||M is the thirteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation, formed by a ...
||MAB, n. In northern mythology, the queen of the imaginary beings called fairies.1. A ...
||MAC, in names of Scotch and Irish origin, signifies son. [See Maid.]
||MACA'O, n. The name of a race of beautiful fowls of the parrot kind, under the genus Psittacus.
||MACARO'NI, n. [Gr. happy.] 1. A kind of biscuit made of flour, eggs, sugar and almonds, and ...
||MACARON'IC, a. Pertaining to or like a macaroni; empty; trifling; vain; affected.1. Consisting of ...
||MACAROON, the same as macaroni.
||MACAU'CO, n. A name of several species of quadrupeds of the genus Lemur.
||MAC'CABEES, n. The name of two apocryphal books in the Bible.
||MAC'COBOY, n. A kind of snuff.
||MA'CE-ALE, n. Ale spiced with mace.
||MA'CE-BEARER, n. A person who carries a mace before men in authority.
||MACE-REED, or REED-MACE, n. A plant of the genus Typha.
||MACE, n. An ensign of authority borne before magistrates. Originally, the mace was a club or ...
||MAC'ERATE, v.t. [L. macero, from macer, thin, lean; maceo, to be thin or lean; Eng. meager, ...
||MAC'ERATED, pp. Made thin or lean; steeped almost to solution.
||MAC'ERATING, ppr. Making lean; steeping almost to solution; softening.
||MACERA'TION, n. The act or the process of making thin or lean by wearing away, or by ...
||MACHIAVE'LIAN, a. [from Machiavel, an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the ...
||MACH'IAVELISM, n. The principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political ...
||MACHICOLA'TION, n. In old castles,the pouring of hot substances through apertures in the upper part ...
||MACH'INAL, a. [See Machine.] Pertaining to machines.
||MACH'INATE, v.t. [L. machinor.] To plan; to contrive; to form a scheme.
||MACH'INATED, pp. Planned; contrived.
||MACH'INATING, ppr. Contriving; scheming.
||MACHINA'TION, n. The act of planning or contriving a scheme for executing some purpose, ...
||MACH'INATOR, n. One that forms a scheme, or who plots with evil designs.
||MACHINE, n. [L. machina.] An artificial work, simple or complicated, that serves to apply or ...
||MACHINERY, n. A complicated work, or combination of mechanical powers in a work, designed to ...
||MACHINING, a. Denoting the machinery of a poem. [Not used.]
||MACH'INIST, n. A constructor of machines and engines, or one well versed in the principles of ...
||MACIG'NO, n. A species of stone of two varieties, one of a grayish yellow color, the other of a ...
||MAC'ILENCY, n. [See Macilent.] Leanness.
||MAC'ILENT, a. [L. macilentus, from macer, lean, thin. See Macerate.] Lean; thin; having little ...
||MACK'EREL-SKY, n. A sky streaked or marked like a mackerel.
||MACK'EREL, n. [L. macula, a spot; the spotted fish.]A species of fish of the genus Scomber, an ...
||MAC'LE, n. A name given to chiastolite or hollow spar.
||MACLU'RITE, n. A mineral of a brilliant pale green color, so called in honor of Maclure, the ...
||MAC'ROCOSM, n. [Gr. great, and world.] The great world; the universe, or the visible system of ...
||MACROL'OGY, n. [Gr. great, and discourse.] Long and tedious talk; prolonged discourse without ...
||MACTA'TION, n. [L. macto, to kill.]The act of killing a victim for sacrifice.
||MAC'ULA, n. [L.] A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or other luminous orb.
||MAC'ULATE, v.t. [L. maculo.] To spot; to stain.MAC'ULATE
||MAC'ULATED, a. Spotted.
||MACULA'TION, n. The act of spotting a spot; a stain.
||MAC'ULE, n. A spot. [supra.] [Little used.]
||MAD-CAP, a. [mad-caput or cap.] A violent, rash, hot-headed person; a madman.
||MAD, a. 1. Disordered in intellect; distracted; furious. We must bind our passions in chains, lest ...
||MAD'AM, n. An appellation or complimentary title given to married and elderly ladies, or chiefly ...
||MAD'APPLE, n. A plant of the genus Solanum.
||MAD'BRAINED, a. Disordered in mind; hot-headed; rash.
||MAD'DEN, v.t. mad'n. To make mad.MAD'DEN, v.i. To become mad; to act as if mad. They rave, recite ...
||MAD'DENED, pp. Rendered mad.
||MAD'DENING, ppr. Making mad or angry.
||MAD'DER, n. A plant of the genus Rubia, one species of which is much used in dyeing red. The root ...
||MAD'DING, ppr. of mad. Raging; furious.
||MADE, n. An earthworm. [But this is the Eng.moth.]
||MADEFAC'TION, n. [L. madefacio.] The act of making wet.
||MAD'EFIED, pp. Made wet.
||MAD'EFY, v.t. [L. madefio.] To make wet or moist; to moisten. [Not much used.]
||MAD'EFYING, ppr. Making moist or wet.
||MADEIRA, n. A rich wine made on the isle of Madeira.
||MADEMOISELLE, n. A young woman, or the title given to one; miss; also, the puppet sent from the ...
||MAD'HEADED, n. Hot brained; rash.
||MAD'HOUSE, n. A house where insane persons are confined for cure or for restraint.
||MAD'ID, a. [L.madidus.] Wet; moist. [Not in use.]
||MAD'LY, adv. [from mad.] Without reason or understanding; rashly; wildly.1. With extreme folly ...
||MAD'MAN, n. A man raving or furious with disordered intellect; a distracted man.1. A man without ...
||MAD'NESS, n. [from mad.] Distraction; a state of disordered reason or intellect, in which the ...
||MADON'NA, n. A term of compellation equivalent to madam. It is given to the virgin Mary.
||MAD'REPORE, n. A submarine substance of a stony hardness, resembling coral. It consists of ...
||MAD'REPORITE, n. A name given to certain petrified bones found in Normandy, in France, belonging ...
||MADRIE'R, n. A thick plank armed with iron plates, with a cavity to receive the mouth of a petard, ...
||MAD'RIGAL, n. 1. A little amorous poem, sometimes called a pastoral poem, containing a certain ...
||MAD'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Alyssum.
||MAESTO'SO, an Italian word signifying majestic, a direction in music to play the part with grandeur ...
||MAF'FLE, v.i. To stammer. [Not in use.]
||MAGAZINE, n.1. A store of arms, ammunition or provisions; or the building in which such store is ...
||MAGAZINER, n. One who writes for a magazine. [Little used.]
||MAGE, n. A magician. [Not used.]Magellanic clouds, whitish clouds, or appearances like clouds near ...
||MAG'GOT, n.1. A worm or grub; particularly, the flyworm, from the egg of the large blue or green ...
||MAG'GOTY-HEADED, a. Having a head full of whims.
||MAG'GOTY, a. Full of maggots.
||MA'GI, n. plu. [L.] Wise men or philosophers of the East.
||MA'GIAN, a. [L. magus.] Pertaining to the Magi, a sect of philosophers in Persia.MA'GIAN, n. One ...
||MA'GIANISM, n. The philosophy or doctrines of the Magi.
||MAG'IC, n. [L. magia; Gr. a philosopher among the Persians.]1. The art or science of putting into ...
||MAG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to magic; used in magic; as a magic wand; magic art.1. Performed by ...
||MAG'ICALLY, adv. By the arts of magic; according to the rules or rites of magic; by enchantment.
||MAGI'CIAN, n. One skilled in magic; one that practices the black art; an enchanter; a necromancer; ...
||MAGISTE'RIAL, a. [See Magistrate.] Pertaining to a master; such as suits a master; ...
||MAGISTE'RIALLY, adv. With the air of a master; arrogantly; authoritatively.
||MAGISTE'RIALNESS, n. The air and manner of a master; haughtiness; imperiousness; peremptoriness.
||MAG'ISTERY, n. [L. magisterium.] Among chimists, a precipitate; a fine substance deposited by ...
||MAG'ISTRACY, a. [See Magistrate.] The office or dignity of a magistrate. Duelling is not only an ...
||MAG'ISTRAL, a. Suiting a magistrate; authoritative.MAG'ISTRAL, n. A sovereign medicine or remedy.
||MAGISTRAL'ITY, n. Despotic authority in opinion.
||MAG'ISTRALLY, adv. Authoritatively; with imperiousness.
||MAG'ISTRATE, n. [L. magistratus, from magister, master; magis, major, and ster, Teutonic steora, a ...
||MAGISTRAT'IC, a. Having the authority of a magistrate.
||MAG'ISTRATURE, n. Magistracy. [Little used.]
||MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that ...
||MAGNAN'IMOUS, a. [L. magnanimus.]1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; brave; ...
||MAGNAN'IMOUSLY, adv. With greatness of mind; bravely; with dignity and elevation of sentiment.
||MAGNE'SIA, n. s as z. [Gr. the lodestone.]1. A primitive earth, having for its base a metallic ...
||MAGNE'SIAN, a. Pertaining to magnesia, or partaking of its qualities.
||MAG'NESITE, n. Carbonated magnesia, or magnesia combined with silex. It occurs in amorphous ...
||MAGNE'SIUM, n. The undecomposable base of magnesia.
||MAG'NET, n. [L. from Gr. Magnesia, in Asia Minor.] The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the ...
||MAGNET'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or ...
||MAGNET'ICALLY, adv. By means of magnetism; by the power of attraction.
||MAGNET'ICALNESS, n. The quality of being magnetic.
||MAGNET'ICS, n. The science or principles of magnetism.
||MAGNETIF'EROUS, a. Producing or conducting magnetism.
||MAG'NETISM, n. That branch of science which treats of the properties of the magnet, the power of ...
||MAG'NETIZE, v.t. To communicate magnetic properties to any thing; as, to magnetize a needle. Seven ...
||MAG'NETIZED, pp. Made magnetic.
||MAG'NETIZING, ppr. Imparting magnetism to.
||MAG'NIFIABLE, a. [See Magnify.] That may be magnified; worthy of being magnified or extolled.
||MAGNIF'ICAL, a. [L. magnificus.] Grand; splendid; illustrious.
||MAGNIFICALLY, adv. In a magnificent manner.
||MAGNIF'ICATE, v.t. To magnify or extol. [Not used.]
||MAGNIFICENCE, n. [L.magnificentia.] Grandeur of appearance; greatness and splendor of show or ...
||MAGNIF'ICENT, a. Grand in appearance; splendid; pompous. Man he made, and for him built ...
||MAGNIF'ICENTLY, adv. With splendor of appearance, or pomp of show. The minister was magnificently ...
||MAGNIF'ICO, n. A grandee of Venice.
||MAG'NIFIER, n. [from magnify.] One who magnifies; one who extols or exalts in praises.1. A glass ...
||MAGNIFY, v.t. [L. magnifico; magnus, great, and facio, to make.]1. To make great or greater; to ...
||MAG'NIFYING, ppr. Enlarging apparent bulk or dimensions; extolling; exalting.
||MAGNIL'OQUENCE, n. [L. magnus, great, and loquens, speaking.]A lofty manner of speaking; tumid, ...
||MAG'NITUDE, n. [L. magnitudo.] Extent of dimensions or parts; bulk; size; applied to things that ...
||MAGNO'LIA, n. The laurel-leafed tulip tree, of several species.
||MAG'PIE, n. [L. pica, with mag.] A chattering bird of the genus Corvus.
||MAG'UEY, a. A species of aloe in Mexico, which furnished the natives with timber for their ...
||MAHOG'ANY, n. A tree of the genus Swietenia, growing in the tropical climates of America. The ...
||MA'HOUND, n. Formerly a contemptuous name for Mohammed and the devil, &c.
||MA'ID-SERVANT, n. A female servant.
||MAID, n. A species of skate fish.
||MA'IDEN, n.1. An unmarried woman, or a young unmarried woman; a virgin.2. A female servant.3. It ...
||MA'IDENHAIR, n. A plant of the genus Adiantum.
||MA'IDENHOOD, n.1. The state of being a maid or virgin; virginity. The modest lore of maidenhood.2. ...
||MA'IDENLIKE, a. Like a maid; modest.
||MA'IDENLINESS, n. The behavior that becomes a maid; modesty; gentleness.
||MA'IDENLIP, n. A plant.
||MA'IDENLY, a. Like a maid; gentle; modest; reserved.MA'IDENLY, adv. In a maidenlike manner.
||MA'IDHOOD, n. Virginity.
||MAIDMAR'IAN, n. A dance; so called from a buffoon dressed like a man.
||MA'IDPALE, a. Pale, like a sick girl.
||MA'IL-COACH, n. A coach that conveys the public mails.
||MAIL, n. [L.macula.]1. A coat of steel net-work, formerly worn for defending the body against ...
||MA'ILED, pp. Covered with a mail or with armor; inclosed and directed, as letters in a bundle.1. ...
||MA'ILING, ppr. Investing with a coat of mail; inclosing in a wrapper and directing to a post ...
||MAIM, v.t.1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person less able to defend himself ...
||MA'IMED, pp. Crippled; disabled in limbs; lame.
||MA'IMEDNESS, n. A state of being maimed.
||MA'IMING, ppr. Disabling by depriving of the use of a limb; crippling; rendering lame or ...
||MA'IN-KEEL, n. The principal keel, as distinguished from the false keel.
||MA'IN-LAND, n. The continent; the principal land, as opposed to an isle.
||MA'IN-MAST, n. The principal mast in a ship or other vessel.
||MA'IN-SAIL, n. The principal sail in a ship. The main-sail of a ship or brig is extended by a ...
||MA'IN-SHEET, n. The sheet that extends and fastens the main-sail.
||MA'IN-TOP, n. The top of the main-mast of a ship or brig.
||MA'IN-YARD, n. The yard on which the main-sail is extended, supported by the main-mast.
||MAIN, a. [L. magnus.]1. Principal; chief; that which has most power in producing an effect, or ...
||MA'INLY, adv. Chiefly; principally. He is mainly occupied with domestic concerns.1. Greatly; to ...
||MA'INOR, n. [ L. a manu, from the hand, or in the work.] The old law phrase, to be taken as a ...
||MAINPERN'ABLE, a. That may be admitted to give surety by mainpernors; that may be mainprized.
||MAINPERN'OR, n. In law, a surety for a prisoner's appearance in court at a day. Mainpernors ...
||MA'INPRIZE, n.1. In law, a writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties for the ...
||MA'INSWEAR, v.i. To swear falsely; to perjure one's self.
||MAINTA'IN, v.t. [L. manus and teneo.]1. To hold, preserve or keep in any particular state or ...
||MAINTA'INABLE, a. That may be maintained, supported, preserved or sustained.1. That may be ...
||MAINTA'INED, pp. Kept in any state; preserved; upheld; supported; defended; vindicated.
||MAINTA'INER, n. One who supports, preserves, sustains or vindicates.
||MAINTA'INING, ppr. Supporting; preserving; upholding; defending; vindicating.
||MA'INTENANCE, n. Sustenance; sustentation; support by means of supplies of food, clothing and ...
||MAISTER, for master, is obsolete.
||MAISTRESS, for mistress, is obsolete.
||MAIZ, n. A plant of the genus Zea, the native corn of America, called Indian corn.
||MA'JA, n. A bird of Cuba, of a beautiful yellow color, whose flesh is accounted a delicacy.
||MAJES'TIC, a. [from majesty.] August; having dignity of person or appearance; grand; princely. ...
||MAJES'TICAL, a. Majestic. [Little used.]
||MAJES'TICALLY, adv. With dignity; with grandeur; with a lofty air or appearance.
||MAJ'ESTY, n. [L. majestas, from the root of magis, major, more, greater.]1. Greatness of ...
||MAJOR-DO'MO,n. [major and domus, house.] A man who holds the place of master of the house; a ...
||MA'JOR-GENERAL, n. A military officer who commands a division or a number of regiments; the next ...
||MA'JOR, a. [L.] Greater in number, quantity or extent; as the major part of the assembly; the ...
||MAJORA'TION, n. Increase; enlargement. [Not used.]
||MAJOR'ITY, n.1. The greater number; more than half; as a majority of mankind; a majority of votes ...
||MAKE, v.t. pret. and pp. made.1. To compel; to constrain. They should be made to rise at an early ...
||MA'KEBATE, n. One who excites contention and quarrels.
||MA'KELESS, a. Matchless; without a mate.
||MA'KEPEACE, n. A peace-maker; one that reconciles persons when are variance.
||MA'KER, n. The Creator. The universal Maker we may praise.1. One that makes, forms, shapes, or ...
||MA'KEWEIGHT, n. That which is thrown into a scale to make weight.
||MA'KI, n. An animal of the genus Lemur. The ring-tailed maki is of the size of a cat.The common ...
||MA'KING, ppr. Forming; causing; compelling; creating; constituting.MA'KING, n. The act of ...
||MAL, or MALE, as a previx, in composition, denotes ill or veil, L. malus. [See Malady.]
||MAL'ACHITE, n. [Gr. mallows, L. malva, soft, so names from its resembling the color of the leaf of ...
||MAL'ACOLITE, n. [Gr. mallows, from its color.]Another name for diopside, a variety of pyroxene.
||MALACOPTERYG'EOUS, a. [Gr. soft, a point or feather.]Having bony rays of fins, not sharp or pointed ...
||MALACOS'TOMOUS, a. [Gr. soft, and mouth.]Having soft jaws without teeth; as a fish.
||MALADMINISTRA'TION, n. [See Mal and Administer.] Bad management of public affairs; vicious or ...
||MAL'ADY, n. [L. malum; Eng. mellow, L. mollis.]1. Any sickness or disease of the human body; any ...
||MAL'AGA, n. A species of wine imported from Malaga, in Spain.
||MALAN'DERS, n. A dry scab on the pastern of a horse.
||MAL'APERT, a. [mal and pert.] Saucy; quick, with impudence; sprightly, without respect or decency; ...
||MAL'APERTLY, adv. Saucily; with impudence.
||MAL'APERTNESS, n. Sauciness; impudent pertness or forwardness; sprightliness of reply without ...
||MALAPROPOS, adv. malap'ropo. Unsuitably.
||MA'LAR, a. [L. mala, the cheek.] Pertaining to the cheek.
||MAL'ATE, n. [L. malum, an apple.] A salt formed by the malic acid, the acid of apples, combined ...
||MAL'AXATE, v.t. To soften; to knead to softness.
||MALAXA'TION, n. The act of moistening and softening; or the forming of ingredients into a mass for ...
||MALCONFORMA'TION, n. Ill form; disproportion of parts.
||MAL'CONTENT, n. [mal and content.] A discontented subject of government; one who murmurs at the ...
||MALCONTENT'ED, a. Discontented with the laws or the administration of government; uneasy; ...
||MALCONTENT'EDLY, adv. With discontent.
||MALCONTENT'EDNESS, n. Discontentedness with the government; dissatisfaction; want of attachment to ...
||MALE, a. [L. masculus, from mas,maris.]1. Pertaining to the sex that procreates young, and applied ...
||MALEDIC'ENCY, n. [L. maledicentia; male and dico.]Evil speaking; reproachful language; proneness to ...
||MAL'EDICENT, a. Speaking reproachfully; slanderous. [Little used.]
||MALEDIC'TION, n. [L. maledictio; male, evil, and dico, to speak.]Evil speaking; denunciation of ...
||MALEFAC'TION, n. [L.male, evil, and facio, to do.]A criminal deed; a crime; an offense against the ...
||MALEFAC'TOR, n. [supra.] One who commits a crime; one guilty of violating the laws, in such a ...
||MAL'EFICE, n. An evil deed; artifice; enchantment. [Not in use.]
||MALEFI'CIATE, v.t. To bewitch. [Not in use.]
||MALEFICIA'TION, n. A bewitching. [Not in use.]
||MALEFI'CIENCE, n. [L. maleficientia.]The doing of evil, harm or mischief.
||MALEFI'CIENT, a. Doing evil, harm or mischief.
||MALEN'GINE, n. Guile; deceit. [Not in use.]
||MAL'ET, n. A little bag or budget; a portmanteau. [Not used.]
||MALEV'OLENCE, n. [L. malevolentia; malum, evil, and volens, volo, to will.] Ill will, personal ...
||MALEV'OLENT, a. Having an evil disposition towards another or others; wishing evil to others; ill ...
||MALEV'OLENTLY, adv. With ill will or enmity; with the wish or design to injure.
||MALEV'OLOUS, a. Malevolent. [Not in use.]
||MALFE'ASANCE, n. Evil doing; wrong; illegal deed.
||MALFORMA'TION, n. [mal and formation.] Ill or wrong formation; irregular or anomalous formation or ...
||MA'LIC, a. [L.malum, an apple.] Pertaining to apples; drawn from the juice of apples; as malic ...
||MAL'ICE, n. [L.malitia, from malus, evil.] Extreme enmity of heart, or malevolence; a disposition ...
||MALI'CIOUS, a. Harboring ill will or enmity without provocation; malevolent in the extreme; ...
||MALI'CIOUSLY, adv. With malice; with extreme enmity or ill will; with deliberate intention to ...
||MALI'CIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being malicious; extreme enmity or disposition to injure; ...
||MALIGN, a. mali'ne. [L. malignus, from malus, evil. See Malady.]1. Having a very evil disposition ...
||MALIG'NANCY, n. [See Malignant.] Extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as malignancy of ...
||MALIG'NANT, a. [L. malignus,maligno, from malus, evil.]1. Malicious; having extreme malevolence ...
||MALIG'NANTLY, adv. Maliciously; with extreme malevolence.1. With pernicious influence.
||MALIGNER, n. One who regards or treats another with enmity; a traducer; a defamer.
||MALIG'NITY, n. [L. malignitas.] Extreme enmity, or evil dispositions of heart towards another; ...
||MALIGNLY, adv. With extreme ill will.1. Unpropitiously; perniciously.
||MAL'ISON, n. Malediction. [Not in use.]
||MALKIN, n. maw'kin. A mop; also, a low maid-servant.
||MALL, n. maul. [L. malleus.]1. A large heavy wooden beetle; an instrument for driving any thing ...
||MAL'LARD, n. A species of duck of the genus Anas.
||MALLEABIL'ITY, n. [from malleable.] That quality of bodies which renders them susceptible of ...
||MAL'LEABLE, a. [L. malleus. See Mall.] That may be drawn out and extended by beating; capable of ...
||MAL'LEABLENESS, n. Malleability, which see.
||MAL'LEATE, v.t. To hammer; to draw into a plate or leaf by beating.
||MALLEA'TION, n. The act of beating into a plate or leaf, as a metal; extension by beating.
||MAL'LET, n. [L.malleus.] A wooden hammer or instrument for beating, or for driving pins; ...
||MALLOW, n. [L. malva; Gr. soft; Eng. mellow.]A plant of the genus Malva; so called form its ...
||MALM'SEY, n. [L. vinum arvisium.] The name of a species of grape, and also of a kind of wine.
||MALPRAC'TICE, n. [mal and practice.] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary ...
||MALT'-DUST, n. The grains or remains of malt. Malt-dust is an enricher of barren land.
||MALT, n. Barley steeped in water, fermented and dried in a kiln, and thus prepared for brewing ...
||MAL'TALENT, n. Ill humor. [Not in use.]
||MAL'THA, n. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch; unctuous to the touch and ...
||MALTRE'AT, v.t. [mal and treat.] To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly, rudely, or with ...
||MALTRE'ATED, pp. Ill treated; abused.
||MALTRE'ATING, ppr. Abusing; treating unkindly.
||MALTRE'ATMENT, n. Ill treatment; ill usage; abuse.
||MALTSTER, n. A man whose occupation is to make malt.
||MALTWORM, n. [malt and worm.] A tipler.
||MALVA'CEOUS, a. [L.malvaceus, from malva, mallows.] Pertaining to mallows.
||MALVERSA'TION, n. [L. male, ill, and versor, to behave.]Evil conduct; improper or wicked behavior; ...
||MAM'ELUKE, n. The military force of Egypt consisted of soldiers called Mamelukes, who were ...
||MAMM`A, n. [L. mamma, the breast or pap, and mother.]A familiar word for mother,used by young ...
||MAM'MAL, n. [L.mamma, the breast.] In zoology, an animal that suckles its young. [See Mammifer.]
||MAMMA'LIAN, a. Pertaining to the mammals.
||MAMMAL'OGIST, n. One who treats of mammiferous animals.
||MAMMAL'OGY, n. [L.mamma, breast, and discourse.]The science or doctrine of mammiferous animals. ...
||MAM'MARY, a. [See Mamma.] Pertaining to the breasts or paps; as the mammary arteries and veins.
||MAMMEE', n. A tree of the genus Mammea, of two species, both large evergreens produced in hot ...
||MAM'MET, n. A puppet; a figure dressed.
||MAM'MIFER, n. [L. mamma, the breast, and fero, to bear.]An animal which has breasts for nourishing ...
||MAMMIF'EROUS, a. [supra.] Having breasts and nourishing the young by the milk secreted by them.
||MAM'MIFORM, a. [L.mamma and form.]Having the shape or form of paps.
||MAM'MILLARY, a. [L. mamilla.] Pertaining to the paps; resembling a pap; an epithet applied to two ...
||MAM'MILLATED, a. Having small nipples, or little globes like nipples.
||MAM'MOC, n. A shapeless piece. [Not used.]MAM'MOC, v.t. To tear in pieces. [Not used.]
||MAM'MODIS, n. Coarse, plain India muslins.
||MAM'MON, n. Riches; wealth; or the god or riches. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matt.6.
||MAM'MONIST, n. A person devoted to the acquisition of wealth; one whose affections are placed ...
||MAM'MOTH, n. This name has been given to a hugh quadruped, now extinct, whose bones are found on ...
||MAN-MIDWIFE, n. A man who practices obstetrics.
||MAN, n. plu. men. [Heb.species, kind, image, similitude.]1. Mankind; the human race; the whole ...
||MAN'ACLE, n. [L. manica; from manus,the hand.] An instrument of iron for fastening the hands; ...
||MAN'ACLED, pp. Hand-cuffed; shackled.
||MAN'ACLING, ppr. Confining the hands; shackling.
||MAN'AGE, v.t.1. To conduct; to carry on; to direct the concerns of; as, to manage a farm; to ...
||MAN'AGEABLE, a. Easy to be used or directed to its proper purpose; not difficult to be moved or ...
||MAN'AGEABLENESS, n. The quality of being easily used, or directed to its proper purpose; as the ...
||MAN'AGED, pp. Conducted; carried on; trained by discipline; governed; controlled; wielded.
||MAN'AGEMENT, n. Conduct; administration; manner of treating, directing or carrying on; as the ...
||MAN'AGER, n. One who has the conduct or direction of any thing; as the manager of a theater; the ...
||MAN'AGERY, n. [from manage.] conduct; direction; administration.1. Husbandry; economy; ...
||MAN'AGING, ppr. Conducting; regulating; directing; governing; wielding.
||MAN'AKIN, n. The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates.
||MANA'TION, n. [L.manatio, from mano,to flow.]The act of issuing or flowing out. [Little used.]
||MANA'TUS, n. The sea-cow, or fish-tailed walrus,an animal of the genus Trichechus, which grows to ...
||MAN'CHET, n. A small loaf of fine bread. [Not used.]
||MANCHINEE'L, n. [L. mancanilla.] A tree of the genus Hippomane, growing in the West Indies to the ...
||MAN'CIPATE, v.t. [L. mancipo, from manceps,mancipium; manu capio, to take with the hand.] To ...
||MANCIPA'TION, n. Slavery; involuntary servitude. [Little used.]
||MAN'CIPLE, n. [L. manceps; manu capio, supra.]A steward; an undertaker; a purveyor, particularly of ...
||MANDA'MUS, n. [L. mando, to command; mandamus, we command. The primary sense is to send.]In law, a ...
||MANDARIN, n. In China, a magistrate or governor of a province; also, the court language of China.
||MAN'DATE, n. [L. mando, to command.]1. A command; an order, precept or injunction; a commission. ...
||MANDA'TOR, a. [L.] A director.
||MAN'DATORY, n. [L. mando, to command.]1. A person to whom the pope has by his prerogative given a ...
||MAN'DIBLE, n. [L. mando, to chew.] The jaw, the instrument of chewing; applied particularly to ...
||MANDIB'ULAR, a. Belonging to the jaw.
||MAN'DIL, n. A sort of mantle. [Not in use.]
||MANDIL'ION, n. [supra.] A soldier's coat; a loose garment.
||MAN'DLESTONE, n. Kernel-stone; almond-stone, called also amygdaloid; a name given to stones or ...
||MANDMENT, for commandment, is not in use.
||MAN'DOLIN, n. A cithern or harp. [Not in use.]
||MAN'DRAKE, n. [L. mandragoras.] A plant of the genus Atropa, growing naturally in Spain, Italy and ...
||MAN'DREL, n. An instrument for confining in the lathe the substance to be turned.
||MAN'DRILL, n. A species of monkey.
||MAN'DUCABLE, a. That can be chewed; fit to be eaten.
||MAN'DUCATE, v.t. [L. mando.] To chew.
||MAN'DUCATED, pp. Chewed.
||MAN'DUCATING, ppr. Chewing; grinding with the teeth.
||MANDUCA'TION, n. The act of chewing or eating.
||MANE, n. The hair growing on the upper side of the neck of a horse or other animal, usually ...
||MAN'EATER, n. A human being that feeds on human flesh; a cannibal; an anthropophagite.
||MA'NED, a. Having a mane.
||MAN'EGE, n. A school for teaching horsemanship, and for training horses.
||MANERIAL. [See Manorial.]
||MA'NES, n. plu. [L.] The ghost, shade or soul of a deceased person; and among the ancient pagans, ...
||MANEU'VER, n. [L. manus, the hand, and oeuvre, work, L. opera.]1. Management; dexterous movement, ...
||MANEU'VERED, pp. Moved in position.
||MANEU'VERING, ppr. Changing the position or order for advantageous attack or defense.
||MAN'FUL, a. [man and full.] Having the spirit of a man; bold; brave; courageous.1. Noble; ...
||MAN'FULLY, adv. Boldly; courageously; honorably.
||MAN'FULNESS, n. Boldness; courageousness.
||MAN'GABY, n. A monkey with naked eyelids; the white-eyed monkey.
||MAN'GANESE, n. A metal of a dusky white, or whitish gray color, very hard and difficult to fuse. ...
||MANGANE'SIAN, a. Pertaining to manganese; consisting of it or partaking of its qualities.
||MANGANE'SIATE, n. A compound of manganesic acid, with a base.
||MANGANE'SIC, a. Obtained from manganese; as the manganesic acid.[Manganic is ill formed.]
||MANGANE'SIOUS, a. Manganesious acid is an acid with a minimum of oxygen.
||MANG'CORN, n. A mixture of wheat and rye, or other species of grain. [Not used in America.]
||MANGE, n. The scab or itch in cattle, dogs and other beasts.
||MANGEL-WURZEL, n. The root of scarcity, a plant of the beet kind.
||MANGER-BOARD, n. The bulk-head on a ship's deck that separates the manger from the other part of ...
||MANGER, n. [L. mando.]1. A trough or box in which fodder is laid for cattle, or the place in which ...
||MANGINESS, n. [from mangy.] Scabbiness; infection of the mange.
||MAN'GLE, v.t.1. To cut with a dull instrument and tear, or to tear in cutting; to cut in a ...
||MAN'GLED, pp. Torn in cutting; smoothed with a mangle.
||MAN'GLER, n. One who tears in cutting; one who uses a mangle.
||MAN'GLING, ppr. Lacerating in the act of cutting; tearing.
||MAN'GO, n. The fruit of the mango tree, a native of the East Indies, of the genus Mangifera. It ...
||MAN'GONEL, n. An engine formerly used for throwing stones and battering walls.
||MAN'GONISM, n. The art of setting off to advantage.
||MAN'GONIZE, v.t. To polish for setting off to advantage.
||MANGOSTEE'N, n. A tree of the East Indies, of the genus Garcinia, so called from Dr. Garcin, who ...
||MAN'GROVE, n. A tree of the East and West Indies, otherwise called mangle, and of the genus ...
||MANGY, a. [from mange.] Scabby; infected with the mange.
||MAN'HATER, n. [man and hate.] One who hates mankind; a misanthrope.
||MAN'HOOD, n. [man and hood.] The state of one who is a man, of an adult male, or one who is ...
||MA'NIA, n. [L. and Gr.] Madness.
||MAN'IABLE, a. Manageable; tractable. [Not in use.]
||MA'NIAC, a. [L. maniacus.] Mad; raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect.MA'NIAC, n. ...
||MANI'ACAL, a. Affected with madness.
||MANICHE'AN, a. Pertaining to the Manichees.
||MAN'ICHEISM, n. [supra.] The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained by the ...
||MAN'ICON, n. A species of nightshade.
||MANICORD'ON, n. A musical instrument in the form of a spinet, whose strings, like those of the ...
||MAN'IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the ...
||MANIFESTA'TION, n. The act of disclosing what is secret, unseen or obscure; discovery to the eye ...
||MAN'IFESTED, pp. Made clear; disclosed; made apparent, obvious or evident.
||MANIFEST'IBLE, a. That may be made evident.
||MAN'IFESTING, ppr. Showing clearly; making evident; disclosing, displaying.
||MAN'IFESTLY, adv. Clearly; evidently; plainly; in a manner to be clearly seen or understood.
||MAN'IFESTNESS, n. Clearness to the sight or mind; obviousness.
||MANIFEST'O, n. [L. manifestus,manifest.] A public declaration, usually of a prince or sovereign, ...
||MAN'IFOLD, a. [many and fold.] Of divers kinds; many in number; numerous; multiplied. O Lord, how ...
||MAN'IFOLDED, a. Having many doublings or complications; as a manifolded shield. [Not used.]
||MAN'IFOLDLY, adv. In a manifold manner; in many ways.
||MAN'IFOLDNESS, n. Multiplicity.
||MANIG'LIONS, n. In gunnery, two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance, after the German way ...
||MA'NIHOT, n. A plant of the genus Jatropha, or Cassada plant. It has palmated leaves, with entire ...
||MAN'IKIN, n. A little man.
||MANIL'LA, n. [L. manus.] A ring or bracelet worn by persons in Africa.
||MAN'IPLE, n. [L. manipulus,a handful. Qu.L. manus and the Teutonic full.]1. A handful.2. A small ...
||MANIP'ULAR, a. Pertaining to the maniple.
||MANIPULA'TION, n. [L. manipulus, supra.] In general, work by hand; manual operation; as in mining, ...
||MAN'KILLER, n. [man and kill.] One who slays a man.
||MAN'KILLING, a. Used to kill men.
||MANKIND, n. [man and kind.] This word admits the accent either on the first or second syllable; ...
||MAN'LESS, a. [man and less.] Destitute of men; not manned; as a boat. [Little used.]
||MAN'LIKE, a. Having the proper qualities of a man.1. Of man's nature.
||MAN'LINESS, n. [from manly.] The qualities of a man; dignity; bravery; boldness.
||MAN'LING, n. A little man.
||MAN'LY, a. [man and like.] Manlike; becoming a man; firm; brave; undaunted. Serene and manly, ...
||MAN'NA, n.1. A substance miraculously furnished as food for the Israelites in their journey ...
||MAN'NER, n. [L. manus, the hand.]1. Form; method; way of performing or executing. Find thou the ...
||MAN'NERISM, n. Adherence to the same manner; uniformity of manner.
||MAN'NERIST, n. An artist who performs his work in one unvaried manner.
||MAN'NERLINESS, n. The quality of being civil and respectful in behavior; civility; complaisance.
||MAN'NERLY, a. Decent in external deportment; civil; respectful; complaisant; not rude or vulgar. ...
||MAN'NERS, n. plu. Deportment; carriage; behavior; conduct; course of life; in a moral sense. Evil ...
||MAN'NISH, a. [from man.] Having the appearance of a man; bold; masculine; as a mannish ...
||MANOM'ETER, n. [Gr. measure.] An instrument to measure or show the alterations in the rarity or ...
||MANOMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.
||MAN'OR-SEAT, n. The house belonging to a manor.
||MAN'OR, n. [L. maneo, to abide.] The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a ...
||MAN'PLEASER, n. [man and pleaser.] One who pleases men, or one who takes uncommon pains to gain ...
||MAN'QUELLER, n. [man and quell.] A mankiller; a manslayer; a murderer. [Not used.]
||MANSE, n. mans. [L. mansio, from maneo, to abide.]1. A house or habitation; particularly, a ...
||MAN'SERVANT, n. A male servant.
||MAN'SION-HOUSE, n. The house in which one resides; an inhabited house.
||MAN'SION, n. [L. mansio, from maneo, to dwell.]1. Any place of residence; a house; a habitation. ...
||MAN'SIONARY, a. Resident; residentiary; as mansionary canons.
||MAN'SIONRY, n. A place of residence. [Not used.]
||MAN'SLAUGHTER, n. [man and slaughter. See Slay.]1. In a general sense,the killing of a man or of ...
||MAN'SLAYER, n. One that has slain a human being. The Israelites had cities of refuge for ...
||MAN'STEALER, n. One who steals and sells men.
||MAN'STEALING, n. The act of stealing a human being.
||MAN'SUETE, a. [L.mansuetus.] Tame; gentle; not wild or ferocious. [Little used.]
||MAN'SUETUDE, n. [L. mansuetudo.] Tameness; mildness; gentleness.
||MAN'TA, n. A flat fish that is very troublesome to pearlfishers.
||MANTEL. [See Mantle.]
||MANT'IGER, rather mantichor, or manticor, n. [L. manticora,mantichora.] A large monkey or baboon.
||MAN'TLE-SHELF, n. The work over a fire-place, in front of the chimney.
||MAN'TLE-TREE, n. The piece of timber or stone in front of a chimney, over the fire-place, resting ...
||MAN'TLE, n. [Gr. a cloke.]1. A kind of cloke or loose garment to be worn over other garments. The ...
||MANT'LET, n. [dim. of mantle.] A small cloke worn by women.1. In fortification, a kind of movable ...
||MANT'LING, n. In heraldry,the representation of a mantle, or the drapery of a coat of arms.
||MAN'TO, n. A robe; a cloke.
||MANTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. divination,and discourse.] The act or art of divination or prophesying. ...
||MAN'TUA-MAKER, n. One who makes gowns for ladies.
||MAN'TUA, n. A lady's gown.
||MAN'UAL, a. [L. manualis, from manus, the hand.]1. Performed by the hand; as manual labor or ...
||MAN'UARY, a. Done by the hand. [Not used.]
||MANU'BIAL, a. [L. manubialis, from manubioe, spoils.]Belonging to spoils; taken in war. [Little ...
||MANUDUC'TION, n. [L. manus,hand, and ductio, a leading.]Guidance by the hand.
||MANUDUC'TOR, n. [L.manus,hand, and ductor, a leader.]An officer in the ancient church, who gave the ...
||MANUFAC'TORY, n. [See Manufacture.] A house or place where goods are manufactured.
||MANUFAC'TURAL, a. Pertaining or relating to manufactures.
||MANUFAC'TURE, n. [L. manus, hand, and facio, to make.]1. The operation of making cloth, wares, ...
||MANUFAC'TURED, pp. Made form raw materials into forms for use.
||MANUFAC'TURER, n. One who works raw materials into wares suitable for use.1. One who employs ...
||MANUFAC'TURING, ppr. Making goods and wares from raw materials.
||MANUMISE, for manumit, not used.
||MANUMIS'SION, n. [L. manumissio. See Manumit.]The act of liberating a slave from bondage, and ...
||MAN'UMIT, v.t. [L.manumitto; manus,hand, and mitto, to send.]To release from slavery; to liberate ...
||MAN'UMITTED, pp. Released from slavery.
||MAN'UMITTING, ppr. Liberating from personal bondage.
||MANU'RABLE, a. [from manure.] That may be cultivated. This, though the original sense, is rarely ...
||MANU'RAGE, n. Cultivation. [Not used.]
||MANU'RANCE, n. Cultivation. [Not used.]
||MANU'RE, v.t. [L.manus, hand, and ouvrer, to work, L. operor.]1. To cultivate by manual labor; to ...
||MANU'RED, pp. Dressed or overspread with a fertilizing substance.
||MANU'REMENT, n. Cultivation; improvement. [Little used.]
||MANU'RER, n. One that manures land.
||MANU'RING, ppr. Dressing or overspreading land with manure; fertilizing.MANU'RING, n. A dressing ...
||MAN'USCRIPT, n. [L. manu scriptum, written with the hand.]A book or paper written with the hand or ...
||MANUTEN'ENCY, n. Maintenance. [Not in use.]
||MANY-CLEFT', a. Multifid; having many fissures.
||MANY-COL'ORED, a. Having many colors or hues.
||MANY-COR'NERED, a. Having many corners,or more than twelve; polygonal.
||MANY-FLOW'ERED, a. Having many flowers.
||MANY-HEAD'ED, a. Having many heads; as a many-headed monster; many-headed tyranny.
||MANY-LAN'GUAGED, a. Having many languages.
||MANY-LE'AVED, a. Polyphyllous; having many leaves.
||MANY-M`ASTERED, a. Having many masters.
||MANY-P`ARTED, a. Multipartite; divided into several parts; as a corol.
||MANY-PE'OPLED, a. Having a numerous population.
||MANY-PET'ALED, a. Having many petals.
||MANY-TWINK'LING, a. Variously twinkling or gleaming.
||MANY-VALV'ED, a. Multivalvular; having many valves.
||MANY, a. men'ny.1. Numerous; comprising a great number of individuals. Thou shalt be a father of ...
||MAP, n. [L. mappa, a cloth or towel, a Punic word.] A representation of the surface of the earth ...
||MAPLE-SU'GAR, n. Sugar obtained by evaporation from the juice of the rock maple.
||MA'PLE-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Acer, of several species. Of the sap of the rock maple, sugar ...
||MAP'PERY, n. [from map.] The art of planning and designing maps.
||M`AR, v.t. [L. marceo.]1. To injure by cutting off a part, or by wounding and making defective; ...
||MAR'ACAN, n. A species of parrot in Brazil.
||MAR'ACOCK, n. A plant of the genus Passiflora.
||MARANA'THA, n. The Lord comes or has come; a word used by the apostle Paul in expressing a curse. ...
||MAR'ANON, n. The proper name of a river in South America, the largest in the world; most absurdly ...
||MARAS'MUS, n. [Gr. to cause to pine or waste away.]Atrophy; a wasting of flesh without fever or ...
||MARAUD', v.i. [Heb. to rebel; L. cursus, curro.]To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion ...
||MARAUD'ER, n. A rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; usually applied to small parties ...
||MARAUD'ING, ppr. Roving in search of plunder.MARAUD'ING, n. A roving for plunder; a plundering by ...
||MARAVE'DI, n. A small copper coin of Spain, equal to three mills American money, less than a ...
||M`ARBLE, n. [L. marmor; Gr. white.]1. The popular name of any species of calcarious stone or ...
||M`ARBLED-HE`ARTED, a. Having a heart like marble; hard hearted; cruel; insensible; incapable of ...
||M`ARBLED, pp. Diversified in color; veined like marble.
||M`ARBLING, ppr. Variegating in colors; clouding or veining like marble.M`ARBLING, n. The art or ...
||M`ARCASITE, n. A name which has been given to all sorts of minerals, to ores, pyrites, and ...
||MARCASIT'IC, a. Pertaining to marcasite; of the nature of marcasite.
||MARCES'CENT, a. [L. marcescens, marcesco.]Withering; fading; decaying.
||MARCES'SIBLE, a. That may wither; liable to decay.
||M`ARCH, n. [L. Mars, the god of war.]The third month of the year.M`ARCH, v.i. To border on; to be ...
||M`ARCHER, n. The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.
||M`ARCHES, n. plu. Borders; limits; confines; as lord of the marches.
||M`ARCHING, ppr. Moving or walking in order or in a stately manner.M`ARCHING, n. Military movement; ...
||M`ARCHIONESS, n. The wife or widow of a marquis; or a female having the rank and dignity of a ...
||M`ARCHPANE, n. [L. panis, bread.] A kind of sweet bread or biscuit. [Not used.]
||M`ARCID, a. [L. marcidus, from marceo, to pine.]Pining; wasted away; lean; withered.
||M`ARCOR, n. [L.] The state of withering or wasting; leanness; waste of flesh. [Little used.]
||MARE, n. The female of the horse,or equine genus of quadrupeds.A kind or torpor or stagnation ...
||MAR'ECA, n. A species of duck in South America.
||MARE'NA, n. A kind of fish somewhat like a pilchard.
||M`ARESCHAL, n. m`arshal. The chief commander of an army.
||M`ARGARATE, n. [L. margarita, a pearl, from the Greek.]In chimistry, a compound of margaric acid ...
||MARGAR'IC, a. [supra.] Pertaining to pearl. The margaric acid is obtained by digesting soap made ...
||M`ARGARINE, n. A peculiar pearl-like substance, extracted from hog's lard; called also margarite ...
||M`ARGARITE, n. A pearl.1. Margaric acid.2. A mineral of a grayish white color found in Tyrol.
||M`ARGAY, n. An American animal of the cat kind.
||M`ARGIN, n. [L. margo.]1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as the margin of a river or lake.2. The ...
||M`ARGINAL, a. Pertaining to a margin.1. Written or printed in the margin; as a marginal note or ...
||M`ARGINALLY, adv. In the margin of a book.
||M`ARGINATED, a. Having a margin.
||M`ARGODE, n. A bluish gray stone, resembling clay in external appearance, but so hard as to cut ...
||M`ARGOT, n. A fish of the perch kind, found in the waters of Carolina.
||M`ARGRAVE, n. Originally, a lord or keeper of the marches or borders; now a title of nobility in ...
||MARGRA'VIATE, n. The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.
||MAR'IETS, n. A kind of violet, [violae marianae.]
||MARIG'ENOUS, a. [L. mare, the sea, and gigno, to produce.]Produced in or by the sea.
||MAR'IGOLD, n. A plant of the genus Calendula, bearing a yellow flower. There are several plants ...
||MAR'IKIN, n. A species of monkey having a mane.
||MAR'INATE, v.t. To salt or pickle fish, and then preserve them in oil or vinegar. [Little used.]
||MARINE, a. [L. marinus, from mare,the sea.]1. Pertaining to the sea; as marine productions or ...
||MAR'INER, n. [L. mare,the sea.] A seaman or sailor; one whose occupation is to assist in ...
||MAR'IPUT, n. The zoril, an animal of the skunk tribe.
||MAR'ISH, n. [L. mare.] Low ground, wet or covered with water and coarse grass; a fen; a bog; a ...
||MAR'ITAL, a. [L. maritus.] Pertaining to a husband.
||MAR'ITIME, a. [L. maritimus, from mare, the sea.]1. Relating or pertaining to the sea or ocean; as ...
||M`ARJORAM, n. A plant of the genus Origanum, of several species. The sweet marjoram is peculiarly ...
||M`ARK, n. [L. mercor, the primary sense of which is to go, to pass; Gr. to pass; Eng. fair, and ...
||M`ARKABLE, a. Remarkable. [Not in use.]
||M`ARKED, pp. Impressed with any note or figure of distinction; noted; distinguished by some ...
||M`ARKER, n. One who puts a mark on any thing.1. One that notes or takes notice.
||M`ARKET-BELL, n. The bell that gives notice of the time or day of market.
||M`ARKET-CROSS, n. A cross set up where a market is held.
||M`ARKET-DAY, n. The day of a public market.
||M`ARKET-FOLKS, n. People that come to the market.
||M`ARKET-HOUSE, n. A building for a public market.
||M`ARKET-MAID, n. A woman that brings things to market.
||M`ARKET-MAN, n. A man that brings things to market.
||M`ARKET-PLACE, n. The place where provisions or goods are exposed to sale.
||M`ARKET-RATE, n. The current price of commodities at any given time.
||M`ARKET-TOWN, n. A town that has the privilege of a stated public market.
||M`ARKET-WOMAN, n. A woman that brings things to market or that attends a market for selling any ...
||M`ARKET, n. [L. mercatus, from mercor,to buy.]1. A public place in a city or town, where ...
||M`ARKETABLE, n. That may be sold; salable.1. Current in market; as marketable value.
||M`ARKSMAN, n. [Mark and man.] One that is skillful to hit a mark; he that shoots well.1. One who, ...
||M`ARL, n. [L. marga.] A species of calcarious earth, of different composition, being united with ...
||MARLA'CEOUS, a. Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.
||M`ARLINE-SPIKE, n. A small iron like a large spike, used to open the bolt rope when the sail is to ...
||M`ARLINE, n. A small line composed of two strands little twisted,and either tarred or white; used ...
||M`ARLING, n. The act of winding a small line about a rope, to prevent its being galled.
||M`ARLITE, n. A variety of marl.
||MARLIT'IC, a. Partaking of the qualities of marlite.
||M`ARLPIT, n. A pit where marl is dug.
||M`ARLY, a. Consisting in or partaking of marl.1. Resembling marl.2. Abounding with marl.
||M`ARMALADE, n. [L. melo, mel.] The pulp of quinces boiled into a consistence with sugar, or a ...
||M`ARMALITE, n. [Gr. to shine.] A mineral of a pearly or metallic luster; a hydrate of magnesia.
||MARMORA'CEOUS, a. Pertaining to or like marble. [See Marmorean, the more legitimate word.]
||M`ARMORATED, a. [L. marmor, marble.] Covered with marble. [Little used.]
||MARMORA'TION, n. A covering or incrusting with marble. [Little used.]
||MARMO'REAN, a. [L. marmoreus.] Pertaining to marble.1. Made of marble.
||M`ARMOSE, n. An animal resembling the opossum, but less. Instead of a bag, this animal has two ...
||M`ARMOSET, n. A small monkey.
||M`ARMOT, n. A quadruped of the genus Arctomys, allied to the murine tribe. It is about the size of ...
||MAROON', n. A name given to free blacks living on the mountains in the West India isles.MAROON', ...
||M`ARQUETRY, n. Inlaid work; work inlaid with variegations of fine wood, shells, ivory and the ...
||M`ARQUIS, n. A title of honor in Great Britain, next to that of duke. Originally, the marquis was ...
||M`ARQUISATE, n. The seigniory, dignity, or lordship of a marquis.
||M`ARRER, n. [from mar.] One that mars, hurts or impairs.
||MARRIABLE, for marriageable. [Not used.]
||MAR'RIAGE-ARTICLES, n. Contract or agreement on which a marriage is founded.
||MAR'RIAGE, n. [L.mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal ...
||MAR'RIAGEABLE, a. Of an age suitable for marriage; fit to be married. Young persons are ...
||MAR'RIED, pp. [from marry.] United in wedlock.1. a. Conjugal; connubial; as the married state.
||MAR'ROW-BONE, n. A bone containing marrow,or boiled for its marrow.1. The bone of the knee; in ...
||MAR'ROW, n. 1. A soft oleaginous substance contained in the cavities of animal bones.2. The ...
||MAR'ROWFAT, n. A kind of rich pea.
||MAR'ROWISH, a. Of the nature of marrow.
||MAR'ROWLESS, a. Destitute of marrow.
||MAR'ROWY, a. Full of marrow; pithy.
||MAR'RY, v.t. [L. mas, maris, a male; L. vir, a husband, a lord or master.]1. To unite in wedlock or ...
||M`ARS, n. In mythology, the god of war; in modern usage, a planet; and in the old chimistry, a term ...
||M`ARSH-EL'DER, n. The gelder rose, a species of Viburnum.
||M`ARSH-MAL'LOW, n. A plant of the genus Althaea.
||M`ARSH-MAR'IGOLD, n. A plant of the genus Caltha.
||M`ARSH-ROCK'ET, n. A species of water cresses.
||M`ARSH, n. A tract of low land, usually or occasionally covered with water, or very wet and miry, ...
||M`ARSHAL, n. 1. The chief officer of arms, whose duty it is to regulate combats in the lists.2. ...
||M`ARSHALED, pp. Arranged in due order.
||M`ARSHALER, n. One who disposes in due order.
||M`ARSHALING, ppr. Arranging in due order.
||M`ARSHALSEA, n. In England, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's ...
||M`ARSHALSHIP, n. The office of a marshal.
||M`ARSHY, a. [from marsh.] Wet; boggy; fenny.1. Produced in marshes; as a marshy weed.
||M`ART, n. [from market.] A place of sale or traffick. It was formerly applied chiefly to markets ...
||M`ARTAGON, n. A kind of lily.
||M`ARTEL, v.t. To strike.
||MARTEN. [See Martin.]
||M`ARTIAL, a. [L. martialis; Mars, the god of war.]1. Pertaining to war; suited to war; as martial ...
||M`ARTIALISM, n. Bravery; martial exercises. [Not in use.]
||M`ARTIALIST, n. A warrior; a fighter. [Not used.]
||M`ARTIN, n. [L. murus.] A bird of the genus Hirundo, which forms its nest in buildings. It was ...
||M`ARTINETS, n. In ships, martinets are small lines fastened to the leech of a sail, to bring it ...
||M`ARTINGAL, n.1. A strap or thong fastened to the girth under a horse's belly, and at the other ...
||M`ARTINMAS, n. [Martin and mass.] The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November.
||M`ARTLET, n. In military language, a strict disciplinarian; so called from an officer of that ...
||M`ARTYR, n. [Gr. a witness.] One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel. ...
||M`ARTYRDOM, n. The death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of one's adherence to the ...
||M`ARTYRIZE, v.t. To offer as a martyr. [Little used.]
||MARTYROLOG'ICAL, a. Registering or registered in a catalogue or martyrs.
||MARTYROL'OGIST, n. A writer of martyrology, or an account of martyrs.
||MARTYROL'OGY, n. [Gr. a witness, and discourse.] A history or account of martyrs with their ...
||M`ARVEL, n. [L. mirabilis, wonderful, from miror; demiror, mora, delay, and perhaps morior; Eng. ...
||M`ARVELING, ppr. Wondering.
||M`ARVELOUS, a.1. Wonderful; strange; exciting wonder or some degree of surprise. This is the ...
||M`ARVELOUSLY, adv. Wonderfully; strangely; in a manner to excite wonder or surprise.
||M`ARVELOUSNESS, n. Wonderfulness; strangeness.
||MA'RY-BUD, n. The marigold.
||M`ASCLE, n. m`asl. In heraldry, a lozenge, as it were perforated.
||M`ASCULINE, a. [L. masculinus, from masculus, mas.]1. Having the qualities of a man; strong; ...
||M`ASCULINELY, adv. Like a man.
||M`ASCULINENESS, n. The quality or state of being manly; resemblance of man in qualities; as in ...
||MASH, n. [L. mastico.]1. A mixture or mass of ingredients, beaten or blended together in a ...
||MASH'ED, pp. Beat into a mass; bruised; crushed; mixed into a mash.
||MASH'ING-TUB, n. A tub for containing the mash in breweries.
||MASH'ING, ppr. Beating into a mass; bruising; crushing.
||MASH'Y, a. Produced by crushing or bruising.
||M`ASK-HOUSE, n. A place for masquerades.
||M`ASK, n.1. A cover for the face; that which conceals the face, especially a cover with apertures ...
||M`ASKED, pp. Having the face covered; concealed; disguised.1. a. In botany, personate.
||M`ASKER, n. One that wears a mask; one that plays the fool at a masquerade.
||M`ASKERY, n. The dress or disguise of a masker.
||M`ASKING, ppr. Covering with a mask; concealing.
||MASLIN. [See Meslin.]
||MA'SON, n. ma'sn.1. A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones, or to construct the walls ...
||MASON'IC, a. Pertaining to the craft or mysteries of free masons.
||MA'SONRY, n.1. The art or occupation of a mason.2. The work or performance of a mason; as when we ...
||MAS'ORA, n. [Heb.] A Hebrew work on the bible, by several Rabbins.
||MASORET'IC, a. [Heb. to deliver, whence masora, tradition, whence the Masorites, the adherents to ...
||MAS'ORITE, n. One of the writers of the Masora.
||MASQUERA'DE, n.1. A nocturnal assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with ...
||MASQUERA'DER, n. A person wearing a mask; one disguised.
||MASQUERA'DING, ppr. Assembling in masks for diversion.
||M`ASS, n. [L. massa, a mass; Gr. to beat or pound.]1. A lump; a body of matter concreted, ...
||MAS'SACRE, n.1. The murder of an individual, or the slaughter of numbers of human beings, with ...
||MAS'SACRER, n. One who massacres. [A very bad word.]
||M`ASSER, n. A priest who celebrates mass.
||MAS'SETER, n. [Gr. to chew.] A muscle which raises the under jaw.
||M`ASSIVENESS, n. [See Massy, Massive.] The state of being massy; great weight or weight with ...
||M`ASSY, a. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; bulky and heavy; as a massy shield; a massy rock. The ...
||M`AST, n. A long, round piece of timber, elevated or designed to be raised perpendicularly or ...
||M`ASTED, a. Furnished with a mast or masts.
||M`ASTER-HAND, n. The hand of a man eminently skillful.
||M`ASTER-JEST, n. Principal jest.
||M`ASTER-KEY, n. The key that opens many locks, the subordinate keys of which open only one each.
||M`ASTER-LODE, n. In mining, the principal vein of ore.
||M`ASTER-PIECE, n. A capital performance; any thing done or made with superior or extraordinary ...
||M`ASTER-SINEW, n. A large sinew that surrounds the hough of a horse, and divides it from the bone ...
||M`ASTER-STRING, n. Principal string.
||M`ASTER-STROKE, n. Capital performance.
||M`ASTER-TOOTH, n. A principal tooth.
||M`ASTER-TOUCH, n. Principal performance.
||M`ASTER-WORK, n. Principal performance.
||M`ASTER-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Imperatoria.
||M`ASTER, n. [L. magister, compounded of the root of magis, major, greater.]1. A man who rules, ...
||M`ASTERDOM, n. Dominion, rule. [Not used.]
||M`ASTERFUL, a. Having the skill of a master; also, imperious; arbitrary.
||M`ASTERLESS, a. Destitute of a master or owner.1. Ungoverned; unsubdued.
||M`ASTERLY, a. Formed or executed with superior skill; suitable to a master; most excellent; ...
||M`ASTERSHIP, n. Dominion; rule; supreme power.1. Superiority; preeminence. Where noble youths for ...
||M`ASTERY, n. Dominion; power of governing or commanding. If divided by mountains, they will fight ...
||M`ASTFUL, a. [from mast.] Abounding with mast, or fruit of oak, beech and other forest trees; as ...
||MAS'TICATE, v.t. [L. mastico.] To chew; to grind with the teeth and prepare for swallowing and ...
||MAS'TICATED, pp. Chewed.
||MAS'TICATING, ppr. Chewing; breaking into small pieces with the teeth.
||MASTICA'TION, n. The act or operation of chewing solid food, breaking it into small pieces, and ...
||MAS'TICATORY, a. Chewing; adapted to perform the office of chewing food.MAS'TICATORY, n. A ...
||MAS'TICH, n. [L. mastiche.]1. A resin exuding from the mastic-tree, a species of Pistacia, and ...
||MAS'TICOT, n. Calcined white lead; yellow oxyd of lead. Lead exposed to the air while melting, is ...
||M`ASTIFF, n. plu. mastiffs. Mastives is irregular. [Low L. mastivus.] A large species of dog, ...
||M`ASTLESS, a. Having no mast; as a vessel.1. Bearing no mast; as a mastless oak or beech.
||MASTLIN. [See Meslin.]
||MAS'TODON, n. [Gr. mamilla, and tooth.] A genus of mammiferous animals resembling the elephant, ...
||MAS'TOID, a. [Gr. the nipple or breast, and form.]Resembling the nipple or breast; as the mastoid ...
||MASTRESS, for mistress, is not used.
||M`ASTY, a. Full of mast; abounding with acorns, &c.
||MAT, n. [L. matta.]1. A texture of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, or other material, to be ...
||MAT'ACHIN, n. An old dance.
||MAT'ADORE, n. One of the three principal cards in the game of omber and quadrille, which are ...
||MATCH, n.1. Some very combustible substance used for catching fire from a spark, as hemp, flax, ...
||MATCH'ABLE, a. Equal; suitable; fit to be joined.1. Correspondent. [Little used.]
||MATCH'ED, pp. Equaled; suited; placed in opposition; married.
||MATCH'ING, ppr. Equaling; suiting; setting in opposition; uniting in marriage.
||MATCH'LESS, a. Having no equal; as matchless impudence; a matchless queen; matchless love or ...
||MATCH'LESSLY, adv. In a manner or degree not to be equaled.
||MATCH'LESSNESS, n. The state or quality of being without an equal.
||MATCH'LOCK, n. Formerly, the lock of a musket which was fired by a match.
||MATCH'MAKER, n. One who makes matches for burning.1. One who contrives or effects a union by ...
||MATE, n.1. A companion; an associate; one who customarily associates with another. Young persons ...
||MA'TELESS, a. Having no mate or companion.Materia Medica, a general name for every substance used ...
||MATE'RIAL, a. [L. materia, matter.]1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; ...
||MATE'RIALISM, n. The doctrine of materialists; the opinion of those who maintain that the soul of ...
||MATE'RIALIST, n. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances, and maintains that the soul ...
||MATERIAL'ITY, n. Material existence; corporeity; not spirituality.1. Importance; as the ...
||MATE'RIALIZE, v.t. To reduce to a state of matter; also, to regard as matter.
||MATE'RIALLY, adv. In the state of matter.1. Not formally; substantially. An ill intention may ...
||MATE'RIATED, . [L. materiatus.] Consisting of matter. [Little used.]
||MATERIA'TION, n. The act of forming matter. [Not used.]
||MATERN'AL, a. [L. maternus, from mater, mother.] Motherly; pertaining to a mother; becoming a ...
||MATERN'ITY, n. The character or relation of a mother.
||MAT'FELON, n. A plant of the genus Centaurea,knap-weed.
||MATH, n. A mowing; as in aftermath.
||MATHEMAT'ICAL, a. [L. mathematicus.] Pertaining to mathematics; as mathematical knowledge; ...
||MATHEMAT'ICALLY, adv. According to the laws or principles of mathematical science.1. With ...
||MATHEMATI'CIAN, n. One versed in mathematics.
||MATHEMAT'ICS, n. [L. mathematica, from Gr. to learn.] The science of quantity; the science which ...
||MATH'EMEG, n. A fish of the cod kind, inhabiting Hudson's bay.
||MATH'ES, n. An herb.
||MATH'ESIS, n. The doctrine of mathematics.
||MAT'IN, a. [L. matutinus.] Pertaining to the morning; used in the morning; as a matin ...
||MAT'INS, n. Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs. The vigils are celebrated before ...
||MAT'RASS, n. [L. mitto.] A cucurbit; a chimical vessel in the shape of an egg, or with a tapering ...
||MAT'RESS, n. A quilted bed; a bed stuffed with hair, moss or other soft material, and quilted.
||MAT'RICIDAL, a. Pertaining to matricide.
||MAT'RICIDE, n. [L. matricidium; mater, mother, and coedo, to slay.]1. The killing or murder of a ...
||MATRIC'ULATE, v.t. [L. matricula, a roll or register, from matrix.]To enter or admit to membership ...
||MATRICULA'TION, n. The act of registering a name and admitting to membership.
||MATRIMO'NIAL, a.1. Pertaining to marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal; as matrimonial rights or ...
||MATRIMO'NIALLY, adv. According to the manner or laws of marriage.
||MATRIMO'NIOUS, a. Matrimonial. [Little used.]
||MAT'RIMONY, n. [L. matrimonium, from mater, mother.] Marriage; wedlock; the union of man and woman ...
||MA'TRIX, n. [L. matrix, from mater, mother.]1. The womb; the cavity in which the fetus of an ...
||MAT'RON, n. [L. matrona; from mater, mother.]An elderly married woman, or an elderly lady.
||MAT'RONAL, a. [L. matronalis.] Pertaining to a matron,suitable to an elderly lady or to a married ...
||MAT'RONIZE, v.t. To render matronlike.
||MAT'RONLIKE, a. Having the manners of an elderly woman; grave; sedate; becoming a matron.
||MAT'RONLY, a. Elderly; advanced in years.
||MATROSS', n. Matrosses are soldiers in a train of artillery, who are next to the gunners and ...
||MAT'TAMORE, n. In the east, a subterranean repository for wheat.
||MAT'TER, n. [L. materia; Heb. to measure; L. metior.]1. Substance excreted from living animal ...
||MAT'TERLESS, a. Void of matter.
||MAT'TERY, a. Purulent; generating pus; as a mattery cough.
||MAT'TOCK, n. A tool to grub up weeds or roots; a grubbing hoe.
||MATTRESS. [See Matress, a more correct orthography.]
||MAT'URANT, n. [L. maturo, from maturus, mature, ripe.]In pharmacy, a medicine or application to a ...
||MAT'URATE, v.t. [L. maturo, to hasten, from maturus, ripe.]To ripen; to hasten or promote ...
||MATURA'TION, n. The process of ripening or coming to maturity; ripeness.1. The process of ...
||MAT'URATIVE, a. Ripening; conducing to ripeness.1. Conducing to suppuration, or the formation of ...
||MATU'RE, a. [L. maturus; meto.]1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth; as a man of mature ...
||MATU'RED, pp. Ripened; advanced to perfection; prepared.
||MATU'RELY, adv. With ripeness; completely.1. With full deliberation. A prince entering on war, ...
||MATU'RENESS, n. Ripeness; a state of perfection or completeness; as the maturity of age or of ...
||MATU'RING, ppr. Ripening; being in or coming to a complete state.
||MAT'UTINE, a. [L. matutinus.] Pertaining to the morning.
||MAT'WEED, n. A plant of the genus Lygeum.
||MAUD'LIN, a. [corrupted from Magdelen, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and red with ...
||MAU'GER, adv. In spite of; in opposition to; not withstanding; used only in burlesque. This, ...
||MAUKIN. [See Malkin.]
||MAUL, n. [L. malleus. See Mall.] A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.MAUL, v.t. To beat and ...
||MAUNCH, n. A loose sleeve. [Not used.]
||MAUND, n. A handbasket; a word used in Scotland.MAUND
||MAUND'ER, v.t. and i. To mutter; to murmur; to grumble; to beg.MAUND'ER, n. A beggar.
||MAUND'ERER, n. A grumbler.
||MAUND'ERING, n. Complaint.
||MAUNDY-THURSDAY, n. The Thursday in passion week, or next before Good Friday.
||MAUSOLE'AN, a. Pertaining to a mausoleum; monumental.
||MAUSOLE'UM, n. A magnificent tomb, or stately sepulchral monument.
||MAU'THER, n. A foolish young girl. [Not used.]
||MA'VIS, n. A bird, a species of Turdus.
||MAW, n.1. The stomach of brutes; applied to the stomach of human beings in contempt only.2. The ...
||MAWK, n. A maggot; a slattern. [Not in use.]
||MAWK'INGLY, adv. Slatternly; sluttishly.
||MAWK'ISH, a. Apt to cause satiety or lothing. So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly dull.
||MAWK'ISHNESS, n. Aptness to cause lothing.
||MAWK'Y, a. Maggoty. [Local.]
||MAW'MET, n. [from Mahomet.] A puppet; anciently, an idol.
||MAW'METRY, n. The religion of Mohammed; also, idolatry.
||MAW'MISH, a. [from maw, or mawmet.] Foolish; silly; idle; nauseous.
||MAW'WORM, n. A worm that infests the stomach.
||MAX'ILLARY, a. [L. maxillaris, from maxilla, the jaw-bone; probably from the root of mash.] ...
||MAX'IM-MONGER, n. One who deals much in maxims.
||MAX'IM, n. [L. maximum, literally the greatest.]1. An established principle or proposition; a ...
||MAX'IMUM, n. [L.] In mathematics, the greatest number or quantity attainable in any given case; ...
||MA'Y-APPLE, n. A plant of the genus Podophyllum.
||MA'Y-BLOOM, n. The hawthorn.
||MA'Y-BUG, n. A chaffer.
||MA'Y-BUSH, n. A plant of the genus Crataegus.
||MA'Y-DAY, n. The first day of May.
||MA'Y-DEW, n. The dew of May, which is said to whiten linen, and to afford by repeated ...
||MA'Y-DUKE, n. A variety of the common cherry.
||MA'Y-FLOWER, n. A plant; a flower that appears in May.
||MA'Y-FLY, n. An insect or fly that appears in May.
||MA'Y-GAME, n. Sport or diversion; play, such as is used on the first of May.
||MA'Y-LADY, n. The queen or lady of May, in old May-games.
||MA'Y-LILY, n. The lily of the valley, of the genus Convallaria.
||MA'Y-MORN, n. Freshness; vigor.
||MA'Y-POLE, n. A pole to dance round in May; a long pole erected.
||MA'Y-WEED, n. A plant of the genus Anthemis.
||MAY, n. [L. Maius.]1. The fifth month of the year, beginning with January, but the third, ...
||MAYHEM. [See Maim.]
||MA'YING, n. The gathering of flowers on May-day.
||MA'YOR, n. [L. miror.] The chief magistrate of a city, who, in London and York, is called lord ...
||MA'YORALTY, n. The office of a mayor.
||MA'YORESS, n. The wife of a mayor.
||MAZ'AGAN, n. A variety of the common bean, [vicia faba.]
||MAZ'ARD, n. [probably from the root of marsh.]1. The jaw. [Not used.]2. A kind of cherry.MAZ'ARD, ...
||MAZARINE, n. A deep blue color.1. A particular way of dressing fowls.2. A little dish set in a ...
||MAZE, n.1. A winding and turning; perplexed state of things; intricacy; a state that embarrasses. ...
||MA'ZEDNESS, n. Confusion; astonishment.
||MA'ZER, n. A maple cup.
||MAZOLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to mazology.
||MAZOL'OGIST, n. One versed in mazology.
||MAZOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a breast, and discourse.] The doctrine of history of mammiferous animals.
||MA'ZY, a. Winding; perplexed with turns and windings; intricate; as mazy error. To run the ring ...
||ME, pron. pers.; the objective case of I, answering to the oblique cases of ego, in Latin. [L. ...
||ME'ACOCK, n. An uxorious, effeminate man. [Not used.]ME'ACOCK, a. Lame; timorous; cowardly. ...
||MEAD, n. [L. madeo, to be wet.] A fermented liquor consisting of honey and water, sometimes ...
||MEAD'OW-ORE, n. In mineralogy, conchoidal bog iron ore.
||MEAD'OW-RUE, n. A plant of the genus Thalictrum.
||MEAD'OW-SAFFRON, n. A plant of the genus Colchicum.
||MEAD'OW-SAXIFRAGE, n. A plant of the genus Peucedanum.
||MEAD'OW-SWEET, n. A plant of the genus Spiraea.
||MEAD'OW-WORT, n. A plant.
||MEADOW, n. med'o. A tract of low land. In America, the word is applied particularly to the low ...
||MEAD'OWY, a. Containing meadow.
||ME'AGER, a. [L. macer; Gr. small; allied to Eng. meek.]1. Thin; lean; destitute of flesh or having ...
||ME'AGERLY, adv. Poorly; thinly.
||ME'AGERNESS, n. Leanness; want of flesh.1. Poorness; barrenness; want of fertility or richness.2. ...
||MEAK, n. A hook with a long handle.
||MEA'L-MAN, n. A man that deals in meal.
||ME'AL-TIME, n. The usual time of eating meals.
||MEAL, n.1. A portion of food taken at one time; a repast. It is customary in the U. States to eat ...
||ME'ALINESS, n. The quality of being mealy; softness or smoothness to the touch.
||ME'ALY-MOUTHED, a. Literally,having a soft mouth; hence,unwilling to tell the truth in plain ...
||MEALY-MOUTH'EDNESS, n. Inclination to express the truth in soft words, or to disguise the plain ...
||ME'ALY, a. Having the qualities of meal; soft; smooth to the feel.1. Like meal; farinaceous; ...
||MEAN, a. [L. communis, vulgus, minor and minuo.]1. Wanting dignity; low in rank or birth; as a man ...
||MEAN'DER, n. [the name of a winding river in Phrygia.]1. A winding course; a winding or turning in ...
||MEAN'DERING, ppr. or a. Winding in a course, passage or current.
||MEAN'DRIAN, a. Winding; having many turns.
||ME'ANING, ppr. Having in mind; intending; signifying.ME'ANING, n. That which exists in the mind, ...
||ME'ANLY, adv. [See Mean.] Moderately; not in a great degree. In the reign of Domitian, poetry was ...
||ME'ANNESS, n. Want of dignity or rank; low state; as meanness of birth or condition. Poverty is ...
||MEANT, pret. and pp. of mean.
||MEAR. [See Mere.]
||ME'ASE, n. [from the root of measure.] The quantity of 500; as a mease of herrings. [Not used in ...
||MEASLE, n. mee'zl. A leper. [Not in use.]
||MEASLED, a. mee'zled. [See Measles.]Infected or spotted with measles.
||MEASLES, n. mee'zles; with a plural termination.1. A contagious disease of the human body,usually ...
||MEASLY, a. mee'zly. Infected with measles or eruptions.
||MEASURABLE, a. mezh'urable. [See Measure.]1. That may be measured; susceptible of mensuration or ...
||MEASURABLENESS, n. mezh'urableness. The quality of admitting mensuration.
||MEASURABLY, adv. mezh'urably. Moderately; in a limited degree.
||MEASURE, n. mezh'ur. [L. mensura, from mensus, with a casual n, the participle of metior, to ...
||MEASURED, pp. mezh'ured. Computed or ascertained by a rule; adjusted; proportioned; passed over.1. ...
||MEASURELESS, a. mezh'urless. Without measure; unlimited; immeasurable.
||MEASUREMENT, n. mezh'urment. The act of measuring; mensuration.
||MEASURER, n. mezh'urer. One who measures; one whose occupation or duty is to measure commodities ...
||MEASURING, ppr. mezh'uring. Computing or ascertaining length, dimensions, capacity or amount.1. ...
||ME'AT-OFFERING, n. An offering consisting of meat or food.
||MEAT, n.1. Food in general; any thing eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. And God said, ...
||ME'ATED, a. Fed; fattened. [Not used.]
||MEATHE, n. Liquor or drink. [Not used.]
||ME'ATY, a. Fleshy, but not fat. [Local.]
||MEAWL. [See Mewl.]
||ME'AZLING, ppr. Falling in small drops; properly mizzling, or rather mistling, from mist.
||MECHAN'ICAL, a. [L. mechanicus; Gr. a machine.]1. Pertaining to machines, or to the art of ...
||MECHAN'ICALLY, adv. According to the laws of mechanism, or good workmanship.1. By physical force ...
||MECHAN'ICALNESS, n. The state of being mechanical, or governed by mechanism.
||MECHANI'CIAN, n. One skilled in mechanics.
||MECHAN'ICS, n. That science which treats of the doctrines of motion. It investigates the forces by ...
||MECH'ANISM, n. The construction of a machine, engine or instrument, intended to apply power to a ...
||MECH'ANIST, n. The maker of machines, or one skilled in mechanics.
||MECH'LIN, n. A species of lace, made at Mechlin.
||MECHO'ACAN, n. White jalap, the root of an American species of Convolvulus, from Mechoacan, in ...
||MECO'NIATE, n. A salt consisting of meconic acid and a base.
||MECON'IC, a. Meconic acid is an acid contained in opium.
||MEC'ONITE, n. A small sandstone; ammite.
||MECO'NIUM, n. [Gr. poppy.]1. The juice of the white poppy, which has the virtues of opium.2. The ...
||MED'AL, n. [L. metallum, metal.] An ancient coin, or a piece of metal in the form of a coin, ...
||MEDAL'LIC, a. Pertaining to a medal or to medals.
||MEDAL'LION, n. A large antique stamp or medal.1. The representation of a medallion.
||MED'ALLIST, n. A person that is skilled or curious in medals.
||MED'DLE, v.i.1. To have to do; to take part; to interpose and act in the concerns of others, or in ...
||MED'DLER, n. One that meddles; one that interferes or busies himself with things in which he has ...
||MED'DLESOME, a. Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously ...
||MED'DLESOMENESS, n. Officious interposition in the affairs of others.
||MED'DLING, ppr. Having to do; touching; handling; officiously interposing in other men's ...
||ME'DIAL, a. [L. medius, middle.] Mean; noting a mean or average.Medial alligation, is a method of ...
||ME'DIANT, n. In music, an appellation given to the third above the key-note, because it divides the ...
||ME'DIATE, a. [L. medius, middle.] Middle; being between the two extremes. Anxious we hover in a ...
||ME'DIATELY, adv. By means or by a secondary cause,acting between the first cause and the effect. ...
||MEDIA'TION, n. [L. medius, middle.]1. Interposition; intervention; agency between parties at ...
||MEDIA'TOR, n. One that interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling ...
||MEDIATO'RIAL, a. Belonging to a mediator; as mediatorial office or character. [Mediatory is not ...
||MEDIA'TORSHIP, n. The office of a mediator.
||MEDIA'TRIX, n. A female mediator.
||MED'IC, n. A plant of the genus Medicago. The sea-medic is of the same genus; the medic vetch is ...
||MED'ICABLE, a. [See Medical.] That may be cured or healed.
||MED'ICAL, a. [L. medicus, from medcor, to heal; Gr. cure.]1. Pertaining to the art of healing ...
||MED'ICALLY, adv. In the manner of medicine; according to the rules of the healing art, or for the ...
||MED'ICAMENT, n. [L.medicamentum.] Any thing used for healing diseases or wounds; a medicine; a ...
||MEDICAMENT'AL, a. Relating to healing applications; having the qualities of medicaments.
||MEDICAMENT'ALLY, adv. After the manner of healing applications.
||MED'ICASTER, n. A quack.
||MED'ICATE, v.t. [L. medico.] To tincture or impregnate with healing substances, or with any thing ...
||MED'ICATED, pp. Prepared or furnished with any thing medicinal.
||MED'ICATING, ppr. Impregnating with medical substances; preparing with any thing medicinal.
||MEDICA'TION, n. The act or process of impregnating with medicinal substances; the infusion of ...
||MEDIC'INABLE, a. Having the properties of medicine; medicinal. [The latter is the word now used.]
||MEDIC'INAL, . [L. medicinalis.] Having the property of healing or of mitigating disease; adapted ...
||MEDIC'INALLY, adv. In the manner of medicine; with medicinal qualities.1. With a view to healing; ...
||MED'ICINE, n. [L. medicina, from medeor, to cure; vulgarly and improperly pronounced med'sn.]1. ...
||MEDI'ETY, n. [L.medietas; from L.medius, middle.]The middle state or part; half; moiety. [Little ...
||ME'DIN, n. A small coin.
||MEDIO'CRAL, a. [L. mediocris.] Being of a middle quality; indifferent; ordinary; as mediocral ...
||ME'DIOCRIST, n. A person of middling abilities. [Not used.]
||MEDIOC'RITY, n. [L.mediocritas, from mediocris, middling; medius,middle.]1. A middle state or ...
||MED'ITATE, v.i. [L. meditor.]1. To dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to ...
||MED'ITATED, pp. Planned; contrived.
||MED'ITATING, ppr. Revolving in the mind; contemplating; contriving.
||MEDITA'TION, n. [L.meditatio.] Close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject ...
||MED'ITATIVE, a. Addicted to meditation.1. Expressing meditation or design.
||MEDITERRA'NEOUS, a. [L.medius, middle, and terra, land.]1. Inclosed or nearly inclosed with land; ...
||ME'DIUM, n. plu.mediums; media not being generally, though sometimes used. [L.] In philosophy, the ...
||MED'LAR, n. [L. mespilus.] A tree and a genus of trees, called Mespilus; also, the fruit of the ...
||MED'LE, v.t. To mix; not used,but hence,
||MED'LEY, n. A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients; used often or commonly with ...
||MED'ULLARY, a. [L. medullaris, from medulla, marrow.]Pertaining to marrow; consisting of marrow; ...
||MEDUL'LIN, n. [L. medulla.] The pith of the sunflower, which has neither taste nor smell. It is ...
||MEED, n.1. Reward; recompense; that which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of merit. ...
||MEEK, a. [L. mucus; Eng. mucilage; Heb. to melt.]1. Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily ...
||MEE'KEN, v.t. mee'kn. To make meek; to soften; to render mild.
||MEE'KLY, adv. Mildly; gently; submissively; humbly; not proudly or roughly. And this mis-seeming ...
||MEE'KNESS, n. Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and ...
||MEER-SCHAUM, n. A hydrate of magnesia combined with silex. It occurs in beds in Natolia,and when ...
||MEER, a. Simple; unmixed; usually written mere.MEER, n. A lake; a boundary. [See Mere.]
||MEE'RED, a. Relating to a boundary. [See Mere.]
||MEET, a. [L. convenio.] Fit; suitable; proper; qualified; convenient; adapted, as to a use or ...
||MEE'TER, n. One that meets another; one that accosts another.
||MEE'TING-HOUSE, a. A place of worship; a church.
||MEE'TING, ppr. Coming together; encountering; joining; assembling.MEE'TING, n. A coming together; ...
||MEE'TLY, adv. [from meet.] Fitly; suitably; properly.
||MEE'TNESS, n. [from meet.] Fitness; suitableness; propriety.
||MEG'ACOSM, n. [Gr. great, and world.] The great world.
||MEGALON'YX, n. [Gr. great, and a nail.] An animal now extinct, whose bones have been found in ...
||MEGALOP'OLIS, n. [Gr. great, and city.] A chief city; a metropolis. [Not in use.]
||MEGATH'ERY , n. [Gr. great, and a wild beast.] A quadruped now extinct, but whose remains have ...
||ME'GRIM, n. [ L. hemicrania, half the head.] Properly, a pain in the side of the head; hence, a ...
||MEINE, v.t. To mingle.MEINE
||MEIONITE, n. [Gr. less; from its low pyramids.]pyramidical feldspar, of a grayish white color. It ...
||MEIO'SIS, n. [Gr.] Diminution; a rhetorical figure, a species of hyperbole, representing a thing ...
||MEL'AMPODE, n. [Gr. blackfoot.] The black hellebore.
||MELANAGE, n. melanj'. A mixture. [Not English.]
||MELANAGOGUE, n. melan'agog. [Gr. black, and to drive.]A medicine supposed to expel black bile or ...
||MEL'ANCHOLIC, a. [See Melancholy.]1. Depressed in spirits; affected with gloom; dejected; ...
||MEL'ANCHOLILY, adv. With melancholy.
||MEL'ANCHOLINESS, n. State of being melancholy; disposition to indulge gloominess of mind.
||MELANCHO'LIOUS, a. Gloomy. [Not in use.]
||MEL'ANCHOLIST, n. One affected with melancholy.
||MEL'ANCHOLIZE, v.i. To become gloomy in mind.MEL'ANCHOLIZE, v.t. To make melancholy.[This verb is ...
||MEL'ANCHOLY, n. [Gr. black, and bile; L. melancholia.]1. A gloomy state of mind, often a gloomy ...
||MEL'ANITE, n. [Gr. black.] A mineral, a variety of garnet, of a velvet black or grayish black, ...
||MELANIT'IC, a. Pertaining to melanite.
||MEL'ANTERI, n. [Gr. black.] Salt or iron, or iron in a saline state, mixed with inflammable ...
||MELANU'RUS, n. A small fish of the Mediterranean.
||MEL`ASSES, n. sing. [Gr. black, or honey.] The sirup which drains from Muscovado sugar when ...
||MEL'ILOT, n. A plant of the genus Trifolium.
||ME'LIORATE, v.t. [L.melior,better.] To make better; to improve; as, to meliorate fruit by ...
||ME'LIORATED, pp. Made better; improved.
||ME'LIORATING, ppr. Improving; advancing in good qualities. The pure and benign light of revelation ...
||MELIORA'TION, n. The act or operation of making better; improvement.
||MELIOR'ITY, n. The state of being better. [Not in use.]
||MELL, v.i. To mix; to meddle. [Not in use.]MELL, n. [L.mel.] Honey. [Not English.]
||MEL'LATE, n. [L. mel, honey.] A combination of the mellitic acid with a base.
||MELLIF'EROUS, a. [L. mel, honey, and fero, to produce.] Producing honey.
||MELLIFICA'TION, n. [L. mellifico.] The making or production of honey.
||MELLIF'LUENCE, n. [L. mel, honey, and fluo, to flow.]A flow of sweetness, or a sweet smooth flow.
||MELLIF'LUOUS, a. Flowing with honey; smooth; sweetly flowing; as a mellifluous voice.
||MEL'LIT, n. In farriery, a dry scab on the heel of a horse's fore foot,cured by a mixture of honey ...
||MEL'LITE, n. [L.mel.] Honey stone; a mineral of a honey color,found only in very minute regular ...
||MELLIT'IC, a. Pertaining to honey stone.
||MEL'LOW, a. [L. mollis, malus.]1. Soft with ripeness; easily yielding to pressure; as a mellow ...
||MEL'LOWNESS, n. Softness; the quality of yielding easily to pressure; ripeness, as of fruit.1. ...
||MEL'LOWY, a. Soft, unctuous.
||MELOCOTO'NE, n. [L. malum cotoneum, quince-apple. Cotomeum is probably our cotton, and the fruit ...
||MELO'DIOUS, a. [See Melody.] Containing melody; musical; agreeable to the ear by a sweet ...
||MELO'DIOUSLY, adv. In a melodious manner; musically.
||MELO'DIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being agreeable to the ear by a sweet succession of sounds; ...
||MEL'ODIZE, v.t. To make melodious.
||MEL'ODRAME, n. [Gr. a song, and drama.] A dramatic performance in which songs are intermixed.
||MEL'ODY, n. [Gr. a limb, or a song, an ode; L. melos.]An agreeable succession of sounds; a ...
||MEL'ON-THISTLE, n. A plant of the genus Cactus.
||MEL'ON, n. [L. melo; Gr. an apple; L. mollis.] The name of certain plants and their fruit, as the ...
||MEL'ROSE, n. [mel and rose.] Honey of roses.
||MELT, v.t. [Eng.smelt,smalt. We have in these words decisive evidence that s, in smelten, &c. is a ...
||MELT'ED, pp. Dissolved; made liquid; softened; discouraged.
||MELT'ER, n. One that melts any thing.
||MELT'ING, ppr. Dissolving; liquefying; softening; discouraging.1. a. Tending to soften; ...
||MELT'INGLY, adv. In a manner to melt of soften.1. Like something melting.
||MELT'INGNESS, n. The power of melting or softening.
||MEL'WEL, n. A fish.
||MEM'BER, n. [L. membrum.]1. A limb of animal bodies, as a leg, an arm, an ear, a finger, that is, ...
||MEM'BERED, a. Having limbs.
||MEM'BERSHIP, n. The state of being a member.1. Community; society.
||MEMBRANA'CEOUS, a. Belonging to a membrane; consisting of membranes; as a membraneous covering. ...
||MEM'BRANE, n. [L. membrana.] In anatomy, a thin, white, flexible skin, formed by fibers interwoven ...
||MEMBRA'NIFORM, a. Having the form of a membrane or of parchment.
||MEMENT'O, n. [L. memini. See Memory.] A hint, suggestion; notice or memorial to awaken memory; ...
||MEM'OIR, n. A species of history written by a person who had some share in the transactions ...
||MEM'ORABLE, a. [L.memorabilis. See Memory.]Worthy to be remembered; illustrious; celebrated; ...
||MEM'ORABLY, adv. In a manner worthy to be remembered.
||MEMORAND'UM, n. plu. memorandums or memoranda. [L.]A note to help the memory. I entered a ...
||MEM'ORATIVE, a. Adapted or tending to preserve the memory of any thing.
||MEMO'RIAL, a. [L.memorialis. See Memory.]1. Preservative of memory. There high in air memorial of ...
||MEMO'RIALIST, n. One who writes a memorial.1. One who presents a memorial to a legislative or any ...
||MEMO'RIALIZE, v.t. To present a memorial to; to petition by memorial.
||MEM'ORIST, n. One who causes to be remembered. [Not used.]
||MEM'ORIZE, v.t. To record; to commit to memory by writing. They neglect to memorize their conquest ...
||MEM'ORY, n. [L. memoria; Gr. to remember, from mind, or the same root. See Mind.]1. The faculty ...
||MEMPH'IAN, a. [from Memphis, the ancient metropolis of Egypt, said to be altered from Menuf, Memf. ...
||MEN, plu. of man. Two or more males, individuals of the human race.1. Males of bravery. We will ...
||MEN'ACE, v.t. [L. minor.]1. To threaten; to express or show a disposition or determination to ...
||MEN'ACED, pp. Threatened.
||MEN'ACER, n. One that threatens.
||MEN'ACHANITE, n. An oxyd of titanium, or mineral of a grayish or iron black color, occurring in ...
||MENACHANIT'IC, a. Pertaining to menachanite.
||MEN'ACING, ppr. Threatening; declaring a disposition or determination to inflict evil.1. a. ...
||MEN'AGE, n. A collection of brute animals.
||MEN'AGERY, n. A yard or place in which wild animals are kept, or a collection of wild animals.
||MENAGOGUE, n. men'agog. [Gr. menstrua, and to drive.]A medicine that promotes the menstrual flux.
||ME'NAIL, n. A domestic servant.
||MEND, v.t. [L. emendo, menda, a fault, spot or blemish.]1. To repair, as a breach; to supply a ...
||MEND'ABLE, a. Capable of being mended.
||MENDA'CIOUS, a. [L. mendax.] Lying; false. [Little used.]
||MENDAC'ITY, n. [L.mendax, false, lying.] Falsehood.[The proper signification of this word would be ...
||MEND'ED, pp. Repaired; made better; improved.
||MEND'ER, n. One who mends or repairs.
||MEND'ICANCY, a. [L. medicans.] Beggary; a state of begging.
||MEND'ICANT, a. [L. mendicans, from mendico, to beg; allied to L.mando, to command, demand.]1. ...
||MEND'ICATE, v.t. To beg, or practice begging. [Not used.]
||MENDIC'ITY,n. [L.mendicitas.] The state of begging; the life of a beggar.
||MENDMENT, for amendment. [Not in use.]
||MENDS, for amends, not used.
||MENHA'DEN, n. A species of fish.
||ME'NIAL, a.1. Pertaining to servants or domestic servants; low; mean. The women attendants perform ...
||MEN'ILITE, n. A mineral substance found at Menil Montant near Paris, of the nature of silex, of a ...
||MENIS'CUS, n. plu. meniscuses. [Gr. a little moon.]A lens convex on one side, and concave on the ...
||MENISPERM'ATE, n. A compound of menispermic acid and a salifiable base.
||MENISPERM'IC, a. The menispermic acid is obtained from the seeds of the menispermum cocculus.
||MEN'IVER, n. A small white animal in Russia, or its fur which is very fine.
||MENOL'OGY, n. [Gr. month, and discourse.]1. A register of months.2. In the Greek church, ...
||MEN'OW, n. A small fresh water fish, the minnow.
||MEN'PLEASER, n. One who is solicitous to please men, rather than to please God, by obedience to ...
||MEN'SAL, a. [L. mensalis, from mensa, a table.]Belonging to the table; transacted at table. [Little ...
||MEN'STRUAL, a. [L. menstrualis, from mensis, month.]1. Monthly; happening once a month; as the ...
||MEN'STRUANT, a. Subject to monthly flowings.
||MEN'STRUOUS, a. [L. menstruus, from mensis, a month.]1. Having the monthly flow or discharge; as a ...
||MEN'STRUUM, n. plu. menstruums. [from L. mensis, month. The use of this word is supposed to have ...
||MENSURABIL'ITY, n. [from mensurable.] Capacity of being measured.
||MEN'SURABLE, a. [L. mensura, measure. The n is probably casual, and the word is the same as ...
||MEN'SURAL, a. Pertaining to measure.
||MEN'SURATE, v.t. [L.mensura,measure.]To measure. [Little used.]
||MENSURA'TION, n. The act, process or art of measuring, or taking the dimensions of any thing.1. ...
||MEN'TAL, a. Pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as mental faculties; mental operations; mental ...
||MEN'TALLY, adv. Intellectually; in the mind; in thought or meditation; in idea.
||MEN'TION, n. [L. mentio, from Gr. to put in mind; L. moneo and mind.] A hint; a suggestion; a ...
||MEN'TIONED, pp. Named; stated.
||MEN'TIONING, ppr. Naming; uttering.
||MENTO'RIAL, a. [from Mentor,the friend and adviser of Ulysses.]Containing advice or admonition.
||ME'NY, n. [See Menial.] A retinue or family of servants; domestics.
||MEPHIT'IC, a. [L. mephitis, an ill smell.] Offensive to the smell; foul; poisonous; noxious; ...
||MEPH'ITISM, n. Foul, offensive or noxious exhalations from dissolving substances, filth or other ...
||MERCANTAN'TE, n. A foreign trader. [Not in use.]
||MER'CANTILE, a. [L. mercans, mercor, to buy.]1. Trading; commercial; carrying on commerce; as ...
||MER'CAT, n. [L. mercatus.] Market; trade. [Not in use.]
||MER'CENARILY, adv. In a mercenary manner.
||MER'CENARINESS, n. [from mercenary.]Venality; regard to hire or reward.
||MER'CENARY, a. [L. mercenarius, from merces, reward, wages, mercor, to guy.]1. Venal; that may be ...
||MER'CER, n. [L. merx, wares, commodities.]One who deals in silks.
||MER'CERSHIP, n. The business of a mercer.
||MER'CERY, n. The commodities or goods in which a mercer deals; trade of mercers.
||MER'CHAND, v.i. To trade. [Not used.]
||MER'CHANDISE, n.1. The objects of commerce; wares, goods, commodities, whatever is usually bought ...
||MER'CHANDRY, n. Trade; commerce. [Not in use.]
||MER'CHANT, n. [L.mercor,to buy.]1. A man who trafficks or carries on trade with foreign ...
||MER'CHANTABLE, a. Fit for market; such as is usually sold in market or such as will bring the ...
||MER'CHANTLIKE, a. Like a merchant.
||MER'CHANTMAN, n. A ship or vessel employed in the transportation of goods, as distinguished from a ...
||MER'CIABLE, a. Merciful. [Not in use.]
||MER'CIFUL, a. [from mercy.] Having or exercising mercy; compassionate; tender; disposed to pity ...
||MER'CIFULLY, adv. With compassion or pity; tenderly; mildly.
||MER'CIFULNESS, n. Tenderness towards offenders; willingness to forbear punishment; readiness to ...
||MER'CIFY, v.t. To pity. [Not in use.]
||MER'CILESS, a. Destitute of mercy; unfeeling; pitiless; hard-hearted; cruel; as a merciless ...
||MER'CILESSLY, adv. In a manner void of mercy or pity; cruelly.
||MER'CILESSNESS, n. Want of mercy or pity.
||MERCU'RIAL, a. [L. mercurialis.]1. Formed under the influence of Mercury; active; sprightly; full ...
||MERCU'RIALIST, n. One under the influence of Mercury, or one resembling Mercury in variety of ...
||MERCU'RIATE, n. A combination of the oxyd of mercury with another substance.Mercuric acid, a ...
||MERCURIFICA'TION, n. In metallurgic chimistry,the process or operation of obtaining the mercury ...
||MERCU'RIFY, v.t. To obtain mercury from metallic minerals, which it is said may be done by a large ...
||MER'CURY, n. [L. Mercurius. In mythology, Mercury is the god of eloquence and of commerce, called ...
||MER'CY-SEAT, n. The propitiatory; the covering of the ark of the covenant among the Jews. This ...
||MER'CY, n. [L. misericordia.]1. That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a ...
||MERD, n. [L. merda.] Ordure; dung.
||MERE, a. [L. merus.] This or that only; distinct from any thing else. From mere success nothing ...
||ME'RELY, adv. Purely; only; solely; thus and no other way; for this and no other purpose. Price ...
||MERETRI'CIOUS, a. [L. meretricius, from meretrix, a prostitute.]1. Pertaining to prostitutes; such ...
||MERETRI'CIOUSLY ,adv. In the manner of prostitutes; with deceitful enticements.
||MERETRI'CIOUSNESS, n. The arts of a prostitute; deceitful enticements.
||MERGAN'SER, n. [L. mergo, to dive.] A water fowl of the genus Mergus; called also goosander.
||MERGE, v.t. [L. mergo.] To immerse; to cause to be swallowed up. The plaintiff became the ...
||MERG'ER, n. [L. mergo, to merge.] In law, a merging or drowning of a less estate in a greater; as ...
||MERID'IAN, n. [L. meridies.]1. In astronomy and geography, a great circle supposed to be drawn or ...
||MERID'IONAL, a. Pertaining to the meridian.1. Southern.2. Southerly; having a southern ...
||MERIDIONAL'ITY, n. The state of being in the meridian.1. Position in the south; aspect towards ...
||MERID'IONALLY, adv. In the direction of the meridian.
||MER'IT-MONGER, n. One who advocates the doctrine of human merit,as entitled to reward, or depends ...
||MER'IT, n. [L. meritum, from mereo, to earn or deserve.]1. Desert; goodness or excellence which ...
||MER'ITABLE, a. Deserving of reward. [Not in use.]
||MER'ITED, pp. Earned; deserved.
||MER'ITING, ppr. Earning; deserving.
||MERITO'RIOUS, a. Deserving of reward or of notice, regard, fame or happiness, or of that which ...
||MERITO'RIOUSLY, adv. In such a manner as to deserve reward.
||MERITO'RIOUSNESS, n. The state or quality of deserving a reward or suitable return.
||MER'ITORY, a. Deserving of reward. [Not used.]
||MERLE, n. [L.merula.] A blackbird.
||MER'LIN, n. A species of hawk of the genus Falco.
||MER'LON, n. In fortification, that part of a parapet which lies between two embrasures.
||MER'MAID, n. [L.mare, the sea, and maid.] A marine animal, said to resemble a woman in the upper ...
||ME'ROPS, n. A genus of birds called bee-eaters.
||MER'RILY, adv. [from merry.] With mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. [See Mirth and ...
||MER'RIMAKE, n. [merry and make.] A meeting for mirth; a festival; mirth.MER'RIMAKE, v.i. To be ...
||MER'RIMENT, n. Mirth; gayety with laughter or noise; noisy sports; hilarity; frolick.
||MER'RINESS, n. Mirth; gayety with laughter.
||MERRY-AN'DREW, n. A buffoon; a zany; one whose business is to make sport for others.
||MER'RY-MAKING, a. Producing mirth. Mirth, music,merry-making melody Speed the light hours no more ...
||MER'RY-MEETING, n. A festival; a meeting for mirth.
||MER'RY-THOUGHT, n. The forked bone of a fowl's breast, which boys and girls break by pulling each ...
||MER'RY, a.1. Gay and noisy; jovial; exhilarated to laughter. Man is the merriest species of the ...
||MER'SION, n. [L. mersio, from mergo, to dive or sink.]The act of sinking or plunging under water. ...
||MESARA'IC, a. [Gr. middle, and intestines.] The same as mesenteric; pertaining to the mesentery.
||MESEE'MS, verb impersonal. [me and seems.] It seems to me. It is used also in the past tense, ...
||MESENTER'IC, a. [See Mesentery.] Pertaining to the mesentery; as mesenteric glands or arteries.
||MES'ENTERY, n. [Gr. middle, and intestine.] A fatty membrane placed in the middle of the ...
||MESH, n.1. The opening or space between the threads of a net.2. The grains or wash of a ...
||MESH'Y, a. Formed like net-work; reticulated.
||MES'LIN, n. [L. miscellaneus, from misceo, to mix.]A mixture of different sorts of grain; in ...
||MESNE, a. meen. In law, middle; intervening; as a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a ...
||MES'OCOLON, n. [Gr. middle, and colon.]In anatomy, that part of the mesentery, which, having ...
||MESOLEU'CYS, n. [Gr. middle, and white.]A precious stone with a streak of white in the middle.
||MES'OLITE, n. A mineral of the zeolite family.
||MESOLOG'ARITHM, n. [Gr. middle, and logarithm.]A logarithm of the co-sines and co-tangents.The ...
||MESOM'ELAS, n. [Gr. middle, and black.] A precious stone with a black vein parting every color in ...
||MES'OTYPE, n. [Gr. middle, and form, type.] Prismatic zeolite; a mineral divided into three ...
||MESPRISE, n. Contempt; a French word. [Not in use.]
||MESS, n. [L. mensa.]1. A dish or a quantity of food prepared or set on a table at one time; as a ...
||MES'SAGE, n. [L. missus, mitto, to send.]1. Any notice, word or communication, written or verbal, ...
||MES'SENGER, n.1. One who bears a message or an errand; the bearer of a verbal or written ...
||MESSI'AH, a. [Heb. anointed.] Christ, the anointed; the Savior of the world. I know that when ...
||MESSI'AHSHIP, n. The character, state or office of the Savior. Josephus--whose prejudices were ...
||MES'SIEURS, n. [plu. of monsieur, my lord.] Sirs; gentlemen.
||MESS'UAGE, n. In law, a dwelling house and adjoining land, appropriated to the use of the ...
||MESTEE', n. A person of a mixed breed.
||MET, pret. and pp. of meet.
||METAB'ASIS, n. [Gr. from beyond, and to go.] In rhetoric, transition; a passing from one thing to ...
||METAB'OLA, n. [Gr. beyond, and a casting.] In medicine, a change of air, time or disease. [Little ...
||METACARP'AL, a. [from metacarpus.] Belonging to the metacarpus.
||METACARP'US, n. [Gr. beyond, and the wrist.] In anatomy, the part of the hand between the wrist ...
||METACH'RONISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and time.] An error in chronology, by placing an event after its ...
||ME'TAGE, n. [from mete.] Measurement of coal; price of measuring.
||METAGRAM'MATISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and a letter.]Anagrammatism, or metagrammatism, is a transposition ...
||METAL, n. met'l. [L. metallum.] A simple, fixed, shining, opake body or substance, insoluble in ...
||METALEP'SIS, n. [Gr. participation; beyond, and to take.]In rhetoric, the continuation of a trope ...
||METALEP'TIC, a. Pertaining to a metalepsis or participation; translative.1. Transverse; as the ...
||METALEP'TICALLY, adv. By transposition.
||METAL'LIC, a. [L. metallicus.] Pertaining to a metal or metals; consisting of metal; partaking of ...
||METALLIF'EROUS, a. [L. metallum, metal, and fero, to produce.]Producing metals.
||METAL'LIFORM, a. Having the form of metals; like metal.
||MET'ALLINE, a. Pertaining to a metal; consisting of metal.1. Impregnated with metal; as metalline ...
||MET'ALLIST, n. A worker in metals, or one skilled in metals.
||METALLIZA'TION, n. The act or process of forming into a metal; the operation which gives to a ...
||MET'ALLIZE, v.t. To form into metal; to give to a substance its proper metallic properties.
||METALLOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. metal, and description.] An account of metals, or a treatise on metallic ...
||MET'ALLOID, n. A name sometimes applied to the metallic bases of the alkalies and earths.
||METALLOID'AL, a. Having the form or appearance of a metal.
||MET'ALLURGIC, a. [See Metallurgy.] Pertaining to metallurgy, or the art of working metals.
||MET'ALLURGIST, n. One whose occupation is to work metals, or to purify, refine and prepare metals ...
||MET'ALLURGY, n. [Gr. metal, and work.] The art of working metals, comprehending the whole process ...
||MET'ALMAN, n. A worker in metals; a coppersmith or tinman.
||METAMORPH'OSE, v.t. [Gr. over, beyond, and form.] To change into a different form; to transform; ...
||METAMORPH'OSER, n. One that transforms or changes the shape.
||METAMORPH'OSIC, a. [See Metamorphose.]Changing the form; transforming.
||METAMORPH'OSING, ppr. Changing the shape.
||METAMORPH'OSIS, n. Change of form or shape; transformation; particularly, a change in the form of ...
||METAMORPHOS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to or effected by metamorphosis.
||MET'APHOR, n. [Gr. to transfer, over, to carry.] A short similitude; a similitude reduced to a ...
||METAPHOR'ICAL, a. Pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; as a metaphorical ...
||METAPHOR'ICALLY, adv. In a metaphorical manner; not literally.
||MET'APHORIST, n. One that makes metaphors.
||MET'APHRASE, n. [Gr. over, according to or with, and phrase.]A verbal translation; a version or ...
||MET'APHRAST, n. A person who translates from one language into another, word for word.
||METAPHRAS'TIC, a. Close or literal in translation.
||METAPHYS'ICAL, a. s as z. [See Metaphysics.]1. Pertaining or relating to metaphysics.2. According ...
||METAPHYS'ICALLY, adv. In the manner of metaphysical science.
||METAPHYSI'CIAN, n. s as z. One who is versed in the science of metaphysics.
||METAPHYS'ICS, n. s as z. [Gr. after, and physics. It is said that this name was given to the ...
||MET'APLASM, n. [Gr. transformation; over, and to form.]In grammar, a transmutation or change made ...
||METAS'TASIS, n. [Gr. mutation; over, and to place.] A translation or removal of a disease form one ...
||METATAR'SAL, a. [from metatarsus.] Belonging to the metatarsus.
||METATAR'SUS, n. [Gr. beyond, and tarsus.] The middle of the foot, or part between the ankle and the ...
||METATH'ESIS, n. [Gr. over, and to set.]1. Transposition; a figure by which the letters or ...
||METE, v.t. [L. metior; Heb. to measure.] To measure; to ascertain quantity, dimensions or capacity ...
||METEMP'SYCHOSE, v.t. To translate from one body to another, as the soul.
||METEMPSYCHO'SIS, n. [Gr. beyond, and animation, life; to animate.]Transmigration; the passing of ...
||METEMP'TOSIS, n. [Gr. after, and to fall.] In chronology,the solar equation necessary to prevent ...
||ME'TEOR, n. [Gr. sublime, lofty.]1. In a general sense, a body that flies or floats in the air, ...
||METEOR'IC, a Pertaining to meteors; consisting of meteors.1. Proceeding from a meteor; as meteoric ...
||ME'TEORIZE, v.i. To ascend in vapors. [Not used.]
||METEOROLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the atmosphere and its phenomena. A meteorological table or ...
||METEOROL'OGY, n. [Gr. lofty, and discourse.] The science which treats of the atmosphere and its ...
||METEOROS'COPY, n. [Gr. lofty, and to view.] That part of astronomy which treats of sublime ...
||METE'OROUS, a. Having the nature of a meteor.
||ME'TER, n. [from mete.] One who measures; used in compounds, as in coal-meter, land-meter.ME'TER, ...
||MET'EROLITE, n. A meteoric stone; a stone or solid compound of earthy and metallic matter which ...
||METEROL'OGIST, n. A person skilled in meteors; one who studies the phenomena of meteors, or keeps ...
||METEROM'ANCY, n. [Gr. a meteor, and divination.] A species of divination by meteors, chiefly by ...
||ME'TEWAND, n. [mete and wand.] A staff or rod of a certain length, used as a measure.
||ME'TEYARD, n. A yard, staff or rod, used as a measure. [We now use yard.]
||METHEG'LIN, n. A liquor made of honey and water boiled and fermented, often enriched with spices.
||METHINKS, v. impers. pp. methought. [me and think.] It seems to me; it appears to me; I think. Me ...
||METH'OD, n. [L. methodus; Gr. with, and way.]1. A suitable and convenient arrangement of things, ...
||METHOD'ICAL, a. Arranged in convenient order; disposed in a just and natural manner, or in a ...
||METHOD'ICALLY, adv. In a methodical manner; according to natural or convenient order.
||METH'ODISM, n. The doctrines and worship of the sect of christians called Methodists.
||METH'ODIST, n. One that observes method.1. One of a sect of christians, founded by Morgan, or ...
||METHODIS'TIC, a. Resembling the Methodists; partaking of the strictness of Methodists.
||METH'ODIZE, v.t. To reduce to method; to dispose in due order; to arrange in a convenient manner. ...
||METHOUGHT, pret. of methinks. It seemed to me; I thought.
||ME'TIC, n. [Gr. house.] In ancient Greece, a sojourner; a resident stranger in a Grecian city or ...
||METIC'ULOUS, a. [L. Feticulosus.] Timid. [ Not used.]
||METONYM'ICAL, a. [See Metonymy.] Used by way of metonymy, by putting one word for another.
||METONYM'ICALLY, adv. By putting one word for another.
||MET'ONYMY, n. [Gr. over, beyond, and name.] In rhetoric, a trope in which one word is put for ...
||METOPE, n. met'opy. [Gr. with, near or by, and an aperture or hollow.] In architecture, the space ...
||METOPOS'COPIST, n. [infra.] One versed in physiognomy.
||METOPOS'COPY, n. [Gr. the forehead, and to view.] The study of physiognomy; the art of discovering ...
||METRE. [See Meter.]
||MET'RICAL, a. [L. metricus.]1. Pertaining to measure, or due arrangement or combination of long ...
||METROL'OGY, n. [Gr. measure, and discourse.]1. A discourse on measures or mensuration; the ...
||METROP'OLIS, n. [L. from Gr. mother, and city. It has no plural.]Literally, the mother-city, that ...
||METROPOL'ITAN, a. Belonging to a metropolis, or to the mother church; residing in the chief ...
||METROP'OLITE, a. A metropolitan. [Not used.]
||METROPOLIT'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a metropolis; chief or principal of cities; archiepiscopal.
||METTLE, n. met'l. [usually supposed to be corrupted from metal. L. animus, animosus.] Spirit; ...
||MET'TLED, a. High spirited; ardent; full of fire.
||MET'TLESOME, a. Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; brisk; fiery; as a mettlesome ...
||MET'TLESOMENESS, n. The state of being high spirited.
||MEW, n. A seafowl of the genus Larus; a gull.MEW, n. A cage for birds; an inclosure; a place of ...
||MEW'ING, ppr. Casting the feathers or skin; crying.
||MEWL, v.i. [L. mugio, to low.] To cry or squall, as a child.
||MEWL'ER, n. One that squalls or mewls.
||MEZE'REON, n. A plant of the genus Daphne; the spurge olive.
||MEZZO, in music, denotes middle, mean.
||MEZZORELIE'VO, n. Middle relief.
||MEZZOTINT'O, n. [L. tinctus, painted.] A particular manner of engraving or representation of ...
||MIAS'MA, n. [Gr. to pollute.] Infecting substances floating in the air; the effluvia or fine ...
||MIASMAT'IC, a. Pertaining to miasma; partaking of the qualities of noxious effluvia.
||MI'CA, n. [L. mica, a grain or particle; mico, to shine.] A mineral of a foliated structure, ...
||MICA'CEOUS, a. Pertaining to mica; resembling mica or partaking of its properties.
||MIC'AREL, n. A species of argillaceous earth; a mineral of a brownish or blackish red color, ...
||MICE, plu. of mouse.
||MI'CHAELITE, n. A subvariety of siliceous sinter, found in the isle of St. Michael.
||MICH'AELMAS, n. The feast of St. Michael, a festival of the Romish church, celebrated Sept.29; ...
||MICHE, v.i.1. To lie hid; to skulk; to retire or shrink from view.2. To pilfer.
||MICH'ER, n. One who skulks, or creeps out of sight; a thief.
||MICH'ERY, n. Theft, cheating.
||MICH'ING, ppr. Retiring; skulking; creeping from sight; mean; cowardly. [Vulgar.]
||MICK'LE, a. Much; great. [Obsolete,but retained in the Scottish language.]
||MI'CO, n. A beautiful species of monkey.
||MIC'ROCOSM, n. [Gr. small, and world.] Literally, the little world; but used for man, supposed to ...
||MICROCOS'MICAL, a. Pertaining to the microcosm.
||MICROCOUS'TIC, n. [Gr. small, and to hear.] An instrument to augment small sounds, and assist in ...
||MICROG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. small, and to describe.] The description of objects too small to be ...
||MICROM'ETER, n. [Gr. small, and measure.] An instrument for measuring small objects or spaces, by ...
||MIC'ROPHONE, n. [Gr. small, and sound.] An instrument to augment small sounds; a microcoustic.
||MIC'ROSCOPE, n. [Gr. small, and to view.] An optical instrument consisting of lenses or ...
||MICROSCOP'ICAL, a. Made by the aid of a microscope; as microscopic observation.1. Assisted by a ...
||MICROSCOP'ICALLY, adv. By the microscope; with minute inspection.
||MICTURI'TION, n. [L. micturio.] The act of making water, or passing the urine.
||MID-COURSE, n. The middle of the course or way.
||MID'-DAY, a. Being at noon; meridional; as the mid-day sun.MID'-DAY, n. The middle of the day; ...
||MID, a. [L. medius.]1. Middle; at equal distance from extremes; as the mid hour of night.2. ...
||MI'DA, n. [Gr.] A worm, or the beanfly.
||MID'DEST, a. superl. of mid. Among the middest crowd. [Not used.]
||MID'DLE-AGED, a. Being about the middle of the ordinary age of man. A middle-aged man is so ...
||MID'DLE-EARTH, n. The world.
||MIDDLE, a. mid'l. [L. medius.]1. Equally distant from the extremes; as the middle point of a line ...
||MID'DLEMOST, a. Being in the middle, or nearest the middle of a number of things that are near the ...
||MID'DLING, a. Of middle rank, state, size or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; ...
||MIDGE, n. A gnat or flea. [Not used.]
||MID'LAND, a. Being in the interior country; distant from the coast or sea shore; as midland towns ...
||MID'LEG, n. Middle of the leg.
||MID'MOST, a. Middle; as the midmost battles.
||MID'NIGHT, n. The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.MID'NIGHT, a. Being in the middle ...
||MID'RIFF, n. In anatomy, the diaphragm; the muscle which divides the trunk into two cavities, the ...
||MID'SEA, n. The Mediterranean sea.
||MID'SHIP, a. Being or belonging to the middle of a ship; as a midship beam.
||MID'SHIPMAN, n. In ships of war, a kind of naval cadet, whose business is to second the orders of ...
||MID'SHIPS, adv. In the middle of a ship; properly amidships.
||MIDST, n. [contracted from middest, the superlative of mid.]The middle. There is nothing said or ...
||MID'STREAM, n. The middle of the stream.
||MID'SUMMER, n. The middle of summer; the summer solstice, about the 21st of June.
||MID'WARD, adv. Midst. [Not in use.]
||MID'WAY, n. The middle of the way or distance. Paths indirect, or in the midway faint.MID'WAY, a. ...
||MID'WIFE, n. [supposed by Junius and Skinner to be meedwife, a woman that has a reward. This is ...
||MID'WIFERY, n. The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.1. Assistance at ...
||MI'EMITE, n. Granular miemite is a sub-variety of magnesian limestone, first found at Miemo, in ...
||MIEN, n. Look; air; manner; external appearance; carriage; as a lofty mien; a majestic mien.
||MIFF, n. A slight degree of resentment. [Colloquial.]
||MIF'FED, a. Slightly offended.
||MIGHT, n. pret. of may. Had power or liberty. He might go, or might have gone.1. It sometimes ...
||MI'GHTILY, adv. [from mighty.] With great power, force of strength; vigorously; as, to strive ...
||MI'GHTINESS, n. Power; greatness; highth of dignity. How soon this mightiness meets misery!1. A ...
||MI'GHTY, a. Having great bodily strength or physical power; very strong or vigorous; as a mighty ...
||MIGNIARD, a. Soft; dainty; delicate; pretty.
||MIG'ONET, n. An annual flower or plant of the genus Reseda, having the scent of raspberries.
||MI'GRATE, v.i. [L. migro.] To pass or remove from one country or from one state to another, with a ...
||MI'GRATING, ppr. Removing from one state to another for a permanent residence. The people of the ...
||MIGRA'TION, n. [L. migratio.] The act of removing from one kingdom or state to another, for the ...
||MI'GRATORY, a. Removing or accustomed to remove from one state or country to another for permanent ...
||MILCH, a. Giving milk; as a milch cow. It is now applied only to beasts.
||MILD-SPIR'ITED, a. Having a mild temper.
||MILD, a. [The primary sense is soft or smooth, L. mollis, Eng. mellow.]1. Soft; gently and ...
||MIL'DEW, n. [L. melligo, from mel, honey.]1. Honey dew; a thick, clammy, sweet juice, found on the ...
||MIL'DEWED, pp. Tainted or injured by mildew.
||MIL'DEWING, ppr. Tainting with mildew.
||MILDLY, adv. Softly; gently; tenderly; not roughly or violently; moderately; as, to speak mildly; ...
||MILDNESS, n. Softness; gentleness; as the mildness of words or speech; mildness of voice.1. ...
||MILE, n. [L. mille passus, a thousand paces; passus being dropped in common usage.] A measure of ...
||MI'LEAGE, n. Fees paid for travel by the mile.
||MI'LESTONE, n. A stone set to mark the distance or space of a mile.
||MIL'FOIL, n. [L. millefolium, a thousand leaves.]A plant of the genus Achillea; yarrow.
||MIL'IARY, a. [L.milium, millet.]1. Resembling millet seeds; as a miliary eruption; miliary glands. ...
||MILICE,for militia, is not in use.
||MIL'IOLITE, n. Fossil remains of the Miliola, a genus of univalve shells.
||MIL'ITANCY, n. Warfare. [Little used.]
||MIL'ITANT, a. [L. militans, milito, to fight.]1. Fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.2. The ...
||MIL'ITARILY, adv. In a soldierly manner.
||MIL'ITARY, a. [L. militaris, from miles, a soldier; milito, to fight.]1. Pertaining to soldiers or ...
||MIL'ITATE, v.i. [L. milito.] To militate against, is to oppose; to be or to act in ...
||MILI'TIA, n. [L. from miles, a soldier; Gr. war, to fight, combat, contention. The primary sense ...
||MILK-TRE'FOIL, n. A plant, the cytisus.
||MILK, n.1. A white fluid or liquor, secreted by certain glands in female animals, and drawn from ...
||MILK'EN, a. Consisting of milk. [Not used.]
||MILK'ER, n. One that milks.
||MILK'INESS, n. Qualities like those of milk; softness.
||MILK'MAID, n. A woman that milks or is employed in the dairy.
||MILK'MAN, N. A man that sells milk or carries milk to market.
||MILK'PAIL, n. A pail which receives the milk drawn from cows.
||MILK'PAN, n. A pan in which milk is set.
||MILK'POTTAGE, n. A species of food composed of milk or milk and water, boiled with meal or flour.
||MILK'SCORE, n. An account of milk sold or purchased in small quantities, scored or marked.
||MILK'SOP, n. A soft, effeminate, feeble-minded man.
||MILK'TOOTH, n. The fore tooth of a foal, which is cast within two or three years.
||MILK'WHITE, a. White as milk.
||MILK'WOMAN, n. A woman that sells milk.
||MILK'Y-WAY, n. The galaxy; a broad luminous path or circle in the heavens, supposed to be the ...
||MILK'Y, a. Made of milk.1. Resembling milk; as milky sap or juice.2. Yielding milk; as milky ...
||MILL, n. [L. mille, a thousand.] A money of account of the United States, value the tenth of a ...
||MILL'COG, n. The cog of a mill wheel.
||MILL'DAM, n. A dam or mound to obstruct a water course, and raise the water to an altitude ...
||MILLENA'RIAN, a. Consisting of a thousand years; pertaining to the millenium.MILLENA'RIAN, n. A ...
||MIL'LENARY, a. Consisting of a thousand.
||MILLEN'IAL, a. Pertaining to the millenium, or to a thousand years; as millenial period; millenial ...
||MIL'LENIST, n. One who holds to the millenium. [Not used.]
||MILLEN'IUM, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and annus, year.]A thousand years; a word used to denote the ...
||MIL'LEPED, n. [L.mille, a thousand, and pes, foot.] The wood-louse, an insect having many feet, a ...
||MIL'LEPORE, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and porus, a pore.]A genus of lithophytes or polypiers of ...
||MIL'LEPORITE, n. Fossil millepores.
||MIL'LER, n. [from mill.] One whose occupation is to attend a grist-mill.1. An insect whose wings ...
||MIL'LER'S-THUMB, n. A small fish found in small streams.
||MILLES'IMAL, a. [L. millesimus, from mille, a thousand.]Thousandth; consisting of thousandth parts; ...
||MIL'LET, n. [L. milium.] A plant of the genus Milium, of several species, one of which is ...
||MILL'HORSE, n. A horse that turns a mill.
||MIL'LIARY, a. [L. milliarium, a milestone.]Pertaining to a mile; denoting a mile; as a milliary ...
||MIL'LIGRAM, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and Gr. a gram.]In the system of French weights and ...
||MIL'LILITER, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and liter.]A French measure of capacity containing the ...
||MILLIM'ETER, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and metrum, a measure.]A French lineal measure containing ...
||MIL'LINER, n. [Johnson supposes this word to be Milaner, form Milan, in Italy.] A woman who makes ...
||MIL'LINERY, n. The articles made or sold by milliners, as head-dresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ...
||MILLION, n. mil'yun. [L. mille, a thousand.]1. The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand ...
||MILL'IONARY, a. Pertaining to millions; consisting of millions; as the millionary chronology of ...
||MILL'IONED, a. Multiplied by millions. [Not used.]
||MILL'IONTH, a. The ten hundred thousandth.
||MILL'POND, n. A pond or reservoir of water raised for driving a mill wheel.
||MILL'RACE, n. The current of water that drives a mill wheel, or the canal in which it is conveyed.
||MILLREE', n. A coin of Portugal of the value of $1.24 cents.
||MILL'STONE, n. A stone used for grinding grain.
||MILT, n.1. In anatomy, the spleen, a viscus situated in the left hypochondrium under the ...
||MILT'ER, n. A male fish.
||MILT'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Asplenium.
||MIME, n. A buffoon. [See Mimic.]1. A kind of dramatic farce.MIME, v.i. To mimic, or play the ...
||MI'MER, n. A mimic. [See Mimic.]
||MIME'SIS, n. [Gr.] In rhetoric, imitation of the voice or gestures of another.
||MIMET'IC, a. [Gr.] Apt to imitate; given to aping or mimicry.
||MIM'ICAL, a. [L. mimus, mimicus; Gr. to imitate.]1. Imitative; inclined to imitate or to ape; ...
||MIM'ICK, v.t. To imitate or ape for sport; to attempt to excite laughter or derision by acting or ...
||MIM'ICRY, n. Ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.
||MIMOG'RAPHER, n. [Gr.] A writer of farces.
||MI'NA, n. [L. mina.] A weight or denomination of money. The mina of the Old Testament was valued ...
||MINA'CIOUS, a. [L. minax, from minor, to threaten.]Threatening; menacing.
||MINAC'ITY, n. [L. minax.] Disposition to threaten. [Little used.]
||MIN'ARET, n. A small spire or steeple, or spire-like ornament in Saracen architecture.
||MIN'ATORY, a. Threatening; menacing.
||MINCE, v.t. mins. [L. minuo, to diminish; L. minor, smaller; minuo, to diminish; Gr. small, ...
||MINCED-PIE, n. A pie made with minced meat and other ingredients, baked in paste.
||MIN'CED, pp. Cut or chopped into very small pieces.
||MIN'CING, ppr. Cutting into small pieces; speaking or walking affectedly.
||MIN'CINGLY, adv. In small parts; not fully.
||MIND-STRICKEN, a. Moved; affected in mind. [Not used.]
||MIND, n. [L. reminiscor; L. mens; Gr. memory, mention, to remember, mind, ardor of mind, vehemence; ...
||MINDED, a. Disposed; inclined. If men were minded to live virtuously. Joseph was minded to put her ...
||MINDEDNESS, n. Disposition; inclination towards any thing; as heavenly mindedness.
||MINDFILLING, a. Filling the mind.
||MINDFUL, a. Attentive; regarding with care; bearing in mind; heedful; observant. I promise to be ...
||MINDFULLY, adv. Attentively; heedfully.
||MINDFULNESS, n. Attention; regard; heedfulness.
||MINDING, ppr. Regarding; heeding.MINDING, n. Regard.
||MINDLESS, a. Inattentive; heedless; forgetful; negligent; careless. Cursed Athens, mindless of thy ...
||MI'NE-DIGGER, n. One that digs mines.
||MINE, a. called sometimes a pronominal adj. [L. meus.]My; belonging to me. It was formerly used ...
||MI'NER, n. One that digs for metals and other fossils.1. One who digs canals or passages under ...
||MIN'ERAL, n. [Low L. minera, a matrix or vein of metals, whence mineralia; all from mine.]A body ...
||MIN'ERALIST, n. One versed or employed in minerals.
||MINERALIZA'TION, n. [See Mineralize.]1. The process of forming an ore by combination with another ...
||MIN'ERALIZE, v.t. [from mineral] In mineralogy, to combine with a metal in forming an ore or ...
||MIN'ERALIZED, pp. Deprived of its usual properties by being combined with another substance or ...
||MIN'ERALIZER, n. A substance which mineralizes another or combines with it in an ore, and thus ...
||MINERALOG'ICAL, a. [See Mineralogy.] Pertaining to the science of minerals; as a mineralogical ...
||MINERALOG'ICALLY, adv. In mineralogy.
||MINERAL'OGIST, n. One who is versed in the science of minerals, or one who treats or discourses of ...
||MINERAL'OGY, n. [mineral and Gr. discourse.] The science which treats of the properties of mineral ...
||MIN'GLE, v.t.1. To mix; to blend; to unite in one body; as, to mingle liquors of different ...
||MIN'GLED, pp. Mixed; united promiscuously.
||MIN'GLEDLY, adv. Confusedly.
||MIN'GLER, n. One that mingles.
||MIN'GLING, ppr. Mixing; uniting without order.
||MIN'IARD, a. Soft; dainty. [Little used.]
||MIN'IARDIZE, v.t. To render soft, delicate or dainty.
||MIN'IATE, v.t. [L. minium, vermillion.] To paint or tinge with vermillion.
||MIN'IATURE, n.1. A painting in water colors on vellum, ivory or paper, with points or dots; ...
||MIN'IKIN, a. Small; diminutive; used in slight contempt.MIN'IKIN, n. A small sort of pins.1. A ...
||MIN'IM, n.1. A little man or being; a dwarf.2. One of a certain reformed order of Franciscans or ...
||MIN'IMUM, n. [L.] The least quantity assignable in a given case.
||MIN'IMUS, n. [L.] A being of the smallest size.
||MI'NING, ppr. Digging into the earth, as for fossils and minerals; sapping.1. a. Designating the ...
||MIN'ION, a. [infra.] Fine; trim; dainty. [Not used.]
||MIN'IONING, n. Kind treatment.
||MIN'IONLY, adv. Finely; daintily.
||MIN'IONSHIP, n. State of being a minion.
||MIN'IOUS, n. [from L. minium.] Of the color of red lead or vermillion.
||MIN'ISH, v.t. [L. minuo, to lessen.]To lessen; to diminish. [See Diminish.]
||MIN'ISTER, n. [L.]1. Properly, a chief servant; hence, an agent appointed to transact or manage ...
||MIN'ISTERED, pp. Served; afforded; supplied.
||MINISTE'RIAL, a. Attending for service; attendant; acting at command. Enlight'ning spirits and ...
||MINISTE'RIALLY, adv. In a ministerial manner or character.
||MIN'ISTERING, ppr. Attending and serving as a subordinate agent; serving under superior authority. ...
||MINISTERY. [See Ministry.]
||MIN'ISTRAL, a. Pertaining to a minister. [Little used.]
||MIN'ISTRANT, a. Performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command. ...
||MINISTRA'TION, n. [L. ministratio.] The act of performing service as a subordinate agent; agency; ...
||MIN'ISTRESS, n. A female that ministers.
||MIN'ISTRY, n. [L. ministerium.] The office, duties or functions of a subordinate agent of any ...
||MINISTRYSHIP, for ministry,is little used and hardly proper.
||MIN'IUM, n. [L.] The red oxyd of lead, produced by calcination. Lead exposed to air while melting ...
||MINK, n. An American quadruped of the genus Mustela, an amphibious animal that burrows in the ...
||MINNOC, used by Shakespeare, is supposed by Johnson to be the same as minx.
||MI'NOR, a. [L. minuo, to diminish. See Mince.]1. Less; smaller; sometimes applied to the bulk or ...
||MI'NORATE, v.t. To diminish. [Not used.]
||MINORA'TION, n. A lessening; diminution.
||MI'NORITE, n. A Franciscan friar.
||MINOR'ITY, n. [L. minor.]1. The state of being under age. [See Minor.]2. The smaller number; as ...
||MIN'OTAUR, n. [L.. minotaurus; from man, which must have been in early ages a Latin word, and ...
||MIN'OW, n. A very small fish, a species of Cyprinus.
||MIN'STER, n. A monastery; an ecclesiastical convent or fraternity; but it is said originally to ...
||MIN'STREL, n. A singer and musical performer on instruments. Minstrels were formerly poets as ...
||MIN'STRELSY, n. The arts and occupations of minstrels; instrumental music.1. A number of ...
||MINT, n. [L. moneta.]1. The place where money is coined by public authority. In Great Britain, ...
||MINT'AGE, n. That which is coined or stamped.1. The duty paid for coining.
||MINT'ER, n. A coiner; also, an inventor.
||MINT'MAN, n. A coiner; one skilled in coining or in coins.
||MINT'M`ASTER, n. The master or superintendent of a mint.1. One who invents or fabricates.
||MIN'UEND, n. [L. minuendus, minuo, to lessen.]In arithmetic, the number form which another number ...
||MIN'UET,n.1. A slow graceful dance, consisting of a coupee, a high step and a balance.2. A tune ...
||MIN'UM, n.1. A small kind of printing types; now written minion.2. A note of slow time containing ...
||MIN'UTE-BOOK, n. A book of short hints.
||MIN'UTE-GLASS, n. A glass, the sand of which measures a minute.
||MIN'UTE-GUNS, n. Guns discharged every minute.
||MIN'UTE-HAND, n. The hand that points to the minutes on a clock or watch.
||MIN'UTE-WATCH, n. A watch that distinguishes minutes of time, or on which minutes are marked.
||MINU'TE, a. [L. minutus.]1. Very small,little or slender; of very small bulk or size; small in ...
||MINU'TELY, adv. [from minute.] To a small point of time, space or matter; exactly; nicely; as, to ...
||MINU'TENESS, n. Extreme smallness, fineness or slenderness; as the minuteness of the particles of ...
||MINU'TIAE, n. [L.] The smaller particulars.
||MINX, n. A pert, wanton girl.1. A she-puppy.
||MI'NY, a. [from mine.] Abounding with mines.1. Subterraneous.
||MI'RABLE, a. Wonderful. [Not in use.]
||MIR'ACLE-MONGER, n. An impostor who pretends to work miracles.
||MIR'ACLE, n. [L. miraculum, from miror, to wonder.]1. Literally, a wonder or wonderful thing; but ...
||MIRAC'ULOUS, a. Performed supernaturally, or by a power beyond the ordinary agency of natural ...
||MIRAC'ULOUSLY, adv. By miracle; supernaturally.AEneas, wounded as he was, could not have engaged ...
||MIRAC'ULOUSNESS, n. The state of being effected by miracle or by supernatural agency.
||MIRADOR, n. [L. miror.] A balcony or gallery commanding an extensive view.
||MIRE-CROW, n. The sea-crow or pewit gull, of the genus Larus.
||MIRE, n. Deep mud; earth so wet and soft as to yield to the feet and to wheels.MIRE, v.t. To ...
||MI'RINESS, n. [from miry.] The state of consisting of deep mud.
||MIRK, a. Dark. [See Murky.]
||MIRK'SOME, a. Dark; obscure. [See Murky.]
||MIRK'SOMENESS, n. Obscurity. [See Murky.]
||MIR'ROR-STONE, n. A bright stone.
||MIR'ROR, n. [L. miror, to admire.]1. A looking glass; any glass or polished substance that forms ...
||MIRTH, n. merth. Social merriment; hilarity; high excitement of pleasurable feelings in company; ...
||MIRTH'FUL, a. Merry; jovial; festive. The feast was served, the bowl was crown'd, To the king's ...
||MIRTH'LESS, a. Without mirth or hilarity.
||MI'RY, a. [from mire.] Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; as a miry road; a miry lane.1. ...
||MIS, a prefix, denotes error, or erroneous, wrong, from the verb miss, to err, to go wrong.
||MISACCEPTA'TION, n. The act of taking or understanding in a wrong sense.
||MISADVEN'TURE, n. Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; an unlucky accident.1. In law, homicide by ...
||MISADVEN'TURED, a. Unfortunate.
||MISADVI'SED, a. [See Advise.] Ill advised; ill directed.
||MISAFFECT', v.t. To dislike.
||MISAFFECT'ED, a. Ill disposed.
||MISAFFIRM', v.t. To affirm incorrectly.
||MISA'IMED, a. Not rightly aimed or directed.
||MISALLEDGE, v.t. misallej'. To state erroneously.
||MISALLEGA'TION, n. Erroneous statement.
||MISALLI'ANCE, n. Improper association.
||MISALLI'ED, a. Ill allied or associated.
||MISANTHROP'ICAL, a. Hating or having a dislike to mankind.
||MISAN'THROPIST, n. [Gr. to hate, and man.] A hater of mankind.
||MISAN'THROPY, n. Hatred or dislike to mankind; opposed to philanthropy.
||MISAPPLICA'TION, n. A wrong application; an application to a wrong person or purpose.
||MISAPPLI'ED, pp. Applied to a wrong person or purpose.
||MISAPPLY', v.t. To apply to a wrong person or purpose; as to misapply a name or title; to misapply ...
||MISAPPLY'ING, ppr. Applying to a wrong person or purpose.
||MISAPPREHEND', v.t. To misunderstand; to take in a wrong sense.
||MISAPPREHEND'ED, pp. Not rightly understood.
||MISAPPREHEND'ING, ppr. Misunderstanding.
||MISAPPREHEN'SION, n. A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one's meaning or of a fact.
||MISASCRI'BE, v.t. To ascribe falsely or erroneously.
||MISASSIGN, v.t. [See Assign.] To assign erroneously.
||MISATTEND', v.t. To disregard.
||MISBECOME, v.t. misbecum'. [See Become.]Not to become; to suit ill; not to befit. Thy father will ...
||MISBECOM'ING, ppr. or a. Unseemly; unsuitable; improper; indecorous.
||MISBECOM'INGNESS, n. Unbecomingness; unsuitableness.
||MISBEGOT'TEN, ppr. or a. Unlawfully or irregularly begotten.
||MISBEHA'VE, v.i. To behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly.
||MISBEHA'VED, a. Guilty of ill behavior; ill bred; rude.
||MISBEHA'VIOR, n. misbeha'vyor. Ill conduct; improper, rude or uncivil behavior.
||MISBELIE'F, n. Erroneous belief; false religion.
||MISBELIE'VE, v.t. To believe erroneously.
||MISBELIE'VER, n. One who believes wrongly; one who holds a false religion.
||MISBELIE'VING, a. Believing erroneously; irreligious.
||MISBESEE'M, v.t. To suit ill.
||MISBESTOW, v.t. To bestow improperly.
||MIS'BORN, a. Born to evil.
||MISCAL'CULATE, v.t. To calculate erroneously.
||MISCAL'CULATED, pp. Erroneously calculated.
||MISCAL'CULATING, ppr. Committing errors in calculation.
||MISCALCULA'TION, n. Erroneous calculation.
||MISCALL', v.t. To call by a wrong name; to name improperly.
||MISCALL'ED, pp. Misnamed.
||MISCALL'ING, ppr. Misnaming.
||MISCAR'RIAGE, n. Unfortunate event of an undertaking; failure. When a counselor, to save himself, ...
||MISCAR'RY, v.i. To fail of the intended effect; not to succeed; to be unsuccessful; to suffer ...
||MISCAR'RYING, ppr. Failing of the intended effect; suffering abortion. Hos.9.
||MISC`AST, v.t. To cast or reckon erroneously.MISC`AST, pp. Erroneously cast or reckoned.MISC`AST, ...
||MISC`ASTING, ppr. Casting or reckoning erroneously.
||MISCELLANA'RIAN, a. [See Miscellany.] Belonging to miscellanies; of miscellanies. Miscellanarian ...
||MIS'CELLANE, n. [L. miscellaneus.] A mixture of two or more sorts of grain; now called meslin.
||MISCELLA'NEOUS, a. [L. miscellaneus, from misceo, to mix.] Mixed; mingled; consisting of several ...
||MISCELLA'NEOUSNESS, n. The state of being mixed; composition of various kinds.
||MIS'CELLANY, n. [L.miscellanea, from misceo, to mix.]1. A mass or mixture of various kinds; ...
||MISCEN'TER, v.t. To place amiss. [Not in use.]
||MISCH`ANCE, n. Ill luck; ill fortune; misfortune; mishap; misadventure. It is a man's unhappiness, ...
||MISCHAR'ACTERIZE, v.t. [See Character.] To characterize falsely or erroneously; to give a wrong ...
||MISCH`ARGE, v.t. To mistake in charging, as an account.MISCH`ARGE, n. A mistake in charging, as ...
||MIS'CHIEF-MAKER, n. One who makes mischief; one who excites or instigates quarrels or enmity.
||MIS'CHIEF-MAKING, a. Causing harm; exciting enmity or quarrels.
||MIS'CHIEF, n.1. Harm; hurt; injury; damage; evil, whether intended or not. A new law is made to ...
||MIS'CHIEVOUS, a. Harmful; hurtful; injurious; making mischief; of persons; as a mischievous man or ...
||MIS'CHIEVOUSLY, adv. With injury, hurt, loss or damage. We say, the law operates mischievously.1. ...
||MIS'CHIEVOUSNESS, n. Hurtfulness; noxiousness.1. Disposition to do harm, or to vex or annoy; as ...
||MISCH'NA, n. A part of the Jewish Talmud. [See Mishna.]
||MISCHOOSE, v.t. mischooz'. To choose wrong; to make a wrong choice.
||MISCHO'SEN, pp. Chosen by mistake.
||MIS'CIBLE, a. [L. misceo, to mix.]That may be mixed. Oil and water are not miscible.
||MISCITA'TION, n. A wrong citation; erroneous quotation.
||MISCI'TE, v.t. To cite erroneously or falsely.
||MISCLA'IM, n. A mistaken claim or demand.
||MISCOMPUTA'TION, n. Erroneous computation; false reckoning.
||MISCOMPU'TE, v.t. To compute or reckon erroneously.
||MISCONCE'IVE, v.t. or i. To receive a false notion or opinion of any thing; to misjudge; to have ...
||MISCONCE'IVED, pp. Wrongly understood; mistaken.
||MISCONCE'IVING, ppr. Mistaking; misunderstanding.
||MISCONCEP'TION, n. Erroneous conception; false opinion; wrong notion or understanding of a thing. ...
||MISCON'DUCT, n. Wrong conduct; ill behavior; ill management.
||MISCONDUCT'ED, pp. Ill managed; badly conducted.
||MISCONDUCT'ING, ppr. Mismanaging; misbehaving.
||MISCONJEC'TURE, n. A wrong conjecture or guess.MISCONJEC'TURE, v.t. or i. To guess wrong.
||MISCONSTRUC'TION, n. Wrong interpretation of words or things; a mistaking of the true meaning; as ...
||MISCON'STRUE, v.t. To interpret erroneously either words or things. It is important not to ...
||MISCON'STRUED, pp. Erroneously interpreted.
||MISCON'STRUER, n. One who makes a wrong interpretation.
||MISCON'STRUING, ppr. Interpreting wrongly.
||MISCORRECT', v.t. To correct erroneously; to mistake in attempting to correct another. He passed ...
||MISCORRECT'ED, pp. Mistaken in the attempt to correct.
||MISCOUN'SEL, v.t. To advise wrong.
||MISCOUNT', v.t. To count erroneously; to mistake in counting.MISCOUNT', v.i. To make a wrong ...
||MIS'CREANCY, n. [See Miscreant.] Unbelief; false faith; adherence to a false religion.
||MIS'CREANT, n. [L. credens, credo.]1. An infidel, or one who embraces a false faith.2. A vile ...
||MISCREA'TED, a. Formed unnaturally or illegitimately; deformed.
||MISDA'TE, n. A wrong date.MISDA'TE, v.i. To date erroneously.
||MISDEE'D, n. An evil deed; a wicked action. Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought.
||MISDEE'M, v.t. To judge erroneously; to misjudge; to mistake in judging.
||MISDEME'AN, v.t. To behave ill.
||MISDEME'ANOR, n. Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault; mismanagement.1. In law, an offense of a less ...
||MISDESERT', n. Ill desert.
||MISDEVO'TION, n. False devotion; mistaken piety. [Little used.]
||MISDI'ET, n. Improper diet or food. [Not used.]
||MISDIRECT', v.t. To give a wrong direction to; as to misdirect a passenger.1. To direct to a ...
||MISDIRECT'ED, pp. Directed wrong, or to a wrong person or place.
||MISDIRECT'ING, ppr. Directing wrong, or to a wrong person or place.
||MISDISPOSI'TION, n. Disposition to evil. [Not in use.]
||MISDISTIN'GUISH, v.t. To make wrong distinctions.
||MISDO, v.t. [See Do.] To do wrong; to do amiss; to commit a crime or fault.
||MISDOER, n. One who does wrong; one who commits a fault or crime.
||MISDOING, ppr. Doing wrong; committing a fault or crime.MISDOING, n. A wrong done; a fault or ...
||MISDOUBT, v.t. misdout'. [See Doubt.] To suspect of deceit or danger. [An ill formed word and ...
||MISDOUBT'FUL, a. Misgiving. [Not used.]
||MISE, n. meze. [L. mitto.]1. In law, an issue to be tried at the grand assize.2. Expense; ...
||MISEMPLOY', v.t. To employ to no purpose, or to a bad purpose; as, to misemploy time, power, ...
||MISEMPLOY'ED, pp. Used to no purpose, or to a bad one.
||MISEMPLOY'ING, ppr. Using to no purpose, or to a bad one.
||MISEMPLOY'MENT, n. Ill employment; application to no purpose, or to a bad purpose.
||MISEN'TRY, n. An erroneous entry or charge, as of an account.
||MI'SER, n. s as z. [L. miser, miserable.] A miserable person; one wretched or afflicted.1. A ...
||MIS'ERABALE, a. s as z. [L. miser, miserabilis.]1. Very unhappy from grief, pain, calamity, ...
||MIS'ERABLENESS, n. State of misery; poorness.
||MIS'ERABLY, adv. Unhappily; calamitously. The fifth was miserably stabbed to death.1. Very poorly ...
||MI'SERLY, a. [See Miser.] Very covetous; sordid; niggardly; parsimonious.
||MIS'ERY, n. s as z. [L. miseria.]1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind. A man suffers ...
||MISES'TIMATE, v.t. To estimate erroneously.
||MISFALL', v.t. To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily.
||MISFA'RE, n. Ill fare; misfortune.
||MISFASH'ION, v.t. To form wrong.
||MISFE'ASANCE, n. misfe'zance. In law, a trespass; a wrong done.
||MISFORM', v.t. To make of an ill form; to put in an ill shape.
||MISFOR'TUNE, n. Ill fortune; ill luck; calamity; an evil or cross accident; as loss of property at ...
||MISFOR'TUNED, a. Unfortunate.
||MISGIVE, v.t. misgiv'. [See Give.] To fill with doubt; to deprive of confidence; to fail; usually ...
||MISGIV'ING, ppr. Filling with doubt or distrust; failing.MISGIV'ING, n. A failing of confidence; ...
||MISGOT'TEN, a. Unjustly obtained.
||MISGOV'ERN, v.t. To govern ill; to administer unfaithfully. Solyman charged him bitterly that he ...
||MISGOV'ERNANCE, n. Ill government; disorder; irregularity.
||MISGOV'ERNED, pp. Ill governed; badly administered.1. Rude; unrestrained; as rude, misgoverned ...
||MISGOV'ERNMENT, n. Ill administration of public affairs.1. Ill management in private affairs.2. ...
||MISGR`AFF, v.t. To graft amiss.
||MISGROUND', v.t. To found erroneously.
||MISGUI'DANCE, n. Wrong direction; guidance into error.
||MISGUI'DE, v.t. To lead or guide into error; to direct ill; as, to misguide the understanding or ...
||MISGUI'DED, pp. Let astray by evil counsel or wrong direction; as a misguided prince.
||MISGUI'DING, ppr. Giving wrong direction to; leading into error.
||MIS'GURN, n. An anguilliform fish about the size of a common eel.
||MISHAP', n. Ill chance; evil accident; ill luck; misfortune. Secure from worldly chances and ...
||MISHAP'PEN, v.i. To happen ill.
||MISHE'AR, v.t. To mistake in hearing.
||MISH'NA, n. A collection or digest of Jewish traditions and explanations of Scripture.
||MISH'NIC, a. Pertaining or relating to the Mishna.
||MISIMPROVE, v.t. misimproov'. To improve to a bad purpose; to abuse; as, to misimprove time, ...
||MISIMPROVED, pp. Used to a bad purpose.
||MISIMPROVEMENT, n. misimproov'ment. Ill use or employment; improvement to a bad purpose.
||MISINFER', v.t. To draw a wrong inference.
||MISINFORM', v.t. To give erroneous information to; to communicate an incorrect statement of facts.
||MISINFORMA'TION, n. Wrong informations; false account or intelligence received.
||MISINFORM'ED, pp. Wrongly informed.
||MISINFORM'ER, n. One that gives wrong information.
||MISINFORM'ING, ppr. Communicating erroneous information to.
||MISINSTRUCT', v.t. To instruct amiss.
||MISINSTRUC'TION, n. Wrong instruction.
||MISINTEL'LIGENCE, n. Wrong information; disagreement.
||MISINTER'PRET, v.t. To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense.
||MISINTERPRETA'TION, n. The act of interpreting erroneously.
||MISINTER'PRETED, a. Erroneously understood or explained.
||MISINTER'PRETER, n. One who interprets erroneously.
||MISINTER'PRETING, ppr. Erroneously interpreting.
||MISJOIN', v.t. To join unfitly or improperly.
||MISJOIN'ED, pp. Improperly united.
||MISJOIN'ING, ppr. Joining unfitly or improperly.
||MISJUDGE, v.t. misjudg'. To mistake in judging of; to judge erroneously.MISJUDGE, v.i. misjudg'. ...
||MISJUDG'ED, pp. Judged erroneously.
||MISJUDG'ING, ppr. Judging erroneously of; forming a wrong opinion or inference.
||MISJUDG'MENT, n. A wrong or unjust determination.
||MIS'KIN, n. A little bagpipe.
||MISKIN'DLE, v.t. To kindle amiss; to inflame to a bad purpose.
||MISLA'ID, pp. Laid in a wrong place, or place not recollected; lost.
||MISLA'Y, v.t. To lay in a wrong place. The fault is generally mislaid upon nature.1. To lay in a ...
||MISLA'YER, n. One that lays in a wrong place; one that loses.
||MISLA'YING, ppr. Laying in a wrong place, or place not remembered; losing.
||MISLE, v.i. mis'l. [from mist, and properly mistle.]To rain in very fine drops, like a thick mist.
||MISLE'AD, v.t. pret. and pp. misled. [See Lead.]To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; ...
||MISLE'ADER, n. One who leads into error.
||MISLE'ADING, ppr. Leading into error; causing to err; deceiving.
||MISLED', pp. of mislead. Let into error; led a wrong way. --To give due light To the misled and ...
||MISLETOE, n. mis'lto. A plant or shrub that grows on trees. It is of the genus Viscum. The berry ...
||MISLI'KE, v.t. To dislike; to disapprove; to have aversion to; as, to mislike a man or an ...
||MISLI'KED, pp. Disliked; disapproved.
||MISLI'KER, n. One that dislikes.
||MISLI'KING, ppr. Disliking; disapproving.
||MISLIN, [See Meslin.]
||MISLIVE, v.i.. misliv'. To live amiss. [Not used.]
||MISLUCK', n. Ill luck; misfortune.
||MIS'LY, a. [See Misle and Mist.] Raining in very small drops.
||MISMAN'AGE, v.t. To manage ill; to administer improperly; as, to mismanage public ...
||MISMAN'AGED, pp. Ill managed or conducted.
||MISMAN'AGER, n. One that manages ill.
||MISMAN'AGING, ppr. Managing ill.
||MISMAN'AGMENT, n. Ill or improper management; ill conduct; as the mismanagement of public or ...
||MISM`ARK, v.t. To mark with the wrong token; to mark erroneously.
||MISM`ARKED, pp. Wrongly marked.
||MISM`ARKING, ppr. Marking erroneously.
||MISMATCH', v.t. To match unsuitably.
||MISMATCH'ED, pp. Unsuitably matched; ill joined.
||MISMATCH'ING, ppr. Matching in an unsuitable manner.
||MISNA'ME, v.t. To call by the wrong name.
||MISNA'MED, pp. Called by a wrong name.
||MISNA'MING, ppr. Calling by a wrong name.
||MISNO'MER,n. In law, the mistaking of the true name of a person; a misnaming. [Misnosmer, as ...
||MISOBE'DIENCE, n. Erroneous obedience or disobedience. [Not used.]
||MISOBSERVE, v.t. misobzerv'. To observe inaccurately; to mistake in observing.
||MISOG'AMIST, n. [Gr. to hate, and marriage.] A hater of marriage.
||MISOG'YNIST, n. [Gr. to hate, and woman.] A woman hater. [Unusual.]
||MISOG'YNY, n. [supra.] Hatred of the female sex.
||MISOPIN'ION, n. Erroneous opinion.
||MISOR'DER, v.t. To order ill; to manage erroneously.1. To manage ill; to conduct badly.MISOR'DER, ...
||MISOR'DERLY, a. Irregular; disorderly.
||MISPELL, MISPEND, &c. [See Miss-spell, Miss-spend.]
||MISPELL, MISPEND, &c. [See Miss-spell, Miss-spend.]
||MISPERSUA'DE, v.t. To persuade amiss, or to lead to a wrong notion.
||MISPERSUA'SION, n. A false persuasion; wrong notion or opinion.
||MISPIK'EL, n. Arsenical pyrite; an ore of arsenic, containing this metal in combination with iron, ...
||MISPLA'CE, v.t. To put in a wrong place; as, the book is misplaced.1. To place on an improper ...
||MISPLA'CED, pp. Put in a wrong place, or on an improper object.
||MISPLA'CING, ppr. Putting in a wrong place, or on a wrong object.
||MISPLE'AD, v.i. To err in pleading.
||MISPLE'ADING, ppr. Making a mistake in pleading.MISPLE'ADING, n. A mistake in pleading.
||MISPOINT', v.t. To point improperly; to err in punctuation.
||MISPRINT', v.t. To mistake in printing; to print wrong.MISPRINT', n. A mistake in printing; a ...
||MISPRINT'ED, pp. Erroneously printed.
||MISPRINT'ING, ppr. Printing wrong.
||MISPRISION, n. misprizh'un. [supra.] Neglect; contempt.1. In law, any high offense under the ...
||MISPRI'ZE, v.t.1. To mistake.2. To slight or undervalue. O for those vanish'd hours, so much ...
||MISPROCEE'DING, n. Wrong or irregular proceeding.
||MISPROFESS', v.t. To make a false profession; to make pretensions to skill which is not possessed.
||MISPRONOUNCE, v.t. mispronouns'. To pronounce erroneously; as, to mispronounce a word, a name, ...
||MISPRONUNCIA'TION, n. A wrong or improper pronunciation.
||MISPROPO'RTION, v.t. To err in proportioning one thing to another; to join without due proportion.
||MISPROUD', v. Vitiously proud. [Not used.]
||MISQUOTA'TION, n. An erroneous quotation; the act of quoting wrong.
||MISQUO'TE, v.t. To quote erroneously; to cite incorrectly.
||MISQUO'TED, pp. Incorrectly quoted or cited.
||MISQUO'TING, ppr. Quoting or citing erroneously.
||MISRA'TE, v.t. To rate erroneously; to estimate falsely.
||MISRECI'TAL, n. An inaccurate recital.
||MISRECI'TE, v.t. To recite erroneously.
||MISRECI'TED, pp. Recited incorrectly.
||MISRECI'TING, ppr. Reciting erroneously.
||MISRECK'ON, v.t. To reckon or compute wrong.
||MISRECK'ONED, pp. Reckoned or computed erroneously.
||MISRECK'ONING, ppr. Reckoning wrong; and as a noun, an erroneous computation.
||MISRELA'TE, v.t. To relate falsely or inaccurately.
||MISRELA'TED, pp. Erroneously related or told.
||MISRELA'TING, ppr. Relating or telling erroneously.
||MISRELA'TION, n. Erroneous relation or narration.
||MISREMEM'BER, v.t. To mistake in remembering; not to remember correctly.
||MISREMEM'BERED, pp. Inaccurately recollected.
||MISREMEM'BERING, ppr. Remembering inaccurately.
||MISREPORT, v.t. To report erroneously; to give an incorrect account of.MISREPORT, n. An erroneous ...
||MISREPORTED, pp. Incorrectly reported.
||MISREPORTING, ppr. Reporting incorrectly.
||MISREPRESENT', v.t. To represent falsely or incorrectly; to give a false or erroneous ...
||MISREPRESENTA'TION, n. The act of giving a false or erroneous representation.1. A false or ...
||MISREPRESENT'ED, pp. Falsely or erroneously represented.
||MISREPRESENT'ER, n. One who gives a false or erroneous account.
||MISREPRESENT'ING, ppr. Giving a false or erroneous representation.[Note. This word is so ...
||MISREPU'TE, v.t. To have in wrong estimation.
||MISREPU'TED, pp. or a. Erroneously reputed.
||MISRU'LE, n. Disorder; confusion; tumult from insubordination. Enormous riot and misrule--1. ...
||MISRU'LY, a. Unruly; ungovernable; turbulent.
||MISS, n.1. The title of a young woman or girl; as little masters and misses.2. A kept mistress; a ...
||MIS'SAL, n. The Romish mass-book.
||MISSA'Y, v.t. To say wrong; to slander. [Little used.]MISSA'Y, v.i. To speak ill.
||MISSA'YING, n. Wrong expression.
||MISSEE'M, v.i. To make a false appearance.1. To misbecome.