Words whose second letter is C
Acacia (n.) A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
Acacias (pl. ) of Acacia
Acaciae (pl. ) of Acacia
Acacia (n.) A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.
Acacia (n.) The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.
Acacin (n.) Alt. of Acacine
Acacine (n.) Gum arabic.
Academe (n.) An academy.
Academial (a.) Academic.
Academian (n.) A member of an academy, university, or college.
Academic (a.) Alt. of Academical
Academical (a.) Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the Academic sect or philosophy.
Academical (a.) Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.
Academic (n.) One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.
Academic (n.) A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.
Academically (adv.) In an academical manner.
Academicals (n. pl.) The articles of dress prescribed and worn at some colleges and universities.
Academician (n.) A member of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, as of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of arts.
Academician (n.) A collegian.
Academicism (n.) A tenet of the Academic philosophy.
Academicism (n.) A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.
Academism (n.) The doctrines of the Academic philosophy.
Academist (n.) An Academic philosopher.
Academist (n.) An academician.
Academies (pl. ) of Academy
Academy (n.) A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head.
Academy (n.) An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.
Academy (n.) A place of training; a school.
Academy (n.) A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.
Academy (n.) A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.
Acadian (a.) Of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia.
Acadian (n.) A native of Acadie.
Acajou (n.) The cashew tree; also, its fruit. See Cashew.
Acajou (n.) The mahogany tree; also, its timber.
Acalephs (pl. ) of Acalephan
Acalephans (pl. ) of Acalephan
Acaleph (n.) Alt. of Acalephan
Acalephan (n.) One of the Acalephae.
Acalephae (n. pl.) A group of Coelenterata, including the Medusae or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so called from the stinging power they possess. Sometimes called sea nettles.
Acalephoid (a.) Belonging to or resembling the Acalephae or jellyfishes.
Acalycine (a.) Alt. of Acalysinous
Acalysinous (a.) Without a calyx, or outer floral envelope.
Acanth (n.) Same as Acanthus.
Acantha (n.) A prickle.
Acantha (n.) A spine or prickly fin.
Acantha (n.) The vertebral column; the spinous process of a vertebra.
Acanthaceous (a.) Armed with prickles, as a plant.
Acanthaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the acanthus is the type.
Acanthine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus.
Acanthocarpous (a.) Having the fruit covered with spines.
Acanthocephala (n. pl.) A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
Acanthocephalous (a.) Having a spiny head, as one of the Acanthocephala.
Acanthophorous (a.) Spine-bearing.
Acanthopodious (a.) Having spinous petioles.
Acanthopteri (n. pl.) A group of teleostean fishes having spiny fins. See Acanthopterygii.
Acanthopterous (a.) Spiny-winged.
Acanthopterous (a.) Acanthopterygious.
Acanthopterygian (a.) Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.
Acanthopterygian (n.) A spiny-finned fish.
Acanthopterygii (n. pl.) An order of fishes having some of the rays of the dorsal, ventral, and anal fins unarticulated and spinelike, as the perch.
Acanthopterygious (a.) Having fins in which the rays are hard and spinelike; spiny-finned.
Acanthuses (pl. ) of Acanthus
Acanthi (pl. ) of Acanthus
Acanthus (n.) A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear's-breech.
Acanthus (n.) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus (Acanthus spinosus); -- used in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders.
A cappella () In church or chapel style; -- said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; as, a mass a capella, i. e., a mass purely vocal.
A cappella () A time indication, equivalent to alla breve.
Acapsular (a.) Having no capsule.
Acardiac (a.) Without a heart; as, an acardiac fetus.
Acaridan (n.) One of a group of arachnids, including the mites and ticks.
Acarina (n. pl.) The group of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange.
Acarine (a.) Of or caused by acari or mites; as, acarine diseases.
Acaroid (a.) Shaped like or resembling a mite.
Acarpellous (a.) Having no carpels.
Acarpous (a.) Not producing fruit; unfruitful.
Acari (pl. ) of Acarus
Acarus (n.) A genus including many species of small mites.
Acatalectic (a.) Not defective; complete; as, an acatalectic verse.
Acatalectic (n.) A verse which has the complete number of feet and syllables.
Acatalepsy (n.) Incomprehensibility of things; the doctrine held by the ancient Skeptic philosophers, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability.
Acataleptic (a.) Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.
Acater (n.) See Caterer.
Acates (n. pl.) See Cates.
Acaudate (a.) Tailless.
Acaulescent (a.) Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground.
Acauline (a.) Same as Acaulescent.
Acaulose (a.) Alt. of Acaulous
Acaulous (a.) Same as Acaulescent.
Accadian (a.) Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest.
Acceded (imp. & p. p.) of Accede
Acceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accede
Accede (v. i.) To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to recede.
Accede (v. i.) To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.
Accede (v. i.) To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request.
Accedence (n.) The act of acceding.
Acceder (n.) One who accedes.
Accelerando (a.) Gradually accelerating the movement.
Accelerated (imp. & p. p.) of Accelerate
Accelerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accelerate
Accelerate (v. t.) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
Accelerate (v. t.) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
Accelerate (v. t.) To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.
Acceleration (n.) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; -- opposed to retardation.
Accelerative (a.) Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.
Accelerator (n.) One who, or that which, accelerates. Also as an adj.; as, accelerator nerves.
Acceleratory (a.) Accelerative.
Accelerograph (n.) An apparatus for studying the combustion of powder in guns, etc.
Accelerometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder.
Accend (v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle.
Accendibility (n.) Capacity of being kindled, or of becoming inflamed; inflammability.
Accendible (a.) Capable of being inflamed or kindled; combustible; inflammable.
Accension (n.) The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition.
Accensor (n.) One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.
Accent (n.) A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.
Accent (n.) A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents.
Accent (n.) Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent.
Accent (n.) A word; a significant tone
Accent (n.) expressions in general; speech.
Accent (n.) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
Accent (n.) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.
Accent (n.) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.
Accent (n.) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.
Accent (n.) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.
Accent (n.) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''.
Accent (n.) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; as, 12'27'', i. e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds.
Accent (n.) A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6' 10'' is six feet ten inches.
Accented (imp. & p. p.) of Accent
Accenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accent
Accent (v. t.) To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
Accent (v. t.) To mark emphatically; to emphasize.
Accentless (a.) Without accent.
Accentor (n.) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.
Accentor (n.) A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.
Accentuable (a.) Capable of being accented.
Accentual (a.) Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.
Accentuality (n.) The quality of being accentual.
Accentually (adv.) In an accentual manner; in accordance with accent.
Accentuated (imp. & p. p.) of Accentuate
Accentuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accentuate
Accentuate (v. t.) To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
Accentuate (v. t.) To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
Accentuate (v. t.) To mark with the written accent.
Accentuation (n.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
Accentuation (n.) pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.
Accepted (imp. & p. p.) of Accept
Accepting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accept
Accept (v. t.) To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
Accept (v. t.) To receive with favor; to approve.
Accept (v. t.) To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
Accept (v. t.) To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
Accept (v. t.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
Accept (v. t.) In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
Accept (a.) Accepted.
Acceptability (n.) The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness.
Acceptable (a.) Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.
Acceptableness (n.) The quality of being acceptable, or suitable to be favorably received; acceptability.
Acceptably (adv.) In an acceptable manner; in a manner to please or give satisfaction.
Acceptance (n.) The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.
Acceptance (n.) State of being accepted; acceptableness.
Acceptance (n.) An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.
Acceptance (n.) The bill itself when accepted.
Acceptance (n.) An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.
Acceptance (n.) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
Acceptance (n.) Meaning; acceptation.
Acceptancy (n.) Acceptance.
Acceptant (a.) Accepting; receiving.
Acceptant (n.) An accepter.
Acceptation (n.) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
Acceptation (n.) The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
Acceptedly (adv.) In a accepted manner; admittedly.
Accepter (n.) A person who accepts; a taker.
Accepter (n.) A respecter; a viewer with partiality.
Accepter (n.) An acceptor.
Acceptilation (n.) Gratuitous discharge; a release from debt or obligation without payment; free remission.
Acception (n.) Acceptation; the received meaning.
Acceptive (a.) Fit for acceptance.
Acceptive (a.) Ready to accept.
Acceptor (n.) One who accepts
Acceptor (n.) one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.
Access (n.) A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince.
Access (n.) The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land.
Access (n.) Admission to sexual intercourse.
Access (n.) Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.]
Access (n.) An onset, attack, or fit of disease.
Access (n.) A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury.
Accessarily (adv.) In the manner of an accessary.
Accessariness (n.) The state of being accessary.
Accessary (a.) Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory.
Accessaries (pl. ) of Accessary
Accessary (n.) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.
Accessibility (n.) The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility.
Accessible (a.) Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person.
Accessible (a.) Open to the influence of; -- with to.
Accessible (a.) Obtainable; to be got at.
Accessibly (adv.) In an accessible manner.
Accession (n.) A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
Accession (n.) Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory.
Accession (n.) A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf.
Accession (n.) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
Accession (n.) The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
Accession (n.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.
Accessional (a.) Pertaining to accession; additional.
Accessive (a.) Additional.
Accessorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an accessory; as, accessorial agency, accessorial guilt.
Accessorily (adv.) In the manner of an accessory; auxiliary.
Accessoriness (n.) The state of being accessory, or connected subordinately.
Accessory (a.) Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music.
Accessories (pl. ) of Accessory
Accessory (n.) That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate.
Accessory (n.) Same as Accessary, n.
Accessory (n.) Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts.
Acciaccatura (n.) A short grace note, one semitone below the note to which it is prefixed; -- used especially in organ music. Now used as equivalent to the short appoggiatura.
Accidence (n.) The accidents, of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar.
Accidence (n.) The rudiments of any subject.
Accident (n.) Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.
Accident (n.) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
Accident (n.) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
Accident (n.) A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.
Accident (n.) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
Accident (n.) Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.
Accident (n.) Unusual appearance or effect.
Accidental (a.) Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
Accidental (a.) Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play.
Accidental (n.) A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
Accidental (n.) Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow.
Accidental (n.) A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.
Accidentalism (n.) Accidental character or effect.
Accidentality (n.) The quality of being accidental; accidentalness.
Accidentally (adv.) In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.
Accidentalness (n.) The quality of being accidental; casualness.
Accidie (n.) Sloth; torpor.
Accipenser (n.) See Acipenser.
Accipient (n.) A receiver.
Accipiters (pl. ) of Accipiter
Accipitres (pl. ) of Accipiter
Accipiter (n.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.
Accipiter (n.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.
Accipitral (n.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike.
Accipitres (n. pl.) The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls.
Accipitrine (a.) Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.
Accismus (n.) Affected refusal; coyness.
Accite (v. t.) To cite; to summon.
Acclaim (v. t.) To applaud.
Acclaim (v. t.) To declare by acclamations.
Acclaim (v. t.) To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.
Acclaim (v. i.) To shout applause.
Acclaim (n.) Acclamation.
Acclaimer (n.) One who acclaims.
Acclamation (n.) A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
Acclamation (n.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
Acclamatory (a.) Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.
Acclimatable (a.) Capable of being acclimated.
Acclimatation (n.) Acclimatization.
Acclimated (imp. & p. p.) of Acclimate
Acclimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acclimate
Acclimate (v. t.) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
Acclimatement (n.) Acclimation.
Acclimation (n.) The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.
Acclimatizable (a.) Capable of being acclimatized.
Acclimatization (n.) The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured.
Acclimatized (imp. & p. p.) of Acclimatize
Acclimatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acclimatize
Acclimatize (v. t.) To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants.
Acclimature (n.) The act of acclimating, or the state of being acclimated.
Acclive (a.) Acclivous.
Acclivitous (a.) Acclivous.
Acclivities (pl. ) of Acclivity
Acclivity (n.) A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent.
Acclivous (a.) Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to declivous.
Accloy (v. t.) To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See Cloy.
Accoast (v. t. & i.) To lie or sail along the coast or side of; to accost.
Accoil (v. t.) To gather together; to collect.
Accoil (v. t.) To coil together.
Accolade (n.) A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting am embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.
Accolade (n.) A brace used to join two or more staves.
Accombination (n.) A combining together.
Accommodable (a.) That may be accommodated, fitted, or made to agree.
Accommodableness (n.) The quality or condition of being accommodable.
Accommodated (imp. & p. p.) of Accommodate
Accommodating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accommodate
Accommodate (v. t.) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
Accommodate (v. t.) To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
Accommodate (v. t.) To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
Accommodate (v. t.) To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events.
Accommodate (v. i.) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.
Accommodate (a.) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.
Accommodately (adv.) Suitably; fitly.
Accommodateness (n.) Fitness.
Accommodating (a.) Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
Accommodation (n.) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to.
Accommodation (n.) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
Accommodation (n.) Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.
Accommodation (n.) An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
Accommodation (n.) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
Accommodation (n.) A loan of money.
Accommodation (n.) An accommodation bill or note.
Accommodator (n.) He who, or that which, accommodates.
Accompanable (a.) Sociable.
Accompanier (n.) He who, or that which, accompanies.
Accompaniment (n.) That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
Accompaniment (n.) A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
Accompanist (n.) The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.
Accompanied (imp. & p. p.) of Accompany
Accompanying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accompany
Accompany (v. t.) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow.
Accompany (v. t.) To cohabit with.
Accompany (v. i.) To associate in a company; to keep company.
Accompany (v. i.) To cohabit (with).
Accompany (v. i.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
Accompletive (a.) Tending to accomplish.
Accomplice (n.) A cooperator.
Accomplice (n.) An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.
Accompliceship (n.) The state of being an accomplice.
Accomplicity (n.) The act or state of being an accomplice.
Accomplished (imp. & p. p.) of Accomplish
Accomplishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accomplish
Accomplish (v. t.) To complete, as time or distance.
Accomplish (v. t.) To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
Accomplish (v. t.) To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
Accomplish (v. t.) To gain; to obtain.
Accomplishable (a.) Capable of being accomplished; practicable.
Accomplished (a.) Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact.
Accomplished (a.) Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; -- commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain.
Accomplisher (n.) One who accomplishes.
Accomplishment (n.) The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
Accomplishment (n.) That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training.
Accompt (n.) See Account.
Accomptable (a.) See Accountable.
Accomptant (n.) See Accountant.
Accord (v. t.) Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
Accord (v. t.) Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones.
Accord (v. t.) Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
Accord (v. t.) Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord.
Accord (v. t.) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
Accorded (imp. & p. p.) of Accord
According (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accord
Accord (v. t.) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.
Accord (v. t.) To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
Accord (v. t.) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise.
Accord (v. i.) To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.
Accord (v. i.) To agree in pitch and tone.
Accordable (a.) Agreeing.
Accordable (a.) Reconcilable; in accordance.
Accordance (n.) Agreement; harmony; conformity.
Accordancy (n.) Accordance.
Accordant (a.) Agreeing; consonant; harmonious; corresponding; conformable; -- followed by with or to.
Accordantly (adv.) In accordance or agreement; agreeably; conformably; -- followed by with or to.
Accorder (n.) One who accords, assents, or concedes.
According (p. a.) Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.
According (adv.) Accordingly; correspondingly.
Accordingly (adv.) Agreeably; correspondingly; suitably; in a manner conformable.
Accordingly (adv.) In natural sequence; consequently; so.
Accordion (n.) A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.
Accordionist (n.) A player on the accordion.
Accordment (v.) Agreement; reconcilement.
Accorporate (v. t.) To unite; to attach; to incorporate.
Accosted (imp. & p. p.) of Accost
Accosting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accost
Accost (v. t.) To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
Accost (v. t.) To approach; to make up to.
Accost (v. t.) To speak to first; to address; to greet.
Accost (v. i.) To adjoin; to lie alongside.
Accost (n.) Address; greeting.
Accostable (a.) Approachable; affable.
Accosted (a.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.
Accouchement (n.) Delivery in childbed
Accoucheur (n.) A man who assists women in childbirth; a man midwife; an obstetrician.
Accoucheuse (n.) A midwife.
Account (n.) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
Account (n.) A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank.
Account (n.) A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts.
Account (n.) A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
Account (n.) A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
Account (n.) An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
Account (n.) Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
Accounted (imp. & p. p.) of Account
Accounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Account
Account (v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to count.
Account (v. t.) To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to.
Account (v. t.) To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
Account (v. t.) To recount; to relate.
Account (v. i.) To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
Account (v. i.) To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
Account (v. i.) To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
Accountability (n.) The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness.
Accountable (a.) Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
Accountable (a.) Capable of being accounted for; explicable.
Accountable ness (n.) The quality or state of being accountable; accountability.
Accountably (adv.) In an accountable manner.
Accountancy (n.) The art or employment of an accountant.
Accountant (n.) One who renders account; one accountable.
Accountant (n.) A reckoner.
Accountant (n.) One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
Accountant (a.) Accountable.
Accountantship (n.) The office or employment of an accountant.
Account book () A book in which accounts are kept.
Accouple (v. t.) To join; to couple.
Accouplement (n.) The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union.
Accouplement (n.) That which couples, as a tie or brace.
Accourage (v. t.) To encourage.
Accourt (v. t.) To treat courteously; to court.
Accoutered (imp. & p. p.) of Accoutre
Accoutred () of Accoutre
Accoutering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accoutre
Accoutring () of Accoutre
Accouter (v. t.) Alt. of Accoutre
Accoutre (v. t.) To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
Accouterments (n. pl.) Alt. of Accoutrements
Accoutrements (n. pl.) Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and equipments worn by soldiers.
Accoy (v. t.) To render quiet; to soothe.
Accoy (v. t.) To subdue; to tame; to daunt.
Accredited (imp. & p. p.) of Accredit
Accrediting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accredit
Accredit (v. t.) To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
Accredit (v. t.) To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
Accredit (v. t.) To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
Accredit (v. t.) To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
Accreditation (n.) The act of accrediting; as, letters of accreditation.
Accrementitial (a.) Pertaining to accremention.
Accrementition (n.) The process of generation by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respect like the individual from which it proceeds.
Accresce (v. i.) To accrue.
Accresce (v. i.) To increase; to grow.
Accrescence (n.) Continuous growth; an accretion.
Accrescent (a.) Growing; increasing.
Accrescent (a.) Growing larger after flowering.
Accrete (v. i.) To grow together.
Accrete (v. i.) To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with to.
Accrete (v. t.) To make adhere; to add.
Accrete (a.) Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.
Accrete (a.) Grown together.
Accretion (n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
Accretion (n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
Accretion (n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
Accretion (n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
Accretion (n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
Accretion (n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.
Accretive (a.) Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.
Accriminate (v. t.) To accuse of a crime.
Accroach (v. t.) To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
Accroach (v. t.) To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.
Accroachment (n.) An encroachment; usurpation.
Accrual (n.) Accrument.
Accrued (imp. & p. p.) of Accrue
Accruing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accrue
Accrue (n.) To increase; to augment.
Accrue (n.) To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent.
Accrue (n.) Something that accrues; advantage accruing.
Accruer (n.) The act of accruing; accretion; as, title by accruer.
Accrument (n.) The process of accruing, or that which has accrued; increase.
Accubation (n.) The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.
Accumb (v. i.) To recline, as at table.
Accumbency (n.) The state of being accumbent or reclining.
Accumbent (a.) Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
Accumbent (a.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.
Accumbent (n.) One who reclines at table.
Accumber (v. t.) To encumber.
Accumulated (imp. & p. p.) of Accumulate
Accumulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accumulate
Accumulate (v. t.) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money.
Accumulate (v. i.) To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
Accumulate (a.) Collected; accumulated.
Accumulation (n.) The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.
Accumulation (n.) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
Accumulative (a.) Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.
Accumulator (n.) One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.
Accumulator (n.) An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the energy of electrical charges, etc.
Accumulator (n.) A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.
Accuracy (n.) The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy.
Accurate (a.) In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
Accurate (a.) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
Accurately (adv.) In an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect.
Accurateness (n.) The state or quality of being accurate; accuracy; exactness; nicety; precision.
Accurse (v. t.) To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.
Accursed (p. p. & a.) Alt. of Accurst
Accurst (p. p. & a.) Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; hence, bad enough to be under the curse; execrable; detestable; exceedingly hateful; -- as, an accursed deed.
Accusable (a.) Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with of.
Accusal (n.) Accusation.
Accusant (n.) An accuser.
Accusation (n.) The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
Accusation (n.) That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.
Accusatival (a.) Pertaining to the accusative case.
Accusative (a.) Producing accusations; accusatory.
Accusative (a.) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.
Accusative (n.) The accusative case.
Accusatively (adv.) In an accusative manner.
Accusatively (adv.) In relation to the accusative case in grammar.
Accusatorial (a.) Accusatory.
Accusatorially (adv.) By way accusation.
Accusatory (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel.
Accuse (n.) Accusation.
Accused (imp. & p. p.) of Accuse
Accusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accuse
Accuse (v. t.) To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense
Accuse (v. t.) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.
Accuse (v. t.) To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure.
Accuse (v. t.) To betray; to show. [L.]
Accused (a.) Charged with offense; as, an accused person.
Accusement (n.) Accusation.
Accuser (n.) One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.
Accusingly (adv.) In an accusing manner.
Accustomed (imp. & p. p.) of Accustom
Accustoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accustom
Accustom (v. t.) To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
Accustom (v. i.) To be wont.
Accustom (v. i.) To cohabit.
Accustom (n.) Custom.
Accustomable (a.) Habitual; customary; wonted.
Accustomably (adv.) According to custom; ordinarily; customarily.
Accustomance (n.) Custom; habitual use.
Accustomarily (adv.) Customarily.
Accustomary (a.) Usual; customary.
Accustomed (a.) Familiar through use; usual; customary.
Accustomed (a.) Frequented by customers.
Accustomedness (n.) Habituation.
Aces (pl. ) of Ace
Ace (n.) A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds.
Ace (n.) Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
Aceldama (n.) The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his Master, and therefore called the field of blood. Fig.: A field of bloodshed.
Acentric (a.) Not centered; without a center.
Acephal (n.) One of the Acephala.
Acephala (n. pl.) That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca.
Acephalan (n.) Same as Acephal.
Acephalan (a.) Belonging to the Acephala.
Acephali (n. pl.) A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads.
Acephali (n. pl.) A Christian sect without a leader.
Acephali (n. pl.) Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control.
Acephali (n. pl.) A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.
Acephalist (n.) One who acknowledges no head or superior.
Acephalocyst (n.) A larval entozoon in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; -- so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin.
Acephalocystic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the acephalocysts.
Acephalous (a.) Headless.
Acephalous (a.) Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.
Acephalous (a.) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries.
Acephalous (a.) Without a leader or chief.
Acephalous (a.) Wanting the beginning.
Acephalous (a.) Deficient and the beginning, as a line of poetry.
Acerate (n.) A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base.
Acerate (a.) Acerose; needle-shaped.
Acerb (a.) Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.
Acerbate (v. t.) To sour; to imbitter; to irritate.
Acerbic (a.) Sour or severe.
Acerbitude (n.) Sourness and harshness.
Acerbity (n.) Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
Acerbity (n.) Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain.
Aceric (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the maple; as, aceric acid.
Acerose (a.) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy.
Acerose (a.) Needle-shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine.
Acerous (a.) Same as Acerose.
Acerous (a.) Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks.
Acerous (a.) Without antennae, as some insects.
Acerval (a.) Pertaining to a heap.
Acervate (v. t.) To heap up.
Acervate (a.) Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.
Acervation (n.) A heaping up; accumulation.
Acervative (a.) Heaped up; tending to heap up.
Acervose (a.) Full of heaps.
Acervuline (a.) Resembling little heaps.
Acescence (n.) Alt. of Acescency
Acescency (n.) The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness.
Acescent (a.) Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.
Acescent (n.) A substance liable to become sour.
Acetable (n.) An acetabulum; or about one eighth of a pint.
Acetabular (a.) Cup-shaped; saucer-shaped; acetabuliform.
Acetabulifera (n. pl.) The division of Cephalopoda in which the arms are furnished with cup-shaped suckers, as the cuttlefishes, squids, and octopus; the Dibranchiata. See Cephalopoda.
Acetabuliferous (a.) Furnished with fleshy cups for adhering to bodies, as cuttlefish, etc.
Acetabuliform (a.) Shaped like a shallow cup; saucer-shaped; as, an acetabuliform calyx.
Acetabulum (n.) A vinegar cup; socket of the hip bone; a measure of about one eighth of a pint, etc.
Acetabulum (n.) The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone.
Acetabulum (n.) The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body.
Acetabulum (n.) A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals.
Acetabulum (n.) The large posterior sucker of the leeches.
Acetabulum (n.) One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.
Acetal (n.) A limpid, colorless, inflammable liquid from the slow oxidation of alcohol under the influence of platinum black.
Acetaldehyde (n.) Acetic aldehyde. See Aldehyde.
Acetamide (n.) A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.
Acetanilide (n.) A compound of aniline with acetyl, used to allay fever or pain; -- called also antifebrine.
Acetarious (a.) Used in salads; as, acetarious plants.
Acetary (n.) An acid pulp in certain fruits, as the pear.
Acetate (n.) A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.
Acetated (a.) Combined with acetic acid.
Acetic (a.) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation.
Acetic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.
Acetification (n.) The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.
Acetifier (n.) An apparatus for hastening acetification.
Acetified (imp. & p. p.) of Acetify
Acetifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acetify
Acetify (v. t.) To convert into acid or vinegar.
Acetify (v. i.) To turn acid.
Acetimeter (n.) An instrument for estimating the amount of acetic acid in vinegar or in any liquid containing acetic acid.
Acetimetry (n.) The act or method of ascertaining the strength of vinegar, or the proportion of acetic acid contained in it.
Acetin (n.) A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.
Acetize (v. i.) To acetify.
Acetometer (n.) Same as Acetimeter.
Acetone (n.) A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.
Acetonic (a.) Of or pertaining to acetone; as, acetonic bodies.
Acetose (a.) Sour like vinegar; acetous.
Acetosity (n.) The quality of being acetous; sourness.
Acetous (a.) Having a sour taste; sour; acid.
Acetous (a.) Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.
Acetyl (n.) A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.
Acetylene (n.) A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.
Ach (n.) Alt. of Ache
Ache (n.) A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley.
Achaean (a.) Alt. of Achaian
Achaian (a.) Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian.
Achaian (n.) A native of Achaia; a Greek.
Acharnement (n.) Savage fierceness; ferocity.
Achate (n.) An agate.
Achate (n.) Purchase; bargaining.
Achate (n.) Provisions. Same as Cates.
Achatina (n.) A genus of land snails, often large, common in the warm parts of America and Africa.
Achatour (n.) Purveyor; acater.
Ache (v. i.) Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. "Such an ache in my bones."
Ached (imp. & p. p.) of Ache
Aching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ache
Ache (v. i.) To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed.
Achean (a & n.) See Achaean, Achaian.
Achene (n.) Alt. of Achenium
Achenium (n.) A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a naked seed by the earlier botanists.
Achenial (a.) Pertaining to an achene.
Acheron (n.) A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.
Acherontic (a.) Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.
Achievable (a.) Capable of being achieved.
Achievance (n.) Achievement.
Achieved (imp. & p. p.) of Achieve
Achieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Achieve
Achieve (v. t.) To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to achieve a feat, an exploit, an enterprise.
Achieve (v. t.) To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
Achieve (v. t.) To finish; to kill.
Achievement (n.) The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.
Achievement (n.) A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.
Achievement (n.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.
Achiever (n.) One who achieves; a winner.
Achillean (a.) Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.
Achilles' tendon (n.) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; -- so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.
Achilous (a.) Without a lip.
Aching (a.) That aches; continuously painful. See Ache.
Achiote (n.) Seeds of the annotto tree; also, the coloring matter, annotto.
Achlamydate (a.) Not possessing a mantle; -- said of certain gastropods.
Achlamydeous (a.) Naked; having no floral envelope, neither calyx nor corolla.
Acholia (n.) Deficiency or want of bile.
Acholous (a.) Lacking bile.
Achromatic (a.) Free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors.
Achromatic (a.) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue.
Achromatically (adv.) In an achromatic manner.
Achromaticity (n.) Achromatism.
Achromatin (n.) Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes.
Achromatism (n.) The state or quality of being achromatic; as, the achromatism of a lens; achromaticity.
Achromatization (n.) The act or process of achromatizing.
Achromatized (imp. & p. p.) of Achromatize
Achromatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Achromatize
Achromatize (v. t.) To deprive of color; to make achromatic.
Achromatopsy (n.) Color blindness; inability to distinguish colors; Daltonism.
Achronic (a.) See Acronyc.
Achroodextrin (n.) Dextrin not colorable by iodine. See Dextrin.
Achroous (a.) Colorless; achromatic.
Achylous (a.) Without chyle.
Achymous (a.) Without chyme.
Aciculae (pl. ) of Acicula
Acicula (n.) One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.
Acicular (a.) Needle-shaped; slender like a needle or bristle, as some leaves or crystals; also, having sharp points like needless.
Aciculate (a.) Alt. of Aciculated
Aciculated (a.) Furnished with aciculae.
Aciculated (a.) Acicular.
Aciculated (a.) Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle.
Aciculiform (a.) Needle-shaped; acicular.
Aciculite (n.) Needle ore.
Acid (a.) Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered.
Acid (a.) Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction.
Acid (n.) A sour substance.
Acid (n.) One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called hydracids in distinction from the others which are called oxygen acids or oxacids.
Acidic (a.) Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to basic.
Acidiferous (a.) Containing or yielding an acid.
Acidifiable (a.) Capable of being acidified, or converted into an acid.
Acidific (a.) Producing acidity; converting into an acid.
Acidification (n.) The act or process of acidifying, or changing into an acid.
Acidifier (n.) A simple or compound principle, whose presence is necessary to produce acidity, as oxygen, chlorine, bromine, iodine, etc.
Acidified (imp. & p. p.) of Acidify
Acidifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acidify
Acidify (v. t.) To make acid; to convert into an acid; as, to acidify sugar.
Acidify (v. t.) To sour; to imbitter.
Acidimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids.
Acidimetry (n.) The measurement of the strength of acids, especially by a chemical process based on the law of chemical combinations, or the fact that, to produce a complete reaction, a certain definite weight of reagent is required.
Acidity (n.) The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; as, the acidity of lemon juice.
Acidly (adv.) Sourly; tartly.
Acidness (n.) Acidity; sourness.
Acidulated (imp. & p. p.) of Acidulate
Acidulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acidulate
Acidulate (v. t.) To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat.
Acidulent (a.) Having an acid quality; sour; acidulous.
Acidulous (a.) Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture.
Acierage (n.) The process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with steellike iron by means of voltaic electricity; steeling.
Aciform (a.) Shaped like a needle.
Acinaceous (a.) Containing seeds or stones of grapes, or grains like them.
Acinaces (n.) A short sword or saber.
Acinaciform (a.) Scimeter-shaped; as, an acinaciform leaf.
Acinesia (n.) Same as Akinesia.
Acinetae (n. pl.) A group of suctorial Infusoria, which in the adult stage are stationary. See Suctoria.
Acinetiform (a.) Resembling the Acinetae.
Aciniform (a.) Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes.
Aciniform (a.) Full of small kernels like a grape.
Acinose (a.) Alt. of Acinous
Acinous (a.) Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands.
Acini (pl. ) of Acinus
Acinus (n.) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.
Acinus (n.) A grapestone.
Acinus (n.) One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland.
Acipenser (n.) A genus of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head. See Sturgeon.
Aciurgy (n.) Operative surgery.
Acknow (v. t.) To recognize.
Acknow (v. t.) To acknowledge; to confess.
Acknowledged (imp. & p. p.) of Acknowledge
Acknowledging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acknowledge
Acknowledge (v. t.) To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledgea deed.
Acknowledgedly (adv.) Confessedly.
Acknowledger (n.) One who acknowledges.
Acknowledgment (n.) The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.
Acknowledgment (n.) The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
Acknowledgment (n.) The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks.
Acknowledgment (n.) Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
Acknowledgment (n.) A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.
Aclinic (a.) Without inclination or dipping; -- said the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator.
Acme (n.) The top or highest point; the culmination.
Acme (n.) The crisis or height of a disease.
Acme (n.) Mature age; full bloom of life.
Acne (n.) A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.
Acnodal (a.) Pertaining to acnodes.
Acnode (n.) An isolated point not upon a curve, but whose coordinates satisfy the equation of the curve so that it is considered as belonging to the curve.
Acock (adv.) In a cocked or turned up fashion.
Acockbill (adv.) Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor.
Acockbill (adv.) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.
Acold (a.) Cold.
Acologic (a.) Pertaining to acology.
Acology (n.) Materia medica; the science of remedies.
Acolothist (n.) See Acolythist.
Acolyctine (n.) An organic base, in the form of a white powder, obtained from Aconitum lycoctonum.
Acolyte (n.) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass.
Acolyte (n.) One who attends; an assistant.
Acolyth (n.) Same as Acolyte.
Acolythist (n.) An acolyte.
Aconddylose (a.) Alt. of Acondylous
Acondylous (a.) Being without joints; jointless.
Aconital (a.) Of the nature of aconite.
Aconite (n.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous.
Aconite (n.) An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.
Aconitia (n.) Same as Aconitine.
Aconitic (a.) Of or pertaining to aconite.
Aconitine (n.) An intensely poisonous alkaloid, extracted from aconite.
Aconitum (n.) The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.
Acontia (n. pl.) Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnidae), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniae when irritated.
Acontias (n.) Anciently, a snake, called dart snake; now, one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards.
Acopic (a.) Relieving weariness; restorative.
Acorn (n.) The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
Acorn (n.) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
Acorn (n.) See Acorn-shell.
Acorn cup () The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed.
Acorned (a.) Furnished or loaded with acorns.
Acorned (a.) Fed or filled with acorns.
Acorn-shell (n.) One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus. See Barnacle.
Acosmism (n.) A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God.
Acosmist (n.) One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God.
Acotyledon (n.) A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants.
Acotyledonous (a.) Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc.
Acouchy (n.) A small species of agouti (Dasyprocta acouchy).
Acoumeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing.
Acoumetry (n.) The measuring of the power or extent of hearing.
Acoustic (a.) Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.
Acoustic (n.) A medicine or agent to assist hearing.
Acoustical (a.) Of or pertaining to acoustics.
Acoustically (adv.) In relation to sound or to hearing.
Acoustician (n.) One versed in acoustics.
Acoustics (n.) The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws.
Acquaint (v. t.) Acquainted.
Acquainted (imp. & p. p.) of Acquaint
Acquainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acquaint
Acquaint (v. t.) To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.
Acquaint (v. t.) To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act.
Acquaint (v. t.) To familiarize; to accustom.
Acquaintable (a.) Easy to be acquainted with; affable.
Acquaintance (n.) A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
Acquaintance (n.) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
Acquaintanceship (n.) A state of being acquainted; acquaintance.
Acquaintant (n.) An acquaintance.
Acquainted (a.) Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.
Acquaintedness (n.) State of being acquainted; degree of acquaintance.
Acquest (n.) Acquisition; the thing gained.
Acquest (n.) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.
Acquiesced (imp. & p. p.) of Acquiesce
Acquiescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acquiesce
Acquiesce (v. i.) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to.
Acquiesce (v. i.) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
Acquiescence (n.) A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.
Acquiescence (n.) Submission to an injury by the party injured.
Acquiescence (n.) Tacit concurrence in the action of another.
Acquiescency (n.) The quality of being acquiescent; acquiescence.
Acquiescent (a.) Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.
Acquiescently (adv.) In an acquiescent manner.
Acquiet (v. t.) To quiet.
Acquirability (n.) The quality of being acquirable; attainableness.
Acquirable (a.) Capable of being acquired.
Acquired (imp. & p. p.) of Acquire
Acquiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acquire
Acquire (v. t.) To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
Acquirement (n.) The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.
Acquirer (n.) A person who acquires.
Acquiry (n.) Acquirement.
Acquisite (a.) Acquired.
Acquisition (n.) The act or process of acquiring.
Acquisition (n.) The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
Acquisitive (a.) Acquired.
Acquisitive (a.) Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; as, an acquisitive person or disposition.
Acquisitively (adv.) In the way of acquisition.
Acquisitiveness (n.) The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession.
Acquisitiveness (n.) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing.
Acquisitor (n.) One who acquires.
Acquist (n.) Acquisition; gain.
Acquit (p. p.) Acquitted; set free; rid of.
Acquitted (imp. & p. p.) of Acquit
Acquitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Acquit
Acquit (v. t.) To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
Acquit (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for.
Acquit (v. t.) To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
Acquit (v. t.) To clear one's self.
Acquit (v. t.) To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly.
Acquitment (n.) Acquittal.
Acquittal (n.) The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.
Acquittal (n.) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.
Acquittance (n.) The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.
Acquittance (n.) A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.
Acquittance (v. t.) To acquit.
Acquitter (n.) One who acquits or releases.
Acrania (n.) Partial or total absence of the skull.
Acrania (n.) The lowest group of Vertebrata, including the amphioxus, in which no skull exists.
Acranial (a.) Wanting a skull.
Acrase (v. t.) Alt. of Acraze
Acraze (v. t.) To craze.
Acraze (v. t.) To impair; to destroy.
Acrasia (n.) Alt. of Acrasy
Acrasy (n.) Excess; intemperance.
Acraspeda (n. pl.) A group of acalephs, including most of the larger jellyfishes; the Discophora.
Acre (n.) Any field of arable or pasture land.
Acre (n.) A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English.
Acreable (a.) Of an acre; per acre; as, the acreable produce.
Acreage (n.) Acres collectively; as, the acreage of a farm or a country.
Acred (a.) Possessing acres or landed property; -- used in composition; as, large-acred men.
Acrid (a.) Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts.
Acrid (a.) Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions.
Acrid (a.) Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing.
Acridity (n.) Alt. of Acridness
Acridness (n.) The quality of being acrid or pungent; irritant bitterness; acrimony; as, the acridity of a plant, of a speech.
Acridly (adv.) In an acid manner.
Acrimonious (a.) Acrid; corrosive; as, acrimonious gall.
Acrimonious (a.) Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; as, acrimonious dispute, language, temper.
Acrimoniously (adv.) In an acrimonious manner.
Acrimoniousness (n.) The quality of being acrimonious; asperity; acrimony.
Acrimonies (pl. ) of Acrimony
Acrimony (n.) A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants.
Acrimony (n.) Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.
Acrisia (n.) Alt. of Acrisy
Acrisy (n.) Inability to judge.
Acrisy (n.) Undecided character of a disease.
Acrita (n. pl.) The lowest groups of animals, in which no nervous system has been observed.
Acritan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Acrita.
Acritan (n.) An individual of the Acrita.
Acrite (a.) Acritan.
Acritical (a.) Having no crisis; giving no indications of a crisis; as, acritical symptoms, an acritical abscess.
Acritochromacy (n.) Color blindness; achromatopsy.
Acritude (n.) Acridity; pungency joined with heat.
Acrity (n.) Sharpness; keenness.
Acroamatic (a.) Alt. of Acroamatical
Acroamatical (a.) Communicated orally; oral; -- applied to the esoteric teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his exoteric doctrines, which were adapted to outsiders or the public generally. Hence: Abstruse; profound.
Acroatic (a.) Same as Acroamatic.
Acrobat (n.) One who practices rope dancing, high vaulting, or other daring gymnastic feats.
Acrobatic (a.) Pertaining to an acrobat.
Acrobatism (n.) Feats of the acrobat; daring gymnastic feats; high vaulting.
Acrocarpous (a.) Having a terminal fructification; having the fruit at the end of the stalk.
Acrocarpous (a.) Having the fruit stalks at the end of a leafy stem, as in certain mosses.
Acrocephalic (a.) Characterized by a high skull.
Acrocephaly (n.) Loftiness of skull.
Acroceraunian (a.) Of or pertaining to the high mountain range of "thunder-smitten" peaks (now Kimara), between Epirus and Macedonia.
Acrodactylum (n.) The upper surface of the toes, individually.
Acrodont (n.) One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge.
Acrodont (a.) Of or pertaining to the acrodonts.
Acrogen (n.) A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See Cryptogamia.
Acrogenous (a.) Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant.
Acrolein (n.) A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating.
Acrolith (n.) A statue whose extremities are of stone, the trunk being generally of wood.
Acrolithan (a.) Alt. of Acrolithic
Acrolithic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith.
Acromegaly (n.) Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face.
Acromial (a.) Of or pertaining to the acromion.
Acromion (n.) The outer extremity of the shoulder blade.
Acromonogrammatic (a.) Having each verse begin with the same letter as that with which the preceding verse ends.
Acronyc (a.) Alt. of Acronychal
Acronychal (a.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to cosmical.
Acronycally (adv.) In an acronycal manner as rising at the setting of the sun, and vice versa.
Acronyctous (a.) Acronycal.
Acrook (adv.) Crookedly.
Acropetal (a.) Developing from below towards the apex, or from the circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of certain inflorescence.
Acrophony (n.) The use of a picture symbol of an object to represent phonetically the initial sound of the name of the object.
Acropodium (n.) The entire upper surface of the foot.
Acropolis (n.) The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens.
Acropolitan (a.) Pertaining to an acropolis.
Acrospire (n.) The sprout at the end of a seed when it begins to germinate; the plumule in germination; -- so called from its spiral form.
Acrospire (v. i.) To put forth the first sprout.
Acrospore (n.) A spore borne at the extremity of the cells of fructification in fungi.
Acrosporous (a.) Having acrospores.
Across (n.) From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river.
Across (adv.) From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.
Across (adv.) Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.
Acrostic (n.) A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto.
Acrostic (n.) A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian.
Acrostic (n.) Alt. of Acrostical
Acrostical (n.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics.
Acrostically (adv.) After the manner of an acrostic.
Acrotarsium (n.) The instep or front of the tarsus.
Acroteleutic (n.) The end of a verse or psalm, or something added thereto, to be sung by the people, by way of a response.
Acroter (n.) Same as Acroterium.
Acroterial (a.) Pertaining to an acroterium; as, acroterial ornaments.
Acroteria (pl. ) of Acroterium
Acroterium (n.) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.
Acroterium (n.) One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.
Acrotic (a.) Pertaining to or affecting the surface.
Acrotism (n.) Lack or defect of pulsation.
Acrotomous (a.) Having a cleavage parallel with the base.
Acrylic (a.) Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride; as, acrylic acid.
Act (n.) That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.
Act (n.) The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress.
Act (n.) A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done.
Act (n.) A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.
Act (n.) A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.
Act (n.) A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.
Act (n.) Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing).
Acted (imp. & p. p.) of Act
Acting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Act
Act (v. t.) To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
Act (v. t.) To perform; to execute; to do.
Act (v. t.) To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.
Act (v. t.) To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.
Act (v. t.) To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
Act (v. i.) To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food.
Act (v. i.) To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.
Act (v. i.) To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so.
Act (v. i.) To perform on the stage; to represent a character.
Actable (a.) Capable of being acted.
Actinal (a.) Pertaining to the part of a radiate animal which contains the mouth.
Actinaria (n. pl.) A large division of Anthozoa, including those which have simple tentacles and do not form stony corals. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to all the Anthozoa, expert the Alcyonaria, whether forming corals or not.
Acting (a.) Operating in any way.
Acting (a.) Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.
Actiniae (pl. ) of Actinia
Actinias (pl. ) of Actinia
Actinia (n.) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidae. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.].
Actinia (n.) A genus in the family Actinidae.
Actinic (a.) Of or pertaining to actinism; as, actinic rays.
Actiniform (a.) Having a radiated form, like a sea anemone.
Actinism (n.) The property of radiant energy (found chiefly in solar or electric light) by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography.
Actinium (n.) A supposed metal, said by Phipson to be contained in commercial zinc; -- so called because certain of its compounds are darkened by exposure to light.
Actino-chemistry (n.) Chemistry in its relations to actinism.
Actinograph (n.) An instrument for measuring and recording the variations in the actinic or chemical force of rays of light.
Actinoid (a.) Having the form of rays; radiated, as an actinia.
Actinolite (n.) A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses.
Actinolitic (a.) Of the nature of, or containing, actinolite.
Actinology (n.) The science which treats of rays of light, especially of the actinic or chemical rays.
Actinomere (n.) One of the radial segments composing the body of one of the Coelenterata.
Actinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the direct heating power of the sun's rays.
Actinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the actinic effect of rays of light.
Actinometric (a.) Pertaining to the measurement of the intensity of the solar rays, either (a) heating, or (b) actinic.
Actinometry (n.) The measurement of the force of solar radiation.
Actinometry (n.) The measurement of the chemical or actinic energy of light.
Actinophorous (a.) Having straight projecting spines.
Actinosome (n.) The entire body of a coelenterate.
Actinost (n.) One of the bones at the base of a paired fin of a fish.
Actinostome (n.) The mouth or anterior opening of a coelenterate animal.
Actinotrocha (n. pl.) A peculiar larval form of Phoronis, a genus of marine worms, having a circle of ciliated tentacles.
Actinozoa (n. pl.) A group of Coelenterata, comprising the Anthozoa and Ctenophora. The sea anemone, or actinia, is a familiar example.
Actinozoal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Actinozoa.
Actinozoon (n.) One of the Actinozoa.
Actinula (n. pl.) A kind of embryo of certain hydroids (Tubularia), having a stellate form.
Action (n.) A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action.
Action (n.) An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor.
Action (n.) The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
Action (n.) Movement; as, the horse has a spirited action.
Action (n.) Effective motion; also, mechanism; as, the breech action of a gun.
Action (n.) Any one of the active processes going on in an organism; the performance of a function; as, the action of the heart, the muscles, or the gastric juice.
Action (n.) Gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings.
Action (n.) The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
Action (n.) A suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in a court of justice; in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense.
Action (n.) A right of action; as, the law gives an action for every claim.
Action (n.) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds; hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks.
Action (n.) An engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water; a battle; a fight; as, a general action, a partial action.
Action (n.) The mechanical contrivance by means of which the impulse of the player's finger is transmitted to the strings of a pianoforte or to the valve of an organ pipe.
Actionable (a.) That may be the subject of an action or suit at law; as, to call a man a thief is actionable.
Actionably (adv.) In an actionable manner.
Actionary (n.) Alt. of Actionist
Actionist (n.) A shareholder in joint-stock company.
Actionless (a.) Void of action.
Activate (v. t.) To make active.
Active (a.) Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind.
Active (a.) Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal.
Active (a.) In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; -- opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
Active (a.) Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal.
Active (a.) Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes.
Active (a.) Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
Active (a.) Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
Active (a.) Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy.
Active (a.) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice.
Active (a.) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive.
Active (a.) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state.
Actively (adv.) In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one's own action; voluntarily, not passively.
Actively (adv.) In an active signification; as, a word used actively.
Activeness (n.) The quality of being active; nimbleness; quickness of motion; activity.
Activities (pl. ) of Activity
Activity (n.) The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.
Actless (a.) Without action or spirit.
Acton (n.) A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.
Actor (n.) One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer.
Actor (n.) A theatrical performer; a stageplayer.
Actor (n.) An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.
Actor (n.) One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant.
Actress (n.) A female actor or doer.
Actress (n.) A female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part.
Actual (a.) Involving or comprising action; active.
Actual (a.) Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.
Actual (a.) In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.
Actual (n.) Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.
Actualist (n.) One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist.
Actualities (pl. ) of Actuality
Actuality (n.) The state of being actual; reality; as, the actuality of God's nature.
Actualization (n.) A making actual or really existent.
Actualize (v. t.) To make actual; to realize in action.
Actually (adv.) Actively.
Actually (adv.) In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.
Actualness (n.) Quality of being actual; actuality.
Actuarial (a.) Of or pertaining to actuaries; as, the actuarial value of an annuity.
Actuaries (pl. ) of Actuary
Actuary (n.) A registrar or clerk; -- used originally in courts of civil law jurisdiction, but in Europe used for a clerk or registrar generally.
Actuary (n.) The computing official of an insurance company; one whose profession it is to calculate for insurance companies the risks and premiums for life, fire, and other insurances.
Actuated (imp. & p. p.) of Actuate
Actuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Actuate
Actuate (v. t.) To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons.
Actuate (v. t.) To carry out in practice; to perform.
Actuate (a.) Put in action; actuated.
Actuation (n.) A bringing into action; movement.
Actuator (n.) One who actuates, or puts into action.
Actuose (a.) Very active.
Actuosity (n.) Abundant activity.
Acture (n.) Action.
Acturience (n.) Tendency or impulse to act.
Acuate (v. t.) To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
Acuate (a.) Sharpened; sharp-pointed.
Acuation (n.) Act of sharpening.
Acuition (n.) The act of sharpening.
Acuity (n.) Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc.
Aculeate (a.) Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.
Aculeate (a.) Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.
Aculeate (a.) Severe or stinging; incisive.
Aculeated (a.) Having a sharp point; armed with prickles; prickly; aculeate.
Aculeiform (a.) Like a prickle.
Aculeolate (a.) Having small prickles or sharp points.
Aculeous (a.) Aculeate.
Aculei (pl. ) of Aculeus
Aculeus (n.) A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
Aculeus (n.) A sting.
Acumen (n.) Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.
Acuminate (a.) Tapering to a point; pointed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.
Acuminate (v. t.) To render sharp or keen.
Acuminate (v. i.) To end in, or come to, a sharp point.
Acumination (n.) A sharpening; termination in a sharp point; a tapering point.
Acuminose (a.) Terminating in a flat, narrow end.
Acuminous (a.) Characterized by acumen; keen.
Acupressure (n.) A mode of arresting hemorrhage resulting from wounds or surgical operations, by passing under the divided vessel a needle, the ends of which are left exposed externally on the cutaneous surface.
Acupuncturation (n.) See Acupuncture.
Acupuncture (n.) Pricking with a needle; a needle prick.
Acupuncture (n.) The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes.
Acupuncture (v. t.) To treat with acupuncture.
Acustumaunce (n.) See Accustomance.
Acutangular (a.) Acute-angled.
Acute (a.) Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.
Acute (a.) Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.
Acute (a.) Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure.
Acute (a.) High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
Acute (a.) Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease.
Acute (v. t.) To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.
Acute-angled (a.) Having acute angles; as, an acute-angled triangle, a triangle with every one of its angles less than a right angle.
Acutely (adv.) In an acute manner; sharply; keenly; with nice discrimination.
Acuteness (n.) The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle.
Acuteness (n.) The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen; keenness; sharpness; sensitiveness; -- applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions.
Acuteness (n.) Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds.
Acuteness (n.) Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.
Acutifoliate (a.) Having sharp-pointed leaves.
Acutilobate (a.) Having acute lobes, as some leaves.
Ecardines (n. pl.) An order of Brachiopoda; the Lyopomata. See Brachiopoda.
Ecarte (n.) A game at cards, played usually by two persons, in which the players may discard any or all of the cards dealt and receive others from the pack.
Ecaudate (a.) Without a tail or spur.
Ecaudate (a.) Tailless.
Ecballium (n.) A genus of cucurbitaceous plants consisting of the single species Ecballium agreste (or Elaterium), the squirting cucumber. Its fruit, when ripe, bursts and violently ejects its seeds, together with a mucilaginous juice, from which elaterium, a powerful cathartic medicine, is prepared.
Ecbasis (n.) A figure in which the orator treats of things according to their events consequences.
Ecbatic (a.) Denoting a mere result or consequence, as distinguished from telic, which denotes intention or purpose; thus the phrase / /, if rendered "so that it was fulfilled," is ecbatic; if rendered "in order that it might be." etc., is telic.
Ecbole (n.) A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his own words.
Ecbolic (n.) A drug, as ergot, which by exciting uterine contractions promotes the expulsion of the contents of the uterus.
Ecboline (n.) An alkaloid constituting the active principle of ergot; -- so named from its power of producing abortion.
Eccaleobion (n.) A contrivance for hatching eggs by artificial heat.
Ecce homo () A picture which represents the Savior as given up to the people by Pilate, and wearing a crown of thorns.
Eccentric (a.) Deviating or departing from the center, or from the line of a circle; as, an eccentric or elliptical orbit; pertaining to deviation from the center or from true circular motion.
Eccentric (a.) Not having the same center; -- said of circles, ellipses, spheres, etc., which, though coinciding, either in whole or in part, as to area or volume, have not the same center; -- opposed to concentric.
Eccentric (a.) Pertaining to an eccentric; as, the eccentric rod in a steam engine.
Eccentric (a.) Not coincident as to motive or end.
Eccentric (a.) Deviating from stated methods, usual practice, or established forms or laws; deviating from an appointed sphere or way; departing from the usual course; irregular; anomalous; odd; as, eccentric conduct.
Eccentric (n.) A circle not having the same center as another contained in some measure within the first.
Eccentric (n.) One who, or that which, deviates from regularity; an anomalous or irregular person or thing.
Eccentric (n.) In the Ptolemaic system, the supposed circular orbit of a planet about the earth, but with the earth not in its center.
Eccentric (n.) A circle described about the center of an elliptical orbit, with half the major axis for radius.
Eccentric (n.) A disk or wheel so arranged upon a shaft that the center of the wheel and that of the shaft do not coincide. It is used for operating valves in steam engines, and for other purposes. The motion derived is precisely that of a crank having the same throw.
Eccentrical (a.) See Eccentric.
Eccentrically (adv.) In an eccentric manner.
Eccentricities (pl. ) of Eccentricity
Eccentricity (n.) The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
Eccentricity (n.) The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis.
Eccentricity (n.) The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.
Eccentricity (n.) The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw.
Ecchymose (v. t.) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin; -- chiefly used in the passive form; as, the parts were much ecchymosed.
Ecchymoses (pl. ) of Ecchymosis
Ecchymosis (n.) A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.
Ecchymotic (a.) Pertaining to ecchymosis.
Eccle (n.) The European green woodpecker; -- also called ecall, eaquall, yaffle.
Ecclesiae (pl. ) of Ecclesia
Ecclesia (n.) The public legislative assembly of the Athenians.
Ecclesia (n.) A church, either as a body or as a building.
Ecclesial (a.) Ecclesiastical.
Ecclesiarch (n.) An official of the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.
Ecclesiast (n.) An ecclesiastic.
Ecclesiast (n.) The Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus.
Ecclesiastes (a.) One of the canonical books of the Old Testament.
Ecclesiastic (v. t.) Of or pertaining to the church. See Ecclesiastical.
Ecclesiastic (n.) A person in holy orders, or consecrated to the service of the church and the ministry of religion; a clergyman; a priest.
Ecclesiastical (a.) Of or pertaining to the church; relating to the organization or government of the church; not secular; as, ecclesiastical affairs or history; ecclesiastical courts.
Ecclesiastically (adv.) In an ecclesiastical manner; according ecclesiastical rules.
Ecclesiasticism (n.) Strong attachment to ecclesiastical usages, forms, etc.
Ecclesiasticus (n.) A book of the Apocrypha.
Ecclesiological (a.) Belonging to ecclesiology.
Ecclesiologist (n.) One versed in ecclesiology.
Ecclesiology (n.) The science or theory of church building and decoration.
Eccritic (n.) A remedy which promotes discharges, as an emetic, or a cathartic.
Ecderon (n.) See Ecteron.
Ecdyses (pl. ) of Ecdysis
Ecdysis (n.) The act of shedding, or casting off, an outer cuticular layer, as in the case of serpents, lobsters, etc.; a coming out; as, the ecdysis of the pupa from its shell; exuviation.
Ecgonine (n.) A colorless, crystalline, nitrogenous base, obtained by the decomposition of cocaine.
Echauguette (n.) A small chamber or place of protection for a sentinel, usually in the form of a projecting turret, or the like. See Castle.
Eche (a. / a. pron.) Each.
Echelon (n.) An arrangement of a body of troops when its divisions are drawn up in parallel lines each to the right or the left of the one in advance of it, like the steps of a ladder in position for climbing. Also used adjectively; as, echelon distance.
Echelon (n.) An arrangement of a fleet in a wedge or V formation.
Echelon (v. t.) To place in echelon; to station divisions of troops in echelon.
Echelon (v. i.) To take position in echelon.
Echidna (n.) A monster, half maid and half serpent.
Echidna (n.) A genus of Monotremata found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are toothless and covered with spines; -- called also porcupine ant-eater, and Australian ant-eater.
Echidnine (n.) The clear, viscid fluid secreted by the poison glands of certain serpents; also, a nitrogenous base contained in this, and supposed to be the active poisonous principle of the virus.
Echinate (a.) Alt. of Echinated
Echinated (a.) Set with prickles; prickly, like a hedgehog; bristled; as, an echinated pericarp.
Echinid (a. & n.) Same as Echinoid.
Echinidan (n.) One the Echinoidea.
Echinital (a.) Of, or like, an echinite.
Echinite (n.) A fossil echinoid.
Echinococcus (n.) A parasite of man and of many domestic and wild animals, forming compound cysts or tumors (called hydatid cysts) in various organs, but especially in the liver and lungs, which often cause death. It is the larval stage of the Taenia echinococcus, a small tapeworm peculiar to the dog.
Echinoderm (n.) One of the Echinodermata.
Echinodermal (a.) Relating or belonging to the echinoderms.
Echinodermata (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom. By many writers it was formerly included in the Radiata.
Echinodermatous (a.) Relating to Echinodermata; echinodermal.
Echinoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Echinoidea.
Echinoid (n.) One of the Echinoidea.
Echinoidea (n. pl.) The class Echinodermata which includes the sea urchins. They have a calcareous, usually more or less spheroidal or disk-shaped, composed of many united plates, and covered with movable spines. See Spatangoid, Clypeastroid.
Echinozoa (n. pl.) The Echinodermata.
Echinulate (a.) Set with small spines or prickles.
Echini (pl. ) of Echinus
Echinus (n.) A hedgehog.
Echinus (n.) A genus of echinoderms, including the common edible sea urchin of Europe.
Echinus (n.) The rounded molding forming the bell of the capital of the Grecian Doric style, which is of a peculiar elastic curve. See Entablature.
Echinus (n.) The quarter-round molding (ovolo) of the Roman Doric style. See Illust. of Column
Echinus (n.) A name sometimes given to the egg and anchor or egg and dart molding, because that ornament is often identified with Roman Doric capital. The name probably alludes to the shape of the shell of the sea urchin.
Echiuroidea (n. pl.) A division of Annelida which includes the genus Echiurus and allies. They are often classed among the Gephyrea, and called the armed Gephyreans.
Echoes (pl. ) of Echo
Echo (n.) A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound.
Echo (n.) Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
Echo (n.) A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them.
Echo (n.) A nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice.
Echoed (imp. & p. p.) of Echo
Echoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Echo
Echoes (3d pers. sing. pres.) of Echo
Echo (v. t.) To send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate.
Echo (v. t.) To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.
Echo (v. i.) To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations.
Echoer (n.) One who, or that which, echoes.
Echoless (a.) Without echo or response.
Echometer (n.) A graduated scale for measuring the duration of sounds, and determining their different, and the relation of their intervals.
Echometry (n.) The art of measuring the duration of sounds or echoes.
Echometry (n.) The art of constructing vaults to produce echoes.
Echon (pron.) Alt. of Echoon
Echoon (pron.) Each one.
Echoscope (n.) An instrument for intensifying sounds produced by percussion of the thorax.
Eclair (n.) A kind of frosted cake, containing flavored cream.
Eclaircise (v. t.) To make clear; to clear up what is obscure or not understood; to explain.
Eclaircissement (v. t.) The clearing up of anything which is obscure or not easily understood; an explanation.
Eclampsia (n.) A fancied perception of flashes of light, a symptom of epilepsy; hence, epilepsy itself; convulsions.
Eclampsy (n.) Same as Eclampsia.
Eclat (n.) Brilliancy of success or effort; splendor; brilliant show; striking effect; glory; renown.
Eclat (n.) Demonstration of admiration and approbation; applause.
Eclectic (a.) Selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or systems; as, an eclectic philosopher.
Eclectic (a.) Consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as, an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine.
Eclectic (n.) One who follows an eclectic method.
Eclectically (adv.) In an eclectic manner; by an eclectic method.
Eclecticism (n.) Theory or practice of an eclectic.
Eclegm (n.) A medicine made by mixing oils with sirups.
Eclipse (n.) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the intervention of some other body, either between it and the eye, or between the luminous body and that illuminated by it. A lunar eclipse is caused by the moon passing through the earth's shadow; a solar eclipse, by the moon coming between the sun and the observer. A satellite is eclipsed by entering the shadow of its primary. The obscuration of a planet or star by the moon or a planet, though of the nature of an eclipse, is called an occultation. The eclipse of a small portion of the sun by Mercury or Venus is called a transit of the planet.
Eclipse (n.) The loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness.
Eclipsed (imp. & p. p.) of Eclipse
Eclipsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eclipse
Eclipse (v. t.) To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun.
Eclipse (v. t.) To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing.
Eclipse (v. i.) To suffer an eclipse.
Ecliptic (a.) A great circle of the celestial sphere, making an angle with the equinoctial of about 23! 28'. It is the apparent path of the sun, or the real path of the earth as seen from the sun.
Ecliptic (a.) A great circle drawn on a terrestrial globe, making an angle of 23! 28' with the equator; -- used for illustrating and solving astronomical problems.
Ecliptic (a.) Pertaining to the ecliptic; as, the ecliptic way.
Ecliptic (a.) Pertaining to an eclipse or to eclipses.
Eclogite (n.) A rock consisting of granular red garnet, light green smaragdite, and common hornblende; -- so called in reference to its beauty.
Eclogue (n.) A pastoral poem, in which shepherds are introduced conversing with each other; a bucolic; an idyl; as, the Ecloques of Virgil, from which the modern usage of the word has been established.
Economic (a.) Alt. of Economical
Economical (a.) Pertaining to the household; domestic.
Economical (a.) Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.
Economical (a.) Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; -- said of character or habits.
Economical (a.) Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; frugal; -- said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of money or of time.
Economical (a.) Relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to political economy; as, economic purposes; economical truths.
Economical (a.) Regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end.
Economically (adv.) With economy; with careful management; with prudence in expenditure.
Economics (n.) The science of household affairs, or of domestic management.
Economics (n.) Political economy; the science of the utilities or the useful application of wealth or material resources. See Political economy, under Political.
Economist (n.) One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.
Economist (n.) One who is conversant with political economy; a student of economics.
Economization (n.) The act or practice of using to the best effect.
Economized (imp. & p. p.) of Economize
Economizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Economize
Economize (v. t.) To manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with frugality; as, to economize one's income.
Economize (v. i.) To be prudently sparing in expenditure; to be frugal and saving; as, to economize in order to grow rich.
Economizer (n.) One who, or that which, economizes.
Economizer (n.) Specifically: (Steam Boilers) An arrangement of pipes for heating feed water by waste heat in the gases passing to the chimney.
Economies (pl. ) of Economy
Economy (n.) The management of domestic affairs; the regulation and government of household matters; especially as they concern expense or disbursement; as, a careful economy.
Economy (n.) Orderly arrangement and management of the internal affairs of a state or of any establishment kept up by production and consumption; esp., such management as directly concerns wealth; as, political economy.
Economy (n.) The system of rules and regulations by which anything is managed; orderly system of regulating the distribution and uses of parts, conceived as the result of wise and economical adaptation in the author, whether human or divine; as, the animal or vegetable economy; the economy of a poem; the Jewish economy.
Economy (n.) Thrifty and frugal housekeeping; management without loss or waste; frugality in expenditure; prudence and disposition to save; as, a housekeeper accustomed to economy but not to parsimony.
Ecorche (n.) A manikin, or image, representing an animal, especially man, with the skin removed so that the muscles are exposed for purposes of study.
Ecossaise (n.) A dancing tune in the Scotch style.
Ecostate (a.) Having no ribs or nerves; -- said of a leaf.
Ecoute (n.) One of the small galleries run out in front of the glacis. They serve to annoy the enemy's miners.
Ecphasis (n.) An explicit declaration.
Ecphonema (n.) A breaking out with some interjectional particle.
Ecphoneme (n.) A mark (!) used to indicate an exclamation.
Ecphonesis (n.) An animated or passionate exclamation.
Ecphractic (a.) Serving to dissolve or attenuate viscid matter, and so to remove obstructions; deobstruent.
Ecphractic (n.) An ecphractic medicine.
Ecrasement (n.) The operation performed with an ecraseur.
Ecraseur (n.) An instrument intended to replace the knife in many operations, the parts operated on being severed by the crushing effect produced by the gradual tightening of a steel chain, so that hemorrhage rarely follows.
Ecru (a.) Having the color or appearance of unbleached stuff, as silk, linen, or the like.
Ecstasies (pl. ) of Ecstasy
Ecstasy (n.) The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.
Ecstasy (n.) Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
Ecstasy (n.) Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.
Ecstasy (n.) A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.
Ecstasy (v. t.) To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.
Ecstatic (n.) Pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy; as, ecstatic gaze; ecstatic trance.
Ecstatic (n.) Delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing; as, ecstatic bliss or joy.
Ecstatic (n.) An enthusiast.
Ecstatical (a.) Ecstatic.
Ecstatical (a.) Tending to external objects.
Ecstatically (adv.) Rapturously; ravishingly.
Ect- () Alt. of Ecto-
Ecto- () A combining form signifying without, outside, external.
Ectad (adv.) Toward the outside or surface; -- opposed to entad.
Ectal (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the surface; outer; -- opposed to ental.
Ectasia (n.) A dilatation of a hollow organ or of a canal.
Ectasis (n.) The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.
Ectental (a.) Relating to, or connected with, the two primitive germ layers, the ectoderm and ectoderm; as, the "ectental line" or line of juncture of the two layers in the segmentation of the ovum.
Ecteron (n.) The external layer of the skin and mucous membranes; epithelium; ecderon.
Ectethmoid (a.) External to the ethmoid; prefrontal.
Ecthlipsis (n.) The dropping out or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
Ecthlipsis (n.) The elision of a final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.
Ecthorea (pl. ) of Ecthoreum
Ecthoreum (n.) The slender, hollow thread of a nettling cell or cnida. See Nettling cell.
Ecthymata (pl. ) of Ecthyma
Ecthyma (n.) A cutaneous eruption, consisting of large, round pustules, upon an indurated and inflamed base.
Ecto- () See Ect-.
Ectoblast (n.) The outer layer of the blastoderm; the epiblast; the ectoderm.
Ectoblast (n.) The outer envelope of a cell; the cell wall.
Ectobronchia (pl. ) of Ectobronchium
Ectobronchium (n.) One of the dorsal branches of the main bronchi in the lungs of birds.
Ectocuneriform (n.) Alt. of Ectocuniform
Ectocuniform (n.) One of the bones of the tarsus. See Cuneiform.
Ectocyst (n.) The outside covering of the Bryozoa.
Ectoderm (n.) The outer layer of the blastoderm; epiblast.
Ectoderm (n.) The external skin or outer layer of an animal or plant, this being formed in an animal from the epiblast. See Illust. of Blastoderm.
Ectodermal (a.) Alt. of Ectodermic
Ectodermic (a.) Of or relating to the ectoderm.
Ectolecithal (a.) Having the food yolk, at the commencement of segmentation, in a peripheral position, and the cleavage process confined to the center of the egg; as, ectolecithal ova.
Ectomere (n.) The more transparent cells, which finally become external, in many segmenting ova, as those of mammals.
Ectoparasite (n.) Any parasite which lives on the exterior of animals; -- opposed to endoparasite.
Ectopia (n.) A morbid displacement of parts, especially such as is congenial; as, ectopia of the heart, or of the bladder.
Ectopic (a.) Out of place; congenitally displaced; as, an ectopic organ.
Ectoplasm (n.) The outer transparent layer of protoplasm in a developing ovum.
Ectoplasm (n.) The outer hyaline layer of protoplasm in a vegetable cell.
Ectoplasm (n.) The ectosarc of protozoan.
Ectoplastic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, ectoplasm.
Ectoprocta (n. pl.) An order of Bryozoa in which the anus lies outside the circle of tentacles.
Ectopy (n.) Same as Ectopia.
Ectorganism (n.) An external parasitic organism.
Ectosarc (n.) The semisolid external layer of protoplasm in some unicellular organisms, as the amoeba; ectoplasm; exoplasm.
Ectosteal (a.) Of or pertaining to ectostosis; as, ectosteal ossification.
Ectostosis (n.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place in the perichondrium and either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage.
Ectozoic (a.) See Epizoic.
Ectozoa (pl. ) of Ectozoon
Ectozoon (n.) See Epizoon.
Ectropion (n.) An unnatural eversion of the eyelids.
Ectropium (n.) Same as Ectropion.
Ectrotic (a.) Having a tendency to prevent the development of anything, especially of a disease.
Ectypal (a.) Copied, reproduced as a molding or cast, in contradistinction from the original model.
Ectype (n.) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence:
Ectype (n.) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).
Ectype (n.) A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed.
Ectypography (n.) A method of etching in which the design upon the plate is produced in relief.
Ecumenic (a.) Alt. of Ecumenical
Ecumenical (a.) General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council.
Ecurie (n.) A stable.
Eczema (n.) An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; -- called also tetter, milk crust, and salt rheum.
Eczematous (a.) Pertaining to eczema; having the characteristic of eczema.
-ic () A suffix signifying, in general, relating to, or characteristic of; as, historic, hygienic, telegraphic, etc.
-ic () A suffix, denoting that the element indicated enters into certain compounds with its highest valence, or with a valence relatively higher than in compounds where the name of the element ends in -ous; as, ferric, sulphuric. It is also used in the general sense of pertaining to; as, hydric, sodic, calcic.
Icarian (a.) Soaring too high for safety, like Icarus; adventurous in flight.
Ice (n.) Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal. Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4! C. being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats.
Ice (n.) Concreted sugar.
Ice (n.) Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen.
Ice (n.) Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice.
Iced (imp. & p. p.) of Ice
Icing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ice
Ice (v. t.) To cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice.
Ice (v. t.) To cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc.
Ice (v. t.) To chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze.
Iceberg (n.) A large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean.
Icebird (n.) An Arctic sea bird, as the Arctic fulmar.
Icebound (a.) Totally surrounded with ice, so as to be incapable of advancing; as, an icebound vessel; also, surrounded by or fringed with ice so as to hinder easy access; as, an icebound coast.
Ice-built (a.) Composed of ice.
Ice-built (a.) Loaded with ice.
Iced (a.) Covered with ice; chilled with ice; as, iced water.
Iced (a.) Covered with something resembling ice, as sugar icing; frosted; as, iced cake.
Icefall (n.) A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.
Icelander (n.) A native, or one of the Scandinavian people, of Iceland.
Icelandic (a.) Of or pertaining to Iceland; relating to, or resembling, the Icelanders.
Icelandic (n.) The language of the Icelanders. It is one of the Scandinavian group, and is more nearly allied to the Old Norse than any other language now spoken.
Iceland moss () A kind of lichen (Cetraria Icelandica) found from the Arctic regions to the North Temperate zone. It furnishes a nutritious jelly and other forms of food, and is used in pulmonary complaints as a demulcent.
Iceland spar () A transparent variety of calcite, the best of which is obtained in Iceland. It is used for the prisms of the polariscope, because of its strong double refraction. Cf. Calcite.
Icemen (pl. ) of Iceman
Iceman (n.) A man who is skilled in traveling upon ice, as among glaciers.
Iceman (n.) One who deals in ice; one who retails or delivers ice.
Ice plant () A plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum), sprinkled with pellucid, watery vesicles, which glisten like ice. It is native along the Mediterranean, in the Canaries, and in South Africa. Its juice is said to be demulcent and diuretic; its ashes are used in Spain in making glass.
Icequake (n.) The crash or concussion attending the breaking up of masses of ice, -- often due to contraction from extreme cold.
Ich (pron.) I.
Ichneumon (n.) Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Herpestes, and family Viverridae. Numerous species are found in Asia and Africa. The Egyptian species(H. ichneumon), which ranges to Spain and Palestine, is noted for destroying the eggs and young of the crocodile as well as various snakes and lizards, and hence was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians. The common species of India (H. griseus), known as the mongoose, has similar habits and is often domesticated. It is noted for killing the cobra.
Ichneumon (n.) Any hymenopterous insect of the family Ichneumonidae, of which several thousand species are known, belonging to numerous genera.
Ichneumonidan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ichneumonidae, or ichneumon flies.
Ichneumonidan (n.) One of the Ichneumonidae.
Ichneumonides (n. pl.) The ichneumon flies.
Ichnite (n.) A fossil footprint; as, the ichnites in the Triassic sandstone.
Ichnographic (a.) Alt. of Ichnographical
Ichnographical (a.) Of or pertaining to ichonography; describing a ground plot.
Ichnography (n.) A horizontal section of a building or other object, showing its true dimensions according to a geometric scale; a ground plan; a map; also, the art of making such plans.
Ichnolite (n.) A fossil footprint; an ichnite.
Ichnolithology (n.) Same as Ichnology.
Ichnological (a.) Of or pertaining to ichnology.
Ichnology (n.) The branch of science which treats of fossil footprints.
Ichnoscopy (n.) The search for the traces of anything.
Ichor (n.) An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods.
Ichor (n.) A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc.
Ichorhaemia (n.) Infection of the blood with ichorous or putrid substances.
Ichorous (a.) Of or like ichor; thin; watery; serous; sanious.
Ichthidin (n.) A substance from the egg yolk of osseous fishes.
Ichthin (n.) A nitrogenous substance resembling vitellin, present in the egg yolk of cartilaginous fishes.
Ichthulin (n.) A substance from the yolk of salmon's egg.
Ichthus (n.) In early Christian and eccesiastical art, an emblematic fish, or the Greek word for fish, which combined the initials of the Greek words /, /, / /, /, Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior.
Ichthyic (a.) Like, or pertaining to, fishes.
Ichthyocol (n.) Alt. of Ichthyocolla
Ichthyocolla (n.) Fish glue; isinglass; a glue prepared from the sounds of certain fishes.
Ichthyocoprolite (n.) Fossil dung of fishes.
Ichthyodorulite (n.) One of the spiny plates foundon the back and tail of certain skates.
Ichthyography (n.) A treatise on fishes.
Ichthyoid (a.) Alt. of Ichthyoidal
Ichthyoidal (a.) Somewhat like a fish; having some of the characteristics of fishes; -- said of some amphibians.
Ichthyolatry (n.) Worship of fishes, or of fish-shaped idols.
Ichthyolite (n.) A fossil fish, or fragment of a fish.
Ichthyologic (a.) Alt. of Ichthyological
Ichthyological (a.) Of or pertaining to ichthyology.
Ichthyologist (n.) One versed in, or who studies, ichthyology.
Ichthyology (n.) The natural history of fishes; that branch of zoology which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits.
Ichthyomancy (n.) Divination by the heads or the entrails of fishes.
Ichthyomorpha (n. pl.) The Urodela.
Ichthyomorphic (a.) Alt. of Ichthyomorphous
Ichthyomorphous (a.) Fish-shaped; as, the ichthyomorphic idols of ancient Assyria.
Ichthyophagist (n.) One who eats, or subsists on, fish.
Ichthyophagous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, fish.
Ichthyohagy (n.) The practice of eating, or living upon, fish.
Ichthyophthalmite (n.) See Apophyllite.
Ichthyophthira (n. pl.) A division of copepod crustaceans, including numerous species parasitic on fishes.
Ichthyopsida (n. pl.) A grand division of the Vertebrata, including the Amphibia and Fishes.
Ichthyopterygia (n. pl.) See Ichthyosauria.
Ichthyopterygium (n.) The typical limb, or lateral fin, of fishes.
Ichthyornis (n.) An extinct genus of toothed birds found in the American Cretaceous formation. It is remarkable for having biconcave vertebrae, and sharp, conical teeth set in sockets. Its wings were well developed. It is the type of the order Odontotormae.
Ichthyosaur (n.) One of the Ichthyosaura.
Ichthyosauria (n. pl.) An extinct order of marine reptiles, including Ichthyosaurus and allied forms; -- called also Ichthyopterygia. They have not been found later than the Cretaceous period.
Ichthyosaurian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ichthyosauria.
Ichthyosaurian (n.) One of the Ichthyosauria.
Ichthyosauri (pl. ) of Ichthyosaurus
Ichthyosaurus (n.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; -- so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations.
Ichthyosis (n.) A disease in which the skin is thick, rough, and scaly; -- called also fishskin.
Ichthyotomist (n.) One skilled in ichthyotomy.
Ichthyoomy (n.) The anatomy or dissection of fishes.
Ichthys (n.) Same as Ichthus.
Icicle (n.) A pendent, and usually conical, mass of ice, formed by freezing of dripping water; as, the icicles on the eaves of a house.
Icicled (a.) Having icicles attached.
Icily (adv.) In an icy manner; coldly.
Iciness (n.) The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity.
Icing (n.) A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting.
Ickle (n.) An icicle.
Icon (n.) An image or representation; a portrait or pretended portrait.
Iconical (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, images, pictures, or representations of any kind.
Iconism (n.) The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a delineation or description.
Iconize (v. t.) To form an image or likeness of.
Iconoclasm (n.) The doctrine or practice of the iconoclasts; image breaking.
Iconoclast (n.) A breaker or destroyer of images or idols; a determined enemy of idol worship.
Iconoclast (n.) One who exposes or destroys impositions or shams; one who attacks cherished beliefs; a radical.
Iconoclastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts, or to image breaking.
Iconodule (n.) Alt. of Iconodulist
Iconodulist (n.) One who serves images; -- opposed to an iconoclast.
Iconographer (n.) A maker of images.
Iconographic (a.) Of or pertaining to iconography.
Iconographic (a.) Representing by means of pictures or diagrams; as, an icongraphic encyclopaedia.
Iconography (n.) The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons; as, the iconography of the ancients.
Iconography (n.) The study of representative art in general.
Iconolater (n.) One who worships images.
Iconolatry (n.) The worship of images as symbols; -- distinguished from idolatry, the worship of images themselves.
Iconology (n.) The discussion or description of portraiture or of representative images. Cf. Iconography.
Iconomachy (n.) Hostility to images as objects of worship.
Iconomical (a.) Opposed to pictures or images as objects of worship.
Iconophilist (n.) A student, or lover of the study, of iconography.
Icosahedral (a.) Having twenty equal sides or faces.
Icosahedron (n.) A solid bounded by twenty sides or faces.
Icosandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants, having twenty or more stamens inserted in the calyx.
Icosandrian (a.) Alt. of Icosandrous
Icosandrous (a.) Pertaining to the class Icosandria; having twenty or more stamens inserted in the calyx.
Icositetrahedron (n.) A twenty-four-sided solid; a tetragonal trisoctahedron or trapezohedron.
-ics () A suffix used in forming the names of certain sciences, systems, etc., as acoustics, mathematics, dynamics, statistics, politics, athletics.
Icteric (n.) A remedy for the jaundice.
Icteric (a.) Alt. of Icterical
Icterical (a.) Pertaining to, or affected with, jaundice.
Icterical (a.) Good against the jaundice.
Icteritious (a.) Alt. of Icteritous
Icteritous (a.) Yellow; of the color of the skin when it is affected by the jaundice.
Icteroid (a.) Of a tint resembling that produced by jaundice; yellow; as, an icteroid tint or complexion.
Icterus (a.) The jaundice.
Ictic (a.) Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.
Ictus (n.) The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. Arsis.
Ictus (n.) A stroke or blow, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
Icy (superl.) Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in, ice; cold; frosty.
Icy (superl.) Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold.
Icy-pearled (a.) Spangled with ice.
Oca (n.) A Peruvian name for certain species of Oxalis (O. crenata, and O. tuberosa) which bear edible tubers.
Occamy (n.) An alloy imitating gold or silver.
Occasion (n.) A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
Occasion (n.) A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
Occasion (n.) An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.
Occasion (n.) Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
Occasion (n.) A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
Occasioned (imp. & p. p.) of Occasion
Occasioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Occasion
Occasion (v. t.) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
Occasionable (a.) Capable of being occasioned or caused.
Occasional (a.) Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or efforts.
Occasional (a.) Produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a thing.
Occasionalism (n.) The system of occasional causes; -- a name given to certain theories of the Cartesian school of philosophers, as to the intervention of the First Cause, by which they account for the apparent reciprocal action of the soul and the body.
Occasionality (n.) Quality or state of being occasional; occasional occurrence.
Occasionally (adv.) In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly.
Occasionate (v. t.) To occasion.
Occasioner (n.) One who, or that which, occasions, causes, or produces.
Occasive (a.) Of or pertaining to the setting sun; falling; descending; western.
Occecation (n.) The act of making blind, or the state of being blind.
Occident (n.) The part of the horizon where the sun last appears in the evening; that part of the earth towards the sunset; the west; -- opposed to orient. Specifically, in former times, Europe as opposed to Asia; now, also, the Western hemisphere.
Occidental (a.) Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western; -- opposed to oriental; as, occidental climates, or customs; an occidental planet.
Occidental (a.) Possessing inferior hardness, brilliancy, or beauty; -- used of inferior precious stones and gems, because those found in the Orient are generally superior.
Occidentals (n.pl.) Western Christians of the Latin rite. See Orientals.
Occiduous (a.) Western; occidental.
Occipital (a.) Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone.
Occipital (n.) The occipital bone.
Occipito- () A combining form denoting relation to, or situation near, the occiput; as, occipito-axial; occipito-mastoid.
Occipitoaxial (a.) Of or pertaining to the occipital bone and second vertebra, or axis.
Occipita (pl. ) of Occiput
Occiputs (pl. ) of Occiput
Occiput (n.) The back, or posterior, part of the head or skull; the region of the occipital bone.
Occiput (n.) A plate which forms the back part of the head of insects.
Occision (n.) A killing; the act of killing.
Occlude (v. t.) To shut up; to close.
Occlude (v. t.) To take in and retain; to absorb; -- said especially with respect to gases; as iron, platinum, and palladium occlude large volumes of hydrogen.
Occludent (a.) Serving to close; shutting up.
Occludent (n.) That which closes or shuts up.
Occluse (a.) Shut; closed.
Occlusion (n.) The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
Occlusion (n.) The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.
Occrustate (v. t.) To incrust; to harden.
Occult (a.) Hidden from the eye or the understanding; inviable; secret; concealed; unknown.
Occult (v. t.) To eclipse; to hide from sight.
Occultation (n.) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; -- applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the moon, and to the eclipses of satellites of planets by their primaries.
Occultation (n.) Fig.: The state of being occult.
Occulted (a.) Hidden; secret.
Occulted (a.) Concealed by the intervention of some other heavenly body, as a star by the moon.
Occulting (n.) Same as Occultation.
Occultism (n.) A certain Oriental system of theosophy.
Occultist (n.) An adherent of occultism.
Occultly (adv.) In an occult manner.
Occultness (n.) State or quality of being occult.
Occupancy (n.) The act of taking or holding possession; possession; occupation.
Occupant (n.) One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing.
Occupant (n.) A prostitute.
Occupate (v. t.) To occupy.
Occupation (n.) The act or process of occupying or taking possession; actual possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant.
Occupation (n.) That which occupies or engages the time and attention; the principal business of one's life; vocation; employment; calling; trade.
Occupier (n.) One who occupies, or has possession.
Occupier (n.) One who follows an employment; hence, a tradesman.
Occupied (imp. & p. p.) of Occupy
Occupying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Occupy
Occupy (v. t.) To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.
Occupy (v. t.) To hold, or fill, the dimensions of; to take up the room or space of; to cover or fill; as, the camp occupies five acres of ground.
Occupy (v. t.) To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.
Occupy (v. t.) To do business in; to busy one's self with.
Occupy (v. t.) To use; to expend; to make use of.
Occupy (v. t.) To have sexual intercourse with.
Occupy (v. i.) To hold possession; to be an occupant.
Occupy (v. i.) To follow business; to traffic.
Occurred (imp. & p. p.) of Occur
Occurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Occur
Occur (v. i.) To meet; to clash.
Occur (v. i.) To go in order to meet; to make reply.
Occur (v. i.) To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to offer; to appear; to happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs.
Occur (v. i.) To meet or come to the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory.
Occurrence (n.) A coming or happening; as, the occurence of a railway collision.
Occurrence (n.) Any incident or event; esp., one which happens without being designed or expected; as, an unusual occurrence, or the ordinary occurrences of life.
Occurrent (a.) Occurring or happening; hence, incidental; accidental.
Occurrent (n.) One who meets; hence, an adversary.
Occurrent (n.) Anything that happens; an occurrence.
Occurse (n.) Same as Occursion.
Occursion (n.) A meeting; a clash; a collision.
Ocean (n.) The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; -- called also the sea, or great sea.
Ocean (n.) One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
Ocean (n.) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of eternity; an ocean of affairs.
Ocean (a.) Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean waves; an ocean stream.
Oceanic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ocean; found or formed in or about, or produced by, the ocean; frequenting the ocean, especially mid-ocean.
Oceanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Oceania or its inhabitants.
Oceanography (n.) A description of the ocean.
Oceanology (n.) That branch of science which relates to the ocean.
Oceanus (n.) The god of the great outer sea, or the river which was believed to flow around the whole earth.
Ocellary (a.) Of or pertaining to ocelli.
Ocellate (a.) Same as Ocellated.
Ocellated (a.) Resembling an eye.
Ocellated (a.) Marked with eyelike spots of color; as, the ocellated blenny.
Ocelli (pl. ) of Ocellus
Ocellus (n.) A little eye; a minute simple eye found in many invertebrates.
Ocellus (n.) An eyelike spot of color, as those on the tail of the peacock.
Oceloid (a.) Resembling the ocelot.
Ocelot (n.) An American feline carnivore (Felis pardalis). It ranges from the Southwestern United States to Patagonia. It is covered with blackish ocellated spots and blotches, which are variously arranged. The ground color varies from reddish gray to tawny yellow.
Ocher (n.) Alt. of Ochre
Ochre (n.) A impure earthy ore of iron or a ferruginous clay, usually red (hematite) or yellow (limonite), -- used as a pigment in making paints, etc. The name is also applied to clays of other colors.
Ochre (n.) A metallic oxide occurring in earthy form; as, tungstic ocher or tungstite.
Ocherous (a.) Alt. of Ochreous
Ochreous (a.) Of or pertaining to ocher; containing or resembling ocher; as, ocherous matter; ocherous soil.
Ochery (a.) Ocherous.
Ochimy (n.) See Occamy.
Ochlesis (n.) A general morbid condition induced by the crowding together of many persons, esp. sick persons, under one roof.
Ochlocracy (n.) A form of government by the multitude; a mobocracy.
Ochlocratic (a.) Alt. of Ochlocratical
Ochlocratical (a.) Of or pertaining to ochlocracy; having the form or character of an ochlocracy; mobocratic.
Ochraceous (a.) Ocherous.
Ochre (n.) See Ocher.
Ochreaee (pl. ) of Ochrea
Ochrea (n.) A greave or legging.
Ochrea (n.) A kind of sheath formed by two stipules united round a stem.
Ochreate (a.) Alt. of Ochreated
Ochreated (a.) Wearing or furnished with an ochrea or legging; wearing boots; booted.
Ochreated (a.) Provided with ochrea, or sheathformed stipules, as the rhubarb, yellow dock, and knotgrass.
Ochreous (a.) See Ocherous.
Ochrey (a.) See Ochery.
Ochroleucous (a.) Yellowish white; having a faint tint of dingy yellow.
Ochry (a.) See Ochery.
Ochymy (n.) See Occamy.
-ock () A suffix used to form diminutives; as, bullock, hillock.
Ocra (n.) See Okra.
Ocrea (n.) See Ochrea.
Ocreate (a.) Alt. of Ocreated
Ocreated (a.) Same as Ochreate, Ochreated.
Octa- () A prefix meaning eight. See Octo-.
Octachord (n.) An instrument of eight strings; a system of eight tones.
Octad (n.) An atom or radical which has a valence of eight, or is octavalent.
Octaedral (a.) See Octahedral.
Octaemeron (n.) A fast of eight days before a great festival.
Octagon (n.) A plane figure of eight sides and eight angles.
Octagon (n.) Any structure (as a fortification) or place with eight sides or angles.
Octagonal (a.) Having eight sides and eight angles.
Octagynous (a.) Having eight pistils or styles; octogynous.
Octahedral (a.) Having eight faces or sides; of, pertaining to, or formed in, octahedrons; as, octahedral cleavage.
Octahedrite (n.) Titanium dioxide occurring in acute octahedral crystals.
Octahedron (n.) A solid bounded by eight faces. The regular octahedron is contained by eight equal equilateral triangles.
Octamerous (a.) Having the parts in eights; as, an octamerous flower; octamerous mesenteries in polyps.
Octameter (n.) A verse containing eight feet; as, --//Deep# in|to# the | dark#ness | peer#ing, | long# I | stood# there | wond'#ring, | fear#ing.
Octander (n.) One of the Octandria.
Octandria (n.pl.) A Linnaean class of plants, in which the flowers have eight stamens not united to one another or to the pistil.
Octandrian (a.) Alt. of Octandrous
Octandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Octandria; having eight distinct stamens.
Octane (n.) Any one of a group of metametric hydrocarcons (C8H18) of the methane series. The most important is a colorless, volatile, inflammable liquid, found in petroleum, and a constituent of benzene or ligroin.
Octangular (a.) Having eight angles; eight-angled.
Octant (n.) The eighth part of a circle; an arc of 45 degrees.
Octant (n.) The position or aspect of a heavenly body, as the moon or a planet, when half way between conjunction, or opposition, and quadrature, or distant from another body 45 degrees.
Octant (n.) An instrument for measuring angles (generally called a quadrant), having an arc which measures up to 9O!, but being itself the eighth part of a circle. Cf. Sextant.
Octant (n.) One of the eight parts into which a space is divided by three coordinate planes.
Octapla (sing.) A portion of the Old Testament prepared by Origen in the 3d century, containing the Hebrew text and seven Greek versions of it, arranged in eight parallel columns.
Octaroon (n.) See Octoroon.
Octastyle (a.) See Octostyle.
Octateuch (n.) A collection of eight books; especially, the first eight books of the Old Testament.
Octavalent (a.) Having a valence of eight; capable of being combined with, exchanged for, or compared with, eight atoms of hydrogen; -- said of certain atoms or radicals.
Octave (n.) The eighth day after a church festival, the festival day being included; also, the week following a church festival.
Octave (n.) The eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one and eight of the scale, or any interval of equal length; an interval of five tones and two semitones.
Octave (n.) The whole diatonic scale itself.
Octave (n.) The first two stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of four verses each; a stanza of eight lines.
Octave (n.) A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.
Octave (a.) Consisting of eight; eight.
Octavos (pl. ) of Octavo
Octavo (n.) A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eight leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book so made; -- usually written 8vo or 8!.
Octavo (a.) Having eight leaves to a sheet; as, an octavo form, book, leaf, size, etc.
Octene (n.) Same as Octylene.
Octennial (a.) Happening every eighth year; also, lasting a period of eight years.
Octet (n.) A composition for eight parts, usually for eight solo instruments or voices.
Octic (a.) Of the eighth degree or order.
Octic (n.) A quantic of the eighth degree.
Octile (n.) Same as Octant, 2.
Octillion (n.) According to the French method of numeration (which method is followed also in the United States) the number expressed by a unit with twenty-seven ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-eight ciphers annexed. See Numeration.
Octo- () Alt. of Octa-
Octa- () A combining form meaning eight; as in octodecimal, octodecimal, octolocular.
Octoate (n.) A salt of an octoic acid; a caprylate.
October (n.) The tenth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
October (n.) Ale or cider made in that month.
Octocera (n.pl.) Octocerata.
Octocerata (n.pl.) A suborder of Cephalopoda including Octopus, Argonauta, and allied genera, having eight arms around the head; -- called also Octopoda.
Octochord (n.) See Octachord.
Octodecimo (a.) Having eighteen leaves to a sheet; as, an octodecimo form, book, leaf, size, etc.
Octodecimos (pl. ) of Octodecimo
Octodecimo (n.) A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eighteen leaves; hence; indicating more or less definitely a size of book, whose sheets are so folded; -- usually written 18mo or 18!, and called eighteenmo.
Octodentate (a.) Having eight teeth.
Octodont (a.) Of or pertaining to the Octodontidae, a family of rodents which includes the coypu, and many other South American species.
Octoedrical (a.) See Octahedral.
Octofid (a.) Cleft or separated into eight segments, as a calyx.
Octogamy (n.) A marrying eight times.
Octogenarian (n.) A person eighty years, or more, of age.
Octogenary (a.) Of eighty years of age.
Octogild (n.) A pecuniary compensation for an injury, of eight times the value of the thing.
Octogonal (a.) See Octagonal.
Octogynia (n.pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having eight pistils.
Octogynian (a.) Alt. of Octogynous
Octogynous (a.) Having eight pistils; octagynous.
Octoic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, octane; -- used specifically, to designate any one of a group of acids, the most important of which is called caprylic acid.
Octolocular (a.) Having eight cells for seeds.
Octonaphthene (n.) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the octylene series, occurring in Caucasian petroleum.
Octonary (a.) Of or pertaining to the number eight.
Octonocular (a.) Having eight eyes.
Octopede (n.) An animal having eight feet, as a spider.
Octopetalous (a.) Having eight petals or flower leaves.
Octopod (n.) One of the Octocerata.
Octopoda (n.pl.) Same as Octocerata.
Octopoda (n.pl.) Same as Arachnida.
Octopodia (n.pl.) Same as Octocerata.
Octopus (n.) A genus of eight-armed cephalopods, including numerous species, some of them of large size. See Devilfish,
Octoradiated (a.) Having eight rays.
Octoroon (n.) The offspring of a quadroon and a white person; a mestee.
Octospermous (a.) Containing eight seeds.
Octostichous (a.) In eight vertical ranks, as leaves on a stem.
Octostyle (a.) Having eight columns in the front; -- said of a temple or portico. The Parthenon is octostyle, but most large Greek temples are hexastele. See Hexastyle.
Octostyle (n.) An octostyle portico or temple.
Octosyllabic (a.) Alt. of Octosyllabical
Octosyllabical (a.) Consisting of or containing eight syllables.
Octosyllable (a.) Octosyllabic.
Octosyllable (n.) A word of eight syllables.
Octoyl (n.) A hypothetical radical (C8H15O), regarded as the essential residue of octoic acid.
Octroi (n.) A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, as the exclusive right of trade granted to a guild or society; a concession.
Octroi (n.) A tax levied in money or kind at the gate of a French city on articles brought within the walls.
Octuor (n.) See Octet.
Octuple (a.) Eightfold.
Octyl (n.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical regarded as an essential residue of octane, and as entering into its derivatives; as, octyl alcohol.
Octylene (n.) Any one of a series of metameric hydrocarbons (C8H16) of the ethylene series. In general they are combustible, colorless liquids.
Octylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, octyl; as, octylic ether.
Ocular (a.) Depending on, or perceived by, the eye; received by actual sight; personally seeing or having seen; as, ocular proof.
Ocular (a.) Of or pertaining to the eye; optic.
Ocular (n.) The eyepiece of an optical instrument, as of a telescope or microscope.
Ocularly (adv.) By the eye, or by actual sight.
Oculary (a.) Of or pertaining to the eye; ocular; optic; as, oculary medicines.
Oculate (a.) Alt. of Oculated
Oculated (a.) Furnished with eyes.
Oculated (a.) Having spots or holes resembling eyes; ocellated.
Oculiform (a.) In the form of an eye; resembling an eye; as, an oculiform pebble.
Oculina (n.) A genus of tropical corals, usually branched, and having a very volid texture.
Oculinacea (n.pl.) A suborder of corals including many reef-building species, having round, starlike calicles.
Oculist (n.) One skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
Oculo- () A combining form from L. oculus the eye.
Oculomotor (a.) Of or pertaining to the movement of the eye; -- applied especially to the common motor nerves (or third pair of cranial nerves) which supply many of the muscles of the orbit.
Oculomotor (n.) The oculomotor nerve.
Oculonasal (a.) Of or pertaining to the region of the eye and the nose; as, the oculonasal, or nasal, nerve, one of the branches of the ophthalmic.
Oculi (pl. ) of Oculus
Oculus (n.) An eye; (Bot.) a leaf bud.
Oculus (n.) A round window, usually a small one.
Ocypodian (n.) One of a tribe of crabs which live in holes in the sand along the seashore, and run very rapidly, -- whence the name.
Scab (n.) An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part.
Scab (n.) The itch in man; also, the scurvy.
Scab (n.) The mange, esp. when it appears on sheep.
Scab (n.) A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia Scabies).
Scab (n.) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
Scab (n.) A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
Scab (n.) A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes the place of a workman on a strike.
Scabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Scab
Scabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scab
Scab (v. i.) To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over.
Scabbard (n.) The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
Scabbard (v. t.) To put in a scabbard.
Scabbard plane () See Scaleboard plane, under Scaleboard.
Scabbed (a.) Abounding with scabs; diseased with scabs.
Scabbed (a.) Fig.: Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.
Scabbedness (n.) Scabbiness.
Scabbily (adv.) In a scabby manner.
Scabbiness (n.) The quality or state of being scabby.
Scabble (v. t.) See Scapple.
Scabby (superl.) Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
Scabby (superl.) Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.
Scabies (n.) The itch.
Scabious (a.) Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious eruptions.
Scabious (a.) Any plant of the genus Scabiosa, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the Compositae, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not connected.
Scabling (n.) A fragment or chip of stone.
Scabredity (n.) Roughness; ruggedness.
Scabrous (a.) Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly.
Scabrous (a.) Fig.: Harsh; unmusical.
Scabrousness (n.) The quality of being scabrous.
Scabwort (n.) Elecampane.
Scad (n.) A small carangoid fish (Trachurus saurus) abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several allied species.
Scad (n.) The goggler; -- called also big-eyed scad. See Goggler.
Scad (n.) The friar skate.
Scad (n.) The cigar fish, or round robin.
Scaffold (n.) A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
Scaffold (n.) Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
Scaffold (n.) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
Scaffold (v. t.) To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.
Scaffoldage (n.) A scaffold.
Scaffolding (n.) A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body.
Scaffolding (n.) Materials for building scaffolds.
Scaglia (n.) A reddish variety of limestone.
Scagliola (n.) An imitation of any veined and ornamental stone, as marble, formed by a substratum of finely ground gypsum mixed with glue, the surface of which, while soft, is variegated with splinters of marble, spar, granite, etc., and subsequently colored and polished.
Scalae (pl. ) of Scala
Scala (n.) A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus.
Scala (n.) A term applied to any one of the three canals of the cochlea.
Scalable (a.) Capable of being scaled.
Scalade (n.) Alt. of Scalado
Scalado (n.) See Escalade.
Scalar (n.) In the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction; -- distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction.
Scalaria (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods of the genus Scalaria, or family Scalaridae, having elongated spiral turreted shells, with rounded whorls, usually crossed by ribs or varices. The color is generally white or pale. Called also ladder shell, and wentletrap. See Ptenoglossa, and Wentletrap.
Scalariform (a.) Resembling a ladder in form or appearance; having transverse bars or markings like the rounds of a ladder; as, the scalariform cells and scalariform pits in some plants.
Scalariform (a.) Like or pertaining to a scalaria.
Scalary (a.) Resembling a ladder; formed with steps.
Scalawag (n.) A scamp; a scapegrace.
Scalded (imp. & p. p.) of Scald
Scalding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scald
Scald (v. t.) To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid; as, to scald the hand.
Scald (v. t.) To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.
Scald (n.) A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.
Scald (a.) Affected with the scab; scabby.
Scald (a.) Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers.
Scald (n.) Scurf on the head. See Scall.
Scald (n.) One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes.
Scalder (n.) A Scandinavian poet; a scald.
Scaldfish (n.) A European flounder (Arnoglossus laterna, or Psetta arnoglossa); -- called also megrim, and smooth sole.
Scaldic (a.) Of or pertaining to the scalds of the Norsemen; as, scaldic poetry.
Scale (n.) The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.
Scale (n.) The sign or constellation Libra.
Scaled (imp. & p. p.) of Scale
Scaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scale
Scale (v. t.) To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.
Scale (n.) One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid.
Scale (n.) Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.
Scale (n.) One of the small scalelike structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera.
Scale (n.) A scale insect. (See below.)
Scale (n.) A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.
Scale (n.) The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife.
Scale (n.) An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.
Scale (n.) The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.
Scale (v. t.) To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.
Scale (v. t.) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.
Scale (v. t.) To scatter; to spread.
Scale (v. t.) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.
Scale (v. i.) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.
Scale (v. i.) To separate; to scatter.
Scale (n.) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.
Scale (n.) Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.
Scale (n.) A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.
Scale (n.) A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.
Scale (n.) A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.
Scale (n.) The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.
Scale (n.) Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.
Scale (n.) Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.
Scale (v. t.) To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.
Scale (v. i.) To lead up by steps; to ascend.
Scaleback (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidae, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chaetopoda.
Scalebeam (n.) The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.
Scalebeam (n.) A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.
Scaleboard (n.) A thin slip of wood used to justify a page.
Scaleboard (n.) A thin veneer of leaf of wood used for covering the surface of articles of furniture, and the like.
Scaled (a.) Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.
Scaled (a.) Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.
Scaled (a.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.
Scaleless (a.) Destitute of scales.
Scalene (a.) Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.
Scalene (a.) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.
Scalene (a.) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.
Scalene (a.) Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.
Scalene (n.) A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.
Scalenohedral (a.) Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.
Scalenohedron (n.) A pyramidal form under the rhombohedral system, inclosed by twelve faces, each a scalene triangle.
Scaler (n.) One who, or that which, scales; specifically, a dentist's instrument for removing tartar from the teeth.
Scale-winged (a.) Having the wings covered with small scalelike structures, as the Lepidoptera; scaly-winged.
Scaliness (n.) The state of being scaly; roughness.
Scaling (a.) Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; as, a scaling knife; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler; as, a scaling hammer, bar, etc.
Scaling (a.) Serving as an aid in clambering; as, a scaling ladder, used in assaulting a fortified place.
Scaliola (n.) Same as Scagliola.
Scall (a.) A scurf or scabby disease, especially of the scalp.
Scall (a.) Scabby; scurfy.
Scalled (a.) Scabby; scurfy; scall.
Scallion (n.) A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.
Scallion (n.) Any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek.
Scallop (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidae. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobaeus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See Pecten, 2.
Scallop (n.) One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell.
Scallop (n.) One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell.
Scalloped (imp. & p. p.) of Scallop
Scalloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scallop
Scallop (v. t.) To mark or cut the edge or border of into segments of circles, like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. See Scallop, n., 2.
Scallop (n.) To bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.
Scalloped (a.) Furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a scallop.
Scalloped (a.) Having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of circles. See Scallop, n., 2.
Scalloped (n.) Baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs.
Scalloper (n.) One who fishes for scallops.
Scalloping (n.) Fishing for scallops.
Scalp (n.) A bed of oysters or mussels.
Scalp (n.) That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair.
Scalp (n.) A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, cut or torn off from an enemy by the Indian warriors of North America, as a token of victory.
Scalp (n.) Fig.: The top; the summit.
Scalped (imp. & p. p.) of Scalp
Scalping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scalp
Scalp (v. t.) To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
Scalp (v. t.) To remove the skin of.
Scalp (v. t.) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.
Scalp (v. i.) To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account.
Scalpel (n.) A small knife with a thin, keen blade, -- used by surgeons, and in dissecting.
Scalper (n.) One who, or that which, scalps.
Scalper (n.) Same as Scalping iron, under Scalping.
Scalper (n.) A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the market.
Scalper (n.) A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets.
Scalper (n.) A person who buys tickets for entertainment or sports events and sells them at a profit, often at a much higher price. Also, ticket scalper.
Scalping () a. & n. from Scalp.
Scalpriform (a.) Shaped like a chisel; as, the scalpriform incisors of rodents.
Scaly (a.) Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
Scaly (a.) Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.
Scaly (a.) Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow.
Scaly (a.) Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.
Scaly-winged (a.) Scale-winged.
Scambled (imp. & p. p.) of Scamble
Scambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scamble
Scamble (v. i.) To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.
Scamble (v. i.) To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble.
Scamble (v. t.) To mangle.
Scambler (n.) 1. One who scambles.
Scambler (n.) A bold intruder upon the hospitality of others; a mealtime visitor.
Scamblingly (adv.) In a scambling manner; with turbulence and noise; with bold intrusiveness.
Scamell (n.) Alt. of Scammel
Scammel (n.) The female bar-tailed godwit.
Scamilli (pl. ) of Scamillus
Scamillus (n.) A sort of second plinth or block, below the bases of Ionic and Corinthian columns, generally without moldings, and of smaller size horizontally than the pedestal.
Scammoniate (a.) Made from scammony; as, a scammoniate aperient.
Scammony (n.) A species of bindweed or Convolvulus (C. Scammonia).
Scammony (n.) An inspissated sap obtained from the root of the Convolvulus Scammonia, of a blackish gray color, a nauseous smell like that of old cheese, and a somewhat acrid taste. It is used in medicine as a cathartic.
Scamp (n.) A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.
Scamp (a.) To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.
Scampavia (n.) A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the early part of the nineteenth century.
Scampered (imp. & p. p.) of Scamper
Scampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scamper
Scamper (v. t.) To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away.
Scamper (n.) A scampering; a hasty flight.
Scamperer (n.) One who scampers.
Scampish (a.) Of or like a scamp; knavish; as, scampish conduct.
Scanned (imp. & p. p.) of Scan
Scanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scan
Scan (v. t.) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
, a , or an . PCP. It is presumably an older spelling of scanned. --2. () Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.
, a , or an . PCP. It is presumably an older spelling of scanned. --2. Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically () To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.
Scandal (n.) Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
Scandal (n.) Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.
Scandal (n.) Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.
Scandal (v. t.) To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.
Scandal (v. t.) To scandalize; to offend.
Scandalized (imp. & p. p.) of Scandalize
Scandalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scandalize
Scandalize (v. t.) To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
Scandalize (v. t.) To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
Scandalous (a.) Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.
Scandalous (a.) Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice.
Scandalous (a.) Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.
Scandalously (adv.) In a manner to give offense; shamefully.
Scandalously (adv.) With a disposition to impute immorality or wrong.
Scandalousness (n.) Quality of being scandalous.
Scandalum magnatum () A defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a person of dignity; -- usually abbreviated scan. mag.
Scandent (a.) Climbing.
Scandia (n.) A chemical earth, the oxide of scandium.
Scandic (a.) Of or pertaining to scandium; derived from, or containing, scandium.
Scandinavian (a.) Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
Scandinavian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.
Scandium (n.) A rare metallic element of the boron group, whose existence was predicted under the provisional name ekaboron by means of the periodic law, and subsequently discovered by spectrum analysis in certain rare Scandinavian minerals (euxenite and gadolinite). It has not yet been isolated. Symbol Sc. Atomic weight 44.
Scansion (n.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.
Scansores (n. pl.) An artifical group of birds formerly regarded as an order. They are distributed among several orders by modern ornithologists.
Scansorial (a.) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot.
Scansorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust.. under Aves.
Scant (superl.) Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment.
Scant (superl.) Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
Scanted (imp. & p. p.) of Scant
Scanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scant
Scant (v. t.) To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.
Scant (v. t.) To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail.
Scant (v. i.) To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.
Scant (adv.) In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
Scant (n.) Scantness; scarcity.
Scantily (adv.) In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.
Scantiness (n.) Quality or condition of being scanty.
Scantle (v. i.) To be deficient; to fail.
Scantle (v. t.) To scant; to be niggard of; to divide into small pieces; to cut short or down.
Scantlet (n.) A small pattern; a small quantity.
Scantling (a.) Not plentiful; small; scanty.
Scantling (v. t.) A fragment; a bit; a little piece.
Scantling (v. t.) A piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a sample.
Scantling (v. t.) A small quantity; a little bit; not much.
Scantling (v. t.) A piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc.
Scantling (v. t.) The dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything.
Scantling (v. t.) A rough draught; a rude sketch or outline.
Scantling (v. t.) A frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle.
Scantly (adv.) In a scant manner; not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously.
Scantly (adv.) Scarcely; hardly; barely.
Scantness (n.) The quality or condition of being scant; narrowness; smallness; insufficiency; scantiness.
Scanty (a.) Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
Scanty (a.) Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.
Scanty (a.) Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.
Scape (n.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.
Scape (n.) The long basal joint of the antennae of an insect.
Scape (n.) The shaft of a column.
Scape (n.) The apophyge of a shaft.
Scaped (imp. & p. p.) of Scape
Scaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scape
Scape (v. t. & i.) To escape.
Scape (n.) An escape.
Scape (n.) Means of escape; evasion.
Scape (n.) A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade.
Scape (n.) Loose act of vice or lewdness.
Scapegallows (n.) One who has narrowly escaped the gallows for his crimes.
Scapegoat (n.) A goat upon whose head were symbolically placed the sins of the people, after which he was suffered to escape into the wilderness.
Scapegoat (n.) Hence, a person or thing that is made to bear blame for others.
Scapegrace (n.) A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless.
Scapeless (a.) Destitute of a scape.
Scapement (v.) Same as Escapement, 3.
Scape-wheel (n.) The wheel in an escapement (as of a clock or a watch) into the teeth of which the pallets play.
Scaphander (n.) The case, or impermeable apparel, in which a diver can work while under water.
Scaphism (n.) An ancient mode of punishing criminals among the Persians, by confining the victim in a trough, with his head and limbs smeared with honey or the like, and exposed to the sun and to insects until he died.
Scaphite (n.) Any fossil cephalopod shell of the genus Scaphites, belonging to the Ammonite family and having a chambered boat-shaped shell. Scaphites are found in the Cretaceous formation.
Scaphocephalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or affected with, scaphocephaly.
Scaphocephaly (n.) A deformed condition of the skull, in which the vault is narrow, elongated, and more or less boat-shaped.
Scaphocerite (n.) A flattened plate or scale attached to the second joint of the antennae of many Crustacea.
Scaphognathite (n.) A thin leafike appendage (the exopodite) of the second maxilla of decapod crustaceans. It serves as a pumping organ to draw the water through the gill cavity.
Scaphoid (a.) Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.
Scaphoid (n.) The scaphoid bone.
Scapholunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the scaphoid and lunar bones of the carpus.
Scapholunar (n.) The scapholunar bone.
Scaphopda (n. pl.) A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.
Scapiform (a.) Resembling a scape, or flower stem.
Scapolite (n.) A grayish white mineral occuring in tetragonal crystals and in cleavable masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina and soda.
Scapple (v. t.) To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry.
Scapple (v. t.) To dress in any way short of fine tooling or rubbing, as stone.
Scapulae (pl. ) of Scapula
Scapulas (pl. ) of Scapula
Scapula (n.) The principal bone of the shoulder girdle in mammals; the shoulder blade.
Scapula (n.) One of the plates from which the arms of a crinoid arise.
Scapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the scapula or the shoulder.
Scapular (n.) One of a special group of feathers which arise from each of the scapular regions and lie along the sides of the back.
Scapular (n.) Alt. of Scapulary
Scapulary (n.) A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons.
Scapulary (n.) The name given to two pieces of cloth worn under the ordinary garb and over the shoulders as an act of devotion.
Scapulary (n.) A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place.
Scapulary (a.) Same as Scapular, a.
Scapulary (n.) Same as 2d and 3d Scapular.
Scapulet (n.) A secondary mouth fold developed at the base of each of the armlike lobes of the manubrium of many rhizostome medusae. See Illustration in Appendix.
Scapulo- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the scapula or the shoulder; as, the scapulo-clavicular articulation, the articulation between the scapula and clavicle.
Scapus (n.) See 1st Scape.
Scar (n.) A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement.
Scar (n.) A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust.. under Axillary.
Scarred (imp. & p. p.) of Scar
Scarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scar
Scar (v. t.) To mark with a scar or scars.
Scar (v. i.) To form a scar.
Scar (n.) An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.
Scar (n.) A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.
Scarab (n.) Alt. of Scarabee
Scarabee (n.) Any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles of the genus Scarabaeus, or family Scarabaeidae, especially the sacred, or Egyptian, species (Scarabaeus sacer, and S. Egyptiorum).
Scarabee (n.) A stylized representation of a scarab beetle in stone or faience; -- a symbol of resurrection, used by the ancient Egyptians as an ornament or a talisman, and in modern times used in jewelry, usually by engraving designs on cabuchon stones. Also used attributively; as, a scarab bracelet [a bracelet containing scarabs]; a scarab [the carved stone itelf].
Scarabaeus (n.) Same as Scarab.
Scaraboid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scarabaeidae, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles.
Scaraboid (n.) A scaraboid beetle.
Scaramouch (n.) A personage in the old Italian comedy (derived from Spain) characterized by great boastfulness and poltroonery; hence, a person of like characteristics; a buffoon.
Scarce (superl.) Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
Scarce (superl.) Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of.
Scarce (superl.) Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.
Scarce (adv.) Alt. of Scarcely
Scarcely (adv.) With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.
Scarcely (adv.) Frugally; penuriously.
Scarcement (n.) An offset where a wall or bank of earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelf or footing.
Scarceness (n.) Alt. of Scarcity
Scarcity (n.) The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties.
Scard (n.) A shard or fragment.
Scared (imp. & p. p.) of Scare
Scaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scare
Scare (v. t.) To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.
Scare (n.) Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake.
Scarecrow (n.) Anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger.
Scarecrow (n.) A person clad in rags and tatters.
Scarecrow (n.) The black tern.
Scarefire (n.) An alarm of fire.
Scarefire (n.) A fire causing alarm.
Scarf (n.) A cormorant.
Scarfs (pl. ) of Scarf
Scarves (pl. ) of Scarf
Scarf (n.) An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth.
Scarfed (imp. & p. p.) of Scarf
Scarfing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scarf
Scarf (v. t.) To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
Scarf (v. t.) To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
Scarf (v. t.) To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc.
Scarf (v. t.) To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.
Scarf (n.) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece.
Scarf (n.) A scarf joint.
Scarfskin (n.) See Epidermis.
Scarification (n.) The act of scarifying.
Scarificator (n.) An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.
Scarifier (n.) One who scarifies.
Scarifier (n.) The instrument used for scarifying.
Scarifier (n.) An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.
Scarified (imp. & p. p.) of Scarify
Scarifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scarify
Scarify (v. t.) To scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein.
Scarify (v. t.) To stir the surface soil of, as a field.
Scariose (a.) Alt. of Scarious
Scarious (a.) Thin, dry, membranous, and not green.
Scarlatina (n.) Scarlet fever.
Scarless (a.) Free from scar.
Scarlet (n.) A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.
Scarlet (n.) Cloth of a scarlet color.
Scarlet (a.) Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.
Scarlet (v. t.) To dye or tinge with scarlet.
Scarmage (n.) Alt. of Scarmoge
Scarmoge (n.) A slight contest; a skirmish. See Skirmish.
Scarn (n.) Dung.
Scaroid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scaridae, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes.
Scarp (n.) A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.
Scarp (n.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp.
Scarp (n.) A steep descent or declivity.
Scarped (imp. & p. p.) of Scarp
Scarping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scarp
Scarp (v. t.) To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.
Scarring (n.) A scar; a mark.
Scarry (a.) Bearing scars or marks of wounds.
Scarry (a.) Like a scar, or rocky eminence; containing scars.
Scarus (n.) A Mediterranean food fish (Sparisoma scarus) of excellent quality and highly valued by the Romans; -- called also parrot fish.
Scary (n.) Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.
Scary (a.) Subject to sudden alarm.
Scary (a.) Causing fright; alarming.
Scasely (adv.) Scarcely; hardly.
Scat (interj.) Go away; begone; away; -- chiefly used in driving off a cat.
Scat (n.) Alt. of Scatt
Scatt (n.) Tribute.
Scat (n.) A shower of rain.
Scatch (n.) A kind of bit for the bridle of a horse; -- called also scatchmouth.
Scatches (n. pl.) Stilts.
Scate (n.) See Skate, for the foot.
Scatebrous (a.) Abounding with springs.
Scath (v.) Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune.
Scathed (imp. & p. p.) of Scath
Scathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scath
Scathe (v. t.) Alt. of Scath
Scath (v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.
Scathful (a.) Harmful; doing damage; pernicious.
Scathless (a.) Unharmed.
Scathly (a.) Injurious; scathful.
Scattered (imp. & p. p.) of Scatter
Scattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scatter
Scatter (v. t.) To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
Scatter (v. t.) To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.
Scatter (v. t.) Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
Scatter (v. i.) To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.
Scatter-brain (n.) A giddy or thoughtless person; one incapable of concentration or attention.
Scatter-brained (a.) Giddy; thoughtless.
Scattered (a.) Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread.
Scattered (a.) Irregular in position; having no regular order; as, scattered leaves.
Scattergood (n.) One who wastes; a spendthrift.
Scattering (a.) Going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes.
Scattering (n.) Act of strewing about; something scattered.
Scatteringly (adv.) In a scattering manner; dispersedly.
Scatterling (n.) One who has no fixed habitation or residence; a vagabond.
Scaturient (a.) Gushing forth; full to overflowing; effusive.
Scaturiginous (a.) Abounding with springs.
Scaup (n.) A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp.
Scaup (n.) A scaup duck. See below.
Scauper (n.) A tool with a semicircular edge, -- used by engravers to clear away the spaces between the lines of an engraving.
Scaur (n.) A precipitous bank or rock; a scar.
Scavage (n.) A toll or duty formerly exacted of merchant strangers by mayors, sheriffs, etc., for goods shown or offered for sale within their precincts.
Scavenge (v. t.) To cleanse, as streets, from filth.
Scavenger (v.) A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off the filth. The name is also applied to any animal which devours refuse, carrion, or anything injurious to health.
Scazon (n.) A choliamb.
Scelerat (n.) A villain; a criminal.
Scelestic (a.) Evil; wicked; atrocious.
Scelet (n.) A mummy; a skeleton.
Scena (n.) A scene in an opera.
Scena (n.) An accompanied dramatic recitative, interspersed with passages of melody, or followed by a full aria.
Scenario (n.) A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.
Scenary (n.) Scenery.
Scene (n.) The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.
Scene (n.) The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play; as, to paint scenes; to shift the scenes; to go behind the scenes.
Scene (n.) So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.
Scene (n.) The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.
Scene (n.) An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.
Scene (n.) A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
Scene (n.) An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artifical or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.
Scene (v. t.) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
Sceneful (a.) Having much scenery.
Scenemen (pl. ) of Sceneman
Sceneman (n.) The man who manages the movable scenes in a theater.
Scenery (n.) Assemblage of scenes; the paintings and hangings representing the scenes of a play; the disposition and arrangement of the scenes in which the action of a play, poem, etc., is laid; representation of place of action or occurence.
Scenery (n.) Sum of scenes or views; general aspect, as regards variety and beauty or the reverse, in a landscape; combination of natural views, as woods, hills, etc.
Sceneshifter (n.) One who moves the scenes in a theater; a sceneman.
Scenic (a.) Alt. of Scenical
Scenical (a.) Of or pertaining to scenery; of the nature of scenery; theatrical.
Scenograph (n.) A perspective representation or general view of an object.
Scenographic (a.) Alt. of Scenographical
Scenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to scenography; drawn in perspective.
Scenography (n.) The art or act of representing a body on a perspective plane; also, a representation or description of a body, in all its dimensions, as it appears to the eye.
Scented (imp. & p. p.) of Scent
Scenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scent
Scent (v. t.) To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
Scent (v. t.) To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
Scent (v. i.) To have a smell.
Scent (v. i.) To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
Scent (n.) That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.
Scent (n.) Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.
Scent (n.) The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.
Scentful (a.) Full of scent or odor; odorous.
Scentful (a.) Of quick or keen smell.
Scentingly (adv.) By scent.
Scentless (a.) Having no scent.
Scepsis (n.) Skepticism; skeptical philosophy.
Scepter (n.) Alt. of Sceptre
Sceptre (n.) A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.
Sceptre (n.) Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.
Sceptered (imp. & p. p.) of Sceptre
Sceptred () of Sceptre
Sceptering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sceptre
Sceptring () of Sceptre
Scepter (v. t.) Alt. of Sceptre
Sceptre (v. t.) To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.
Scepterellate (a.) Having a straight shaft with whorls of spines; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. under Spicule.
Scepterless (a.) Alt. of Sceptreless
Sceptreless (a.) Having no scepter; without authority; powerless; as, a scepterless king.
Sceptic () Alt. of Scepticism
Sceptical () Alt. of Scepticism
Scepticism () etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.
Sceptral (a.) Of or pertaining to a scepter; like a scepter.
Scern (v. t.) To discern; to perceive.
Schade (n.) Shade; shadow.
Schah (n.) See Shah.
Schediasm (n.) Cursory writing on a loose sheet.
Schedule (n.) A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc.
Schedule (v. t.) To form into, or place in, a schedule.
Scheele's green () See under Green.
Scheelin (n.) Scheelium.
Scheelite (n.) Calcium tungstate, a mineral of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization.
Scheelium (n.) The metal tungsten.
Scheik (n.) See Sheik.
Schelly (n.) The powan.
Schemata (pl. ) of Schema
Schemas (pl. ) of Schema
Schema (n.) An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind; as, five dots in a line are a schema of the number five; a preceding and succeeding event are a schema of cause and effect.
Schematic (a.) Of or pertaining to a scheme or a schema.
Schematism (n.) Combination of the aspects of heavenly bodies.
Schematism (n.) Particular form or disposition of a thing; an exhibition in outline of any systematic arrangement.
Schematist (n.) One given to forming schemes; a projector; a schemer.
Schematize (v. i.) To form a scheme or schemes.
Scheme (n.) A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.
Scheme (n.) A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme.
Scheme (n.) Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
Scheme (n.) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
Schemed (imp. & p. p.) of Scheme
Scheming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scheme
Scheme (v. t.) To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
Scheme (v. i.) To form a scheme or schemes.
Schemeful (a.) Full of schemes or plans.
Schemer (n.) One who forms schemes; a projector; esp., a plotter; an intriguer.
Scheming (a.) Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing.
Schemist (n.) A schemer.
Schene (n.) An Egyptian or Persian measure of length, varying from thirty-two to sixty stadia.
Schenkbeer (n.) A mild German beer.
Scherbet (n.) See Sherbet.
Scherif (n.) See Sherif.
Scherzando (adv.) In a playful or sportive manner.
Scherzo (n.) A playful, humorous movement, commonly in 3-4 measure, which often takes the place of the old minuet and trio in a sonata or a symphony.
Schesis (n.) General state or disposition of the body or mind, or of one thing with regard to other things; habitude.
Schesis (n.) A figure of speech whereby the mental habitude of an adversary or opponent is feigned for the purpose of arguing against him.
Schetic (a.) Alt. of Schetical
Schetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the habit of the body; constitutional.
Schiedam (n.) Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands.
Schiller (n.) The peculiar bronzelike luster observed in certain minerals, as hypersthene, schiller spar, etc. It is due to the presence of minute inclusions in parallel position, and is sometimes of secondary origin.
Schilerization (n.) The act or process of producing schiller in a mineral mass.
Schilling (n.) Any one of several small German and Dutch coins, worth from about one and a half cents to about five cents.
Schindylesis (n.) A form of articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another.
Schirrhus (n.) See Scirrhus.
Schism (n.) Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.), permanent division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce division in a church without justifiable cause.
Schisma (n.) An interval equal to half a comma.
Schismatic (a.) Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.
Schismatic (n.) One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates from an established church or religious communion on account of a difference of opinion.
Schismatical (a.) Same as Schismatic.
Schismatized (imp. & p. p.) of Schismatize
Schismatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Schismatize
Schismatize (v. i.) To take part in schism; to make a breach of communion in the church.
Schismless (a.) Free from schism.
Schist (n.) Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist, and hornblendic schist, consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar.
Schistaceous (a.) Of a slate color.
Schistic (a.) Schistose.
Schistose (a.) Alt. of Schistous
Schistous (a.) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.
Schistosity (n.) The quality or state of being schistose.
Schizo- () A combining form denoting division or cleavage; as, schizogenesis, reproduction by fission or cell division.
Schizocarp (n.) A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.
Schizocoele (n.) See Enterocoele.
Schizocoelous (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a schizocoele.
Schizogenesis (n.) Reproduction by fission.
Schizognath (n.) Any bird with a schizognathous palate.
Schizognathae (n. pl.) The schizognathous birds.
Schizognathism (n.) The condition of having a schizognathous palate.
Schizognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.
Schizomycetes (n. pl.) An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See Schizophyta, in the Supplement.
Schizonemertea (n. pl.) A group of nemerteans comprising those having a deep slit along each side of the head. See Illust. in Appendix.
Schizopelmous (a.) Having the two flexor tendons of the toes entirely separate, and the flexor hallucis going to the first toe only.
Schizophyte (n.) One of a class of vegetable organisms, in the classification of Cohn, which includes all of the inferior forms that multiply by fission, whether they contain chlorophyll or not.
Schizopod (n.) one of the Schizopoda. Also used adjectively.
Schizopod (a.) Alt. of Schizopodous
Schizopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to a schizopod, or the Schizopoda.
Schizopoda (n. pl.) A division of shrimplike Thoracostraca in which each of the thoracic legs has a long fringed upper branch (exopodite) for swimming.
Scizorhinal (a.) Having the nasal bones separate.
Scizorhinal (a.) Having the anterior nostrils prolonged backward in the form of a slit.
Schlich (n.) The finer portion of a crushed ore, as of gold, lead, or tin, separated by the water in certain wet processes.
Schmelze (n.) A kind of glass of a red or ruby color, made in Bohemia.
Schnapps (n.) Holland gin.
Schneiderian (a.) Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century.
Schoharie grit () The formation belonging to the middle of the three subdivisions of the Corniferous period in the American Devonian system; -- so called from Schoharie, in New York, where it occurs. See the Chart of Geology.
Scholar (n.) One who attends a school; one who learns of a teacher; one under the tuition of a preceptor; a pupil; a disciple; a learner; a student.
Scholar (n.) One engaged in the pursuits of learning; a learned person; one versed in any branch, or in many branches, of knowledge; a person of high literary or scientific attainments; a savant.
Scholar (n.) A man of books.
Scholar (n.) In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in part from its revenues.
Scholarity (n.) Scholarship.
Scholarlike (a.) Scholarly.
Scholarly (a.) Like a scholar, or learned person; showing the qualities of a scholar; as, a scholarly essay or critique.
Scholarly (adv.) In a scholarly manner.
Scholarship (n.) The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; erudition; learning.
Scholarship (n.) Literary education.
Scholarship (n.) Maintenance for a scholar; a foundation for the support of a student.
Scholastic (a.) Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.
Scholastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.
Scholastic (a.) Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.
Scholastic (n.) One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.
Scholastic (n.) See the Note under Jesuit.
Scholastical (a. & n.) Scholastic.
Scholastically (adv.) In a scholastic manner.
Scholasticism (n.) The method or subtilties of the schools of philosophy; scholastic formality; scholastic doctrines or philosophy.
Scholia (n. pl.) See Scholium.
Scholiast (n.) A maker of scholia; a commentator or annotator.
Scholiastic (a.) Of or pertaining to a scholiast, or his pursuits.
Scholiaze (v. i.) To write scholia.
Scholical (a.) Scholastic.
Scholion (n.) A scholium.
Scholia (pl. ) of Scholium
Scholiums (pl. ) of Scholium
Scholium (n.) A marginal annotation; an explanatory remark or comment; specifically, an explanatory comment on the text of a classic author by an early grammarian.
Scholium (n.) A remark or observation subjoined to a demonstration or a train of reasoning.
Scholy (n.) A scholium.
Scholy (v. i. & t.) To write scholia; to annotate.
School (n.) A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
School (n.) A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets.
School (n.) A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.
School (n.) A session of an institution of instruction.
School (n.) One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning.
School (n.) The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.
School (n.) An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
School (n.) The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc.
School (n.) The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school.
School (n.) Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.
Schooled (imp. & p. p.) of School
Schooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of School
School (v. t.) To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.
School (v. t.) To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.
Schoolbook (n.) A book used in schools for learning lessons.
Schoolboy (n.) A boy belonging to, or attending, a school.
Schooldame (n.) A schoolmistress.
Schoolery (n.) Something taught; precepts; schooling.
Schoolfellow (n.) One bred at the same school; an associate in school.
Schoolgirl (n.) A girl belonging to, or attending, a school.
Schoolhouse (n.) A house appropriated for the use of a school or schools, or for instruction.
Schooling (n.) Instruction in school; tuition; education in an institution of learning; act of teaching.
Schooling (n.) Discipline; reproof; reprimand; as, he gave his son a good schooling.
Schooling (n.) Compensation for instruction; price or reward paid to an instructor for teaching pupils.
Schooling (a.) Collecting or running in schools or shoals.
Schoolma'am (n.) A schoolmistress.
Schoolmaid (n.) A schoolgirl.
Schoolmen (pl. ) of Schoolman
Schoolman (n.) One versed in the niceties of academical disputation or of school divinity.
Schoolmaster (n.) The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school.
Schoolmaster (n.) One who, or that which, disciplines and directs.
Schoolmate (n.) A pupil who attends the same school as another.
Schoolmistress (n.) A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school-teacher.
Schoolroom (n.) A room in which pupils are taught.
Schoolship (n.) A vessel employed as a nautical training school, in which naval apprentices receive their education at the expense of the state, and are trained for service as sailors. Also, a vessel used as a reform school to which boys are committed by the courts to be disciplined, and instructed as mariners.
School-teacher (n.) One who teaches or instructs a school.
Schoolward (adv.) Toward school.
Schooner (n.) Originally, a small, sharp-built vessel, with two masts and fore-and-aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a topsail schooner. About 1840, longer vessels with three masts, fore-and-aft rigged, came into use, and since that time vessels with four masts and even with six masts, so rigged, are built. Schooners with more than two masts are designated three-masted schooners, four-masted schooners, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
Schooner (n.) A large goblet or drinking glass, -- used for lager beer or ale.
Schorl (n.) Black tourmaline.
Schorlaceous (a.) Partaking of the nature and character of schorl; resembling schorl.
Schorlous (a.) Schorlaceous.
Schorly (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, schorl; as, schorly granite.
Schottish (n.) Alt. of Schottische
Schottische (n.) A Scotch round dance in 2-4 time, similar to the polka, only slower; also, the music for such a dance; -- not to be confounded with the Ecossaise.
Schreibersite (n.) A mineral occurring in steel-gray flexible folia. It contains iron, nickel, and phosphorus, and is found only in meteoric iron.
Schrode (n.) See Scrod.
Schwann's sheath () The neurilemma.
Schwann's white substance () The substance of the medullary sheath.
Schwanpan (n.) Chinese abacus.
Schweitzerkase (n.) Gruyere cheese.
Schwenkfelder (n.) Alt. of Schwenkfeldian
Schwenkfeldian (n.) A member of a religious sect founded by Kaspar von Schwenkfeld, a Silesian reformer who disagreed with Luther, especially on the deification of the body of Christ.
Sciaenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of marine fishes which includes the meagre, the squeteague, and the kingfish.
Sciagraph (n.) An old term for a vertical section of a building; -- called also sciagraphy. See Vertical section, under Section.
Sciagraph (n.) A radiograph.
Sciagraphical (a.) Pertaining to sciagraphy.
Sciagraphy (n.) The art or science of projecting or delineating shadows as they fall in nature.
Sciagraphy (n.) Same as Sciagraph.
Sciamachy (n.) See Sciomachy.
Sciatheric (a.) Alt. of Sciatherical
Sciatherical (a.) Belonging to a sundial.
Sciatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the hip; in the region of, or affecting, the hip; ischial; ischiatic; as, the sciatic nerve, sciatic pains.
Sciatic (n.) Sciatica.
Sciatica (n.) Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, an affection characterized by paroxysmal attacks of pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, or in the leg or foot, following the course of the branches of the sciatic nerve. The name is also popularly applied to various painful affections of the hip and the parts adjoining it. See Ischiadic passion, under Ischiadic.
Sciatical (a.) Sciatic.
Sciatically (adv.) With, or by means of, sciatica.
Scibboleth (n.) Shibboleth.
Science (n.) Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.
Science (n.) Accumulated and established knowledge, which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths or the operation of general laws; knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth; comprehensive, profound, or philosophical knowledge.
Science (n.) Especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.; -- called also natural science, and physical science.
Science (n.) Any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study; as, the science of astronomy, of chemistry, or of mind.
Science (n.) Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.
Science (v. t.) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
Scient (a.) Knowing; skillful.
Scienter (adv.) Knowingly; willfully.
Sciential (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, science.
Scientific (a.) Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations.
Scientific (a.) Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils.
Scientific (a.) Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument.
Scientifical (a.) Scientific.
Scientifically (adv.) In a scientific manner; according to the rules or principles of science.
Scientist (n.) One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.
Scilicet (adv.) To wit; namely; videlicet; -- often abbreviated to sc., or ss.
Scillain (n.) A glucoside extracted from squill (Scilla) as a light porous substance.
Scillitin (n.) A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill (Scilla), and probably consisting of a complex mixture of several substances.
Scimiter (n.) Alt. of Scimitar
Scimitar (n.) A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians.
Scimitar (n.) A long-handled billhook. See Billhook.
Scincoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scincidae, or skinks.
Scincoid (n.) A scincoidian.
Scincoidea (n. pl.) A tribe of lizards including the skinks. See Skink.
Scincoidian (n.) Any one of numerous species of lizards of the family Scincidae or tribe Scincoidea. The tongue is not extensile. The body and tail are covered with overlapping scales, and the toes are margined. See Illust. under Skink.
Sciniph (n.) Some kind of stinging or biting insect, as a flea, a gnat, a sandfly, or the like.
Scink (n.) A skink.
Scink (n.) A slunk calf.
Scintilla (n.) A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle.
Scintillant (a.) Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling.
Scintillated (imp. & p. p.) of Scintillate
Scintillating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scintillate
Scintillate (v. i.) To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.
Scintillate (v. i.) To sparkle, as the fixed stars.
Scintillation (n.) The act of scintillating.
Scintillation (n.) A spark or flash emitted in scintillating.
Scintillous (a.) Scintillant.
Scintillously (adv.) In a scintillant manner.
Sciography (n.) See Sciagraphy.
Sciolism (n.) The knowledge of a sciolist; superficial knowledge.
Sciolist (n.) One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.
Sciolistic (a.) Of or pertaining to sciolism, or a sciolist; partaking of sciolism; resembling a sciolist.
Sciolous (a.) Knowing superficially or imperfectly.
Sciomachy (n.) A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat.
Sciomancy (n.) Divination by means of shadows.
Scion (n.) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.
Scion (n.) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.
Scion (n.) Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.
Scioptic (a.) Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball.
Sciopticon (n.) A kind of magic lantern.
Scioptics (n.) The art or process of exhibiting luminous images, especially those of external objects, in a darkened room, by arrangements of lenses or mirrors.
Scioptric (a.) Scioptic.
Sciot (a.) Of or pertaining to the island Scio (Chio or Chios).
Sciot (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scio.
Sciotheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a sundial.
Scious (a.) Knowing; having knowledge.
Scire facias () A judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the case of scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record should not be annulled or vacated.
Scirrhoid (a.) Resembling scirrhus.
Scirrhosity (n.) A morbid induration, as of a gland; state of being scirrhous.
Scirrhous (a.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease.
Scirrhi (pl. ) of Scirrhus
Scirrhuses (pl. ) of Scirrhus
Scirrhus (n.) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland.
Scirrhus (n.) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.
Sciscitation (n.) The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand.
Scise (v. i.) To cut; to penetrate.
Scissel (n.) The clippings of metals made in various mechanical operations.
Scissel (n.) The slips or plates of metal out of which circular blanks have been cut for the purpose of coinage.
Scissible (a.) Capable of being cut or divided by a sharp instrument.
Scissil (n.) See Scissel.
Scissile (a.) Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible.
Scission (n.) The act of dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge.
Scissiparity (n.) Reproduction by fission.
Scissor (v. t.) To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors.
Scissors (n. pl.) A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors.
Scissorsbill (n.) See Skimmer.
Scissorstail (n.) A tyrant flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) of the Southern United States and Mexico, which has a deeply forked tail. It is light gray above, white beneath, salmon on the flanks, and fiery red at the base of the crown feathers.
Scissors-tailed (a.) Having the outer feathers much the longest, the others decreasing regularly to the median ones.
Scissure (n.) A longitudinal opening in a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure.
Scitamineous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
Sciurine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.
Sciurine (n.) A rodent of the Squirrel family.
Sciuroid (a.) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; -- generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley.
Sciuromorpha (n. pl.) A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.
Sciurus (n.) A genus of rodents comprising the common squirrels.
Sclaundre (n.) Slander.
Sclav (n.) Alt. of Sclave
Sclave (n.) Same as Slav.
Sclavic (a.) Same as Slavic.
Sclavism (n.) Same as Slavism.
Sclavonian (a. & n.) Same as Slavonian.
Sclavonic (a.) Same as Slavonic.
Sclender (a.) Slender.
Scleragogy (n.) Severe discipline.
Sclerema (n.) Induration of the cellular tissue.
Sclerenchyma (n.) Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.
Sclerenchyma (n.) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals.
Sclerenchymatous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, sclerenchyma.
Sclerenchyme (n.) Sclerenchyma.
Scleriasis (n.) A morbid induration of the edge of the eyelid.
Scleriasis (n.) Induration of any part, including scleroderma.
Sclerite (n.) A hard chitinous or calcareous process or corpuscle, especially a spicule of the Alcyonaria.
Scleritis (n.) See Sclerotitis.
Sclerobase (n.) The calcareous or hornlike coral forming the central stem or axis of most compound alcyonarians; -- called also foot secretion. See Illust. under Gorgoniacea, and Coenenchyma.
Scleroderm (n.) One of a tribe of plectognath fishes (Sclerodermi) having the skin covered with hard scales, or plates, as the cowfish and the trunkfish.
Scleroderm (n.) One of the Sclerodermata.
Scleroderm (n.) Hardened, or bony, integument of various animals.
Scleroderma (n.) A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.
Sclerodermata (n. pl.) The stony corals; the Madreporaria.
Sclerodermic () Alt. of Sclerodermous
Sclerodermous () Having the integument, or skin, hard, or covered with hard plates.
Sclerodermous () Of or pertaining to the Sclerodermata.
Sclerodermite (n.) The hard integument of Crustacea.
Sclerodermite (n.) Sclerenchyma.
Sclerogen (n.) The thickening matter of woody cells; lignin.
Sclerogenous (a.) Making or secreting a hard substance; becoming hard.
Scleroid (a.) Having a hard texture, as nutshells.
Scleroma (n.) Induration of the tissues. See Sclerema, Scleroderma, and Sclerosis.
Sclerometer (n.) An instrument for determining with accuracy the degree of hardness of a mineral.
Sclerosed (a.) Affected with sclerosis.
Sclerosis (n.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.
Sclerosis (n.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification.
Scleroskeleton (n.) That part of the skeleton which is developed in tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses.
Sclerotal (a.) Sclerotic.
Sclerotal (n.) The optic capsule; the sclerotic coat of the eye.
Sclerotic (a.) Hard; firm; indurated; -- applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.
Sclerotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical.
Sclerotic (a.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed.
Sclerotic (n.) The sclerotic coat of the eye. See Illust. of Eye (d).
Sclerotic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from ergot or the sclerotium of a fungus growing on rye.
Sclerotical (a.) Sclerotic.
Sclerotitis (n.) Inflammation of the sclerotic coat.
Sclerotia (pl. ) of Sclerotium
Sclerotium (n.) A hardened body formed by certain fungi, as by the Claviceps purpurea, which produces ergot.
Sclerotium (n.) The mature or resting stage of a plasmodium.
Sclerotome (n.) One of the bony, cartilaginous, or membranous partitions which separate the myotomes.
Sclerous (a.) Hard; indurated; sclerotic.
Scoat (v. t.) To prop; to scotch.
Scobby (n.) The chaffinch.
Scobiform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, sawdust or raspings.
Scobs (n. sing. & pl.) Raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance.
Scobs (n. sing. & pl.) The dross of metals.
Scoff (n.) Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
Scoff (n.) An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
Scoffed (imp. & p. p.) of Scoff
Scoffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scoff
Scoff (n.) To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at.
Scoff (v. t.) To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
Scoffer (n.) One who scoffs.
Scoffery (n.) The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.
Scoffingly (adv.) In a scoffing manner.
Scoke (n.) Poke (Phytolacca decandra).
Scolay (v. i.) See Scoley.
Scolded (imp. & p. p.) of Scold
Scolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scold
Scold (v. i.) To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
Scold (v. t.) To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
Scold (n.) One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
Scold (n.) A scolding; a brawl.
Scolder (n.) One who scolds.
Scolder (n.) The oyster catcher; -- so called from its shrill cries.
Scolder (n.) The old squaw.
Scolding () a. & n. from Scold, v.
Scoldingly (adv.) In a scolding manner.
Scole (n.) School.
Scolecida (n. pl.) Same as Helminthes.
Scolecite (n.) A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also lime mesotype.
Scolecomorpha (n. pl.) Same as Scolecida.
Scoleces (pl. ) of Scolex
Scolex (n.) The embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm. See Illust. of Echinococcus.
Scolex (n.) One of the Scolecida.
Scoley (v. i.) To go to school; to study.
Scoliosis (n.) A lateral curvature of the spine.
Scolithus (n.) A tubular structure found in Potsdam sandstone, and believed to be the fossil burrow of a marine worm.
Scollop (n. & v.) See Scallop.
Scolopacine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidae, or Snipe family.
Scolopendra (n.) A genus of venomous myriapods including the centipeds. See Centiped.
Scolopendra (n.) A sea fish.
Scolopendrine (a.) Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.
Scolytid (n.) Any one of numerous species of small bark-boring beetles of the genus Scolytus and allied genera. Also used adjectively.
Scomber (n.) A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which includes the common mackerel.
Scomberoid (a. & n.) Same as Scombroid.
Scombriformes (n. pl.) A division of fishes including the mackerels, tunnies, and allied fishes.
Scombroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family.
Scombroid (n.) Any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type.
Scomfish (v. t. & i.) To suffocate or stifle; to smother.
Scomfit (n. & v.) Discomfit.
Scomm (n.) A buffoon.
Scomm (n.) A flout; a jeer; a gibe; a taunt.
Sconce (p. p.) A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.
Sconce (p. p.) A hut for protection and shelter; a stall.
Sconce (p. p.) A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet.
Sconce (p. p.) Fig.: The head; the skull; also, brains; sense; discretion.
Sconce (p. p.) A poll tax; a mulct or fine.
Sconce (p. p.) A protection for a light; a lantern or cased support for a candle; hence, a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick.
Sconce (p. p.) Hence, the circular tube, with a brim, in a candlestick, into which the candle is inserted.
Sconce (p. p.) A squinch.
Sconce (p. p.) A fragment of a floe of ice.
Sconce (p. p.) A fixed seat or shelf.
Sconced (imp. & p. p.) of Sconce
Sconcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sconce
Sconce (v. t.) To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce.
Sconce (v. t.) To mulct; to fine.
Sconcheon (n.) A squinch.
Scone (n.) A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal.
Scoop (n.) A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
Scoop (n.) A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.
Scoop (n.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
Scoop (n.) A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
Scoop (n.) A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
Scoop (n.) The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
Scooped (imp. & p. p.) of Scoop
Scooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scoop
Scoop (n.) To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
Scoop (n.) To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.
Scoop (n.) To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
Scooper (n.) One who, or that which, scoops.
Scooper (n.) The avocet; -- so called because it scoops up the mud to obtain food.
Scoot (v. i.) To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.
Scoparin (n.) A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom (Cytisus scoparius) accompanying sparteine.
Scopate (a.) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.
-scope () A combining form usually signifying an instrument for viewing (with the eye) or observing (in any way); as in microscope, telescope, altoscope, anemoscope.
Scope (n.) That at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object.
Scope (n.) Room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action.
Scope (n.) Extended area.
Scope (n.) Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.
Scope (v. t.) To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site.
Scopeline (a.) Scopeloid.
Scopeloid (a.) Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus Scopelus, or family Scopelodae, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent.
Scopeloid (n.) Any fish of the family Scopelidae.
Scopiferous (a.) Bearing a tuft of brushlike hairs.
Scopiform (a.) Having the form of a broom or besom.
Scopiped (n.) Same as Scopuliped.
Scoppet (v. t.) To lade or dip out.
Scops owl () Any one of numerous species of small owls of the genus Scops having ear tufts like those of the horned owls, especially the European scops owl (Scops giu), and the American screech owl (S. asio).
Scoptic (a.) Alt. of Scoptical
Scoptical (a.) Jesting; jeering; scoffing.
Scopulas (pl. ) of Scopula
Scopulae (pl. ) of Scopula
Scopula (n.) A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web.
Scopula (n.) A special tuft of hairs on the leg of a bee.
Scopuliped (n.) Any species of bee which has on the hind legs a brush of hairs used for collecting pollen, as the hive bees and bumblebees.
Scopulous (a.) Full of rocks; rocky.
Scorbute (n.) Scurvy.
Scorbutic (a.) Alt. of Scorbutical
Scorbutical (a.) Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms.
Scorbutus (n.) Scurvy.
Scorce (n.) Barter.
Scorched (imp. & p. p.) of Scorch
Scorching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scorch
Scorch (v. t.) To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen.
Scorch (v. t.) To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.
Scorch (v. t.) To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
Scorch (v. i.) To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
Scorch (v. i.) To burn or be burnt.
Scorching (a.) Burning; parching or shriveling with heat.
Score (n.) A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
Score (n.) An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
Score (n.) Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
Score (n.) The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
Score (n.) A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
Score (n.) A weight of twenty pounds.
Score (n.) The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
Score (n.) A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
Score (n.) The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts.
Scored (imp. & p. p.) of Score
Scoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Score
Score (v. t.) To mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash.
Score (v. t.) Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.
Score (v. t.) To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.
Score (v. t.) To engrave, as upon a shield.
Score (v. t.) To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
Score (v. t.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.
Score (n.) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.
Scorer (n.) One who, or that which, scores.
Scoriae (pl. ) of Scoria
Scoria (n.) The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.
Scoria (n.) Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders.
Scoriac (a.) Scoriaceous.
Scoriaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to scoria; like scoria or the recrement of metals; partaking of the nature of scoria.
Scorie (n.) The young of any gull.
Scorification (n.) The act, process, or result of scorifying, or reducing to a slag; hence, the separation from earthy matter by means of a slag; as, the scorification of ores.
Scorifier (n.) One who, or that which, scorifies; specifically, a small flat bowl-shaped cup used in the first heating in assaying, to remove the earth and gangue, and to concentrate the gold and silver in a lead button.
Scoriform (a.) In the form of scoria.
Scorified (imp. & p. p.) of Scorify
Scorifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scorify
Scorify (v. t.) To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc., thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag.
Scorious (a.) Scoriaceous.
Scorn (n.) Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.
Scorn (n.) An act or expression of extreme contempt.
Scorn (n.) An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
Scorned (imp. & p. p.) of Scorn
Scoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scorn
Scorn (n.) To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain.
Scorn (n.) To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.
Scorn (v. i.) To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.
Scorner (n.) One who scorns; a despiser; a contemner; specifically, a scoffer at religion.
Scornful (a.) Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful.
Scornful (a.) Treated with scorn; exciting scorn.
Scorny (a.) Deserving scorn; paltry.
Scorodite (n.) A leek-green or brownish mineral occurring in orthorhombic crystals. It is a hydrous arseniate of iron.
Scorpaenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scorpaenidae, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food fishes. [Written also scorpaenid.] See Illust. under Rockfish.
Scorpene (n.) A marine food fish of the genus Scorpaena, as the European hogfish (S. scrofa), and the California species (S. guttata).
Scorper (n.) Same as Scauper.
Scorpiones (pl. ) of Scorpio
Scorpio (n.) A scorpion.
Scorpio (n.) The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [/] in almanacs.
Scorpio (n.) A constellation of the zodiac containing the bright star Antares. It is drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a scorpion.
Scorpiodea (n. pl.) Same as Scorpiones.
Scorpioid (a.) Alt. of Scorpioidal
Scorpioidal (a.) Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail.
Scorpion (n.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
Scorpion (n.) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).
Scorpion (n.) The scorpene.
Scorpion (n.) A painful scourge.
Scorpion (n.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.
Scorpion (n.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.
Scorpiones (n. pl.) A division of arachnids comprising the scorpions.
Scorpionidea (n. pl.) Same as Scorpiones.
Scorpionwort (n.) A leguminous plant (Ornithopus scorpioides) of Southern Europe, having slender curved pods.
Scorse (n.) Barter; exchange; trade.
Scorse (v. t.) To barter or exchange.
Scorse (v. t.) To chase.
Scorse (v. i.) To deal for the purchase of anything; to practice barter.
Scortatory (a.) Pertaining to lewdness or fornication; lewd.
Scot (n.) A name for a horse.
Scot (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.
Scot (n.) A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot.
Scotal (n.) Alt. of Scotale
Scotale (n.) The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for fear of his displeasure.
Scotch (a.) Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.
Scotch (n.) The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland.
Scotch (n.) Collectively, the people of Scotland.
Scotched (imp. & p. p.) of Scotch
Scotching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scotch
Scotch (v. t.) To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.
Scotch (n.) A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.
Scotch (v. t.) To cut superficially; to wound; to score.
Scotch (n.) A slight cut or incision; a score.
Scotch-hopper (n.) Hopscotch.
Scotching (n.) Dressing stone with a pick or pointed instrument.
Scotchmen (pl. ) of Scotchman
Scotchman (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scot; a Scotsman.
Scotchman (n.) A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the running gear.
Scoter (n.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia.
Scot-free (a.) Free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe.
Scoth (v. t.) To clothe or cover up.
Scotia (n.) A concave molding used especially in classical architecture.
Scotia (n.) Scotland
Scotist (n.) A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic (d. 1308), who maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or followers of Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.
Scotograph (n.) An instrument for writing in the dark, or without seeing.
Scotoma (n.) Scotomy.
Scotomy (n.) Dizziness with dimness of sight.
Scotomy (n.) Obscuration of the field of vision due to the appearance of a dark spot before the eye.
Scotoscope (n.) An instrument that discloses objects in the dark or in a faint light.
Scots (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scotch; Scotch; Scottish; as, Scots law; a pound Scots (1s. 8d.).
Scotsman (n.) See Scotchman.
Scottering (n.) The burning of a wad of pease straw at the end of harvest.
Scotticism (n.) An idiom, or mode of expression, peculiar to Scotland or Scotchmen.
Scotticize (v. t.) To cause to become like the Scotch; to make Scottish.
Scottish (a.) Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their country, or their language; as, Scottish industry or economy; a Scottish chief; a Scottish dialect.
Scoundrel (n.) A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.
Scoundrel (a.) Low; base; mean; unprincipled.
Scoundreldom (n.) The domain or sphere of scoundrels; scoundrels, collectively; the state, ideas, or practices of scoundrels.
Scoundrelism (n.) The practices or conduct of a scoundrel; baseness; rascality.
Scoured (imp. & p. p.) of Scour
Scouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scour
Scour (v. t.) To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
Scour (v. t.) To purge; as, to scour a horse.
Scour (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away.
Scour (v. t.) To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
Scour (v. i.) To clean anything by rubbing.
Scour (v. i.) To cleanse anything.
Scour (v. i.) To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
Scour (v. i.) To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
Scour (n.) Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
Scourage (n.) Refuse water after scouring.
Scourer (n.) One who, or that which, scours.
Scourer (n.) A rover or footpad; a prowling robber.
Scourge (n.) A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.
Scourge (n.) Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.
Scourged (imp. & p. p.) of Scourge
Scourging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scourge
Scourge (n.) To whip severely; to lash.
Scourge (n.) To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.
Scourge (n.) To harass or afflict severely.
Scourger (n.) One who scourges or punishes; one who afflicts severely.
Scourse (v. t.) See Scorse.
Scouse (n.) A sailor's dish. Bread scouse contains no meat; lobscouse contains meat, etc. See Lobscouse.
Scout (n.) A swift sailing boat.
Scout (n.) A projecting rock.
Scout (v. t.) To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
Scout (n.) A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information of the movements and condition of an enemy.
Scout (n.) A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
Scout (n.) A fielder in a game for practice.
Scout (n.) The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
Scouted (imp. & p. p.) of Scout
Scouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scout
Scout (v. t.) To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
Scout (v. t.) To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.
Scout (v. i.) To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.
Scovel (n.) A mop for sweeping ovens; a malkin.
Scow (n.) A large flat-bottomed boat, having broad, square ends.
Scow (v. t.) To transport in a scow.
Scowled (imp. & p. p.) of Scowl
Scowling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scowl
Scowl (v. i.) To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
Scowl (v. i.) Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
Scowl (v. t.) To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
Scowl (v. t.) To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
Scowl (n.) The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.
Scowl (n.) Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
Scowlingly (adv.) In a scowling manner.
Scrabbed eggs () A Lenten dish, composed of eggs boiled hard, chopped, and seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper.
Scrabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Scrabble
Scrabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrabble
Scrabble (v. t.) To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
Scrabble (v. t.) To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
Scrabble (v. t.) To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper.
Scrabble (n.) The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a scribble.
Scraber (n.) The Manx shearwater.
Scraber (n.) The black guillemot.
Scraffle (v. i.) To scramble or struggle; to wrangle; also, to be industrious.
Scrag (n.) Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck.
Scrag (n.) A rawboned person.
Scrag (n.) A ragged, stunted tree or branch.
Scragged (a.) Rough with irregular points, or a broken surface; scraggy; as, a scragged backbone.
Scragged (a.) Lean and rough; scraggy.
Scraggedness (n.) Quality or state of being scragged.
Scraggily (adv.) In a scraggy manner.
Scragginess (n.) The quality or state of being scraggy; scraggedness.
Scraggy (superl.) Rough with irregular points; scragged.
Scraggy (superl.) Lean and rough; scragged.
Scragly (a.) See Scraggy.
Scrag-necked (a.) Having a scraggy neck.
Scrambled (imp. & p. p.) of Scramble
Scrambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scramble
Scramble (v. i.) To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.
Scramble (v. i.) To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired.
Scramble (v. t.) To collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth.
Scramble (v. t.) To prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking.
Scramble (n.) The act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering.
Scramble (n.) The act of jostling and pushing for something desired; eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or held out; as, a scramble for office.
Scrambler (n.) One who scrambles; one who climbs on all fours.
Scrambler (n.) A greedy and unceremonious contestant.
Scrambling (a.) Confused and irregular; awkward; scambling.
Scranched (imp. & p. p.) of Scranch
Scranching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scranch
Scranch (v. t.) To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch.
Scranky (a.) Thin; lean.
Scrannel (a.) Slight; thin; lean; poor.
Scranny (a.) Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel.
Scrap (v. t.) Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
Scrap (v. t.) Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
Scrap (v. t.) The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.
Scrap (v. t.) Same as Scrap iron, below.
Scrapbook (n.) A blank book in which extracts cut from books and papers may be pasted and kept.
Scraped (imp. & p. p.) of Scrape
Scraping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrape
Scrape (v. t.) To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface.
Scrape (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above).
Scrape (v. t.) To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; -- often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together.
Scrape (v. t.) To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; -- usually with down.
Scrape (v. i.) To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along.
Scrape (v. i.) To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich.
Scrape (v. i.) To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument.
Scrape (v. i.) To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.
Scrape (n.) The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a scratch, or a harsh sound; as, a noisy scrape on the floor; a scrape of a pen.
Scrape (n.) A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment.
Scrape (n.) A disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty.
Scrapepenny (n.) One who gathers and hoards money in trifling sums; a miser.
Scraper (n.) An instrument with which anything is scraped.
Scraper (n.) An instrument by which the soles of shoes are cleaned from mud and the like, by drawing them across it.
Scraper (n.) An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, used for scraping up earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals etc.
Scraper (n.) An instrument having two or three sharp sides or edges, for cleaning the planks, masts, or decks of a ship.
Scraper (n.) In the printing press, a board, or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet and thus produce the impression.
Scraper (n.) One who scrapes.
Scraper (n.) One who plays awkwardly on a violin.
Scraper (n.) One who acquires avariciously and saves penuriously.
Scraping (n.) The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.
Scraping (n.) Something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping; as, the scraping of the street.
Scraping (a.) Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser.
Scrappily (adv.) In a scrappy manner; in scraps.
Scrappy (a.) Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency; as, a scrappy lecture.
Scrat (v. t.) To scratch.
Scrat (v. i.) To rake; to search.
Scrat (n.) An hermaphrodite.
Scratched (imp. & p. p.) of Scratch
Scratching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scratch
Scratch (v. t.) To rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or ragged; to scrape, roughen, or wound slightly by drawing something pointed or rough across, as the claws, the nails, a pin, or the like.
Scratch (v. t.) To write or draw hastily or awkwardly.
Scratch (v. t.) To cancel by drawing one or more lines through, as the name of a candidate upon a ballot, or of a horse in a list; hence, to erase; to efface; -- often with out.
Scratch (v. t.) To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow.
Scratch (v. i.) To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches.
Scratch (v. i.) To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game.
Scratch (n.) A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision.
Scratch (n.) A line across the prize ring; up to which boxers are brought when they join fight; hence, test, trial, or proof of courage; as, to bring to the scratch; to come up to the scratch.
Scratch (n.) Minute, but tender and troublesome, excoriations, covered with scabs, upon the heels of horses which have been used where it is very wet or muddy.
Scratch (n.) A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.
Scratch (n.) A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke.
Scratch (a.) Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards.
Scratchback (n.) A toy which imitates the sound of tearing cloth, -- used by drawing it across the back of unsuspecting persons.
Scratchbrush (n.) A stiff wire brush for cleaning iron castings and other metal.
Scratch coat () The first coat in plastering; -- called also scratchwork. See Pricking-up.
Scratcher (n.) One who, or that which, scratches; specifically (Zool.), any rasorial bird.
Scratching (adv.) With the action of scratching.
Scratchweed (n.) Cleavers.
Scratchwork (n.) See Scratch coat.
Scratchy (a.) Characterized by scratches.
Scraw (n.) A turf.
Scrawl (v. i.) See Crawl.
Scrawled (imp. & p. p.) of Scrawl
Scrawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrawl
Scrawl (v. t.) To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a letter.
Scrawl (v. i.) To write unskillfully and inelegantly.
Scrawl (n.) Unskillful or inelegant writing; that which is unskillfully or inelegantly written.
Scrawler (n.) One who scrawls; a hasty, awkward writer.
Scrawny (a.) Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny.
Scray (n.) A tern; the sea swallow.
Screable (a.) Capable of being spit out.
Screaked (imp. & p. p.) of Screak
Screaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screak
Screak (v.) To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound; to screech; to creak, as a door or wheel.
Screak (n.) A creaking; a screech; a shriek.
Screamed (imp. & p. p.) of Scream
Screaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scream
Scream (v. i.) To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
Scream (n.) A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.
Screamer (n.) Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimidae, and the suborder Palamedeae. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.
Screaming (a.) Uttering screams; shrieking.
Screaming (a.) Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill; sharp.
Scree (n.) A pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky debris.
Screeched (imp. & p. p.) of Screech
Screeching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screech
Screech (v.) To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.
Screech (n.) A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.
Screechers (n. pl.) The picarian birds, as distinguished from the singing birds.
Screechy (a.) Like a screech; shrill and harsh.
Screed (n.) A strip of plaster of the thickness proposed for the coat, applied to the wall at intervals of four or five feet, as a guide.
Screed (n.) A wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat.
Screed (n.) A fragment; a portion; a shred.
Screed (n.) A breach or rent; a breaking forth into a loud, shrill sound; as, martial screeds.
Screed (n.) An harangue; a long tirade on any subject.
Screen (n.) Anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a fire screen.
Screen (n.) A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, or the like.
Screen (n.) A surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall, etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a magic lantern, solar microscope, etc.
Screen (n.) A long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used to separate the coarser from the finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like.
Screened (imp. & p. p.) of Screen
Screening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screen
Screen (v. t.) To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill.
Screen (v. t.) To pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift.
Screenings (n. pl.) The refuse left after screening sand, coal, ashes, etc.
Screw (n.) A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, -- used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut.
Screw (n.) Specifically, a kind of nail with a spiral thread and a head with a nick to receive the end of the screw-driver. Screws are much used to hold together pieces of wood or to fasten something; -- called also wood screws, and screw nails. See also Screw bolt, below.
Screw (n.) Anything shaped or acting like a screw; esp., a form of wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a screw. See Screw propeller, below.
Screw (n.) A steam vesel propelled by a screw instead of wheels; a screw steamer; a propeller.
Screw (n.) An extortioner; a sharp bargainer; a skinflint; a niggard.
Screw (n.) An instructor who examines with great or unnecessary severity; also, a searching or strict examination of a student by an instructor.
Screw (n.) A small packet of tobacco.
Screw (n.) An unsound or worn-out horse, useful as a hack, and commonly of good appearance.
Screw (n.) A straight line in space with which a definite linear magnitude termed the pitch is associated (cf. 5th Pitch, 10 (b)). It is used to express the displacement of a rigid body, which may always be made to consist of a rotation about an axis combined with a translation parallel to that axis.
Screw (n.) An amphipod crustacean; as, the skeleton screw (Caprella). See Sand screw, under Sand.
Screwed (imp. & p. p.) of Screw
Screwing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screw
Screw (v. t.) To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.
Screw (v. t.) To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.
Screw (v. t.) Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions.
Screw (v. t.) To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.
Screw (v. t.) To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination.
Screw (v. i.) To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting.
Screw (v. i.) To turn one's self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he screws about in his chair.
Screw-cutting (a.) Adapted for forming a screw by cutting; as, a screw-cutting lathe.
Screw-driver (n.) A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw.
Screwer (n.) One who, or that which, screws.
Screwing () a. & n. from Screw, v. t.
Scribable (a.) Capable of being written, or of being written upon.
Scribatious (a.) Skillful in, or fond of, writing.
Scribbet (n.) A painter's pencil.
Scribble (v. t.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.
Scribbled (imp. & p. p.) of Scribble
Scribbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scribble
Scribble (v. t.) To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter.
Scribble (v. t.) To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing.
Scribble (v. i.) To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.
Scribble (n.) Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl; as, a hasty scribble.
Scribblement (n.) A scribble.
Scribbler (n.) One who scribbles; a petty author; a writer of no reputation; a literary hack.
Scribbler (n.) A scribbling machine.
Scribbling (n.) The act or process of carding coarsely.
Scribbling (a.) Writing hastily or poorly.
Scribbling (n.) The act of writing hastily or idly.
Scribblingly (adv.) In a scribbling manner.
Scribe (n.) One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
Scribe (n.) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
Scribed (imp. & p. p.) of Scribe
Scribing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scribe
Scribe (v. t.) To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
Scribe (v. t.) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribe, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.
Scribe (v. t.) To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
Scribe (v. i.) To make a mark.
Scriber (n.) A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.
Scribism (n.) The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ.
Scrid (n.) A screed; a shred; a fragment.
Scriggle (v. i.) To wriggle.
Scrim (n.) A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, -- used for curtains, etc,; -- called also India scrim.
Scrim (n.) Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc.
Scrimer (n.) A fencing master.
Scrimmage (n.) Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle.
Scrimmage (n.) The struggle in the rush lines after the ball is put in play.
Scrimped (imp. & p. p.) of Scrimp
Scrimping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrimp
Scrimp (v. t.) To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to scrimp the pattern of a coat.
Scrimp (a.) Short; scanty; curtailed.
Scrimp (n.) A pinching miser; a niggard.
Scrimping () a. & n. from Scrimp, v. t.
Scrimpingly (adv.) In a scrimping manner.
Scrimpness (n.) The state of being scrimp.
Scrimption (n.) A small portion; a pittance; a little bit.
Scrimshaw (v. t.) To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines.
Scrimshaw (n.) A shell, a whale's tooth, or the like, that is scrimshawed.
Scrine (n.) A chest, bookcase, or other place, where writings or curiosities are deposited; a shrine.
Scringed (imp. & p. p.) of Scrine
Scringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrine
Scrine (v. i.) To cringe.
Scrip (n.) A small bag; a wallet; a satchel.
Scrip (n.) A small writing, certificate, or schedule; a piece of paper containing a writing.
Scrip (n.) A preliminary certificate of a subscription to the capital of a bank, railroad, or other company, or for a share of other joint property, or a loan, stating the amount of the subscription and the date of the payment of the installments; as, insurance scrip, consol scrip, etc. When all the installments are paid, the scrip is exchanged for a bond share certificate.
Scrip (n.) Paper fractional currency.
Scrippage (n.) The contents of a scrip, or wallet.
Script (n.) A writing; a written document.
Script (n.) Type made in imitation of handwriting.
Script (n.) An original instrument or document.
Script (n.) Written characters; style of writing.
Scriptoria (pl. ) of Scriptorium
Scriptorium (n.) In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.
Scriptory (a.) Of or pertaining to writing; expressed in writing; used in writing; as, scriptory wills; a scriptory reed.
Scriptural (a.) Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical; as, a scriptural doctrine.
Scripturalism (n.) The quality or state of being scriptural; literal adherence to the Scriptures.
Scripturalist (n.) One who adheres literally to the Scriptures.
Scripturally (adv.) In a scriptural manner.
Scripturalness (n.) Quality of being scriptural.
Scripture (n.) Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
Scripture (n.) The books of the Old and the new Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural.
Scripture (n.) A passage from the Bible;; a text.
Scripturian (n.) A Scripturist.
Scripturist (n.) One who is strongly attached to, or versed in, the Scriptures, or who endeavors to regulate his life by them.
Scrit (n.) Writing; document; scroll.
Scritch (n.) A screech.
Scrivener (n.) A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings.
Scrivener (n.) One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker.
Scrivener (n.) A writing master.
Scrobiculae (pl. ) of Scrobicula
Scrobicula (n.) One of the smooth areas surrounding the tubercles of a sea urchin.
Scrobicular (a.) Pertaining to, or surrounding, scrobiculae; as, scrobicular tubercles.
Scrobiculate (a.) Alt. of Scrobiculated
Scrobiculated (a.) Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.
Scrod (n.) Alt. of Scrode
Scrode (n.) A young codfish, especially when cut open on the back and dressed.
Scroddled ware () Mottled pottery made from scraps of differently colored clays.
Scrofula (n.) A constitutional disease, generally hereditary, especially manifested by chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymphatic glands, particularly those of the neck, and marked by a tendency to the development of chronic intractable inflammations of the skin, mucous membrane, bones, joints, and other parts, and by a diminution in the power of resistance to disease or injury and the capacity for recovery. Scrofula is now generally held to be tuberculous in character, and may develop into general or local tuberculosis (consumption).
Scrofulide (n.) Any affection of the skin dependent on scrofula.
Scrofulous (a.) Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body.
Scrofulous (a.) Diseased or affected with scrofula.
Scrog (n.) A stunted shrub, bush, or branch.
Scroggy (a.) Abounding in scrog; also, twisted; stunted.
Scroll (n.) A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.
Scroll (n.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.
Scroll (n.) A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a substitute for a seal.
Scroll (n.) Same as Skew surface. See under Skew.
Scrolled (a.) Formed like a scroll; contained in a scroll; adorned with scrolls; as, scrolled work.
Scrophularia (n.) A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.
Scrophulariaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of gamopetalous plants (Scrophulariaceae, or Scrophularineae), usually having irregular didynamous flowers and a two-celled pod. The order includes the mullein, foxglove, snapdragon, figwort, painted cup, yellow rattle, and some exotic trees, as the Paulownia.
Scrotal (a.) Of or pertaining to the scrotum; as, scrotal hernia.
Scrotiform (a.) Purse-shaped; pouch-shaped.
Scrotocele (n.) A rupture or hernia in the scrotum; scrotal hernia.
Scrotum (n.) The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod.
Scrouge (v. t.) To crowd; to squeeze.
Scrow (n.) A scroll.
Scrow (n.) A clipping from skins; a currier's cuttings.
Scroyle (n.) A mean fellow; a wretch.
Scrubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Scrub
Scrubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrub
Scrub (v. t.) To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
Scrub (v. i.) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
Scrub (n.) One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
Scrub (n.) Something small and mean.
Scrub (n.) A worn-out brush.
Scrub (n.) A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
Scrub (n.) One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc.
Scrub (a.) Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
Scrubbed (a.) Dwarfed or stunted; scrubby.
Scrubber (n.) One who, or that which, scrubs; esp., a brush used in scrubbing.
Scrubber (n.) A gas washer. See under Gas.
Scrubboard (n.) A baseboard; a mopboard.
Scrubby (superl.) Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur.
Scrubstone (n.) A species of calciferous sandstone.
Scruff (n.) Scurf.
Scruff (n.) The nape of the neck; the loose outside skin, as of the back of the neck.
Scrummage (n.) See Scrimmage.
Scrumptious (a.) Nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine.
Scrunch (v. t. & v. i.) To scranch; to crunch.
Scruple (n.) A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.
Scruple (n.) Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.
Scruple (n.) Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience.
Scrupled (imp. & p. p.) of Scruple
Skrupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scruple
Scruple (v. i.) To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.
Scruple (v. t.) To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.
Scruple (v. t.) To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.
Scrupler (n.) One who scruples.
Scrupulist (n.) A scrupler.
Scruou-lize (v. t.) To perplex with scruples; to regard with scruples.
Scrupulosity (n.) The quality or state of being scruppulous; doubt; doubtfulness respecting decision or action; caution or tenderness from the far of doing wrong or ofending; nice regard to exactness and propierty; precision.
Scrupulous (a.) Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
Scrupulous (a.) Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.
Scrupulous (a.) Given to making objections; captious.
Scrupulous (a.) Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.
Scrutable (a.) Discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination.
Scrutation (n.) Search; scrutiny.
Scrutator (n.) One who scrutinizes; a close examiner or inquirer.
Scrutineer (n.) A scrutinizer; specifically, an examiner of votes, as at an election.
Scrutinized (imp. & p. p.) of Scrutinize
Scrutinizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrutinize
Scrutinize (v. t.) To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.
Scrutinize (v. i.) To make scrutiny.
Scrutinizer (n.) One who scrutinizes.
Scrutinous (a.) Closely examining, or inquiring; careful; sctrict.
Scrutiny (n.) Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.
Scrutiny (n.) An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.
Scrutiny (n.) A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written.
Scrutiny (n.) An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll.
Scrutiny (v. t.) To scrutinize.
Scrutoire (n.) A escritoire; a writing desk.
Scruze (v. t.) To squeeze, compress, crush, or bruise.
Scry (v. t.) To descry.
Scry (v.) A flock of wild fowl.
Scry (n.) A cry or shout.
Scudded (imp. & p. p.) of Scud
Scudding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scud
Scud (v. i.) To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.
Scud (v. i.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread.
Scud (v. t.) To pass over quickly.
Scud (n.) The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.
Scud (n.) Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.
Scud (n.) A slight, sudden shower.
Scud (n.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock.
Scud (n.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean.
Scuddle (v. i.) To run hastily; to hurry; to scuttle.
Scudi (pl. ) of Scudo
Scudo (n.) A silver coin, and money of account, used in Italy and Sicily, varying in value, in different parts, but worth about 4 shillings sterling, or about 96 cents; also, a gold coin worth about the same.
Scudo (n.) A gold coin of Rome, worth 64 shillings 11 pence sterling, or about $ 15.70.
Scuff (n.) The back part of the neck; the scruff.
Scuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Scuff
Scuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scuff
Scuff (v. i.) To walk without lifting the feet; to proceed with a scraping or dragging movement; to shuffle.
Scuffled (imp. & p. p.) of Scuffle
Scuffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scuffle
Scuffle (v. i.) To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.
Scuffle (v. i.) Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard.
Scuffle (n.) A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters.
Scuffle (n.) Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for superiority; a fight.
Scuffle (n.) A child's pinafore or bib.
Scuffle (n.) A garden hoe.
Scuffler (n.) One who scuffles.
Scuffler (n.) An agricultural implement resembling a scarifier, but usually lighter.
Scug (v. i.) To hide.
Scug (n.) A place of shelter; the declivity of a hill.
Sculk () Alt. of Sculker
Sculker () See Skulk, Skulker.
Scull (n.) The skull.
Scull (n.) A shoal of fish.
Scull (n.) A boat; a cockboat. See Sculler.
Scull (n.) One of a pair of short oars worked by one person.
Scull (n.) A single oar used at the stern in propelling a boat.
Scull (n.) The common skua gull.
Sculled (imp. & p. p.) of Scull
Sculling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scull
Scull (v. t.) To impel (a boat) with a pair of sculls, or with a single scull or oar worked over the stern obliquely from side to side.
Scull (v. i.) To impel a boat with a scull or sculls.
Sculler (n.) A boat rowed by one man with two sculls, or short oars.
Sculler (n.) One who sculls.
Sculleries (pl. ) of Scullery
Scullery (n.) A place where dishes, kettles, and culinary utensils, are cleaned and kept; also, a room attached to the kitchen, where the coarse work is done; a back kitchen.
Scullery (n.) Hence, refuse; filth; offal.
Scullion (n.) A scalion.
Scullion (n.) A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial services in the kitchen.
Scullionly (a.) Like a scullion; base.
Sculp (v. t.) To sculpture; to carve; to engrave.
Sculpin (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America.
Sculpin (n.) A large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa.
Sculpin (n.) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lura).
Sculptile (a.) Formed by carving; graven; as, sculptile images.
Sculptor (n.) One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.
Sculptor (n.) Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.
Sculptress (n.) A female sculptor.
Sculptural (a.) Of or pertaining to sculpture.
Sculpture (n.) The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.
Sculpture (n.) Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc.
Sculptured (imp. & p. p.) of Sculpture
Sculpturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sculpture
Sculpture (v. t.) To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.
Sculpturesque (a.) After the manner of sculpture; resembling, or relating to, sculpture.
Scum (v.) The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.
Scum (v.) refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.
Scummed (imp. & p. p.) of Scum
Scumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scum
Scum (v. t.) To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.
Scum (v. t.) To sweep or range over the surface of.
Scum (v. i.) To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.
Scumber (v. i.) To void excrement.
Scumber (n.) Dung.
Scumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Scumble
Scumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scumble
Scumble (v. t.) To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color-crayon dust rubbed on with the stump, or to make any similar additions to the work, so as to produce a softened effect.
Scumbling (n.) A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in color, or which requires harmonizing.
Scumbling (n.) In crayon drawing, the use of the stump.
Scumbling (n.) The color so laid on. Also used figuratively.
Scummer (v. i.) To scumber.
Scummer (n.) Excrement; scumber.
Scummer (n.) An instrument for taking off scum; a skimmer.
Scumming (n.) The act of taking off scum.
Scumming (n.) That which is scummed off; skimmings; scum; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Scummy (a.) Covered with scum; of the nature of scum.
Scunner (v. t.) To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.
Scunner (v. i.) To have a feeling of loathing or disgust; hence, to have dislike, prejudice, or reluctance.
Scunner (n.) A feeling of disgust or loathing; a strong prejudice; abhorrence; as, to take a scunner against some one.
Scup (n.) A swing.
Scup (n.) A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S. argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug.
Scuppaug (n.) See 2d Scup.
Scupper (v.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; -- called also scupper hole.
Scuppernong (n.) An American grape, a form of Vitis vulpina, found in the Southern Atlantic States, and often cultivated.
Scur (v. i.) To move hastily; to scour.
Scurf (n.) Thin dry scales or scabs upon the body; especially, thin scales exfoliated from the cuticle, particularly of the scalp; dandruff.
Scurf (n.) Hence, the foul remains of anything adherent.
Scurf (n.) Anything like flakes or scales adhering to a surface.
Scurf (n.) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.
Scurff (n.) The bull trout.
Scurfiness (n.) Quality or state of being scurfy.
Scurfiness (n.) Scurf.
Scurfy (superl.) Having or producing scurf; covered with scurf; resembling scurf.
Scurrier (n.) One who scurries.
Scurrile (a.) Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as, scurrile taunts.
Scurrility (n.) The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.
Scurrility (n.) That which is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; low buffoonery; vulgar abuse.
Scurrilous (a.) Using the low and indecent language of the meaner sort of people, or such as only the license of buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fellow.
Scurrilous (a.) Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.
Scurrit (n.) the lesser tern (Sterna minuta).
Scurry (v. i.) To hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry; as, the rabbit scurried away.
Scurry (n.) Act of scurring; hurried movement.
Scurvily (adv.) In a scurvy manner.
Scurviness (n.) The quality or state of being scurvy; vileness; meanness.
Scurvy (n.) Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy.
Scurvy (n.) Vile; mean; low; vulgar; contemptible.
Scurvy (n.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the thighs and legs, due to extravasation of blood, and by spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all the mucous membranes. It is accompanied by paleness, languor, depression, and general debility. It is occasioned by confinement, innutritious food, and hard labor, but especially by lack of fresh vegetable food, or confinement for a long time to a limited range of food, which is incapable of repairing the waste of the system. It was formerly prevalent among sailors and soldiers.
Scut (n.) The tail of a hare, or of a deer, or other animal whose tail is short, sp. when carried erect; hence, sometimes, the animal itself.
Scuta (n. pl.) See Scutum.
Scutage (n.) Shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See Escuage.
Scutal (a.) Of or pertaining to a shield.
Scutate (a.) Buckler-shaped; round or nearly round.
Scutate (a.) Protected or covered by bony or horny plates, or large scales.
Scutched (imp. & p. p.) of Scutch
Scutching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scutch
Scutch (v. t.) To beat or whip; to drub.
Scutch (v. t.) To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle.
Scutch (v. t.) To loosen and dress the fiber of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing.
Scutch (n.) A wooden instrument used in scutching flax and hemp.
Scutch (n.) The woody fiber of flax; the refuse of scutched flax.
Scutcheon (n.) An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.
Scutcheon (n.) A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See Escutcheon, 4.
Scutcheoned (a.) Emblazoned on or as a shield.
Scutcher (n.) One who scutches.
Scutcher (n.) An implement or machine for scutching hemp, flax, or cotton; etc.; a scutch; a scutching machine.
Scutch grass () A kind of pasture grass (Cynodon Dactylon). See Bermuda grass: also Illustration in Appendix.
Scute (n.) A small shield.
Scute (n.) An old French gold coin of the value of 3s. 4d. sterling, or about 80 cents.
Scute (n.) A bony scale of a reptile or fish; a large horny scale on the leg of a bird, or on the belly of a snake.
Scutella (n. pl.) See Scutellum.
Scutelle (pl. ) of Scutella
Scutella (n.) See Scutellum, n., 2.
Scutellate (a.) Alt. of Scutellated
Scutellated (a.) Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon.
Scutellated (a.) Having the tarsi covered with broad transverse scales, or scutella; -- said of certain birds.
Scutellation (n.) the entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.
Scutelliform (a.) Scutellate.
Scutelliform (a.) Having the form of a scutellum.
Scutelliplantar (a.) Having broad scutella on the front, and small scales on the posterior side, of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.
Scutella (pl. ) of Scutellum
Scutellum (n.) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.
Scutellum (n.) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum; a scutella. See Thorax.
Scutellum (n.) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds; a scutella.
Scutibranch (a.) Scutibranchiate.
Scutibranch (n.) One of the Scutibranchiata.
Scutibranchia (n. pl.) Same as Scutibranchiata.
Scutibranchian (n.) One of the Scutibranchiata.
Scutibranchiata (n. pl.) An order of gastropod Mollusca having a heart with two auricles and one ventricle. The shell may be either spiral or shieldlike.
Scutibranchiate (a.) Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata.
Scutibranchiate (n.) One of the Scutibranchiata.
Scutiferous (a.) Carrying a shield or buckler.
Scutiform (a.) Shield-shaped; scutate.
Scutiger (n.) Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera. They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.
Scutiped (a.) Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; -- said of certain birds.
Scuttle (n.) A broad, shallow basket.
Scuttle (n.) A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.
Scuttle (v. i.) To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.
Scuttle (n.) A quick pace; a short run.
Scuttle (n.) A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.
Scuttle (n.) A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship.
Scuttle (n.) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.
Scuttle (n.) The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.
Scuttled (imp. & p. p.) of Scuttle
Scuttling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scuttle
Scuttle (v. t.) To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.
Scuttle (v. t.) To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.
Scuta (pl. ) of Scutum
Scutum (n.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; -- carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry.
Scutum (n.) A penthouse or awning.
Scutum (n.) The second and largest of the four parts forming the upper surface of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is preceded by the prescutum and followed by the scutellum. See the Illust. under Thorax.
Scutum (n.) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.
Scybala (n. pl.) Hardened masses of feces.
Scye (n.) Arm scye, a cutter's term for the armhole or part of the armhole of the waist of a garnment.
Scyle (v. t.) To hide; to secrete; to conceal.
Scylla (n.) A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily, -- both personified in classical literature as ravenous monsters. The passage between them was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying "Between Scylla and Charybdis," signifying a great peril on either hand.
Scyllaea (n.) A genus of oceanic nudibranchiate mollusks having the small branched gills situated on the upper side of four fleshy lateral lobes, and on the median caudal crest.
Scyllarian (n.) One of a family (Scyllaridae) of macruran Crustacea, remarkable for the depressed form of the body, and the broad, flat antennae. Also used adjectively.
Scyllite (n.) A white crystalline substance of a sweetish taste, resembling inosite and metameric with dextrose. It is extracted from the kidney of the dogfish (of the genus Scylium), the shark, and the skate.
Scymetar (n.) See Scimiter.
Scyphae (pl. ) of Scypha
Scypha (n.) See Scyphus, 2 (b).
Scyphiform (a.) Cup-shaped.
Scyphistomata (pl. ) of Scyphistoma
Scyphistomae (pl. ) of Scyphistoma
Scyphistoma (n.) The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.
Scyphobranchii (n. pl.) An order of fishes including the blennioid and gobioid fishes, and other related families.
Scyphomeduse (n. pl.) Same as Acraspeda, or Discophora.
Scyphophori (n. pl.) An order of fresh-water fishes inhabiting tropical Africa. They have rudimentary electrical organs on each side of the tail.
Scyphi (pl. ) of Scyphus
Scyphus (n.) A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.
Scyphus (n.) The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers.
Scyphus (n.) A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.
Scythe (n.) An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
Scythe (n.) A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.
Scythe (v. t.) To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
Scythed (a.) Armed scythes, as a chariot.
Scythemen (pl. ) of Scytheman
Scytheman (n.) One who uses a scythe; a mower.
Scythestone (n.) A stone for sharpening scythes; a whetstone.
Scythewhet (n.) Wilson's thrush; -- so called from its note.
Scythian (a.) Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.
Scythian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.), one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe.
Scythian (n.) The language of the Scythians.
Scytodermata (n. pl.) Same as Holothurioidea.
Tchawytcha (n.) The quinnat salmon.
T cart () See under T.
Uchees (n. pl.) A tribe of North American Indians belonging to the Creek confederation.
Uckewallist (n.) One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated in 1637, and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the Mennonists. In addition, however, they held that Judas and the murderers of Christ were saved. So called from the founder of the sect, Ucke Wallis, a native of Friesland.
Ycleped (p. p.) Called; named; -- obsolete, except in archaic or humorous writings.
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