Words whose second letter is I

Ais (pl. ) of Ai

Ai (n.) The three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) of South America. See Sloth.

Aiblins (adv.) Alt. of Ablins

Ablins (adv.) Perhaps; possibly.

Aich's metal () A kind of gun metal, containing copper, zinc, and iron, but no tin.

Aided (imp. & p. p.) of Aid

Aiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aid

Aid (v. t.) To support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.

Aid (v. t.) Help; succor; assistance; relief.

Aid (v. t.) The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.

Aid (v. t.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.

Aid (v. t.) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.

Aid (v. t.) An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.

Aidance (n.) Aid.

Aidant (a.) Helping; helpful; supplying aid.

Aids-de-camp (pl. ) of Aid-de-camp

Aid-de-camp (n.) An officer selected by a general to carry orders, also to assist or represent him in correspondence and in directing movements.

Aider (n.) One who, or that which, aids.

Aidful (a.) Helpful.

Aidless (a.) Helpless; without aid.

Aid-major (n.) The adjutant of a regiment.

Aiel (n.) See Ayle.

Aiglet (n.) Same as Aglet.

Aigre (a.) Sour.

Aigremore (n.) Charcoal prepared for making powder.

Aigret (n.) Alt. of Aigrette

Aigrette (n.) The small white European heron. See Egret.

Aigrette (n.) A plume or tuft for the head composed of feathers, or of gems, etc.

Aigrette (n.) A tuft like that of the egret.

Aigrette (n.) A feathery crown of seed; egret; as, the aigrette or down of the dandelion or the thistle.

Aiguille (n.) A needle-shaped peak.

Aiguille (n.) An instrument for boring holes, used in blasting.

Aiguillette (n.) A point or tag at the end of a fringe or lace; an aglet.

Aiguillette (n.) One of the ornamental tags, cords, or loops on some military and naval uniforms.

Aigulet (n.) See Aglet.

Ailed (imp. & p. p.) of Ail

Ailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ail

Ail (v. t.) To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; -- used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? I know not what ails him.

Ail (v. i.) To be affected with pain or uneasiness of any sort; to be ill or indisposed or in trouble.

Ail (n.) Indisposition or morbid affection.

Ailanthus (n.) Same as Ailantus.

Ailantus (n.) A genus of beautiful trees, natives of the East Indies. The tree imperfectly di/cious, and the staminate or male plant is very offensive when blossom.

Ailette (n.) A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, -- being the prototype of the modern epaulet.

Ailment (n.) Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; -- not applied ordinarily to acute diseases.

Ailuroidea (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, which includes the cats, civets, and hyenas.

Aimed (imp. & p. p.) of Aim

Aiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aim

Aim (v. i.) To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.

Aim (v. i.) To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.

Aim (v. i.) To guess or conjecture.

Aim (v. t.) To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).

Aim (v. i.) The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

Aim (v. i.) The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Aim (v. i.) Intention; purpose; design; scheme.

Aim (v. i.) Conjecture; guess.

Aimer (n.) One who aims, directs, or points.

Aimless (a.) Without aim or purpose; as, an aimless life.

Aino (n.) One of a peculiar race inhabiting Yesso, the Kooril Islands etc., in the northern part of the empire of Japan, by some supposed to have been the progenitors of the Japanese. The Ainos are stout and short, with hairy bodies.

Ain't () A contraction for are not and am not; also used for is not. [Colloq. or illiterate speech]. See An't.

Air (n.) The fluid which we breathe, and which surrounds the earth; the atmosphere. It is invisible, inodorous, insipid, transparent, compressible, elastic, and ponderable.

Air (n.) Symbolically: Something unsubstantial, light, or volatile.

Air (n.) A particular state of the atmosphere, as respects heat, cold, moisture, etc., or as affecting the sensations; as, a smoky air, a damp air, the morning air, etc.

Air (n.) Any aeriform body; a gas; as, oxygen was formerly called vital air.

Air (n.) Air in motion; a light breeze; a gentle wind.

Air (n.) Odoriferous or contaminated air.

Air (n.) That which surrounds and influences.

Air (n.) Utterance abroad; publicity; vent.

Air (n.) Intelligence; information.

Air (n.) A musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a tune; an aria.

Air (n.) In harmonized chorals, psalmody, part songs, etc., the part which bears the tune or melody -- in modern harmony usually the upper part -- is sometimes called the air.

Air (n.) The peculiar look, appearance, and bearing of a person; mien; demeanor; as, the air of a youth; a heavy air; a lofty air.

Air (n.) Peculiar appearance; apparent character; semblance; manner; style.

Air (n.) An artificial or affected manner; show of pride or vanity; haughtiness; as, it is said of a person, he puts on airs.

Air (n.) The representation or reproduction of the effect of the atmospheric medium through which every object in nature is viewed.

Air (n.) Carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of that portrait has a good air.

Air (n.) The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.

Aired (imp. & p. p.) of Air

Airing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Air

Air (n.) To expose to the air for the purpose of cooling, refreshing, or purifying; to ventilate; as, to air a room.

Air (n.) To expose for the sake of public notice; to display ostentatiously; as, to air one's opinion.

Air (n.) To expose to heat, for the purpose of expelling dampness, or of warming; as, to air linen; to air liquors.

Air bed () A sack or matters inflated with air, and used as a bed.

Air bladder () An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It originates in the same way as the lungs of air-breathing vertebrates, and in the adult may retain a tubular connection with the pharynx or esophagus.

Air bladder () A sac or bladder full of air in an animal or plant; also an air hole in a casting.

Air brake () A railway brake operated by condensed air.

Air-built (a.) Erected in the air; having no solid foundation; chimerical; as, an air-built castle.

Air cell () A cavity in the cellular tissue of plants, containing air only.

Air cell () A receptacle of air in various parts of the system; as, a cell or minute cavity in the walls of the air tubes of the lungs; the air sac of birds; a dilatation of the air vessels in insects.

Air chamber () A chamber or cavity filled with air, in an animal or plant.

Air chamber () A cavity containing air to act as a spring for equalizing the flow of a liquid in a pump or other hydraulic machine.

Air cock () A faucet to allow escape of air.

Air-drawn (a.) Drawn in air; imaginary.

Air drill () A drill driven by the elastic pressure of condensed air; a pneumatic drill.

Air engine () An engine driven by heated or by compressed air.

Airer (n.) One who exposes to the air.

Airer (n.) A frame on which clothes are aired or dried.

Air gas () See under Gas.

Air gun () A kind of gun in which the elastic force of condensed air is used to discharge the ball. The air is powerfully compressed into a reservoir attached to the gun, by a condensing pump, and is controlled by a valve actuated by the trigger.

Air hole () A hole to admit or discharge air; specifically, a spot in the ice not frozen over.

Air hole () A fault in a casting, produced by a bubble of air; a blowhole.

Airily (adv.) In an airy manner; lightly; gaily; jauntily; flippantly.

Airiness (n.) The state or quality of being airy; openness or exposure to the air; as, the airiness of a country seat.

Airiness (n.) Lightness of spirits; gayety; levity; as, the airiness of young persons.

Airing (n.) A walk or a ride in the open air; a short excursion for health's sake.

Airing (n.) An exposure to air, or to a fire, for warming, drying, etc.; as, the airing of linen, or of a room.

Air jacket () A jacket having air-tight cells, or cavities which can be filled with air, to render persons buoyant in swimming.

Airless (a.) Not open to a free current of air; wanting fresh air, or communication with the open air.

Air level () Spirit level. See Level.

Airlike (a.) Resembling air.

Airling (n.) A thoughtless, gay person.

Airometer (n.) A hollow cylinder to contain air. It is closed above and open below, and has its open end plunged into water.

Air pipe () A pipe for the passage of air; esp. a ventilating pipe.

Air plant () A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an aerophyte.

Air poise () An instrument to measure the weight of air.

Air pump () A kind of pump for exhausting air from a vessel or closed space; also, a pump to condense air or force it into a closed space.

Air pump () A pump used to exhaust from a condenser the condensed steam, the water used for condensing, and any commingled air.

Air sac () One of the spaces in different parts of the bodies of birds, which are filled with air and connected with the air passages of the lungs; an air cell.

Air shaft () A passage, usually vertical, for admitting fresh air into a mine or a tunnel.

Air-slacked (a.) Slacked, or pulverized, by exposure to the air; as, air-slacked lime.

Air stove () A stove for heating a current of air which is directed against its surface by means of pipes, and then distributed through a building.

Air-tight (a.) So tight as to be impermeable to air; as, an air-tight cylinder.

Air-tight (n.) A stove the draft of which can be almost entirely shut off.

Air vessel () A vessel, cell, duct, or tube containing or conducting air; as the air vessels of insects, birds, plants, etc.; the air vessel of a pump, engine, etc. For the latter, see Air chamber. The air vessels of insects are called tracheae, of plants spiral vessels.

Airward (adv.) Alt. of Airwards

Airwards (adv.) Toward the air; upward.

Airy (a.) Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.

Airy (a.) Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.

Airy (a.) Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.

Airy (a.) Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.

Airy (a.) Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.

Airy (a.) Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.

Airy (a.) Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.

Airy (a.) Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.

Airy (a.) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.

Aisle (n.) A lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or piers, which support the roof or an upper wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall.

Aisle (n.) Improperly used also for the have; -- as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle.

Aisle (n.) Also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open.

Aisled (a.) Furnished with an aisle or aisles.

Aisless (a.) Without an aisle.

Ait (n.) An islet, or little isle, in a river or lake; an eyot.

Ait (n.) Oat.

Aitch (n.) The letter h or H.

Aitchbone (n.) The bone of the rump; also, the cut of beef surrounding this bone.

Aitiology (n.) See Aetiology.

Bi- () In most branches of science bi- in composition denotes two, twice, or doubly; as, bidentate, two-toothed; biternate, doubly ternate, etc.

Bi- () In the composition of chemical names bi- denotes two atoms, parts, or equivalents of that constituent to the name of which it is prefixed, to one of the other component, or that such constituent is present in double the ordinary proportion; as, bichromate, bisulphide. Be- and di- are often used interchangeably.

Biacid (a.) Having two hydrogen atoms which can be replaced by negative atoms or radicals to form salts; -- said of bases. See Diacid.

Biacuminate (a.) Having points in two directions.

Biangular (a.) Having two angles or corners.

Biangulate (a.) Alt. of Biangulated

Biangulated (a.) Biangular.

Biangulous (a.) Biangular.

Biantheriferous (a.) Having two anthers.

Biarticulate (a.) Having, or consisting of, tow joints.

Biases (pl. ) of Bias

Bias (n.) A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.

Bias (n.) A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.

Bias (n.) A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.

Bias (n.) A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.

Bias (a.) Inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

Bias (a.) Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

Bias (adv.) In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.

Biased (imp. & p. p.) of Bias

Biasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bias

Bias (v. t.) To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.

Biauriculate (a.) Having two auricles, as the heart of mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Biauriculate (a.) Having two earlike projections at its base, as a leaf.

Biaxal (a.) Alt. of Biaxial

Biaxial (a.) Having two axes; as, biaxial polarization.

Bib (n.) A small piece of cloth worn by children over the breast, to protect the clothes.

Bib (n.) An arctic fish (Gadus luscus), allied to the cod; -- called also pout and whiting pout.

Bib (n.) A bibcock.

Bib (v. t.) Alt. of Bibbe

Bibbe (v. t.) To drink; to tipple.

Bib (v. i.) To drink; to sip; to tipple.

Bibacious (a.) Addicted to drinking.

Bibacity (n.) The practice or habit of drinking too much; tippling.

Bibasic (a.) Having to hydrogen atoms which can be replaced by positive or basic atoms or radicals to form salts; -- said of acids. See Dibasic.

Bibb (n.) A bibcock. See Bib, n., 3.

Bibber (n.) One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler; -- chiefly used in composition; as, winebibber.

Bibble-babble (n.) Idle talk; babble.

Bibbs (n. pl.) Pieces of timber bolted to certain parts of a mast to support the trestletrees.

Bibcock (n.) A cock or faucet having a bent down nozzle.

Bibirine (n.) See Bebeerine.

Bibitory (a.) Of or pertaining to drinking or tippling.

Bible (n.) A book.

Bible (n.) The Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.

Bible (n.) A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible.

Bible (n.) A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.

Bibler (v. t.) A great drinker; a tippler.

Biblical (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the Bible; as, biblical learning; biblical authority.

Biblicality (n.) The quality of being biblical; a biblical subject.

Biblically (adv.) According to the Bible.

Biblicism (n.) Learning or literature relating to the Bible.

Biblicist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of the Bible; a demonstrator of religious truth by the Scriptures.

Bibliograph (n.) Bibliographer.

Bibliographer (n.) One who writes, or is versed in, bibliography.

Bibliographic (a.) Alt. of Bibliographical

Bibliographical (a.) Pertaining to bibliography, or the history of books.

Bibliographies (pl. ) of Bibliography

Bibliography (n.) A history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc.

Bibliolater (n.) Alt. of Bibliolatrist

Bibliolatrist (n.) A worshiper of books; especially, a worshiper of the Bible; a believer in its verbal inspiration.

Bibliolatry (n.) Book worship, esp. of the Bible; -- applied by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over that of the pope or the church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter of the Scriptures.

Bibliological (a.) Relating to bibliology.

Bibliology (n.) An account of books; book lore; bibliography.

Bibliology (n.) The literature or doctrine of the Bible.

Bibliomancy (n.) A kind of divination, performed by selecting passages of Scripture at hazard, and drawing from them indications concerning future events.

Bibliomania (n.) A mania for acquiring books.

Bibliomaniac (n.) One who has a mania for books.

Bibliomaniac (a.) Relating to a bibliomaniac.

Bibliomaniacal (a.) Pertaining to a passion for books; relating to a bibliomaniac.

Bibliopegic (a.) Relating to the binding of books.

Bibliopegist (n.) A bookbinder.

Bibliopegistic (a.) Pertaining to the art of binding books.

Bibliopegy (n.) The art of binding books.

Bibliophile (n.) A lover of books.

Bibliophilism (n.) Love of books.

Bibliophilist (n.) A lover of books.

Bibliophobia (n.) A dread of books.

Bibliopole (n.) One who sells books.

Bibliopolic (a.) Alt. of Bibliopolar

Bibliopolar (a.) Of or pertaining to the sale of books.

Bibliopolism (n.) The trade or business of selling books.

Bibliopolist (n.) Same as Bibliopole.

Bibliopolistic (a.) Of or pertaining to bibliopolism.

Bibliotaph (n.) Alt. of Bibliotaphist

Bibliotaphist (n.) One who hides away books, as in a tomb.

Bibliothec (n.) A librarian.

Bibliotheca (n.) A library.

Bibliothecal (a.) Belonging to a library.

Bibliothecary (n.) A librarian.

Bibliotheke (n.) A library.

Biblist (n.) One who makes the Bible the sole rule of faith.

Biblist (n.) A biblical scholar; a biblicist.

Bibracteate (a.) Furnished with, or having, two bracts.

Bibulous (v. t.) Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper.

Bibulous (v. t.) Inclined to drink; addicted to tippling.

Bibulously (adv.) In a bibulous manner; with profuse imbibition or absorption.

Bicalcarate (a.) Having two spurs, as the wing or leg of a bird.

Bicallose (a.) Alt. of Bicallous

Bicallous (a.) Having two callosities or hard spots.

Bicameral (a.) Consisting of, or including, two chambers, or legislative branches.

Bicapsular (a.) Having two capsules; as, a bicapsular pericarp.

Bicarbonate (n.) A carbonate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, thus making the proportion of the acid to the positive or basic portion twice what it is in the normal carbonates; an acid carbonate; -- sometimes called supercarbonate.

Bicarbureted (a.) Alt. of -retted

-retted (a.) Containing two atoms or equivalents of carbon in the molecule.

Bicarinate (a.) Having two keel-like projections, as the upper palea of grasses.

Bicaudal (a.) Having, or terminating in, two tails.

Bicaudate (a.) Two-tailed; bicaudal.

Bicched (a.) Pecked; pitted; notched.

Bice (n.) Alt. of Bise

Bise (n.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.

Bicentenary (a.) Of or pertaining to two hundred, esp. to two hundred years; as, a bicentenary celebration.

Bicentenary (n.) The two hundredth anniversary, or its celebration.

Bicentennial (a.) Consisting of two hundred years.

Bicentennial (a.) Occurring every two hundred years.

Bicentennial (n.) The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration.

Bicephalous (a.) Having two heads.

Biceps (n.) A muscle having two heads or origins; -- applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh.

Bichir (n.) A remarkable ganoid fish (Polypterus bichir) found in the Nile and other African rivers. See Brachioganoidei.

Bichloride (n.) A compound consisting of two atoms of chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; -- called also dichloride.

Bicho (n.) See Jigger.

Bichromate (n.) A salt containing two parts of chromic acid to one of the other ingredients; as, potassium bichromate; -- called also dichromate.

Bichromatize (v. t.) To combine or treat with a bichromate, esp. with bichromate of potassium; as, bichromatized gelatine.

Bicipital (a.) Having two heads or origins, as a muscle.

Bicipital (a.) Pertaining to a biceps muscle; as, bicipital furrows, the depressions on either side of the biceps of the arm.

Bicipital (a.) Dividing into two parts at one extremity; having two heads or two supports; as, a bicipital tree.

Bicipitous (a.) Having two heads; bicipital.

Bicker (n.) A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.

Bickered (imp. & p. p.) of Bicker

Bickering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bicker

Bicker (v. i.) To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight.

Bicker (v. i.) To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.

Bicker (v. i.) To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.

Bicker (n.) A skirmish; an encounter.

Bicker (n.) A fight with stones between two parties of boys.

Bicker (n.) A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.

Bickerer (n.) One who bickers.

Bickering (n.) A skirmishing.

Bickering (n.) Altercation; wrangling.

Bickerment (n.) Contention.

Bickern (n.) An anvil ending in a beak or point (orig. in two beaks); also, the beak or horn itself.

Bicolligate (v. t.) Having the anterior toes connected by a basal web.

Bicolor (a.) Alt. of Bicolored

Bicolored (a.) Of two colors.

Biconcave (a.) Concave on both sides; as, biconcave vertebrae.

Biconjugate (a.) Twice paired, as when a petiole forks twice.

Biconvex (a.) Convex on both sides; as, a biconvex lens.

Bicorn (a.) Alt. of Bicornous

Bicorned (a.) Alt. of Bicornous

Bicornous (a.) Having two horns; two-horned; crescentlike.

Bicorporal (a.) Having two bodies.

Bicorporate (a.) Double-bodied, as a lion having one head and two bodies.

Bicostate (a.) Having two principal ribs running longitudinally, as a leaf.

Bicrenate (a.) Twice crenated, as in the case of leaves whose crenatures are themselves crenate.

Bicrescentic (a.) Having the form of a double crescent.

Bicrural (a.) Having two legs.

Bicuspid (a.) Alt. of Bicuspidate

Bicuspidate (a.) Having two points or prominences; ending in two points; -- said of teeth, leaves, fruit, etc.

Bicuspid (n.) One of the two double-pointed teeth which intervene between the canines (cuspids) and the molars, on each side of each jaw. See Tooth, n.

Bicyanide (n.) See Dicyanide.

Bicycle (n.) A light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It has a saddle seat and is propelled by the rider's feet acting on cranks or levers.

Bicycler (n.) One who rides a bicycle.

Bicyclic (a.) Relating to bicycles.

Bicycling (n.) The use of a bicycle; the act or practice of riding a bicycle.

Bicyclism (n.) The art of riding a bicycle.

Bicyclist (n.) A bicycler.

Bicycular (a.) Relating to bicycling.

Bade (imp.) of Bid

Bid () of Bid

Bad () of Bid

Bidden (p. p.) of Bid

Bid () of Bid

Bidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bid

Bid (v. t.) To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).

Bid (v. t.) To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.

Bid (v. t.) To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.

Bid (v. t.) To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.

Bid (v. t.) To invite; to call in; to request to come.

Bid () imp. & p. p. of Bid.

Bid (n.) An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.

Bid (v. t.) To pray.

Bid (v. t.) To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.

Bidale (n.) An invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's house, and there to contribute in charity for his relief.

Biddable (a.) Obedient; docile.

Bidden () p. p. of Bid.

Bidder (n.) One who bids or offers a price.

Biddery ware () A kind of metallic ware made in India. The material is a composition of zinc, tin, and lead, in which ornaments of gold and silver are inlaid or damascened.

Bidding (n.) Command; order; a proclamation or notifying.

Bidding (n.) The act or process of making bids; an offer; a proposal of a price, as at an auction.

Bidding prayer () The prayer for the souls of benefactors, said before the sermon.

Bidding prayer () The prayer before the sermon, with petitions for various specified classes of persons.

Biddy (n.) A name used in calling a hen or chicken.

Biddy (n.) An Irish serving woman or girl.

Bided (imp. & p. p.) of Bide

Biding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bide

Bide (v. t.) To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.

Bide (v. t.) To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.

Bide (v. t.) To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.

Bide (v. t.) To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.

Bident (n.) An instrument or weapon with two prongs.

Bidental (a.) Having two teeth.

Bidentate (a.) Having two teeth or two toothlike processes; two-toothed.

Bidet (n.) A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.

Bidet (n.) A kind of bath tub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.

Bidigitate (a.) Having two fingers or fingerlike projections.

Biding (n.) Residence; habitation.

Bield (n.) A shelter. Same as Beild.

Bield (v. t.) To shelter.

Biennial (a.) Happening, or taking place, once in two years; as, a biennial election.

Biennial (a.) Continuing for two years, and then perishing, as plants which form roots and leaves the first year, and produce fruit the second.

Biennial (n.) Something which takes place or appears once in two years; esp. a biennial examination.

Biennial (n.) A plant which exists or lasts for two years.

Biennially (adv.) Once in two years.

Bier (n.) A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.

Bier (n.) A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth.

Bierbalk (n.) A church road (e. g., a path across fields) for funerals.

Biestings (n. pl.) Alt. of Beestings

Beestings (n. pl.) The first milk given by a cow after calving.

Bifacial (a.) Having the opposite surfaces alike.

Bifarious (a.) Twofold; arranged in two rows.

Bifarious (a.) Pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two vertical rows.

Bifariously (adv.) In a bifarious manner.

Biferous (a.) Bearing fruit twice a year.

Biffin (n.) A sort of apple peculiar to Norfolk, Eng.

Biffin (n.) A baked apple pressed down into a flat, round cake; a dried apple.

Bifid (a.) Cleft to the middle or slightly beyond the middle; opening with a cleft; divided by a linear sinus, with straight margins.

Bifidate (a.) See Bifid.

Bifilar (a.) Two-threaded; involving the use of two threads; as, bifilar suspension; a bifilar balance.

Biflabellate (a.) Flabellate on both sides.

Biflagellate (a.) Having two long, narrow, whiplike appendages.

Biflorate (a.) Alt. of Biflorous

Biflorous (a.) Bearing two flowers; two-flowered.

Bifold (a.) Twofold; double; of two kinds, degrees, etc.

Bifoliate (a.) Having two leaves; two-leaved.

Bifoliolate (a.) Having two leaflets, as some compound leaves.

Biforate (a.) Having two perforations.

Biforine (n.) An oval sac or cell, found in the leaves of certain plants of the order Araceae. It has an opening at each end through which raphides, generated inside, are discharged.

Biforked (a.) Bifurcate.

Biform (a.) Having two forms, bodies, or shapes.

Biformed (a.) Having two forms.

Biformity (n.) A double form.

Biforn (prep. & adv.) Before.

Biforous (a.) See Biforate.

Bifronted (a.) Having two fronts.

Bifurcate (a.) Alt. of Bifurcated

Bifurcated (a.) Two-pronged; forked.

Bifurcate (v. i.) To divide into two branches.

Bifurcation (n.) A forking, or division into two branches.

Bifurcous (a.) See Bifurcate, a.

Big (superl.) Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.

Big (superl.) Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively.

Big (superl.) Having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride.

Big (n.) Alt. of Bigg

Bigg (n.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.

Big (v. t.) Alt. of Bigg

Bigg (v. t.) To build.

Biga (n.) A two-horse chariot.

Bigam (n.) A bigamist.

Bigamist (n.) One who is guilty of bigamy.

Bigamous (a.) Guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy; as, a bigamous marriage.

Bigamy (n.) The offense of marrying one person when already legally married to another.

Bigarreau (n.) Alt. of Bigaroon

Bigaroon (n.) The large white-heart cherry.

Big-bellied (a.) Having a great belly; as, a big-bellied man or flagon; advanced in pregnancy.

Bigeminate (a.) Having a forked petiole, and a pair of leaflets at the end of each division; biconjugate; twice paired; -- said of a decompound leaf.

Bigential (a.) Including two tribes or races of men.

Bigeye (n.) A fish of the genus Priacanthus, remarkable for the large size of the eye.

Bigg (n. & v.) See Big, n. & v.

Biggen (v. t. & i.) To make or become big; to enlarge.

Bigger (a.) compar. of Big.

Biggest (a.) superl. of Big.

Biggin (n.) A child's cap; a hood, or something worn on the head.

Biggin (n.) A coffeepot with a strainer or perforated metallic vessel for holding the ground coffee, through which boiling water is poured; -- so called from Mr. Biggin, the inventor.

Biggin (v. t.) Alt. of Bigging

Bigging (v. t.) A building.

Biggon (n.) Alt. of Biggonnet

Biggonnet (n.) A cap or hood with pieces covering the ears.

Bigha (n.) A measure of land in India, varying from a third of an acre to an acre.

Bighorn (n.) The Rocky Mountain sheep (Ovis / Caprovis montana).

Bight (v.) A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.

Bight (v.) A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin.

Bight (v.) The double part of a rope when folded, in distinction from the ends; that is, a round, bend, or coil not including the ends; a loop.

Biglandular (a.) Having two glands, as a plant.

Bigly (a.) In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; violently.

Bigness (n.) The state or quality of being big; largeness; size; bulk.

Bignonia (n.) A large genus of American, mostly tropical, climbing shrubs, having compound leaves and showy somewhat tubular flowers. B. capreolata is the cross vine of the Southern United States. The trumpet creeper was formerly considered to be of this genus.

Bignoniaceous (a.) Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the trumpet flower is an example.

Bigot (n.) A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite.

Bigot (n.) A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.

Bigot (a.) Bigoted.

Bigoted (a.) Obstinately and blindly attached to some creed, opinion practice, or ritual; unreasonably devoted to a system or party, and illiberal toward the opinions of others.

Bigotedly (adv.) In the manner of a bigot.

Bigotry (n.) The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them.

Bigotry (n.) The practice or tenets of a bigot.

Bigwig (a.) A person of consequence; as, the bigwigs of society.

Big-wigged (a.) characterized by pomposity of manner.

Bihydroguret (n.) A compound of two atoms of hydrogen with some other substance.

Bijoux (pl. ) of Bijou

Bijou (n.) A trinket; a jewel; -- a word applied to anything small and of elegant workmanship.

Bijoutry (n.) Small articles of virtu, as jewelry, trinkets, etc.

Bijugate (a.) Having two pairs, as of leaflets.

Bijugous (a.) Bijugate.

Bike (n.) A nest of wild bees, wasps, or ants; a swarm.

Bikh (n.) The East Indian name of a virulent poison extracted from Aconitum ferox or other species of aconite: also, the plant itself.

Bilabiate (a.) Having two lips, as the corols of certain flowers.

Bilaciniate (a.) Doubly fringed.

Bilalo (n.) A two-masted passenger boat or small vessel, used in the bay of Manila.

Bilamellate (a.) Alt. of Bilamellated

Bilamellated (a.) Formed of two plates, as the stigma of the Mimulus; also, having two elevated ridges, as in the lip of certain flowers.

Bilaminar (a.) Alt. of Bilaminate

Bilaminate (a.) Formed of, or having, two laminae, or thin plates.

Biland (n.) A byland.

Bilander (n.) A small two-masted merchant vessel, fitted only for coasting, or for use in canals, as in Holland.

Bilateral (a.) Having two sides; arranged upon two sides; affecting two sides or two parties.

Bilateral (a.) Of or pertaining to the two sides of a central area or organ, or of a central axis; as, bilateral symmetry in animals, where there is a similarity of parts on the right and left sides of the body.

Bilaterality (n.) State of being bilateral.

Bilberries (pl. ) of Bilberry

Bilberry (n.) The European whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); also, its edible bluish black fruit.

Bilberry (n.) Any similar plant or its fruit; esp., in America, the species Vaccinium myrtilloides, V. caespitosum and V. uliginosum.

Bilboes (pl. ) of Bilbo

Bilbo (n.) A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain.

Bilbo (n.) A long bar or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of ships.

Bilboquet (n.) The toy called cup and ball.

Bilcock (n.) The European water rail.

Bildstein (n.) Same as Agalmatolite.

Bile (n.) A yellow, or greenish, viscid fluid, usually alkaline in reaction, secreted by the liver. It passes into the intestines, where it aids in the digestive process. Its characteristic constituents are the bile salts, and coloring matters.

Bile (n.) Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor; as, to stir one's bile.

Bile (n.) A boil.

Bilection (n.) That portion of a group of moldings which projects beyond the general surface of a panel; a bolection.

Bilestone (n.) A gallstone, or biliary calculus. See Biliary.

Bilge (n.) The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle.

Bilge (n.) That part of a ship's hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat, and on which she would rest if aground.

Bilge (n.) Bilge water.

Bilged (imp. & p. p.) of Bilge

Bilging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bilge

Bilge (v. i.) To suffer a fracture in the bilge; to spring a leak by a fracture in the bilge.

Bilge (v. i.) To bulge.

Bilge (v. t.) To fracture the bilge of, or stave in the bottom of (a ship or other vessel).

Bilge (v. t.) To cause to bulge.

Bilgy (a.) Having the smell of bilge water.

Biliary (a.) Relating or belonging to bile; conveying bile; as, biliary acids; biliary ducts.

Biliation (n.) The production and excretion of bile.

Biliferous (a.) Generating bile.

Bilifuscin (n.) A brownish green pigment found in human gallstones and in old bile. It is a derivative of bilirubin.

Bilimbi (n.) Alt. of Bilimbing

Bilimbing (n.) The berries of two East Indian species of Averrhoa, of the Oxalideae or Sorrel family. They are very acid, and highly esteemed when preserved or pickled. The juice is used as a remedy for skin diseases.

Biliment (n.) A woman's ornament; habiliment.

Bilin (n.) A name applied to the amorphous or crystalline mass obtained from bile by the action of alcohol and ether. It is composed of a mixture of the sodium salts of the bile acids.

Bilinear (a.) Of, pertaining to, or included by, two lines; as, bilinear coordinates.

Bilingual (a.) Containing, or consisting of, two languages; expressed in two languages; as, a bilingual inscription; a bilingual dictionary.

Bilingualism (n.) Quality of being bilingual.

Bilinguar (a.) See Bilingual.

Bilinguist (n.) One versed in two languages.

Bilinguous (a.) Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.

Bilious (a.) Of or pertaining to the bile.

Bilious (a.) Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with an excess of bile; as, a bilious patient; dependent on, or characterized by, an excess of bile; as, bilious symptoms.

Bilious (a.) Choleric; passionate; ill tempered.

Biliousness (n.) The state of being bilious.

Biliprasin (n.) A dark green pigment found in small quantity in human gallstones.

Bilirubin (n.) A reddish yellow pigment present in human bile, and in that from carnivorous and herbivorous animals; the normal biliary pigment.

Biliteral (a.) Consisting of two letters; as, a biliteral root of a Sanskrit verb.

Biliteral (n.) A word, syllable, or root, consisting of two letters.

Biliteralism (n.) The property or state of being biliteral.

Biliverdin (n.) A green pigment present in the bile, formed from bilirubin by oxidation.

Bilked (imp. & p. p.) of Bilk

Bilking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bilk

Bilk (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor.

Bilk (n.) A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.

Bilk (n.) A cheat; a trick; a hoax.

Bilk (n.) Nonsense; vain words.

Bilk (n.) A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.

Bill (n.) A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.

Billed (imp. & p. p.) of Bill

Billing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bill

Bill (v. i.) To strike; to peck.

Bill (v. i.) To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.

Bill (n.) The bell, or boom, of the bittern

Bill (n.) A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.

Bill (n.) A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.

Bill (n.) One who wields a bill; a billman.

Bill (n.) A pickax, or mattock.

Bill (n.) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.

Bill (v. t.) To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.

Bill (n.) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.

Bill (n.) A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.

Bill (n.) A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.

Bill (n.) A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.

Bill (n.) An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.

Bill (n.) Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.

Bill (v. t.) To advertise by a bill or public notice.

Bill (v. t.) To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.

Billage (n. / v. t. & i.) Same as Bilge.

Billard (n.) An English fish, allied to the cod; the coalfish.

Billbeetle (n.) Alt. of Billbug

Billbug (n.) A weevil or curculio of various species, as the corn weevil. See Curculio.

Billboard (n.) A piece of thick plank, armed with iron plates, and fixed on the bow or fore channels of a vessel, for the bill or fluke of the anchor to rest on.

Billboard (n.) A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.

Bill book () A book in which a person keeps an account of his notes, bills, bills of exchange, etc., thus showing all that he issues and receives.

Bill broker () One who negotiates the discount of bills.

Billed (a.) Furnished with, or having, a bill, as a bird; -- used in composition; as, broad-billed.

Billet (n.) A small paper; a note; a short letter.

Billet (n.) A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.

Billeted (imp. & p. p.) of Billet

Billeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billet

Billet (v. t.) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.

Billet (n.) A small stick of wood, as for firewood.

Billet (n.) A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.

Billet (n.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.

Billet (n.) A strap which enters a buckle.

Billet (n.) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.

Billet (n.) A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.

Billets-doux (pl. ) of Billet-doux

Billet-doux (n.) A love letter or note.

Billethead (n.) A round piece of timber at the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is run out when the whale darts off.

Billfish (n.) A name applied to several distinct fishes

Billfish (n.) The garfish (Tylosurus, / Belone, longirostris) and allied species.

Billfish (n.) The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus).

Billfish (n.) The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish.

Billfish (n.) The American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus).

Billhead (n.) A printed form, used by merchants in making out bills or rendering accounts.

Bill holder () A person who holds a bill or acceptance.

Bill holder () A device by means of which bills, etc., are held.

Billhook (n.) A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes called a hand bill; when the handle is long, a hedge bill or scimiter.

Billiard (a.) Of or pertaining to the game of billiards.

Billiards (n.) A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.

Billing (a. & n.) Caressing; kissing.

Billingsgate (n.) A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language.

Billingsgate (n.) Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry.

Billion (n.) According to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See Numeration.

Billmen (pl. ) of Billman

Billman (n.) One who uses, or is armed with, a bill or hooked ax.

Billon (n.) An alloy of gold and silver with a large proportion of copper or other base metal, used in coinage.

Billot (n.) Bullion in the bar or mass.

Billow (n.) A great wave or surge of the sea or other water, caused usually by violent wind.

Billow (n.) A great wave or flood of anything.

Billowed (imp. & p. p.) of Billow

Billowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billow

Billow (v. i.) To surge; to rise and roll in waves or surges; to undulate.

Billowy (a.) Of or pertaining to billows; swelling or swollen into large waves; full of billows or surges; resembling billows.

Billposter (n.) Alt. of Billsticker

Billsticker (n.) One whose occupation is to post handbills or posters in public places.

Billy (n.) A club; esp., a policeman's club.

Billy (n.) A slubbing or roving machine.

Billyboy (n.) A flat-bottomed river barge or coasting vessel.

Billy goat () A male goat.

Bilobate (a.) Divided into two lobes or segments.

Bilobed (a.) Bilobate.

Bilocation (n.) Double location; the state or power of being in two places at the same instant; -- a miraculous power attributed to some of the saints.

Bilocular (a.) Divided into two cells or compartments; as, a bilocular pericarp.

Bilsted (n.) See Sweet gum.

Biltong (n.) Lean meat cut into strips and sun-dried.

Bimaculate (a.) Having, or marked with, two spots.

Bimana (n. pl.) Animals having two hands; -- a term applied by Cuvier to man as a special order of Mammalia.

Bimanous (a.) Having two hands; two-handed.

Bimarginate (a.) Having a double margin, as certain shells.

Bimastism (n.) The condition of having two mammae or teats.

Bimedial (a.) Applied to a line which is the sum of two lines commensurable only in power (as the side and diagonal of a square).

Bimembral (a.) Having two members; as, a bimembral sentence.

Bimensal (a.) See Bimonthly, a.

Bimestrial (a.) Continuing two months.

Bimetallic (a.) Of or relating to, or using, a double metallic standard (as gold and silver) for a system of coins or currency.

Bimetallism (n.) The legalized use of two metals (as gold and silver) in the currency of a country, at a fixed relative value; -- in opposition to monometallism.

Bimetallist (n.) An advocate of bimetallism.

Bimonthly (a.) Occurring, done, or coming, once in two months; as, bimonthly visits; bimonthly publications.

Bimonthly (n.) A bimonthly publication.

Bimonthly (adv.) Once in two months.

Bimuscular (a.) Having two adductor muscles, as a bivalve mollusk.

Bin (n.) A box, frame, crib, or inclosed place, used as a receptacle for any commodity; as, a corn bin; a wine bin; a coal bin.

Binned (imp. & p. p.) of Bin

Binning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bin

Bin (v. t.) To put into a bin; as, to bin wine.

Bin () An old form of Be and Been.

Bin- () A euphonic form of the prefix Bi-.

Binal (a.) Twofold; double.

Binarseniate (n.) A salt having two equivalents of arsenic acid to one of the base.

Binary (a.) Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).

Binary (n.) That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.

Binate (a.) Double; growing in pairs or couples.

Binaural (a.) Of or pertaining to, or used by, both ears.

Bound (imp.) of Bind

Bound (p. p.) of Bind

Bounden () of Bind

Binding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bind

Bind (v. t.) To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.

Bind (v. t.) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.

Bind (v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.

Bind (v. t.) To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part.

Bind (v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.

Bind (v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.

Bind (v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.

Bind (v. t.) Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.

Bind (v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.

Bind (v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.

Bind (v. i.) To tie; to confine by any ligature.

Bind (v. i.) To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.

Bind (v. i.) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.

Bind (v. i.) To exert a binding or restraining influence.

Bind (n.) That which binds or ties.

Bind (n.) Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.

Bind (n.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.

Bind (n.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.

Binder (n.) One who binds; as, a binder of sheaves; one whose trade is to bind; as, a binder of books.

Binder (n.) Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band; a bandage; -- esp. the principal piece of timber intended to bind together any building.

Bindery (n.) A place where books, or other articles, are bound; a bookbinder's establishment.

Bindheimite (n.) An amorphous antimonate of lead, produced from the alteration of other ores, as from jamesonite.

Binding (a.) That binds; obligatory.

Binding (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.

Binding (n.) Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling.

Binding (pl.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.

Bindingly (adv.) So as to bind.

Bindingness (n.) The condition or property of being binding; obligatory quality.

Bindweed (n.) A plant of the genus Convolvulus; as, greater bindweed (C. Sepium); lesser bindweed (C. arvensis); the white, the blue, the Syrian, bindweed. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed.

Bine (n.) The winding or twining stem of a hop vine or other climbing plant.

Binervate (a.) Two-nerved; -- applied to leaves which have two longitudinal ribs or nerves.

Binervate (a.) Having only two nerves, as the wings of some insects.

Bing (n.) A heap or pile; as, a bing of wood.

Biniodide (n.) Same as Diiodide.

Bink (n.) A bench.

Binnacle (n.) A case or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to show it at night.

Binny (n.) A large species of barbel (Barbus bynni), found in the Nile, and much esteemed for food.

Binocle (n.) A dioptric telescope, fitted with two tubes joining, so as to enable a person to view an object with both eyes at once; a double-barreled field glass or an opera glass.

Binocular (a.) Having two eyes.

Binocular (a.) Pertaining to both eyes; employing both eyes at once; as, binocular vision.

Binocular (a.) Adapted to the use of both eyes; as, a binocular microscope or telescope.

Binocular (n.) A binocular glass, whether opera glass, telescope, or microscope.

Binocularly (adv.) In a binocular manner.

Binoculate (a.) Having two eyes.

Binomial (n.) An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b, or 7 - 3.

Binomial (a.) Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a binomial root.

Binomial (a.) Having two names; -- used of the system by which every animal and plant receives two names, the one indicating the genus, the other the species, to which it belongs.

Binominal (a.) Of or pertaining to two names; binomial.

Binominous (a.) Binominal.

Binotonous (a.) Consisting of two notes; as, a binotonous cry.

Binous (a.) Same as Binate.

Binoxalate (n.) A salt having two equivalents of oxalic acid to one of the base; an acid oxalate.

Binoxide (n.) Same as Dioxide.

Binturong (n.) A small Asiatic civet of the genus Arctilis.

Binuclear (a.) Alt. of Binucleate

Binucleate (a.) Having two nuclei; as, binucleate cells.

Binucleolate (a.) Having two nucleoli.

Bioblast (n.) Same as Bioplast.

Biocellate (a.) Having two ocelli (eyelike spots); -- said of a wing, etc.

Biochemistry (n.) The chemistry of living organisms; the chemistry of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.

Biodynamics (n.) The doctrine of vital forces or energy.

Biogen (n.) Bioplasm.

Biogenesis (n.) Alt. of Biogeny

Biogeny (n.) A doctrine that the genesis or production of living organisms can take place only through the agency of living germs or parents; -- opposed to abiogenesis.

Biogeny (n.) Life development generally.

Biogenetic (a.) Pertaining to biogenesis.

Biogenist (n.) A believer in the theory of biogenesis.

Biognosis (n.) The investigation of life.

Biographer (n.) One who writes an account or history of the life of a particular person; a writer of lives, as Plutarch.

Biographic (a.) Alt. of Biographical

Biographical (a.) Of or pertaining to biography; containing biography.

Biographize (v. t.) To write a history of the life of.

Biographies (pl. ) of Biography

Biography (n.) The written history of a person's life.

Biography (n.) Biographical writings in general.

Biologic (a.) Alt. of Biological

Biological (a.) Of or relating to biology.

Biologist (n.) A student of biology; one versed in the science of biology.

Biology (n.) The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.

Biolysis (n.) The destruction of life.

Biolytic (a.) Relating to the destruction of life.

Biomagnetic (a.) Relating to biomagnetism.

Biomagnetism (n.) Animal magnetism.

Biometry (n.) Measurement of life; calculation of the probable duration of human life.

Bion (p. pr.) The physiological individual, characterized by definiteness and independence of function, in distinction from the morphological individual or morphon.

Bionomy (n.) Physiology.

Biophor Biophore (n.) One of the smaller vital units of a cell, the bearer of vitality and heredity. See Pangen, in Supplement.

Bioplasm (n.) A name suggested by Dr. Beale for the germinal matter supposed to be essential to the functions of all living beings; the material through which every form of life manifests itself; unaltered protoplasm.

Bioplasmic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, bioplasm.

Bioplast (n.) A tiny mass of bioplasm, in itself a living unit and having formative power, as a living white blood corpuscle; bioblast.

Bioplastic (a.) Bioplasmic.

Biorgan (n.) A physiological organ; a living organ; an organ endowed with function; -- distinguished from idorgan.

Biostatics (n.) The physical phenomena of organized bodies, in opposition to their organic or vital phenomena.

Biostatistics (n.) Vital statistics.

Biotaxy (n.) The classification of living organisms according to their structural character; taxonomy.

Biotic (a.) Relating to life; as, the biotic principle.

Biotite (n.) Mica containing iron and magnesia, generally of a black or dark green color; -- a common constituent of crystalline rocks. See Mica.

Bipalmate (a.) Palmately branched, with the branches again palmated.

Biparietal (a.) Of or pertaining to the diameter of the cranium, from one parietal fossa to the other.

Biparous (a.) Bringing forth two at a birth.

Bipartible (a.) Capable of being divided into two parts.

Bipartient (p. pr.) Dividing into two parts.

Bipartient (n.) A number that divides another into two equal parts without a remainder.

Bipartile (a.) Divisible into two parts.

Bipartite (a.) Being in two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; shared by two; as, a bipartite treaty.

Bipartite (a.) Divided into two parts almost to the base, as a leaf; consisting of two parts or subdivisions.

Bipartition (n.) The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts, or the state of being so divided.

Bipectinate (a.) Alt. of Bipectinated

Bipectinated (a.) Having two margins toothed like a comb.

Biped (n.) A two-footed animal, as man.

Biped (a.) Having two feet; two-footed.

Bipedal (n.) Having two feet; biped.

Bipedal (n.) Pertaining to a biped.

Bipeltate (a.) Having a shell or covering like a double shield.

Bipennate (a.) Alt. of Bipennated

Bipennated (a.) Having two wings.

Bipennis (n.) An ax with an edge or blade on each side of the handle.

Bipetalous (a.) Having two petals.

Bipinnaria (n.) The larva of certain starfishes as developed in the free-swimming stage.

Bipinnate (a.) Alt. of Bipinnated

Bipinnated (a.) Twice pinnate.

Bipinnatifid (a.) Doubly pinnatifid.

Biplicate (a.) Twice folded together.

Biplicity (n.) The state of being twice folded; reduplication.

Bipolar (a.) Doubly polar; having two poles; as, a bipolar cell or corpuscle.

Bipolarity (n.) Bipolar quality.

Bipont (a.) Alt. of Bipontine

Bipontine (a.) Relating to books printed at Deuxponts, or Bipontium (Zweibrucken), in Bavaria.

Bipunctate (a.) Having two punctures, or spots.

Bipunctual (a.) Having two points.

Bipupillate (a.) Having an eyelike spot on the wing, with two dots within it of a different color, as in some butterflies.

Bipyramidal (a.) Consisting of two pyramids placed base to base; having a pyramid at each of the extremities of a prism, as in quartz crystals.

Biquadrate (n.) The fourth power, or the square of the square. Thus 4x4=16, the square of 4, and 16x16=256, the biquadrate of 4.

Biquadratic (a.) Of or pertaining to the biquadrate, or fourth power.

Biquadratic (n.) A biquadrate.

Biquadratic (n.) A biquadratic equation.

Biquintile (n.) An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each other by twice the fifth part of a great circle -- that is, twice 72 degrees.

Biradiate (a.) Alt. of Biradiated

Biradiated (a.) Having two rays; as, a biradiate fin.

Biramous (a.) Having, or consisting of, two branches.

Birches (pl. ) of Birch

Birch (n.) A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. alba) (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B. glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch (B. papyracea); the yellow birch (B. lutea); the black or cherry birch (B. lenta).

Birch (n.) The wood or timber of the birch.

Birch (n.) A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.

Birch (n.) A birch-bark canoe.

Birch (a.) Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen.

Birched (imp. & p. p.) of Birch

Birching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Birch

Birch (v. t.) To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.

Birchen (a.) Of or relating to birch.

Bird (n.) Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).

Bird (n.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.

Bird (n.) Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.

Bird (n.) Fig.: A girl; a maiden.

Bird (v. i.) To catch or shoot birds.

Bird (v. i.) Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.

Birdbolt (n.) A short blunt arrow for killing birds without piercing them.

Birdbolt (n.) Anything which smites without penetrating.

Bird cage (n.) Alt. of Birdcage

Birdcage (n.) A cage for confining birds.

Birdcall (n.) A sound made in imitation of the note or cry of a bird for the purpose of decoying the bird or its mate.

Birdcall (n.) An instrument of any kind, as a whistle, used in making the sound of a birdcall.

Birdcatcher (n.) One whose employment it is to catch birds; a fowler.

Birdcatching (n.) The art, act, or occupation or catching birds or wild fowls.

Bird cherry () A shrub (Prunus Padus ) found in Northern and Central Europe. It bears small black cherries.

Birder (n.) A birdcatcher.

Bird-eyed (a.) Quick-sighted; catching a glance as one goes.

Bird fancier () One who takes pleasure in rearing or collecting rare or curious birds.

Bird fancier () One who has for sale the various kinds of birds which are kept in cages.

Birdie (n.) A pretty or dear little bird; -- a pet name.

Birdikin (n.) A young bird.

Birding (n.) Birdcatching or fowling.

Birdlet (n.) A little bird; a nestling.

Birdlike (a.) Resembling a bird.

Birdlime (n.) An extremely adhesive viscid substance, usually made of the middle bark of the holly, by boiling, fermenting, and cleansing it. When a twig is smeared with this substance it will hold small birds which may light upon it. Hence: Anything which insnares.

Birdlime (v. t.) To smear with birdlime; to catch with birdlime; to insnare.

Birdling (n.) A little bird; a nestling.

Birdman (n.) A fowler or birdcatcher.

Bird of paradise () The name of several very beautiful birds of the genus Paradisea and allied genera, inhabiting New Guinea and the adjacent islands. The males have brilliant colors, elegant plumes, and often remarkable tail feathers.

Bird pepper () A species of capsicum (Capsicum baccatum), whose small, conical, coral-red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers.

Bird's-beak (n.) A molding whose section is thought to resemble a beak.

Birdseed (n.) Canary seed, hemp, millet or other small seeds used for feeding caged birds.

Bird's-eye (a.) Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; embraced at a glance; hence, general; not minute, or entering into details; as, a bird's-eye view.

Bird's-eye (a.) Marked with spots resembling bird's eyes; as, bird's-eye diaper; bird's-eye maple.

Bird's-eye (n.) A plant with a small bright flower, as the Adonis or pheasant's eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc.

Bird's-eye maple () See under Maple.

Bird's-foot (n.) A papilionaceous plant, the Ornithopus, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point.

Bird's-mouth (n.) An interior angle or notch cut across a piece of timber, for the reception of the edge of another, as that in a rafter to be laid on a plate; -- commonly called crow's-foot in the United States.

Bird's nest (n.) Alt. of Bird's-nest

Bird's-nest (n.) The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.

Bird's-nest (n.) The nest of a small swallow (Collocalia nidifica and several allied species), of China and the neighboring countries, which is mixed with soups.

Bird's-nest (n.) An orchideous plant with matted roots, of the genus Neottia (N. nidus-avis.)

Bird's-nesting (n.) Hunting for, or taking, birds' nests or their contents.

Bird's-tongue (n.) The knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare).

Bird-witted (a.) Flighty; passing rapidly from one subject to another; not having the faculty of attention.

Birectangular (a.) Containing or having two right angles; as, a birectangular spherical triangle.

Bireme (n.) An ancient galley or vessel with two banks or tiers of oars.

Biretta (n.) Same as Berretta.

Birgander (n.) See Bergander.

Birk (n.) A birch tree.

Birk (n.) A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).

Birken (v. t.) To whip with a birch or rod.

Birken (a.) Birchen; as, birken groves.

Birkie (n.) A lively or mettlesome fellow.

Birl (v. t. & i.) To revolve or cause to revolve; to spin.

Birl (v. t. & i.) To pour (beer or wine); to ply with drink; to drink; to carouse.

Birlaw (n.) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by-law.

Birostrate (a.) Alt. of Birostrated

Birostrated (a.) Having a double beak, or two processes resembling beaks.

Birred (imp. & p. p.) of Birr

Birring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Birr

Birr (v. i.) To make, or move with, a whirring noise, as of wheels in motion.

Birr (n.) A whirring sound, as of a spinning wheel.

Birr (n.) A rush or impetus; force.

Birrus (n.) A coarse kind of thick woolen cloth, worn by the poor in the Middle Ages; also, a woolen cap or hood worn over the shoulders or over the head.

Birse (n.) A bristle or bristles.

Birt (n.) A fish of the turbot kind; the brill.

Birth (n.) The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.

Birth (n.) Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.

Birth (n.) The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.

Birth (n.) The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.

Birth (n.) That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.

Birth (n.) Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.

Birth (n.) See Berth.

Birthday (n.) The day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement.

Birthday (n.) The day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth.

Birthday (a.) Of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities.

Birthdom (n.) The land of one's birth; one's inheritance.

Birthing (n.) Anything added to raise the sides of a ship.

Birthless (a.) Of mean extraction.

Birthmark (n.) Some peculiar mark or blemish on the body at birth.

Birthnight (n.) The night in which a person is born; the anniversary of that night in succeeding years.

Birthplace (n.) The town, city, or country, where a person is born; place of origin or birth, in its more general sense.

Birthright (n.) Any right, privilege, or possession to which a person is entitled by birth, such as an estate descendible by law to an heir, or civil liberty under a free constitution; esp. the rights or inheritance of the first born.

Birthroot (n.) An herbaceous plant (Trillium erectum), and its astringent rootstock, which is said to have medicinal properties.

Birthwort (n.) A genus of herbs and shrubs (Aristolochia), reputed to have medicinal properties.

Bis (adv.) Twice; -- a word showing that something is, or is to be, repeated; as a passage of music, or an item in accounts.

Bis- (pref.) A form of Bi-, sometimes used before s, c, or a vowel.

Bisa antelope () See Oryx.

Bisaccate (a.) Having two little bags, sacs, or pouches.

Biscayan (a.) Of or pertaining to Biscay in Spain.

Biscayan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Biscay.

Biscotin (n.) A confection made of flour, sugar, marmalade, and eggs; a sweet biscuit.

Biscuit (n.) A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit.

Biscuit (n.) A small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card.

Biscuit (n.) Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.

Biscuit (n.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.

Biscutate (a.) Resembling two bucklers placed side by side.

Bise (n.) A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.

Bise (n.) See Bice.

Bisected (imp. & p. p.) of Bisect

Bisecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bisect

Bisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into two parts.

Bisect (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.

Bisection (n.) Division into two parts, esp. two equal parts.

Bisector (n.) One who, or that which, bisects; esp. (Geom.) a straight line which bisects an angle.

Bisectrix (n.) The line bisecting the angle between the optic axes of a biaxial crystal.

Bisegment (n.) One of tow equal parts of a line, or other magnitude.

Biseptate (a.) With two partitions or septa.

Biserial (a.) Alt. of Biseriate

Biseriate (a.) In two rows or series.

Biserrate (a.) Doubly serrate, or having the serratures serrate, as in some leaves.

Biserrate (a.) Serrate on both sides, as some antennae.

Bisetose (a.) Alt. of Bisetous

Bisetous (a.) Having two bristles.

Bisexous (a.) Bisexual.

Bisexual (a.) Of both sexes; hermaphrodite; as a flower with stamens and pistil, or an animal having ovaries and testes.

Bisexuous (a.) Bisexual.

Biseye () p. p. of Besee.

Bish (n.) Same as Bikh.

Bishop (n.) A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.

Bishop (n.) In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.

Bishop (n.) In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.

Bishop (n.) A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer.

Bishop (n.) A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.

Bishop (n.) An old name for a woman's bustle.

Bishoped (imp. & p. p.) of Bishop

Bishoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bishop

Bishop (v. t.) To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.

Bishoped (imp. & p. p.) of Bishop

Bishoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bishop

Bishop (v. t.) To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.

Bishopdom (n.) Jurisdiction of a bishop; episcopate.

Bishoplike (a.) Resembling a bishop; belonging to a bishop.

Bishoply (a.) Bishoplike; episcopal.

Bishoply (adv.) In the manner of a bishop.

Bishopric (n.) A diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a bishop extends.

Bishopric (n.) The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle, bishop, or presbyter.

Bishop's cap () A plant of the genus Mitella; miterwort.

Bishop sleeve () A wide sleeve, once worn by women.

Bishop's length () A canvas for a portrait measuring 58 by 94 inches. The half bishop measures 45 by 56.

Bishop-stool (n.) A bishop's seat or see.

Bishop's-weed (n.) An umbelliferous plant of the genus Ammi.

Bishop's-weed (n.) Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria).

Bishop's-wort (n.) Wood betony (Stachys betonica); also, the plant called fennel flower (Nigella Damascena), or devil-in-a-bush.

Bisie (v. t.) To busy; to employ.

Bisilicate (n.) A salt of metasilicic acid; -- so called because the ratio of the oxygen of the silica to the oxygen of the base is as two to one. The bisilicates include many of the most common and important minerals.

Bisk (n.) Soup or broth made by boiling several sorts of flesh together.

Bisk (n.) See Bisque.

Bismare (n.) Alt. of Bismer

Bismer (n.) Shame; abuse.

Bismer (n.) A rule steelyard.

Bismer (n.) The fifteen-spined (Gasterosteus spinachia).

Bismillah (interj.) An adjuration or exclamation common among the Mohammedans.

Bismite (n.) Bismuth trioxide, or bismuth ocher.

Bismuth (n.) One of the elements; a metal of a reddish white color, crystallizing in rhombohedrons. It is somewhat harder than lead, and rather brittle; masses show broad cleavage surfaces when broken across. It melts at 507! Fahr., being easily fused in the flame of a candle. It is found in a native state, and as a constituent of some minerals. Specific gravity 9.8. Atomic weight 207.5. Symbol Bi.

Bismuthal (a.) Containing bismuth.

Bismuthic (a.) Of or pertaining to bismuth; containing bismuth, when this element has its higher valence; as, bismuthic oxide.

Bismuthiferous (a.) Containing bismuth.

Bismuthine (n.) Alt. of Bismuthinite

Bismuthinite (n.) Native bismuth sulphide; -- sometimes called bismuthite.

Bismuthous (a.) Of, or containing, bismuth, when this element has its lower valence.

Bismuthyl (n.) Hydrous carbonate of bismuth, an earthy mineral of a dull white or yellowish color.

Bison (n.) The aurochs or European bison.

Bison (n.) The American bison buffalo (Bison Americanus), a large, gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of the temperate portion of North America, but is now restricted to very limited districts in the region of the Rocky Mountains, and is rapidly decreasing in numbers.

Bispinose (a.) Having two spines.

Bisque (n.) Unglazed white porcelain.

Bisque (n.) A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.

Bisque (n.) A white soup made of crayfish.

Bissextile (n.) Leap year; every fourth year, in which a day is added to the month of February on account of the excess of the tropical year (365 d. 5 h. 48 m. 46 s.) above 365 days. But one day added every four years is equivalent to six hours each year, which is 11 m. 14 s. more than the excess of the real year. Hence, it is necessary to suppress the bissextile day at the end of every century which is not divisible by 400, while it is retained at the end of those which are divisible by 400.

Bissextile (a.) Pertaining to leap year.

Bisson (a.) Purblind; blinding.

Bister (n.) Alt. of Bistre

Bistre (n.) A dark brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood.

Bistipuled (a.) Having two stipules.

Bistort (n.) An herbaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, section Bistorta; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent.

Bistouries (pl. ) of Bistoury

Bistoury (n.) A surgical instrument consisting of a slender knife, either straight or curved, generally used by introducing it beneath the part to be divided, and cutting towards the surface.

Bistre (n.) See Bister.

Bisulcate (a.) Having two grooves or furrows.

Bisulcate (a.) Cloven; said of a foot or hoof.

Bisulcous (a.) Bisulcate.

Bisulphate (n.) A sulphate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, thus making the proportion of the acid to the positive or basic portion twice what it is in the normal sulphates; an acid sulphate.

Bisulphide (n.) A sulphide having two atoms of sulphur in the molecule; a disulphide, as in iron pyrites, FeS2; -- less frequently called bisulphuret.

Bisulphite (n.) A salt of sulphurous acid in which the base replaces but half the hydrogen of the acid; an acid sulphite.

Bisulphuret (n.) See Bisulphide.

Bit (v.) The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened.

Bit (v.) Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.

Bitted (imp. & p. p.) of Bit

Bitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bit

Bit (v. t.) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.

Bit () imp. & p. p. of Bite.

Bit (v.) A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite.

Bit (v.) Somewhat; something, but not very great.

Bit (v.) A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.

Bit (v.) The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.

Bit (v.) The cutting iron of a plane.

Bit (v.) In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.

Bit () 3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.

Bitake (v. t.) To commend; to commit.

Bitangent (a.) Possessing the property of touching at two points.

Bitangent (n.) A line that touches a curve in two points.

Bitartrate (n.) A salt of tartaric acid in which the base replaces but half the acid hydrogen; an acid tartrate, as cream of tartar.

Bitch (n.) The female of the canine kind, as of the dog, wolf, and fox.

Bitch (n.) An opprobrious name for a woman, especially a lewd woman.

Bit (imp.) of Bite

Bitten (p. p.) of Bite

Bit () of Bite

Biting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bite

Bite (v. t.) To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.

Bite (v. t.) To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.

Bite (v. t.) To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.

Bite (v. t.) To cheat; to trick; to take in.

Bite (v. t.) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.

Bite (v. i.) To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?

Bite (v. i.) To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.

Bite (v. i.) To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.

Bite (v. i.) To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.

Bite (v. i.) To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.

Bite (v.) The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give anything a hard bite.

Bite (v.) The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.

Bite (v.) The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.

Bite (v.) A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.

Bite (v.) The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.

Bite (v.) A cheat; a trick; a fraud.

Bite (v.) A sharper; one who cheats.

Bite (v.) A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper.

Biter (n.) One who, or that which, bites; that which bites often, or is inclined to bite, as a dog or fish.

Biter (n.) One who cheats; a sharper.

Biternate (a.) Doubly ternate, as when a petiole has three ternate leaflets.

Bitheism (n.) Belief in the existence of two gods; dualism.

Biting (a.) That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic.

Biting in () The process of corroding or eating into metallic plates, by means of an acid. See Etch.

Bitingly (adv.) In a biting manner.

Bitless (a.) Not having a bit or bridle.

Bitstock (n.) A stock or handle for holding and rotating a bit; a brace.

Bitt (n.) See Bitts.

Bitt (v. t.) To put round the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away.

Bittacle (n.) A binnacle.

Bitten () p. p. of Bite.

Bitten (a.) Terminating abruptly, as if bitten off; premorse.

Bitter (n.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.

Bitter (v. t.) Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.

Bitter (v. t.) Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.

Bitter (v. t.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.

Bitter (v. t.) Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.

Bitter (v. t.) Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.

Bitter (n.) Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.

Bitter (v. t.) To make bitter.

Bitterbump (n.) the butterbump or bittern.

Bitterful (a.) Full of bitterness.

Bittering (n.) A bitter compound used in adulterating beer; bittern.

Bitterish (a.) Somewhat bitter.

Bitterling (n.) A roachlike European fish (Rhodima amarus).

Bitterly (adv.) In a bitter manner.

Bittern (n.) A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species.

Bittern (a.) The brine which remains in salt works after the salt is concreted, having a bitter taste from the chloride of magnesium which it contains.

Bittern (a.) A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer.

Bitterness (n.) The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress, grief, or vexation of mind.

Bitterness (n.) A state of extreme impiety or enmity to God.

Bitterness (n.) Dangerous error, or schism, tending to draw persons to apostasy.

Bitternut (n.) The swamp hickory (Carya amara). Its thin-shelled nuts are bitter.

Bitterroot (n.) A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Spaet'lum.

Bitters (n. pl.) A liquor, generally spirituous in which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped.

Bitter spar () A common name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which are bitter. See Dolomite.

Bittersweet (a.) Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but painful.

Bittersweet (n.) Anything which is bittersweet.

Bittersweet (n.) A kind of apple so called.

Bittersweet (n.) A climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries (Solanum dulcamara); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal dulcamara.

Bittersweet (n.) An American woody climber (Celastrus scandens), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also called Roxbury waxwork.

Bitterweed (n.) A species of Ambrosia (A. artemisiaefolia); Roman worm wood.

Bitterwood (n.) A West Indian tree (Picraena excelsa) from the wood of which the bitter drug Jamaica quassia is obtained.

Bitterwort (n.) The yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea), which has a very bitter taste.

Bittock (n.) A small bit of anything, of indefinite size or quantity; a short distance.

Bittor Bittour (n.) The bittern.

Bitts (n. pl.) A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

Bitume (n.) Bitumen.

Bitumed (a.) Smeared with bitumen.

Bitumen (n.) Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. See Asphalt.

Bitumen (n.) By extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas.

Bituminated (imp. & p. p.) of Bituminate

Bituminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bituminate

Bituminate (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with bitumen; to cement with bitumen.

Bituminiferous (a.) Producing bitumen.

Bituminization (n.) The process of bituminizing.

Bituminized (imp. & p. p.) of Bituminize

Bituminizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bituminize

Bituminize (v. t.) To prepare, treat, impregnate, or coat with bitumen.

Bituminous (a.) Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.

Biuret (n.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance, C2O2N3H5, formed by heating urea. It is intermediate between urea and cyanuric acid.

Bivalency (n.) The quality of being bivalent.

Bivalent (p. pr.) Equivalent in combining or displacing power to two atoms of hydrogen; dyad.

Bivalve (n.) A mollusk having a shell consisting of two lateral plates or valves joined together by an elastic ligament at the hinge, which is usually strengthened by prominences called teeth. The shell is closed by the contraction of two transverse muscles attached to the inner surface, as in the clam, -- or by one, as in the oyster. See Mollusca.

Bivalve (n.) A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.

Bivalve (a.) Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and certain seed vessels.

Bivalved (a.) Having two valves, as the oyster and some seed pods; bivalve.

Bivalvous (a.) Bivalvular.

Bivalvular (a.) Having two valves.

Bivaulted (a.) Having two vaults or arches.

Bivector (n.) A term made up of the two parts / + /1 /-1, where / and /1 are vectors.

Biventral (a.) Having two bellies or protuberances; as, a biventral, or digastric, muscle, or the biventral lobe of the cerebellum.

Bivial (a.) Of or relating to the bivium.

Bivious (a.) Having, or leading, two ways.

Bivium (n.) One side of an echinoderm, including a pair of ambulacra, in distinction from the opposite side (trivium), which includes three ambulacra.

Bivouac (n.) The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack.

Bivouac (n.) An encampment for the night without tents or covering.

Bivouacked (imp. & p. p.) of Bivouac

Bivouacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bivouac

Bivouac (v. i.) To watch at night or be on guard, as a whole army.

Bivouac (v. i.) To encamp for the night without tents or covering.

Biweekly (a.) Occurring or appearing once every two weeks; fortnightly.

Biweekly (n.) A publication issued every two weeks.

Biwreye (v. t.) To bewray; to reveal.

Bizantine () See Byzantine.

Bizarre (a.) Odd in manner or appearance; fantastic; whimsical; extravagant; grotesque.

Bizet (n.) The upper faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond, which projects from the setting and occupies the zone between the girdle and the table. See Brilliant, n.

Cibarious (a.) Pertaining to food; edible.

Cibation (n.) The act of taking food.

Cibation (n.) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.

Cibol (n.) A perennial alliaceous plant (Allium fistulosum), sometimes called Welsh onion. Its fistular leaves areused in cookery.

Ciboria (pl. ) of Ciborium

Ciborium (n.) A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar.

Ciborium (n.) The coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx.

Cicadas (pl. ) of Cicada

Cicadae (pl. ) of Cicada

Cicada (n.) Any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.

Cicala (n.) A cicada. See Cicada.

Cicatrice (n.) A cicatrix.

Cicatricial (a.) Relating to, or having the character of, a cicatrix.

Cicatricle (n.) The germinating point in the embryo of a seed; the point in the yolk of an egg at which development begins.

Cicatrisive (a.) Tending to promote the formation of a cicatrix; good for healing of a wound.

Cicatrices (pl. ) of Cicatrix

Cicatrix (n.) The pellicle which forms over a wound or breach of continuity and completes the process of healing in the latter, and which subsequently contracts and becomes white, forming the scar.

Cicatrizant (n.) A medicine or application that promotes the healing of a sore or wound, or the formation of a cicatrix.

Cicatrization (n.) The process of forming a cicatrix, or the state of being cicatrized.

Cicatrized (imp. & p. p.) of Cicatrize

Cicatrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cicatrize

Cicatrize (v. t.) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh.

Cicatrize (v. i.) To heal; to have a new skin.

Cicatrose (a.) Full of scars.

Cicely (n.) Any one of several umbelliferous plants, of the genera Myrrhis, Osmorrhiza, etc.

Cicero (n.) Pica type; -- so called by French printers.

Ciceroni (pl. ) of Cicerone

Cicerones (pl. ) of Cicerone

Cicerone (n.) One who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide.

Ciceronian (a.) Resembling Cicero in style or action; eloquent.

Ciceronianism (n.) Imitation of, or resemblance to, the style or action Cicero; a Ciceronian phrase or expression.

Cichoraceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a suborder of composite plants of which the chicory (Cichorium) is the type.

Cich-pea (n.) The chick-pea.

Cicisbeism (n.) The state or conduct of a cicisbeo.

Cicisbei (pl. ) of Cicisbeo

Cicisbeo (n.) A professed admirer of a married woman; a dangler about women.

Cicisbeo (n.) A knot of silk or ribbon attached to a fan, walking stick, etc.

Ciclatoun (n.) A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle Ages.

Cicurate (v. t.) To tame.

Cicuration (n.) The act of taming.

Cicuta (n.) a genus of poisonous umbelliferous plants, of which the water hemlock or cowbane is best known.

Cicutoxin (n.) The active principle of the water hemlock (Cicuta) extracted as a poisonous gummy substance.

Cid (n.) Chief or commander; in Spanish literature, a title of Ruy Diaz, Count of Bivar, a champion of Christianity and of the old Spanish royalty, in the 11th century.

Cid (n.) An epic poem, which celebrates the exploits of the Spanish national hero, Ruy Diaz.

Cider (n.) The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and for other purposes.

Ciderist (n.) A maker of cider.

Ciderkin (n.) A kind of weak cider made by steeping the refuse pomace in water.

Ci-devant (a.) Former; previous; of times gone by; as, a ci-devant governor.

Cierge (n.) A wax candle used in religous rites.

Cigar (n.) A small roll of tobacco, used for smoking.

Cigarette (n.) A little cigar; a little fine tobacco rolled in paper for smoking.

Cilia (n. pl.) The eyelashes.

Cilia (n. pl.) Small, generally microscopic, vibrating appendages lining certain organs, as the air passages of the higher animals, and in the lower animals often covering also the whole or a part of the exterior. They are also found on some vegetable organisms. In the Infusoria, and many larval forms, they are locomotive organs.

Cilia (n. pl.) Hairlike processes, commonly marginal and forming a fringe like the eyelash.

Cilia (n. pl.) Small, vibratory, swimming organs, somewhat resembling true cilia, as those of Ctenophora.

Ciliary (a.) Pertaining to the cilia, or eyelashes. Also applied to special parts of the eye itself; as, the ciliary processes of the choroid coat; the ciliary muscle, etc.

Ciliary (a.) Pertaining to or connected with the cilia in animal or vegetable organisms; as, ciliary motion.

Ciliata (n. pl.) One of the orders of Infusoria, characterized by having cilia. In some species the cilia cover the body generally, in others they form a band around the mouth.

Ciliate (a.) Alt. of Ciliated

Ciliated (a.) Provided with, or surrounded by, cilia; as, a ciliate leaf; endowed with vibratory motion; as, the ciliated epithelium of the windpipe.

Cilice (n.) A kind of haircloth undergarment.

Cilician (a.) Of or pertaining to Cilicia in Asia Minor.

Cilician (n.) A native or inhabitant of Cilicia.

Cilicious (a.) Made, or consisting, of hair.

Ciliform (a.) Alt. of Ciliiform

Ciliiform (a.) Having the form of cilia; very fine or slender.

Ciliograde (a.) Moving by means of cilia, or cilialike organs; as, the ciliograde Medusae.

Cilium (n.) See Cilia.

Cill (n.) See Sill., n. a foundation.

Cillosis (n.) A spasmodic trembling of the upper eyelid.

Cima (n.) A kind of molding. See Cyma.

Cimar (n.) See Simar.

Cimbal (n.) A kind of confectionery or cake.

Cimbia (n.) A fillet or band placed around the shaft of a column as if to strengthen it.

Cimbrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cimbri.

Cimbrian (n.) One of the Cimbri. See Cimbric.

Cimbric (a.) Pertaining to the Cimbri, an ancient tribe inhabiting Northern Germany.

Cimbric (n.) The language of the Cimbri.

Cimeliarch (n.) A superintendent or keeper of a church's valuables; a churchwarden.

Cimeter (n.) See Scimiter.

Cimices (pl. ) of Cimex

Cimex (n.) A genus of hemipterous insects of which the bedbug is the best known example. See Bedbug.

Cimia (n.) See Cimbia.

Cimiss (n.) The bedbug.

Cimmerian (a.) Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a fabulous people, said to have lived, in very ancient times, in profound and perpetual darkness.

Cimmerian (a.) Without any light; intensely dark.

Cimolite (n.) A soft, earthy, clayey mineral, of whitish or grayish color.

Cinch (n.) A strong saddle girth, as of canvas.

Cinch (n.) A tight grip.

Cinchona (n.) A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.

Cinchona (n.) The bark of any species of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter febrifuge alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits' bark.

Cinchonaceous (a.) Allied or pertaining to cinchona, or to the plants that produce it.

Cinchonic (a.) Belonging to, or obtained from, cinchona.

Cinchonidine (n.) One of the quinine group of alkaloids, found especially in red cinchona bark. It is a white crystalline substance, C19H22N2O, with a bitter taste and qualities similar to, but weaker than, quinine; -- sometimes called also cinchonidia.

Cinchonine (n.) One of the quinine group of alkaloids isomeric with and resembling cinchonidine; -- called also cinchonia.

Cinchonism (n.) A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.

Cinchonize (v. t.) To produce cinchonism in; to poison with quinine or with cinchona.

Cincinnati epoch () An epoch at the close of the American lower Silurian system. The rocks are well developed near Cincinnati, Ohio. The group includes the Hudson River and Lorraine shales of New York.

Cincture (n.) A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb.

Cincture (n.) That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure.

Cincture (n.) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.

Cinctured (n.) Having or wearing a cincture or girdle.

Cinder (n.) Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which fire is extinct.

Cinder (n.) A hot coal without flame; an ember.

Cinder (n.) A scale thrown off in forging metal.

Cinder (n.) The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.

Cindery (a.) Resembling, or composed of, cinders; full of cinders.

Cinefaction (n.) Cineration; reduction to ashes.

Cinematic (a.) Alt. of Cinematical

Cinematical (a.) See Kinematic.

Cinematics (n. sing.) See Kinematics.

Cineraceous (a.) Like ashes; ash-colored; cinereous.

Cineraria (n.) A Linnaean genus of free-flowering composite plants, mostly from South Africa. Several species are cultivated for ornament.

Cinerary (a.) Pertaining to ashes; containing ashes.

Cineration (n.) The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.

Cinereous (a.) Like ashes; ash-colored; grayish.

Cinerescent (a.) Somewhat cinereous; of a color somewhat resembling that of wood ashes.

Cineritious (a.) Like ashes; having the color of ashes, -- as the cortical substance of the brain.

Cinerulent (a.) Full of ashes.

Cingalese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Ceylon descended from its primitive inhabitants

Cingalese (n. sing. & pl.) the language of the Cingalese.

Cingalese (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cingalese.

Cingle (n.) A girth.

Cingulum (n.) A distinct girdle or band of color; a raised spiral line as seen on certain univalve shells.

Cingulum (n.) The clitellus of earthworms.

Cingulum (n.) The base of the crown of a tooth.

Cinnabar (n.) Red sulphide of mercury, occurring in brilliant red crystals, and also in red or brown amorphous masses. It is used in medicine.

Cinnabar (n.) The artificial red sulphide of mercury used as a pigment; vermilion.

Cinnabarine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, cinnabar; consisting of cinnabar, or containing it; as, cinnabarine sand.

Cinnamene (n.) Styrene (which was formerly called cinnamene because obtained from cinnamic acid). See Styrene.

Cinnamic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, cinnamon.

Cinnamomic (a.) See Cinnamic.

Cinnamon (n.) The inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, a tree growing in Ceylon. It is aromatic, of a moderately pungent taste, and is one of the best cordial, carminative, and restorative spices.

Cinnamon (n.) Cassia.

Cinnamone (n.) A yellow crystalline substance, (C6H5.C2H2)2CO, the ketone of cinnamic acid.

Cinnamyl (n.) The hypothetical radical, (C6H5.C2H2)2C, of cinnamic compounds.

Cinnoline (n.) A nitrogenous organic base, C8H6N2, analogous to quinoline, obtained from certain complex diazo compounds.

Cinque (n.) Five; the number five in dice or cards.

Cinquecento (n. & a.) The sixteenth century, when applied to Italian art or literature; as, the sculpture of the Cinquecento; Cinquecento style.

Cinquefoil (n.) The name of several different species of the genus Potentilla; -- also called five-finger, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand.

Cinquefoil (n.) An ornamental foliation having five points or cups, used in windows, panels, etc.

Cinque-pace (n.) A lively dance (called also galliard), the steps of which were regulated by the number five.

Cinque Ports () Five English ports, to which peculiar privileges were anciently accorded; -- viz., Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich; afterwards increased by the addition of Winchelsea, Rye, and some minor places.

Cinque-spotted (a.) Five-spotted.

Cinter (n.) See Center.

Cinura (n. pl.) The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See Bristletail, and Lepisma.

Cion (n.) See Scion.

Cipher (n.) A character [0] which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold.

Cipher (n.) One who, or that which, has no weight or influence.

Cipher (n.) A character in general, as a figure or letter.

Cipher (n.) A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name; a device; a monogram; as, a painter's cipher, an engraver's cipher, etc. The cut represents the initials N. W.

Cipher (n.) A private alphabet, system of characters, or other mode of writing, contrived for the safe transmission of secrets; also, a writing in such characters.

Cipher (a.) Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence.

Ciphered (imp. & p. p.) of Cipher

Ciphering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cipher

Cipher (v. i.) To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic.

Cipher (v. t.) To write in occult characters.

Cipher (v. t.) To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer.

Cipher (v. t.) To decipher.

Cipher (v. t.) To designate by characters.

Cipherer (n.) One who ciphers.

Cipherhood (n.) Nothingness.

Cipolin (n.) A whitish marble, from Rome, containiing pale greenish zones. It consists of calcium carbonate, with zones and cloudings of talc.

Cippi (pl. ) of Cippus

Cippus (n.) A small, low pillar, square or round, commonly having an inscription, used by the ancients for various purposes, as for indicating the distances of places, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.

Circ (n.) An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.

Circar (n.) A district, or part of a province. See Sircar.

Circassian (a.) Of or pertaining to Circassia, in Asia.

Circassian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Circassia.

Circean (a.) Having the characteristics of Circe, daughter of Sol and Perseis, a mythological enchantress, who first charmed her victims and then changed them to the forms of beasts; pleasing, but noxious; as, a Circean draught.

Circensial (a.) Alt. of Circensian

Circensian (a.) Of or pertaining to, or held in, the Circus, In Rome.

Circinal (a.) Circinate.

Circinate (a.) Rolled together downward, the tip occupying the center; -- a term used in reference to foliation or leafing, as in ferns.

Circinate (v. t.) To make a circle around; to encompass.

Circination (n.) An orbicular motion.

Circination (n.) A circle; a concentric layer.

Circle (n.) A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.

Circle (n.) The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.

Circle (n.) An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.

Circle (n.) A round body; a sphere; an orb.

Circle (n.) Compass; circuit; inclosure.

Circle (n.) A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.

Circle (n.) A circular group of persons; a ring.

Circle (n.) A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.

Circle (n.) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.

Circle (n.) Indirect form of words; circumlocution.

Circle (n.) A territorial division or district.

Circled (imp. & p. p.) of Circle

Circling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circle

Circle (n.) To move around; to revolve around.

Circle (n.) To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.

Circle (v. i.) To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.

Circled (a.) Having the form of a circle; round.

Circler (n.) A mean or inferior poet, perhaps from his habit of wandering around as a stroller; an itinerant poet. Also, a name given to the cyclic poets. See under Cyclic, a.

Circlet (n.) A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband.

Circlet (n.) A round body; an orb.

Circlet (n.) A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.

Circocele (n.) See Cirsocele.

Circuit (n.) The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.

Circuit (n.) The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area.

Circuit (n.) That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.

Circuit (n.) The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits.

Circuit (n.) A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.

Circuit (n.) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.

Circuit (n.) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.

Circuit (n.) Circumlocution.

Circuit (v. i.) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.

Circuit (v. t.) To travel around.

Circuiteer (n.) A circuiter.

Circuiter (n.) One who travels a circuit, as a circuit judge.

Circuition (n.) The act of going round; circumlocution.

Circuitous (a.) Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as, a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end.

Circuity (n.) A going round in a circle; a course not direct; a roundabout way of proceeding.

Circulable (a.) That may be circulated.

Circular (a.) In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.

Circular (a.) repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular reasoning.

Circular (a.) Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic.

Circular (a.) Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation; as, a circular letter.

Circular (a.) Perfect; complete.

Circular (a.) A circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of which are addressed or given to various persons; as, a business circular.

Circular (a.) A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.

Circularity (n.) The quality or state of being circular; a circular form.

Circularly (adv.) In a circular manner.

Circulary (a.) Circular; illogical.

Ciorculated (imp. & p. p.) of Circulate

Circulating (P. pr. & vb. n.) of Circulate

Circulate (v. i.) To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body.

Circulate (v. i.) To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates.

Circulate (v. t.) To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit.

Circulation (n.) The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.

Circulation (n.) The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.

Circulation (n.) Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.

Circulation (n.) The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.

Circulation (n.) The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.

Circulative (a.) Promoting circulation; circulating.

Circulator (n.) One who, or that which, circulates.

Circulatorious (a.) Travelling from house to house or from town to town; itinerant.

Circulatory (a.) Circular; as, a circulatory letter.

Circulatory (a.) Circulating, or going round.

Circulatory (a.) Subserving the purposes of circulation; as, circulatory organs; of or pertaining to the organs of circulation; as, circulatory diseases.

Circulatory (n.) A chemical vessel consisting of two portions unequally exposed to the heat of the fire, and with connecting pipes or passages, through which the fluid rises from the overheated portion, and descends from the relatively colder, maintaining a circulation.

Circulet (n.) A circlet.

Circuline (a.) Proceeding in a circle; circular.

Circum- () A Latin preposition, used as a prefix in many English words, and signifying around or about.

Circumagitate (v. t.) To agitate on all sides.

Circumambage (n.) A roundabout or indirect course; indirectness.

Circumambiency (n.) The act of surrounding or encompassing.

Circumambient (a.) Surrounding; inclosing or being on all sides; encompassing.

Circumambulate (v. t.) To walk round about.

Circumbendibus (n.) A roundabout or indirect way.

Circumcenter (n.) The center of a circle that circumscribes a triangle.

Circumcised (imp. & p. p.) of Circumcise

Circumcising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumcise

Circumcise (v. t.) To cut off the prepuce of foreskin of, in the case of males, and the internal labia of, in the case of females.

Circumcise (v. t.) To purify spiritually.

Circumciser (n.) One who performs circumcision.

Circumcision (n.) The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females.

Circumcision (n.) The Jews, as a circumcised people.

Circumcision (n.) Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith.

Circumclusion (n.) Act of inclosing on all sides.

Circumcursation (n.) The act of running about; also, rambling language.

Circumdenudation (n.) Denudation around or in the neighborhood of an object.

Circumduce (v. t.) To declare elapsed, as the time allowed for introducing evidence.

Circumduct (v. t.) To lead about; to lead astray.

Circumduct (v. t.) To contravene; to nullify; as, to circumduct acts of judicature.

Circumduction (n.) A leading about; circumlocution.

Circumduction (n.) An annulling; cancellation.

Circumduction (n.) The rotation of a limb round an imaginary axis, so as to describe a concial surface.

Circumesophagal (a.) Surrounding the esophagus; -- in Zool. said of the nerve commissures and ganglia of arthropods and mollusks.

Circumesophageal (a.) Circumesophagal.

Circumfer (v. t.) To bear or carry round.

Circumference (n.) The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.

Circumference (n.) A circle; anything circular.

Circumference (n.) The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.

Circumference (v. t.) To include in a circular space; to bound.

Circumferential (a.) Pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling; circuitous.

Circumferentially (adv.) So as to surround or encircle.

Circumferentor (n.) A surveying instrument, for taking horizontal angles and bearings; a surveyor's compass. It consists of a compass whose needle plays over a circle graduated to 360!, and of a horizontal brass bar at the ends of which are standards with narrow slits for sighting, supported on a tripod by a ball and socket joint.

Circumferentor (n.) A graduated wheel for measuring tires; a tire circle.

Circumflant (a.) Blowing around.

Circumflected (imp. & p. p.) of Circumflect

Circumflecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumflect

Circumflect (v. t.) To bend around.

Circumflect (v. t.) To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel.

Circumflection (n.) See Circumflexion.

Circumflex (n.) A wave of the voice embracing both a rise and fall or a fall and a rise on the same a syllable.

Circumflex (n.) A character, or accent, denoting in Greek a rise and of the voice on the same long syllable, marked thus [~ or /]; and in Latin and some other languages, denoting a long and contracted syllable, marked [/ or ^]. See Accent, n., 2.

Circumflexed (imp. & p. p.) of Circumflex

Circumflexing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumflex

Circumflex (v. t.) To mark or pronounce with a circumflex.

Circumflex (a.) Moving or turning round; circuitous.

Circumflex (a.) Curved circularly; -- applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts.

Circumflexion (n.) The act of bending, or causing to assume a curved form.

Circumflexion (n.) A winding about; a turning; a circuity; a fold.

Circumfluence (n.) A flowing round on all sides; an inclosing with a fluid.

Circumfluent (a.) Alt. of Circumfluous

Circumfluous (a.) Flowing round; surrounding in the manner of a fluid.

Circumforanean (a.) Alt. of Circumforaneous

Circumforaneous (a.) Going about or abroad; walking or wandering from house to house.

Circumfulgent (a.) Shining around or about.

Circumfuse (v. t.) To pour round; to spread round.

Circumfusile (a.) Capable of being poured or spread round.

Circumfusion (n.) The act of pouring or spreading round; the state of being spread round.

Circumgestation (n.) The act or process of carrying about.

Circumgyrate (v. t. & i.) To roll or turn round; to cause to perform a rotary or circular motion.

Circumgyration (n.) The act of turning, rolling, or whirling round.

Circumgyratory (a.) Moving in a circle; turning round.

Circumgyre (v. i.) To circumgyrate.

Circumincession (n.) The reciprocal existence in each other of the three persons of the Trinity.

Circumjacence (n.) Condition of being circumjacent, or of bordering on every side.

Circumjacent (a.) Lying round; bordering on every side.

Circumjovial (n.) One of the moons or satellites of the planet Jupiter.

Circumlittoral (a.) Adjointing the shore.

Circumlocution (n.) The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.

Circumlocutional (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, circumlocutions; periphrastic; circuitous.

Circumlocutory (a.) Characterised by circumlocution; periphrastic.

Circummeridian (a.) About, or near, the meridian.

Circummure (v. t.) To encompass with a wall.

Circumnavigable (a.) Capable of being sailed round.

Circumnavigated (imp. & p. p.) of Circumnavigate

Circumnavigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumnavigate

Circumnavigate (v. t.) To sail completely round.

Circumnavigation (n.) The act of circumnavigating, or sailing round.

Circumnavigator (n.) One who sails round.

Circumnutate (v. i.) To pass through the stages of circumnutation.

Circumnutation (n.) The successive bowing or bending in different directions of the growing tip of the stems of many plants, especially seen in climbing plants.

Circumpolar (a.) About the pole; -- applied to stars that revolve around the pole without setting; as, circumpolar stars.

Circumposition (n.) The act of placing in a circle, or round about, or the state of being so placed.

Circumrotary (a.) Alt. of Circumrotatory

Circumrotatory (a.) turning, rolling, or whirling round.

Circumrotate (v. t. & i.) To rotate about.

Circumrotation (n.) The act of rolling or revolving round, as a wheel; circumvolution; the state of being whirled round.

Circumscissile (a.) Dehiscing or opening by a transverse fissure extending around (a capsule or pod). See Illust. of Pyxidium.

Circumscribable (a.) Capable of being circumscribed.

Circumscribed (imp. & p. p.) of Circumscribe

Circumscribing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumscribe

Circumscribe (v. t.) to write or engrave around.

Circumscribe (v. t.) To inclose within a certain limit; to hem in; to surround; to bound; to confine; to restrain.

Circumscribe (v. t.) To draw a line around so as to touch at certain points without cutting. See Inscribe, 5.

Circumscriber (n.) One who, or that which, circumscribes.

Circumscriptible (a.) Capable of being circumscribed or limited by bounds.

Circumscription (n.) An inscription written around anything.

Circumscription (n.) The exterior line which determines the form or magnitude of a body; outline; periphery.

Circumscription (n.) The act of limiting, or the state of being limited, by conditions or restraints; bound; confinement; limit.

Circumscriptive (a.) Circumscribing or tending to circumscribe; marcing the limits or form of.

Circumscriptively (adv.) In a limited manner.

Circumscriptly (adv.) In a literal, limited, or narrow manner.

Circumspect (a.) Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious; prudent; wary.

Circumspection (n.) Attention to all the facts and circumstances of a case; caution; watchfulness.

Circumspective (a.) Looking around every way; cautious; careful of consequences; watchful of danger.

Circumspectively (adv.) Circumspectly.

Circumspectly (adv.) In a circumspect manner; cautiously; warily.

Circumspectness (n.) Vigilance in guarding against evil from every quarter; caution.

Circumstance (n.) That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.

Circumstance (n.) An event; a fact; a particular incident.

Circumstance (n.) Circumlocution; detail.

Circumstance (n.) Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.

Circumstance (v. t.) To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.

Circumstanced (p. a.) Placed in a particular position or condition; situated.

Circumstanced (p. a.) Governed by events or circumstances.

Circumstant (a.) Standing or placed around; surrounding.

Circumstantiable (a.) Capable of being circumstantiated.

Circumstantial (a.) Consisting in, or pertaining to, circumstances or particular incidents.

Circumstantial (a.) Incidental; relating to, but not essential.

Circumstantial (a.) Abounding with circumstances; detailing or exhibiting all the circumstances; minute; particular.

Circumstantial (n.) Something incidental to the main subject, but of less importance; opposed to an essential; -- generally in the plural; as, the circumstantials of religion.

Circumstantiality (n.) The state, characteristic, or quality of being circumstantial; particularity or minuteness of detail.

Circumstantially (adv.) In respect to circumstances; not essentially; accidentally.

Circumstantially (adv.) In every circumstance or particular; minutely.

Circumstantiated (imp. & p. p.) of Circumstantiate

Circumstantiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumstantiate

Circumstantiate (v. t.) To place in particular circumstances; to invest with particular accidents or adjuncts.

Circumstantiate (v. t.) To prove or confirm by circumstances; to enter into details concerning.

Circumterraneous (a.) Being or dwelling around the earth.

Circumundulate (v. t.) To flow round, as waves.

Circumvallate (v. t.) To surround with a rampart or wall.

Circumvallate (a.) Surrounded with a wall; inclosed with a rampart.

Circumvallate (a.) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation; as, the circumvallate papillae, near the base of the tongue.

Circumvallation (n.) The act of surrounding with a wall or rampart.

Circumvallation (n.) A line of field works made around a besieged place and the besieging army, to protect the camp of the besiegers against the attack of an enemy from without.

Circumvection (n.) The act of carrying anything around, or the state of being so carried.

Circumvented (imp. & p. p.) of Circumvent

Circumventing (p. pr. vb. n.) of Circumvent

Circumvent (v. t.) To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around.

Circumvention (n.) The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.

Circumventive (a.) Tending to circumvent; deceiving by artifices; deluding.

Circumventor (n.) One who circumvents; one who gains his purpose by cunning.

Circumvest (v. t.) To cover round, as with a garment; to invest.

Circumvolant (a.) Flying around.

Circumvolation (n.) The act of flying round.

Circumvolution (n.) The act of rolling round; the state of being rolled.

Circumvolution (n.) A thing rolled round another.

Circumvolution (n.) A roundabout procedure; a circumlocution.

Circumvolved (imp. & p. p.) of Circumvolve

Circumvolving (p. pr. vb. n.) of Circumvolve

Circumvolve (v. t.) To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.

Circumvolve (v. i.) To roll round; to revolve.

Circuses (pl. ) of Circus

Circus (n.) A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.

Circus (n.) A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.

Circus (n.) Circuit; space; inclosure.

Cirl bunting () A European bunting (Emberiza cirlus).

Cirque (n.) A circle; a circus; a circular erection or arrangement of objects.

Cirque (n.) A kind of circular valley in the side of a mountain, walled around by precipices of great height.

Cirrate (a.) Having cirri along the margin of a part or organ.

Cirrhiferous (a.) See Cirriferous.

Cirrhose (a.) Same as Cirrose.

Cirrhosis (n.) A disease of the liver in which it usually becomes smaller in size and more dense and fibrous in consistence; hence sometimes applied to similar changes in other organs, caused by increase in the fibrous framework and decrease in the proper substance of the organ.

Cirrhotic (a.) Pertaining to, caused by, or affected with, cirrhosis; as, cirrhotic degeneration; a cirrhotic liver.

Cirrhous (a.) See Cirrose.

Cirrhus (n.) Same as Cirrus.

Cirri (n. pl.) See Cirrus.

Cirriferous (a.) Bearing cirri, as many plants and animals.

Cirriform (a.) Formed like a cirrus or tendril; -- said of appendages of both animals and plants.

Cirrigerous (a.) Having curled locks of hair; supporting cirri, or hairlike appendages.

Cirrigrade (a.) Moving or moved by cirri, or hairlike appendages.

Cirriped (n.) One of the Cirripedia.

Cirripedia (n. pl.) An order of Crustacea including the barnacles. When adult, they have a calcareous shell composed of several pieces. From the opening of the shell the animal throws out a group of curved legs, looking like a delicate curl, whence the name of the group. See Anatifa.

Cirrobranchiata (n. pl.) A division of Mollusca having slender, cirriform appendages near the mouth; the Scaphopoda.

Cirro-cumulus (n.) See under Cloud.

Cirrose (a.) Bearing a tendril or tendrils; as, a cirrose leaf.

Cirrose (a.) Resembling a tendril or cirrus.

Cirrostomi (n. pl.) The lowest group of vertebrates; -- so called from the cirri around the mouth; the Leptocardia. See Amphioxus.

Cirro-stratus (n.) See under Cloud.

Cirrous (a.) Cirrose.

Cirrous (a.) Tufted; -- said of certain feathers of birds.

Cirri (pl. ) of Cirrus

Cirrus (n.) A tendril or clasper.

Cirrus (n.) A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many Mollusca, and of the parapodia of Annelida. Those near the head of annelids are Tentacular cirri; those of the last segment are caudal cirri.

Cirrus (n.) The jointed, leglike organs of Cirripedia. See Annelida, and Polychaeta.

Cirrus (n.) The external male organ of trematodes and some other worms, and of certain Mollusca.

Cirrus (n.) See under Cloud.

Cirsocele (n.) The varicose dilatation of the spermatic vein.

Cirsoid (a.) Varicose.

Cirsotomy (n.) Any operation for the removal of varices by incision.

Cis- () A Latin preposition, sometimes used as a prefix in English words, and signifying on this side.

Cisalpine (a.) On the hither side of the Alps with reference to Rome, that is, on the south side of the Alps; -- opposed to transalpine.

Cisatlantic (a.) On this side of the Atlantic Ocean; -- used of the eastern or the western side, according to the standpoint of the writer.

Cisco (n.) The Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to C. Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.

Ciselure (n.) The process of chasing on metals; also, the work thus chased.

Cisleithan (a.) On the Austrian side of the river Leitha; Austrian.

Cismontane (a.) On this side of the mountains. See under Ultramontane.

Cispadane (a.) On the hither side of the river Po with reference to Rome; that is, on the south side.

Cissoid (n.) A curve invented by Diocles, for the purpose of solving two celebrated problems of the higher geometry; viz., to trisect a plane angle, and to construct two geometrical means between two given straight lines.

Cist (n.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.

Cist (n.) See Cyst.

Cisted (a.) Inclosed in a cyst. See Cysted.

Cistercian (n.) A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at Citeaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians followed the rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor.

Cistercian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cistercians.

Cistern (n.) An artificial reservoir or tank for holding water, beer, or other liquids.

Cistern (n.) A natural reservoir; a hollow place containing water.

Cistic (a.) See Cystic.

Cit (n.) A citizen; an inhabitant of a city; a pert townsman; -- used contemptuously.

Citable (a.) Capable of being cited.

Citadel (n.) A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.

Cital (n.) Summons to appear, as before a judge.

Cital (n.) Citation; quotation

Citation (n.) An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

Citation (n.) The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.

Citation (n.) Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

Citation (n.) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

Citator (n.) One who cites.

Citatory (a.) Having the power or form of a citation; as, letters citatory.

Cited (imp. & p. p.) of Cite

Citing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cite

Cite (v. t.) To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.

Cite (v. t.) To urge; to enjoin.

Cite (v. t.) To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.

Cite (v. t.) To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.

Cite (v. t.) To bespeak; to indicate.

Cite (v. t.) To notify of a proceeding in court.

Citer (n.) One who cites.

Citess (n.) A city woman

Cithara (n.) An ancient instrument resembling the harp.

Citharistic (a.) Pertaining, or adapted, to the cithara.

Cithern (n.) See Cittern.

Citicism (n.) The manners of a cit or citizen.

Citied (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a city.

Citied (a.) Containing, or covered with, cities.

Citified (a.) Aping, or having, the manners of a city.

Citigradae (n. pl.) A suborder of Arachnoidea, including the European tarantula and the wolf spiders (Lycosidae) and their allies, which capture their prey by rapidly running and jumping. See Wolf spider.

Citigrade (a.) Pertaining to the Citigradae.

Citigrade (n.) One of the Citigradae.

Citiner (n.) One who is born or bred in a city; a citizen.

Citizen (n.) One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

Citizen (n.) An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.

Citizen (n.) A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.

Citizen (n.) One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.

Citizen (a.) Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.

Citizen (a.) Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.

Citizeness (n.) A female citizen.

Citizenship (n.) The state of being a citizen; the status of a citizen.

Citole (n.) A musical instrument; a kind of dulcimer.

Citraconic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or having certain characteristics of, citric and aconitic acids.

Citrate (n.) A salt of citric acid.

Citric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon; as, citric acid.

Citrination (n.) The process by which anything becomes of the color of a lemon; esp., in alchemy, the state of perfection in the philosopher's stone indicated by its assuming a deep yellow color.

Citrine (a.) Like a citron or lemon; of a lemon color; greenish yellow.

Citrine (n.) A yellow, pellucid variety of quartz.

Citron (n.) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic. The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce.

Citron (n.) A citron tree.

Citron (n.) A citron melon.

Citrus (n.) A genus of trees including the orange, lemon, citron, etc., originally natives of southern Asia.

Cittern (n.) An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum.

Cittern-head (n.) Blockhead; dunce; -- so called because the handle of a cittern usually ended with a carved head.

Cities (pl. ) of City

City (n.) A large town.

City (n.) A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.

City (n.) The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.

City (a.) Of or pertaining to a city.

Cive (n.) Same as Chive.

Civet (n.) A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet (Viverra civetta). It is of clear yellowish or brownish color, of a strong, musky odor, offensive when undiluted, but agreeable when a small portion is mixed with another substance. It is used as a perfume.

Civet (n.) The animal that produces civet (Viverra civetta); -- called also civet cat. It is carnivorous, from two to three feet long, and of a brownish gray color, with transverse black bands and spots on the body and tail. It is a native of northern Africa and of Asia. The name is also applied to other species.

Civet (v. t.) To scent or perfume with civet.

Civic (a.) Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.

Civicism (n.) The principle of civil government.

Civics (n.) The science of civil government.

Civil (a.) Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state.

Civil (a.) Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.

Civil (a.) Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.

Civil (a.) Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.

Civil (a.) Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from military, ecclesiastical, or official state.

Civil (a.) Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.

Civilian (n.) One skilled in the civil law.

Civilian (n.) A student of the civil law at a university or college.

Civilian (n.) One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical.

Civilist (n.) A civilian.

Civilities (pl. ) of Civillty

Civillty (n.) The state of society in which the relations and duties of a citizen are recognized and obeyed; a state of civilization.

Civillty (n.) A civil office, or a civil process

Civillty (n.) Courtesy; politeness; kind attention; good breeding; a polite act or expression.

Civilizable (a.) Capable of being civilized.

Civilization (n.) The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; national culture; refinement.

Civilization (n.) Rendering a criminal process civil.

Civilized (imp. & p. p.) of Civilize

Civilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Civilize

Civilize (v. t.) To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.

Civilize (v. t.) To admit as suitable to a civilized state.

Civilized (a.) Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

Civilizer (n.) One who, or that which, civilizes or tends to civilize.

Civily (adv.) In a civil manner; as regards civil rights and privileges; politely; courteously; in a well bred manner.

Civism (n.) State of citizenship.

Cizar (v. i.) To clip with scissors.

Cizars (n. pl.) Scissors.

Cize (n.) Bulk; largeness. [Obs.] See Size.

Di- () A prefix, signifying twofold, double, twice

Di- () denoting two atoms, radicals, groups, or equivalents, as the case may be. See Bi-, 2.

Dia- () Alt. of Di-

Di- () A prefix denoting through; also, between, apart, asunder, across. Before a vowel dia-becomes di-; as, diactinic; dielectric, etc.

Diabase (n.) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystalline, igneous rock, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and pyroxene with magnetic iron; -- often limited to rocks pretertiary in age. It includes part of what was early called greenstone.

Diabaterial (a.) Passing over the borders.

Diabetes (n.) A disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal.

Diabetic (a.) Alt. of Diabetical

Diabetical (a.) Pertaining to diabetes; as, diabetic or diabetical treatment.

Diablerie (n.) Alt. of Diabley

Diabley (n.) Devilry; sorcery or incantation; a diabolical deed; mischief.

Diabolic (a.) Alt. of Diabolical

Diabolical (a.) Pertaining to the devil; resembling, or appropriate, or appropriate to, the devil; devilish; infernal; impious; atrocious; nefarious; outrageously wicked; as, a diabolic or diabolical temper or act.

Diabolify (v. t.) To ascribed diabolical qualities to; to change into, or to represent as, a devil.

Diabolism (n.) Character, action, or principles appropriate to the devil.

Diabolism (n.) Possession by the devil.

Diabolize (v. t.) To render diabolical.

Diacatholicon (n.) A universal remedy; -- name formerly to a purgative electuary.

Diacaustic (a.) Pertaining to, or possessing the properties of, a species of caustic curves formed by refraction. See Caustic surface, under Caustic.

Diacaustic (n.) That which burns by refraction, as a double convex lens, or the sun's rays concentrated by such a lens, sometimes used as a cautery.

Diacaustic (n.) A curved formed by the consecutive intersections of rays of light refracted through a lens.

Diachylon (n.) Alt. of Diachylum

Diachylum (n.) A plaster originally composed of the juices of several plants (whence its name), but now made of an oxide of lead and oil, and consisting essentially of glycerin mixed with lead salts of the fat acids.

Diacid (a.) Divalent; -- said of a base or radical as capable of saturating two acid monad radicals or a dibasic acid. Cf. Dibasic, a., and Biacid.

Diacodium (n.) A sirup made of poppies.

Diaconal (a.) Of or pertaining to a deacon.

Diaconate (n.) The office of a deacon; deaconship; also, a body or board of deacons.

Diaconate (a.) Governed by deacons.

Diacope (n.) Tmesis.

Diacoustic (a.) Pertaining to the science or doctrine of refracted sounds.

Diacoustics (n.) That branch of natural philosophy which treats of the properties of sound as affected by passing through different mediums; -- called also diaphonics. See the Note under Acoustics.

Diacritic (a.) Alt. of Diacritical

Diacritical (a.) That separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, a, /, a, /, /, etc.

Diactinic (a.) Capable of transmitting the chemical or actinic rays of light; as, diactinic media.

Diadelphia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants whose stamens are united into two bodies or bundles by their filaments.

Diadelphian (a.) Alt. of Diadelphous

Diadelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the class Diadelphia; having the stamens united into two bodies by their filaments (said of a plant or flower); grouped into two bundles or sets by coalescence of the filaments (said of stamens).

Diadem (n.) Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later), also, a crown, in general.

Diadem (n.) Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.

Diadem (n.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center.

Diadem (v. t.) To adorn with a diadem; to crown.

Diadrom (n.) A complete course or vibration; time of vibration, as of a pendulum.

Diaereses (pl. ) of Dieresis

Diereses (pl. ) of Dieresis

Diaeresis (n.) Alt. of Dieresis

Dieresis (n.) The separation or resolution of one syllable into two; -- the opposite of synaeresis.

Dieresis (n.) A mark consisting of two dots [/], placed over the second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to be pronounced as distinct letters; as, cooperate, aerial.

Diaeretic (a.) Caustic.

Diageotropic (a.) Relating to, or exhibiting, diageotropism.

Diageotropism (n.) The tendency of organs (as roots) of plants to assume a position oblique or transverse to a direction towards the center of the earth.

Diaglyph (n.) An intaglio.

Diaglyphic (a.) Alt. of Diaglyphtic

Diaglyphtic (a.) Represented or formed by depressions in the general surface; as, diaglyphic sculpture or engraving; -- opposed to anaglyphic.

Diagnose (v. t. & i.) To ascertain by diagnosis; to diagnosticate. See Diagnosticate.

Diagnoses (pl. ) of Diagnosis

Diagnosis (n.) The art or act of recognizing the presence of disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its character; also, the decision arrived at.

Diagnosis (n.) Scientific determination of any kind; the concise description of characterization of a species.

Diagnosis (n.) Critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning, motives and character.

Diagnostic (a.) Pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease.

Diagnostic (n.) The mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others.

Diagnosticate (v. t. & i.) To make a diagnosis of; to recognize by its symptoms, as a disease.

Diagnostics (n.) That part of medicine which has to do with ascertaining the nature of diseases by means of their symptoms or signs.

Diagometer (n.) A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.

Diagonal (a.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides.

Diagonal (n.) A right line drawn from one angle to another not adjacent, of a figure of four or more sides, and dividing it into two parts.

Diagonal (n.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.

Diagonal (n.) A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.

Diagonally (adv.) In a diagonal direction.

Diagonial (a.) Diagonal; diametrical; hence; diametrically opposed.

Diagram (n.) A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan.

Diagram (n.) Any simple drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes, or to assist a verbal explanation which refers to it; a mechanical drawing, as distinguished from an artistical one.

Diagram (v. t.) To put into the form of a diagram.

Diagrammatic (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a diagram; showing by diagram.

Diagraph (n.) A drawing instrument, combining a protractor and scale.

Diagraphic (a.) Alt. of Diagraphical

Diagraphical (a.) Descriptive.

Diagraphics (n.) The art or science of descriptive drawing; especially, the art or science of drawing by mechanical appliances and mathematical rule.

Diaheliotropic (a.) Relating or, or manifesting, diaheliotropism.

Diaheliotropism (n.) A tendency of leaves or other organs of plants to have their dorsal surface faced towards the rays of light.

Dial (n.) An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.

Dial (n.) The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.

Dial (n.) A miner's compass.

Dialed (imp. & p. p.) of Dial

Dialled () of Dial

Dialing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dial

Dialling () of Dial

Dial (v. t.) To measure with a dial.

Dial (v. t.) To survey with a dial.

Dialect (n.) Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.

Dialect (n.) The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.

Dialectal (a.) Relating to a dialect; dialectical; as, a dialectical variant.

Dialectic (n.) Same as Dialectics.

Dialectic (a.) Alt. of Dialectical

Dialectical (a.) Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental.

Dialectical (a.) Pertaining to a dialect or to dialects.

Dialectically (adv.) In a dialectical manner.

Dialectician (n.) One versed in dialectics; a logician; a reasoner.

Dialectics (n.) That branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of reasoning; the application of logical principles to discursive reasoning; the science or art of discriminating truth from error; logical discussion.

Dialectology (n.) That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects.

Dialector (n.) One skilled in dialectics.

Dialing (n.) The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials.

Dialing (n.) A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.

Dialist (n.) A maker of dials; one skilled in dialing.

Diallage (n.) A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point.

Diallage (n.) A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.

Diallel (a.) Meeting and intersecting, as lines; not parallel; -- opposed to parallel.

Diallyl (n.) A volatile, pungent, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H10, consisting of two allyl radicals, and belonging to the acetylene series.

Dialogical (a.) Relating to a dialogue; dialogistical.

Dialogically (adv.) In the manner or nature of a dialogue.

Dialogism (n.) An imaginary speech or discussion between two or more; dialogue.

Dialogist (n.) A speaker in a dialogue.

Dialogist (n.) A writer of dialogues.

Dialogistic (a.) Alt. of Dialogistical

Dialogistical (a.) Pertaining to a dialogue; having the form or nature of a dialogue.

Dialogite (n.) Native carbonate of manganese; rhodochrosite.

Dialogize (v. t.) To discourse in dialogue.

Dialogue (n.) A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.

Dialogue (n.) A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato.

Dialogue (v. i.) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

Dialogue (v. t.) To express as in dialogue.

Dialypetalous (a.) Having separate petals; polypetalous.

Dialyses (pl. ) of Dialysis

Dialysis (n.) Diaeresis. See Diaeresis, 1.

Dialysis (n.) Same as Asyndeton.

Dialysis (n.) Debility.

Dialysis (n.) A solution of continuity; division; separation of parts.

Dialysis (n.) The separation of different substances in solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their unequal diffusion, especially through natural or artificial membranes.

Dialytic (a.) Having the quality of unloosing or separating.

Dialyzate (n.) The material subjected to dialysis.

Dialyzation (n.) The act or process of dialysis.

Dialyzed (imp. & p. p.) of Dialyze

Dialyzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dialyze

Dialyze (v. t.) To separate, prepare, or obtain, by dialysis or osmose; to pass through an animal membrane; to subject to dialysis.

Dialyzed (a.) Prepared by diffusion through an animal membrane; as, dialyzed iron.

Dialyzer (n.) The instrument or medium used to effect chemical dialysis.

Diamagnet (n.) A body having diamagnetic polarity.

Diamagnetic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, diamagnetism; taking, or being of a nature to take, a position at right angles to the lines of magnetic force. See Paramagnetic.

Diamagnetic (n.) Any substance, as bismuth, glass, phosphorous, etc., which in a field of magnetic force is differently affected from the ordinary magnetic bodies, as iron; that is, which tends to take a position at right angles to the lines of magnetic force, and is repelled by either pole of the magnet.

Diamagnetically (adv.) In the manner of, or according to, diamagnetism.

Diamagnetism (n.) The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies.

Diamagnetism (n.) That form or condition of magnetic action which characterizes diamagnetics.

Diamantiferous (a.) Yielding diamonds.

Diamantine (a.) Adamantine.

Diameter (n.) Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve.

Diameter (n.) A diametral plane.

Diameter (n.) The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or rock.

Diameter (n.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module.

Diametral (a.) Pertaining to a diameter; diametrical.

Diametral (n.) A diameter.

Diametrally (adv.) Diametrically.

Diametric (a.) Alt. of Diametrical

Diametrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a diameter.

Diametrical (a.) As remote as possible, as if at the opposite end of a diameter; directly adverse.

Diametrically (adv.) In a diametrical manner; directly; as, diametrically opposite.

Diamide (n.) Any compound containing two amido groups united with one or more acid or negative radicals, -- as distinguished from a diamine. Cf. Amido acid, under Amido, and Acid amide, under Amide.

Diamido- (a.) A prefix or combining form of Diamine. [Also used adjectively.]

Diamine (n.) A compound containing two amido groups united with one or more basic or positive radicals, -- as contrasted with a diamide.

Diamond (n.) A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.

Diamond (n.) A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight lines, and having two of the interior angles acute and two obtuse; a rhombus; a lozenge.

Diamond (n.) One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.

Diamond (n.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups.

Diamond (n.) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.

Diamond (n.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.

Diamond (a.) Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.

Diamond-back (n.) The salt-marsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris).

Diamonded (a.) Having figures like a diamond or lozenge.

Diamonded (a.) Adorned with diamonds; diamondized.

Diamondize (v. t.) To set with diamonds; to adorn; to enrich.

Diamond-shaped (a.) Shaped like a diamond or rhombus.

Diamylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H20, of the ethylene series, regarded as a polymeric form of amylene.

Dian (a.) Diana.

Diana (n.) The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.

Diandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having two stamens.

Diandrian (a.) Diandrous.

Diandrous (n.) Of or pertaining to the class Diandria; having two stamens.

Dianium (n.) Same as Columbium.

Dianoetic (a.) Pertaining to the discursive faculty, its acts or products.

Dianoialogy (n.) The science of the dianoetic faculties, and their operations.

Dianthus (n.) A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William.

Diapase (n.) Same as Diapason.

Diapasm (n.) Powdered aromatic herbs, sometimes made into little balls and strung together.

Diapason (n.) The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale.

Diapason (n.) Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony.

Diapason (n.) The entire compass of tones.

Diapason (n.) A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal diapason.

Diapason (n.) One of certain stops in the organ, so called because they extend through the scale of the instrument. They are of several kinds, as open diapason, stopped diapason, double diapason, and the like.

Diapedesis (n.) The passage of the corpuscular elements of the blood from the blood vessels into the surrounding tissues, without rupture of the walls of the blood vessels.

Diapente (n.) The interval of the fifth.

Diapente (n.) A composition of five ingredients.

Diaper (n.) Any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2.

Diaper (n.) Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.

Diaper (n.) A towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc.

Diaper (n.) An infant's breechcloth.

Diaper (v. t.) To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving.

Diaper (v. t.) To put a diaper on (a child).

Diaper (v. i.) To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.

Diapering (n.) Same as Diaper, n., 2.

Diaphane (n.) A woven silk stuff with transparent and colored figures; diaper work.

Diaphaned (a.) Transparent or translucent.

Diaphaneity (n.) The quality of being diaphanous; transparency; pellucidness.

Diaphanic (a.) Having power to transmit light; transparent; diaphanous.

Diaphanie (n.) The art of imitating //ined glass with translucent paper.

Diaphanometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the transparency of the air.

Diaphanoscope (n.) A dark box constructed for viewing transparent pictures, with or without a lens.

Diaphanotype (n.) A colored photograph produced by superimposing a translucent colored positive over a strong uncolored one.

Diaphanous (a.) Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.

Diaphanously (adv.) Translucently.

Diaphemetric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the tactile sensibility of parts; as, diaphemetric compasses.

Diaphonic (a.) Alt. of Diaphonical

Diaphonical (a.) Diacoustic.

Diaphonics (n.) The doctrine of refracted sound; diacoustics.

Diaphoresis (n.) Perspiration, or an increase of perspiration.

Diaphoretic (a.) Alt. of Diaphoretical

Diaphoretical (a.) Having the power to increase perspiration.

Diaphoretic (n.) A medicine or agent which promotes perspiration.

Diaphote (n.) An instrument designed for transmitting pictures by telegraph.

Diaphragm (n.) A dividing membrane or thin partition, commonly with an opening through it.

Diaphragm (n.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff.

Diaphragm (n.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts.

Diaphragm (n.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as at the focus of a telescope.

Diaphragm (n.) A partition in any compartment, for various purposes.

Diaphragmatic (a.) Pertaining to a diaphragm; as, diaphragmatic respiration; the diaphragmatic arteries and nerves.

Diaphysis (n.) An abnormal prolongation of the axis of inflorescence.

Diaphysis (n.) The shaft, or main part, of a bone, which is first ossified.

Diapnoic (a.) Slightly increasing an insensible perspiration; mildly diaphoretic.

Diapnoic (n.) A gentle diaphoretic.

Diapophysical (a.) Pertaining to a diapophysis.

Diapophysis (n.) The dorsal transverse, or tubercular, process of a vertebra. See Vertebra.

Diarchy (n.) A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in two persons.

Diarial (a.) Alt. of Diarian

Diarian (a.) Pertaining to a diary; daily.

Diarist (n.) One who keeps a diary.

Diarrhea (n.) Alt. of Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea (n.) A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging or looseness of the bowels; a flux.

Diarrheal (a.) Alt. of Diarrhoeal

Diarrhoeal (a.) Of or pertaining to diarrhea; like diarrhea.

Diarrhetic (a.) Alt. of Diarrhoetic

Diarrhoetic (a.) Producing diarrhea, or a purging.

Diarthrodial (a.) Relating to diarthrosis, or movable articulations.

Diarthrosis (n.) A form of articulation which admits of considerable motion; a complete joint; abarticulation. See Articulation.

Diaries (pl. ) of Diary

Diary (n.) A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary.

Diary (a.) lasting for one day; as, a diary fever.

Diaspore (n.) A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; -- so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.

Diastase (n.) A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.

Diastasic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, diastase; as, diastasic ferment.

Diastasis (n.) A forcible of bones without fracture.

Diastatic (a.) Relating to diastase; having the properties of diastase; effecting the conversion of starch into sugar.

Diastem (n.) Intervening space; interval.

Diastem (n.) An interval.

Diastema (n.) A vacant space, or gap, esp. between teeth in a jaw.

Diaster (n.) A double star; -- applied to the nucleus of a cell, when, during cell division, the loops of the nuclear network separate into two groups, preparatory to the formation of two daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis.

Diastole (n.) The rhythmical expansion or dilatation of the heart and arteries; -- correlative to systole, or contraction.

Diastole (n.) A figure by which a syllable naturally short is made long.

Diastolic (a.) Of or pertaining to diastole.

Diastyle (n.) See under Intercolumniation.

Diatessaron (n.) The interval of a fourth.

Diatessaron (n.) A continuous narrative arranged from the first four books of the New Testament.

Diatessaron (n.) An electuary compounded of four medicines.

Diathermal (a.) Freely permeable by radiant heat.

Diathermancy (n.) Alt. of Diathermaneity

Diathermaneity (n.) The property of transmitting radiant heat; the quality of being diathermous.

Diathermanism (n.) The doctrine or the phenomena of the transmission of radiant heat.

Diathermanous (a.) Having the property of transmitting radiant heat; diathermal; -- opposed to athermanous.

Diathermic (a.) Affording a free passage to heat; as, diathermic substances.

Diathermometer (n.) An instrument for examining the thermal resistance or heat-conducting power of liquids.

Diathermous (a.) Same as Diathermal.

Diathesis (n.) Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid habit which predisposes to a particular disease, or class of diseases.

Diathetic (a.) Pertaining to, or dependent on, a diathesis or special constitution of the body; as, diathetic disease.

Diatom (n.) One of the Diatomaceae, a family of minute unicellular Algae having a siliceous covering of great delicacy, each individual multiplying by spontaneous division. By some authors diatoms are called Bacillariae, but this word is not in general use.

Diatom (n.) A particle or atom endowed with the vital principle.

Diatomic (a.) Containing two atoms.

Diatomic (a.) Having two replaceable atoms or radicals.

Diatomous (a.) Having a single, distinct, diagonal cleavage; -- said of crystals.

Diatonic (a.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.

Diatonically (adv.) In a diatonic manner.

Diatribe (n.) A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.

Diatribist (n.) One who makes a diatribe or diatribes.

Diatryma (n.) An extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich.

Diazeuctic (a.) Alt. of Diazeutic

Diazeutic (a.) Disjoining two fourths; as, the diazeutic tone, which, like that from F to G in modern music, lay between two fourths, and, being joined to either, made a fifth.

Diazo- () A combining form (also used adjectively), meaning pertaining to, or derived from, a series of compounds containing a radical of two nitrogen atoms, united usually to an aromatic radical; as, diazo-benzene, C6H5.N2.OH.

Diazotize (v. t.) To subject to such reactions or processes that diazo compounds, or their derivatives, shall be produced by chemical exchange or substitution.

Dib (v. i.) To dip.

Dib (n.) One of the small bones in the knee joints of sheep uniting the bones above and below the joints.

Dib (n.) A child's game, played with dib bones.

Dibasic (a.) Having two acid hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals, in forming salts; bibasic; -- said of acids, as oxalic or sulphuric acids. Cf. Diacid, Bibasic.

Dibasicity (n.) The property or condition of being dibasic.

Dibber (n.) A dibble.

Dibble (v. i.) A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.

Dibbled (imp. & p. p.) of Dibble

Dibbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dibble

Dibble (v. i.) To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.

Dibble (v. t.) To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.

Dibble (v. t.) To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.

Dibbler (n.) One who, or that which, dibbles, or makes holes in the ground for seed.

Dibranchiata (n. pl.) An order of cephalopods which includes those with two gills, an apparatus for emitting an inky fluid, and either eight or ten cephalic arms bearing suckers or hooks, as the octopi and squids. See Cephalopoda.

Dibranchiate (a.) Having two gills.

Dibranchiate (n.) One of the Dibranchiata.

Dibs (n.) A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.

Dibstone (n.) A pebble used in a child's game called dibstones.

Dibutyl (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C8H18, of the marsh-gas series, being one of several octanes, and consisting of two butyl radicals. Cf. Octane.

Dicacious (a.) Talkative; pert; saucy.

Dicacity (n.) Pertness; sauciness.

Dicalcic (a.) Having two atoms or equivalents of calcium to the molecule.

Dicarbonic (a.) Containing two carbon residues, or two carboxyl or radicals; as, oxalic acid is a dicarbonic acid.

Dicast (n.) A functionary in ancient Athens answering nearly to the modern juryman.

Dicastery (n.) A court of justice; judgment hall.

Die (pl. ) of Dice

Dice (n.) Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.

Diced (imp. & p. p.) of Dice

Dicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dice

Dice (v. i.) To play games with dice.

Dice (v. i.) To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.

Dicebox (n.) A box from which dice are thrown in gaming.

Dicentra (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (D. spectabilis).

Dicephalous (a.) Having two heads on one body; double-headed.

Dicer (n.) A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.

Dich (v. i.) To ditch.

Dichastic (a.) Capable of subdividing spontaneously.

Dichlamydeous (a.) Having two coverings, a calyx and in corolla.

Dichloride (n.) Same as Bichloride.

Dichogamous (a.) Manifesting dichogamy.

Dichogamy (n.) The condition of certain species of plants, in which the stamens and pistil do not mature simultaneously, so that these plants can never fertilize themselves.

Dichotomist (n.) One who dichotomizes.

Dichotomized (imp. & p. p.) of Dichotomize

Dichotomizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dichotomize

Dichotomize (v. t.) To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect.

Dichotomize (v. t.) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3.

Dichotomize (v. i.) To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to become dichotomous.

Dichotomous (a.) Regularly dividing by pairs from bottom to top; as, a dichotomous stem.

Dichotomy (n.) A cutting in two; a division.

Dichotomy (n.) Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts.

Dichotomy (n.) That phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures.

Dichotomy (n.) Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body, into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; successive bifurcation.

Dichotomy (n.) The place where a stem or vein is forked.

Dichotomy (n.) Division into two; especially, the division of a class into two subclasses opposed to each other by contradiction, as the division of the term man into white and not white.

Dichroic (a.) Having the property of dichroism; as, a dichroic crystal.

Dichroiscope (n.) Same as Dichroscope.

Dichroism (n.) The property of presenting different colors by transmitted light, when viewed in two different directions, the colors being unlike in the direction of unlike or unequal axes.

Dichroite (n.) Iolite; -- so called from its presenting two different colors when viewed in two different directions. See Iolite.

Dichroitic (a.) Dichroic.

Dichromate (n.) A salt of chromic acid containing two equivalents of the acid radical to one of the base; -- called also bichromate.

Dichromatic (a.) Having or exhibiting two colors.

Dichromatic (a.) Having two color varieties, or two phases differing in color, independently of age or sex, as in certain birds and insects.

Dichromatism (n.) The state of being dichromatic.

Dichromic (a.) Furnishing or giving two colors; -- said of defective vision, in which all the compound colors are resolvable into two elements instead of three.

Dichroous (a.) Dichroic.

Dichroscope (n.) An instrument for examining the dichroism of crystals.

Dichroscopic (a.) Pertaining to the dichroscope, or to observations with it.

Dicing (n.) An ornamenting in squares or cubes.

Dicing (n.) Gambling with dice.

Dickcissel (n.) The American black-throated bunting (Spiza Americana).

Dickens (n. / interj.) The devil.

Dicker (n.) The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves.

Dicker (n.) A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to make a dicker.

Dicker (v. i. & t.) To negotiate a dicker; to barter.

Dickey (n.) Alt. of Dicky

Dicky (n.) A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.

Dicky (n.) A false shirt front or bosom.

Dicky (n.) A gentleman's shirt collar.

Diclinic (a.) Having two of the intersections between the three axes oblique. See Crystallization.

Diclinous (a.) Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.

Dicoccous (a.) Composed of two coherent, one-seeded carpels; as, a dicoccous capsule.

Dicotyledon (n.) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.

Dicotyledonous (a.) Having two cotyledons or seed lobes; as, a dicotyledonous plant.

Dicrotal (a.) Alt. of Dicrotous

Dicrotous (a.) Dicrotic.

Dicrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse.

Dicrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave.

Dicrotism (n.) A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart.

Dicta (n. pl.) See Dictum.

Dictamen (n.) A dictation or dictate.

Dictamnus (n.) A suffrutescent, D. Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.

Dictated (imp. & p. p.) of Dictate

Dictating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dictate

Dictate (v. t.) To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.

Dictate (v. t.) To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.

Dictate (v. i.) To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on).

Dictate (v. i.) To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.

Dictate (v. t.) A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel.

Dictation (n.) The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.

Dictation (n.) The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

Dictator (n.) One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.

Dictator (n.) One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.

Dictatorial (a.) Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.

Dictatorial (a.) Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical; overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner.

Dictatorian (a.) Dictatorial.

Dictatorship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.

Dictatory (a.) Dogmatical; overbearing; dictatorial.

Dictatress (n.) A woman who dictates or commands.

Dictatrix (n.) A dictatress.

Dictature (n.) Office of a dictator; dictatorship.

Diction (n.) Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.

Dictionalrian (n.) A lexicographer.

Dictionaries (pl. ) of Dictionary

Dictionary (n.) A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.

Dictionary (n.) Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.

Dicta (pl. ) of Dictum

Dictums (pl. ) of Dictum

Dictum (n.) An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm.

Dictum (n.) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.

Dictum (n.) The report of a judgment made by one of the judges who has given it.

Dictum (n.) An arbitrament or award.

Dictyogen (n.) A plant with net-veined leaves, and monocotyledonous embryos, belonging to the class Dictyogenae, proposed by Lindley for the orders Dioscoreaceae, Smilaceae, Trilliaceae, etc.

Dicyanide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two cyanogen groups or radicals; -- called also bicyanide.

Dicyemata (n. pl.) An order of worms parasitic in cephalopods. They are remarkable for the extreme simplicity of their structure. The embryo exists in two forms.

Dicyemid (a.) Like or belonging to the Dicyemata.

Dicyemid (n.) One of the Dicyemata.

Dicynodont (n.) One of a group of extinct reptiles having the jaws armed with a horny beak, as in turtles, and in the genus Dicynodon, supporting also a pair of powerful tusks. Their remains are found in triassic strata of South Africa and India.

Did () imp. of Do.

Didactic (a.) Alt. of Didactical

Didactical (a.) Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays.

Didactic (n.) A treatise on teaching or education.

Didactically (adv.) In a didactic manner.

Didacticism (n.) The didactic method or system.

Didacticity (n.) Aptitude for teaching.

Didactics (n.) The art or science of teaching.

Didactyl (n.) An animal having only two digits.

Didactylous (a.) Having only two digits; two-toed.

Didal (n.) A kind of triangular spade.

Didapper (n.) See Dabchick.

Didascalar (a.) Didascalic.

Didascalic (a.) Didactic; preceptive.

Diddle (v. i.) To totter, as a child in walking.

Diddle (v. t.) To cheat or overreach.

Diddler (n.) A cheat.

Didelphia (n. pl.) The subclass of Mammalia which includes the marsupials. See Marsupialia.

Didelphian (a.) Of or relating to the Didelphia.

Didelphian (n.) One of the Didelphia.

Didelphic (a.) Having the uterus double; of or pertaining to the Didelphia.

Didelphid (a.) Same as Didelphic.

Didelphid (n.) A marsupial animal.

Didelphous (a.) Didelphic.

Didelphyc (a.) Same as Didelphic.

Didelphous (n.) Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an American genus which includes the opossums, of which there are many species. See Opossum. [Written also Didelphis.] See Illustration in Appendix.

Didine (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Didus, or the dodo.

Didos (pl. ) of Dido

Dido (n.) A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.

Didonia (n.) The curve which on a given surface and with a given perimeter contains the greatest area.

Didrachm (n.) Alt. of Didrachma

Didrachma (n.) A two-drachma piece; an ancient Greek silver coin, worth nearly forty cents.

Didst () the 2d pers. sing. imp. of Do.

Diducement (n.) Diduction; separation into distinct parts.

Diduction (n.) The act of drawing apart; separation.

Didym (n.) See Didymium.

Didymium (n.) A rare metallic substance usually associated with the metal cerium; -- hence its name. It was formerly supposed to be an element, but has since been found to consist of two simpler elementary substances, neodymium and praseodymium. See Neodymium, and Praseodymium.

Didymous (a.) Growing in pairs or twins.

Didynamia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having four stamens disposed in pairs of unequal length.

Didynamian (a.) Didynamous.

Didynamous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Didynamia; containing four stamens disposed in pairs of unequal length.

Died (imp. & p. p.) of Die

Dying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Die

Die (v. i.) To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought.

Die (v. i.) To suffer death; to lose life.

Die (v. i.) To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.

Die (v. i.) To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

Die (v. i.) To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.

Die (v. i.) To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away.

Die (v. i.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

Die (v. i.) To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

Dice (pl. ) of Die

Dies (pl. ) of Die

Die (n.) A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice.

Die (n.) Any small cubical or square body.

Die (n.) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

Die (n.) That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.

Die (n.) A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.

Die (n.) A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing.

Die (n.) A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.

Diecian (a.) Alt. of Diecious

Diecious (a.) See Dioecian, and Dioecious.

Diedral (a.) The same as Dihedral.

Diegesis (n.) A narrative or history; a recital or relation.

Dielectric (n.) Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor. separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body.

Dielytra (n.) See Dicentra.

Diencephalon (n.) The interbrain or thalamencephalon; -- sometimes abbreviated to dien. See Thalamencephalon.

Dieresis (n.) Same as Diaeresis.

Diesinker (n.) An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.

Diesinking (n.) The process of engraving dies.

Dieses (pl. ) of Diesis

Diesis (n.) A small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of intervals.

Diesis (n.) The mark /; -- called also double dagger.

Dies Irae () Day of wrath; -- the name and beginning of a famous mediaeval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment.

Dies juridici (pl. ) of Dies juridicus

Dies juridicus () A court day.

Dies non () A day on which courts are not held, as Sunday or any legal holiday.

Diestock (n.) A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.

Diet (n.) Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.

Diet (n.) A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.

Dieted (imp. & p. p.) of Diet

Dieting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diet

Diet (v. t.) To cause to take food; to feed.

Diet (v. t.) To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.

Diet (v. i.) To eat; to take one's meals.

Diet (v. i.) To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.

Diet (n.) A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521.

Dietarian (n.) One who lives in accordance with prescribed rules for diet; a dieter.

Dietary (a.) Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet.

Dietaries (pl. ) of Dietary

Dietary (n.) A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.

Dieter (n.) One who diets; one who prescribes, or who partakes of, food, according to hygienic rules.

Dietetic (a.) Alt. of Dietetical

Dietetical (a.) Of or performance to diet, or to the rules for regulating the kind and quantity of food to be eaten.

Dietetically (adv.) In a dietetical manner.

Dietetics (n.) That part of the medical or hygienic art which relates to diet or food; rules for diet.

Dietetist (n.) A physician who applies the rules of dietetics to the cure of diseases.

Diethylamine (n.) A colorless, volatile, alkaline liquid, NH(C2H5)2, having a strong fishy odor resembling that of herring or sardines. Cf. Methylamine.

Dietic (a.) Dietetic.

Dietical (a.) Dietetic.

Dietine (n.) A subordinate or local assembly; a diet of inferior rank.

Dietist (n.) Alt. of Dietitian

Dietitian (n.) One skilled in dietetics.

Diffame (n.) Evil name; bad reputation; defamation.

Diffarreation (n.) A form of divorce, among the ancient Romans, in which a cake was used. See Confarreation.

Differed (imp. & p. p.) of Differ

Differing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Differ

Differ (v. i.) To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from.

Differ (v. i.) To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with.

Differ (v. i.) To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend.

Differ (v. t.) To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance.

Difference (n.) The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of heat, or of light; what is the difference between the innocent and the guilty?

Difference (n.) Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy.

Difference (n.) That by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute.

Difference (n.) Choice; preference.

Difference (n.) An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish the bearings of two persons, which would otherwise be the same. See Augmentation, and Marks of cadency, under Cadency.

Difference (n.) The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.

Difference (n.) The quantity by which one quantity differs from another, or the remainder left after subtracting the one from the other.

Differenced (imp. & p. p.) of Difference

Differencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Difference

Difference (v. t.) To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish.

Different (a.) Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

Different (a.) Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.

Differentiae (pl. ) of Differentia

Differentia (n.) The formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species; the characteristic attribute of a species; specific difference.

Differential (a.) Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate.

Differential (a.) Of or pertaining to a differential, or to differentials.

Differential (a.) Relating to differences of motion or leverage; producing effects by such differences; said of mechanism.

Differential (n.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity.

Differential (n.) A small difference in rates which competing railroad lines, in establishing a common tariff, allow one of their number to make, in order to get a fair share of the business. The lower rate is called a differential rate. Differentials are also sometimes granted to cities.

Differential (n.) One of two coils of conducting wire so related to one another or to a magnet or armature common to both, that one coil produces polar action contrary to that of the other.

Differential (n.) A form of conductor used for dividing and distributing the current to a series of electric lamps so as to maintain equal action in all.

Differentially (adv.) In the way of differentiation.

Differentiate (v. t.) To distinguish or mark by a specific difference; to effect a difference in, as regards classification; to develop differential characteristics in; to specialize; to desynonymize.

Differentiate (v. t.) To express the specific difference of; to describe the properties of (a thing) whereby it is differenced from another of the same class; to discriminate.

Differentiate (v. t.) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation.

Differentiate (v. i.) To acquire a distinct and separate character.

Differentiation (n.) The act of differentiating.

Differentiation (n.) The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.

Differentiation (n.) The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.

Differentiation (n.) The supposed act or tendency in being of every kind, whether organic or inorganic, to assume or produce a more complex structure or functions.

Differentiator (n.) One who, or that which, differentiates.

Differently (adv.) In a different manner; variously.

Differingly (adv.) In a differing or different manner.

Difficile (a.) Difficult; hard to manage; stubborn.

Difficilitate (v. t.) To make difficult.

Difficult (a.) Hard to do or to make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous.

Difficult (a.) Hard to manage or to please; not easily wrought upon; austere; stubborn; as, a difficult person.

Difficult (v. t.) To render difficult; to impede; to perplex.

Difficultate (v. t.) To render difficult; to difficilitate.

Difficultly (adv.) With difficulty.

Difficultness (n.) Difficulty.

Difficulties (pl. ) of Difficulty

Difficulty (n.) The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness; -- opposed to easiness or facility; as, the difficulty of a task or enterprise; a work of difficulty.

Difficulty (n.) Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology.

Difficulty (n.) A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.

Difficulty (n.) Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; -- usually in the plural; as, to be in difficulties.

Diffide (v. i.) To be distrustful.

Diffidence (n.) The state of being diffident; distrust; want of confidence; doubt of the power, ability, or disposition of others.

Diffidence (n.) Distrust of one's self or one's own powers; lack of self-reliance; modesty; modest reserve; bashfulness.

Diffidency (n.) See Diffidence.

Diffident (a.) Wanting confidence in others; distrustful.

Diffident (a.) Wanting confidence in one's self; distrustful of one's own powers; not self-reliant; timid; modest; bashful; characterized by modest reserve.

Diffidently (adv.) In a diffident manner.

Diffind (v. t.) To split.

Diffine (v. t.) To define.

Diffinitive (a.) Definitive; determinate; final.

Diffission (n.) Act of cleaving or splitting.

Difflation (n.) A blowing apart or away.

Diffluence (n.) Alt. of Diffluency

Diffluency (n.) A flowing off on all sides; fluidity.

Diffluent (a.) Flowing apart or off; dissolving; not fixed.

Difform (a.) Irregular in form; -- opposed to uniform; anomalous; hence, unlike; dissimilar; as, to difform corolla, the parts of which do not correspond in size or proportion; difform leaves.

Difformity (n.) Irregularity of form; diversity of form; want of uniformity.

Diffracted (imp. & p. p.) of Diffract

Diffracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diffract

Diffract (v. t.) To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, a/ rays of light.

Diffraction (n.) The deflection and decomposition of light in passing by the edges of opaque bodies or through narrow slits, causing the appearance of parallel bands or fringes of prismatic colors, as by the action of a grating of fine lines or bars.

Diffractive (a.) That produces diffraction.

Diffranchise () Alt. of Diffranchisement

Diffranchisement () See Disfranchise, Disfranchisement.

Diffusate (n.) Material which, in the process of catalysis, has diffused or passed through the separating membrane.

Diffused (imp. & p. p.) of Diffuse

Diffusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diffuse

Diffuse (v. t.) To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to diffuse information.

Diffuse (v. i.) To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.

Diffuse (a.) Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full; esp., of style, opposed to concise or terse; verbose; prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer.

Diffused (a.) Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse.

Diffusely (adv.) In a diffuse manner.

Diffuseness (n.) The quality of being diffuse; especially, in writing, the use of a great or excessive number of word to express the meaning; copiousness; verbosity; prolixity.

Diffuser (n.) One who, or that which, diffuses.

Diffusibility (n.) The quality of being diffusible; capability of being poured or spread out.

Diffusible (a.) Capable of flowing or spreading in all directions; that may be diffused.

Diffusible (a.) Capable of passing through animal membranes by osmosis.

Diffusibleness (n.) Diffusibility.

Diffusion (n.) The act of diffusing, or the state of being diffused; a spreading; extension; dissemination; circulation; dispersion.

Diffusion (n.) The act of passing by osmosis through animal membranes, as in the distribution of poisons, gases, etc., through the body. Unlike absorption, diffusion may go on after death, that is, after the blood ceases to circulate.

Diffusive (a.) Having the quality of diffusing; capable of spreading every way by flowing; spreading widely; widely reaching; copious; diffuse.

Diffusively (adv.) In a diffusive manner.

Diffusiveness (n.) The quality or state of being diffusive or diffuse; extensiveness; expansion; dispersion. Especially of style: Diffuseness; want of conciseness; prolixity.

Diffusivity (n.) Tendency to become diffused; tendency, as of heat, to become equalized by spreading through a conducting medium.

Dug (imp. & p. p.) of Dig

Digged () of Dig

Digging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dig

Dig (v. t.) To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.

Dig (v. t.) To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.

Dig (v. t.) To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.

Dig (v. t.) To thrust; to poke.

Dig (v. i.) To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve.

Dig (v. i.) To take ore from its bed, in distinction from making excavations in search of ore.

Dig (v. i.) To work like a digger; to study ploddingly and laboriously.

Dig (n.) A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.

Dig (v. t.) A plodding and laborious student.

Digamist (n.) One who marries a second time; a deuterogamist.

Digamma (n.) A letter (/, /) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.

Digammate (a.) Alt. of Digammated

Digammated (a.) Having the digamma or its representative letter or sound; as, the Latin word vis is a digammated form of the Greek /.

Digamous (a.) Pertaining to a second marriage, that is, one after the death of the first wife or the first husband.

Digamy (n.) Act, or state, of being twice married; deuterogamy.

Digastric (a.) Having two bellies; biventral; -- applied to muscles which are fleshy at each end and have a tendon in the middle, and esp. to the muscle which pulls down the lower jaw.

Digastric (a.) Pertaining to the digastric muscle of the lower jaw; as, the digastric nerves.

Digenea (n. pl.) A division of Trematoda in which alternate generations occur, the immediate young not resembling their parents.

Digenesis (n.) The faculty of multiplying in two ways; -- by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis.

Digenous (a.) Sexually reproductive.

Digerent () Digesting.

Digested (imp. & p. p.) of Digest

Digesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Digest

Digest (v. t.) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.

Digest (v. t.) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.

Digest (v. t.) To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.

Digest (v. t.) To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.

Digest (v. t.) Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.

Digest (v. t.) To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.

Digest (v. t.) To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.

Digest (v. t.) To ripen; to mature.

Digest (v. t.) To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.

Digest (v. i.) To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.

Digest (v. i.) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.

Digest (v. t.) That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles

Digest (v. t.) A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.

Digestedly (adv.) In a digested or well-arranged manner; methodically.

Digester (n.) One who digests.

Digester (n.) A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power.

Digester (n.) A strong closed vessel, in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them.

Digestibility (n.) The quality of being digestible.

Digestible (a.) Capable of being digested.

Digestibleness (n.) The quality of being digestible; digestibility.

Digestion (n.) The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.

Digestion (n.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.

Digestion (n.) Generation of pus; suppuration.

Digestive (a.) Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments.

Digestive (n.) That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.

Digestive (n.) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.

Digestive (n.) A tonic.

Digestor (n.) See Digester.

Digesture (n.) Digestion.

Diggable (a.) Capable of being dug.

Digger (n.) One who, or that which, digs.

Diggers (n. pl.) A degraded tribe of California Indians; -- so called from their practice of digging roots for food.

Digging (n.) The act or the place of excavating.

Digging (n.) Places where ore is dug; especially, certain localities in California, Australia, and elsewhere, at which gold is obtained.

Digging (n.) Region; locality.

Dight (imp. & p. p.) of Dight

Dighted () of Dight

Dighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dight

Dight (v. t.) To prepare; to put in order; hence, to dress, or put on; to array; to adorn.

Dight (v. t.) To have sexual intercourse with.

Dighter (n.) One who dights.

Digit (n.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.

Digit (n.) A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.

Digit (n.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; -- so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing.

Digit (n.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; -- a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.

Digit (v. t.) To point at or out with the finger.

Digital (a.) Of or performance to the fingers, or to digits; done with the fingers; as, digital compression; digital examination.

Digitain (n.) Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the "French extract," the "German extract," etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties.

Digitain (n.) A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a white, crystalline substance, and is regarded as a glucoside.

Digitalis (n.) A genus of plants including the foxglove.

Digitalis (n.) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), used in heart disease, disturbance of the circulation, etc.

Digitate (v. t.) To point out as with the finger.

Digitate (a.) Alt. of Digitated

Digitated (a.) Having several leaflets arranged, like the fingers of the hand, at the extremity of a stem or petiole. Also, in general, characterized by digitation.

Digitation (n.) A division into fingers or fingerlike processes; also, a fingerlike process.

Digitiform (a.) Formed like a finger or fingers; finger-shaped; as, a digitiform root.

Digitigrade (a.) Walking on the toes; -- distinguished from plantigrade.

Digitigrade (n.) An animal that walks on its toes, as the cat, lion, wolf, etc.; -- distinguished from a plantigrade, which walks on the palm of the foot.

Digitipartite (a.) Parted like the fingers.

Digitize (v. t.) To finger; as, to digitize a pen.

Digitorium (n.) A small dumb keyboard used by pianists for exercising the fingers; -- called also dumb piano.

Digitule (n.) A little finger or toe, or something resembling one.

Digladiate (v. i.) To fight like gladiators; to contend fiercely; to dispute violently.

Digladiation (n.) Act of digladiating.

Diglottism (n.) Bilingualism.

Diglyph (n.) A projecting face like the triglyph, but having only two channels or grooves sunk in it.

Dignation (n.) The act of thinking worthy; honor.

Digne (a.) Worthy; honorable; deserving.

Digne (a.) Suitable; adequate; fit.

Digne (a.) Haughty; disdainful.

Dignification (n.) The act of dignifying; exaltation.

Dignified (a.) Marked with dignity; stately; as, a dignified judge.

Dignified (imp. & p. p.) of Dignify

Dignifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dignify

Dignify (v. t.) To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor.

Dignitaries (pl. ) of Dignitary

Dignitary (n.) One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.

Dignities (pl. ) of Dignity

Dignity (n.) The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.

Dignity (n.) Elevation; grandeur.

Dignity (n.) Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.

Dignity (n.) Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; stateliness; -- said of //en, manner, style, etc.

Dignity (n.) One holding high rank; a dignitary.

Dignity (n.) Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.

Dignotion (n.) Distinguishing mark; diagnostic.

Digonous (a.) Having two angles.

Digram (n.) A digraph.

Digraph (n.) Two signs or characters combined to express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath.

Digraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to a digraph.

Digressed (imp. & p. p.) of Digress

Digressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Digress

Digress (v. i.) To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.

Digress (v. i.) To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend.

Digress (n.) Digression.

Digression (n.) The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.

Digression (n.) A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.

Digression (n.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets.

Digressional (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, a digression; departing from the main purpose or subject.

Digressive (a.) Departing from the main subject; partaking of the nature of digression.

Digressively (adv.) By way of digression.

Digue (n.) A bank; a dike.

Digynia (n.) A Linnaean order of plants having two styles.

Digynian (a.) Alt. of Digynous

Digynous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Digynia; having two styles.

Dihedral (a.) Having two plane faces; as, the dihedral summit of a crystal.

Dihedron (n.) A figure with two sides or surfaces.

Dihexagonal (a.) Consisting of two hexagonal parts united; thus, a dihexagonal pyramid is composed of two hexagonal pyramids placed base to base.

Dihexagonal (a.) Having twelve similar faces; as, a dihexagonal prism.

Diiamb (n.) A diiambus.

Diiambus (n.) A double iambus; a foot consisting of two iambuses (/ / / /).

Diiodide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two atoms of iodine; -- called also biniodide.

Diisatogen (n.) A red crystalline nitrogenous substance or artificial production, which by reduction passes directly to indigo.

Dijudicant (n.) One who dijudicates.

Dijudicated (imp. & p. p.) of Dijudicate

Dijucating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dijudicate

Dijudicate (v. i.) To make a judicial decision; to decide; to determine.

Dijudication (n.) The act of dijudicating; judgment.

Dika (n.) A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the Irvingia Barteri, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; -- called also dika bread.

Dike (n.) A ditch; a channel for water made by digging.

Dike (n.) An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee.

Dike (n.) A wall of turf or stone.

Dike (n.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata.

Diked (imp. & p. p.) of Dike

Diking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dike

Dike (v. t.) To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.

Dike (v. t.) To drain by a dike or ditch.

Dike (v. i.) To work as a ditcher; to dig.

Diker (n.) A ditcher.

Diker (n.) One who builds stone walls; usually, one who builds them without lime.

Dilacerated (imp. & p. p.) of Dilacerate

Dilacerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilacerate

Dilacerate (v. t.) To rend asunder; to tear to pieces.

Dilaceration (n.) The act of rending asunder.

Dilaniate (v. t.) To rend in pieces; to tear.

Dilaniation (n.) A rending or tearing in pieces; dilaceration.

Dilapidated (imp. & p. p.) of Dilapidate

Dilapidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilapidate

Dilapidate (v. t.) To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building.

Dilapidate (v. t.) To impair by waste and abuse; to squander.

Dilapidate (v. i.) To get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to become decayed; as, the church was suffered to dilapidate.

Dilapidated (a.) Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.

Dilapidation (n.) The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.

Dilapidation (n.) Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.

Dilapidation (n.) The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.

Dilapidator (n.) One who causes dilapidation.

Dilatability (n.) The quality of being dilatable, or admitting expansion; -- opposed to contractibility.

Dilatable (a.) Capable of expansion; that may be dilated; -- opposed to contractible; as, the lungs are dilatable by the force of air; air is dilatable by heat.

Dilatation (n.) Prolixity; diffuse discourse.

Dilatation (n.) The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al/ sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.

Dilatation (n.) A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.

Dilatator (n.) A muscle which dilates any part; a dilator.

Dilated (imp. & p. p.) of Dilate

Dilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilate

Dilate (v. t.) To expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; -- opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat.

Dilate (v. t.) To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.

Dilate (v. i.) To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.

Dilate (v. i.) To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon.

Dilate (a.) Extensive; expanded.

Dilated (a.) Expanded; enlarged.

Dilated (a.) Widening into a lamina or into lateral winglike appendages.

Dilated (a.) Having the margin wide and spreading.

Dilatedly (adv.) In a dilated manner.

Dilater (n.) One who, or that which, dilates, expands, o r enlarges.

Dilation (n.) Delay.

Dilation (n.) The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.

Dilative (a.) Causing dilation; tending to dilate, on enlarge; expansive.

Dilatometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the dilatation or expansion of a substance, especially of a fluid.

Dilator (n.) One who, or that which, widens or expands.

Dilator (n.) A muscle that dilates any part.

Dilator (n.) An instrument for expanding a part; as, a urethral dilator.

Dilatorily (adv.) With delay; tardily.

Dilatoriness (n.) The quality of being dilatory; lateness; slowness; tardiness; sluggishness.

Dilatory (a.) Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant.

Dilatory (a.) Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; -- said of actions or measures.

Dildo (n.) A burden in popular songs.

Dildo (n.) A columnar cactaceous plant of the West Indies (Cereus Swartzii).

Dilection (n.) Love; choice.

Dilemma (n.) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses.

Dilemma (n.) A state of things in which evils or obstacles present themselves on every side, and it is difficult to determine what course to pursue; a vexatious alternative or predicament; a difficult choice or position.

Dilettant (a.) Of or pertaining to dilettanteism; amateur; as, dilettant speculation.

Dilettant (n.) A dilettante.

Dilettanti (pl. ) of Dilettante

Dilettante (v. t.) An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only.

Dilettanteish (a.) Somewhat like a dilettante.

Dilettanteism (n.) The state or quality of being a dilettante; the desultory pursuit of art, science, or literature.

Dilettantish (a.) Dilettanteish.

Dilettantism (n.) Same as Dilettanteism.

Diligence (n.) The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence.

Diligence (n.) Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.

Diligence (n.) Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

Diligence (n.) A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.

Diligency (n.) Diligence; care; persevering endeavor.

Diligent (a.) Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent.

Diligent (a.) Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious.

Diligently (adv.) In a diligent manner; not carelessly; not negligently; with industry or assiduity.

Dill (n.) An herb (Peucedanum graveolens), the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; -- called also dillseed.

Dill (a.) To still; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.

Dilling (n.) A darling; a favorite.

Dilluing (n.) A process of sorting ore by washing in a hand sieve.

Dilly (n.) A kind of stagecoach.

Dilly-dally (v. i.) To loiter or trifle; to waste time.

Dilogical (a.) Ambiguous; of double meaning.

Dilogies (pl. ) of Dilogy

Dilogy (n.) An ambiguous speech; a figure in which a word is used an equivocal sense.

Dilucid (a.) Clear; lucid.

Dilucidate (v. t.) To elucidate.

Dilucidation (n.) The act of making clear.

Diluent (a.) Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water.

Diluent (n.) That which dilutes.

Diluent (n.) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.

Diluted (imp. & p. p.) of Dilute

Diluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilute

Dilute (v. t.) To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.

Dilute (v. t.) To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.

Dilute (v. i.) To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.

Dilute (a.) Diluted; thin; weak.

Diluted (a.) Reduced in strength; thin; weak.

Diluteness (n.) The quality or state of being dilute.

Diluter (n.) One who, or that which, dilutes or makes thin, more liquid, or weaker.

Dilution (n.) The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.

Diluvial (a.) Of or pertaining to a flood or deluge, esp. to the great deluge in the days of Noah; diluvian.

Diluvial (a.) Effected or produced by a flood or deluge of water; -- said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient or existing water courses. Similar unstratified deposits were formed by the agency of ice. The time of deposition has been called the Diluvian epoch.

Diluvialist (n.) One who explains geological phenomena by the Noachian deluge.

Diluvian (a.) Of or pertaining to a deluge, esp. to the Noachian deluge; diluvial; as, of diluvian origin.

Diluviate (v. i.) To run as a flood.

Diluviums (pl. ) of Diluvium

Diluvia (pl. ) of Diluvium

Diluvium (n.) A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.

Dim (superl.) Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure; indistinct; overcast; tarnished.

Dim (superl.) Of obscure vision; not seeing clearly; hence, dull of apprehension; of weak perception; obtuse.

Dimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Dim

Dimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dim

Dim (v. t.) To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse.

Dim (v. t.) To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.

Dim (v. i.) To grow dim.

Dimble (n.) A bower; a dingle.

Dime (n.) A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.

Dimension (n.) Measure in a single line, as length, breadth, height, thickness, or circumference; extension; measurement; -- usually, in the plural, measure in length and breadth, or in length, breadth, and thickness; extent; size; as, the dimensions of a room, or of a ship; the dimensions of a farm, of a kingdom.

Dimension (n.) Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.

Dimension (n.) The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.

Dimension (n.) A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.

Dimension (n.) The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.

Dimensional (a.) Pertaining to dimension.

Dimensioned (a.) Having dimensions.

Dimensionless (a.) Without dimensions; having no appreciable or noteworthy extent.

Dimensity (n.) Dimension.

Dimensive (a.) Without dimensions; marking dimensions or the limits.

Dimera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera, having two joints to the tarsi.

Dimera (n. pl.) A division of the Hemiptera, including the aphids.

Dimeran (n.) One of the Dimera.

Dimerous (a.) Composed of, or having, two parts of each kind.

Dimeter (a.) Having two poetical measures or meters.

Dimeter (n.) A verse of two meters.

Dimethyl (n.) Ethane; -- sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See Ethane.

Dimetric (a.) Same as Tetragonal.

Dimication (n.) A fight; contest.

Dimidiate (a.) Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form.

Dimidiate (a.) Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half; as, a dimidiate leaf, which has only one side developed.

Dimidiate (a.) Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side; as, dimidiate hermaphroditism.

Dimidiated (imp. & p. p.) of Dimidiate

Dimidiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dimidiate

Dimidiate (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.

Dimidiate (v. t.) To represent the half of; to halve.

Dimidiation (n.) The act of dimidiating or halving; the state of being dimidiate.

Diminished (imp. & p. p.) of Diminish

Diminishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diminish

Diminish (v. t.) To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to augment or increase.

Diminish (v. t.) To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.

Diminish (v. t.) To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.

Diminish (v. t.) To take away; to subtract.

Diminish (v. i.) To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.

Diminishable (a.) Capable of being diminished or lessened.

Diminisher (n.) One who, or that which, diminishes anything.

Diminishingly (adv.) In a manner to diminish.

Diminishment (n.) Diminution.

Diminuendo (adv.) In a gradually diminishing manner; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; -- expressed on the staff by Dim., or Dimin., or the sign.

Diminuent (a.) Lessening.

Diminutal (a.) Indicating or causing diminution.

Diminute (a.) Small; diminished; diminutive.

Diminutely (adv.) Diminutively.

Diminution (n.) The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to augmentation or increase.

Diminution (n.) The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.

Diminution (n.) Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.

Diminution (n.) In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.

Diminutival (a.) Indicating diminution; diminutive.

Diminutival (n.) A diminutive.

Diminutive (a.) Below the average size; very small; little.

Diminutive (a.) Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.

Diminutive (a.) Tending to diminish.

Diminutive (n.) Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.

Diminutive (n.) A derivative from a noun, denoting a small or a young object of the same kind with that denoted by the primitive; as, gosling, eaglet, lambkin.

Diminutively (adv.) In a diminutive manner.

Diminutiveness (n.) The quality of being diminutive; smallness; littleness; minuteness.

Dimish (a.) See Dimmish.

Dimission (n.) Leave to depart; a dismissing.

Dimissory (a.) Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction; granting leave to depart.

Dimit (v. t.) To dismiss, let go, or release.

Dimity (n.) A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.

Dimly (adv.) In a dim or obscure manner; not brightly or clearly; with imperfect sight.

Dimmish (a.) Alt. of Dimmy

Dimmy (a.) Somewhat dim; as, dimmish eyes.

Dimness (n.) The state or quality / being dim; lack of brightness, clearness, or distinctness; dullness; obscurity.

Dimness (n.) Dullness, or want of clearness, of vision or of intellectual perception.

Dimorph (n.) Either one of the two forms of a dimorphous substance; as, calcite and aragonite are dimorphs.

Dimorphic (a.) Having the property of dimorphism; dimorphous.

Dimorphism (n.) Difference of form between members of the same species, as when a plant has two kinds of flowers, both hermaphrodite (as in the partridge berry), or when there are two forms of one or both sexes of the same species of butterfly.

Dimorphism (n.) Crystallization in two independent forms of the same chemical compound, as of calcium carbonate as calcite and aragonite.

Dimorphous (a.) Characterized by dimorphism; occurring under two distinct forms, not dependent on sex; dimorphic.

Dimorphous (a.) Crystallizing under two forms fundamentally different, while having the same chemical composition.

Dimple (n.) A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.

Dimple (n.) A slight indentation on any surface.

Dimpled (imp. & p. p.) of Dimple

Dimpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dimple

Dimple (v. i.) To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.

Dimple (v. t.) To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.

Dimplement (n.) The state of being dimpled, or marked with gentle depressions.

Dimply (a.) Full of dimples, or small depressions; dimpled; as, the dimply pool.

Dim-sighted (a.) Having dim sight; lacking perception.

Dimya (n. pl.) Alt. of Dimyaria

Dimyaria (n. pl.) An order of lamellibranchiate mollusks having an anterior and posterior adductor muscle, as the common clam. See Bivalve.

Dimyarian (a.) Like or pertaining to the Dimya.

Dimyarian (n.) One of the Dimya.

Dimyary (a. & n.) Same as Dimyarian.

Din (n.) Loud, confused, harsh noise; a loud, continuous, rattling or clanging sound; clamor; roar.

Dinned (imp. & p. p.) of Din

Dinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Din

Din (n.) To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor; as, to din the ears with cries.

Din (n.) To utter with a din; to repeat noisily; to ding.

Din (v. i.) To sound with a din; a ding.

Dinaphthyl (n.) A colorless, crystalline hydrocarbon, C20H14, obtained from naphthylene, and consisting of a doubled naphthylene radical.

Dinar (n.) A petty money of accounts of Persia.

Dinar (n.) An ancient gold coin of the East.

Dinarchy (n.) See Diarchy.

Dined (imp. & p. p.) of Dine

Dining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dine

Dine (v. i.) To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.

Dine (v. t.) To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed; as, to dine a hundred men.

Dine (v. t.) To dine upon; to have to eat.

Diner (n.) One who dines.

Diner-out (n.) One who often takes his dinner away from home, or in company.

Dinetical (a.) Revolving on an axis.

Dinged (imp. & p. p.) of Ding

Dang () of Ding

Dung () of Ding

Dinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ding

Ding (v. t.) To dash; to throw violently.

Ding (v. t.) To cause to sound or ring.

Ding (v. i.) To strike; to thump; to pound.

Ding (v. i.) To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.

Ding (v. i.) To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to bluster.

Ding (n.) A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.

Dingdong (n.) The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound.

Dingdong (n.) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.

Dingey (n.) Alt. of Dinghy

Dingy (n.) Alt. of Dinghy

Dinghy (n.) A kind of boat used in the East Indies.

Dinghy (n.) A ship's smallest boat.

Dingily (adv.) In a dingy manner.

Dinginess (n.) Quality of being dingy; a dusky hue.

Dingle (n.) A narrow dale; a small dell; a small, secluded, and embowered valley.

Dingle-dangle (adv.) In a dangling manner.

Dingo (n.) A wild dog found in Australia, but supposed to have introduced at a very early period. It has a wolflike face, bushy tail, and a reddish brown color.

Dingthrift (n.) A spendthrift.

Dingy (superl.) Soiled; sullied; of a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty.

Dinichthys (n.) A genus of large extinct Devonian ganoid fishes. In some parts of Ohio remains of the Dinichthys are abundant, indicating animals twenty feet in length.

Dining (n. & a.) from Dine, a.

Dink (a.) Trim; neat.

Dink (v. t.) To deck; -- often with out or up.

Dinmont (n.) A wether sheep between one and two years old.

Dinner (n.) The principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities) at a later hour.

Dinner (n.) An entertainment; a feast.

Dinnerless (a.) Having no dinner.

Dinnerly (a.) Of or pertaining to dinner.

Dinoceras (n.) A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming; -- called also Uintatherium. See Illustration in Appendix.

Dinornis (n.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa.

Dinosaur (n.) Alt. of Dinosaurian

Dinosaurian (n.) One of the Dinosauria.

Dinosauria (n. pl.) An order of extinct mesozoic reptiles, mostly of large size (whence the name). Notwithstanding their size, they present birdlike characters in the skeleton, esp. in the pelvis and hind limbs. Some walked on their three-toed hind feet, thus producing the large "bird tracks," so-called, of mesozoic sandstones; others were five-toed and quadrupedal. See Illust. of Compsognathus, also Illustration of Dinosaur in Appendix.

Dinothere (n.) Alt. of Dinotherium

Dinotherium (n.) A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable fora pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw.

Dinoxide (n.) Same as Dioxide.

Dinsome (a.) Full of din.

Dint (n.) A blow; a stroke.

Dint (n.) The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.

Dint (n.) Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of.

Dinted (imp. & p. p.) of Dint

Dinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dint

Dint (v. t.) To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent.

Dinumeration (n.) Enumeration.

Diocesan (a.) Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions.

Diocesan (n.) A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York.

Diocesan (n.) The clergy or the people of a diocese.

Dioceses (pl. ) of Diocese

Diocese (n.) The circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction; the district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical authority.

Diocesener (n.) One who belongs to a diocese.

Diodon (n.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called globefishes, swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and sea hedgehogs.

Diodon (n.) A genus of whales.

Diodont (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Diodon.

Diodont (n.) A fish of the genus Diodon, or an allied genus.

Dioecia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having the stamens and pistils on different plants.

Dioecia (n. pl.) A subclass of gastropod mollusks in which the sexes are separate. It includes most of the large marine species, like the conchs, cones, and cowries.

Dioecian (a.) Alt. of Dioecious

Dioecious (a.) Having the sexes in two separate individuals; -- applied to plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to animals in which the ovum is produced by one individual and the sperm cell by another; -- opposed to monoecious.

Dioeciously (adv.) In a dioecious manner.

Dioeciousness (n.) The state or quality of being dioecious.

Dioecism (n.) The condition of being dioecious.

Diogenes (n.) A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.

Dioicous (a.) See Dioecious.

Diomedea (n.) A genus of large sea birds, including the albatross. See Albatross.

Dionaea (n.) An insectivorous plant. See Venus's flytrap.

Dionysian (a.) Relating to Dionysius, a monk of the 6th century; as, the Dionysian, or Christian, era.

Diophantine (a.) Originated or taught by Diophantus, the Greek writer on algebra.

Diopside (n.) A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green color; mussite.

Dioptase (n.) A hydrous silicate of copper, occurring in emerald-green crystals.

Diopter (n.) Alt. of Dioptra

Dioptra (n.) An optical instrument, invented by Hipparchus, for taking altitudes, leveling, etc.

Dioptre (n.) A unit employed by oculists in numbering glasses according to the metric system; a refractive power equal to that of a glass whose principal focal distance is one meter.

Dioptric (a.) Of or pertaining to the dioptre, or to the metric system of numbering glasses.

Dioptric (n.) A dioptre. See Dioptre.

Dioptric (a.) Alt. of Dioptrical

Dioptrical (a.) Of or pertaining to dioptrics; assisting vision by means of the refraction of light; refractive; as, the dioptric system; a dioptric glass or telescope.

Dioptrics (n.) The science of the refraction of light; that part of geometrical optics which treats of the laws of the refraction of light in passing from one medium into another, or through different mediums, as air, water, or glass, and esp. through different lenses; -- distinguished from catoptrics, which refers to reflected light.

Dioptry (n.) A dioptre.

Diorama (n.) A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is produced.

Diorama (n.) A building used for such an exhibition.

Dioramic (a.) Pertaining to a diorama.

Diorism (n.) Definition; logical direction.

Dioristic (a.) Distinguishing; distinctive; defining.

Diorite (n.) An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.

Dioritic (a.) Containing diorite.

Diorthotic (a.) Relating to the correcting or straightening out of something; corrective.

Dioscorea (n.) A genus of plants. See Yam.

Diota (n.) A vase or drinking cup having two handles or ears.

Dioxide (n.) An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in each molecule; binoxide.

Dioxide (n.) An oxide containing but one atom or equivalent of oxygen to two of a metal; a suboxide.

Dioxindol (n.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance obtained by the reduction of isatin. It is a member of the indol series; -- hence its name.

Dipped (imp. & p. p.) of Dip

Dipt () of Dip

Dipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dip

Dip (v. t.) To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.

Dip (v. t.) To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.

Dip (v. t.) To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.

Dip (v. t.) To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.

Dip (v. t.) To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.

Dip (v. t.) To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.

Dip (v. i.) To immerse one's self; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.

Dip (v. i.) To perform the action of plunging some receptacle, as a dipper, ladle. etc.; into a liquid or a soft substance and removing a part.

Dip (v. i.) To pierce; to penetrate; -- followed by in or into.

Dip (v. i.) To enter slightly or cursorily; to engage one's self desultorily or by the way; to partake limitedly; -- followed by in or into.

Dip (v. i.) To incline downward from the plane of the horizon; as, strata of rock dip.

Dip (v. i.) To dip snuff.

Dip (n.) The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.

Dip (n.) Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.

Dip (n.) A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.

Dip (n.) A dipped candle.

Dipaschal (a.) Including two passovers.

Dipchick (n.) See Dabchick.

Dipetalous (a.) Having two petals; two-petaled.

Diphenyl (n.) A white crystalline substance, C6H5.C6H5, obtained by leading benzene through a heated iron tube. It consists of two benzene or phenyl radicals united.

Diphtheria (n.) A very dangerous contagious disease in which the air passages, and especially the throat, become coated with a false membrane, produced by the solidification of an inflammatory exudation. Cf. Group.

Diphtherial (a.) Alt. of Diphtheric

Diphtheric (a.) Relating to diphtheria; diphtheritic.

Diphtheritic (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, diphtheria.

Diphtheritic (a.) Having characteristics resembling those of diphtheria; as, diphtheritic inflammation of the bladder.

Diphthong (n.) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.

Diphthong (n.) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called an improper diphthong.

Diphthong (v. t.) To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.

Diphthongal (a.) Relating or belonging to a diphthong; having the nature of a diphthong.

Diphthongalize (v. t.) To make into a diphthong; to pronounce as a diphthong.

Diphthongation (n.) See Diphthongization.

Diphthongic (a.) Of the nature of diphthong; diphthongal.

Diphthongization (n.) The act of changing into a diphthong.

Diphthongize (v. t. & i.) To change into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a simple vowel.

Diphycercal (a.) Having the tail fin divided into two equal parts by the notochord, or end of the vertebral column; protocercal. See Protocercal.

Diphygenic (a.) Having two modes of embryonic development.

Diphyllous (a.) Having two leaves, as a calyx, etc.

Diphyodont (a.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.

Diphyodont (n.) An animal having two successive sets of teeth.

Diphyozooid (n.) One of the free-swimming sexual zooids of Siphonophora.

Diplanar (a.) Of or pertaining to two planes.

Dipleidoscope (n.) An instrument for determining the time of apparent noon. It consists of two mirrors and a plane glass disposed in the form of a prism, so that, by the reflections of the sun's rays from their surfaces, two images are presented to the eye, moving in opposite directions, and coinciding at the instant the sun's center is on the meridian.

Diploblastic (a.) Characterizing the ovum when it has two primary germinal layers.

Diplocardiac (a.) Having the heart completely divided or double, one side systemic, the other pulmonary.

Diplococci (pl. ) of Diplococcus

Diplococcus (n.) A form of micrococcus in which cocci are united in a binary manner. See Micrococcus.

Diploe (n.) The soft, spongy, or cancellated substance between the plates of the skull.

Diploetic (a.) Diploic.

Diplogenic (a.) Partaking of the nature of two bodies; producing two substances.

Diploic (a.) Of or pertaining to the diploe.

Diploid (n.) A solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.

Diplomas (pl. ) of Diploma

Diploma (n.) A letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution.

Diplomacy (n.) The art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed.

Diplomacy (n.) Dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact.

Diplomacy (n.) The body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the diplomatic body.

Diplomat (n.) Alt. of Diplomate

Diplomate (n.) A diplomatist.

Diplomate (v. t.) To invest with a title o/ privilege by diploma.

Diplomatial (a.) Diplomatic.

Diplomatic (a.) Alt. of Diplomatical

Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.

Diplomatical (a.) Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful; as, diplomatic management.

Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.

Diplomatic (n.) A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.

Diplomatically (adv.) According to the rules of diplomacy; in the manner of a diplomatist; artfully.

Diplomatic (n.) The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.

Diplomatism (n.) Diplomacy.

Diplomatist (n.) A person employed in, or skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat.

Diplopia (n.) Alt. of Diplopy

Diplopy (n.) The act or state of seeing double.

Diplopod (n.) One of the Diplopoda.

Diplopoda (n. pl.) An order of myriapods having two pairs of legs on each segment; the Chilognatha.

Diplostemonous (a.) Having twice as many stamens as petals, as the geranium.

Diplostemony (n.) The condition of being diplostemonous.

Dipneumona (n. pl.) A group of spiders having only two lunglike organs.

Dipnoi (n. pl.) A group of ganoid fishes, including the living genera Ceratodus and Lepidosiren, which present the closest approximation to the Amphibia. The air bladder acts as a lung, and the nostrils open inside the mouth. See Ceratodus, and Illustration in Appendix.

Dipodies (pl. ) of Dipody

Dipody (n.) Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure.

Dipolar (a.) Having two poles, as a magnetic bar.

Dippel's oil () See Bone oil, under Bone.

Dipper (n.) One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.

Dipper (n.) A small grebe; the dabchick.

Dipper (n.) The buffel duck.

Dipper (n.) The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe.

Dipper (n.) The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus).

Dipping (n.) The act or process of immersing.

Dipping (n.) The act of inclining downward.

Dipping (n.) The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.

Dipping (n.) The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.

Dipping (n.) The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff.

Diprismatic (a.) Doubly prismatic.

Dipropargyl (n.) A pungent, mobile, volatile liquid, C6H6, produced artificially from certain allyl derivatives. Though isomeric with benzine, it is very different in its chemical relations. Called also dipropinyl.

Dipropyl (n.) One of the hexane paraffins, found in petroleum, consisting of two propyl radicals. See Hexane.

Diprotodon (n.) An extinct Quaternary marsupial from Australia, about as large as the hippopotamus; -- so named because of its two large front teeth. See Illustration in Appendix.

Dipsas (n.) A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.

Dipsas (n.) A genus of harmless colubrine snakes.

Dipsetic (a.) Tending to produce thirst.

Dipsomania (n.) A morbid an uncontrollable craving (often periodic) for drink, esp. for alcoholic liquors; also improperly used to denote acute and chronic alcoholism.

Dipsomaniac (n.) One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks.

Dipsomaniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to dipsomania.

Dipsosis (n.) Excessive thirst produced by disease.

Diptera (n. pl.) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillae) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvae (called maggots) being usually without feet.

Dipteral (a.) Having two wings only; belonging to the order Diptera.

Dipteral (a.) Having a double row of columns on each on the flanks, as well as in front and rear; -- said of a temple.

Dipteran (n.) An insect of the order Diptera.

Dipterocarpus (n.) A genus of trees found in the East Indies, some species of which produce a fragrant resin, other species wood oil. The fruit has two long wings.

Dipterous (a.) Having two wings, as certain insects; belonging to the order Diptera.

Dipterous (a.) Having two wings; two-winged.

Dipterygian (a.) Having two dorsal fins; -- said of certain fishes.

Diptote (n.) A noun which has only two cases.

Diptych (n.) Anything consisting of two leaves.

Diptych (n.) A writing tablet consisting of two leaves of rigid material connected by hinges and shutting together so as to protect the writing within.

Diptych (n.) A picture or series of pictures painted on two tablets connected by hinges. See Triptych.

Diptych (n.) A double catalogue, containing in one part the names of living, and in the other of deceased, ecclesiastics and benefactors of the church; a catalogue of saints.

Dipyre (n.) A mineral of the scapolite group; -- so called from the double effect of fire upon it, in fusing it, and rendering it phosphorescent.

Dipyrenous (a.) Containing two stones or nutlets.

Dipyridine (n.) A polymeric form of pyridine, C10H10N2, obtained as a colorless oil by the action of sodium on pyridine.

Dipyridil (n.) A crystalline nitrogenous base, C10H8N2, obtained by the reduction of pyridine.

Diradiation (n.) The emission and diffusion of rays of light.

Dire (superl.) Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.

Dire (superl.) Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.

Direct (a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.

Direct (a.) Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.

Direct (a.) Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.

Direct (a.) In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.

Direct (a.) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; -- said of the motion of a celestial body.

Directed (imp. & p. p.) of Direct

Directing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Direct

Direct (v. t.) To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.

Direct (v. t.) To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.

Direct (v. t.) To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.

Direct (v. t.) To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.

Direct (v. t.) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.

Direct (v. i.) To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.

Direct (n.) A character, thus [/], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.

Direct-acting (a.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts.

Directer (n.) One who directs; a director.

Direction (n.) The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.

Direction (n.) That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.

Direction (n.) The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.

Direction (n.) The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction.

Direction (n.) The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.

Direction (n.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.

Directive (a.) Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way.

Directive (a.) Able to be directed; manageable.

Directly (adv.) In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.

Directly (adv.) In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.

Directly (adv.) Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.

Directly (adv.) Exactly; just.

Directly (adv.) Straightforwardly; honestly.

Directly (adv.) Manifestly; openly.

Directly (adv.) Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.

Directly (adv.) Immediately after; as soon as.

Directness (n.) The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness.

Director (n.) One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.

Director (n.) One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.

Director (n.) A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.

Director (n.) A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.

Directorate (n.) The office of director; also, a body of directors taken jointly.

Directorial (a.) Having the quality of a director, or authoritative guide; directive.

Directorial (a.) Pertaining to: director or directory; specifically, relating to the Directory of France under the first republic. See Directory, 3.

Directorship (n.) The condition or office of a director; directorate.

Directory (a.) Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.

Directories (pl. ) of Directory

Directory (n.) A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.

Directory (n.) A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.

Directory (n.) A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.

Directory (n.) Direction; guide.

Directress (n.) A woman who directs.

Directrixes (pl. ) of Directrix

Directrix (n.) A directress.

Directrix (n.) A line along which a point in another line moves, or which in any way governs the motion of the point and determines the position of the curve generated by it; the line along which the generatrix moves in generating a surface.

Directrix (n.) A straight line so situated with respect to a conic section that the distance of any point of the curve from it has a constant ratio to the distance of the same point from the focus.

Direful (a.) Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful fiend; a direful day.

Direly (adv.) In a dire manner.

Dirempt (a.) Divided; separated.

Dirempt (v. t.) To separate by force; to tear apart.

Diremption (n.) A tearing apart; violent separation.

Direness (n.) Terribleness; horror; woefulness.

Direption (n.) The act of plundering, despoiling, or snatching away.

Direptitious (a.) Characterized by direption.

Direptitiously (adv.) With plundering violence; by violent injustice.

Dirge (a.) A piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; a funeral hymn.

Dirgeful (a.) Funereal; moaning.

Dirige (n.) A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge.

Dirigent (a.) Directing.

Dirigent (n.) The line of motion along which a describent line or surface is carried in the genesis of any plane or solid figure; a directrix.

Dirigible (a.) Capable of being directed; steerable; as, a dirigible balloon.

Diriment (a.) Absolute.

Dirk (n.) A kind of dagger or poniard; -- formerly much used by the Scottish Highlander.

Dirked (imp. & p. p.) of Dirk

Dirking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dirk

Dirk (v. t.) To stab with a dirk.

Dirk (a.) Dark.

Dirk (v. t.) To darken.

Dirkness (n.) Darkness.

Dirl (v. i. & t.) To thrill; to vibrate; to penetrate.

Dirt (n.) Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.

Dirt (n.) Meanness; sordidness.

Dirt (n.) In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.

Dirt (v. t.) To make foul of filthy; to dirty.

Dirtily (adv.) In a dirty manner; foully; nastily; filthily; meanly; sordidly.

Dirtiness (n.) The state of being dirty; filthiness; foulness; nastiness; baseness; sordidness.

Dirty (superl.) Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white.

Dirty (superl.) Sullied; clouded; -- applied to color.

Dirty (superl.) Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.

Dirty (superl.) Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.

Dirtied (imp. & p. p.) of Dirty

Dirtying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dirty

Dirty (v. t.) To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.

Dirty (v. t.) To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.

Diruption (a.) Disruption.

Dis- () .

Dis- () A prefix from the Latin, whence F. des, or sometimes de-, dis-. The Latin dis-appears as di-before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, v, becomes dif-before f, and either dis-or di- before j. It is from the same root as bis twice, and duo, E. two. See Two, and cf. Bi-, Di-, Dia-. Dis-denotes separation, a parting from, as in distribute, disconnect; hence it often has the force of a privative and negative, as in disarm, disoblige, disagree. Also intensive, as in dissever.

Dis- () A prefix from Gr. di`s- twice. See Di-.

Dis (n.) The god Pluto.

Disabilities (pl. ) of Disability

Disability (n.) State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

Disability (n.) Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

Disable (a.) Lacking ability; unable.

Disabled (imp. & p. p.) of Disable

Disabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disable

Disable (v. t.) To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair.

Disable (v. t.) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.

Disable (v. t.) To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.

Disablement (n.) Deprivation of ability; incapacity.

Disabused (imp. & p. p.) of Disabuse

Disabusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disabuse

Disabuse (v. t.) To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right.

Disaccommodate (v. t.) To put to inconvenience; to incommode.

Disaccommodation (n.) A state of being unaccommodated or unsuited.

Disaccord (v. i.) To refuse to assent.

Disaccord (n.) Disagreement.

Disaccordant (a.) Not accordant.

Disaccustom (v. t.) To destroy the force of habit in; to wean from a custom.

Disacidify (v. t.) To free from acid.

Disacknowledged (imp. & p. p.) of Disacknowledge

Disacknowledging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disacknowledge

Disacknowledge (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge; to deny; to disown.

Disacquaint (v. t.) To render unacquainted; to make unfamiliar.

Disacquaintance (n.) Neglect of disuse of familiarity, or familiar acquaintance.

Disacryl (n.) A white amorphous substance obtained as a polymeric modification of acrolein.

Disadorn (v. t.) To deprive of ornaments.

Disadvance (v. t. & i.) To draw back, or cause to draw back.

Disadvantage (n.) Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.

Disadvantage (n.) Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.

Disadvantage (v. t.) To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.

Disadvantageable (a.) Injurious; disadvantageous.

Disadvantageous (a.) Attended with disadvantage; unfavorable to success or prosperity; inconvenient; prejudicial; -- opposed to advantageous; as, the situation of an army is disadvantageous for attack or defense.

Disadventure (n.) Misfortune; mishap.

Disadventurous (a.) Unprosperous; unfortunate.

Disadvise (v. t.) To advise against; to dissuade from.

Disaffected (imp. & p. p.) of Disaffect

Disaffecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disaffect

Disaffect (v. t.) To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriendliness.

Disaffect (v. t.) To disturb the functions of; to disorder.

Disaffect (v. t.) To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike.

Disaffected (a.) Alienated in feeling; not wholly loyal.

Disaffection (n.) State of being disaffected; alienation or want of affection or good will, esp. toward those in authority; unfriendliness; dislike.

Disaffection (n.) Disorder; bad constitution.

Disaffectionate (a.) Not disposed to affection; unfriendly; disaffected.

Disaffirm (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; -- said of that which has been asserted.

Disaffirm (v. t.) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.

Disaffirmance (n.) The act of disaffirming; denial; negation.

Disaffirmance (n.) Overthrow or annulment by the decision of a superior tribunal; as, disaffirmance of judgment.

Disaffirmation (n.) The act of disaffirming; negation; refutation.

Disafforested (imp. & p. p.) of Disafforest

Disafforesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disafforest

Disafforest (v. t.) To reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of common ground; to exempt from forest laws.

Disaggregate (v. t.) To destroy the aggregation of; to separate into component parts, as an aggregate mass.

Disaggregation (n.) The separation of an aggregate body into its component parts.

Disagreed (imp. & p. p.) of Disagree

Disageeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disagree

Disagree (v. i.) To fail to accord; not to agree; to lack harmony; to differ; to be unlike; to be at variance.

Disagree (v. i.) To differ in opinion; to hold discordant views; to be at controversy; to quarrel.

Disagree (v. i.) To be unsuited; to have unfitness; as, medicine sometimes disagrees with the patient; food often disagrees with the stomach or the taste.

Disagreeable (a.) Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable.

Disagreeable (a.) Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.

Disagreeableness (n.) The state or quality of being; disagreeable; unpleasantness.

Disagreeably (adv.) In a disagreeable manner; unsuitably; offensively.

Disagreeance (n.) Disagreement.

Disagreement (n.) The state of disagreeing; a being at variance; dissimilitude; diversity.

Disagreement (n.) Unsuitableness; unadaptedness.

Disagreement (n.) Difference of opinion or sentiment.

Disagreement (n.) A falling out, or controversy; difference.

Disagreer (n.) One who disagrees.

Disalliege (v. t.) To alienate from allegiance.

Disallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Disallow

Disallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disallow

Disallow (v. t.) To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor's charge.

Disallowable (a.) Not allowable; not to be suffered.

Disallowance (n.) The act of disallowing; refusal to admit or permit; rejection.

Disally (v. t.) To part, as an alliance; to sunder.

Disanchor (v. t. & i.) To raise the anchor of, as a ship; to weigh anchor.

Disangelical (a.) Not angelical.

Disanimated (imp. & p. p.) of Disanimate

Disanimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disanimate

Disanimate (v. t.) To deprive of life.

Disanimate (v. t.) To deprive of spirit; to dishearten.

Disanimation (n.) Privation of life.

Disanimation (n.) The state of being disanimated or discouraged; depression of spirits.

Disannex (v. t.) To disunite; to undo or repeal the annexation of.

Disannul (v. t.) To annul completely; to render void or of no effect.

Disannuller (n.) One who disannuls.

Disannulment (n.) Complete annulment.

Disanoint (v. t.) To invalidate the consecration of; as, to disanoint a king.

Disapparel (v. t.) To disrobe; to strip of apparel; to make naked.

Disappeared (imp. & p. p.) of Disappear

Disappearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disappear

Disappear (v. i.) To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of light; a ship disappears as she sails from port.

Disappear (v. i.) To cease to be or exist; as, the epidemic has disappeared.

Disappearance (n.) The act of disappearing; cessation of appearance; removal from sight; vanishing.

Disappendency (n.) A detachment or separation from a former connection.

Disappendent (a.) Freed from a former connection or dependence; disconnected.

Disapointed (imp. & p. p.) of Disappoint

Disappointing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disappoint

Disappoint (v. t.) To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.

Disappoint (v. t.) To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.

Disappointed (a.) Defeated of expectation or hope; balked; as, a disappointed person or hope.

Disappointed (a.) Unprepared; unequipped.

Disappointment (n.) The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.

Disappointment (n.) That which disappoints.

Disappreciate (v. t.) To undervalue; not to esteem.

Disapprobation (n.) The act of disapproving; mental condemnation of what is judged wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; feeling of censure.

Disapprobatory (a.) Containing disapprobation; serving to disapprove.

Disappropriate (a.) Severed from the appropriation or possession of a spiritual corporation.

Disappropriate (v. t.) To release from individual ownership or possession.

Disappropriate (v. t.) To sever from appropriation or possession a spiritual corporation.

Disappropriation (n.) The act of disappropriating.

Disapproval (n.) Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment.

Disapproved (imp. & p. p.) of Disapprove

Disapproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disapprove

Disapprove (v. t.) To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others.

Disapprove (v. t.) To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline to sanction; as, the sentence of the court-martial was disapproved by the commander in chief.

Disapprover (n.) One who disapproves.

Disapprovingly (adv.) In a disapproving manner.

Disard (n.) See Dizzard.

Disarming (imp. & p. p.) of Disarm

Disarming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disarm

Disarm (v. t.) To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.

Disarm (v. t.) To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.

Disarmament (n.) The act of disarming.

Disarmature (n.) The act of divesting of armature.

Disarmed (a.) Deprived of arms.

Disarmed (a.) Deprived of claws, and teeth or beaks.

Disarmer (n.) One who disarms.

Disarranged (imp. & p. p.) of Disarrange

Disarranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disarrange

Disarrange (v. t.) To unsettle or disturb the order or due arrangement of; to throw out of order.

Disarrangement (n.) The act of disarranging, or the state of being disarranged; confusion; disorder.

Disarrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Disarray

Disarraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disarray

Disarray (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

Disarray (v. t.) To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

Disarray (n.) Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.

Disarray (n.) Confused attire; undress.

Disarrayment (n.) Disorder.

Disarticulate (v. t.) To sunder; to separate, as joints.

Disarticulator (n.) One who disarticulates and prepares skeletons.

Disassent (v. i.) To dissent.

Disassent (n.) Dissent.

Disassenter (n.) One who disassents; a dissenter.

Disassiduity (n.) Want of assiduity or care.

Disassimilate (v. t.) To subject to disassimilation.

Disassimilation (n.) The decomposition of complex substances, within the organism, into simpler ones suitable only for excretion, with evolution of energy, -- a normal nutritional process the reverse of assimilation; downward metabolism.

Disassimilative (a.) Having power to disassimilate; of the nature of disassimilation.

Disassociated (imp. & p. p.) of Disassociate

Disassociating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disassociate

Disassociate (v. t.) To disconnect from things associated; to disunite; to dissociate.

Disaster (n.) An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.

Disaster (n.) An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.

Disaster (v. t.) To blast by the influence of a baleful star.

Disaster (v. t.) To bring harm upon; to injure.

Disasterly (adv.) Disastrously.

Disastrous (a.) Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding.

Disastrous (a.) Attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking.

Disattire (v. t.) To unrobe; to undress.

Disaugment (v. t.) To diminish.

Disauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of credit or authority; to discredit.

Disavaunce (v. t.) To retard; to repel; to do damage to.

Disaventure (n.) Misfortune.

Disaventurous (a.) Misadventurous; unfortunate.

Disavouch (v. t.) To disavow.

Disavowed (imp. & p. p.) of Disavow

Disavowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disavow

Disavow (v. t.) To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime.

Disavow (v. t.) To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.

Disavowal (n.) The act of disavowing, disclaiming, or disowning; rejection and denial.

Disavowance (n.) Disavowal.

Disavower (n.) One who disavows.

Disavowment (n.) Disavowal.

Disbanded (imp. & p. p.) of Disband

Disbanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disband

Disband (v. t.) To loose the bands of; to set free; to disunite; to scatter; to disperse; to break up the organization of; especially, to dismiss from military service; as, to disband an army.

Disband (v. t.) To divorce.

Disband (v. i.) To become separated, broken up, dissolved, or scattered; especially, to quit military service by breaking up organization.

Disbandment (n.) The act of disbanding.

Disbarred (imp. & p. p.) of Disbar

Disbarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disbar

Disbar (v. t.) To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his status and privileges as such.

Disbark (v. t.) To disembark.

Disbark (v. t.) To strip of bark; to bark.

Disbarment (n.) Act of disbarring.

Disbase (v. t.) To debase or degrade.

Disbecome (v. t.) To misbecome.

Disbelief (n.) The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief.

Disbelieved (imp. & p. p.) of Disbelieve

Disbelieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disbelieve

Disbelieve (v. t.) Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual.

Disbeliever (n.) One who disbelieves, or refuses belief; an unbeliever. Specifically, one who does not believe the Christian religion.

Disbench (v. t.) To drive from a bench or seat.

Disbench (v. t.) To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges.

Disbend (v. t.) To unbend.

Disbind (v. t.) To unbind; to loosen.

Disblame (v. t.) To clear from blame.

Disbodied (a.) Disembodied.

Disboscation (n.) Converting forest land into cleared or arable land; removal of a forest.

Disbowel (v. t.) To disembowel.

Disbranch (v.) To divest of a branch or branches; to tear off.

Disbud (v.) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.

Disburden (v. t.) To rid of a burden; to free from a load borne or from something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve.

Disburden (v. i.) To relieve one's self of a burden; to ease the mind.

Disburgeon (v. t.) To strip of burgeons or buds; to disbud.

Disbursed (imp. & p. p.) of Disburse

Disbursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disburse

Disburse (v. t.) To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or treasury.

Disbursement (n.) The act of disbursing or paying out.

Disbursement (n.) That which is disbursed or paid out; as, the annual disbursements exceed the income.

Disburser (n.) One who disburses money.

Disburthened (imp. & p. p.) of Disburthen

Disburthening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disburthen

Disburthen (v. t.) To disburden; to relieve of a load.

Disc (n.) A flat round plate

Disc (n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disc, a germinal disc, etc. Same as Disk.

Discage (v. t.) To uncage.

Discal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a disk; as, discal cells.

Discalceate (v. t.) To pull off shoes or sandals from.

Discalceated (a.) Deprived off shoes or sandals; unshod; discalced.

Discalced (a.) Unshod; barefooted; -- in distinction from calced.

Discalceation (n.) The act of pulling off the shoes or sandals.

Discamp (v. t.) To drive from a camp.

Discandy (v. i.) To melt; to dissolve; to thaw.

Discant (n.) See Descant, n.

Discapacitate (v. t.) To deprive of capacity; to incapacitate.

Discarded (imp. & p. p.) of Discard

Discarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discard

Discard (v. t.) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).

Discard (v. t.) To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.

Discard (v. t.) To put or thrust away; to reject.

Discard (v. i.) To make a discard.

Discard (n.) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.

Discardure (n.) Rejection; dismissal.

Discarnate (a.) Stripped of flesh.

Discase (v. t.) To strip; to undress.

Discede (v. i.) To yield or give up; to depart.

Discept (v. i.) To debate; to discuss.

Disceptation (n.) Controversy; disputation; discussion.

Disceptator (n.) One who arbitrates or decides.

Discerned (imp. & p. p.) of Discern

Discerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discern

Discern (v. t.) To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.

Discern (v. t.) To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.

Discern (v. i.) To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.

Discern (v. i.) To make cognizance.

Discernance (n.) Discernment.

Discerner (n.) One who, or that which, discerns, distinguishes, perceives, or judges; as, a discerner of truth, of right and wrong.

Discernible (a.) Capable of being discerned by the eye or the understanding; as, a star is discernible by the eye; the identity of difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding.

Discernibleness (n.) The quality of being discernible.

Discernibly (adv.) In a manner to be discerned; perceptibly; visibly.

Discerning (a.) Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp-sighted.

Discerningly (adv.) In a discerning manner; with judgment; judiciously; acutely.

Discernment (n.) The act of discerning.

Discernment (n.) The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

Discerp (v. t.) To tear in pieces; to rend.

Discerp (v. t.) To separate; to disunite.

Discerpibility (n.) Alt. of Discerptibility

Discerptibility (n.) Capability or liableness to be discerped.

Discerpible (a.) Alt. of Discerptible

Discerptible (a.) Capable of being discerped.

Discerption (n.) The act of pulling to pieces, or of separating the parts.

Discerptive (a.) Tending to separate or disunite parts.

Discession (n.) Departure.

Discharged (imp. & p. p.) of Discharge

Discharging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discharge

Discharge (v. t.) To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel.

Discharge (v. t.) To free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar.

Discharge (v. t.) To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.

Discharge (v. t.) To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.

Discharge (v. t.) To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner.

Discharge (v. t.) To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo.

Discharge (v. t.) To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.

Discharge (v. t.) To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.

Discharge (v. t.) To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part.

Discharge (v. t.) To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.

Discharge (v. t.) To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath.

Discharge (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.

Discharge (v. i.) To throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely.

Discharge (v. t.) The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo.

Discharge (v. t.) Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.

Discharge (v. t.) Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor.

Discharge (v. t.) Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty.

Discharge (v. t.) Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer.

Discharge (v. t.) Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner.

Discharge (v. t.) The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal.

Discharge (v. t.) That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document.

Discharge (v. t.) A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe.

Discharger (n.) One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.

Dischevele (a.) Disheveled.

Dischurch (v. t.) To deprive of status as a church, or of membership in a church.

Discide (v. t.) To divide; to cleave in two.

Disciferous (a.) Bearing disks.

Discifloral (a.) Alt. of Disciflorous

Disciflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens on a discoid outgrowth of the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of plants. Cf. Calycifloral.

Disciform (a.) Discoid.

Discina (n.) A genus of Branchiopoda, having a disklike shell, attached by one valve, which is perforated by the peduncle.

Discinct (a.) Ungirded; loosely dressed.

Discind (v. t.) To part; to divide.

Disciple (n.) One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.

Discipled (imp. & p. p.) of Disciple

Discipling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disciple

Disciple (v. t.) To teach; to train.

Disciple (v. t.) To punish; to discipline.

Disciple (v. t.) To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.

Discipleship (n.) The state of being a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.

Discipless (n.) A female disciple.

Disciplinable (a.) Capable of being disciplined or improved by instruction and training.

Disciplinable (a.) Liable or deserving to be disciplined; subject to disciplinary punishment; as, a disciplinable offense.

Disciplinableness (n.) The quality of being improvable by discipline.

Disciplinal (a.) Relating to discipline.

Disciplinant (n.) A flagellant. See Flagellant.

Disciplinarian (a.) Pertaining to discipline.

Disciplinarian (n.) One who disciplines; one who excels in training, especially with training, especially with regard to order and obedience; one who enforces rigid discipline; a stickler for the observance of rules and methods of training; as, he is a better disciplinarian than scholar.

Disciplinarian (n.) A Puritan or Presbyterian; -- because of rigid adherence to religious or church discipline.

Disciplinary (a.) Pertaining to discipline; intended for discipline; corrective; belonging to a course of training.

Discipline (n.) The treatment suited to a disciple or learner; education; development of the faculties by instruction and exercise; training, whether physical, mental, or moral.

Discipline (n.) Training to act in accordance with established rules; accustoming to systematic and regular action; drill.

Discipline (n.) Subjection to rule; submissiveness to order and control; habit of obedience.

Discipline (n.) Severe training, corrective of faults; instruction by means of misfortune, suffering, punishment, etc.

Discipline (n.) Correction; chastisement; punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.

Discipline (n.) The subject matter of instruction; a branch of knowledge.

Discipline (n.) The enforcement of methods of correction against one guilty of ecclesiastical offenses; reformatory or penal action toward a church member.

Discipline (n.) Self-inflicted and voluntary corporal punishment, as penance, or otherwise; specifically, a penitential scourge.

Discipline (n.) A system of essential rules and duties; as, the Romish or Anglican discipline.

Disciplined (imp. & p. p.) of Discipline

Disciplining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discipline

Discipline (v. t.) To educate; to develop by instruction and exercise; to train.

Discipline (v. t.) To accustom to regular and systematic action; to bring under control so as to act systematically; to train to act together under orders; to teach subordination to; to form a habit of obedience in; to drill.

Discipline (v. t.) To improve by corrective and penal methods; to chastise; to correct.

Discipline (v. t.) To inflict ecclesiastical censures and penalties upon.

Discipliner (n.) One who disciplines.

Disclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Disclaim

Disclaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disclaim

Disclaim (v. t.) To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.

Disclaim (v. t.) To deny, as a claim; to refuse.

Disclaim (v. t.) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.

Disclaim (v. t.) To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.

Disclaimer (n.) One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.

Disclaimer (n.) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.

Disclaimer (n.) A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.

Disclamation (n.) A disavowing or disowning.

Disclame (v. t.) To disclaim; to expel.

Disclaunder (v. t.) To injure one's good name; to slander.

Discloak (v. t.) To take off a cloak from; to uncloak.

Disclosed (imp. & p. p.) of Disclose

Disclosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disclose

Disclose (v. t.) To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.

Disclose (v. t.) To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.

Disclose (v. t.) To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.

Disclose (v. t.) To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs.

Disclose (n.) Disclosure.

Disclosed (p. a.) Represented with wings expanded; -- applied to doves and other birds not of prey.

Discloser (n.) One who discloses.

Disclosure (v. t.) The act of disclosing, uncovering, or revealing; bringing to light; exposure.

Disclosure (v. t.) That which is disclosed or revealed.

Discloud (v. t.) To clear from clouds.

Disclout (v. t.) To divest of a clout.

Disclusion (n.) A shutting off; exclusion.

Discoast (v. i.) To depart; to quit the coast (that is, the side or border) of anything; to be separated.

Discoblastic (a.) Applied to a form of egg cleavage seen in osseous fishes, which occurs only in a small disk that separates from the rest of the egg.

Discoboli (pl. ) of Discobolus

Discobolus (n.) A thrower of the discus.

Discobolus (n.) A statue of an athlete holding the discus, or about to throw it.

Discodactyl (n.) One of the tree frogs.

Discodactylia (n. pl.) A division of amphibians having suctorial disks on the toes, as the tree frogs.

Discodactylous (a.) Having sucking disks on the toes, as the tree frogs.

Discoherent (a.) Incoherent.

Discoid (a.) Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly nautilus.

Discoid (n.) Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a discoid shell.

Discoidal (a.) Disk-shaped; discoid.

Discolith (n.) One of a species of coccoliths, having an oval discoidal body, with a thick strongly refracting rim, and a thinner central portion. One of them measures about / of an inch in its longest diameter.

Discolored (imp. & p. p.) of Discolor

Discoloring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discolor

Discolor (v. t.) To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water.

Discolor (v. t.) To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon.

Discolorate (v. t.) To discolor.

Discoloration (n.) The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance.

Discoloration (n.) A discolored spot; a stain.

Discolored (a.) Altered in color; /tained.

Discolored (a.) Variegated; of divers colors.

Discomfited (imp. & p. p.) of Discomfit

Discomfiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discomfit

Discomfit (v. t.) To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.

Discomfit (v. t.) To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk/ to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.

Discomfit (a.) Discomfited; overthrown.

Discomfit (n.) Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.

Discomfiture (v. t.) The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection.

Discomforted (imp. & p. p.) of Discomfort

Discomforting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discomfort

Discomfort (v. t.) To discourage; to deject.

Discomfort (v. t.) To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o/ quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family.

Discomfort (v. t.) Discouragement.

Discomfort (v. t.) Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.

Discomfortable (a.) Causing discomfort; occasioning uneasiness; making sad.

Discomfortable (a.) Destitute of comfort; uncomfortable.

Discommend (v. t.) To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove.

Discommend (v. t.) To expose to censure or ill favor; to put out of the good graces of any one.

Discommendable (a.) Deserving, disapprobation or blame.

Discommendation (n.) Blame; censure; reproach.

Discommender (n.) One who discommends; a dispraiser.

Discommission (v. t.) To deprive of a commission or trust.

Discommodate (v. t.) To discommode.

Discommoded (imp. & p. p.) of Discommode

Discommoding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discommode

Discommode (v. t.) To put inconvenience; to incommode; to trouble.

Discommodious (a.) Inconvenient; troublesome; incommodious.

Discommodity (n.) Disadvantage; inconvenience.

Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of the right of common.

Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of privileges.

Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of commonable quality, as lands, by inclosing or appropriating.

Discommunity (n.) A lack of common possessions, properties, or relationship.

Discompany (v. t.) To free from company; to dissociate.

Discomplexion (v. t.) To change the complexion or hue of.

Discompliance (n.) Failure or refusal to comply; noncompliance.

Discomposed (imp. & p. p.) of Discompose

Discomposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discompose

Discompose (v. t.) To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.

Discompose (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.

Discompose (v. t.) To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.

Discomposed (a.) Disordered; disturbed; disquieted.

Discomposition (n.) Inconsistency; discordance.

Discomposure (n.) The state of being discomposed; disturbance; disorder; agitation; perturbation.

Discomposure (n.) Discordance; disagreement of parts.

Discompt (v. t.) To discount. See Discount.

Disconcerted (imp. & p. p.) of Disconcert

Disconcerting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disconcert

Disconcert (v. t.) To break up the harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion; as, the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy.

Disconcert (v. t.) To confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of; to discompose; to abash.

Disconcert (n.) Want of concert; disagreement.

Disconcertion (n.) The act of disconcerting, or state of being disconcerted; discomposure; perturbation.

Disconducive (a.) Not conductive; impeding; disadvantageous.

Disconformable (a.) Not conformable.

Disconformity (n.) Want of conformity or correspondence; inconsistency; disagreement.

Discongruity (n.) Incongruity; disagreement; unsuitableness.

Disconnected (imp. & p. p.) of Disconnect

Disconnecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disconnect

Disconnect (v. t.) To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.

Disconnection (n.) The act of disconnecting, or state of being disconnected; separation; want of union.

Disconsecrate (v. t.) To deprive of consecration or sacredness.

Discosent (v. i.) To differ; to disagree; to dissent.

Disconsolacy (n.) The state of being disconsolate.

Disconsolate (n.) Disconsolateness.

Disconsolate (v. t.) Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a bereaved and disconsolate parent.

Disconsolate (v. t.) Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, the disconsolate darkness of the winter nights.

Disconsolated (a.) Disconsolate.

Disconsolation (n.) Dejection; grief.

Discontent (a.) Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.

Discontented (imp. & p. p.) of Discontent

Discontenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discontent

Discontent (v. t.) To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.

Discontent (n.) Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet.

Discontent (n.) A discontented person; a malcontent.

Discontentation (n.) Discontent.

Discontented (p. p. & a.) Dissatisfied; uneasy in mind; malcontent.

Discontentful (a.) Full of discontent.

Discontenting (a.) Discontented.

Discontenting (a.) Causing discontent; dissatisfying.

Discontentive (a.) Relating or tending to discontent.

Discontentment (n.) The state of being discontented; uneasiness; inquietude.

Discontinuable (a.) Admitting of being discontinued.

Discontinuance (n.) The act of discontinuing, or the state of being discontinued; want of continued connection or continuity; breaking off; cessation; interruption; as, a discontinuance of conversation or intercourse; discontinuance of a highway or of travel.

Discontinuance (n.) A breaking off or interruption of an estate, which happened when an alienation was made by a tenant in tail, or other tenant, seized in right of another, of a larger estate than the tenant was entitled to, whereby the party ousted or injured was driven to his real action, and could not enter. This effect of such alienation is now obviated by statute in both England and the United States.

Discontinuance (n.) The termination of an action in practice by the voluntary act of the plaintiff; an entry on the record that the plaintiff discontinues his action.

Discontinuance (n.) That technical interruption of the proceedings in pleading in an action, which follows where a defendant does not answer the whole of the plaintiff's declaration, and the plaintiff omits to take judgment for the part unanswered.

Discontinuation (n.) Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in a connected series; discontinuance.

Discontinued (imp. & p. p.) of Discontinue

Discontinuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discontinue

Discontinue (v. t.) To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off.

Discontinue (v. i.) To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off.

Discontinue (v. i.) To be separated or severed; to part.

Discontinuee (n.) One whose possession of an estate is broken off, or discontinued; one whose estate is subject to discontinuance.

Discontinuer (n.) One who discontinues, or breaks off or away from; an absentee.

Discontinuity (n.) Want of continuity or cohesion; disunion of parts.

Discontinuor (n.) One who deprives another of the possession of an estate by discontinuance. See Discontinuance, 2.

Discontinuous (a.) Not continuous; interrupted; broken off.

Discontinuous (a.) Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping.

Disconvenience (n.) Unsuitableness; incongruity.

Disconvenient (a.) Not convenient or congruous; unsuitable; ill-adapted.

Discophora (n. pl.) A division of acalephs or jellyfishes, including most of the large disklike species.

Discord (v. i.) Want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and strife; disagreement; -- applied to persons or to things, and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes.

Discord (v. i.) Union of musical sounds which strikes the ear harshly or disagreeably, owing to the incommensurability of the vibrations which they produce; want of musical concord or harmony; a chord demanding resolution into a concord.

Discord (n.) To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit.

Discordable (a.) That may produce discord; disagreeing; discordant.

Discordance (n.) Alt. of Discordancy

Discordancy (n.) State or quality of being discordant; disagreement; inconsistency.

Discordant (n.) Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.

Discordant (n.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.

Discordant (n.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

Discordful (a.) Full of discord; contentious.

Discordous (a.) Full of discord.

Discorporate (a.) Deprived of the privileges or form of a body corporate.

Discorrespondent (a.) Incongruous.

Discost (v. i.) Same as Discoast.

Discounsel (v. t.) To dissuade.

Discounted (imp. & p. p.) of Discount

Discounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discount

Discount (v.) To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.

Discount (v.) To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.

Discount (v.) To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).

Discount (v.) To leave out of account; to take no notice of.

Discount (v. i.) To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.

Discount (v. t.) A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.

Discount (v. t.) A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.

Discount (v. t.) The rate of interest charged in discounting.

Discountable (a.) Capable of being, or suitable to be, discounted; as, certain forms are necessary to render notes discountable at a bank.

Discountenanced (imp. & p. p.) of Discountenance

Discountenancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discountenance

Discountenance (v. t.) To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to put of countenance; to put to shame; to abash.

Discountenance (v. t.) To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one's approval to; to give one's influence against; to restrain by cold treatment; to discourage.

Discountenance (n.) Unfavorable aspect; unfriendly regard; cold treatment; disapprobation; whatever tends to check or discourage.

Discountenancer (n.) One who discountenances; one who disfavors.

Discounter (n.) One who discounts; a discount broker.

Discouraged (imp. & p. p.) of Discourage

Discouraging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discourage

Discourage (v. t.) To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.

Discourage (v. t.) To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.

Discourage (n.) Lack of courage; cowardliness.

Discourageable (a.) Capable of being discouraged; easily disheartened.

Discouragement (n.) The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.

Discouragement (n.) That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement.

Discourager (n.) One who discourages.

Discouraging (a.) Causing or indicating discouragement.

Discoure (v. t.) To discover.

Discourse (n.) The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.

Discourse (n.) Conversation; talk.

Discourse (n.) The art and manner of speaking and conversing.

Discourse (n.) Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.

Discourse (n.) Dealing; transaction.

Discoursed (imp. & p. p.) of Discourse

Discoursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discourse

Discourse (v. i.) To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.

Discourse (v. i.) To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse.

Discourse (v. i.) To relate something; to tell.

Discourse (v. i.) To treat of something in writing and formally.

Discourse (v. t.) To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.

Discourse (v. t.) To utter or give forth; to speak.

Discourse (v. t.) To talk to; to confer with.

Discourser (n.) One who discourse; a narrator; a speaker; an haranguer.

Discourser (n.) The writer of a treatise or dissertation.

Discoursive (a.) Reasoning; characterized by reasoning; passing from premises to consequences; discursive.

Discoursive (a.) Containing dialogue or conversation; interlocutory.

Discoursive (a.) Inclined to converse; conversable; communicative; as, a discoursive man.

Discoursive (n.) The state or quality of being discoursive or able to reason.

Discourteous (a.) Uncivil; rude; wanting in courtesy or good manners; uncourteous.

Discourtesy (n.) Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.

Discourtship (n.) Want of courtesy.

Discous (a.) Disklike; discoid.

Discovenant (v. t.) To dissolve covenant with.

Discovered (imp. & p. p.) of Discover

Discovering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discover

Discover (v. t.) To uncover.

Discover (v. t.) To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).

Discover (v. t.) To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.

Discover (v. t.) To manifest without design; to show.

Discover (v. t.) To explore; to examine.

Discover (v. i.) To discover or show one's self.

Discoverability (n.) The quality of being discoverable.

Discoverable (a.) Capable of being discovered, found out, or perceived; as, many minute animals are discoverable only by the help of the microscope; truths discoverable by human industry.

Discoverer (n.) One who discovers; one who first comes to the knowledge of something; one who discovers an unknown country, or a new principle, truth, or fact.

Discoverer (n.) A scout; an explorer.

Discoverment (n.) Discovery.

Discovert (a.) Not covert; not within the bonds of matrimony; unmarried; -- applied either to a woman who has never married or to a widow.

Discovert (n.) An uncovered place or part.

Discoverture (n.) Discovery.

Discoverture (n.) A state of being released from coverture; freedom of a woman from the coverture of a husband.

Discoveries (pl. ) of Discovery

Discovery (n.) The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.

Discovery (n.) A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.

Discovery (n.) Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood.

Discovery (n.) That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.

Discovery (n.) Exploration; examination.

Discradle (v. t.) To take from a cradle.

Discredit (n.) The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.

Discredit (n.) Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.

Discredited (imp. & p. p.) of Discredit

Discrediting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discredit

Discredit (v. t.) To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.

Discredit (v. t.) To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.

Discredit (v. t.) To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.

Discreditable (a.) Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable.

Discreditor (n.) One who discredits.

Discreet (superl.) Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious.

Discreet (superl.) Differing; distinct.

-ances (pl. ) of Discrepancy

-ancies (pl. ) of Discrepancy

Discrepance (n.) Alt. of Discrepancy

Discrepancy (n.) The state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity; contrariety.

Discrepant (a.) Discordant; at variance; disagreeing; contrary; different.

Discrepant (n.) A dissident.

Discrete (a.) Separate; distinct; disjunct.

Discrete (a.) Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, "I resign my life, but not my honor," is a discrete proposition.

Discrete (a.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent.

Discrete (v. t.) To separate.

Discretely (adv.) Separately; disjunctively.

Discretion (n.) Disjunction; separation.

Discretion (n.) The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.

Discretion (n.) Discrimination.

Discretion (n.) Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.

Discretional () Alt. of Discretionary

Discretionary () Left to discretion; unrestrained except by discretion or judgment; as, an ambassador with discretionary powers.

Discretionally (adv.) Alt. of Discretionarily

Discretionarily (adv.) At discretion; according to one's discretion or judgment.

Discretive (a.) Marking distinction or separation; disjunctive.

Discretively (adv.) In a discretive manner.

Discriminable (a.) Capable of being discriminated.

Discriminal (a.) In palmistry, applied to the line which marks the separation between the hand and the arm.

Discriminant (n.) The eliminant of the n partial differentials of any homogenous function of n variables. See Eliminant.

Discriminate (a.) Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.

Discriminated (imp. & p. p.) of Discriminate

Discriminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discriminate

Discriminate (v. t.) To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.

Discriminate (v. i.) To make a difference or distinction; to distinguish accurately; as, in judging of evidence, we should be careful to discriminate between probability and slight presumption.

Discriminate (v. i.) To treat unequally.

Discriminate (v. i.) To impose unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.

Discriminately (adv.) In a discriminating manner; distinctly.

Discriminateness (n.) The state of being discriminated; distinctness.

Discriminating (a.) Marking a difference; distinguishing.

Discrimination (n.) The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences.

Discrimination (n.) The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart.

Discrimination (n.) The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.

Discrimination (n.) The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means.

Discrimination (n.) That which discriminates; mark of distinction.

Discriminative (a.) Marking a difference; distinguishing; distinctive; characteristic.

Discriminative (a.) Observing distinctions; making differences; discriminating.

Discriminatively (adv.) With discrimination or distinction.

Discriminator (n.) One who discriminates.

Discriminatory (a.) Discriminative.

Discriminous (a.) Hazardous; dangerous.

Discrive (v. t.) To describe.

Discrowned (imp. & p. p.) of Discrown

Discrowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discrown

Discrown (v. t.) To deprive of a crown.

Discruciated (imp. & p. p.) of Discruciate

Discruciating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discruciate

Discruciate (v. t.) To torture; to excruciate.

Discubitory (a.) Leaning; fitted for a reclining posture.

Disculpated (imp. & p. p.) of Disculpate

Disculpating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disculpate

Disculpate (v. t.) To free from blame or the imputation of a fault; to exculpate.

Disculpation (n.) Exculpation.

Disculpatory (a.) Tending to exculpate; exculpatory.

Discumbency (n.) The act of reclining at table according to the manner of the ancients at their meals.

Discumber (v. t.) To free from that which cumbers or impedes; to disencumber.

Discure (v. t.) To discover; to reveal; to discoure.

Discurrent (a.) Not current or free to circulate; not in use.

Discursion (n.) The act of discoursing or reasoning; range, as from thought to thought.

Discursist (n.) A discourser.

Discursive (a.) Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.

Discursive (a.) Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.

Discursory (a.) Argumentative; discursive; reasoning.

Discursus (n.) Argumentation; ratiocination; discursive reasoning.

Discuses (pl. ) of Discus

Disci (pl. ) of Discus

Discus (n.) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill.

Discus (n.) The exercise with the discus.

Discus (n.) A disk. See Disk.

Discussed (imp. & p. p.) of Discuss

Discussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discuss

Discuss (v. t.) To break to pieces; to shatter.

Discuss (v. t.) To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors.

Discuss (v. t.) To shake; to put away; to finish.

Discuss (v. t.) To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate.

Discuss (v. t.) To deal with, in eating or drinking.

Discuss (v. t.) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.

Discusser (n.) One who discusses; one who sifts or examines.

Discussion (n.) The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.

Discussion (n.) The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.

Discussional (a.) Pertaining to discussion.

Discussive (a.) Able or tending to discuss or disperse tumors or coagulated matter.

Discussive (a.) Doubt-dispelling; decisive.

Discussive (n.) A medicine that discusses or disperses morbid humors; a discutient.

Discutient (a.) Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive; as, a discutient application.

Discutient (n.) An agent (as a medicinal application) which serves to disperse morbid matter.

Disdain (v. t.) A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.

Disdain (v. t.) That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.

Disdain (v. t.) The state of being despised; shame.

Disdained (imp. & p. p.) of Disdain

Disdaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disdain

Disdain (v. t.) To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.

Disdain (v. t.) To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.

Disdain (v. i.) To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.

Disdained (a.) Disdainful.

Disdainful (a.) Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.

Disdainishly (adv.) Disdainfully.

Disdainous (a.) Disdainful.

Disdainously (adv.) Disdainfully.

Disdeify (v. t.) To divest or deprive of deity or of a deific rank or condition.

Disdeign (v. t.) To disdain.

Disdiaclast (n.) One of the dark particles forming the doubly refracting disks of muscle fibers.

Disdiapason (n.) An interval of two octaves, or a fifteenth; -- called also bisdiapason.

Disease (n.) Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.

Disease (n.) An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc.

Diseased (imp. & p. p.) of Disease

Diseasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disease

Disease (v. t.) To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.

Disease (v. t.) To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.

Diseased (a.) Afflicted with disease.

Diseasedness (n.) The state of being diseased; a morbid state; sickness.

Diseaseful (a.) Causing uneasiness.

Diseaseful (a.) Abounding with disease; producing diseases; as, a diseaseful climate.

Diseasefulness (n.) The quality of being diseaseful; trouble; trial.

Diseasement (n.) Uneasiness; inconvenience.

Disedge (v. t.) To deprive of an edge; to blunt; to dull.

Disedify (v. t.) To fail of edifying; to injure.

Diselder (v. t.) To deprive of an elder or elders, or of the office of an elder.

Diselenide (n.) A selenide containing two atoms of selenium in each molecule.

Disembarked (imp. & p. p.) of Disembark

Disembarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembark

Disembark (v. t.) To remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark; as, the general disembarked the troops.

Disembark (v. i.) To go ashore out of a ship or boat; to leave a ship; to debark.

Disembarkation (n.) The act of disembarking.

Disembarkment (n.) Disembarkation.

Disembarrassed (imp. & p. p.) of Disembarrass

Disembarrassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembarrass

Disembarrass (v. t.) To free from embarrassment, or perplexity; to clear; to extricate.

Disembarrassment (n.) Freedom or relief from impediment or perplexity.

Disembayed (imp. & p. p.) of Disembay

Disembaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembay

Disembay (v. t.) To clear from a bay.

Disembellish (v. t.) To deprive of embellishment; to disadorn.

Disembitter (v. t.) To free from

Disembodied (a.) Divested of a body; ceased to be corporal; incorporeal.

Disembodiment (n.) The act of disembodying, or the state of being disembodied.

Disembodied (imp. & p. p.) of Disembody

Disembodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembody

Disembody (v. t.) To divest of the body or corporeal existence.

Disembody (v. t.) To disarm and disband, as a body of soldiers.

Disembogued (imp. & p. p.) of Disembogue

Disemboguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembogue

Disembogue (v. t.) To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; to vent; to discharge into an ocean, a lake, etc.

Disembogue (v. t.) To eject; to cast forth.

Disembogue (v. i.) To become discharged; to flow out; to find vent; to pour out contents.

Disemboguement (n.) The act of disemboguing; discharge.

Disembossom (v. t.) To separate from the bosom.

Disembowel (v. t.) To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate.

Disembowel (v. t.) To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.

Disembowelment (n.) The act of disemboweling, or state of being disemboweled; evisceration.

Disembowered (a.) Deprived of, or removed from, a bower.

Disembrangle (v. t.) To free from wrangling or litigation.

Disembroiled (imp. & p. p.) of Disembroil

Disembroiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembroil

Disembroil (v. t.) To disentangle; to free from perplexity; to extricate from confusion.

Disemploy (v. t.) To throw out of employment.

Disemployment (n.) The state of being disemployed, or deprived of employment.

Disempower (v. t.) To deprive of power; to divest of strength.

Disenable (v. t.) To disable; to disqualify.

Disenamor (v. t.) To free from the captivity of love.

Disenchained (a.) Freed from restraint; unrestrained.

Disenchanted (imp. & p. p.) of Disenchant

Disenchanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disenchant

Disenchant (v. t.) To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells; to free from fascination or delusion.

Disenchanter (n.) One who, or that which, disenchants.

Disenchantment (n.) The act of disenchanting, or state of being disenchanted.

Disencharm (v. t.) To free from the influence of a charm or spell; to disenchant.

Disenclose (v. t.) See Disinclose.

Disencouragement (n.) Discouragement.

Disencrese (v. i.) To decrease.

Disencrese (n.) Decrease.

Disencumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Disencumber

Disencumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disencumber

Disencumber (v. t.) To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs, impedes, or obstructs; to disburden.

Disencumbrance (n.) Freedom or deliverance from encumbrance, or anything burdensome or troublesome.

Disendow (v. t.) To deprive of an endowment, as a church.

Disendowment (n.) The act of depriving of an endowment or endowments.

Disenfranchise (v. t.) To disfranchise; to deprive of the rights of a citizen.

Disengaged (imp. & p. p.) of Disengage

Disengaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disengage

Disengage (v. t.) To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.

Disengage (v. i.) To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.

Disengaged (a.) Not engaged; free from engagement; at leisure; free from occupation or care; vacant.

Disengagement (n.) The act of disengaging or setting free, or the state of being disengaged.

Disengagement (n.) Freedom from engrossing occupation; leisure.

Disengaging (a.) Loosing; setting free; detaching.

Disennoble (v. t.) To deprive of that which ennobles; to degrade.

Disenrolled (imp. & p. p.) of Disenroll

Disenrolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disenroll

Disenroll (v. i.) To erase from a roll or list.

Disensanity (n.) Insanity; folly.

Disenshrouded (a.) Freed from a shroudlike covering; unveiled.

Disenslave (v. t.) To free from bondage or slavery; to disenthrall.

Disentail (v. t.) To free from entailment.

Disentangled (imp. & p. p.) of Disentangle

Disentangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disentangle

Disentangle (v. t.) To free from entanglement; to release from a condition of being intricately and confusedly involved or interlaced; to reduce to orderly arrangement; to straighten out; as, to disentangle a skein of yarn.

Disentangle (v. t.) To extricate from complication and perplexity; disengage from embarrassing connection or intermixture; to disembroil; to set free; to separate.

Disentanglement (n.) The act of disentangling or clearing from difficulties.

Disenter (v. t.) See Disinter.

Disenthrall (v. t.) To release from thralldom or slavery; to give freedom to; to disinthrall.

Disenthrallment (n.) Liberation from bondage; emancipation; disinthrallment.

Disenthrone (v. t.) To dethrone; to depose from sovereign authority.

Disentitle (v. t.) To deprive of title or claim.

Disentomb (v. t.) To take out from a tomb; a disinter.

Disentrail (v. t.) To disembowel; to let out or draw forth, as the entrails.

Disentrance (v. t.) To awaken from a trance or an enchantment.

Disentwine (v. t.) To free from being entwined or twisted.

Disepalous (a.) Having two sepals; two-sepaled.

Disert (a.) Eloquent.

Disertitude (n.) Eloquence.

Diserty (adv.) Expressly; clearly; eloquently.

Disespouse (v. t.) To release from espousal or plighted faith.

Disestablish (v. t.) To unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state.

Disestablishment (n.) The act or process of unsettling or breaking up that which has been established; specifically, the withdrawal of the support of the state from an established church; as, the disestablishment and disendowment of the Irish Church by Act of Parliament.

Disestablishment (n.) The condition of being disestablished.

Disesteem (n.) Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.

Disesteemed (imp. & p. p.) of Disesteem

Disesteeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disesteem

Disesteem (v. t.) To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight.

Disesteem (v. t.) To deprive of esteem; to bring into disrepute; to cause to be regarded with disfavor.

Disesteemer (n.) One who disesteems.

Disestimation (n.) Disesteem.

Disexercise (v. t.) To deprive of exercise; to leave untrained.

Disfame (n.) Disrepute.

Disfancy (v. t.) To dislike.

Disfashion (v. t.) To disfigure.

Disfavor (n.) Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.

Disfavor (n.) The state of not being in favor; a being under the displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness; as, to be in disfavor at court.

Disfavor (n.) An unkindness; a disobliging act.

Disfavored (imp. & p. p.) of Disfavor

Disfavoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disfavor

Disfavor (v. t.) To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.

Disfavor (v. t.) To injure the form or looks of.

Disfavorable (a.) Unfavorable.

Disfavorably (adv.) Unpropitiously.

Disfavorer (n.) One who disfavors.

Disfeature (v. t.) To deprive of features; to mar the features of.

Disfellowship (v. t.) To exclude from fellowship; to refuse intercourse with, as an associate.

Disfiguration (n.) The act of disfiguring, or the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfigurement.

Disfigured (imp. & p. p.) of Disfigure

Disfiguring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disfigure

Disfigure (v. t.) To mar the figure of; to render less complete, perfect, or beautiful in appearance; to deface; to deform.

Disfigure (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.

Disfigurement (n.) Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured; deformity.

Disfigurement (n.) That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot.

Disfigurer (n.) One who disfigures.

Disflesh (v. t.) To reduce the flesh or obesity of.

Disforest (v. t.) To disafforest.

Disforest (v. t.) To clear or deprive of forests or trees.

Disforestation (n.) The act of clearing land of forests.

Disformity (n.) Discordance or diversity of form; unlikeness in form.

Disfranchised (imp. & p. p.) of Disfranchise

Disfranchising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disfranchise

Disfranchise (v. t.) To deprive of a franchise or chartered right; to dispossess of the rights of a citizen, or of a particular privilege, as of voting, holding office, etc.

Disfranchisement (n.) The act of disfranchising, or the state disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities.

Disfriar (v. t.) To depose or withdraw from the condition of a friar.

Disfrock (v. t.) To unfrock.

Disfurnished (imp. & p. p.) of Disfurnish

Disfurnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disfurnish

Disfurnish (v. t.) To deprive of that with which anything is furnished (furniture, equipments, etc.); to strip; to render destitute; to divest.

Disfurnishment (n.) The act of disfurnishing, or the state of being disfurnished.

Disfurniture (n.) The act of disfurnishing, or the state of being disfurnished.

Disfurniture (v. t.) To disfurnish.

Disgage (v. t.) To free from a gage or pledge; to disengage.

Disgallant (v. t.) To deprive of gallantry.

Disgarland (v. t.) To strip of a garland.

Disgarnish (v. t.) To divest of garniture; to disfurnish; to dismantle.

Disgarrison (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison.

Disgaveled (imp. & p. p.) of Disgavel

Disgaveled () of Disgavel

Disgaveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgavel

Disgavel (v. t.) To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant; -- said of lands.

Disgest (v. t.) To digest.

Disgestion (n.) Digestion.

Disglorified (imp. & p. p.) of Disglorify

Disglorifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disglorify

Disglorify (v. t.) To deprive of glory; to treat with indignity.

Disglory (n.) Dishonor.

Disgorged (imp. & p. p.) of Disgorge

Disgorging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgorge

Disgorge (v. t.) To eject or discharge by the throat and mouth; to vomit; to pour forth or throw out with violence, as if from the mouth; to discharge violently or in great quantities from a confined place.

Disgorge (v. t.) To give up unwillingly as what one has wrongfully seized and appropriated; to make restitution of; to surrender; as, he was compelled to disgorge his ill-gotten gains.

Disgorge (v. i.) To vomit forth what anything contains; to discharge; to make restitution.

Disgorgement (n.) The act of disgorging; a vomiting; that which is disgorged.

Disgospel (v. i.) To be inconsistent with, or act contrary to, the precepts of the gospel; to pervert the gospel.

Disgrace (n.) The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.

Disgrace (n.) The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.

Disgrace (n.) That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.

Disgrace (n.) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

Disgraced (imp. & p. p.) of Disgrace

Disgracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgrace

Disgrace (n.) To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.

Disgrace (n.) To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.

Disgrace (n.) To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.

Disgraceful (a.) Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.

Disgracer (n.) One who disgraces.

Disgracious (a.) Wanting grace; unpleasing; disagreeable.

Disgracive (a.) Disgracing.

Disgradation (n.) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.

Disgrade (v. t.) To degrade.

Disgraduate (v. t.) To degrade; to reduce in rank.

Disgregate (v. t.) To disperse; to scatter; -- opposite of congregate.

Disgregation (n.) The process of separation, or the condition of being separate, as of the molecules of a body.

Disgruntle (v. t.) To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger.

Disguised (imp. & p. p.) of Disguise

Disguising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disguise

Disguise (v. t.) To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.

Disguise (v. t.) To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.

Disguise (v. t.) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.

Disguise (n.) A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.

Disguise (n.) Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.

Disguise (n.) Change of manner by drink; intoxication.

Disguise (n.) A masque or masquerade.

Disguisedfy (adv.) In disguise.

Disguisedness (n.) The state of being disguised.

Disguisement (n.) Disguise.

Disguiser (n.) One who, or that which, disguises.

Disguiser (n.) One who wears a disguise; an actor in a masquerade; a masker.

Disguising (n.) A masque or masquerade.

Disgusted (imp. & p. p.) of Disgust

Disgusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgust

Disgust (v. t.) To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one) loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the moral taste of; -- often with at, with, or by.

Disgust (v. t.) Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; -- said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of cruelty may excite disgust.

Disgustful (a.) Provoking disgust; offensive to the taste; exciting aversion; disgusting.

Disgustfulness (n.) The state of being disgustful.

Disgusting (a.) That causes disgust; sickening; offensive; revolting.

Dish (n.) A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.

Dish (n.) The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods."

Dish (n.) The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.

Dish (n.) A hollow place, as in a field.

Dish (n.) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.

Dish (n.) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.

Dished (imp. & p. p.) of Dish

Dishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dish

Dish (v. t.) To put in a dish, ready for the table.

Dish (v. t.) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.

Dish (v. t.) To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.

Dishabilitate (v. t.) To disqualify.

Dishabille (n.) An undress; a loose, negligent dress; deshabille.

Dishabit (v. t.) To dislodge.

Dishabited (p. a.) Rendered uninhabited.

Dishabituate (v. t.) To render unaccustomed.

Dishable (v. t.) To disable.

Dishable (v. t.) To disparage.

Dishallow (v. t.) To make unholy; to profane.

Disharmonious (a.) Unharmonious; discordant.

Disharmony (n.) Want of harmony; discord; incongruity.

Dishaunt (v. t.) To leave; to quit; to cease to haunt.

Dishcloth (n.) A cloth used for washing dishes.

Dishclout (n.) A dishcloth.

Disheart (v. t.) To dishearten.

Disheartened (imp. & p. p.) of Dishearten

Disheartening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dishearten

Dishearten (v. t.) To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

Disheartenment (n.) Discouragement; dejection; depression of spirits.

Disheir (v. t.) To disinherit.

Dishelm (v. t.) To deprive of the helmet.

Disherison (n.) The act of disheriting, or debarring from inheritance; disinhersion.

Disherited (imp. & p. p.) of Disherit

Disheriting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disherit

Disherit (v. t.) To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the possession or enjoyment of an inheritance.

Disheritance (n.) The act of disinheriting or state of being disinherited; disinheritance.

Disheritor (n.) One who puts another out of his inheritance.

Disheveled (imp. & p. p.) of Dishevel

Dishevelled () of Dishevel

Disheveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dishevel

Dishevelling () of Dishevel

Dishevel (v. t.) To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in the passive participle.

Dishevel (v. t.) To spread loosely or disorderly.

Dishevel (v. i.) To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair.

Dishevele (p. p. & a.) Disheveled.

Disheveled (a.) Having in loose disorder; disarranged; as, disheveled hair.

Disheveled (a.) Having the hair in loose disorder.

Dishfuls (pl. ) of Dishful

Dishful (n.) As much as a dish holds when full.

Dishing (a.) Dish-shaped; concave.

Dishonest (a.) Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.

Dishonest (a.) Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.

Dishonest (a.) Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.

Dishonest (a.) Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.

Dishonest (v. t.) To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.

Dishonestly (adv.) In a dishonest manner.

Dishonesty (n.) Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame.

Dishonesty (n.) Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.

Dishonesty (n.) Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act.

Dishonesty (n.) Lewdness; unchastity.

Dishonor (n.) Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.

Dishonor (n.) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.

Dishonored (imp. & p. p.) of Dishonor

Dishonoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dishonor

Dishonor (v. t.) To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.

Dishonor (v. t.) To violate the chastity of; to debauch.

Dishonor (v. t.) To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.

Dishonorable (a.) Wanting in honor; not honorable; bringing or deserving dishonor; staining the character, and lessening the reputation; shameful; disgraceful; base.

Dishonorable (a.) Wanting in honor or esteem; disesteemed.

Dishonorary (a.) Bringing dishonor on; tending to disgrace; lessening reputation.

Dishonorer (n.) One who dishonors or disgraces; one who treats another indignity.

Dishorn (v. t.) To deprive of horns; as, to dishorn cattle.

Dishorse (v. t.) To dismount.

Dishouse (v. t.) To deprive of house or home.

Dishumor (n.) Ill humor.

Dishumor (v. t.) To deprive of humor or desire; to put out of humor.

Dishwasher (n.) One who, or that which, washes dishes.

Dishwasher (n.) A European bird; the wagtail.

Dishwater (n.) Water in which dishes have been washed.

Disillusion (n.) The act or process of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.

Disillusion (v. t.) To free from an illusion; to disillusionize.

Disillusionize (v. t.) To disenchant; to free from illusion.

Disillusionment (n.) The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.

Disimbitter (v. t.) To free from bitterness.

Disimpark (v. t.) To free from the barriers or restrictions of a park.

Disimpassioned (a.) Free from warmth of passion or feeling.

Disimprove (v. t.) To make worse; -- the opposite of improve.

Disimprove (v. i.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.

Disimprovement (n.) Reduction from a better to a worse state; as, disimprovement of the earth.

Disincarcerate (v. t.) To liberate from prison.

Disinclination (n.) The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition.

Disinclined (imp. & p. p.) of Disincline

Disinclining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disincline

Disincline (v. t.) To incline away the affections of; to excite a slight aversion in; to indispose; to make unwilling; to alienate.

Disinclose (v. t.) To free from being inclosed.

Disincorporated (imp. & p. p.) of Disincorporate

Disincorporating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disincorporate

Disincorporate (v. t.) To deprive of corporate powers, rights, or privileges; to divest of the condition of a corporate body.

Disincorporate (v. t.) To detach or separate from a corporation.

Disincorporate (a.) Separated from, or not included in, a corporation; disincorporated.

Disincorporation (n.) Deprivation of the rights and privileges of a corporation.

Disinfected (imp. & p. p.) of Disinfect

Disinfecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinfect

Disinfect (v. t.) To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.

Disinfectant (n.) That which disinfects; an agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine.

Disinfection (n.) The act of disinfecting; purification from infecting matter.

Disinfector (n.) One who, or that which, disinfects; an apparatus for applying disinfectants.

Disinflame (v. t.) To divest of flame or ardor.

Disingenuity (n.) Disingenuousness.

Disingenuous (a.) Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.

Disingenuous (a.) Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

Disinhabited (a.) Uninhabited.

Disinherison (v. t.) Same as Disherison.

Disinherited (imp. & p. p.) of Disinherit

Disinheriting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinherit

Disinherit (v. t.) To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.

Disinherit (v. t.) To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.

Disinheritance (n.) The act of disinheriting, or the condition of being; disinherited; disherison.

Disinhume (v. t.) To disinter.

Disinsure (v. t.) To render insecure; to put in danger.

Disintegrable (a.) Capable of being disintegrated, or reduced to fragments or powder.

Disintegrated (imp. & p. p.) of Disintegrate

Disintegrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disintegrate

Disintegrate (v. t.) To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences.

Disintegrate (v. i.) To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates.

Disintegration (n.) The process by which anything is disintegrated; the condition of anything which is disintegrated.

Disintegration (n.) The wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.

Disintegrator (n.) A machine for grinding or pulverizing by percussion.

Disinterred (imp. & p. p.) of Disinter

Disinterring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinter

Disinter (v. t.) To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.

Disinter (v. t.) To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.

Disinteress (v. t.) To deprive or rid of interest in, or regard for; to disengage.

Disinteressment (n.) Disinterestedness; impartiality; fairness.

Disinterest (p. a.) Disinterested.

Disinterest (n.) What is contrary to interest or advantage; disadvantage.

Disinterest (n.) Indifference to profit; want of regard to private advantage; disinterestedness.

Disinterest (v. t.) To divest of interest or interested motives.

Disinterested (a.) Not influenced by regard to personal interest or advantage; free from selfish motive; having no relation of interest or feeling; not biased or prejudiced; as, a disinterested decision or judge.

Disinterestedly (adv.) In a disinterested manner; without bias or prejudice.

Disinterestedness (n.) The state or quality of being disinterested; impartiality.

Disinteresting (a.) Uninteresting.

Disinterment (n.) The act of disinterring, or taking out of the earth; exhumation.

Disinthralled (imp. & p. p.) of Disinthrall

Disinthralling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinthrall

Disinthrall (v. t.) To free from thralldom; to disenthrall.

Disinthrallment (n.) A releasing from thralldom or slavery; disenthrallment.

Disintricate (v. t.) To disentangle.

Disinured (imp. & p. p.) of Disinure

Disinuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinure

Disinure (v. t.) To render unaccustomed or unfamiliar.

Disinvestiture (n.) The act of depriving of investiture.

Disinvigorate (v. t.) To enervate; to weaken.

Disinvolve (v. t.) To uncover; to unfold or unroll; to disentangle.

Disjection (n.) Destruction; dispersion.

Disjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Disjoin

Disjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disjoin

Disjoin (v. t.) To part; to disunite; to separate; to sunder.

Disjoin (v. i.) To become separated; to part.

Disjoint (a.) Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.

Disjoint (v. t.) Difficult situation; dilemma; strait.

Disjointed (imp. & p. p.) of Disjoint

Disjointing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disjoint

Disjoint (v. t.) To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.

Disjoint (v. t.) To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint and edifice.

Disjoint (v. t.) To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.

Disjoint (v. i.) To fall in pieces.

Disjointed (a.) Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent.

Disjointly (adv.) In a disjointed state.

Disjudication (n.) Judgment; discrimination. See Dijudication.

Disjunct (a.) Disjoined; separated.

Disjunct (a.) Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction.

Disjuncttion (n.) The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of soul and body.

Disjuncttion (n.) A disjunctive proposition.

Disjunctive (a.) Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining.

Disjunctive (a.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords.

Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive conjunction.

Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive proposition.

Disjunctively (adv.) In a disjunctive manner; separately.

Disjuncture (n.) The act of disjoining, or state of being disjoined; separation.

Disk (n.) A discus; a quoit.

Disk (n.) A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper.

Disk (n.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens.

Disk (n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc.

Disk (n.) The whole surface of a leaf.

Disk (n.) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower.

Disk (n.) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil.

Disk (n.) The anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones.

Disk (n.) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk.

Disk (n.) In owls, the space around the eyes.

Diskindness (n.) Unkindness; disservice.

Diskless (a.) Having no disk; appearing as a point and not expanded into a disk, as the image of a faint star in a telescope.

Dislade (v. t.) To unlade.

Disleal (a.) Disloyal; perfidious.

Disleave (v. t.) To deprive of leaves.

Disliked (imp. & p. p.) of Dislike

Disliking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dislike

Dislike (v. t.) To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.

Dislike (v. t.) To awaken dislike in; to displease.

Dislike (n.) A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of liking or fondness.

Dislike (n.) Discord; dissension.

Dislikeful (a.) Full of dislike; disaffected; malign; disagreeable.

Dislikelihood (n.) The want of likelihood; improbability.

Disliken (v. t.) To make unlike; to disguise.

Dislikeness (n.) Unlikeness.

Disliker (n.) One who dislikes or disrelishes.

Dislimb (v. t.) To tear limb from limb; to dismember.

Dislimn (v. t.) To efface, as a picture.

Dislink (v. t.) To unlink; to disunite; to separate.

Dislive (v. t.) To deprive of life.

Dislocated (imp. & p. p.) of Dislocate

Dislocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dislocate

Dislocate (v. t.) To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone: To remove from its normal connections with a neighboring bone; to put out of joint; to move from its socket; to disjoint; as, to dislocate your bones.

Dislocate (a.) Dislocated.

Dislocation (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.

Dislocation (n.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.

Dislocation (n.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.

Dislodged (imp. & p. p.) of Dislodge

Dislodging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dislodge

Dislodge (v. t.) To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms.

Dislodge (v. t.) To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to dislodge a deer, or an enemy.

Dislodge (v. i.) To go from a place of rest.

Dislodge (n.) Dwelling apart; separation.

Dislodgment (n.) The act or process of dislodging, or the state of being dislodged.

Disloign (v. t.) To put at a distance; to remove.

Disloyal (a.) Not loyal; not true to a sovereign or lawful superior, or to the government under which one lives; false where allegiance is due; faithless; as, a subject disloyal to the king; a husband disloyal to his wife.

Disloyally (adv.) In a disloyal manner.

Disloyalty (n.) Want of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.

Dismail (v. t.) To divest of coat of mail.

Dismal (a.) Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.

Dismal (a.) Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.

Dismally (adv.) In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.

Dismalness (n.) The quality of being dismal; gloominess.

Disman (v. t.) To unman.

Dismantled (imp. & p. p.) of Dismantle

Dismantling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismantle

Dismantle (v. t.) To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.

Dismantle (v. t.) To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.

Dismantle (v. t.) To disable; to render useless.

Dismarch (v. i.) To march away.

Dismarry (v. t.) To free from the bonds of marriage; to divorce.

Dismarshal (v. t.) To disarrange; to derange; to put in disorder.

Dismask (v. t.) To divest of a mask.

Dismasted (imp. & p. p.) of Dismast

Dismasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismast

Dismast (v. t.) To deprive of a mast of masts; to break and carry away the masts from; as, a storm dismasted the ship.

Dismastment (n.) The act of dismasting; the state of being dismasted.

Dismaw (v. t.) To eject from the maw; to disgorge.

Dismayed (imp. & p. p.) of Dismay

Dismaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismay

Dismay (v. i.) To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.

Dismay (v. i.) To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.

Dismay (v. i.) To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.

Dismay (v. t.) Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.

Dismay (v. t.) Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.

Dismayedness (n.) A state of being dismayed; dejection of courage; dispiritedness.

Dismayful (a.) Terrifying.

Disme (n.) A tenth; a tenth part; a tithe.

Dismembered (imp. & p. p.) of Dismember

Dismembering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismember

Dismember (v. t.) To tear limb from limb; to dilacerate; to disjoin member from member; to tear or cut in pieces; to break up.

Dismember (v. t.) To deprive of membership.

Dismemberment (n.) The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; cutting in piece; m/tilation; division; separation.

Dismettled (a.) Destitute of mettle, that is, or fire or spirit.

Dismissed (imp. & p. p.) of Dismiss

Dismissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismiss

Dismiss (v. t.) To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

Dismiss (v. t.) To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

Dismiss (v. t.) To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

Dismiss (n.) Dismission.

Dismissal (n.) Dismission; discharge.

Dismission (n.) The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the grand jury.

Dismission (n.) Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.

Dismission (n.) Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.

Dismissive (a.) Giving dismission.

Dismortaged (imp. & p. p.) of Dismortgage

Dismortgaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismortgage

Dismortgage (v. t.) To redeem from mortgage.

Dismounted (imp. & p. p.) of Dismount

Dismounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismount

Dismount (v. i.) To come down; to descend.

Dismount (v. i.) To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider from his beast; as, the troops dismounted.

Dismount (v. t.) To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and authority, or the like.

Dismount (v. t.) To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse; as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.

Dismount (v. t.) To take down, or apart, as a machine.

Dismount (v. t.) To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings; -- said esp. of artillery.

Disnaturalize (v. t.) To make alien; to deprive of the privileges of birth.

Disnatured (a.) Deprived or destitute of natural feelings; unnatural.

Disobedience (n.) Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.

Disobediency (n.) Disobedience.

Disobedient (a.) Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; -- applied to persons and acts.

Disobedient (a.) Not yielding.

Disobediently (adv.) In a disobedient manner.

Disobeisance (n.) Disobedience.

Disobeisant (a.) Disobedient.

Disobeyed (imp. & p. p.) of Disobey

Disobeying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disobey

Disobey (v. t.) Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.

Disobey (v. i.) To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.

Disobeyer (n.) One who disobeys.

Disobligation (n.) The act of disobliging.

Disobligation (n.) A disobliging act; an offense.

Disobligation (n.) Release from obligation.

Disobligatory (a.) Releasing from obligation.

Disobliged (imp. & p. p.) of Disoblige

Disobliging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disoblige

Disoblige (v. t.) To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of; to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to displease; to refrain from obliging; to be unaccommodating to.

Disoblige (v. t.) To release from obligation.

Disobligement (n.) Release from obligation.

Disobliger (n.) One who disobliges.

Disobliging (a.) Not obliging; not disposed to do a favor; unaccommodating; as, a disobliging person or act.

Disobliging (a.) Displeasing; offensive.

Disoccident (v. t.) To turn away from the west; to throw out of reckoning as to longitude.

Disoccupation (n.) The state of being unemployed; want of occupation.

Disopinion (n.) Want or difference of belief; disbelief.

Disoppilate (v. t.) To open.

Disorb (v. t.) To throw out of the proper orbit; to unsphere.

Disord (n.) Disorder.

Disordeined (a.) Inordinate; irregular; vicious.

Disorder (n.) Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.

Disorder (n.) Neglect of order or system; irregularity.

Disorder (n.) Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.

Disorder (n.) Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement.

Disordered (imp. & p. p.) of Disorder

Disordering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disorder

Disorder (v. t.) To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.

Disorder (v. t.) To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach.

Disorder (v. t.) To depose from holy orders.

Disordered (a.) Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered house, judgment.

Disordered (a.) Disorderly.

Disorderliness (n.) The state of being disorderly.

Disorderly (a.) Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.

Disorderly (a.) Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.

Disorderly (a.) Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly people; disorderly assemblies.

Disorderly (a.) Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.

Disorderly (adv.) In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.

Disordinance (n.) Disarrangement; disturbance.

Disordinate (a.) Inordinate; disorderly.

Disordinately (adv.) Inordinately.

Disordination (n.) The state of being in disorder; derangement; confusion.

Disorganization (v. t.) The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.

Disorganization (v. t.) The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.

Disorganized (imp. & p. p.) of Disorganize

Disorganizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disorganize

Disorganize (v. t.) To destroy the organic structure or regular system of (a government, a society, a party, etc.); to break up (what is organized); to throw into utter disorder; to disarrange.

Disorganizer (n.) One who disorganizes or causes disorder and confusion.

Disorient (v. t.) To turn away from the cast; to confuse as to which way is east; to cause to lose one's bearings.

Disorientate (v. t.) To turn away from the east, or (figuratively) from the right or the truth.

Disowned (imp. & p. p.) of Disown

Disowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disown

Disown (v. t.) To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one's self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an author will sometimes disown his writings.

Disown (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.

Disownment (n.) Act of disowning.

Disoxidate (v. t.) To deoxidate; to deoxidize.

Disoxidation (n.) Deoxidation.

Disoxygenate (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to deoxidize.

Disoxygenation (n.) Deoxidation.

Dispace (v. i.) To roam.

Dispair (v. t.) To separate (a pair).

Dispand (v. t.) To spread out; to expand.

Dispansion (n.) Act of dispanding, or state of being dispanded.

Disparadised (a.) Removed from paradise.

Disparaged (imp. & p. p.) of Disparage

Disparaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disparage

Disparage (v. t.) To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.

Disparage (v. t.) To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.

Disparage (n.) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

Disparagement (n.) Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation.

Disparagement (n.) Injurious comparison with an inferior; a depreciating or dishonoring opinion or insinuation; diminution of value; dishonor; indignity; reproach; disgrace; detraction; -- commonly with to.

Disparager (n.) One who disparages or dishonors; one who vilifies or disgraces.

Disparagingly (adv.) In a manner to disparage or dishonor; slightingly.

Disparate (a.) Unequal; dissimilar; separate.

Disparate (a.) Pertaining to two coordinate species or divisions.

Disparates (n. pl.) Things so unequal or unlike that they can not be compared with each other.

Disparition (n.) Act of disappearing; disappearance.

Disparities (pl. ) of Disparity

Disparity (n.) Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by between, in, of, as to, etc.; as, disparity in, or of, years; a disparity as to color.

Dispark (v. t.) To throw (a park or inclosure); to treat (a private park) as a common.

Dispark (v. t.) To set at large; to release from inclosure.

Disparkle (v. t.) To scatter abroad.

Disparted (imp. & p. p.) of Dispart

Disparting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispart

Dispart (v. t.) To part asunder; to divide; to separate; to sever; to rend; to rive or split; as, disparted air; disparted towers.

Dispart (v. i.) To separate, to open; to cleave.

Dispart (n.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.

Dispart (n.) A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the line of sight parallel to the axis of the bore; -- called also dispart sight, and muzzle sight.

Dispart (v. t.) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.

Dispart (v. t.) To furnish with a dispart sight.

Dispassion (n.) Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.

Dispassionate (a.) Free from passion; not warped, prejudiced, swerved, or carried away by passion or feeling; judicial; calm; composed.

Dispassionate (a.) Not dictated by passion; not proceeding from temper or bias; impartial; as, dispassionate proceedings; a dispassionate view.

Dispassioned (a.) Free from passion; dispassionate.

Dispatched (imp. & p. p.) of Dispatch

Dispatching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispatch

Dispatch (v. t.) To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.

Dispatch (v. t.) To rid; to free.

Dispatch (v. t.) To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.

Dispatch (v. t.) To send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.

Dispatch (v. t.) To send out of the world; to put to death.

Dispatch (v. i.) To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business.

Dispatch (v. t.) The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.

Dispatch (v. t.) Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.

Dispatch (v. t.) The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.

Dispatch (v. t.) A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; -- often used in the plural; as, a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches.

Dispatch (v. t.) A message transmitted by telegraph.

Dispatcher (n.) One who dispatches.

Dispatchful (a.) Bent on haste; intent on speedy execution of business or any task; indicating haste; quick; as, dispatchful looks.

Dispatchment (n.) The act of dispatching.

Dispathies (pl. ) of Dispathy

Dispathy (n.) Lack of sympathy; want of passion; apathy.

Dispauper (v. t.) To deprive of the claim of a pauper to public support; to deprive of the privilege of suing in forma pauperis.

Dispauperize (v. t.) To free a state of pauperism, or from paupers.

Dispeed (v. t.) To send off with speed; to dispatch.

Dispelled (imp. & p. p.) of Dispel

Dispelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispel

Dispel (v. t.) To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.

Dispence (v. i. & n.) See Dispense.

Dispend (v. t.) To spend; to lay out; to expend.

Dispender (n.) One who dispends or expends; a steward.

Dispensable (a.) Capable of being dispensed or administered.

Dispensable (a.) Capable of being dispensed with.

Dispensableness (n.) Quality of being dispensable.

Dispensaries (pl. ) of Dispensary

Dispensary (n.) A place where medicines are prepared and dispensed; esp., a place where the poor can obtain medical advice and medicines gratuitously or at a nominal price.

Dispensary (n.) A dispensatory.

Dispensation (n.) The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.

Dispensation (n.) That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed

Dispensation (n.) A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.

Dispensation (n.) The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).

Dispensative (a.) Granting dispensation.

Dispensatively (adv.) By dispensation.

Dispensator (n.) A distributer; a dispenser.

Dispensatorily (adv.) In the way of dispensation; dispensatively.

Dispensatory (v. t.) Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.

Dispensatories (pl. ) of Dispensatory

Dispensatory (n.) A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop/ia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.

Dispensed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispense

Dispensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispense

Dispense (v. t.) To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.

Dispense (v. t.) To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.

Dispense (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for.

Dispense (v. t.) To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.

Dispense (v. i.) To compensate; to make up; to make amends.

Dispense (v. i.) To give dispensation.

Dispense (v. t.) Dispensation; exemption.

Dispense (n.) Expense; profusion; outlay.

Dispenser (n.) One who, or that which, dispenses; a distributer; as, a dispenser of favors.

Dispeopled (imp. & p. p.) of Dispeople

Dispeopling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispeople

Dispeople (v. t.) To deprive of inhabitants; to depopulate.

Dispeopler (n.) One who, or that which, dispeoples; a depopulator.

Disperge (v. t.) To sprinkle.

Disspermous (a.) Containing only two seeds; two-seeded.

Disperple (v. t.) To scatter; to sprinkle.

Dispersal (n.) The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.

Dispersed (imp. & p. p.) of Disperse

Dispersing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disperse

Disperse (v. t.) To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.

Disperse (v. t.) To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.

Disperse (v. i.) To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.

Disperse (v. i.) To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.

Dispersed (a.) Scattered.

Disperseness (n.) Dispersedness.

Disperser (n.) One that disperses.

Dispersion (n.) The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.

Dispersion (n.) The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.

Dispersive (a.) Tending to disperse.

Disperson'ate (v. t.) To deprive of personality or individuality.

Dispirited (imp. & p. p.) of Dispirit

Dispiriting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispirit

Dispirit (v. t.) To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.

Dispirit (v. t.) To distill or infuse the spirit of.

Dispirited (a.) Depressed in spirits; disheartened; daunted.

Dispiritment (n.) Depression of spirits; discouragement.

Dispiteous (a.) Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless.

Displaced (imp. & p. p.) of Displace

Displacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displace

Displace (v. t.) To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced.

Displace (v. t.) To crowd out; to take the place of.

Displace (v. t.) To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.

Displace (v. t.) To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.

Displaceable (a.) Capable of being displaced.

Displacement (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.

Displacement (n.) The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.

Displacement (n.) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.

Displacency (n.) Want of complacency or gratification; envious displeasure; dislike.

Displacer (n.) One that displaces.

Displacer (n.) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.

Di/planted (imp. & p. p.) of Displant

Displanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displant

Displant (v. t.) To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants.

Displant (v. t.) To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants.

Displantation (n.) The act of displanting; removal; displacement.

Displat (v. t.) To untwist; to uncurl; to unplat.

Displayed (imp. & p. p.) of Display

Displaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Display

Display (v. t.) To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.

Display (v. t.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.

Display (v. t.) To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.

Display (v. t.) To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.

Display (v. t.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.

Display (v. t.) To discover; to descry.

Display (v. i.) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.

Display (n.) An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.

Display (n.) Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.

Displayed (a.) Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.

Displayed (a.) With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.

Displayed (a.) Set with lines of prominent type interspersed, to catch the eye.

Displayer (n.) One who, or that which, displays.

Disple (v. t.) To discipline; to correct.

Displeasance (n.) Displeasure; discontent; annoyance.

Displeasant (a.) Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant.

Displeased (imp. & p. p.) of Displease

Displeasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displease

Displease (v. t.) To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.

Displease (v. t.) To fail to satisfy; to miss of.

Displease (v. i.) To give displeasure or offense.

Displeasedly (adv.) With displeasure.

Displeasedness (n.) Displeasure.

Displeaser (n.) One who displeases.

Displeasing (a.) Causing displeasure or dissatisfaction; offensive; disagreeable.

Displeasure (n.) The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.

Displeasure (n.) That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.

Displeasure (n.) State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.

Displeasure (v. t.) To displease.

Displenish (v. t.) To deprive or strip, as a house of furniture, or a barn of stock.

Displicence (n.) Alt. of Displicency

Displicency (n.) Dislike; dissatisfaction; discontent.

Disploded (imp. & p. p.) of Displode

Disploding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displode

Displode (v. t.) To discharge; to explode.

Displode (v. i.) To burst with a loud report; to explode.

Displosion (n.) Explosion.

Displosive (a.) Explosive.

Displumed (imp. & p. p.) of Displume

Displuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displume

Displume (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade.

Dispoline (n.) One of several isomeric organic bases of the quinoline series of alkaloids.

Dispond (n.) See Despond.

Dispondee (n.) A double spondee; a foot consisting of four long syllables.

Dispone (v. t.) To dispose.

Dispone (v. t.) To dispose of.

Dispone (v. t.) To make over, or convey, legally.

Disponee (n.) The person to whom any property is legally conveyed.

Disponer (n.) One who legally transfers property from himself to another.

Disponge (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with water from a sponge.

Dispope (v. t.) To refuse to consider as pope; to depose from the popedom.

Disporous (a.) Having two spores.

Disport (v. i.) Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.

Disported (imp. & p. p.) of Disport

Disporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disport

Disport (v. i.) To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self.

Disport (v. i.) To divert or amuse; to make merry.

Disport (v. i.) To remove from a port; to carry away.

Disportment (n.) Act of disporting; diversion; play.

Disposable (a.) Subject to disposal; free to be used or employed as occasion may require; not assigned to any service or use.

Disposal (n.) The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines.

Disposal (n.) Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction.

Disposal (n.) Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property.

Disposal (n.) Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of.

Disposed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispose

Disposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispose

Dispose (v. t.) To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.

Dispose (v. t.) To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.

Dispose (v. t.) To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.

Dispose (v. t.) To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause to turn; especially, to incline the mind of; to give a bent or propension to; to incline; to make inclined; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by for before the indirect object.

Dispose (v. t.) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to pass over into the control of some one else, as by selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of one's time.

Dispose (v. i.) To bargain; to make terms.

Dispose (n.) Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.

Dispose (n.) Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior; demeanor.

Disposed (p. a.) Inclined; minded.

Disposed (p. a.) Inclined to mirth; jolly.

Disposedness (n.) The state of being disposed or inclined; inclination; propensity.

Disposement (n.) Disposal.

Disposer (n.) One who, or that which, disposes; a regulator; a director; a bestower.

Disposingly (adv.) In a manner to dispose.

Disposited (a.) Disposed.

Disposition (n.) The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.

Disposition (n.) The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.

Disposition (n.) Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.

Disposition (n.) Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.

Disposition (n.) Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind.

Disposition (n.) Mood; humor.

Dispositional (a.) Pertaining to disposition.

Dispositioned (a.) Having (such) a disposition; -- used in compounds; as, well-dispositioned.

Dispositive (a.) Disposing; tending to regulate; decretive.

Dispositive (a.) Belonging to disposition or natural, tendency.

Dispositively (adv.) In a dispositive manner; by natural or moral disposition.

Dispositor (n.) A disposer.

Dispositor (n.) The planet which is lord of the sign where another planet is.

Dispossessed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispossess

Dispossessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispossess

Dispossess (v. t.) To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; -- usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown.

Dispossession (n.) The act of putting out of possession; the state of being dispossessed.

Dispossession (n.) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in possession of a freehold, no matter in what title; -- called also ouster.

Dispossessor (n.) One who dispossesses.

Dispost (v. t.) To eject from a post; to displace.

Disposure (n.) The act of disposing; power to dispose of; disposal; direction.

Disposure (n.) Disposition; arrangement; position; posture.

Dispraisable (a.) Blamable.

Dispraised (imp. & p. p.) of Dispraise

Dispraising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispraise

Dispraise (v. t.) To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.

Dispraise (v. t.) The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.

Dispraiser (n.) One who blames or dispraises.

Dispraisingly (adv.) By way of dispraise.

Dispread (v. t.) To spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the sun dispreads his beams.

Dispread (v. i.) To extend or expand itself.

Dispreader (n.) One who spreads abroad.

Disprejudice (v. t.) To free from prejudice.

Disprepare (v. t.) To render unprepared.

Disprince (v. t.) To make unlike a prince.

Disprison (v. t.) To let loose from prison, to set at liberty.

Disprivilege (v. t.) To deprive of a privilege or privileges.

Disprize (v. t.) To depreciate.

Disprofess (v. t.) To renounce the profession or pursuit of.

Disprofit (n.) Loss; damage.

Disprofit (v. i. & i.) To be, or to cause to be, without profit or benefit.

Disprofitable (a.) Unprofitable.

Disproof (n.) A proving to be false or erroneous; confutation; refutation; as, to offer evidence in disproof of a statement.

Disproperty (v. t.) To cause to be no longer property; to dispossess of.

Disproportion (n.) Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.

Disproportion (n.) Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.

Disproportioned (imp. & p. p.) of Disproportion

Disproportioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disproportion

Disproportion (v. t.) To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.

Disproportionable (a.) Disproportional; unsuitable in form, size, quantity, or adaptation; disproportionate; inadequate.

Disproportional (a.) Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal; as, a disproportional limb constitutes deformity in the body; the studies of youth should not be disproportional to their understanding.

Disproportionality (n.) The state of being disproportional.

Disproportionally (adv.) In a disproportional manner; unsuitably in form, quantity, or value; unequally.

Disproportionate (a.) Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a work disproportionate means.

Dispropriate (v. t.) To cancel the appropriation of; to disappropriate.

Disprovable (a.) Capable of being disproved or refuted.

Disproval (n.) Act of disproving; disproof.

Disproved (imp. & p. p.) of Disprove

Disproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disprove

Disprove (v. t.) To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

Disprove (v. t.) To disallow; to disapprove of.

Disprover (n.) One who disproves or confutes.

Disprovide (v. t.) Not to provide; to fail to provide.

Dispunct (a.) Wanting in punctilious respect; discourteous.

Dispunct (v. t.) To expunge.

Dispunge (v. t.) To expunge; to erase.

Dispunge (v. t.) See Disponge.

Dispunishable (a.) Without penal restraint; not punishable.

Dispurpose (v. t.) To dissuade; to frustrate; as, to dispurpose plots.

Dispurse (v. t.) To disburse.

Dispurvey (v. t.) To disfurnish; to strip.

Dispurveyance (n.) Want of provisions; /ack of food.

Disputable (v. i.) Capable of being disputed; liable to be called in question, controverted, or contested; or doubtful certainty or propriety; controvertible; as, disputable opinions, propositions, points, or questions.

Disputable (v. i.) Disputatious; contentious.

Disputableness (n.) State of being disputable.

Disputacity (v. i.) Proneness to dispute.

Disputant (v. i.) Disputing; engaged in controversy.

Disputant (n.) One who disputes; one who argues // opposition to another; one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in opposition.

Disputation (v. i.) The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.

Disputation (v. i.) A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.

Disputatious (a.) Inclined to dispute; apt to civil or controvert; characterized by dispute; as, a disputatious person or temper.

Disputative (a.) Disposed to dispute; inclined to cavil or to reason in opposition; as, a disputative temper.

Disputed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispute

Disputing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispute

Dispute (v. i.) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

Dispute (v. t.) To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

Dispute (v. t.) To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.

Dispute (v. t.) To strive or contend about; to contest.

Dispute (v. t.) To struggle against; to resist.

Dispute (v. i.) Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

Dispute (v. i.) Contest; struggle; quarrel.

Disputeless (a.) Admitting no dispute; incontrovertible.

Disputer (n.) One who disputes, or who is given to disputes; a controvertist.

Disputison (n.) Dispute; discussion.

Disqualification (n.) The act of disqualifying, or state of being disqualified; want of qualification; incompetency; disability; as, the disqualification of men for holding certain offices.

Disqualification (n.) That which disqualifies; that which incapacitates or makes unfit; as, conviction of crime is a disqualification of a person for office; sickness is a disqualification for labor.

Disqualified (imp. & p. p.) of Disqualify

Disqualifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disqualify

Disqualify (v. t.) To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act.

Disqualify (v. t.) To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.

Disquantity (v. t.) To diminish the quantity of; to lessen.

Disquiet (a.) Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.

Disquiet (n.) Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.

Disquieted (imp. & p. p.) of Disquiet

Disquieting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disquiet

Disquiet (v. t.) To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb.

Disquietal (n.) The act of disquieting; a state of disquiet.

Disquieter (n.) One who, or that which, disquiets, or makes uneasy; a disturber.

Disquietful (a.) Producing inquietude or uneasiness.

Disquietive (a.) Tending to disquiet.

Disquietly (adv.) In a disquiet manner; uneasily; as, he rested disquietly that night.

Disquietment (n.) State of being disquieted; uneasiness; harassment.

Disquietness (n.) Disturbance of quiet in body or mind; restlessness; uneasiness.

Disquietous (a.) Causing uneasiness.

Disquiettude (n.) Want of peace or tranquility; uneasiness; disturbance; agitation; anxiety.

Disquisition (n.) A formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, any subject; a full examination or investigation of a matter, with the arguments and facts bearing upon it; elaborate essay; dissertation.

Disquisitional (a.) Pertaining to disquisition; of the nature of disquisition.

Disquisitionary (a.) Pertaining to disquisition; disquisitional.

Disquisitive (a.) Relating to disquisition; fond discussion or investigation; examining; inquisitive.

Disquisitorial (a.) Disquisitory.

Disquisitory (a.) Of or pertaining to disquisition; disquisitive.

Disrange (v. t.) To disarrange.

Disrank (v. t.) To degrade from rank.

Disrank (v. t.) To throw out of rank or into confusion.

Disrate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower rating or rank; to degrade.

Disray (variant) of Disarray.

Disrealize (v. t.) To divest of reality; to make uncertain.

Disregarded (imp. & p. p.) of Disregard

Disregarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disregard

Disregard (v. t.) Not to regard; to pay no heed to; to omit to take notice of; to neglect to observe; to slight as unworthy of regard or notice; as, to disregard the admonitions of conscience.

Disregard (n.) The act of disregarding, or the state of being disregarded; intentional neglect; omission of notice; want of attention; slight.

Disregarder (n.) One who disregards.

Disregardful (a.) Neglect; negligent; heedless; regardless.

Disregardfully (adv.) Negligently; heedlessly.

Disrelish (n.) Want of relish; dislike (of the palate or of the mind); distaste; a slight degree of disgust; as, a disrelish for some kinds of food.

Disrelish (n.) Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.

Disrelished (imp. & p. p.) of Disrelish

Disrelishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disrelish

Disrelish (v. t.) Not to relish; to regard as unpalatable or offensive; to feel a degree of disgust at.

Disrelish (v. t.) To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.

Disremember (v. t.) To fail to remember; to forget.

Disrepair (n.) A state of being in bad condition, and wanting repair.

Disreputability (n.) The state of being disreputable.

Disreputable (a.) Not reputable; of bad repute; not in esteem; dishonorable; disgracing the reputation; tending to bring into disesteem; as, it is disreputable to associate familiarly with the mean, the lewd, and the profane.

Disreputably (adv.) In a disreputable manner.

Disreputation (n.) Loss or want of reputation or good name; dishonor; disrepute; disesteem.

Disrepute (n.) Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.

Disrepute (v. t.) To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor.

Disrespect (n.) Want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy.

Disrespect (v. t.) To show disrespect to.

Disrespectability (n.) Want of respectability.

Disrespectable (a.) Not respectable; disreputable.

Disrespecter (n.) One who disrespects.

Disrespectful (a.) Wanting in respect; manifesting disesteem or lack of respect; uncivil; as, disrespectful behavior.

Disrespective (a.) Showing want of respect; disrespectful.

Disreverence (v. t.) To treat irreverently or with disrespect.

Disrobed (imp. & p. p.) of Disrobe

Disrobing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disrobe

Disrobe (v. t. & i.) To divest of a robe; to undress; figuratively, to strip of covering; to divest of that which clothes or decorates; as, autumn disrobes the fields of verdure.

Disrober (n.) One who, or that which, disrobes.

Disroof (v. t.) To unroof.

Disrooted (imp. & p. p.) of Disroot

Disrooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disroot

Disroot (v. t.) To tear up the roots of, or by the roots; hence, to tear from a foundation; to uproot.

Disrout (v. i.) To put to rout.

Disrudder (v. t.) To deprive of the rudder, as a ship.

Disrulily (adv.) In a disorderly manner.

Disruly (a.) Unruly; disorderly.

Disrupt (a.) Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted.

Disrupted (imp. & p. p.) of Disrupt

Disrupting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disrupt

Disrupt (v. t.) To break asunder; to rend.

Disruption (n.) The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state.

Disruptive (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery.

Disrupture (n.) Disruption.

Dissatisfaction (n.) The state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations.

Dissatisfactory (a.) Causing dissatisfaction; unable to give content; unsatisfactory; displeasing.

Dissatisfied (imp. & p. p.) of Dissatisfy

Dissatisfying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissatisfy

Dissatisfy (v. t.) To render unsatisfied or discontented; to excite uneasiness in by frustrating wishes or expectations; to displease by the want of something requisite; as, to be dissatisfied with one's fortune.

Disseat (v. t.) To unseat.

Dissected (imp. & p. p.) of Dissect

Dissecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissect

Dissect (v. t.) To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize.

Dissect (v. t.) To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely.

Dissected (a.) Cut into several parts; divided into sections; as, a dissected map.

Dissected (a.) Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions; as, a dissected leaf.

Dissectible (a.) Capable of being dissected, or separated by dissection.

Dissecting (a.) Dividing or separating the parts of an animal or vegetable body; as, a dissecting aneurism, one which makes its way between or within the coats of an artery.

Dissecting (a.) Of or pertaining to, or received during, a dissection; as, a dissecting wound.

Dissecting (a.) Used for or in dissecting; as, a dissecting knife; a dissecting microscope.

Dissection (n.) The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.

Dissection (n.) Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.

Dissection (n.) Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.

Dissector (n.) One who dissects; an anatomist.

Disseized (imp. & p. p.) of Disseize

Disseizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disseize

Disseize (v. t.) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land); -- followed by of; as, to disseize a tenant of his freehold.

Disseizee (n.) A person disseized, or put out of possession of an estate unlawfully; -- correlative to disseizor.

Disseizin (n.) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold.

Disseizor (n.) One who wrongfully disseizes, or puts another out of possession of a freehold.

Disseizoress (n.) A woman disseizes.

Disseizure (n.) Disseizin.

Dissemblance (n.) Want of resemblance; dissimilitude.

Dissemblance (n.) The act or art of dissembling; dissimulation.

Dissembled (imp. & p. p.) of Dissemble

Dissembling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissemble

Dissemble (v. t.) To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.

Dissemble (v. t.) To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.

Dissemble (v. i.) To conceal the real fact, motives, /tention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.

Dissembler (n.) One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.

Dissembling (a.) That dissembles; hypocritical; false.

Disseminated (imp. & p. p.) of Disseminate

Disseminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disseminate

Disseminate (v. t. & i.) To sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation.

Disseminate (v. t. & i.) To spread or extend by dispersion.

Disseminated (p. a.) Occurring in small portions scattered through some other substance.

Dissemination (n.) The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.

Disseminative (a.) Tending to disseminate, or to become disseminated.

Disseminator (n.) One who, or that which, disseminates, spreads, or propagates; as, disseminators of disease.

Dissension (n.) Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.

Dissensious (a.) Disposed to discord; contentious; dissentious.

Dissented (imp. & p. p.) of Dissent

Dissenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissent

Dissent (v. i.) To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.

Dissent (v. i.) To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.

Dissent (v. i.) To differ; to be of a contrary nature.

Dissent (n.) The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.

Dissent (n.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.

Dissent (n.) Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.

Dissentaneous (a.) Disagreeing; contrary; differing; -- opposed to consentaneous.

Dissentany (a.) Dissentaneous; inconsistent.

Dissentation (n.) Dissension.

Dissenter (n.) One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement.

Dissenter (n.) One who separates from the service and worship of an established church; especially, one who disputes the authority or tenets of the Church of England; a nonconformist.

Dissenterism (n.) The spirit or principles of dissenters.

Dissentiate (v. t.) To throw into a state of dissent.

Dissentient (v. i.) Disagreeing; declaring dissent; dissenting.

Dissentient (n.) One who dissents.

Dissentious (a.) Marked by dissensions; apt to breed discord; quarrelsome; contentious; factious.

Dissentive (a.) Disagreeing; inconsistent.

Dissepiment (n.) A separating tissue; a partition; a septum.

Dissepiment (n.) One of the partitions which divide a compound ovary into cells.

Dissepiment (n.) One of the transverse, calcareous partitions between the radiating septa of a coral.

Dissert (v. i.) To discourse or dispute; to discuss.

Dissertate (v. i.) To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse.

Dissertation (n.) A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.

Dissertational (a.) Relating to dissertations; resembling a dissertation.

Dissertationist (n.) A writer of dissertations.

Dissertator (n.) One who writers a dissertation; one who discourses.

Dissertly (adv.) See Disertly.

Di///// (imp. & p. p.) of Disserve

Disserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disserve

Disserve (v. t.) To fail to serve; to do injury or mischief to; to damage; to hurt; to harm.

Disservice (n.) Injury; mischief.

Disserviceable (a.) Calculated to do disservice or harm; not serviceable; injurious; harmful; unserviceable.

Dissettle (v. t.) To unsettle.

Dissettlement (n.) The act of unsettling, or the state of being unsettled.

Dissevered (imp. & p. p.) of Dissever

Dissevering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissever

Dissever (v. t.) To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse.

Dissever (v. i.) To part; to separate.

Disseverance (n.) The act of disserving; separation.

Disseveration (n.) The act of disserving; disseverance.

Disseverment (n.) Disseverance.

Disshadow (v. t.) To free from shadow or shade.

Dissheathe (v. i.) To become unsheathed.

Disship (v. t.) To dismiss from service on board ship.

Disshiver (v. t. & i.) To shiver or break in pieces.

Dissidence (a.) Disagreement; dissent; separation from the established religion.

Dissident (a.) No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.

Dissident (n.) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.

Dissidently (adv.) In a dissident manner.

Dissilience (n.) Alt. of Dissiliency

Dissiliency (n.) The act of leaping or starting asunder.

Dissilient (a.) Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively; as, a dissilient pericarp.

Dissilition (n.) The act of bursting or springing apart.

Dissimilar (a.) Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features.

Dissimilarity (n.) Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilitude; variety; as, the dissimilarity of human faces and forms.

Dissimilarly (adv.) In a dissimilar manner; in a varied style.

Dissimilate (v. t.) To render dissimilar.

Dissimilation (n.) The act of making dissimilar.

Dissimile (n.) Comparison or illustration by contraries.

Dissimilitude (n.) Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.

Dissimilitude (n.) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.

Dissimulate (a.) Feigning; simulating; pretending.

Dissimulate (v. i.) To dissemble; to feign; to pretend.

Dissimulation (n.) The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.

Dissimulator (n.) One who dissimulates; a dissembler.

Dissimule (v. t. & i.) To dissemble.

Dissimuler (n.) A dissembler.

Dissimulour (n.) A dissembler.

Dissipable (a.) Capable of being scattered or dissipated.

Dissipated (imp. & p. p.) of Dissipate

Dissipating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissipate

Dissipate (v. t.) To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; -- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.

Dissipate (v. t.) To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.

Dissipate (v. i.) To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates.

Dissipate (v. i.) To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.

Dissipated (a.) Squandered; scattered.

Dissipated (a.) Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.

Dissipation (n.) The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.

Dissipation (n.) A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.

Dissipation (n.) A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.

Dissipative (a.) Tending to dissipate.

Dissipativity (n.) The rate at which palpable energy is dissipated away into other forms of energy.

Dissite (a.) Lying apart.

Disslander (v. t.) To slander.

Disslander (n.) Slander.

Disslanderous (a.) Slanderous.

Dissociability (n.) Want of sociability; unsociableness.

Dissociable (a.) Not /ell associated or assorted; incongruous.

Dissociable (a.) Having a tendency to dissolve social connections; unsuitable to society; unsociable.

Dissocial (v. t.) Unfriendly to society; contracted; selfish; as, dissocial feelings.

Dissocialize (v. t.) To render unsocial.

Dissociated (imp. & p. p.) of Dissociate

Dissociating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissociate

Dissociate (v. t.) To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance.

Dissociation (n.) The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.

Dissociation (n.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

Dissociative (a.) Tending or leading to dissociation.

Dissolubility (n.) The quality of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissolved by heat or moisture, and converted into a fluid.

Dissoluble (a.) Capable of being dissolved; having its parts separable by heat or moisture; convertible into a fluid.

Dissoluble (a.) Capable of being disunited.

Dissolubleness (n.) The quality of being dissoluble; dissolubility.

Dissolute (a.) With nerves unstrung; weak.

Dissolute (a.) Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

Dissolutely (adv.) In a dissolute manner.

Dissoluteness (n.) State or quality of being dissolute; looseness of morals and manners; addictedness to sinful pleasures; debauchery; dissipation.

Dissolution (n.) The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.

Dissolution (n.) Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.

Dissolution (n.) Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.

Dissolution (n.) The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.

Dissolution (n.) The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.

Dissolution (n.) The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.

Dissolution (n.) The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.

Dissolution (n.) Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.

Dissolution (n.) Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.

Dissolvability (n.) Capacity of being dissolved; solubility.

Dissolvable (a.) Capable of being dissolved, or separated into component parts; capable of being liquefied; soluble.

Dissolvative (n.) Having the power to dissolve anything; solvent.

Dissolved (imp. & p. p.) of Dissolve

Dissolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissolve

Dissolve (v. t.) To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.

Dissolve (v. t.) To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.

Dissolve (v. t.) To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.

Dissolve (v. t.) To solve; to clear up; to resolve.

Dissolve (v. t.) To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.

Dissolve (v. t.) To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.

Dissolve (v. i.) To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.

Dissolve (v. i.) To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.

Dissolve (v. i.) To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.

Dissolvent (a.) Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.

Dissolvent (n.) That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent.

Dissolvent (n.) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.

Dissolver (n.) One who, or that which, has power to dissolve or dissipate.

Dissolving (a.) Melting; breaking up; vanishing.

Dissonance (n.) A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord.

Dissonance (n.) Want of agreement; incongruity.

Dissonancy (n.) Discord; dissonance.

Dissonant (a.) Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.

Dissonant (a.) Disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to.

Disspirit (v. t.) See Dispirit.

Dissuaded (imp. & p. p.) of Dissuade

Dissuading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissuade

Dissuade (v. t.) To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).

Dissuade (v. t.) To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.

Dissuader (n.) One who dissuades; a dehorter.

Dissuasion (n.) The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.

Dissuasion (n.) A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.

Dissuasive (a.) Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory; as, dissuasive advice.

Dissuasive (n.) A dissuasive argument or counsel; dissuasion; dehortation.

Dissuasory (n.) A dissuasive.

Dissundered (imp. & p. p.) of Dissunder

Dissundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissunder

Dissunder (v. t.) To separate; to sunder; to destroy.

Dissweeten (v. t.) To deprive of sweetness.

Dissyllabic (a.) Consisting of two syllables only; as, a dissyllabic foot in poetry.

Dissyllabification (n.) A forming into two syllables.

Dissyllabify (v. t.) To form into two syllables.

Dissyllabize (v. t.) To form into two syllables; to dissyllabify.

Dissyllable (n.) A word of two syllables; as, pa-per.

Dissymmetrical (a.) Not having symmetry; asymmetrical; unsymmetrical.

Dissymmetry (n.) Absence or defect of symmetry; asymmetry.

Dissympathy (n.) Lack of sympathy; want of interest; indifference.

Distad (adv.) Toward a distal part; on the distal side of; distally.

Distaffs (pl. ) of Distaff

Distaves (pl. ) of Distaff

Distaff (n.) The staff for holding a bunch of flax, tow, or wool, from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.

Distaff (n.) Used as a symbol of the holder of a distaff; hence, a woman; women, collectively.

Distained (imp. & p. p.) of Distain

Distaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distain

Distain (v. t.) To tinge with a different color from the natural or proper one; to stain; to discolor; to sully; to tarnish; to defile; -- used chiefly in poetry.

Distal (a.) Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle

Distal (a.) Pertaining to that which is distal; as, the distal tuberosities of a bone.

Distally (adv.) Toward a distal part.

Distance (n.) The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.

Distance (n.) Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Distance (n.) A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

Distance (n.) Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.

Distance (n.) Space between two antagonists in fencing.

Distance (n.) The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

Distance (n.) Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

Distance (n.) Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

Distance (n.) The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

Distance (n.) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

Distance (n.) Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

Distance (n.) The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

Distanced (imp. & p. p.) of Distance

Distancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distance

Distance (v. t.) To place at a distance or remotely.

Distance (v. t.) To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

Distance (v. t.) To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

Distancy (n.) Distance.

Distant (a.) Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.

Distant (a.) Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.

Distant (a.) Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

Distant (a.) Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

Distant (a.) Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.

Distantial (a.) Distant.

Distantly (adv.) At a distance; remotely; with reserve.

Distaste (n.) Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish.

Distaste (n.) Discomfort; uneasiness.

Distaste (n.) Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.

Distasted (imp. & p. p.) of Distaste

Distasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distaste

Distaste (v. t.) Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike.

Distaste (v. t.) To offend; to disgust; to displease.

Distaste (v. t.) To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful.

Distaste (v. i.) To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable.

Distasteful (a.) Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome.

Distasteful (a.) Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable; as, a distasteful truth.

Distasteful (a.) Manifesting distaste or dislike; repulsive.

Distasteive (a.) Tending to excite distaste.

Distasteive (n.) That which excites distaste or aversion.

Distasture (n.) Something which excites distaste or disgust.

Distempered (imp. & p. p.) of Distemper

Distempering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distemper

Distemper (v. t.) To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.

Distemper (v. t.) To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.

Distemper (v. t.) To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant.

Distemper (v. t.) To intoxicate.

Distemper (v. t.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to distemper colors with size.

Distemper (v. t.) An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts.

Distemper (v. t.) Severity of climate; extreme weather, whether hot or cold.

Distemper (v. t.) A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; -- at present chiefly applied to diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle.

Distemper (v. t.) Morbid temper of the mind; undue predominance of a passion or appetite; mental derangement; bad temper; ill humor.

Distemper (v. t.) Political disorder; tumult.

Distemper (v. t.) A preparation of opaque or body colors, in which the pigments are tempered or diluted with weak glue or size (cf. Tempera) instead of oil, usually for scene painting, or for walls and ceilings of rooms.

Distemper (v. t.) A painting done with this preparation.

Distemperance (n.) Distemperature.

Distemperate (a.) Immoderate.

Distemperate (a.) Diseased; disordered.

Distemperately (adv.) Unduly.

Distemperature (n.) Bad temperature; intemperateness; excess of heat or cold, or of other qualities; as, the distemperature of the air.

Distemperature (n.) Disorder; confusion.

Distemperature (n.) Disorder of body; slight illness; distemper.

Distemperature (n.) Perturbation of mind; mental uneasiness.

Distemperment (n.) Distempered state; distemperature.

Distended (imp. & p. p.) of Distend

Distending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distend

Distend (v. t.) To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.

Distend (v. t.) To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.

Distend (v. i.) To become expanded or inflated; to swell.

Distensibility (n.) The quality or capacity of being distensible.

Distensible (a.) Capable of being distended or dilated.

Distension (n.) Same as Distention.

Distensive (a.) Distending, or capable of being distended.

Distent (a.) Distended.

Distent (n.) Breadth.

Distention (n.) The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs.

Distention (n.) Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.

Dister (v. t.) To banish or drive from a country.

Disterminate (a.) Separated by bounds.

Distermination (n.) Separation by bounds.

Disthene (n.) Cyanite or kyanite; -- so called in allusion to its unequal hardness in two different directions. See Cyanite.

Disthrone (v. t.) To dethrone.

Disthronize (v. t.) To dethrone.

Distich (n.) A couple of verses or poetic lines making complete sense; an epigram of two verses.

Distich (n.) Alt. of Distichous

Distichous (n.) Disposed in two vertical rows; two-ranked.

Distichously (adv.) In a distichous manner.

Distil (v. t. & i.) See Distill.

Distilled (imp. & p. p.) of Distill

Distilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distill

Distill (n. & v) To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.

Distill (n. & v) To flow gently, or in a small stream.

Distill (n. & v) To practice the art of distillation.

Distill (v. t.) To let fall or send down in drops.

Distill (v. t.) To obtain by distillation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine; to distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to distill fresh water from sea water.

Distill (v. t.) To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc.

Distill (v. t.) To dissolve or melt.

Distillable (a.) Capable of being distilled; especially, capable of being distilled without chemical change or decomposition; as, alcohol is distillable; olive oil is not distillable.

Distillate (n.) The product of distillation; as, the distillate from molasses.

Distillation (n.) The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.

Distillation (n.) That which falls in drops.

Distillation (n.) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.

Distillation (n.) The substance extracted by distilling.

Distillatory (a.) Belonging to, or used in, distilling; as, distillatory vessels.

Distillatory (n.) A distillatory apparatus; a still.

Distiller (n.) One who distills; esp., one who extracts alcoholic liquors by distillation.

Distiller (n.) The condenser of a distilling apparatus.

Distilleries (pl. ) of Distillery

Distillery (n.) The building and works where distilling, esp. of alcoholic liquors, is carried on.

Distillery (n.) The act of distilling spirits.

Distillment (n.) Distillation; the substance obtained by distillation.

Distinct (a.) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.

Distinct (a.) Marked; variegated.

Distinct (a.) Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.

Distinct (a.) Not identical; different; individual.

Distinct (a.) So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.

Distinct (v. t.) To distinguish.

Distinction (n.) A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.

Distinction (n.) The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.

Distinction (n.) That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.

Distinction (n.) Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.

Distinction (n.) Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.

Distinctive (a.) Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

Distinctive (a.) Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating.

Distinctively (adv.) With distinction; plainly.

Distinctiveness (n.) State of being distinctive.

Distinctly (adv.) With distinctness; not confusedly; without the blending of one part or thing another; clearly; plainly; as, to see distinctly.

Distinctly (adv.) With meaning; significantly.

Distinctness (n.) The quality or state of being distinct; a separation or difference that prevents confusion of parts or things.

Distinctness (n.) Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision; as, he stated his arguments with great distinctness.

Distincture (n.) Distinctness.

Distinguished (imp. & p. p.) of Distinguish

Distinguishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distinguish

Distinguish (v. t.) Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.

Distinguish (v. t.) To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.

Distinguish (v. t.) To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum.

Distinguish (v. t.) To constitute a difference; to make to differ.

Distinguish (v. t.) To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.

Distinguish (v. i.) To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.

Distinguish (v. i.) To become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible.

Distinguishable (a.) Capable of being distinguished; separable; divisible; discernible; capable of recognition; as, a tree at a distance is distinguishable from a shrub.

Distinguishable (a.) Worthy of note or special regard.

Distinguishableness (n.) The quality of being distinguishable.

Distinguishably (adv.) So as to be distinguished.

Distinguished (a.) Marked; special.

Distinguished (a.) Separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds.

Distinguishedly (adv.) In a distinguished manner.

Distinguisher (n.) One who, or that which, distinguishes or separates one thing from another by marks of diversity.

Distinguisher (n.) One who discerns accurately the difference of things; a nice or judicious observer.

Distinguishing (a.) Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else; distinctive; peculiar; characteristic.

Distinguishingly (adv.) With distinction; with some mark of preference.

Distinguishment (n.) Observation of difference; distinction.

Distitle (v. t.) To deprive of title or right.

Distoma (n.) A genus of parasitic, trematode worms, having two suckers for attaching themselves to the part they infest. See 1st Fluke, 2.

Distort (a.) Distorted; misshapen.

Distorted (imp. & p. p.) of Distort

Distorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distort

Distort (v. t.) To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.

Distort (v. t.) To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.

Distort (v. t.) To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.

Distorter (n.) One who, or that which, distorts.

Distortion (n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.

Distortion (n.) A wresting from the true meaning.

Distortion (n.) The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.

Distortion (n.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

Distortive (a.) Causing distortion.

Distract (a.) Separated; drawn asunder.

Distract (a.) Insane; mad.

Distracted (imp. & p. p.) of Distract

Distraught (p. p.) of Distract

Distracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distract

Distract (v. t.) To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin.

Distract (v. t.) To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention.

Distract (v. t.) To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass.

Distract (v. t.) To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted.

Distracted (a.) Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad.

Distractedly (adv.) Disjointedly; madly.

Distractedness (n.) A state of being distracted; distraction.

Distracter (n.) One who, or that which, distracts away.

Distractful (a.) Distracting.

Distractible (a.) Capable of being drawn aside or distracted.

Distractile (a.) Tending or serving to draw apart.

Distracting (a.) Tending or serving to distract.

Distraction (n.) The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.

Distraction (n.) That which diverts attention; a diversion.

Distraction (n.) A diversity of direction; detachment.

Distraction (n.) State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.

Distraction (n.) Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.

Distraction (n.) Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.

Distraction (n.) Derangement of the mind; madness.

Distractious (a.) Distractive.

Distractive (a.) Causing perplexity; distracting.

Distrained (imp. & p. p.) of Distrain

Distraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distrain

Distrain (v. t.) To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict.

Distrain (v. t.) To rend; to tear.

Distrain (v. t.) To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement.

Distrain (v. t.) To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels.

Distrain (v. i.) To levy a distress.

Distrainable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, distrained.

Distrainer (n.) Same as Distrainor.

Distrainor (n.) One who distrains; the party distraining goods or chattels.

Distraint (n.) The act or proceeding of seizing personal property by distress.

Distrait (a.) Absent-minded; lost in thought; abstracted.

Distraught (a.) Torn asunder; separated.

Distraught (a.) Distracted; perplexed.

Distraughted (a.) Distracted.

Distream (v. i.) To flow.

Distress (n.) Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends.

Distress (n.) That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.

Distress (n.) A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc.

Distress (n.) The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc.

Distress (n.) The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.

Distressed (imp. & p. p.) of Distress

Distressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distress

Distress (n.) To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.

Distress (n.) To compel by pain or suffering.

Distress (n.) To seize for debt; to distrain.

Distressedness (n.) A state of being distressed or greatly pained.

Distressful (a.) Full of distress; causing, indicating, or attended with, distress; as, a distressful situation.

Distressing (a.) Causing distress; painful; unpleasant.

Distressing (adv.) In a distressing manner.

Distributable (a.) Capable of being distributed.

Distributary (a.) Tending to distribute or be distributed; that distributes; distributive.

Distributed (imp. & p. p.) of Distribute

Distributing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distribute

Distribute (v. t.) To divide among several or many; to deal out; to apportion; to allot.

Distribute (v. t.) To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.

Distribute (v. t.) To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters, etc.

Distribute (v. t.) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.

Distribute (v. t.) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.

Distribute (v. t.) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.

Distribute (v. i.) To make distribution.

Distributer (n.) One who, or that which, distributes or deals out anything; a dispenser.

Distributing (a.) That distributes; dealing out.

Distribution (n.) The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.

Distribution (n.) Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.

Distribution (n.) That which is distributed.

Distribution (n.) A resolving a whole into its parts.

Distribution (n.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.

Distribution (n.) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.

Distributional (a.) Of or pertaining to distribution.

Distributionist (n.) A distributer.

Distributive (a.) Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing to each his proper share.

Distributive (a.) Assigning the species of a general term.

Distributive (a.) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly, not collectively; as, a distributive adjective or pronoun, such as each, either, every; a distributive numeral, as (Latin) bini (two by two).

Distributive (n.) A distributive adjective or pronoun; also, a distributive numeral.

Distributively (adv.) By distribution; singly; not collectively; in a distributive manner.

Distributiveness (n.) Quality of being distributive.

District (a.) Rigorous; stringent; harsh.

District (n.) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.

District (n.) A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.

District (n.) Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.

Districted (imp. & p. p.) of District

Districting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of District

District (v. t.) To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

Distriction (n.) Sudden display; flash; glitter.

Districtly (adv.) Strictly.

Distringas (n.) A writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him.

Distrouble (v. t.) To trouble.

Distrusted (imp. & p. p.) of Distrust

Distrusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distrust

Distrust (v. t.) To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust.

Distrust (n.) Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.

Distrust (n.) Suspicion of evil designs.

Distrust (n.) State of being suspected; loss of trust.

Distruster (n.) One who distrusts.

Distrustful (a.) Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.

Distrustful (a.) Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful.

Distrusting (a.) That distrusts; suspicious; lacking confidence in.

Distrustless (a.) Free from distrust.

Distune (v. t.) To put out of tune.

Disturbed (imp. & p. p.) of Disturb

Disturbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disturb

Disturb (v. t.) To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.

Disturb (v. t.) To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.

Disturb (v. t.) To turn from a regular or designed course.

Disturb (n.) Disturbance.

Disturbance (n.) An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.

Disturbance (n.) Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.

Disturbance (n.) Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.

Disturbance (n.) The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.

Disturbation (n.) Act of disturbing; disturbance.

Disturber (n.) One who, or that which, disturbs of disquiets; a violator of peace; a troubler.

Disturber (n.) One who interrupts or incommodes another in the peaceable enjoyment of his right.

Disturn (v. t.) To turn aside.

Distyle (a.) Having two columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or the like.

Disulphate (n.) A salt of disulphuric or pyrosulphuric acid; a pyrosulphate.

Disulphate (n.) An acid salt of sulphuric acid, having only one equivalent of base to two of the acid.

Disulphide (n.) A binary compound of sulphur containing two atoms of sulphur in each molecule; -- formerly called disulphuret. Cf. Bisulphide.

Disulphuret (n.) See Disulphide.

Disulphuric (a.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation.

Disuniform (a.) Not uniform.

Disunion (n.) The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul.

Disunion (n.) A breach of concord and its effect; alienation.

Disunion (n.) The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.

Disunionist (n.) An advocate of disunion, specifically, of disunion of the United States.

Disunited (imp. & p. p.) of Disunite

Disuniting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disunite

Disunite (v. t.) To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter.

Disunite (v. t.) To alienate in spirit; to break the concord of.

Disunite (v. i.) To part; to fall asunder; to become separated.

Disuniter (n.) One who, or that which, disjoins or causes disunion.

Disunity (n.) A state of separation or disunion; want of unity.

Disusage (n.) Gradual cessation of use or custom; neglect of use; disuse.

Disused (imp. & p. p.) of Disuse

Disusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disuse

Disuse (v. t.) To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.

Disuse (v. t.) To disaccustom; -- with to or from; as, disused to toil.

Disuse (n.) Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.

Disutilize (v. t.) To deprive of utility; to render useless.

Disvaluation (n.) Disesteem; depreciation; disrepute.

Disvalue (v. t.) To undervalue; to depreciate.

Disvalue (n.) Disesteem; disregard.

Disvantageous (a.) Disadvantageous.

Disvelop (v. t.) To develop.

Disventure (n.) A disadventure.

Disvouch (v. t.) To discredit; to contradict.

Diswarn (v. t.) To dissuade from by previous warning.

Diswitted (a.) Deprived of wits or understanding; distracted.

Diswont (v. t.) To deprive of wonted usage; to disaccustom.

Disworkmanship (n.) Bad workmanship.

Disworship (v. t.) To refuse to worship; to treat as unworthy.

Disworship (n.) A deprivation of honor; a cause of disgrace; a discredit.

Disworth (v. t.) To deprive of worth; to degrade.

Disyoke (v. t.) To unyoke; to free from a yoke; to disjoin.

Dit (n.) A word; a decree.

Dit (n.) A ditty; a song.

Dit (v. t.) To close up.

Ditation (n.) The act of making rich; enrichment.

Ditches (pl. ) of Ditch

Ditch (n.) A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.

Ditch (n.) Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.

Ditched (imp. & p. p.) of Ditch

Ditching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ditch

Ditch (v. t.) To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.

Ditch (v. t.) To surround with a ditch.

Ditch (v. t.) To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.

Ditch (v. i.) To dig a ditch or ditches.

Ditcher (n.) One who digs ditches.

Dite (v. t.) To prepare for action or use; to make ready; to dight.

Diterebene (n.) See Colophene.

Dithecal (a.) Alt. of Dithecous

Dithecous (a.) Having two thecae, cells, or compartments.

Ditheism (n.) The doctrine of those who maintain the existence of two gods or of two original principles (as in Manicheism), one good and one evil; dualism.

Ditheist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of ditheism; a dualist.

Ditheistic (a.) Alt. of Ditheistical

Ditheistical (a.) Pertaining to ditheism; dualistic.

Dithionic (a.) Containing two equivalents of sulphur; as, dithionic acid.

Dithyramb (n.) A kind of lyric poetry in honor of Bacchus, usually sung by a band of revelers to a flute accompaniment; hence, in general, a poem written in a wild irregular strain.

Dithyrambic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a dithyramb; wild and boisterous.

Dithyrambic (n.) A dithyrambic poem; a dithyramb.

Dithyrambus (n.) See Dithyramb.

Dition (n.) Dominion; rule.

Ditionary (a.) Under rule; subject; tributary.

Ditionary (n.) A subject; a tributary.

Ditokous (a.) Having two kinds of young, as certain annelids.

Ditokous (a.) Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do.

Ditolyl (n.) A white, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C14H14, consisting of two radicals or residues of toluene.

Ditone (n.) The Greek major third, which comprehend two major tones (the modern major third contains one major and one minor whole tone).

Ditrichotomous (a.) Divided into twos or threes.

Ditrichotomous (a.) Dividing into double or treble ramifications; -- said of a leaf or stem.

Ditrochean (a.) Containing two trochees.

Ditrochee (n.) A double trochee; a foot made up of two trochees.

Ditroite (n.) An igneous rock composed of orthoclase, elaeolite, and sodalite.

Ditt (n.) See Dit, n., 2.

Dittander (n.) A kind of peppergrass (Lepidium latifolium).

Dittany (n.) A plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete.

Dittany (n.) The Dictamnus Fraxinella. See Dictamnus.

Dittany (n.) In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family.

Dittied (a.) Set, sung, or composed as a ditty; -- usually in composition.

Dittos (pl. ) of Ditto

Ditto (n.) The aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" ("), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition.

Ditto (adv.) As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.

Dittology (n.) A double reading, or twofold interpretation, as of a Scripture text.

Ditties (pl. ) of Ditty

Ditty (v. t.) A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme.

Ditty (v. t.) A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung.

Ditty (v. i.) To sing; to warble a little tune.

Ditty-bag (n.) A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; -- also called sailor's housewife.

Ditty-box (n.) A small box to hold a sailor's thread, needless, comb, etc.

Diureide (n.) One of a series of complex nitrogenous substances regarded as containing two molecules of urea or their radicals, as uric acid or allantoin. Cf. Ureide.

Diuresis (n.) Free excretion of urine.

Diuretic (a.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.

Diuretic (n.) A medicine with diuretic properties.

Diuretical (a.) Diuretic.

Diureticalness (n.) The quality of being diuretical; diuretic property.

Diurna (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the butterflies; -- so called because they fly only in the daytime.

Diurnal (a.) Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours.

Diurnal (a.) Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.

Diurnal (a.) Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of flowers or leaves.

Diurnal (a.) Active by day; -- applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects.

Diurnal (a.) A daybook; a journal.

Diurnal (a.) A small volume containing the daily service for the "little hours," viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline.

Diurnal (a.) A diurnal bird or insect.

Diurnalist (n.) A journalist.

Diurnally (adv.) Daily; every day.

Diurnalness (n.) The quality of being diurnal.

Diurnation (n.) Continuance during the day.

Diurnation (n.) The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day, as is the case of the bats.

Diuturnal (a.) Of long continuance; lasting.

Diuturnity (n.) Long duration; lastingness.

Divagation (n.) A wandering about or going astray; digression.

Divalent (a.) Having two units of combining power; bivalent. Cf. Valence.

Divan (n.) A book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author; as, the divan of Hafiz.

Divan (n.) In Turkey and other Oriental countries: A council of state; a royal court. Also used by the poets for a grand deliberative council or assembly.

Divan (n.) A chief officer of state.

Divan (n.) A saloon or hall where a council is held, in Oriental countries, the state reception room in places, and in the houses of the richer citizens. Cushions on the floor or on benches are ranged round the room.

Divan (n.) A cushioned seat, or a large, low sofa or couch; especially, one fixed to its place, and not movable.

Divan (n.) A coffee and smoking saloon.

Divaricated (imp. & p. p.) of Divaricate

Divaricating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divaricate

Divaricate (v. i.) To part into two branches; to become bifid; to fork.

Divaricate (v. i.) To diverge; to be divaricate.

Divaricate (v. t.) To divide into two branches; to cause to branch apart.

Divaricate (a.) Diverging; spreading asunder; widely diverging.

Divaricate (a.) Forking and diverging; widely diverging; as the branches of a tree, or as lines of sculpture, or color markings on animals, etc.

Divaricately (adv.) With divarication.

Divarication (n.) A separation into two parts or branches; a forking; a divergence.

Divarication (n.) An ambiguity of meaning; a disagreement of difference in opinion.

Divarication (n.) A divergence of lines of color sculpture, or of fibers at different angles.

Divaricator (n.) One of the muscles which open the shell of brachiopods; a cardinal muscle. See Illust. of Brachiopoda.

Divast (a.) Devastated; laid waste.

Dived (imp. & p. p.) of Dive

Dove () of Dive

Diving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dive

Dive (v. i.) To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.

Dive (v. i.) Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.

Dive (v. t.) To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.

Dive (v. t.) To explore by diving; to plunge into.

Dive (n.) A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.

Dive (n.) A place of low resort.

Divedapper (n.) A water fowl; the didapper. See Dabchick.

Divel (v. t.) To rend apart.

Divellent (a.) Drawing asunder.

Divellicate (v. t.) To pull in pieces.

Diver (n.) One who, or that which, dives.

Diver (n.) Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business.

Diver (n.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.

Diverb (n.) A saying in which two members of the sentence are contrasted; an antithetical proverb.

Diverberate (v. t.) To strike or sound through.

Diverberation (n.) A sounding through.

Diverged (imp. & p. p.) of Diverge

Diverging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diverge

Diverge (v. i.) To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); -- opposed to converge; as, rays of light diverge as they proceed from the sun.

Diverge (v. i.) To differ from a typical form; to vary from a normal condition; to dissent from a creed or position generally held or taken.

Divergement (n.) Divergence.

Divergence (n.) Alt. of Divergency

Divergency (n.) A receding from each other in moving from a common center; the state of being divergent; as, an angle is made by the divergence of straight lines.

Divergency (n.) Disagreement; difference.

Divergent (a.) Receding farther and farther from each other, as lines radiating from one point; deviating gradually from a given direction; -- opposed to convergent.

Divergent (a.) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.

Divergent (a.) Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.

Diverging (a.) Tending in different directions from a common center; spreading apart; divergent.

Divergingly (adv.) In a diverging manner.

Divers (a.) Different in kind or species; diverse.

Divers (a.) Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally.

Diverse (a.) Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.

Diverse (a.) Capable of various forms; multiform.

Diverse (adv.) In different directions; diversely.

Diverse (v. i.) To turn aside.

Diversely (adv.) In different ways; differently; variously.

Diversely (adv.) In different directions; to different points.

Diverseness (n.) The quality of being diverse.

Diversifiability (n.) The quality or capacity of being diversifiable.

Diversifiable (a.) Capable of being diversified or varied.

Diversification (n.) The act of making various, or of changing form or quality.

Diversification (n.) State of diversity or variation; variegation; modification; change; alternation.

Diversified (a.) Distinguished by various forms, or by a variety of aspects or objects; variegated; as, diversified scenery or landscape.

Diversifier (n.) One who, or that which, diversifies.

Diversiform (a.) Of a different form; of varied forms.

Diversified (imp. & p. p.) of Diversify

Diversifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diversify

Diversify (v. t.) To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.

Diversiloquent (a.) Speaking in different ways.

Diversion (n.) The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.

Diversion (n.) That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.

Diversion (n.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.

Diversities (pl. ) of Diversity

Diversity (n.) A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness.

Diversity (n.) Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety.

Diversity (n.) Variegation.

Diversivolent (a.) Desiring different things.

Diversory (a.) Serving or tending to divert; also, distinguishing.

Diversory (n.) A wayside inn.

Diverted (imp. & p. p.) of Divert

Diverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divert

Divert (v. t.) To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course.

Divert (v. t.) To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor.

Divert (v. i.) To turn aside; to digress.

Diverter (n.) One who, or that which, diverts, turns off, or pleases.

Divertible (a.) Capable of being diverted.

Diverticle (n.) A turning; a byway; a bypath.

Diverticle (n.) A diverticulum.

Diverticular (a.) Pertaining to a diverticulum.

Diverticula (pl. ) of Diverticulum

Diverticulum (n.) A blind tube branching out of a longer one.

-ti (pl. ) of Divertimento

Divertimento (n.) A light and pleasing composition.

Diverting (a.) Amusing; entertaining.

Divertise (v. t.) To divert; to entertain.

Divertisement (n.) Diversion; amusement; recreation.

Divertissement (n.) A short ballet, or other entertainment, between the acts of a play.

Divertive (a.) Tending to divert; diverting; amusing; interesting.

Dives (n.) The name popularly given to the rich man in our Lord's parable of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" (Luke xvi. 19-31). Hence, a name for a rich worldling.

Divested (imp. & p. p.) of Divest

Divesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divest

Divest (v. t.) To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest.

Divest (v. t.) Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc.

Divest (v. t.) See Devest.

Divestible (a.) Capable of being divested.

Divestiture (n.) The act of stripping, or depriving; the state of being divested; the deprivation, or surrender, of possession of property, rights, etc.

Divestment (n.) The act of divesting.

Divesture (n.) Divestiture.

Divet (n.) See Divot.

Dividable (a.) Capable of being divided; divisible.

Dividable (a.) Divided; separated; parted.

Dividant (a.) Different; distinct.

Divided (imp. & p. p.) of Divide

Dividing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divide

Divide (v. t.) To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.

Divide (v. t.) To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns.

Divide (v. t.) To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.

Divide (v. t.) To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.

Divide (v. t.) To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.

Divide (v. t.) To subject to arithmetical division.

Divide (v. t.) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term.

Divide (v. t.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.

Divide (v. t.) To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.

Divide (v. i.) To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.

Divide (v. i.) To cause separation; to disunite.

Divide (v. i.) To break friendship; to fall out.

Divide (v. i.) To have a share; to partake.

Divide (v. i.) To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.

Divide (n.) A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.

Divided (a.) Parted; disunited; distributed.

Divided (a.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.

Dividedly (adv.) Separately; in a divided manner.

Dividend (n.) A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; -- applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate.

Dividend (n.) A number or quantity which is to be divided.

Divident (n.) Dividend; share.

Divider (n.) One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.

Divider (n.) One who deals out to each his share.

Divider (n.) One who, or that which, causes division.

Divider (n.) An instrument for dividing lines, describing circles, etc., compasses. See Compasses.

Dividing (a.) That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.

Dividingly (adv.) By division.

Divi-divi (n.) A small tree of tropical America (Caesalpinia coriaria), whose legumes contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acid, and are used by tanners and dyers.

Dividual (a.) Divided, shared, or participated in, in common with others.

Dividually (adv.) By dividing.

Dividuous (a.) Divided; dividual.

Divination (n.) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means.

Divination (n.) An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.

Divinator (n.) One who practices or pretends to divination; a diviner.

Divinatory (a.) Professing, or relating to, divination.

Divine (a.) Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will.

Divine (a.) Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments.

Divine (a.) Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.

Divine (a.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods.

Divine (a.) Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies.

Divine (a.) Presageful; foreboding; prescient.

Divine (a.) Relating to divinity or theology.

Divine (a.) One skilled in divinity; a theologian.

Divine (a.) A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.

Divined (imp. & p. p.) of Divine

Divining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divine

Divine (v. t.) To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.

Divine (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to presage.

Divine (v. t.) To render divine; to deify.

Divine (v. i.) To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.

Divine (v. i.) To have or feel a presage or foreboding.

Divine (v. i.) To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.

Divinely (adv.) In a divine or godlike manner; holily; admirably or excellently in a supreme degree.

Divinely (adv.) By the agency or influence of God.

Divinement (n.) Divination.

Divineness (n.) The quality of being divine; superhuman or supreme excellence.

Diviner (n.) One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means.

Diviner (n.) A conjecture; a guesser; one who makes out occult things.

Divineress (n.) A woman who divines.

Diving (a.) That dives or is used or diving.

Divinify (v. t.) To render divine; to deify.

Divining (a.) That divines; for divining.

Diviningly (adv.) In a divining manner.

Divinistre (n.) A diviner.

Divinities (pl. ) of Divinity

Divinity (a.) The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.

Divinity (a.) The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.

Divinity (a.) A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.

Divinity (a.) A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.

Divinity (a.) Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.

Divinity (a.) The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.

Divinization (n.) A making divine.

Divinize (v. t.) To invest with a divine character; to deify.

Divisibility (n.) The quality of being divisible; the property of bodies by which their parts are capable of separation.

Divisible (a.) Capable of being divided or separated.

Divisible (n.) A divisible substance.

Division (n.) The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.

Division (n.) That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.

Division (n.) The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.

Division (n.) Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.

Division (n.) Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.

Division (n.) Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.

Division (n.) The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.

Division (n.) The separation of a genus into its constituent species.

Division (n.) Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.

Division (n.) Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.

Division (n.) One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.

Division (n.) One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.

Division (n.) A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.

Division (n.) The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.

Division (n.) A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.

Divisional (a.) That divides; pertaining to, making, or noting, a division; as, a divisional line; a divisional general; a divisional surgeon of police.

Divisionally (adv.) So as to be divisional.

Divisionary (a.) Divisional.

Divisionor (n.) One who divides or makes division.

Divisive (a.) Indicating division or distribution.

Divisive (a.) Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference.

Divisor (n.) The number by which the dividend is divided.

Divorce (n.) A legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii.

Divorce (n.) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (/ thoro), "from bed board."

Divorce (n.) The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.

Divorce (n.) Separation; disunion of things closely united.

Divorce (n.) That which separates.

Divorced (imp. & p. p.) of Divorce

Divorcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divorce

Divorce (n.) To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.

Divorce (n.) To separate or disunite; to sunder.

Divorce (n.) To make away; to put away.

Divorceable (a.) Capable of being divorced.

Divorcee (n.) A person divorced.

Divorceless (a.) Incapable of being divorced or separated; free from divorce.

Divorcement (n.) Dissolution of the marriage tie; divorce; separation.

Divorcer (n.) The person or cause that produces or effects a divorce.

Divorcible (a.) Divorceable.

Divorcive (a.) Having power to divorce; tending to divorce.

Divot (n.) A thin, oblong turf used for covering cottages, and also for fuel.

Divulgate (a.) Published.

Divulgate (v. t.) To divulge.

Divulgater (n.) A divulger.

Divulgation (n.) The act of divulging or publishing.

Divulged (imp. & p. p.) of Divulge

Divulging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divulge

Divulge (v. t.) To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret.

Divulge (v. t.) To indicate publicly; to proclaim.

Divulge (v. t.) To impart; to communicate.

Divulge (v. i.) To become publicly known.

Divulsive (a.) Tending to pull asunder, tear, or rend; distracting.

Dixie (n.) A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War.

Dizened (imp. & p. p.) of Dizen

Dizening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dizen

Dizen (v. t.) To dress; to attire.

Dizen (v. t.) To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.

Dizz (v. t.) To make dizzy; to astonish; to puzzle.

Dizzard (n.) A blockhead. [Obs.] [Written also dizard, and disard.]

Dizzily (adv.) In a dizzy manner or state.

Dizziness (n.) Giddiness; a whirling sensation in the head; vertigo.

Dizzy (superl.) Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct.

Dizzy (superl.) Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.

Dizzy (superl.) Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless.

Dizzied (imp. & p. p.) of Dizzy

Dizzying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dizzy

Dizzy (v. t.) To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse.

Eider (n.) Any species of sea duck of the genus Somateria, esp. Somateria mollissima, which breeds in the northern parts of Europe and America, and lines its nest with fine down (taken from its own body) which is an article of commerce; -- called also eider duck. The American eider (S. Dresseri), the king eider (S. spectabilis), and the spectacled eider (Arctonetta Fischeri) are related species.

Eidograph (n.) An instrument for copying drawings on the same or a different scale; a form of the pantograph.

Eidolon (n.) An image or representation; a form; a phantom; an apparition.

Eigh (interj.) An exclamation expressing delight.

Eight (n.) An island in a river; an ait.

Eight (a.) Seven and one; as, eight years.

Eight (n.) The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects.

Eight (n.) A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.

Eighteen (a.) Eight and ten; as, eighteen pounds.

Eighteen (n.) The number greater by a unit than seventeen; eighteen units or objects.

Eighteen (n.) A symbol denoting eighteen units, as 18 or xviii.

Eighteenmo (a. & n.) See Octodecimo.

Eighteenth (a.) Next in order after the seventeenth.

Eighteenth (a.) Consisting of one of eighteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.

Eighteenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eighteen; one of eighteen equal parts or divisions.

Eighteenth (n.) The eighth after the tenth.

Eightetethe (a.) Eighteenth.

Eightfold (a.) Eight times a quantity.

Eighth (a.) Next in order after the seventh.

Eighth (a.) Consisting of one of eight equal divisions of a thing.

Eighth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eight; one of eight equal parts; an eighth part.

Eighth (n.) The interval of an octave.

Eighthly (adv.) As the eighth in order.

Eightieth (a.) The next in order after seventy-ninth.

Eightieth (a.) Consisting of one of eighty equal parts or divisions.

Eightieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eighty; one of eighty equal parts.

Eightling (n.) A compound or twin crystal made up of eight individuals.

Eightscore (a. & n.) Eight times twenty; a hundred and sixty.

Eighty (a.) Eight times ten; fourscore.

Eighty (n.) The sum of eight times ten; eighty units or objects.

Eighty (n.) A symbol representing eighty units, or ten eight times repeated, as 80 or lxxx.

Eigne (a.) Eldest; firstborn.

Eigne (a.) Entailed; belonging to the eldest son.

Eiking (n.) See Eking.

Eikon (n.) An image or effigy; -- used rather in an abstract sense, and rarely for a work of art.

Eikosane (n.) A solid hydrocarbon, C20H42, of the paraffine series, of artificial production, and also probably occurring in petroleum.

Eikosylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C20H38, of the acetylene series, obtained from brown coal.

Eild (n.) Age.

Eire (n.) Air.

Eirenarch (n.) A justice of the peace; irenarch.

Eirenic (a.) Pacific. See Irenic.

Eirie (n.) See Aerie, and Eyrie.

Eisel (n.) Vinegar; verjuice.

Eisteddfod (n.) Am assembly or session of the Welsh bards; an annual congress of bards, minstrels and literati of Wales, -- being a patriotic revival of the old custom.

Either (a. & pron.) One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one.

Either (a. & pron.) Each of two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number.

Either (conj. Either) precedes two, or more, coordinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to or.

Fiacre (n.) A kind of French hackney coach.

Fiance (v. t.) To betroth; to affiance.

Fiance (n.) A betrothed man.

Fiancee (n.) A betrothed woman.

Fiants (n.) The dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger.

Fiar (n.) One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.

Fiar (n.) The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.

Fiascoes (pl. ) of Fiasco

Fiasco (n.) A complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance, or of any pretentious undertaking.

Fiat (n.) An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.

Fiat (n.) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.

Fiat (n.) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.

Fiaunt (n.) Commission; fiat; order; decree.

Fib (n.) A falsehood; a lie; -- used euphemistically.

Fibbed (imp. & p. p.) of Fib

Fibbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fib

Fib (v. i.) To speak falsely.

Fib (v. t.) To tell a fib to.

Fibber (n.) One who tells fibs.

Fiber (n.) Alt. of Fibre

Fibre (n.) One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.

Fibre (n.) Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.

Fibre (n.) Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.

Fibre (n.) A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.

Fibered (a.) Alt. of Fibred

Fibred (a.) Having fibers; made up of fibers.

Fiber-faced (a.) Alt. of Fibre-faced

Fibre-faced (a.) Having a visible fiber embodied in the surface of; -- applied esp. to a kind of paper for checks, drafts, etc.

Fiberless (a.) Alt. of Fibreless

Fibreless (a.) Having no fibers; destitute of fibers or fiber.

Fibriform (a.) Having the form of a fiber or fibers; resembling a fiber.

Fibril (n.) A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla.

FibrillAe (pl. ) of Fibrilla

Fibrilla (n.) A minute thread of fiber, as one of the fibrous elements of a muscular fiber; a fibril.

Fibrillar (a.) Of or pertaining to fibrils or fibers; as, fibrillar twitchings.

Fibrillary (a.) Of of pertaining to fibrils.

Fibrillated (a.) Furnished with fibrils; fringed.

Fibrillation (n.) The state of being reduced to fibers.

Fibrillose (a.) Covered with hairlike appendages, as the under surface of some lichens; also, composed of little strings or fibers; as, fibrillose appendages.

Fibrillous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, fibers.

Fibrin (n.) A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood either by decomposition of fibrinogen, or from the union of fibrinogen and paraglobulin which exist separately in the blood. It is insoluble in water, but is readily digestible in gastric and pancreatic juice.

Fibrin (n.) The white, albuminous mass remaining after washing lean beef or other meat with water until all coloring matter is removed; the fibrous portion of the muscle tissue; flesh fibrin.

Fibrin (n.) An albuminous body, resembling animal fibrin in composition, found in cereal grains and similar seeds; vegetable fibrin.

Fibrination (n.) The state of acquiring or having an excess of fibrin.

Fibrine (a.) Belonging to the fibers of plants.

Fibrinogen (n.) An albuminous substance existing in the blood, and in other animal fluids, which either alone or with fibrinoplastin or paraglobulin forms fibrin, and thus causes coagulation.

Fibrinogenous (a.) Possessed of properties similar to fibrinogen; capable of forming fibrin.

Fibrinoplastic (a.) Like fibrinoplastin; capable of forming fibrin when brought in contact with fibrinogen.

Fibrinoplastin (n.) An albuminous substance, existing in the blood, which in combination with fibrinogen forms fibrin; -- called also paraglobulin.

Fibrinous (a.) Having, or partaking of the properties of, fibrin; as, fibrious exudation.

Fibrocartilage (n.) A kind of cartilage with a fibrous matrix and approaching fibrous connective tissue in structure.

Fibrochondrosteal (a.) Partly fibrous, partly cartilaginous, and partly osseous.

Fibroid (a.) Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid tumors.

Fibroid (n.) A fibroid tumor; a fibroma.

Fibroin (n.) A variety of gelatin; the chief ingredient of raw silk, extracted as a white amorphous mass.

Fibrolite (n.) A silicate of alumina, of fibrous or columnar structure. It is like andalusite in composition; -- called also sillimanite, and bucholizite.

Fibroma (n.) A tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue, or of same modification of such tissue.

Fibrospongiae (n. pl.) An order of sponges having a fibrous skeleton, including the commercial sponges.

Fibrous (a.) Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses.

Fibrovascular (a.) Containing woody fiber and ducts, as the stems of all flowering plants and ferns; -- opposed to cellular.

Fibster (n.) One who tells fibs.

FibulAe (pl. ) of Fibula

Fibula (n.) A brooch, clasp, or buckle.

Fibula (n.) The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee.

Fibula (n.) A needle for sewing up wounds.

Fibu-lar (a.) Pertaining to the fibula.

Fibularia (pl. ) of Fibulare

Fibulare (n.) The bone or cartilage of the tarsus, which articulates with the fibula, and corresponds to the calcaneum in man and most mammals.

Fice (n.) A small dog; -- written also fise, fyce, fiste, etc.

Fiche (a.) See FitchE.

Ficttelite (n.) A white crystallized mineral resin from the Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria.

Fichu (n.) A light cape, usually of lace, worn by women, to cover the neck and throat, and extending to the shoulders.

Fickle (a.) Not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind; not firm in opinion or purpose; inconstant; capricious; as, Fortune's fickle wheel.

Fickleness (n.) The quality of being fickle; instability; inconsonancy.

Fickly (adv.) In a fickle manner.

Ficoes (pl. ) of Fico

Fico (n.) A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one's thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you.

Fictile (a.) Molded, or capable of being molded, into form by art; relating to pottery or to molding in any soft material.

Fiction (n.) The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind.

Fiction (n.) That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality.

Fiction (n.) Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances.

Fiction (n.) An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth.

Fiction (n.) Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue.

Fictional (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, fiction; fictitious; romantic.

Fictionist (n.) A writer of fiction.

Fictious (a.) Fictitious.

Fictitious (a.) Feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false; not genuine; as, fictitious fame.

Fictive (a.) Feigned; counterfeit.

Fictor (n.) An artist who models or forms statues and reliefs in any plastic material.

Ficus (n.) A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which (F. Carica) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree.

Fid (n.) A square bar of wood or iron, used to support the topmast, being passed through a hole or mortise at its heel, and resting on the trestle trees.

Fid (n.) A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.

Fid (n.) A pin of hard wood, tapering to a point, used to open the strands of a rope in splicing.

Fid (n.) A block of wood used in mounting and dismounting heavy guns.

Fidalgo (n.) The lowest title of nobility in Portugal, corresponding to that of Hidalgo in Spain.

Fiddle (n.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.

Fiddle (n.) A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also fiddle dock.

Fiddle (n.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.

Fiddled (imp. & p. p.) of Fiddle

Fiddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fiddle

Fiddle (v. i.) To play on a fiddle.

Fiddle (v. i.) To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.

Fiddle (v. t.) To play (a tune) on a fiddle.

Fiddledeedee (interj.) An exclamatory word or phrase, equivalent to nonsense!

Foddle-faddle (n.) A trifle; trifling talk; nonsense.

Fiddle-faddle (v. i.) To talk nonsense.

Fiddler (n.) One who plays on a fiddle or violin.

Fiddler (n.) A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.

Fiddler (n.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.

Fiddle-shaped (a.) Inversely ovate, with a deep hollow on each side.

Fiddlestick (n.) The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow.

Fiddlestring (n.) One of the catgut strings of a fiddle.

Fiddlewood (n.) The wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus Citharexylum.

Fidejussion (n.) The act or state of being bound as surety for another; suretyship.

Fidejussor (n.) A surety; one bound for another, conjointly with him; a guarantor.

Fidelity (n.) Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations.

Fidelity (n.) Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty.

Fidelity (n.) Adherence to the marriage contract.

Fidelity (n.) Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.

Fides (n.) Faith personified as a goddess; the goddess of faith.

Fidge (n. & i.) See Fidget.

Fidgeted (imp. & p. p.) of Fidget

Fodgeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fidget

Fidget (v. i.) To move uneasily one way and the other; to move irregularly, or by fits and starts.

Fidget (n.) Uneasiness; restlessness.

Fidget (n.) A general nervous restlessness, manifested by incessant changes of position; dysphoria.

Fidgetiness (n.) Quality of being fidgety.

Fidgety (a.) Restless; uneasy.

Fidia (n.) A genus of small beetles, of which one species (the grapevine Fidia, F. longipes) is very injurious to vines in America.

Fidicinal (a.) Of or pertaining to a stringed instrument.

Fiducial (a.) Having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm.

Fiducial (a.) Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial power.

Fiducially (adv.) With confidence.

Fidiciary (a.) Involving confidence or trust; confident; undoubting; faithful; firm; as, in a fiduciary capacity.

Fidiciary (a.) Holding, held, or founded, in trust.

Fiduciary (n.) One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.

Fiduciary (n.) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an Antinomian.

Fie (interj.) An exclamation denoting contempt or dislike. See Fy.

Fief (n.) An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.

Field (n.) Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.

Field (n.) A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.

Field (n.) A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.

Field (n.) An open space; an extent; an expanse.

Field (n.) Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.

Field (n.) The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.

Field (n.) The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).

Field (n.) An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.

Field (n.) A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.

Field (n.) That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield.

Fielded (imp. & p. p.) of Field

Fielding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Field

Field (v. i.) To take the field.

Field (v. i.) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.

Field (v. t.) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.

Fielded (a.) Engaged in the field; encamped.

Fielden (a.) Consisting of fields.

Fielder (n.) A ball payer who stands out in the field to catch or stop balls.

Fieldfare (n.) a small thrush (Turdus pilaris) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also fellfare.

Fielding (n.) The act of playing as a fielder.

Fieldpiece (n.) A cannon mounted on wheels, for the use of a marching army; a piece of field artillery; -- called also field gun.

Fieldwork (n.) Any temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field; -- commonly in the plural.

Fieldy (a.) Open, like a field.

Fiend (n.) An implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel; an infernal being; -- applied specifically to the devil or a demon.

Fiendful (a.) Full of fiendish spirit or arts.

Fiendish (a.) Like a fiend; diabolically wicked or cruel; infernal; malignant; devilish; hellish.

Fiendlike (a.) Fiendish; diabolical.

Fiendly (a.) Fiendlike; monstrous; devilish.

Fierasfer (n.) A genus of small, slender fishes, remarkable for their habit of living as commensals in other animals. One species inhabits the gill cavity of the pearl oyster near Panama; another lives within an East Indian holothurian.

Fierce (superl.) Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind.

Fierce (superl.) Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious.

Fierce (superl.) Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.

Fieri facias () A judicial writ that lies for one who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff that he cause to be made of the goods, chattels, or real estate of the defendant, the sum claimed.

Fieriness (n.) The quality of being fiery; heat; acrimony; irritability; as, a fieriness of temper.

Fiery (a.) Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.

Fiery (a.) Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.

Fiery (a.) Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.

Fiery (a.) Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.

Fiery (a.) heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.

Fife (n.) A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music.

Fifed (imp. & p. p.) of Fife

fifing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fife

Fife (v. i.) To play on a fife.

Fifer (n.) One who plays on a fife.

Fifteen (a.) Five and ten; one more than fourteen.

Fifteen (n.) The sum of five and ten; fifteen units or objects.

Fifteen (n.) A symbol representing fifteen units, as 15, or xv.

Fifteenth (a.) Next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen.

Fifteenth (a.) Consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.

Fifteenth (n.) One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen.

Fifteenth (n.) A species of tax upon personal property formerly laid on towns, boroughs, etc., in England, being one fifteenth part of what the personal property in each town, etc., had been valued at.

Fifteenth (n.) A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon.

Fifteenth (n.) An interval consisting of two octaves.

Fifth (a.) Next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five.

Fifth (a.) Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing.

Fifth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part.

Fifth (n.) The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key.

Fifthly (adv.) In the fifth place; as the fifth in order.

Fiftieth (a.) Next in order after the forty-ninth; -- the ordinal of fifty.

Fiftieth (a.) Consisting of one of fifty equal parts or divisions.

Fiftieth (n.) One of fifty equal parts; the quotient of a unit divided by fifty.

Fifty (a.) Five times ten; as, fifty men.

Fifties (pl. ) of Fifty

Fifty (n.) The sum of five tens; fifty units or objects.

Fifty (n.) A symbol representing fifty units, as 50, or l.

Fig (n.) A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.

Fig (n.) The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.

Fig (n.) A small piece of tobacco.

Fig (n.) The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt.

Fig (n.) To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.

Fig (n.) To put into the head of, as something useless o/ contemptible.

Fig (n.) Figure; dress; array.

Figaro (n.) An adroit and unscrupulous intriguer.

Figary (n.) A frolic; a vagary; a whim.

Figeater (n.) A large beetle (Allorhina nitida) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders.

Figeater (n.) A bird. See Figpecker.

Figent (a.) Fidgety; restless.

Figgum (n.) A juggler's trick; conjuring.

Fought (imp. & p. p.) of Fight

Fighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fight

Fight (v. i.) To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.

Fight (v. i.) To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.

Fight (v. t.) To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.

Fight (v. t.) To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.

Fight (v. t.) To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.

Fight (v. i.) A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.

Fight (v. i.) A struggle or contest of any kind.

Fight (v. i.) Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.

Fight (v. i.) A screen for the combatants in ships.

Fighter (n.) One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.

Fighting (a.) Qualified for war; fit for battle.

Fighting (a.) Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field.

Fightingly (adv.) Pugnaciously.

Fightwite (n.) A mulct or fine imposed on a person for making a fight or quarrel to the disturbance of the peace.

Figment (n.) An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.

Pigpecker (n.) The European garden warbler (Sylvia, / Currica, hortensis); -- called also beccafico and greater pettychaps.

Fig-shell (n.) A marine univalve shell of the genus Pyrula, or Ficula, resembling a fig in form.

Figulate (a.) Alt. of Figulated

Figulated (a.) Made of potter's clay; molded; shaped.

Figuline (n.) A piece of pottery ornamented with representations of natural objects.

Figurability (n.) The quality of being figurable.

Figurable (a.) Capable of being brought to a fixed form or shape.

Figural (a.) Represented by figure or delineation; consisting of figures; as, figural ornaments.

Figural (a.) Figurate. See Figurate.

Figurant (n. masc.) One who dances at the opera, not singly, but in groups or figures; an accessory character on the stage, who figures in its scenes, but has nothing to say; hence, one who figures in any scene, without taking a prominent part.

Figurante (n. fem.) A female figurant; esp., a ballet girl.

Figurate (a.) Of a definite form or figure.

Figurate (a.) Figurative; metaphorical.

Figurate (a.) Florid; figurative; involving passing discords by the freer melodic movement of one or more parts or voices in the harmony; as, figurate counterpoint or descant.

Figurated (a.) Having a determinate form.

Figurately (adv.) In a figurate manner.

Figuration (n.) The act of giving figure or determinate form; determination to a certain form.

Figuration (n.) Mixture of concords and discords.

Figurative (a.) Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative.

Figurative (a.) Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.

Figurative (a.) Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description.

Figurative (a.) Relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2.

Figure (n.) The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.

Figure (n.) The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.

Figure (n.) A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.

Figure (n.) A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surface; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.

Figure (n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.

Figure (n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.

Figure (n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.

Figure (n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.

Figure (n.) A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.

Figure (n.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.

Figure (n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.

Figure (n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.

Figure (n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.

Figure (n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.

Figure (n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.

Figured (imp. & p. p.) of Figure

Figuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Figure

Figure (n.) To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.

Figure (n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.

Figure (n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.

Figure (n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.

Figure (n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.

Figure (n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.

Figure (n.) To embellish.

Figure (v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.

Figure (v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.

Figured (a.) Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin.

Figured (a.) Not literal; figurative.

Figured (a.) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See Figurate, 3.

Figured (a.) Indicated or noted by figures.

Figurehead (n.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship.

Figurehead (n.) A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.

Figurial (a.) Represented by figure or delineation.

Figurine (n.) A very small figure, whether human or of an animal; especially, one in terra cotta or the like; -- distinguished from statuette, which is applied to small figures in bronze, marble, etc.

Figurist (n.) One who uses or interprets figurative expressions.

Figwort (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See Brownwort.

Fijian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Fiji islands or their inhabitants.

Fijian (n.) A native of the Fiji islands.

Fike (n.) See Fyke.

Fil () imp. of Fall, v. i. Fell.

Filaceous (a.) Composed of threads.

Filacer (n.) A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.

Filament (n.) A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.

Filamentary (a.) Having the character of, or formed by, a filament.

Filametoid (a.) Like a filament.

Filamentous (a.) Like a thread; consisting of threads or filaments.

Filander (n.) A species of kangaroo (Macropus Brunii), inhabiting New Guinea.

Filanders (n. pl.) A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein; -- called also backworm.

Filar (a.) Of or pertaining to a thread or line; characterized by threads stretched across the field of view; as, a filar microscope; a filar micrometer.

Filaria (n.) A genus of slender, nematode worms of many species, parasitic in various animals. See Guinea worm.

Filatory (n.) A machine for forming threads.

Filature (n.) A drawing out into threads; hence, the reeling of silk from cocoons.

Filature (n.) A reel for drawing off silk from cocoons; also, an establishment for reeling silk.

Filbert (n.) The fruit of the Corylus Avellana or hazel. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.

Filched (imp. & p. p.) of Filch

Filching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filch

Filch (v. t.) To steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little value); to pilfer.

Filcher (n.) One who filches; a thief.

Filchingly (adv.) By pilfering or petty stealing.

File (n.) An orderly succession; a line; a row

File (n.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks.

File (n.) An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant.

File (n.) The line, wire, or other contrivance, by which papers are put and kept in order.

File (n.) A roll or list.

File (n.) Course of thought; thread of narration.

Filed (imp. & p. p.) of File

Filing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of File

File (v. t.) To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers.

File (v. t.) To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.

File (v. t.) To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court.

File (v. i.) To march in a file or line, as soldiers, not abreast, but one after another; -- generally with off.

File (n.) A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.

File (n.) Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.

File (n.) A shrewd or artful person.

File (v. t.) To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.

File (v. t.) To smooth or polish as with a file.

File (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.

Filefish (n.) Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper.

Filemot (n.) See Feullemort.

Filer (n.) One who works with a file.

Filial (a.) Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.

Filial (a.) Bearing the relation of a child.

Filially (adv.) In a filial manner.

Filiate (v. t.) To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between.

Filiation (n.) The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.

Filiation (n.) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation.

Filibeg (n.) Same as Kilt.

Filibuster (n.) A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855.

Fillibustered (imp. & p. p.) of Filibuster

Filibustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filibuster

Filibuster (v. i.) To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.

Filibuster (v. i.) To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices.

Filibusterism (n.) The characteristics or practices of a filibuster.

Filical (a.) Belonging to the Filices, r ferns.

Filicic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ferns; as, filicic acid.

Filicide (n.) The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.

Filiciform (a.) Shaped like a fern or like the parts of a fern leaf.

Filicoid (a.) Fernlike, either in form or in the nature of the method of reproduction.

Filicoid (n.) A fernlike plant.

Filiety (n.) The relation of a son to a father; sonship; -- the correlative of paternity.

Filiferous (a.) Producing threads.

Filiform (a.) Having the shape of a thread or filament; as, the filiform papillae of the tongue; a filiform style or peduncle. See Illust. of AntennAe.

Filigrain (n.) Alt. of Filigrane

Filigrane (n.) Filigree.

Filigraned (a.) See Filigreed.

Filigree (n.) Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern.

Filigree (a.) Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative.

Filigreed (a.) Adorned with filigree.

Filing (n.) A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings.

Filipendulous (a.) Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; -- said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets.

Fill (n.) One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.

Filled (imp. & p. p.) of Fill

Filling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fill

Fill (a.) To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of.

Fill (a.) To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun.

Fill (a.) To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.

Fill (a.) To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair.

Fill (a.) To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.

Fill (a.) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.

Fill (a.) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.

Fill (a.) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.

Fill (v. i.) To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind.

Fill (v. i.) To fill a cup or glass for drinking.

Fill (v. t.) A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.

Filler (n.) One who, or that which, fills; something used for filling.

Filler (n.) A thill horse.

Fillet (n.) A little band, especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head.

Fillet (n.) A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied.

Fillet (n.) A thin strip or ribbon; esp.: (a) A strip of metal from which coins are punched. (b) A strip of card clothing. (c) A thin projecting band or strip.

Fillet (n.) A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.

Fillet (n.) A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding separating other moldings; a reglet; also, the space between two flutings in a shaft. See Illust. of Base, and Column.

Fillet (n.) An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.

Fillet (n.) The thread of a screw.

Fillet (n.) A border of broad or narrow lines of color or gilt.

Fillet (n.) The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.

Fillet (n.) Any scantling smaller than a batten.

Fillet (n.) A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain.

Fillet (n.) The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.

Filleted (imp. & p. p.) of Fillet

Filleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fillet

Fillet (v. t.) To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.

Filleting (n.) The protecting of a joint, as between roof and parapet wall, with mortar, or cement, where flashing is employed in better work.

Filleting (n.) The material of which fillets are made; also, fillets, collectively.

Fillibeg (n.) A kilt. See Filibeg.

Fillibuster (n.) See Filibuster.

Filling (n.) That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc.

Filling (n.) The woof in woven fabrics.

Filling (n.) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.

Filliped (imp. & p. p.) of Fillip

Filliping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fillip

Fillip (v. t.) To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.

Fillip (v. t.) To snap; to project quickly.

Fillip (n.) A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.

Fillip (n.) Something serving to rouse or excite.

Fillipeen (n.) See Philopena.

Fillister (n.) The rabbet on the outer edge of a sash bar to hold the glass and the putty.

Fillister (n.) A plane for making a rabbet.

Fillies (pl. ) of Filly

Filly (n.) A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. Colt, Foal.

Filly (n.) A lively, spirited young girl.

Film (n.) A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.

Film (n.) A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.

Film (v. t.) To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.

Filminess (n.) State of being filmy.

Filmy (a.) Composed of film or films.

Filoplumaceous (a.) Having the structure of a filoplume.

Filoplume (n.) A hairlike feather; a father with a slender scape and without a web in most or all of its length.

Filose (a.) Terminating in a threadlike process.

Filter (n.) Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.

Filtered (imp. & p. p.) of Filter

Filtering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filter

Filter (n.) To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.

Filter (v. i.) To pass through a filter; to percolate.

Filter (n.) Same as Philter.

Filth (n.) Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.

Filth (n.) Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.

Filthily (adv.) In a filthy manner; foully.

Filthiness (n.) The state of being filthy.

Filthiness (n.) That which is filthy, or makes filthy; foulness; nastiness; corruption; pollution; impurity.

Filthy (superl.) Defiled with filth, whether material or moral; nasty; dirty; polluted; foul; impure; obscene.

Filtrated (imp. & p. p.) of Filtrate

Filtrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filtrate

Filtrate (v. t.) To filter; to defecate; as liquid, by straining or percolation.

Filtrate (n.) That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the process of filtration.

Filtration (n.) The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

Finble () Alt. of Fimble hemp

Fimble hemp () Light summer hemp, that bears no seed.

Fimbriae (pl. ) of Fimbria

Fimbria (n.) A fringe, or fringed border.

Fimbria (n.) A band of white matter bordering the hippocampus in the brain.

Fimbriate (a.) Having the edge or extremity bordered by filiform processes thicker than hairs; fringed; as, the fimbriate petals of the pink; the fimbriate end of the Fallopian tube.

Fimbriated (imp. & p. p.) of Fimbriate

Fimbriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fimbriate

Fimbriate (v. t.) To hem; to fringe.

Fimbriated (a.) Having a fringed border; fimbriate.

Fimbriated (a.) Having a very narrow border of another tincture; -- said esp. of an ordinary or subordinary.

Fimbricate (a.) Fringed; jagged; fimbriate.

Fimbricate (a.) fringed, on one side only, by long, straight hairs, as the antennae of certain insects.

Finned (imp. & p. p.) of Fin

Finning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fin

Fin (v. t.) To carve or cut up, as a chub.

Fin (n.) End; conclusion; object.

Fin (n.) An organ of a fish, consisting of a membrane supported by rays, or little bony or cartilaginous ossicles, and serving to balance and propel it in the water.

Fin (n.) A membranous, finlike, swimming organ, as in pteropod and heteropod mollusks.

Fin (n.) A finlike organ or attachment; a part of an object or product which protrudes like a fin

Fin (n.) The hand.

Fin (n.) A blade of whalebone.

Fin (n.) A mark or ridge left on a casting at the junction of the parts of a mold.

Fin (n.) The thin sheet of metal squeezed out between the collars of the rolls in the process of rolling.

Fin (n.) A feather; a spline.

Fin (n.) A finlike appendage, as to submarine boats.

Finable (a.) Liable or subject to a fine; as, a finable person or offense.

Final (a.) Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating; ultimate; as, the final day of a school term.

Final (a.) Conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.

Final (a.) Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view.

Finale (n.) Close; termination

Finale (n.) The last movement of a symphony, sonata, concerto, or any instrumental composition.

Finale (n.) The last composition performed in any act of an opera.

Finale (n.) The closing part, piece, or scene in any public performance or exhibition.

Finalities (pl. ) of Finality

Finality (n.) The state of being final, finished, or complete; a final or conclusive arrangement; a settlement.

Finality (n.) The relation of end or purpose to its means.

Finally (adv.) At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.

Finally (adv.) Completely; beyond recovery.

Finance (n.) The income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.

Finance (n.) The science of raising and expending the public revenue.

Financial (a.) Pertaining to finance.

Financialist (n.) A financier.

Financially (adv.) In a dfinancial manner.

Financier (n.) One charged with the administration of finance; an officer who administers the public revenue; a treasurer.

Financier (n.) One skilled in financial operations; one acquainted with money matters.

Financiered (imp. & p. p.) of Financier

Financiering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Financier

Financier (v. i.) To conduct financial operations.

Finary (n.) See Finery.

Finative (a.) Conclusive; decisive; definitive; final.

Finback (n.) Any whale of the genera Sibbaldius, Balaenoptera, and allied genera, of the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are Sibbaldius tectirostris and S. tuberosus.

Fishes (pl. ) of Finch

Finch (n.) A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae.

Finchbacked (a.) Streaked or spotted on the back; -- said of cattle.

Finched (a.) Same as Finchbacked.

Found (imp. & p. p.) of Find

Finding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Find

Find (v. t.) To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.

Find (v. t.) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.

Find (v. t.) To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.

Find (v. t.) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.

Find (v. t.) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.

Find (v. t.) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.

Find (v. t.) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.

Find (v. t.) To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.

Find (v. t.) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.

Find (v. i.) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.

Find (n.) Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.

Findable (a.) Capable of beong found; discoverable.

Finder (n.) One who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily.

Findfault (n.) A censurer or caviler.

Findfaulting (a.) Apt to censure or cavil; faultfinding; captious.

Finding (n.) That which is found, come upon, or provided; esp. (pl.), that which a journeyman artisan finds or provides for himself; as tools, trimmings, etc.

Finding (n.) Support; maintenance; that which is provided for one; expence; provision.

Finding (n.) The result of a judicial examination or inquiry, especially into some matter of fact; a verdict; as, the finding of a jury.

Findy (a.) Full; heavy; firm; solid; substemtial.

Fine (superl.) Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.

Fine (superl.) Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.

Fine (superl.) Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.

Fine (superl.) Not coarse, gross, or heavy

Fine (superl.) Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.

Fine (superl.) Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.

Fine (superl.) Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread.

Fine (superl.) Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.

Fine (superl.) Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine linen or silk.

Fine (superl.) Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.

Fine (superl.) (Used ironically.)

Fined (imp. & p. p.) of Fine

Fining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fine

Fine (a.) To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.

Fine (a.) To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.

Fine (a.) To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.

Fine (n.) End; conclusion; termination; extinction.

Fine (n.) A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.

Fine (n.) A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.

Fine (n.) A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.

Fine (n.) To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.

Fine (v. i.) To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).

Fine (v. t.) To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.

Finedrawn (imp. & p. p.) of Finedraw

Finedrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finedraw

Finedraw (v. t.) To sew up, so nicely that the seam is not perceived; to renter.

Finedrawer (n.) One who finedraws.

Finedrawn (a.) Drawn out with too much subtilty; overnice; as, finedrawn speculations.

Fineer (v. i.) To run in dept by getting goods made up in a way unsuitable for the use of others, and then threatening not to take them except on credit.

Fineer (v. t.) To veneer.

Fineless (a.) Endless; boundless.

Finely (adv.) In a fine or finished manner.

Fineness (a.) The quality or condition of being fine.

Fineness (a.) Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor.

Fineness (a.) The proportion of pure silver or gold in jewelry, bullion, or coins.

Fineness (a.) Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle's point, or of the edge of a blade.

Finer (n.) One who fines or purifies.

Finery (n.) Fineness; beauty.

Finery (n.) Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels.

Finery (n.) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.

Finespun (a.) Spun so as to be fine; drawn to a fine thread; attenuated; hence, unsubstantial; visionary; as, finespun theories.

Finesse (a.) Subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem.

Finesse (a.) The act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2.

Finessed (imp. & p. p.) of Finesse

Finessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finesse

Finesse (v. i.) To use artifice or stratagem.

Finesse (v. i.) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play.

Finestill (v. t.) To distill, as spirit from molasses or some saccharine preparation.

Finestiller (n.) One who finestills.

Finew (n.) Moldiness.

Finfish (n.) A finback whale.

Finfish (n.) True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.

Finfoot (n.) A South American bird (heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica.

Fin-footed (a.) Having palmate feet.

Fin-footed (a.) Having lobate toes, as the coot and grebe.

Finger (n.) One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.

Finger (n.) Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.

Finger (n.) The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.

Finger (n.) Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.

Fingered (imp. & p. p.) of Finger

Fingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finger

Finger (v. t.) To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.

Finger (v. t.) To touch lightly; to toy with.

Finger (v. t.) To perform on an instrument of music.

Finger (v. t.) To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.

Finger (v. t.) To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.

Finger (v. t.) To execute, as any delicate work.

Finger (v. i.) To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.

Fingered (a.) Having fingers.

Fingered (a.) Having leaflets like fingers; digitate.

Fingered (a.) Marked with figures designating which finger should be used for each note.

Fingerer (n.) One who fingers; a pilferer.

Fingering (n.) The act or process of handling or touching with the fingers.

Fingering (n.) The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of the fingers in playing on a musical instrument, in typewriting, etc.

Fingering (n.) The marking of the notes of a piece of music to guide or regulate the action or use of the fingers.

Fingering (n.) Delicate work made with the fingers.

Fingerling (n.) A young salmon. See Parr.

Fingle-fangle (n.) A trifle.

Fingrigos (pl. ) of Fingrigo

Fingrigo (n.) A prickly, climbing shrub of the genus Pisonia. The fruit is a kind of berry.

Finial (n.) The knot or bunch of foliage, or foliated ornament, that forms the upper extremity of a pinnacle in Gothic architecture; sometimes, the pinnacle itself.

Finical (a.) Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious.

Finicality (n.) The quality of being finical; finicalness.

Finicking (a.) Alt. of Finicky

Finicky (a.) Finical; unduly particular.

Finific (n.) A limiting element or quality.

Finify (a.) To make fine; to dress finically.

Finikin (a.) Precise in trifles; idly busy.

Fining (n.) The act of imposing a fin/.

Fining (n.) The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.

Fining (n.) That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.

Finis (n.) An end; conclusion. It is often placed at the end of a book.

Finished (imp. & p. p.) of Finish

Finishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finish

Finish (v. t.) To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.

Finish (v. t.) To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.

Finish (v. i.) To come to an end; to terminate.

Finish (v. i.) To end; to die.

Finish (n.) That which finishes, puts an end to/ or perfects.

Finish (n.) The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.

Finish (n.) The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.

Finish (n.) See Finishing coat, under Finishing.

Finish (n.) The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.

Finish (n.) Completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning.

Finished (a.) Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect; as, a finished poem; a finished education.

Finisher (n.) One who finishes, puts an end to, completes, or perfects; esp. used in the trades, as in hatting, weaving, etc., for the workman who gives a finishing touch to the work, or any part of it, and brings it to perfection.

Finisher (n.) Something that gives the finishing touch to, or settles, anything.

Finishing (n.) The act or process of completing or perfecting; the final work upon or ornamentation of a thing.

Finishing (a.) Tending to complete or to render fit for the market or for use.

Finite (a.) Having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded; -- opposed to infinite; as, finite number; finite existence; a finite being; a finite mind; finite duration.

Finiteless (a.) Infinite.

Finitely (adv.) In a finite manner or degree.

Finiteness (n.) The state of being finite.

Finitude (n.) Limitation.

Finlander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Finland.

Finless (a.) destitute of fins.

Finlet (n.) A little fin; one of the parts of a divided fin.

Finlike (a.) Resembling a fin.

Finn (a.) A native of Finland; one of the Finn/ in the ethnological sense. See Finns.

Finnan haddie () Haddock cured in peat smoke, originally at Findon (pron. fin"an), Scotland. the name is also applied to other kinds of smoked haddock.

Finned (a.) Having a fin, or fins, or anything resembling a fin.

Finner (n.) A finback whale.

Finnic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Finns.

Finnikin (n.) A variety of pigeon, with a crest somewhat resembling the mane of a horse.

Finnish (a.) Of or pertaining to Finland, to the Finns, or to their language.

Finnish (n.) A Northern Turanian group of languages; the language of the Finns.

Finns (n. pl.) Natives of Finland; Finlanders.

Finns (n. pl.) A branch of the Mongolian race, inhabiting Northern and Eastern Europe, including the Magyars, Bulgarians, Permians, Lapps, and Finlanders.

Finny (a.) Having, or abounding in, fins, as fishes; pertaining to fishes.

Finny (a.) Abounding in fishes.

Finochio (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Foeniculum dulce) having a somewhat tuberous stem; sweet fennel. The blanched stems are used in France and Italy as a culinary vegetable.

Finos (n. pl.) Second best wool from Merino sheep.

Finpike (n.) The bichir. See Crossopterygii.

Fint () 3d pers. sing. pr. of Find, for findeth.

Fin-toed (a.) Having toes connected by a membrane; palmiped; palmated; also, lobate.

Fiord (n.) A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.

Fiorin (n.) A species of creeping bent grass (Agrostis alba); -- called also fiorin grass.

Fiorite (n.) A variety of opal occuring in the cavities of volcanic tufa, in smooth and shining globular and botryoidal masses, having a pearly luster; -- so called from Fiora, in Ischia.

Fioriture (n. pl.) Little flowers of ornament introduced into a melody by a singer or player.

Fippenny bit () The Spanish half real, or one sixteenth of a dollar, -- so called in Pennsylvania and the adjacent States.

Fipple (n.) A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.

Fir (n.) A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scotch fir is a Pinus.

Fire (n.) The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.

Fire (n.) Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.

Fire (n.) The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.

Fire (n.) Anything which destroys or affects like fire.

Fire (n.) Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.

Fire (n.) Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.

Fire (n.) Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.

Fire (n.) Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.

Fire (n.) The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.

Fired (imp. & p. p.) of Fire

Fring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fire

Fire (v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.

Fire (v. t.) To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.

Fire (v. t.) To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.

Fire (v. t.) To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.

Fire (v. t.) To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.

Fire (v. t.) To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.

Fire (v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.

Fire (v. t.) To drive by fire.

Fire (v. t.) To cauterize.

Fire (v. i.) To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.

Fire (v. i.) To be irritated or inflamed with passion.

Fire (v. i.) To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.

Firearm (n.) A gun, pistol, or any weapon from a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder.

Fireback (n.) One of several species of pheasants of the genus Euplocamus, having the lower back a bright, fiery red. They inhabit Southern Asia and the East Indies.

Fireball (n.) A ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown among enemies, and to injure by explosion; also, to set fire to their works and light them up, so that movements may be seen.

Fireball (n.) A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding.

Firebare (n.) A beacon.

Fire beetle () A very brilliantly luminous beetle (Pyrophorus noctilucus), one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; -- called also cucujo. The name is also applied to other species. See Firefly.

Firebird (n.) The Baltimore oriole.

Fireboard (n.) A chimney board or screen to close a fireplace when not in use.

Firebote (n.) An allowance of fuel. See Bote.

Firebrand (n.) A piece of burning wood.

Firebrand (n.) One who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary.

Firecracker (n.) See Cracker., n., 3.

Firecrest (n.) A small European kinglet (Regulus ignicapillus), having a bright red crest; -- called also fire-crested wren.

Firedog (n.) A support for wood in a fireplace; an andiron.

Firedrake (n.) A fiery dragon.

Firedrake (n.) A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus; a rocket.

Firedrake (n.) A worker at a furnace or fire.

Fire-fanged (a.) Injured as by fire; burned; -- said of manure which has lost its goodness and acquired an ashy hue in consequence of heat generated by decomposition.

Firefish (n.) A singular marine fish of the genus Pterois, family Scorpaenidae, of several species, inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region. They are usually red, and have very large spinose pectoral and dorsal fins.

Fireflaire (n.) A European sting ray of the genus Trygon (T. pastinaca); -- called also fireflare and fiery flaw.

Fireflame (n.) The European band fish (Cepola rubescens).

Fireflies (pl. ) of Firefly

Firefly (n.) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae.

Fireless (a.) Destitute of fire.

Firelock (n.) An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark; perhaps originally, a matchlock. Hence, a gun having such a lock.

Firemen (pl. ) of Fireman

Fireman (n.) A man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns; a member of a fire company.

Fireman (n.) A man who tends the fires, as of a steam engine; a stocker.

Fire-new (a.) Fresh from the forge; bright; quite new; brand-new.

Fireplace (n.) The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.

Fireproof (a.) Proof against fire; incombustible.

Fireprrofing (n.) The act or process of rendering anything incombustible; also, the materials used in the process.

Firer (n.) One who fires or sets fire to anything; an incendiary.

Fire-set (n.) A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.

Fireside (n.) A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.

Firestone (n.) Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking fire; also, a flint.

Firestone (n.) A stone which will bear the heat of a furnace without injury; -- especially applied to the sandstone at the top of the upper greensand in the south of England, used for lining kilns and furnaces.

Firetail (n.) The European redstart; -- called also fireflirt.

Firewarden (n.) An officer who has authority to direct in the extinguishing of fires, or to order what precautions shall be taken against fires; -- called also fireward.

Fireweed (n.) An American plant (Erechthites hiercifolia), very troublesome in spots where brushwood has been burned.

Fireweed (n.) The great willow-herb (Epilobium spicatum).

Firewood (n.) Wood for fuel.

Firework (n.) A device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously colored. The skyrocket is a common form of firework. The name is also given to various combustible preparations used in war.

Firework (n.) A pyrotechnic exhibition.

Fireworm (n.) The larva of a small tortricid moth which eats the leaves of the cranberry, so that the vines look as if burned; -- called also cranberry worm.

Firing (n.) The act of disharging firearms.

Firing (n.) The mode of introducing fuel into the furnace and working it.

Firing (n.) The application of fire, or of a cautery.

Firing (n.) The process of partly vitrifying pottery by exposing it to intense heat in a kiln.

Firing (n.) Fuel; firewood or coal.

Firk (v. t.) To beat; to strike; to chastise.

Firk (v. i.) To fly out; to turn out; to go off.

Firk (n.) A freak; trick; quirk.

Firkin (n.) A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.

Firkin (n.) A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc.

Firlot (n.) A dry measure formerly used in Scotland; the fourth part of a boll of grain or meal. The Linlithgow wheat firlot was to the imperial bushel as 998 to 1000; the barley firlot as 1456 to 1000.

Firm (superl.) Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.

Firm (superl.) Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent.

Firm (superl.) Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.

Firm (superl.) Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.

Firm (a.) The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co.

Firm (a.) To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.

Firm (a.) To fix or direct with firmness.

Firmament (v. & a.) Fixed foundation; established basis.

Firmament (v. & a.) The region of the air; the sky or heavens.

Firmament (v. & a.) The orb of the fixed stars; the most rmote of the celestial spheres.

Firmamental (a.) Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.

Firmans (pl. ) of Firman

Firman (n.) In Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign; a royal order or grant; -- generally given for special objects, as to a traveler to insure him protection and assistance.

Firmer-chisel (n.) A chisel, thin in proportion to its width. It has a tang to enter the handle instead of a socket for receiving it.

Firmitude (n.) Strength; stability.

Firmity (n.) Strength; firmness; stability.

Firmless (a.) Detached from substance.

Firmless (a.) Infirm; unstable.

Firmly (adv.) In a firm manner.

Firmness (n.) The state or quality of being firm.

Firms (a.) The principal rafters of a roof, especially a pair of rafters taken together.

Firring (n.) See Furring.

Firry (a.) Made of fir; abounding in firs.

First (a.) Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.

First (a.) Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.

First (a.) Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.

First (adv.) Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.

First (n.) The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.

Firstborn (a.) First brought forth; first in the order of nativity; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

First-class (a.) Of the best class; of the highest rank; in the first division; of the best quality; first-rate; as, a first-class telescope.

First-hand (a.) Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence, without the intervention of an agent.

Firstling (n.) The first produce or offspring; -- said of animals, especially domestic animals; as, the firstlings of his flock.

Firstling (n.) The thing first thought or done.

Firstling (a.) Firstborn.

Firstly (adv.) In the first place; before anything else; -- sometimes improperly used for first.

First-rate (a.) Of the highest excellence; preeminent in quality, size, or estimation.

First-rate (n.) A war vessel of the highest grade or the most powerful class.

Firth (n.) An arm of the sea; a frith.

Fir tree () See Fir.

Fisc (n.) A public or state treasury.

Fiscal (a.) Pertaining to the public treasury or revenue.

Fiscal (n.) The income of a prince or a state; revenue; exhequer.

Fiscal (n.) A treasurer.

Fiscal (n.) A public officer in Scotland who prosecutes in petty criminal cases; -- called also procurator fiscal.

Fiscal (n.) The solicitor in Spain and Portugal; the attorney-general.

Fisetic (a.) Pertaining to fustet or fisetin.

Fisetin (n.) A yellow crystalline substance extracted from fustet, and regarded as its essential coloring principle; -- called also fisetic acid.

Fish (n.) A counter, used in various games.

Fishes (pl. ) of Fish

Fish (pl. ) of Fish

Fish (n.) A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.

Fish (n.) An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.

Fish (n.) The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.

Fish (n.) The flesh of fish, used as food.

Fish (n.) A purchase used to fish the anchor.

Fish (n.) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.

Fished (imp. & p. p.) of Fish

Fishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fish

Fish (v. i.) To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.

Fish (v. i.) To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.

Fish (v. t.) To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.

Fish (v. t.) To search by raking or sweeping.

Fish (v. t.) To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.

Fish (v. t.) To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.

Fish-bellied (a.) Bellying or swelling out on the under side; as, a fish-bellied rail.

Fish-block (n.) See Fish-tackle.

Fisher (n.) One who fishes.

Fisher (n.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the "black cat."

Fishermen (pl. ) of Fisherman

Fisherman (n.) One whose occupation is to catch fish.

Fisherman (n.) A ship or vessel employed in the business of taking fish, as in the cod fishery.

Fisheries (pl. ) of Fishery

Fishery (n.) The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.

Fishery (n.) A place for catching fish.

Fishery (n.) The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.

Fishful (a.) Abounding with fish.

Fishgig (n.) A spear with barbed prongs used for harpooning fish.

Fishhawk (n.) The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), found both in Europe and America; -- so called because it plunges into the water and seizes fishes in its talons. Called also fishing eagle, and bald buzzard.

Fishhook (n.) A hook for catching fish.

Fishhook (n.) A hook with a pendant, to the end of which the fish-tackle is hooked.

Fishify (v. t.) To change to fish.

Fishiness (n.) The state or quality of being fishy or fishlike.

Fishing (n.) The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.

Fishing (n.) A fishery.

Fishing (n.) Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.

Fishlike (a.) Like fish; suggestive of fish; having some of the qualities of fish.

Fishmonger (n.) A dealer in fish.

Fishskin (n.) The skin of a fish (dog fish, shark, etc.)

Fishskin (n.) See Ichthyosis.

Fish-tackle (n.) A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.

Fish-tail (a.) Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

Fishwife (n.) A fishwoman.

Fishwomen (pl. ) of Fishwoman

Fishwoman (n.) A woman who retails fish.

Fishy (a.) Consisting of fish; fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish; abounding in fish.

Fishy (a.) Extravagant, like some stories about catching fish; improbable; also, rank or foul.

Fisk (v. i.) To run about; to frisk; to whisk.

Fissigemmation (n.) A process of reproduction intermediate between fission and gemmation.

Fissile (a.) Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage, like crystals.

Fissilingual (a.) Having the tongue forked.

Fissilinguia (n. pl.) A group of Lacertilia having the tongue forked, including the common lizards.

Fissility (n.) Quality of being fissile.

Fission (n.) A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.

Fission (n.) A method of asexual reproduction among the lowest (unicellular) organisms by means of a process of self-division, consisting of gradual division or cleavage of the into two parts, each of which then becomes a separate and independent organisms; as when a cell in an animal or plant, or its germ, undergoes a spontaneous division, and the parts again subdivide. See Segmentation, and Cell division, under Division.

Fission (n.) A process by which certain coral polyps, echinoderms, annelids, etc., spontaneously subdivide, each individual thus forming two or more new ones. See Strobilation.

Fissipalmate (a.) Semipalmate and loboped, as a grebe's foot. See Illust. under Aves.

Fissipara (n. pl.) Animals which reproduce by fission.

Fissiparism (n.) Reproduction by spontaneous fission.

Fissiparity (n.) Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism.

Fissiparous (a.) Reproducing by spontaneous fission. See Fission.

Fissipation (n.) Reproduction by fission; fissiparism.

Fissiped (a.) Alt. of Fissipedal

Fissipedal (a.) Having the toes separated to the base. [See Aves.]

Fissiped (n.) One of the Fissipedia.

Fissipedia (n. pl.) A division of the Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, and bears, in which the feet are not webbed; -- opposed to Pinnipedia.

Fissirostral (a.) Having the bill cleft beyond the horny part, as in the case of swallows and goatsuckers.

Fissirostres (n. pl.) A group of birds having the bill deeply cleft.

Fissural (a.) Pertaining to a fissure or fissures; as, the fissural pattern of a brain.

Fissuration (n.) The act of dividing or opening; the state of being fissured.

Fissure (n.) A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock.

Fissure (v. t.) To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.

Fissurella (n.) A genus of marine gastropod mollusks, having a conical or limpetlike shell, with an opening at the apex; -- called also keyhole limpet.

Fist (n.) The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.

Fist (n.) The talons of a bird of prey.

Fist (n.) the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.

Fisted (imp. & p. p.) of Fist

Fisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fist

Fist (v. t.) To strike with the fist.

Fist (v. t.) To gripe with the fist.

Fistic (a.) Pertaining to boxing, or to encounters with the fists; puglistic; as, fistic exploits; fistic heroes.

Fisticuff (n.) A cuff or blow with the fist or hand

Fisticuff (n.) a fight with the fists; boxing.

Fistinut (n.) A pistachio nut.

Fistuca (n.) An instrument used by the ancients in driving piles.

Fistulae (pl. ) of Fistula

Fistula (n.) A reed; a pipe.

Fistula (n.) A pipe for convejing water.

Fistula (n.) A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic abscess; an abnormal opening between an internal cavity and another cavity or the surface; as, a salivary fistula; an anal fistula; a recto-vaginal fistula.

Fistular (a.) Hollow and cylindrical, like a pipe or reed.

Fistularia (n.) A genus of fishes, having the head prolonged into a tube, with the mouth at the extremity.

Fistularioid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Fistularia.

Fistulate (v. t. & i.) To make hollow or become hollow like a fistula, or pipe.

Fistule (n.) A fistula.

Fistuliform (a.) Of a fistular form; tubular; pipe-shaped.

Fistulose (a.) Formed like a fistula; hollow; reedlike.

Fistulous (a.) Having the form or nature of a fistula; as, a fistulous ulcer.

Fistulous (a.) Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose.

Fit () imp. & p. p. of Fight.

Fit (n.) In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.

Fit (superl.) Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.

Fit (superl.) Prepared; ready.

Fit (superl.) Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.

Fitted (imp. & p. p.) of Fit

Fitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fit

Fit (v. t.) To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.

Fit (v. t.) To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; -- said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.

Fit (v. t.) To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.

Fit (v. t.) To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on.

Fit (v. i.) To be proper or becoming.

Fit (v. i.) To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.

Fit (n.) The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.

Fit (n.) The coincidence of parts that come in contact.

Fit (n.) The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.

Fit (n.) A stroke or blow.

Fit (n.) A sudden and violent attack of a disorder; a stroke of disease, as of epilepsy or apoplexy, which produces convulsions or unconsciousness; a convulsion; a paroxysm; hence, a period of exacerbation of a disease; in general, an attack of disease; as, a fit of sickness.

Fit (n.) A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit melancholy, of passion, or of laughter.

Fit (n.) A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or insction; an impulse and irregular action.

Fit (n.) A darting point; a sudden emission.

Fitches (pl. ) of Fitch

Fitch (n.) A vetch.

Fitch (n.) A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads spelt.

Fitch (n.) The European polecat; also, its fur.

Fitche (a.) Sharpened to a point; pointed.

Fitched (a.) Fitche.

Fitchet (n.) Alt. of Fitchew

Fitchew (n.) The European polecat (Putorius foetidus). See Polecat.

Fitchy (a.) Having fitches or vetches.

Fitchy (a.) Fitche.

Fitful (a.) Full of fits; irregularly variable; impulsive and unstable.

Fithel (n.) Alt. of Fithul

Fithul (n.) A fiddle.

Fitly (adv.) In a fit manner; suitably; properly; conveniently; as, a maxim fitly applied.

Fitment (n.) The act of fitting; that which is proper or becoming; equipment.

Fitness (n.) The state or quality of being fit; as, the fitness of measures or laws; a person's fitness for office.

Fitt (n.) See 2d Fit.

Fittable (a.) Suitable; fit.

Fittedness (n.) The state or quality of being fitted; adaptation.

Fitter (n.) One who fits or makes to fit;

Fitter (n.) One who tries on, and adjusts, articles of dress.

Fitter (n.) One who fits or adjusts the different parts of machinery to each other.

Fitter (n.) A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper.

Fitter (n.) A little piece; a flitter; a flinder.

Fitting (n.) Anything used in fitting up

Fitting (n.) necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study; gas fittings.

Fitting (a.) Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper.

Fitweed (n.) A plant (Eryngium foetidum) supposed to be a remedy for fits.

Fitz (n.) A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.

Five (a.) Four and one added; one more than four.

Five (n.) The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.

Five (n.) A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.

Five-finger (n.) See Cinquefoil.

Five-finger (n.) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.

Fivefold (a. & adv.) In fives; consisting of five in one; five repeated; quintuple.

Five-leaf (n.) Cinquefoil; five-finger.

Five-leafed (a.) Alt. of Five-leaved

Five-leaved (a.) Having five leaflets, as the Virginia creeper.

Fiveling (n.) A compound or twin crystal consisting of five individuals.

Fives (n. pl.) A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game.

Fives (n.) A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives.

Five-twenties (n. pl.) Five-twenty bonds of the United States (bearing six per cent interest), issued in 1862, '64, and '65, redeemable after five and payable in twenty years.

Fix (a.) Fixed; solidified.

Fixed (imp. & p. p.) of Fix

Fixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fix

Fix (v. t.) To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.

Fix (v. t.) To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.

Fix (v. t.) To transfix; to pierce.

Fix (v. t.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light.

Fix (v. t.) To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room.

Fix (v. t.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

Fix (v. i.) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

Fix (v. i.) To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.

Fix (n.) A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.

Fix (n.) fettling.

Fixable (a.) Capable of being fixed.

Fixation (n.) The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.

Fixation (n.) The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.

Fixation (n.) The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.

Fixation (n.) A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.

Fixative (n.) That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.

Fixed (a.) Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm; imovable; unalterable.

Fixed (a.) Stable; non-volatile.

Fixedly (adv.) In a fixed, stable, or constant manner.

Fixedness (n.) The state or quality of being fixed; stability; steadfastness.

Fixedness (n.) The quality of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; solidity; cohesion of parts; as, the fixedness of gold.

Fixidity (n.) Fixedness.

Fixing (n.) The act or process of making fixed.

Fixing (n.) That which is fixed; a fixture.

Fixing (n.) Arrangements; embellishments; trimmings; accompaniments.

Fixity (n.) Fixedness; as, fixity of tenure; also, that which is fixed.

Fixity (n.) Coherence of parts.

Fixture (n.) That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take away.

Fixture (n.) State of being fixed; fixedness.

Fixture (n.) Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense of personal chattels annexed to lands and tenements, but removable by the person annexing them, or his personal representatives. In this latter sense, the same things may be fixtures under some circumstances, and not fixtures under others.

Fixure (n.) Fixed position; stable condition; firmness.

Fizgig (n.) A fishgig.

Fizgig (n.) A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a fizzing or hissing noise when it explodes.

Fizgig (n.) A gadding, flirting girl.

Fizzed (imp. & p. p.) of Fizz

Fizzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fizz

Fizz (v. i.) To make a hissing sound, as a burning fuse.

Fizz (n.) A hissing sound; as, the fizz of a fly.

Fizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Fizzle

Fizzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fizzle

Fizzle (v. i.) To make a hissing sound.

Fizzle (v. i.) To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking.

Fizzle (n.) A failure or abortive effort.

Giallolino (n.) A term variously employed by early writers on art, though commonly designating the yellow oxide of lead, or massicot.

Giambeux (n. pl.) Greaves; armor for the legs.

Giant (n.) A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.

Giant (n.) A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

Giant (n.) Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.

Giant (a.) Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.

Giantess (n.) A woman of extraordinary size.

Giantize (v. i.) To play the giant.

Giantly (a.) Appropriate to a giant.

Giantry (n.) The race of giants.

Giantship (n.) The state, personality, or character, of a giant; -- a compellation for a giant.

Giaour (n.) An infidel; -- a term applied by Turks to disbelievers in the Mohammedan religion, especially Christrians.

Gib (n.) A male cat; a tomcat.

Gib (v. i.) To act like a cat.

Gib (n.) A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.

Gibbed (imp. & p. p.) of Gib

Gibbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gib

Gib (v. t.) To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs; to provide with a gib, or gibs.

Gib (v. i.) To balk. See Jib, v. i.

Gibbartas (n.) One of several finback whales of the North Atlantic; -- called also Jupiter whale.

Gibber (n.) A balky horse.

Gibbered (imp. & p. p.) of Gibber

Gibbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gibber

Gibber (v. i.) To speak rapidly and inarticulately.

Gibberish (v. i.) Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon.

Gibberish (a.) Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.

Gibbet (n.) A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain asa warning.

Gibbet (n.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib.

Gibbeted (imp. & p. p.) of Gibbet

Gibbeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gibbet

Gibbet (v. t.) To hang and expose on a gibbet.

Gibbet (v. t.) To expose to infamy; to blacken.

Gibbier (n.) Wild fowl; game.

Gibbon (n.) Any arboreal ape of the genus Hylobates, of which many species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They are tailless and without cheek pouches, and have very long arms, adapted for climbing.

Gib boom () See Jib boom.

Gibbose (a.) Humped; protuberant; -- said of a surface which presents one or more large elevations.

Gibbostity (n.) The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness.

Gibbous (a.) Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon.

Gibbous (a.) Hunched; hump-backed.

Gibbsite (n.) A hydrate of alumina.

Gib-cat (n.) A male cat, esp. an old one. See lst Gib. n.

Gibed (imp. & p. p.) of Gibe

Gibing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gibe

Gibe (v. i.) To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.

Gibe (v. i.) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.

Gibe (n.) An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.

Gibel (n.) A kind of carp (Cyprinus gibelio); -- called also Prussian carp.

Giber (n.) One who utters gibes.

Gibfish (n.) The male of the salmon.

Gibingly (adv.) In a gibing manner; scornfully.

Giblet (a.) Made of giblets; as, a giblet pie.

Giblets (n. pl.) The inmeats, or edible viscera (heart, gizzard, liver, etc.), of poultry.

Gibstaff (n.) A staff to guage water, or to push a boat.

Gibstaff (n.) A staff formerly used in fighting beasts on the stage.

Gid (a.) A disease of sheep, characterized by vertigo; the staggers. It is caused by the presence of the C/nurus, a larval tapeworm, in the brain. See C/nurus.

Giddily (adv.) In a giddy manner.

Giddiness (n.) The quality or state of being giddy.

Giddy (superl.) Having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inclined to fall; lightheaded; dizzy.

Giddy (superl.) Promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice.

Giddy (superl.) Bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling.

Giddy (superl.) Characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless.

Giddy (v. i.) To reel; to whirl.

Giddy (v. t.) To make dizzy or unsteady.

Giddy-head (n.) A person without thought fulness, prudence, or judgment.

Giddy-headed (a.) Thoughtless; unsteady.

Giddy-paced (a.) Moving irregularly; flighty; fickle.

Gie (v. t.) To guide. See Gye .

Gie (v. t.) To give.

Gier-eagle (n.) A bird referred to in the Bible (Lev. xi. 18and Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

Gier-falcon (n.) The gyrfalcon.

Gieseckite (n.) A mineral occurring in greenish gray six-sided prisms, having a greasy luster. It is probably a pseudomorph after elaeolite.

Gif (conj.) If.

Giffard injector () See under Injector.

Giffgaff (n.) Mutial accommodation; mutual giving.

Giffy (n.) See Jiffy.

Gift (v. t.) Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.

Gift (v. t.) The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.

Gift (v. t.) A bribe; anything given to corrupt.

Gift (v. t.) Some quality or endowment given to man by God; a preeminent and special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.

Gift (v. t.) A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession.

Gifted (imp. & p. p.) of Gift

Gifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gift

Gift (v. t.) To endow with some power or faculty.

Giftedness (n.) The state of being gifted.

Gig (n.) A fiddle.

Gig (v. t.) To engender.

Gig (n.) A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.

Gig (v. t.) To fish with a gig.

Gig (n.) A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.

Gig (n.) A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.

Gig (n.) A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.

Gig (n.) A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig.

Gig (n.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.

Gigantean (a.) Like a giant; mighty; gigantic.

Gigantesque (a.) Befitting a giant; bombastic; magniloquent.

Gigantic (a.) Of extraordinary size; like a giant.

Gigantic (a.) Such as a giant might use, make, or cause; immense; tremendous; extraordinarly; as, gigantic deeds; gigantic wickedness.

Gigantical (a.) Bulky, big.

Giganticide (n.) The act of killing, or one who kills, a giant.

Gigantine (a.) Gigantic.

Gigantology (n.) An account or description of giants.

Gigantomachy (n.) A war of giants; especially, the fabulous war of the giants against heaven.

Gide (n.) Alt. of Guide

Guide (n.) The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder.

Gigeria (pl. ) of Gigerium

Gigerium (n.) The muscular stomach, or gizzard, of birds.

Gigget (n.) Same as Gigot.

Giggled (imp. & p. p.) of Giggle

Giggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Giggle

Giggle (v. t.) To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.

Giggle (n.) A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.

Giggler (n.) One who giggles or titters.

Giggly (a.) Prone to giggling.

Giggot (n.) See Gigot.

Giggyng (n.) The act of fastending the gige or leather strap to the shield.

Giglot (n.) Alt. of Giglet

Giglet (n.) A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl.

Giglot (a.) Giddi; light; inconstant; wanton.

Gigot (n.) Alt. of Giggot

Giggot (n.) A leg of mutton.

Giggot (n.) A small piece of flesh; a slice.

Gila monster () A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.

Gilded (imp. & p. p.) of Gild

Gilt () of Gild

Gilding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gild

Gild (v. t.) To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.

Gild (v. t.) To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.

Gild (v. t.) To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.

Gild (v. t.) To make red with drinking.

Gildale (v. t.) A drinking bout in which every one pays an equal share.

Gilden (a.) Gilded.

Gilder (n.) One who gilds; one whose occupation is to overlay with gold.

Gilder (n.) A Dutch coin. See Guilder.

Guilding (n.) The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold.

Guilding (n.) Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface.

Guilding (n.) Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine.

Gile (n.) Guile.

Gill (n.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia.

Gill (n.) The radiating, gill-shaped plates forming the under surface of a mushroom.

Gill (n.) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.

Gill (n.) The flesh under or about the chin.

Gill (n.) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.

Gill (n.) A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.

Gill (n.) A leech.

Gill (n.) A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream.

Gill (n.) A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint.

Gill (n.) A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl.

Gill (n.) The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); -- called also gill over the ground, and other like names.

Gill (n.) Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy.

Gill-flirt (n.) A thoughtless, giddy girl; a flirt-gill.

Gillhouse (n.) A shop where gill is sold.

Gillian (n.) A girl; esp., a wanton; a gill.

Gillie Gilly (n.) A boy or young man; a manservant; a male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands.

Gillyflower (n.) A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.

Gillyflower (n.) A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.

Gilour (n.) A guiler; deceiver.

Gilse (n.) See Grilse.

Gilt (v. t.) A female pig, when young.

Gilt () imp. & p. p. of Gild.

Gilt (p. p. & a.) Gilded; covered with gold; of the color of gold; golden yellow.

Gilt (n.) Gold, or that which resembles gold, laid on the surface of a thing; gilding.

Gilt (n.) Money.

Gilt-edge (a.) Alt. of Gilt-edged

Gilt-edged (a.) Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.

Gilt-edged (a.) Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc.

Gilthead (n.) A marine fish.

Gilthead (n.) The Pagrus, / Chrysophrys, auratus, a valuable food fish common in the Mediterranean (so named from its golden-colored head); -- called also giltpoll.

Gilthead (n.) The Crenilabrus melops, of the British coasts; -- called also golden maid, conner, sea partridge.

Giltif (a.) Guilty.

Gilttail (n.) A yellow-tailed worm or larva.

Gim (a.) Neat; spruce.

Gimbal (n.) Alt. of Gimbals

Gimbals (n.) A contrivance for permitting a body to incline freely in all directions, or for suspending anything, as a barometer, ship's compass, chronometer, etc., so that it will remain plumb, or level, when its support is tipped, as by the rolling of a ship. It consists of a ring in which the body can turn on an axis through a diameter of the ring, while the ring itself is so pivoted to its support that it can turn about a diameter at right angles to the first.

Gimblet (n. & v.) See Gimlet.

Gimcrack (n.) A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty thing.

Gimlet (n.) A small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle.

Gimleted (imp. & p. p.) of Gimlet

Gimleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gimlet

Gimlet (v. t.) To pierce or make with a gimlet.

Gimlet (v. t.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet.

Gimmal (n.) Joined work whose parts move within each other; a pair or series of interlocked rings.

Gimmal (n.) A quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer.

Gommal (a.) Made or consisting of interlocked ring/ or links; as, gimmal mail.

Gimmer (n.) Alt. of Gimmor

Gimmor (n.) A piece of mechanism; mechanical device or contrivance; a gimcrack.

Gimp (a.) Smart; spruce; trim; nice.

Gimp (n.) A narrow ornamental fabric of silk, woolen, or cotton, often with a metallic wire, or sometimes a coarse cord, running through it; -- used as trimming for dresses, furniture, etc.

Gimp (v. t.) To notch; to indent; to jag.

Gin (n.) Against; near by; towards; as, gin night.

Gin (conj.) If.

Gan (imp. & p. p.) of Gin

Gon () of Gin

Gun () of Gin

Ginning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gin

Gin (v. i.) To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan.

Gin (n.) A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.

Gin (n.) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.

Gin (n.) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.

Gin (n.) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.

Gin (n.) A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.

Ginned (imp. & p. p.) of Gin

Ginning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gin

Gin (v. t.) To catch in a trap.

Gin (v. t.) To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.

Ging (n.) Same as Gang, n., 2.

Gingal (n.) See Jingal.

Ginger (n.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Z. officinale.

Ginger (n.) The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.

Gingerbread (n.) A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes.

Gingerly (adv.) Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.

Gingerness (n.) Cautiousness; tenderness.

Gingham (n.) A kind of cotton or linen cloth, usually in stripes or checks, the yarn of which is dyed before it is woven; -- distinguished from printed cotton or prints.

Ginging (n.) The lining of a mine shaft with stones or bricks to prevent caving.

Gingival (a.) Of or pertaining to the gums.

Gingle (n. & v.) See Jingle.

Ginglyform (a.) Ginglymoid.

Ginglymodi (n.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the modern gar pikes and many allied fossil forms. They have rhombic, ganoid scales, a heterocercal tail, paired fins without an axis, fulcra on the fins, and a bony skeleton, with the vertebrae convex in front and concave behind, forming a ball and socket joint. See Ganoidel.

Ginglymoid (a.) Alt. of Ginglymoidal

Ginglymoidal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a ginglymus, or hinge joint; ginglyform.

Ginglymi (pl. ) of Ginglymus

Ginglymus (n.) A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle.

Ginhouse (n.) A building where cotton is ginned.

Ginkgoes (pl. ) of Ginkgo

Ginkgo (n.) A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferae. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.

Ginn (pl. ) of Ginnee

Ginnee (n.) See Jinnee.

Ginnet (n.) See Genet, a horse.

Ginning (v. i.) Beginning.

Ginny-carriage (n.) A small, strong carriage for conveying materials on a railroad.

Ginseng (n.) A plant of the genus Aralia, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant (Aralia Schinseng) has become so rare that the American (A. quinquefolia) has largely taken its place, and its root is now an article of export from America to China. The root, when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with a slight aromatic bitterness.

Ginshop (n.) A shop or barroom where gin is sold as a beverage.

Gip (v. t.) To take out the entrails of (herrings).

Gip (n.) A servant. See Gyp.

Gipoun (n.) A short cassock.

Gipser (n.) Alt. of Gipsire

Gipsire (n.) A kind of pouch formerly worn at the girdle.

Gipsy (n. a.) See Gypsy.

Gipsyism (n.) See Gypsyism.

Giraffe (n.) An African ruminant (Camelopardalis giraffa) related to the deers and antelopes, but placed in a family by itself; the camelopard. It is the tallest of animals, being sometimes twenty feet from the hoofs to the top of the head. Its neck is very long, and its fore legs are much longer than its hind legs.

Girandole (n.) An ornamental branched candlestick.

Girandole (n.) A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.

Girandole (n.) A kind of revolving firework.

Girandole (n.) A series of chambers in defensive mines.

Girasole Girasol (n.) See Heliotrope.

Girasole Girasol (n.) A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish color.

Gird (n.) A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.

Gird (n.) A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.

Gird (v.) To strike; to smite.

Gird (v.) To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.

Gird (v. i.) To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.

Girt (imp. & p. p.) of Gird

Girded () of Gird

Girding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gird

Gird (v. t.) To encircle or bind with any flexible band.

Gird (v. t.) To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.

Gird (v. t.) To surround; to encircle, or encompass.

Gird (v. t.) To clothe; to swathe; to invest.

Gird (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.

Girder (n.) One who girds; a satirist.

Girder (n.) One who, or that which, girds.

Girder (n.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence, a framed or built-up member discharging the same office, technically called a compound girder. See Illusts. of Frame, and Doubleframed floor, under Double.

Girding (n.) That with which one is girded; a girdle.

Girdle (n.) A griddle.

Girdle (n.) That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.

Girdle (n.) The zodiac; also, the equator.

Girdle (n.) The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant.

Girdle (n.) A thin bed or stratum of stone.

Girdle (n.) The clitellus of an earthworm.

Girdled (imp. & p. p.) of Girdle

Girdling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Girdle

Girdle (v. t.) To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.

Girdle (v. t.) To inclose; to environ; to shut in.

Girdle (v. t.) To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.

Girdler (n.) One who girdles.

Girdler (n.) A maker of girdles.

Girdler (n.) An American longicorn beetle (Oncideres cingulatus) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larvae.

Girdlestead (n.) That part of the body where the girdle is worn.

Girdlestead (n.) The lap.

Gire (n.) See Gyre.

Girkin (n.) See Gherkin.

Girl (n.) A young person of either sex; a child.

Girl (n.) A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.

Girl (n.) A female servant; a maidservant.

Girl (n.) A roebuck two years old.

Girlhood (n.) State or time of being a girl.

Girlish (a.) Like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief.

Girlond (n.) A garland; a prize.

Girn (n.) To grin.

Girondist (n.) A member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the department of La Gironde.

Girondist (a.) Of or pertaining to the Girondists.

Girrock (n.) A garfish.

Girt () imp. & p. p. of Gird.

Girted (imp. & p. p.) of Girt

Girting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Girt

Girt (v.) To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree.

Girt (a.) Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.

Girt (n.) Same as Girth.

Girth (n.) A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.

Girth (n.) The measure round the body, as at the waist or belly; the circumference of anything.

Girth (n.) A small horizontal brace or girder.

Girth (v. t.) To bind as with a girth.

Girtline (n.) A gantline.

Gisarm (n.) A weapon with a scythe-shaped blade, and a separate long sharp point, mounted on a long staff and carried by foot soldiers.

Gise (v. t.) To feed or pasture.

Gise (n.) Guise; manner.

Gisle (n.) A pledge.

Gismondine (n.) Alt. of Gismondite

Gismondite (n.) A native hydrated silicate of alumina, lime, and potash, first noticed near Rome.

Gist (n.) A resting place.

Gist (n.) The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.

Git (n.) See Geat.

Gite (n.) A gown.

Gith (n.) The corn cockle; also anciently applied to the Nigella, or fennel flower.

Gittern (n.) An instrument like a guitar.

Gittern (v. i.) To play on gittern.

Gittith (n.) A musical instrument, of unknown character, supposed by some to have been used by the people of Gath, and thence obtained by David. It is mentioned in the title of Psalms viii., lxxxi., and lxxxiv.

Guist (n.) Same as Joust.

Giusto (a.) In just, correct, or suitable time.

Gave (imp.) of Give

Given (p. p.) of Give

Giving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Give

Give (n.) To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.

Give (n.) To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.

Give (n.) To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.

Give (n.) To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.

Give (n.) To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.

Give (n.) To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.

Give (n.) To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.

Give (n.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.

Give (n.) To allow or admit by way of supposition.

Give (n.) To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

Give (n.) To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.

Give (n.) To pledge; as, to give one's word.

Give (n.) To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.

Give (v. i.) To give a gift or gifts.

Give (v. i.) To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.

Give (v. i.) To become soft or moist.

Give (v. i.) To move; to recede.

Give (v. i.) To shed tears; to weep.

Give (v. i.) To have a misgiving.

Give (v. i.) To open; to lead.

Given () p. p. & a. from Give, v.

Given (v.) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.

Given (v.) Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given.

Given (adv.) Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.

Giver (n.) One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes.

Gives (n.) Fetters.

Giving (n.) The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.

Giving (n.) A gift; a benefaction.

Giving (n.) The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.

Gizzard (n.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium.

Gizzard (n.) A thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals.

Gizzard (n.) A stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks.

Hiation (n.) Act of gaping.

Hiatus (pl. ) of Hiatus

Hiatuses (pl. ) of Hiatus

Hiatus (n.) An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break.

Hiatus (n.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables.

Hibernacle (n.) That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant.

Hibernaculum (n.) A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales.

Hibernaculum (n.) A little case in which certain insects pass the winter.

Hibernaculum (n.) Winter home or abiding place.

Hibernal (a.) Belonging or relating to winter; wintry; winterish.

Hibernated (imp. & p. p.) of Hibernate

Hibernating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hibernate

Hibernate (v. i.) To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.

Hibernation (n.) The act or state of hibernating.

Hibernian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hibernia, now Ireland; Irish.

Hibernian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Ireland.

Hibernicism (n.) Alt. of Hibernianism

Hibernianism (n.) An idiom or mode of speech peculiar to the Irish.

Hiberno-Celtic (n.) The native language of the Irish; that branch of the Celtic languages spoken by the natives of Ireland. Also adj.

Hibiscus (n.) A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe.

Hiccius doctius () A juggler.

Hiccough (n.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, accompanied with closure of the glottis, so that further entrance of air is prevented, while the impulse of the column of air entering and striking upon the closed glottis produces a sound, or hiccough.

Hiccoughed (imp. & p. p.) of Hiccough

Hiccoughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hiccough

Hiccough (v. i.) To have a hiccough or hiccoughs.

Hickory (n.) An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.

Hicksite (n.) A member or follower of the "liberal" party, headed by Elias Hicks, which, because of a change of views respecting the divinity of Christ and the Atonement, seceded from the conservative portion of the Society of Friends in the United States, in 1827.

Hickup (n. & v. i.) See Hiccough.

Hickwall (n.) Alt. of Hickway

Hickway (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor) of Europe.

Hid () imp. & p. p. of Hide. See Hidden.

Hidage (n.) A tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.

Hidalgo (n.) A title, denoting a Spanish nobleman of the lower class.

Hidden (p. p. & a.) from Hide. Concealed; put out of view; secret; not known; mysterious.

Hiddenite (n.) An emerald-green variety of spodumene found in North Carolina; lithia emerald, -- used as a gem.

Hiddenly (adv.) In a hidden manner.

Hid (imp.) of Hide

Hidden (p. p.) of Hide

Hid () of Hide

Hiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hide

Hide (v. t.) To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.

Hide (v. t.) To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.

Hide (v. t.) To remove from danger; to shelter.

Hide (v. i.) To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.

Hide (n.) An abode or dwelling.

Hide (n.) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old English charters, the quantity of which is not well ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80, 100, and 120 acres.

Hide (n.) The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.

Hide (n.) The human skin; -- so called in contempt.

Hided (imp. & p. p.) of Hide

Hiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hide

Hide (v. t.) To flog; to whip.

Hidebound (a.) Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal.

Hidebound (a.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.

Hidebound (a.) Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.

Hidebound (a.) Niggardly; penurious.

Hideous (a.) Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks.

Hideous (a.) Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise.

Hideous (a.) Hateful; shocking.

Hider (n.) One who hides or conceals.

Hiding (n.) The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment.

Hiding (n.) A flogging.

Hied (imp. & p. p.) of Hie

Hying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hie

Hie (v. i.) To hasten; to go in haste; -- also often with the reciprocal pronoun.

Hie (n.) Haste; diligence.

Hiems (n.) Winter.

Hierapicra (n.) A warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark.

Hierarch (n.) One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs.

Hierarchal (a.) Alt. of Hierarchic

Hierarchic (a.) Pertaining to a hierarch.

Hierarchical (a.) Pertaining to a hierarchy.

Hierarchism (n.) The principles or authority of a hierarchy.

Hierarchies (pl. ) of Hierarchy

Hierarchy (n.) Dominion or authority in sacred things.

Hierarchy (n.) A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.

Hierarchy (n.) A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.

Hierarchy (n.) A rank or order of holy beings.

Hieratic (a.) Consecrated to sacred uses; sacerdotal; pertaining to priests.

Hierocracy (n.) Government by ecclesiastics; a hierarchy.

Hieroglyph (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphic

Hieroglyphic (a.) A sacred character; a character in picture writing, as of the ancient Egyptians, Mexicans, etc. Specifically, in the plural, the picture writing of the ancient Egyptian priests. It is made up of three, or, as some say, four classes of characters: first, the hieroglyphic proper, or figurative, in which the representation of the object conveys the idea of the object itself; second, the ideographic, consisting of symbols representing ideas, not sounds, as an ostrich feather is a symbol of truth; third, the phonetic, consisting of symbols employed as syllables of a word, or as letters of the alphabet, having a certain sound, as a hawk represented the vowel a.

Hieroglyphic (a.) Any character or figure which has, or is supposed to have, a hidden or mysterious significance; hence, any unintelligible or illegible character or mark.

Hieroglyphic (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphical

Hieroglyphical (a.) Emblematic; expressive of some meaning by characters, pictures, or figures; as, hieroglyphic writing; a hieroglyphic obelisk.

Hieroglyphical (a.) Resembling hieroglyphics; not decipherable.

Hieroglyphically (adv.) In hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyphist (n.) One versed in hieroglyphics.

Hierogram (n.) A form of sacred or hieratic writing.

Hierogrammatic (a.) Written in, or pertaining to, hierograms; expressive of sacred writing.

Hierogrammatist (n.) A writer of hierograms; also, one skilled in hieroglyphics.

Hierographic (a.) Alt. of Hierographical

Hierographical (a.) Of or pertaining to sacred writing.

Hierography (n.) Sacred writing.

Hierolatry (n.) The worship of saints or sacred things.

Hierologic (a.) Alt. of Hierological

Hierological (a.) Pertaining to hierology.

Hierologist (n.) One versed in, or whostudies, hierology.

Hierology (n.) A treatise on sacred things; especially, the science which treats of the ancient writings and inscriptions of the Egyptians, or a treatise on that science.

Hieromancy (n.) Divination by observing the objects offered in sacrifice.

Hiermartyr (n.) A priest who becomes a martyr.

Hieromnemon (n.) The sacred secretary or recorder sent by each state belonging to the Amphictyonic Council, along with the deputy or minister.

Hieromnemon (n.) A magistrate who had charge of religious matters, as at Byzantium.

Hieron (n.) A consecrated place; esp., a temple.

Hieronymite (n.) See Jeronymite.

Hierophant (n.) The presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of religion.

Hierophantic (a.) Of or relating to hierophants or their teachings.

Hieroscopy (n.) Divination by inspection of entrails of victims offered in sacrifice.

-cae (pl. ) of Hierotheca

Hierotheca (n.) A receptacle for sacred objects.

Hierourgy (n.) A sacred or holy work or worship.

Hifalutin (n.) See Highfaluting.

Higgled (imp. & p. p.) of Higgle

Higgling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Higgle

Higgle (v. i.) To hawk or peddle provisions.

Higgle (v. i.) To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle.

Higgledy-piggledy (adv.) In confusion; topsy-turvy.

Higgler (n.) One who higgles.

High (v. i.) To hie.

High (superl.) Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.

High (superl.) Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are understood from the connection

High (superl.) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.

High (superl.) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.

High (superl.) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

High (superl.) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.

High (superl.) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.

High (superl.) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.

High (superl.) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.

High (superl.) Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, high (i. e., intense) heat; high (i. e., full or quite) noon; high (i. e., rich or spicy) seasoning; high (i. e., complete) pleasure; high (i. e., deep or vivid) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.

High (superl.) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.

High (superl.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.

High (superl.) Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as / (/ve), / (f/d).

High (adv.) In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.

High (n.) An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

High (n.) People of rank or high station; as, high and low.

High (n.) The highest card dealt or drawn.

High (v. i.) To rise; as, the sun higheth.

Highbinder (n.) A ruffian; one who hounds, or spies upon, another; app. esp. to the members of certain alleged societies among the Chinese.

High-blown (a.) Inflated, as with conceit.

Highborn (a.) Of noble birth.

High-bred (a.) Bred in high life; of pure blood.

High-built (a.) Of lofty structure; tall.

High-church (a.) Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See High Church, under High, a.

High-churchism (n.) The principles of the high-church party.

-men (pl. ) of High-churchman

High-churchman (n.) One who holds high-church principles.

High-churchman-ship (n.) The state of being a high-churchman.

High-colored (a.) Having a strong, deep, or glaring color; flushed.

High-colored (a.) Vivid; strong or forcible in representation; hence, exaggerated; as, high-colored description.

High-embowed (a.) Having lofty arches.

Highering (a.) Rising higher; ascending.

Highfaluting (n.) High-flown, bombastic language.

High-fed (a.) Pampered; fed luxuriously.

High-finished (a.) Finished with great care; polished.

Highflier (n.) One who is extravagant in pretensions, opinions, or manners.

High-flown (a.) Elevated; proud.

High-flown (a.) Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language.

High-flushed (a.) Elated.

Highflying (a.) Extravagant in opinions or ambition.

High-go (n.) A spree; a revel.

High-handed (a.) Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent; as, a high-handed act.

High-hearted (a.) Full of courage or nobleness; high-souled.

High-hoe (n.) The European green woodpecker or yaffle.

High-holder (n.) The flicker; -- called also high-hole.

Highland (n.) Elevated or mountainous land; (often in the pl.) an elevated region or country; as, the Highlands of Scotland.

Highlander (n.) An inhabitant of highlands, especially of the Highlands of Scotland.

Highlandry (n.) Highlanders, collectively.

High-low (n.) A laced boot, ankle high.

Highly (adv.) In a high manner, or to a high degree; very much; as, highly esteemed.

Highmen (n. pl.) Loaded dice so contrived as to turn up high numbers.

High-mettled (a.) Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of fire; as, a high-mettled steed.

High-minded (a.) Proud; arrogant.

High-minded (a.) Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean.

High-mindedness (n.) The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity.

Highmost (a.) Highest.

Highness (n.) The state of being high; elevation; loftiness.

Highness (n.) A title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness.

High-palmed (a.) Having high antlers; bearing full-grown antlers aloft.

High-pressure (a.) Having or involving a pressure greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere; -- said of steam, air, water, etc., and of steam, air, or hydraulic engines, water wheels, etc.

High-pressure (a.) Fig.: Urgent; intense; as, a high-pressure business or social life.

High priest () A chief priest; esp., the head of the Jewish priesthood.

High-priesthood (n.) The office, dignity, or position of a high priest.

High-priestship (n.) High-priesthood.

High-principled (a.) Possessed of noble or honorable principles.

High-proof (a.) Highly rectified; very strongly alcoholic; as, high-proof spirits.

High-proof (a.) So as to stand any test.

High-raised (a.) Elevated; raised aloft; upreared.

High-raised (a.) Elated with great ideas or hopes.

High-reaching (a.) Reaching high or upward; hence, ambitious; aspiring.

High-red (a.) Of a strong red color.

Highroad (n.) A highway; a much traveled or main road.

High-seasoned (a.) Enriched with spice and condiments; hence, exciting; piquant.

High-sighted (a.) Looking upward; supercilious.

High-souled (a.) Having a high or noble spirit; honorable.

High-sounding (a.) Pompous; noisy; ostentatious; as, high-sounding words or titles.

High-spirited (a.) Full of spirit or natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition.

High-stepper (n.) A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing.

High-stomached (a.) Having a lofty spirit; haughty.

High-strung (a.) Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high-strung horse.

High-swelling (a.) Inflated; boastful.

Hight (n.) A variant of Height.

Hight (imp.) of Hight

Hot () of Hight

Hight (p. p.) of Hight

Hote () of Hight

Hoten () of Hight

Hight (v. t. & i.) To be called or named.

Hight (v. t. & i.) To command; to direct; to impel.

Hight (v. t. & i.) To commit; to intrust.

Hight (v. t. & i.) To promise.

Hightener (n.) That which heightens.

Highth (n.) Variant of Height.

High-toned (a.) High in tone or sound.

High-toned (a.) Elevated; high-principled; honorable.

High-top (n.) A ship's masthead.

Highty-tighty (a.) Hoity-toity.

Highway (n.) A road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare.

Highwaymen (pl. ) of Highwayman

Highwayman (n.) One who robs on the public road; a highway robber.

High-wrought (a.) Wrought with fine art or skill; elaborate.

High-wrought (a.) Worked up, or swollen, to a high degree; as, a highwrought passion.

Higre (n.) See Eagre.

Hig-taper (n.) A plant of the genus Verbascum (V. Thapsus); the common mullein. [Also high-taper and hag-taper.]

Hijera (n.) Alt. of Hijra

Hijra (n.) See Hegira.

Hilal (a.) Of or pertaining to a hilum.

Hilar (a.) Belonging to the hilum.

Hilarious (a.) Mirthful; noisy; merry.

Hilarity (n.) Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity.

Hilary term () Formerly, one of the four terms of the courts of common law in England, beginning on the eleventh of January and ending on the thirty-first of the same month, in each year; -- so called from the festival of St. Hilary, January 13th.

Hilding (n.) A base, menial wretch.

Hilding (a.) Base; spiritless.

Hile (v. t.) To hide. See Hele.

Hile (n.) Same as Hilum.

Hill (n.) A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain.

Hill (n.) The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.

Hill (v. t.) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes.

Hilled (imp. & p. p.) of Hill

Hilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hill

Hill (v. t.) To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn.

Hilliness (n.) The state of being hilly.

Hilling (n.) The act or process of heaping or drawing earth around plants.

Hillock (n.) A small hill.

Hillside (n.) The side or declivity of a hill.

Hilltop (n.) The top of a hill.

Hilly (a.) Abounding with hills; uneven in surface; as, a hilly country.

Hilly (a.) Lofty; as, hilly empire.

Hilt (n.) A handle; especially, the handle of a sword, dagger, or the like.

Hilted (a.) Having a hilt; -- used in composition; as, basket-hilted, cross-hilted.

Hilum (n.) The eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base or support; -- called also hile.

Hilum (n.) The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney.

Hilus (n.) Same as Hilum, 2.

Him (pron.) Them. See Hem.

Him (pron.) The objective case of he. See He.

Himalayan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Himalayas, the great mountain chain in Hindostan.

Himpne (n.) A hymn.

Himself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun; -- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved himself.

Himself (pron.) One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself.

Himself (pron. pl.) Alt. of Himselven

Himselven (pron. pl.) Themselves. See Hemself.

Himselve (pron.) See 1st Himself.

Himyaric (a.) Alt. of Himyaritic

Himyaritic (a.) Pertaining to Himyar, an ancient king of Yemen, in Arabia, or to his successors or people; as, the Himjaritic characters, language, etc.; applied esp. to certain ancient inscriptions showing the primitive type of the oldest form of the Arabic, still spoken in Southern Arabia.

Hin (n.) A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing three quarts, one pint, one gill, English measure.

Hind (n.) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.

Hind (n.) A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as E. apua of Bermuda, and E. Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney, John Paw, spotted hind.

Hind (n.) A domestic; a servant.

Hind (n.) A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.

Hind (a.) In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.

Hindberry (n.) The raspberry.

Hindbrain (n.) The posterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon only.

Hinder (a.) Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.

Hindered (imp. & p. p.) of Hinder

Hindering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hinder

Hinder (a.) To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.

Hinder (a.) To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.

Hinder (v. i.) To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.

Hinderance (n.) Same as Hindrance.

Hinderer (n.) One who, or that which, hinders.

Hinderest (a.) Hindermost; -- superl. of Hind, a.

Hinderling (a.) A worthless, base, degenerate person or animal.

Hindermost (a.) Alt. of Hindmost

Hindmost (a.) Furthest in or toward the rear; last.

Hindgut (n.) The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.

Hindi (n.) The name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindoos. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written.

Hindleys screw () A screw cut on a solid whose sides are arcs of the periphery of a wheel into the teeth of which the screw is intended to work. It is named from the person who first used the form.

Hindoos (pl. ) of Hindu

Hindus (pl. ) of Hindu

Hindoo (n.) Alt. of Hindu

Hindu (n.) A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda.

Hindooism (n.) Alt. of Hinduism

Hinduism (n.) The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindoos; Brahmanism.

Hindoostanee (a.) Alt. of Hindustani

Hindustani (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language.

Hindustani (n.) The language of Hindostan; the name given by Europeans to the most generally spoken of the modern Aryan languages of India. It is Hindi with the addition of Persian and Arabic words.

Hindrance (v. t.) The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

Hindrance (v. t.) That which hinders; an impediment.

Hindu (n.) Same as Hindoo.

Hine (n.) A servant; a farm laborer; a peasant; a hind.

Hinge (n.) The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.

Hinge (n.) That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.

Hinge (n.) One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.

Hinged (imp. & p. p.) of Hinge

Hinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hinge

Hinge (v. t.) To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.

Hinge (v. t.) To bend.

Hinge (v. i.) To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point.

Hinged (a.) Furnished with hinges.

Hingeless (a.) Without a hinge or joint.

Hink (n.) A reaping hook.

Hinniate (v. i.) Alt. of Hinny

Hinny (v. i.) To neigh; to whinny.

Hinnies (pl. ) of Hinny

Hinny (n.) A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.

Hinny (n.) A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey.

Hinted (imp. & p. p.) of Hint

Hinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hint

Hint (v. t.) To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.

Hint (v. i.) To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.

Hint (n.) A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.

Hintingly (adv.) In a hinting manner.

Hip (n.) The projecting region of the lateral parts of one side of the pelvis and the hip joint; the haunch; the huckle.

Hip (n.) The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof, which have their wall plates running in different directions.

Hip (n.) In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.

Hipped (imp. & p. p.) of Hip

Hipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hip

Hip (v. t.) To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.

Hip (v. t.) To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock).

Hip (v. t.) To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.

Hip (n.) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose (Rosa canina).

Hip (interj.) Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurra!

Hip (n.) Alt. of Hipps

Hipps (n.) See Hyp, n.

Hiphalt (a.) Lame in the hip.

Hippa (n.) Alt. of Hippe

Hippe (n.) A genus of marine decapod crustaceans, which burrow rapidly in the sand by pushing themselves backward; -- called also bait bug. See Illust. under Anomura.

Hipparion (n.) An extinct genus of Tertiary mammals allied to the horse, but three-toed, having on each foot a small lateral hoof on each side of the main central one. It is believed to be one of the ancestral genera of the Horse family.

Hipped (a.) Alt. of Hippish

Hippish (a.) Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See Hyppish.

Hippobosca (n.) A genus of dipterous insects including the horsefly or horse tick.

Hippocamp (n.) See Hippocampus.

Hippocampal (a.) Of or pertaining to the hippocampus.

Hippocampus (n.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish (Hippocampus brevirostris), -- seen in Pompeian paintings, attached to the chariot of Neptune.

Hippocampus (n.) A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also sea horse.

Hippocampus (n.) A name applied to either of two ridges of white matter in each lateral ventricle of the brain. The larger is called hippocampus major or simply hippocampus. The smaller, hippocampus minor, is called also ergot and calcar.

Hippocentaur (n.) Same as Centaur.

Hippocras (n.) A cordial made of spiced wine, etc.

Hippocrates (n.) A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C.

Hippocratic (a.) Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings.

Hippocratism (n.) The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.

Hippocrene (n.) A fountain on Mount Helicon in Boeotia, fabled to have burst forth when the ground was struck by the hoof of Pegasus. Also, its waters, which were supposed to impart poetic inspiration.

Hippocrepian (n.) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactolaema.

Hippocrepiform (a.) Shaped like a horseshoe.

Hippodame (n.) A fabulous sea monster.

Hippodrome (n.) A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.

Hippodrome (n.) An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.

Hippogriff (n.) A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin.

Hippolith (n.) A concretion, or kind of bezoar, from the intestines of the horse.

Hippopathology (n.) The science of veterinary medicine; the pathology of the horse.

Hippophagi (n. pl.) Eaters of horseflesh.

Hippophagism (n.) Hippophagy.

Hippophagist (n.) One who eats horseflesh.

Hippophagous (a.) Feeding on horseflesh; -- said of certain nomadic tribes, as the Tartars.

Hippophagy (n.) The act or practice of feeding on horseflesh.

Hippophile (n.) One who loves horses.

Hippopotamuses (pl. ) of Hippopotamus

Hippopotami (pl. ) of Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus (n.) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse. A smaller species (H. Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.

Hippotomy (n.) Anatomy of the horse.

Hippuric (a.) Obtained from the urine of horses; as, hippuric acid.

Hippurite (n.) A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish upper valve or lid. Hippurites are found only in the Cretaceous rocks.

Hip-roofed (a.) Having a hip roof.

Hipshot (a.) Having the hip dislocated; hence, having one hip lower than the other.

Hip tree () The dog-rose.

Hir (pron.) See Here, pron.

Hircic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mutton suet; -- applied by Chevreul to an oily acid which was obtained from mutton suet, and to which he attributed the peculiar taste and smell of that substance. The substance has also been called hircin.

Hircin (n.) Hircic acid. See Hircic.

Hircine (a.) Alt. of Hircinous

Hircinous (a.) Goatlike; of or pertaining to a goat or the goats.

Hircinous (a.) Of a strong goatish smell.

Hire (pron.) See Here, pron.

Hire (n.) The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay.

Hire (n.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a certain price or reward.

Hired (imp. & p. p.) of Hire

Hiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hire

Hire (n.) To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person, for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as, to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.

Hire (n.) To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of (any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as, to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.

Hire (n.) To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; -- now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has hired out his horse, or his time.

Hireless (a.) Without hire.

Hireling (n.) One who is hired, or who serves for wages; esp., one whose motive and interest in serving another are wholly gainful; a mercenary.

Hireling (a.) Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary.

Hirer (n.) One who hires.

Hires (pron.) Alt. of Hirs

Hirs (pron.) Hers; theirs. See Here, pron.

Hirsute (a.) Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.

Hirsute (a.) Rough and coarse; boorish.

Hirsute (a.) Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs.

Hirsute (a.) Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of certain birds.

Hirsuteness (n.) Hairiness.

Hirtellous (a.) Pubescent with minute and somewhat rigid hairs.

Hirudine (a.) Of or pertaining to the leeches.

Hirudinea (n. pl.) An order of Annelida, including the leeches; -- called also Hirudinei.

Hirudo (n.) A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech.

Hirundine (a.) Like or pertaining to the swallows.

Hirundo (n.) A genus of birds including the swallows and martins.

His (pron.) Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete.

His (pron.) The possessive of he; as, the book is his.

Hisingerite (n.) A soft black, iron ore, nearly earthy, a hydrous silicate of iron.

Hispanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.

Hispanicism (n.) A Spanish idiom or mode of speech.

Hispanicize (v. t.) To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words.

Hispid (a.) Rough with bristles or minute spines.

Hispid (a.) Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.

Hispidulous (a.) Minutely hispid.

Hissed (imp. & p. p.) of Hiss

Hissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hiss

Hiss (v. i.) To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.

Hiss (v. i.) To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.

Hiss (v. t.) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.

Hiss (v. t.) To utter with a hissing sound.

Hiss (n.) A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt.

Hiss (n.) Any sound resembling that above described

Hiss (n.) The noise made by a serpent.

Hiss (n.) The note of a goose when irritated.

Hiss (n.) The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.

Hissing (n.) The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.

Hissing (n.) The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision.

Hissingly (adv.) With a hissing sound.

Hist (interj.) Hush; be silent; -- a signal for silence.

Histiology (n.) Same as Histology.

Histogenesis (n.) The formation and development of organic tissues; histogeny; -- the opposite of histolysis.

Histogenesis (n.) Germ history of cells, and of the tissues composed of cells.

Histogenetic (a.) Tissue-producing; connected with the formation and development of the organic tissues.

Histogeny (n.) Same as Histogenesis.

Histographer (n.) One who describes organic tissues; an histologist.

Histographical (a.) Of or pertaining to histography.

Histography (n.) A description of, or treatise on, organic tissues.

Histohaematin (n.) One of a class of respiratory pigments, widely distributed in the animal kingdom, capable of ready oxidation and reduction.

Histoid (a.) Resembling the normal tissues; as, histoid tumors.

Histologic (a.) Alt. of Histological

Histological (a.) Pertaining to histology, or to the microscopic structure of the tissues of living organisms.

Histologist (n.) One versed in histology.

Histology (n.) That branch of biological science, which treats of the minute (microscopic) structure of animal and vegetable tissues; -- called also histiology.

Histolysis (n.) The decay and dissolution of the organic tissues and of the blood.

Histolytic (a.) Of or pertaining to histolysis, or the degeneration of tissues.

Histonomy (n.) The science which treats of the laws relating to organic tissues, their formation, development, functions, etc.

Histophyly (n.) The tribal history of cells, a division of morphophyly.

Historial (a.) Historical.

Historian (n.) A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.

Historian (n.) One versed or well informed in history.

Historic (a.) Alt. of Historical

Historical (a.) Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page.

Historically (adv.) In the manner of, or in accordance with, history.

Historicize (v. t.) To record or narrate in the manner of a history; to chronicle.

Historied (a.) Related in history.

Historier (n.) An historian.

Historiette (n.) Historical narration on a small scale; a brief recital; a story.

Histority (v. t.) To record in or as history.

Historiographer (n.) An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to write a history; also, a title bestowed by some governments upon historians of distinction.

Historiographership (n.) The office of an historiographer.

Historiography (n.) The art of employment of an historiographer.

Historiology (n.) A discourse on history.

Historionomer (n.) One versed in the phenomena of history and the laws controlling them.

Historize (v. t.) To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize.

Histories (pl. ) of History

History (n.) A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.

History (n.) A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.

History (v. t.) To narrate or record.

Histotomy (n.) The dissection of organic tissues.

Histozyme (n.) A soluble ferment occurring in the animal body, to the presence of which many normal decompositions and synthetical processes are supposed to be due.

Histrion (n.) A player.

Histrionic (a.) Alt. of Histrionical

Histrionical (a.) Of or relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a theatre; theatrical; -- sometimes in a bad sense.

Histrionicism (n.) The histronic art; stageplaying.

Histrionism (n.) Theatrical representation; acting; affectation.

Histrionize (v. t.) To act; to represent on the stage, or theatrically.

Hit (pron.) It.

Hit () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hide, contracted from hideth.

Hit (imp. & p. p.) of Hit

Hitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hit

Hit (v. t.) To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).

Hit (v. t.) To reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit.

Hit (v. t.) To guess; to light upon or discover.

Hit (v. t.) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point.

Hit (v. i.) To meet or come in contact; to strike; to clash; -- followed by against or on.

Hit (v. i.) To meet or reach what was aimed at or desired; to succeed, -- often with implied chance, or luck.

Hit (n.) A striking against; the collision of one body against another; the stroke that touches anything.

Hit (n.) A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate chance; as, he made a hit.

Hit (n.) A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.

Hit (n.) A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.

Hit (n.) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.

Hit. (adj.) having become very popular or acclaimed; -- said of entertainment performances; as, a hit record, a hit movie.

Hitch (v. t.) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.

Hitch (v. t.) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.

Hitch (v. t.) To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.

Hitched (imp. & p. p.) of Hitch

Hitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hitch

Hitch (v. t.) To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.

Hitch (v. t.) To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.

Hitch (n.) A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.

Hitch (n.) The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.

Hitch (n.) A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.

Hitch (n.) A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.

Hitch (n.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.

Hitch (n.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.

Hitchel (n. & v. t.) See Hatchel.

Hithe (n.) A port or small haven; -- used in composition; as, Lambhithe, now Lambeth.

Hither (adv.) To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.

Hither (adv.) To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.

Hither (a.) Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill.

Hither (a.) Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.

Hithermost (a.) Nearest on this side.

Hitherto (adv.) To this place; to a prescribed limit.

Hitherto (adv.) Up to this time; as yet; until now.

Hitherward (adv.) Toward this place; hither.

Hitter (n.) One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter.

Hive (n.) A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.

Hive (n.) The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.

Hive (n.) A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.

Hived (imp. & p. p.) of Hive

Hiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hive

Hive (v. t.) To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.

Hive (v. t.) To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.

Hive (v. i.) To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.

Hiveless (a.) Destitute of a hive.

Hiver (n.) One who collects bees into a hive.

Hives (n.) The croup.

Hives (n.) An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis), allied to the chicken pox.

Hizz (v. i.) To hiss.

Jib (v. i.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibe; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.

Jib (v. i.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.

Jib (v. i.) To move restively backward or sidewise, -- said of a horse; to balk.

Jibber (n.) A horse that jibs.

Jibed (imp. & p. p.) of Jibe

Jibing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jibe

Jibe (v. i.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.

Jibe (v. i.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.

Jibe (v. t.) To agree; to harmonize.

Jiffy (n.) A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in a jiffy.

Jig (n.) A light, brisk musical movement.

Jig (n.) A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.

Jig (n.) A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.

Jig (n.) A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.

Jig (n.) A small machine or handy tool

Jig (n.) A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having hard steel surfaces to guide a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing.

Jig (n.) An apparatus or a machine for jigging ore.

Jigged (imp. & p. p.) of Jig

Jigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jig

Jig (v. t.) To sing to the tune of a jig.

Jig (v. t.) To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.

Jig (v. t.) To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.

Jig (n.) To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.

Jig (v. i.) To dance a jig; to skip about.

Jigger (n.) A species of flea (Sarcopsylla, / Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe.

Jigger (n. & v.) One who, or that which, jigs; specifically, a miner who sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging; also, the sieve used in jigging.

Jigger (n. & v.) A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel.

Jigger (n. & v.) A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.

Jigger (n. & v.) A light tackle, consisting of a double and single block and the fall, used for various purposes, as to increase the purchase on a topsail sheet in hauling it home; the watch tackle.

Jigger (n. & v.) A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.

Jigger (n. & v.) A supplementary sail. See Dandy, n., 2 (b).

Jigger (n.) A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as Jack, 4 (i).

Jigging (n.) The act or using a jig; the act of separating ore with a jigger, or wire-bottomed sieve, which is moved up and down in water.

Jiggish (a.) Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.

Jiggish (a.) Playful; frisky.

Jiggle (v. i.) To wriggle or frisk about; to move awkwardly; to shake up and down.

Jigjog (n.) A jolting motion; a jogging pace.

Jigjog (a.) Having a jolting motion.

Jill (n.) A young woman; a sweetheart. See Gill.

Jill-flirt (n.) A light, giddy, or wanton girl or woman. See Gill-flirt.

Jilt (n.) A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt.

Jilted (imp. & p. p.) of Jilt

Jilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jilt

Jilt (v. t.) To cast off capriciously or unfeeling, as a lover; to deceive in love.

Jilt (v. i.) To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.

Jimcrack (n.) See Gimcrack.

Jim-crow (n.) A machine for bending or straightening rails.

Jim-crow (n.) A planing machine with a reversing tool, to plane both ways.

Jimmies (pl. ) of Jimmy

Jimmy (n.) A short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors.

Jimp (a.) Neat; handsome; elegant. See Gimp.

Jimson weed () See Jamestown weed.

Jin (n.) Alt. of Jinn

Jinn (n.) See Jinnee.

Jingal (n.) A small portable piece of ordnance, mounted on a swivel.

Jingle (v. i.) To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.

Jingle (v. i.) To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.

Jingled (imp. & p. p.) of Jingle

Jingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jingle

Jingle (v. t.) To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.

Jingle (n.) A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.

Jingle (n.) That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.

Jingle (n.) A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself.

Jingler (n.) One who, or that which, jingles.

Jingling (n.) The act or process of producing a jingle; also, the sound itself; a chink.

Jinglingly (adv.) So as to jingle.

Jingoes (pl. ) of Jingo

Jingo (n.) A word used as a jocular oath.

Jingo (n.) A statesman who pursues, or who favors, aggressive, domineering policy in foreign affairs.

Jingoism (n.) The policy of the Jingoes, so called. See Jingo, 2.

Jinn (pl. ) of Jinnee

Jinnee (n.) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms.

Jinny road () An inclined road in a coal mine, on which loaded cars descend by gravity, drawing up empty ones.

Jinrikisha (n.) A small, two-wheeled, hooded vehicle drawn by one more men.

Jippo (n.) A waistcoat or kind of stays for women.

Kiabooca wood () See Kyaboca wood.

Kiang (n.) The dziggetai.

Kibble (v. t.) To bruise; to grind coarsely; as, kibbled oats.

Kibble (n.) A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines.

Kibblings (n. pl.) Portions of small fish used for bait on the banks of Newfoundland.

Kibe (n.) A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain.

Kibed (a.) Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.

Kibitkas (pl. ) of Kibitka

Kibitka (n.) A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.

Kibitka (n.) A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.

Kiblah (n.) See Keblah.

Kiby (a.) Affected with kibes.

Kichil (n.) See Kechil.

Kicred (imp. & p. p.) of Kick

Kicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kick

Kick (v. t.) To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.

Kick (v. i.) To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.

Kick (v. i.) To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.

Kick (n.) A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.

Kick (n.) The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

Kick (n.) A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.

Kick (n.) The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

Kickable (a.) Capable or deserving of being kicked.

Kickapoos (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region of Northern Illinois, allied in language to the Sacs and Foxes.

Kicker (n.) One who, or that which, kicks.

Kickshaw (n.) See Kickshaws, the correct singular.

Kickshawses (pl. ) of Kickshaws

Kickshaws (n.) Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.

Kickshaws (n.) A fancy dish; a titbit; a delicacy.

Kickshoe (n.) A kickshaws.

Kicksy-wicksy (n.) Alt. of Kicky-wisky

Kicky-wisky (n.) That which is restless and uneasy.

Kicksy-wicksy (a.) Fantastic; restless; as, kicksy-wicksy flames.

Kickup (n.) The water thrush or accentor.

Kid (n.) A young goat.

Kid (n.) A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.

Kid (n.) A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.

Kid (n.) Gloves made of kid.

Kid (n.) A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.

Kidded (imp. & p. p.) of Kid

Kidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kid

Kid (v. i.) To bring forth a young goat.

Kid (n.) A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.

Kid (p. p.) of Kythe.

Kid (v. t.) See Kiddy, v. t.

Kidde (imp.) of Kythe.

Kidderminster (n.) A kind of ingrain carpeting, named from the English town where formerly most of it was manufactured.

Kiddier (n.) A huckster; a cadger.

Kiddle (n.) A kind of basketwork wear in a river, for catching fish.

Kiddow (n.) The guillemot.

Kiddy (v. t.) To deceive; to outwit; to hoax.

Kiddy (n.) A young fellow; formerly, a low thief.

Kiddyish (a.) Frolicsome; sportive.

Kidfox () A young fox.

Kidling (n.) A young kid.

Kidnaped (imp. & p. p.) of Kidnap

Kidnapped () of Kidnap

Kidnaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kidnap

Kidnapping () of Kidnap

Kidnap (v. t.) To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place.

Kidnaper (n.) Alt. of Kidnapper

Kidnapper (n.) One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.

Kidneys (pl. ) of Kidney

Kidney (n.) A glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.

Kidney (n.) Habit; disposition; sort; kind.

Kidney (n.) A waiter.

Kidney-form (a.) Alt. of Kidney-shaped

Kidney-shaped (a.) Having the form or shape of a kidney; reniform; as, a kidney-shaped leaf.

Kidneywort (n.) A kind of saxifrage (Saxifrage stellaris).

Kidneywort (n.) The navelwort.

Kie (n. pl.) Kine; cows.

Kiefekil (n.) A species of clay; meerschaum.

Kier (n.) A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; -- also called keeve.

Kieselguhr (n.) Siliceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite.

Kieserite (n.) Hydrous sulphate of magnesia found at the salt mines of Stassfurt, Prussian Saxony.

Kieve (n.) See Keeve, n.

Kike (v. i.) To gaze; to stare.

Kike (v. t. & i.) To kick.

Kilderkin (n.) A small barrel; an old liquid measure containing eighteen English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure.

Kill (n.) A kiln.

Kill (n.) A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.

Killed (imp. & p. p.) of Kill

Killing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kill

Kill (v. t.) To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.

Kill (v. t.) To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book.

Kill (v. t.) To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.

Kill (v. t.) To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.

Killdee (n.) Alt. of Killdeer

Killdeer (n.) A small American plover (Aegialitis vocifera).

Killer (n.) One who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills.

Killer (n.) A voracious, toothed whale of the genus Orca, of which several species are known.

Killesse (n.) A gutter, groove, or channel.

Killesse (n.) A hipped roof.

Killifish (n.) Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow, and brook fish. See Minnow.

Killigrew (n.) The Cornish chough. See under Chough.

Killikinick (n.) See Kinnikinic.

Killing (a.) Literally, that kills; having power to kill; fatal; in a colloquial sense, conquering; captivating; irresistible.

Kill-joy (n.) One who causes gloom or grief; a dispiriting person.

Killock (n.) A small anchor; also, a kind of anchor formed by a stone inclosed by pieces of wood fastened together.

Killow (n.) An earth of a blackish or deep blue color.

Kiln (n.) A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone.

Kiln (n.) A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln.

Kiln-dry (v. t.) To dry in a kiln; as, to kiln-dry meal or grain.

Kilnhole (n.) The mouth or opening of an oven or kiln.

Kilos (pl. ) of Kilo

Kilo (n.) An abbreviation of Kilogram.

Kilogram (n.) Alt. of Kilogramme

Kilogramme (n.) A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains). It is equal to the weight of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39! Fahrenheit.

Kilogrammeter (n.) Alt. of Kilogrammetre

Kilogrammetre (n.) A measure of energy or work done, being the amount expended in raising one kilogram through the height of one meter, in the latitude of Paris.

Kiloliter (n.) Alt. of Kilolitre

Kilolitre (n.) A measure of capacity equal to a cubic meter, or a thousand liters. It is equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet, and to 220.04 imperial gallons, or 264.18 American gallons of 321 cubic inches.

Kilometer (n.) Alt. of Kilometre

Kilometre (n.) A measure of length, being a thousand meters. It is equal to 3,280.8 feet, or 62137 of a mile.

Kilostere (n.) A cubic measure containing 1000 cubic meters, and equivalent to 35,315 cubic feet.

Kilowatt (n.) One thousand watts.

Kilt () p. p. from Kill.

Kilt (n.) A kind of short petticoat, reaching from the waist to the knees, worn in the Highlands of Scotland by men, and in the Lowlands by young boys; a filibeg.

Kilted (imp. & p. p.) of Kilt

Kilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kilt

Kilt (v. t.) To tuck up; to truss up, as the clothes.

Kilted (a.) Having on a kilt.

Kilted (a.) Plaited after the manner of kilting.

Kilted (a.) Tucked or fastened up; -- said of petticoats, etc.

Kilter (n.) See Kelter.

Kilting (n.) A perpendicular arrangement of flat, single plaits, each plait being folded so as to cover half the breadth of the preceding one.

Kimbo (a.) Crooked; arched; bent.

Kimmerian (a.) See Cimmerian.

Kimnel (n.) A tub. See Kemelin.

Kimry (n.) See Cymry.

kin () A diminutive suffix; as, manikin; lambkin.

Kin (n.) A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.

Kin (n.) Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.

Kin (n.) Relatives; persons of the same family or race.

Kin (a.) Of the same nature or kind; kinder.

Kinaesodic (a.) Kinesodic.

Kinaesthesis (n.) The perception attendant upon the movements of the muscles.

Kinate (n.) See Quinate.

Kincob (n.) India silk brocaded with flowers in silver or gold.

Kincob (a.) Of the nature of kincob; brocaded.

Kind (superl.) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

Kind (superl.) Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.

Kind (superl.) Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.

Kind (superl.) Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.

Kind (superl.) Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.

Kind (a.) Nature; natural instinct or disposition.

Kind (a.) Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.

Kind (a.) Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.

Kind (v. t.) To beget.

Kindergarten (n.) A school for young children, conducted on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, play, observation, imitation, and construction; -- a name given by Friedrich Froebel, a German educator, who introduced this method of training, in rooms opening on a garden.

Kindergartner (n.) One who teaches in a kindergarten.

Kind-hearted (a.) Having kindness of nature; sympathetic; characterized by a humane disposition; as, a kind-hearted landlord.

Kind-heartedness (n.) The state or quality of being kind-hearted; benevolence.

Kindle (v. t. & i.) To bring forth young.

Kindled (imp. & p. p.) of Kindle

Kindling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kindle

Kindle (v. t.) To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.

Kindle (v. t.) Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.

Kindle (v. i.) To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.

Kindle (v. i.) Fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.

Kindler (n.) One who, or that which, kindles, stirs up, or sets on fire.

Kindless (a.) Destitute of kindness; unnatural.

Kindliness (n.) Natural inclination; natural course.

Kindliness (n.) The quality or state of being kindly; benignity; benevolence; gentleness; tenderness; as, kindliness of disposition, of treatment, or of words.

Kindliness (n.) Softness; mildness; propitiousness; as, kindliness of weather, or of a season.

Kinding (n.) The of causing to burn, or of exciting or inflaming the passions.

Kinding (n.) Materials, easily lighted, for starting a fire.

Kindly (n.) According to the kind or nature; natural.

Kindly (n.) Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly affections, words, acts, etc.

Kindly (n.) Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.

Kindly (adv.) Naturally; fitly.

Kindly (adv.) In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.

Kindness (a.) The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.

Kindness (a.) A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.

Kindred (n.) Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.

Kindred (n.) Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other.

Kindred (a.) Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.

Kine (n. pl.) Cows.

Kinematic (a.) Alt. of Kinematical

Kinematical (a.) Of or pertaining to kinematics.

Kinematics (n.) The science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions.

Kinepox (n.) See Cowpox.

Kinepox (n.) See Kinetoscope.

Kinesiatrics (n.) A mode of treating disease by appropriate muscular movements; -- also termed kinesitherapy, kinesipathy, lingism, and the movement cure.

Kinesipathy (n.) See Kinesiatrics.

Kinesitherapy (n.) See Kinesiatrics.

Kinesipathy (n.) See Kinesiatrics.

Kinesodic (a.) Conveying motion; as; kinesodic substance; -- applied esp. to the spinal cord, because it is capable of conveying doth voluntary and reflex motor impulses, without itself being affected by motor impulses applied to it directly.

Kinetic (q.) Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.

Kinetics (n.) See Dynamics.

Kinetogenesis (n.) An instrument for producing curves by the combination of circular movements; -- called also kinescope.

King (n.) A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.

King (n.) A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.

King (n.) One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.

King (n.) A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds.

King (n.) The chief piece in the game of chess.

King (n.) A crowned man in the game of draughts.

King (n.) The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.

Kinged (imp. & p. p.) of King

Kinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of King

King (v. i.) To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.

Kingbird (n.) A small American bird (Tyrannus tyrannus, or T. Carolinensis), noted for its courage in attacking larger birds, even hawks and eagles, especially when they approach its nest in the breeding season. It is a typical tyrant flycatcher, taking various insects upon the wing. It is dark ash above, and blackish on the head and tail. The quills and wing coverts are whitish at the edges. It is white beneath, with a white terminal band on the tail. The feathers on the head of the adults show a bright orange basal spot when erected. Called also bee bird, and bee martin. Several Southern and Western species of Tyrannus are also called king birds.

Kingbird (n.) The king tody. See under King.

Kingbolt (n.) A vertical iron bolt, by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts.

King Charles spaniel () A variety of small pet dogs, having, drooping ears, a high, dome-shaped forehead, pug nose, large, prominent eyes, and long, wavy hair. The color is usually black and tan.

Kingcraft (n.) The craft of kings; the art of governing as a sovereign; royal policy.

Kingcup (n.) The common buttercup.

Kingdom (n.) The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.

Kingdom (n.) The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.

Kingdom (n.) An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom.

Kingdomed (a.) Having a kingdom or the dignity of a king; like a kingdom.

Kingfish (n.) An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially M. saxatilis, or M. nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb.

Kingfish (n.) The opah.

Kingfish (n.) The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See Cero.

Kingfish (n.) The queenfish.

Kingfisher (n.) Any one of numerous species of birds constituting the family Alcedinidae. Most of them feed upon fishes which they capture by diving and seizing then with the beak; others feed only upon reptiles, insects, etc. About one hundred and fifty species are known. They are found in nearly all parts of the world, but are particularly abundant in the East Indies.

Kinghood (n.) The state of being a king; the attributes of a king; kingship.

Kingless (a.) Having no king.

Kinglet (n.) A little king; a weak or insignificant king.

Kinglet (n.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus Regulus and family Sylviidae.

Kinglihood (n.) King-liness.

Kingliness (n.) The state or quality of being kingly.

Kingling (n.) Same as Kinglet, 1.

Kingly (superl.) Belonging to, suitable to, or becoming, a king; characteristic of, resembling, a king; directed or administered by a king; monarchical; royal; sovereign; regal; august; noble; grand.

Kingly (adv.) In a kingly or kinglike manner.

King-post (n.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also crown-post.

King's Bench () Formerly, the highest court of common law in England; -- so called because the king used to sit there in person. It consisted of a chief justice and four puisne, or junior, justices. During the reign of a queen it was called the Queen's Bench. Its jurisdiction was transferred by the judicature acts of 1873 and 1875 to the high court of justice created by that legislation.

Kingship (n.) The state, office, or dignity of a king; royalty.

Kingston (n.) Alt. of Kingstone

Kingstone (n.) The black angel fish. See Angel fish, under Angel.

Kingston metal () An alloy of tin, copper, and mercury, sometimes used for the bearings and packings of machinery.

Kingston valve () A conical valve, opening outward, to close the mouth of a pipe which passes through the side of a vessel below the water line.

Kingtruss () A truss, framed with a king-post; -- used in roofs, bridges, etc.

Kinic (a.) See Quinic.

Kink (n.) A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord.

Kink (n.) An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.

Kinked (imp. & p. p.) of Kink

Kinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kink

Kink (v. i.) To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.

Kink (n.) A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.

Kinkajou (n.) A nocturnal carnivorous mammal (Cercoleptes caudivolvulus) of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only representative of a distinct family (Cercoleptidae) allied to the raccoons. Called also potto, and honey bear.

Kinkhaust (n.) Whooping cough.

Kinkle (n.) Same as 3d Kink.

Kinky (a.) Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl; as, kinky hair.

Kinky (a.) Queer; eccentric; crotchety.

Kinnikinic (n.) Prepared leaves or bark of certain plants; -- used by the Indians of the Northwest for smoking, either mixed with tobacco or as a substitute for it. Also, a plant so used, as the osier cornel (Cornus stolonijra), and the bearberry (Arctostaphylus Uva-ursi).

Kino (n.) The dark red dried juice of certain plants, used variously in tanning, in dyeing, and as an astringent in medicine.

Kinology (n.) That branch of physics which treats of the laws of motion, or of moving bodies.

Kinone (n.) See Quinone.

Kinoyl (n.) See Quinoyl.

Kinrede (n.) Kindred.

Kinsfolk (n.) Relatives; kindred; kin; persons of the same family or closely or closely related families.

Kinship (n.) Family relationship.

Kinsmen (pl. ) of Kinsman

Kinsman (n.) A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.

Kinsmanship (n.) Kinship.

Kinswomen (pl. ) of Kinswoman

Kinswoman (n.) A female relative.

Kintlidge (n.) See Kentledge.

Kiosk (n.) A Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by pillars.

Kioways (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians distantly related to the Shoshones. They formerly inhabited the region about the head waters of the North Platte.

Kip (n.) The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.

Kipe (n.) An osier basket used for catching fish.

Kipper (n.) A salmon after spawning.

Kipper (n.) A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh.

Kippered (imp. & p. p.) of Kipper

Kippering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kipper

Kipper (v. t.) To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking.

Kipper (a.) Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.

Kippernut (n.) A name given to earthnuts of several kinds.

Kipskin (n.) Leather prepared from the skin of young or small cattle, intermediate in grade between calfskin and cowhide.

Kirk (n.) A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.

Kirked (a.) Turned upward; bent.

Kirkmen (pl. ) of Kirkman

Kirkman (n.) A clergyman or officer in a kirk.

Kirkman (n.) A member of the Church of Scotland, as distinguished from a member of another communion.

Kirkyard (n.) A churchyard.

Kirmess (n.) In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.

Kirschwasser (n.) An alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry.

Kirsome (a.) Christian; christened.

Kirtle (n.) A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn doth by men and women.

Kirtled (a.) Wearing a kirtle.

Kirumbo (n.) A bird of Madagascar (Leptosomus discolor), the only living type of a family allied to the rollers. It has a pair of loral plumes. The male is glossy green above, with metallic reflections; the female is spotted with brown and black.

Kish (n.) A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.

Kismet (n.) Destiny; fate.

Kissed (imp. & p. p.) of Kiss

Kissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kiss

Kiss (v. t.) To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.

Kiss (v. t.) To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.

Kiss (v. i.) To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.

Kiss (v. i.) To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.

Kiss (v.) A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation.

Kiss (v.) A small piece of confectionery.

Kisser (n.) One who kisses.

Kissingcrust (n.) The portion of the upper crust of a loaf which has touched another loaf in baking.

Kist (n.) A chest; hence, a coffin.

Kist (n.) A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.

Kistvaen (n.) A Celtic monument, commonly known as a dolmen.

Kitte (imp.) of Kit

Kit (v. t.) To cut.

Kit (n.) A kitten.

Kit (n.) A small violin.

Kit (m.) A large bottle.

Kit (m.) A wooden tub or pail, smaller at the top than at the bottom; as, a kit of butter, or of mackerel.

Kit (m.) straw or rush basket for fish; also, any kind of basket.

Kit (m.) A box for working implements; hence, a working outfit, as of a workman, a soldier, and the like.

Kit (m.) A group of separate parts, things, or individuals; -- used with whole, and generally contemptuously; as, the whole kit of them.

Kitcat (a.) Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.

Kitcat (a.) Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-right or twenty-nine inches by thirty-six; -- so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted of the members of the Kitcat Club.

Kitcat (n.) A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like two cones united at their bases; tipcat.

Kitchen (n.) A cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery.

Kitchen (n.) A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen.

Kitchen (v. t.) To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.

Kitchener (n.) A kitchen servant; a cook.

Kitchenmaid (n.) A woman employed in the kitchen.

Kitchen middens () Relics of neolithic man found on the coast of Denmark, consisting of shell mounds, some of which are ten feet high, one thousand feet long, and two hundred feet wide. The name is applied also to similar mounds found on the American coast from Canada to Florida, made by the North American Indians.

Kitchen-ry (n.) The body of servants employed in the kitchen.

Kite (n.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.

Kite (n.) Fig. : One who is rapacious.

Kite (n.) A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.

Kite (n.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.

Kite (n.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.

Kite (n.) Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill.

Kite (n.) The brill.

Kite (v. i.) To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.

Kite (n.) The belly.

Kiteflying (n.) A mode of raising money, or sustaining one's credit, by the use of paper which is merely nominal; -- called also kiting.

Kiteflier (n.) See Kite, n., 6.

Kith (n.) Acquaintance; kindred.

Kithara (n.) See Cithara.

Kithe (v. t.) See Kythe.

Kitish (a.) Like or relating to a kite.

Kitling (n.) A young kitten; a whelp.

Kitte (imp.) of Kit to cut.

Kittel (v. t.) See Kittle, v. t.

Kitten (n.) A young cat.

Kittened (imp. & p. p.) of Kitten

Kittening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kitten

Kitten (v. t. & i.) To bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens.

Kittenish (a.) Resembling a kitten; playful; as, a kittenish disposition.

Kittiwake (n.) A northern gull (Rissa tridactyla), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America. It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has but three toes.

Kittle (v. i.) To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter.

Kittle (v. t.) To tickle.

Kittle (a.) Ticklish; not easily managed; troublesome; difficult; variable.

Kittlish (a.) Ticklish; kittle.

Kittysol (n.) The Chinese paper parasol.

Kive (n.) A mash vat. See Keeve.

Kiver (v. t.) To cover.

Kiver (n.) A cover.

Kivikivies (pl. ) of Kiwikiwi

Kiwikiwies (pl. ) of Kiwikiwi

Kivikivi (n.) Alt. of Kiwikiwi

Kiwikiwi (n.) Any species of Apteryx, esp. A. australis; -- so called in imitation of its notes. Called also kiwi. See Apteryx.

Li (n.) A Chinese measure of distance, being a little more than one third of a mile.

Li (n.) A Chinese copper coin; a cash. See Cash.

Liabilities (pl. ) of Liability

Liability (n.) The state of being liable; as, the liability of an insurer; liability to accidents; liability to the law.

Liability (n.) That which one is under obligation to pay, or for which one is liable.

Liability (n.) the sum of one's pecuniary obligations; -- opposed to assets.

Liable (v. t.) Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.

Liable (v. t.) Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; -- with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident.

Liableness (n.) Quality of being liable; liability.

Liage (n.) Union by league; alliance.

Liaison (n.) A union, or bond of union; an intimacy; especially, an illicit intimacy between a man and a woman.

Liane (n.) Alt. of Liana

Liana (n.) A luxuriant woody plant, climbing high trees and having ropelike stems. The grapevine often has the habit of a liane. Lianes are abundant in the forests of the Amazon region.

Liar (n.) A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies.

Liard (a.) Gray.

Liard (n.) A French copper coin of one fourth the value of a sou.

Lias (n.) The lowest of the three divisions of the Jurassic period; a name given in England and Europe to a series of marine limestones underlying the Oolite. See the Chart of Geology.

Liassic (a.) Of the age of the Lias; pertaining to the Lias formation.

Liassic (n.) Same as Lias.

Lib (v. t.) To castrate.

Libament (n.) Libation.

Libant (a.) Sipping; touching lightly.

Libation (n.) The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.

Libatory (a.) Pertaining to libation.

Libbard (n.) A leopard.

Libbard's bane () Leopard's bane.

Libel (n.) A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.

Libel (n.) Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.

Libel (n.) A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law.

Libel (n.) The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication.

Libel (n.) A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks.

Libeled (imp. & p. p.) of Libel

Libelled () of Libel

Libeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Libel

Libelling () of Libel

Libel (v. t.) To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.

Libel (v. t.) To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.

Libel (v. i.) To spread defamation, written or printed; -- with against.

Libelant (n.) One who libels; one who institutes a suit in an ecclesiastical or admiralty court.

Libeler (n.) One who libels.

Libelist (n.) A libeler.

Li bella (n.) A small balance.

Li bella (n.) A level, or leveling instrument.

Libellulid (n.) A dragon fly.

Libelluloid (a.) Like or pertaining to the dragon flies.

Libelous (a.) Containing or involving a libel; defamatory; containing that which exposes some person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule; as, a libelous pamphlet.

Liber (n.) The inner bark of plants, lying next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is, therefore, the part from which the fiber of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.

Liberal (a.) Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.

Liberal (a.) Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.

Liberal (a.) Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.

Liberal (a.) Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.

Liberal (a.) Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.

Liberal (a.) Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.

Liberal (a.) Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.

Liberal (n.) One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig.

Liberalism (n.) Liberal principles; the principles and methods of the liberals in politics or religion; specifically, the principles of the Liberal party.

Liberalist (n.) A liberal.

Liberalistic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, liberalism; as, liberalistic opinions.

Liberalities (pl. ) of Liberality

Liberality (n.) The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.

Liberality (n.) A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.

Liberalization (n.) The act of liberalizing.

Liberalized (imp. & p. p.) of Liberalize

Liberalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liberalize

Liberalize (v. t.) To make liberal; to free from narrow views or prejudices.

Liberalizer (n.) One who, or that which, liberalizes.

Liberally (adv.) In a liberal manner.

Liberated (imp. & p. p.) of Liberate

Liberating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liberate

Liberate (a.) To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.

Liberation (n.) The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.

Liberator (n.) One who, or that which, liberates; a deliverer.

Liberatory (a.) Tending, or serving, to liberate.

Libertarian (a.) Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.

Libertarian (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of free will.

Libertarianism (n.) Libertarian principles or doctrines.

Liberticide (n.) The destruction of civil liberty.

Liberticide (n.) A destroyer of civil liberty.

Libertinage (n.) Libertinism; license.

Libertine (n.) A manumitted slave; a freedman; also, the son of a freedman.

Libertine (n.) One of a sect of Anabaptists, in the fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth century, who rejected many of the customs and decencies of life, and advocated a community of goods and of women.

Libertine (n.) One free from restraint; one who acts according to his impulses and desires; now, specifically, one who gives rein to lust; a rake; a debauchee.

Libertine (n.) A defamatory name for a freethinker.

Libertine (n.) Free from restraint; uncontrolled.

Libertine (n.) Dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose in morals; as, libertine principles or manners.

Libertinism (n.) The state of a libertine or freedman.

Libertinism (n.) Licentious conduct; debauchery; lewdness.

Libertinism (n.) Licentiousness of principle or opinion.

Liberties (pl. ) of Liberty

Liberty (n.) The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection.

Liberty (n.) Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.

Liberty (n.) A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like.

Liberty (n.) Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.

Liberty (n.) The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised.

Liberty (n.) A certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison.

Liberty (n.) A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.

Liberty (n.) The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.

Liberty (n.) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.

Liberty (n.) Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.

Libethenite (n.) A mineral of an olive-green color, commonly in orthorhombic crystals. It is a hydrous phosphate of copper.

Libidinist (n.) One given to lewdness.

Libidinosity (n.) The state or quality of being libidinous; libidinousness.

Libidinous (a.) Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.

Libken (n.) Alt. of Libkin

Libkin (n.) A house or lodging.

Librae (pl. ) of Libra

Libra (n.) The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus / in almanacs, etc.

Libra (n.) A southern constellation between Virgo and Scorpio.

Libral (a.) Of a pound weight.

Librarian (n.) One who has the care or charge of a library.

Librarian (n.) One who copies manuscript books.

Librarianship (n.) The office of a librarian.

Libraries (pl. ) of Library

Library (n.) A considerable collection of books kept for use, and not as merchandise; as, a private library; a public library.

Library (n.) A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a collection of books.

Librated (imp. & p. p.) of Librate

Librating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Librate

Librate (v. i.) To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised.

Librate (v. t.) To poise; to balance.

Libration (n.) The act or state of librating.

Libration (n.) A real or apparent libratory motion, like that of a balance before coming to rest.

Libration point (n.) any one of five points in the plane of a system of two large astronomical bodies orbiting each other, as the Earth-moon system, where the gravitational pull of the two bodies on an object are approximately equal, and in opposite directions. A solid object moving in the same velocity and direction as such a libration point will remain in gravitational equilibrium with the two bodies of the system and not fall toward either body.

Libratory (a.) Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.

Librettist (n.) One who makes a libretto.

Librettos (pl. ) of Libretto

Libretti (pl. ) of Libretto

Libretto (n.) A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music.

Libretto (n.) The words themselves.

Libriform (a.) Having the form of liber, or resembling liber.

Libyan (a.) Of or pertaining to Libya, the ancient name of that part of Africa between Egypt and the Atlantic Ocean, or of Africa as a whole.

Lice (n.) pl. of Louse.

Licensable (a.) That can be licensed.

License (n.) Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors.

License (n.) The document granting such permission.

License (n.) Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety.

License (n.) That deviation from strict fact, form, or rule, in which an artist or writer indulges, assuming that it will be permitted for the sake of the advantage or effect gained; as, poetic license; grammatical license, etc.

Licensed (imp. & p. p.) of License

Licensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of License

License (v. t.) To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach.

Licensed (a.) Having a license; permitted or authorized by license; as, a licensed victualer; a licensed traffic.

Licensee (n.) The person to whom a license is given.

Licenser (n.) One who gives a license; as, a licenser of the press.

Licensure (n.) A licensing.

Licentiate (n.) One who has a license to exercise a profession; as, a licentiate in medicine or theology.

Licentiate (n.) A friar authorized to receive confessions and grant absolution in all places, independently of the local clergy.

Licentiate (n.) One who acts without restraint, or takes a liberty, as if having a license therefor.

Licentiate (n.) On the continent of Europe, a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor.

Licentiate (v. t.) To give a license to.

Licentious (a.) Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious press.

Licentious (a.) Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a licentious life.

Lich (a.) Like.

Lich (a.) A dead body; a corpse.

Lichen (n.) One of a class of cellular, flowerless plants, (technically called Lichenes), having no distinction of leaf and stem, usually of scaly, expanded, frond-like forms, but sometimes erect or pendulous and variously branched. They derive their nourishment from the air, and generate by means of spores. The species are very widely distributed, and form irregular spots or patches, usually of a greenish or yellowish color, upon rocks, trees, and various bodies, to which they adhere with great tenacity. They are often improperly called rock moss or tree moss.

Lichen (n.) A name given to several varieties of skin disease, esp. to one characterized by the eruption of small, conical or flat, reddish pimples, which, if unchecked, tend to spread and produce great and even fatal exhaustion.

Lichened (a.) Belonging to, or covered with, lichens.

Lichenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens.

Licheniform (a.) Having the form of a lichen.

Lichenin (n.) A substance isomeric with starch, extracted from several species of moss and lichen, esp. from Iceland moss.

Lichenographic (a.) Alt. of Lichenographical

Lichenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to lichenography.

Lichenographist (n.) One who describes lichens; one versed in lichenography.

Lichenography (n.) A description of lichens; the science which illustrates the natural history of lichens.

Lichenologist (n.) One versed in lichenology.

Lichenology (n.) The science which treats of lichens.

Lichenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, lichens; abounding in lichens; covered with lichens.

Lichi (n.) See Litchi.

Lichwale (n.) The gromwell.

Lichwort (n.) An herb, the wall pellitory. See Pellitory.

Licit (a.) Lawful.

Licitation (n.) The act of offering for sale to the highest bidder.

Licked (imp. & p. p.) of Lick

Licking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lick

Lick (v. t.) To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.

Lick (v. t.) To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.

Lick (v.) A stroke of the tongue in licking.

Lick (v.) A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied.

Lick (v.) A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; -- often, but not always, near salt springs.

Lick (v. t.) To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.

Lick (n.) A slap; a quick stroke.

Licker (n.) One who, or that which, licks.

Lickerish (a.) Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.

Lickerish (a.) Tempting the appetite; dainty.

Lickerish (a.) Lecherous; lustful.

Lickerous (a.) Lickerish; eager; lustful.

Licking (n.) A lapping with the tongue.

Licking (n.) A flogging or castigation.

Lickpenny (n.) A devourer or absorber of money.

Lick-spigot (n.) A tapster.

Lick-spittle (n.) An abject flatterer or parasite.

Licorice (n.) A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (G. glabra), the root of which abounds with a sweet juice, and is much used in demulcent compositions.

Licorice (n.) The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a confection and for medicinal purposes.

Licorous (a.) See Lickerish.

Licour (n.) Liquor.

Lictor (n.) An officer who bore an ax and fasces or rods, as ensigns of his office. His duty was to attend the chief magistrates when they appeared in public, to clear the way, and cause due respect to be paid to them, also to apprehend and punish criminals.

Lid (n.) That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc.; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk.

Lid (n.) The cover of the eye; an eyelid.

Lid (n.) The cover of the spore cases of mosses.

Lid (n.) A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti.

Lid (n.) The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts.

Lidded (a.) Covered with a lid.

Lidge (n.) Same as Ledge.

Lidless (a.) Having no lid, or not covered with the lids, as the eyes; hence, sleepless; watchful.

Lie (n.) See Lye.

Lie (n.) A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with the intention to deceive.

Lie (n.) A fiction; a fable; an untruth.

Lie (n.) Anything which misleads or disappoints.

Lied (imp. & p. p.) of Lie

Lying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lie

Lie (v. i.) To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do that which is intended to deceive another, when he a right to know the truth, or when morality requires a just representation.

Lay (imp.) of Lie

Lain (p. p.) of Lie

Lien () of Lie

Lying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lie

Lie (adj.) To rest extended on the ground, a bed, or any support; to be, or to put one's self, in an horizontal position, or nearly so; to be prostate; to be stretched out; -- often with down, when predicated of living creatures; as, the book lies on the table; the snow lies on the roof; he lies in his coffin.

Lie (adj.) To be situated; to occupy a certain place; as, Ireland lies west of England; the meadows lie along the river; the ship lay in port.

Lie (adj.) To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition; as, to lie waste; to lie fallow; to lie open; to lie hid; to lie grieving; to lie under one's displeasure; to lie at the mercy of the waves; the paper does not lie smooth on the wall.

Lie (adj.) To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; -- with in.

Lie (adj.) To lodge; to sleep.

Lie (adj.) To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.

Lie (adj.) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.

Lie (n.) The position or way in which anything lies; the lay, as of land or country.

Lieberkuhn (n.) A concave metallic mirror attached to the object-glass end of a microscope, to throw down light on opaque objects; a reflector.

Lieberkuhn's glands () The simple tubular glands of the small intestines; -- called also crypts of Lieberkuhn.

Lieder (pl. ) of Lied

Lied (n.) A lay; a German song. It differs from the French chanson, and the Italian canzone, all three being national.

Liedertafel (n.) A popular name for any society or club which meets for the practice of male part songs.

Lief (n.) Same as Lif.

Lief (n.) Dear; beloved.

Lief (n.) Pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable.

Lief (adv.) Willing; disposed.

Lief (n.) A dear one; a sweetheart.

Lief (adv.) Gladly; willingly; freely; -- now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief; as, I had, or would, as lief go as not.

Liefsome (a.) Pleasing; delightful.

Liegance (n.) Same as Ligeance.

Liege (a.) Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.

Liege (a.) Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject.

Liege (a.) Full; perfect; complete; pure.

Liege (n.) A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign.

Liege (n.) The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.

Liegemen (pl. ) of Liegeman

Liegeman (n.) Same as Liege, n., 2.

Lieger (n.) A resident ambassador.

Liegiancy (n.) See Ligeance.

Lien (obs. p. p.) of Lie. See Lain.

Lien (n.) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied.

Lienal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; splenic.

Lienculi (pl. ) of Lienculus

Lienculus (n.) One of the small nodules sometimes found in the neighborhood of the spleen; an accessory or supplementary spleen.

Lieno-intestinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spleen and intestine; as, the lieno-intestinal vein of the frog.

Lienteric (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, a lientery.

Lienteric (n.) A lientery.

Lientery (n.) A diarrhea, in which the food is discharged imperfectly digested, or with but little change.

Lier (n.) One who lies down; one who rests or remains, as in concealment.

Lierne rib () In Gothic vaulting, any rib which does not spring from the impost and is not a ridge rib, but passes from one boss or intersection of the principal ribs to another.

Lieu (n.) Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of, that is, instead of.

Lieutenancy (n.) The office, rank, or commission, of a lieutenant.

Lieutenancy (n.) The body of lieutenants or subordinates.

Lieutenant (n.) An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.

Lieutenant (n.) A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.

Lieutenant (n.) A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.

Lieutenant (n.) A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.

Lieutenant general () An army officer in rank next below a general and next above a major general.

Lieutenantry (n.) See Lieutenancy.

Lieutenantship (n.) Same as Lieutenancy, 1.

Lieve (a.) Same as Lief.

Lif (n.) The fiber by which the petioles of the date palm are bound together, from which various kinds of cordage are made.

Lives (pl. ) of Life

Life (n.) The state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; -- used of all animal and vegetable organisms.

Life (n.) Of human beings: The union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life.

Life (n.) The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.

Life (n.) Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government.

Life (n.) A certain way or manner of living with respect to conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, occupation, etc.; hence, human affairs; also, lives, considered collectively, as a distinct class or type; as, low life; a good or evil life; the life of Indians, or of miners.

Life (n.) Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.

Life (n.) That which imparts or excites spirit or vigor; that upon which enjoyment or success depends; as, he was the life of the company, or of the enterprise.

Life (n.) The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from the life.

Life (n.) A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.

Life (n.) The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.

Life (n.) An essential constituent of life, esp. the blood.

Life (n.) A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.

Life (n.) Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.

Life (n.) Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.

Lifeblood (n.) The blood necessary to life; vital blood.

Lifeblood (n.) Fig.: That which gives strength and energy.

Lifeboat (n.) A strong, buoyant boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people.

Lifeful (a.) Full of vitality.

Life-giving (a.) Giving life or spirit; having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.

Lifehold (n.) Land held by a life estate.

Lifeless (a.) Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine; a lifeless story.

Lifelike (a.) Like a living being; resembling life; giving an accurate representation; as, a lifelike portrait.

Lifelong (a.) Lasting or continuing through life.

Lifely (a.) In a lifelike manner.

Lifemate (n.) Companion for life.

Lifen (v. t.) To enliven.

Life-preserver (n.) An apparatus, made in very various forms, and of various materials, for saving one from drowning by buoying up the body while in the water.

Life-saving (a.) That saves life, or is suited to save life, esp. from drowning; as, the life-saving service; a life-saving station.

Life-size (a.) Of full size; of the natural size.

Lifesome (a.) Animated; sprightly.

Lifespring (n.) Spring or source of life.

Lifestring (n.) A nerve, or string, that is imagined to be essential to life.

Lifetime (n.) The time that life continues.

Life-weary (a.) Weary of living.

Liflode (n.) Livelihood.

Lift (n.) The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.

Lifted (imp. & p. p.) of Lift

Lifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lift

Lift (v. t.) To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.

Lift (v. t.) To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.

Lift (v. t.) To bear; to support.

Lift (v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise.

Lift (v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.

Lift (v. i.) To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.

Lift (v. i.) To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.

Lift (v. t.) To live by theft.

Lift (n.) Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.

Lift (n.) The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.

Lift (n.) Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.

Lift (n.) That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted

Lift (n.) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.

Lift (n.) A handle.

Lift (n.) An exercising machine.

Lift (n.) A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.

Lift (n.) A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.

Lift (n.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.

Lift (n.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.

Lift (n.) A layer of leather in the heel.

Lift (n.) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.

Liftable (a.) Such as can be lifted.

Lifter (n.) One who, or that which, lifts.

Lifter (n.) A tool for lifting loose sand from the mold; also, a contrivance attached to a cope, to hold the sand together when the cope is lifted.

Lifting (a.) Used in, or for, or by, lifting.

Lig (v. i.) To recline; to lie still.

Ligament (n.) Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond.

Ligament (n.) A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints.

Ligament (n.) A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach.

Ligamental (a.) Alt. of Ligamentous

Ligamentous (a.) Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane.

Ligan (n.) Goods sunk in the sea, with a buoy attached in order that they may be found again. See Jetsam and Flotsam.

Ligate (v. t.) To tie with a ligature; to bind around; to bandage.

Ligation (n.) The act of binding, or the state of being bound.

Ligation (n.) That which binds; bond; connection.

Ligator (n.) An instrument for ligating, or for placing and fastening a ligature.

Ligature (n.) The act of binding.

Ligature (n.) Anything that binds; a band or bandage.

Ligature (n.) A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.

Ligature (n.) A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc.

Ligature (n.) The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint.

Ligature (n.) Impotence caused by magic or charms.

Ligature (n.) A curve or line connecting notes; a slur.

Ligature (n.) A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as ae, /, /.

Ligature (v. t.) To ligate; to tie.

Lige (v. t. & i.) To lie; to tell lies.

Ligeance (n.) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful service; allegiance.

Ligement (n.) See Ledgment.

Ligge (v. i.) To lie or recline.

Ligger (n.) A baited line attached to a float, for night fishing. See Leger, a.

Ligger (a.) See Ledger, 2.

Light (n.) That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.

Light (n.) That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.

Light (n.) The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.

Light (n.) The brightness of the eye or eyes.

Light (n.) The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions.

Light (n.) Life; existence.

Light (n.) Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.

Light (n.) The power of perception by vision.

Light (n.) That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.

Light (n.) Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.

Light (n.) The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; -- opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.

Light (n.) Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light.

Light (n.) One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.

Light (n.) A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light.

Light (superl) Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.

Light (superl) White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion.

Lighted (imp. & p. p.) of Light

Lit () of Light

Lighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Light

Light (n.) To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up.

Light (n.) To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.

Light (n.) To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.

Light (v. i.) To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.

Light (v. i.) To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well.

Light (superl.) Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy.

Light (superl.) Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.

Light (superl.) Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.

Light (superl.) Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.

Light (superl.) Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.

Light (superl.) Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.

Light (superl.) Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.

Light (superl.) Slight; not important; as, a light error.

Light (superl.) Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.

Light (superl.) Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.

Light (superl.) Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.

Light (superl.) Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.

Light (superl.) Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.

Light (superl.) Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial.

Light (superl.) Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.

Light (superl.) Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.

Light (superl.) Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.

Light (superl.) Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.

Light (superl.) Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.

Light (adv.) Lightly; cheaply.

Light (v. t.) To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.

Lighted (imp. & p. p.) of Light

Lit () of Light

Lighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Light

Light (v. i.) To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.

Light (v. i.) To feel light; to be made happy.

Light (v. i.) To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.

Light (v. i.) To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.

Light (v. i.) To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.

Lightable (a.) Such as can be lighted.

Light-armed (a.) Armed with light weapons or accouterments.

Light-boat (n.) Light-ship.

Lighte () imp. of Light, to alight.

Lighten (v. i.) To descend; to light.

Lightened (imp. & p. p.) of Lighten

Lightening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lighten

Lighten (v. i.) To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.

Lighten (v. i.) To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.

Lighten (v. t.) To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.

Lighten (v. t.) To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.

Lighten (v. t.) To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.

Lighten (v. t.) To free from trouble and fill with joy.

Lighten (v. t.) To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.

Lighten (v. t.) To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.

Lighten (v. t.) To cheer; to exhilarate.

Lighter (n.) One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.

Lighter (n.) A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery.

Lighter (v. t.) To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.

Lighterage (n.) The price paid for conveyance of goods on a lighter.

Lighterage (n.) The act of unloading into a lighter, or of conveying by a lighter.

Lightermen (pl. ) of Lighterman

Lighterman (n.) A person employed on, or who manages, a lighter.

Light-fingered (a.) Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; pilfering; addicted to petty thefts.

Light-foot (a.) Alt. of Light-footed

Light-footed (a.) Having a light, springy step; nimble in running or dancing; active; as, light-foot Iris.

Lightful (a.) Full of light; bright.

Light-handed (a.) Not having a full complement of men; as, a vessel light-handed.

Light-headed (a.) Disordered in the head; dizzy; delirious.

Light-headed (a.) Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose.

Light-hearted (a.) Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry.

Light-heeled (a.) Lively in walking or running; brisk; light-footed.

-men (pl. ) of Light-horseman

Light-horseman (n.) A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th Light.

Light-horseman (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.

Lighthouses (pl. ) of Lighthouse

Lighthouse (n.) A tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos.

Lighting (n.) A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

Light-legged (a.) Nimble; swift of foot.

Lightless (a.) Destitute of light; dark.

Lightly (adv.) With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.

Lightly (adv.) Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.

Lightly (adv.) Without deep impression.

Lightly (adv.) In a small degree; slightly; not severely.

Lightly (adv.) With little effort or difficulty; easily; readily.

Lightly (adv.) Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.

Lightly (adv.) Commonly; usually.

Lightly (adv.) Without dejection; cheerfully.

Lightly (adv.) Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.

Lightly (adv.) Not chastely; wantonly.

-men (pl. ) of Lightman

Lightman (n.) A man who carries or takes care of a light.

Light-minded (a.) Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.

Lightness (n.) The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.

Lightness (n.) Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness of a room.

Lightness (n.) Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.

Lightning (n.) A discharge of atmospheric electricity, accompanied by a vivid flash of light, commonly from one cloud to another, sometimes from a cloud to the earth. The sound produced by the electricity in passing rapidly through the atmosphere constitutes thunder.

Lightning (n.) The act of making bright, or the state of being made bright; enlightenment; brightening, as of the mental powers.

Lightning (vb. n.) Lightening.

Light-o'-love (n.) An old tune of a dance, the name of which made it a proverbial expression of levity, especially in love matters.

Light-o'-love (n.) Hence: A light or wanton woman.

Lightroom (n.) A small room from which the magazine of a naval vessel is lighted, being separated from the magazine by heavy glass windows.

Lights (n. pl.) The lungs of an animal or bird; -- sometimes coarsely applied to the lungs of a human being.

Light-ship (n.) A vessel carrying at the masthead a brilliant light, and moored off a shoal or place of dangerous navigation as a guide for mariners.

Lightsome (a.) Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.

Lightsome (a.) Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.

Light-winged (a.) Having light and active wings; volatile; fleeting.

Lightwood (n.) Pine wood abounding in pitch, used for torches in the Southern United States; pine knots, dry sticks, and the like, for kindling a fire quickly or making a blaze.

Lighty (a.) Illuminated.

Lign-aloes (n.) Aloes wood, or agallochum. See Agallochum.

Lign-aloes (n.) A fragrant tree mentioned in the Bible.

Ligneous (a.) Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody.

Ligniferous (a.) Yielding or producing wood.

Lignification (n.) A change in the character of a cell wall, by which it becomes harder. It is supposed to be due to an incrustation of lignin.

Ligniform (a.) Like wood.

Lignified (imp. & p. p.) of Lignify

Lignifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lignify

Lignify (v. t.) To convert into wood or into a ligneous substance.

Lignify (v. i.) To become wood.

Lignin (n.) A substance characterizing wood cells and differing from cellulose in its conduct with certain chemical reagents.

Ligniperdous (a.) Wood-destroying; -- said of certain insects.

Lignireose (n.) See Lignin.

Lignite (n.) Mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odor. It is of more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of the proper coal series. Called also brown coal, wood coal.

Lignitic (a.) Containing lignite; resembling, or of the nature of, lignite; as, lignitic clay.

Lignitiferous (a.) Producing or containing lignite; lignitic.

Lignoceric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the formic acid series, found in the tar, wax, or paraffine obtained by distilling certain kinds of wood, as the beech.

Lignone (n.) See Lignin.

Lignose (a.) Alt. of Lignous

Lignous (a.) Ligneous.

Lignose (n.) See Lignin.

Lignose (n.) An explosive compound of wood fiber and nitroglycerin. See Nitroglycerin.

Lignum rhodium () The fragrant wood of several shrubs and trees, especially of species of Rhodorhiza from the Canary Islands, and of the West Indian Amyris balsamifera.

Lignum-vitae (n.) A tree (Guaiacum officinale) found in the warm latitudes of America, from which the guaiacum of medicine is procured. Its wood is very hard and heavy, and is used for various mechanical purposes, as for the wheels of ships' blocks, cogs, bearings, and the like. See Guaiacum.

Ligroin (n.) A trade name applied somewhat indefinitely to some of the volatile products obtained in refining crude petroleum. It is a complex and variable mixture of several hydrocarbons, generally boils below 170! Fahr., and is more inflammable than safe kerosene. It is used as a solvent, as a carburetant for air gas, and for illumination in special lamps.

Ligsam (n.) Same as Ligan.

Ligulae (pl. ) of Ligula

Ligulas (pl. ) of Ligula

Ligula (n.) See Ligule.

Ligula (n.) The central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees.

Ligula (n.) A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium.

Ligulate (a.) Alt. of Ligulated

Ligulated (a.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped.

Ligulated (a.) Composed of ligules.

Ligule (n.) The thin and scarious projection from the upper end of the sheath of a leaf of grass.

Ligule (n.) A strap-shaped corolla of flowers of Compositae.

Ligule (n.) A band of white matter in the wall of fourth ventricle of the brain.

Liguliflorous (a.) Bearing only ligulate flowers; -- said of a large suborder of composite plants, such as the dandelion, lettuce, hawkweed, etc.

Ligure (n.) A kind of precious stone.

Ligustrin (n.) A bitter principle found in the bark of the privet (Ligustrum vulgare), and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a warm, bitter taste; -- called also ligustron.

Likable (a.) Such as can be liked; such as to attract liking; as, a likable person.

Like (superl.) Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.

Like (superl.) Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.

Like (superl.) Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.

Like (superl.) Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.

Like (n.) That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.

Like (n.) A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.

Like (a.) In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.

Like (a.) In a like or similar manner.

Like (a.) Likely; probably.

Liked (imp. & p. p.) of Like

Liking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Like

Like (a.) To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.

Like (a.) To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.

Like (a.) To liken; to compare.

Like (v. i.) To be pleased; to choose.

Like (v. i.) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).

Like (v. i.) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.

Likeable (a.) See Likable.

Likehood (n.) Likelihood.

Likelihood (n.) Appearance; show; sign; expression.

Likelihood (n.) Likeness; resemblance.

Likelihood (n.) Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.

Likeliness (n.) Likelihood; probability.

Likeliness (n.) Suitableness; agreeableness.

Likely (a.) Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.

Likely (a.) Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.

Likely (a.) Similar; like; alike.

Likely (a.) Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.

Likely (a.) Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.

Likely (adv.) In all probability; probably.

Like-minded (a.) Having a like disposition or purpose; of the same mind.

Likened (imp. & p. p.) of Liken

Likening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liken

Liken (a.) To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage.

Liken (a.) To make or cause to be like.

Likeness (n.) The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable.

Likeness (n.) Appearance or form; guise.

Likeness (n.) That which closely resembles; a portrait.

Likeness (n.) A comparison; parable; proverb.

Likerous (n.) Alt. of Likerousness

Likerousness (n.) See Lickerish, Lickerishness.

Likewise (n.) In like manner; also; moreover; too. See Also.

Liking (p. a.) Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look.

Liking (n.) The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.

Liking (n.) The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for.

Liking (n.) Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.

Lilac (n.) A shrub of the genus Syringa. There are six species, natives of Europe and Asia. Syringa vulgaris, the common lilac, and S. Persica, the Persian lilac, are frequently cultivated for the fragrance and beauty of their purplish or white flowers. In the British colonies various other shrubs have this name.

Lilac (n.) A light purplish color like that of the flower of the purplish lilac.

Lilacin (n.) See Syringin.

Liliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples.

Liliaceous (a.) Like the blossom of a lily in general form.

Lilial (a.) Having a general resemblance to lilies or to liliaceous plants.

Lilied (a.) Covered with, or having many, lilies.

Lill (v. i.) To loll.

Lilliputian (n.) One belonging to a very diminutive race described in Swift's "Voyage to Lilliput."

Lilliputian (n.) A person or thing of very small size.

Lilliputian (a.) Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.

Lilliputian (a.) Of very small size; diminutive; dwarfed.

Lilly-pilly (n.) An Australian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia Smithii), having smooth ovate leaves, and panicles of small white flowers. The wood is hard and fine-grained.

Lilt (v. i.) To do anything with animation and quickness, as to skip, fly, or hop.

Lilt (v. i.) To sing cheerfully.

Lilt (v. t.) To utter with spirit, animation, or gayety; to sing with spirit and liveliness.

Lilt (n.) Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; sprightliness.

Lilt (n.) A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.

Lilies (pl. ) of Lily

Lily (n.) A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary.

Lily (n.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc.

Lily (n.) That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.

Lily-handed (a.) Having white, delicate hands.

Lily-livered (a.) White-livered; cowardly.

Lilywort (n.) Any plant of the Lily family or order.

Lim (n.) A limb.

Lima (n.) The capital city of Peru, in South America.

Limaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or like, Limax, or the slugs.

Limacina (n.) A genus of small spiral pteropods, common in the Arctic and Antarctic seas. It contributes to the food of the right whales.

Lima/on (n.) A curve of the fourth degree, invented by Pascal. Its polar equation is r = a cos / + b.

Limaille (n.) Filings of metal.

Liman (n.) The deposit of slime at the mouth of a river; slime.

Limation (n.) The act of filing or polishing.

Limature (n.) The act of filing.

Limature (n.) That which is filed off; filings.

Limax (n.) A genus of airbreathing mollusks, including the common garden slugs. They have a small rudimentary shell. The breathing pore is on the right side of the neck. Several species are troublesome in gardens. See Slug.

Limb (n.) A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.

Limb (n.) An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.

Limb (n.) A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.

Limb (n.) An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.

Limb (v. t.) To supply with limbs.

Limb (v. t.) To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.

Limb (n.) A border or edge, in certain special uses.

Limb (n.) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade.

Limb (n.) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon.

Limb (n.) The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles.

Limbat (n.) A cooling periodical wind in the Isle of Cyprus, blowing from the northwest from eight o'clock, A. M., to the middle of the day or later.

Limbate (a.) Bordered, as when one color is surrounded by an edging of another.

Limbec (n.) An alembic; a still.

Limbec (v. t.) To distill.

Limbed (a.) Having limbs; -- much used in composition; as, large-limbed; short-limbed.

Limber (n.) The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.

Limber (n.) The detachable fore part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels, an axle, and a shaft to which the horses are attached. On top is an ammunition box upon which the cannoneers sit.

Limber (n.) Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.

Limbered (imp. & p. p.) of Limber

Limbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limber

Limber (v. t.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun.

Limber (a.) Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.

Limber (v. t.) To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.

Limberness (n.) The quality or state of being limber; flexibleness.

Limbless (a.) Destitute of limbs.

Limbmeal (adv.) Piecemeal.

Limbo (n.) Alt. of Limbus

Limbus (n.) An extramundane region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the judgment.

Limbus (n.) Hence: Any real or imaginary place of restraint or confinement; a prison; as, to put a man in limbo.

Limbus (n.) A border or margin; as, the limbus of the cornea.

Limbous (a.) With slightly overlapping borders; -- said of a suture.

Lime (n.) A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.

Lime (n.) The linden tree. See Linden.

Lime (n.) A fruit allied to the lemon, but much smaller; also, the tree which bears it. There are two kinds; Citrus Medica, var. acida which is intensely sour, and the sweet lime (C. Medica, var. Limetta) which is only slightly sour.

Lime (n.) Birdlime.

Lime (n.) Oxide of calcium; the white or gray, caustic substance, usually called quicklime, obtained by calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when treated with water, forming slacked lime, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.

Limed (imp. & p. p.) of Lime

Liming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lime

Lime (v. t.) To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.

Lime (v. t.) To entangle; to insnare.

Lime (v. t.) To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair; to lime sails in order to whiten them.

Lime (v. t.) To cement.

Limehound (n.) A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a leamer.

Limekiln (n.) A kiln or furnace in which limestone or shells are burned and reduced to lime.

Limenean (a.) Of or pertaining to Lima, or to the inhabitants of Lima, in Peru.

Limenean (n.) A native or inhabitant of Lima.

Limer (n.) A limehound; a limmer.

Limestone (n.) A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime. It sometimes contains also magnesium carbonate, and is then called magnesian or dolomitic limestone. Crystalline limestone is called marble.

Lime twig () See under 4th Lime.

Lime-twigged (a.) Beset with snares; insnared, as with birdlime.

Limewater (n.) Water impregnated with lime; esp., an artificial solution of lime for medicinal purposes.

Limicolae (n. pl.) A group of shore birds, embracing the plovers, sandpipers, snipe, curlew, etc. ; the Grallae.

Limicoline (a.) Shore-inhabiting; of or pertaining to the Limicolae.

Liminess (n.) The state or quality of being limy.

Limit (v. t.) That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.

Limit (v. t.) The space or thing defined by limits.

Limit (v. t.) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.

Limit (v. t.) A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.

Limit (v. t.) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.

Limit (v. t.) A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.

Limited (imp. & p. p.) of Limit

Limiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limit

Limit (v. t.) To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.

Limit (v. i.) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.

Limitable (a.) Capable of being limited.

Limitaneous (v. t.) Of or pertaining to a limit.

Limitarian (a.) Tending to limit.

Limitary (v. t.) Placed at the limit, as a guard.

Limitary (v. t.) Confined within limits; limited in extent, authority, power, etc.

Limitary (v. t.) Limiting, or tending to limit; restrictive.

-ries (pl. ) of Limitary

Limitary (n.) That which serves to limit; a boundary; border land.

Limitary (n.) A limiter. See Limiter, 2.

Limitate (v. t.) Bounded by a distinct line.

Limitation (v. t.) The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.

Limitation (v. t.) That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought.

Limitation (v. t.) A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district.

Limitation (v. t.) A limited time within or during which something is to be done.

Limitation (v. t.) A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit.

Limitation (v. t.) A settling of an estate or property by specific rules.

Limitation (v. t.) A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation.

Limited (a.) Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted; as, our views of nature are very limited.

Limitedly (adv.) With limitation.

Limitedness (n.) The quality of being limited.

Limiter (n.) One who, or that which, limits.

Limiter (n.) A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district.

Limitive (a.) Involving a limit; as, a limitive law, one designed to limit existing powers.

Limitless (a.) Having no limits; unbounded; boundless.

Limitour (n.) See Limiter, 2.

Limmer (a.) Limber.

Limmer (n.) A limehound; a leamer.

Limmer (n.) A mongrel, as a cross between the mastiff and hound.

Limmer (n.) A low, base fellow; also, a prostitute.

Limmer (n.) A man rope at the side of a ladder.

Limned (imp. & p. p.) of Limn

Limning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limn

Limn (v. t.) To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.

Limn (v. t.) To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.

Lim naea (n.) A genus of fresh-water air-breathing mollusks, abundant in ponds and streams; -- called also pond snail.

Limner (n.) A painter; an artist

Limner (n.) One who paints portraits.

Limner (n.) One who illuminates books.

Limniad (n.) See Limoniad.

Limning (n.) The act, process, or art of one who limns; the picture or decoration so produced.

Limoges (n.) A city of Southern France.

Limoniad (n.) A nymph of the meadows; -- called also Limniad.

Limonin (n.) A bitter, white, crystalline substance found in orange and lemon seeds.

Limonite (n.) Hydrous sesquioxide of iron, an important ore of iron, occurring in stalactitic, mammillary, or earthy forms, of a dark brown color, and yellowish brown powder. It includes bog iron. Also called brown hematite.

Limosis (n.) A ravenous appetite caused by disease; excessive and morbid hunger.

Limous (a.) Muddy; slimy; thick.

Limped (imp. & p. p.) of Limp

Limping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limp

Limp (v. i.) To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively.

Limp (n.) A halt; the act of limping.

Limp (n.) A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.

Limp (a.) Flaccid; flabby, as flesh.

Limp (a.) Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.

Limper (n.) One who limps.

Limpet (n.) In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.

Limpet (n.) Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.

Limpet (n.) Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.

Limpet (n.) A keyhole limpet. See Fissurella.

Limpid (a.) Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, a limpid stream.

Limpidity (n.) The quality or state of being limpid.

Limpidness (n.) Quality of being limpid; limpidity.

Limpin (n.) A limpet.

Limpingly (adv.) In a limping manner.

Limpitude (n.) Limpidity.

Limpkin (n.) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus, intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species (A. giganteus) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other (A. scolopaceus) is found in South America. Called also courlan, and crying bird.

Limpness (n.) The quality or state of being limp.

Limpsy (a.) Alt. of Limsy

Limsy (a.) Limp; flexible; flimsy.

Limu (n.) The Hawaiian name for seaweeds. Over sixty kinds are used as food, and have species names, as Limu Lipoa, Limu palawai, etc.

Limule (n.) A limulus.

Limuloidea (n. pl.) An order of Merostomata, including among living animals the genus Limulus, with various allied fossil genera, mostly of the Carboniferous period. Called also Xiphosura.

Limuli (pl. ) of Limulus

Limulus (n.) The only existing genus of Merostomata. It includes only a few species from the East Indies, and one (Limulus polyphemus) from the Atlantic coast of North America. Called also Molucca crab, king crab, horseshoe crab, and horsefoot.

Limy (a.) Smeared with, or consisting of, lime; viscous.

Limy (a.) Containing lime; as, a limy soil.

Limy (a.) Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime.

Lin (v. i.) To yield; to stop; to cease.

Lin (v. t.) To cease from.

Lin (n.) A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a fall of water.

Lin (n.) A waterfall, or cataract; as, a roaring lin.

Lin (n.) A steep ravine.

Linage (n.) See Lineage.

Linament (n.) Lint; esp., lint made into a tent for insertion into wounds or ulcers.

Linarite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of lead and copper occurring in bright blue monoclinic crystals.

Linch (n.) A ledge; a right-angled projection.

Linchi (n.) An esculent swallow.

Linchpin (n.) A pin used to prevent the wheel of a vehicle from sliding off the axletree.

Lincoln green () A color of cloth formerly made in Lincoln, England; the cloth itself.

Lincture (n.) Alt. of Linctus

Linctus (n.) Medicine taken by licking with the tongue.

Lind (n.) The linden. See Linden.

Linden (n.) A handsome tree (Tilia Europaea), having cymes of light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree is common in Europe.

Linden (n.) In America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana.

Lindia (n.) A peculiar genus of rotifers, remarkable for the absence of ciliated disks. By some zoologists it is thought to be like the ancestral form of the Arthropoda.

Lindiform (a.) Resembling the genus Lindia; -- said of certain apodous insect larvae.

Line (n.) Flax; linen.

Line (n.) The longer and finer fiber of flax.

Lined (imp. & p. p.) of Line

Lining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Line

Line (v. t.) To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.

Line (v. t.) To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.

Line (v. t.) To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.

Line (v. t.) To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals.

Line (n.) A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.

Line (n.) A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.

Line (n.) The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.

Line (n.) Direction; as, the line of sight or vision.

Line (n.) A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.

Line (n.) A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.

Line (n.) A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.

Line (n.) Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.

Line (n.) That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.

Line (n.) The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.

Line (n.) A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.

Line (n.) Lineament; feature; figure.

Line (n.) A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.

Line (n.) A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings.

Line (n.) A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.

Line (n.) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.

Line (n.) The equator; -- usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line.

Line (n.) A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.

Line (n.) A measuring line or cord.

Line (n.) That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.

Line (n.) Instruction; doctrine.

Line (n.) The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line.

Line (n.) The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.

Line (n.) A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; -- opposed to column.

Line (n.) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc.

Line (n.) A trench or rampart.

Line (n.) Dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy.

Line (n.) Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.

Line (n.) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.

Line (n.) A number of shares taken by a jobber.

Line (n.) A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, etc.

Line (n.) The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.

Line (n.) The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.

Line (n.) A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.

Line (v. t.) To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.

Line (v. t.) To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.

Line (v. t.) To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.

Line (v. t.) To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.

Lineage (n.) Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

Lineal (a.) Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; -- opposed to collateral; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant.

Lineal (a.) Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).

Lineal (a.) Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs.

Lineal (a.) In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude.

Lineality (n.) The quality of being lineal.

Lineally (adv.) In a lineal manner; as, the prince is lineally descended from the Conqueror.

Lineament (n.) One of the outlines, exterior features, or distinctive marks, of a body or figure, particularly of the face; feature; form; mark; -- usually in the plural.

Linear (a.) Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal.

Linear (a.) Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf.

Linearensate (a.) Having the form of a sword, but very long and narrow.

Linearly (adv.) In a linear manner; with lines.

Linear-shaped (a.) Of a linear shape.

Lineary (a.) Linear.

Lineate (a.) Alt. of Lineated

Lineated (a.) Marked with lines.

Lineated (a.) Marked longitudinally with depressed parallel lines; as, a lineate leaf.

Lineation (n.) Delineation; a line or lines.

Lineature (n.) Anything having outline.

Linemen (pl. ) of Lineman

Lineman (n.) One who carries the line in surveying, etc.

Lineman (n.) A man employed to examine the rails of a railroad to see if they are in good condition; also, a man employed to repair telegraph lines.

Linen (n.) Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.

Linen (n.) Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.

Linen (n.) Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; -- used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.

Linen (n.) Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen.

Linener (n.) A dealer in linen; a linen draper.

Lineolate (a.) Marked with little lines.

Lineolate (a.) Marked longitudinally with fine lines.

Liner (n.) One who lines, as, a liner of shoes.

Liner (n.) A vessel belonging to a regular line of packets; also, a line-of-battle ship; a ship of the line.

Liner (n.) A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim.

Liner (n.) A lining within the cylinder, in which the piston works and between which and the outer shell of the cylinder a space is left to form a steam jacket.

Liner (n.) A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are fastened for grinding.

Liner (n.) A ball which, when struck, flies through the air in a nearly straight line not far from the ground.

-ling () A noun suffix, commonly having a diminutive or a depreciatory force; as in duckling, gosling, hireling, fosterling, firstling, underling.

-ling () An adverbial suffix; as, darkling, flatling.

Ling (a.) A large, marine, gadoid fish (Molva vulgaris) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also drizzle.

Ling (a.) The burbot of Lake Ontario.

Ling (a.) An American hake of the genus Phycis.

Ling (a.) A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus. The name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.

Ling (n.) Heather (Calluna vulgaris).

Linga (n.) Alt. of Lingam

Lingam (n.) The phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshiped in his character of the creative and reproductive power.

Ling-bird (n.) The European meadow pipit; -- called also titling.

Lingel (n.) A shoemaker's thread.

Lingel (n.) A little tongue or thong of leather; a lacing for belts.

Lingence (n.) A linctus.

Lingered (imp. & p. p.) of Linger

Lingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Linger

Linger (a.) To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.

Linger (v. t.) To protract; to draw out.

Linger (v. t.) To spend or pass in a lingering manner; -- with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed.

Lingerer (n.) One who lingers.

Lingering (a.) Delaying.

Lingering (a.) Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease.

Lingeringly (adv.) With delay; slowly; tediously.

Linget (n.) An ingot.

Lingism (n.) A mode of treating certain diseases, as obesity, by gymnastics; -- proposed by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede. See Kinesiatrics.

Lingle (n.) See Lingel.

Lingo (n.) Language; speech; dialect.

Lingoa wood () Amboyna wood.

Lingot (n.) A linget or ingot; also, a mold for casting metals. See Linget.

Linguae (pl. ) of Lingua

Lingua (n.) A tongue.

Lingua (n.) A median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.

Linguacious (a.) Given to the use of the tongue; loquacious.

Linguadental (a.) Formed or uttered by the joint use of the tongue and teeth, or rather that part of the gum just above the front teeth; dentolingual, as the letters d and t.

Linguadental (n.) An articulation pronounced by the aid or use of the tongue and teeth.

Lingua Franca () The commercial language of the Levant, -- a mixture of the languages of the people of the region and of foreign traders.

Lingual (a.) Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.

Lingual (n.) A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; -- a term especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t, d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them.

Linguality (n.) The quality of being lingual.

Linguatulida (n. pl.) Same as Linguatulina.

Linguatulina (n. pl.) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also Pentastomida.

Linguidental (a. & n.) Linguadental.

Linguiform (a.) Having the form of the tongue; tongue-shaped.

Linguist (n.) A master of the use of language; a talker.

Linguist (n.) A person skilled in languages.

Linguistic (a.) Alt. of Linguistical

Linguistical (a.) Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.

Linguistically (adv.) In a linguistic manner; from the point of view of a linguist.

Linguistics (n.) The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.

-lae (pl. ) of Lingula

Lingula (n.) A tonguelike process or part.

Lingula (n.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula, and related genera. See Brachiopoda, and Illustration in Appendix.

Lingulate (a.) Shaped like the tongue or a strap; ligulate.

Linigerous (a.) Bearing flax; producing linen.

Liniment (n.) A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.

Lining (n.) The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining.

Lining (n.) That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.

Link (n.) A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.

Link (n.) A single ring or division of a chain.

Link (n.) Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.

Link (n.) Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.

Link (n.) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.

Link (n.) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.

Link (n.) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.

Link (n.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.

Link (n.) Sausages; -- because linked together.

Linked (imp. & p. p.) of Link

Linking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Link

Link (v. t.) To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.

Link (v. i.) To be connected.

Linkage (n.) The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links.

Linkage (n.) Manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.

Linkage (n.) A system of straight lines or bars, fastened together by joints, and having certain of their points fixed in a plane. It is used to describe straight lines and curves in the plane.

Linkboy (n.) Alt. of Linkman

Linkman (n.) A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.

Link motion () A valve gear, consisting of two eccentrics with their rods, giving motion to a slide valve by an adjustable connecting bar, called the link, in such a way that the motion of the engine can be reversed, or the cut-off varied, at will; -- used very generally in locomotives and marine engines.

Linkwork (n.) A fabric consisting of links made of metal or other material fastened together; also, a chain.

Linkwork (n.) Mechanism in which links, or intermediate connecting pieces, are employed to transmit motion from one part to another.

Linnaea borealis () The twin flower which grows in cold northern climates.

Linnaean (a.) Alt. of Linnean

Linnean (a.) Of or pertaining to Linnaeus, the celebrated Swedish botanist.

Linnaeite (n.) A mineral of pale steel-gray color and metallic luster, occurring in isometric crystals, and also massive. It is a sulphide of cobalt containing some nickel or copper.

Linne (n.) Flax. See Linen.

Linnet (n.) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common European species (L. cannabina), which, in full summer plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown, tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red linnet, rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll. The American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and Twite.

Linoleate (n.) A salt of linoleic acid.

Linoleic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, linoleum, or linseed oil; specifically (Chem.), designating an organic acid, a thin yellow oil, found combined as a salt of glycerin in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and certain nuts.

Linoleum (n.) Linseed oil brought to various degrees of hardness by some oxidizing process, as by exposure to heated air, or by treatment with chloride of sulphur. In this condition it is used for many of the purposes to which India rubber has been applied.

Linoleum (n.) A kind of floor cloth made by laying hardened linseed oil mixed with ground cork on a canvas backing.

Linoxin (n.) A resinous substance obtained as an oxidation product of linoleic acid.

Linsang (n.) Any viverrine mammal of the genus Prionodon, inhabiting the East Indies and Southern Asia. The common East Indian linsang (P. gracilis) is white, crossed by broad, black bands. The Guinea linsang (Porana Richardsonii) is brown with black spots.

Linseed (n.) The seeds of flax, from which linseed oil is obtained.

Linsey (n.) Linsey-woolsey.

Linsey-woolsey (n.) Cloth made of linen and wool, mixed.

Linsey-woolsey (n.) Jargon.

Linsey-woolsey (a.) Made of linen and wool; hence, of different and unsuitable parts; mean.

Linstock (n.) A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.

Lint (n.) Flax.

Lint (n.) Linen scraped or otherwise made into a soft, downy or fleecy substance for dressing wounds and sores; also, fine ravelings, down, fluff, or loose short fibers from yarn or fabrics.

Lintel (n.) A horizontal member spanning an opening, and carrying the superincumbent weight by means of its strength in resisting crosswise fracture.

Lintie (n.) Alt. of Lintwhite

Lintwhite (n.) See Linnet.

Lintseed (n.) See Linseed.

Linum (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants including the flax (Linum usitatissimum).

Lion (n.) A large carnivorous feline mammal (Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane.

Lion (n.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.

Lion (n.) An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.

Lionced (a.) Adorned with lions' heads; having arms terminating in lions' heads; -- said of a cross.

Lioncel (n.) A small lion, especially one of several borne in the same coat of arms.

Lionel (n.) The whelp of a lioness; a young lion.

Lioness (n.) A female lion.

Lionet (n.) A young or small lion.

Lion-heart (n.) A very brave person.

Lion-hearted (a.) Very brave; brave and magnanimous.

Lionhood (n.) State of being a lion.

Lionism (n.) An attracting of attention, as a lion; also, the treating or regarding as a lion.

Lionized (imp. & p. p.) of Lionize

Lionizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lionize

Lionize (v. t.) To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.

Lionize (v. t.) To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest.

Lionlike (a.) Like a lion; brave as a lion.

Lionly (a.) Like a lion; fierce.

Lion's ear () A name given in Western South America to certain plants with shaggy tomentose leaves, as species of Culcitium, and Espeletia.

Lion's foot () A composite plant of the genus Prenanthes, of which several species are found in the United States.

Lion's foot () The edelweiss.

Lionship (n.) The state of being a lion.

Lion's leaf () A South European plant of the genus Leontice (L. leontopetalum), the tuberous roots of which contain so much alkali that they are sometimes used as a substitute for soap.

Lion's tail () A genus of labiate plants (Leonurus); -- so called from a fancied resemblance of its flower spikes to the tuft of a lion's tail. L. Cardiaca is the common motherwort.

Lions' teeth (pl. ) of Lion's tooth

Lion's tooth () See Leontodon.

Lip (n.) One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.

Lip (n.) An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.

Lip (n.) The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.

Lip (n.) One of the two opposite divisions of a labiate corolla.

Lip (n.) The odd and peculiar petal in the Orchis family. See Orchidaceous.

Lip (n.) One of the edges of the aperture of a univalve shell.

Lipped (imp. & p. p.) of Lip

Lipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lip

Lip (v. t.) To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss.

Lip (v. t.) To utter; to speak.

Lip (v. t.) To clip; to trim.

Lipaemia (n.) A condition in which fat occurs in the blood.

Lipans (n. pl.) A tribe of North American Indians, inhabiting the northern part of Mexico. They belong to the Tinneh stock, and are closely related to the Apaches.

Liparian (n.) Any species of a family (Liparidae) of destructive bombycid moths, as the tussock moths.

Liparite (n.) A quartzose trachyte; rhyolite.

Lipic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fat. The word was formerly used specifically to designate a supposed acid obtained by the oxidation of oleic acid, tallow, wax, etc.

Lipinic (a.) Lipic.

Lipless (a.) Having no lips.

Liplet (n.) A little lip.

Lipocephala (n. pl.) Same as Lamellibranchia.

Lipochrin (n.) A yellow coloring matter, soluble in ether, contained in the small round fat drops in the retinal epithelium cells. It is best obtained from the eyes of frogs.

Lipogram (n.) A writing composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; -- as in the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus there was no A in the first book, no B in the second, and so on.

Lipogrammatic (a.) Omitting a letter; composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; as, lipogrammatic writings.

Lipogrammatist (n.) One who makes a lipogram.

Lipoma (n.) A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue.

Lipothymic (a.) Tending to swoon; fainting.

Lipothymous (a.) Pertaining, or given, to swooning; fainting.

Lipothymy (n.) A fainting; a swoon.

Lipped (a.) Having a lip or lips; having a raised or rounded edge resembling the lip; -- often used in composition; as, thick-lipped, thin-lipped, etc.

Lipped (a.) Labiate.

Lippitude (n.) Soreness of eyes; the state of being blear-eyed; blearedness.

Lipse (v. i.) To lisp.

Lipyl (n.) A hypothetical radical of glycerin.

Liquable (v. i.) Capable of being melted.

Liquate (v. i.) To melt; to become liquid.

Liquate (v. t.) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.

Liquation (n.) The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; also, the capacity of becoming liquid.

Liquation (n.) The process of separating, by heat, an easily fusible metal from one less fusible; eliquation.

Liquefacient (n.) That which serves to liquefy.

Liquefacient (n.) An agent, as mercury, iodine, etc., which promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.

Liquefaction (n.) The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the sole agency of heat.

Liquefaction (n.) The state of being liquid.

Liquefaction (n.) The act, process, or method, of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure; as, the liquefaction of oxygen or hydrogen.

Liquefiable (a.) Capable of being changed from a solid to a liquid state.

Liquefier (n.) That which liquefies.

Liquefied (imp. & p. p.) of Liquefy

Liquefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquefy

Liquefy (v. t.) To convert from a solid form to that of a liquid; to melt; to dissolve; and technically, to melt by the sole agency of heat.

Liquefy (v. i.) To become liquid.

Liquescency (n.) The quality or state of being liquescent.

Liquescent (a.) Tending to become liquid; inclined to melt; melting.

Liqueur (n.) An aromatic alcoholic cordial.

Liquid (a.) Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.

Liquid (a.) Being in such a state that the component parts move freely among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor aeriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.

Liquid (a.) Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.

Liquid (a.) Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.

Liquid (a.) Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.

Liquid (a.) Clear; definite in terms or amount.

Liquid (n.) A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not aeriform.

Liquid (n.) A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids.

Liquidambar (n.) A genus consisting of two species of tall trees having star-shaped leaves, and woody burlike fruit. Liquidambar styraciflua is the North American sweet qum, and L. Orientalis is found in Asia Minor.

Liquidambar (n.) The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid storax.

Liquidamber (n.) See Liquidambar.

Liquidated (imp. & p. p.) of Liquidate

Liquidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquidate

Liquidate (v. t.) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.

Liquidate (v. t.) In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of , and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness).

Liquidate (v. t.) To discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness.

Liquidate (v. t.) To make clear and intelligible.

Liquidate (v. t.) To make liquid.

Liquidation (n.) The act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated.

Liquidator (n.) One who, or that which, liquidates.

Liquidator (n.) An officer appointed to conduct the winding up of a company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the company.

Liquidity (n.) The state or quality of being liquid.

Liquidized (imp. & p. p.) of Liquidize

Liquidizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquidize

Liquidize (v. t.) To render liquid.

Liquidly (adv.) In a liquid manner; flowingly.

Liquidness (n.) The quality or state of being liquid; liquidity; fluency.

Liquor (n.) Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like.

Liquor (n.) Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc.

Liquor (n.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; -- distinguished from tincture and aqua.

Liquored (imp. & p. p.) of Liquor

Liquoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquor

Liquor (v. t.) To supply with liquor.

Liquor (v. t.) To grease.

Liquorice (n.) See Licorice.

Liquorish (a.) See Lickerish.

Liquorous (a.) Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish.

Lire (pl. ) of Lira

Lira (n.) An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.

Lirella (n.) A linear apothecium furrowed along the middle; the fruit of certain lichens.

Lirelliform (a.) Like a lirella.

Liriodendra (pl. ) of Liriodendron

Liriodendron (n.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; -- called also canoewood. Liriodendron tulipifera is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.

Liripipe (n.) See Liripoop.

Liripoop (n.) A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; -- worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.

Liripoop (n.) Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.

Liripoop (n.) A silly person.

Liroconite (n.) A hydrated arseniate of copper, occurring in obtuse pyramidal crystals of a sky-blue or verdigris-green color.

Lisbon (n.) A sweet, light-colored species of wine, produced in the province of Estremadura, and so called as being shipped from Lisbon, in Portugal.

Lisle (n.) A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures.

Lisne (n.) A cavity or hollow.

Lisped (imp. & p. p.) of Lisp

Lisping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lisp

Lisp (v. i.) To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children.

Lisp (v. i.) To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.

Lisp (v. i.) To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid.

Lisp (v. t.) To pronounce with a lisp.

Lisp (v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.

Lisp (v. t.) To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.

Lisp (n.) The habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1.

Lisper (n.) One who lisps.

Lispingly (adv.) With a lisp; in a lisping manner.

Liss (n.) Release; remission; ease; relief.

Liss (v. t.) To free, as from care or pain; to relieve.

Lissencephala (n. pl.) A general name for all those placental mammals that have a brain with few or no cerebral convolutions, as Rodentia, Insectivora, etc.

Lissom (a.) Alt. of Lissome

Lissome (a.) Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.

Lissome (a.) Light; nimble; active.

List (n.) A line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, in the plural (lists), the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat.

List (v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.

List (v. i.) To hearken; to attend; to listen.

List (v. t.) To listen or hearken to.

List (v. i.) To desire or choose; to please.

List (v. i.) To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.

List (n.) Inclination; desire.

List (n.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.

List (n.) A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet.

List (n.) A limit or boundary; a border.

List (n.) The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.

List (n.) A stripe.

List (n.) A roll or catalogue, that is row or line; a record of names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of ratable estate.

List (n.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.

List (n.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.

List (n.) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.

List (n.) The first thin coat of tin.

List (n.) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.

Listed (imp. & p. p.) of List

Listing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of List

List (v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.

List (v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.

List (v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.

List (v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.

List (v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.

List (v. i.) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.

Listel (n.) Same as List, n., 6.

Listened (imp. & p. p.) of Listen

Listening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Listen

Listen (v. i.) To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend.

Listen (v. i.) To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey.

Listen (v. t.) To attend to.

Listener (n.) One who listens; a hearkener.

Lister (n.) One who makes a list or roll.

Lister (n.) Same as Leister.

Listerian (a.) Of or pertaining to listerism.

Listerism (n.) The systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the treatment of wounds; -- so called from Joseph Lister, an English surgeon.

Listful (a.) Attentive.

Listing (n.) The act or process of one who lists (in any sense of the verb); as, the listing of a door; the listing of a stock at the Stock Exchange.

Listing (n.) The selvedge of cloth; list.

Listing (n.) The sapwood cut from the edge of a board.

Listing (n.) The throwing up of the soil into ridges, -- a method adopted in the culture of beets and some garden crops.

Listless (a.) Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless.

Lit () a form of the imp. & p. p. of Light.

Litanies (pl. ) of Litany

Litany (n.) A solemn form of supplication in the public worship of various churches, in which the clergy and congregation join, the former leading and the latter responding in alternate sentences. It is usually of a penitential character.

Litarge (n.) Litharge.

Litchi (n.) The fruit of a tree native to China (Nephelium Litchi). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in color and form.

Lite (adv., & n.) Little.

Liter (n.) Alt. of Litre

Litre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system, being a cubic decimeter, equal to 61.022 cubic inches, or 2.113 American pints, or 1.76 English pints.

Literacy (n.) State of being literate.

Literal (a.) According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.

Literal (a.) Following the letter or exact words; not free.

Literal (a.) Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.

Literal (a.) Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of fast; -- applied to persons.

Literal (n.) Literal meaning.

Literalism (n.) That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting literally; adherence to the letter.

Literalism (n.) The tendency or disposition to represent objects faithfully, without abstraction, conventionalities, or idealization.

Literalist (n.) One who adheres to the letter or exact word; an interpreter according to the letter.

Literalty (n.) The state or quality of being literal.

Literalization (n.) The act of literalizing; reduction to a literal meaning.

Literalized (imp. & p. p.) of Literalize

Literalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Literalize

Literalize (v. t.) To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the strict meaning of the words; -- opposed to spiritualize; as, to literalize Scripture.

Literalizer (n.) A literalist.

Literally (adv.) According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh.

Literally (adv.) With close adherence to words; word by word.

Literalness (n.) The quality or state of being literal; literal import.

Literary (a.) Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.

Literary (a.) Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.

Literate (a.) Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.

Literate (n.) One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders.

Literate (n.) A literary man.

Literati (n. pl.) Learned or literary men. See Literatus.

Literatim (adv.) Letter for letter.

Literation (n.) The act or process of representing by letters.

Literator (n.) One who teaches the letters or elements of knowledge; a petty schoolmaster.

Literator (n.) A person devoted to the study of literary trifles, esp. trifles belonging to the literature of a former age.

Literator (n.) A learned person; a literatus.

Literature (n.) Learning; acquaintance with letters or books.

Literature (n.) The collective body of literary productions, embracing the entire results of knowledge and fancy preserved in writing; also, the whole body of literary productions or writings upon a given subject, or in reference to a particular science or branch of knowledge, or of a given country or period; as, the literature of Biblical criticism; the literature of chemistry.

Literature (n.) The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles-lettres.

Literature (n.) The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work.

Literati (pl. ) of Literatus

Literatus (n.) A learned man; a man acquainted with literature; -- chiefly used in the plural.

-lith () Alt. of -lite

-lite () Combining forms fr. Gr. li`qos a stone; -- used chiefly in naming minerals and rocks.

Lith () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Lie, to recline, for lieth.

Lith (n.) A joint or limb; a division; a member; a part formed by growth, and articulated to, or symmetrical with, other parts.

Lithaemia (n.) A condition in which uric (lithic) acid is present in the blood.

Lithagogue (n.) A medicine having, or supposed to have, the power of expelling calculous matter with the urine.

Litharge (n.) Lead monoxide; a yellowish red substance, obtained as an amorphous powder, or crystallized in fine scales, by heating lead moderately in a current of air or by calcining lead nitrate or carbonate. It is used in making flint glass, in glazing earthenware, in making red lead minium, etc. Called also massicot.

Lithargyrum (n.) Crystallized litharge, obtained by fusion in the form of fine yellow scales.

Lithate (n.) A salt of lithic or uric acid; a urate.

Lithe (v. i. & i.) To listen or listen to; to hearken to.

Lithe (a.) Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.

Lithe (a.) Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.

Lithe (a.) To smooth; to soften; to palliate.

Lithely (adv.) In a lithe, pliant, or flexible manner.

Litheness (n.) The quality or state of being lithe; flexibility; limberness.

Lither (a.) Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful.

Litherly (a.) Crafty; cunning; mischievous; wicked; treacherous; lazy.

Lithesome (a.) Pliant; limber; flexible; supple; nimble; lissom.

Lithia (n.) The oxide of lithium; a strong alkaline caustic similar to potash and soda, but weaker. See Lithium.

Lithiasis (n.) The formation of stony concretions or calculi in any part of the body, especially in the bladder and urinary passages.

Lithic (a.) Of or pertaining to stone; as, lithic architecture.

Lithic (a.) Pertaining to the formation of uric-acid concretions (stone) in the bladder and other parts of the body; as, lithic diathesis.

Lithic (n.) A medicine which tends to prevent stone in the bladder.

Lithic (a.) Pertaining to or denoting lithium or some of its compounds.

Lithiophilite (n.) A phosphate of manganese and lithium; a variety of triphylite.

Lithium (n.) A metallic element of the alkaline group, occurring in several minerals, as petalite, spodumene, lepidolite, triphylite, etc., and otherwise widely disseminated, though in small quantities.

Litho () A combining form from Gr. li`qos, stone.

Lithobilic (a.) Pertaining to or designating an organic acid of the tartaric acid series, distinct from lithofellic acid, but, like it, obtained from certain bile products, as bezoar stones.

Lithocarp (n.) Fossil fruit; a fruit petrified; a carpolite.

Lithochromatics (n.) See Lithochromics.

Lithochromics (n.) The art of printing colored pictures on canvas from oil paintings on stone.

Lithoclast (n.) An instrument for crushing stones in the bladder.

Lithocyst (n.) A sac containing small, calcareous concretions (otoliths). They are found in many Medusae, and other invertebrates, and are supposed to be auditory organs.

Lithodome (n.) Any one of several species of bivalves, which form holes in limestone, in which they live; esp., any species of the genus Lithodomus.

Lithodomous (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Lithodomus; lithophagous.

Lithodomus (n.) A genus of elongated bivalve shells, allied to the mussels, and remarkable for their ability to bore holes for shelter, in solid limestone, shells, etc. Called also Lithophagus.

Lithofellic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a crystalline, organic acid, resembling cholic acid, found in the biliary intestinal concretions (bezoar stones) common in certain species of antelope.

Lithofracteur (n.) An explosive compound of nitroglycerin. See Nitroglycerin.

Lithogenesy (n.) The doctrine or science of the origin of the minerals composing the globe.

Lithogenous (a.) Stone-producing; -- said of polyps which form coral.

Lithoglyph (n.) An engraving on a gem.

Lithoglypher (n.) One who curs or engraves precious stones.

Lithoglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting and engraving precious stones.

Lithoglyptics (n.) The art of cutting and engraving gems.

Lithographed (imp. & p. p.) of Lithograph

Lithographing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lithograph

Lithograph (v. t.) To trace on stone by the process of lithography so as to transfer the design to paper by printing; as, to lithograph a design; to lithograph a painting. See Lithography.

Lithograph (n.) A print made by lithography.

Lithographer (n.) One who lithographs; one who practices lithography.

Lithographic (a.) Alt. of Lithographical

Lithographical (a.) Of or pertaining to lithography; made by lithography; as, the lithographic art; a lithographic picture.

Lithography (n.) The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design. See Lithographic limestone, under Lithographic.

Lithoid (a.) Alt. of Lithoidal

Lithoidal (a.) Like a stone; having a stony structure.

Litholatry (n.) The worship of a stone or stones.

Lithologic (a.) Alt. of Lithological

Lithological (a.) Of or pertaining to the character of a rock, as derived from the nature and mode of aggregation of its mineral contents.

Lithological (a.) Of or pertaining to lithology.

Lithologically (adv.) From a lithological point of view; as, to consider a stratum lithologically.

Lithologist (n.) One who is skilled in lithology.

Lithology (n.) The science which treats of rocks, as regards their mineral constitution and classification, and their mode of occurrence in nature.

Lithology (n.) A treatise on stones found in the body.

Lithomancy (n.) Divination by means of stones.

Lithomarge (n.) A clay of a fine smooth texture, and very sectile.

Lithonthriptic (a. & n.) Alt. of Lithonthryptic

Lithonthryptic (a. & n.) Same as Lithontriptic.

Lithontriptic (a.) Having the quality of, or used for, dissolving or destroying stone in the bladder or kidneys; as, lithontriptic forceps.

Lithontriptic (n.) A lithontriptic remedy or agent, as distilled water.

Lithontriptist (n.) Same as Lithotriptist.

Lithontriptor (n.) See Lithotriptor.

Lithophagous (a.) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.

Lithophagous (a.) Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See Lithodomus.

Lithophane (n.) Porcelain impressed with figures which are made distinct by transmitted light, -- as when hung in a window, or used as a lamp shade.

Lithophosphor (n.) A stone that becomes phosphoric by heat.

Lithophosphoric (a.) Pertaining to lithophosphor; becoming phosphoric by heat.

Lithophotography (n.) Same as Photolithography.

Lithophyll (n.) A fossil leaf or impression of a leaf.

Lithophyse (n.) A spherulitic cavity often with concentric chambers, observed in some volcanic rocks, as in rhyolitic lavas. It is supposed to be produced by expanding gas, whence the name.

Lithophyte (n.) A hard, or stony, plantlike organism, as the gorgonians, corals, and corallines, esp. those gorgonians having a calcareous axis. All the lithophytes except the corallines are animals.

Lithophytic (a.) Of or pertaining to lithophytes.

Lithophytous (a.) Lithophytic.

Lithosian (n.) Any one of various species of moths belonging to the family Lithosidae. Many of them are beautifully colored.

Lithotint (n.) A kind of lithography by which the effect of a tinted drawing is produced, as if made with India ink.

Lithotint (n.) A picture produced by this process.

Lithotome (n.) A stone so formed by nature as to appear as if cut by art.

Lithotome (n.) An instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for the stone.

Lithotomic (a.) Alt. of Lithotomical

Lithotomical (a.) Pertaining to, or performed by, lithotomy.

Lithotomist (n.) One who performs the operation of cutting for stone in the bladder, or one who is skilled in the operation.

Lithotomy (n.) The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.

Lithotripsy (n.) The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder with an instrument called lithotriptor or lithotrite; lithotrity.

Lithotriptic (a. & n.) Same as Lithontriptic.

Lithotriptist (n.) One skilled in breaking and extracting stone in the bladder.

Lithotriptor (n.) An instrument for triturating the stone in the bladder; a lithotrite.

Lithotrite () Alt. of Lithotritor

Lithotritor () A lithotriptor.

Lithotritist (n.) A lithotriptist.

Lithotrity (n.) The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided.

Lithotype (n.) A kind of stereotype plate made by lithotypy; also, that which in printed from it. See Lithotypy.

Lithotyped (imp. & p. p.) of Lithotype

Lithotyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lithotype

Lithotype (v. t.) To prepare for printing with plates made by the process of lithotypy. See Lithotypy.

Lithotypic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, lithotypy.

Lithotypy (n.) The art or process of making a kind of hard, stereotypeplate, by pressing into a mold, taken from a page of type or other matter, a composition of gum shell-lac and sand of a fine quality, together with a little tar and linseed oil, all in a heated state.

Lithoxyl (n.) Petrified wood.

Lithuanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lithuania (formerly a principality united with Poland, but now Russian and Prussian territory).

Lithuanian (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Lithuania; also, the language of the Lithuanian people.

Lithy (a.) Easily bent; pliable.

Litigable (a.) Such as can be litigated.

Litigant (a.) Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as, the parties litigant.

Litigant (n.) A person engaged in a lawsuit.

Litigated (imp. & p. p.) of Litigate

Litigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Litigate

Litigate (v. t.) To make the subject of a lawsuit; to contest in law; to prosecute or defend by pleadings, exhibition of evidence, and judicial debate in a court; as, to litigate a cause.

Litigate (v. i.) To carry on a suit by judicial process.

Litigation (n.) The act or process of litigating; a suit at law; a judicial contest.

Litigator (n.) One who litigates.

Litigious (a.) Inclined to judicial contest; given to the practice of contending in law; guarrelsome; contentious; fond of litigation.

Litigious (a.) Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious.

Litigious (a.) Of or pertaining to legal disputes.

Litigiously (adv.) In a litigious manner.

Litigiousness (n.) The state of being litigious; disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits.

Litmus (n.) A dyestuff extracted from certain lichens (Roccella tinctoria, Lecanora tartarea, etc.), as a blue amorphous mass which consists of a compound of the alkaline carbonates with certain coloring matters related to orcin and orcein.

Litotes (n.) A diminution or softening of statement for the sake of avoiding censure or increasing the effect by contrast with the moderation shown in the form of expression; as, " a citizen of no mean city," that is, of an illustrious city.

Litraneter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of liquids.

Litre (n.) Same as Liter.

Litter (n.) A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.

Litter (n.) Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.

Litter (n.) Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating slovenliness; scattered rubbish.

Litter (n.) Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.

Litter (n.) The young brought forth at one time, by a sow or other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.

Littered (imp. & p. p.) of Litter

Littering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Litter

Litter (v. t.) To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.

Litter (v. t.) To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.

Litter (v. t.) To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt.

Litter (v. i.) To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.

Litter (v. i.) To produce a litter.

Litterateur (n.) One who occupies himself with literature; a literary man; a literatus.

Littery (a.) Covered or encumbered with litter; consisting of or constituting litter.

Little (a.) Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.

Little (a.) Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.

Little (a.) Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.

Little (a.) Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.

Little (a.) Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.

Little (a.) Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.

Little (n.) That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.

Little (n.) A small degree or scale; miniature.

Little (adv.) In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; -- often with a preceding it.

Little-ease (n.) An old slang name for the pillory, stocks, etc., of a prison.

Littleness (n.) The state or quality of being little; as, littleness of size, thought, duration, power, etc.

Littoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.

Littoral (a.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water mark.

Littorina (n.) A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See Periwinkle.

Littress (n.) A smooth kind of cartridge paper used for making cards.

Litate (a.) Forked, with the points slightly curved outward.

Lituiform (a.) Having the form of a lituus; like a lituite.

Lituite (n.) Any species of ammonites of the genus Lituites. They are found in the Cretaceous formation.

Liturate (a.) Having indistinct spots, paler at their margins.

Liturate (a.) Spotted, as if from abrasions of the surface.

Liturgic () Alt. of Liturgical

Liturgical () Pertaining to, of or the nature of, a liturgy; of or pertaining to public prayer and worship.

Liturgically (adv.) In the manner of a liturgy.

Liturgics (n.) The science of worship; history, doctrine, and interpretation of liturgies.

Liturgiologist (n.) One versed in liturgiology.

Liturgiology (n.) The science treating of liturgical matters; a treatise on, or description of, liturgies.

Liturgist (n.) One who favors or adheres strictly to a liturgy.

Liturgies (pl. ) of Liturgy

Liturgy (a.) An established formula for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass.

Litui (pl. ) of Lituus

Lituus (n.) A curved staff used by the augurs in quartering the heavens.

Lituus (n.) An instrument of martial music; a kind of trumpet of a somewhat curved form and shrill note.

Lituus (n.) A spiral whose polar equation is r2/ = a; that is, a curve the square of whose radius vector varies inversely as the angle which the radius vector makes with a given line.

Livable (a.) Such as can be lived.

Livable (a.) Such as in pleasant to live in; fit or suitable to live in.

Lived (imp. & p. p.) of Live

Living (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Live

Live (v. i.) To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.

Live (v. i.) To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.

Live (v. i.) To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.

Live (v. i.) To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.

Live (v. i.) To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.

Live (v. i.) To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.

Live (v. i.) To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.

Live (v. i.) To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.

Live (v. i.) To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.

Live (v. t.) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.

Live (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.

Live (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.

Live (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.

Live (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.

Live (a.) Vivid; bright.

Live (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.

Live (n.) Life.

Lived (a.) Having life; -- used only in composition; as, long-lived; short-lived.

Live-forever (n.) A plant (Sedum Telephium) with fleshy leaves, which has extreme powers of resisting drought; garden ox-pine.

Livelihed (n.) See Livelihood.

Livelihood (n.) Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance.

Livelihood (n.) Liveliness; appearance of life.

Livelily (adv.) In a lively manner.

Liveliness (n.) The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age.

Liveliness (n.) An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the liveliness of the eye or the countenance in a portrait.

Liveliness (n.) Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.

Livelode (n.) Course of life; means of support; livelihood.

Livelong (a.) Whole; entire; long in passing; -- used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a sense of tediousness.

Livelong (a.) Lasting; durable.

Lively (superl.) Endowed with or manifesting life; living.

Lively (superl.) Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.

Lively (superl.) Gay; airy; animated; spirited.

Lively (superl.) Representing life; lifelike.

Lively (superl.) Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.

Lively (adv.) In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.

Lively (adv.) With strong resemblance of life.

Liver (n.) One who, or that which, lives.

Liver (n.) A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn.

Liver (n.) One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver.

Liver (n.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.

Liver (n.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.

Liver-colored (a.) Having a color like liver; dark reddish brown.

Livered (a.) Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white-livered.

Liver-grown (a.) Having an enlarged liver.

Liveried (a.) Wearing a livery. See Livery, 3.

Livering (n.) A kind of pudding or sausage made of liver or pork.

Liverleaf (n.) Same as Liverwort.

Liverwort (n.) A ranunculaceous plant (Anemone Hepatica) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed leaf; -- called also squirrel cups.

Liverwort (n.) A flowerless plant (Marchantia polymorpha), having an irregularly lobed, spreading, and forking frond.

Liveries (pl. ) of Livery

Livery (n.) The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements.

Livery (n.) The writ by which possession is obtained.

Livery (n.) Release from wardship; deliverance.

Livery (n.) That which is delivered out statedly or formally, as clothing, food, etc.

Livery (n.) The uniform clothing issued by feudal superiors to their retainers and serving as a badge when in military service.

Livery (n.) The peculiar dress by which the servants of a nobleman or gentleman are distinguished; as, a claret-colored livery.

Livery (n.) Hence, also, the peculiar dress or garb appropriated by any association or body of persons to their own use; as, the livery of the London tradesmen, of a priest, of a charity school, etc.; also, the whole body or company of persons wearing such a garb, and entitled to the privileges of the association; as, the whole livery of London.

Livery (n.) Hence, any characteristic dress or outward appearance.

Livery (n.) An allowance of food statedly given out; a ration, as to a family, to servants, to horses, etc.

Livery (n.) The feeding, stabling, and care of horses for compensation; boarding; as, to keep one's horses at livery.

Livery (n.) The keeping of horses in readiness to be hired temporarily for riding or driving; the state of being so kept.

Livery (n.) A low grade of wool.

Livery (v. t.) To clothe in, or as in, livery.

Liverymen (pl. ) of Liveryman

Liveryman (n.) One who wears a livery, as a servant.

Liveryman (n.) A freeman of the city, in London, who, having paid certain fees, is entitled to wear the distinguishing dress or livery of the company to which he belongs, and also to enjoy certain other privileges, as the right of voting in an election for the lord mayor, sheriffs, chamberlain, etc.

Liveryman (n.) One who keeps a livery stable.

Livery stable () A stable where horses are kept for hire, and where stabling is provided. See Livery, n., 3 (e) (f) & (g).

Lives (n.) pl. of Life.

Lives (a. & adv.) Alive; living; with life.

Livid (a.) Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh by contusion.

Lividity (n.) The state or quality of being livid.

Lividness (n.) Lividity.

Laving (v. i.) Being alive; having life; as, a living creature.

Laving (v. i.) Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle.

Laving (v. i.) Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant.

Laving (v. i.) Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.

Laving (v. i.) Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.

Living (n.) The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.

Living (n.) Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.

Living (n.) Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.

Living (n.) Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.

Living (n.) The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.

Livingly (adv.) In a living state.

Livingness (n.) The state or quality of being alive; possession of energy or vigor; animation; quickening.

Livonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Livonia, a district of Russia near the Baltic Sea.

Livinian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Livonia; the language (allied to the Finnish) of the Livonians.

Livor (n.) Malignity.

Livraison (n.) A part of a book or literary composition printed and delivered by itself; a number; a part.

Livre (n.) A French money of account, afterward a silver coin equal to 20 sous. It is not now in use, having been superseded by the franc.

Lixivial (a.) Impregnated with, or consisting of, alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; impregnated with a salt or salts like a lixivium.

Lixivial (a.) Of the color of lye; resembling lye.

Lixivial (a.) Having the qualities of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.

Lixiviate (a.) Alt. of Lixivited

Lixivited (a.) Of or pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts.

Lixivited (a.) Impregnated with salts from wood ashes.

Lixiviated (imp. & p. p.) of Lixiviate

Lixiviating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lixiviate

Lixiviate (v. t.) To subject to a washing process for the purpose of separating soluble material from that which is insoluble; to leach, as ashes, for the purpose of extracting the alkaline substances.

Lixiviation (n.) Lixiviating; the process of separating a soluble substance form one that is insoluble, by washing with some solvent, as water; leaching.

Lixivious (a.) See Lixivial.

Lixivium (n.) A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; hence, any solution obtained by lixiviation.

Lixt () 2d pers. sing. pres. of Lige, to lie, to tell lies, -- contracted for ligest.

Liza (n.) The American white mullet (Mugil curema).

Lizard (n.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.

Lizard (n.) A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.

Lizard (n.) A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.

Lizard's tail () A perennial plant of the genus Saururus (S. cernuus), growing in marshes, and having white flowers crowded in a slender terminal spike, somewhat resembling in form a lizard's tail; whence the name.

Mi (n.) A syllable applied to the third tone of the scale of C, i. e., to E, in European solmization, but to the third tone of any scale in the American system.

Miamis (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians that formerly occupied the country between the Wabash and Maumee rivers.

Miargyrite (n.) A mineral of an iron-black color, and very sectile, consisting principally of sulphur, antimony, and silver.

Mias (n.) The orang-outang.

Miascite (n.) A granitoid rock containing feldspar, biotite, elaeolite, and sodalite.

Miasm (n.) Miasma.

Miasmata (pl. ) of Miasma

Miasma (n.) Infectious particles or germs floating in the air; air made noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious effluvia; malaria.

Miasmal (a.) Containing miasma; miasmatic.

Miasmatic (a.) Alt. of Miasmatical

Miasmatical (a.) Containing, or relating to, miasma; caused by miasma; as, miasmatic diseases.

Miasmatist (n.) One who has made a special study of miasma.

Miasmology (n.) That department of medical science which treats of miasma.

Miauled (imp. & p. p.) of Miaul

Miauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miaul

Miaul (v. i.) To cry as a cat; to mew; to caterwaul.

Miaul (n.) The crying of a cat.

Mica (n.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly called isinglass. Formerly called also cat-silver, and glimmer.

Micaceo-calcareous (a.) Partaking of the nature of, or consisting of, mica and lime; -- applied to a mica schist containing carbonate of lime.

Micaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, mica; splitting into laminae or leaves like mica.

Mice (n.) pl of Mouse.

Micellae (pl. ) of Micella

Micella (n.) A theoretical aggregation of molecules constituting a structural particle of protoplasm, capable of increase or diminution without change in chemical nature.

Mich (v. i.) Alt. of Miche

Miche (v. i.) To lie hid; to skulk; to act, or carry one's self, sneakingly.

Michaelmas (n.) The feat of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn.

Micher (n.) One who skulks, or keeps out of sight; hence, a truant; an idler; a thief, etc.

Michery (n.) Theft; cheating.

Miching (a.) Hiding; skulking; cowardly.

Mickle (a.) Much; great.

Micmacs (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians inhabiting Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Mico (n.) A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus), allied to the marmoset. The name was originally applied to an albino variety.

Micracoustic (a.) Same as Microustic.

Micraster (n.) A genus of sea urchins, similar to Spatangus, abounding in the chalk formation; -- from the starlike disposal of the ambulacral furrows.

Micrencephalous () Having a small brain.

Micro- () Alt. of Micr-

Micr- () A combining form

Micr- () Small, little, trivial, slight; as, microcosm, microscope.

Micr- () A millionth part of; as, microfarad, microohm, micrometer.

Microampere (n.) One of the smaller measures of electrical currents; the millionth part of one ampere.

Microbacteria (n. pl.) In the classification of Cohn, one of the four tribes of Bacteria.

Microbe (n.) Alt. of Microbion

Microbion (n.) A microscopic organism; -- particularly applied to bacteria and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl cholera.

Microbian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or caused by, microbes; as, the microbian theory; a microbian disease.

Microbic (a.) Of or pertaining to a microbe.

Microbicide (n.) Any agent detrimental to, or destructive of, the life of microbes or bacterial organisms.

Microcephalic (a.) Alt. of Microcephalous

Microcephalous (a.) Having a small head; having the cranial cavity small; -- opposed to megacephalic.

Micro-chemical (a.) Of or pertaining to micro-chemistry; as, a micro-chemical test.

Micro-chemistry (n.) The application of chemical tests to minute objects or portions of matter, magnified by the use of the microscopy; -- distinguished from macro-chemistry.

Microchronometer (n.) A chronoscope.

Microcline (n.) A mineral of the feldspar group, like orthoclase or common feldspar in composition, but triclinic in form.

Micrococcal (a.) Of or pertaining to micrococci; caused by micrococci.

Micrococci (pl. ) of Micrococcus

Micrococcus (n.) A genus of Spherobacteria, in the form of very small globular or oval cells, forming, by transverse division, filaments, or chains of cells, or in some cases single organisms shaped like dumb-bells (Diplococcus), all without the power of motion. See Illust. of Ascoccus.

Microcosm (n.) A little world; a miniature universe. Hence (so called by Paracelsus), a man, as a supposed epitome of the exterior universe or great world. Opposed to macrocosm.

Microcosmic (a.) Alt. of Microcosmical

Microcosmical (a.) Of or pertaining to the microcosm.

Microcosmography (n.) Description of man as a microcosm.

Microcoulomb (n.) A measure of electrical quantity; the millionth part of one coulomb.

Microcoustic (a.) Pertaining, or suited, to the audition of small sounds; fitted to assist hearing.

Microcoustic (n.) An instrument for making faint sounds audible, as to a partially deaf person.

Microcrith (n.) The weight of the half hydrogen molecule, or of the hydrogen atom, taken as the standard in comparing the atomic weights of the elements; thus, an atom of oxygen weighs sixteen microcriths. See Crith.

Microcrystalline (a.) Crystalline on a fine, or microscopic, scale; consisting of fine crystals; as, the ground mass of certain porphyrics is microcrystalline.

Microcyte (n.) One of the elementary granules found in blood. They are much smaller than an ordinary corpuscle, and are particularly noticeable in disease, as in anaemia.

Microdont (a.) Having small teeth.

Microfarad (n.) The millionth part of a farad.

Microform (n.) A microscopic form of life; an animal or vegetable organism microscopic size.

Micro-geological (a.) Of or pertaining to micro-geology.

Micro-geology (n.) The part of geology relating to structure and organisms which require to be studied with a microscope.

Micrograph (n.) An instrument for executing minute writing or engraving.

Micrographic (a.) Of or pertaining to micrography.

Micrography (n.) The description of microscopic objects.

Microhm (n.) The millionth part of an ohm.

Microlepidoptera (n. pl.) A tribe of Lepidoptera, including a vast number of minute species, as the plume moth, clothes moth, etc.

Microlestes (n.) An extinct genus of small Triassic mammals, the oldest yet found in European strata.

Microlite (n.) A rare mineral of resinous luster and high specific gravity. It is a tantalate of calcium, and occurs in octahedral crystals usually very minute.

Microlite (n.) A minute inclosed crystal, often observed when minerals or rocks are examined in thin sections under the microscope.

Microlith (n.) Same as Microlite, 2.

Microlithic (a.) Formed of small stones.

Micrologic (a.) Alt. of Micrological

Micrological (a.) Of or pertaining to micrology; very minute; as, micrologic examination.

Micrology (n.) That part of science which treats of microscopic objects, or depends on microscopic observation.

Micrology (n.) Attention to petty items or differences.

Micromere (n.) One of the smaller cells, or blastomeres, resulting from the complete segmentation of a telolecithal ovum.

Micrometer (n.) An instrument, used with a telescope or microscope, for measuring minute distances, or the apparent diameters of objects which subtend minute angles. The measurement given directly is that of the image of the object formed at the focus of the object glass.

Micrometric (a.) Alt. of Micrometrical

Micrometrical (a.) Belonging to micrometry; made by the micrometer.

Micrometry (n.) The art of measuring with a micrometer.

Micromillimeter (n.) The millionth part of a meter.

Micron (n.) A measure of length; the thousandth part of one millimeter; the millionth part of a meter.

Micronesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Micronesia, a collective designation of the islands in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, embracing the Marshall and Gilbert groups, the Ladrones, the Carolines, etc.

Micronesians (n. pl.) A dark race inhabiting the Micronesian Islands. They are supposed to be a mixed race, derived from Polynesians and Papuans.

Micronometer (n.) An instrument for noting minute portions of time.

Microorganism (n.) Any microscopic form of life; -- particularly applied to bacteria and similar organisms, esp. such are supposed to cause infectious diseases.

Micropantograph (n.) A kind of pantograph which produces copies microscopically minute.

Micropegmatite (n.) A rock showing under the microscope the structure of a graphic granite (pegmatite).

Microphone (n.) An instrument for intensifying and making audible very feeble sounds. It produces its effects by the changes of intensity in an electric current, occasioned by the variations in the contact resistance of conducting bodies, especially of imperfect conductors, under the action of acoustic vibrations.

Microphonics (n.) The science which treats of the means of increasing the intensity of low or weak sounds, or of the microphone.

Microphonous (a.) Serving to augment the intensity of weak sounds; microcoustic.

Microphotograph (n.) A microscopically small photograph of a picture, writing, printed page, etc.

Microphotograph (n.) An enlarged representation of a microscopic object, produced by throwing upon a sensitive plate the magnified image of an object formed by a microscope or other suitable combination of lenses.

Microphotography (n.) The art of making microphotographs.

Microphthalmia (n.) Alt. of Microphthalmy

Microphthalmy (n.) An unnatural smallness of the eyes, occurring as the result of disease or of imperfect development.

Microphyllous (a.) Small-leaved.

Microphytal (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, microphytes.

Microphyte (n.) A very minute plant, one of certain unicellular algae, such as the germs of various infectious diseases are believed to be.

Micropyle (n.) An opening in the membranes surrounding the ovum, by which nutrition is assisted and the entrance of the spermatozoa permitted.

Micropyle (n.) An opening in the outer coat of a seed, through which the fecundating pollen enters the ovule.

Microscopal (a.) Pertaining to microscopy, or to the use of the microscope.

Microscope (n.) An optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is too minute to be viewed by the naked eye.

Microscopial (a.) Microscopic.

Microscopic (a.) Alt. of Microscopical

Microscopical (a.) Of or pertaining to the microscope or to microscopy; made with a microscope; as, microscopic observation.

Microscopical (a.) Able to see extremely minute objects.

Microscopical (a.) Very small; visible only by the aid of a microscope; as, a microscopic insect.

Microscopically (adv.) By the microscope; with minute inspection; in a microscopic manner.

Microscopist (n.) One skilled in, or given to, microscopy.

Microscopy (n.) The use of the microscope; investigation with the microscope.

Microseme (a.) Having the orbital index relatively small; having the orbits broad transversely; -- opposed to megaseme.

Microspectroscope (n.) A spectroscope arranged for attachment to a microscope, for observation of the spectrum of light from minute portions of any substance.

Microsporangium (n.) A sporangium or conceptacle containing only very minute spores. Cf. Macrosporangium.

Microspore (n.) One of the exceedingly minute spores found in certain flowerless plants, as Selaginella and Isoetes, which bear two kinds of spores, one very much smaller than the other. Cf. Macrospore.

Microsporic (a.) Of or pertaining to microspores.

Microsthene (n.) One of a group of mammals having a small size as a typical characteristic. It includes the lower orders, as the Insectivora, Cheiroptera, Rodentia, and Edentata.

Microsthenic (a.) Having a typically small size; of or pertaining to the microsthenes.

Microtasimeter (n.) A tasimeter, especially when arranged for measuring very small extensions. See Tasimeter.

Microtome (n.) An instrument for making very thin sections for microscopical examination.

Microtomist (n.) One who is skilled in or practices microtomy.

Microtomy (n.) The art of using the microtome; investigation carried on with the microtome.

Microvolt (n.) A measure of electro-motive force; the millionth part of one volt.

Microweber (n.) The millionth part of one weber.

Microzoa (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

Microzoospore (n.) A small motile spore furnished with two vibratile cilia, found in certain green algae.

Microzyme (n.) A microorganism which is supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism.

Micturition (n.) The act of voiding urine; also, a morbidly frequent passing of the urine, in consequence of disease.

Mid (superl.) Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean.

Mid (superl.) Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night.

Mid (superl.) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld).

Mid (n.) Middle.

Mid (prep.) See Amid.

Mida (n.) The larva of the bean fly.

Midas (n.) A genus of longeared South American monkeys, including numerous species of marmosets. See Marmoset.

Midas's ear () A pulmonate mollusk (Auricula, / Ellobium, aurismidae); -- so called from resemblance to a human ear.

Midbrain (n.) The middle segment of the brain; the mesencephalon. See Brain.

Midday (a.) The middle part of the day; noon.

Midday (a.) Of or pertaining to noon; meridional; as, the midday sun.

Midden (n.) A dunghill.

Midden (n.) An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place; especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones, and other refuse on the supposed site of the dwelling places of prehistoric tribes, -- as on the shores of the Baltic Sea and in many other places. See Kitchen middens.

Midden crow () The common European crow.

Middest (superl.) Situated most nearly in the middle; middlemost; midmost.

Middest (n.) Midst; middle.

Midding (n.) Same as Midden.

Middle (a.) Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age.

Middle (a.) Intermediate; intervening.

Middle (a.) The point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series; the midst; central portion

Middle (a.) the waist.

Middle-age () Of or pertaining to the Middle Ages; mediaeval.

Middle-aged (a.) Being about the middle of the ordinary age of man; between 30 and 50 years old.

Middle-earth (n.) The world, considered as lying between heaven and hell.

Middle-ground (n.) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background.

Middlemen (pl. ) of Middleman

Middleman (n.) An agent between two parties; a broker; a go-between; any dealer between the producer and the consumer; in Ireland, one who takes land of the proprietors in large tracts, and then rents it out in small portions to the peasantry.

Middleman (n.) A person of intermediate rank; a commoner.

Middleman (n.) The man who occupies a central position in a file of soldiers.

Middlemost (a.) Being in the middle, or nearest the middle; midmost.

Middler (n.) One of a middle or intermediate class in some schools and seminaries.

Middling (a.) Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary.

Middlings (n. pl.) A combination of the coarser parts of ground wheat the finest bran, separated from the fine flour and coarse bran in bolting; -- formerly regarded as valuable only for feed; but now, after separation of the bran, used for making the best quality of flour. Middlings contain a large proportion of gluten.

Middlings (n. pl.) In the southern and western parts of the United States, the portion of the hog between the ham and the shoulder; bacon; -- called also middles.

Middies (pl. ) of Middy

Middy (n.) A colloquial abbreviation of midshipman.

Midfeather (n.) A vertical water space in a fire box or combustion chamber.

Midfeather (n.) A support for the center of a tunnel.

Midgard (n.) The middle space or region between heaven and hell; the abode of human beings; the earth.

Midge (n.) Any one of many small, delicate, long-legged flies of the Chironomus, and allied genera, which do not bite. Their larvae are usually aquatic.

Midge (n.) A very small fly, abundant in many parts of the United States and Canada, noted for the irritating quality of its bite.

Midget (n.) A minute bloodsucking fly.

Midget (n.) A very diminutive person.

Midgut (n.) The middle part of the alimentary canal from the stomach, or entrance of the bile duct, to, or including, the large intestine.

Midheaven (n.) The midst or middle of heaven or the sky.

Midheaven (n.) The meridian, or middle line of the heavens; the point of the ecliptic on the meridian.

Midland (a.) Being in the interior country; distant from the coast or seashore; as, midland towns or inhabitants.

Midland (a.) Surrounded by the land; mediterranean.

Midland (n.) The interior or central region of a country; -- usually in the plural.

Midmain (n.) The middle part of the main or sea.

Midmost (a.) Middle; middlemost.

Midnight (n.) The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.

Midnight (a.) Being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night; as, midnight studies; midnight gloom.

Midrashim (pl. ) of Midrash

Midrashoth (pl. ) of Midrash

Midrash (n.) A talmudic exposition of the Hebrew law, or of some part of it.

Midrib (n.) A continuation of the petiole, extending from the base to the apex of the lamina of a leaf.

Midriff (n.) See Diaphragm, n., 2.

Mid sea () Alt. of Mid-sea

Mid-sea () The middle part of the sea or ocean.

Midship (a.) Of or pertaining to, or being in, the middle of a ship.

Midshipmen (pl. ) of Midshipman

Midshipman (n.) Formerly, a kind of naval cadet, in a ship of war, whose business was to carry orders, messages, reports, etc., between the officers of the quarter-deck and those of the forecastle, and render other services as required.

Midshipman (n.) In the English naval service, the second rank attained by a combatant officer after a term of service as naval cadet. Having served three and a half years in this rank, and passed an examination, he is eligible to promotion to the rank of lieutenant.

Midshipman (n.) In the United States navy, the lowest grade of officers in line of promotion, being graduates of the Naval Academy awaiting promotion to the rank of ensign.

Midshipman (n.) An American marine fish of the genus Porichthys, allied to the toadfish.

Midships (adv.) In the middle of a ship; -- properly amidships.

Midships (n. pl.) The timbers at the broadest part of the vessel.

Midst (n.) The interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest.

Midst (n.) Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs.

Midst (prep.) In the midst of; amidst.

Midst (adv.) In the middle.

Midsummer (n.) The middle of summer.

Midward (a.) Situated in the middle.

Midward (adv.) In or toward the midst.

Midway (n.) The middle of the way or distance; a middle way or course.

Midway (a.) Being in the middle of the way or distance; as, the midway air.

Midway (adv.) In the middle of the way or distance; half way.

Midweek (n.) The middle of the week. Also used adjectively.

Midwives (pl. ) of Midwife

Midwife (n.) A woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art.

Midwife (v. t.) To assist in childbirth.

Midwife (v. i.) To perform the office of midwife.

Midwifery (n.) The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.

Midwifery (n.) Assistance at childbirth; help or cooperation in production.

Midwinter (n.) The middle of winter.

Midwive (v. t.) To midwife.

Mien (n.) Aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing.

Miff (n.) A petty falling out; a tiff; a quarrel; offense.

Miff (v. t.) To offend slightly.

Might () imp. of May.

Might (v.) Force or power of any kind, whether of body or mind; energy or intensity of purpose, feeling, or action; means or resources to effect an object; strength; force; power; ability; capacity.

Mightful (a.) Mighty.

Mightily (adv.) In a mighty manner; with might; with great earnestness; vigorously; powerfully.

Mightily (adv.) To a great degree; very much.

Mightiness (n.) The quality of being mighty; possession of might; power; greatness; high dignity.

Mightiness (n.) Highness; excellency; -- with a possessive pronoun, a title of dignity; as, their high mightinesses.

Mightless (a.) Without; weak.

Mighty (n.) Possessing might; having great power or authority.

Mighty (n.) Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful.

Mighty (n.) Denoting and extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc.

Mighties (pl. ) of Mighty

Mighty (n.) A warrior of great force and courage.

Mighty (adv.) In a great degree; very.

Migniard (a.) Soft; dainty.

Migniardise (n.) Delicate fondling.

Mignon (a.) See 3d Minion.

Mignon (v. t.) To flatter.

Mignonette (n.) A plant (Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange-colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb.

Migraine (n.) Same as Megrim.

Migrant (a.) Migratory.

Migrant (n.) A migratory bird or other animal.

Migrated (imp. & p. p.) of Migrate

Migrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Migrate

Migrate (v. i.) To remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one's place of residence; to remove; as, the Moors who migrated from Africa into Spain; to migrate to the West.

Migrate (v. i.) To pass periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding; -- said of certain birds, fishes, and quadrupeds.

Migration (n.) The act of migrating.

Migratory (a.) Removing regularly or occasionally from one region or climate to another; as, migratory birds.

Migratory (a.) Hence, roving; wandering; nomad; as, migratory habits; a migratory life.

Mikado (n.) The popular designation of the hereditary sovereign of Japan.

Mikmaks (n.) Same as Micmacs.

Milage (n.) Same as Mileage.

Milanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Milan in Italy, or to its inhabitants.

Milanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Milan; people of Milan.

Milch (a.) Giving milk; -- now applied only to beasts.

Milch (a.) Tender; pitiful; weeping.

Mild (superl.) Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.

Milden (v. t.) To make mild, or milder.

Mildew (n.) A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.

Mildewed (imp. & p. p.) of Mildew

Mildewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mildew

Mildew (v. t.) To taint with mildew.

Mildew (v. i.) To become tainted with mildew.

Mildly (adv.) In a mild manner.

Mildness (n.) The quality or state of being mild; as, mildness of temper; the mildness of the winter.

Mile (n.) A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.

Mileage (n.) An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile.

Mileage (n.) Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc.

Milepost (n.) A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a mile each or the distance in miles from a given place.

Milesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Miletus, a city of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants.

Milesian (a.) Descended from King Milesius of Spain, whose two sons are said to have conquered Ireland about 1300 b. c.; or pertaining to the descendants of King Milesius; hence, Irish.

Milesian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Miletus.

Milesian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Ireland.

Milestone (n.) A stone serving the same purpose as a milepost.

Milfoil (n.) A common composite herb (Achillea Millefolium) with white flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow.

Miliaria (n.) A fever accompanied by an eruption of small, isolated, red pimples, resembling a millet seed in form or size; miliary fever.

Miliary (a.) Like millet seeds; as, a miliary eruption.

Miliary (a.) Accompanied with an eruption like millet seeds; as, a miliary fever.

Miliary (a.) Small and numerous; as, the miliary tubercles of Echini.

Miliary (n.) One of the small tubercles of Echini.

Milice (n.) Militia.

Miliola (n.) A genus of Foraminifera, having a porcelanous shell with several longitudinal chambers.

Miliolite (n.) A fossil shell of, or similar to, the genus Miliola.

Miliolite (a.) The same Milliolitic.

Miliolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Miliola; containing miliolites.

Militancy (n.) The state of being militant; warfare.

Militancy (n.) A military spirit or system; militarism.

Militant (a.) Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.

Militar (a.) Military.

Militarily (adv.) In a military manner.

Militarism (n.) A military state or condition; reliance on military force in administering government; a military system.

Militarism (n.) The spirit and traditions of military life.

Militarist (n.) A military man.

Military (a.) Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discipline; military bravery; military conduct; military renown.

Military (a.) Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition.

Military (n.) The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.

Militated (imp. & p. p.) of Militate

Militating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Militate

Militate (v. i.) To make war; to fight; to contend; -- usually followed by against and with.

Militia (n.) In the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discipline, but not subject to be called into actual service except in emergencies.

Militia (n.) Military service; warfare.

Militiamen (pl. ) of Militiaman

Militiaman (n.) One who belongs to the militia.

Militiate (v. i.) To carry on, or prepare for, war.

Milk (n.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts.

Milk (n.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.

Milk (n.) An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water.

Milk (n.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.

Milked (imp. & p. p.) of Milk

Milking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Milk

Milk (v. t.) To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of.

Milk (v. t.) To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.

Milk (v. t.) To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder.

Milk (v. i.) To draw or to yield milk.

Milken (a.) Consisting of milk.

Milker (n.) One who milks; also, a mechanical apparatus for milking cows.

Milker (n.) A cow or other animal that gives milk.

Milkful (a.) Full of milk; abounding with food.

Milkily (adv.) In a milky manner.

Milkiness (n.) State or quality of being milky.

Milk-livered (a.) White-livered; cowardly; timorous.

Milkmaid (n.) A woman who milks cows or is employed in the dairy.

Milkmen (pl. ) of Milkman

Milkman (n.) A man who sells milk or delivers is to customers.

Milksop (n.) A piece of bread sopped in milk; figuratively, an effeminate or weak-minded person.

Milk vetch () A leguminous herb (Astragalus glycyphyllos) of Europe and Asia, supposed to increase the secretion of milk in goats.

Milkweed (n.) Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates, abounding in a milky juice, and having its seed attached to a long silky down; silkweed. The name is also applied to several other plants with a milky juice, as to several kinds of spurge.

Milkwort (n.) A genus of plants (Polygala) of many species. The common European P. vulgaris was supposed to have the power of producing a flow of milk in nurses.

Milky (a.) Consisting of, or containing, milk.

Milky (a.) Like, or somewhat like, milk; whitish and turbid; as, the water is milky. "Milky juice."

Milky (a.) Yielding milk.

Milky (a.) Mild; tame; spiritless.

Mill (n.) A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.

Mill (n.) A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill.

Mill (n.) A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill.

Mill (n.) A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.

Mill (n.) A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.

Mill (n.) A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill.

Mill (n.) A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.

Mill (n.) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.

Mill (n.) A passage underground through which ore is shot.

Mill (n.) A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.

Mill (n.) A pugilistic.

Milled (imp. & p. p.) of Mill

Milling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mill

Mill (n.) To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.

Mill (n.) To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.

Mill (n.) To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin.

Mill (n.) To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.

Mill (n.) To beat with the fists.

Mill (n.) To roll into bars, as steel.

Mill (v. i.) To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.

Millboard (n.) A kind of stout pasteboard.

Mill-cake (n.) The incorporated materials for gunpowder, in the form of a dense mass or cake, ready to be subjected to the process of granulation.

Milldam (n.) A dam or mound to obstruct a water course, and raise the water to a height sufficient to turn a mill wheel.

Milled (a.) Having been subjected to some process of milling.

Millefiore glass () Slender rods or tubes of colored glass fused together and embedded in clear glass; -- used for paperweights and other small articles.

Millenarian (a.) Consisting of a thousand years; of or pertaining to the millennium, or to the Millenarians.

Millenarian (n.) One who believes that Christ will personally reign on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast.

Millenarianism (n.) Alt. of Millenarism

Millenarism (n.) The doctrine of Millenarians.

Millenary (a.) Consisting of a thousand; millennial.

Millenary (n.) The space of a thousand years; a millennium; also, a Millenarian.

Millennial (a.) Of or pertaining to the millennium, or to a thousand years; as, a millennial period; millennial happiness.

Millennialist (n.) One who believes that Christ will reign personally on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast; also, a believer in the universal prevalence of Christianity for a long period.

Millennialism (n.) Alt. of Millenniarism

Millenniarism (n.) Belief in, or expectation of, the millennium; millenarianism.

Millennist (n.) One who believes in the millennium.

Millennium (n.) A thousand years; especially, the thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world. Some believe that, during this period, Christ will reign on earth in person with his saints.

Milleped (n.) A myriapod with many legs, esp. a chilognath, as the galleyworm.

Millepora (n.) A genus of Hydrocorallia, which includes the millipores.

Millepore (n.) Any coral of the genus Millepora, having the surface nearly smooth, and perforated with very minute unequal pores, or cells. The animals are hydroids, not Anthozoa. See Hydrocorallia.

Milleporite (n.) A fossil millepore.

Miller (n.) One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.

Miller (n.) A milling machine.

Miller (n.) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller.

Miller (n.) The eagle ray.

Miller (n.) The hen harrier.

Millerite (n.) A believer in the doctrine of William Miller (d. 1849), who taught that the end of the world and the second coming of Christ were at hand.

Millerite (n.) A sulphide of nickel, commonly occurring in delicate capillary crystals, also in incrustations of a bronze yellow; -- sometimes called hair pyrites.

Millesimal (a.) Thousandth; consisting of thousandth parts; as, millesimal fractions.

Millet (n.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria Italica.

Milli- () A prefix denoting a thousandth part of; as, millimeter, milligram, milliampere.

Milliampere (n.) The thousandth part of one ampere.

Milliard (n.) A thousand millions; -- called also billion. See Billion.

Milliary (a.) Of or pertaining to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles.

Milliaries (pl. ) of Milliary

Milliary (a.) A milestone.

Millier (n.) A weight of the metric system, being one million grams; a metric ton.

Millifold (a.) Thousandfold.

Milligram (n.) Alt. of Milligramme

Milligramme (n.) A measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a grain avoirdupois.

Milliliter (n.) Alt. of Millilitre

Millilitre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a liter. It is a cubic centimeter, and is equal to .061 of an English cubic inch, or to .0338 of an American fluid ounce.

Millimeter (n.) Alt. of Millimetre

Millimetre (n.) A lineal measure in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a meter; equal to .03937 of an inch. See 3d Meter.

Milliner (n.) Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as please the fancy of women.

Milliner (n.) A person, usually a woman, who makes, trims, or deals in hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc., for women.

Millinery (n.) The articles made or sold by milliners, as headdresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ribbons, and the like.

Millinery (n.) The business of work of a milliner.

Millinet (n.) A stiff cotton fabric used by milliners for lining bonnets.

Milling (n.) The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon coin, etc.; the process of dressing surfaces of various shapes with rotary cutters. See Mill.

Million (n.) The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000, 000. See the Note under Hundred.

Million (n.) A very great number; an indefinitely large number.

Million (n.) The mass of common people; -- with the article the.

Millionaire (n.) One whose wealth is counted by millions of francs, dollars, or pounds; a very rich person; a person worth a million or more.

Millionairess (n.) A woman who is a millionaire, or the wife of a millionaire.

Millionary (a.) Of or pertaining to millions; consisting of millions; as, the millionary chronology of the pundits.

Millioned (a.) Multiplied by millions; innumerable.

Millionnaire (n.) Millionaire.

Millionth (a.) Being the last one of a million of units or objects counted in regular order from the first of a series or succession; being one of a million.

Millionth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by one million; one of a million equal parts.

Milliped (n.) The same Milleped.

Millistere (n.) A liter, or cubic decimeter.

Milliweber (n.) The thousandth part of one weber.

Millrea (n.) Alt. of Millreis

Millree (n.) Alt. of Millreis

Millreis (n.) See Milreis.

Millrind (n.) Alt. of Millrynd

Millrynd (n.) A figure supposed to represent the iron which holds a millstone by being set into its center.

Mill-sixpence (n.) A milled sixpence; -- the sixpence being one of the first English coins milled (1561).

Millstone (n.) One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance.

Millwork (n.) The shafting, gearing, and other driving machinery of mills.

Millwork (n.) The business of setting up or of operating mill machinery.

Millwright (n.) A mechanic whose occupation is to build mills, or to set up their machinery.

Milreis (n.) A Portuguese money of account rated in the treasury department of the United States at one dollar and eight cents; also, a Brazilian money of account rated at fifty-four cents and six mills.

Milt (n.) The spleen.

Milt (n.) The spermatic fluid of fishes.

Milt (n.) The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa.

Milt (v. t.) To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.

Milter (n.) A male fish.

Miltonian (a.) Miltonic.

Miltonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Milton, or his writings; as, Miltonic prose.

Miltwaste () A small European fern (Asplenium Ceterach) formerly used in medicine.

Milvine (a.) Of or resembling birds of the kite kind.

Milvine (n.) A bird related to the kite.

Milvus (n.) A genus of raptorial birds, including the European kite.

Mime (n.) A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner.

Mime (n.) An actor in such representations.

Mime (v. i.) To mimic.

Mimeograph (n.) An autographic stencil copying device invented by Edison.

Mimesis (n.) Imitation; mimicry.

Mimetene (n.) See Mimetite.

Mimetic () Alt. of Mimetical

Mimetical () Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.

Mimetical () Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, mimetic species; mimetic organisms. See Mimicry.

Mimetism (n.) Same as Mimicry.

Mimetite (n.) A mineral occurring in pale yellow or brownish hexagonal crystals. It is an arseniate of lead.

Mimic (a.) Alt. of Mimical

Mimical (a.) Imitative; mimetic.

Mimical (a.) Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures.

Mimical (a.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.

Mimic (n.) One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon.

Mimicked (imp. & p. p.) of Mimic

Mimicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mimic

Mimic (v. t.) To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.

Mimic (v. t.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.

Mimically (adv.) In an imitative manner.

Mimicker (n.) One who mimics; a mimic.

Mimicker (n.) An animal which imitates something else, in form or habits.

Mimicry (n.) The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.

Mimicry (n.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism.

Mimographer (n.) A writer of mimes.

Mimosa (n.) A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and M. pudica).

Mimotannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a variety of tannin or tannic acid found in Acacia, Mimosa, etc.

Minae (pl. ) of Mina

Minas (pl. ) of Mina

Mina (n.) An ancient weight or denomination of money, of varying value. The Attic mina was valued at a hundred drachmas.

Mina (n.) See Myna.

Minable (a.) Such as can be mined; as, minable earth.

Minacious (a.) Threatening; menacing.

Minacity (n.) Disposition to threaten.

Minaret (n.) A slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to prayer is cried by the muezzin.

Minargent (n.) An alloy consisting of copper, nickel, tungsten, and aluminium; -- used by jewelers.

Minatorially (adv.) Alt. of Minatorily

Minatorily (adv.) In a minatory manner; with threats.

Minatory (a.) Threatening; menacing.

Minaul (n.) Same as Manul.

Minced (imp. & p. p.) of Mince

Minging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mince

Mince (v. t.) To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat.

Mince (v. t.) To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of.

Mince (v. t.) To affect; to make a parade of.

Mince (v. i.) To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.

Mince (v. i.) To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.

Mince (n.) A short, precise step; an affected manner.

Mince-meat (n.) Minced meat; meat chopped very fine; a mixture of boiled meat, suet, apples, etc., chopped very fine, to which spices and raisins are added; -- used in making mince pie.

Mince pie () A pie made of mince-meat.

Mincer (n.) One who minces.

Mincing (a.) That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety.

Mincingly (adv.) In a mincing manner; not fully; with affected nicety.

Mind (v.) The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; -- often in distinction from the body.

Mind (v.) The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief.

Mind (v.) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.

Mind (v.) Courage; spirit.

Mind (v.) Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.

Minded (imp. & p. p.) of Mind

Minding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mind

Mind (n.) To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.

Mind (n.) To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.

Mind (n.) To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.

Mind (n.) To have in mind; to purpose.

Mind (n.) To put in mind; to remind.

Mind (v. i.) To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.

Minded (a.) Disposed; inclined; having a mind.

Minder (n.) One who minds, tends, or watches something, as a child, a machine, or cattle; as, a minder of a loom.

Minder (n.) One to be attended; specif., a pauper child intrusted to the care of a private person.

Mindful (a.) Bearing in mind; regardful; attentive; heedful; observant.

Minding (n.) Regard; mindfulness.

Mindless (a.) Not indued with mind or intellectual powers; stupid; unthinking.

Mindless (a.) Unmindful; inattentive; heedless; careless.

Mine (n.) See Mien.

Mine (pron. & a.) Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel.

Mine (v. i.) To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise.

Mine (v. i.) To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.

Mined (imp. & p. p.) of Mine

Mining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mine

Mine (v. t.) To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.

Mine (v. t.) To dig into, for ore or metal.

Mine (v. t.) To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.

Mine (v. i.) A subterranean cavity or passage

Mine (v. i.) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by digging; -- distinguished from the pits from which stones for architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries.

Mine (v. i.) A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.

Mine (v. i.) Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.

Mine (v. i.) Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.

Miner (n.) One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners.

Miner (n.) Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.

Miner (n.) The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).

Mineral (v. i.) An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals.

Mineral (v. i.) A mine.

Mineral (v. i.) Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

Mineral (a.) Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.

Mineral (a.) Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.

Mineralist (n.) One versed in minerals; mineralogist.

Mineralization (n.) The process of mineralizing, or forming a mineral by combination of a metal with another element; also, the process of converting into a mineral, as a bone or a plant.

Mineralization (n.) The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.

Mineralization (n.) The conversion of a cell wall into a material of a stony nature.

Mineralized (imp. & p. p.) of Mineralize

Mineralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mineralize

Mineralize (v. t.) To transform into a mineral.

Mineralize (v. t.) To impregnate with a mineral; as, mineralized water.

Mineralize (v. i.) To go on an excursion for observing and collecting minerals; to mineralogize.

Mineralizer (n.) An element which is combined with a metal, thus forming an ore. Thus, in galena, or lead ore, sulphur is a mineralizer; in hematite, oxygen is a mineralizer.

Mineralogical (a.) Of or pertaining to mineralogy; as, a mineralogical table.

Mineralogically (adv.) According to the principles of, or with reference to, mineralogy.

Mineralogist (n.) One versed in mineralogy; one devoted to the study of minerals.

Mineralogist (n.) A carrier shell (Phorus).

Mineralogize (v. i.) To study mineralogy by collecting and examining minerals.

Mineralogies (pl. ) of Mineralogy

Mineralogy (n.) The science which treats of minerals, and teaches how to describe, distinguish, and classify them.

Mineralogy (n.) A treatise or book on this science.

Minerva (n.) The goddess of wisdom, of war, of the arts and sciences, of poetry, and of spinning and weaving; -- identified with the Grecian Pallas Athene.

Minette (n.) The smallest of regular sizes of portrait photographs.

Minever (n.) Same as Miniver.

Minge (v. t.) To mingle; to mix.

Minge (n.) A small biting fly; a midge.

Mingled (imp. & p. p.) of Mingle

Mingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mingle

Mingle (v. t.) To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.

Mingle (v. t.) To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.

Mingle (v. t.) To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.

Mingle (v. t.) To put together; to join.

Mingle (v. t.) To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.

Mingle (v. i.) To become mixed or blended.

Mingle (n.) A mixture.

Mingleable (a.) That can be mingled.

Mingledly (adv.) Confusedly.

Mingle-mangle (v. t.) To mix in a disorderly way; to make a mess of.

Mingle-mangle (n.) A hotchpotch.

Minglement (n.) The act of mingling, or the state of being mixed.

Mingler (n.) One who mingles.

Minglingly (adv.) In a mingling manner.

Minaceous (a.) Of the color of minium or red lead; miniate.

Miniard (a.) Migniard.

Miniardize (v. t.) To render delicate or dainty.

Miniated (imp. & p. p.) of Miniate

Miniating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miniate

Miniate (v. t.) To paint or tinge with red lead or vermilion; also, to decorate with letters, or the like, painted red, as the page of a manuscript.

Miniate (a.) Of or pertaining to the color of red lead or vermilion; painted with vermilion.

Miniature (v.) Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediaeval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait.

Miniature (v.) Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.

Miniature (v.) Lettering in red; rubric distinction.

Miniature (v.) A particular feature or trait.

Miniature (a.) Being on a small; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.

Miniature (v. t.) To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.

Miniaturist (n.) A painter of miniatures.

Minibus (n.) A kind of light passenger vehicle, carrying four persons.

Minie ball () A conical rifle bullet, with a cavity in its base plugged with a piece of iron, which, by the explosion of the charge, is driven farther in, expanding the sides to fit closely the grooves of the barrel.

Minie rifle () A rifle adapted to minie balls.

Minified (imp. & p. p.) of Minify

Minifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Minify

Minify (v. t.) To make small, or smaller; to diminish the apparent dimensions of; to lessen.

Minify (v. t.) To degrade by speech or action.

Minikin (n.) A little darling; a favorite; a minion.

Minikin (n.) A little pin.

Minikin (a.) Small; diminutive.

Minim (n.) Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like.

Minim (n.) The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm.

Minim (n.) A small fish; a minnow.

Minim (n.) A little man or being; a dwarf.

Minim (n.) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits of friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.

Minim (n.) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets.

Minim (n.) A short poetical encomium.

Minim (a.) Minute.

Miniment (n.) A trifle; a trinket; a token.

Minimization (n.) The act or process of minimizing.

Minimized (imp. & p. p.) of Minimize

Minimizimg (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Minimize

Minimize (v. t.) To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum.

Minima (pl. ) of Minimum

Minimum (n.) The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed to maximum.

Minimi (pl. ) of Minimus

Minimus (n.) A being of the smallest size.

Minimus (n.) The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes.

Mining (v. i.) The act or business of making mines or of working them.

Mining (a.) Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.

Minion (n.) Minimum.

Minion (n.) A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; -- in a good sense.

Minion (n.) An obsequious or servile dependent or agent of another; a fawning favorite.

Minion (n.) A small kind of type, in size between brevier and nonpareil.

Minion (n.) An ancient form of ordnance, the caliber of which was about three inches.

Minion (a.) Fine; trim; dainty.

Minionette (a.) Small; delicate.

Minionette (n.) A size of type between nonpareil and minion; -- used in ornamental borders, etc.

Minioning (n.) Kind treatment.

Minionize (v. t.) To flavor.

Minionlike (a. & adv.) Alt. of Minionly

Minionly (a. & adv.) Like a minion; daintily.

Minionship (n.) State of being a minion.

Minious (a.) Of the color of red or vermilion.

Minish (a.) To diminish; to lessen.

Minishment (n.) The act of diminishing, or the state of being diminished; diminution.

Minister (n.) A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.

Minister (n.) An officer of justice.

Minister (n.) One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.

Minister (n.) A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.

Minister (n.) One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.

Ministered (imp. & p. p.) of Minister

Ministering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Minister

Minister (n.) To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.

Minister (v. i.) To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular.

Minister (v. i.) To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies.

Ministerial (a.) Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant.

Ministerial (a.) Of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal.

Ministerial (a.) Tending to advance or promote; contributive.

Ministerialist (n.) A supporter of the ministers, or the party in power.

Ministerially (adv.) In a ministerial manner; in the character or capacity of a minister.

Ministery (n.) See Ministry.

Ministracy (n.) Ministration.

Ministral (a.) Ministerial.

Ministrant (a.) Performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command; subordinate.

Ministrant (n.) One who ministers.

Ministration (n.) The act of ministering; service; ministry.

Ministrative (a.) Serving to aid; ministering.

Ministress (n.) A woman who ministers.

Ministry (n.) The act of ministering; ministration; service.

Ministry (n.) Agency; instrumentality.

Ministry (n.) The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.

Ministry (n.) The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.

Ministry (n.) Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.

Ministryship (n.) The office of a minister.

Minium (n.) A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also red lead.

Miniver (n.) A fur esteemed in the Middle Ages as a part of costume. It is uncertain whether it was the fur of one animal only or of different animals.

Minivet (n.) A singing bird of India of the family Campephagidae.

Mink (n.) A carnivorous mammal of the genus Putorius, allied to the weasel. The European mink is Putorius lutreola. The common American mink (P. vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.

Minnesinger (n.) A love-singer; specifically, one of a class of German poets and musicians who flourished from about the middle of the twelfth to the middle of the fourteenth century. They were chiefly of noble birth, and made love and beauty the subjects of their verses.

Minnow (n.) A small European fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Phoxinus laevis, formerly Leuciscus phoxinus); sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; -- called also minim and minny. The name is also applied to several allied American species, of the genera Phoxinus, Notropis, or Minnilus, and Rhinichthys.

Minnow (n.) Any of numerous small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and related genera. They live both in fresh and in salt water. Called also killifish, minny, and mummichog.

Minny (n.) A minnow.

Mino bird () An Asiatic bird (Gracula musica), allied to the starlings. It is black, with a white spot on the wings, and a pair of flat yellow wattles on the head. It is often tamed and taught to pronounce words.

Minor (a.) Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.

Minor (a.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.

Minor (n.) A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty-one years of age.

Minor (n.) The minor term, that is, the subject of the conclusion; also, the minor premise, that is, that premise which contains the minor term; in hypothetical syllogisms, the categorical premise. It is the second proposition of a regular syllogism, as in the following: Every act of injustice partakes of meanness; to take money from another by gaming is an act of injustice; therefore, the taking of money from another by gaming partakes of meanness.

Minor (n.) A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.

Minorate (v. t.) To diminish.

Minoration (n.) A diminution.

Minoress (n.) See Franciscan Nuns, under Franciscan, a.

Minorite (n.) A Franciscan friar.

Minorities (pl. ) of Minority

Minority (a. & n.) The state of being a minor, or under age.

Minority (a. & n.) State of being less or small.

Minority (a. & n.) The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.

Minos (n.) A king and lawgiver of Crete, fabled to be the son of Jupiter and Europa. After death he was made a judge in the Lower Regions.

Minotaur (n.) A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by Daedalus in Crete.

Minow (n.) See Minnow.

Minster (n.) A church of a monastery. The name is often retained and applied to the church after the monastery has ceased to exist (as Beverly Minster, Southwell Minster, etc.), and is also improperly used for any large church.

Minstrel (n.) In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a harp or other instrument; in modern times, a poet; a bard; a singer and harper; a musician.

Minstrelsy (n.) The arts and occupation of minstrels; the singing and playing of a minstrel.

Minstrelsy (n.) Musical instruments.

Minstrelsy (n.) A collective body of minstrels, or musicians; also, a collective body of minstrels' songs.

Mint (n.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha.

Mint (n.) A place where money is coined by public authority.

Mint (n.) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.

Minted (imp. & p. p.) of Mint

Minting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mint

Mint (v. t.) To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.

Mint (v. t.) To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.

Mintage (n.) The coin, or other production, made in a mint.

Mintage (n.) The duty paid to the mint for coining.

Minter (n.) One who mints.

Mintmen (pl. ) of Mintman

Mintman (n.) One skilled in coining, or in coins; a coiner.

Mint-master (n.) The master or superintendent of a mint. Also used figuratively.

Minuend (n.) The number from which another number is to be subtracted.

Minuet (n.) A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupee, a high step, and a balance.

Minuet (n.) A tune or air to regulate the movements of the dance so called; a movement in suites, sonatas, symphonies, etc., having the dance form, and commonly in 3-4, sometimes 3-8, measure.

Minum (n.) A small kind of printing type; minion.

Minum (n.) A minim.

Minus (a.) Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity.

Minuscule (n.) Any very small, minute object.

Minuscule (n.) A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.

Minuscule (a.) Of the size and style of minuscules; written in minuscules.

Minutary (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, minutes.

Minute (n.) The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)

Minute (n.) The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus ('); as, 10! 20').

Minute (n.) A nautical or a geographic mile.

Minute (n.) A coin; a half farthing.

Minute (n.) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.

Minute (n.) A point of time; a moment.

Minute (n.) The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate.

Minute (n.) A fixed part of a module. See Module.

Minute (a.) Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.

Minute (p. pr. & vb. n.) To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.

Minute (a.) Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable.

Minute (a.) Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.

Minute-jack (n.) A figure which strikes the hour on the bell of some fanciful clocks; -- called also jack of the clock house.

Minute-jack (n.) A timeserver; an inconstant person.

Minutely (adv.) In a minute manner; with minuteness; exactly; nicely.

Minutely (a.) Happening every minute; continuing; unceasing.

Minutely (adv.) At intervals of a minute; very often and regularly.

Minutemen (pl. ) of Minuteman

Minuteman (n.) A militiaman who was to be ready to march at a moment's notice; -- a term used in the American Revolution.

Minuteness (n.) The quality of being minute.

Minutiae (pl. ) of Minutia

Minutia (n.) A minute particular; a small or minor detail; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Minx (n.) A pert or a wanton girl.

Minx (n.) A she puppy; a pet dog.

Minx (n.) The mink; -- called also minx otter.

Miny (a.) Abounding with mines; like a mine.

Miocene (a.) Of or pertaining to the middle division of the Tertiary.

Miocene (n.) The Miocene period. See Chart of Geology.

Miohippus (n.) An extinct Miocene mammal of the Horse family, closely related to the genus Anhithecrium, and having three usable hoofs on each foot.

Miquelet (n.) An irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.

Mir (n.) A Russian village community.

Mir (n.) Same as Emir.

Mira (n.) A remarkable variable star in the constellation Cetus (/ Ceti).

Mirabilaries (pl. ) of Mirabilary

Mirabilary (n.) One who, or a work which, narrates wonderful things; one who writes of wonders.

Mirabilis (n.) A genus of plants. See Four-o'clock.

Mirabilite (n.) Native sodium sulphate; Glauber's salt.

Mirable (a.) Wonderful; admirable.

Miracle (n.) A wonder or wonderful thing.

Miracle (n.) Specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed.

Miracle (n.) A miracle play.

Miracle (n.) A story or legend abounding in miracles.

Miracle (v. t.) To make wonderful.

Miraculize (v. t.) To cause to seem to be a miracle.

Miraculous (a.) Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes.

Miraculous (a.) Supernatural; wonderful.

Miraculous (a.) Wonder-working.

Mirador (n.) Same as Belvedere.

Mirage (n.) An optical effect, sometimes seen on the ocean, but more frequently in deserts, due to total reflection of light at the surface common to two strata of air differently heated. The reflected image is seen, commonly in an inverted position, while the real object may or may not be in sight. When the surface is horizontal, and below the eye, the appearance is that of a sheet of water in which the object is seen reflected; when the reflecting surface is above the eye, the image is seen projected against the sky. The fata Morgana and looming are species of mirage.

Mirbane (n.) See Nitrobenzene.

Mire (n.) An ant.

Mire (n.) Deep mud; wet, spongy earth.

Mired (imp. & p. p.) of Mire

Miring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mire

Mire (v. t.) To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon.

Mire (v. t.) To soil with mud or foul matter.

Mire (v. i.) To stick in mire.

Mirific (a.) Alt. of Mirifical

Mirifical (a.) Working wonders; wonderful.

Mirificent (a.) Wonderful.

Miriness (n.) The quality of being miry.

Mirk (a.) Dark; gloomy; murky.

Mirk (n.) Darkness; gloom; murk.

Mirksome (a.) Dark; gloomy; murky.

Mirky (a.) Dark; gloomy. See Murky.

Mirror (n.) A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light.

Mirror (n.) That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.

Mirror (n.) See Speculum.

Mirrored (imp. & p. p.) of Mirror

Mirroring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mirror

Mirror (v. t.) To reflect, as in a mirror.

Mirth (n.) Merriment; gayety accompanied with laughter; jollity.

Mirth (n.) That which causes merriment.

Mirthful (a.) Full of mirth or merriment; merry; as, mirthful children.

Mirthful (a.) Indicating or inspiring mirth; as, a mirthful face.

Mirthless (a.) Without mirth.

Miry (a.) Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy; as, a miry road.

Mirza (n.) The common title of honor in Persia, prefixed to the surname of an individual. When appended to the surname, it signifies Prince.

Mis- () A prefix used adjectively and adverbially in the sense of amiss, wrong, ill, wrongly, unsuitably; as, misdeed, mislead, mischief, miscreant.

Mis (a. & adv.) Wrong; amiss.

Misacceptation (n.) Wrong acceptation; understanding in a wrong sense.

Misaccompt (v. t.) To account or reckon wrongly.

Misadjust (v. t.) To adjust wrongly of unsuitably; to throw of adjustment.

Misadjustment (n.) Wrong adjustment; unsuitable arrangement.

Misadventure (n.) Mischance; misfortune; ill lick; unlucky accident; ill adventure.

Misadventured (a.) Unfortunate.

Misadventurous (a.) Unfortunate.

Misadvertence (n.) Inadvertence.

Misadvice (n.) Bad advice.

Misadvise (v. t.) To give bad counsel to.

Misadvised (a.) Ill advised.

Misaffect (v. t.) To dislike.

Misaffected (a.) Ill disposed.

Misaffection (n.) An evil or wrong affection; the state of being ill affected.

Misaffirm (v. t.) To affirm incorrectly.

Misaimed (a.) Not rightly aimed.

Misallegation (n.) A erroneous statement or allegation.

Misallege (v. t.) To state erroneously.

Misalliance (n.) A marriage with a person of inferior rank or social station; an improper alliance; a mesalliance.

Misallied (a.) Wrongly allied or associated.

Misallotment (n.) A wrong allotment.

Misalter (v. t.) To alter wrongly; esp., to alter for the worse.

Misanthrope (n.) A hater of mankind; a misanthropist.

Misanthropic (a.) Alt. of Misanthropical

Misanthropical (a.) Hating or disliking mankind.

Misanthropist (n.) A misanthrope.

Misanthropos (n.) A misanthrope.

Misanthropy (n.) Hatred of, or dislike to, mankind; -- opposed to philanthropy.

Misapplication (n.) A wrong application.

Misapplied (imp. & p. p.) of Misapply

Misapplying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misapply

Misapply (v. t.) To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose; as, to misapply a name or title; to misapply public money.

Misappreciated (a.) Improperly appreciated.

Misapprehend (v. t.) To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand.

Misapprehension (n.) A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one's meaning of a fact; misconception; misunderstanding.

Misapprehensively (adv.) By, or with, misapprehension.

Misappropriate (v. t.) To appropriate wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose.

Misappropriation (n.) Wrong appropriation; wrongful use.

Misarranged (imp. & p. p.) of Misarrange

Misarranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misarrange

Misarrange (v. t.) To place in a wrong order, or improper manner.

Misarrangement (n.) Wrong arrangement.

Misarcribe (v. t.) To ascribe wrongly.

Misassay (v. t.) To assay, or attempt, improperly or unsuccessfully.

Misassign (v. t.) To assign wrongly.

Misattend (v. t.) To misunderstand; to disregard.

Misaventure (n.) Misadventure.

Misavize (v. t.) To misadvise.

Misbear (v. t.) To carry improperly; to carry (one's self) wrongly; to misbehave.

Misbecome (v. t.) Not to become; to suit ill; not to befit or be adapted to.

Misbecoming (a.) Unbecoming.

Misbode (imp.) of Misbede

Misboden (p. p.) of Misbede

Misbede (v. t.) To wrong; to do injury to.

Misbefitting (a.) No befitting.

Misbegot (p. a.) Alt. of Misbegotten

Misbegotten (p. a.) Unlawfully or irregularly begotten; of bad origin; pernicious.

Misbehaved (imp. & p. p.) of Misbehave

Misbehaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misbehave

Misbehave (v. t. & i.) To behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly; -- often used with a reciprocal pronoun.

Misbehaved (a.) Guilty of ill behavior; illbred; rude.

Misbehavior (n.) Improper, rude, or uncivil behavior; ill conduct.

Misbelief (n.) Erroneous or false belief.

Misbelieve (v. i.) To believe erroneously, or in a false religion.

Misbeliever (n.) One who believes wrongly; one who holds a false religion.

Misbeseem (v. t.) To suit ill.

Misbestow (v. t.) To bestow improperly.

Misbestowal (n.) The act of misbestowing.

Misbileve (n.) Misbelief; unbelief; suspicion.

Misbode () imp. of Misbede.

Misboden () p. p. of Misbede.

Misborn (a.) Born to misfortune.

Miscalculate (v. t. & i.) To calculate erroneously; to judge wrongly.

Miscall (v. t.) To call by a wrong name; to name improperly.

Miscall (v. t.) To call by a bad name; to abuse.

Miscarriage (n.) Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination.

Miscarriage (n.) Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous.

Miscarriage (n.) The act of bringing forth before the time; premature birth.

Miscarriageable (a.) Capable of miscarrying; liable to fail.

Miscarried (imp. & p. p.) of Miscarry

Miscarrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miscarry

Miscarry (v. i.) To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat.

Miscarry (v. i.) To bring forth young before the proper time.

Miscast (v. t.) To cast or reckon wrongly.

Miscast (n.) An erroneous cast or reckoning.

Miscegenation (n.) A mixing of races; amalgamation, as by intermarriage of black and white.

Miscellanarian (a.) Of or pertaining to miscellanies.

Miscellanarian (n.) A writer of miscellanies.

Miscellane (n.) A mixture of two or more sorts of grain; -- now called maslin and meslin.

Miscellanea (n. pl.) A collection of miscellaneous matters; matters of various kinds.

Miscellaneous (a.) Mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a miscellaneous collection.

Miscellanist (n.) A writer of miscellanies; miscellanarian.

Miscellanies (pl. ) of Miscellany

Miscellany (n.) A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects.

Miscellany (a.) Miscellaneous; heterogeneous.

Miscensure (v. t.) To misjudge.

Miscensure (n.) Erroneous judgment.

Mischance (n.) Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap.

Mischance (v. i.) To happen by mischance.

Mischanceful (a.) Unlucky.

Mischaracterize (v. t.) To characterize falsely or erroneously; to give a wrong character to.

Mischarge (v. t.) To charge erroneously, as in account.

Mischarge (n.) A mistake in charging.

Mischief (n.) Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport.

Mischief (n.) Cause of trouble or vexation; trouble.

Mischief (v. t.) To do harm to.

Mischiefable (a.) Mischievous.

Mischiefful (a.) Mischievous.

Mischief-maker (n.) One who makes mischief; one who excites or instigates quarrels or enmity.

Mischief-making (a.) Causing harm; exciting enmity or quarrels.

Mischief-making (n.) The act or practice of making mischief, inciting quarrels, etc.

Mischievous (a.) Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.

Mischna (n.) See Mishna.

Mischnic (a.) See Mishnic.

Mischose (imp.) of Mischoose

Mischosen (p. p.) of Mischoose

Mischoosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mischoose

Mischoose (v. t.) To choose wrongly.

Mischoose (v. i.) To make a wrong choice.

Mischristen (v. t.) To christen wrongly.

Miscibility (n.) Capability of being mixed.

Miscible (a.) Capable of being mixed; mixable; as, water and alcohol are miscible in all proportions.

Miscitation (n.) Erroneous citation.

Miscite (v. t.) To cite erroneously.

Misclaim (n.) A mistaken claim.

Miscognizant (a.) Not cognizant; ignorant; not knowing.

Miscognize (v. t.) To fail to apprehend; to misunderstand.

Miscollocation (n.) Wrong collocation.

Miscolor (v. t.) To give a wrong color to; figuratively, to set forth erroneously or unfairly; as, to miscolor facts.

Miscomfort (n.) Discomfort.

Miscomprehend (v. t.) To get a