6 letter words whose second letter is E
Aedile (n.) A magistrate in ancient Rome, who had the superintendence of public buildings, highways, shows, etc.; hence, a municipal officer.
Aegean (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea, or arm of the Mediterranean sea, east of Greece. See Archipelago.
Aeneid (n.) The great epic poem of Virgil, of which the hero is Aeneas.
Aeolic (a.) Aeolian, 1; as, the Aeolic dialect; the Aeolic mode.
Aeolus (n.) The god of the winds.
Aerate (v. t.) To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air.
Aerate (v. t.) To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aerate soil; to aerate water.
Aerate (v. t.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.
Aerial (a.) Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aerial regions or currents.
Aerial (a.) Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
Aerial (a.) Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aerial spires.
Aerial (a.) Growing, forming, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aerial rootlets, aerial plants.
Aerial (a.) Light as air; ethereal.
Aerify (v. t.) To infuse air into; to combine air with.
Aerify (v. t.) To change into an aeriform state.
Aerose (a.) Of the nature of, or like, copper; brassy.
Aerugo (n.) The rust of any metal, esp. of brass or copper; verdigris.
Esopic (a.) Same as Aesopian.
Aether (n.) See Ether.
Beachy (a.) Having a beach or beaches; formed by a beach or beaches; shingly.
Beacon (n.) A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning.
Beacon (n.) A signal or conspicuous mark erected on an eminence near the shore, or moored in shoal water, as a guide to mariners.
Beacon (n.) A high hill near the shore.
Beacon (n.) That which gives notice of danger.
Beacon (v. t.) To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine.
Beacon (v. t.) To furnish with a beacon or beacons.
Beaded (imp. & p. p.) of Bead
Beadle (v.) A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites or bids persons to appear and answer; -- called also an apparitor or summoner.
Beadle (v.) An officer in a university, who precedes public processions of officers and students.
Beadle (v.) An inferior parish officer in England having a variety of duties, as the preservation of order in church service, the chastisement of petty offenders, etc.
Beagle (n.) A small hound, or hunting dog, twelve to fifteen inches high, used in hunting hares and other small game. See Illustration in Appendix.
Beagle (n.) Fig.: A spy or detective; a constable.
Beaked (a.) Having a beak or a beaklike point; beak-shaped.
Beaked (a.) Furnished with a process or a mouth like a beak; rostrate.
Beaker (n.) A large drinking cup, with a wide mouth, supported on a foot or standard.
Beaker (n.) An open-mouthed, thin glass vessel, having a projecting lip for pouring; -- used for holding solutions requiring heat.
Bealed (imp. & p. p.) of Beal
Beamed (imp. & p. p.) of Beam
Beamed (a.) Furnished with beams, as the head of a stag.
Bearer (n.) One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
Bearer (n.) Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.
Bearer (n.) A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.
Bearer (n.) A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.
Bearer (n.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
Bearer (n.) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.
Beaten () of Beat
Beaten (a.) Made smooth by beating or treading; worn by use.
Beaten (a.) Vanquished; conquered; baffled.
Beaten (a.) Exhausted; tired out.
Beaten (a.) Become common or trite; as, a beaten phrase.
Beaten (a.) Tried; practiced.
Beater (n.) One who, or that which, beats.
Beater (n.) A person who beats up game for the hunters.
Beauty (n.) An assemblage or graces or properties pleasing to the eye, the ear, the intellect, the aesthetic faculty, or the moral sense.
Beauty (n.) A particular grace, feature, ornament, or excellence; anything beautiful; as, the beauties of nature.
Beauty (n.) A beautiful person, esp. a beautiful woman.
Beauty (n.) Prevailing style or taste; rage; fashion.
Beaver (n.) An amphibious rodent, of the genus Castor.
Beaver (n.) The fur of the beaver.
Beaver (n.) A hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now usually of silk.
Beaver (n.) Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.
Beaver (n.) That piece of armor which protected the lower part of the face, whether forming a part of the helmet or fixed to the breastplate. It was so constructed (with joints or otherwise) that the wearer could raise or lower it to eat and drink.
Beblot (v. t.) To blot; to stain.
Becalm (v. t.) To render calm or quiet; to calm; to still; to appease.
Becalm (v. t.) To keep from motion, or stop the progress of, by the stilling of the wind; as, the fleet was becalmed.
Became () imp. of Become.
Becard (n.) A South American bird of the flycatcher family. (Tityra inquisetor).
Bechic () Pertaining to, or relieving, a cough.
Bechic (n.) A medicine for relieving coughs.
Becked (imp. & p. p.) of Beck
Becker (n.) A European fish (Pagellus centrodontus); the sea bream or braise.
Becket (n.) A small grommet, or a ring or loop of rope / metal for holding things in position, as spars, ropes, etc.; also a bracket, a pocket, or a handle made of rope.
Becket (n.) A spade for digging turf.
Beckon (v. t.) To make a significant sign to; hence, to summon, as by a motion of the hand.
Beckon (n.) A sign made without words; a beck.
Beclap (v. t.) To catch; to grasp; to insnare.
Beclip (v. t.) To embrace; to surround.
Became (imp.) of Become
Become (p. p.) of Become
Become (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character.
Become (v. i.) To come; to get.
Become (v. t.) To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons and things.
Becuna (n.) A fish of the Mediterranean (Sphyraena spet). See Barracuda.
Becurl (v. t.) To curl; to adorn with curls.
Bedded (imp. & p. p.) of Bed
Bedaff (v. t.) To make a daff or fool of.
Bedash (v. t.) To wet by dashing or throwing water or other liquid upon; to bespatter.
Bedaub (v. t.) To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
Bedbug (n.) A wingless, bloodsucking, hemipterous insect (Cimex Lectularius), sometimes infesting houses and especially beds. See Illustration in Appendix.
Bedded (a.) Provided with a bed; as, double-bedded room; placed or arranged in a bed or beds.
Bedeck (v. t.) To deck, ornament, or adorn; to grace.
Bedell (n.) Same as Beadle.
Bedewy (a.) Moist with dew; dewy.
Bedkey (n.) An instrument for tightening the parts of a bedstead.
Bedlam (n.) A place appropriated to the confinement and care of the insane; a madhouse.
Bedlam (n.) An insane person; a lunatic; a madman.
Bedlam (n.) Any place where uproar and confusion prevail.
Bedlam (a.) Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse.
Bedote (v. t.) To cause to dote; to deceive.
Bedpan (n.) A pan for warming beds.
Bedpan (n.) A shallow chamber vessel, so constructed that it can be used by a sick person in bed.
Bedrid (v. i.) Alt. of Bedridden
Bedrop (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with drops.
Bedrug (v. t.) To drug abundantly or excessively.
Beduck (v. t.) To duck; to put the head under water; to immerse.
Beduin (n.) See Bedouin.
Bedung (v. t.) To cover with dung, as for manuring; to bedaub or defile, literally or figuratively.
Bedust (v. t.) To sprinkle, soil, or cover with dust.
Bedyed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedye
Beechy (a.) Of or relating to beeches.
Beetle (v. t.) A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
Beetle (v. t.) A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.
Beetle (v. t.) To beat with a heavy mallet.
Beetle (v. t.) To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.
Beetle (v. t.) Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.
Beetle (v. i.) To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.
Beeves (n.) plural of Beef, the animal.
Befell (imp.) of Befall
Befall (v. t.) To happen to.
Befall (v. i.) To come to pass; to happen.
Befool (v. t.) To fool; to delude or lead into error; to infatuate; to deceive.
Befool (v. t.) To cause to behave like a fool; to make foolish.
Before (prep.) In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.
Before (prep.) Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.
Before (prep.) An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.
Before (prep.) Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.
Before (prep.) In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.
Before (prep.) Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.
Before (prep.) Open for; free of access to; in the power of.
Before (adv.) On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.
Before (adv.) In advance.
Before (adv.) In time past; previously; already.
Before (adv.) Earlier; sooner than; until then.
Befoul (a.) To make foul; to soil.
Befoul (a.) To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
Begged (imp. & p. p.) of Beg
Beggar (n.) One who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner.
Beggar (n.) One who makes it his business to ask alms.
Beggar (n.) One who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use.
Beggar (n.) One who assumes in argument what he does not prove.
Beggar (v. t.) To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself.
Beggar (v. t.) To cause to seem very poor and inadequate.
Begilt () of Begild
Begild (v. t.) To gild.
Begirt (imp.) of Begird
Begirt (p. p.) of Begird
Begird (v. t.) To bind with a band or girdle; to gird.
Begird (v. t.) To surround as with a band; to encompass.
Begirt (v. t.) To encompass; to begird.
Begnaw (v. t.) To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode.
Begone (interj.) Go away; depart; get you gone.
Begone (p. p.) Surrounded; furnished; beset; environed (as in woe-begone).
Begore (v. t.) To besmear with gore.
Beguin (n.) See Beghard.
Behalf (n.) Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.
Behave (v. t.) To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discip
Behave (v. t.) To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively.
Behave (v. i.) To act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill.
Behead (v. t.) To sever the head from; to take off the head of.
Beheld () imp. & p. p. of Behold.
Behest (n.) That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.
Behest (n.) A vow; a promise.
Behest (v. t.) To vow.
Behete (v. t.) See Behight.
Behind (a.) On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.
Behind (a.) Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
Behind (a.) Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
Behind (adv.) At the back part; in the rear.
Behind (adv.) Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
Behind (adv.) Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
Behind (adv.) Backward in time or order of succession; past.
Behind (adv.) After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
Behind (n.) The backside; the rump.
Beheld (imp. & p. p.) of Behold
Behold (v. t.) To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
Behold (v. i.) To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see.
Behoof (v. t.) Advantage; profit; benefit; interest; use.
Behove (v.) and derivatives. See Behoove, &c.
Behowl (v. t.) To howl at.
Bejade (v. t.) To jade or tire.
Bejape (v. t.) To jape; to laugh at; to deceive.
Beknow (v. t.) To confess; to acknowledge.
Belace (v. t.) To fasten, as with a lace or cord.
Belace (v. t.) To cover or adorn with lace.
Belace (v. t.) To beat with a strap. See Lace.
Belamy (n.) Good friend; dear friend.
Belate (v. t.) To retard or make too late.
Belaud (v. t.) To laud or praise greatly.
Belaid (imp. & p. p.) of Belay
Beldam (n.) Alt. of Beldame
Beleft (imp. & p. p.) of Beleave
Belfry (n.) A movable tower erected by besiegers for purposes of attack and defense.
Belfry (n.) A bell tower, usually attached to a church or other building, but sometimes separate; a campanile.
Belfry (n.) A room in a tower in which a bell is or may be hung; or a cupola or turret for the same purpose.
Belfry (n.) The framing on which a bell is suspended.
Belgic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Belgae, a German tribe who anciently possessed the country between the Rhine, the Seine, and the ocean.
Belgic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Netherlands or to Belgium.
Belial (n.) An evil spirit; a wicked and unprincipled person; the personification of evil.
Belied (imp. & p. p.) of Belie
Belief (n.) Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses.
Belief (n.) A persuasion of the truths of religion; faith.
Belief (n.) The thing believed; the object of belief.
Belief (n.) A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed.
Belike (adv.) It is likely or probably; perhaps.
Belime (v. t.) To besmear or insnare with birdlime.
Belive (a.) Forthwith; speedily; quickly.
Belled (imp. & p. p.) of Bell
Belled (a.) Hung with a bell or bells.
Bellic (a.) Alt. of Bellical
Bellon (n.) Lead colic.
Bellow (v.) To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.
Bellow (v.) To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor.
Bellow (v.) To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound.
Bellow (v. t.) To emit with a loud voice; to shout; -- used with out.
Bellow (n.) A loud resounding outcry or noise, as of an enraged bull; a roar.
Belock (v. t.) To lock, or fasten as with a lock.
Belong (v. i.) To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great Britain.
Belong (v. i.) To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or related; to owe allegiance or service.
Belong (v. i.) To be the concern or proper business or function of; to appertain to.
Belong (v. i.) To be suitable for; to be due to.
Belong (v. i.) To be native to, or an inhabitant of; esp. to have a legal residence, settlement, or inhabitancy, whether by birth or operation of law, so as to be entitled to maintenance by the parish or town.
Belong (v. t.) To be deserved by.
Belord (v. t.) To act the lord over.
Belord (v. t.) To address by the title of "lord".
Belove (v. t.) To love.
Belowt (v. t.) To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to.
Belted (imp. & p. p.) of Belt
Belted (a.) Encircled by, or secured with, a belt; as, a belted plaid; girt with a belt, as an honorary distinction; as, a belted knight; a belted earl.
Belted (a.) Marked with a band or circle; as, a belted stalk.
Belted (a.) Worn in, or suspended from, the belt.
Beltin (n.) See Beltane.
Beluga (n.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins.
Belute (v. t.) To bespatter, as with mud.
Bemask (v. t.) To mask; to conceal.
Bemaul (v. t.) To maul or beat severely; to bruise.
Bemaze (v. t.) To bewilder.
Bemean (v. t.) To make mean; to lower.
Bemeet (v. t.) To meet.
Bemete (v. t.) To mete.
Bemire (v. t.) To drag through, encumber with, or fix in, the mire; to soil by passing through mud or dirt.
Bemist (v. t.) To envelop in mist.
Bemoan (v. t.) To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.
Bemock (v. t.) To mock; to ridicule.
Bemoil (v. t.) To soil or encumber with mire and dirt.
Bemuse (v. t.) To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.
Bename (v. t.) To promise; to name.
Bended (imp. & p. p.) of Bend
Bender (n.) One who, or that which, bends.
Bender (n.) An instrument used for bending.
Bender (n.) A drunken spree.
Bender (n.) A sixpence.
Beneme (v. t.) To deprive (of), or take away (from).
Bengal (n.) A province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc.
Bengal (n.) A thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal.
Bengal (n.) Striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes.
Benign (a.) Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.
Benign (a.) Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.
Benign (a.) Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.
Bennet (a.) The common yellow-flowered avens of Europe (Geum urbanum); herb bennet. The name is sometimes given to other plants, as the hemlock, valerian, etc.
Benumb (a.) To make torpid; to deprive of sensation or sensibility; to stupefy; as, a hand or foot benumbed by cold.
Benzal (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH, of the aromatic series, related to benzyl and benzoyl; -- used adjectively or in combination.
Benzol (n.) An impure benzene, used in the arts as a solvent, and for various other purposes. See Benzene.
Benzyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.
Bepelt (v. t.) To pelt roundly.
Berain (v. t.) To rain upon; to wet with rain.
Berate (v. t.) To rate or chide vehemently; to scold.
Berber (n.) A member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; -- called also Kabyles. Also, the language spoken by this people.
Bereft () of Bereave
Bereft () imp. & p. p. of Bereave.
Berime (v. t.) To berhyme.
Berlin (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin.
Berlin (n.) Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also Berlin wool.
Bertha (n.) A kind of collar or cape worn by ladies.
Besant (n.) See Bezant.
Beseek (v. t.) To beseech.
Beseem (v. t.) Literally: To appear or seem (well, ill, best, etc.) for (one) to do or to have. Hence: To be fit, suitable, or proper for, or worthy of; to become; to befit.
Beseem (v. i.) To seem; to appear; to be fitting.
Beseen (a.) Seen; appearing.
Beseen (a.) Decked or adorned; clad.
Beseen (a.) Accomplished; versed.
Beshow (n.) A large food fish (Anoplopoma fimbria) of the north Pacific coast; -- called also candlefish.
Beshut (v. t.) To shut up or out.
Beside (n.) At the side of; on one side of.
Beside (n.) Aside from; out of the regular course or order of; in a state of deviation from; out of.
Beside (n.) Over and above; distinct from; in addition to.
Beside (adv.) On one side.
Beside (adv.) More than that; over and above; not included in the number, or in what has been mentioned; moreover; in addition.
Besmut (v. t.) To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.
Besnow (v. t.) To scatter like snow; to cover thick, as with snow flakes.
Besnow (v. t.) To cover with snow; to whiten with snow, or as with snow.
Besort (v. t.) To assort or be congruous with; to fit, or become.
Besort (n.) Befitting associates or attendants.
Bespew (v. t.) To soil or daub with spew; to vomit on.
Bespit (imp.) of Bespit
Bespit (p. p.) of Bespit
Bespit (v. t.) To daub or soil with spittle.
Bespot (v. t.) To mark with spots, or as with spots.
Bestad (imp. & p. p.) Beset; put in peril.
Bestar (v. t.) To sprinkle with, or as with, stars; to decorate with, or as with, stars; to bestud.
Bested () of Bestead
Bestad () of Bestead
Bestir (v. t.) To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor; -- usually with the reciprocal pronoun.
Bestow (v. t.) To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put.
Bestow (v. t.) To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.
Bestow (v. t.) To expend, as money.
Bestow (v. t.) To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.
Bestow (v. t.) To give in marriage.
Bestow (v. t.) To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun.
Bestud (v. t.) To set or adorn, as with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud; as, to bestud with stars.
Betted () of Bet
Betook (imp.) of Betake
Betake (v. t.) To take or seize.
Betake (v. t.) To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
Betake (v. t.) To commend or intrust to; to commit to.
Beteem (a.) To give ; to bestow; to grant; to accord; to consent.
Beteem (a.) To allow; to permit; to suffer.
Bethel (n.) A place of worship; a hallowed spot.
Bethel (n.) A chapel for dissenters.
Bethel (n.) A house of worship for seamen.
Betide (v. t.) To happen to; to befall; to come to ; as, woe betide the wanderer.
Betide (v. i.) To come to pass; to happen; to occur.
Betime (adv.) Alt. of Betimes
Betony (n.) A plant of the genus Betonica (Linn.).
Betook () imp. of Betake.
Betorn (a.) Torn in pieces; tattered.
Betoss (v. t.) To put in violent motion; to agitate; to disturb; to toss.
Betrap (v. t.) To draw into, or catch in, a trap; to insnare; to circumvent.
Betrap (v. t.) To put trappings on; to clothe; to deck.
Betray (v. t.) To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city.
Betray (v. t.) To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.
Betray (v. t.) To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
Betray (v. t.) To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally.
Betray (v. t.) To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
Betray (v. t.) To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
Betray (v. t.) To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.
Betrim (v. t.) To set in order; to adorn; to deck, to embellish; to trim.
Better (a.) Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.
Better (a.) Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.
Better (a.) Greater in amount; larger; more.
Better (a.) Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.
Better (a.) More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject.
Better (n.) Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy.
Better (n.) One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; -- usually in the plural.
Better (compar.) In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits.
Better (compar.) More correctly or thoroughly.
Better (compar.) In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another.
Better (compar.) More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better.
Better (a.) To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of.
Better (a.) To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise.
Better (a.) To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel.
Better (a.) To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of.
Better (v. i.) To become better; to improve.
Better (n.) One who bets or lays a wager.
Bettor (n.) One who bets; a better.
Beurre (n.) A beurre (or buttery) pear, one with the meat soft and melting; -- used with a distinguishing word; as, Beurre d'Anjou; Beurre Clairgeau.
Bevile (n.) A chief broken or opening like a carpenter's bevel.
Bevies (pl. ) of Bevy
Bewail (v. t.) To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.
Bewail (v. i.) To express grief; to lament.
Bewake (v. t. & i.) To keep watch over; to keep awake.
Beware (v. i.) To be on one's guard; to be cautious; to take care; -- commonly followed by of or lest before the thing that is to be avoided.
Beware (v. i.) To have a special regard; to heed.
Beware (v. t.) To avoid; to take care of; to have a care for.
Bewash (v. t.) To drench or souse with water.
Bewept (imp. & p. p.) of Beweep
Beweep (v. t.) To weep over; to deplore; to bedew with tears.
Beweep (v. i.) To weep.
Bewrap (v. t.) To wrap up; to cover.
Bewray (v. t.) To soil. See Beray.
Bewray (v. t.) To expose; to reveal; to disclose; to betray.
Beylic (n.) The territory ruled by a bey.
Beyond (prep.) On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.
Beyond (prep.) At a place or time not yet reached; before.
Beyond (prep.) Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.
Beyond (prep.) In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind.
Beyond (adv.) Further away; at a distance; yonder.
Bezant (n.) A gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, varying in weight and value, usually (those current in England) between a sovereign and a half sovereign. There were also white or silver bezants.
Bezant (n.) A circle in or, i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant.
Bezant (n.) A decoration of a flat surface, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.
Bezoar (n.) A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid diseases. Hence: Any antidote or panacea.
Bezzle (v. t.) To plunder; to waste in riot.
Bezzle (v. i.) To drink to excess; to revel.
Ceased (imp. & p. p.) of Cease
Cecity (n.) Blindness.
Cedarn (a.) Of or pertaining to the cedar or its wood.
Ceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cede
Cedrat (n.) Properly the citron, a variety of Citrus medica, with large fruits, not acid, and having a high perfume.
Cedule (n.) A scroll; a writing; a schedule.
Ceiled (imp. & p. p.) of Ceil
Celery (n.) A plant of the Parsley family (Apium graveolens), of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.
Celiac (a.) See Coellac.
Celled (imp. & p. p.) of Cell
Cellar (n.) A room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground, where provisions and other stores are kept.
Celled (a.) Containing a cell or cells.
Cellos (pl. ) of Cello
Celtic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Celts; as, Celtic people, tribes, literature, tongue.
Celtic (n.) The language of the Celts.
Cement (n.) Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.
Cement (n.) A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.
Cement (n.) The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.
Cement (n.) Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.
Cement (n.) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; -- called also cementum.
Cement (n.) To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.
Cement (n.) To unite firmly or closely.
Cement (n.) To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
Cement (v. i.) To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.
Censed (imp. & p. p.) of Cense
Censer (n.) A vessel for perfumes; esp. one in which incense is burned.
Censor (n.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a register of the number and property of citizens, and who also exercised the office of inspector of morals and conduct.
Censor (n.) One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they are committed to the press, and to forbid their publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an official in some European countries.
Censor (n.) One given to fault-finding; a censurer.
Censor (n.) A critic; a reviewer.
Census (n.) A numbering of the people, and valuation of their estate, for the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years.
Census (n.) An official registration of the number of the people, the value of their estates, and other general statistics of a country.
Cental (n.) A weight of one hundred pounds avoirdupois; -- called in many parts of the United States a Hundredweight.
Cental (n.) Relating to a hundred.
Center (n.) A point equally distant from the extremities of a
Center (n.) The middle or central portion of anything.
Center (n.) A principal or important point of concentration; the nucleus around which things are gathered or to which they tend; an object of attention, action, or force; as, a center of attaction.
Center (n.) The earth.
Center (n.) Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.
Center (n.) A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.
Center (n.) One of the two conical steel pins, in a lathe, etc., upon which the work is held, and about which it revolves.
Center (n.) A conical recess, or indentation, in the end of a shaft or other work, to receive the point of a center, on which the work can turn, as in a lathe.
Center (v. i.) Alt. of Centre
Centre (v. i.) To be placed in a center; to be central.
Centre (v. i.) To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.
Center (v. t.) Alt. of Centre
Centre (v. t.) To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
Centre (v. t.) To collect to a point; to concentrate.
Centre (v. t.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
Centos (pl. ) of Cento
Centre (n. & v.) See Center.
Centra (pl. ) of Centrum
Centry (n.) See Sentry.
Cerago (n.) Beebread.
Cerate (n.) An unctuous preparation for external application, of a consistence intermediate between that of an ointment and a plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.
Cercal (a.) Of or pertaining to the tail.
Cercus (n.) See Cercopod.
Cering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cere
Cereal (a.) Of or pertaining to the grasses which are cultivated for their edible seeds (as wheat, maize, rice, etc.), or to their seeds or grain.
Cereal (n.) Any grass cultivated for its edible grain, or the grain itself; -- usually in the plural.
Cereus (n.) A genus of plants of the Cactus family. They are natives of America, from California to Chili.
Cerial (a.) Same as Cerrial.
Ceriph (n.) One of the fine
Cerise (a.) Cherry-colored; a light bright red; -- applied to textile fabrics, especially silk.
Cerite (n.) A gastropod shell belonging to the family Cerithiidae; -- so called from its hornlike form.
Cerite (n.) A mineral of a brownish of cherry-red color, commonly massive. It is a hydrous silicate of cerium and allied metals.
Cerium (n.) A rare metallic element, occurring in the minerals cerite, allanite, monazite, etc. Symbol Ce. Atomic weight 141.5. It resembles iron in color and luster, but is soft, and both malleable and ductile. It tarnishes readily in the air.
Ceroma (n.) The unguent (a composition of oil and wax) with which wrestlers were anointed among the ancient Romans.
Ceroma (n.) That part of the baths and gymnasia in which bathers and wrestlers anointed themselves.
Ceroma (n.) The cere of birds.
Ceroon (n.) A bale or package. covered with hide, or with wood bound with hide; as, a ceroon of indigo, cochineal, etc.
Cerote (n.) See Cerate.
Cerris (n.) A species of oak (Quercus cerris) native in the Orient and southern Europe; -- called also bitter oak and Turkey oak.
Certes (adv.) Certainly; in truth; verily.
Cerule (a.) Blue; cerulean.
Ceruse (n.) White lead, used as a pigment. See White lead, under White.
Ceruse (n.) A cosmetic containing white lead.
Ceruse (n.) The native carbonate of lead.
Cervix (n.) The neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of Bird.
Cervus (n.) A genus of ruminants, including the red deer and other allied species.
Cessed (imp. & p. p.) of Cess
Cesser (v. i.) a neglect of a tenant to perform services, or make payment, for two years.
Cessor (v. i.) One who neglects, for two years, to perform the service by which he holds lands, so that he incurs the danger of the writ of cessavit. See Cessavit.
Cessor (v. t.) An assessor.
Cestus (n.) A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.
Cestus (n.) A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species (Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.
Cestus (n.) A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.
Cestuy (pron.) Alt. of Cestui
Cestui (pron.) He; the one.
Cesura (n.) See Caesura.
Cetene (n.) An oily hydrocarbon, C16H32, of the ethylene series, obtained from spermaceti.
Deacon (n.) An officer in Christian churches appointed to perform certain subordinate duties varying in different communions. In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, a person admitted to the lowest order in the ministry, subordinate to the bishops and priests. In Presbyterian churches, he is subordinate to the minister and elders, and has charge of certain duties connected with the communion service and the care of the poor. In Congregational churches, he is subordinate to the pastor, an
Deacon (n.) The chairman of an incorporated company.
Deacon (v. t.) To read aloud each
Deaden (a.) To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound.
Deaden (a.) To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to deaden a ship's headway.
Deaden (a.) To make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine.
Deaden (a.) To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure; as, to deaden gilding by a coat of size.
Deadly (a.) Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound.
Deadly (a.) Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.
Deadly (a.) Subject to death; mortal.
Deadly (adv.) In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death.
Deadly (adv.) In a manner to occasion death; mortally.
Deadly (adv.) In an implacable manner; destructively.
Deadly (adv.) Extremely.
Deafen (v. t.) To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.
Deafen (v. t.) To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc.
Deafly (adv.) Without sense of sounds; obscurely.
Deafly (a.) Lonely; solitary.
Dealer (n.) One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.
Dealer (n.) One who distributes cards to the players.
Dealth (n.) Share dealt.
Dearie (n.) Same as Deary.
Dearly (adv.) In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.
Dearly (adv.) At a high rate or price; grievously.
Dearly (adv.) Exquisitely.
Dearth (n.) Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine.
Debarb (v. t.) To deprive of the beard.
Debark (v. t. & i.) To go ashore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to put ashore.
Debase (a.) To reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of worth, dignity, purity, station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to deteriorate; to abase; as, to debase the character by crime; to debase the mind by frivolity; to debase style by vulgar words.
Debate (v. t.) To engage in combat for; to strive for.
Debate (v. t.) To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.
Debate (v. i.) To engage in strife or combat; to fight.
Debate (v. i.) To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; -- often followed by on or upon.
Debate (v. t.) A fight or fighting; contest; strife.
Debate (v. t.) Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing action; strife in argument; controversy; as, the debates in Parliament or in Congress.
Debate (v. t.) Subject of discussion.
Debile (a.) Weak.
Deblai (n.) The cavity from which the earth for parapets, etc. (remblai), is taken.
Debosh (v. t.) To debauch.
Debris (n.) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.
Debris (n.) Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.
Debted (p. a.) Indebted; obliged to.
Debtee (n.) One to whom a debt is due; creditor; -- correlative to debtor.
Debtor (n.) One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.
Decade (n.) A group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy.
Decamp (v. i.) To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground, usually by night or secretly.
Decamp (v. i.) Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; -- generally used disparagingly.
Decane (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H22, of the paraffin series, including several isomeric modifications.
Decani (a.) Used of the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed; decanal; -- correlative to cantoris; as, the decanal, or decani, side.
Decant (v. t.) To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.
Decard (v. t.) To discard.
Decede (n.) To withdraw.
Deceit (n.) An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.
Deceit (n.) Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.
Decene (n.) One of the higher hydrocarbons, C10H20, of the ethylene series.
Decent (a.) Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
Decent (a.) Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
Decent (a.) Comely; shapely; well-formed.
Decent (a.) Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.
Decern (v. t.) To perceive, discern, or decide.
Decern (v. t.) To decree; to adjudge.
Decerp (v. t.) To pluck off; to crop; to gather.
Decide (v. t.) To cut off; to separate.
Decide (v. t.) To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.
Decide (v. i.) To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion; to give decision; as, the court decided in favor of the defendant.
Decile (n.) An aspect or position of two planets, when they are distant from each other a tenth part of the zodiac, or 36!.
Decime (n.) A French coin, the tenth part of a franc, equal to about two cents.
Decine (n.) One of the higher hydrocarbons, C10H15, of the acetylene series; -- called also decenylene.
Decked (imp. & p. p.) of Deck
Deckel (n.) Same as Deckle.
Decker (n.) One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer; as, a table decker.
Decker (n.) A vessel which has a deck or decks; -- used esp. in composition; as, a single-decker; a three-decker.
Deckle (n.) A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper.
Decoct (v. t.) To prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water; to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling; to make an infusion of.
Decoct (v. t.) To prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest; to concoct.
Decoct (v. t.) To warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling.
Decore (v. t.) To decorate; to beautify.
Decree (n.) An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru// decision.
Decree (n.) A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
Decree (n.) A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
Decree (n.) An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
Decree (v. t.) To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.
Decree (v. t.) To ordain by fate.
Decree (v. i.) To make decrees; -- used absolutely.
Decrew (v. i.) To decrease.
Decurt (v. t.) To cut short; to curtail.
Decury (n.) A set or squad of ten men under a decurion.
Dedans (n.) A division, at one end of a tennis court, for spectators.
Deduce (v. t.) To lead forth.
Deduce (v. t.) To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole.
Deduce (v. t.) To derive or draw; to derive by logical process; to obtain or arrive at as the result of reasoning; to gather, as a truth or opinion, from what precedes or from premises; to infer; -- with from or out of.
Deduct (v. t.) To lead forth or out.
Deduct (v. t.) To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of.
Deduct (v. t.) To reduce; to diminish.
Deduit (n.) Delight; pleasure.
Deemed (imp. & p. p.) of Deem
Deepen (v. t.) To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
Deepen (v. t.) To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.
Deepen (v. t.) To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
Deepen (v. t.) To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.
Deepen (v. i.) To become deeper; as, the water deepens at every cast of the lead; the plot deepens.
Deeply (adv.) At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as, to sink deeply.
Deeply (adv.) Profoundly; thoroughly; not superficially; in a high degree; intensely; as, deeply skilled in ethics.
Deeply (adv.) Very; with a tendency to darkness of color.
Deeply (adv.) Gravely; with low or deep tone; as, a deeply toned instrument.
Deeply (adv.) With profound skill; with art or intricacy; as, a deeply laid plot or intrigue.
Deesis (n.) An invocation of, or address to, the Supreme Being.
Deface (v. t.) To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record.
Deface (v. t.) To destroy; to make null.
Defail (v. t.) To cause to fail.
Defalk (v. t.) To lop off; to abate.
Defame (v. t.) To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
Defame (v. t.) To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
Defame (v. t.) To charge; to accuse.
Defame (n.) Dishonor.
Defeat (v. t.) To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.
Defeat (v. t.) To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.
Defeat (v. t.) To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.
Defeat (v. t.) To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.
Defeat (v.) An undoing or annulling; destruction.
Defeat (v.) Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design.
Defeat (v.) An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; -- opposed to victory.
Defect (n.) Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.
Defect (n.) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
Defect (v. i.) To fail; to become deficient.
Defect (v. t.) To injure; to damage.
Defend (v. t.) To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.
Defend (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
Defend (v. t.) To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; -- sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.
Defend (v. t.) To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.
Defier (n.) One who dares and defies; a contemner; as, a defier of the laws.
Defile (v. i.) To march off in a
Defile (v. t.) Same as Defilade.
Defile (n.) Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc.
Defile (n.) The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. See Defilade.
Defile (v. t.) To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.
Defile (v. t.) To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.
Defile (v. t.) To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.
Defile (v. t.) To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate.
Defile (v. t.) To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.
Define (v. t.) To fix the bounds of; to bring to a termination; to end.
Define (v. t.) To determine or clearly exhibit the boundaries of; to mark the limits of; as, to define the extent of a kingdom or country.
Define (v. t.) To determine with precision; to mark out with distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly; as, the defining power of an optical instrument.
Define (v. t.) To determine the precise signification of; to fix the meaning of; to describe accurately; to explain; to expound or interpret; as, to define a word, a phrase, or a scientific term.
Define (v. i.) To determine; to decide.
Deflow (v. i.) To flow down.
Deflux (n.) Downward flow.
Deform (v. t.) To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure.
Deform (v. t.) To render displeasing; to deprive of come
Deform (a.) Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid.
Defoul (v. t.) To tread down.
Defoul (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.
Defray (v. t.) To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc.
Defray (v. t.) To avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath.
Deftly (adv.) Aptly; fitly; dexterously; neatly.
Defuse (v. t.) To disorder; to make shapeless.
Defied (imp. & p. p.) of Defy
Degree (n.) A step, stair, or staircase.
Degree (n.) One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank, acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as, degrees of vice and virtue; to advance by slow degrees; degree of comparison.
Degree (n.) The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position.
Degree (n.) Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.
Degree (n.) Grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc.
Degree (n.) A certain distance or remove in the
Degree (n.) Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees.
Degree (n.) State as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a2b3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax4 + bx2 = c, and mx2y2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree.
Degree (n.) A 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds.
Degree (n.) A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.
Degree (n.) A
Degust (v. t.) To taste.
Dehorn (v. t.) To deprive of horns; to prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle) by burning their ends soon after they start. See Dishorn.
Dehors (prep.) Out of; without; foreign to; out of the agreement, record, will, or other instrument.
Dehors (n.) All sorts of outworks in general, at a distance from the main works; any advanced works for protection or cover.
Dehort (v. t.) To urge to abstain or refrain; to dissuade.
Dehusk (v. t.) To remove the husk from.
Deific (a.) Alt. of Deifical
Deject (v. t.) To cast down.
Deject (v. t.) To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
Deject (a.) Dejected.
Delate (v.) To carry; to convey.
Delate (v.) To carry abroad; to spread; to make public.
Delate (v.) To carry or bring against, as a charge; to inform against; to accuse; to denounce.
Delate (v.) To carry on; to conduct.
Delate (v. i.) To dilate.
Delays (pl. ) of Delay
Delete (v. t.) To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.
Delict (n.) An offense or transgression against law; (Scots Law) an offense of a lesser degree; a misdemeanor.
Deloul (n.) A special breed of the dromedary used for rapid traveling; the swift camel; -- called also herire, and maharik.
Deltas (pl. ) of Delta
Deltic (a.) Deltaic.
Delude (v. t.) To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
Delude (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint.
Deluge (n.) A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).
Deluge (n.) Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.
Deluge (v. t.) To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
Deluge (v. t.) To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.
Delved (imp. & p. p.) of Delve
Delver (n.) One who digs, as with a spade.
Demain (n.) Rule; management.
Demain (n.) See Demesne.
Demand (v. t.) To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.
Demand (v. t.) To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
Demand (v. t.) To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
Demand (v. t.) To call into court; to summon.
Demand (v. i.) To make a demand; to inquire.
Demand (v. t.) The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.
Demand (v. t.) Earnest inquiry; question; query.
Demand (v. t.) A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.
Demand (v. t.) That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
Demand (v. t.) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
Demand (v. t.) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
Demand (v. t.) A thing or amount claimed to be due.
Demean (v. t.) To manage; to conduct; to treat.
Demean (v. t.) To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Demean (v. t.) To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Demean (v. t.) Management; treatment.
Demean (v. t.) Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor.
Demean (n.) Demesne.
Demean (n.) Resources; means.
Dement (v. t.) To deprive of reason; to make mad.
Dement (a.) Demented; dementate.
Demise (n.) Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
Demise (n.) The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
Demise (n.) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
Demise (v. t.) To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
Demise (v. t.) To convey; to give.
Demise (v. t.) To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
Demiss (a.) Cast down; humble; submissive.
Dempne (v. t.) To damn; to condemn.
Demure (a.) Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave.
Demure (a.) Affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity.
Demure (v. i.) To look demurely.
Demies (pl. ) of Demy
Denary (a.) Containing ten; tenfold; proceeding by tens; as, the denary, or decimal, scale.
Denary (n.) The number ten; a division into ten.
Denary (n.) A coin; the Anglicized form of denarius.
Dengue (n.) A specific epidemic disease attended with high fever, cutaneous eruption, and severe pains in the head and limbs, resembling those of rheumatism; -- called also breakbone fever. It occurs in India, Egypt, the West Indies, etc., is of short duration, and rarely fatal.
Denial (n.) The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.
Denial (n.) A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
Denial (n.) A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
Denial (n.) A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.
Denier (n.) One who denies; as, a denier of a fact, or of the faith, or of Christ.
Denier (n.) A small copper coin of insignificant value.
Denize (v. t.) To make a denizen; to confer the rights of citizenship upon; to naturalize.
Dennet (n.) A light, open, two-wheeled carriage for one horse; a kind of gig.
Denote (v. t.) To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour.
Denote (v. t.) To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
Dented (imp. & p. p.) of Dent
Dental (a.) Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery.
Dental (a.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d t are dental letters.
Dental (a.) An articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth.
Dental (a.) A marine mollusk of the genus Dentalium, with a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See Dentalium.
Dented (v. t.) Indented; impressed with little hollows.
Dentel (n.) Same as Dentil.
Dentex (n.) An edible European marine fish (Sparus dentex, or Dentex vulgaris) of the family Percidae.
Dentil (n.) A small square block or projection in cornices, a number of which are ranged in an ornamental band; -- used particularly in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
Denude (v. t.) To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.
Denied (imp. & p. p.) of Deny
Deodar (n.) A kind of cedar (Cedrus Deodara), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.
Depart (v. i.) To part; to divide; to separate.
Depart (v. i.) To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; -- opposed to arrive; -- often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination.
Depart (v. i.) To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; -- with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading.
Depart (v. i.) To pass away; to perish.
Depart (v. i.) To quit this world; to die.
Depart (v. t.) To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.
Depart (v. t.) To divide in order to share; to apportion.
Depart (v. t.) To leave; to depart from.
Depart (n.) Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
Depart (n.) A going away; departure; hence, death.
Depend (v. i.) To hang down; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to something above.
Depend (v. i.) To hang in suspense; to be pending; to be undetermined or undecided; as, a cause depending in court.
Depend (v. i.) To rely for support; to be conditioned or contingent; to be connected with anything, as a cause of existence, or as a necessary condition; -- followed by on or upon, formerly by of.
Depend (v. i.) To trust; to rest with confidence; to rely; to confide; to be certain; -- with on or upon; as, we depend on the word or assurance of our friends; we depend on the mail at the usual hour.
Depend (v. i.) To serve; to attend; to act as a dependent or retainer.
Depend (v. i.) To impend.
Depict (p. p.) Depicted.
Depict (p. p.) Depicted.
Depict (v. t.) To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray.
Depict (v. t.) To represent in words; to describe vividly.
Deploy (v. t. & i.) To open out; to unfold; to spread out (a body of troops) in such a way that they shall display a wider front and less depth; -- the reverse of ploy; as, to deploy a column of troops into
Deploy (n.) Alt. of Deployment
Depone (v. t.) To lay, as a stake; to wager.
Depone (v. t.) To lay down.
Depone (v. t.) To assert under oath; to depose.
Depone (v. i.) To testify under oath; to depose; to bear witness.
Deport (v. t.) To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment.
Deport (v. t.) To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Deport (n.) Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment.
Depose (v. t.) To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside.
Depose (v. t.) To let fall; to deposit.
Depose (v. t.) To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office.
Depose (v. t.) To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use.
Depose (v. t.) To put under oath.
Depose (v. i.) To bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition.
Depper (a.) Deeper.
Depure (v. t.) To depurate; to purify.
Depute (v. t.) To appoint as deputy or agent; to commission to act in one's place; to delegate.
Depute (v. t.) To appoint; to assign; to choose.
Depute (n.) A person deputed; a deputy.
Deputy (n.) One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
Deputy (n.) A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
Derain (v. t.) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one's self).
Derail (v. t.) To cause to run off from the rails of a railroad, as a locomotive.
Derbio (n.) A large European food fish (Lichia glauca).
Deride (v. t.) To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
Derive (v. t.) To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.
Derive (v. t.) To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.
Derive (v. t.) To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.
Derive (v. t.) To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
Derive (v. i.) To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.
Dermal (a.) Pertaining to the integument or skin of animals; dermic; as, the dermal secretions.
Dermal (a.) Pertaining to the dermis or true skin.
Dermic (a.) Relating to the derm or skin.
Dermic (a.) Pertaining to the dermis; dermal.
Dermis (n.) The deep sensitive layer of the skin beneath the scarfskin or epidermis; -- called also true skin, derm, derma, corium, cutis, and enderon. See Skin, and Illust. in Appendix.
Dernly (adv.) Secretly; grievously; mournfully.
Dervis (n.) A Turkish or Persian monk, especially one who professes extreme poverty and leads an austere life.
Descry (v. t.) To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover.
Descry (v. t.) To discover; to disclose; to reveal.
Descry (n.) Discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance.
Desert (n.) That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.
Desert (n.) A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa are destitute and vegetation.
Desert (n.) A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.
Desert (a.) Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
Desert (v. t.) To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country.
Desert (v. t.) To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.
Desert (v. i.) To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond.
Design (n.) To draw preliminary out
Design (n.) To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
Design (n.) To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.
Design (n.) To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
Design (v. i.) To form a design or designs; to plan.
Design (n.) A preliminary sketch; an out
Design (n.) A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
Design (n.) Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
Design (n.) The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
Design (n.) The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
Desire (v. t.) To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
Desire (v. t.) To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
Desire (v. t.) To require; to demand; to claim.
Desire (v. t.) To miss; to regret.
Desire (v. t.) The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.
Desire (v. t.) An expressed wish; a request; petition.
Desire (v. t.) Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
Desire (v. t.) Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
Desire (v. t.) Grief; regret.
Desist (v. i.) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
Desked (imp. & p. p.) of Desk
Desman (n.) An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia (Myogale moschata). It is allied to the moles, but is called muskrat by some English writers.
Desmid (n.) Alt. of Desmidian
Despot (n.) A master; a lord; especially, an absolute or irresponsible ruler or sovereign.
Despot (n.) One who rules regardless of a constitution or laws; a tyrant.
Destin (n.) Destiny.
Desume (v. t.) To select; to borrow.
Detach (v. t.) To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
Detach (v. t.) To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
Detach (v. i.) To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage.
Detail (n.) A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.
Detail (n.) A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
Detail (n.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
Detail (n.) To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
Detail (n.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
Detain (v. t.) To keep back or from; to withhold.
Detain (v. t.) To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.
Detain (v. t.) To hold or keep in custody.
Detain (n.) Detention.
Detect (a.) Detected.
Detect (v. t.) To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.
Detect (v. t.) To inform against; to accuse.
Detent (n.) That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.
Detest (v. t.) To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
Detest (v. t.) To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.
Detort (v. t.) To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; to wrest.
Detour (n.) A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course; as, the detours of the Mississippi.
Deturb (v. t.) To throw down.
Deturn (v. t.) To turn away.
Deuced (a.) Devilish; excessive; extreme.
Deused (a.) See Deuce, Deuced.
Devast (v. t.) To devastate.
Devata (n.) A deity; a divine being; a good spirit; an idol.
Devest (v. t.) To divest; to undress.
Devest (v. t.) To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate.
Devest (v. i.) To be taken away, lost, or alienated, as a title or an estate.
Device (n.) That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
Device (n.) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
Device (n.) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance.
Device (n.) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
Device (n.) Anything fancifully conceived.
Device (n.) A spectacle or show.
Device (n.) Opinion; decision.
Devise (v. t.) To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument.
Devise (v. t.) To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain.
Devise (v. t.) To say; to relate; to describe.
Devise (v. t.) To imagine; to guess.
Devise (v. t.) To give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels.
Devise (v. i.) To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.
Devise (n.) The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate.
Devise (n.) A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property.
Devise (n.) Property devised, or given by will.
Devise (n.) Device. See Device.
Devoid (v. t.) To empty out; to remove.
Devoid (v. t.) Void; empty; vacant.
Devoid (v. t.) Destitute; not in possession; -- with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride.
Devoir (n.) Duty; service owed; hence, due act of civility or respect; -- now usually in the plural; as, they paid their devoirs to the ladies.
Devote (v. t.) To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.
Devote (v. t.) To execrate; to curse.
Devote (v. t.) To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc.
Devote (a.) Devoted; addicted; devout.
Devote (n.) A devotee.
Devoto (n.) A devotee.
Devour (v. t.) To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
Devour (v. t.) To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.
Devour (v. t.) To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.
Devout (v. t.) Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
Devout (v. t.) Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.
Devout (v. t.) Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.
Devout (n.) A devotee.
Devout (n.) A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.
Devove (v. t.) To devote.
Dewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dew
Dewlap (n.) The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing.
Dewlap (n.) The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age.
Dewret (v. t.) To ret or rot by the process called dewretting.
Dewrot (v. t.) To rot, as flax or hemp, by exposure to rain, dew, and sun. See Dewretting.
Dexter (a.) Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to sinister, or left.
Dexter (a.) On the right-hand side of a shield, i. e., towards the right hand of its wearer. To a spectator in front, as in a pictorial representation, this would be the left side.
Deynte (n. & a.) Alt. of Deyntee
Eelpot (n.) A boxlike structure with funnel-shaped traps for catching eels; an eelbuck.
Eerily (adv.) In a strange, unearthly way.
Feague (v. t.) To beat or whip; to drive.
Fealty (n.) Fidelity to one's lord; the feudal obligation by which the tenant or vassal was bound to be faithful to his lord; the special oath by which this obligation was assumed; fidelity to a superior power, or to a government; loyality. It is no longer the practice to exact the performance of fealty, as a feudal obligation.
Fealty (n.) Fidelity; constancy; faithfulness, as of a friend to a friend, or of a wife to her husband.
Feared (imp. & p. p.) of Fear
Fearer (n.) One who fars.
Featly (a.) Neatly; dexterously; nimbly.
Feazed (imp. & p. p.) of Feaze
Fecche (v. t.) To fetch.
Fecial (a.) Pertaining to heralds, declarations of war, and treaties of peace; as, fecial law.
Fecula (n.) Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence.
Fecula (n.) The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called also amylaceous fecula.
Fecula (n.) The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.
Fecund (a.) Fruitful in children; prolific.
Fedary (n.) A feodary.
Fedity (n.) Turpitude; vileness.
Feeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fee
Feeble (superl.) Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.
Feeble (superl.) Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion.
Feeble (v. t.) To make feble; to enfeeble.
Feebly (adv.) In a feeble manner.
Feeder (n.) One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward.
Feeder (n.) One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.
Feeder (n.) One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened.
Feeder (n.) One who fattens cattle for slaughter.
Feeder (n.) A stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow.
Feeder (n.) A branch railroad, stage
Feeder (n.) A small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein.
Feeder (n.) A strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower.
Feeder (n.) An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon.
Feeder (n.) A device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed.
Feejee (a. & n.) See Fijian.
Feeler (n.) One who, or that which, feels.
Feeler (n.) One of the sense organs or certain animals (as insects), which are used in testing objects by touch and in searching for food; an antenna; a palp.
Feeler (n.) Anything, as a proposal, observation, etc., put forth or thrown out in order to ascertain the views of others; something tentative.
Fehmic (a.) See Vehmic.
Felled (imp. & p. p.) of Fell
Fellah (n.) A peasant or cultivator of the soil among the Egyptians, Syrians, etc.
Feller (n.) One who, or that which, fells, knocks or cuts down; a machine for felling trees.
Feller (n.) An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.
Felloe (n.) See Felly.
Fellon (n.) Variant of Felon.
Fellow (n.) A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.
Fellow (n.) A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.
Fellow (n.) An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
Fellow (n.) One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male.
Fellow (n.) A person; an individual.
Fellow (n.) In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
Fellow (n.) In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation.
Fellow (n.) A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Fellow (v. t.) To suit with; to pair with; to match.
Felony (n.) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.
Felony (n.) An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt.
Felony (n.) A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
Felted (imp. & p. p.) of Felt
Felter (v. t.) To clot or mat together like felt.
Feltry (n.) See Felt, n.
Female (n.) An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova.
Female (n.) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
Female (a.) Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male.
Female (a.) Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness.
Female (a.) Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization.
Femora (pl. ) of Femur
Fencer (n.) One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.
Fended (imp. & p. p.) of Fend
Fender (v. t. & i.) One who or that which defends or protects by warding off harm
Fender (v. t. & i.) A screen to prevent coals or sparks of an open fire from escaping to the floor.
Fender (v. t. & i.) Anything serving as a cushion to lessen the shock when a vessel comes in contact with another vessel or a wharf.
Fender (v. t. & i.) A screen to protect a carriage from mud thrown off the wheels: also, a splashboard.
Fender (v. t. & i.) Anything set up to protect an exposed angle, as of a house, from damage by carriage wheels.
Fenian (n.) A member of a secret organization, consisting mainly of Irishment, having for its aim the overthrow of English rule in ireland.
Fenian (a.) Pertaining to Fenians or to Fenianism.
Fennec (n.) A small, African, foxlike animal (Vulpes zerda) of a pale fawn color, remarkable for the large size of its ears.
Fennel (n.) A perennial plant of the genus Faeniculum (F. vulgare), having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.
Feodal (a.) Feudal. See Feudal.
Feofor (n.) Alt. of Feoffer
Feriae (pl. ) of Feria
Ferial (n.) Same as Feria.
Ferial (a.) Of or pertaining to holidays.
Ferial (a.) Belonging to any week day, esp. to a day that is neither a festival nor a fast.
Ferier (a.) compar. of Fere, fierce.
Ferine (a.) Wild; untamed; savage; as, lions, tigers, wolves, and bears are ferine beasts.
Ferine (n.) A wild beast; a beast of prey.
Ferity (n.) Wildness; savageness; fierceness.
Ferous (a.) Wild; savage.
Ferrer (a. & adv.) compar. of Fer.
Ferret (n.) An animal of the Weasel family (Mustela / Putorius furo), about fourteen inches in length, of a pale yellow or white color, with red eyes. It is a native of Africa, but has been domesticated in Europe. Ferrets are used to drive rabbits and rats out of their holes.
Ferret (n.) To drive or hunt out of a lurking place, as a ferret does the cony; to search out by patient and sagacious efforts; -- often used with out; as, to ferret out a secret.
Ferret (n.) A kind of narrow tape, usually made of woolen; sometimes of cotton or silk; -- called also ferreting.
Ferret (n.) The iron used for trying the melted glass to see if is fit to work, and for shaping the rings at the mouths of bottles.
Ferric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing iron. Specifically (Chem.), denoting those compounds in which iron has a higher valence than in the ferrous compounds; as, ferric oxide; ferric acid.
Ferthe (a.) Fourth.
Ferula (n.) A ferule.
Ferula (n.) The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire.
Ferule (n.) A flat piece of wood, used for striking, children, esp. on the hand, in punishment.
Ferule (v. t.) To punish with a ferule.
Fervid (a.) Very hot; burning; boiling.
Fervid (a.) Ardent; vehement; zealous.
Fervor (n.) Heat; excessive warmth.
Fervor (n.) Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor; passion; holy zeal; earnestness.
Fescue (n.) A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read.
Fescue (n.) An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.
Fescue (n.) The style of a dial.
Fescue (n.) A grass of the genus Festuca.
Fescue (v. i. & t.) To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.
Fesels (n. pl.) See Phasel.
Festal (a.) Of or pertaining to a holiday or a feast; joyous; festive.
Fester (n.) To generate pus; to become imflamed and suppurate; as, a sore or a wound festers.
Fester (n.) To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.
Fester (v. t.) To cause to fester or rankle.
Fester (n.) A small sore which becomes inflamed and discharges corrupt matter; a pustule.
Fester (n.) A festering or rankling.
Festue (n.) A straw; a fescue.
Feting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fete
Fetich (n.) Alt. of Fetish
Fetish (n.) A material object supposed among certain African tribes to represent in such a way, or to be so connected with, a supernatural being, that the possession of it gives to the possessor power to control that being.
Fetish (n.) Any object to which one is excessively devoted.
Fetish (a.) Alt. of Fetishistic
Fetter (n.) A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.
Fetter (n.) Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
Fetter (p. pr. & vb. n.) To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.
Fetter (p. pr. & vb. n.) To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.
Fettle (a.) To repair; to prepare; to put in order.
Fettle (a.) To cover or
Fettle (v. i.) To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business.
Fettle (n.) The act of fettling.
Fetwah (n.) A written decision of a Turkish mufti on some point of law.
Feudal (a.) Of or pertaining to feuds, fiefs, or feels; as, feudal rights or services; feudal tenures.
Feudal (a.) Consisting of, or founded upon, feuds or fiefs; embracing tenures by military services; as, the feudal system.
feuter (v. t.) To set close; to fix in rest, as a spear.
Fevery (a.) Feverish.
Fewmet (n.) See Fumet.
Geared (imp. & p. p.) of Gear
Geason (a.) Rare; wonderful.
Geeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gee
Gelada (n.) A baboon (Gelada Ruppelli) of Abyssinia, remarkable for the length of the hair on the neck and shoulders of the adult male.
Gelded (imp. & p. p.) of Geld
Gelder (n.) One who gelds or castrates.
Gelose (n.) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate, found in Gelidium, agar-agar, and other seaweeds.
Gemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Gem
Gemara (n.) The second part of the Talmud, or the commentary on the Mishna (which forms the first part or text).
Gemini (n. pl.) A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.
Geminy (n.) Twins; a pair; a couple.
Gemmae (pl. ) of Gemma
Gemote (v. t.) A meeting; -- used in combination, as, Witenagemote, an assembly of the wise men.
Gender (n.) Kind; sort.
Gender (n.) Sex, male or female.
Gender (n.) A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.
Gender (n.) To beget; to engender.
Gender (v. i.) To copulate; to breed.
Genera (n. pl.) See Genus.
Geneva (n.) The chief city of Switzerland.
Geneva (n.) A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.
Genial (a.) Same as Genian.
Genial (a.) Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.
Genial (a.) Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition.
Genial (a.) Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.
Genial (a.) Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature.
Genian (a.) Of or pertaining to the chin; mental; as, the genian prominence.
Genius (n.) A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
Genius (n.) The peculiar structure of mind with whoch each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.
Genius (n.) Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.
Genius (n.) Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.
Genius (n.) A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.
Gentes (pl. ) of Gens
Gentil (a. & n.) Gentle.
Gentle (superl.) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
Gentle (superl.) Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
Gentle (superl.) A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
Gentle (superl.) Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
Gentle (superl.) Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
Gentle (n.) One well born; a gentleman.
Gentle (n.) A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.
Gentle (n.) A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
Gentle (v. t.) To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
Gentle (v. t.) To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
Gentle (v. t.) To make kind and docile, as a horse.
Gently (adv.) In a gentle manner.
Gentoo (n.) A native of Hindostan; a Hindoo.
Gentry (a.) Birth; condition; rank by birth.
Gentry (a.) People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry.
Gentry (a.) Courtesy; civility; complaisance.
Genera (pl. ) of Genus
George (n.) A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See Garter.
George (n.) A kind of brown loaf.
Geotic (a.) Belonging to earth; terrestrial.
Gerant (n.) The manager or acting partner of a company, joint-stock association, etc.
Gerbil (n.) Alt. of Gerbille
Gerboa (n.) The jerboa.
Gerent (a.) Bearing; carrying.
Gerful (a.) Changeable; capricious.
German (a.) Nearly related; closely akin.
German (n.) A native or one of the people of Germany.
German (n.) The German language.
German (n.) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures.
German (n.) A social party at which the german is danced.
German (n.) Of or pertaining to Germany.
Germen (n.) See Germ.
Gerner (n.) A garner.
Gerund (n.) A kind of verbal noun, having only the four oblique cases of the singular number, and governing cases like a participle.
Gerund (n.) A verbal noun ending in -e, preceded by to and usually denoting purpose or end; -- called also the dative infinitive; as, "Ic haebbe mete to etanne" (I have meat to eat.) In Modern English the name has been applied to verbal or participal nouns in -ing denoting a transitive action; e. g., by throwing a stone.
Gestic (a.) Pertaining to deeds or feats of arms; legendary.
Gestic (a.) Relating to bodily motion; consisting of gestures; -- said especially with reference to dancing.
Gotten () of Get
Getter (n.) One who gets, gains, obtains, acquires, begets, or procreates.
Gewgaw (n.) A showy trifle; a toy; a splendid plaything; a pretty but worthless bauble.
Gewgaw (a.) Showy; unreal; pretentious.
Geyser (n.) A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.
Headed (imp. & p. p.) of Head
Headed (a.) Furnished with a head (commonly as denoting intellectual faculties); -- used in composition; as, clear-headed, long-headed, thick-headed; a many-headed monster.
Headed (a.) Formed into a head; as, a headed cabbage.
Header (n.) One who, or that which, heads nails, rivets, etc., esp. a machine for heading.
Header (n.) One who heads a movement, a party, or a mob; head; chief; leader.
Header (n.) A brick or stone laid with its shorter face or head in the surface of the wall.
Header (n.) In framing, the piece of timber fitted between two trimmers, and supported by them, and carrying the ends of the tailpieces.
Header (n.) A reaper for wheat, that cuts off the heads only.
Header (n.) A fall or plunge headforemost, as while riding a bicycle, or in bathing; as, to take a header.
Healed (imp. & p. p.) of Heal
Health (n.) The state of being hale, sound, or whole, in body, mind, or soul; especially, the state of being free from physical disease or pain.
Health (n.) A wish of health and happiness, as in pledging a person in a toast.
Heaped (imp. & p. p.) of Heap
Heaper (n.) One who heaps, piles, or amasses.
Hearer (n.) One who hears; an auditor.
Hearse (n.) A hind in the year of its age.
Hearse (n.) A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
Hearse (n.) A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.
Hearse (n.) A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
Hearse (n.) A carriage specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave.
Hearse (v. t.) To inclose in a hearse; to entomb.
Hearth (n.) The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.
Hearth (n.) The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.
Hearth (n.) The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles.
Hearty (superl.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
Hearty (superl.) Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.
Hearty (superl.) Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.
Hearty (n.) Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors.
Heated (imp. & p. p.) of Heat
Heater (n.) One who, or that which, heats.
Heater (n.) Any contrivance or implement, as a furnace, stove, or other heated body or vessel, etc., used to impart heat to something, or to contain something to be heated.
Heathy (a.) Full of heath; abounding with heath; as, heathy land; heathy hills.
Heaved (imp.) of Heave
Heaved (p. p.) of Heave
Heaven (n.) The expanse of space surrounding the earth; esp., that which seems to be over the earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear; -- often used in the plural in this sense.
Heaven (n.) The dwelling place of the Deity; the abode of bliss; the place or state of the blessed after death.
Heaven (n.) The sovereign of heaven; God; also, the assembly of the blessed, collectively; -- used variously in this sense, as in No. 2.
Heaven (n.) Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight.
Heaven (v. t.) To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.
Heaver (n.) One who, or that which, heaves or lifts; a laborer employed on docks in handling freight; as, a coal heaver.
Heaver (n.) A bar used as a lever.
Heaves (n.) A disease of horses, characterized by difficult breathing, with heaving of the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar cough; broken wind.
Hebete (a.) Dull; stupid.
Hebrew (n.) An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the
Hebrew (n.) The language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages.
Hebrew (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites.
Heckle (n. & v. t.) Same as Hackle.
Hectic (a.) Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush.
Hectic (a.) In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.
Hectic (n.) Hectic fever.
Hectic (n.) A hectic flush.
Hector (n.) A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.
Hector (v. t.) To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying.
Hector (v. i.) To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent.
Heddle (n.) One of the sets of parallel doubled threads which, with mounting, compose the harness employed to guide the warp threads to the lathe or batten in a loom.
Heddle (v. t.) To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.
Hedged (imp. & p. p.) of Hedge
Hedger (n.) One who makes or mends hedges; also, one who hedges, as, in betting.
Heeded (imp. & p. p.) of Heed
Heeled (imp. & p. p.) of Heel
Heeler (n.) A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs.
Heeler (n.) A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political patron.
Hefted (imp. & p. p.) of Heft
Hegira (n.) The flight of Mohammed from Mecca, September 13, A. D. 622 (subsequently established as the first year of the Moslem era); hence, any flight or exodus regarded as like that of Mohammed.
Heifer (n.) A young cow.
Height (n.) The condition of being high; elevated position.
Height (n.) The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of animal, especially of a man; stature.
Height (n.) Degree of latitude either north or south.
Height (n.) That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.
Height (n.) Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence.
Height (n.) Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
Height (n.) Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.
Hejira (n.) See Hegira.
Helena (n.) See St. Elmo's fire, under Saint.
Heliac (a.) Heliacal.
Helium (n.) A gaseous element found in the atmospheres of the sun and earth and in some rare minerals.
Helmed (imp. & p. p.) of Helm
Helmed (a.) Covered with a helmet.
Helmet (n.) A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver.
Helmet (n.) The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form.
Helmet (n.) A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun.
Helmet (n.) That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.
Helmet (n.) The upper part of a retort.
Helmet (n.) The hood-formed upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.
Helmet (n.) A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.
Helped (imp. & p. p.) of Help
Holpen (p. p.) of Help
Helper (n.) One who, or that which, helps, aids, assists, or relieves; as, a lay helper in a parish.
Helved (imp. & p. p.) of Helve
Hemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Hem
Hemato () See Haema-.
Hemina (n.) A measure of half a sextary.
Hemina (n.) A measure equal to about ten fluid ounces.
Hemmel (n.) A shed or hovel for cattle.
Hemmer (n.) One who, or that which, hems with a needle.
Hemmer (n.) An attachment to a sewing machine, for turning under the edge of a piece of fabric, preparatory to stitching it down.
Hemmer (n.) A tool for turning over the edge of sheet metal to make a hem.
Hempen (a.) Made of hemp; as, a hempen cord.
Hempen (a.) Like hemp.
Hemuse (n.) The roebuck in its third year.
Henbit (n.) A weed of the genus Lamium (L. amplexicaule) with deeply crenate leaves.
Hennes (adv.) Hence.
Henrys (pl. ) of Henry
Heppen (a.) Neat; fit; comfortable.
Hepper (n.) A young salmon; a parr.
Heptad (n.) An atom which has a valence of seven, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, seven monad atoms or radicals; as, iodine is a heptad in iodic acid. Also used as an adjective.
Heptyl (n.) A compound radical, C7H15, regarded as the essential radical of heptane and a related series of compounds.
Herald (n.) An officer whose business was to denounce or proclaim war, to challenge to battle, to proclaim peace, and to bear messages from the commander of an army. He was invested with a sacred and inviolable character.
Herald (n.) In the Middle Ages, the officer charged with the above duties, and also with the care of genealogies, of the rights and privileges of noble families, and especially of armorial bearings. In modern times, some vestiges of this office remain, especially in England. See Heralds' College (below), and King-at-Arms.
Herald (n.) A proclaimer; one who, or that which, publishes or announces; as, the herald of another's fame.
Herald (n.) A forerunner; a a precursor; a harbinger.
Herald (n.) Any messenger.
Herald (v. t.) To introduce, or give tidings of, as by a herald; to proclaim; to announce; to foretell; to usher in.
Heraud (n.) A herald.
Herbal (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs.
Herbal (n.) A book containing the names and descriptions of plants.
Herbal (n.) A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium.
Herbar (n.) An herb.
Herber (n.) A garden; a pleasure garden.
Herbid (a.) Covered with herbs.
Herded (imp. & p. p.) of Herd
Herder (n.) A herdsman.
Herdic (n.) A kind of low-hung cab.
Hereby (adv.) By means of this.
Hereby (adv.) Close by; very near.
Herein (adv.) In this.
Hereof (adv.) Of this; concerning this; from this; hence.
Hereon (adv.) On or upon this; hereupon.
Heresy (n.) An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; -- usually, but not necessarily, said in reproach.
Heresy (n.) Religious opinion opposed to the authorized doctrinal standards of any particular church, especially when tending to promote schism or separation; lack of orthodox or sound belief; rejection of, or erroneous belief in regard to, some fundamental religious doctrine or truth; heterodoxy.
Heresy (n.) An offense against Christianity, consisting in a denial of some essential doctrine, which denial is publicly avowed, and obstinately maintained.
Hereto (adv.) To this; hereunto.
Heriot (n.) Formerly, a payment or tribute of arms or military accouterments, or the best beast, or chattel, due to the lord on the death of a tenant; in modern use, a customary tribute of goods or chattels to the lord of the fee, paid on the decease of a tenant.
Hermae (pl. ) of Herma
Hermes (n.) See Mercury.
Hermes (n.) Originally, a boundary stone dedicated to Hermes as the god of boundaries, and therefore bearing in some cases a head, or head and shoulders, placed upon a quadrangular pillar whose height is that of the body belonging to the head, sometimes having feet or other parts of the body sculptured upon it. These figures, though often representing Hermes, were used for other divinities, and even, in later times, for portraits of human beings. Called also herma. See Terminal statue, under T
Hermit (n.) A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives.
Hermit (n.) A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.
Hernia (n.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also rupture.
Heroes (pl. ) of Hero
Heroic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor.
Heroic (a.) Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises.
Heroic (a.) Larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human figure.
Herpes (n.) An eruption of the skin, taking various names, according to its form, or the part affected; especially, an eruption of vesicles in small distinct clusters, accompanied with itching or tingling, including shingles, ringworm, and the like; -- so called from its tendency to creep or spread from one part of the skin to another.
Hersal (n.) Rehearsal.
Hesper (n.) The evening; Hesperus.
Hetman (n.) A Cossack headman or general. The title of chief hetman is now held by the heir to the throne of Russia.
Hewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hew
Hexade (n.) A series of six numbers.
Hexane (n.) Any one of five hydrocarbons, C6H14, of the paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.
Hexene (n.) Same as Hexylene.
Hexine (n.) A hydrocarbon, C6H10, of the acetylene series, obtained artificially as a colorless, volatile, pungent liquid; -- called also hexoylene.
Hexoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexane; as, hexoic acid.
Hexone (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C6H8, of the valylene series, obtained from distillation products of certain fats and gums.
Heyday (interj.) An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder.
Heyday (n.) The time of triumph and exultation; hence, joy, high spirits, frolicsomeness; wildness.
Heyten (adv.) Hence.
Jeames (n.) A footman; a flunky.
Jeered (imp. & p. p.) of Jeer
Jeerer (n.) A scoffer; a railer; a mocker.
Jejune (a.) Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.
Jejune (a.) Void of interest; barren; meager; dry; as, a jejune narrative.
Jenite (n.) See Yenite.
Jennet (n.) A small Spanish horse; a genet.
Jerboa (n.) Any small jumping rodent of the genus Dipus, esp. D. Aegyptius, which is common in Egypt and the adjacent countries. The jerboas have very long hind legs and a long tail.
Jereed (n.) A blunt javelin used by the people of the Levant, especially in mock fights.
Jerked (imp. & p. p.) of Jerk
Jerker (n.) A beater.
Jerker (n.) One who jerks or moves with a jerk.
Jerker (n.) A North American river chub (Hybopsis biguttatus).
Jerkin (n.) A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat.
Jerkin (n.) A male gyrfalcon.
Jersey (n.) The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool.
Jersey (n.) A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet).
Jersey (n.) One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk.
Jesses (pl. ) of Jess
Jessed (a.) Having jesses on, as a hawk.
Jested (imp. & p. p.) of Jest
Jester (n.) A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
Jester (n.) A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.
Jesuit (n.) One of a religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola, and approved in 1540, under the title of The Society of Jesus.
Jesuit (n.) Fig.: A crafty person; an intriguer.
Jetted (imp. & p. p.) of Jet
Jetsam (n.) Alt. of Jetson
Jetson (n.) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and remain under water; -- distinguished from flotsam, goods which float, and ligan, goods which are sunk attached to a buoy.
Jetson (n.) Jettison. See Jettison, 1.
Jettee (n.) See Jetty, n.
Jetter (n.) One who struts; one who bears himself jauntily; a fop.
Jetton (n.) A metal counter used in playing cards.
Jewess (fem.) A Hebrew woman.
Jewise (n.) Same as Juise.
Jewish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish.
Kecked (imp. & p. p.) of Keck
Keckle (v. i. & n.) See Keck, v. i. & n.
Keckle (v. t.) To wind old rope around, as a cable, to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to wind iron chains around, to defend from the friction of a rocky bottom, or from the ice.
Kecksy (n.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock.
Kedged (imp. & p. p.) of Kedge
Kedger (n.) A small anchor; a kedge.
Keeled (imp. & p. p.) of Keel
Keeled (a.) Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as, a keeled leaf.
Keeled (a.) Having a median ridge; carinate; as, a keeled scale.
Keeler (n.) One employed in managing a Newcastle keel; -- called also keelman.
Keeler (n.) A small or shallow tub; esp., one used for holding materials for calking ships, or one used for washing dishes, etc.
Keener (n.) A professional mourner who wails at a funeral.
Keenly (adv.) In a keen manner.
Keeper (n.) One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.
Keeper (n.) One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
Keeper (n.) One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc. ; the keeper of attached property; hence, one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver.
Keeper (n.) One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
Keeper (n.) A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: (a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. (b) A ring serving to keep another ring on the finger. (c) A loop near the buckle of a strap to receive the end of the strap.
Keeper (n.) A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper.
Keeved (imp. & p. p.) of Keeve
Keever (n.) See Keeve, n.
Keloid (a.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin.
Keloid (n.) A keloid tumor.
Kelpie (n.) Alt. of Kelpy
Kelson (n.) See Keelson.
Kelter (n.) Regular order or proper condition.
Keltic (a. & n.) Same as Celtic, a. & n.
Kembed (imp. & p. p.) of Kemb
Kempty (n.) Coarse, rough hair wool or fur, injuring its quality.
Kenned (imp. & p. p.) of Ken
Kendal () A cloth colored green by dye obtained from the woad-waxen, formerly used by Flemish weavers at Kendal, in Westmoreland, England.
Kennel (n.) The water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle.
Kennel (n.) A house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds.
Kennel (n.) A pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs.
Kennel (n.) The hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt.
Kennel (v. i.) To lie or lodge; to dwell, as a dog or a fox.
Kennel (v. t.) To put or keep in a kennel.
Kentle (n.) A hundred weight; a quintal.
Kerana (n.) A kind of long trumpet, used among the Persians.
Kerite (n.) A compound in which tar or asphaltum combined with animal or vegetable oils is vulcanized by sulphur, the product closely resembling rubber; -- used principally as an insulating material in telegraphy.
Kermes (n.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (Coccus ilicis), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and were used in medicine.
Kermes (n.) A small European evergreen oak (Quercus coccifera) on which the kermes insect (Coccus ilicis) feeds.
Kerned (imp. & p. p.) of Kern
Kerned (a.) Having part of the face projecting beyond the body or shank; -- said of type.
Kernel (n.) The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.
Kernel (n.) A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
Kernel (n.) A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
Kernel (n.) The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.
Kernel (v. i.) To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
Kerish (a.) Clownish; boorish.
Kersey (n.) A kind of coarse, woolen cloth, usually ribbed, woven from wool of long staple.
Kerver (n.) A carver.
Keslop (n.) The stomach of a calf, prepared for rennet.
Ketine (n.) One of a series of organic bases obtained by the reduction of certain isonitroso compounds of the ketones. In general they are unstable oily substances having a pungent aromatic odor.
Ketmie (n.) The name of certain African species of Hibiscus, cultivated for the acid of their mucilage.
Ketone (n.) One of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (CO) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor.
Kettle (n.) A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.
Keuper (n.) The upper division of the European Triassic. See Chart of Geology.
Keying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Key
Keyage (n.) Wharfage; quayage.
Keyway (n.) See Key way, under Key.
Leachy (a.) Permitting liquids to pass by percolation; not capable of retaining water; porous; pervious; -- said of gravelly or sandy soils, and the like.
Leaded (imp. & p. p.) of Lead
Leaded (a.) Fitted with lead; set in lead; as, leaded windows.
Leaded (a.) Separated by leads, as the
Leaden (a.) Made of lead; of the nature of lead; as, a leaden ball.
Leaden (a.) Like lead in color, etc. ; as, a leaden sky.
Leaden (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.
Leader (n.) One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
Leader (n.) One who goes first.
Leader (n.) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
Leader (n.) A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.
Leader (n.) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
Leader (n.) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
Leader (n.) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
Leader (n.) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
Leader (n.) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ; also, a
Leader (n.) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
Leader (n.) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
Leader (n.) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
Leader (n.) a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.
Leaves (pl. ) of Leaf
Leafed (imp. & p. p.) of Leaf
Leafed (a.) Having (such) a leaf or (so many) leaves; -- used in composition; as, broad-leafed; four-leafed.
Leafet (n.) A leaflet.
League (n.) A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2.4 to 4.6 English statute miles of 5.280 feet each, and used (as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.
League (n.) A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
League (n.) An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.
League (v. i.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.
League (v. t.) To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.
Leaked (imp. & p. p.) of Leak
Leamer (n.) A dog held by a leam.
Leaned (imp. & p. p.) of Lean
Leanly (adv.) Meagerly; without fat or plumpness.
Leaped (imp. & p. p.) of Leap
Leaper (n.) One who, or that which, leaps.
Leaper (n.) A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.
Learnt () of Learn
Leased (imp. & p. p.) of Lease
Leaser (n.) One who leases or gleans.
Leaser (n.) A liar.
Leasow (n.) A pasture.
Leaved (imp. & p. p.) of Leave
Leaved (a.) Bearing, or having, a leaf or leaves; having folds; -- used in combination; as, a four-leaved clover; a two-leaved gate; long-leaved.
Leaven (n.) Any substance that produces, or is designed to produce, fermentation, as in dough or liquids; esp., a portion of fermenting dough, which, mixed with a larger quantity of dough, produces a general change in the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.
Leaven (n.) Anything which makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.
Leaven (v. t.) To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.
Leaven (v. t.) To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
Leaver (n.) One who leaves, or withdraws.
Leaves (n.) pl. of Leaf.
Lebban (n.) Coagulated sour milk diluted with water; -- a common beverage among the Arabs. Also, a fermented liquor made of the same.
Lecama (n.) The hartbeest.
Lecher (n.) A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an excessive degree, to the indulgence of sexual desire, or to illicit commerce with women.
Lecher (v. i.) To practice lewdness.
Lector (n.) A reader of lections; formerly, a person designated to read lessons to the illiterate.
Ledden (n.) Language; speech; voice; cry.
Ledger (n.) A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads.
Ledger (n.) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb.
Ledger (n.) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight.
Leered (imp. & p. p.) of Leer
Leeway (n.) The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.
Legacy (n.) A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.
Legacy (n.) A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; -- obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.
Legate (n.) An ambassador or envoy.
Legate (n.) An ecclesiastic representing the pope and invested with the authority of the Holy See.
Legate (n.) An official assistant given to a general or to the governor of a province.
Legate (n.) Under the emperors, a governor sent to a province.
Legato (a.) Connected; tied; -- a term used when successive tones are to be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner. It is often indicated by a tie, thus /, /, or /, /, written over or under the notes to be so performed; -- opposed to staccato.
Legend (n.) That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.
Legend (n.) A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.
Legend (n.) Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.
Legend (n.) An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.
Legend (v. t.) To tell or narrate, as a legend.
Legged (a.) Having (such or so many) legs; -- used in composition; as, a long-legged man; a two-legged animal.
Leggin (n.) A cover for the leg, like a long gaiter.
Legion (n.) A body of foot soldiers and cavalry consisting of different numbers at different periods, -- from about four thousand to about six thousand men, -- the cavalry being about one tenth.
Legion (n.) A military force; an army; military bands.
Legion (n.) A great number; a multitude.
Legion (n.) A group of orders inferior to a class.
Legist (n.) One skilled in the laws; a writer on law.
Legume (n.) A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.
Legume (n.) The fruit of leguminous plants, as peas, beans, lupines; pulse.
Leiger (n.) See Leger, n., 2.
Leipoa (n.) A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a single species (Leipoa ocellata), about the size of a turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and gray. Called also native pheasant.
Lister (n.) A spear armed with three or more prongs, for striking fish.
Lemmas (pl. ) of Lemma
Lemman (n.) A leman.
Lender (n.) One who lends.
Lendes (n. pl.) See Lends.
Lenger (a.) Alt. of Lengest
Length (a.) The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest
Length (a.) A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural.
Length (a.) The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.
Length (a.) A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.
Length (a.) Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
Length (a.) Distance.
Length (v. t.) To lengthen.
Lenify (v. t.) To assuage; to soften; to mitigate; to alleviate.
Lenity (n.) The state or quality of being lenient; mildness of temper or disposition; gentleness of treatment; softness; tenderness; clemency; -- opposed to severity and rigor.
Lenses (pl. ) of Lens
Lenten (n.) Lent.
Lenten (n.) Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season.
Lenten (n.) Spare; meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; not abundant or showy.
Lentil (n.) A leguminous plant of the genus Ervum (Ervum Lens), of small size, common in the fields in Europe. Also, its seed, which is used for food on the continent.
Lentor (a.) Tenacity; viscidity, as of fluids.
Lentor (a.) Slowness; delay; sluggishness.
Leonid (n.) One of the shooting stars which constitute the star shower that recurs near the fourteenth of November at intervals of about thirty-three years; -- so called because these shooting stars appear on the heavens to move in
Leptus (n.) The six-legged young, or larva, of certain mites; -- sometimes used as a generic name. See Harvest mite, under Harvest.
Lesion (n.) A hurt; an injury.
Lesion (n.) Loss sustained from failure to fulfill a bargain or contract.
Lesion (n.) Any morbid change in the exercise of functions or the texture of organs.
Lessee (v. t.) The person to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
Lessen (a.) To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank, fortune.
Lessen (v. i.) To become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished; as, the apparent magnitude of objects lessens as we recede from them; his care, or his wealth, lessened.
Lesser (a.) Less; smaller; inferior.
Lesser (adv.) Less.
Lesses (v. t.) The leavings or dung of beasts.
Lesson (n.) Anything read or recited to a teacher by a pupil or learner; something, as a portion of a book, assigned to a pupil to be studied or learned at one time.
Lesson (n.) That which is learned or taught by an express effort; instruction derived from precept, experience, observation, or deduction; a precept; a doctrine; as, to take or give a lesson in drawing.
Lesson (n.) A portion of Scripture read in divine service for instruction; as, here endeth the first lesson.
Lesson (n.) A severe lecture; reproof; rebuke; warning.
Lesson (n.) An exercise; a composition serving an educational purpose; a study.
Lesson (v. t.) To teach; to instruct.
Lessor (v. t.) One who leases; the person who lets to farm, or gives a lease.
Letted () of Let
Letchy (a.) See Leachy.
Lethal (n.) One of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystal
Lethal (a.) Deadly; mortal; fatal.
Letted (imp. & p. p.) of Lette
Letter (n.) One who lets or permits; one who lets anything for hire.
Letter (n.) One who retards or hinders.
Letter (n.) A mark or character used as the representative of a sound, or of an articulation of the human organs of speech; a first element of written language.
Letter (n.) A written or printed communication; a message expressed in intelligible characters on something adapted to conveyance, as paper, parchment, etc.; an epistle.
Letter (n.) A writing; an inscription.
Letter (n.) Verbal expression; literal statement or meaning; exact signification or requirement.
Letter (n.) A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.
Letter (n.) Learning; erudition; as, a man of letters.
Letter (n.) A letter; an epistle.
Letter (v. t.) To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.
Lettic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Letts; Lettish.
Lettic (a.) Of or pertaining to a branch of the Slavic family, subdivided into Lettish, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.
Lettic (n.) The language of the Letts; Lettish.
Lettic (n.) The language of the Lettic race, including Lettish, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.
Leucic (a.) Alt. of Leucinic
Leucin (n.) A white, crystal
Levana (n.) A goddess who protected newborn infants.
Levant (a.) Rising or having risen from rest; -- said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.
Levant (n.) The countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters.
Levant (n.) A levanter (the wind so called).
Levant (a.) Eastern.
Levant (v. i.) To run away from one's debts; to decamp.
Levier (n.) One who levies.
Levite (n.) One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; esp., one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same tribe) and employed in various duties connected with the tabernacle first, and afterward the temple, such as the care of the building, bringing of wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices, the music of the services, etc.
Levite (n.) A priest; -- so called in contempt or ridicule.
Levity (n.) The quality of weighing less than something else of equal bulk; relative lightness, especially as shown by rising through, or floating upon, a contiguous substance; buoyancy; -- opposed to gravity.
Levity (n.) Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity.
Levity (n.) Lack of steadiness or constancy; disposition to change; fickleness; volatility.
Levies (pl. ) of Levy
Levied (imp. & p. p.) of Levy
Levyne (n.) Alt. of Levynite
Leyser (n.) Leisure.
Meadow (n.) A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.
Meadow (n.) Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt meadows near Newark Bay.
Meadow (a.) Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow.
Meager (a.) Alt. of Meagre
Meagre (a.) Destitue of, or having little, flesh; lean.
Meagre (a.) Destitute of richness, fertility, strength, or the like; defective in quantity, or poor in quality; poor; barren; scanty in ideas; wanting strength of diction or affluence of imagery.
Meagre (a.) Dry and harsh to the touch, as chalk.
Meager (v. t.) Alt. of Meagre
Meagre (v. t.) To make lean.
Meagre (n.) A large European sciaenoid fish (Sciaena umbra or S. aquila), having white bloodless flesh. It is valued as a food fish.
Meanly (adv.) Moderately.
Meanly (adv.) In a mean manner; unworthily; basely; poorly; ungenerously.
Measle (n.) A leper.
Measle (n.) A tapeworm larva. See 2d Measles, 4.
Measly (a.) Infected with measles.
Measly (a.) Containing larval tapeworms; -- said of pork and beef.
Meatal (a.) Of or pertaining to a meatus; resembling a meatus.
Meated (a.) Fed; fattened.
Meated (a.) Having (such) meat; -- used chiefly in composition; as, thick-meated.
Meathe (n.) A sweet liquor; mead.
Meatus (n. sing. & pl.) A natural passage or canal; as, the external auditory meatus. See Illust. of Ear.
Meazel (n.) See 1st Measle.
Mebles (n. pl.) See Moebles.
Mecate (n.) A rope of hair or of maguey fiber, for tying horses, etc.
Meddle (v. i.) To mix; to mingle.
Meddle (v. i.) To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- / a good sense.
Meddle (v. i.) To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; -- often followed by with or in.
Meddle (v. t.) To mix; to mingle.
Mediae (pl. ) of Media
Medial (a.) Of or pertaining to a mean or average; mean; as, medial alligation.
Medial (n.) See 2d Media.
Median (a.) Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove.
Median (a.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; -- said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts.
Median (n.) A median
Medics (n.) Science of medicine.
Medino (n.) Same as Para.
Medium (n.) That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically: (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
Medium (n.) See Mean.
Medium (n.) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes are brought into connection.
Medium (n.) A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be manifested and transmitted.
Medium (n.) An average.
Medium (n.) A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.
Medium (n.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
Medium (a.) Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of medium size; a decoction of medium strength.
Medius (n.) The third or middle finger; the third digit, or that which corresponds to it.
Medlar (n.) A tree of the genus Mespilus (M. Germanica); also, the fruit of the tree. The fruit is something like a small apple, but has a bony endocarp. When first gathered the flesh is hard and austere, and it is not eaten until it has begun to decay.
Medley (n.) A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients, usually inharmonious; a jumble; a hodgepodge; -- often used contemptuously.
Medley (n.) The confusion of a hand to hand battle; a brisk, hand to hand engagement; a melee.
Medley (n.) A composition of passages detached from several different compositions; a potpourri.
Medley (n.) A cloth of mixed colors.
Medley (a.) Mixed; of mixed material or color.
Medley (a.) Mingled; confused.
Medusa (n.) The Gorgon; or one of the Gorgons whose hair was changed into serpents, after which all who looked upon her were turned into stone.
Medusa (n.) Any free swimming acaleph; a jellyfish.
Meeken (v. t.) To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility.
Meekly (adv.) In a meek manner.
Meeten (v. t.) To render fit.
Meeter (n.) One who meets.
Meetly (adv.) Fitly; suitably; properly.
Megass (n.) Alt. of Megasse
Megerg (n.) One of the larger measures of work, amounting to one million ergs; -- called also megalerg.
Megilp (n.) Alt. of Megilph
Megohm (n.) One of the larger measures of electrical resistance, amounting to one million ohms.
Megrim (n.) A kind of sick or nevrous headache, usually periodical and confined to one side of the head.
Megrim (n.) A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural, lowness of spirits.
Megrim (n.) A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy.
Megrim (n.) The British smooth sole, or scaldfish (Psetta arnoglossa).
Melada (n.) Alt. of Melado
Melado (n.) A mixture of sugar and molasses; crude sugar as it comes from the pans without being drained.
Melain (n.) The dark coloring matter of the liquid of the cuttlefish.
Melena (n.) See Melaena.
Melene (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H60, of the ethylene series, obtained from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystal
Mellay (n.) A melee; a conflict.
Mellic (a.) See Mellitic.
Mellow (superl.) Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.
Mellow (superl.) Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil.
Mellow (superl.) Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.
Mellow (superl.) Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
Mellow (superl.) Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated.
Mellow (v. t.) To make mellow.
Mellow (v. i.) To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows.
Melody (n.) A sweet or agreeable succession of sounds.
Melody (n.) A rhythmical succession of single tones, ranging for the most part within a given key, and so related together as to form a musical whole, having the unity of what is technically called a musical thought, at once pleasing to the ear and characteristic in expression.
Melody (n.) The air or tune of a musical piece.
Melted (imp. & p. p.) of Melt
Molten (p. p.) of Melt
Melter (n.) One who, or that which, melts.
Melton (n.) A kind of stout woolen cloth with unfinished face and without raised nap. A commoner variety has a cotton warp.
Member (v. t.) To remember; to cause to remember; to mention.
Member (n.) A part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb.
Member (n.) Hence, a part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body
Member (n.) A part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse.
Member (n.) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality.
Member (n.) Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss.
Member (n.) Any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings.
Member (n.) One of the persons composing a society, community, or the like; an individual forming part of an association; as, a member of the society of Friends.
Memnon (n.) A celebrated Egyptian statue near Thebes, said to have the property of emitting a harplike sound at sunrise.
Memoir (n.) Alt. of Memoirs
Memory (n.) The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
Memory (n.) The reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong.
Memory (n.) The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.
Memory (n.) The time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man.
Memory (n.) Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory.
Memory (n.) A memorial.
Menace (n.) The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
Menace (n.) To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; -- usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
Menace (n.) To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
Menace (v. i.) To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.
Menage (n.) See Manage.
Menage (n.) A collection of animals; a menagerie.
Menaia (pl. ) of Menaion
Menald (a.) Alt. of Menild
Menild (a.) Covered with spots; speckled; variegated.
Mended (imp. & p. p.) of Mend
Mender (n.) One who mends or repairs.
Meinte () of Menge
Menhir (n.) A large stone set upright in olden times as a memorial or monument. Many, of unknown date, are found in Brittany and throughout Northern Europe.
Menial (n.) Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing servile office; serving.
Menial (n.) Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile; low; mean.
Menial (n.) A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank; one employed in low or servile offices.
Menial (n.) A person of a servile character or disposition.
Mensal (a.) Belonging to the table; transacted at table; as, mensal conversation.
Mensal (a.) Occurring once in a month; monthly.
Menses (n. pl.) The catamenial or menstrual discharge, a periodic flow of blood or bloody fluid from the uterus or female generative organs.
Mental (a.) Of or pertaining to the chin; genian; as, the mental nerve; the mental region.
Mental (n.) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.
Mental (a.) Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as, mental faculties; mental operations, conditions, or exercise.
Mentha (n.) A widely distributed genus of fragrant herbs, including the peppermint, spearmint, etc. The plants have small flowers, usually arranged in dense axillary clusters.
Mentor (n.) A wise and faithful counselor or monitor.
Mentum (n.) The front median plate of the labium in insects. See Labium.
Menuse (v. i.) See Amenuse.
Mercat (n.) Market; trade.
Mercer (n.) Originally, a dealer in any kind of goods or wares; now restricted to a dealer in textile fabrics, as silks or woolens.
Merely (adv.) Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.
Merely (adv.) Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.
Merged (imp. & p. p.) of Merge
Merger (n.) One who, or that which, merges.
Merger (n.) An absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another, or of a minor offense in a greater.
Meride (n.) A permanent colony of cells or plastids which may remain isolated, like Rotifer, or may multiply by gemmation to form higher aggregates, termed zoides.
Merils (n.) A boy's play, called also fivepenny morris. See Morris.
Merino (a.) Of or pertaining to a variety of sheep with very fine wool, originally bred in Spain.
Merino (a.) Made of the wool of the merino sheep.
Merino (n.) A breed of sheep originally from Spain, noted for the fineness of its wool.
Merino (n.) A fine fabric of merino wool.
Merkin (n.) Originally, a wig; afterwards, a mop for cleaning cannon.
Merlin (n.) A small European falcon (Falco lithofalco, or F. aesalon).
Merlon (n.) One of the solid parts of a battlemented parapet; a battlement. See Illust. of Battlement.
Mermen (pl. ) of Merman
Merman (n.) The male corresponding to mermaid; a sea man, or man fish.
Mescal (n.) A distilled liquor prepared in Mexico from a species of agave. See Agave.
Meshed (imp. & p. p.) of Mesh
Meshed (a.) Mashed; brewed.
Mesiad (adv.) Toward, or on the side toward, the mesial plane; mesially; -- opposed to laterad.
Mesial (a.) Middle; median; in, or in the region of, the mesial plane; internal; -- opposed to lateral.
Meslin (n.) See Maslin.
Mesole (n.) Same as Thomsonite.
Messed (imp. & p. p.) of Mess
Messet (n.) A dog.
Mestee (n.) The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; -- so called in the West Indies.
Mester (n.) See Mister, a trade.
Metage (v.) Measurement, especially of coal.
Metage (v.) Charge for, or price of, measuring.
Meting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mete
Metely (a.) According to measure or proportion; proportionable; proportionate.
Meteor (n.) Any phenomenon or appearance in the atmosphere, as clouds, rain, hail, snow, etc.
Meteor (n.) Specif.: A transient luminous body or appearance seen in the atmosphere, or in a more elevated region.
Methal (n.) A white waxy substance, found in small quantities in spermaceti as an ethereal salt of several fatty acids, and regarded as an alcohol of the methane series.
Method (n.) An orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind.
Method (n.) Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual.
Method (n.) Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnaean method.
Methol (n.) The technical name of methyl alcohol or wood spirit; also, by extension, the class name of any of the series of alcohols of the methane series of which methol proper is the type. See Methyl alcohol, under Methyl.
Methyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, CH3, not existing alone but regarded as an essential residue of methane, and appearing as a component part of many derivatives; as, methyl alcohol, methyl ether, methyl amine, etc.
Metive (n. f.) See Metis.
Metope (n.) The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. See Illust. of Entablature.
Metope (n.) The face of a crab.
Metric (a.) Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement.
Metric (a.) Of or pertaining to the meter as a standard of measurement; of or pertaining to the decimal system of measurement of which a meter is the unit; as, the metric system; a metric measurement.
Mettle (n.) Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense.
Mewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mew
Mewled (imp. & p. p.) of Mewl
Mewler (n.) One that mewls.
Mezcal (n.) Same as Mescal.
Neaped (a.) Left aground on the height of a spring tide, so that it will not float till the next spring tide; -- called also beneaped.
Neared (imp. & p. p.) of Near
Nearly (adv.) In a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost.
'Neath (prep. & adv.) An abbreviation of Beneath.
Neatly (adv.) In a neat manner; tidily; tastefully.
Nebula (n.) A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter situated beyond the solar system among the stars. True nebulae are gaseous; but very distant star clusters often appear like them in the telescope.
Nebula (n.) A white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea.
Nebula (n.) A cloudy appearance in the urine.
Nebule (n.) A little cloud; a cloud.
Nebule (a.) Alt. of Nebuly
Nebuly (a.) Composed of successive short curves supposed to resemble a cloud; -- said of a heraldic
Nebuly (n.) A
Necked (imp. & p. p.) of Neck
Necked (a.) Having (such) a neck; -- chiefly used in composition; as, stiff-necked.
Necked (a.) Cracked; -- said of a treenail.
Nectar (n.) The drink of the gods (as ambrosia was their food); hence, any delicious or inspiring beverage.
Nectar (n.) A sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees make honey.
Nedder (n.) An adder.
Needed (imp. & p. p.) of Need
Needer (n.) One who needs anything.
Needle (n.) A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end, with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
Needle (n.) See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
Needle (n.) A slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle; also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.
Needle (n.) One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine trees. See Pinus.
Needle (n.) Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
Needle (v. t.) To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.
Needle (v. i.) To form needles; to crystallize in the form of needles.
Needly (a.) Like a needle or needles; as, a needly horn; a needly beard.
Needly (adv.) Necessarily; of necessity.
Neesed (imp. & p. p.) of Neese
Nefand (a.) Alt. of Nefandous
Nefast (a.) Wicked.
Negoce (n.) Business; occupation.
Nemean (a.) Of or pertaining to Nemea, in Argolis, where the ancient Greeks celebrated games, and Hercules killed a lion.
Nempne (v.) To name or call.
Neogen (n.) An alloy resembling silver, and consisting chiefly of copper, zinc, and nickel, with small proportions of tin, aluminium, and bismuth.
Nepeta (n.) A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy.
Nephew (n.) A grandson or grandchild, or remoter
Nephew (n.) A cousin.
Nephew (n.) The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
Nereid (n.) A sea nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus, who were attendants upon Neptune, and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes with the human form entire, and sometimes with the tail of a fish.
Nereid (n.) Any species of Nereis. The word is sometimes used for similar annelids of other families.
Nereis (n.) A Nereid. See Nereid.
Nereis (n.) A genus, including numerous species, of marine chaetopod annelids, having a well-formed head, with two pairs of eyes, antennae, four pairs of tentacles, and a protrusile pharynx, armed with a pair of hooked jaws.
Nerita (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, mostly natives of warm climates.
Nerite (n.) Any mollusk of the genus Nerita.
Neroli (n.) An essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of the orange. It has a strong odor, and is used in perfumery, etc.
Nerved (imp. & p. p.) of Nerve
Nerved (a.) Having nerves of a special character; as, weak-nerved.
Nerved (a.) Having nerves, or simple and parallel ribs or veins.
Nestle (v. i.) To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
Nestle (v. i.) To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
Nestle (v. i.) To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent; as, a child nestles.
Nestle (v. t.) To house, as in a nest.
Nestle (v. t.) To cherish, as a bird her young.
Nestor (n.) A genus of parrots with gray heads. of New Zeland and papua, allied to the cockatoos. See Kaka.
Netted (imp. & p. p.) of Net
Netted (imp. & p. p.) of Net
Nether (a.) Situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; belonging to the region below; lower; under; -- opposed to upper.
Netify (v. t.) To render neat; to clean; to put in order.
Nettle (n.) A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U. chamaedryoides in the Southern, United States. the common European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman nettle of England.
Nettle (v. t.) To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger.
Neurad (adv.) Toward the neural side; -- opposed to haemad.
Neural (a.) relating to the nerves or nervous system; taining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the neural, or cerebro-spinal, axis; -- opposed to hemal. As applied to vertebrates, neural is the same as dorsal; as applied to invertebrates it is usually the same as ventral. Cf. Hemal.
Neuron (n.) The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro-spinal axis; myelencephalon.
Neuter (a.) Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
Neuter (a.) Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex; as, a neuter noun; a neuter termination; the neuter gender.
Neuter (a.) Intransitive; as, a neuter verb.
Neuter (a.) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. See Neuter, n., 3.
Neuter (n.) A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.
Neuter (n.) A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
Neuter (n.) An intransitive verb.
Neuter (n.) An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; esp., one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers.
Newing (v. t.) Yeast; barm.
Newish (a.) Somewhat new; nearly new.
Oecoid (n.) The colorless porous framework, or stroma, of red blood corpuscles from which the zooid, or hemoglobin and other substances of the corpuscles, may be dissolved out.
Oedema (n.) A swelling from effusion of watery fluid in the cellular tissue beneath the skin or mucous membrance; dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
Peachy (a.) Resembling a peach or peaches.
Peahen (n.) The hen or female peafowl.
Peaked (imp. & p. p.) of Peak
Peaked (a.) Pointed; ending in a point; as, a peaked roof.
Peaked (a.) Sickly; not robust.
Pealed (imp. & p. p.) of Peal
Peanut (n.) The fruit of a trailing leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea); also, the plant itself, which is widely cultivated for its fruit.
Pearch (n.) See Perch.
Pearly (a.) Containing pearls; abounding with, or yielding, pearls; as, pearly shells.
Pearly (a.) Resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or flood.
Peases (pl. ) of Pease
Peasen (pl. ) of Pease
Pebble (n.) A small roundish stone or bowlder; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone.
Pebble (n.) Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; -- so called by opticians.
Pebble (v. t.) To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.
Pebbly (a.) Full of pebbles; pebbled.
Pecary (n.) See Peccary.
Pecked (imp. & p. p.) of Peck
Pecker (n.) One who, or that which, pecks; specif., a bird that pecks holes in trees; a woodpecker.
Pecker (n.) An instrument for pecking; a pick.
Pecora (n. pl.) An extensive division of ruminants, including the antelopes, deer, and cattle.
Pecten (n.) A vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor within the globe of the eye in birds, and in many reptiles and fishes; -- also called marsupium.
Pecten (n.) The pubic bone.
Pecten (n.) Any species of bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten, and numerous allied genera (family Pectinidae); a scallop. See Scallop.
Pecten (n.) The comb of a scorpion. See Comb, 4 (b).
Pectic (a.) Of or pertaining to pectin; specifically, designating an acid obtained from ordinary vegetable jelly (pectin) as an amorphous substance, tough and horny when dry, but gelatinous when moist.
Pectin (n.) One of a series of carbohydrates, commonly called vegetable jelly, found very widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, especially in ripe fleshy fruits, as apples, cranberries, etc. It is extracted as variously colored, translucent substances, which are soluble in hot water but become viscous on cooling.
Pectus (n.) The breast of a bird.
Pedage (n.) A toll or tax paid by passengers, entitling them to safe-conduct and protection.
Pedant (n.) A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
Pedant (n.) One who puts on an air of learning; one who makes a vain display of learning; a pretender to superior knowledge.
Pedary (n.) A sandal.
Pedata (n. pl.) An order of holothurians, including those that have ambulacral suckers, or feet, and an internal gill.
Pedate (a.) Palmate, with the lateral lobes cleft into two or more segments; -- said of a leaf.
Peddle (v. i.) To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from house to house, for the purpose of retailing goods; as, to peddle without a license.
Peddle (v. i.) To do a small business; to be busy about trifles; to piddle.
Peddle (v. t.) To sell from place to place; to retail by carrying around from customer to customer; to hawk; hence, to retail in very small quantities; as, to peddle vegetables or tinware.
Pedial (a.) Pertaining to the foot, or to any organ called a foot; pedal.
Pedlar (n.) Alt. of Pedler
Pedler (n.) See Peddler.
Peechi (n.) The dauw.
Peeled (imp. & p. p.) of Peel
Peeler (n.) One who peels or strips.
Peeler (n.) A pillager.
Peeler (n.) A nickname for a policeman; -- so called from Sir Robert Peel.
Peenge (v. i.) To complain.
Peeped (imp. & p. p.) of Peep
Peeper (n.) A chicken just breaking the shell; a young bird.
Peeper (n.) One who peeps; a prying person; a spy.
Peeper (n.) The eye; as, to close the peepers.
Peered (imp. & p. p.) of Peer
Peerie (a.) Alt. of Peery
Peevit (n.) Alt. of Peewit
Peewit (n.) See Pewit.
Pegged (imp. & p. p.) of Peg
Pegger (n.) One who fastens with pegs.
Pelage (n.) The covering, or coat, of a mammal, whether of wool, fur, or hair.
Pelfry (n.) Pelf; also, figuratively, rubbish; trash.
Pelick (n.) The American coot (Fulica).
Peliom (n.) A variety of iolite, of a smoky blue color; pelioma.
Pellet (n.) A little ball; as, a pellet of wax / paper.
Pellet (n.) A bullet; a ball for firearms.
Pellet (v./.) To form into small balls.
Pelted (imp. & p. p.) of Pelt
Peltae (pl. ) of Pelta
Pelter (n.) One who pelts.
Pelter (n.) A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint.
Peltry (n.) Pelts or skins, collectively; skins with the fur on them; furs.
Peludo (n.) The South American hairy armadillo (Dasypus villosus).
Pelvic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis.
Pelvis (n.) The pelvic arch, or the pelvic arch together with the sacrum. See Pelvic arch, under Pelvic, and Sacrum.
Pelvis (n.) The calyx of a crinoid.
Penned (imp. & p. p.) of Pen
Penned (imp. & p. p.) of Pen
Penary (a.) Penal.
Pencel (n.) A small, narrow flag or streamer borne at the top of a lance; -- called also pennoncel.
Pencil (n.) A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colors.
Pencil (n.) A slender cylinder or strip of black lead, colored chalk, slate etc., or such a cylinder or strip inserted in a small wooden rod intended to be pointed, or in a case, which forms a handle, -- used for drawing or writing. See Graphite.
Pencil (n.) Hence, figuratively, an artist's ability or peculiar manner; also, in general, the act or occupation of the artist, descriptive writer, etc.
Pencil (n.) An aggregate or collection of rays of light, especially when diverging from, or converging to, a point.
Pencil (n.) A number of
Pencil (n.) A small medicated bougie.
Pencil (v. t.) To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.
Pended (imp. & p. p.) of Pend
Penmen (pl. ) of Penman
Penman (n.) One who uses the pen; a writer; esp., one skilled in the use of the pen; a calligrapher; a writing master.
Penman (n.) An author; a composer.
Pennae (pl. ) of Penna
Penned (a.) Winged; having plumes.
Penned (a.) Written with a pen; composed.
Penner (n.) One who pens; a writer.
Penner (n.) A case for holding pens.
Pennon (n.) A wing; a pinion.
Pennon (n.) A pennant; a flag or streamer.
Penock (n.) See Pend.
Pensel (n.) A pencel.
Pentad (n.) Any element, atom, or radical, having a valence of five, or which can be combined with, substituted for, or compared with, five atoms of hydrogen or other monad; as, nitrogen is a pentad in the ammonium compounds.
Pentad (a.) Having the valence of a pentad.
Pentyl (n.) The hypothetical radical, C5H11, of pentane and certain of its derivatives. Same as Amyl.
Penult (n.) The last syllable but one of a word; the syllable preceding the final one.
Penury (n.) Absence of resources; want; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution.
Penury (n.) Penuriousness; miser
People (n.) The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.
People (n.) Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.
People (n.) The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.
People (n.) One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.
People (n.) One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.
People (v. t.) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
Peplis (n.) A genus of plants including water purslane.
Peplus (n.) An upper garment worn by Grecian and Roman women.
Peplus (n.) A kind of kerchief formerly worn by Englishwomen.
Pepper (n.) A well-known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the Piper nigrum.
Pepper (n.) The plant which yields pepper, an East Indian woody climber (Piper nigrum), with ovate leaves and apetalous flowers in spikes opposite the leaves. The berries are red when ripe. Also, by extension, any one of the several hundred species of the genus Piper, widely dispersed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the earth.
Pepper (n.) Any plant of the genus Capsicum, and its fruit; red pepper; as, the bell pepper.
Pepper (v. t.) To sprinkle or season with pepper.
Pepper (v. t.) Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds.
Pepper (v. i.) To fire numerous shots (at).
Pepsin (n.) An unorganized proteolytic ferment or enzyme contained in the secretory glands of the stomach. In the gastric juice it is united with dilute hydrochloric acid (0.2 per cent, approximately) and the two together constitute the active portion of the digestive fluid. It is the active agent in the gastric juice of all animals.
Peptic (a.) Relating to digestion; promoting digestion; digestive; as, peptic sauces.
Peptic (a.) Able to digest.
Peptic (a.) Pertaining to pepsin; resembling pepsin in its power of digesting or dissolving albuminous matter; containing or yielding pepsin, or a body of like properties; as, the peptic glands.
Peptic (n.) An agent that promotes digestion.
Peptic (n.) The digestive organs.
Peract (v. t.) To go through with; to perform.
Perdie (adv.) See Parde.
Perdix (n.) A genus of birds including the common European partridge. Formerly the word was used in a much wider sense to include many allied genera.
Perdue (a.) Lost to view; in concealment or ambush; close.
Perdue (a.) Accustomed to, or employed in, desperate enterprises; hence, reckless; hopeless.
Perfit (a.) Perfect.
Perfix (v. t.) To fix surely; to appoint.
Period (n.) A portion of time as limited and determined by some recurring phenomenon, as by the completion of a revolution of one of the heavenly bodies; a division of time, as a series of years, months, or days, in which something is completed, and ready to recommence and go on in the same order; as, the period of the sun, or the earth, or a comet.
Period (n.) A stated and recurring interval of time; more generally, an interval of time specified or left indefinite; a certain series of years, months, days, or the like; a time; a cycle; an age; an epoch; as, the period of the Roman republic.
Period (n.) One of the great divisions of geological time; as, the Tertiary period; the Glacial period. See the Chart of Geology.
Period (n.) The termination or completion of a revolution, cycle, series of events, single event, or act; hence, a limit; a bound; an end; a conclusion.
Period (n.) A complete sentence, from one full stop to another; esp., a well-proportioned, harmonious sentence.
Period (n.) The punctuation point [.] that marks the end of a complete sentence, or of an abbreviated word.
Period (n.) One of several similar sets of figures or terms usually marked by points or commas placed at regular intervals, as in numeration, in the extraction of roots, and in circulating decimals.
Period (n.) The time of the exacerbation and remission of a disease, or of the paroxysm and intermission.
Period (n.) A complete musical sentence.
Period (v. t.) To put an end to.
Period (v. i.) To come to a period; to conclude. [Obs.] "You may period upon this, that," etc.
Perish (v. i.) To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away.
Perish (v. t.) To cause perish.
Perite (a.) Skilled.
Perked (imp. & p. p.) of Perk
Perkin (n.) A kind of weak perry.
Perlid (n.) Any insect of the genus Perla, or family Perlidae. See Stone fly, under Stone.
Permit (v. t.) To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
Permit (v. t.) To grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive.
Permit (v. t.) To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.
Permit (v. i.) To grant permission; to allow.
Permit (n.) Warrant; license; leave; permission; specifically, a written license or permission given to a person or persons having authority; as, a permit to land goods subject to duty.
Permix (v. t.) To mix; to mingle.
Pernel (n.) See Pimpernel.
Pernio (n.) A chilblain.
Pernor (v.) One who receives the profits, as of an estate.
Perrie (n.) Precious stones; jewels.
Persic (a.) Of or relating to Persia.
Persic (n.) The Persian language.
Persis (n.) A kind of coloring matter obtained from lichens.
Person (n.) A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character.
Person (n.) The bodily form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.
Person (n.) A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or child.
Person (n.) A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.
Person (n.) A parson; the parish priest.
Person (n.) Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis.
Person (n.) One of three relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence also to the verb of which it may be the subject.
Person (n.) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.
Person (v. t.) To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
Pertly (adv.) In a pert manner.
Peruke (n.) A wig; a periwig.
Peruke (v. t.) To dress with a peruke.
Perula (n.) One of the scales of a leaf bud.
Perula (n.) A pouchlike portion of the perianth in certain orchides.
Perule (n.) Same as Perula.
Peruse (v. t.) To observe; to examine with care.
Peruse (v. t.) To read through; to read carefully.
Pervis (n.) See Parvis.
Pesade (n.) The motion of a horse when, raising his fore quarters, he keeps his hind feet on the ground without advancing; rearing.
Pesage (n.) A fee, or toll, paid for the weighing of merchandise.
Pesane (n.) See Pusane.
Peseta (n.) A Spanish silver coin, and money of account, equal to about nineteen cents, and divided into 100 centesimos.
Pester (v. t.) To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.
Pester (v. t.) To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest.
Pestle (n.) An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar.
Pestle (n.) A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so called from its shape.
Pestle (n.) The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig; as, a pestle of pork.
Pestle (v. t. & i.) To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.
Petted (imp. & p. p.) of Pet
Petala (pl. ) of Petalum
Petard (n.) A case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to a plank, to be exploded against and break down gates, barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded.
Petong (n.) See Packfong.
Petrel (n.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family Procellaridae. The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to Oceanites, Oceanodroma, Procellaria, and several allied genera.
Petrol (n.) Petroleum.
Peucil (n.) A liquid resembling camphene, obtained by treating turpentine hydrochloride with lime.
Pewter (n.) A hard, tough, but easily fusible, alloy, originally consisting of tin with a little lead, but afterwards modified by the addition of copper, antimony, or bismuth.
Pewter (n.) Utensils or vessels made of pewter, as dishes, porringers, drinking vessels, tankards, pots.
Pexity (n.) Nap of cloth.
Peziza (n.) A genus of fungi embracing a great number of species, some of which are remarkable for their regular cuplike form and deep colors.
Raught () of Reach
Reader (n.) One who reads.
Reader (n.) One whose distinctive office is to read prayers in a church.
Reader (n.) One who reads lectures on scientific subjects.
Reader (n.) A proof reader.
Reader (n.) One who reads manuscripts offered for publication and advises regarding their merit.
Reader (n.) One who reads much; one who is studious.
Reader (n.) A book containing a selection of extracts for exercises in reading; an elementary book for practice in a language; a reading book.
Really (adv.) Royally.
Really (adv.) In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.
Realty (n.) Royalty.
Realty (n.) Loyalty; faithfulness.
Realty (n.) Reality.
Realty (n.) Immobility, or the fixed, permanent nature of real property; as, chattels which savor of the realty; -- so written in legal language for reality.
Realty (n.) Real estate; a piece of real property.
Reamed (imp. & p. p.) of Ream
Reamer (n.) One who, or that which, reams; specifically, an instrument with cutting or scraping edges, used, with a twisting motion, for enlarging a round hole, as the bore of a cannon, etc.
Reaped (imp. & p. p.) of Reap
Reaper (n.) One who reaps.
Reaper (n.) A reaping machine.
Reared (imp. & p. p.) of Rear
Rearer (n.) One who, or that which, rears.
Rearly (adv.) Early.
Reason (n.) A thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; a just ground for a conclusion or an action; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation; the efficient cause of an occurrence or a phenomenon; a motive for an action or a determination; proof, more or less decisive, for an opinion or a conclusion; principle; efficient cause; final cause; ground of argument.
Reason (n.) The faculty or capacity of the human mind by which it is distinguished from the intelligence of the inferior animals; the higher as distinguished from the lower cognitive faculties, sense, imagination, and memory, and in contrast to the feelings and desires. Reason comprises conception, judgment, reasoning, and the intuitional faculty. Specifically, it is the intuitional faculty, or the faculty of first truths, as distinguished from the understanding, which is called the discursive
Reason (n.) Due exercise of the reasoning faculty; accordance with, or that which is accordant with and ratified by, the mind rightly exercised; right intellectual judgment; clear and fair deductions from true principles; that which is dictated or supported by the common sense of mankind; right conduct; right; propriety; justice.
Reason (n.) Ratio; proportion.
Reason (n.) To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.
Reason (n.) Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
Reason (n.) To converse; to compare opinions.
Reason (v. t.) To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss; as, I reasoned the matter with my friend.
Reason (v. t.) To support with reasons, as a request.
Reason (v. t.) To persuade by reasoning or argument; as, to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan.
Reason (v. t.) To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons; -- with down; as, to reason down a passion.
Reason (v. t.) To find by logical processes; to explain or justify by reason or argument; -- usually with out; as, to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon.
Reasty (a.) Rusty and rancid; -- applied to salt meat.
Reaume (n.) Realm.
Reaved (imp. & p. p.) of Reave
Reaver (n.) One who reaves.
Rebate (v. t.) To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
Rebate (v. t.) To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties.
Rebate (v. i.) To abate; to withdraw.
Rebate (n.) Diminution.
Rebate (n.) Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties.
Rebate (n.) A rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See Rabbet.
Rebate (n.) A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
Rebate (n.) An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
Rebate (n.) A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
Rebate (v. t.) To cut a rebate in. See Rabbet, v.
Rebato (n.) Same as Rabato.
Reboil (v. t. & i.) To boil, or to cause to boil, again.
Reboil (v. t. & i.) Fig.: To make or to become hot.
Reborn (p. p.) Born again.
Rebuff (n.) Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
Rebuff (n.) Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal; repellence; rejection of solicitation.
Rebuff (v. t.) To beat back; to offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
Rebuke (v. t.) To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.
Rebuke (n.) A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.
Rebuke (n.) Check; rebuff.
Rebury (v. t.) To bury again.
Recall (v. t.) To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
Recall (v. t.) To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
Recall (v. t.) To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
Recall (n.) A calling back; a revocation.
Recall (n.) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
Recant (v. t.) To withdraw or repudiate formally and publicly (opinions formerly expressed); to contradict, as a former declaration; to take back openly; to retract; to recall.
Recant (v. i.) To revoke a declaration or proposition; to unsay what has been said; to retract; as, convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.
Recast (v. t.) To throw again.
Recast (v. t.) To mold anew; to cast anew; to throw into a new form or shape; to reconstruct; as, to recast cannon; to recast an argument or a play.
Recast (v. t.) To compute, or cast up, a second time.
Recche (v. i.) To reck.
Recede (v. i.) To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
Recede (v. i.) To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition.
Recede (v. i.) To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.
Receit (n.) Receipt.
Recent (a.) Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news.
Recent (a.) Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.
Recess (n.) A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
Recess (n.) The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
Recess (n.) Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school.
Recess (n.) Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
Recess (n.) A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
Recess (n.) Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science.
Recess (n.) A sinus.
Recess (v. t.) To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.
Recess (n.) A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.
Recipe (n.) A formulary or prescription for making some combination, mixture, or preparation of materials; a receipt; especially, a prescription for medicine.
Recite (v. t.) To repeat, as something already prepared, written down, committed to memory, or the like; to deliver from a written or printed document, or from recollection; to rehearse; as, to recite the words of an author, or of a deed or covenant.
Recite (v. t.) To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage.
Recite (v. t.) To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor.
Recite (v. t.) To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5.
Recite (v. i.) To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.
Recite (n.) A recital.
Recked (imp. & p. p.) of Reck
Reckon (v. t.) To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.
Reckon (v. t.) To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to esteem; to repute.
Reckon (v. t.) To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value.
Reckon (v. t.) To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again.
Reckon (v. i.) To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
Reckon (v. i.) To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty.
Recoct (v. t.) To boil or cook again; hence, to make over; to vamp up; to reconstruct.
Recoil (v. i.) To start, roll, bound, spring, or fall back; to take a reverse motion; to be driven or forced backward; to return.
Recoil (v. i.) To draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing, alarming, or the like; to shrink.
Recoil (v. i.) To turn or go back; to withdraw one's self; to retire.
Recoil (v. t.) To draw or go back.
Recoil (n.) A starting or falling back; a rebound; a shrinking; as, the recoil of nature, or of the blood.
Recoil (n.) The state or condition of having recoiled.
Recoil (n.) Specifically, the reaction or rebounding of a firearm when discharged.
Recoin (v. t.) To coin anew or again.
Recopy (v. t.) To copy again.
Record (v. t.) To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
Record (v. t.) To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
Record (v. t.) To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.
Record (v. i.) To reflect; to ponder.
Record (v. i.) To sing or repeat a tune.
Record (v. t.) A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record.
Record (v. t.) An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes.
Record (v. t.) An authentic official copy of a document which has been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of some officer designated by law.
Record (v. t.) An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record.
Record (v. t.) The various legal papers used in a case, together with memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is not permissible to allege facts not in the record.
Record (v. t.) Testimony; witness; attestation.
Record (v. t.) That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.
Record (v. t.) That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record.
Record (v. t.) That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race.
Recoup (v. t.) Alt. of Recoupe
Rectal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rectum; in the region of the rectum.
Rector (n.) A ruler or governor.
Rector (n.) A clergyman who has the charge and cure of a parish, and has the tithes, etc.; the clergyman of a parish where the tithes are not impropriate. See the Note under Vicar.
Rector (n.) A clergyman in charge of a parish.
Rector (n.) The head master of a public school.
Rector (n.) The chief elective officer of some universities, as in France and Scotland; sometimes, the head of a college; as, the Rector of Exeter College, or of Lincoln College, at Oxford.
Rector (n.) The superior officer or chief of a convent or religious house; and among the Jesuits the superior of a house that is a seminary or college.
Rectum (n.) The terminal part of the large intestine; -- so named because supposed by the old anatomists to be straight. See Illust. under Digestive.
Rectus (n.) A straight muscle; as, the recti of the eye.
Recule (v. i.) To recoil.
Recule (n.) Alt. of Reculement
Recumb (v. i.) To lean; to rec
Recure (v. t.) To arrive at; to reach; to attain.
Recure (v. t.) To recover; to regain; to repossess.
Recure (v. t.) To restore, as from weariness, sickness; or the like; to repair.
Recure (v. t.) To be a cure for; to remedy.
Recure (n.) Cure; remedy; recovery.
Recuse (v. t.) To refuse or reject, as a judge; to challenge that the judge shall not try the cause.
Redact (v. t.) To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.
Redbud (n.) A small ornamental leguminous tree of the American species of the genus Cercis. See Judas tree, under Judas.
Redcap (n.) The European goldfinch.
Redcap (n.) A specter having long teeth, popularly supposed to haunt old castles in Scotland.
Redden (a.) To make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to.
Redden (v. i.) To grow or become red; to blush.
Reddle (n.) Red chalk. See under Chalk.
Redeem (v. t.) To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase.
Redeem (v. t.) To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage.
Redeem (v. t.) To regain by performing the obligation or condition stated; to discharge the obligation mentioned in, as a promissory note, bond, or other evidence of debt; as, to redeem bank notes with coin.
Redeem (v. t.) To ransom, liberate, or rescue from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be forfeited, by paying a price or ransom; to ransom; to rescue; to recover; as, to redeem a captive, a pledge, and the like.
Redeem (v. t.) Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
Redeem (v. t.) To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises.
Redeem (v. t.) To pay the penalty of; to make amends for; to serve as an equivalent or offset for; to atone for; to compensate; as, to redeem an error.
Redeye (n.) The rudd.
Redeye (n.) Same as Redfish (d).
Redeye (n.) The goggle-eye, or fresh-water rock bass.
Redfin (n.) A small North American dace (Minnilus cornutus, or Notropis megalops). The male, in the breeding season, has bright red fins. Called also red dace, and shiner. Applied also to Notropis ardens, of the Mississippi valley.
Rediae (pl. ) of Redia
Redias (pl. ) of Redia
Redleg (n.) Alt. of Redlegs
Redowa (n.) A Bohemian dance of two kinds, one in triple time, like a waltz, the other in two-four time, like a polka. The former is most in use.
Redrew (imp.) of Redraw
Redraw (v. t.) To draw again; to make a second draft or copy of; to redraft.
Redraw (v. i.) To draw a new bill of exchange, as the holder of a protested bill, on the drawer or indorsers.
Redtop (n.) A kind of grass (Agrostis vulgaris) highly valued in the United States for pasturage and hay for cattle; -- called also English grass, and in some localities herd's grass. See Illustration in Appendix. The tall redtop is Triodia seslerioides.
Reduce (n.) To bring or lead back to any former place or condition.
Reduce (n.) To bring to any inferior state, with respect to rank, size, quantity, quality, value, etc.; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; to impair; as, to reduce a sergeant to the ranks; to reduce a drawing; to reduce expenses; to reduce the intensity of heat.
Reduce (n.) To bring to terms; to humble; to conquer; to subdue; to capture; as, to reduce a province or a fort.
Reduce (n.) To bring to a certain state or condition by grinding, pounding, kneading, rubbing, etc.; as, to reduce a substance to powder, or to a pasty mass; to reduce fruit, wood, or paper rags, to pulp.
Reduce (n.) To bring into a certain order, arrangement, classification, etc.; to bring under rules or within certain limits of descriptions and terms adapted to use in computation; as, to reduce animals or vegetables to a class or classes; to reduce a series of observations in astronomy; to reduce language to rules.
Reduce (n.) To change, as numbers, from one denomination into another without altering their value, or from one denomination into others of the same value; as, to reduce pounds, shillings, and pence to pence, or to reduce pence to pounds; to reduce days and hours to minutes, or minutes to days and hours.
Reduce (n.) To change the form of a quantity or expression without altering its value; as, to reduce fractions to their lowest terms, to a common denominator, etc.
Reduce (n.) To bring to the metallic state by separating from impurities; hence, in general, to remove oxygen from; to deoxidize; to combine with, or to subject to the action of, hydrogen; as, ferric iron is reduced to ferrous iron; or metals are reduced from their ores; -- opposed to oxidize.
Reduce (n.) To restore to its proper place or condition, as a displaced organ or part; as, to reduce a dislocation, a fracture, or a hernia.
Reduct (v. t..) To reduce.
Reduit (n.) A central or retired work within any other work.
Reebok (n.) The peele.
Reecho (v. t.) To echo back; to reverberate again; as, the hills reecho the roar of cannon.
Reecho (v. i.) To give echoes; to return back, or be reverberated, as an echo; to resound; to be resonant.
Reecho (n.) The echo of an echo; a repeated or second echo.
Reechy (a.) Smoky; reeky; hence, begrimed with dirt.
Reeded (a.) Civered with reeds; reedy.
Reeded (a.) Formed with channels and ridges like reeds.
Reeden (a.) Consisting of a reed or reeds.
Reefed (imp. & p. p.) of Reef
Reefer (n.) One who reefs; -- a name often given to midshipmen.
Reefer (n.) A close-fitting lacket or short coat of thick cloth.
Reeked (imp. & p. p.) of Reek
Reeled (imp. & p. p.) of Reel
Reeler (n.) One who reels.
Reeler (n.) The grasshopper warbler; -- so called from its note.
Reezed (a.) Grown rank; rancid; rusty.
Refect (v. t.) To restore after hunger or fatigue; to refresh.
Refill (v. t. & i.) To fill, or become full, again.
Refind (v. t.) To find again; to get or experience again.
Refine (v. t.) To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or silver; to refine iron; to refine wine or sugar.
Refine (v. t.) To purify from what is gross, coarse, vulgar, inelegant, low, and the like; to make elegant or exellent; to polish; as, to refine the manners, the language, the style, the taste, the intellect, or the moral feelings.
Refine (v. i.) To become pure; to be cleared of feculent matter.
Refine (v. i.) To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence.
Refine (v. i.) To affect nicety or subtilty in thought or language.
Reflex (a.) Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective.
Reflex (a.) Produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return.
Reflex (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary intervention of consciousness.
Reflex (n.) Reflection; the light reflected from an illuminated surface to one in shade.
Reflex (n.) An involuntary movement produced by reflex action.
Reflex (v. t.) To reflect.
Reflex (v. t.) To bend back; to turn back.
Reflow (v. i.) To flow back; to ebb.
Reflux (a.) Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.
Reflux (n.) A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as, the flux and reflux of the tides.
Refold (v. t.) To fold again.
Reform (v. t.) To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
Reform (v. i.) To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
Reform (n.) Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
Refret (n.) Refrain.
Refuge (n.) Shelter or protection from danger or distress.
Refuge (n.) That which shelters or protects from danger, or from distress or calamity; a stronghold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; a place inaccessible to an enemy.
Refuge (n.) An expedient to secure protection or defense; a device or contrivance.
Refuge (v. t.) To shelter; to protect.
Refund (v. t.) To fund again or anew; to replace (a fund or loan) by a new fund; as, to refund a railroad loan.
Refund (v. t.) To pour back.
Refund (v. t.) To give back; to repay; to restore.
Refund (v. t.) To supply again with funds; to reimburse.
Refuse (v. t.) To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to dec
Refuse (v. t.) To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the center, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular aligment when troops ar/ about to engage the enemy; as, to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks.
Refuse (v. t.) To dec
Refuse (v. t.) To disown.
Refuse (v. i.) To deny compliance; not to comply.
Refuse (n.) Refusal.
Refuse (n.) That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter.
Refuse (a.) Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless.
Refute (v. t.) To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant.
Regain (v. t.) To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again.
Regale (n.) A prerogative of royalty.
Regale (v. t.) To enerta/n in a regal or sumptuous manner; to enrtertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh; as, to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear.
Regale (v. i.) To feast; t/ fare sumtuously.
Regale (v. t.) A sumptuous repast; a banquet.
Regard (v. t.) To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze upon.
Regard (v. t.) Hence, to look or front toward; to face.
Regard (v. t.) To look closely at; to observe attentively; to pay attention to; to notice or remark particularly.
Regard (v. t.) To look upon, as in a certain relation; to hold as an popinion; to consider; as, to regard abstinence from wine as a duty; to regard another as a friend or enemy.
Regard (v. t.) To consider and treat; to have a certain feeling toward; as, to regard one with favor or dislike.
Regard (v. t.) To pay respect to; to treat as something of peculiar value, sanctity, or the like; to care for; to esteem.
Regard (v. t.) To take into consideration; to take account of, as a fact or condition.
Regard (v. t.) To have relation to, as bearing upon; to respect; to relate to; to touch; as, an argument does not regard the question; -- often used impersonally; as, I agree with you as regards this or that.
Regard (v. i.) To look attentively; to consider; to notice.
Regard (v. t.) A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze.
Regard (v. t.) Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest; observation; heed; notice.
Regard (v. t.) That view of the mind which springs from perception of value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to have a high regard for a person; -- often in the plural.
Regard (v. t.) State of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise; estimation; repute; note; account.
Regard (v. t.) Consideration; thought; reflection; heed.
Regard (v. t.) Matter for consideration; account; condition.
Regard (v. t.) Respect; relation; reference.
Regard (v. t.) Object of sight; scene; view; aspect.
Regard (v. t.) Supervision; inspection.
Regent (a.) Ruling; governing; regnant.
Regent (a.) Exercising vicarious authority.
Regent (a.) One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.
Regent (a.) Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
Regent (a.) One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as, the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Regent (a.) A resident master of arts of less than five years' standing, or a doctor of less than twwo. They were formerly privileged to lecture in the schools.
Regest (n.) A register.
Regian (n.) An upholder of kingly authority; a royalist.
Regild (v. t.) To gild anew.
Regime (n.) Mode or system of rule or management; character of government, or of the prevailing social system.
Regime (n.) The condition of a river with respect to the rate of its flow, as measured by the volume of water passing different cross sections in a given time, uniform regime being the condition when the flow is equal and uniform at all the cross sections.
Region (n.) One of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract.
Region (n.) Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere.
Region (n.) The upper air; the sky; the heavens.
Region (n.) The inhabitants of a district.
Region (n.) Place; rank; station.
Regius (a.) Of or pertaining to a king; royal.
Regive (v. t.) To give again; to give back.
Reglet (n.) A flat, narrow molding, used chiefly to separate the parts or members of compartments or panels from one another, or doubled, turned, and interlaced so as to form knots, frets, or other ornaments. See Illust. (12) of Column.
Reglet (n.) A strip of wood or metal of the height of a quadrat, used for regulating the space between pages in a chase, and also for spacing out title-pages and other open matter. It is graded to different sizes, and designated by the name of the type that it matches; as, nonpareil reglet, pica reglet, and the like.
Regnal (a.) Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch; as, regnal years.
Regret (v.) Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction.
Regret (v.) Dislike; aversion.
Regret (v. t.) To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.
Regrow (v. i. & t.) To grow again.
Reguli (pl. ) of Regulus
Rehash (v. t.) To hash over again; to prepare or use again; as, to rehash old arguments.
Rehash (n.) Something hashed over, or made up from old materials.
Rehear (v. t.) To hear again; to try a second time; as, to rehear a cause in Chancery.
Reheat (v. t.) To heat again.
Reheat (v. t.) To revive; to cheer; to cherish.
Rehire (v. t.) To hire again.
Reigle (n.) A hollow cut or channel for quiding anything; as, the reigle of a side post for a flood gate.
Reigle (v. t.) To regulate; to govern.
Reined (imp. & p. p.) of Rein
Reiter (n.) A German cavalry soldier of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Reiver (n.) See Reaver.
Reject (v. t.) To cast from one; to throw away; to discard.
Reject (v. t.) To refuse to receive or to acknowledge; to dec
Reject (v. t.) To refuse to grant; as, to reject a prayer or request.
Rejoin (v. t.) To join again; to unite after separation.
Rejoin (v. t.) To come, or go, again into the presence of; to join the company of again.
Rejoin (v. t.) To state in reply; -- followed by an object clause.
Rejoin (v. i.) To answer to a reply.
Rejoin (v. i.) To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff's replication.
Rejolt (n.) A reacting jolt or shock; a rebound or recoil.
Rejolt (v. t.) To jolt or shake again.
Relade (v. t.
Relaid () imp. & p. p. of Relay.
Relais (n.) A narrow space between the foot of the rampart and the scarp of the ditch, serving to receive the earth that may crumble off or be washed down, and prevent its falling into the ditch.
Reland (v. t.) To land again; to put on land, as that which had been shipped or embarked.
Reland (v. i.) To go on shore after having embarked; to land again.
Relate (v. t.) To bring back; to restore.
Relate (v. t.) To refer; to ascribe, as to a source.
Relate (v. t.) To recount; to narrate; to tell over.
Relate (v. t.) To ally by connection or kindred.
Relate (v. i.) To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.
Relate (v. i.) To make reference; to take account.
Relaid (imp. & p. p.) of Relay
Relbun (n.) The roots of the Chilian plant Calceolaria arachnoidea, -- used for dyeing crimson.
Relent (v. i.) To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.
Relent (v. i.) To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion.
Relent (v. t.) To slacken; to abate.
Relent (v. t.) To soften; to dissolve.
Relent (v. t.) To mollify ; to cause to be less harsh or severe.
Relent (n.) Stay; stop; delay.
Relict (n.) A woman whose husband is dead; a widow.
Relief (n.) The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress.
Relief (n.) Release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry.
Relief (n.) That which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort, uneasiness, etc.; that which gives succor, aid, or comfort; also, the person who relieves from performance of duty by taking the place of another; a relay.
Relief (n.) A fine or composition which the heir of a deceased tenant paid to the lord for the privilege of taking up the estate, which, on strict feudal principles, had lapsed or fallen to the lord on the death of the tenant.
Relief (n.) The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.
Relief (n.) The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure.
Relief (n.) The height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.
Relief (n.) The elevations and surface undulations of a country.
Relier (n.) One who relies.
Relish (v. t.) To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from; as, to relish food.
Relish (v. t.) To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.
Relish (v. i.) To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.
Relish (n.) A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.
Relish (n.) Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
Relish (n.) A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
Relish (n.) That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment.
Relish (n.) The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.
Relive (v. i.) To live again; to revive.
Relive (v. t.) To recall to life; to revive.
Reload (v. t.) To load again, as a gun.
Reloan (n.) A second lending of the same thing; a renewal of a loan.
Relove (v. t.) To love in return.
Reluct (v. i.) To strive or struggle against anything; to make resistance; to draw back; to feel or show repugnance or reluctance.
Relume (v. t.) To rekindle; to light again.
Relied (imp. & p. p.) of Rely
Remade () imp. & p. p. of Remake.
Remain (v. i.) To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
Remain (v. i.) To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
Remain (v. t.) To await; to be left to.
Remain (n.) State of remaining; stay.
Remain (n.) That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.
Remain (n.) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
Remain (n.) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
Remake (v. t.) To make anew.
Remand (v. t.) To recommit; to send back.
Remand (n.) The act of remanding; the order for recommitment.
Remark (n.) To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out.
Remark (n.) To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
Remark (n.) To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause; as, he remarked that it was time to go.
Remark (v. i.) To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
Remark (n.) Act of remarking or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
Remark (n.) The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark.
Remast (v. t.) To furnish with a new mast or set of masts.
Remble (v. t.) To remove.
Remean (v. t.) To give meaning to; to explain the meaning of; to interpret.
Remede (n.) Remedy.
Remedy (n.) That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.
Remedy (n.) That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to.
Remedy (n.) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.
Remedy (n.) To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.
Remelt (v. t.) To melt again.
Remeve (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Remewe
Remewe (v. t. & i.) To remove.
Remind (v. t.) To put (one) in mind of something; to bring to the remembrance of; to bring to the notice or consideration of (a person).
Remise (v. t.) To send, give, or grant back; to release a claim to; to resign or surrender by deed; to return.
Remise (n.) A giving or granting back; surrender; return; release, as of a claim.
Remiss (a.) Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy; behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
Remiss (n.) The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.
Remold (v. t.) Alt. of Remould
Remora (n.) Delay; obstacle; hindrance.
Remora (n.) Any one of several species of fishes belonging to Echeneis, Remora, and allied genera. Called also sucking fish.
Remora (n.) An instrument formerly in use, intended to retain parts in their places.
Remord (v. t.) To excite to remorse; to rebuke.
Remord (v. i.) To feel remorse.
Remote (superl.) Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Remote (superl.) Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses.
Remote (superl.) Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
Remote (superl.) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
Remote (superl.) Separate; abstracted.
Remote (superl.) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
Remote (superl.) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
Remote (superl.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.
Remove (v. t.) To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.
Remove (v. t.) To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease.
Remove (v. t.) To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters.
Remove (v. i.) To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another.
Remove (n.) The act of removing; a removal.
Remove (n.) The transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; -- in the United States usually called a move.
Remove (n.) The state of being removed.
Remove (n.) That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else.
Remove (n.) The distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year.
Remove (n.) The act of resetting a horse's shoe.
Rename (v. t.) To give a new name to.
Renard (n.) A fox; -- so called in fables or familiar tales, and in poetry.
Renate (a.) Born again; regenerate; renewed.
Render (n.) One who rends.
Render (v. t.) To return; to pay back; to restore.
Render (v. t.) To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.
Render (v. t.) To give up; to yield; to surrender.
Render (v. t.) Hence, to furnish; to contribute.
Render (v. t.) To furnish; to state; to deliver; as, to render an account; to render judgment.
Render (v. t.) To cause to be, or to become; as, to render a person more safe or more unsafe; to render a fortress secure.
Render (v. t.) To translate from one language into another; as, to render Latin into English.
Render (v. t.) To interpret; to set forth, represent, or exhibit; as, an actor renders his part poorly; a singer renders a passage of music with great effect; a painter renders a scene in a felicitous manner.
Render (v. t.) To try out or extract (oil, lard, tallow, etc.) from fatty animal substances; as, to render tallow.
Render (v. t.) To plaster, as a wall of masonry, without the use of lath.
Render (v. i.) To give an account; to make explanation or confession.
Render (v. i.) To pass; to run; -- said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.; as, a rope renders well, that is, passes freely; also, to yield or give way.
Render (n.) A surrender.
Render (n.) A return; a payment of rent.
Render (n.) An account given; a statement.
Renege (v. t.) To deny; to disown.
Renege (v. i.) To deny.
Renege (v. i.) To revoke.
Reneye (v. t.) To deny; to reject; to renounce.
Renner (n.) A runner.
Rennet (n.) A name of many different kinds of apples. Cf. Reinette.
Rennet (v.) The inner, or mucous, membrane of the fourth stomach of the calf, or other young ruminant; also, an infusion or preparation of it, used for coagulating milk.
Rennin (n.) A milk-clotting enzyme obtained from the true stomach (abomasum) of a suckling calf. Mol. wt. about 31,000. Also called chymosin, rennase, and abomasal enzyme.
Renown (v.) The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; -- always in a good sense.
Renown (v.) Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
Renown (v. t.) To make famous; to give renown to.
Rented (imp. & p. p.) of Rent
Rental (n.) A schedule, account, or list of rents, with the names of the tenants, etc.; a rent roll.
Rental (n.) A sum total of rents; as, an estate that yields a rental of ten thousand dollars a year.
Renter (n.) One who rents or leases an estate; -- usually said of a lessee or tenant.
Renter (v. t.) To sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw.
Renter (v. t.) To restore the original design of, by working in new warp; -- said with reference to tapestry.
Renvoy (v. t.) To send back.
Renvoy (n.) A sending back.
Reopen (v. t. & i.) To open again.
Repace (v. t.) To pace again; to walk over again in a contrary direction.
Repack (v. t.) To pack a second time or anew; as, to repack beef; to repack a trunk.
Repaid () imp. & p. p. of Repay.
Repair (v. i.) To return.
Repair (v. i.) To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
Repair (n.) The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
Repair (n.) Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
Repair (v. t.) To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.
Repair (v. t.) To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
Repair (n.) Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.
Repair (n.) Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.
Repand (a.) Having a slightly undulating margin; -- said of leaves.
Repass (v. t.) To pass again; to pass or travel over in the opposite direction; to pass a second time; as, to repass a bridge or a river; to repass the sea.
Repass (v. i.) To pass or go back; to move back; as, troops passing and repassing before our eyes.
Repast (n.) The act of taking food.
Repast (n.) That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment.
Repast (v. t. & i.) To supply food to; to feast; to take food.
Repaid (imp. & p. p.) of Repay
Repeal (v. t.) To recall; to summon again, as persons.
Repeal (v. t.) To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law.
Repeal (v. t.) To suppress; to repel.
Repeal (n.) Recall, as from exile.
Repeal (n.) Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.
Repeat (v. t.) To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem.
Repeat (v. t.) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
Repeat (v. t.) To repay or refund (an excess received).
Repeat (n.) The act of repeating; repetition.
Repeat (n.) That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.).
Repeat (n.) A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.
Repent (a.) Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems.
Repent (a.) Same as Reptant.
Repent (v. i.) To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.
Repent (v. i.) To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
Repent (v. i.) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
Repent (v. t.) To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
Repent (v. t.) To feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively.
Repent (v. t.) To cause to have sorrow or regret; -- used impersonally.
Repine (v. i.) To fail; to wane.
Repine (v. i.) To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur.
Repine (n.) Vexation; mortification.
Repkie (n.) Any edible sea urchin.
Replum (n.) The framework of some pods, as the cress, which remains after the valves drop off.
Repone (v. t.) To replace.
Report (v. t.) To refer.
Report (v. t.) To bring back, as an answer; to announce in return; to relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate; as, a messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the committee reported progress.
Report (v. t.) To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
Report (v. t.) To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
Report (v. t.) To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
Report (v. t.) To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred; as, the committee reported the bill witth amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.
Report (v. t.) To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
Report (v. t.) To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
Report (v. t.) To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
Report (v. i.) To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
Report (v. i.) To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
Report (v. i.) To present one's self, as to a superior officer, or to one to whom service is due, and to be in readiness for orders or to do service; also, to give information, as of one's address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter.
Report (v. t.) That which is reported.
Report (v. t.) An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
Report (v. t.) A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
Report (v. t.) Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
Report (v. t.) An official statement of facts, verbal or written; especially, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as, the reports of the heads af departments to Congress, of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to a legislative body, and the like.
Report (v. t.) An account or statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of case argued and determined in a court of law, chancery, etc.; also, in the plural, the volumes containing such reports; as, Coke's Reports.
Report (v. t.) A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
Report (v. t.) Rapport; relation; connection; reference.
Repose (v.) To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.
Repose (v.) To lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose; to rest, -- often reflexive; as, to repose one's self on a couch.
Repose (v.) To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
Repose (v. i.) To lie at rest; to rest.
Repose (v. i.) Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
Repose (v. i.) To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
Repose (v.) A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
Repose (v.) Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
Repose (v.) A rest; a pause.
Repose (v.) That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the eye; -- opposed to the scattering and division of a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want repose.
Repour (v. t.) To pour again.
Repugn (v. t.) To fight against; to oppose; to resist.
Repute (v. t.) To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.
Repute (n.) Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate.
Repute (n.) Specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to disrepute.
Requin (n.) The man-eater, or white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); -- so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung.
Resail (v. t. & i.) To sail again; also, to sail back, as to a former port.
Resale (n.) A sale at second hand, or at retail; also, a second sale.
Rescat (v. t.) To ransom; to release; to rescue.
Rescat (n.) Ransom; release.
Rescue (v. t.) To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
Rescue (v.) The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
Rescue (v.) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
Rescue (v.) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
Rescue (v.) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
Reseat (v. t.) To seat or set again, as on a chair, throne, etc.
Reseat (v. t.) To put a new seat, or new seats, in; as, to reseat a theater; to reseat a chair or trousers.
Resect (v. t.) To cut or pare off; to remove by cutting.
Reseda (n.) A genus of plants, the type of which is mignonette.
Reseda (n.) A grayish green color, like that of the flowers of mignonette.
Reseek (v. t.) To seek again.
Resell (v. t.) To sell again; to sell what has been bought or sold; to retail.
Resend (v. t.) To send again; as, to resend a message.
Resend (v. t.) To send back; as, to resend a gift.
Resend (v. t.) To send on from an intermediate station by means of a repeater.
Resent (v. t.) To be sensible of; to feel
Resent (v. t.) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
Resent (v. t.) In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
Resent (v. t.) To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts.
Resent (v. t.) To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See Resent, v. i.
Resent (v. i.) To feel resentment.
Resent (v. i.) To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
Reship (v. t.) To ship again; to put on board of a vessel a second time; to send on a second voyage; as, to reship bonded merchandise.
Reship (v. i.) To engage one's self again for service on board of a vessel after having been discharged.
Reside (v. i.) To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to abide continuosly; to have one's domicile of home; to remain for a long time.
Reside (v. i.) To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
Reside (v. i.) To sink; to settle, as sediment.
Resign (v. t.) To sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively.
Resign (v. t.) To relinquish; to abandon.
Resign (v. t.) To commit to the care of; to consign.
Resile (v. i.) To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.
Resiny (a.) Like resin; resinous.
Resist (v. t.) To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
Resist (v. t.) To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
Resist (v. t.) To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
Resist (v. t.) To be distasteful to.
Resist (v. i.) To make opposition.
Resist (n.) A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes.
Resorb (v. t.) To swallow up.
Resort (n.) Active power or movement; spring.
Resort (v. i.) To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
Resort (v. i.) To fall back; to revert.
Resort (v. i.) To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
Resort (v.) The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.
Resort (v.) A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
Resort (v.) That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.
Resoun (n.) Reason.
Resoun (v. i. & t.) To resound.
Resown (v.) To resound.
Rested (imp. & p. p.) of Rest
Restem (v. t.) To force back against the current; as, to restem their backward course.
Restem (v. t.) To stem, or move against; as, to restem a current.
Result (v. i.) To leap back; to rebound.
Result (v. i.) To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in; as, this measure will result in good or in evil.
Result (v. i.) To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.
Result (n.) A flying back; resilience.
Result (n.) That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect; as, the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation.
Result (n.) The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
Resume (n.) A summing up; a condensed statement; an abridgment or brief recapitulation.
Resume (v. t.) To take back.
Resume (v. t.) To enter upon, or take up again.
Resume (v. t.) To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse.
Retail (v.) The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; -- opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand.
Retail (a.) Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.
Retail (n.) To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.
Retail (n.) To sell at second hand.
Retail (n.) To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander.
Retain (v. t.) To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like.
Retain (v. t.) To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
Retain (v. t.) To restrain; to prevent.
Retain (v. i.) To belong; to pertain.
Retain (v. i.) To keep; to continue; to remain.
Retake (v. t.) To take or receive again.
Retake (v. t.) To take from a captor; to recapture; as, to retake a ship or prisoners.
Retard (v. t.) To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate.
Retard (v. t.) To put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old age; to retard a rupture between nations.
Retard (v. i.) To stay back.
Retard (n.) Retardation; delay.
Retell (v. t.) To tell again.
Retene (n.) A white crystal
Retent (n.) That which is retained.
Rethor (n.) A rhetorician; a careful writer.
Retina (n.) The delicate membrane by which the back part of the globe of the eye is
Retire (v. t.) To withdraw; to take away; -- sometimes used reflexively.
Retire (v. t.) To withdraw from circulation, or from the market; to take up and pay; as, to retire bonds; to retire a note.
Retire (v. t.) To cause to retire; specifically, to designate as no longer qualified for active
Retire (v. i.) To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice.
Retire (v. i.) To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
Retire (v. i.) To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired.
Retire (v. i.) To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
Retire (v. i.) To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
Retire (n.) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; also, a place to which one retires.
Retire (n.) A call sounded on a bugle, announcing to skirmishers that they are to retire, or fall back.
Retold () imp. & p. p. of Retell.
Retort (n.) To bend or curve back; as, a retorted
Retort (n.) To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.
Retort (n.) To return, as an argument, accusation, censure, or incivility; as, to retort the charge of vanity.
Retort (v. i.) To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply.
Retort (v. t.) The return of, or reply to, an argument, charge, censure, incivility, taunt, or witticism; a quick and witty or severe response.
Retort (v. t.) A vessel in which substances are subjected to distillation or decomposition by heat. It is made of different forms and materials for different uses, as a bulb of glass with a curved beak to enter a receiver for general chemical operations, or a cylinder or semicylinder of cast iron for the manufacture of gas in gas works.
Retoss (v. t.) To toss back or again.
Retrim (v. t.) To trim again.
Retund (v. t.) To blunt; to turn, as an edge; figuratively, to cause to be obtuse or dull; as, to retund confidence.
Return (v. i.) To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
Return (v. i.) To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.
Return (v. i.) To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
Return (v. i.) To revert; to pass back into possession.
Return (v. i.) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
Return (v. t.) To bring, carry, send, or turn, back; as, to return a borrowed book, or a hired horse.
Return (v. t.) To repay; as, to return borrowed money.
Return (v. t.) To give in requital or recompense; to requite.
Return (v. t.) To give back in reply; as, to return an answer; to return thanks.
Return (v. t.) To retort; to throw back; as, to return the lie.
Return (v. t.) To report, or bring back and make known.
Return (v. t.) To render, as an account, usually an official account, to a superior; to report officially by a list or statement; as, to return a list of stores, of killed or wounded; to return the result of an election.
Return (v. t.) Hence, to elect according to the official report of the election officers.
Return (v. t.) To bring or send back to a tribunal, or to an office, with a certificate of what has been done; as, to return a writ.
Return (v. t.) To convey into official custody, or to a general depository.
Return (v. t.) To bat (the ball) back over the net.
Return (v. t.) To lead in response to the lead of one's partner; as, to return a trump; to return a diamond for a club.
Return (n.) The act of returning (intransitive), or coming back to the same place or condition; as, the return of one long absent; the return of health; the return of the seasons, or of an anniversary.
Return (n.) The act of returning (transitive), or sending back to the same place or condition; restitution; repayment; requital; retribution; as, the return of anything borrowed, as a book or money; a good return in tennis.
Return (n.) That which is returned.
Return (n.) A payment; a remittance; a requital.
Return (n.) An answer; as, a return to one's question.
Return (n.) An account, or formal report, of an action performed, of a duty discharged, of facts or statistics, and the like; as, election returns; a return of the amount of goods produced or sold; especially, in the plural, a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information.
Return (n.) The profit on, or advantage received from, labor, or an investment, undertaking, adventure, etc.
Return (n.) The continuation in a different direction, most often at a right angle, of a building, face of a building, or any member, as a molding or mold; -- applied to the shorter in contradistinction to the longer; thus, a facade of sixty feet east and west has a return of twenty feet north and south.
Return (n.) The rendering back or delivery of writ, precept, or execution, to the proper officer or court.
Return (n.) The certificate of an officer stating what he has done in execution of a writ, precept, etc., indorsed on the document.
Return (n.) The sending back of a commission with the certificate of the commissioners.
Return (n.) A day in bank. See Return day, below.
Return (n.) An official account, report, or statement, rendered to the commander or other superior officer; as, the return of men fit for duty; the return of the number of the sick; the return of provisions, etc.
Return (n.) The turnings and windings of a trench or mine.
Retuse (a.) Having the end rounded and slightly indented; as, a retuse leaf.
Reurge (v. t.) To urge again.
Revamp (v. t.) To vamp again; hence, to patch up; to reconstruct.
Reveal (v. t.) To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
Reveal (v. t.) Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).
Reveal (n.) A revealing; a disclosure.
Reveal (n.) The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall; the jamb.
Reverb (v. t.) To echo.
Revere (v. t.) To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation.
Revery (n.) A loose or irregular train of thought occurring in musing or mediation; deep musing; daydream.
Revery (n.) An extravagant conceit of the fancy; a vision.
Revert (v. t.) To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.
Revert (v. t.) To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.
Revert (v. t.) To change back. See Revert, v. i.
Revert (v. i.) To return; to come back.
Revert (v. i.) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
Revert (v. i.) To return, wholly or in part, towards some preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
Revert (v. i.) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
Revert (n.) One who, or that which, reverts.
Revery (n.) Same as Reverie.
Revest (v. t.) To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe.
Revest (v. t.) To vest again with possession or office; as, to revest a magistrate with authority.
Revest (v. i.) To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former owner; as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
Revict (v. t.) To reconquer.
Review (n.) To view or see again; to look back on.
Review (n.) To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
Review (n.) To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
Review (n.) To go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of; as, to review a new novel.
Review (n.) To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment.
Review (n.) To reexamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one.
Review (n.) To retrace; to go over again.
Review (v. i.) To look back; to make a review.
Review (n.) A second or repeated view; a reexamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life.
Review (n.) An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works.
Review (n.) A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
Review (n.) A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
Review (n.) An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discip
Review (n.) The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
Review (n.) A lesson studied or recited for a second time.
Revile (v. t. & i.) To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous language; to reproach.
Revile (n.) Reproach; reviling.
Revise (v. t.) To look at again for the detection of errors; to reexamine; to review; to look over with care for correction; as, to revise a writing; to revise a translation.
Revise (v. t.) To compare (a proof) with a previous proof of the same matter, and mark again such errors as have not been corrected in the type.
Revise (v. t.) To review, alter, and amend; as, to revise statutes; to revise an agreement; to revise a dictionary.
Revise (n.) A review; a revision.
Revise (n.) A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
Revive (v. i.) To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
Revive (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
Revive (v. i.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
Revive (v. i.) To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
Revive (v. i.) To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
Revive (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
Revive (v. i.) To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
Revive (v. i.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
Revoke (v. t.) To call or bring back; to recall.
Revoke (v. t.) Hence, to annul, by recalling or taking back; to repeal; to rescind; to cancel; to reverse, as anything granted by a special act; as, , to revoke a will, a license, a grant, a permission, a law, or the like.
Revoke (v. t.) To hold back; to repress; to restrain.
Revoke (v. t.) To draw back; to withdraw.
Revoke (v. t.) To call back to mind; to recollect.
Revoke (v. i.) To fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege.
Revoke (n.) The act of revoking.
Revolt (n.) To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
Revolt (n.) Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel.
Revolt (n.) To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty.
Revolt (v. t.) To cause to turn back; to roll or drive back; to put to flight.
Revolt (v. t.) To do violence to; to cause to turn away or shrink with abhorrence; to shock; as, to revolt the feelings.
Revolt (n.) The act of revolting; an uprising against legitimate authority; especially, a renunciation of allegiance and subjection to a government; rebellion; as, the revolt of a province of the Roman empire.
Revolt (n.) A revolter.
Rewake (v. t. & i.) To wake again.
Reward (v. t.) To give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.
Reward (n.) Regard; respect; consideration.
Reward (n.) That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.
Reward (n.) Hence, the fruit of one's labor or works.
Reward (n.) Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act.
Rewful (a.) Rueful.
Reword (v. t.) To repeat in the same words; to reecho.
Reword (v. t.) To alter the wording of; to restate in other words; as, to reword an idea or a passage.
Sealed (imp. & p. p.) of Seal
Sealer (n.) One who seals; especially, an officer whose duty it is to seal writs or instruments, to stamp weights and measures, or the like.
Sealer (n.) A mariner or a vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.
Sealgh (n.) Alt. of Selch
Seamed (imp. & p. p.) of Seam
Seamen (pl. ) of Seaman
Seaman (n.) A merman; the male of the mermaid.
Seamen (pl. ) of Seaman
Seaman (n.) One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships at sea; a mariner; a sailor; -- applied both to officers and common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to landman, or landsman.
Seamed (a.) Out of condition; not in good condition; -- said of a hawk.
Seance (n.) A session, as of some public body; especially, a meeting of spiritualists to receive spirit communication, so called.
Seapoy (n.) See Sepoy.
Seared (imp. & p. p.) of Sear
Searce (n.) A fine sieve.
Searce (v. t.) To sift; to bolt.
Search (v. t.) To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
Search (v. t.) To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
Search (v. t.) To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
Search (v. t.) To examine; to try; to put to the test.
Search (v. i.) To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
Search (v. t.) The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
Seared (a.) Scorched; cauterized; hence, figuratively, insensible; not susceptible to moral influences.
Season (n.) One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, -- the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, -- the dry and the rainy.
Season (n.) Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest.
Season (n.) A period of time not very long; a while; a time.
Season (n.) That which gives relish; seasoning.
Season (v. t.) To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
Season (v. t.) To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
Season (v. t.) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
Season (v. t.) To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
Season (v. t.) Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable.
Season (v. t.) To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.
Season (v. t.) To imbue; to tinge or taint.
Season (v. t.) To copulate with; to impregnate.
Season (v. i.) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
Season (v. i.) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.
Season (v. i.) To give token; to savor.
Seated (imp. & p. p.) of Seat
Seawan (n.) Alt. of Seawant
Sebate (n.) A salt of sebacic acid.
Secale (n.) A genus of cereal grasses including rye.
Secant (a.) Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant
Secant (a.) A
Secant (a.) A right
Secede (v. i.) To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.
Secern (v. t.) To separate; to distinguish.
Secern (v. t.) To secrete; as, mucus secerned in the nose.
Secess (n.) Retirement; retreat; secession.
Seckel (n.) A small reddish brown sweet and juicy pear. It originated on a farm near Philadelphia, afterwards owned by a Mr. Seckel.
Second (a.) Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.
Second (a.) Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
Second (a.) Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.
Second (n.) One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.
Second (n.) One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel.
Second (n.) Aid; assistance; help.
Second (n.) An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.
Second (a.) The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place.
Second (a.) In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a
Second (n.) The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it.
Second (n.) The second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto.
Second (a.) To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.
Second (a.) To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage.
Second (a.) Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.
Secret (a.) Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.
Secret (a.) Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
Secret (a.) Faithful to a secret; not inc
Secret (a.) Separate; distinct.
Secret (a.) Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.
Secret (a.) A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.
Secret (a.) The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.
Secret (v. t.) To keep secret.
Sector (n.) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc.
Sector (n.) A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on
Sector (n.) An astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector.
Secund (a.) Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.
Secure (a.) Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
Secure (a.) Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.
Secure (a.) Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.
Secure (a.) Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.
Secure (v. t.) To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
Secure (v. t.) To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; -- frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.
Secure (v. t.) To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.
Secure (v. t.) To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
Sedate (a.) Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.
Sedent (a.) Sitting; inactive; quiet.
Sedged (a.) Made or composed of sedge.
Seduce (v. t.) To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
Seduce (v. t.) Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation.
Seeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of See
Seeded (imp. & p. p.) of Seed
Seeder (n.) One who, or that which, sows or plants seed.
Seeing (conj. (but originally a present participle)) In view of the fact (that); considering; taking into account (that); insmuch as; since; because; -- followed by a dependent clause; as, he did well, seeing that he was so young.
Sought (imp. & p. p.) of Seek
Seeker (n.) One who seeks; that which is used in seeking or searching.
Seeker (n.) One of a small heterogeneous sect of the 17th century, in Great Britain, who professed to be seeking the true church, ministry, and sacraments.
Seeled (imp. & p. p.) of Seel
Seemed (imp. & p. p.) of Seem
Seemer (n.) One who seems; one who carries or assumes an appearance or semblance.
Seemly (v. i.) Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
Seemly (superl.) In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.
Sipage (n.) Water that seeped or oozed through a porous soil.
Seesaw (n.) A play among children in which they are seated upon the opposite ends of a plank which is balanced in the middle, and move alternately up and down.
Seesaw (n.) A plank or board adjusted for this play.
Seesaw (n.) A vibratory or reciprocating motion.
Seesaw (n.) Same as Crossruff.
Seesaw (v. i.) To move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward.
Seesaw (v. t.) To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
Seesaw (a.) Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion.
Sodden () of Seethe
Seethe (n.) To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh.
Seethe (v. i.) To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil.
Seggar (n.) A case or holder made of fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin.
Seiner (n.) One who fishes with a seine.
Seisin (n.) See Seizin.
Seized (imp. & p. p.) of Seize
Seizer (n.) One who, or that which, seizes.
Seizin (n.) Possession; possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction of law. In some of the United States seizin means merely ownership.
Seizin (n.) The act of taking possession.
Seizin (n.) The thing possessed; property.
Seizor (n.) One who seizes, or takes possession.
Sejant (a.) Alt. of Sejeant
Sejein (v. t.) To separate.
Selden (adv.) Seldom.
Seldem (superl) Rarely; not often; not frequently.
Seldom (a.) Rare; infrequent.
Select (a.) Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.
Select (v. t.) To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal.
Selves (pl. ) of Self
Selion (n.) A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows.
Seller (n.) One who sells.
Selves (n.) pl. of Self.
Semble (a.) To imitate; to make a representation or likeness.
Semble (a.) It seems; -- chiefly used impersonally in reports and judgments to express an opinion in reference to the law on some point not necessary to be decided, and not intended to be definitely settled in the cause.
Semble (a.) Like; resembling.
Semele (n.) A daughter of Cadmus, and by Zeus mother of Bacchus.
Semina (pl. ) of Semen
Semita (n.) A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.
Semite (n.) One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively.
Sempre (adv.) Always; throughout; as, sempre piano, always soft.
Senary (a.) Of six; belonging to six; containing six.
Senate (n.) An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.
Senate (n.) A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.
Senate (n.) The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.
Senate (n.) In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.
Senate (n.) The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.
Senate (n.) In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discip
Sendal (n.) A light thin stuff of silk.
Sender (n.) One who sends.
Senega (n.) Seneca root.
Senile (a.) Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age; as, senile weakness.
Senior (a.) More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel.
Senior (a.) Belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools.
Senior (n.) A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life.
Senior (n.) One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade.
Senior (n.) An aged person; an older.
Senior (n.) One in the fourth or final year of his collegiate course at an American college; -- originally called senior sophister; also, one in the last year of the course at a professional schools or at a seminary.
Sennet (n.) A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage.
Sennet (n.) The barracuda.
Sennit (n.) A braided cord or fabric formed by plaiting together rope yarns or other small stuff.
Sennit (n.) Plaited straw or palm leaves for making hats.
Se?ora (n.) A Spanish title of courtesy given to a lady; Mrs.; Madam; also, a lady.
Sensed (imp. & p. p.) of Sense
Sensor (a.) Sensory; as, the sensor nerves.
Sentry (n.) A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel.
Sentry (n.) Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.
Sepawn (n.) See Supawn.
Sephen (n.) A large sting ray of the genus Trygon, especially T. sephen of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The skin is an article of commerce.
Sepias (pl. ) of Sepia
Sepiae (pl. ) of Sepia
Sepose (v. t.) To set apart.
Sepsin (n.) A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid blood. It is also formed in the putrefaction of proteid matter in general.
Sepsis (n.) The poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the blood.
Septal (a.) Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.
Septet (n.) Alt. of Septette
Septic (a.) Of the seventh degree or order.
Septic (n.) A quantic of the seventh degree.
Septic (a.) Alt. of Septical
Septic (n.) A substance that promotes putrefaction.
Septum (n.) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
Septum (n.) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.
Septum (n.) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.
Septum (n.) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under Nautilus.
Septum (n.) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.
Sequel (n.) That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation; as, the sequel of a man's advantures or history.
Sequel (n.) Consequence; event; effect; result; as, let the sun cease, fail, or swerve, and the sequel would be ruin.
Sequel (n.) Conclusion; inference.
Sequin (n.) An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value.
Serang (n.) The boatswain of a Lascar or East Ondian crew.
Serape (n.) A blanket or shawl worn as an outer garment by the Spanish Americans, as in Mexico.
Seraph (n.) One of an order of celestial beings, each having three pairs of wings. In ecclesiastical art and in poetry, a seraph is represented as one of a class of angels.
Serein (n.) A mist, or very fine rain, which sometimes falls from a clear sky a few moments after sunset.
Serene (a.) Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky.
Serene (a.) Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul.
Serene (n.) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
Serene (n.) Evening air; night chill.
Serene (v. t.) To make serene.
Serial (a.) Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication.
Serial (a.) Of or pertaining to rows.
Serial (n.) A publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a periodical.
Series (n.) A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events.
Series (n.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
Series (n.) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.
Serine (n.) A white crystal
Seriph (n.) See Ceriph.
Sermon (n.) A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
Sermon (n.) Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.
Sermon (n.) Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
Sermon (v. i.) To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.
Sermon (v. t.) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
Sermon (v. t.) To tutor; to lecture.
Seroon (n.) Same as Ceroon.
Serose (a.) Serous.
Serous (a.) Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids.
Serous (a.) Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum.
Surrow (n.) The thar.
Serpet (n.) A basket.
Serval (n.) An African wild cat (Felis serval) of moderate size. It has rather long legs and a tail of moderate length. Its color is tawny, with black spots on the body and rings of black on the tail.
Served (imp. & p. p.) of Serve
Server (n.) One who serves.
Server (n.) A tray for dishes; a salver.
Sesame (n.) Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus Sesamum (S. Indicum, and S. orientale), from the seeds of which an oil is expressed; also, the small obovate, flattish seeds of these plants, sometimes used as food. See Benne.
Sesban (n.) A leguminous shrub (Sesbania aculeata) which furnishes a fiber used for making ropes.
Sestet (n.) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; -- called also sestuor.
Sestet (n.) The last six
Sethen (adv. & conj.) See Since.
Sethic (a.) See Sothic.
Setose (a.) Alt. of Setous
Setous (a.) Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.
Setout (n.) A display, as of plate, equipage, etc.; that which is displayed.
Settee (n.) A long seat with a back, -- made to accommodate several persons at once.
Settee (n.) A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, -- used in the Mediterranean.
Setter (n.) One who, or that which, sets; -- used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth.
Setter (n.) A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching.
Setter (n.) One who hunts victims for sharpers.
Setter (n.) One who adapts words to music in composition.
Setter (n.) An adornment; a decoration; -- with off.
Setter (n.) A shallow seggar for porcelain.
Setter (v. t.) To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
Settle (n.) A seat of any kind.
Settle (n.) A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
Settle (n.) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
Settle (n.) To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
Settle (n.) To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.
Settle (n.) To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
Settle (n.) To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
Settle (n.) To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.
Settle (n.) To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
Settle (n.) To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
Settle (n.) To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
Settle (n.) To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
Settle (n.) Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
Settle (n.) To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
Settle (v. i.) To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
Settle (v. i.) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
Settle (v. i.) To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
Settle (v. i.) To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
Settle (v. i.) To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
Settle (v. i.) To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
Settle (v. i.) To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
Settle (v. i.) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
Settle (v. i.) To become calm; to cease from agitation.
Settle (v. i.) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
Settle (v. i.) To make a jointure for a wife.
Setula (n.) A small, short hair or bristle; a small seta.
Setule (n.) A setula.
Severe (superl.) Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful.
Severe (superl.) Very strict in judgment, discip
Severe (superl.) Rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; -- said of style, argument, etc.
Severe (superl.) Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold.
Severe (superl.) Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test.
Severy (n.) A bay or compartment of a vaulted ceiling.
Sewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sew
Sewage (n.) The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers
Sewage (n.) Sewerage, 2.
Sewing (n.) The act or occupation of one who sews.
Sewing (n.) That which is sewed with the needle.
Sexfid (a.) Alt. of Sexifid
Sextet (n.) Alt. of Sextetto
Sextic (a.) Of the sixth degree or order.
Sextic (n.) A quantic of the sixth degree.
Sextos (pl. ) of Sexto
Sexton (n.) An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc.
Sextry (n.) See Sacristy.
Sexual (a.) Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.
Taught (imp. & p. p.) of Teach
Teache (n.) One of the series of boilers in which the cane juice is treated in making sugar; especially, the last boiler of the series.
Teacup (n.) A small cup from which to drink tea.
Teagle (n.) A hoisting apparatus; an elevator; a crane; a lift.
Teague (n.) An Irishman; -- a term used in contempt.
Teamed (a.) Yoked in, or as in, a team.
Teapot (n.) A vessel with a spout, in which tea is made, and from which it is poured into teacups.
Teapoy (n.) An ornamental stand, usually with three legs, having caddies for holding tea.
Tearer (n.) One who tears or rends anything; also, one who rages or raves with violence.
Teased (imp. & p. p.) of Tease
Teasel (n.) A plant of the genus Dipsacus, of which one species (D. fullonum) bears a large flower head covered with stiff, prickly, hooked bracts. This flower head, when dried, is used for raising a nap on woolen cloth.
Teasel (n.) A bur of this plant.
Teasel (n.) Any contrivance intended as a substitute for teasels in dressing cloth.
Teasel (v. t.) To subject, as woolen cloth, to the action of teasels, or any substitute for them which has an effect to raise a nap.
Teaser (n.) One who teases or vexes.
Teaser (n.) A jager gull.
Teasle (n. & v. t.) See Teasel.
Teated (a.) Having protuberances resembling the teat of an animal.
Teathe (n. & v.) See Tath.
Teazel (n. & v. t.) See Teasel.
Teazer (n.) The stoker or fireman of a furnace, as in glass works.
Teazle (n. & v. t.) See Teasel.
Tebeth (n.) The tenth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, answering to a part of December with a part of January.
Tectly (adv.) Covertly; privately; secretly.
Tedded (imp. & p. p.) of Ted
Tedder (n.) A machine for stirring and spreading hay, to expedite its drying.
Tedder (n.) Same as Tether.
Tedder (v. t.) Same as Tether.
Tedium (n.) Irksomeness; wearisomeness; tediousness.
Teemed (imp. & p. p.) of Teem
Teemer (n.) One who teems, or brings forth.
Teeong (n.) The mino bird.
Teetan (n.) A pipit.
Teetee (n.) Any one of several species of small, soft-furred South American monkeys belonging to Callithrix, Chrysothrix, and allied genera; as, the collared teetee (Callithrix torquatus), and the squirrel teetee (Chrysothrix sciurea). Called also pinche, titi, and saimiri. See Squirrel monkey, under Squirrel.
Teetee (n.) A diving petrel of Australia (Halodroma wrinatrix).
Teeter (v. i. & t.) To move up and down on the ends of a balanced plank, or the like, as children do for sport; to seesaw; to titter; to titter-totter.
Teeuck (n.) The lapwing.
Teewit (n.) The pewit.
Tegmen (n.) A tegument or covering.
Tegmen (n.) The inner layer of the coating of a seed, usually thin and delicate; the endopleura.
Tegmen (n.) One of the elytra of an insect, especially of certain Orthoptera.
Tegmen (n.) Same as Tectrices.
Tegula (n.) A small appendage situated above the base of the wings of Hymenoptera and attached to the mesonotum.
Telary (a.) Of or pertaining to a web; hence, spinning webs; retiary.
Teledu (n.) An East Indian carnivore (Mydaus meliceps) allied to the badger, and noted for the very offensive odor that it emits, somewhat resembling that of a skunk. It is a native of the high mountains of Java and Sumatra, and has long, silky fur. Called also stinking badger, and stinkard.
Telesm (n.) A kind of amulet or magical charm.
Tellen (n.) Any species of Tellina.
Teller (n.) One who tells, relates, or communicates; an informer, narrator, or describer.
Teller (n.) One of four officers of the English Exchequer, formerly appointed to receive moneys due to the king and to pay moneys payable by the king.
Teller (n.) An officer of a bank who receives and counts over money paid in, and pays money out on checks.
Teller (n.) One who is appointed to count the votes given in a legislative body, public meeting, assembly, etc.
Telson (n.) The terminal joint or movable piece at the end of the abdomen of Crustacea and other articulates. See Thoracostraca.
Telugu (n.) A Darvidian language spoken in the northern parts of the Madras presidency. In extent of use it is the next language after Hindustani (in its various forms) and Bengali.
Telugu (n.) One of the people speaking the Telugu language.
Telugu (a.) Of or pertaining to the Telugu language, or the Telugus.
Temper (v. t.) To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.
Temper (v. t.) To fit together; to adjust; to accomodate.
Temper (v. t.) To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.
Temper (v. t.) To govern; to manage.
Temper (v. t.) To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.
Temper (v. t.) To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.
Temper (n.) The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.
Temper (n.) Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.
Temper (n.) Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind, particularly with regard to the passions and affections; as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.
Temper (n.) Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as, to keep one's temper.
Temper (n.) Heat of mind or passion; irritation; proneness to anger; -- in a reproachful sense.
Temper (n.) The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.
Temper (n.) Middle state or course; mean; medium.
Temper (n.) Milk of lime, or other substance, employed in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.
Temper (v. i.) To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.
Temper (v. i.) To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.
Temple (n.) A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
Temple (n.) The space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.
Temple (n.) One of the side bars of a pair of spectacles, jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to hold the spectacles in place.
Temple (n.) A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India.
Temple (n.) The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.
Temple (n.) Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church.
Temple (n.) Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides.
Temple (v. t.) To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.
Tempse (n.) See Temse.
Tenace (n.) The holding by the fourth hand of the best and third best cards of a suit led; also, sometimes, the combination of best with third best card of a suit in any hand.
Tenacy (n.) Tenaciousness; obstinacy.
Tenant (n.) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from Blackstone, under Tenement, 2.
Tenant (n.) One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant.
Tenant (v. t.) To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.
Tended (imp. & p. p.) of Tend
Tender (n.) One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse.
Tender (n.) A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.
Tender (n.) A car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water.
Tender (v. t.) To offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt.
Tender (v. t.) To offer in words; to present for acceptance.
Tender (n.) An offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest.
Tender (n.) Any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract.
Tender (n.) The thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation.
Tender (superl.) Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit.
Tender (superl.) Sensible to impression and pain; easily pained.
Tender (superl.) Physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate.
Tender (superl.) Susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic.
Tender (superl.) Exciting kind concern; dear; precious.
Tender (superl.) Careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of.
Tender (superl.) Unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild.
Tender (superl.) Adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain.
Tender (superl.) Apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject.
Tender (superl.) Heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel.
Tender (n.) Regard; care; kind concern.
Tender (v. t.) To have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value.
Tendon (n.) A tough insensible cord, bundle, or band of fibrous connective tissue uniting a muscle with some other part; a sinew.
Tendry (n.) A tender; an offer.
Tenent (n.) A tenet.
Tennis (n.) A play in which a ball is driven to and fro, or kept in motion by striking it with a racket or with the open hand.
Tennis (v. t.) To drive backward and forward, as a ball in playing tennis.
Tenrec (n.) A small insectivore (Centetes ecaudatus), native of Madagascar, but introduced also into the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius; -- called also tanrec. The name is applied to other allied genera. See Tendrac.
Tensor (n.) A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense.
Tensor (n.) The ratio of one vector to another in length, no regard being had to the direction of the two vectors; -- so called because considered as a stretching factor in changing one vector into another. See Versor.
Tented (imp. & p. p.) of Tent
Tented (a.) Covered with tents.
Tenter (n.) One who takes care of, or tends, machines in a factory; a kind of assistant foreman.
Tenter (n.) A kind of governor.
Tenter (n.) A machine or frame for stretching cloth by means of hooks, called tenter-hooks, so that it may dry even and square.
Tenter (v. i.) To admit extension.
Tenter (v. t.) To hang or stretch on, or as on, tenters.
Tentif (a.) Attentive.
Tenues (pl. ) of Tenuis
Tenuis (n.) One of the three surd mutes /, /, /; -- so called in relation to their respective middle letters, or medials, /, /, /, and their aspirates, /, /, /. The term is also applied to the corresponding letters and articulate elements in other languages.
Tenure (n.) The act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate.
Tenure (n.) The manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior.
Tenure (n.) The consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land.
Tenure (n.) Manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure.
Tepefy (v. t. & i.) To make or become tepid, or moderately warm.
Teraph (n.) See Teraphim.
Terbic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, terbium; also, designating certain of its compounds.
Tercel (n.) See Tiercel. Called also tarsel, tassel.
Tercet (n.) A triplet.
Tercet (n.) A triplet; a group of three
Teredo (n.) A genus of long, slender, wormlike bivalve mollusks which bore into submerged wood, such as the piles of wharves, bottoms of ships, etc.; -- called also shipworm. See Shipworm. See Illust. in App.
Terete (a.) Cylindrical and slightly tapering; columnar, as some stems of plants.
Tergal (a.) Of or pertaining to back, or tergum. See Dorsal.
Tergum (n.) The back of an animal.
Tergum (n.) The dorsal piece of a somite of an articulate animal.
Tergum (n.) One of the dorsal plates of the operculum of a cirriped.
Termed (imp. & p. p.) of Term
Termer (n.) One who resorted to London during the law term only, in order to practice tricks, to carry on intrigues, or the like.
Termer (n.) One who has an estate for a term of years or for life.
Termes (n.) A genus of Pseudoneuroptera including the white ants, or termites. See Termite.
Termly (a.) Occurring every term; as, a termly fee.
Termly (adv.) Term by term; every term.
Termor (n.) Same as Termer, 2.
Terpin (n.) A white crystal
Terrar (n.) See 2d Terrier, 2.
Terras (n.) See /rass.
Terrel (n.) A spherical magnet so placed that its poles, equator, etc., correspond to those of the earth.
Terret (n.) One of the rings on the top of the saddle of a harness, through which the reins pass.
Terror (n.) Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright.
Terror (n.) That which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear.
Tested (imp. & p. p.) of Test
Testae (pl. ) of Testa
Tester (n.) A headpiece; a helmet.
Tester (n.) A flat canopy, as over a pulpit or tomb.
Tester (n.) A canopy over a bed, supported by the bedposts.
Tester (n.) An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a sixpence; -- often contracted to tizzy. Called also teston.
Testes (n.) pl. of Teste, or of Testis.
Testif (a.) Testy; headstrong; obstinate.
Testes (pl. ) of Testis
Testis (n.) A testicle.
Teston (n.) A tester; a sixpence.
Tetany (n.) A morbid condition resembling tetanus, but distinguished from it by being less severe and having intermittent spasms.
Tetard (n.) A gobioid fish (Eleotris gyrinus) of the Southern United States; -- called also sleeper.
Tetaug (n.) See Tautog.
Tetchy (a.) See Techy.
Tether (n.) A long rope or chain by which an animal is fastened, as to a stake, so that it can range or feed only within certain limits.
Tether (v. t.) To confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for feeding within certain limits.
Tethys (n.) A genus of a large naked mollusks having a very large, broad, fringed cephalic disk, and branched dorsal gills. Some of the species become a foot long and are brilliantly colored.
Tetrad (n.) The number four; a collection of four things; a quaternion.
Tetrad (n.) A tetravalent or quadrivalent atom or radical; as, carbon is a tetrad.
Tetric (a.) Alt. of Tetrical
Tetrol (n.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H4, analogous to benzene; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.
Tetryl (n.) Butyl; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.
Tetter (n.) A vesicular disease of the skin; herpes. See Herpes.
Tetter (v. t.) To affect with tetter.
Tettix (n.) The cicada.
Tettix (n.) A genus of small grasshoppers.
Teufit (n.) The lapwing; -- called also teuchit.
Teuton (n.) One of an ancient German tribe; later, a name applied to any member of the Germanic race in Europe; now used to designate a German, Dutchman, Scandinavian, etc., in distinction from a Celt or one of a Latin race.
Teuton (n.) A member of the Teutonic branch of the Indo-European, or Aryan, family.
Tewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tew
Tewhit (n.) The lapwing; -- called also teewheep.
Tewtaw (v. t.) To beat; to break, as flax or hemp.
Veadar (n.) The thirteenth, or intercalary, month of the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar, which is added about every third year.
Vector (n.) Same as Radius vector.
Vector (n.) A directed quantity, as a straight
Veered (imp. & p. p.) of Veer
Vegete (a.) Lively; active; sprightly; vigorous.
Vehmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, certain secret tribunals which flourished in Germany from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the 16th, usurping many of the functions of the government which were too weak to maintain law and order, and inspiring dread in all who came within their jurisdiction.
Veiled (imp. & p. p.) of Veil
Veiled (a.) Covered by, or as by, a veil; hidden.
Veined (imp. & p. p.) of Vein
Veinal (a.) Pertaining to veins; venous.
Veined (a.) Full of veins; streaked; variegated; as, veined marble.
Veined (a.) Having fibrovascular threads extending throughout the lamina; as, a veined leaf.
Velate (a.) Having a veil; veiled.
Vellet (n.) Velvet.
Vellon (n.) A word occurring in the phrase real vellon. See the Note under Its Real.
Vellum (n.) A fine kind of parchment, usually made from calfskin, and rendered clear and white, -- used as for writing upon, and for binding books.
Velure (n.) Velvet.
Velvet (n.) A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or
Velvet (n.) The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.
Velvet (a.) Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.
Velvet (v. i.) To pain velvet.
Velvet (v. t.) To make like, or cover with, velvet.
Venada (N.) The pudu.
Venary (a.) Of or, pertaining to hunting.
Vended (imp. & p. p.) of Vend
Vendee (n.) The person to whom a thing is vended, or sold; -- the correlative of vendor.
Vender (n.) One who vends; one who transfers the exclusive right of possessing a thing, either his own, or that of another as his agent, for a price or pecuniary equivalent; a seller; a vendor.
Vendor (n.) A vender; a seller; the correlative of vendee.
Vendue (n.) A public sale of anything, by outcry, to the highest bidder; an auction.
Veneer (v. t.) To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively.
Veneer (v. t.) A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show; gloss; false pretense.
Venene (a.) Poisonous; venomous.
Venery (n.) Sexual love; sexual intercourse; coition.
Venery (n.) The art, act, or practice of hunting; the sports of the chase.
Venger (n.) An avenger.
Venial (a.) Capable of being forgiven; not heinous; excusable; pardonable; as, a venial fault or transgression.
Venial (a.) Allowed; permitted.
Venite (n.) The 95th Psalm, which is said or sung regularly in the public worship of many churches. Also, a musical composition adapted to this Psalm.
Venose (a.) Having numerous or conspicuous veins; veiny; as, a venose frond.
Venous (a.) Of or pertaining to a vein or veins; as, the venous circulation of the blood.
Venous (a.) Contained in the veins, or having the same qualities as if contained in the veins, that is, having a dark bluish color and containing an insufficient amount of oxygen so as no longer to be fit for oxygenating the tissues; -- said of the blood, and opposed to arterial.
Venous (a.) Marked with veins; veined; as, a venous leaf.
Vented (imp. & p. p.) of Vent
Venter (n.) One who vents; one who utters, reports, or publishes.
Venter (n.) The belly; the abdomen; -- sometimes applied to any large cavity containing viscera.
Venter (n.) The uterus, or womb.
Venter (n.) A belly, or protuberant part; a broad surface; as, the venter of a muscle; the venter, or anterior surface, of the scapula.
Venter (n.) The lower part of the abdomen in insects.
Venter (n.) A pregnant woman; a mother; as, A has a son B by one venter, and a daughter C by another venter; children by different venters.
Venule (n.) A small vein; a veinlet; specifically (Zool.), one of the small branches of the veins of the wings in insects.
Venust (a.) Beautiful.
Verbal (a.) Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal contract; verbal testimony.
Verbal (a.) Consisting in, or having to do with, words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change.
Verbal (a.) Having word answering to word; word for word; literal; as, a verbal translation.
Verbal (a.) Abounding with words; verbose.
Verbal (a.) Of or pertaining to a verb; as, a verbal group; derived directly from a verb; as, a verbal noun; used in forming verbs; as, a verbal prefix.
Verbal (n.) A noun derived from a verb.
Verify (v. t.) To make into a verb; to use as a verb; to verbalize.
Verdin (n.) A small yellow-headed bird (Auriparus flaviceps) of Lower California, allied to the titmice; -- called also goldtit.
Verdit (n.) Verdict.
Verdoy (a.) Charged with leaves, fruits, flowers, etc.; -- said of a border.
Verged (imp. & p. p.) of Verge
Verger (n.) One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
Verger (n.) An attendant upon a dignitary, as on a bishop, a dean, a justice, etc.
Verger (n.) The official who takes care of the interior of a church building.
Verger (n.) A garden or orchard.
Verify (v. t.) To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate.
Verify (v. t.) To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenciate; as, to verify a written statement; to verify an account, a pleading, or the like.
Verify (v. t.) To maintain; to affirm; to support.
Verily (adv.) In very truth; beyond doubt or question; in fact; certainly.
Verine (n.) An alkaloid obtained as a yellow amorphous substance by the decomposition of veratrine.
Verity (n.) The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact; truth; reality.
Verity (n.) That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality.
Vermes (n. pl.) An extensive artificial division of the animal kingdom, including the parasitic worms, or helminths, together with the nemerteans, annelids, and allied groups. By some writers the branchiopods, the bryzoans, and the tunicates are also included. The name was used in a still wider sense by Linnaeus and his followers.
Vermes (n. pl.) A more restricted group, comprising only the helminths and closely allied orders.
Vermil (n.) See Vermeil.
Vermin (n. sing. & pl.) An animal, in general.
Vermin (n. sing. & pl.) A noxious or mischievous animal; especially, noxious little animals or insects, collectively, as squirrels, rats, mice, flies, lice, bugs, etc.
Vermin (n. sing. & pl.) Hence, in contempt, noxious human beings.
Vernal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom.
Vernal (a.) Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life.
Verray (a.) Very; true.
Verrel (n.) See Ferrule.
Versal (a.) Universal.
Versed (imp. & p. p.) of Verse
Versed (a.) Acquainted or familiar, as the result of experience, study, practice, etc.; skilled; practiced.
Versed (a.) Turned.
Verser (n.) A versifier.
Verset (n.) A verse.
Versor (n.) The turning factor of a quaternion.
Versus (prep.) Against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs.
Vertex (n.) A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex.
Vertex (n.) The top, or crown, of the head.
Vertex (n.) The zenith, or the point of the heavens directly overhead.
Vertex (n.) The point in any figure opposite to, and farthest from, the base; the terminating point of some particular
Vervel (n.) See Varvel.
Vervet (n.) A South African monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus, / Lelandii). The upper parts are grayish green, finely specked with black. The cheeks and belly are reddish white.
Vesica (n.) A bladder.
Vesper (n.) The evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening.
Vesper (a.) Of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn; vesper bells.
Vessel (n.) A hollow or concave utensil for holding anything; a hollow receptacle of any kind, as a hogshead, a barrel, a firkin, a bottle, a kettle, a cup, a bowl, etc.
Vessel (n.) A general name for any hollow structure made to float upon the water for purposes of navigation; especially, one that is larger than a common rowboat; as, a war vessel; a passenger vessel.
Vessel (n.) Fig.: A person regarded as receiving or containing something; esp. (Script.), one into whom something is conceived as poured, or in whom something is stored for use; as, vessels of wrath or mercy.
Vessel (n.) Any tube or canal in which the blood or other fluids are contained, secreted, or circulated, as the arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc.
Vessel (n.) A continuous tube formed from superposed large cylindrical or prismatic cells (tracheae), which have lost their intervening partitions, and are usually marked with dots, pits, rings, or spirals by internal deposition of secondary membranes; a duct.
Vessel (v. t.) To put into a vessel.
Vesses (n.) Alt. of Vessets
Vested (imp. & p. p.) of Vest
Vestal (a.) Of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth; hence, pure; chaste.
Vestal (a.) A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar.
Vestal (a.) A virgin; a woman pure and chaste; also, a nun.
Vested (a.) Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.
Vested (a.) Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests.
Vestry (n.) A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal vestments and sacred utensils are sometimes kept, and where meetings for worship or parish business are held; a sacristy; -- formerly called revestiary.
Vestry (n.) A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; -- so called because usually held in a vestry.
Vestry (n.) A body, composed of wardens and vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its temporal concerns.
Vetchy (a.) Consisting of vetches or of pea straw.
Vetchy (a.) Abounding with vetches.
Vetoes (pl. ) of Veto
Vetoed (imp. & p. p.) of Veto
Vetust (a.) Venerable from antiquity; ancient; old.
Vexing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vex
Weaken (v. t.) To make weak; to lessen the strength of; to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; to enervate; as, to weaken the body or the mind; to weaken the hands of a magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument.
Weaken (v. t.) To reduce in quality, strength, or spirit; as, to weaken tea; to weaken any solution or decoction.
Weaken (v. i.) To become weak or weaker; to lose strength, spirit, or determination; to become less positive or resolute; as, the patient weakened; the witness weakened on cross-examination.
Weakly (adv.) In a weak manner; with little strength or vigor; feebly.
Weakly (superl.) Not strong of constitution; infirm; feeble; as, a weakly woman; a man of a weakly constitution.
Wealth (n.) Weal; welfare; prosperity; good.
Wealth (n.) Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
Weaned (imp. & p. p.) of Wean
Weanel (n.) A weanling.
Weapon (n.) An instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a sword, etc.
Weapon (n.) Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon.
Weapon (n.) A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.
Weared (imp. & p. p.) of Wear
Wearer (n.) One who wears or carries as appendant to the body; as, the wearer of a cloak, a sword, a crown, a shackle, etc.
Wearer (n.) That which wastes or diminishes.
Weasel (n.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons.
Weaser (n.) The American merganser; -- called also weaser sheldrake.
Weaved (imp. & p. p.) of Weave
Weaver (n.) One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave.
Weaver (n.) A weaver bird.
Weaver (n.) An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See Whirling.
Weazen (a.) Thin; sharp; withered; wizened; as, a weazen face.
Webbed (imp. & p. p.) of Web
Webbed (a.) Provided with a web.
Webbed (a.) Having the toes united by a membrane, or web; as, the webbed feet of aquatic fowls.
Webber (n.) One who forms webs; a weaver; a webster.
Webeye (n.) See Web, n., 8.
Wedded (imp.) of Wed
Wedded (p. p.) of Wed
Wedded (a.) Joined in wedlock; married.
Wedded (a.) Of or pertaining to wedlock, or marriage.
Wedder (n.) See Wether.
Wedged (imp. & p. p.) of Wedge
Weeded (imp. & p. p.) of Weed
Weeder (n.) One who, or that which, weeds, or frees from anything noxious.
Weekly (a.) Of or pertaining to a week, or week days; as, weekly labor.
Weekly (a.) Coming, happening, or done once a week; hebdomadary; as, a weekly payment; a weekly gazette.
Weekly (n.) A publication issued once in seven days, or appearing once a week.
Weekly (adv.) Once a week; by hebdomadal periods; as, each performs service weekly.
Weeper (n.) One who weeps; esp., one who sheds tears.
Weeper (n.) A white band or border worn on the sleeve as a badge of mourning.
Weeper (n.) The capuchin. See Capuchin, 3 (a).
Weesel (n.) See Weasel.
Weever (n.) Any one of several species of edible marine fishes belonging to the genus Trachinus, of the family Trachinidae. They have a broad spinose head, with the eyes looking upward. The long dorsal fin is supported by numerous strong, sharp spines which cause painful wounds.
Weevil (n.) Any one of numerous species of snout beetles, or Rhynchophora, in which the head is elongated and usually curved downward. Many of the species are very injurious to cultivated plants. The larvae of some of the species live in nuts, fruit, and grain by eating out the interior, as the plum weevil, or curculio, the nut weevils, and the grain weevil (see under Plum, Nut, and Grain). The larvae of other species bore under the bark and into the pith of trees and various other plants, as
Weezel (n.) See Weasel.
Weight (v. t.) The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the earth; the effect of gravitative force, especially when expressed in certain units or standards, as pounds, grams, etc.
Weight (v. t.) The quantity of heaviness; comparative tendency to the center of the earth; the quantity of matter as estimated by the balance, or expressed numerically with reference to some standard unit; as, a mass of stone having the weight of five hundred pounds.
Weight (v. t.) Hence, pressure; burden; as, the weight of care or business.
Weight (v. t.) Importance; power; influence; efficacy; consequence; moment; impressiveness; as, a consideration of vast weight.
Weight (v. t.) A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight; as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight.
Weight (v. t.) A ponderous mass; something heavy; as, a clock weight; a paper weight.
Weight (v. t.) A definite mass of iron, lead, brass, or other metal, to be used for ascertaining the weight of other bodies; as, an ounce weight.
Weight (v. t.) The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
Weight (v. t.) To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.
Weight (v. t.) To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See Weight of observations, under Weight.
Wekeen (n.) The meadow pipit.
Welded (imp. & p. p.) of Weld
Welder (n.) One who welds, or unites pieces of iron, etc., by welding.
Welder (n.) One who welds, or wields.
Welder (n.) A manager; an actual occupant.
Welked (imp. & p. p.) of Welk
Welked (v. t.) See Whelked.
Welkin (n.) The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven; the sky.
Welled (imp. & p. p.) of Well
Wellat (n.) The king parrakeet See under King.
Welted (imp. & p. p.) of Welt
Welter (v. i.) To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.
Welter (v. i.) To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.
Welter (v. i.) To wither; to wilt.
Welter (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.
Welter (n.) That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough.
Welter (n.) A rising or falling, as of waves; as, the welter of the billows; the welter of a tempest.
Wended (imp. & p. p.) of Wend
Wendic (a.) Alt. of Wendish
Wendic (n.) The language of the Wends.
Wennel (n.) See Weanel.
Wenona (n.) A sand snake (Charina plumbea) of Western North America, of the family Erycidae.
Werche (v. t. & i.) To work.
Werrey (v. t.) To warray.
Wesand (n.) See Weasand.
Wetted () of Wet
Wether (n.) A castrated ram.
Wezand (n.) See Weasand.
Xenium (n.) A present given to a guest or stranger, or to a foreign ambassador.
Xenomi (n. pl.) A suborder of soft-rayed fresh-water fishes of which the blackfish of Alaska (Dallia pectoralis) is the type.
Xeriff (n.) A gold coin formerly current in Egypt and Turkey, of the value of about 9s. 6d., or about $2.30; -- also, in Morocco, a ducat.
Yeaned (imp. & p. p.) of Yean
Yeared (a.) Containing years; having existed or continued many years; aged.
Yearly (a.) Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual; as, a yearly income; a yearly feast.
Yearly (a.) Lasting a year; as, a yearly plant.
Yearly (a.) Accomplished in a year; as, the yearly circuit, or revolution, of the earth.
Yearly (adv.) Annually; once a year to year; as, blessings yearly bestowed.
Yearth (n.) The earth.
Yeasty (a.) Frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast.
Yelled (imp. & p. p.) of Yell
Yellow (superl.) Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.
Yellow (n.) A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green.
Yellow (n.) A yellow pigment.
Yellow (v. t.) To make yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.
Yellow (v. i.) To become yellow or yellower.
Yelped (imp. & p. p.) of Yelp
Yelper (n.) An animal that yelps, or makes a yelping noise.
Yelper (n.) The avocet; -- so called from its sharp, shrill cry.
Yelper (n.) The tattler.
Yenite (n.) A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals; -- also called ilvaite.
Yeomen (pl. ) of Yeoman
Yeoman (n.) A common man, or one of the commonly of the first or most respectable class; a freeholder; a man free born.
Yeoman (n.) A servant; a retainer.
Yeoman (n.) A yeoman of the guard; also, a member of the yeomanry cavalry.
Yeoman (n.) An interior officer under the boatswain, gunner, or carpenters, charged with the stowage, account, and distribution of the stores.
Yerked (imp. & p. p.) of Yerk
Yernut (n.) An earthnut, or groundnut. See Groundnut (d).
Yester (a.) Last; last past; next before; of or pertaining to yesterday.
Yezidi (n.) Same as Izedi.
Zealed (a.) Full of zeal; characterized by zeal.
Zealot (n.) One who is zealous; one who engages warmly in any cause, and pursues his object with earnestness and ardor; especially, one who is overzealous, or carried away by his zeal; one absorbed in devotion to anything; an enthusiast; a fanatical partisan.
Zechin (n.) See Sequin.
Zeekoe (n.) A hippopotamus.
Zehner (n.) An Austrian silver coin equal to ten kreutzers, or about five cents.
Zenana (n.) The part of a dwelling appropriated to women.
Zendik (n.) An atheist or unbeliever; -- name given in the East to those charged with disbelief of any revealed religion, or accused of magical heresies.
Zenick (n.) A South African burrowing mammal (Suricata tetradactyla), allied to the civets. It is grayish brown, with yellowish transverse stripes on the back. Called also suricat.
Zenith (n.) That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir.
Zenith (n.) hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.
Zephyr (n.) The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.
Zequin (n.) See Sequin.
Zeriba (n.) Same as Zareba.
Zeroes (pl. ) of Zero
Zested (imp. & p. p.) of Zest
Zeugma (n.) A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.
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