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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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4687 b B is the second letter, and the first articulation, or consonant, in the English, as in the ...
4688 baa B'AA, n. The cry or appropriate bleating of sheep.B'AA, v.i. To cry or bleat as sheep.
4689 baal BA'AL, n. An idol among the ancient Chaldeans and Syrians, representing the sun. The word ...
4690 babble BAB'BLE, v.i. 1. To utter words imperfectly or indistinctly, as children.2. To talk idly or ...
4691 babblement BAB'BLEMENT, n. Idle talk; senseless prate; unmeaning words.
4692 babbler BAB'BLER, n. An idle talker; an irrational prattler; a teller of secrets.
4693 babbling BAB'BLING, ppr. Talking idly; telling secrets.2. Uttering a succession of murmuring sounds; as a ...
4694 babe BABE, n. [L. pupus,a word of endearment; pupa, little girl; whence pupillus, pupilla, pupil.]An ...
4695 babel BA'BEL, n. [Heb.] Confusion; disorder.
4696 babery BA'BERY, n. Finery to please a child; any trifling toy for children.
4697 babish BA'BISH, a. Like a babe; childish.
4698 babishly BA'BISHLY, adv. Childishly.
4699 baboon BABOON', n. A monkey of the largest species; a quadruped belonging to the genus Simia, in the ...
4701 baby-house BA'BY-HOUSE, n. A place for children's dolls and babies.
4700 baby BA'BY, a. Like a young child; pertaining to an infant.BA'BY, n. [See Babe.] An infant or young ...
4702 babyhood BA'BYHOOD, n. The state of being a baby.
4703 babylonian BABYLO'NIAN
4704 babylonic BABYLON'IC
4705 babylonical BABYLON'ICAL, a. Pertaining to Babylon, or made there; as Babylonic garments, carpets or ...
4706 babylonics BABYLON'ICS, n.plu. The title of a fragment of the history of the world, ending 267 years before ...
4707 babylonish BABYLO'NISH, a. Pertaining to Babylon, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia, or to the ...
4708 babyroussa BABYROUS'SA, n. In zoology, the Indian hog, a native of Celebes, and of Buero, but not found on ...
4709 bac BAC or BACK, n.1. In navigation, a ferry-boat or praam.2. In brewing, a large flat tub, or ...
4710 bacca BAC'CA, n.[L.] In botany, a berry; a fruit which consists of a pulpy pericarp, without valves, ...
4711 baccalaureate BACCALAU'REATE, n. [The first part of this word is from the same root as bachelor; or as Bailey ...
4712 baccated BAC'CATED, a. [L. baccatus, garnished with pearls, from bacca, a berry.]Set or adorned with pearls; ...
4713 bacchanal BAC'CHANAL,
4714 bacchanalian BACCHANA'LIAN, n.[from Bacchus, Gr.,the deity of wine and revelling. L. poculum.] One who indulges ...
4715 bacchanals BAC'CHANALS, n.plu. Drunken feasts; the revels of bacchanalians. In antiquity, feasts in honor of ...
4716 bacchic BAC'CHIC, a. Jovial; drunken; mad with intoxication.2. Relating to Bacchus, the god of wine; as, ...
4717 bacchius BAC'CHIUS, n. In ancient poetry, a foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; as in ...
4718 baccifferous BACCIF'FEROUS, a.[L.baccifer,of bacca, a berry, and fero, to bear.]That produces berries. [See ...
4719 baccivorous BACCIV'OROUS, a.[L. bacca,berry, and voro, to eat.]Eating or subsisting on berries; as baccivorous ...
4720 bachelor BACH'ELOR, n.[L.baculus, a stick, that is, a shoot.]1. A young man who has not been married.2. A ...
4721 bachelorship BACH'ELORSHIP, n. The state of being a bachelor.2. The state of one who has taken his first ...
4722 back BACK, n.1. The upper part of an animal, particularly of a quadruped, whose back is a ridge. In ...
4723 backbite BACK'BITE, v.t. [back and bite] To censure, slander, reproach, or speak evil of the absent. ...
4724 backbiter BACK'BITER, n. One who slanders, calumniates or speaks ill of the absent.
4725 backbiting BACK'BITING, n. The act of slandering the absent; secret calumny. 2Cor.xii.
4726 backbitingly BACKBI'TINGLY, adv. With secret slander.
4727 backboard BACK'BOARD, n. [back and board.] A board placed across the after part of a boat.
4728 backbone BACKBO'NE, n. [back and bone.] The bone of the back; or the spine.
4729 backcarry BACK'CARRY, n. A having on the back; a term of law.
4730 backdoor BACKDOOR, n. [back and door.] A door on the back part of a bulding; a private passage; and ...
4731 backed BACK'ED, pp. Mounted; having on the back; supported by aid; seconded; moved backward.BACK'ED, a. ...
4732 backfriend BACK'FRIEND, n. [back and friend.] A secret enemy.
4733 backgammon BACKGAM'MON, n. A game played by two persons, upon a table, with box and dice. The table is in two ...
4734 background BACK'GROUND, n. [back and ground.] Ground in the rear or behind, as opposed to the front.2. A ...
4735 backhanded BACK'HANDED,a. [back and hand.] With the hand turned backward; as a backhanded blow.BACK'HANDED, ...
4736 backhouse BACK'HOUSE, n.[back and house.] A building behind the main or front building.6
4737 backing BACK'ING, ppr. Mounting; moving back, as a horse; seconding.
4738 backpainting BACK'PAINTING, n.[back and paint.] The method of painting mezzotinto prints, pasted on glass of a ...
4739 backpiece BACK'PIECE, n.[back and piece.] The piece of armor which covers the back.
4740 backreturn BACK'RETURN, n. Repeated return.
4741 backroom BACK'ROOM, n.[back and room.] A room behind the front room, or in the back part of the house.
4742 backs BACKS, n. Among dealers in leather, the thickest and best tanned hides.
4743 backset BACK'SET, a.[back and set.] Set upon in the rear.
4744 backside BACK'SIDE, n. [back and side.] The back part of anything; the part behind that which is presented ...
4745 backslide BACKSLI'DE, v.i. [back and slide.] To fall off; to apostatize; to turn gradually from the faith ...
4746 backslider BACKSLI'DER, n. An apostate; one who falls from the faith and practice of religion. Prov.xiv.2. ...
4747 backsliding BACKSLI'DING, n. The act of apostatizing from faith or practice; a falling insensibly from ...
4748 backstaff BACK'STAFF, n. [back and staff, so called from its being used with the observer's back toward the ...
4749 backstairs BACK'STAIRS, n.[back and stairs.]Stairs in the back part of a house; private stairs; and ...
4750 backstays BACK'STAYS, n. [back and stay.]Long ropes or stays extending from the top-mast heads to both sides ...
4751 backsword BACK'SWORD,n. [back and sword.]A sword with one sharp edge. In England, a stick with a basket ...
4752 backward BACK'WARD
4753 backwardly BACK'WARDLY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly; adversely; perversely.
4754 backwardness BACK'WARDNESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance, dilatoriness, or dullness in action.2. A state of ...
4755 backwards BACK'WARDS, adv.[back and ward. See Ward.] With the back in advance; as, to move backward. 2. ...
4756 backworm BACK'WORM, n.[back and worm.] A small worm, in a thin skin, in the reins of a hawk. [See ...
4757 bacon BA'CON, n. ba'kn.Hog's flesh, salted or pickled and dried, usually in smoke. To save one's bacon, ...
4758 bacule BAC'ULE, n. In fortification, a kind of portcullis or gate, made8like a pit-fall, with a ...
4759 baculite BAC'ULITE, n.[L.baculus.]A genus of fossil shells, of a straight form, in their cellular structure ...
4760 baculometry BACULOM'ETRY, n. [L. baculus, a staff, and Gr. measure.]The act of measuring distance of altitude ...
4761 bad BAD, a.[Heb. to perish or destroy]1. Ill; evil; opposed to good; a word of general use, denoting ...
4762 bade BAD,BADE, the past tense of bid. [See Bid.]
4763 badge BADGE, n.[I know not the affinities of this word, not having found it in any other language. ...
4765 badger-legged BADG'ER-LEGGED, a. Having legs like a badger. Johnson says having legs of unequal length; but, ...
4764 badger BADG'ER, n. In law, a person who is licensed to buy corn in one place and sell it in another, ...
4766 badiaga BADIA'GA, n. A small spunge, common in the North of Europe, the powder of which is used to take ...
4767 badiane BAD'IANE
4768 badigeon BADIGE'ON, n. A mixture of plaster and free stone, ground together and sifted, used by statuaries ...
4769 badinage BAD'INAGE, n. Light or playful discourse.
4770 badly BAD'LY, adv. [from bad.] In a bad manner; not well, unskillfully; grievously; unfortunately; ...
4771 badness BAD'NESS, n. The state of being bad, evil, vicious or depraved; want of good qualities, natural or ...
4772 baffetas BAF'FETAS
4773 baffle BAF'FLE, v.t. To mock or elude by artifice; to elude by shifts and turns; hence to defeat, or ...
4774 baffled BAF'FLED, pp. Eluded; defeated; confounded.
4775 baffler BAF'FLER, n. One that baffles.
4776 baffling BAF'FLING, ppr. Eluding by shifts, and turns, or by stratagem; defeating; confounding. A baffling ...
4777 baftas BAF'TAS
4778 bag BAG, n.[Norm. bage, a bag, a coffer, bagnes, baggage. This word seems to be from the root of pack, ...
4779 bagatelle BAGATELLE, n. bagatel'. A trifle; a thing of no importance.
4780 baggage BAG'GAGE, n. [Eng.package.]1. The tents, clothing, utensils, and other necessaries of an army.2. ...
4781 bagging BAG'GING, ppr. Swelling; becoming protuberant.BAG'GING, n. The cloth or materials for bags. ...
4782 bagnio BAGNIO, n. ban'yo.[L.balneum.]1. A bath; a house for bathing, cupping, sweating and otherwise ...
4783 bagpipe BAG'PIPE, N.[bag and pipe.]A musical wind instrument, used chiefly in Scotland and Ireland. It ...
4784 bagpiper BAG'PIPER, n. One who plays on a bag-pipe.
4785 bagre BAG'RE, n. A small bearded fish, a species of Silurus, anguilliform, of a silvery hue, without ...
4786 bagreef BAG'REEF, n.[bag and reef.] A fourth and lower reef used in the British navy.
4787 baguet BAGUET', n. In architecture, a little round molding, less than an astragal, sometimes carved and ...
4788 bahar BAHAR'
4789 baigne BAIGNE, v.t. To soak or drench. [Not used.]
4790 baikalite BA'IKALITE, n.[From Baikal, a lake in Northern Asia.]A mineral occurring in acicular prisms, ...
4791 bail BAIL, v.t.1. To set free, deliver, or liberate from arrest and imprisonment, upon security given ...
4792 bailable BA'ILABLE, a. That may be set free upon bond with sureties; that may be admitted to bail; used of ...
4793 bailbond BA'ILBOND, n. A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his surety, to insure the prisoner's ...
4794 bailed BA'ILED, pp. Released from custody on bonds for appearance in court.2. Delivered in trust, to be ...
4795 bailee BAILEE',n. The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and ...
4796 bailer BA'ILER
4797 bailif BA'ILIF, n.[Heb.lord,chief.] In England, an officer appointed by the sheriff. Bailiffs are either ...
4798 bailiwick BA'ILIWICK, n.[bailli, an officer, see bailiff.]The precincts in which a bailiff has jurisdiction; ...
4799 bailment BA'ILMENT, n. [from bail.]A delivery of goods, in trust, upon a contract, expressed or implied, ...
4800 bailor BA'ILOR, n. One who delivers goods to another in trust, for some particular purpose.
4801 bailpiece BA'ILPIECE, n. A slip of parchment or paper containing a recognizance of bail above or bail to the ...
4802 bairn BAIRN
4803 bait BAIT, n.1. Any substance for food, proper to be used or actually used, to catch fish, or other ...
4804 baited BA'ITED, pp. Furnished with bait; allured; tempted.2. Fed, or refreshed, on the road.3. Harassed ...
4805 baiting BA'ITING, ppr. Furnishing with bait; tempting; alluring.2. Feeding; refreshing at an inn.3. ...
4806 baize BAIZE, n. A coarse woolen stuff, with a long nap, sometimes frized on one side, without wale, ...
4807 bake BAKE, v.t.141. To heat, dry and harden, as in an oven or furnace, or under coals of fire; to dress ...
4808 baked BA'KED, pp. Dried and hardened by heat; dressed in heat; as baked meat.
4809 bakehouse BA'KEHOUSE, n. [bake and house.] A house or building for baking.
4810 bakemeats BA'KEMEATS, n. Meats prepared for food in an oven. Gen.xl.
4811 baken BA'KEN, pp. The same as baked, and nearly obsolete.
4813 baker-foot BA'KER-FOOT, n. An ill-shaped or distorted foot.
4814 baker-legged BA'KER-LEGGED, a. One who has crooked legs, or legs that bend inward at the knees.
4812 baker BA'KER, n. One whose occupation is to bake bread, biscuit, &c.
4815 bakery BA'KERY, n. The trade of a baker.2. A place occupied with the business of baking bread, &c.
4816 baking BA'KING, ppr. Drying and hardening in heat; dressing or cooking in a close place, or in heat.
4817 balan BAL'AN, n. A fish of a beautiful yellow, variegated with orange, a species of wrasse, caught on ...
4819 balance-reef BAL'ANCE-REEF, n. A reef band that crosses a sail diagonally, used to contract it in a storm.
4818 balance BAL'ANCE, n. [L.bilanx, bis, twice, and lanz, a dish, the double dish.]1. A pair of scales, for ...
4820 balanced BAL'ANCED, pp. Charged with equal weights; standing on an equipoise, regulated so as to be equal; ...
4821 balancer BAL'ANCER,n. The person who weighs, or who uses a balance.2. A member of an insect useful in ...
4822 balancing BAL'ANCING, ppr. Charging with equal weights; being in a state of equipoise; bringing to a state ...
4823 balanite BAL'ANITE, n. A fossil shell of the genus Balanus.
4824 balas BAL'AS, n. A variety of spinel ruby, of a pale rose red, or inclining to orange. Its crystals are ...
4825 balass BAL'ASS
4826 balcony BAL'CONY, n. In architecture, a frame of wood, iron or stone, in front of a house or other ...
4827 bald BALD, a. bauld. 1. Destitute of hair, especially on the top and back of the head.2. Destitute of ...
4828 balda-chin BALD'A-CHIN,
4829 baldaquin BALD'AQUIN, n. In architecture, a building in form of a canopy, supported by columns, and often ...
4830 balderdash BALD'ERDASH, n. Mean, senseless prate; a jargon of words; ribaldry; anything jumbled together ...
4831 baldlly BALDL'LY, adv. Nakedly; meanly; inelegantly; openly.
4832 baldness BALD'NESS, n. Want of hair on the top and back of the head; loss of hair; meanness or inelegance ...
4833 baldpate BALD'PATE, n. A pate without hair.
4834 baldpated BALD'PATED, a. Destitute of hair; shorn of hair.
4835 baldrick BALD'RICK, n. [L.balleus, a belt, and rick, rich. See these words.]1. A girdle, or richly ...
4836 bale BALE, n.[Heb. to bind, to pledge, and its derivative.]1. A bundle or package of goods in a cloth ...
4837 balearic BALEAR'IC, a. [Gr. to throw, because the inhabitants were good slingers.]Pertaining to the isles of ...
4838 baleful BA'LEFUL, a.[See Bale.] Woeful; sad; sorrowful; full of grief; producing misery; as, a baleful ...
4839 balefully BA'LEFULLY, adv. Sorrowfully; perniciously; in a calamitous manner.
4840 balister BALIS'TER, n. [L.balista, from Gr.to throw.] A cross bow.
4841 balize BALIZE, n. A sea-mark; a pole raised on a bank.
4842 balk BALK, n. bauk.1. A ridge of land, left unplowed, between furrows, or at the end of a field.2. A ...
4843 balked BALK'ED, pp. Plowed in ridges between furrows, as in American husbandry.2. Frustrated; ...
4844 balker BALK'ER, n. One who balks. In fishery, balkers are persons who stand on rocks and eminences to ...
4845 balking BALK'ING, ppr. Plowing in ridges; frustrating.
4846 ball BALL, n.[L. pila; A ball may signify a mass from collecting, or it may be that which is driven, ...
4848 ballad-maker BAL'LAD-MAKER, n. A maker or composer of ballads.
4849 ballad-monger BAL'LAD-MONGER, n. [See Monger] A dealer in writing ballads.
4850 ballad-singer BAL'LAD-SINGER, n. One whose employment is to sing ballads.
4851 ballad-style BAL'LAD-STYLE, n. The air or manner of a ballad.
4852 ballad-tune BAL'LAD-TUNE, n. The tune of a ballad.
4853 ballad-writer BAL'LAD-WRITER, n. A composer of ballads.
4847 ballad BAL'LAD, n. A song; originally, a solemn song of praise; but now a meaner kind of popular ...
4854 ballader BAL'LADER, n. A writer of ballads.
4855 balladry BAL'LADRY, n. The subject or style of ballads.
4856 ballarag BAL'LARAG, v.t. To bully; to threaten. [Not in use.]
4857 ballast BAL'LAST, n.1. Heavy matter, as stone, sand or iron, laid on the bottom of a ship or other vessel, ...
4858 ballasted BAL'LASTED, pp. Furnished with ballast; kept steady by a counterpoising force.
4859 ballasting BAL'LASTING, ppr. Furnishing with ballast; keeping steady.BAL'LASTING, n. Ballast; that which is ...
4860 ballated BAL'LATED, a. Sung in a ballad. [Little used.]
4861 ballatoon BALLATOON', n. A heavy luggage boat employed on the rivers about the Caspian Lake.
4862 ballatry BAL'LATRY, n. A song; a jig.
4863 ballaustine BALLAUS'TINE, n. The wild pomegranate tree.
4864 ballet BAL'LET, n.201. A kind of dance; an interlude; a comic dance, consisting of a series of several ...
4865 balliage BAL'LIAGE, or more correctly bailage. n.A small duty paid to the city of London by aliens, and even ...
4866 balliards BALLIARDS. [See Billiards.]
4867 ballister BALLISTER. [See Baluster.]
4868 ballistic BALLIS'TIC, a. [L. balista, an engine to throw stones, or shoot darts, from Gr.to throw or shoot.] ...
4869 ballistics BALLIS'TICS, n. The science or art of throwing missive weapons, by the use of an engine. The ...
4870 balloen BAL'LOEN, n. A state barge of Siam, made of a single piece of timber, very long, and managed with ...
4871 balloon BALLOON', n.1. In general, any spherical hollow body.2. In chimistry, a round vessel with a short ...
4873 ballot-box BAL'LOT-BOX, n. A box for receiving ballots.
4872 ballot BAL'LOT, n.1. A ball used in voting. Ballots are of different colors; those of one color give an ...
4874 ballotade BAL'LOTADE
4875 ballotation BALLOTA'TION, n. A voting by ballot. [Little used.]
4876 balm B'ALM, n. bam.1. The sap or juice of trees or shrubs remarkable odoriferous or aromatic.2. Any ...
4877 balmy B'ALMY, a. Having the qualities of balm; aromatic.2. Producing balm; as the balmy tree.3. ...
4878 balneal BAL'NEAL, a. [L.balneum.] Pertaining to a bath.
4879 balneary BAL'NEARY, n. [L.balnearium, from balneum.]A bathing room.
4880 balneation BALNEA'TION, n. The act of bathing.
4881 balneatory BAL'NEATORY, a. Belonging to a bath or stove.
4882 balotade BAL'OTADE, n. In the menage, a leap of pillars, or upon a strait line, so that when his fore feet ...
4884 balsam-sweating BAL'SAM-SWEATING, a. Yielding balsam.
4883 balsam BAL'SAM, n. [L.balsamum.] An oily, aromatic, resinous substance, flowing spontaneously or by ...
4885 balsamation BALSAMA'TION, n. The act of rendering balsamic.
4886 balsami-cal BALSAM'I-CAL, a. Having the qualities of balsam; stimulating; unctuous; soft; mitigating; mild.
4887 balsamic BALSAM'IC
4888 balsamine BAL'SAMINE, n. touch-me-not, or Impatiens, a genus of plants.
4889 baltic BALT'IC, n. [From balte, belt, from certain straits or channels, surrounding its isles, called ...
4890 baluster BAL'USTER, n. [L. palus; Eng.pole,pale. This is corrupted into bannister, which I have ...
4891 balustered BAL'USTERED, a. Having balusters.23
4892 balustrade BAL'USTRADE, n. A row of balusters,joined by a rail, serving as a fence or inclosure, for altars, ...
4893 bam BAM or BEAM, as an initial syllable in names of places, signifies wood; implying that the place ...
4894 bamboo BAM'BOO, n. A plant of the reed kind, or genus Arundo, growing in the East Indies, and in some ...
4895 bamboozle BAMBOO'ZLE, v.t. To confound; to deceiving; to play low tricks. [ A low word.]
4896 bamboozler BAMBOO'ZLER, n. A cheat; one who plays low tricks.
4897 ban BAN, n.1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory. In ...
4898 banana BAN'ANA, n. A species of the genus Musa, or plantain tree, and its fruit. It rises 15 or 20 feet ...
4899 band BAND, n.[See Bind and Bend.]1. A fillet; a cord; a tie; a chain; any narrow ligament with which a ...
4900 bandage BAND'AGE, n. A fillet, roller, or swath, used in dressing and binding up wounds, restraining ...
4901 bandana BANDAN'A, n. A species of silk handkerchief.
4902 bandbox BAND'BOX, n. A slight paper box for bands, caps, bonnets, muffs, or other light articles.
4903 banded BAND'ED, pp. Bound with a band; united in a band.
4904 bandelet BAND'ELET, n. Any little band or flat molding, as that which crowns the Doric architrave.
4905 bander BAND'ER, n. One that bands or associates with others.
4906 banderet BAND'ERET, n. [from band.] In Swisserland, a general in chief of military forces.
4907 bandian BAN'DIAN, n. The seed of a tree in China, which smells like anise seeds; used by the Chinese and ...
4908 bandied BAND'IED, pp. Beat or tossed to and fro; agitated; controverted without ceremony.
4909 banding BAND'ING, ppr. Binding with a band; uniting in a band or company.
4910 bandit BAN'DIT, n.plu. BAN'DITS or BANDIT'TI, An outlaw; also in a general sense, a robber; a highwayman; ...
4911 bandle BAN'DLE, n. An Irish measure of two feet in length.
4912 bandlet BAND'LET
4913 bandog BAN'DOG, n, A large species of dog.
4914 bandoleers BANDOLEE'RS, n. A large leathern belt, thrown over the right shoulder, and hanging under the left ...
4915 bandon BAN'DON, n. Disposal; license. [Not in use.]
4916 bandore BAN'DORE, n. A musical stringed instrument, like a lute.
4917 bandrol BAND'ROL, n. 1. A little flag or streamer, in form of a guidon, used to be hung on the masts of ...
4918 bandstring BAND'STRING, n. A string appendant to a band.
4920 bandy-legged BAND'Y-LEGGED, a. Having crooked legs.
4919 bandy BAND'Y, n. [L.pando.] A club for striking a ball at play.BAND'Y, v.t. To beat to and fro, as a ...
4921 bandying BAND'YING, ppr. Beating, impelling or tossing from one to another; agitating in controversy ...
4922 bane BANE, n.[Gr. is to kill; in L. venenum is poison.]Poison of a deadly quality; hence, any fatal ...
4923 baneberry BA'NEBERRY, n. A name of the herb christopher, actaea, or aconitum racemosum.
4924 baneful BA'NEFUL, a. Poisonous; pernicious; destructive.
4925 banefully BA'NEFULLY, adv. Perniciously; destructively.
4926 banefulness BA'NEFULNESS, n. Poisonousness; destructiveness.
4927 bang BANG, v.t. 1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to thump; to cudgel. [A low word.]2. To beat or ...
4928 bangle BAN'GLE, v.t. To waste by little and little; to squander carelessly.
4929 banian BAN'IAN, n. A man's undress or morning gown, as worn by the Banians in the E. Indies.2. A Gentoo ...
4930 banish BAN'ISH, v.t.1. To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the prince ...
4931 banished BAN'ISHED, pp. Compelled to leave one's country; driven away.
4932 banisher BAN'ISHER, n. One who compels another to quit his country.
4933 banishing BAN'ISHING, ppr. Compelling to quit one's country; driving away.
4934 banishment BAN'ISHMENT, n. The act of a prince or government, compelling a citizen to leave his country, ...
4936 bank-bill BANK-BILL
4937 bank-note BANK-NOTE, n. A promissory note, issued by a banking company, signed by their President and ...
4938 bank-stock BANK-STOCK, n. A share or shares in the capital stock of a bank.
4935 bank BANK, n. [Bank and bench are radically the same word. The sense is, that which is set, laid or ...
4939 bankable BANK'ABLE, a. Receivable at a bank, as bills; or discountable, as notes. [Of recent origin.]
4940 banked BANK'ED, pp. Raised in a ridge or mound of earth; inclosed, or fortified with a bank.
4941 banker BANK'ER, n. One who keeps a bank; one who trafficks in money, receives and remits money, ...
4942 banking BANK'ING, ppr. Raising a mound or bank; inclosing with a bank. When we speak of restraining ...
4944 bankrupt-law BANK'RUPT-LAW, n. A law, which, upon a bankrupt's surrendering all his property to commissioners ...
4945 bankrupt-system BANKRUPT-SYSTEM, n. A system of laws and legal proceedings in regard to bankrupts and their ...
4943 bankrupt BANK'RUPT, n. [Eng.rout,defeat. This may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the ...
4946 bankruptcy BANK'RUPTCY, n. The state of being a bankrupt, or insolvent; inability to pay all debts.2. The ...
4947 bankrupted BANK'RUPTED, pp. Rendered insolvent.29
4948 bankrupting BANK'RUPTING, ppr. Breaking in trade; rendering insolvent.
4949 banner BAN'NER, n. [L.pannus.]1. A square flag; a military ensign; the principal standard of a prince or ...
4950 bannered BAN'NERED, a. Furnished with or bearing banners. Shield the strong foes, and rake the bannered ...
4951 banneret BAN'NERET, n. A knight made in the field. Bannerets formerly constituted an order of knights or ...
4952 bannerol BAN'NEROL, [See Bandrol.]
4953 bannock BAN'NOCK, n. A cake made of oatmeal or peas-meal, baked on an iron plate over the fire; used in ...
4954 banoy BAN'OY, n. A species of hawk, somewhat larger than the English sparrow hawk; the back and wings ...
4956 banquet-house BAN'QUET-HOUSE, n. A house where entertainments are made. Cant.xxiv. Dan v.
4955 banquet BAN'QUET, n. A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. Esther v. Job xli. Amos vi.
4957 banqueted BAN'QUETED, pp. Feasted; richly entertained at the table.
4958 banqueter BAN'QUETER, n. A feaster; one who lives deliciously.2. One who makes feasts, or rich ...
4960 banqueting-house BAN'QUETING-HOUSE
4961 banqueting-room BAN'QUETING-ROOM, n. A saloon, or spacious hall for public entertainments.
4959 banqueting BAN'QUETING, ppr. Feasting; entertaining with rich fare.2. Partaking of rich fare.BAN'QUETING, n. ...
4962 banquette BANQUETTE or BANQUET, n. banket. In fortification, a little raised way or foot bank, running ...
4963 banshee BAN'SHEE or BEN'SHI, n. An Irish fairy.
4964 banstickle BAN'STICKLE, n. A small fish, called also stickle-back. This fish falls under the genus ...
4965 banter BAN'TER, v.t. [Gr. to mock, or deride.] To play upon in words and in good humor; to rally; to ...
4966 bantered BAN'TERED, pp. Rallied; laughed at in good humor.
4967 banterer BAN'TERER, n. One who banters, or laughs at with pleasantry.
4968 bantering BAN'TERING, ppr. Joking; laughing at with good humor.
4969 bantling BANT'LING, n. A young child; an infant.
4970 baptism BAP'TISM, n. [Gr. to baptize.]1. The application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ...
4971 baptismal BAPTIS'MAL, a. Pertaining to baptist; as a baptismal vow.
4972 baptist BAP'TIST, n. One who administers baptism. This appellation is 31appropriately given to John, the ...
4973 baptistery BAP'TISTERY, n. [L. baptisterium.] A place where the sacrament of baptism is administered. ...
4974 baptistic BAPTIS'TIC
4975 baptistical BAPTIS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to baptism.
4976 baptize BAPTI'ZE, v.t. [See Baptism.] To administer the sacrament of baptism to; to christen. By some ...
4977 baptized BAPTI'ZED, pp. Having received baptism; christened.
4978 baptizer BAPTI'ZER, n. One who christens, or administers baptism.
4979 baptizing BAPTI'ZING, ppr. Administering baptism to; christening.
4980 bar B'AR, n. [If these words are the Eng.bar, the sense is a shoot, that which shoots, passes or is ...
4981 barb B'ARB, n. [L.barba; This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots ...
4982 barbadoes-cherry BARBA'DOES-CHERRY, n. The Malpighia, a tree growing in the W. Indies, fifteen feet high and ...
4983 barbarian BARBA'RIAN, n. [L. barbarus;. The sense is, foreign, wild, fierce.]1. A man in his rude, savage ...
4984 barbaric BARBAR'IC, a. [L. barbaricus. See Barbarian. The Romans applied this word to designate things ...
4985 barbarity BARBAR'ITY, n. [See Barbarian.] The manners of a barbarian; savageness; cruelty; ferociousness; ...
4986 barbarize B'ARBARIZE, v.t. To make barbarous. Hideous changes have barbarized France.
4987 barbarous B'ARBAROUS, a. Uncivilized; savage; unlettered; untutored; ignorant; unacquainted with arts; ...
4988 barbarously B'ARBAROUSLY, adv. In the manner of a barbarian; ignorantly; without knowledge or arts; contrary ...
4989 barbarousness B'ARBAROUSNESS, n. Rudeness or incivility of manners.2. Impurity of language.3. Cruelty; ...
4990 barbary B'ARBARY, n. A barbary horse; a barb.
4991 barbastel B'ARBASTEL, n. A bat with hairy lips.
4992 barbate B'ARBATE
4993 barbated B'ARBATED, a. [L. barbatus, from barba. See Barb.]In botany, bearded; also gaping or ringent. ...
4994 barbe B'ARBE. In the military art, to fire in barbe, is to fire the cannon over the parapet, instead of ...
4995 barbecue B'ARBECUE, n. In the West Indies, a hog roasted whole. It is, with us, used for an ox or perhaps ...
4996 barbed B'ARBED, pp. [See Barb.]1. Furnished with armor; as barbed steeds.2. Bearded; jagged with hooks or ...
4997 barbel B'ARBEL, n. [L. barba.]1. A fish of the genus Cyprinus, of the order of abdominals. The mouth is ...
4999 barber-chirurgeon B'ARBER-CHIRURGEON, n. One who joins the practice of surgery with that of a barber; a practice now ...
5000 barber-monger B'ARBER-MONGER, n. A man who frequents the barber's shop, or prides himself in being dressed by a ...
4998 barber B'ARBER, n. One whose occupation is to shave men, or to shave and dress hair.B'ARBER, v.t. To ...
5001 barberness B'ARBERNESS, n. A female barber. [Not used.]
5002 barberry B'ARBERRY, n. [L. berberis.]1. A plant of the genus berberis, common in hedges; called in ...
5003 barbet B'ARBET, n. A name given by some French writers to a peculiar species of those worms which feed on ...
5004 bard B'ARD, n. 1. A poet and a singer among the ancient Celts; one whose occupation was to compose and ...
5005 barded B'ARDED, a. In heraldry, a caparisoned.
5006 bardesanists BARDES'ANISTS, n. A sect of heretics, who sprung from Bardesanes, of Edessa, in Mesopotamia, in ...
5007 bardic B'ARDIC, a. Pertaining to bards, or to their poetry.
5008 bardish B'ARDISH, a. Pertaining to bards; written by a bard.
5009 bardism B'ARDISM, n. The science of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.
5010 bare BARE, a. [This word is from opening, separating, stripping.]1. Naked, without covering; as, the ...
5011 barebone BA'REBONE, n. [See Bone.] A very lean person.
5012 bareboned BA'REBONED, a. Lean, so that the bones appear, or rather so that the bones show their forms.
5013 bared BA'RED, pp. Made bare; made naked.
5014 barefaced BA'REFACED, pp. [See Face.]1. With the face uncovered; not masked.2. Undisguised; unreserved; ...
5015 barefacedly BA'REFACEDLY, adv. Without disguise or reserve; openly; impudently.
5016 barefacedness BA'REFACEDNESS, n. Effrontery; assurance; audaciousness.
5017 barefoot BA'REFOOT, a. [See Foot.]With the feet bare; without shoes and stockings. 2 Sam.xv. Isaiah ...
5018 barefooted BA'REFOOTED, a. Having the feet bare.
5019 baregnawn BA'REGNAWN, a. [See Gnaw.] Eaten bare.
5020 bareheaded BA'REHEADED, [See Head.] Having the head uncovered, either from respect or other cause.
5021 bareheadedness BAREHEADEDNESS, n. State of being bareheaded.
5022 barelegged BA'RELEGGED, a. Having the legs bare.
5023 barely BA'RELY, adv. Nakedly; poorly; indigently; without decoration; merely; only; without any thing ...
5024 barenecked BA'RENECKED, a. Having the neck uncovered; exposed.
5025 bareness BA'RENESS, n. Nakedness; leanness; poverty; indigence; defect of clothes, or the usual covering.
5026 barepicked BA'REPICKED, a. Picked to the bone.
5027 bareribbed BA'RERIBBED, a. Lean.
5028 bargain B'ARGAIN, n. An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which ...
5029 bargainee BARGAINEE', n. The party in a contract who receives or agrees to receive the property sold.
5030 bargainer B'ARGAINER, n. The party in a contract who stipulates to sell and convey property to another.
5032 barge-couples B'ARGE-COUPLES, n. In architecture, a beam mortised into another, to strengthen the building.
5033 barge-course B'ARGE-COURSE, n. In bricklaying, a part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal ...
5031 barge B'ARGE, n. barj. [Barge, and bark or barque, a ship, are radically one word.]1. A pleasure boat; a ...
5034 bargeman B'ARGEMAN, n. The man who manages a barge.
5035 bargemaster B'ARGEMASTER, n. The proprietor of a barge, conveying goods for hire.
5036 barger B'ARGER, n. The manager of a barge.
5037 barilla BARIL'LA, n. A plant cultivated in Spain for its ashes, from which the purest kind of mineral ...
5038 baritone BAR'ITONE, [See Barytone.]
5039 barium BAR'IUM, n. The metallic basis of baryte or baryta, which is an oxyd of barium.
5041 bark-bared B'ARK-BARED, a. Stripped of the bark.
5042 bark-bound B'ARK-BOUND, a. Having the bark too firm or close, as with trees. This disease is cured by ...
5043 bark-galled B'ARK-GALLED, a. Having the bark galled, as with thorns. This defect is cured by binding on clay.
5040 bark B'ARK, n. [Probably from stripping, separating.]1. The rind or exterior covering of a tree, ...
5044 barked B'ARKED, pp. Stripped of the bark; peeled; also covered with bark.
5045 barker B'ARKER, n. One who barks, or clamors unreasonably; one who strips trees of their bark.
5046 barking B'ARKING, ppr. Stripping off bark; making the noise of dogs; clamoring; covering with bark.
5047 barky B'ARKY, a. Consisting of bark; containing bark.
5049 barley-brake B'ARLEY-BRAKE, n. A rural play; a trial of swiftness.
5050 barley-broth B'ARLEY-BROTH, N. A low word for strong beer.
5051 barley-corn B'ARLEY-CORN, n. [See Corn.] A grain of barley;; the third part of an inch in length; hence ...
5052 barley-mow B'ARLEY-MOW, n. A mow of barley, or the place where barley is deposited.
5053 barley-sugar B'ARLEY-SUGAR, n. Sugar boiled till it is brittle, formerly with a decoction of barley.
5054 barley-water B'ARLEY-WATER, n. A decoction of barley, which is reputed soft and lubricating, and much used in ...
5048 barley B'ARLEY, n. [L. far; Heb. bar,corn.] A species of valuable grain, used especially for making malt, ...
5055 barm B'ARM, n. [L, fermentum, from ferveo; or beer-rahm, beer cream.]Yeast; the scum rising upon beer, ...
5056 barmy B'ARMY, a. Containing barm, or yeast.
5057 barn BARN, n.[Eng.born.] A child. [Little used in English.]
5058 barnacle B'ARNACLE, n. [L.perna, a shell-fish.]1. A shell which is often found on the bottoms of ships, ...
5059 barolite BAR'OLITE, n. [Gr.weight, and a stone.] Carbonate of baryte. Its color is usually a light ...
5060 barom BAROM,'ETER, n. [Gr.weight, and measure.]An instrument for measuring the weight or pressure of the ...
5061 barometrical BAROMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining or relating to the barometer; made by a barometer; as barometrical ...
5062 barometrically BAROMET'RICALLY, adv. By means of a barometer.
5063 baron BAR'ON, n. [L.vir, is doubtless the Shemitic, a man, so named from strength.]1. In Great Britain, ...
5064 baronage BAR'ONAGE, n. The whole body of barons or peers.2. The dignity of a baron.3. The land which ...
5065 baroness BAR'ONESS, n. A baron's wife or lady.
5066 baronet BAR'ONET, n. A dignity or degree of honor, next below a baron, and above a knight;; having ...
5067 baronial BARO'NIAL, a Pertaining to a baron.
5068 barony BAR'ONY, n. The lordship, honor, or fee of a baron, whether spiritual or temporal. This lordship ...
5069 baroscope BAR'OSCOPE, n. [Gr.weight, and to view.] An instrument to show the weight of the atmosphere; ...
5070 baroscopic BAROS'COP'IC, a. Pertaining to or determined by the baroscope.
5071 baroselenite BAROSEL'ENITE, n. [Gr.weight, or heavy, and selenite.]A mineral; sulphate of baryte; heavy spar.
5072 barque BARQUE, n. A small ship; but appropriately, a ship which carries three masts without a mizen top ...
5073 barra BAR'RA, n. In Portugal and Spain, a long measure for cloths. In Valencia, 13 barras make 12 6/7 ...
5074 barracada BARRACA'DA, n. A fish, about fifteen inches in length, of a dusky color on the back, and a white ...
5075 barracan BAR'RACAN, n. A thick, strong stuff, something like camelot; used for clokes, surtouts,and other ...
5077 barrack-master BAR'RACK-MASTER, n. The officer who superintends the barracks of soldiers.
5076 barrack BAR'RACK, n. A hut or house for soldiers, especially in garrison. In Spain, a hut or cabin for ...
5078 barracuda BARRACU'DA, n. A species of fish of the pike kind, found in the seas about the Bahamas and ...
5079 barrator BAR'RATOR, n. [L. ferto; Eng.barter. See Barter.]1. One who frequently excites suits at law; a ...
5080 barratrous BARRATROUS, a. Tainted with barratry.
5081 barratrously BARRATROUSLY, adv. In a barratrous manner.
5082 barratry BAR'RATRY, n. The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels.2. In commerce, any ...
5083 barre BAR'RE, n. Weights used in the E.Indies. The great bahar, for weighing pepper, cloves, ...
5084 barred B'ARRED, pp. Fastened with a bar; hindered; restrained; excluded; forbid; striped; checkered.
5086 barrel-bellied BAR'REL-BELLIED, a. [See Belly.] Having a large belly.
5085 barrel BAR'REL, n.1. A vessel or cask, of more length than breadth, round and bulging in the middle, made ...
5087 barreled BAR'RELED, pp. 1. Put or packed in a barrel.2. In composition, having a barrel or tube; as a ...
5088 barrelling BAR'RELLING, ppr. Putting or packing in a barrel.
5089 barren BAR'REN, a. [from the same root as bare.]1. Not producing young, or offspring; applied to ...
5090 barrenly BAR'RENLY, adv. Unfruitfully.
5091 barrenness BAR'RENNESS, adv. The quality of not producing its kind; want of the power of conception; applied ...
5092 barrenwort BAR'RENWORT, n. [See Wort.] A plant, constituting the genus Epimedium, of which the alpinum is the ...
5093 barrful B'ARRFUL, a. Full of obstructions.
5094 barricade BARRICA'DE, n.1. A fortification made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or any thing ...
5095 barricado BARRICA'DO. The same as barricade.
5096 barrier BAR'RIER. [See bar]1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, ...
5097 barring B'ARRING, ppr. Making fast with a bar; obstructing; excluding; preventing; prohibiting; crossing ...
5098 barrister BAR'RISTER, n. [from bar.] A counselor, learned in the laws, qualified and admitted to please at ...
5099 barrow BAR'ROW, n.1. A light small carriage. A hand-barrow is a frame covered in the middle with boards, ...
5100 barse B'ARSE, n. An English name for the common perch.
5101 barshot B'ARSHOT, n. [See Bar and Shoot.] Double headed shot, consisting of a bar, with a half ball or ...
5102 barter B'ARTER, v.i. [L.vario,vertol Class Br.] To traffick or trade, by exchanging one commodity for ...
5103 bartered B'ARTERED,pp. Given in exchange.
5104 barterer B'ARTERER, n. One who trafficks by exchange of commodities.
5105 bartering B'ARTERING, ppr. Trafficking or trading by an exchange of 46commodities.
5106 bartery B'ARTERY, n. Exchange of commodities in trade. [Not used.]
5107 barton B'ARTON, n. The demain lands of a manor; the manor itself; and sometimes the out-houses.
5108 bartram B'ARTRAM, n. [L. pyrethrum.] A plant; pellitory.
5109 barystrontianite BARYSTRON'TIANITE, n. [Gr.heavy and strontian.] A mineral, called also stromnite, from Stromness, ...
5110 baryta BARY'TA
5111 baryte BAR'YTE, n. [Gr.heavy; weight.] Ponderous earth; so called from its great weight, it being the ...
5112 barytic BARY'TIC, a. Pertaining to baryte; formed of baryte, or containing it.
5113 baryto-calcite BARYTO-CAL'CITE, n. [baryte and calx. See Cals.]A mixture of carbonate of lime with sulphate of ...
5114 barytone BARY'TONE, a. [Gr. heavy, and tone.] Pertaining to or noting a grave deep sound,or male voice.
5115 basal BA'SAL, a. Pertaining to the base; constituting the base.
5116 basalt BASALT', n. bazalt'. [Pliny informs us that the Egyptians found in Ethiopia, a species of marble, ...
5117 basaltic BASALT'IC, a. Pertaining to basalt; formed of or containing basalt.
5118 basaltiform BASALT'IFORM, a. In the form of basalt; columnar.
5119 basaltine BASALT'INE, n. Basaltic Hornblend; a variety of common hornblend, so called from its being often ...
5120 basanite BAS'ANITE, n. [Gr. the trier. Plin.Lib.36. Ca.22. See Basalt.]Lydian stone, or black jasper; a ...
5122 base-born BA'SE-BORN, a. [base and born.] Born out of wedlock.2. Born of low parentage.493. Vile; mean.
5123 base-court BA'SE-COURT, n. [See Court.]The back yard, opposed to the chief court in front of a house; the ...
5124 base-minded BA'SE-MINDED, a. Of a low spirit or mind; mean.
5125 base-mindedness BA'SE-MINDEDNESS, n. Meanness of spirit.
5126 base-string BA'SE-STRING, n. The lowest note.
5127 base-viol BA'SE-VIOL, n. [See Viol.] A musical instrument, used for playing the base or gravest part.
5121 base BASE, a.1. Low in place. Obs.2. Mean; vile; worthless; that is, low in value or estimation; used ...
5128 based BA'SED, pp. Reduced in value; founded.
5129 baseless BA'SELESS, a. Without a base; having no foundation, or support. The baseless fabric of a vision. ...
5130 basely BA'SELY, adv. In a base manner; meanly; dishonorable.2. Illegitimately; in bastardy.
5131 basement BA'SEMENT, n. In architecture, the ground floor, on which the order or columns which decorate the ...
5132 baseness BA'SENESS, n. Meanness; vileness; worthlessness.2. Vileness of metal; the quality of being of ...
5133 basenet BA'SENET, n. A helmet.
5134 bash BASH, v.i. [Heb.bosh, to be cast down, or confounded. See Abash.]To be ashamed; to be confounded ...
5135 bashaw BASHAW', n. [This word is often written most absurdly pasha, both by the English and Americans. ...
5136 bashful BASH'FUL, a. [See Bash and Abash.]1. Properly, having a downcast look; hence very modest.2. ...
5137 bashfully BASH'FULLY, adv. Very modestly; in a timorous manner.
5138 bashfulness BASH'FULNESS, n. Excessive or extreme modesty; a quality of mind often visible in external ...
5139 bashless BASH'LESS, a Shameless; unblushing.
5141 basil-weed BAS'IL-WEED, n. Wild basil, a plant of the genus Clinopodium.
5140 basil BAS'IL, n. s as z. The slope or angle of a tool or instrument as of a chisel or plane; usually of ...
5142 basilar BAS'ILAR
5143 basilary BAS'ILARY, a. s as z. [See Basilic.]Chief; an anatomical term applied to several bones, and to an ...
5144 basilic BAS'ILIC, n. s as z. [L. basilica; Gr. a king.]Anciently, a public hall or court of judicature, ...
5145 basilical BASIL'ICAL, a. Belonging to the middle vein of the arm.2. Noting a particular nut, the walnut, ...
5146 basilicon BASIL'ICON, n. s as z. [Gr.royal.]An ointment. This name is given to several compositions in ...
5147 basilisk BAS'ILISK, n. s as z. [L. basiliscus.]1. A fabulous serpent, called a cockatrice, and said to be ...
5148 basin BA'SIN, n. basn.1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other ...
5149 basis BA'SIS, n. plu.bases. [L.and Gr.; the same as base, which see.]1. The foundation of any thing; ...
5150 bask B'ASK, v.i. [The origin of this word is not obvious.]To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial ...
5151 basked B'ASKED, pp. Exposed to warmth, or genial heat.
5153 basket-fish B'ASKET-FISH, n. A species of sea-star, or star-fish, of the genus Asterias, and otherwise called ...
5154 basket-hilt B'ASKET-HILT, n. [See Hilt.] A hilt which covers the hand, and defends it from injury, as of a ...
5155 basket-hilted B'ASKET-HILTED, a. Having a hilt of basket-work.
5156 basket-salt B'ASKET-SALT, n. Salt made from salt-springs, which is purer, whiter and finer, than common brine ...
5157 basket-woman B'ASKET-WOMAN, n. A woman who carries a basket, to and from market.
5152 basket B'ASKET, n. 1. A domestic vessel made of twigs, rushes,splinters or other 52flexible things ...
5159 basking-shark B'ASKING-SHARK, n. The sun-fish of the Irish; a species of squalus or shark. This fish is from ...
5158 basking B'ASKING, ppr. Exposing or lying exposed to the continued action of heat or genial warmth.
5160 basquish B'ASQUISH, a. baskish. Pertaining to the people or language of Biscay.
5162 bass-relief BASS-RELIE'F, n. In English, base-relief. [See Lift and Relief.]Sculpture, whose figures do not ...
5163 bass-viol BASS-VIOL, n. [See Base-viol]
5161 bass B'ASS, n. [It has no plural.] The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given ...
5164 bassa BAS'SA [See Bashaw.]
5165 basset BAS'SET, n. A game at cards, said to have been invented at Venice, by a nobleman, who was banished ...
5166 basseting BAS'SETING, ppr. Having a direction upwards.BAS'SETING, n. The upward direction of a vein in a ...
5167 basso-concertante BASSO-CONCERTANTE, in music, is the base of the little chorus, or that which plays throughout the ...
5168 basso-continuo BASSO-CONTINUO, thorough base, which see under base.
5169 basso-relievo BASSO-RELIEVO. [See Bass-relief.]
5170 basso-repieno BASSO-REPIENO, is the base of the grand chorus, which plays only occasionally, or in particular ...
5171 basso-violino BASSO-VIOLINO, is the base of the base-viol.
5172 bassock BAS'SOCK, n. The same as bass, a mat.
5173 bassoon BASSOON', n. A musical wind instrument, blown with a reed, and furnished with eleven holes, which ...
5174 bassoonist BASSOON'IST, n. A performer on the bassoon.
5175 bast B'AST, n. A rope or cord, made of the bark of the lime tree, bass-wood or linden; or the bark made ...
5176 bastard B'ASTARD, n. A natural child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate or ...
5177 bastardism B'ASTARDISM, n. The state of a bastard.
5178 bastardize B'ASTARDIZE, v.t. To make or prove to be a bastard; to convict of being a bastard; to declare ...
5179 bastardly B'ASTARDLY, adv. In the manner of a bastard; spuriously.
5180 bastards B'ASTARDS, an appellation given to a faction or troop of bandits, who ravaged Guienne in France in ...
5181 bastardy B'ASTARDY, n. A state of being a bastard, or begotten and born out of lawful wedlock, which ...
5182 bastarnic BASTARN'IC, a. Pertaining to the Basternae, ancient inhabitants of the Carpathian ...
5183 bastas BAS'TAS, n. An India cloth or plain muslin. That of Surat is said to be the best.
5184 baste BASTE, v.t. 1. To beat with a stick.2. To drip butter or fat upon meat, as it turns upon the ...
5185 basted BASTED, pp. Beat with a stick; moistened with fat or other matter in roasting; sewed together with ...
5186 bastile BAS'TILE, n. An old castle in Paris, built between 1369 and 1383, used as a state prison, and ...
5187 bastinade BASTINA'DE
5188 bastinado BASTINA'DO, n. [See Baste.] A sound beating with a stick or cudgel; the blows given with a stick ...
5189 basting BASTING, ppr. Beating with a stick; moistening with dripping; sewing together with long ...
5190 bastion BAS'TION, n. bas'chun. A huge mass of earth, usually faced with 56sods, sometimes with brick, or ...
5191 basto BAS'TO, n. The ace of clubs at quadrille.
5192 baston BAS'TON, or BATOON', n. In architecture, a round molding in the base of a column; called also a ...
5193 bat BAT, n. 1. A heavy stick or club; a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the ...
5194 batable BA'TABLE, a. [See Bate and Debate.] Disputable. The land between England and Scotland, which, ...
5195 batatas BATA'TAS, n. A species of tick or mite, found on the potatoes of Surinam. Also the Peruvian name ...
5196 batavian BATA'VIAN, a. [from Batavi, the people who inhabited the isle.]Pertaining to the isle of Betaw in ...
5197 batch BATCH, n. [from bake.]1. The quantity of bread baked at one time; a baking of bread.2. Any ...
5199 bate-breeding BATE-BREEDING, a. Breeding strife. [Not used.]
5198 bate BATE, n. [It is probably from the root of beat. See Debate.]Strife; contention; retained in ...
5200 bateau BATEAU, n. batto'. [L. batillum.] A light boat, long in proportion to its breadth, and wider in ...
5201 bateful BA'TEFUL, a. Contentious; given to strife; exciting contention.
5202 bateless BA'TELESS, a. Not to be abated.
5203 batement BA'TEMENT, n. Abatement; deduction; diminution. [Bate, with its derivatives, is, I believe, ...
5204 batenists BAT'ENITES, BAT'ENISTS, or BATE'NIANS, n. A sect of apostates from Mohammedism, who professed the ...
5205 batenites BAT'ENITES, BAT'ENISTS, or BATE'NIANS, n. A sect of apostates from Mohammedism, who professed the ...
5206 batfowler BAT'FOWLER, n. One who practices,or is pleased with bat-fowling.
5207 batfowling BAT'FOWLING, n. A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating ...
5208 batful BAT'FUL, a. [See Batten.] Rich, fertile, as land. [Not in use.]
5210 bath-room B'ATH-ROOM, n. An apartment for bathing.
5209 bath B'ATH, n. 1. A place for bathing; a convenient vat or receptacle of water for persons to plunge ...
5211 bathe BATHE, v.t.1. To wash the body, or some part of it, by immersion, as in a bath; it often differs ...
5212 bathed BA'THED, pp. Washed as in a bath; moistened with a liquid; bedewed.
5213 bather BA'THER, n. One who bathes; one who immerses himself in water, or who applies a liquid to himself ...
5215 bathing-tub BA'THING-TUB, n. A vessel for bathing, usually made either of wood or tin. In the Royal Library at ...
5214 bathing BA'THING, ppr. Washing by immersion, or by applying a liquid; moistening; fomenting.BA'THING, n. ...
5216 bathos BA'THOS, n. The art of sinking in poetry.
5217 bating BA'TING, ppr. [from bate.] Abating; taking away; deducting; excepting. Children have few ideas, ...
5218 batinist BAT'INIST. [See Batenites.]
5219 batist BAT'IST, n. A fine linen cloth made in Flanders and Picardy, of three different kinds or ...
5220 batlet BAT'LET, n. [from bat.] A small bat, or square piece of wood with a handle, for beating linen ...
5221 batman BAT'MAN, n. A weight used in Smyrna, of six okes, each of 400 drams; equal to 16 lbs.6 ox. 15 dr. ...
5222 baton BATOON' or BAT'ON, n. A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors.
5223 batoon BATOON' or BAT'ON, n. A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors.
5224 batrachite BAT'RACHITE, n. [Gr.a frog.] A fossil or stone in color resembling a frog.
5225 batrachomyomachy BAT'RACHOMYOM'ACHY, n. [Gr.a frog, a mouse, and a battle.]The battle between the frogs and mice; a ...
5226 batracian BATRA'CIAN, a. [Gr.a frog.] Pertaining to frogs; an epithet designating an order of animals, ...
5227 battable BAT'TABLE, a. Capable of cultivation. [Not in use.]
5228 battailant BAT'TAILANT, n. [See Battle.] A combatant. [Not used.]
5229 battailous BAT'TAILOUS, a. [See Battle.] Warlike; having the form or appearance of an army arrayed for ...
5230 battalia BATTAL'IA, n. [See Battle.]1. The order of battle; troops arrayed in their proper ...
5231 battalion BATTAL'ION, n. [See Battle.] A body of infantry, consisting of from 500 to 800 men; so called ...
5232 battalioned BATTAL'IONED, a. Formed into battalions.
5233 battel BAT'TEL, n. [See Battle.] In law, wager of battle, a species of trial for the decision of causes ...
5234 batteler BAT'TELER
5235 battement BAT'TEMENT, n. A beating; striking;; impulse. [Not in use.]
5236 batten BAT'TEN, v.t. bat'n. [See Fat.]1. To fatten; to make fat; to make plump by plenteous feeding.2. ...
5237 batter BAT'TER, v.t. [L. batuo, to beat. See Beat.]1. To beat with successive blows; to beat with ...
5238 battered BAT'TERED, pp. Beaten; bruised, broken, impaired by beating or wearing.
5239 batterer BAT'TERER, n. One who batters or beats.
5241 battering-ram BAT'TERING-RAM, n. In antiquity, a military engine used to beat down the walls of besieged places. ...
5240 battering BAT'TERING, ppr. Beating; dashing against; bruising or demolishing by beating.
5242 battery BAT'TERY, n. [See Beat.]1. The act of battering, or beating.2. The instrument of battering.3. ...
5243 batting BAT'TING, n. The management of a bat play.
5244 battish BAT'TISH, a. [from bat, an animal.] Resembling a bat; as a battish humor.
5246 battle-array BATTLE-ARRA'Y, n. [battle and array.] Array or order of battle; the disposition of forces ...
5247 battle-ax BAT'TLE-AX
5248 battle-axe BAT'TLE-AXE, n. An ax anciently used as a weapon of war. It has been used till of late years by ...
5249 battle-door BAT'TLE-DOOR, n. bat'tl-dore. An instrument of play,with a handle and a flat board or palm, used ...
5245 battle BAT'TLE, n. [See Beat.] Owen supposes the Welsh batel, to be from tel, tight, stretched, compact, ...
5250 battlement BAT'TLEMENT, n. [This is said to have been bastillement, from bastille, a fortification.] A wall ...
5251 battlemented BAT'TLEMENTED, a. Secured by battlements.
5252 battler BAT'TLER , n. A student at Oxford.
5253 battling BAT'TLING, n. Conflict.
5254 battologist BATTOL'OGIST,n. [See Battology.] One that repeats the same thing in speaking or writing. [Little ...
5255 battologize BATTOL'OGIZE, v.t. To repeat needlessly the same thing. [Little used.]
5256 battology BATTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. from Barros, a garrulous person, and discourse.]A needless repetition of woods ...
5257 batton BAT'TON, n. [from bat.] In commerce, pieces of wood or deal for flooring, or other purposes.
5258 battory BAT'TORY, n. Among the Hans-Towns, a factory or magazine which the merchants have in foreign ...
5259 battulate BAT'TULATE, v.t. To interdict commerce. [A word used by the Levant company.]
5260 battulation BATTULA'TION,n. A prohibition of commerce.
5261 batty BAT'TY, a. [from bat, an animal.] Belonging to a bat.
5262 batz BATZ, n. A small copper coin with a mixture of silver,current in some parts of Germany and ...
5263 baubee BAUBEE', n. In Scotland the North of England, a half penny.
5264 bauge BAUGE, n. A drugget manufactured in Burgundy, with thread spun thick, and of coarse wool.
5265 baulk BAULK [See Balk.]
5266 bavaroy BAV'AROY, n. A king of cloke or surtout.
5267 bavin BAV'IN, n. A stick like those bound up in faggots; a piece of waste wood. In war, brush, faggots.
5268 bawble BAW'BLE, n. [ According to Spelman, baubella are gems or jewels.]A trifling piece of finery; a ...
5269 bawbling BAWB'LING, a. Trifling; contemptible.
5270 bawcock BAW'COCK, n. A fine fellow.
5271 bawd BAWD,n. [Gr.,a procurer or procuress.]A procurer or procuress. A person who keeps a house of ...
5272 bawdily BAWD'ILY, adv. Obscenely; lewdly.
5273 bawdiness BAWD'INESS, n. Obscenity; lewdness.
5274 bawdrick BAWD'RICK, n. [See Baldrick.] A belt.
5275 bawdry BAWD'RY, n. [See Bawd.] The abominable practice of procuring women for the gratification of ...
5277 bawdy-house BAWD'Y-HOUSE, a. A house of lewdness and prostitution.
5276 bawdy BAWD'Y, a. Obscene; filthy, unchaste; applied to language.
5278 bawl BAWL, v.i. [L. balo, to bleat; Heb. the blast of a trumpet;to weep, to wail. These all coincide ...
5279 bawled BAWL'ED, pp. Proclaimed by outcry.
5280 bawler BAWLER, n. One who bawls.
5281 bawling BAWL'ING, ppr. Crying aloud.BAWL'ING,n. The act of crying with a loud sound.
5282 bawn BAWN, n. An inclosure with mud or stone walls for keeping cattle; a fortification. [Not used.]
5283 bawrel BAW'REL, n. A kind of hawk.
5284 bawsin BAW'SIN, n. A badger.
5285 baxterian BAXTE'RIAN, a. Pertaining to Baxter, a celebrated English divine; as the Baxterian scheme.
5287 bay-salt BAY-SALT, is salt which crystallizes or receives its consistence from the heat of the sun or action ...
5288 bay-window BAY-WINDOW, n. A window jutting out from the wall, as in shops.
5289 bay-yarn BAY-YARN, n. A denomination sometimes used promiscuously with woolen yard.
5286 bay BAY, a. [L.badius. Blass Bd.] Red, or reddish, inclining to a chestnut color; applied to the ...
5290 bayard BA'YARD, n. [bay and ard, kind.]1. A bay horse.2. An unmannerly beholder.
5291 bayardly BA'YARDLY, a. Blind; stupid.
5292 bayed BA'YED, a. Having bays, as a building.
5293 bayonet BA'YONET, n. A short pointed instrument of iron or broad dagger, formerly with a handle fitted to ...
5294 bays BAYS, or BAYZE. [See Baize.]
5295 baza BAZ'A , n. A long, fine spun cotton from Jerusalem, whence it is called Jerusalem cotton.
5296 bazar BAZ'AR,n. Among the Turks and Persians, an exchange, market-place, or place where goods are ...
5297 bazat BAZ'AT
5298 bbarbacan B'BARBACAN, n. 1. A fortification or outer defense to a city or castle, consisting of an ...
5299 bbarbarism B'BARBARISM, n. [L. Barbarisums. See Barbarian.]1. An offense against purity of style or ...
5300 bdellium BDEL'LIUM, n. [ Bochard and Parkhurst translate it, pearl. Gen.2. But it is doubtful whether the ...
5301 be BE, v.i. substantive, ppr.being; pp.been.[The sense is to stand, remain or be fixed; hence to ...
5302 beach BEACH, n. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the tide and waves; the strand. ...
5303 beached BE'ACHED, a. Exposed to the wares; washed by the tide and waves.
5304 beachy BE'ACHY, a. Having a beach or beaches.
5305 beacon BE'ACON, n. beekn.1. A signal erected on a long pole, upon an eminence, consisting of a pitch ...
5306 beaconage BE'ACONAGE, n. Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon.
5308 bead-maker BE'AD-MAKER,n. One who makes beads. In French, paternostrier is one who makes, strings, and sells ...
5309 bead-proof BE'AD-PROOF, a. Spirit is bead-proof, when, after being shaken, a crown of bubbles will stand, for ...
5310 bead-roll BE'AD-ROLL, n. Among Catholics, a list or catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls, they ...
5311 bead-tree BE'AD-TREE, n. The azederach, a species of Melia, a native of the Indies, growing about 20 feet ...
5307 bead BEAD, n. 1. A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn about the neck, for ...
5312 beadle BE'ADLE, n. 1. A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites persons to appear and ...
5313 beadleship BE'ADLESHIP, n. The office of a beadle.
5314 beads-man BE'ADS-MAN, n. A man employed in praying, generally in praying for another.
5315 beads-woman BE'ADS-WOMAN, n. A praying woman; a woman who resides in an alms-house.
5316 beagle BE'AGLE, n. [Gr. a pygmy.]A small hound, or hunting dog. Beagles are of different sorts; as the ...
5317 beak BEAK, n. [Eng. peak,pike, &c. The sense is, a shoot, or a point, from thrusting; and this word is ...
5318 beaked BE'AKED, a. Having a beak; ending in a point, like a beak.
5319 beaker BE'AKER, n. A cup or glass.
5320 beakiron BE'AKIRON, n. A bickern; an iron tool, ending in a point,used by blacksmiths.
5321 beal BEAL, n. [See Boil] A pimple; a whelk; a small inflammatory tumor, a pustule.BEAL v.i. To gather ...
5323 beam-bird BE'AM-BIRD, n. In Yorkshire, England, the petty chaps, a species of Motacilla; called in ...
5324 beam-tree BE'AM-TREE, n. A species of wild service.The Crataegus Aria.
5322 beam BEAM, n. [We see by the Gothic, that the word belongs to Class Bg. It properly signifies the ...
5325 beaming BE'AMING, ppr. Emitting rays of light or beams.BE'AMING, n. Radiation; the emission or darting of ...
5326 beamless BE'AMLESS, a. Emitting no rays of light.
5327 beamy BE'AMY, a. Emitting rays of light; radiant; shining.1. Resembling a beam in size and weight; ...
5329 bean-caper BE'AN-CAPER, n. A plant, a species of zygophyllum, a native of warm climates.
5330 bean-cod BE'AN-COD, n. A small fishing vessel or pilot boat, used in the rivers of Portugal. It is sharp ...
5331 bean-fed BE'AN-FED, a. Fed with beans.
5332 bean-fly BE'AN-FLY, n. A beautiful fly, of a pale purple color,found on bean flowers, produced from a maggot ...
5333 bean-goose BE'AN-GOOSE, n. A species of Anas; a migratory bird, which arrives in England in autumn, and ...
5328 bean BEAN, n. A name given to several kinds of pulse, or leguminous seeds, and the plants producing ...
5335 bear-baiting BEAR-BAITING, n. The sport of baiting bears with dogs.
5336 bear-berry BEAR-BERRY, n. A plant, a species of Arbutus.
5337 bear-bind BEAR-BIND, n. A species of bind weed, or Convolvulus.
5338 bear-cloth BEAR-CLOTH
5339 bear-fly BEAR-FLY, An insect.
5340 bear-garden BEAR-GARDEN, n. A place where bears are kept for diversion.BEAR-GARDEN, a. Rude; turbulent; as ...
5341 bear-whelp BEAR-WHELP, n. The whelp of a bear.
5334 bear BEAR, v.t. pret.bore; pp. born,borne. [L. fero, pario, porto. The primary sense is to throw out, ...
5342 beard BEARD, n. berd. [L.barba.] 1. The hair that grows on the chin,lips and adjacent parts of the ...
5343 bearded BEARD'ED, a. berd'ed. Having a beard, as a man. Having parallel hairs or tufts of hair, as the ...
5344 bearding BEARD'ING, ppr. berd'ing. Taking by the beard; opposing to the face.
5345 beardless BEARD'LESS, a. berd'less. Without a beard; young; not having arrived to manhood. In botany, not ...
5346 beardlessness BEARD'LESSNESS, n. The state or quality of being destitute of beard.
5347 bearer BEARER, n. [See Bear.] One who bears, sustains, or carries; a carrier, especially of a corpse to ...
5348 bearherd BEARHERD, n. [bear and herd.] A man that tends bears.
5350 bearing-cloth BEARING-CLOTH, N. A cloth in which a new born child is covered when carried to church to be ...
5349 bearing BEARING, ppr. Supporting; carrying; producing.
5351 bearish BEARISH, a. Partaking of the qualities of a bear.
5352 bearlike BEARLIKE, a. Resembling a bear.
5353 bearn BEARN,n. a. A child. In Scotland, bairn.
5354 bears-breech BEAR'S-BREECH, n. Brank-ursine or Acanthus, a genus of plants.
5355 bearward BEARWARD, n. A keeper of bears.
5356 beast BEAST, n. [L. bestia. See Boisterous.]1. Any four footed animal, which may be used for labor, ...
5357 beastish BEASTISH, a. Like a beast; brutal.
5358 beastlike BE'ASTLIKE, a. Like a beast; brutal.
5359 beastliness BE'ASTLINESS, n. [from beastly.] Brutality; coarseness, vulgarity; filthiness; a practice contrary ...
5360 beastly BE'ASTLY, a. Like a beast; brutal; coarse; filthy; contrary to the nature and dignity of man.1. ...
5361 beat BEAT, v.t. pret. beat; pp. beat, beaten. [L. batuo. See Abate.]1. To strike repeatedly; to lay on ...
5362 beaten BE'ATEN, pp. Struck; dashed against; pressed or laid down; hammered; pounded; vanquished; make ...
5364 beater-up BE'ATER-UP, n. One who beats for game; a sportsman's term.
5363 beater BE'ATER, n. One who beats, or strikes; one whose occupation is to hammer metals.1. An instrument ...
5365 beath BEATH, v.t. To bathe. [Not in use.]
5366 beatific BEATIF'IC
5367 beatifical BEATIF'ICAL, a. [L. beatus, blessed, from beo, to bless, and facio, to make. See Beatify.]That has ...
5368 beatifically BEATIF'ICALLY, adv. In such a manner as to complete happiness.
5369 beatification BEATIFICA'TION, n. In the Romish church, an act of the Pope by which he declares a person ...
5370 beatify BEAT'IFY, v.t. [L. beatus, happy, from beo, to bless, and facio, to make.]1. To make happy; to ...
5371 beating BE'ATING, ppr. Laying on blows; striking; dashing against; conquering; pounding; sailing against ...
5372 beatitude BEAT'ITUDE, n. [L. beatitudo, from beatus, beo. See Beatify.]1. Blessedness; felicity of the ...
5374 beau-monde BEAU-MONDE, n. bomond'. The fashionable world; people of fashion and gaiety.
5373 beau BEAU, n. bo. plu. beaux, boze.[L. bellus.]A man of dress; a fine, gay man; one whose great care is ...
5375 beauish BEAUISH, a. bo'ish. Like a beau; foppish; fine.
5376 beauteous BEAU'TEOUS, a. bu'teous. [See Beauty.] Very fair; elegant in form; pleasing to the sight; ...
5377 beauteously BEAU'TEOUSLY, adv. bu'teously. In a beauteous manner; in a manner pleasing to the sight; ...
5378 beauteousness BEAU'TEOUSNESS, n. bu'teousness. The state or quality of being beauteous; beauty.
5379 beautifier BEAU'TIFIER, n. bu'tifier. He or that which makes beautiful.
5380 beautiful BEAU'TIFUL, a. bu'tiful. [beauty and full.]1. Elegant in form, fair,having the form that pleases ...
5381 beautifully BEAU'TIFULLY, adv. bu'tifully. In a beautiful manner.
5382 beautifulness BEAU'TIFULNESS, n. bu'tifulness. Elegance of form; beauty; the quality of being beautiful.
5383 beautify BEAU'TIFY, v.t. bu'tify. [beauty and L. facio.]To make or render beautiful; to adorn; to deck; to ...
5385 beauty-spot BEAU'TY-SPOT, n. bu'ty-spot. A patch; a foil, a spot placed on the face to heighten beauty.
5386 beauty-waning BEAU'TY-WANING, a. Declining in beauty.
5384 beauty BEAU'TY, n. bu'ty.1. An assemblage of graces, or an assemblage of properties in the form of the ...
5387 beaver BE'AVER, n. [L.fiber.]1. An amphibious quadruped, of the genus Castor. It has short ears, a ...
5388 beavered BE'AVERED, a. Covered with or wearing a beaver.
5389 bebleed BEBLEE'D, v.t [be and bleed.] To make bloody. Obs.
5390 beblood BEBLOOD'
5391 bebloody BEBLOOD'Y, v.t. [be and blood.] To make bloody. Obs.
5392 beblot BEBLOT', v.t. [be and blot.] To blot; to stain. Obs.
5393 beblubbered BEBLUB'BERED, a. [be and blubber.] Foul or swelled with weeping.
5394 becabunga BECABUN'GA, n. Brooklime speedwell; veronica becabunga; a plant common in ditches and shallow ...
5395 becafi-co BECAFI-CO, n. [See Beak.] A fig-pecker; a bird like a nightingale which feeds on figs and grapes.
5396 becalm BECALM, v.t. becam. [be calm. See Calm.]1. To still; to make quiet; to appease; to stop, or ...
5397 becalmed BECALMED, pp. becamed. Quieted; appeased.1. a. Hindered from motion or progress by a calm; as a ...
5398 becalming BECALMING, ppr. becaming. Appeasing; keeping from motion or progress. BECALMING, n. becaming. A ...
5399 became BECA'ME, pret. of become [See Become.]
5400 because BECAUSE, becauz' a compound word. [ See By and Cause.]By cause, or by the cause; on this account; ...
5401 bechance BECH'ANCE, v.i. [be, by, and chance.] To befall; to happen to.
5402 becharm BECH'ARM, v.t. [be and charm.] To charm; to captivate.
5403 bechic BE'CHIC, n. [Gr.a cough.] A medicine for relieving coughs, synonymous with pectoral, which is now ...
5404 beck BECK, n. A small brook. Gray. Heb. a brook or rivulet; in the sense of flowing, as tears, ...
5405 becked BECK'ED, pp. Called or notified by a nod.
5406 becket BECK'ET, n. A thing used in ships to confine loose ropes, tackles or spars; as a large hook, a ...
5407 becking BECK'ING, ppr. Nodding significantly; directing by a nod.
5408 beckon BECK'ON, v.t. bek'n. [See Beck.]To make a sign to another, by nodding, winking, or a motion of the ...
5409 beckoned BECK'ONED, pp. Having a sign made to.
5410 beckoning BECK'ONING, ppr. Making a significant sign, as a hint.
5411 beclip BECLIP', v.t. To embrace. [Not in use.]
5412 becloud BECLOUD', v.t. [See Cloud.] To cloud; to obscure; to dim.
5413 become BECOME, v.i. becum'. pret. became, pp. become.1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into ...
5414 becoming BECOM'ING,ppr., but used rarely or never except as an adjective. Fit; suitable; congruous; proper; ...
5415 becomingly BECOM'INGLY, adv. After a becoming or proper manner.
5416 becomingness BECOM'INGNESS, n. Fitness, congruity; propriety; decency; gracefulness arising from fitness.
5417 becripple BECRIP'PLE, v.t. [See Cripple.] To make lame; to cripple [Little used.]
5418 becurl BECURL', v.t. To curl. [Not used.]
5420 bed-clothes BED'-CLOTHES, n. plu. [bed and clothes.]Blankets, or coverlets, &c.,for beds.
5421 bed-hangings BED-HANGINGS, n. Curtains.
5419 bed BED, n. [The sense is a lay or spread, from laying or setting.]1. A place or an article of ...
5422 bedabble BEDAB'BLE, v.t. [be and dabble.] To wet; to sprinkle Bedabbled with the dew.
5423 bedabbled BEDAB'BLED, pp. Wet; sprinkled.
5424 bedabbling BEDAB'BLING, ppr. Wetting; sprinkling.
5425 bedaff BEDAFF', v.t. To make a fool of. [Not in use.]
5426 bedaggle BEDAG'GLE, v.t. [be and daggle.] To soil, as clothes, by drawing the ends in the mud, or ...
5427 bedaggled BEDAG'GLED, pp. Soiled by reaching the mud in walking; bespattering.
5428 bedare BEDA'RE, v.t. [be and dare.] To dare; to defy. [Not used.]
5429 bedark BEDARK', v.t. [be and dark.] To darken. [Not used.]
5430 bedash BEDASH', v.t. [be and dash.] To wet, by throwing water, or other liquor upon; to bespatter, with ...
5431 bedashed BEDASH'ED, pp. Bespattered with water or other liquid.
5432 bedashing BEDASH'ING, ppr. Bespattering; dashing water upon, or other liquid.
5433 bedaub BEDAUB', v.t. [be and daub.] To daub over; to besmear with viscous, slimy matter; to soil with any ...
5434 bedaubed BEDAUB'ED, pp. Daubed over; besmeared.
5435 bedaubing BEDAUB'ING, ppr. Daubing over; besmearing.
5436 bedazzle BEDAZ'ZLE, v.t. [be and dazzle.] To confound the sight by too strong a light; to make dim by ...
5437 bedazzled BEDAZ'ZLED, pp. Having the sight confounded by too strong a light.
5438 bedazzling BEDAZ'ZLING, ppr. Confounding or making dim by a too brilliant luster.
5439 bedchamber BED'CHAMBER, n. [bed and chamber.] An apartment or chamber intended or appropriated for a bed, or ...
5440 bedded BED'DED, pp. Laid in a bed; inclosed as in a bed.
5441 bedder BED'DER
5442 bedding BED'DING, ppr. Laying in a bed; inclosing as in a bed.BED'DING, n. A bed and its furniture; a bed; ...
5443 bedeck BEDECK', v.t. [be and deck.] To deck; to adorn; to grace.
5444 bedecked BEDECK'ED, pp. Adorned; ornamented.
5445 bedecking BEDECK'ING, ppr. Adorning; decking.
5446 bedehouse BE'DEHOUSE, n. Formerly, a hospital or alms house, where the poor prayed for their founders and ...
5447 bedel BE'DEL, n. An officer in the universities of England. [A peculiar orthography of beadle.]
5448 bedelry BE'DELRY, n. The extent of a bedel's office.
5449 bedetter BEDET'TER, n. [from bed.] The nether stone of an oil mill.
5450 bedew BEDEW', v.t. [be and dew.] To moisten, as with dew; to moisten in a gentle manner with any liquid; ...
5451 bedewed BEDEW'ED, pp. Moistened, as if with dew; gently moistened.
5452 bedewer BEDEW'ER, n. That which bedews.
5453 bedewing BEDEW'ING, ppr. Moistening gently, as with dew; wetting.
5454 bedewy BEDEW'Y, a. Moist with dew. [Little used.]
5455 bedfellow BED'FELLOW, n. [bed and fellow.] One who lies in the same bed.
5456 bedight BEDI'GHT, v.t. bedi'te. [be and dight.] To adorn; to dress; set off with ornaments. [Little ...
5457 bedighted BEDI'GHTED, pp. Adorned; set off with ornaments.
5458 bedighting BEDI'GHTING, ppr. Adorning.
5459 bedim BEDIM', v.t. [be and dim.] To make dim; to obscure or darken.
5460 bedimmed BEDIM'MED, pp. Made dim; obscured.
5461 bedimming BEDIM'MING, ppr. Making dim; obscuring; darkening.
5462 bedizen BEDIZ'EN, v.t. bediz'n. [be and dizen.] To adorn; to deck; a low word.
5463 bedizened BEDIZ'ENED, pp. Bedecked; adorned.
5464 bedizening BEDIZ'ENING, ppr. Adorning.
5465 bedlam BED'LAM, n. [Corrupted from Bethlehem, the name of a religious house in London, afterward converted ...
5466 bedlamite BED'LAMITE, n. An inhabitant of a madhouse, a madman.
5467 bedmaker BED'MAKER, n. [bed and maker.] One whose occupation is to make beds, as a college or university.
5468 bedmate BED'MATE, n. [bed and mate.] A bedfellow.
5469 bedote BEDO'TE, v.t. [be and dote.] To make to dote. [Not in use.]
5470 bedpost BED'POST, n. [bed and post.] The post of a bedstead.
5471 bedpresser BED'PRESSER, n. [bed and press.] A lazy fellow; one who loves his bed.
5472 bedraggle BEDRAG'GLE, v.t. [be and draggle.] To soil, as garments which are suffered, in walking, to reach ...
5473 bedraggled BEDRAG'GLED, pp. Soiled by reaching the dirt, in walking.
5474 bedraggling BEDRAG'GLING, ppr. Soiling by drawing along in dirt or mud.
5475 bedrenched BEDRENCH'ED, pp. Drenched; soaked.
5476 bedrenching BEDRENCH'ING, ppr. Soaked; drenching.
5477 bedrid BED'RID
5478 bedridden BED'RIDDEN, a. [bed and ride.] Confined to the bed, by age or infirmity.
5479 bedrite BED'RITE, n. [bed and rite.] The privilege of the marriage bed.
5480 bedroom BED'ROOM, n. [bed and room.] A room or apartment intended or used for a bed; a lodging room.1. ...
5481 bedrop BEDROP' v.t. [be and drop.] To sprinkle, as with drops.
5482 bedropped BEDROP'PED, pp. Sprinkled as with drops; speckled; variegated with spots.
5483 bedside BED'SIDE, n. The side of the bed.
5484 bedstaff BED'STAFF, n. [bed and staff.] A wooden pin anciently inserted on the sides of bedsteads, to keep ...
5485 bedstead BED'STEAD, n. bed'sted. [bed and stead.] A frame for supporting a bed.
5486 bedstraw BED'STRAW, n. [bed and straw.] Straw laid under a bed to make it soft; also the name of a plant, ...
5487 bedswerver BED'SWERVER, n. [bed and swerve.] One that swerves from his bed; that is one who is false and ...
5488 bedtime BED'TIME, n. [bed and time.] The time to go to rest; the usual hour of going to bed.
5489 beduck BEDUCK', v.t. [be and duck.] To duck; to put the head under water; to immerse.
5490 bedust BEDUST', v.t. [be and dust.] To sprinkle, soil or cover with dust.
5491 bedward BED'WARD, adv. [bed and ward.] Toward bed.
5492 bedwarf BEDWARF', v.t. [be and dwarf.] To make little; to stunt or hinder growth.
5493 bedwork BED'WORK, n. [bed and work.] Work done in bed, without toil of the hands or with ease.
5494 bedye BEDY'E, v.t. [be and dye.] To dye; to stain.
5495 bedyed BEDY'ED, pp. Dyed; stained.
5497 bee-bread BEE'-BREAD, n. [bee and bread.] The pollen of flowers collected by bees, as food for their young. ...
5498 bee-eater BEE'-EATER,n. [bee and eat.] A bird that feeds on bees. There are several species included in the ...
5499 bee-flower BEE'-FLOWER, n. [bee and flower.] A plant; a species of Ophrys or twyblade, whose flowers ...
5496 bee BEE, n. An insect of the genus Apis. [See Apis.] The species are numerous, of which the honey-bee ...
5501 beech-coal BEE'CH-COAL, n. [beech and coal.] Charcoal from beech wood.
5502 beech-oil BEE'CH-OIL, n. [beech and oil.] Oil expressed from the mast or nuts of the beech-tree. It is ...
5503 beech-tree BEE'CH-TREE, n. [beech and tree.] The beech.
5500 beech BEECH, n. [Gr. payos; L. fagus.] A tree arranged by Linne under the genus fagus, with the ...
5504 beechen BEE'CHEN, a. bee'chn. Consisting of the wood or bark of the beech; belonging to the beech; as a ...
5505 beechmast BEE'CHMAST, n. The fruit or nuts of the beech.
5507 beef-eater BEE'F-EATER, n. [beef and eat.] One that eats beef.1. A yeoman of the guards, in England.2. The ...
5508 beef-steak BEE'F-STEAK, n. [beef and steak.] A steak of slice of beef for broiling.
5509 beef-witted BEE'F-WITTED, a.[beef and wit.] Dull in intellects; stupid; heavy-headed.
5506 beef BEEF, n. [L. bos,bovis; Gr.Bous.]1. An animal of the bovine genus,whether ox, bull or cow; but ...
5510 beeld BEELD, n. Protection; refuge. [Not in use.]
5511 been BEEN, Part.perf. of be; pronounced bin. In old authors, it is also the present tense plural of ...
5513 beer-barrel BEE'R-BARREL, n. A barrel for holding beer.
5514 beer-house BEE'R-HOUSE, n. A house where malt liquors are sold; an ale house.
5512 beer BEER, n. 1. A spirituous liquor made from any farinaceous grain; but generally from barley, which ...
5515 beestings BEESTINGS, [See Biestings.]
5517 beet-radish BEE'T-RADISH, n. A kind of beet, used for salad.
5518 beet-rave BEET-RAVE
5516 beet BEET, n. [L. beta.] A plant of the genus Beta. The species cultivated in gardens are the cicla ...
5520 beetle-brow BEE'TLE-BROW, n. [beetle and brow.] A prominent brow.
5521 beetle-browed BEE'TLE-BROWED, a. Having prominent brows.
5522 beetle-head BEE'TLE-HEAD, n. [beetle and head.] A stupid fellow.
5523 beetle-headed BEE'TLE-HEADED, a Having a head like a beetle; dull; stupid.
5524 beetle-stock BEE'TLE-STOCK, n. [beetle and stock.] The handle of a beetle.
5519 beetle BEE'TLE, n.1. A heavy mallet or wooden hammer,used to drive wedges, beat pavements, &c.; called ...
5525 beetling BEE'TLING, ppr. Jutting; being prominent; standing out from the main body.
5526 beeves BEEVES, n. plu. of beef. Cattle; quadrupeds of the bovine genus, called in England, black cattle.
5527 befall BEFALL', v.t. pret. befell; part. befallen. To happen to; to occur to; as, let me know the worst ...
5528 befalling BEFALL'ING,ppr. Happening to; occurring to; coming to pass.
5529 befell BEFELL', pret. of befall.
5530 befit BEFIT', v.t. [be and fit.] To suit; to be suitable to; to become. That name best befits ...
5531 befitting BEFIT'TING, ppr. or a. Suiting; becoming.
5532 befoam BEFOAM, v.t. [be and foam.] To cover with foam. [Little used.]
5533 befool BEFOOL', v.t. [be and fool.] To fool; to infatuate; to delude or lead into error. Men ...
5534 befooled BEFOOL'ED, pp. Fooled; deceived; led into error.
5535 befooling BEFOOL'ING, ppr. Fooling; making a fool of; deceiving; infatuating.
5537 before-time BEFO'RE-TIME, adv. [before and time.] Formerly; of old time. 1 Sam.9. Josh 20.
5536 before BEFO'RE, prep. [be and fore, that is by fore, near the fore part.]1. In front; on the side with ...
5538 beforehand BEFO'REHAND, adv. [before and hand.] In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed ...
5539 befortune BEFOR'TUNE, v.t. [be and fortune.] To happen to; to betide.
5540 befoul BEFOUL', v.t. To make foul; to soil.
5541 befriend BEFRIEND, v.t. befrend'. [be and friend.] To favor; to act as a friend to; to countenance,aid or ...
5542 befriended BEFRIEND'ED, pp. Favored; countenanced.
5543 befriending BEFRIEND'ING, ppr. Favoring; assisting as a friend; showing kindness to.
5544 befringe BEFRINGE, v.t. befrinj'. [be and fringe.] To furnish with a fringe; to adorn as with fringe.
5545 befringed BEFRING'ED, pp. Adorned as with a fringe.
5546 beg BEG , n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or country; more particularly, the lord of ...
5547 beget BEGET', v.t. pret. begot, begat; pp. begot, begotten. 1. To procreate, as a father or sire; to ...
5548 begetter BEGET'TER, n. One who begets or procreates; a father.
5549 beggable BEG'GABLE, a. That may be begged.
5551 beggar-maid BEG'GAR-MAID,n. A maid that is a beggar.
5552 beggar-man BEG'GAR-MAN, n. A man that is a beggar.
5553 beggar-woman BEG'GAR-WOMAN, n. A female beggar.
5550 beggar BEG'GAR, n. [See Beg.] One that lives by asking alms, or makes it his business to beg for ...
5554 beggared BEG'GARED, pp. Reduced to extreme poverty.
5555 beggaring BEG'GARING, ppr. Reducing to indigence or a state of beggary.
5556 beggarliness BEG'GARLINESS, n. The state of being beggarly; meanness; extreme poverty.
5557 beggarly BEG'GARLY, a. Mean; poor; in the condition of a beggar; extremely indigent.
5558 beggary BEG'GARY, n. A state of extreme indigence.
5559 begged BEG'GED, pp. Entreated; supplicated; asked in charity.
5560 begging BEG'GING, ppr. Asking alms; supplicating; assuming without proof.BEG'GING, n. The act of ...
5561 beghards BEGHARDS'
5562 begilt BEGILT', a. Gilded.
5563 begin BEGIN', v.i. pret. began; pp. begun. [L.genero,gigno; Heb.to make ready, to adapt,prepare, ...
5564 beginner BEGIN'NER, n. The person who begins; he that gives an original; the agent who is the cause; an ...
5565 beginning BEGIN'NING, ppr. First entering upon; commencing; giving rise or original; taking rise or ...
5566 beginningless BEGIN'NINGLESS, a. That hath no beginning. [A bad word and not used.]
5567 begird BEGIRD, v.t. begurd. pret.begirt, begirded; pp. begirt. [be and gird.]1. To bind with a band or ...
5568 begirded BEGIRD'ED
5569 begirding BEGIRD'ING, ppr. Binding with a girdle; surrounding; besieging.
5570 begirt BEGIRT, pp. Bound with a girdle; surrounded; inclosed; besieged.
5571 beglerbeg BEG'LERBEG, n. [See Beg.] The governor of a province in the Turkis empire, next in dignity to the ...
5572 begnaw BEGNAW', v.t. benaw'. To bite or gnaw, to eat away; to corrode; to nibble.
5573 begone BEGONE. Go away; depart. These two words have been improperly united. Be retains the sense of a ...
5574 begored BEGO'RED, a. [be and gore.] Besmeared with gore.
5575 begot BEGOT', BEGOT'TEN, pp. of get. Procreated; generated.
5576 begotten BEGOT', BEGOT'TEN, pp. of get. Procreated; generated.
5577 begrave BEGRA'VE, v.t. To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Not used.]
5578 begrease BEGRE'ASE, v.t. s as z. [be and grease.] To soil or daub with grease, or other oily matter.
5579 begrime BEGRI'ME, v.t. [be and grime.] To soil with dirt deep-impressed, so that the natural hue cannot ...
5580 begrimed BEGRI'MED, pp. Deeply soiled.
5581 begrudge BEGRUDGE, v.t. begrudj'. [See Grudge.] To grudge; to envy the possession of.
5582 beguards BEGUARDS', n. A religious order of St. Francis in Flanders, established at Antwerp in 1228, and so ...
5583 beguile BEGUI'LE, v.t. begi'le. [be and guile.] To delude; to deceive; to impose on by artifice or craft. ...
5584 beguiled BEGUI'LED, pp. Deluded; imposed on; misled by craft; eluded by stratagem; passed pleasingly.
5585 beguiler BEGUI'LER, n. He or that which beguiles or deceives.
5586 beguiling BEGUI'LING, ppr. Deluding; deceiving by craft; eluding by artifice, amusing.
5587 beguilty BEGUIL'TY, v.t. To render guilty. A barbarous word.]
5588 beguin BE'GUIN, n. The beguins are a congregation of nuns in Flanders, so called from their founder, or ...
5589 begun BEGUN', pp. or begin. Commenced; originated.
5590 behalf BEHALF, n. behaf. [See Behoof.]1. Favor; advantage; convenience, profit; support, defense, ...
5591 behappen BEHAP'PEN, v.i. [be and happen.] To happen to.
5592 behave BEHA'VE, v.t.1. To restrain; to govern; to subdue. He did behave his anger e'er 'twas spent.This ...
5593 behaved BEHA'VED, pp. Conducted.
5594 behaving BEHA'VING, ppr. Carrying; conducting.
5595 behavior BEHA'VIOR, n. behavyur. [See Behave.]Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; conduct; manners; ...
5596 behead BEHEAD', v.t. behed'. [be and head.]To cut off the head; to sever the head from the body, with a ...
5597 beheaded BEHEAD'ED, pp. behed'ed. Having the head cut off.
5598 beheading BEHEAD'ING, ppr. behed'ing. Severing the head from the body.BEHEAD'ING,n. behed'ing. The act of ...
5599 beheld BEHELD', pret. and pp. of behold, which see.
5600 behemoth BE'HEMOTH, n.]Heb. a beast or brute; from an Arabic vert, which signifies, to shut, to lie hid, to ...
5601 behen BE'HEN, BEN, OR BEK'EN, n. A plant. The white behen is a species of Cucubalus, called Swedish ...
5602 behest BEHEST', n. Command; precept; mandate.[Antiquated, except in poetry.]
5603 behight BEHI'GHT, v.t. behite; pret. behot. To promise; to entrust; to call, or name; to command; to ...
5604 behind BEHIND, prep.1. At the back of another; as, to ride behind a horseman.2. On the back part, at any ...
5605 behindhand BEHINDHAND, a. [behind and hand.] In arrear; in an exhausted state; in a state in which rent or ...
5606 behold BEHO'LD, v.t. pret. and pp. beheld' [L.observo, from servo, to keep.]1. To fix the eyes upon; to ...
5607 beholden BEHO'LDEN, pp. or a. beholdn. [The participle of behold, to keep, guard, or bind. See ...
5608 beholder BEHO'LDER, n. One who beholds; a spectator; one who looks upon, or sees.
5609 beholding BEHO'LDING, ppr. Fixing the eyes upon; looking on; seeing.1. Fixing the attention; regarding with ...
5610 beholdingness BEHO'LDINGNESS, n. The state of being obliged. [An error, and not in use.]
5611 behoney BEHON'EY, v.t. To sweeten with honey.
5612 behoof BEHOOF', n. 1. Radically, need, necessity; whence, by an easy analogy, the word came to signify ...
5613 behoovable BEHOOV'ABLE, a. Needful; profitable.
5614 behoove BEHOOVE, v.t. behoof'. To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to ...
5615 behooveful BEHOOVEFUL, a. behoov'ful. Needful; useful; profitable; advantageous.
5616 behoovefully BEHOOVEFULLY, adv. behoov'fully. Usefully, profitably.
5617 behot BEHOT', pret. of behight.
5618 behove BEHOVE, and its derivatives. [See Behoove.]
5619 behowl BEHOWL', v.i. [be and howl.] To howl at. [Not used.]
5620 being BE'ING, ppr. [See Be.] Existing in a certain state. Man, being in honor, abideth not. ...
5621 bejade BEJA'DE, v.t. [be and jade.] To tire. [Not used.]
5622 bejape BEJA'PE, v.t. To laugh at; to deceive. [Not used.]
5623 beken BE'HEN, BEN, OR BEK'EN, n. A plant. The white behen is a species of Cucubalus, called Swedish ...
5624 bekiss BEKISS', v.t. [be and kiss.] To kiss or salute. [Not in use.]
5625 beknave BEKNA'VE, v.t. [be and knave.] To call knave. [Not used.]
5626 beknow BEKNO'W, v.t. [be and know.] To acknowledge. [Not used.]
5627 belabor BELA'BOR, v.t. [perhaps from be and labor; but in Russ. bulava is a club.] To beat soundly; to ...
5628 belace BELA'CE, v.t. [be and lace.] To fasten, as with a lace or cord.1. To beat; to whip.
5629 belaced BELA'CED, a. Adorned with lace.
5630 belamour BEL'AMOUR, n. A gallant; a consort. [Not used.]
5631 belamy BEL'AMY, n. A good friend; an intimate. [Not used.]
5632 belate BELA'TE, v.t. [be and late.] To retard or make too late. [Not used.]
5633 belated BELA'TED, a. [be and lated.] Benighted; abroad late at night.1. Too late for the hour appointed ...
5634 belatedness BELA'TEDNESS, n. A being too late.
5635 belave BELA'VE, v.t. [be and lave.] To wash. [Not used.]
5636 belawgive BELAW'GIVE, v.t. To give a law to. [Barbarous and not used.]
5637 belay BELA'Y, v.t. [This word is composed of be and lay, to lay to, lay by, or close. See Beleaguer.]1. ...
5638 belayed BELA'YED,pp. Obstructed; ambushed; made fast.
5639 belaying BELA'YING,ppr. Blocking up; laying an ambush; making fast.
5640 belch BELCH, v.t.[Eng. bulge,bilge, bulk.]1. To throw or eject wind from the stomach with violence.2. ...
5641 belched BELCH'ED, pp. Ejected from the stomach, or from a hollow place.
5642 belching BELCH'ING, ppr. Ejecting from the stomach or any deep hollow place.BELCH'ING, n. Eructation.
5643 beldam BEL'DAM, n.1. An old woman. Spenser seems to have used the word in its true sense for good ...
5644 beleaguer BELE'AGUER, v.t. belee'ger. To besiege; to block up; to surround with an army, so as to preclude ...
5645 beleaguered BELE'AGUERED, pp. Besieged.
5646 beleaguerer BELE'AGUERER, n. One who besieges.
5647 beleaguring BELE'AGURING, ppr. Besieging; blocking up.
5648 beleave BELE'AVE, v.t. [be and leave.] To leave. [Not used.]
5649 belee BELEE', v.t. [be and lee.] To place on the lee, or in a position unfavorable to the wind. [Not ...
5650 belemnite BELEM'NITE, n. [Gr.a dart,or arrow, from the root of pello, to throw.]Arrow-head, or finger stone; ...
5651 beleper BELEP'ER, v.t. To infect with leprosy. [Not used.]
5652 belfry BEL'FRY, n. [L. belfredus.]1. Among military writers of the middle age, a tower erected by ...
5653 belgard BELGARD', n. A soft look or glance. [Not used.]
5654 belgian BEL'GIAN, a. [See Belgic.] Belonging to Belgica,or the Netherlands.BEL'GIAN, n. A native of ...
5655 belgic BEL'GIC, a. [L.belgicus, from Belgae, the inhabitants of the Netherlands and the country bordering ...
5656 belial BE'LIAL, n. As a noun, unprofitableness; wickedness. As an adjective, worthless; wicked. In a ...
5657 belibel BELI'BEL, v.t. [be and libel.] To libel or traduce. [Not used.]
5658 belie BELI'E, v.t. [be and lie. See Lie.]1. To give the lie to; to show to be false; to charge with ...
5659 belied BELI'ED,pp. Falsely represented either by word or obvious evidence and indication; counterfeited; ...
5660 belief BELIE'F, n. 1. A persuasion of the truth, or an assent of mind to the truth of a declaration, ...
5661 believabale BELIE'VABALE, a. That may be believed; credible.
5662 believe BELIE'VE, v.t. To credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth ...
5663 believed BELIE'VED, pp. Credited; assented to, as true.
5664 believer BELIE'VER, n. One who believes; one who gives credit to other evidence than that of personal ...
5665 believing BELIE'VING, ppr. Giving credit to testimony or to other evidence than personal knowledge.
5666 believingly BELIE'VINGLY, adv. In a believing manner.
5667 belike BELI'KE, adv. [be and like.] Probably; likely; perhaps. [Nearly antiquated.]
5668 belikely BELI'KELY, adv. Probably. [Not used.]
5669 belive BELI'VE, adv. [See Live.] Speedily; quickly.
5671 bell-flower BELL'-FLOWER, n. [bell and flower.] A genus of plants, so named from the shape of the corol or ...
5672 bell-metal BELL'-METAL, n. [bell and metal] A mixture of copper and tin, in the proportion of about ten parts ...
5673 bell-shaped BELL'-SHAPED, a. [bell and shape.] Having the form of a bell.
5674 bell-wether BELL'-WETHER, n. [bell and wether.] A wether or sheep which leads the flock, with a bell on his ...
5670 bell BELL, n. 1. A vessel or hollow body,used for making sounds. Its constituent parts are a barrel ...
5675 belladonna BEL'LADONNA, n. A plant, a species of Atropa, or deadly nightshade.
5676 bellatrix BEL'LATRIX, n. [L.] A ruddy, glittering star of the second magnitude, in the left shoulder of ...
5677 belle BELLE, n. bel. [L.bellus.] A young lady. In popular use, a lady of superior beauty and much ...
5678 belled BELL'ED, a. Hung with bells.
5679 belles-letters BELLES-LETTERS, n. plu. bel' letter, or anglicized, bell-letters. Polite literature; a word of ...
5680 belligerent BELLIG'ERENT, a. [L. belliger, warlike; belligero, to wage war; from bellum, war, and gero, to ...
5681 belligerous BELLIG'EROUS, a. The same as belligerent. [Not used.]
5682 belling BELL'ING, n. The noise of a roe in rutting time; a huntsman's term.1. Growing or forming like a ...
5683 bellipotent BELLIP'OTENT, a. [L. bellum, war, and potens,powerful, bellipotens.]Powerful or mighty in war. ...
5684 bellique BELLIQUE, a. bellee'k. War-like. [Not used.]
5685 belllibone BELL'LIBONE, n. A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness. [Not in use.]
5686 bellon BEL'LON, n. A disease, attended with languor and intolerable griping of the bowels, common in ...
5687 bellona BELLO'NA, n. [from L. bellum,war.] The goddess of war.
5688 bellow BEL'LOW, v.i. [L.balo.] 1. To make a hollow, loud noise, as a bull; to make a loud outcry; to ...
5689 bellowing BEL'LOWING, ppr. Making a loud hollow sound, as a bull, or as the roaring of billows.BEL'LOWING, n. ...
5691 bellows-fish BEL'LOWS-FISH, n. The trumpet-fish, about four inches long, with a long snout; whence its name.
5690 bellows BEL'LOWS, n. sing.and plu.[L.bulga] An instrument, utensil or machine for blowing fire, either in ...
5692 belluine BEL'LUINE, a. [L. belluinus, brom bellua, a beast.] Beastly; pertaining to or like a beast; ...
5694 belly-ache BEL'LY-ACHE,n. [belly and ache.] Pain in the bowels; the colic.
5695 belly-band BEL'LY-BAND, n. A band that encompasses the belly of a horse, and fastens the saddle; a girth.
5696 belly-bound BEL'LY-BOUND, a. Diseased in the belly, so as to be costive, and shrunk in the belly.
5697 belly-cheer BEL'LY-CHEER, n. Good cheer, [Not used.]
5698 belly-fretting BEL'LY-FRETTING, n. The chafing of a horse's belly, with a fore girt.1. A violent pain in a ...
5699 belly-god BEL'LY-GOD, n. [belly and god.] A glutton; one who makes a god of his belly; that is, whose great ...
5700 belly-pinched BEL'LY-PINCHED, a. [See Pinch.] Starved; pinched with hunger.
5701 belly-slave BEL'LY-SLAVE, n. A slave to the appetite.
5702 belly-timber BEL'LY-TIMBER, n. [See Timber.[ Food; that which supports the belly.
5703 belly-worm BEL'LY-WORM, n. [See Worm.] A worm that breeds in the belly or stomach.
5693 belly BEL'LY, n. 1. That part of the human body which extends from the breast to the thighs, containing ...
5704 bellyful BEL'LYFUL, n. [belly and full.] As much as fills the belly, or satisfies the appetite. In ...
5705 bellying BEL'LYING, ppr. Enlarging capacity; swelling out,like the belly.
5706 belock BELOCK', v.t. To lock or fasten as with a lock.
5707 belomancy BEL'OMANCY, n. [Gr.an arrow, and divination.]A kind of divination, practiced by the ancient ...
5708 belone BELO'NE, n. [Gr. a needle.] The gar, garfish,or sea-needle, a species of Esox. It grows to the ...
5709 belong BELONG', v.i.1. To be the property of; as, a field belongs to Richard Roe; Jamaica belongs to ...
5710 belonging BELONG'ING, ppr. Pertaining; appertaining; being the property of; being a quality of; being the ...
5711 beloved BELOV'ED, ppr. [be and loved, from love. Belove, as a verb, is not used.] Loved; greatly loved; ...
5712 below BELOW, prep. [be and low] Under in place; beneath; not so high; as, below the moon; below the ...
5713 belowt BELOWT', v.t. [See Lowt.] To treat with contemptuous language. [Not in use.]
5714 belswagger BEL'SWAGGER, n. A lewd man.
5715 belt BELT, n. [L.balteus.] 1. A girdle; a band,usually of leather, in which a sword or other weapon is ...
5716 beluga BELU'GA, n. A fish of the cetaceous order, and genus Delphinus, from 12 to 18 feet in length. The ...
5717 belvidere BEL'VIDERE,n. [L.bellus,fine and video, to see.]1. A plant, a species of chenopodium, goosefoot or ...
5718 belye BELYE. [See Belie.]
5719 bema BE'MA, n. A chancel. [Not in use.]1. In ancient Greece, a state or kind of pulpit, on which ...
5720 bemangle BEMAN'GLE, v.t. [be and mangle.] To mangle; to tear asunder. [Little used.]
5721 bemask BEM'ASK, v.t. [be and mask.] To mask; to conceal.
5722 bemaze BEMA'ZE, v.t. To bewilder. [See Maze.] [Little used.]
5723 bemete BEME'TE, v.t. [be and mete.] To measure. [Not in use.]
5724 bemingle BEMIN'GLE, v.t. [be and mingle.] To mingle; to mix. [Little used.]
5725 bemire BEMI'RE, v.t. [be and mire.] To drag or incumber in the mire; to soil by passing through mud or ...
5726 bemist BEMIST', v.t. [be and mist.] To cover or involve in mist. [Not used.]
5727 bemoan BEMOAN, v.t. [be and moan.] To lament; to bewail; to express sorrow for; as, to bemoan the loss of ...
5728 bemoanable BEMOANABLE, a. That may be lamented. [Not used.]
5729 bemoaned BEMOANED, pp. Lamented; bewailed.
5730 bemoaner BEMOANER, n. One who laments.
5731 bemoaning BEMOANING, ppr. Lamenting; bewailing.
5732 bemock BEMOCK', v.t. [be and mock.] To treat with mockery. [Little used.]BEMOCK', v.i. To laugh at.
5733 bemoil BEMOIL', v.t. [be and moil.] To bedraggle; to bemire; to soil or incumber with mire and dirt. [Not ...
5734 bemol BEMOL, n. In music,a half note.
5735 bemonster BEMON'STER, v.t. [be and monster.] To make monstrous. [Not in use.]
5736 bemourn BEMOURN, v.t. To weep or mourn over. [Little used.]
5737 bemused BEMU'SED, a. [be and muse.] Overcome with musing; dreaming; a word of contempt.
5738 ben BEN or BEN'-NUT, n. A purgative fruit or nut, the largest of which resembles a filbert, yielding an ...
5739 bench BENCH, n.1. A long seat,usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.2. ...
5740 bencher BENCH'ER, n. In England, the benchers in the inns of court, are the senior members of the society ...
5741 bend BEND, [L.pando,pandare, to bend in; pando, pandere, to open; pandus, bent, crooked]1. To strain, ...
5742 bendable BEND'ABLE, a. That may be bent or incurvated.
5743 bended BEND'ED
5744 bender BEND'ER, n. The person who bends,or makes crooked; also, an instrument for bending other things.
5745 bending BEND'ING, ppr. Incurvating; forming into a curve; stooping subduing; turning as a road or ...
5746 bendlet BEND'LET, n. In heraldry, a little bend, which occupies a sixth part of a shield.
5747 bendy BEND'Y, n. In heraldry, the field divided into four, six or more parts, diagonally, and varying in ...
5748 bene BENE, n. ben'y. The popular name of the sesamum orientale, called in the West Indies vangloe, an ...
5749 beneaped BENE'APED, a. [be and neap.] Among seamen, a ship is beneaped, when the water does not flow high ...
5750 beneath BENE'ATH, prep.1. Under; lower in place, with something directly over or on, as to place a cushion ...
5751 benedict BEN'EDICT, a. [L. benedictus.] Having mild and salubrious qualities. [ Not in use.]
5752 benedictine BENEDIC'TINE, a. Pertaining to the order or monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.
5753 benedictines BENEDIC'TINES, n. An order of monks, who profess to follow the rules of St. Benedict; an order of ...
5754 benediction BENEDIC'TION, n. [L. benedictio, from bene, well, and dictio, speaking. See Boon and Diction.]1. ...
5755 benefaction BENEFAC'TION, n. [L.benefacio, of bene, well, and facio, to make or do.]1. The act of conferring a ...
5756 benefactor BENEFAC'TOR, n. He who confers a benefit, especially one who makes charitable contributions either ...
5757 benefactress BENEFAC'TRESS, n. A female who confers a benefit.
5758 benefice BEN'EFICE, n. [L. beneficium.]1. Literally, a benefit, advantage or kindness. But in present ...
5759 beneficed BEN'EFICED, a. Possessed of a benefice or church preferment.
5760 beneficeless BEN'EFICELESS, a. Having no benefice. [Not used.]
5761 beneficence BENEF'ICENCE, n. [L.beneficentia, from the participle of benefacio.] The practice of doing good; ...
5762 beneficent BENEF'ICENT, a. Doing good; performing acts of kindness and charity. It differs from benign, as ...
5763 beneficently BENEF'ICENTLY, adv. In a beneficent manner.
5764 beneficial BENEFI'CIAL, a. Advantageous; conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; contributing to a ...
5765 beneficially BENEFI'CIALLY, adv. Advantageously; profitably; helpfully.
5766 beneficialness BENEFI'CIALNESS, n. Usefulness; profitableness.
5767 beneficiary BENEFI'CIARY, a. [L.beneficiarius. See Benefaction.]Holding some office or valuable possession, ...
5768 beneficiency BENEFI'CIENCY, n. Kindness or favor bestowed.
5769 beneficient BENEFI'CIENT, a. Doing good.
5770 benefit BEN'EFIT, n. [Primarily from L. beneficium, or benefactum.]1. An act of kindness; a favor ...
5771 benefited BEN'EFITED, pp. Profited; having received benefit.
5772 benefiting BEN'EFITING, ppr. Doing good to; profiting; gaining advantage.
5773 beneme BENE'ME, v.t. To name. [Not in use.]1. To promise; to give. [Not in use.]
5774 benempne BENEMP'NE, v.t. To name. [Not in use.]
5775 beneplaciture BENEPLAC'ITURE, n. [L.beneplacitum, bene, well, and placitum, from placeo, to please.]Will; choice. ...
5776 benet BENET', v.t. [be and net.] To catch in a net; to ensnare. [Not used.]
5777 benevolence BENEV'OLENCE, n. [L. benevolentia, of bene, well and volo, to will or wish. See Will.]1. The ...
5778 benevolent BENEV'OLENT, a. [L. benevolens, of bene and volo.]Having a disposition to do good; possessing love ...
5779 benevolently BENEV'OLENTLY, adv. In a kind manner; with good will.
5780 bengal BENGAL', n. A thin stuff made of silk and hair, for women's apparel, so called from Bengal in the ...
5781 bengalee BENGALEE', n. The language or dialect spoken in Bengal.
5782 bengalese BENGALE'SE, n. sing. and plu. A native or the natives of Bengal. As.Res.7.171.
5783 benight BENI'GHT, v.t. [be and night.] To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night. The ...
5784 benighted BENI'GHTED, pp. Involved in darkness, physical or moral; overtaken by the night.
5785 benign BENI'GN, a. beni'ne. [L.benignus, from the same root, as bonus, bene, ancient L. benus, Eng. ...
5786 benignant BENIG'NANT, a. Kind; gracious; favorable.
5787 benignity BENIG'NITY, n. Goodness of disposition or heart; kindness of nature; graciousness.1. Actual ...
5788 benignly BENI'GNLY, adv. beni'nely. Favorably;; kindly; graciously.
5789 benison BEN'ISON, n. s as z. Blessing; benediction. [Nearly antiquated.]
5790 benjamin BEN'JAMIN, n. A tree, the Laurus Benzoin, a native of America, called also spicebush. It grows to ...
5791 bennet BEN'NET, n. The herb bennet, or avens, known in botany by the generic term Geum.BEN'NET FISH, n. ...
5792 bent BENT, pp. Strained; incurvated; made crooked; inclined; subdued.
5793 benting-time BENT'ING-TIME, n. The time when pigeons feed on bents, before peas are ripe.
5794 benum BENUM', corruptly BENUMB', v.t.1. To make torpid; to deprive of sensation; as, a hand or foot ...
5795 benummed BENUM'MED, pp. Rendered torpid; deprived of sensation; stupified.
5796 benumming BENUM'MING, ppr. Depriving of sensation; stupifying.
5797 benzoate BEN'ZOATE,n. [See Benzoin.] A salt formed by the union of the benzoic acid with any salifiable ...
5798 benzoic BENZO'IC, a. Pertaining to benzoin. Benzoic acid, or flowers of Benzoin, is a peculiar vegetable ...
5799 benzoin BENZOIN'
5800 bepaint BEPA'INT, v.t. [be and paint.] To paint; to cover with paint. [Little used.]
5801 bepale BEPA'LE, v.t. [be and pale.] To make pale. [Not in use.]
5802 bepinch BEPINCH', v.t. [be and pinch.] To mark with pinches.
5803 bepinched BEPINCH'ED
5804 bepincht BEPINCHT' , pp. Marked with pinches.
5805 bepowder BEPOW'DER, v.t. [be and powder.] To powder; to sprinkle or cover with powder.
5806 bepraise BEPRA'ISE, v.t. [be and praise.] To praise greatly or extravagantly.
5807 bepurple BEPUR'PLE, v.t. [be and purple.] To tinge or dye with a purple color.
5808 bequeath BEQUE'ATH, v.t. [Eng.quoth.] To give or leave by will; to devise some species of property by ...
5809 bequeathed BEQUE'ATHED, pp. Given or left by will.
5810 bequeathing BEQUE'ATHING, ppr. Giving or devising by testament.
5811 bequeathment BEQUE'ATHMENT, n. The act of bequeathing; a bequest.
5812 bequest BEQUEST', n. Something left by will; a legacy.
5813 berain BERA'IN, v.t. To rain upon. [Not in use.]
5814 berate BERA'TE, v.t. [be and rate.] To chide vehemently; to scold.
5815 berattle BERAT'TLE, v.t. [be and rattle.] To fill with rattling sounds or noise.
5816 beray BERA'Y, v.t. To make foul; to soil. [Not in use.]
5817 berberry BER'BERRY, n. [L.berberis.] [See Barberry.]
5818 bere BERE, n. The name of a species of barley in Scotland.
5819 bereave BERE'AVE, v.t. pret.bereaved, bereft: pp.bereaved, bereft.1. To deprive; to strip; to make ...
5820 bereaved BERE'AVED, pp. Deprived; stripped and left destitute.
5821 bereavement BERE'AVEMENT, n. Deprivation, particularly by the loss of a friend by death.
5822 bereaving BERE'AVING, ppr. Stripping bare; depriving.
5823 bereft BEREFT', pp. of bereave. Deprived; made destitute.
5824 berengarianism BERENGA'RIANISM, n. The opinions or doctrines of Berengarius, archdeacon of St.Mary at Anjou, and ...
5825 berg BERG, n. A borough; a town that sends burgesses to Parliament; a castle. [See Burg.]
5826 bergamot BERG'AMOT,n. 1. A species of pear.2. A species of citron, at first casually produced by an ...
5827 bergander BERG'ANDER, n. [berg, a cliff] A burrow duck; a duck that breeds in holes under cliffs.
5828 bergeret BER'GERET, n. A song. [Not used.]
5829 bergmanite BERG'MANITE, n. [from Bergman, the mineralogist.] A mineral classed with scapolite, in the family ...
5830 bergmaster BERG'MASTER, n. The bailiff or chief officer among the Derbyshire miners.
5831 bergmote BERG'MOTE, n. A court held on a hill in Derbyshire, in England, for deciding controversies between ...
5832 berhyme BERHY'ME, v.t. [be and rhyme.] To mention in rhyme or verse; used in contempt.
5833 berlin BER'LIN, n. A vehicle of the chariot kind, supposed to have this name from berlin, the chief city ...
5834 berluccio BERLUC'CIO, n. A small bird, somewhat like the yellow hammer, but less and more slender.
5835 berme BERME, n. In fortification, a space of ground of three, four or five feet in width, left between ...
5836 bernacle BER'NACLE, [See Barnacle.]
5837 bernardine BER'NARDINE, a. Pertaining to St. Bernard, and the monks of the order.
5838 bernardins BER'NARDINS, n. An order of monks, founded by Robert, abbot of Moleme, and reformed by St. ...
5839 berob BEROB', v.t. [be and rob.] To rob. [Not in use.]
5840 beroe BER'OE, n. A marine animal of an oval or spherical form, nearly an inch in diameter, and divided ...
5841 berried BER'RIED, a. Furnished with berries.
5843 berry-bearing BER'RY-BEARING, a. Producing berries.
5842 berry BER'RY, n. 1. A succulent or pulpy fruit, containing naked seeds. Or in more technical language, ...
5844 bert BERT [Eng.bright.] [See bright.]
5845 berth BERTH, n. [from the root of bear.]1. A station in which a ship rides at anchor, comprehending the ...
5846 bertram BER'TRAM, n. [L.pyrethrum, said to be from fire, from its acrid quality.]Bastard pellitory, a ...
5848 beryl-crystal BER'YL-CRYSTAL, n. A species of imperfect crystal, of a very pure, clear, and equal texture. It ...
5847 beryl BER'YL,n. [L.beryllus; Eng.brilliant.]A mineral, considered by Cleaveland as a subspecies of ...
5849 berylline BER'YLLINE, a. Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green.
5850 besaint BESA'INT, v.t. [be and saint.] To make a saint. [Not in use.]
5851 besayle BESA'YLE, n. A great grandfather.If the abatement happened on the death of one's grandfather or ...
5852 bescatter BESCAT'TER, v.t. [be and scatter.] To scatter over. [Not used.]
5853 bescorn BESCORN', v.t. [be and scorn.] To treat with scorn; to mock at. [Not used.]
5854 bescratch BESCRATCH', v.t. [be and scratch.] To scratch; to tear with the nails. [Not in use.]
5855 bescrawl BESCRAWL', v.t. [be and scrawl.] To scrawl; to scribble over.
5856 bescreen BESCREE'N, v.t. [be and screen.] To cover with a screen; to shelter; to conceal.
5857 bescreened BESCREE'NED, pp. Covered; sheltered; concealed.
5858 bescribble BESCRIB'BLE, v.t. To scribble over.
5859 bescumber BESCUM'BER, v.t. [from cumber.] To encumber. [Not legitimate nor used.]
5860 besee BESEE', v.i. [be and see.] To look; to mind. [Not in use.]
5861 beseech BESEE'CH, v.t. pret. and pp.besought.To entreat; to supplicate; to implore; to ask or pray with ...
5862 beseecher BESEE'CHER,n. One who beseeches.
5863 beseeching BESEE'CHING, ppr. Entreating.
5864 beseek BESEE'K, v.t. to beseech. [Not used.]
5865 beseem BESEE'M, v.t. [be and seem.] To become; to be fit for, or worthy of; to be decent for. What form ...
5866 beseeming BESEE'MING, ppr. or a. Becoming; fit; worthy of.BESEE'MING, n. Comeliness.
5867 beseemly BESEE'MLY, A. Becoming; fit; suitable.
5868 beseen BESEE'N, a. Adapted; adjusted. [Not used.]
5869 beset BESET', v.t. pret. and pp. beset. 1. To surround; to inclose; to hem in; to besiege; as, we are ...
5870 besetting BESET'TING, ppr. Surrounding; besieging; waylaying.BESET'TING, a. Habitually attending, or ...
5871 beshine BESHI'NE, v.t. To shine upon. [Not used.]
5872 beshrew BESHREW', v.t. [be and shrew.] To wish a curse to; to execrate.1. To happen ill to. [Not in use.]
5873 beshut BESHUT', v.t. To shut up. [Not used.]
5874 beside BESI'DE, prep. [be and side, by the side.]1. At the side of a person or thing; near; as, sit down ...
5875 besidery BESID'ERY, n. A species of pear.
5876 besides BESI'DES, prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from. And there was a famine in the land, ...
5877 besiege BESIE'GE, v.t. [be and siege.]1. To lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset, or surround with armed ...
5878 besieged BESIE'GED, pp. Surrounded or beset with hostile troops.
5879 besieger BESIE'GER, n. One who lays siege, or is employed in a siege.
5880 besieging BESIE'GING,, ppr. Laying siege; surrounding with armed forces.
5881 besit BESIT', v.t. [be and sit.] To suit; to become. [Not used.]
5882 beslave BESLA'VE, v.t. To subjugate; to enslave. [Not used.]
5883 beslime BESLI'ME, v.t. To daub with slime;; to soil. [Not used.]
5884 beslubber BESLUB'BER, v.t. [be and slubber,slabber.] To soil or smear with spittle, or any thing running ...
5885 besmear BESME'AR, v.t. [be and smear.] To bedaub; to overspread with any viscous, glutinous matter, or ...
5886 besmeared BESME'ARED, pp. Bedaubed; overspread with any thing soft, viscous,or adhesive; soiled.
5887 besmearer BESME'ARER, n. One that besmears.
5888 besmearing BESME'ARING, ppr. Bedaubing; soiling.
5889 besmirch BESMIRCH', v.t. [be and smirch.] To soil; to foul; to discolor. [Little used.]
5890 besmoke BESMO'KE, v.t. [be and smoke.] To foul with smoke; to harden or dry in smoke. [Little used.]
5891 besmoked BESMO'KED, pp. Fouled or soiled with smoke; dried in smoke.
5892 besmut BESMUT', v.t. [be and smut.] To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.
5893 besmutted BESMUT'TED, pp. Blackened with smut or soot.
5894 besnow BESNOW, v.t. [be and snow.] To scatter like snow. [Little used.]
5895 besnowed BESNOWED, a. or pp. [be and snow.] Covered or sprinkled with snow, or with white blossoms.
5896 besnuff BESNUFF', v.t. To befoul with snuff.
5897 besnuffed BESNUFF'ED, pp. Foul with snuff.
5898 besom BE'SOM, n. s as z. A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping. I will sweep it with the besom of ...
5899 besort BESORT', v.t. [be and sort.] To suit; to fit; to become.BESORT', n. Company; attendance; train.
5900 besot BESOT'v.t. [be and sot.] To make sottish; to infatuate; to stupify; to make dull or senseless.1. ...
5901 besotted BESOT'TED, pp. Made sottish or stupid. Besotted on, infatuated with foolish affection.
5902 besottedly BESOT'TEDLY, adv. In a foolish manner.
5903 besottedness BESOT'TEDNESS, n. Stupidity; arrant folly; infatuation.
5904 besotting BESOT'TING, ppr. Infatuating; making sottish or foolish.
5905 besought BESOUGHT', besaut'. pp. of beseech. Entreated; implored; sought by entreaty.
5906 bespangle BESPAN'GLE, v.t. [be and spangle.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something ...
5907 bespangled BESPAN'GLED, pp. Adorned with spangles or something shining.
5908 bespangling BESPAN'GLING, ppr. Adorning with spangles or glittering objects.
5909 bespatter BESPAT'TER, v.t. [be and spatter.] To soil by spattering; to sprinkle with water, or with dirt and ...
5910 bespattered BESPAT'TERED, pp. Spattered over; soiled with dirt and water; aspersed; calumniated.
5911 bespattering BESPAT'TERING, ppr. Spattering with water; soiling with dirt and water; aspersing.
5912 bespawl BESPAWL', v.t. [be and spawl.] To soil or make foul with spittle.
5913 bespeaak BESPEA'AK, v.t. pret. bespoke; pp. bespoke, bespoken. [be and speak.]1. To speak for beforehand; to ...
5914 bespeaker BESPE'AKER, n. One who bespeaks.
5915 bespeaking BESPE'AKING, ppr. Speaking for or ordering beforehand; foreboding; addressing; showing; ...
5916 bespeckle BESPECK'LE, v.t. [be and speckle.] To mark with speckles or spots.
5917 bespice BESPI'CE, v.t. [be and spice.] To season with spices.
5918 bespirit BESPIRIT'
5919 bespit BESPIT', v.t. pret. bespit; pp. bespit, bespitten. [be and spit.] To daub or soil with spittle.
5920 bespoke BESPO'KE, pret. and pp. of bespeak.
5921 bespot BESPOT', v.t. [be and spot.] To mark with spots.
5922 bespotted BESPOT'TED, pp. Marked with spots.
5923 bespotting BESPOT'TING, ppr. Marking with spots.
5924 bespread BESPREAD', v.t. bespred'. pret. and pp. bespread. [be and spread.] To spread over; to cover over; ...
5925 bespringkle BESPRINGK'LE, v.t. [be and sprinkle.] To sprinkle over; to scatter over; as, to besprinkle with ...
5926 besprinkled BESPRINK'LED, pp. Sprinkled over.
5927 besprinkler BESPRINK'LER, n. One that sprinkles over.
5928 besprinkling BESPRINK'LING, ppr. Sprinkling over.
5929 bespurt BESPURT', v.t. To spurt out,or over; to throw out in a stream or streams. [Not used.]
5931 best-tempered BEST-TEM'PERED, a. Having the most kind or mild temper.
5930 best BEST, a. superlative. [Eng.but;] Literally, most advanced, Hence,1. Most good; having good ...
5932 bestain BESTA'IN, v.t. [be and stain.] To mark with stains; to discolor, either the whole surface of a ...
5933 bestead BESTEAD', v.t. bested' pret.and pp. bested. [be and stead.] To profit. How little you ...
5934 bestial BES'TIAL, a. [from beast.]1. Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts. 2. Having the ...
5935 bestiality BESTIAL'ITY, n. The quality of beasts; the state or manners of man which resemble those of ...
5936 bestialize BES'TIALIZE, v.t. To make like a beast.
5937 bestially BES'TIALLY, adv. Brutally; in a manner below humanity.
5938 bestick BESTICK', v.t. pret. and pp. bestuck. [be and stick.]To stick over, as with sharp points; to mark, ...
5939 bestir BESTIR', v.t. bestur' [be and stir.] To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and ...
5940 bestirred BESTIR'RED, pp. Roused into vigorous action; quickened in action.
5941 bestirring BESTIR'RING,ppr. Moving briskly; putting into vigorous action.
5942 bestness BEST'NESS, n. The state of being best. [Not used.]
5943 bestor BESTOR, v.t. [be and stow, a place. See Stow. Literally, to set or place.]1. To give; to confer; ...
5944 bestorm BESTORM', v.i. [be and storm.] To storm; to rage. [Not used.]
5945 bestowal BESTOWAL, n. A conferring; disposal. [Little used.
5946 bestowed BESTOWED, ppr. Given gratuitously; conferred; laid out; applied; deposited for safe-keeping.
5947 bestower BESTOWER, n. One who bestows; a giver; a disposer.
5948 bestowing BESTOWING, ppr. Conferring gratuitously; laying out; applying; depositing in store.
5949 bestowment BESTOWMENT, n. The act of giving gratuitously; a conferring. God the father had committed the ...
5950 bestraddle BESTRAD'DLE, v.t. To bestride. [See Straddle.]
5951 bestraught BESTRAUGHT', a. Distracted; mad. [Not used.]
5952 bestrew BESTREW', v.t. pret. bestrewed; pp. bestrewed, bestrown. [be and strew.] To scatter over; to ...
5953 bestrewed BESTREW'ED, pp. of bestrew.
5954 bestride BESTRI'DE, v.t. pret.bestrid; pp. bestrid, bestridden. [be and stride.]1. To stride over; to ...
5955 bestriding BESTRI'DING, ppr. Extending the legs over any thing, so as to include it between them.
5956 bestrown BESTROWN, pp. of bestrew. Sprinkle over.
5957 bestuck BESTUCK', pp. of bestick. Pierced in various places with sharp points.
5958 bestud BESTUD', v.t. [be and stud.] To set with studs; to adorn with bosses; as, to bestud with stars.
5959 bestudded BESTUD'DED,pp. Adorned with studs.
5960 bestudding BESTUD'DING, ppr. Setting with studs; adorning as with bosses.
5961 beswike BESWIKE, v.t. beswik'. To allure. [Not used.]
5962 bet BET, n. A wager; that which is laid, staked or pledges in a contest, to be won, either by the ...
5963 betake BETA'KE, v.t. pret. betook; pp. betaken. [be and take.]1. To take to; to have recourse to; to ...
5964 betaken BETA'KEN, part of betake.
5965 betaking BETA'KING, ppr. Having recourse to; applying; resorting.
5966 betaught BETAUGHT', pret. of betake. [Not used.]
5967 beteem BETEE'M, v.t. [be and teem.] To bring forth; to produce; to shed; to bestow. [Not used.]
5968 betel BE'TEL
5969 bethink BETHINK', v.t. pret. and pp.bethought. [be and think.]To call to mind; to recall or bring to ...
5970 bethlehem BETH'LEHEM, n. [Heb. the house of food or bread.]1. A town or village in Judea, about six miles ...
5971 bethlemite BETH'LEMITE, n. An inhabitant of Bethlehem; a lunatic.1. In church history, the Bethlemites were ...
5972 bethought BETHOUGHT', bethaut;, pret. and pp. of bethink.
5973 bethrall BETHRALL', v.t. [be and thrall.] To enslave; to reduce to bondage; to bring into subjection. ...
5974 bethump BETHUMP', v.t. [be and thump.] To beat soundly. [Little used.]
5975 betide BETI'DE, v.t. pret. betid, or betided; pp.betid. [be and tide.]To happen; to befall; to come to; ...
5976 betime BETI'ME
5977 betimes BETI'MES, adv. [be and time, that is, by the time.]1. Seasonably; in good season or time; before ...
5978 betle BE'TLE, n. A species of pepper, the leaves of which are chewed by the inhabitants of the East ...
5979 betoken BETO'KEN, v.t. beto'kn. [be and token.]1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs. ...
5980 betokened BETO'KENED, pp. Foreshown; previously indicated.
5981 betokening BETO'KENING, ppr. Indicating by previous signs.
5982 betony BET'ONY, n. [L. betonica.] A genus of plants of several species. The purple or wood betony grows ...
5983 betook BETOOK', pret. of betake.
5984 betorn BETO'RN, a. Torn in pieces.
5985 betoss BETOSS', v.t. [be and toss.] To toss; to agitate; to disturb; to put in violent motion.
5986 betrap BETRAP', v.t. [from trap.] To entrap; to ensnare. [Not used.]
5987 betray BETRA'Y, v.t. [L.traho.]1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in ...
5988 betrayed BETRA'YED, pp. Delivered up in breach of trust; violated by unfaithfulness; exposed by breach of ...
5989 betrayer BETRA'YER, n. One who betrays; a traitor.
5990 betraying BETRA'YING, ppr. Delivering up treacherously; violating confidence; disclosing contrary to ...
5991 betrim BETRIM', v.t. [be and trim.] To deck; to dress; to adorn; to grace; to embellish; to beautify; to ...
5992 betrimmed BETRIM'MED, pp. Adorned; decorated.
5993 betrimming BETRIM'MING,ppr. Decking; adorning; embellishing.
5994 betroth BETROTH', v.t. [be and troth, truth, faith. See Truth, and Troth.]1. To contract to any one, in ...
5995 betrothed BETROTH'ED, pp. Contracted for future marriage.
5996 betrothing BETROTH'ING, ppr. Contracting to any one, in order to a future marriage, as the father or ...
5997 betrothment BETROTH'MENT, n. A mutual promise or contract between two parties, for a future marriage between ...
5998 betrust BETRUST', v.t. [be and trust.] To entrust; to commit to another in confidence of fidelity; to ...
5999 betrusted BETRUST'ED, pp. Entrusted; confided; committed in trust.
6000 betrusting BETRUST'ING, ppr. Entrusting; committing in trust.
6001 betrustment BETRUST'MENT, n. The act of entrusting; the thing entrusted.
6002 betso BET'SO, n. The smallest Venetian coin.
6003 better BET'TER, a comp. of bet. See Best.]1. Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; ...
6004 bettered BET'TERED, pp. Improved; meliorated; made better.
6006 bettering-house BETTERING-HOUSE, n. A house for the reformation of offenders.
6005 bettering BET'TERING, ppr. Making better; improving.
6007 bettor BET'TOR, n. [from bet.] One who bets or lays a wager.
6008 betty BET'TY, n. [Supposed to be a cant word from the name of a maid; but qu. is it not from the root of ...
6009 betumbled BETUM'BLED, a. [be and tumble.] Rolled about; tumbled; disordered.
6010 between BETWEE'N, prep. 1. In the intermediate space, without regard to distance; as, New York is between ...
6011 betwixt BETWIXT', prep.1. Between; in the space that separates two persons or things; as, betwixt two ...
6012 bevel BEV'EL, n.Among masons, carpenters,joiners, &c., an instrument, or kind of square, one leg of which ...
6013 beveled BEV'ELED, pp. Formed to a bevel angle.
6014 beveling BEV'ELING, ppr. Forming to a bevel angle.BEV'ELING, a. Curving; bending from a right ...
6015 bevelment BEV'ELMENT, n. In mineralogy, bevelment supposes the removal of two contiguous segments from the ...
6016 bever BEV'ER, n. A collation or small repast between meals. [Not used.]BEV'ER, v.i. To take a small ...
6017 beverage BEV'ERAGE, n. [L.bibo;] Drink; liquor for drinking. It is generally used of a mixed liquor. ...
6018 bevile BEV'ILE, n. [See Bevel.] In heraldry, a thing broken or opening, like a carpenter's bevel.
6019 bevy BEV'Y, n. [I know not the origin or affinities of this word. The etymologies I have seen are not ...
6020 bewail BEWA'IL, v.t. [be and wail.] To bemoan; to lament; to express sorrow for. It expresses deep ...
6021 bewailable BEWA'ILABLE, a. That may be lamented.
6022 bewailed BEWA'ILED, pp. Lamented; bemoaned.
6023 bewailer BEWAILER, n. One who laments.
6024 bewailing BEWA'ILING, ppr. Lamenting; bemoaning; expressing grief for.BEWA'ILING, n. Lamentation.
6025 bewake BEWA'KE, v.t. [be and wake.] To keep awake. [Not used.]
6026 beware BEWA'RE, v.i.1. Literally, to restrain or guard one's self from. Hence, to regard with caution; ...
6027 beweep BEWEE'P, v.t. [be and weep.] To weep over; to bedew with tears. [Little used.]BEWEE'P, v.i. To ...
6028 bewept BEWEPT', pp. Wept over; bedewed with tears. [Little used.]
6029 bewet BEWET', v.t. [be and wet.] To wet; to moisten. [Not used.]
6030 bewilder BEWIL'DER, v.t. To lead into perplexity or confusion; to lose in pathless places; to confound for ...
6031 bewildered BEWIL'DERED, pp. Lost in mazes; perplexed with disorder, confusion, or intricacy.
6032 bewildering BEWIL'DERING, ppr. Losing in a pathless place; perplexing with confusion or intricacy.
6033 bewinter BEWIN'TER, v.t. To make like winter. [Not used.]
6034 bewitch BEWITCH', v.t. [be and witch.] To fascinate; to gain an ascendancy over by charms or incantation; ...
6035 bewitched BEWITCH'ED, pp. Fascinated; charmed.
6036 bewitcher BEWITCH'ER, n. One that bewitches or fascinates.
6037 bewitchery BEWITCH'ERY, n. Fascination; charm;; resistless power of anything that pleases.
6038 bewitchful BEWITCH'FUL, a. Alluring; fascinating.
6039 bewitching BEWITCH'ING, ppr. Fascinating; charming.BEWITCH'ING, a. That has power to bewitch or fascinate; ...
6040 bewitchingly BEWITCH'INGLY, adv. In a fascinating manner.
6041 bewitchment BEWITCH'MENT, n. Fascination; power of charming.
6042 bewondered BEWON'DERED, a. [be and wonder.] Amazed. [Not used.]
6043 bewrap BEWRAP', v.t. berap'. [be and wrap.] To wrap up.
6044 bewray BEWRA'Y, v.t. beray. To disclose perfidiously; to betray; to show or make visible.Thy speech ...
6045 bewrayed BEWRA'YED, pp. Disclosed; indicated; betrayed; exposed to view.
6046 bewrayer BEWRA'YER, n. A divulger of secrets; a discoverer.
6047 bewraying BEWRA'YING, ppr. Disclosing; making known or visible.
6048 bewreck BEWRECK', v.t. bereck'. [be and wreck.] To ruin; to destroy. [Not used.]
6049 bewrought BEWROUGHT', a. beraut' [be and work.] Worked. [Not used.]
6050 bey BEY, n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or particular district of country; also,in ...
6051 beyond BEYOND', prep.1. On the further side of; on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from ...
6052 bezan BEZ'AN, n. A cotton cloth from Bengal, white or striped.
6053 bezant BEZ'ANT, n. A gold coin of Byzantium. [See Byzant.]
6054 bezantler BEZANT'LER, n. [from antler.] The branch of a deer's horn, next above the brow antler.
6055 bezel BEZ'EL, n. The upper part of the collet of a ring, which encompasses and fastens the stone.
6056 bezoar BE'ZOAR, n. 1. An antidote; a general name for certain animal substances supposed to be ...
6057 bezoardic BEZOAR'DIC, a. Pertaining to or compounded of bezoar.BEZOAR'DIC, n. A medicine compounded with ...
6058 bezola BEZ'OLA, n. A fish of the truttaceous kind, of a dusky blue color, nearly of the size of a ...
6059 bezzle BEZ'ZLE, v.t. To waste in riot. [Not used.] [See Embezzle.]
6060 bhuchampac BHUCHAMP'AC, n. A beautiful plant of India, known in Linne's system, under the name of Koempferia ...
6061 bia BI'A, n. In commerce, a small shell called a cowry, much valued in the East Indies.
6062 biangulate BIAN'GULATE
6063 biangulated BIAN'GULATED
6064 biangulous BIAN'GULOUS , a. [L.bis, twice, and angulus, an angle.]Having two angles or corners. [Little ...
6065 biarmian BIARM'IAN, a. Noting a race of Finns in Perme, in the north of Europe, on the Dvina, and about the ...
6067 bias-drawing BI'AS-DRAWING, n. Partiality. [Not used.]
6066 bias BI'AS, n. 1. A weight on the side of a bowl which turns it from a straight line.2. A leaning of ...
6068 biased BI'ASED, pp. Inclined from a right line; warped; prejudiced.
6069 biasing BI'ASING, ppr. Giving a bias, particular direction or propensity; warping; prejudicing.
6070 bib BIB, n. A small piece of linen or other cloth worn by children over the breast.1. A fish about a ...
6071 bibacious BIBA'CIOUS, a. [L. bibax. See Bib.] Addicted to drinking; disposed to imbibe.
6072 bibacity BIBAC'ITY, n. The quality of drinking much. [Not used.]
6073 bibber BIB'BER, n. A tippler; a man given to drinking; chiefly used in composition, as winebibber.
6074 bibble-babble BIB'BLE-BABBLE, n. Idle talk; prating to no purpose. [A low word, and not used.]
6075 bibio BIB'IO, n. A name of the wine fly, a small insect found in empty wine casks.
6076 bible BI'BLE, n. [Gr. a book.]
6077 bibler BIB'LER, n. [See Bib.] A tipler; a great drinker.
6078 biblical BIB'LICAL, a. Pertaining to the Bible, or to the sacred writings; as biblical criticism.
6079 bibliographer BIBLIOG'RAPHER, n. [Gr. a book.] One who composes or compiles the history of books; one skilled ...
6080 bibliographic BIBLIOGRAPH'IC
6081 bibliographical BIBLIOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the history of books.
6082 bibliography BIBLIOG'RAPHY, n. A history or description of books; the perusal of books, and manuscripts, with ...
6083 bibliolite BIB'LIOLITE, n. [Gr. a book, and a stone; called also phytobiblia and lithobiblia.]Bookstone; a ...
6084 bibliomancy BIBLIOM'ANCY, n. [Gr.a book, and divination.]A kind of divination, performed by means of the ...
6085 bibliomania BIBLIOMA'NIA, n. [Gr.book, and madness.] Book-madness; a rage for possessing rare and curious ...
6086 bibliomaniac BIBLIOMA'NIAC, n. One who has a rage for books.
6087 bibliopolist BIBLIOP'OLIST, n. [Gr. book, and to sell.] A Bookseller.
6088 bibliothecal BIBLIOTH'ECAL, a. [L. bibliotheca, a library.]Belonging to a library.
6089 bibliothecary BIBLIOTH'ECARY, n. A librarian.
6090 bibliotheke BIBLIOTHE'KE, n. A library.
6091 biblist BIB'LIST, n. [from bible.] With the Romanists, one who makes the scriptures the sole rule of ...
6092 bibracteate BIBRAC'TEATE, a. Double bracteate.
6093 bibulous BIB'ULOUS, a. [L. bibulus, from bibo, to drink.]Spungy; that has the quality of imbibing fluids or ...
6094 bicapsular BICAP'SULAR, a. [L. bis,double, and capsula, a little chest, from capsa, a chest. See ...
6095 bicarbonate BIC'ARBONATE, n. Supercarbonate; a carbonate containing two primes of carbonic acid.
6096 bicauda BICAU'DA, n. A fish of the sword-fish kind, about five feet in length; its back and sides of a ...
6097 bice BICE or BISE, n. Among painters, a blue color prepared from the lapis armenus, Armenican ...
6098 bicipital BICIP'ITAL
6099 bicipitous BICIP'ITOUS, a. [L. biceps, of bis, twice,and caput, head.]Having two heads. Applied to the ...
6100 bicker BICK'ER, v.i.1. To skirmish; to fight off and on; that is, to make repeated attacks. [But in this ...
6101 bickerer BICK'ERER, n. One who bickers, or engages in a petty quarrel.
6102 bickering BICK'ERING, ppr. Quarreling; contending; quivering.
6103 bickerment BICK'ERMENT, n. Contention. [Not used.]
6104 bickern BICK'ERN, n. An iron ending in a beak or point.
6105 bicorn BI'CORN, n. [L. bis, twice, and cornu, a horn, bicornis.]A plant whose anthers have the appearance ...
6106 bicornous BICORN'OUS, a. Having two horns.
6107 bid BID, v.t. pret. bid, or bade; pp. bid, bidden. [L. peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to ...
6108 bidale BID'ALE, n. [bid and ale.] In England, an invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's ...
6109 bidder BID'DER, n. One who offers a price.Bidders at the auction of popularity.
6110 bidding BID'DING, ppr. Inviting; offering; commanding.BID'DING, n. Invitation; command; order; a ...
6111 bide BIDE, v.i. To dwell; to inhabit.1. To remain; to continue or be permanent, in a place or state. ...
6112 bidens BI'DENS, n. A plant, bur marigold.
6113 bidental BIDENT'AL, a. [L.bidens, of bis,twice,and dens, a tooth.] Having two teeth.
6114 bidet BIDET', n. A small horse, formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
6115 biding BI'DING, ppr. Dwelling; continuing; remaining. [See Abiding.]BI'DING, n. Residence; habitation.
6116 bidon BID'ON, n. A measure of liquids, of about five quarts, wine measure, used by seamen.
6117 biennial BIEN'NIAL, a. [L. biennis, of bis,twice, and annus, a year.]1. Continuing for two years and then ...
6118 biennially BIEN'NIALLY, adv. Once in two years; at the return of two years.
6120 bier-balk BIE'R-BALK,n. The church road for burials. [Not used in America.]
6119 bier BIER, n. [L. feretrum, from fero. See Bear.]A carriage or frame of wood for conveying dead human ...
6121 biestings BIE'STINGS, n. plu. The first milk given by a cow after calving.
6122 bifarious BIFA'RIOUS, a. [L. bifarius; bis and fero, or Teutonic, faran, to go.]Two-fold. In botany, pointing ...
6123 bifariously BIFA'RIOUSLY, adv. In a bifarious manner. A stem or branch is bifariously hairy, when the hairs ...
6124 biferous BIF'EROUS, a. [L. bifer, biferus; of bis, twice, and fero, to bear.]Bearing fruit twice a year, as ...
6125 bifid BIF'ID
6126 bifidate BIF'IDATE, a. [L. bifidus, bifidatus, of bis, twice, and findo, fidi, to split or cleave. See ...
6127 biflorous BIF'LOROUS, a. [L. bis,twice, and floreo.] Bearing two flowers.
6128 bifold BI'FOLD, a. [L.bis, twice, and fold.] Two-fold; double; of two kinds, degrees, &c.
6129 biform BI'FORM, a. [L. biformis, of bis, twice, and forma, form.]Having two forms, bodies or shapes.
6130 biformed BI'FORMED, a. Compounded of two forms.
6131 biformity BIFORM'ITY, n. A double form.
6132 bifurcate BI'FURCATE
6133 bifurcated BI'FURCATED, a. [L. bifurcus, of bis, twice, and furca, a fork.]Forked; divided into two branches.
6134 bifurcation BIFURCA'TION, n. A forking, or division into two branches.
6135 big BIG, a.1. Bulky; protuberant; pregnant, applied to females. Big, in the sense of pregnant, is ...
6136 bigam BIG'AM, n. A bigamist. [Not used.]
6137 bigamist BIG'AMIST, n. [See Bigamy.] One who has committed bigamy, or had two wives at one.
6138 bigamy BIG'AMY, n. [L.bis,twice, and Gr. to marry, marriage.]The crime of having two wives at once. But ...
6139 bigbellied BIG'BELLIED, a. Having a great belly; advanced in pregnancy.
6140 bigboned BIGBO'NED, a. Having large bones.
6141 bigcorned BIG'CORNED, a. Having large grains.
6142 bigeminate BIGEM'INATE, a. [L.bis, twice, and geminus, double.]Twin-forked; used of a decompound leaf having ...
6143 biggel BIG'GEL, n. A quadruped of the East Indies, somewhat like a rane or rein-deer, but its head ...
6144 biggin BIG'GIN, n.1. A child's cap, or something worn about the head.2. A building.
6145 bight BIGHT, n.1. A bend, or small bay between two points of land.2. The double part of a rope when ...
6146 bigly BIG'LY, adv. [from big.] In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily.
6147 bignamed BIG'NAMED, a. Having a great or famous name.
6148 bigness BIG'NESS, n. Bulk; size; largeness; dimensions. It is used of any object,animate or inanimate, ...
6149 bigot BIG'OT, n. 1. A person who is obstinately and unreasonably wedded to a particular religious ...
6150 bigoted BIG'OTED, a. Obstinately and blindly attached to some creed, opinion, practice or ritual; ...
6151 bigotedly BIG'OTEDLY, adv. In the manner of a bigot; pertinaciously.
6152 bigotry BIG'OTRY, n. Obstinate or blind attachment to a particular creed, or to certain tenets; ...
6153 bigsounding BIG'SOUNDING, a. Having a pompous sound.
6154 bigswoln BIG'SWOLN, a. [big and swoln. See Swell.]Swelled to a large size; turgid; greatly swelled; ready ...
6155 biguddered BIG'UDDERED, a. [big and udder.]Having large udders, or udders swelled with milk.
6156 bihydroguret BIHYDROG'URET, n. A double hydroguret, or with two atoms of hydrogen.
6157 bijugous BIJU'GOUS, a. [L. bis, twice, and jugum, a yoke, a pair.]Having two pairs of leaflets; used of ...
6158 bilabiate BILA'BIATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and labium, a lip.]Having two lips, as the corols of flowers.
6159 bilamellate BILAM'ELLATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and lamella, a plate.]Having the form of a flatted sphere, ...
6160 bilander BI'LANDER, n. A small merchant vessel with two masts, distinguished from other vessels of two ...
6161 bilateral BILAT'ERAL, a. [L. bis and latus,side.] Having two sides.
6162 bilberry BIL'BERRY, n. The name of a shrub and its fruit; a species of Vaccinium or whortle-berry. The ...
6163 bilbo BIL'BO, n. [from Bilboa, in Spain.]A rapier; a sword; so named, it is said, from Bilboa in Spain, ...
6164 bilboes BIL'BOES, n. plu. On board of ships, long bars or bolts of iron with shackles sliding on them, and ...
6165 bild BILD, v.t. pret. bilded, bilt; pp.id.To construct; to erect; to set up and finish; as, to bild a ...
6166 bildstein BILD'STEIN, n. Agalmatolite, or figure-stone. A massive mineral, with sometimes a slaty ...
6167 bile BILE, n. [L. bilis.] A yellow bitter liquor, separated from the blood in the liver, collected in ...
6168 bileduct BI'LEDUCT, n. [bile and L. ductus, a conduit.]A vessel or canal to convey bile.
6169 bilestone BI'LESTONE, n. [bile and stone.] A concretion of viscid.bile.
6171 bilge-pump BILGE-PUMP, n. A burr-pump; a pump to draw the bilge-water from a ship.
6172 bilge-water BILGE-WATER, n. Water which enters a ship, and lies upon her bilge or bottom.
6170 bilge BILGE, n. [A different orthography of bulge, and belly, a protuberance.]1. The protuberant part ...
6173 bilged BILG'ED, pp. or a. Having a fracture in the bilge. This participle is often used, as if the verb ...
6174 biliary BIL'IARY, n. Water which enters a ship, and lies upon her bilge or bottom.BIL'IARY, a. [from L. ...
6175 bilingsgate BIL'INGSGATE, n. [from a place of this name in London frequented by low people who use foul ...
6176 bilinguous BILIN'GUOUS, a. [L. bis, and lingua, tongue.]Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.
6177 bilious BIL'IOUS, a. [L. biliosus, from bilis, the bile.]Pertaining to bile; consisting or partaking of ...
6178 biliteral BILIT'ERAL, a. [L. bis, twice, and litera, letter.]Consisting of two letters; as a biliteral root ...
6179 bilk BILK, v.t. To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by non-fulfillment of engagement; ...
6180 bilked BILK'ED, pp. Disappointed; deceived; defrauded.
6181 bilking BILK'ING, ppr. Frustrating; defrauding.
6182 bill BILL, n.1. The beak of a fowl.2. An instrument used by plumbers, basket makers and gardeners, ...
6183 billard BILL'ARD, n. A bastard or imperfect capon; also a fish of the cod kind.
6185 billet-doux BILLET-DOUX, bil'le-doo. A love billet.
6184 billet BILL'ET, n. [dim. of bill;] A small paper or note in writing, used for various purposes; ...
6186 billeting BILL'ETING, ppr. Quartering, as soldiers in private houses.
6187 billiard BILL'IARD, a bil'yard. Pertaining to the game of billiards.
6188 billiards BILL'IARDS, n. plu. bil'yards.A game played on a rectangular table, covered with a green cloth, ...
6189 billion BILL'ION, n. bil'yun. [bis and million.]A million of millions; as many millions as there are units ...
6191 billow-beaten BIL'LOW-BEATEN, a. Tossed by billows.
6190 billow BIL'LOW, n. A great wave or surge of the sea, occasioned usually by violent wind. It can hardly ...
6192 billowing BIL'LOWING, ppr. Swelled into a large waves or surges.
6193 billowy BIL'LOWY, a. Swelling, or swelled into large waves; wavy; full of billows, or surges.
6194 bilobate BILO'BATE, a. [L. bis,twice. See Lobe.] Divided into two lobes; as a bilobate leaf.
6195 bilobed BILO'BED
6196 bilocular BILOC'ULAR, a. [L. bis, twice, and loculus, from locus, a place.]Divided into two cells, or ...
6197 bilva BIL'VA, n. The Hindu name of a plant, the Crataeva Marmelos of Linne.
6198 bimanous BIMA'NOUS, a. [bis and manus.] Having two hands. Man is bimanous.
6199 bimbow BIM'BOW, a. Crooked; arched; bent; as a kimbo handle.To set the arms a kimbo, is to set the hands ...
6200 bimedial BIME'DIAL, a. [L. bis,twice,and medial.] In mathematics, if two medial lines, A B and B C, ...
6201 bin BIN, n. A wooden box or chest used as a repository of corn or other commodities.
6202 binacle BIN'ACLE, n. [Formerly bittacle.] A wooden case or box in which the compass and lights are kept ...
6203 binary BI'NARY, a. [L. binus, two and two.]Binary arithmetic, the invention of Leibnitz, is that in which ...
6204 binate BI'NATE, a. [L. biinus. See Binary.] Being double or in couples; growing in pairs. A binate leaf ...
6206 bind-weed BI'ND-WEED, n. A genus of plants, called Convolvulus, comprehending many species, as the white, the ...
6205 bind BIND, v.t.1. To tie together,or confine with a cord, or any thing that is flexible; to fasten as ...
6207 binder BI'NDER, n. A person who binds; one whose occupation is to bind books; also, one who binds ...
6208 bindery BI'NDERY, n. A place where books are bound.
6209 binding BI'NDING, ppr. Fastening with a band; confining; restraining; covering or wrapping; obliging by a ...
6210 bing BING, n. In alum works, a heap of alum thrown together in order to drain.
6211 binocle BIN'OCLE, n. [binus, double, and oculus, and eye.]A dioptric telescope,fitted with two tubes ...
6212 binocular BINOC'ULAR, a. [See Binocle.] Having two eyes; also, having two apertures or tubes, so joined that ...
6213 binomial BINO'MIAL, a. [L. bis, twice, and nomen, name.]In algebra, a root consisting of two members ...
6214 binominous BINOM'INOUS, a. [L. bis,twice,and nomen, name.]Having two names.
6215 binotonous BINOT'ONOUS, a. [bis and note.] Consisting of two notes; as a binotonous cry.
6216 biographer BIOG'RAPHER, n. [See Biography.] One who writes an account of history of the life and actions of ...
6217 biographic BIOGRAPH'IC
6218 biographical BIOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to biography, or the history of the life of a person; containing ...
6219 biography BIOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr.life, and to write.]The history of the life and character of a particular ...
6220 biotina BIOTINA, n. [from Biot, a French naturalist.]A newly discovered Vesuvian mineral, whose primitive ...
6221 biparous BIP'AROUS, a. [L. bis,twice, and pario, to bear.]Bringing forth two at a birth.
6222 bipartible BIPART'IBLE
6223 bipartient BIPAR'TIENT, [L. bis, twice,and partio, partiens, to divide.] Dividing into two parts.
6224 bipartile BIP'ARTILE , a. [L. bis,twice, and partio, to divide.]That may be divided in two parts.
6225 bipartite BIP'ARTITE, a. [L. bis, twice,and partitus, divided.] 1. Having two correspondent parts, as a ...
6226 bipartition BIPARTI'TION, n. The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts.
6227 biped BI'PED, n. [L. bipes, of bis,twice, and pes, pedis, a foot.]An animal having two feet, as man.
6228 bipedal BIP'EDAL, a. Having two feet, or the length of two feet.
6229 bipennate BIPEN'NATE,a. [L. bis, and penna, a wing or feather.] Having two wings.1. In botany, having ...
6230 bipennatifid BIPEN'NATIFID, a. [L. bis, twice, pinna, a wing or feather, and findo, to ...
6231 bipetalous BIPET'ALOUS, a. [L. bis, twice, and Gr. a leaf.]Consisting of two flower leaves; having two petals.
6232 bipinnatifid BIPIN'NATIFID
6233 biquadrate BIQUAD'RATE, n. [L. bis, twice, and quadratus, squared.]In mathematics the fourth power, arising ...
6234 biquadratic BIQUADRAT'IC, n. The same as biquadrate.BIQUADRAT'IC, a. Pertaining to the biquadratic or fourth ...
6235 biquintile BIQUIN'TILE, n. [L. bis, twice, and quintus, fifth.]An aspect of the planets, when they are ...
6236 biradiate BIRA'DIATE
6237 biradiated BIRA'DIATED, a. [L. bis, twice, and radiatus, set with rays.]Having two rays; as a biradiate fin.
6238 birch BIRCH, n. burch. A genus of trees, the Betula, of which there are several species; as the white or ...
6239 birchen BIRCH'EN, a. Made of birch; consisting of birch.
6241 bird-cage BIRD'-CAGE, n. [bird and cage.] A box or case with wires, small sticks, or wicker, forming open ...
6242 bird-catcher BIRD'-CATCHER, n. [bird and catch.] One whose employment is to catch birds; a fowler.
6243 bird-catching BIRD'-CATCHING, n. [bird and catch.] The art of taking birds or wild fowls, either for food, for ...
6244 bird-eye BIRD'-EYE
6245 bird-lime BIRD'-LIME, n. [bird and lime.] A viscous substance,usually made of the juice of holly-bark, ...
6240 bird BIRD, n. burd.1. Properly, a chicken, the young of fowls, and hence a small fowl.2. In modern ...
6246 birdbolt BIRD'BOLT, n. [bird and bolt.] An arrow, broad at the end, for shooting birds.
6247 birder BIRD'ER, n. A bird-catcher.
6248 birdeyed BIRD'EYED, a. Of quick sight.
6249 birding-piece BIRD'ING-PIECE, n. [bird and piece.] A fowling-piece.
6250 birds-eye BIRD'S-EYE, a. [bird and eye.] Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; as a bird-eye landscape.
6251 birdseye BIRDS'EYE, n. [bird and eye.] A genus of plants, called also pheasant's eye, known in botany by ...
6253 birdsfoot-trefoil BIRDSFOOT-TREFOIL, n. A genus of plants,the Lotus, of several species.
6252 birdsfoot BIRDS'FOOT, n. [bird and foot.] A plant, the Ornithopus, whose legumen is articulated, ...
6254 birdsnest BIRDS'NEST, n. [bird and nest.] The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.1. A ...
6255 birdstares BIRDSTARES and BIRDSTONGUE; names of plants.
6256 bireme BI'REME, n. [L. biremis, bis and remus, and oar.]A vessel with two banks or tiers of oars.
6257 birgander BIRG'ANDER, n. The name of a wild goose.
6258 birhomboidal BIRHOMBOID'AL, a. [bis and rhomboid.]Having a surface composed of twelve rhombic faces, which, ...
6259 birken BIRK'EN, v.t. [from birch.] To beat with a burch or rod.
6260 birostrate BIROS'TRATE
6261 birostrated BIROS'TRATED, a. [L. bis, twice, and rostrum, a beak.]Having a double beak, or process resembling ...
6262 birt BIRT, n. burt. A fish, called also turbot.
6263 birth BIRTH, n. berth. [L. partus, the participle of pario, to bear.]1. The act of coming into life, or ...
6264 birthday BIRTH'DAY, n. [birth and day.] The day in which any person is born.1. The same day of the month, ...
6265 birthdom BIRTH'DOM, n. [birth and dom.] Privilege of birth. [Not used.]
6266 birthing BIRTH'ING, n. Any thing added to raise the sides of a ship.
6267 birthnight BIRTH'NIGHT, n. [birth and night.] The night in which a person is born; and the anniversary of ...
6268 birthplace BIRTH'PLACE, n. [birth and place.] The town, city or country, where a person is born; more ...
6269 birthright BIRTH'RIGHT, n. [birth and right.] Any right or privilege, to which a person is entitled by ...
6270 birthwort BIRTH'WORT, n. [birth and wort.] A genus of plants, Aristolochia, of many species. Of these are ...
6271 bisa BISA
6272 biscotin BIS'COTIN, n. A confection, made of flour, sugar, marmalade and eggs.
6273 biscuit BIS'CUIT, n. bis'kit. [L. bis, twice,and cuit, baked.]1. A kind of bread, formed into cakes, and ...
6274 bisdiapason DISDIAPASON, BISDIAPASON, n. [See Diapason.] In music, a compound concord in the quadruple ratio of ...
6275 bisect BISECT', v.t. [L. bis, twice, and seco, sectum, to cut. See Section.]To cut or divide into two ...
6276 bisected BISECT'ED, pp. Divided into two equal parts.
6277 bisecting BISECT'ING, ppr. Dividing into two equal parts.
6278 bisection BISEC'TION, n. The act of cutting into two equal parts; the division of any line or quantity into ...
6279 bisegment BISEG'MENT, n. [bis and segment.] One of the parts of a line, divided into two equal parts.
6280 bisexous BISEX'OUS, a. Consisting of both sexes.
6281 bishop BISH'OP, n. [L. episcopus; Gr. of, over, and inspector, or visitor; to view, or inspect; whence, to ...
6282 bishoplike BISH'OPLIKE, a. Resembling a bishop; belonging to a bishop.
6283 bishopric BISH'OPRIC,n. [bishop and ric, jurisdiction.] 1. A diocese; the district over which the ...
6284 bishopsweed BISH'OPSWEED, n. [bishop and used.] A genus of plants, with the generic name Ammi.
6285 bishopswort BISH'OPSWORT, n. A plant.
6286 bisk BISK, n. Soup or broth, made by boiling several sorts of flesh together.
6287 bisket BISK'ET, a biscuit. This orthography is adopted by many respectable writers.
6288 bismuth BIS'MUTH, n. s as z. A metal of a yellowish or reddish white color, and a lamellar texture. It is ...
6289 bismuthal BIS'MUTHAL, a. Consisting of bismuth, or containing it.
6290 bismuthic BIS'MUTHIC, a. Pertaining to bismuth; as bismuthic acid.
6291 bison BIS'ON, n. [L. A quadruped of the bovine genus, usually but improperly called the buffalo. The ...
6292 bissextile BISSEX'TILE, n. [L.bissextilis, leap year, from bissextus, [bis and sextus] the sixth of the ...
6293 bisson BIS'SON, a. Blind. [Not used.]
6294 bister BIS'TER, n. Among painters, the burnt oil extracted from the soot of wood; a brown pigment. To ...
6295 bistort BIS'TORT, n. [L. bistorta, bis and tortus, twisted.]A plant, a species of polygonum, or ...
6296 bistoury BIS'TOURY, n. bis'tury. A surgical instrument for making incisions. It is either straight and ...
6297 bisulcous BISULC'OUS, a. [L. bisulcus, of bis and sulcus, a furrow.]Cloven footed, as swine or oxen.
6298 bisulphuret BISUL'PHURET, n. [bis and sulphuret.] In chimistry, a sulphuret, with a double proportion of ...
6299 bit BIT, n. The iron part of a bridle which is inserted in the mouth of a horse,and its appendages, to ...
6300 bitch BITCH, n.1. The female of the canine kind, as of the dog,wolf,and fox.2. A name of reproach for a ...
6301 bite BITE, v.t. pret. bit; pp. bit, bitten.1. To break or crush with the teeth, as in eating; to pierce ...
6302 biter BI'TER, n. One who bites; that which bites; a fish apt to take bait.1. One who cheats or ...
6303 biternate BITERN'ATE, a. [L. bis and ternus, three.] In botany, doubly ternate, as when a petiole has three ...
6304 biting BI'TING, ppr. Seizing, wounding, or crushing with the teeth; pinching,paining, causing to smart ...
6305 bitingly BI'TINGLY, adv. In a sarcastic or jeering manner.
6306 bitless BIT'LESS, a. Not having a bit or bridle.
6307 bitmouth BIT'MOUTH, n. [bit and mouth.] The bit, or that part of a bridle which is put in a horse's mouth.
6308 bittacle BIT'TACLE, n. The box for the compasses and lights on board a ship. [See Binnacle.]
6309 bitten BIT'TEN, pp. of bite. bit'tn. Seized or wounded by the teeth; cheated.
6311 bitter-gourd BIT'TER-GOURD, n. [bitter and gourd.] A plant, a species of Cucumis, called Colocynthis, ...
6312 bitter-salt BIT'TER-SALT, n. Epsom salt.
6313 bitter-spar BIT'TER-SPAR, n. Rhombspar, a mineral that crystallizes in rhomboids. It is the crystallized ...
6314 bitter-sweet BIT'TER-SWEET, n. [bitter and sweet.] A species of Solanum, a slender climbing plant, whose ...
6315 bitter-wort BIT'TER-WORT, n. [bitter and wort.] The plant called gentian, Gentiana, which has a remarkable ...
6310 bitter BIT'TER, a.1. Sharp, or biting to the taste; acrid; like wormwood.2. Sharp; cruel; severe; as ...
6316 bitterish BIT'TERISH, a. Somewhat bitter; bitter in a moderate degree.
6317 bitterishness BIT'TERISHNESS, n. The quality of being moderately bitter.
6318 bitterly BIT'TERLY, adv. With a bitter taste.1. In a severe manner; in a manner expressing poignant grief; ...
6319 bittern BIT'TERN, n. A fowl of the grallic order, the Ardea stellaris, a native of Europe. This fowl has ...
6320 bitterness BIT'TERNESS, n. [from bitter.] A bitter taste; or rather a quality in things which excites a ...
6321 bitters BIT'TERS, n. A liquor in which bitter herbs or roots are steeped; generally a spirituous liquor, ...
6322 bittervetch BIT'TERVETCH, n. [bitter and vetch.] A species of Ervum, or lentil, cultivated for fodder.1. A ...
6323 bittour BIT'TOUR, or BIT'TOR, n. The bittern.
6324 bitts BITTS, n. plu. [from the same root as bite.] A frame of two strong pieces of timber fixed ...
6325 bitume BITU'ME, n. Bitumen, so written for the sake of the rhyme.
6326 bitumen BIT'UMEN
6327 bituminate BITU'MINATE, v.t. To impregnate with bitumen.
6328 bituminated BITU'MINATED, a. Impregnated with bitumen.
6329 bituminiferous BITUMINIF'EROUS, a. [bitumen and fero, to produce.]Producing bitumen.
6330 bituminize BITU'MINIZE, v.t. To form into, or impregnate with bitumen.
6331 bituminous BITU'MINOUS, a. Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing ...
6332 bivalve BI'VALVE, n. [L. bis, twice, and valve. L. valva]An animal having two valves, or a shell consisting ...
6333 bivalvous BIVALV'OUS, a. Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and the seed cases ...
6334 bivalvular BIVALV'ULAR
6335 bivaulted BIVAULT'ED, a. [L. bis, twice,and vault.] Having two vaults or arches.
6336 biventral BIVENT'RAL, a. [L. bis and venter, belly.] Having two bellies; as a biventral muscle.
6337 bivious BIV'IOUS, a. [L. bivius; bis and via, way.] Having two ways, or leading two ways.
6338 bivouac BIVOUAC, n. [L. vigilo.] The guard or watch of a whole army, as in cases of great danger of ...
6339 bixwort BIX'WORT, n. A plant.
6340 biza BIZA, n. A coin of Pegu, of the value of half a ducat; also, a weight.
6341 blaast BLA'AST, n. [Eng. blaze, which is primarily a blowing or swelling.]1. A gust or puff of wind; or ...
6342 blab BLAB, v.t.1. To utter or tell in a thoughtless manner; to publish secrets or trifles without ...
6343 blabber BLAB'BER, n. A tattler; a tell-tale.
6344 blabbing BLAB'BING, ppr. Telling indiscreetly what ought to be concealed; tattling.
6346 black-bird BLACK'-BIRD, n. [black and bird.] In England, the merula, a species of turdus, a singing bird with ...
6347 black-browed BLACK'-BROWED, a. [black and brow.] Having black eye-brows; gloomy; dismal; threatening; as a ...
6348 black-bryony BLACK-BRY'ONY, n. [black and bryony.] A plant, the Tamus.
6349 black-cap BLACK-CAP, n. [black and cap.] A bird, the Motacilla atricapilla, or mock-nightingale; so called ...
6350 black-chalk BLACK-CHALK, n. A mineral of a bluish black color, of a slaty texture, and soiling the fingers ...
6351 black-faced BLACK'-FACED, a. Having a black face.
6352 black-forest BLACK-FOREST, n. [black and forest.] A forest in Germany, in Swabia; a part of the ancient ...
6353 black-friar BLACK-FRIAR, n. Black-friars is a name given to the Dominican Order, called also Predicants and ...
6354 black-lead BLACK'-LEAD, n. A mineral of a dark steel-gray color, and of a scaly texture, composed of carbon, ...
6345 black BLACK, a. 1. Of the color of night; destitute of light; dark.2. Darkened by clouds; as the ...
6355 blacked BLACK'ED, pp. Made black; soiled.
6356 blacken BLACK'EN, v.t.1. To make black.The importation of slaves that has blackened half America.2. To ...
6357 blackener BLACK'ENER, n. He that blackens.
6358 blacking BLACK'ING, ppr. Making black.BLACK'ING, n. A substance used for blacking shoes, variously made; ...
6359 blackish BLACK'ISH, a. Somewhat black; moderately black or dark.
6360 blackly BLACK'LY, adv. Darkly; atrociously.
6361 blackness BLACK'NESS, n. The quality of being black; black color; darkness; atrociousness or enormity in ...
6362 blacksea BLACK'SEA, n. [black and sea.] The Euxine Sea, on the eastern border of Europe.
6363 blacksmith BLACK'SMITH, n. [black and smith.] A smith who works in iron, and makes iron utensils; more ...
6365 bladder-nut BLAD'DER-NUT, n. [bladder and nut.] A genus of plants, with the generic name of Staphyloea. They ...
6366 bladder-senna BLAD'DER-SENNA, or bastard-senna, a genus of plants, called in botany Colutea.The jointed-podded ...
6364 bladder BLAD'DER, n.[Eng.a blade; L.latus.]1. A thin membranous bag in animals, which serves as the ...
6367 bladdered BLAD'DERED, a. Swelled like a bladder.
6368 bladdery BLAD'DERY, a. Resembling a bladder; containing bladders.
6370 blade-bone BLA'DE-BONE, n. The scapula, or upper bone in the shoulder.
6371 blade-smith BLA'DE-SMITH, n. A sword cutler.
6369 blade BLADE, n. [Gr.broad.]1. The stalk or spire of a plant,particularly of grass and corn; but ...
6372 bladed BLA'DED, pp. Having a blade or blades. It may be used of blade in the sense of a leaf, a spire, ...
6373 blain BLAIN, n. A pustule; a botch; a blister. In farriery, a bladder growing on the root of the ...
6374 blamable BLA'MABLE, a. [See Blame.] Faulty; culpable; reprehensible; deserving of censure.
6375 blamableness BLA'MABLENESS, n. Culpableness; fault; the state of being worthy of censure.
6376 blamably BLA'MABLY, adv. Culpably; in a manner deserving of censure.
6377 blame BLAME, v.t. [The Greeks have the root of this word, to blaspheme.]1. To censure; to express ...
6378 blamed BLA'MED, pp. Censured; disapproved.
6379 blameful BLA'MEFUL, a. Faulty; meriting blame; reprehensible.
6380 blameless BLA'MELESS, a. Without fault; innocent; guiltless; not meriting censure.A bishop then must be ...
6381 blamelessly BLA'MELESSLY, adv. Innocently; without fault or crime.
6382 blamelessness BLA'MELESSNESS,n. Innocence; a state of being not worthy of censure.
6383 blamer BLA'MER, n. One who blames, finds fault or censures.
6384 blameworthiness BLA'MEWORTHINESS, n. The quality of deserving censure.
6385 blameworthy BLA'MEWORTHY, a. [blame and worthy.] Deserving blame; censurable; culpable; reprehensible.
6386 blaming BLA'MING, ppr. Censuring; finding fault.
6387 blanc-manger BLANC-MANGER, pron. blomonge. In cookery, a preparation of dissolved isinglass, milk, sugar, ...
6388 blancard BLANC'ARD, n. A kind of linen cloth, manufactured in Normandy, so called because the thread is ...
6389 blanch BL'ANCH, v.t. 1. To whiten; to take out the color, and make white; to obliterate.2. To slur; to ...
6390 blanched BL'ANCHED, pp. Whitened.
6391 blancher BL'ANCHER, n. One who whitens; also, one who anneals, and cleanses money.
6392 blanchimeter BLANCHIM'ETER, n. [blanch, and Gr. measure.]An instrument for measuring the bleaching power of ...
6393 blanching BL'ANCHING, ppr. Whitening. In coinage, the operation of giving brightness to pieces of silver,by ...
6394 bland BLAND, a. [L. blandus.] Mild; soft; gentle; as bland words; bland zephyrs.
6395 blandiloquence BLANDIL'OQUENCE, n. [L. blandus, mild, and loquor, to speak.]Fair, mild, flattering speech.
6396 blandish BLAND'ISH, v.t. [L. blandior; Old Eng. blandise.]To soften; to caress; to flatter by kind words or ...
6397 blandisher BLAND'ISHER, n. One that flatters with soft words.
6398 blandishing BLAND'ISHING, , ppr. Soothing or flattering with fair words.
6399 blandishment BLAND'ISHMENT, n. Soft words;kind speeches; caresses; expression of kindness; words or actions ...
6400 blank BLANK, a.1. Void; empty; consequently white; as a blank paper.2. White or pale; as the blank ...
6401 blanked BLANK'ED, pp. Confused; dispirited.
6402 blanket BLANK'ET, n.1. A cover for a bed, made of coarse wool loosely woven, and used for securing against ...
6403 blanketing BLANK'ETING, ppr. Tossing in a blanket.BLANK'ETING, n. The punishment of tossing in a blanket.1. ...
6404 blankly BLANK'LY, adv. In a blank manner; with paleness or confusion.
6405 blare BLARE, v.i. [L. ploro, to dry out, to bawl, to weep.]1. To roar; to bellow. [Little used.]2. To ...
6406 blaspheme BLASPHE'ME, v.t. [Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; L. ...
6407 blasphemer BLASPHE'MER, n. One who blasphemes; one who speaks of God in impious and irreverent terms. 1 ...
6408 blaspheming BLASPHE'MING, ppr. Uttering impious or reproachful words concerning God.
6409 blasphemous BLAS'PHEMOUS, a. Containing blasphemy; calumnious; impiously irreverent or reproachful towards ...
6410 blasphemously BLAS'PHEMOUSLY, adv. Impiously; with impious irreverence to God.
6411 blasphemy BLAS'PHEMY, n. An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or ...
6412 blast BL'AST, v.t. [Literally, to strike.] To make to wither by some pernicious influence, as too much ...
6413 blasted BL'ASTED, pp. Affected by some cause that checks growth, injures, impairs, destroys, or renders ...
6414 blaster BL'ASTER, n. He or that which blasts or destroys.
6415 blasting BL'ASTING, ppr. Affecting by a blast; preventing from coming to maturity; frustrating; splitting ...
6416 blastment BL'ASTMENT, n. Blast; sudden stroke of some destructive cause. [Superseded by blast and ...
6417 blatant BLA'TANT, a. [See Bleat.] Bellowing as a calf. [Not used.]
6418 blatter BLAT'TER, v.i. [from the root of bleat.]To make a senseless noise.
6419 blatterer BLAT'TERER, n. A noisy blustering boaster. [Not used.]
6420 blay BLAY, n. [See Bleak.] A small river fish, the bleak.
6421 blaze BLAZE, n. [Eng.to blush.]1. Flame; the stream of light and heat from any body when burning, ...
6422 blazed BLA'ZED, pp. Published far and wide.
6423 blazer BLA'ZER, n. One who publishes and spreads reports.
6425 blazing-star BLAZ'ING-STAR, n. A comet; a star that is accompanied with a coma or train of light.
6424 blazing BLA'ZING, ppr. Flaming; publishing far and wide.BLA'ZING, a. Emitting flame, or light; as a ...
6426 blazon BLA'ZON, v.t. bla'zn.1. To explain, in proper terms, the figures on ensigns armorial.2. To deck; ...
6427 blazoned BLA'ZONED, pp. Explained, deciphered in the manner of heralds; published abroad; displayed ...
6428 blazoner BLA'ZONER, n. One that blazons; a herald; an evil speaker, or propagator of scandal.
6429 blazoning BLA'ZONING, ppr. Explaining, describing as heralds; showing; publishing; blazing abroad; ...
6430 blazonry BLA'ZONRY, n. The art of describing coats of arms, in proper terms.
6431 blea BLEA, n. The part of a tree, which lies immediately under the bark.
6432 bleach BLEACH, v.t. [Eng. bleak.]To whiten; to make white or whiter; to take out color; applied to many ...
6433 bleached BLE'ACHED, pp. Whitened; made white.
6434 bleacher BLE'ACHER, n. One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten cloth.
6435 bleachery BLE'ACHERY, n. A place for bleaching; as a wax bleachery.
6436 bleaching BLE'ACHING, ppr. Whitening; making white; becoming white.BLE'ACHING, n. The act or art of ...
6437 bleak BLEAK, a. 1. Pale. [But not often used in this sense, in America, as far as my observations ...
6438 bleakish BLEAKISH, a. Moderately bleak.
6439 bleakness BLE'AKNESS, n. Openness of situation;exposure to the wind; hence coldness.
6440 bleaky BLE'AKY a. Bleak; open unsheltered; cold; chill.
6442 blear-eyed BLE'AR-EYED, a. Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim-sighted.
6441 blear BLEAR, a. Sore, with a watery rheum; applied only to the eyes; as the blear-eyed owl.BLEAR, v.t. ...
6443 blearedness BLE'AREDNESS, n. The state of being bleared, or dimmed with rheum.
6444 bleat BLEAT, v.i. [L. blatero; plaudo.] To make the noise of a sheep; to cry as a sheep.BLEAT, n. The ...
6445 bleating BLE'ATING, ppr. or a. Crying as a sheep.BLE'ATING, n. The cry of a sheep.
6446 bleb BLEB, n. [This word belongs to the root of blab, blubber.]A little tumor, vesicle or ...
6447 blebby BLEBBY, a. Full of blebs.
6448 bled BLED, pret. and pp. of bleed.
6449 bleed BLEED, v.i. pret. and pp. bled.1. To lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm ...
6450 bleeding BLEE'DING, ppr. Losing blood;letting blood; losing sap or juice.BLEE'DING, n. a running or issuing ...
6451 bleit BLEIT, a. Bashful; used in Scotland and the northern counties of England.
6452 blemish BLEM'ISH, v.t.1. Too mark with any deformity; to injure or impair any thing which is well formed, ...
6453 blemished BLEM'ISHED, pp. Injured or marred by any mark of deformity; tarnished; soiled.
6454 blemishing BLEM'ISHING, ppr. Marking with deformity; tarnishing.
6455 blemishless BLEM'ISHLESS, a. Without blemish; spotless.
6456 blemishment BLEM'ISHMENT, n. Disgrace. [Little used.]
6457 blench BLENCH, v.i. [This evidently is the blanch of Bacon [see Blanch.] and perhaps the modern ...
6458 blencher BLENCH'ER, n. That which frustrates.
6459 blend BLEND, n.An ore of zink, called also mock-lead, false galena and black jack. Its color is mostly ...
6460 blended BLEND'ED, pp. Mixed; confounded by mixture.
6461 blender BLEND'ER, n. One that mingles or confounds.
6462 blending BLEND'ING, ppr. Mingling together; confounding by mixture.
6463 blendous BLEND'OUS, a. Pertaining to blend.
6464 blenny BLEN'NY, n. A genus of fishes, of the order of Jugulars, in Ichthyology called Blennius. There ...
6465 blent BLENT, the obsolete participle of blend.
6466 bless BLESS, v.t. pret. and ppr. blessed or blest.1. To pronounce a wish of happiness to one; to ...
6467 blessed BLESS'ED, pp. Made happy or prosperous; extolled; pronounced happy.BLESS'ED, a. Happy; prosperous ...
6468 blessedly BLESS'EDLY, adv. Happily; in a fortunate manner.
6469 blessedness BLESS'EDNESS, n. Happiness; felicity; heavenly joys; the favor of God.1. Sanctity.
6470 blesser BLESS'ER, n. One that blesses or prospers; one who bestows a blessing.
6471 blessing BLESS'ING, ppr. Making happy; wishing happiness to; praising or extolling; consecrating by ...
6472 blest BLEST, pp. of bless.BLEST, a. Made happy.1. Making happy; cheering.While these blest sounds my ...
6473 bletonism BLE'TONISM, n. The faculty of perceiving and indicating subterraneous springs and currents by ...
6474 bletonist BLE'TONIST, n. One who possesses the faculty of perceiving subterraneous springs by sensation.
6475 blew BLEW, pret. of blow.
6476 bleyme BLEYME, n. An inflammation in the foot of a horse, between the sole and the bone.
6477 blicea BLICE'A, n. A small fish caught in the German seas,somewhat resembling the English sprat.
6478 blight BLIGHT, n.1. A disease incident to plants, affecting them variously. sometimes the whole plant ...
6479 blin BLIN, v.t. To stop or cease.
6480 blind BLIND, a. 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect, or by deprivation;not ...
6481 blinded BLINDED, pp. Deprived of sight; deprived of intellectual discernment; made dark or obscure.
6482 blindfold BLINDFOLD, a. [blind and fold.] Having the eyes covered; having the mental eye ...
6483 blindfolded BLINDFOLDED, pp. Having the eyes covered; hindered from seeing.
6484 blindfolding BLINDFOLDING, ppr. Covering the eyes;hindering from seeing.
6485 blinding BLINDING, ppr. Depriving of sight,or of understanding; obscuring.
6486 blindly BLINDLY, adv. Without sight, or understanding.1. Without discerning the reason; implicitly; ...
6487 blindness BLINDNESS, n. Want of bodily sight; want of intellectual discernment; ignorance.
6488 blindnettle BLINDNETTLE, n. A plant.
6489 blinds BLINDS, n. In the military art, a defense made of osiers or branches interwoven, and laid across ...
6490 blindside BLINDSIDE, n. [blind and side.] The side which is most easily assailed; or the side on which the ...
6491 blindworm BLINDWORM, n. [blind and worm.] A small reptile, called also slow worm, a species of Anguis, about ...
6492 blink BLINK, v.i. 1. To wink; to twinkle with the eye.2. To see obscurely. Johnson. Is it not to see ...
6493 blinkard BLINK'ARD, n. [blink and ard,kind.] A person who blinks or has bad eyes; that which twinkles, or ...
6494 blinking BLINK'ING, ppr. Winking; twinkling.
6495 bliss BLISS, n. The highest degree of happiness; blessedness; felicity; used of felicity in general, when ...
6496 blissful BLISS'FUL, a. Full ofjoy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.
6497 blissfully BLISS''FULLY, adv. In a blissful manner.
6498 blissfulness BLISS'FULNESS, n. Exalted happiness; felicity; fullness ofjoy.
6499 blissless BLISS'LESS, a. Destitute of bliss.
6500 blissom BLIS'SOM, v.i. To be lustful; to caterwaul. [Little used.]
6501 blister BLIS'TER, n. 1. A pustule; a thin bladder on the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether ...
6502 blistered BLIS'TERED, pp. Having blisters or tumors.
6503 blistering BLIS'TERING, ppr. Raising a blister; applying a blistering plaster, or vesicatory.
6504 blite BLITE, n. [L. blitum.] A genus of plants, called strawberry spinach.1. A species of amaranth, or ...
6505 blithe BLITHE, a. [L. loetus; Eng. glad. See Bliss and glad.]Gay; merry; joyous; sprightly; mirthful.For ...
6506 blitheful BLI'THEFUL, a. Gay; full of gayeta.
6507 blithely BLI'THELY, adv. In a gay, joyful manner.
6508 blitheness BLI'THENESS, n. Gayety; sprightliness; the quality of being blithe.
6509 blithesome BLI'THESOME, a. Gay; merry; cheerful.
6510 blithesomeness BLI'THESOMENESS, n. The quality of being blithesome; gayety.
6511 bloat BLOAT, v.t.[This word may be allied to bladder, from the sense of inflating, swelling.]1. To swell ...
6512 bloated BLOATED, pp. Swelled; grown turgid; inflated.
6513 bloatedness BLOATEDNESS, n. A turgid state;turgidness; dilation from inflation, debility, or any morbid cause.
6514 bloating BLOATING, ppr. Swelling; inflating.
6515 blobberlipped BLOB'BERLIPPED, a. Having thick lips.
6516 blobberllip BLOB'BERLLIP, n. [blobber and lip.] A thick lip.
6517 blober BLO'BER, n. A bubble; pronounced by the common people in America, blubber, It is a legitimate ...
6519 block-tin BLOCK'-TIN, n. [block and tin.] Tin which is pure, unmixed, and unwrought.
6518 block BLOCK, n.1. A heavy piece of timber or wood, usually with one plain surface;or it is rectangular, ...
6520 blockade BLOCKA'DE, n. The siege of a place,formed by surrounding it with hostile troops or ships, or by ...
6521 blockaded BLOCKA'DED, pp. Shut up or inclosed by an enemy.
6522 blockading BLOCKA'DING, ppr. Besieging by a blockade.
6523 blockhead BLOCK'HEAD, n. [block and head.] A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.
6524 blockheaded BLOCK'HEADED, a. Stupid; dull.
6525 blockheadly BLOCK'HEADLY, a. Like a blockhead.
6526 blockhouse BLOCK'HOUSE, n. [block and house.] A house or fortress, erected to block up a pass, and defend ...
6527 blockish BLOCK'ISH, a. Stupid; dull; deficient in understanding.
6528 blockishly BLOCK'ISHLY, adv. In a stupid manner.
6529 blockishness BLOCK'ISHNESS, n. Stupidity; dullness.
6530 blocklike BLOCK'LIKE, a. Like a block; stupid.
6531 blomary BLO'MARY, n. [See Bloom, a mass if iron.] The first forge through which iron passes, after it is ...
6532 blonket BLONK'ET, a. Gray. [Not used.]
6534 blood-bespotted BLOOD-BESPOT'TED, a. Spotted with blood.
6535 blood-boltered BLOOD-BOLTERED, a. [blood and bolter.] Sprinkled with blood. [Not used.]
6536 blood-consuming BLOOD-CONSU'MING, a. Wasting the blood.
6537 blood-frozen BLOOD-FROZEN, a. Having the blood chilled.
6538 blood-hot BLOOD-HOT, a. [blood and hot.] As warm as blood in its natural temperature.
6539 blood-hound BLOOD-HOUND, n. [blood and hound.] A species of canis or dog, with long, smooth and pendulous ...
6540 blood-let BLOOD-LET, v.t. To bleed; to let blood.
6541 blood-letter BLOOD'-LETTER, n. One who lets blood, as in diseases; a phlebotomist.
6542 blood-root BLOOD'-ROOT, n. A plant so named from its color;a species of sanguinaria, called also puccoon, ...
6543 blood-sucker BLOOD'-SUCKER, n. [blood and suck.] Any animal that sucks blood, as a leech, a fly, &c. A cruel ...
6544 blood-thirsty BLOOD'-THIRSTY, a. [blood and thirst.] Desirous to shed blood; murderous.
6545 blood-vessel BLOOD'-VESSEL, n. [blood and vessel.] Any vessel in which blood circulates in an animal body; an ...
6533 blood BLOOD, n.1. The fluid which circulates through the arteries and veins of the human body, and of ...
6546 blooded BLOOD'ED, pp. Bled; stained with blood; inured to blood.
6547 bloodguiltiness BLOOD'GUILTINESS, n. [blood and guilt.] The guilt or crime of shedding blood. Ps.51.
6548 bloodily BLOOD'ILY, adv. In a bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed blood.
6549 bloodiness BLOOD'INESS, n. The state of being bloody; disposition to shed blood.
6550 blooding BLOOD'ING, ppr. Letting blood; staining with blood; inuring to blood, as a hound.
6551 bloodless BLOOD'LESS, a. Without blood; dead.1. Without shedding of blood or slaughter; as a bloodless ...
6552 bloodletting BLOOD'LETTING, n. [blood and let.] The act of letting blood, or bleeding by opening a vein.
6553 bloodpudding BLOOD'PUDDING, n. [blood and pudding.] A pudding made with blood and other materials.
6554 bloodshed BLOOD'SHED, n. [blood and shed.] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; waste of life; the ...
6555 bloodshedder BLOOD'SHEDDER, n. One who sheds blood; a murderer.
6556 bloodshedding BLOOD'SHEDDING, n. The shedding of blood; the crime of shedding blood.
6557 bloodshot BLOOD'SHOT, a. [blood and shoot.] Red and inflamed by a turgid state of the blood vessels, as in ...
6558 bloodsnake BLOOD'SNAKE, n. A species of snake, the haemorrhus.
6559 bloodstone BLOOD'STONE, n. [blood and stone.] A stone, imagined, if worn as an amulet, to be a good ...
6561 bloody-eyed BLOOD'Y-EYED, a. Having bloody or cruel eyes.
6562 bloody-faced BLOOD'Y-FACED, a. Having a bloody face or appearance.
6563 bloody-flux BLOOD'Y-FLUX, n. [blood and flux.] The dysentery, a disease in which the discharges from the ...
6564 bloody-hand BLOOD'Y-HAND, n. [blood and hand.] A hand stained with the blood of a deer,which,in the old forest ...
6565 bloody-hunting BLOOD'Y-HUNTING, a. Hunting for blood.
6566 bloody-minded BLOOD'Y-MINDED, a. [blood and mind.] Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; barbarous; inclined to ...
6567 bloody-red BLOOD'Y-RED, a. Having the color blood.
6568 bloody-sceptered BLOODY-SCEP'TERED, a. Having a scepter obtained by blood or slaughter.
6569 bloody-sweat BLOOD'Y-SWEAT, n. [blood and sweat.] A sweat, accompanied by a discharge of blood; also a disease, ...
6560 bloody BLOOD'Y, a. Stained with blood.1. Cruel; murderous; given to the shedding of blood; or having a ...
6570 bloom BLOOM n. 1. Blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.While opening blooms diffuse their ...
6571 blooming BLOOM'ING, ppr. Opening in blossoms; flowering; thriving in the health, beauty, and vigor of youth; ...
6572 bloomingly BLOOM'INGLY, adv. In a blooming manner.
6573 bloomy BLOOM'Y, a. Full of bloom; flowery; flourishing with the vigor of youth; as a bloomy spray; bloomy ...
6574 blore BLORE, n. [This is a different orthography of blare, which see.]The act of blowing; a blast. [Not ...
6575 blossom BLOS'SOM, n. [Gr. a bud, probably from the same root.]1. The flower or corol of a plant; a ...
6576 blossoming BLOS'SOMING, ppr. Putting forth flowers; blowing.BLOS'SOMING, n. The blowing or flowering of ...
6577 blot BLOT, v.t. [L. litura,[whence lituro, oblitero.] without the prefix.]1. To spot with ink; to stain ...