Words whose second letter is D

Ad- () As a prefix ad- assumes the forms ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, at-, assimilating the d with the first letter of the word to which ad- is prefixed. It remains unchanged before vowels, and before d, h, j, m, v. Examples: adduce, adhere, adjacent, admit, advent, accord, affect, aggregate, allude, annex, appear, etc. It becomes ac- before qu, as in acquiesce.

Adact (v. t.) To compel; to drive.

Adactyl (a.) Alt. of Adactylous

Adactylous (a.) Without fingers or without toes.

Adactylous (a.) Without claws on the feet (of crustaceous animals).

Adage (n.) An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

Adagial (a.) Pertaining to an adage; proverbial.

Adagio (a. & adv.) Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow.

Adagio (n.) A piece of music in adagio time; a slow movement; as, an adagio of Haydn.

Adam (n.) The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.

Adam (n.) "Original sin;" human frailty.

Adamant (n.) A stone imagined by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness; but in modern mineralogy it has no technical signification. It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness.

Adamant (n.) Lodestone; magnet.

Adamantean (a.) Of adamant; hard as adamant.

Adamantine (a.) Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains.

Adamantine (a.) Like the diamond in hardness or luster.

Adambulacral (a.) Next to the ambulacra; as, the adambulacral ossicles of the starfish.

Adamic (a.) Alt. of Adamical

Adamical (a.) Of or pertaining to Adam, or resembling him.

Adamite (n.) A descendant of Adam; a human being.

Adamite (n.) One of a sect of visionaries, who, professing to imitate the state of Adam, discarded the use of dress in their assemblies.

Adam's apple () See under Adam.

Adance (adv.) Dancing.

Adangle (adv.) Dangling.

Adansonia (n.) A genus of great trees related to the Bombax. There are two species, A. digitata, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and India, and A. Gregorii, the sour gourd or cream-of-tartar tree of Australia. Both have a trunk of moderate height, but of enormous diameter, and a wide-spreading head. The fruit is oblong, and filled with pleasantly acid pulp. The wood is very soft, and the bark is used by the natives for making ropes and cloth.

Adapt (a.) Fitted; suited.

Adapted (imp. & p. p.) of Adapt

Adapting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adapt

Adapt (v. t.) To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for.

Adaptability (n.) Alt. of Adaptableness

Adaptableness (n.) The quality of being adaptable; suitableness.

Adaptable (a.) Capable of being adapted.

Adaptation (n.) The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness.

Adaptation (n.) The result of adapting; an adapted form.

Adaptative (a.) Adaptive.

Adaptedness (n.) The state or quality of being adapted; suitableness; special fitness.

Adapter (n.) One who adapts.

Adapter (n.) A connecting tube; an adopter.

Adaption (n.) Adaptation.

Adaptive (a.) Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of adapting.

Adaptiveness (n.) The quality of being adaptive; capacity to adapt.

Adaptly (adv.) In a suitable manner.

Adaptness (n.) Adaptedness.

Adaptorial (a.) Adaptive.

Adar (n.) The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March.

Adarce (n.) A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is soft and porous, and was formerly used for cleansing the skin from freckles and tetters, and also in leprosy.

Adatis (n.) A fine cotton cloth of India.

Adaunt (v. t.) To daunt; to subdue; to mitigate.

Adaw (v. t.) To subdue; to daunt.

Adaw (v. t. & i.) To awaken; to arouse.

Adays (adv.) By day, or every day; in the daytime.

Ad captandum () A phrase used adjectively sometimes of meretricious attempts to catch or win popular favor.

Added (imp. & p. p.) of Add

Adding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Add

Add (v. t.) To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).

Add (v. t.) To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally; as, to add numbers; to add up a column.

Add (v. t.) To append, as a statement; to say further.

Add (v. i.) To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety.

Add (v. i.) To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.

Addable (a.) Addible.

Addax (n.) One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, / Oryx, nasomaculatus).

Addeem (v. t.) To award; to adjudge.

Addenda (pl. ) of Addendum

Addendum (n.) A thing to be added; an appendix or addition.

Adder (n.) One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers.

Adder (n.) A serpent.

Adder (n.) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho.

Adder (n.) In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc.

Adder (n.) Same as Sea Adder.

Adder fly/ () A dragon fly.

Adder's-tongue (n.) A genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.

Adder's-tongue (n.) The yellow dogtooth violet.

Adderwort (n.) The common bistort or snakeweed (Polygonum bistorta).

Addibility (n.) The quantity of being addible; capability of addition.

Addible (a.) Capable of being added.

Addice (n.) See Adze.

Addict (p. p.) Addicted; devoted.

Addicted (imp. & p. p.) of Addict

Addicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Addict

Addict (v. t.) To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to.

Addict (v. t.) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.

Addictedness (n.) The quality or state of being addicted; attachment.

Addiction (n.) The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.

Addison's disease () A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively. It is usually fatal.

Additament (n.) An addition, or a thing added.

Addition (n.) The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution.

Addition (n.) Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.

Addition (n.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.

Addition (n.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.

Addition (n.) A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title.

Addition (n.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement.

Additional (a.) Added; supplemental; in the way of an addition.

Additional (n.) Something added.

Additionally (adv.) By way of addition.

Additionary (a.) Additional.

Addititious (a.) Additive.

Additive (a.) Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to subtractive.

Additory (a.) Tending to add; making some addition.

Addle (n.) Liquid filth; mire.

Addle (n.) Lees; dregs.

Addle (a.) Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled.

Addled (imp. & p. p.) of Addle

Addling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Addle

Addle (v. t. & i.) To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain.

Addle (v. t. & i.) To earn by labor.

Addle (v. t. & i.) To thrive or grow; to ripen.

Addle-brain (n.) Alt. of Addle-pate

Addle-head (n.) Alt. of Addle-pate

Addle-pate (n.) A foolish or dull-witted fellow.

Addle-brained (a.) Alt. of Addle-pated

Addle-headed (a.) Alt. of Addle-pated

Addle-pated (a.) Dull-witted; stupid.

Addle-patedness (n.) Stupidity.

Addlings (n. pl.) Earnings.

Addoom (v. t.) To adjudge.

Addorsed (a.) Set or turned back to back.

Addressed (imp. & p. p.) of Address

Addressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Address

Address (v.) To aim; to direct.

Address (v.) To prepare or make ready.

Address (v.) Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake.

Address (v.) To clothe or array; to dress.

Address (v.) To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience).

Address (v.) To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost.

Address (v.) To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter.

Address (v.) To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo.

Address (v.) To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore.

Address (v. i.) To prepare one's self.

Address (v. i.) To direct speech.

Address (v. t.) Act of preparing one's self.

Address (v. t.) Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.

Address (v. t.) A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters.

Address (v. t.) Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.

Address (v. t.) Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.

Address (v. t.) Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.

Address (v. t.) Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.

Addressee (n.) One to whom anything is addressed.

Addression (n.) The act of addressing or directing one's course.

Adduced (imp. & p. p.) of Adduce

Adducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adduce

Adduce (v. t.) To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.

Adducent (a.) Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.

Adducer (n.) One who adduces.

Adducible (a.) Capable of being adduced.

Adduct (v. t.) To draw towards a common center or a middle line.

Adduction (n.) The act of adducing or bringing forward.

Adduction (n.) The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis]; -- opposed to abduction.

Adductive (a.) Adducing, or bringing towards or to something.

Adductor (n.) A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; -- opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.

Addulce (v. t.) To sweeten; to soothe.

Adeem (v. t.) To revoke, as a legacy, grant, etc., or to satisfy it by some other gift.

Adelantadillo (n.) A Spanish red wine made of the first ripe grapes.

Adelantado (n.) A governor of a province; a commander.

Adelaster (n.) A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.

Adeling (n.) Same as Atheling.

Adelocodonic (a.) Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; -- opposed to phanerocodonic.

Adelopod (n.) An animal having feet that are not apparent.

Adelphia (n.) A "brotherhood," or collection of stamens in a bundle; -- used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.

Adelphous (a.) Having coalescent or clustered filaments; -- said of stamens; as, adelphous stamens. Usually in composition; as, monadelphous.

Adempt (p. p.) Takes away.

Ademption (n.) The revocation or taking away of a grant donation, legacy, or the like.

Aden- () Alt. of Adeno-

Adeno- () Combining forms of the Greek word for gland; -- used in words relating to the structure, diseases, etc., of the glands.

Adenalgia (n.) Alt. of Adenalgy

Adenalgy (n.) Pain in a gland.

Adeniform (a.) Shaped like a gland; adenoid.

Adenitis (n.) Glandular inflammation.

Adenographic (a.) Pertaining to adenography.

Adenography (n.) That part of anatomy which describes the glands.

Adenoid (a.) Alt. of Adenoidal

Adenoidal (a.) Glandlike; glandular.

Adenological (a.) Pertaining to adenology.

Adenology (n.) The part of physiology that treats of the glands.

Adenophorous (a.) Producing glands.

Adenophyllous (a.) Having glands on the leaves.

Adenose (a.) Like a gland; full of glands; glandulous; adenous.

Adenotomic (a.) Pertaining to adenotomy.

Adenotomy (n.) Dissection of, or incision into, a gland or glands.

Adenous (a.) Same as Adenose.

Adeps (n.) Animal fat; lard.

Adept (n.) One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.

Adept (a.) Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.

Adeption (a.) An obtaining; attainment.

Adeptist (n.) A skilled alchemist.

Adeptness (n.) The quality of being adept; skill.

Adequacy (n.) The state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the adequacy of supply to the expenditure.

Adequate (a.) Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.

Adequate (a.) To equalize; to make adequate.

Adequate (a.) To equal.

Adequately (adv.) In an adequate manner.

Adequateness (n.) The quality of being adequate; suitableness; sufficiency; adequacy.

Adequation (n.) The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.

Adesmy (n.) The division or defective coherence of an organ that is usually entire.

Adessenarian (n.) One who held the real presence of Christ's body in the eucharist, but not by transubstantiation.

Adfected (v.) See Affected, 5.

Adfiliated (a.) See Affiliated.

Adfiliation (n.) See Affiliation.

Adfluxion (n.) See Affluxion.

Adhamant (a.) Clinging, as by hooks.

Adhered (imp. & p. p.) of Adhere

Adhering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adhere

Adhere (v. i.) To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.

Adhere (v. i.) To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church.

Adhere (v. i.) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.

Adherence (n.) The quality or state of adhering.

Adherence (n.) The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion; as, adherence to a party or to opinions.

Adherency (n.) The state or quality of being adherent; adherence.

Adherency (n.) That which adheres.

Adherent (a.) Sticking; clinging; adhering.

Adherent (a.) Attached as an attribute or circumstance.

Adherent (a.) Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.

Adherent (n.) One who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.

Adherent (n.) That which adheres; an appendage.

Adherently (adv.) In an adherent manner.

Adherer (n.) One who adheres; an adherent.

Adhesion (n.) The action of sticking; the state of being attached; intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, or the like.

Adhesion (n.) Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.

Adhesion (n.) Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.

Adhesion (n.) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.

Adhesion (n.) Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.

Adhesion (n.) The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.

Adhesive (a.) Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.

Adhesive (a.) Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.

Adhesively (adv.) In an adhesive manner.

Adhesiveness (n.) The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity of union.

Adhesiveness (n.) Propensity to form and maintain attachments to persons, and to promote social intercourse.

Adhibit (v. t.) To admit, as a person or thing; to take in.

Adhibit (v. t.) To use or apply; to administer.

Adhibit (v. t.) To attach; to affix.

Adhibition (n.) The act of adhibiting; application; use.

Ad hominem () A phrase applied to an appeal or argument addressed to the principles, interests, or passions of a man.

Adhort (v. t.) To exhort; to advise.

Adhortation (n.) Advice; exhortation.

Adhortatory (a.) Containing counsel or warning; hortatory; advisory.

Adiabatic (a.) Not giving out or receiving heat.

Adiactinic (a.) Not transmitting the actinic rays.

Adiantum (n.) A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort.

Adiaphorism (n.) Religious indifference.

Adiaphorist (n.) One of the German Protestants who, with Melanchthon, held some opinions and ceremonies to be indifferent or nonessential, which Luther condemned as sinful or heretical.

Adiaphoristic (a.) Pertaining to matters indifferent in faith and practice.

Adiaphorite (n.) Same as Adiaphorist.

Adiaphorous (a.) Indifferent or neutral.

Adiaphorous (a.) Incapable of doing either harm or good, as some medicines.

Adiaphory (n.) Indifference.

Adiathermic (a.) Not pervious to heat.

Adieu (interj. & adv.) Good-by; farewell; an expression of kind wishes at parting.

Adieus (pl. ) of Adieu

Adieu (n.) A farewell; commendation to the care of God at parting.

Adight (p. p.) of Adight

Adight (v. t.) To set in order; to array; to attire; to deck, to dress.

Ad infinitum () Without limit; endlessly.

Ad interim () Meanwhile; temporary.

Adipescent (a.) Becoming fatty.

Adipic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fatty or oily substances; -- applied to certain acids obtained from fats by the action of nitric acid.

Adipocerate (v. t.) To convert into adipocere.

Adipoceration (n.) The act or process of changing into adipocere.

Adipocere (n.) A soft, unctuous, or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the fat and muscle tissue of dead bodies sometimes are converted, by long immersion in water or by burial in moist places. It is a result of fatty degeneration.

Adipoceriform (a.) Having the form or appearance of adipocere; as, an adipoceriform tumor.

Adipocerous (a.) Like adipocere.

Adipose (a.) Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.

Adiposeness (n.) Alt. of Adiposity

Adiposity (n.) The state of being fat; fatness.

Adipous (a.) Fatty; adipose.

Adipsous (a.) Quenching thirst, as certain fruits.

Adipsy (n.) Absence of thirst.

Adit (n.) An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel.

Adit (n.) Admission; approach; access.

Adjacence () Alt. of Adjacency

Adjacency () The state of being adjacent or contiguous; contiguity; as, the adjacency of lands or buildings.

Adjacency () That which is adjacent.

Adjacent (a.) Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway.

Adjacent (n.) That which is adjacent.

Adjacently (adv.) So as to be adjacent.

Adject (v. t.) To add or annex; to join.

Adjection (n.) The act or mode of adding; also, the thing added.

Adjectional (a.) Pertaining to adjection; that is, or may be, annexed.

Adjectitious () Added; additional.

Adjectival (a.) Of or relating to the relating to the adjective; of the nature of an adjective; adjective.

Adjectivally (adv.) As, or in the manner of, an adjective; adjectively.

Adjective (n.) Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.

Adjective (n.) Not standing by itself; dependent.

Adjective (n.) Relating to procedure.

Adjective (n.) A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.

Adjective (n.) A dependent; an accessory.

Adjectived (imp. & p. p.) of Adjective

Adjectiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjective

Adjective (v. t.) To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

Adjectively (adv.) In the manner of an adjective; as, a word used adjectively.

Adjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Adjoin

Adjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjoin

Adjoin (v. t.) To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append.

Adjoin (v. i.) To lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, the houses adjoin.

Adjoin (v. i.) To join one's self.

Adjoinant (a.) Contiguous.

Adjoining (a.) Joining to; contiguous; adjacent; as, an adjoining room.

Adjoint (n.) An adjunct; a helper.

Adjourned (imp. & p. p.) of Adjourn

Adjourning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjourn

Adjourn (v. t.) To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; -- commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.

Adjourn (v. i.) To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o'clock; the court adjourned without day.

Adjournal (n.) Adjournment; postponement.

Adjournment (n.) The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.

Adjournment (n.) The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business.

Adjudged (imp. & p. p.) of Adjudge

Adjudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjudge

Adjudge (v. t.) To award judicially in the case of a controverted question; as, the prize was adjudged to the victor.

Adjudge (v. t.) To determine in the exercise of judicial power; to decide or award judicially; to adjudicate; as, the case was adjudged in the November term.

Adjudge (v. t.) To sentence; to condemn.

Adjudge (v. t.) To regard or hold; to judge; to deem.

Adjudger (n.) One who adjudges.

Adjudgment (n.) The act of adjudging; judicial decision; adjudication.

Adjudicated (imp. & p. p.) of Adjudicate

Adjudicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjudicate

Adjudicate (v. t.) To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial decree.

Adjudicate (v. i.) To come to a judicial decision; as, the court adjudicated upon the case.

Adjudication (n.) The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.

Adjudication (n.) A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence.

Adjudication (n.) The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt.

Adjudication (n.) A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.

Adjudicative (a.) Adjudicating.

Adjudicator (n.) One who adjudicates.

Adjudicature (n.) Adjudication.

Adjugate (v. t.) To yoke to.

Adjument (n.) Help; support; also, a helper.

Adjuvant (n.) A substance added to an immunogenic agent to enhance the production of antibodies.

Adjuvant (n.) A substance added to a formulation of a drug which enhances the effect of the active ingredient.

Adjunct (a.) Conjoined; attending; consequent.

Adjunct (n.) Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.

Adjunct (n.) A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate.

Adjunct (n.) A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words; as, the History of the American Revolution, where the words in italics are the adjunct or adjuncts of "History."

Adjunct (n.) A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired; as, color, in the body, judgment in the mind.

Adjunct (n.) A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See Attendant keys, under Attendant, a.

Adjunction (n.) The act of joining; the thing joined or added.

Adjunctive (a.) Joining; having the quality of joining; forming an adjunct.

Adjunctive (n.) One who, or that which, is joined.

Adjunctively (adv.) In an adjunctive manner.

Adjunctly (adv.) By way of addition or adjunct; in connection with.

Adjuration (n.) The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; an earnest appeal.

Adjuration (n.) The form of oath or appeal.

Adjuratory (a.) Containing an adjuration.

Adjured (imp. & p. p.) of Adjure

Adjuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjure

Adjure (v. t.) To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.

Adjurer (n.) One who adjures.

Adjusted (imp. & p. p.) of Adjust

Adjusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjust

Adjust (v. t.) To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard.

Adjust (v. t.) To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.

Adjust (v. t.) To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.

Adjust (v. t.) To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope.

Adjustable (a.) Capable of being adjusted.

Adjustage (n.) Adjustment.

Adjuster (n.) One who, or that which, adjusts.

Adjustive (a.) Tending to adjust.

Adjustment (n.) The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.

Adjustment (n.) Settlement of claims; an equitable arrangement of conflicting claims, as in set-off, contribution, exoneration, subrogation, and marshaling.

Adjustment (n.) The operation of bringing all the parts of an instrument, as a microscope or telescope, into their proper relative position for use; the condition of being thus adjusted; as, to get a good adjustment; to be in or out of adjustment.

Adjutage (n.) Same as Ajutage.

Adjutancy (n.) The office of an adjutant.

Adjutancy (n.) Skillful arrangement in aid; assistance.

Adjutant (n.) A helper; an assistant.

Adjutant (n.) A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty.

Adjutant (n.) A species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; -- called also the gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits.

Adjutator (n.) A corruption of Agitator.

Adjute (v. t.) To add.

Adjutor (n.) A helper or assistant.

Adjutory (a.) Serving to help or assist; helping.

Adjutrix (n.) A female helper or assistant.

Adjuvant (a.) Helping; helpful; assisting.

Adjuvant (n.) An assistant.

Adjuvant (n.) An ingredient, in a prescription, which aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.

Adlegation (n.) A right formerly claimed by the states of the German Empire of joining their own ministers with those of the emperor in public treaties and negotiations to the common interest of the empire.

Ad libitum () At one's pleasure; as one wishes.

Adlocution (n.) See Allocution.

Admarginate (v. t.) To write in the margin.

Admaxillary (a.) Near to the maxilla or jawbone.

Admeasure (v. t.) To measure.

Admeasure (v. t.) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment; as, to admeasure dower; to admeasure common of pasture.

Admeasure (v. t.) The measure of a thing; dimensions; size.

Admeasure (v. t.) Formerly, the adjustment of proportion, or ascertainment of shares, as of dower or pasture held in common. This was by writ of admeasurement, directed to the sheriff.

Admeasurer (n.) One who admeasures.

Admensuration (n.) Same as Admeasurement.

Adminicle (n.) Help or support; an auxiliary.

Adminicle (n.) Corroborative or explanatory proof.

Adminicular (a.) Supplying help; auxiliary; corroborative; explanatory; as, adminicular evidence.

Adminiculary (a.) Adminicular.

Administered (imp. & p. p.) of Administer

Administering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Administer

Administer (v. t.) To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to direct or superintend the execution, application, or conduct of; as, to administer the government or the state.

Administer (v. t.) To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.

Administer (v. t.) To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.

Administer (v. t.) To tender, as an oath.

Administer (v. t.) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.

Administer (v. i.) To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.

Administer (v. i.) To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.

Administer (n.) Administrator.

Administerial (a.) Pertaining to administration, or to the executive part of government.

Administrable (a.) Capable of being administered; as, an administrable law.

Administrant (a.) Executive; acting; managing affairs.

Administrant (n.) One who administers.

Administrate (v. t.) To administer.

Administration (n.) The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction; management.

Administration (n.) The executive part of government; the persons collectively who are intrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.

Administration (n.) The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation; as, the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.

Administration (n.) The management and disposal, under legal authority, of the estate of an intestate, or of a testator having no competent executor.

Administration (n.) The management of an estate of a deceased person by an executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use.

Administrative (a.) Pertaining to administration; administering; executive; as, an administrative body, ability, or energy.

Administrator (n.) One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.

Administrator (n.) A man who manages or settles the estate of an intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administration has been committed by competent authority.

Administratorship (n.) The position or office of an administrator.

Administratrix (n.) A woman who administers; esp., one who administers the estate of an intestate, or to whom letters of administration have been granted; a female administrator.

Admirability (n.) Admirableness.

Admirable (a.) Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous.

Admirable (a.) Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent; -- used of persons or things.

Admirableness (n.) The quality of being admirable; wonderful excellence.

Admirably (adv.) In an admirable manner.

Admiral (n.) A naval officer of the highest rank; a naval officer of high rank, of which there are different grades. The chief gradations in rank are admiral, vice admiral, and rear admiral. The admiral is the commander in chief of a fleet or of fleets.

Admiral (n.) The ship which carries the admiral; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.

Admiral (n.) A handsome butterfly (Pyrameis Atalanta) of Europe and America. The larva feeds on nettles.

Admiralship (n.) The office or position oaf an admiral; also, the naval skill of an admiral.

Admiralties (pl. ) of Admiralty

Admiralty (n.) The office or jurisdiction of an admiral.

Admiralty (n.) The department or officers having authority over naval affairs generally.

Admiralty (n.) The court which has jurisdiction of maritime questions and offenses.

Admiralty (n.) The system of jurisprudence of admiralty courts.

Admiralty (n.) The building in which the lords of the admiralty, in England, transact business.

Admirance (n.) Admiration.

Admiration (n.) Wonder; astonishment.

Admiration (n.) Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.

Admiration (n.) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.

Admirative (a.) Relating to or expressing admiration or wonder.

Admired (imp. & p. p.) of Admire

Admiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Admire

Admire (v. t.) To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at.

Admire (v. t.) To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.

Admire (v. i.) To wonder; to marvel; to be affected with surprise; -- sometimes with at.

Admired (a.) Regarded with wonder and delight; highly prized; as, an admired poem.

Admired (a.) Wonderful; also, admirable.

Admirer (n.) One who admires; one who esteems or loves greatly.

Admiring (a.) Expressing admiration; as, an admiring glance.

Admissibility (n.) The quality of being admissible; admissibleness; as, the admissibility of evidence.

Admissible (a.) Entitled to be admitted, or worthy of being admitted; that may be allowed or conceded; allowable; as, the supposition is hardly admissible.

Admission (n.) The act or practice of admitting.

Admission (n.) Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.

Admission (n.) The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something /serted; acknowledgment; concession.

Admission (n.) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry.

Admission (n.) A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence.

Admission (n.) Declaration of the bishop that he approves of the presentee as a fit person to serve the cure of the church to which he is presented.

Admissive (a.) Implying an admission; tending to admit.

Admissory (a.) Pertaining to admission.

Admitted (imp. & p. p.) of Admit

Admitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Admit

Admit (v. t.) To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.

Admit (v. t.) To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.

Admit (v. t.) To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an attorney to practice law; the prisoner was admitted to bail.

Admit (v. t.) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess; as, the argument or fact is admitted; he admitted his guilt.

Admit (v. t.) To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.

Admittable (a.) Admissible.

Admittance (n.) The act of admitting.

Admittance (n.) Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; also, actual entrance; reception.

Admittance (n.) Concession; admission; allowance; as, the admittance of an argument.

Admittance (n.) Admissibility.

Admittance (n.) The act of giving possession of a copyhold estate.

Admittatur (n.) The certificate of admission given in some American colleges.

Admitted (a.) Received as true or valid; acknowledged.

Admittedly (adv.) Confessedly.

Admitter (n.) One who admits.

Admix (v. t.) To mingle with something else; to mix.

Admixtion (n.) A mingling of different things; admixture.

Admixture (n.) The act of mixing; mixture.

Admixture (n.) The compound formed by mixing different substances together.

Admixture (n.) That which is mixed with anything.

Admonished (imp. & p. p.) of Admonish

Admonishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Admonish

Admonish (v. t.) To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.

Admonish (v. t.) To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.

Admonish (v. t.) To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.

Admonisher (n.) One who admonishes.

Admonishment (n.) Admonition.

Admonition (n.) Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.

Admonitioner (n.) Admonisher.

Admonitive (a.) Admonitory.

Admonitor (n.) Admonisher; monitor.

Admonitorial (a.) Admonitory.

Admonitory (a.) That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance.

Admonitrix (n.) A female admonitor.

Admortization (n.) The reducing or lands or tenements to mortmain. See Mortmain.

Admove (v. t.) To move or conduct to or toward.

Adnascent (a.) Growing to or on something else.

Adnate (a.) Grown to congenitally.

Adnate (a.) Growing together; -- said only of organic cohesion of unlike parts.

Adnate (a.) Growing with one side adherent to a stem; -- a term applied to the lateral zooids of corals and other compound animals.

Adnation (n.) The adhesion or cohesion of different floral verticils or sets of organs.

Adnominal (a.) Pertaining to an adnoun; adjectival; attached to a noun.

Adnoun (n.) An adjective, or attribute.

Adnubilated (a.) Clouded; obscured.

Ado (n.) To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado.

Ado (n.) Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

Adobe (n.) An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.

Adolescence (n.) The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals.

Adolescency (n.) The quality of being adolescent; youthfulness.

Adolescent (a.) Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity.

Adolescent (n.) A youth.

Adonean (a.) Pertaining to Adonis; Adonic.

Adonic (a.) Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty.

Adonic (n.) An Adonic verse.

Adonis (n.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

Adonis (n.) A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy.

Adonis (n.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.

Adonist (n.) One who maintains that points of the Hebrew word translated "Jehovah" are really the vowel points of the word "Adonai." See Jehovist.

Adonize (v. t.) To beautify; to dandify.

Adoor () Alt. of Adoors

Adoors () At the door; of the door; as, out adoors.

Adopted (imp. & p. p.) of Adopt

Adopting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adopt

Adopt (v. t.) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.

Adopt (v. t.) To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.

Adoptable (a.) Capable of being adopted.

Adopted (a.) Taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word.

Adopter (n.) One who adopts.

Adopter (n.) A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters.

Adoption (n.) The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.

Adoption (n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

Adoption (n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

Adoptionist (n.) One of a sect which maintained that Christ was the Son of God not by nature but by adoption.

Adoptious (a.) Adopted.

Adoptive (a.) Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.

Adorability (n.) Adorableness.

Adorable (a.) Deserving to be adored; worthy of divine honors.

Adorable (a.) Worthy of the utmost love or respect.

Adorableness (n.) The quality of being adorable, or worthy of adoration.

Adorably (adv.) In an adorable manner.

Adoration (n.) The act of playing honor to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a god.

Adoration (n.) Homage paid to one in high esteem; profound veneration; intense regard and love; fervent devotion.

Adoration (n.) A method of electing a pope by the expression of homage from two thirds of the conclave.

Adoring (imp. & p. p. Adored (/); p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adore

Adore (v. t.) To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine.

Adore (v. t.) To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize.

Adore (v. t.) To adorn.

Adorement (n.) The act of adoring; adoration.

Adorer (n.) One who adores; a worshiper; one who admires or loves greatly; an ardent admirer.

Adoringly (adv.) With adoration.

Adorned (imp. & p. p.) of Adorn

Adorning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adorn

Adorn (v. t.) To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive.

Adorn (n.) Adornment.

Adorn (a.) Adorned; decorated.

Adornation (n.) Adornment.

Adorner (n.) He who, or that which, adorns; a beautifier.

Adorningly (adv.) By adorning; decoratively.

Adornment (n.) An adorning; an ornament; a decoration.

Adosculation (n.) Impregnation by external contact, without intromission.

Adown (adv.) From a higher to a lower situation; downward; down, to or on the ground.

Adown (prep.) Down.

Adpress (v. t.) See Appressed.

Adrad (p. a.) Put in dread; afraid.

Adragant (n.) Gum tragacanth.

Adread (v. t. & i.) To dread.

Adreamed (p. p.) Visited by a dream; -- used in the phrase, To be adreamed, to dream.

Adrenal (a.) Suprarenal.

Adrian (a.) Pertaining to the Adriatic Sea; as, Adrian billows.

Adriatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a sea so named, the northwestern part of which is known as the Gulf of Venice.

Adrift (adv. & a.) Floating at random; in a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves. Also fig.

Adrip (adv. & a.) In a dripping state; as, leaves all adrip.

Adrogate (v. t.) To adopt (a person who is his own master).

Adrogation (n.) A kind of adoption in ancient Rome. See Arrogation.

Adroit (a.) Dexterous in the use of the hands or in the exercise of the mental faculties; exhibiting skill and readiness in avoiding danger or escaping difficulty; ready in invention or execution; -- applied to persons and to acts; as, an adroit mechanic, an adroit reply.

Adroitly (adv.) In an adroit manner.

Adroitness (n.) The quality of being adroit; skill and readiness; dexterity.

Adry (a.) In a dry or thirsty condition.

Adscititious (a.) Supplemental; additional; adventitious; ascititious.

Adscript (a.) Held to service as attached to the soil; -- said of feudal serfs.

Adscript (n.) One held to service as attached to the glebe or estate; a feudal serf.

Adscriptive (a.) Attached or annexed to the glebe or estate and transferable with it.

Adsignification (n.) Additional signification.

Adsignify (v. t.) To denote additionally.

Adstrict (n.) See Astrict, and Astriction.

Adstrictory (a.) See Astrictory.

Adstringent (a.) See Astringent.

Adularia (n.) A transparent or translucent variety of common feldspar, or orthoclase, which often shows pearly opalescent reflections; -- called by lapidaries moonstone.

Adulate (v. t.) To flatter in a servile way.

Adulation (n.) Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited.

Adulator (n.) A servile or hypocritical flatterer.

Adulatory (a.) Containing excessive praise or compliment; servilely praising; flattering; as, an adulatory address.

Adulatress (n.) A woman who flatters with servility.

Adult (a.) Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and strength; matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult age.

Adult (n.) A person, animal, or plant grown to full size and strength; one who has reached maturity.

Adulter (v. i.) To commit adultery; to pollute.

Adulterant (n.) That which is used to adulterate anything.

Adulterant (a.) Adulterating; as, adulterant agents and processes.

Adulterated (imp. & p. p.) of Adulterate

Adulterating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adulterate

Adulterate (v. t.) To defile by adultery.

Adulterate (v. t.) To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food, drink, drugs, coin, etc.

Adulterate (v. i.) To commit adultery.

Adulterate (a.) Tainted with adultery.

Adulterate (a.) Debased by the admixture of a foreign substance; adulterated; spurious.

Adulteration (n.) The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture.

Adulteration (n.) An adulterated state or product.

Adulterator (n.) One who adulterates or corrupts.

Adulterer (n.) A man who commits adultery; a married man who has sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife.

Adulterer (n.) A man who violates his religious covenant.

Adulteress (n.) A woman who commits adultery.

Adulteress (n.) A woman who violates her religious engagements.

Adulterine (a.) Proceeding from adulterous intercourse. Hence: Spurious; without the support of law; illegal.

Adulterine (n.) An illegitimate child.

Adulterize (v. i.) To commit adultery.

Adulterous (a.) Guilty of, or given to, adultery; pertaining to adultery; illicit.

Adulterous (a.) Characterized by adulteration; spurious.

Adulterously (adv.) In an adulterous manner.

Adulteries (pl. ) of Adultery

Adultery (n.) The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman with another than her husband.

Adultery (n.) Adulteration; corruption.

Adultery (n.) Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.

Adultery (n.) Faithlessness in religion.

Adultery (n.) The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery.

Adultery (n.) The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.

Adultery (n.) Injury; degradation; ruin.

Adultness (n.) The state of being adult.

Adumbrant (a.) Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance; shadowing forth.

Adumbrate (v. t.) To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.

Adumbrate (v. t.) To overshadow; to shade.

Adumbration (n.) The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.

Adumbration (n.) A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or representation of a thing.

Adumbration (n.) The shadow or outlines of a figure.

Adumbrative (a.) Faintly representing; typical.

Adunation (n.) A uniting; union.

Adunc (a.) Alt. of Adunque

Adunque (a.) Hooked; as, a parrot has an adunc bill.

Aduncity (n.) Curvature inwards; hookedness.

Aduncous (a.) Curved inwards; hooked.

Adure (v. t.) To burn up.

Adust (a.) Inflamed or scorched; fiery.

Adust (a.) Looking as if or scorched; sunburnt.

Adust (a.) Having much heat in the constitution and little serum in the blood. [Obs.] Hence: Atrabilious; sallow; gloomy.

Adusted (a.) Burnt; adust.

Adustible (a.) That may be burnt.

Adustion (n.) The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried.

Adustion (n.) Cauterization.

Ad valorem () A term used to denote a duty or charge laid upon goods, at a certain rate per cent upon their value, as stated in their invoice, -- in opposition to a specific sum upon a given quantity or number; as, an ad valorem duty of twenty per cent.

Advanced (imp. & p. p.) of Advance

Advancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Advance

Advance (v. t.) To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

Advance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.

Advance (v. t.) To raise to a higher rank; to promote.

Advance (v. t.) To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.

Advance (v. t.) To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.

Advance (v. t.) To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.

Advance (v. t.) To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.

Advance (v. t.) To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.

Advance (v. t.) To extol; to laud.

Advance (v. i.) To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.

Advance (v. i.) To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.

Advance (v. i.) To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.

Advance (v.) The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.

Advance (v.) Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.

Advance (v.) An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.

Advance (v.) The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.

Advance (v.) A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.

Advance (a.) Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

Advanced (a.) In the van or front.

Advanced (a.) In the front or before others, as regards progress or ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers.

Advanced (a.) Far on in life or time.

Advancement (v. t.) The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.

Advancement (v. t.) An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.

Advancement (v. t.) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.

Advancement (v. t.) Settlement on a wife, or jointure.

Advancer (n.) One who advances; a promoter.

Advancer (n.) A second branch of a buck's antler.

Advancive (a.) Tending to advance.

Advantage (n.) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.

Advantage (n.) Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.

Advantage (n.) Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.

Advantage (n.) Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).

Advantaged (imp. & p. p.) of Advantage

Advantaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Advantage

Advantage (v. t.) To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.

Advantageable (a.) Advantageous.

Advantageous (a.) Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation.

Advantageously (adv.) Profitably; with advantage.

Advantageousness (n.) Profitableness.

Advene (v. i.) To accede, or come (to); to be added to something or become a part of it, though not essential.

Advenient (a.) Coming from outward causes; superadded.

Advent (n.) The period including the four Sundays before Christmas.

Advent (n.) The first or the expected second coming of Christ.

Advent (n.) Coming; any important arrival; approach.

Adventist (n.) One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also Second Adventists.

Adventitious (a.) Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.

Adventitious (a.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots.

Adventitious (a.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants.

Adventitious (a.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental.

Adventive (a.) Accidental.

Adventive (a.) Adventitious.

Adventive (n.) A thing or person coming from without; an immigrant.

Adventual (a.) Relating to the season of advent.

Adventure (n.) That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.

Adventure (n.) Risk; danger; peril.

Adventure (n.) The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat.

Adventure (n.) A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life.

Adventure (n.) A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.

Adventured (imp. & p. p.) of Adventure

Adventuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adventure

Adventure (n.) To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.

Adventure (n.) To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.

Adventure (v. i.) To try the chance; to take the risk.

Adventureful (a.) Given to adventure.

Adventurer (n.) One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises.

Adventurer (n.) A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.

Adventuresome (a.) Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome.

Adventuress (n.) A female adventurer; a woman who tries to gain position by equivocal means.

Adventurous (n.) Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied to persons.

Adventurous (n.) Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an adventurous undertaking, deed, song.

Adventurously (adv.) In an adventurous manner; venturesomely; boldly; daringly.

Adventurousness (n.) The quality or state of being adventurous; daring; venturesomeness.

Adverb (n.) A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white.

Adverbial (a.) Of or pertaining to an adverb; of the nature of an adverb; as, an adverbial phrase or form.

Adverbiality (n.) The quality of being adverbial.

Adverbialize (v. t.) To give the force or form of an adverb to.

Adverbially (adv.) In the manner of an adverb.

Adversaria (n. pl.) A miscellaneous collection of notes, remarks, or selections; a commonplace book; also, commentaries or notes.

Adversarious (a.) Hostile.

Adversaries (pl. ) of Adversary

Adversary (n.) One who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe.

Adversary (a.) Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic.

Adversary (a.) Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an adversary suit.

Adversative (a.) Expressing contrariety, opposition, or antithesis; as, an adversative conjunction (but, however, yet, etc. ); an adversative force.

Adversative (n.) An adversative word.

Adverse (a.) Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed; contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.

Adverse (a.) Opposite.

Adverse (a.) In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious; contrary to one's wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful; as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.

Adverse (v. t.) To oppose; to resist.

Adversely (adv.) In an adverse manner; inimically; unfortunately; contrariwise.

Adverseness (n.) The quality or state of being adverse; opposition.

Adversifoliate (a.) Alt. of Adversifolious

Adversifolious (a.) Having opposite leaves, as plants which have the leaves so arranged on the stem.

Adversion (n.) A turning towards; attention.

Adversities (pl. ) of Adversity

Adversity (n.) Opposition; contrariety.

Adverted (imp. & p. p.) of Advert

Adverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Advert

Advert (v. i.) To turn the mind or attention; to refer; to take heed or notice; -- with to; as, he adverted to what was said.

Advertence () Alt. of Advertency

Advertency () The act of adverting, of the quality of being advertent; attention; notice; regard; heedfulness.

Advertent (a.) Attentive; heedful; regardful.

Advertised (imp. & p. p.) of Advertise

Advertising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Advertise

Advertise (v. t.) To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss.

Advertise (v. t.) To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.

Advertisement (n.) The act of informing or notifying; notification.

Advertisement (n.) Admonition; advice; warning.

Advertisement (n.) A public notice, especially a paid notice in some public print; anything that advertises; as, a newspaper containing many advertisements.

Advertiser (n.) One who, or that which, advertises.

Advice (n.) An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

Advice (n.) Deliberate consideration; knowledge.

Advice (n.) Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural.

Advice (n.) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.

Advisability (n.) The quality of being advisable; advisableness.

Advisable (a.) Proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent.

Advisable (a.) Ready to receive advice.

Advisable-ness (n.) The quality of being advisable or expedient; expediency; advisability.

Advisably (adv.) With advice; wisely.

Advised (imp. & p. p.) of Advise

Advising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Advise

Advise (v. t.) To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.

Advise (v. t.) To give information or notice to; to inform; -- with of before the thing communicated; as, we were advised of the risk.

Advise (v. t.) To consider; to deliberate.

Advise (v. t.) To take counsel; to consult; -- followed by with; as, to advise with friends.

Advisedly (adv.) Circumspectly; deliberately; leisurely.

Advisedly (adv.) With deliberate purpose; purposely; by design.

Advisedness (n.) Deliberate consideration; prudent procedure; caution.

Advisement (n.) Counsel; advice; information.

Advisement (n.) Consideration; deliberation; consultation.

Adviser (n.) One who advises.

Advisership (n.) The office of an adviser.

Adviso (n.) Advice; counsel; suggestion; also, a dispatch or advice boat.

Advisory (a.) Having power to advise; containing advice; as, an advisory council; their opinion is merely advisory.

Advocacy (n.) The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.

Advocate (n.) One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.

Advocate (n.) One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.

Advocate (n.) Christ, considered as an intercessor.

Advocated (imp. & p. p.) of Advocate

Advocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Advocate

Advocate (n.) To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.

Advocate (v. i.) To act as advocate.

Advocateship (n.) Office or duty of an advocate.

Advocation (n.) The act of advocating or pleading; plea; advocacy.

Advocation (n.) Advowson.

Advocation (n.) The process of removing a cause from an inferior court to the supreme court.

Advocatory (a.) Of or pertaining to an advocate.

Advoke (v. t.) To summon; to call.

Advolution (n.) A rolling toward something.

Advoutrer (n.) An adulterer.

Advoutress (n.) An adulteress.

Advoutry (n.) Alt. of Advowtry

Advowtry (n.) Adultery.

Advowee (n.) One who has an advowson.

Advowson (n.) The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church. [Originally, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and thus privileged to nominate or present to it.]

Advoyer (n.) See Avoyer.

Adward (n.) Award.

Adynamia (n.) Considerable debility of the vital powers, as in typhoid fever.

Adynamic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, debility of the vital powers; weak.

Adynamic (a.) Characterized by the absence of power or force.

Adynamy (n.) Adynamia.

Adyta (pl. ) of Adytum

Adytum (n.) The innermost sanctuary or shrine in ancient temples, whence oracles were given. Hence: A private chamber; a sanctum.

Adz (n.) Alt. of Adze

Adze (n.) A carpenter's or cooper's tool, formed with a thin arching blade set at right angles to the handle. It is used for chipping or slicing away the surface of wood.

Adz (v. t.) To cut with an adz.

Bdellium (n.) An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible (Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a kind of amber found in Arabia.

Bdellium (n.) A gum resin of reddish brown color, brought from India, Persia, and Africa.

Bdelloidea (n. pl.) The order of Annulata which includes the leeches. See Hirudinea.

Bdellometer (n.) A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.

Bdellomorpha (n.) An order of Nemertina, including the large leechlike worms (Malacobdella) often parasitic in clams.

-ed () The termination of the past participle of regular, or weak, verbs; also, of analogous participial adjectives from nouns; as, pigmented; talented.

Edacious (a.) Given to eating; voracious; devouring.

Edacity (n.) Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity.

Eddas (pl. ) of Edda

Edda (n.) The religious or mythological book of the old Scandinavian tribes of German origin, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, myths) of the old northern gods and heroes.

Eddaic (a.) Alt. of Eddic

Eddic (a.) Relating to the Eddas; resembling the Eddas.

Edder (n.) An adder or serpent.

Edder (n.) Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge stakes, to bind them together.

Edder (v. t.) To bind the top interweaving edder; as, to edder a hedge.

Eddish (n.) Aftermath; also, stubble and stubble field. See Arrish.

Eddoes (n. pl.) The tubers of Colocasia antiquorum. See Taro.

Eddies (pl. ) of Eddy

Eddy (n.) A current of air or water running back, or in a direction contrary to the main current.

Eddy (n.) A current of water or air moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.

Eddied (imp. & p. p.) of Eddy

Eddying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eddy

Eddy (v. i.) To move as an eddy, or as in an eddy; to move in a circle.

Eddy (v. t.) To collect as into an eddy.

Edelweiss (n.) A little, perennial, white, woolly plant (Leontopodium alpinum), growing at high elevations in the Alps.

Edema (n.) Same as oedema.

Edematous (a.) Alt. of Edematose

Edematose (a.) Same as oedematous.

Eden (n.) The garden where Adam and Eve first dwelt; hence, a delightful region or residence.

Edenic (a.) Of or pertaining to Eden; paradisaic.

Edenite (n.) A variety of amphibole. See Amphibole.

Edenized (a.) Admitted to a state of paradisaic happiness.

Edental (a.) See Edentate, a.

Edental (n.) One of the Edentata.

Edentalous (a.) See Edentate, a.

Edentata (n. pl.) An order of mammals including the armadillos, sloths, and anteaters; -- called also Bruta. The incisor teeth are rarely developed, and in some groups all the teeth are lacking.

Edentate (a.) Destitute of teeth; as, an edentate quadruped; an edentate leaf.

Edentate (a.) Belonging to the Edentata.

Edentate (n.) One of the Edentata.

Edentated (a.) Same as Edentate, a.

Edentation (n.) A depriving of teeth.

Edentulous (a.) Toothless.

Edge (v. t.) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.

Edge (v. t.) Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.

Edge (v. t.) Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.

Edge (v. t.) The border or part adjacent to the line of division; the beginning or early part; as, in the edge of evening.

Edged (imp. & p. p.) of Edge

Edging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Edge

Edge (v. t.) To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.

Edge (v. t.) To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.

Edge (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.

Edge (v. t.) To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.

Edge (v. t.) To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.

Edge (v. i.) To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.

Edge (v. i.) To sail close to the wind.

Edgebone (n.) Same as Aitchbone.

Edgeless (a.) Without an edge; not sharp; blunt; obtuse; as, an edgeless sword or weapon.

Edgelong (adv.) In the direction of the edge.

Edgeshot (a.) Having an edge planed, -- said of a board.

Edgeways (adv.) Alt. of Edgewise

Edgewise (adv.) With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge.

Edging (n.) That which forms an edge or border, as the fringe, trimming, etc., of a garment, or a border in a garden.

Edging (n.) The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.

Edgingly (adv.) Gradually; gingerly.

Edgy (a.) Easily irritated; sharp; as, an edgy temper.

Edgy (a.) Having some of the forms, such as drapery or the like, too sharply defined.

Edh (n.) The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter /, capital form /. It is sounded as "English th in a similar word: //er, other, d//, doth."

Edibility (n.) Suitableness for being eaten; edibleness.

Edible (a.) Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes.

Edible (n.) Anything edible.

Edibleness (n.) Suitableness for being eaten.

Edict (n.) A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the Roman emperors; the edicts of the French monarch.

Edictal (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, edicts; as, the Roman edictal law.

Edificant (a.) Building; constructing.

Edification (n.) The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.

Edification (n.) A building or edifice.

Edificatory (a.) Tending to edification.

Edifice (n.) A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a palace, a church, a statehouse.

Edificial (a.) Pertaining to an edifice; structural.

Edifier (n.) One who builds.

Edifier (n.) One who edifies, builds up, or strengthens another by moral or religious instruction.

Edified (imp. & p. p.) of Edify

Edifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Edify

Edify (v. i.) To build; to construct.

Edify (v. i.) To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.

Edify (v. i.) To teach or persuade.

Edify (v. i.) To improve.

Edifying (a.) Instructing; improving; as, an edifying conversation.

Edile (n.) See Aedile.

Edileship (n.) The office of aedile.

Edingtonite (n.) A grayish white zeolitic mineral, in tetragonal crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and baryta.

Edited (imp. & p. p.) of Edit

Editing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Edit

Edit (v. t.) To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper.

Edition (n.) A literary work edited and published, as by a certain editor or in a certain manner; as, a good edition of Chaucer; Chalmers' edition of Shakespeare.

Edition (n.) The whole number of copies of a work printed and published at one time; as, the first edition was soon sold.

Edition de luxe () See Luxe.

Editioner (n.) An editor.

Editor (n.) One who edits; esp., a person who prepares, superintends, revises, and corrects a book, magazine, or newspaper, etc., for publication.

Editorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor; as, editorial labors; editorial remarks.

Editorial (n.) A leading article in a newspaper or magazine; an editorial article; an article published as an expression of the views of the editor.

Editorially (adv.) In the manner or character of an editor or of an editorial article.

Editorship (n.) The office or charge of an editor; care and superintendence of a publication.

Editress (n.) A female editor.

Edituate (v. t.) To guard as a churchwarden does.

Edomite (n.) One of the descendants of Esau or Edom, the brother of Jacob; an Idumean.

Edriophthalma (n. pl.) A group of Crustacea in which the eyes are without stalks; the Arthrostraca.

Edriophthalmous (a.) Pertaining to the Edriophthalma.

Educability (n.) Capability of being educated.

Educable (a.) Capable of being educated.

Educated (imp. & p. p.) of Educate

Educating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Educate

Educate (v. t.) To bring /// or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discipline, as the mind, a faculty, etc.,; to form and regulate the principles and character of; to prepare and fit for any calling or business by systematic instruction; to cultivate; to train; to instruct; as, to educate a child; to educate the eye or the taste.

Educated (a.) Formed or developed by education; as, an educated man.

Education (n.) The act or process of educating; the result of educating, as determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as, an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his education.

Educational (a.) Of or pertaining to education.

Educationist (n.) One who is versed in the theories of, or who advocates and promotes, education.

Educative (a.) Tending to educate; that gives education; as, an educative process; an educative experience.

Educator (n.) One who educates; a teacher.

Educed (imp. & p. p.) of Educe

Educing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Educe

Educe (v. t.) To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve; as, to educe a form from matter.

Educible (a.) Capable of being educed.

Educt (n.) That which is educed, as by analysis.

Eduction (n.) The act of drawing out or bringing into view.

Eductive (a.) Tending to draw out; extractive.

Eductor (n.) One who, or that which, brings forth, elicits, or extracts.

Edulcorant (a.) Having a tendency to purify or to sweeten by removing or correcting acidity and acrimony.

Edulcorant (n.) An edulcorant remedy.

Edulcorated (imp. & p. p.) of Edulcorate

Edulcorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Edulcorate

Edulcorate (v. t.) To render sweet; to sweeten; to free from acidity.

Edulcorate (v. t.) To free from acids, salts, or other soluble substances, by washing; to purify.

Edulcoration (n.) The act of sweetening or edulcorating.

Edulcoration (n.) The act of freeing from acids or any soluble substances, by affusions of water.

Edulcorative (a.) Tending to /weeten or purify by affusions of water.

Edulcorator (n.) A contrivance used to supply small quantities of sweetened liquid, water, etc., to any mixture, or to test tubes, etc.; a dropping bottle.

Edulious (a.) Edible.

I'd () A contraction from I would or I had.

Id (n.) A small fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus idus or Idus idus) of Europe. A domesticated variety, colored like the goldfish, is called orfe in Germany.

Idalian (a.) Of or pertaining to Idalium, a mountain city in Cyprus, or to Venus, to whom it was sacred.

Ide (n.) Same as Id.

-ide () A suffix used to denote: (a) The nonmetallic, or negative, element or radical in a binary compound; as, oxide, sulphide, chloride. (b) A compound which is an anhydride; as, glycolide, phthalide. (c) Any one of a series of derivatives; as, indogenide, glucoside, etc.

Ideas (pl. ) of Idea

Idea (n.) The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual.

Idea (n.) A general notion, or a conception formed by generalization.

Idea (n.) Hence: Any object apprehended, conceived, or thought of, by the mind; a notion, conception, or thought; the real object that is conceived or thought of.

Idea (n.) A belief, option, or doctrine; a characteristic or controlling principle; as, an essential idea; the idea of development.

Idea (n.) A plan or purpose of action; intention; design.

Idea (n.) A rational conception; the complete conception of an object when thought of in all its essential elements or constituents; the necessary metaphysical or constituent attributes and relations, when conceived in the abstract.

Idea (n.) A fiction object or picture created by the imagination; the same when proposed as a pattern to be copied, or a standard to be reached; one of the archetypes or patterns of created things, conceived by the Platonists to have excited objectively from eternity in the mind of the Deity.

Ideal (a.) Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.

Ideal (a.) Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.

Ideal (a.) Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.

Ideal (a.) Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.

Ideal (a.) Imaginary.

Ideal (n.) A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.

Idealess (a.) Destitute of an idea.

Idealism (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.

Idealism (n.) Conception of the ideal; imagery.

Idealism (n.) The system or theory that denies the existence of material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.

Idealist (n.) One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations.

Idealist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of idealism.

Idealistic (a.) Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.

Idealities (pl. ) of Ideality

Ideality (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.

Ideality (n.) The capacity to form ideals of beauty or perfection.

Ideality (n.) The conceptive faculty.

Idealization (n.) The act or process of idealizing.

Idealization (n.) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.

Idealized (imp. & p. p.) of Idealize

Idealizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Idealize

Idealize (v. t.) To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life.

Idealize (v. t.) To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.

Idealize (v. i.) To form ideals.

Idealizer (n.) An idealist.

Ideally (adv.) In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.

Idealogic (a.) Of or pertaining to an idealogue, or to idealization.

Idealogue (n.) One given to fanciful ideas or theories; a theorist; a spectator.

Ideat (n.) Alt. of Ideate

Ideate (n.) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.

Ideate (v. t.) To form in idea; to fancy.

Ideate (v. t.) To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.

Ideation (n.) The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.

Ideational (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.

Idem (pron. / adj.) The same; the same as above; -- often abbreviated id.

Identic (a.) Identical.

Identical (a.) The same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing.

Identical (a.) Uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the subject; tautological.

Identically (adv.) In an identical manner; with respect to identity.

Identicalness (n.) The quality or state of being identical; sameness.

Identifiable (a.) Capable of being identified.

Identification (n.) The act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified.

Identified (imp. & p. p.) of Identify

Identifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Identify

Identify (v. t.) To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation.

Identify (v. t.) To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property.

Identify (v. i.) To become the same; to coalesce in interest, purpose, use, effect, etc.

Identism (n.) The doctrine taught by Schelling, that matter and mind, and subject and object, are identical in the Absolute; -- called also the system / doctrine of identity.

Identities (pl. ) of Identity

Identity (n.) The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness.

Identity (n.) The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.

Identity (n.) An identical equation.

Ideo- () A combining form from the Gr. /, an idea.

Ideogenical (a.) Of or relating to ideology.

Ideogeny (n.) The science which treats of the origin of ideas.

Ideogram (n.) An original, pictorial element of writing; a kind of hieroglyph expressing no sound, but only an idea.

Ideogram (n.) A symbol used for convenience, or for abbreviation; as, 1, 2, 3, +, -, /, $, /, etc.

Ideogram (n.) A phonetic symbol; a letter.

Ideograph (n.) Same as Ideogram.

Ideographic (a.) Alt. of Ideographical

Ideographical (a.) Of or pertaining to an ideogram; representing ideas by symbols, independently of sounds; as, 9 represents not the word "nine," but the idea of the number itself.

Ideographics (n.) The system of writing in ideographic characters; also, anything so written.

Ideography (n.) The representation of ideas independently of sounds, or in an ideographic manner, as sometimes is done in shorthand writing, etc.

Ideological (a.) Of or pertaining to ideology.

Ideologist (n.) One who treats of ideas; one who theorizes or idealizes; one versed in the science of ideas, or who advocates the doctrines of ideology.

Ideology (n.) The science of ideas.

Ideology (n.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation.

Ideo-motion (n.) An ideo-motor movement.

Ideo-motor (a.) Applied to those actions, or muscular movements, which are automatic expressions of dominant ideas, rather than the result of distinct volitional efforts, as the act of expressing the thoughts in speech, or in writing, while the mind is occupied in the composition of the sentence.

Ides (n. pl.) The fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.

Idio- () A combining form from the Greek /, meaning private, personal, peculiar, distinct.

Idioblast (n.) An individual cell, differing greatly from its neighbours in regard to size, structure, or contents.

Idiocrasis (n.) Idiocracy.

Idiocrasies (pl. ) of Idiocracy

Idiocracy (n.) Peculiarity of constitution; that temperament, or state of constitution, which is peculiar to a person; idiosyncrasy.

Idiocratic (a.) Alt. of Idiocratical

Idiocratical (a.) Peculiar in constitution or temperament; idiosyncratic.

Idiocy (n.) The condition or quality of being an idiot; absence, or marked deficiency, of sense and intelligence.

Idiocyclophanous (a.) Same as Idiophanous.

Idioelectric (a.) Electric by virtue of its own peculiar properties; capable of becoming electrified by friction; -- opposed to anelectric.

Idioelectric (n.) An idioelectric substance.

Idiograph (n.) A mark or signature peculiar to an individual; a trade-mark.

Idiographic (a.) Alt. of Idiographical

Idiographical (a.) Of or pertaining to an idiograph.

Idiolatry (n.) Self-worship; excessive self-esteem.

Idiom (n.) The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.

Idiom (n.) An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author.

Idiom (n.) Dialect; a variant form of a language.

Idiomatic (a.) Alt. of Idiomatical

Idiomatical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or conforming to, the mode of expression peculiar to a language; as, an idiomatic meaning; an idiomatic phrase.

Idiomorphic (a.) Idiomorphous.

Idiomorphous (a.) Having a form of its own.

Idiomorphous (a.) Apperaing in distinct crystals; -- said of the mineral constituents of a rock.

Idiomuscular (a.) Applied to a semipermanent contraction of a muscle, produced by a mechanical irritant.

Idiopathetic (a.) Idiopathic.

Idiopathic (a.) Alt. of Idiopathical

Idiopathical (a.) Pertaining to idiopathy; characterizing a disease arising primarily, and not in consequence of some other disease or injury; -- opposed to symptomatic, sympathetic, and traumatic.

Idiopathies (pl. ) of Idiopathy

Idiopathy (n.) A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection.

Idiopathy (n.) A morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease.

Idiophanous (a.) Exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope, as certain crystals.

Idioplasm (n.) Same as Idioplasma.

Idioplasma (n.) That portion of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary transmission; -- distinguished from the other portion, which is termed nutritive plasma. See Hygroplasm.

Idiorepulsive (a.) Repulsive by itself; as, the idiorepulsive power of heat.

Idiosyncrasies (pl. ) of Idiosyncrasy

Idiosyncrasy (n.) A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.

Idiosyncratic (a.) Alt. of Idiosyncratical

Idiosyncratical (a.) Of peculiar temper or disposition; belonging to one's peculiar and individual character.

Idiot (n.) A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office.

Idiot (n.) An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus.

Idiot (n.) A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent.

Idiot (n.) A fool; a simpleton; -- a term of reproach.

Idiotcy (n.) Idiocy.

Idioted (a.) Rendered idiotic; befooled.

Idiothermic (a.) Self-heating; warmed, as the body of animal, by process going on within itself.

Idiotic (a.) Alt. of Idiotical

Idiotical (a.) Common; simple.

Idiotical (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an idiot; characterized by idiocy; foolish; fatuous; as, an idiotic person, speech, laugh, or action.

Idiotically (adv.) In a idiotic manner.

Idioticon (n.) A dictionary of a peculiar dialect, or of the words and phrases peculiar to one part of a country; a glossary.

Idiotish (a.) Like an idiot; foolish.

Idiotism (n.) An idiom; a form, mode of expression, or signification, peculiar to a language.

Idiotism (n.) Lack of knowledge or mental capacity; idiocy; foolishness.

Idiotize (v. i.) To become stupid.

Idiotry (n.) Idiocy.

Idle (superl.) Of no account; useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; silly; barren.

Idle (superl.) Not called into active service; not turned to appropriate use; unemployed; as, idle hours.

Idle (superl.) Not employed; unoccupied with business; inactive; doing nothing; as, idle workmen.

Idle (superl.) Given rest and ease; averse to labor or employment; lazy; slothful; as, an idle fellow.

Idle (superl.) Light-headed; foolish.

Idled (imp. & p. p.) of Idle

Idling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Idle

Idle (v. i.) To lose or spend time in inaction, or without being employed in business.

Idle (v. t.) To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; -- often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.

Idle-headed (a.) Foolish; stupid.

Idle-headed (a.) Delirious; infatuated.

Idleness (n.) The condition or quality of being idle (in the various senses of that word); uselessness; fruitlessness; triviality; inactivity; laziness.

Idle-pated (a.) Idle-headed; stupid.

Idler (n.) One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard.

Idler (n.) One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch.

Idler (n.) An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.

Idless (n.) Alt. of Idlesse

Idlesse (n.) Idleness.

Idly (adv.) In a idle manner; ineffectually; vainly; lazily; carelessly; (Obs.) foolishly.

Idocrase (n.) Same as Vesuvianite.

Idol (n.) An image or representation of anything.

Idol (n.) An image of a divinity; a representation or symbol of a deity or any other being or thing, made or used as an object of worship; a similitude of a false god.

Idol (n.) That on which the affections are strongly (often excessively) set; an object of passionate devotion; a person or thing greatly loved or adored.

Idol (n.) A false notion or conception; a fallacy.

Idolastre (n.) An idolater.

Idolater (n.) A worshiper of idols; one who pays divine honors to images, statues, or representations of anything made by hands; one who worships as a deity that which is not God; a pagan.

Idolater (n.) An adorer; a great admirer.

Idolatress (n.) A female worshiper of idols.

Idolatrical (a.) Idolatrous.

Idolatrized (imp. & p. p.) of Idolatrize

Idolatrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Idolatrize

Idolatrize (v. i.) To worship idols; to pay idolatrous worship.

Idolatrize (v. t.) To make in idol of; to idolize.

Idolatrous (a.) Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking of the nature of idolatry; given to idolatry or the worship of false gods; as, idolatrous sacrifices.

Idolatrous (a.) Consisting in, or partaking of, an excessive attachment or reverence; as, an idolatrous veneration for antiquity.

Idolatrously (adv.) In a idolatrous manner.

Idolatries (pl. ) of Idolatry

Idolatry (n.) The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not God; the worship of false gods.

Idolatry (n.) Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect or love which borders on adoration.

Idolish (a.) Idolatrous.

Idolism (n.) The worship of idols.

Idolist (n.) A worshiper of idols.

Idolized (imp. & p. p.) of Idolize

Idolizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Idolize

Idolize (v. t.) To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt.

Idolize (v. t.) To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero.

Idolize (v. i.) To practice idolatry.

Idolizer (n.) One who idolizes or loves to the point of reverence; an idolater.

Idoloclast (n.) A breaker of idols; an iconoclast.

Idolographical (a.) Descriptive of idols.

Idolous (a.) Idolatrous.

Idoneous (a.) Appropriate; suitable; proper; fit; adequate.

Idorgan (n.) A morphological unit, consisting of two or more plastids, which does not possess the positive character of the person or stock, in distinction from the physiological organ or biorgan. See Morphon.

Idrialine (n.) Alt. of Idrialite

Idrialite (n.) A bituminous substance obtained from the mercury mines of Idria, where it occurs mixed with cinnabar.

Idumean (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Idumea, or Edom, in Western Asia.

Idumean (n.) An inhabitant of Idumea, an Edomite.

Idyl (n.) A short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like.

Idyllic (a.) Of or belonging to idyls.

Od (n.) An alleged force or natural power, supposed, by Reichenbach and others, to produce the phenomena of mesmerism, and to be developed by various agencies, as by magnets, heat, light, chemical or vital action, etc.; -- called also odyle or the odylic force.

Odalisque (n.) A female slave or concubine in the harem of the Turkish sultan.

Odd (superl.) Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove.

Odd (superl.) Not divisible by 2 without a remainder; not capable of being evenly paired, one unit with another; as, 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, etc., are odd numbers.

Odd (superl.) Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.

Odd (superl.) Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles.

Odd (superl.) Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.

Odd Fellow () A member of a secret order, or fraternity, styled the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, established for mutual aid and social enjoyment.

Oddities (pl. ) of Oddity

Oddity (n.) The quality or state of being odd; singularity; queerness; peculiarity; as, oddity of dress, manners, and the like.

Oddity (n.) That which is odd; as, a collection of oddities.

Oddly (adv.) In an odd manner; unevently.

Oddly (adv.) In a peculiar manner; strangely; queerly; curiously.

Oddly (adv.) In a manner measured by an odd number.

Oddness (n.) The state of being odd, or not even.

Oddness (n.) Singularity; strangeness; eccentricity; irregularity; uncouthness; as, the oddness of dress or shape; the oddness of an event.

Odds (a.) Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality; advantage; superiority; hence, excess of chances; probability.

Odds (a.) Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; -- chiefly in the phrase at odds.

Ode (n.) A short poetical composition proper to be set to music or sung; a lyric poem; esp., now, a poem characterized by sustained noble sentiment and appropriate dignity of style.

Odelet (n.) A little or short ode.

Odeon (n.) A kind of theater in ancient Greece, smaller than the dramatic theater and roofed over, in which poets and musicians submitted their works to the approval of the public, and contended for prizes; -- hence, in modern usage, the name of a hall for musical or dramatic performances.

Odeum (n.) See Odeon.

Odible (a.) Fitted to excite hatred; hateful.

Odic (a.) Of or pertaining to od. See Od.

Odin (n.) The supreme deity of the Scandinavians; -- the same as Woden, of the German tribes.

Odinic (a.) Of or pertaining to Odin.

Odious (a.) Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice.

Odious (a.) Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.

Odist (n.) A writer of an ode or odes.

Odium (n.) Hatred; dislike; as, his conduct brought him into odium, or, brought odium upon him.

Odium (n.) The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.

Odized (imp. & p. p.) of Odize

Odizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Odize

Odize (v. t.) To charge with od. See Od.

Odmyl (n.) A volatile liquid obtained by boiling sulphur with linseed oil. It has an unpleasant garlic odor.

Odometer (n.) An instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle, to measure the distance traversed; also, a wheel used by surveyors, which registers the miles and rods traversed.

Odometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the odometer, or to measurements made with it.

Odometrous (a.) Serving to measure distance on a road.

Odometry (n.) Measurement of distances by the odometer.

Odonata (n. pl.) The division of insects that includes the dragon flies.

Odontalgia (n.) Toothache.

Odontalgic (a.) Of or pertaining to odontalgia.

Odontalgic (n.) A remedy for the toothache.

Odontalgy (n.) Same as Odontalgia.

Odontiasis (n.) Cutting of the teeth; dentition.

Odonto- () A combining form from Gr. 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.

Odontoblast (n.) One of the more or less columnar cells on the outer surface of the pulp of a tooth; an odontoplast. They are supposed to be connected with the formation of dentine.

Odontoblast (n.) One of the cells which secrete the chitinous teeth of Mollusca.

Odontocete (n.pl.) A subdivision of Cetacea, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.; the toothed whales.

Odontogeny (n.) Generetion, or mode of development, of the teeth.

Odontograph (n.) An instrument for marking or laying off the outlines of teeth of gear wheels.

Odontographic (a.) Of or pertaining to odontography.

Odontography (n.) A description of the teeth.

Odontoid (a.) Having the form of a tooth; toothlike.

Odontoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process.

Odontolcae (n. pl.) An extinct order of ostrichlike aquatic birds having teeth, which are set in a groove in the jaw. It includes Hesperornis, and allied genera. See Hesperornis.

Odontolite (n.) A fossil tooth colored a bright blue by phosphate of iron. It is used as an imitation of turquoise, and hence called bone turquoise.

Odontology (n.) The science which treats of the teeth, their structure and development.

Odontophora (n.pl.) Same as Cephalophora.

Odontophore (n.) A special structure found in the mouth of most mollusks, except bivalves. It consists of several muscles and a cartilage which supports a chitinous radula, or lingual ribbon, armed with teeth. Also applied to the radula alone. See Radula.

Odontophorous (a.) Having an odontophore.

Odontoplast (n.) An odontoblast.

Odontopteryx (n.) An extinct Eocene bird having the jaws strongly serrated, or dentated, but destitute of true teeth. It was found near London.

Odontornithes (n. pl.) A group of Mesozoic birds having the jaws armed with teeth, as in most other vertebrates. They have been divided into three orders: Odontolcae, Odontotormae, and Saururae.

Odontostomatous (a.) Having toothlike mandibles; -- applied to certain insects.

Odontotormae (n.pl.) An order of extinct toothed birds having the teeth in sockets, as in the genus Ichthyornis. See Ichthyornis.

Odor (n.) Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.

Odorament (n.) A perfume; a strong scent.

Odorant (a.) Yielding odors; fragrant.

Odorate (a.) Odorous.

Odorating (a.) Diffusing odor or scent; fragrant.

Odoriferous (a.) Bearing or yielding an odor; perfumed; usually, sweet of scent; fragrant; as, odoriferous spices, particles, fumes, breezes.

Odorline (n.) A pungent oily substance obtained by redistilling bone oil.

Odorless (a.) Free from odor.

Odorous (a.) Having or emitting an odor or scent, esp. a sweet odor; fragrant; sweet-smelling.

Ods (interj.) A corruption of God's; -- formerly used in oaths and ejaculatory phrases.

Odyl (n.) Alt. of Odyle

Odyle (n.) See Od. [Archaic].

Odylic (a.) Of or pertaining to odyle; odic; as, odylic force.

Odyssey (n.) An epic poem attributed to Homer, which describes the return of Ulysses to Ithaca after the siege of Troy.

Sdan (v. & n.) Disdain.

'Sdeath (interj.) An exclamation expressive of impatience or anger.

Sdeign (v. t.) To disdain.

Udal (n.) In Shetland and Orkney, a freehold; property held by udal, or allodial, right.

Udal (a.) Allodial; -- a term used in Finland, Shetland, and Orkney. See Allodial.

Udaler (n.) Alt. of Udalman

Udalman (n.) In the Shetland and Orkney Islands, one who holds property by udal, or allodial, right.

Udder (n.) The glandular organ in which milk is secreted and stored; -- popularly called the bag in cows and other quadrupeds. See Mamma.

Udder (n.) One of the breasts of a woman.

Uddered (a.) Having an udder or udders.

Udderless (a.) Destitute or deprived of an udder.

Udderless (a.) Hence, without mother's milk; motherless; as, udderless lambs.

Udometer (n.) A rain gauge.

Ydo (p. p.) Done.

Ydrad (p. p.) Dreaded.

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