||B is the second letter, and the first articulation, or consonant, in the English, as in the ...
||B'AA, n. The cry or appropriate bleating of sheep.B'AA, v.i. To cry or bleat as sheep.
||BA'AL, n. An idol among the ancient Chaldeans and Syrians, representing the sun. The word ...
||BAB'BLE, v.i. 1. To utter words imperfectly or indistinctly, as children.2. To talk idly or ...
||BAB'BLEMENT, n. Idle talk; senseless prate; unmeaning words.
||BAB'BLER, n. An idle talker; an irrational prattler; a teller of secrets.
||BAB'BLING, ppr. Talking idly; telling secrets.2. Uttering a succession of murmuring sounds; as a ...
||BABE, n. [L. pupus,a word of endearment; pupa, little girl; whence pupillus, pupilla, pupil.]An ...
||BA'BEL, n. [Heb.] Confusion; disorder.
||BA'BERY, n. Finery to please a child; any trifling toy for children.
||BA'BISH, a. Like a babe; childish.
||BA'BISHLY, adv. Childishly.
||BABOON', n. A monkey of the largest species; a quadruped belonging to the genus Simia, in the ...
||BA'BY-HOUSE, n. A place for children's dolls and babies.
||BA'BY, a. Like a young child; pertaining to an infant.BA'BY, n. [See Babe.] An infant or young ...
||BA'BYHOOD, n. The state of being a baby.
||BABYLON'ICAL, a. Pertaining to Babylon, or made there; as Babylonic garments, carpets or ...
||BABYLON'ICS, n.plu. The title of a fragment of the history of the world, ending 267 years before ...
||BABYLO'NISH, a. Pertaining to Babylon, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia, or to the ...
||BABYROUS'SA, n. In zoology, the Indian hog, a native of Celebes, and of Buero, but not found on ...
||BAC or BACK, n.1. In navigation, a ferry-boat or praam.2. In brewing, a large flat tub, or ...
||BAC'CA, n.[L.] In botany, a berry; a fruit which consists of a pulpy pericarp, without valves, ...
||BACCALAU'REATE, n. [The first part of this word is from the same root as bachelor; or as Bailey ...
||BAC'CATED, a. [L. baccatus, garnished with pearls, from bacca, a berry.]Set or adorned with pearls; ...
||BACCHANA'LIAN, n.[from Bacchus, Gr.,the deity of wine and revelling. L. poculum.] One who indulges ...
||BAC'CHANALS, n.plu. Drunken feasts; the revels of bacchanalians. In antiquity, feasts in honor of ...
||BAC'CHIC, a. Jovial; drunken; mad with intoxication.2. Relating to Bacchus, the god of wine; as, ...
||BAC'CHIUS, n. In ancient poetry, a foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; as in ...
||BACCIF'FEROUS, a.[L.baccifer,of bacca, a berry, and fero, to bear.]That produces berries. [See ...
||BACCIV'OROUS, a.[L. bacca,berry, and voro, to eat.]Eating or subsisting on berries; as baccivorous ...
||BACH'ELOR, n.[L.baculus, a stick, that is, a shoot.]1. A young man who has not been married.2. A ...
||BACH'ELORSHIP, n. The state of being a bachelor.2. The state of one who has taken his first ...
||BACK, n.1. The upper part of an animal, particularly of a quadruped, whose back is a ridge. In ...
||BACK'BITE, v.t. [back and bite] To censure, slander, reproach, or speak evil of the absent. ...
||BACK'BITER, n. One who slanders, calumniates or speaks ill of the absent.
||BACK'BITING, n. The act of slandering the absent; secret calumny. 2Cor.xii.
||BACKBI'TINGLY, adv. With secret slander.
||BACK'BOARD, n. [back and board.] A board placed across the after part of a boat.
||BACKBO'NE, n. [back and bone.] The bone of the back; or the spine.
||BACK'CARRY, n. A having on the back; a term of law.
||BACKDOOR, n. [back and door.] A door on the back part of a bulding; a private passage; and ...
||BACK'ED, pp. Mounted; having on the back; supported by aid; seconded; moved backward.BACK'ED, a. ...
||BACK'FRIEND, n. [back and friend.] A secret enemy.
||BACKGAM'MON, n. A game played by two persons, upon a table, with box and dice. The table is in two ...
||BACK'GROUND, n. [back and ground.] Ground in the rear or behind, as opposed to the front.2. A ...
||BACK'HANDED,a. [back and hand.] With the hand turned backward; as a backhanded blow.BACK'HANDED, ...
||BACK'HOUSE, n.[back and house.] A building behind the main or front building.6
||BACK'ING, ppr. Mounting; moving back, as a horse; seconding.
||BACK'PAINTING, n.[back and paint.] The method of painting mezzotinto prints, pasted on glass of a ...
||BACK'PIECE, n.[back and piece.] The piece of armor which covers the back.
||BACK'RETURN, n. Repeated return.
||BACK'ROOM, n.[back and room.] A room behind the front room, or in the back part of the house.
||BACKS, n. Among dealers in leather, the thickest and best tanned hides.
||BACK'SET, a.[back and set.] Set upon in the rear.
||BACK'SIDE, n. [back and side.] The back part of anything; the part behind that which is presented ...
||BACKSLI'DE, v.i. [back and slide.] To fall off; to apostatize; to turn gradually from the faith ...
||BACKSLI'DER, n. An apostate; one who falls from the faith and practice of religion. Prov.xiv.2. ...
||BACKSLI'DING, n. The act of apostatizing from faith or practice; a falling insensibly from ...
||BACK'STAFF, n. [back and staff, so called from its being used with the observer's back toward the ...
||BACK'STAIRS, n.[back and stairs.]Stairs in the back part of a house; private stairs; and ...
||BACK'STAYS, n. [back and stay.]Long ropes or stays extending from the top-mast heads to both sides ...
||BACK'SWORD,n. [back and sword.]A sword with one sharp edge. In England, a stick with a basket ...
||BACK'WARDLY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly; adversely; perversely.
||BACK'WARDNESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance, dilatoriness, or dullness in action.2. A state of ...
||BACK'WARDS, adv.[back and ward. See Ward.] With the back in advance; as, to move backward. 2. ...
||BACK'WORM, n.[back and worm.] A small worm, in a thin skin, in the reins of a hawk. [See ...
||BA'CON, n. ba'kn.Hog's flesh, salted or pickled and dried, usually in smoke. To save one's bacon, ...
||BAC'ULE, n. In fortification, a kind of portcullis or gate, made8like a pit-fall, with a ...
||BAC'ULITE, n.[L.baculus.]A genus of fossil shells, of a straight form, in their cellular structure ...
||BACULOM'ETRY, n. [L. baculus, a staff, and Gr. measure.]The act of measuring distance of altitude ...
||BAD, a.[Heb. to perish or destroy]1. Ill; evil; opposed to good; a word of general use, denoting ...
||BAD,BADE, the past tense of bid. [See Bid.]
||BADGE, n.[I know not the affinities of this word, not having found it in any other language. ...
||BADG'ER-LEGGED, a. Having legs like a badger. Johnson says having legs of unequal length; but, ...
||BADG'ER, n. In law, a person who is licensed to buy corn in one place and sell it in another, ...
||BADIA'GA, n. A small spunge, common in the North of Europe, the powder of which is used to take ...
||BADIGE'ON, n. A mixture of plaster and free stone, ground together and sifted, used by statuaries ...
||BAD'INAGE, n. Light or playful discourse.
||BAD'LY, adv. [from bad.] In a bad manner; not well, unskillfully; grievously; unfortunately; ...
||BAD'NESS, n. The state of being bad, evil, vicious or depraved; want of good qualities, natural or ...
||BAF'FLE, v.t. To mock or elude by artifice; to elude by shifts and turns; hence to defeat, or ...
||BAF'FLED, pp. Eluded; defeated; confounded.
||BAF'FLER, n. One that baffles.
||BAF'FLING, ppr. Eluding by shifts, and turns, or by stratagem; defeating; confounding. A baffling ...
||BAG, n.[Norm. bage, a bag, a coffer, bagnes, baggage. This word seems to be from the root of pack, ...
||BAGATELLE, n. bagatel'. A trifle; a thing of no importance.
||BAG'GAGE, n. [Eng.package.]1. The tents, clothing, utensils, and other necessaries of an army.2. ...
||BAG'GING, ppr. Swelling; becoming protuberant.BAG'GING, n. The cloth or materials for bags. ...
||BAGNIO, n. ban'yo.[L.balneum.]1. A bath; a house for bathing, cupping, sweating and otherwise ...
||BAG'PIPE, N.[bag and pipe.]A musical wind instrument, used chiefly in Scotland and Ireland. It ...
||BAG'PIPER, n. One who plays on a bag-pipe.
||BAG'RE, n. A small bearded fish, a species of Silurus, anguilliform, of a silvery hue, without ...
||BAG'REEF, n.[bag and reef.] A fourth and lower reef used in the British navy.
||BAGUET', n. In architecture, a little round molding, less than an astragal, sometimes carved and ...
||BAIGNE, v.t. To soak or drench. [Not used.]
||BA'IKALITE, n.[From Baikal, a lake in Northern Asia.]A mineral occurring in acicular prisms, ...
||BAIL, v.t.1. To set free, deliver, or liberate from arrest and imprisonment, upon security given ...
||BA'ILABLE, a. That may be set free upon bond with sureties; that may be admitted to bail; used of ...
||BA'ILBOND, n. A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his surety, to insure the prisoner's ...
||BA'ILED, pp. Released from custody on bonds for appearance in court.2. Delivered in trust, to be ...
||BAILEE',n. The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and ...
||BA'ILIF, n.[Heb.lord,chief.] In England, an officer appointed by the sheriff. Bailiffs are either ...
||BA'ILIWICK, n.[bailli, an officer, see bailiff.]The precincts in which a bailiff has jurisdiction; ...
||BA'ILMENT, n. [from bail.]A delivery of goods, in trust, upon a contract, expressed or implied, ...
||BA'ILOR, n. One who delivers goods to another in trust, for some particular purpose.
||BA'ILPIECE, n. A slip of parchment or paper containing a recognizance of bail above or bail to the ...
||BAIT, n.1. Any substance for food, proper to be used or actually used, to catch fish, or other ...
||BA'ITED, pp. Furnished with bait; allured; tempted.2. Fed, or refreshed, on the road.3. Harassed ...
||BA'ITING, ppr. Furnishing with bait; tempting; alluring.2. Feeding; refreshing at an inn.3. ...
||BAIZE, n. A coarse woolen stuff, with a long nap, sometimes frized on one side, without wale, ...
||BAKE, v.t.141. To heat, dry and harden, as in an oven or furnace, or under coals of fire; to dress ...
||BA'KED, pp. Dried and hardened by heat; dressed in heat; as baked meat.
||BA'KEHOUSE, n. [bake and house.] A house or building for baking.
||BA'KEMEATS, n. Meats prepared for food in an oven. Gen.xl.
||BA'KEN, pp. The same as baked, and nearly obsolete.
||BA'KER-FOOT, n. An ill-shaped or distorted foot.
||BA'KER-LEGGED, a. One who has crooked legs, or legs that bend inward at the knees.
||BA'KER, n. One whose occupation is to bake bread, biscuit, &c.
||BA'KERY, n. The trade of a baker.2. A place occupied with the business of baking bread, &c.
||BA'KING, ppr. Drying and hardening in heat; dressing or cooking in a close place, or in heat.
||BAL'AN, n. A fish of a beautiful yellow, variegated with orange, a species of wrasse, caught on ...
||BAL'ANCE-REEF, n. A reef band that crosses a sail diagonally, used to contract it in a storm.
||BAL'ANCE, n. [L.bilanx, bis, twice, and lanz, a dish, the double dish.]1. A pair of scales, for ...
||BAL'ANCED, pp. Charged with equal weights; standing on an equipoise, regulated so as to be equal; ...
||BAL'ANCER,n. The person who weighs, or who uses a balance.2. A member of an insect useful in ...
||BAL'ANCING, ppr. Charging with equal weights; being in a state of equipoise; bringing to a state ...
||BAL'ANITE, n. A fossil shell of the genus Balanus.
||BAL'AS, n. A variety of spinel ruby, of a pale rose red, or inclining to orange. Its crystals are ...
||BAL'CONY, n. In architecture, a frame of wood, iron or stone, in front of a house or other ...
||BALD, a. bauld. 1. Destitute of hair, especially on the top and back of the head.2. Destitute of ...
||BALD'AQUIN, n. In architecture, a building in form of a canopy, supported by columns, and often ...
||BALD'ERDASH, n. Mean, senseless prate; a jargon of words; ribaldry; anything jumbled together ...
||BALDL'LY, adv. Nakedly; meanly; inelegantly; openly.
||BALD'NESS, n. Want of hair on the top and back of the head; loss of hair; meanness or inelegance ...
||BALD'PATE, n. A pate without hair.
||BALD'PATED, a. Destitute of hair; shorn of hair.
||BALD'RICK, n. [L.balleus, a belt, and rick, rich. See these words.]1. A girdle, or richly ...
||BALE, n.[Heb. to bind, to pledge, and its derivative.]1. A bundle or package of goods in a cloth ...
||BALEAR'IC, a. [Gr. to throw, because the inhabitants were good slingers.]Pertaining to the isles of ...
||BA'LEFUL, a.[See Bale.] Woeful; sad; sorrowful; full of grief; producing misery; as, a baleful ...
||BA'LEFULLY, adv. Sorrowfully; perniciously; in a calamitous manner.
||BALIS'TER, n. [L.balista, from Gr.to throw.] A cross bow.
||BALIZE, n. A sea-mark; a pole raised on a bank.
||BALK, n. bauk.1. A ridge of land, left unplowed, between furrows, or at the end of a field.2. A ...
||BALK'ED, pp. Plowed in ridges between furrows, as in American husbandry.2. Frustrated; ...
||BALK'ER, n. One who balks. In fishery, balkers are persons who stand on rocks and eminences to ...
||BALK'ING, ppr. Plowing in ridges; frustrating.
||BALL, n.[L. pila; A ball may signify a mass from collecting, or it may be that which is driven, ...
||BAL'LAD-MAKER, n. A maker or composer of ballads.
||BAL'LAD-MONGER, n. [See Monger] A dealer in writing ballads.
||BAL'LAD-SINGER, n. One whose employment is to sing ballads.
||BAL'LAD-STYLE, n. The air or manner of a ballad.
||BAL'LAD-TUNE, n. The tune of a ballad.
||BAL'LAD-WRITER, n. A composer of ballads.
||BAL'LAD, n. A song; originally, a solemn song of praise; but now a meaner kind of popular ...
||BAL'LADER, n. A writer of ballads.
||BAL'LADRY, n. The subject or style of ballads.
||BAL'LARAG, v.t. To bully; to threaten. [Not in use.]
||BAL'LAST, n.1. Heavy matter, as stone, sand or iron, laid on the bottom of a ship or other vessel, ...
||BAL'LASTED, pp. Furnished with ballast; kept steady by a counterpoising force.
||BAL'LASTING, ppr. Furnishing with ballast; keeping steady.BAL'LASTING, n. Ballast; that which is ...
||BAL'LATED, a. Sung in a ballad. [Little used.]
||BALLATOON', n. A heavy luggage boat employed on the rivers about the Caspian Lake.
||BAL'LATRY, n. A song; a jig.
||BALLAUS'TINE, n. The wild pomegranate tree.
||BAL'LET, n.201. A kind of dance; an interlude; a comic dance, consisting of a series of several ...
||BAL'LIAGE, or more correctly bailage. n.A small duty paid to the city of London by aliens, and even ...
||BALLIARDS. [See Billiards.]
||BALLISTER. [See Baluster.]
||BALLIS'TIC, a. [L. balista, an engine to throw stones, or shoot darts, from Gr.to throw or shoot.] ...
||BALLIS'TICS, n. The science or art of throwing missive weapons, by the use of an engine. The ...
||BAL'LOEN, n. A state barge of Siam, made of a single piece of timber, very long, and managed with ...
||BALLOON', n.1. In general, any spherical hollow body.2. In chimistry, a round vessel with a short ...
||BAL'LOT-BOX, n. A box for receiving ballots.
||BAL'LOT, n.1. A ball used in voting. Ballots are of different colors; those of one color give an ...
||BALLOTA'TION, n. A voting by ballot. [Little used.]
||B'ALM, n. bam.1. The sap or juice of trees or shrubs remarkable odoriferous or aromatic.2. Any ...
||B'ALMY, a. Having the qualities of balm; aromatic.2. Producing balm; as the balmy tree.3. ...
||BAL'NEAL, a. [L.balneum.] Pertaining to a bath.
||BAL'NEARY, n. [L.balnearium, from balneum.]A bathing room.
||BALNEA'TION, n. The act of bathing.
||BAL'NEATORY, a. Belonging to a bath or stove.
||BAL'OTADE, n. In the menage, a leap of pillars, or upon a strait line, so that when his fore feet ...
||BAL'SAM-SWEATING, a. Yielding balsam.
||BAL'SAM, n. [L.balsamum.] An oily, aromatic, resinous substance, flowing spontaneously or by ...
||BALSAMA'TION, n. The act of rendering balsamic.
||BALSAM'I-CAL, a. Having the qualities of balsam; stimulating; unctuous; soft; mitigating; mild.
||BAL'SAMINE, n. touch-me-not, or Impatiens, a genus of plants.
||BALT'IC, n. [From balte, belt, from certain straits or channels, surrounding its isles, called ...
||BAL'USTER, n. [L. palus; Eng.pole,pale. This is corrupted into bannister, which I have ...
||BAL'USTERED, a. Having balusters.23
||BAL'USTRADE, n. A row of balusters,joined by a rail, serving as a fence or inclosure, for altars, ...
||BAM or BEAM, as an initial syllable in names of places, signifies wood; implying that the place ...
||BAM'BOO, n. A plant of the reed kind, or genus Arundo, growing in the East Indies, and in some ...
||BAMBOO'ZLE, v.t. To confound; to deceiving; to play low tricks. [ A low word.]
||BAMBOO'ZLER, n. A cheat; one who plays low tricks.
||BAN, n.1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory. In ...
||BAN'ANA, n. A species of the genus Musa, or plantain tree, and its fruit. It rises 15 or 20 feet ...
||BAND, n.[See Bind and Bend.]1. A fillet; a cord; a tie; a chain; any narrow ligament with which a ...
||BAND'AGE, n. A fillet, roller, or swath, used in dressing and binding up wounds, restraining ...
||BANDAN'A, n. A species of silk handkerchief.
||BAND'BOX, n. A slight paper box for bands, caps, bonnets, muffs, or other light articles.
||BAND'ED, pp. Bound with a band; united in a band.
||BAND'ELET, n. Any little band or flat molding, as that which crowns the Doric architrave.
||BAND'ER, n. One that bands or associates with others.
||BAND'ERET, n. [from band.] In Swisserland, a general in chief of military forces.
||BAN'DIAN, n. The seed of a tree in China, which smells like anise seeds; used by the Chinese and ...
||BAND'IED, pp. Beat or tossed to and fro; agitated; controverted without ceremony.
||BAND'ING, ppr. Binding with a band; uniting in a band or company.
||BAN'DIT, n.plu. BAN'DITS or BANDIT'TI, An outlaw; also in a general sense, a robber; a highwayman; ...
||BAN'DLE, n. An Irish measure of two feet in length.
||BAN'DOG, n, A large species of dog.
||BANDOLEE'RS, n. A large leathern belt, thrown over the right shoulder, and hanging under the left ...
||BAN'DON, n. Disposal; license. [Not in use.]
||BAN'DORE, n. A musical stringed instrument, like a lute.
||BAND'ROL, n. 1. A little flag or streamer, in form of a guidon, used to be hung on the masts of ...
||BAND'STRING, n. A string appendant to a band.
||BAND'Y-LEGGED, a. Having crooked legs.
||BAND'Y, n. [L.pando.] A club for striking a ball at play.BAND'Y, v.t. To beat to and fro, as a ...
||BAND'YING, ppr. Beating, impelling or tossing from one to another; agitating in controversy ...
||BANE, n.[Gr. is to kill; in L. venenum is poison.]Poison of a deadly quality; hence, any fatal ...
||BA'NEBERRY, n. A name of the herb christopher, actaea, or aconitum racemosum.
||BA'NEFUL, a. Poisonous; pernicious; destructive.
||BA'NEFULLY, adv. Perniciously; destructively.
||BA'NEFULNESS, n. Poisonousness; destructiveness.
||BANG, v.t. 1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to thump; to cudgel. [A low word.]2. To beat or ...
||BAN'GLE, v.t. To waste by little and little; to squander carelessly.
||BAN'IAN, n. A man's undress or morning gown, as worn by the Banians in the E. Indies.2. A Gentoo ...
||BAN'ISH, v.t.1. To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the prince ...
||BAN'ISHED, pp. Compelled to leave one's country; driven away.
||BAN'ISHER, n. One who compels another to quit his country.
||BAN'ISHING, ppr. Compelling to quit one's country; driving away.
||BAN'ISHMENT, n. The act of a prince or government, compelling a citizen to leave his country, ...
||BANK-NOTE, n. A promissory note, issued by a banking company, signed by their President and ...
||BANK-STOCK, n. A share or shares in the capital stock of a bank.
||BANK, n. [Bank and bench are radically the same word. The sense is, that which is set, laid or ...
||BANK'ABLE, a. Receivable at a bank, as bills; or discountable, as notes. [Of recent origin.]
||BANK'ED, pp. Raised in a ridge or mound of earth; inclosed, or fortified with a bank.
||BANK'ER, n. One who keeps a bank; one who trafficks in money, receives and remits money, ...
||BANK'ING, ppr. Raising a mound or bank; inclosing with a bank. When we speak of restraining ...
||BANK'RUPT-LAW, n. A law, which, upon a bankrupt's surrendering all his property to commissioners ...
||BANKRUPT-SYSTEM, n. A system of laws and legal proceedings in regard to bankrupts and their ...
||BANK'RUPT, n. [Eng.rout,defeat. This may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the ...
||BANK'RUPTCY, n. The state of being a bankrupt, or insolvent; inability to pay all debts.2. The ...
||BANK'RUPTED, pp. Rendered insolvent.29
||BANK'RUPTING, ppr. Breaking in trade; rendering insolvent.
||BAN'NER, n. [L.pannus.]1. A square flag; a military ensign; the principal standard of a prince or ...
||BAN'NERED, a. Furnished with or bearing banners. Shield the strong foes, and rake the bannered ...
||BAN'NERET, n. A knight made in the field. Bannerets formerly constituted an order of knights or ...
||BAN'NEROL, [See Bandrol.]
||BAN'NOCK, n. A cake made of oatmeal or peas-meal, baked on an iron plate over the fire; used in ...
||BAN'OY, n. A species of hawk, somewhat larger than the English sparrow hawk; the back and wings ...
||BAN'QUET-HOUSE, n. A house where entertainments are made. Cant.xxiv. Dan v.
||BAN'QUET, n. A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. Esther v. Job xli. Amos vi.
||BAN'QUETED, pp. Feasted; richly entertained at the table.
||BAN'QUETER, n. A feaster; one who lives deliciously.2. One who makes feasts, or rich ...
||BAN'QUETING-ROOM, n. A saloon, or spacious hall for public entertainments.
||BAN'QUETING, ppr. Feasting; entertaining with rich fare.2. Partaking of rich fare.BAN'QUETING, n. ...
||BANQUETTE or BANQUET, n. banket. In fortification, a little raised way or foot bank, running ...
||BAN'SHEE or BEN'SHI, n. An Irish fairy.
||BAN'STICKLE, n. A small fish, called also stickle-back. This fish falls under the genus ...
||BAN'TER, v.t. [Gr. to mock, or deride.] To play upon in words and in good humor; to rally; to ...
||BAN'TERED, pp. Rallied; laughed at in good humor.
||BAN'TERER, n. One who banters, or laughs at with pleasantry.
||BAN'TERING, ppr. Joking; laughing at with good humor.
||BANT'LING, n. A young child; an infant.
||BAP'TISM, n. [Gr. to baptize.]1. The application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ...
||BAPTIS'MAL, a. Pertaining to baptist; as a baptismal vow.
||BAP'TIST, n. One who administers baptism. This appellation is 31appropriately given to John, the ...
||BAP'TISTERY, n. [L. baptisterium.] A place where the sacrament of baptism is administered. ...
||BAPTIS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to baptism.
||BAPTI'ZE, v.t. [See Baptism.] To administer the sacrament of baptism to; to christen. By some ...
||BAPTI'ZED, pp. Having received baptism; christened.
||BAPTI'ZER, n. One who christens, or administers baptism.
||BAPTI'ZING, ppr. Administering baptism to; christening.
||B'AR, n. [If these words are the Eng.bar, the sense is a shoot, that which shoots, passes or is ...
||B'ARB, n. [L.barba; This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots ...
||BARBA'DOES-CHERRY, n. The Malpighia, a tree growing in the W. Indies, fifteen feet high and ...
||BARBA'RIAN, n. [L. barbarus;. The sense is, foreign, wild, fierce.]1. A man in his rude, savage ...
||BARBAR'IC, a. [L. barbaricus. See Barbarian. The Romans applied this word to designate things ...
||BARBAR'ITY, n. [See Barbarian.] The manners of a barbarian; savageness; cruelty; ferociousness; ...
||B'ARBARIZE, v.t. To make barbarous. Hideous changes have barbarized France.
||B'ARBAROUS, a. Uncivilized; savage; unlettered; untutored; ignorant; unacquainted with arts; ...
||B'ARBAROUSLY, adv. In the manner of a barbarian; ignorantly; without knowledge or arts; contrary ...
||B'ARBAROUSNESS, n. Rudeness or incivility of manners.2. Impurity of language.3. Cruelty; ...
||B'ARBARY, n. A barbary horse; a barb.
||B'ARBASTEL, n. A bat with hairy lips.
||B'ARBATED, a. [L. barbatus, from barba. See Barb.]In botany, bearded; also gaping or ringent. ...
||B'ARBE. In the military art, to fire in barbe, is to fire the cannon over the parapet, instead of ...
||B'ARBECUE, n. In the West Indies, a hog roasted whole. It is, with us, used for an ox or perhaps ...
||B'ARBED, pp. [See Barb.]1. Furnished with armor; as barbed steeds.2. Bearded; jagged with hooks or ...
||B'ARBEL, n. [L. barba.]1. A fish of the genus Cyprinus, of the order of abdominals. The mouth is ...
||B'ARBER-CHIRURGEON, n. One who joins the practice of surgery with that of a barber; a practice now ...
||B'ARBER-MONGER, n. A man who frequents the barber's shop, or prides himself in being dressed by a ...
||B'ARBER, n. One whose occupation is to shave men, or to shave and dress hair.B'ARBER, v.t. To ...
||B'ARBERNESS, n. A female barber. [Not used.]
||B'ARBERRY, n. [L. berberis.]1. A plant of the genus berberis, common in hedges; called in ...
||B'ARBET, n. A name given by some French writers to a peculiar species of those worms which feed on ...
||B'ARD, n. 1. A poet and a singer among the ancient Celts; one whose occupation was to compose and ...
||B'ARDED, a. In heraldry, a caparisoned.
||BARDES'ANISTS, n. A sect of heretics, who sprung from Bardesanes, of Edessa, in Mesopotamia, in ...
||B'ARDIC, a. Pertaining to bards, or to their poetry.
||B'ARDISH, a. Pertaining to bards; written by a bard.
||B'ARDISM, n. The science of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.
||BARE, a. [This word is from opening, separating, stripping.]1. Naked, without covering; as, the ...
||BA'REBONE, n. [See Bone.] A very lean person.
||BA'REBONED, a. Lean, so that the bones appear, or rather so that the bones show their forms.
||BA'RED, pp. Made bare; made naked.
||BA'REFACED, pp. [See Face.]1. With the face uncovered; not masked.2. Undisguised; unreserved; ...
||BA'REFACEDLY, adv. Without disguise or reserve; openly; impudently.
||BA'REFACEDNESS, n. Effrontery; assurance; audaciousness.
||BA'REFOOT, a. [See Foot.]With the feet bare; without shoes and stockings. 2 Sam.xv. Isaiah ...
||BA'REFOOTED, a. Having the feet bare.
||BA'REGNAWN, a. [See Gnaw.] Eaten bare.
||BA'REHEADED, [See Head.] Having the head uncovered, either from respect or other cause.
||BAREHEADEDNESS, n. State of being bareheaded.
||BA'RELEGGED, a. Having the legs bare.
||BA'RELY, adv. Nakedly; poorly; indigently; without decoration; merely; only; without any thing ...
||BA'RENECKED, a. Having the neck uncovered; exposed.
||BA'RENESS, n. Nakedness; leanness; poverty; indigence; defect of clothes, or the usual covering.
||BA'REPICKED, a. Picked to the bone.
||BA'RERIBBED, a. Lean.
||B'ARGAIN, n. An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which ...
||BARGAINEE', n. The party in a contract who receives or agrees to receive the property sold.
||B'ARGAINER, n. The party in a contract who stipulates to sell and convey property to another.
||B'ARGE-COUPLES, n. In architecture, a beam mortised into another, to strengthen the building.
||B'ARGE-COURSE, n. In bricklaying, a part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal ...
||B'ARGE, n. barj. [Barge, and bark or barque, a ship, are radically one word.]1. A pleasure boat; a ...
||B'ARGEMAN, n. The man who manages a barge.
||B'ARGEMASTER, n. The proprietor of a barge, conveying goods for hire.
||B'ARGER, n. The manager of a barge.
||BARIL'LA, n. A plant cultivated in Spain for its ashes, from which the purest kind of mineral ...
||BAR'ITONE, [See Barytone.]
||BAR'IUM, n. The metallic basis of baryte or baryta, which is an oxyd of barium.
||B'ARK-BARED, a. Stripped of the bark.
||B'ARK-BOUND, a. Having the bark too firm or close, as with trees. This disease is cured by ...
||B'ARK-GALLED, a. Having the bark galled, as with thorns. This defect is cured by binding on clay.
||B'ARK, n. [Probably from stripping, separating.]1. The rind or exterior covering of a tree, ...
||B'ARKED, pp. Stripped of the bark; peeled; also covered with bark.
||B'ARKER, n. One who barks, or clamors unreasonably; one who strips trees of their bark.
||B'ARKING, ppr. Stripping off bark; making the noise of dogs; clamoring; covering with bark.
||B'ARKY, a. Consisting of bark; containing bark.
||B'ARLEY-BRAKE, n. A rural play; a trial of swiftness.
||B'ARLEY-BROTH, N. A low word for strong beer.
||B'ARLEY-CORN, n. [See Corn.] A grain of barley;; the third part of an inch in length; hence ...
||B'ARLEY-MOW, n. A mow of barley, or the place where barley is deposited.
||B'ARLEY-SUGAR, n. Sugar boiled till it is brittle, formerly with a decoction of barley.
||B'ARLEY-WATER, n. A decoction of barley, which is reputed soft and lubricating, and much used in ...
||B'ARLEY, n. [L. far; Heb. bar,corn.] A species of valuable grain, used especially for making malt, ...
||B'ARM, n. [L, fermentum, from ferveo; or beer-rahm, beer cream.]Yeast; the scum rising upon beer, ...
||B'ARMY, a. Containing barm, or yeast.
||BARN, n.[Eng.born.] A child. [Little used in English.]
||B'ARNACLE, n. [L.perna, a shell-fish.]1. A shell which is often found on the bottoms of ships, ...
||BAR'OLITE, n. [Gr.weight, and a stone.] Carbonate of baryte. Its color is usually a light ...
||BAROM,'ETER, n. [Gr.weight, and measure.]An instrument for measuring the weight or pressure of the ...
||BAROMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining or relating to the barometer; made by a barometer; as barometrical ...
||BAROMET'RICALLY, adv. By means of a barometer.
||BAR'ON, n. [L.vir, is doubtless the Shemitic, a man, so named from strength.]1. In Great Britain, ...
||BAR'ONAGE, n. The whole body of barons or peers.2. The dignity of a baron.3. The land which ...
||BAR'ONESS, n. A baron's wife or lady.
||BAR'ONET, n. A dignity or degree of honor, next below a baron, and above a knight;; having ...
||BARO'NIAL, a Pertaining to a baron.
||BAR'ONY, n. The lordship, honor, or fee of a baron, whether spiritual or temporal. This lordship ...
||BAR'OSCOPE, n. [Gr.weight, and to view.] An instrument to show the weight of the atmosphere; ...
||BAROS'COP'IC, a. Pertaining to or determined by the baroscope.
||BAROSEL'ENITE, n. [Gr.weight, or heavy, and selenite.]A mineral; sulphate of baryte; heavy spar.
||BARQUE, n. A small ship; but appropriately, a ship which carries three masts without a mizen top ...
||BAR'RA, n. In Portugal and Spain, a long measure for cloths. In Valencia, 13 barras make 12 6/7 ...
||BARRACA'DA, n. A fish, about fifteen inches in length, of a dusky color on the back, and a white ...
||BAR'RACAN, n. A thick, strong stuff, something like camelot; used for clokes, surtouts,and other ...
||BAR'RACK-MASTER, n. The officer who superintends the barracks of soldiers.
||BAR'RACK, n. A hut or house for soldiers, especially in garrison. In Spain, a hut or cabin for ...
||BARRACU'DA, n. A species of fish of the pike kind, found in the seas about the Bahamas and ...
||BAR'RATOR, n. [L. ferto; Eng.barter. See Barter.]1. One who frequently excites suits at law; a ...
||BARRATROUS, a. Tainted with barratry.
||BARRATROUSLY, adv. In a barratrous manner.
||BAR'RATRY, n. The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels.2. In commerce, any ...
||BAR'RE, n. Weights used in the E.Indies. The great bahar, for weighing pepper, cloves, ...
||B'ARRED, pp. Fastened with a bar; hindered; restrained; excluded; forbid; striped; checkered.
||BAR'REL-BELLIED, a. [See Belly.] Having a large belly.
||BAR'REL, n.1. A vessel or cask, of more length than breadth, round and bulging in the middle, made ...
||BAR'RELED, pp. 1. Put or packed in a barrel.2. In composition, having a barrel or tube; as a ...
||BAR'RELLING, ppr. Putting or packing in a barrel.
||BAR'REN, a. [from the same root as bare.]1. Not producing young, or offspring; applied to ...
||BAR'RENLY, adv. Unfruitfully.
||BAR'RENNESS, adv. The quality of not producing its kind; want of the power of conception; applied ...
||BAR'RENWORT, n. [See Wort.] A plant, constituting the genus Epimedium, of which the alpinum is the ...
||B'ARRFUL, a. Full of obstructions.
||BARRICA'DE, n.1. A fortification made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or any thing ...
||BARRICA'DO. The same as barricade.
||BAR'RIER. [See bar]1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, ...
||B'ARRING, ppr. Making fast with a bar; obstructing; excluding; preventing; prohibiting; crossing ...
||BAR'RISTER, n. [from bar.] A counselor, learned in the laws, qualified and admitted to please at ...
||BAR'ROW, n.1. A light small carriage. A hand-barrow is a frame covered in the middle with boards, ...
||B'ARSE, n. An English name for the common perch.
||B'ARSHOT, n. [See Bar and Shoot.] Double headed shot, consisting of a bar, with a half ball or ...
||B'ARTER, v.i. [L.vario,vertol Class Br.] To traffick or trade, by exchanging one commodity for ...
||B'ARTERED,pp. Given in exchange.
||B'ARTERER, n. One who trafficks by exchange of commodities.
||B'ARTERING, ppr. Trafficking or trading by an exchange of 46commodities.
||B'ARTERY, n. Exchange of commodities in trade. [Not used.]
||B'ARTON, n. The demain lands of a manor; the manor itself; and sometimes the out-houses.
||B'ARTRAM, n. [L. pyrethrum.] A plant; pellitory.
||BARYSTRON'TIANITE, n. [Gr.heavy and strontian.] A mineral, called also stromnite, from Stromness, ...
||BAR'YTE, n. [Gr.heavy; weight.] Ponderous earth; so called from its great weight, it being the ...
||BARY'TIC, a. Pertaining to baryte; formed of baryte, or containing it.
||BARYTO-CAL'CITE, n. [baryte and calx. See Cals.]A mixture of carbonate of lime with sulphate of ...
||BARY'TONE, a. [Gr. heavy, and tone.] Pertaining to or noting a grave deep sound,or male voice.
||BA'SAL, a. Pertaining to the base; constituting the base.
||BASALT', n. bazalt'. [Pliny informs us that the Egyptians found in Ethiopia, a species of marble, ...
||BASALT'IC, a. Pertaining to basalt; formed of or containing basalt.
||BASALT'IFORM, a. In the form of basalt; columnar.
||BASALT'INE, n. Basaltic Hornblend; a variety of common hornblend, so called from its being often ...
||BAS'ANITE, n. [Gr. the trier. Plin.Lib.36. Ca.22. See Basalt.]Lydian stone, or black jasper; a ...
||BA'SE-BORN, a. [base and born.] Born out of wedlock.2. Born of low parentage.493. Vile; mean.
||BA'SE-COURT, n. [See Court.]The back yard, opposed to the chief court in front of a house; the ...
||BA'SE-MINDED, a. Of a low spirit or mind; mean.
||BA'SE-MINDEDNESS, n. Meanness of spirit.
||BA'SE-STRING, n. The lowest note.
||BA'SE-VIOL, n. [See Viol.] A musical instrument, used for playing the base or gravest part.
||BASE, a.1. Low in place. Obs.2. Mean; vile; worthless; that is, low in value or estimation; used ...
||BA'SED, pp. Reduced in value; founded.
||BA'SELESS, a. Without a base; having no foundation, or support. The baseless fabric of a vision. ...
||BA'SELY, adv. In a base manner; meanly; dishonorable.2. Illegitimately; in bastardy.
||BA'SEMENT, n. In architecture, the ground floor, on which the order or columns which decorate the ...
||BA'SENESS, n. Meanness; vileness; worthlessness.2. Vileness of metal; the quality of being of ...
||BA'SENET, n. A helmet.
||BASH, v.i. [Heb.bosh, to be cast down, or confounded. See Abash.]To be ashamed; to be confounded ...
||BASHAW', n. [This word is often written most absurdly pasha, both by the English and Americans. ...
||BASH'FUL, a. [See Bash and Abash.]1. Properly, having a downcast look; hence very modest.2. ...
||BASH'FULLY, adv. Very modestly; in a timorous manner.
||BASH'FULNESS, n. Excessive or extreme modesty; a quality of mind often visible in external ...
||BASH'LESS, a Shameless; unblushing.
||BAS'IL-WEED, n. Wild basil, a plant of the genus Clinopodium.
||BAS'IL, n. s as z. The slope or angle of a tool or instrument as of a chisel or plane; usually of ...
||BAS'ILARY, a. s as z. [See Basilic.]Chief; an anatomical term applied to several bones, and to an ...
||BAS'ILIC, n. s as z. [L. basilica; Gr. a king.]Anciently, a public hall or court of judicature, ...
||BASIL'ICAL, a. Belonging to the middle vein of the arm.2. Noting a particular nut, the walnut, ...
||BASIL'ICON, n. s as z. [Gr.royal.]An ointment. This name is given to several compositions in ...
||BAS'ILISK, n. s as z. [L. basiliscus.]1. A fabulous serpent, called a cockatrice, and said to be ...
||BA'SIN, n. basn.1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other ...
||BA'SIS, n. plu.bases. [L.and Gr.; the same as base, which see.]1. The foundation of any thing; ...
||B'ASK, v.i. [The origin of this word is not obvious.]To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial ...
||B'ASKED, pp. Exposed to warmth, or genial heat.
||B'ASKET-FISH, n. A species of sea-star, or star-fish, of the genus Asterias, and otherwise called ...
||B'ASKET-HILT, n. [See Hilt.] A hilt which covers the hand, and defends it from injury, as of a ...
||B'ASKET-HILTED, a. Having a hilt of basket-work.
||B'ASKET-SALT, n. Salt made from salt-springs, which is purer, whiter and finer, than common brine ...
||B'ASKET-WOMAN, n. A woman who carries a basket, to and from market.
||B'ASKET, n. 1. A domestic vessel made of twigs, rushes,splinters or other 52flexible things ...
||B'ASKING-SHARK, n. The sun-fish of the Irish; a species of squalus or shark. This fish is from ...
||B'ASKING, ppr. Exposing or lying exposed to the continued action of heat or genial warmth.
||B'ASQUISH, a. baskish. Pertaining to the people or language of Biscay.
||BASS-RELIE'F, n. In English, base-relief. [See Lift and Relief.]Sculpture, whose figures do not ...
||BASS-VIOL, n. [See Base-viol]
||B'ASS, n. [It has no plural.] The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given ...
||BAS'SA [See Bashaw.]
||BAS'SET, n. A game at cards, said to have been invented at Venice, by a nobleman, who was banished ...
||BAS'SETING, ppr. Having a direction upwards.BAS'SETING, n. The upward direction of a vein in a ...
||BASSO-CONCERTANTE, in music, is the base of the little chorus, or that which plays throughout the ...
||BASSO-CONTINUO, thorough base, which see under base.
||BASSO-RELIEVO. [See Bass-relief.]
||BASSO-REPIENO, is the base of the grand chorus, which plays only occasionally, or in particular ...
||BASSO-VIOLINO, is the base of the base-viol.
||BAS'SOCK, n. The same as bass, a mat.
||BASSOON', n. A musical wind instrument, blown with a reed, and furnished with eleven holes, which ...
||BASSOON'IST, n. A performer on the bassoon.
||B'AST, n. A rope or cord, made of the bark of the lime tree, bass-wood or linden; or the bark made ...
||B'ASTARD, n. A natural child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate or ...
||B'ASTARDISM, n. The state of a bastard.
||B'ASTARDIZE, v.t. To make or prove to be a bastard; to convict of being a bastard; to declare ...
||B'ASTARDLY, adv. In the manner of a bastard; spuriously.
||B'ASTARDS, an appellation given to a faction or troop of bandits, who ravaged Guienne in France in ...
||B'ASTARDY, n. A state of being a bastard, or begotten and born out of lawful wedlock, which ...
||BASTARN'IC, a. Pertaining to the Basternae, ancient inhabitants of the Carpathian ...
||BAS'TAS, n. An India cloth or plain muslin. That of Surat is said to be the best.
||BASTE, v.t. 1. To beat with a stick.2. To drip butter or fat upon meat, as it turns upon the ...
||BASTED, pp. Beat with a stick; moistened with fat or other matter in roasting; sewed together with ...
||BAS'TILE, n. An old castle in Paris, built between 1369 and 1383, used as a state prison, and ...
||BASTINA'DO, n. [See Baste.] A sound beating with a stick or cudgel; the blows given with a stick ...
||BASTING, ppr. Beating with a stick; moistening with dripping; sewing together with long ...
||BAS'TION, n. bas'chun. A huge mass of earth, usually faced with 56sods, sometimes with brick, or ...
||BAS'TO, n. The ace of clubs at quadrille.
||BAS'TON, or BATOON', n. In architecture, a round molding in the base of a column; called also a ...
||BAT, n. 1. A heavy stick or club; a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the ...
||BA'TABLE, a. [See Bate and Debate.] Disputable. The land between England and Scotland, which, ...
||BATA'TAS, n. A species of tick or mite, found on the potatoes of Surinam. Also the Peruvian name ...
||BATA'VIAN, a. [from Batavi, the people who inhabited the isle.]Pertaining to the isle of Betaw in ...
||BATCH, n. [from bake.]1. The quantity of bread baked at one time; a baking of bread.2. Any ...
||BATE-BREEDING, a. Breeding strife. [Not used.]
||BATE, n. [It is probably from the root of beat. See Debate.]Strife; contention; retained in ...
||BATEAU, n. batto'. [L. batillum.] A light boat, long in proportion to its breadth, and wider in ...
||BA'TEFUL, a. Contentious; given to strife; exciting contention.
||BA'TELESS, a. Not to be abated.
||BA'TEMENT, n. Abatement; deduction; diminution. [Bate, with its derivatives, is, I believe, ...
||BAT'ENITES, BAT'ENISTS, or BATE'NIANS, n. A sect of apostates from Mohammedism, who professed the ...
||BAT'ENITES, BAT'ENISTS, or BATE'NIANS, n. A sect of apostates from Mohammedism, who professed the ...
||BAT'FOWLER, n. One who practices,or is pleased with bat-fowling.
||BAT'FOWLING, n. A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating ...
||BAT'FUL, a. [See Batten.] Rich, fertile, as land. [Not in use.]
||B'ATH-ROOM, n. An apartment for bathing.
||B'ATH, n. 1. A place for bathing; a convenient vat or receptacle of water for persons to plunge ...
||BATHE, v.t.1. To wash the body, or some part of it, by immersion, as in a bath; it often differs ...
||BA'THED, pp. Washed as in a bath; moistened with a liquid; bedewed.
||BA'THER, n. One who bathes; one who immerses himself in water, or who applies a liquid to himself ...
||BA'THING-TUB, n. A vessel for bathing, usually made either of wood or tin. In the Royal Library at ...
||BA'THING, ppr. Washing by immersion, or by applying a liquid; moistening; fomenting.BA'THING, n. ...
||BA'THOS, n. The art of sinking in poetry.
||BA'TING, ppr. [from bate.] Abating; taking away; deducting; excepting. Children have few ideas, ...
||BAT'INIST. [See Batenites.]
||BAT'IST, n. A fine linen cloth made in Flanders and Picardy, of three different kinds or ...
||BAT'LET, n. [from bat.] A small bat, or square piece of wood with a handle, for beating linen ...
||BAT'MAN, n. A weight used in Smyrna, of six okes, each of 400 drams; equal to 16 lbs.6 ox. 15 dr. ...
||BATOON' or BAT'ON, n. A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors.
||BATOON' or BAT'ON, n. A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors.
||BAT'RACHITE, n. [Gr.a frog.] A fossil or stone in color resembling a frog.
||BAT'RACHOMYOM'ACHY, n. [Gr.a frog, a mouse, and a battle.]The battle between the frogs and mice; a ...
||BATRA'CIAN, a. [Gr.a frog.] Pertaining to frogs; an epithet designating an order of animals, ...
||BAT'TABLE, a. Capable of cultivation. [Not in use.]
||BAT'TAILANT, n. [See Battle.] A combatant. [Not used.]
||BAT'TAILOUS, a. [See Battle.] Warlike; having the form or appearance of an army arrayed for ...
||BATTAL'IA, n. [See Battle.]1. The order of battle; troops arrayed in their proper ...
||BATTAL'ION, n. [See Battle.] A body of infantry, consisting of from 500 to 800 men; so called ...
||BATTAL'IONED, a. Formed into battalions.
||BAT'TEL, n. [See Battle.] In law, wager of battle, a species of trial for the decision of causes ...
||BAT'TEMENT, n. A beating; striking;; impulse. [Not in use.]
||BAT'TEN, v.t. bat'n. [See Fat.]1. To fatten; to make fat; to make plump by plenteous feeding.2. ...
||BAT'TER, v.t. [L. batuo, to beat. See Beat.]1. To beat with successive blows; to beat with ...
||BAT'TERED, pp. Beaten; bruised, broken, impaired by beating or wearing.
||BAT'TERER, n. One who batters or beats.
||BAT'TERING-RAM, n. In antiquity, a military engine used to beat down the walls of besieged places. ...
||BAT'TERING, ppr. Beating; dashing against; bruising or demolishing by beating.
||BAT'TERY, n. [See Beat.]1. The act of battering, or beating.2. The instrument of battering.3. ...
||BAT'TING, n. The management of a bat play.
||BAT'TISH, a. [from bat, an animal.] Resembling a bat; as a battish humor.
||BATTLE-ARRA'Y, n. [battle and array.] Array or order of battle; the disposition of forces ...
||BAT'TLE-AXE, n. An ax anciently used as a weapon of war. It has been used till of late years by ...
||BAT'TLE-DOOR, n. bat'tl-dore. An instrument of play,with a handle and a flat board or palm, used ...
||BAT'TLE, n. [See Beat.] Owen supposes the Welsh batel, to be from tel, tight, stretched, compact, ...
||BAT'TLEMENT, n. [This is said to have been bastillement, from bastille, a fortification.] A wall ...
||BAT'TLEMENTED, a. Secured by battlements.
||BAT'TLER , n. A student at Oxford.
||BAT'TLING, n. Conflict.
||BATTOL'OGIST,n. [See Battology.] One that repeats the same thing in speaking or writing. [Little ...
||BATTOL'OGIZE, v.t. To repeat needlessly the same thing. [Little used.]
||BATTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. from Barros, a garrulous person, and discourse.]A needless repetition of woods ...
||BAT'TON, n. [from bat.] In commerce, pieces of wood or deal for flooring, or other purposes.
||BAT'TORY, n. Among the Hans-Towns, a factory or magazine which the merchants have in foreign ...
||BAT'TULATE, v.t. To interdict commerce. [A word used by the Levant company.]
||BATTULA'TION,n. A prohibition of commerce.
||BAT'TY, a. [from bat, an animal.] Belonging to a bat.
||BATZ, n. A small copper coin with a mixture of silver,current in some parts of Germany and ...
||BAUBEE', n. In Scotland the North of England, a half penny.
||BAUGE, n. A drugget manufactured in Burgundy, with thread spun thick, and of coarse wool.
||BAULK [See Balk.]
||BAV'AROY, n. A king of cloke or surtout.
||BAV'IN, n. A stick like those bound up in faggots; a piece of waste wood. In war, brush, faggots.
||BAW'BLE, n. [ According to Spelman, baubella are gems or jewels.]A trifling piece of finery; a ...
||BAWB'LING, a. Trifling; contemptible.
||BAW'COCK, n. A fine fellow.
||BAWD,n. [Gr.,a procurer or procuress.]A procurer or procuress. A person who keeps a house of ...
||BAWD'ILY, adv. Obscenely; lewdly.
||BAWD'INESS, n. Obscenity; lewdness.
||BAWD'RICK, n. [See Baldrick.] A belt.
||BAWD'RY, n. [See Bawd.] The abominable practice of procuring women for the gratification of ...
||BAWD'Y-HOUSE, a. A house of lewdness and prostitution.
||BAWD'Y, a. Obscene; filthy, unchaste; applied to language.
||BAWL, v.i. [L. balo, to bleat; Heb. the blast of a trumpet;to weep, to wail. These all coincide ...
||BAWL'ED, pp. Proclaimed by outcry.
||BAWLER, n. One who bawls.
||BAWL'ING, ppr. Crying aloud.BAWL'ING,n. The act of crying with a loud sound.
||BAWN, n. An inclosure with mud or stone walls for keeping cattle; a fortification. [Not used.]
||BAW'REL, n. A kind of hawk.
||BAW'SIN, n. A badger.
||BAXTE'RIAN, a. Pertaining to Baxter, a celebrated English divine; as the Baxterian scheme.
||BAY-SALT, is salt which crystallizes or receives its consistence from the heat of the sun or action ...
||BAY-WINDOW, n. A window jutting out from the wall, as in shops.
||BAY-YARN, n. A denomination sometimes used promiscuously with woolen yard.
||BAY, a. [L.badius. Blass Bd.] Red, or reddish, inclining to a chestnut color; applied to the ...
||BA'YARD, n. [bay and ard, kind.]1. A bay horse.2. An unmannerly beholder.
||BA'YARDLY, a. Blind; stupid.
||BA'YED, a. Having bays, as a building.
||BA'YONET, n. A short pointed instrument of iron or broad dagger, formerly with a handle fitted to ...
||BAYS, or BAYZE. [See Baize.]
||BAZ'A , n. A long, fine spun cotton from Jerusalem, whence it is called Jerusalem cotton.
||BAZ'AR,n. Among the Turks and Persians, an exchange, market-place, or place where goods are ...
||B'BARBACAN, n. 1. A fortification or outer defense to a city or castle, consisting of an ...
||B'BARBARISM, n. [L. Barbarisums. See Barbarian.]1. An offense against purity of style or ...
||BDEL'LIUM, n. [ Bochard and Parkhurst translate it, pearl. Gen.2. But it is doubtful whether the ...
||BE, v.i. substantive, ppr.being; pp.been.[The sense is to stand, remain or be fixed; hence to ...
||BEACH, n. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the tide and waves; the strand. ...
||BE'ACHED, a. Exposed to the wares; washed by the tide and waves.
||BE'ACHY, a. Having a beach or beaches.
||BE'ACON, n. beekn.1. A signal erected on a long pole, upon an eminence, consisting of a pitch ...
||BE'ACONAGE, n. Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon.
||BE'AD-MAKER,n. One who makes beads. In French, paternostrier is one who makes, strings, and sells ...
||BE'AD-PROOF, a. Spirit is bead-proof, when, after being shaken, a crown of bubbles will stand, for ...
||BE'AD-ROLL, n. Among Catholics, a list or catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls, they ...
||BE'AD-TREE, n. The azederach, a species of Melia, a native of the Indies, growing about 20 feet ...
||BEAD, n. 1. A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn about the neck, for ...
||BE'ADLE, n. 1. A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites persons to appear and ...
||BE'ADLESHIP, n. The office of a beadle.
||BE'ADS-MAN, n. A man employed in praying, generally in praying for another.
||BE'ADS-WOMAN, n. A praying woman; a woman who resides in an alms-house.
||BE'AGLE, n. [Gr. a pygmy.]A small hound, or hunting dog. Beagles are of different sorts; as the ...
||BEAK, n. [Eng. peak,pike, &c. The sense is, a shoot, or a point, from thrusting; and this word is ...
||BE'AKED, a. Having a beak; ending in a point, like a beak.
||BE'AKER, n. A cup or glass.
||BE'AKIRON, n. A bickern; an iron tool, ending in a point,used by blacksmiths.
||BEAL, n. [See Boil] A pimple; a whelk; a small inflammatory tumor, a pustule.BEAL v.i. To gather ...
||BE'AM-BIRD, n. In Yorkshire, England, the petty chaps, a species of Motacilla; called in ...
||BE'AM-TREE, n. A species of wild service.The Crataegus Aria.
||BEAM, n. [We see by the Gothic, that the word belongs to Class Bg. It properly signifies the ...
||BE'AMING, ppr. Emitting rays of light or beams.BE'AMING, n. Radiation; the emission or darting of ...
||BE'AMLESS, a. Emitting no rays of light.
||BE'AMY, a. Emitting rays of light; radiant; shining.1. Resembling a beam in size and weight; ...
||BE'AN-CAPER, n. A plant, a species of zygophyllum, a native of warm climates.
||BE'AN-COD, n. A small fishing vessel or pilot boat, used in the rivers of Portugal. It is sharp ...
||BE'AN-FED, a. Fed with beans.
||BE'AN-FLY, n. A beautiful fly, of a pale purple color,found on bean flowers, produced from a maggot ...
||BE'AN-GOOSE, n. A species of Anas; a migratory bird, which arrives in England in autumn, and ...
||BEAN, n. A name given to several kinds of pulse, or leguminous seeds, and the plants producing ...
||BEAR-BAITING, n. The sport of baiting bears with dogs.
||BEAR-BERRY, n. A plant, a species of Arbutus.
||BEAR-BIND, n. A species of bind weed, or Convolvulus.
||BEAR-FLY, An insect.
||BEAR-GARDEN, n. A place where bears are kept for diversion.BEAR-GARDEN, a. Rude; turbulent; as ...
||BEAR-WHELP, n. The whelp of a bear.
||BEAR, v.t. pret.bore; pp. born,borne. [L. fero, pario, porto. The primary sense is to throw out, ...
||BEARD, n. berd. [L.barba.] 1. The hair that grows on the chin,lips and adjacent parts of the ...
||BEARD'ED, a. berd'ed. Having a beard, as a man. Having parallel hairs or tufts of hair, as the ...
||BEARD'ING, ppr. berd'ing. Taking by the beard; opposing to the face.
||BEARD'LESS, a. berd'less. Without a beard; young; not having arrived to manhood. In botany, not ...
||BEARD'LESSNESS, n. The state or quality of being destitute of beard.
||BEARER, n. [See Bear.] One who bears, sustains, or carries; a carrier, especially of a corpse to ...
||BEARHERD, n. [bear and herd.] A man that tends bears.
||BEARING-CLOTH, N. A cloth in which a new born child is covered when carried to church to be ...
||BEARING, ppr. Supporting; carrying; producing.
||BEARISH, a. Partaking of the qualities of a bear.
||BEARLIKE, a. Resembling a bear.
||BEARN,n. a. A child. In Scotland, bairn.
||BEAR'S-BREECH, n. Brank-ursine or Acanthus, a genus of plants.
||BEARWARD, n. A keeper of bears.
||BEAST, n. [L. bestia. See Boisterous.]1. Any four footed animal, which may be used for labor, ...
||BEASTISH, a. Like a beast; brutal.
||BE'ASTLIKE, a. Like a beast; brutal.
||BE'ASTLINESS, n. [from beastly.] Brutality; coarseness, vulgarity; filthiness; a practice contrary ...
||BE'ASTLY, a. Like a beast; brutal; coarse; filthy; contrary to the nature and dignity of man.1. ...
||BEAT, v.t. pret. beat; pp. beat, beaten. [L. batuo. See Abate.]1. To strike repeatedly; to lay on ...
||BE'ATEN, pp. Struck; dashed against; pressed or laid down; hammered; pounded; vanquished; make ...
||BE'ATER-UP, n. One who beats for game; a sportsman's term.
||BE'ATER, n. One who beats, or strikes; one whose occupation is to hammer metals.1. An instrument ...
||BEATH, v.t. To bathe. [Not in use.]
||BEATIF'ICAL, a. [L. beatus, blessed, from beo, to bless, and facio, to make. See Beatify.]That has ...
||BEATIF'ICALLY, adv. In such a manner as to complete happiness.
||BEATIFICA'TION, n. In the Romish church, an act of the Pope by which he declares a person ...
||BEAT'IFY, v.t. [L. beatus, happy, from beo, to bless, and facio, to make.]1. To make happy; to ...
||BE'ATING, ppr. Laying on blows; striking; dashing against; conquering; pounding; sailing against ...
||BEAT'ITUDE, n. [L. beatitudo, from beatus, beo. See Beatify.]1. Blessedness; felicity of the ...
||BEAU-MONDE, n. bomond'. The fashionable world; people of fashion and gaiety.
||BEAU, n. bo. plu. beaux, boze.[L. bellus.]A man of dress; a fine, gay man; one whose great care is ...
||BEAUISH, a. bo'ish. Like a beau; foppish; fine.
||BEAU'TEOUS, a. bu'teous. [See Beauty.] Very fair; elegant in form; pleasing to the sight; ...
||BEAU'TEOUSLY, adv. bu'teously. In a beauteous manner; in a manner pleasing to the sight; ...
||BEAU'TEOUSNESS, n. bu'teousness. The state or quality of being beauteous; beauty.
||BEAU'TIFIER, n. bu'tifier. He or that which makes beautiful.
||BEAU'TIFUL, a. bu'tiful. [beauty and full.]1. Elegant in form, fair,having the form that pleases ...
||BEAU'TIFULLY, adv. bu'tifully. In a beautiful manner.
||BEAU'TIFULNESS, n. bu'tifulness. Elegance of form; beauty; the quality of being beautiful.
||BEAU'TIFY, v.t. bu'tify. [beauty and L. facio.]To make or render beautiful; to adorn; to deck; to ...
||BEAU'TY-SPOT, n. bu'ty-spot. A patch; a foil, a spot placed on the face to heighten beauty.
||BEAU'TY-WANING, a. Declining in beauty.
||BEAU'TY, n. bu'ty.1. An assemblage of graces, or an assemblage of properties in the form of the ...
||BE'AVER, n. [L.fiber.]1. An amphibious quadruped, of the genus Castor. It has short ears, a ...
||BE'AVERED, a. Covered with or wearing a beaver.
||BEBLEE'D, v.t [be and bleed.] To make bloody. Obs.
||BEBLOOD'Y, v.t. [be and blood.] To make bloody. Obs.
||BEBLOT', v.t. [be and blot.] To blot; to stain. Obs.
||BEBLUB'BERED, a. [be and blubber.] Foul or swelled with weeping.
||BECABUN'GA, n. Brooklime speedwell; veronica becabunga; a plant common in ditches and shallow ...
||BECAFI-CO, n. [See Beak.] A fig-pecker; a bird like a nightingale which feeds on figs and grapes.
||BECALM, v.t. becam. [be calm. See Calm.]1. To still; to make quiet; to appease; to stop, or ...
||BECALMED, pp. becamed. Quieted; appeased.1. a. Hindered from motion or progress by a calm; as a ...
||BECALMING, ppr. becaming. Appeasing; keeping from motion or progress. BECALMING, n. becaming. A ...
||BECA'ME, pret. of become [See Become.]
||BECAUSE, becauz' a compound word. [ See By and Cause.]By cause, or by the cause; on this account; ...
||BECH'ANCE, v.i. [be, by, and chance.] To befall; to happen to.
||BECH'ARM, v.t. [be and charm.] To charm; to captivate.
||BE'CHIC, n. [Gr.a cough.] A medicine for relieving coughs, synonymous with pectoral, which is now ...
||BECK, n. A small brook. Gray. Heb. a brook or rivulet; in the sense of flowing, as tears, ...
||BECK'ED, pp. Called or notified by a nod.
||BECK'ET, n. A thing used in ships to confine loose ropes, tackles or spars; as a large hook, a ...
||BECK'ING, ppr. Nodding significantly; directing by a nod.
||BECK'ON, v.t. bek'n. [See Beck.]To make a sign to another, by nodding, winking, or a motion of the ...
||BECK'ONED, pp. Having a sign made to.
||BECK'ONING, ppr. Making a significant sign, as a hint.
||BECLIP', v.t. To embrace. [Not in use.]
||BECLOUD', v.t. [See Cloud.] To cloud; to obscure; to dim.
||BECOME, v.i. becum'. pret. became, pp. become.1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into ...
||BECOM'ING,ppr., but used rarely or never except as an adjective. Fit; suitable; congruous; proper; ...
||BECOM'INGLY, adv. After a becoming or proper manner.
||BECOM'INGNESS, n. Fitness, congruity; propriety; decency; gracefulness arising from fitness.
||BECRIP'PLE, v.t. [See Cripple.] To make lame; to cripple [Little used.]
||BECURL', v.t. To curl. [Not used.]
||BED'-CLOTHES, n. plu. [bed and clothes.]Blankets, or coverlets, &c.,for beds.
||BED-HANGINGS, n. Curtains.
||BED, n. [The sense is a lay or spread, from laying or setting.]1. A place or an article of ...
||BEDAB'BLE, v.t. [be and dabble.] To wet; to sprinkle Bedabbled with the dew.
||BEDAB'BLED, pp. Wet; sprinkled.
||BEDAB'BLING, ppr. Wetting; sprinkling.
||BEDAFF', v.t. To make a fool of. [Not in use.]
||BEDAG'GLE, v.t. [be and daggle.] To soil, as clothes, by drawing the ends in the mud, or ...
||BEDAG'GLED, pp. Soiled by reaching the mud in walking; bespattering.
||BEDA'RE, v.t. [be and dare.] To dare; to defy. [Not used.]
||BEDARK', v.t. [be and dark.] To darken. [Not used.]
||BEDASH', v.t. [be and dash.] To wet, by throwing water, or other liquor upon; to bespatter, with ...
||BEDASH'ED, pp. Bespattered with water or other liquid.
||BEDASH'ING, ppr. Bespattering; dashing water upon, or other liquid.
||BEDAUB', v.t. [be and daub.] To daub over; to besmear with viscous, slimy matter; to soil with any ...
||BEDAUB'ED, pp. Daubed over; besmeared.
||BEDAUB'ING, ppr. Daubing over; besmearing.
||BEDAZ'ZLE, v.t. [be and dazzle.] To confound the sight by too strong a light; to make dim by ...
||BEDAZ'ZLED, pp. Having the sight confounded by too strong a light.
||BEDAZ'ZLING, ppr. Confounding or making dim by a too brilliant luster.
||BED'CHAMBER, n. [bed and chamber.] An apartment or chamber intended or appropriated for a bed, or ...
||BED'DED, pp. Laid in a bed; inclosed as in a bed.
||BED'DING, ppr. Laying in a bed; inclosing as in a bed.BED'DING, n. A bed and its furniture; a bed; ...
||BEDECK', v.t. [be and deck.] To deck; to adorn; to grace.
||BEDECK'ED, pp. Adorned; ornamented.
||BEDECK'ING, ppr. Adorning; decking.
||BE'DEHOUSE, n. Formerly, a hospital or alms house, where the poor prayed for their founders and ...
||BE'DEL, n. An officer in the universities of England. [A peculiar orthography of beadle.]
||BE'DELRY, n. The extent of a bedel's office.
||BEDET'TER, n. [from bed.] The nether stone of an oil mill.
||BEDEW', v.t. [be and dew.] To moisten, as with dew; to moisten in a gentle manner with any liquid; ...
||BEDEW'ED, pp. Moistened, as if with dew; gently moistened.
||BEDEW'ER, n. That which bedews.
||BEDEW'ING, ppr. Moistening gently, as with dew; wetting.
||BEDEW'Y, a. Moist with dew. [Little used.]
||BED'FELLOW, n. [bed and fellow.] One who lies in the same bed.
||BEDI'GHT, v.t. bedi'te. [be and dight.] To adorn; to dress; set off with ornaments. [Little ...
||BEDI'GHTED, pp. Adorned; set off with ornaments.
||BEDI'GHTING, ppr. Adorning.
||BEDIM', v.t. [be and dim.] To make dim; to obscure or darken.
||BEDIM'MED, pp. Made dim; obscured.
||BEDIM'MING, ppr. Making dim; obscuring; darkening.
||BEDIZ'EN, v.t. bediz'n. [be and dizen.] To adorn; to deck; a low word.
||BEDIZ'ENED, pp. Bedecked; adorned.
||BEDIZ'ENING, ppr. Adorning.
||BED'LAM, n. [Corrupted from Bethlehem, the name of a religious house in London, afterward converted ...
||BED'LAMITE, n. An inhabitant of a madhouse, a madman.
||BED'MAKER, n. [bed and maker.] One whose occupation is to make beds, as a college or university.
||BED'MATE, n. [bed and mate.] A bedfellow.
||BEDO'TE, v.t. [be and dote.] To make to dote. [Not in use.]
||BED'POST, n. [bed and post.] The post of a bedstead.
||BED'PRESSER, n. [bed and press.] A lazy fellow; one who loves his bed.
||BEDRAG'GLE, v.t. [be and draggle.] To soil, as garments which are suffered, in walking, to reach ...
||BEDRAG'GLED, pp. Soiled by reaching the dirt, in walking.
||BEDRAG'GLING, ppr. Soiling by drawing along in dirt or mud.
||BEDRENCH'ED, pp. Drenched; soaked.
||BEDRENCH'ING, ppr. Soaked; drenching.
||BED'RIDDEN, a. [bed and ride.] Confined to the bed, by age or infirmity.
||BED'RITE, n. [bed and rite.] The privilege of the marriage bed.
||BED'ROOM, n. [bed and room.] A room or apartment intended or used for a bed; a lodging room.1. ...
||BEDROP' v.t. [be and drop.] To sprinkle, as with drops.
||BEDROP'PED, pp. Sprinkled as with drops; speckled; variegated with spots.
||BED'SIDE, n. The side of the bed.
||BED'STAFF, n. [bed and staff.] A wooden pin anciently inserted on the sides of bedsteads, to keep ...
||BED'STEAD, n. bed'sted. [bed and stead.] A frame for supporting a bed.
||BED'STRAW, n. [bed and straw.] Straw laid under a bed to make it soft; also the name of a plant, ...
||BED'SWERVER, n. [bed and swerve.] One that swerves from his bed; that is one who is false and ...
||BED'TIME, n. [bed and time.] The time to go to rest; the usual hour of going to bed.
||BEDUCK', v.t. [be and duck.] To duck; to put the head under water; to immerse.
||BEDUST', v.t. [be and dust.] To sprinkle, soil or cover with dust.
||BED'WARD, adv. [bed and ward.] Toward bed.
||BEDWARF', v.t. [be and dwarf.] To make little; to stunt or hinder growth.
||BED'WORK, n. [bed and work.] Work done in bed, without toil of the hands or with ease.
||BEDY'E, v.t. [be and dye.] To dye; to stain.
||BEDY'ED, pp. Dyed; stained.
||BEE'-BREAD, n. [bee and bread.] The pollen of flowers collected by bees, as food for their young. ...
||BEE'-EATER,n. [bee and eat.] A bird that feeds on bees. There are several species included in the ...
||BEE'-FLOWER, n. [bee and flower.] A plant; a species of Ophrys or twyblade, whose flowers ...
||BEE, n. An insect of the genus Apis. [See Apis.] The species are numerous, of which the honey-bee ...
||BEE'CH-COAL, n. [beech and coal.] Charcoal from beech wood.
||BEE'CH-OIL, n. [beech and oil.] Oil expressed from the mast or nuts of the beech-tree. It is ...
||BEE'CH-TREE, n. [beech and tree.] The beech.
||BEECH, n. [Gr. payos; L. fagus.] A tree arranged by Linne under the genus fagus, with the ...
||BEE'CHEN, a. bee'chn. Consisting of the wood or bark of the beech; belonging to the beech; as a ...
||BEE'CHMAST, n. The fruit or nuts of the beech.
||BEE'F-EATER, n. [beef and eat.] One that eats beef.1. A yeoman of the guards, in England.2. The ...
||BEE'F-STEAK, n. [beef and steak.] A steak of slice of beef for broiling.
||BEE'F-WITTED, a.[beef and wit.] Dull in intellects; stupid; heavy-headed.
||BEEF, n. [L. bos,bovis; Gr.Bous.]1. An animal of the bovine genus,whether ox, bull or cow; but ...
||BEELD, n. Protection; refuge. [Not in use.]
||BEEN, Part.perf. of be; pronounced bin. In old authors, it is also the present tense plural of ...
||BEE'R-BARREL, n. A barrel for holding beer.
||BEE'R-HOUSE, n. A house where malt liquors are sold; an ale house.
||BEER, n. 1. A spirituous liquor made from any farinaceous grain; but generally from barley, which ...
||BEESTINGS, [See Biestings.]
||BEE'T-RADISH, n. A kind of beet, used for salad.
||BEET, n. [L. beta.] A plant of the genus Beta. The species cultivated in gardens are the cicla ...
||BEE'TLE-BROW, n. [beetle and brow.] A prominent brow.
||BEE'TLE-BROWED, a. Having prominent brows.
||BEE'TLE-HEAD, n. [beetle and head.] A stupid fellow.
||BEE'TLE-HEADED, a Having a head like a beetle; dull; stupid.
||BEE'TLE-STOCK, n. [beetle and stock.] The handle of a beetle.
||BEE'TLE, n.1. A heavy mallet or wooden hammer,used to drive wedges, beat pavements, &c.; called ...
||BEE'TLING, ppr. Jutting; being prominent; standing out from the main body.
||BEEVES, n. plu. of beef. Cattle; quadrupeds of the bovine genus, called in England, black cattle.
||BEFALL', v.t. pret. befell; part. befallen. To happen to; to occur to; as, let me know the worst ...
||BEFALL'ING,ppr. Happening to; occurring to; coming to pass.
||BEFELL', pret. of befall.
||BEFIT', v.t. [be and fit.] To suit; to be suitable to; to become. That name best befits ...
||BEFIT'TING, ppr. or a. Suiting; becoming.
||BEFOAM, v.t. [be and foam.] To cover with foam. [Little used.]
||BEFOOL', v.t. [be and fool.] To fool; to infatuate; to delude or lead into error. Men ...
||BEFOOL'ED, pp. Fooled; deceived; led into error.
||BEFOOL'ING, ppr. Fooling; making a fool of; deceiving; infatuating.
||BEFO'RE-TIME, adv. [before and time.] Formerly; of old time. 1 Sam.9. Josh 20.
||BEFO'RE, prep. [be and fore, that is by fore, near the fore part.]1. In front; on the side with ...
||BEFO'REHAND, adv. [before and hand.] In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed ...
||BEFOR'TUNE, v.t. [be and fortune.] To happen to; to betide.
||BEFOUL', v.t. To make foul; to soil.
||BEFRIEND, v.t. befrend'. [be and friend.] To favor; to act as a friend to; to countenance,aid or ...
||BEFRIEND'ED, pp. Favored; countenanced.
||BEFRIEND'ING, ppr. Favoring; assisting as a friend; showing kindness to.
||BEFRINGE, v.t. befrinj'. [be and fringe.] To furnish with a fringe; to adorn as with fringe.
||BEFRING'ED, pp. Adorned as with a fringe.
||BEG , n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or country; more particularly, the lord of ...
||BEGET', v.t. pret. begot, begat; pp. begot, begotten. 1. To procreate, as a father or sire; to ...
||BEGET'TER, n. One who begets or procreates; a father.
||BEG'GABLE, a. That may be begged.
||BEG'GAR-MAID,n. A maid that is a beggar.
||BEG'GAR-MAN, n. A man that is a beggar.
||BEG'GAR-WOMAN, n. A female beggar.
||BEG'GAR, n. [See Beg.] One that lives by asking alms, or makes it his business to beg for ...
||BEG'GARED, pp. Reduced to extreme poverty.
||BEG'GARING, ppr. Reducing to indigence or a state of beggary.
||BEG'GARLINESS, n. The state of being beggarly; meanness; extreme poverty.
||BEG'GARLY, a. Mean; poor; in the condition of a beggar; extremely indigent.
||BEG'GARY, n. A state of extreme indigence.
||BEG'GED, pp. Entreated; supplicated; asked in charity.
||BEG'GING, ppr. Asking alms; supplicating; assuming without proof.BEG'GING, n. The act of ...
||BEGILT', a. Gilded.
||BEGIN', v.i. pret. began; pp. begun. [L.genero,gigno; Heb.to make ready, to adapt,prepare, ...
||BEGIN'NER, n. The person who begins; he that gives an original; the agent who is the cause; an ...
||BEGIN'NING, ppr. First entering upon; commencing; giving rise or original; taking rise or ...
||BEGIN'NINGLESS, a. That hath no beginning. [A bad word and not used.]
||BEGIRD, v.t. begurd. pret.begirt, begirded; pp. begirt. [be and gird.]1. To bind with a band or ...
||BEGIRD'ING, ppr. Binding with a girdle; surrounding; besieging.
||BEGIRT, pp. Bound with a girdle; surrounded; inclosed; besieged.
||BEG'LERBEG, n. [See Beg.] The governor of a province in the Turkis empire, next in dignity to the ...
||BEGNAW', v.t. benaw'. To bite or gnaw, to eat away; to corrode; to nibble.
||BEGONE. Go away; depart. These two words have been improperly united. Be retains the sense of a ...
||BEGO'RED, a. [be and gore.] Besmeared with gore.
||BEGOT', BEGOT'TEN, pp. of get. Procreated; generated.
||BEGOT', BEGOT'TEN, pp. of get. Procreated; generated.
||BEGRA'VE, v.t. To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Not used.]
||BEGRE'ASE, v.t. s as z. [be and grease.] To soil or daub with grease, or other oily matter.
||BEGRI'ME, v.t. [be and grime.] To soil with dirt deep-impressed, so that the natural hue cannot ...
||BEGRI'MED, pp. Deeply soiled.
||BEGRUDGE, v.t. begrudj'. [See Grudge.] To grudge; to envy the possession of.
||BEGUARDS', n. A religious order of St. Francis in Flanders, established at Antwerp in 1228, and so ...
||BEGUI'LE, v.t. begi'le. [be and guile.] To delude; to deceive; to impose on by artifice or craft. ...
||BEGUI'LED, pp. Deluded; imposed on; misled by craft; eluded by stratagem; passed pleasingly.
||BEGUI'LER, n. He or that which beguiles or deceives.
||BEGUI'LING, ppr. Deluding; deceiving by craft; eluding by artifice, amusing.
||BEGUIL'TY, v.t. To render guilty. A barbarous word.]
||BE'GUIN, n. The beguins are a congregation of nuns in Flanders, so called from their founder, or ...
||BEGUN', pp. or begin. Commenced; originated.
||BEHALF, n. behaf. [See Behoof.]1. Favor; advantage; convenience, profit; support, defense, ...
||BEHAP'PEN, v.i. [be and happen.] To happen to.
||BEHA'VE, v.t.1. To restrain; to govern; to subdue. He did behave his anger e'er 'twas spent.This ...
||BEHA'VED, pp. Conducted.
||BEHA'VING, ppr. Carrying; conducting.
||BEHA'VIOR, n. behavyur. [See Behave.]Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; conduct; manners; ...
||BEHEAD', v.t. behed'. [be and head.]To cut off the head; to sever the head from the body, with a ...
||BEHEAD'ED, pp. behed'ed. Having the head cut off.
||BEHEAD'ING, ppr. behed'ing. Severing the head from the body.BEHEAD'ING,n. behed'ing. The act of ...
||BEHELD', pret. and pp. of behold, which see.
||BE'HEMOTH, n.]Heb. a beast or brute; from an Arabic vert, which signifies, to shut, to lie hid, to ...
||BE'HEN, BEN, OR BEK'EN, n. A plant. The white behen is a species of Cucubalus, called Swedish ...
||BEHEST', n. Command; precept; mandate.[Antiquated, except in poetry.]
||BEHI'GHT, v.t. behite; pret. behot. To promise; to entrust; to call, or name; to command; to ...
||BEHIND, prep.1. At the back of another; as, to ride behind a horseman.2. On the back part, at any ...
||BEHINDHAND, a. [behind and hand.] In arrear; in an exhausted state; in a state in which rent or ...
||BEHO'LD, v.t. pret. and pp. beheld' [L.observo, from servo, to keep.]1. To fix the eyes upon; to ...
||BEHO'LDEN, pp. or a. beholdn. [The participle of behold, to keep, guard, or bind. See ...
||BEHO'LDER, n. One who beholds; a spectator; one who looks upon, or sees.
||BEHO'LDING, ppr. Fixing the eyes upon; looking on; seeing.1. Fixing the attention; regarding with ...
||BEHO'LDINGNESS, n. The state of being obliged. [An error, and not in use.]
||BEHON'EY, v.t. To sweeten with honey.
||BEHOOF', n. 1. Radically, need, necessity; whence, by an easy analogy, the word came to signify ...
||BEHOOV'ABLE, a. Needful; profitable.
||BEHOOVE, v.t. behoof'. To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to ...
||BEHOOVEFUL, a. behoov'ful. Needful; useful; profitable; advantageous.
||BEHOOVEFULLY, adv. behoov'fully. Usefully, profitably.
||BEHOT', pret. of behight.
||BEHOVE, and its derivatives. [See Behoove.]
||BEHOWL', v.i. [be and howl.] To howl at. [Not used.]
||BE'ING, ppr. [See Be.] Existing in a certain state. Man, being in honor, abideth not. ...
||BEJA'DE, v.t. [be and jade.] To tire. [Not used.]
||BEJA'PE, v.t. To laugh at; to deceive. [Not used.]
||BE'HEN, BEN, OR BEK'EN, n. A plant. The white behen is a species of Cucubalus, called Swedish ...
||BEKISS', v.t. [be and kiss.] To kiss or salute. [Not in use.]
||BEKNA'VE, v.t. [be and knave.] To call knave. [Not used.]
||BEKNO'W, v.t. [be and know.] To acknowledge. [Not used.]
||BELA'BOR, v.t. [perhaps from be and labor; but in Russ. bulava is a club.] To beat soundly; to ...
||BELA'CE, v.t. [be and lace.] To fasten, as with a lace or cord.1. To beat; to whip.
||BELA'CED, a. Adorned with lace.
||BEL'AMOUR, n. A gallant; a consort. [Not used.]
||BEL'AMY, n. A good friend; an intimate. [Not used.]
||BELA'TE, v.t. [be and late.] To retard or make too late. [Not used.]
||BELA'TED, a. [be and lated.] Benighted; abroad late at night.1. Too late for the hour appointed ...
||BELA'TEDNESS, n. A being too late.
||BELA'VE, v.t. [be and lave.] To wash. [Not used.]
||BELAW'GIVE, v.t. To give a law to. [Barbarous and not used.]
||BELA'Y, v.t. [This word is composed of be and lay, to lay to, lay by, or close. See Beleaguer.]1. ...
||BELA'YED,pp. Obstructed; ambushed; made fast.
||BELA'YING,ppr. Blocking up; laying an ambush; making fast.
||BELCH, v.t.[Eng. bulge,bilge, bulk.]1. To throw or eject wind from the stomach with violence.2. ...
||BELCH'ED, pp. Ejected from the stomach, or from a hollow place.
||BELCH'ING, ppr. Ejecting from the stomach or any deep hollow place.BELCH'ING, n. Eructation.
||BEL'DAM, n.1. An old woman. Spenser seems to have used the word in its true sense for good ...
||BELE'AGUER, v.t. belee'ger. To besiege; to block up; to surround with an army, so as to preclude ...
||BELE'AGUERED, pp. Besieged.
||BELE'AGUERER, n. One who besieges.
||BELE'AGURING, ppr. Besieging; blocking up.
||BELE'AVE, v.t. [be and leave.] To leave. [Not used.]
||BELEE', v.t. [be and lee.] To place on the lee, or in a position unfavorable to the wind. [Not ...
||BELEM'NITE, n. [Gr.a dart,or arrow, from the root of pello, to throw.]Arrow-head, or finger stone; ...
||BELEP'ER, v.t. To infect with leprosy. [Not used.]
||BEL'FRY, n. [L. belfredus.]1. Among military writers of the middle age, a tower erected by ...
||BELGARD', n. A soft look or glance. [Not used.]
||BEL'GIAN, a. [See Belgic.] Belonging to Belgica,or the Netherlands.BEL'GIAN, n. A native of ...
||BEL'GIC, a. [L.belgicus, from Belgae, the inhabitants of the Netherlands and the country bordering ...
||BE'LIAL, n. As a noun, unprofitableness; wickedness. As an adjective, worthless; wicked. In a ...
||BELI'BEL, v.t. [be and libel.] To libel or traduce. [Not used.]
||BELI'E, v.t. [be and lie. See Lie.]1. To give the lie to; to show to be false; to charge with ...
||BELI'ED,pp. Falsely represented either by word or obvious evidence and indication; counterfeited; ...
||BELIE'F, n. 1. A persuasion of the truth, or an assent of mind to the truth of a declaration, ...
||BELIE'VABALE, a. That may be believed; credible.
||BELIE'VE, v.t. To credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth ...
||BELIE'VED, pp. Credited; assented to, as true.
||BELIE'VER, n. One who believes; one who gives credit to other evidence than that of personal ...
||BELIE'VING, ppr. Giving credit to testimony or to other evidence than personal knowledge.
||BELIE'VINGLY, adv. In a believing manner.
||BELI'KE, adv. [be and like.] Probably; likely; perhaps. [Nearly antiquated.]
||BELI'KELY, adv. Probably. [Not used.]
||BELI'VE, adv. [See Live.] Speedily; quickly.
||BELL'-FLOWER, n. [bell and flower.] A genus of plants, so named from the shape of the corol or ...
||BELL'-METAL, n. [bell and metal] A mixture of copper and tin, in the proportion of about ten parts ...
||BELL'-SHAPED, a. [bell and shape.] Having the form of a bell.
||BELL'-WETHER, n. [bell and wether.] A wether or sheep which leads the flock, with a bell on his ...
||BELL, n. 1. A vessel or hollow body,used for making sounds. Its constituent parts are a barrel ...
||BEL'LADONNA, n. A plant, a species of Atropa, or deadly nightshade.
||BEL'LATRIX, n. [L.] A ruddy, glittering star of the second magnitude, in the left shoulder of ...
||BELLE, n. bel. [L.bellus.] A young lady. In popular use, a lady of superior beauty and much ...
||BELL'ED, a. Hung with bells.
||BELLES-LETTERS, n. plu. bel' letter, or anglicized, bell-letters. Polite literature; a word of ...
||BELLIG'ERENT, a. [L. belliger, warlike; belligero, to wage war; from bellum, war, and gero, to ...
||BELLIG'EROUS, a. The same as belligerent. [Not used.]
||BELL'ING, n. The noise of a roe in rutting time; a huntsman's term.1. Growing or forming like a ...
||BELLIP'OTENT, a. [L. bellum, war, and potens,powerful, bellipotens.]Powerful or mighty in war. ...
||BELLIQUE, a. bellee'k. War-like. [Not used.]
||BELL'LIBONE, n. A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness. [Not in use.]
||BEL'LON, n. A disease, attended with languor and intolerable griping of the bowels, common in ...
||BELLO'NA, n. [from L. bellum,war.] The goddess of war.
||BEL'LOW, v.i. [L.balo.] 1. To make a hollow, loud noise, as a bull; to make a loud outcry; to ...
||BEL'LOWING, ppr. Making a loud hollow sound, as a bull, or as the roaring of billows.BEL'LOWING, n. ...
||BEL'LOWS-FISH, n. The trumpet-fish, about four inches long, with a long snout; whence its name.
||BEL'LOWS, n. sing.and plu.[L.bulga] An instrument, utensil or machine for blowing fire, either in ...
||BEL'LUINE, a. [L. belluinus, brom bellua, a beast.] Beastly; pertaining to or like a beast; ...
||BEL'LY-ACHE,n. [belly and ache.] Pain in the bowels; the colic.
||BEL'LY-BAND, n. A band that encompasses the belly of a horse, and fastens the saddle; a girth.
||BEL'LY-BOUND, a. Diseased in the belly, so as to be costive, and shrunk in the belly.
||BEL'LY-CHEER, n. Good cheer, [Not used.]
||BEL'LY-FRETTING, n. The chafing of a horse's belly, with a fore girt.1. A violent pain in a ...
||BEL'LY-GOD, n. [belly and god.] A glutton; one who makes a god of his belly; that is, whose great ...
||BEL'LY-PINCHED, a. [See Pinch.] Starved; pinched with hunger.
||BEL'LY-SLAVE, n. A slave to the appetite.
||BEL'LY-TIMBER, n. [See Timber.[ Food; that which supports the belly.
||BEL'LY-WORM, n. [See Worm.] A worm that breeds in the belly or stomach.
||BEL'LY, n. 1. That part of the human body which extends from the breast to the thighs, containing ...
||BEL'LYFUL, n. [belly and full.] As much as fills the belly, or satisfies the appetite. In ...
||BEL'LYING, ppr. Enlarging capacity; swelling out,like the belly.
||BELOCK', v.t. To lock or fasten as with a lock.
||BEL'OMANCY, n. [Gr.an arrow, and divination.]A kind of divination, practiced by the ancient ...
||BELO'NE, n. [Gr. a needle.] The gar, garfish,or sea-needle, a species of Esox. It grows to the ...
||BELONG', v.i.1. To be the property of; as, a field belongs to Richard Roe; Jamaica belongs to ...
||BELONG'ING, ppr. Pertaining; appertaining; being the property of; being a quality of; being the ...
||BELOV'ED, ppr. [be and loved, from love. Belove, as a verb, is not used.] Loved; greatly loved; ...
||BELOW, prep. [be and low] Under in place; beneath; not so high; as, below the moon; below the ...
||BELOWT', v.t. [See Lowt.] To treat with contemptuous language. [Not in use.]
||BEL'SWAGGER, n. A lewd man.
||BELT, n. [L.balteus.] 1. A girdle; a band,usually of leather, in which a sword or other weapon is ...
||BELU'GA, n. A fish of the cetaceous order, and genus Delphinus, from 12 to 18 feet in length. The ...
||BEL'VIDERE,n. [L.bellus,fine and video, to see.]1. A plant, a species of chenopodium, goosefoot or ...
||BELYE. [See Belie.]
||BE'MA, n. A chancel. [Not in use.]1. In ancient Greece, a state or kind of pulpit, on which ...
||BEMAN'GLE, v.t. [be and mangle.] To mangle; to tear asunder. [Little used.]
||BEM'ASK, v.t. [be and mask.] To mask; to conceal.
||BEMA'ZE, v.t. To bewilder. [See Maze.] [Little used.]
||BEME'TE, v.t. [be and mete.] To measure. [Not in use.]
||BEMIN'GLE, v.t. [be and mingle.] To mingle; to mix. [Little used.]
||BEMI'RE, v.t. [be and mire.] To drag or incumber in the mire; to soil by passing through mud or ...
||BEMIST', v.t. [be and mist.] To cover or involve in mist. [Not used.]
||BEMOAN, v.t. [be and moan.] To lament; to bewail; to express sorrow for; as, to bemoan the loss of ...
||BEMOANABLE, a. That may be lamented. [Not used.]
||BEMOANED, pp. Lamented; bewailed.
||BEMOANER, n. One who laments.
||BEMOANING, ppr. Lamenting; bewailing.
||BEMOCK', v.t. [be and mock.] To treat with mockery. [Little used.]BEMOCK', v.i. To laugh at.
||BEMOIL', v.t. [be and moil.] To bedraggle; to bemire; to soil or incumber with mire and dirt. [Not ...
||BEMOL, n. In music,a half note.
||BEMON'STER, v.t. [be and monster.] To make monstrous. [Not in use.]
||BEMOURN, v.t. To weep or mourn over. [Little used.]
||BEMU'SED, a. [be and muse.] Overcome with musing; dreaming; a word of contempt.
||BEN or BEN'-NUT, n. A purgative fruit or nut, the largest of which resembles a filbert, yielding an ...
||BENCH, n.1. A long seat,usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.2. ...
||BENCH'ER, n. In England, the benchers in the inns of court, are the senior members of the society ...
||BEND, [L.pando,pandare, to bend in; pando, pandere, to open; pandus, bent, crooked]1. To strain, ...
||BEND'ABLE, a. That may be bent or incurvated.
||BEND'ER, n. The person who bends,or makes crooked; also, an instrument for bending other things.
||BEND'ING, ppr. Incurvating; forming into a curve; stooping subduing; turning as a road or ...
||BEND'LET, n. In heraldry, a little bend, which occupies a sixth part of a shield.
||BEND'Y, n. In heraldry, the field divided into four, six or more parts, diagonally, and varying in ...
||BENE, n. ben'y. The popular name of the sesamum orientale, called in the West Indies vangloe, an ...
||BENE'APED, a. [be and neap.] Among seamen, a ship is beneaped, when the water does not flow high ...
||BENE'ATH, prep.1. Under; lower in place, with something directly over or on, as to place a cushion ...
||BEN'EDICT, a. [L. benedictus.] Having mild and salubrious qualities. [ Not in use.]
||BENEDIC'TINE, a. Pertaining to the order or monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.
||BENEDIC'TINES, n. An order of monks, who profess to follow the rules of St. Benedict; an order of ...
||BENEDIC'TION, n. [L. benedictio, from bene, well, and dictio, speaking. See Boon and Diction.]1. ...
||BENEFAC'TION, n. [L.benefacio, of bene, well, and facio, to make or do.]1. The act of conferring a ...
||BENEFAC'TOR, n. He who confers a benefit, especially one who makes charitable contributions either ...
||BENEFAC'TRESS, n. A female who confers a benefit.
||BEN'EFICE, n. [L. beneficium.]1. Literally, a benefit, advantage or kindness. But in present ...
||BEN'EFICED, a. Possessed of a benefice or church preferment.
||BEN'EFICELESS, a. Having no benefice. [Not used.]
||BENEF'ICENCE, n. [L.beneficentia, from the participle of benefacio.] The practice of doing good; ...
||BENEF'ICENT, a. Doing good; performing acts of kindness and charity. It differs from benign, as ...
||BENEF'ICENTLY, adv. In a beneficent manner.
||BENEFI'CIAL, a. Advantageous; conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; contributing to a ...
||BENEFI'CIALLY, adv. Advantageously; profitably; helpfully.
||BENEFI'CIALNESS, n. Usefulness; profitableness.
||BENEFI'CIARY, a. [L.beneficiarius. See Benefaction.]Holding some office or valuable possession, ...
||BENEFI'CIENCY, n. Kindness or favor bestowed.
||BENEFI'CIENT, a. Doing good.
||BEN'EFIT, n. [Primarily from L. beneficium, or benefactum.]1. An act of kindness; a favor ...
||BEN'EFITED, pp. Profited; having received benefit.
||BEN'EFITING, ppr. Doing good to; profiting; gaining advantage.
||BENE'ME, v.t. To name. [Not in use.]1. To promise; to give. [Not in use.]
||BENEMP'NE, v.t. To name. [Not in use.]
||BENEPLAC'ITURE, n. [L.beneplacitum, bene, well, and placitum, from placeo, to please.]Will; choice. ...
||BENET', v.t. [be and net.] To catch in a net; to ensnare. [Not used.]
||BENEV'OLENCE, n. [L. benevolentia, of bene, well and volo, to will or wish. See Will.]1. The ...
||BENEV'OLENT, a. [L. benevolens, of bene and volo.]Having a disposition to do good; possessing love ...
||BENEV'OLENTLY, adv. In a kind manner; with good will.
||BENGAL', n. A thin stuff made of silk and hair, for women's apparel, so called from Bengal in the ...
||BENGALEE', n. The language or dialect spoken in Bengal.
||BENGALE'SE, n. sing. and plu. A native or the natives of Bengal. As.Res.7.171.
||BENI'GHT, v.t. [be and night.] To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night. The ...
||BENI'GHTED, pp. Involved in darkness, physical or moral; overtaken by the night.
||BENI'GN, a. beni'ne. [L.benignus, from the same root, as bonus, bene, ancient L. benus, Eng. ...
||BENIG'NANT, a. Kind; gracious; favorable.
||BENIG'NITY, n. Goodness of disposition or heart; kindness of nature; graciousness.1. Actual ...
||BENI'GNLY, adv. beni'nely. Favorably;; kindly; graciously.
||BEN'ISON, n. s as z. Blessing; benediction. [Nearly antiquated.]
||BEN'JAMIN, n. A tree, the Laurus Benzoin, a native of America, called also spicebush. It grows to ...
||BEN'NET, n. The herb bennet, or avens, known in botany by the generic term Geum.BEN'NET FISH, n. ...
||BENT, pp. Strained; incurvated; made crooked; inclined; subdued.
||BENT'ING-TIME, n. The time when pigeons feed on bents, before peas are ripe.
||BENUM', corruptly BENUMB', v.t.1. To make torpid; to deprive of sensation; as, a hand or foot ...
||BENUM'MED, pp. Rendered torpid; deprived of sensation; stupified.
||BENUM'MING, ppr. Depriving of sensation; stupifying.
||BEN'ZOATE,n. [See Benzoin.] A salt formed by the union of the benzoic acid with any salifiable ...
||BENZO'IC, a. Pertaining to benzoin. Benzoic acid, or flowers of Benzoin, is a peculiar vegetable ...
||BEPA'INT, v.t. [be and paint.] To paint; to cover with paint. [Little used.]
||BEPA'LE, v.t. [be and pale.] To make pale. [Not in use.]
||BEPINCH', v.t. [be and pinch.] To mark with pinches.
||BEPINCHT' , pp. Marked with pinches.
||BEPOW'DER, v.t. [be and powder.] To powder; to sprinkle or cover with powder.
||BEPRA'ISE, v.t. [be and praise.] To praise greatly or extravagantly.
||BEPUR'PLE, v.t. [be and purple.] To tinge or dye with a purple color.
||BEQUE'ATH, v.t. [Eng.quoth.] To give or leave by will; to devise some species of property by ...
||BEQUE'ATHED, pp. Given or left by will.
||BEQUE'ATHING, ppr. Giving or devising by testament.
||BEQUE'ATHMENT, n. The act of bequeathing; a bequest.
||BEQUEST', n. Something left by will; a legacy.
||BERA'IN, v.t. To rain upon. [Not in use.]
||BERA'TE, v.t. [be and rate.] To chide vehemently; to scold.
||BERAT'TLE, v.t. [be and rattle.] To fill with rattling sounds or noise.
||BERA'Y, v.t. To make foul; to soil. [Not in use.]
||BER'BERRY, n. [L.berberis.] [See Barberry.]
||BERE, n. The name of a species of barley in Scotland.
||BERE'AVE, v.t. pret.bereaved, bereft: pp.bereaved, bereft.1. To deprive; to strip; to make ...
||BERE'AVED, pp. Deprived; stripped and left destitute.
||BERE'AVEMENT, n. Deprivation, particularly by the loss of a friend by death.
||BERE'AVING, ppr. Stripping bare; depriving.
||BEREFT', pp. of bereave. Deprived; made destitute.
||BERENGA'RIANISM, n. The opinions or doctrines of Berengarius, archdeacon of St.Mary at Anjou, and ...
||BERG, n. A borough; a town that sends burgesses to Parliament; a castle. [See Burg.]
||BERG'AMOT,n. 1. A species of pear.2. A species of citron, at first casually produced by an ...
||BERG'ANDER, n. [berg, a cliff] A burrow duck; a duck that breeds in holes under cliffs.
||BER'GERET, n. A song. [Not used.]
||BERG'MANITE, n. [from Bergman, the mineralogist.] A mineral classed with scapolite, in the family ...
||BERG'MASTER, n. The bailiff or chief officer among the Derbyshire miners.
||BERG'MOTE, n. A court held on a hill in Derbyshire, in England, for deciding controversies between ...
||BERHY'ME, v.t. [be and rhyme.] To mention in rhyme or verse; used in contempt.
||BER'LIN, n. A vehicle of the chariot kind, supposed to have this name from berlin, the chief city ...
||BERLUC'CIO, n. A small bird, somewhat like the yellow hammer, but less and more slender.
||BERME, n. In fortification, a space of ground of three, four or five feet in width, left between ...
||BER'NACLE, [See Barnacle.]
||BER'NARDINE, a. Pertaining to St. Bernard, and the monks of the order.
||BER'NARDINS, n. An order of monks, founded by Robert, abbot of Moleme, and reformed by St. ...
||BEROB', v.t. [be and rob.] To rob. [Not in use.]
||BER'OE, n. A marine animal of an oval or spherical form, nearly an inch in diameter, and divided ...
||BER'RIED, a. Furnished with berries.
||BER'RY-BEARING, a. Producing berries.
||BER'RY, n. 1. A succulent or pulpy fruit, containing naked seeds. Or in more technical language, ...
||BERT [Eng.bright.] [See bright.]
||BERTH, n. [from the root of bear.]1. A station in which a ship rides at anchor, comprehending the ...
||BER'TRAM, n. [L.pyrethrum, said to be from fire, from its acrid quality.]Bastard pellitory, a ...
||BER'YL-CRYSTAL, n. A species of imperfect crystal, of a very pure, clear, and equal texture. It ...
||BER'YL,n. [L.beryllus; Eng.brilliant.]A mineral, considered by Cleaveland as a subspecies of ...
||BER'YLLINE, a. Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green.
||BESA'INT, v.t. [be and saint.] To make a saint. [Not in use.]
||BESA'YLE, n. A great grandfather.If the abatement happened on the death of one's grandfather or ...
||BESCAT'TER, v.t. [be and scatter.] To scatter over. [Not used.]
||BESCORN', v.t. [be and scorn.] To treat with scorn; to mock at. [Not used.]
||BESCRATCH', v.t. [be and scratch.] To scratch; to tear with the nails. [Not in use.]
||BESCRAWL', v.t. [be and scrawl.] To scrawl; to scribble over.
||BESCREE'N, v.t. [be and screen.] To cover with a screen; to shelter; to conceal.
||BESCREE'NED, pp. Covered; sheltered; concealed.
||BESCRIB'BLE, v.t. To scribble over.
||BESCUM'BER, v.t. [from cumber.] To encumber. [Not legitimate nor used.]
||BESEE', v.i. [be and see.] To look; to mind. [Not in use.]
||BESEE'CH, v.t. pret. and pp.besought.To entreat; to supplicate; to implore; to ask or pray with ...
||BESEE'CHER,n. One who beseeches.
||BESEE'CHING, ppr. Entreating.
||BESEE'K, v.t. to beseech. [Not used.]
||BESEE'M, v.t. [be and seem.] To become; to be fit for, or worthy of; to be decent for. What form ...
||BESEE'MING, ppr. or a. Becoming; fit; worthy of.BESEE'MING, n. Comeliness.
||BESEE'MLY, A. Becoming; fit; suitable.
||BESEE'N, a. Adapted; adjusted. [Not used.]
||BESET', v.t. pret. and pp. beset. 1. To surround; to inclose; to hem in; to besiege; as, we are ...
||BESET'TING, ppr. Surrounding; besieging; waylaying.BESET'TING, a. Habitually attending, or ...
||BESHI'NE, v.t. To shine upon. [Not used.]
||BESHREW', v.t. [be and shrew.] To wish a curse to; to execrate.1. To happen ill to. [Not in use.]
||BESHUT', v.t. To shut up. [Not used.]
||BESI'DE, prep. [be and side, by the side.]1. At the side of a person or thing; near; as, sit down ...
||BESID'ERY, n. A species of pear.
||BESI'DES, prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from. And there was a famine in the land, ...
||BESIE'GE, v.t. [be and siege.]1. To lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset, or surround with armed ...
||BESIE'GED, pp. Surrounded or beset with hostile troops.
||BESIE'GER, n. One who lays siege, or is employed in a siege.
||BESIE'GING,, ppr. Laying siege; surrounding with armed forces.
||BESIT', v.t. [be and sit.] To suit; to become. [Not used.]
||BESLA'VE, v.t. To subjugate; to enslave. [Not used.]
||BESLI'ME, v.t. To daub with slime;; to soil. [Not used.]
||BESLUB'BER, v.t. [be and slubber,slabber.] To soil or smear with spittle, or any thing running ...
||BESME'AR, v.t. [be and smear.] To bedaub; to overspread with any viscous, glutinous matter, or ...
||BESME'ARED, pp. Bedaubed; overspread with any thing soft, viscous,or adhesive; soiled.
||BESME'ARER, n. One that besmears.
||BESME'ARING, ppr. Bedaubing; soiling.
||BESMIRCH', v.t. [be and smirch.] To soil; to foul; to discolor. [Little used.]
||BESMO'KE, v.t. [be and smoke.] To foul with smoke; to harden or dry in smoke. [Little used.]
||BESMO'KED, pp. Fouled or soiled with smoke; dried in smoke.
||BESMUT', v.t. [be and smut.] To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.
||BESMUT'TED, pp. Blackened with smut or soot.
||BESNOW, v.t. [be and snow.] To scatter like snow. [Little used.]
||BESNOWED, a. or pp. [be and snow.] Covered or sprinkled with snow, or with white blossoms.
||BESNUFF', v.t. To befoul with snuff.
||BESNUFF'ED, pp. Foul with snuff.
||BE'SOM, n. s as z. A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping. I will sweep it with the besom of ...
||BESORT', v.t. [be and sort.] To suit; to fit; to become.BESORT', n. Company; attendance; train.
||BESOT'v.t. [be and sot.] To make sottish; to infatuate; to stupify; to make dull or senseless.1. ...
||BESOT'TED, pp. Made sottish or stupid. Besotted on, infatuated with foolish affection.
||BESOT'TEDLY, adv. In a foolish manner.
||BESOT'TEDNESS, n. Stupidity; arrant folly; infatuation.
||BESOT'TING, ppr. Infatuating; making sottish or foolish.
||BESOUGHT', besaut'. pp. of beseech. Entreated; implored; sought by entreaty.
||BESPAN'GLE, v.t. [be and spangle.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something ...
||BESPAN'GLED, pp. Adorned with spangles or something shining.
||BESPAN'GLING, ppr. Adorning with spangles or glittering objects.
||BESPAT'TER, v.t. [be and spatter.] To soil by spattering; to sprinkle with water, or with dirt and ...
||BESPAT'TERED, pp. Spattered over; soiled with dirt and water; aspersed; calumniated.
||BESPAT'TERING, ppr. Spattering with water; soiling with dirt and water; aspersing.
||BESPAWL', v.t. [be and spawl.] To soil or make foul with spittle.
||BESPEA'AK, v.t. pret. bespoke; pp. bespoke, bespoken. [be and speak.]1. To speak for beforehand; to ...
||BESPE'AKER, n. One who bespeaks.
||BESPE'AKING, ppr. Speaking for or ordering beforehand; foreboding; addressing; showing; ...
||BESPECK'LE, v.t. [be and speckle.] To mark with speckles or spots.
||BESPI'CE, v.t. [be and spice.] To season with spices.
||BESPIT', v.t. pret. bespit; pp. bespit, bespitten. [be and spit.] To daub or soil with spittle.
||BESPO'KE, pret. and pp. of bespeak.
||BESPOT', v.t. [be and spot.] To mark with spots.
||BESPOT'TED, pp. Marked with spots.
||BESPOT'TING, ppr. Marking with spots.
||BESPREAD', v.t. bespred'. pret. and pp. bespread. [be and spread.] To spread over; to cover over; ...
||BESPRINGK'LE, v.t. [be and sprinkle.] To sprinkle over; to scatter over; as, to besprinkle with ...
||BESPRINK'LED, pp. Sprinkled over.
||BESPRINK'LER, n. One that sprinkles over.
||BESPRINK'LING, ppr. Sprinkling over.
||BESPURT', v.t. To spurt out,or over; to throw out in a stream or streams. [Not used.]
||BEST-TEM'PERED, a. Having the most kind or mild temper.
||BEST, a. superlative. [Eng.but;] Literally, most advanced, Hence,1. Most good; having good ...
||BESTA'IN, v.t. [be and stain.] To mark with stains; to discolor, either the whole surface of a ...
||BESTEAD', v.t. bested' pret.and pp. bested. [be and stead.] To profit. How little you ...
||BES'TIAL, a. [from beast.]1. Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts. 2. Having the ...
||BESTIAL'ITY, n. The quality of beasts; the state or manners of man which resemble those of ...
||BES'TIALIZE, v.t. To make like a beast.
||BES'TIALLY, adv. Brutally; in a manner below humanity.
||BESTICK', v.t. pret. and pp. bestuck. [be and stick.]To stick over, as with sharp points; to mark, ...
||BESTIR', v.t. bestur' [be and stir.] To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and ...
||BESTIR'RED, pp. Roused into vigorous action; quickened in action.
||BESTIR'RING,ppr. Moving briskly; putting into vigorous action.
||BEST'NESS, n. The state of being best. [Not used.]
||BESTOR, v.t. [be and stow, a place. See Stow. Literally, to set or place.]1. To give; to confer; ...
||BESTORM', v.i. [be and storm.] To storm; to rage. [Not used.]
||BESTOWAL, n. A conferring; disposal. [Little used.
||BESTOWED, ppr. Given gratuitously; conferred; laid out; applied; deposited for safe-keeping.
||BESTOWER, n. One who bestows; a giver; a disposer.
||BESTOWING, ppr. Conferring gratuitously; laying out; applying; depositing in store.
||BESTOWMENT, n. The act of giving gratuitously; a conferring. God the father had committed the ...
||BESTRAD'DLE, v.t. To bestride. [See Straddle.]
||BESTRAUGHT', a. Distracted; mad. [Not used.]
||BESTREW', v.t. pret. bestrewed; pp. bestrewed, bestrown. [be and strew.] To scatter over; to ...
||BESTREW'ED, pp. of bestrew.
||BESTRI'DE, v.t. pret.bestrid; pp. bestrid, bestridden. [be and stride.]1. To stride over; to ...
||BESTRI'DING, ppr. Extending the legs over any thing, so as to include it between them.
||BESTROWN, pp. of bestrew. Sprinkle over.
||BESTUCK', pp. of bestick. Pierced in various places with sharp points.
||BESTUD', v.t. [be and stud.] To set with studs; to adorn with bosses; as, to bestud with stars.
||BESTUD'DED,pp. Adorned with studs.
||BESTUD'DING, ppr. Setting with studs; adorning as with bosses.
||BESWIKE, v.t. beswik'. To allure. [Not used.]
||BET, n. A wager; that which is laid, staked or pledges in a contest, to be won, either by the ...
||BETA'KE, v.t. pret. betook; pp. betaken. [be and take.]1. To take to; to have recourse to; to ...
||BETA'KEN, part of betake.
||BETA'KING, ppr. Having recourse to; applying; resorting.
||BETAUGHT', pret. of betake. [Not used.]
||BETEE'M, v.t. [be and teem.] To bring forth; to produce; to shed; to bestow. [Not used.]
||BETHINK', v.t. pret. and pp.bethought. [be and think.]To call to mind; to recall or bring to ...
||BETH'LEHEM, n. [Heb. the house of food or bread.]1. A town or village in Judea, about six miles ...
||BETH'LEMITE, n. An inhabitant of Bethlehem; a lunatic.1. In church history, the Bethlemites were ...
||BETHOUGHT', bethaut;, pret. and pp. of bethink.
||BETHRALL', v.t. [be and thrall.] To enslave; to reduce to bondage; to bring into subjection. ...
||BETHUMP', v.t. [be and thump.] To beat soundly. [Little used.]
||BETI'DE, v.t. pret. betid, or betided; pp.betid. [be and tide.]To happen; to befall; to come to; ...
||BETI'MES, adv. [be and time, that is, by the time.]1. Seasonably; in good season or time; before ...
||BE'TLE, n. A species of pepper, the leaves of which are chewed by the inhabitants of the East ...
||BETO'KEN, v.t. beto'kn. [be and token.]1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs. ...
||BETO'KENED, pp. Foreshown; previously indicated.
||BETO'KENING, ppr. Indicating by previous signs.
||BET'ONY, n. [L. betonica.] A genus of plants of several species. The purple or wood betony grows ...
||BETOOK', pret. of betake.
||BETO'RN, a. Torn in pieces.
||BETOSS', v.t. [be and toss.] To toss; to agitate; to disturb; to put in violent motion.
||BETRAP', v.t. [from trap.] To entrap; to ensnare. [Not used.]
||BETRA'Y, v.t. [L.traho.]1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in ...
||BETRA'YED, pp. Delivered up in breach of trust; violated by unfaithfulness; exposed by breach of ...
||BETRA'YER, n. One who betrays; a traitor.
||BETRA'YING, ppr. Delivering up treacherously; violating confidence; disclosing contrary to ...
||BETRIM', v.t. [be and trim.] To deck; to dress; to adorn; to grace; to embellish; to beautify; to ...
||BETRIM'MED, pp. Adorned; decorated.
||BETRIM'MING,ppr. Decking; adorning; embellishing.
||BETROTH', v.t. [be and troth, truth, faith. See Truth, and Troth.]1. To contract to any one, in ...
||BETROTH'ED, pp. Contracted for future marriage.
||BETROTH'ING, ppr. Contracting to any one, in order to a future marriage, as the father or ...
||BETROTH'MENT, n. A mutual promise or contract between two parties, for a future marriage between ...
||BETRUST', v.t. [be and trust.] To entrust; to commit to another in confidence of fidelity; to ...
||BETRUST'ED, pp. Entrusted; confided; committed in trust.
||BETRUST'ING, ppr. Entrusting; committing in trust.
||BETRUST'MENT, n. The act of entrusting; the thing entrusted.
||BET'SO, n. The smallest Venetian coin.
||BET'TER, a comp. of bet. See Best.]1. Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; ...
||BET'TERED, pp. Improved; meliorated; made better.
||BETTERING-HOUSE, n. A house for the reformation of offenders.
||BET'TERING, ppr. Making better; improving.
||BET'TOR, n. [from bet.] One who bets or lays a wager.
||BET'TY, n. [Supposed to be a cant word from the name of a maid; but qu. is it not from the root of ...
||BETUM'BLED, a. [be and tumble.] Rolled about; tumbled; disordered.
||BETWEE'N, prep. 1. In the intermediate space, without regard to distance; as, New York is between ...
||BETWIXT', prep.1. Between; in the space that separates two persons or things; as, betwixt two ...
||BEV'EL, n.Among masons, carpenters,joiners, &c., an instrument, or kind of square, one leg of which ...
||BEV'ELED, pp. Formed to a bevel angle.
||BEV'ELING, ppr. Forming to a bevel angle.BEV'ELING, a. Curving; bending from a right ...
||BEV'ELMENT, n. In mineralogy, bevelment supposes the removal of two contiguous segments from the ...
||BEV'ER, n. A collation or small repast between meals. [Not used.]BEV'ER, v.i. To take a small ...
||BEV'ERAGE, n. [L.bibo;] Drink; liquor for drinking. It is generally used of a mixed liquor. ...
||BEV'ILE, n. [See Bevel.] In heraldry, a thing broken or opening, like a carpenter's bevel.
||BEV'Y, n. [I know not the origin or affinities of this word. The etymologies I have seen are not ...
||BEWA'IL, v.t. [be and wail.] To bemoan; to lament; to express sorrow for. It expresses deep ...
||BEWA'ILABLE, a. That may be lamented.
||BEWA'ILED, pp. Lamented; bemoaned.
||BEWAILER, n. One who laments.
||BEWA'ILING, ppr. Lamenting; bemoaning; expressing grief for.BEWA'ILING, n. Lamentation.
||BEWA'KE, v.t. [be and wake.] To keep awake. [Not used.]
||BEWA'RE, v.i.1. Literally, to restrain or guard one's self from. Hence, to regard with caution; ...
||BEWEE'P, v.t. [be and weep.] To weep over; to bedew with tears. [Little used.]BEWEE'P, v.i. To ...
||BEWEPT', pp. Wept over; bedewed with tears. [Little used.]
||BEWET', v.t. [be and wet.] To wet; to moisten. [Not used.]
||BEWIL'DER, v.t. To lead into perplexity or confusion; to lose in pathless places; to confound for ...
||BEWIL'DERED, pp. Lost in mazes; perplexed with disorder, confusion, or intricacy.
||BEWIL'DERING, ppr. Losing in a pathless place; perplexing with confusion or intricacy.
||BEWIN'TER, v.t. To make like winter. [Not used.]
||BEWITCH', v.t. [be and witch.] To fascinate; to gain an ascendancy over by charms or incantation; ...
||BEWITCH'ED, pp. Fascinated; charmed.
||BEWITCH'ER, n. One that bewitches or fascinates.
||BEWITCH'ERY, n. Fascination; charm;; resistless power of anything that pleases.
||BEWITCH'FUL, a. Alluring; fascinating.
||BEWITCH'ING, ppr. Fascinating; charming.BEWITCH'ING, a. That has power to bewitch or fascinate; ...
||BEWITCH'INGLY, adv. In a fascinating manner.
||BEWITCH'MENT, n. Fascination; power of charming.
||BEWON'DERED, a. [be and wonder.] Amazed. [Not used.]
||BEWRAP', v.t. berap'. [be and wrap.] To wrap up.
||BEWRA'Y, v.t. beray. To disclose perfidiously; to betray; to show or make visible.Thy speech ...
||BEWRA'YED, pp. Disclosed; indicated; betrayed; exposed to view.
||BEWRA'YER, n. A divulger of secrets; a discoverer.
||BEWRA'YING, ppr. Disclosing; making known or visible.
||BEWRECK', v.t. bereck'. [be and wreck.] To ruin; to destroy. [Not used.]
||BEWROUGHT', a. beraut' [be and work.] Worked. [Not used.]
||BEY, n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or particular district of country; also,in ...
||BEYOND', prep.1. On the further side of; on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from ...
||BEZ'AN, n. A cotton cloth from Bengal, white or striped.
||BEZ'ANT, n. A gold coin of Byzantium. [See Byzant.]
||BEZANT'LER, n. [from antler.] The branch of a deer's horn, next above the brow antler.
||BEZ'EL, n. The upper part of the collet of a ring, which encompasses and fastens the stone.
||BE'ZOAR, n. 1. An antidote; a general name for certain animal substances supposed to be ...
||BEZOAR'DIC, a. Pertaining to or compounded of bezoar.BEZOAR'DIC, n. A medicine compounded with ...
||BEZ'OLA, n. A fish of the truttaceous kind, of a dusky blue color, nearly of the size of a ...
||BEZ'ZLE, v.t. To waste in riot. [Not used.] [See Embezzle.]
||BHUCHAMP'AC, n. A beautiful plant of India, known in Linne's system, under the name of Koempferia ...
||BI'A, n. In commerce, a small shell called a cowry, much valued in the East Indies.
||BIAN'GULOUS , a. [L.bis, twice, and angulus, an angle.]Having two angles or corners. [Little ...
||BIARM'IAN, a. Noting a race of Finns in Perme, in the north of Europe, on the Dvina, and about the ...
||BI'AS-DRAWING, n. Partiality. [Not used.]
||BI'AS, n. 1. A weight on the side of a bowl which turns it from a straight line.2. A leaning of ...
||BI'ASED, pp. Inclined from a right line; warped; prejudiced.
||BI'ASING, ppr. Giving a bias, particular direction or propensity; warping; prejudicing.
||BIB, n. A small piece of linen or other cloth worn by children over the breast.1. A fish about a ...
||BIBA'CIOUS, a. [L. bibax. See Bib.] Addicted to drinking; disposed to imbibe.
||BIBAC'ITY, n. The quality of drinking much. [Not used.]
||BIB'BER, n. A tippler; a man given to drinking; chiefly used in composition, as winebibber.
||BIB'BLE-BABBLE, n. Idle talk; prating to no purpose. [A low word, and not used.]
||BIB'IO, n. A name of the wine fly, a small insect found in empty wine casks.
||BI'BLE, n. [Gr. a book.]
||BIB'LER, n. [See Bib.] A tipler; a great drinker.
||BIB'LICAL, a. Pertaining to the Bible, or to the sacred writings; as biblical criticism.
||BIBLIOG'RAPHER, n. [Gr. a book.] One who composes or compiles the history of books; one skilled ...
||BIBLIOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the history of books.
||BIBLIOG'RAPHY, n. A history or description of books; the perusal of books, and manuscripts, with ...
||BIB'LIOLITE, n. [Gr. a book, and a stone; called also phytobiblia and lithobiblia.]Bookstone; a ...
||BIBLIOM'ANCY, n. [Gr.a book, and divination.]A kind of divination, performed by means of the ...
||BIBLIOMA'NIA, n. [Gr.book, and madness.] Book-madness; a rage for possessing rare and curious ...
||BIBLIOMA'NIAC, n. One who has a rage for books.
||BIBLIOP'OLIST, n. [Gr. book, and to sell.] A Bookseller.
||BIBLIOTH'ECAL, a. [L. bibliotheca, a library.]Belonging to a library.
||BIBLIOTH'ECARY, n. A librarian.
||BIBLIOTHE'KE, n. A library.
||BIB'LIST, n. [from bible.] With the Romanists, one who makes the scriptures the sole rule of ...
||BIBRAC'TEATE, a. Double bracteate.
||BIB'ULOUS, a. [L. bibulus, from bibo, to drink.]Spungy; that has the quality of imbibing fluids or ...
||BICAP'SULAR, a. [L. bis,double, and capsula, a little chest, from capsa, a chest. See ...
||BIC'ARBONATE, n. Supercarbonate; a carbonate containing two primes of carbonic acid.
||BICAU'DA, n. A fish of the sword-fish kind, about five feet in length; its back and sides of a ...
||BICE or BISE, n. Among painters, a blue color prepared from the lapis armenus, Armenican ...
||BICIP'ITOUS, a. [L. biceps, of bis, twice,and caput, head.]Having two heads. Applied to the ...
||BICK'ER, v.i.1. To skirmish; to fight off and on; that is, to make repeated attacks. [But in this ...
||BICK'ERER, n. One who bickers, or engages in a petty quarrel.
||BICK'ERING, ppr. Quarreling; contending; quivering.
||BICK'ERMENT, n. Contention. [Not used.]
||BICK'ERN, n. An iron ending in a beak or point.
||BI'CORN, n. [L. bis, twice, and cornu, a horn, bicornis.]A plant whose anthers have the appearance ...
||BICORN'OUS, a. Having two horns.
||BID, v.t. pret. bid, or bade; pp. bid, bidden. [L. peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to ...
||BID'ALE, n. [bid and ale.] In England, an invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's ...
||BID'DER, n. One who offers a price.Bidders at the auction of popularity.
||BID'DING, ppr. Inviting; offering; commanding.BID'DING, n. Invitation; command; order; a ...
||BIDE, v.i. To dwell; to inhabit.1. To remain; to continue or be permanent, in a place or state. ...
||BI'DENS, n. A plant, bur marigold.
||BIDENT'AL, a. [L.bidens, of bis,twice,and dens, a tooth.] Having two teeth.
||BIDET', n. A small horse, formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
||BI'DING, ppr. Dwelling; continuing; remaining. [See Abiding.]BI'DING, n. Residence; habitation.
||BID'ON, n. A measure of liquids, of about five quarts, wine measure, used by seamen.
||BIEN'NIAL, a. [L. biennis, of bis,twice, and annus, a year.]1. Continuing for two years and then ...
||BIEN'NIALLY, adv. Once in two years; at the return of two years.
||BIE'R-BALK,n. The church road for burials. [Not used in America.]
||BIER, n. [L. feretrum, from fero. See Bear.]A carriage or frame of wood for conveying dead human ...
||BIE'STINGS, n. plu. The first milk given by a cow after calving.
||BIFA'RIOUS, a. [L. bifarius; bis and fero, or Teutonic, faran, to go.]Two-fold. In botany, pointing ...
||BIFA'RIOUSLY, adv. In a bifarious manner. A stem or branch is bifariously hairy, when the hairs ...
||BIF'EROUS, a. [L. bifer, biferus; of bis, twice, and fero, to bear.]Bearing fruit twice a year, as ...
||BIF'IDATE, a. [L. bifidus, bifidatus, of bis, twice, and findo, fidi, to split or cleave. See ...
||BIF'LOROUS, a. [L. bis,twice, and floreo.] Bearing two flowers.
||BI'FOLD, a. [L.bis, twice, and fold.] Two-fold; double; of two kinds, degrees, &c.
||BI'FORM, a. [L. biformis, of bis, twice, and forma, form.]Having two forms, bodies or shapes.
||BI'FORMED, a. Compounded of two forms.
||BIFORM'ITY, n. A double form.
||BI'FURCATED, a. [L. bifurcus, of bis, twice, and furca, a fork.]Forked; divided into two branches.
||BIFURCA'TION, n. A forking, or division into two branches.
||BIG, a.1. Bulky; protuberant; pregnant, applied to females. Big, in the sense of pregnant, is ...
||BIG'AM, n. A bigamist. [Not used.]
||BIG'AMIST, n. [See Bigamy.] One who has committed bigamy, or had two wives at one.
||BIG'AMY, n. [L.bis,twice, and Gr. to marry, marriage.]The crime of having two wives at once. But ...
||BIG'BELLIED, a. Having a great belly; advanced in pregnancy.
||BIGBO'NED, a. Having large bones.
||BIG'CORNED, a. Having large grains.
||BIGEM'INATE, a. [L.bis, twice, and geminus, double.]Twin-forked; used of a decompound leaf having ...
||BIG'GEL, n. A quadruped of the East Indies, somewhat like a rane or rein-deer, but its head ...
||BIG'GIN, n.1. A child's cap, or something worn about the head.2. A building.
||BIGHT, n.1. A bend, or small bay between two points of land.2. The double part of a rope when ...
||BIG'LY, adv. [from big.] In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily.
||BIG'NAMED, a. Having a great or famous name.
||BIG'NESS, n. Bulk; size; largeness; dimensions. It is used of any object,animate or inanimate, ...
||BIG'OT, n. 1. A person who is obstinately and unreasonably wedded to a particular religious ...
||BIG'OTED, a. Obstinately and blindly attached to some creed, opinion, practice or ritual; ...
||BIG'OTEDLY, adv. In the manner of a bigot; pertinaciously.
||BIG'OTRY, n. Obstinate or blind attachment to a particular creed, or to certain tenets; ...
||BIG'SOUNDING, a. Having a pompous sound.
||BIG'SWOLN, a. [big and swoln. See Swell.]Swelled to a large size; turgid; greatly swelled; ready ...
||BIG'UDDERED, a. [big and udder.]Having large udders, or udders swelled with milk.
||BIHYDROG'URET, n. A double hydroguret, or with two atoms of hydrogen.
||BIJU'GOUS, a. [L. bis, twice, and jugum, a yoke, a pair.]Having two pairs of leaflets; used of ...
||BILA'BIATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and labium, a lip.]Having two lips, as the corols of flowers.
||BILAM'ELLATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and lamella, a plate.]Having the form of a flatted sphere, ...
||BI'LANDER, n. A small merchant vessel with two masts, distinguished from other vessels of two ...
||BILAT'ERAL, a. [L. bis and latus,side.] Having two sides.
||BIL'BERRY, n. The name of a shrub and its fruit; a species of Vaccinium or whortle-berry. The ...
||BIL'BO, n. [from Bilboa, in Spain.]A rapier; a sword; so named, it is said, from Bilboa in Spain, ...
||BIL'BOES, n. plu. On board of ships, long bars or bolts of iron with shackles sliding on them, and ...
||BILD, v.t. pret. bilded, bilt; pp.id.To construct; to erect; to set up and finish; as, to bild a ...
||BILD'STEIN, n. Agalmatolite, or figure-stone. A massive mineral, with sometimes a slaty ...
||BILE, n. [L. bilis.] A yellow bitter liquor, separated from the blood in the liver, collected in ...
||BI'LEDUCT, n. [bile and L. ductus, a conduit.]A vessel or canal to convey bile.
||BI'LESTONE, n. [bile and stone.] A concretion of viscid.bile.
||BILGE-PUMP, n. A burr-pump; a pump to draw the bilge-water from a ship.
||BILGE-WATER, n. Water which enters a ship, and lies upon her bilge or bottom.
||BILGE, n. [A different orthography of bulge, and belly, a protuberance.]1. The protuberant part ...
||BILG'ED, pp. or a. Having a fracture in the bilge. This participle is often used, as if the verb ...
||BIL'IARY, n. Water which enters a ship, and lies upon her bilge or bottom.BIL'IARY, a. [from L. ...
||BIL'INGSGATE, n. [from a place of this name in London frequented by low people who use foul ...
||BILIN'GUOUS, a. [L. bis, and lingua, tongue.]Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.
||BIL'IOUS, a. [L. biliosus, from bilis, the bile.]Pertaining to bile; consisting or partaking of ...
||BILIT'ERAL, a. [L. bis, twice, and litera, letter.]Consisting of two letters; as a biliteral root ...
||BILK, v.t. To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by non-fulfillment of engagement; ...
||BILK'ED, pp. Disappointed; deceived; defrauded.
||BILK'ING, ppr. Frustrating; defrauding.
||BILL, n.1. The beak of a fowl.2. An instrument used by plumbers, basket makers and gardeners, ...
||BILL'ARD, n. A bastard or imperfect capon; also a fish of the cod kind.
||BILLET-DOUX, bil'le-doo. A love billet.
||BILL'ET, n. [dim. of bill;] A small paper or note in writing, used for various purposes; ...
||BILL'ETING, ppr. Quartering, as soldiers in private houses.
||BILL'IARD, a bil'yard. Pertaining to the game of billiards.
||BILL'IARDS, n. plu. bil'yards.A game played on a rectangular table, covered with a green cloth, ...
||BILL'ION, n. bil'yun. [bis and million.]A million of millions; as many millions as there are units ...
||BIL'LOW-BEATEN, a. Tossed by billows.
||BIL'LOW, n. A great wave or surge of the sea, occasioned usually by violent wind. It can hardly ...
||BIL'LOWING, ppr. Swelled into a large waves or surges.
||BIL'LOWY, a. Swelling, or swelled into large waves; wavy; full of billows, or surges.
||BILO'BATE, a. [L. bis,twice. See Lobe.] Divided into two lobes; as a bilobate leaf.
||BILOC'ULAR, a. [L. bis, twice, and loculus, from locus, a place.]Divided into two cells, or ...
||BIL'VA, n. The Hindu name of a plant, the Crataeva Marmelos of Linne.
||BIMA'NOUS, a. [bis and manus.] Having two hands. Man is bimanous.
||BIM'BOW, a. Crooked; arched; bent; as a kimbo handle.To set the arms a kimbo, is to set the hands ...
||BIME'DIAL, a. [L. bis,twice,and medial.] In mathematics, if two medial lines, A B and B C, ...
||BIN, n. A wooden box or chest used as a repository of corn or other commodities.
||BIN'ACLE, n. [Formerly bittacle.] A wooden case or box in which the compass and lights are kept ...
||BI'NARY, a. [L. binus, two and two.]Binary arithmetic, the invention of Leibnitz, is that in which ...
||BI'NATE, a. [L. biinus. See Binary.] Being double or in couples; growing in pairs. A binate leaf ...
||BI'ND-WEED, n. A genus of plants, called Convolvulus, comprehending many species, as the white, the ...
||BIND, v.t.1. To tie together,or confine with a cord, or any thing that is flexible; to fasten as ...
||BI'NDER, n. A person who binds; one whose occupation is to bind books; also, one who binds ...
||BI'NDERY, n. A place where books are bound.
||BI'NDING, ppr. Fastening with a band; confining; restraining; covering or wrapping; obliging by a ...
||BING, n. In alum works, a heap of alum thrown together in order to drain.
||BIN'OCLE, n. [binus, double, and oculus, and eye.]A dioptric telescope,fitted with two tubes ...
||BINOC'ULAR, a. [See Binocle.] Having two eyes; also, having two apertures or tubes, so joined that ...
||BINO'MIAL, a. [L. bis, twice, and nomen, name.]In algebra, a root consisting of two members ...
||BINOM'INOUS, a. [L. bis,twice,and nomen, name.]Having two names.
||BINOT'ONOUS, a. [bis and note.] Consisting of two notes; as a binotonous cry.
||BIOG'RAPHER, n. [See Biography.] One who writes an account of history of the life and actions of ...
||BIOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to biography, or the history of the life of a person; containing ...
||BIOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr.life, and to write.]The history of the life and character of a particular ...
||BIOTINA, n. [from Biot, a French naturalist.]A newly discovered Vesuvian mineral, whose primitive ...
||BIP'AROUS, a. [L. bis,twice, and pario, to bear.]Bringing forth two at a birth.
||BIPAR'TIENT, [L. bis, twice,and partio, partiens, to divide.] Dividing into two parts.
||BIP'ARTILE , a. [L. bis,twice, and partio, to divide.]That may be divided in two parts.
||BIP'ARTITE, a. [L. bis, twice,and partitus, divided.] 1. Having two correspondent parts, as a ...
||BIPARTI'TION, n. The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts.
||BI'PED, n. [L. bipes, of bis,twice, and pes, pedis, a foot.]An animal having two feet, as man.
||BIP'EDAL, a. Having two feet, or the length of two feet.
||BIPEN'NATE,a. [L. bis, and penna, a wing or feather.] Having two wings.1. In botany, having ...
||BIPEN'NATIFID, a. [L. bis, twice, pinna, a wing or feather, and findo, to ...
||BIPET'ALOUS, a. [L. bis, twice, and Gr. a leaf.]Consisting of two flower leaves; having two petals.
||BIQUAD'RATE, n. [L. bis, twice, and quadratus, squared.]In mathematics the fourth power, arising ...
||BIQUADRAT'IC, n. The same as biquadrate.BIQUADRAT'IC, a. Pertaining to the biquadratic or fourth ...
||BIQUIN'TILE, n. [L. bis, twice, and quintus, fifth.]An aspect of the planets, when they are ...
||BIRA'DIATED, a. [L. bis, twice, and radiatus, set with rays.]Having two rays; as a biradiate fin.
||BIRCH, n. burch. A genus of trees, the Betula, of which there are several species; as the white or ...
||BIRCH'EN, a. Made of birch; consisting of birch.
||BIRD'-CAGE, n. [bird and cage.] A box or case with wires, small sticks, or wicker, forming open ...
||BIRD'-CATCHER, n. [bird and catch.] One whose employment is to catch birds; a fowler.
||BIRD'-CATCHING, n. [bird and catch.] The art of taking birds or wild fowls, either for food, for ...
||BIRD'-LIME, n. [bird and lime.] A viscous substance,usually made of the juice of holly-bark, ...
||BIRD, n. burd.1. Properly, a chicken, the young of fowls, and hence a small fowl.2. In modern ...
||BIRD'BOLT, n. [bird and bolt.] An arrow, broad at the end, for shooting birds.
||BIRD'ER, n. A bird-catcher.
||BIRD'EYED, a. Of quick sight.
||BIRD'ING-PIECE, n. [bird and piece.] A fowling-piece.
||BIRD'S-EYE, a. [bird and eye.] Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; as a bird-eye landscape.
||BIRDS'EYE, n. [bird and eye.] A genus of plants, called also pheasant's eye, known in botany by ...
||BIRDSFOOT-TREFOIL, n. A genus of plants,the Lotus, of several species.
||BIRDS'FOOT, n. [bird and foot.] A plant, the Ornithopus, whose legumen is articulated, ...
||BIRDS'NEST, n. [bird and nest.] The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.1. A ...
||BIRDSTARES and BIRDSTONGUE; names of plants.
||BI'REME, n. [L. biremis, bis and remus, and oar.]A vessel with two banks or tiers of oars.
||BIRG'ANDER, n. The name of a wild goose.
||BIRHOMBOID'AL, a. [bis and rhomboid.]Having a surface composed of twelve rhombic faces, which, ...
||BIRK'EN, v.t. [from birch.] To beat with a burch or rod.
||BIROS'TRATED, a. [L. bis, twice, and rostrum, a beak.]Having a double beak, or process resembling ...
||BIRT, n. burt. A fish, called also turbot.
||BIRTH, n. berth. [L. partus, the participle of pario, to bear.]1. The act of coming into life, or ...
||BIRTH'DAY, n. [birth and day.] The day in which any person is born.1. The same day of the month, ...
||BIRTH'DOM, n. [birth and dom.] Privilege of birth. [Not used.]
||BIRTH'ING, n. Any thing added to raise the sides of a ship.
||BIRTH'NIGHT, n. [birth and night.] The night in which a person is born; and the anniversary of ...
||BIRTH'PLACE, n. [birth and place.] The town, city or country, where a person is born; more ...
||BIRTH'RIGHT, n. [birth and right.] Any right or privilege, to which a person is entitled by ...
||BIRTH'WORT, n. [birth and wort.] A genus of plants, Aristolochia, of many species. Of these are ...
||BIS'COTIN, n. A confection, made of flour, sugar, marmalade and eggs.
||BIS'CUIT, n. bis'kit. [L. bis, twice,and cuit, baked.]1. A kind of bread, formed into cakes, and ...
||DISDIAPASON, BISDIAPASON, n. [See Diapason.] In music, a compound concord in the quadruple ratio of ...
||BISECT', v.t. [L. bis, twice, and seco, sectum, to cut. See Section.]To cut or divide into two ...
||BISECT'ED, pp. Divided into two equal parts.
||BISECT'ING, ppr. Dividing into two equal parts.
||BISEC'TION, n. The act of cutting into two equal parts; the division of any line or quantity into ...
||BISEG'MENT, n. [bis and segment.] One of the parts of a line, divided into two equal parts.
||BISEX'OUS, a. Consisting of both sexes.
||BISH'OP, n. [L. episcopus; Gr. of, over, and inspector, or visitor; to view, or inspect; whence, to ...
||BISH'OPLIKE, a. Resembling a bishop; belonging to a bishop.
||BISH'OPRIC,n. [bishop and ric, jurisdiction.] 1. A diocese; the district over which the ...
||BISH'OPSWEED, n. [bishop and used.] A genus of plants, with the generic name Ammi.
||BISH'OPSWORT, n. A plant.
||BISK, n. Soup or broth, made by boiling several sorts of flesh together.
||BISK'ET, a biscuit. This orthography is adopted by many respectable writers.
||BIS'MUTH, n. s as z. A metal of a yellowish or reddish white color, and a lamellar texture. It is ...
||BIS'MUTHAL, a. Consisting of bismuth, or containing it.
||BIS'MUTHIC, a. Pertaining to bismuth; as bismuthic acid.
||BIS'ON, n. [L. A quadruped of the bovine genus, usually but improperly called the buffalo. The ...
||BISSEX'TILE, n. [L.bissextilis, leap year, from bissextus, [bis and sextus] the sixth of the ...
||BIS'SON, a. Blind. [Not used.]
||BIS'TER, n. Among painters, the burnt oil extracted from the soot of wood; a brown pigment. To ...
||BIS'TORT, n. [L. bistorta, bis and tortus, twisted.]A plant, a species of polygonum, or ...
||BIS'TOURY, n. bis'tury. A surgical instrument for making incisions. It is either straight and ...
||BISULC'OUS, a. [L. bisulcus, of bis and sulcus, a furrow.]Cloven footed, as swine or oxen.
||BISUL'PHURET, n. [bis and sulphuret.] In chimistry, a sulphuret, with a double proportion of ...
||BIT, n. The iron part of a bridle which is inserted in the mouth of a horse,and its appendages, to ...
||BITCH, n.1. The female of the canine kind, as of the dog,wolf,and fox.2. A name of reproach for a ...
||BITE, v.t. pret. bit; pp. bit, bitten.1. To break or crush with the teeth, as in eating; to pierce ...
||BI'TER, n. One who bites; that which bites; a fish apt to take bait.1. One who cheats or ...
||BITERN'ATE, a. [L. bis and ternus, three.] In botany, doubly ternate, as when a petiole has three ...
||BI'TING, ppr. Seizing, wounding, or crushing with the teeth; pinching,paining, causing to smart ...
||BI'TINGLY, adv. In a sarcastic or jeering manner.
||BIT'LESS, a. Not having a bit or bridle.
||BIT'MOUTH, n. [bit and mouth.] The bit, or that part of a bridle which is put in a horse's mouth.
||BIT'TACLE, n. The box for the compasses and lights on board a ship. [See Binnacle.]
||BIT'TEN, pp. of bite. bit'tn. Seized or wounded by the teeth; cheated.
||BIT'TER-GOURD, n. [bitter and gourd.] A plant, a species of Cucumis, called Colocynthis, ...
||BIT'TER-SALT, n. Epsom salt.
||BIT'TER-SPAR, n. Rhombspar, a mineral that crystallizes in rhomboids. It is the crystallized ...
||BIT'TER-SWEET, n. [bitter and sweet.] A species of Solanum, a slender climbing plant, whose ...
||BIT'TER-WORT, n. [bitter and wort.] The plant called gentian, Gentiana, which has a remarkable ...
||BIT'TER, a.1. Sharp, or biting to the taste; acrid; like wormwood.2. Sharp; cruel; severe; as ...
||BIT'TERISH, a. Somewhat bitter; bitter in a moderate degree.
||BIT'TERISHNESS, n. The quality of being moderately bitter.
||BIT'TERLY, adv. With a bitter taste.1. In a severe manner; in a manner expressing poignant grief; ...
||BIT'TERN, n. A fowl of the grallic order, the Ardea stellaris, a native of Europe. This fowl has ...
||BIT'TERNESS, n. [from bitter.] A bitter taste; or rather a quality in things which excites a ...
||BIT'TERS, n. A liquor in which bitter herbs or roots are steeped; generally a spirituous liquor, ...
||BIT'TERVETCH, n. [bitter and vetch.] A species of Ervum, or lentil, cultivated for fodder.1. A ...
||BIT'TOUR, or BIT'TOR, n. The bittern.
||BITTS, n. plu. [from the same root as bite.] A frame of two strong pieces of timber fixed ...
||BITU'ME, n. Bitumen, so written for the sake of the rhyme.
||BITU'MINATE, v.t. To impregnate with bitumen.
||BITU'MINATED, a. Impregnated with bitumen.
||BITUMINIF'EROUS, a. [bitumen and fero, to produce.]Producing bitumen.
||BITU'MINIZE, v.t. To form into, or impregnate with bitumen.
||BITU'MINOUS, a. Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing ...
||BI'VALVE, n. [L. bis, twice, and valve. L. valva]An animal having two valves, or a shell consisting ...
||BIVALV'OUS, a. Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and the seed cases ...
||BIVAULT'ED, a. [L. bis, twice,and vault.] Having two vaults or arches.
||BIVENT'RAL, a. [L. bis and venter, belly.] Having two bellies; as a biventral muscle.
||BIV'IOUS, a. [L. bivius; bis and via, way.] Having two ways, or leading two ways.
||BIVOUAC, n. [L. vigilo.] The guard or watch of a whole army, as in cases of great danger of ...
||BIX'WORT, n. A plant.
||BIZA, n. A coin of Pegu, of the value of half a ducat; also, a weight.
||BLA'AST, n. [Eng. blaze, which is primarily a blowing or swelling.]1. A gust or puff of wind; or ...
||BLAB, v.t.1. To utter or tell in a thoughtless manner; to publish secrets or trifles without ...
||BLAB'BER, n. A tattler; a tell-tale.
||BLAB'BING, ppr. Telling indiscreetly what ought to be concealed; tattling.
||BLACK'-BIRD, n. [black and bird.] In England, the merula, a species of turdus, a singing bird with ...
||BLACK'-BROWED, a. [black and brow.] Having black eye-brows; gloomy; dismal; threatening; as a ...
||BLACK-BRY'ONY, n. [black and bryony.] A plant, the Tamus.
||BLACK-CAP, n. [black and cap.] A bird, the Motacilla atricapilla, or mock-nightingale; so called ...
||BLACK-CHALK, n. A mineral of a bluish black color, of a slaty texture, and soiling the fingers ...
||BLACK'-FACED, a. Having a black face.
||BLACK-FOREST, n. [black and forest.] A forest in Germany, in Swabia; a part of the ancient ...
||BLACK-FRIAR, n. Black-friars is a name given to the Dominican Order, called also Predicants and ...
||BLACK'-LEAD, n. A mineral of a dark steel-gray color, and of a scaly texture, composed of carbon, ...
||BLACK, a. 1. Of the color of night; destitute of light; dark.2. Darkened by clouds; as the ...
||BLACK'ED, pp. Made black; soiled.
||BLACK'EN, v.t.1. To make black.The importation of slaves that has blackened half America.2. To ...
||BLACK'ENER, n. He that blackens.
||BLACK'ING, ppr. Making black.BLACK'ING, n. A substance used for blacking shoes, variously made; ...
||BLACK'ISH, a. Somewhat black; moderately black or dark.
||BLACK'LY, adv. Darkly; atrociously.
||BLACK'NESS, n. The quality of being black; black color; darkness; atrociousness or enormity in ...
||BLACK'SEA, n. [black and sea.] The Euxine Sea, on the eastern border of Europe.
||BLACK'SMITH, n. [black and smith.] A smith who works in iron, and makes iron utensils; more ...
||BLAD'DER-NUT, n. [bladder and nut.] A genus of plants, with the generic name of Staphyloea. They ...
||BLAD'DER-SENNA, or bastard-senna, a genus of plants, called in botany Colutea.The jointed-podded ...
||BLAD'DER, n.[Eng.a blade; L.latus.]1. A thin membranous bag in animals, which serves as the ...
||BLAD'DERED, a. Swelled like a bladder.
||BLAD'DERY, a. Resembling a bladder; containing bladders.
||BLA'DE-BONE, n. The scapula, or upper bone in the shoulder.
||BLA'DE-SMITH, n. A sword cutler.
||BLADE, n. [Gr.broad.]1. The stalk or spire of a plant,particularly of grass and corn; but ...
||BLA'DED, pp. Having a blade or blades. It may be used of blade in the sense of a leaf, a spire, ...
||BLAIN, n. A pustule; a botch; a blister. In farriery, a bladder growing on the root of the ...
||BLA'MABLE, a. [See Blame.] Faulty; culpable; reprehensible; deserving of censure.
||BLA'MABLENESS, n. Culpableness; fault; the state of being worthy of censure.
||BLA'MABLY, adv. Culpably; in a manner deserving of censure.
||BLAME, v.t. [The Greeks have the root of this word, to blaspheme.]1. To censure; to express ...
||BLA'MED, pp. Censured; disapproved.
||BLA'MEFUL, a. Faulty; meriting blame; reprehensible.
||BLA'MELESS, a. Without fault; innocent; guiltless; not meriting censure.A bishop then must be ...
||BLA'MELESSLY, adv. Innocently; without fault or crime.
||BLA'MELESSNESS,n. Innocence; a state of being not worthy of censure.
||BLA'MER, n. One who blames, finds fault or censures.
||BLA'MEWORTHINESS, n. The quality of deserving censure.
||BLA'MEWORTHY, a. [blame and worthy.] Deserving blame; censurable; culpable; reprehensible.
||BLA'MING, ppr. Censuring; finding fault.
||BLANC-MANGER, pron. blomonge. In cookery, a preparation of dissolved isinglass, milk, sugar, ...
||BLANC'ARD, n. A kind of linen cloth, manufactured in Normandy, so called because the thread is ...
||BL'ANCH, v.t. 1. To whiten; to take out the color, and make white; to obliterate.2. To slur; to ...
||BL'ANCHED, pp. Whitened.
||BL'ANCHER, n. One who whitens; also, one who anneals, and cleanses money.
||BLANCHIM'ETER, n. [blanch, and Gr. measure.]An instrument for measuring the bleaching power of ...
||BL'ANCHING, ppr. Whitening. In coinage, the operation of giving brightness to pieces of silver,by ...
||BLAND, a. [L. blandus.] Mild; soft; gentle; as bland words; bland zephyrs.
||BLANDIL'OQUENCE, n. [L. blandus, mild, and loquor, to speak.]Fair, mild, flattering speech.
||BLAND'ISH, v.t. [L. blandior; Old Eng. blandise.]To soften; to caress; to flatter by kind words or ...
||BLAND'ISHER, n. One that flatters with soft words.
||BLAND'ISHING, , ppr. Soothing or flattering with fair words.
||BLAND'ISHMENT, n. Soft words;kind speeches; caresses; expression of kindness; words or actions ...
||BLANK, a.1. Void; empty; consequently white; as a blank paper.2. White or pale; as the blank ...
||BLANK'ED, pp. Confused; dispirited.
||BLANK'ET, n.1. A cover for a bed, made of coarse wool loosely woven, and used for securing against ...
||BLANK'ETING, ppr. Tossing in a blanket.BLANK'ETING, n. The punishment of tossing in a blanket.1. ...
||BLANK'LY, adv. In a blank manner; with paleness or confusion.
||BLARE, v.i. [L. ploro, to dry out, to bawl, to weep.]1. To roar; to bellow. [Little used.]2. To ...
||BLASPHE'ME, v.t. [Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; L. ...
||BLASPHE'MER, n. One who blasphemes; one who speaks of God in impious and irreverent terms. 1 ...
||BLASPHE'MING, ppr. Uttering impious or reproachful words concerning God.
||BLAS'PHEMOUS, a. Containing blasphemy; calumnious; impiously irreverent or reproachful towards ...
||BLAS'PHEMOUSLY, adv. Impiously; with impious irreverence to God.
||BLAS'PHEMY, n. An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or ...
||BL'AST, v.t. [Literally, to strike.] To make to wither by some pernicious influence, as too much ...
||BL'ASTED, pp. Affected by some cause that checks growth, injures, impairs, destroys, or renders ...
||BL'ASTER, n. He or that which blasts or destroys.
||BL'ASTING, ppr. Affecting by a blast; preventing from coming to maturity; frustrating; splitting ...
||BL'ASTMENT, n. Blast; sudden stroke of some destructive cause. [Superseded by blast and ...
||BLA'TANT, a. [See Bleat.] Bellowing as a calf. [Not used.]
||BLAT'TER, v.i. [from the root of bleat.]To make a senseless noise.
||BLAT'TERER, n. A noisy blustering boaster. [Not used.]
||BLAY, n. [See Bleak.] A small river fish, the bleak.
||BLAZE, n. [Eng.to blush.]1. Flame; the stream of light and heat from any body when burning, ...
||BLA'ZED, pp. Published far and wide.
||BLA'ZER, n. One who publishes and spreads reports.
||BLAZ'ING-STAR, n. A comet; a star that is accompanied with a coma or train of light.
||BLA'ZING, ppr. Flaming; publishing far and wide.BLA'ZING, a. Emitting flame, or light; as a ...
||BLA'ZON, v.t. bla'zn.1. To explain, in proper terms, the figures on ensigns armorial.2. To deck; ...
||BLA'ZONED, pp. Explained, deciphered in the manner of heralds; published abroad; displayed ...
||BLA'ZONER, n. One that blazons; a herald; an evil speaker, or propagator of scandal.
||BLA'ZONING, ppr. Explaining, describing as heralds; showing; publishing; blazing abroad; ...
||BLA'ZONRY, n. The art of describing coats of arms, in proper terms.
||BLEA, n. The part of a tree, which lies immediately under the bark.
||BLEACH, v.t. [Eng. bleak.]To whiten; to make white or whiter; to take out color; applied to many ...
||BLE'ACHED, pp. Whitened; made white.
||BLE'ACHER, n. One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten cloth.
||BLE'ACHERY, n. A place for bleaching; as a wax bleachery.
||BLE'ACHING, ppr. Whitening; making white; becoming white.BLE'ACHING, n. The act or art of ...
||BLEAK, a. 1. Pale. [But not often used in this sense, in America, as far as my observations ...
||BLEAKISH, a. Moderately bleak.
||BLE'AKNESS, n. Openness of situation;exposure to the wind; hence coldness.
||BLE'AKY a. Bleak; open unsheltered; cold; chill.
||BLE'AR-EYED, a. Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim-sighted.
||BLEAR, a. Sore, with a watery rheum; applied only to the eyes; as the blear-eyed owl.BLEAR, v.t. ...
||BLE'AREDNESS, n. The state of being bleared, or dimmed with rheum.
||BLEAT, v.i. [L. blatero; plaudo.] To make the noise of a sheep; to cry as a sheep.BLEAT, n. The ...
||BLE'ATING, ppr. or a. Crying as a sheep.BLE'ATING, n. The cry of a sheep.
||BLEB, n. [This word belongs to the root of blab, blubber.]A little tumor, vesicle or ...
||BLEBBY, a. Full of blebs.
||BLED, pret. and pp. of bleed.
||BLEED, v.i. pret. and pp. bled.1. To lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm ...
||BLEE'DING, ppr. Losing blood;letting blood; losing sap or juice.BLEE'DING, n. a running or issuing ...
||BLEIT, a. Bashful; used in Scotland and the northern counties of England.
||BLEM'ISH, v.t.1. Too mark with any deformity; to injure or impair any thing which is well formed, ...
||BLEM'ISHED, pp. Injured or marred by any mark of deformity; tarnished; soiled.
||BLEM'ISHING, ppr. Marking with deformity; tarnishing.
||BLEM'ISHLESS, a. Without blemish; spotless.
||BLEM'ISHMENT, n. Disgrace. [Little used.]
||BLENCH, v.i. [This evidently is the blanch of Bacon [see Blanch.] and perhaps the modern ...
||BLENCH'ER, n. That which frustrates.
||BLEND, n.An ore of zink, called also mock-lead, false galena and black jack. Its color is mostly ...
||BLEND'ED, pp. Mixed; confounded by mixture.
||BLEND'ER, n. One that mingles or confounds.
||BLEND'ING, ppr. Mingling together; confounding by mixture.
||BLEND'OUS, a. Pertaining to blend.
||BLEN'NY, n. A genus of fishes, of the order of Jugulars, in Ichthyology called Blennius. There ...
||BLENT, the obsolete participle of blend.
||BLESS, v.t. pret. and ppr. blessed or blest.1. To pronounce a wish of happiness to one; to ...
||BLESS'ED, pp. Made happy or prosperous; extolled; pronounced happy.BLESS'ED, a. Happy; prosperous ...
||BLESS'EDLY, adv. Happily; in a fortunate manner.
||BLESS'EDNESS, n. Happiness; felicity; heavenly joys; the favor of God.1. Sanctity.
||BLESS'ER, n. One that blesses or prospers; one who bestows a blessing.
||BLESS'ING, ppr. Making happy; wishing happiness to; praising or extolling; consecrating by ...
||BLEST, pp. of bless.BLEST, a. Made happy.1. Making happy; cheering.While these blest sounds my ...
||BLE'TONISM, n. The faculty of perceiving and indicating subterraneous springs and currents by ...
||BLE'TONIST, n. One who possesses the faculty of perceiving subterraneous springs by sensation.
||BLEW, pret. of blow.
||BLEYME, n. An inflammation in the foot of a horse, between the sole and the bone.
||BLICE'A, n. A small fish caught in the German seas,somewhat resembling the English sprat.
||BLIGHT, n.1. A disease incident to plants, affecting them variously. sometimes the whole plant ...
||BLIN, v.t. To stop or cease.
||BLIND, a. 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect, or by deprivation;not ...
||BLINDED, pp. Deprived of sight; deprived of intellectual discernment; made dark or obscure.
||BLINDFOLD, a. [blind and fold.] Having the eyes covered; having the mental eye ...
||BLINDFOLDED, pp. Having the eyes covered; hindered from seeing.
||BLINDFOLDING, ppr. Covering the eyes;hindering from seeing.
||BLINDING, ppr. Depriving of sight,or of understanding; obscuring.
||BLINDLY, adv. Without sight, or understanding.1. Without discerning the reason; implicitly; ...
||BLINDNESS, n. Want of bodily sight; want of intellectual discernment; ignorance.
||BLINDNETTLE, n. A plant.
||BLINDS, n. In the military art, a defense made of osiers or branches interwoven, and laid across ...
||BLINDSIDE, n. [blind and side.] The side which is most easily assailed; or the side on which the ...
||BLINDWORM, n. [blind and worm.] A small reptile, called also slow worm, a species of Anguis, about ...
||BLINK, v.i. 1. To wink; to twinkle with the eye.2. To see obscurely. Johnson. Is it not to see ...
||BLINK'ARD, n. [blink and ard,kind.] A person who blinks or has bad eyes; that which twinkles, or ...
||BLINK'ING, ppr. Winking; twinkling.
||BLISS, n. The highest degree of happiness; blessedness; felicity; used of felicity in general, when ...
||BLISS'FUL, a. Full ofjoy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.
||BLISS''FULLY, adv. In a blissful manner.
||BLISS'FULNESS, n. Exalted happiness; felicity; fullness ofjoy.
||BLISS'LESS, a. Destitute of bliss.
||BLIS'SOM, v.i. To be lustful; to caterwaul. [Little used.]
||BLIS'TER, n. 1. A pustule; a thin bladder on the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether ...
||BLIS'TERED, pp. Having blisters or tumors.
||BLIS'TERING, ppr. Raising a blister; applying a blistering plaster, or vesicatory.
||BLITE, n. [L. blitum.] A genus of plants, called strawberry spinach.1. A species of amaranth, or ...
||BLITHE, a. [L. loetus; Eng. glad. See Bliss and glad.]Gay; merry; joyous; sprightly; mirthful.For ...
||BLI'THEFUL, a. Gay; full of gayeta.
||BLI'THELY, adv. In a gay, joyful manner.
||BLI'THENESS, n. Gayety; sprightliness; the quality of being blithe.
||BLI'THESOME, a. Gay; merry; cheerful.
||BLI'THESOMENESS, n. The quality of being blithesome; gayety.
||BLOAT, v.t.[This word may be allied to bladder, from the sense of inflating, swelling.]1. To swell ...
||BLOATED, pp. Swelled; grown turgid; inflated.
||BLOATEDNESS, n. A turgid state;turgidness; dilation from inflation, debility, or any morbid cause.
||BLOATING, ppr. Swelling; inflating.
||BLOB'BERLIPPED, a. Having thick lips.
||BLOB'BERLLIP, n. [blobber and lip.] A thick lip.
||BLO'BER, n. A bubble; pronounced by the common people in America, blubber, It is a legitimate ...
||BLOCK'-TIN, n. [block and tin.] Tin which is pure, unmixed, and unwrought.
||BLOCK, n.1. A heavy piece of timber or wood, usually with one plain surface;or it is rectangular, ...
||BLOCKA'DE, n. The siege of a place,formed by surrounding it with hostile troops or ships, or by ...
||BLOCKA'DED, pp. Shut up or inclosed by an enemy.
||BLOCKA'DING, ppr. Besieging by a blockade.
||BLOCK'HEAD, n. [block and head.] A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.
||BLOCK'HEADED, a. Stupid; dull.
||BLOCK'HEADLY, a. Like a blockhead.
||BLOCK'HOUSE, n. [block and house.] A house or fortress, erected to block up a pass, and defend ...
||BLOCK'ISH, a. Stupid; dull; deficient in understanding.
||BLOCK'ISHLY, adv. In a stupid manner.
||BLOCK'ISHNESS, n. Stupidity; dullness.
||BLOCK'LIKE, a. Like a block; stupid.
||BLO'MARY, n. [See Bloom, a mass if iron.] The first forge through which iron passes, after it is ...
||BLONK'ET, a. Gray. [Not used.]
||BLOOD-BESPOT'TED, a. Spotted with blood.
||BLOOD-BOLTERED, a. [blood and bolter.] Sprinkled with blood. [Not used.]
||BLOOD-CONSU'MING, a. Wasting the blood.
||BLOOD-FROZEN, a. Having the blood chilled.
||BLOOD-HOT, a. [blood and hot.] As warm as blood in its natural temperature.
||BLOOD-HOUND, n. [blood and hound.] A species of canis or dog, with long, smooth and pendulous ...
||BLOOD-LET, v.t. To bleed; to let blood.
||BLOOD'-LETTER, n. One who lets blood, as in diseases; a phlebotomist.
||BLOOD'-ROOT, n. A plant so named from its color;a species of sanguinaria, called also puccoon, ...
||BLOOD'-SUCKER, n. [blood and suck.] Any animal that sucks blood, as a leech, a fly, &c. A cruel ...
||BLOOD'-THIRSTY, a. [blood and thirst.] Desirous to shed blood; murderous.
||BLOOD'-VESSEL, n. [blood and vessel.] Any vessel in which blood circulates in an animal body; an ...
||BLOOD, n.1. The fluid which circulates through the arteries and veins of the human body, and of ...
||BLOOD'ED, pp. Bled; stained with blood; inured to blood.
||BLOOD'GUILTINESS, n. [blood and guilt.] The guilt or crime of shedding blood. Ps.51.
||BLOOD'ILY, adv. In a bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed blood.
||BLOOD'INESS, n. The state of being bloody; disposition to shed blood.
||BLOOD'ING, ppr. Letting blood; staining with blood; inuring to blood, as a hound.
||BLOOD'LESS, a. Without blood; dead.1. Without shedding of blood or slaughter; as a bloodless ...
||BLOOD'LETTING, n. [blood and let.] The act of letting blood, or bleeding by opening a vein.
||BLOOD'PUDDING, n. [blood and pudding.] A pudding made with blood and other materials.
||BLOOD'SHED, n. [blood and shed.] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; waste of life; the ...
||BLOOD'SHEDDER, n. One who sheds blood; a murderer.
||BLOOD'SHEDDING, n. The shedding of blood; the crime of shedding blood.
||BLOOD'SHOT, a. [blood and shoot.] Red and inflamed by a turgid state of the blood vessels, as in ...
||BLOOD'SNAKE, n. A species of snake, the haemorrhus.
||BLOOD'STONE, n. [blood and stone.] A stone, imagined, if worn as an amulet, to be a good ...
||BLOOD'Y-EYED, a. Having bloody or cruel eyes.
||BLOOD'Y-FACED, a. Having a bloody face or appearance.
||BLOOD'Y-FLUX, n. [blood and flux.] The dysentery, a disease in which the discharges from the ...
||BLOOD'Y-HAND, n. [blood and hand.] A hand stained with the blood of a deer,which,in the old forest ...
||BLOOD'Y-HUNTING, a. Hunting for blood.
||BLOOD'Y-MINDED, a. [blood and mind.] Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; barbarous; inclined to ...
||BLOOD'Y-RED, a. Having the color blood.
||BLOODY-SCEP'TERED, a. Having a scepter obtained by blood or slaughter.
||BLOOD'Y-SWEAT, n. [blood and sweat.] A sweat, accompanied by a discharge of blood; also a disease, ...
||BLOOD'Y, a. Stained with blood.1. Cruel; murderous; given to the shedding of blood; or having a ...
||BLOOM n. 1. Blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.While opening blooms diffuse their ...
||BLOOM'ING, ppr. Opening in blossoms; flowering; thriving in the health, beauty, and vigor of youth; ...
||BLOOM'INGLY, adv. In a blooming manner.
||BLOOM'Y, a. Full of bloom; flowery; flourishing with the vigor of youth; as a bloomy spray; bloomy ...
||BLORE, n. [This is a different orthography of blare, which see.]The act of blowing; a blast. [Not ...
||BLOS'SOM, n. [Gr. a bud, probably from the same root.]1. The flower or corol of a plant; a ...
||BLOS'SOMING, ppr. Putting forth flowers; blowing.BLOS'SOMING, n. The blowing or flowering of ...
||BLOT, v.t. [L. litura,[whence lituro, oblitero.] without the prefix.]1. To spot with ink; to stain ...
||BLOTCH, n. A pustule upon the skin; an eruption, usually of a large kind.BLOTCH, v.t. To blacken.
||BLOTE, v.t. [The affinities of this word are not clearly ascertained.]To dry and smoke; as, to ...
||BLO'TED, pp. Smoked and dried.
||BLOT'TED, pp. Stained; spotted; erased.
||BLOT'TER, n. In counting houses, a waste book.
||BLOT'TING, ppr. Spotting with ink; obliterating; staining.
||BLOW-BALL, n. [blow and ball.] The flower of the dandelion.
||BLOW-PIPE, , n. [blow and pipe.] An instrument by which a blast or current of air is driven ...
||BLOW-POINT, n. [blow and point.] A kind of play among children.
||BLOW, n. [This probably is a contracted word, and the primary sense must be, to strike, thrust, ... |