||F, the sixth letter of the English Alphabet., is a labial articulation, formed by placing the upper ...
||FABACEOUS, a. [Low L., a bean.] Having the nature of a bean; like a bean. [Little used.]
||FABIAN, a. Delaying; dilatory; avoiding battle, in imitation of Q. Fabius Maximus, a Roman general ...
||FABLE, n. [L., Gr. The radical sense is that which is spoken or told.]1. A feigned story or tale, ...
||FABLED, pp. 1. Feigned; invented, as stories.2. a. Told or celebrated in fables.Hail, fabled ...
||FABLER, n. A writer of fables or fictions; a dealer in feigned stories.
||FABLING, ppr. Feigning; devising, as stories; writing or uttering false stories.
||FABRIC, n. [L., a frame, a workman.]1. The structure of any thing; the manner in which the parts of ...
||FABRICATE, v.t. [L., to frame, supra.]1. To frame; to build; to construct; to form a whole by ...
||FABRICATED, pp. Framed; constructed; built; manufactured; invented; devised falsely; forged.
||FABRICATING, ppr. Framing; constructing; manufacturing; devising falsely; forging.
||FABRICATION, n. 1. The act of framing or constructing construction; as the fabrication of a bridge ...
||FABRICATOR, n. One that constructs or makes.
||FABRILE, a. [L.] Pertaining to handicrafts. [Not used.]
||FABULIST, n. [from fable.] The inventor or writer of fables.
||FABULIZE, v.t. To invent, compose or relate fables.
||FABULOSITY, n. Fabulousness; fullness of fables. [Little used.]
||FABULOUS, a. 1. Feigned, as a story; devised; fictitious; as a fabulous story; a fabulous ...
||FABULOUSLY, adv. In a fable or fiction; in a fabulous manner.
||FABULOUSNESS, n. The quality of being fabulous or feigned.
||FACADE, n. Front.
||FACE, n. [L., to make.] 1. In a general sense, the surface of a thing, or the side which presents ...
||FA'CECLOTH, n. [face and cloth.] A cloth laid over the face of a corpse.
||FA'CED, pp. Covered in front. In composition, denoting the kind of face; as full-faced.
||FA'CELESS, a. Without a face.
||FA'CEPAINTER, n. A painter of portraits; one who draws the likeness of the face.
||FA'CEPAINTING, n. The act or art of painting portraits.
||FAC'ET, n.A little face; a small surface; as the facets of a diamond.
||FACE'TE, a. [L. facetus.] Gay; cheerful. [Not in use.]
||FACE'TENESS, n. Wit; pleasant representation. [Not used.]
||FACE'TIOUS, a. [L. facetus; facetia, or plu.]1. Merry; sportive; jocular; sprightly with wit and ...
||FACE'TIOUSLY, adv. Merrily; gaily; wittily; with pleasantry.
||FACE'TIOUSNESS, n. Sportive humor; pleasantry; the quality of exciting laughter or good humor.
||FA'CIAL, a. [L. facies, face.] Pertaining to the face; as the facial artery, vein or nerve.Facial ...
||FAC'ILE, a. [L. facilis, from facio, to make.]1. Properly, easy to be done or performed; easy; ...
||FAC'ILELY, adv. Easily. [Little used.]
||FAC'ILENESS, n. Easiness to be persuaded.
||FACIL'ITATE, v.t. [L. facilitas, from facilis, easy.]To make easy or less difficult; to free from ...
||FACIL'ITATED, pp. Made easy or easier.
||FACIL'ITATING, ppr. Rendering easy or easier.
||FACILITA'TION, n. The act of making easy.
||FACIL'ITIES, n. plu. The means by which the performance of anything is rendered easy; convenient ...
||FACIL'ITY, n. [L. facilitas, from facilis, easy.]1. Easiness to be performed; freedom from ...
||FA'CING, ppr. [from face.] 1. Fronting; having the face towards; opposite.2. Covering the fore ...
||FACIN'OROUS, a. [L. facinus.] Atrociously wicked. [Little used.]
||FACIN'OROUSNESS, n. Extreme or astrocious wickedness.
||FACSIM'ILE, n. [L. facio, to make, and similis, like. See Simile.]An exact copy or likeness, as ...
||FACT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to make or do.]1. Any thing done, or that comes to pass; an act; ...
||FAC'TION, n. [L. factio, from facio, to make or do.]1. A party, in political society, combined or ...
||FAC'TIONARY, n. A party man; one of a faction. [Little used.]
||FAC'TIONER, n. One of a faction. [Not in use.]
||FAC'TIONIST, n. One who promotes faction.
||FAC'TIOUS, a. [L. factiosus.]1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, ...
||FAC'TIOUSLY, adv. In a factious manner; by means of faction; in a turbulent or disorderly manner.
||FAC'TIOUSNESS, n. Inclination to form parties in opposition to the government, or to the public ...
||FACTI'TIOUS, a. [L. factitius, from facio.]Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by ...
||FAC'TIVE, a. Making; having power to make. [Not used.]
||FAC'TOR, n. [L. factor; facio.]1. In commerce, an agent employed by merchants, residing in other ...
||FAC'TORAGE, n. the allowance given to a factor by his employer, as a compensation for his ...
||FAC'TORSHIP, n. a factory; or the business of a factor.
||FAC'TORY, n.1. A house or place where factors reside, to transact business for their employers. ...
||FACTO'TUM, n. [L. do every thing.] a servant employed to do all kinds of work.
||FAC'TURE, n. The art or manner of making.
||FAC'ULTY, n. [L. facultas, from facio, to make.]1. That power of the mind or intellect which ...
||FAC'UND, a. [L. facundus, supposed to be from the root of for, fari, to speak. If so the original ...
||FACUND'ITY, n. [L. facunditas.] Eloquence; readiness of speech.
||FAD'DLE, v.i. To trifle; to toy; to play. [A low word.]
||FADE, a. Weak; slight; faint. [Not in use.]FADE, v.i.1. To lose color; to tend from a stronger ...
||FA'DED, pp. Become less vivid, as color; withered; decayed; vanished.
||FADGE, v.i. [L. pango, pegi, pepegi, figo; Gr.]1. To suit; to fit; to come close, as the parts ...
||FA'DING, ppr. [See Fade.]1. Losing color; becoming less vivid; decaying; declining; withering.2. ...
||FA'DINGNESS, n. Decay; liableness to decay.
||FA'DY, a. Wearing away; losing color or strength.
||FAECAL, a. [See Fecal.]
||FAE'CES, n. [L.] Excrement; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.
||FAF'FEL, v.i. To stammer. [Not in use.]
||FAG, v.t. To beat. [Not in use.]FAG, n. A slave; one who works hard. [Not in use.]FAG, v.i. ...
||FAGEND', n. [fag and end. See Fag, v.i. supra.]1. The end of a web of cloth, generally of ...
||FAG'OT, n. [Gr. See Fadge. The sense is a bundle or collection, like pack.]1. A bundle of ...
||F'AHLERZ, n. Gray copper, or gray copper ore, called by Jameson tetrahedral copper pyrite. This ...
||F'AHLUNITE, n.Automalite, a subspecies of octahedral corundum.
||FAIL, v.i. [L. fallo; Gr. whence; Eng. felony. It seems to be allied to fall, fallow, pale, and ...
||FA'ILANCE, n. fault; failure. Obs.
||FA'ILING, ppr. Becoming deficient or insufficient; becoming weaker; decaying; declining; omitting; ...
||FA'ILURE, n. fa'ilyur.1. A failing; deficience; cessation of supply, or total defect; as the ...
||FAIN, a.1. Glad; pleased; rejoiced. but the appropriate sense of the word is, glad or pleased to ...
||FA'INING, ppr. wishing; desiring fondly. In his faining eye.
||FAINT, a. [L. vanus, whence to vanish. Eng. to wane.]1. weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, to ...
||FAINTHEARTED, a. Cowardly; timorous; dejected; easily depressed, or yielding to fear.Fear not, ...
||FAINTHEARTEDLY, adv. In a cowardly manner.
||FAINTHEARTEDNESS, n. Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.
||FA'INTING, ppr. Falling into a swoon; failing; losing strength or courage; becoming feeble or ...
||FA'INTISH, a. Slightly faint.
||FA'INTISHNESS, n. A slight degree of faintness.
||FA'INTLING, a. Timorous; feeble-minded. [Not used.]
||FA'INTLY, adv.1. In a feeble, languid manner; without vigor or activity; as, to attack or defend ...
||FA'INTNESS, n.1. The state of being faint; loss of strength, color and respiration.2. Feebleness; ...
||FAINTS, n. plu. the gross fetid oil remaining after distillation, or a weak spirituous liquor ...
||FA'INTY, a. weak; feeble; languid.
||FA'IR-HAND a. Having a fair appearance.
||FA'IR-SPOKEN, a. Using fair speech; bland; civil; courteous; plausible.Arius, a fair-spoken man.
||FAIR, a.1. Clear; free from spots; free from a dark hue; white; as a fair skin; a fair complexion. ...
||FA'IRING, n. A present given at a fair.
||FA'IRLY, adv.1. Beautifully; handsomely. [Little used.]2. Commodiously; conveniently; as a town ...
||FA'IRNESS, n. 1. Clearness; freedom from spots or blemishes; whiteness; as the fairness of skin or ...
||FA'IRY, n. [The origin of this word is not obvious, and the radical letters are uncertain. the ...
||FA'IRYLIKE, a. Imitating the manner of fairies.
||FA'IRYSTONE, n. A stone found in gravel pits.The fossil echinite, abundant in chalk pits.
||FA'ITH-BREACH, n. Breach of fidelity; disloyalty; perfidy.
||FAITH, n. [L. fides, fido, to trust; Gr. to persuade, to draw towards any thing, to conciliate; to ...
||FA'ITHED, a. Honest; sincere. [Not used.]
||FA'ITHFUL, a.1. Firm in adherence to the truth and to the duties of religion.Be thou faithful unto ...
||FA'ITHFULLY, adv. 1. In a faithful manner; with good faith.2. With strict adherence to allegiance ...
||FA'ITHFULNESS, n. 1. Fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; as the ...
||FA'ITHLESS, a.1. Without belief in the revealed truths of religion; unbelieving.O faithless ...
||FA'ITHLESSNESS, n.1. Unbelief, as to revealed religion.2. Perfidy; treachery; disloyalty; as in ...
||FA'ITOUR, n. [L. factor.] An evildoer; a scoundrel; a mean fellow. Obs.
||FAKE, n.One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn.
||FALCA'DE, n. [L. falx, a sickle or sythe.]A horse is said to make a falcade, when he throws ...
||FALC'ATED, a. [L. falcatus, from faix, a sickly, sythe or reaping hook.]Hooked; bent like a sickle ...
||FALCA'TION, n. Crookedness; a bending in the form of a sickle.
||FAL'CHION, n. fal'chun. a is pronounced as in fall. [L. falx, a reaping hook.]A short crooked ...
||FAL'CIFORM a. [L. falx, a reaping hook, and form.]In the shape of a sickle; resembling a reaping ...
||FAL'CON, n. Sometimes pron. fawcon. [L. falco, a hawk. The falcon is probably so named from its ...
||FAL'CONER, n. A person who breeds and trains hawks for taking wild fowls; one who follows the ...
||FAL'CONET, n. A small cannon or piece of ordinance, whose diameter at the bore is four inches and ...
||FAL'CONRY, n. [L. falco, a hawk.]1. The art of training hawks to the exercise of hawking.2. The ...
||FALD'AGE, n. a as in all. [Low L. faldagium.]In England, a privilege which anciently several lords ...
||FALD'FEE, n. A fee or composition paid anciently by tenants for the privilege of faldage.
||FALD'ING, n. A kind of course cloth. Obs.
||FALD'STOOL, n. [fald or fold and stool.]1. A kind of stool placed at the south side of the altar, ...
||FALL, v.i. pret. fell; pp. fallen. [L. fallo, to fail, to deceive, Gr.; Heb. to fall. Fail ...
||FALLA'CIOUS, a. [L. fallax, from fallo, to deceive. See Fail.]1. Deceptive; deceiving; ...
||FALLA'CIOUSLY, adv. In a fallacious manner; deceitfully; sophistical; with purpose or in a manner ...
||FALLA'CIOUSNESS, n. Tendency to deceive or mislead; inconclusiveness; as the fallaciousness of an ...
||FAL'LACY, n. [L. fallacia.] 1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads ...
||FALL'EN, pp. or a. Dropped; descended; degraded; decreased; ruined.
||FAL'LENCY, n. Mistake. Obs.
||FALL'ER, n. One that falls.
||FALLIBIL'ITY, n. [See Fallible.]1. Liableness to deceive; the quality of being fallible; ...
||FAL'LIBLE, a. [L. fallo, to deceive.]1. Liable to fail or mistake; that may err or be deceived in ...
||FALL'ING-SICKNESS, n. The epilepsy; a disease in which the patient suddenly loses his senses and ...
||FALL'ING-STAR, n. A luminous meteor, suddenly appearing and darting through the air.
||FALL'ING-STONE, n. A stone falling from the atmosphere; a meteorite; an aerolite.
||FALL'ING, ppr. Descending; dropping; disemboguing; apostatizing; declining; decreasing; sinking; ...
||FALL'INGIN, n. An indenting or hollow; opposed to rising or prominence.Falling away, ...
||FAL'LOW-CROP, n. The crop taken from fallowed ground.
||FAL'LOW-FINCH, n. A small bird, the oenanthe or wheat-ear.
||FAL'LOW, a. [L. fulvus; qu. helvus, for felvus. This word may be from the root of fail, fallo; so ...
||FAL'LOWED, pp. Plowed and harrowed for a season, without being sown.
||FAL'LOWING, ppr. Plowing and harrowing land without sowing it.FAL'LOWING, n. The operation of ...
||FAL'LOWIST, n. One who favors the practice of fallowing land.On this subject, a controversy has ...
||FAL'LOWNESS, n. A fallow state; barrenness; exemption from bearing fruit.
||FALS'ARY, n. [See False.] A falsifier of evidence. [Not in use.]
||FALSE-HEARTED, a. Hollow; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious. [The former is not used.]
||FALSE-HEARTEDNESS, n. Perfidiousness; treachery.
||FALSE, a. [L. falsus, from fallo, to deceive. See Fall and Fail.]1. Not true; not conformable to ...
||FALSEHOOD, n. fols'hood. [false and hood.]1. Contrariety or inconformity to fact or truth; as ...
||FALSELY, adv. fols'ly.1. In a manner contrary to truth and fact; not truly; as, to speak or swear ...
||FALSENESS, n. fols'ness.1. Want of integrity and veracity, either in principle or in act; as the ...
||FALS'ER, n. A deceiver.
||FALSET'TO, n. A feigned voice.
||FALS'IFIABLE, a. [from falsify.] That may be falsified, counterfeited or corrupted.
||FALSIFICA'TION, n. 1. The act of making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an ...
||FALSIFICA'TOR, n. A falsifier.
||FALS'IFIED, pp. Counterfeited.
||FALS'IFIER, n.1. One who counterfeits, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; or one who ...
||FALS'IFY, v.t.1. To counterfeit; to forge; to make something false, or in imitation of that which ...
||FALS'IFYING, ppr. Counterfeiting; forging; lying; proving to be false; violating.
||FALS'ITY, n. [L. falsitas.] 1. Contrariety or inconformity to truth; the quality of being ...
||FAL'TER, v.i. [L. fallo, the primary sense of which is to fall short, or to err, to miss, to ...
||FAL'TERING, ppr. Hesitating; speaking with a feeble, broken, trembling utterance; ...
||FAL'TERINGLY, adv. With hesitation; with a trembling, broken voice; with difficulty or feebleness.
||FA'ME-GIVING, a. Bestowing fame.
||FAME, n. [L. fama; Gr. from to speak.]1. Public report or rumor.The fame thereof was heard in ...
||FA'MED, a. Much talked of; renowned; celebrated; distinguished and exalted by favorable reports. ...
||FA'MELESS, a. Without renown.
||FAMIL'IAR, a. famil'yar. [L. familiaris, familia, family, which see.]1. Pertaining to a family; ...
||FAMILIAR'ITY, n.1. Intimate and frequent converse, or association in company. The gentlemen lived ...
||FAMIL'IARIZE, v.t.1. To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known, ...
||FAMIL'IARIZED, pp. Accustomed; habituated; made easy by practice, custom or use.
||FAMIL'IARIZING, ppr. Accustoming; rendering easy by practice, custom or use.
||FAMIL'IARLY, adv.1. In a familiar manner; unceremoniously; without constraint; without ...
||FAM'ILISM, n. The tenets of the familists.
||FAM'ILIST, n. [from family.] One of the religious sect called the family of love.
||FAM'ILY, n. [L. familia.]1. The collective body of persons who live in one house and under one ...
||FAM'INE, n. [L. fames.]1. Scarcity of food; dearth; a general want of provisions sufficient for ...
||FAM'ISH, v.t. [L. fames.]1. To starve; to kill or destroy with hunger.2. To exhaust the strength ...
||FAM'ISHED, pp. Starved; exhausted by want of sustenance.
||FAM'ISHING, ppr. Starving; killing; perishing by want of food.
||FAM'ISHMENT, n. The pain of extreme hunger or thirst; extreme want of sustenance.
||FA'MOUS, a. [L. famosus. See Fame.]1. Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; much talked ...
||FA'MOUSED, a. Renowned. [An ill formed word.]
||FA'MOUSLY, adv. With great renown or celebration.Then this land was famously enriched with politic ...
||FA'MOUSNESS, n. Renown; great fame; celebrity.
||FAN-LIGHT, n. A window in form of an open fan.
||FAN, n. [L. vannus.]1. An instrument used by ladies to agitate the air and cool the face in warm ...
||FANAT'ICAL, a. [L. fanaticus, phanaticus.]Wild and extravagant in opinions, particularly in ...
||FANAT'ICALLY, adv. With wild enthusiasm.
||FANAT'ICALNESS, n. Fanaticism.
||FANAT'ICISM, n. Excessive enthusiasm; wild and extravagant notions of religion; religious frenzy.
||FANAT'ICIZE, v.t. To make fanatic.
||FAN'CIED, pp. [See Fancy.] Imagined; conceived; liked.
||FAN'CIFUL, a. [See Fancy.]1. Guided by the imagination, rather than by reason and experience; ...
||FAN'CIFULLY, adv. 1. In a fanciful manner; wildly; whimsically.2. According to fancy.
||FAN'CIFULNESS, n. 1. The quality of being fanciful, or influenced by the imagination, rather than ...
||FAN'CY, n. [contracted from fantasy, L. phantasia. Gr. from to cause to appear, to seem, to ...
||FAN'CYFRAMED, a. Created by the fancy.
||FAN'CYFREE, a. Free from the power of love.
||FAN'CYING, ppr. Imagining; conceiving; liking.
||FAN'CYMONGER, n. One who deals in tricks of imagination.
||FAN'CYSICK, a. One whose imagination is unsound, or whose distemper is in his own mind.
||FAND, old pret. of find. Obs.
||FANDAN'GO, n. A lively dance.
||FANE, n. [L. fanum.] a temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church; used in poetry.From men ...
||FAN'FARE, n. A coming into the lists with sound of trumpets; a flourish of trumpets.
||FAN'FARON, n. A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster; a vain pretender.
||FANFARONA'DE, n. A swaggering; vain boasting; ostentation; a bluster.
||FANG, v.t. [See Finger.]To catch; to seize; to lay hold; to gripe; to clutch. Obs.FANG, n.1. The ...
||FANG'ED, a. Furnished with fangs, tusks, or something long and pointed; as a fanged adder.Chariots ...
||FAN'GLE, n. fang'gl.A new attempt; a trifling scheme. [Not used.]
||FAN'GLED, a. Properly, begun, new made; hence, gaudy; showy; vainly decorated. [Seldom used, ...
||FANG'LESS, a. Having no fangs or tusks; toothless; as a fangless lion.
||FAN'GOT, n. A quantity of wares, as raw silk, &c., from one to two hundred weight and three ...
||FAN'ION, n. fan'yon. [L. pannus.]In armies, a small flag carried with the baggage.
||FAN'NED, pp. Blown with a fan; winnowed; ventilated.
||FAN'NER, n. One who fans.
||FAN'NING, ppr. Blowing; ventilating.
||FAN'ON, n. A sort of ornament like a scarf, worn about the left arm of a mass-priest, when he ...
||FAN'TASIED, a. [from fantasy, fancy.] Filled with fancies or imaginations; whimsical. [Not ...
||FAN'TASM, n. [Gr. from to appear. Usually written phantasm.]That which appears to the ...
||FANTAS'TICAL, a. [Gr. vision, fancy, from to appear.]1. Fanciful; produced or existing only in ...
||FANTAS'TICALLY, adv.1. By the power of imagination.2. In a fantastic manner; capriciously; ...
||FANTAS'TICALNESS, n. Compliance with fancy; humorousness; whimsicalness; unreasonableness; ...
||FAN'TASY, n. Now written fancy, which see.Is not this something more than fantasy?
||FAN'TOM, n. [L. phantasma, from the Greek. See Fancy.]Something that appears to the imagination; ...
||FAP, a. Fuddled. [Not in use.]
||FAQUIR, [See Fakir.]
||FAR-ABOUT', n. A going out of the way. [Not in use.]
||F'AR-FAMED, a. Widely celebrated.
||F'AR-FETCH, n. A deep laid stratagem. [Little used.]
||F'AR-FETCHED, a.1. Brought from a remote place.Whose pains have earned the far-fetched spoil.2. ...
||FAR-PIER'CING, a. Striking or penetrating a great way; as a far-piercing eye.
||FAR-SHOOT'ING, a. Shooting to a great distance.Great love, he said, and the far-shooting god.
||F'AR, a. [L. porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.]1. Distant, ...
||F'ARCE, v.t. [L. farcio.]1. To stuff; to fill with mingled ingredients. [Little used.]The first ...
||F'ARCICAL, a. 1. Belonging to a farce; appropriated to farce.They deny the characters to be ...
||F'ARCICALLY, adv. In a manner suited to farce; hence, ludicrously.
||F'ARCILITE, n. [from farce.] Pudding-stone. The calcarious farcilite, called amenla, is formed ...
||F'ARCING, n. Stuffing composed of mixed ingredients.
||F'ARCTATE, a. [L. farctus, stuffed, from farcio.]In botany, stuffed; crammed, or full; without ...
||F'ARCY, n. A disease of horses, sometimes of oxen, of the nature of a scabies or mange.
||F'ARD, v.t. To paint. [Not used.]
||F'ARDEL, n. [Probably from the root of L. fero, to bear, or of farcio, to stuff.] A bundle or ...
||FARE, v.i. [This word may be connected in origin with the Heb. to go, to pass.]1. To go; to pass; ...
||FA'REWELL, a compound of fare, in the imperative, and well. Go well; originally applied to a ...
||FARI'NA, n. [L. farina, meal.]1. In botany, the pollen, fine dust or powder, contained in the ...
||FARINA'CEOUS, a. [from L. farina, meal.]1. Consisting or made of meal or flour; as a farinaceous ...
||F'ARM-OFFICE, n. Farm-offices, are the out buildings pertaining to a farm.
||F'ARM, n. 1. A tract of land leased on rent reserved; ground let to a tenant on condition of his ...
||F'ARMABLE, a. That may be farmed.
||F'ARMED, pp. Leased on rent; let out at a certain rate or price.
||F'ARMER, n.1. In Great Britain, a tenant; a lessee; one who hires and cultivates a farm; a ...
||F'ARMHOUSE, n. A house attached to a farm, and for the residence of a farmer.
||F'ARMING, ppr. 1. Letting or leasing land on rent reserved, or duties and imposts at a certain ...
||F'ARMOST, a. [far and most.] Most distant or remote.
||F'ARMYARD, n. The yard or inclosure attached to a barn; or the inclosure surrounded by the farm ...
||F'ARNESS, n. [from far.] Distance; remoteness.
||FARRAG'INOUS, a. [L. farrago, a mixture, from far, meal.]Formed of various materials; mixed; as a ...
||FARRA'GO, n. [L. from far, meal.] A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a ...
||FARREATION. [See Confarreation.]
||FAR'RIER, n. [L. ferrarius, from ferrum, iron.]1. A shoer of horses; a smith who shoes horses.2. ...
||FAR'RIERY, n. The art of preventing, curing or mitigating the diseases of horses.
||FAR'ROW, n. A litter of pigs.FAR'ROW, v.t. To bring forth pigs. [Used of swine only.]FAR'ROW, ...
||F'ARTHER, a. comp.1. More remote; more distant than something else.Let me add a farther truth.2. ...
||F'ARTHERANCE, n. A helping forward; promotion. [Not used.]
||F'ARTHERMORE, adv. Besides; moreover. [Little used.]
||F'ARTHEST, a. superl. [See Furthest.]Most distant or remote; as the farthest degree.F'ARTHEST, ...
||F'ARTHING, n.1. The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being the fourth of a ...
||F'ARTHINGALE, n. [This is a compound word, but it is not easy to analyze it.]A hoop petticoat; or ...
||F'ARTHINGSWORTH, n. As much as is sold for a farthing.
||FAS'CES, n. plu. [L. fascis.]In Roman antiquity, an ax tied with a bundle of rods, and borne ...
||FAS'CIA, n. fash'ia. [L. a band or sash.]1. A band, sash or fillet. In architecture, any flat ...
||FAS'CIAL, a fash'ial. Belonging to the fasces.
||FAS'CIATED, a. fash'iated. Bound with a fillet, sash or bandage.
||FASCIA'TION, n. fashia'tion. The act or manner of binding up diseased parts; bandage.
||FAS'CICLE, n. [L. fasciculus, from fascis, a bundle.]In botany, a bundle, or little bundle; a ...
||FAS'CICLED, a. [from fasciculus, supra.]Growing in bundles or bunches from the same point, as the ...
||FASCIC'ULAR, a. [L. fascicularis.] United in a bundle; as a fascicular root, a root of the ...
||FASCIC'ULARLY, adv. In the form of bundles.
||FASCIC'ULITE, n. [supra.] A variety of fibrous hornblend, of a fascicular structure.
||FAS'CINATE, v.t. [L. fascino; Gr.]1. To bewitch; to enchant; to operate on by some powerful or ...
||FAS'CINATED, pp. Bewitched; enchanted; charmed.
||FAS'CINATING, ppr. Bewitching; enchanting; charming; captivating.
||FASCINA'TION, n. The act of bewitching or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; a powerful or ...
||FAS'CINE, n. [L. fascis, a bundle.] In fortification, a fagot, a bundle of rods or small sticks ...
||FAS'CINOUS, a. Caused or acting by witchcraft. [Not used.]
||FASH'ION-MONGER, n. One who studies the fashion; a fop.Fashion-pieces, in ships, the hindmost ...
||FASH'ION, n. fash'on. [L. facio, facies.]1. The make or form of any thing; the state of any ...
||FASH'IONABLE, a.1. Made according to the prevailing form or mode; as a fashionable dress.2. ...
||FASH'IONABLENESS, n. The state of being fashionable; modish elegance; such appearance as is ...
||FASH'IONABLY, adv. In a manner according to fashion, custom or prevailing practice; with modish ...
||FASH'IONED, pp. Made; formed; shaped; fitted; adapted.
||FASH'IONER, n. One who forms or gives shape to.
||FASH'IONING, ppr. Forming; giving shape to; fitting; adapting.
||FAS'SAITE, n. A mineral, a variety of augite, found in the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.
||F'AST-DAY, n. The day on which fasting is observed.
||F'AST-HANDED, a. Closehanded; covetous; closefisted; avaricious.
||F'AST, a. 1. Literally, set, stopped, fixed, or pressed close. Hence, close; tight; as, make ...
||F'ASTEN, v.t. f'asn.1. To fix firmly; to make fast or close; as, to fasten a chain to the feet, ...
||F'ASTENED, pp. Made firm or fast; fixed firmly; impressed.
||F'ASTENER, n. One that makes fast or firm.
||F'ASTENING, ppr. Making fast.F'ASTENING, n. Any thing that binds and makes fast; or that which is ...
||F'ASTER, n. One who abstains from food.
||FASTIDIOS'ITY, n. Fastidiousness. [Not used.]
||FASTID'IOUS, a. [L. fastidiousus, from fastidio, to disdain from fastus, haughtiness. See Heb.]1. ...
||FASTID'IOUSLY, adv. Disdainfully; squeamishly; contemptuously. they look fastidiously and speak ...
||FASTID'IOUSNESS, n. Disdainfulness; contemptuousness; squeamishness of mind, taste or appetite.
||FASTIG'IATED, a. [L. fastigiatus, pointed, from fastigio, to point, fastigium, a top or peak.]1. ...
||F'ASTING-DAY, n. A day of fasting; a fast-day; a day of religious mortification and humiliation.
||F'ASTING, ppr. Abstaining from food.F'ASTING, n. The act of abstaining from food.
||F'ASTNESS, n.1. The state of being fast and firm; firm adherence.2. Strength; security.The places ...
||FAS'TUOUS, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]Proud; haughty; disdainful.
||FAT, a. 1. Fleshy; plump; corpulent; abounding with an oily concrete substance, as an animal ...
||FA'TAL, a. [L. fatalis. See Fate.] 1. Proceeding from fate or destiny; necessary; ...
||FA'TALISM, n. The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by ...
||FA'TALIST, n. One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.
||FATAL'ITY, n.1. A fixed unalterable course of things, independent of God or any controlling cause; ...
||FA'TALLY, adv. 1. By a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable necessity or determination.2. ...
||FA'TALNESS, n. Invincible necessity.
||FAT'BRAINED, a. Dull of apprehension.
||FATE, n. [L. fatum, from for, fari, to speak, whence fatus.]1. Primarily, a decree or word ...
||FA'TED, a.1. Decreed by fate; doomed; destined. He was fated to rule over a factious people.2. ...
||FA'TEFUL, a. Bearing fatal power; producing fatal events.The fateful steel.
||FATES, n. plu. In mythology, the destinies or parcae; goddesses supposed to preside over the birth ...
||F'ATHER-IN-LAW, n. The father of one's husband or wife; and a man who marries a woman who has ...
||F'ATHER, n. [L. pater. The primary sense is obvious.]1. He who begets a child; in L. genitor or ...
||F'ATHERED, pp.1. Adopted; taken as one's own; ascribed to one as the author.2. Having had a ...
||F'ATHERHOOD, n. The state of being a father, or the character or authority of a father.We might ...
||F'ATHERING, ppr. Adopting; taking or acknowledging as one's own; ascribing to the father or ...
||F'ATHERLASHER, n. A fish of the genus Cottus or bull-head, called scorpius or scolping. The head ...
||F'ATHERLESS, a.1. Destitute of a living father; as a fatherless child.3. Without a known author.
||F'ATHERLESSNESS, n. The state of being without a father.
||F'ATHERLINESS, n. [See Fatherly.] The qualities of a father; parental kindness, care and ...
||F'ATHERLY, a. [father and like.] 1. Like a father in affection and care; tender; paternal; ...
||FATH'OM, n. 1. A measure of length containing six feet, the space to which a man may extend his ...
||FATH'OMED, pp. Encompassed with the arms; reached; comprehended.
||FATH'OMER, n. One who fathoms.
||FATH'OMING, ppr. Encompassing with the arms; reaching; comprehending; sounding; penetrating.
||FATH'OMLESS, a. 1. That of which no bottom can be found; bottomless.2. That cannot be embraced, ...
||FATID'ICAL, a. [L. fatidicus; fatum and dico.] Having power to foretell future events; prophetic.
||FATIF'EROUS, a. [L. fatifer; futum and fero. Deadly; mortal, destructive.
||FAT'IGABLE, a. [See Fatigue.] That may be wearied; easily tired.
||FAT'IGATE, v.t. [L. fatigo.] To weary; to tire. [Little used.]FAT'IGATE, a. Wearied; tired. ...
||FATIGA'TION n. Weariness
||FATIGUE, n. fatee'g. [L. fatigo. it seems to be allied to fatisco; if so, the sense is a ...
||FATIGUED, pp. fatee'ged. Wearied; tired; harassed.
||FATIGUING, ppr. fatee'ging. 1. Tiring; wearying; harassing.2. a. Inducing weariness or ...
||FATIS'CENCE, n. [L. fatisco, to open, to gape. A gaping or opining; a state of being chinky.
||FATKID'NEYED, n. [fat and kidney.] Fat; gross; a word used in contempt.
||FAT'LING, n. [from fat.] A lamb, kid or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; ...
||FAT'LY, adv. Grossly; greasily.
||FAT'NER, n. That which fattens; that which gives fatness or richness and fertility.
||FAT'NESS, n. [from fat.]1. The quality of being fat, plump, or full fed; corpulency; fullness of ...
||FAT'TEN, v.t. fat'n. 1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy, or plump with fat.2. ...
||FAT'TENED, pp. fat'nd. Made fat, plump or fleshy.
||FAT'TENER, n. [See Fatner.]
||FAT'TENING, ppr. fat'ning. Making fat; growing fat; making or growing rich and fruitful.
||FAT'TINESS, n. [from fatty.] The state of being fat; grossness; greasiness.
||FAT'TISH, a. Somewhat fat.
||FAT'TY, a. Having the qualities of fat; greasy; as a fatty substance.
||FATU'ITY, n. [L. fatuitas.] Weakness or imbecility of mind; feebleness of intellect; foolishness.
||FAT'UOUS, a. [L. fatuus.]1. Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish.2. Impotent; without ...
||FAT'WITTED, a. [fat and wit.] Heavy; dull; stupid.
||FAU'CET, n. A pipe to be inserted in a cask for drawing liquor, and stopped with a peg or spigot. ...
||FAUCHION. [See Falchion.]
||FAU'FEL, n. [said to be Sanscrit.] The fruit of a species of the palm tree.
||FAULT, n. [See Fail.]1. Properly, an erring or missing; a failing; hence, an error or mistake; a ...
||FAULT'ED, pp. Charged with a fault; accused.
||FAULT'ER, n. An offender; one who commits a fault.
||FAULT'FUL, a. Full of faults or sins.
||FAULT'ILY, adv. [from faulty.] Defectively; erroneously; imperfectly; improperly; wrongly.
||FAULT'INESS, n. [from faulty.] 1. The state of being faulty, defective or erroneous; defect.2. ...
||FAULT'ING, ppr. Accusing.
||FAULT'LESS, a. 1. Without fault; not defective or imperfect; free from blemish; free from ...
||FAULT'LESSNESS, n. Freedom from faults or defects.
||FAULT'Y, a. 1. Containing faults, blemishes or defects; defective; imperfect; as a faulty ...
||FAUN, n. [L. faunus.] Among the Romans, a kind of demigod, or rural deity, called also sylvan, ...
||FAUN'IST, n. One who attends to rural disquisitions; a naturalist.
||FAU'SEN, n. A large eel.
||FAU'TOR, n. [L. See Favor.] A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support. [Little ...
||FAU'TRESS, n. A female favorer; a patroness.
||FAVIL'LOUS, a. [L. favilla, ashes.]1. Consisting of or pertaining to ashes.2. Resembling ashes.
||FA'VOR, n. [L. favor, faveo.]1. Kind regard; kindness; countenance; propitious aspect; friendly ...
||FA'VORABLE, a. [L. favorabilis.]1. Kind; propitious; friendly; affectionate.Lend favorable ear to ...
||FA'VORABLENESS, n. 1. Kindness; kind disposition or regard.2. Convenience; suitableness; that ...
||FA'VORABLY, adv. Kindly; with friendly dispositions; with regard or affection; with an inclination ...
||FA'VORED, pp. 1. Countenanced; supported; aided; supplied with advantages; eased; spared.2. a. ...
||FA'VOREDNESS, n. Appearance.
||FA'VORER, n. One who favors; one who regards with kindness or friendship; a wellwisher; one who ...
||FA'VORING, ppr. Regarding with friendly dispositions; countenancing; wishing well to; contributing ...
||FA'VORITE, n. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor, preference and affection; one ...
||FA'VORITISM, n. 1. The act or practice of favoring, or giving a preference to one over another.2. ...
||FA'VORLESS, a. 1. Unfavored; not regarded with favor; having no patronage or countenance.2. Not ...
||FAV'OSITE, n. [L. favus, a honey-comb.] A genus of fossil zoophytes.
||FAWN, n. A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year.FAWN, v.i. To bring forth a fawn.FAWN, ...
||FAWN'ER, n. One who fawns; one who cringes and flatters meanly.
||FAWN'ING, ppr. Courting servilely; flattering by cringing and meanness; bringing forth a ...
||FAWN'INGLY, adv. In a cringing servile way; with mean flattery.
||FAX'ED, a. Hairy. [Not in use.]
||FAY, n. A fairy; an elf.FAY, v.i. [See Fadge.]To fit; to suit; to unite closely with. [This is a ...
||FEAGUE, v.t. feeg. To beat or whip. [Not in use.]
||FE'AL, a. Faithful. [Infra.]
||FE'ALTY, n. [L. fidelis.]Fidelity to a lord; faithful adherence of a tenant or vassal to the ...
||FEAR, n. [See the Verb.] 1. A painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or ...
||FE'ARED, pp. Apprehended or expected with painful solicitude; reverenced.
||FE'ARFUL, a.1. Affected by fear; feeling pain in expectation of evil; apprehensive with ...
||FE'ARFULLY, adv. 1. Timorously; in fear.In such a night did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew.2. ...
||FE'ARFULNESS, n. 1. Timorousness; timidity.2. State of being afraid; awe; dread.A thing that ...
||FE'ARLESS, a.1. Free from fear; as fearless of death; fearless of consequences.2. Bold; ...
||FE'ARLESSLY, adv. Without fear; in a bold or courageous manner; intrepidly. Brave men fearlessly ...
||FE'ARLESSNESS, n. Freedom from fear; courage; boldness; intrepidity.He gave instances of an ...
||FEASIBIL'ITY, n. s as z. [See Feasible.] The quality of being capable of execution; ...
||FE'ASIBLE, a. s as z. [L. facere.]1. That may be done, performed, executed or effected; ...
||FE'ASIBLENESS, n. Feasibility; practicability.
||FE'ASIBLY, adv. Practicably.
||FEAST, n. [L. festum.]1. A sumptuous repast or entertainment, of which a number of guests ...
||FE'ASTED, pp. Entertained sumptuously; delighted.
||FE'ASTER, n.1. One who fares deliciously.2. One who entertains magnificently.
||FE'ASTFUL, a.1. Festive; joyful; as a feastful day or friend.2. Sumptuous, luxurious; as feastful ...
||FE'ASTING, ppr. 1. Eating luxuriously; faring sumptuously.2. Delighting; gratifying.3. ...
||FE'ASTRITE, n. Custom observed in entertainments.
||FEAT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to perform.]1. An act; a deed; an exploit; as a bold feat; a ...
||FE'ATEOUS, a. Neat; dextrous.
||FE'ATEOUSLY, adv. Neatly; dextrously. Obs.
||FEATH'ER-FEW, A corruption of feverfew.
||FEATH'ER-SELLER,'ER-SELLER, n. One who sells fethers for beds.
||FE'ATLY, adv. [from feat.] Neatly; dextrously; adroitly. [Little used.]
||FE'ATNESS, n. [from feat.] Dexterity; adroitness; skillfulness. [Little used.]
||FE'ATURE, n. [L. factura, a making, from facio, to make.]1. The make, form or cast of any part of ...
||FE'ATURED, a. Having features or good features; resembling in features.
||FEAZE, v.t. To untwist the end of a rope.
||FEB'RIFACIENT, a. [L. febris, a fever, and facio, to make.] Causing fever.FEB'RIFACIENT, n. That ...
||FEBRIF'IC, a. [L. febris, fever, and facio, to make.] Producing fever; feverish.
||FEB'RIFUGE, n. [L. febris, fever, and fugo, to drive away.]Any medicine that mitigates or removes ...
||FE'BRILE, a. [L. febrilis, from febris, fever.]Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived ...
||FEB'RUARY, n. [L. Februarius. The Latin word is said to be named from februo, to purify by ...
||FEBRUA'TION, n. Purification. [See February.]
||FE'CAL, a. [See Faces.] Containing or consisting of dregs, lees, sediment or excrement.
||FE'CES, n. plu. [L. faces.] 1. Dregs; lees; sediment; the matter which subsides in casks of ...
||FE'CIAL, a. [L. fecialis.] Pertaining to heralds and the denunciation of war to an enemy; as ...
||FEC'ULA, n.1. The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.2. Starch or farina; called also amylaceous ...
||FEC'ULENCY, n. [L. faeculentia, from facula, faces, fax, dregs.]1. Muddiness; foulness; the ...
||FEC'ULENT, a. Foul with extraneous or impure substances; muddy; thick; turbid; abounding with ...
||FEC'ULUM, n. [from faces, supra.] A dry, dusty, tasteless substance obtained from plants. [This ...
||FE'CUND, a. [L. facundus, from the root of faetus.] Fruitful in children; prolific.
||FE'CUNDATE, v.t.1. To make fruitful or prolific.2. To impregnate; as, the pollen of flowers ...
||FE'CUNDATED, pp. Rendered prolific or fruitful; impregnated.
||FE'CUNDATING, ppr. Rendering fruitful; impregnating.
||FECUNDA'TION, n. The act of making fruitful or prolific; impregnation.
||FECUND'IFY, v.t. To make fruitful; to fecundate. [Little used.]
||FECUND'ITY, n. [L. faecunditas.]1. Fruitfulness; the quality of producing fruit; particularly, ...
||FED, pret. and pp. of feed, which see.
||FED'ARY, n. A partner; a confederate; an accomplice. [Not used.]
||FED'ERAL, a. [from L. faedus, a league, allied perhaps to Eng. wed. L. vas, vadis, vador, ...
||FED'ERALIST, n. an appellation in America, given to the friends of the constitution of the United ...
||FED'ERATE, a. [L. faederatus.] Leagued; united by compact, as sovereignties, states or nations; ...
||FEDERA'TION, n.1. The act of uniting in a league.2. A league; a confederacy.
||FED'ERATIVE, a. uniting; joining in a league; forming a confederacy.
||FE'DITY, n. [L. faditas.] Turpitude; vileness. [Not in use.]
||FEE'-TAIL, n. An estate entailed; a conditional fee.
||FEE, n. [L. pecu, pecus. From the use of cattle in transferring property, or from barter and ...
||FEE'BLE-MINDED, a. Weak in mind; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute. Comfort the ...
||FEE'BLE, a. [I know not the origin of the first syllable.]1. Weak; destitute of much physical ...
||FEE'BLENESS, n.1. Weakness of body or mind, from any cause; imbecility; infirmity; want of ...
||FEE'BLY, adv. Weakly; without strength; as, to move feebly.Thy gentle numbers feebly creep.
||FEED, v.t. pret. and pp. [See Father.]1. To give food to; as, to feed an infant; to feed horses ...
||FEE'DER, n.1. One that gives food, or supplies nourishment.2. One who furnishes incentives; an ...
||FEE'DING, ppr. Giving food or nutriment; furnishing provisions; eating; taking food or ...
||FEEL, v.t. pret. and pp. felt. [L. palpo. the primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike ...
||FEE'LER, n. 1. One who feels.2. One of the palpi of insects. The feelers of insects are usually ...
||FEE'LING, ppr. 1. Perceiving by the touch; having perception.2. a. Expressive of great ...
||FEE'LINGLY, adv.1. With expression of great sensibility; tenderly; as, to speak feelingly.2. So ...
||FEESE, n. A race. [Not in use.]
||FEET, n. plu of foot. [See Foot.]
||FEE'TLESS, a. Destitute of feet; as feetless birds.
||FEIGN, v.t. fane. [L. fingo. The Latin forms fictum, fictus, whence figura, figure, also ...
||FEIGNED, pp. Invented; devised; imagined; assumed.
||FEIGNEDLY, adv. In fiction; in pretense; not really.
||FEIGNEDNESS, n. Fiction; pretense; deceit.
||FEIGNER, n. One who feigns; an inventor; a deviser of fiction.
||FEIGNING, ppr. Imagining; inventing; pretending; making a false show.FEIGNING, n. A false ...
||FEIGNINGLY, adv. With false appearance.
||FEINT, n. 1. An assumed or false appearance; a pretense of doing something not intended to be ...
||FE'LANDERS, n. [See Filanders.]
||FELDSPATH'IC, a. Pertaining to feldspar, or consisting of it.
||FELIC'ITATE, v.t. [L. felicito, from felix, happy.]1. To make very happy.What a glorious ...
||FELIC'ITATED, pp. Made very happy; congratulated.
||FELIC'ITATING, ppr. Making very happy; congratulating.
||FELICITA'TION, n. Congratulation.
||FELIC'ITOUS, a. Very happy; prosperous; delightful.
||FELIC'ITOUSLY, adv. Happily.
||FELIC'ITY, n. [L. felicitas, from felix, happy.]1. Happiness, or rather great happiness; ...
||FE'LINE, a. [L. felinus, from felis, a cat.]Pertaining to cats, or to their species; like a cat; ...
||FELL, pret. of fall.FELL, a.1. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman.It seemed fury, discord, madness fell.2. ...
||FELL'ED, pp. Knocked or cut down.
||FELL'ER, n. One who hews or knocks down. Is. 14.
||FELLIF'LUOUS, a. [L. fel, gall, and fluo, to flow.] Flowing with gall.
||FELL'ING, ppr. Cutting or beating to the ground.
||FELL'MONGER, n. [fell and monger.] A dealer in hides.
||FELL'NESS, n. [See Fell, cruel.] Cruelty; fierce barbarity; rage.
||FELL'OE, [See Felly.]
||FELLOW-CIT'IZEN, n. A citizen of the same state or nation. Eph. 2.
||FELLOW-COM'MONER, n. 1. One who has the same right of common.2. In Cambridge, England, one who ...
||FELLOW-COUN'SELOR, n. An associate in council.
||FELLOW-CRE'ATURE, n. One of the same race or kind. Thus men are all called fellow-creatures. ...
||FELLOW-FEE'LING, n. 1. Sympathy; a like feeling.2. Joint interest. [Not in use.]
||FELLOW-HEIR, n. A co-heir, or joint-heir; one entitled to a share of the same inheritance.That the ...
||FELLOW-HELP'ER, n. A co-adjutor; one who concurs or aids in the same business. 3John 8.
||FELLOW-LA'BORER, n. One who labors in the same business or design.
||FELLOW-MA'IDEN, n. A maiden who is an associate.
||FELLOW-MEM'BER, n. A member of the same body.
||FELLOW-MIN'ISTER, n. One who officiates in the same ministry or calling.
||FELLOW-PEE'R, n. One who has the like privileges of nobility.
||FELLOW-PRIS'ONER, n. One imprisoned in the same place. Rom. 16.
||FELLOW-RA'KE, n. An associate in vice and profligacy.
||FELLOW-SCHOL'AR, n. An associate in studies.
||FELLOW-SERV'ANT, n. One who has the same master.
||FELLOW-SO'LDIER, n. One who fights under the same commander, or is engaged in the same service. ...
||FELLOW-STRE'AM, n. A stream in the vicinity.
||FELLOW-STU'DENT, n. One who studies in the same company or class with another, or who belongs to ...
||FELLOW-SUB'JECT, n. One who is subject to the same government with another.
||FELLOW-SUF'FERER, n. One who shares in the same evil, or partakes of the same sufferings with ...
||FELLOW-TRAV'ELER, n. One who travels in company with another.
||FELLOW-WORK'ER, n. One employed in the same occupation.
||FELLOW-WRI'TER, n. One who writes at the same time.
||FEL'LOW, n. [Heb. to tie or connect, to be joined or associated.]1. A companion; an associate.In ...
||FEL'LOWLIKE, a. Like a companion; companionable; on equal terms.
||FEL'LOWSHIP, n.1. Companionship; society; consort; mutual association of persons on equal and ...
||FEL'LY, adv. [See Fell, cruel.] Cruelly; fiercely; barbarously.FEL'LY, n. The exterior part or ...
||FEL'ON-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Solanum.
||FEL'ON, n. [Low L. felo.]1. In law, a person who has committed felony. [See Felony.]2. A ...
||FELO'NIOUS, a.1. Malignant; malicious; indicating or proceeding from a depraved heart or evil ...
||FELON'NIOUSLY, adv. In a felonious manner; with the deliberate intention to commit a crime. ...
||FEL'ONY, n. [See Felon.] In common law, any crime which incurs the forfeiture of lands or goods. ...
||FEL'SITE, n. [See Feldspar.] A species of compact feldspar, of an azure blue or green color, ...
||FEL'SPATH, n. A mineral widely distributed and usually of a foliated structure. When in crystals ...
||FELT, pret. of feel.FELT, n. [L. pellis, Eng. fell, a skin from plucking or stripping, L. vello, ...
||FELT'ER, v.t. To clot or meet together like felt.
||FELT'MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make felt.
||FELUC'CA, n. A boat or vessel, with oars and lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean. It has this ...
||FEL'WORT, n. A plant, a species of Gentian.
||FEMALE-FLOWER, n. In botany, a flower which is furnished with the pistil, pointal, or female ...
||FEMALE-PLANT, n. A plant which produces female flowers.
||FEMALE-SCREW, n. A screw with grooves or channels.
||FE'MALE, n. [L. femella. See Feminine.]1. Among animals, one of that sex which conceives and ...
||FEMINAL'ITY, n. The female nature.
||FEM'INATE, a. Feminine. [Not in use.]
||FEM'ININE, a. [L. femininus, from femina, woman. The first syllable may be and probably is from ...
||FEMIN'ITY, n. The quality of the female sex. [Not used.]
||FEM'INIZE, v.t. To make womanish. [Not used.]
||FEMME-COVERT, n. A married woman, who is under covert of her baron or husband.
||FEMME-SOLE, n. An unmarried woman.Femme-sole merchant, a woman who uses a trade alone, or without ...
||FEM'ORAL, a. [L. femoralis, from femur, the thigh.]Belonging to the thigh; as the femoral artery.
||FEN'-SUCKED, a. Sucked out of marshes; as fen-sucked fogs.
||FEN, n. [L. fons, Eng. fountain.]Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, ...
||FENCE-MONTH, n. The month in which hunting in any forest is prohibited.
||FENCE, n. fens. [See Fend.]1. A wall, hedge, ditch, bank, or line of posts and rails, or of ...
||FEN'CED, pp. Inclosed with a fence; guarded; fortified.
||FENCEFUL, a. fens'ful. Affording defense.
||FENCELESS, a. fens'less. 1. Without a fence; uninclosed; unguarded.2. Open; not inclosed; as the ...
||FEN'CER, n. One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.
||FEN'CIBLE, a.1. Capable of defense.2. n. A soldier for defense of the country; as a regiment of ...
||FEN'CING-MASTER, n. One who teaches the art of attack and defense with sword or foil.
||FEN'CING-SCHOOL, n. A school in which the art of fencing is taught.
||FEN'CING, ppr. Inclosing with fence; guarding; fortifying.FEN'CING, n. 1. The art of using ...
||FEND, v.t. [The root of defend and offend. The primary sense is to fall on, or to strike, to ...
||FEND'ED, pp. Kept off; warded off; shut out.
||FEND'ER, n.1. That which defends; an utensil employed to hinder coals of fire from rolling forward ...
||FEND'ING, ppr. Keeping or warding off.
||FEN'ERATE, v.i. [L. fenero.] To put to use; to lend on interest. [Not used.]
||FENERA'TION, n. The act of lending on use; or the interest or gain of that which is lent.
||FENES'TRAL, a. [L. fenestralis, from fenestra, a window.] Pertaining to a window.
||FEN'NEL-FLOWER, n. A plant of the genus Nigella.
||FEN'NEL-GIANT, n. A plant of the genus Ferula.
||FEN'NEL, n. [L. faeiculum, from faenum, hay.]A fragrant plant of the genus Anethum, cultivated in ...
||FEN'NY, a. [from fen.]1. Boggy; marshy; moorish.2. Growing in fens; as fenny brake.3. ...
||FENNYSTONES, n. A plant.
||FEN'OWED, a. Corrupted; decayed. [Not in use.]
||FEN'UGREEK, n. [L. faenum graecum.] A plant of the genus Trigonella.
||FE'OD, n. A feud. So written by Blackstone and other authors; but more generally, feud, which ...
||FE'ODAL, a. Feudal, which see.
||FEODAL'ITY, n. Feudal tenures; the feudal system.
||FE'ODARY, n. One who holds lands of a superior, on condition of suit and service. [Little used. ...
||FEODATORY. [See Feudatory.]
||FEOFF, v.t. feff.To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant to one any corporeal hereditament. ...
||FEOFFEE, n. feffee'. A person who is infeoffed, that is, invested with a fee or corporeal ...
||FEOFFMENT, n. feff'ment. [Law L. feoffamentum.] The gift or grant of a fee or corporeal ...
||FEOFFOR, n. feff'er. One who infeoff's or grants a fee.
||FERA'CIOUS, a. [L. ferax, from fero, to bear.] Fruitful; producing abundantly.
||FERAC'ITY, n. [L. feracitas.] Fruitfulness. [Little used.]
||FE'RAL, a. [L. feralis.] Funeral; pertaining to funerals; mournful.
||FER'CIOUSLY, adv. Fiercely; with savage cruelty.
||FERE, n. A fellow; a mate; a peer. Obs.
||FER'ETORY, n. [L. feretrum, a bier.] A place in a church for a bier.
||FE'RIAL, a. [L. ferialis.] Pertaining to holidays, or to common days.
||FERIA'TION, n. [L. feriatio, from feriae, vacant days, holidays.]The act of keeping holiday; ...
||FE'RINE, a. [L. ferinus, from ferus, wild.]Wild; untamed; savage. Lions, tigers, wolves and bears ...
||FE'RINENESS, n. Wildness; savageness.
||FER'ITY, n. [L. feritas, from ferus, wild.]Wildness, savageness; cruelty.
||FERM, n. A farm or rent; a lodging-house. Obs. [See Farm.]
||FER'MENT, n. [L. fermentum, from fervo, to boil. See Fervent.]1. A gentle boiling; or the ...
||FERMENT'ABLE, a. Capable of fermentation; thus, cider, beer of all kinds, wine, and other ...
||FERMENTA'TION, n. [L. fermentatio.] The sensible internal motion of the constituent particles of ...
||FERMENT'ATIVE, a. 1. Causing or having power to cause fermentation; as fermentative heat.2. ...
||FERMENT'ATIVENESS, n. The state of being fermentative.
||FERMENT'ED, pp. Worked; having undergone the process of fermentation.
||FERMENT'ING, ppr. Working; effervesing.
||FERN-OWL, n. The goatsucker.
||FERN, n. A plant of several species constituting the tribe or family of Filices, which have their ...
||FERN'Y, a Abounding or overgrown with fern.
||FERO'CIOUS, a. [L. ferox; allied to ferus, wild, fera, a wild animal.]1. Fierce; savage; wild; ...
||FERO'CIOUSNESS, n. Savage fierceness; cruelty; ferocity.
||FEROC'ITY, n. [L. ferocitas.] 1. Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as the ferocity ...
||FER'REOUS, a. [L. ferreus, from ferrum, iron.]Partaking of iron; pertaining to iron; like iron; ...
||FER'RET, n. 1. An animal of the genus Mustela, or Weasel kind, about 14 inches in length, of a ...
||FER'RETED, pp. Driven from a burrow or lurking place.
||FER'RETER, n. One that hunts another in his private retreat.
||FER'RETING, ppr. Driving from a lurking place.
||FERRI-CAL'CITE, n. [L. ferrum, iron, and calx, lime.]A species of calcarious earth or limestone ...
||FER'RIAGE, n. [See Ferry.] The price or fare to be paid at a ferry; the compensation established ...
||FER'RIC, a. Pertaining to or extracted from iron. Ferric acid is the acid of iron saturated with ...
||FERRIF'EROUS, a. [L. ferrum and fer.] Producing or yielding iron.
||FER'RILITE, n. [L. ferrum, iron and Gr. a stone.]Rowley ragg; a variety of trap, containing iron ...
||FERRO-CY'ANATE, n. A compound of the ferro-cyanic acid with a base.
||FERRO-CYAN'IC, a. [L. ferrum, iron and cyanic, which see.] The same as ferroprussic.
||FERRO-PRUS'SIATE, n. A compound of the ferro-silicic acid with a base, forming a substance ...
||FERRO-PRUS'SIC, a. [L. ferrum, iron, and prussic.] Designating a peculiar acid, formed of prussic ...
||FERRO-SIL'ICATE, n. A compound of ferro-silicic acid with a base, forming a substance analogous to ...
||FERRO-SILIC'IC, a. [L. ferrum, iron, and silex.] Designating a compound of iron and silex.
||FERRU'GINATED, a. [infra.] Having the color or properties of the rust of iron.
||FERRU'GINOUS, a. [L. ferrugo, rust of iron, from ferrum, iron.]1. Partaking of iron; containing ...
||FER'RULE, n. A ring of metal put round a cane or other thing to strengthen it.
||FER'RY, v.t. [L. fero; allied to bear.]To carry or transport over a river, strait or other water, ...
||FER'RYBOAT, n. A boat for conveying passengers over streams and other narrow waters.
||FER'RYMAN, n. One who keeps a ferry, and transports passengers over a river.
||FER'TILE, a. [L. fertilis, from fero, to bear.]1. Fruitful; rich; producing fruit in abundance; ...
||FER'TILENESS, n. [See Fertility.]
||FERTIL'ITY, n. [L. fertilitas.] 1. Fruitfulness; the quality of producing fruit in abundance; as ...
||FER'TILIZE, v.t. To enrich; to supply with the pabulum of plants; to make fruitful or productive; ...
||FER'TILIZED, pp. Enriched; rendered fruitful.
||FER'TILIZING, ppr.1. Enriching; making fruitful or productive. The Connecticut overflows the ...
||FERULA'CEOUS, a. [L. ferula.] Pertaining to reeds or canes; having a stalk like a reed; or ...
||FER'ULE, n. [L. ferula, from ferio, to strike, or from the use of stalks of the Ferula.]1. A ...
||FERV'ENCY, n. [See fervent.]1. Heat of mind; ardor; eagerness.2. Pious ardor; animated zeal; ...
||FERV'ENT, a. [L. fervens, from ferveo, to be hot, to boil, to glow.]1. Hot; boiling; as a fervent ...
||FERV'ENTLY, adv.1. Earnestly; eagerly; vehemently; with great warmth.2. With pious ardor; with ...
||FERV'ID, a. [L. fervidus.] 1. Very hot; burning; boiling; as fervid heat.2. Very warm in zeal; ...
||FERV'IDLY, adv. Very hotly; with glowing warmth.
||FERV'IDNESS, n. Glowing heat; ardor of mind; warm zeal.
||FERV'OR, n. [L. fervor.]1. Heat or warmth; as the fervor of a summer's day.2. Heat of mind; ...
||FES'CENNINE, a. Pertaining to Fescennium in Italy; licentious.FES'CENNINE, n. A nuptial song, or ...
||FES'CUE-GRASS, n. The Festuca, a genus of grasses.
||FES'CUE, n. [L. festuca, a shoot or stalk of a tree, a rod.]A small wire used to point out letters ...
||FE'SELS, n. A kind of base grain.
||FESSE-POINT, n. The exact center of the escutcheon.
||FESSE, n. fess. [L. fascia, a band.] In heraldry, a bank or girdle, possessing the third part of ...
||FES'TAL, a. [L. festus, festive. See Feast.]Pertaining to a feast; joyous; gay; mirthful.
||FES'TER, v.i. [L. pestis, pus, or pustula.]To rankle; to corrupt; to grow virulent. We say of a ...
||FES'TERING, ppr. Rankling; growing virulent.
||FES'TINATE, a. [L. festino, festinatus.] Hasty; hurried. [Not in use.]
||FESTINA'TION, n. Haste. [Not used.]
||FES'TIVAL, a. [L. festivus, from festus, or festum or fasti. See Feast.]Pertaining to a feast; ...
||FES'TIVE, a. [L. festivus.] Pertaining to or becoming a feast; joyous; gay; mirthful.The glad ...
||FESTIV'ITY, n. [L. festivitas.] 1. Primarily, the mirth of a feast; hence, joyfulness; gaiety; ...
||FESTOON', n. Something in imitation of a garland or wreath. In architecture and sculpture, an ...
||FES'TUCINE, a. [l. festuca.] Being of a straw-color.
||FES'TUCOUS, a. Formed of straw.
||FET, n. A piece. [Not used.]FET, v.t. or i. To fetch; to come to. [Not used.]
||FE'TAL, a. [from fetus.] Pertaining to a fetus.
||FETCH, v.t.1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing towards or to a ...
||FETCH'ER, n. One that brings.
||FETCH'ING, ppr. Bringing; going and bringing; deriving; drawing; making; reaching; obtaining as ...
||FETH'ER-BED, n. A bed filled with fethers; a soft bed.
||FETH'ER-DRIVER, n. One who beats fethers to make them light or loose.
||FETH'ER-GRASS, n. A plant, gramen plumosum.
||FETH'ER, n.1. A plume; a general name of the covering of fowls. The smaller fethers are used for ...
||FETH'ERED, pp.1. Covered with fethers; enriched.2. a. Clothed or covered with fethers. A fowl or ...
||FETH'EREDGE, n. An edge like a fether.A board that has one edge thinner than the other, is called ...
||FETH'EREDGED, a. Having a thin edge.
||FETH'ERLESS, a. Destitute of fethers; unfledged.
||FETH'ERLY, a. Resembling fethers. [Not used.]
||FETH'ERY, a. 1. Clothed or covered with fethers.2. Resembling fethers.
||FET'ICISM, n. The worship of idols among the negroes of Africa, among whom fetch is an idol, any ...
||FET'ID, a. [L. faetidus, from faetco, to have an ill scent.]Having an offensive smell; having a ...
||FET'IDNESS, n. The quality of smelling offensively; a fetid quality.
||FETIF'EROUS, a. [L. faetifer; faetus and fero, to bear.] Producing young, as animals.
||FET'LOCK, n. [foot or feet and lock.] A tuft of hair growing behind the pastern joint of many ...
||FE'TOR, n. [L. faetor.] Any strong offensive smell; stench.
||FET'TER, n.1. A chain for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either ...
||FET'TERED, pp. Bound or confined by fetters; enchained.
||FET'TERING, ppr. Binding or fastening by the feet with a chain; confining; restraining motion.
||FET'TERLESS, a. Free from fetters or restraint.
||FETT'STEIN, n. A mineral of a greenish or bluish gray color or flesh red, called also elaolite.
||FE'TUS, n. plu. fetuses. [L. faetus.] The young of viviparous animals in the womb, and of ...
||FEUD, n. 1. Primarily, a deadly quarrel; hatred and contention that was to be terminated only by ...
||FEU'DAL, a. 1. Pertaining to feuds, fiefs or fees; as feudal rights or services; feudal ...
||FEU'DALISM, n. The feudal system; the principles and constitution of feuds, or lands held by ...
||FEUDAL'ITY, n. The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution.
||FEU'DARY, a. Holding land of a superior.
||FEU'DATARY, n. A feudatory, which see.
||FEU'DATORY, n.A tenant or vassal who holds his lands of a superior, on condition of military ...
||FEU'DIST, n. A writer on feuds.
||FEUILLAGE, n. A bunch or row of leaves.
||FEUILLEMORT, The color of a faded leaf.
||FEU'TER, v.t. To make ready. [Not in use.]
||FEU'TERER, n. A dog keeper. [Not used.]
||FE'VER-COOLING, a. Allaying febrile heat.
||FE'VER-ROOT, n. A plant of the genus Triosteum.
||FE'VER-SICK, a. Diseased with fever.
||FE'VER-WEAKENED, a. Debilitated by fever.
||FE'VER-WEED, n. A plant of the genus Eryngium.
||FE'VER-WORT, n. [See Fever-root.]
||FE'VER, n. [L. febris, supposed to be so written by transposition for ferbis, or fervis, from ...
||FE'VERET, n. A slight fever. [Not used.]
||FE'VERFEW, n. [L. febris and fugo.]A plant, or rather a genus of plants, the Matricaria, so named ...
||FE'VERISH, a.1. Having a slight fever; as the patient is feverish.2. Diseased with fever or heat; ...
||FE'VERISHNESS, n. The state of being feverish; a slight febrile affection.
||FE'VEROUS, a.1. Affected with fever or ague.2. Having the nature of fever.All feverous kinds.3. ...
||FE'VERY, a. Affected with fever.
||FEW, a. [L. pauci. The senses of few and small are often united.]Not many; small in number. ...
||FEW'EL, n. Combustible matter. [See fuel.]
||FEW'NESS, n.1. Smallness of number; paucity.2. Paucity of words; brevity. [Not used.]
||FI'ANCE, v.t. To betroth. [See Affiance.]
||FI'AT. [L. from fio.] Let it be done; a decree; a command to do something.
||FIB, n. [See Fable.] A lie or falsehood; a word used among children and the vulgar, as a softer ...
||FIB'BER, n. One who tells lies or fibs.
||FIB'BING, ppr. Telling fibs; as a noun, the telling of fibs.
||FI'BER, n. [L. fibra.]1. A thread; a fine, slender body which constitutes a part of the frame of ...
||FI'BRIL, n. A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread.
||FI'BRIN, n. [See Fiber.] A peculiar organic compound substance found in animals and vegetables. ...
||FIB'ROLITE, n. [from L. fibra, and Gr.]A mineral that occurs with corundum, of a white or gray ...
||FI'BROUS, a.1. Composed or consisting of fibers; as a fibrous body or substance.2. Containing ...
||FIB'ULA, n. [L.] 1. The outer and lesser bone of the leg, much smaller than the tibia.2. A ...
||FICK'LE, a. [L. vacillo; Gr.; Heb. to stagger.]1. Wavering; inconstant; unstable; of a changeable ...
||FICK'LENESS, n. 1. A wavering; wavering disposition; inconstancy; instability; unsteadiness in ...
||FICK'LY, adv. Without firmness or steadiness.
||FI'CO, n. An act of contempt done with the fingers, expressing a fig for you.
||FIC'TILE, a. [L. fictilis, from fictus, fingo, to feign.]Molded into form by art; manufactured by ...
||FIC'TION, n. [L. fictio, from fingo, to feign.]1. The act of feigning, inventing or imagining; ...
||FICTIOUS, for fictitious, not used.
||FICTI'TIOUS, a. [L. fictifius, from fingo, to feign.]1. Feigned; imaginary; not real.The human ...
||FICTI'TIOUSLY, adv. By fiction; falsely; counterfeitly.
||FICTI'TIOUSNESS, n. Feigned representation.
||FIC'TIVE, a. Feigned. [Not used.]
||FID, n.1. A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, used to support the top-mast, ...
||FID'DLE-FADDLE, n. Trifles. [A low cant word.]FID'DLE-FADDLE, a. Trifling; making a bustle about ...
||FID'DLE-STICK, n. The bow and string with which a fiddler plays on a violin.
||FID'DLE-STRING, n. The string of a fiddle, fastened at the ends and elevated in the middle by a ...
||FID'DLE-WOOD, n. A plant of the genus Citharexylon.
||FID'DLE, n. [L. fides, fidicula.] A stringed instrument of music; a violin.FID'DLE, v.i. 1. To ...
||FID'DLER, n. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
||FID'DLING, ppr. Playing on a fiddle.FID'DLING, n. The act of playing on a fiddle.
||FI'DEJUSSOR, n. [L.] A surety; one bound for another.
||FIDEL'ITY, n. [L. fidelitas, from fides, faith, fido, to trust. See Faith.]1. Faithfulness; ...
||FIDG'ET, v.i. [allied probably to fickle.] To move one way and the other; to move irregularly or ...
||FIDG'ETY, a. Restless; uneasy. [Vulgar.]
||FIDU'CIAL, a. [from L. fiducia, from fido, to trust.]1. Confident; undoubting; firm; as a ...
||FIDU'CIALLY, adv. With confidence.
||FIDU'CIARY, a. [L. fiduciarius, from fido, to trust.]1. Confident; steady; undoubting; ...
||FIE, pronounced fi, an exclamation denoting comtempt or dislike.
||FIEF, n. [See Fee, Feoff and Feud.]A fee; a feud; an estate held of a superior on condition of ...
||FIE'LD-BASIL, n. A plant of several kinds.
||FIE'LD-BED, n. A bed for the field.
||FIE'LD-BOOK, n. A book used in surveying, in which are set down the angles, stations, distances, ...
||FIE'LD-COLORS, n. plu. In war, small flags of about a foot and half square, carried along with the ...
||FIE'LD-DUCK, n. A species of bustard, nearly as large as a pheasant; found chiefly in France.
||FIELD-M'ARSHAL, n. The commander of an army; a military officer of high rank in France and ...
||FIE'LD-OFFICER, n. A military officer above the rank of captain, as a major or colonel.
||FIE'LD-PIECE, n. A small cannon which is carried along with armies, and used in the field of ...
||FIE'LD-PREACHER, n. One who preaches in the open air.
||FIE'LD-PREACHING, n. A preaching in the field or open air.
||FIE'LD-SPORTS, n. plu. Diversions of the field, as shooting and hunting.
||FIE'LD-STAFF, n. A weapon carried by gunners, about the length of a halbert, with a spear at the ...
||FIE'LD-WORKS, n. In the military art, works thrown up by an army in besieging a fortress, or by ...
||FIELD, n.1. A piece of land inclosed for tillage or pasture; any part of a farm, except the garden ...
||FIE'LDED, a. Being in the field of battle; encamped.
||FIE'LDFARE, n. [field and fare, wandering in the field.]A bird of the genus Turdus or thrush, ...
||FIE'LDMOUSE, n. A species of mouse that lives in the field, burrowing in banks, &c.
||FIE'LDROOM, n. Open space. [Not in use.]
||FIE'LDY, a. Open like a field. [Not in use.]
||FIEND, n. [See Feud, contention.]An enemy in the worst sense; an implacable or malicious foe; the ...
||FIE'NDFUL, a. Full of evil or malignant practices.
||FIE'NDLIKE, a. Resembling a field; maliciously wicked; diabolical.
||FIERCE-MINDED, a. Vehement; of a furious temper.
||FIERCE, n. fers. [L. ferus, ferox, the primary sense of which is wild, running, rushing.]1. ...
||FIERCELY, adv. fers'ly. 1. Violently; furiously; with rage; as, both sides fiercely fought.2. ...
||FIERCENESS, n. fers'ness. 1. Ferocity; savageness.The defect of heat which gives fierceness to ...
||FI'ERINESS, n. [See Fiery, Fire.] 1. The quality of being fiery; hear; acrimony; the quality of ...
||FI'ERY, a. [from fire.]1. Consisting of fire; as the fiery gulf of Etna.And fiery billows roll ...
||FIFE, n. [L. pipio, to pip or peep, as a chicken. The word may have received its name from a ...
||FI'FER, n. One who plays on a fife.
||FIFTEE'N, a. Five and ten.
||FIFTEE'NTH, a. 1. The ordinal of fifteen; the fifth after the tenth.2. Containing one part in ...
||FIFTH, a. [See Five.] 1. The ordinal of five; the next to the fourth.2. Elliptically, a fifth ...
||FIFTH'LY, adv. In the fifth place.
||FIF'TIETH, a. The ordinal of fifty; as the fiftieth part of a foot. This may be used ...
||FIF'TY, a.Five tens; five times ten; as fifty men. It may be used as a noun in the plural.And they ...
||FIG-MAR'IGOLD, n. The Mesembryanthemum, a succulent plant, resembling houseleek; the leaves grow ...
||FIG'-PECKER, n. [L. ficedula.] A bird.
||FIG'-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Ficus, growing in warm climates. The receptacle is common, ...
||FIG, n. [L. ficus; Heb.]1. The fruit of the fig tree, which is of a round or oblong shape, and a ...
||FIGHT, v.i.1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to attempt to ...
||FIGHTER, n. One that fights; a combatant; a warrior.
||FIGHTING, ppr.1. Contending in battle; striving for victory or conquest.2. a. Qualified for war; ...
||FIG'MENT, n. [L. figmentum, from fingo, to feign.]An invention; a fiction; something feigned or ...
||FIG'ULATE, a. [L. figulo, to fashion, from fingo, or rather figo, which appears to be the root of ...
||FIGURABIL'ITY, n. The quality of being capable of a certain fixed or stable form.
||FIG'URABLE, a. [from figure.] Capable of being brought to a certain fixed form or shape. Thus ...
||FIG'URAL, a. Represented by figure or delineation; as figural resemblances.Figural numbers, in ...
||FIG'URATE, a. [L. figuratus.] 1. Of a certain determinate form.Plants are all figurate and ...
||FIG'URATED, a. Having a determinate form.
||FIGURA'TION, n.1. The act of giving figure or determinate form.2. Determination to a certain ...
||FIG'URATIVE, a.1. Representing something else; representing by resemblance; typical.This they will ...
||FIG'URATIVELY, adv. By a figure; in a manner to exhibit ideas by resemblance; in a sense different ...
||FIG'URE-FLINGER, n. A pretender to astrology.
||FIG'URE-STONE, n. A name of the agalmatolite, or bildstein.
||FIG'URE, n. fig'ur. [L. figura, from figo, to fix or set. See Feign.]1. The form of any thing as ...
||FIG'URED, pp. 1. Represented by resemblance; adorned with figures; formed into a determinate ...
||FIG'URING, ppr. Forming into determinate shape; representing by types or resemblances; adorning ...
||FILA'CEOUS, a. [L. filum, a thread.] Composed or consisting of threads.
||FIL'ACER, n. An officer in the English Court of Common Pleas, so called from filing the writs on ...
||FIL'AMENT, n. [L. filamenta, threads, from filum.]A thread; a fiber. In anatomy and natural ...
||FILAMENT'OUS, a. Like a thread; consisting of fine filaments.
||FIL'ANDERS, n.A disease in hawks, consisting of filaments of coagulated blood; also, small worms ...
||FIL'ATORY, n. [from L. filum, a thread.] A machine which forms or spins threads.This manufactory ...
||FIL'BERT, n. [L. avellana, with which the first syllable corresponds; fil, vel.]The fruit of the ...
||FILCH, v.t. [This word, like pilfer, is probably from the root of file, or peel, to strip or rub ...
||FILCH'ED, pp. Stolen; taken wrongfully from another; pillaged; pilfered.
||FILCH'ER, n. A thief; one who is guilty of petty theft.
||FILCH'ING, ppr. Stealing; taking from another wrongfully; pilfering.
||FILCH'INGLY, adv. By pilfering; in a thievish manner.
||FI'LE-CUTTER, n. A maker of files.
||FILE-LE'ADER, n. The soldier placed in the front of a file.
||FILE, n. [L. filum. The primary sense is probably to draw out or extend, or to twist.]1. A ...
||FI'LED, pp. Placed on a line or wire; placed in a bundle and indorsed; smoothed or polished with a ...
||FI'LEMOT, n. A yellowish brown color; the color of a faded leaf.
||FI'LER, n. One who uses a file in smoothing and polishing.
||FIL'IAL, a. [L. filius, a son, flia, a daughter.]1. Pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming a ...
||FILIA'TION, n. [L. filius, a son.]1. The relation of a son or child to a father; correlative to ...
||FIL'IFORM, n. [L. filum, a thread, and form.]Having the form of a thread or filament; of equal ...
||FIL'IGRANE, n. sometimes written filigree. [L. filum, a thread, and granum, a grain.]A kind of ...
||FIL'IGRANED, or FIL'IGREED, a. Ornamented with filigrane.
||FIL'IGRANED, or FIL'IGREED, a. Ornamented with filigrane.
||FI'LING, ppr. Placing on a string or wire, or in a bundle of papers; presenting for trial; ...
||FI'LINGS, n. plu. Fragments or particles rubbed off by the act of filing; as filings of iron.
||FILL, v.t. [Gr. allied perhaps to fold and felt; to stuff; L. pilus, pileus. We are told that the ...
||FILLAGREE. [See Filigrane.]
||FILL'ED, pp. Made full; supplied with abundance.
||FILL'ER, n. 1. One who fills; one whose employment is to fill vessels.They have six diggers to ...
||FIL'LET, n. [L. filum.]1. A little band to tie about the hair of the head.A belt her waist, a ...
||FIL'LIBEG, n. A little plaid; a dress reaching only to the knees, worn in the highlands of ...
||FILL'ING, ppr. Making full; supplying abundantly; growing full.FILL'ING, n.1. A making full; ...
||FIL'LIP, v.t. [probably from the root of L. pello, like pelt. See Filly.]To strike with the nail ...
||FIL'LY, n. [L. filia, Eng. foal, a shoot, issue.]1. A female or mare colt; a young mare.2. A ...
||FILM, n. [L. velamen, or from L. pellis.]A thin skin; a pellicle, as on the eye. In plants, it ...
||FILM'Y, a. Composed of thin membranes or pellicles.Whose filmy cord should bind the struggling ...
||FIL'TER, n.A strainer; a piece of woolen cloth, paper or other substance, through which liquors are ...
||FIL'TERED, pp. Strained; defecated by a filter.
||FIL'TERING, ppr. Straining; defecating.
||FILTH, n. [See Foul and Defile.]1. Dirt; any foul matter; any thing that soils or defiles; waste ...
||FILTH'ILY, adv. In a filthy manner; foully; grossly.
||FILTH'INESS, n.1. The state of being filthy.2. Foulness; dirtiness; filth; nastiness.Carry forth ...
||FILTH'Y, a.1. Dirty; foul; unclean; nasty.2. Polluted; defiled by sinful practices; morally ...
||FIL'TRATE, v.t. [See Filter.]To filter; to defecate, as liquor, by straining or percolation.
||FILTRA'TION, n. The act or process of filtering; defecation by passing liquors through woolen ...
||FIMBLE-HEMP, n. [Female-hemp.] Light summer hemp that bears no seed.
||FIM'BRIATE, a. [L. fimbria, a border or fringe.]In botany, fringed; having the edge surrounded by ...
||FIM'BRIATED, a. In heraldry, ornamented, as an ordinary, with a narrow border or hem of another ...
||FIN, n. [L. pinna or penna. The sense is probably a shoot, or it is from diminishing. See ...
||FI'NABLE, a. [See Fine.] 1. That admits a fine.2. Subject to a fine or penalty; as a finable ...
||FI'NAL, a. [L. finalis. See fine.]1. Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last ultimate; as the ...
||FI'NALLY, adv.1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly. The cause is expensive, but we ...
||FINANCE, n. finans'. [See Fine.]Revenue; income of a king or state.The United States, near the ...
||FINAN'CES, n. plu. 1. Revenue; funds in the public treasury, or accruing to it; public resources ...
||FINAN'CIAL, a. Pertaining to public revenue; as financial concerns or operations.
||FINAN'CIALLY, adv. In relation to finances or public revenue; in a manner to produce revenue.We ...
||FINANCIE'R, n. 1. An officer who receives and manages the public revenues; a treasurer.2. One ...
||FI'NARY, n. [from fine, refine.] In iron works, the second forge at the iron mill. [See Finery.]
||FINCH, n. A bird. But finch is used chiefly in composition; as chaffinch, goldfinch. These ...
||FIND, v.t. pret. and pp. found. [L. venio; but in sense, with invenio. The primary sense is to ...
||FINDER, n. One who meets or falls on any thing; one that discovers what is lost or is unknown; one ...
||FINDFAULT, n. A censurer; a caviller.
||FINDFAULT'ING, a. Apt to censure; captious.
||FINDING, ppr. Discovering.FINDING, n.1. Discovery; the act of discovering.2. In law, the return ...
||FIN'DY, a. Full; heavy; or firm, solid, substantial. Obs.A cold May and a windy,Makes the barn ...
||FINE, a. 1. Small; thin; slender; minute; of very small diameter; as a fine thread; fine silk; a ...
||FI'NED, pp. 1. Refined; purified; defecated.2. Subjected to a pecuniary penalty.
||FI'NEDDRAWING, n. Rentering; a dextrous or nice sewing up the rents of cloths or stuffs.
||FI'NEDRAW, v.t. [find and draw.] To sew up a rent with so much nicety that it is not perceived.
||FI'NEDRAWER, n. One who finedraws.
||FI'NEFINGERED, a. Nice in workmanship; dextrous at fine work.
||FI'NELESS, a. Endless; boundless. [Not used.]
||FI'NELY, adv.1. In minute parts; as a substance finely pulverized.2. To a thin or sharp edge; as ...
||FI'NENESS, n. 1. Thinness; smallness; slenderness; as the finances of a thread or silk. Hence.2. ...
||FI'NER, n. 1. One who refines or purifies. Prov. 25:4.2. a. Comparative of fine.
||FI'NERY, n. 1. Show; splendor; gaiety of colors or appearance; as the finery of a dress.2. Showy ...
||FI'NESPUN, a. Drawn to a fine thread; minute; subtle.
||FINESSE, n. Artifice; stratagem; subtilty of contrivance to gain a point.
||FINESS'ING, ppr. Practicing artifice to accomplish a purpose.
||FI'NESTILL, v.t. To distill spirit from molasses,treacle or some preparation of saccharine matter.
||FI'NESTILLER, n. One who distills spirit from treacle or molasses.
||FI'NESTILLING, n. The operation of distilling spirit from molasses or treacle.
||FIN'FISH, n. A species of slender whale.
||FIN'FOOTED, a. Having palmated feet, or feet with toes connected by a membrane.
||FIN'GER-BOARD, n. The board at the neck of a violin, guitar or the like, where the fingers act on ...
||FIN'GER-FERN, n. A plant, asplenium.
||FIN'GER-SHELL, n. A marine shell resembling a finger.
||FIN'GER-STONE, n. A fossil resembling an arrow.
||FIN'GER, n. fing'ger.1. One of the extreme parts of the hand, a small member shooting to a point. ...
||FIN'GERED, pp.1. Played on; handled; touched.2. a. Having fingers. In botany, digitate; having ...
||FIN'GERING, ppr. Handling; touching lightly.FIN'GERING, n.1. The act of touching lightly or ...
||FIN'GLE-FANGLE, n. A trifle. [Vulgar.]
||FIN'GRIGO, n. A plant, of the genus Pisonia. The fruit is a kind of berry or plum.
||FIN'ICAL, a. [from fine.]1. Nice; spruce; foppish; pretending to a great nicety or superfluous ...
||FIN'ICALLY, adv. With great nicety or spruceness; foppishly.
||FIN'ICALNESS, n. Extreme nicety in dress or manners; foppishness.
||FIN'ING-POT, n. A vessel in which metals are refined.
||FI'NING, ppr. [See Fine, the verb.]1. Clarifying; refining; purifying; defecating; separating ...
||FI'NIS, n. [L.] An end; conclusion.
||FIN'ISH, v.t. [L. finio, from finis, an end.]1. To arrive at the end of, in performance; to ...
||FIN'ISHED, pp.1. Completed; ended; done; perfected.2. a. Complete; perfect; polished to the ...
||FIN'ISHER, n. 1. One who finishes; one who completely performs.2. One who puts an end to.3. One ...
||FIN'ISHING, ppr. Completing; perfecting; bringing to an end.
||FI'NITE, a. [L. finitus, from finio, to finish, from finis, limit.]Having a limit; limited; ...
||FI'NITELY, adv. Within limits; to a certain degree only.
||FI'NITENESS, n. Limitation; confinement within certain boundaries; as the finiteness of our ...
||FIN'ITUDE, n. Limitation. [Not used.]
||FIN'LESS, a. [from fin.] Destitute of fins; as finless fish.
||FIN'LIKE, a. Resembling a fin; as a finlike oar.
||FINN, n. A native of Finland, in Europe.
||FIN'NED, a. Having broad edges on either side; applied to a plow.
||FIN'NIKIN, n. A sort of pigeon, with a crest somewhat resembling the mane of a horse.
||FIN'NY, a. Furnished with fins; as finny fish; finny tribes; finny prey.
||FINO'CHIO, n. A variety of fennel.
||FIN'SCALE, n. A river fish, called the rudd.
||FIP'PLE, n. [L. fibula.] A stopper. [Not in use.]
||FIR-TREE. [See fir.]
||FIR, n.The name of several species of the genus Pinus; as the Scotch fir, the silver fir, spruce ...
||FI'RE-ARROW, n. A small iron dart, furnished with a match impregnated with powder and sulphur, ...
||FI'RE-COMPANY, n. A company of men for managing an engine to extinguish fires.
||FI'RE-ENGINE, n. An engine for throwing water to extinguish fire and save buildings.
||FIRE-ESCA'PE, n. A machine for escaping from windows, when houses are on fire.
||FI'RE-OFFICE, n. An office for making insurance against fire.
||FIRE-ORDEAL, n. [See Ordeal.]
||FIRE, n. [The radical sense of fire is usually, to rush, to rage, to be violently agitated; and if ...
||FI'REARMS, n. plu. Arms or weapons which expel their charge by the combustion of powder, as ...
||FI'REBALL, n.1. A grenade; a ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown ...
||FI'REBARE, n. In old writers, a beacon.
||FI'REBARREL, n. A hollow cylinder used in fireships, to convey the fire to the shrouds.
||FI'REBAVIN, n. A bundle of brush-wood, used in fireships.
||FI'REBL'AST, n. A disease in hops, chiefly towards the later periods of their growth.
||FI'REBOTE, n. Allowance of fuel, to which a tenant is entitled.
||FI'REBRAND, n. 1. A piece of wood kindled or on fire.2. An incendiary; one who inflames ...
||FI'REBRICK, n. A brick that will sustain intense heat without fusion.
||FI'REBRUSH, n. A brush used to sweep the hearth.
||FI'REBUCKET, n. A bucket to convey water to engines for extinguishing fire.
||FI'RECLAY, n. A kind of clay that will sustain intense heat, used in making firebricks.
||FI'RECOCK, n. A cock or spout to let out water for extinguishing fire.
||FI'RECROSS, n. Something used in Scotland as a signal to take arms; the ends being burnt black, ...
||FI'RED, pp. Set on fire; inflamed; kindled; animated; irritated.
||FI'REDAMP. [See Damp.]
||FI'REDRAKE, n.1. A fiery serpent.2. An ignis fatuus.
||FI'REFLAIR, n. A species of ray-fish or Raja.
||FI'REFLY, n. A species of fly which has on its belly a spot which shines; and another species ...
||FI'REHOOK, n. A large hook for pulling down building in conflagrations.
||FI'RELOCK, n. A musket, or other gun, with a lock, which is discharged by striking fire with flint ...
||FI'REMAN, n.1. A man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns.2. A man of violent passions. ...
||FI'REM'ASTER, n. An officer of artillery who superintends the composition of fireworks.
||FI'RENEW, a. Fresh from the forge; bright.
||FI'REPAN, n. A pan for holding or conveying fire. Ex. 28.
||FI'REPLACE, n. The part of a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth.
||FI'REPLUG, n. A plug for drawing water from a pipe to extinguish fire.
||FI'REPOT, n. A small earthen pot filled with combustibles, used in military operations.
||FI'RER, n. One who sets fire to any thing; an incendiary.
||FI'RESHIP, n. A vessel filled with combustibles and furnished with grappling irons to hook and set ...
||FI'RESHOVEL, n. A shovel or instrument for taking up or removing coals of fire.
||FIRESIDE, n. A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.
||FI'RESTICK, n. A lighted stick or brand.
||FI'RESTONE, n.1. A fossil, the pyrite. [See Pyrite.]2. A kind of freestone which bears a high ...
||FIREWARDEN, n. An officer who has authority to direct others in the extinguishing of fires.
||FI'REWOOD, n. Wood for fuel.
||FI'REWORK, n. Usually in the plural, fireworks.Preparations of gun-powder, sulphur and other ...
||FI'REWORKER, n. An officer of artillery subordinate to the firemaster.
||FI'RING-IRON, n. An instrument used in farriery to discuss swellings and knots.
||FI'RING, ppr. Setting fire to; kindling; animating; exciting; inflaming; discharging ...
||FIRK, v.t. To beat; to whip; to chastise. [Not used.]
||FIRKIN, n. fur'kin.A measure of capacity, being the fourth part of a barrel. It is nine gallons ...
||FIR'LOT, n. A dry measure used in Scotland. The oat firlot contains 21 1/4 pints of that country; ...
||FIRM, a. ferm. [L. firmus. This is the root of L. ferrum, iron.]1. Properly, fixed; hence, ...
||FIRMAMENT, n. ferm'ament. [L. firmamentum, from firmus, firmo.]The region of the air; the sky or ...
||FIRMAMENT'AL, a. Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.
||FIR'MAN, n. An Asiatic word, denoting a passport, permit, license, or grant of privileges.
||FIRMED, pp. ferm'ed. Established; confirmed.
||FIRMING, ppr. ferm'ing, Settling; making firm and stable.
||FIRMITUDE, n. ferm'itude. Strength; solidity. [Not in use.]
||FIRMITY, n. ferm'ity. Strength; firmness. [Not used.]
||FIRMLESS, a. ferm'less. Detached from substance. Does passion still the firmless mind control.
||FIRMLY, ad. ferm'ly.1. Solidly; compactly; closely; as particles of matter firmly cohering.2. ...
||FIRM'NESS, n. ferm'ness.1. Closeness or denseness of texture or structure; compactness; hardness; ...
||FIRST-BEGOT'TEN, a. First produced; the eldest of children.
||FIRST'-BORN, a.1. First brought forth; first in the order of nativity; eldest; as the first-born ...
||FIRST-CREA'TED, a. Created before any other.
||FIRST-FRUITS, n.1. The fruit or produce first matured and collected in any season. Of these the ...
||FIRST'-RATE, a. 1. Of the highest excellence; preeminent; as a first-rate scholar or painter.2. ...
||FIRST, a. furst. [See fare and for.]1. Advanced before or further than any other in progression; ...
||FIRST'LING, a. First produced; as firstling males. Deut. 15.FIRST'LING, n. 1. The first produce ...
||FISC, n. [L. fiscus. Fiscus, signifies a basket or hanaper, probably from the twigs which ...
||FISC'AL, a. Pertaining to the public treasury or revenue.The fiscal arrangement of ...
||FISH, n. [L. piscis.]1. An animal that lives in water. Fish is a general name for a class of ...
||FISH'ER, n1. One who is employed in catching fish.2. A species of weasel.
||FISH'ERBOAT, n. A boat employed in catching fish.
||FISH'ERMAN, n.1. One whose occupation is to catch fish.2. A ship or vessel employed in the ...
||FISH'ERTOWN, n. A town inhabited by fishermen.
||FISH'ERY, n.1. The business of catching fish.2. A place for catching fish with nets or hooks, as ...
||FISH'FUL, a. Abounding with fish; as a fishful pond.
||FISH'HOOK, n. A hook for catching fish.
||FISH'ING-FROG, n. The toad-fish, or Lophius, whose head is larger than the body.
||FISH'ING-PLACE, n. A place where fishes are caught with seines; a convenient place for fishing; a ...
||FISH'ING, ppr. Attempting to catch fish; searching; seeking to draw forth by artifice or ...
||FISH'KETTLE, n. A kettle made long for boiling fish whole.
||FISH'LIKE, a. Resembling fish.
||FISH'MARKET, n. A place where fish are exposed for sale.
||FISH'MEAL, n. A meal of fish; diet on fish; abstemious diet.
||FISH'MONGER, n. A seller of fish; a dealer in fish.
||FISH'POND, n. A pond in which fishes are bred and kept.
||FISH'ROOM, n. An apartment in a ship between the after-hold and the spirit room.
||FISH'SPEAR, n. A spear for taking fish by stabbing them.
||FISH'WIFE, n. A woman that cries fish for sale.
||FISH'WOMAN, n. A woman who sells fish.
||FISH'Y, a.1. Consisting of fish.2. Inhabited by fish; as the fishy flood.3. Having the qualities ...
||FIS'SILE, a. [L. fissilis, from fissus, divided, from findo, to split.]That may be split, cleft or ...
||FISSIL'ITY, n. The quality of admitting to be cleft.
||FIS'SIPED, a. [L. fissus, divided, and pes, foot.] Having separate toes.FIS'SIPED, n. An animal ...
||FIS'SURE, n. fish'ure. [L. fissura, from findo, to split.]1. A cleft; a narrow chasm made by the ...
||FIS'SURED, pp. Cleft; divided; cracked.
||FIST, n. The hand clinched; the hand with the fingers doubled into the palm.FIST, v.t.1. To ...
||FIST'ICUFFS, n. [fist and cuff.] Blows or a combat with the fist; a boxing.
||FIS'TULA, n. [L.; Eng. whistle.]1. Properly, a pipe; a wind instrument of music, originally a ...
||FIS'TULAR, a. Hollow, like a pipe or reed.
||FIS'TULATE, v.i. To become a pipe or fistula.
||FIS'TULIFORM, a. [fistula and form.] Being in round hollow columns, as a mineral.Stalactite often ...
||FIS'TULOUS, a. Having the form or nature of a fistula; as a fistulous ulcer.
||FIT, n. [L. peto, impeto, to assult, or to Eng. pet, and primarily to denote a rushing on or ...
||FITCH, n. A chick-pea.
||FITCH'EW, n. A polecat; a foumart.
||FIT'FUL, a. Varied by paroxysms; full of fits.
||FIT'LY, adv. 1. Suitably; properly; with propriety. A maxim fitly applied.2. Commodiously; ...
||FIT'MENT, n. Something adapted to a purpose. [Not used.]
||FIT'NESS, n.1. Suitableness; adaptedness; adaptation; as the fitness of things to their use.2. ...
||FIT'TED, pp. Made suitable; adapted; prepared; qualified.
||FIT'TER, n. One who makes fit or suitable; one who adapts; one who prepares.
||FIT'TING, ppr. Making suitable; adapting; preparing; qualifying; providing with.
||FIT'TINGLY, adv. Suitably.
||FITZ, Norm. fites, fuz or fiz, a son, is used in names, as in Fitzherbert, Fitzroy, Carlovitz.
||FIVE, a.Four and one added; the half of ten; as five men; five loaves. Like other adjectives, it ...
||FI'VEBARRED, a. Having five bars; as a fivebarred gate.
||FI'VECLEFT, a. Quinquefid; divided into five segments.
||FI'VEFOLD, a. In fives; consisting of five in one; five-double; five times repeated.
||FI'VELEAF, n. Cinquefoil.
||FI'VELEAFED, a. Having five leaves; as fiveleafed clover, or cinquefoil.
||FI'VELOBED, a. Consisting of five lobes.
||FI'VEPARTED, a. Divided into five parts.
||FIVES, n. A kind of play with a ball.
||FI'VETOOTHED, a. Having five teeth.
||FI'VEVALVED, a. Having five valves.
||FIX, v.t. [L. firus, figo.]1. To make stable; to set or establish immovably. The universe is ...
||FIX'ABLE, a. That may be fixed, established, or rendered firm.
||FIXA'TION, n. 1. The act of fixing.2. Stability; firmness; steadiness; a state of being ...
||FIX'ED, pp. Settled; established; firm; fast; stable.Fixed air, an invisible and permanently ...
||FIX'EDLY, adv. Firmly; in a settled or established manner; steadfastly.
||FIX'EDNESS, n. 1. A state of being fixed; stability; firmness; steadfastness; as a fixedness in ...
||FIXID'ITY, n. Fixedness. [Not used.]
||FIX'ITY, n. Fixedness; coherence of parts; that property of bodies by which they resist ...
||FIX'TURE, n.1. Position.2. Fixedness; firm pressure; as the fixture of the foot.3. Firmness; ...
||FIX'URE, n. Position; stable pressure; firmness. [Little used.]
||FIZ'GIG, n. An instrument used for striking fish at sea, consisting of a staff with barbed prongs, ...
||FIZ'ZLE, v.i. To make a hissing sound.
||FLAB'BINESS, n. [See Flabby.] A soft, flexible state of a substance, which renders it easily ...
||FLAB'BY, a.Soft; yielding to the touch and easily moved or shaken; easily bent; hanging loose by ...
||FLAC'CID, a. [L. flaccidus, from flacceo, to hand down, to flag.]Soft and weak; limber; lax; ...
||FLACCID'ITY, n. Laxity; limberness: want of firmness or stiffness.
||FLAG, v.i. [L. flacceo. See Flaccid. The sense is primarily to bend, or rather to recede, to ...
||FLAG'BROOM, n. A broom for sweeping flags.
||FLAG'ELET, n. [L. flatus, by corruption or Gr. oblique, and a flute.]A small flute; a small wind ...
||FLAG'ELLANT, n. [L. flagellans, from flagello, to flog.]One who whips himself in religious ...
||FLAG'ELLATE, v.t. To whip; to scourge.
||FLAGELLA'TION, n. [L. flagello, to beat or whip, to flog, from flagellum, a whip, scourge or ...
||FLAG'GED, pp. Laid with flat stones.
||FLAG'GINESS, n. Laxity; limberness; want of tension.
||FLAG'GING, ppr. Growing weak; drooping; laying with flat stones.
||FLAG'GY, a.1. Weak; flexible; limber; not stiff.2. Weak in taste; insipid; as a flaggy apple.3. ...
||FLAGI'TIOUS, a. [L. flagitium, a scandalous crime, probably from the root of flagrant.]1. Deeply ...
||FLAGI'TIOUSLY, adv. With extreme wickedness.
||FLAGI'TIOUSNESS, n. Extreme wickedness; villainy.
||FLAG'ON, n. [L. lagena; Gr.]A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying ...
||FLA'GRANCY, n. [See Flagrant.] 1. A burning; great heat; inflammation. Obs.Lust causeth a ...
||FLA'GRANT, a. [L. flagrans, from flagro, to burn; Gr.]1. Burning; ardent; eager; as flagrant ...
||FLA'GRANTLY, adv. Ardently; notoriously.
||FLA'GRATE, v.t. To burn. [Little used.]
||FLAGRA'TION, n. A burning. [Little used.]
||FLAG'STONE, n. A flat stone for pavement.
||FLAG'WORM, n. A worm or grub found among flags and sedge.
||FLA'IL, n. [L. flagellum. We retain the original verb in flog, to strike, to lay on, L. fligo, ...
||FLAKE-WHITE, n. Oxyd of bismuth.
||FLAKE, n. [L. floccus; Gr. Flake and flock are doubtless the same word, varied in orthography, ...
||FLA'KY, a.1. Consisting of flakes or locks; consisting of small loose masses.2. Lying in flakes; ...
||FLAM, n. A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.Lies ...
||FLAM'BEAU, n. flam'bo. [L. flamma, flame.]A light or luminary made of thick wicks covered with ...
||FLAME, n. [L. flamma.]1. A blaze; burning vapor; vapor in combustion; or according to modern ...
||FLA'MECOLOR, n. Bright color, as that of flame.
||FLA'MECOLORED, a. Of the color of flame; of a bright yellow color.
||FLA'MEEYED, a. Having eyes like a flame.
||FLA'MELESS, a. Destitute of flame; without incense.
||FLA'MEN, n. [L.] 1. In ancient Rome, a priest. Originally there were three priests so called; ...
||FLA'MING, ppr. 1. Burning in flame.2. a. Bright; red. Also, violent; vehement; as a flaming ...
||FLA'MINGLY, adv. Most brightly; with great show or vehemence.
||FLAMIN'GO, n.A fowl constituting the genus Phoenicopterus, of the grallic order. The beak is ...
||FLAMIN'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a Roman flamen.
||FLAMMABIL'ITY, n. The quality of admitting to be set on fire, or enkindled into a flame or blaze; ...
||FLAM'MABLE, a. Capable of being enkindled into flame.
||FLAMMA'TION, n. The act of setting on flame.The three last words are little used. Instead of them ...
||FLAM'MEOUS, a. Consisting of flame; like flame.
||FLAMMIF'EROUS, a. [L. flamma and fero, to bring.] Producing flame.
||FLAMMIV'OMOUS, a. [L. flamma and vomo, to vomit.] Vomiting flames, as a volcano.
||FLA'MY, a. [from flame.]1. Blazing; burning; as flamy breath.2. Having the nature of flame; as ...
||FLANK, n. [Eng. flag. Gr. probably connected with lank, and so called from its laxity, or from ...
||FLANK'ED, pp. Attacked on the side; covered or commanded on the flank.
||FLANK'ER, n. A fortification projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body.FLANK'ER, ...
||FLAN'NEL, n. [L. lana.]A soft nappy woolen cloth of loose texture.
||FLAP, n. [L. alapa, a slap. It seems difficult to separate flap from clap, slap, flabby, lap, ...
||FLAP'DRAGON, n. 1. A play in which they catch raisins out of burning brandy, and extinguishing ...
||FLAP'EARED, a. Having broad loose ears.
||FLAP'JACK, n. An apple-puff.
||FLAP'MOUTHED, a. Having loose hanging lips.
||FLAP'PED, pp. Struck with something broad, let down; having the brim fallen, as a flapped hat.
||FLAP'PER, n. One who flaps another.
||FLAP'PING, ppr. Striking; beating; moving something broad; as flapping wings. The ducks run ...
||FLARE, v.i. [If this word is not contracted, it may be allied to clear, glare, glory, L. floreo, ...
||FLA'RING, ppr. or a.1. Burning with a wavering light; fluttering; glittering; showy.2. Opening; ...
||FLASH, n. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and ...
||FLASH'ER, n.1. A man of more appearance of wit than reality.2. A rower. [Not in use.]
||FLASH'ILY, adv. With empty show; with a sudden glare; without solidity of wit or thought.
||FLASH'ING, ppr. Bursting forth as a flood of light, or of flame and light, or as wit, mirth or ...
||FLASH'Y, a.1. Showy, but empty; dazzling for a moment, but not solid; as flashy wit.2. Showy; ...
||FL'ASK, n.1. A kind of bottle; as a flask of wine or oil.2. A vessel for powder.3. A bed in a ...
||FL'ASKET, n. 1. A vessel in which viands are served up.2. A long shallow basket.
||FLAT'-BOTTOMED, a. Having a flat bottom, as a boat, or a moat in fortification.
||FLAT, a. [L. latus, broad; Gr.; Eng. blade.]1. Having an even surface, without risings or ...
||FLA'TIVE, a. [L. flatus, from flo, to blow.] Producing wind; flatulent. [Not in use.]
||FLAT'LONG, adv. With the flat side downward; not edgewise.
||FLAT'LY, adv.1. Horizontally; without inclination.2. Evenly; without elevations and ...
||FLAT'NESS, n.1. Evenness of surface; levelness; equality of surface.2. Want of relief or ...
||FLAT'TED, pp. Made flat; rendered even on the surface; also, rendered vapid or insipid.
||FLAT'TEN, v.t. flat'n.1. To make flat; to reduce to an equal or even surface; to level.2. To ...
||FLAT'TENING, ppr. Making flat.
||FLAT'TER, n. The person or thing by which any thing is flattened.FLAT'TER, v.t. [Flatter may be ...
||FLAT'TERED, pp. Soothed by praise; pleased by commendation; gratified with hopes, false or well ...
||FLAT'TERER, n. One who flatters; a fawner; a wheedler; one who praises another, with a view to ...
||FLAT'TERING, ppr.1. Gratifying with praise; pleasing by applause; wheedling; coaxing.2. a. ...
||FLAT'TERINGLY, adv.1. In a flattering manner; in a manner to flatter.2. In a manner to favor; ...
||FLAT'TERY, n. 1. False praise; commendation bestowed for the purpose of gaining favor and ...
||FLAT'TISH, a. [from flat.] Somewhat flat; approaching to flatness.
||FLAT'ULENCY, n. [See Flatulent.]1. Windiness in the stomach; air generated in a weak stomach and ...
||FLAT'ULENT, a. [L. flatulentus, flatus, from flo, to blow.]1. Windy; affected with air generated ...
||FLATUOS'ITY, n. Windiness; fullness of air; flatulence. [Not used.]
||FLAT'UOUS, a. [L. flatuosus.] Windy; generating wind. [Not used.]
||FLA'TUS, n. [L. from flo, to blow.]1. A breath; a puff of wind.2. Wind generated in the stomach ...
||FLAT'WISE, a. or adv. [from flat.] With the flat side downward or next to another object; not ...
||FL'AUNT, v.i. [I know not whence we have this word. From the root L. bearing the sense of ...
||FL'AUNTING, ppr. Making an ostentatious display.
||FLA'VOR, n.The quality of a substance which affects the taste or smell, in any manner. We say, the ...
||FLA'VORED, a. Having a quality that affects the sense of tasting or smelling; as high-flavored ...
||FLA'VORLESS, a. Without flavor; tasteless; having no smell or taste.
||FLA'VOROUS, a. Pleasant to the taste or smell
||FLA'VOUS, a. [L. flavus.] Yellow. [Not used.]
||FLAW, n. [Gr. seems to be contracted .1. A breach; a crack; a defect made by breaking or ...
||FLAW'ED, pp. Broken; cracked.
||FLAW'ING, ppr. Breaking; cracking.
||FLAW'LESS, a. Without cracks; without defect.
||FLAWN, n. A sort of custard or pie. [Obs.]
||FLAW'TER, v.t. To scrape or pare a skin. [Not used.]
||FLAW'Y,1. Full of flaws or cracks; broken; defective; faulty.2. Subject to sudden gusts of wind.
||FLAX, n.1. A plant of the genus Linum, consisting of a single slender stalk, the skin or herl of ...
||FLAX'COMB, n. An instrument with teeth through which flax is drawn for separating from it the tow ...
||FLAX'DRESSER, n. One who breaks and swingles flax.
||FLAX'EN, a.1. Made of flax; as flaxen thread.2. Resembling flax; of the color of flax; fair, ...
||FLAX'PLANT, n. The Phormium, a plant in New Zealand that serves the inhabitants for flax.
||FLAX'RAISER, n. One who raises flax.
||FLAX'SEED, n. The seed of flax.
||FLAX'Y, a. Like flax; being of a light color; fair.
||FLAY, v.t. [Gr. whence bark, rind; probably a contracted word.]1. To skin; to strip off the skin ...
||FLA'YED, pp. Skinned; stripped of the skin.
||FLA'YER, n. One who strips off the skin.
||FLA'YING, ppr. Stripping off the skin.
||FLEA, n. [See Flee and Fly.]An insect of the genus Pulex. It has two eyes and six feet; the ...
||FLE'ABANE, n. A plant of the genus Conyza.
||FLE'ABITING, n. 1. The bite of a flea, or the red spot caused by the bite.2. A trifling wound or ...
||FLE'ABITTEN, a. 1. Bitten or stung by a flea.2. Mean; worthless; of low birth or station.
||FLEAK, A lock. [See Flake.]
||FLEAM, n.In surgery and farriery, a sharp instrument used for opening veins for letting blood.
||FLE'AWORT, n. A plant.
||FLECK'ER, v.t.To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.Both flecked with white, the ...
||FLEC'TION, n. [L. flectio.] The act of bending, or state of being bent.
||FLEC'TOR, n. A flexor, which see.
||FLED, pret. and pp. of flee; as, truth has fled.
||FLEDGE, a. flej.Feathered; furnished with fethers or wings; able to fly.His locks behind, ...
||FLEDG'ED, pp. Furnished with fethers for flight; covered with fethers.
||FLEDG'ING, ppr. Furnishing with fethers for flight.
||FLEE, v.i.1. To run with rapidity, as from danger; to attempt to escape; to hasten from danger or ...
||FLEECE, n. flees. [L. vellus, from vello, to pluck or tear off.]The coat of wool shorn from a ...
||FLEE'CED, pp. Stripped by severe exactions.FLEE'CED, a. Furnished with a fleece or with fleeces; ...
||FLEE'CER, n. One who strips or takes by severe exactions.
||FLEE'CING, ppr. Stripping of money or property by severe demands of fees, taxes or contributions.
||FLEE'CY, a.1. Covered with wool; woolly; as a fleecy flock.2. Resembling wool or a fleece; soft; ...
||FLEER, v.i. 1. To deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; to make a wry face in contempt, or to grin ...
||FLEE'RER, n. a mocker; a fawner.
||FLEE'RING, ppr. Deriding; mocking; counterfeiting an air of civility.
||FLEET, in English names, denotes a flood, a creek or inlet, a bay or estuary, or a river; as in ...
||FLEE'TFOOT, a. Swift of foot; running or able to run with rapidity.
||FLEE'TING-DISH, n. A skimming bowl. [Local.]
||FLEE'TING, ppr.1. Passing rapidly; flying with velocity.2. a. Transient; not durable; as the ...
||FLEE'TLY, adv. Rapidly; lightly and nimbly; swiftly.
||FLEE'TNESS, n. Swiftness; rapidity; velocity; celerity; speed; as the fleetness of a horse or a ...
||FLEM'ING, n. A native of Flanders, or the Low Countries in Europe.
||FLEM'ISH, a. Pertaining to Flanders.
||FLESH, n. [I know not the primary sense; it may be soft.]1. A compound substance forming a large ...
||FLESH'BROTH, n. Broth made by boiling flesh in water.
||FLESH'BRUSH, n. A brush for exciting action in the skin by friction.
||FLESH'COLOR, n. The color of flesh; carnation.
||FLESH'COLORED, a. Being of the color of flesh.
||FLESH'DIET, n. Food consisting of flesh.
||FLESH'ED, pp. 1. Initiated; accustomed; glutted.2. Fat; fleshy.
||FLESH'FLY, n. A fly that feeds on flesh, and deposits her eggs in it.
||FLESH'HOOK, n. A hook to draw flesh from a pot or caldron. 1Sam. 2.
||FLESH'INESS, n. [from fleshy.] Abundance of flesh or fat in animals; plumpness; corpulence; ...
||FLESH'ING, ppr. Initiating; making familiar; glutting.
||FLESH'LESS, a. Destitute of flesh; lean.
||FLESH'LINESS, n. Carnal passions and appetites.
||FLESH'LY, a.1. Pertaining to the flesh; corporeal.2. Carnal; worldly; lascivious.Abstain from ...
||FLESH'MEAT, n. Animal food; the flesh of animals prepared or used for food.
||FLESH'MENT, n. Eagerness gained by a successful initiation.
||FLESH'MONGER, n. One who deals in flesh; a procurer; a pimp. [Little used.]
||FLESH'POT, A vessel in which flesh is cooked; hence, plenty of provisions. Ex. 16.
||FLESH'QUAKE, n. A trembling of the flesh. [Not used.]
||FLESH'Y, a.1. Full of flesh; plump; musculous.The sole of his foot is fleshy.2. Fat; gross; ...
||FLET, pp. of fleet. Skimmed. [Not used.]
||FLETCH, v.t. To fether an arrow.
||FLETCH'ER, n. An arrow-maker; a manufacturer of bows and arrows. hence the name of Fletcher. But ...
||FLETZ, a. In geology, the fletz formations, so called, consist of rocks which lie immediately over ...
||FLEW, pret. of fly.The people flew upon the spoil. 1Sam. 14.
||FLEW'ED, a. Chapped; mouthed; deep-mouthed.
||FLEXAN'IMOUS, a. [from L.] Having power to change the mind. [Not used.]
||FLEXIBIL'ITY, n. [See Flexible.]1. The quality of admitting to be bent; pliancy; flexibleness; as ...
||FLEX'IBLE, a. [L. flexibilis, from flecto, flexi, to bend, plico.]1. That may be bent; capable of ...
||FLEX'IBLENESS, n. 1. Possibility to be bent or turned from a straight line or form without ...
||FLEX'ILE, a. [L. flexilis.] Pliant; pliable; easily bent; yielding to power, impulse or moral ...
||FLEX'ION, n. [L. flexio.] 1. The act of bending.2. A bending; a part bent; a fold.3. A turn; a ...
||FLEX'OR, n. In anatomy, a muscle whose office is to bend the part to which it belongs, in ...
||FLEX'UOUS, a. [L. flexuosus.]1. Winding; having turns or windings; as a flexuous rivulet.2. ...
||FLEX'URE, n. [L. flexura.] 1. A winding or bending; the form of bending; as the flexure of a ...
||FLICK'ER, v.i.1. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying; to strike rapidly with the ...
||FLICK'ERING, ppr. 1. Fluttering; flapping the wings without flight.2. a. With amorous motions of ...
||FLICK'ERMOUSE, n. The bat.
||FLI'ER, n. [See Fly. It ought to be flyer.]1. One that flies or flees.2. A runaway; a ...
||FLIGHT-SHOT, n. The distance which an arrow flies.
||FLIGHT, n. [See Fly.]1. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected ...
||FLIGHTNESS, n. The state of being flighty; wildness; slight delirium.
||FLIGHTY, a.1. Fleeting; swift.The flighty purpose never is o'ertook.2. Wild; indulging the ...
||FLIM'FLAM, n. A freak; a trick.
||FLIM'SINESS, n. State or quality of being flimsy; thin, weak texture; weakness; want of substance ...
||FLIM'SY, a. s as z. [The word is retained by the common people in New England in limsy, weak, ...
||FLINCH, v.i. [I have not found this word in any other language; but the sense of it occurs in ...
||FLINCH'ER, n. One who flinches or fails.
||FLINCH'ING, ppr. Failing to undertake, perform or proceed; shrinking; withdrawing.
||FLIN'DER, n. A small piece or splinter; a fragment.[This seems to be splinter, without the ...
||FLING, v.t. pret. and pp. flung. [L. lego legare.]1. To cast, send or throw from the hand; to ...
||FLING'ER, n. One who flings; one who jeers.
||FLING'ING, ppr. Throwing; casting; jeering.
||FLINT, n.1. In natural history, a sub-species of quartz, of a yellowish or bluish gray, or grayish ...
||FLINT'HEARTED, a. Having a hard, unfeeling heart.
||FLINT'Y, a. 1. Consisting of flint; as a flinty rock.2. Like flint; very hard, not impressible; ...
||FLIP, n. A mixed liquor consisting of beer and spirit sweetened.
||FLIP'DOG, n. An iron used, when heated, to warm flip.
||FLIP'PANCY, n. [See Flippant.] Smoothness and rapidity of speech; volubility of tongue; fluency ...
||FLIP'PANT, a. [L. labor, to slide or slip, and to liber, free.]1. Of smoother, fluent and rapid ...
||FLIP'PANTLY, adv. Fluently; with ease and volubility of speech.
||FLIP'PANTNESS, n. fluency of speech; volubility of tongue; flippancy.[This is not a low, vulgar ...
||FLIRT, v.t. flurt. [This word evidently belongs to the root of L. floreo, or ploro, signifying to ...
||FLIRTA'TION, n. 1. A flirting; a quick sprightly motion.2. Desire of attracting notice. [A cant ...
||FLIRT'ED, pp. Thrown with a sudden jerk.
||FLIRT'ING, ppr. Throwing; jerking; tossing; darting about; rambling and changing place hastily.
||FLIT, v.i. [Heb. It is undoubtedly from the same root as fleet, which see.]1. To fly away with a ...
||FLITCH, n.The side of a hog salted and cured.
||FLIT'TER, v.i. To flutter, which see.FLIT'TER, n. A rag; a tatter. [See Fritter.]
||FLIT'TERMOUSE, n. [Flit, flitter and mouse.]A bat; an animal that has the fur of a mouse, and ...
||FLIT'TINESS, n. [from flit.] Unsteadiness; levity; lightness.
||FLIT'TING, ppr. Flying rapidly; fluttering; moving swiftly.FLIT'TING, n. A flying with lightness ...
||FLIT'TY, a. Unstable; fluttering.
||FLIX, n. Down; fur. [Not used.]
||FLIX'WEED, n. The Sisymbrium sophia, a species of water-cresses, growing on walls and waste ...
||FLO, n. An arrow. [Not in use.]
||FLO'AT-BOARD, n. A board of the water-wheel of undershot mills, which receives the impulse of the ...
||FLOAT, n.1. That which swims or is borne on water; as a float of weeds and rushes. But ...
||FLO'ATAGE, n. Any thing that floats on the water.
||FLO'ATED, pp.1. Flooded; overflowed.2. Borne on water.
||FLO'ATER, n. One that floats or swims.
||FLOAT'ING-BRIDGE, n.1. In the United States, a bridge, consisting of logs or timber with a floor ...
||FLO'ATING, ppr. 1. Swimming; conveying on water; overflowing.2. Lying flat on the surface of the ...
||FLO'ATSTONE, n. Swimming flint, spungiform quartz, a mineral of a spungy texture, of a whitish ...
||FLO'ATY, a. Buoyant; swimming on the surface; light.
||FLOC'CULENCE, n. [L. flocculus, floccus. See Flock.]The state of being in locks or flocks; ...
||FLOC'CULENT, a. Coalescing and adhering in locks or flakes.I say the liquor is broken to ...
||FLOCK, n. [L. floccus. It is the same radically as flake, and applied to wool or hair, we write ...
||FLOCK'ING, ppr. Collecting or running together in a crowd.
||FLOG, v.t. [L. figo, to strike, that is, to lay on; L. flagrum, flagellum, Eng. flail; Gr.; L. ...
||FLOG'GED, pp. Whipped or scourged for punishment; chastised.
||FLOG'GING, ppr. Whipping for punishment; chastising.FLOG'GING, n. A whipping for punishment.
||FLOOD, n. flud.1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; particularly, a body of water, ...
||FLOOD'ED, pp. Overflowed inundated.
||FLOOD'GATE, n. 1. A gate to be opened for letter water flow through, or to be shut to prevent ...
||FLOOD'ING, ppr. Overflowing; inundating.FLOOD'ING, n. Any preternatural discharge of blood from ...
||FLOOK. See Fluke, the usual orthography.]
||FLOOK'ING, n. In mining, an interruption or shifting of a load of ore, by a cross vein or fissure.
||FLOOR-TIMBERS, n. The timbers on which a floor is laid.
||FLOOR, n. flore. [In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ...
||FLOOR'ED, Covered with boards, plank or pavement; furnished with a floor.
||FLOOR'ING, ppr. Laying a floor; furnishing with a floor.FLOOR'ING, n. 1. A platform; the bottom ...
||FLOP, v.t. [A different spelling of flap.]1. To clap or strike the wings.2. To let down the brim ...
||FLO'RA, n. [See Floral.]1. In antiquity, the goddess of flowers.2. In modern usage, a catalogue ...
||FLO'RAL, a. [L. floralis, from flos, a flower, which see.]1. Containing the flower, as a floral ...
||FLOR'ENCE, n. An ancient gold coin of Edward III of six shillings sterling value, about 134 ...
||FLOR'ENTINE, n.1. A native of Florence.2. A kind of silk cloth, so called.
||FLORES'CENCE, n. [L. florescens, floresco. See flower.]In botany, the season when plants expand ...
||FLO'RET, n. A little flower; the partial or separate little flower of an aggregate flower.
||FLOR'ID, a. [L. floridus, from floreo, to flower.]1. Literally, flowery; covered or abounding ...
||FLORID'ITY, n. Freshness or brightness of color; floridness.
||FLOR'IDNESS, n. 1. Brightness or freshness of color or complexion.2. Vigor; spirit. ...
||FLORIF'EROUS, a. [L. florifer, from flos, a flower, and fero, to bear.] Producing flowers.
||FLORIFICA'TION, n. The act, process or time of flowering.
||FLOR'IN, n. A coin, originally made at Florence. The name is given to different coins of gold or ...
||FLO'RIST, n.1. A cultivator of flowers; one skilled in flowers.2. One who writes a flora, or an ...
||FLOR'ULENT, a. Flowery; blossoming. [Not in use.]
||FLOS'CULE, n. [L. flosculus.] In botany, a partial or lesser floret of an aggregate flower.
||FLOS'CULOUS, a. [infra.] In botany, a flosculous flower is a compound flower, composed entirely of ...
||FLOSS, n. [L. flos.] A downy or silky substance in the husks of certain plants.
||FLOSSIFICA'TION, n. A flowering; expansion of flowers. [Novel.]
||FLO'TA, n. [See Fleet.] A fleet; but appropriately a fleet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed ...
||FLO'TAGE, n. That which floats on the sea, or on rivers. [Little used.]
||FLOTE, v.t. To skim. [Not used or local.]
||FLOTIL'LA, n. [dim. of flota.] A little fleet, or fleet of small vessels.
||FLOT'SON, n. [from float.] Goods lost by shipwreck, and floating on the sea. When such goods are ...
||FLOT'TEN, pp. Skimmed. [Not in use.]
||FLOUNCE, v.i. flouns. [See Flounder.]1. To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to ...
||FLOUN'DER, n. A flat fish of the genus Pleuronectes.FLOUN'DER, v.i. [This seems to be allied to ...
||FLOUN'DERING, ppr. Making irregular motions; struggling with violence.
||FLOUR, n. [originally flower; L. flos, floris, from floreo, to flourish.]The edible part of corn; ...
||FLOUR'ED, pp. Converted into flour; sprinkled with flour.
||FLOUR'ING, ppr. Converting into flour; sprinkling with flour.
||FLOURISH, v.i. flur'ish. [L. floresco, from floreo. The primary sense is to open, expand, ...
||FLOURISHED, pp. flur'ished. Embellished; adorned with bold and irregular figures or lines; ...
||FLOURISHER, n. flur'isher. 1. One who flourishes; one who thrives or prospers.2. One who ...
||FLOURISHING, ppr. or a. flur'ishing. Thriving; prosperous; increasing; making a show.
||FLOURISHINGLY, adv. flur'ishingly. With flourishes; ostentatiously.
||FLOUT, v.t. To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.Phillida flouts me.He flouted us ...
||FLOUT'ED, pp. Mocked; treated with contempt.
||FLOUT'ER, n. One who flouts and flings; a mocker.
||FLOUT'ING, ppr. Mocking; insulting; fleering.
||FLOUT'INGLY, adv. With flouting; insultingly.
||FLOW, v.i. [L. fluo, contracted from fugo, for it forms fluri, fuctum. In one case, the word ...
||FLOWED, pp. Overflowed; inundated.
||FLOW'ER-DE-LIS, n.1. In heraldry, a bearing representing a lily, the hieroglyphic of royal ...
||FLOW'ER-FENCE, n. The name of certain plants. The flower-fence of Barbados is of the genus ...
||FLOW'ER-G'ARDEN, n. A garden in which flowers are chiefly cultivated.
||FLOW'ER-GENTLE, n. A plant, the amaranth.
||FLOWER-INWO'VEN, a. Adorned with flowers.
||FLOW'ER-KIRTLED, a. Dressed with garlands of flowers.
||FLOW'ER-STALK, n. In botany, the peduncle of a plant, or the stem that supports the flower or ...
||FLOW'ER, n. [L. flos, floris, a flower; floreo, to blossom. See Flourish.]1. In botany, that ...
||FLOW'ERED, pp. Embellished with figures of flowers.
||FLOW'ERET, n. A small flower; a floret.[In botany, floret is solely used.]
||FLOW'ERINESS, n. [from flowery.]1. The state of being flowery, or of abounding with flowers.2. ...
||FLOW'ERING, ppr.1. Blossoming; blooming; expanding the petals, as plants.2. Adorning with ...
||FLOW'ERLESS, a. Having no flower.
||FLOW'ERY, a.1. Full of flowers; abounding with blossoms; as a flowery field.2. Adorned with ...
||FLOWING, ppr. Moving as a fluid; issuing; proceeding; abounding; smooth, as style; ...
||FLOWINGLY, adv. With volubility; with abundance.
||FLOWINGNESS, n. Smoothness of diction; stream of diction.
||FLOWN, had fled, in the following phrases, is not good English.Was reason flown.Sons of Belial, ...
||FLU'ATE, n. [from fluro, which see.] In chimistry, a salt formed by the fluoric acid combined ...
||FLUC'TUANT, a. [L. fluctuans. See Fluctuate.] Moving like a wave; wavering; unsteady.
||FLUC'TUATE, v.i. [L. fluctuo, from fluctus, a wave, from fluo, to flow.]1. To move as a wave; to ...
||FLUC'TUATING, ppr.1. Wavering; rolling as a wave; moving in this and that direction; rising and ...
||FLUCTUA'TION, n. [L. fluctuatio.]1. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that ...
||FLUD'DER, n. An aquatic fowl of the diver kind, nearly as large as a goose.
||FLUE, n. [probably contracted from flume, L. flumen, from fluo.]A passage for smoke in a chimney, ...
||FLUEL'LEN, n. The female speedwell, a plant of the genus Antirrhinum, or snapdragon.
||FLUENCE, for fluency, is not used.
||FLU'ENCY, n. [L. fluens, from flue, to flow.]1. The quality of flowing, applied to speech or ...
||FLU'ENT, a. [See Fluency. 1. Liquid; flowing.2. Flowing; passing.Motion being a fluent thing.3. ...
||FLU'ENTLY, adv. With ready flow; volubly; without hesitation or obstruction; as, to speak ...
||FLU'GELMAN, n. In German, the leader of a file. But with us, a soldier who stands on the wing of ...
||FLU'ID, a. [L. fluidus, from fluo, to flow.] Having parts which easily move and change their ...
||FLUID'ITY, n. The quality of being capable of flowing; that quality of bodies which renders them ...
||FLU'IDNESS, n. The state of being fluid; fluidity, which see.
||FLU'KE-WORM, n. The guard-worm, a species of Fasciola.
||FLUKE, n. A flounder.
||FLUME, n. [L. flumen, from fluo, to flow.]Literally, a flowing; hence, the passage or channel for ...
||FLU'MINATING, ppr.1. Thundering; crackling; exploding; detonating.2. Hurling papal denunciations, ...
||FLUM'MERY, n. [See Lumber.]1. A sort of jelly made of flour or meal; pap.Milk and flummery are ...
||FLUNG, pret. and pp. of fling.Several statues the Romans themselves flung into the river.
||FLUOBO'RATE, n. A compound of fluoboric acid with a base.
||FLUOBO'RIC, a. The fluoboric acid or gas is a compound of fluorine and boron.
||FLU'OR-ACID, n. The acid of fluor.
||FLU'OR, n. [Low L. from fluo, to flow.]1. A fluid state.2. Menstrual flux. [Little used in ...
||FLU'ORATED, a. Combined with fluoric acid.
||FLUOR'IC, a. Pertaining to fluor; obtained from fluor; as fluoric acid.
||FLU'ORINE, n. The supposed basis of fluoric acid.
||FLU'OROUS, a. The fluorous acid is the acid of fluor in its first degree of oxygenation.
||FLUOSIL'ICATE, n. [fluor and silex or silica.]In chiminstry, a compound of fluoric acid, ...
||FLUOSILIC'IC, a. Composed of or containing fluoric acid with silex.
||FLUR'RY, n.1. A sudden blast or gust, or a light temporary breeze; as a flurry of wind. It is ...
||FLUSH, v.i.1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.2. To come in ...
||FLUSH'ED, pp. 1. Overspread or tinged with a red color from the flowing of blood to the face. We ...
||FLUSH'ER, n. The lesser butcher-bird.
||FLUSH'ING, ppr. Overspreading with red; glowing.FLUSH'ING, n. A glow of red in the face.
||FLUS'TER, v.t. To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; to hurry; to agitate; to ...
||FLUS'TERED, pp. Heated with liquor; agitated; confused.
||FLUTE, n. [L. flo, flatus, to blow, or L. fluta, a lamprey, with the same number of holes.]1. A ...
||FLU'TED, pp. or a. 1. Channeled; furrowed; as a column.2. In music, thin; fine; flutelike; as ...
||FLU'TING, ppr. Channeling; cutting furrows; as in a column.FLU'TING, n. A channel or furrow in a ...
||FLU'TIST, n. A performer on the flute.
||FLUT'TER, v.i.1. To move or flap the wings rapidly, without flying, or with short flights; to ...
||FLUT'TERED, pp. Agitated; confused; disordered.
||FLUT'TERING, ppr. Flapping the wings without flight or with short flights; hovering; fluctuating; ...
||FLU'VIAL, a. [L. fluviaticus, from fluvius, a river; fluo, to flow.]Belonging to rivers; growing ...
||FLU'VIATILE, a. [L. fluviatilis.] Belonging to rivers.[Fluviatic is the preferable word.]
||FLUX, n. [L. fluxus, fluo, fluxi.]1. The act of flowing; the motion or passing of a fluid.2. The ...
||FLUXA'TION, n. A flowing or passing away, and giving place to others.
||FLUX'ED, pp. Melted; fused; reduced to a flowing state.
||FLUXIBIL'ITY, n. The quality of admitting fusion.
||FLUX'IBLE, a. [from Low L.] Capable of being melted or fused, as a mineral.
||FLUXIL'ITY, n. [Low L. fluxilis.] The quality of admitting fusion; possibility of being fused or ...
||FLUX'ION n. [L. fluxio, from fluo, to flow.]1. The act of flowing.2. The matter that flows.3. ...
||FLUX'IONARY, a. Pertaining to mathematical fluxions.
||FLUX'IONIST, n. One skilled in fluxions.
||FLUX'IVE, a. Flowing; wanting solidity. [Not used.]
||FLUX'URE, n. A flowing or fluid matter. [Not used.]
||FLY-HONEYSUCKLE, n. A plant, the Lonicera. The African fly-honeysuckle is the Halleria.
||FLY, v.i.1. To move through air by the aid of wings, as fowls.2. To pass or move in air, by the ...
||FLY'BANE, n. A plant called catch-fly, of the genus Silene.
||FLYBITTEN, a. Marked by the bite of flies.
||FLYBLOW, v.t. To deposit an egg in any thing, as a fly; to taint with the eggs which produce ...
||FLYBOAT, n. A large flat-bottomed Dutch vessel, whose burden is from 600 to 1200 tons, with a ...
||FLYCATCHER, n.1. One that hunts flies.2. In zoology, a genus of birds, the Muscicapa, with a bill ...
||FLYER, n.1. One that flies or flees; usually written flier.2. One that uses wings.3. The fly of ...
||FLYFISH, v.i. To angle with flies for bait.
||FLYFISHING, n. Angling; the art or practice of angling for fish with flies, natural or artificial, ...
||FLYFLAP, n. Something to drive away flies.
||FLYING-BRIDGE, n. A bridge of pontoons; also, a bridge composed of two boats.
||FLYING-FISH, n. A small fish which flies by means of its pectoral fins. It is of the genus ...
||FLYING-PARTY, n. In military affairs, a detachment of men employed to hover about an enemy.
||FLYING-PINION, n. The part of a clock, having a fly or fan, by which it fathers air, and checks ...
||FLYING, ppr. 1. Moving in air by means of wings; passing rapidly; springing; bursting; ...
||FLYTRAP, n. In botany, a species of sensitive plant, called Venus' Fly-trap, the Dionaea ...
||FLYTREE, n. A tree whose leaves are said to produce flies, from a little bag on the surface.
||F'NESPOKEN, a. Using fine phrases.
||FOAL, n. [L. pullus; Gr. The primary sense of the verb is to shoot, to cast or throw, to fall. ...
||FOALBIT, n. A plant.
||FOALFOOT, n. The colt's-foot, Tussilago.
||FOAM, n. [L. fumo, to smoke, to foam.]Froth; spume; the substance which is formed on the surface ...
||FOAMING, ppr. Frothing; fuming.
||FOAMINGLY, adv. Frothily.
||FOAMY, a. Covered with foam; frothy.Behold how high the foamy billows ride!
||FOB, n. A little pocket for a watch.FOB, v.t. To cheat; to trick; to impose on.To fob off, to ...
||FOB'BED, pp. Cheated; imposed on.
||FOB'BING, ppr. Cheating; imposing on.
||FO'CAL, a. [from L. focus.] Belonging to a focus; as a focal point; focal distance.
||FO'CIL, n. The greater focil is the ulna or tibia, the greater bone of the fore-arm or leg. The ...
||FO'CUS, n. plu. focuses, or foci. [L. focus, a fire, the hearth.]1. In optics, a point in which ...
||FOD'DER, n.1. Food or dry food for cattle, horses and sheep, as hay, straw and other kinds of ...
||FOD'DERED, pp. Fed with dry food, or cut grass, &c.; as, to fodder cows.
||FOD'DERER, n. He who fodders cattle.
||FOD'DERING, ppr. Feeding with dry food, &c.
||FO'DIENT, a. [L. fodio, to dig.] Digging; throwing up with a spade. [Little used.]
||FOE, n. fo. [See Fiend.]1. An enemy; one who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge or malice ...
||FOEHOOD, n. Enmity. [Not in use.]
||FOELIKE, a. Like an enemy.
||FOEMAN, n. An enemy in war. Obs.
||FOETUS. [See Fetus.]
||FOG, n. 1. A dense watery vapor, exhaled from the earth, or from rivers and lakes, or generated ...
||FOG'BANK, n. At sea, an appearance in hazy weather sometimes resembling land at a distance, but ...
||FOG'GAGE, n. Rank grass not consumed or mowed in summer.
||FOG'GINESS, n. [from foggy.] The state of being foggy; a state of the air filled with watery ...
||FOG'GY, a. [from fog.]1. Filled or abounding with fog or watery exhalations; as a foggy ...
||FOH, an exclamation of abhorrence or contempt, the same as poh and fy.
||FOI'BLE, a. Weak. [Not used.]FOI'BLE, n. [See Feeble.] A particular moral weakness; a failing. ...
||FOIL, v.t. 1. To frustrate; to defeat; to render vain or nugatory, as an effort or attempt. The ...
||FOIL'ED, pp. Frustrated; defeated.
||FOIL'ER, n. One who frustrates another, and gains an advantage himself.
||FOIL'ING, ppr. Defeating; frustrating; disappointing of success.FOIL'ING, n. Among hunters, the ...
||FOIN, v.t. [L. pungo. The sense is to push, thrust, shoot.]1. To push in fencing.2. To prick; ...
||FOIN'ING, ppr. Pushing; thrusting.
||FOIN'INGLY, adv. In a pushing manner.
||FOIS'ON, n. [L. fusio.] Plenty; abundance. [Not used.]
||FOIST, v.t. To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant.Lest negligence or partiality ...
||FOIST'ED, pp. Inserted wrongfully.
||FOIST'ER, n. One who inserts without authority.
||FOIST'IED, a Mustied. [See Fusty.]
||FOIST'INESS, n. Fustiness, which see.
||FOIST'ING, ppr. Inserting surreptitiously or without authority.
||FOIST'Y, a Fusty, which see.
||FOLD, n. [See the verb, to fold.]1. A pen or inclosure for sheep; a place where a flock of sheep ...
||FOLDAGE, n. The right of folding sheep.
||FOLDED, pp. Doubled; laid in plaits; complicated; kept in a fold.
||FOLDER, n. 1. An instrument used in folding paper.2. One that folds.
||FOLDING, ppr.1. Doubling; laying in plaits; keeping in a fold.2. a. Doubling; that may close ...
||FOLIA'CEOUS, a. [L. foliaceus, from folium, a leaf. See Foil.]1. Leafy; having leaves intermixed ...
||FO'LIAGE, n. [L. folium, a leaf. See Foil.]1. Leaves in general; as a tree of beautiful ...
||FO'LIAGED, a. Furnished with foliage.
||FO'LIATE, v.t. [L. foliatus, from folium, a leaf. Gr.]1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate or ...
||FO'LIATED, pp.1. Spread or covered with a thin plate or foil.2. In mineralogy, consisting of ...
||FO'LIATING, ppr. Covering with a leaf or foil.
||FOLIA'TION, n. [L. foliatio.]1. In botany, the leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of ...
||FO'LIATURE, n. The state of being beaten into foil.
||FO'LIER, n. Goldsmith's foil.
||FOLIF'EROUS, a. [L. folium, leaf, and fero, to bear.] Producing leaves.
||FO'LIO, n. [L. folium, a leaf, in folio.]1. A book of the largest size, formed by once doubling a ...
||FO'LIOLE, n. [from L. folium, a leaf.] A leaflet; one of the single leaves, which together ...
||FO'LIOMORT, a. [L. folium mortuum.] Of a dark yellow color, or that of a faded leaf; filemot.
||FO'LIOUS, a. 1. Leafy; thin; unsubstantial.2. In botany, having leaves intermixed with the ...
||FOLK, n. foke. [L. vulgus. The sense is a crowd, from collecting or pressing, not from following, ...
||FOLKLAND, n. In English law, copyhold land; land held by the common people, at the will of the ...
||FOLKMOTE, n.An assembly of the people, or of bishops, thanes, aldermen and freemen, to consult ...
||FOL'LICLE, n. [L. folliculus, from follis, a bag or bellows.]1. In botany, a univalvular ...
||FOLLIC'ULOUS, a. Having or producing follicles.
||FOL'LIFUL, a. Full of folly. [Not used.]
||FOL'LOW, v.t.1. To go after or behind; to walk, ride or move behind, but in the same direction. ...
||FOL'LOWED, pp. Pursued; succeeded; accompanied; attended; imitated; obeyed; observed; practiced; ...
||FOL'LOWER, n.1. One who comes, goes or moves after another, in the same course.2. One that takes ...
||FOL'LOWING, ppr. Coming or going after or behind; pursuing; attending; imitating; succeeding in ...
||FOL'LY, n. [See Fool.]1. Weakness of intellect; imbecility of mind. want of understanding.A fool ...
||FO'MAHANT, n. A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Aquarius.
||FOMENT', v.t. [L. fomento, from foveo, to warm.]1. To apply warm lotions to; to bathe with warm ...
||FOMENTA'TION, n.1. The act of applying warm liquors to a part of the body, by means of flannels ...
||FOMENT'ED, pp. Bathed with warm lotions; encouraged.
||FOMENT'ER, n. One who foments; one who encourages or instigates; as a fomenter of sedition.
||FOMENT'ING, ppr. 1. Applying warm lotions.2. Encouraging; abetting; promoting.
||FON, n. A fool; an idiot. Obs.
||FOND, a. 1. Foolish; silly; weak; indiscreet; imprudent; Grant I may never prove so fondTo trust ...
||FOND'LE, v.t. To treat with tenderness; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.
||FOND'LED, pp. Treated with affection; caressed.
||FOND'LER, n. One who fondles.
||FOND'LING, ppr. Caressing; treating with tenderness.FOND'LING, n. A person or thing fondled or ...
||FOND'LY, adv. 1. Foolishly; weakly; imprudently; with indiscreet affection.Fondly we think we ...
||FOND'NESS, n.1. Foolishness; weakness; want of sense or judgment. Obs.2. Foolish tenderness.3. ...
||FONT, n. [L. fundo, to pour out.]A large basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for ...
||FONT'AL, a. Pertaining to a fount, fountain, source or origin.
||FONT'ANEL, n.1. An issue for the discharge of humors from the body.2. A vacancy in the infant ...
||FONTANGE, n. fontanj'.A knot of ribbons on the top of a head-dress.
||FOOD, n. [See Feed.]1. In a general sense, whatever is eaten by animals for nourishment, and ...
||FOOD'FUL, a. Supplying food; full of food.
||FOOD'LESS, a. Without food; destitute of provisions; barren.
||FOOD'Y, a. Eatable; fit for food. [Not used.]
||FOOL, n. [Heb.]1. One who is destitute of reason, or the common powers of understanding; an ...
||FOOL'BORN a. Foolish from the birth.
||FOOL'ED, pp. Disappointed; defeated; deceived; imposed on.
||FOOL'ERY, n. 1. The practice of folly; habitual folly; attention to trifles.2. An act of folly ...
||FOOL'HAPPY, a. Lucky without judgment or contrivance.
||FOOLH'ARDINESS, n. Courage without sense or judgment; mad rashness.
||FOOLH'ARDISE, n. Foolhardiness. [Not in use.]
||FOOLH'ARDY, a. [fool and hardy.] Daring without judgment; madly rash and adventurous; foolishly ...
||FOOL'ING, ppr. Defeating; disappointing; deceiving.
||FOOL'ISH, a. 1. Void of understanding or sound judgment; weak in intellect; applied to general ...
||FOOL'ISHLY, adv.1. Weakly; without understanding or judgment; unwisely; indiscreetly.2. Wickedly; ...
||FOOL'ISHNESS, n. 1. Folly; want of understanding.2. Foolish practice; want of wisdom or good ...
||FOOL'S-P'ARSLEY, n. A plant, of the genus Aethusa.
||FOOLS'CAP, n. [L. scapus, or folio and shape.] A kind of paper of small size.
||FOOL'STONES, n. A plant, the Orchis.
||FOOL'TRAP, n. A trap to catch fools; as a fly trap.
||FOOT, n. plu. feet. [L. pes, pedis. Probably this word is allied to the Gr. to walk, to tread. ...
||FOOT'BALL, n. 1. A ball consisting of an inflated bladder, cased in leather, to be driven by the ...
||FOOT'BAND, n. A band of infantry.
||FOOT'BOY, n. A menial; an attendant in livery.
||FOOT'BREADTH, n. The breadth of the foot. Deut. 2.
||FOOT'BRIDGE, n. A narrow bridge for foot passengers.
||FOOT'CLOTH, n. A sumpter cloth.
||FOOT'ED, pp. Kicked; trod; summed up; furnished with a foot, as a stocking.FOOT'ED, a. Shaped in ...
||FOOT'FALL, n. A trip or stumble.
||FOOT'FIGHT, n. A conflict by persons on foot, in opposition to a fight on horseback.
||FOOT'GU'ARDS, n. plu. Guards of infantry.
||FOOT'HALT, n. A disease incident to sheep, and said to proceed from a worm, which enters between ...
||FOOT'HOLD, n. That which sustains the feet firmly and prevents them from slipping of moving; that ...
||FOOT'HOT, adv. Immediately; a word borrowed from hunting.
||FOOT'ING, ppr. Dancing; treading; settling; adding a new foot.FOOT'ING, n. 1. Ground for the ...
||FOOT'LICKER, n. A mean flatterer; a sycophant; a fawner.
||FOOT'MAN, n. 1. A soldier who marches and fights on foot.2. A menial servant; a runner; a ...
||FOOT'MANSHIP, n. The art or faculty of a runner.
||FOOT'MANTLE, n. A garment to keep the gown clean in riding.
||FOOT'PACE, n. A slow step, as in walking; a broad stair.
||FOOT'PAD, n. A highwayman or robber on foot.
||FOOT'P'ATH, n. A narrow path or way for foot passengers only.
||FOOT'PLOW, n. A kind of swing-plow.
||FOOT'POST, n. A post or messenger that travels on foot.
||FOOT'ROPE, n. The lower boltrope, to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed. Also, a horse or ...
||FOOT'ROT, n. An ulcer in the feet of sheep.
||FOOT'SOLDIER, n. A soldier that serves on foot.
||FOOTSTALK, n. [foot and stalk.] In botany, a petiole; a partial stem supporting the leaf, or ...
||FOOT'STALL, n. A woman's stirrup.
||FOOT'STEP, n.1. A track; the mark or impression of the foot.2. Token; mark; visible sign of a ...
||FOOT'STOOL, n. A stool for the feet; that which supports the feet of one when sitting.To make ...
||FOOT'WALING, n. The whole inside planks or lining of a ship.
||FOP, n. [The Latin voppa, a senseless fellow, is evidently from the same root, with the sense of ...
||FOP'DOODLE, n. An insignificant fellow. [Vulgar and not used.]
||FOP'LING, n. A petty fop.
||FOP'PERY, n. 1. Affectation of show or importance; showy folly; as the foppery of dress or of ...
||FOP'PISH, a.1. Vain of dress; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; dressing in the ...
||FOP'PISHLY, adv. With vain ostentation of dress; in a trifling or affected manner.
||FOP'PISHNESS, n. Vanity and extravagance in dress; showy vanity.
||FOR, prep. [L. per.; The English, for; to forbid. For corresponds in sense with the L. pro, as ...
||FOR'AGE, n. [L. voro.]1. Food of any kind for horses and cattle, as grass; pasture, hay, corn and ...
||FOR'AGER, n. One that goes in search of food for horses or cattle.
||FOR'AGING, ppr. or a. Collecting provisions for horses and cattle, or wandering in search of food; ...
||FORAM'INOUS, a. [L. foramen, a hole, from foro, to bore.]Full of holes; perforated in many places; ...
||FORBAD', pret. of forbid.
||FORBA'THE, v.t. To bathe. [Not in use.]
||FORBEAR, v.i. pret. forbore; pp. forborne.1. To stop; to cease; to hold from proceeding; as, ...
||FORBEARANCE, n.1. The act of avoiding, shunning or omitting; either the cessation or intermission ...
||FORBEARER, n. One that intermits or intercepts.
||FORBEARING, ppr. 1. Ceasing; pausing; withholding from action; exercising patience and ...
||FORBID', v.t. pret. forbad; pp. forbid, forbidden. Literally, to bid or command against. Hence,1. ...
||FORBID'DANCE, n. Prohibition; command or edict against a thing. [Little used.]
||FORBID'DENLY, adv. In an unlawful manner.
||FORBID'DENNESS, n. A state of being prohibited. [Not used.]
||FORBID'DER, n. He or that which forbids or enacts a prohibition.
||FORBID'DING, ppr. 1. Prohibiting; hindering.2. a. Repelling approach; repulsive; raising ...
||FORBO'RE, pret. of forebear.
||FORBORNE, pp. of forbear.Few ever repented of having forborne to speak.
||FORCE, n. [L. fortis. All words denoting force, power, strength, are from verbs which express ...
||FORCED, pp.1. Compelled; impelled; driven by violence; urged; stormed; ravished.2. a. Affected; ...
||FORCEDLY, adv. Violently; constrainedly; unnaturally. [Little used.]
||FORCEDNESS, n. The state of being forced; distortion.
||FORCEFUL, a. 1. Impelled by violence; driven with force; acting with power.Against the steed he ...
||FORCEFULLY, adv. Violently; impetuously.
||FORCELESS, a. Having little or not force; feeble; impotent.
||FORCEMEAT, n. A kind of stuffing in cookery.
||FOR'CEPS, n. [L.] Literally, a pair of pinchers or tongs.In surgery, an instrument for extracting ...
||FORCER, n.1. He or that which forces, drives or constrains.2. The embolus of a pump; the ...
||FORCIBLE, a.1. Powerful; strong; mighty; as a punishment forcible to bridle sin.2. Violent; ...
||FORCIBLENESS, n. Force; violence.
||FORCIBLY, adv.1. By violence or force.2. Strongly; powerfully; with power or energy; ...
||FORCING, ppr.1. Compelling; impelling; driving; storming; ravishing.2. Causing to ripen before ...
||FOR'CIPATED, a. [from forceps.] Formed like a pair of pinchers to open and inclose; as a ...
||FORD, n.1. A place in a river or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, or ...
||FORDABLE, a. That may be waded or passed through on foot, as water.
||FORDED, pp. Passed through on foot; waded.
||FORDING, ppr. Wading; passing through on foot as water.
||FORDO', v.t. To destroy; to undo; to ruin; to weary. [Not in use.]
||FORE-END', n. The end which precedes; the anterior part.
||FORE-IMAG'INE, v.t. To conceive or fancy before proof, or beforehand.
||FORE, a. 1. Properly, advanced, or being in advance of something in motion or progression; as the ...
||FOREADMON'ISH, v.t. To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event.
||FOREADVI'SE, v.t. s as z To advise or counsel before the time of action or before the event; to ...
||FOREALLEDGE, v.t. foreallej'. To alledge or cite before.
||FOREAPPOINT', v.t. To set, order or appoint beforehand.
||FOREAPPOINT'MENT, n. Previous appointment; preordination.
||FORE'ARM, v.t. To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.
||FOREBO'DE, v.t.1. To foretell; to prognosticate.2. To foreknow; to be prescient of; to feel a ...
||FOREBO'DEMENT, n. A presaging; presagement.
||FOREBO'DER, n. 1. One who forebodes; a prognosticator; a soothsayer.2. A foreknower.
||FOREBO'DING, ppr. Prognosticating; foretelling; foreknowing.FOREBO'DING, n. Prognostication.
||FOREBRACE, n. A rope applied to the fore yard-arm to change the position of the foresail.
||FOREBY', prep. [fore and by.] Near; hard by; fast by. Obs.
||FOREC'AST, v.t.1. To foresee; to provide against.It is wisdom to forecast consequences.2. To ...
||FOREC'ASTER, n. One who foresees or contrives beforehand.
||FOREC'ASTING, ppr. Contriving previously.
||FO'RECASTLE, n. A short deck in the forepart of a ship above the upper deck usually terminated in ...
||FORECHO'SEN, a. forcho'zn. Preelected; chosen beforehand.
||FORECITED, a. Cited or quoted before or above.
||FORECLO'SE, v.t. s as z. To shut up; to preclude; to stop; to prevent.The embargo with Spain ...
||FORECLO'SURE, n. s as z.1. Prevention.2. The act of foreclosing, or depriving a mortgager of the ...
||FORECONCEI'VE, v.t. To preconceive.
||FOREDA'TE, v.t. To date before the true time.
||FOREDA'TED, pp. Dated before the true time.
||FO'REDECK, n. The forepart of a deck, or of a ship.
||FOREDESI'GN, v.t. To plan beforehand; to intend previously.
||FORE'DETERM'INE, v.t. To decree beforehand.
||FOREDOOM', v.t. To doom beforehand; to predestinate.Thou art foredoomed to view the Stygian ...
||FOREDOOR, n. The door in the front of a house.
||FOREF'ATHER, n. An ancestor; one who precedes another in the line of genealogy, in any degree; ...
||FOREFEND', v.t. 1. To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent approach; to forbid or ...
||FOREFIN'GER, n. The finger next to the thumb; the index; called by our Saxon ancestors, the ...
||FOREFLOW, v.t. To flow before.
||FOREFOOT, n.1. One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or multiped.2. A hand, in contempt.3. In ...
||FOREFRONT', n. The foremost part. The forefront of the battle, is the part where the contest is ...
||FO'REGAME, n. A first game; first plan.
||FOREGO', v.t. [See Go.]1. To forbear to possess or enjoy; voluntarily to avoid the enjoyment of ...
||FOREGO'ER, n.1. An ancestor; a progenitor. [Not used.]2. One who goes before another.3. One who ...
||FOREGO'ING, ppr. 1. Forbearing to have, possess or enjoy.2. a. Preceding; going before, in time ...
||FOREGONE, pp. foregawn'.1. Forborne to be possessed or enjoyed.2. Gone before; past. Obs.
||FO'REGROUND, n. The part of the field or expanse of a picture which seems to lie before the ...
||FOREGUESS', v.t. To conjecture. [Bad.]
||FO'REHAND, n.1. The part of a horse which is before the rider.2. The chief part.FO'REHAND, a. ...
||FO'REHANDED, a.1. Early; timely; seasonable; as a forehanded care.2. In America, in good ...
||FOREHEAD, n. for'hed, or rather for'ed.1. The part of the face which extends from the hair on the ...
||FOREHE'AR, v.i. To be informed before.
||FOREHEND', v.t. To seize. [Not in use.]
||FOREHEW', v.t. To hew or cut in front.
||FOREHOLDING, n. Predictions; ominous forebodings; superstitious prognostications. [Not used.]
||FO'REHOOK, n. In ships, a breast-hook; a piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows ...
||FO'REHORSE, n. The horse in a team which goes foremost.
||FOREIGN, a. for'an. [L. foris, foras.]1. Belonging to another nation or country; alien; not of ...
||FOR'EIGNER, n. for'aner. A person born in a foreign country, or without the country or ...
||FOR'EIGNNESS, n. for'anness. Remoteness; want of relation; as the foreignness of a subject from ...
||FOREJUDGE, v.t. forjuj'. 1. To prejudge; to judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and ...
||FOREJUDG'MENT, n. Judgment previously formed.
||FOREKNOW, v.t [See Know.] To have previous knowledge of; to foresee.Who would the miseries of man ...
||FOREKNOWABLE, a. That may be foreknown.
||FOREKNOWER, n. One that foreknows.
||FOREKNOWL'EDGE, n. Knowledge of a thing before it happens; prescience.If I foreknew, foreknowledge ...
||FOR'EL, n. A kind of parchment for the cover of books.
||FO'RELAND, n. A promontory or cape; a point of land extending into the sea some distance from the ...
||FORELA'Y, v.t. 1. To lay wait for; to entrap by ambush.2. To contrive antecedently.
||FORELE'ADER, n. One who leads others by his example.
||FORELEND', v.t. To lend or give beforehand.
||FO'RELOCK, n.1. The lock or hair that grows from the forepart of the head.Take time by the ...
||FORELOOK', v.t. To look beforehand or forward.
||FO'REMAN, n.1. The first or chief man; particularly, the chief man of a jury, who acts as their ...
||FO'REMAST, n. The mast of a ship or other vessel which is placed in the forepart or forecastle, ...
||FOREMEANT', a. forement'. Intended beforehand.
||FOREMEM'BERED, a. Called to mind previously.
||FOREMEN'TIONED, a. Mentioned before; recited or written in a former part of the same writing or ...
||FO'REMOST, a.1. First in place; most advanced; as the foremost troops of an army.2. First in ...
||FO'REMOTHER, n. A female ancestor.
||FO'RENAMED, a. 1. Named or nominated before.2. Mentioned before in the same writing or ...
||FO'RENOON, n. The former part of the day, from the morning to meridian or noon. We usually call ...
||FORENO'TICE, n. Notice or information of an event before it happens.
||FOREN'SIC, a. [from L. forensis, from forum, a court.]Belonging to courts of judicature; used in ...
||FOREORDA'IN, v.t To ordain or appoint before; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.
||FOREORDINA'TION, n. Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination.
||FO'REPART, n.1. The part first in time; as the forepart of the day or week.2. The part most ...
||FO'REPAST, a. Past before a certain time; as forepast sins. [Little used.]
||FORE'POSSESS'ED, a. Holding formerly in possession; also, preoccupied; prepossessed; preengaged.
||FOREPRI'ZE, v.t. To prize or rate beforehand.
||FOREPROM'ISED, a. Promised beforehand; preengaged.
||FOREQUO'TED, a. Cited before; quoted in a foregoing part of the work.
||FO'RERANK, n. The first rank; the front.
||FORERE'ACH, upon, v.t. In navigation, to gain or advance upon in progression or motion.
||FORERE'AD, v.t. To signify by tokens. Obs.
||FORERE'ADING, n. Previous perusal.
||FORERECI'TED, a. Named or recited before.
||FO'RERIGHT, a. Ready; forward; quick.FO'RERIGHT, adv. Right forward; onward.
||FORERUN', v.t.1. To advance before; to come before as an earnest of something to follow; to ...
||FORERUN'NER, n. 1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a ...
||FO'RESAID, a. Spoken before. [See Aforesaid.]
||FO'RESAIL, n. A sail extended on the foreyard, which is supported by the foremast.
||FORESA'Y, v.t. To predict; to foretell.
||FORESA'YING, n. A prediction.
||FORESEE', v.t. To see beforehand; to see or know an event before it happens; to have prescience ...
||FORESEE'ING, ppr. Seeing before the event.
||FORESEE'N, pp. Seen beforehand.
||FORESEE'R, n. One who foresees or foreknows.
||FORESE'IZE, v.t. To seize beforehand.
||FORESHAD'OW, v.t. To shadow or typify beforehand.
||FORESHA'ME, v.t. To shame; to bring reproach on.
||FORESHEW. [See foreshow.]
||FO'RESHIP, n. The forepart of a ship. Act. 28.
||FORESHORT'EN, v.t. In painting; to shorten figures for the sake of showing those behind.
||FORESHORT'ENING, n. In painting, the act of shortening figures for the sake of showing those ...
||FORESHOW, v.t.1. To show beforehand; to prognosticate.Next, like aurora, Spenser rose, whose ...
||FORESHOWER, n. One who predicts.
||FORESHROUDS', n. The shrouds of a ship attached to the foremast.
||FO'RESIDE, n. The front side; also, a specious outside.
||FO'RESIGHT, n. 1. Prescience; foreknowledge; prognostication; the act of foreseeing.2. Provident ...
||FORESIGHTFUL, a. Prescient; provident. [Little used.]
||FORESIG'NIFY, v.t. To signify beforehand; to betoken previously; to foreshow; to typify.
||FO'RESKIN, n. The skin that covers the glans penis; the prepuce.
||FO'RESKIRT, n. The loose and pendulous part of a coat before.
||FORESLACK', v.t. To neglect by idleness. [Not used.]
||FORESLOW, v.t. 1. To delay; to hinder; to impede; to obstruct. [Not used.]No stream, no wood, no ...
||FORESPE'AK, v.t. 1. To foresay; to foreshow; to foretell or predict.2. To forbid. [Not used.]3. ...
||FORESPE'AKING, n. A prediction; also, a preface. [Not used.]
||FORESPEE'CH, n. A preface. [Not used.]
||FORESPENT', a. 1. Wasted in strength; tired; exhausted.2. Past; as life forespent. [Little ...
||FORESPUR'RER, n. One that rides before. [Not used.]
||FOR'EST, n. [L. foris.]1. An extensive wood, or a large tract of land covered with trees. In ...
||FO'REST'AFF, n. An instrument used at sea, for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies; called ...
||FOR'ESTAGE, n. An ancient service paid by foresters to the king; also, the right of foresters.
||FORESTALL', v.t. [See Stall.]1. To anticipate; to take beforehand.Why need a man forestall his ...
||FORESTALL'ED, pp. Anticipated; hindered; purchased before arrival in market.
||FORESTALL'ER, n. One who forestalls; a person who purchases provisions before they come to the ...
||FORESTALL'ING, ppr. Anticipating; hindering; buying provisions before they arrive in market, with ...
||FORESTAY, n. In a ship's rigging, a large strong rope reaching from the foremast head towards the ...
||FOR'ESTED, pp. Covered with trees; wooded.
||FOR'ESTER, n. 1. In England, an officer appointed to watch a forest, preserve the game, and ...
||FO'RESWAT, a. [See Sweat.] Exhausted by heat. Obs.
||FO'RETACK'LE, n. The tackle on the foremast.
||FO'RETASTE, n. A taste beforehand; anticipation. The pleasures of piety are a foretaste of ...
||FORETA'STED, pp. Tasted beforehand or before another.
||FORETA'STER, n. One that tastes beforehand or before another.
||FORETA'STING, ppr. Tasting before.
||FORETE'ACH, v.t. To teach beforehand.
||FORETELL', v.t. 1. To predict; to tell before an event happens; to prophesy.2. To foretoken; to ...
||FORETELL'ER, n. One who predicts or prophesies; a foreshower.
||FORETELL'ING, n. Prediction.
||FORETHINK', v.t.1. To think beforehand; to anticipate in the mind.The soul of every man ...
||FORETHOUGHT', forethaut'. pret. of forething.
||FORETO'KEN, v.t. To foreshew; to presignify; to prognosticate.Whilst strange prodigious signs ...
||FO'RETOOTH, n. plu. foreteeth. One of the teeth in the forepart of the mouth; an incisor.
||FO'RETOP, n. 1. The hair on the forepart of the head.2. That part of a woman's headdress that is ...
||FOREVOUCH'ED, pp. Affirmed before; formerly told.
||FO'REWARD, n. The van; the front.
||FOREWARN', v.t. forewaurn'.1. To admonish beforehand.I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear. ...
||FOREWARN'ED, pp. Admonished, cautioned or informed beforehand.
||FOREWARN'ING, ppr. Previously admonishing or informing.FOREWARN'ING, n. Previous admonition, ...
||FOREWEND', v.t. To go before. Obs.
||FOREWISH', v.t. To wish beforehand.
||FO'REWOMAN, n. A woman who is chief; the head woman.
||FOREWORN, pp. [See Wear.] Worn out; wasted or obliterated by time or use.
||FOR'FEIT, v.t. for'fit. [Low L. forisfacere, from L. foris, out or abroad, and facio, to make.]To ...
||FORFEITABLE, a. Liable to be forfeited; subject to forfeiture.For the future, uses shall be ...
||FOR'FEITED, pp. Lost or alienated by an offense, crime or breach of condition.
||FOR'FEITING, ppr. Alienating or losing, as a right by an offense, crime or breach of condition.
||FOR'FEITURE, n. 1. The act of forfeiting; the losing of some right, privilege, estate, honor, ...