8 letter words whose second letter is U
Audacity (n.) Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.
Audacity (n.) Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a contempt of law or moral restraints.
Audience (a.) The act of hearing; attention to sounds.
Audience (a.) Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.
Audience (a.) An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.
Auditing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Audit
Audition (n.) The act of hearing or listening; hearing.
Auditive (a.) Of or pertaining to hearing; auditory.
Auditory (a.) Of or pertaining to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing; as, the auditory nerve. See Ear.
Auditory (n.) An assembly of hearers; an audience.
Auditory (n.) An auditorium.
Auditual (a.) Auditory.
Auguring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Augur
Augurate (v. t. & i.) To make or take auguries; to augur; to predict.
Augurate (n.) The office of an augur.
Augurial (a.) Relating to augurs or to augury.
Augurist (n.) An augur.
Angurize (v. t.) To augur.
Augurous (a.) Full of augury; foreboding.
Auguries (pl. ) of Augury
Augustan (n.) Of or pertaining to Augustus Caesar or to his times.
Augustan (n.) Of or pertaining to the town of Augsburg.
Augustly (adv.) In an august manner.
Aularian (a.) Relating to a hall.
Aularian (n.) At Oxford, England, a member of a hall, distinguished from a collegian.
Aulnager (n.) See Alnage and Alnager.
Auncetry (n.) Ancestry.
Auntrous (a.) Adventurous.
Aurelian (a.) Of or pertaining to the aurelia.
Aurelian (n.) An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.
Auricled (a.) Having ear-shaped appendages or lobes; auriculate; as, auricled leaves.
Auricula (n.) A species of Primula, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear's-ear.
Auricula (n.) A species of Hirneola (H. auricula), a membranaceous fungus, called also auricula Judae, or Jew's-ear.
Auricula (n.) A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish
Auricula (n.) One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin.
Auriform (a.) Having the form of the human ear; ear-shaped.
Ausonian (a.) Italian.
Auspices (pl. ) of Auspice
Austrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Austria, or to its inhabitants.
Austrian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Austria.
Austrine (n.) Southern; southerly; austral.
Autarchy (n.) Self-sufficiency.
Authorly (a.) Authorial.
Autocrat (a.) An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar).
Autocrat (a.) One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot.
Autogamy (n.) Self-fertilization, the fertilizing pollen being derived from the same blossom as the pistil acted upon.
Automath (n.) One who is self-taught.
Automata (pl. ) of Automaton
Autonomy (n.) The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.
Autonomy (n.) The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man's power, as possessed of reason, to give law to himself. In this, according to Kant, consist the true nature and only possible proof of liberty.
Autopsic (a.) Alt. of Autopsical
Autoptic (a.) Alt. of Autoptical
Autotype (n.) A facsimile.
Autotype (n.) A photographic picture produced in sensitized pigmented gelatin by exposure to light under a negative; and subsequent washing out of the soluble parts; a kind of picture in ink from a gelatin plate.
Autotypy (n.) The art or process of making autotypes.
Autumnal (a.) Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits; flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant.
Autumnal (a.) Past the middle of life; in the third stage.
Auxiliar (a.) Auxiliary.
Auxiliar (n.) An auxiliary.
Buansuah (n.) The wild dog of northern India (Cuon primaevus), supposed by some to be an ancestral species of the domestic dog.
Bubbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bubble
Buccinal (a.) Shaped or sounding like a trumpet; trumpetlike.
Buccinum (n.) A genus of large univalve mollusks abundant in the arctic seas. It includes the common whelk (B. undatum).
Buckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buckle
Buckling (a.) Wavy; curling, as hair.
Buckshot (n.) A coarse leaden shot, larger than swan shot, used in hunting deer and large game.
Buckskin (n.) The skin of a buck.
Buckskin (n.) A soft strong leather, usually yellowish or grayish in color, made of deerskin.
Buckskin (n.) A person clothed in buckskin, particularly an American soldier of the Revolutionary war.
Buckskin (n.) Breeches made of buckskin.
Bucrania (pl. ) of Bucranium
Buddhism (n.) The religion based upon the doctrine originally taught by the Hindoo sage Gautama Siddartha, surnamed Buddha, "the awakened or enlightened," in the sixth century b. c., and adopted as a religion by the greater part of the inhabitants of Central and Eastern Asia and the Indian Islands. Buddha's teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was characterized by elevated humanity and morality. It presents release from existence (a beatific enfranchisement, Nirvana) as the grea
Buddhist (n.) One who accepts the teachings of Buddhism.
Buddhist (a.) Of or pertaining to Buddha, Buddhism, or the Buddhists.
budgerow (n.) A large and commodious, but generally cumbrous and sluggish boat, used for journeys on the Ganges.
Buffeted (imp. & p. p.) of Buffet
Buffeter (n.) One who buffets; a boxer.
Bufonite (n.) An old name for a fossil consisting of the petrified teeth and palatal bones of fishes belonging to the family of Pycnodonts (thick teeth), whose remains occur in the oolite and chalk formations; toadstone; -- so named from a notion that it was originally formed in the head of a toad.
Buhlwork (n.) Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc.
Buhlbuhl (n.) See Bulbul.
Building (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Build
Building (n.) The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
Building (n.) The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
Building (n.) That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.
Bukshish (n.) See Backsheesh.
Bulkhead (n.) A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck.
Bulkhead (n.) A structure of wood or stone, to resist the pressure of earth or water; a partition wall or structure, as in a mine; the limiting wall along a water front.
Bulldoze (v. t.) To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; -- used originally of the intimidation of negro voters, in Louisiana.
Bulletin (n.) A brief statement of facts respecting some passing event, as military operations or the health of some distinguished personage, issued by authority for the information of the public.
Bulletin (n.) Any public notice or announcement, especially of news recently received.
Bulletin (n.) A periodical publication, especially one containing the proceeding of a society.
Bullfist (n.) Alt. of Bullfice
Bullfice (n.) A kind of fungus. See Puffball.
Bull fly (n.) Alt. of Bullfly
Bullfrog (n.) A very large species of frog (Rana Catesbiana), found in North America; -- so named from its loud bellowing in spring.
Bullhead (n.) A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, esp. U. gobio of Europe, and U. Richardsoni of the United States; -- called also miller's thumb.
Bullhead (n.) In America, several species of Amiurus; -- called also catfish, horned pout, and bullpout.
Bullhead (n.) A marine fish of the genus Cottus; the sculpin.
Bullhead (n.) The black-bellied plover (Squatarola helvetica); -- called also beetlehead.
Bullhead (n.) The golden plover.
Bullhead (n.) A stupid fellow; a lubber.
Bullhead (n.) A small black water insect.
Bullirag (n.) To intimidate by bullying; to rally contemptuously; to badger.
Bullpout (n.) See Bullhead, 1 (b).
Bullweed (n.) Knapweed.
Bullwort (n.) See Bishop's-weed.
Bullying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bully
Bullyrag (v. t.) Same as Bullirag.
Bumbarge (n.) See Bumboat.
Bunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bunch
Buncombe (n.) Alt. of Bunkum
Bundling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bundle
Bungalow (n.) A thatched or tiled house or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda.
Bungarum (n.) A venomous snake of India, of the genus Bungarus, allied to the cobras, but without a hood.
Bunghole (n.) See Bung, n., 2.
Bungling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bungle
Bungling (a.) Unskillful; awkward; clumsy; as, a bungling workman.
Buoyance (n.) Buoyancy.
Buoyancy (n.) The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water.
Buoyancy (n.) The upward pressure exerted upon a floating body by a fluid, which is equal to the weight of the body; hence, also, the weight of a floating body, as measured by the volume of fluid displaced.
Buoyancy (n.) Cheerfulness; vivacity; live
Burdened (imp. & p. p.) of Burden
Burdener (n.) One who loads; an oppressor.
Bur fish () A spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the United States (esp. Chilo mycterus geometricus) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur; -- called also ball fish, balloon fish, and swellfish.
Burgamot (n.) See Bergamot.
Burganet (n.) See Burgonet.
Burgeois (n.) See 1st Bourgeois.
Burgeois (n.) A burgess; a citizen. See 2d Bourgeois.
Burglary (n.) Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not.
Burgonet (n.) A kind of helmet.
Burgrass (n.) Grass of the genus Cenchrus, growing in sand, and having burs for fruit.
Burgrave (n.) See Burggrave.
Burgundy (n.) An old province of France (in the eastern central part).
Burgundy (n.) A richly flavored wine, mostly red, made in Burgundy, France.
Burinist (n.) One who works with the burin.
Burletta (a.) A comic operetta; a music farce.
Burnable (a.) Combustible.
Burnoose (n.) Alt. of Burnous
Burrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Burrow
Burrower (n.) One who, or that which, burrows; an animal that makes a hole under ground and lives in it.
Burschen (pl. ) of Bursch
Bursitis (n.) Inflammation of a bursa.
Bursting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burst
Bushless (a.) Free from bushes; bare.
Bushment (n.) A thicket; a cluster of bushes.
Bushment (n.) An ambuscade.
Business (n.) That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.
Business (n.) Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession.
Business (n.) Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
Business (n.) That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
Business (n.) Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
Business (n.) The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
Business (n.) Care; anxiety; diligence.
Buskined (a.) Wearing buskins.
Buskined (a.) Trodden by buskins; pertaining to tragedy.
Bustling (n.) of Bustle
Bustling (a.) Agitated; noisy; tumultuous; characterized by confused activity; as, a bustling crowd.
Busybody (n.) One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of others; a meddling person.
Butchery (n.) The business of a butcher.
Butchery (n.) Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
Butchery (n.) A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.
Buttered (imp. & p. p.) of Butter
Butteris (n.) A steel cutting instrument, with a long bent shank set in a handle which rests against the shoulder of the operator. It is operated by a thrust movement, and used in paring the hoofs of horses.
Buttoned (imp. & p. p.) of Button
Buttress (n.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry.
Buttress (n.) Anything which supports or strengthens.
Buttress (v. t.) To support with a buttress; to prop; to brace firmly.
Buttweld (v. t.) To unite by a butt weld.
Butylene (n.) Any one of three metameric hydrocarbons, C4H8, of the ethylene series. They are gaseous or easily liquefiable.
Butyrate (n.) A salt of butyric acid.
Butyrone (n.) A liquid ketone obtained by heating calcium butyrate.
Butyrous (a.) Butyraceous.
Cubation (n.) The act of lying down; a reclining.
Cubatory (a.) Lying down; recumbent.
Cubature (n.) The process of determining the solid or cubic contents of a body.
Cubdrawn (a.) Sucked by cubs.
Cubiform (a.) Of the form of a cube.
Cubilose (n.) A mucilagenous secretion of certain birds found as the characteristic ingredient of edible bird's-nests.
Cuboidal (a.) Cuboid.
Cucquean (n.) A woman whose husband is unfaithful to her.
Cuculoid (a.) Like or belonging to the cuckoos (Cuculidae).
Cucumber (n.) A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the genus Cucumis, esp. Cucumis sativus, the unripe fruit of which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants or fruits of several other genera. See below.
Cucurbit (n.) Alt. of Cucurbite
Cuddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cuddle
Cudgeled (imp. & p. p.) of Cudgel
Cudgeler (n.) One who beats with a cudgel.
Culerage (n.) See Culrage.
Culinary (a.) Relating to the kitchen, or to the art of cookery; used in kitchens; as, a culinary vessel; the culinary art.
Cullible (a.) Easily deceived; gullible.
Cullises (pl. ) of Cullis
Cullyism (n.) The state of being a cully.
Culminal (a.) Pertaining to a culmen.
Culpable (a.) Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal.
Culpable (a.) Guilty; as, culpable of a crime.
Cultrate (a.) Alt. of Cultrated
Cultural (a.) Of or pertaining to culture.
Cultured (imp. & p. p.) of Culture
Cultured (a.) Under culture; cultivated.
Cultured (a.) Characterized by mental and moral training; discip
Cultuses (pl. ) of Cultus
Culverin (n.) A long cannon of the 16th century, usually an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles.
Cumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Cumber
Cumbrian (a.) Pertaining to Cumberland, England, or to a system of rocks found there.
Cumbrous (a.) Rendering action or motion difficult or toilsome; serving to obstruct or hinder; burdensome; clogging.
Cumbrous (a.) Giving trouble; vexatious.
Cumidine (n.) A strong, liquid, organic base, C3H7.C6H4.NH2, homologous with ani
Cumulate (v. t.) To gather or throw into a heap; to heap together; to accumulate.
Cumulose (a.) Full of heaps.
Cunabula (n. pl.) The earliest abode; original dwelling place; originals; as, the cunabula of the human race.
Cunabula (n. pl.) The extant copies of the first or earliest printed books, or of such as were printed in the 15th century.
Cuneated (a.) Wedge-shaped
Cuneated (a.) wedge-shaped, with the point at the base; as, a cuneate leaf.
Cuneatic (a.) Cuneiform.
Cuniform (a.) Wedge-shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; -- especially applied to the wedge-shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. See Arrowheaded.
Cuniform (a.) Pertaining to, or versed in, the ancient wedge-shaped characters, or the inscriptions in them.
Cuniform (n.) The wedge-shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions.
Cuniform (n.) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third metatarsals. They are usually designated as external, middle, and internal, or ectocuniform, mesocuniform, and entocuniform, respectively.
Cuniform (n.) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the ulna; -- called also pyramidal and ulnare.
Cupboard (n.) A board or shelf for cups and dishes.
Cupboard (n.) A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet.
Cupboard (v. t.) To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.
Cupelled (imp. & p. p.) of Cupel
Cup-gall (n.) A kind of oak-leaf gall. See Gall.
Cupidity (n.) A passionate desire; love.
Cupidity (n.) Eager or inordinate desire, especially for wealth; greed of gain; avarice; covetousness
Cup-moss (n.) A kind of lichen, of the genus Cladonia.
Cupreous (a.) Consisting of copper or resembling copper; coppery.
Cup-rose (n.) Red poppy. See Cop-rose.
Cupulate (a.) Having or bearing cupules; cupuliferous.
Curacies (pl. ) of Curacy
Curarine (n.) A deadly alkaloid extracted from the curare poison and from the Strychnos toxifera. It is obtained in crystal
Curarize (v. t.) To poison with curare.
Curassow (n.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax, Ourax, etc., of the family Cracidae.
Curation (n.) Cure; healing.
Curative (v. t.) Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure.
Curatrix (n.) A woman who cures.
Curatrix (n.) A woman who is a guardian or custodian.
Curbless (a.) Having no curb or restraint.
Curculio (n.) One of a large group of beetles (Rhynchophora) of many genera; -- called also weevils, snout beetles, billbeetles, and billbugs. Many of the species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc.
Curcumin (n.) The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystal
Curdling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curdle
Curdless (a.) Destitute of curd.
Cureless (a.) Incapable of cure; incurable.
Curiosos (pl. ) of Curioso
Curlycue (n.) Some thing curled or spiral,, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper.
Currency (n.) A continued or uninterrupted course or flow like that of a stream; as, the currency of time.
Currency (n.) The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception; a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulation; as, a report has had a long or general currency; the currency of bank notes.
Currency (n.) That which is in circulation, or is given and taken as having or representing value; as, the currency of a country; a specie currency; esp., government or bank notes circulating as a substitute for metallic money.
Currency (n.) Fluency; readiness of utterance.
Currency (n.) Current value; general estimation; the rate at which anything is generally valued.
Curricle (n.) A small or short course.
Curricle (n.) A two-wheeled chaise drawn by two horses abreast.
Currying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curry
Cursedly (adv.) In a cursed manner; miserably; in a manner to be detested; enormously.
Cursitor (n.) A courier or runner.
Cursitor (n.) An officer in the Court of Chancery, whose business is to make out original writs.
Cursores (n. pl.) An order of running birds including the ostrich, emu, and allies; the Ratitaae.
Cursores (n. pl.) A group of running spiders; the wolf spiders.
Curtness (n.) The quality of bing curt.
Curvated (a.) Bent in a regular form; curved.
Curveted (imp. & p. p.) of Curvet
-vetting () of Curvet
Cushiony (a.) Like a cushion; soft; pliable.
Cuspated (a.) Ending in a point.
Cuspidal (a.) Ending in a point.
Cuspidor (n.) Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence, to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort.
Customer (n.) One who collect customs; a toll gatherer.
Customer (n.) One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer.
Customer (n.) A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank.
Customer (n.) A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer.
Customer (n.) A lewd woman.
Custodes (pl. ) of Custos
Cutchery (n.) A hindoo hall of justice.
Cuteness (n.) Acuteness; cunning.
Cutgrass () A grass with leaves having edges furnished with very minute hooked prickles, which form a cutting edge; one or more species of Leersia.
Cutinize (v. t. & i.) To change into cutin.
Cutpurse (n.) One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket
Cutwater (n.) The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water.
Cutwater (n.) A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to resist the action of water, ice, etc.; the sharpened upper end of the pier itself.
Cutwater (n.) A sea bird of the Atlantic (Rhynchops nigra); -- called also black skimmer, scissorsbill, and razorbill. See Skimmer.
Dubitate (v. i.) To doubt.
Duboisia (n.) Same as Duboisine.
Ducatoon (n.) A silver coin of several countries of Europe, and of different values.
Duckbill (n.) See Duck mole, under Duck, n.
Duckling (n.) A young or little duck.
Duckmeat (n.) Alt. of Duck's-meat
Duckweed (n.) A genus (Lemna) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks; -- called also duckmeat.
Ductible (a.) Capable of being drawn out
Ductless (a.) Having to duct or outlet; as, a ductless gland.
Duettino (n.) A duet of short extent and concise form.
Dukeling (n.) A little or insignificant duke.
Dukeship (n.) The quality or condition of being a duke; also, the personality of a duke.
Dulciana (n.) A sweet-toned stop of an organ.
Dulcimer (n.) An instrument, having stretched metallic wires which are beaten with two light hammers held in the hands of the performer.
Dulcimer (n.) An ancient musical instrument in use among the Jews. Dan. iii. 5. It is supposed to be the same with the psaltery.
Dulcinea (n.) A mistress; a sweetheart.
Dullhead (n.) A blockhead; a dolt.
Dullness (n.) The state of being dull; slowness; stupidity; heaviness; drowsiness; bluntness; obtuseness; dimness; want of luster; want of vividness, or of brightness.
Dullsome (a.) Dull.
Dulwilly (n.) The ring plover.
Dumbness (n.) The quality or state of being dumb; muteness; silence; inability to speak.
Dumetose (a.) Dumose.
Dumfound (v. t.) To strike dumb; to confuse with astonishment.
Dummador (n.) A dumbledor.
Dummerer (n.) One who feigns dumbness.
Dumpling (n.) A roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling.
Duncedom (n.) The realm or domain of dunces.
Duncical (a.) Like a dunce; duncish.
Dungaree (n.) A coarse kind of unbleached cotton stuff.
Dungfork (n.) A fork for tossing dung.
Dunghill (n.) A heap of dung.
Dunghill (n.) Any mean situation or condition; a vile abode.
Dungmeer (n.) A pit where dung and weeds rot for manure.
Dungyard (n.) A yard where dung is collected.
Duodenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the duodenum; as, duodenal digestion.
Duodenum (n.) The part of the small intestines between the stomach and the jejunum. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under Digestive.
Duration (n.) The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.
Durative (a.) Continuing; not completed; implying duration.
Dureless (a.) Not lasting.
Duressor (n.) One who subjects another to duress
Durukuli (n.) A small, nocturnal, South American monkey (Nyctipthecus trivirgatus).
Duskness (n.) Duskiness.
Dustless (a.) Without dust; as a dustless path.
Dutchmen (pl. ) of Dutchman
Dutchman (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Holland.
Dutiable (a.) Subject to the payment of a duty; as dutiable goods.
Duumvirs (pl. ) of Duumvir
Duumviri (pl. ) of Duumvir
Eucharis (n.) A genus of South American amaryllidaceous plants with large and beautiful white blossoms.
Euchroic (a.) Having a fine color.
Euchrone (n.) A substance obtained from euchroic acid. See Eychroic.
Euctical () Expecting a wish; supplicatory.
Eudaemon (n.) A good angel.
Eudoxian (n.) A follower of Eudoxius, patriarch of Antioch and Constantinople in the 4th century, and a celebrated defender of the doctrines of Arius.
Eugenics (n.) The science of improving stock, whether human or animal.
Eugubian (a.) Alt. of Eugubine
Eugubine (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient town of Eugubium (now Gubbio); as, the Eugubine tablets, or tables, or inscriptions.
Eulachon (n.) The candlefish. [Written also oulachan, oolacan, and ulikon.] See Candlefish.
Eulerian (a.) Pertaining to Euler, a German mathematician of the 18th century.
Eulogist (n.) One who eulogizes or praises; panegyrist; encomiast.
Eulogium (n.) A formal eulogy.
Eulogize (v. t.) To speak or write in commendation of (another); to extol in speech or writing; to praise.
Eulogies (pl. ) of Eulogy
Eulytite (n.) A mineral, consisting chiefly of the silicate of bismuth, found at Freiberg; -- called also culytine.
Eumolpus (n.) A genus of small beetles, one species of which (E. viti) is very injurious to the vines in the wine countries of Europe.
Eunomian (n.) A follower of Eunomius, bishop of Cyzicus (4th century A. D.), who held that Christ was not God but a created being, having a nature different from that of the Father.
Eunomian (a.) Of or pertaining to Eunomius or his doctrine.
Euonymin (n.) A principle or mixture of principles derived from Euonymus atropurpureus, or spindle tree.
Euonymus (n.) A genus of small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.
Eupatrid (n.) One well born, or of noble birth.
Eupepsia (n.) Alt. of Eupepsy
Eupeptic (a.) Of or pertaining to good digestion; easy of digestion; having a good digestion; as, eupeptic food; an eupeptic man.
Euphonic (a.) Alt. of Euphonical
Euphonon (n.) An instrument resembling the organ in tine and the upright piano in form. It is characterized by great strength and sweetness of tone.
Euphrasy (n.) The plant eyesight (euphrasia officionalis), formerly regarded as beneficial in disorders of the eyes.
Euphuism (n.) An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.
Euphuist (n.) One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.
Euphuize (v. t.) To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.
Eupryion (n.) A contrivance for obtaining a light instantaneous, as a lucifer match.
Eurasian (n.) A child of a European parent on the one side and an Asiatic on the other.
Eurasian (n.) One born of European parents in Asia.
Eurasian (a.) Of European and Asiatic descent; of or pertaining to both Europe and Asia; as, the great Eurasian plain.
Euripize (v. t.) To whirl hither and thither.
European (a.) Of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants.
European (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Europe.
Eurythmy (n.) Just or harmonious proportion or movement, as in the composition of a poem, an edifice, a painting, or a statue.
Eurythmy (n.) Regularly of the pulse.
Eusebian (n.) A follower of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, who was a friend and protector of Arius.
Eutrophy (n.) Healthy nutrition; soundless as regards the nutritive functions.
Euxenite (n.) A brownish black mineral with a metallic luster, found in Norway. It contains niobium, titanium, yttrium, and uranium, with some other metals.
Fuchsias (pl. ) of Fuchsia
Fuchslae (pl. ) of Fuchsia
Fuchsine (n.) Ani
Fucoidal (a.) Fucoid.
Fucoidal (a.) Containing impressions of fossil fucoids or seaweeds; as, fucoidal sandstone.
Fuddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fuddle
Fugacity (a.) The quality of being fugacious; fugaclousness; volatility; as, fugacity of spirits.
Fugacity (a.) Uncertainty; instability.
Fughetta (n.) a short, condensed fugue.
Fugitive (a.) Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor.
Fugitive (a.) Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea.
Fugitive (n.) One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.
Fugitive (n.) Something hard to be caught or detained.
Fuglemen (pl. ) of Fugleman
Fugleman (n.) A soldier especially expert and well drilled, who takes his place in front of a military company, as a guide for the others in their exercises; a file leader. He originally stood in front of the right wing.
Fugleman (n.) Hence, one who leads the way.
Fulcrate (a.) Propped; supported by accessory organs.
Fulcrate (a.) Furnished with fulcrums.
Fulcrums (pl. ) of Fulcrum
Fulgency (n.) Brightness; splendor; glitter; effulgence.
Fulimart (n.) Same as Foumart.
Full-hot (a.) Very fiery.
Fullmart (n.) See Foumart.
Fullness (n.) The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness.
Fulmiaic (a.) Pertaining to fulmination; detonating; specifically (Chem.), pertaining to, derived from, or denoting, an acid, so called; as, fulminic acid.
Fulsamic (a.) Fulsome.
Fumadoes (pl. ) of Fumado
Fumarate (n.) A salt of fumaric acid.
Fumarine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from fumitory, as a white crystal
Fumarole (n.) A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which fumes issue.
Fumatory (n.) See Fumitory.
Fumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fumble
Fumeless (a.) Free from fumes.
Fumerell (n.) See Femerell.
Fumetere (n.) Fumitory.
Fumidity (n.) Alt. of Fumidness
Fumigant (a.) Fuming.
Fumigate (n.) To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.
Fumigate (n.) To smoke; to perfume.
Fumingly (adv.) In a fuming manner; angrily.
Fumitory (n.) The common uame of several species of the genus Fumaria, annual herbs of the Old World, with finely dissected leaves and small flowers in dense racemes or spikes. F. officinalis is a common species, and was formerly used as an antiscorbutic.
Fumosity (n.) The fumes of drink.
Function (n.) The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; per formance.
Function (n.) The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.
Function (n.) The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.
Function (n.) The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.
Function (n.) A quantity so connected with another quantity, that if any alteration be made in the latter there will be a consequent alteration in the former. Each quantity is said to be a function of the other. Thus, the circumference of a circle is a function of the diameter. If x be a symbol to which different numerical values can be assigned, such expressions as x2, 3x, Log. x, and Sin. x, are all functions of x.
Function (v. i.) Alt. of Functionate
Fundable (a.) Capable of being funded, or converted into a fund; convertible into bonds.
Funuless (a.) Destitute of funds.
Funerate (v. t.) To bury with funeral rites.
Funereal (a.) Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial; solemn. Hence: Dark; dismal; mournful.
Funguses (pl. ) of Fungus
Funiculi (pl. ) of Funiculus
Furacity (n.) Addictedness to theft; thievishness.
Furbelow (n.) A plaited or gathered flounce on a woman's garment.
Furhelow (v. t.) To put a furbelow on; to ornament.
Furcated (a.) Forked; branching like a fork; as, furcate twigs.
Furcular (a.) Shaped like a fork; furcate.
Furculum (n.) The wishbone or merrythought of birds, formed by the united clavicles.
Furfuran (n.) A colorless, oily substance, C4H4O, obtained by distilling certain organic substances, as pine wood, salts of pyromucic acid, etc.; -- called also tetraphenol.
Furfurol (n.) A colorless oily liquid, C4H3O.CHO, of a pleasant odor, obtained by the distillation of bran, sugar, etc., and regarded as an aldehyde derivative of furfuran; -- called also furfural.
Furlough (a.) Leave of abserice; especially, leave given to an offcer or soldier to be absent from service for a certain time; also, the document granting leave of absence.
Furlough (v. t.) To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier.
Furmonty (n.) Alt. of Furmity
Furriery (n.) Furs, in general.
Furriery (n.) The business of a furrier; trade in furs.
Furrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Furrow
Furthest (a.) superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See Further, a.
Furthest (adv.) At the greatest distance; farthest.
Furuncle (n.) A superficial, inflammatory tumor, suppurating with a central core; a boil.
Fusarole (n.) A molding generally placed under the echinus or quarter round of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture.
Fusiform (a.) Shaped like a spindle; tapering at each end; as, a fusiform root; a fusiform cell.
Fusileer (n.) Alt. of Fusilier
Fusilier (n.) Formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural:
Fusilier (n.) A title now borne by some regiments and companies; as, "The Royal Fusiliers," etc.
Fusteric (n.) The coloring matter of fustet.
Fustilug (n.) Alt. of Fustilugs
Fusiness (n.) A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness.
Futilely (adv.) In a futile manner.
Futility (n.) The quality of being talkative; talkativeness; loquaciousness; loquacity.
Futility (n.) The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing; uselessness.
Futilous (a.) Futile; trifling.
Futurely (adv.) In time to come.
Futurist (n.) One whose chief interests are in what is to come; one who anxiously, eagerly, or confidently looks forward to the future; an expectant.
Futurist (n.) One who believes or maintains that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is to be in the future.
Futurity (n.) State of being that is yet to come; future state.
Futurity (n.) Future time; time to come; the future.
Futurity (n.) Event to come; a future event.
Guacharo (n.) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad (Steatornis Caripensis, or S. steatornis); -- called also oilbird.
Guaiacum (n.) A genus of small, crooked trees, growing in tropical America.
Guaiacum (n.) The heart wood or the resin of the Guaiacum offinale or lignum-vitae, a large tree of the West Indies and Central America. It is much used in medicine.
Guanacos (pl. ) of Guanaco
Guaranty (n.) In law and common usage: An undertaking to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some contract or duty, of another, in case of the failure of such other to pay or perform; a guarantee; a warranty; a security.
Guaranty (n.) In law and common usage: To undertake or engage that another person shall perform (what he has stipulated); to undertake to be answerable for (the debt or default of another); to engage to answer for the performance of (some promise or duty by another) in case of a failure by the latter to perform; to undertake to secure (something) to another, as in the case of a contingency. See Guarantee, v. t.
Guardage (v. t.) Wardship
Guardant (v. t.) Acting as guardian.
Guardant (v. t.) Same as Gardant.
Guardant (n.) A guardian.
Guardful (a.) Cautions; wary; watchful.
Guardian (v. t.) One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.
Guardian (v. t.) One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs.
Guardian (a.) Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.
Guelphic (a.) Alt. of Guelfic
Gueparde (n.) The cheetah.
Guerilla (a.) See Guerrilla.
Guessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guess
Guessive (a.) Conjectural.
Guicowar (n.) [Mahratta g/ekw/r, prop., a cowherd.] The title of the sovereign of Guzerat, in Western India; -- generally called the Guicowar of Baroda, which is the capital of the country.
Guidable (a.) Capable of being guided; willing to be guided or counseled.
Guidance (n.) The act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading.
Guidguid (n.) A South American ant bird of the genus Hylactes; -- called also barking bird.
Guileful (a.) Full of guile; characterized by cunning, deceit, or treachery; guilty.
Guiltily (adv.) In a guilty manner.
Guirland (n.) See Garland.
Guitguit (n.) One of several species of small tropical American birds of the family Coerebidae, allied to the creepers; -- called also quit. See Quit.
Gullible (a.) Easily gulled; that may be duped.
Gullying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gully
Gulosity (n.) Excessive appetite; greediness; voracity.
Gumption (n.) Capacity; shrewdness; common sense.
Gumption (n.) The art of preparing colors.
Gumption (n.) Megilp.
Gunarchy (n.) See Gynarchy.
Gundelet (n.) See Gondola.
Gunflint (n.) A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the charge. It was in common use before the introduction of percussion caps.
Gunreach (n.) The reach or distance to which a gun will shoot; gunshot.
Gunsmith (n.) One whose occupation is to make or repair small firearms; an armorer.
Gunstick (n.) A stick to ram down the charge of a musket, etc.; a rammer or ramrod.
Gunstock (n.) The stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened.
Gunstome (n.) A cannon ball; -- so called because originally made of stone.
Gurgeons (n. pl.) See Grudgeons.
Gurgling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gurgle
Gurgoyle (n.) See Gargoyle.
Gustable (v.) Capable of being tasted; tastable.
Gustable (v.) Pleasant to the taste; toothsome; savory.
Gustable (n.) Anything that can be tasted.
Gustless (a.) Tasteless; insipid.
Guttated (a.) Besprinkled with drops, or droplike spots.
Guttered (imp. & p. p.) of Gutter
Guttifer (n.) A plant that exudes gum or resin.
Guttural (a.) Of or pertaining to the throat; formed in the throat; relating to, or characteristic of, a sound formed in the throat.
Guttural (n.) A sound formed in the throat; esp., a sound formed by the aid of the back of the tongue, much retracted, and the soft palate; also, a letter representing such a sound.
Gutturo- () A combining form denoting relation to the throat; as, gutturo-nasal, having both a guttural and a nasal character; gutturo-palatal.
Guzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guzzle
Huckster (n.) A retailer of small articles, of provisions, and the like; a peddler; a hawker.
Huckster (n.) A mean, trickish fellow.
Huckster (v. i.) To deal in small articles, or in petty bargains.
Huddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huddle
Huguenot (n.) A French Protestant of the period of the religious wars in France in the 16th century.
Humanate (a.) Indued with humanity.
Humanics (n.) The study of human nature.
Humanify (v. t.) To make human; to invest with a human personality; to incarnate.
Humanism (n.) Human nature or disposition; humanity.
Humanism (n.) The study of the humanities; polite learning.
Humanist (n.) One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title.
Humanist (n.) One who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature.
Humanist (n.) One versed in knowledge of human nature.
Humanity (n.) The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.
Humanity (n.) Mankind collectively; the human race.
Humanity (n.) The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.
Humanity (n.) Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.
Humanity (n.) The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.
Humanize (v. t.) To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize.
Humanize (v. t.) To give a human character or expression to.
Humanize (v. t.) To convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.
Humanize (v. i.) To become or be made more humane; to become civilized; to be ameliorated.
Humation (n.) Interment; inhumation.
Humbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humble
Humidity (n.) Moisture; dampness; a moderate degree of wetness, which is perceptible to the eye or touch; -- used especially of the atmosphere, or of anything which has absorbed moisture from the atmosphere, as clothing.
Humifuse (a.) Spread over the surface of the ground; procumbent.
Humility (n.) The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; low
Humility (n.) An act of submission or courtesy.
Hummeler (n.) One who, or a machine which, hummels.
Hummocky (a.) Abounding in hummocks.
Humoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humor
Humorism (n.) The theory founded on the influence which the humors were supposed to have in the production of disease; Galenism.
Humorism (n.) The manner or disposition of a humorist; humorousness.
Humorist (n.) One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors.
Humorist (n.) One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways.
Humorist (n.) One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll.
Humorize (v. t.) To humor.
Humorous (a.) Moist; humid; watery.
Humorous (a.) Subject to be governed by humor or caprice; irregular; capricious; whimsical.
Humorous (a.) Full of humor; jocular; exciting laughter; playful; as, a humorous story or author; a humorous aspect.
Humpback (n.) A crooked back; a humped back.
Humpback (n.) A humpbacked person; a hunchback.
Humpback (n.) Any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and M. osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is M. versabilis.
Humpback (n.) A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America.
Humpless (a.) Without a hump.
Humstrum (n.) An instrument out of tune or rudely constructed; music badly played.
Hunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunch
Hungered (imp. & p. p.) of Hunger
Hungered (a.) Hungry; pinched for food.
Hungerer (n.) One who hungers; one who longs.
Hungerly (a.) Wanting food; starved.
Hungerly (adv.) With keen appetite.
Hungrily (adv.) In a hungry manner; voraciously.
Huntress (n.) A woman who hunts or follows the chase; as, the huntress Diana.
Huntsmen (pl. ) of Huntsman
Huntsman (n.) One who hunts, or who practices hunting.
Huntsman (n.) The person whose office it is to manage the chase or to look after the hounds.
Hurdleed (imp. & p. p.) of Hurdle
Hurlbone (n.) See Whirlbone.
Hurlbone (n.) A bone near the middle of the buttock of a horse.
Hurlwind (n.) A whirlwind.
Huronian (a.) Of or pertaining to certain non-fossiliferous rocks on the borders of Lake Huron, which are supposed to correspond in time to the latter part of the Archaean age.
Hurrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurry
Hurtling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurtle
Hurtless (a.) Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.
Hustings (n. pl.) A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant.
Hustings (n. pl.) Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament.
Hustings (n. pl.) The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.
Hustling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hustle
Hutching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hutch
Huzzaing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huzza
Jubilant (a.) Uttering songs of triumph; shouting with joy; triumphant; exulting.
Jubilate (n.) The third Sunday after Easter; -- so called because the introit is the 66th Psalm, which, in the Latin version, begins with the words, "Jubilate Deo."
Jubilate (n.) A name of the 100th Psalm; -- so called from its opening word in the Latin version.
Jubilate (v. i.) To exult; to rejoice.
Judahite (n.) One of the tribe of Judah; a member of the kingdom of Judah; a Jew.
Judaical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jews.
Judaized (imp. & p. p.) of Judaize
Judaizer (n.) One who conforms to or inculcates Judaism; specifically, pl. (Ch. Hist.), those Jews who accepted Christianity but still adhered to the law of Moses and worshiped in the temple at Jerusalem.
Judgment (v. i.) The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.
Judgment (v. i.) The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
Judgment (v. i.) The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
Judgment (v. i.) The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.
Judgment (v. i.) That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: (1) Of individual objects forming a concept. (2) Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.
Judgment (v. i.) That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
Judgment (v. i.) A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
Judgment (v. i.) The final award; the last sentence.
Judicial (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to courts of justice, or to a judge; practiced or conformed to in the administration of justice; sanctioned or ordered by a court; as, judicial power; judicial proceedings; a judicial sale.
Judicial (a.) Fitted or apt for judging or deciding; as, a judicial mind.
Judicial (a.) Belonging to the judiciary, as distinguished from legislative, administrative, or executive. See Executive.
Judicial (a.) Judicious.
Jugement (n.) Judgment.
Juggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Juggle
Jugglery (n.) The art or act of a juggler; sleight of hand.
Jugglery (n.) Trickery; imposture; as, political jugglery.
Juggling (a.) Cheating; tricky.
Juggling (n.) Jugglery; underhand practice.
Jugulate (v. t.) To cut the throat of.
Julienne (n.) A kind of soup containing thin slices or shreds of carrots, onions, etc.
Juliform (a.) Having the shape or appearance of a julus or catkin.
Jumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jumble
Jumpweld (v. t.) See Buttweld, v. t.
Junction (n.) The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or detachments; the junction of paths.
Junction (n.) The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more
Juncture (n.) A joining; a union; an alliance.
Juncture (n.) The
Juncture (n.) A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency.
Junketed (imp. & p. p.) of Junket
Junartie (n.) Jeopardy.
Jurassic (a.) Of the age of the middle Mesozoic, including, as divided in England and Europe, the Lias, Oolite, and Wealden; -- named from certain rocks of the Jura mountains.
Jurassic (n.) The Jurassic period or formation; -- called also the Jura.
Juratory (a.) Relating to or comprising an oath; as, juratory caution.
Juristic (a.) Alt. of Juristical
Justicer (n.) One who administers justice; a judge.
Justling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Justle
Justness (n.) The quality of being just; conformity to truth, propriety, accuracy, exactness, and the like; justice; reasonableness; fairness; equity; as, justness of proportions; the justness of a description or representation; the justness of a cause.
Juvenile (a.) Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance.
Juvenile (a.) Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.
Juvenile (n.) A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly.
Kurilian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurile Islands, a chain of islands in the Pacific ocean, extending from the southern extremity of Kamschatka to Yesso.
Kurilian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of the Kurile Islands.
Lubberly (a.) Like a lubber; clumsy.
Lubberly (adv.) Clumsily; awkwardly.
Lubrical (a.) Having a smooth surface; slippery.
Lubrical (a.) Lascivious; wanton; lewd.
Lucchese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Lucca, in Tuscany; in the plural, the people of Lucca.
Lucernal (a.) Of or pertaining to a lamp.
Lucidity (n.) The quality or state of being lucid.
Luciform (a.) Having, in some respects, the nature of light; resembling light.
Luckless (a.) Being without luck; unpropitious; unfortunate; unlucky; meeting with ill success or bad fortune; as, a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.
Lucrific (a.) Producing profit; gainful.
Luculent (a.) Lucid; clear; transparent.
Luculent (a.) Clear; evident; luminous.
Luculent (a.) Bright; shining in beauty.
Ludibund (a.) Sportive.
Lukewarm (a.) Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent.
Lumachel (n.) Alt. of Lumachella
Lumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Lumber
Lumberer (n.) One employed in lumbering, cutting, and getting logs from the forest for lumber; a lumberman.
Luminant (a.) Luminous.
Luminary (n.) Any body that gives light, especially one of the heavenly bodies.
Luminary (n.) One who illustrates any subject, or enlightens mankind; as, Newton was a distinguished luminary.
Luminate (v. t.) To illuminate.
Luminous (a.) Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
Luminous (a.) Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.
Luminous (a.) Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.
Lumpfish (n.) A large, thick, clumsy, marine fish (Cyclopterus lumpus) of Europe and America. The color is usually translucent sea green, sometimes purplish. It has a dorsal row of spiny tubercles, and three rows on each side, but has no scales. The ventral fins unite and form a ventral sucker for adhesion to stones and seaweeds. Called also lumpsucker, cock-paddle, sea owl.
Lunacies (pl. ) of Lunacy
Lunarian (n.) An inhabitant of the moon.
Lunation (n.) The period of a synodic revolution of the moon, or the time from one new moon to the next; varying in length, at different times, from about 29/ to 29/ days, the average length being 29 d., 12h., 44m., 2.9s.
Lunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lunch
Luncheon (n.) A lump of food.
Luncheon (n.) A portion of food taken at any time except at a regular meal; an informal or light repast, as between breakfast and dinner.
Luncheon (v. i.) To take luncheon.
Lungfish (n.) Any fish belonging to the Dipnoi; -- so called because they have both lungs and gills.
Lungless (a.) Being without lungs.
Lungworm (n.) Any one of several species of parasitic nematoid worms which infest the lungs and air passages of cattle, sheep, and other animals, often proving fatal. The lungworm of cattle (Strongylus micrurus) and that of sheep (S. filaria) are the best known.
Lungwort (n.) An herb of the genus Pulmonaria (P. officinalis), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung.
Lungwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Mertensia (esp. M. Virginica and M. Sibirica) plants nearly related to Pulmonaria. The American lungwort is Mertensia Virginica, Virginia cowslip.
Luniform (a.) Resembling the moon in shape.
Lunulate (a.) Alt. of Lunulated
Lunulite (n.) Any bryozoan of the genus Lunulites, having a more or less circular form.
Lupercal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lupercalia.
Lupercal (n.) A grotto on the Palatine Hill sacred to Lupercus, the Lycean Pan.
Lupinine (n.) An alkaloid found in several species of lupine (Lupinus luteus, L. albus, etc.), and extracted as a bitter crystal
Lurching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lurch
Luscious (a.) Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich.
Luscious (a.) Cloying; fulsome.
Luscious (a.) Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.
Lushburg (n.) See Lussheburgh.
Lustring () of Lustre
Lustless (a.) Lacking vigor; weak; spiritless.
Lustless (a.) Free from sexual lust.
Lustrate (v. t.) To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify.
Lustring (n.) A kind of glossy silk fabric. See Lutestring.
Lustrous (a.) Bright; shining; luminous.
Lustrums (pl. ) of Lustrum
Lustwort (n.) See Sundew.
Lutanist (n.) A person that plays on the lute.
Lutation (n.) The act or method of luting vessels.
Lutenist (n.) Same as Lutanist.
Luteolin (n.) A yellow dyestuff obtained from the foliage of the dyer's broom (Reseda luteola).
Lutheran (a.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.
Lutheran (n.) One who accepts or adheres to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.
Lutidine (n.) Any one of several metameric alkaloids, C5H3N.(CH3)2, of the pyridine series, obtained from bone oil as liquids, and having peculiar pungent odors. These alkaloids are also called respectively dimethyl pyridine, ethyl pyridine, etc.
Lutulent (a.) Muddy; turbid; thick.
Luxating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Luxate
Luxation (n.) The act of luxating, or the state of being luxated; a dislocation.
Luxurist (n.) One given to luxury.
Luxuries (pl. ) of Luxury
Mucamide (n.) The acid amide of mucic acid, obtained as a white crystal
Muchness (n.) Greatness; extent.
Muchwhat (adv.) Nearly; almost; much.
Muciform (a.) Resembling mucus; having the character or appearance of mucus.
Mucilage (n.) A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.
Mucilage (n.) An aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening envelopes.
Mucivore (n.) An insect which feeds on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe Mucivora.
Muckerer (n.) A miser; a niggard.
Muckworm (n.) A larva or grub that lives in muck or manure; -- applied to the larvae of the tumbledung and allied beetles.
Muckworm (n.) One who scrapes together money by mean labor and devices; a miser.
Mucocele (n.) An enlargement or protrusion of the mucous membrane of the lachrymal passages, or dropsy of the lachrymal sac, dependent upon catarrhal inflammation of the latter.
Muconate (n.) A salt of muconic acid.
Mucosity (n.) The quality or state of being mucous or slimy; mucousness.
Muculent (a.) Slimy; moist, and moderately viscous.
Muddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muddle
Muddying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muddy
Muffetee (n.) A small muff worn over the wrist.
Muffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muffle
Mughouse (n.) An alehouse; a pothouse.
Mugiency (n.) A bellowing.
Mugiloid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Mugil, or family Mugilidae.
Mulberry (n.) The berry or fruit of any tree of the genus Morus; also, the tree itself. See Morus.
Mulberry (n.) A dark pure color, like the hue of a black mulberry.
Mulching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mulch
Mulcting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mulct
Mulctary (a.) Alt. of Mulctuary
Muleteer (n.) One who drives mules.
Mulewort (n.) A fern of the genus Hemionitis.
Mulierly (adv.) In the manner or condition of a mulier; in wedlock; legitimately.
Mulierty (n.) Condition of being a mulier; position of one born in lawful wedlock.
Multeity (n.) Multiplicity.
Multifid (a.) Having many segments; cleft into several parts by
Multiped (n.) An insect having many feet, as a myriapod.
Multiped (a.) Having many feet.
Multiple (a.) Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts.
Multiple (n.) A quantity containing another quantity a number of times without a remainder.
Multiply (v. t.) To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.
Multiply (v. t.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication.
Multiply (v. t.) To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy.
Multiply (v. i.) To become greater in number; to become numerous.
Multiply (v. i.) To increase in extent and influence; to spread.
Multiply (v. i.) To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy.
Mumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mumble
Mumbling (a.) Low; indistinct; inarticulate.
Mummying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mummy
Munching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Munch
Mungcorn (n.) Same as Mangcorn.
Mungoose (n.) Alt. of Mungoos
Muniment (n.) The act of supporting or defending.
Muniment (n.) That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance.
Muniment (n.) A record; the evidences or writings whereby a man is enabled to defend the title to his estate; title deeds and papers.
Munition (n.) Fortification; stronghold.
Munition (n.) Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.
Murenoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Muraena, or family Muraenidae.
Murdered (imp. & p. p.) of Murder
Murderer (n.) One guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice.
Murderer (n.) A small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship's decks of boarders; -- called also murdering piece.
Murdress (n.) A battlement in ancient fortifications with interstices for firing through.
Murenger (n.) One who had charge of the wall of a town, or its repairs.
Murexide (n.) A crystal
Murexoin (n.) A complex nitrogenous compound obtained as a scarlet crystal
Muriated (a.) Put in brine.
Muriated (a.) Combined or impregnated with muriatic or hydrochloric acid.
Muriated (a.) Prepared with chloride of silver through the agency of common salt.
Muriatic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sea salt, or from chlorine, one of the constituents of sea salt; hydrochloric.
Muricate (a.) Alt. of Muricated
Muricoid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Murex, or family Muricidae.
Muriform (a.) Resembling courses of bricks or stones in squareness and regular arrangement; as, a muriform variety of cellular tissue.
Muringer (n.) See Murenger.
Murmured (imp. & p. p.) of Murmur
Murmurer (n.) One who murmurs.
Murnival (n.) In the game of gleek, four cards of the same value, as four aces or four kings; hence, four of anything.
Murrayin (n.) A glucoside found in the flowers of a plant (Murraya exotica) of South Asia, and extracted as a white amorphous slightly bitter substance.
Murrelet (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genera Synthliboramphus and Brachyramphus, inhabiting the North Pacific. They are closely related to the murres.
Murrhine (a.) Made of the stone or material called by the Romans murrha; -- applied to certain costly vases of great beauty and delicacy used by the luxurious in Rome as wine cups; as, murrhine vases, cups, vessels.
Muscadel (n.) See Muscatel, n.
Muscales (n. pl.) An old name for mosses in the widest sense, including the true mosses and also hepaticae and sphagna.
Muscarin (n.) A solid crystal
Muscatel (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, or derived from, a muscat grapes or similar grapes; a muscatel grapes; muscatel wine, etc.
Muscatel (n.) A common name for several varieties of rich sweet wine, made in Italy, Spain, and France.
Muscatel (n.) Finest raisins, dried on the vine; "sun raisins."
Muscling (n.) Exhibition or representation of the muscles.
Muscular (a.) Of or pertaining to a muscle, or to a system of muscles; consisting of, or constituting, a muscle or muscles; as, muscular fiber.
Muscular (a.) Performed by, or dependent on, a muscle or the muscles.
Muscular (a.) Well furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong; powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm.
Musculin (n.) See Syntonin.
Museless (a.) Unregardful of the Muses; disregarding the power of poetry; unpoetical.
Mushroom (n.) An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn.
Mushroom (n.) Any large fungus, especially one of the genus Agaricus; a toadstool. Several species are edible; but many are very poisonous.
Mushroom (n.) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.
Mushroom (a.) Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
Mushroom (a.) Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.
Musicale (n.) A social musical party.
Musician (n.) One skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer, or performer on a musical instrument.
Musingly (adv.) In a musing manner.
Muskadel (n.) See Muscadel.
Musketry (n.) Muskets, collectively.
Musketry (n.) The fire of muskets.
Muskwood (n.) The wood of a West Indian tree of the Mahogany family (Moschoxylum Swartzii).
Muskwood (n.) The wood of an Australian tree (Eurybia argophylla).
Musquash (n.) See Muskrat.
Musquito (n.) See Mosquito.
Mustache (n.) That part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair left growing above the mouth.
Mustache (n.) A West African monkey (Cercopithecus cephus). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose.
Mustache (n.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird.
Mustacho (n.) A mustache.
Mustaiba (n.) A close-grained, neavy wood of a brownish color, brought from Brazil, and used in turning, for making the handles of tools, and the like.
Mustered (imp. & p. p.) of Muster
Mutacism (n.) See Mytacism.
Mutandum (n.) A thing which is to be changed; something which must be altered; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Mutation (n.) Change; alteration, either in form or qualities.
Muteness (n.) The quality or state of being mute; speechlessness.
Muticous (a.) Without a point or pointed process; blunt.
Mutilate (a.) Deprived of, or having lost, an important part; mutilated.
Mutilate (a.) Having finlike appendages or flukes instead of legs, as a cetacean.
Mutilate (n.) A cetacean, or a sirenian.
Mutilate (v. t.) To cut off or remove a limb or essential part of; to maim; to cripple; to hack; as, to mutilate the body, a statue, etc.
Mutilate (v. t.) To destroy or remove a material part of, so as to render imperfect; as, to mutilate the orations of Cicero.
Mutilous (a.) Mutilated; defective; imperfect.
Mutineer (n.) One guilty of mutiny.
Mutinous (a.) Disposed to mutiny; in a state of mutiny; characterized by mutiny; seditious; insubordinate.
Mutinies (pl. ) of Mutiny
Mutinied (imp. & p. p.) of Mutiny
Muttered (imp. & p. p.) of Mutter
Mutterer (n.) One who mutters.
Mutually (adv.) In a mutual manner.
Muzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muzzle
Nubecula (n.) A nebula.
Nubecula (n.) Specifically, the Magellanic clouds.
Nubecula (n.) A slight spot on the cornea.
Nubecula (n.) A cloudy object or appearance in urine.
Nubilate (v. t.) To cloud.
Nubility (n.) The state of being marriageable.
Nubilose (a.) Alt. of Nubilous
Nubilous (a.) Cloudy.
Nucament (n.) A catkin or ament; the flower cluster of the hazel, pine, willow, and the like.
Nucellus (n.) See Nucleus, 3 (a).
Nuciform (a.) Shaped like a nut; nut-shaped.
Nucleate (a.) Having a nucleus; nucleated.
Nucleate (v. t.) To gather, as about a nucleus or center.
Nucleole (n.) The nucleus within a nucleus; nucleolus.
Nucleoli (pl. ) of Nucleolus
Nudation (n.) The act of stripping, or making bare or naked.
Nudicaul (a.) Having the stems leafless.
Nudities (pl. ) of Nudity
Nugacity (n.) Futility; trifling talk or behavior; drollery.
Nugation (n.) The act or practice of trifling.
Nugatory (a.) Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.
Nugatory (a.) Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.
Nuisance (n.) That which annoys or gives trouble and vexation; that which is offensive or noxious.
Numbered (imp. & p. p.) of Number
Numberer (n.) One who numbers.
Numbfish (n.) The torpedo, which numbs by the electric shocks which it gives.
Numbless (n. pl.) See Nombles.
Numbness (n.) The condition of being numb; that state of a living body in which it loses, wholly or in part, the power of feeling or motion.
Numerary (a.) Belonging to a certain number; counting as one of a collection or body.
Numerate (v.) To divide off and read according to the rules of numeration; as, to numerate a row of figures.
Numerist (n.) One who deals in numbers.
Numerous (a.) Consisting of a great number of units or individual objects; being many; as, a numerous army.
Numerous (a.) Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical; measured and counted; melodious; musical.
Numidian (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Numidia in Northern Africa.
Nummular (a.) Alt. of Nummulary
Numskull (n.) A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.
Nunchion (v. i.) A portion of food taken at or after noon, usually between full meals; a luncheon.
Nunciate (n.) One who announces; a messenger; a nuncio.
Nundinal (n.) A nundinal letter.
Nundinal (a.) Alt. of Nundinary
Nuptials (pl. ) of Nuptial
Nursling (n.) One who, or that which, is nursed; an infant; a fondling.
Nurtured (imp. & p. p.) of Nurture
Nutation (n.) The act of nodding.
Nutation (n.) A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.
Nutation (n.) The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.
Nutation (n.) Circumnutation.
Nuthatch (n.) Any one of several species of birds of the genus Sitta, as the European species (Sitta Europaea). The white-breasted nuthatch (S. Caro
Nutrient (a.) Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth.
Nutrient (n.) Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth.
Nutshell (n.) The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is inclosed.
Nutshell (n.) Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.
Nutshell (n.) A shell of the genus Nucula.
Nuzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nuzzle
Ouistiti (n.) See Wistit.
Oulachan (n.) Same as Eulachon.
Ourology (n.) See Urology.
Outargue (v. t.) To surpass or conquer in argument.
Outbleat (v. t.) To surpass in bleating.
Outblown (a.) Inflated with wind.
Outblush (v. t.) To exceed in blushing; to surpass in rosy color.
Outboard (a. & adv.) Beyond or outside of the
Outbound (a.) Outward bound.
Outbowed (a.) Convex; curved outward.
Outbrave (v. t.) To excel in bravery o/ in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity
Outbrave (v. t.) To excel in magnificence or come
Outbreak (n.) A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection.
Outbribe (v. t.) To surpass in bribing.
Outbring (v. t.) To bring or bear out.
Outbuilt (imp. & p. p.) of Outbuild
Outbuild (v. t.) To exceed in building, or in durability of building.
Outburst (n.) A bursting forth.
Outcheat (v. t.) To exceed in cheating.
Outclimb (v. t.) To climb bevond; to surpass in climbing.
Outcourt (n.) An outer or exterior court.
Outcrier (n.) One who cries out or proclaims; a herald or crier.
Outdated (a.) Being out of date; antiquated.
Outdoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outdo
Outdoors (adv.) Abread; out of the house; out of doors.
Outdream (v. t.) To pass, or escape, while dreaming.
Outdrink (v. t.) To exceed in drinking.
Outdwell (v. t.) To dwell or stay beyond.
Outfaced (imp. & p. p.) of Outface
Outfeast (v. t.) To exceed in feasting.
Outfield (n.) Arable land which has been or is being exhausted. See Infield, 1.
Outfield (n.) A field beyond, or separated from, the inclosed land about the homestead; an uninclosed or unexplored tract. Also used figuratively.
Outfield (n.) The part of the field beyond the diamond, or infield. It is occupied by the fielders.
Outfield (n.) The part of the field farthest from the batsman.
Outflank (v. t.) To go beyond, or be superior to, on the flank; to pass around or turn the flank or flanks of.
Outfling (n.) A gibe; a contemptuous remark.
Outflown (p. p.) of Outfly
Outfrown (v. t.) To frown down; to overbear by frowning.
Outgoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outgo
Outgoing (n.) The act or the state of going out.
Outgoing (n.) That which goes out; outgo; outlay.
Outgoing (n.) The extreme limit; the place of ending.
Outgoing (a.) Going out; departing; as, the outgoing administration; an outgoing steamer.
Outgrown (p. p.) of Outgrow
Outguard (n.) A guard or small body of troops at a distance from the main body of an army, to watch for the approach of an enemy; hence, anything for defense placed at a distance from the thing to be defended.
Outhouse (n.) A small house or building at a little distance from the main house; an outbuilding.
Outknave (v. t.) To surpass in knavery.
Outlabor (v. t.) To surpass in laboring.
Outlaugh (v. t.) To surpass or outdo in laughing.
Outlaugh (v. t.) To laugh (one) out of a purpose, principle, etc.; to discourage or discomfit by laughing; to laugh down.
Outlawed (imp. & p. p.) of Outlaw
Outlawry (n.) The act of outlawing; the putting a man out of the protection of law, or the process by which a man (as an absconding criminal) is deprived of that protection.
Outlawry (n.) The state of being an outlaw.
Outlearn (v. t.) To excel or surpass in learing.
Outlearn (v. t.) To learn out [i. e., completely, utterly]; to exhaust knowledge of.
Outlived (imp. & p. p.) of Outlive
Outliver (n.) One who outlives.
Outloose (n.) A loosing from; an escape; an outlet; an evasion.
Outlying (a.) Lying or being at a distance from the central part, or the main body; being on, or beyond, the frontier; exterior; remote; detached.
Outmarch (v. t.) To surpass in marching; to march faster than, or so as to leave behind.
Outmount (v. t.) To mount above.
Outnoise (v. t.) To exceed in noise; to surpass in noisiness.
Outpoise (v. t.) To outweigh.
Outpower (v. t.) To excel in power; to overpover.
Outprize (v. t.) To prize beyong value, or in excess; to exceed in value.
Outragen (imp. & p. p.) of Outrage
Outrance (n.) The utmost or last extremity.
Outreach (v. t.) To reach beyond.
Outreign (v. t.) To go beyond in reigning; to reign through the whole of, or longer than.
Outrider (n.) A summoner whose office is to cite men before the sheriff.
Outrider (n.) One who rides out on horseback.
Outrider (n.) A servant on horseback attending a carriage.
Outright (adv.) Immediately; without delay; at once; as, he was killed outright.
Outright (adv.) Completely; utterly.
Outrival (v. t.) To surpass in a rivalry.
Outscent (v. t.) To exceed in odor.
Outscold (v. t.) To exceed in scolding.
Outscorn (v. t.) To confront, or subdue, with greater scorn.
Outscout (v. t.) To overpower by disdain; to outface.
Outshine (v. i.) To shine forth.
Outshine (v. t.) To excel in splendor.
Outshoot (v. t.) To exceed or excel in shooting; to shoot beyond.
Outsider (n.) One not belonging to the concern, institution, party, etc., spoken of; one disconnected in interest or feeling.
Outsider (n.) A locksmith's pinchers for grasping the point of a key in the keyhole, to open a door from the outside when the key is inside.
Outsider (n.) A horse which is not a favorite in the betting.
Outskirt (n.) A part remote from the center; outer edge; border; -- usually in the plural; as, the outskirts of a town.
Outsleep (v. t.) To exceed in sleeping.
Outslide (v. i.) To slide outward, onward, or forward; to advance by sliding.
Outsound (v. t.) To surpass in sounding.
Outspeak (v. t.) To exceed in speaking.
Outspeak (v. t.) To speak openly or boldly.
Outspeak (v. t.) To express more than.
Outspeed (v. t.) To excel in speed.
Outspend (n.) Outlay; expenditure.
Outsport (v. t.) To exceed in sporting.
Outstand (v. i.) To stand out, or project, from a surface or mass; hence, to remain standing out.
Outstand (v. t.) To resist effectually; to withstand; to sustain without yielding.
Outstand (v. t.) To stay beyond.
Outstare (v. t.) To excel or overcome in staring; to face down.
Outstart (v. i.) To start out or up.
Outstorm (v. t.) To exceed in storming.
Outstrip (v. t.) To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behing.
Outswear (v. t.) To exceed in swearing.
Outswell (v. t.) To exceed in swelling.
Outswell (v. t.) To swell beyond; to overflow.
Outtaken (p. p.) or prep. Excepted; save.
Outthrow (v. t.) To throw out.
Outthrow (v. t.) To excel in throwing, as in ball playing.
Outtwine (v. t.) To disentangle.
Outvalue (v. t.) To exceed in value.
Outvenom (v. t.) To exceed in venom.
Outvoice (v. t.) To exceed in noise.
Outwards (adv.) From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward.
Outwards (adv.) See Outward, adv.
Outwatch (v. t.) To exceed in watching.
Outweary (v. t.) To weary out.
Outweigh (v. t.) To exceed in weight or value.
Outwhore (v. t.) To exceed in lewdness.
Outworth (v. t.) To exceed in worth.
Outwrest (v. t.) To extort; to draw from or forth by violence.
Outwrite (v. t.) To exceed or excel in writing.
Publican (n.) A farmer of the taxes and public revenues; hence, a collector of toll or tribute. The inferior officers of this class were often oppressive in their exactions, and were regarded with great detestation.
Publican (n.) The keeper of an inn or public house; one licensed to retail beer, spirits, or wine.
Publicly (adv.) With exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; openly; as, property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a declaration publicly made.
Publicly (adv.) In the name of the community.
Pucelage (n.) Virginity.
Puckball (n.) A puffball.
Puckered (imp. & p. p.) of Pucker
Puckerer (n.) One who, or that which, puckers.
Puckfist (n.) A puffball.
Puddered (imp. & p. p.) of Pudder
Puddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puddle
Puddling (n.) The process of working clay, loam, pulverized ore, etc., with water, to render it compact, or impervious to liquids; also, the process of rendering anything impervious to liquids by means of puddled material.
Puddling (n.) Puddle. See Puddle, n., 2.
Puddling (n.) The art or process of converting cast iron into wrought iron or steel by subjecting it to intense heat and frequent stirring in a reverberatory furnace in the presence of oxidizing substances, by which it is freed from a portion of its carbon and other impurities.
Pudendal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pudenda, or pudendum.
Pudendum (n.) The external organs of generation, especially of the female; the vulva.
Pudicity (n.) Modesty; chastity.
Puffball (n.) A kind of ball-shaped fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; -- called also bullfist, bullfice, puckfist, puff, and puffin.
Puff-leg (n.) Any one of numerous species of beautiful humming birds of the genus Eriocnemis having large tufts of downy feathers on the legs.
Puggered (a.) Puckered.
Pugilism (n.) The practice of boxing, or fighting with the fist.
Pugilist (n.) One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
Pug nose () A short, thick nose; a snubnose.
Puissant (a.) Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire.
Pulicene (a.) Pertaining to, or abounding in, fleas; pulicose.
Pulicose (a.) Alt. of Pulicous
Pulicous (a.) Abounding with fleas.
Pulingly (adv.) With whining or complaint.
Pullback (n.) That which holds back, or causes to recede; a drawback; a hindrance.
Pullback (n.) The iron hook fixed to a casement to pull it shut, or to hold it party open at a fixed point.
Pulmonic (a.) Relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary.
Pulmonic (n.) A pulmonic medicine.
Pulpited (a.) Placed in a pulpit.
Pulpiter (n.) A preacher.
Pulpitry (n.) The teaching of the pulpit; preaching.
Pulsated (imp. & p. p.) of Pulsate
Pulsator (n.) A beater; a striker.
Pulsator (n.) That which beats or throbs in working.
Pulsific (a.) Exciting the pulse; causing pulsation.
Pultesse (n.) Alt. of Pultise
Pulvillo (n.) A kind of perfume in the form of a powder, formerly much used, -- often in little bags.
Pulvilli (pl. ) of Pulvillus
Pulvinar (n.) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.
Pulvinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the decomposition of vulpinic acid, as a white crystal
Pumicate (v. t.) To make smooth with pumice.
Punching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Punch
Puncheon (n.) A figured stamp, die, or punch, used by goldsmiths, cutlers, etc.
Puncheon (n.) A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud.
Puncheon (n.) A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed; as, a floor made of puncheons.
Puncheon (n.) A cask containing, sometimes 84, sometimes 120, gallons.
Punction (n.) A puncturing, or pricking; a puncture.
Punctist (n.) A punctator.
Punctual (a.) Consisting in a point; limited to a point; unextended.
Punctual (a.) Observant of nice points; punctilious; precise.
Punctual (a.) Appearing or done at, or adhering exactly to, a regular or an appointed time; precise; prompt; as, a punctual man; a punctual payment.
Puncture (n.) The act of puncturing; perforating with something pointed.
Puncture (n.) A small hole made by a point; a slight wound, bite, or sting; as, the puncture of a nail, needle, or pin.
Puncture (v. t.) To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin.
Pungence (n.) Pungency.
Pungency (n.) The quality or state of being pungent or piercing; keenness; sharpness; piquancy; as, the pungency of ammonia.
Punicial (a.) Of a bright red or purple color.
Puniness (n.) The quality or state of being puny; littleness; pettiness; feebleness.
Punished (imp. & p. p.) of Punish
Punisher (n.) One who inflicts punishment.
Punition (n.) Punishment.
Punitive (a.) Of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice.
Punitory (a.) Punishing; tending to punishment; punitive.
Punkling (n.) A young strumpet.
Pupation (n.) the act of becoming a pupa.
Pupilage (n.) The state of being a pupil.
Pupipara (n. pl.) A division of Diptera in which the young are born in a stage like the pupa. It includes the sheep tick, horse tick, and other parasites. Called also Homaloptera.
Pupivora (n. pl.) A group of parasitic Hymenoptera, including the ichneumon flies, which destroy the larvae and pupae of insects.
Puplican (n.) Publican.
Puppetry (n.) Action or appearance resembling that of a puppet, or puppet show; hence, mere form or show; affectation.
Puppying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puppy
Puppyish (a.) Like a puppy.
Puppyism (n.) Extreme meanness, affectation, conceit, or impudence.
Purblind (a.) Wholly blind.
Purblind (a.) Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a purblind mole.
Purchase (v. t.) To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
Purchase (v. t.) To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.
Purchase (v. t.) To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.
Purchase (v. t.) To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
Purchase (v. t.) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance.
Purchase (v. t.) To buy for a price.
Purchase (v. t.) To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon.
Purchase (v. i.) To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
Purchase (v. i.) To acquire wealth or property.
Purchase (v. t.) The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything.
Purchase (v. t.) The act of seeking and acquiring property.
Purchase (v. t.) The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
Purchase (v. t.) That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
Purchase (v. t.) That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
Purchase (v. t.) Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained.
Purchase (v. t.) Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
Pureness (n.) The state of being pure (in any sense of the adjective).
Purfling (n.) Ornamentation on the border of a thing; specifically, the inlaid border of a musical instrument, as a violin.
Purifier (n.) One who, or that which, purifies or cleanses; a cleanser; a refiner.
Puriform (a.) In the form of pus.
Purified (imp. & p. p.) of Purify
Puristic (a.) Alt. of Puristical
Purparty (n.) A share, part, or portion of an estate allotted to a coparcener.
Purpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purple
Purplish (a.) Somewhat purple.
Purposed (imp. & p. p.) of Purpose
Purposer (n.) One who brings forward or proposes anything; a proposer.
Purposer (n.) One who forms a purpose; one who intends.
Purprise (n.) A close or inclosure; the compass of a manor.
Purpuric (a.) Of or pertaining to purpura.
Purpuric (a.) Pertaining to or designating, a nitrogenous acid contained in uric acid. It is not known in the pure state, but forms well-known purple-red compounds (as murexide), whence its name.
Purpurin (n.) A dyestuff resembling alizarin, found in madder root, and extracted as an orange or red crystal
Purseful (n.) All that is, or can be, contained in a purse; enough to fill a purse.
Purslain (n.) Same as Purslane.
Purslane (n.) An annual plant (Portulaca oleracea), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads, garnishing, and pickling.
Pursuant (a.) Acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of.
Pursuant (adv.) Alt. of Pursuantly
Pursuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pursue
Purulent (a.) Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation.
Purveyed (imp. & p. p.) of Purvey
Purveyor (n.) One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.
Purveyor (n.) An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king's household.
Purveyor (n.) a procurer; a pimp; a bawd.
Puseyism (n.) The principles of Dr. Pusey and others at Oxford, England, as exhibited in various publications, esp. in a series which appeared from 1833 to 1841, designated " Tracts for the Times;" tractarianism. See Tractarianism.
Puseyite (a.) Of or pertaining to Puseyism.
Puseyite (n.) One who holds the principles of Puseyism; -- often used opprobriously.
Pustular (a.) Of or pertaining to pustules; as, pustular prominences; pustular eruptions.
Pustular (a.) Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustulate.
Putanism (n.) Habitual lewdness or prostitution of a woman; harlotry.
Putative (a.) Commonly thought or deemed; supposed; reputed; as, the putative father of a child.
Putchuck (n.) Same as Pachak.
Putidity (n.) Alt. of Putidness
Puttered (imp. & p. p.) of Putter
Puttying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Putty
Puzzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puzzle
Puzzolan (n.) Alt. of Puzzolana
Qua-bird (n.) The American night heron. See under Night.
Quacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quack
Quackery (n.) The acts, arts, or boastful pretensions of a quack; false pretensions to any art; empiricism.
Quackish (a.) Like a quack; boasting; characterized by quackery.
Quackism (n.) Quackery.
Quackled (imp. & p. p.) of Quackle
Quadrans (n.) A fourth part of the coin called an as. See 3d As, 2.
Quadrans (n.) The fourth of a penny; a farthing. See Cur.
Quadrant (n.) The fourth part; the quarter.
Quadrant (n.) The quarter of a circle, or of the circumference of a circle, an arc of 90!, or one subtending a right angle at the center.
Quadrant (n.) One of the four parts into which a plane is divided by the coordinate axes. The upper right-hand part is the first quadrant; the upper left-hand part the second; the lower left-hand part the third; and the lower right-hand part the fourth quadrant.
Quadrant (n.) An instrument for measuring altitudes, variously constructed and mounted for different specific uses in astronomy, surveying, gunnery, etc., consisting commonly of a graduated arc of 90!, with an index or vernier, and either plain or telescopic sights, and usually having a plumb
Quadrate (a.) Having four equal sides, the opposite sides parallel, and four right angles; square.
Quadrate (a.) Produced by multiplying a number by itself; square.
Quadrate (a.) Square; even; balanced; equal; exact.
Quadrate (a.) Squared; suited; correspondent.
Quadrate (a.) A plane surface with four equal sides and four right angles; a square; hence, figuratively, anything having the out
Quadrate (a.) An aspect of the heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90!, or the quarter of a circle; quartile. See the Note under Aspect, 6.
Quadrate (a.) The quadrate bone.
Quadrate (a.) To square; to agree; to suit; to correspond; -- followed by with.
Quadrate (v. t.) To adjust (a gun) on its carriage; also, to train (a gun) for horizontal firing.
Quadriga (n.) A car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
Quadroon (n.) The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded.
Quaestor (n.) Same as Questor.
Quaffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quaff
Quagmire (n.) Soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet.
Qualling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quail
Quaintly (adv.) In a quaint manner.
Quakerly (a.) Resembling Quakers; Quakerlike; Quakerish.
Quakness (n.) The state of being quaky; liability to quake.
Qualmish (a.) Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea or sickly languor; inc
Quandary (n.) A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.
Quandary (v. t.) To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty.
Quandong (n.) The edible drupaceous fruit of an Australian tree (Fusanus acuminatus) of the Sandalwood family; -- called also quandang.
Quantity (v. t.) To modify or qualify with respect to quantity; to fix or express the quantity of; to rate.
Quantity (n.) The attribute of being so much, and not more or less; the property of being measurable, or capable of increase and decrease, multiplication and division; greatness; and more concretely, that which answers the question "How much?"; measure in regard to bulk or amount; determinate or comparative dimensions; measure; amount; bulk; extent; size.
Quantity (n.) The extent or extension of a general conception, that is, the number of species or individuals to which it may be applied; also, its content or comprehension, that is, the number of its constituent qualities, attributes, or relations.
Quantity (n.) The measure of a syllable; that which determines the time in which it is pronounced; as, the long or short quantity of a vowel or syllable.
Quantity (n.) The relative duration of a tone.
Quantity (n.) That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially (Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable.
Quantity (n.) A determinate or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in quantities, that is, in large quantities.
Quarried (a.) Provided with prey.
Quarrier (n.) A worker in a stone quarry.
Quarries (pl. ) of Quarry
Quarried (imp. & p. p.) of Quarry
Quartane (n.) Butane, each molecule of which has four carbon atoms.
Quartene (n.) Same as Butylene.
Quartter (v. t.) To divide into four equal parts.
Quartter (v. t.) To divide; to separate into parts or regions.
Quartter (v. t.) To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers.
Quartter (v. t.) To furnish as a portion; to allot.
Quartter (v. t.) To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and mother the right to bear arms.
Quartern (n.) A quarter. Specifically: (a) The fourth part of a pint; a gill. (b) The fourth part of a peck, or of a stone (14 ibs.).
Quartern (n.) A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds; -- called also quartern loaf.
Quartile (n.) Same as Quadrate.
Quartine (n.) A supposed fourth integument of an ovule, counting from the outside.
Quashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quash
Quateron (n.) See 2d Quarteron.
Quatorze (n.) The four aces, kings, queens, knaves, or tens, in the game of piquet; -- so called because quatorze counts as fourteen points.
Quatrain (n.) A stanza of four
Quavered (imp. & p. p.) of Quaver
Quaverer (n.) One who quavers; a warbler.
Queasily (adv.) In a queasy manner.
Quebrith (n.) Sulphur.
Queening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Queen
Queendom (n.) The dominion, condition, or character of a queen.
Queening (n.) Any one of several kinds of apples, as summer queening, scarlet queening, and early queening. An apple called the queening was cultivated in England two hundred years ago.
Queerish (a.) Rather queer; somewhat singular.
Quelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quell
Quemeful (a.) Kindly; merciful.
Quenched (imp. & p. p.) of Quench
Quencher (n.) One who, or that which, quenches.
Quenelle (n.) A kind of delicate forcemeat, commonly poached and used as a dish by itself or for garnishing.
Quercite (n.) A white crystal
Querying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Query
Questant (n.) One who undertakes a quest; a seeker.
Question (n.) The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.
Question (n.) Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.
Question (n.) Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
Question (n.) That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
Question (n.) Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.
Question (n.) Talk; conversation; speech; speech.
Question (n.) To ask questions; to inquire.
Question (n.) To argue; to converse; to dispute.
Question (v. t.) To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
Question (v. t.) To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
Question (v. t.) To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.
Question (v. t.) To talk to; to converse with.
Questmen (pl. ) of Questman
Questman (n.) One legally empowered to make quest of certain matters, esp. of abuses of weights and measures.
Questman (n.) A churchwarden's assistant; a sidesman.
Questman (n.) A collector of parish rents.
Quibbled (imp. & p. p.) of Quibble
Quibbler (n.) One who quibbles; a caviler; also, a punster.
Quickens (n.) Quitch grass.
Quickset (n.) A living plant set to grow, esp. when set for a hedge; specifically, the hawthorn.
Quickset (a.) Made of quickset.
Quickset (v. t.) To plant with living shrubs or trees for a hedge; as, to quickset a ditch.
Quiddany (n.) A confection of quinces, in consistency between a sirup and marmalade.
Quiddity (n.) The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity, of a thing; that which answers the question, Quid est? or, What is it?
Quiddity (n.) A trifling nicety; a cavil; a quibble.
Quiddled (imp. & p. p.) of Quiddle
Quiddler (n.) One who wastes his energy about trifles.
Quidnunc (n.) One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows, or pretends to know, all that is going on.
Quiesced (imp. & p. p.) of Quiesce
Quieting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiet
Quietage (n.) Quietness.
Quietism (n.) Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.
Quietism (n.) The system of the Quietists, who maintained that religion consists in the withdrawal of the mind from worldly interests and anxieties and its constant employment in the passive contemplation of God and his attributes.
Quietist (n.) One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See Quietism.
Quietude (n.) Rest; repose; quiet; tranquillity.
Quilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quill
Quilling (n.) A band of
Quilling (n.) One of the rounded plaits or flutings of such a band.
Quilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quilt
Quilting (n.) The act of stitching or running in patterns, as in making a quilt.
Quilting (n.) A quilting bee. See Bee, 2.
Quilting (n.) The material used for making quilts.
Quilting (n.) A coating of strands of rope for a water vessel.
Quinazol (n.) A complex nitrogenous base related to cinno
Quincunx (n.) An arrangement of things by fives in a square or a rectangle, one being placed at each corner and one in the middle; especially, such an arrangement of trees repeated indefinitely, so as to form a regular group with rows running in various directions.
Quincunx (n.) The position of planets when distant from each other five signs, or 150!.
Quincunx (n.) A quincuncial arrangement, as of the parts of a flower in aestivation. See Quincuncial, 2.
Quindism (n.) A fifteenth.
Quinible (n.) An interval of a fifth; also, a part sung with such intervals.
Quininic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous acid obtained as a yellow crystal
Quinogen (n.) A hypothetical radical of quinine and related alkaloids.
Quinovic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a crystal
Quinovin (n.) An amorphous bitter glucoside derived from cinchona and other barks. Called also quinova bitter, and quinova.
Quinoxyl (n.) The hypothetical radical of certain quinone derivatives related to rhodizonic acid.
Quinque- () A combining form meaning five, five times, fivefold; as, quinquefid, five-cleft; quinquedentate, five-toothed.
Quintain (n.) An object to be tilted at; -- called also quintel.
Quintile (n.) The aspect of planets when separated the fifth part of the zodiac, or 72!.
Quintine (n.) The embryonic sac of an ovule, sometimes regarded as an innermost fifth integument. Cf. Quartine, and Tercine.
Quintole (n.) A group of five notes to be played or sung in the time of four of the same species.
Quipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quip
Quirites (n. pl.) Roman citizens.
Quirkish (a.) Consisting of quirks; resembling a quirk.
Quirpele (n.) The Indian ferret.
Quitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quit
Quitrent (n.) A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit from other service.
Quitture (n.) A discharge; an issue.
Quivered (imp. & p. p.) of Quiver
Quivered (a.) Furnished with, or carrying, a quiver.
Quivered (a.) Sheathed, as in a quiver.
Qui vive () The challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; -- used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?"
Quixotic (a.) Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded.
Quixotry (n.) Quixotism; visionary schemes.
Quizzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiz
Quizzism (n.) The act or habit of quizzing.
Quoddies (n. pl.) Herring taken and cured or smoked near Quoddy Head, Maine, or near the entrance of Passamaquoddy Ray.
Quotable (a.) Capable or worthy of being quoted; as, a quotable writer; a quotable sentence.
Quotient (n.) The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three.
Quotient (n.) The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.
Quotiety (n.) The relation of an object to number.
Ruba-dub (n.) The sound of a drum when continuously beaten; hence, a clamorous, repeated sound; a clatter.
Rubbidge (n.) Rubbish.
Rubiacin (n.) A substance found in madder root, and probably identical with ruberythrinic acid.
Rubianic (a.) pertaining to, or derived from, rubian; specifically, designating an acid called also ruberythrinic acid.
Ru bible (n.) A ribble.
Rubicund (a.) Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.
Rubidine (n.) A nitrogenous base homologous with pyridine, obtained from coal tar as an oily liquid, C11H17N; also, any one of the group od metameric compounds of which rubidine is the type.
Rubidium (n.) A rare metallic element. It occurs quite widely, but in small quantities, and always combined. It is isolated as a soft yellowish white metal, analogous to potassium in most of its properties. Symbol Rb. Atomic weight, 85.2.
Rubiform (a.) Having the nature or quality of red; as, the rubiform rays of the sun.
Rubrical (a.) Colored in, or marked with, red; placed in rubrics.
Rubrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the rubric or rubrics.
Rubstone (n.) A stone for scouring or rubbing; a whetstone; a rub.
Rubytail (n.) A European gold wasp (Chrysis ignita) which has the under side of the abdomen bright red, and the other parts deep bluish green with a metallic luster. The larva is parasitic in the nests of other wasps and of bees.
Rubywood (n.) red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.
Ruderary (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish..
Rudiment (n.) That which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an unfinished beginning.
Rudiment (n.) Hence, an element or first principle of any art or science; a beginning of any knowledge; a first step.
Rudiment (n.) An imperfect organ or part, or one which is never developed.
Rudiment (v. t.) To furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments.
Rudistes (n. pl.) An extinct order or suborder of bivalve mollusks characteristic of the Cretaceous period; -- called also Rudista. See Illust. under Hippurite.
Ruffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruffle
Rufiopin (n.) A yellowish red crystal
Rugosity (n.) The quality or state of being rugose.
Rugulose (a.) Somewhat rugose.
Ruinable (a.) Capable of being ruined.
Ruleless (a.) Destitute of rule; lawless.
Rulingly (adv.) In a ruling manner; so as to rule.
Rumbling () a. & n. from Rumble, v. i.
Ruminant (a.) Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.
Ruminant (n.) A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.
Ruminate (v. i.) To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
Ruminate (v. i.) To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
Ruminate (v. t.) To chew over again.
Ruminate (v. t.) To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
Ruminate (a.) Alt. of Ruminated
Rummaged (imp. & p. p.) of Rummage
Rummager (n.) One who rummages.
Rummager (n.) A person on shipboard whose business was to take charge of stowing the cargo; -- formerly written roomager, and romager.
Rumoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rumor
Rumorous (a.) Of or pertaining to a rumor; of the nature of rumors.
Rumorous (a.) Famous; notorious.
Rumorous (a.) Murmuring.
Rump-fed (a.) A Shakespearean word of uncertain meaning. Perhaps "fattened in the rump, pampered."
Rumpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rumple
Rumpless (a.) Destitute of a rump.
Runagate (n.) A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See Renegade.
Runghead (n.) The upper end of a floor timber in a ship.
Runology (n.) The science of runes.
Runround (n.) A felon or whitlow.
Rupicola (n.) A genus of beautiful South American passerine birds, including the cock of the rock.
Ruptuary (n.) One not of noble blood; a plebeian; a roturier.
Ruptured (imp. & p. p.) of Rupture
Ruptured (a.) Having a rupture, or hernia.
Ruralism (n.) The quality or state of being rural; ruralness.
Ruralism (n.) A rural idiom or expression.
Ruralist (n.) One who leads a rural life.
Rurality (n.) The quality or state of being rural.
Rurality (n.) A rural place.
Ruralize (v. t.) To render rural; to give a rural appearance to.
Ruralize (v. i.) To become rural; to go into the country; to rusticate.
Rushlike (a.) Resembling a rush; weak.
Rustical (a.) Rustic.
Rusticly (adv.) In a rustic manner; rustically.
Rustling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rustle
Rustless (a.) Free from rust.
Ruthenic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with ruthenious compounds.
Ruthless (a.) Having no ruth; cruel; pitiless.
Rutilant (a.) Having a reddish glow; shining.
Rutilate (v. i.) To shine; to emit rays of light.
Rutilian (n.) Any species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to Rutila and allied genera, as the spotted grapevine beetle (Pelidnota punctata).
Rutylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H18, of the acetylene series. It is produced artificially.
Suadible (a.) Suasible.
Suasible (a.) Capable of being persuaded; easily persuaded.
Subacrid (a.) Moderalely acrid or harsh.
Subacute (a.) Moderalely acute.
Subagent (n.) A person employed by an agent to transact the whole, or a part, of the business intrusted to the latter.
Subbasal (a.) Near the base.
Sub-base (n.) The lowest member of a base when divided horizontally, or of a baseboard, pedestal, or the like.
Sub-bass (n.) The deepest pedal stop, or the lowest tones of an organ; the fundamental or ground bass.
Subbreed (n.) A race or strain differing in certain characters from the parent breed; an incipient breed.
Subclass (n.) One of the natural groups, more important than an order, into which some classes are divided; as, the angiospermous subclass of exogens.
Subduing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subdue
Subduple (a.) Indicating one part of two; in the ratio of one to two.
Subdural (a.) Situated under the dura mater, or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane.
Subequal (a.) Nearly equal.
Suberate (n.) A salt of suberic acid.
Suberite (n.) Any sponge of the genus Suberites and allied genera. These sponges have a fine and compact texture, and contain minute siliceous spicules.
Suberone (n.) The hypothetical ketone of suberic acid.
Suberone (n.) A colorless liquid, analogous suberone proper, having a pleasant peppermint odor. It is obtained by the distillation of calcium suberate.
Suberose (a.) Alt. of Suberous
Suberous (a.) Having a corky texture.
Subgenus (n.) A subdivision of a genus, comprising one or more species which differ from other species of the genus in some important character or characters; as, the azaleas now constitute a subgenus of Rhododendron.
Subgroup (n.) A subdivision of a group, as of animals.
Subimago (n.) A stage in the development of certain insects, such as the May flies, intermediate between the pupa and imago. In this stage, the insect is able to fly, but subsequently sheds a skin before becoming mature. Called also pseudimago.
Subindex (n.) A number or mark placed opposite the lower part of a letter or symbol to distinguish the symbol; thus, a0, b1, c2, xn, have 0, 1, 2, and n as subindices.
Subibfer (v. t. & i.) To infer from an inference already made.
Subitany (a.) Subitaneous; sudden; hasty.
Sublease (n.) A lease by a tenant or lessee to another person; an underlease.
Sublimed (imp. & p. p.) of Sublime
Sublimed (a.) Having been subjected to the process of sublimation; hence, also, purified.
Sublunar (a.) Alt. of Sublunary
Submenta (pl. ) of Submentum
Submerge (v. t.) To put under water; to plunge.
Submerge (v. t.) To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.
Submerge (v. i.) To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.
Submerse (a.) Submersed.
Subnasal (a.) Situated under the nose; as, the subnasal point, or the middle point of the inferior border of the anterior nasal aperture.
Suborder (n.) A division of an order; a group of genera of a little lower rank than an order and of greater importance than a tribe or family; as, cichoraceous plants form a suborder of Compositae.
Suborned (imp. & p. p.) of Suborn
Suborner (n.) One who suborns or procures another to take, a false oath; one who procures another to do a bad action.
Subovate (a.) Nearly in the form of an egg, or of the section of an egg, but having the inferior extremity broadest; nearly ovate.
Suboxide (n.) An oxide containing a relatively small amount of oxygen, and less than the normal proportion; as, potassium suboxide, K4O.
Subpoena (n.) A writ commanding the attendance in court, as a witness, of the person on whom it is served, under a penalty; the process by which a defendant in equity is commanded to appear and answer the plaintiff's bill.
Subpoena (v. t.) To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.
Subpolar (a.) Situated below the poles.
Subprior (n.) The vicegerent of a prior; a claustral officer who assists the prior.
Subpubic (a.) Situated under, or posterior to, the pubic bones.
Subrigid (a.) Somewhat rigid or stiff.
Subserve (v. t.) To serve in subordination or instrumentally; to be subservient to; to help forward; to promote.
Subserve (v. i.) To be subservient or subordinate; to serve in an inferior capacity.
Subsided (imp. & p. p.) of Subside
Subsizar (n.) An under sizar; a student of lower rank than a sizar.
Substant (a.) Substantial; firm.
Substile (n.) See Substyle.
Substyle (n.) A right
Subtense (a.) A
Subtepid (a.) Slightly tepid.
Subtilty (n.) The quality or state of being subtile; thinness; fineness; as, the subtility of air or light.
Subtilty (n.) Refinement; extreme acuteness; subtlety.
Subtilty (n.) Cunning; skill; craft.
Subtilty (n.) Slyness in design; artifice; guile; a cunning design or artifice; a trick; subtlety.
Subtlety (n.) The quality or state of being subtle, or sly; cunning; craftiness; artfulness.
Subtlety (n.) Nice discernment with delicacy of mental action; nicety of discrimination.
Subtlety (n.) Something that is sly, crafty, or delusive.
Subtonic (a.) Applied to, or distinguishing, a speech element consisting of tone, or proper vocal sound, not pure as in the vowels, but dimmed and otherwise modified by some kind of obstruction in the oral or the nasal passage, and in some cases with a mixture of breath sound; -- a term introduced by Dr. James Rush in 1833.
Subtonic (n.) A subtonic sound or element; a vocal consonant, as b, d, g, n, etc.; a subvocal.
Subtonic (n.) The seventh tone of the scale, or that immediately below the tonic; -- called also subsemitone.
Subtract (v. t.) To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4.
Subtribe (n.) A division of a tribe; a group of genera of a little lower rank than a tribe.
Subtrude (v. t.) To place under; to insert.
Subtutor (n.) An under tutor.
Subulate (a.) Alt. of Subulated
Suburban (a.) Of or pertaining to suburbs; inhabiting, or being in, the suburbs of a city.
Suburban (n.) One who dwells in the suburbs.
Suburbed (a.) Having a suburb or suburbs on its outer part.
Subvened (imp. & p. p.) of Subvene
Subverse (v. t.) To subvert.
Subvocal (a. & n.) Same as Subtonic.
Subzonal (a.) Situated under a zone, or zona; -- applied to a membrane between the zona radiata and the umbilical vesicle in the mammal embryo.
Succinct (a.) Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together.
Succinct (a.) Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise.
Succinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, amber; specif., designating a dibasic acid, C/H/.(CO/H)/, first obtained by the dry distillation of amber. It is found in a number of plants, as in lettuce and wormwood, and is also produced artificially as a white crystal
Succinyl (n.) A hypothetical radical characteristic of succinic acid and certain of its derivatives.
Succored (imp. & p. p.) of Succor
Succorer (n.) One who affords succor; a helper.
Succubae (pl. ) of Succuba
Succubus (n.) A demon or fiend; especially, a lascivious spirit supposed to have sexual intercourse with the men by night; a succuba. Cf. Incubus.
Succubus (n.) The nightmare. See Nightmare, 2.
Suchwise (adv.) In a such a manner; so.
Suckered (imp. & p. p.) of Sucker
Suckfish (n.) A sucker fish.
Suckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suckle
Suckling (v. t.) A young child or animal nursed at the breast.
Suckling (v. t.) A small kind of yellow clover (Trifolium filiforme) common in Southern Europe.
Suctoria (n. pl.) An order of Infusoria having the body armed with somewhat stiff, tubular processes which they use as suckers in obtaining their food. They are usually stalked.
Suctoria (n. pl.) Same as Rhizocephala.
Sudamina (n. pl) Minute vesicles surrounded by an area of reddened skin, produced by excessive sweating.
Sudarium (n.) The handkerchief upon which the Savior is said to have impressed his own portrait miraculously, when wiping his face with it, as he passed to the crucifixion.
Sudation (n.) A sweating.
Sudatory (a.) Sweating; perspiring.
Sudatory (n.) A bagnio; a sweating bath; a vapor bath.
Suddenty (n.) Suddenness; a sudden.
Sudorous (a.) Consisting of sweat.
Suffered (imp. & p. p.) of Suffer
Sufferer (n.) One who suffers; one who endures or undergoes suffering; one who sustains inconvenience or loss; as, sufferers by poverty or sickness; men are sufferers by fire or by losses at sea.
Sufferer (n.) One who permits or allows.
Sufficed (imp. & p. p.) of Suffice
Suffixed (imp. & p. p.) of Suffix
Sufflate (v. t.) To blow up; to inflate; to inspire.
Suffrage (n.) A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust; the formal expression of an opinion; assent; vote.
Suffrage (n.) Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
Suffrage (n.) A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
Suffrage (n.) A prayer in general, as one offered for the faithful departed.
Suffrage (n.) Aid; assistance.
Suffrage (n.) The right to vote; franchise.
Suffrage (v. t.) To vote for; to elect.
Suffrago (n.) The heel joint.
Suffused (imp. & p. p.) of Suffuse
Sugaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sugar
Sugaring (n.) The act of covering or sweetening with sugar; also, the sugar
Sugaring (n.) The act or process of making sugar.
Suicidal (a.) Partaking of, or of the nature of, the crime or suicide.
Suillage (n.) A drain or collection of filth.
Suitable (a.) Capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted; as, ornaments suitable to one's station; language suitable for the subject.
Suitress (n.) A female supplicant.
Sulcated (a.) Scored with deep and regular furrows; furrowed or grooved; as, a sulcated stem.
Sulliage (v. t.) Foulness; filth.
Sullying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sully
Sulphate (n.) A salt of sulphuric acid.
Sulphide (n.) A binary compound of sulphur, or one so regarded; -- formerly called sulphuret.
Sulphine (n.) Any one of a series of basic compounds which consist essentially of sulphur united with hydrocarbon radicals. In general they are oily or crystal
Sulphion (n.) A hypothetical radical, SO4, regarded as forming the acid or negative constituent of sulphuric acid and the sulphates in electrolytic decomposition; -- so called in accordance with the binary theory of salts.
Sulphite (n.) A salt of sulphurous acid.
Sulphone (n.) Any one of a series of compounds analogous to the ketones, and consisting of the sulphuryl group united with two hydrocarbon radicals; as, dimethyl sulphone, (CH/)/.SO/.
Sulphury (a.) Resembling, or partaking of the nature of, sulphur; having the qualities of sulphur.
Sultanic (a.) Pertaining to a sultan.
Sultanry (n.) The dominions of a sultan.
Sultryly (adv.) In a sultry manner.
Sumatran (a.) Of or pertaining to Sumatra or its inhabitants.
Sumatran (n.) A native of Sumatra.
Summered (imp. & p. p.) of Summer
Summoned (imp. & p. p.) of Summon
Summoner (v. t.) One who summons; one who cites by authority; specifically, a petty officer formerly employed to summon persons to appear in court; an apparitor.
Sumpitan (n.) A kind of blowgun for discharging arrows, -- used by the savages of Borneo and adjacent islands.
Sumption (n.) A taking.
Sumption (n.) The major premise of a syllogism.
Sunblink (n.) A glimpse or flash of the sun.
Sunburnt () of Sunburn
Sunburst (n.) A burst of sunlight.
Sundered (imp. & p. p.) of Sunder
Sundries (n. pl.) Many different or small things; sundry things.
Sundrily (adv.) In sundry ways; variously.
Sunglass (n.) A convex lens of glass for producing heat by converging the sun's rays into a focus.
Sunlight (n.) The light of the sun.
Sunproof (a.) Impervious to the rays of the sun.
Sunshade (n.) Anything used as a protection from the sun's rays.
Sunshade (n.) A small parasol.
Sunshade (n.) An awning.
Sunshine (n.) The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give.
Sunshine (n.) Anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness.
Sunshine (a.) Sunshiny; bright.
Sunshiny (a.) Bright with the rays of the sun; clear, warm, or pleasant; as, a sunshiny day.
Sunshiny (a.) Bright like the sun; resplendent.
Sunshiny (a.) Beaming with good spirits; cheerful.
Sun star () See Sun star, under Sun.
Sunstone (n.) Aventurine feldspar. See under Aventurine.
Superadd (v. t.) To add over and above; to add to what has been added; to annex, as something extrinsic.
Superior (a.) More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
Superior (a.) Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
Superior (a.) Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior bravery.
Superior (a.) Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.
Superior (a.) More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.
Superior (a.) Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
Superior (a.) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
Superior (a.) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.
Superior (n.) One who is above, or surpasses, another in rank, station, office, age, ability, or merit; one who surpasses in what is desirable; as, Addison has no superior as a writer of pure English.
Superior (n.) The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.
Supernal (a.) Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, the supernal orbs; supernal regions.
Supernal (a.) Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace.
Supinity (n.) Supineness.
Supplace (v. t.) To replace.
Supplant (n.) To trip up.
Supplant (n.) To remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another in the favor of a mistress or a prince.
Supplant (n.) To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of.
Suppling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supple
Supplely (adv.) In a supple manner; softly; pliantly; mildly.
Supplial (n.) The act of supplying; a supply.
Supplier (n.) One who supplies.
Supplied (imp. & p. p.) of Supply
Supplies (pl. ) of Supply
Supposal (n.) The act of supposing; also, that which is supposed; supposition; opinion.
Supposed (imp. & p. p.) of Suppose
Suppress (v. t.) To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
Suppress (v. t.) To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.
Suppress (v. t.) To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.
Suppress (v. t.) To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
Supprise (v. t.) To surprise.
Surbased (a.) Having a surbase, or molding above the base.
Surbased (a.) Having the vertical height from springing
Surbated (imp. & p. p.) of Surbate
Surcease (n.) Cessation; stop; end.
Surcease (v. t.) To cause to cease; to end.
Surcease (v. i.) To cease.
Surement (n.) A making sure; surety.
Sureness (n.) The state of being sure; certainty.
Sureties (pl. ) of Surety
Surfaced (imp. & p. p.) of Surface
Surfacer (n.) A form of machine for dressing the surface of wood, metal, stone, etc.
Surfboat (n.) A boat intended for use in heavy surf. It is built with a pronounced sheer, and with a view to resist the shock of waves and of contact with the beach.
Surgeful (a.) Abounding in surges; surgy.
Surgical (a.) Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of surgery; used in surgery; as, a surgical operation; surgical instruments.
Surmisal (n.) Surmise.
Surmised (imp. & p. p.) of Surmise
Surmiser (n.) One who surmises.
Surmount (v. i.) To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
Surmount (v. i.) To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles.
Surmount (v. i.) To surpass; to exceed.
Surmulot (n.) The brown, or Norway, rat.
Surnamed (imp. & p. p.) of Surname
Suroxide (n.) A peroxide.
Surplice (n.) A white garment worn over another dress by the clergy of the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and certain other churches, in some of their ministrations.
Surprise (n.) The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by surprise.
Surprise (n.) The state of being surprised, or taken unawares, by some act or event which could not reasonably be foreseen; emotion excited by what is sudden and strange; a suddenly excited feeling of wonder or astonishment.
Surprise (n.) Anything that causes such a state or emotion.
Surprise (n.) A dish covered with a crust of raised paste, but with no other contents.
Surprise (n.) To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack.
Surprise (n.) To strike with wonder, astonishment, or confusion, by something sudden, unexpected, or remarkable; to confound; as, his conduct surprised me.
Surprise (n.) To lead (one) to do suddenly and without forethought; to bring (one) into some unexpected state; -- with into; as, to be surprised into an indiscretion; to be surprised into generosity.
Surprise (n.) To hold possession of; to hold.
Surrebut (v. i.) To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rebutter.
Surround (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
Surround (v. t.) To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.
Surround (v. t.) To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.
Surround (v. t.) To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
Surround (n.) A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.
Surroyal (n.) One of the terminal branches or divisions of the beam of the antler of the stag or other large deer.
Sursolid (n.) The fifth power of a number; as, a/ is the sursolid of a, or 32 that of 2.
Surstyle (v. t.) To surname.
Surucucu (n.) See Bush master, under Bush.
Survened (imp. & p. p.) of Survene
Survenue (n.) A sudden or unexpected coming or stepping on.
Surveyed (imp. & p. p.) of Survey
Surveyal (n.) Survey.
Surveyor (n.) One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector.
Surveyor (n.) One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining the condition, quantity, or quality of anything; as, a surveyor of highways, ordnance, etc.
Surveyor (n.) One who surveys or measures land; one who practices the art of surveying.
Surveyor (n.) An officer who ascertains the contents of casks, and the quantity of liquors subject to duty; a gauger.
Surveyor (n.) In the United States, an officer whose duties include the various measures to be taken for ascertaining the quantity, condition, and value of merchandise brought into a port.
Survival (n.) A living or continuing longer than, or beyond the existence of, another person, thing, or event; an outliving.
Survival (n.) Any habit, usage, or belief, remaining from ancient times, the origin of which is often unknown, or imperfectly known.
Survived (imp. & p. p.) of Survive
Surviver (n.) One who survives; a survivor.
Survivor (n.) One who survives or outlives another person, or any time, event, or thing.
Survivor (n.) The longer liver of two joint tenants, or two persons having a joint interest in anything.
Suspense (a.) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
Suspense (a.) Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
Suspense (a.) The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury.
Suspense (a.) Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
Suspense (a.) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.
Suspiral (n.) A breathing hole; a vent or ventiduct.
Suspiral (n.) A spring of water passing under ground toward a cistern or conduit.
Suspired (a.) Ardently desired or longed for; earnestly coveted.
Susurrus (n.) The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur.
Suwarrow (n.) The giant cactus (Cereus giganteus); -- so named by the Indians of Arizona. Called also saguaro.
Suzerain (n.) A superior lord, to whom fealty is due; a feudal lord; a lord paramount.
Tubeform (a.) In the form of a tube; tubular; tubiform.
Tubercle (n.) A small knoblike prominence or excrescence, whether natural or morbid; as, a tubercle on a plant; a tubercle on a bone; the tubercles appearing on the body in leprosy.
Tubercle (n.) A small mass or aggregation of morbid matter; especially, the deposit which accompanies scrofula or phthisis. This is composed of a hard, grayish, or yellowish, translucent or opaque matter, which gradually softens, and excites suppuration in its vicinity. It is most frequently found in the lungs, causing consumption.
Tuberose (n.) A plant (Polianthes tuberosa) with a tuberous root and a liliaceous flower. It is much cultivated for its beautiful and fragrant white blossoms.
Tuberose (a.) Tuberous.
Tuberous (a.) Covered with knobby or wartlike prominences; knobbed.
Tuberous (a.) Consisting of, or bearing, tubers; resembling a tuber.
Tubeworm (n.) Any annelid which constructs a tube; one of the Tubicolae.
Tubicole (n.) One of the Tubicolae.
Tubicorn (n.) Any ruminant having horns composed of a bony axis covered with a horny sheath; a hollow-horned ruminant.
Tubiform (a.) Having the form of a tube; tubeform.
Tubipora (n.) A genus of halcyonoids in which the skeleton, or coral (called organ-pipe coral), consists of a mass of parallel cylindrical tubes united at intervals by transverse plates. These corals are usually red or purple and form large masses. They are natives of the tropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Tubipore (n.) Any species of the genus Tubipora.
Tubulate (a.) Tubular; tubulated; tubulous.
Tubulose (a.) Alt. of Tubulous
Tubulous (a.) Resembling, or in the form of, a tube; longitudinally hollow; specifically (Bot.), having a hollow cylindrical corolla, often expanded or toothed at the border; as, a tubulose flower.
Tubulous (a.) Containing, or consisting of, small tubes; specifically (Bot.), composed wholly of tubulous florets; as, a tubulous compound flower.
Tubulure (n.) A short tubular opening at the top of a retort, or at the top or side of a bottle; a tubulation.
Tuckahoe (n.) A curious vegetable production of the Southern Atlantic United States, growing under ground like a truffle and often attaining immense size. The real nature is unknown. Called also Indian bread, and Indian loaf.
Tuck-net (n.) See Tuck, n., 2.
Tue-iron (n.) See Tuyere.
Tulipist (n.) A person who is especially devoted to the cultivation of tulips.
Tullibee (n.) A whitefish (Coregonus tullibee) found in the Great Lakes of North America; -- called also mongrel whitefish.
Tumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tumble
Tumbling () a. & vb. n. from Tumble, v.
Tumefied (imp. & p. p.) of Tumefy
Tumidity (n.) The quality or state of being tumid.
Tumorous (a.) Swelling; protuberant.
Tumorous (a.) Inflated; bombastic.
Tumulate (v. t.) To cover, as a corpse, with a mound or tomb; to bury.
Tumulate (v. i.) To swell.
Tumulose (a.) Tumulous.
Tumulous (a.) Full of small hills or mounds; hilly; tumulose.
Tumulter (n.) A maker of tumults.
Tun-dish (n.) A tunnel.
Tuneless (a.) Without tune; inharmonious; unmusical.
Tuneless (a.) Not employed in making music; as, tuneless harps.
Tuneless (a.) Not expressed in music or poetry; unsung.
Tungsten (n.) A rare element of the chromium group found in certain minerals, as wolfram and scheelite, and isolated as a heavy steel-gray metal which is very hard and infusible. It has both acid and basic properties. When alloyed in small quantities with steel, it greatly increases its hardness. Symbol W (Wolframium). Atomic weight, 183.6. Specific gravity, 18.
Tungsten (n.) Scheelite, or calcium tungstate.
Tungstic (a.) Of or pertaining to tungsten; derived from, or resembling, tungsten; wolframic; as, tungstic oxide.
Tunguses (n. pl.) A group of roving Turanian tribes occupying Eastern Siberia and the Amoor valley. They resemble the Mongols.
Tungusic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Tunguses; as, the Tungusic dialects.
Tunicary (n.) One of the Tunicata.
Tunicata (n. pl.) A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by some writers united with the latter. They were formerly classed with acephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm external tunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, one for the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx is usually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series of ciliated slits, and
Tunicate (a.) Alt. of Tunicated
Tunicate (n.) One of the Tunicata.
Tunneled (imp. & p. p.) of Tunnel
Turanian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an extensive family of languages of simple structure and low grade (called also Altaic, Ural-Altaic, and Scythian), spoken in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and Central Asia; of pertaining to, or designating, the people who speak these languages.
Turanian (n.) One of the Turanians.
Turbaned (a.) Wearing a turban.
Turbidly (adv.) In a turbid manner; with muddiness or confusion.
Turbidly (adv.) Proudly; haughtily.
Turbinal (a.) Rolled in a spiral; scroll-like; turbinate; -- applied to the thin, plicated, bony or cartilaginous plates which support the olfactory and mucous membranes of the nasal chambers.
Turbinal (n.) A turbinal bone or cartilage.
Turcoman (n.) A member of a tribe of Turanians inhabiting a region east of the Caspian Sea.
Turcoman (n.) A Turcoman carpet.
Turfless (a.) Destitute of turf.
Turgesce (v. i.) To become turgid; to swell or be inflated.
Turiones (pl. ) of Turio
Turkoman (n.) Same as Turcoman.
Turlupin (n.) One of the precursors of the Reformation; -- a nickname corresponding to Lollard, etc.
Turmeric (n.) An East Indian plant of the genus Curcuma, of the Ginger family.
Turmeric (n.) The root or rootstock of the Curcuma longa. It is externally grayish, but internally of a deep, lively yellow or saffron color, and has a slight aromatic smell, and a bitterish, slightly acrid taste. It is used for a dye, a medicine, a condiment, and a chemical test.
Turmeric (a.) Of or pertaining to turmeric; resembling, or obtained from, turmeric; specif., designating an acid obtained by the oxidation of turmerol.
Turmerol (n.) Turmeric oil, a brownish yellow, oily substance extracted from turmeric by ligroin.
Turncoat (n.) One who forsakes his party or his principles; a renegade; an apostate.
Turnkeys (pl. ) of Turnkey
Turn-out (n.) The act of coming forth; a leaving of houses, shops, etc.; esp., a quitting of employment for the purpose of forcing increase of wages; a strike; -- opposed to lockout.
Turn-out (n.) A short side track on a railroad, which may be occupied by one train while another is passing on a main track; a shunt; a siding; a switch.
Turn-out (n.) That which is prominently brought forward or exhibited; hence, an equipage; as, a man with a showy carriage and horses is said to have a fine turn-out.
Turn-out (n.) The aggregate number of persons who have come out, as from their houses, for a special purpose.
Turn-out (n.) Net quantity of produce yielded.
Turnover (n.) The act or result of turning over; an upset; as, a bad turnover in a carriage.
Turnover (n.) A semicircular pie or tart made by turning one half of a circular crust over the other, inclosing the fruit or other materials.
Turnover (n.) An apprentice, in any trade, who is handed over from one master to another to complete his time.
Turnover (a.) Admitting of being turned over; made to be turned over; as, a turnover collar, etc.
Turnpike (n.) A frame consisting of two bars crossing each other at right angles and turning on a post or pin, to hinder the passage of beasts, but admitting a person to pass between the arms; a turnstile. See Turnstile, 1.
Turnpike (n.) A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, till toll is paid for keeping the road in repair; a tollgate.
Turnpike (n.) A turnpike road.
Turnpike (n.) A winding stairway.
Turnpike (n.) A beam filled with spikes to obstruct passage; a cheval-de-frise.
Turnpike (v. t.) To form, as a road, in the manner of a turnpike road; into a rounded form, as the path of a road.
Turnsole (a.) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; heliotrope; -- so named because its flowers are supposed to turn toward the sun.
Turnsole (a.) The sunflower.
Turnsole (a.) A kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia).
Turnsole (a.) The euphorbiaceous plant Chrozophora tinctoria.
Turnsole (a.) Litmus.
Turnsole (a.) A purple dye obtained from the plant turnsole. See def. 1 (d).
Turnspit (n.) One who turns a spit; hence, a person engaged in some menial office.
Turnspit (n.) A small breed of dogs having a long body and short crooked legs. These dogs were formerly much used for turning a spit on which meat was roasting.
Turonian (n.) One of the subdivisions into which the Upper Cretaceous formation of Europe is divided.
Turquois (n.) A hydrous phosphate of alumina containing a little copper; calaite. It has a blue, or bluish green, color, and usually occurs in reniform masses with a botryoidal surface.
Turreted (a.) Furnished with a turret or turrets; specifically (Zool.), having the whorls somewhat flattened on the upper side and often ornamented by spines or tubercles; -- said of certain spiral shells.
Turreted (a.) Formed like a tower; as, a turreted lamp.
Turrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a turret, or tower; resembling a tower.
Turtling (n.) The act, practice, or art of catching turtles.
Tussocky (a.) Having the form of tussocks; full of, or covered with, tussocks, or tufts.
Tutelage (n.) The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.
Tutelage (n.) The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.
Tutelary (a.) Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, tutelary goddesses.
Tut-nose (n.) A snub nose.
Tutoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tutor
Tutorage (n.) The office or occupation of a tutor; tutorship; guardianship.
Tutoress (n.) A woman who performs the duties of a tutor; an instructress.
Tutorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a tutor; belonging to, or exercised by, a tutor.
Tutorism (n.) Tutorship.
Tutorize (v. t.) To teach; to instruct.
Tut-work (n.) Work done by the piece, as in nonmetaliferous rock, the amount done being usually reckoned by the fathom.
Vulcanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Vulcan; made by Vulcan; Vulcanian.
Vulcanic (a.) Of or pertaining to volcanoes; specifically, relating to the geological theory of the Vulcanists, or Plutonists.
Vulgarly (adv.) In a vulgar manner.
Vulnific (a.) Alt. of Vulnifical
Vulpinic (a.) Same as Vulpic.
Vulvitis (n.) Inflammation of the vulva.
Wung-out (a.) Having the sails set in the manner called wing-and-wing.
Wurraluh (n.) The Australian white-quilled honey eater (Entomyza albipennis).
Yuletide (n.) Christmas time; Christmastide; the season of Christmas.
Zuchetto (n.) A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.
Zumology (n.) Alt. of Zumometer
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