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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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36613 n N is the fourteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and an articulation formed by placing the end ...
36614 nab NAB, n. The summit of a mountain or rock.NAB, v.t. To catch suddenly; to seize by a sudden grasp or ...
36615 nabob NABOB, n. 1. A deputy or prince in India, subordinate to the Subahs; hence,2. A man of great ...
36616 nacreous NACREOUS, a. [see Naker.] Having a pearly luster.
36617 nacrite NACRITE, n. [See Naker.] A rare mineral, called also talckite, consisting of scaly parts; ...
36618 nactareous NACTAREOUS, a. Resembling nectar; very sweet and pleasant. The juice nectareous and the balmy dew.
36619 nadir NADIR, n. 1. Natara, to be like, proportional, corresponding to, opposite.2. That point of the ...
36620 nadle-stein NADLE-STEIN, n. Needle-stone; rutile.
36621 naeve NAEVE, n. A spot.
36622 nafe NAFE, n. A kind of tufted sea-fowl.
36623 naff NAFF, n. A kind of tufted sea-fowl.
36624 nag NAG, n. 1. A small horse; a horse in general, or rather a sprightly horse.2. A paramour; in ...
36625 naiad NAIAD, n. To flow.1. In mythology, a water nymph; a deity that presides over rivers and springs.
36626 naid NAID, n. To flow
36627 nail NAIL, n. If the word was originally applied to a claw or talon, the primary sense may be to catch, ...
36628 nailed NAILED, pp. Fastened with nails; studded.
36629 nailer NAILER, n. One whose occupation is to make nails.
36630 nailery NAILERY, n. A manufactory where nails are made.
36631 nailing NAILING,ppr. Fastening with nails; studding.
36632 naively NAIVELY, adv. With native or unaffected simplicity.
36633 naivete NAIVETE, n. Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness.
36634 naivty NAIVTY, n. Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness.
36635 naked NAKED, a. Open, discovered, to strip.1. Not covered; bare; having no clothes on; as a naked body or ...
36636 nakedly NAKEDLY, adv. 1. Without covering.2. Simply ;barely ;merely; in the abstract.3. Evidently.
36637 nakedness NAKEDNESS, n. 1. Want of covering or clothing; nudity; bareness.2. Want of means of defense.Ye are ...
36638 naker NAKER, n. Mother of pearl; the white substance which constitutes the interior surface of a shell ...
36639 nall NALL, n. An awl, such as collar-makers or shoe-makers use.
36640 name NAME, n. 1. That by which a thing is called; the sound or combination of sounds used to express an ...
36641 named NAMED, pp. Called; denominated; designated by name.
36642 nameless NAMELESS, a. 1. Without a name; not distinguished by an appellation; as a nameless star.2. He or ...
36643 namely NAMELY, adv. To mention by name; particularly.For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of ...
36644 namer NAMER, n. One that names or calls by name.
36645 namesake NAMESAKE, n. One that has the same name as another.
36646 naming NAMING, ppr. Calling; nominating; mentioning.
36647 nan NAN, a Welsh word signifying what, used as an interrogative. [This word has been extensively used ...
36648 nankeen NANKEEN, n. [Nankin a Chinese word.] A species of cotton cloth of a firm texture, from China, now ...
36649 nap NAP, n. To lean, that is, to nod.1. A short sleep or slumber.NAP, v. I. 1. To have a short sleep; ...
36650 nape NAPE, n. A knob; to be hard or callous, whence a callus.1. The prominent joint of the neck behind.
36651 napery NAPERY, n. Linen for the table; table cloths or linen cloth in general.
36652 naphew NAPHEW, n. [a turnep;a knob] A plant.
36653 naphtha NAPHTHA, n. [from nafata, to push out, as pustules, to throw out, to boil, to be angry. In Ambaric, ...
36654 naphthaline NAPHTHALINE, n. A peculiar crystalizable substance, deposited from naphtha distilled from coal tar, ...
36655 napkin NAPKIN, n. [nape, cloth; of which napkin is a diminutive.]1. A cloth used for wiping the hands; a ...
36656 napless NAPLESS, a. Without nap; threadbare.
36657 nappal NAPPAL, n. Soap rock.
36658 nappiness NAPPINESS, n. 1. The quality of being sleepy or inclined to take naps.2. The quality of having a ...
36659 nappy NAPPY, frothy; spumy; as nappy beer.
36660 naptaking NAPTAKING, a. Taking naps.NAPTAKING, n. A taking by surprise, as when one is not on his guard; ...
36661 narcissus NARCISSUS, n. In botany, the daffodil, a genus of plants of several species. They are of the ...
36662 narcotic NARCOTIC, n. A medicine which stupefies the senses and renders insensible to pain; hence, a ...
36663 narcotically NARCOTICALLY, adv. By producing torpor or drowsiness.
36664 narcoticness NARCOTICNESS, n. The quality of inducing sleep or removing pain.
36665 narcotine NARCOTINE, n. The pure narcotic principle of opium.
36666 nard NARD, n.1. A plant usually called spikenard, spica nardi; highly valued by the ancients, both as an ...
36667 nardine NARDINE, a. Pertaining to nard; having the qualities of spikenard.
36668 nare NARE, n. The nostril.
36669 narrable NARRABLE, a. That may be related, told, or narrated.
36670 narrate NARRATE, v.t.1. To tell, rehearse or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of any event or ...
36671 narrated NARRATED, pp. Related; told.
36672 narrating NARRATING, ppr. Relating; telling; reciting.
36673 narration NARRATION, n. 1. The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; rehearsal; recital.2. ...
36674 narrative NARRATIVE, a. 1. Relating the particulars of an event or transaction; giving a particular or ...
36675 narratively NARRATIVELY, adv. By way of narration, story, or recital.
36676 narrator NARRATOR, n. One that narrates; one that relates a series of events or transactions.
36677 narratory NARRATORY, a. Giving an account of events.
36678 narrow NARROW, a. I suspect this word and near to be contracted by the loss of g, nig, narrow, strait; ...
36679 narrowed NARROWED, pp. Contracted; made less wide.
36680 narrowing NARROWING,ppr. Contracting; making less broad.
36681 narrowings NARROWINGS, n. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.
36682 narrowly NARROWLY, adv. 1. With little breadth. 2. Contractedly; without much extent.3. Closely; accurately; ...
36683 narrowness NARROWNESS, n. 1. Smallness of breadth or distance from side to side; as the narrowness of cloth, ...
36684 narrows NARROWS, n. A strait; a narrow passage through a mountain, or a narrow channel of water between one ...
36685 narwal NARWAL, n. The Monodon monoceros, a cetaceous animal found in the northern seas, which grows to ...
36686 nas NAS, for ne has, has not.
36687 nasal NASAL, a. Pertaining to the nose; formed or affected by the nose; as a nasal sound; a nasal letter. ...
36688 nascal NASCAL, n. 1. A kind of medicated pessary.2. Pessary made of wool or cotton, to raise the nose ...
36689 nascent NASCENT, a. [to be born] beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being.
36690 naseberry NASEBERRY, n. The naseberry tree is a species of the genus Sloanea.
36691 nasicornous NASICORNOUS, a. Having a horn growing on the nose.
36692 nastily NASTILY, adv. 1. In a nasty manner; filthily; dirtily.2. Obscenely.
36693 nastiness NASTINESS, n. 1. Extreme filthiness; dirtiness; filth.2. Obscenity; ribaldry.
36694 nasturtion NASTURTION, n. A plant of the genus Tropaeolum; Indian cresses.
36695 nasty NASTY, a. 1. Disgustingly filthy; very dirty, foul or defiled; nauseous.2. Obscene.
36696 nasus NASUS, n. A fresh water fish, about nine inches in length, resembling the chub. It is found in the ...
36697 natal NATAL, a. Pertaining to birth. The natal day is the day of birth or nativity. So we say, natal ...
36698 natalitial NATALITIAL, a. Pertaining to ones birth or birth day, or consecrated to ones activity.
36699 natalitious NATALITIOUS, a. Pertaining to ones birth or birth day, or consecrated to ones nativity.
36700 natant NATANT, a. In botany, swimming; floating on the surface of water; as the leaf of an aquatic plant.
36701 natation NATATION, n. A swimming; the act of floating on the water
36702 natatory NATATORY, a. Enabling to swim.
36703 natch NATCH, n. The part of an ox between the loins, near the rump.
36704 nathless NATHLESS, adv. Nevertheless; not the less; notwithstanding.
36705 nathmore NATHMORE, adv. Not the more; never the more.
36706 nation NATION, n. [to be born]1. A body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same ...
36707 national NATIONAL, a. 1. Pertaining to a nation; as national customs, dress or language. 2. Public; general; ...
36708 nationality NATIONALITY, n. National character; also, the quality of being national, or strongly attached to ...
36709 nationalize NATIONALIZE, v.t. To make national; to give to one the character and habits of a nation, or the ...
36710 nationally NATIONALLY, adv. In regard to the nation; as a whole nation.The jews-bing nationally espoused to ...
36711 native NATIVE, a. 1. Produced by nature; original; born with the being; natural; not acquired; as native ...
36712 natively NATIVELY, adv. By birth, naturally; originally.
36713 nativeness NATIVENESS, n. State of being produced by nature.
36714 nativity NATIVITY, n. 1. Birth; the coming into life or the world. The feast of Christmas is observed in ...
36715 natka NATKA, n. A bird, a species of shrike.
36716 natrolite NATROLITE, n. A variety of mesotype or zeolite, so called by Klaproth on account of the great ...
36717 natron NATRON, n. Native carbonate of soda, or mineral alkali. [See niter]
36718 natural NATURAL, a. [to be born or produced]1. Pertaining to nature; produced or effected by nature, or by ...
36719 naturalism NATURALISM, n. Mere state of nature.
36720 naturalist NATURALIST, n. One that studies natural history and philosophy or physics; one that is versed in ...
36721 naturalization NATURALIZATION, n. [See Naturalize] The act of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of ...
36722 naturalize NATURALIZE, v.t. [from natural, nature.]1. To confer on an alien the rights and privileges of a ...
36723 naturalized NATURALIZED, pp. Invested with the privileges of natives; rendered easy and familiar; adapted to a ...
36724 naturalizing NATURALIZING, ppr. Vesting with the rights of native subjects; making easy; acclimating; adopting.
36725 naturally NATURALLY, adv.1. According to nature; by the force or impulse of nature; not by art or habit. We ...
36726 naturalness NATURALNESS, n. 1. The state of being given or produced by nature; as the naturalness of desire.2. ...
36727 naturals NATURALS, n. plu. Among physicians, whatever belongs naturally to an animal; opposed to ...
36728 nature NATURE, n. [L. from nature, born, produced,]1. In a general sense, whatever is made or produced; a ...
36729 naturist NATURIST, n. One who ascribes every thing t nature.
36730 naturity NATURITY, n. The quality or state of being produced by nature. [ A very bad word and not used.]
36731 naufrage NAUFRAGE, n. [L. A ship, and to break See wreck, which is from the same root, break] Shipwreck. ...
36732 naufragous NAUFRAGOUS, a. Causing shipwreck. [Little used]
36733 naught NAUGHT, n. Nothing. Doth Job serve God for naught? Job 1.Thou sellest thy people for naught. Psalm ...
36734 naughtily NAUGHTILY, adv. nautily. Wickedly; corruptly.
36735 naughtiness NAUGHTINESS, n. Nautiness.1. Badness; wickedness; evil principle or purpose. I know thy pride and ...
36736 naulage NAULAGE, n. The freight of passengers in a ship.
36737 naumachy NAUMACHY, n. 1. Among the ancient Romans, a show or spectacle representing a sea-fight.2. The place ...
36738 nausea NAUSEA, n. Originally and properly, sea-sickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach, ...
36739 nauseate NAUSEATE, v.t. 1. To lothe; to reject with disgust. The patient nauseates and lothes wholesome ...
36740 nauseous NAUSEOUS, a. Lothesome; disgustful; disgusting; regarded with abhorrence; as a nauseous drug or ...
36741 nauseously NAUSEOUSLY, adv. Lothesomely; disgustfully.
36742 nauseousness NAUSEOUSNESS, n. Lothesomeness; quality of exciting disgust; as the nauseousness of a drug or ...
36743 nautic NAUTIC, a. [L. A seaman, a ship, See Navy] Pertaining to seamen or navigation; as nautical skill; a ...
36744 nautical NAUTICAL, a. [L. A seaman, a ship, See Navy] Pertaining to seamen or navigation; as nautical skill; ...
36745 nautilite NAUTILITE, n. A fossil nautilus.
36746 nautilus NAUTILUS, n. [L.,Gr. A ship] A genus of marine animals, whose shell consists of one spiral valve ...
36747 naval NAVAL, a. [L. Gr. A ship]1. Consisting of ships; as a naval force or armament. 2. Pertaining to ...
36748 navals NAVALS, n. Naval affairs. [Not used]
36749 navarch NAVARCH, n. In ancient Greece, the commander of a fleet.
36750 navarchy NAVARCHY, n. [from L. And admiral.] Knowledge of managing ships.
36751 nave NAVE, n. 1. The thick piece of timber in the center of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted; ...
36753 navel-gall NAVEL-GALL, n. A bruise on the top of the chine of the back of a horse, behind the saddle.
36754 navel-string NAVEL-STRING, n. The umbilical cord. [See navel]
36755 navel-wort NAVEL-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Cotyledon. It has the appearance of houseleek.
36752 navel NAVEL, n. The center of the lower part of the abdomen, or the point where the umbilical cord ...
36756 navew NAVEW, n. A plant of the genus Brassica. It has a spindle-shaped root, less than the turnep.
36757 navicular NAVICULAR, a. [L., a little ship]1. Relating to small ships or boats. 2. Shaped like a boat; ...
36758 navigable NAVIGABLE, a. [L. From navigo, to sail, from navis, a ship] To pass on water in ships; to sail. The ...
36759 navigate NAVIGATE, v.t. 1. To pass over in ships; to sail on ; as to navigate the Atlantic.2. To steer, ...
36760 navigation NAVIGATION, ppr. Passing on or over in sailing; steering and managing in sailing.NAVIGATION, n. 1. ...
36761 navigator NAVIGATOR, n. One that navigates or sails; chiefly, one who directs the course of a ship, or one ...
36762 navy NAVY, n. [Gr. From to swim. To swim then is to move up and down.]1. A fleet of ships; an assemblage ...
36763 nawl NAWL, n. An awl. [Not in use]
36764 nay NAY, adv. [a contracted word, to deny]1. No; a word that expresses negation.I tell you nay, but ...
36765 nayward NAYWARD, n. Tendency to denial. [Not used]
36766 nayword NAYWORD, n. A by-word; a proverbial reproach; a watch-word.
36767 nazarite NAZARITE, n. A jew who professed extraordinary purity of life and devotion.
36768 nazaritism NAZARITISM, n. The doctrines of practice of the Nazarites.
36769 ne NE, not, is obsolete. We find it in early English writers, prefixed to other words; as nill, for ...
36770 neaf NEAF, n. The fist.
36771 neal NEAL, v.t. To temper and reduce to a due consistence by heat. But neal is now rarely used. [See ...
36773 neap-tide NEAP-TIDE, n. Low tide. [See Neap.]
36772 neap NEAP, n. [This word may belong to the root of neb, nib; nose] The tongue or pole of a cart, sled or ...
36774 neaped NEAPED, BENEAPED, a. Left aground. A ship is said to be neaped, when left aground, particularly on ...
36775 neapolitan NEAPOLITAN, a. Belonging to Naples, in Italy.
36776 near NEAR, a. [This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh; ...
36777 nearest NEAREST, a. Shortest; most direct; as the nearest way to London. So we use nearer for shorter. ...
36778 nearly NEARLY, adv. 1. At no great distance; not remotely.2. Closely; as two persons nearly related or ...
36779 nearness NEARNESS, n. 1. Closeness; small distance. The nearness of a place to a market enhances the value ...
36780 neat NEAT, n. [Neat coincides with the root of need in elements, and if connected with it, the sense is ...
36781 neatherd NEATHERD, n. A person who has the care of cattle; a cow-keeper.
36782 neatly NEATLY, adv. 1. With neatness; in a neat manner; in a cleanly manner; as a garment neatly washed.2. ...
36783 neatness NEATNESS, n. 1. Exact cleanliness; entire freedom from foul matter; as the neatness of a floor or ...
36784 neatress NEATRESS, n. [from neat, cattle] A female who takes care of cattle. [ Not used in the United ...
36785 neb NEB, n. [G. In the different dialects, it signifies a bill, beak, the nose, or the face, from ...
36786 nebulab NEBULAB, n. [fog, mist; Probably the primary sense is thick or mixed.]1. A dark spot, a film in the ...
36787 nebule NEBULE, n . [fog, mist; Probably the primary sense is thick or mixed.]1. A dark spot, a film in the ...
36788 nebulosity NEBULOSITY, n. [from nebulous.] The state of being cloudy or hazy.
36789 nebulous NEBULOUS, a. 1. Cloudy; hazy. 2. Resembling a small cloud or collection of vapors.
36790 necessarian NECESSARIAN,n. [See Necessary.] An advocate for the doctrine of philosophical necessity; more ...
36791 necessaries NECESSARIES, n. plu. [from necessary] Things necessary for some purpose; as the necessaries of ...
36792 necessarily NECESSARILY, adv.1. By necessity; in such a manner that it cannot be otherwise. Truth is ...
36793 necessariness NECESSARINESS, n. The state of being necessary.
36794 necessary NECESSARY, a. 1. That must be; that cannot be otherwise; indispensably requisite. It is necessary ...
36795 necessitarian NECESSITARIAN, n. One who maintains the doctrine of philosophical necessity in regard to the ...
36796 necessitate NECESSITATE, v.t. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable; to compel.The marquis ...
36797 necessitated NECESSITATED,pp. Made necessary, indispensable or unavoidable.
36798 necessitating NECESSITATING, ppr. Making necessary or indispensable.
36799 necessitation NECESSITATION, n. The act of making necessary; compulsion. [Little used]
36800 necessitied NECESSITIED, a. In a state of want. [ Not in use.]
36801 necessitous NECESSITOUS, a. 1.Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.There are multitudes of necessitous ...
36802 necessitousness NECESSITOUSNESS, n. Extreme poverty or destitution of the means of living; pressing want.
36803 necessitude NECESSITUDE, n. Necessitousness; want. [ Not used.]
36804 necessity NECESSITY, n. 1. That which must be and cannot be otherwise, or the cause of that which cannot be ...
36805 neck NECK, n. [G. This word is properly the nape or vertebrae of the neck behind, and is so rendered in ...
36806 neckatee NECKATEE,n . A gorget; a kerchief for a womans neck. [Not in use.]
36807 neckbeef NECKBEEF, n. The coarse flesh of the neck of cattle, sold at a low price.As cheap as neckbeef.
36808 necked NECKED, a. Having a neck ; as in stiff-necked.
36809 neckerchief NECKERCHIEF, n. A gorget; a kerchief for a womans neck. [ Not in use.]
36810 necklace NECKLACE, n. A string of beads or precious stones, worn by women on the neck.
36811 necklaced NECKLACED, a. Marked as with a necklace.
36812 neckland NECKLAND, n. A neck or long tract of land.
36813 neckverse NECKVERSE, n. The verse formerly read to entitle a party to the benefit of clergy, said to be the ...
36814 neckweed NECKWEED, n. Hemp; in ridicule.
36815 necrological NECROLOGICAL, a. Pertaining to or giving an account of the dead or of deaths.
36816 necrologist NECROLOGIST, n. One who gives an account of deaths.
36817 necrology NECROLOGY, n. [dead, and discourse] An account of the dead or of deaths; a register of deaths.
36818 necromancer NECROMANCER, n. [See Necromancy.] One who pretends to foretell future events by holding converse ...
36819 necromancy NECROMANCY, n. [Gr. Dead, and divination.]1. The art of revealing future events by means of a ...
36820 necromantic NECROMANTIC, a. Pertaining to necromancy; performed by necromancy.NECROMANTIC, n. Trick; ...
36821 necromantically NECROMANTICALLY, adv. By necromancy or the black art; by conjuration.
36822 necronite NECRONITE, n. [Gr., dead] Fetid feldspar, a mineral which when struck or pounded, exhales a fetid ...
36823 nectar NECTAR, n. 1. In fabulous history and poetry, the drink of the gods; hence,2. A very sweet and ...
36824 nectarean NECTAREAN, a. Resembling nectar; very sweet and pleasant.The juice nectareous and the balmy dew.
36825 nectared NECTARED, a. Imbued with nectar; mingled with nectar; abounding with nectar.
36826 nectarial NECTARIAL, a. Pertaining to the nectary of a plant.Stamens inserted into the margin of a glandulous ...
36827 nectariferous NECTARIFEROUS, a. [L., to bear] Producing nectar or nomus; as a nectariferous glandule.
36828 nectarine NECTARINE, a. Sweet as nectar.NECTARINE, n. A fruit, a variety of the peach with a smooth rind.
36829 nectarize NECTARIZE, v.t. To sweeten.
36830 nectarous NECTAROUS, a. Sweet as nectar.
36831 nectary NECTARY, n. In botany, the melliferous part of a vegetable, peculiar to the flower. It usually ...
36832 nedder NEDDER, n. An adder.
36833 need NEED, n. [to be in want. The primary sense is to press.]1. Want; occasion for something; necessity; ...
36834 needed NEEDED, pp. Wanted.
36835 needer NEEDER, n. One that wants.
36836 needful NEEDFUL, a. Necessary, as supply or relief; requisite.All things needful for defense abound.
36837 needfully NEEDFULLY, adv. Necessarily.
36838 needily NEEDILY, adv. [from needy] In want or poverty.
36839 neediness NEEDINESS, n. [from needy] Want; poverty; indigence.
36840 needing NEEDING, ppr. Wanting; requiring, as supply or relief.
36842 needle-fish NEEDLE-FISH, n. A fish of the genus Syngnathus. The middle of the body is hexangular. Also, the ...
36843 needle-maker NEEDLE-MAKER, n. One who manufactures needles.
36844 needle-ore NEEDLE-ORE, n. Acicular bismuth glance.
36845 needle-shell NEEDLE-SHELL, n. The sea-urchin.
36846 needle-stone NEEDLE-STONE, n. A mineral of the zeolite family.
36847 needle-zeolite NEEDLE-ZEOLITE, n. A species of zeolite of a grayish white color.
36841 needle NEEDLE, n. [G. something sharp or pointed. It may be allied to nettle.]1. A small instrument of ...
36848 needleful NEEDLEFUL, n. As much thread as is put at once in a needle.
36849 needler NEEDLER, n. One who manufactures needles.
36850 needless NEEDLESS, a. 1. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite; as needless labor; needless expenses.2. Not ...
36851 needlessly NEEDLESSLY, adv. Without necessity.
36852 needlessness NEEDLESSNESS, n. Unnecessariness.
36853 needlework NEEDLEWORK, n. Work executed with a needle; or the business of a seamstress. It is used ...
36854 needment NEEDMENT, n. Something needed or wanted. [Not used.]
36855 needs NEEDS, adv. Necessarily; indispensably; generally used with must.
36856 needy NEEDY, a. Necessitous; indigent; very poor; distressed by want of the means of living.To relieve ...
36857 neer NEER, a contraction of never.
36858 neese NEESE, v.i. To sneeze [See sneeze, which is formed on this word.]
36859 neesewort NEESEWORT, n. A plant.
36860 neesing NEESING, n. A sneezing.
36861 nef NEF, n. The nave of a church. [Not used. See Nave.]
36862 nefandous NEFANDOUS, a. [L. Unlawful, or to utter.] Wicked in the extreme; abominable; atrociously sinful or ...
36863 nefariously NEFARIOUSLY, adv. With extreme wickedness; abominably.
36864 negation NEGATION, n. [L. The sense is to thrust, to stop or repel; for in Italian, negare is to deny, and ...
36865 negative NEGATIVE, a. 1. Implying denial or negation; opposed to affirmative, as a negative proposition is ...
36866 negatively NEGATIVELY, adv.1. With or by denial; as, he answered negatively.2. In the form of speech implying ...
36867 negatory NEGATORY, a. That denies; belonging to negation. [Little used.]
36868 negboor NEGBOOR, n. 1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a ...
36869 neger NEGER, n. [L. niger] A black person; one of the African race.
36870 neglect NEGLECT, v.t. [G. To let, to leave, to suffer to pass. The sense of the latter words then is to ...
36871 neglected NEGLECTED, pp. Omitted to be done; slighted; disregarded.
36872 neglecter NEGLECTER, n. One that neglects.
36873 neglectful NEGLECTFUL, a. 1. Heedless; careless; inattentive.2. Accustomed or apt to omit what may or ought to ...
36874 neglectfully NEGLECTFULLY, adv. With neglect; with heedless inattention; with careless indifference.
36875 neglecting NEGLECTING, ppr. Omitting; passing by; forbearing to do; slighting; treating with indifference.
36876 neglectingly NEGLECTINGLY, adv. Carelessly; heedlessly.
36877 neglection NEGLECTION, n. The state of being negligent. [Not used.]
36878 neglective NEGLECTIVE, a. Inattentive; regardless of. [Little used.]
36879 negligee NEGLIGEE, n. A kind of gown formerly worn.
36880 negligence NEGLIGENCE, n. 1. Neglect; omission to do; more generally, 2. Habitual omission of that which ought ...
36881 negligent NEGLIGENT, a. 1. Careless; heedless; apt or accustomed to omit what ought to be done; inattentive ...
36882 negligently NEGLIGENTLY, adv. 1. Carelessly; heedlessly; without exactness; as a person negligently dressed; a ...
36883 negotiability NEGOTIABILITY, n. The quality of being negotiable or transferable by indorsement.
36884 negotiable NEGOTIABLE, a. [from negotiate] That may be transferred by assignment or indorsement; that may be ...
36885 negotiant NEGOTIANT, n. One who negotiates; a negotiator. [Not used.]
36886 negotiate NEGOTIATE, v.i. [ L. An errand, business; to go on errands, to negotiate.]1. To transact business; ...
36887 negotiated NEGOTIATED, pp. Procured or obtained by agreement with another; sold or transferred for a valuable ...
36888 negotiating NEGOTIATING, ppr. Treating with; transacting business.
36889 negotiation NEGOTIATION, n. 1. The act of negotiating; the transacting of business in traffick; the treating ...
36890 negotiator NEGOTIATOR, n. One that negotiates; one that treats with others either as principal or agent, in ...
36891 negress NEGRESS, n. [See Negro.] A female of the black race of Africa.
36892 negro NEGRO, n. [It is remarkable that our common people retain the exact Latin pronunciation of this ...
36893 negus NEGUS, n . A liquor made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg and lemon juice; so called, it is said, ...
36894 neif NEIF, n. 1. The neaf or fist. [Not used.]2. A slave. [Not used.]
36895 neigh NEIGH, v.i. [signifies to jar or quarrel; a sharp noise.] To utter the voice of a horse, expressive ...
36896 neighbor NEIGHBOR, n. 1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a ...
36897 neighborhood NEIGHBORHOOD, n. 1. A place near; vicinity; the adjoining district or any place not distant. He ...
36898 neighboring NEIGHBORING, a. Living or being near; as the neighboring inhabitants; neighboring countries or ...
36899 neighborliness NEIGHBORLINESS, n. State or quality of being neighborly.
36900 neighborly NEIGHBORLY, a.1. Becoming a neighbor; kind; civil.Judge if this be neighborly dealing.2. ...
36901 neighborship NEIGHBORSHIP, n. State of being neighbors. [Not in use.]
36902 neither NEITHER, n. [Compound pronoun, pronominal adjective, or a substitute, and not either, or not other. ...
36903 nemolite NEMOLITE, n. An arborized stone.
36904 nemoral NEMORAL, a. Pertaining to a wood or grove.
36905 nemorous NEMOROUS, a. Woody.
36906 nempne NEMPNE, v.t. To call.
36907 nenia NENIA, n. A funeral song; an elegy.
36908 nenuphar NENUPHAR, n. The water lily or water rose, a species of Nymphaea.
36909 neodamode NEODAMODE, n. In ancient Greece, a person newly admitted to citizenship.
36910 neologic NEOLOGIC, a. Pertaining to neology; employing new words.
36911 neological NEOLOGICAL, a. Pertaining to neology; employing new words.
36912 neologism NEOLOGISM, n. A new word or expression.
36913 neologist NEOLOGIST, n. One who introduces new words into a language. Lavoisier has been a successful ...
36914 neology NEOLOGY, n. The introduction of a new word or of new words into a language. The present ...
36915 neonomian NEONOMIAN, n. One who advocates new laws, or desires Gods law to be altered.
36916 neophyte NEOPHYTE, n.1. A new convert or proselyte; a name given by the early Christians to such heathens as ...
36917 neoteric NEOTERIC, a. [Gr. Young, from new] New; recent in origin; modern.
36918 neoterical NEOTERICAL, a. [Gr. Young, from new] New; recent in origin; modern.
36919 nep NEP, n. A plant of the genus Nepeta; catmint.
36920 nepenthe NEPENTHE, n. [Gr. not, and grief.] A drug or medicine that drives away pain and grief. [Little ...
36921 nephelin NEPHELIN, n. [Gr. A cloud] A mineral found mixed with other substances, primitive or volcanic, in ...
36922 nepheline NEPHELINE, n. [Gr. A cloud] A mineral found mixed with other substances, primitive or volcanic, in ...
36923 nephew NEPHEW, n. 1. The son of a brother or sister.2. A grandson; also a descendant. [Not much used.]
36924 nephrite NEPHRITE, n. A mineral, a subspecies of jade, of a leek green color, massive and in rolled pieces. ...
36925 nephritic NEPHRITIC, a. [Gr. From the kidneys.]1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a ...
36926 nephritical NEPHRITICAL, a. [Gr. From the kidneys.]1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a ...
36927 nephritis NEPHRITIS, n. In medicine, an inflammation of the kidneys.
36928 nephrotomy NEPHROTOMY, n. [Gr. A kidney, to cut] In surgery, the operation of extracting a stone from the ...
36929 nepotism NEPOTISM, n. [from nephew]1. Fondness for nephews.2. Undue attachment to relations; favoritism ...
36930 neptunian NEPTUNIAN, a. [the fabled deity of the ocean.]1. Pertaining to the ocean or sea.2. Formed by water ...
36931 neptunist NEPTUNIST, n. One who adopts the theory that the whole earth was once covered with water, or rather ...
36932 nereid NEREID, n. In mythology, a sea nymph. In ancient monuments, the Nereids are represented as riding ...
36933 nerfling NERFLING, n. A fresh water fish of Germany, of the lether-mouthed kind, and apparently a variety of ...
36934 nerite NERITE, n. A genus of univalvular shells.
36935 neritite NERITITE, n. A petrified shell of the genus Nerita.
36936 nerve NERVE, n. 1. An organ of sensation and motion in animals. The nerves are prolongations of the ...
36937 nerved NERVED, pp. 1. Armed with strength.2. In botany, having vessels simple and unbranched, extending ...
36938 nerveless NERVELESS, a. Destitute of strength; weak.
36939 nervine NERVINE,a. That has the quality of relieving in disorders of the nerves.NERVINE, n. A medicine that ...
36940 nervose NERVOSE, a. In botany [See Nerved, No.2]
36941 nervous NERVOUS, a. 1. Strong; vigorous; as a nervous arm.2. Pertaining to the nerves; seated in or ...
36942 nervously NERVOUSLY, adv. With strength or vigor.
36943 nervousness NERVOUSNESS, n. 1. Strength; force; vigor.2. The state of being composed of nerves.
36944 nervy NERVY, a. Strong; vigorous.
36945 nescience NESCIENCE, n. Want of knowledge; ignorance.
36946 nesh NESH, a. Soft; tender; nice. [Not used.]
36947 ness NESS, a termination of appellatives, denotes state or quality, as in goodness, greatness.
36948 nest NEST, n. 1. The place or bed formed or used by a bird for incubation or the mansion of her young, ...
36949 nestegg NESTEGG, n. An egg left in the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it.
36950 nestle NESTLE, v.i. 1. To settle; to harbor; to lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest.The king-fisher ...
36951 nestling NESTLING, n. 1. A young bird in the nest, or just taken from the nest.2. A nest.NESTLING, a. Newly ...
36952 nestorian NESTORIAN, n. A follower of Nestorius, a heretic of the fifth century, who taught that Christ was ...
36954 net-work NET-WORK, n. A complication of threads, twine or cords united at certain distances, forming meshes, ...
36953 net NET, n. 1. An instrument for catching fish and fowls, or wild beasts, formed with twine or thread ...
36955 nether NETHER, a. [This word is of the comparative degree; the positive occurs only in composition, as in ...
36956 nethermost NETHERMOST, a. Lowest; as the nethermost hell; the nethermost abyss.
36957 netting NETTING, n. 1. A piece of network.2. A complication of ropes fastened across each other, to be ...
36959 nettle-tree NETTLE-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Celtis whose leaves are deeply serrated, and end in a sharp ...
36958 nettle NETTLE, n. A plant of the genus Urtica, whose prickles fret the skin and occasion very painful ...
36960 nettled NETTLED, pp. Fretted; irritated.
36961 nettler NETTLER, n. One that provokes, stings or irritates.
36962 nettling NETTLING, ppr. Irritating; vexing.
36963 neurological NEUROLOGICAL, a. [See Neurology.] Pertaining to neurolgy, or to a description of the nerves of ...
36964 neurologist NEUROLOGIST, n. One who describes the nerves of animals.
36965 neurology NEUROLOGY,n. [Gr. A nerve, and discourse.] A description of the nerves of animal bodies, or the ...
36966 neuropter NEUROPTER, n. [Gr., a nerve, and a wing.] The neuropters are an order of insects having four ...
36967 neuroptera NEUROPTERA, n. [Gr., a nerve, and a wing.] The neuropters are an order of insects having four ...
36968 neuropteral NEUROPTERAL, a. Belonging to the order of neuropters.
36969 neurospast NEUROSPAST, n. [Gr. To draw with strings.] A puppet; a little figure put in motion.
36970 neurotic NEUROTIC, a. [Gr. A nerve.] Useful in disorders of the nerves.NEUROTIC, n. A medicine useful in the ...
36971 neurotomical NEUROTOMICAL, a. [See Neurotomy.] Pertaining to the anatomy or dissection of the nerves.
36972 neurotomist NEUROTOMIST, n. One who dissects the nerves.
36973 neurotomy NEUROTOMY, n. [Gr. A nerve, and to cut.] 1. The dissection of a nerve.2. The art or practice of ...
36974 neuter NEUTER, a. [L. not either.]1. Not adhering to either party; taking no part with either side, either ...
36975 neutral NEUTRAL, a. [L. From neuter.]1. Not engaged on either side; not taking an active part with either ...
36976 neutralist NEUTRALIST, n. A neutral. [Little used.]
36977 neutrality NEUTRALITY, n. 1. The state of being unengaged in disputes or contests between others; the state ...
36978 neutralization NEUTRALIZATION, n. [from neutralize.]1. The act of neutralizing or destroying the peculiar ...
36979 neutralize NEUTRALIZE, v.t.1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of indifference between different ...
36980 neutralized NEUTRALIZED, pp. Reduced to neutrality or indifference.
36981 neutralizer NEUTRALIZER, n. That which neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises or renders inert the ...
36982 neutralizing NEUTRALIZING, ppr. Destroying or rendering inert the peculiar properties of a substance; reducing ...
36983 neutrally NEUTRALLY, adv. Without taking part with either side; indifferently.
36984 never NEVER, adv.1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time. It refers to the past or the future. This ...
36985 nevertheless NEVERTHELESS, adv. Not the less; notwithstanding; that is, in opposition to any thing, or without ...
36987 new-fangled NEW-FANGLED, a. [new and fangle.] New made; formed with the affectation of novelty; in ...
36988 new-fangledness NEW-FANGLEDNESS, n. Vain or affected fashion or form.
36989 new-fashioned NEW-FASHIONED, a. Made in a new form, or lately come into fashion.
36990 new-model NEW-MODEL, v.t. To give a new form to.
36991 new-modeled NEW-MODELED, a. Formed after a new model.
36992 new-modeling NEW-MODELING, ppr. Giving a new form to.
36986 new NEW, a. 1. Lately made, invented, produced or come into being; that has existed a short time only; ...
36993 newel NEWEL, n. In architecture, the upright post about which are formed winding stairs, or a cylinder of ...
36994 newing NEWING, n. Yeast or barm.
36995 newish NEWISH, a. Somewhat new; nearly new.
36996 newly NEWLY, adv.1. Lately; freshly; recently.He rubbd it oer with newly gathered mint.2. With a new ...
36997 newness NEWNESS, n. 1. Lateness of origin; recentness; state of being lately invented or produced; as the ...
36999 news-monger NEWS-MONGER, n. One that deals in news; one who employs much time in hearing and telling news.
36998 news NEWS, n. [ From new; This word has a plural form, but is almost always united with a verb in the ...
37000 newspaper NEWSPAPER, n. A sheet of paper printed and distributed for conveying news; a public print that ...
37001 newt NEWT, n. A small lizard; an eft.
37002 newtonian NEWTONIAN, a. Pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or formed or discovered by him; as the Newtonian ...
37003 next NEXT, a. 1. Nearest in place; that has no object intervening between it and some other; immediately ...
37004 nias NIAS, for an eyas, a young hawk.
37005 nib NIB, n. 1. The bill or beak of a fowl.2. The point of any thing, particularly of a pen.
37006 nibbed NIBBED, a. Having a nib or point.
37007 nibble NIBBLE, v.t. [from nib.]1. To bite by little at a time; to eat slowly or in small bits. So sheep ...
37008 nibbler NIBBLER, n. One that bites a little at a time; a carper.
37009 nibbling NIBBLING, ppr. Biting in small bits; carping.
37010 nibiliary NIBIL'IARY, n. [See Noble.] A history of noble families.
37011 nice NICE, a. [G. To eat dainties or sweetmeats]1. Properly, soft; whence, delicate; tender; dainty; ...
37012 nicely NICELY, adv. 1. With delicate perception; as, to be nicely sensible.2. Accurately; exactly; with ...
37013 nicene NICENE, a. Pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor. The Nicene creed, was a summary of Christian ...
37014 niceness NICENESS, n. 1. Delicacy of perception; the quality of perceiving small differences; as niceness of ...
37015 nicety NICETY, n.1. Niceness; delicacy of perception.2. Excess of delicacy; fastidiousness; ...
37016 nich NICH, n. A cavity, hollow, or recess within the thickness of a wall, for a statue or bust.
37017 niche NICHE, n. A cavity, hollow, or recess within the thickness of a wall, for a statue or bust.
37018 nick NICK, n. In the northern mythology, an evil spirit of the saters; hence the modern vulgar phrase, ...
37019 nickar-tree NICKAR-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Guilandina, which grows in the western parts of the United ...
37020 nickel NICKEL, n. A metal of a white or reddish white color, of great hardness, very difficult to be ...
37021 nickelic NICKELIC, a. The nickelic acid is a saturated combination of nickel and oxygen.
37022 nicker NICKER, n. One who watches for opportunities to pilfer or practice knavery.
37023 nickname NICKNAME, n. [G. To banter. Signifies to surname, to call by a name of reproach.] A name given in ...
37024 nicknamed NICKNAMED, pp. Named in derision.
37025 nicknaming NICKNAMING, ppr. Calling by a name in contempt or derision.
37026 nicolaitan NICOLAITAN, n. One of a sect in the ancient Christian church, so named from Nicolas, a deacon of ...
37027 nicotian NICOTIAN, a. Pertaining to or denoting tobacco; and as a noun, tobacco; so called from Nicot, who ...
37028 nicotin NICOTIN, n. The peculiar principle in the leaves of tobacco; a colorless substance of an acrid ...
37029 nictate NICTATE, v.i. [L. to wink.] To wink.
37030 nictating NICTATING, ppr. or a. Winking. The nictitating membrane is a thin membrane that covers and protects ...
37031 nictation NICTATION, n. The act of winking.
37032 nictitating NICTITATING, ppr. or a. Winking. The nictitating membrane is a thin membrane that covers and ...
37033 nide NIDE, n. [L. A nest.] A brood; as a nide of pheasants.
37034 nidget NIDGET, n. A dastard. [Not in use.]
37035 nidificate NIDIFICATE, v.i. [L. A nest.] To make a nest.
37036 nidification NIDIFICATION, n. The act or operation of building a nest, and the hatching and feeding of young in ...
37037 niding NIDING, n. A despicable coward; a dastard.
37038 nidor NIDOR, n. Scent, savor.
37039 nidorosity NIDOROSITY, n. Eructation with the taste of undigested roast meat.
37040 nidorous NIDOROUS, a. Resembling the smell or taste of roasted meat.
37041 nidulant NIDULANT, a. [L. Nest.] In botany, nestling; lying loose in pulp or cotton, within a berry or ...
37042 nidulation NIDULATION, n. The time of remaining in the nest; as of a bird.
37043 nidus NIDUS, n. [L.] A nest; a repository for the eggs of birds, insects, &c.
37044 niece NIECE, n. The daughter of a brother or sister.
37045 nifle NIFLE, n. A trifle.
37046 niggard NIGGARD, n. [straight, narrow; to haggle, to be sordidly parsimonious; exhibiting analogies similar ...
37047 niggardise NIGGARDISE, n. Niggardliness. [Not in use.]
37048 niggardish NIGGARDISH, a. Somewhat covetous or niggardly.
37049 niggardliness NIGGARDLINESS, n. Mean covetousness; sordid parsimony; extreme avarice manifested in sparing ...
37050 niggardly NIGGARDLY, a. 1. Meanly covetous or avaricious; sordidly parsimonious; extremely sparing of ...
37051 niggardness NIGGARDNESS, n. Niggardliness. [Not used.]
37052 niggardy NIGGARDY, n. Niggardliness. [Not used.]
37053 niggle NIGGLE, v.t. and I. To mock; to trifle with. [Not in use.]
37054 nigh NIGH, a. [G. A preposition signifying to, on or after, that is, approaching, pressing on, making ...
37055 nighly NIGHLY, adv. Nearly; within a little.A cube and a sphere nighly of the same bigness. [Not used.]
37056 nighness NIGHNESS, n. Nearness; proximity in place, time or degree.
37058 night-angling NIGHT-ANGLING, n. The angling for or catching fish in the night.
37059 night-bird NIGHT-BIRD, n. A bird that flies only in the night.
37060 night-born NIGHT-BORN, a. Produced in darkness.
37061 night-brawler NIGHT-BRAWLER, n. One who excites brawls or makes a tumult at night.
37062 night-cap NIGHT-CAP, n. A cap worn in bed or in undress.
37063 night-crow NIGHT-CROW, n. A fowl that cries in the night.
37064 night-dew NIGHT-DEW, n. The dew formed in the night.
37065 night-dog NIGHT-DOG, n. A dog that hunts in the night; used by deer-stealers.
37066 night-dress NIGHT-DRESS, n. A dress worn at night.
37067 night-faring NIGHT-FARING, a. Traveling in the night.
37068 night-fire NIGHT-FIRE, n. 1. Ignis fatuus; Will with a wisp; Jack with a lantern.2. Fire burning in the night.
37069 night-fly NIGHT-FLY, n. An insect that flies in the night.
37070 night-founded NIGHT-FOUNDED, a. Lost or distressed in the night.
37071 night-gown NIGHT-GOWN, n. A loose gown used for undress.
37072 night-hag NIGHT-HAG, n. A witch supposed to wander in the night.
37073 night-man NIGHT-MAN, n. One who removes filth from cities in the night.
37074 night-piece NIGHT-PIECE, n. A piece of painting so colored as to be supposed seen by candle-light.
37075 night-rail NIGHT-RAIL, n. A loose robe or garment worn over the dress at night. [Not used.]
37076 night-raven NIGHT-RAVEN, n. A fowl of ill omen that cries in the night.
37077 night-rest NIGHT-REST, n. Rest or repose at night.
37078 night-robber NIGHT-ROBBER, n. One that robs or steals in the night.
37079 night-rule NIGHT-RULE, n. A tumult or frolick in the night.
37080 night-shining NIGHT-SHINING, a. Shining in the night; luminous in darkness.
37081 night-shriek NIGHT-SHRIEK, n. A shriek or outcry in the night.
37082 night-spell NIGHT-SPELL, n. A charm against accidents at night.
37083 night-tripping NIGHT-TRIPPING, a. Tripping about in the night; as a night-tripping fairy.
37084 night-vision NIGHT-VISION, n. A vision at night. Daniel 2.
37085 night-waking NIGHT-WAKING, a. Watching in the night.
37086 night-walk NIGHT-WALK, n. A walk in the evening or night.
37087 night-walker NIGHT-WALKER, n. 1. One that walks in his sleep; a somnambulist.2. One that roves about in the ...
37088 night-walking NIGHT-WALKING, a. Roving in the night.NIGHT-WALKING, n. A roving in the streets at night with evil ...
37089 night-wanderer NIGHT-WANDERER, n. One roving at night.
37090 night-wandering NIGHT-WANDERING, a. Wandering in the night.
37091 night-warbling NIGHT-WARBLING, a. Warbling or singing in the night.
37092 night-watch NIGHT-WATCH, n. 1. A period in the night, as distinguished by the change of the watch. ...
37093 night-watcher NIGHT-WATCHER, n. One that watches in the night with evil designs.
37094 night-witch NIGHT-WITCH, n. A night hag; a witch that appears in the night.
37057 night NIGHT, n. [The sense may be dark, black, or it may be the decline of the day, from declining, ...
37095 nighted NIGHTED, a. Darkened; clouded; black. [Little used.]
37096 nightfall NIGHTFALL, n. The close of the day; evening.
37097 nightingale NIGHTINGALE, n. 1. A small bird that sings at night, of the genus Motacilla; Philomela or ...
37098 nightish NIGHTISH, a. Pertaining to night, or attached to the night.
37099 nightly NIGHTLY, a. 1. Done by night; happening in the night, or appearing in the night; as nightly sports; ...
37100 nightmar NIGHTMAR, n. Incubus; a sensation in sleep resembling the pressure of a weight on the breast or ...
37101 nightshade NIGHTSHADE, n. A plant of the genus Solanum. The deadly nightshade is of the genus Atropa; the ...
37102 nightward NIGHTWARD, a. Approaching towards night.
37103 nigrescent NIGRES'CENT, a. [L. to grow black.] Growing black; changing to a black color; approaching to ...
37104 nigrin NIG'RIN, n. An ore of titanium, found in black grains or rolled pieces.
37105 nigrine NIG'RINE, n. An ore of titanium, found in black grains or rolled pieces.
37106 nihility NIHIL'ITY, n. Nothingness; a state of being nothing.
37107 nill NILL, v.t. Not to will; to refuse; to reject.NILL, v.i. To be unwilling.NILL, n. The shining sparks ...
37108 nilometer NILOM'ETER, n. An instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during the flood.
37109 nim NIM, v.t. To take; to steal; to filch.
37111 nimble-footed NIM'BLE-FOOTED, a. Running with speed; light of foot.
37112 nimble-witted NIM'BLE-WITTED, a. Quick; ready to speak.
37110 nimble NIM'BLE, a. Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift. It is applied ...
37113 nimbleness NIM'BLENESS, n. Lightness and agility in motion; quickness; celerity; speed; swiftness. It implies ...
37114 nimbless NIM'BLESS, n. Nimbleness.
37115 nimbly NIM'BLY, adv. With agility; with light, quick motion.He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber.
37116 nimiety NIM'IETY, n. The state of being too much. [Not in use.]
37117 nimmer NIM'MER, n. A thief. [Not in use.]
37118 nincompoop NIN'COMPOOP, n. [said to be a corruption of L. non compos, not of sound mind.] A fool; a blockhead; ...
37120 nine-fold NI'NE-FOLD, a. Nine times repeated.
37121 nine-holes NI'NE-HOLES, n A game in which holes are made in the ground, into which a pellet is to be bowled.
37122 nine-pence NI'NE-PENCE, n. A silver coin of the value of nine pence.
37123 nine-pins NI'NE-PINS, n. A play with nine pins or sharpened pieces of wood set on end, at which a bowl is ...
37124 nine-score NI'NE-SCORE, n. The number of nine times twenty.
37119 nine NINE, a. Denoting the number composed of eight and one; as nine men; nine days.NINE, n. The number ...
37125 nineteen NI'NETEEN, a. Noting the number of nine and ten united; as nineteen years.
37126 nineteenth NI'NETEENTH, a. The ordinal of nineteen; designating nineteen.
37127 ninetieth NI'NETIETH, a. The ordinal of ninety.
37128 ninety NI'NETY, a. Nine times ten; as ninety years.
37129 ninny NIN'NY, n. A fool; a simpleton.
37130 ninth NINTH, a. The ordinal of nine; designating the number nine, the next preceding ten; as the ninth ...
37131 nip NIP, v.t. [G. a nipping tool; to nip, to cut off, to pinch.]1. To cut, bite or pinch off the end or ...
37132 nipped NIP'PED, pp. Pinched; bit; cropped; blasted.
37133 nipper NIP'PER, n. 1. A satirist. [Not used.]2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four.
37134 nippers NIP'PERS, n. Small pinchers.
37135 nipping NIP'PING, ppr. Pinching; pinching off; biting off the end; cropping; clipping; blasting; killing.
37136 nippingly NIP'PINGLY, adv. With bitter sarcasm.
37137 nipple NIP'PLE, n. 1. A teat; a dug; the spungy protuberance by which milk is drawn from the breasts of ...
37138 nipplewort NIP'PLEWORT, n. A plant of the genus Lapsana.
37139 nipt NIPT, pp. Pinched; bit; cropped; blasted.
37140 nisan NIS'AN, n. A month of the Jewish calendar, the first month of the sacred year and seventh of the ...
37141 nisiprius NISIPRIUS, n. In law, a writ which lies in cases where the jury being impaneled and returned before ...
37142 nit NIT, n. The egg of a louse or other small insect.
37143 nitency NI'TENCY, n. [L. to shine.]1. Brightness; luster. [Little used.]2. [L. to strive.] Endeavor; ...
37144 niter NI'TER, n. [In Hebrew, the verb under which this word appears signifies to spring, leap, shake, and ...
37145 nithing NITH'ING, n. A coward; a dastard; a poltroon. [See Niding.]
37146 nitid NIT'ID, a. 1. Bright; lustrous; shining.2. Gay; spruce; fine; applied to persons. [Little used.]
37147 nitrate NI'TRATE, n. A salt formed by the union of the nitric acid with a base; as nitrate of soda.
37148 nitrated NI'TRATED, a. Combined with niter.
37149 nitric NI'TRIC, a. Impregnated with niter. Nitric acid is the acid saturated with oxygen, or an acid ...
37150 nitrification NITRIFICATION, n. The process of forming niter.
37151 nitrify NITRIFY, v.t. [L.] To form into niter.
37152 nitrite NI'TRITE, n. A salt formed by the combination of the nitrous acid with a base.
37153 nitro-muriatic NITRO-MURIAT'IC, a. Partaking of niter and muria or sea-salt. The nitro-muriatic acid is a ...
37154 nitrogen NI'TROGEN, n. [Gr. to produce.] The element of niter; that which produces niter; that element or ...
37155 nitrogenous NITROG'ENOUS, a. Pertaining to nitrogen; producing niter.
37156 nitroleucic NITROLEU'CIC, a. Designating an acid obtained from leucine acted on by niter.
37157 nitrometer NITROM'ETER, n. [Gr. to measure.] An instrument for ascertaining the quality or value of niter.
37158 nitrous NI'TROUS, a. Pertaining to niter; partaking of the qualities of niter, or resembling it. Nitrous ...
37159 nitry NI'TRY, a. Nitrous; pertaining to niter; producing niter.
37160 nitter NIT'TER, n. [from nit.] The horse bee that deposits nits on horses.
37161 nittily NIT'TILY, adv. [from nitty.] Lousily. [Not used.]
37162 nitty NIT'TY, a. [from nit.] Full of nits; abounding with nits.
37163 nival NI'VAL, a. [L. snow.] Abounding with snow; snowy.
37164 niveous NI'VEOUS, a. Snowy; resembling snow; partaking of the qualities of snow.
37165 no NO. an abbreviation of number.
37166 nobilitate NOBIL'ITATE, v.t. [See Noble.] To make noble; to ennoble.
37167 nobilitation NOBILITA'TION, n. The act of making noble.
37168 nobility NOBIL'ITY, n. 1. Dignity of mind; greatness; grandeur; that elevation of soul which comprehends ...
37169 noble NO'BLE, a. 1. Great; elevated; dignified; being above every thing that can dishonor reputation; as ...
37170 nobleness NO'BLENESS, n. 1. Greatness; dignity; ingenuousness; magnanimity; elevation of mind or of ...
37171 nobless NOBLESS', n. 1. The nobility; persons of noble rank collectively, including males and females.2. ...
37172 noblewoman NO'BLEWOMAN, n. A female of noble rank.
37173 nobly NO'BLY, adv. 1. Of noble extraction; descended from a family of rank; as nobly born or descended.2. ...
37174 nobody NO'BODY, n. [no and body.] No person; no one.
37175 nocent NO'CENT, a. [L. to hurt, from striking.] Hurtful; mischievous; injurious; doing hurt; as nocent ...
37176 nocive NO'CIVE, a. Hurtful; injurious.
37177 nock NOCK, n. A notch. [See Notch.]NOCK, v.t. To place in the notch.
37178 noctambulation NOCTAMBULA'TION, n. [L. night, to walk.] A rising from bed and walking in sleep.
37179 noctambulist NOCTAM'BULIST, n. One who rises from bed and walks in his sleep. Arbuthnot uses noctambulo in the ...
37180 noctidial NOCTID'IAL, a. [L. night, and dies, day.] Comprising a night and a day. [Little used.]
37181 noctiferous NOCTIF'EROUS, a. [L. night, and to bring.] Bringing night. [Not used.]
37182 noctiluca NOCTIL'UCA, n. [L. night, and to shine.] A species of phosphorus which shines in darkness without ...
37183 noctilucous NOCTIL'UCOUS, a. Shining in the night.
37184 noctivagant NOCTIV'AGANT, a. [L. night, and to wander.] Wandering in the night.
37185 noctivagation NOCTIVAGA'TION, n. A roving in the night.
37186 noctuary NOC'TUARY, n. [from L. night.] An account of what passes in the night.
37187 noctule NOC'TULE, n. [from L. night.] A large species of bat.
37188 nocturn NOC'TURN, n. [L. by night.] An office of devotion, or religious service by night.
37189 nocturnal NOCTURN'AL, a. [L. night.]1. Pertaining to night; as nocturnal darkness.2. Done or happening at ...
37190 nocument NOCUMENT, n. [L. To hurt.] Harm.
37191 nod NOD, v.i. [Gr. contracted; a nod; to nod, to beckon, a leap a spring; to leap, to throb or beat, as ...
37192 nodated NODATED, a. Knotted. A nodated hyperbola is one that by turning round crosses itself.
37193 nodation NODATION, n. [L. To tie.] The act of making a knot, or state of being knotted. [Little used.]
37194 nodden NODDEN, a. Bent; inclined. [Not in use.]
37195 nodder NODDER, n. One who nods; a drowsy person.
37196 nodding NODDING, ppr. Inclining the head with a short quick motion.
37197 noddle NODDLE, n. [L. A lump; or from nod.] The head; in contempt.Come, master, I have a project in my ...
37198 noddy NODDY, n. 1. A simpleton; a fool.2. A fowl of the genus Sterna, very simple and easily taken.3. A ...
37199 node NODE, n. 1. Properly, a knot; a knob; hence, 2. In surgery, a swelling of the periosteum, tendons ...
37200 nodose NODOSE, a. [L. Knot.] Knotted; having knots or swelling joints.
37201 nodosity NODOSITY, n. Knottiness.
37202 nodous NODOUS, a. Knotty; full of knots.
37203 nodular NODULAR, a. Pertaining to or in the form of a nodule or knot.
37204 nodule NODULE, n. A little knot or lump.
37205 noduled NODULED, a. Having little knots or lumps.
37206 nog NOG, n. A little pot; also, ale.
37207 noggen NOGGEN, a. Hard; rough; harsh. [Not used.]
37208 noggin NOGGIN, n. A small mug or wooden cup.
37209 nogging NOGGING, n. A partition of scantlings filled with bricks.
37210 noiance NOIANCE, n. [See Annoy.] Annoyance; trouble; mischief; inconvenience. [Not used.]
37211 noie NOIE, for annoy is not in use.
37212 noier NOIER, for annoyer is not in use.
37213 noious NOIOUS, for troublesome is not in use.
37215 noise-maker NOISE-MAKER, n. One who makes a clamor.
37214 noise NOISE, n. 1. Sound of any kind, or proceeding from any cause, as the sound made by the organs of ...
37216 noised NOISED, pp. Spread by report; much talked of.
37217 noiseful NOISEFUL, a. Loud; clamorous; making much noise or talk.
37218 noiseless NOISELESS, a. Making no noise or bustle; silent; as the noiseless foot of time.So noiseless would I ...
37219 noisily NOISILY, adv. With noise; with making a noise.
37220 noisiness NOISINESS, n. The state of being noisy; loudness of sound; clamorousness.
37221 noising NOISING, ppr. Spreading by report.
37222 noisome NOISOME, a. 1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalubrious; destructive; as ...
37223 noisomely NOISOMELY, adv. With a fetid stench; with an infectious steam.
37224 noisomeness NOISOMENESS, n. Offensiveness to the smell; quality that disgusts.
37225 noisy NOISY1. Making a loud sound.2. Clamorous; turbulent; as the noisy crowd.3. Full of noise.O leave ...
37226 noli-me-tangere NOLI-ME-TANGERE, n. [L. Touch me not.]1. A plant of the genus Impatiens, called also balsamine; ...
37227 nolition NOLITION, n. Unwillingness; opposed to volition. [Little used.]
37228 noll NOLL, n. The head; the noddle. [Not used.]
37229 nomad NOMAD, n. [Gr. Living on pasturage, to distribute or divide, to feed. This verb is connected with ...
37230 nomadic NOMADIC, a. Pastoral; subsisting by the tending of cattle, and wandering for the sake of pasturage; ...
37231 nomadize NOMADIZE, v.i. To wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage; to subsist by the ...
37232 nomadizing NOMADIZING, ppr. Leading a pastoral life and wandering or removing from place to place for the sake ...
37233 nomancy NOMANCY, n. [Gr. Name, and divination.] The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by ...
37234 nombles NOMBLES, n. The entrails of a deer.
37235 nombril NOMBRIL, n. The center of an escutcheon.
37236 nome NOME, n. 1. A province or tract of country; an Egyptian government or division.2. In the ancient ...
37237 nomenclator NOMENCLATOR1. A person who calls things or persons by their names. In Rome, candidates for office ...
37238 nomenclatress NOMENCLATRESS, n. A female nomenclator.
37239 nomenclatural NOMENCLATURAL, a. Pertaining or according to a nomenclature.
37240 nomenclature NOMENCLATURE, n. [See Nomenclator.]1. A list or catalogue of the more usual and important words in ...
37241 nomial NOMIAL, n. A single name or term in mathematics.
37242 nominal NOMINAL, a. 1. Titular; existing in name only; as , a nominal distinction or difference is a ...
37243 nominalist NOMINALIST, n. The Nominalists were a sect of school philosophers, the disciples of Ocham or ...
37244 nominalize NOMINALIZE, v.t. To convert into a noun. [Not in use and ill formed.]
37245 nominally NOMINALLY, adv. By name or in name only.
37246 nominate NOMINATE, v.t. [L. Name. See Name.]1. To name; to mention by name.2. To call; to entitle; to ...
37247 nominated NOMINATED, pp. Named; mentioned by name; designated or proposed for an office or for election.
37248 nominately NOMINATELY, adv. By name; particularly.
37249 nominating NOMINATING, ppr. Naming; proposing for an office or for choice by name.
37250 nomination NOMINATION, n. 1. The act of naming or of nominating; the act of proposing by name for an office.2. ...
37251 nominative NOMINATIVE, a. Pertaining to the name which precedes a verb, or to the first case of nouns; as the ...
37252 nominator NOMINATOR, n. One that nominates.
37253 nominee NOMINEE, n. 1. In law, the person who is named to receive a copy-hold estate on surrender of it to ...
37254 nomothetic NOMOTHETIC, a. Legislative; enacting laws.
37255 nomothetical NOMOTHETICAL, a. Legislative; enacting laws.
37257 non-ability NON-ABILITY, n. A want of ability; in law, an exception taken against a plaintiff in a cause, when ...
37258 non-appearance NON-APPEARANCE, n. Default of appearance, as in court, to prosecute or defend.
37259 non-appointment NON-APPOINTMENT, n. Neglect of appointment.
37260 non-attendance NON-ATTENDANCE, n. A failure to attend; omission of attendance.
37261 non-attention NON-ATTENTION, n. Inattention.
37262 non-bituminous NON-BITUMINOUS, a. Containing no bitumen.
37263 non-claim NON-CLAIM, n. A failure to make claim within the time limited by law; omission of claim.
37264 non-communion NON-COMMUNION, n. Neglect or failure of communion.
37265 non-compliance NON-COMPLIANCE, n. Neglect or failure of compliance.
37266 non-complying NON-COMPLYING, a. Neglecting or refusing to comply.Non compos mentis, or non compose, [L.] not of ...
37267 non-conducting NON-CONDUCTING, a. Not conducting; not transmitting another fluid. Thus in electricity, wax is a ...
37268 non-conduction NON-CONDUCTION, a. Not conducting; not transmitting another fluid. Thus in electricity, wax is a ...
37269 non-conductor NON-CONDUCTOR, n. A substance which does not conduct, that is, transmit another substance or fluid, ...
37270 non-conformist NON-CONFORMIST, n. One who neglects or refuses to conform to the rites and mode of worship of an ...
37271 non-conformity NON-CONFORMITY, n. 1. Neglect or failure of conformity.2. The neglect or refusal to unite with an ...
37272 non-contagious NON-CONTAGIOUS, a. Not contagious.
37273 non-contagiousness NON-CONTAGIOUSNESS, n. The quality or state of being not communicable from a diseased to a healthy ...
37274 non-cotemporaneous NON-COTEMPORANEOUS, a. Not being cotemporary, or not of cotemprary origin.
37275 non-descript NON-DESCRIPT, a. [L. Not, non, and described.] That has not been described.NON-DESCRIPT, n. Any ...
37276 non-elect NON-ELECT, n. [L. non, not, and elected.] One who is not elected or chosen to salvation.
37277 non-electric NON-ELECTRIC, a. Conducting the electric fluid.NON-ELECTRIC, n. A substance that is not an ...
37278 non-emphatic NON-EMPHATIC, a. Having no emphasis; unemphatic.
37279 non-emphatical NON-EMPHATICAL, a. Having no emphasis; unemphatic.
37280 non-entity NON-ENTITY, n. 1. Non-existence; the negation of being.2. A thing not existing.There was no such ...
37281 non-episcopal NON-EPISCOPAL, a. Not episcopal; not of the episcopal church or denomination.
37282 non-episcopalian NON-EPISCOPALIAN, n. One who does not belong to the episcopal church or denomination.
37283 non-essential NON-ESSENTIAL, n. Non-essentials are things not essential to a particular purpose.
37284 non-execution NON-EXECUTION, n. Neglect of execution; non-performance.
37285 non-existence NON-EXISTENCE, n. 1. Absence of existence; the negation of being.2. A thing that has no existence ...
37286 non-exportation NON-EXPORTATION, n. A failure of exportation; a not exporting goods or commodities.
37287 non-importation NON-IMPORTATION, n. Want or failure of importation; a not importing goods.
37288 non-juring NON-JURING, a. [L. Non, not, and to swear.] Not swearing allegiance; an epithet applied to the ...
37289 non-juror NON-JUROR, n. In Great Britain, one who refused to take the oath of allegiance to the government ...
37290 non-manufacturing NON-MANUFACTURING, a. Not carrying on manufactures; as non-manufacturing states.
37291 non-metallic NON-METALLIC, a. Not consisting of metal.
37292 non-naturals NON-NATURALS, n. In medicine, things which, by the abuse of them, become the causes of disease, as ...
37293 non-observance NON-OBSERVANCE, n. Neglect or failure to observe or fulfill.Non obstante, [L. Notwithstanding,] a ...
37294 non-payment NON-PA'YMENT, n. Neglect of payment.
37295 non-ponderosity NON-PONDEROS'ITY, n. Destitution of weight; levity.
37296 non-ponderous NON-PON'DEROUS, a. Having no weight.
37297 non-production NON-PRODUCTION, n. A failure to produce or exhibit.
37298 non-proficiency NON-PROFI'CIENCY, n. Failure to make progress.
37299 non-proficient NON-PROFI'CIENT, n. One who has failed to improve or make progress in any study or pursuit.Non ...
37300 non-regardance NON-REG'ARDANCE, n. Want of due regard.
37301 non-rendition NON-RENDI'TION, n. Neglect of rendition; the not rendering what is due.The non-payment of a debt, ...
37302 non-resemblance NON-RESEM'BLANCE, n. Unlikeness; dissimilarity.
37303 non-residence NON-RES'IDENCE, n. Failure or neglect of residing at the place where one is stationed, or where ...
37304 non-resident NON-RES'IDENT, a. Not residing in a particular place, on one's own estate, or in one's proper ...
37305 non-resistance NON-RESIST'ANCE, n. The omission of resistance; passive obedience; submission to authority, power ...
37306 non-resistant NON-RESIST'ANT, a. Making no resistance to power or oppression.
37307 non-sane NON-SA'NE, a. [L. non, not, and sound.] Unsound; not perfect; as a person of nonsane memory.
37308 non-solution NON-SOLU'TION, n. Failure of solution or explanation.
37309 non-solvency NON-SOLV'ENCY, n. Inablility to pay debts.
37310 non-solvent NON-SOLV'ENT, a. Not able to pay debts; insolvent.
37311 non-sparing NON-SPARING, a. Sparing none; alldestroying; merciless.
37312 non-usance NON-USANCE, n. Neglect of use.
37313 non-user NON-USER, n.1. A not using; failure to use; neglect of official duty; default of performing the ...
37256 non NON, adv. [L.] Not. This word is used in the English language as a prefix only, for giving a ...
37314 nonage NONAGE, n. [non, not, and age] Minority; the time of life before a person, according to the laws of ...
37315 nonagesimal NONAGESIMAL, a. [L. Ninetieth.] Noting the 90th degree of the ecliptic; being in the highest point ...
37316 nonagon NONAGON, n. [L. Nine, and Gr. an angle.] A figure having nine sides and nine angles.
37317 nonce NONCE, n. Purpose; intent; design. [Not in use.]
37318 none NONE, a. 1. Not one; used of persons or things.There is none that doeth good; no, not one. Psalm ...
37319 nones NONES, n. 1. In the Roman calendar, the fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, ...
37320 nonesuch NONESUCH, n. 1. An extraordinary thing; a thing that has not its equal.2. A plant of the genus ...
37321 nonillion NONILLION, n. [L. Nine and million] The number of nine million millions.
37322 nonpareil NONPAREIL, n. nonparel'. 1. Excellence unequaled.2. A sort of apple.3. A sort of printing type very ...
37323 nonplus NON'PLUS, n. [L. not, and plus, more, further.] Puzzle; insuperable difficulty; a state in which ...
37324 nonsense NON'SENSE, n. 1. No sense; words or language which have no meaning, or which convey no just ideas; ...
37325 nonsensical NONSENS'ICAL, a. Unmeaning; absurd; foolish.
37326 nonsensically NONSENS'ICALLY, adv. Absurdly; without meaning.
37327 nonsensicalness NONSENS'ICALNESS, n. Jargon; absurdity; that which conveys no proper ideas.
37328 nonsensitive NONSENS'ITIVE, a. Wanting sense or perception.
37329 nonsuch NONSUCH. [See Nonesuch.]
37330 nonsuit NON'SUIT, n. In law, the default, neglect or non-appearance of the plaintiff in a suit, when called ...
37331 nonsuited NON'SUITED, pp. Adjudged to have deserted the suit by default of appearance; as a plaintiff.
37332 nonsuiting NON'SUITING, ppr. Adjudging to have abandoned the suit by non-appearance or other neglect; as a ...
37333 noodle NOO'DLE, n. A simpleton. [A vulgar word.]
37334 nook NOOK, n. [See Nich.] A corner; a narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; as a ...
37335 noon NOON, n. [ said to be from naw, that is up or ultimate, that limits, also nine. I has been ...
37336 noonday NOON'DAY, n. Mid-day; twelve o'clock in the day.NOON'DAY, a. Pertaining to mid-day; meridional; as ...
37337 nooning NOON'ING, n. Repose at noon; sometimes, repast at noon.
37338 noonstead NOON'STEAD, n. The station of the sun at noon.
37339 noontide NOON'TIDE, n. [See Tide, which signifies time.] The time of noon; mid-day.NOON'TIDE, a. Pertaining ...
37340 noose NOOSE, n. A running knot, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.Where the hangman does ...
37341 nopal NO'PAL, n. A Plant of the genus Cactus, from which the cochineal is collected in Mexico; Indian fig ...
37342 nope NOPE, n. A provincial name for the bullfinch or red tail.
37343 nor NOR, connective. [ne and or.] 1. A word that denies ro renders negative the second or subsequent ...
37344 normal NOR'MAL, a. [L. a square, a rule.]1. According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right ...
37345 norman NOR'MAN, n. In seamen's language, a short wooden bar to be thrust into a hole of the windlass, on ...
37346 norroy NOR'ROY, n. [north and roy, north king.] The title of the third of the three kings at arms or ...
37347 north NORTH, n. [I know not the origin of this word, nor its primary sense. It may have been applied ...
37348 northeast NORTHE'AST, n. The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each.NORTHE'AST, a. ...
37349 northerly NORTH'ERLY, a. Being towards the north, or nearer towards the north than to any other cardinal ...
37350 northern NORTH'ERN, a. 1. Being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.2. In a ...
37351 northernly NORTH'ERNLY, adv. Toward the north. [Not used.]
37352 northing NORTH'ING, n. 1. The motion or distance of a planet from the equator northward.As the tides of the ...
37353 northward NORTH'WARD, a. Being towards the north, or nearer to the north than to the east and west ...
37354 northwest NORTHWEST', n. The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from ...
37355 northwestern NORTHWEST'ERN, a. Pertaining to or being in the northwest, or in a direction to the northwest; as a ...
37356 norwegian NORWE'GIAN, a. Belonging to Norway.NORWE'GIAN, n. A native of Norway.
37358 nose-fish NO'SE-FISH, n. A fish of the lether-mouthed kind, with a flat blunt snout; called also broad-snout.
37359 nose-smart NO'SE-SMART, n. A plant, nasturtium; cresses.
37357 nose NOSE, n. 1. The prominent part of the face which is the organ of smell, consisting of two similar ...
37360 nosebleed NO'SEBLEED, n. 1. A hemorrhage or bleeding at the nose.2. A plant of the genus Achillea.
37361 nosed NO'SED, a. 1. Having a nose; as in long-nosed.2. Having sagacity.
37362 nosegay NO'SEGAY, n. A bunch of flowers used to regale the sense of smelling.As on the nosegay in her ...
37363 noseless NO'SELESS, a. Destitute of a nose.
37364 nosethril NOSETHRIL. [See Nostril.]
37365 nosle NOS'LE, n. [from nose.] A little nose; the extremity of a thing; as the nosle of a bellows. [See ...
37366 nosological NOSOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Nosology.] Pertaining to nosology, or a systematic classification of ...
37367 nosologist NOSOL'OGIST, n. One who classifies diseases, arranges them in order and gives them suitable names.
37368 nosology NOSOL'OGY, n. [Gr. disease, and discourse.]1. A treatise on diseases, or a systematic arrangement ...
37369 nosopoetic NOSOPOET'IC, a. [Gr. disease, and to produce.] Producing diseases. [Little used.]
37370 nostril NOS'TRIL, n. [Thyrl or thirel is an opening or perforation; thirlian, thyrlian, to bore, to ...
37371 nostrum NOS'TRUM, n. [L. from ours.] A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose ...
37372 not NOT, adv. [See Naught.]1. A word that expreses negation, denial or refusal; as, he will no go; will ...
37373 notable NOT'ABLE, a. [L. known; to know.] 1. Remarkable; worthy of notice; memorable; observable; ...
37374 notableness NOT'ABLENESS, n. 1. Activity; industriousness; care. [Little used.]2. Remarkableness.
37375 notably NOT'ABLY, adv.1. Memorably; remarkably; eminently.2. With show of consequence or importance.
37376 notarial NOTA'RIAL, a. [from notary.] 1. Pertaining to a notary; as a notarial seal; notarial evidence or ...
37377 notary NO'TARY, n. [L. known.]1. Primarily, a person employed to take notes of contracts, trials and ...
37378 notation NOTA'TION, n. [L. to mark.]1. The act or practice of recording any thing by marks, figures or ...
37379 notch NOTCH, n. [G. to crack or flaw. It seems to be the same word in origin as niche, nick.]1. A hollow ...
37381 note-book NO'TE-BOOK, n. 1. A book in which memorandums are written.2. A book in which notes of hand are ...
37380 note NOTE, for ne wote, knew not or could not.NOTE, n. [L. to know.]1. A mark or token; something by ...
37382 noted NO'TED, pp. 1. Set down in writing.2. Observed; noticed.3. Remarkable; much known by reputation or ...
37383 notedly NO'TEDLY, adv. With observation or notice.
37384 notedness NO'TEDNESS, n. Conspicuousness; eminence; celebrity.
37385 noteless NO'TELESS, a. Not attracting notice; not conspicuous.
37386 noter NO'TER, n. One who takes notice; an annotator.
37387 noteworthy NO'TEWORTHY, a. Worthy of observation or notice.
37388 nothing NOTH'ING, n. [no and thing.] 1. Not any thing; not any being or existence; a word that denies the ...
37389 nothingness NOTH'INGNESS, n. 1. Nihility; non-existence.2. Nothing; a thing of no value.
37390 notice NO'TICE, n. 1. Observation by the eye or by the other senses. We take notice of objects passing or ...
37391 noticeable NO'TICEABLE, a. That may be observed; worthy of observation.
37392 noticed NO'TICED, pp. Observed; seen; remarked; treated with attention.
37393 noticing NO'TICING, ppr. Observing; seeing; regarding; remarking on; treating with attention.
37394 notification NOTIFICA'TION, n. [See Notify.]1. The act of notifying or giving notice; the act of making known, ...
37395 notified NO'TIFIED, pp. 1. Made known; applied to things. This design of the king was notified to the court ...
37396 notify NO'TIFY, v.t. [L. known, and to make.]1. To make known; to declare; to publish. The laws of God ...
37397 notifying NO'TIFYING, ppr. Making known; giving notice to.
37398 notion NO'TION, n. [L. known; to know.]1. Conception; mental apprehension of whatever may be known or ...
37399 notional NO'TIONAL, a. 1. Imaginary; ideal; existing in idea only; visionary; fantastical.Notional good, by ...
37400 notionality NOTIONAL'ITY, n. Empty ungrounded opinion. [Not used.]
37401 notionally NO'TIONALLY, adv. In mental apprehension; in conception; not in reality.Two faculties notionally or ...
37402 notionist NO'TIONIST, n. One who holds to an ungrounded opinion.
37403 notoriety NOTORI'ETY, n. [See Notorious.]1. Exposure to public knowledge; the state of being publicly or ...
37404 notorious NOTO'RIOUS, a. [L. known.]1. Publicly knwon; manifest to the world; evident; usually, knwon to ...
37405 notoriously NOTO'RIOUSLY, adv. Publicly; openly; in a manner to be known or manifest.
37406 notoriousness NOTO'RIOUSNESS, n. The state of being open or known; notoriety.
37407 nott NOTT, a. Shorn.
37408 notus NO'TUS, n. [L.] The south wind.
37409 notwheat NOT'WHEAT, n. [smooth, shorn.] Wheat not bearded.
37410 notwithstanding NOTWITHSTAND'ING, the participle of withstand, with not prefixed, and signifying not opposing; ...
37411 nought NOUGHT. See Naught.
37412 noul NOUL, n. The top of the head. [Not in use.]
37413 nould NOULD, ne would, would not.
37414 noun NOUN, n. [altered from L. name.] In grammar, a name; that sound or combination of sounds by which ...
37415 nourish NOURISH, v.t. [G. to nourish, cannot be the same word unless they have lost a dental, which may ...
37416 nourishable NOURISHABLE, a. Susceptible of nourishment; as the nourishable parts of the body.
37417 nourished NOURISHED, pp. Fed; supplied with nutriment; caused to grow.
37418 nourisher NOURISHER, n. The person or thing that nourishes.
37419 nourishing NOURISHING, ppr. 1. Feeding; supplying with aliment; supporting with food.2. Promoting growth; ...
37420 nourishment NOURISHMENT, n. 1. That which serves to promote the growth of animals or plants, or to repair the ...
37421 nouriture NOURITURE. [See Nurture.]
37422 noursling NOURSLING. [See Nursling.]
37423 novaculite NOVAC'ULITE, n. [L. a razor.] Razor-stone; Turkey-hone; coticular shist; whet-slate, a variety of ...
37424 novatian NOVA'TIAN, n. In church history, one of the sect of Novatus or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed ...
37425 novatianism NOVA'TIANISM, n. The opinions of the Novations.One Hypolitus, a Roman presbyter, had been seduced ...
37426 novation NOVATION. [See Innovation.]
37427 novator NOVATOR. [See Innovator.]
37428 novel NOV'EL, a. 1. New; of recent origin or intorduction; not ancient; hence, unusual; as a novel ...
37429 novelism NOV'ELISM, n Innovation. [Little used.]
37430 novelist NOV'ELIST, n. 1. An innovator; an asserter of novelty.2. A writer of a novel or of novels.3. A ...
37431 novelize NOV'ELIZE, v.i. To innovate. [Not in use.]
37432 novelty NOV'ELTY, n. Newness; recentness of origin or introduction.Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
37433 november NOVEM'BER, n. [L. from nine; the ninth month, according to the ancient Roman year, beginning in ...
37434 novenary NO'VENARY, n. [nine.] The number nine; nine collectively.
37435 novennial NO'VEN'NIAL, a. Done every ninth year.
37436 novercal NOVER'CAL, a. [L. a step-mother.] Pertaining to a step-mother; suitable to a step-mother; in the ...
37437 novice NOV'ICE, n. [L. from new.]1. One who is new in any business; one unacquainted or unskilled; one in ...
37438 novitiate NOVI'TIATE, n. 1. The state or time or learning rudiments.2. In religious houses, a year or other ...
37439 novitious NOVI'TIOUS, a. Newly invented. [Not used.]
37440 novity NOV'ITY, n. Newness. [Not used.]
37441 now NOW, adv. 1. At the present time.I have a patient now living at an advanced age, who discharged ...
37442 noway NO'WAY, adv. [no and way.] In no manner or degree. [These can hardly be considered as compound ...
37443 noways NO'WAYS, adv. [no and way.] In no manner or degree. [These can hardly be considered as compound ...
37444 nowed NOW'ED, a. Knotted; tied in a knot; used in heraldry.
37445 nowel NOW'EL, n. A shout of joy or christmas song.
37446 nowes NOWES, n. The marriage knot.
37447 nowhere NO'WHERE, adv. Not in any place or state. Happiness is nowhere to be found but in the practice of ...
37448 nowise NO'WISE, adv. [no and wise; often by mistake written noways.] Not in any manner or degree.
37449 noxious NOXIOUS, a. [L. from hurt.]1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; destructive; unwholesome; ...
37450 noxiously NOX'IOUSLY, adv. Hurtfully; perniciously.
37451 noxiousness NOX'IOUSNESS, n. 1. Hurtfulness; the quality that injures, impairs or destroys; insalubrity; as the ...
37452 noyau NOYAU, n. A rich cordial.
37453 nozle NOZ'LE, n. [from nose.] The nose; the extremity of any thing; the snout.
37454 nozzle NOZ'ZLE, n. [from nose.] The nose; the extremity of any thing; the snout.
37455 nubble NUB'BLE, v.t. [for knubble, from knob, the fist.] To beat or bruise with the fist. [Not used.]
37456 nubiferous NUBIF'EROUS, a. [L. a cloud or fog, and to produce.] Brining or producing clouds.
37457 nubile NU'BILE, a. [L. to marry.] Marriageable; of an age suitable for marriage.
37458 nubilous NU'BILOUS, a. Cloudy.
37459 nuciferous NUCIF'EROUS, a. [L. nut and to bear.] Bearing or producing nuts.
37460 nucleus NU'CLEUS, n. [L. a nut.]1. Properly, the kernel of a nut; but in usage, any body about which matter ...
37461 nudation NUDA'TION, n. [L. to make bare.] The act of stripping or making bare or naked.
37462 nude NUDE, a. 1. Bare.2. In law, void; of no force.
37463 nudity NU'DITY, n. 1. Nakedness.2. Nudities, in the plural, naked parts which decency requires to be ...
37464 nugacity NUGAC'ITY, n. [L. trifles.] Futility; trifling talk or behavior.
37465 nugation NUGA'TION, n. [L. to trifle.] The act or practice of trifling. [Little used.]
37466 nugatory NU'GATORY, a. 1. Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual. ...
37467 nuisance NU'ISANCE, n. [L. to annoy. Blackstone writes nusance, and it is desirable that his example may be ...
37468 nul NUL, in law, signifies no, not any; as nul diseizin; nul tiel record; nul tort.
37469 null NULL, v.t. [L. not any.] To annul; to deprive of validity; to destroy. [Not much used.] [See ...
37470 nullifidian NULLIFID'IAN, a. [L. none, and faith.] Of no faith; of no religion or honesty. [Not used.]
37471 nullified NUL'LIFIED, pp. Made void.
37472 nullify NUL'LIFY, v.t. [L. none, and to make.] To annul; to make void; to render invalid; to deprive of ...
37473 nullity NUL'LITY, n. 1. Nothingness; want of existence.2. Want of legal force, validity or efficacy.
37474 numb NUMB, a. 1. Torpid; destitute of the power of sensation and motion; as, the fingers or limbs are ...
37475 numbed NUMBED, pp. Rendered torpid.
37476 number NUM'BER, n. [Probably the radical sense is to speak, name or tell, as our word tell, in the other ...
37477 numbered NUM'BERED, pp. Counted; enumerated.
37478 numberer NUMBERER, n. One that counts numbers.
37479 numbering NUM'BERING, ppr. Counting; ascertaining the units of a multitutde or collection.
37480 numberless NUM'BERLESS, a. That cannot be counted; innumerable.
37481 numbers NUM'BERS, n. The title of the fourth book of the Pentateuch.
37482 numbing NUMBING, ppr. Making torpid.
37483 numbles NUM'BLES, n. The entrails of a deer.
37484 numbness NUMBNESS, n. Torpor; that state of a living body in which it has not the power of feeling or ...
37485 numerable NU'MERABLE, a. That may be numbered or counted.
37486 numeral NU'MERAL, a. 1. Pertaining to number; consisting of number.The dependence of a long train of ...
37487 numerally NU'MERALLY, adv. According to number; in number.
37488 numerary NU'MERARY, a. Belonging to a certain number.A supernumerary canon, when he obtains a prebend, ...
37489 numerate NU'MERATE, v.t. To count or reckon in numbers; to calculate. [But enumerate is generally used.]
37490 numeration NUMERA'TION, n. 1. The act or art of numbering.Numeration is but still the adding of one unit more, ...
37491 numerator NU'MERATOR, n. [L.]1. One that numbers.2. In arithmetic, the number in vulgar fractions which shows ...
37492 numeric NUMER'IC, a. [L., number.]1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; as ...
37493 numerical NUMER'ICAL, a. [L., number.]1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; as ...
37494 numerically NUMER'ICALLY, adv. 1. In numbers; as parts of a thing numerically expressed.2. With respect to ...
37495 numerist NU'MERIST, n. One that deals in numbers. [Not used.]
37496 numerosity NUMEROS'ITY, n. The state of being numerous. [Not used.]
37497 numerous NU'MEROUS, a. [L.]1. Being many, or consisting of a great number of individuals; as a numerous ...
37498 numerously NUMEROUSLY, adv. In great numbers.
37499 numerousness NU'MEROUSNESS, n. 1. The quality of being numerous or many; the quality of consisting of a great ...
37500 numismatic NUMISMAT'IC, a. [L., money, coin; Gr., to suppose, to sanction, law or custom.] Pertaining money, ...
37501 numismatics NUMISMAT'ICS, n. The science of coins and medals.
37502 numismatologist NUMISMATOL'OGIST, n. One versed in the knowledge of coins and medals.
37503 numismatology NUMISMATOL'OGY, n. [Gr., coin, and discourse.] The branch of historical science which treats of ...
37504 nummary NUM'MARY, a. [L., a coin.] Pertaining to coin or money.
37505 nummular NUM'MULAR, a. [L., a coin.] Pertaining to coin or money.
37506 nummulite NUM'MULITE, n. [L., money.] Fossil remains of a chambered shell of a flattened form, formerly ...
37507 numps NUMPS, n. A dolt; a blockhead. [Not used.]
37508 numskull NUM'SKULL, n. [numb and skull.] A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.
37509 numskulled NUM'SKULLED, a. Dull in intellect; stupid; doltish.
37510 nun NUN, n. A woman devoted to a religious life, and who lives in a cloister or nunnery, secluded from ...
37511 nunchion NUN'CHION, n. A portion of food taken between meals. [qu. from noon, or a corruption of luncheon.]
37512 nunciature NUN'CIATURE, n. [See Nuncio] The office of a nuncio.
37513 nuncio NUN'CIO, n. [L., a messenger.]1. An embassador from the pope to some catholic prince or state, or ...
37514 nuncupate NUN'CUPATE, v.t. [L.] To declare publicly or solemnly. [Not used.]
37515 nuncupation NUNCUPA'TION, n. A naming.
37516 nuncupative NUNCU'PATIVE, a. [L., to declare.]1. Nominal; existing only in name.2. Publicly or solemnly ...
37517 nuncupatory NUNCU'PATORY, a. [L., to declare.]1. Nominal; existing only in name.2. Publicly or solemnly ...
37518 nundinal NUN'DINAL, a. [L., a fair or market, every nine days.]1. Pertaining to a fair or to a market day.2. ...
37519 nundinate NUN'DINATE, v.i. To buy and sell at fairs. [Not used.]
37520 nundination NUNDINA'TION, n. Traffick in fairs. [Not used.]
37521 nunnation NUNNA'TION, n. In Arabic grammar, from the name of N, the pronunciation of n at the end of words.
37522 nunnery NUN'NERY, n. A house in which nuns reside; a cloister in which females under a vow of chastity and ...
37523 nuptial NUP'TIAL, a. [L., to marry.]1. Pertaining to marriage; done at a wedding; as nuptial rites and ...
37524 nuptials NUP'TIALS, n. plu. Marriage, which see.
37525 nurse NURSE, n.1. A woman that has the care of infants, or a woman employed to tend the children of ...
37526 nursed NURS'ED, pp. Tended in infancy or sickness; nourished from the breast maintained; cherished.
37527 nurser NURS'ER, n. One that cherishes or encourages growth.
37528 nursery NURS'ERY, n. 1. The place or apartment in a house appropriated to the care of children.2. A place ...
37529 nursing NURS'ING, ppr. Tending; nourishing at the breast; education; maintaining.
37530 nursling NURS'LING, n. 1. An infant; a child.2. One that is nursed.
37531 nurture NUR'TURE, n. 1. That which nourishes; food; diet.2. That which promotes growth; education; ...
37532 nusance NU'SANCE, n. [L. to annoy. Blackstone writes nusance, and it is desirable that his example may be ...
37534 nut-breaker NUT-BREAKER. [See Nutcracker.]
37535 nut-hatch NUT'-HATCH, n. The common name of birds of the genus sitta. The common European nut-hatch is ...
37533 nut NUT, n. [It seems to be allied to knot, a bunch or hard lump.]1. The fruit of certain trees and ...
37536 nutation NUTA'TION, n. [L., a nodding, to nod.] In astronomy, a kind of tremulous motion of the axis of the ...
37537 nutgall NUT'GALL, n. An excrescence of the oak.
37538 nutmeg NUT'MEG, n. [L. But it may be questionable whether the last syllable in English, meg, is not from ...
37539 nutrication NUTRICA'TION, n. Manner of feeding or being fed. [Not in use.]
37540 nutrient NU'TRIENT, a. [L.] Nourishing; promoting growth.NU'TRIENT, n. Any substance which nourishes by ...
37541 nutriment NU'TRIMENT, n. [L., from to nourish.]1. That which nourishes; that which promotes the growth or ...
37542 nutrimental NUTRIMENT'AL, a. Having the qualities of food; alimental.
37543 nutrition NUTRI'TION, n. [L., to nourish.]1. The act or process of promoting the growth or repairing the ...
37544 nutritious NUTRI'TIOUS, a. Nourishing; promoting the growth or repairing the waste of animal bodies. Milk is ...
37545 nutritive NU'TRITIVE, a. Having the quality of nourishing; nutrimental; alimental; as a nutritive food.
37546 nutriture NU'TRITURE, n. The quality of nourishing. [Not used.]
37547 nuzzle NUZ'ZLE, v.t.[qu. from noursle.] To nurse; to foster. [Vulgar.]
37548 nyctalops NYC'TALOPS, n. [Gr., night and the eye.]1. One that sees best in the night.2. One who loses his ...
37549 nyctalopy NYC'TALOPY, n. 1. The faculty of seeing best in darkness, or the disorder from which this faculty ...
37550 nye NYE, n. A brood or flock of pheasants.
37551 nylgau NYL'GAU, n. A quadruped of the genus Bos, a native of the interior of India, of a middle size ...
37552 nymph NYMPH, n. 1. In mythology, a goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows and waters. According to ...
37553 nympha NYMPH'A, n. Another name of the pupa, chrysalis, or aurelia; the second state of an insect, passing ...
37554 nymphean NYMPHE'AN, a. Pertaining to nymphs; inhabited by nymphs; as a nymphean cave.
37555 nymphical NYMPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to nymphs.
37556 nymphish NYMPH'ISH, a. Relating to nymphs; lady-like.
37557 nymphlike NYMPH'LIKE, a. Resembling nymphs.
37558 nymphly NYMPH'LY, a. Resembling nymphs.
37559 nys NYS, [ne and is.] None is; is not.
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