6 letter words whose second letter is R
Arabic (a.) Of or pertaining to Arabia or the Arabians.
Arabic (n.) The language of the Arabians.
Arabin (n.) A carbohydrate, isomeric with cane sugar, contained in gum arabic, from which it is extracted as a white, amorphous substance.
Arabin (n.) Mucilage, especially that made of gum arabic.
Arable (a.) Fit for plowing or tillage; -- hence, often applied to land which has been plowed or tilled.
Arable (n.) Arable land; plow land.
Araise (v. t.) To raise.
Arango (n.) A bead of rough carnelian. Arangoes were formerly imported from Bombay for use in the African slave trade.
Arbute (n.) The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the strawberry; the arbute tree.
Arcade (n.) A series of arches with the columns or piers which support them, the spandrels above, and other necessary appurtenances; sometimes open, serving as an entrance or to give light; sometimes closed at the back (as in the cut) and forming a decorative feature.
Arcade (n.) A long, arched building or gallery.
Arcade (n.) An arched or covered passageway or avenue.
Arcane (a.) Hidden; secret.
Arcana (pl. ) of Arcanum
Arched (imp. & p. p.) of Arch
Arched (a.) Made with an arch or curve; covered with an arch; as, an arched door.
Archer (n.) A bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow.
Arches () pl. of Arch, n.
Archil (n.) A violet dye obtained from several species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which grow on maritime rocks in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
Archil (n.) The plant from which the dye is obtained.
Archly (adv.) In an arch manner; with attractive slyness or roguishness; slyly; waggishly.
Archon (n.) One of the chief magistrates in ancient Athens, especially, by preeminence, the first of the nine chief magistrates.
Arctic (a.) Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature.
Arctic (n.) The arctic circle.
Arctic (n.) A warm waterproof overshoe.
Arcual (a.) Of or pertaining to an arc.
Ardent (a.) Hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever.
Ardent (a.) Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes.
Ardent (a.) Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper.
Arenas (pl. ) of Arena
Arenae (pl. ) of Arena
Arenga (n.) A palm tree (Saguerus saccharifer) which furnishes sago, wine, and fibers for ropes; the gomuti palm.
Areola (n.) An interstice or small space, as between the cracks of the surface in certain crustaceous lichens; or as between the fibers composing organs or vessels that interlace; or as between the nervures of an insect's wing.
Areola (n.) The colored ring around the nipple, or around a vesicle or pustule.
Areole (n.) Same as Areola.
Argali (n.) A species of wild sheep (Ovis ammon, or O. argali), remarkable for its large horns. It inhabits the mountains of Siberia and central Asia.
Argala (n.) The adjutant bird.
Argean (a.) Pertaining to the ship Argo. See Argo.
Argent (n.) Silver, or money.
Argent (n.) Whiteness; anything that is white.
Argent (n.) The white color in coats of arms, intended to represent silver, or, figuratively, purity, innocence, beauty, or gentleness; -- represented in engraving by a plain white surface.
Argent (a.) Made of silver; of a silvery color; white; shining.
Argive (a.) Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece.
Argive (n.) A native of Argos. Often used as a generic term, equivalent to Grecian or Greek.
Argoan (a.) Pertaining to the ship Argo.
Argosy (n.) A large ship, esp. a merchant vessel of the largest size.
Argued (imp. & p. p.) of Argue
Arguer (n.) One who argues; a reasoner; a disputant.
Argufy (v. t. & i.) To argue pertinaciously.
Argufy (v. t. & i.) To signify.
Argute (a.) Sharp; shrill.
Argute (a.) Sagacious; acute; subtle; shrewd.
Aright (adv.) Rightly; correctly; in a right way or form; without mistake or crime; as, to worship God aright.
Ariled (a.) Having an aril.
Ariman (n.) See Ahriman.
Ariose (a.) Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony.
Arioso (adv. & a.) In the smooth and melodious style of an air; ariose.
Arisen (p. p.) of Arise
Arista (n.) An awn.
Arkite (a.) Belonging to the ark.
Arming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arm
Armada (v. t.) A fleet of armed ships; a squadron. Specifically, the Spanish fleet which was sent to assail England, a. d. 1558.
Armado (n.) Armada.
Armful (n.) As much as the arm can hold.
Arming (n.) The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.
Arming (n.) A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom.
Arming (n.) Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.
Armlet (n.) A small arm; as, an armlet of the sea.
Armlet (n.) An arm ring; a bracelet for the upper arm.
Armlet (n.) Armor for the arm.
Armory (n.) A place where arms and instruments of war are deposited for safe keeping.
Armory (n.) Armor; defensive and offensive arms.
Armory (n.) A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols, bayonets, swords.
Armory (n.) Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings.
Armory (n.) That branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor.
Armpit (n.) The hollow beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder; the axilla.
Armure (n.) Armor.
Armure (n.) A variety of twilled fabric ribbed on the surface.
Arnica (n.) A genus of plants; also, the most important species (Arnica montana), native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant.
Aroint (interj.) Stand off, or begone.
Aroint (v. t.) To drive or scare off by some exclamation.
Around (adv.) In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
Around (adv.) In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
Around (adv.) Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place.
Around (prep.) On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.
Around (prep.) From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner.
Arouse (v. t.) To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.
Aroynt (interj.) See Aroint.
Arpent (n.) Alt. of Arpen
Arpine (n.) An arpent.
Arrach (n.) See Orach.
Arrack (n.) A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine of the cocoanut tree or the date palm, etc.
Arrant (a.) Notoriously or preeminently bad; thorough or downright, in a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated; as, an arrant rogue or coward.
Arrant (a.) Thorough or downright, in a good sense.
Arrear (adv.) To or in the rear; behind; backwards.
Arrear (n.) That which is behind in payment, or which remains unpaid, though due; esp. a remainder, or balance which remains due when some part has been paid; arrearage; -- commonly used in the plural, as, arrears of rent, wages, or taxes.
Arrect (a.) Alt. of Arrected
Arrect (v. t.) To direct.
Arrect (v. t.) To impute.
Arrest (v. t.) To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
Arrest (v. t.) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
Arrest (v. t.) To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.
Arrest (v. t.) To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate.
Arrest (v. i.) To tarry; to rest.
Arrest (v. t.) The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development.
Arrest (v. t.) The taking or apprehending of a person by authority of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate, or warrant.
Arrest (v. t.) Any seizure by power, physical or moral.
Arrest (v. t.) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse; -- also named rat-tails.
Arride (v. t.) To please; to gratify.
Arrish (n.) The stubble of wheat or grass; a stubble field; eddish.
Arrive (v. i.) To come to the shore or bank. In present usage: To come in progress by water, or by traveling on land; to reach by water or by land; -- followed by at (formerly sometimes by to), also by in and from.
Arrive (v. i.) To reach a point by progressive motion; to gain or compass an object by effort, practice, study, inquiry, reasoning, or experiment.
Arrive (v. i.) To come; said of time; as, the time arrived.
Arrive (v. i.) To happen or occur.
Arrive (v. t.) To bring to shore.
Arrive (v. t.) To reach; to come to.
Arrive (n.) Arrival.
Arroba (n.) A Spanish weight used in Mexico and South America = 25.36 lbs. avoir.; also, an old Portuguese weight, used in Brazil = 32.38 lbs. avoir.
Arroba (n.) A Spanish liquid measure for wine = 3.54 imp. gallons, and for oil = 2.78 imp. gallons.
Arrose (v. t.) To drench; to besprinkle; to moisten.
Arrowy (a.) Consisting of arrows.
Arrowy (a.) Formed or moving like, or in any respect resembling, an arrow; swift; darting; piercing.
Arroyo (n.) A water course; a rivulet.
Arroyo (n.) The dry bed of a small stream.
Arsine (n.) A compound of arsenic and hydrogen, AsH3, a colorless and exceedingly poisonous gas, having an odor like garlic; arseniureted hydrogen.
Artery (n.) The trachea or windpipe.
Artery (n.) One of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart. They have tricker and more muscular walls than veins, and are connected with them by capillaries.
Artery (n.) Hence: Any continuous or ramified channel of communication; as, arteries of trade or commerce.
Artful (a.) Performed with, or characterized by, art or skill.
Artful (a.) Artificial; imitative.
Artful (a.) Using or exhibiting much art, skill, or contrivance; dexterous; skillful.
Artful (a.) Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
Arthen (a.) Same as
Artiad (a.) Even; not odd; -- said of elementary substances and of radicals the valence of which is divisible by two without a remainder.
Artist (n.) One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan.
Artist (n.) One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
Artist (n.) One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
Artist (n.) An artful person; a schemer.
Braced (imp. & p. p.) of Brace
Bracer (n.) That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
Bracer (n.) A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string; also, a brassart.
Bracer (n.) A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.
Bracky (a.) Brackish.
Bragly (adv.) In a manner to be bragged of; finely; proudly.
Brahma (n.) The One First Cause; also, one of the triad of Hindoo gods. The triad consists of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer.
Brahma (n.) A valuable variety of large, domestic fowl, peculiar in having the comb divided lengthwise into three parts, and the legs well feathered. There are two breeds, the dark or penciled, and the light; -- called also Brahmapootra.
Brainy (a.) Having an active or vigorous mind.
Braise (n.) Alt. of Braize
Braize (n.) A European marine fish (Pagrus vulgaris) allied to the American scup; the becker. The name is sometimes applied to the related species.
Braise (n.) Alt. of Braize
Braize (n.) Charcoal powder; breeze.
Braize (n.) Braised meat.
Braise (v. t.) To stew or broil in a covered kettle or pan.
Braize (n.) See Braise.
Bramin () Alt. of Braminic
Branch (n.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
Branch (n.) Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
Branch (n.) Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.
Branch (n.) One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.
Branch (n.) A
Branch (n.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
Branch (a.) Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock,
Branch (v. i.) To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.
Branch (v. i.) To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
Branch (v. t.) To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.
Branch (v. t.) To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.
Brandy (n.) A strong alcoholic liquor distilled from wine. The name is also given to spirit distilled from other liquors, and in the United States to that distilled from cider and peaches. In northern Europe, it is also applied to a spirit obtained from grain.
Branks (n.) A sort of bridle with wooden side pieces.
Branks (n.) A scolding bridle, an instrument formerly used for correcting scolding women. It was an iron frame surrounding the head and having a triangular piece entering the mouth of the scold.
Branny (a.) Having the appearance of bran; consisting of or containing bran.
Brasen (a.) Same as Brazen.
Brasse (n.) A spotted European fish of the genus Lucioperca, resembling a perch.
Brassy (a.) Of or pertaining to brass; having the nature, appearance, or hardness, of brass.
Brassy (a.) Impudent; impudently bold.
Braved (imp. & p. p.) of Brave
Brawny (a.) Having large, strong muscles; muscular; fleshy; strong.
Brayed (imp. & p. p.) of Bray
Brayer (n.) An implement for braying and spreading ink in hand printing.
Brayer (n.) One that brays like an ass.
Brazed (imp. & p. p.) of Braze
Brazen (a.) Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, brass.
Brazen (a.) Sounding harsh and loud, like resounding brass.
Brazen (a.) Impudent; immodest; shameless; having a front like brass; as, a brazen countenance.
Brazen (v. t.) To carry through impudently or shamelessly; as, to brazen the matter through.
Breach (n.) The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
Breach (n.) Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
Breach (n.) A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
Breach (n.) A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
Breach (n.) A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
Breach (n.) A bruise; a wound.
Breach (n.) A hernia; a rupture.
Breach (n.) A breaking out upon; an assault.
Breach (v. t.) To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.
Breach (v. i.) To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.
Broken (p. p.) of Break
Breast (n.) The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man or of a horse.
Breast (n.) Either one of the protuberant glands, situated on the front of the chest or thorax in the female of man and of some other mammalia, in which milk is secreted for the nourishment of the young; a mamma; a teat.
Breast (n.) Anything resembling the human breast, or bosom; the front or forward part of anything; as, a chimney breast; a plow breast; the breast of a hill.
Breast (n.) The face of a coal working.
Breast (n.) The front of a furnace.
Breast (n.) The seat of consciousness; the repository of thought and self-consciousness, or of secrets; the seat of the affections and passions; the heart.
Breast (n.) The power of singing; a musical voice; -- so called, probably, from the connection of the voice with the lungs, which lie within the breast.
Breast (v. t.) To meet, with the breast; to struggle with or oppose manfully; as, to breast the storm or waves.
Breath (n.) The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.
Breath (n.) The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
Breath (n.) The power of respiration, and hence, life.
Breath (n.) Time to breathe; respite; pause.
Breath (n.) A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
Breath (n.) Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
Breath (n.) A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
Breath (n.) A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
Breath (n.) Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
Breath (n.) Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.
Breede (n.) Breadth.
Breech (n.) The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.
Breech (n.) Breeches.
Breech (n.) The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.
Breech (n.) The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
Breech (v. t.) To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
Breech (v. t.) To cover as with breeches.
Breech (v. t.) To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
Breech (v. t.) To whip on the breech.
Breech (v. t.) To fasten with breeching.
Breeze (n.) Alt. of Breeze fly
Breeze (n.) A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.
Breeze (n.) An excited or ruffed state of feeling; a flurry of excitement; a disturbance; a quarrel; as, the discovery produced a breeze.
Breeze (n.) Refuse left in the process of making coke or burning charcoal.
Breeze (n.) Refuse coal, coal ashes, and cinders, used in the burning of bricks.
Breeze (v. i.) To blow gently.
Breezy (a.) Characterized by, or having, breezes; airy.
Breezy (a.) Fresh; brisk; full of life.
Bregma (n.) The point of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures of the skull.
Brehon (n.) An ancient Irish or Scotch judge.
Brenne (v. t. & i.) To burn.
Breast (n.) A torus.
Breste (v. t. & i.) To burst.
Breton (a.) Of or relating to Brittany, or Bretagne, in France.
Breton (n.) A native or inhabitant of Brittany, or Bretagne, in France; also, the ancient language of Brittany; Armorican.
Brevet (n.) A warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity. [French usage].
Brevet (n.) A commission giving an officer higher rank than that for which he receives pay; an honorary promotion of an officer.
Brevet (v. t.) To confer rank upon by brevet.
Brevet (a.) Taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a brevet commission.
Brewed (imp. & p. p.) of Brew
Brewer (n.) One who brews; one whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors.
Brewis (n.) Broth or pottage.
Brewis (n.) Bread soaked in broth, drippings of roast meat, milk, or water and butter.
Bribed (imp. & p. p.) of Bribe
Briber (n.) A thief.
Briber (n.) One who bribes, or pays for corrupt practices.
Briber (n.) That which bribes; a bribe.
Bricky (a.) Full of bricks; formed of bricks; resembling bricks or brick dust.
Bridal (n.) Of or pertaining to a bride, or to wedding; nuptial; as, bridal ornaments; a bridal outfit; a bridal chamber.
Bridal (n.) A nuptial festival or ceremony; a marriage.
Bridge (n.) A structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron, erected over a river or other water course, or over a chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank to the other.
Bridge (n.) Anything supported at the ends, which serves to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed.
Bridge (n.) The small arch or bar at right angles to the strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them and transmit their vibrations to the body of the instrument.
Bridge (n.) A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a bridge wall.
Bridge (v. t.) To build a bridge or bridges on or over; as, to bridge a river.
Bridge (v. t.) To open or make a passage, as by a bridge.
Bridge (v. t.) To find a way of getting over, as a difficulty; -- generally with over.
Bridle (n.) The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages.
Bridle (n.) A restraint; a curb; a check.
Bridle (n.) The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
Bridle (n.) A span of rope,
Bridle (n.) A mooring hawser.
Bridle (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
Bridle (v. t.) To restrain, guide, or govern, with, or as with, a bridle; to check, curb, or control; as, to bridle the passions; to bridle a muse.
Bridle (v. i.) To hold up the head, and draw in the chin, as an expression of pride, scorn, or resentment; to assume a lofty manner; -- usually with up.
Briery (a.) Full of briers; thorny.
Briery (n.) A place where briers grow.
Brigge (n.) A bridge.
Bright (v. i.) See Brite, v. i.
Bright (a.) Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.
Bright (a.) Transmitting light; clear; transparent.
Bright (a.) Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
Bright (a.) Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
Bright (a.) Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.
Bright (a.) Illustrious; glorious.
Bright (a.) Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
Bright (a.) Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.
Bright (n.) Splendor; brightness.
Bright (adv.) Brightly.
Brigue (n.) A cabal, intrigue, faction, contention, strife, or quarrel.
Brigue (n.) To contend for; to canvass; to solicit.
Brills (n. pl.) The hair on the eyelids of a horse.
Briony (n.) See Bryony.
Bright (v. t.) To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.
Briton (a.) British.
Briton (n.) A native of Great Britain.
Broach (n.) A spit.
Broach (n.) An awl; a bodkin; also, a wooden rod or pin, sharpened at each end, used by thatchers.
Broach (n.) A tool of steel, generally tapering, and of a polygonal form, with from four to eight cutting edges, for smoothing or enlarging holes in metal; sometimes made smooth or without edges, as for burnishing pivot holes in watches; a reamer. The broach for gun barrels is commonly square and without taper.
Broach (n.) A straight tool with file teeth, made of steel, to be pressed through irregular holes in metal that cannot be dressed by revolving tools; a drift.
Broach (n.) A broad chisel for stonecutting.
Broach (n.) A spire rising from a tower.
Broach (n.) A clasp for fastening a garment. See Brooch.
Broach (n.) A spitlike start, on the head of a young stag.
Broach (n.) The stick from which candle wicks are suspended for dipping.
Broach (n.) The pin in a lock which enters the barrel of the key.
Broach (n.) To spit; to pierce as with a spit.
Broach (n.) To tap; to pierce, as a cask, in order to draw the liquor. Hence: To let out; to shed, as blood.
Broach (n.) To open for the first time, as stores.
Broach (n.) To make public; to utter; to publish first; to put forth; to introduce as a topic of conversation.
Broach (n.) To cause to begin or break out.
Broach (n.) To shape roughly, as a block of stone, by chiseling with a coarse tool.
Broach (n.) To enlarge or dress (a hole), by using a broach.
Broche (a.) Woven with a figure; as, broche goods.
Broche (n.) See Broach, n.
Brogan (n.) A stout, coarse shoe; a brogue.
Brogue (n.) A stout, coarse shoe; a brogan.
Brogue (v. t.) A dialectic pronunciation; esp. the Irish manner of pronouncing English.
Broken (v. t.) Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.
Broken (v. t.) Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
Broken (v. t.) Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
Broken (v. t.) Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
Broken (v. t.) Subdued; humbled; contrite.
Broken (v. t.) Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
Broken (v. t.) Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.
Broken (v. t.) Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
Broken (v. t.) Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.
Broken (v. t.) Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.
Broker (v. t.) One who transacts business for another; an agent.
Broker (v. t.) An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own.
Broker (v. t.) A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
Broker (v. t.) A dealer in secondhand goods.
Broker (v. t.) A pimp or procurer.
Bromal (n.) An oily, colorless fluid, CBr3.COH, related to bromoform, as chloral is to chloroform, and obtained by the action of bromine on alcohol.
Bromic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, bromine; -- said of those compounds of bromine in which this element has a valence of five, or the next to its highest; as, bromic acid.
Bronco (n.) Same as Broncho.
Bronze (a.) An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal.
Bronze (a.) A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze.
Bronze (a.) A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze.
Bronze (a.) Boldness; impudence; "brass."
Bronze (n.) To give an appearance of bronze to, by a coating of bronze powder, or by other means; to make of the color of bronze; as, to bronze plaster casts; to bronze coins or medals.
Bronze (n.) To make hard or unfeeling; to brazen.
Bronzy (a.) Like bronze.
Brooch (n.) An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat.
Brooch (n.) A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting, or an India painting.
Brooch (imp. & p. p.) To adorn as with a brooch.
Broody (a.) Inc
Broomy (a.) Of or pertaining to broom; overgrowing with broom; resembling broom or a broom.
Brotel (a.) Brittle.
Browed (a.) Having (such) a brow; -- used in composition; as, dark-browed, stern-browed.
Browny (a.) Brown or, somewhat brown.
Browse (n.) The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food.
Browse (n.) To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees, shrubs, etc.; -- said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some other animals.
Browse (n.) To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
Browse (v. i.) To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer.
Browse (v. i.) To pasture; to feed; to nibble.
Bruang (n.) The Malayan sun bear.
Bruise (v. t.) To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
Bruise (v. t.) To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
Bruise (v. i.) To fight with the fists; to box.
Bruise (n.) An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.
Brumal (a.) Of or pertaining to winter.
Brushy (a.) Resembling a brush; shaggy; rough.
Brutal (a.) Of or pertaining to a brute; as, brutal nature.
Brutal (a.) Like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal manners.
Bryony (n.) The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of B. alba (rough or white bryony) and of B. dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic.
Crabby (a.) Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
Craber (n.) The water rat.
Crache (v.) To scratch.
Cradle (n.) A bed or cot for a baby, oscillating on rockers or swinging on pivots; hence, the place of origin, or in which anything is nurtured or protected in the earlier period of existence; as, a cradle of crime; the cradle of liberty.
Cradle (n.) Infancy, or very early life.
Cradle (n.) An implement consisting of a broad scythe for cutting grain, with a set of long fingers parallel to the scythe, designed to receive the grain, and to lay it evenly in a swath.
Cradle (n.) A tool used in mezzotint engraving, which, by a rocking motion, raises burrs on the surface of the plate, so preparing the ground.
Cradle (n.) A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inc
Cradle (n.) A case for a broken or dislocated limb.
Cradle (n.) A frame to keep the bedclothes from contact with the person.
Cradle (n.) A machine on rockers, used in washing out auriferous earth; -- also called a rocker.
Cradle (n.) A suspended scaffold used in shafts.
Cradle (n.) The ribbing for vaulted ceilings and arches intended to be covered with plaster.
Cradle (n.) The basket or apparatus in which, when a
Cradle (v. t.) To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking.
Cradle (v. t.) To nurse or train in infancy.
Cradle (v. t.) To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
Cradle (v. t.) To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.
Cradle (v. i.) To lie or lodge, as in a cradle.
Crafty (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
Crafty (a.) Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful.
Crafty (a.) Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
Craggy (a.) Full of crags; rugged with projecting points of rocks; as, the craggy side of a mountain.
Craker (n.) One who boasts; a braggart.
Crambo (a.) A game in which one person gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme.
Crambo (a.) A word rhyming with another word.
Crampy () Affected with cramp.
Crampy () Productive of, or abounding in, cramps.
Cranch (v. t.) See Craunch.
Craned (imp. & p. p.) of Crane
Crania (n.) A genus of living Brachiopoda; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the cranium or skull.
Crania (pl. ) of Cranium
Cranky (a.) Full of spirit; crank.
Cranky (a.) Addicted to crotchets and whims; unreasonable in opinions; crotchety.
Cranky (a.) Unsteady; easy to upset; crank.
Cranny (n.) A small, narrow opening, fissure, crevice, or chink, as in a wall, or other substance.
Cranny (n.) A tool for forming the necks of bottles, etc.
Cranny (v. i.) To crack into, or become full of, crannies.
Cranny (v. i.) To haunt, or enter by, crannies.
Cranny (a.) Quick; giddy; thoughtless.
Crants (n.) A garland carried before the bier of a maiden.
Craped (imp. & p. p.) of Crape
Crasis (n.) A mixture of constituents, as of the blood; constitution; temperament.
Crasis (n.) A contraction of two vowels (as the final and initial vowels of united words) into one long vowel, or into a diphthong; synaeresis; as, cogo for coago.
Cratch (n.) A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack.
Crated (imp. & p. p.) of Crate
Crater (n.) The basinlike opening or mouth of a volcano, through which the chief eruption comes; similarly, the mouth of a geyser, about which a cone of silica is often built up.
Crater (n.) The pit left by the explosion of a mine.
Crater (n.) A constellation of the southen hemisphere; -- called also the Cup.
Cravat (n.) A neckcloth; a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn by men about the neck.
Craved (imp. & p. p.) of Crave
Craven (a.) Cowardly; fainthearted; spiritless.
Craven (n.) A recreant; a coward; a weak-hearted, spiritless fellow. See Recreant, n.
Craven (v. t.) To make recreant, weak, spiritless, or cowardly.
Craver (n.) One who craves or begs.
Crawly (a.) Creepy.
Crayer (n.) See Crare.
Crayon (n.) An implement for drawing, made of clay and plumbago, or of some preparation of chalk, usually sold in small prisms or cylinders.
Crayon (n.) A crayon drawing.
Crayon (n.) A pencil of carbon used in producing electric light.
Crayon (v. t.) To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.
Crazed (imp. & p. p.) of Craze
Creamy (a.) Full of, or containing, cream; resembling cream, in nature, appearance, or taste; creamlike; unctuous.
Creant (a.) Creative; formative.
Crease (n.) See Creese.
Crease (n.) A
Crease (n.) One of the
Crease (v. t.) To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creasy (a.) Full of creases.
Create (a.) Created; composed; begotten.
Create (v. t.) To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist.
Create (v. t.) To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew.
Create (v. t.) To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer.
Cretor (n.) One who creates, produces, or constitutes. Specifically, the Supreme Being.
Creaze (n.) The tin ore which collects in the central part of the washing pit or buddle.
Cr/che (n.) A public nursery, where the young children of poor women are cared for during the day, while their mothers are at work.
Credit (n.) Reliance on the truth of something said or done; belief; faith; trust; confidence.
Credit (n.) Reputation derived from the confidence of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation.
Credit (n.) A ground of, or title to, belief or confidence; authority derived from character or reputation.
Credit (n.) That which tends to procure, or add to, reputation or esteem; an honor.
Credit (n.) Influence derived from the good opinion, confidence, or favor of others; interest.
Credit (n.) Trust given or received; expectation of future playment for property transferred, or of fulfillment or promises given; mercantile reputation entitling one to be trusted; -- applied to individuals, corporations, communities, or nations; as, to buy goods on credit.
Credit (n.) The time given for payment for lands or goods sold on trust; as, a long credit or a short credit.
Credit (n.) The side of an account on which are entered all items reckoned as values received from the party or the category named at the head of the account; also, any one, or the sum, of these items; -- the opposite of debit; as, this sum is carried to one's credit, and that to his debit; A has several credits on the books of B.
Credit (v. t.) To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
Credit (v. t.) To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
Credit (v. t.) To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.
Creeks (n. pl.) A tribe or confederacy of North American Indians, including the Muskogees, Seminoles, Uchees, and other subordinate tribes. They formerly inhabited Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
Creeky (a.) Containing, or abounding in, creeks; characterized by creeks; like a creek; winding.
Creepy (a.) Crawly; having or producing a sensation like that caused by insects creeping on the skin.
Creese (n.) A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a serpentine blade.
Cremor (n.) Cream; a substance resembling cream; yeast; scum.
Crenel (n.) See Crenelle.
Crenel (n.) An embrasure or indentation in a battlement; a loophole in a fortress; an indentation; a notch. See Merlon, and Illust. of Battlement.
Crenel (n.) Same as Crenature.
Creole (n.) One born of European parents in the American colonies of France or Spain or in the States which were once such colonies, esp. a person of French or Spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of Louisiana, or one of the States adjoining, bordering on the Gulf of of Mexico.
Creole (a.) Of or pertaining to a Creole or the Creoles.
Crepon (n.) A thin stuff made of the finest wool or silk, or of wool and silk.
Cresol (n.) Any one of three metameric substances, CH3.C6H4.OH, homologous with and resembling phenol. They are obtained from coal tar and wood tar, and are colorless, oily liquids or solids. [Called also cresylic acid.]
Cressy (a.) Abounding in cresses.
Cretan (a.) Pertaining to Crete, or Candia.
Cretan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Crete or Candia.
Cretic (n.) A poetic foot, composed of one short syllable between two long ones (- / -).
Cretin (n.) One afflicted with cretinism.
Crevet (n.) A crucible or melting pot; a cruset.
Crevis (n.) The crawfish.
Crewel (n.) Worsted yarn,, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
Crewet (n.) See Cruet.
Criber (n.) Alt. of Crib-biter
Crimpy (a.) Having a crimped appearance; frizzly; as, the crimpy wool of the Saxony sheep.
Crinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the hair.
Crined (a.) Having the hair of a different tincture from the rest of the body; as, a charge crined of a red tincture.
Crinel (n.) Alt. of Crinet
Crinet (n.) A very fine, hairlike feather.
Crnged (imp. & p. p.) of Cringe
Cringe (v. t.) To draw one's self together as in fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to wince; hence; to make court in a degrading manner; to fawn.
Cringe (v. t.) To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort.
Cringe (n.) Servile civility; fawning; a shrinking or bowing, as in fear or servility.
Crinum (n.) A genus of bulbous plants, of the order Amaryllidace/, cultivated as greenhouse plants on account of their beauty.
Crises (pl. ) of Crisis
Crisis (n.) The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point.
Crisis (n.) That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.
Crispy (a.) Formed into short, close ringlets; frizzed; crisp; as, crispy locks.
Crispy (a.) Crisp; brittle; as, a crispy pie crust.
Crissa (pl. ) of Crissum
Critic (n.) One skilled in judging of the merits of literary or artistic works; a connoisseur; an adept; hence, one who examines literary or artistic works, etc., and passes judgment upon them; a reviewer.
Critic (n.) One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
Critic (n.) The art of criticism.
Critic (n.) An act of criticism; a critique.
Critic (a.) Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical.
Critic (v. i.) To criticise; to play the critic.
Croche (n.) A little bud or knob at the top of a deer's antler.
Crocin (n.) The coloring matter of Chinese yellow pods, the fruit of Gardenia grandiflora.
Crocin (n.) A red powder (called also polychroite), which is made from the saffron (Crocus sativus). See Polychroite.
Crocky (a.) Smutty.
Crocus (n.) A genus of iridaceous plants, with pretty blossoms rising separately from the bulb or corm. C. vernus is one of the earliest of spring-blooming flowers; C. sativus produces the saffron, and blossoms in the autumn.
Crocus (n.) A deep yellow powder; the oxide of some metal calcined to a red or deep yellow color; esp., the oxide of iron (Crocus of Mars or colcothar) thus produced from salts of iron, and used as a polishing powder.
Croise (n.) A pilgrim bearing or wearing a cross.
Croise (n.) A crusader.
Croker (n.) A cultivator of saffron; a dealer in saffron.
Cronel (n.) The iron head of a tilting spear.
Cronet (n.) The coronet of a horse.
Crotch (n.) The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree.
Crotch (n.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also crane and crutch.
Croton (n.) A genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries.
Crouch (v. i.) To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear.
Crouch (v. i.) To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
Crouch (v. t.) To sign with the cross; to bless.
Crouch (v. t.) To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
Crouke (n.) A crock; a jar.
Croupy (a.) Of or pertaining to croup; resembling or indicating croup; as, a croupy cough.
Crouse (a.) Brisk; lively; bold; self-complacent.
Crowed () of Crow
Crowed (p. p.) of Crow
Crowdy (n.) A thick gruel of oatmeal and milk or water; food of the porridge kind.
Crowth (n.) An ancient musical instrument. See 4th Crowd.
Crudle (v. i.) See Cruddle.
Cruels (n. pl.) Glandular scrofulous swellings in the neck.
Cruise (n.) See Cruse, a small bottle.
Cruise (v. i.) To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the potection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder, or for pleasure.
Cruise (v. i.) To wander hither and thither on land.
Cruise (n.) A voyage made in various directions, as of an armed vessel, for the protection of other vessels, or in search of an enemy; a sailing to and fro, as for exploration or for pleasure.
Cruive (n.) A kind of weir or dam for trapping salmon; also, a hovel.
Crummy (a.) Full of crumb or crumbs.
Crummy (a.) Soft, as the crumb of bread is; not crusty.
Crumpy (a.) Brittle; crisp.
Crunch (v. i.) To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
Crunch (v. i.) To grind or press with violence and noise.
Crunch (v. i.) To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
Crunch (v. t.) To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.
Crural (a.) Of or pertaining to the thigh or leg, or to any of the parts called crura; as, the crural arteries; crural arch; crural canal; crural ring.
Cruset (n.) A goldsmith's crucible or melting pot.
Crusta (n.) A crust or shell.
Crusta (n.) A gem engraved, or a plate embossed in low relief, for inlaying a vase or other object.
Crusty (a.) Having the nature of crust; pertaining to a hard covering; as, a crusty coat; a crusty surface or substance.
Crusty (a.) Having a hard exterior, or a short, rough manner, though kind at heart; snappish; peevish; surly.
Crutch (n.) A staff with a crosspiece at the head, to be placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm in walking.
Crutch (n.) A form of pommel for a woman's saddle, consisting of a forked rest to hold the leg of the rider.
Crutch (n.) A knee, or piece of knee timber
Crutch (n.) A forked stanchion or post; a crotch. See Crotch.
Crutch (v. t.) To support on crutches; to prop up.
Cruxes (pl. ) of Crux
Cruces (pl. ) of Crux
Crying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cry
Crying (a.) Calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous; as, a crying evil.
Drachm (n.) A drachma.
Drachm (n.) Same as Dram.
Dracin (n.) See Draconin.
Dradde (imp.) of Dread.
Dradge (n.) Inferior ore, separated from the better by cobbing.
Draffy (a.) Dreggy; waste; worthless.
Dragon (n.) A fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious.
Dragon (n.) A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman.
Dragon (n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco.
Dragon (n.) A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent.
Dragon (n.) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.
Dragon (n.) A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.
Dragon (n.) A variety of carrier pigeon.
Dragon (n.) A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms.
Draine (n.) The missel thrush.
Draped (imp. & p. p.) of Drape
Draper (n.) One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor.
Drapet (n.) Cloth.
Drasty (a.) Filthy; worthless.
Draugh (n.) See Draft.
Drawee (n.) The person on whom an order or bill of exchange is drawn; -- the correlative of drawer.
Drawer (n.) One who, or that which, draws
Drawer (n.) One who draws liquor for guests; a waiter in a taproom.
Drawer (n.) One who de
Drawer (n.) One who draws a bill of exchange or order for payment; -- the correlative of drawee.
Drawer (n.) That which is drawn
Drawer (n.) A sliding box or receptacle in a case, which is opened by pulling or drawing out, and closed by pushing in.
Drawer (n.) An under-garment worn on the lower limbs.
Drazel (n.) A slut; a vagabond wench. Same as Drossel.
Dreamt () of Dream
Dreamy (superl.) Abounding in dreams or given to dreaming; appropriate to, or like, dreams; visionary.
Dreary (superl.) Sorrowful; distressful.
Dreary (superl.) Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy.
Dredge (n.) Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. (b) A dredging machine. (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
Dredge (n.) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
Dredge (v. t.) To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging machine.
Dredge (n.) A mixture of oats and barley.
Dredge (v. t.) To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
Dreggy (a.) Containing dregs or lees; muddy; foul; feculent.
Dreint () p. p. of Drench to drown.
Drench (v. t.) To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. to purge violently by physic.
Drench (v. t.) To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse.
Drench (v. t.) A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.
Drench (n.) A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.
Dressy (a.) Showy in dress; attentive to dress.
Dretch (v. t. & i.) See Drecche.
Drevil (n.) A fool; a drudge. See Drivel.
Dreynt () p. p., of Drench to drown.
Driest (superl.) of Dry, a.
Drifty (a.) Full of drifts; tending to form drifts, as snow, and the like.
Drimys (n.) A genus of magnoliaceous trees. Drimys aromatica furnishes Winter's bark.
Driven (p. p.) of Drive
Drivel (v. i.) To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot, or dotard.
Drivel (v. i.) To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero; driveling love.
Drivel (n.) Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.
Drivel (n.) Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.
Drivel (n.) A driveler; a fool; an idiot.
Drivel (n.) A servant; a drudge.
Driven (p. p.) of Drive. Also adj.
Driver (n.) One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.
Driver (n.) The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.
Driver (n.) An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.
Driver (n.) A part that transmits motion to another part by contact with it, or through an intermediate relatively movable part, as a gear which drives another, or a lever which moves another through a link, etc. Specifically:
Driver (n.) The driving wheel of a locomotive.
Driver (n.) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier.
Driver (n.) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.
Driver (n.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.
Drogue (n.) See Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n.
Dromon () In the Middle Ages, a large, fast-sailing galley, or cutter; a large, swift war vessel.
Droned (imp. & p. p.) of Drone
Drongo (n.) A passerine bird of the family Dicruridae. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; -- called also drongo shrikes.
Dronte (n.) The dodo.
Dropsy (n.) An unnatural collection of serous fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
Drosky (n.) A low, four-wheeled, open carriage, used in Russia, consisting of a kind of long, narrow bench, on which the passengers ride as on a saddle, with their feet reaching nearly to the ground. Other kinds of vehicles are now so called, esp. a kind of victoria drawn by one or two horses, and used as a public carriage in German cities.
Drossy (superl.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless.
Drough (imp.) of Draw.
Droumy (a.) Troubled; muddy.
Drouth (n.) Same as Drought.
Droven (p. p.) of Drive.
Drover (n.) One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who makes it his business to purchase cattle, and drive them to market.
Drover (n.) A boat driven by the tide.
Drowse (v. i.) To sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy with sleepiness; to doze.
Drowse (v. t.) To make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make dull or stupid.
Drowse (n.) A slight or imperfect sleep; a doze.
Drowsy (superl.) Inc
Drowsy (superl.) Disposing to sleep; lulling; soporific.
Drowsy (superl.) Dull; stupid.
Drowth (n.) See Drought.
Droyle (v. i.) See Droil.
Drudge (v. i.) To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.
Drudge (v. t.) To consume laboriously; -- with away.
Drudge (n.) One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.
Druery (n.) Courtship; gallantry; love; an object of love.
Drumly (a.) Turbid; muddy.
Drupal (a.) Drupaceous.
Drupel (n.) Alt. of Drupelet
Drused (a.) Covered with a large number of minute crystals.
Druxey (a.) Alt. of Druxy
Drying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dry
Drying (a.) Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind or day; a drying room.
Drying (a.) Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.
Erased (imp. & p. p.) of Erase
Erased (p. pr. & a.) Rubbed or scraped out; effaced; obliterated.
Erased (p. pr. & a.) Represented with jagged and uneven edges, as is torn off; -- used esp. of the head or limb of a beast. Cf. Couped.
Eraser (n.) One who, or that which, erases; esp., a sharp instrument or a piece of rubber used to erase writings, drawings, etc.
Erbium (n.) A rare metallic element associated with several other rare elements in the mineral gadolinite from Ytterby in Sweden. Symbol Er. Atomic weight 165.9. Its salts are rose-colored and give characteristic spectra. Its sesquioxide is called erbia.
Erebus (n.) A place of nether darkness, being the gloomy space through which the souls passed to Hades. See Milton's "Paradise Lost," Book II.,
Erebus (n.) The son of Chaos and brother of Nox, who dwelt in Erebus.
Eriach (n.) Alt. of Eric
Eringo (n.) The sea holly. See Eryngo.
Erinys (n.) An avenging deity; one of the Furies; sometimes, conscience personified.
Ermine (n.) A valuable fur-bearing animal of the genus Mustela (M. erminea), allied to the weasel; the stoat. It is found in the northern parts of Asia, Europe, and America. In summer it is brown, but in winter it becomes white, except the tip of the tail, which is always black.
Ermine (n.) The fur of the ermine, as prepared for ornamenting garments of royalty, etc., by having the tips of the tails, which are black, arranged at regular intervals throughout the white.
Ermine (n.) By metonymy, the office or functions of a judge, whose state robe,
Ermine (n.) One of the furs. See Fur (Her.)
Ermine (v. t.) To clothe with, or as with, ermine.
Ernest (n.) See Earnest.
Eroded (imp. & p. p.) of Erode
Eroded (p. p. & a.) Eaten away; gnawed; irregular, as if eaten or worn away.
Eroded (p. p. & a.) Having the edge worn away so as to be jagged or irregularly toothed.
Erotic (a.) Alt. of Erotical
Erotic (n.) An amorous composition or poem.
Erring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Err
Errand (n.) A special business intrusted to a messenger; something to be told or done by one sent somewhere for the purpose; often, a verbal message; a commission; as, the servant was sent on an errand; to do an errand. Also, one's purpose in going anywhere.
Errant (a.) Wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving.
Errant (a.) Notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant.
Errant (a.) Journeying; itinerant; -- formerly applied to judges who went on circuit and to bailiffs at large.
Errant (n.) One who wanders about.
Errata (n. pl.) See Erratum.
Errata (pl. ) of Erratum
Erucae (pl. ) of Eruca
Erucic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a genus of cruciferous Mediterranean herbs (Eruca or Brassica); as, erucic acid, a fatty acid resembling oleic acid, and found in colza oil, mustard oil, etc.
Eryngo (n.) A plant of the genus Eryngium.
Fraena (pl. ) of Frenum
Frenum (n.) A connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain any part; as, the fraenum of the tongue.
Fragor (n.) A loud and sudden sound; the report of anything bursting; a crash.
Fragor (n.) A strong or sweet scent.
Fraise (n.) A large and thick pancake, with slices of bacon in it.
Fraise (n.) A defense consisting of pointed stakes driven into the ramparts in a horizontal or inc
Fraise (n.) A fluted reamer for enlarging holes in stone; a small milling cutter.
Fraise (v. t.) To protect, as a
Fraken (n.) A freckle.
Framed (imp. & p. p.) of Frame
Framer (n.) One who frames; as, the framer of a building; the framers of the Constitution.
Frater (n.) A monk; also, a frater house.
Fraxin (n.) A colorless crystal
Frayed (imp. & p. p.) of Fray
Freely (adv.) In a free manner; without restraint or compulsion; abundantly; gratuitously.
Freeze (n.) A frieze.
Frozen (p. p.) of Freeze
Freeze (v. i.) To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body.
Freeze (v. i.) To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins.
Freeze (v. t.) To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat.
Freeze (v. t.) To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
Freeze (n.) The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed.
Frelte (n.) Frailty.
Fremed (a.) Strange; foreign.
French (a.) Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
French (n.) The language spoken in France.
French (n.) Collectively, the people of France.
Frenum (n.) A cheek stripe of color.
Frenum (n.) Same as Fraenum.
Frenzy (n.) Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage.
Frenzy (a.) Mad; frantic.
Frenzy (v. t.) To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness
Fresco (a.) A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
Fresco (a.) The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
Fresco (a.) In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.
Fresco (a.) A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b.
Fresco (v. t.) To paint in fresco, as walls.
Fretty (a.) Adorned with fretwork.
Fretum (n.) A strait, or arm of the sea.
Friary (n.) Like a friar; pertaining to friars or to a convent.
Friary (n.) A monastery; a convent of friars.
Friary (n.) The institution or praactices of friars.
Frible (a.) Frivolous; trifling; sily.
Friday (n.) The sixth day of the week, following Thursday and preceding Saturday.
Fridge (n.) To rub; to fray.
Friend (n.) One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.
Friend (n.) One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.
Friend (n.) One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.
Friend (n.) One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.
Friend (n.) A paramour of either sex.
Friend (v. t.) To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.
Friese (n.) Same as Friesic, n.
Frieze (n.) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
Frieze (n.) Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See Illust. of Column.
Frieze (n.) A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
Frieze (v. t.) To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.
Frigga (n.) The wife of Odin and mother of the gods; the supreme goddess; the Juno of the Valhalla. Cf. Freya.
Fright (n.) A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
Fright (n.) Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.
Fright (n.) To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare.
Frigid (a.) Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature; as, a frigid climate.
Frigid (a.) Wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, fire, vivacity, etc.; unfeeling; forbidding in manner; dull and unanimated; stiff and formal; as, a frigid constitution; a frigid style; a frigid look or manner; frigid obedience or service.
Frigid (a.) Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent.
Fringe (n.) An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends, twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose threads of wool, silk, or
Fringe (n.) Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a
Fringe (n.) One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; -- called also interference fringe.
Fringe (n.) The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.
Fringe (v. t.) To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.
Fringy (a.) Aborned with fringes.
Frisky (a.) Inc
Frithy (a.) Woody.
Frizel (a.) A movable furrowed piece of steel struck by the flint, to throw sparks into the pan, in an early form of flintlock.
Frizzy (a.) Curled or crisped; as, frizzly, hair.
Froggy (a.) Abounding in frogs.
Froise (n.) A kind of pancake. See 1st Fraise.
Frolic (a.) Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.
Frolic (n.) A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.
Frolic (n.) A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in dancing; a merrymaking.
Frolic (v. i.) To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.
Fronde (n.) A political party in France, during the minority of Louis XIV., who opposed the government, and made war upon the court party.
Frosty (a.) Attended with, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing; as, a frosty night.
Frosty (a.) Covered with frost; as, the grass is frosty.
Frosty (a.) Chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage.
Frosty (a.) Appearing as if covered with hoarfrost; white; gray-haired; as, a frosty head.
Frothy (superl.) Full of foam or froth, or consisting of froth or light bubbles; spumous; foamy.
Frothy (superl.) Not firm or solid; soft; unstable.
Frothy (superl.) Of the nature of froth; light; empty; unsubstantial; as, a frothy speaker or harangue.
Frouzy (a.) Fetid, musty; rank; disordered and offensive to the smell or sight; slovenly; dingy. See Frowzy.
Frower (n.) A tool. See 2d Frow.
Frowey (a.) Working smoothly, or without splitting; -- said of timber.
Frowny (a.) Frowning; scowling.
Frowzy (a.) Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy.
Frozen (a.) Congealed with cold; affected by freezing; as, a frozen brook.
Frozen (a.) Subject to frost, or to long and severe cold; chilly; as, the frozen north; the frozen zones.
Frozen (a.) Cold-hearted; unsympathetic; unyielding.
Frugal (n.) Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
Frugal (n.) Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.
Frusta (pl. ) of Frustum
Frutex (n.) A plant having a woody, durable stem, but less than a tree; a shrub.
Frying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fry
Frying (n.) The process denoted by the verb fry.
Graced (imp. & p. p.) of Grace
Graced (a.) Endowed with grace; beautiful; full of graces; honorable.
Graded (imp. & p. p.) of Grade
Grader (n.) One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done or facilitated.
Gradin (n.) Alt. of Gradine
Gradus (n.) A dictionary of prosody, designed as an aid in writing Greek or Latin poetry.
Grains (n. pl.) See 5th Grain, n., 2 (b).
Grains (n.) Pigeon's dung used in tanning. See Grainer. n., 1.
Grainy (a.) Resembling grains; granular.
Graith (v. t.) See Greith.
Graith (n.) Furniture; apparatus or accouterments for work, traveling, war, etc.
Grakle (n.) See Grackle.
Gramme (n.) The unit of weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See Grain, n., 4.
Gramme (n.) Same as Gram the weight.
Grange (n.) A building for storing grain; a granary.
Grange (n.) A farmhouse, with the barns and other buildings for farming purposes.
Grange (n.) A farmhouse of a monastery, where the rents and tithes, paid in grain, were deposited.
Grange (n.) A farm; generally, a farm with a house at a distance from neighbors.
Grange (n.) An association of farmers, designed to further their interests, aud particularly to bring producers and consumers, farmers and manufacturers, into direct commercial relations, without intervention of middlemen or traders. The first grange was organized in 1867.
Granny (n.) A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman.
Grassy (a.) Covered with grass; abounding with grass; as, a grassy lawn.
Grassy (a.) Resembling grass; green.
Grated (imp. & p. p.) of Grate
Grated (a.) Furnished with a grate or grating; as, grated windows.
Grater (a.) One who, or that which, grates; especially, an instrument or utensil with a rough, indented surface, for rubbing off small particles of any substance; as a grater for nutmegs.
Gratis (adv.) For nothing; without fee or recompense; freely; gratuitously.
Graunt (v. & n.) See Grant.
Graved (imp.) of Grave
Graven (p. p.) of Grave
Graved () of Grave
Gravel (n.) Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand.
Gravel (n.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.
Gravel (v. t.) To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
Gravel (v. t.) To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
Gravel (v. t.) To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.
Gravel (v. t.) To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.
Graven (v. t.) Carved.
Graver (n.) One who graves; an engraver or a sculptor; one whose occupation is te cut letters or figures in stone or other hard material.
Graver (n.) An ergraving or cutting tool; a burin.
Graves (n. pl.) The sediment of melted tallow. Same as Greaves.
Gravic (a.) Pertaining to, or causing, gravitation; as, gravic forces; gravic attraction.
Gravid (a.) Being with child; heavy with young; pregnant; fruitful; as, a gravid uterus; gravid piety.
Grazed (imp. & p. p.) of Graze
Grazer (n.) One that grazes; a creature which feeds on growing grass or herbage.
Grease (n.) Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
Grease (n.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences.
Grease (v. t.) To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
Grease (v. t.) To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
Grease (v. t.) To cheat or cozen; to overreach.
Grease (v. t.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
Greasy (superl.) Composed of, or characterized by, grease; oily; unctuous; as, a greasy dish.
Greasy (superl.) Smeared or defiled with grease.
Greasy (superl.) Like grease or oil; smooth; seemingly unctuous to the touch, as is mineral soapstone.
Greasy (superl.) Fat of body; bulky.
Greasy (superl.) Gross; indelicate; indecent.
Greasy (superl.) Affected with the disease called grease; as, the heels of a horse. See Grease, n., 2.
Greave (n.) A grove.
Greave (n.) Armor for the leg below the knee; -- usually in the plural.
Greave (v. t.) To clean (a ship's bottom); to grave.
Greece (pl. ) of Gree
Greece (n. pl.) See Gree a step.
Greedy (superl.) Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey.
Greedy (superl.) Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.
Greeve (n.) See Grieve, an overseer.
Greeze (n.) A step. See Gree, a step.
Gregal (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a flock.
Gregge (v. t.) To make heavy; to increase.
Greith (v. t.) To make ready; -- often used reflexively.
Greith (v.) Goods; furniture.
Gretto () imp. of Greet, to salute.
Grided (imp. & p. p.) of Gride
Griego (n.) See Greggoe.
Grieve (n.) Alt. of Greeve
Greeve (n.) A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a manorial bailiff.
Grieve (v. t.) To occasion grief to; to wound the sensibilities of; to make sorrowful; to cause to suffer; to afflict; to hurt; to try.
Grieve (v. t.) To sorrow over; as, to grieve one's fate.
Grieve (v. i.) To feel grief; to be in pain of mind on account of an evil; to sorrow; to mourn; -- often followed by at, for, or over.
Griffe (n.) The offspring of a mulatto woman and a negro; also, a mulatto.
Grille (v. t.) A lattice or grating.
Grilly (v. t.) To broil; to grill; hence, To harass.
Grilse (n.) A young salmon after its first return from the sea.
Grimly (a.) Grim; hideous; stern.
Grimly (adv.) In a grim manner; fiercely.
Grimme (n.) A West African antelope (Cephalophus rufilotus) of a deep bay color, with a broad dorsal stripe of black; -- called also conquetoon.
Ground (imp. & p. p.) of Grind
Grinte () imp. of Grin, v. i., 1.
Griped (imp. & p. p.) of Gripe
Griper (a.) One who gripes; an oppressor; an extortioner.
Griman (n.) The man who manipulates a grip.
Grippe (n.) The influenza or epidemic catarrh.
Grisly (a.) Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh; as, grisly locks; a grisly specter.
Grison (n.) A South American animal of the family Mustelidae (Galictis vittata). It is about two feet long, exclusive of the tail. Its under parts are black. Also called South American glutton.
Grison (n.) A South American monkey (Lagothrix infumatus), said to be gluttonous.
Gritty (a.) Containing sand or grit; consisting of grit; caused by grit; full of hard particles.
Gritty (a.) Spirited; resolute; unyielding.
Grivet (n.) A monkey of the upper Nile and Abyssinia (Cercopithecus griseo-viridis), having the upper parts dull green, the lower parts white, the hands, ears, and face black. It was known to the ancient Egyptians. Called also tota.
Groats (n. pl.) Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.
Grocer (n.) A trader who deals in tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities.
Groggy (a.) Overcome with grog; tipsy; unsteady on the legs.
Groggy (a.) Weakened in a fight so as to stagger; -- said of pugilists.
Groggy (a.) Moving in a hobbling manner, owing to ten der feet; -- said of a horse.
Gromet (n.) Same as Grommet.
Gronte () obs. imp. of Groan.
Groove (n.) A furrow, channel, or long hollow, such as may be formed by cutting, molding, grinding, the wearing force of flowing water, or constant travel; a depressed way; a worn path; a rut.
Groove (n.) Hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine.
Groove (n.) A shaft or excavation.
Groove (v. t.) To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.
Groped (imp. & p. p.) of Grope
Groper (n.) One who gropes; one who feels his way in the dark, or searches by feeling.
Grotto (n.) A natural covered opening in the earth; a cave; also, an artificial recess, cave, or cavernlike apartment.
Ground (n.) The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.
Ground (n.) A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.
Ground (n.) Any definite portion of the earth's surface; region; territory; country. Hence: A territory appropriated to, or resorted to, for a particular purpose; the field or place of action; as, a hunting or fishing ground; a play ground.
Ground (n.) Land; estate; possession; field; esp. (pl.), the gardens, lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the estate are well kept.
Ground (n.) The basis on which anything rests; foundation. Hence: The foundation of knowledge, belief, or conviction; a premise, reason, or datum; ultimate or first principle; cause of existence or occurrence; originating force or agency; as, the ground of my hope.
Ground (n.) That surface upon which the figures of a composition are set, and which relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint or of tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson Bowers on a white ground.
Ground (n.) In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
Ground (n.) In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied; as, Brussels ground. See Brussels lace, under Brussels.
Ground (n.) A gummy composition spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
Ground (n.) One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, etc., are attached; -- usually in the plural.
Ground (n.) A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
Ground (n.) The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
Ground (n.) A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth is made part of an electrical circuit.
Ground (n.) Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds.
Ground (n.) The pit of a theater.
Ground (v. t.) To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
Ground (v. t.) To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
Ground (v. t.) To instruct in elements or first principles.
Ground (v. t.) To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.
Ground (v. t.) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching (see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
Ground (v. i.) To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.
Ground () imp. & p. p. of Grind.
Grouse (n. sing. & pl.) Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family Tetraonidae, and subfamily Tetraoninae, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. They have plump bodies, strong, well-feathered legs, and usually mottled plumage. The group includes the ptarmigans (Lagopus), having feathered feet.
Grouse (v. i.) To seek or shoot grouse.
Grouse (v. i.) To complain or grumble.
Grouty (a.) Cross; sulky; sullen.
Grovel (adv.) To creep on the earth, or with the face to the ground; to lie prone, or move uneasily with the body prostrate on the earth; to lie fiat on one's belly, expressive of abjectness; to crawl.
Grovel (adv.) To tend toward, or delight in, what is sensual or base; to be low, abject, or mean.
Grown (p. p.) of Grow
Growan (n.) A decomposed granite, forming a mass of gravel, as in tin lodes in Cornwall.
Grower (n.) One who grows or produces; as, a grower of corn; also, that which grows or increases; as, a vine may be a rank or a slow grower.
Growse (v. i.) To shiver; to have chills.
Growth (n.) The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth.
Growth (n.) That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result.
Groyne (n.) See Groin.
Grubby (a.) Dirty; unclean.
Grubby (n.) Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.
Grudge (v. t.) To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; -- followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.
Grudge (v. t.) To hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
Grudge (v. i.) To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
Grudge (v. i.) To feel compunction or grief.
Grudge (n.) Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.
Grudge (n.) Slight symptom of disease.
Grumpy (a.) Surly; dissatisfied; grouty.
Grutch (v.) See Grudge.
Gryfon (n.) See Griffin.
Iranic (a.) Iranian.
Ireful (a.) Full of ire; angry; wroth.
Irenic (a.) Alt. of Irenical
Iridal (a.) Of or pertaining to the iris or rainbow; prismatic; as, the iridal colors.
Iridic (a.) Of or pertaining to the iris of the eye.
Iridic (a.) Of or pertaining to iridium; -- said specifically of those compounds in which iridium has a relatively high valence.
Irises (pl. ) of Iris
Irides (pl. ) of Iris
Irised (a.) Having colors like those of the rainbow; iridescent.
Iritis (n.) An inflammation of the iris of the eye.
Ironed (imp. & p. p.) of Iron
Ironer (n.) One who, or that which, irons.
Ironic (a.) Ironical.
Kraken (n.) A fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immense octopus.
Orache (n.) A genus (Atriplex) of herbs or low shrubs of the Goosefoot family, most of them with a mealy surface.
Oracle (n.) The answer of a god, or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry respecting some affair or future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle.
Oracle (n.) Hence: The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given.
Oracle (n.) The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures -- usually in the plural.
Oracle (n.) The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself.
Oracle (n.) One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet.
Oracle (n.) Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle.
Oracle (n.) A wise sentence or decision of great authority.
Oracle (v. i.) To utter oracles.
Orally (adv.) In an oral manner.
Orally (adv.) By, with, or in, the mouth; as, to receive the sacrament orally.
Orange (n.) The fruit of a tree of the genus Citrus (C. Aurantium). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe.
Orange (n.) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.
Orange (n.) The color of an orange; reddish yellow.
Orange (a.) Of or pertaining to an orange; of the color of an orange; reddish yellow; as, an orange ribbon.
Orator (n.) A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a public speaker; one who is eloquent.
Orator (n.) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner.
Orator (n.) A plaintiff, or complainant, in a bill in chancery.
Orator (n.) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; -- called also public orator.
Orbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Orb
Orbate (a.) Bereaved; fatherless; childless.
Orbity (n.) Orbation.
Orcein (n.) A reddish brown amorphous dyestuff, /, obtained from orcin, and forming the essential coloring matter of cudbear and archil. It is closely related to litmus.
Orchal (n.) See Archil.
Orchel (n.) Archil.
Orchid (n.) Any plant of the order Orchidaceae. See Orchidaceous.
Orchil (n.) See Archil.
Orchis (n.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They are perennial herbs growing from a tuber (beside which is usually found the last year's tuber also), and are valued for their showy flowers. See Orchidaceous.
Orchis (n.) Any plant of the same family with the orchis; an orchid.
Ordain (v. t.) To set in order; to arrange according to rule; to regulate; to set; to establish.
Ordain (v. t.) To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute.
Ordain (v. t.) To set apart for an office; to appoint.
Ordain (v. t.) To invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; to introduce into the office of the Christian ministry, by the laying on of hands, or other forms; to set apart by the ceremony of ordination.
Ordeal (n.) An ancient form of test to determine guilt or innocence, by appealing to a supernatural decision, -- once common in Europe, and still practiced in the East and by savage tribes.
Ordeal (n.) Any severe trial, or test; a painful experience.
Ordeal (a.) Of or pertaining to trial by ordeal.
Ordure (n.) Dung; excrement; faeces.
Ordure (n.) Defect; imperfection; fault.
Oreide (n.) See Oroide.
Orfray (n.) The osprey.
Organy (n.) See Origan.
Orgasm (n.) Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of turgescence of any organ; erethism; esp., the height of venereal excitement in sexual intercourse.
Orgeat (n.) A sirup in which, formerly, a decoction of barley entered, but which is now prepared with an emulsion of almonds, -- used to flavor beverages or edibles.
Orgeis (n.) See Organling.
Orgies (n. pl.) A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or Bacchus, which were characterized by wild and dissolute revelry.
Orgies (n. pl.) Drunken revelry; a carouse.
Orgies (pl. ) of Orgy
Orgyia (n.) A genus of bombycid moths whose caterpillars (esp. those of Orgyia leucostigma) are often very injurious to fruit trees and shade trees. The female is wingless. Called also vaporer moth.
Orient (a.) Rising, as the sun.
Orient (a.) Eastern; oriental.
Orient (a.) Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; -- used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East.
Orient (n.) The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
Orient (n.) The countries of Asia or the East.
Orient (n.) A pearl of great luster.
Orient (v. t.) To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
Orient (v. t.) Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
Origan (n.) Alt. of Origanum
Origin (n.) The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.
Origin (n.) That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.
Origin (n.) The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; -- in contradistinction to insertion.
Oriole (n.) Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of the family Oriolidae. They are usually conspicuously colored with yellow and black. The European or golden oriole (Oriolus galbula, or O. oriolus) has a very musical flutelike note.
Oriole (n.) In America, any one of several species of the genus Icterus, belonging to the family Icteridae. See Baltimore oriole, and Orchard oriole, under Orchard.
Orison (n.) A prayer; a supplication.
Ormolu (n.) A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden color is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also mosaic gold.
Ormuzd (n.) The good principle, or being, of the ancient Persian religion. See Ahriman.
Ornate (a.) Adorned; decorated; beautiful.
Ornate (a.) Finely finished, as a style of composition.
Ornate (v. t.) To adorn; to honor.
Oroide (n.) An alloy, chiefly of copper and zinc or tin, resembling gold in color and brilliancy.
Orphan (n.) A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living.
Orphan (a.) Bereaved of parents, or (sometimes) of one parent.
Orphan (v. t.) To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents.
Orphic (a.) Pertaining to Orpheus; Orphean; as, Orphic hymns.
Orpine (n.) A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also stonecrop, and live-forever.
Orrach (n.) See Orach.
Orrery (n.) An apparatus which illustrates, by the revolution of balls moved by wheelwork, the relative size, periodic motions, positions, orbits, etc., of bodies in the solar system.
Orthid (n.) A brachiopod shell of the genus Orthis, and allied genera, of the family Orthidae.
Orthis (n.) An extinct genus of Brachiopoda, abundant in the Paleozoic rocks.
Ortive (a.) Of or relating to the time or act of rising; eastern; as, the ortive amplitude of a planet.
Oryall (n.) See Oriel.
Praise (v.) To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts.
Praise (v.) To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; -- applied especially to the Divine Being.
Praise (v.) To value; to appraise.
Praise (v.) Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
Praise (v.) Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise.
Praise (v.) The object, ground, or reason of praise.
Prance (v. i.) To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle.
Prance (v. i.) To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious manner.
Prance (v. i.) To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with warlike parade.
Prated (imp. & p. p.) of Prate
Prater (n.) One who prates.
Pratic (n.) See Pratique.
Praxis (n.) Use; practice; especially, exercise or discip
Praxis (n.) An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
Prayed (imp. & p. p.) of Pray
Prayer (n.) One who prays; a supplicant.
Prayer (v. i.) The act of praying, or of asking a favor; earnest request or entreaty; hence, a petition or memorial addressed to a court or a legislative body.
Prayer (v. i.) The act of addressing supplication to a divinity, especially to the true God; the offering of adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving to the Supreme Being; as, public prayer; secret prayer.
Prayer (v. i.) The form of words used in praying; a formula of supplication; an expressed petition; especially, a supplication addressed to God; as, a written or extemporaneous prayer; to repeat one's prayers.
Preace (v. & n.) Press.
Preach (v. i.) To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon.
Preach (v. i.) To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.
Preach (v. t.) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
Preach (v. t.) To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching.
Preach (v. t.) To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
Preach (v. t.) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
Preach (v. t.) To advise or recommend earnestly.
Preach (v.) A religious discourse.
Preact (v. t.) To act beforehand; to perform previously.
Prearm (v. t.) To forearm.
Prease (v. t. & i.) To press; to crowd.
Prease (n.) A press; a crowd.
Precel (v. t. & i.) To surpass; to excel; to exceed.
Precis (n.) A concise or abridged statement or view; an abstract; a summary.
Predal (a.) Of or pertaining to prey; plundering; predatory.
Preedy (adv.) With ease.
Prefer (v. t.) To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for consideration, acceptance, judgment, etc.; to offer; to present; to proffer; to address; -- said especially of a request, prayer, petition, claim, charge, etc.
Prefer (v. t.) To go before, or be before, in estimation; to outrank; to surpass.
Prefer (v. t.) To cause to go before; hence, to advance before others, as to an office or dignity; to raise; to exalt; to promote; as, to prefer an officer to the rank of general.
Prefer (v. t.) To set above or before something else in estimation, favor, or liking; to regard or honor before another; to hold in greater favor; to choose rather; -- often followed by to, before, or above.
Prefix (v. t.) To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement.
Prefix (v. t.) To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently.
Prefix (n.) That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.
Prelal (a.) Of or pertaining to printing; typographical.
Premit (v. t.) To premise.
Prepay (v. t.) To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.
Presto (a.) Quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly.
Presto (a.) Quickly; rapidly; -- a direction for a quick, lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or any rate of time except prestissimo.
Pretex (v. t.) To frame; to devise; to disguise or excuse; hence, to pretend; to declare falsely.
Pretor (n.) A civil officer or magistrate among the ancient Romans.
Pretor (n.) Hence, a mayor or magistrate.
Pretty (superl.) Pleasing by delicacy or grace; attracting, but not striking or impressing; of a pleasing and attractive form a color; having slight or diminutive beauty; neat or elegant without elevation or grandeur; pleasingly, but not grandly, conceived or expressed; as, a pretty face; a pretty flower; a pretty poem.
Pretty (superl.) Moderately large; considerable; as, he had saved a pretty fortune.
Pretty (superl.) Affectedly nice; foppish; -- used in an ill sense.
Pretty (superl.) Mean; despicable; contemptible; -- used ironically; as, a pretty trick; a pretty fellow.
Pretty (superl.) Stout; strong and brave; intrepid; valiant.
Pretty (adv.) In some degree; moderately; considerably; rather; almost; -- less emphatic than very; as, I am pretty sure of the fact; pretty cold weather.
Preyed (imp. & p. p.) of Prey
Preyer (n.) One who, or that which, preys; a plunderer; a waster; a devourer.
Priced (imp. & p. p.) of Price
Priced (a.) Rated in price; valued; as, high-priced goods; low-priced labor.
Pricky (a.) Stiff and sharp; prickly.
Prided (imp. & p. p.) of Pride
Priest (n.) A presbyter elder; a minister
Priest (n.) One who is authorized to consecrate the host and to say Mass; but especially, one of the lowest order possessing this power.
Priest (n.) A presbyter; one who belongs to the intermediate order between bishop and deacon. He is authorized to perform all ministerial services except those of ordination and confirmation.
Priest (n.) One who officiates at the altar, or performs the rites of sacrifice; one who acts as a mediator between men and the divinity or the gods in any form of religion; as, Buddhist priests.
Priest (v. t.) To ordain as priest.
Prieve (v. t.) To prove.
Primal (a.) First; primary; original; chief.
Primed (imp. & p. p.) of Prime
Primer (n.) One who, or that which, primes
Primer (n.) an instrument or device for priming; esp., a cap, tube, or water containing percussion powder or other compound for igniting a charge of gunpowder.
Primer (a.) First; original; primary.
Primer (n.) Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction.
Primer (n.) A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner.
Primer (n.) A kind of type, of which there are two species; one, called long primer, intermediate in size between bourgeois and small pica [see Long primer]; the other, called great primer, larger than pica.
Primly (adv.) In a prim or precise manner.
Primus (n.) One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.
Prince (a.) The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
Prince (a.) The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood.
Prince (a.) A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in different countries. In England it belongs to dukes, marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is always one of the royal family.
Prince (a.) The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class or profession; one who is preeminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players.
Prince (v. i.) To play the prince.
Priory (n.) A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; -- sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also cell, and obedience. See Cell, 2.
Priser (n.) See 1st Prizer.
Prismy (a.) Pertaining to a prism.
Prison (n.) A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
Prison (n.) Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
Prison (v. t.) To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
Prison (v. t.) To bind (together); to enchain.
Pritch (n.) A sharp-pointed instrument; also, an eelspear.
Pritch (n.) Pique; offense.
Privet (n.) An ornamental European shrub (Ligustrum vulgare), much used in hedges; -- called also prim.
Prized (imp. & p. p.) of Prize
Prizer (n.) One who estimates or sets the value of a thing; an appraiser.
Prizer (n.) One who contends for a prize; a prize fighter; a challenger.
Proach (v. i.) See Approach.
Probal (a.) Approved; probable.
Probed (imp. & p. p.) of Probe
Profit (n.) Acquisition beyond expenditure; excess of value received for producing, keeping, or selling, over cost; hence, pecuniary gain in any transaction or occupation; emolument; as, a profit on the sale of goods.
Profit (n.) Accession of good; valuable results; useful consequences; benefit; avail; gain; as, an office of profit,
Profit (n.) To be of service to; to be good to; to help on; to benefit; to advantage; to avail; to aid; as, truth profits all men.
Profit (v. i.) To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance.
Profit (v. i.) To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good.
Progne (n.) A swallow.
Progne (n.) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See Martin.
Progne (n.) An American butterfly (Polygonia, / Vanessa, Progne). It is orange and black above, grayish beneath, with an L-shaped silver mark on the hind wings. Called also gray comma.
Progue (v. i.) To prog.
Progue (n.) A sharp point; a goad.
Progue (v. t. ) To prick; to goad.
Projet (n.) A plan proposed; a draft of a proposed measure; a project.
Proleg (n.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larvae of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also proped, propleg, and falseleg.
Prolix (a.) Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; minute in narration or argument; excessively particular in detail; -- rarely used except with reference to discourse written or spoken; as, a prolix oration; a prolix poem; a prolix sermon.
Prolix (a.) Indulging in protracted discourse; tedious; wearisome; -- applied to a speaker or writer.
Prolog (n. & v.) Prologue.
Prompt (n.) A limit of time given for payment of an account for produce purchased, this limit varying with different goods. See Prompt-note.
Prompt (v. t.) To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.
Prompt (v. t.) To suggest; to dictate.
Prompt (v. t.) To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.
Proped (n.) Same as Proleg.
Propel (v. t.) To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move, or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls are propelled by gunpowder.
Proper (a.) Belonging to one; one's own; individual.
Proper (a.) Belonging to the natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites.
Proper (a.) Befitting one's nature, qualities, etc.; suitable in all respect; appropriate; right; fit; decent; as, water is the proper element for fish; a proper dress.
Proper (a.) Becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome.
Proper (a.) Pertaining to one of a species, but not common to the whole; not appellative; -- opposed to common; as, a proper name; Dublin is the proper name of a city.
Proper (a.) Rightly so called; strictly considered; as, Greece proper; the garden proper.
Proper (a.) Represented in its natural color; -- said of any object used as a charge.
Proper (adv.) Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good.
Propyl (n.) The hypothetical radical C3H7, regarded as the essential residue of propane and related compounds.
Prosal (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; prosaic.
Prosed (imp. & p. p.) of Prose
Proser (n.) A writer of prose.
Proser (n.) One who talks or writes tediously.
Proant (n.) Provender or food.
Proved (imp. & p. p.) of Prove
Proven (p. p. / a.) Proved.
Prover (n.) One who, or that which, proves.
Pruned (imp. & p. p.) of Prune
Pruner (n.) One who prunes, or removes, what is superfluous.
Pruner (n.) Any one of several species of beetles whose larvae gnaw the branches of trees so as to cause them to fall, especially the American oak pruner (Asemum moestum), whose larva eats the pith of oak branches, and when mature gnaws a circular furrow on the inside nearly to the bark. When the branches fall each contains a pupa.
Prunus (n.) A genus of trees with perigynous rosaceous flowers, and a single two-ovuled carpel which usually becomes a drupe in ripening.
Prying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pry
Prying (a.) Inspecting closely or impertinently.
Trabea (n.) A toga of purple, or ornamented with purple horizontal stripes. -- worn by kings, consuls, and augurs.
traced (imp. & p. p.) of Trace
Tracer (n.) One who, or that which, traces.
Traded (imp. & p. p.) of Trade
Traded (a.) Professional; practiced.
Trader (n.) One engaged in trade or commerce; one who makes a business of buying and selling or of barter; a merchant; a trafficker; as, a trader to the East Indies; a country trader.
Trader (n.) A vessel engaged in the coasting or foreign trade.
Tragic (a.) Alt. of Tragical
Tragic (n.) A writer of tragedy.
Tragic (n.) A tragedy; a tragic drama.
Tragus (n.) The prominence in front of the external opening of the ear. See Illust. under Ear.
T rail () See under T.
Trainy (a.) Belonging to train oil.
Trajet (n.) Alt. of Trajetry
Trance (n.) A tedious journey.
Trance (n.) A state in which the soul seems to have passed out of the body into another state of being, or to be rapt into visions; an ecstasy.
Trance (n.) A condition, often simulating death, in which there is a total suspension of the power of voluntary movement, with abolition of all evidences of mental activity and the reduction to a minimum of all the vital functions so that the patient lies still and apparently unconscious of surrounding objects, while the pulsation of the heart and the breathing, although still present, are almost or altogether imperceptible.
Trance (v. t.) To entrance.
Trance (v. t.) To pass over or across; to traverse.
Trance (v. i.) To pass; to travel.
Transe (n.) See Trance.
Trapan (n.) A snare; a stratagem; a trepan. See 3d Trepan.
Trapan (v. t.) To insnare; to catch by stratagem; to entrap; to trepan.
Trapes (n.) A slattern; an idle, sluttish, or untidy woman.
Trapes (v. i.) To go about in an idle or slatternly fashion; to trape; to traipse.
Trappy (a.) Same as Trappous.
Trashy (superl.) Like trash; containing much trash; waste; rejected; worthless; useless; as, a trashy novel.
Traunt (v. i.) Same as Trant.
Travel (v. i.) To labor; to travail.
Travel (v. i.) To go or march on foot; to walk; as, to travel over the city, or through the streets.
Travel (v. i.) To pass by riding, or in any manner, to a distant place, or to many places; to journey; as, a man travels for his health; he is traveling in California.
Travel (v. i.) To pass; to go; to move.
Travel (v. t.) To journey over; to traverse; as, to travel the continent.
Travel (v. t.) To force to journey.
Travel (n.) The act of traveling, or journeying from place to place; a journey.
Travel (n.) An account, by a traveler, of occurrences and observations during a journey; as, a book of travels; -- often used as the title of a book; as, Travels in Italy.
Travel (n.) The length of stroke of a reciprocating piece; as, the travel of a slide valve.
Travel (n.) Labor; parturition; travail.
Treaty (n.) The act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation.
Treaty (n.) An agreement so made; specifically, an agreement, league, or contract between two or more nations or sovereigns, formally signed by commissioners properly authorized, and solemnly ratified by the several sovereigns, or the supreme power of each state; an agreement between two or more independent states; as, a treaty of peace; a treaty of alliance.
Treaty (n.) A proposal tending to an agreement.
Treaty (n.) A treatise; a tract.
Treble (a.) Threefold; triple.
Treble (a.) Acute; sharp; as, a treble sound.
Treble (a.) Playing or singing the highest part or most acute sounds; playing or singing the treble; as, a treble violin or voice.
Treble (adv.) Trebly; triply.
Treble (n.) The highest of the four principal parts in music; the part usually sung by boys or women; soprano.
Treble (v. t.) To make thrice as much; to make threefold.
Treble (v. t.) To utter in a treble key; to whine.
Treble (v. i.) To become threefold.
Trebly (adv.) In a treble manner; with a threefold number or quantity; triply.
Trefle (n.) A species of time; -- so called from its resemblance in form to a trefoil.
Trefle (a.) Having a three-lobed extremity or extremities, as a cross; also, more rarely, ornamented with trefoils projecting from the edges, as a bearing.
Treget (n.) Guile; trickery.
Tremex (n.) A genus of large hymenopterous insects allied to the sawflies. The female lays her eggs in holes which she bores in the trunks of trees with her large and long ovipositor, and the larva bores in the wood. See Illust. of Horntail.
Tremor (v.) A trembling; a shivering or shaking; a quivering or vibratory motion; as, the tremor of a person who is weak, infirm, or old.
Trench (v. t.) To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like.
Trench (v. t.) To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench.
Trench (v. t.) To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it.
Trench (v. t.) To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next; as, to trench a garden for certain crops.
Trench (v. i.) To encroach; to intrench.
Trench (v. i.) To have direction; to aim or tend.
Trench (v. t.) A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land.
Trench (v. t.) An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like.
Trench (v. t.) An excavation made during a siege, for the purpose of covering the troops as they advance toward the besieged place. The term includes the parallels and the approaches.
Trepan (n.) A crown-saw or cylindrical saw for perforating the skull, turned, when used, like a bit or gimlet. See Trephine.
Trepan (n.) A kind of broad chisel for sinking shafts.
Trepan (v. t. & i.) To perforate (the skull) with a trepan, so as to remove a portion of the bone, and thus relieve the brain from pressure or irritation; to perform an operation with the trepan.
Trepan (n.) A snare; a trapan.
Trepan (n.) a deceiver; a cheat.
Trepan (v. t.) To insnare; to trap; to trapan.
Trepid (a.) Trembling; quaking.
Tresor (n.) Treasure.
Tressy (a.) Abounding in tresses.
Tretis (n.) Alt. of Tretys
Tretys (n.) A treatise; also, a treaty.
Tretis (a.) Alt. of Tretys
Tretys (a.) Long and well-proportioned; nicely made; pretty.
Trevat (n.) A weaver's cutting instrument; for severing the loops of the pile threads of velvet.
Trevet (n.) A stool or other thing supported by three legs; a trivet.
Trewth (n.) Truth.
Tribal (a.) Of or pertaining to a tribe or tribes; as, a tribal scepter.
Tricae (pl. ) of Trica
Tricky (a.) Given to tricks; practicing deception; trickish; knavish.
Tricot (n.) A fabric of woolen, silk, or cotton knitted, or women to resemble knitted work.
Triens (n.) A Roman copper coin, equal to one third of the as. See 3d As, 2.
Trifid (a.) Cleft to the middle, or slightly beyond the middle, into three parts; three-cleft.
Trifle (n.) A thing of very little value or importance; a paltry, or trivial, affair.
Trifle (n.) A dish composed of sweetmeats, fruits, cake, wine, etc., with syllabub poured over it.
Trifle (n.) To act or talk without seriousness, gravity, weight, or dignity; to act or talk with levity; to indulge in light or trivial amusements.
Trifle (v. t.) To make of no importance; to treat as a trifle.
Trifle (v. t.) To spend in vanity; to fritter away; to waste; as, to trifle away money.
Trigon (n.) A figure having three angles; a triangle.
Trigon (n.) A division consisting of three signs.
Trigon (n.) Trine, an aspect of two planets distant 120 degrees from each other.
Trigon (n.) A kind of triangular lyre or harp.
Trigon (n.) A kind of game at ball played by three persons standing at the angular points of a triangle.
Trigyn (n.) Any one of the Trigynia.
Trillo (n.) A trill or shake. See Trill.
Trimly (adv.) In a trim manner; nicely.
Trinal (a.) Threefold.
Tringa (n.) A genus of limico
Triole (n.) Same as Triplet.
Tripel (n.) Same as Tripoli.
Triple (a.) Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.
Triple (a.) Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.
Triple (a.) One of three; third.
Triple (a.) To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee.
Triply (adv.) In a triple manner.
Tripod (n.) Any utensil or vessel, as a stool, table, altar, caldron, etc., supported on three feet.
Tripod (n.) A three-legged frame or stand, usually jointed at top, for supporting a theodolite, compass, telescope, camera, or other instrument.
Tripos (n.) A tripod.
Tripos (n.) A university examination of questionists, for honors; also, a tripos paper; one who prepares a tripos paper.
Triste (imp.) of Trist
Triste (n.) A cattle fair.
Tristy (a.) See Trist, a.
Triton (n.) A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.
Triton (n.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet.
Triton (n.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and M. alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.
Trityl (n.) Propyl.
Triune (a.) Being three in one; -- an epithet used to express the unity of a trinity of persons in the Godhead.
Trivet (n.) A tree-legged stool, table, or other support; especially, a stand to hold a kettle or similar vessel near the fire; a tripod.
Trivet (n.) A weaver's knife. See Trevat.
Trocar (n.) A stylet, usually with a triangular point, used for exploring tissues or for inserting drainage tubes, as in dropsy.
Troche (n.) A medicinal tablet or lozenge; strictly, one of circular form.
Trochi (pl. ) of Trochus
Trogon (n.) Any one of numerous species of beautiful tropical birds belonging to the family Trogonidae. They are noted for the brilliant colors and the resplendent luster of their plumage.
Trogue (n.) A wooden trough, forming a drain.
Troili (pl. ) of Troilus
Trojan (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
Trojan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Troy.
Trolly (n.) A form of truck which can be tilted, for carrying railroad materials, or the like.
Trolly (n.) A narrow cart that is pushed by hand or drawn by an animal.
Trolly (n.) A truck from which the load is suspended in some kinds of cranes.
Trolly (n.) A truck which travels along the fixed conductors, and forms a means of connection between them and a railway car.
Trompe (n.) A trumpet; a trump.
Trones (n.) A steelyard.
Trones (n.) A form of weighing machine for heavy wares, consisting of two horizontal bars crossing each other, beaked at the extremities, and supported by a wooden pillar. It is now mostly disused.
Trophi (n. pl.) The mouth parts of an insect, collectively, including the labrum, labium, maxillae, mandibles, and lingua, with their appendages.
Trophy (n.) A sign or memorial of a victory raised on the field of battle, or, in case of a naval victory, on the nearest land. Sometimes trophies were erected in the chief city of the conquered people.
Trophy (n.) The representation of such a memorial, as on a medal; esp. (Arch.), an ornament representing a group of arms and military weapons, offensive and defensive.
Trophy (n.) Anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial of victory, as arms, flags, standards, etc.
Trophy (n.) Any evidence or memorial of victory or conquest; as, every redeemed soul is a trophy of grace.
Tropic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from atropine and certain other alkaloids, as a white crystal
Tropic (n.) One of the two small circles of the celestial sphere, situated on each side of the equator, at a distance of 23! 28/, and parallel to it, which the sun just reaches at its greatest declination north or south, and from which it turns again toward the equator, the northern circle being called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn, from the names of the two signs at which they touch the ecliptic.
Tropic (n.) One of the two parallels of terrestrial latitude corresponding to the celestial tropics, and called by the same names.
Tropic (n.) The region lying between these parallels of latitude, or near them on either side.
Tropic (a.) Of or pertaining to the tropics; tropical.
Trough (n.) A long, hollow vessel, generally for holding water or other liquid, especially one formed by excavating a log longitudinally on one side; a long tray; also, a wooden channel for conveying water, as to a mill wheel.
Trough (n.) Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.
Troupe (n.) A company or troop, especially the company pf performers in a play or an opera.
Trouse (n.) Trousers.
Trover (n.) The gaining possession of any goods, whether by finding or by other means.
Trover (n.) An action to recover damages against one who found goods, and would not deliver them to the owner on demand; an action which lies in any case to recover the value of goods wrongfully converted by another to his own use. In this case the finding, though alleged, is an immaterial fact; the injury lies in the conversion.
Trowel (n.) A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.
Trowel (n.) A gardener's tool, somewhat like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring the earth, etc.
Trowel (n.) A tool used for smoothing a mold.
Truage (n.) A pledge of truth or peace made on payment of a tax.
Truage (n.) A tax or impost; tribute.
Truand (n. & a.) See Truant.
Truant (n.) One who stays away from business or any duty; especially, one who stays out of school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk.
Truant (a.) Wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking duty; as, a truant boy.
Truant (v. i.) To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant.
Truant (v. t.) To idle away; to waste.
Trudge (v. i.) To walk or march with labor; to jog along; to move wearily.
Truism (n.) An undoubted or self-evident truth; a statement which is pliantly true; a proposition needing no proof or argument; -- opposed to falsism.
Trunch (n.) A stake; a small post.
Trusty (superl.) Admitting of being safely trusted; justly deserving confidence; fit to be confided in; trustworthy; reliable.
Trusty (superl.) Hence, not liable to fail; strong; firm.
Trusty (superl.) Involving trust; as, a trusty business.
Truths (pl. ) of Truth
Truthy (a.) Truthful; likely; probable.
Trying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Try
Trygon (n.) Any one of several species of large sting rays belonging to Trygon and allied genera.
Trying (a.) Adapted to try, or put to severe trial; severe; afflictive; as, a trying occasion or position.
Uraeum (n.) The posterior half of an animal.
Uralic (a.) Of or relating to the Ural Mountains.
Uramil (n.) Murexan.
Urania (n.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.
Urania (n.) A genus of large, brilliantly colored moths native of the West Indies and South America. Their bright colored and tailed hind wings and their diurnal flight cause them to closely resemble butterflies.
Uranic (a.) Of or pertaining to the heavens; celestial; astronomical.
Uranic (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or containing uranium; specifically, designating those compounds in which uranium has a valence relatively higher than in uranous compounds.
Uranin (n.) An alka
Uranus (n.) The son or husband of Gaia (Earth), and father of Chronos (Time) and the Titans.
Uranus (n.) One of the primary planets. It is about 1,800,000,000 miles from the sun, about 36,000 miles in diameter, and its period of revolution round the sun is nearly 84 of our years.
Uranyl (n.) The radical UO2, conveniently regarded as a residue of many uranium compounds.
Uratic () Of or containing urates; as, uratic calculi.
Urbane (a.) Courteous in manners; polite; refined; elegant.
Urchin (n.) A hedgehog.
Urchin (n.) A sea urchin. See Sea urchin.
Urchin (n.) A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog.
Urchin (n.) A pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a boy.
Urchin (n.) One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog.
Urchin (a.) Rough; pricking; piercing.
Urchon (n.) The urchin, or hedgehog.
Ureide (n.) Any one of the many complex derivatives of urea; thus, hydantoin, and, in an extended dense, guanidine, caffeine, et., are ureides.
Ureter (n.) The duct which conveys the urine from the kidney to the bladder or cloaca. There are two ureters, one for each kidney.
Uretic (a.) Of or pertaining to the urine; diuretic; urinary; as, uretic medicine.
Urging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Urge
Urgent (a.) Urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important.
Urinal (n.) A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.
Urinal (n.) A place or convenience for urinating purposes.
Urnful (n.) As much as an urn will hold; enough to fill an urn.
Urochs (n.) See Aurochs.
Uropod (n.) Any one of the abdominal appendages of a crustacean, especially one of the posterior ones, which are often larger than the rest, and different in structure, and are used chiefly in locomotion. See Illust. of Crustacea, and Stomapoda.
Ursine (a.) Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear.
Ursula (n.) A beautiful North American butterfly (Basilarchia, / Limenitis, astyanax). Its wings are nearly black with red and blue spots and blotches. Called also red-spotted purple.
Urtica (n.) A genus of plants including the common nettles. See Nettle, n.
Wraith (n.) An apparition of a person in his exact likeness, seen before death, or a little after; hence, an apparition; a specter; a vision; an unreal image.
Wraith (n.) Sometimes, improperly, a spirit thought to preside over the waters; -- called also water wraith.
Wranny (n.) The common wren.
Wrasse (n.) Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of the genus Labrus, of which several species are found in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. Many of the species are bright-colored.
Wrathy (a.) Very angry.
Wreath (n.) Something twisted, intertwined, or curled; as, a wreath of smoke; a wreath of flowers.
Wreath (n.) A garland; a chaplet, esp. one given to a victor.
Wreath (n.) An appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest (see Illust. of Crest). It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the arms.
Wreche (n.) Wreak.
Wreeke (v. t.) See 2d Wreak.
Wrench (v. t.) Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.
Wrench (v. t.) A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
Wrench (v. t.) A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
Wrench (v. t.) Means; contrivance.
Wrench (v. t.) An instrument, often a simple bar or lever with jaws or an angular orifice either at the end or between the ends, for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw taps, etc.; a screw key. Many wrenches have adjustable jaws for grasping nuts, etc., of different sizes.
Wrench (v. t.) The system made up of a force and a couple of forces in a plane perpendicular to that force. Any number of forces acting at any points upon a rigid body may be compounded so as to be equivalent to a wrench.
Wrench (n.) To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
Wrench (n.) To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
Wretch (v. t.) A miserable person; one profoundly unhappy.
Wretch (v. t.) One sunk in vice or degradation; a base, despicable person; a vile knave; as, a profligate wretch.
Wright (n.) One who is engaged in a mechanical or manufacturing business; an artificer; a workman; a manufacturer; a mechanic; esp., a worker in wood; -- now chiefly used in compounds, as in millwright, wheelwright, etc.
Writer (n.) One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk.
Writer (n.) One who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer of novels.
Writer (n.) A clerk of a certain rank in the service of the late East India Company, who, after serving a certain number of years, became a factor.
Writhe (v. t.) To twist; to turn; now, usually, to twist or turn so as to distort; to wring.
Writhe (v. t.) To wrest; to distort; to pervert.
Writhe (v. t.) To extort; to wring; to wrest.
Writhe (v. i.) To twist or contort the body; to be distorted; as, to writhe with agony. Also used figuratively.
Wroken () p. p. of Wreak.
Wrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wry
Yronne (p. p.) Run.
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