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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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21096 f F, the sixth letter of the English Alphabet., is a labial articulation, formed by placing the upper ...
21097 fabaceous FABACEOUS, a. [Low L., a bean.] Having the nature of a bean; like a bean. [Little used.]
21098 fabian FABIAN, a. Delaying; dilatory; avoiding battle, in imitation of Q. Fabius Maximus, a Roman general ...
21099 fable FABLE, n. [L., Gr. The radical sense is that which is spoken or told.]1. A feigned story or tale, ...
21100 fabled FABLED, pp. 1. Feigned; invented, as stories.2. a. Told or celebrated in fables.Hail, fabled ...
21101 fabler FABLER, n. A writer of fables or fictions; a dealer in feigned stories.
21102 fabling FABLING, ppr. Feigning; devising, as stories; writing or uttering false stories.
21103 fabric FABRIC, n. [L., a frame, a workman.]1. The structure of any thing; the manner in which the parts of ...
21104 fabricate FABRICATE, v.t. [L., to frame, supra.]1. To frame; to build; to construct; to form a whole by ...
21105 fabricated FABRICATED, pp. Framed; constructed; built; manufactured; invented; devised falsely; forged.
21106 fabricating FABRICATING, ppr. Framing; constructing; manufacturing; devising falsely; forging.
21107 fabrication FABRICATION, n. 1. The act of framing or constructing construction; as the fabrication of a bridge ...
21108 fabricator FABRICATOR, n. One that constructs or makes.
21109 fabrile FABRILE, a. [L.] Pertaining to handicrafts. [Not used.]
21110 fabulist FABULIST, n. [from fable.] The inventor or writer of fables.
21111 fabulize FABULIZE, v.t. To invent, compose or relate fables.
21112 fabulosity FABULOSITY, n. Fabulousness; fullness of fables. [Little used.]
21113 fabulous FABULOUS, a. 1. Feigned, as a story; devised; fictitious; as a fabulous story; a fabulous ...
21114 fabulously FABULOUSLY, adv. In a fable or fiction; in a fabulous manner.
21115 fabulousness FABULOUSNESS, n. The quality of being fabulous or feigned.
21116 facade FACADE, n. Front.
21117 face FACE, n. [L., to make.] 1. In a general sense, the surface of a thing, or the side which presents ...
21118 facecloth FA'CECLOTH, n. [face and cloth.] A cloth laid over the face of a corpse.
21119 faced FA'CED, pp. Covered in front. In composition, denoting the kind of face; as full-faced.
21120 faceless FA'CELESS, a. Without a face.
21121 facepainter FA'CEPAINTER, n. A painter of portraits; one who draws the likeness of the face.
21122 facepainting FA'CEPAINTING, n. The act or art of painting portraits.
21123 facet FAC'ET, n.A little face; a small surface; as the facets of a diamond.
21124 facete FACE'TE, a. [L. facetus.] Gay; cheerful. [Not in use.]
21125 faceteness FACE'TENESS, n. Wit; pleasant representation. [Not used.]
21126 facetious FACE'TIOUS, a. [L. facetus; facetia, or plu.]1. Merry; sportive; jocular; sprightly with wit and ...
21127 facetiously FACE'TIOUSLY, adv. Merrily; gaily; wittily; with pleasantry.
21128 facetiousness FACE'TIOUSNESS, n. Sportive humor; pleasantry; the quality of exciting laughter or good humor.
21129 facial FA'CIAL, a. [L. facies, face.] Pertaining to the face; as the facial artery, vein or nerve.Facial ...
21130 facile FAC'ILE, a. [L. facilis, from facio, to make.]1. Properly, easy to be done or performed; easy; ...
21131 facilely FAC'ILELY, adv. Easily. [Little used.]
21132 facileness FAC'ILENESS, n. Easiness to be persuaded.
21133 facilitate FACIL'ITATE, v.t. [L. facilitas, from facilis, easy.]To make easy or less difficult; to free from ...
21134 facilitated FACIL'ITATED, pp. Made easy or easier.
21135 facilitating FACIL'ITATING, ppr. Rendering easy or easier.
21136 facilitation FACILITA'TION, n. The act of making easy.
21137 facilities FACIL'ITIES, n. plu. The means by which the performance of anything is rendered easy; convenient ...
21138 facility FACIL'ITY, n. [L. facilitas, from facilis, easy.]1. Easiness to be performed; freedom from ...
21139 facing FA'CING, ppr. [from face.] 1. Fronting; having the face towards; opposite.2. Covering the fore ...
21140 facinorous FACIN'OROUS, a. [L. facinus.] Atrociously wicked. [Little used.]
21141 facinorousness FACIN'OROUSNESS, n. Extreme or astrocious wickedness.
21142 facsimile FACSIM'ILE, n. [L. facio, to make, and similis, like. See Simile.]An exact copy or likeness, as ...
21143 fact FACT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to make or do.]1. Any thing done, or that comes to pass; an act; ...
21144 faction FAC'TION, n. [L. factio, from facio, to make or do.]1. A party, in political society, combined or ...
21145 factionary FAC'TIONARY, n. A party man; one of a faction. [Little used.]
21146 factioner FAC'TIONER, n. One of a faction. [Not in use.]
21147 factionist FAC'TIONIST, n. One who promotes faction.
21148 factious FAC'TIOUS, a. [L. factiosus.]1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, ...
21149 factiously FAC'TIOUSLY, adv. In a factious manner; by means of faction; in a turbulent or disorderly manner.
21150 factiousness FAC'TIOUSNESS, n. Inclination to form parties in opposition to the government, or to the public ...
21151 factitious FACTI'TIOUS, a. [L. factitius, from facio.]Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by ...
21152 factive FAC'TIVE, a. Making; having power to make. [Not used.]
21153 factor FAC'TOR, n. [L. factor; facio.]1. In commerce, an agent employed by merchants, residing in other ...
21154 factorage FAC'TORAGE, n. the allowance given to a factor by his employer, as a compensation for his ...
21155 factorship FAC'TORSHIP, n. a factory; or the business of a factor.
21156 factory FAC'TORY, n.1. A house or place where factors reside, to transact business for their employers. ...
21157 factotum FACTO'TUM, n. [L. do every thing.] a servant employed to do all kinds of work.
21158 facture FAC'TURE, n. The art or manner of making.
21159 faculty FAC'ULTY, n. [L. facultas, from facio, to make.]1. That power of the mind or intellect which ...
21160 facund FAC'UND, a. [L. facundus, supposed to be from the root of for, fari, to speak. If so the original ...
21161 facundity FACUND'ITY, n. [L. facunditas.] Eloquence; readiness of speech.
21162 faddle FAD'DLE, v.i. To trifle; to toy; to play. [A low word.]
21163 fade FADE, a. Weak; slight; faint. [Not in use.]FADE, v.i.1. To lose color; to tend from a stronger ...
21164 faded FA'DED, pp. Become less vivid, as color; withered; decayed; vanished.
21165 fadge FADGE, v.i. [L. pango, pegi, pepegi, figo; Gr.]1. To suit; to fit; to come close, as the parts ...
21166 fading FA'DING, ppr. [See Fade.]1. Losing color; becoming less vivid; decaying; declining; withering.2. ...
21167 fadingness FA'DINGNESS, n. Decay; liableness to decay.
21168 fady FA'DY, a. Wearing away; losing color or strength.
21169 faecal FAECAL, a. [See Fecal.]
21170 faeces FAE'CES, n. [L.] Excrement; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.
21171 faffel FAF'FEL, v.i. To stammer. [Not in use.]
21172 fag FAG, v.t. To beat. [Not in use.]FAG, n. A slave; one who works hard. [Not in use.]FAG, v.i. ...
21173 fagend FAGEND', n. [fag and end. See Fag, v.i. supra.]1. The end of a web of cloth, generally of ...
21174 fagot FAG'OT, n. [Gr. See Fadge. The sense is a bundle or collection, like pack.]1. A bundle of ...
21175 fahlerz F'AHLERZ, n. Gray copper, or gray copper ore, called by Jameson tetrahedral copper pyrite. This ...
21176 fahlunite F'AHLUNITE, n.Automalite, a subspecies of octahedral corundum.
21177 fail FAIL, v.i. [L. fallo; Gr. whence; Eng. felony. It seems to be allied to fall, fallow, pale, and ...
21178 failance FA'ILANCE, n. fault; failure. Obs.
21179 failing FA'ILING, ppr. Becoming deficient or insufficient; becoming weaker; decaying; declining; omitting; ...
21180 failure FA'ILURE, n. fa'ilyur.1. A failing; deficience; cessation of supply, or total defect; as the ...
21181 fain FAIN, a.1. Glad; pleased; rejoiced. but the appropriate sense of the word is, glad or pleased to ...
21182 faining FA'INING, ppr. wishing; desiring fondly. In his faining eye.
21183 faint FAINT, a. [L. vanus, whence to vanish. Eng. to wane.]1. weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, to ...
21184 fainthearted FAINTHEARTED, a. Cowardly; timorous; dejected; easily depressed, or yielding to fear.Fear not, ...
21185 faintheartedly FAINTHEARTEDLY, adv. In a cowardly manner.
21186 faintheartedness FAINTHEARTEDNESS, n. Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.
21187 fainting FA'INTING, ppr. Falling into a swoon; failing; losing strength or courage; becoming feeble or ...
21188 faintish FA'INTISH, a. Slightly faint.
21189 faintishness FA'INTISHNESS, n. A slight degree of faintness.
21190 faintling FA'INTLING, a. Timorous; feeble-minded. [Not used.]
21191 faintly FA'INTLY, adv.1. In a feeble, languid manner; without vigor or activity; as, to attack or defend ...
21192 faintness FA'INTNESS, n.1. The state of being faint; loss of strength, color and respiration.2. Feebleness; ...
21193 faints FAINTS, n. plu. the gross fetid oil remaining after distillation, or a weak spirituous liquor ...
21194 fainty FA'INTY, a. weak; feeble; languid.
21196 fair-hand FA'IR-HAND a. Having a fair appearance.
21197 fair-spoken FA'IR-SPOKEN, a. Using fair speech; bland; civil; courteous; plausible.Arius, a fair-spoken man.
21195 fair FAIR, a.1. Clear; free from spots; free from a dark hue; white; as a fair skin; a fair complexion. ...
21198 fairing FA'IRING, n. A present given at a fair.
21199 fairly FA'IRLY, adv.1. Beautifully; handsomely. [Little used.]2. Commodiously; conveniently; as a town ...
21200 fairness FA'IRNESS, n. 1. Clearness; freedom from spots or blemishes; whiteness; as the fairness of skin or ...
21201 fairy FA'IRY, n. [The origin of this word is not obvious, and the radical letters are uncertain. the ...
21202 fairylike FA'IRYLIKE, a. Imitating the manner of fairies.
21203 fairystone FA'IRYSTONE, n. A stone found in gravel pits.The fossil echinite, abundant in chalk pits.
21205 faith-breach FA'ITH-BREACH, n. Breach of fidelity; disloyalty; perfidy.
21204 faith FAITH, n. [L. fides, fido, to trust; Gr. to persuade, to draw towards any thing, to conciliate; to ...
21206 faithed FA'ITHED, a. Honest; sincere. [Not used.]
21207 faithful FA'ITHFUL, a.1. Firm in adherence to the truth and to the duties of religion.Be thou faithful unto ...
21208 faithfully FA'ITHFULLY, adv. 1. In a faithful manner; with good faith.2. With strict adherence to allegiance ...
21209 faithfulness FA'ITHFULNESS, n. 1. Fidelity; loyalty; firm adherence to allegiance and duty; as the ...
21210 faithless FA'ITHLESS, a.1. Without belief in the revealed truths of religion; unbelieving.O faithless ...
21211 faithlessness FA'ITHLESSNESS, n.1. Unbelief, as to revealed religion.2. Perfidy; treachery; disloyalty; as in ...
21212 faitour FA'ITOUR, n. [L. factor.] An evildoer; a scoundrel; a mean fellow. Obs.
21213 fake FAKE, n.One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn.
21214 fakir F'AKIR,
21215 falcade FALCA'DE, n. [L. falx, a sickle or sythe.]A horse is said to make a falcade, when he throws ...
21216 falcate FALC'ATE,
21217 falcated FALC'ATED, a. [L. falcatus, from faix, a sickly, sythe or reaping hook.]Hooked; bent like a sickle ...
21218 falcation FALCA'TION, n. Crookedness; a bending in the form of a sickle.
21219 falchion FAL'CHION, n. fal'chun. a is pronounced as in fall. [L. falx, a reaping hook.]A short crooked ...
21220 falciform FAL'CIFORM a. [L. falx, a reaping hook, and form.]In the shape of a sickle; resembling a reaping ...
21221 falcon FAL'CON, n. Sometimes pron. fawcon. [L. falco, a hawk. The falcon is probably so named from its ...
21222 falconer FAL'CONER, n. A person who breeds and trains hawks for taking wild fowls; one who follows the ...
21223 falconet FAL'CONET, n. A small cannon or piece of ordinance, whose diameter at the bore is four inches and ...
21224 falconry FAL'CONRY, n. [L. falco, a hawk.]1. The art of training hawks to the exercise of hawking.2. The ...
21225 faldage FALD'AGE, n. a as in all. [Low L. faldagium.]In England, a privilege which anciently several lords ...
21226 faldfee FALD'FEE, n. A fee or composition paid anciently by tenants for the privilege of faldage.
21227 falding FALD'ING, n. A kind of course cloth. Obs.
21228 faldstool FALD'STOOL, n. [fald or fold and stool.]1. A kind of stool placed at the south side of the altar, ...
21229 fall FALL, v.i. pret. fell; pp. fallen. [L. fallo, to fail, to deceive, Gr.; Heb. to fall. Fail ...
21230 fallacious FALLA'CIOUS, a. [L. fallax, from fallo, to deceive. See Fail.]1. Deceptive; deceiving; ...
21231 fallaciously FALLA'CIOUSLY, adv. In a fallacious manner; deceitfully; sophistical; with purpose or in a manner ...
21232 fallaciousness FALLA'CIOUSNESS, n. Tendency to deceive or mislead; inconclusiveness; as the fallaciousness of an ...
21233 fallacy FAL'LACY, n. [L. fallacia.] 1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads ...
21234 fallen FALL'EN, pp. or a. Dropped; descended; degraded; decreased; ruined.
21235 fallency FAL'LENCY, n. Mistake. Obs.
21236 faller FALL'ER, n. One that falls.
21237 fallibility FALLIBIL'ITY, n. [See Fallible.]1. Liableness to deceive; the quality of being fallible; ...
21238 fallible FAL'LIBLE, a. [L. fallo, to deceive.]1. Liable to fail or mistake; that may err or be deceived in ...
21240 falling-sickness FALL'ING-SICKNESS, n. The epilepsy; a disease in which the patient suddenly loses his senses and ...
21241 falling-star FALL'ING-STAR, n. A luminous meteor, suddenly appearing and darting through the air.
21242 falling-stone FALL'ING-STONE, n. A stone falling from the atmosphere; a meteorite; an aerolite.
21239 falling FALL'ING, ppr. Descending; dropping; disemboguing; apostatizing; declining; decreasing; sinking; ...
21243 fallingin FALL'INGIN, n. An indenting or hollow; opposed to rising or prominence.Falling away, ...
21245 fallow-crop FAL'LOW-CROP, n. The crop taken from fallowed ground.
21246 fallow-finch FAL'LOW-FINCH, n. A small bird, the oenanthe or wheat-ear.
21244 fallow FAL'LOW, a. [L. fulvus; qu. helvus, for felvus. This word may be from the root of fail, fallo; so ...
21247 fallowed FAL'LOWED, pp. Plowed and harrowed for a season, without being sown.
21248 fallowing FAL'LOWING, ppr. Plowing and harrowing land without sowing it.FAL'LOWING, n. The operation of ...
21249 fallowist FAL'LOWIST, n. One who favors the practice of fallowing land.On this subject, a controversy has ...
21250 fallowness FAL'LOWNESS, n. A fallow state; barrenness; exemption from bearing fruit.
21251 falsary FALS'ARY, n. [See False.] A falsifier of evidence. [Not in use.]
21253 false-heart FALSE-HEART,
21254 false-hearted FALSE-HEARTED, a. Hollow; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious. [The former is not used.]
21255 false-heartedness FALSE-HEARTEDNESS, n. Perfidiousness; treachery.
21252 false FALSE, a. [L. falsus, from fallo, to deceive. See Fall and Fail.]1. Not true; not conformable to ...
21256 falsehood FALSEHOOD, n. fols'hood. [false and hood.]1. Contrariety or inconformity to fact or truth; as ...
21257 falsely FALSELY, adv. fols'ly.1. In a manner contrary to truth and fact; not truly; as, to speak or swear ...
21258 falseness FALSENESS, n. fols'ness.1. Want of integrity and veracity, either in principle or in act; as the ...
21259 falser FALS'ER, n. A deceiver.
21260 falsetto FALSET'TO, n. A feigned voice.
21261 falsifiable FALS'IFIABLE, a. [from falsify.] That may be falsified, counterfeited or corrupted.
21262 falsification FALSIFICA'TION, n. 1. The act of making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an ...
21263 falsificator FALSIFICA'TOR, n. A falsifier.
21264 falsified FALS'IFIED, pp. Counterfeited.
21265 falsifier FALS'IFIER, n.1. One who counterfeits, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; or one who ...
21266 falsify FALS'IFY, v.t.1. To counterfeit; to forge; to make something false, or in imitation of that which ...
21267 falsifying FALS'IFYING, ppr. Counterfeiting; forging; lying; proving to be false; violating.
21268 falsity FALS'ITY, n. [L. falsitas.] 1. Contrariety or inconformity to truth; the quality of being ...
21269 falter FAL'TER, v.i. [L. fallo, the primary sense of which is to fall short, or to err, to miss, to ...
21270 faltering FAL'TERING, ppr. Hesitating; speaking with a feeble, broken, trembling utterance; ...
21271 falteringly FAL'TERINGLY, adv. With hesitation; with a trembling, broken voice; with difficulty or feebleness.
21273 fame-giving FA'ME-GIVING, a. Bestowing fame.
21272 fame FAME, n. [L. fama; Gr. from to speak.]1. Public report or rumor.The fame thereof was heard in ...
21274 famed FA'MED, a. Much talked of; renowned; celebrated; distinguished and exalted by favorable reports. ...
21275 fameless FA'MELESS, a. Without renown.
21276 familiar FAMIL'IAR, a. famil'yar. [L. familiaris, familia, family, which see.]1. Pertaining to a family; ...
21277 familiarity FAMILIAR'ITY, n.1. Intimate and frequent converse, or association in company. The gentlemen lived ...
21278 familiarize FAMIL'IARIZE, v.t.1. To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known, ...
21279 familiarized FAMIL'IARIZED, pp. Accustomed; habituated; made easy by practice, custom or use.
21280 familiarizing FAMIL'IARIZING, ppr. Accustoming; rendering easy by practice, custom or use.
21281 familiarly FAMIL'IARLY, adv.1. In a familiar manner; unceremoniously; without constraint; without ...
21282 familism FAM'ILISM, n. The tenets of the familists.
21283 familist FAM'ILIST, n. [from family.] One of the religious sect called the family of love.
21284 family FAM'ILY, n. [L. familia.]1. The collective body of persons who live in one house and under one ...
21285 famine FAM'INE, n. [L. fames.]1. Scarcity of food; dearth; a general want of provisions sufficient for ...
21286 famish FAM'ISH, v.t. [L. fames.]1. To starve; to kill or destroy with hunger.2. To exhaust the strength ...
21287 famished FAM'ISHED, pp. Starved; exhausted by want of sustenance.
21288 famishing FAM'ISHING, ppr. Starving; killing; perishing by want of food.
21289 famishment FAM'ISHMENT, n. The pain of extreme hunger or thirst; extreme want of sustenance.
21290 famous FA'MOUS, a. [L. famosus. See Fame.]1. Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; much talked ...
21291 famoused FA'MOUSED, a. Renowned. [An ill formed word.]
21292 famously FA'MOUSLY, adv. With great renown or celebration.Then this land was famously enriched with politic ...
21293 famousness FA'MOUSNESS, n. Renown; great fame; celebrity.
21295 fan-light FAN-LIGHT, n. A window in form of an open fan.
21294 fan FAN, n. [L. vannus.]1. An instrument used by ladies to agitate the air and cool the face in warm ...
21296 fanatic FANAT'IC,
21297 fanatical FANAT'ICAL, a. [L. fanaticus, phanaticus.]Wild and extravagant in opinions, particularly in ...
21298 fanatically FANAT'ICALLY, adv. With wild enthusiasm.
21299 fanaticalness FANAT'ICALNESS, n. Fanaticism.
21300 fanaticism FANAT'ICISM, n. Excessive enthusiasm; wild and extravagant notions of religion; religious frenzy.
21301 fanaticize FANAT'ICIZE, v.t. To make fanatic.
21302 fancied FAN'CIED, pp. [See Fancy.] Imagined; conceived; liked.
21303 fanciful FAN'CIFUL, a. [See Fancy.]1. Guided by the imagination, rather than by reason and experience; ...
21304 fancifully FAN'CIFULLY, adv. 1. In a fanciful manner; wildly; whimsically.2. According to fancy.
21305 fancifulness FAN'CIFULNESS, n. 1. The quality of being fanciful, or influenced by the imagination, rather than ...
21306 fancy FAN'CY, n. [contracted from fantasy, L. phantasia. Gr. from to cause to appear, to seem, to ...
21307 fancyframed FAN'CYFRAMED, a. Created by the fancy.
21308 fancyfree FAN'CYFREE, a. Free from the power of love.
21309 fancying FAN'CYING, ppr. Imagining; conceiving; liking.
21310 fancymonger FAN'CYMONGER, n. One who deals in tricks of imagination.
21311 fancysick FAN'CYSICK, a. One whose imagination is unsound, or whose distemper is in his own mind.
21312 fand FAND, old pret. of find. Obs.
21313 fandango FANDAN'GO, n. A lively dance.
21314 fane FANE, n. [L. fanum.] a temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church; used in poetry.From men ...
21315 fanfare FAN'FARE, n. A coming into the lists with sound of trumpets; a flourish of trumpets.
21316 fanfaron FAN'FARON, n. A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster; a vain pretender.
21317 fanfaronade FANFARONA'DE, n. A swaggering; vain boasting; ostentation; a bluster.
21318 fang FANG, v.t. [See Finger.]To catch; to seize; to lay hold; to gripe; to clutch. Obs.FANG, n.1. The ...
21319 fanged FANG'ED, a. Furnished with fangs, tusks, or something long and pointed; as a fanged adder.Chariots ...
21320 fangle FAN'GLE, n. fang'gl.A new attempt; a trifling scheme. [Not used.]
21321 fangled FAN'GLED, a. Properly, begun, new made; hence, gaudy; showy; vainly decorated. [Seldom used, ...
21322 fangless FANG'LESS, a. Having no fangs or tusks; toothless; as a fangless lion.
21323 fangot FAN'GOT, n. A quantity of wares, as raw silk, &c., from one to two hundred weight and three ...
21324 fanion FAN'ION, n. fan'yon. [L. pannus.]In armies, a small flag carried with the baggage.
21325 fanned FAN'NED, pp. Blown with a fan; winnowed; ventilated.
21326 fannel FAN'NEL,
21327 fanner FAN'NER, n. One who fans.
21328 fanning FAN'NING, ppr. Blowing; ventilating.
21329 fanon FAN'ON, n. A sort of ornament like a scarf, worn about the left arm of a mass-priest, when he ...
21330 fantasied FAN'TASIED, a. [from fantasy, fancy.] Filled with fancies or imaginations; whimsical. [Not ...
21331 fantasm FAN'TASM, n. [Gr. from to appear. Usually written phantasm.]That which appears to the ...
21332 fantastic FANTAS'TIC,
21333 fantastical FANTAS'TICAL, a. [Gr. vision, fancy, from to appear.]1. Fanciful; produced or existing only in ...
21334 fantastically FANTAS'TICALLY, adv.1. By the power of imagination.2. In a fantastic manner; capriciously; ...
21335 fantasticalness FANTAS'TICALNESS, n. Compliance with fancy; humorousness; whimsicalness; unreasonableness; ...
21336 fantasy FAN'TASY, n. Now written fancy, which see.Is not this something more than fantasy?
21337 fantom FAN'TOM, n. [L. phantasma, from the Greek. See Fancy.]Something that appears to the imagination; ...
21338 fap FAP, a. Fuddled. [Not in use.]
21339 faquir FAQUIR, [See Fakir.]
21341 far-about FAR-ABOUT', n. A going out of the way. [Not in use.]
21342 far-famed F'AR-FAMED, a. Widely celebrated.
21343 far-fetch F'AR-FETCH, n. A deep laid stratagem. [Little used.]
21344 far-fetched F'AR-FETCHED, a.1. Brought from a remote place.Whose pains have earned the far-fetched spoil.2. ...
21345 far-piercing FAR-PIER'CING, a. Striking or penetrating a great way; as a far-piercing eye.
21346 far-shooting FAR-SHOOT'ING, a. Shooting to a great distance.Great love, he said, and the far-shooting god.
21340 far F'AR, a. [L. porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.]1. Distant, ...
21347 farce F'ARCE, v.t. [L. farcio.]1. To stuff; to fill with mingled ingredients. [Little used.]The first ...
21348 farcical F'ARCICAL, a. 1. Belonging to a farce; appropriated to farce.They deny the characters to be ...
21349 farcically F'ARCICALLY, adv. In a manner suited to farce; hence, ludicrously.
21350 farcilite F'ARCILITE, n. [from farce.] Pudding-stone. The calcarious farcilite, called amenla, is formed ...
21351 farcin F'ARCIN,
21352 farcing F'ARCING, n. Stuffing composed of mixed ingredients.
21353 farctate F'ARCTATE, a. [L. farctus, stuffed, from farcio.]In botany, stuffed; crammed, or full; without ...
21354 farcy F'ARCY, n. A disease of horses, sometimes of oxen, of the nature of a scabies or mange.
21355 fard F'ARD, v.t. To paint. [Not used.]
21356 fardel F'ARDEL, n. [Probably from the root of L. fero, to bear, or of farcio, to stuff.] A bundle or ...
21357 fare FARE, v.i. [This word may be connected in origin with the Heb. to go, to pass.]1. To go; to pass; ...
21358 farewell FA'REWELL, a compound of fare, in the imperative, and well. Go well; originally applied to a ...
21359 farin FAR'IN,
21360 farina FARI'NA, n. [L. farina, meal.]1. In botany, the pollen, fine dust or powder, contained in the ...
21361 farinaceous FARINA'CEOUS, a. [from L. farina, meal.]1. Consisting or made of meal or flour; as a farinaceous ...
21363 farm-office F'ARM-OFFICE, n. Farm-offices, are the out buildings pertaining to a farm.
21362 farm F'ARM, n. 1. A tract of land leased on rent reserved; ground let to a tenant on condition of his ...
21364 farmable F'ARMABLE, a. That may be farmed.
21365 farmed F'ARMED, pp. Leased on rent; let out at a certain rate or price.
21366 farmer F'ARMER, n.1. In Great Britain, a tenant; a lessee; one who hires and cultivates a farm; a ...
21367 farmhouse F'ARMHOUSE, n. A house attached to a farm, and for the residence of a farmer.
21368 farming F'ARMING, ppr. 1. Letting or leasing land on rent reserved, or duties and imposts at a certain ...
21369 farmost F'ARMOST, a. [far and most.] Most distant or remote.
21370 farmyard F'ARMYARD, n. The yard or inclosure attached to a barn; or the inclosure surrounded by the farm ...
21371 farness F'ARNESS, n. [from far.] Distance; remoteness.
21372 farraginous FARRAG'INOUS, a. [L. farrago, a mixture, from far, meal.]Formed of various materials; mixed; as a ...
21373 farrago FARRA'GO, n. [L. from far, meal.] A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a ...
21374 farreation FARREATION. [See Confarreation.]
21375 farrier FAR'RIER, n. [L. ferrarius, from ferrum, iron.]1. A shoer of horses; a smith who shoes horses.2. ...
21376 farriery FAR'RIERY, n. The art of preventing, curing or mitigating the diseases of horses.
21377 farrow FAR'ROW, n. A litter of pigs.FAR'ROW, v.t. To bring forth pigs. [Used of swine only.]FAR'ROW, ...
21378 farther F'ARTHER, a. comp.1. More remote; more distant than something else.Let me add a farther truth.2. ...
21379 fartherance F'ARTHERANCE, n. A helping forward; promotion. [Not used.]
21380 farthermore F'ARTHERMORE, adv. Besides; moreover. [Little used.]
21381 farthest F'ARTHEST, a. superl. [See Furthest.]Most distant or remote; as the farthest degree.F'ARTHEST, ...
21382 farthing F'ARTHING, n.1. The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being the fourth of a ...
21383 farthingale F'ARTHINGALE, n. [This is a compound word, but it is not easy to analyze it.]A hoop petticoat; or ...
21384 farthingsworth F'ARTHINGSWORTH, n. As much as is sold for a farthing.
21385 fasces FAS'CES, n. plu. [L. fascis.]In Roman antiquity, an ax tied with a bundle of rods, and borne ...
21386 fascia FAS'CIA, n. fash'ia. [L. a band or sash.]1. A band, sash or fillet. In architecture, any flat ...
21387 fascial FAS'CIAL, a fash'ial. Belonging to the fasces.
21388 fasciated FAS'CIATED, a. fash'iated. Bound with a fillet, sash or bandage.
21389 fasciation FASCIA'TION, n. fashia'tion. The act or manner of binding up diseased parts; bandage.
21390 fascicle FAS'CICLE, n. [L. fasciculus, from fascis, a bundle.]In botany, a bundle, or little bundle; a ...
21391 fascicled FAS'CICLED, a. [from fasciculus, supra.]Growing in bundles or bunches from the same point, as the ...
21392 fascicular FASCIC'ULAR, a. [L. fascicularis.] United in a bundle; as a fascicular root, a root of the ...
21393 fascicularly FASCIC'ULARLY, adv. In the form of bundles.
21394 fasciculate FASCIC'ULATE,
21395 fasciculated FASCIC'ULATED,
21396 fasciculite FASCIC'ULITE, n. [supra.] A variety of fibrous hornblend, of a fascicular structure.
21397 fascinate FAS'CINATE, v.t. [L. fascino; Gr.]1. To bewitch; to enchant; to operate on by some powerful or ...
21398 fascinated FAS'CINATED, pp. Bewitched; enchanted; charmed.
21399 fascinating FAS'CINATING, ppr. Bewitching; enchanting; charming; captivating.
21400 fascination FASCINA'TION, n. The act of bewitching or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; a powerful or ...
21401 fascine FAS'CINE, n. [L. fascis, a bundle.] In fortification, a fagot, a bundle of rods or small sticks ...
21402 fascinous FAS'CINOUS, a. Caused or acting by witchcraft. [Not used.]
21404 fashion-monger FASH'ION-MONGER, n. One who studies the fashion; a fop.Fashion-pieces, in ships, the hindmost ...
21403 fashion FASH'ION, n. fash'on. [L. facio, facies.]1. The make or form of any thing; the state of any ...
21405 fashionable FASH'IONABLE, a.1. Made according to the prevailing form or mode; as a fashionable dress.2. ...
21406 fashionableness FASH'IONABLENESS, n. The state of being fashionable; modish elegance; such appearance as is ...
21407 fashionably FASH'IONABLY, adv. In a manner according to fashion, custom or prevailing practice; with modish ...
21408 fashioned FASH'IONED, pp. Made; formed; shaped; fitted; adapted.
21409 fashioner FASH'IONER, n. One who forms or gives shape to.
21410 fashioning FASH'IONING, ppr. Forming; giving shape to; fitting; adapting.
21411 fassaite FAS'SAITE, n. A mineral, a variety of augite, found in the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.
21413 fast-day F'AST-DAY, n. The day on which fasting is observed.
21414 fast-handed F'AST-HANDED, a. Closehanded; covetous; closefisted; avaricious.
21412 fast F'AST, a. 1. Literally, set, stopped, fixed, or pressed close. Hence, close; tight; as, make ...
21415 fasten F'ASTEN, v.t. f'asn.1. To fix firmly; to make fast or close; as, to fasten a chain to the feet, ...
21416 fastened F'ASTENED, pp. Made firm or fast; fixed firmly; impressed.
21417 fastener F'ASTENER, n. One that makes fast or firm.
21418 fastening F'ASTENING, ppr. Making fast.F'ASTENING, n. Any thing that binds and makes fast; or that which is ...
21419 faster F'ASTER, n. One who abstains from food.
21420 fastidiosity FASTIDIOS'ITY, n. Fastidiousness. [Not used.]
21421 fastidious FASTID'IOUS, a. [L. fastidiousus, from fastidio, to disdain from fastus, haughtiness. See Heb.]1. ...
21422 fastidiously FASTID'IOUSLY, adv. Disdainfully; squeamishly; contemptuously. they look fastidiously and speak ...
21423 fastidiousness FASTID'IOUSNESS, n. Disdainfulness; contemptuousness; squeamishness of mind, taste or appetite.
21424 fastigiate FASTIG'IATE,
21425 fastigiated FASTIG'IATED, a. [L. fastigiatus, pointed, from fastigio, to point, fastigium, a top or peak.]1. ...
21427 fasting-day F'ASTING-DAY, n. A day of fasting; a fast-day; a day of religious mortification and humiliation.
21426 fasting F'ASTING, ppr. Abstaining from food.F'ASTING, n. The act of abstaining from food.
21428 fastness F'ASTNESS, n.1. The state of being fast and firm; firm adherence.2. Strength; security.The places ...
21429 fastuous FAS'TUOUS, a. [L. fastuosus, from fastus, haughtiness.]Proud; haughty; disdainful.
21430 fat FAT, a. 1. Fleshy; plump; corpulent; abounding with an oily concrete substance, as an animal ...
21431 fatal FA'TAL, a. [L. fatalis. See Fate.] 1. Proceeding from fate or destiny; necessary; ...
21432 fatalism FA'TALISM, n. The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by ...
21433 fatalist FA'TALIST, n. One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.
21434 fatality FATAL'ITY, n.1. A fixed unalterable course of things, independent of God or any controlling cause; ...
21435 fatally FA'TALLY, adv. 1. By a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable necessity or determination.2. ...
21436 fatalness FA'TALNESS, n. Invincible necessity.
21437 fatbrained FAT'BRAINED, a. Dull of apprehension.
21438 fate FATE, n. [L. fatum, from for, fari, to speak, whence fatus.]1. Primarily, a decree or word ...
21439 fated FA'TED, a.1. Decreed by fate; doomed; destined. He was fated to rule over a factious people.2. ...
21440 fateful FA'TEFUL, a. Bearing fatal power; producing fatal events.The fateful steel.
21441 fates FATES, n. plu. In mythology, the destinies or parcae; goddesses supposed to preside over the birth ...
21443 father-in-law F'ATHER-IN-LAW, n. The father of one's husband or wife; and a man who marries a woman who has ...
21442 father F'ATHER, n. [L. pater. The primary sense is obvious.]1. He who begets a child; in L. genitor or ...
21444 fathered F'ATHERED, pp.1. Adopted; taken as one's own; ascribed to one as the author.2. Having had a ...
21445 fatherhood F'ATHERHOOD, n. The state of being a father, or the character or authority of a father.We might ...
21446 fathering F'ATHERING, ppr. Adopting; taking or acknowledging as one's own; ascribing to the father or ...
21447 fatherlasher F'ATHERLASHER, n. A fish of the genus Cottus or bull-head, called scorpius or scolping. The head ...
21448 fatherless F'ATHERLESS, a.1. Destitute of a living father; as a fatherless child.3. Without a known author.
21449 fatherlessness F'ATHERLESSNESS, n. The state of being without a father.
21450 fatherliness F'ATHERLINESS, n. [See Fatherly.] The qualities of a father; parental kindness, care and ...
21451 fatherly F'ATHERLY, a. [father and like.] 1. Like a father in affection and care; tender; paternal; ...
21452 fathom FATH'OM, n. 1. A measure of length containing six feet, the space to which a man may extend his ...
21453 fathomed FATH'OMED, pp. Encompassed with the arms; reached; comprehended.
21454 fathomer FATH'OMER, n. One who fathoms.
21455 fathoming FATH'OMING, ppr. Encompassing with the arms; reaching; comprehending; sounding; penetrating.
21456 fathomless FATH'OMLESS, a. 1. That of which no bottom can be found; bottomless.2. That cannot be embraced, ...
21457 fatidical FATID'ICAL, a. [L. fatidicus; fatum and dico.] Having power to foretell future events; prophetic.
21458 fatiferous FATIF'EROUS, a. [L. fatifer; futum and fero. Deadly; mortal, destructive.
21459 fatigable FAT'IGABLE, a. [See Fatigue.] That may be wearied; easily tired.
21460 fatigate FAT'IGATE, v.t. [L. fatigo.] To weary; to tire. [Little used.]FAT'IGATE, a. Wearied; tired. ...
21461 fatigation FATIGA'TION n. Weariness
21462 fatigue FATIGUE, n. fatee'g. [L. fatigo. it seems to be allied to fatisco; if so, the sense is a ...
21463 fatigued FATIGUED, pp. fatee'ged. Wearied; tired; harassed.
21464 fatiguing FATIGUING, ppr. fatee'ging. 1. Tiring; wearying; harassing.2. a. Inducing weariness or ...
21465 fatiscence FATIS'CENCE, n. [L. fatisco, to open, to gape. A gaping or opining; a state of being chinky.
21466 fatkidneyed FATKID'NEYED, n. [fat and kidney.] Fat; gross; a word used in contempt.
21467 fatling FAT'LING, n. [from fat.] A lamb, kid or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; ...
21468 fatly FAT'LY, adv. Grossly; greasily.
21469 fatner FAT'NER, n. That which fattens; that which gives fatness or richness and fertility.
21470 fatness FAT'NESS, n. [from fat.]1. The quality of being fat, plump, or full fed; corpulency; fullness of ...
21471 fatten FAT'TEN, v.t. fat'n. 1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy, or plump with fat.2. ...
21472 fattened FAT'TENED, pp. fat'nd. Made fat, plump or fleshy.
21473 fattener FAT'TENER, n. [See Fatner.]
21474 fattening FAT'TENING, ppr. fat'ning. Making fat; growing fat; making or growing rich and fruitful.
21475 fattiness FAT'TINESS, n. [from fatty.] The state of being fat; grossness; greasiness.
21476 fattish FAT'TISH, a. Somewhat fat.
21477 fatty FAT'TY, a. Having the qualities of fat; greasy; as a fatty substance.
21478 fatuity FATU'ITY, n. [L. fatuitas.] Weakness or imbecility of mind; feebleness of intellect; foolishness.
21479 fatuous FAT'UOUS, a. [L. fatuus.]1. Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish.2. Impotent; without ...
21480 fatwitted FAT'WITTED, a. [fat and wit.] Heavy; dull; stupid.
21481 faucet FAU'CET, n. A pipe to be inserted in a cask for drawing liquor, and stopped with a peg or spigot. ...
21482 fauchion FAUCHION. [See Falchion.]
21483 faufel FAU'FEL, n. [said to be Sanscrit.] The fruit of a species of the palm tree.
21484 fault FAULT, n. [See Fail.]1. Properly, an erring or missing; a failing; hence, an error or mistake; a ...
21485 faulted FAULT'ED, pp. Charged with a fault; accused.
21486 faulter FAULT'ER, n. An offender; one who commits a fault.
21487 faultful FAULT'FUL, a. Full of faults or sins.
21488 faultily FAULT'ILY, adv. [from faulty.] Defectively; erroneously; imperfectly; improperly; wrongly.
21489 faultiness FAULT'INESS, n. [from faulty.] 1. The state of being faulty, defective or erroneous; defect.2. ...
21490 faulting FAULT'ING, ppr. Accusing.
21491 faultless FAULT'LESS, a. 1. Without fault; not defective or imperfect; free from blemish; free from ...
21492 faultlessness FAULT'LESSNESS, n. Freedom from faults or defects.
21493 faulty FAULT'Y, a. 1. Containing faults, blemishes or defects; defective; imperfect; as a faulty ...
21494 faun FAUN, n. [L. faunus.] Among the Romans, a kind of demigod, or rural deity, called also sylvan, ...
21495 faunist FAUN'IST, n. One who attends to rural disquisitions; a naturalist.
21496 fausen FAU'SEN, n. A large eel.
21497 fautor FAU'TOR, n. [L. See Favor.] A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support. [Little ...
21498 fautress FAU'TRESS, n. A female favorer; a patroness.
21499 favillous FAVIL'LOUS, a. [L. favilla, ashes.]1. Consisting of or pertaining to ashes.2. Resembling ashes.
21500 favor FA'VOR, n. [L. favor, faveo.]1. Kind regard; kindness; countenance; propitious aspect; friendly ...
21501 favorable FA'VORABLE, a. [L. favorabilis.]1. Kind; propitious; friendly; affectionate.Lend favorable ear to ...
21502 favorableness FA'VORABLENESS, n. 1. Kindness; kind disposition or regard.2. Convenience; suitableness; that ...
21503 favorably FA'VORABLY, adv. Kindly; with friendly dispositions; with regard or affection; with an inclination ...
21504 favored FA'VORED, pp. 1. Countenanced; supported; aided; supplied with advantages; eased; spared.2. a. ...
21505 favoredness FA'VOREDNESS, n. Appearance.
21506 favorer FA'VORER, n. One who favors; one who regards with kindness or friendship; a wellwisher; one who ...
21507 favoring FA'VORING, ppr. Regarding with friendly dispositions; countenancing; wishing well to; contributing ...
21508 favorite FA'VORITE, n. A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor, preference and affection; one ...
21509 favoritism FA'VORITISM, n. 1. The act or practice of favoring, or giving a preference to one over another.2. ...
21510 favorless FA'VORLESS, a. 1. Unfavored; not regarded with favor; having no patronage or countenance.2. Not ...
21511 favosite FAV'OSITE, n. [L. favus, a honey-comb.] A genus of fossil zoophytes.
21512 fawn FAWN, n. A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year.FAWN, v.i. To bring forth a fawn.FAWN, ...
21513 fawner FAWN'ER, n. One who fawns; one who cringes and flatters meanly.
21514 fawning FAWN'ING, ppr. Courting servilely; flattering by cringing and meanness; bringing forth a ...
21515 fawningly FAWN'INGLY, adv. In a cringing servile way; with mean flattery.
21516 faxed FAX'ED, a. Hairy. [Not in use.]
21517 fay FAY, n. A fairy; an elf.FAY, v.i. [See Fadge.]To fit; to suit; to unite closely with. [This is a ...
21518 feague FEAGUE, v.t. feeg. To beat or whip. [Not in use.]
21519 feal FE'AL, a. Faithful. [Infra.]
21520 fealty FE'ALTY, n. [L. fidelis.]Fidelity to a lord; faithful adherence of a tenant or vassal to the ...
21521 fear FEAR, n. [See the Verb.] 1. A painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or ...
21522 feared FE'ARED, pp. Apprehended or expected with painful solicitude; reverenced.
21523 fearful FE'ARFUL, a.1. Affected by fear; feeling pain in expectation of evil; apprehensive with ...
21524 fearfully FE'ARFULLY, adv. 1. Timorously; in fear.In such a night did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew.2. ...
21525 fearfulness FE'ARFULNESS, n. 1. Timorousness; timidity.2. State of being afraid; awe; dread.A thing that ...
21526 fearless FE'ARLESS, a.1. Free from fear; as fearless of death; fearless of consequences.2. Bold; ...
21527 fearlessly FE'ARLESSLY, adv. Without fear; in a bold or courageous manner; intrepidly. Brave men fearlessly ...
21528 fearlessness FE'ARLESSNESS, n. Freedom from fear; courage; boldness; intrepidity.He gave instances of an ...
21529 feasibility FEASIBIL'ITY, n. s as z. [See Feasible.] The quality of being capable of execution; ...
21530 feasible FE'ASIBLE, a. s as z. [L. facere.]1. That may be done, performed, executed or effected; ...
21531 feasibleness FE'ASIBLENESS, n. Feasibility; practicability.
21532 feasibly FE'ASIBLY, adv. Practicably.
21533 feast FEAST, n. [L. festum.]1. A sumptuous repast or entertainment, of which a number of guests ...
21534 feasted FE'ASTED, pp. Entertained sumptuously; delighted.
21535 feaster FE'ASTER, n.1. One who fares deliciously.2. One who entertains magnificently.
21536 feastful FE'ASTFUL, a.1. Festive; joyful; as a feastful day or friend.2. Sumptuous, luxurious; as feastful ...
21537 feasting FE'ASTING, ppr. 1. Eating luxuriously; faring sumptuously.2. Delighting; gratifying.3. ...
21538 feastrite FE'ASTRITE, n. Custom observed in entertainments.
21539 feat FEAT, n. [L. factum, from facio, to perform.]1. An act; a deed; an exploit; as a bold feat; a ...
21540 feateous FE'ATEOUS, a. Neat; dextrous.
21541 feateously FE'ATEOUSLY, adv. Neatly; dextrously. Obs.
21543 feather-bed FEATH'ER-BED
21544 feather-driver FEATH'ER-DRIVER,
21545 feather-few FEATH'ER-FEW, A corruption of feverfew.
21546 feather-grass FEATH'ER-GRASS,
21547 feather-seller FEATH'ER-SELLER,'ER-SELLER, n. One who sells fethers for beds.
21542 feather FEATH'ER,
21548 feathered FEATH'ERED,
21549 featheredge FEATH'EREDGE,
21550 featheredged FEATH'EREDGED,
21551 featherless FEATH'ERLESS,
21552 featherly FEATH'ERLY,
21553 feathery FEATH'ERY,
21554 featly FE'ATLY, adv. [from feat.] Neatly; dextrously; adroitly. [Little used.]
21555 featness FE'ATNESS, n. [from feat.] Dexterity; adroitness; skillfulness. [Little used.]
21556 feature FE'ATURE, n. [L. factura, a making, from facio, to make.]1. The make, form or cast of any part of ...
21557 featured FE'ATURED, a. Having features or good features; resembling in features.
21558 feaze FEAZE, v.t. To untwist the end of a rope.
21559 feberary FEB'ERARY,
21560 febrifacient FEB'RIFACIENT, a. [L. febris, a fever, and facio, to make.] Causing fever.FEB'RIFACIENT, n. That ...
21561 febrific FEBRIF'IC, a. [L. febris, fever, and facio, to make.] Producing fever; feverish.
21562 febrifuge FEB'RIFUGE, n. [L. febris, fever, and fugo, to drive away.]Any medicine that mitigates or removes ...
21563 febrile FE'BRILE, a. [L. febrilis, from febris, fever.]Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived ...
21564 february FEB'RUARY, n. [L. Februarius. The Latin word is said to be named from februo, to purify by ...
21565 februation FEBRUA'TION, n. Purification. [See February.]
21566 fecal FE'CAL, a. [See Faces.] Containing or consisting of dregs, lees, sediment or excrement.
21567 feces FE'CES, n. plu. [L. faces.] 1. Dregs; lees; sediment; the matter which subsides in casks of ...
21568 fecial FE'CIAL, a. [L. fecialis.] Pertaining to heralds and the denunciation of war to an enemy; as ...
21569 fecula FEC'ULA, n.1. The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.2. Starch or farina; called also amylaceous ...
21570 feculence FEC'ULENCE,
21571 feculency FEC'ULENCY, n. [L. faeculentia, from facula, faces, fax, dregs.]1. Muddiness; foulness; the ...
21572 feculent FEC'ULENT, a. Foul with extraneous or impure substances; muddy; thick; turbid; abounding with ...
21573 feculum FEC'ULUM, n. [from faces, supra.] A dry, dusty, tasteless substance obtained from plants. [This ...
21574 fecund FE'CUND, a. [L. facundus, from the root of faetus.] Fruitful in children; prolific.
21575 fecundate FE'CUNDATE, v.t.1. To make fruitful or prolific.2. To impregnate; as, the pollen of flowers ...
21576 fecundated FE'CUNDATED, pp. Rendered prolific or fruitful; impregnated.
21577 fecundating FE'CUNDATING, ppr. Rendering fruitful; impregnating.
21578 fecundation FECUNDA'TION, n. The act of making fruitful or prolific; impregnation.
21579 fecundify FECUND'IFY, v.t. To make fruitful; to fecundate. [Little used.]
21580 fecundity FECUND'ITY, n. [L. faecunditas.]1. Fruitfulness; the quality of producing fruit; particularly, ...
21581 fed FED, pret. and pp. of feed, which see.
21582 fedary FED'ARY, n. A partner; a confederate; an accomplice. [Not used.]
21583 federal FED'ERAL, a. [from L. faedus, a league, allied perhaps to Eng. wed. L. vas, vadis, vador, ...
21584 federalist FED'ERALIST, n. an appellation in America, given to the friends of the constitution of the United ...
21585 federate FED'ERATE, a. [L. faederatus.] Leagued; united by compact, as sovereignties, states or nations; ...
21586 federation FEDERA'TION, n.1. The act of uniting in a league.2. A league; a confederacy.
21587 federative FED'ERATIVE, a. uniting; joining in a league; forming a confederacy.
21588 fedity FE'DITY, n. [L. faditas.] Turpitude; vileness. [Not in use.]
21590 fee-tail FEE'-TAIL, n. An estate entailed; a conditional fee.
21589 fee FEE, n. [L. pecu, pecus. From the use of cattle in transferring property, or from barter and ...
21592 feeble-minded FEE'BLE-MINDED, a. Weak in mind; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute. Comfort the ...
21591 feeble FEE'BLE, a. [I know not the origin of the first syllable.]1. Weak; destitute of much physical ...
21593 feebleness FEE'BLENESS, n.1. Weakness of body or mind, from any cause; imbecility; infirmity; want of ...
21594 feebly FEE'BLY, adv. Weakly; without strength; as, to move feebly.Thy gentle numbers feebly creep.
21595 feed FEED, v.t. pret. and pp. [See Father.]1. To give food to; as, to feed an infant; to feed horses ...
21596 feeder FEE'DER, n.1. One that gives food, or supplies nourishment.2. One who furnishes incentives; an ...
21597 feeding FEE'DING, ppr. Giving food or nutriment; furnishing provisions; eating; taking food or ...
21598 feel FEEL, v.t. pret. and pp. felt. [L. palpo. the primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike ...
21599 feeler FEE'LER, n. 1. One who feels.2. One of the palpi of insects. The feelers of insects are usually ...
21600 feeling FEE'LING, ppr. 1. Perceiving by the touch; having perception.2. a. Expressive of great ...
21601 feelingly FEE'LINGLY, adv.1. With expression of great sensibility; tenderly; as, to speak feelingly.2. So ...
21602 feese FEESE, n. A race. [Not in use.]
21603 feet FEET, n. plu of foot. [See Foot.]
21604 feetless FEE'TLESS, a. Destitute of feet; as feetless birds.
21605 feign FEIGN, v.t. fane. [L. fingo. The Latin forms fictum, fictus, whence figura, figure, also ...
21606 feigned FEIGNED, pp. Invented; devised; imagined; assumed.
21607 feignedly FEIGNEDLY, adv. In fiction; in pretense; not really.
21608 feignedness FEIGNEDNESS, n. Fiction; pretense; deceit.
21609 feigner FEIGNER, n. One who feigns; an inventor; a deviser of fiction.
21610 feigning FEIGNING, ppr. Imagining; inventing; pretending; making a false show.FEIGNING, n. A false ...
21611 feigningly FEIGNINGLY, adv. With false appearance.
21612 feint FEINT, n. 1. An assumed or false appearance; a pretense of doing something not intended to be ...
21613 felanders FE'LANDERS, n. [See Filanders.]
21614 feldspar FELD'SPAR,
21615 feldspath FELD'SPATH,
21616 feldspathic FELDSPATH'IC, a. Pertaining to feldspar, or consisting of it.
21617 felicitate FELIC'ITATE, v.t. [L. felicito, from felix, happy.]1. To make very happy.What a glorious ...
21618 felicitated FELIC'ITATED, pp. Made very happy; congratulated.
21619 felicitating FELIC'ITATING, ppr. Making very happy; congratulating.
21620 felicitation FELICITA'TION, n. Congratulation.
21621 felicitous FELIC'ITOUS, a. Very happy; prosperous; delightful.
21622 felicitously FELIC'ITOUSLY, adv. Happily.
21623 felicity FELIC'ITY, n. [L. felicitas, from felix, happy.]1. Happiness, or rather great happiness; ...
21624 feline FE'LINE, a. [L. felinus, from felis, a cat.]Pertaining to cats, or to their species; like a cat; ...
21625 fell FELL, pret. of fall.FELL, a.1. Cruel; barbarous; inhuman.It seemed fury, discord, madness fell.2. ...
21626 felled FELL'ED, pp. Knocked or cut down.
21627 feller FELL'ER, n. One who hews or knocks down. Is. 14.
21628 fellifluous FELLIF'LUOUS, a. [L. fel, gall, and fluo, to flow.] Flowing with gall.
21629 felling FELL'ING, ppr. Cutting or beating to the ground.
21630 fellmonger FELL'MONGER, n. [fell and monger.] A dealer in hides.
21631 fellness FELL'NESS, n. [See Fell, cruel.] Cruelty; fierce barbarity; rage.
21632 felloe FELL'OE, [See Felly.]
21634 fellow-citizen FELLOW-CIT'IZEN, n. A citizen of the same state or nation. Eph. 2.
21635 fellow-commoner FELLOW-COM'MONER, n. 1. One who has the same right of common.2. In Cambridge, England, one who ...
21636 fellow-counselor FELLOW-COUN'SELOR, n. An associate in council.
21637 fellow-creature FELLOW-CRE'ATURE, n. One of the same race or kind. Thus men are all called fellow-creatures. ...
21638 fellow-feeling FELLOW-FEE'LING, n. 1. Sympathy; a like feeling.2. Joint interest. [Not in use.]
21639 fellow-heir FELLOW-HEIR, n. A co-heir, or joint-heir; one entitled to a share of the same inheritance.That the ...
21640 fellow-helper FELLOW-HELP'ER, n. A co-adjutor; one who concurs or aids in the same business. 3John 8.
21641 fellow-laborer FELLOW-LA'BORER, n. One who labors in the same business or design.
21642 fellow-maiden FELLOW-MA'IDEN, n. A maiden who is an associate.
21643 fellow-member FELLOW-MEM'BER, n. A member of the same body.
21644 fellow-minister FELLOW-MIN'ISTER, n. One who officiates in the same ministry or calling.
21645 fellow-peer FELLOW-PEE'R, n. One who has the like privileges of nobility.
21646 fellow-prisoner FELLOW-PRIS'ONER, n. One imprisoned in the same place. Rom. 16.
21647 fellow-rake FELLOW-RA'KE, n. An associate in vice and profligacy.
21648 fellow-scholar FELLOW-SCHOL'AR, n. An associate in studies.
21649 fellow-servant FELLOW-SERV'ANT, n. One who has the same master.
21650 fellow-soldier FELLOW-SO'LDIER, n. One who fights under the same commander, or is engaged in the same service. ...
21651 fellow-stream FELLOW-STRE'AM, n. A stream in the vicinity.
21652 fellow-student FELLOW-STU'DENT, n. One who studies in the same company or class with another, or who belongs to ...
21653 fellow-subject FELLOW-SUB'JECT, n. One who is subject to the same government with another.
21654 fellow-sufferer FELLOW-SUF'FERER, n. One who shares in the same evil, or partakes of the same sufferings with ...
21655 fellow-traveler FELLOW-TRAV'ELER, n. One who travels in company with another.
21656 fellow-worker FELLOW-WORK'ER, n. One employed in the same occupation.
21657 fellow-writer FELLOW-WRI'TER, n. One who writes at the same time.
21633 fellow FEL'LOW, n. [Heb. to tie or connect, to be joined or associated.]1. A companion; an associate.In ...
21658 fellowlike FEL'LOWLIKE, a. Like a companion; companionable; on equal terms.
21659 fellowship FEL'LOWSHIP, n.1. Companionship; society; consort; mutual association of persons on equal and ...
21660 felly FEL'LY, adv. [See Fell, cruel.] Cruelly; fiercely; barbarously.FEL'LY, n. The exterior part or ...
21662 felon-wort FEL'ON-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Solanum.
21661 felon FEL'ON, n. [Low L. felo.]1. In law, a person who has committed felony. [See Felony.]2. A ...
21663 felonious FELO'NIOUS, a.1. Malignant; malicious; indicating or proceeding from a depraved heart or evil ...
21664 felonniously FELON'NIOUSLY, adv. In a felonious manner; with the deliberate intention to commit a crime. ...
21665 felony FEL'ONY, n. [See Felon.] In common law, any crime which incurs the forfeiture of lands or goods. ...
21666 felsite FEL'SITE, n. [See Feldspar.] A species of compact feldspar, of an azure blue or green color, ...
21667 felspar FEL'SPAR,
21668 felspath FEL'SPATH, n. A mineral widely distributed and usually of a foliated structure. When in crystals ...
21669 felt FELT, pret. of feel.FELT, n. [L. pellis, Eng. fell, a skin from plucking or stripping, L. vello, ...
21670 felter FELT'ER, v.t. To clot or meet together like felt.
21671 feltmaker FELT'MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make felt.
21672 felucca FELUC'CA, n. A boat or vessel, with oars and lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean. It has this ...
21673 felwort FEL'WORT, n. A plant, a species of Gentian.
21675 female-flower FEMALE-FLOWER, n. In botany, a flower which is furnished with the pistil, pointal, or female ...
21676 female-plant FEMALE-PLANT, n. A plant which produces female flowers.
21677 female-screw FEMALE-SCREW, n. A screw with grooves or channels.
21674 female FE'MALE, n. [L. femella. See Feminine.]1. Among animals, one of that sex which conceives and ...
21678 feme-covert FEME-COVERT,
21679 feme-sole FEME-SOLE,
21680 feminality FEMINAL'ITY, n. The female nature.
21681 feminate FEM'INATE, a. Feminine. [Not in use.]
21682 feminine FEM'ININE, a. [L. femininus, from femina, woman. The first syllable may be and probably is from ...
21683 feminity FEMIN'ITY, n. The quality of the female sex. [Not used.]
21684 feminize FEM'INIZE, v.t. To make womanish. [Not used.]
21685 femme-covert FEMME-COVERT, n. A married woman, who is under covert of her baron or husband.
21686 femme-sole FEMME-SOLE, n. An unmarried woman.Femme-sole merchant, a woman who uses a trade alone, or without ...
21687 femoral FEM'ORAL, a. [L. femoralis, from femur, the thigh.]Belonging to the thigh; as the femoral artery.
21689 fen-sucked FEN'-SUCKED, a. Sucked out of marshes; as fen-sucked fogs.
21688 fen FEN, n. [L. fons, Eng. fountain.]Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, ...
21691 fence-month FENCE-MONTH, n. The month in which hunting in any forest is prohibited.
21690 fence FENCE, n. fens. [See Fend.]1. A wall, hedge, ditch, bank, or line of posts and rails, or of ...
21692 fenced FEN'CED, pp. Inclosed with a fence; guarded; fortified.
21693 fenceful FENCEFUL, a. fens'ful. Affording defense.
21694 fenceless FENCELESS, a. fens'less. 1. Without a fence; uninclosed; unguarded.2. Open; not inclosed; as the ...
21695 fencer FEN'CER, n. One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.
21696 fencible FEN'CIBLE, a.1. Capable of defense.2. n. A soldier for defense of the country; as a regiment of ...
21698 fencing-master FEN'CING-MASTER, n. One who teaches the art of attack and defense with sword or foil.
21699 fencing-school FEN'CING-SCHOOL, n. A school in which the art of fencing is taught.
21697 fencing FEN'CING, ppr. Inclosing with fence; guarding; fortifying.FEN'CING, n. 1. The art of using ...
21700 fend FEND, v.t. [The root of defend and offend. The primary sense is to fall on, or to strike, to ...
21701 fended FEND'ED, pp. Kept off; warded off; shut out.
21702 fender FEND'ER, n.1. That which defends; an utensil employed to hinder coals of fire from rolling forward ...
21703 fending FEND'ING, ppr. Keeping or warding off.
21704 fenerate FEN'ERATE, v.i. [L. fenero.] To put to use; to lend on interest. [Not used.]
21705 feneration FENERA'TION, n. The act of lending on use; or the interest or gain of that which is lent.
21706 fenestral FENES'TRAL, a. [L. fenestralis, from fenestra, a window.] Pertaining to a window.
21708 fennel-flower FEN'NEL-FLOWER, n. A plant of the genus Nigella.
21709 fennel-giant FEN'NEL-GIANT, n. A plant of the genus Ferula.
21707 fennel FEN'NEL, n. [L. faeiculum, from faenum, hay.]A fragrant plant of the genus Anethum, cultivated in ...
21710 fenny FEN'NY, a. [from fen.]1. Boggy; marshy; moorish.2. Growing in fens; as fenny brake.3. ...
21711 fennystones FENNYSTONES, n. A plant.
21712 fenowed FEN'OWED, a. Corrupted; decayed. [Not in use.]
21713 fenugreek FEN'UGREEK, n. [L. faenum graecum.] A plant of the genus Trigonella.
21714 feod FE'OD, n. A feud. So written by Blackstone and other authors; but more generally, feud, which ...
21715 feodal FE'ODAL, a. Feudal, which see.
21716 feodality FEODAL'ITY, n. Feudal tenures; the feudal system.
21717 feodary FE'ODARY, n. One who holds lands of a superior, on condition of suit and service. [Little used. ...
21718 feodatory FEODATORY. [See Feudatory.]
21719 feoff FEOFF, v.t. feff.To invest with a fee or feud; to give or grant to one any corporeal hereditament. ...
21720 feoffee FEOFFEE, n. feffee'. A person who is infeoffed, that is, invested with a fee or corporeal ...
21721 feoffer FEOFFER,
21722 feoffment FEOFFMENT, n. feff'ment. [Law L. feoffamentum.] The gift or grant of a fee or corporeal ...
21723 feoffor FEOFFOR, n. feff'er. One who infeoff's or grants a fee.
21724 feracious FERA'CIOUS, a. [L. ferax, from fero, to bear.] Fruitful; producing abundantly.
21725 feracity FERAC'ITY, n. [L. feracitas.] Fruitfulness. [Little used.]
21726 feral FE'RAL, a. [L. feralis.] Funeral; pertaining to funerals; mournful.
21727 ferciously FER'CIOUSLY, adv. Fiercely; with savage cruelty.
21728 fere FERE, n. A fellow; a mate; a peer. Obs.
21729 feretory FER'ETORY, n. [L. feretrum, a bier.] A place in a church for a bier.
21730 ferial FE'RIAL, a. [L. ferialis.] Pertaining to holidays, or to common days.
21731 feriation FERIA'TION, n. [L. feriatio, from feriae, vacant days, holidays.]The act of keeping holiday; ...
21732 ferine FE'RINE, a. [L. ferinus, from ferus, wild.]Wild; untamed; savage. Lions, tigers, wolves and bears ...
21733 ferineness FE'RINENESS, n. Wildness; savageness.
21734 ferity FER'ITY, n. [L. feritas, from ferus, wild.]Wildness, savageness; cruelty.
21735 ferm FERM, n. A farm or rent; a lodging-house. Obs. [See Farm.]
21736 ferment FER'MENT, n. [L. fermentum, from fervo, to boil. See Fervent.]1. A gentle boiling; or the ...
21737 fermentable FERMENT'ABLE, a. Capable of fermentation; thus, cider, beer of all kinds, wine, and other ...
21738 fermentation FERMENTA'TION, n. [L. fermentatio.] The sensible internal motion of the constituent particles of ...
21739 fermentative FERMENT'ATIVE, a. 1. Causing or having power to cause fermentation; as fermentative heat.2. ...
21740 fermentativeness FERMENT'ATIVENESS, n. The state of being fermentative.
21741 fermented FERMENT'ED, pp. Worked; having undergone the process of fermentation.
21742 fermenting FERMENT'ING, ppr. Working; effervesing.
21744 fern-owl FERN-OWL, n. The goatsucker.
21743 fern FERN, n. A plant of several species constituting the tribe or family of Filices, which have their ...
21745 ferny FERN'Y, a Abounding or overgrown with fern.
21746 ferocious FERO'CIOUS, a. [L. ferox; allied to ferus, wild, fera, a wild animal.]1. Fierce; savage; wild; ...
21747 ferociousness FERO'CIOUSNESS, n. Savage fierceness; cruelty; ferocity.
21748 ferocity FEROC'ITY, n. [L. ferocitas.] 1. Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as the ferocity ...
21749 ferreous FER'REOUS, a. [L. ferreus, from ferrum, iron.]Partaking of iron; pertaining to iron; like iron; ...
21750 ferret FER'RET, n. 1. An animal of the genus Mustela, or Weasel kind, about 14 inches in length, of a ...
21751 ferreted FER'RETED, pp. Driven from a burrow or lurking place.
21752 ferreter FER'RETER, n. One that hunts another in his private retreat.
21753 ferreting FER'RETING, ppr. Driving from a lurking place.
21754 ferri-calcite FERRI-CAL'CITE, n. [L. ferrum, iron, and calx, lime.]A species of calcarious earth or limestone ...
21755 ferriage FER'RIAGE, n. [See Ferry.] The price or fare to be paid at a ferry; the compensation established ...
21756 ferric FER'RIC, a. Pertaining to or extracted from iron. Ferric acid is the acid of iron saturated with ...
21757 ferriferous FERRIF'EROUS, a. [L. ferrum and fer.] Producing or yielding iron.
21758 ferrilite FER'RILITE, n. [L. ferrum, iron and Gr. a stone.]Rowley ragg; a variety of trap, containing iron ...
21759 ferro-cyanate FERRO-CY'ANATE, n. A compound of the ferro-cyanic acid with a base.
21760 ferro-cyanic FERRO-CYAN'IC, a. [L. ferrum, iron and cyanic, which see.] The same as ferroprussic.
21761 ferro-prussiate FERRO-PRUS'SIATE, n. A compound of the ferro-silicic acid with a base, forming a substance ...
21762 ferro-prussic FERRO-PRUS'SIC, a. [L. ferrum, iron, and prussic.] Designating a peculiar acid, formed of prussic ...
21763 ferro-silicate FERRO-SIL'ICATE, n. A compound of ferro-silicic acid with a base, forming a substance analogous to ...
21764 ferro-silicic FERRO-SILIC'IC, a. [L. ferrum, iron, and silex.] Designating a compound of iron and silex.
21765 ferruginated FERRU'GINATED, a. [infra.] Having the color or properties of the rust of iron.
21766 ferruginous FERRU'GINOUS, a. [L. ferrugo, rust of iron, from ferrum, iron.]1. Partaking of iron; containing ...
21767 ferrule FER'RULE, n. A ring of metal put round a cane or other thing to strengthen it.
21768 ferry FER'RY, v.t. [L. fero; allied to bear.]To carry or transport over a river, strait or other water, ...
21769 ferryboat FER'RYBOAT, n. A boat for conveying passengers over streams and other narrow waters.
21770 ferryman FER'RYMAN, n. One who keeps a ferry, and transports passengers over a river.
21771 fertile FER'TILE, a. [L. fertilis, from fero, to bear.]1. Fruitful; rich; producing fruit in abundance; ...
21772 fertileness FER'TILENESS, n. [See Fertility.]
21773 fertility FERTIL'ITY, n. [L. fertilitas.] 1. Fruitfulness; the quality of producing fruit in abundance; as ...
21774 fertilize FER'TILIZE, v.t. To enrich; to supply with the pabulum of plants; to make fruitful or productive; ...
21775 fertilized FER'TILIZED, pp. Enriched; rendered fruitful.
21776 fertilizing FER'TILIZING, ppr.1. Enriching; making fruitful or productive. The Connecticut overflows the ...
21777 ferulaceous FERULA'CEOUS, a. [L. ferula.] Pertaining to reeds or canes; having a stalk like a reed; or ...
21778 ferule FER'ULE, n. [L. ferula, from ferio, to strike, or from the use of stalks of the Ferula.]1. A ...
21779 fervency FERV'ENCY, n. [See fervent.]1. Heat of mind; ardor; eagerness.2. Pious ardor; animated zeal; ...
21780 fervent FERV'ENT, a. [L. fervens, from ferveo, to be hot, to boil, to glow.]1. Hot; boiling; as a fervent ...
21781 fervently FERV'ENTLY, adv.1. Earnestly; eagerly; vehemently; with great warmth.2. With pious ardor; with ...
21782 fervid FERV'ID, a. [L. fervidus.] 1. Very hot; burning; boiling; as fervid heat.2. Very warm in zeal; ...
21783 fervidly FERV'IDLY, adv. Very hotly; with glowing warmth.
21784 fervidness FERV'IDNESS, n. Glowing heat; ardor of mind; warm zeal.
21785 fervor FERV'OR, n. [L. fervor.]1. Heat or warmth; as the fervor of a summer's day.2. Heat of mind; ...
21786 fescennine FES'CENNINE, a. Pertaining to Fescennium in Italy; licentious.FES'CENNINE, n. A nuptial song, or ...
21788 fescue-grass FES'CUE-GRASS, n. The Festuca, a genus of grasses.
21787 fescue FES'CUE, n. [L. festuca, a shoot or stalk of a tree, a rod.]A small wire used to point out letters ...
21789 fesels FE'SELS, n. A kind of base grain.
21791 fesse-point FESSE-POINT, n. The exact center of the escutcheon.
21790 fesse FESSE, n. fess. [L. fascia, a band.] In heraldry, a bank or girdle, possessing the third part of ...
21792 festal FES'TAL, a. [L. festus, festive. See Feast.]Pertaining to a feast; joyous; gay; mirthful.
21793 fester FES'TER, v.i. [L. pestis, pus, or pustula.]To rankle; to corrupt; to grow virulent. We say of a ...
21794 festering FES'TERING, ppr. Rankling; growing virulent.
21795 festinate FES'TINATE, a. [L. festino, festinatus.] Hasty; hurried. [Not in use.]
21796 festination FESTINA'TION, n. Haste. [Not used.]
21797 festival FES'TIVAL, a. [L. festivus, from festus, or festum or fasti. See Feast.]Pertaining to a feast; ...
21798 festive FES'TIVE, a. [L. festivus.] Pertaining to or becoming a feast; joyous; gay; mirthful.The glad ...
21799 festivity FESTIV'ITY, n. [L. festivitas.] 1. Primarily, the mirth of a feast; hence, joyfulness; gaiety; ...
21800 festoon FESTOON', n. Something in imitation of a garland or wreath. In architecture and sculpture, an ...
21801 festucine FES'TUCINE, a. [l. festuca.] Being of a straw-color.
21802 festucous FES'TUCOUS, a. Formed of straw.
21803 fet FET, n. A piece. [Not used.]FET, v.t. or i. To fetch; to come to. [Not used.]
21804 fetal FE'TAL, a. [from fetus.] Pertaining to a fetus.
21805 fetch FETCH, v.t.1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing towards or to a ...
21806 fetcher FETCH'ER, n. One that brings.
21807 fetching FETCH'ING, ppr. Bringing; going and bringing; deriving; drawing; making; reaching; obtaining as ...
21809 fether-bed FETH'ER-BED, n. A bed filled with fethers; a soft bed.
21810 fether-driver FETH'ER-DRIVER, n. One who beats fethers to make them light or loose.
21811 fether-grass FETH'ER-GRASS, n. A plant, gramen plumosum.
21808 fether FETH'ER, n.1. A plume; a general name of the covering of fowls. The smaller fethers are used for ...
21812 fethered FETH'ERED, pp.1. Covered with fethers; enriched.2. a. Clothed or covered with fethers. A fowl or ...
21813 fetheredge FETH'EREDGE, n. An edge like a fether.A board that has one edge thinner than the other, is called ...
21814 fetheredged FETH'EREDGED, a. Having a thin edge.
21815 fetherless FETH'ERLESS, a. Destitute of fethers; unfledged.
21816 fetherly FETH'ERLY, a. Resembling fethers. [Not used.]
21817 fethery FETH'ERY, a. 1. Clothed or covered with fethers.2. Resembling fethers.
21818 fetichism FET'ICHISM,
21819 feticism FET'ICISM, n. The worship of idols among the negroes of Africa, among whom fetch is an idol, any ...
21820 fetid FET'ID, a. [L. faetidus, from faetco, to have an ill scent.]Having an offensive smell; having a ...
21821 fetidness FET'IDNESS, n. The quality of smelling offensively; a fetid quality.
21822 fetiferous FETIF'EROUS, a. [L. faetifer; faetus and fero, to bear.] Producing young, as animals.
21823 fetlock FET'LOCK, n. [foot or feet and lock.] A tuft of hair growing behind the pastern joint of many ...
21824 fetor FE'TOR, n. [L. faetor.] Any strong offensive smell; stench.
21825 fetter FET'TER, n.1. A chain for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either ...
21826 fettered FET'TERED, pp. Bound or confined by fetters; enchained.
21827 fettering FET'TERING, ppr. Binding or fastening by the feet with a chain; confining; restraining motion.
21828 fetterless FET'TERLESS, a. Free from fetters or restraint.
21829 fettstein FETT'STEIN, n. A mineral of a greenish or bluish gray color or flesh red, called also elaolite.
21830 fetus FE'TUS, n. plu. fetuses. [L. faetus.] The young of viviparous animals in the womb, and of ...
21831 feud FEUD, n. 1. Primarily, a deadly quarrel; hatred and contention that was to be terminated only by ...
21832 feudal FEU'DAL, a. 1. Pertaining to feuds, fiefs or fees; as feudal rights or services; feudal ...
21833 feudalism FEU'DALISM, n. The feudal system; the principles and constitution of feuds, or lands held by ...
21834 feudality FEUDAL'ITY, n. The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution.
21835 feudary FEU'DARY, a. Holding land of a superior.
21836 feudatary FEU'DATARY, n. A feudatory, which see.
21837 feudatory FEU'DATORY, n.A tenant or vassal who holds his lands of a superior, on condition of military ...
21838 feudist FEU'DIST, n. A writer on feuds.
21839 feuillage FEUILLAGE, n. A bunch or row of leaves.
21840 feuillemort FEUILLEMORT, The color of a faded leaf.
21841 feuter FEU'TER, v.t. To make ready. [Not in use.]
21842 feuterer FEU'TERER, n. A dog keeper. [Not used.]
21844 fever-cooling FE'VER-COOLING, a. Allaying febrile heat.
21845 fever-root FE'VER-ROOT, n. A plant of the genus Triosteum.
21846 fever-sick FE'VER-SICK, a. Diseased with fever.
21847 fever-weakened FE'VER-WEAKENED, a. Debilitated by fever.
21848 fever-weed FE'VER-WEED, n. A plant of the genus Eryngium.
21849 fever-wort FE'VER-WORT, n. [See Fever-root.]
21843 fever FE'VER, n. [L. febris, supposed to be so written by transposition for ferbis, or fervis, from ...
21850 feveret FE'VERET, n. A slight fever. [Not used.]
21851 feverfew FE'VERFEW, n. [L. febris and fugo.]A plant, or rather a genus of plants, the Matricaria, so named ...
21852 feverish FE'VERISH, a.1. Having a slight fever; as the patient is feverish.2. Diseased with fever or heat; ...
21853 feverishness FE'VERISHNESS, n. The state of being feverish; a slight febrile affection.
21854 feverous FE'VEROUS, a.1. Affected with fever or ague.2. Having the nature of fever.All feverous kinds.3. ...
21855 fevery FE'VERY, a. Affected with fever.
21856 few FEW, a. [L. pauci. The senses of few and small are often united.]Not many; small in number. ...
21857 fewel FEW'EL, n. Combustible matter. [See fuel.]
21858 fewness FEW'NESS, n.1. Smallness of number; paucity.2. Paucity of words; brevity. [Not used.]
21859 fiance FI'ANCE, v.t. To betroth. [See Affiance.]
21860 fiat FI'AT. [L. from fio.] Let it be done; a decree; a command to do something.
21861 fib FIB, n. [See Fable.] A lie or falsehood; a word used among children and the vulgar, as a softer ...
21862 fibber FIB'BER, n. One who tells lies or fibs.
21863 fibbing FIB'BING, ppr. Telling fibs; as a noun, the telling of fibs.
21864 fiber FI'BER, n. [L. fibra.]1. A thread; a fine, slender body which constitutes a part of the frame of ...
21865 fibril FI'BRIL, n. A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread.
21866 fibrin FI'BRIN, n. [See Fiber.] A peculiar organic compound substance found in animals and vegetables. ...
21867 fibrolite FIB'ROLITE, n. [from L. fibra, and Gr.]A mineral that occurs with corundum, of a white or gray ...
21868 fibrous FI'BROUS, a.1. Composed or consisting of fibers; as a fibrous body or substance.2. Containing ...
21869 fibula FIB'ULA, n. [L.] 1. The outer and lesser bone of the leg, much smaller than the tibia.2. A ...
21870 fickle FICK'LE, a. [L. vacillo; Gr.; Heb. to stagger.]1. Wavering; inconstant; unstable; of a changeable ...
21871 fickleness FICK'LENESS, n. 1. A wavering; wavering disposition; inconstancy; instability; unsteadiness in ...
21872 fickly FICK'LY, adv. Without firmness or steadiness.
21873 fico FI'CO, n. An act of contempt done with the fingers, expressing a fig for you.
21874 fictile FIC'TILE, a. [L. fictilis, from fictus, fingo, to feign.]Molded into form by art; manufactured by ...
21875 fiction FIC'TION, n. [L. fictio, from fingo, to feign.]1. The act of feigning, inventing or imagining; ...
21876 fictious FICTIOUS, for fictitious, not used.
21877 fictitious FICTI'TIOUS, a. [L. fictifius, from fingo, to feign.]1. Feigned; imaginary; not real.The human ...
21878 fictitiously FICTI'TIOUSLY, adv. By fiction; falsely; counterfeitly.
21879 fictitiousness FICTI'TIOUSNESS, n. Feigned representation.
21880 fictive FIC'TIVE, a. Feigned. [Not used.]
21881 fid FID, n.1. A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, used to support the top-mast, ...
21883 fiddle-faddle FID'DLE-FADDLE, n. Trifles. [A low cant word.]FID'DLE-FADDLE, a. Trifling; making a bustle about ...
21884 fiddle-stick FID'DLE-STICK, n. The bow and string with which a fiddler plays on a violin.
21885 fiddle-string FID'DLE-STRING, n. The string of a fiddle, fastened at the ends and elevated in the middle by a ...
21886 fiddle-wood FID'DLE-WOOD, n. A plant of the genus Citharexylon.
21882 fiddle FID'DLE, n. [L. fides, fidicula.] A stringed instrument of music; a violin.FID'DLE, v.i. 1. To ...
21887 fiddler FID'DLER, n. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
21888 fiddling FID'DLING, ppr. Playing on a fiddle.FID'DLING, n. The act of playing on a fiddle.
21889 fidejussor FI'DEJUSSOR, n. [L.] A surety; one bound for another.
21890 fidelity FIDEL'ITY, n. [L. fidelitas, from fides, faith, fido, to trust. See Faith.]1. Faithfulness; ...
21891 fidge FIDGE,
21892 fidget FIDG'ET, v.i. [allied probably to fickle.] To move one way and the other; to move irregularly or ...
21893 fidgety FIDG'ETY, a. Restless; uneasy. [Vulgar.]
21894 fiducial FIDU'CIAL, a. [from L. fiducia, from fido, to trust.]1. Confident; undoubting; firm; as a ...
21895 fiducially FIDU'CIALLY, adv. With confidence.
21896 fiduciary FIDU'CIARY, a. [L. fiduciarius, from fido, to trust.]1. Confident; steady; undoubting; ...
21897 fie FIE, pronounced fi, an exclamation denoting comtempt or dislike.
21898 fief FIEF, n. [See Fee, Feoff and Feud.]A fee; a feud; an estate held of a superior on condition of ...
21900 field-basil FIE'LD-BASIL, n. A plant of several kinds.
21901 field-bed FIE'LD-BED, n. A bed for the field.
21902 field-book FIE'LD-BOOK, n. A book used in surveying, in which are set down the angles, stations, distances, ...
21903 field-colors FIE'LD-COLORS, n. plu. In war, small flags of about a foot and half square, carried along with the ...
21904 field-duck FIE'LD-DUCK, n. A species of bustard, nearly as large as a pheasant; found chiefly in France.
21905 field-marshal FIELD-M'ARSHAL, n. The commander of an army; a military officer of high rank in France and ...
21906 field-officer FIE'LD-OFFICER, n. A military officer above the rank of captain, as a major or colonel.
21907 field-piece FIE'LD-PIECE, n. A small cannon which is carried along with armies, and used in the field of ...
21908 field-preacher FIE'LD-PREACHER, n. One who preaches in the open air.
21909 field-preaching FIE'LD-PREACHING, n. A preaching in the field or open air.
21910 field-sports FIE'LD-SPORTS, n. plu. Diversions of the field, as shooting and hunting.
21911 field-staff FIE'LD-STAFF, n. A weapon carried by gunners, about the length of a halbert, with a spear at the ...
21912 field-works FIE'LD-WORKS, n. In the military art, works thrown up by an army in besieging a fortress, or by ...
21899 field FIELD, n.1. A piece of land inclosed for tillage or pasture; any part of a farm, except the garden ...
21913 fielded FIE'LDED, a. Being in the field of battle; encamped.
21914 fieldfare FIE'LDFARE, n. [field and fare, wandering in the field.]A bird of the genus Turdus or thrush, ...
21915 fieldmouse FIE'LDMOUSE, n. A species of mouse that lives in the field, burrowing in banks, &c.
21916 fieldroom FIE'LDROOM, n. Open space. [Not in use.]
21917 fieldy FIE'LDY, a. Open like a field. [Not in use.]
21918 fiend FIEND, n. [See Feud, contention.]An enemy in the worst sense; an implacable or malicious foe; the ...
21919 fiendful FIE'NDFUL, a. Full of evil or malignant practices.
21920 fiendlike FIE'NDLIKE, a. Resembling a field; maliciously wicked; diabolical.
21922 fierce-minded FIERCE-MINDED, a. Vehement; of a furious temper.
21921 fierce FIERCE, n. fers. [L. ferus, ferox, the primary sense of which is wild, running, rushing.]1. ...
21923 fiercely FIERCELY, adv. fers'ly. 1. Violently; furiously; with rage; as, both sides fiercely fought.2. ...
21924 fierceness FIERCENESS, n. fers'ness. 1. Ferocity; savageness.The defect of heat which gives fierceness to ...
21925 fieriness FI'ERINESS, n. [See Fiery, Fire.] 1. The quality of being fiery; hear; acrimony; the quality of ...
21926 fiery FI'ERY, a. [from fire.]1. Consisting of fire; as the fiery gulf of Etna.And fiery billows roll ...
21927 fife FIFE, n. [L. pipio, to pip or peep, as a chicken. The word may have received its name from a ...
21928 fifer FI'FER, n. One who plays on a fife.
21929 fifteen FIFTEE'N, a. Five and ten.
21930 fifteenth FIFTEE'NTH, a. 1. The ordinal of fifteen; the fifth after the tenth.2. Containing one part in ...
21931 fifth FIFTH, a. [See Five.] 1. The ordinal of five; the next to the fourth.2. Elliptically, a fifth ...
21932 fifthly FIFTH'LY, adv. In the fifth place.
21933 fiftieth FIF'TIETH, a. The ordinal of fifty; as the fiftieth part of a foot. This may be used ...
21934 fifty FIF'TY, a.Five tens; five times ten; as fifty men. It may be used as a noun in the plural.And they ...
21936 fig-marigold FIG-MAR'IGOLD, n. The Mesembryanthemum, a succulent plant, resembling houseleek; the leaves grow ...
21937 fig-pecker FIG'-PECKER, n. [L. ficedula.] A bird.
21938 fig-tree FIG'-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Ficus, growing in warm climates. The receptacle is common, ...
21935 fig FIG, n. [L. ficus; Heb.]1. The fruit of the fig tree, which is of a round or oblong shape, and a ...
21939 fight FIGHT, v.i.1. To strive or contend for victory, in battle or in single combat; to attempt to ...
21940 fighter FIGHTER, n. One that fights; a combatant; a warrior.
21941 fighting FIGHTING, ppr.1. Contending in battle; striving for victory or conquest.2. a. Qualified for war; ...
21942 figment FIG'MENT, n. [L. figmentum, from fingo, to feign.]An invention; a fiction; something feigned or ...
21943 figulate FIG'ULATE, a. [L. figulo, to fashion, from fingo, or rather figo, which appears to be the root of ...
21944 figurability FIGURABIL'ITY, n. The quality of being capable of a certain fixed or stable form.
21945 figurable FIG'URABLE, a. [from figure.] Capable of being brought to a certain fixed form or shape. Thus ...
21946 figural FIG'URAL, a. Represented by figure or delineation; as figural resemblances.Figural numbers, in ...
21947 figurate FIG'URATE, a. [L. figuratus.] 1. Of a certain determinate form.Plants are all figurate and ...
21948 figurated FIG'URATED, a. Having a determinate form.
21949 figuration FIGURA'TION, n.1. The act of giving figure or determinate form.2. Determination to a certain ...
21950 figurative FIG'URATIVE, a.1. Representing something else; representing by resemblance; typical.This they will ...
21951 figuratively FIG'URATIVELY, adv. By a figure; in a manner to exhibit ideas by resemblance; in a sense different ...
21953 figure-caster FIG'URE-CASTER,
21954 figure-flinger FIG'URE-FLINGER, n. A pretender to astrology.
21955 figure-stone FIG'URE-STONE, n. A name of the agalmatolite, or bildstein.
21952 figure FIG'URE, n. fig'ur. [L. figura, from figo, to fix or set. See Feign.]1. The form of any thing as ...
21956 figured FIG'URED, pp. 1. Represented by resemblance; adorned with figures; formed into a determinate ...
21957 figuring FIG'URING, ppr. Forming into determinate shape; representing by types or resemblances; adorning ...
21958 filaceous FILA'CEOUS, a. [L. filum, a thread.] Composed or consisting of threads.
21959 filacer FIL'ACER, n. An officer in the English Court of Common Pleas, so called from filing the writs on ...
21960 filament FIL'AMENT, n. [L. filamenta, threads, from filum.]A thread; a fiber. In anatomy and natural ...
21961 filamentous FILAMENT'OUS, a. Like a thread; consisting of fine filaments.
21962 filanders FIL'ANDERS, n.A disease in hawks, consisting of filaments of coagulated blood; also, small worms ...
21963 filatory FIL'ATORY, n. [from L. filum, a thread.] A machine which forms or spins threads.This manufactory ...
21964 filbert FIL'BERT, n. [L. avellana, with which the first syllable corresponds; fil, vel.]The fruit of the ...
21965 filch FILCH, v.t. [This word, like pilfer, is probably from the root of file, or peel, to strip or rub ...
21966 filched FILCH'ED, pp. Stolen; taken wrongfully from another; pillaged; pilfered.
21967 filcher FILCH'ER, n. A thief; one who is guilty of petty theft.
21968 filching FILCH'ING, ppr. Stealing; taking from another wrongfully; pilfering.
21969 filchingly FILCH'INGLY, adv. By pilfering; in a thievish manner.
21971 file-cutter FI'LE-CUTTER, n. A maker of files.
21972 file-leader FILE-LE'ADER, n. The soldier placed in the front of a file.
21970 file FILE, n. [L. filum. The primary sense is probably to draw out or extend, or to twist.]1. A ...
21973 filed FI'LED, pp. Placed on a line or wire; placed in a bundle and indorsed; smoothed or polished with a ...
21974 filemot FI'LEMOT, n. A yellowish brown color; the color of a faded leaf.
21975 filer FI'LER, n. One who uses a file in smoothing and polishing.
21976 filial FIL'IAL, a. [L. filius, a son, flia, a daughter.]1. Pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming a ...
21977 filiation FILIA'TION, n. [L. filius, a son.]1. The relation of a son or child to a father; correlative to ...
21978 filiform FIL'IFORM, n. [L. filum, a thread, and form.]Having the form of a thread or filament; of equal ...
21979 filigrane FIL'IGRANE, n. sometimes written filigree. [L. filum, a thread, and granum, a grain.]A kind of ...
21980 filigraned FIL'IGRANED, or FIL'IGREED, a. Ornamented with filigrane.
21981 filigreed FIL'IGRANED, or FIL'IGREED, a. Ornamented with filigrane.
21982 filing FI'LING, ppr. Placing on a string or wire, or in a bundle of papers; presenting for trial; ...
21983 filings FI'LINGS, n. plu. Fragments or particles rubbed off by the act of filing; as filings of iron.
21984 fill FILL, v.t. [Gr. allied perhaps to fold and felt; to stuff; L. pilus, pileus. We are told that the ...
21985 fillagree FILLAGREE. [See Filigrane.]
21986 filled FILL'ED, pp. Made full; supplied with abundance.
21987 filler FILL'ER, n. 1. One who fills; one whose employment is to fill vessels.They have six diggers to ...
21988 fillet FIL'LET, n. [L. filum.]1. A little band to tie about the hair of the head.A belt her waist, a ...
21989 fillibeg FIL'LIBEG, n. A little plaid; a dress reaching only to the knees, worn in the highlands of ...
21990 filling FILL'ING, ppr. Making full; supplying abundantly; growing full.FILL'ING, n.1. A making full; ...
21991 fillip FIL'LIP, v.t. [probably from the root of L. pello, like pelt. See Filly.]To strike with the nail ...
21992 filly FIL'LY, n. [L. filia, Eng. foal, a shoot, issue.]1. A female or mare colt; a young mare.2. A ...
21993 film FILM, n. [L. velamen, or from L. pellis.]A thin skin; a pellicle, as on the eye. In plants, it ...
21994 filmy FILM'Y, a. Composed of thin membranes or pellicles.Whose filmy cord should bind the struggling ...
21995 filter FIL'TER, n.A strainer; a piece of woolen cloth, paper or other substance, through which liquors are ...
21996 filtered FIL'TERED, pp. Strained; defecated by a filter.
21997 filtering FIL'TERING, ppr. Straining; defecating.
21998 filth FILTH, n. [See Foul and Defile.]1. Dirt; any foul matter; any thing that soils or defiles; waste ...
21999 filthily FILTH'ILY, adv. In a filthy manner; foully; grossly.
22000 filthiness FILTH'INESS, n.1. The state of being filthy.2. Foulness; dirtiness; filth; nastiness.Carry forth ...
22001 filthy FILTH'Y, a.1. Dirty; foul; unclean; nasty.2. Polluted; defiled by sinful practices; morally ...
22002 filtrate FIL'TRATE, v.t. [See Filter.]To filter; to defecate, as liquor, by straining or percolation.
22003 filtration FILTRA'TION, n. The act or process of filtering; defecation by passing liquors through woolen ...
22004 fimble-hemp FIMBLE-HEMP, n. [Female-hemp.] Light summer hemp that bears no seed.
22005 fimbriate FIM'BRIATE, a. [L. fimbria, a border or fringe.]In botany, fringed; having the edge surrounded by ...
22006 fimbriated FIM'BRIATED, a. In heraldry, ornamented, as an ordinary, with a narrow border or hem of another ...
22007 fin FIN, n. [L. pinna or penna. The sense is probably a shoot, or it is from diminishing. See ...
22008 finable FI'NABLE, a. [See Fine.] 1. That admits a fine.2. Subject to a fine or penalty; as a finable ...
22009 final FI'NAL, a. [L. finalis. See fine.]1. Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last ultimate; as the ...
22010 finally FI'NALLY, adv.1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly. The cause is expensive, but we ...
22011 finance FINANCE, n. finans'. [See Fine.]Revenue; income of a king or state.The United States, near the ...
22012 finances FINAN'CES, n. plu. 1. Revenue; funds in the public treasury, or accruing to it; public resources ...
22013 financial FINAN'CIAL, a. Pertaining to public revenue; as financial concerns or operations.
22014 financially FINAN'CIALLY, adv. In relation to finances or public revenue; in a manner to produce revenue.We ...
22015 financier FINANCIE'R, n. 1. An officer who receives and manages the public revenues; a treasurer.2. One ...
22016 finary FI'NARY, n. [from fine, refine.] In iron works, the second forge at the iron mill. [See Finery.]
22017 finch FINCH, n. A bird. But finch is used chiefly in composition; as chaffinch, goldfinch. These ...
22018 find FIND, v.t. pret. and pp. found. [L. venio; but in sense, with invenio. The primary sense is to ...
22019 finder FINDER, n. One who meets or falls on any thing; one that discovers what is lost or is unknown; one ...
22020 findfault FINDFAULT, n. A censurer; a caviller.
22021 findfaulting FINDFAULT'ING, a. Apt to censure; captious.
22022 finding FINDING, ppr. Discovering.FINDING, n.1. Discovery; the act of discovering.2. In law, the return ...
22023 findy FIN'DY, a. Full; heavy; or firm, solid, substantial. Obs.A cold May and a windy,Makes the barn ...
22024 fine FINE, a. 1. Small; thin; slender; minute; of very small diameter; as a fine thread; fine silk; a ...
22025 fined FI'NED, pp. 1. Refined; purified; defecated.2. Subjected to a pecuniary penalty.
22026 fineddrawing FI'NEDDRAWING, n. Rentering; a dextrous or nice sewing up the rents of cloths or stuffs.
22027 finedraw FI'NEDRAW, v.t. [find and draw.] To sew up a rent with so much nicety that it is not perceived.
22028 finedrawer FI'NEDRAWER, n. One who finedraws.
22029 finefingered FI'NEFINGERED, a. Nice in workmanship; dextrous at fine work.
22030 fineless FI'NELESS, a. Endless; boundless. [Not used.]
22031 finely FI'NELY, adv.1. In minute parts; as a substance finely pulverized.2. To a thin or sharp edge; as ...
22032 fineness FI'NENESS, n. 1. Thinness; smallness; slenderness; as the finances of a thread or silk. Hence.2. ...
22033 finer FI'NER, n. 1. One who refines or purifies. Prov. 25:4.2. a. Comparative of fine.
22034 finery FI'NERY, n. 1. Show; splendor; gaiety of colors or appearance; as the finery of a dress.2. Showy ...
22035 finespun FI'NESPUN, a. Drawn to a fine thread; minute; subtle.
22036 finess FINESS',
22037 finesse FINESSE, n. Artifice; stratagem; subtilty of contrivance to gain a point.
22038 finessing FINESS'ING, ppr. Practicing artifice to accomplish a purpose.
22039 finestill FI'NESTILL, v.t. To distill spirit from molasses,treacle or some preparation of saccharine matter.
22040 finestiller FI'NESTILLER, n. One who distills spirit from treacle or molasses.
22041 finestilling FI'NESTILLING, n. The operation of distilling spirit from molasses or treacle.
22042 finfish FIN'FISH, n. A species of slender whale.
22043 finfooted FIN'FOOTED, a. Having palmated feet, or feet with toes connected by a membrane.
22045 finger-board FIN'GER-BOARD, n. The board at the neck of a violin, guitar or the like, where the fingers act on ...
22046 finger-fern FIN'GER-FERN, n. A plant, asplenium.
22047 finger-shell FIN'GER-SHELL, n. A marine shell resembling a finger.
22048 finger-stone FIN'GER-STONE, n. A fossil resembling an arrow.
22044 finger FIN'GER, n. fing'ger.1. One of the extreme parts of the hand, a small member shooting to a point. ...
22049 fingered FIN'GERED, pp.1. Played on; handled; touched.2. a. Having fingers. In botany, digitate; having ...
22050 fingering FIN'GERING, ppr. Handling; touching lightly.FIN'GERING, n.1. The act of touching lightly or ...
22051 fingle-fangle FIN'GLE-FANGLE, n. A trifle. [Vulgar.]
22052 fingrigo FIN'GRIGO, n. A plant, of the genus Pisonia. The fruit is a kind of berry or plum.
22053 finical FIN'ICAL, a. [from fine.]1. Nice; spruce; foppish; pretending to a great nicety or superfluous ...
22054 finically FIN'ICALLY, adv. With great nicety or spruceness; foppishly.
22055 finicalness FIN'ICALNESS, n. Extreme nicety in dress or manners; foppishness.
22057 fining-pot FIN'ING-POT, n. A vessel in which metals are refined.
22056 fining FI'NING, ppr. [See Fine, the verb.]1. Clarifying; refining; purifying; defecating; separating ...
22058 finis FI'NIS, n. [L.] An end; conclusion.
22059 finish FIN'ISH, v.t. [L. finio, from finis, an end.]1. To arrive at the end of, in performance; to ...
22060 finished FIN'ISHED, pp.1. Completed; ended; done; perfected.2. a. Complete; perfect; polished to the ...
22061 finisher FIN'ISHER, n. 1. One who finishes; one who completely performs.2. One who puts an end to.3. One ...
22062 finishing FIN'ISHING, ppr. Completing; perfecting; bringing to an end.
22063 finite FI'NITE, a. [L. finitus, from finio, to finish, from finis, limit.]Having a limit; limited; ...
22064 finitely FI'NITELY, adv. Within limits; to a certain degree only.
22065 finiteness FI'NITENESS, n. Limitation; confinement within certain boundaries; as the finiteness of our ...
22066 finitude FIN'ITUDE, n. Limitation. [Not used.]
22067 finless FIN'LESS, a. [from fin.] Destitute of fins; as finless fish.
22068 finlike FIN'LIKE, a. Resembling a fin; as a finlike oar.
22069 finn FINN, n. A native of Finland, in Europe.
22070 finned FIN'NED, a. Having broad edges on either side; applied to a plow.
22071 finnikin FIN'NIKIN, n. A sort of pigeon, with a crest somewhat resembling the mane of a horse.
22072 finny FIN'NY, a. Furnished with fins; as finny fish; finny tribes; finny prey.
22073 finochio FINO'CHIO, n. A variety of fennel.
22074 finscale FIN'SCALE, n. A river fish, called the rudd.
22075 fipple FIP'PLE, n. [L. fibula.] A stopper. [Not in use.]
22077 fir-tree FIR-TREE. [See fir.]
22076 fir FIR, n.The name of several species of the genus Pinus; as the Scotch fir, the silver fir, spruce ...
22079 fire-arrow FI'RE-ARROW, n. A small iron dart, furnished with a match impregnated with powder and sulphur, ...
22080 fire-company FI'RE-COMPANY, n. A company of men for managing an engine to extinguish fires.
22081 fire-engine FI'RE-ENGINE, n. An engine for throwing water to extinguish fire and save buildings.
22082 fire-escape FIRE-ESCA'PE, n. A machine for escaping from windows, when houses are on fire.
22083 fire-office FI'RE-OFFICE, n. An office for making insurance against fire.
22084 fire-ordeal FIRE-ORDEAL, n. [See Ordeal.]
22078 fire FIRE, n. [The radical sense of fire is usually, to rush, to rage, to be violently agitated; and if ...
22085 firearms FI'REARMS, n. plu. Arms or weapons which expel their charge by the combustion of powder, as ...
22086 fireball FI'REBALL, n.1. A grenade; a ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown ...
22087 firebare FI'REBARE, n. In old writers, a beacon.
22088 firebarrel FI'REBARREL, n. A hollow cylinder used in fireships, to convey the fire to the shrouds.
22089 firebavin FI'REBAVIN, n. A bundle of brush-wood, used in fireships.
22090 fireblast FI'REBL'AST, n. A disease in hops, chiefly towards the later periods of their growth.
22091 firebote FI'REBOTE, n. Allowance of fuel, to which a tenant is entitled.
22092 firebrand FI'REBRAND, n. 1. A piece of wood kindled or on fire.2. An incendiary; one who inflames ...
22093 firebrick FI'REBRICK, n. A brick that will sustain intense heat without fusion.
22094 firebrush FI'REBRUSH, n. A brush used to sweep the hearth.
22095 firebucket FI'REBUCKET, n. A bucket to convey water to engines for extinguishing fire.
22096 fireclay FI'RECLAY, n. A kind of clay that will sustain intense heat, used in making firebricks.
22097 firecock FI'RECOCK, n. A cock or spout to let out water for extinguishing fire.
22098 firecross FI'RECROSS, n. Something used in Scotland as a signal to take arms; the ends being burnt black, ...
22099 fired FI'RED, pp. Set on fire; inflamed; kindled; animated; irritated.
22100 firedamp FI'REDAMP. [See Damp.]
22101 firedrake FI'REDRAKE, n.1. A fiery serpent.2. An ignis fatuus.
22102 fireflair FI'REFLAIR, n. A species of ray-fish or Raja.
22103 firefly FI'REFLY, n. A species of fly which has on its belly a spot which shines; and another species ...
22104 firehook FI'REHOOK, n. A large hook for pulling down building in conflagrations.
22105 firelock FI'RELOCK, n. A musket, or other gun, with a lock, which is discharged by striking fire with flint ...
22106 fireman FI'REMAN, n.1. A man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns.2. A man of violent passions. ...
22107 firemaster FI'REM'ASTER, n. An officer of artillery who superintends the composition of fireworks.
22108 firenew FI'RENEW, a. Fresh from the forge; bright.
22109 firepan FI'REPAN, n. A pan for holding or conveying fire. Ex. 28.
22110 fireplace FI'REPLACE, n. The part of a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth.
22111 fireplug FI'REPLUG, n. A plug for drawing water from a pipe to extinguish fire.
22112 firepot FI'REPOT, n. A small earthen pot filled with combustibles, used in military operations.
22113 firer FI'RER, n. One who sets fire to any thing; an incendiary.
22114 fireship FI'RESHIP, n. A vessel filled with combustibles and furnished with grappling irons to hook and set ...
22115 fireshovel FI'RESHOVEL, n. A shovel or instrument for taking up or removing coals of fire.
22116 fireside FIRESIDE, n. A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.
22117 firestick FI'RESTICK, n. A lighted stick or brand.
22118 firestone FI'RESTONE, n.1. A fossil, the pyrite. [See Pyrite.]2. A kind of freestone which bears a high ...
22119 fireward FIREWARD,
22120 firewarden FIREWARDEN, n. An officer who has authority to direct others in the extinguishing of fires.
22121 firewood FI'REWOOD, n. Wood for fuel.
22122 firework FI'REWORK, n. Usually in the plural, fireworks.Preparations of gun-powder, sulphur and other ...
22123 fireworker FI'REWORKER, n. An officer of artillery subordinate to the firemaster.
22125 firing-iron FI'RING-IRON, n. An instrument used in farriery to discuss swellings and knots.
22124 firing FI'RING, ppr. Setting fire to; kindling; animating; exciting; inflaming; discharging ...
22126 firk FIRK, v.t. To beat; to whip; to chastise. [Not used.]
22127 firkin FIRKIN, n. fur'kin.A measure of capacity, being the fourth part of a barrel. It is nine gallons ...
22128 firlot FIR'LOT, n. A dry measure used in Scotland. The oat firlot contains 21 1/4 pints of that country; ...
22129 firm FIRM, a. ferm. [L. firmus. This is the root of L. ferrum, iron.]1. Properly, fixed; hence, ...
22130 firmament FIRMAMENT, n. ferm'ament. [L. firmamentum, from firmus, firmo.]The region of the air; the sky or ...
22131 firmamental FIRMAMENT'AL, a. Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.
22132 firman FIR'MAN, n. An Asiatic word, denoting a passport, permit, license, or grant of privileges.
22133 firmed FIRMED, pp. ferm'ed. Established; confirmed.
22134 firming FIRMING, ppr. ferm'ing, Settling; making firm and stable.
22135 firmitude FIRMITUDE, n. ferm'itude. Strength; solidity. [Not in use.]
22136 firmity FIRMITY, n. ferm'ity. Strength; firmness. [Not used.]
22137 firmless FIRMLESS, a. ferm'less. Detached from substance. Does passion still the firmless mind control.
22138 firmly FIRMLY, ad. ferm'ly.1. Solidly; compactly; closely; as particles of matter firmly cohering.2. ...
22139 firmness FIRM'NESS, n. ferm'ness.1. Closeness or denseness of texture or structure; compactness; hardness; ...
22141 first-begotten FIRST-BEGOT'TEN, a. First produced; the eldest of children.
22142 first-born FIRST'-BORN, a.1. First brought forth; first in the order of nativity; eldest; as the first-born ...
22143 first-created FIRST-CREA'TED, a. Created before any other.
22144 first-fruit FIRST-FRUIT,
22145 first-fruits FIRST-FRUITS, n.1. The fruit or produce first matured and collected in any season. Of these the ...
22146 first-rate FIRST'-RATE, a. 1. Of the highest excellence; preeminent; as a first-rate scholar or painter.2. ...
22140 first FIRST, a. furst. [See fare and for.]1. Advanced before or further than any other in progression; ...
22147 firstling FIRST'LING, a. First produced; as firstling males. Deut. 15.FIRST'LING, n. 1. The first produce ...
22148 fisc FISC, n. [L. fiscus. Fiscus, signifies a basket or hanaper, probably from the twigs which ...
22149 fiscal FISC'AL, a. Pertaining to the public treasury or revenue.The fiscal arrangement of ...
22150 fish FISH, n. [L. piscis.]1. An animal that lives in water. Fish is a general name for a class of ...
22151 fisher FISH'ER, n1. One who is employed in catching fish.2. A species of weasel.
22152 fisherboat FISH'ERBOAT, n. A boat employed in catching fish.
22153 fisherman FISH'ERMAN, n.1. One whose occupation is to catch fish.2. A ship or vessel employed in the ...
22154 fishertown FISH'ERTOWN, n. A town inhabited by fishermen.
22155 fishery FISH'ERY, n.1. The business of catching fish.2. A place for catching fish with nets or hooks, as ...
22156 fishful FISH'FUL, a. Abounding with fish; as a fishful pond.
22157 fishgig FISH'GIG,
22158 fishhook FISH'HOOK, n. A hook for catching fish.
22160 fishing-frog FISH'ING-FROG, n. The toad-fish, or Lophius, whose head is larger than the body.
22161 fishing-place FISH'ING-PLACE, n. A place where fishes are caught with seines; a convenient place for fishing; a ...
22159 fishing FISH'ING, ppr. Attempting to catch fish; searching; seeking to draw forth by artifice or ...
22162 fishkettle FISH'KETTLE, n. A kettle made long for boiling fish whole.
22163 fishlike FISH'LIKE, a. Resembling fish.
22164 fishmarket FISH'MARKET, n. A place where fish are exposed for sale.
22165 fishmeal FISH'MEAL, n. A meal of fish; diet on fish; abstemious diet.
22166 fishmonger FISH'MONGER, n. A seller of fish; a dealer in fish.
22167 fishpond FISH'POND, n. A pond in which fishes are bred and kept.
22168 fishroom FISH'ROOM, n. An apartment in a ship between the after-hold and the spirit room.
22169 fishspear FISH'SPEAR, n. A spear for taking fish by stabbing them.
22170 fishwife FISH'WIFE, n. A woman that cries fish for sale.
22171 fishwoman FISH'WOMAN, n. A woman who sells fish.
22172 fishy FISH'Y, a.1. Consisting of fish.2. Inhabited by fish; as the fishy flood.3. Having the qualities ...
22173 fissile FIS'SILE, a. [L. fissilis, from fissus, divided, from findo, to split.]That may be split, cleft or ...
22174 fissility FISSIL'ITY, n. The quality of admitting to be cleft.
22175 fissiped FIS'SIPED, a. [L. fissus, divided, and pes, foot.] Having separate toes.FIS'SIPED, n. An animal ...
22176 fissure FIS'SURE, n. fish'ure. [L. fissura, from findo, to split.]1. A cleft; a narrow chasm made by the ...
22177 fissured FIS'SURED, pp. Cleft; divided; cracked.
22178 fist FIST, n. The hand clinched; the hand with the fingers doubled into the palm.FIST, v.t.1. To ...
22179 fisticuffs FIST'ICUFFS, n. [fist and cuff.] Blows or a combat with the fist; a boxing.
22180 fistula FIS'TULA, n. [L.; Eng. whistle.]1. Properly, a pipe; a wind instrument of music, originally a ...
22181 fistular FIS'TULAR, a. Hollow, like a pipe or reed.
22182 fistulate FIS'TULATE, v.i. To become a pipe or fistula.
22183 fistuliform FIS'TULIFORM, a. [fistula and form.] Being in round hollow columns, as a mineral.Stalactite often ...
22184 fistulous FIS'TULOUS, a. Having the form or nature of a fistula; as a fistulous ulcer.
22185 fit FIT, n. [L. peto, impeto, to assult, or to Eng. pet, and primarily to denote a rushing on or ...
22186 fitch FITCH, n. A chick-pea.
22187 fitchet FITCH'ET,
22188 fitchew FITCH'EW, n. A polecat; a foumart.
22189 fitful FIT'FUL, a. Varied by paroxysms; full of fits.
22190 fitly FIT'LY, adv. 1. Suitably; properly; with propriety. A maxim fitly applied.2. Commodiously; ...
22191 fitment FIT'MENT, n. Something adapted to a purpose. [Not used.]
22192 fitness FIT'NESS, n.1. Suitableness; adaptedness; adaptation; as the fitness of things to their use.2. ...
22193 fitted FIT'TED, pp. Made suitable; adapted; prepared; qualified.
22194 fitter FIT'TER, n. One who makes fit or suitable; one who adapts; one who prepares.
22195 fitting FIT'TING, ppr. Making suitable; adapting; preparing; qualifying; providing with.
22196 fittingly FIT'TINGLY, adv. Suitably.
22197 fitz FITZ, Norm. fites, fuz or fiz, a son, is used in names, as in Fitzherbert, Fitzroy, Carlovitz.
22198 five FIVE, a.Four and one added; the half of ten; as five men; five loaves. Like other adjectives, it ...
22199 fivebar FI'VEBAR,
22200 fivebarred FI'VEBARRED, a. Having five bars; as a fivebarred gate.
22201 fivecleft FI'VECLEFT, a. Quinquefid; divided into five segments.
22202 fivefold FI'VEFOLD, a. In fives; consisting of five in one; five-double; five times repeated.
22203 fiveleaf FI'VELEAF, n. Cinquefoil.
22204 fiveleafed FI'VELEAFED, a. Having five leaves; as fiveleafed clover, or cinquefoil.
22205 fivelobed FI'VELOBED, a. Consisting of five lobes.
22206 fiveparted FI'VEPARTED, a. Divided into five parts.
22207 fives FIVES, n. A kind of play with a ball.
22208 fivetoothed FI'VETOOTHED, a. Having five teeth.
22209 fivevalved FI'VEVALVED, a. Having five valves.
22210 fix FIX, v.t. [L. firus, figo.]1. To make stable; to set or establish immovably. The universe is ...
22211 fixable FIX'ABLE, a. That may be fixed, established, or rendered firm.
22212 fixation FIXA'TION, n. 1. The act of fixing.2. Stability; firmness; steadiness; a state of being ...
22213 fixed FIX'ED, pp. Settled; established; firm; fast; stable.Fixed air, an invisible and permanently ...
22214 fixedly FIX'EDLY, adv. Firmly; in a settled or established manner; steadfastly.
22215 fixedness FIX'EDNESS, n. 1. A state of being fixed; stability; firmness; steadfastness; as a fixedness in ...
22216 fixidity FIXID'ITY, n. Fixedness. [Not used.]
22217 fixity FIX'ITY, n. Fixedness; coherence of parts; that property of bodies by which they resist ...
22218 fixture FIX'TURE, n.1. Position.2. Fixedness; firm pressure; as the fixture of the foot.3. Firmness; ...
22219 fixure FIX'URE, n. Position; stable pressure; firmness. [Little used.]
22220 fizgig FIZ'GIG, n. An instrument used for striking fish at sea, consisting of a staff with barbed prongs, ...
22221 fizz FIZZ,
22222 fizzle FIZ'ZLE, v.i. To make a hissing sound.
22223 flabbiness FLAB'BINESS, n. [See Flabby.] A soft, flexible state of a substance, which renders it easily ...
22224 flabby FLAB'BY, a.Soft; yielding to the touch and easily moved or shaken; easily bent; hanging loose by ...
22225 flaccid FLAC'CID, a. [L. flaccidus, from flacceo, to hand down, to flag.]Soft and weak; limber; lax; ...
22226 flaccidity FLACCID'ITY, n. Laxity; limberness: want of firmness or stiffness.
22227 flaccidness FLAC'CIDNESS,
22228 flag FLAG, v.i. [L. flacceo. See Flaccid. The sense is primarily to bend, or rather to recede, to ...
22229 flagbroom FLAG'BROOM, n. A broom for sweeping flags.
22230 flagelet FLAG'ELET, n. [L. flatus, by corruption or Gr. oblique, and a flute.]A small flute; a small wind ...
22231 flagellant FLAG'ELLANT, n. [L. flagellans, from flagello, to flog.]One who whips himself in religious ...
22232 flagellate FLAG'ELLATE, v.t. To whip; to scourge.
22233 flagellation FLAGELLA'TION, n. [L. flagello, to beat or whip, to flog, from flagellum, a whip, scourge or ...
22234 flagged FLAG'GED, pp. Laid with flat stones.
22235 flagginess FLAG'GINESS, n. Laxity; limberness; want of tension.
22236 flagging FLAG'GING, ppr. Growing weak; drooping; laying with flat stones.
22237 flaggy FLAG'GY, a.1. Weak; flexible; limber; not stiff.2. Weak in taste; insipid; as a flaggy apple.3. ...
22238 flagitious FLAGI'TIOUS, a. [L. flagitium, a scandalous crime, probably from the root of flagrant.]1. Deeply ...
22239 flagitiously FLAGI'TIOUSLY, adv. With extreme wickedness.
22240 flagitiousness FLAGI'TIOUSNESS, n. Extreme wickedness; villainy.
22241 flagon FLAG'ON, n. [L. lagena; Gr.]A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying ...
22242 flagrancy FLA'GRANCY, n. [See Flagrant.] 1. A burning; great heat; inflammation. Obs.Lust causeth a ...
22243 flagrant FLA'GRANT, a. [L. flagrans, from flagro, to burn; Gr.]1. Burning; ardent; eager; as flagrant ...
22244 flagrantly FLA'GRANTLY, adv. Ardently; notoriously.
22245 flagrate FLA'GRATE, v.t. To burn. [Little used.]
22246 flagration FLAGRA'TION, n. A burning. [Little used.]
22247 flagstone FLAG'STONE, n. A flat stone for pavement.
22248 flagworm FLAG'WORM, n. A worm or grub found among flags and sedge.
22249 flail FLA'IL, n. [L. flagellum. We retain the original verb in flog, to strike, to lay on, L. fligo, ...
22251 flake-white FLAKE-WHITE, n. Oxyd of bismuth.
22250 flake FLAKE, n. [L. floccus; Gr. Flake and flock are doubtless the same word, varied in orthography, ...
22252 flaky FLA'KY, a.1. Consisting of flakes or locks; consisting of small loose masses.2. Lying in flakes; ...
22253 flam FLAM, n. A freak or whim; also, a falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext; deception; delusion.Lies ...
22254 flambeau FLAM'BEAU, n. flam'bo. [L. flamma, flame.]A light or luminary made of thick wicks covered with ...
22255 flame FLAME, n. [L. flamma.]1. A blaze; burning vapor; vapor in combustion; or according to modern ...
22256 flamecolor FLA'MECOLOR, n. Bright color, as that of flame.
22257 flamecolored FLA'MECOLORED, a. Of the color of flame; of a bright yellow color.
22258 flameeyed FLA'MEEYED, a. Having eyes like a flame.
22259 flameless FLA'MELESS, a. Destitute of flame; without incense.
22260 flamen FLA'MEN, n. [L.] 1. In ancient Rome, a priest. Originally there were three priests so called; ...
22261 flaming FLA'MING, ppr. 1. Burning in flame.2. a. Bright; red. Also, violent; vehement; as a flaming ...
22262 flamingly FLA'MINGLY, adv. Most brightly; with great show or vehemence.
22263 flamingo FLAMIN'GO, n.A fowl constituting the genus Phoenicopterus, of the grallic order. The beak is ...
22264 flaminical FLAMIN'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a Roman flamen.
22265 flammability FLAMMABIL'ITY, n. The quality of admitting to be set on fire, or enkindled into a flame or blaze; ...
22266 flammable FLAM'MABLE, a. Capable of being enkindled into flame.
22267 flammation FLAMMA'TION, n. The act of setting on flame.The three last words are little used. Instead of them ...
22268 flammeous FLAM'MEOUS, a. Consisting of flame; like flame.
22269 flammiferous FLAMMIF'EROUS, a. [L. flamma and fero, to bring.] Producing flame.
22270 flammivomous FLAMMIV'OMOUS, a. [L. flamma and vomo, to vomit.] Vomiting flames, as a volcano.
22271 flamy FLA'MY, a. [from flame.]1. Blazing; burning; as flamy breath.2. Having the nature of flame; as ...
22272 flank FLANK, n. [Eng. flag. Gr. probably connected with lank, and so called from its laxity, or from ...
22273 flanked FLANK'ED, pp. Attacked on the side; covered or commanded on the flank.
22274 flanker FLANK'ER, n. A fortification projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body.FLANK'ER, ...
22275 flannel FLAN'NEL, n. [L. lana.]A soft nappy woolen cloth of loose texture.
22276 flap FLAP, n. [L. alapa, a slap. It seems difficult to separate flap from clap, slap, flabby, lap, ...
22277 flapdragon FLAP'DRAGON, n. 1. A play in which they catch raisins out of burning brandy, and extinguishing ...
22278 flapeared FLAP'EARED, a. Having broad loose ears.
22279 flapjack FLAP'JACK, n. An apple-puff.
22280 flapmouthed FLAP'MOUTHED, a. Having loose hanging lips.
22281 flapped FLAP'PED, pp. Struck with something broad, let down; having the brim fallen, as a flapped hat.
22282 flapper FLAP'PER, n. One who flaps another.
22283 flapping FLAP'PING, ppr. Striking; beating; moving something broad; as flapping wings. The ducks run ...
22284 flare FLARE, v.i. [If this word is not contracted, it may be allied to clear, glare, glory, L. floreo, ...
22285 flaring FLA'RING, ppr. or a.1. Burning with a wavering light; fluttering; glittering; showy.2. Opening; ...
22286 flash FLASH, n. 1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and ...
22287 flasher FLASH'ER, n.1. A man of more appearance of wit than reality.2. A rower. [Not in use.]
22288 flashily FLASH'ILY, adv. With empty show; with a sudden glare; without solidity of wit or thought.
22289 flashing FLASH'ING, ppr. Bursting forth as a flood of light, or of flame and light, or as wit, mirth or ...
22290 flashy FLASH'Y, a.1. Showy, but empty; dazzling for a moment, but not solid; as flashy wit.2. Showy; ...
22291 flask 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 ...
22292 flasket FL'ASKET, n. 1. A vessel in which viands are served up.2. A long shallow basket.
22294 flat-bottomed FLAT'-BOTTOMED, a. Having a flat bottom, as a boat, or a moat in fortification.
22293 flat FLAT, a. [L. latus, broad; Gr.; Eng. blade.]1. Having an even surface, without risings or ...
22295 flative FLA'TIVE, a. [L. flatus, from flo, to blow.] Producing wind; flatulent. [Not in use.]
22296 flatlong FLAT'LONG, adv. With the flat side downward; not edgewise.
22297 flatly FLAT'LY, adv.1. Horizontally; without inclination.2. Evenly; without elevations and ...
22298 flatness FLAT'NESS, n.1. Evenness of surface; levelness; equality of surface.2. Want of relief or ...
22299 flatted FLAT'TED, pp. Made flat; rendered even on the surface; also, rendered vapid or insipid.
22300 flatten FLAT'TEN, v.t. flat'n.1. To make flat; to reduce to an equal or even surface; to level.2. To ...
22301 flattening FLAT'TENING, ppr. Making flat.
22302 flatter FLAT'TER, n. The person or thing by which any thing is flattened.FLAT'TER, v.t. [Flatter may be ...
22303 flattered FLAT'TERED, pp. Soothed by praise; pleased by commendation; gratified with hopes, false or well ...
22304 flatterer FLAT'TERER, n. One who flatters; a fawner; a wheedler; one who praises another, with a view to ...
22305 flattering FLAT'TERING, ppr.1. Gratifying with praise; pleasing by applause; wheedling; coaxing.2. a. ...
22306 flatteringly FLAT'TERINGLY, adv.1. In a flattering manner; in a manner to flatter.2. In a manner to favor; ...
22307 flattery FLAT'TERY, n. 1. False praise; commendation bestowed for the purpose of gaining favor and ...
22308 flattish FLAT'TISH, a. [from flat.] Somewhat flat; approaching to flatness.
22309 flatulence FLAT'ULENCE,
22310 flatulency FLAT'ULENCY, n. [See Flatulent.]1. Windiness in the stomach; air generated in a weak stomach and ...
22311 flatulent FLAT'ULENT, a. [L. flatulentus, flatus, from flo, to blow.]1. Windy; affected with air generated ...
22312 flatuosity FLATUOS'ITY, n. Windiness; fullness of air; flatulence. [Not used.]
22313 flatuous FLAT'UOUS, a. [L. flatuosus.] Windy; generating wind. [Not used.]
22314 flatus FLA'TUS, n. [L. from flo, to blow.]1. A breath; a puff of wind.2. Wind generated in the stomach ...
22315 flatwise FLAT'WISE, a. or adv. [from flat.] With the flat side downward or next to another object; not ...
22316 flaunt FL'AUNT, v.i. [I know not whence we have this word. From the root L. bearing the sense of ...
22317 flaunting FL'AUNTING, ppr. Making an ostentatious display.
22318 flavor FLA'VOR, n.The quality of a substance which affects the taste or smell, in any manner. We say, the ...
22319 flavored FLA'VORED, a. Having a quality that affects the sense of tasting or smelling; as high-flavored ...
22320 flavorless FLA'VORLESS, a. Without flavor; tasteless; having no smell or taste.
22321 flavorous FLA'VOROUS, a. Pleasant to the taste or smell
22322 flavous FLA'VOUS, a. [L. flavus.] Yellow. [Not used.]
22323 flaw FLAW, n. [Gr. seems to be contracted .1. A breach; a crack; a defect made by breaking or ...
22324 flawed FLAW'ED, pp. Broken; cracked.
22325 flawing FLAW'ING, ppr. Breaking; cracking.
22326 flawless FLAW'LESS, a. Without cracks; without defect.
22327 flawn FLAWN, n. A sort of custard or pie. [Obs.]
22328 flawter FLAW'TER, v.t. To scrape or pare a skin. [Not used.]
22329 flawy FLAW'Y,1. Full of flaws or cracks; broken; defective; faulty.2. Subject to sudden gusts of wind.
22330 flax FLAX, n.1. A plant of the genus Linum, consisting of a single slender stalk, the skin or herl of ...
22331 flaxcomb FLAX'COMB, n. An instrument with teeth through which flax is drawn for separating from it the tow ...
22332 flaxdresser FLAX'DRESSER, n. One who breaks and swingles flax.
22333 flaxen FLAX'EN, a.1. Made of flax; as flaxen thread.2. Resembling flax; of the color of flax; fair, ...
22334 flaxplant FLAX'PLANT, n. The Phormium, a plant in New Zealand that serves the inhabitants for flax.
22335 flaxraiser FLAX'RAISER, n. One who raises flax.
22336 flaxseed FLAX'SEED, n. The seed of flax.
22337 flaxy FLAX'Y, a. Like flax; being of a light color; fair.
22338 flay FLAY, v.t. [Gr. whence bark, rind; probably a contracted word.]1. To skin; to strip off the skin ...
22339 flayed FLA'YED, pp. Skinned; stripped of the skin.
22340 flayer FLA'YER, n. One who strips off the skin.
22341 flaying FLA'YING, ppr. Stripping off the skin.
22342 flea FLEA, n. [See Flee and Fly.]An insect of the genus Pulex. It has two eyes and six feet; the ...
22343 fleabane FLE'ABANE, n. A plant of the genus Conyza.
22344 fleabite FLE'ABITE,
22345 fleabiting FLE'ABITING, n. 1. The bite of a flea, or the red spot caused by the bite.2. A trifling wound or ...
22346 fleabitten FLE'ABITTEN, a. 1. Bitten or stung by a flea.2. Mean; worthless; of low birth or station.
22347 fleak FLEAK, A lock. [See Flake.]
22348 fleam FLEAM, n.In surgery and farriery, a sharp instrument used for opening veins for letting blood.
22349 fleawort FLE'AWORT, n. A plant.
22350 fleck FLECK,
22351 flecker FLECK'ER, v.t.To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.Both flecked with white, the ...
22352 flection FLEC'TION, n. [L. flectio.] The act of bending, or state of being bent.
22353 flector FLEC'TOR, n. A flexor, which see.
22354 fled FLED, pret. and pp. of flee; as, truth has fled.
22355 fledge FLEDGE, a. flej.Feathered; furnished with fethers or wings; able to fly.His locks behind, ...
22356 fledged FLEDG'ED, pp. Furnished with fethers for flight; covered with fethers.
22357 fledging FLEDG'ING, ppr. Furnishing with fethers for flight.
22358 flee FLEE, v.i.1. To run with rapidity, as from danger; to attempt to escape; to hasten from danger or ...
22359 fleece FLEECE, n. flees. [L. vellus, from vello, to pluck or tear off.]The coat of wool shorn from a ...
22360 fleeced FLEE'CED, pp. Stripped by severe exactions.FLEE'CED, a. Furnished with a fleece or with fleeces; ...
22361 fleecer FLEE'CER, n. One who strips or takes by severe exactions.
22362 fleecing FLEE'CING, ppr. Stripping of money or property by severe demands of fees, taxes or contributions.
22363 fleecy FLEE'CY, a.1. Covered with wool; woolly; as a fleecy flock.2. Resembling wool or a fleece; soft; ...
22364 fleer FLEER, v.i. 1. To deride; to sneer; to mock; to gibe; to make a wry face in contempt, or to grin ...
22365 fleerer FLEE'RER, n. a mocker; a fawner.
22366 fleering FLEE'RING, ppr. Deriding; mocking; counterfeiting an air of civility.
22367 fleet FLEET, in English names, denotes a flood, a creek or inlet, a bay or estuary, or a river; as in ...
22368 fleetfoot FLEE'TFOOT, a. Swift of foot; running or able to run with rapidity.
22370 fleeting-dish FLEE'TING-DISH, n. A skimming bowl. [Local.]
22369 fleeting FLEE'TING, ppr.1. Passing rapidly; flying with velocity.2. a. Transient; not durable; as the ...
22371 fleetly FLEE'TLY, adv. Rapidly; lightly and nimbly; swiftly.
22372 fleetness FLEE'TNESS, n. Swiftness; rapidity; velocity; celerity; speed; as the fleetness of a horse or a ...
22373 fleming FLEM'ING, n. A native of Flanders, or the Low Countries in Europe.
22374 flemish FLEM'ISH, a. Pertaining to Flanders.
22375 flesh FLESH, n. [I know not the primary sense; it may be soft.]1. A compound substance forming a large ...
22376 fleshbroth FLESH'BROTH, n. Broth made by boiling flesh in water.
22377 fleshbrush FLESH'BRUSH, n. A brush for exciting action in the skin by friction.
22378 fleshcolor FLESH'COLOR, n. The color of flesh; carnation.
22379 fleshcolored FLESH'COLORED, a. Being of the color of flesh.
22380 fleshdiet FLESH'DIET, n. Food consisting of flesh.
22381 fleshed FLESH'ED, pp. 1. Initiated; accustomed; glutted.2. Fat; fleshy.
22382 fleshfly FLESH'FLY, n. A fly that feeds on flesh, and deposits her eggs in it.
22383 fleshhook FLESH'HOOK, n. A hook to draw flesh from a pot or caldron. 1Sam. 2.
22384 fleshiness FLESH'INESS, n. [from fleshy.] Abundance of flesh or fat in animals; plumpness; corpulence; ...
22385 fleshing FLESH'ING, ppr. Initiating; making familiar; glutting.
22386 fleshless FLESH'LESS, a. Destitute of flesh; lean.
22387 fleshliness FLESH'LINESS, n. Carnal passions and appetites.
22388 fleshly FLESH'LY, a.1. Pertaining to the flesh; corporeal.2. Carnal; worldly; lascivious.Abstain from ...
22389 fleshmeat FLESH'MEAT, n. Animal food; the flesh of animals prepared or used for food.
22390 fleshment FLESH'MENT, n. Eagerness gained by a successful initiation.
22391 fleshmonger FLESH'MONGER, n. One who deals in flesh; a procurer; a pimp. [Little used.]
22392 fleshpot FLESH'POT, A vessel in which flesh is cooked; hence, plenty of provisions. Ex. 16.
22393 fleshquake FLESH'QUAKE, n. A trembling of the flesh. [Not used.]
22394 fleshy FLESH'Y, a.1. Full of flesh; plump; musculous.The sole of his foot is fleshy.2. Fat; gross; ...
22395 flet FLET, pp. of fleet. Skimmed. [Not used.]
22396 fletch FLETCH, v.t. To fether an arrow.
22397 fletcher FLETCH'ER, n. An arrow-maker; a manufacturer of bows and arrows. hence the name of Fletcher. But ...
22398 fletz FLETZ, a. In geology, the fletz formations, so called, consist of rocks which lie immediately over ...
22399 flew FLEW, pret. of fly.The people flew upon the spoil. 1Sam. 14.
22400 flewed FLEW'ED, a. Chapped; mouthed; deep-mouthed.
22401 flexanimous FLEXAN'IMOUS, a. [from L.] Having power to change the mind. [Not used.]
22402 flexibility FLEXIBIL'ITY, n. [See Flexible.]1. The quality of admitting to be bent; pliancy; flexibleness; as ...
22403 flexible FLEX'IBLE, a. [L. flexibilis, from flecto, flexi, to bend, plico.]1. That may be bent; capable of ...
22404 flexibleness FLEX'IBLENESS, n. 1. Possibility to be bent or turned from a straight line or form without ...
22405 flexile FLEX'ILE, a. [L. flexilis.] Pliant; pliable; easily bent; yielding to power, impulse or moral ...
22406 flexion FLEX'ION, n. [L. flexio.] 1. The act of bending.2. A bending; a part bent; a fold.3. A turn; a ...
22407 flexor FLEX'OR, n. In anatomy, a muscle whose office is to bend the part to which it belongs, in ...
22408 flexuous FLEX'UOUS, a. [L. flexuosus.]1. Winding; having turns or windings; as a flexuous rivulet.2. ...
22409 flexure FLEX'URE, n. [L. flexura.] 1. A winding or bending; the form of bending; as the flexure of a ...
22410 flicker FLICK'ER, v.i.1. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying; to strike rapidly with the ...
22411 flickering FLICK'ERING, ppr. 1. Fluttering; flapping the wings without flight.2. a. With amorous motions of ...
22412 flickermouse FLICK'ERMOUSE, n. The bat.
22413 flier FLI'ER, n. [See Fly. It ought to be flyer.]1. One that flies or flees.2. A runaway; a ...
22415 flight-shot FLIGHT-SHOT, n. The distance which an arrow flies.
22414 flight FLIGHT, n. [See Fly.]1. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected ...
22416 flightness FLIGHTNESS, n. The state of being flighty; wildness; slight delirium.
22417 flighty FLIGHTY, a.1. Fleeting; swift.The flighty purpose never is o'ertook.2. Wild; indulging the ...
22418 flimflam FLIM'FLAM, n. A freak; a trick.
22419 flimsiness FLIM'SINESS, n. State or quality of being flimsy; thin, weak texture; weakness; want of substance ...
22420 flimsy FLIM'SY, a. s as z. [The word is retained by the common people in New England in limsy, weak, ...
22421 flinch FLINCH, v.i. [I have not found this word in any other language; but the sense of it occurs in ...
22422 flincher FLINCH'ER, n. One who flinches or fails.
22423 flinching FLINCH'ING, ppr. Failing to undertake, perform or proceed; shrinking; withdrawing.
22424 flinder FLIN'DER, n. A small piece or splinter; a fragment.[This seems to be splinter, without the ...
22425 fling FLING, v.t. pret. and pp. flung. [L. lego legare.]1. To cast, send or throw from the hand; to ...
22426 flinger FLING'ER, n. One who flings; one who jeers.
22427 flinging FLING'ING, ppr. Throwing; casting; jeering.
22428 flint FLINT, n.1. In natural history, a sub-species of quartz, of a yellowish or bluish gray, or grayish ...
22429 flintheart FLINT'HEART,
22430 flinthearted FLINT'HEARTED, a. Having a hard, unfeeling heart.
22431 flinty FLINT'Y, a. 1. Consisting of flint; as a flinty rock.2. Like flint; very hard, not impressible; ...
22432 flip FLIP, n. A mixed liquor consisting of beer and spirit sweetened.
22433 flipdog FLIP'DOG, n. An iron used, when heated, to warm flip.
22434 flippancy FLIP'PANCY, n. [See Flippant.] Smoothness and rapidity of speech; volubility of tongue; fluency ...
22435 flippant FLIP'PANT, a. [L. labor, to slide or slip, and to liber, free.]1. Of smoother, fluent and rapid ...
22436 flippantly FLIP'PANTLY, adv. Fluently; with ease and volubility of speech.
22437 flippantness FLIP'PANTNESS, n. fluency of speech; volubility of tongue; flippancy.[This is not a low, vulgar ...
22438 flirt FLIRT, v.t. flurt. [This word evidently belongs to the root of L. floreo, or ploro, signifying to ...
22439 flirtation FLIRTA'TION, n. 1. A flirting; a quick sprightly motion.2. Desire of attracting notice. [A cant ...
22440 flirted FLIRT'ED, pp. Thrown with a sudden jerk.
22441 flirting FLIRT'ING, ppr. Throwing; jerking; tossing; darting about; rambling and changing place hastily.
22442 flit FLIT, v.i. [Heb. It is undoubtedly from the same root as fleet, which see.]1. To fly away with a ...
22443 flitch FLITCH, n.The side of a hog salted and cured.
22444 flitter FLIT'TER, v.i. To flutter, which see.FLIT'TER, n. A rag; a tatter. [See Fritter.]
22445 flittermouse FLIT'TERMOUSE, n. [Flit, flitter and mouse.]A bat; an animal that has the fur of a mouse, and ...
22446 flittiness FLIT'TINESS, n. [from flit.] Unsteadiness; levity; lightness.
22447 flitting FLIT'TING, ppr. Flying rapidly; fluttering; moving swiftly.FLIT'TING, n. A flying with lightness ...
22448 flitty FLIT'TY, a. Unstable; fluttering.
22449 flix FLIX, n. Down; fur. [Not used.]
22450 flixweed FLIX'WEED, n. The Sisymbrium sophia, a species of water-cresses, growing on walls and waste ...
22451 flo FLO, n. An arrow. [Not in use.]
22453 float-board FLO'AT-BOARD, n. A board of the water-wheel of undershot mills, which receives the impulse of the ...
22452 float FLOAT, n.1. That which swims or is borne on water; as a float of weeds and rushes. But ...
22454 floatage FLO'ATAGE, n. Any thing that floats on the water.
22455 floated FLO'ATED, pp.1. Flooded; overflowed.2. Borne on water.
22456 floater FLO'ATER, n. One that floats or swims.
22458 floating-bridge FLOAT'ING-BRIDGE, n.1. In the United States, a bridge, consisting of logs or timber with a floor ...
22457 floating FLO'ATING, ppr. 1. Swimming; conveying on water; overflowing.2. Lying flat on the surface of the ...
22459 floatstone FLO'ATSTONE, n. Swimming flint, spungiform quartz, a mineral of a spungy texture, of a whitish ...
22460 floaty FLO'ATY, a. Buoyant; swimming on the surface; light.
22461 flocculence FLOC'CULENCE, n. [L. flocculus, floccus. See Flock.]The state of being in locks or flocks; ...
22462 flocculent FLOC'CULENT, a. Coalescing and adhering in locks or flakes.I say the liquor is broken to ...
22463 flock FLOCK, n. [L. floccus. It is the same radically as flake, and applied to wool or hair, we write ...
22464 flocking FLOCK'ING, ppr. Collecting or running together in a crowd.
22465 flog FLOG, v.t. [L. figo, to strike, that is, to lay on; L. flagrum, flagellum, Eng. flail; Gr.; L. ...
22466 flogged FLOG'GED, pp. Whipped or scourged for punishment; chastised.
22467 flogging FLOG'GING, ppr. Whipping for punishment; chastising.FLOG'GING, n. A whipping for punishment.
22468 flood FLOOD, n. flud.1. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; particularly, a body of water, ...
22469 flooded FLOOD'ED, pp. Overflowed inundated.
22470 floodgate FLOOD'GATE, n. 1. A gate to be opened for letter water flow through, or to be shut to prevent ...
22471 flooding FLOOD'ING, ppr. Overflowing; inundating.FLOOD'ING, n. Any preternatural discharge of blood from ...
22472 flook FLOOK. See Fluke, the usual orthography.]
22473 flooking FLOOK'ING, n. In mining, an interruption or shifting of a load of ore, by a cross vein or fissure.
22475 floor-timbers FLOOR-TIMBERS, n. The timbers on which a floor is laid.
22474 floor FLOOR, n. flore. [In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ...
22476 floored FLOOR'ED, Covered with boards, plank or pavement; furnished with a floor.
22477 flooring FLOOR'ING, ppr. Laying a floor; furnishing with a floor.FLOOR'ING, n. 1. A platform; the bottom ...
22478 flop FLOP, v.t. [A different spelling of flap.]1. To clap or strike the wings.2. To let down the brim ...
22479 flora FLO'RA, n. [See Floral.]1. In antiquity, the goddess of flowers.2. In modern usage, a catalogue ...
22480 floral FLO'RAL, a. [L. floralis, from flos, a flower, which see.]1. Containing the flower, as a floral ...
22481 floren FLOR'EN
22482 florence FLOR'ENCE, n. An ancient gold coin of Edward III of six shillings sterling value, about 134 ...
22483 florentine FLOR'ENTINE, n.1. A native of Florence.2. A kind of silk cloth, so called.
22484 florescence FLORES'CENCE, n. [L. florescens, floresco. See flower.]In botany, the season when plants expand ...
22485 floret FLO'RET, n. A little flower; the partial or separate little flower of an aggregate flower.
22486 florid FLOR'ID, a. [L. floridus, from floreo, to flower.]1. Literally, flowery; covered or abounding ...
22487 floridity FLORID'ITY, n. Freshness or brightness of color; floridness.
22488 floridness FLOR'IDNESS, n. 1. Brightness or freshness of color or complexion.2. Vigor; spirit. ...
22489 floriferous FLORIF'EROUS, a. [L. florifer, from flos, a flower, and fero, to bear.] Producing flowers.
22490 florification FLORIFICA'TION, n. The act, process or time of flowering.
22491 florin FLOR'IN, n. A coin, originally made at Florence. The name is given to different coins of gold or ...
22492 florist FLO'RIST, n.1. A cultivator of flowers; one skilled in flowers.2. One who writes a flora, or an ...
22493 florulent FLOR'ULENT, a. Flowery; blossoming. [Not in use.]
22494 floscular FLOS'CULAR,
22495 floscule FLOS'CULE, n. [L. flosculus.] In botany, a partial or lesser floret of an aggregate flower.
22496 flosculous FLOS'CULOUS, a. [infra.] In botany, a flosculous flower is a compound flower, composed entirely of ...
22497 floss FLOSS, n. [L. flos.] A downy or silky substance in the husks of certain plants.
22498 flossification FLOSSIFICA'TION, n. A flowering; expansion of flowers. [Novel.]
22499 flota FLO'TA, n. [See Fleet.] A fleet; but appropriately a fleet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed ...
22500 flotage FLO'TAGE, n. That which floats on the sea, or on rivers. [Little used.]
22501 flote FLOTE, v.t. To skim. [Not used or local.]
22502 flotilla FLOTIL'LA, n. [dim. of flota.] A little fleet, or fleet of small vessels.
22503 flotsam FLOT'SAM,
22504 flotson FLOT'SON, n. [from float.] Goods lost by shipwreck, and floating on the sea. When such goods are ...
22505 flotten FLOT'TEN, pp. Skimmed. [Not in use.]
22506 flounce FLOUNCE, v.i. flouns. [See Flounder.]1. To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to ...
22507 flounder FLOUN'DER, n. A flat fish of the genus Pleuronectes.FLOUN'DER, v.i. [This seems to be allied to ...
22508 floundering FLOUN'DERING, ppr. Making irregular motions; struggling with violence.
22509 flour FLOUR, n. [originally flower; L. flos, floris, from floreo, to flourish.]The edible part of corn; ...
22510 floured FLOUR'ED, pp. Converted into flour; sprinkled with flour.
22511 flouring FLOUR'ING, ppr. Converting into flour; sprinkling with flour.
22512 flourish FLOURISH, v.i. flur'ish. [L. floresco, from floreo. The primary sense is to open, expand, ...
22513 flourished FLOURISHED, pp. flur'ished. Embellished; adorned with bold and irregular figures or lines; ...
22514 flourisher FLOURISHER, n. flur'isher. 1. One who flourishes; one who thrives or prospers.2. One who ...
22515 flourishing FLOURISHING, ppr. or a. flur'ishing. Thriving; prosperous; increasing; making a show.
22516 flourishingly FLOURISHINGLY, adv. flur'ishingly. With flourishes; ostentatiously.
22517 flout FLOUT, v.t. To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.Phillida flouts me.He flouted us ...
22518 flouted FLOUT'ED, pp. Mocked; treated with contempt.
22519 flouter FLOUT'ER, n. One who flouts and flings; a mocker.
22520 flouting FLOUT'ING, ppr. Mocking; insulting; fleering.
22521 floutingly FLOUT'INGLY, adv. With flouting; insultingly.
22522 flow FLOW, v.i. [L. fluo, contracted from fugo, for it forms fluri, fuctum. In one case, the word ...
22523 flowed FLOWED, pp. Overflowed; inundated.
22525 flower-de-lis FLOW'ER-DE-LIS, n.1. In heraldry, a bearing representing a lily, the hieroglyphic of royal ...
22526 flower-fence FLOW'ER-FENCE, n. The name of certain plants. The flower-fence of Barbados is of the genus ...
22527 flower-garden FLOW'ER-G'ARDEN, n. A garden in which flowers are chiefly cultivated.
22528 flower-gentle FLOW'ER-GENTLE, n. A plant, the amaranth.
22529 flower-inwoven FLOWER-INWO'VEN, a. Adorned with flowers.
22530 flower-kirtled FLOW'ER-KIRTLED, a. Dressed with garlands of flowers.
22531 flower-stalk FLOW'ER-STALK, n. In botany, the peduncle of a plant, or the stem that supports the flower or ...
22524 flower FLOW'ER, n. [L. flos, floris, a flower; floreo, to blossom. See Flourish.]1. In botany, that ...
22532 flowered FLOW'ERED, pp. Embellished with figures of flowers.
22533 floweret FLOW'ERET, n. A small flower; a floret.[In botany, floret is solely used.]
22534 floweriness FLOW'ERINESS, n. [from flowery.]1. The state of being flowery, or of abounding with flowers.2. ...
22535 flowering FLOW'ERING, ppr.1. Blossoming; blooming; expanding the petals, as plants.2. Adorning with ...
22536 flowerless FLOW'ERLESS, a. Having no flower.
22537 flowery FLOW'ERY, a.1. Full of flowers; abounding with blossoms; as a flowery field.2. Adorned with ...
22538 flowing FLOWING, ppr. Moving as a fluid; issuing; proceeding; abounding; smooth, as style; ...
22539 flowingly FLOWINGLY, adv. With volubility; with abundance.
22540 flowingness FLOWINGNESS, n. Smoothness of diction; stream of diction.
22541 flowk FLOWK,
22542 flown FLOWN, had fled, in the following phrases, is not good English.Was reason flown.Sons of Belial, ...
22543 fluate FLU'ATE, n. [from fluro, which see.] In chimistry, a salt formed by the fluoric acid combined ...
22544 fluctuant FLUC'TUANT, a. [L. fluctuans. See Fluctuate.] Moving like a wave; wavering; unsteady.
22545 fluctuate FLUC'TUATE, v.i. [L. fluctuo, from fluctus, a wave, from fluo, to flow.]1. To move as a wave; to ...
22546 fluctuating FLUC'TUATING, ppr.1. Wavering; rolling as a wave; moving in this and that direction; rising and ...
22547 fluctuation FLUCTUA'TION, n. [L. fluctuatio.]1. A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that ...
22548 fludder FLUD'DER, n. An aquatic fowl of the diver kind, nearly as large as a goose.
22549 fluder FLUD'ER,
22550 flue FLUE, n. [probably contracted from flume, L. flumen, from fluo.]A passage for smoke in a chimney, ...
22551 fluellen FLUEL'LEN, n. The female speedwell, a plant of the genus Antirrhinum, or snapdragon.
22552 fluence FLUENCE, for fluency, is not used.
22553 fluency FLU'ENCY, n. [L. fluens, from flue, to flow.]1. The quality of flowing, applied to speech or ...
22554 fluent FLU'ENT, a. [See Fluency. 1. Liquid; flowing.2. Flowing; passing.Motion being a fluent thing.3. ...
22555 fluently FLU'ENTLY, adv. With ready flow; volubly; without hesitation or obstruction; as, to speak ...
22556 flugelman FLU'GELMAN, n. In German, the leader of a file. But with us, a soldier who stands on the wing of ...
22557 fluid FLU'ID, a. [L. fluidus, from fluo, to flow.] Having parts which easily move and change their ...
22558 fluidity FLUID'ITY, n. The quality of being capable of flowing; that quality of bodies which renders them ...
22559 fluidness FLU'IDNESS, n. The state of being fluid; fluidity, which see.
22561 fluke-worm FLU'KE-WORM, n. The guard-worm, a species of Fasciola.
22560 fluke FLUKE, n. A flounder.
22562 flume FLUME, n. [L. flumen, from fluo, to flow.]Literally, a flowing; hence, the passage or channel for ...
22563 fluminating FLU'MINATING, ppr.1. Thundering; crackling; exploding; detonating.2. Hurling papal denunciations, ...
22564 flummery FLUM'MERY, n. [See Lumber.]1. A sort of jelly made of flour or meal; pap.Milk and flummery are ...
22565 flung FLUNG, pret. and pp. of fling.Several statues the Romans themselves flung into the river.
22566 fluoborate FLUOBO'RATE, n. A compound of fluoboric acid with a base.
22567 fluoboric FLUOBO'RIC, a. The fluoboric acid or gas is a compound of fluorine and boron.
22569 fluor-acid FLU'OR-ACID, n. The acid of fluor.
22568 fluor FLU'OR, n. [Low L. from fluo, to flow.]1. A fluid state.2. Menstrual flux. [Little used in ...
22570 fluorated FLU'ORATED, a. Combined with fluoric acid.
22571 fluoric FLUOR'IC, a. Pertaining to fluor; obtained from fluor; as fluoric acid.
22572 fluorin FLU'ORIN,
22573 fluorine FLU'ORINE, n. The supposed basis of fluoric acid.
22574 fluorous FLU'OROUS, a. The fluorous acid is the acid of fluor in its first degree of oxygenation.
22575 fluosilicate FLUOSIL'ICATE, n. [fluor and silex or silica.]In chiminstry, a compound of fluoric acid, ...
22576 fluosilicic FLUOSILIC'IC, a. Composed of or containing fluoric acid with silex.
22577 flurry FLUR'RY, n.1. A sudden blast or gust, or a light temporary breeze; as a flurry of wind. It is ...
22578 flush FLUSH, v.i.1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.2. To come in ...
22579 flushed FLUSH'ED, pp. 1. Overspread or tinged with a red color from the flowing of blood to the face. We ...
22580 flusher FLUSH'ER, n. The lesser butcher-bird.
22581 flushing FLUSH'ING, ppr. Overspreading with red; glowing.FLUSH'ING, n. A glow of red in the face.
22582 fluster FLUS'TER, v.t. To make hot and rosy, as with drinking; to heat; to hurry; to agitate; to ...
22583 flustered FLUS'TERED, pp. Heated with liquor; agitated; confused.
22584 flute FLUTE, n. [L. flo, flatus, to blow, or L. fluta, a lamprey, with the same number of holes.]1. A ...
22585 fluted FLU'TED, pp. or a. 1. Channeled; furrowed; as a column.2. In music, thin; fine; flutelike; as ...
22586 fluting FLU'TING, ppr. Channeling; cutting furrows; as in a column.FLU'TING, n. A channel or furrow in a ...
22587 flutist FLU'TIST, n. A performer on the flute.
22588 flutter FLUT'TER, v.i.1. To move or flap the wings rapidly, without flying, or with short flights; to ...
22589 fluttered FLUT'TERED, pp. Agitated; confused; disordered.
22590 fluttering FLUT'TERING, ppr. Flapping the wings without flight or with short flights; hovering; fluctuating; ...
22591 fluvial FLU'VIAL, a. [L. fluviaticus, from fluvius, a river; fluo, to flow.]Belonging to rivers; growing ...
22592 fluviatic FLUVIAT'IC,
22593 fluviatile FLU'VIATILE, a. [L. fluviatilis.] Belonging to rivers.[Fluviatic is the preferable word.]
22594 flux FLUX, n. [L. fluxus, fluo, fluxi.]1. The act of flowing; the motion or passing of a fluid.2. The ...
22595 fluxation FLUXA'TION, n. A flowing or passing away, and giving place to others.
22596 fluxed FLUX'ED, pp. Melted; fused; reduced to a flowing state.
22597 fluxibility FLUXIBIL'ITY, n. The quality of admitting fusion.
22598 fluxible FLUX'IBLE, a. [from Low L.] Capable of being melted or fused, as a mineral.
22599 fluxility FLUXIL'ITY, n. [Low L. fluxilis.] The quality of admitting fusion; possibility of being fused or ...
22600 fluxion FLUX'ION n. [L. fluxio, from fluo, to flow.]1. The act of flowing.2. The matter that flows.3. ...
22601 fluxionary FLUX'IONARY, a. Pertaining to mathematical fluxions.
22602 fluxionist FLUX'IONIST, n. One skilled in fluxions.
22603 fluxive FLUX'IVE, a. Flowing; wanting solidity. [Not used.]
22604 fluxure FLUX'URE, n. A flowing or fluid matter. [Not used.]
22606 fly-honeysuckle FLY-HONEYSUCKLE, n. A plant, the Lonicera. The African fly-honeysuckle is the Halleria.
22605 fly FLY, v.i.1. To move through air by the aid of wings, as fowls.2. To pass or move in air, by the ...
22607 flybane FLY'BANE, n. A plant called catch-fly, of the genus Silene.
22608 flybitten FLYBITTEN, a. Marked by the bite of flies.
22609 flyblow FLYBLOW, v.t. To deposit an egg in any thing, as a fly; to taint with the eggs which produce ...
22610 flyboat FLYBOAT, n. A large flat-bottomed Dutch vessel, whose burden is from 600 to 1200 tons, with a ...
22611 flycatcher FLYCATCHER, n.1. One that hunts flies.2. In zoology, a genus of birds, the Muscicapa, with a bill ...
22612 flyer FLYER, n.1. One that flies or flees; usually written flier.2. One that uses wings.3. The fly of ...
22613 flyfish FLYFISH, v.i. To angle with flies for bait.
22614 flyfishing FLYFISHING, n. Angling; the art or practice of angling for fish with flies, natural or artificial, ...
22615 flyflap FLYFLAP, n. Something to drive away flies.
22617 flying-bridge FLYING-BRIDGE, n. A bridge of pontoons; also, a bridge composed of two boats.
22618 flying-fish FLYING-FISH, n. A small fish which flies by means of its pectoral fins. It is of the genus ...
22619 flying-party FLYING-PARTY, n. In military affairs, a detachment of men employed to hover about an enemy.
22620 flying-pinion FLYING-PINION, n. The part of a clock, having a fly or fan, by which it fathers air, and checks ...
22616 flying FLYING, ppr. 1. Moving in air by means of wings; passing rapidly; springing; bursting; ...
22621 flytrap FLYTRAP, n. In botany, a species of sensitive plant, called Venus' Fly-trap, the Dionaea ...
22622 flytree FLYTREE, n. A tree whose leaves are said to produce flies, from a little bag on the surface.
22623 fnespoken F'NESPOKEN, a. Using fine phrases.
22624 foal FOAL, n. [L. pullus; Gr. The primary sense of the verb is to shoot, to cast or throw, to fall. ...
22625 foalbit FOALBIT, n. A plant.
22626 foalfoot FOALFOOT, n. The colt's-foot, Tussilago.
22627 foam FOAM, n. [L. fumo, to smoke, to foam.]Froth; spume; the substance which is formed on the surface ...
22628 foaming FOAMING, ppr. Frothing; fuming.
22629 foamingly FOAMINGLY, adv. Frothily.
22630 foamy FOAMY, a. Covered with foam; frothy.Behold how high the foamy billows ride!
22631 fob FOB, n. A little pocket for a watch.FOB, v.t. To cheat; to trick; to impose on.To fob off, to ...
22632 fobbed FOB'BED, pp. Cheated; imposed on.
22633 fobbing FOB'BING, ppr. Cheating; imposing on.
22634 focal FO'CAL, a. [from L. focus.] Belonging to a focus; as a focal point; focal distance.
22635 focil FO'CIL, n. The greater focil is the ulna or tibia, the greater bone of the fore-arm or leg. The ...
22636 focus FO'CUS, n. plu. focuses, or foci. [L. focus, a fire, the hearth.]1. In optics, a point in which ...
22637 fodder FOD'DER, n.1. Food or dry food for cattle, horses and sheep, as hay, straw and other kinds of ...
22638 foddered FOD'DERED, pp. Fed with dry food, or cut grass, &c.; as, to fodder cows.
22639 fodderer FOD'DERER, n. He who fodders cattle.
22640 foddering FOD'DERING, ppr. Feeding with dry food, &c.
22641 fodient FO'DIENT, a. [L. fodio, to dig.] Digging; throwing up with a spade. [Little used.]
22642 foe FOE, n. fo. [See Fiend.]1. An enemy; one who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge or malice ...
22643 foehood FOEHOOD, n. Enmity. [Not in use.]
22644 foelike FOELIKE, a. Like an enemy.
22645 foeman FOEMAN, n. An enemy in war. Obs.
22646 foetus FOETUS. [See Fetus.]
22647 fog FOG, n. 1. A dense watery vapor, exhaled from the earth, or from rivers and lakes, or generated ...
22648 fogbank FOG'BANK, n. At sea, an appearance in hazy weather sometimes resembling land at a distance, but ...
22649 foggage FOG'GAGE, n. Rank grass not consumed or mowed in summer.
22650 fogginess FOG'GINESS, n. [from foggy.] The state of being foggy; a state of the air filled with watery ...
22651 foggy FOG'GY, a. [from fog.]1. Filled or abounding with fog or watery exhalations; as a foggy ...
22652 foh FOH, an exclamation of abhorrence or contempt, the same as poh and fy.
22653 foible FOI'BLE, a. Weak. [Not used.]FOI'BLE, n. [See Feeble.] A particular moral weakness; a failing. ...
22654 foil FOIL, v.t. 1. To frustrate; to defeat; to render vain or nugatory, as an effort or attempt. The ...
22655 foiled FOIL'ED, pp. Frustrated; defeated.
22656 foiler FOIL'ER, n. One who frustrates another, and gains an advantage himself.
22657 foiling FOIL'ING, ppr. Defeating; frustrating; disappointing of success.FOIL'ING, n. Among hunters, the ...
22658 foin FOIN, v.t. [L. pungo. The sense is to push, thrust, shoot.]1. To push in fencing.2. To prick; ...
22659 foining FOIN'ING, ppr. Pushing; thrusting.
22660 foiningly FOIN'INGLY, adv. In a pushing manner.
22661 foison FOIS'ON, n. [L. fusio.] Plenty; abundance. [Not used.]
22662 foist FOIST, v.t. To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant.Lest negligence or partiality ...
22663 foisted FOIST'ED, pp. Inserted wrongfully.
22664 foister FOIST'ER, n. One who inserts without authority.
22665 foistied FOIST'IED, a Mustied. [See Fusty.]
22666 foistiness FOIST'INESS, n. Fustiness, which see.
22667 foisting FOIST'ING, ppr. Inserting surreptitiously or without authority.
22668 foisty FOIST'Y, a Fusty, which see.
22669 fold FOLD, n. [See the verb, to fold.]1. A pen or inclosure for sheep; a place where a flock of sheep ...
22670 foldage FOLDAGE, n. The right of folding sheep.
22671 folded FOLDED, pp. Doubled; laid in plaits; complicated; kept in a fold.
22672 folder FOLDER, n. 1. An instrument used in folding paper.2. One that folds.
22673 folding FOLDING, ppr.1. Doubling; laying in plaits; keeping in a fold.2. a. Doubling; that may close ...
22674 foliaceous FOLIA'CEOUS, a. [L. foliaceus, from folium, a leaf. See Foil.]1. Leafy; having leaves intermixed ...
22675 foliage FO'LIAGE, n. [L. folium, a leaf. See Foil.]1. Leaves in general; as a tree of beautiful ...
22676 foliaged FO'LIAGED, a. Furnished with foliage.
22677 foliate FO'LIATE, v.t. [L. foliatus, from folium, a leaf. Gr.]1. To beat into a leaf, or thin plate or ...
22678 foliated FO'LIATED, pp.1. Spread or covered with a thin plate or foil.2. In mineralogy, consisting of ...
22679 foliating FO'LIATING, ppr. Covering with a leaf or foil.
22680 foliation FOLIA'TION, n. [L. foliatio.]1. In botany, the leafing of plants; vernation; the disposition of ...
22681 foliature FO'LIATURE, n. The state of being beaten into foil.
22682 folier FO'LIER, n. Goldsmith's foil.
22683 foliferous FOLIF'EROUS, a. [L. folium, leaf, and fero, to bear.] Producing leaves.
22684 folio FO'LIO, n. [L. folium, a leaf, in folio.]1. A book of the largest size, formed by once doubling a ...
22685 foliole FO'LIOLE, n. [from L. folium, a leaf.] A leaflet; one of the single leaves, which together ...
22686 foliomort FO'LIOMORT, a. [L. folium mortuum.] Of a dark yellow color, or that of a faded leaf; filemot.
22687 folious FO'LIOUS, a. 1. Leafy; thin; unsubstantial.2. In botany, having leaves intermixed with the ...
22688 folk FOLK, n. foke. [L. vulgus. The sense is a crowd, from collecting or pressing, not from following, ...
22689 folkland FOLKLAND, n. In English law, copyhold land; land held by the common people, at the will of the ...
22690 folkmote FOLKMOTE, n.An assembly of the people, or of bishops, thanes, aldermen and freemen, to consult ...
22691 follicle FOL'LICLE, n. [L. folliculus, from follis, a bag or bellows.]1. In botany, a univalvular ...
22692 folliculous FOLLIC'ULOUS, a. Having or producing follicles.
22693 folliful FOL'LIFUL, a. Full of folly. [Not used.]
22694 follow FOL'LOW, v.t.1. To go after or behind; to walk, ride or move behind, but in the same direction. ...
22695 followed FOL'LOWED, pp. Pursued; succeeded; accompanied; attended; imitated; obeyed; observed; practiced; ...
22696 follower FOL'LOWER, n.1. One who comes, goes or moves after another, in the same course.2. One that takes ...
22697 following FOL'LOWING, ppr. Coming or going after or behind; pursuing; attending; imitating; succeeding in ...
22698 folly FOL'LY, n. [See Fool.]1. Weakness of intellect; imbecility of mind. want of understanding.A fool ...
22699 fomahant FO'MAHANT, n. A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Aquarius.
22700 foment FOMENT', v.t. [L. fomento, from foveo, to warm.]1. To apply warm lotions to; to bathe with warm ...
22701 fomentation FOMENTA'TION, n.1. The act of applying warm liquors to a part of the body, by means of flannels ...
22702 fomented FOMENT'ED, pp. Bathed with warm lotions; encouraged.
22703 fomenter FOMENT'ER, n. One who foments; one who encourages or instigates; as a fomenter of sedition.
22704 fomenting FOMENT'ING, ppr. 1. Applying warm lotions.2. Encouraging; abetting; promoting.
22705 fon FON, n. A fool; an idiot. Obs.
22706 fond FOND, a. 1. Foolish; silly; weak; indiscreet; imprudent; Grant I may never prove so fondTo trust ...
22707 fondle FOND'LE, v.t. To treat with tenderness; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.
22708 fondled FOND'LED, pp. Treated with affection; caressed.
22709 fondler FOND'LER, n. One who fondles.
22710 fondling FOND'LING, ppr. Caressing; treating with tenderness.FOND'LING, n. A person or thing fondled or ...
22711 fondly FOND'LY, adv. 1. Foolishly; weakly; imprudently; with indiscreet affection.Fondly we think we ...
22712 fondness FOND'NESS, n.1. Foolishness; weakness; want of sense or judgment. Obs.2. Foolish tenderness.3. ...
22713 font FONT, n. [L. fundo, to pour out.]A large basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for ...
22714 fontal FONT'AL, a. Pertaining to a fount, fountain, source or origin.
22715 fontanel FONT'ANEL, n.1. An issue for the discharge of humors from the body.2. A vacancy in the infant ...
22716 fontange FONTANGE, n. fontanj'.A knot of ribbons on the top of a head-dress.
22717 food FOOD, n. [See Feed.]1. In a general sense, whatever is eaten by animals for nourishment, and ...
22718 foodful FOOD'FUL, a. Supplying food; full of food.
22719 foodless FOOD'LESS, a. Without food; destitute of provisions; barren.
22720 foody FOOD'Y, a. Eatable; fit for food. [Not used.]
22721 fool FOOL, n. [Heb.]1. One who is destitute of reason, or the common powers of understanding; an ...
22722 foolborn FOOL'BORN a. Foolish from the birth.
22723 fooled FOOL'ED, pp. Disappointed; defeated; deceived; imposed on.
22724 foolery FOOL'ERY, n. 1. The practice of folly; habitual folly; attention to trifles.2. An act of folly ...
22725 foolhappy FOOL'HAPPY, a. Lucky without judgment or contrivance.
22726 foolhardiness FOOLH'ARDINESS, n. Courage without sense or judgment; mad rashness.
22727 foolhardise FOOLH'ARDISE, n. Foolhardiness. [Not in use.]
22728 foolhardy FOOLH'ARDY, a. [fool and hardy.] Daring without judgment; madly rash and adventurous; foolishly ...
22729 fooling FOOL'ING, ppr. Defeating; disappointing; deceiving.
22730 foolish FOOL'ISH, a. 1. Void of understanding or sound judgment; weak in intellect; applied to general ...
22731 foolishly FOOL'ISHLY, adv.1. Weakly; without understanding or judgment; unwisely; indiscreetly.2. Wickedly; ...
22732 foolishness FOOL'ISHNESS, n. 1. Folly; want of understanding.2. Foolish practice; want of wisdom or good ...
22733 fools-parsley FOOL'S-P'ARSLEY, n. A plant, of the genus Aethusa.
22734 foolscap FOOLS'CAP, n. [L. scapus, or folio and shape.] A kind of paper of small size.
22735 foolstones FOOL'STONES, n. A plant, the Orchis.
22736 fooltrap FOOL'TRAP, n. A trap to catch fools; as a fly trap.
22737 foot FOOT, n. plu. feet. [L. pes, pedis. Probably this word is allied to the Gr. to walk, to tread. ...
22738 football FOOT'BALL, n. 1. A ball consisting of an inflated bladder, cased in leather, to be driven by the ...
22739 footband FOOT'BAND, n. A band of infantry.
22740 footboy FOOT'BOY, n. A menial; an attendant in livery.
22741 footbreadth FOOT'BREADTH, n. The breadth of the foot. Deut. 2.
22742 footbridge FOOT'BRIDGE, n. A narrow bridge for foot passengers.
22743 footcloth FOOT'CLOTH, n. A sumpter cloth.
22744 footed FOOT'ED, pp. Kicked; trod; summed up; furnished with a foot, as a stocking.FOOT'ED, a. Shaped in ...
22745 footfall FOOT'FALL, n. A trip or stumble.
22746 footfight FOOT'FIGHT, n. A conflict by persons on foot, in opposition to a fight on horseback.
22747 footguards FOOT'GU'ARDS, n. plu. Guards of infantry.
22748 foothalt FOOT'HALT, n. A disease incident to sheep, and said to proceed from a worm, which enters between ...
22749 foothold FOOT'HOLD, n. That which sustains the feet firmly and prevents them from slipping of moving; that ...
22750 foothot FOOT'HOT, adv. Immediately; a word borrowed from hunting.
22751 footing FOOT'ING, ppr. Dancing; treading; settling; adding a new foot.FOOT'ING, n. 1. Ground for the ...
22752 footlicker FOOT'LICKER, n. A mean flatterer; a sycophant; a fawner.
22753 footman FOOT'MAN, n. 1. A soldier who marches and fights on foot.2. A menial servant; a runner; a ...
22754 footmanship FOOT'MANSHIP, n. The art or faculty of a runner.
22755 footmantle FOOT'MANTLE, n. A garment to keep the gown clean in riding.
22756 footpace FOOT'PACE, n. A slow step, as in walking; a broad stair.
22757 footpad FOOT'PAD, n. A highwayman or robber on foot.
22758 footpath FOOT'P'ATH, n. A narrow path or way for foot passengers only.
22759 footplow FOOT'PLOW, n. A kind of swing-plow.
22760 footpost FOOT'POST, n. A post or messenger that travels on foot.
22761 footrope FOOT'ROPE, n. The lower boltrope, to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed. Also, a horse or ...
22762 footrot FOOT'ROT, n. An ulcer in the feet of sheep.
22763 footsoldier FOOT'SOLDIER, n. A soldier that serves on foot.
22764 footstalk FOOTSTALK, n. [foot and stalk.] In botany, a petiole; a partial stem supporting the leaf, or ...
22765 footstall FOOT'STALL, n. A woman's stirrup.
22766 footstep FOOT'STEP, n.1. A track; the mark or impression of the foot.2. Token; mark; visible sign of a ...
22767 footstool FOOT'STOOL, n. A stool for the feet; that which supports the feet of one when sitting.To make ...
22768 footwaling FOOT'WALING, n. The whole inside planks or lining of a ship.
22769 fop FOP, n. [The Latin voppa, a senseless fellow, is evidently from the same root, with the sense of ...
22770 fopdoodle FOP'DOODLE, n. An insignificant fellow. [Vulgar and not used.]
22771 fopling FOP'LING, n. A petty fop.
22772 foppery FOP'PERY, n. 1. Affectation of show or importance; showy folly; as the foppery of dress or of ...
22773 foppish FOP'PISH, a.1. Vain of dress; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; dressing in the ...
22774 foppishly FOP'PISHLY, adv. With vain ostentation of dress; in a trifling or affected manner.
22775 foppishness FOP'PISHNESS, n. Vanity and extravagance in dress; showy vanity.
22776 for FOR, prep. [L. per.; The English, for; to forbid. For corresponds in sense with the L. pro, as ...
22777 forage FOR'AGE, n. [L. voro.]1. Food of any kind for horses and cattle, as grass; pasture, hay, corn and ...
22778 forager FOR'AGER, n. One that goes in search of food for horses or cattle.
22779 foraging FOR'AGING, ppr. or a. Collecting provisions for horses and cattle, or wandering in search of food; ...
22780 foraminous FORAM'INOUS, a. [L. foramen, a hole, from foro, to bore.]Full of holes; perforated in many places; ...
22781 forbad FORBAD', pret. of forbid.
22782 forbathe FORBA'THE, v.t. To bathe. [Not in use.]
22783 forbear FORBEAR, v.i. pret. forbore; pp. forborne.1. To stop; to cease; to hold from proceeding; as, ...
22784 forbearance FORBEARANCE, n.1. The act of avoiding, shunning or omitting; either the cessation or intermission ...
22785 forbearer FORBEARER, n. One that intermits or intercepts.
22786 forbearing FORBEARING, ppr. 1. Ceasing; pausing; withholding from action; exercising patience and ...
22787 forbid FORBID', v.t. pret. forbad; pp. forbid, forbidden. Literally, to bid or command against. Hence,1. ...
22788 forbiddance FORBID'DANCE, n. Prohibition; command or edict against a thing. [Little used.]
22789 forbiddenly FORBID'DENLY, adv. In an unlawful manner.
22790 forbiddenness FORBID'DENNESS, n. A state of being prohibited. [Not used.]
22791 forbidder FORBID'DER, n. He or that which forbids or enacts a prohibition.
22792 forbidding FORBID'DING, ppr. 1. Prohibiting; hindering.2. a. Repelling approach; repulsive; raising ...
22793 forbore FORBO'RE, pret. of forebear.
22794 forborne FORBORNE, pp. of forbear.Few ever repented of having forborne to speak.
22795 force FORCE, n. [L. fortis. All words denoting force, power, strength, are from verbs which express ...
22796 forced FORCED, pp.1. Compelled; impelled; driven by violence; urged; stormed; ravished.2. a. Affected; ...
22797 forcedly FORCEDLY, adv. Violently; constrainedly; unnaturally. [Little used.]
22798 forcedness FORCEDNESS, n. The state of being forced; distortion.
22799 forceful FORCEFUL, a. 1. Impelled by violence; driven with force; acting with power.Against the steed he ...
22800 forcefully FORCEFULLY, adv. Violently; impetuously.
22801 forceless FORCELESS, a. Having little or not force; feeble; impotent.
22802 forcemeat FORCEMEAT, n. A kind of stuffing in cookery.
22803 forceps FOR'CEPS, n. [L.] Literally, a pair of pinchers or tongs.In surgery, an instrument for extracting ...
22804 forcer FORCER, n.1. He or that which forces, drives or constrains.2. The embolus of a pump; the ...
22805 forcible FORCIBLE, a.1. Powerful; strong; mighty; as a punishment forcible to bridle sin.2. Violent; ...
22806 forcibleness FORCIBLENESS, n. Force; violence.
22807 forcibly FORCIBLY, adv.1. By violence or force.2. Strongly; powerfully; with power or energy; ...
22808 forcing FORCING, ppr.1. Compelling; impelling; driving; storming; ravishing.2. Causing to ripen before ...
22809 forcipated FOR'CIPATED, a. [from forceps.] Formed like a pair of pinchers to open and inclose; as a ...
22810 ford FORD, n.1. A place in a river or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, or ...
22811 fordable FORDABLE, a. That may be waded or passed through on foot, as water.
22812 forded FORDED, pp. Passed through on foot; waded.
22813 fording FORDING, ppr. Wading; passing through on foot as water.
22814 fordo FORDO', v.t. To destroy; to undo; to ruin; to weary. [Not in use.]
22816 fore-end FORE-END', n. The end which precedes; the anterior part.
22817 fore-imagine FORE-IMAG'INE, v.t. To conceive or fancy before proof, or beforehand.
22815 fore FORE, a. 1. Properly, advanced, or being in advance of something in motion or progression; as the ...
22818 foreadmonish FOREADMON'ISH, v.t. To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event.
22819 foreadvise FOREADVI'SE, v.t. s as z To advise or counsel before the time of action or before the event; to ...
22820 forealledge FOREALLEDGE, v.t. foreallej'. To alledge or cite before.
22821 foreappoint FOREAPPOINT', v.t. To set, order or appoint beforehand.
22822 foreappointment FOREAPPOINT'MENT, n. Previous appointment; preordination.
22823 forearm FORE'ARM, v.t. To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.
22824 forebode FOREBO'DE, v.t.1. To foretell; to prognosticate.2. To foreknow; to be prescient of; to feel a ...
22825 forebodement FOREBO'DEMENT, n. A presaging; presagement.
22826 foreboder FOREBO'DER, n. 1. One who forebodes; a prognosticator; a soothsayer.2. A foreknower.
22827 foreboding FOREBO'DING, ppr. Prognosticating; foretelling; foreknowing.FOREBO'DING, n. Prognostication.
22828 forebrace FOREBRACE, n. A rope applied to the fore yard-arm to change the position of the foresail.
22829 foreby FOREBY', prep. [fore and by.] Near; hard by; fast by. Obs.
22830 forecast FOREC'AST, v.t.1. To foresee; to provide against.It is wisdom to forecast consequences.2. To ...
22831 forecaster FOREC'ASTER, n. One who foresees or contrives beforehand.
22832 forecasting FOREC'ASTING, ppr. Contriving previously.
22833 forecastle FO'RECASTLE, n. A short deck in the forepart of a ship above the upper deck usually terminated in ...
22834 forechosen FORECHO'SEN, a. forcho'zn. Preelected; chosen beforehand.
22835 forecited FORECITED, a. Cited or quoted before or above.
22836 foreclose FORECLO'SE, v.t. s as z. To shut up; to preclude; to stop; to prevent.The embargo with Spain ...
22837 foreclosure FORECLO'SURE, n. s as z.1. Prevention.2. The act of foreclosing, or depriving a mortgager of the ...
22838 foreconceive FORECONCEI'VE, v.t. To preconceive.
22839 foredate FOREDA'TE, v.t. To date before the true time.
22840 foredated FOREDA'TED, pp. Dated before the true time.
22841 foredeck FO'REDECK, n. The forepart of a deck, or of a ship.
22842 foredesign FOREDESI'GN, v.t. To plan beforehand; to intend previously.
22843 foredetermine FORE'DETERM'INE, v.t. To decree beforehand.
22844 foredoom FOREDOOM', v.t. To doom beforehand; to predestinate.Thou art foredoomed to view the Stygian ...
22845 foredoor FOREDOOR, n. The door in the front of a house.
22846 forefather FOREF'ATHER, n. An ancestor; one who precedes another in the line of genealogy, in any degree; ...
22847 forefend FOREFEND', v.t. 1. To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent approach; to forbid or ...
22848 forefinger FOREFIN'GER, n. The finger next to the thumb; the index; called by our Saxon ancestors, the ...
22849 foreflow FOREFLOW, v.t. To flow before.
22850 forefoot FOREFOOT, n.1. One of the anterior feet of a quadruped or multiped.2. A hand, in contempt.3. In ...
22851 forefront FOREFRONT', n. The foremost part. The forefront of the battle, is the part where the contest is ...
22852 foregame FO'REGAME, n. A first game; first plan.
22853 forego FOREGO', v.t. [See Go.]1. To forbear to possess or enjoy; voluntarily to avoid the enjoyment of ...
22854 foregoer FOREGO'ER, n.1. An ancestor; a progenitor. [Not used.]2. One who goes before another.3. One who ...
22855 foregoing FOREGO'ING, ppr. 1. Forbearing to have, possess or enjoy.2. a. Preceding; going before, in time ...
22856 foregone FOREGONE, pp. foregawn'.1. Forborne to be possessed or enjoyed.2. Gone before; past. Obs.
22857 foreground FO'REGROUND, n. The part of the field or expanse of a picture which seems to lie before the ...
22858 foreguess FOREGUESS', v.t. To conjecture. [Bad.]
22859 forehand FO'REHAND, n.1. The part of a horse which is before the rider.2. The chief part.FO'REHAND, a. ...
22860 forehanded FO'REHANDED, a.1. Early; timely; seasonable; as a forehanded care.2. In America, in good ...
22861 forehead FOREHEAD, n. for'hed, or rather for'ed.1. The part of the face which extends from the hair on the ...
22862 forehear FOREHE'AR, v.i. To be informed before.
22863 forehend FOREHEND', v.t. To seize. [Not in use.]
22864 forehew FOREHEW', v.t. To hew or cut in front.
22865 foreholding FOREHOLDING, n. Predictions; ominous forebodings; superstitious prognostications. [Not used.]
22866 forehook FO'REHOOK, n. In ships, a breast-hook; a piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows ...
22867 forehorse FO'REHORSE, n. The horse in a team which goes foremost.
22868 foreign FOREIGN, a. for'an. [L. foris, foras.]1. Belonging to another nation or country; alien; not of ...
22869 foreigner FOR'EIGNER, n. for'aner. A person born in a foreign country, or without the country or ...
22870 foreignness FOR'EIGNNESS, n. for'anness. Remoteness; want of relation; as the foreignness of a subject from ...
22871 forejudge FOREJUDGE, v.t. forjuj'. 1. To prejudge; to judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and ...
22872 forejudgment FOREJUDG'MENT, n. Judgment previously formed.
22873 foreknow FOREKNOW, v.t [See Know.] To have previous knowledge of; to foresee.Who would the miseries of man ...
22874 foreknowable FOREKNOWABLE, a. That may be foreknown.
22875 foreknower FOREKNOWER, n. One that foreknows.
22876 foreknowledge FOREKNOWL'EDGE, n. Knowledge of a thing before it happens; prescience.If I foreknew, foreknowledge ...
22877 forel FOR'EL, n. A kind of parchment for the cover of books.
22878 foreland FO'RELAND, n. A promontory or cape; a point of land extending into the sea some distance from the ...
22879 forelay FORELA'Y, v.t. 1. To lay wait for; to entrap by ambush.2. To contrive antecedently.
22880 foreleader FORELE'ADER, n. One who leads others by his example.
22881 forelend FORELEND', v.t. To lend or give beforehand.
22882 forelock FO'RELOCK, n.1. The lock or hair that grows from the forepart of the head.Take time by the ...
22883 forelook FORELOOK', v.t. To look beforehand or forward.
22884 foreman FO'REMAN, n.1. The first or chief man; particularly, the chief man of a jury, who acts as their ...
22885 foremast FO'REMAST, n. The mast of a ship or other vessel which is placed in the forepart or forecastle, ...
22886 foremeant FOREMEANT', a. forement'. Intended beforehand.
22887 foremembered FOREMEM'BERED, a. Called to mind previously.
22888 forementioned FOREMEN'TIONED, a. Mentioned before; recited or written in a former part of the same writing or ...
22889 foremost FO'REMOST, a.1. First in place; most advanced; as the foremost troops of an army.2. First in ...
22890 foremother FO'REMOTHER, n. A female ancestor.
22891 forenamed FO'RENAMED, a. 1. Named or nominated before.2. Mentioned before in the same writing or ...
22892 forenoon FO'RENOON, n. The former part of the day, from the morning to meridian or noon. We usually call ...
22893 forenotice FORENO'TICE, n. Notice or information of an event before it happens.
22894 forensic FOREN'SIC, a. [from L. forensis, from forum, a court.]Belonging to courts of judicature; used in ...
22895 foreordain FOREORDA'IN, v.t To ordain or appoint before; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.
22896 foreordination FOREORDINA'TION, n. Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination.
22897 forepart FO'REPART, n.1. The part first in time; as the forepart of the day or week.2. The part most ...
22898 forepast FO'REPAST, a. Past before a certain time; as forepast sins. [Little used.]
22899 forepossessed FORE'POSSESS'ED, a. Holding formerly in possession; also, preoccupied; prepossessed; preengaged.
22900 foreprize FOREPRI'ZE, v.t. To prize or rate beforehand.
22901 forepromised FOREPROM'ISED, a. Promised beforehand; preengaged.
22902 forequoted FOREQUO'TED, a. Cited before; quoted in a foregoing part of the work.
22903 forerank FO'RERANK, n. The first rank; the front.
22904 forereach FORERE'ACH, upon, v.t. In navigation, to gain or advance upon in progression or motion.
22905 foreread FORERE'AD, v.t. To signify by tokens. Obs.
22906 forereading FORERE'ADING, n. Previous perusal.
22907 forerecited FORERECI'TED, a. Named or recited before.
22908 foreright FO'RERIGHT, a. Ready; forward; quick.FO'RERIGHT, adv. Right forward; onward.
22909 forerun FORERUN', v.t.1. To advance before; to come before as an earnest of something to follow; to ...
22910 forerunner FORERUN'NER, n. 1. A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a ...
22911 foresaid FO'RESAID, a. Spoken before. [See Aforesaid.]
22912 foresail FO'RESAIL, n. A sail extended on the foreyard, which is supported by the foremast.
22913 foresay FORESA'Y, v.t. To predict; to foretell.
22914 foresaying FORESA'YING, n. A prediction.
22915 foresee FORESEE', v.t. To see beforehand; to see or know an event before it happens; to have prescience ...
22916 foreseeing FORESEE'ING, ppr. Seeing before the event.
22917 foreseen FORESEE'N, pp. Seen beforehand.
22918 foreseer FORESEE'R, n. One who foresees or foreknows.
22919 foreseize FORESE'IZE, v.t. To seize beforehand.
22920 foreshadow FORESHAD'OW, v.t. To shadow or typify beforehand.
22921 foreshame FORESHA'ME, v.t. To shame; to bring reproach on.
22922 foreshew FORESHEW. [See foreshow.]
22923 foreship FO'RESHIP, n. The forepart of a ship. Act. 28.
22924 foreshorten FORESHORT'EN, v.t. In painting; to shorten figures for the sake of showing those behind.
22925 foreshortening FORESHORT'ENING, n. In painting, the act of shortening figures for the sake of showing those ...
22926 foreshow FORESHOW, v.t.1. To show beforehand; to prognosticate.Next, like aurora, Spenser rose, whose ...
22927 foreshower FORESHOWER, n. One who predicts.
22928 foreshrouds FORESHROUDS', n. The shrouds of a ship attached to the foremast.
22929 foreside FO'RESIDE, n. The front side; also, a specious outside.
22930 foresight FO'RESIGHT, n. 1. Prescience; foreknowledge; prognostication; the act of foreseeing.2. Provident ...
22931 foresightful FORESIGHTFUL, a. Prescient; provident. [Little used.]
22932 foresignify FORESIG'NIFY, v.t. To signify beforehand; to betoken previously; to foreshow; to typify.
22933 foreskin FO'RESKIN, n. The skin that covers the glans penis; the prepuce.
22934 foreskirt FO'RESKIRT, n. The loose and pendulous part of a coat before.
22935 foreslack FORESLACK', v.t. To neglect by idleness. [Not used.]
22936 foreslow FORESLOW, v.t. 1. To delay; to hinder; to impede; to obstruct. [Not used.]No stream, no wood, no ...
22937 forespeak FORESPE'AK, v.t. 1. To foresay; to foreshow; to foretell or predict.2. To forbid. [Not used.]3. ...
22938 forespeaking FORESPE'AKING, n. A prediction; also, a preface. [Not used.]
22939 forespeech FORESPEE'CH, n. A preface. [Not used.]
22940 forespent FORESPENT', a. 1. Wasted in strength; tired; exhausted.2. Past; as life forespent. [Little ...
22941 forespurrer FORESPUR'RER, n. One that rides before. [Not used.]
22942 forest FOR'EST, n. [L. foris.]1. An extensive wood, or a large tract of land covered with trees. In ...
22943 forestaff FO'REST'AFF, n. An instrument used at sea, for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies; called ...
22944 forestage FOR'ESTAGE, n. An ancient service paid by foresters to the king; also, the right of foresters.
22945 forestall FORESTALL', v.t. [See Stall.]1. To anticipate; to take beforehand.Why need a man forestall his ...
22946 forestalled FORESTALL'ED, pp. Anticipated; hindered; purchased before arrival in market.
22947 forestaller FORESTALL'ER, n. One who forestalls; a person who purchases provisions before they come to the ...
22948 forestalling FORESTALL'ING, ppr. Anticipating; hindering; buying provisions before they arrive in market, with ...
22949 forestay FORESTAY, n. In a ship's rigging, a large strong rope reaching from the foremast head towards the ...
22950 forested FOR'ESTED, pp. Covered with trees; wooded.
22951 forester FOR'ESTER, n. 1. In England, an officer appointed to watch a forest, preserve the game, and ...
22952 foreswat FO'RESWAT, a. [See Sweat.] Exhausted by heat. Obs.
22953 foretackle FO'RETACK'LE, n. The tackle on the foremast.
22954 foretaste FO'RETASTE, n. A taste beforehand; anticipation. The pleasures of piety are a foretaste of ...
22955 foretasted FORETA'STED, pp. Tasted beforehand or before another.
22956 foretaster FORETA'STER, n. One that tastes beforehand or before another.
22957 foretasting FORETA'STING, ppr. Tasting before.
22958 foreteach FORETE'ACH, v.t. To teach beforehand.
22959 foretell FORETELL', v.t. 1. To predict; to tell before an event happens; to prophesy.2. To foretoken; to ...
22960 foreteller FORETELL'ER, n. One who predicts or prophesies; a foreshower.
22961 foretelling FORETELL'ING, n. Prediction.
22962 forethink FORETHINK', v.t.1. To think beforehand; to anticipate in the mind.The soul of every man ...
22963 forethought FORETHOUGHT', forethaut'. pret. of forething.
22964 foretoken FORETO'KEN, v.t. To foreshew; to presignify; to prognosticate.Whilst strange prodigious signs ...
22965 foretooth FO'RETOOTH, n. plu. foreteeth. One of the teeth in the forepart of the mouth; an incisor.
22966 foretop FO'RETOP, n. 1. The hair on the forepart of the head.2. That part of a woman's headdress that is ...
22967 forevouched FOREVOUCH'ED, pp. Affirmed before; formerly told.
22968 foreward FO'REWARD, n. The van; the front.
22969 forewarn FOREWARN', v.t. forewaurn'.1. To admonish beforehand.I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear. ...
22970 forewarned FOREWARN'ED, pp. Admonished, cautioned or informed beforehand.
22971 forewarning FOREWARN'ING, ppr. Previously admonishing or informing.FOREWARN'ING, n. Previous admonition, ...
22972 forewend FOREWEND', v.t. To go before. Obs.
22973 forewish FOREWISH', v.t. To wish beforehand.
22974 forewoman FO'REWOMAN, n. A woman who is chief; the head woman.
22975 foreworn FOREWORN, pp. [See Wear.] Worn out; wasted or obliterated by time or use.
22976 forfeit FOR'FEIT, v.t. for'fit. [Low L. forisfacere, from L. foris, out or abroad, and facio, to make.]To ...
22977 forfeitable FORFEITABLE, a. Liable to be forfeited; subject to forfeiture.For the future, uses shall be ...
22978 forfeited FOR'FEITED, pp. Lost or alienated by an offense, crime or breach of condition.
22979 forfeiting FOR'FEITING, ppr. Alienating or losing, as a right by an offense, crime or breach of condition.
22980 forfeiture FOR'FEITURE, n. 1. The act of forfeiting; the losing of some right, privilege, estate, honor, ...
22981 forfex FOR'FEX, n. [L.] A pair of scissors.
22982 forgave FORGA'VE, pret. of forgive, which see.
22983 forge FORGE, n. [L. ferrum, iron.]1. A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into ...
22984 forged FORGED, pp. Hammered; beaten into shape; made; counterfeited.
22985 forger FORGER, n.1. One that makes or forms.2. One who counterfeits; a falsifier.
22986 forgery FORGERY, n.1. The act of forging or working metal into shape. In this sense, rarely or never now ...
22987 forget FORGET', v.t. pret. forgot. [forgat, obs.]1. To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the ...
22988 forgetful FORGET'FUL, a.1. Apt to forget; easily losing the remembrance of. A forgetful man should use ...
22989 forgetfulness FORGET'FULNESS, n.1. The quality of losing the remembrance or recollection of a thing; or rather, ...
22990 forgetter FORGET'TER, n. One that forgets; a heedless person.
22991 forgetting FORGET'TING, ppr. Losing the remembrance of.FORGET'TING, n. The act of forgetting; forgetfulness; ...