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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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14114 dab DAB, v.t.1. To strike gently with the hand; to slap; to box.2. To strike gently with some soft or ...
14115 dabble DAB'BLE, v.t. [Heb. tabal, or from the root of dip. See dip.] Literally, to dip a little or ...
14116 dabbler DAB'BLER, n.1. One who plays in water or mud.2. One who dips slightly into any thing; one who ...
14117 dabbling DAB'BLING, ppr. Dipping superficially or often; playing in water, or in mud; meddling.
14118 dabchick DAB'CHICK, n. [dab or dip and chick.] A small water-fowl.
14119 dabster DABSTER, n. One who is skilled; one who is expert; a master of his business.
14120 dace DACE, n. A fish, the Cyprinus leuciscus; a small river fish, resembling the roach.
14121 dactyl DACTYL, n. [Gr. A finger; L. probably a shoot.] A poetical foot consisting of three syllables, ...
14122 dactylar DACTYLAR, a. Pertaining to a dactyl; reducing from three to two syllables.
14123 dactylet DACTYLET, n. A dactyl.
14124 dactylic DAC'TYLIC, a. Pertaining to or consisting of dactyls; as dactylic verses; a dactylic flute, a ...
14125 dactylist DAC'TYLIST, n. One who writes flowing verse.
14126 dactylology DACTYLOL'OGY, n. The act or the art of communicating ideas or thoughts by the fingers. Deaf and ...
14127 dad DAD
14128 daddle DAD'DLE, v.i. To walk with tottering, like a child or an old man.
14129 daddy DADDY, n. Father; a word used by infants, from whom it is taken. The first articulations of ...
14130 dade DADE, v.t. To hold up by leading strings.
14131 dado D'ADO, n. The plain part of a column between the base and the cornice; the die; a cubical base of ...
14132 daedal DAE'DAL, a. [Gr., an ingenious artist.] 1. Various; variegated.2. Skilful.
14133 daedalian DAEDALIAN, [See Dedalian]
14134 daff DAFF, or DAFFE, A stupid blockish fellow.DAFF, v.t. To daunt.DAFF, v.t. To toss aside; to put ...
14135 daffodil DAF'FODIL, n. A plant of the genus Narcissus, of several species. These have a bulbous root, and ...
14136 dag DAG, n. A dagger; a hand-gun; a pistol.DAG, n. Dew.DAG, n.1. a loose end, as of locks of wool; ...
14137 dagger DAG'GER, n. 1. A short sword; a poniard.2. In fencing schools, a blunt blade of iron with a ...
14138 daggers-drawing DAG'GERS-DRAWING, n. The act of drawing daggers; approach to open attack or to violence; a ...
14140 daggle-tail DAG'GLE-TAIL, a. Having the lower ends of garments defiled with mud.
14139 daggle DAG'GLE, v.t. To trail in mud or wet grass; to befoul; to dirty, as the lower end of a ...
14141 daggled DAG'GLED, pp. Dipped or trailed in mud or foul water; befouled.
14142 daggling DAG'GLING, ppr. Drawing along in mud or foul water.
14143 daily DA'ILY, a. Happening or being every day; done day by day; bestowed or enjoyed every day; as daily ...
14144 daintily DA'INTILY, adv. 1. Nicely; elegantly; as a hat daintily made.2. Nicely; fastidiously; with nice ...
14145 daintiness DA'INTINESS, n. 1. Delicacy; softness; elegance; nicety; as the daintiness of the limbs.2. ...
14146 dainty DA'INTY, a. 1. Nice; pleasing to the palate; of exquisite taste; delicious; as dainty food.2. ...
14147 dairy DA'IRY, n. 1. Milk, and all that concerns it, on a farm; or the business of managing milk, and of ...
14148 dairyhouse DA'IRYHOUSE, or DAIRYROOM, n. A house or room appropriated to the management of milk.
14149 dairymaid DA'IRYMAID, n. A female servant whose business is to manage milk.
14150 daisied DA'ISIED, a. Full of daisies; adorned with daisies.
14151 daisy DA'ISY, n. A plant of the genus Bellis, of several varieties. The blue daisy belongs to the genus ...
14152 daker-hen DA'KER-HEN, n. A fowl of the gallinaceous kind, somewhat like a patridge or quail. The corn-crake ...
14153 dakir DA'KIR, n. In English statutes, ten hides, or the twentieth part of a last of hides.
14154 dale DALE, n. A low place between hills; a vale or valley.
14155 dalliance DAL'LIANCE, n. 1. Literally, delay; a lingering; appropriately, acts of fondness; interchange of ...
14156 dallier DAL'LIER, n. One who fondles; a trifler; as a dallier with pleasant words.
14157 dalling DAL'LING, ppr. Delaying; procrastinating; trifling; wasting time in idle amusement; toying; ...
14158 dally DAL'LY, v.i.1. Literally, to delay; to linger; to wait. Hence.2. To trifle; to lose time in ...
14159 dam DAM, n.1. A female parent; used of beasts, particularly of quadrupeds.2. A human mother, in ...
14161 damage-feasant DAMAGE-FEASANT, a. Doing injury; trespassing, as cattle.
14160 damage DAM'AGE, n.[This word seems to be allied to the Greek, a fine or mulet.]1. Any hurt, injury or ...
14162 damageable DAM'AGEABLE, a.1. That may be injured or impaired; susceptible of damage; as damageable goods.2. ...
14163 damaged DAM'AGED, pp. Hurt; impaired; injured.
14164 damaging DAM'AGING, ppr. Injuring; impairing.
14165 damascene DAM'ASCENE, n.1. A particular kind of plum, now pronounced damson, which see.2. It may be locally ...
14167 damask-plum DAM'ASK-PLUM, n. A small black plum.
14168 damask-rose DAM'ASK-ROSE, n. A species of rose which is red, and another which is white.
14166 damask DAM'ASK, n.1. A silk stuff, having some parts raised above the ground, representing flowers and ...
14169 damaskeened DAMASKEE'NED, pp. Carved into figures and inlaid with gold or silver wire.
14170 damaskeening DAMASKEE'NING, ppr. Engraving and adorning with gold or silver wire inlaid.DAMASKEE'NING, n. The ...
14171 damasken DAM'ASKEN or DAM'ASKEEN, v.t. To make incisions in iron, steel, &c., and fill them with gold or ...
14172 damaskin DAM'ASKIN, n. A saber, so called from the manufacture of Damascus.
14173 dame DAME, n. [Gr., to subdue] Literally, a mistress; hence, a lady; a title of honor to a woman. It ...
14174 dames-violet DAME'S-VIOLET or DAME-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Hesperis; called also queen's gilliflower, or ...
14175 damianists DA'MIANISTS, in church history, a sect who denied any distinction in the Godhead; believing in one ...
14176 damn DAMN, v.t.1. To sentence to eternal torments in a future state; to punish in hell.2. To condemn; ...
14177 damnable DAM'NABLE, a. 1. That may be damned or condemned; deserving damnation; worthy of eternal ...
14178 damnableness DAM'NABLENESS, n. The state or quality of deserving damnation.
14179 damnably DAM'NABLY, adv. 1. In a manner to incur eternal punishment, or so as to exclude mercy.2. In a low ...
14180 damnation DAMNA'TION, n. 1. Sentence or condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state; or the ...
14181 damnatory DAM'NATORY, a. Containing a sentence of condemnation.
14182 damned DAM'NED, pp.1. Sentenced to everlasting punishment in a future state; condemned.2. a. Hateful; ...
14183 damnific DAMNIF'IC, a. Procuring loss; mischievous.
14184 damnified DAM'NIFIED, pp. Injured; endamaged.
14185 damnify DAM'NIFY, v.t.1. To cause loss or damage to; to hurt in estate or interest; to injure; to ...
14186 damnifying DAM'NIFYING, ppr. Hurting; injuring; impairing.
14187 damning DAM'NING, ppr.1. Dooming to endless punishment; condemning.2. a. That condemns or exposes to ...
14188 damningness DAM'NINGNESS, n. Tendency to bring damnation.
14189 damp DAMP, a.1. Moist; humid; being in a state between dry and wet; as a damp cloth; damp air; ...
14190 damped DAMP'ED, pp. Chilled; depressed; abated; weakened; checked; discouraged.
14191 damper DAMP'ER, n. 1. That which damps or checks; a valve or sliding plate in a furnace to stop or lessen ...
14192 damping DAMP'ING, ppr. Chilling; deadening; dejecting; abating; checking; weakening.
14193 dampish DAMP'ISH, a. Moderately damp, or moist.
14194 dampishness DAMP'ISHNESS, n. A moderate degree of dampness, or moistness; slight humidity.
14195 dampness DAMP'NESS, n. Moisture; fogginess; moistness; moderate humidity; as the dampness of the air, of ...
14196 damps DAMPS, n. [See Damp]
14197 dampy DAMP'Y, a. Dejected; gloomy.
14198 damsel DAM'SEL, n. A young woman. Formerly, a young man or woman of noble or genteel extraction; as ...
14199 damson DAM'SON, n. The fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; a small black plum.
14200 dan DAN, n. A title of honor equivalent to master; used by Shakspeare, Prior, &c., but now obsolete.
14201 dance D'ANCE, v.i.1. Primarily, to leap or spring; hence, to leap or move with measured steps, regulated ...
14202 dancer D'ANCER, n. One who practices dancing, or is skilful in the performance.
14204 dancing-master D'ANCING-MASTER, n. One who teaches the art of dancing.
14205 dancing-school D'ANCING-SCHOOL, n. A school in which the art of dancing is taught.
14203 dancing D'ANCING, ppr. Leaping and stepping to the sound of the voice or of an instrument; moving in ...
14206 dandelion DAN'DELION, n. A well known plant of the genus Leontodon, having a naked stalk, with one large ...
14207 dandiprat DAN'DIPRAT, n. A fellow; an urchin; a word of fondness or contempt.
14208 dandled DAN'DLED, pp. Danced on the knee, or in the arms; fondled; amused by trifles or play.
14209 dandler DAN'DLER, n. One who dandles or fondles children.
14210 dandling DAN'DLING, ppr. Shaking and jolting on the knee; moving about in play or for amusement, as an ...
14211 dandruff DANDRUFF, n. A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small scales or particles.
14212 dandy DAN'DY, n. In modern usage, a male of the human species, who dresses himself like a doll and who ...
14213 dandyism DAN'DYISM, n. The manners and dress of a dandy.
14214 dane DANE, n. A native of Denmark.
14215 danegelt DA'NEGELT, n. In England, an annual tax formerly laid on the English nation, for maintaining ...
14216 danewort DA'NEWORT, n. A plant of the genus Sambucus; a species of elder, called dwarf-elder or wall-wort.
14217 danger DANGER, n. Peril; risk; hazard; exposure to injury, loss, pain or other evil.Our craft is in ...
14218 dangerless DANGERLESS, a. Free from danger; without risk.
14219 dangerous DANGEROUS, a. 1. Perilous; hazardous; exposing to loss; unsafe; full of risk; as a dangerous ...
14220 dangerousness DANGEROUSNESS, n. Danger; hazard; peril; a state of being exposed to evil; as the dangerousness of ...
14221 dangle DAN'GLE, v.i.1. To hang loose, flowing, shaking or waving; to hang and swing.He'd rather on a ...
14222 dangler DAN'GLER, n. One who dangles or hangs about.
14223 dangling DAN'GLING, ppr. Hanging loosely; busily or officiously adhering to.
14224 danish DA'NISH, n. The language of the Danes.
14225 dank DANK, a. Damp; moist; humid; wet.DANK, n. Moisture; humidity.
14226 dankish DANK'ISH, a. Somewhat damp.
14227 dankishness DANK'ISHNESS, n. Dampness; humidity.
14228 daourite DA'OURITE, n. A mineral, called rubellite, resembling shorl, but differing from it in chimical ...
14229 dap DAP, v.i. To drop or let fall into the water; a word used by anglers.
14230 daphnate DAPH'NATE, n. A compound of the bitter principle of the Daphne Alpina with a base.
14231 daphnin DAPH'NIN, n. The bitter principle of the Daphne Alpina, discovered by Vauquelin. It is obtained ...
14232 dapifer DAP'IFER, n. One who brings meat to the table. Formerly, the title or office of the grand-master ...
14233 dapper DAP'PER, a. Active; nimble; brisk; or little and active; neat; tight; as a dapper fellow; a dapper ...
14234 dapperling DAP'PERLING, n. A dwarf; a dandiprat.
14235 dapple DAP'PLE, a. Marked with spots; spotted; variegated with spots of different colors or shades of ...
14236 dappled DAP'PLED, pp. Spotted; variegated with spots of different colors or shades of color.
14237 dappling DAP'PLING, ppr. Variegating with spot.
14238 dar DAR or DART, n. A fish found in the Severn.
14239 dare DARE, v.i. pret. durst. To have courage to any purpose; to have strength of mind or hardihood to ...
14240 dared DA'RED, pp. Challenged; defied.
14241 dareful DA'REFUL, a. Full of defiance.
14242 darer DA'RER, n. One who dares or defies.
14243 daric DAR'IC, n. A gold coin of Darius the Mede, value about 556 cents.
14244 daring DA'RING, ppr.1. Having courage sufficient for a purpose; challenging; defying. 2. a. Bold; ...
14245 daringly DA'RINGLY, adv. Boldly; courageously; fearlessly; impudently.The principles of our holy religion ...
14246 daringness DA'RINGNESS, n. Boldness; courageousness; audaciousness.
14248 dark-house D'ARK-HOUSE, n. An old word for a madhouse.
14249 dark-working D'ARK-WORKING, a. Working in darkness or in secrecy.
14247 dark D'ARK, a.1. Destitute of light; obscure. A dark atmosphere is one which prevents vision.2. ...
14250 darken D'ARKEN, v.i. To grow dark or darker; also, to grow less white or clear.
14251 darkened D'ARKENED, pp. Deprived of light; obscured; rendered dim; made black; made ignorant.
14252 darkening D'ARKENING, ppr. Depriving of light; obscuring; making black or less white or clear; clouding.
14253 darkish D'ARKISH, a. Dusky; somewhat dark.
14254 darkling D'ARKLING, a. Being in the dark, or without light; a poetical word.
14255 darkly D'ARKLY, adv. Obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly; with imperfect light, clearness or ...
14256 darkness D'ARKNESS, n.1. Absence of light.And darkness was on the face of the deep. Gen. i.2. Obscurity; ...
14257 darksome D'ARKSOME, a. Dark; gloomy; obscure; as a darksome house; a darksome cloud.
14258 darling D'ARLING, a. Dearly beloved; favorite; regarded with great kindness and tenderness; as a darling ...
14259 darn D'ARN, v.t. To mend a rent or hole, by imitating the texture of the cloth or stuff with yarn or ...
14260 darnel D'ARNEL, n. A plant of the genus Lolium, a kind of grass; the most remarkable species are the red ...
14261 darner D'ARNER, n. One who mends by darning.
14262 darning D'ARNING, ppr. Mending in imitation of the original texture; sewing together; as a torn stocking, ...
14263 darrain DAR'RAIN, v.t. To prepare, or to order; or to try; to endeavor; to prove; to apply to the ...
14264 dart D'ART, n. [Gr., a spear or lance.] 1. A pointed missile weapon to be thrown by the hand; a short ...
14265 darted D'ARTED, pp. Thrown or hurled as a pointed instrument; sent with velocity.
14266 darter D'ARTER, n. One who throws a dart.
14267 darting D'ARTING, ppr. Throwing, as a dart; hurling darts; flying rapidly.
14268 dash DASH, v.t.1. To strike suddenly or violently, whether throwing or falling; as, to dash one stone ...
14269 dashed DASH'ED, pp. Struck violently; driven against; bruised, broken or scattered by collision; ...
14270 dashing DASH'ING, ppr.1. Driving and striking against; striking suddenly or violently; breaking or ...
14271 dastard DAS'TARD, n. A coward; a poltroon; one who meanly shrinks from danger.DAS'TARD, a. Cowardly; ...
14272 dastardize DAS'TARDIZE, v.t. To make cowardly.
14273 dastardliness DAS'TARDLINESS, n. Cowardliness.
14274 dastardly DAS'TARDLY, Cowardly; meanly timid; base; sneaking.
14275 dastardness DAS'TARDNESS, n. Cowardliness; mean timorousness.
14276 dastardy DAS'TARDY, n. Cowardliness; base timidity.
14277 data DA'TA, n. plu. Things given, or admitted; quantities, principles or facts given, known, or ...
14278 datary DA'TARY, n.1. An officer of the chancery of Rome, who affixes the datum Roma to the pope's ...
14280 date-tree DA'TE-TREE, n. The tree that bears dates; the great palm-tree.
14279 date DATE, n.1. That addition to a writing which specifies the year, month and day when it was given or ...
14281 dated DA'TED, pp. Having the time of writing or execution specified; having the time of happening ...
14282 dateless DA'TELESS, a. Having no date; having no fixed term.DA'TER, n. One that dates.DA'TING, ppr. ...
14283 dater DA'TER, n. One that dates.DA'TING, ppr. Expressing the time of writing or of executing a paper or ...
14284 dating DA'TING, ppr. Expressing the time of writing or of executing a paper or instrument; noting the ...
14285 dative DA'TIVE, a. In grammar, the epithet of the case of nouns, which usually follows verbs that express ...
14286 datolite DAT'OLITE or DATH'OLITE, n. The siliceous borate of lime, a mineral of two subspecies, the common ...
14287 datum DA'TUM, n. Something given or admitted.DATU'RA, n. A vegeto-alkali obtained from Datura ...
14288 datura DATU'RA, n. A vegeto-alkali obtained from Datura stramonium.DAUB, v.t.
14289 daub DAUB, v.t.
14290 daubed DAUB'ED, pp. Smeared with soft adhesive matter; plastered; painted coarsely; disguised; loaded ...
14291 dauber DAUB'ER, n. One who daubs; a coarse painter; a low and gross flatterer. DAUB'ING, ppr. ...
14292 daubing DAUB'ING, ppr. Plastering; painting coarsely; disguising clumsily; decking ostentatiously; ...
14293 daubry DAUB'RY or DAUB'ERY, n, A daubing; any thing artful.DAUB'Y, a. Viscous; glutinous; slimy; ...
14294 dauby DAUB'Y, a. Viscous; glutinous; slimy; adhesive.DAUGHTER, n,
14295 daughter DAUGHTER, n,
14296 daughterliness DAUGH'TERLINESS, n.
14297 daughterly DAUGH'TERLY, a. Becoming a daughter; dutiful.D'AUNT, v.t. To repress or subdue courage; to ...
14298 daunt D'AUNT, v.t. To repress or subdue courage; to intimidate; to dishearten; to check by fear of ...
14299 daunted D'AUNTED, pp. Checked by fear; intimidated.D'AUNTING, ppr. Repressing courage; intimidating; ...
14300 daunting D'AUNTING, ppr. Repressing courage; intimidating; disheartening.D'AUNTLESS, a. Bold; fearless; ...
14301 dauntless D'AUNTLESS, a. Bold; fearless; intrepid; not timid; not discouraged; as a dauntless hero; a ...
14302 dauntlessness D'AUNTLESSNESS, n. Fearlessness; intrepidity.DAU'PHIN, n. The eldest son of the king of France, ...
14303 dauphin DAU'PHIN, n. The eldest son of the king of France, and presumptive heir of the crown.DAU'PHINESS, ...
14304 dauphiness DAU'PHINESS, n. The wife or lady of the dauphin.DAVINA, n. A new Vesuvian mineral of a hexahedral ...
14305 davina DAVINA, n. A new Vesuvian mineral of a hexahedral form and laminar texture; so called in honor of ...
14306 davit DAV'IT, n. A beam used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top ...
14307 daw DAW, v.i. To dawn.DAW'DLE, v.i. To waste time; to trifle.DAW'DLER, n. A trifler.DAWK, v.t. To ...
14308 dawdle DAW'DLE, v.i. To waste time; to trifle.DAW'DLER, n. A trifler.DAWK, v.t. To cut or mark with an ...
14309 dawdler DAW'DLER, n. A trifler.DAWK, v.t. To cut or mark with an incision.DAWN, v.i.
14310 dawk DAWK, v.t. To cut or mark with an incision.DAWN, v.i.
14311 dawn DAWN, v.i.
14312 dawning DAWN'ING, ppr. 1. Growing light; first appearing luminous; opening; as the dawning day.
14313 day DAY, n.
14314 daybed DA'YBED, n. A bed used for idleness, indulgence, or rest during the day.DA'YBOOK, n. A journal of ...
14315 daybook DA'YBOOK, n. A journal of accounts; a book in which are recorded the debts and credits or accounts ...
14316 daybreak DA'YBREAK, n. The dawn or first appearance of light in the morning.DA'YCOAL, n. A name given by ...
14317 daycoal DA'YCOAL, n. A name given by miners to the upper stratum of coal.DA'YDREAM, n. A vision to the ...
14318 daydream DA'YDREAM, n. A vision to the waking senses.DA'YFLOWER, n. A genus of plants, the ...
14319 dayflower DA'YFLOWER, n. A genus of plants, the Commelina.DA'YFLY, n. A genus of insects that live one day ...
14320 dayfly DA'YFLY, n. A genus of insects that live one day only, or a very short time called Ephemera. The ...
14321 daylabor DA'YLABOR, n. Labor hired or performed by the day.DAYLABORER, n. One who works by the ...
14322 daylaborer DAYLABORER, n. One who works by the day.DAY'LIGHT, n. The light of the day; the light of the sun, ...
14323 daylight DAY'LIGHT, n. The light of the day; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or of a ...
14324 daylily DA'YLILY, n. The same with asphodel. A species of Hemerocallis.DA'YLY, a. The more regular ...
14325 dayly DA'YLY, a. The more regular orthography of daily.DA'YSMAN, n. An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.
14326 daysman DA'YSMAN, n. An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.
14327 dayspring DA'YSPRING, n. The dawn; the beginning of the day, or first appearance of light.
14328 daystar DA'YSTAR, n. The morning star, Lucifer, Venus; the star which precedes the morning light.DA'YTIME, ...
14329 dayswork DA'Y'SWORK, n. The work of one day. Among seamen, the account or reckoning of a ship's course for ...
14330 daytime DA'YTIME, n. The time of the sun's light on the earth; as opposed to night.DA'YWEARIED, a. ...
14331 daywearied DA'YWEARIED, a. Wearied with the labor of the day.DA'YWORK, Work by the day; daylabor. DA'Y'SWORK, ...
14332 daywork DA'YWORK, Work by the day; daylabor. DA'Y'SWORK, n. The work of one day. Among seamen, the ...
14333 daze DAZE, v.t. To overpower with light; to dim or blind by too strong a light, or to render the sight ...
14334 dazzle DAZ'ZLE, v.t.
14335 dazzled DAZ'ZLED, pp. Made wavering, as the sight; overpowered or dimmed by a too strong ...
14336 dazzlement DAZ'ZLEMENT, n. The act or power of dazzling.DAZ'ZLING, ppr. Rendering unsteady or wavering as ...
14337 dazzling DAZ'ZLING, ppr. Rendering unsteady or wavering as the sight; overpowering by a strong light; ...
14338 dazzlingly DAZ'ZLINGLY, adv. In a dazzling manner.DE, a Latin prefix, denotes a moving from, separation; as ...
14339 de DE, a Latin prefix, denotes a moving from, separation; as in debark, decline, decease, deduct, ...
14340 deacon DE'ACON, n. [Gr., a minister or servant.]
14341 deaconess DE'ACONESS, n. A female deacon in the primitive church.DE'ACONRY or DE'ACONSHIP, n. The office, ...
14342 deaconry DE'ACONRY or DE'ACONSHIP, n. The office, dignity or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.DEAD,
14344 dead-drunk DEAD-DRUNK, a. So drunk as to be incapable of helping one's self.DEAD'EN, v.t. ded'n.
14345 dead-heartedness DEAD-HEARTEDNESS, n. Having a dull, faint heart.DEAD'-LIFT, n. A heavy weight; a hopeless ...
14346 dead-reckoning DEAD-RECKONING, n. In navigation, the judgment or estimation of the place of a ship, without any ...
14343 dead DEAD,
14347 deaden DEAD'EN, v.t. ded'n.
14348 deadlihood DEAD'LIHOOD, n. The state of the dead.DEAD'LINESS, n. ded'liness. The quality of being ...
14349 deadliness DEAD'LINESS, n. ded'liness. The quality of being deadly.DEAD'LY, a. ded'ly.
14351 deadly-carrot DEADLY-CARROT, n. A plant of the genus Thapsia.DEADLY-NIGHTSHADE, n. A plant of the genus ...
14352 deadly-nightshade DEADLY-NIGHTSHADE, n. A plant of the genus Atropa.DEAD'NESS, n. ded'ness.
14350 deadly DEAD'LY, a. ded'ly.
14353 deadness DEAD'NESS, n. ded'ness.
14354 deadnettle DEAD'NETTLE, n. A plant of the genus Lamium, and another of the genus Galeopsis.DEAD'PLEDGE, n. ...
14355 deadpledge DEAD'PLEDGE, n. A mortgage or pawning of things, or thing pawned.DEAD-RECKONING, n. In ...
14356 deadwater DEAD'WATER, n. The eddy water closing in with a ship's stern, as she passes through the ...
14357 deadwood DEAD'WOOD, n. Blocks of timber laid on the keel of a ship, particularly at the ...
14358 deadworks DEAD'WORKS, n. The parts of a ship which are above the surface of the water, when she is balanced ...
14359 deaf DEAF, n. deef.
14360 deafen DE'AFEN, v.t. dee'fn.
14361 deafly DE'AFLY, adv. dee'fly. Without sense of sounds; obscurely heard.DE'AFNESS, n, dee'fness.
14362 deafness DE'AFNESS, n, dee'fness.
14363 deal DEAL, v.t. pret. and pp. dealt, pron. delt.
14364 dealbate DEAL'BATE, n.t. To whiten.DEALBA'TION, n. The act of bleaching; a whitening.DE'ALER, n.
14365 dealbation DEALBA'TION, n. The act of bleaching; a whitening.DE'ALER, n.
14366 dealer DE'ALER, n.
14367 dealing DE'ALING, ppr.
14368 deambulation DEAMBULA'TION, n. The act of walking abroad.DEAM'BULATORY, a. Pertaining to walks.DEAM'BULATORY, ...
14369 deambulatory DEAM'BULATORY, a. Pertaining to walks.DEAM'BULATORY, n. A place to walk in.DEAN, n.
14370 dean DEAN, n.
14371 deanery DE'ANERY, n.
14372 deanship DEAN'SHIP, n. The office of a dean.DEAR, a.
14373 dear DEAR, a.
14374 dearbought DE'ARBOUGHT, a. Purchased at a high price; as dearbought experience; dearbought ...
14375 dearling DE'ARLING, (See Darling)DE'ARLOVED, a. Greatly beloved.DE'ARLY, adv.
14376 dearloved DE'ARLOVED, a. Greatly beloved.DE'ARLY, adv.
14377 dearly DE'ARLY, adv.
14378 dearn DEARN, a. Lonely; solitary; melancholy.DE'ARNESS, n.
14379 dearness DE'ARNESS, n.
14380 dearnly DEARNLY, adv. Secretly; privately.DEARTH, n. derth.
14381 dearth DEARTH, n. derth.
14382 dearticulate DEARTIC'ULATE, v.t. To disjoint.DEATH, n. deth.
14384 death-bed DEATH-BED, n. deth'-bed. The bed on which a person dies or is confined in his last ...
14385 death-darting DEATH-DARTING, a. Darting or inflicting death.DEATH'S-DOOR, n. A near approach to death; the ...
14386 death-watch DEATH'-WATCH, n. A small insect whose ticking is weakly supposed, by superstitious and ignorant ...
14383 death DEATH, n. deth.
14387 deathful DEATH'FUL, a. Full of slaughter; murderous; destructive.
14388 deathfulness DEATH'FULNESS, n. Appearance of death.DEATH'LESS, a. Immortal; not subject to death, destruction ...
14389 deathless DEATH'LESS, a. Immortal; not subject to death, destruction or extinction; as deathless beings; ...
14390 deathlike DEATH'LIKE, a.
14391 deaths-door DEATH'S-DOOR, n. A near approach to death; the gates of death.DEATH'FUL, a. Full of slaughter; ...
14392 deaths-man DEATH'S-MAN, n. An executioner; a hangman.DEATH'-SHADOWED, a. Surrounded by the shades of death.
14393 deathward DEATH'WARD, adv. Toward death.DEATH'-WATCH, n. A small insect whose ticking is weakly supposed, ...
14394 deaurate DEAU'RATE, v.t. To gild.DEAU'RATE, a. Gilded.DEBAC'LE, n. A breaking or bursting forth.
14395 debacle DEBAC'LE, n. A breaking or bursting forth.
14396 debar DEB'AR, v.t. To cut off from entrance; to preclude; to hinder from approach, entry or enjoyment; ...
14397 debark DEB'ARK, v.t. To land from a ship or boat; to remove from on board any water-craft, and place on ...
14398 debarkation DEBARKA'TION, n. The act of disembarking.DEB'ARKED, pp. Removed to land from on board a ship or ...
14399 debarked DEB'ARKED, pp. Removed to land from on board a ship or boat.DEB'ARKING, ppr. Removing from a ship ...
14400 debarking DEB'ARKING, ppr. Removing from a ship to the land; going from on board a vessel.DEB'ARRED, pp. ...
14401 debarred DEB'ARRED, pp. Hindered from approach, entrance or possession.DEB'ARRING, ppr. Preventing from ...
14402 debarring DEB'ARRING, ppr. Preventing from approach, entrance or enjoyment.DEBA'SE, v.t.
14403 debase DEBA'SE, v.t.
14404 debased DEBA'SED, pp. Reduced in estimated rank; lowered in estimation; reduced in purity, fineness, ...
14405 debasement DEBA'SEMENT, n. The act of debasing; degradation; reduction of purity, fineness, quality or value; ...
14406 debaser DEBA'SER, n. One who debases or lowers in estimation, or in value; one who degrades or renders ...
14407 debasing DEBA'SING, ppr.
14408 debatable DEBA'TABLE, a. That may be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; as a ...
14409 debate DEBATE, n.
14410 debated DEBA'TED, pp. Disputed; argued; discussed.DEBA'TEFUL, a.
14411 debateful DEBA'TEFUL, a.
14412 debatefully DEBA'TEFULLY, adv. With contention.DEBA'TEMENT, n. Controversy; deliberation.DEBA'TER, n. One ...
14413 debatement DEBA'TEMENT, n. Controversy; deliberation.DEBA'TER, n. One who debates; a disputant; a ...
14414 debater DEBA'TER, n. One who debates; a disputant; a controvertist.DEBA'TING, ppr. Disputing; discussing; ...
14415 debating DEBA'TING, ppr. Disputing; discussing; contending by arguments.DEBAUCH', v.t. [The general sense ...
14416 debauch DEBAUCH', v.t. [The general sense of debauch, in English, is to lead astray, like seduce.]
14417 debauched DEBAUCH'ED, pp. Corrupted; vitiated in morals or purity of character.DEBAUCH'EDLY, adv. In a ...
14418 debauchedly DEBAUCH'EDLY, adv. In a profligate manner.DEBAUCH'EDNESS, n. Intemperance.DEBAUCHEE', n. A man ...
14419 debauchedness DEBAUCH'EDNESS, n. Intemperance.DEBAUCHEE', n. A man given to intemperance, or bacchanalian ...
14420 debauchee DEBAUCHEE', n. A man given to intemperance, or bacchanalian excesses. But chiefly, a man ...
14421 debaucher DEBAUCH'ER, n. One who debauches or corrupts others; a seducer to lewdness, or to any dereliction ...
14422 debauchery DEBAUCH'ERY, n.
14423 debauchment DEBAUCH'MENT, n. The act of debauching or corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.
14424 debellation DEBELLA'TION, n. The act of conquering or subduing.DEBEN'TURE, n. [Fr. from L. debeo, to owe.]
14425 debenture DEBEN'TURE, n. [Fr. from L. debeo, to owe.]
14426 debentured DEBEN'TURED, a. Debentured goods are those for which a debenture has been given, as being entitled ...
14427 debile DEB'ILE, a. Relaxed; weak; feeble; languid; faint; without strength.DEBIL'ITATE, v.t. To weaken; ...
14428 debilitate DEBIL'ITATE, v.t. To weaken; to impair the strength of; to enfeeble; to make faint or languid. ...
14429 debilitated DEBIL'ITATED, pp. Weakened; enfeebled; relaxed.DEBIL'ITATING, ppr. Weakening; enfeebling; ...
14430 debilitating DEBIL'ITATING, ppr. Weakening; enfeebling; impairing strength.DEBILITA'TION, n. The act of ...
14431 debilitation DEBILITA'TION, n. The act of weakening; relaxation.DEBIL'ITY, n. Relaxation of the solids; ...
14432 debility DEBIL'ITY, n. Relaxation of the solids; weakness; feebleness; languor of body; faintness; ...
14433 debit DEB'IT, n. [L. debitum, from debeo, to owe.] Debt. It is usually written debt. But it is used ...
14434 debited DEB'ITED, pp.
14435 debiting DEB'ITING, ppr.
14436 debitor DEB'ITOR, n. A debtor.DEBOISE,DEBOISH, for debauch.DEBONNA'IR, a. Civil; wellbred; complaisant; ...
14437 deboise DEBOISE,DEBOISH, for debauch.DEBONNA'IR, a. Civil; wellbred; complaisant; elegant.DEBOUCH, v.i. ...
14438 deboish DEBOISH, for debauch.DEBONNA'IR, a. Civil; wellbred; complaisant; elegant.DEBOUCH, v.i. To issue ...
14439 debonnair DEBONNA'IR, a. Civil; wellbred; complaisant; elegant.DEBOUCH, v.i. To issue or march out of a ...
14440 debouch DEBOUCH, v.i. To issue or march out of a narrow place, or from defiles, as troops.DEBRIS, n. ...
14441 debris DEBRIS, n. debree'. Fragments; rubbish; ruins; applied particularly to the fragments of ...
14442 debt DEBT, n. det. [L. debitum, contracted.]
14443 debted DEBT'ED, pp. det'ted. Indebted; obliged to.DEBTEE', n. dettee'. A creditor; one to whom a debt ...
14444 debtee DEBTEE', n. dettee'. A creditor; one to whom a debt is due.DEBT'LESS, a. det'less. Free from ...
14445 debtless DEBT'LESS, a. det'less. Free from debt.DEBT'OR, n. det'tor.
14446 debtor DEBT'OR, n. det'tor.
14447 decachord DEC'ACHORD,DECACHORD'ON, n. [Gr. ten or string]
14448 decachordon DECACHORD'ON, n. [Gr. ten or string]
14449 decadal DEC'ADAL, a. Pertaining to ten; consisting of tens.DEC'ADE, n. [Gr., ten.] The sum or number of ...
14450 decade DEC'ADE, n. [Gr., ten.] The sum or number of ten; an aggregate consisting of ten; as a decade of ...
14451 decadence DECA'DENCE,DECA'DENCY, n. Decay. DEC'AGON, n. [Gr., ten and corner.] In geometry, a plane figure ...
14452 decadency DECA'DENCY, n. Decay. DEC'AGON, n. [Gr., ten and corner.] In geometry, a plane figure having ten ...
14453 decagon DEC'AGON, n. [Gr., ten and corner.] In geometry, a plane figure having ten sides and ten ...
14454 decagram DEC'AGRAM, n. [Gr., ten and a weight.] A French weight of ten grams, or 154 grains, 44 decimals, ...
14455 decagyn DEC'AGYN, n. [Gr., ten and female.] In botany, a plant having ten pistils.DECAGYN'IAN, a. Having ...
14456 decagynian DECAGYN'IAN, a. Having ten pistils.DECAHE'DRAL, a. Having ten sides.DECAHE'DRON, n. [Gr., ten ...
14457 decahedral DECAHE'DRAL, a. Having ten sides.DECAHE'DRON, n. [Gr., ten and a base.] In geometry, a figure or ...
14458 decahedron DECAHE'DRON, n. [Gr., ten and a base.] In geometry, a figure or body having ten sides.DEC'ALITER, ...
14459 decaliter DEC'ALITER, n. [Gr., ten and liter.] A French measure of capacity, containing ten liters, or ...
14460 decalogist DECAL'OGIST, n. One who explains the decalogue.DEC'ALOGUE, n. dec'alog. [Gr., ten and speech.] ...
14461 decalogue DEC'ALOGUE, n. dec'alog. [Gr., ten and speech.] The ten commandments or precepts given by God to ...
14462 decameter DECAM'ETER, n. [Gr., ten and measure.] A French measure of length, consisting of ten meters, and ...
14463 decamp DECAMP', v.i. To remove or depart from a camp; to march off; as, the army decamped at six ...
14464 decampment DECAMP'MENT, n. Departure from a camp; a marching off.DEC'ANAL, a. Pertaining to a ...
14465 decanal DEC'ANAL, a. Pertaining to a deanery.DECAN'DER, n. [Gr., ten and a male.] In botany, a plant ...
14466 decander DECAN'DER, n. [Gr., ten and a male.] In botany, a plant having ten stamens.
14467 decangular DECAN'GULAR, a. [Gr., ten and angular.] Having ten angles.DECANT', v.t. [L., to sing; literally, ...
14468 decant DECANT', v.t. [L., to sing; literally, to throw.] To pour off gently, as liquor from its ...
14469 decantation DECANTA'TION, n. The act of pouring liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel ...
14470 decanted DECANT'ED, pp. Poured off, or from one vessel into another.DECANT'ER, n.
14471 decanter DECANT'ER, n.
14472 decanting DECANT'ING, ppr. Pouring off, as liquor from its lees, or from one vessel to another.DECAP'ITATE, ...
14473 decaphyllous DECAPH'YLLOUS, a. [Gr. ten and a leaf.] Having ten leaves.DEC'ARBONIZE, v.t. To deprive of ...
14474 decapitate DECAP'ITATE, v.t. [L., head.] To behead; to cut off the head.DECAPITA'TION, n. The act of ...
14475 decapitation DECAPITA'TION, n. The act of beheading.DECAPH'YLLOUS, a. [Gr. ten and a leaf.] Having ten ...
14476 decarbonize DEC'ARBONIZE, v.t. To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel.DEC'ARBONIZED, pp. Deprived of ...
14477 decarbonized DEC'ARBONIZED, pp. Deprived of carbon.DEC'ARBONIZING, ppr. Depriving of carbon.DEC'ASTICH, n. ...
14478 decarbonizing DEC'ARBONIZING, ppr. Depriving of carbon.DEC'ASTICH, n. [Gr. ten and a verse.] A poem consisting ...
14479 decastich DEC'ASTICH, n. [Gr. ten and a verse.] A poem consisting of ten lines.DEC'ASTYLE, n. [Gr. ten ...
14480 decastyle DEC'ASTYLE, n. [Gr. ten and a column.] A building with an ordnance of ten columns in ...
14481 decay DECA'Y, v.i. [Fr. dechoir, from L. de and cado, to fall, or decedo.]
14482 decayed DECA'YED, pp. Having fallen from a good or sound state; impaired; weakened; ...
14483 decayedness DECA'YEDNESS, n. A state of being impaired; decayed state.DECA'YER, n. That which causes ...
14484 decayer DECA'YER, n. That which causes decay.DECA'YING, ppr. Failing; declining; passing from a good, ...
14485 decaying DECA'YING, ppr. Failing; declining; passing from a good, prosperous or sound state, to a worse ...
14486 decease DECE'ASE, n. [L. to depart or to withdraw.] Literally, departure; hence, departure from this ...
14487 deceased DECE'ASED, pp. or a. Departed from life. This is used as a passive participle. He is deceased, ...
14488 deceasing DECE'ASING, ppr. Departing from life; dying. DECE'DENT, n. A deceased person.DECE'IT,
14489 decedent DECE'DENT, n. A deceased person.DECE'IT,
14490 deceit DECE'IT,
14491 deceitful DECE'ITFUL, a.
14492 deceitfully DECE'ITFULLY, adv. In a deceitful manner; fraudulently; with deceit; in a manner or with a view to ...
14493 deceitfulness DECE'ITFULNESS, n.
14494 deceitless DECE'ITLESS, a. Free from deceit.DECE'IVABLE, a.
14495 deceivable DECE'IVABLE, a.
14496 deceivableness DECE'IVABLENESS, n.
14497 deceive DECE'IVE, v.t. [L to take asid, to ensnare.]
14498 deceived DECE'IVED, pp. Misled; led into error; beguiled; cheated; deluded.DECE'IVER, n. One who deceives; ...
14499 deceiver DECE'IVER, n. One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.
14500 deceiving DECE'IVING, ppr. Misleading; ensnaring; beguiling; cheating.DECEM'BER, n. [L. december, from ...
14501 december DECEM'BER, n. [L. december, from decem, ten; this being the tenth month among the early Romans, ...
14502 decemdentate DECEMDEN'TATE, a. [L. decem, ten, and dentatus, toothed.] Having ten points or teeth.DEC'EMFID, ...
14503 decemfid DEC'EMFID, a. [L. decem, ten, and fido, to divide.]
14504 decemlocular DECEMLOC'ULAR, a. [L. decem, ten, and loculus, a little bag or cell.] Having ten cells for ...
14505 decempedal DEC'EMPEDAL, a. [L. decem, ten, and pes, a foot.] Ten feet in length.DEC'EMVIR, n. [L. decem, ...
14506 decemvir DEC'EMVIR, n. [L. decem, ten, and vir, a man.] One of ten magistrates, who had absolute ...
14507 decemviral DECEM'VIRAL, a. Pertaining to the decemvirs in Rome.DECEM'VIRATE, n.
14508 decemvirate DECEM'VIRATE, n.
14509 decency DE'CENCY, n. [L. to be fit or becoming; Gr. to be good, or fit for.]
14510 decennary DEC'ENNARY, n. [L. from decem, ten, and annus, a year.]
14511 decennial DECEN'NIAL, a. [L. as above.] Continuing for ten years; consisting of ten years; or happening ...
14512 decennoval DEC'ENNOVAL,DECEN'NOVARY, a. [L. decem, ten, and novem, nine.] Pertaining to the number ...
14513 decennovary DECEN'NOVARY, a. [L. decem, ten, and novem, nine.] Pertaining to the number nineteen; ...
14514 decent DE'CENT, a. [L. decens; Fr. decent.]
14515 decentness DE'CENTNESS, n. Decency.DECEPTIBIL'ITY, n. The quality or state of being capable or liable to be ...
14516 deceptibility DECEPTIBIL'ITY, n. The quality or state of being capable or liable to be deceived.DECEP'TIBLE, a. ...
14517 deceptible DECEP'TIBLE, a. That may be deceived.DECEP'TION, n.
14518 deception DECEP'TION, n.
14519 deceptious DECEP'TIOUS, a. Tending to deceive; deceitful.DECEP'TIVE, a. Tending to deceive; having power to ...
14520 deceptive DECEP'TIVE, a. Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress false opinions; as a ...
14521 deceptory DECEP'TORY, a. Tending to deceive; containing qualities or means adapted to mislead.DECERPT, a. ...
14522 decerpt DECERPT, a. Cropped.DECERP'TION, n. [L. to pluck off.] A pulling or plucking off; a ...
14523 decerption DECERP'TION, n. [L. to pluck off.] A pulling or plucking off; a cropping.DECERTA'TION, n. [L. ...
14524 decertation DECERTA'TION, n. [L. To strive.] Strife; contest for mastery.DECES'SION, n. [L. to pass.] ...
14525 decession DECES'SION, n. [L. to pass.] Departure.DECH'ARM, v.t. To remove a spell or enchantment; to ...
14526 decharm DECH'ARM, v.t. To remove a spell or enchantment; to disenchant.DECH'ARMED, pp. ...
14527 decharmed DECH'ARMED, pp. Disenchanted.DECH'ARMING, ppr. Removing a spell.DECHRIS'TIANIZE, v.t. To turn ...
14528 decharming DECH'ARMING, ppr. Removing a spell.DECHRIS'TIANIZE, v.t. To turn from christianity; to banish ...
14529 dechristianize DECHRIS'TIANIZE, v.t. To turn from christianity; to banish christian belief and principles ...
14530 decidable DECI'DABLE, a. That may be decided.
14531 decide DECI'DE, v.i. To determine; to form a definite opinion; to come to a conclusion.
14532 decided DECI'DED, pp. Determined; ended; concluded.DECI'DED, a. That implies decision; clear; ...
14533 decidedly DECI'DEDLY, adv. In a decided or determined manner; clearly; indisputable; in a manner to preclude ...
14534 decidence DECI'DENCE, n. A falling off.DECI'DER, n. One who determines a cause or contest.DECI'DING, ppr. ...
14535 decider DECI'DER, n. One who determines a cause or contest.DECI'DING, ppr. Determing; ending; ...
14536 deciding DECI'DING, ppr. Determing; ending; concluding.DECID'UOUS, a. [L. to fall.] Falling; not ...
14537 deciduous DECID'UOUS, a. [L. to fall.] Falling; not perennial or permanent. In botany, a deciduous leaf ...
14538 deciduousness DECID'UOUSNESS, n. The quality of falling once a year.DEC'IGRAM, n. A French weight of one tenth ...
14539 decigram DEC'IGRAM, n. A French weight of one tenth of a gram.DE'CIL, n. An aspect or position of two ...
14540 decil DE'CIL, n. An aspect or position of two planets, when they are distant from each other a tenth ...
14541 deciliter DEC'ILITER, n. A French measure of capacity equal to one tenth of a liter.
14542 decimally DEC'IMALLY, adv. By tens; by means of decimals.DEC'IMATE, v.t. [L. decimo, from decem, ten.]
14543 decimate DEC'IMATE, v.t. [L. decimo, from decem, ten.]
14544 decimation DECIMA'TION, n.
14545 decimator DEC'IMATOR, n. One who selects every tenth man, in a company or regiment, &c.DECIM'ETER, n. A ...
14546 decimeter DECIM'ETER, n. A French measure of length equal to the tenth part of a meter, or 3 inches and ...
14547 decimo-sexto DECIMO-SEXTO, n. A book is in decimo-sexto, when a sheet is folded into sixteen leaves.DECI'PHER, ...
14548 decipher DECI'PHER, v.t.
14549 deciphered DECI'PHERED, pp. Explained; unraveled; marked.DECI'PHERER, n. One who explains what is written in ...
14550 decipherer DECI'PHERER, n. One who explains what is written in ciphers.DECI'PHERING, ppr. Explaining; ...
14551 deciphering DECI'PHERING, ppr. Explaining; detecting the letters represented by ciphers; unfolding; ...
14552 decision DECIS'ION, n.
14553 decisive DECI'SIVE, a.
14554 decisively DECI'SIVELY, adv. In a conclusive manner; in a manner to end deliberation, controversy, doubt or ...
14555 decisiveness DECI'SIVENESS, n.
14556 decisory DECI'SORY, a. Able to decide or determine.DECK, v.t.
14557 deck DECK, v.t.
14558 decked DECK'ED, pp. Covered; adorned; furnished with a deck.DECK'ER, n.
14559 decker DECK'ER, n.
14560 decking DECK'ING, ppr. Covering; arraying; adorning.
14561 declaim DECLA'IM, v.i. [L. to cry out.]
14562 declaimant DECLA'IMANT or DECLA'IMER, n.
14563 declaiming DECLA'IMING, ppr. Speaking rhetorically; haranguing.DECLA'IMING, n. A harangue.DECLAMA'TION, n.
14564 declamation DECLAMA'TION, n.
14565 declamator DECLAMA'TOR, n. A declaimer.DECLAM'ATORY, a.
14566 declamatory DECLAM'ATORY, a.
14567 declaration DECLARA'TION, n.
14568 declarative DECLAR'ATIVE, a.
14569 declaratorily DECLAR'ATORILY, adv. By declaration, or exhibition.DECLAR'ATORY, a. Making declaration, clear ...
14570 declaratory DECLAR'ATORY, a. Making declaration, clear manifestation, or exhibition; expressive; as, this ...
14571 declare DECLA'RE, v.t. [L. to make clear.]
14572 declared DECLA'RED, pp. Made known; told explicitly; avowed; exhibited; manifested; published; proclaimed; ...
14573 declaredly DECLA'REDLY, adv. Avowedly; explicitly.DECLA'RER, n. One who makes known or publishes; that which ...
14574 declarer DECLA'RER, n. One who makes known or publishes; that which exhibits.DECLA'RING, ppr. Making known ...
14575 declaring DECLA'RING, ppr. Making known by words or by other means; manifesting; publishing; affirming; ...
14576 declatable DECLA'TABLE, a. That may be declared, or proved.DECLARA'TION, n.
14577 declension DECLEN'SION, n.
14578 declinable DECLI'NABLE, a. That may be declined; changing its termination in the oblique cases; as a ...
14579 declinate DEC'LINATE, a. In botany, bending or bent downwards, in a curve; declining.DECLINA'TION, n.
14580 declination DECLINA'TION, n.
14581 declinator DECLINA'TOR,DECLIN'ATORY, n. An instrument for taking the declination, or inclination of a plane; ...
14582 declinatory DECLIN'ATORY, n. An instrument for taking the declination, or inclination of a plane; an ...
14583 decline DECLI'NE, v.i. [L. to lean.]
14584 declined DECLI'NED, pp. Bent downward or from; inflected.DECLI'NING, ppr. Leaning; deviating; falling; ...
14585 declining DECLI'NING, ppr. Leaning; deviating; falling; failing; decaying; tending to a worse state; ...
14586 declivitous DECLIV'ITOUS, a. Gradually descending; not precipitous; sloping.DECOCT', v.t. [L. to boil.]
14587 declivity DECLIV'ITY, n. [L. sloping.] Declination from a horizontal line; descent of land; inclination ...
14588 declivous DECLI'VOUS,DECLIV'ITOUS, a. Gradually descending; not precipitous; sloping.DECOCT', v.t. [L. to ...
14589 decoct DECOCT', v.t. [L. to boil.]
14590 decoctible DECOCT'IBLE, a. That may be boiled or digested.DECOC'TION, n.
14591 decoction DECOC'TION, n.
14592 decoctive DECOCT'IVE, a. That may be easily decocted.DECOCT'URE, n. A substance drawn by ...
14593 decocture DECOCT'URE, n. A substance drawn by decoction.DE'COLLATE, v.t. To behead.DE'COLLATED, pp. ...
14594 decollate DE'COLLATE, v.t. To behead.DE'COLLATED, pp. Beheaded.DECOLLA'TION, n. [L. to behead; the neck.] ...
14595 decollated DE'COLLATED, pp. Beheaded.DECOLLA'TION, n. [L. to behead; the neck.] The act of beheading; the ...
14596 decollation DECOLLA'TION, n. [L. to behead; the neck.] The act of beheading; the act of cutting off the neck ...
14597 decoloration DECOLORA'TION, n. Absence of color.DE'COMPLEX, a. Compounded of complex ideas.DECOMPO'SABLE, a. ...
14598 decomplex DE'COMPLEX, a. Compounded of complex ideas.DECOMPO'SABLE, a. That may be decomposed; capable of ...
14599 decomposable DECOMPO'SABLE, a. That may be decomposed; capable of being resolved into its constituent ...
14600 decompose DECOMPO'SE, v.t. To separate the constituent parts of a body or substance; to disunite elementary ...
14601 decomposed DECOMPO'SED, pp. Separated or resolved into the constituent parts.DECOMPO'SING, ppr. Separating ...
14602 decomposing DECOMPO'SING, ppr. Separating into constituent parts.DECOMPOS'ITE, a. Compounded a second time; ...
14603 decomposite DECOMPOS'ITE, a. Compounded a second time; compounded with things already ...
14604 decomposition DECOMPOSI'TION, n.
14605 decompound DECOMPOUND', v.t.
14606 decompoundable DECOMPOUND'ABLE, a. That may be decompounded.DECOMPOUND'ED, pp. Compounded a second time; ...
14607 decompounded DECOMPOUND'ED, pp. Compounded a second time; composed of things already compounded.DECOMPOUND'ING, ...
14608 decompounding DECOMPOUND'ING, ppr. Compounding a second time.DEC'ORATE, v.t. [L. comeliness, grace.]
14609 decorate DEC'ORATE, v.t. [L. comeliness, grace.]
14610 decorated DEC'ORATED, pp. Adorned; beautified; embellished.DEC'ORATING, ppr. Adorning; embellishing; ...
14611 decorating DEC'ORATING, ppr. Adorning; embellishing; rendering beautiful to the eye, or lovely to the ...
14612 decoration DECORA'TION, n.
14613 decorator DEC'ORATOR, n. One who adorns or embellishes.DEC'OROUS, a. Decent; suitable to a character, or to ...
14614 decorous DEC'OROUS, a. Decent; suitable to a character, or to the time, place and occasion; becoming; ...
14615 decorously DEC'OROUSLY, adv. In a becoming manner.DECOR'TICATE, v.t. [L. bark.] To strip off bark; to ...
14616 decorticate DECOR'TICATE, v.t. [L. bark.] To strip off bark; to peel; to husk; to take off the exterior ...
14617 decorticated DECOR'TICATED, pp. Stripped of bark; peeled; husked.DECOR'TICATING, ppr. Stripping off bark or ...
14618 decorticating DECOR'TICATING, ppr. Stripping off bark or the external coat; peeling. DECORTICA'TION, n. The act ...
14619 decortication DECORTICA'TION, n. The act of stripping off bark or husk.DECO'RUM, n. [L. to become.]
14620 decorum DECO'RUM, n. [L. to become.]
14622 decoy-duck DECOY-DUCK, n. A duck employed to draw others into a net or situation to be taken.
14623 decoy-man DECOY-MAN, n. A man employed in decoying and catching fowls.
14621 decoy DECOY, n. 1. Any thing intended to lead into a snare; any lure or allurement that deceives and ...
14624 decoyed DECOYED, pp. Lured or drawn into a snare or net; allured into danger by deception.
14625 decoying DECOYING, ppr. Luring into a snare or net by deception; leading into evil or danger.
14626 decrease DECREASE, v.i. [L. To grow.] To become less; to be diminished gradually, in extent, bulk, ...
14627 decreased DECREASED, pp. Lessened; diminished.
14628 decreasing DECREASING, ppr. Becoming less; diminishing; waning.
14629 decree DECREE, n. [L. To judge; to divide.]1. Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause; ...
14630 decreed DECREED, pp. Determined judicially; resolved; appointed; established in purpose.
14631 decreeing DECREEING, ppr. Determining; resolving; appointing; ordering.
14632 decrement DECREMENT, n.1. Decrease; waste; the state of becoming less gradually.Rocks and mountains suffer a ...
14633 decrepit DECREPIT, a. [L. to break.] Broken down with age; wasted or worn by the infirmities of old age; ...
14634 decrepitate DECREPITATE, v.t. [L. To break or burst, to crackle.] To roast or calcine in a strong heat, with a ...
14635 decrepitated DECREPITATED, pp. Roasted with a crackling noise.
14636 decrepitating DECREPITATING, ppr. Crackling; roasting with a crackling noise; suddenly bursting when exposed to ...
14637 decrepitation DECREPITATION, n. The act of roasting with a continual crackling; or the separation of parts with ...
14638 decrepitness DECREPITNESS,
14639 decrepitude DECREPITUDE, n. The broken, crazy state of the body, produced by decay and the infirmities of age.
14640 decrescent DECRESCENT, a. Decreasing; becoming less by gradual diminution; as a decrescent moon.
14641 decretal DECRETAL, n.1. A letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. ...
14642 decretion DECRETION, n. A decreasing.
14643 decretist DECRETIST, n. One who studies or professes the knowledge of the decretals.
14644 decretorily DECRETORILY, adv. In a definitive manner.
14645 decretory DECRETORY, a.1. Judicial; definitive; established by a decree.The decretory rigors of a condemning ...
14646 decrew DECREW, v.i. To decrease.
14647 decrial DECRIAL, n. A crying down; a clamorous censure; condemnation by censure.
14648 decried DECRIED, pp. Cried down; descredited; brought into disrepute.
14649 decrier DECRIER, n. One who decries.
14650 decrown DECROWN, v.t. To deprive of a crown.
14651 decry DECRY, v.t. 1. To cry down; to censure as faulty, mean or worthless; to clamor against; to ...
14652 decubation DECUBATION, n. The act of lying down.
14653 decumbence DECUMBENCE,
14654 decumbency DECUMBENCY, n. [L. To lie down.] The act of lying down; the posture of lying down.
14655 decumbent DECUMBENT, a. In botany, declined or bending down; having the stamens and pistils bending down to ...
14656 decumbiture DECUMBITURE, n.1. The time at which a person takes to his bed in a disease.2. In astrology, the ...
14657 decuple DECUPLE, a. [L. Ten.] Tenfold; containing ten times as many.DECUPLE, n. A number ten times ...
14658 decurion DECURION, n. [L. Ten] An officer in the Roman army, who commanded a decuria, or ten soldiers, which ...
14659 decurrent DECURRENT, a. [L. To run down; to run.] Extending downwards. A decurrent leaf is a sessile leaf ...
14660 decursion DECURSION, n. [L. To run.] The act of running down, as a stream.
14661 decursive DECURSIVE, a. Running down.Decursively pinnate, in botany, applied to a leaf, having the leaflets ...
14662 decurt DECURT, v.t. To shorten by cutting off.
14663 decurtation DECURTATION, n. [L. To shorten.] Tha act of shortening, or cutting short.
14664 decury DECURY, n. [L. Ten.] A set of ten men under an officer called decurio.
14665 decussate DECUSSATE, v.t. [L. To cut or strike across.] To intersect at acute angles, thus X; or in general, ...
14666 decussated DECUSSATED, a. Crossed; intersected. In botany, decussated leaves and branches, are such as grow ...
14667 decussating DECUSSATING, ppr. Intersecting at acute angles; crossing.
14668 decussation DECUSSATION, n. The act of crossing at unequal angles; the crossing of two lines, rays or nerves, ...
14669 dedalian DEDALIAN, a. Various; variegated; intricate; complex; expert.
14670 dedalous DEDALOUS, a. Having a margin with various windings and turnings; of a beautiful and delicate ...
14671 dedecorate DEDECORATE, v.t. To disgrace.
14672 dedecoration DEDECORATION, n. A disgracing.
14673 dedentition DEDENTITION, n. The shedding of teeth.
14674 dedicate DEDICATE, v.t. [L. To vow, promise, devote, dedicate. See Class Dg. No. 12, 15, 45. The sense is ...
14675 dedicated DEDICATED, pp. Devoted to a divine Being, or to a sacred use; consecrated; appropriated; given ...
14676 dedicating DEDICATING, ppr. Devoting to a divine Being, or to a sacred purpose; consecrating; appropriating; ...
14677 dedication DEDICATION, n.1. The act of consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with ...
14678 dedicator DEDICATOR, n. One who dedicates; one who inscribes a book to the favor of a patron.
14679 dedicatory DEDICATORY, a. Composing a dedication; as an epistle dedicatory.
14680 dedition DEDITION, n. [L. To yield.] The act of yielding any thing; surrendry.
14681 dedolent DEDOLENT, a. Feeling no compunction.
14682 deduce DEDUCE, v.t. [L. To lead, bring or draw.]1. To draw from; to bring from.O goddess, say, shall I ...
14683 deduced DEDUCED, pp. Drawn from; inferred; as a consequence from principles or premises.
14684 deducement DEDUCEMENT, n. The thing drawn from or deduced; inference; that which is collected from premises.
14685 deducible DEDUCIBLE, a. That may be deduced; inferable; collectible by reason from premises; ...
14686 deducing DEDUCING, ppr. Drawing from; inferring; collecting from principles or facts already established or ...
14687 deducive DEDUCIVE, a. Performing the act of deduction.
14688 deduct DEDUCT, v.t. To take from; to subtract; to separate or remove, in numbering, estimating or ...
14689 deducted DEDUCTED, pp. Taken from; subtracted.
14690 deducting DEDUCTING, ppt. Taking from; subtracting.
14691 deduction DEDUCTION, n. 1. The act of deducting.2. That which is deducted; sum or amount taken from ...
14692 deductive DEDUCTIVE, a. Deducible; that is or may be deduced from premises.All knowledge is deductive.
14693 deductively DEDUCTIVELY, adv. By regular deduction; by way of inference; by consequence.
14695 deed-achieving DEED-ACHIEVING, a. That accomplishes great deeds.
14696 deed-poll DEED-POLL, n. A deed not indented, that is, shaved or even, made by one party only.
14694 deed DEED, n.1. That which is done, acted or effected; an act; a fact; a word of extensive application, ...
14697 deedless DEEDLESS, a. Inactive; not performing or having performed deeds or exploits.
14698 deem DEEM, v.t.1. To think; to judge; to be of opinion; to conclude on consideration; as, he deems it ...
14699 deemed DEEMED, pp. Thought; judged; supposed.
14700 deeming DEEMING, ppr. Thinking; judging; believing.
14701 deemster DEEMSTER, n. A judge in the Isle of Man and in Jersey.
14703 deep-mouthed DEEP-MOUTHED, a. Having a hoarse, loud, hollow voice; as a deep-mouthed dog.
14704 deep-musing DEEP-MUSING, a. Contemplative; thinking closely or profoundly.
14705 deep-read DEEP-READ, a. Having fully read; profoundly versed.
14706 deep-revolving DEEP-REVOLVING, a. Profoundly revolving or meditating.
14707 deep-throated DEEP-THROATED, a. With deep throats.
14708 deep-toned DEEP-TONED, a. Having a very low or grave tone.
14709 deep-vaulted DEEP-VAULTED, a. Formed like a deep vault or arch.
14710 deep-waisted DEEP-WAISTED, a. Having a deep waist, as a ship when the quarter deck and forecastle are raised ...
14702 deep DEEP, a.1. Extending or being far below the surface; descending far downward; profound ; opposed ...
14711 deepen DEEPEN, v.t.1. To make deep or deeper; to sink lower; as, to deepen the channel of a river or ...
14712 deepened DEEPENED, pp. Made more deep.
14713 deepening DEEPENING, ppr. Sinking lower; making more deep.
14714 deeply DEEPLY, adv. 1. At or to a great depth; far below the surface; as a passion deeply rooted in our ...
14715 deepness DEEPNESS, n. 1. Depth; remoteness from the surface in a descending line; interior distance from ...
14717 deer-stealer DEER-STEALER, n. One who steals deer.
14718 deer-stealing DEER-STEALING, n. The act or crime of stealing deer.
14716 deer DEER, n. Sing. And plu. [Gr. A wild beast. The primary sense is simply roving, wild, untamed; ...
14719 deess DEESS, n. A goddess.
14720 deface DEFACE, v.t.1. To destroy or mar the face or surface of a thing; to injure the superficies or ...
14721 defacer DEFACER, n. He or that which defaces; one who injures, mars or disfigures.
14722 defacing DEFACING, ppr. Injuring the face or surface; marring; disfiguring; erasing.De facto. [L.] ...
14723 defailance DEFAILANCE, n. Failure; miscarriage.
14724 defalcate DEFALCATE, v.t. To cut off; to take away or deduct a part; used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, ...
14725 defalcation DEFALCATION,. N. 1. The act of cutting off, or deducting a part; deduction; diminution; ...
14726 defalk DEFALK, v.t. To defalcate.
14727 defamation DEFAMATION, n. The uttering of slanderous words with a view to injure anothers reputation; the ...
14728 defamatory DEFAMATORY, a. Calumnious; slanderous; containing defamation; false and injurious to reputation; ...
14729 defame DEFAME,1. To slander; falsely and maliciously to utter words respecting another which tend to ...
14730 defamed DEFAMED, pp. Slandered; dishonored or injured by evil reports.
14731 defamer DEFAMER, n. A slanderer; a detractor; a calumniator.
14732 defaming DEFAMING, ppr. Slandering; injuring the character by false reports.DEFAMING, n. Defamation; ...
14733 defaticate DEFATICATE, v.t. [L. To tire.] To weary or tire.
14734 defatigable DEFATIGABLE, a. Liable to be wearied.
14735 defatigation DEFATIGATION, n. Weariness.
14736 default DEFAULT, n.1. A failing, or failure; an omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do ...
14737 defaulted DEFAULTED, pp. 1. Called out of court, as a defendant or his cause.2. A. Having defect.
14738 defaulter DEFAULTER, n.1. One who makes default; one who fails to appear in court when called.2. One who ...
14739 defaulting DEFAULTING, ppr.1. Failing to fulfil a contract; delinquent.2. Failing to perform a duty or legal ...
14740 defeasance DEFEASANCE,, n. S as z.1. Literally, a defeating; a rendering null; the preventing of the ...
14741 defeasible DEFEASIBLE, a. S as z. That may be defeated, or annulled; as a defeasible title; a defeasible ...
14742 defeasibleness DEFEASIBLENESS, n. The quality of being defeasible.
14743 defeat DEFEAT, n.1. Overthrow; loss of battle; the check, rout, or destruction of an army by the victory ...
14744 defeating DEFEATING, ppr. Vanquishing; subduing; opposing successfully; overthrowing; frustrating; ...
14745 defeature DEFEATURE, n. 1. Change of feature.2. Overthrow; defeat.
14746 defecate DEFECATE, v.t. [L. Dregs.]1. To purify; to refine; to clear from dregs or impurities; to clarify; ...
14747 defecated DEFECATED, pp. Purtified; clarified; refined.
14748 defecating DEFECATING, ppr. Purifying; purging of lees or impurities.
14749 defecation DEFECATION, n. The act of separating from lees or dregs; purification from impurities or foreign ...
14750 defect DEFECT, n. [L. To fail; to make or do.]1. Want or absence of something necessary or useful ...
14751 defectibility DEFECTIBILITY, n. Deficiency; imperfection.
14752 defectible DEFECTIBLE, a. Imperfect; deficient; wanting.
14753 defection DEFECTION, n.1. Want or failure of duty; particularly, a falling away; apostasy; the act of ...
14754 defective DEFECTIVE, a.1. Wanting either in substance, quantity or quality, or in any thing necessary; ...
14755 defectively DEFECTIVELY, adv. In a defective manner; imperfectly.
14756 defectiveness DEFECTIVENESS, n. Want; the state of being imperfect; faultiness.
14757 defectuosity DEFECTUOSITY, n. Defectiveness; faultiness.
14758 defectuous DEFECTUOUS, a. Full of defects.
14759 defedation DEFEDATION, n. Pollution.
14760 defend DEFEND, v.t.1. To drive from; to thrust back; hence, to deny; to repel a demand, charge, or ...
14761 defendable DEFENDABLE, a. That may be defended.
14762 defendant DEFENDANT, a. 1. Defensive; proper for defense.2. Making defense; being in the character of a ...
14763 defended DEFENDED, pp. Opposed; denied; prohibited; maintained by resistance; vindicated; preserved ...
14764 defender DEFENDER, n. One who defends by oppostition; one who maintains, supports, protects or vindicates; ...
14765 defending DEFENDING, ppr. Denying; opposing; resisiting; forbidding; maintaining uninjured by force or by ...
14766 defensative DEFENSATIVE, n. Guard; defense; a bandage, plaster, or the like, to secure a wound from external ...
14767 defense DEFENSE, n.1. Any thing that opposes attack, violence, danger or injury; any thing that secures ...
14768 defensed DEFENSED, pp. Fortified.
14769 defenseless DEFENSELESS, a. Being without defense, or without means of repelling assault or injury; applied to ...
14770 defenselessness DEFENSELESSNESS, n. The state of being unguarded or unprotected.
14771 defensible DEFENSIBLE, a.1. That may be defended; as a defensible city.2. That may be vindicated, maintained ...
14772 defensive DEFENSIVE, a.1. That serves to defend; proper for defense; as defensive armor, which repels ...
14773 defensively DEFENSIVELY, adv. In a defensive manner; on the defensive; in defense.
14774 defer DEFER, v.t. [L. To bear.]1. To delay; to put off; to postpone to a future time; as, to defer the ...
14775 deference DEFERENCE, n. 1. A yielding in opinion; submission of judgment to the opinion or judgment of ...
14776 deferent DEFERENT, a. Bearing; carrying; conveying.DEFERENT, n.1. That which carries or conveys. The ...
14777 deferential DEFERENTIAL,, a. Expressing deference.
14778 deferment DEFERMENT, n. Delay.
14779 deferrer DEFERRER, n. One who delays or puts off.
14780 deferring DEFERRING, ppr. Delaying; postponing.
14781 defiance DEFIANCE, n.1. A daring; a challenge to fight; invitation to combat; a call to an adversary to ...
14782 defiatory DEFIATORY, a. Bidding or bearing defiance.
14783 deficience DEFICIENCE,
14784 deficiency DEFICIENCY, n. [L. To fail to do.]1. A failing; a falling short; imperfection; as a deficiency in ...
14785 deficient DEFICIENT, a.1. Wanting; defective; imperfect; not sufficient or adequate; as deficient estate; ...
14786 deficit DEFICIT, n. Want; deficiency; as a deficit in the taxes or revenue.
14787 defier DEFIER, n. A challenger; one who dares to combat or encounter; one who braves; one who acts in ...
14788 defiguration DEFIGURATION, n. A disfiguring.
14789 defigure DEFIGURE, v.t. To delineate.
14790 defile DEFILE, v.t.1. To make unclean; to render foul or dirty; in a general sense.2. To make impure; to ...
14791 defiled DEFILED, pp. Made dirty, or foul; polluted; soiled; corrupted; violated; vitiated.
14792 defilement DEFILEMENT, n.1. The act of defiling, or state of being defiled; foulness; dirtiness; ...
14793 defiler DEFILER, n. One who defiles; one who corrupts or violates; that which pollutes.
14794 defiling DEFILING, ppr.1. Polluting; making impure.2. Marching in a file, or with a narrow front.
14795 definable DEFINABLE, a.1. Literally, that may be limited, or have its limits ascertained. Hence, capable of ...
14796 define DEFINE, v.t. [L. To end, to limit, from finis, end.]1. To determine or describe the end or limit; ...
14797 defined DEFINED, pp.1. Determined; having the extent ascertained; having the signification determined.2. ...
14798 definer DEFINER, n. He who defines; he who ascertains or marks the limits; he who determines or explains ...
14799 defining DEFINING, ppr. Determining the limits; ascertaining the extent; explaining the meaning; describing ...
14800 definite DEFINITE, a.1. Having certain limits; bounded with precision; determinate; as a definite extent of ...
14801 definiteness DEFINITENESS, n. Certainty of extent; certainty of signification; determinateness.
14802 definition DEFINITION, n.1. A brief description of a thing by its properties; as a definition of wit or of a ...
14803 definitive DEFINITIVE, a. 1. Limiting the extent; determinate; positive; express; as a definitive term.2. ...
14804 definitively DEFINITIVELY, adv. 1. Determinately; positively; expressly.2. Finally; conclusively; ...
14805 definitiveness DEFINITIVENESS, n. Determinateness; decisiveness; conclusiveness.
14806 defix DEFIX, v.t. To fix; to fasten.
14807 deflagrability DEFLAGRABILITY, n. Combustibility; the quality of taking fire and burning away, as a metallic ...
14808 deflagrable DEFLAGRABLE, a. Combustible; having the quality of taking fire and burning, as alcohol, oils, &c.
14809 deflagrate DEFLAGRATE, v.t. [L. To burn.] To set fire to; to burn; to consume; as, to deflagrate oil or ...
14810 deflagration DEFLAGRATION, n. A kindling or setting fire to a substance; burning; combustion.The strength of ...
14811 deflagrator DEFLAGRATOR, n. A galvanic instrument for producing combustion, particularly the combustion of ...
14812 deflect DEFLECT, v.i. [L. To turn or bend.] To turn from or aside; to deviate from a true course or right ...
14813 deflected DEFLECTED, pp. Turned aside, or from a direct line or course. In botany, bending downward ...
14814 deflecting DEFLECTING, ppr. Turning aside; turning from a right line or regular course.
14815 deflection DEFLECTION, n.1. Deviation; the act of turning aside; a turning from a true line or the regular ...
14816 deflexure DEFLEXURE, n. A bending down; a turning aside; deviation.
14817 deflorate DEFLORATE, a. [L. To deflour.] In botany, having cast its farin, pollen, or fecundating dust.
14818 defloration DEFLORATION, n.1. The act of deflouring; the act of depriving of the flower or prime beauties; ...
14819 deflour DEFLOUR, v.t. [L. A flower.] 1. To deprive a woman of her virginity, either by force or with ...
14820 defloured DEFLOURED, pp. Deprived of maidenhood; ravished; robbed or prime beauty .
14821 deflourer DEFLOURER, n. One who deprives a woman of her virginity.
14822 deflouring DEFLOURING, ppr. Depriving of virginity or maidenhood; robbing of prime beauties.
14823 deflow DEFLOW, v.i. To flow down.
14824 defluous DEFLUOUS, a. [L. To flow.] Flowing down; falling off.
14825 deflux DEFLUX, n. A flowing down; a running downward; as a deflux of humors.
14826 defluxion DEFLUXION, n. [L. To flow down.]1. A flowing, running or falling of humors or fluid matter, from ...
14827 defly DEFLY, adv. Dextrously; skilfully.
14828 defoliation DEFOLIATION, n. [L. Foliage; a leaf.] Literally, the fall of the leaf or shedding of leaves; but ...
14829 deforce DEFORCE, v.t. To disseize and keep out of lawful possession of an estate; to withhold the ...
14830 deforced DEFORCED, pp. Kept out of lawful possession.
14831 deforcement DEFORCEMENT, n. 1. The holding of lands or tenements to which another person has a right; a ...
14832 deforciant DEFORCIANT, n. He that keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate; he against whom a ...
14833 deforcing DEFORCING, ppr. Keeping out of lawful possession.
14834 deform DEFORM, v.t. [L. Form.]1. To mar or injure the form; to alter that form or disposition of parts ...
14835 deformation DEFORMATION, n. A disfiguring or defacing.
14836 deformed DEFORMED, pp. 1. Injured in the form; disfigured; distorted; ugly; wanting natural beauty, or ...
14837 deformedly DEFORMEDLY, adv. In an ugly manner.
14838 deformedness DEFORMEDNESS, n. Ugliness; a disagreeable or unnatural form.
14839 deformer DEFORMER, n. One who deforms.
14840 deforming DEFORMING, ppr. Marring the natural form or figure; rendering ugly or disppleasing; destroying ...
14841 deformity DEFORMITY, n.1. Any unnatural state of the shape or form; want of that uniformity or symmetry ...
14842 deforser DEFORSER, n. One that casts out by force.
14843 defraud DEFRAUD, v.t. [L. To cheat.] 1. To deprive of right, either by obtaining something by deception ...
14844 defrauded DEFRAUDED, pp. Deprived of property or right by trick, artifice or deception; injured by the ...
14845 defrauder DEFRAUDER, n. One who defrauds; one who takes from another his right by deception, or withholds ...
14846 defrauding DEFRAUDING, ppr. Depriving another of his property or right by deception or artifice; injuring by ...
14847 defraudment DEFRAUDMENT, n. Tha act of defrauding.
14848 defray DEFRAY, v.t.1. To pay; to discharge, as cost or expense; to bear, as charge, cost or expense. It ...
14849 defrayed DEFRAYED, pp. Paid; discharged; as expense, or cost.
14850 defrayer DEFRAYER, n. One who pays or discharges expenses.
14851 defraying DEFRAYING, ppr. Paying; discharging.
14852 defrayment DEFRAYMENT, n. Payment.
14853 deft DEFT, a. Neat; handsome; spruce; ready; dextrous; fit; convenient.
14854 deftly DEFTLY, adv. Neatly; dextrously; in a skilful manner.
14855 deftness DEFTNESS, n. Neatness; beauty.
14856 defunct DEFUNCT, a. [L. To perform and discharge.] Having finished the course of life; dead; ...
14857 defunction DEFUNCTION, n. Death.
14858 defy DEFY, v.t.1. To dare; to provoke to combat or strife, by appealing to the courage of another; to ...
14859 defyer DEFYER, [See defier.]
14860 degarnish DEGARNISH, v.t.1. To unfurnish; to strip of furniture, ornaments or apparatus.2. To deprive of a ...
14861 degarnished DEGARNISHED, pp. Stripped of furniture or apparatus; deprived of troops for defense.
14862 degarnishing DEGARNISHING, ppr. Stripping of furniture, dress, apparatus or a garrison.
14863 degarnishment DEGARNISHMENT, n. The act of depriving of furniture, apparatus or a garrison.
14864 degender DEGENDER, v.i. To degenerate.
14865 degeneracy DEGENERACY, n.1. A growing worse or inferior; a decline in good qualities; or a state of being ...
14866 degenerate DEGENERATE, v.i. [L. Grown worse, ignoble, base.]1. To become worse; to decay in good qualities; ...
14867 degenerately DEGENERATELY, adv. In a degenerate or base manner.
14868 degenerateness DEGENERATENESS, n. A degenerate state; a state in which the natural good qualities of the species ...
14869 degeneration DEGENERATION, n. 1. A growing worse, or losing of good qualities; a decline from the virtue and ...
14870 degenerous DEGENEROUS, a.1. Degenerated; fallen from a state of excellence, or from the virtue and merit of ...
14871 degenerously DEGENEROUSLY, adv. In a degenerous manner; basely; meanly.
14872 deglutinate DEGLUTINATE,, v.t. [L. To glue.] To unglue; to loosen or separate substances glued together.
14873 deglutition DEGLUTITION, n. [L. To swallow.]1. The act of swallowing; as, deglutition is difficult.2. The ...
14874 degradation DEGRADATION, n.1. A reducing in rank; the act of depriving one of a degree of honor, of dignity, ...
14875 degrade DEGRADE, v.t. [L. A step, a degree.]1. To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to ...
14876 degraded DEGRADED, pp. Reduced in rank; deprived of an office or dignity; lowered; sunk; reduced in ...
14877 degradement DEGRADEMENT, n. Deprivation of rank or office.
14878 degrading DEGRADING, ppr.1. Reducing in rank; depriving of honors or offices; reducing in value or ...
14879 degradingly DEGRADINGLY, adv. In a degrading manner, or in a way to depreciate.
14880 degree DEGREE, n.1. A step; a distinct portion of space of indefinite extent; a space in progression; as, ...
14881 degustation DEGUSTATION, n. A tasting.
14882 dehiscence DEHISCENCE, n. [L. To gape.] A gaping. In botany, the opening of capsules; the season when ...
14883 dehiscent DEHISCENT, a. Opening, as the capsule of a plant.
14884 dehort DEHORT, v.t. [L. To dissuade; to advise.] To dissuade; to advise to the contrary; to counsel not ...
14885 dehortation DEHORTATION, n. Dissuasion; advice or counsel against something.
14886 dehortatory DEHORTATORY, a. Dissuading; belonging to dissuasion
14887 dehorter DEHORTER, n. A dissuader; an adviser to the contrary.
14888 dehorting DEHORTING, ppr. Dissuading.
14889 deicide DEICIDE, n. [L. God and to slay.]1. The act of putting to death Jesus Christ, our Savior.2. One ...
14890 deific DEIFIC, a. [L. To make.]1. Divine; pertaining to the gods.2. Making divine.
14891 deification DEIFICATION, n. The act of deifying; the act of exalting to the rank of, or enrolling among the ...
14892 deified DEIFIED, pp. Exalted or ranked among the gods; regarded or praised as divine.
14893 deifier DEIFIER, n. One that deifies.
14894 deiform DEIFORM, a. [L. A god, and form.] Like a god; of a godlike form.These souls exhibit a deiform ...
14895 deify DEIFY, v.t. [L. A god, and to make.]1. To make a god; to exalt to the rank of a heathen deity; to ...
14896 deifying DEIFYING, ppr. Exalting to the rank of a deity; treating as divine.
14897 deign DEIGN, v.i. Dane. To think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend.O deign to visit our foraken ...
14898 deigning DEIGNING, ppr. Daning. Vouchsafing; thinking worthy.
14899 deintgrate DEINTGRATE, v.t. To disintegrate.
14900 deiparous DEIPAROUS, a. Bearing or bringing forth a god; an epithet applied the Virgin Mary.
14901 deipnosophist DEIPNOSOPHIST, n. [Gr. A feast; a sophist.] One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who were famous ...
14902 deism DEISM, n. [L. God.] The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of religious opinions ...
14903 deist DEIST, n. One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion, but follows ...
14904 deistic DEISTIC,
14905 deistical DEISTICAL, a. Pertaining to deism or to deists; embracing deism, as a deistical writer; or ...
14906 deity DEITY, n.1. Godhead; divinity; the nature and essence of the Supreme Being; as, the deity of the ...
14907 deject DEJECT, v.t. [L. To throw.]1. To cast down; usually, to cast down the countenance; to cause to ...
14908 dejected DEJECTED, pp. Cast down; depressed; grieved; discouraged.
14909 dejectedly DEJECTEDLY, adv. In a dejected manner; sadly; heavily.
14910 dejectedness DEJECTEDNESS, n. The state being cast down; lowness of spirits.
14911 dejecting DEJECTING, ppr. Casting down; depressing; dispiriting.
14912 dejection DEJECTION, n. 1. A casting down; depression of mind; melancholy; lowness of spirits, occasioned ...
14913 dejectly DEJECTLY, adv. In a downcast manner.
14914 dejectory DEJECTORY, a. Having power or tending to cast down, or to promote evacuations by stool.
14915 dejecture DEJECTURE, n. That which is ejected; excrements.
14916 delacrymation DELACRYMATION, n. [L. A weeping.] A preternatural discharge of watery humors from the eyes; ...
14917 delactable DELACTABLE, a. [L. To delight.] Delightful; highly pleasing; that gives great joy or pleasure; as ...
14918 delactation DELACTATION, n. A weaning.
14919 delapsation DELAPSATION, n. A falling down.
14920 delapse DELAPSE, v.i. [L. To slide. ] To fall or slide down.
14921 delapsed DELAPSED, pp. Fallen down.
14922 delapsion DELAPSION, n. A falling down of the uterus, anus, &c.
14923 delate DELATE, v.t. [L. To bear.] 1. To carry; to convey.2. To accuse; to inform against; that is, to ...
14924 delation DELATION, n.1. Carriage; conveyance; as the delation of sound.2. To accuse; to inform against; ...
14925 delator DELATOR, n. An accuser; an informer.
14926 delay DELAY, v.t.1. To prolong the time of acting, or proceeding; to put off; to defer.My lord delayeth ...
14927 delayed DELAYED, pp. Deferred; detained; hindered for a time; retarded.
14928 delayer DELAYER, n. One who defers; one who lingers.
14929 delaying DELAYING, ppr. Putting off; deferring; procrastinating; retarding; detaining.
14930 delayment DELAYMENT, n. Hinderance.
14931 dele DELE, v.t. Blot out; erase.
14932 deleble DELEBLE, a. That can be blotted out.
14933 delectableness DELECTABLENESS, n. Delightfulness.
14934 delectably DELECTABLY, adv. Delightfully.
14935 delectation DELECTATION, n. Great pleasure; delight.
14936 delegacy DELEGACY, n. A number of persons delegated.
14937 delegate DELEGATE, v.t. [L. To send.]1. To send away; appropriately, to send on an embassy; to send with ...
14938 delegated DELEGATED, pp. Deputed; sent with a trust or commission to act for another; appointed a judge; ...
14939 delegating DELEGATING, ppr. Deputing; sending with a commission to act for another; appointing; committing; ...
14940 delegation DELEGATION, n.1. A sending away; the act of putting in commission, or investing with authority to ...
14941 delete DELETE, v.t. To blot out.
14942 deleterious DELETERIOUS, a. [L. To blot out or destroy.] 1. Having the quality of destroying, or ...
14943 deletery DELETERY, a. Destructive; poisonous.
14944 deletion DELETION, n. [L. To blot out.]1. The act of blotting out or erasing.2. Destruction.
14945 deletory DELETORY, n. That which blots out.
14946 delf DELF, n. 1. A mine; a quarry; a pit dug.2. Earthern ware, covered with enamel or white glazing ...
14947 delibate DELIBATE, v.t. [L. To taste.] To taste; to take a sip.
14948 delibation DELIBATION, n. A taste; an essay.
14949 deliberate DELIBERATE, v.i. [L. To weigh.] To weigh in the mind; to consider and examine the reasons for and ...
14950 deliberately DELIBERATELY, adv. With careful consideration, or deliberation;circumspectly; not hastily or ...
14951 deliberateness DELIBERATENESS, n. Calm consideration; circumspection; due attention to the arguments for and ...
14952 deliberation DELIBERATION, 1. The act of deliberating; the act of weighing and examining the reasons for and ...
14953 deliberative DELIBERATIVE, a.1. Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by mutual ...
14954 deliberatively DELIBERATIVELY, adv. By deliberation.
14955 delicacy DELICACY, n. In a general sense, that which delights or pleases. Hence,1. Fineness of texture; ...
14956 delicate DELICATE, a. [L. Connected with delight; to delight.]1. Of a fine texture; fine; soft; smooth; ...
14957 delicately DELICATELY, adv. 1. In a delicate manner; with nice regard to propriety and the feelings of ...
14958 delicateness DELICATENESS, n. The state of being delicate; tenderness; softness; effeminacy. Deut. 28.
14959 delicious DELICIOUS, a.1. Highly pleasing to the taste; most sweet or grateful to the senses; affording ...
14960 deliciously DELICIOUSLY, adv. In a delicious manner; in a manner to please the taste or gratify the mind; ...
14961 deliciousness DELICIOUSNESS, n. 1. The quality of being delicious, or very grateful to the taste or mind; as ...
14962 deligation DELIGATION, n. [L. To bind.] In surgery, a binding up; a bandaging.
14963 delight DELIGHT, n.1. A high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy.His delight is in the law of ...
14964 delighted DELIGHTED, pp. 1. Greatly pleased; rejoiced; followed by with.That ye may be delighted with the ...
14965 delighter DELIGHTER, n. One who takes delight.
14966 delightful DELIGHTFUL, a. Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction; as a delightful ...
14967 delightfully DELIGHTFULLY, adv.1. In a manner to receive great pleasure; very agreeable; as, we were ...
14968 delightfulness DELIGHTFULNESS, n.1. The quality of being delightful, or of affording great pleasure; as the ...
14969 delightless DELIGHTLESS, a. Affording no pleasure or delight.
14970 delightsome DELIGHTSOME, a. Very pleasing; delightful.
14971 delightsomely DELIGHTSOMELY, adv. Very pleasantly; in a delightful manner.
14972 delightsomeness DELIGHTSOMENESS, n. Delightfulness; pleasantness in a high degree.
14973 delineament DELINEAMENT, n. Representation by delineation.
14974 delineate DELINEATE, v.t. [L. A line.]1. To draw the lines which exhibit the form of a thing; to mark out ...
14975 delineated DELINEATED, pp. Drawn; marked with lines exhibiting the form or figure; sketched; designed; ...
14976 delineating DELINEATING, ppr. Drawing the form; sketching; painting; describing.
14977 delineation DELINEATION, n. 1. First draught of a thing; outline; representation of a form or figure by ...
14978 delineature DELINEATURE, n. Delineation.
14979 deliniment DELINIMENT, n. Mitigation.
14980 delinquency DELINQUENCY, n. [L. To fail or omit duty; to leave.] Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a ...
14981 delinquent DELINQUENT, a. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.DELINQUENT, n. One who fails to ...
14982 deliquate DELIQUATE, v.t. or I. [L. To melt.] To melt or be dissolved.
14983 deliquation DELIQUATION, n. A melting.
14984 deliquesce DELIQUESCE, v.i. [L. To melt; to melt or become soft.] To melt gradually and become liquid by ...
14985 deliquescence DELIQUESCENCE, n. Spontaneous liquefaction in the air; a gradual melting or becoming liquid by ...
14986 deliquescent DELIQUESCENT, a. Liquefying in the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and ...
14987 deliquiate DELIQUIATE, v.i. To melt and become liquid by imbibing water from the air.
14988 deliquiation DELIQUIATION, n. A melting by attracting water from the air.
14989 deliquium DELIQUIUM, n. 1. In chimistry, a melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place.2. A ...
14990 delirament DELIRAMENT, n. A wandering of the mind; foolish fancy.
14991 delirious DELIRIOUS, a. Roving in mind; light-headed; disordered in intellect; having ideas that are wild, ...
14992 deliriousness DELIRIOUSNESS, n. The state of being delirious; delirium.
14993 delirium DELIRIUM, n. [L. To wander in mind, to rave; to make balks in plowing, that is, to err, wander, ...
14994 delitescence DELITESCENCE, n. Retirement; obscurity.
14995 deliver DELIVER, v.t. [L. Free, disengaged; to free, to peel.]1. To free; to release, as from restraint; to ...
14996 deliverable DELIVERABLE, a. That may be or is to be delivered.A bill of lading may state that the goods are ...
14997 deliverance DELIVERANCE, n.1. Release from captivity, slavery, oppression, or any restraint.He hath sent me to ...
14998 delivered DELIVERED, pp. Freed; released; transferred or transmitted; passed from one to another; committed; ...
14999 deliverer DELIVERER, n.1. One who delivers; one who releases or rescues; a preserver.The Lord raised up a ...
15000 delivering DELIVERING, ppr. Releasing; setting free; rescuing; saving; surrendering; giving over; yielding; ...
15001 delivery DELIVERY, n.1. The act of delivering.2. Release; rescue; as from slavery, restraint, oppression ...
15002 dell DELL, n. A pit, or a hollow place; a cavity or narrow opening.
15003 delph DELPH, [See Delf. No. 2.]
15004 delphia DELPHIA or DELPHINIA, n. A vegetable alkali lately discovered in the Delphinium staphysagria. It ...
15005 delphian DELPHIAN or DELPHIC, a. Relating to Delphi, and to the celebrated oracle of that place.
15006 delphine DELPHINE, a.1. Pertaining to the dolphin, a genus of fishes.2. Pertaining to the dauphin of ...
15007 delphinite DELPHINITE, n. A mineral called also pistacite and epidote.
15008 deltoid DELTOID, n.1. Triangular; an epithet applied to a muscle of the shoulder which moves the arm ...
15009 deludable DELUDABLE, a. That may be deluded or deceived; liable to be imposed on.
15010 delude DELUDE, v.t.1. To deceive; to impose on; to lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or ...
15011 deluded DELUDED, pp. Deceived; misled; led into error.
15012 deluder DELUDER, n. One who deceives; a deceiver; an imposter; one who holds out false pretenses.
15013 deluding DELUDING, ppr. Deceiving; leading astray; misleading the opinion or judgment.DELUDING, n. The act ...
15014 deluge DELUGE, n. [L. To wash.]1. Any overflowing of water; an inundation; a flood; a swell of water ...
15015 deluged DELUGED, pp. Overflowed; inundated; overwhelmed.
15016 deluging DELUGING, ppr. Overflowing; inundating; overwhelming.
15017 delusion DELUSION, n. S as z.1. The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind. We are all ...
15018 delusive DELUSIVE, a. Apt to deceive; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; as delusive arts; ...
15019 delusiveness DELUSIVENESS, n. The quality of being delusive; tendency to deceive.
15020 delusory DELUSORY, a. Apt to deceive; deceptive.
15021 delve DELVE, v.t. Delv. [L. A mole, perhaps the delver.]1. To dig; to open the ground with a ...
15022 delver DELVER, n. One who digs, as with a spade.
15023 delving DELVING, ppr. Digging.
15024 demagogue DEMAGOGUE, n. Demagog. [Gr. The populas, and to lead.]1. A leader of the people; an orator who ...
15025 demain DEMAIN, n. 1. A manor-house and the land adjacent or near, which a lord keeps in his own hands or ...
15026 demand DEMAND, v.t. [L. To command; to send; hence, to commit or entrust. To ask is to press or urge.]1. ...
15027 demandable DEMANDABLE, a. That may be demanded, claimed, asked for, or required; as, payment is demandable at ...
15028 demandant DEMANDANT, n. One who demands; the plaintiff in a real action; any plaintiff.
15029 demanded DEMANDED, pp. Called for; claimed; challenged as due; requested; required; interrogated.
15030 demander DEMANDER, n. One who demands; one who requires with authority; one who claims as due; one who ...
15031 demanding DEMANDING, ppr. Claiming or calling for as due, or by authority; requiring; asking; pursuing a ...
15032 demandress DEMANDRESS, n. A female demandant.
15033 demarch DEMARCH, n. March; walk; gait.
15034 demarkation DEMARKATION, n.1. The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit.2. A limit or bound ...
15035 demean DEMEAN, v.t.1. To behave; to carry; to conduct; with the reciprocal pronoun; as, it is our duty to ...
15036 demeanor DEMEANOR, n. Behavior; carriage; deportment; as decent demeanor; sad demeanor.
15037 demeanure DEMEANURE, n. Behavior.
15038 demency DEMENCY, n. Madness.
15039 dementate DEMENTATE, a. Mad; infatuated.DEMENTATE, v.t. To make mad.
15040 dementation DEMENTATION, n. The act of making frantic.
15041 demephitization DEMEPHITIZATION, n. The act of purifying from mephitic or foul air.
15042 demephitize DEMEPHITIZE, v.t. To purify from foul unwholesome air.
15043 demephitized DEMEPHITIZED, pp. Purified; freed from foul air.
15044 demephitizing DEMEPHITIZING, ppr. Purifying from foul air.
15045 demerit DEMERIT, n. [ L. To earn or deserve.]1. That which deserves punishment, the opposite of merit; an ...
15046 demersed DEMERSED, a. Plunged; situated or growing under water.
15047 demersion DEMERSION, n. [L. To plunge or drown.]1. A plunging into a fluid; a drowning.2. The state of ...
15048 demesne DEMESNE, [See Demain.]
15050 demi-brigade DEMI-BRIGADE, n. A half-brigade.
15051 demi-cadence DEMI-CADENCE, n. In music, an imperfect cadence, or one that falls on any other than the key note.
15052 demi-cannon DEMI-CANNON, n. A cannon of different sizes; the lowest carries a ball of thirty pounds weight, ...
15053 demi-cross DEMI-CROSS, n. An instrument for taking the altitude of the sun and stars.
15054 demi-culverin DEMI-CULVERIN, n. A large gun, or piece of ordnance; the least is ten feet long, and carries a ...
15055 demi-devil DEMI-DEVIL, n. Half a devil.
15056 demi-distance DEMI-DISTANCE, n. In fortification, the distance between the outward polygons and the flank.
15057 demi-ditone DEMI-DITONE, n. In music, a minor third.
15058 demi-god DEMI-GOD, n. Half a god; one partaking of the divine nature; a fabulous hero, produced by the ...
15059 demi-gorge DEMI-GORGE, n. In fortification, that part of the polygon which remains after the flank is raised, ...
15060 demi-groat DEMI-GROAT, n. A half-groat.
15061 demi-lance DEMI-LANCE, n. A light lance; a short spear; a half-pike.
15062 demi-lune DEMI-LUNE, n. A half-moon.
15063 demi-man DEMI-MAN, n. Half a man; a term of reproach.
15064 demi-natured DEMI-NATURED, a. Having half the nature of another animal.
15065 demi-premises DEMI-PREMISES, n. Plu. Half-premises.
15066 demi-quaver DEMI-QUAVER, n. A note in music, of half the length of the quaver.
15067 demi-semi-quaver DEMI-SEMI-QUAVER, n. The shortest note in music, two of which are equal to a semi-quaver.
15068 demi-tone DEMI-TONE, n. In music, an interval of half a tone; a semi-tone.
15069 demi-vill DEMI-VILL, n. A half-vill, consisting of five freemen or frank pledges.
15070 demi-volt DEMI-VOLT, n. One of the seven artificial motions of a horse, in which he raises his fore legs in ...
15071 demi-wolf DEMI-WOLF, n. Half a wolf; a mongrel dog between a dog and a wolf; lycisca.
15049 demi DEMI, a prefix, Fr. Demi, from the L. Dimidium, signifies half. It is used only in composition.
15072 demigrate DEMIGRATE or DEMIGRATION, [Not used. See Migrate.]
15073 demirep DEMIREP, n. A woman of suspicious chastity. [Demi-reputation.]
15074 demisable DEMISABLE, a. S sa z. That may be leased; as an estate demisable by copy of court roll.
15075 demise DEMISE, n. S as z. [L. Literally, a laying down, or sending from; a removing.]1. In England, a ...
15076 demission DEMISSION, n. A lowering; degradation; depression.
15077 demissive DEMISSIVE or DEMISS, a. Humble.
15078 demissly DEMISSLY, adv. In a humble manner.
15079 demit DEMIT, v.t. To let fall; to depress; to submit.
15080 demiurge DEMIURGE, n. [Gr., a public servant, and work.] In the mythology of Eastern Philosophers, an eon ...
15081 demiurgic DEMIURGIC, a. Pertaining to a demiurge, or to creative power.
15082 democracy DEMOCRACY, n. [Gr. People, and to possess, to govern.] Government by the people; a form of ...
15083 democrat DEMOCRAT, n. One who adheres to a government by the people, or favors the extension of the right ...
15084 democratic DEMOCRATIC,
15085 democratical DEMOCRATICAL, a. Popular; pertaining to democracy or government by the people; as a democratical ...
15086 democratically DEMOCRATICALLY, adv. In a democratical manner.
15087 demolish DEMOLISH, v.t. [L. To build.] To throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy, as a heap or structure; ...
15088 demolished DEMOLISHED, pp. Pulled down; thrown down; razed; destroyed, as a fabric or structure.
15089 demolisher DEMOLISHER, n. One who pulls or throws down; one who destroys or lays waste; as a demolisher of ...
15090 demolishing DEMOLISHING, ppr. Pulling or throwing down; destroying.
15091 demolishment DEMOLISHMENT, n. Ruin; overthrow.
15092 demolition DEMOLITION, n. The act of overthrowing, pulling down or destroying a pile or structure; ruin; ...
15093 demon DEMON, n. A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and the celestial ...
15094 demoness DEMONESS, n. A female demon.
15095 demoniac DEMONIAC or DEMONIACAL or DEMONIAN, a. 1. Pertaining to demons or evil spirits.2. Influenced by ...
15096 demoniacs DEMONIACS, n. In church history, a branch of the Anabaptists, whose distinguishing tenet is, that ...
15097 demonocracy DEMONOCRACY, n. [Gr. Demon and to hold.] The power or government of demons.
15098 demonolatry DEMONOLATRY, n. [Gr. Demon and worship.] The worship of demons, or of evil spirits.
15099 demonology DEMONOLOGY, n. [Gr. Demon and discourse.] A discourse on demons; a treatise on evil spirits. So ...
15100 demonomist DEMONOMIST, n. [Gr. Demon and law.] One that lives in subjection to the devil, or to evil spirits.
15101 demonomy DEMONOMY, n. The dominion of demons, or of evil spirits.
15102 demonship DEMONSHIP, n. The state of a demon.
15103 demonstrable DEMONSTRABLE, a. That may be demonstrated; that may be proved beyond doubt or contradiction; ...
15104 demonstrableness DEMONSTRABLENESS, n. The quality of being demonstrable.
15105 demonstrably DEMONSTRABLY, adv. In a manner to preclude doubt; beyond the possibility of contradiction.
15106 demonstrate DEMONSTRATE, v.t. [L. To show.]1. To show or prove to be certain; to prove beyond the possibility ...
15107 demonstrated DEMONSTRATED, pp. Proved beyond the possibility of doubt; rendered certain to the mind.
15108 demonstrating DEMONSTRATING, ppr. Proving to be certain; evincing beyond the possibility of doubt.
15109 demonstration DEMONSTRATION, n.1. The act of demonstrating, or of exhibiting certain proof.2. The highest ...
15110 demonstrative DEMONSTRATIVE, a. 1. Showing or proving by certain evidence; having the power of demonstration; ...
15111 demonstratively DEMONSTRATIVELY, adv. With certain evidence; with proof which cannot be questioned; certainly; ...
15112 demonstrator DEMONSTRATOR, n. 1. One who demonstrates; one who proves any thing with certainty, or with ...
15113 demonstratory DEMONSTRATORY, a. Tending to demonstrate; having a tendency to prove beyond a possibility of ...
15114 demoralization DEMORALIZATION, n. The act of subverting or corrupting morals; destruction of moral principles.
15115 demoralize DEMORALIZE, v.t. To corrupt or undermine the morals of ; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral ...
15116 demoralized DEMORALIZED, pp. Corrupted in morals.
15117 demoralizing DEMORALIZING, ppr. 1. Corrupting or destroying morals or moral principles.2. A. Tending to ...
15118 demulce DEMULCE, v.t. Demuls. To sooth; to soften or pacify.
15119 demulcent DEMULCENT, a. [L. To stroke, to soften; allied perhaps to mollis, mellow.] Softening; mollifying; ...
15120 demur DEMUR, v.i. [L. To stay or delay.]1. To stop; to pause; to hesitate; to suspend proceeding; to ...
15121 demure DEMURE, a. Sober; grave; modest; downcast; as a demure countenance; a demure abasing of the ...
15122 demurely DEMURELY, adv. With grave, solemn countenance; with a fixed look; with a solemn gravity.Esops ...
15123 demureness DEMURENESS, n. Gravity of countenance; soberness; a modest look.
15124 demurrage DEMURRAGE, n. An allowance made to the master of a trading vessel, for delay or detention in port ...
15125 demurrer DEMURRER, n.1. One who demure.2. In law, a stop at some point in the pleadings, and a resting of ...
15126 demurring DEMURRING, ppr. Stopping; pausing; suspending proceedings or decision; resting or abiding on a ...
15127 demy DEMY,1. A particular size of paper; a kind of paper of small size.2. A half fellow at Magdalen ...
15128 den DEN, n.1. A cave or hollow place in the earth; usually applied to a cave, pit, or subterraneous ...
15129 denarcotize DENARCOTIZE, v.t. [de and narcotic.] To deprive of the narcotic principle or quality; as, to ...
15130 denary DENARY, a. Containing ten.DENARY, n. The number ten.
15131 denationalize DENATIONALIZE, v.t. To divest of national character or rights, by transferrence to the service of ...
15132 denay DENAY, n. Denial; refusal.DENAY, v.t. To deny.
15133 dendrachate DENDRACHATE, n. [Gr. A tree, and agate.] Arborescent agate; agate containing the figures of shrubs ...
15134 dendrite DENDRITE, n. [Gr. A tree.] A stone or mineral on or in which are the figures of shrubs or trees; ...
15135 dendritic DENDRITIC,
15136 dendritical DENDRITICAL, a. Containing the figures of shrubs or trees.
15137 dendroid DENDROID, a. [Gr. A tree, and form.] Resembling a shrub.
15138 dendroit DENDROIT, n. A fossil which has some resemblance in form to the branch of a tree.
15139 dendrolite DENDROLITE, n. [Gr. A tree and a stone.] A petrified or fossil shrub, plant, or part of a plant.
15140 dendrology DENDROLOGY, n. [Gr. A tree and a discourse.] A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural ...
15141 dendrometer DENDROMETER, n. [Gr. Tree and to measure.] An instrument to measure the highth and diameter of ...
15142 denegate DENEGATE, v.t. To deny.
15143 denegation DENEGATION, n. Denial.
15144 deniable DENIABLE, a. That may be denied, or contradicted.
15145 denial DENIAL, n.1. An affirmation to the contrary; an assertion that a declaration or fact stated is not ...
15146 denier DENIER, n. One who denies, or contradicts; one who refuses or rejects; a disowner; one who does ...
15147 denigrate DENIGRATE, v.t. [L. Black.] To blacken; to make black.
15148 denigration DENIGRATION, n. The act of making black; a blackening.
15149 denitration DENITRATION, n. A disengaging of nitric acid.
15150 denization DENIZATION, n. The act of making one a denizen, subject or citizen. This in England is done by ...
15151 denizen DENIZEN, n. 1. In England, an alien who is made a subject by the kings letters patent, holding a ...
15152 denomiinable DENOMIINABLE, a. That may be denominated, or named.
15153 denominate DENOMINATE, v.t. [L. To name.] To name; to give a name or epithet to; as, a race of intelligent ...
15154 denominated DENOMINATED, pp. Named; called.
15155 denominating DENOMINATING, ppr. Naming.
15156 denomination DENOMINATION, n.1. The act of naming.2. A name or appellation; a vocal sound, customarily used to ...
15157 denominative DENOMINATIVE, a. That gives a name; that confers a distinct appellation.
15158 denominator DENOMINATOR, n. 1. He that gives a name.2. In arithmetic, that number placed below the line in ...
15159 denotable DENOTABLE, a. That may be denoted or marked.
15160 denotation DENOTATION, n. The act of denoting.
15161 denotative DENOTATIVE, a. Having power to denote.
15162 denote DENOTE, v.t. [L. To note or mark.]1. To mark; to signify by a visible sign; to indicate; to ...
15163 denoted DENOTED, pp. Marked; signified, indicated.
15164 denotement DENOTEMENT, n. Sign; indication.
15165 denoting DENOTING, ppr. Marking; expressing; indicating.
15166 denouement DENOUEMENT, n. The unraveling or discovery of a plot.
15167 denounce DENOUNCE, v.t. [L. To tell, or declare.]1. To declare solemnly; to proclaim in a threatening ...
15168 denounced DENOUNCED, pp. 1. Threatened by open declaration; as, punishment is denounced against the ...
15169 denouncement DENOUNCEMENT, n. The declaration of a menace, or of evil; denunciation.
15170 denouncer DENOUNCER, n. One who denounces, or declares a menace.Here comes the sad denouncer of my fate.
15171 denouncing DENOUNCING, ppr. Declaring, as a threat; threatening; accusing.
15172 dense DENSE, a.1. Close; compact; having its constituent parts closely united; applied to solids or ...
15173 denseness DENSENESS, n. The same as density.
15174 density DENSITY, n. 1. Closeness of constituent parts; compactness. Density is opposed to rarity; and in ...
15175 dent DENT, n.1. Literally, a tooth or projecting point. But it is used to express a gap or notch, or ...
15176 dental DENTAL, a. Pertaining to the teeth. In grammar, formed or pronounced by the teeth, with the aid ...
15177 dentalite DENTALITE, n. A fossil shell of the genus Dentalium.
15178 dentate DENTATE,
15179 dentated DENTATED, a. Toothed; notched.In botany, a dentated root is one that consists of a concatenation ...
15180 dentato-sinuate DENTATO-SINUATE, a. Having points like teeth with hollows about the edge.
15181 dented DENTED, a. Indented; impressed with little hollows.
15182 dentelli DENTELLI, n. Modillions.
15183 denticle DENTICLE, n. A small tooth or projecting point.
15184 denticulate DENTICULATE,
15185 denticulated DENTICULATED, a. [L. A tooth.] Having small teeth or notches; as a denticulate leaf, calyx or ...
15186 denticulation DENTICULATION, n. The state of being set with small teeth, or prominences or points, resembling ...
15187 dentiform DENTIFORM, a. [L. A tooth and form.] Having the form of a tooth.
15188 dentifrice DENTIFRICE, n. [L. A tooth and to rub] A powder or other substance to be used in cleaning the ...
15189 dentil DENTIL, n. [L. A tooth.] In architecture, an ornament in cornices bearing some resemblance to ...
15190 dentist DENTIST, n. One whose occupation is to clean and extract teeth, or repair the loss of them.
15191 dentition DENTITION, n. [L. To breed teeth.]1. The breeding or cutting of teeth in infancy.2. The time of ...
15192 dentize DENTIZE, v.t. To renew the teeth, or have them renewed.
15193 dentoid DENTOID, a. [L. A tooth and form.] Having a form of teeth.
15194 denudate DENUDATE or DENUDE, v.t. [L. To make bare; naked.] To strip; to divest of all covering; to make ...
15195 denudation DENUDATION, n. 1. The act of stripping off covering; a making bare.2. In geology, the act of ...
15196 denuded DENUDED, pp. Stripped; divested of covering; laid bare.
15197 denuding DENUDING, ppr. Stripping of covering; making bare.
15198 denunciate DENUNCIATE, v.t. To denounce, which see.
15199 denunciation DENUNCIATION, n. 1. Publication; proclamation; annunciation; preaching; as a faithful ...
15200 denunciator DENUNCIATOR, n. 1. He that denounces; one who publishes or proclaims, especially intended evil; ...
15201 deny DENY, v.t.1. To contradict; to gainsay; to declare a statement or position not to be true. We ...
15202 deobstruct DEOBSTRUCT, v.t. [L. To stop; to pile.]To remove obstructions, or impediments to a passage; to ...
15203 deobstructed DEOBSTRUCTED, pp. Cleared of obstructions; opened.
15204 deobstructing DEOBSTRUCTING, ppr. Removing impediments to a passage.
15205 deobstruent DEOBSTRUENT, a. Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the ...
15206 deodand DEODAND, n. [L. To be given to God.] In England, a personal chattel which is the immediate ...
15207 deonerate DEONERATE, v.t. To unload.
15208 deoppilate DEOPPILATE, v.t. To free from obstructions; to clear a passage.
15209 deoppilation DEOPPILATION, n. The removal of obstructions.
15210 deoppilative DEOPPILATIVE, a. Deobstruent; aperient.
15211 deordination DEORDINATION, n. Disorder.
15212 deosculate DEOSCULATE, v.t. To kiss.
15213 deosculation DEOSCULATION, n. A kissing.
15214 deosydated DEOSYDATED, pp. Reduced from the state of an oxyd.
15215 deoxydate DEOXYDATE, v.t. To deprive of oxygen, or reduce from the state of an oxyd.
15216 deoxydating DEOXYDATING, ppr. Reducing from the state of an oxyd.
15217 deoxydation DEOXYDATION, n. The act or process of reducing from the state of an oxyd.
15218 deoxydization DEOXYDIZATION, n. Deoxydation.
15219 deoxydize DEOXYDIZE, v.t. To deoxydate.
15220 deoxydized DEOXYDIZED, pp. Deoxydated.
15221 deoxydizing DEOXYDIZING, ppr. Deoxydating.NOTE. Deoxydate and deoxydize are synonymous; but the former is ...
15222 deoxygenate DEOXYGENATE, v.t. To deprive of oxygen.
15223 deoxygenated DEOXYGENATED, v.t. Deprived of oxygen.
15224 deoxygenating DEOXYGENATING, ppr. Depriving of oxygen.
15225 deoxygenation DEOXYGENATION, n. The act or operation of depriving of oxygen.
15226 depaint DEPAINT, v.t. [L. To paint.]1. To paint; to picture; to represent in colors, as by painting the ...
15227 depainted DEPAINTED, pp. Painted; represented in colors; described.
15228 depainter DEPAINTER, n. A painter.
15229 depainting DEPAINTING, ppr. Painting; representing in colors; describing.
15230 depart DEPART, v.i.1. To go or move from.Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire. Matt. 25.It ...
15231 departer DEPARTER, n. One who refines metals by separation.
15232 departing DEPARTING, ppr. Going from; leaving; desisting; forsaking; vanishing; dying.DEPARTING, n. A going ...
15233 department DEPARTMENT, n.1. Literally, a separation or division; hence, a separate part, or portion; a ...
15234 departmental DEPARTMENTAL, a. Pertaining to a department, or division.
15235 departure DEPARTURE, n.1. The act of going away; a moving from or leaving a place; as a departure from ...
15236 depascent DEPASCENT, a. [L. To feed.] Feeding.
15237 depasture DEPASTURE, v.t. To eat up; to consume.DEPASTURE, v.i. To feed; to graze.If a man takes in a ...
15238 depasturing DEPASTURING, ppr. Feeding; grazing; eating up.
15239 depauperate DEPAUPERATE, v.t. [L. To beggar.] To make poor; to impoverish; to deprive of fertility or ...
15240 depauperated DEPAUPERATED, pp. Impoverished; made poor.
15241 depauperating DEPAUPERATING, ppr. Impoverishing; making poor.
15242 depectible DEPECTIBLE, a. [L. To comb.] Tough; thick.
15243 depeinct DEPEINCT, v.t. To paint.
15244 depend DEPEND, v.i. [L. To hang.] 1. To hang; to be sustained by being fastened or attached to ...
15245 dependable DEPENDABLE, a. That may be depended on; as dependable friendships.
15246 dependence DEPENDENCE,
15247 dependency DEPENDENCY, n. 1. A state of hanging down from a supporter.2. Any thing hanging down; a series ...
15248 dependent DEPENDENT, a. 1. Hanging down; as a dependent leaf.The furs in the tails were dependent.2. ...
15249 depender DEPENDER, n. One who depends; a dependent.
15250 depending DEPENDING, ppr. 1. Hanging down; relying.2. A. Pending; undecided; as a suit or question.
15251 deperdit DEPERDIT, a. That which is lost or destroyed.
15252 deperdition DEPERDITION, n. Loss; destruction.
15253 dephlegmate DEPHLEGMATE, v.t. [Gr. To burn.] To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or ...
15254 dephlegmation DEPHLEGMATION, n. The operation of separating water from spirits and acids, by evaporation or ...
15255 dephlegmedness DEPHLEGMEDNESS, n. A state of being freed from water.
15256 dephlogisticate DEPHLOGISTICATE, v.t. [Gr. Burnt, inflammable.] To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed ...
15257 dephlogisticated DEPHLOGISTICATED, pp. Deprived of phlogiston. Dephlogisticated air, is an elastic fluid capable of ...
15258 depict DEPICT, v.t. [L. To paint.] 1. To paint; to portray; to form a likeness in colors; as, to depict ...
15259 depicted DEPICTED, pp. Painted; represented in colors; described.
15260 depicting DEPICTING, ppr. Painting; representing in colors, or in words.
15261 depicture DEPICTURE, v.t. To paint; to picture; to represent in colors.
15262 depilate DEPILATE, v.t. [L. Hair.] To strip of hair.
15263 depilation DEPILATION, n. The act of pulling off the hair.
15264 depilatory DEPILATORY, a. Having the quality or power to take off hair and make bald.DEPILATORY, n. Any ...
15265 depilous DEPILOUS, a. Without hair.
15266 deplantation DEPLANTATION, n. The act of taking up plants from beds.
15267 depletion DEPLETION, n. [L. To fill.] The act of emptying; particularly, in the medical art, the act of ...
15268 deplorable DEPLORABLE, a.1. That may be deplored or lamented; lamentable; that demands or causes lamentation; ...
15269 deplorableness DEPLORABLENESS, n. The state of being deplorable; misery; wretchedness; a miserable state.
15270 deplorably DEPLORABLY, adv. In a manner to be deplored; lamentably; miserable; as, manners are deplorably ...
15271 deploration DEPLORATION, n. The act of lamenting. In music, a dirge or mournful strain.
15272 deplore DEPLORE, v.t. [L. To howl; to wail.] To lament; to bewail; to mourn; to feel or express deep and ...
15273 deplored DEPLORED, pp. Lamented; bewailed; deeply regretted.
15274 deploredly DEPLOREDLY, adv. Lamentably.
15275 deplorer DEPLORER, n. One who deplores, or deeply laments; a deep mourner.
15276 deploring DEPLORING, ppr. Bewailing; deeply lamenting.
15277 deploy DEPLOY, v.t. To display; to open; to extend; a military term.DEPLOY, v.i. To open; to extend; to ...
15278 deploying DEPLOYING, ppr. Opening; extending; displaying.
15279 deplumation DEPLUMATION, n. 1. The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers.2. A tumor of the eye-lids ...
15280 deplume DEPLUME, v.t. [L. A feather.] To strip or pluck off feathers; to deprive of plumage.
15281 deplumed DEPLUMED, pp. Stripped of feathers or plumes.
15282 depluming DEPLUMING, ppr. Stripping off plumes or feathers.
15283 depolarize DEPOLARIZE, v.t. To deprive of polarity.
15284 depone DEPONE, v.t. To lay down as a pledge; to wage.
15285 deponent DEPONENT, a.1. Laying down.2. A deponent verb, in the Latin Grammar, is a verb which has a ...
15286 depopulate DEPOPULATE, v.t. [L. To ravage or lay waste.] To dispeople; to unpeople; to deprive of ...
15287 depopulated DEPOPULATED, pp. Dispeopled; deprived of inhabitants.
15288 depopulating DEPOPULATING, ppr. Dispeopling; depriving of inhabitants.
15289 depopulation DEPOPULATION, n. The act of dispeopling; destruction or expulsion of inhabitants.
15290 depopulator DEPOPULATOR, n. One who depopulates; one who destroys or expels the inhabitants of a city, town or ...
15291 deport DEPORT, v.t. [L. To carry.]1. With the reciprocal pronoun, to carry; to demean; to behave.Let an ...
15292 deportation DEPORTATION, n. Transportation; a carrying away; a removal from one country to another, or to a ...
15293 deported DEPORTED, pp. Carried away; transported; banished.
15294 deporting DEPORTING, ppr. Carrying away; removing to a distant place or country; transporting; banishing.
15295 deportment DEPORTMENT, n. Carriage; manner of acting in relation to the duties of life; behavior; demeanor ; ...
15296 deposable DEPOSABLE, a. That may be deposed, or deprived of office.
15297 deposal DEPOSAL, n. The act of deposing, or divesting of office.
15298 depose DEPOSE, v.t. [L. To lay or put.]1. To lay down; to throw; to let fall; as, the flood deposed fine ...
15299 deposed DEPOSED, pp. Dethroned; degraded; testified.
15300 deposer DEPOSER, n. One who deposes or degrades from office.
15301 deposing DEPOSING, ppr. Dethroning; degrading; bearing witness.DEPOSING, n. The act of dethroning.
15302 deposit DEPOSIT, v.t.1. To lay down; to lay; to throw down. A crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand. A ...
15303 depositary DEPOSITARY, n. 1. A person with whom any thing is left or lodged in trust; one to whom a thing is ...
15304 depositing DEPOSITING, ppr. Laying down; pledging; repositing.
15305 deposition DEPOSITION, n. 1. The act of laying or throwing down; as, soil is formed by the deposition of ...
15306 depository DEPOSITORY, n. A place where any thing is lodged for safe-keeping. A warehouse is a depository ...
15307 depositum DEPOSITUM, n. A deposit.
15308 depot DEPOT. [A french word. See deposit.]
15309 depravation DEPRAVATION, n.1. The act of making bad or worse; the act of corrupting.2. The state of being made ...
15310 deprave DEPRAVE, v.t. [L. Crooked, perverse, wicked.]1. To make bad or worse; to impair good qualities; ...
15311 depraved DEPRAVED, pp. 1. Made bad or worse; vitiated; tainted; corrupted.2. A. Corrupt; wicked; ...
15312 depravedly DEPRAVEDLY, adv. In a corrupt manner.
15313 depravedness DEPRAVEDNESS, n. Corruption; taint; a vitiated state.
15314 depravement DEPRAVEMENT, n. A vitiated state.
15315 depraver DEPRAVER, n. A corrupted; he who citiates; a vilifier.
15316 depraving DEPRAVING, n. A traducing.
15317 depravity DEPRAVITY, n.1. Corruption; a vitiated state; as the depravity of manners and morals.2. A ...
15318 deprecate DEPRECATE, v.t. [L. To pray.]1. To pray against; to pray or intreat that a present evil may be ...
15319 deprecated DEPRECATED, pp. Prayed against; deeply regretted.
15320 deprecating DEPRECATING, ppr. Praying against; regretting.
15321 deprecation DEPRECATION, n.1. A praying against; a praying that an evil may be removed or prevented.2. ...
15322 deprecative DEPRECATIVE, a. 1. That serves to deprecate; tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; as ...
15323 deprecator DEPRECATOR, n. One who deprecates.
15324 deprecatory DEPRECATORY,
15325 depreciate DEPRECIATE, v.t. [Low L. Price.]1. To lessen the price of a thing; to cry down the price or ...
15326 depreciated DEPRECIATED, pp. Lessened in value or price; undervalued.
15327 depreciating DEPRECIATING, ppr. 1. Lessening the price or worth; undervaluing.2. Falling in value.
15328 depreciation DEPRECIATION, n.1. The act of lessening or crying down price or value.2. The falling of value; ...
15329 depredate DEPREDATE,v.t. [L. To plunder; prey.]1. To plunder; to rob; to pillage; to take the property of an ...
15330 depredated DEPREDATED, pp. Spoiled; plundered; wasted; pillaged.
15331 depredating DEPREDATING, ppr. Plundering; robbing; pillaging.
15332 depredation DEPREDATION, n. 1. The act of plundering; a robbing; a pillaging.2. Waste; consumption; a taking ...
15333 depredator DEPREDATOR, n. One who plunders, or pillages; a spoiler; a waster.
15334 depredatory DEPREDATORY, a. Plundering; spoiling; consisting in pillaging.
15335 deprehend DEPREHEND, v.t. [L. To take or seize.]1. To catch; to take unawares or by surprise; to seize, as ...
15336 deprehended DEPREHENDED, pp. Taken by surprise; caught; seized; discovered.
15337 deprehending DEPREHENDING, ppr. Taking unawares; catching; seizing; discovering.
15338 deprehensible DEPREHENSIBLE, a. That may be caught, or discovered.
15339 deprehensibleness DEPREHENSIBLENESS, n. Capableness of being caught or discovered.
15340 deprehension DEPREHENSION, n. A catching or seizing; a discovery.
15341 depress DEPRESS, v.t. [L. To press.]1. To press down; to press to a lower state or position; as, to ...
15342 depressing DEPRESSING, ppr. Pressing down; lowering in place; letting fall; sinking; dejecting; abasing; ...
15343 depression DEPRESSION, n.1. The act of pressing down; or the state of being pressed down; a low state.2. A ...
15344 depressive DEPRESSIVE, a. Able or tending to depress or cast down.
15345 depressor DEPRESSOR, n.1. He that presses down; an oppressor.2. In anatomy, a muscle that depresses or ...
15346 deprivable DEPRIVABLE, a. That may be deprived.A chaplain shall be deprivable by the founder, not by the ...
15347 deprivation DEPRIVATION, n.1. The act of depriving; a taking away.2. A state of being deprived; loss; want; ...
15348 deprive DEPRIVE, v.t. [L. To take away.]1. To take from; to bereave of something possessed or enjoyed; ...
15349 deprived DEPRIVED, pp. Bereft; divested; hindered; stripped of office or dignity; deposed; degraded.
15350 deprivement DEPRIVEMENT, n. The state of losing or being deprived.
15351 depriver DEPRIVER, n. He or that which deprives or bereaves.
15352 depriving DEPRIVING, ppr. Bereaving; taking away what is possessed; divesting; hindering from enjoying; ...
15353 depth DEPTH, n.1. Deepness; the distance or measure of a thing from the surface to the bottom, or to the ...
15354 depulsion DEPULSION, n. [L. To drive.] A driving or thrusting away.
15355 depulsory DEPULSORY, a. Driving or thrusting away; averting.
15356 depurate DEPURATE, v.t. To purify; to free from impurities, heterogeneous matter or feculence; a chimical ...
15357 depurated DEPURATED, pp. Purified from heterogeneous matter, or from impurities.
15358 depurating DEPURATING, ppr. Purifying; freeing from impurities.
15359 depuration DEPURATION, n.1. The act of purifying or freeing fluids from heterogeneous matter. This is done ...
15360 depuratory DEPURATORY, a. Cleansing; purifying; or tending to purify. A depuratory fever, is a fever that ...
15361 depure DEPURE, v.t. To depurate.
15362 deputation DEPUTATION, n.1. The act of appointing a substitute or representative to act for another; the act ...
15363 depute DEPUTE, v.t. To appoint as a substitute or agent to act for another; to appoint and send with a ...
15364 deputed DEPUTED, pp. Appointed as a substitute; appointed and sent with special authority to act for ...
15365 deputing DEPUTING, ppr. Appointing as a substitute; appointed and sent with special authority to act for ...
15366 deputize DEPUTIZE, v.t. To appoint a deputy; to empower to act for another, as a sheriff.
15368 deputy-collector DEPUTY-COLLECTOR, n. A person appointed to perform the duties of a collector of the customs, in ...
15369 deputy-marshall DEPUTY-MARSHALL, n. One appointed to act in the place of the marshal.
15370 deputy-post-master DEPUTY-POST-MASTER, n. A person who is appointed to act as post-master, in subordination to the ...
15371 deputy-sheriff DEPUTY-SHERIFF, n. A person deputed or authorized to perform the duties of the sheriff, as his ...
15367 deputy DEPUTY, n.1. A person appointed or elected to act for another, especially a person sent with a ...
15372 der DER, prefixed to names of places, may be from Sax. deor, a wild beast, or from dur, water.
15373 deracinate DERACINATE, v.t. To pluck up by the roots; to extirpate.
15374 deracinated DERACINATED, pp. Plucked up by the roots; extirpated.
15375 deracinating DERACINATING, ppr. Tearing up by the roots; extirpating.
15376 deraign DERAIGN or DERAIN, v.t. To prove; to justify; to vindicate, as an assertion; to clear ones self.
15377 deraignment DERAIGNMENT,
15378 derainment DERAINMENT, n. The act of deraining; proof; justification. A like word was formerly used in the ...
15379 derange DERANGE, v.t.1. To put out of order; to disturb the regular order of; to throw into confusion; as, ...
15380 deranged DERANGED, pp. Put out of order; disturbed; embarrassed; confused; disordered in mind; delirious; ...
15381 derangement DERANGEMENT, n.1. A putting out of order; disturbance of regularity or regular course; ...
15382 deranging DERANGING, ppr. 1. Putting out of order; disturbing regularity or regular course; embarrassment; ...
15383 deray DERAY, v.t. Tumult; disorder; merriment.
15384 dere DERE, v.t. To hurt.
15385 derelict DERELICT, a. [L. To leave.] Left; abandoned.DERELICT, n.1. In law, an article of goods, or any ...
15386 dereliction DERELICTION, n.1. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim; an utter forsaking; ...
15387 deride DERIDE, v.t. [L. To laugh.] To laugh at in contempt; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to ...
15388 derided DERIDED, pp. Laughed at in contempt; mocked; ridiculed.
15389 derider DERIDER, n. 1. One who laughs at another in contempt; a mocker; a scoffer.2. A droll or buffoon.
15390 deriding DERIDING, ppr. Laughing at with contempt; mocking; ridiculing.
15391 deridingly DERIDINGLY, adv. By way of derision or mockery.
15392 derision DERISION, n.1. The act of laughing at in contempt.2. Contempt manifested by laughter; scorn.I am ...
15393 derisive DERISIVE, a. Containing derision; mocking; ridiculing.Derisive taunts.
15394 derisively DERISIVELY, adv. With mockery or contempt.
15395 derisory DERISORY, a. Mocking; ridiculing.
15396 derivable DERIVABLE, a. 1. That may be derived; that may be drawn, or received, as from a source. Income is ...
15397 derivate DERIVATE, n. A word derived from another.
15398 derivation DERIVATION, n.1. The act of deriving, drawing or receiving from a source; as the derivation of an ...
15399 derivative DERIVATIVE, a.1. Derived; taken or having proceeded from another or something preceding; ...
15400 derivatively DERIVATIVELY, adv. In a derivative manner; by derivation.
15401 derive DERIVE, v.t. [L. A stream.]1. To draw from, as in a regular course or channel; to receive from a ...
15402 derived DERIVED, pp. Drawn, as from a source; deduced; received; regularly conveyed; descended; ...
15403 deriver DERIVER, n. One who derives, or draws from a source.
15404 deriving DERIVING, ppr. Drawing; receiving; deducing; communicating; diverting or turning into another ...
15405 dermal DERMAL, a. Pertaining to skin; consisting of skin.
15406 dermoid DERMOID, a. Pertaining to the skin; a medical term.
15407 dern DERN, a. Solitary; sad; cruel.
15408 dernful DERNFUL, a. Sad; mournful.
15409 dernier DERNIER, a. Last; final; ultimate; as the dernier resort.
15410 dernly DERNLY, adv. Sadly; mournfully.
15411 derogate DEROGATE, v.t. [L. To ask, to propose. In ancient Rome, rogo was used in proposing new laws, and ...
15412 derogated DEROGATED, pp. Diminished in value; degraded; damaged.
15413 derogately DEROGATELY, adv. In a manner to lessen or take from.
15414 derogating DEROGATING, ppr. Annulling a part. Lessening by taking from.
15415 derogation DEROGATION, n. 1. The act of annulling or revoking a law, or some part of it. More generally, ...
15416 derogative DEROGATIVE, a. Derogatory.
15417 derogatorily DEROGATORILY, adv. In a detracting manner.
15418 derogatoriness DEROGATORINESS, n. The quality of being derogatory.
15419 derogatory DEROGATORY, a. 1. Detracting or tending to lessen by taking something from; that lessens the ...
15420 derring DERRING, a. Daring.
15421 dervis DERVIS, n. A turkish priest or monk, who professes extreme poverty, and leads an austere life.
15422 descant DESCANT, n. 1. A song or tune composed in parts.2. A song or tune with various modulations.The ...
15423 descanting DESCANTING, ppr. Singing in parts or with various modulations; discoursing freely; ...
15424 descend DESCEND, v.i. [L. To climb.]1. To move or pass from a higher to a lower place; to move, come or go ...
15425 descendant DESCENDANT, n. Any person proceeding from an ancestor in any degree; issue; offspring, in the line ...
15426 descendent DESCENDENT, a. 1. Descending; falling; sinking.2. Proceeding from an original or ancestor.
15427 descendibility DESCENDIBILITY, n. The quality of being descendible, or capable of being trnasmitted from ...
15428 descendible DESCENDIBLE, a.1. That may be descended, or passed down; as, the hill is descendible.2. That may ...
15429 descension DESCENSION, n.1. The act of going downwards; descent; a falling or sinking; declension; ...
15430 descensional DESCENSIONAL, a. Pertaining to descent.
15431 descensive DESCENSIVE, a. Tending downwards; having power to descend.
15432 descent DESCENT, n.1. The act of descending; the act of passing from a higher to a lower place, by any ...
15433 describable DESCRIBABLE, a. That may be described; capable of description.
15434 describe DESCRIBE, v.t. [L. To write.]1. To delineate or mark the form or figure; as, to describe a circle ...
15435 described DESCRIBED, pp. Represented in form by marks or figures; delineated; represented by words or signs.
15436 describer DESCRIBER, n. One who describes by marks, words or signs.
15437 describing DESCRIBING, ppr. Representing the form or figure of, by lines or marks; communicating a view of, ...
15438 descried DESCRIED, pp. Espied; discovered; seen.
15439 descrier DESCRIER, n. One who espies, or discovers; a discoverer; a detecter.
15440 description DESCRIPTION, n.1. The act of delineating, or representing the figure of any thing by a plan, to be ...
15441 descriptiv DESCRIPTIV,E, a. Containing description; tending to describe; having the quality of representing; ...
15442 descry DESCRY, v.t.1. To espy; to explore; to examine by observation.The house of Joseph sent to descry ...
15443 descrying DESCRYING, ppr. Descovering; espying.
15444 desecrate DESECRATE, v.t. [L. To consecrate, from sacred.]1. To divert from a sacred purpose or ...
15445 desecrated DESECRATED, pp. Diverted from a sacred purpose or appropriation; divested of a sacred character or ...
15446 desecrating DESECRATING, ppr. Diverting from a purpose to which a thing is consecrated; divested of a sacred ...
15447 desecration DESECRATION, n. The act of diverting from a sacred purpose or use to which a thing had been ...
15448 desert DESERT, a. S as z [L. To sow, plant or scatter.]1. Literally, forsaken; hence, uninhabited; as a ...
15449 deserted DESERTED, pp. Wholly forsaken; abandoned; left.
15450 deserter DESERTER, n. A person who forsakes his cause, his post, or his party or friend; particularly, a ...
15451 desertful DESERTFUL, a. High in desert; meritorious.
15452 deserting DESERTING, ppr. Forsaking utterly; abandoning.
15453 desertion DESERTION, n. 1. The act of forsaking or abandoning, as a party, a friend, a country, an army or ...
15454 desertless DESERTLESS, a. Without merit or claim to favor or reward.
15455 desertlessly DESERTLESSLY, adv. Undeservedly.
15456 desertrice DESERTRICE,
15457 desertrix DESERTRIX, n. A female who deserts.
15458 deserve DESERVE, v.t. [L. To serve.]1. To merit; to be worthy of; applied to good or evil.2. To merit by ...
15459 deserved DESERVED, pp. Merited; worthy of.
15460 deservedly DESERVEDLY, adv. Justly; according to desert, whether of good or evil. A man may be deservedly ...
15461 deserver DESERVER, n. He who deserves or merits; one who is worthy of; used generally in a good sense.
15462 deserving DESERVING, ppr. 1. Meriting; having a just claim to reward; justly meriting punishment.2. Worthy ...
15463 deservingly DESERVINGLY, adv. Meritoriously; with just desert.
15464 deshabille DESHABILLE or DESHABIL, n. An undress; a loose morning dress; hence, any home dress; as, the lady ...
15465 desiccant DESICCANT, a. Drying.DESICCANT, n. A medicine or application that dries a sore.
15466 desiccate DESICCATE, v.t. [L. To dry.] to dry; to exhaust of moisture; to exhale or remove moisture ...
15467 desiccated DESICCATED, pp. Dried.
15468 desiccating DESICCATING, ppr. Drying; exhausting moisture.
15469 desiccation DESICCATION, n. The act of making dry; the state of being dried.
15470 desiccative DESICCATIVE, a. Drying; tending to dry; that has the power to dry.
15471 desiderate DESIDERATE,v.t. [from the L.] To want; to miss.
15472 desideratum DESIDERATUM, n. Plu. Desiderata. [L. To desire.] That which is desired; that which is not ...
15473 design DESIGN, v.t.[L. To seal or stamp, that is, to set or throw.]1. To delineate a form or figure by ...
15474 designable DESIGNABLE, a. 1. Capable of being designed or marked out.2. Distinguishable.
15475 designate DESIGNATE, v.t.1. To mark out or show, so as to make known; to indicate by bisible lines, marks, ...
15476 designated DESIGNATED, pp. Marked out; indicated; shown; pointed out appointed.
15477 designating DESIGNATING, ppr. Marking out; indicating; pointing out; appointing.
15478 designation DESIGNATION, n.1. The act of pointing or marking out by signs or objects; as the designation of an ...
15479 designative DESIGNATIVE, a. Serving to designate or indicate.
15480 designator DESIGNATOR, n. A Roman officer who assigned to each person his rank and place in public shows and ...
15481 designed DESIGNED, pp. Marked out; delineated; planned; intended.
15482 designedly DESIGNEDLY, adv. By design; purposely; intentionally; opposed to accidentally, ignorantly, or ...
15483 designer DESIGNER, n.1. One who designs, marks out or plans; one who frames a scheme or project; a ...
15484 designfulness DESIGNFULNESS, n. Abundance of design.
15485 designing DESIGNING, ppr.1. Forming a design; plnning; delineating the outline; drawing figures on a ...
15486 designless DESIGNLESS, a. Without design or intention; inadvertent.
15487 designlessly DESIGNLESSLY, adv. Without design; inadvertently; ignorantly.
15488 designment DESIGNMENT, n.1. Design; sketch; delineation.2. Design; purpose; aim; intent; scheme.
15489 desinence DESINENCE, n. End; close.
15490 desinent DESINENT, a. Ending; extreme; lower-most.
15491 desipient DESIPIENT, a. [L. To dote; to be wise.] trifling; foolish; playful.
15492 desirable DESIRABLE, a.1. Worthy of desire; that is to be wished for with sincerity or earnestness. An easy ...
15493 desirableness DESIRABLENESS,n. The quality of being desirable.
15494 desire DESIRE, n.1. An emotion or excitement of the mind, directed to the attainment or possession of an ...
15495 desired DESIRED, pp. Wished for; coveted; requested; entreated.
15496 desireless DESIRELESS, a. Free from desire.
15497 desirer DESIRER, n. One who desires or asks; one who wishes.
15498 desiring DESIRING, ppr. Wishing for; coveting; asking; expressing a wish; soliciting.
15499 desirous DESIROUS, a. Wishing for; wishing to obtain; coveting; solicitous to possess and enjoy.Be not ...
15500 desirously DESIROUSLY, adv. With desire; with earnest wishes.
15501 desirousness DESIROUSNESS, n. The state or affection of being desirous.
15502 desist DESIST, v.i. [L. To stand.] To stop; to cease to act or proceed; to forbear; with from; as, he ...
15503 desistance DESISTANCE, n. A ceasing to act or proceed; a stopping.
15504 desisting DESISTING, ppr. Ceasing to act or proceed.
15505 desitive DESITIVE, a. Final; conclusive.
15506 desk DESK, n.1. An inclining table for the use of writers and readers; usually made with a box or ...
15507 desmine DESMINE, n. A mineral that crystalizes in little silken tufts, which accompany spinellane in the ...
15508 desolate DESOLATE, a. 1. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; desert; uninhabited; denoting either ...
15509 desolated DESOLATED, pp. Deprived of inhabitants; wasted; ruined.
15510 desolately DESOLATELY, adv. In a desolate manner.
15511 desolater DESOLATER, n. One who lays waste or desolates; that which desolates.
15512 desolating DESOLATING, ppr. Depriving of inhabitants; wasting; ravaging.
15513 desolation DESOLATION, n.1. The act of desolating destruction or expulsion of inhabitants; destruction; ruin; ...
15514 desolatory DESOLATORY, a. Causing desolation.
15515 despair DESPAIR, n.1. Hopelessness; a hopeless state; a destitution of hope or expectation.We are ...
15516 despairer DESPAIRER, n. One without hope.
15517 despairful DESPAIRFUL, a. Hopeless.
15518 despairing DESPAIRING, ppr. Giving up all hope or expectation.
15519 despairingly DESPAIRINGLY, adv. In a despairing manner; in a manner indicating hopelessness; as, he speaks ...
15520 despatch DESPATCH, [See Dispatch.]
15521 despection DESPECTION, n. A looking down; a despising.
15522 desperado DESPERADO, n. A desperate fellow; a furious man; a madman; a person urged by furious passions; one ...
15523 desperate DESPERATE, a. [L. To despair.]1. Without hope.I am desperate of obtaining her.2. Without care of ...
15524 desperately DESPERATELY, adv. 1. In a desperate manner; as in despair; hence, furiously; with rage; madly; ...
15525 desperateness DESPERATENESS, n. Madness; fury; rash precipitance.
15526 desperation DESPERATION, n.1. A despairing; a giving up of hope; as desperation of success.2. Hopelessness; ...
15527 despicable DESPICABLE, a. [Low L. To look down, to despise; to look.] That may be or deserves to be despised; ...
15528 despicableness DESPICABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being despicable; meanness; vileness; worthlessness.
15529 despicably DESPICABLY, adv. Meanly; vilely; contemptibly; as despicably poor.
15530 despisable DESPISABLE, a. Despicable; contemptible.
15531 despisal DESPISAL, n. Contempt.
15532 despise DESPISE, .v.t.1. To contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have the lowest opinion of.Fools despise ...
15533 despised DESPISED, pp. Contemned; disdained; abhorred.
15534 despisedness DESPISEDNESS, n. The state of being despised.
15535 despiser DESPISER, n. A contemner; a scorner.
15536 despising DESPISING, ppr. Contemning; scorning; disdaining.DESPISING, n. Contempt.
15537 despisingly DESPISINGLY, adv. With contempt.
15538 despite DESPITE, n.1. Extreme malice; violent hatred; malignity; malice irritated or enraged; active ...
15539 despiteful DESPITEFUL, a. Full of spite; malicious; malignant; as a despiteful enemy.Hater of God, ...
15540 despitefully DESPITEFULLY, adv. With despite; maliciously; contemptuously.Pray for them that despitefully use ...
15541 despitefulness DESPITEFULNESS, n. Malice; extreme hatred; malignity.
15542 despiteous DESPITEOUS, a. Malicious.
15543 despiteously DESPITEOUSLY, adv.. Furiously.
15544 despoil DESPOIL,v.t. [L. To spoil.]1. To strip; to take from by force; to rob; to deprive; followed by of; ...
15545 despoiled DESPOILED, pp. Stripped; robbed; bereaved; deprived.
15546 despoiler DESPOILER, n. One who strips by force; a plunderer.
15547 despoiling DESPOILING, ppr. Depriving; stripping; robbing.
15548 despoliation DESPOLIATION, n. The act of despoiling; a stripping.
15549 despond DESPOND, v.i.[L. To promise; literally, to throw to or forward.]1. To be cast down; to be ...
15550 despondency DESPONDENCY, n. A sinking or dejection of spirits at the loss of hope; loss of courage at the ...
15551 despondent DESPONDENT, a. Losing courage at the loss of hope; sinking into dejection; depressed and inactive ...
15552 desponder DESPONDER, n. One destitute of hope.
15553 desponding DESPONDING, ppr. Losing courage to act, in consequence of loss of hope, or of deep calamity, or of ...
15554 despondingly DESPONDINGLY, adv. In a desponding manner; with dejection of spirits; despairingly.
15555 desponsate DESPONSATE, v.t. To betroth.
15556 desponsation DESPONSATION, n. A betrothing.
15557 despot DESPOT, n. An emperor, king or price invested with absolute power, or ruling without any control ...
15558 despotic DESPOTIC,
15559 despotical DESPOTICAL, a.1. Absolute in power; independent of control from men, constitution or laws; ...
15560 despotically DESPOTICALLY, adv. With unlimited power; arbitrarily; in a despotic manner.
15561 despoticalness DESPOTICALNESS, n. Absolute or arbitrary authority.
15562 despotism DESPOTISM, n.1. Absolute power; authority unlimited and uncontrolled by men, constitution or laws, ...
15563 despumate DESPUMATE, v.i. [L. Froth or scum.] To foam; to froth; to form froth or scum.
15564 despumation DESPUMATION, n. The act of throwing off excrementitious matter and forming a froth or scum on the ...
15565 desquamation DESQUAMATION, n. [L. A scale.] A scaling or exfoliation of bone; the separation of the cuticle in ...
15566 dess DESS, for desk.
15567 dessert DESSERT, n. A service of fruits and sweetmeats, at the close of an entertainment; the last course ...
15568 destinate DESTINATE, v.t. To design or appoint.DESTINATE, a. Appointed; destined; determined.
15569 destination DESTINATION, n. 1. The act of destining, or appointing.2. The purpose for which any thing is ...
15570 destine DESTINE, v.t. [L.]1. To set, ordain or appoint to a use, purpose, state or place. We destine a son ...
15571 destined DESTINED, pp. Ordained; appointed by previous determination; devoted; fixed unalterably.
15572 destining DESTINING, ppr. Ordaining; appointing.
15573 destiny DESTINY, n. 1. State or condition appointed or predetermined; ultimate fate; as, men are ...
15574 destitute DESTITUTE, a. [L. To set. Literally, set from or away.]1. Not having or possessing; wanting; as ...
15575 destitution DESTITUTION, n. Want; absence of a thing; a state in which something is wanted or not possessed; ...
15576 destroy DESTROY, v.t. [L. To pile, to build.]1. To demolish; to pull down; to separate the parts of an ...
15577 destroyable DESTROYABLE, a. That may be destroyed.Plants scarcely destroyable by the weather.
15578 destroyed DESTROYED, pp. Demolished; pulled down; ruined; annihilated; devoured; swept away; &c.
15579 destroyer DESTROYER, n. One who destroys, or lays waste; one who kills a man, or an animal, or who ruins a ...
15580 destroying DESTROYING, ppr. Demolishing; laying waste; killing; annihilating; putting an end to.DESTROYING, ...
15581 destruct DESTRUCT, fro destroy, is not used.
15582 destructibility DESTRUCTIBILITY, n. The quality of being capable of destruction.
15583 destructible DESTRUCTIBLE, a. [L.] Liable to destruction; capable of being destroyed.
15584 destruction DESTRUCTION, n.1. The act of destroying; demolition; a pulling down; subversion; ruin, by whatever ...
15585 destructive DESTRUCTIVE, a. Causing destruction; having the quality of destroying; ruinous; mischievous; ...
15586 destructively DESTRUCTIVELY, adv. With destruction; ruinously; mischievously; with power to destroy; as ...
15587 destructiveness DESTRUCTIVENESS, n. The quality of destroying or ruining.
15588 destructor DESTRUCTOR, n. A destroyer; a consumer. [Not used.]
15589 desudation DESUDATION, n. [L., to sweat.] A sweating; a profuse or morbid sweating, succeeded by an eruption ...
15590 desuetude DESUETUDE, n. [L.] The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom or fashion. ...
15591 desulphurate DESULPHURATE, v.t. To deprive of sulphur.
15592 desulphurated DESULPHURATED, pp. Deprived of sulphur.
15593 desulphurating DESULPHURATING, ppr. Depriving of sulphur.
15594 desulphuration DESULPHURATION, n. The act or operation of depriving of sulphur.
15595 desultorily DESULTORILY, adv. [See Desultory.] In a desultory manner; without method; loosely.
15596 desultoriness DESULTORINESS, n. A desultory manner; unconnectedness; a passing from one thing to another without ...
15597 desultory DESULTORY, a. [L., to leap.]1. Leaping; passing from one thing or subject to another, without order ...
15598 desume DESUME, v.t. [L.] To take from; to borrow. [Not in use.]
15599 detach DETACH, v.t. [See Attach.]1. To separate or disunite; to disengage; to part from; as, to detach the ...
15600 detached DETACHED, pp. 1. Separated; parted from ; disunited; drawn and sent on a separate service.2. a. ...
15601 detaching DETACHING, ppr. Separating; parting from; drawing and sending on a separate employment.
15602 detachment DETACHMENT, n. 1. The act of detaching.2. A body of troops, selected or taken from the main army, ...
15603 detail DETAIL, v.t. 1. To relate, report or narrate in particulars; to recite the particulars of; to ...
15604 detailed DETAILED, pp. Related in particulars; minutely recited; selected.
15605 detailer DETAILER, n. One who details.
15606 detailing DETAILING, ppr. 1. Relating minutely; telling the particulars.2. Selecting from the rosters.
15607 detainder DETAINDER, n. A writ. [See Detinue.]
15608 detained DETAINED, pp. Withheld; kept back; prevented from going or coming; held; restrained.
15609 detainer DETAINER, n. 1. One who withholds what belongs to another; one who detains, stops or prevents from ...
15610 detaing DETAING, v.t. [L., to hold. See Tenant.]1. To keep back or from; to withhold; to keep what belongs ...
15611 detaining DETAINING, ppr. Withholding what belongs to another; holding back; restraining from going or ...
15612 detainment DETAINMENT, n. The act of detaining; detention.
15613 detect DETECT, v.t. [L., to cover.] Literally, to uncover; hence, to discover; to find out; to bring to ...
15614 detected DETECTED, pp. Discovered; found out; laid open; brought to light.
15615 detecter DETECTER, n. A discoverer; one who finds out what another attempts to conceal.
15616 detecting DETECTING, ppr. Discovering; finding out.
15617 detection DETECTION, n. The act of detecting; discovery of a person or thing attempted to be concealed; as ...
15618 detenebrate DETENEBRATE, v.t. [L.] To remove darkness. [Not in use.]
15619 detent DETENT, n. [L.] A stop in a clock, which by being lifted up or let down, locks and unlocks the ...
15620 detention DETENTION, n. [See Detain.]1. The act of detaining; a withholding from another his right; a keeping ...
15621 deter DETER, v.t. [L., to frighten.] 1. To discourage and stop by fear; to stop or prevent from acting or ...
15622 deterge DETERGE, v.t. deterj. [L., to wipe or scour.] To cleanse; to purge away foul or offending matter, ...
15623 deterged DETERGED, pp. Cleansed; purged.
15624 detergent DETERGENT, a. Cleansing; purging.DETERGENT, n. A medicine that has the power of cleansing the ...
15625 deterging DETERGING, ppr. Cleansing; carrying off obstructions or foul matter.
15626 deteriorate DETERIORATE, v.i. [L.] To grow worse; to be impaired in quality to degenerate; opposed to ...
15627 deteriorated DETERIORATED, pp. Made worse; impaired in quality.
15628 deteriorating DETERIORATING, ppr. Becoming worse or inferior in quality.
15629 deterioration DETERIORATION, n. A growing or making worse; the state of growing worse.
15630 deteriority DETERIORITY, n. Worse sate or quality; as deteriority of diet.
15631 determent DETERMENT, n. [See Deter.] The act of deterring; the cause of deterring; that which deters.
15632 determinable DETERMINABLE, a. [See Determine.]1. That may be decided with certainty.2. That may end or be ...
15633 determinate DETERMINATE, a. [L.]1. Limited; fixed; definite; as a determinate quantity of matter.2. ...
15634 determinately DETERMINATELY, adv. 1. With certainty.The principles of religion are determinately true or false.2. ...
15635 determinateness DETERMINATENESS, n. The state of being determinate, certain, or precise.
15636 determination DETERMINATION, n. 1. The act of determining or deciding.2. Decision of a question in the mind; firm ...
15637 determinative DETERMINATIVE, a. 1. That uncontrollably directs to a certain end.The determinative power of a just ...
15638 determinator DETERMINATOR, n. One who determines.
15639 determine DETERMINE, v.t. [L., to bound; a boundary or limit. Gr. See Term.]1. To end; particularly, to end ...
15640 determined DETERMINED, pp. 1. Ended; concluded; decided; limited; fixed; settled; resolved; directed.2. a. ...
15641 determining DETERMINING, ppr. Ending; deciding; fixing; settling; resolving; limiting; directing.
15642 deterration DETERRATION, n. [L., de and terra, earth.] The uncovering of any thing which is buried or covered ...
15643 deterred DETERRED, pp. [See Deter.] Discouraged or prevented from proceeding or acting, by fear, difficulty ...
15644 deterring DETERRING, pp. 1. Discouraging or influencing not to proceed or act, by fear, difficulty, danger, ...
15645 detersion DETERSION, n. [L. See Deterge.] The act of cleansing, as a sore.
15646 detersive DETERSIVE, a. [See Deterge.] Cleansing; having power to cleanse from offending matter.DETERSIVE, n. ...
15647 detest DETEST, v.t. [L., to affirm or bear witness. The primary sense of testor is to set, throw or ...
15648 detestable DETESTABLE, a. Extremely hateful; abominable; very odious; deserving abhorrence.Thou hast defiled ...
15649 detestableness DETESTABLENESS, n. Extreme hatefulness.
15650 detestably DETESTABLY, adv. Very hatefully; abominably.
15651 detestation DETESTATION, n. Extreme hatred; abhorrence; with of. The good man entertains uniformly a ...
15652 detested DETESTED, pp. Hated extremely; abhorred.
15653 detester DETESTER, n. One who abhors.
15654 detesting DETESTING, ppr. Hating extremely; abhorring; abominating.
15655 dethrone DETHRONE, v.t. [L.] 1. To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of royal authority ...
15656 dethroned DETHRONED, pp. Removed from a throne; deposed.
15657 dethronement DETHRONEMENT, n. Removal from a throne; deposition of a king, emperor or prince.
15658 dethroner DETHRONER, n. One who dethrones.
15659 dethroning DETHRONING, ppr. Driving from a throne; depriving of regal power.
15660 detinue DETINUE, n. In law, a writ of detinue is one that lies against him who wrongfully detains goods or ...
15661 detonate DETONATE, v.t. [L., to thunder.] In chemistry, to cause to explode; to burn or inflame with a ...
15662 detonated DETONATED, pp. Exploded; burnt with explosion.
15663 detonating DETONATING, ppr. Exploding; inflaming with a sudden report.
15664 detonation DETONATION, n. An explosion or sudden report made by the inflammation of certain combustible ...
15665 detonization DETONIZATION, n. The acct of exploding, as certain combustible bodies.
15666 detonize DETONIZE, v.t [See Detonate.] To cause to explode; to burn with an explosion; to calcine with ...
15667 detonized DETONIZED, pp. Exploded, as a combustible body.
15668 detonizing DETONIZING, ppr. Exploding with a sudden report.
15669 detorsion DETORSION, n. A turning or wresting; perversion.
15670 detort DETORT, v.t. [L., to twist.] To twist; to wrest; to pervert; to turn from the original or plain ...
15671 detorted DETORTED, pp. Twisted; wrested; perverted.
15672 detorting DETORTING, ppr. Wresting; perverting.
15673 detour DETOUR, n. A turning; a circuitous way.
15674 detract DETRACT, v.t. [L., to draw. See Draw and Drag.]1. Literally, to draw from. Hence, to take away from ...
15675 detraction DETRACTION, n. [L.] The act of taking something from the reputation or worth of another, with the ...
15676 detractious DETRACTIOUS, a. Containing detraction; lessening reputation. [Not in use.]
15677 detractive DETRACTIVE, a. Having the quality or tendency to lessen the worth or estimation.
15678 detractor DETRACTOR, n. One who takes away or impairs the reputation of another injuriously; one who attempts ...
15679 detractory DETRACTORY, a. Derogatory; defamatory by denial of desert; with from.
15680 detractress DETRACTRESS, n. A female detractor; a censorious woman.
15681 detrect DETRECT, v.t. [L.] To refuse. [Not in use.]
15682 detriment DETRIMENT, n. [L., worn off.] Loss; damage; injury; mischief; harm; diminution. We speak of ...
15683 detrimental DETRIMENTAL, a. Injurious; hurtful; causing loss or damage.A spirit of speculation may be ...
15684 detrition DETRITION, n. [L.] A wearing off.
15685 detritus DETRITUS, n. [L., worn; to wear.] In geology, a mass of substances worn off or detached from solid ...
15686 detrude DETRUDE, v.t. [L., to thrust.] To thrust down; to push down with force.
15687 detruded DETRUDED, pp. Thrust or forced down.
15688 detruding DETRUDING, ppr. Thrusting or forcing down.
15689 detruncate DETRUNCATE, v.t. [L., to cut shorter; cut short. See Trench.] To cut off; to lop; to shorten by ...
15690 detruncation DETRUNCATION, n. The act of cutting off.
15691 detrusion DETRUSION, n. s as z. [See Detrude.] The act of thrusting or driving down.
15692 deturpate DETURPATE, v.t. [L.] To defile. [Little used.]
15693 deuce DEUCE, n. Two; a card with two spots; a die with two spots; a term used in gaming.DEUCE, n. A ...
15694 deuterogamist DEUTEROGAMIST, n. [infra.] One who marries the second time.
15695 deuterogamy DEUTEROGAMY, n. [Gr., second; marriage.] A second marriage after the death of the first husband or ...
15696 deuteronomy DEUTERONOMY, n. [Gr., second; law.] The second law, or second giving of the law by Moses; the name ...
15697 deutoxyd DEUTOXYD, n. [Gr., second; strictly.] In chemistry, a substance oxydized in the second degree.
15698 devaporation DEVAPORATION, n. [L.] The change of vapor into water, as in the generation of rain.
15699 devast DEVAST, v.t. [L.] To lay waste; to plunder. [Not in use.]
15700 devastate DEVASTATE, v.t. [L., to waste. See Waste.] To lay waste; to waste; to ravage; to desolate; to ...
15701 devastated DEVASTATED, pp. Laid waste; ravaged.
15702 devastating DEVASTATING, ppr. Laying waste; desolating.
15703 devastation DEVASTATION, n. [L.] 1. Waste; ravage; desolation; destruction of works of art and natural ...
15704 develop DEVELOP, v.t. 1. To uncover; to unfold; to lay open; to disclose or make known something concealed ...
15705 developed DEVELOPED, pp. Unfolded; laid open; unraveled.
15706 development DEVELOPMENT, n. 1. An unfolding; the discovering of something secret or withheld from the knowledge ...
15707 devest DEVEST, v.t. [L., a vest, a garment. Generally written divest.]1. To strip; to deprive of clothing ...
15708 devested DEVESTED, pp. Stripped of clothes; deprived; freed from; alienated or lost, as title.
15709 devesting DEVESTING, ppr. Stripping of clothes; depriving; freeing from ; alienating.
15710 devex DEVEX, a. [L.] Bending down. [Not in use.]
15711 devexity DEVEXITY, n. [L., to carry.] A bending downward; a sloping; incurvation downward.
15712 deviate DEVIATE, v.i. [L., way.]1. To turn aside or wander from the common or right way, course or line, ...
15713 deviation DEVIATION, n. 1. A wandering or turning aside from the right way, course or line.2. Variation from ...
15714 device DEVICE, n. [L.]1. That which is formed by design, or invented; scheme; artificial contrivance; ...
15715 deviceful DEVICEFUL, a. Full of devices; inventive.
15716 devicefully DEVICEFULLY, adv. In a manner curiously contrived.
15717 devil DEVIL, n. Devl. [L., to calumniate.]1. In the Christian theology, an evil spirit or being; a fallen ...
15718 deviling DEVILING, n. A young devil. [Not in use.]
15719 devilish DEVILISH, a. 1. Partaking of the qualities of the devil; diabolical; very evil and mischievous; ...
15720 devilishly DEVILISHLY, adv. 1. In a manner suiting the devil; diabolically; wickedly.2. Greatly; excessively; ...
15721 devilishness DEVILISHNESS, n. The qualities of the devil.
15722 devilism DEVILISM, n. The state of devils. [Not used.]
15723 devilize DEVILIZE, v.t. To place among devils. [Not used.]
15724 devilkin DEVILKIN, n. A little devil.
15725 devilship DEVILSHIP, n. The character of a devil.
15726 devious DEVIOUS, a. [L., way.]1. Out of the common way or track; as a devious course.2. Wandering; roving; ...
15727 devirginate DEVIRGINATE, v.t. [Low L.] To deflour.
15728 devisable DEVISABLE, a. s as z. [See the Verb.]1. That may be bequeathed or given by will.2. That can be ...
15729 devise DEVISE, v.t. s as z. [L.] 1. To invent; to contrive; to form in the mind by new combinations of ...
15730 devised DEVISED, pp. Given by will; bequeathed; contrived.
15731 devisee DEVISEE, n. The person to whom a devise is made; one to whom real estate is bequeathed.
15732 deviser DEVISER, n. One who contrives or invents; a contriver; an inventor.
15733 devising DEVISING, ppr. 1. Contriving; inventing; forming a scheme or plan.2. Giving by will; bequeathing.
15734 devisor DEVISOR, n. One who gives by will; one who bequeaths lands or tenements.
15735 devitable DEVITABLE, a. Avoidable. [Not in use.]
15736 devitation DEVITATION, n. An escaping. [Not in use.]
15737 devocation DEVOCATION, n. [L.] A calling away; seduction. [Not in use.]
15738 devoid DEVOID, a. [See Void.]1. Void; empty; vacant; applied to place.2. Destitute; not possessing; as ...
15739 devoir DEVOIR, n. [L., to owe.] Primarily, service or duty. Hence, an act of civility or respect; ...
15740 devolution DEVOLUTION, n. [L.]1. The act of rolling down; as the devolution of earth into a valley.2. Removal ...
15741 devolve DEVOLVE, v.t. devolv. [L., to roll.]1. To roll down; to pour or flow with windings.Through splendid ...
15742 devolved DEVOLVED, pp. Rolled down; passed over to another.
15743 devolving DEVOLVING, ppr. Rolling down; falling to a successor.
15744 devotary DEVOTARY, n. A votary. [Not in use.]
15745 devote DEVOTE, v.t. [L., to vow.]1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart ro dedicate by a solemn act; to ...
15746 devoted DEVOTED, pp. Appropriated by vow; solemnly set apart or dedicated; consecrated; addicted; given up; ...
15747 devotedness DEVOTEDNESS, n. The state of being devoted or given; addictedness; as devotedness to religion.
15748 devotee DEVOTEE, n. One who is wholly devoted; particularly, one given wholly to religion; one who is ...
15749 devotement DEVOTEMENT, n. 1. Devotedness; devotion.2. Vowed dedication.
15750 devoter DEVOTER, n. One that devotes; also, a worshiper.
15751 devoting DEVOTING, ppr. Giving or appropriating by vow; solemnly setting apart or dedicating; consecrating; ...
15752 devotion DEVOTION, n. 1. The state of being dedicated, consecrated, or solemnly set apart for a particular ...
15753 devotional DEVOTIONAL, a. 1. Pertaining to devotion; used in devotion; as a devotional posture; devotional ...
15754 devotionalist DEVOTIONALIST, DEVOTIONIST, n. A person given to devotion; or one superstitiously or formally ...
15755 devotionist DEVOTIONALIST, DEVOTIONIST, n. A person given to devotion; or one superstitiously or formally ...
15756 devoto DEVOTO, n. A devotee. [Not in use.]
15757 devotor DEVOTOR, n. One who reverences or worships.
15758 devour DEVOUR, v.t. [L., to eat.] 1. To eat up; to eat with greediness; to eat ravenously, as a beast of ...
15759 devoured DEVOURED, pp. Eaten; swallowed with greediness; consumed; destroyed; wasted; slain.
15760 devourer DEVOURER, n. One who devours; he or that which eats, consumes or destroys; he that preys on.
15761 devouring DEVOURING, ppr. Eating greedily; consuming; wasting; destroying; annihilating.
15762 devouringly DEVOURINGLY, adv. In a devouring manner.
15763 devout DEVOUT, a. [L. See Devote.]1. Yielding a solemn and reverential attention to God in religious ...
15764 devoutless DEVOUTLESS, a. Destitute of devotion.
15765 devoutlessness DEVOUTLESSNESS, n. Want of devotion.
15766 devoutly DEVOUTLY, adv. 1. With solemn attention and reverence to God; with ardent devotion.He was devoutly ...
15767 devoutness DEVOUTNESS, n. The quality or state of being devout.
15768 devow DEVOW, v.t. To give up. [Not in use.]
15770 dew-berry DEW-BERRY, n. The fruit of a species of brier or bramble, that creeps along the ground, of the ...
15771 dew-bespangled DEW-BESPANGLED, a. Spangled with dew-drops.
15772 dew-besprent DEW-BESPRENT, a. Sprinkled with dew.
15773 dew-besprinkled DEW-BESPRINKLED, a. Sprinkled with dew.
15774 dew-drop DEW-DROP, n. A drop of dew, which sparkles at sunrise; a spangle of dew.
15775 dew-dropping DEW-DROPPING, a. Wetting as with dew.
15776 dew-impearled DEW-IMPEARLED, a. [See Pearl.] Covered with dew-drops, like pearls.
15777 dew-lap DEW-LAP, n. [dew and lap, to lick.]1. The flesh that hangs from the throat of oxen, which laps or ...
15778 dew-lapt DEW-LAPT, a. Furnished with a dew-lap.
15779 dew-worm DEW-WORM, n. A worm, called otherwise earth-worm, a species of Lumbricus, which lives just under ...
15769 dew DEW, n. [G. To thaw.] The water or moisture collected or deposited on or near the surface of the ...
15780 dewbent DEWBENT, a. Bent by the dew.
15781 dewed DEWED, pp. Moistened with dew.
15782 dewing DEWING, ppr. Wetting or moistening the dew.
15783 dewy DEWY, a. 1. Partaking of dew; like dew; as dewy mist.2. Moist with dew; as dewy fields.His dewy ...
15784 dexter DEXTER, a. [L., Gr.] Right, as opposed to left; a term used in heraldry, to denote the right side ...
15785 dexterity DEXTERITY, n. [L., right, fit, prompt.]1. Readiness of limbs; adroitness; activity; expertness; ...
15786 dextral DEXTRAL, a. Right, as opposed to left.
15787 dextrality DEXTRALITY, n. The state of being on the right side.
15788 dextrorsal DEXTRORSAL, a. Rising from right to left, as a spiral line or helix.
15789 dextrous DEXTROUS, a. 1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active in manual ...
15790 dextrously DEXTROUSLY, adv. With dexterity; expertly; skillfully; artfully; adroitly; promptly.
15791 dextrousness DEXTROUSNESS, n. Dexterity; adroitness.
15792 dey DEY, n. The title of the governor or sovereign of Algiers, under the protection of the Grand ...
15793 di DI, a prefix, a contraction of dis, denotes from, separation or negation, or two.
15794 dia DIA, Greek, a prefix, denotes through.
15795 diabase DIABASE, n. Another name of greenstone.
15796 diabaterial DIABATERIAL, a. [Gr.] Border-passing.
15797 diabetes DIABETES, n. [Gr., to pass through; to go or pass.] A long continued increased quantity of urine; ...
15798 diabetic DIABETIC, a. Pertaining to diabetes.
15799 diabolic DIABOLIC, DIABOLICAL, a. [L., the devil.] Devilish; pertaining to the devil; hence, extremely ...
15800 diabolical DIABOLIC, DIABOLICAL, a. [L., the devil.] Devilish; pertaining to the devil; hence, extremely ...
15801 diabolically DIABOLICALLY, adv. In a diabolical manner; very wickedly; nefariously.
15802 diabolicalness DIABOLICALNESS, n. The qualities of the devil.
15803 diabolism DIABOLISM, n. 1. The actions of the devil.2. Possession by the devil.
15804 diacaustic DIACAUSTIC, a. [G., to burn or inflame.] Belonging to curves formed by refraction.
15805 diachylon DIACHYLON, n. [Gr.] An emollient plaster.
15806 diaconal DIACONAL, a. [L.] Pertaining to a deacon.
15807 diacoustic DIACOUSTIC, a. [Gr., to hear.] Pertaining to the science or doctrine of refracted sounds.
15808 diacoustics DIACOUSTICS, n. The science or doctrine of refracted sounds; the consideration of the properties of ...
15809 diacritical DIACRITICAL, a. [Gr., to separate.] That separates or distinguishes; distinctive; as a diacritical ...
15810 diadelph DIADELPH, n. [Gr., twice; a brother.] In botany, a plant whose stamens are united into two bodies ...
15811 diadelphian DIADELPHIAN, a. Having its stamens united into two bodies by their filaments.
15812 diadem DIADEM, n. [Gr., to gird; to bind. L.]1. Anciently, a head-band or fillet worn by kings as a badge ...
15813 diademed DIADEMED, a. Adorned with a diadem; crowned; ornamented.
15814 diadrom DIADROM, n. [Gr., a running about; to run.] A course or passing; a vibration; the time in which the ...
15815 diagnostic DIAGNOSTIC, a. [Gr., to know.] Distinguishing; characteristic; indicating the nature of a ...
15816 diagonal DIAGONAL, a. [Gr. A corner.] 1. In geometry, extending from one angle to another of a quadrilateral ...
15817 diagonally DIAGONALLY, adv. In a diagonal direction.
15818 diagram DIAGRAM, n. [Gr., to write.] In geometry, a figure, draught or scheme delineated for the purpose of ...
15819 diagraphic DIAGRAPHIC, DIAGRAPHICAL, a. [Gr., to describe.] Descriptive.
15820 diagraphical DIAGRAPHIC, DIAGRAPHICAL, a. [Gr., to describe.] Descriptive.
15822 dial-plate DIAL-PLATE, n. The plate of a dial on which the lines are drawn, to show the hour or time of the ...
15821 dial DIAL, n. An instrument for measuring time, by the aid of the sun; being a plate or plain surface, ...
15823 dialect DIALECT, n. [Gr.]1. The form or idiom of a language, peculiar to a province, or to a kingdom or ...
15824 dialectical DIALECTICAL, a. 1. Pertaining to a dialect, or dialects; not radical.2. Logical; argumental.
15825 dialectically DIALECTICALLY, adv. In the manner of dialect.
15826 dialectician DIALECTICIAN, n. A logician; a reasoner.
15827 dialectics DIALECTICS, n. That branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of reasoning.
15828 dialing DIALING, n. The art of constructing dials, or of drawing dials on a plane. The sciateric science, ...
15829 dialist DIALIST, n. A constructor of dials; one skilled in dialing.
15830 diallage DIALLAGE, n. [Gr., difference, alluding to the difference of luster between its natural joints.] A ...
15831 dialogism DIALOGISM, n. A feigned speech between two or more.
15832 dialogist DIALOGIST, n. [See Dialogue.] A speaker in a dialogue; also, a writer of dialogues.
15833 dialogistic DIALOGISTIC, a. Having the form of a dialogue.
15834 dialogistically DIALOGISTICALLY, adv. In the manner of dialogue.
15835 dialogize DIALOGIZE, v.i. [See Dialogue.] To discourse in dialogue.
15837 dialogue-writer DIALOGUE-WRITER, n. A writer of dialogues or feigned conversations.
15836 dialogue DIALOGUE, n. Dialog. [Gr., to dispute; to speak.]1. A conversation or conference between two or ...
15838 dialysis DIALYSIS, n. [Gr., to dissolve.] 1. A mark in writing or printing, consisting of two points placed ...
15839 diamantine DIAMANTINE, for adamantine. [Not in use.]
15840 diameter DIAMETER, n. [Gr., measure through.]1. A right line passing through the center of a circle or other ...
15841 diametral DIAMETRAL, a. Diametrical, which see.
15842 diametrally DIAMETRALLY, adv. Diametrically.
15843 diametrical DIAMETRICAL, a. 1. Describing a diameter.2. Observing the direction of a diameter; direct; as ...
15844 diametrically DIAMETRICALLY, adv. In a diametrical direction; directly; as diametrically opposite.
15846 diamond-mine DIAMOND-MINE, n. A mine in which diamonds are found.
15845 diamond DIAMOND, n. Dimond. [L., Gr. See Adamant.]1. A mineral, gem or precious stone, of the most valuable ...
15847 diamonded DIAMONDED, a. Having the figure of an oblique angled parallelogram, or rhombus.
15848 diander DIANDER, n. [Gr., twice; a male.] In botany, a plant having two stamens.
15849 diandrian DIANDRIAN, a. Having two stamens.
15850 diapase DIAPASON, DIAPASE, n. [Gr., through all.] 1. In music, the octave or interval which includes all ...
15851 diapasm DIAPASM, n. [Gr., to sprinkle.] A perfume.
15852 diapason DIAPASON, DIAPASE, n. [Gr., through all.] 1. In music, the octave or interval which includes all ...
15853 diapente DIAPENTE, n. [Gr., five.]1. A fifth; an interval making the second of the concords, and with the ...
15854 diaper DIAPER, n. Figured linen cloth; a cloth wove in flowers or figures; much used for towels or ...
15855 diaphaned DIAPHANED, a. Transparent. [Little used.]
15856 diaphaneity DIAPHANEITY, n. [Gr., to shine through; to shine.] The power of transmitting light; transparency; ...
15857 diaphanic DIAPHANIC, a. [Gr. See supra.] Having power to transmit light; transparent.
15858 diaphanous DIAPHANOUS, a. [See supra.] Having power to transmit rays of light, as glass; pellucid; ...
15859 diaphoresis DIAPHORESIS, n. [Gr., to carry through; to carry.] Augmented perspiration; or an elimination of the ...
15860 diaphoretic DIAPHORETIC, a. [supra.] Having the power to increase perspiration; sudorific; ...
15861 diaphragm DIAPHRAGM, n. Diafram. [Gr., to break off, to defend.]1. In anatomy, the midriff, a muscle ...
15862 diaporesis DIAPORESIS, n. [Gr., to doubt.] In rhetoric, doubt; hesitation.
15863 diaresis DIARESIS, DIARESY, n. [Gr., a division; to take away.] The dissolution of a diphthong; the mark ...
15864 diaresy DIARESIS, DIARESY, n. [Gr., a division; to take away.] The dissolution of a diphthong; the mark ...
15865 diarian DIARIAN, a. [See Diary.] Pertaining to a diary; daily.
15866 diarist DIARIST, n. One who keeps a diary.
15867 diarrhea DIARRHEA, n. [Gr., to flow through; to flow.] Purging or flux; a frequent and copious evacuation of ...
15868 diarrhetic DIARRHETIC, a. Promoting evacuation by stool; purgative.
15869 diary DIARY, n. [L., a day.] An account of daily events or transactions; a journal; a register of daily ...
15870 diaschism DIASCHISM, n. [Gr., a piece cut off; to cut off.] In music, the difference between the comma and ...
15871 diaspore DIASPORE, n. [Gr., to disperse.] A mineral occurring in lamellar concretions, of a pearly gray ...
15872 diastaltic DIASTALTIC, a. [Gr., dilating.] Dilated; noble; bold; an epithet given by the Greeks to certain ...
15873 diastem DIASTEM, n. [Gr.] In music, a simple interval.
15874 diastole DIASTOLE, DIASTOLY, n. [Gr., to set or send from.]1. Among physicians, a dilation of the heart, ...
15875 diastoly DIASTOLE, DIASTOLY, n. [Gr., to set or send from.]1. Among physicians, a dilation of the heart, ...
15876 diastyle DIASTYLE, n. [Gr.] An edifice in which three diameters of the columns are allowed for ...
15877 diatessaron DIATESSARON, n. [Gr., four.] Among musicians, a concord or harmonic interval, composed of a greater ...
15878 diatonic DIATONIC, a. [Gr., by or through, sound.] Ascending or descending, as in sound, or from sound to ...
15879 diatribe DIATRIBE, n. [Gr.] A continued discourse or disputation.
15880 diazeutic DIAZEUTIC, a. [Gr., to disjoin.] A diazeutic tone, in ancient Greek music, disjoined two fourths, ...
15881 dibble DIBBLE, n. [probably from the root of top, tip, a point, and denoting a little sharp point; or ...
15882 dibstone DIBSTONE, n. A little stone which children throw at another stone.
15883 dicacity DICACITY, n. [L.] Pertness. [Little used.]
15884 dicast DICAST, n. [Gr., to judge; justice.] In ancient Greece, an officer answering nearly to our juryman.
15886 dice-box DICE-BOX, n. A box from which dice are thrown in gaming.
15887 dice-maker DICE-MAKER, n. A maker of dice.
15885 dice DICE, n. plu. of die; also, a game with dice.DICE, v.i. To play with dice.
15888 dicer DICER, n. A player at dice.
15889 dichotomize DICHOTOMIZE, v.t. [See the next word.] To cut into two parts; to divide into pairs.
15891 dichotomous-corymb DICHOTOMOUS-CORYMBED, a. Composed of corymbs, in which the pedicles divide and subdivide by pairs.
15890 dichotomous DICHOTOMOUS, a. [Gr., doubly, by pairs; to cut.] In botany, regularly dividing by pairs from top to ...
15892 dichotomy DICHOTOMY, n. [Gr., a division into two parts; to cut.]1. Division or distribution of ideas by ...
15893 dichroit DICHROIT, n. [See Iolite.]
15894 dicing-house DICING-HOUSE, n. A house where dice is played; a gaming house. [Little used.]
15895 dicker DICKER, n. [Gr., ten. L.] In old authors, the number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or ...
15896 dicoccous DICOCCOUS, a. [Gr., L., a grain.] Two-grained; consisting of two cohering grains or cells, with one ...
15897 dicotyledon DICOTYLEDON, n. [Gr., two; a cavity.] A plant whose seeds divide into two lobes in germinating.
15898 dicotyledonous DICOTYLEDONOUS, a. Having two lobes. A dicotyledonous plant is one whose seeds have two lobes, and ...
15899 dictate DICTATE, v.t. [L., to speak.]1. To tell with authority; to deliver, as an order, command, or ...
15900 dictated DICTATED, pp. Delivered with authority; ordered; directed; suggested.
15901 dictating DICTATING, ppr. Uttering or delivering with authority; instructing what to say or write; ordering; ...
15902 dictation DICTATION, n. The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing.It affords security against ...
15903 dictator DICTATOR, n. [L.]1. One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims for the direction of ...
15904 dictatorial DICTATORIAL, a. 1. Pertaining to a dictator; absolute; unlimited; uncontrollable.2. Imperious; ...
15905 dictatorship DICTATORSHIP, n. 1. The office of a dictator; the term of a dictators office.2. Authority; ...
15906 dictatory DICTATORY, a. Overbearing; dogmatical.
15907 dictature DICTATURE, n. 1. The office of a dictator; dictatorship.2. Absolute authority; the power that ...
15908 diction DICTION, n. [L., to speak.] Expression of ideas by words; style; manner of expression.
15909 dictionary dictionary, n. [L., a word, or a speaking.] A book containing the words of a language arranged in ...
15910 did DID, pret of do, contracted from doed. I did, thou didst, he did; we did, you or ye did, they ...
15911 didactic DIDACTIC, DIDACTICAL, a. [Gr., to teach.] Adapted to teach; preceptive; containing doctrines, ...
15912 didactical DIDACTIC, DIDACTICAL, a. [Gr., to teach.] Adapted to teach; preceptive; containing doctrines, ...
15913 didactically DIDACTICALLY, adv. In a didactic manner; in a form to teach.
15914 didapper DIDAPPER, n. [from dip.] A bird that dives into the water, a species of Colymbus.
15915 didascalic DIDASCALIC, a. [Gr., to teach.] Didactic; preceptive; giving precepts. [Little used.]
15916 didder DIDDER, v.i. To totter, as a child in walking.
15917 diddle DIDDLE, v.i. To totter, as a child in walking.
15918 didecahedral DIDECAHEDRAL, a. [di and decahedral.] In crystalography, having the form of a dodecahedral prism ...
15919 didodecahedral DIDODECAHEDRAL, a. [di and dodecahedral.] In crystalography, having the form of a dodecahedral ...
15920 didrachma DIDRACHMA, n. [Gr.] A piece of money, the fourth of an ounce of silver.
15921 diduction DIDUCTION, n. [L., to draw.] Separation by withdrawing one part from the other.
15922 didynam DIDYNAM, n. [Gr., power.] In botany, a plant of four stamens, disposed in two pairs, one being ...
15923 didynamian DIDYNAMIAN, a. Containing four stamens, disposed in pairs, one shorter than the other.
15924 die DIE, v.i. [See Day.]1. To be deprived of respiration, of the circulation of blood, and other bodily ...
15925 diecian DIECIAN, n. [Gr., two; house.] In botany, one of a class of plants, whose male and female flowers ...
15926 dier DIER. [See Dyer.]
15927 diesis DIESIS, n. [Gr., a division.] In music, the division of a tone, less than a semitone; or an ...
15929 diet-drink DIET-DRINK, n. Medicated liquors; drink prepared with medicinal ingredients.
15928 diet DIET, n. [L., Gr., manner of living, mode of life prescribe by a physician, food, a room, parlor or ...
15930 dietary DIETARY, a. Pertaining to diet or the rules of diet.
15931 dieted DIETED, pp. Fed; boarded; fed by prescribed rules.
15932 dieter DIETER, n. One who diets; one who prescribes rules for eating; one who prepares food by rules.
15933 dietetic DIETETIC, DIETETICAL, a. [Gr.] Pertaining to diet, or to the rules for regulating the kind and ...
15934 dietetical DIETETIC, DIETETICAL, a. [Gr.] Pertaining to diet, or to the rules for regulating the kind and ...
15935 dietine DIETINE, n. A subordinate or local diet; a cantonal convention.
15936 dieting DIETING, n. A subordinate or local diet; a cantonal convention.DIETING, ppr. Taking food; ...
15937 diffarreation DIFFARREATION, n. [L.] The parting of a cake; a ceremony among the Romans, at the divorce of man ...
15938 differ DIFFER, v.i. [L., to bear or move apart. See Bear.]1. Literally, to be separate. Hence, to be ...
15939 difference DIFFERENCE, n. 1. The state of being unlike or distinct; distinction; disagreement; want of ...
15940 different DIFFERENT, a. 1. Distinct; separate; not the same; as, we belong to different churches or ...
15941 differential DIFFERENTIAL, a. An epithet applied to an infinitely small quantity, so small as to be less than ...
15942 differently DIFFERENTLY, adv. In a different manner; variously. Men are differently affected with the same ...
15943 differing DIFFERING, ppr. Being unlike or distinct; disagreeing; contending.
15944 difficile DIFFICILE, a. [L.] Difficult; hard; scrupulous. [Not used.]
15945 difficileness DIFFICILENESS, n. Difficulty to be persuaded. [Not used.]
15946 difficult DIFFICULT, a. [L., easy to be made or done; to make or do.]1. Hard to be made, done or performed; ...
15947 difficulty DIFFICULTY, n. [L.]1. Hardness to be done or accomplished; the state of any thing which renders its ...
15948 diffide DIFFIDE, v.i. [L., to trust.] To distrust; to have no confidence in. [Little used.]
15949 diffidence DIFFIDENCE, n. [L., to trust. See Faith.]1. Distrust; want of confidence; any doubt of the power, ...
15950 diffident DIFFIDENT, a. 1. Distrustful; wanting confidence; doubting of anothers power, disposition, ...
15951 diffidently DIFFIDENTLY, adv. With distrust; in a distrusting manner; modestly.
15952 diffluence DIFFLUENCE, DIFFLUENCY, n. [L.] A flowing or falling away on all sides.
15953 diffluency DIFFLUENCE, DIFFLUENCY, n. [L.] A flowing or falling away on all sides.
15954 diffluent DIFFLUENT, a. Flowing away on all sides; not fixed.
15955 difform DIFFORM, a. [L.]1. Irregular in form; not uniform; anomalous; as a difform flower or corol, the ...
15956 difformity DIFFORMITY, n. Irregularity of form; want of uniformity.
15957 diffranchise DIFFRANCHISE, DIFFRANCHISEMENT, [See Disfranchise, which is the word in use.]
15958 diffuse DIFFUSE, v.t. diffuze. [L., to pour, to spread.]1. To pour out and spread, as a fluid; to cause to ...
15959 diffused DIFFUSED, pp. Diffuzed. 1. Spread; dispersed.2. Loose; flowing; wild.
15960 diffusedly DIFFUSEDLY, adv. Diffuzedly. In a diffused manner; with wide dispersion.
15961 diffusedness DIFFUSEDNESS, n. Diffuzedness. The state of being widely spread.
15962 diffusely DIFFUSELY, adv. 1. Widely; extensively.2. Copiously; with many words; fully.
15963 diffusibility DIFFUSIBILITY, n. Diffuzibility. The quality of being diffusible, or capable of being spread; as ...
15964 diffusible DIFFUSIBLE, a. Diffuzible. That may flow or be spread in all directions; that may be dispersed; as ...
15965 diffusibleness DIFFUSIBLENESS, n. S as z. Diffusibility.
15966 diffusion DIFFUSION, n. S as z. 1. A spreading or flowing of a liquid substance or fluid, in a lateral as ...
15967 diffusive DIFFUSIVE, a. Having the quality of diffusing, or spreading by flowing, as liquid substances or ...
15968 diffusively DIFFUSIVELY, adv. Widely; extensively; every way.
15969 diffusiveness DIFFUSIVENESS, n. 1. The power of diffusing, or state of being diffused; dispersion.2. Extension, ...
15970 dig DIG, v.t. pret. Digger or dug; pp. Digged or dug. [G.]1. To open and break or turn up the earth ...
15971 digamma DIGAMMA, n. [Gr., double gamma.] The name of F, most absurdly given to that letter, when first ...
15972 digamy DIGAMY, n. Second marriage. [Not in use.]
15973 digastric DIGASTRIC, a. [Gr., belly.] Having a double belly; an epithet given to a muscle of the lower jaw.
15974 digerent DIGERENT, a. [L.] Digesting. [Not in use.]
15975 digest DIGEST, n. [L., put in order.] 1. A collection or body of Roman laws, digested or arranged under ...
15976 digested DIGESTED, pp. Reduced to method; arranged in due order; concocted or prepared in the stomach or by ...
15977 digester DIGESTER, n. 1. He that digests or disposes in order.2. One who digests his food.3. A medicine or ...
15978 digestibility DIGESTIBILITY, n. The quality of being digestible.
15979 digestible DIGESTIBLE, a. Capable of being digested.
15980 digesting DIGESTING, ppr. Arranging in due order, or under proper heads; dissolving and preparing for ...
15981 digestion DIGESTION, n. [L.] 1. The conversion of food into chyme, or the process of dissolving aliment in ...
15982 digestive DIGESTIVE, a. 1. Having the power to cause digestion in the stomach; as a digestive preparation or ...
15983 digesture DIGESTURE, n. Concoction; digestion. [Little used.]
15984 digged DIGGED, pret. and pp. of dig.
15985 digger DIGGER, n. One who digs; one who opens, throws up and breaks the earth; one who opens a well, pit, ...
15986 dight DIGHT, v.t. dite. [L.] To prepare; to put in order; hence, to dress, or put on; to array; to adorn. ...
15987 digit DIGIT, n. [L., a finger, that is, a shoot; Gr.]1. The measure of a fingers breadth, or three ...
15988 digital DIGITAL, a. [L.] Pertaining to the fingers, or to digits.
15989 digitate DIGITATE, DIGITATED, a. In botany, a digitate leaf is one which branches into several distinct ...
15990 digladiate DIGLADIATE, v.t. [L.] To fence; to quarrel. [Little used.]
15991 digladiation DIGLADIATION, n. A combat with swords; a quarrel.
15992 dignification DIGNIFICATION, n. [See Dignify.] The act of dignifying; exaltation; promotion.
15993 dignified DIGNIFIED, pp. [See Dignify.]1. Exalted; honored; invested with dignity; as the dignified clergy.2. ...
15994 dignify DIGNIFY, v.t. [L., worthy; to make.]1. To invest with honor or dignity; to exalt in rank; to ...
15995 dignitary DIGNITARY, n. An ecclesiastic who holds a dignity, or a benefice which gives him some pre-eminence ...
15996 dignity DIGNITY, n. [L., worthy.]1. True honor; nobleness or elevation of mind, consisting in a high sense ...
15997 dignotion DIGNOTION, n. [L.] Distinguishing mark; distinction. [Not in use.]
15998 digonous DIGONOUS, a. [Gr., an angle.] In botany, having two angles, as a stem.
15999