||L, the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, is usually denominated a semi-vowel, or a liquid. ...
||LA, exclam. [perhaps corrupted from look, but this is doubtful.] Look; see; behold.LA, in music, ...
||LAB, n. a great talker; a blabber. Obs.
||LAB'ADIST, n. the Labadists were followers of Jean de Labadie, who lived in the 17th century. ...
||LABDANUM. [See Ladanum.]
||LABEFAC'TION, n. [L. labefactio, from labefacio, labo, to totter, and facio, to make.]A weakening ...
||LAB'EFY, v.t. To weaken or impair. [Not used.]
||LA'BEL, n.1. A narrow slip of silk, paper or parchment, containing a name or title, and affixed to ...
||LA'BELED, pp. Furnished with a label.
||LA'BELING, ppr. Distinguishing by a label.
||LA'BENT, a. [L. labens.] Sliding; gliding.
||LA'BIAL, a. [L. labium, a lip. See Lip.]Pertaining to the lips; formed by the lips; as a labial ...
||LA'BIATED, a. [from L. labium, lip.] In botany, a labiate corol is irregular, monopetalous, with ...
||LA'BILE, a. [Low L. labilis.] Liable to err, fall or apostatize. [Not used.]
||LABIODENT'AL, a. [labium, a lip, and dens, a tooth.]Formed or pronounced by the cooperation of the ...
||LA'BOR, n. [L. labor, from labo, to fail.] 1. Exertion of muscular strength, or bodily exertion ...
||LA'BORANT, n. A chimist. [Not used.]
||LAB'ORATORY, n.1. A house or place where operations and experiments in chimistry, pharmacy, ...
||LA'BORED, pp. Tilled; cultivated; formed with labor.
||LA'BORER, n. One who labors in a toilsome occupation; a man who does work that requires little ...
||LA'BORING, ppr.1. Exerting muscular strength or intellectual power; toiling; moving with pain or ...
||LABO'RIOUS, a. [L. laboriosus.]1. Using exertion; employing labor; diligent in work or service; ...
||LABO'RIOUSLY, adv. With labor, toil or difficulty.
||LABO'RIOUSNESS, n.1. The quality of being laborious, or attended with toil; toilsomeness; ...
||LA'BORLESS, a. Not laborious.
||LA'BORSOME, a. Made with great labor and diligence. [Not in use.]
||LABURN'UM, n. A tree of the genus Cytisus.
||LAB'YRINTH, n. [L. labyrinthus; Gr.]1. Among the ancients, an edifice or place full of ...
||LABYRINTH'IAN, a. Winding; intricate; perplexed.
||LAC, n. Gum-lac, so called, but improperly, not being a gum, but a resin. It is deposited on ...
||LAC'CIC, a. Pertaining to lac, or produced from it; as laccic acid.
||LA'CE-BARK, n. A shrub in the West Indies, the Daphue lagetto, so called from the texture of its ...
||LACE, n. [L. laqueus.]1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow ...
||LA'CED, pp. Fastened with lace or a string; also, tricked off with lace.Laced coffee, coffee with ...
||LA'CEMAN, n. A man who deals in lace.
||LAC'ERABLE, a. [See Lacerate.] That may be torn.
||LAC'ERATE, v.t. [L. lacero, to tear.] To tear; to rend; to separate a substance by violence or ...
||LAC'ERATED, pp. or a. 1. Rent; torn.2. In botany, having the edge variously cut into irregular ...
||LACERA'TION, n. The act of tearing or rending; the breach made by rending.
||LAC'ERATIVE, a. Tearing; having the power to tear; as lacerative humors.
||LAC'ERTINE, a. [L. lacertus.] Like a lizard.
||LACER'TUS, n. The girroc, a fish of the gar-fish kind; also, the lizard-fish.
||LA'CEWOMAN, n. A woman who makes or sells lace.
||LACH'ES, n. [L. laxus, lax, slow.] In law, neglect; negligence.
||LACH'RYMABLE, a. Lamentable.
||LACH'RYMAL, a. [L. lachryma, a tear.]1. Generating or secreting tears; as the lachrymal gland.2. ...
||LACH'RYMARY, a. Containing tears.
||LACHRYMA'TION, n. The act of shedding tears.
||LACH'RYMATORY, n. A vessel found in sepulchers of the ancients, in which it has been supposed the ...
||LAC'ING, ppr. Fastening with a string; adorned or trimmed with lace.
||LACIN'IATED, a. [L. lacinia, a hem.]1. Adorned with fringes.2. In botany, jagged.
||LACK-A-DAY, exclam. of sorrow or regret; alas.
||LACK, v.t. [L. deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with ...
||LACK'BRAIN, n. One that wants brains, or is deficient in understanding.
||LACK'ERED, pp. Covered with lacker; varnished.
||LACK'EY, n. [L. lego, to send.]An attending servant; a footboy or footman.LACK'EY, v.t. To attend ...
||LACK'LINEN, a. Wanting shirts. [Little used.]
||LACK'LUSTER, a. Wanting luster or brightness.
||LAC'MUS, n. A blue pigment, formed from archil, a species of lichen. [See Archil.] It is ...
||LACON'ICAL, a. [l. laconicus, from Laconia or Lacomes, the Spartans.]1. Short; brief; pithy; ...
||LACON'ICALLY, adv. Briefly; concisely; as a sentiment laconically expressed.
||LACON'ICISM, n. [L. lacomismus.]1. A concise style.2. A brief sententious phrase or expression.
||LACON'ICS, n. A book of Pausanias, which treats of Lacedemonia.
||LAC'QUER, n. A kind of varnish. The basis of lackers is a solution of the substance called ...
||LAC'TAGE,n. The produce of animals yielding milk.
||LAC'TANT, a. [L. lactans, from lacto, to give suck; lac, milk.] Suckling; giving suck. [Little ...
||LAC'TARY, a. [L. lactarius, from lacto; lac, milk.]Milky; full of white juice like milk. [Little ...
||LAC'TATE, n. In chimistry, a salt formed by the lactic acid, or acid of milk, with a base.
||LACTA'TION, n. [L. lacto, to give suck.] The act of giving suck; or the time of suckling.
||LAC'TEAL, a. 1. Pertaining to milk.2. Conveying chyle; as a lacteal vessel.LAC'TEAL, n. A ...
||LAC'TEOUS, a. [L. lacteus, from lac, milk.1. Milky; resembling milk.2. Lacteal; conveying chyle; ...
||LACTES'CENCE, n. [L. lactescens, lactescp, from lacto; lac, milk.]1. Tendency to milk; milkiness ...
||LACTES'CENT, a.1. Producing milk or white juice.2. Abounding with a thick colored juice.
||LAC'TIC, a. Pertaining to milk, or procured from sour milk or whey; as the lactic acid.
||LACTIF'EROUS, a. [L. lac, milk, and fero, to bear.]1. Bearing or conveying milk or white juice; ...
||LAC'UNAR, n. [L.] An arched roof or ceiling.
||LACUNO'SE, a. [L. lacunosus, from lacuna, a ditch or hollow.]Furrowed or pitted. A lacunose leaf ...
||LAD, n. [Heb. to procreate or bear young.] A young man or boy; a stripling.
||LAD'ANUM, n. The resinous juice which exsudes from the leaves of the Cistus ladanifera, a shrub ...
||LAD'DER, n.1. A frame of wood, consisting of two side pieces, connected by rounds inserted in them ...
||LADE, v.t. pret. laded; pp. laded, laden.1. To load; to put on or in, as a burden or freight. We ...
||LA'DEN, pp. 1. Loaded; charged with a burden or freight.2. a. Oppressed; burdened.
||LA'DING, ppr. Loading; charging with a burden or freight; throwing or dipping out.LA'DING, n. ...
||LAD'KIN, n. A little lad; a youth. [Little used.]
||LA'DLE-FUL, n. The quantity contained in a ladle.
||LA'DLE, n. 1. A utensil somewhat like a dish, with a long handle, used for throwing or dipping ...
||LA'DY-DAY, n. The day of the annunciation of the holy virgin, March 25th.
||LA'DY-FLY, n. A small red vaginopennous or sheath-winged insect.A coleopterous insect of the genus ...
||LA'DY-LIKE, a. 1. Like a lady in manners; genteel; well bred.2. Soft; tender; delicate.
||LA'DY, n.1. A woman of distinction. Originally, the title of lady was given to the daughters of ...
||LA'DYSHIP, n. The title of a lady.
||LAG, a. [This word belongs to the root of slack, slow, sluggish, languish, long; Gr. See the ...
||LAG'GARD, n. Slow; sluggish; backward. [Not used.]
||LAG'GER, a. A loiterer; an idler; one who moves slowly and falls behind.
||LAG'GING, ppr. Loitering; moving slowly and falling behind.The nurse went lagging after with the ...
||LAGU'NE, n. A fen, moor, marsh, shallow pond or lake; as the lagunes of Venice.
||LA'ICAL, a. [L. laicus, Gr. from people.]Belonging to the laity or people, in distinction from the ...
||LAID, pret. and pp. of lay; so written for layed.
||LAIN, pp. of lie. Lien would be a more regular orthography, but lain is generally used.
||LAIR, n. [L. locus.]1. A place of rest; the bed or couch of a boar or wild beast.2. Pasture; the ...
||LAIRD, n. In the Scots dialect, a lord; the proprietor of a manor.
||LA'ITY, n. [Gr. people. See Laic.]1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of ...
||LAKE, v.i. To play; to sport. North of England. This is play, without a prefix.LAKE, n. [L. ...
||LA'KY, a. Pertaining to a lake or lakes.
||LAMA, n.1. The sovereign pontiff, or rather the god of the Asiatic Tartars.2. A small species of ...
||LAMB, n. lam.1. The young of the sheep kind.2. The Lamb of God, in Scripture, the Savior Jesus ...
||LAM'BATIVE, a. [L. lambo, to lick.]Taken by licking. [Little used.]LAM'BATIVE, n. A medicine ...
||LAM'BENT, a. [L. lambens, lambo, to lick.] Playing about; touching lightly; gliding over; as a ...
||LAMBKIN, n. lam'kin. A small lamb.
||LAMBLIKE, a. lam'like. Like a lamb; gentle; humble; meek; as a lamblike temper.
||LAMDOID'AL, a. [Gr. the name of the letter A, form.]In the form of the Greek A, the English L; as ...
||LAME, a. 1. Crippled or disabled in a limb, or otherwise injured so as to be unsound and impaired ...
||LAM'EL, n. [L. lamella. See Lamin.] A thin plate or scale of any thing.
||LAM'ELLAR, a. [from lamel.] Disposed in thin plates or scales.
||LAM'ELLARLY, adv. In thin plates or scales.
||LAM'ELLATED, a. Formed in thin plates or scales, or covered with them.
||LAMELLIF'EROUS, a. [L. lamella and fero, to produce.Producing plates; an epithet of polypiers ...
||LAM'ELLIFORM, a. [L. lamella, a plate, and form.] Having the form of a plate.
||LA'MELY, adv. [See Lame.]1. Like a cripple; with impaired strength; in a halting manner; as, to ...
||LA'MENESS, n. 1. An impaired state of the body or limbs; loss of natural soundness and strength ...
||LAMENT', v.i. [L. lamentor.] 1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to express sorrow.Jeremiah ...
||LAM'ENTABLE, a. [L. lamentabilis.]1. To be lamented; deserving sorrow; as a lamentable declension ...
||LAM'ENTABLY, adv.1. Mournfully; with expressions or tokens of sorrow.2. So as to cause sorrow.3. ...
||LAMENTA'TION, n. [L. lamentatio.]1. Expression of sorrow; cries of grief; the act of bewailing.In ...
||LAMENT'ED, pp. Bewailed; mourned for.
||LAMENT'ER, n. One who mourns, or cries out with sorrow.
||LAM'ENTIN, n. A species of the walrus or sea-cow, the Trichechus manatus.
||LAMENT'ING, ppr. Bewailing; mourning; weeping.LAMENT'ING, n. A mourning; lamentation.
||LA'MIA, n. [L.] A hag; a witch; a demon.
||LAM'INA, n. [L. lamina.]1. A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; applied to ...
||LAM'INABLE, a. Capable of being formed into thin plates.
||LAM'INAR, a. In plates; consisting of thin plates or layers.
||LAM'INATED, a. Plated; consisting of plates, scales or layers, one over another.
||LAMM, v.t. To beat. [Not in use.]
||LAM'MAS, n. The first day of August.
||LAMP, n. [L. lampas; Gr. to shine; Heb.]1. A vessel for containing oil to be burned by means of a ...
||LAM'PAS, n. A lump of flesh of the size of a nut, in the roof of a horse's mouth, and rising above ...
||LAMP'BLACK, n. [lamp and black; being originally made by means of a lamp or torch.]A fine soot ...
||LAMP'IATE, n. A compound salt, composed of lampic acid and a base.
||LAMP'IC, a. The lampic acid is obtained by the combustion of ether by means of a lamp.
||LAMP'ING, a. Shining; sparkling. [Not used.]
||LAMPOON', n. A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than ...
||LAMPOON'ER, n. One who abuses with personal satire; the writer of a lampoon.The squibs are those ...
||LAMPOON'ING, ppr. Abusing with personal satire.
||LAMPOON'RY, n. Abuse.
||LAM'PREY, n. [L. labor, to slip, and most probably the animal is name from slipping. If, however, ...
||LAN'ATED, a. [L. lanatus, from lana, wool.] Wooly. In botany, covered with a substance like ...
||LANCE, n. l'ans. [L. lancea; Gr.]A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ...
||LANCELY, a. l'ansly. Suitable to a lance.
||LAN'CEOLAR, a. In botany, tapering towards each end.
||LAN'CEOLATED, a. Shaped like a lance; oblong and gradually tapering toward each extremity; ...
||LANCEPESA'DE, n. An officer under the corporal.
||L'ANCER, n. One who lances; one who carries a lance.
||L'ANCET, n. 1. A surgical instrument, sharp-pointed and two-edged; used in venesection, and in ...
||L'ANCH, v.t. [from lance.] 1. To throw, as a lance; to dart; to let fly.See whose arm can lanch ...
||LAND, n.1. Earth, or the solid matter which constitutes the fixed part of the surface of the ...
||LAN'DAU, n. A kind of coach or carriage whose top may be opened and thrown back; so called from a ...
||LAND'ED, pp.1. Disembarked; set on shore from a ship or boat.2. a. Having an estate in land; as ...
||LAND'FALL, n. [land and fall.]1. A sudden translation of property in land by the death of a rich ...
||LAND'FLOOD, n. [land and flood.] An overflowing of land by water; an inundation. Properly, a ...
||LAND'GRAVE, n. In Germany, a count or earl; or an officer nearly corresponding to the earl of ...
||LANDGRA'VIATE, n. The territory held by a landgrave, or his office, jurisdiction or authority.
||LAND'HOLDER, n. A holder, owner or proprietor of land.
||LAND'ING-PLACE, n. A place on the shore of the sea or of a lake, or on the bank of a river; where ...
||LAND'ING, ppr. Setting on shore; coming on shore.LAND'ING,
||LAND'JOBBER, n. A man who makes a business of buying land on speculation, or of buying and selling ...
||LAND'LADY, n. [See Landlord.]1. A woman who has tenants holding from her.2. The mistress of an ...
||LAND'LESS, a. Destitute of land; having no property in land.
||LAND'LOCK, v.t. [land and lock.] To inclose or encompass by land.
||LAND'LOCKED, pp. Encompassed by land, so that no point of the compass is open to the sea.
||LAND'LOPER, n. [See Leap and Interloper.]A landman; literally, a land runner; a term of reproach ...
||LAND'LORD, n.1. The lord of a manor or of land; the owner of land who has tenants under him.2. ...
||LAND'MAN, n. A man who serves on land; opposed to seaman.
||LAND'MARK, n. [land and mark.] 1. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any mark or fixed ...
||LAND'SCAPE, n.1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, ...
||LAND'SLIP, n. A portion of a hill or mountain, which slips or slides down; or the sliding down of ...
||LAND'SMAN, n. In seaman's language, a sailor on board a ship, who has not before been at sea.
||LAND'STREIGHT, n. A narrow slip of land. [Not used.]
||LAND'WARD, adv. Toward the land.
||LANE, n.1. A narrow way or passage, or a private passage, as distinguished from a public road or ...
||LAN'GREL, n. Langrel shot or langrage, is a particular kind of shot used at sea for tearing sails ...
||LANGTERALOO', n. A game at cards.
||LAN'GUAGE-MASTER, n. One whose profession is to teach languages.
||LAN'GUAGE, n. [L. lingua, the tongue, and speech.]1. Human speech; the expression of ideas by ...
||LAN'GUAGED, a. Having a language; as many languaged nations.
||LAN'GUET, n. Any thing in the shape of the tongue. [Not English.]
||LAN'GUID, a. [L. languidus, from langueo, to droop or flag. See Languish.]1. Flagging; drooping; ...
||LAN'GUIDLY, adv. Weakly; feebly; slowly.
||LAN'GUIDNESS, n. 1. Weakness from exhaustion of strength; feebleness; dullness; languor.2. ...
||LAN'GUISH, v.i. [L. langueo, lachinisso; Gr. to flag, to lag. L. laxo, laxus, flacceo.]1. To ...
||LAN'GUISHER, n. One who languishes or pines.
||LAN'GUISHING, ppr.1. Becoming or being feeble; losing strength; pining; withering; fading.2. a. ...
||LAN'GUISHINGLY, adv.1. Weakly; feebly; dully; slowly.2. With tender softness.
||LAN'GUISHMENT, n.1. The state of pining.2. Softness of look or mien, with the head reclined.
||LAN'GUOR, n. [L. languor.]1. Feebleness; dullness; heaviness; lassitude of body; that state of ...
||LAN'GUOROUS, a. Tedious; melancholy. Obs.
||LAN'GURE, v.t. To languish. [Not in use.]
||LANIARD, n. lan'yard.A short piece of rope or line, used for fastening something in ships, as the ...
||LA'NIATE, v.t. [L. lanio.] To tear in pieces. [Little used.]
||LANIA'TION, n. A tearing in pieces. [Little used.]
||LANIF'EROUS, a. [L. lanifer; lana, wool, and fero, to produce.] Bearing or producing wool.
||LAN'IFICE, n. [L. lanificium; lana, wool, and facio, to make.]Manufacture of wool. [Little used.]
||LANIG'EROUS, a. [L. laniger; lana, wool, and gero, to bear.] Bearing or producing wool.
||LANK, a. [Gr. probably allied to flank.]1. Loose or lax and easily yielding to pressure; not ...
||LANK'LY, adv. Thinly; loosely; laxly.
||LANK'NESS, n. Laxity; flabbiness; leanness; slenderness.
||LANK'Y, n. Lank. [Vulgar.]
||LAN'NERET, n. [L. laniarius, lanius, a butcher.] A species of hawk.
||LANS'QUENET, n. [lance and knecht, a boy, a knight.]1. A common foot soldier.2. A game at cards.
||LAN'TERN-FLY, n. An insect of the genus Fulgora.
||LAN'TERN-JAWS, n. A thin visage.
||LAN'TERN, n. [L. laterna.]1. A case or vessel made of tin perforated with many holes, or of some ...
||LANU'GINOUS, a. [L. lanuginosus, from lanugo, down, from lana, wool.]Downy; covered with down, or ...
||LAODICE'AN, a. Like the christians of Laodicea: lukewarm in religion.
||LAODICE'ANISM, n. Lukewarmness in religion.
||LAP, n.1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely.2. The part of ...
||LAP'DOG, n. A small dog fondled in the lap.
||LAP'FULL, n. As much as the lap can contain. 2Kings 4.
||LAP'ICIDE, n. A stone-cutter. [Not used.]
||LAPIDA'RIOUS, a. [L. lapidarius, from lapis, a stone.] Stony; consisting of stones.
||LAP'IDARY, n. [L. lapidarius, lapis, a stone.]1. An artificer who cuts precious stones.2. A ...
||LAP'IDATE, v.t. [L. lapido.] To stone. [Not used.]
||LAPIDA'TION, n. The act of stoning a person to death.
||LAPID'EOUS, a. [L. lapideus.] Stony; of the nature of stone; as lapideous matter. [Little used.]
||LAPIDES'CENCE, n. [L. lapidesco, from lapis, a stone.]1. The process of becoming stone; a ...
||LAPIDES'CENT, a. Growing or turning to stone; that has the quality of petrifying ...
||LAPIDIF'IC, a. [L. lapis, a stone, and facio, to make.] Forming or converting into stone.
||LAPIDIFICA'TION, n. The operation of forming or converting into a stony substance, by means of a ...
||LAPID'IFY, v.t. [L. lapis, a stone, and facio, to form.] To form into stone.LAPID'IFY, v.i. To ...
||LAP'IDIST, n. A dealer in precious stones. [See lapidary.]
||LAPIS, in Latin, a stone. Hence,Lapis Bononiensis, the Bolognian stone.Lapis Hepaticus, liver ...
||LAP'PED, pp. [See Lap.] Turned or folded over.
||LAP'PER, n. 1. One that laps; one that wraps or folds.2. One that takes up with his tongue.
||LAP'PET, n. [dim. of lap.] A part of a garment or dress that hangs loose.
||LAP'PING, ppr.1. Wrapping; folding; laying on.2. Licking; taking into the mouth with the tongue.
||LAPSE, n. laps. [L. lapsus, from labor, to slide, to fall.]1. A sliding, gliding or flowing; a ...
||LAPS'ED, pp. Fallen; passed from one proprietor to another by the negligence of the patron; as a ...
||LAP'SIDED, a. [Lap and side.] Having one side heavier than the other, as a ship.
||LAPS'ING, ppr. Gliding; flowing; failing; falling to one person through the omission of another.
||LAP'WING, n. A bird of the genus Tringa; the tewit.
||LAP'WORK, n. Work in which one part laps over another.
||L'AR, n. plu. lares. [L.] A household deity.
||L'ARBOARD, n. [Board, bord, is a side; but I know the meaning of lar. The Dutch use bakboard, and ...
||L'ARCENY, n. [L. latrocinium.]Theft; the act of taking and carrying away the goods or property of ...
||L'ARCH, n. [L. larix.]The common name of a division of the genus Pinus, species of which are ...
||L'ARD, n. [L. lardum, laridum.]1. The fat of swine, after being melted and separated from the ...
||LARDA'CEOUS, a. Of the nature of lard; consisting of lard.
||L'ARDED, pp. Stuffed with bacon; fattened; mixed.
||L'ARDER, n. A room where meat is kept or salted.
||L'ARDRY, n. A larder. [Not used.]
||L'ARGE, a larj. [L. largus; Gr. wide, copious, and perhaps with floor.]1. Big; of great size; ...
||LARGEHE'ARTEDNESS, n. Largeness of heart; liberality. [Not used.]
||L'ARGELY, adv.1. Widely; extensively.2. Copiously; diffusely; amply. The subject was largely ...
||L'ARGENESS, n.1. Bigness; bulk; magnitude; as the largeness of an animal.2. Greatness; ...
||L'ARGESS, n. [L. largitio; from largus, large.]A present; a gift or donation; a bounty bestowed.
||LARGHET'TO, Musical terms, directing to slow movement. Large is one degree quicker than grave, ...
||L'ARGISH, a. Somewhat large. [Unusual.]
||L'ARK, n. [As the Latin alauda coincides with laudo, Eng. loud so the first syllable of lark, laf, ...
||L'ARKER, n. A catcher of larks.
||L'ARKLIKE, a. Resembling a lark in manners.
||L'ARK'S-HEEL, n. A flower called Indian cress.
||L'ARKSPUR, n. A plant of the genus Delphinium.
||L'ARMIER, n. The flat jutting part of a cornice; literally, the dropper; the eave or drip of a ...
||LAR'UM, n. Alarm; a noise giving notice of danger. [See Alarm, which is generally used.]
||L'ARVATED, a. Masked; clothed as with a mask.
||L'ARVE, n. [L. larva, a mask.]An insect in the caterpillar state; eruca; the state of an insect ...
||LARYN'GEAN, a. [See Larynx.] Pertaining to the larynx.
||LARYNGOT'OMY, n. [larynx and Gr. to cut.]The operation of cutting the larynx or windpipe; the ...
||LAR'YNX, n. [Gr.] In anatomy, the upper part of the windpipe or trachea, a cartilaginous cavity, ...
||LAS'CAR, n. In the East Indies, a native seaman, or a gunner.
||LASCIVIENCY, LASCIVIENT. [Not used. See the next words.]
||LASCIVIENCY, LASCIVIENT. [Not used. See the next words.]
||LASCIV'IOUS, a. [L. lascivus, from laxus, laxo, to relax, to loosen.]1. Loose; wanton; lewd; ...
||LASCIV'IOUSLY, adv. Loosely; wantonly; lewdly.
||LASCIV'IOUSNESS, n.1. Looseness; irregular indulgence of animal desires; wantonness; ...
||LA'SERWORT, n. Laserpitium, a genus of plants of several species, natives of Germany, Italy, ...
||LASH, n. 1. The thong or braided cord of a whip.I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.2. ...
||LASH'ED, pp.1. Struck with a lash; whipped; tied; made fast by a rope.2. In botany, ciliate; ...
||LASH'ER, n. One that whips or lashes.LASH'ER,
||LASH'ING, n. A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another.LASH'ING, n. ...
||L'ASS, n.A young woman; a girl.
||LAS'SITUDE, n. [L. lassitudo, from lassus, and this from laxus, laxo, to relax.]1. Weakness; ...
||L'ASSLORN, a. Forsaken by his lass or mistress.
||L'AST, a. [See Late and Let.]1. That comes after all the others; the latest; applied to time; as ...
||L'ASTAGE, n. [See Last, a load.]1. A duty paid for freight or transportation.[Not used in the ...
||L'ASTERY, n. A red color. [Not in use.]
||L'ASTING, ppr.1. Continuing in time; enduring; remaining.2. a. Durable; of long continuance; that ...
||L'ASTINGLY, adv. Durably; with continuance.
||L'ASTINGNESS, n. Durability; the quality or state of long continuance.
||L'ASTLY, adv. 1. In the last place.2. In the conclusion; at last; finally.
||LATCH, n. [L. ligula, from ligo, to tie, and with English lock. L. laqueus, from which we have ...
||LATCH'ET, n. [from latch.] The string that fastens a shoe. Mark 1.
||LATE, a. [This word is from the root of let, the sense of which is to draw out, extend or prolong, ...
||LA'TED, a. Belated; being too late. [Not used.]
||LAT'EEN, a. A lateen sail is a triangular sail, extended by a lateen yard, which is slung about ...
||LA'TELY, adv. Not long ago; recently. We called on a gentleman who has lately arrived from Italy.
||LA'TENCY, n. [See Latent.] The state of being concealed; abstruseness.
||LA'TENESS, n.1. The state of being tardy, or of coming after the usual time; as the lateness of ...
||LA'TENT, a. [L. latens, lateo; Gr; Heb. to cover.]Hid; concealed; secret; not seen; not visible or ...
||LA'TER, a. [comp. deg. of late.] Posterior; subsequent.
||LAT'ERAL, a. [L. lateralis, from latus, a side, and broad, Gr., Eng. flat. The primary sense of ...
||LATERAL'ITY, n. The quality of having distinct sides. [Not used.]
||LAT'ERALLY, adv.1. By the side; sideways.2. In the direction of the side.
||LAT'ERAN, n. One of the churches at Rome. The name is said to have been derived from that of a ...
||LA'TERED, a. Delayed. Obs.
||LATERIFO'LIOUS, a. [L. latus, side, and folium, leaf.]In botany, growing on the side of a leaf at ...
||LATERI'TIOUS, a. [L. lateritius, from later, a brick.] Like bricks; of the color of ...
||L'ATH, n.1. A thin, narrow board or slip of wood nailed to the rafters of a building to support ...
||LATHE, n. An engine by which instruments of wood, ivory, metals and other materials, are turned ...
||LATH'ER, v.i.To form a foam with water and soap; to become froth, or frothy matter.LATH'ER, v.t. ...
||L'ATHY, a. Thin as a lath; long and slender.L'ATHY, a. Flabby; weak.
||LATIB'ULIZE, v.i. [L. latibulum, a hiding place.]To retire into a den, burrow or cavity, and lie ...
||LAT'ICLAVE, n. [L. laticlavium; latus, broad, and clavus, a stud.]An ornament of dress worn by ...
||LAT'IN, a. Pertaining to the Latins, a people of Latium, in Italy; Roman; as the Latin ...
||LAT'INISM, n. A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to the Latins.
||LAT'INIST, n. One skilled in Latin.
||LATIN'ITY, n. Purity of the Latin style or idiom; the Latin tongue.
||LAT'INIZE, v.t. To give to foreign words Latin terminations and make them Latin.LAT'INIZE, v.i. ...
||LATIROS'TROUS, a. [L. latus, broad, and rostrum, beak.] Having a broad beak, as a fowl.
||LA'TISH, a. [from late.] Somewhat late.
||LAT'ITANCY, n. [L. latitans, latito, to lie hid, from lateo. See Latent.]The state of lying ...
||LAT'ITANT, a. Lurking; lying hid; concealed.[These words are rarely used. See latent.]
||LAT'ITAT, n. [L. he lurks.] A writ by which a person is summoned into the king's bench to answer, ...
||LAT'ITUDE, n. [L. latitudo, breadth; latus, broad.]1. Breadth; width; extent from side to side.2. ...
||LATITU'DINAL, a. Pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.
||LATITUDINA'RIAN, a. Not restrained; not confined by precise limits; free; thinking or acting at ...
||LATITUDINA'RIANISM, n.1. Freedom or liberality of opinion, particularly in theology.2. ...
||LA'TRANT, a. [L. latro, to bark.] Barking.
||LA'TRATE, v.i. To bark as a dog. [Not used.]
||LATRA'TION, n. A barking. [Not used.]
||LA'TRIA, n. [L. from Gr.] The highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; distinguished by the ...
||LATRO'BITE, n. [from Latrobe.] A newly described mineral of a pale pink red color, massive or ...
||LAT'ROCINY, n. [L. latrocinium.] Theft; larceny. [Not in use.]
||LAT'TEN-BRASS, n. Plates of milled brass reduced to different thicknesses, according to the uses ...
||LAT'TEN, n. Iron plate covered with tin.
||LAT'TER, a. [an irregular comparative of late.]1. Coming or happening after something else; ...
||LAT'TERLY, adv. Of late; in time not long past; lately.
||LAT'TERMATH, n. The latter mowing; that which is mowed after a former mowing.
||LAT'TICE, n. Any work of wood or iron, made by crossing laths, rods or bars, and forming open ...
||LAT'TICED, pp. Furnished with a lattice.
||LAUD, n. [L. laus, laudis; Gr. ; Eng. loud. See Loud.]1. Praise; commendation; an extolling in ...
||LAUD'ABLE, a. [L. laudabilis.]1. Praiseworthy; commendable; as laudable motives; laudable ...
||LAUD'ABLENESS, n. The quality of deserving praise; praiseworthiness; as the laudableness of ...
||LAUD'ABLY, adv. In a manner deserving praise.
||LAUD'ANUM, n. [from L. laudo, to praise.] Opium dissolved in spirit or wine; tincture of opium.
||LAUD'ATIVE, n. [L. laudativus.] A panegyric; an eulogy. [Little used.]
||LAUD'ATORY, a. Containing praise; tending to praise.LAUD'ATORY, n. That which contains praise.
||LAUD'ER, n. One who praises.
||LAUGH-WORTHY, a. Deserving to be laughed at.
||LAUGH, v.i. l'aff. [Heb.]1. To make the noise and exhibit the features which are characteristic ...
||LAUGHABLE, a. l'affable. That may justly excite laughter; as a laughable story; a laughable scene.
||LAUGHER, n. l'affer. One who laughs, or is fond of merriment.The laughers are a majority.
||LAUGHING-STOCK, n. An object of ridicule; a butt of sport.
||LAUGHING, ppr. l'affing. Expressing mirth in a particular manner.
||LAUGHINGLY, adv. l'affingly. In a merry way; with laughter.
||LAUGHTER, n. l'affter. Convulsive merriment; an expression of mirth peculiar to man, consisting in ...
||LAU'MONITE, n. Efflorescent zeolite; so called from Laumont, its discoverer. It is found in ...
||LAUNCH, [See Lanch, the more correct orthography.]
||LAUND, n. A lawn. [Not used.]
||LAUNDER, n. l'ander. [from L. lavo, to wash.]A washer-woman; also, a long and hollow trough, used ...
||LAUNDERER, n. l'anderer. A man who follows the business of washing clothes.
||LAUNDRESS, n. l'andress. [L. lavo.]A washer-woman; a female whose employment is to wash ...
||LAUNDRY, n. l'andry.1. A washing.2. The place or room where clothes are washed.
||LAU'REATE, a. [L. laureatus, from laurea, a laurel.]Decked or invested with laurel; as laureate ...
||LAU'REATED, pp. Honored with a degree and a laurel wreath.
||LAUREA'TION, n. The act of conferring a degree in the university, together with a wreath of ...
||LAU'REL, n. [L. laurus.]The bay-tree or Laurus, a genus of plants of several species.
||LAU'RELED, a. Crowned or decorated with laurel, or with a laurel wreath; laureate.
||LAURIF'FEROUS, a. [L. laurus and fero, to bear.]Producing or bringing laurel.
||LAU'RUSTIN, n. [L. laurustinus.] A plant of the genus Viburnum, an evergreen shrub or tree, whose ...
||LAUS'KRAUT, n. A plant of the genus Delphinium.
||LAU'TU, n. A band of cotton, twisted and worn on the head of the Inca of Peru, as a badge of ...
||L'AVA, n. [probably from flowing, and from the root of L. fluo, or lavo.]1. A mass or stream of ...
||LAVA'TION, n. [L. lavatio, from lavo.] A washing or cleansing.
||LAV'ATORY, n. [See lave.] 1. A place for washing.2. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.3. A ...
||LA'VE-EARED, a. Having large pendant ears. [Not in use.]
||LAVE, v.t. [L. lavo; Gr.]To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric.LAVE, v.i.1. ...
||LAVEE'R, v.t. In seamen's language, to tack; to sail back and forth. [I believe this word is not ...
||LAV'ENDER, n. [L. lavendula.] A plant, or a genus of aromatic plants, Lavandula.
||LA'VER, n. A vessel for washing; a large basin; in scripture history, a basin placed in the court ...
||LAVEROCK. [See lark.]
||LA'VING, ppr. Washing; bathing.
||LAV'ISH, a. [I know not from what source we have received this word. It coincides in elements ...
||LAV'ISHED, pp. Expended profusely; wasted.
||LAV'ISHER, n. A prodigal; a profuse person.
||LAV'ISHING, ppr. Expending or laying out with profusion; wasting.
||LAV'ISHLY, adv. With profuse expense; prodigally; wastefully.
||LAV'ISHNESS, n. Profusion; prodigality.
||LAVOL'TA, An old dance in which was much turning and capering.
||LAW-DAY, n 1. A day of open court.2. A leet or sheriff's tourn.
||LAW, n. [L. lex; from the root of lay. See lay. A law is that which is laid, set or fixed, like ...
||LAW'FUL, a. 1. Agreeable to law; conformable to law; allowed by law; legal; legitimate. That is ...
||LAW'FULLY, adv. Legally; in accordance with law; without violating law. We may lawfully do what ...
||LAW'FULNESS, n. The quality of being conformable to law; legality. The lawfulness of an action ...
||LAW'GIVER, n. [law and give.] One who makes or enacts a law; a legislator.
||LAW'GIVING, a. Making or enacting laws; legislative.
||LAW'ING, n. Expeditation; the act of cutting off the claws and balls of the fore feet of mastiffs ...
||LAW'LESS, a.1. Not subject to law; unrestrained by law; as a lawless tyrant; lawless men.2. ...
||LAW'LESSLY, adv. In a manner contrary to law.
||LAW'LESSNESS, n. The quality or state of being unrestrained by law; disorder.
||LAWN, n. An open space between woods, or a plain in a park or adjoining a noble seat.Betwixt them ...
||LAWN'Y, a. 1. Level, as a plain; like a lawn.2. Made of lawn.
||LAW'SUIT, n. [See suit.] a suit in law for the recovery of a supposed right; a process in law ...
||LAW'YER-LIKE, a. Like a real lawyer.
||LAW'YER, n. [that is lawer, contracted from law-wer, law-man.]One versed in the laws, or a ...
||LAW'YERLY, a. Judicial.
||LAX, a. [L. laxus.]1. Loose; flabby; soft; not tense, firm or rigid; as lax flesh; a lax fiber.2. ...
||LAXA'TION, n. [L. laxatio.] The act of loosening or slackening; or the state of being loose or ...
||LAX'ATIVE, a. [L. laxo.] Having the power or quality of loosening or opening the bowels, and ...
||LAX'ATIVENESS, n. The quality of relaxing.
||LAX'ITY, n. [L. laxitas.]1. Looseness; slackness; the opposite of tenseness or tension.2. ...
||LAX'LY, adv. Loosely; without exactness.
||LAX'NESS, n.1. Looseness; softness; flabbiness; as the laxness of flesh or of muscles.2. Laxity; ...
||LAY-CLERK, n. A vocal officiate in a cathedral.
||LAY, pret. of lie. The estate lay in the county of Hartford.When Ahab heard these words, he rent ...
||LA'YER, n. la'er. [from lay, the verb.]1. A stratum; a bed; a body spread over another; as a ...
||LA'YING, ppr. Putting; placing; applying; imputing; wagering.
||LA'YLAND, n. Land lying untilled; fallow ground. [Local.]
||LA'YMAN, n. la'man. [lay and man.]1. A man who is not a clergyman; one of the laity or people, ...
||LA'YSTALL, n. [lay and stall.] A heap of dung, or a place where dung is laid.
||LA'ZAR-HOUSE, n. A lazaretto; also, a hospital for quarantine.
||LA'ZAR, n. [from Laxarus.] A person infected with nauseous and pestilential disease.
||LAZARETTO, n.A public building, hospital or pest-house for the reception of diseased persons, ...
||LA'ZARLY, a. Full of sores; leprous.
||LAZE, v.i. To live in idleness. [Vulgar.]LAZE, v.t. To waste in sloth. [Vulgar.]
||LA'ZILY, adv. [from lazy.] In a heavy, sluggish manner; sluggishly.Whether he lazily and ...
||LA'ZINESS, n. [from lazy.] 1. The state or quality of being lazy; indisposition to action or ...
||LA'ZING, a. Spending time in sluggish inaction.[This is an ill-formed, inelegant word.]
||LAZ'ULI. Lapis Lazuli is a mineral of a fine, azure blue color, usually amorphous, or in rounded ...
||LAZ'ULITE, n. A mineral of a light, indigo blue color, occurring in small masses, or crystallized ...
||LA'ZY, a. [L. laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]1. Disinclined to ...
||LD, stands for lord.
||LE'ACH-TUB, n. A wooden vessel or tub in which ashes are leached. It is sometimes written ...
||LEACH, v.t. [See leak. Perhaps L. lix may be from the same root.]To wash, as ashes, by ...
||LEAD, n. led.1. A metal of a dull white color, with a cast of blue. It is the least elastic and ...
||LEADEN-HE'ARTED, a. Stupid; destitute of feeling.
||LEADEN-HEE'LED, a. Moving slowly.
||LEADEN-STEP'PING, a. Moving slowly.
||LEADEN, a. led'n. [from lead.]1. Made of lead; as a leaden ball.2. Heavy; indisposed to ...
||LE'ADER, n.1. One that leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.2. A chief; a commander; a ...
||LE'ADING-STRINGS, n. Strings by which children are supported when beginning to walk.To be in ...
||LE'ADING, ppr.1. Guiding; conducting; preceding; drawing; alluring; passing life.2. a. Chief; ...
||LE'ADMAN, n. One who begins or leads a dance. Obs.
||LEADWORT, n. led'wort. Plumbago, a genus of plants.
||LEADY, a. led'dy. Of the color of lead.
||LE'AF-STALK, n. The petiole or stalk which supports a leaf.
||LEAF, n. plu. leaves.1. In botany, leaves are organs of perspiration and inhalation in plants. ...
||LE'AFAGE, n. Abundance of leaves.
||LE'AFED, pp. Having leaves.
||LE'AFLESS, a. Destitute of leaves; as a leafless tree.
||LE'AFLET, n. 1. A little leaf.2. In botany, one of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.
||LE'AFY, a. Full of leaves; as the leafy forest.
||LEAGUE, n. leeg. [L. ligo, to bind.]1. An alliance or confederacy between princes or states for ...
||LE'AGUED, pp. lee'ged. United in mutual compact; confederated.
||LE'AGUER, n. lee'ger. One who unites in a league; a confederate.LE'AGUER, n. Siege; investment of ...
||LEAK, n. [Gr. a fissure or crevice, L. lacero and loquor, and perhaps Eng. clack. It seems that ...
||LE'AKAGE, n.1. A leaking; or the quantity of a liquor that enters or issues by leaking.2. An ...
||LE'AKY, a.1. That admits water or other liquor to pass in or out; as a leaky vessel; a leaky ship ...
||LE'AMER, n. A dog; a kind of hound.
||LEAN, v.i. [Gr., L. clino.]1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line; or to be ...
||LE'ANLY, adv. Meagerly; without fat or plumpness.
||LE'ANNESS, n.1. Destitution of fat; want of flesh; thinness of body; meagerness; applied to ...
||LE'ANY, a. Alert; brisk; active. [Not in use.]
||LE'AP-FROG, n. A play of children in which they imitate the leap of frogs.
||LE'AP-YEAR, n. Blissextile, a year containing 366 days; every fourth year, which leaps over a day ...
||LEAP, v.i. [L. labor, perhaps. Heb.]1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as man, ...
||LE'APER, n. One that leaps. A horse is called a good leaper.
||LE'APING, ppr. Jumping; springing; bounding; skipping.
||LE'APINGLY, adv. By leaps.
||LEARN, v.t. lern.1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before ...
||LEARNEDLY, adv. lern'edly. With learning or erudition; with skill; as, to discuss a question ...
||LEARNER, n. lern'er. A person who is gaining knowledge from instruction, from reading or study, ...
||LEARNING, ppr. lern'ing. Gaining knowledge by instruction or reading, by study, by experience or ...
||LEARNT, lernt. pp. Obtained as knowledge or information.
||LE'ASABLE, a. That may be leased.
||LEASE, n. [See the Verb.]1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements or hereditaments to another ...
||LE'ASED, pp. Demised or let, as lands or tenements.
||LE'ASEHOLD, a. Held by lease; as a leasehold tenement.
||LE'ASER, n. A gleaner; a gatherer after reapers.
||LEASH, n. [L. laqueus.]1. A thong of leather, or long line by which a falconer holds his hawk, or ...
||LE'ASING, n. s as z.Falsehood; lies. [Obsolete or nearly so.]
||LE'ASOW, n. A pasture. Obs.
||LEAST, a. Smallest; little beyond others, either in size or degree; as the least insect; the least ...
||LE'ASY, a. s as z. Thin; flimsy. It is usually pronounced sleazy.
||LEAT, n. A trench to conduct water to or from a mill.
||LEATH'ER-COAT, n. An apple with a tough coat or rind.
||LEATH'ER-DRESSER, n. One who dresses leather; one who prepares hides for use.
||LEATH'ER-JACKET, n A fish of the Pacific ocean.
||LEATH'ER-MOUTHED, a.By leather-mouthed fish, I mean such as have their teeth in their throat, as ...
||LEAVE, n. 1. Permission; allowance; license; liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is ...
||LE'AVED, a. [from leaf; but leafed would be preferable.]1. Furnished with foliage or leaves.2. ...
||LEAVEN, n. lev'n. [L. levo, Eng. to lift.]1. A mass of sour dough, which, mixed with a larger ...
||LEAVENED, pp. lev'ened. Taised and made light by fermentation.
||LEAVENING, ppr. lev'ening. Making light by fermentation.LEAVENING, n. lev'ening. that which ...
||LEAVENOUS, a. lev'enous. containing leaven; tainted.
||LE'AVER, n. [from leave.]One who leaves or relinquishes; one who forsakes.
||LEAVES, n. plu. of leaf.
||LE'AVING, ppr. Quitting; withdrawing from; relinquishing; suffering to remain; ceasing; desisting ...
||LE'AVINGS, n. plu.1. Things left; remnant; relics.The leavings of Pharsalia.2. Refuse; offal.
||LE'AVY, a. [from leaf.] Full of leaves; covered with leaves. [An improper word; it ought to be ...
||LECH, for lick. Obs. [See Lick.]
||LECH'ER, n. A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an exorbitant degree, to the indulgence of ...
||LECH'EROUS, a.1 Addicted to lewdness; prone to indulge lust; lustful; lewd.2. Provoking lust.
||LECH'EROUSLY, adv. Lustfully; lewdly.
||LECH'EROUSNESS, n. Lust, or strong propensity to indulge the sexual appetite.
||LECH'ERY, n. Lewdness; free indulgence of lust; practice of indulging the animal appetite.
||LEC'TION, n. [L. lectio, from lego, to read, Gr.]1. A reading.2. A difference or variety in ...
||LEC'TIONARY, n. The Romish servicebook, containing portions of Scripture.
||LEC'TURE, n. [L. lectura, from lego, to read.]1. A discourse read or pronounced on any subject; ...
||LEC'TURER, n.1. One who reads or pronounces lectures; a professor or an instructor who delivers ...
||LEC'TURESHIP, n. The office of a lecturer.
||LEC'TURING, ppr. Reading or delivering a discourse; reproving.
||LEC'TURN, n. A reading desk. [Not in use.]
||LED, pret. and pp. of lead.
||LED'EN, n. Language; true meaning. Obs.
||LEDGE, n.1. A stratum, layer or row.The lowest ledge or row should be merely of stone.2. A ridge; ...
||LEDG'ER, n. The principal book of accounts among merchants; the book into which the accounts of ...
||LEE'-LURCH, n. A sudden and violent roll of a ship to leeward in a high sea.
||LEE'-SIDE, n. The side of a ship or boat farthest from the point whence the wind blows; opposed to ...
||LEE, n. plu. less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]LEE, n.Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a ...
||LEE'CH-CRAFT, n. The art of healing. Obs.
||LEE'CH-LINE, n. Leech-lines are ropes fastened to the middle of the leeches of the main-sail and ...
||LEE'CH-ROPE, n. That part of the bolt-rope to which the skirt or border of a sail is sewed.
||LEECH, n.1. A physician; a professor of the art of healing.[This word, in the United States, is ...
||LEEF, a. Kind; fond; pleasing; willing. Obs.
||LEEK, n. A plant of the genus Allium, with a bulbous root. Numb. 11.
||LEE'LITE, n. A mineral, so called from Dr. Lee, of St. John's College, Cambridge. It is described ...
||LEER, v.i. 1. To look obliquely; to turn the eye and cast a look from a corner, either in ...
||LEE'RING, ppr. Looking obliquely; casting a look askance.
||LEE'RINGLY, adv. With an arch oblique look or smile.
||LEES, n.The grosser parts of any liquor which have settled on the bottom of a vessel; dregs; ...
||LEESE, v.t. To lose. Obs. [See Lose.]LEESE, v.t. [L. lasus.] To hurt. Obs.
||LEET-ALE, n. A feast or merry making in the time of leet.
||LEET, n. In Great Britain, a court. The court-leet or view of frankpledge, is a court of record ...
||LEE'WARD, a. Pertaining to the part towards which the wind blows; as a leeward ship.LEE'WARD, adv. ...
||LEE'WAY, n. The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course, or the angle which the ...
||LEFT-HAND'ED, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm more strong and dextrous than the right; using ...
||LEFT-HAND'EDNESS, n. Habitual use of the left hand, or rather the ability to use the left hand ...
||LEFT-HAND'INESS, n. Awkwardness.
||LEFT, pret. and pp. of leave.LEFT, a. [L. lavus; Gr. probably from the root of leave, Gr. and ...
||LEG, n. 1. The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; ...
||LEG'ACY-HUNTER, n. One who flatters and courts for legacies.
||LEG'ACY, [L. legatum, from lego, to send, to bequeath.]A bequest; a particular thing, or certain ...
||LE'GAL, a. [L. legalis, from lex, legis, law.]1. According to law; in conformity with law; as a ...
||LEGAL'ITY, n.1. Lawfulness; conformity to law.2. In theology, a reliance on works for salvation.
||LE'GALIZE, v.t.1. To make lawful; to render conformable to law; to authorize. What can legalize ...
||LE'GALLY, adv. Lawfully; according to law; in a manner permitted by law.
||LEG'ATARY, n. [L. legatarius, from lego, to bequeath.]A legatee; one to whom a legacy is ...
||LEG'ATE, n. [L. legatus, from lego, to send. See Lackey.] 1. An embassador; but especially,2. ...
||LEGATEE', n. [L. lego, to send.] One to whom a legacy is bequeathed.
||LEG'ATESHIP, n. The office of a legate.
||LEG'ATINE, a.1. Pertaining to a legate; as legatine power.2. Made by or proceeding from a legate; ...
||LEGA'TION, n. [L. legatio, from lego, to send.] An embassy; a deputation; properly a sending, but ...
||LEGA'TOR, n. [L.] A testator; one who bequeaths a legacy. [Little used.]
||LEGE, v.t. To allege; to lighten. [Not in use.]
||LEG'END, n. [L. legenda, from lego, to read; originally, in the Romish church, a book of service ...
||LEG'ENDARY, a. Consisting of legends; fabulous; strange.LEG'ENDARY, n. A book of legends; a ...
||LEG'ER, n. Any thing that lies in a place; that which rests or remains; sometimes used as a noun, ...
||LEG'ERDEMAIN, n. [See Light.]Slight of hand; a deceptive performance which depends on dexterity of ...
||LEGER'ITY, n. Lightness; nimbleness. [Not in use.]
||LEG'GED, a. [from leg.] Having legs; used in composition; as a two-legged animal.
||LEG'GIN, n. [from leg.] A cover for the leg; a garment that encloses the leg.
||LEGIBIL'ITY, n. Legibleness; the quality or state of being legible.
||LEG'IBLE, a. [L. legibilis, from lego, to read.]1. That may be read; consisting of letters or ...
||LEG'IBLENESS, n. The quality or state of being legible.
||LEG'IBLY, adv. In such a manner as may be read; as a manuscript legibly written.
||LE'GION, n. [L. legio, from lego, to collect.]1. In Roman antiquity, a body of infantry ...
||LE'GIONARY, a.1. Relating to a legion or to legions.2. Consisting of a legion or of legions; as a ...
||LEG'ISLATE, v.i. [L. lex, legis, law, and fero, latum, to give, pass or enact.]To make or enact a ...
||LEGISLA'TION, n. The act of passing a law or laws; the enacting of laws.Pythagoras joined ...
||LEG'ISLATIVE, a.1. Giving or enacting laws; as a legislative body.2. Capable of enacting laws; as ...
||LEGISLA'TOR, n. [L.] A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community. This word is ...
||LEGISLA'TORSHIP, n. the office of a legislator. [Not in use.]
||LEGISLA'TRIX, n. a female who makes laws.
||LEG'ISLATURE, n. the body of men in a state or kingdom, invested with power to make and repeal ...
||LE'GIST, n. One skilled in the laws.
||LEGIT'IMACY, n. [from legitimate.]1. Lawfulness of birth; opposed to bastardy.2. Genuineness; ...
||LEGIT'IMATE, a. [L. legitimus, from lex, law.]1. Lawfully begotten or born; born in wedlock; as ...
||LEGIT'IMATELY, adv.1. Lawfully; according to law.2. Genuinely; not falsely.
||LEGIT'IMATENESS, n. legality; lawfulness; genuineness.
||LEGITIMA'TION, n. 1. The act of rendering legitimate, or of investing an illegitimate child with ...
||LEGU'MEN, n. [L. legumen, lego to collect, and signifying that which collects, or holds, or a ...
||LEGU'MINOUS, a. Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse. Leguminous plants are such as have a ...
||LEIS'URABLE, a. s as z. [See Leisure.] Vacant of employment; not occupied; as leisurable hours. ...
||LEIS'URABLY, adv. At leisure; without hurry. [Little used.]
||LEISURE, n. lezh'ur or lee'zhur. 1. Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free ...
||LEIS'URELY, a. Done at leisure; not hasty; deliberate; slow; as a leisurely walk or march; a ...
||LE'MAN, n. [See Love and Lief.]A sweetheart; a gallant, or a mistress. Obs.
||LEME, n. A ray of light. [Not in use.]LEME, v.i. To shine. Obs.
||LE'MING, n. A species of animal belonging to the genus Mus; a kind of rat, in the north of Europe, ...
||LEM'MA, n. [Gr. from to receive.]In mathematics, a previous proposition proved, or a proposition ...
||LEM'NISCATE, n. [L. lemniscus, a ribbon; lemniscatus, adorned with ribbons.] A curve in the form ...
||LEM'ON, n.1. The fruit of a tree belonging to the genus Citrus, which grows in warm climates. ...
||LEMONA'DE, n.A liquor consisting of lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened.
||LE'MUR, n. [L.] A genus of quadrupeds, the Makis, natives of Africa and the East Indies.
||LE'MURES, n. [L.] Hobgoblins; evil spirits. [Not English.]
||LEND, v.t. pret. and pp. lent.1. To grant to another for temporary use, on the express or implied ...
||LEND'ABLE, a. That may be lent.
||LEND'ER, n.1. One who lends.The borrower is servant to the lender. Prov. 22.2. One who makes a ...
||LEND'ING, ppr. Granting for temporary use. [See Lend.]LEND'ING, n. 1. The act of loaning.2. ...
||LENDS, n. Loins. [Not in use.]
||LENGTH, n.1. The extent of anything material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn ...
||LENGTH'EN, v.t. length'n.1. To extend in length; to make longer; to elongate; as, to lengthen a ...
||LENGTH'ENED, pp. Made longer; drawn out in length; continued in duration.
||LENGTH'ENING, ppr. Making longer; extending in length or in duration.LENGTH'ENING, n. ...
||LENGTH'FUL, a. Of great length in measure.
||LENGTH'WISE, adv. In the direction of the length; in a longitudinal direction.
||LENGTH'Y, a. Being long or moderately long; not short; not brief; applied mostly to moral ...
||LE'NIENT, a. [L. leniens, from lenio, lenis, soft, mild.1. Softening; mitigating; assuasive.Time, ...
||LEN'IFY, v.t. To assuage; to soften; to mitigate. [Little used.]
||LEN'IMENT, n. An assuasive. [Not used.]
||LEN'ITIVE, a. [L. lenio, to soften.]Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or ...
||LEN'ITY, n. [L. lenitas, from lenis, mild, soft.]Mildness of temper; softness; tenderness; mercy. ...
||LENS, n. plu. lenses. [L. lens, a lentil.] A transparent substance, usually glass, so formed that ...
||LENT, pp. of lend.LENT, n.The quadragesimal fast, or fast of forty days observed by the christian ...
||LENT'EN, a. Pertaining to lent; used in lent; sparing; as a lenten entertainment; a lenten salad.
||LENTIC'ULAR, a. [L. lenticularis, from lens, supra.]1. Resembling a lentil.2. Having the form of ...
||LENTIC'ULARLY, adv. In the manner of a lens; with a curve.
||LENTIC'ULITE, n. A petrified shell.
||LENT'IFORM, a. [L. lens and forma, form.] Of the form of a lens.
||LENTIG'INOUS, a. [L. lentigo, a freckle, from L. lens.] Freckly; scurfy; furfuraceous.
||LENTI'GO, n. A freckly eruption on the skin.
||LEN'TIL, n. [L. lens.] A plant of the genus Ervum. It is an annual plant, rising with weak ...
||LENTIS'CUS, n. [L. lentiscus.]A tree of the genus Pistacia, the mastichtree, a native of Arabia, ...
||LENT'ITUDE, n. [L. lectus, slow.] Slowness. [Not used.]
||LENT'NER, n. A kind of hawk.
||LENT'OR, n. [L. from lentus, slow, tough, clammy.]1. Tenacity; viscousness.2. Slowness; delay; ...
||LENT'OUS, a. [L. lentus, slow, thick.] Viscid; viscous; tenacious.
||LEN'ZINITE, n. [from Lenzius, a German mineralogist.]A mineral of two kinds, the opaline and ...
||LE'O, n. [L.] The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac.
||LE'ONINE, a. [L. leoninus, from leo, lion.] Belonging to a lion; resembling a lion, or partaking ...
||LE'ONINELY, adv. In the manner of a lion.
||LEOPARD, n. lep'ard. [L. leo, lion, and pardus, pard. Gr. from Heb. to separate, that is, ...
||LEOP'ARD'S-BANE, n. A plant of the genus Doronicum. The German Leopard's-bane is of the genus ...
||LEP'ER, n. [L. lepra, leprosy. Gr.] A person affected with leprosy.
||LEP'ID, a. [L. lepidus.] Pleasant; jocose. [Little used.]
||LEP'IDOLITE, n. [Gr. a scale.] A mineral found in scaly masses, ordinarily of a violet or lilac ...
||LEPIDOP'TERA, n. [Gr. a scale, and a wing.] The Lepidopteras are an order of insects having four ...
||LEPIDOP'TERAL, a. Belonging to the order of Lepidopters.
||LEP'ORINE, a. [L. leporinus, from lepus, a hare.]Pertaining to a hare; having the nature or ...
||LEPROS'ITY, n. Squamousness. [Little used.]
||LEP'ROSY, n. [See Leper.] A foul cutaneous disease, appearing in dry, white, thin, scurfy scabs, ...
||LEP'ROUS, a. [See Leper.] Infected with leprosy; covered with white scales.His hand was leprous ...
||LEP'ROUSLY, adv. In an infectious degree.
||LERE, n. Learning; lesson; lore. Obs.LERE, v.t. To learn; to teach. Obs.
||LE'SION, n. le'zhun. [L. lasio, from lado, to hurt.]A hurting; hurt; wound; injury.
||LESS, for unless. [Not in use.]LESS, A terminating syllable of many nouns and some adjectives. ...
||LESSEE', n. [from lease.] The person to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
||LESS'EN, v.t. les'n. [from less.] 1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce in bulk, size, ...
||LESS'ENED, pp. Made smaller; diminished.
||LESS'ENING, ppr. Reducing in bulk, amount or degree; degrading.
||LESS'ER, a. [This word is a corruption; but too well established to be discarded.]Less; smaller. ...
||LES'SON, n. les'n. [L. lectio, from lego, to read.]1. Any thing read or recited to a teacher by ...
||LES'SONED, pp. Taught; instructed.
||LES'SONING, ppr. Teaching.
||LES'SOR, n. [from lease.] One who leases; the person who lets to farm, or gives a lease.
||LEST, con. That not; for fear that.Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. ...
||LET, v.t. pret. and pp. let. Letted is obsolete. [To let out, like L. elocare, is to lease.]1. To ...
||LE'THAL, a. [L. lethalis, mortal, from Gr. oblivion.] Deadly; mortal; fatal.
||LETHAL'ITY, n. Mortality.
||LETHAR'GICAL, a. [L. lethargicus.] Preternaturally inclined to sleep; drowsy; dull; heavy.
||LETHAR'GICALLY, adv. In a morbid sleepiness.
||LETHAR'GICNESS, n. Preternatural or morbid sleepiness or drowsiness.
||LETH'ARGIED, pp. or a. Laid asleep; entranced.
||LETH'ARGY, n. [L. lethargia; Gr. oblivion and idle.]1. Preternatural sleepiness; morbid ...
||LE'THE, n. le'thee. [Gr. forgetfulness; L. lateo, to be hid.] Oblivion; a draught of oblivion.
||LETHE'AN, a. Inducing forgetfulness or oblivion.
||LETH'ER-SELLER, n. A seller or dealer in leather.
||LETH'ER-WINGED, a. Having wings like leather.
||LETH'ER, n.1. The skin of an animal dressed and prepared for use.2. Dressed hides in general.3. ...
||LETH'ERN, a. Made of leather; consisting of leather; as a lethern purse; a lethern girdle.
||LETH'ERY, a. Resembling leather; tough.
||LETHIF'EROUS, a. [L. lethum, death, and fero, to bring.]Deadly; mortal; bringing death or ...
||LET'TER-CASE, n. A case or book to put letters in.
||LET'TER-FOUNDER, n. One who casts letters; a type-founder.
||LET'TER-PRESS, n. [letter and press.] Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other ...
||LET'TER, n. [from let.] 1. One who permits.2. One who retards or hinders.3. One who gives ...
||LET'TERED, pp. Stamped with letters.LET'TERED, a. 1. Literate; educated; versed in literature or ...
||LET'TERING, ppr. Impressing or forming letters on; as lettering a book on the cover.
||LET'TERLESS, a. Illiterate; unlettered; not learned.
||LETTUCE, n. let'tis. [L. lactuca, according to Varro, from lac, milk.]A genus of plants, the ...
||LEU'CINE, n. [Gr. white.] A peculiar white pulverulent substance obtained from beef-fibers, ...
||LEU'CITE, n. [Gr. white.] A stony substance, so called from its whiteness, found among volcanic ...
||LEUCO-ETHIOP'IC, a. [Gr. white, and black.]White and black; designating a white animal of a black ...
||LEUCOPHLEG'MACY, n. [Gr. white, and phlegm.]A dropsical habit of body, or the commencement of ...
||LEUCOPHLEGMAT'IC, a. Having a dropsical habit of body with a white bloated skin.
||LEUCO'THIOP, n. [See Leuco-ethiopic.] An albino; a white man of a black race.
||LEU'THRITE, n. A substance that appears to be a recomposed rock, or a loose texture, gritty and ...
||LE'VANT, a. [L. levo.]Eastern; denoting the part of the hemisphere where the sun rises.Forth rush ...
||LEV'ANTINE, a. 1. Pertaining to the Levant.2. Designating a particular kind of silk ...
||LEVA'TOR, n. [L. from levo, to raise.] 1. In anatomy, a muscle that serves to raise some part, as ...
||LEVE, for believe. Obs.
||LEV'EE, n. [L. levo.]1. The time of rising.2. The concourse of persons who visit a prince or ...
||LEV'EL, a. [Eng. sleek. L. libella, libra, belong to the root.]1. Horizontal; coinciding with ...
||LEV'ELED, pp. 1. Reduced to a plane; made even.2. Reduced to an equal state, condition or ...
||LEV'ELER, n.1. One that levels or makes even.2. One that destroys or attempts to destroy ...
||LEV'ELING, ppr. 1. Making level or even.2. Reducing to an equality of condition.LEV'ELING, n. ...
||LEV'ELNESS, n. 1. Evenness; equality of surface.2. Equality with something else.
||LEVEN. [See Leaven.]
||LEV'ER, n. [L. levo, to raise.]In mechanics, a bar of metal, wood, or other substance, turning on ...
||LEV'ERET, n. A hare in the first year of her age.
||LEV'EROCK, n. A bird, a lark. [See Lark.]
||LEV'ET, n. A blast of a trumpet; probably that by which soldiers are called in the morning. [Not ...
||LEV'IABLE, a. [from levy.] That may be levied; that may be assessed and collected; as sums ...
||LEVI'ATHAN, n. [Heb.]1. An aquatic animal, described in Job 41, and mentioned in other passages ...
||LEV'IGATE, v.t. [L. lavigo, from lavis, smooth, Gr.]1. In pharmacy and chimistry, to rub or grind ...
||LEV'IGATED, pp. Reduced to a fine impalpable powder.
||LEV'IGATING, ppr. Rendering very fine, soft and smooth, by grinding or rubbing.
||LEVIGA'TION, n. The act or operation of grinding or rubbing a solid substance to a fine impalpable ...
||LEVITA'TION, n. [L. levis, levitas.] Lightness; buoyancy; act of making light.
||LE'VITE, n. [from Levi, one the sons of Jacob.]One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of ...
||LEVIT'ICAL, a.1. Belong to the Levites, or descendants of Levi; as the levitical law, the law ...
||LEVIT'ICALLY, adv. After the manner of the Levites.
||LEVIT'ICUS, n. [from Levi, Levite.] A canonical book of the Old Testament, containing the laws ...
||LEV'ITY, n. [L. levitas, from levis, light; connected perhaps with Eng. lift.]1. Lightness; the ...
||LEV'Y, v.t. [L. levo; Eng. to lift.]1. To raise; to collect. To levy troops, is to enlist or to ...
||LEW, a. Tepid; lukewarm; pale; wan. Obs.
||LEWD, a. [Heb.]1. Given to the unlawful indulgence of lust; addicted to fornication or adultery; ...
||LEWD'LY, adv. 1. With the unlawful indulgence of lust; lustfully.2. Wickedly; wantonly.
||LEWD'NESS, n. 1. The unlawful indulgence of lust; fornication, or adultery.2. In Scripture, it ...
||LEWD'STER, n. One given to the criminal indulgence of lust; a lecher. [Not used.]
||LEXICOG'RAPHER, n. [See Lexicography.] The author of a lexicon or dictionary_webster1828.
||LEXICOGRAPH'IC, a. Pertaining to the writing or compilation of a dictionary_webster1828.
||LEXICOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a dictionary_webster1828, and to write.]1. The act of writing a lexicon or ...
||LEXICOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a dictionary_webster1828, and discourse.]The science of words; that branch of ...
||LEX'ICON, n. [Gr. a dictionary_webster1828, from to speak.]A dictionary_webster1828; a vocabulary ...
||LEX'ICONIST, n. A writer of a lexicon. [Little used.]
||LEX'IGRAPHY, n. [Gr. a word, and to write.] The art or practice of defining words.
||LEY, n. [See Lay.] A meadow or plain. The Welsh write lle, but as this word is from the root of ...
||LHER'ZOLITE, n. [from Lherz, in the Pyrenees.]A mineral, a variety of pyroxene. When ...
||LIABIL'ITY, n. 1. The state of being bound or obliged in law or justice; responsibility. The ...
||LI'ABLE, a. [L. ligo. See Liege.]1. Bound; obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable. ...
||LIA'R, n. [from lie.] 1. A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who declares to another as ...
||LI'ARD, a. Gray. Obs.
||LI'AS, n. A species of limestone, occurring in flat, horizontal strata, and supposed to be of ...
||LIB, v.t. To castrate. [Not in use.]
||LIBA'TION, n. [L. libatio, from libo, to pour out, to taste.]1. The act of pouring a liquor, ...
||LIBBARD, an obsolete spelling of leopard.
||LIB'BARD'S-BANE, n. A poisonous plant.
||LI'BEL, n. [L. libellus, a little book, from liber, a book, from the sense of bark, and this from ...
||LI'BELANT, n. One who libels; one who brings a libel or institutes a suit in an admiralty ...
||LI'BELED, pp.1. Defamed by a writing or picture made public.2. Charged or declared against in an ...
||LI'BELER, n. One who libels or defames by writing or pictures; a lampooner.It is ignorance of ...
||LI'BELING, ppr.1. Defaming by a published writing or picture.2. Exhibiting charges against in ...
||LI'BELOUS, a. Defamatory; containing that which exposes a person to public hatred, contempt and ...
||LIB'ERAL, a. [L. liberalis, from liber, free. See Libe.]1. Of a free heart; free to give or ...
||LIBERAL'ITY, n. [L. liberalitas. See Liberal.]1. Munificence; bounty.That liberality is but cast ...
||LIB'ERALIZE, v.t. To render liberal or catholic; to enlarge; to free from narrow views or ...
||LIB'ERALIZED, pp. Freed from narrow views and prejudices; made liberal.
||LIB'ERALIZING, ppr. Rendering liberal; divesting of narrow views and prejudices.
||LIB'ERALLY, adv. 1. Bountifully; freely; largely; with munificence.If any of you lack wisdom, let ...
||LIB'ERATE, v.t. [L. libero, from liber, free.]1. To free; to release from restraint or bondage; ...
||LIB'ERATED, pp. Freed; released from confinement, restraint or slavery; manumitted.
||LIB'ERATING, ppr. Delivering from restraint or slavery.
||LIBERA'TION, n. [L. liberatio.] The act of delivering from restraint, confinement or slavery.
||LIB'ERATOR, n. One who liberates or delivers.
||LIBERTA'RIAN, a. [L. liber, free; libertas, liberty.]Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of ...
||LIB'ERTINAGE, n. Libertinism, which is most used.
||LIB'ERTINE, n. [L. libertinus, from liber, free.]1. Among the Romans, a freedman; a person ...
||LIB'ERTINISM, n.1. State of a freedman. [Little used.]2. Licentiousness of opinion and practice; ...
||LIB'ERTY, n. [L. libertas, from liber, free.]1. Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and ...
||LIBID'INOUS, a. [L. libidinosus, from libido, lubido, lust, from libeo, libet, lubet, to please, ...
||LIBID'INOUSLY, a. Lustfully; with lewd desire.
||LIBID'INOUSNESS, n. The state or quality of being lustful; inordinate appetite for venereal ...
||LIB'IDNIST, n. One given to lewdness.
||LI'BRA, n. [L.] The balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal ...
||LIBRA'RIAN, n. [L. librarius, with a different signification, from liber, bark, a book.]1. The ...
||LI'BRARY, n. [L. librarium, libraria, from liber, a book.]1. A collection of books belonging to a ...
||LI'BRATE, v.t. [L. libro, from libra, a balance, a level; allied perhaps to Eng. level.]To poise; ...
||LIBRA'TION, n.1. The act of balancing or state of being balanced; a state of equipoise, with equal ...
||LI'BRATORY, a. Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.
||LICE-BANE, n. A plant.
||LICE, plu of louse.
||LI'CENSE, n. [L. licentia, from liceo, to be permitted.]1. Leave; permission; authority or ...
||LI'CENSER, n. One who grants permission; a person authorized to grant permission to others; as a ...
||LICEN'TIATE, n. [from L. licentia.]1. One who has a license; as a licentiate in physic or ...
||LICEN'TIOUS, a. [L. licentiosus.]1. Using license; indulging freedom to excess; unrestrained by ...
||LICEN'TIOUSLY, adv. With excess of liberty; in contempt of law and morality.
||LICEN'TIOUSNESS, n. Excessive indulgence of liberty; contempt of the just restraints of law, ...
||LICH, a. [See Like.] Like; even; equal. Obs.LICH, n. [Heb. chalak, smooth. We have here an ...
||LICH'EN, n. [L. from Gr.]1. In botany, the name for an extensive division of cryptogamian plants, ...
||LICHENOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to lichenography.
||LICHENOG'RAPHIST, n. One who describes the lichens.
||LICHENOG'RAPHY, n. [lichen and to write.]A description of the vegetables called lichens; the ...
||LIC'IT, a. [L. licitus.] Lawful.
||LIC'ITLY, adv. Lawfully.
||LIC'ITNESS, n. Lawfulness.
||LICK, v.t. [L. lingo; Gr. See Like and Sleek.]1. To pass or draw the tongue over the surface; ...
||LICK'ER, n. One that licks.
||LICK'ERISH, a. [Gr. sweet. The sense of watery, smooth, sweet, are allied; likeness is often ...
||LICK'ERISHLY, adv. Daintly.
||LICK'ERISHNESS, n. Niceness of palate; daintiness.
||LIC'ORICE, n. [L. glycyrrhiza; Gr. sweet, and root.]A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza. The root of ...
||LICOROUS, LICOROUSNESS, for lickerish, &c. not used.
||LICOROUS, LICOROUSNESS, for lickerish, &c. not used.
||LIC'TOR, n. [L. lick, to strike.] An officer among the Romans, who bore an ax and fasces or rods, ...
||LID. n. [L. claudo, cludo; Gr.; Heb.]A cover; that which shuts the opening of a vessel or box; as ...
||LIE, water impregnated with alkaline salt, is written lye, to distinguish it from lie, a ...
||LIEF, a. [See Love.] Dear; beloved. Obs.LIEF, adv. [supra. This word coincides with love, L. ...
||LIE'GE-MAN, n. A vassal; a subject. Obs.
||LIEGE, a. [L. ligo, to bind; Gr. to bind, to bend; a withe.]1. Bound by a feudal tenure; obliged ...
||LIEN, the obsolete participle of lie. [See Lain.]LIEN, n. [supra.] A legal claim; as a lien ...
||LIENTER'IC, a. [from lientery.] Pertaining to a lientery.
||LI'ENTERY, n. [L.; Gr. smooth, and an intestine.]A flux of the bowels, in which the aliments are ...
||LIER, n. [from lie.] One who lies down; one who rests or remains; as a lier in wait or in ambush. ...
||LIEU, n. [L. locus, Eng. ley or lea. See Ley.]Place; room; stead. It is used only with in. Let ...
||LIEUTENANCY,n. luten'ancy. [See Lieutenant.]1. The office or commission of a lieutenant.2. The ...
||LIEUTENANT, n. luten'ant. [L. tenens, holding.]1. An officer who supplies the place of a ...
||LIEUTENANTSHIP. [See Lieutenancy.]
||LIEVE, for lief, is vulgar. [See Lief.]
||LIE'VRITE, n. A mineral, called also yenite, which see.
||LI'FE-BLOOD, n.1. The blood necessary to life; vital blood.2. That which constitutes or gives ...
||LIFE-ESTA'TE, n. An estate that continues during the life of the possessor.
||LIFE-EVERL'ASTING, n. A plant of the genus Gnaphalium.
||LI'FE-GIVING, a. Having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.
||LIFE, n. plu lives. [See Live.]1. In a general sense, that state of animals and plants, or of an ...
||LI'FEGUARD, n. A guard of the life or person; a guard that attends the person of a prince, or ...
||LI'FELESS, a.1. Dead; deprived of life; as a lifeless body.2. Destitute of life; unanimated; as ...
||LI'FELESSLY, adv. Without vigor; dully; frigidly; heavily.
||LI'FELESSNESS, n. Destitution of life, vigor and spirit; inactivity.
||LI'FELIKE, a. Like a living person.
||LI'FERENT, n. The rent of an estate that continues for life.
||LI'FESTRING, n. a nerve or string that is imagined to be essential to life.
||LI'FETIME, n. The time that life continues; duration of life.
||LI'FEWEARY, a. Tired of life; weary of living.
||LIFT, v.t. [We retain this sense in shoplifter. L. levo, elevo.]1. To raise; to elevate; as, to ...
||LIFT'ED, pp. Raised; elevated; swelled with pride.
||LIFT'ER, n. One that lifts or raises.
||LIFT'ING, ppr. Raising; swelling with pride.LIFT'ING, n. The act of lifting; assistance.
||LIG, v.i. to lie. [See Lie.] Obs.
||LIG'AMENT, n. [L. ligamentum, from ligo, to bind, that is, to strain.]1. Any thing that ties or ...
||LIGAMENT'OUS, a. Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as a strong ...
||LIGA'TION, n. [L. ligatio.] The act of binding, or state of being bound.
||LIG'ATURE, n. [L. ligatura.]1. Any thing that binds; a band or bandage.2. The act of binding; ...
||LI'GHT-ARMED, a. Armed with light weapons.
||LI'GHT-BEARER, n. A torch-bearer.
||LI'GHT-BRAIN, n. An empty headed person.
||LI'GHT-HORSE, n. Light armed cavalry.
||LI'GHT-HOUSE, n. A pharos; a tower or building erected on a rock or point of land, or on an isle ...
||LIGHT, n. lite. [L. lux, light and luceo, to shine. Eng. luck, both in elements and radical ...
||LIGHTED, pp. li'ted. Kindled; set on fire; caused to burn. [Lit, for lighted, is inelegant.]
||LIGHTEN, v.i. li'tn. [from light, the fluid.]1. To flash; to burst forth or dart, as lightning; ...
||LIGHTER, n. li'ter.1. One that lights; as a lighter of lamps.2. A large open flat-bottomed boat, ...
||LIGHTERMAN, n. li'terman. A man who manages a lighter; a boatman.
||LIGHTFINGERED, a. li'tefingered. Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; addicted to ...
||LIGHTFOOTED, li'tefooted. a. Nimble in running or dancing; active. [Little used.]
||LI'GHTHEADED, a. [See head.] 1. Thoughtless; heedless; weak; volatile; unsteady.2. Disordered in ...
||LI'GHTHEADEDNESS, n. Disorder of the head; dizziness; deliriousness.
||LI'GHTHE'ARTED, a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry.
||LI'GHTLEGGED, a. Nimble; swift of foot.
||LIGHTLESS, li'teless. Destitute of light; dark.
||LIGHTLY, adv. li'tely.1. With little weight; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.2. Without ...
||LIGHTMINDED, a. Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.He that is hasty to give credit, is ...
||LIGHTNESS, n. li'teness.1. Want of weight; levity; the contrary to heaviness; as the lightness of ...
||LIGHTNING, n. li'tening. [that is, lightening, the participle present of lighten.]1. A sudden ...
||LI'GHTROOM, n. In a ship of war, a small apartment, having double glass windows towards the ...
||LIGHTS, n. lites. plu. [so called from their lightness.]The lungs; the organs of breathing in ...
||LIGHTSOME, a. li'tesome. 1. Luminous; not dark; not obscure.White walls make rooms more lightsome ...
||LI'GHTSOMENESS, n.1. Luminousness; the quality of being light; opposed to darkness or ...
||LIGN-AL'OES, n. [L. lignum, wood, and aloes.] Aloes-wood. Num. 24.
||LIG'NEOUS, a. [L. ligneus.] Wooden; made of wood; consisting of wood; resembling wood. The ...
||LIGNIFICA'TION, n. The process of becoming or of converting into wood, or the hard substance of a ...
||LIG'NIFORM a. [L. lignum, wood, and form.] Like wood; resembling wood.
||LIG'NIFY, v.t. [L. lignum, wood, and facio, to make.] To convert into wood.LIG'NIFY, v.i. To ...
||LIG'NITE, n. [L. lignum.] Fossil or bituminous wood, a mineral combustible substance.
||LIG'NOUS, a. Ligneous. [Little used.]
||LIGNUM-VIT'AE, n. [L.] Guaiacum or pockwood, a genus of plants, natives of warm climates. The ...
||LIG'ULATED, a. [L. ligula, a strap.] Like a bandage or strap; as a ligulate flower, a species of ...
||LIG'URE, n. A kind of precious stone.
||LIG'URITE, n. [from Liguria.] A mineral occurring in oblique rhombic prisms, of an apple green ...
||LIKE-MINDED, a. Having a like disposition or purpose. Rom. 15.
||LIKE, a. [L., Heb., Gr. See Lick and Lickerish.]1. Equal in quantity, quality or degree; as a ...
||LI'KELIHOOD, n. [likely and hod.]1. Probability; verisimilitude; appearance of truth or reality. ...
||LI'KELINESS, n. [from likely.]1. Probability.2. The qualities that please. [See Likely.]
||LI'KELY, a. [that is, like-like.]1. Probable; that may be rationally though or believed to have ...
||LIKEN, v.t. li'kn.To compare; to represent as resembling or similar.Whosoever heareth these sayings ...
||LI'KENED, pp. Compared.
||LI'KENESS, n. 1. Resemblance in form; similitude. The picture is a good likeness of the ...
||LI'KENING, ppr. Comparing; representing as similar.
||LI'KEWISE, adv. [like and wise.] In like manner; also; moreover; too.For he seeth that wise men ...
||LI'KING, ppr. of like. 1. Approving; being pleased with.2. a. Plump; full; of a good appearance. ...
||LI'LAC, n. A plant or shrub of the genus syringa, a native of Persia. The common lilac is ...
||LIL'ALITE, n. A species of earth of the argillaceous kind; called also lepidolite, which see.
||LILIA'CEOUS, a. [L. liliaceus, from lilium, a lily.]Pertaining to lilies; lily-like. A liliaceous ...
||LIL'IED, a. Embellished with lilies.By sandy Ladon's lilied banks.
||LILL, v.t. [See Loll. But lill is used in New England.]
||LILT, v.i.1. To do any thing with dexterity or quickness. [Local.]2. To sing or play on the ...
||LILY-DAF'FODIL, n. A plant and flower.
||LIL'Y-HANDED, a. Having white delicate hands.
||LIL'Y-HYACINTH, n. A plant.
||LILY-LIV'ERED, a. White-livered; cowardly. [Not used.]
||LIL'Y, n. [L. lilium; Gr.] A genus of plants of many species, which are all bulbous-rooted, ...
||LIMA'TION, n. [L. limo, to file.] The act of filing or polishing.
||LI'MATURE, n. [L. limo, to file.] 1. A filing.2. Filings; particles rubbed off by filing.
||LIMB, n. lim. [L. limbus, edge or border, extremity; limes, limit. The sense of limb is from ...
||LIM'BAT, n. A cooling periodical wind in the isle of Cyprus, blowing from the north west from ...
||LIM'BEC, n. [contracted from alembic.] A still; a word not now used.LIM'BEC, v.t. To strain or ...
||LIMB'ED, a. In composition, formed with regard to limbs; as well-limbed; large-limbed; ...
||LIM'BER, a. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding. In America, it is applied to material things; ...
||LIM'BERNESS, n. The quality of being easily bent; flexibleness; pliancy.
||LIM'BERS, n. 1. A two-wheeled carriage, having boxes for ammunition.2. Thills; shafts of a ...
||LIM'BILITE,n. A mineral from Limbourg, in Swabia, of a honey yellow color, and compact texture.
||LIMB'LESS, a. Destitute of limbs.
||LIM'BUS, n. [L. limbus.] 1. A region bordering on hell, or hell itself.Among catholics, a place ...
||LI'ME-BURNER, n. One who burns stones to lime.
||LIME, n. [L. limus; Gr. and allied to clammy. On this word is formed slime.]1. A viscous ...
||LI'MED, pp. Smeared with lime; entangled; manured with lime.
||LI'MEHOUND, n. A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a limer.
||LIMEKILN, n. li'mekil. A kiln or furnace in which stones or shells are exposed to a strong heat ...
||LI'MESTONE, n. Stone of which lime is made by the expulsion of its carbonic acid, or fixed air. ...
||LI'METWIG, n. A twig smeared with lime.
||LI'METWIGGED, a. Smeared with lime.
||LI'MEWATER, n. Water impregnated with lime.
||LI'MING, ppr. Daubing with viscous matter; entangling; manuring with lime.
||LIM'IT, n. [L. limes. See Limb.]1. Bound; border; utmost extent; the part that terminates a ...
||LIM'ITABLE, a. That may be limited, circumscribed, bounded or restrained.
||LIM'ITANEOUS, a. Pertaining to bounds.
||LIMITA'RIAN, a. That limits or circumscribes.LIMITA'RIAN, n. One that limits; one who holds the ...
||LIM'ITARY, a. Placed at the limit, as a guard.- Proud limitary cherub.
||LIMITA'TION, n. [L. limitatio.] 1. The act of bounding or circumscribing.2. Restriction; ...
||LIM'ITED, pp.1. Bounded; circumscribed; restrained.2. a. Narrow; circumscribed. Our views of ...
||LIM'ITEDLY, adv. With limitation.
||LIM'ITEDNESS, n. State of being limited.
||LIM'ITER, n.1. He or that which limits or confines.2. A friar licensed to beg within certain ...
||LIM'ITLESS, a. Having no limits; unbounded.
||LIM'MER, n.1. A limehound; a mongrel.2. A dog engendered between a hound and a mastiff.3. A ...
||LIMN, v.t. lim. [L. lumino.] To draw or paint; or to paint in water colors.
||LIM'NED, pp. lim'med. Painted.
||LIM'NER, n. [L. illuminator, in the middle ages, alluminor.]1. One that colors or paints on paper ...
||LIMN'ING, ppr. Drawing; painting; painting in water colors.
||LI'MOUS, a. [L. limosus, from limus, slime.] Muddy; slimy; thick.
||LIMP, v.i. To halt; to walk lamely.LIMP, n. A halt; act of limping.LIMP, a. Vapid; weak. [Not ...
||LIMP'ER, n. One that limps.
||LIM'PET, n. [L. lepas; Gr. from to peel or strip off bark.]A univalve shell of the genus Patella, ...
||LIM'PID, a. [L. limpidus.] Pure; clear; transparent; as a limpid stream.
||LIM'PIDNESS, n. Clearness; purity.
||LIM'PING, ppr. Halting; walking lamely.
||LIM'PINGLY, adv. Lamely; in a halting manner.
||LIM'SY, a. Weak; flexible.
||LI'MY, a. [See lime.]1. Viscous; glutinous; as limy snares.2. Containing lime; as a limy soil.3. ...
||LIN, v.i. To yield. Obs.LIN, n. A pool or mere. [Not used.]
||LINCH'PIN, n. A pin used to prevent the wheel of a carriage from sliding off the axle-tree.
||LINC'TURE, n. [L. lingo, linctus.] Medicine taken by licking.
||LIN'DEN, n. The lime-tree, or teil-tree, of the genus Tilia.
||LINE, n. [L. linea, linum; Gr. flax.]1. In geometry, a quantity extended in length, without ...
||LIN'EAGE, n. Race; progeny; descendants in a line from a common progenitor.
||LIN'EAL, a. [L. linealis, from linea, line.]1. Composed of lines; delineated; as lineal ...
||LINEAL'ITY, n. The state of being in the form of a line.
||LIN'EALLY, adv. In a direct line; as, the prince is lineally descended from the conqueror.
||LIN'EAMENT, n. [L. lineamentum.]Feature; form; make; the outline or exterior of a body or figure, ...
||LIN'EAR, a. [L. linearis.]1. Pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight ...
||LIN'EATE, a. In botany, marked longitudinally with depressed parallel lines; as a lineate leaf.
||LINEA'TION, n. Draught; delineation, which see.
||LI'NED, pp. Covered on the inside.
||LIN'EN-DRAPER, n. A person who deals in linens.Linener and linen-man, in a like sense, are ...
||LIN'EN, n. [L. linun, flax, Gr. The sense is probably long, extended or smooth. In the latter ...
||LING, n. A fish of the genus Gadus, or cod kind, which grows to the length of four feet or more, ...
||LIN'GER, v.i.1. To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow.Nor cast one longing, ...
||LIN'GERER, n. One who lingers.
||LIN'GERING, ppr.1. Delaying; loitering.2. a. Drawing out in time; remaining long; protracted; as ...
||LIN'GERINGLY, adv. With delay; slowly; tediously.
||LIN'GET, n. A small mass of metal.
||LIN'GLE, n. Shoemaker's thread. [Not in use or local.]
||LIN'GO, n. [L. lingua.] Language; speech. [Vulgar.]
||LINGUADENT'AL, a. [L. lingua, tongue, and dens, a tooth.]Formed or uttered by the joint use of the ...
||LIN'GUAFORM a. [lingua and form.] Having the form or shape of the tongue.
||LIN'GUAL, a. [L. lingua, the tongue.] Pertaining to the tongue; as the lingual nerves, the ninth ...
||LIN'GUIST, n. [L. lingua, tongue.] A person skilled in languages; usually applied to a person ...
||LIN'GULATE, a. [L. lingulatus, from lingua, tongue.]Shaped like the tongue or a strap. [But ...
||LINGWORT, n. An herb.
||LIN'IMENT, n. [L. linimentum. from linio, lino, to anoint.]A species of soft ointment; a ...
||LI'NING, ppr. [See Line.] Covering on the inside, as a garment.LI'NING, n. 1. The inner ...
||LINK, n.1. A single ring or division of a chain.2. Any thing doubled and closed like a link; as a ...
||LINK'ED, pp. United; connected.
||LINK'ING, ppr. Uniting; connecting.
||LINK'MAN, n. A boy or man that carries a link or torch to light passengers.
||LIN'NET, n. [L. carduelis, from carduus, a thistle.]A small singing bird of the genus Fingilla.
||LINSEED. [See Lintseed.]
||LIN'SEY-WOOLSEY, a. Made of linen and wool; hence, vile; mean; of different and unsuitable parts.
||LIN'STOCK, n. [lint and stock.] A pointed staff with a crotch or fork at one end, to hold a ...
||LINT, n. [L. linteum, linteus, from linium, flax.]Flax; but more generally, linen scraped into a ...
||LINT'EL, n. The head-piece of a door-frame or window-frame; the part of the frame that lies on the ...
||LINT'SEED, n. Flaxseed.
||LI'ON-METTLED, a. Having the courage and spirit of a lion.
||LI'ON, n. [L. leo, leonis, Gr.]1. A quadruped of the genus Felis, very strong, fierce and ...
||LI'ONESS, n. The female of the lion kind.
||LI'ONLIKE, a. Like a lion; fierce.
||LIP-DEVO'TION, n. Prayers uttered by the lips without the desires of the heart.
||LIP, n. [L. labium, labrum.]1. The edge or border of the mouth. The lips are two fleshy or ...
||LIP'LABOR, n. Labor or action of the lips without concurrence of the mind; words without ...
||LIP'OGRAM, n. [Gr. to leave, and a letter.]A writing in which a single letter is wholly omitted.
||LIPOGRAM'MATIST, n. One who writes any thing, dropping a single letter.
||LIPOTH'YMOUS, a. [See Lipothymy.] Swooning; fainting.
||LIPOTH'YMY, n. [Gr. to fail, and soul.]A fainting; a swoon.
||LIP'PED, a.1. Having lips.2. In botany, labiate.
||LIP'PITUDE, n. [L. lippitudo, from lippus, blear-eyed.]Soreness of eyes; blearedness.
||LIP'WISDOM, n. Wisdom in talk without practice; wisdom in words not supported by experience.
||LIQ'UABLE, a. [See Liquate.] That may be melted.
||LI'QUATE, v.i. [L. liquo.] To melt; to liquefy; to be dissolved. [Little used.]
||LIQUA'TION, n. [L. liquatio. See Liquate.]1. The act or operation of melting.2. The capacity of ...
||LIQUEFAC'TION, n. [L. liquefactio, from liquefacio.]1. The act or operation of melting or ...
||LIQ'UEFIABLE, a. That may be melted, or changed from a solid to a liquid state.
||LIQ'UEFIER, n. That which melts any solid substance.
||LIQ'UEFY, v.t. [L. liquefacio. See Liquid.]To melt; to dissolve; to convert from a fixed or solid ...
||LIQ'UEFYING, ppr. Melting; becoming liquid.
||LIQUES'CENCY, n. [L. liquescentia.] Aptness to melt.
||LIQUES'CENT, a. Melting; becoming fluid.
||LIQUEUR, n. A spirituous cordial.
||LIQ'UID, a. [L. liquidus, from liquo, to melt; lix and lug.]1. Fluid; flowing or capable of ...
||LIQ'UIDATE, v.t. [L. liquido.] 1. To clear from all obscurity.Time only can liquidate the meaning ...
||LIQ'UIDATED, pp. Settled; adjusted; reduced to certainty; paid.
||LIQ'UIDATING, ppr. Adjusting; ascertaining; paying.
||LIQUIDA'TION, n. The act of settling and adjusting debts, or ascertaining their amount or balance ...
||LIQ'UIDATOR, n. He or that which liquidates or settles.
||LIQUID'ITY, n.1. The quality of being fluid or liquid.2. Thinness.
||LIQ'UIDNESS, n. The quality of being liquid; fluency.
||LIQ'UOR, n. lik'or [L. liquor.]A liquid or fluid substance. [See Liquid.] Liquor is a word of ...
||LIQUORICE. [See Licorice.]
||LIS'BON, n. A species of wine exported from Lisbon, in Portugal.
||LISNE, n. A cavity or hollow. [Not in use.]
||LISP, v.i.To speak with a particular articulation of the tongue and teeth, nearly as in pronouncing ...
||LISP'ER, n. One that lisps.
||LISP'ING, ppr. Uttering with a lisp.
||LISP'INGLY, adv. With a lisp.
||LIST, n. [L. licium.]1. In commerce, the border, edge or selvage of cloth; a strip of cloth ...
||LIST'ED, pp. 1. Striped; particolored in stripes.2. Covered with list.3. Inclosed for combat.4. ...
||LIST'EL, n. A list in architecture; a fillet.
||LIST'EN, v.i. lis'n.1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear.On the ...
||LIST'ENER, n. One who listens; a hearkener.
||LIST'ER, n. One who makes a list or roll.
||LIST'FUL, a. Attentive. Obs.
||LIST'ING, ppr. Inclosing for combat; covering with list; enlisting.
||LIST'LESS, a. Not listening; not attending; indifferent to what is passing; heedless; inattentive; ...
||LIST'LESSLY, adv. Without attention; heedlessly.
||LIST'LESSNESS, n. Inattention; heedlessness; indifference to what is passing and may be ...
||LIT, pret. of light. The bird lit on a tree before me.I lit my pipe with the paper.[This word, ...
||LIT'ANY, n. [Gr. supplication, to pray.]A solemn form of supplication, used in public ...
||LITE, a. Little. [Not in use.]
||LITER, n. [Gr.] A French measure of capacity, being a cubic decimeter, containing, according to ...
||LIT'ERAL, a. [L. litera, a letter.]1. According to the letter; primitive; real; not figurative or ...
||LIT'ERALISM, n. That which accords with the letter.
||LITERAL'ITY, n. Original or literal meaning.
||LIT'ERALLY, adv.1. According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively. A man ...
||LIT'ERARY, a. [L. literarius.]1. Pertaining to letters or literature; respecting learning or ...
||LIT'ERATE, a. [L. literatus.] Learned; lettered; instructed in learning and science.
||LITERA'TI, n. plu. [L. literatus.] The learned; men of erudition.
||LIT'ERATOR, n. [L.] A petty schoolmaster.
||LIT'ERATURE, n. [L. literatura.] Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. Literature ...
||LITH, n. A joint or limb. Obs.
||LITHAN'THRAX, n. [Gr. a stone, and a coal.]Stone-coal, a black, compact, brittle, inflammable ...
||LITH'ARGE, n. [L. lithargyros, Gr. the spume or scum of silver.A semi-vitreous oxyd of lead, ...
||LITHE, a. That may be easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as the elephant's lithe ...
||LI'THENESS, n. Flexibility; limberness.
||LI'THER, a.1. Soft; pliant. Obs.2. Bad; corrupt. Obs.
||LI'THERLY, adv. Slowly; lazily. Obs.
||LI'THERNESS, n. Idleness; laziness. Obs.
||LITH'IA, n. A new alkali, found in a mineral called petalite, of which the basis is a metal called ...
||LITH'IATE, n. [Gr. a stone.] A salt or compound formed by the lithic acid combined with a base.
||LITH'IC, a. [supra.] Pertaining to the stone in the bladder. The lithic acid is obtained from a ...
||LITHOBIBLION. [See Lithophyl.]
||LITH'OCARP, n. [Gr. a stone, and fruit.] Fossil fruit; fruit petrified.
||LITH'OCOLLA, n. [Gr. a stone, and glue.] A cement that unites stones.
||LITHODEN'DRON, n. [Gr. stone, and tree.] Coral; so called from its resembling a petrified branch.
||LITHOGEN'ESY, n. [Gr. stone, and generation.]The doctrine or science of the origin of minerals ...
||LITHOGLYPH'ITE, n. [Gr. stone, and to engrave.]A fossil that presents the appearance of being ...
||LITHOG'RAPHER, n. [See Lithography.] One who practices lithography.
||LITHOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to lithography.
||LITHOGRAPH'ICALLY, adv. By the lithographic art.
||LITHOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. stone, and to engrave or write.]The art of engraving, or of tracing letters, ...
||LITHOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Lithology.]Pertaining to the science of stones.
||LITHOL'OGIST, n. A person skilled in the science of stones.
||LITHOL'OGY, n. [Gr. stone, and discourse.]1. The science or natural history of stones.2. A ...
||LITH'OMANCY, n. [Gr. stone, and divination.]Divination or prediction of events by means of stones.
||LITH'OMARGE, n. [Gr. stone, and L. marga, marl.]An earth of two species, friable and indurated, ...
||LITHONTRIP'TIC, a. [Gr. stone, and to wear or break.]Having the quality of dissolving the stone in ...
||LITHOPH'AGOUS, a. [Gr. stone, and to eat.]Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.
||LITH'OPHOSPHOR, n. [Gr. stone.]
||LITHOPHOSPHOR'IC, a. Pertaining to lithophosphor; becoming phosphoric by heat.
||LITH'OPHYL, n. [Gr. stone, and a leaf.Bibliolite or lithobiblion, fossil leaves, or the figures of ...
||LITH'OPHYTE, n. [Gr. stone, and a plant; literally, stone-plant.]Stone-coral; a name given to ...
||LITHOPHYT'IC, a. Pertaining to lithophytes.
||LITH'OPHYTOUS, a. Pertaining to or consisting of lithophytes.
||LITH'OTOME, n. [Gr. stone, and to cut.]A stone so formed naturally as to appear as if cut ...
||LITHOTOM'IC, a. Pertaining to or performed by lithotomy.
||LITHOT'OMIST, n. [See Lithotomy.] One who performs the operation of cutting for the stone in the ...
||LITHOT'OMY, n. [Gr. stone, and to cut.]The operation, art or practice of cutting for the stone in ...
||LITH'OTRITOR, n. An instrument for triturating the stone in the bladder, so that it may be ...
||LITH'OTRITY, n. The operation of triturating the stone in the bladder, by means of an instrument ...
||LITHOX'YLE, n. [Gr. stone, and wood.]Petrified wood. It differs from lignite, being really ...
||LITH'Y, a. [See Lithe.] Easily bent; pliable. [This is probably the word which, in our popular ...
||LIT'IGANT, a. [See Litigate.] Contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as the parties ...
||LIT'IGATE, v.t. [L. litigo, from lis, litis, a contest or debate.]To contest in law; to prosecute ...
||LIT'IGATED, pp. Contested judicially.
||LIT'IGATING, ppr. Contesting in law.
||LITIGA'TION, n. The act or process of carrying on a suit in a court of law or equity for the ...
||LITIG'IOUS, a. [L. litigiosus.]1. Inclined to judicial contest; given to the practice of ...
||LITIG'IOUSLY, adv. In a contentious manner.
||LITIG'IOUSNESS, n. A disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits; inclination to judicial ...
||LIT'ORN, n. A bird, a species of thrush, in size and shape resembling the hen-blackbird.
||LIT'OTE, n. [Gr. slender. diminution; extenuation.
||LIT'TER, n. [L. lectus, from the root of lego, Eng. lay.]1. A vehicle formed with shafts ...
||LIT'TERED, pp. 1. Furnished with straw.2. a. Covered or overspread with litter, pieces, shreds, ...
||LIT'TLE, a. 1. Small in size or extent; not great or large; as a little body; a little animal; a ...
||LIT'TLENESS, n.1. Smallness of size or bulk; as the littleness of the body or of an animal.2. ...
||LIT'TORAL, a. [L. littoralis, from litus, shore.] Belonging to a shore. [Little used.]
||LIT'UITE, n. A fossil shell.
||LITUR'GICAL, a. [See Liturgy.] Pertaining to a liturgy.
||LIT'URGY, n. [Gr. public, and work.In a general sense, all public ceremonies that belong to divine ...
||LIVE, v.i. liv.1. To abide; to dwell; to have settled residence in any place. Where do you live? ...
||LIVELESS, not used. [See Lifeless.]
||LI'VELINESS, n. [from lively.] 1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; ...
||LIVELODE, for livelihood, not used.
||LIVELONG, a. liv'long. [live and long.]1. Long in passing. How could she sit the livelong day, ...
||LI'VELY, a. 1. Brisk; vigorous; vivacious; active; as a lively youth.2. Gay; airy.From grave to ...
||LIV'ER, n. One who lives.And try if life be worth the liver's care.It is often used with a word of ...
||LIV'ERCOLOR, a. Dark red; of the color of the liver.
||LIV'ERED, a. Having a liver; as white-livered.
||LIV'ERGROWN, a. Having a large liver.
||LIV'ERSTONE, n. A stone or species of earth of the barytic genus, of a gray or brown color, which, ...
||LIV'ERWORT, n. The name of many species of plants. Several of the lichens are so called. The ...
||LIV'ERY-STABLE, n. A stable where horses are kept for hire.
||LIV'ERY, n.1. The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements; a term of English law. It ...
||LIV'ERYMAN, n.1. One who wears a livery; as a servant.2. In London, a freeman of the city, of ...
||LIVES, n. plu. of life.
||LI'VESTOCK, n. [live and stock.] Horses, cattle and smaller domestic animals; a term applied in ...
||LIV'ID, a. [L. lividus; from liveo, to be black and blue.]Black and blue; of a lead color; ...
||LIV'IDNESS, n. A dark color, like that of bruised flesh. [Lividness is the preferable word.]
||LIV'ING, ppr. [from live.]1. Dwelling; residing; existing; subsisting; having life or the vital ...
||LIV'INGLY, adv. In a living state.Livonica terra, a species of fine bole found in Livonia, brought ...
||LI'VRE, n. [L. libra.] A French money of account, equal to 20 sous, or ten pence sterling.
||LIXIV'IATED, a. 1. Pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts.2. ...
||LIXIVIA'TION, n. The operation or process of extracting alkaline salts from ashes by pouring water ...
||LIXIV'IOUS, a. [L. lixivius, from lix lye.]1. Obtained by lixiviation; impregnated with alkaline ...
||LIXIV'IUM, n. [L. from lix, lye.]Lye; water impregnated with alkaline salts imbibed from wood ...
||LIZ'ARD-TAIL, n. A plant of the genus Saururus, and another of the genus Piper.
||LIZ'ARD, n. [L. lacertus, lacerta, there has been a change of c into z or s, which may be the ...
||LO, exclam.Look; see; behold; observe. This word is used to excite particular attention in a ...
||LOAD, n. [See lade.]1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in any thing for conveyance. Thus ...
||LOADED, pp. 1. Charged with a load or cargo; having a burden; freighted, as a ship; having a ...
||LOADER, n. One who put on a load.
||LOADING, ppr. Charging with a load; burdening; encumbering; charging, as a gun.LOADING, n. A ...
||LOADMANAGE, n. Pilotage; skill of a pilot. [Not in use.]
||LOADSMAN, n. [load and man.] A pilot. Obs.
||LOADSTONE, n. [from the verb lead and stone. The old orthography, lodestone, is most correct, as ...
||LOAF-SUGAR, n. Sugar refined and formed into a conical mass.
||LOAF, n. plu. loaves.1. A mass of bread when baked. It is larger than a cake. The size and ...
||LOAM, n. [L. limus.]A natural mixture of sand and clay with oxyd of iron; a species of earth or ...
||LOAMY, a. Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam, or resembling it.
||LO'AN-OFFICE, n. In America, a public office in which loans of money are negotiated for the ...
||LO'AN-OFFICER, n. A public officer empowered to superintend and transact the business of a ...
||LOAN, n. 1. The act of lending; a lending.2. That which is lent; any thing furnished for ...
||LOATHER, n. One that lothes.
||LOATHFUL, a.1. Hating; abhorring through disgust.2. Abhorred; hated.
||LOATHING, ppr. Hating from disgust; abhorring.
||LOATHINGLY, adv. In a fastidious manner.
||LOATHLY, a. Hateful; exciting hatred. Obs.LOATHLY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly. [See Lothly.]
||LOATHNESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance. [See Lothness.]
||LOATHSOME, a. 1. Disgusting; exciting disgust.2. Hateful; abhorred; detestable.3. Causing ...
||LOATHSOMENESS, n. The quality which excites disgust, hatred or abhorrence.
||LOAVES, plu of loaf.
||LOB, n.1. A dull, heavy, sluggish person.2. Something thick and heavy; as in lobworm.
||LOB'BY, n.1. An opening before a room, or an entrance into a principal apartment, where there is a ...
||LOBE, n. [L. lobus; Gr.]1. A part or division of the lungs, liver, &c.2. The lower soft part of ...
||LO'BED, a. [from lobe.] Consisting of lobes. In botany, divided to the middle into parts distant ...
||LOBSPOUND, n. A prison.
||LOB'STER, n. A crustaceous fish of the genus Cancer. Lobsters have large claws and fangs, and ...
||LOB'ULE, n. A small lobe.
||LO'CAL, a. [L. localis; from locus, place, loco. See Lay.]1. Pertaining to a place, or to a ...
||LOCAL'ITY, n. 1. Existence in a place, or in a certain portion of space.It is thought that the ...
||LO'CALLY, adv. With respect to place; in place; as, to be locally separated or distant.
||LO'CATE, v.t. [L. loco,locatus.]1. To place; to set in a particular spot or position.2. To ...
||LO'CATED, pp. Placed; situated; fixed in place.
||LO'CATING, ppr. Placing; designating the place of.
||LOCA'TION, n. 1. The act of placing, or of designating the place of.2. Situation with respect to ...
||LOCH, n. A lake; a bay or arm of the sea; used in Scotland.LOCH, n. Loch or lohoch, is an Arabian ...
||LOCH'AGE, n. [Gr. a body of soldiers, and to lead.]In Greece, an officer who commanded a lochus or ...
||LOCHE, n. A small fish of the genus Cobitis, inhabiting small clear streams, and esteemed dainty ...
||LO'CHIA, n. [Gr.] Evacuations which follow childbirth.
||LO'CHIAL, a. Pertaining to evacuations from the womb after childbirth.
||LOCK, n. [L. floccus, Eng. lock.]1. Lock, in its primary sense, is any thing that fastens; but we ...
||LOCK'AGE, n.1. Materials for locks in a canal.2. Works which form a lock on a canal.3. Toll paid ...
||LOCK'ED, pp. Made fast by a lock; furnished with a lock or locks; closely embraced.
||LOCK'ER, n. A close place, as a drawer or an apartment in a ship, that may be closed with a lock.A ...
||LOCK'ET, n. A small lock; a catch or spring to fasten a necklace or other ornament.
||LOCK'RAM, n. A sort of coarse linen.
||LOCK'SMITH, n. An artificer whose occupation is to make locks.
||LOCK'Y, a. Having locks or tufts.
||LOCOMO'TION, n. [L. locus, place, and motio, motion.]1. The act of moving from place to place.2. ...
||LOCOMO'TIVE, a. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as a ...
||LOCOMOTIV'ITY, n. The power of changing place.
||LOC'ULAMENT, n. [L. loculamentum, from locus, loculus.]In botany, the cell of a pericarp in which ...
||LO'CUST-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Hymenaea, and another of the genus Robinia. The ...
||LO'CUST, n. [L. locusta.] An insect of the genus Gryllus. These insects are at times so numerous ...
||LO'DE-STONE, n. [from the verb to lead, and stone.]1. A magnet, an ore of iron; a stone found in ...
||LODE, n.1. Among miners, a metallic vein, or any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not, ...
||LODESTAR, n. [lead and star.] The star that leads; the polestar; the cynosure. Obs.
||LODG'ABLE, a. Capable of affording a temporary abode. [Not used.]
||LODGE, v.t.1. To set, lay or deposit for keeping or preservation, for a longer or shorter time. ...
||LODG'ED, pp. Placed at rest; deposited; infixed; furnished with accommodations for a night or ...
||LODG'ER,n.1. One who lives at board, or in a hired room, or who has a bed in another's house for a ...
||LODG'ING, ppr. 1. Placing at rest; depositing; furnishing lodgings.2. Resting for a night; ...
||LODG'MENT, n.1. The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged; a being placed or deposited at ...
||LOFFE, v.i. To laugh. [Not used.]
||LOFT, n. 1. Properly, an elevation; hence, in a building, the elevation of one story or floor ...
||LOFT'ILY, adv. [from lofty.] 1. On high; in an elevated place.2. Proudly; haughtily.They are ...
||LOFT'INESS, n. 1. Height; elevation in place or position; altitude; as the loftiness of a ...
||LOFTY, a.1. Elevated in place; high; as a lofty tower; a lofty mountain. [But it expresses more ...
||LOG'-BOARD, n. In navigation, two boards, shutting like a book, and divided into columns, ...
||LOG'-BOOK, n. A book into which are transcribed the contents of the log-board.
||LOG'-REEL, n. A reel in the gallery of a ship, on which the log line is wound.
||LOG, n. 1. A bulky piece or stick of timer unhewed. Pine logs are floated down rivers in ...
||LOG'ARITHM, n. [Gr. ratio, and number.]Logarithms are the exponents of a series of powers and ...
||LOGARITH'MIC, a. Pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.
||LOG'GATS, n. The name of a play or game, the same as is now called kittle-pins. It was prohibited ...
||LOG'GERHEAD, n. [log and head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a dolt; a thick-skull.2. A spherical ...
||LOG'GERHEADED, a. Dull; stupid; doltish.
||LOG'IC, n. [L. id; Gr. from reason, to speak.]The art of thinking and reasoning justly.Logic is ...
||LOG'ICAL, a.1. Pertaining to logic; used in logic; as logical subtitles.2. According to the rules ...
||LOG'ICALLY, adv. According to the rules of logic; as, to argue logically.
||LOGI'CIAN, n. A person skilled in logic, or the art of reasoning.Each fierce logician still ...
||LOGIS'TIC, a. Relating to sexagesimal fractions.
||LOG'MAN, n.1. A man who carries logs.2. One whose occupation is to cut and convey logs to a mill. ...
||LOGOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to logography.
||LOGOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a word, and to write.]A method of printing, in which a type represents a ...
||LOG'OGRIPHE, n. [Gr.] A sort of riddle. Obs.
||LOGOM'ACHIST, n. One who contends about words.
||LOGOM'ACHY, n. [Gr. word, and contest, altercation.]Contention in words merely, or rather a ...
||LOGOMET'RIC, a. [Gr. ratio, and to measure.]A logometric scale is intended to measure or ascertain ...
||LOG'WOOD, n. A species of tree and wood, called also Campeachy-wood, from the bay of Campeachy in ...
||LO'HOCK, n. A medicine of a middle consistence between a soft electuary and a syrup. [See Loch.]
||LOIN, n. [L. clumis.]The loins are the space on each side of the vertebrae, between the lowest of ...
||LOIT'ER, v.i.To linger; to be slow in moving; to delay; to be dilatory; to spend time idly.If we ...
||LOIT'ERER, n. A lingerer; one that delays or is slow in motion; an idler; one that is sluggish or ...
||LOIT'ERING, ppr. Lingering; delaying; moving slowly.
||LOKE, n. [Gr. darkness.]1. In the Scandinavian mythology, the evil deity, the author of all ...
||LOLL, v.i. [The sense of this word is to throw, to send. Hence it coincides with the Gr..]1. To ...
||LOLL'ARD, n. The Lollards were a sect of early reformers in Germany and England, the followers of ...
||LOLL'ARDY, n. The doctrines of the Lollards.
||LOLL'ING, ppr. Throwing down or out; reclining at ease; thrusting out the tongue.
||LOMBARD'IC, a. Pertaining to the Lombards; an epithet applied to one of the ancient alphabets ...
||LO'MENT, n. [L. lomentum.] An elongated pericarp, which never bursts. It consists, like the ...
||LOMENTA'CEOUS, a. [L. lomentum, bean meal, a color.]Furnished with a loment. The lomentaceae are ...
||LOM'ONITE, n. Laumonite, or di-prismatic zeolite.
||LOMP, n. A kind of roundish fish.
||LON'DONISM, n. A mode of speaking peculiar to London.
||LONE, a. 1. Solitary; retired; unfrequented; having no company.And leave you in lone woods or ...
||LO'NELINESS, n.1. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from company. He was weary of the loneliness of ...
||LO'NELY, a.1. Solitary; retired; sequestered from company or neighbors; as a lonely situation; a ...
||LO'NENESS, n. Solitude; seclusion.
||LO'NESOME, a. Solitary; secluded from society.How horrid will these lonesome seats appear!
||LO'NESOMENESS, n. The state of being solitary; solitude.
||LONG'-HEADED, a. Having a great extent of thought.
||LONG-MEASURE, n. Lineal measure; the measure of length.
||LONG-SIGHT, n. Long-sightedness.
||LONG-SIGHTED, a. Able to see at a great distance; used literally of the eyes, and figuratively of ...
||LONG-SIGHTEDNESS, n.1. The faculty of seeing objects at a great distance.2. In medicine, ...
||LONG-SUF'FERANCE, n. Forbearance to punish; clemency; patience.
||LONG-SUF'FERING, n. Long endurance; patience of offense.Despisest thou the riches of his goodness, ...
||LONG-WIND'ED, a. Long breathed; tedious in speaking, argument or narration; as a long-winded ...
||LONG, a. [L. longus.]1. Extended; drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; opposed to ...
||LONGANIM'ITY, n. [L. longanimitas; longus, long, and animus, mind.]Forbearance; patience; ...
||LONG'BOAT, n. The largest and strongest boat belonging to a ship.
||LON'GER, a. [comp. of long.] More long; of greater length; as a longer course.LON'GER, adv. For ...
||LON'GEST, a. Of the greatest extent; as the longest line.LON'GEST, adv. For the greatest ...
||LONGE'VAL, a. [L. longus and avum.] Long lived.
||LONGEV'ITY, n. [L. longavitas; longus, long, and avum, age.]Length or duration of life; more ...
||LONGE'VOUS, a. [L. longavus, supra.] Living a long time; of great age.
||LONGIM'ANOUS, a. [L. longus, long, and manus, hand.] Having long hands.
||LONGIM'ETRY, n. [L. longus, long, and Gr. measure.]The art or practice of measuring distances or ...
||LONG'ING, ppr. Earnestly desiring; having a craving or preternatural appetite.LONG'ING, n. An ...
||LONG'INGLY, adv. With eager wishes or appetite.
||LONGIN'QUITY, n. [L. longinquitas.] Great distance.
||LONG'ISH, a. Somewhat long; moderately long.
||LON'GITUDE, n. [L. longitudo, from longus, long.]1. Properly length; as the longitude of a room; ...
||LONGITU'DINAL, a.1. Pertaining to longitude or length; as longitudinal distance.2. Extending in ...
||LONGITU'DINALLY, adv. In the direction of length.Some of the fibers of the human body are placed ...
||LONG'LEGGED, a. Having long legs.
||LONG'LIVED, a. Having along life or existence; living long; lasting long.
||LONG'LY, adv. With longing desire. [Not used.]
||LONG'NESS, n. Length. [Little used.]
||LONG'PRIM'ER, n. A printing type of a particular size, between small pica and bourgeois.
||LONG'SHANKED, a. Having long legs.
||LONG'SOME, a. Extended in length; tiresome; tedious; as a longsome plain. Obs.
||LONG'SPUN, a. Spun or extended to a great length.
||LONG'SUF'FERING, a. Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily ...
||LONGWAYS, a mistake for longwise.
||LO'NISH, a. Somewhat solitary. [Not used and inelegant.]
||LOO, n. A game at cards.
||LOOB'ILY, adv. [See Looby.] Like a looby; in an awkward, clumsy manner.
||LOOB'Y, n. An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber.Who could give the looby such airs?
||LOOF, n. The after part of a ship's bow, or the part where the planks begin to be incurvated, as ...
||LOOF'ED, a. [See Aloof.] Gone to a distance. [Not used.]
||LOOK'-OUT, n. A careful looking or watching for any object or event.
||LOOK, v.i. [See Light. The primary sense is to stretch, to extend, to shoot, hence to direct the ...
||LOOK'ER, n. One who looks.A looker on, a mere spectator; one that looks on, but has no agency or ...
||LOOK'ING-GLASS, n. A glass which reflects the form of the person who looks on it; a mirror.There ...
||LOOL, n. In metallurgy, a vessel used to receive the washings of ores of metals.
||LOOM'-GALE, n. A gentle gale of wind.
||LOOM, n.1. In composition, heir-loom, in law, is a personal chattel that by special custom ...
||LOOM'ING, ppr. Appearing above the surface, or indistinctly, at a distance.
||LOON, n.1. A sorry fellow; a rogue; a rascal.2. A sea-fowl of the genus colymbus.
||LOOP, n.1. A folding or doubling of a string or a noose, through which a lace or cord may be run ...
||LOOP'ED, a. Full of holes.
||LOOP'HOLE, n.1. A small aperture in the bulk-head and other parts of a merchant ship, through ...
||LOOP'HOLED, a. Full of holes or openings for escape.
||LOOP'ING, n. In metallurgy, the running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore ...
||LOORD, n. A dull stupid fellow; a drone. [Not in use.]
||LOOSE, v.t. loos. [Gr.; Heb.]1. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening.Canst thou loose ...
||LOOS'ED, pp. Untied; unbound; freed from restraint.
||LOOSELY, adv. loos'ly.1. Not fast; not firmly; that may be easily disengaged; as things loosely ...
||LOOS'EN, v.t. loos'n. [from loose.]1. To free from tightness, tension, firmness or fixedness; ...
||LOOS'ENED, pp. Freed from tightness or fixedness; rendered loose.
||LOOSENESS, n. loos'ness. 1. The state of being loose or relaxed; a state opposite to that of ...
||LOOS'ENING, ppr. Freeing from tightness, tension or fixedness; rendering less compact.
||LOOSESTRIFE, n. loos'strife. In botany, the name of several species of plants, of the genera ...
||LOOS'ING, ppr. Setting free from confinement.
||LOP, v.t. [Eng. flap. The primary sense is evidently to fall or fell, or to strike down, and I ...
||LOPE, pret. of leap. Obs.LOPE, n. [See leap.]A leap; a long step. [A word in popular use in ...
||LO'PING, ppr. Leaping; moving or running with a long step.
||LOP'PED, pp. cut off; shortened by cutting off the top or end; bent down.
||LOP'PER, n. One that lops.
||LOP'PING, ppr. Cutting off; shortening by cutting off the extremity; letting fall.LOP'PING, n. ...
||LOQUA'CIOUS, a. [L. loquax, from loquor, to speak. Eng. to clack.]1. Talkative; given to ...
||LOQUAC'ITY, n. [L. loquacitas.] Talkativeness; the habit or practice of talking continually or ...
||LORD, n. 1. A master; a person possessing supreme power and authority; a ruler; a governor.Man ...
||LORD'ING, n. A little lord; a lord, in contempt or ridicule. [Little used.]
||LORD'LIKE, a. 1. Becoming a lord.2. Haughty; proud; insolent.
||LORD'LINESS, n. [from lordly.] 1. Dignity; high station.2. Pride; haughtiness.
||LORD'LING, n. A little or diminutive lord.
||LORD'LY, a. [lord and like.]1. Becoming a lord; pertaining to a lord.Lordly sins require lordly ...
||LORD'SHIP, n.1. The state of quality of being a lord; hence, a title of honor given to noblemen, ...
||LORE, n. Learning; doctrine; lesson; instruction.The law of nations, or the lore of war.Lo! Rome ...
||LOR'EL, n. An abandoned scoundrel; a vagrant. Obs.
||LO'RESMAN, n. [lore and man.] An instructor. Obs.
||LOR'ICATE, v.t. [L. lorico, loricatus, from lorica, a coat of mail.]1. To plate over; to spread ...
||LOR'ICATED, pp. Covered or plated over; encrusted.
||LOR'ICATING, ppr. Covering over with a plate or crust.
||LORICA'TION, n. The act or operation of covering any thing with a plate or crust for defense; as ...
||LOR'IMER, n. [L. lorum, a thong.]A bridle-maker; one that makes bits for bridles, &c. [Not used.]
||LO'RING, n. Instructive discourse. Obs.
||LO'RIOT, n. A bird called witwal; the oriole.
||LO'RIS, n. A small quadruped of Ceylon.
||LORN, a. [See Forlorn.] Lost; forsaken; lonely.
||LO'RY, n. A subordinate genus of fowls of the parrot kind, forming the link between the parrot and ...
||LOSABLE, a. That may be lost. [Little used.]
||LOSE, v.t. looz. pret. and pp. lost.1. To mislay; to part or be separated from a thing, so as to ...
||LOS'EL, n. s as z. [from the root of loose.] a wasteful fellow, one who loses by sloth or ...
||LOS'ENGER, n. a deceiver. Obs.
||LOSER, n. looz'er. One that loses, or that is deprived of any thing by defeat, forfeiture or the ...
||LOS'ING, ppr. looz'ing. Parting from; missing; forfeiting; wasting; employing to no good purpose.
||LOSS, n.1. privation, as the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or ...
||LOSS'FUL, a. Detrimental. [Not used.
||LOSS'LESS, a. Free from loss. [Not used.]
||LOST, pp. [from lose.]1. Mislaid or left in a place unknown or forgotten; that cannot be found; ...
||LOT, n. 1. That which, in human speech, is called chance, hazard, fortune; but in strictness of ...
||LOTE, n. [L. lotus, lotos.] 1. A plant of the genus Celtis, the lote-tree, of several species. ...
||LOTH, a. [In America, the primitive pronunciation of lath, that is, lawth, is retained in the ...
||LOTHE, v.t. To hate; to look on with hatred or abhorrence; particularly, to feel disgust at food ...
||LO'THED, pp. Hatred; abhorred; turned from with disgust.
||LO'THER, n. One that lothes or abhors.
||LO'THFUL, a. 1. Hating; abhorring.Which he did with lothful eyes behold.2. Disgusting; hated; ...
||LO'THING, ppr. 1. Feeling disgust at; having extreme aversion to; as lothing food.2. Hating; ...
||LO'THINGLY, adv. With extreme disgust or abhorrence; in a fastidious manner.
||LOTH'LY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly.This shows that you from nature lothly stray.
||LOTH'NESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance.There grew among them a general silence and lothness to ...
||LO'THSOME, a. 1. Causing an extreme aversion of appetite; exciting fastidiousness. Num. 11.2. ...
||LO'THSOMENESS, n. the quality of exciting extreme disgust or abhorrence.
||LO'TION, n. [L. lotio, from lavo, to wash.]1. A washing; particularly, a washing of the skin for ...
||LOT'TERY, n. [See Lot.]1. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance, or the distribution ...
||LOUD, a. [L. laudo, to praise, and with a prefix, plaudo. Heb.]1. Having a great sound; high ...
||LOUD'LY, adv. 1. With great sound or noise; noisily.Who long and loudly in the schools ...
||LOUD'NESS, n.1. Great sound or noise; as the loudness of a voice or of thunder.2. Clamor; ...
||LOUGH, n. lok. a lake; a different orthography of loch and lake.
||LOUNGE, v.i. to live in idleness; to spend time lazily.
||LOUNG'ER, n. An idler; one who loiters away his time in indolence.
||LOUR. [See Lower.]
||LOUSE-WORT, n. lous'-wort. A plant of the genus Pedicularis. The yellow louse-wort is of the ...
||LOUSE, n. lous. plu. lice. A small insect of the genus Pediculus. It has six feet, two eyes, with ...
||LOUS'ILY, adv. s as z. [from lousy.] In a mean, paltry manner; scurvily.
||LOUS'INESS, n. s as z. The state of abounding with lice.
||LOUS'Y, a. s as z. [louse.] 1. Swarming with lice; infested with lice.2. Mean; low; ...
||LOUT, n. A mean awkward fellow; a bumpkin; a clown.LOUT, v.i. To end; to bow; to stoop. ...
||LOUT'ISH, a. Clownish; rude; awkward.
||LOUT'ISHLY, adv. Like a clown; in a rude, clumsy, awkward manner.
||LOUVER, n. loo'ver. An opening in the roof of a cottage for the smoke to escape.
||LOV'ABLE, a. Worthy of love; amiable.
||LOV'AGE, n. A plant of the genus Ligusticum.
||LOVE-BROKER, n. A third person who acts as agent between lovers.
||LOVE-DARTING, a. Darting love.
||LOVE-DAY, n. A day formerly appointed for an amicable adjustment of differences.
||LOVE-FAVOR, n. Something given to be worn in token of love.
||LOVE-KNOT, n. luv'-not. A knot so called, used as a token of love or representing mutual affection.
||LOVE-LABORED, a. Labored by love.
||LOVE-LASS, n. A sweetheart.
||LOVE-LETTER, n. A letter professing love; a letter of courtship.
||LOVE-LOCK, n. A curl or lock of hair so called; worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth ...
||LOVE-LORN, a. [love and lorn.] Forsaken by one's love; as the love-lorn nightingale.
||LOVE-MONGER, n. [love and monger.] One who deals in affairs of love. [Not used.]
||LOVE-PINED, a. Wasted by love.
||LOVE-SECRET, n. A secret between lovers.
||LOVE-SHAFT, n. Cupid's arrow.
||LOVE-SICK, a. 1. Sick or languishing with love or amorous desire; as a love-sick maid.To the dear ...
||LOVE-SONG, n. A song expressing love.
||LOVE-SUIT, n Courtship; solicitation of union in marriage.
||LOVE-TALE, n. A narrative of love.Cato's proper person to entrust a love-tale with.
||LOVE-THOUGHT, n. Amorous fancy. [Not used.]
||LOVE-TOKEN, n. A present in token of love.
||LOVE-TOY, n. A small present from a lover.
||LOVE-TRICK, n. Art or artifice expressive of love.Other love-tricks than glancing with the eyes.
||LOVE, v.t. luv. [L. libeo, lubeo. See Lief. The sense is probably to be prompt, free, willing, ...
||LOVE'APPLE, n. A plant of the genus Solanum.
||LOVED, pp. Having the affection of any one.
||LOVELESS, a. Void of love; void of tenderness or kindness.
||LOVELILY, adv. luv'lily. [from lovely.] Amiably; in a manner to excite love.
||LOVELINESS, n. luv'liness. [from lovely.]Amiableness; qualities of body or mind that may excite ...
||LOVELY, a. luv'ly. Amiable; that may excite love; possessing qualities which may invite ...
||LOV'ER, n.1. One who loves; one who has a tender affection, particularly for a female.Love is ...
||LOVESOME, a. Lovely. [Not used.]
||LOVING-KINDNESS, n. Tender regard; mercy; favor; a scriptural word.My loving-kindness will I not ...
||LOVING, ppr.1. Entertaining a strong affection for; having tender regard for.2. a. Fond; ...
||LOVINGLY, adv. With love; with affection; affectionately.It is no great matter to live lovingly ...
||LOVINGNESS, n. Affection; kind regard.The only two bands of good will, loveliness and lovingness.
||LOW-BORN, a. Born in low life.
||LOW-BRED, a. Bred in a low condition or manner; vulgar.
||LOW-SPIR'ITED, a. Not having animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not lively or sprightly. ...
||LOW-SPIR'ITEDNESS, n. Dejection of mind or courage; a state of low spirits.
||LOW-THOUGHT'ED, a. Having the thoughts employed on low subjects; not having sublime and elevated ...
||LOW-WINES, n. [low and wine.] The liquor produced by the first distillation of molasses, or ...
||LOW, a. 1. Not high or elevated; depressed below any given surface or place. Low ground or land, ...
||LOWBELL, n.A kind of fowling in the night, in which the birds are wakened by a bell, and blinded by ...
||LOWE, A termination of names, as in Bed-low.
||LOWER, v.t. [from low.]1. To cause to descend; to let down; to take or bring down; as, to lower ...
||LOW'ERINGLY, adv. with cloudiness or threatening gloom.
||LOWERMOST, a. [from low.] Lowest.
||LOW'ERY, a. cloudy; gloomy.
||LOWEST, a. [superl. of low.] Most low; deepest; most depressed or degraded, &c.
||LOWING, ppr. Bellowing, as an ox.LOWING, n. the bellowing or cry of cattle.
||LOWLAND, n. land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country. ...
||LOWLIHOOD, n. a humble state. Obs.
||LOWLINESS, n. [from lowly.]1. Freedom from pride; humility; humbleness of mind.Walk - with all ...
||LOWLY, a. [low and like.]1. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from ...
||LOWN, n. [See Loon. a low fellow; a scoundrel.
||LOWNESS, n.1. The state of being low or depressed; the state of being less elevated than something ...
||LOXODROM'IC, a. [Gr. oblique, and a course.]Pertaining to oblique sailing by the rhomb; as ...
||LOXODROM'ICS, n. The art of oblique sailing by the rhomb, which always makes an equal angle with ...
||LOY'AL, a. [L. lex, law.]Faithful to a prince or superior; true to plighted faith, duty or love; ...
||LOY'ALIST, n. A person who adheres to his sovereign; particularly, one who maintains his ...
||LOY'ALLY, adv. With fidelity to a prince or sovereign, or to a husband or lover.
||LOY'ALTY, n. Fidelity to a prince or sovereign, or to a husband or lover.He had such loyalty to ...
||LOZ'ENGE, n. [Gr. oblique, and a corner.]1. Originally, a figure with four equal sides, having ...
||LOZ'ENGED, a. Made into the shape of lozenges.
||LOZ'ENGY, a. In heraldry, having the field or charge covered with lozenges.
||LP, a contraction of lordship.
||LU. [See Loo.]
||LUBBARD. [Not used. See Lubber.]
||LUB'BER, n.A heavy, clumsy fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.And lingering lubbers lose many a penny.
||LUB'BERLY, a. Properly, tall and lank without activity; hence, bulky and heavy; clumsy; lazy; as a ...
||LU'BRIC, a. [L. lubricus, slippery.] 1. Having a smooth surface; slippery; as a lubric throat.2. ...
||LU'BRICANT, n. [See Lubricate.] That which lubricates.
||LU'BRICATE, v.t. [L. lubrico, from lubricus, slippery; allied to labor, to slip or slide.]To make ...
||LU'BRICATED, pp. Made smooth and slippery.
||LU'BRICATING, ppr. Rendering smooth and slippery.
||LU'BRICATOR, n. That which lubricates.
||LU'BRICOUS, a. [L. lubricus.]1. Smooth; slippery.2. Wavering; unstable; as lubricous opinions.
||LUBRIC'TIY, n.1. Smoothness of surface; slipperiness.2. Smoothness; aptness to glide over any ...
||LUBRIFAC'TION, n. [infra.] The act of lubricating or making smooth.
||LUBRIFICA'TION, n. [L. lubricus and facio, to make.]The act or operation of making smooth and ...
||LUCE, n. A pike full grown.
||LU'CENT, a. [L. lucens, from luceo, to shine. See light.]Shining; bright; resplendent; as the ...
||LU'CERN, n. A plant of the genus Medicago, cultivated for fodder.
||LU'CID, a. [L. lucidus, from luceo, to shine. See Light.]1. Shining; bright; resplendent; as the ...
||LUCID'ITY, n. Brightness. [Not used.]
||LU'CIDNESS, n. Brightness; clearness.
||LU'CIFER, n. [L. lux, lucis, light, and fero, to bring.]1. The planet Venus, so called from its ...
||LUCIFE'RIAN, a. Pertaining to Lucifer, or to the Luciferians.
||LUCIFE'RIANS, n. A sect that followed Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century. They ...
||LUCIF'EROUS, a. [L. lucifer, supra.] Giving light; affording light or means of discovery.
||LUCIF'IC, a. [L. lux, light, and facio, to make.]Producing light.
||LU'CIFORM, a. [L. lux, light, and forma, form.]Having the form of light; resembling light.The ...
||LUCK, n. That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting a man's interest or ...
||LUCK'ILY, adv. [from lucky.] Fortunately; by good fortune; with a favorable issue; in a good ...
||LUCK'INESS, n.1. The state of being fortunate; as the luckiness of a man or of an event.2. Good ...
||LUCK'LESS, a.1. Unfortunate; meeting with ill success; as a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.2. ...
||LUCK'Y, a.1. Fortunate; meeting with good success; as a lucky adventurer.2. Fortunate; producing ...
||LU'CRATIVE, a. [L. lucrativus, from lucror, to gain profit.]Gainful; profitable; making increase ...
||LU'CRE, n. lu'ker. [L. lucrum.] Gain in money or goods; profit; usually in an ill sense, or with ...
||LUCRIF'EROUS, a. [L. lucrum, gain, and fero, to produce.] Gainful; profitable. [Little used.]
||LUCRIF'IC, a. [L. lucrum, gain, and facio to make.] Producing profit; gainful. [Not used.]
||LUCTA'TION, n. [L. luctatio, from luctor, to wrestle or strive.]Struggle; contest; effort to ...
||LUC'TUAL, a. [L. luctus, grief.] Producing grief. [Not used.]
||LU'CUBRATE, v.i. [L. lucubro, to study by candle-light, from lucubrum, from lux, light.]To study ...
||LUCUBRA'TION, n.1. Study by a lamp or by candle-light; nocturnal study.2. That which is composed ...
||LU'CUBRATORY, a. Composed by candle-light or by night.
||LU'CULENT, a. [L. luculentus, from luceo, to shine.]1. Lucid; clear; transparent; as luculent ...
||LU'CULLITE, n. A subspecies of carbonate of lime, of three kinds.
||LUDIB'RIOUS, a. [L. ludibriosus, from ludo, to sport.] Sportive; wanton.
||LU'DICROUS, a. [L. ludicer, from ludo, to sport.]Sportive; burlesque; adapted to raise laughter, ...
||LU'DICROUSLY, adv. Sportively; in burlesque; in a manner to raise laughter without contempt.
||LU'DICROUSNESS, n. Sportiveness; the quality of exciting laughter without contempt; merry cast.
||LUDIFICA'TION, n. [L. ludificor.] The act of deriding.
||LUDIF'ICATORY, a. Making sport; tending to excite derision.
||LUFF, n. The palm of the hand.LUFF, n. Weather-gage, or part towards the wind; or the sailing of a ...
||LUG, v.t. [See Pluck.]1. To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heavy and moved with ...
||LUG'GAGE, n. [from lug.]1. Any thing cumbersome and heavy to be carried; traveling baggage.I am ...
||LUG'GER, n. A vessel carrying three masts with a running bowsprit and lug-sails.
||LUGGS, n. An insect like an earth-worm, but having legs.
||LUGU'BRIOUS, a. [L. lugubris, from lugeo, to weep.]Mournful; indicating sorrow; as a lugubrious ...
||LU'KEWARM, a.1. Moderately warm; tepid; as lukewarm water; lukewarm heat.2. Not ardent; not ...
||LU'KEWARMLY, adv.1. With moderate warmth.2. With indifference; coolly.
||LU'KEWARMNESS, n.1. A mild or moderate heat.2. Indifference; want of zeal or ardor; coldness.The ...
||LULL, v.t. [L. lallo. The sense is to throw down, to still, to appease. Seamen say, the wind ...
||LULL'ABY, n. [lull and by. See By.]A song to quiet babes; that which quiets.
||LULL'ED, pp. Quieted; appeased; composed to rest.
||LULL'ER, n. One that lulls; one that fondles.
||LULL'ING, ppr. Stilling; composing to rest.
||LUM, n. The chimney of a cottage.
||LUMACHEL'LA, n. A calcarious stone composed of shells and coral conglutinated, but so far ...
||LUMBAG'INOUS, a. Pertaining to lumbago.
||LUMBA'GO, n. [L. lumbus, loins.] A pain in the loins and small of the back, such as precedes ...
||LUM'BAR, a. [L. lumbus, loins.] Pertaining to the loins. The lumbar region is the posterior ...
||LUM'BER-ROOM, n. A place for the reception of lumber or useless things.
||LUM'BER, n.1. Any thing useless and cumbersome, or things bulky and thrown aside as of no use.The ...
||LUM'BRIC, n. [L. lumbricus, a worm.] A worm.
||LUM'BRICAL, a. [L. lumbricus, a worm.] Resembling a worm; as the lumbrical muscles.LUM'BRICAL, a. ...
||LUMBRIC'IFORM, n. [L. lumbricus, a worm, and form.] Resembling a worm in shape.
||LU'MINARY, n. [L. luminare, from lumen, light.]1. Any body that gives light, but chiefly one of ...
||LUMINATION. [See Illumination.]
||LU'MINE, v.t. To enlighten. [Not used. See Illumine.]
||LUMINIF'EROUS, a. [L. lumen, light, and fero, to produce.]Producing light.
||LU'MINOUS, a. [L. luminosus.]1. Shining; emitting light. The sun is a most luminous body.2. ...
||LU'MINOUSLY, adv. With brightness or clearness.
||LU'MINOUSNESS, n.1. The quality of being bright or shining; brightness; as the luminousness of the ...
||LUMP, n. 1. A small mass of matter of no definite shape; as a lump of earth; a lump of butter; a ...
||LUMP'EN, n. A long fish of a greenish color, and marked with lines.
||LUMP'FISH, n. A thick fish of the genus Cyclopterus. The back is sharp and elevated; the belly ...
||LUMP'ING, ppr.1. Throwing into a mass or sum.2. a. Bulky; heavy. [A low word.]
||LUMP'ISH, a. 1. Like a lump; heavy; gross; bulky.2. Dull; inactive.
||LUMP'ISHLY, adv. Heavily; with dullness or stupidity.
||LUMP'ISHNESS, n. Heaviness; dullness; stupidity.
||LUMP'Y, a. Full of lumps or small compact masses.Luna cornea, muriate of silver.
||LU'NACY, n. [from L. luna, the moon.]1. A species of insanity of madness, supposed to be ...
||LUNA'RIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon.
||LU'NARY, a. [L. lunaris.1. Pertaining to the moon; as lunar observations.2. Measured by the ...
||LU'NATED, a. Formed like a half-moon.
||LU'NATIC, a. Affected by a species of madness, supposed to be influenced by the moon.LU'NATIC, n. ...
||LUNA'TION, n. [L. lunatio.] A revolution of the moon.
||LUNCH'EON, n. Literally, a swallow; but in usage, a portion of food taken at any time, except at ...
||LUNE, n. [L. luna, the moon.] 1. Any thing in the shape of a half-moon. [Little used.]2. A fit ...
||LUNETTE, n. 1. In fortification, an enveloped counterguard, or elevation of earth made beyond the ...
||LUNG, n.1. The lungs are the organs of respiration in man and many other animals. There are two ...
||LUNGE, n. [See Allonge.] A sudden push or thrust.
||LUNG'ED, a. Having lungs, or the nature or resemblance of lunged; drawing in and expelling air.
||LUN'GIS, n. A lingerer; a dull drowsy fellow.
||LUNG'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Pulmonaria.
||LU'NIFORM a. [L. luna, the moon, and form.] Resembling the moon.
||LUNISO'LAR, a. [L. luna, moon, and solaris, sol, sun.]Compounded of the revolutions of the sun and ...
||LU'NISTICE, n. [L. luna, the moon, and sto, steti, or sisto, to stand.]The farthest point of the ...
||LUNT, n. The match-cord used for firing cannon.
||LU'NULAR, a. [from L. luna, the moon.] In botany, like the new moon; shaped like a small ...
||LU'NULATE, a. [from L. luna, the moon.] In botany, resembling a small crescent.
||LU'PERCAL, a. Pertaining to the Lupercalia, or feasts of the Romans in honor of Pan; as a noun, ...
||LU'PINE, n. [L. lupinus.] A kind of pulse. The genus Lupinus contains several species, mostly ...
||LU'PULIN, n. [L. lupulus, hops.] The fine yellow powder of hops.
||LURCH, n. [This is the same word radically as lurk. The primary sense is to run, start, leap or ...
||LURCH'ER, n. 1. One that lies in wait or lurks; one that watches to pilfer, or to betray or ...
||LUR'DAN, a. Blockish. [Not used.]LUR'DAN, n. A clown; a blockhead. [Not used.]
||LURE, n.1. Something held out to call a hawk; hence,2. Any enticement; that which invites by the ...
||LU'RED, pp. Enticed; attracted; invited by the hope of pleasure or advantage.
||LU'RID, a. [L. luridus.] Gloomy; dismal.
||LU'RING, ppr. Enticing; calling.
||LURK, v.i.1. To lie hid; to lie in wait.Let us lay wait for blood; let us lurk privily for the ...
||LURK'ER, n. One that lurks or keeps out of sight.
||LURK'ING-PLACE, n. A place in which one lies concealed; a secret place; a hiding place; a den. ...
||LURK'ING, ppr. Lying concealed; keeping out of sight.
||LUS'CIOUS, a. [I know not the origin and affinities of this word.]1. Sweet or rich so as to cloy ...
||LUS'CIOUSLY, adv. 1. With sweetness or richness that cloys or nauseates.2. Obscenely.
||LUS'CIOUSNESS, n. Immoderate richness or sweetness that cloys or offends.
||LU'SERN, n. A lynx.
||LUSH, a. Of a dark, keep, full color.How lush and lusty the grass looks; how green! Obs.
||LUSK, a. Lazy; slothful. [Not in use.]LUSK, n. A lazy fellow; a lubber. [Not in use.]
||LUSK'ISH, a. Inclined to be lazy.
||LUSK'ISHLY, adv. Lazily.
||LUSK'ISHNESS, n. Disposition to indolence; laziness. Obs.
||LUSO'RIOUS, a. [L. lusorius, from ludo, lusi, to sport.]Used in play; sportive. [Little used.]
||LU'SORY, a. [L. lusorius, as above.] Used in play; playful; as lusory methods of instructing ...
||LUST, n.1. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; as the lust of gain.My lust shall be ...
||LUS'TER, n. [L. lustrum, lustro to purify.]1. Brightness; splendor; gloss; as the luster of the ...
||LUST'FUL, a.1. Having lust, or eager desire of carnal gratification; libidinous; as an intemperate ...
||LUST'FULLY, ad. With concupiscence or carnal desire.
||LUST'FULNESS, n. The state of having carnal desires; libidinousness.
||LUST'IHOOD, n. [lusty and hood.] Vigor of body. Obs.
||LUST'ILY, adv. With vigor of body; stoutly; with vigorous exertion.I determine to fight lustily ...
||LUST'INESS, n. Vigor of body; stoutness; strength; robustness; sturdiness.Cappadocian slaves were ...
||LUST'ING, ppr. Having eager desire; having carnal appetite.LUST'ING, n. Eager desire; inordinate ...
||LUST'LESS, a.1. Listless; not willing. Obs.2. Not vigorous.
||LUS'TRAL, a. [L. lustralis, from lustro, to purify.]1. Used in purification; as lustral water; ...
||LUS'TRATE, v.t. [L. lustro, to cleanse. See Luster.]1. To make clear or pure; to purify. [See ...
||LUSTRA'TION, n.1. The act or operation of making clear or pure; a cleansing or purifying by ...
||LUS'TRICAL, a. Pertaining to purification.
||LUS'TRING, n. A species of glossy silk cloth. [Corruptly written and pronounced lutestring.]
||LUS'TROUS, a. Bright; shining; luminous.Good sparks and lustrous.
||LUS'TRUM, n. In ancient Rome, the space of five years.
||LUST'WORT, n. [lust and wort.] A plant of the genus Drosera.
||LUST'Y, a. [from lust.]1. Stout; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body. this is the correct ...
||LU'TANIST, n. [from lute.] A person that plays on the lute.A celebrated lutanist was playing to a ...
||LUTA'RIOUS, a. [L. lutarius,from lutum, mud.]1. Pertaining to mud; living in mud.2. Of the color ...
||LUTA'TION, n. [See Lute.] The act or method of luting vessels.
||LU'TE-CASE, n. A case for a lute.
||LU'TE-STRING, n. The string of a lute.
||LUTE, n. [L. laudo.]An instrument of music with strings. It consists of four parts, viz; the ...
||LU'TED, pp. Closed with lute.
||LU'TENIST, n. A performer on the lute.
||LU'THERAN, a. Pertaining to Luther, the reformer; as the Lutheran church.LU'THERAN, n. A disciple ...
||LU'THERANISM, n. The doctrines of religion as taught by Luther.
||LU'THERN, n. In architecture, a kind of window over the cornice, in the roof of a building, to ...
||LU'TING, n. [L. lutum, mud, clay.] Among chimists, a composition of clay or other tenacious ...
||LU'TIST, n. One who plays on a lute.
||LU'TULENT, a. [L. lutulentus, from lutum, mud.] Muddy; turbid; thick.
||LUX'ATE, v.t. [L. luxo, laxo, laxus.]To displace, or remove from its proper place, as a joint; to ...
||LUX'ATED, pp. Put out of joint; dislocated.
||LUX'ATING, ppr. Removing or forcing out of its place, as a joint; dislocating.
||LUXA'TION, n.1. That act of moving or forcing a joint from its proper place or articulation; or ...
||LUXE, n. Luxury. [Not used.]
||LUXU'RIANCY, n. [L. luxurians, luxurio, to grow rank, or to wanton.]1. Rank growth; strong, ...
||LUXU'RIANT, a.1. Exuberant in growth; abundant; as a luxuriant growth of grass.2. Exuberant in ...
||LUXU'RIANTLY, adv. With exuberant growth.
||LUXU'RIATE, v.i. To grow exuberantly, or to grow to superfluous abundance.
||LUXURIA'TION, n. The process of growing exuberantly, or beyond the natural growth.
||LUXU'RIOUS, a. [L. luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]1. Voluptuous; indulging ...
||LUXU'RIOUSLY, adv. In abundance of rich diet, dress or equipage; deliciously; voluptuously.
||LUX'URIST, n. One given to luxury.
||LUX'URY, n. [L. luxuria, from luxo, to loosen.]1. A free or extravagant indulgence in the ...
||L'VELIHOOD, n. [lively and hood, or lifelode, from lead. Means of living; support of life; ...
||LY, a termination of adjectives, is a contraction of Sax.lie, G.lich, D.lyk, Dan.lige, Sw.lik, ...
||LY'AM, n. A leash for holding a hound.
||LYCAN'THROPY, n. [Gr. a wolf, and man.] A kind of erratic melancholy.
||LYCOS'TOM, n. A Baltic fish resembling a herring.
||LYD'IAN, a. [from Lydia.]Noting a kind of soft slow music anciently in vogue.Lydian stone, flinty ...
||LYE, n. [L. lix, whence lixivium; Ant.L. lixa, whence Lugdunum, Leyden, Lyons, that is ...
||LY'ING, ppr. of lie. Being prostrate. [See Lie.]LY'ING, ppr. of lie. Telling falsehood.Lying in, ...
||LYM'NITE, n. A kind of freshwater snail, found fossil.
||LYMPH, n. [L. lympha.] Water, or a colorless fluid in animal bodies,separated from the blood and ...
||LYMPH'ATED, a. Frightened into madness; raving.
||LYMPHAT'IC, a. Pertaining to lymph.1. Enthusiastic. [Not used.]LYMPHAT'IC, n. A vessel of animal ...
||LYMPH'EDUCT, n. [L. lympha, lymph, and ductus, a duct.]A vessel of animal bodies which conveys the ...
||LYMPHOG'RAPHY, n. [L. lympha, lymph; Gr. to describe.]A description of the lymphatic vessels, their ...
||LYNX, n. [L. lynx.] A quadruped of the genus Felis, resembling the common cat, but his ears are ...
||LY'RATED, a. [from lyre.] In botany, divided transversely into several jags, the lower ones ...
||LYRE, n. [L. lyra.] A stringed instrument of music, a kind of harp much used by the ancients.
||LYR'ICAL, a. [L. lyricus.] Pertaining to a lyre or harp. Lyric poetry is such as is sung to the ...
||LYR'ICISM, n. A lyric composition.
||LY'RIST, n. A musician who plays on the harp or lyre.
||LYS, n. A chinese measure of length, equal to 533 yards.
||LYTE'RIAN, a. [Gr. to loosen.] In medical science, terminating a disease; indicating the solution ...
||LYTH'RODE, n. A mineral found in Norway; its color, an aurora-red, passing into brownish red or ...