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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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60222 v V is the twenty second letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation, formed by the ...
60223 vacancy VA'CANCY, n. [L. vacans, from vaco, to be empty; Heb. to empty.]1. Empty space; vacuity. [In ...
60224 vacant VA'CANT, a. [L. vacans.]1. Empty; not filled; void of every substance except air; as a vacant ...
60225 vacate VA'CATE, v.t.1. To annul; to made void; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a ...
60226 vacated VA'CATED, pp. Annulled; made void; made vacant.
60227 vacating VA'CATING, ppr. Making void; making vacant.
60228 vacation VACA'TION, n. [L. vacatio.]1. The act of making void, vacant, or of no validity; as the vacation ...
60229 vaccary VAC'CARY, n. [L. vacca, a cow.] An old word signifying a cow house, dairy house, or a cow ...
60230 vaccinate VAC'CINATE, v.t. [L. vacca, a cow.] To inoculate with the cow-pox, or a virus originally taken ...
60231 vaccinated VAC'CINATED, pp. Inoculated with the cow-pox.
60232 vaccinating VAC'CINATING, ppr. Inoculating with the cow-pox.
60233 vaccination VACCINA'TION, n. The act, art or practice of inoculating persons with the cow-pox.
60234 vaccine VAC'CINE, a. [L. vaccinus, from vacca, a cow.]Pertaining to cows; originating with or derived from ...
60235 vacillancy VAC'ILLANCY, n. [L. vacillans, from vacillo, to waver, Eng. to waggle, from the root of wag, ...
60236 vacillant VAC'ILLANT, a. [supra.] Wavering; fluctuating; unsteady.
60237 vacillate VAC'ILLATE, v.i. [L. vacillo; Eng. to waggle, a diminutive of wag. See Wag.]1. To waver; to move ...
60238 vacillating VAC'ILLATING, ppr. 1. Wavering; reeling; fluctuating.2. a. Unsteady; inclined to fluctuate.
60239 vacillation VACILLA'TION, n. [L. vacillatio.]1. A wavering; a moving one way and the other; a reeling or ...
60240 vacuation VACUA'TION, n. [L. vacuo.] The act of emptying. [Little used.] [See Evacuation.]
60241 vacuist VAC'UIST, n. [from vacuum.] One who holds to the doctrine of a vacuum in nature; opposed to a ...
60242 vacuity VACU'ITY, n. [L. vacuitas, from vacuus.]1. Emptiness; a state of being unfilled.Hunger is such a ...
60243 vacuous VAC'UOUS, a. Empty; unfilled; void.
60244 vacuousness VAC'UOUSNESS, n. The state of being empty.
60245 vacuum VAC'UUM, n. [L.] Space empty or devoid of all matter or body. Whether there is such a thing as ...
60247 vade-mecum VADE-ME'CUM, n. [L. go with me.] A book or other thing that a person carries with him as a ...
60246 vade VADE, v.i. [L. vado.] To vanish; to pass away. [Not in use.]
60248 vagabond VAG'ABOND, a. [L. vagabundus, from vagor, to wander; from the root of wag.]1. Wandering; moving ...
60249 vagabondry VAG'ABONDRY, n. A state of wandering in idleness.
60250 vagary VAGA'RY, n. [L. vagus, wandering.] A wandering of the thoughts; a wild freak; a whim; a whimsical ...
60251 vagient VA'GIENT, a. [L. vagiens.] Crying like a child. [Not in use.]
60252 vaginal VAG'INAL, a. [L. vagina, a sheath. See Wain.]Pertaining to a sheath, or resembling a sheath; as a ...
60253 vaginant VAG'INANT, a. [L. vagina.] In botany, sheathing; as a vaginant leaf, one investing the stem or ...
60254 vaginated VAG'INATED, a. In botany, sheathed; invested by the tubular base of the leaf; as a stem.
60255 vaginopennous VAGINOPEN'NOUS, a. [L. vagina and penna.]Having the wings covered with a hard case or sheath, as ...
60256 vagous VA'GOUS, a. [L. vagus.] Wandering; unsettled. [Little used.]
60257 vagrancy VA'GRANCY, n. [from vagrant.] A state of wandering without a settled home. Vagrancy in idle ...
60258 vagrant VA'GRANT, a. [L. vagor.]1. Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as a ...
60259 vague VAGUE, a. vag. [L. vagus, wandering.]1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond; as vague villains. [In ...
60260 vail VAIL, n. [L. velum, from velo, to cover, to spread over. It is correctly written vail for e, in ...
60261 vailed VA'ILED, pp. Covered; concealed.
60262 vailer VA'ILER, n. One who yields from respect. Obs.
60263 vailing VA'ILING, ppr. Covering; hiding from the sight.
60264 vain VAIN, a. [L. vanus; Eng. wan, wane, want.]1. Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or ...
60265 vainglorious VAINGLO'RIOUS, a. [vain and glorious.]1. Vain to excess of one's own achievements; elated beyond ...
60266 vaingloriously VAINGLO'RIOUSLY, adv. With empty pride.
60267 vainglory VAINGLO'RY, n. [vain and glory.] Exclusive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; ...
60268 vainly VA'INLY, adv.1. Without effect; to no purpose; ineffectually; in vain.In weak complaints you ...
60269 vainness VA'INNESS, n. 1. The state of being vain; inefficacy; ineffectualness; as the vainness of ...
60270 vair VAIR, n. In heraldry, a kind of fur or doubling, consisting of divers little picees, argent and ...
60271 vairy VA'IRY, a. In heraldry, charged with vair; variegated with argent and azure colors, when the term ...
60272 vaivode VA'IVODE, n. A prince of the Dacian provinces; sometimes written waiwode, for this is the ...
60273 valance VAL'ANCE, n. The fringes of drapery hanging round the tester and head of a bed.VAL'ANCE, v.t. To ...
60274 vale VALE, n. [L. vallis; Eng. to fall.]1. A tract of low ground or of land between hills; a valley. ...
60275 valediction VALEDIC'TION, n. [L. valedico; vale, farewell, and dico, to say.] A farewell; a bidding farewell.
60276 valedictory VALEDIC'TORY, a. Bidding farewell; as a valedictory oration.VALEDIC'TORY, n. An oration or ...
60277 valentine VAL'ENTINE, n.1. A sweetheart or choice made on Valentine's day.2. A letter sent by one young ...
60278 valerian VALE'RIAN, n. A plant of the genus Valleriana, of many species.
60279 valet VAL'ET, n.1. A waiting servant; a servant who attends on a gentleman's person.2. In the manege, a ...
60280 valetudinarian VALETUDINA'RIAN,
60281 valetudinary VALETU'DINARY, a. [L. valetudinarius, from valetudo, from valeo, to be well.]Sickly; weak; infirm; ...
60282 valiance VAL'IANCE, n. val'yance. Bravery; valor. [Not in use.]
60283 valiant VALIANT, a. val'yant. [L. valeo, to be strong.]1. Primarily, strong; vigorous in body; as a ...
60284 valiantly VAL'IANTLY, adv.1. Stoutly; vigorously; with personal strength.2. Courageously; bravely; ...
60285 valiantness VAL'IANTNESS, n. 1. Stoutness; strength.2. Most generally, valor; bravery; intrepidity in ...
60286 valid VAL'ID, a. [L. validus, from valeo, to be strong. The primary sense of the root is to strain or ...
60287 validity VALID'ITY, n.1. Strength or force to convince; justness; soundness; as the validity of an argument ...
60288 validly VAL'IDLY, adv. In a valid manner; in such a manner or degree as to make firm or to convince.
60289 validness VAL'IDNESS, n. Validity, which see.
60290 valise VALISE, n. A horseman's case or portmanteau.
60291 vallancy VALLAN'CY, n. [from valance.] A large wig that shades the face.
60292 vallation VALLA'TION, n. [L. vallatus, from vallum, a wall.] A rampart or entrenchment.
60293 valley VAL'LEY, n. plu. valleys. [L. vallis. See Vale.]1. A hollow or low tract of land between hills ...
60294 vallum VAL'LUM, n. [L.] A trench or wall.
60295 valor VAL'OR, n. [L. valor, valeo, to be strong, to be worth.]Strength of mind in regard to danger; that ...
60296 valorous VAL'OROUS, a. Brave; courageous; stout; intrepid; as a valorous knight.
60297 valorously VAL'OROUSLY, adv. In a brave manner; heroically.
60298 valuable VAL'UABLE, a. 1. Having value or worth; having some good qualities which are useful and esteemed; ...
60299 valuation VALUA'TION, n. [from value.] 1. The act of estimating the value or worth; the act of setting a ...
60300 valuator VALUA'TOR, n. One who sets a value; an apprizer.
60301 value VALUE, n. val'u. [L. valor, from valeo, to be worth.]1. Worth; that property or those properties ...
60302 valued VAL'UED, pp. Estimated at a certain rate; apprized; esteemed.
60303 valueless VAL'UELESS, a. Being of no value; having no worth.
60304 valuer VAL'UER, n. One who values; an apprizer; one who holds in esteem.
60305 valuing VAL'UING, ppr. Setting a price on; estimating the worth of; esteeming.
60306 valvate VALV'ATE, a. [See Valve.] Having or resembling a valve.
60307 valve VALVE, n. valv. [L. valvae, folding doors; coinciding with valvo.]1. A folding door.Swift ...
60308 valved VALV'ED, a. Having valves; composed of valves.
60309 valvlet VALV'LET,
60310 valvular VALV'ULAR, a. Containing valves.
60311 valvule VALV'ULE, n. A little valve; one of the pieces which compose the outer covering of a pericarp.
60312 vamp VAMP, n. The upper leather of a shoe.VAMP, v.t. To piece an old thing with a new part; to ...
60313 vamped VAMP'ED, pp. Pieced; repaired.
60314 vamper VAMP'ER, n. One who pieces an old thing with something new.
60315 vamping VAMP'ING, ppr. Piecing with something new.
60316 vampire VAMP'IRE, n.1. In mythology, an imaginary demon, which was fabled to suck the blood of persons ...
60318 van-couriers VAN-COURIERS, n. In armies, light armed soldiers sent before armies to beat the road upon the ...
60319 van-foss VAN-FOSS, n. A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp.
60317 van VAN, n. [Eng. advance, advantage. It is from the root of L. venio, the primary sense of which is ...
60320 vandal VAN'DAL, n. A ferocious, cruel person.
60321 vandalic VANDAL'IC, a. Pertaining to the Vandals; designating the south shore of the Baltic where once ...
60322 vandalism VAN'DALISM, n. Ferocious cruelty; indiscriminate destruction of lives and property.
60323 vandyke VANDY'KE, n. A small round handkerchief with a collar for the neck, worn by females.
60324 vane VANE, n. A plate placed on a spindle, at the top of a spire, for the purpose of showing by its ...
60325 vang VANG, n.1. The vangs of a ship are a sort of braces to steady the mizen-gaff.2. The thin ...
60326 vanilla VANIL'LA, n. A genus of plants which have an unctuous aromatic taste, and a fragrant smell; ...
60327 vanish VAN'ISH, v.i. [L. vanesco, vanus, vain, or its root; Eng. to wane. The primary sense is to ...
60328 vanished VAN'ISHED, a. Having no perceptible existence.
60329 vanishing VAN'ISHING, ppr. Disappearing; passing from the sight or possession; departing forever.
60330 vanity VAN'ITY, n. [L. vanitas, from vanus, vain.]1. Emptiness; want of substance to satisfy desire; ...
60331 vanquish VAN'QUISH, v.t. [L. vinco, vincio, to bind.]1. To conquer; to overcome; to subdue in battle; as ...
60332 vanquishable VAN'QUISHABLE, a. That may be conquered.
60333 vanquished VAN'QUISHED, pp. Overcome in battle; subdued; defeated.
60334 vanquisher VAN'QUISHER, n. A conqueror; a victor.
60335 vanquishing VAN'QUISHING, ppr. Conquering; subduing; defeating; refuting.
60336 vansire VAN'SIRE, n. In zoology, a species of weasel with short ears, found in Madagascar.
60337 vant V'ANT, v.i. To boast. [This is the more correct orthography. See Vaunt.]
60339 vantage-ground V'ANTAGE-GROUND, n. Superiority of state or place; the place or condition which gives one an ...
60338 vantage V'ANTAGE, n. [L. venio. See Advantage and Van.]
60340 vantbrass VANT'BRASS, n. Armor for the arm. Obs.
60341 vaorate VA'ORATE, v.i. To emit vapor. [See Evaporate.]
60342 vapid VAP'ID, a. [L. vapidus. The radical verb is not in the Latin, but the sense must be to pass or ...
60343 vapidness VAP'IDNESS, n. 1. The state of having lost its life or spirit; deadness; flatness; as the ...
60345 vapor-bath VA'POR-BATH, n. [vapor and bath.] 1. The application of vapor to the body in a close place.2. ...
60344 vapor VA'POR, n. [L. vapor.]1. In a general sense, an invisible elastic fluid, rendered aeriform by ...
60346 vaporability VAPORABIL'ITY, n. The quality of being capable of vaporization.
60347 vaporable VAP'ORABLE, a. Capable of being converted into vapor by the agency of caloric.
60348 vaporation VAPORA'TION, n. [L. vaporatio.] The act or process of converting into vapor, or of passing off in ...
60349 vapored VA'PORED, a.1. Moist; wet with vapors.2. Splenetic; peevish.
60350 vaporer VA'PORER, n. A boaster; one who makes a vaunting display of his prowess or worth; a braggart.
60351 vaporific VAPORIF'IC, a. [L. vapor and facio, to make.]Forming into vapor; converting into steam, or ...
60352 vaporing VA'PORING, ppr. Boasting; vaunting ostentatiously and vainly.
60353 vaporingly VA'PORINGLY, adv. In a boasting manner.
60354 vaporish VA'PORISH, a.1. Full of vapors.2. Hypochondriac; splenetic; affected by hysterics.
60355 vaporization VAPORIZA'TION, n. The artificial formation of vapor.
60356 vaporize VAP'ORIZE, v.t. To convert into vapor by the application of heat or artificial means.VAP'ORIZE, ...
60357 vaporized VAP'ORIZED, pp. Expelled in vapor.
60358 vaporizing VAP'ORIZING, ppr. Converting into vapor.
60359 vaporous VA'POROUS, a. 1. Full of vapors or exhalations; as the vaporous air of valleys.2. Vain; unreal; ...
60360 vaporousness VA'POROUSNESS, n. State of being full of vapors.
60361 vapory VA'PORY, a. 1. Vaporous; full of vapors.2. Hypochondriac; splenetic; peevish.
60362 vapulation VAPULA'TION, n. [L. vapulo.] The act of beating or shipping. [Not in use.]
60363 vare VARE, n. A wand or staff of justice. [Not in use.]
60364 varec VAR'EC, n. The French name for kelp or incinerated sea weed; wrack.
60365 vari VA'RI, n. In zoology, a species of quadruped, the maucauco or Lemur catta of Linne, having its ...
60366 variable VA'RIABLE, a. 1. That may vary or alter; capable of alteration in any manner; changeable; as ...
60367 variableness VA'RIABLENESS, n.1. Susceptibility of change; liableness or aptness to alter; changeableness; as ...
60368 variably VA'RIABLY, adv. Changeably; with alteration; in an inconstant or fickle manner.
60369 variance VA'RIANCE, n. [See Vary.] 1. In law, an alteration of something formerly laid in a writ; or a ...
60370 variate VA'RIATE, v.t. 1. To alter; to make different.2. To vary. [A bad word.]
60371 variation VARIA'TION, n. [L. variatio. See Vary.]1. Alteration; a partial change in the form, position, ...
60372 varicocele VAR'ICOCELE, n. [L. varix, a dilated vein, and Gr. a tumor.]In surgery, a varicous enlargement of ...
60373 varicose VAR'ICOSE,
60374 varicous VAR'ICOUS, a. [L. varicosus, having enlarged veins.]1. Preternaturally enlarged, or permanently ...
60375 varied VA'RIED, pp. of vary. Altered; partially changed; changed.
60376 variegate VA'RIEGATE, v.t. [L. vario, varius. See Vary.]To diversify in external appearance; to mark with ...
60377 variegated VA'RIEGATED, pp. Diversified in colors or external appearance. Variegated leaves, in botany, are ...
60378 variegating VA'RIEGATING, ppr. Diversifying with colors.
60379 variegation VARIEGA'TION, n. The act of diversifying, or state of being diversified by different colors; ...
60380 variety VARI'ETY, n. [L. varietas, from vario, to vary.]1. Intermixture of different things, or of things ...
60381 variolite VA'RIOLITE, n. [L. varius and Gr. stone.]In mineralogy, a kind of porphyritic rock, in which the ...
60382 varioloid VA'RIOLOID, n. [L. variolae and Gr. form.The name recently given to a disease resembling the small ...
60383 variolous VA'RIOLOUS, a. [L. variolae, from vario, to diversify.] Pertaining to or designating the small ...
60384 various VA'RIOUS, a. [L. varius, See Vary.]1. different; several; manifold; as men of various names and ...
60385 variously VA'RIOUSLY, adv. In different ways; with change; with diversity; as objects variously represented; ...
60386 varix VA'RIX, n. [L.] 1. An uneven swelling of a dilated vein.2. In beasts, a sort of puffy ...
60387 varlet V'ARLET, n. [See Valet.]1. Anciently, a servant or footman.2. A scoundrel; a rascal; as an ...
60388 varletry V'ARLETRY, n. The rabble; the crowd. [Not in use.]
60390 varnish-tree V'ARNISH-TREE, n. The Rhus vernix, poison ash, or poison oak.
60389 varnish V'ARNISH, n. [Low L. vernix.]1. A thick, viscid, glossy liquid, laid on work by painters and ...
60391 varnished V'ARNISHED, pp.1. Covered with varnish; made glossy.2. Rendered fair in external appearance.
60392 varnisher V'ARNISHER, n. 1. One who varnishes, or whose occupation is to varnish.2. One who disguises or ...
60393 varnishing V'ARNISHING, ppr. Laying on varnish; giving a fair external appearance.
60394 varvels V'ARVELS,
60395 vary VA'RY, v.t. [L. vario, verto.]1. To alter in form, appearance, substance or position; to make ...
60396 varying VA'RYING, ppr. Altering; changing; deviating.
60397 vascular VAS'CULAR, a. [L. vasculum, a vessel, from vas, id.]1. Pertaining to the vessels of animal or ...
60398 vascularity VASCULAR'ITY, n. The state of being vascular.
60399 vasculiferous VASCULIF'EROUS, a. [L. vasculum and fero, to bear.]Vasculiferous plants are such as have seed ...
60400 vase VASE, n. [L. vas, vasa, a vessel.]1. A vessel for domestic use, or for use in temples; as a vase ...
60401 vassal VAS'SAL, n. 1. A feudatory; a tenant; one who holds land of a superior, and who vows fidelity and ...
60402 vassalage VAS'SALAGE,1. The state of being a vassal or feudatory.2. Political servitude; dependence; ...
60403 vassaled VAS'SALED, pp. or a. Enslaved; subjected to absolute power; as a vassaled land.
60404 vast V'AST, a. [L. vastus. The primary sense of the root must be a part or spread, as this is ...
60405 vastation VASTA'TION, n. [L. vastatio, from vasto, to waste.]A laying waste; waste; depopulation. ...
60406 vastidity VASTID'ITY, n. Vastness; immensity. [Not English.]
60407 vastly V'ASTLY, adv. Very greatly; to a great extent or degree; as a space vastly extended. Men differ ...
60408 vastness V'ASTNESS, n.1. Great extent; immensity; as the vastness of the ocean or of space.2. Immense bulk ...
60409 vasty V'ASTY, a. Being of great extent; very spacious.I can call spirits from the vasty deep. [Little ...
60410 vat VAT, n. 1. A large vessel or cistern for holding liquors in an immature state; as vats for ...
60411 vatican VAT'ICAN, n. In Rome, the celebrated church of St. Peter; and also, a magnificent palace of the ...
60412 vaticide VAT'ICIDE, n. [L. vates, a prophet, and caedo, to kill.]The murderer of a prophet.
60413 vaticinal VATIC'INAL, a. [L. vaticinor, to prophesy.] Containing prophecy.
60414 vaticinate VATIC'INATE, v.i. [L. vaticinor, from vates, a prophet.]To prophesy; to foretell; to practice ...
60415 vaticination VATICINA'TION, n. Prediction; prophecy.
60416 vault VAULT, n. [L. vultus; a derivative of L. volvo, volutus.]1. A continued arch, or an arched roof. ...
60417 vaultage VAULT'AGE, n. Vaulted work; an arched cellar. [Not in use.]
60418 vaulted VAULT'ED, pp. 1. Arched; concave; as a vaulted roof.2. Covered with an arch or vault.3. a. In ...
60419 vaulter VAULT'ER, n. One that vaults; a leaper; a tumbler.
60420 vaulting VAULT'ING, ppr.1. Arching; covering with an arch.2. Leaping; tumbling; exhibiting feats of ...
60421 vaulty VAULT'Y, a. Arched; concave. [Not in use.]
60423 vaunt-courier VAUNT-COURIER, n. A precursor.
60424 vaunt-mure V'AUNT-MURE, n. A false wall; a work raised in front of the main wall.
60422 vaunt V'AUNT, v.i. [L. vanus. This ought to be written vant.]To boast; to make a vain display of one's ...
60425 vaunted V'AUNTED, pp. Vainly boasted of or displayed.
60426 vaunter V'AUNTER, n. A vain conceited boaster; a braggart; a man given to vain ostentation.
60427 vauntful V'AUNTFUL, a. Boastful; vainly ostentatious.
60428 vaunting V'AUNTING, ppr. Vainly boasting; ostentatiously setting forth what one is or has.
60429 vauntingly V'AUNTINGLY, adv. Boastfully; with vain ostentation.
60430 vavasor VAV'ASOR, n. [This word in old books is variously written, valvasor, vavasour, valvasour. It is ...
60431 vavasory VAV'ASORY, n. The quality or tenure of the fee held by a vavasor.
60432 vaward VA'WARD, n. [van and ward.] The fore part. Obs.
60433 veal VEAL, n. [L. vitellus.]The flesh of a calf killed for the table.
60434 vection VEC'TION, n. [L. vectio, from veho, to carry.]The act of carrying, or state of being carried. ...
60435 vectitation VECTITA'TION, n. [L. vectito.] A carrying. [Not in use.]
60436 vector VEC'TOR, n. [L. from veho, to carry.] In astronomy, a line supposed to be drawn from any planet ...
60437 vecture VEC'TURE, n. [L. vectura, from veho, supra.]A carrying; carriage; conveyance by carrying. [Little ...
60438 veda VEDA, n. vedaw'. The name of the collective body of the Hindoo sacred writings. These are ...
60439 vedet VEDET',
60440 vedette VEDETTE, n. [L. video, to see.] a sentinel on horseback.
60441 veer VEER, v.i. [L. vario and verto. See Ware.]To turn; to change direction; as, the wind veers to the ...
60442 veerable VEE'RABLE, a. Changeable; shifting. [Not in use.]
60443 veered VEE'RED, pp. turned; changed in direction; let out.
60444 veering VEE'RING, ppr. turning; letting out to a greater length.
60445 vegetability VEGETABIL'ITY, n. [from vegetable.] Vegetable nature; the quality of growth without sensation.
60446 vegetable VEG'ETABLE, n. [L. vigeo, to grow.]1. A plant; an organized body destitute of sense and voluntary ...
60447 vegetate VEG'ETATE, v.i. [L. vegeto, vigeo, to flourish.]To sprout; to germinate; to grow; as plants; to ...
60448 vegetating VEG'ETATING, ppr. germinating; sprouting; growing; as plants.
60449 vegetation VEGETA'TION, n. 1. The process of growing; as plants, by means of nourishment derived from the ...
60450 vegetative VEG'ETATIVE, a.1. Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants.2. Having the power to ...
60451 vegetativeness VEG'ETATIVENESS, n. the quality of producing growth.
60452 vegete VEGE'TE, a. [L. vegetus.] Vigorous; active. [Little used.]
60453 vegetive VEG'ETIVE, a. [L. vegeto, vigeo.] Vegetable; having the nature of plants; as vegetive life. ...
60454 vegeto-animal VEG'ETO-ANIMAL, a. Vegeto-animal matter, is a term formerly applied to vegetable gluten, which is ...
60455 vegetous VEGE'TOUS, a. Vigorous; lively; vegete. [Not in use.]
60456 vehemence VE'HEMENCE,
60457 vehemency VE'HEMENCY, n. [L. vehemens, from veho, to carry, that is, to rush or drive.]1. Violence; great ...
60458 vehement VE'HEMENT, a. [L. vehemens.]1. Violent; acting with great force; furious; very forcible; as a ...
60459 vehemently VE'HEMENTLY, adv. 1. With great force and violence.2. Urgently; forcibly; with great zeal or ...
60460 vehicle VE'HICLE, n. [L. vehiculum, from veho, to carry.]1. That in which any thing is or may be carried; ...
60461 vehicled VE'HICLED, a. Conveyed in a vehicle.
60462 veil VEIL, n. [L. velum.1. A cover; a curtain; something to intercept the view and lude an object.2. ...
60463 vein VEIN, n. [L. vena, from the root of venio, to come, to pass. The sense is a passage, a ...
60464 veined VEINED, a. [from vein.]1. Full of veins; streaked; variegated; as veined marble.2. In botany, ...
60465 veinless VEINLESS, a. In botany, having no veins; as a veinless leaf.
60466 veiny VEINY, a. Full of veins; as veiny marble.
60467 veliferous VELIF'EROUS, a. [L. velum, a sail, and fero, to bear.] Bearing or carrying sails.
60468 velitation VELITA'TION, n. [L. velitatio.] A dispute or contest; a slight skirmish. [Not in use.]
60469 vell VELL, n. A rennet bag. [Local.]VELL, v.t. To cut off the turf or sward of land. [Local.]
60470 velleity VELLE'ITY, n. [L. velle, to will.]A term by which the schools express the lowest degree of desire.
60471 vellicate VEL'LICATE, v.t. [L. vellico, from vello, to pull. It may be from the root of pull.]To twitch; to ...
60472 vellicated VEL'LICATED, pp. Twitched or caused to twitch.
60473 vellicating VEL'LICATING, ppr. Twitching; convulsing.
60474 vellication VELLICATION, n.1. The act of twitching, or of causing to twitch.2. A twitching or convulsive ...
60475 vellum VEL'LUM, n. [L. vello.]A finer kind of parchment or skin, rendered clear and white for writing.
60476 velocity VELOC'ITY, n. [L. velositas, from velox, swift, allied to volo, to fly.]1. Swiftness; celerity; ...
60477 velure VEL'URE, n. Velvet. Obs.
60478 velvet VEL'VET, n. [L. vellus, hair, nap.]A rich silk stuff, covered on the outside with a close, short, ...
60479 velveted VEL'VETED, a. Made of velvet; or soft and delicate, like velvet.
60480 velveteen VELVETEE'N, n. A kind of cloth made in imitation of velvet.
60481 velveting VEL'VETING, n. The fine shag of velvet.
60482 velvety VEL'VETY, a. Made of velvet, or like velvet; soft; smooth; delicate.
60483 venal VE'NAL, a. [L. vena, a vein.] Pertaining to a vein or to veins; contained in the veins; as venal ...
60484 venality VENAL'ITY, n. Mercenariness; the state of being influenced by money; prostitution of talents, ...
60485 venary VEN'ARY, a. [L. venor, to hunt.] Relating to hunting.
60486 venatic VENAT'IC,
60487 venatical VENAT'ICAL, a. [L. venaticus, from venor, to hunt.] Used in hunting.
60488 venation VENA'TION, n. [L. venatio, from venor, to hunt.]1. The act or practice of hunting.2. The state ...
60489 vend VEND, v.t. [L. vendo.]To sell; to transfer a thing and the exclusive right of possessing it, to ...
60490 vended VEND'ED, pp. Sold; transferred for money; as goods.
60491 vendee VENDEE', n. The person to whom a thing is sold.
60492 vender VEND'ER, n. A seller; one who transfers the exclusive right of possessing a thing, either his own, ...
60493 vendibility VENDIBIL'ITY,
60494 vendible VEND'IBLE, a. [L. vendibilis.] Salable; that may be sold; that can be sold; as vendible goods. ...
60495 vendibleness VEND'IBLENESS, n. The state of being vendible or salable.
60496 vendibly VEND'IBLY, adv. In a salable manner.
60497 venditation VENDITA'TION, n. [L. venditatio.] A boastful display. [Not in use.]
60498 vendition VENDI'TION, n. [L. venditio.] The act of selling; sale.
60499 vendor VEND'OR, n. A vender; a seller.
60501 vendue-master VENDUE-M'ASTER, n. One who is authorized to make sale of any property to the highest bidder, by ...
60500 vendue VENDUE, n. Auction; a public sale of any thing by outcry, to the highest bidder.
60502 veneer VENEE'R, v.t. To inlay; to lay thin slices or leaves of fine wood of different kinds on a ground ...
60503 veneered VENEE'RED, pp. Inlaid; ornamented with marquetry.
60504 veneering VENEE'RING, ppr. Inlaying; adorning with inlaid work.VENEE'RING, n. The act or art of inlaying, ...
60505 venefice VEN'EFICE, n. [L. veneficium.] The practice of poisoning. [Not in use.]
60506 veneficial VENEFI'CIAL,'CIOUS, a. [L. veneficium.] Acting by poison; bewitching. [Little used.]
60507 veneficiously VENEFI'CIOUSLY, adv. By poison or witchcraft. [Little used.]
60508 venemous VEN'EMOUS, [See Venomous.]
60509 venenate VEN'ENATE, v.t. [L. veneno; venenum, poison.]To poison; to infect with poison. [Not used.]
60510 venenation VENENA'TION, n.1. The act of poisoning.2. Poison; venom. [Not used.]
60511 venene VENE'NE,
60512 venenose VENE'NOSE, a. Poisonous; venomous. [Not used.]
60513 venerability VENERABIL'ITY, n. State or quality of being venerable. [Not used.]
60514 venerable VEN'ERABLE, a. [L. venerabilis, from veneror, to honor, to worship.]1. Worthy of veneration or ...
60515 venerableness VEN'ERABLENESS, n. The state or quality of being venerable.
60516 venerably VEN'ERABLY, adv. In a manner to excite reverence.- An awful pile! stands venerably great.
60517 venerate VEN'ERATE, v.t. [L. veneror.]To regard with respect and reverence; to reverence; to revere. We ...
60518 venerated VEN'ERATED, pp. Reverenced; treated with honor and respect.
60519 venerating VEN'ERATING, ppr. Regarding with reverence.
60520 veneration VENERA'TION, n. [L. veneratio.]The highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with ...
60521 venerator VEN'ERATOR, n. One who venerates and reverences.
60522 venereal VENE'REAL, a. [L. venereus, from Venus. See Venus.]1. Pertaining to the pleasures of sexual ...
60523 venerean VENE'REAN, a. Venereal. [Not used.]
60524 venereous VENE'REOUS, a. [L. venereus.] Lustful; libidinous.
60525 venerous VEN'EROUS, for venereous. [Not used.]
60526 venery VEN'ERY, n. [from Venus.] The pleasures of the bed.Contentment, without the pleasure of lawful ...
60527 venesection VENESEC'TION, n. [L. vena, vein, and sectio, a cutting.]The act or operation of opening a vein for ...
60528 veney VEN'EY, n. A bout; a thrust; a hit; a turn at fencing.Three veneys for a dish of stewed prunes. ...
60529 venge VENGE, v.t. venj. To avenge; to punish. [Not in use.] [See Avenge and Revenge.]
60530 vengeable VENGEABLE, a. venj'able. [from venge.] Revengeful; as vengeable despite. [Not in use.]
60531 vengeance VENGEANCE, n. venj'ance. [L. vindico.]The infliction of pain on another, in return for an injury ...
60532 vengeful VENGEFUL, a. venj'ful. 1. Vindictive; retributive; as God's vengeful ire.2. Revengeful.
60533 vengement VENGEMENT, n. venj'ment. Avengement; penal retribution. [Avengement is generally used.]
60534 venger VENG'ER, n. An avenger. [Not in use.]
60535 veniable VE'NIABLE, a. [See Venial.] Venial; pardonable. [Not in use.]
60536 veniably VE'NIABLY, adv. Pardonably; excusably. [Not in use.]
60537 venial VE'NIAL, a. [L. venia, pardon, leave to depart, from the root of venio, and signifying literally a ...
60538 venialness VE'NIALNESS, n. State of being excusable or pardonable.Venire facias, or venire, in law, a writ or ...
60539 venison VENISON, n. ven'izn, or ven'zn. [L. venactio, a hunting, from venor, to hunt.]The flesh of beasts ...
60540 venom VEN'OM, n. [L. venenum, venor, to hunt, to drive or chase; venio, to come. See Venus, &c.]1. ...
60541 venomous VEN'OMOUS, a.1. Poisonous; noxious to animal life; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous. The ...
60542 venomously VEN'OMOUSLY, adv. Poisonously; malignantly; spitefully.
60543 venomousness VEN'OMOUSNESS, n. 1. Poisonousness; noxiousness to animal life.2. Malignity; spitefulness.
60544 venous VE'NOUS, a. [L. venosus, from vena, a vein.]1. Pertaining to a vein or to veins; contained in ...
60545 vent VENT, n. [L. venio, Eng. wind, &c.; properly a passage.]1. A small aperture; a hole or passage ...
60546 ventage VENT'AGE, n. A small hole. [Not in use.]
60547 ventail VENT'AIL, n. That part of a helmet made to be lifted up; the part intended for the admission of ...
60548 ventana VENTAN'A, n. A window. [Not English.]
60549 ventanna VENTAN'NA,
60550 venter VENT'ER, n. One who utters, reports or publishes.
60551 ventiduct VEN'TIDUCT, n. [L. ventus, wind, and ductus, a canal.]In building, a passage for wind or air; a ...
60552 ventilate VEN'TILATE, v.t. [L. ventilo, from ventus, wind.]1. To fan with wind; to open and expose to the ...
60553 ventilated VEN'TILATED, pp. Exposed to the action of the air; fanned; winnowed; discussed.
60554 ventilating VEN'TILATING, ppr. Exposing to the action of wind; fanning; discussing.
60555 ventilation VENTILA'TION, n. [L. ventilatio.]1. The act of ventilating; the act or operation of exposing to ...
60556 ventilator VEN'TILATOR, n. An instrument or machine for expelling foul or stagnant air from any close place ...
60557 ventiloquous VENTIL'OQUOUS, a. Speaking in such a manner as to make the sound appear to come from a place ...
60558 ventosity VENTOS'ITY, n. [L. ventosus.] Windiness; flatulence.
60559 ventral VEN'TRAL, a. [from L. venter, belly.] Belonging to the belly.The ventral fins, in fishes, are ...
60560 ventricle VEN'TRICLE, n. [L. ventriculus, from venter, belly.]In a general sense, a small cavity in an ...
60561 ventricous VEN'TRICOUS, a. [L. ventricosus, from venter, belly.]In botany, bellied; distended; swelling out ...
60562 ventriculous VENTRIC'ULOUS, a. [supra.] Somewhat distended in the middle.
60563 ventriloquism VENTRIL'OQUISM,
60564 ventriloquist VENTRIL'OQUIST, n. One who speaks in such a manner that his voice appears to come from some ...
60565 ventriloquy VENTRIL'OQUY, n. [L. venter, belly, and loquor, to speak.]The act, art or practice of speaking in ...
60566 venture VEN'TURE, n. [L. venio, ventus, venturus, to come.]1. A hazard; an undertaking of chance or ...
60567 ventured VEN'TURED, pp. Put to the hazard; risked.
60568 venturer VEN'TURER, n. One who ventures or puts to hazards.
60569 venturesome VEN'TURESOME, a. Bold; daring; intrepid; as a venturesome boy.
60570 venturesomely VEN'TURESOMELY, adv. In a bold, daring manner.
60571 venturing VEN'TURING, ppr. Putting to hazard; daring.VEN'TURING, n. The act of putting to risk; a ...
60572 venturous VEN'TUROUS, a. Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; intrepid; adventurous; as a venturous soldier.With ...
60573 venturously VEN'TUROUSLY, adv. Daringly; fearlessly; boldly.
60574 venturousness VEN'TUROUSNESS, n. Boldness; hardiness; fearlessness; intrepidity. The event made then repent of ...
60575 venue VEN'UE,
60576 venulite VEN'ULITE, n. A petrified shell of the genus Venus.
60577 venus VE'NUS, n. [L. ventus, venenum; Eng. venom to poison, to fret or irritate. These affinities lead ...
60578 venust VENUST', a. [L. venustus.] Beautiful. [Not used.]
60579 veracious VERA'CIOUS, a. [L. verax, from verus, true.]1. Observant of truth; habitually disposed to speak ...
60580 veracity VERAC'ITY, n. [L. verax, from verus, true.]1. Habitual observance of truth, or habitual truth; as ...
60581 veranda VERAN'DA, n. An oriental word denoting a kind of open portico, formed by extending a sloping roof ...
60582 veratria VERA'TRIA, n. [L. veratrum, hellebore.] A newly discovered vegetable alkali, extracted from the ...
60583 verb VERB, n. [L. verbum, fero.]1. In grammar, a part of speech that expresses action, motion, being, ...
60584 verbal VERB'AL, a. [L. verbalis.]1. Spoken; expressed to the ear in words; not written; as a verbal ...
60585 verbality VERBAL'ITY, n. Mere words; bare literal expressions.
60586 verbalize VERB'ALIZE, v.t. To convert into a verb.
60587 verbally VER'BALLY, adv.1. In words spoken; by words uttered; orally.2. Word for word; as, to translate ...
60588 verbatim VERBA'TIM adv. [L.] Word for word; in the same words; as, to tell a story verbatim as another has ...
60589 verberate VERB'ERATE, v.t. [L. verbero.] To beat; to strike. [Not in use.]
60590 verberation VERBERA'TION, n1. A beating or striking; blows.2. The impulse of a body, which causes sound.
60591 verbiage VERB'IAGE, n. Verbosity; use of many words without necessity; superabundance of words.
60592 verbose VERBO'SE, a. [L. verbosus.] Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are ...
60593 verboseness VERBO'SENESS, n. 1. Employment of a superabundance of words; the use of more words than are ...
60594 verbosity VERBOS'ITY,
60595 verdancy VER'DANCY, n. [See Verdant.] Greenness.
60596 verdant VER'DANT, a. [L. vividans, from viridis, from vireo, to be green.] The radical sense of the verb ...
60597 verderer VER'DERER,
60598 verderor VER'DEROR, n. [Low L. viridarius.]An officer in England, who has the charge of the king's forest, ...
60599 verdict VER'DICT, n. [L. verum dictum, true declaration.]1. The answer of a jury given to the court ...
60600 verdigris VER'DIGRIS, n. Rust of copper, or an acetate of copper, formed by the combination of an acid with ...
60601 verditer VER'DITER, n. [verde-terre, green earth; terre-verde.]A preparation of copper sometimes used by ...
60602 verdure VER'DURE, n. [L. vireo.] Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as the verdure of the meadows ...
60603 verdurous VER'DUROUS, a. Covered with green; clothed with the fresh color of vegetables; as verdurous ...
60604 verecund VER'ECUND, a. [L. vrcundus.] Bashful; modest. [Not much used.]
60605 verecundity VERECUND'ITY, n. Bashfulness; modesty; blushing. [Not in much use.]
60606 verge VERGE, n. verj. [L. virga, a rod, that is, a shoot.]1. A rod, or something in the form of a rod ...
60607 verger VERG'ER, n. 1. He that carries the mace before the bishop, dean, &c.2. An officer who carries a ...
60608 verging VERG'ING, ppr. Bending or inclining; tending.
60609 vergouleuse VER'GOULEUSE, n. A species of pear; contracted to vergaloo.
60610 veridical VERID'ICAL, a. [L. veridicus; verus and dico.] Telling truth. [Not used.]
60611 verifiable VER'IFIABLE, a. [from verify.] That may be verified; that may be proved or confirmed by ...
60612 verification VERIFICA'TION, n. [See Verify.] The act of verifying or proving to be true; the act of confirming ...
60613 verified VER'IFIED, pp. Proved; confirmed by competent evidence.
60614 verifier VER'IFIER, n. One that proves or makes appear to be true.
60615 verify VER'IFY, v.t. [L. verus, true, and facio, to make.]1. To prove to be true; to confirm.This is ...
60616 verifying VER'IFYING, ppr. Proving to be true; confirming; establishing as authentic.
60617 verily VER'ILY, adv. [from very.] 1. In truth; in fact; certainly.2. Really; truly; with great ...
60618 vering 'VERING, n. A silver coin. Isa. 7.
60619 verisimilar VERISIM'ILAR, a. [L. verisimilis; verus, true, and similis, like.] having the appearance of ...
60620 verisimilitude VERISIMIL'ITUDE, n. [L. verisimilitudo.] the appearance of truth; probability; ...
60621 verisimility VERISIMIL'ITY, for verisimilitude, is not in use.
60622 veritable VER'ITABLE, a. True; agreeable to fact. [Little used.]
60623 veritably VER'ITABLY, adv. In a true manner. [Not in use.]
60624 verity VER'ITY, n. [L. veritas, from verus, true.]1. Truth; consonance of a statement, proposition or ...
60625 verjuice VER'JUICE, n. A liquor expressed from wild apples, sour grapes, &c. used in sauces, ragouts and ...
60626 vermeil VERMEIL. [See Vermilion.]
60627 vermeologist VERMEOL'OGIST, n. [infra.] One who treats of vermes.
60628 vermeology VERMEOL'OGY, n. [L. vermes, worms, and Gr. discourse.]A discourse or treatise on vermes, or that ...
60629 vermicelli VERMICEL'LI, n. [L. vermiculus, from vermis, a worm.]A cookery, little rolls or threads of paste, ...
60630 vermicular VERMIC'ULAR, a. [L. vermiculus, a little worm, from vermis, a worm.]Pertaining to a worm; ...
60631 vermiculate VERMIC'ULATE, v.t. [L. vermiculatus.] To inlay; to form work by inlaying, resembling the motion ...
60632 vermiculated VERMIC'ULATED, pp. Formed in the likeness of the motion of a worm.
60633 vermiculating VERMIC'ULATING, ppr. Forming so as to resemble the motion of a worm.
60634 vermiculation VERMICULA'TION, n.1. The act or operation of moving in the form of a worm; continuation of motion ...
60635 vermicule VERM'ICULE, n. [L. vermiculus.] A little worm or grub.
60636 vermiculous VERMIC'ULOUS, a. [L. vermiculosus.]1. Full of worms or grubs.2. Resembling worms.
60637 vermiform VERM'IFORM, a. [L. vermis, a worm, and forma, form.]Having the form or shape of a worm; as the ...
60638 vermifuge VERM'IFUGE, n. [L. vermis, a worm, and fugo, to expel.]A medicine or substance that destroys or ...
60639 vermil VER'MIL,'
60640 vermilion VERMILION, a. vermil'yon. [L. vermiculus, vermes; a name sometimes improperly given to the ...
60641 vermilioned VERMIL'IONED, pp. or a. Dyed or tinged with a bright red.
60642 vermin VERM'IN, n. sing, and plu; used chiefly in the plural. [L. vermes, worms.]1. All sorts of small ...
60643 verminate VERM'INATE, v.i. [L. vermino.] To breed vermin.
60644 vermination VERMINA'TION, n.1. The breeding of vermin.2. A griping of the bowels.
60645 verminous VERM'INOUS, a. Tending to breed vermin.The verminous disposition of the body.
60646 vermiparous VERMIP'AROUS, a. [L. vermes, worms, and pario, to bear.] Producing worms.
60647 vermivorous VERMIV'OROUS, a. [L. vermes, worms, and voro, to devour.]Devouring worms; feeding on worms. ...
60648 vernacular VERNAC'ULAR, a. [L. vernaculus, born in one's house, from verns, a servant.]1. Native; belonging ...
60649 vernaculous VERNAC'ULOUS, a. [supra.] Vernacular; also, scoffing. Obs.
60650 vernal VER'NAL, a. [L. vernalis, from ver, spring.]1. Belonging to the spring; appearing in spring; as ...
60651 vernant VER'NANT, a. [L. vernans; verno, to flourish.] Flourishing, as in spring; as vernant flowers.
60652 vernate VER'NATE, v.i. to become young again. [Not in use.]
60653 vernation VERNA'TION, n. [L. verno.] In botany, the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud. it ...
60654 vernier VER'NIER, n. [from the inventor.] A graduated index which subdivides the smallest divisions on a ...
60655 vernility VERNIL'ITY, n. [L. vernilis, from verna, a slave.] Servility; fawning behavior, like that of a ...
60656 veronica VERON'ICA, n. [vera-icon, true image.]1. A portrait or representation of the face of our Savior ...
60657 verrucous VER'RUCOUS, a. [L. verruca, a wart; verrucosus, full of warts.]Warty; having little knobs or warts ...
60658 versability VERSABIL'ITY,
60659 versable VERS'ABLE, a. [supra.] That may be turned. [Not used.]
60660 versableness VERS'ABLENESS, n. [L. versabilis, from versor, to turn.]Aptness to be turned round. [Not used.]
60661 versal VERSAL, for universal. [Not used or very vulgar.]
60662 versatile VERS'ATILE, a. [L. versatilis, from versor, to turn.]1. That may be turned round; as a versatile ...
60663 versatility VERSATIL'ITY, n. 1. The quality of being versatile; aptness to change; readiness to be turned; ...
60665 verse-man VERSE-MAN, n. [verse and man.] A writer of verses; in ludicrous language.
60664 verse VERSE, n. vers. [L. versus; verto, to turn.]1. In poetry, a line, consisting of a certain number ...
60666 verser VERS'ER, n. A maker of verses; a versifier.
60667 versicle VERS'ICLE, n. [L. versiculus.] A little verse. [Not used.]
60668 versicolor VERS'ICOLOR,
60669 versicolored VERS'ICOLORED, a. [L. versicolor.] Having various colors; changeable in color.
60670 versicular VERSIC'ULAR, a. Pertaining to verses; designating distinct divisions of a writing.
60671 versification VERSIFICA'TION, n. The act, art or practice of composing poetic verse. Versification is the ...
60672 versificator VERS'IFICATOR, n. A versifier. [Little used. See Versifier.]
60673 versified VERS'IFIED, pp. [from versify.] Formed into verse.
60674 versifier VERS'IFIER, n.1. One who makes verses. Not every versifier is a poet.2. One who converts into ...
60675 versify VERS'IFY, v.i. To make verses.I'll versify in spite, and do my best.VERS'IFY, v.t.1. To relate or ...
60676 version VER'SION, n. [L. versio.]1. A turning; a change or transformation; as the version of air into ...
60677 verst VERST, n. A Russian measure of length, containing 1166 2/3 yards, or 3500 feet; about three ...
60678 vert VERT, n. [L. viridis.] 1. In the forest laws, every thing that grows and bears a green leaf ...
60679 verteber VERT'EBER,
60680 vertebra VERT'EBRA, n. [L. vertebra, from verto, to turn.] A joint of the spine or backbone of an animal.
60681 vertebral VERT'EBRAL, a.1. Pertaining to the joints of the spine or backbone.2. Having a backbone or spinal ...
60682 vertebrated VERT'EBRATED, a. [L. vertebratus.] Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal ...
60683 vertex VERT'EX, n. [L. from veto, to turn; primarily a round point.]1. The crown or top of the head.2. ...
60684 vertical VERT'ICAL, a. [L. vertex.]1. Placed or being in the zenith, or perpendicularly over the head. ...
60685 vertically VERT'ICALLY, adv. In the zenith.
60686 verticalness VERT'ICALNESS, n. The state of being in the zenith or perpendicularly over the head. [Verticality ...
60687 verticil VERT'ICIL, n. [L. verticillus, from vertex, supra.]In botany, a little whirl; a mode of ...
60688 verticillate VERTIC'ILLATE, a. [supra.] In botany, verticillate flowers are such as grow in a whirl, or round ...
60689 verticity VERTIC'ITY, n. [from vertex, supra.]1. The power of turning; revolution; rotation.2. That ...
60690 vertiginous VERTIG'INOUS, a. [L. vertiginousus.]1. Turning round; whirling; rotary; as a vertiginous ...
60691 vertiginousness VERTIG'INOUSNESS, n. Giddiness; a whirling, or sense of whirling; unsteadiness.
60692 vertigo VERT'IGO, n. [L. from verto, to turn.] Giddiness; dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection ...
60694 vervain-mallow VERVAIN-MALLOW, n. A species of mallow, the Malva alcea.
60693 vervain VER'VAIN, n. A plant of the genus Verbena, or rather the genus so called.
60695 vervels VER'VELS, n. Silver rings about the legs of a hawk, on which the owner's name is engraved.
60696 very VER'Y, a. [L. verus.] True; real.Whether thou be my very son Esau or not. Gen. 27.He that ...
60697 vesation VESA'TION, n. [L. vesatio.] 1. The act of irritating, or of troubling, disquieting and ...
60698 vesicant VES'ICANT, n. [infra.] A blistering application; an epispastic.
60699 vesicate VES'ICATE, v.t. [L. vesica, a little bladder. Gr. from to inflate.]To blister; to raise little ...
60700 vesicated VES'ICATED, pp. Blistered.
60701 vesicating VES'ICATING, ppr. Blistering.
60702 vesication VESICA'TION, n. The process of raising blisters or little cuticular bladders on the skin.
60703 vesicatory VES'ICATORY, n. A blistering application or plaster; an epispastic. Vesicatories made of ...
60704 vesicle VES'ICLE, n. [. vesicula. See Vesicate.]1. A little bladder, or a portion of the cuticle ...
60705 vesicular VESIC'ULAR,
60706 vesiculate VESIC'ULATE, a. Bladdery; full of bladders.
60707 vesiculous VESIC'ULOUS, a.1. Pertaining to vesicles; consisting of vesicles.2. Hollow; full of ...
60708 vesper VES'PER, n. [L. This word and Hesperus are probably of one origin, and both from the root of ...
60709 vespertine VES'PERTINE, a. [L. vespertinus. See Vesper.]Pertaining to the evening; happening or being in the ...
60710 vessel VES'SEL, n. [L. vas, vasis. This word is probably the English vat.]1. A cask or utensil proper ...
60711 vessets VES'SETS, n. A kind of cloth.
60712 vessicon VES'SICON,
60713 vessigon VES'SIGON, n. [L. vesica.] A soft swelling on a horse's leg, called a windgall.
60714 vest VEST, n. [L. vestis, a coat or garment; vestio, to cover or clothe.]1. An outer garment.Over his ...
60715 vestal VEST'AL, a. [L. vestalis, from Vesta, the goddess of fire, Gr.]1. Pertaining to Vesta, the ...
60716 vested VEST'ED, pp. 1. Clothed; covered; closely encompassed.2. a. Fixed; not in a state of contingency ...
60717 vestibule VES'TIBULE, n. [L. vestibulum.]1. The porch or entrance into a house, or a large open space ...
60718 vestige VES'TIGE, n. [L. vestigium. This word and vestibule, show that some verb signifying to tread, ...
60719 vesting VEST'ING, ppr. [from vest.] Clothing; covering; closely encompassing; descending to and becoming ...
60720 vestment VEST'MENT, n. [L. vestimentum, from vestio, to clothe.]A garment; some part of clothing or dress; ...
60722 vestry-clerk VEST'RY-CLERK, n. [vestry and clerk.] An officer chosen by the vestry, who keeps the parish ...
60723 vestry-man VEST'RY-MAN, n. [vestry and man.] In London, vestry-men are a select number of principal persons ...
60721 vestry VEST'RY, n. [L. vestiarium.]1. A room appendant to a church, in which the sacerdotal vestments, ...
60724 vesture VEST'URE, n. [See Vest.]1. A garment; a robe.There polish'd chests embroider'd vesture grac'd.2. ...
60725 vesuvian VESU'VIAN, a. Pertaining to Vesuvius, a volcano near Naples.VESU'VIAN, n. In mineralogy, a ...
60726 vetch VETCH, n. [L. vicia. We see vetch if from the root of weigh, wag, wiggle, and signifies a little ...
60727 vetchling VETCH'LING, n. [from vetch.] In botany, a name of the Lathyrus aphaca, expressive of its ...
60728 vetchy VETCH'Y, a.1. Consisting of vetches or of pea straw; as a vetchy bed.2. Abounding with vetches.
60729 veteran VET'ERAN, a. [L. veteranus, from vetero, to grow old, from vetus, old.]Having been long exercised ...
60730 veterinarian VETERINA'RIAN, n. [L. veterinarius.] One skilled in the diseases of cattle or domestic animals.
60731 veterinary VET'ERINARY, a. [supra.] Pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic ...
60732 veto VE'TO, n. [L. veto, I forbid.] A forbidding; prohibition; or the right of forbidding; applied to ...
60733 vex VEX, v.t. [L. vexo.]1. To irritate; to make angry by little provocations; a popular use of the ...
60734 vexatious VEXA'TIOUS, a.1. Irritating; disturbing or agitating to the mind; causing disquiet; afflictive; as ...
60735 vexatiously VEXA'TIOUSLY, adv. In a manner to give great trouble or disquiet.
60736 vexatiousness VEXA'TIOUSNESS, n. The quality of giving great trouble and disquiet, or of teasing and provoking.
60737 vexed VEX'ED, pp. Teased; provoked; irritated; troubled; agitated; disquieted; afflicted.
60738 vexer VEX'ER, n. One who vexes, irritates or troubles.
60739 vexil VEX'IL, n. [L. vexillum, a standard.] A flag or standard. In botany, the upper petal of a ...
60740 vexillary VEX'ILLARY, n. A standard bearer.VEX'ILLARY, a. Pertaining to an ensign or standard.
60741 vexillation VEXILLA'TION, n. [L. vexillatio.] A company of troops under one ensign.
60742 vexing VEX'ING, ppr. Provoking; irritating; afflicting.
60743 vexingly VEX'INGLY, adv. So as to vex, tease or irritate.
60744 vial VI'AL, n. [L. phiala.] A phial; a small bottle of thin glass, used particularly by apothecaries ...
60745 viand VI'AND, n. [L. vivendus, vivo, to live.] Meat dressed; food.Viands of various kinds allure the ...
60746 viatic VIAT'IC, a. [L. viaticum, from via, way.]Pertaining to a journey or to traveling.
60747 viaticum VIAT'ICUM, n. [L. supra.]1. Provisions for a journey.2. Among the ancient Romans, an allowance ...
60748 vibrant VI'BRANT,
60749 vibrate VI'BRATE, v.i. [L. vibro; Eng. wabble.]1. To swing; to oscillate; to move one way and the other; ...
60750 vibrated VI'BRATED, pp. Brandished; moved one way and the other.
60751 vibratility VIBRATIL'ITY, n. Disposition to preternatural vibration or motion. [Not much used.]
60752 vibrating VI'BRATING, ppr. Brandishing; moving to and fro, as a pendulum or musical chord.
60753 vibration VIBRA'TION, n. [L. vibro.] 1. The act of brandishing; the act of moving or state of being moved ...
60754 vibratiuncle VIBRAT'IUNCLE, n. A small vibration.
60755 vibrative VI'BRATIVE, a. That vibrates.
60756 vibratory VI'BRATORY, a.1. Vibrating; consisting in vibration or oscillation; as a vibratory motion.2. ...
60757 vibrion VIB'RION, n. [L. vibrans.] A name given to the ichneumon fly, from the continual vibration of its ...
60759 vicar-general VICAR-GEN'ERAL, n. A title given by Henry VIII to the earl of Essex, with power to oversee all the ...
60758 vicar VIC'AR, n. [L. vicarius, from vicis, a turn, or its root.]1. In a general sense, a person deputed ...
60760 vicarage VIC'ARAGE, n. The benefice of a vicar. A vicarage by endowment, becomes a benefice distinct from ...
60761 vicarial VICA'RIAL, a. [from vicar.] Pertaining to a vicar; small; as vicarial tithes.
60762 vicariate VICA'RIATE, a. Having delegated power, as vicar.VICA'RIATE, n. A delegated office or power.
60763 vicarious VICA'RIOUS, a. [L. vicarius.]1. Deputed; delegated; as vicarious power or authority.2. Acting ...
60764 vicariously VICA'RIOUSLY, adv. In the place of another; by substitution.
60765 vicarship VIC'ARSHIP, n. The office of a vicar; the ministry of a vicar.
60767 vice-admiral VICE-AD'MIRAL, n.1. In the navy, the second officer in command. His flag is displayed at the fore ...
60768 vice-admiralty VICE-AD'MIRALTY, n. The office of a vice-admiralty; a vice-admiralty court.
60769 vice-agent VICE-A'GENT, n. [vice and agent.] One who acts in the place of another.
60770 vice-chamberlain VICE-CH'AMBERLAIN,CHAMBERLAIN, n. An officer in court, next in command to the lord chamberlain.
60771 vice-chancellor VICE-CH'ANCELLOR, n. An officer in a university in England, a distinguished member, who is ...
60772 vice-consul VICE-CONSUL, n. One who acts in the place of a consul.
60773 vice-doge VICE-DO'GE, n. A counsellor at Venice, who represents the doge when sick or absent.
60774 vice-legate VICE-LEG'ATE, n. An officer employed by the pope to perform the office of spiritual and temporal ...
60775 vice-president VICE-PRES'IDENT, n. s as z. An officer next in rank below a president.
60766 vice VICE, n. [L. vitium.]1. Properly, a spot or defect; a fault; a blemish; as the vices of a ...
60776 viced VI'CED, a. Vitious; corrupt. [Not in use.]
60777 vicegerency VICEGE'RENCY, n. [See Vicegerent.] The office of a vicegerent; agency under another; deputed ...
60778 vicegerent VICEGE'RENT, n. [L. vicem gereus, acting in the place of another.]A lieutenant; a vicar; an ...
60779 vicenary VIC'ENARY, a. [L. vicenarius.] Belonging to twenty.
60780 viceroy VI'CEROY, n. The governor of a kingdom or country, who rules in the name of the king with regal ...
60781 viceroyalty VICEROY'ALTY, n. the dignity, office or jurisdiction of a viceroy.
60782 viceroyship VI'CEROYSHIP, n. the dignity, office or jurisdiction of a viceroy.
60783 vicety VI'CETY, n. Nicety; exactness. [Not in use; probably a mistake.]
60784 viciate VI'CIATE, v.t. [L. vitio. This veb is usually written vitiate; but as vice, from L. vitius, is ...
60785 viciated VI'CIATED, pp. Depraved; impaired in substance or quality; rendered defective and void.
60786 viciating VI'CIATING, ppr. Injuring in subtance or properties; rendering defective; making void.
60787 viciation VICIA'TION, n. Depravation; corruption.
60788 vicinage VIC'INAGE, n. [from L. vicinia, neighborhood; vicinus, near.]Neighborhood; the place or places ...
60789 vicinal VIC'INAL,
60790 vicine VIC'INE, a. Near; neighboring. [Little used.]
60791 vicinity VICIN'ITY, n. [L. vicinitas.]1. Nearness in place; as the vicinity of two country seats.2. ...
60792 viciosity VICIOS'ITY, n. Depravity; corruption of manners. [But viciousness is generally used.]
60793 vicious VI'CIOUS, a. [L. vitiosus.]1. Defective; imperfect; as a system of government vicious and ...
60794 viciously VI'CIOUSLY, adv. 1. Corruptly; in a manner contrary to rectitude, moral principles, propriety or ...
60795 viciousness VI'CIOUSNESS, n. 1. Addictedness to vice; corruptness of moral principles or practice; habitual ...
60796 vicissitude VICIS'SITUDE, n. [L. vicissitudo; from vicis, a turn.]1. Regular change or succession of one ...
60797 vicissitudinary VICISSITU'DINARY, a. Changing in succession.
60798 vicontiel VICON'TIEL, a. [vice-comitalia. See Viscount.]In old law books, pertaining to the ...
60799 vicontiels VICON'TIELS, n. Things belonging to the sheriff; particularly, farms for which the sheriff pays ...
60800 vicount VI'COUNT, n. [vice-comes.]1. In law books, the sheriff.2. A degree of nobility next below a ...
60801 victim VIC'TIM n. [L. victima.]1. A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a ...
60802 victimate VIC'TIMATE, v.t. To sacrifice. [Not in use.]
60803 victor VIC'TOR, n. [L. from vinco, victus, to conquer, or the same root.] 1. One who conquers in war; a ...
60804 victoress VIC'TORESS, n. A female who vanquishes.
60805 victorious VICTO'RIOUS, a. 1. Having conquered in battle or contest; having overcome an enemy or antagonist; ...
60806 victoriously VICTO'RIOUSLY, adv. With conquest; with defeat of an enemy or antagonist; triumphantly; as, grace ...
60807 victoriousness VICTO'RIOUSNESS, n. The state of being victorious.
60808 victory VIC'TORY, n. [L. victoria, from vinco, victus, to conquer.]1. Conquest; the defeat of an enemy in ...
60809 victress VIC'TRESS, n. A female that conquers.
60810 victual VICTUAL. [See Victuals.]
60811 victualed VICTUALED, pp. vit'ld. Supplied with provisions.
60812 victualer VICTUALER, n. vit'ler. 1. One who furnishes provisions.2. One who keeps a house of ...
60814 victualing-house VICTUALING-HOUSE, n. A house where provision is made for strangers to eat.
60813 victualing VICTUALING, ppr. vit'ling. Supplying with provisions.
60815 victuals VICTUALS, n. vit'lz. [L. victus, food, from the root of vivo, which was vigo or vico, coinciding ...
60816 videlicet VIDEL'ICET, adv. [L. for videre licet.] To wit; namely. An abbreviation for this word is viz.
60817 vidual VID'UAL, a. [L. viduus, deprived. Belonging to the state of a widow. [Not used.]
60818 viduity VIDU'ITY, n. [L. viduitas.] Widowhood. [Not used.]
60819 vie VIE, v.i. [See Victor.]To strive for superiority; to contend; to use effort in a race, contest, ...
60820 vielleur VIELLEUR, n. A species of fly in Surinam, less than the lantern fly.
60821 view VIEW, v.t. vu. [L. videre. The primary sense is to reach or extend to.]1. To survey; to examine ...
60822 viewed VIEWED, pp. vu'ed. Surveyed; examined by the eye; inspected; considered.
60823 viewer VIEWER, n. vu'er.1. One who views, surveys or examines.2. In New England, a town officer whose ...
60824 viewing VIEWING, ppr. vu'ing. Surveying; examining by the eye or by the mind; inspecting; ...
60825 viewless VIEWLESS, a. vu'less. That cannot be seen; not being perceivable by the eye; invisible; as ...
60826 vigesimation VIGESIMA'TION, n. [L. vigesimus, twentieth.]The act of putting to death every twentieth man.
60827 vigil VIG'IL, n. [L. vigilia, vigil, walking, watchful; vigilo, to watch. This is formed on the root of ...
60828 vigilance VIG'ILANCE, n. [L. vigilans. See Vigil.]1. Forbearance of sleep; a state of being awake.2. ...
60829 vigilancy VIG'ILANCY, for vigilance, is not used.
60830 vigilant VIG'ILANT, a. [L. vigilans.] Watchful; circumspect; attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to ...
60831 vigilantly VIG'ILANTLY, adv. [supra.] Watchfully; with attention to danger and the means of safety; ...
60832 vignet VIGNET', n. An ornament placed at the beginning of a book, preface or dedication; a head piece. ...
60833 vignette VIGNETTE,
60834 vigor VIG'OR, n. [L. from vigeo, to be brisk, to grow, to be strong; allied to vivo, vixi, to live.]1. ...
60835 vigorous VIG'OROUS, a.1. Full of physical strength or active force; strong; lusty; as a vigorous youth; a ...
60836 vigorously VIG'OROUSLY, adv. With great physical force or strength; forcibly; with active exertions; as, to ...
60837 vigorousness VIG'OROUSNESS, n. The quality of being vigorous or possessed of active strength.[Vigor and all its ...
60838 vild VILD,
60839 vile VILE, a. [L. vilis. Gr.]1. Base; mean; worthless; despicable.The inhabitants account gold a vile ...
60840 viled VI'LED, a. Vile. [Not in use.]
60841 vilely VI'LELY, adv.1. Basely; meanly; shamefully; as Hector vilely dragged about the walls of Troy.2. ...
60842 vileness VI'LENESS, n.1. Baseness; meanness; despicableness.His vileness us shall never awe.2. Moral ...
60843 vilified VIL'IFIED, pp. [from vilify.] Defamed; traduced; debased.
60844 vilifier VIL'IFIER, n. One who defames or traduces.
60845 vilify VIL'IFY, v.t. [from vile.] 1. To make vile; to debase; to degrade.Their Maker's image forsook ...
60846 vilifying VIL'IFYING, ppr. Debasing; defaming.
60847 vilipend VIL'IPEND, v.t. [L. vilipendo.] To despise. [Not in use.]
60848 vilipendency VILIPEND'ENCY, n. Disesteem; alight. [Not in use.]
60849 vility VIL'ITY, n. Vileness; baseness. [Not in use.]
60850 vill VILL, n. [L. villa.] A village; a small collection of houses.The statute of Exeter, 14 Edward I ...
60851 villa VIL'LA, n. [L. villa.]A country seat or a farm, furnished with a mansion and convenient ...
60852 village VIL'LAGE, n. A small assemblage of houses, less than a town or city, and inhabited chiefly by ...
60853 villager VIL'LAGER, n. An inhabitant of a village.
60854 villagery VIL'LAGERY, n. a district of villages.
60855 villain VIL'LAIN,
60856 villainous VIL'LAINOUS, a. [from villain.]1. Base; very vile.2. Wicked; extremely depraved; as a villanous ...
60857 villainy VIL'LAINY, n. 1. Extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness; as the villany of the thief or the ...
60858 villakin VIL'LAKIN, n. A little village; a word used by Gay.
60859 villan VIL'LAN, n. 1. In feudal law, a villain or villein is one who holds lands by a base or servile ...
60860 villanage VIL'LANAGE, n.1. The state of a villain; base servitude.2. A base tenure of lands; tenure on ...
60861 villanize VIL'LANIZE, v.t. to debase; to degrade; to defame; to revile.Were virtue by descent, a noble name ...
60862 villanized VIL'LANIZED, pp. Defamed; debased. [Little used.
60863 villanizing VIL'LANIZING, ppr. Defaming; debasing. [Little used.]
60864 villanous VIL'LANOUS,
60865 villanously VIL'LANOUSLY, adv. Basely; with extreme wickedness or depravity.
60866 villanousness VIL'LANOUSNESS, n. Baseness; extreme depravity.
60867 villany VIL'LANY,
60868 villatic VILLAT'IC, a. [L. villaticus.] Pertaining to a village.Tame villatic fowl.
60869 villenage VIL'LENAGE, n. [from villain.] a tenure of lands and tenements by base services.
60870 villous VIL'LOUS, a. [l. villosus, from villus, hair, Eng. wool.]1. Abounding with fine hairs or wooly ...
60871 viminal VIM'INAL,a. [L. viminalis.] Pertaining to twigs; consisting of twigs; producing twigs.
60872 vimineous VIMIN'EOUS, a. [L. vimineus, from vimen, a twig. Made of twigs or shoots.In the hive's vimineous ...
60873 vinaceous VINA'CEOUS, a. [from L. vinacceus.] Belonging to wine or grapes.
60874 vincible VIN'CIBLE, a. [from L. vinco, to conquer. See Victor.Conquerable; that may be overcome or ...
60875 vincibleness VIN'CIBLENESS, n. the capacity of being conquered; conquerableness.
60876 vincture VINC'TURE, n. [L. vinctura.] a binding. [Not in use.]
60877 vindemial VINDE'MIAL, a. [L. vindemialis, from vindemia, vintage; vinea and demo.] Belonging to a vintage ...
60878 vindemiate VINDE'MIATE, v.i. [supra.] to gather the vintage.
60879 vindemiation VINDEMIA'TION, n. The operation of gathering grapes.
60880 vindicability VINDICABIL'ITY, n. The quality of being vindicable, or capable of support or justification.
60881 vindicable VIN'DICABLE, a. [infra.] That may be vindicated, justified or supported.
60882 vindicate VIN'DICATE, v.t. [L. vindico.] 1. To defend; to justify; to support or maintain as true or ...
60883 vindicated VIN'DICATED, pp. Defended; supported; maintained; proved to be just or true.
60884 vindicating VIN'DICATING, ppr. Defending; supporting against denial, censure, charge or impeachment; proving ...
60885 vindication VINDICA'TION, n. [L. vindico.]1. The defense of any thing, or a justification against denial or ...
60886 vindicative VIN'DICATIVE, a.1. Tending to vindicate.2. Revengeful. [This is now generally vindictive.]
60887 vindicator VIN'DICATOR, n. One who vindicates; one who justifies or maintains; one who defends.
60888 vindicatory VIN'DICATORY, a. 1. Punitory; inflicting punishment; avenging.The afflictions of Job were not ...
60889 vindictive VINDIC'TIVE, a. Revengeful; given to revenge.I am vindictive enough to repel force by force.
60890 vindictively VINDIC'TIVELY, adv. By way of revenge; revengefully.
60891 vindictiveness VINDIC'TIVENESS, n. 1. A revengeful temper.2. Revengefulness.
60893 vine-dresser VI'NE-DRESSER, n. [vine and dresser.] One who dresses, trims, prunes and cultivates vines.
60894 vine-fretter VI'NE-FRETTER, n. [vine and fret.] A small insect that injures vines, the aphis or puceron.
60895 vine-grub VI'NE-GRUB, n. [vine and grub.] A little insect that infests vines; the vine-fretter or puceron.
60892 vine VINE, n. [L. vinca. See Wine.]1. A plant that produces grapes, of the genus Vitis, and of a ...
60896 vined VI'NED, a. Having leaves like those of the vine.
60897 vinegar VIN'EGAR, n. 1. Vegetable acid; an acid liquor obtained from wine, cider, beer or other liquors, ...
60898 vinery VI'NERY, n. In gardening, an erection for supporting vines and exposing them to artificial heat, ...
60899 vineyard VINEYARD,
60900 vinnewed VIN'NEWED, a. Moldy; musty. [Not in use.]
60901 vinnewedness VIN'NEWEDNESS, n. Mustiness; moldiness. [Not in use.]
60902 vinny VIN'NY, a. [supra.] Moldy; musty. [Not in use.]
60903 vinolency VIN'OLENCY, n. [L. vinolentia, from vinum, wine.] Drunkenness. [Not used.]
60904 vinolent VIN'OLENT, a. Given to wine. [Not used.]
60905 vinosity VINOS'ITY, n. State or quality of being vinous.
60906 vinous VI'NOUS, a. [L. vinum, wine.]Having the qualities of wine; pertaining to wine; as a vinous taste; ...
60907 vintage VINT'AGE, n. [L. vindemia.]1. The produce of the vine for the season. The vintage is abundant.2. ...
60908 vintager VINT'AGER, n. One that gathers the vintage.
60909 vintner VINT'NER, n. One who deals in wine; a wine-seller.
60910 vintry VINT'RY, n. A place where wine is sold.
60911 viny VI'NY, a.1. Belonging to vines; producing grapes.2. Abounding in vines.
60912 vinyard VIN'YARD, n. A plantation of vines producing grapes; properly, an inclosure or yard for ...
60913 viol VI'OL, n. A stringed musical instrument, of the same form as the violin, but larger, and having ...
60914 violable VI'OLABLE, a. [L. violabilis. See Violate.]That may be violated, broken or injured.
60915 violaceous VIOLA'CEOUS, a. [L. viola, a violet.] Resembling violets.
60916 violate VI'OLATE, v.t. [L. violo.]1. To injure; to hurt; to interrupt; to disturb; as, to violate ...
60917 violated VI'OLATED, pp. Injured; broken; transgressed; ravished.
60918 violating VI'OLATING, ppr. Injuring; infringing; ravishing.
60919 violation VIOLA'TION, n. 1. The act of violating or injuring; interruption, as of sleep or peace.2. ...
60920 violator VI'OLATOR, n.1. One who violates, injures, interrupts or disturbs; as a violator of repose.2. One ...
60921 violence VI'OLENCE, n. [L. violentia.]1. Physical force; strength of action or motion; as the violence of ...
60922 violent VI'OLENT, a. [L. violentus.1. Forcible; moving or acting with physical strength; urged or driven ...
60923 violently VI'OLENTLY, adv. With force; forcibly; vehemently; as, the wind blows violently.Forfeitures must ...
60924 violet VI'OLET, n. [L. viola.]A plant and flower of the genus Viola, of many species.
60925 violin VI'OLIN, n. A musical instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle; one of the most ...
60926 violinist VI'OLINIST, n. A person skilled in playing on a violin.
60927 violist VI'OLIST, n. A player on the viol.
60928 violoncello VIOLONCEL'LO, n. A stringed instrument of music; a base viol of four strings, or a little base ...
60929 violono VIOLO'NO, n. A double base, a deep toned instrument.
60930 viper VI'PER, n. [L. vipera.]1. A serpent, a species of coluber, whose bite is remarkably venomous.A ...
60931 viperine VI'PERINE, a. [L. viperinus.] Pertaining to a viper or to vipers.
60932 viperous VI'PEROUS, a. [L. viperus.] Having the qualities of a viper; malignant; venomous; as a viperous ...
60933 virago VIRA'GO, n. [L. from vir, a man.] 1. A woman of the extraordinary stature, strength and courage; ...
60934 vire VIRE, n. An arrow. Obs.
60935 virelay VI'RELAY n.A song or little poem among the Provencal poets in France; a roundelay. It sometimes ...
60936 virent VI'RENT, a. [L. virens, from vireo, to flourish or be green.]Green; verdant; fresh.
60937 virgate VIR'GATE, a. nearly vurgate. [L. virga, a rod.]In botany, having the shape of a rod or wand; as a ...
60938 virge VIRGE, [See Verge.]
60939 virgilian VIRGIL'IAN, a. 1. Pertaining to Virgil, the Roman poet.2. Resembling the style of Virgil.
60940 virgin VIR'GIN, n. nearly vur'gin. [L. virgo.]1. A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man.2. A ...
60941 virginal VIR'GINAL, a. Pertaining to a virgin; maidenly; as virginal chastity.VIR'GINAL, n. A keyed ...
60942 virginity VIRGIN'ITY, n. [L. virginitas.] Maidenhood; the state of having had no carnal knowledge of man.
60943 virgo VIR'GO, n. [L.] A sign of the zodiac which the sun enters in August; a constellation, containing ...
60944 viridity VIRID'ITY, n. [L. virditas, from vireo, to be green.]Greenness; verdure; the color of fresh ...
60945 virile VI'RILE, a. [L. virilis, from vir, a man, vireo.]1. Pertaining to a man, in the eminent sense of ...
60946 virility VIRIL'ITY, n. [L. virilitas.]1. Manhood; the state of the male sex, which has arrived to the ...
60947 virtu VIR'TU, n. A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities.
60948 virtual VIR'TUAL, a. [See Virtue.]1. Potential; having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy ...
60949 virtuality VIRTUAL'ITY, n. Efficacy.
60950 virtually VIR'TUALLY, adv. In efficacy or effect only; by means of some virtue or influence, or the ...
60951 virtuate VIR'TUATE, v.t. To make efficacious. [Not in use.]
60952 virtue VIRTUE, n. vur'tu. [L. virtus, from vireo, or its root. See Worth.] The radical sense is ...
60953 virtueless VIR'TUELESS, a.1. Destitute of virtue.2. Destitute of efficacy or operating qualities.Virtueless ...
60954 virtuoso VIRTUO'SO, n. A man skilled in the fine arts, particularly in music; or a man skilled in ...
60955 virtuosoship VIRTUO'SOSHIP, n. The pursuits of a virtuoso.
60956 virtuous VIR'TUOUS, a.1. Morally good; acting in conformity to the moral law; practicing the moral duties, ...
60957 virtuously VIR'TUOUSLY, adv. In a virtuous manner; in conformity with the moral law or with duty; as a life ...
60958 virtuousness VIR'TUOUSNESS, n. The state or character of being virtuous.
60959 virulence VIR'ULENCE,'ULENCY, n. [from virulent.]1. That renders it extremely active in doing injury; ...
60960 virulent VIR'ULENT, a. [L. virulentus, from virus, poison, that is, strength, from the same root as vir, ...
60961 virulently VIR'ULENTLY, adv. With malignant activity; with bitter spite or severity.
60962 virus VI'RUS, n. [L. See Virulent.] Foul or contagious matter of an ulcer, postule, &c.; poison.
60963 vis-a-vis VIS-A-VIS, n. A carriage in which two persons sit face to face.
60964 visage VIS'AGE, n. s as z. [L. visus, video.]The face; the countenance or look of a person, or of other ...
60965 visaged VIS'AGED, a. Having a visage or countenance.
60966 viscera VIS'CERA, n. [L.] The bowels or intestines; the contents of the abdomen and thorax.In its most ...
60967 visceral VIS'CERAL, a. [L. viscera.]1. Pertaining to the viscera or intestines.2. Feeling; having ...
60968 viscerate VIS'CERATE, v.t. [supra.] To exenterate; to embowel; to deprive of the entrails or viscera. ...
60969 viscid VIS'CID, a. [L. viscidus; viscus, birdlime.] Glutinous; sticky; tenacious; not readily ...
60970 viscidity VISCID'ITY, n.1. Glutinousness; tenacity; stickiness.2. Glutinous concretion.
60971 viscosity VISCOS'ITY,
60972 viscount VISCOUNT, n. vi'count. [L. vice-comes.]1. An officer who formerly supplied the place of the ...
60973 viscountess VISCOUNTESS, n. vi'countess. The lady of a viscount; a peeress of the fourth order.
60974 viscountship VISCOUNTSHIP, n. vi'countship.
60975 viscounty VISCOUNTY, n. vi'county. The quality and office of a viscount.
60976 viscous VIS'COUS, a. [L. viscus, birdlime.]Glutinous; clammy; sticky; adhesive; tenacious; as a viscous ...
60977 viscousness VIS'COUSNESS, n. Glutinousness; tenacity; viscidity; that quality of soft substances which makes ...
60978 vise VISE, n. An engine or instrument for griping and holding things, closed by a screw; used by ...
60979 vishnu VISH'NU, n. In the Hindoo mythology, the name of one of the chief deities of the trimurti or ...
60980 visibility VISIBIL'ITY, n. s as z. 1. The state or quality of being perceivable to the eye; as the ...
60981 visible VIS'IBLE, a. s as z. [L. visibilis.]1. Perceivable by the eye; that can be seen; as a visible ...
60982 visibleness VIS'IBLENESS, n. State or quality of being visible; visibility.
60983 visibly VIS'IBLY, adv. In a manner perceptible to the eye. The day is visibly governed by the sun; the ...
60984 vision VI'SION, n. s as z. [L. visio, from video, visus.]1. The act of seeing external objects; actual ...
60985 visional VI'SIONAL, a. Pertaining to a vision.
60986 visionary VI'SIONARY, a. 1. Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination.Or ...
60987 visit VIS'IT, v.t. [L. visito, viso, to go to see. We see the sense is to go, to move to.]1. To go or ...
60988 visitable VIS'ITABLE, a. Liable or subject to be visited. all hospitals built since the reformation are ...
60989 visitant VIS'ITANT, n. One that goes or comes to see another; one who is a guest in the house of a ...
60990 visitation VISITA'TION, n. [L. visito.] 1. The act of visiting.Nothing but peace and gentle visitation.2. ...
60991 visited VIS'ITED, pp. Waited on; attended; inspected; subjected to sufferings; favored with relief or ...
60992 visiting VIS'ITING, ppr. 1. Going or coming to see; attending on, as a physician; inspecting officially; ...
60993 visitor VIS'ITOR, n.1. One who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship.2. A superior ...
60994 visitorial VISITO'RIAL, a. [from visitor; written improperly visitatorial.]Belonging to a judicial visitor or ...
60995 visive VI'SIVE, a. [from L. visus.] Pertaining to the power of seeing; formed in the act of seeing. ...
60996 visne VISNE, n. [L. vicinia.] In law, a neighborhood or near place; the place where an action is laid. ...
60997 visnomy VIS'NOMY, n. [a barbarous contraction of physiognomy.] Face; countenance. [Not in use.]
60998 visor VI'SOR, n. s as z. [L. visus, video; written also visard, visar, vizard.]1. A head piece or mask ...
60999 visored VI'SORED, a. Wearing a visor; masked; disguised.
61000 vista VIS'TA, n. [L. visus, video.] A view or prospect through an avenue, as between rows of trees; ...
61001 visual VIS'UAL, a. s as z. [L. visus.]Pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of ...
61002 vital VI'TAL, a. [L. vitalis, from vita, life. This must be a contraction of victa, for vivo forms ...
61003 vitality VITAL'ITY, n. [from vital.]1. Power of subsisting in life; the principle of animation, or of ...
61004 vitalize VI'TALIZE, v.t. To give life.
61005 vitally VI'TALLY, adv. 1. In such a manner as to give life.The organic structure of human bodies, by ...
61006 vitals VI'TALS, n. plu. 1. Parts of animal bodies essential to life, such as the viscera.2. The part ...
61007 vitellary VIT'ELLARY, n. [L. vitellus, the yolk of an egg.]The place where the yolk of an egg swims in the ...
61008 vitiate VI'TIATE, v.t. [L. vitio. See vice and Viciate.]1. To injure the substance or qualities of a ...
61009 vitiated VI'TIATED, pp. Depraved; rendered impure; rendered defective and void.
61010 vitiating VI'TIATING, ppr. Depraving; rendering of no validity.
61011 vitiation VITIA'TION, n. 1. The act of vitiating; depravation; corruption; as the vitiation of the blood.2. ...
61012 vitilitigate VITILIT'IGATE, v.i. [L. vitiosus and litigo.] To contend in law litigiously or cavilously. [Not ...
61013 vitilitigation VITILITIGA'TION, n. Cavilous litigation. [Not in use.]Vitious, vitiously, vitiousness. [See ...
61014 vitreo-electric VITREO-ELEC'TRIC, a. Containing or exhibiting positive electricity, or that which is excited by ...
61015 vitreous VIT'REOUS, a. [L. vitreus, from vitrum, glass or woad.]1. Pertaining to glass.2. Consisting of ...
61016 vitreousness VIT'REOUSNESS, n. The quality or state of being vitreous; resemblance of glass.
61017 vitrescence VITRES'CENCE, n. [from L. vitrum, glass.] Glassiness; or the quality of being capable of ...
61018 vitrescent VITRES'CENT, a. Capable of being formed into glass; tending to become glass.
61019 vitrescible VITRES'CIBLE, a. That can be vitrified.
61020 vitrifaction VITRIFAC'TION, n. [See vitrify.] The act, process or operation of converting into glass by heat; ...
61021 vitrifiable VIT'RIFIABLE, a. [from vitrify.] Capable of being converted into glass by heat and fusion. Flint ...
61022 vitrificable VIT'RIFICABLE, for vitrifiable. [Not used.]
61023 vitrificate VIT'RIFICATE, for vitrify. [Not used.]
61024 vitrification VITRIFICA'TION, for vitrifaction. [See Vitrifaction, which is generally used.]
61025 vitrified VIT'RIFIED, pp. Converted into glass.
61026 vitriform VIT'RIFORM, a. [L. vitrum, glass, and form.]Having the form or resemblance of glass.
61027 vitrify VIT'RIFY, v.t. [L. vitrum, glass, and facio, to make.]To convert into glass by fusion or the ...
61028 vitriol VIT'RIOL, n. [L. vitrum, glass; perhaps from its color.]1. In mineralogy, native vitriol is a ...
61029 vitriolate VIT'RIOLATE, v.t. To convert, as sulphur in any compound, into sulphuric acid, formerly called ...
61030 vitriolated VIT'RIOLATED, pp. Converted into sulphuric acid or vitriol.
61031 vitriolating VIT'RIOLATING, ppr. Turning into sulphuric acid or vitrol.
61032 vitriolation VITRIOLA'TION, n. The act or process of converting into sulphuric acid or vitriol.
61033 vitriolic VITRIOL'IC, a. Pertaining to vitriol; having the qualities of vitriol, or obtained from ...
61034 vitriolizable VIT'RIOLIZABLE, a. Capable of being converted into sulphuric acid.
61035 vitriolization VITRIOLIZA'TION. [See Vitriolation.]
61036 vitriolize VIT'RIOLIZE. [See Vitriolate.]
61037 vitriolized VIT'RIOLIZED. [See Vitriolated.]
61038 vitriolizing VIT'RIOLIZING, [See Vitriolating.]
61039 vituline VIT'ULINE, a. [L. vitulinus.] Belonging to a calf, or to veal.
61040 vituperable VITU'PERABLE, a. [See Vituperate.]Blameworthy; censurable. [Not used.]
61041 vituperate VITU'PERATE, v.t. [L. vitupero.] To blame; to censure. [Little used.]
61042 vituperation VITUPERA'TION, n. [L. vituperatio.] Blame; censure. [Little used.]
61043 vituperative VITU'PERATIVE, a. Uttering or writing censure; containing censure.
61044 vivacious VIVA'CIOUS, a. [L. vivax, from vivo, to live.]1. Lively; active; sprightly in temper or ...
61045 vivaciousness VIVA'CIOUSNESS, n.1. Activity; liveliness; sprightliness of temper or behavior; vivacity.2. Power ...
61046 vivacity VIVAC'ITY, n. [L. vivacitas.]1. Liveliness; sprightliness of temper or behavior; as a lady of ...
61047 vivary VI'VARY, n. [L. vivarium, from vivo, to live.]A warren; a place for keeping living animals, as a ...
61048 vive VIVE, a. [L. vivus.] Lively; forcible. [Not in use.]
61049 vively VI'VELY, adv. In a lively manner. [Not used.]
61050 vivency VI'VENCY, n. [L. vivens, from vivo.] Manner of supporting life or vegetation. [Not in use.]
61051 vives VIVES, n. A disease of animals, particularly of horses, seated in the glads under the ear, where a ...
61052 vivianite VIV'IANITE, n. A phosphate of iron, of various shades of blue and green.
61053 vivid VIV'ID, a. [L. vividus, from vivo, to live.]1. Lively; sprightly; active.Body is a fit workhouse ...
61054 vividly VIV'IDLY, adv. 1. With life; with strength.Sensitive objects affect a man much more vividly than ...
61055 vividness VIV'IDNESS, n.1. Life; strength; sprightliness.2. Strength of coloring; brightness.
61056 vivific VIVIF'IC,
61057 vivifical VIVIF'ICAL, a. [L. vivificus. See Vivify.] Giving life; reviving; enlivening.
61058 vivificate VIV'IFICATE, v.t. [L. vivifico, vivus, alive, and facio, to make.]1. to give life to; to animate. ...
61059 vivification VIVIFICA'TION, n.1. The act of giving life; revival.2. Among chimists, the act of giving new ...
61060 vivificative VIV'IFICATIVE, a. Able to animate or give life.
61061 vivified VIV'IFIED, pp. revived; endued with life.
61062 vivify VIV'IFY, v.t. [L. vivfico; vivus, alive, and facio, to make.]To endue with life; to animate; to ...
61063 vivifying VIV'IFYING, ppr. enduing with life; communicating life to.
61064 viviparous VIVIP'AROUS, a. [L. vivus, alive, and pario, to bear.]1. Producing young in a living state, as ...
61065 vixen VIX'EN, n. [vixen is a she fox, or a fox's cub.A froward, turbulent, quarrelsome woman.
61066 vixenly VIX'ENLY, a. having the qualities of a vixen.
61067 viz VIZ. a contraction of videlicet; to wit, that is, namely.
61068 vizard VIZ'ARD, n. a mask. [See Visor.]VIZ'ARD, v.t. To mask.
61069 vizer VI'ZER, n. The chief minister of the Turkish empire.
61070 vizier VIZ'IER,
61071 vocable VO'CABLE, n. [L. vocabulum. See Voice.]A word; a term; a name.
61072 vocabulary VOCAB'ULARY, n. [L. vocabulum, a word.]A list or collection of the words of a language, arranged ...
61073 vocal VO'CAL, a. [L. vocalis. See Voice.]1. Having a voice.To hill or valley, fountain or fresh shade, ...
61074 vocality VOCAL'ITY, n. [L. vocalitas.] Quality of being utterable by the voice; as the vocality of the ...
61075 vocalize VO'CALIZE, v.t. to form into voice; to make vocal.It is one thing to give impulse to breath alone, ...
61076 vocalized VO'CALIZED, pp. Made vocal; formed into voice.
61077 vocalizing VO'CALIZING, ppr. Forming into voice or sound.
61078 vocally VO'CALLY, adv.1. With voice; with an audible sound.2. In words; as, to express desires vocally.
61079 vocation VOCA'TION, n. [L. vocatio, from voco, to call. See Voice.]1. Among divines, a calling by the ...
61080 vocative VOC'ATIVE, a. [L. vocativus.] Relating to calling; as the vocative case in grammar.VOC'ATIVE, n. ...
61081 vociferate VOCIF'ERATE, v.i. [L. vocifero, vex and fero.] To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim.VOCIF'ERATE, ...
61082 vociferating VOCIF'ERATING, ppr. Crying out with vehemence; uttering with a loud voice.
61083 vociferation VOCIFERA'TION, n. A violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice.
61084 vociferous VOCIF'EROUS, a. Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as vociferous heralds.
61085 vogue VOGUE, n. vig. [The sense of vogue is way, or the going of the world.]The way or fashion of ...
61086 voice VOICE, n. [L. vox; voco. The sense of the verb is to throw, to drive out sound; and voice is ...
61087 voiced VOIC'ED, pp. 1. Fitted to produce the proper tones.2. a. Furnished with a voice.
61088 voiceless VOICELESS, a vois'less. Having no voice or vote.
61089 void VOID, a. [L. viduus, divido. Gr.]1. Empty; vacant; not occupied with any visible matter; as a ...
61090 voidable VOID'ABLE, a. That may be annulled or made void, or that may be adjudged void, invalid or of no ...
61091 voidance VOID'ANCE, n.1. The act of emptying.2. The act of ejecting from a benefice; ejection.3. Vacancy; ...
61092 voided VOID'ED, pp.1. Thrust out; evacuated.2. a. In heraldry, having the inner or middle part cut out, ...
61093 voider VOID'ER, n.1. A basket in which broken meat is carried from the table.2. One who evacuates.3. ...
61094 voiding VOID'ING, ppr.1. Ejecting; evacuating.2. Making or declaring void, or of no force.3. Quitting; ...
61095 voidness VOID'NESS, n. 1. Emptiness; vacuity; destitution.2. Nullify; inefficacy; want of binding ...
61096 voiture VOI'TURE, n. [L. vectus, veho.] Carriage. [Not English.]
61097 volalkali VOLAL'KALI, n. Volatile alkali; by contraction.
61098 volant VO'LANT, a. [L. volo, to fly.]1. Flying; passing through the air; as volant automata.2. Nimble; ...
61099 volatile VOL'ATILE, a. [L. volatilis, from volo, to fly.]1. Flying; passing through the air on wings, or ...
61100 volatileness VOL'ATILENESS,
61101 volatility VOLATIL'ITY, n. 1. Disposition to exhale or evaporate; the quality of being capable of ...
61102 volatilization VOLATILIZA'TION, n. [from volatilize.] The act or process of rendering volatile, or rather of ...
61103 volatilize VOL'ATILIZE, v.t. To render volatile; to cause to exhale or evaporate; to cause to pass off in ...
61104 volatilized VOL'ATILIZED, pp. Rendered volatile; caused to rise and float in air.
61105 volatilizing VOL'ATILIZING, ppr. Rendering volatile; causing to rise and float in air.
61106 volcanic VOLCAN'IC, a. [from volcano.] 1. Pertaining to volcanoes; as volcanic heat.2. Produced by a ...
61107 volcanist VOL'CANIST, n. [from volcano.]1. One versed in the history and phenomena of volcanoes.2. One who ...
61108 volcanite VOL'CANITE, n. A mineral, otherwise called augite.
61109 volcanity VOLCAN'ITY, n. The state of being volcanic or of volcanic origin.
61110 volcanization VOLCANIZA'TION, n. [from volcanize.] The process of undergoing volcanic heat and being affected ...
61111 volcanize VOL'CANIZE, v.t. To subject to or cause to undergo volcanic heat and to be affected by its action.
61112 volcanized VOL'CANIZED, pp. Affected by volcanic heat.
61113 volcano VOLCA'NO, n. 1. In geology, an opening in the surface of the earth or in a mountain, from which ...
61114 vole VOLE, n. A deal at cards that draws all the tricks.
61115 volery VO'LERY, n.1. A flight of birds.2. A large bird-cage, in which the birds have room to fly.
61116 volitation VOLITA'TION, n. [L. volito, dim. of volo, to fly.] The act of flying; flight.
61117 volition VOLI'TION, n. [L. volitio, from volo, to will. See Will.]1. The act of willing the act of ...
61118 volitive VOL'ITIVE, a. Having the power to will.They not only perfect the intellectual faculty, but the ...
61119 volley VOL'LEY, n. plu. volleys. [L. volo.]1. A flight of shot; the discharge of many small arms at ...
61120 volleyed VOL'LEYED, a. [from volley.] disploded; discharged with a sudden burst; as volleyed thunder.
61121 volt VOLT, n. [L. volutus, volvo.]1. a round or circular tread; a gait of two treads, made by a horse ...
61122 voltaic VOLTA'IC, a. Pertaining to Volta, the discoverer of voltaism; as the voltaic pile.Volatic ...
61123 voltaism VOL'TAISM, n. That branch of electrical science which has its source in the chimical action ...
61124 volubilate VOLU'BILATE,
61125 volubile VOL'UBILE, a. In gardening, a volubilate stem is one that climbs by winding or twining round ...
61126 volubility VOLUBIL'ITY, n. [L. volubilitas, from volvo, to roll.]1. The capacity of being rolled; aptness to ...
61127 voluble VOL'UBLE, a. [L. volubilis.] 1. Formed so as to roll with ease, or to be easily set in motion; ...
61128 volubly VOL'UBLY, adv. In a rolling or fluent manner.
61129 volume VOL'UME, n. [L. volumen, a roll; volvo, to roll. to make u long, in this word, is palpably ...
61130 volumed VOL'UMED, a. Having the form of a volume or roll; as volumed mist.
61131 voluminous VOLU'MINOUS, a.1. Consisting of many coils or complications.The serpent roll'd voluminous and ...
61132 voluminously VOLU'MINOUSLY, adv. In many volumes; very copiously.
61133 voluminousness VOLU'MINOUSNESS, n. State of being bulky or in many volumes.
61134 volumist VOL'UMIST, n. One who writes a volume; an author. [Not in use.]
61135 voluntarily VOL'UNTARILY, adv. [from voluntary.] Spontaneously; of one's own will; without being moved, ...
61136 voluntariness VOL'UNTARINESS, n. The state of being voluntary or optional.
61137 voluntary VOL'UNTARY, a. [L. voluntarius, from voluntas, will, from volo.]1. Acting by choice or ...
61138 volunteer VOLUNTEE'R, n. A person who enters into military or other service of his own free will. In ...
61139 voluptuary VOLUP'TUARY, n. [L. volupturius, from voluptas, pleasure.]A man addicted to luxury or the ...
61140 voluptuous VOLUP'TUOUS, a. [L. voluptuoosus.]Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to ...
61141 voluptuously VOLUP'TUOUSLY, adv. Luxuriously; with free indulgence of sensual pleasures; as, to live ...
61142 voluptuousness VOLUP'TUOUSNESS, n. Luxuriousness; addictedness to pleasure or sensual gratification.Where no ...
61143 volutation VOLUTA'TION, n. [L. volutatio, from voluto, from volvo, Eng. to wallow.]A wallowing; a rolling of ...
61144 volute VOLU'TE, n. [L. volutus, volvo.]1. In architecture, a kind of spiral scroll, used in the Ionic ...
61145 volution VOLU'TION, n. A spiral turn.
61146 volutite VOL'UTITE, n. A petrified shell of the genus Voluta.
61147 volvic VOL'VIC, a. Denoting a species of stone or lava.
61148 vomic VOM'IC, a. The vomic nut, nux vomica, is the seed of the Strychnos nux vomica, a native of the ...
61149 vomica VOM'ICA, n. [L.] An encysted tumor on the lungs.
61150 vomit VOM'IT, v.i. [L. vomo. probably the Gr. is the same word, with the loss of its first letter.]To ...
61151 vomited VOM'ITED, pp. Ejected from the stomach through the mouth, or from any deep place through an ...
61152 vomiting VOM'ITING, ppr. Discharging from the stomach through the mouth, or ejecting from any deep ...
61153 vomition VOMI'TION, n. The act or power of vomiting.
61154 vomitive VOM'ITIVE, a. Causing the ejection of matter from the stomach; emetic.
61155 vomitory VOM'ITORY, a. [L. vomitorius.] Procuring vomits; causing to eject from the stomach; ...
61156 voracious VORA'CIOUS, a. [L. vorax, from voro, to devour; Heb. to clear away, to consume; Gr. food.]1. ...
61157 voraciously VORA'CIOUSLY, adv. With greedy appetite; ravenously.
61158 voraciousness VORA'CIOUSNESS, n. Greediness of appetite; ravenousness; eagerness to devour; rapaciousness.
61159 voracity VORAC'ITY, n. Greediness of appetite; voraciousness.Creatures by their voracity pernicious, have ...
61160 voraginous VORAG'INOUS, a. [L. voraginosus, vorago.] Full of gulfs.
61161 vortex VOR'TEX, n. plu. vortices or vortexes. [L. from verto.]1. A whirlpool; a whirling or circular ...
61162 vortical VOR'TICAL, a. Whirling; turning; as a vortical motion.
61163 votaress VO'TARESS, n. A female devoted to any service, worship or state of life.No rosary this votaress ...
61164 votarist VO'TARIST, n. [See votary.] One devoted or given up to any person or thing, to any service, ...
61165 votary VO'TARY, a. [from L. votus, from voveo. See Vow.]Devoted; promised; consecrated by a vow or ...
61166 vote VOTE, n. [L. votum, from voveo, to vow. Votum is properly wish or will.]1. Suffrage; the ...
61167 voted VOTED, pp. Expressed by vote or suffrage; determined.
61168 voter VOTER, n. One who has a legal right to vote or give his suffrage.
61169 voting VOTING, ppr. Expressing the mind, will or preference in election, or in determining questions ...
61170 votive VOTIVE, a. Given by vow; devoted; as votive offereings. Votive medals, are those on which vows of ...
61171 vouch VOUCH, v.i. To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation. I canot vouch for the truth of ...
61172 vouched VOUCHED, pp. Called to witness; affirmed or fully attested; called into court to make good a ...
61173 vouchee VOUCHEE, n. In law, the person who is vouched or called into court to support or make good his ...
61174 voucher VOUCHER, n. 1. One who gives witness or full attestation to any thing.The great writers of that age ...
61175 vouching VOUCHING, ppr. Calling to witness; attesting by affirmation; calling in to maintain warranty of ...
61176 vouchor VOUCHOR, n. In law, the tenant in a writ of right; one who calls in another to establish his ...
61177 vouchsafe VOUCHSAFE, v.t [vouch and safe; to vouch or answer for safety.]1. To permit to be done without ...
61178 vouchsafed VOUCHSAFED, pp. Granted in condescension.
61179 vouchsafement VOUCHSAFEMENT, n. Grant in condescension; as, Gods greatest communicated vouchsafements.
61180 vouchsafing VOUCHSAFING, ppr. Condescending to grant; deigning.
61181 vow VOW, n.1. A solemn promisemade to God, or by a pagan to his deity. The Roman generals when they ...
61182 vowed VOWED, pp. Solemnly promised to God; given or consecrated by solemn promise.
61183 vowel VOWEL, n.1. In grammer, a simple sound; a sound utterd by simply opening the mouth or organs; as ...
61184 voweled VOWELED, a. Furnished with vowels.
61185 vower VOWER, n. One who makes a vow.
61186 vowing VOWING, ppr. Making a vow.
61187 voyage VOYAGE, n.1. A passing by sea or water from one place, port or country to another, especially a ...
61188 voyager VOYAGER, n. One who sails or passes by sea or water.A private voyager I pass the main.
61189 vulcanist VULCANIST. [See Volcanist.]
61190 vulcano VULCANO. [See Volcano.]
61191 vulgar VULGAR , a. 1. Pertaining to the common unlettered people; as vulgar life.2. Used or practiced by ...
61192 vulgarism VULGARISM, n. 1. Grossness of manners; vulgarity. [Little used.]2. A vulgar phrase or expression. ...
61193 vulgarity VULGARITY, n. 1. Mean condition in life; the state of the lower classes of society.2. Grossness or ...
61194 vulgarize VULGARIZE, v.t. To make vulgar.
61195 vulgarly VULGARLY, adv. 1. Commonly; in the ordinary manner among the common people. Such an one we vulgarly ...
61196 vulgate VULGATE, n. A very ancient Latin version of the scriptures, one the only one which the Romish ...
61197 vulnerable VULNERABLE, a.1. That may be wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as a vulnerable ...
61198 vulnerary VULNERARY, a. Useful in healing wounds; adapted to the cure of external injuries; as vulnerary ...
61199 vulnerate VULNERATE, v.t. To wound; to hurt. [Not in use.]
61200 vulneration VULNERATION, n. The act of wounding. [not in use.]
61201 vulpine VULPINE, a. Pertaining to the fox; cunning; crafty; artful.
61202 vulpinite VULPINITE, n. A mineral of a grayish white color, splendent and massive; its fracture foliated. It ...
61203 vultur VULTUR,
61204 vulture VULTURE, n. A genus of fowls, belonging to the order of Accipiters. The bill is straight, but ...
61205 vulturine VULTURINE, a. Belonging to the Vultur; having the qualities of the Vultur; resembling the Vultur; ...
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