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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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61206 w W is the twenty third letter of the English Alphabet. It takes its written form and its name from ...
61207 wabble WABBLE, v.i. To move from one side to the other; to vacillate; as a turning or whirling body. So it ...
61208 wacke WACKE,
61209 wacky WACKY,n. A rock nearly allied to basalt, of which it may be regarded as a more soft and earthy ...
61210 wad WAD, n.1. A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old ...
61211 wadd WADD, n. In mineralogy, a black wadd is a species of ore of manganese, of which there are four ...
61212 wadded WADDED, a. Formed into a wad or mass.
61213 wadding WADDING, n. 1. A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made.2. ...
61214 waddle WADDLE, v.i.1. To move one way and the other in walking; to deviate to one side and the other; to ...
61215 waddling WADDLING, ppr. Moving from side to side in walking.
61216 waddlingly WADDLINGLY, adv. With a vacillating gait.
61217 wade WADE, v.i.1. To walk through any substance that yields to the feet; as, to wade through water; to ...
61218 wading WADING, ppr. Walking through a substance that yields to the feet, as through water or sand.
61219 wadsett WADSETT, n. An ancient tenure or lease of land in the highlands of Scotland, which seems to have ...
61220 wadsetter WADSETTER, n. One who holds by wadsett.
61221 wafer WAFER, n.1. A thin cake or leaf; as a wafer of bread given by the Romanists in the Eucharist.2. A ...
61222 waft WAFT, v.t.1. To bear through a fluid or bouyant medium; to convey through water or air; as, a ...
61223 waftage WAFTAGE, n. Conveyance or transportation through a bouyant medium, as air or water. [Not in use.]
61224 wafted WAFTED, pp. Borne or conveyed through air or water.
61225 wafter WAFTER, n. 1. He or that which wafts; a passage boat.2. The conductor of vessels at sea; an old ...
61226 wafting WAFTING, ppr. Carrying through a bouyant medium.
61227 wafture WAFTURE, n. The act of waving. [Not in use.]
61228 wag WAG, v.t. To move one way and the other with quick turns; to move a little way, and then turn the ...
61229 wage WAGE, v.t.1. To lay; to bet; to throw down as a pledge; to stake; to put at hazard on the event of ...
61230 waged WAGED, pp. laid; deposited; as a pledge; made or gegun, as war.
61231 wagel WAGEL, n. 1. A name given in Cornwall to the martinazzo, dunghunter, or dungbird, a species of ...
61232 wager WAGER, n. 1. Something deposited, laid or hazarded on the event of a contest or some unsettled ...
61233 wagered WAGERED, pp. Laid; pledged; as a bet.
61234 wagerer WAGERER, n. One who wagers or lays a bet.
61235 wagering WAGERING, ppr. Laying; betting.Wagering policy, in commerce, a policy of insurance, insuring a sum ...
61236 wages WAGES, n. plural in termination, but singular in signification.1. Hire; reward; that which is paid ...
61237 waggel WAGGEL,
61238 waggishly WAGGISHLY, adv. In a waggish manner; in sport.
61239 waggishness WAGGISHNESS, n. Mischievous sport; wanton merriment.
61240 waggle WAGGLE, v.i. To waddle; to reel or move from side to side.Why do you go nodding and waggling ...
61241 wagon WAGON, n.1. A vehicle moved on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; used for the ...
61242 wagonage WAGONAGE, n. Money paid for carriage in a wagon.
61243 wagoner WAGONER, n. 1. One who conducts a wagon.2. A constellation, Charles wain.
61244 wagoning WAGONING, ppr. Transporting in a wagon.WAGONING, n. The business of transporting in a wagon.
61245 wagtail WAGTAIL, n. [wag and tail.] A small bird, a species of Motacilla.
61246 waid WAID, a. Crushed. [Not in use.]
61247 waif WAIF, n. Goods found, of which the owner is not known. These were originally such goods as a thief, ...
61248 wail WAIL, v.t. To lament; to moan; to bewail.Or if no more her absent lord she wails--WAIL, v.i. To ...
61249 wailful WAILFUL, a. Sorrowful; mournful.
61250 wailing WAILING, ppr. Lamenting with audible cries.WAILING, n. Loud cries of sorrow; deep lamentation.There ...
61251 wailment WAILMENT, n. Lamentation.
61253 wain-bote WAIN-BOTE, n. Timber for wagons for carts.
61254 wain-house WAIN-HOUSE, n. A house or shed for wagons and carts. [Local.]
61255 wain-rope WAIN-ROPE, n. A rope for binding a load on a wagon; a cart-rope.
61252 wain WAIN, n. [See Wagon.]1. A wagon; a carriage for the transportation of goods on wheels.2. A ...
61256 wainage WAINAGE, n. A finding of carriages.
61257 wainscot WAINSCOT, n. In building, timber-work serving to line the walls of a room, being made in ...
61258 wainscoted WAINSCOTED, pp. Lined with boards or panels.
61259 wainscoting WAINSCOTING, ppr. Lining with boards.
61260 wair WAIR, n. A piece of timber two yards long, and a foot broad. [I know not where used.]
61261 waist WAIST, n. 1. That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; or the ...
61262 waistband WAISTBAND, n. The band or upper pat of breeches, trousers or pantaloons, which encompasses the ...
61263 waistcloths WAISTCLOTHS, n. Coverings of canvas or tarpauling for the hammocks, stowed on the gangways, between ...
61264 waistcoat WAISTCOAT, n. [waist and coat.] A short coat or garment for men, extending no lower than the hips, ...
61265 waister WAISTER, n. In ships, waisters are men who are stationed in the waist in working the ship.
61266 wait WAIT, v.i. [The sense is to stop, or to continue.]1. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or ...
61267 waiter WAITER, n. 1. One who waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance.The waiters stand in ranks; the ...
61269 waiting-maid WAITING-MAID, WAITING-WOMAN, n. An upper servant who attends a lady. Waiting-gentlewoman is ...
61270 waiting-woman WAITING-MAID, WAITING-WOMAN, n. An upper servant who attends a lady. Waiting-gentlewoman is ...
61268 waiting WAITING, ppr. Staying in expectation.Waiting on, attending; accompanying; serving.Waiting for, ...
61271 waits WAITS, n. 1. Itinerant nocturnal musicians. [Not in use.]2. Nocturnal musicians who attended great ...
61272 waive WAIVE, n. A woman put out of the protection of the law.
61273 waiwode WAIWODE, n. In the Turkish empire, the governor of a small province or town; a general.
61275 wake-robin WAKE-ROBIN, n. A plant of the genus Arum.
61274 wake WAKE, v.i. [G. The primary sense is to stir, to rouse, to excite.]1. To be awake; to continue ...
61276 wakeful WAKEFUL, a. 1. Not sleeping; indisposed to sleep.Dissembling sleep, but wakeful with the fright--2. ...
61277 wakefully WAKEFULLY, adv. With watching or sleeplessness.
61278 wakefulness WAKEFULNESS, n. 1. Indisposition to sleep.2. Forbearance of sleep; want of sleep.
61279 waken WAKEN, v.i. wakn. To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.Early Turnus wakning with the ...
61280 wakened WAKENED, pp. Roused from sleep; excited into action.
61281 wakener WAKENER, n. One who rouses from sleep.
61282 wakening WAKENING, ppr. Rousing form sleep or stupidity; calling into action.
61283 waker WAKER, n. One who watches; one who rouses from sleep.
61284 waking WAKING, ppr. 1. Being awake; not sleeping.2. Rousing from sleep; exciting into motion or ...
61286 wale-knot WALE-KNOT, WALL-KNOT, n. A single wale-knot is made by untwisting the ends of a rope, and making a ...
61285 wale WALE, n. 1. In cloth, a ridge or streak rising above the rest. We say, cloth is wove with a wale.2. ...
61288 walk-mill WALK-MILL, n. Wauk-mill. A fulling mill. [Local.]
61287 walk WALK, v.i. [G., to full, to felt hats; a fuller; to stir, to be agitated, to rove, to travel, to ...
61289 walkable WALKABLE, a. Waukable. Fit to be walked on. [Not much used.]
61290 walker WALKER, n. Wauker.1. One who walks.2. In our mother tongue, a fuller.3. In law, a forest officer ...
61292 walking-staff WALKING-STAFF, WALKING-STICK, n. A staff or stick carried in the hand for support or amusement in ...
61293 walking-stick WALKING-STAFF, WALKING-STICK, n. A staff or stick carried in the hand for support or amusement in ...
61291 walking WALKING, ppr. Wauking. Moving on the legs with a slow pace; moving; conducting ones self.WALKING, ...
61295 wall-creeper WALL-CREEPER, n. A small bird of the genus Certhia; the spider-catcher.
61296 wall-cress WALL-CRESS, n. [wall and cress.] 1. A plant of the genus Arabis.2. A plant of the genus Turritis.
61297 wall-eye WALL-EYE, n. [wall and eye.] 1. A disease in the crystaline humor of the eye; the glaucoma.2. In ...
61298 wall-eyed WALL-EYED, a. Having white eyes.
61299 wall-flower WALL-FLOWER, n. [wall and flower.] A plant of the genus Cheiranthus; a species of stock ...
61300 wall-fruit WALL-FRUIT, n. [wall and fruit.] Fruit which, to be ripened, must be planted against a wall.
61301 wall-knot WALE-KNOT, WALL-KNOT, n. A single wale-knot is made by untwisting the ends of a rope, and making a ...
61302 wall-louse WALL-LOUSE, n. [wall and louse.] An insect or small bug. [L.]
61303 wall-moss WALL-MOSS, n. A species of moss growing on walls.
61304 wall-pennywort WALL-PENNYWORT, n. A plant of the genus Cotyledon.
61305 wall-pepper WALL-PEPPER, n. A plant of the genus Sedum.
61306 wall-pie WALL-PIE, n. A plant, a species of Asplenium.
61307 wall-sided WALL-SIDED, a. Having sides nearly perpendicular, as a ship.
61308 wall-spring WALL-SPRING, n. A spring of water issuing from stratified rocks.
61309 wall-wort WALL-WORT, n. A plant, the dwarf elder or danewort; a species of Sambucus.
61294 wall WALL, n. [L., stake, post, probably originally a fence of stakes, a palisade or stockade; the first ...
61310 walled WALLED, pp. Inclosed or fortified with a wall.
61311 waller WALLER, n. One who builds walls in the country.
61312 wallerite WALLERITE, n. A mineral, or variety of clay, found in small compact masses of the size of a nut, ...
61313 wallet WALLET, n. 1. A bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey or march; a knapsack.2. Any thing ...
61314 walling WALLING, ppr. Inclosing or fortifying with a wall.WALLING, n. Walls in general; materials for ...
61315 wallop WALLOP, v.i. [See Well.] To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling of the liquor, ...
61316 walloping WALLOPING, ppr. Boiling with a heaving and noise.
61317 wallow WALLOW, v.i. [L., G. This verb seems to be connected with well, walk, &c.]1. To roll ones body on ...
61318 wallower WALLOWER, n. One that rolls in mire.
61319 wallowing WALLOWING, ppr. Rolling the body on any thing.
61320 walnut WALNUT, n. A tree and its fruit, of the genus Juglans. The black walnut, so called, grows in ...
61321 walrus WALRUS, n. [G., a whale, a horse.] The morse or sea horse, an animal of the northern seas, of the ...
61322 waltron WALTRON, n. Another name of the walrus.
61323 waltz WALTZ, n. [G., to roll.] A modern dance and tune, the measure of whose music is triple; three ...
61325 wamble-cropped WAMBLE-CROPPED, a. Sick at the stomach. [Vulgar.]
61324 wamble WAMBLE, v.i. To be disturbed with nausea; as a wambling stomach. [Vulgar.]
61326 wampee WAMPEE, n. A plant, a species of Arum.
61327 wampum WAMPUM, n. Shells or strings of shells, used by the American Indians as money or a medium of ...
61328 wan WAN, a. Pale; having a sickly hue; languid of look. Sad to view, his visage pale and wan.Why so ...
61329 wand WAND, n. 1. A small stick; a rod. If a child runs away, a few strokes of a wand will bring him ...
61330 wander WANDER, v.i. [G., to wander, to walk, to change, exchange or transform.]1. To rove; to ramble here ...
61331 wanderer WANDERER, n. A rambler; one that roves; one that deviates from duty.
61332 wandering WANDERING, ppr. Roving; rambling; deviating from duty.WANDERING, n. 1. Peregrination; a traveling ...
61333 wanderingly WANDERINGLY, adv. In a wandering or unsteady manner.
61334 wanderoo WANDEROO, n. A baboon of Ceylon and Malabar.
61335 wane WANE, v.i. 1. To be diminished; to decrease; particularly applied to the illuminated part of the ...
61337 wang-tooth WANG-TOOTH, n. A jaw-tooth.
61336 wang WANG, n. 1. The jaw, jaw-bone or cheek bone. [Little used or vulgar.]2. The latchet of a shoe. [Not ...
61338 wanhope WANHOPE, n. Want of hope. [Not used.]
61339 wanhorn WANHORN, n. A plant of the genus Kaempferia.
61340 waning WANING, ppr. Decreasing; failing; declining.
61341 wanly WANLY, adv. In a pale manner; palely.
61342 wanned WANNED, a. Made wan or pale.
61343 wanness WANNESS, n. Paleness; a sallow, dead, pale color; as the wanness of the cheeks after a fever.
61344 wannish WANNISH, a. Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.
61346 want-wit WANT-WIT, n. [want and wit.] One destitute of wit or sense; a fool. [Not in much use.]
61345 want WANT, n. 1. Deficiency; defect; the absence of that which is necessary or useful; as a want of ...
61347 wantage WANTAGE, n. Deficiency; that which is wanting.
61348 wanted WANTED, pp. Needed; desired.
61349 wanting WANTING, ppr. 1. Needing; lacking; desiring.2. a. Absent; deficient. One of the twelve is wanting. ...
61350 wantless WANTLESS, a. Having no want; abundant; fruitful.
61351 wanton WANTON, a. 1. Wandering or roving in gaiety or sport; sportive; frolicsome; darting aside, or one ...
61352 wantoning WANTONING, ppr. Roving; flying loosely; playing without restraint; indulging in licentiousness.
61353 wantonize WANTONIZE, v.i. To behave wantonly. [Not in use.]
61354 wantonly WANTONLY, adv. Loosely; without regularity or restraint; sportively; gayly; playfully; ...
61355 wantonness WANTONNESS, n. 1. Sportiveness; gaiety; frolicsomeness; waggery.--As sad as night, only for ...
61356 wanty WANTY, n. A broad strap of leather, used for binding a load upon the back of a beast. [Local.]
61357 wapacut WAPACUT, n. The spotted owl of Hudsons bay.
61358 waped WAPED, a. [L., to strike, and awhap, whap, which the common people in New England use, and ...
61359 wapentac WAPENTAKE, WAPENTAC, n. [See Touch. This name had its origin in a custom of touching lances or ...
61360 wapentake WAPENTAKE, WAPENTAC, n. [See Touch. This name had its origin in a custom of touching lances or ...
61361 wapp WAPP, n. In a ship, the rope with which the shrouds are set taught in wale-knots.
61362 wappe WAPPE, n. A species of cur, said to be so called from his voice. His only use is to alarm the ...
61363 wapper WAPPER, n. A fish; a name given to the smaller species of the river gudgeon.
61365 war-beat WAR-BEAT, WAR-BEATEN, a. [war and beat.] Worn down in war.
61366 war-beaten WAR-BEAT, WAR-BEATEN, a. [war and beat.] Worn down in war.
61367 war-office WAR-OFFICE, n. An office in which the military affairs of a country are superintended and managed.
61368 war-worn WAR-WORN, a. [war and worn.] Worn with military service; as a war-worn coat; a war-worn soldier.
61364 war WAR, n. [G., to perplex, embroil, disturb. The primary sense of the root is to strive, struggle, ...
61369 warble WARBLE, v.t. [G., to turn, whirl, warble; a whirl, a vortex; a turning bone or joint, L.]1. To ...
61370 warbled WARBLED, pp. Quavered; modulated; uttered musically.
61371 warbler WARBLER, n. 1 . A singer; a songster; used of birds.In lulling strains the fetherd warblers woo.2. ...
61372 warbles WARBLES, n. In farriery, small hard tumors on the backs of horses, occasioned by the heat of the ...
61373 warbling WARBLING, ppr. 1. Quavering the voice; modulating notes; singing.2. a. Filled with musical notes; ...
61375 ward-room WARD-ROOM, n. [ward and room.] In a ship, a room over the gun-room, where the lieutenants and other ...
61376 ward-staff WARD-STAFF, n. A constables or watchmans staff.
61374 ward WARD, in composition, as in toward, homeward, is the Saxon weard, from the root of L.WARD, v.t. 1. ...
61377 warded WARDED, pp. Guarded. Warded off, prevented from attacking or injuring.
61378 warden WARDEN, n. 1. A keeper; a guardian.2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as the warden of ...
61379 warder WARDER, n. 1. A keeper; a guard.The warders of the gate.2. A trunchion by which an officer of arms ...
61380 wardmote WARDMOTE, n. In law, a court held in each ward in London.
61381 wardrobe WARDROBE, n. 1. A room or apartment where clothes or wearing apparel is kept.2. Wearing apparel in ...
61382 wardship WARDSHIP, n. 1. Guardianship; care and protection of a ward.2. Right of guardianship.Wardship is ...
61383 ware WARE, pret. of wear, obs. It is now written wore.
61384 wareful WAREFUL, a. [from ware, wary.] Wary; watchful; cautious. [Not used.]
61385 warefulness WAREFULNESS, n. Wariness; cautiousness.
61386 warehouse WAREHOUSE, n. [ware and house.] A storehouse for goods.WAREHOUSE, v.t. s as z. To deposit or secure ...
61387 warehoused WAREHOUSED, pp. Placed in a store for safe keeping.
61388 warehousing WAREHOUSING, ppr. Repositing in a store for safe keeping.
61389 wareless WARELESS, a. Unwary; incautious.2. Suffered unawares.
61390 warely WARELY, adv. Cautiously. [See Warily.]
61391 warfare WARFARE, n. [war and fare.] 1. Military service; military life; war.The Philistines gathered their ...
61392 warhable WARHABLE, a. [war and L. habilis.] Fit for war. [Not in use.]
61393 warhoop WARHOOP, n. [war and hoop.] The savage yell of war; a yell uttered on entering into battle.
61394 warily WARILY, adv. [from wary.] Cautiously; with timorous prudence or wise foresight. Great enterprises ...
61395 warine WARINE, n. A species of monkey of South America.
61396 wariness WARINESS, n. Caution; prudent care to foresee and guard against evil. The road was so slippery, and ...
61397 wark WARK, n. Work; a building. [It is obsolete, except in bulwark.]
61398 warlike WARLIKE, a. [war and like.]1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as a warlike state.Old Siward with ten ...
61399 warlikeness WARLIKENESS, n. A warlike disposition or character. [Little used.]
61400 warling WARLING, n. One often quarreled with; a word coined perhaps to rhyme with darling. [Not in use.]
61401 warlock WARLOCK, WARLUCK, n. A male witch; a wizard. [This word is not in use.]
61402 warluck WARLOCK, WARLUCK, n. A male witch; a wizard. [This word is not in use.]
61403 warm WARM, a. Waurm. [G. See Swarm.]1. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold; as warm blood; warm ...
61404 warmed WARMED, pp. Moderately heated; made ardent; excited.
61406 warming-pan WARMING-PAN, n. [warm and pan.] A covered pan with a long handle, for warming a bed with ignited ...
61407 warming-stone WARMING-STONE, n. [warm and stone.] A stone dug in cornwall, which retains heat a great while, and ...
61405 warming WARMING, ppr. Making moderately hot; making ardent or zealous.
61408 warmly WARMLY, adv. 1. With gentle heat.2. Eagerly; earnestly; ardently; as, to espouse warmly the cause ...
61409 warmness WARMNESS, WARMTH, n. 1. Gentle heat; as the warmth of the blood.2. Zeal; ardor; fervor; as the ...
61410 warmth WARMNESS, WARMTH, n. 1. Gentle heat; as the warmth of the blood.2. Zeal; ardor; fervor; as the ...
61411 warn WARN, v.t. [G.]1. To give notice of approaching or probable danger or evil, that it may be avoided; ...
61412 warned WARNED, pp. Cautioned against danger; admonished of approaching evil; notified.
61413 warner WARNER, n. An admonisher.
61414 warning WARNING, ppr. Cautioning against danger; admonishing; giving notice to; summoning to meet or ...
61415 warp WARP, n. Waurp. [See the Verb.] 1. In manufactures, the threads, which are extended lengthwise in ...
61416 warped WARPED, pp. Twisted by shrinking or seasoning; turned out of the true direction; perverted; moved ...
61418 warping-bank WARPING-BANK, n. A bank or mound of earth raised round a field for retaining the water let in from ...
61419 warping-clough WARPING-CLOUGH, WARPING-HATCH, WARPING-SLUICE, n. A flood gate to let in tide water upon land. ...
61420 warping-cut WARPING-CUT, WARPING-DRAIN, WARPING-GUTTER, n. An open passage or channel for discharging the water ...
61421 warping-drain WARPING-CUT, WARPING-DRAIN, WARPING-GUTTER, n. An open passage or channel for discharging the water ...
61422 warping-gutter WARPING-CUT, WARPING-DRAIN, WARPING-GUTTER, n. An open passage or channel for discharging the water ...
61423 warping-hatch WARPING-CLOUGH, WARPING-HATCH, WARPING-SLUICE, n. A flood gate to let in tide water upon land. ...
61424 warping-hook WARPING-HOOK, n. A hook used by rope-makers for hanging the yarn on, when warping into hauls for ...
61425 warping-post WARPING-POST, n. A strong post used in warping rope yarn.
61426 warping-sluice WARPING-CLOUGH, WARPING-HATCH, WARPING-SLUICE, n. A flood gate to let in tide water upon land. ...
61417 warping WARPING, ppr. Turning or twisting; causing to incline; perverting; moving with a warp; enriching by ...
61427 warproof WARPROOF, n. [war and proof.] Valor tried by war.
61428 warrant WARRANT, v.t. [The primary sense of the root is to stop or hold, or to repel, and thus guard by ...
61429 warrantable WARRANTABLE, a. Authorized by commission, precept or right; justifiable; defensible. The seizure of ...
61430 warrantableness WARRANTABLENESS, n. The quality of being justifiable.
61431 warrantably WARRANTABLY, adv. In a manner that may be justified; justifiably.
61432 warranted WARRANTED, pp. Authorized; justified; secured; assured by covenant or by implied obligation.
61433 warrantee WARRANTEE, n. The person to whom land or other thing is warranted.
61434 warranter WARRANTER, n. 1. One who gives authority or legally empowers.2. One who assures, or covenants to ...
61435 warranting WARRANTING, ppr.1. Authorizing; empowering.2. Assuring; securing to another a right, or covenanting ...
61436 warrantise WARRANTISE, n. Authority; security. [Not in use.]
61437 warrantor WARRANTOR, n. One who warrants.
61438 warranty WARRANTY, n. 1. In law, a promise or covenant by deed, made by the bargainer for himself and his ...
61439 warray WARRAY, v.t. To make war upon.
61440 warre WARRE, a. Worse.
61441 warren WARREN, n. [See Guard, Warrant and Wary.]1. A piece of ground appropriated to the breeding and ...
61442 warrener WARRENER, n. The keeper of a warren.
61443 warriangle WARRIANGLE, n. A hawk.
61444 warrior WARRIOR, n. 1. In a general sense, a soldier; a man engaged in military life.2. Emphatically, a ...
61445 warrioress WARRIORESS, n. A female warrior.
61446 wart WART, n. Waurt. [G.]1. A hard excrescence on the skin of animals, which is covered with the ...
61447 warted WARTED, a. In botany, having little knobs on the surface; verrucose; as a warted capsule.
61448 wartwort WARTWORT, n. A plant of the genus Euphorbia or spurge, which is studded with hard warty knobs; ...
61449 warty WARTY, a. 1. Having warts; full of warts; overgrown with warts; as a warty leaf.2. Of the nature of ...
61450 wary WARY, a. [See Ware and Warn.] Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against ...
61451 was WAS, s. as z.; the past tense of the substantive verb; L., to be, to exist, whence English is, in ...
61453 wash-ball WASH-BALL, n. [wash and ball.] A ball of soap, to be used in washing the hands or face.
61454 wash-board WASH-BOARD, n. [wash and board.] 1. A broad thin plank, fixed occasionally on the top of a boat or ...
61455 wash-pot WASH-POT, n. A vessel in which any thing is washed.
61456 wash-tub WASH-TUB, n. A tub in which clothes are washed.
61452 wash WASH, v.t. [G.]1. To cleanse by ablution, or by rubbing in water; as, to wash the hands or the ...
61457 washed WASHED, pp. 1. Cleansed in water; purified.2. Overflowed; dashed against with water.3. Covered over ...
61459 washer-woman WASHER-WOMAN, n. A woman that washes clothes for others or for hire.
61458 washer WASHER, n. 1. One who washes.2. An iron ring between the nave of a wheel and the linch-pin.
61460 washing WASHING, ppr. Cleansing with water; purifying; overflowing; overspreading.WASHING, n. 1. The act of ...
61461 washy WASHY, a. [from wash.]1. Watery; damp; soft; as the washy ooze.2. Weak; not solid.3. Weak; not firm ...
61463 wasp-fly WASP-FLY, n. A species of fly resembling a wasp, but having no sting, and but two wings.
61462 wasp WASP, n. [G., L.] In entomology, a genus of insects, Vespa, of the order of Hymenopters. The mouth ...
61464 waspish WASPISH, a. Snappish; petulant; irritable; irascible; quick to resent any trifling affront.Much do ...
61465 waspishly WASPISHLY, adv. Petulantly; in a snappish manner.
61466 waspishness WASPISHNESS, n. Petulance; irascibility; snappishness.
61468 wassail-bowl WASSAIL-BOWL, n. A bowl for holding wassail.
61469 wassail-cup WASSAIL-CUP, n. A cup in which wassail was carried to the company.
61467 wassail WASSAIL, n. 1. A liquor made of apples, sugar and ale, formerly much used by English good ...
61470 wassailer WASSAILER, n. A toper; a drunkard.
61471 wast WAST, past tense of the substantive verb, in the second person; as, thou wast.
61473 waste-gate WASTE-GATE, n. A gate to let the water of a pond pass off when it is not wanted.
61474 waste-wier WASTE-WIER, n. An overfall or wier for the superfluous water of a canal.
61472 waste WASTE, v.t. [G., L.] 1. To diminish by gradual dissipation or loss. Thus disease wastes the ...
61475 wasted WASTED, pp. 1. Expended without necessity or use; lost through negligence; squandered.2. ...
61476 wasteful WASTEFUL, a. 1. Lavish; prodigal; expending property, or that which is valuable, without necessity ...
61477 wastefully WASTEFULLY, adv. In a lavish manner; with prodigality; in useless expenses or consumption.Her ...
61478 wastefulness WASTEFULNESS, n. Lavishness; prodigality; the act or practice of expending what is valuable without ...
61479 wastel WASTEL, n. A particular sort of bread; fine bread or cake.
61480 wasteness WASTENESS, n. A desolate state; solitude.That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, ...
61481 waster WASTER, n. 1. One who is prodigal; one who squanders property; one who consumes extravagantly or ...
61482 wastethrift WASTETHRIFT, n. [waste and thrift.] A spendthrift.
61483 wasting WASTING, ppr. 1. Lavishing prodigally; expending or consuming without use; diminishing by slow ...
61484 wastorel WASTREL, WASTOREL, n. Waste substances; any thing cast away as bad. [Local.]
61485 wastrel WASTREL, n. A state of waste or common. [Local.]
61487 watch-glass WATCH-GLASS, n. [watch and glass.]1. In ships, a half hour glass, used to measure the time of a ...
61488 watch-house WATCH-HOUSE, n. [watch and house.] A house in which a watch or guard is placed.
61489 watch-light WATCH-LIGHT, n. [watch and light.] A candle with a rush wick.
61486 watch WATCH, n. [It is from the same root as wake, which see.]1. Forbearance of sleep.2. Attendance ...
61490 watched WATCHED, pp. Guarded; observed with steady vigilance.
61491 watcher WATCHER, n. 1. One who sits up or continues awake; particularly, one who attends upon the sick ...
61492 watchet WATCHET, a. Pale or light blue.Who stares in Germany at watchet eyes? [Not in use.]
61493 watchful WATCHFUL, a. Vigilant; attentive; careful to observe; observant; cautious. It has of before the ...
61494 watchfully WATCHFULLY, adv. Vigilantly; heedfully; with careful observation of the approach of evil, or ...
61495 watchfulness WATCHFULNESS, n. 1. Vigilance; heedfulness; heed; suspicious attention; careful and diligent ...
61496 watching WATCHING, ppr. Being awake; guarding; attending the sick; carefully observing.WATCHING, n. ...
61497 watchmaker WATCHMAKER, n. [watch and maker.] One whose occupation is to make and repair watches.
61498 watchman WATCHMAN, n. [watch and man.] A sentinel; a guard.
61499 watchtower WATCHTOWER, n. [watch and tower.] A tower on which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies or the ...
61500 watchword WATCHWORD, n. [watch and word.] The word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit ...
61502 water-bearer WATER-BEARER, n. [water and bearer.] In astronomy, a sign of the zodiac, called also Aquarius, from ...
61503 water-bellows WATER-BELLOWS, n. [water and bellows.] A machine for blowing air into a furnace, by means of a ...
61504 water-borne WATER-BORNE, n. Borne by the water; floated; having water sufficient to float; as ships water-borne ...
61505 water-calamint WATER-CALAMINT, n. [water and calamint.] A species of mint or Mentha.
61506 water-carriage WATER-CARRIAGE, n. [water and carriage.]1. Transportation or conveyance by water; or the means of ...
61507 water-cart WATER-CART, n. [water and cart.] A cart earing a large cask of water which is conveyed into a ...
61508 water-clock WATER-CLOCK, n. [water and clock.] The clepsydra; an instrument or machine serving to measure time ...
61509 water-color WATER-COLOR, n. [water and color.] Water-colors, in painting or limning, are colors diluted and ...
61510 water-course WATER-COURSE, n. [water and course.]1. A stream of water; a river or brook. Isaiah 44.2. A channel ...
61511 water-cress WATER-CRESS, n. [water and cress.] A small creeping plant or weed growing in watery places.A plant, ...
61512 water-crowfoot WATER-CROWFOOT, n. [water and crowfoot.] A plant on which cows are said to be fond of feeding.
61513 water-drop WATER-DROP, n. [water and drop.[ A drop of water.
61514 water-dropwort WATER-DROPWORT, n. A plant of the genus Oenanthe.
61515 water-elephant WATER-ELEPHANT, n. A name given to the hippopotamus.
61516 water-engine WATER-ENGINE, n. [water and engine.] An engine to raise water; or an engine moved by water.
61517 water-flag WATER-FLAG, n. [water and flag.] Water and flower de luce, a species of Tris.
61518 water-flood WATER-FLOOD, n. [water and flood.] A flood of water; an inundation.
61519 water-fly WATER-FLY, n. [water and fly.] An insect that is seen on the water.
61520 water-fowl WATER-FOWL, n. [water and fowl.] A fowl that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, or ...
61521 water-fox WATER-FOX, n. [water and fox.] A name given to the carp, on account of its cunning.
61522 water-furrow WATER-FURROW, n. [water and furrow.] In agriculture, a deep furrow made for conducting water fro ...
61523 water-gage WATER-GAGE, WATER-GUAGE, n. [water and gage.] An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth ...
61524 water-gall WATER-GALL, n. 1. A cavity made in the earth by a torrent of water.2. An appearance in the rainbow.
61525 water-germander WATER-GERMANDER, n. A plant of the genus Teucrium.
61526 water-god WATER-GOD, n. [water and god.] A deity that presides over the water.
61527 water-gruel WATER-GRUEL, n. [water and gruel.] A liquid food, composed of water and a small portion of meal or ...
61528 water-guage WATER-GAGE, WATER-GUAGE, n. [water and gage.] An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth ...
61529 water-hair-grass WATER-HAIR-GRASS, n. A species of grass, the Aira aquatica.
61530 water-hammer WATER-HAMMER, n. A column of water in a vacuum, which not being supported as in the air, falls ...
61531 water-hemp-agrimon WATER-HEMP-AGRIMONY, n. A plant of the genus Bidens.
61532 water-hen WATER-HEN, n. [water and hen.] A water fowl of the genus Fulica, the gallinula or moorhen; also, a ...
61533 water-hog WATER-HOG, n. [water and hog.] A quadruped of South America, the Cavia capybara.
61534 water-laurel WATER-LAUREL, n. [water and laurel.] A plant.
61535 water-leaf WATER-LEAF, n. [water and leaf.] A plant of the genus Hydrophyllum.
61536 water-level WATER-LEVEL, n. [water and level.] The level formed by the surface of still water.
61537 water-lily WATER-LILY, n. [water and lily.] A plant of the genus Nymphaea.
61538 water-line WATER-LINE, n. [water and line.] A horizontal line supposed to be drawn about a ships bottom at ...
61539 water-logged WATER-LOGGED, a. [water and log.] Lying like a log on the water. A ship is said to be water-logged, ...
61540 water-mark WATER-MARK, n. [water and mark.] The mark or limit of the rise of a flood.
61541 water-melon WATER-MELON, n. [water and melon.] A plant and its fruit, of the genus Cucurbita. This plant ...
61542 water-mill WATER-MILL, n. [water and mill.] A mill whose machinery is moved by water, and thus distinguished ...
61543 water-mint WATER-MINT. [See Water-calamint.]
61544 water-newt WATER-NEWT, n. [water and newt.] An animal of the lizared tribe, [Lacerta aquatica.]
61545 water-ordeal WATER-ORDEAL, n. [water and ordeal.] A judicial trial of persons accused of crimes, by means of ...
61546 water-ouzel WATER-OUZEL, n. [water and ouzel.] A fowl of the genus Sturnus.The water ouzel is the Turdus ...
61547 water-parsnep WATER-PARSNEP, n. [water and parsnep.[ A plant of the genus Sium.
61548 water-poa WATER-POA, n. A species of grass, the Poa aquatica.
61549 water-poise WATER-POISE, n. s as z. [water and poise.] An instrument for examining the purity of water.
61550 water-pot WATER-POT, n. [water and pot.] A vessel for holding or conveying water, or for sprinkling water on ...
61551 water-proof WATER-PROOF, a. [water and proof.] Impervious to water; so firm and compact as not to admit water; ...
61552 water-radish WATER-RADISH, n. [water and radish.] A species of water-cresses. Water-cress, a species of ...
61553 water-rail WATER-RAIL, n. [water and rail.] A fowl of the genus Rallus.
61554 water-rat WATER-RAT, n. [water and rat.] An animal of the genus Mus, which lives in the banks of streams or ...
61555 water-rocket WATER-ROCKET, n. [water and rocket.]1. A species of water-cresses.2. A kind of fire-work to be ...
61556 water-rot WATER-ROT, v.t. [water and rot.] To rot by steeping in water; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.
61557 water-rotted WATER-ROTTED, pp. Rotted by being steeped in water.
61558 water-rotting WATER-ROTTING, ppr. Rotting in water.
61559 water-sail WATER-SAIL, n. [water and sail.] A small sail used under a studding sail or driver boom.
61560 water-sapphire WATER-SAPPHIRE, n. [water and sapphire.] A kind of blue precious stone.
61561 water-shoot WATER-SHOOT, n. [water and shoot.[ A sprig or shoot from the root or stock of a tree. [Local.]
61562 water-snake WATER-SNAKE, n. [water and snake.] A snake that frequents the water.
61563 water-soak WATER-SOAK, v.t. [water and soak.] To soak or fill the interstices with water.
61564 water-soaked WATER-SOAKED, pp. Soaked or having its interstices filled with water; as water-soaked wood; a water ...
61565 water-soldier WATER-SOLDIER, n. A plant of the genus Stratiotes.
61566 water-spaniel WATER-SPANIEL, n. [water and spaniel.] A dog so called.
61567 water-spout WATER-SPOUT, n. [water and spout.] At sea, a vertical column of water, raised from the surface of ...
61568 water-table WATER-TABLE, n. [water and table.] In architecture, a ledge in the wall of a building, about ...
61569 water-tath WATER-TATH, n. In England, a species of coarse grass growing in wet grounds, and supposed to be ...
61570 water-thermometer WATER-THERMOMETER, n. An instrument for ascertaining the precise degree of cold at which water ...
61571 water-tight WATER-TIGHT, a. [water and tight.] So tight as not to admit water.
61572 water-trefoil WATER-TREFOIL, n. A plant.
61573 water-violet WATER-VIOLET, n. [water and violet.] A plant of the genus Hottonia.
61574 water-way WATER-WAY, n. [water and way.] In a ships deck, a piece of timber, forming a channel for conducting ...
61575 water-wheel WATER-WHEEL, n. [water and wheel.] 1. A wheel moved by water.2. An engine for raising water from a ...
61576 water-willow WATER-WILLOW, n. [water and willow.] A plant. [L.]
61577 water-with WATER-WITH, n. [water and with.] A plant.
61578 water-work WATER-WORK, n. [water and work.] Water-works are hydraulic machines or engines, particularly such ...
61579 water-wort WATER-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Elatine.
61501 water WATER, n. Wauter. [G., Gr.]1. A fluid, the most abundant and most necessary for living beings of ...
61580 waterage WATERAGE, n. Money paid for transportation by water.
61581 watered WATERED, pp. Overspread or sprinkled with water; made wet; supplied with water; made lustrous by ...
61582 waterer WATERER, n. One who waters.
61583 waterfall WATERFALL, n. [water and fall.] A fall or perpendicular descent of the water of a river or stream, ...
61584 wateriness WATERINESS, n. [from watery.] Moisture; humidity; a state of abounding with water.
61586 watering-place WATERING-PLACE, n. A place to which people resort for mineral water, or for the use of water in ...
61587 watering-trough WATERING-TROUGH, n. A trough in which cattle and horses drink.
61585 watering WATERING, ppr. Overflowing; sprinkling or wetting with water; supplying with water; giving water ...
61588 waterish WATERISH, a. 1. Resembling water; thin, as a liquor.2. Moist; somewhat watery; as waterish land.
61589 waterishness WATERISHNESS, n. Thinness, as of a liquor; resemblance to water.Waterishness, which is like the ...
61590 waterless WATERLESS, a. Destitute of water.
61591 waterman WATERMAN, n. [water and man.] A boatman; a ferryman; a man who manages water-craft.
61592 watery WATERY, a. 1. Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as watery humors.The oily and ...
61593 wattle WATTLE, n. [L., a shoot.]1. Properly, a twig or flexible rod; and hence, a hurdle.2. The fleshy ...
61594 wattled WATTLED, pp. Bound or interwoven with twigs.
61595 wattling WATTLING, ppr. Interweaving with twigs.
61596 waul WAUL, v.i. To cry, as a cat.
61597 wauling WAULING, ppr. Crying, as a cat.
61599 wave-loaf WAVE-LOAF, n. [wave and loaf.] A loaf for a wave-offering.
61600 wave-offering WAVE-OFFERING, n. An offering made with waving towards the four cardinal points. Numbers 18.
61601 wave-subjected WAVE-SUBJECTED, a. Subject to be overflowed.
61602 wave-worn WAVE-WORN, a. [wave and worn.] Worn by the waves.The shore that oer his wave-worn basis bowd.
61598 wave WAVE, n. [G.]1. A moving swell or volume of water; usually, a swell raised and driven by wind. A ...
61603 waved WAVED, pp. 1. Moved one way and the other; brandished.2. Put off; omitted.3. a. In heraldry, ...
61604 waveless WAVELESS, a. Free from waves; undisturbed; unagitated; as the waveless sea.
61605 wavellite WAVELLITE, n. A mineral, a phosphate or sub-phosphate of alumin; commonly found in crystals, which ...
61606 waver WAVER, v.i. 1. To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other.2. To fluctuate; to be ...
61607 waverer WAVERER, n. One who wavers; one who is unsettled in doctrine, faith or opinion.
61608 wavering WAVERING, ppr. or a. Fluctuating; being in doubt; undetermined.
61609 waveringness WAVERINGNESS, n. State or quality of being wavering.
61610 waving WAVING, ppr. Moving as a wave; playing to and fro; brandishing.
61611 wavy WAVY, a. [from wave.[1. Rising or swelling in waves; full of waves; as the wavy sea.2. Playing to ...
61613 wax-bill WAX-BILL, n. A bird, a species of Loxia.
61614 wax-candle WAX-CANDLE, n. [wax and candle.] A candle made of wax.
61615 wax-chandler WAX-CHANDLER, n. [wax and chandler.] A maker of wax candles.
61616 wax-myrtle WAX-MYRTLE, n. The bayberry, or Myrica cerifera, a shrub of North America, the berries of which are ...
61617 wax-palm WAX-PALM, n. A species of palm, the Ceroxylon andicola, a native of the Andes, the stem of which is ...
61618 wax-work WAX-WORK, n. Figures formed of wax, in imitation of real beings.
61612 wax WAX, n. [G., L.]1. A thick, viscid, tenacious substance, collected by bees, or excreted from their ...
61619 waxed WAXED, pp. Smeared or rubbed with wax.
61620 waxen WAXEN, a. Made of wax; as waxen cells.
61621 waxing WAXING, ppr. Growing; increasing; becoming; smearing with wax.WAXING, n. In chemistry, the ...
61622 waxy WAXY, a. Soft like wax; resembling wax; viscid; adhesive.
61624 way-bread WAY-BREAD, n. A name given to the herb plantain(plantago.) [Local.]
61625 way-leave WAY-LEAVE, n. A provincial term for the ground purchased for a wagon-way between coal-pits and a ...
61626 way-maker WAY-MAKER, n. One who makes a way; a precursor.
61627 way-mark WAY-MARK, n. [way and mark.] A mark to guide in traveling. Jeremiah 31.
61628 way-pane WAY-PANE, n. A slip left for cartage in watered land. [Local.]
61629 way-thistle WAY-THISTLE, n. A troublesome plant or perennial weed.
61630 way-warden WAY-WARDEN, n. In local usage, the surveyor of a road.
61631 way-wiser WAY-WISER, n. An instrument for measuring the distance which one has traveled on the road; called ...
61623 way WAY, n. [G., L.]1. Literally, a passing; hence, a passage; the place of passing; hence, a road of ...
61632 wayfarer WAYFARER, n. A traveler; a passenger.
61634 wayfaring-tree WAYFARING-TREE, n. A shrub, a species of Viburnum.
61633 wayfaring WAYFARING, a. [supra.] Traveling; passing; being on a journey. Judges 19.
61635 waylaid WAYLAID, pp. Watched int he way. [See Waylay.]
61636 waylay WAYLAY, v.t. [way and lay.] To watch insidiously in the way, with a view to seize, rob or slay; to ...
61637 waylayer WAYLAYER, n. One who waits for another in ambush, with a view to seize, rob or slay him.
61638 wayless WAYLESS, a. Having no road or path; pathless; trackless.
61639 wayment WAYMENT, v.i. To lament. [Not in use.]
61640 wayward WAYWARD, a. [way and ward.] Froward; peevish; perverse; liking his own way.Wayward beauty doth not ...
61641 waywardly WAYWARDLY, adv. Frowardly; perversely.
61642 waywardness WAYWARDNESS, n. Forwardness; perverseness.
61643 waywode WAYWODE, WAIWODE, n. 1. In the Ottoman empire, the governor of a small town or province, which not ...
61644 waywodeship WAYWODESHIP, n. The province or jurisdiction of a waywode.
61645 we WE, pron. plu. of I; or rather a different word, denoting the person speaking and another or others ...
61647 weak-hearted WEAK-HEARTED, a. Having little courage; dispirited.
61646 weak WEAK, a. [G. The primary sense of the root is to yield, fail, give way, recede, or to be soft.]1. ...
61648 weaken WEAKEN, v.t. 1. To lessen the strength of, or to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; ...
61649 weakened WEAKENED, pp. Debilitated; enfeebled; reduced in strength.
61650 weakener WEAKENER, n. He or that which weakens.
61651 weakening WEAKENING, ppr. Debilitating; enfeebling; reducing the strength or vigor of any thing.
61652 weakling WEAKLING, n. A feeble creature.
61653 weakly WEAKLY, adv. 1. Feebly; with little physical strength; faintly; not forcible; as a fortress weakly ...
61654 weakness WEAKNESS, n. 1. Want of physical strength; want of force or vigor; feebleness; as the weakness of a ...
61655 weakside WEAKSIDE, n. [weak and side.] Foible; deficience; failing; infirmity.
61656 weal WEAL, n. [G., L., to be strong, to avail, to prevail. The primary sense of weal is strength, ...
61657 wealsman WEALSMAN, n. [weal and man.] A name given sneeringly to a politician.
61658 wealth WEALTH, n. 1. Prosperity; external happiness.2. Riches; large possessions of money, goods or land; ...
61659 wealthily WEALTHILY, adv. Richly.
61660 wealthiness WEALTHINESS, n. State of being wealthy; richness.
61661 wealthy WEALTHY, a. Rich; having large possessions in lands, goods, money or securities, or larger than the ...
61662 wean WEAN, v.t. [G. See Wont.]1. To accustom and reconcile, as a child or other young animal, to a want ...
61663 weaned WEANED, pp. Accustomed or reconciled to the want of the breast or other object of desire.
61664 weanel WEANEL, WEANLING, n. A child or other animal newly weaned.
61665 weaning WEANING, ppr. Accustoming or reconciling, as a young child or other animal, to a want of the ...
61666 weanling WEANEL, WEANLING, n. A child or other animal newly weaned.
61668 weapon-salve WEAPON-SALVE, n. [weapon and salve.] A salve which was supposed to cure the wound, by being applied ...
61667 weapon WEAPON, n. [G., L.]1. Any instrument of offense; any thing used or designed to be used in ...
61669 weaponed WEAPONED, a. Wepnd. Armed; furnished with weapons or arms; equipped.
61670 weaponless WEAPONLESS, a. Unarmed; having no weapon.
61671 wear WEAR, v.t. pret. wore; pp. worn.1. To waste or impair by rubbing or attrition; to lessen or ...
61672 wearable WEARABLE, a. That can be worn.
61673 weard WEARD, Sax. A warden, in names, denotes watchfulness or care, but it must not be confounded with ...
61674 wearer WEARER, n. [from wear.]1. One who wears or carries as appendant to the body; as the wearer of a ...
61675 weariness WEARINESS, n. [from weary.] 1. The state of being weary or tired; that lassitude or exhaustion of ...
61676 wearing WEARING, ppr. 1. Bearing on or appendant to the person; diminishing by friction; consuming.2. a. ...
61677 wearish WEARISH, a. 1. Boggy; watery. [Not in use.]2. Weak; washy. [Not in use.]
61678 wearisome WEARISOME, a. [from weary.] Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; fatiguing; as a wearisome march; ...
61679 wearisomely WEARISOMELY, adv. Tediously; so as to cause weariness.
61680 wearisomeness WEARISOMENESS, n. The quality of exhausting strength or patience; tiresomeness; tediousness; as the ...
61681 weary WEARY, a. 1. Having the strength much exhausted by toil or violent exertion; tired; fatigued. [It ...
61682 weasand WEASAND, WESAND, n. s as z. The windpipe or trachea; the canal through which air passes to and from ...
61684 weasel-coot WEASEL-COOT, n. The red headed smew or Mergus minutus.
61683 weasel WEASEL, WEESEL, n. s as z. A small animal of the genus Mustela, which lives under the roots of ...
61686 weather-beaten WEATHER-BEATEN, a. [weather and beaten.] Beaten or harassed by the weather.
61687 weather-bit WEATHER-BIT, n. A turn of the cable about the end of the windlass, without the knight-heads.
61688 weather-board WEATHER-BOARD, n. That side of a ship which is towards the wind; the windward side. So in other ...
61689 weather-boarding WEATHER-BOARDING, n. The act of nailing up boards against a wall; or the boards themselves.
61690 weather-boards WEATHER-BOARDS, n. Pieces of plank placed in the ports of a ship, when laid up in ordinary.
61691 weather-cloths WEATHER-CLOTHS, n. Long pieces of canvas or tarpaulin used to preserve the hammocks from injury by ...
61692 weather-cock WEATHER-COCK, n. [weather and cock.]1. Something in the shape of a cock placed on the stop of a ...
61693 weather-driven WEATHER-DRIVEN, a. [weather and driven.] Driven by winds or storms; forced by stress of weather.
61694 weather-fend WEATHER-FEND, v.t. [weather and fend.] To shelter.
61695 weather-gage WEATHER-GAGE, n. [weather and gage.] Something that shows the weather. A ship is said to have the ...
61696 weather-glass WEATHER-GLASS, n. [weather and glass.] An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere. This ...
61697 weather-helm WEATHER-HELM, n. [weather and helm.] A ship is said to carry a weather-helm, when she is inclined ...
61698 weather-proof WEATHER-PROOF, a. [weather and proof.] Proof against rough weather.
61699 weather-roll WEATHER-ROLL, n. [weather and roll.] The roll of a ship to the windward; opposed to lee-lurch.
61700 weather-spy WEATHER-SPY, n. [weather and spy.] A star-gazer; one that foretells the weather. [Little used.]
61701 weather-tide WEATHER-TIDE, n. [weather and tide.] The tide which sets against the lee side of a ship, impelling ...
61702 weather-wise WEATHER-WISE, a. [weather and wise.] Skillful in foreseeing the changes or state of the weather.
61703 weather-wiser WEATHER-WISER, n. Something that foreshows the weather. [Not used.]
61685 weather WEATHER, n. Wether. [G., The primary sense of this word is air, wind or atmosphere; probably the ...
61704 weathered WEATHERED, pp. Passed to the windward; passed with difficulty.
61705 weathering WEATHERING, ppr. Passing or sailing to the windward; passing with difficulty.
61706 weathermost WEATHERMOST, a. [weather and most.] Being farthest to the windward.
61707 weave WEAVE, v.t. pret. wove; pp. woven, wove. The regular form, weaved, is rarely or never used. [G., ...
61709 weaver-fish WEAVER-FISH, n. A kind of fish, [L.] [See Weever.]
61708 weaver WEAVER, n. 1. One who weaves; one whose occupation is to weave.2. The common name of the genus ...
61710 weaving WEAVING, ppr. Forming cloth by intertexture of threads.WEAVING, n. 1. The act or art of forming ...
61712 web-footed WEB-FOOTED, a. [web and foot.] Having webbed feet; palmiped. A goose, or duck, is a web-footed ...
61711 web WEB, n. [See Weave.]1. Texture of threads; plexus; any thing woven. Penelope devised a web to ...
61713 webbed WEBBED, a. [from web.] Having the toes united by a membrane, or web; as the webbed feet of aquatic ...
61714 wed WED, v.t. [L., to give bail; a league; probably both are of one family.]1. To marry; to take for a ...
61715 wedded WEDDED, pp. Married; closely attached.
61717 wedding-clothes WEDDING-CLOTHES, n. [wedding and clothes.] Garments for a bride or a bridegroom, to be worn at ...
61718 wedding-day WEDDING-DAY, n. [wedding and day.] The day of marriage.
61719 wedding-feast WEDDING-FEAST, n. [wedding and feast.] A feast or entertainment prepared for the guests at a ...
61716 wedding WEDDING, ppr. Marrying; uniting with in matrimony.WEDDING, n. Marriage; nuptials; nuptial ceremony; ...
61721 wedge-shaped WEDGE-SHAPED, a. [wedge and shape.] Having the shape of a wedge; cuneiform. A wedge-shaped leaf is ...
61720 wedge WEDGE, n. [This word signifies a mass, a lump.]1. A mass of metal; as a wedge of gold or silver. ...
61722 wedged WEDGED, pp. Split with a wedge; fastened with a wedge; closely compressed.
61723 wedging WEDGING, ppr. Cleaving with a wedge; fastening with wedges; compressing closely.
61724 wedlock WEDLOCK, n. Marriage; matrimony.WEDLOCK, v.t. To marry. [Little used.]
61725 wedlocked WEDLOCKED, pp. United in marriage. [Little used.]
61726 wednesday WEDNESDAY, n. Wenzday. The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
61727 wee WEE, a. [G.] Small; little. [Not in use.]
61728 weechelm WEECHELM, WITCH-ELM, n. A species of elm.
61730 weed-hook WEED-HOOK, WEEDING-HOOK, n. [weed and hook.] A hook used for cutting away or extirpating weeds.
61729 weed WEED, n. 1. The general name of any plant that is useless or noxious. The word therefore has no ...
61731 weeded WEEDED, pp. Freed from weeds or whatever is noxious.
61732 weeder WEEDER, n. One that weeds or frees from any thing noxious.
61734 weeding-chisel WEEDING-CHISEL, n. S as z. A tool with a divided chisel point, for cutting the roots of large weeds ...
61735 weeding-forceps WEEDING-FORCEPS, WEEDING-TONGS, n. An instrument for taking up some sorts of plants in weeding.
61736 weeding-fork WEEDING-FORK, n. A strong three-pronged fork, used in cleaning ground of weeds.
61737 weeding-hook WEED-HOOK, WEEDING-HOOK, n. [weed and hook.] A hook used for cutting away or extirpating weeds.
61738 weeding-rhim WEEDING-RHIM, n. An implement somewhat like the frame of a wheel-barrow, used for tearing up weeds ...
61739 weeding-tongs WEEDING-FORCEPS, WEEDING-TONGS, n. An instrument for taking up some sorts of plants in weeding.
61733 weeding WEEDING, ppr. Freeing from weeds or whatever is noxious to growth.WEEDING, n. The operation of ...
61740 weedless WEEDLESS, a. Free from weeds or noxious matter.
61741 weedy WEEDY, a. 1. Consisting of weeds; as weedy trophies.2. Abounding with weeds; as weedy grounds; a ...
61743 week-day WEEK-DAY, n. [weed and day.] Any day of the week except the Sabbath.
61742 week WEEK, n. [G.]1. The space of seven days.I fast twice in the week. Luke 18. 2. In Scripture, a ...
61744 weekly WEEKLY, a. Coming, happening or done once a week; hebdomadary; as a weekly payment of bills; a ...
61745 weel WEEL, n. [See Well.] A whirlpool. [Not in use.]
61746 weely WEEL, WEELY, n. A kind of twiggin trap or snare for fish.
61747 ween WEEN, v.i. [G., to imagine. The sense is to set, fix or hold in the mind.] To think; to imagine; to ...
61748 weening WEENING, ppr. Thinking; imagining.
61749 weep WEEP, v.i. pret. and pp. wept. Weeped, I believe is never used. [See Whoop. The primary sense is ...
61750 weeper WEEPER, n. 1. One who weeps; one who sheds tears.2. A white border on the sleeve of a mourning ...
61752 weeping-rock WEEPING-ROCK, n. [weep and rock.] A porous rock from which water gradually issues.
61753 weeping-spring WEEPING-SPRING, n. A spring that slowly discharges water.
61754 weeping-willow WEEPING-WILLOW, n. A species of willow, whose branches grow very long and slender, and hang down ...
61751 weeping WEEPING, ppr. Lamenting; shedding tears.WEEPING, n. Lamentation.
61755 weerish WEERISH, a. Insipid; weak; washy; surly. [Not in use.]
61756 weesel WEESEL, the more proper spelling of weasel.
61757 weet WEET, v.t. pret. wot. [L., Gr.] To know.
61758 weetless WEETLESS, a. Unknowing.
61759 weever WEEVER, n. A fish, called also sea-dragon. [L.] A fish of the genus Trachinus, the spines of whose ...
61760 weevil WEEVIL, n. [G.] A small insect that does great damage to wheat or other corn, by eating into the ...
61761 weft WEFT, old pret. of wave.WEFT, n. [from weave.] 1. To woof of cloth; the threads that cross the ...
61762 weftage WEFTAGE, n. Texture. [Not used.]
61763 weigh WEIGH, v.t. wa. [L., G. See Wag.]1. To examine by the balance; to ascertain the weight, that is, ...
61764 weighable WEIGHABLE, a. That may be weighed.
61765 weighed WEIGHED, pp. 1. Examined by the scales; having the weight ascertained.2. Considered.3. a. ...
61766 weigher WEIGHER, n. 1. One who weighs.2. An officer whose duty is to weigh commodities.
61768 weighing-cage WEIGHING-CAGE, n. A cage in which small living animals may be conveniently weighed.
61769 weighing-house WEIGHING-HOUSE, n. A building furnished with a dock and other conveniences fro weighing commodities ...
61770 weighing-machine WEIGHING-MACHINE, n. 1. A machine for weighing heavy bodies, and particularly wheel carriages, at ...
61767 weighing WEIGHING, ppr. Examining by scales; considering.WEIGHING, n. 1. The act of ascertaining weight.2. ...
61771 weight WEIGHT, n. Wate. [See Weigh.]1. The quantity of a body, ascertained by the balance; in a ...
61772 weightily WEIGHTILY, adv. 1. Heavily; ponderously.2. With force or impressiveness; with moral power.
61773 weightiness WEIGHTINESS, n. 1. Ponderousness; gravity; heaviness.2. Solidity; force; impressiveness; power of ...
61774 weightless WEIGHTLESS, a. Having no weight; light.
61775 weighty WEIGHTY, a. 1. Having great weight; heavy; ponderous; as a weighty body.2. Important; forcible; ...
61776 weird WEIRD, a. Skilled in witchcraft. [Not in use.]
61777 weive WEIVE, for waive. [Not in use.]
61778 welaway WELAWAY, an exclamation expressive of grief or sorrow, equivalent to alas. It is a compound of Sax. ...
61779 welcome WELCOME, a. 1. Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment and company; ...
61780 welcomed WELCOMED, pp. Received with gladness and kindness.
61781 welcomely WELCOMELY, adv. In a welcome manner.
61782 welcomeness WELCOMENESS, n. Gratefulness; agreeableness; kind reception.
61783 welcomer WELCOMER, n. One who salutes or receives kindly a new comer.
61784 welcoming WELCOMING, ppr. Saluting or receiving with kindness a new comer or guest.
61785 weld WELD, WOLD, n. A plant of the genus Reseda, used by dyers to give a yellow color, and sometimes ...
61786 welded WELDED, pp. Forged or beat into union in an intense heat.
61787 welder WELDER, n. 1. One who welds iron.2. A manager; an actual occupant. [Not in use.]
61789 welding-heat WELDING-HEAT, n. The heat necessary for welding iron bars, which is said to be 60 degrees by ...
61788 welding WELDING, ppr. Uniting in an intense heat.
61790 welfare WELFARE, n. [well and fare, a good faring; G.]1. Exemption from misfortune, sickness, calamity or ...
61791 welk WELK, v.i. [G., to wither, to fade, to decay; primarily to shrink or contract, as things in drying, ...
61792 welked WELKED, pp. or a. Contracted into wrinkles or ridges.--Horns welkd and wavd like the enridged sea.
61793 welkin WELKIN, n. [G., a cloud.] The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven. [This is obsolete, ...
61794 welking WELKING, ppr. Fading; declining; contracting.
61796 well-beloved WELL-BELOVED, a. Greatly beloved. Mark 12.
61797 well-born WELL-BORN, a. [well and born.] Born of a noble or respectable family; not of mean birth.
61798 well-bred WELL-BRED, a. [well and bred.] Educated to polished manners; polite.
61799 well-done WELL-DONE, exclam. [well and done.] A word of praise; bravely; nobly; in a right manner.
61800 well-drain WELL-DRAIN, n. [well and drain.] A drain or vent for water, somewhat like a well or pit, serving to ...
61801 well-favored WELL-FAVORED, a. Handsome; well formed; beautiful; pleasing to the eye. Genesis 29.
61802 well-grounded WELL-GROUNDED, a. [well and ground.] Well founded; having a solid foundation.
61803 well-head WELL-HEAD, n. [well and head.] A source, spring or fountain.
61804 well-hole WELL-HOLE, WELL, n. In architecture, the hole or space left in a floor for the stairs.
61805 well-intentioned WELL-INTENTIONED, a. Having upright intentions or purpose.
61806 well-mannered WELL-MANNERED, a. [well and manner.] Polite; well-bred; complaisant.
61807 well-meaner WELL-MEANER, n. [well and mean.] One whose intention is good.
61808 well-meaning WELL-MEANING, a. Having a good intention.
61809 well-met WELL-MET, exclam. A term of salutation denoting joy at meeting.
61810 well-minded WELL-MINDED, a. [well and mind.] Well disposed; having a good mind.
61811 well-moralized WELL-MORALIZED, a. Regulated by good morals.
61812 well-natured WELL-NATURED, a. [well and natured.] Good natured; kind.
61813 well-nigh WELL-NIGH, adv. [well and nigh.] Almost; nearly.
61814 well-room WELL-ROOM, n. [well and room.] In a boat, a place in the bottom where the water is collected, and ...
61815 well-spent WELL-SPENT, a. [well and spent.] Spent or passed in virtue; as a well-spent life; well-spent days.
61816 well-spoken WELL-SPOKEN, a. [well and speak.]1. Speaking well; speaking with fitness or grace; or speaking ...
61817 well-spring WELL-SPRING, n. [well and spring.] A source of continual supply. Proverbs 16.
61818 well-water WELL-WATER, n. [well and water.] The water that flows into a well from subterraneous springs; water ...
61819 well-willer WELL-WILLER, n. [well and will.] One who means kindly.
61820 well-wish WELL-WISH, n. [well and wish.] A wish of happiness.
61821 well-wisher WELL-WISHER, n. [supra.] One who wishes the good of another.
61795 well WELL, n. [G., a spring; to spring, to issue forth, to gush, to well, to swell. G., a wave. On this ...
61822 welladay WELLADAY, alas, Johnson supposes to be a corruption of welaway, which see.
61823 wellbeing WELLBEING, n. [well and being.] Welfare; happiness; prosperity; as, virtue is essential to the well ...
61824 wellfare WELLFARE, is now written welfare.
61825 welsh WELSH, a. [G., foreign, strange, Celtic.] Pertaining to the Welsh nation.WELSH, n. 1. The language ...
61826 welt WELT, n. [See Wall.] A border; a kind of hem or edging, as on a garment or piece of cloth, or on a ...
61827 welter WELTER, v.t. [G., L.] To roll, as the body of an animal; but usually, to roll or wallow in some ...
61828 weltering WELTERING, ppr. Rolling; wallowing; as in mire, blood, or other filthy matter.
61829 wem WEM, n. A spot; a scar.WEM, v.t To corrupt.
61830 wen WEN, n. An encysted swelling or tumor; also, a fleshy excrescence growing on animals, sometimes to ...
61831 wench WENCH, n. 1. A young woman. [Little used.]2. A young woman of ill fame. 3. In America, a black or ...
61832 wencher WENCHER, n. A lewd man.
61833 wenching WENCHING, ppr. Frequenting women of ill fame.
61834 wend WEND, v.i. 1. To go; to pass to or from. [Obsolete, except in poetry; but its preterit, went, is in ...
61835 wennel WENNEL, n. A weanel. [See Weanel.]
61836 wennish WENNISH, WENNY, a. [from wen.] Having the nature of a wen.
61837 wenny WENNISH, WENNY, a. [from wen.] Having the nature of a wen.
61838 went WENT, pret. of the obsolete verb wend. We now arrange went in grammar as the preterit of go, but in ...
61839 wept WEPT, pret. and pp. of weep.When he had come near, he beheld the city and wept over it. Luke 19.
61840 were WERE, pron. er, which when prolonged, becomes ware. This is used as the imperfect tense plural of ...
61841 weregild WEREGILD, n. Formerly, the price of a mans head; a compensation paid for a man killed, partly to ...
61842 wernerian WERNERIAN, a. Pertaining to Werner, the German mineralogist, who arranged minerals in classes, &c. ...
61843 wernerite WERNERITE, n. A mineral, regarded by Werener as a subspecies of scapolite; called foliated ...
61844 wert WERT, the second person singular of the subjunctive imperfect tense of be. [See Were.]Werth, worth, ...
61845 wesand WEASAND, WESAND, n. s as z. The windpipe or trachea; the canal through which air passes to and from ...
61846 wesil WESIL, for weasand. [Not in use.]
61847 west WEST, n. [L., a decline or fall, departure. In elements, it coincides with waste.]1. In strictness, ...
61848 westering WESTERING, a. Passing to the west. [I believe not now used.]
61849 westerly WESTERLY, a. 1. Being towards the west; situated in the western region; as the westerly parts of ...
61850 western WESTERN, a. 1. Being in the west, or int he region nearly in the direction of west; being in that ...
61851 westing WESTING, n. Space or distance westward; or departure; as the westing and southing of a ship.
61852 westward WESTWARD, adv. [L.] Towards the west; as, to ride or sail westward.
61853 westwardly WESTWARDLY, adv. In a direction towards the west; as, to pass westwardly.
61854 wet WET, a. [Gr., L.]1. Containing water, as wet land, or a wet cloth; or having water or other liquid ...
61855 wether WETHER, n. A ram castrated.
61856 wetness WETNESS, n. 1. The state of being wet, either by being soaked or filled with liquor, or by having a ...
61857 wettish WETTISH, a. Somewhat wet; moist; humid.
61858 wex WEX, v.t. or I. To grow; to wax. [Not to be used.] [See Wax.]
61859 wezand WEZAND, for weasand. [See the latter.] [Note--In words beginning with wh, the letter h, or ...
61860 whack WHACK, v.t. To strike. This is probably the primary word on which is formed thwack. [See Twit.] ...
61862 whale-fishery WHALE-FISHERY, n. The fishery or occupation of taking whales.
61861 whale WHALE, n. [G., to stir, agitate or rove.] The general name of an order of animals inhabiting the ...
61863 whalebone WHALEBONE, n. [whale and bone.] A firm elastic substance taken from the upper jaw of the whale, ...
61864 whaly WHALY, a. Marked with streaks; properly wealy.
61865 whame WHAME, n. A species of fly, tabanus, the burrel fly, that annoys horses.
61866 whang WHANG, n. A lether thong. [Not in use.]WHANG, v.t. To beat. [Not in use or local.]
61867 whap WHAP, n. A blow. [Vulgar.] [See Awhap.]
61868 whapper WHAPPER, n. Something uncommonly large of the kind. So thumper is connected with thump, to strike ...
61869 wharf WHARF, n. A perpendicular bank or mound or timber or stone and earth, raised on the shore of a ...
61870 wharfage WHARFAGE, n. The fee or duty paid for the privilege of using a wharf for loading or unloading ...
61871 wharfing WHARFING, n. Wharfs in general.
61872 wharfinger WHARFINGER, n. A man who has the care of a wharf, or the proprietor of a wharf.
61873 what WHAT, pronoun relative or substitute. [G., L. See Wight.]1. That which. Say what you will, is the ...
61874 whatever WHATEVER, pron. [what and ever.] 1. Being this or that; being of one nature or another; being one ...
61875 whatsoever WHATSOEVER, a compound of what, so, and ever, has the sense of whatever, and is less used than the ...
61876 wheal WHEAL, n. A pustule. [See Weal.]
61878 wheat-bird WHEAT-BIRD, n. A bird that feeds on wheat.
61879 wheat-ear WHEAT-EAR, n. The English name of the Motacilla aenanthe; called also white-tail and fallow-finch.
61880 wheat-plum WHEAT-PLUM, n. A sort of plum.
61877 wheat WHEAT, n. [G.] A plant of the genus Triticum, and the seed of the plant, which furnishes a white ...
61881 wheaten WHEATEN, a. Hweetn. Made of wheat; as wheaten bread.
61882 wheedle WHEEDLE, v.t. [Gr.] To flatter; to entice by soft words.To learn th unlucky art of wheeling ...
61883 wheedled WHEEDLED, pp. Flattered; enticed; coaxed.
61884 wheedling WHEEDLING, ppr. Flattering; enticing by soft words.WHEEDLING, n. The act of flattering or enticing.
61886 wheel-animal WHEEL-ANIMAL, n. A genus of animalcules, with arms for taking their prey, resembling wheels.
61887 wheel-barrow WHEEL-BARROW, n. [wheel and barrow.] A barrow moved on a single wheel.
61888 wheel-boat WHEEL-BOAT, n. [wheel and boat.] A boat with wheels, to be used either on water or upon inclined ...
61889 wheel-carriage WHEEL-CARRIAGE, n. [wheel and carriage.] A carriage moved on wheels.
61890 wheel-fire WHEEL-FIRE, n. [wheel and fire.] In chemistry, a fire which encompasses the crucible without ...
61891 wheel-shaped WHEEL-SHAPED, a. [wheel and shape.] In botany, rotate; monopetalous, expanding into a flat border ...
61892 wheel-wright WHEEL-WRIGHT, n. [wheel and wright.] A man whose occupation is to make wheels and wheel-carriages, ...
61885 wheel WHEEL, n. 1. A circular frame of wood, iron or other metal, consisting of a nave or hub, into which ...
61893 wheeled WHEELED, pp. Conveyed on wheels; turned; rolled round.
61894 wheeler WHEELER, n. A maker of wheels.
61895 wheeling WHEELING, ppr. Conveying on wheels or in a wheel-carriage; turning.WHEELING, n. 1. The act of ...
61896 wheely WHEELY, a. Circular; suitable to rotation.
61897 wheeze WHEEZE, v.i. [L.] To breathe hard and with an audible sound, as persons affected with asthma.
61898 wheezing WHEEZING, ppr. Breathing with difficulty and noise.
61899 whelk WHELK, n. 1. A wrinkle; inequality on the surface; protuberance; a pustule. [See Welk and Weal.]2. ...
61900 whelky WHELKY, a. Protuberant; embossed; rounded.
61901 whelm WHELM, v.t. 1. To cover with water or other fluid; to cover by immersion in something that envelops ...
61902 whelmed WHELMED, pp. Covered, as by being plunged or immersed.
61903 whelming WHELMING, ppr. Covering, as by immersion.
61904 whelp WHELP, n. [L.]1. The young of the canine species, and of several other beasts of prey; a puppy; a ...
61905 when WHEN, adv. [G., L.]1. At the time. We were present when General LaFayette embarked at Havre for New ...
61906 whence WHENCE, adv. 1. From what place.Whence and what art thou?2. From what source. Whence shall we ...
61907 whencesoever WHENCESOEVER, adv. [whence, so, and ever.] From what place soever; from what cause or source ...
61908 whencever WHENCEVER. [See Whensoever.]
61909 whenever WHENEVER, adv. [when and ever.] At whatever time. Whenever you come, you will be kindly received.
61910 whensoever WHENSOEVER, adv. [when, so, and ever.] At what time soever; at whatever time.
61911 where WHERE, adv. 1. At which place or places.She visited the place where first she was so happy--In all ...
61912 whereabout WHEREABOUT, adv. [where and about.] 1. Near what place. Whereabout did you meet your friend?2. Near ...
61913 whereas WHEREAS, adv. s as z. [where and as.]1. When in fact or truth, implying opposition to something ...
61914 whereat WHEREAT, adv. [where and at.]1. At which.Whereat he was no less angry and ashamed, than desirous to ...
61915 whereby WHEREBY, adv. [where and by.] 1. By which. You take my life, when you do take the means whereby I ...
61916 whereever WHEREEVER, adv. [where and ever.] At whatever place.He cannot but love virtue, wherever it is.
61917 wherefore WHEREFORE, adv. [where and for.]1. For which reason.Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. ...
61918 wherein WHEREIN, adv. [where and in.] 1. In which; in which thing, time, respect, book, &c. This is the ...
61919 whereinto WHEREINTO, adv. [where and into.] Into which.
61920 whereness WHERENESS, n. Ubiety; imperfect locality.A point hath no dimensions, but only a whereness, and is ...
61921 whereof WHEREOF, adv. [where and of.] 1. Of which. We are not guilty of the crime whereof we are accused.2. ...
61922 whereon WHEREON, adv. [where and on.]1. On which; as the ground whereon we tread.2. On what. Whereon do we ...
61923 whereso WHERESO, adv. [See Wheresoever.]
61924 wheresoever WHERESOEVER, adv. [where, so, and ever.] In what place soever; in whatever place, or in any place ...
61925 wherethrough WHERETHROUGH, through which, is not in use.
61926 whereto WHERETO, adv. [where and to.] 1. To which.Whereto we have already attained-- Philippians 3.2. To ...
61927 whereunto WHEREUNTO, adv. [where and unto.] The same as whereto. [Little used.]
61928 whereupon WHEREUPON, adv. Upon which.The townsmen mutinied and sent to Essex, whereupon he came thither.
61929 wherewith WHEREWITH, adv. [where an with.] 1. With which.The love wherewith thou hast loved me. John 17.2. ...
61930 wherewithal WHEREWITHAL, adv. [See Withal.] [where, with, and all.] The same as wherewith.
61931 wherret WHERRET, v.t. [G.] To hurry; to trouble; to tease; to give a box on the ear. [Low and not used in ...
61932 wherry WHERRY, n. [a different orthography of ferry, formed with a strong breathing; like whistle, from ...
61934 whet-slate WHETSTONE-SLATE, WHET-SLATE, n. Novaculite or coticular shist, a variety of slate used for ...
61933 whet WHET, v.t. pret. and pp. whetted or whet. [G.]1. To rub for the purpose of sharpening, as an edge ...
61935 whether WHETHER, pronoun or substitute. [L. The sense seems to be what, or which of two, referring either ...
61937 whetstone-slate WHETSTONE-SLATE, WHET-SLATE, n. Novaculite or coticular shist, a variety of slate used for ...
61936 whetstone WHETSTONE, n. [whet and stone.] A stone used for sharpening edged instruments by friction.
61938 whetted WHETTED, pp. Rubbed for sharpening; sharpened; provoked; stimulated.
61939 whetter WHETTER, n. He or that which whets or sharpens.
61940 whetting WHETTING, ppr. Rubbing for the purpose of making sharp; sharpening; provoking; inciting; ...
61941 whewer WHEWER, n. Another name of the widgeon. [Local.]
61943 whey-tub WHEY-TUB, n. A tub in which whey stands for yielding cream, &c.
61942 whey WHEY, n. The serum or watery part of milk, separated from the more thick or coagulable part, ...
61944 wheyey WHEYEY, a. Partaking of whey; resembling whey.
61945 wheyish WHEYISH, a. Having the qualities of whey.
61946 which WHICH, pron. relative or substitute. [I have not found this word in any other language. I think it ...
61947 whichever WHICHEVER, WHICHSOEVER, pron. Whether one or the other. Whichever road you take, it will conduct ...
61948 whichsoever WHICHEVER, WHICHSOEVER, pron. Whether one or the other. Whichever road you take, it will conduct ...
61949 whiff WHIFF, n. 1. A sudden expulsion of air from the mouth; a puff; as the whiff of a smoker.And seasons ...
61950 whiffle WHIFFLE, v.i. [G., to doubt, to rove or wander, which seems to be allied to sweep.] To start, shift ...
61951 whiffler WHIFFLER, n. 1. One who whiffles or frequently changes his opinion or course; one who uses sifts ...
61952 whiffling WHIFFLING, ppr. Shifting and turning; prevaricating; shuffling.WHIFFLING, n. Prevarication.
61953 whig WHIG, n. [See Whey.] Acidulated whey, sometimes mixed with butter milk and sweet herbs; used as a ...
61954 whiggarchy WHIGGARCHY, n. Government by whigs. [Cant.]
61955 whiggish WHIGGISH, a. Pertaining to whigs; partaking of the principles of whigs.
61956 whiggism WHIGGISM, n. The principles of a whig.
61957 while WHILE, n. [G. See the Verb.] Time; space of time, or continued duration. He was some while in this ...
61958 whilere WHILERE, adv. [while and ere.] A little while ago.
61959 whiling WHILING, ppr. Loitering; passing time agreeably, without impatience or tediousness.
61960 whilk WHILK, n. A shell. [See Whelk.]
61961 whilom WHILOM, adv. Formerly; once; of old.
61962 whilst WHILST, adv. The same as while, which see. Whiles is not used.
61963 whim WHIM, n. 1. Properly, a sudden turn or start of the mind; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion. We ...
61964 whimbrel WHINBREL, WHIMBREL, n. A bird resembling the curlew.
61965 whimper WHIMPER, v.i. [G.] To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; as, a child whimpers.
61966 whimpering WHIMPERING, ppr. Crying with a low broken voice.WHIMPERING, n. [supra.] A low muttering cry.
61967 whimpled WHIMPLED, a word used by Shakespeare, is perhaps a mistake for whimpered. There is no such word in ...
61968 whimsey WHIMSEY, n. s as z. [from whim.] A whim; a freak; a capricious notion; as the whimseys of ...
61969 whimsical WHIMSICAL, a. Full of whims; freakish; having odd fancies; capricious.My neighbors call me ...
61970 whimsically WHIMSICALLY, adv. [supra.] In a whimsical manner; freakishly.
61971 whimsicalness WHIMSICALNESS, n. [supra.] Freakishness; whimsical disposition; odd temper.
61973 whin-ax WHIN-AX, n. [whin and ax.] An instrument used for extirpating whin from land.
61974 whin-chat WHIN-CHAT, n. A bird, a species of warbler, the Motacilla rubetra, Linn.
61975 whin-stone WHIN-STONE, n. [whin and stone.] Whin-stone or whin is a provincial name given to basaltic rocks, ...
61976 whin-yard WHIN-YARD, n. A sword; in contempt.
61972 whin WHIN, n. [L.] Gorse; furze; a plant of the genus Ulex.
61977 whinbrel WHINBREL, WHIMBREL, n. A bird resembling the curlew.
61978 whine WHINE, v.t. [L.] TO express murmurs by a plaintive cry; to moan with a puerile noise; to murmur ...
61979 whiner WHINER, n. One who whines.
61980 whining WHINING, ppr. Expressing murmurs by a mean plaintive tone or cant.
61981 whinny WHINNY, v.i. [L.; from the root of whine.] To utter the sound of a horse; to neigh.
61982 whinoc WHINOC, n. [G., small.] The small pig of a litter.
61984 whip-cord WHIP-CORD, n. [whip and cord.] Cord of which lashes are made.
61985 whip-graft WHIP-GRAFT, v.t. [whip and graft.] To graft by cutting the cion and stock in a sloping direction, ...
61986 whip-grafting WHIP-GRAFTING, n. The at or practice of grafting by cutting the cion and stock with a slope, to fit ...
61987 whip-hand WHIP-HAND, n. [whip and hand.] Advantage over; as, he has the whip-hand of her.
61988 whip-lash WHIP-LASH, n. [whip and lash.] The lash of a whip.
61989 whip-saw WHIP-SAW, n. [whip and saw.] A saw to be used by two persons.
61990 whip-staff WHIP-STAFF, n. [whip and staff.] In ships, a bar by which the rudder is turned. In small vessels ...
61991 whip-stitch WHIP-STITCH, v.t. [whip and stitch.] In agriculture, to half-plow or to rafter land. This word, I ...
61992 whip-stock WHIP-STOCK, n. [whip and stock.] The rod or staff to which the lash of a whip is fastened.
61983 whip WHIP, v.t. [L., a sweeping throw or thrust.]1. To strike with a lash or sweeping cord; as, to whip ...
61993 whipped WHIPPED, pp. Struck with a whip; punished; enwrapped; sewed slightly.
61994 whipper WHIPPER, n. One who whips; particularly, an officer who inflicts the penalty of legal whipping.
61996 whipping-post WHIPPING-POST, n. [whipping and post.] A post to which offenders are tied when whipped.
61995 whipping WHIPPING, ppr. Striking with a whip; punishing with a whip; enwrapping.WHIPPING, n. The act of ...
61997 whipple-tree WHIPPLE-TREE, n. [whip and tree; but qu. Is it no whiffle-tree?] The bar to which the traces or ...
61998 whippowil WHIPPOWIL, n. The popular name of an American bird, so called from its note, or the sounds of its ...
61999 whipster WHIPSTER, n. A nimble fellow.
62000 whipt WHIPT, pp. of whip; sometimes used for whipped.
62001 whir WHIR, v.i. hwur. To whirl round with noise; to fly with noise.WHIR, v.t. To hurry.
62003 whirl-bat WHIRL-BAT, n. [whirl and bat.] Any thing moved with a whirl as preparatory for a blow, or to ...
62004 whirl-blast WHIRL-BLAST, n. [whirl and blast.] A whirling blast of wind.
62005 whirl-bone WHIRL-BONE, n. [whirl and bone.] The patella; the cap of the knee; the knee-pan.
62006 whirl-pit WHIRL-PIT, n. A whirlpool. [Not used.]
62002 whirl WHIRL, v.t. hwurl. [G., to whirl, to warble. L.] TO turn round rapidly; to turn with velocity. He ...
62007 whirled WHIRLED, pp. 1. Turned round with velocity.2. In botany, growing in whirls; bearing whirls; ...
62008 whirligig WHIRLIGIG, n. [whirl and gig.]1. A toy which children spin or whirl round.2. In military ...
62010 whirling-table WHIRLING-TABLE, n. A machine contrived to exhibit and demonstrate the principal laws of gravitation ...
62009 whirling WHIRLING, ppr. Turning or moving round with velocity.
62011 whirlpool WHIRLPOOL, n. [whirl and pool.] An eddy of water; a vortex or gulf where the water moves round in a ...
62012 whirlwind WHIRLWIND, n. [whirl and wind.] A violent wind moving in a circle, or rather in a spiral form, as ...
62013 whirraw WHIRRAW. [See Horra.]
62014 whirring WHIRRING, n. The sound of a partridges or pheasants wings. [Note.--Whir is used by the common ...
62015 whisk WHISK, n. 1. A small bunch of grass, straw, hair or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or ...
62016 whisker WHISKER, n. [from whisk.[ Long hair growing on the human cheek.
62017 whiskered WHISKERED, a. Formed into whiskers; furnished with whiskers.
62018 whisket WHISKET, n. A basket. [Local.]
62019 whisking WHISKING, ppr. Brushing; sweeping along; moving with velocity along the surface.
62020 whisky WHISKY, n. A spirit distilled from grain. In the north of England, the name is given to the spirit ...
62021 whisper WHISPER, v.i. [L. The word seems by its sound to be an onomatopy, as it expresses a sibilant sound ...
62022 whispered WHISPERED, pp. Uttered in a low voice; uttered with suspicion or caution.
62023 whisperer WHISPERER, n. 1. One who whispers.2. A tattler; one who tells secrets; a conveyer of intelligence ...
62024 whispering WHISPERING, ppr. Speaking in a low voice; telling secretly; backbiting.
62025 whisperingly WHISPERINGLY, adv. In a low voice.
62026 whist WHIST, a. Silent; mute; still; not speaking; not making a noise.The winds with wonder whist, ...
62028 whistle-fish WHISTLE-FISH, n. A local name of a species of Gadus, with only tow fins on the back; the Mustela ...
62027 whistle WHISTLE, v.i. hwisl. [L., a whistle; allied to whisper.]1. To utter a kind of musical sound, by ...
62029 whistled WHISTLED, pp. Sounded with a pipe; uttered in a whistle.
62030 whistler WHISTLER, n. One who whistles.
62031 whistling WHISTLING, ppr. Uttering a musical sound through a small orifice of the lips; sounding with a pipe; ...
62032 whistly WHISTLY, adv. Silently.
62033 whit WHIT, n. [L.] A point; a jot; the smallest part or particle imaginable. It is used without a ...
62035 white-bait WHITE-BAIT, n. [white and bait.] A very small delicate fish, of the genus Clupea.
62036 white-beam WHITE-BEAM, n. The white-leaf tree, a species of Crataegus.
62037 white-bear WHITE-BEAR, n. [white and bear.] The bear that inhabits the polar regions.
62038 white-blaze WHITE-FACE, WHITE-BLAZE, n. A white mark in the forehead of a horse, descending almost to the nose.
62039 white-brant WHITE-BRANT, n. [white and brant.] A species of the duck kind, the Anas hyperborea.
62040 white-bug WHITE-BUG , n. [white and bug.] An insect of the bug kind, which injures vines and some other ...
62041 white-campion WHITE-CAMPION, n. [white and campion.] A pernicious perennial weed, growing in corn land, pastures ...
62042 white-caterpillar WHITE-CATERPILLAR, n. An insect of a small size, called sometimes the borer, that injures the ...
62043 white-centaury WHITE-CENTAURY, n. AN annual weed in woods and other places. It is said to form the basis of the ...
62044 white-clover WHITE-CLOVER, n. A small species of perennial clover, bearing white flowers. It furnishes excellent ...
62045 white-crop WHITE-CROP, n. White crops, in agriculture, are such as lose their green color or become white in ...
62046 white-darnel WHITE-DARNEL, n. A prolific and troublesome weed, growing among corm.
62047 white-ear WHITE-EAR, WHITE-TAIL, n. A bird, the fallow finch.
62048 white-face WHITE-FACE, WHITE-BLAZE, n. A white mark in the forehead of a horse, descending almost to the nose.
62049 white-film WHITE-FILM, n. A white film growing over the eyes of sheep and causing blindness.
62050 white-foot WHITE-FOOT, n. A white mark on the foot of a horse, between the fetlock and the coffin.
62051 white-honeysuckle WHITE-HONEYSUCKLE, n. A name sometimes given to the white clover.
62052 white-horse-fish WHITE-HORSE-FISH, n. In ichthyology, the Raia aspera nostras of Willoughby, and the Raia fullonica ...
62053 white-land WHITE-LAND, n. A name which the English give to a tough clayey soil, of a whitish hue when dry, but ...
62054 white-lead WHITE-LEAD, n. A carbonate of lead, much used in painting. It is prepared by exposing sheets of ...
62055 white-limed WHITE-LIMED, a. Whitewashed, or plastered with lime.
62056 white-line WHITE-LINE, n. Among printers, a void space, broader than usual, left between lines.
62057 white-livered WHITE-LIVERED, a. [white and liver.]1. Having a pale look; feeble; cowardly.2. Envious; malicious.
62058 white-manganese WHITE-MANGANESE, n. An ore of manganese; carbonated oxydized manganese.
62059 white-meat WHITE-MEAT, n. [white and meat.] Meats made of milk, butter, cheese, eggs and the like.
62060 white-poplar WHITE-POPLAR, n. A tree of the poplar kind, sometimes called the abele tree.
62061 white-poppy WHITE-POPPY, n. A species of poppy, sometimes cultivated fro the opium which is obtained from its ...
62062 white-pot WHITE-POT, n. [white and pot.] A kind of food made of milk, cream, eggs, sugar, &c. baked in a pot.
62063 white-precipitate WHITE-PRECIPITATE, n. Carbonate of mercury.
62064 white-pyrite WHITE-PYRITE, WHITE-PYRITES, n. [white and pyrite.] An ore of a tin-white color, passing into a ...
62065 white-pyrites WHITE-PYRITE, WHITE-PYRITES, n. [white and pyrite.] An ore of a tin-white color, passing into a ...
62066 white-rent WHITE-RENT, n. [white and rent.] In Devon and Cornwall, a rent or duty of eight pence, payable ...
62067 white-salt WHITE-SALT, n. Salt dried and calcined; decrepitated salt.
62068 white-swelling WHITE-SWELLING, n. [white and swelling.] A swelling or chronic enlargement of the joints, ...
62069 white-tail WHITE-TAIL, n. A bird, the wheat-ear, a species of Motacilla.
62070 white-thorn WHITE-THORN, n. A species of thorn, called also haw-thorn, of the genus Crataegus.
62071 white-throat WHITE-THROAT, n. A small bird that frequents gardens and hedges, the Motacila sylvia.
62072 white-vitriol WHITE-VITRIOL, n. In mineralogy, sulphate of zink, a natural salt.
62073 white-washer WHITE-WASHER, n. One who whitewashes the walls or plastering of apartments.
62074 white-water WHITE-WATER, n. A disease of sheep, of the dangerous stomachic kind.
62075 white-wax WHITE-WAX, n. Bleached wax.
62076 white-wine WHITE-WINE, n. Any wine of a clear transparent color, bordering on white, as Madeira, Sherry, ...
62034 white WHITE, a. [G.]1. Being in the color of pure snow; snowy; not dark; as white paper; a white skin.2. ...
62077 whited WHITED, pp. Made white; whitened.
62078 whitely WHITELY, adv. Coming near to white. [Not used.]
62079 whiten WHITEN, v.t. hwitn. To make white; to bleach; to blanch; as, to whiten cloth.WHITEN, v.i. To grow ...
62080 whitened WHITENED, pp. Made white; bleached.
62081 whitener WHITENER, n. One who bleaches or makes white.
62082 whiteness WHITENESS, n. 1. The state of being white; white color, or freedom from any darkness or obscurity ...
62083 whites WHITES, n. The fluor albus, a disease of females.
62084 whitester WHITESTER, n. A bleacher. [Local.]
62085 whitestone WHITESTONE, n. IN geology, the weiss stein of Werner, and the eurite of some geologists; a species ...
62086 whitewash WHITEWASH, n. [white and wash.] 1. A wash or liquid composition for whitening something; a wash for ...
62087 whitewashed WHITEWASHED, pp. Covered or overspread with a white liquid composition.
62088 whitewashing WHITEWASHING, ppr. Overspreading or washing with a white liquid composition.
62089 whitewood WHITEWOOD, n. A species of timber tree growing in North America, the Liriodendron, or tulip tree. ...
62090 whither WHITHER, adv. 1. To what place, interrogatively. Whither goest thou?Whither away so fast?2. To what ...
62091 whithersoever WHITHERSOEVER, adv. [whither and soever.] To whatever place. I will go whithersoever you lead.
62092 whiting WHITING, n. [from white.]1. A small sea fish, the Asellus mollis or albus, a species of Gadus.2. ...
62093 whitish WHITISH, a. [from white.] Somewhat white; white in a moderate degree.
62094 whitishness WHITISHNESS, n. [supra.] The quality of being somewhat white.
62095 whitleather WHITLEATHER, WHITLETHER, n. [white and leather.] Lether dressed with alum, remarkable for its ...
62096 whitlether WHITLEATHER, WHITLETHER, n. [white and leather.] Lether dressed with alum, remarkable for its ...
62098 whitlow-grass WHITLOW-GRASS, n. 1. Mountain knotgrass, a species of Illecebrium.
62097 whitlow WHITLOW, n. 1. In surgery, paronychia, a swelling or inflammation about the nails or ends of the ...
62099 whitsour WHITSOUR, n. A sort of apple.
62100 whitster WHITSTER, n. A whitener; a bleacher.
62101 whitsul WHITSUL, n. A provincial name of milk, sour milk, cheese curds and butter.
62102 whitsuntide WHITSUNTIDE, n. [white, Sunday, and tide.] The feast or season of Pentecost; so called it is said, ...
62103 whitten-tree WHITTEN-TREE, n. A sort of tree.
62104 whittle WHITTLE, n. 1. A small pocket knife. [In this sense, I believe the word is not used in America.]2. ...
62105 whity-brown WHITY-BROWN, a. Of a color between white and brown. [Local in England.]
62106 whiz WHIZ, v.t. [It seems to be allied to hiss.] To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ...
62107 whizzing WHIZZING, ppr. Making a humming or hissing sound.
62108 who WHO, pron. relative. pron. hoo. [L. Who is undoubtedly a contracted word in English as in Latin. ...
62109 whoever WHOEVER, pron. [who and ever.] Any on without exception; any person whatever. The person who ...
62110 whole WHOLE, a. Hole. [G., Gr. This seems to be connected with heal, hale. Of this the derivative ...
62111 wholesale WHOLESALE, n. [whole and sale.]1. Sale of goods by the piece or large quantity; as distinguished ...
62112 wholesome WHOLESOME, a. [G.]1. Tending to promote health; favoring health; salubrious; as wholesome air or ...
62113 wholesomely WHOLESOMELY, adv. In a wholesome or salutary manner; salubriously.
62114 wholesomeness WHOLESOMENESS, n. 1. The quality of contributing to health; salubrith; as the wholesomeness of air ...
62115 wholly WHOLLY, adv. 1. Entirely; completely; perfectly.Nor wholly overcome, nor wholly yield.2. Totally; ...
62116 whom WHOM, pron. hoom. The objective of who, coinciding with the L. quem and quam.
62117 whomsoever WHOMSOEVER, pron. [whom and soever.] Any person without exception.With whomsoever thou findest thy ...
62118 whoobub WHOOBUB, for hubbub. [Not in use.]
62119 whoop WHOOP, n. Hoop. [ This is the same as hoop, but aspirated. The sense is to drive out the voice.]1. ...
62120 whoot WHOOT, v.i. hoot. [See Hoot.]
62121 whop WHOP, n. [the vulgar pronunciation of whap, or awhap.] A sudden fall, or the suddenness of striking ...
62122 whore WHORE, n. Hore. [G. The correct orthography is hore.] A harlot; a courtesan; a concubine; a ...
62123 whoredom WHOREDOM, n. Horedom.1. Lewdness; fornication; practice of unlawful commerce with the other sex. It ...
62124 whoremaster WHOREMASTER, n. [supra.] One who practices lewdness.
62125 whoremonger WHOREMONGER, n. The same as whoremaster.
62126 whoreson WHORESON, n. A bastard; a word used generally in contempt.
62127 whorish WHORISH, a. Lewd; unchaste; addicted to unlawful sexual pleasures; incontinent.
62128 whorishly WHORISHLY, adv. In a lewd manner.
62129 whorishness WHORISHNESS, n. The practice of lewdness; the character of a lewd woman.
62130 whorl WHORL, WHORLE. [See Whirl.]
62131 whorle WHORL, WHORLE. [See Whirl.]
62132 whort WHORT, n. The fruit of the whortleberry; or the shrub.
62133 whortleberry WHORTLEBERRY, n. A plant or shrub and its fruit, of the genus Vaccinium.
62134 whose WHOSE, hooz. The possessive or genitive case of who or which; applied to persons or things. We say, ...
62135 whosesoever WHOSESOEVER, pron. [whose and soever.] Of any person whatever. John 20.
62136 whoso WHOSO, pron. Hooso. Any person whatever.
62137 whosoever WHOSOEVER, pron. [who, so, and ever.] Any one; any person whatever.Whosoever will, let him take of ...
62138 whur WHUR, v.i. To pronounce the letter r with too much force.WHUR, n. The sound of a body moving ...
62139 whurt WHURT, n. A whortleberry or bilberry. [See Whort.]
62140 why WHY, adv. [L., for what. The original phrase is for what, for why.]1. For what cause or reason, ...
62141 wi WI, from the Gothic weiha, signifies holy. It is found in some names, as in Wibert, holy-bright, or ...
62142 wic WIC, WICK, a termination, denotes jurisdiction, as in bailiwick. Its primary sense is a village or ...
62143 wick WICK, n. A number of threads of cotton or some similar substance, loosely twisted into a string, ...
62144 wicked WICKED, a. [The primary sense is to wind and turn, or to depart, to fall away.]1. Evil in principle ...
62145 wickedly WICKEDLY, adv. IN a manner or with motives and designs contrary to the divine law; viciously; ...
62146 wickedness WICKEDNESS, n. Departure from the rules of the divine law; evil disposition or practices; ...
62148 wicken-tree WICKEN, WICKEN-TREE, n. The Sorbus aucuparia, mountain ash, or roan-tree.
62147 wicken WICKEN, WICKEN-TREE, n. The Sorbus aucuparia, mountain ash, or roan-tree.
62149 wicker WICKER, a. [L., to grow. The word signifies a shoot.] Made of twigs or oziers; as a wicker basket; ...
62150 wicket WICKET, n. A small gate. The wicket, often opend, knew the key.
62151 wickliffite WICKLIFFITE, n. A follower of Wickliffe, the English reformer.
62152 wide WIDE, a. 1. Broad; having a great or considerable distance or extent between the sides; opposed to ...
62153 widely WIDELY, adv. 1. With great extent each way. The gospel was widely disseminated by the apostles.2. ...
62154 widen WIDEN, v.t. To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach. ...
62155 widened WIDENED, pp. Made wide or wider; extended in breadth.
62156 wideness WIDENESS, n. 1. Breadth; width; great extent between the sides; as the wideness of a room.2. Large ...
62157 widening WIDENING, ppr. Extending the distance between the sides; enlarging in all directions.
62158 widgeon WIDGEON, n. A fowl of the duck kind, or genus Anas, having a black bill, the head and upper part of ...
62160 widow-bench WIDOW-BENCH, n. [widow and bench.] In Sussex, that share which a widow is allowed of her husbands ...
62161 widow-hunter WIDOW-HUNTER, n. [widow and hunter.] One who seeks or courts widows for a jointure or fortune.
62162 widow-maker WIDOW-MAKER, n. [widow and maker.] One who make widows by destroying lives.
62163 widow-wail WIDOW-WAIL, n. In botany, a plant of the genus Cneorum.
62159 widow WIDOW, n. [L. See Wide.] A woman who has lost her husband by death. Luke 2.Widows chamber, in ...
62164 widowed WIDOWED, pp. 1. Bereaved of a husband by death.2. Deprived of some good; stripped.Trees of their ...
62165 widower WIDOWER, n. A man who has lost his wife by death.
62166 widowhood WIDOWHOOD, n. 1. The state of being a widow.2. Estate settled on a widow. [Not in use.]
62167 widowing WIDOWING, ppr. Bereaving of a husband; depriving; stripping.
62168 width WIDTH, n. [from wide.] Breadth; wideness; the extent of a thing from side to side; as the width of ...
62169 wield WIELD, v.t. [L. The primary sense of power and strength is to stretch or strain.]1. To use with ...
62170 wielded WIELDED, pp. Used with command; managed.
62171 wielding WIELDING, ppr. Using with power; managing.
62172 wieldless WIELDLESS, a. Unmanageable.
62173 wieldy WIELDY, a. That may be wielded; manageable.
62174 wiery WIERY, a. [from wire.] 1. Made of wire; having the properties of wire. It would be better written ...
62175 wife WIFE, n. plu. Wives. [G., a woman.]1. The lawful consort of man; a woman who is united to man in ...
62176 wig WIG, in Saxon, signifies war. It is found in some names.WIG, n. [G., roll butter. It would seem ...
62177 wigeon WIGEON. [See Widgeon.]
62178 wight WIGHT, n. [g., a living being. L., to live.] A being; a person. It is obsolete, except in irony or ...
62179 wightly WIGHTLY, adv. Swiftly; nimbly.
62180 wigwam WIGWAM, n. An Indian cabin or hut, so called in America. It is sometimes written weekwam.
62182 wild-fowl WILD-FOWL, n. [wild and fowl.] Fowls of the forest, or untamed.
62183 wild-goose WILD-GOOSE, n. [wild and goose.] An aquatic fowl of the genus Anas, the Anas anser, a fowl of ...
62184 wild-honey WILD-HONEY, n. [wild and honey.] Honey that is found int he forest, in hollow trees or among rocks.
62185 wild-land WILD-LAND, n. [wild and land.]1. Land not cultivated, or in a state that renders it unfit for ...
62186 wild-service WILD-SERVICE, n. A plant. The wilder myrtle-leaved service is a tree of the genus Crataegus, [C. ...
62181 wild WILD, a. [G.]1. Roving; wandering; inhabiting the forest or open field; hence, not tamed or ...
62187 wilder WILDER, v.t. To lose or cause to lose the way or track; to puzzle with mazes or difficulties; to ...
62188 wildered WILDERED, pp. Lost in a pathless tract; puzzled.
62189 wildering WILDERING, ppr. Puzzling.
62190 wilderness WILDERNESS, n. [from wild.]1. A desert; a tract of land or region uncultivated and uninhabited by ...
62191 wildfire WILDFIRE, n. [wild and fire.] 1. A composition of inflammable materials.Brimstone, pitch, wildfire, ...
62192 wilding WILDING, n. A wild sour apple.
62193 wildly WILDLY, adv. 1. Without cultivation.2. Without tameness.3. With disorder; with perturbation or ...
62194 wildness WILDNESS, n. 1. Rudeness; rough uncultivated state; as the wildness of a forest or heath.2. ...
62195 wilds WILDS, n. Among farmers, the part of a plow by which it is drawn.
62196 wile WILE, n. A trick or stratagem practiced for ensnaring or deception; a sly, insidious artifice.That ...
62197 wilily WILILY, adv. [from wily.] By stratagem; with insidious art. Joshua 9.
62198 wiliness WILINESS, n. [from wily.] Cunning; guile.
62199 wilk WILK, WHILK, n. [G., to wither, or cause to wither.] A species of shell. [See Welk.]
62200 will WILL, n. [See the Verb.]1. That faculty of the mind by which we determine either to do or forbear ...
62201 willed WILLED, pp. 1. Determined; resolved; desired.2. Disposed of by will or testament.
62202 willer WILLER, n. One who wills.
62203 willful WILLFUL, a. [will and full.]1. Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; ...
62204 willfully WILLFULLY, adv. 1. Obstinately; stubbornly.2. By design; with set purpose.If we sin willfully after ...
62205 willfulness WILLFULNESS, n. Obstinacy; stubbornness; perverseness.Sins of presumption are such as proceed from ...
62207 willing-hearted WILLING-HEARTED, a. Well disposed; having a free heart. Exodus 35.
62206 willing WILLING, ppr. 1. Determining; resolving; desiring.2. Disposing of by will.WILLING, a. 1. Free to do ...
62208 willingly WILLINGLY, adv. 1. With free will; without reluctance; cheerfully.2. By ones own choice.The ...
62209 willingness WILLINGNESS, n. Free choice or consent of the will; freedom from reluctance; readiness of the mind ...
62211 willow-gall WILLOW-GALL, n. A protuberance on the leaves of willows.
62212 willow-herb WILLOW-HERB, n. The purple loose strife, a plant of the genus Lythrum; also, the yellow loose ...
62213 willow-tufted WILLOW-TUFTED, a. Tufted with willows.
62214 willow-weed WILLOW-WEED, n. A name sometimes given to the smartweed or persicaria.
62215 willow-wort WILLOW-WORT, n. A plant.
62210 willow WILLOW, n. [L.] A tree of the genus Salix. There are several species of willow, the white, the ...
62216 willowed WILLOWED, a. Abounding with willows.
62217 willowish WILLOWISH, a. Like the color of the willow.
62218 willowy WILLOWY, a. Abounding with willows.
62219 wilt WILT, v.i. [G., to fade; that is, to shrink or withdraw.] To begin to wither; to lose freshness and ...
62220 wilted WILTED, pp. Having become flaccid and lost its freshness, as a plant.
62221 wilting WILTING, ppr. Beginning to fade or wither.
62222 wily WILY, a. [from wile.] Cunning; sly; using craft or stratagem to accomplish a purpose; subtle; as a ...
62223 wimble WIMBLE, n. [See Whim.] An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle.WIMBLE, a. Active; ...
62224 wimbrel WIMBREL, n. A bird of the curlew kind, a species of Soclopax.
62225 wimple WIMPLE, n. [G., a pendant.] A hood or vail. Isaiah 3.WIMPLE, v.t. To draw down, as a vail.
62226 win WIN, v.t. pret. and pp. won. [G.]1. To gain by success in competition or contest; as, to win the ...
62227 wince WINCE, v.i. 1. To shrink, as from a blow or from pain; to start back.I will not stir nor wince.2. ...
62228 wincer WINCER, n. One that winces, shrinks or kicks.
62229 winch WINCH, n. A windlass; or an instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly; as a winch ...
62230 winching WINCHING, WINCING, ppr. Flinching; shrinking; kicking.
62231 wincing WINCHING, WINCING, ppr. Flinching; shrinking; kicking.
62232 wincopipe WINCOPIPE, n. The vulgar name of a little flower, that, when it opens in the morning, bodes a fair ...
62234 wind-dropsy WIND-DROPSY, n. [wind and dropsy.] A swelling of the belly from wind in the intestines; tympauites.
62235 wind-egg WIND-EGG, n. [wind and egg.] An addle egg.
62236 wind-fallen WIND-FALLEN, a. Blown down by the wind.
62237 wind-flower WIND-FLOWER, n. [wind and flower.] A plant, the anemone.
62238 wind-furnace WIND-FURNACE, n. [wind and furnace.] A furnace in which the air is supplied by an artificial ...
62239 wind-gage WIND-GAGE, n. [wind and gage.] A soft tumor on the fetlock joints of a horse.
62240 wind-gun WIND-GUN, n. An air gun; a gun discharged by the force of compressed air.
62241 wind-hatch WIND-HATCH, n. [wind and hatch.] In mining, the opening or place where the ore is taken out of the ...
62242 wind-hover WIND-HOVER, n. [wind and hover.] A species of hawk; called also the stannel, but more usually the ...
62243 wind-instrument WIND-INSTRUMENT, n. An instrument of music, played by wind, chiefly by the breath; as a flute, a ...
62244 wind-mill WIND-MILL, n. [wind and mill.] A mill turned by the wind.
62245 wind-pump WIND-PUMP, n. [wind and pump.] A pump moved by wind, useful in draining lands.
62246 wind-rode WIND-RODE, n. A term used by seamen to signify a ship when riding with wind and tide opposed to ...
62247 wind-sail WIND-SAIL, n. [wind and sail.] A wide tube or funnel of canvas, used to convey a stream of air into ...
62248 wind-shock WIND-SHOCK, n. [wind and shock.] A sort of bruise or shiver in a tree.
62249 wind-tight WIND-TIGHT, a. [wind and tight.] So tight as to prevent the passing of wind.
62233 wind WIND, n. [L., G. The primary sense is to move, flow, rush or drive along.]1. Air in motion with any ...
62250 windage WINDAGE, n. The difference between the diameter of a piece and that of a ball or shell.
62251 windbound WINDBOUND, a. [wind and bound.] Prevented from sailing by a contrary wind.]
62253 winder-meb WINDER-MEB, n. A bird of the genus Larus, or gull-kind.
62252 winder WINDER, v.t. To fan; to clean grain with a fan. [Local.]
62254 windfall WINDFALL, n. [wind and fall.]1. Fruit blown off the tree by wind.2. An unexpected legacy.
62255 windged-pea WINDGED-PEA, n. A plant.
62256 windiness WINDINESS, n. [from windey.] 1. The state of being windy or tempestuous; as the windiness of the ...
62258 winding-engine WINDING-ENGINE, n. An engine employed in mining, to draw up buckets from a deep pit.
62259 winding-sheet WINDING-SHEET, n. [winding and sheet.] A sheet in which a corpse is wrapped.
62260 winding-tackle WINDING-TACKLE, n. [winding and tackle.] A tackle consisting of one fixed triple block, and one ...
62257 winding WINDING, ppr. 1. Turning; binding about; bending.2. a. Bending; twisting from a direct line or an ...
62261 windlas WINDLAS, WINDLASS, n. [wind and lace.] 1. A machine for raising great weights, consisting of a ...
62262 windlass WINDLAS, WINDLASS, n. [wind and lace.] 1. A machine for raising great weights, consisting of a ...
62263 windle WINDLE, n. A spindle; a kind of reel.
62265 window-blind WINDOW-BLIND, n. [window and blind.] A blind to intercept the light of a window. Venetian ...
62266 window-frame WINDOW-FRAME, n. [window and frame.] The frame of a window which receives and holds the sashes.
62267 window-glass WINDOW-GLASS, n. [window and glass.] Panes of glass for windows.
62268 window-sash WINDOW-SASH, n. [window and sash.] The sash or light frame in which panes of glass are set for ...
62264 window WINDOW, n. [ G. The vulgar pronunciation is windor, as if from the Welsh gwyntdor, wind-door.]1. An ...
62269 windowy WINDOWY, a. Having little crossings like the sashes of a window.
62270 windpipe WINDPIPE, n. [wind and pipe.] The passage for the breath to and from the lungs; the trachea.
62271 windrow WINDROW, n. [wind and row.] 1. A row or line of hay, raked together for the purpose of being rolled ...
62272 windseed WINDSEED, n. A plant of the genus Arctolis.
62273 windward WINDWARD, n. [wind and ward.] The point from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the ...
62274 windy WINDY, a. 1. Consisting of wind; as a windy tempest.2. Next the wind; as the windy side.3. ...
62276 wine-bibber WINE-BIBBER, n. One who drinks much wine; a great drinker. Proverbs 23.
62277 wine-cask WINE-CASK, n. [wine and cask.] A cask in which wine is or has been kept.
62278 wine-fly WINE-FLY, n. A small fly found in empty wine casks.
62279 wine-glass WINE-GLASS, n. [wine and glass.] A small glass in which wine is drank.
62280 wine-measure WINE-MEASURE, n. [See Measure.] The measure by which wines and other spirits are sold, smaller than ...
62281 wine-merchant WINE-MERCHANT, n. A merchant who deals in wines.
62282 wine-press WINE-PRESS, n. [wine and press.] A place where grapes are pressed.
62275 wine WINE, n. [Gr.]1. The fermented juice of grapes; as the wine of the Madeira grape; the wine of ...
62283 wineless WINELESS, a. Destitute of wine; as wineless life.
62285 wing-footed WING-FOOTED, a. [wing and foot.] Swift; moving with rapidity; fleet.
62286 wing-shell WING-SHELL, n. [wing and shell.] The shell that covers the wing of insects.
62284 wing WING, n. 1. The limb of a fowl by which it flies. In a few species of fowls, the wings do not ...
62287 winged WINGED, pp. 1. Furnished with wings; transported by flying.2. a. Having wings; as a winged fowl. ...
62288 wingless WINGLESS, a. Having no wings; not able to ascend or fly.
62289 wingy WINGY, a. Having wings; rapid; as wingy speed.
62290 wink WINK, v.i. [G. Wink and wince are radically one word.]1. To shut the eyes; to close the ...
62291 winker WINKER, n. One who winks.
62292 winking WINKING, ppr. Shutting the eyes; shutting and opening the eyelids; hinting by closing the eye; ...
62293 winkingly WINKINGLY, adv. With the eye almost closed.
62294 winner WINNER, n. [from win.] One who gains by success in competition or contest.
62295 winning WINNING, ppr. [from win.]1. Gaining success in competition or contest.2. a. Attracting; adapted to ...
62296 winnow WINNOW, v.t. [L., a fan.]1. To separate and drive off the chaff from grain by means of wind. Grain ...
62297 winnowed WINNOWED, pp. Separated from the chaff by wind; sifted; examined.
62298 winnower WINNOWER, n. One who winnows.
62299 winnowing WINNOWING, ppr. Separating from the chaff by wind; examining.
62301 winter-apple WINTER-APPLE, n. [winter and apple.] An apple that keeps well in winter.
62302 winter-barley WINTER-BARLEY, n. [winter and barley.] A kind of barley which is sowed in autumn.
62303 winter-beaten WINTER-BEATEN, a. [winter and beat.] Harassed by the severe weather of winter.
62304 winter-berry WINTER-BERRY, n. [winter and berry.] A plant of the genus Prinos.
62305 winter-bloom WINTER-BLOOM, n. [winter and bloom.] A plant of the genus Azalea.
62306 winter-cherry WINTER-CHERRY, n. [winter and cherry.] A plant of the genus Physalis, and its fruit, which is of ...
62307 winter-citron WINTER-CITRON, n. [winter and citron.] A sort of pear.
62308 winter-cress WINTER-CRESS, n. [winter and cress.] A plant of the genus Erysimum.
62309 winter-crop WINTER-CROP, n. [winter and crop.] A crop which will bear the winter, or which may be converted ...
62310 winter-fallow WINTER-FALLOW, n. [winter and fallow.] Ground that is fallowed in winter.
62311 winter-garden WINTER-GARDEN, n. [winter and garden.] An ornamental garden for winter.
62312 winter-green WINTER-GREEN, n. [winter and green.] A plant of the genus Pyrola, useful as a vulnerary.
62313 winter-kill WINTER-KILL, v.t. [winter and kill.] To kill by means of the weather in winter; as, to winter-kill ...
62314 winter-killed WINTER-KILLED, pp. Killed by the winter, as grain.
62315 winter-killing WINTER-KILLING, ppr. Killing by the weather in winter.
62316 winter-lodge WINTER-LODGE, WINTER-LODGMENT, n. [winter and lodge.] In botany, the hybernacle of a plant, which ...
62317 winter-lodgment WINTER-LODGE, WINTER-LODGMENT, n. [winter and lodge.] In botany, the hybernacle of a plant, which ...
62318 winter-pear WINTER-PEAR, n. [winter and pear.] Any pear that keeps well in winter.
62319 winter-quarters WINTER-QUARTERS, n. [winter and quarters.] The quarters of an army during the winter; a winter ...
62320 winter-rig WINTER-RIG, v.t. [winter and rig.] To fallow or till in winter. [Local.]
62321 winter-solstice WINTER-SOLSTICE, n. [winter and solstice.] The solstice of the winter, which takes place when the ...
62300 winter WINTER, n. 1. The cold season of the year. Astronomically considered, winter commences in northern ...
62322 wintered WINTERED, pp. Kept through the winter.
62323 wintering WINTERING, ppr. Passing the winter; keeping in winter.
62324 winterly WINTERLY, a. Such as is suitable to winter. [Little used.]
62325 wintery WINTERY, a. Suitable to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy.
62326 winy WINY, a. [from wine.] Having the taste or qualities of wine.
62327 wipe WIPE, v.t. 1. To rub something soft for cleaning; to clean by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or ...
62328 wiped WIPED, pp. Rubbed for cleaning; cleaned by rubbing; cleared away; effaced.
62329 wiper WIPER, n. 1. One who wipes.2. The instrument used for wiping.
62330 wiping WIPING, ppr. Rubbing with a cloth or other soft thing for cleaning; clearing away; effacing.
62332 wire-grate WIRE-GRATE, n. [wire and grate.] A grate or contrivance of fine wire work to keep insects out of ...
62333 wire-heel WIRE-HEEL, n. [wire and heel.] A defect and disease in the feet of a horse or other beast.
62334 wire-worm WIRE-WORM, n. [wire and worm.] A mischievous worm that sometimes injures grain.
62331 wire WIRE, n. A thread of metal; any metallic substance drawn to an even thread.WIRE, v.t. To bind with ...
62335 wiredraw WIREDRAW, v.t. [wire and draw.]1. To draw a metal into wire, which is done by drawing it through a ...
62336 wiredrawer WIREDRAWER, n. One who draw metal into wire.
62337 wiredrawing WIREDRAWING, ppr. 1. Drawing a metal into wire.2. Drawing to a great length or fineness.
62338 wiredrawn WIREDRAWN, pp. Drawn into wire; drawn out to great length or fineness.
62339 wiry WIRY, a. Made of wire; like wire.
62340 wis WIS, v.t. pret. wist. To think; to suppose; to imagine.
62341 wisdom WISDOM, n. s as z. [G. See Wise.]1. The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ...
62343 wise-hearted WISE-HEARTED, a. [wise and heart.] Wise; knowing; skillful. Exodus 28.
62342 wise WISE, a. s as z. [G., to know., L.]1. Properly, having knowledge; hence, having the power of ...
62344 wiseacre WISEACRE, n. More correctly wisesager. [G., a sayer, a predictor or foreteller.] One who makes ...
62345 wiseling WISELING, n. One who pretends to be wise.
62346 wisely WISELY, adv. 1. Prudently; judiciously; discretely; with wisdom. Proverbs 16. 21.2. Craftily; with ...
62347 wiseness WISENESS, n. Wisdom.
62348 wish WISH, v.i. [G.]1. To have a desire, or strong desire, either for what is or is not supposed to be ...
62349 wished WISHED, pp. Desired; or ardently desired.
62350 wisher WISHER, n. One who desires; one who expresses a wish.
62351 wishful WISHFUL, a. 1. Having desire, or ardent desire.2. Showing desire; as wishful eyes.3. Desirable; ...
62352 wishfully WISHFULLY, adv. 1. With desire or ardent desire.2. With the show of desiring.
62353 wishing WISHING, ppr. Desiring.
62354 wisket WISKET, n. A basket.
62355 wisp WISP, n. [G.] A small bundle of straw or other like substance; as a wisp of straw; a wisp of hay; a ...
62356 wist WIST, pret. of wis.
62357 wistful WISTFUL, a. [from wist. The sense is stretching or reaching towards.] Full of thoughts; earnest; ...
62358 wistfully WISTFULLY, adv. Attentively; earnestly.
62359 wistit WISTIT, n. The striated monkey; a small species of monkey from South America, with an annulated ...
62360 wistly WISTLY, adv. Earnestly.
62362 wit-cracker WIT-CRACKER, n. [wit and cracker.] One who breaks jests; a joker. [Not in use.]
62363 wit-craft WIT-CRAFT, n. [wit and craft.] Contrivance; invention.
62364 wit-fish WIT-FISH, n. [white fish.] An East Indian fish of the size of a whiting; also, another East Indian ...
62365 wit-snapper WIT-SNAPPER, n. [wit and snap.] One who affects repartee. [Not in use.]
62366 wit-starved WIT-STARVED, a. Barren of wit; destitute of genius.
62367 wit-worm WIT-WORM, n. [wit and worm.] One that feeds on wit. [Not in use.]
62361 wit WIT, v.i. [G., to know. See Wise.] To know. This verb is used only in the infinitive, to wit, ...
62369 witch-elm WITCH-ELM, n. A kind of elm.
62370 witch-hazel WITCH-HAZEL, n. 1. A species of elm, (Ulmus montana.)2. The hop-hornbeam, (carpinus ostrya.)The ...
62368 witch WITCH, n. 1. A woman who by compact with the devil, practices sorcery or enchantment.2. A woman who ...
62371 witchcraft WITCHCRAFT, [witch and craft.]1. The practices of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with ...
62372 witchery WITCHERY, n. 1. Sorcery; enchantment.2. Fascination.
62373 wite WITE, v.t. To reproach; to blame.WITE, n. Blame; reproach.
62374 witeless WITELESS, a. Blameless.
62376 with-vine WITH-VINE, WITH-WINE, n. A local name for the couch-grass.
62377 with-wine WITH-VINE, WITH-WINE, n. A local name for the couch-grass.
62375 with WITH, prep. [G.]1. By, noting cause, instrument or means. We are distressed with pain; we are ...
62378 withal WITHAL, adv. Withaul. [with and all.] 1. With the rest; together with; likewise; at the same ...
62379 withdraw WITHDRAW, v.t. [with and draw.] 1. To take back; to take from.It is impossible that God should ...
62381 withdrawing-room WITHDRAWING-ROOM, n. A room behind another room for retirement; a drawing room.
62380 withdrawing WITHDRAWING, ppr. Taking back; recalling; retiring.
62382 withdrawment WITHDRAWMENT, n. The act of withdrawing or taking back; a recalling.Their withdrawment from the ...
62383 withdrawn WITHDRAWN, pp. of withdraw. Recalled; taken back.
62384 withe WITH, WITHE, n. [L., probably a shoot.]1. A willow twig.2. A band consisting of a twig, or twigs ...
62386 wither-band WITHER-BAND, n. [withers and band.] A piece of iron laid under a saddle near a horses withers, to ...
62387 wither-wrung WITHER-WRUNG, a. Injured or hurt in the withers, as a horse.
62385 wither WITHER, v.i. 1. To fade; to lose its native freshness; to become sapless; to dry.It shall wither in ...
62388 withered WITHERED, pp. Faded; dried; shrunk.
62389 witheredness WITHEREDNESS, n. The state of being withered.
62390 withering WITHERING, ppr. Fading; becoming dry.
62391 witherite WITHERITE, n. In mineralogy, a carbonate of baryte, first discovered by Dr. Withering; rhomboidal ...
62392 withernam WITHERNAM, n. In withernam, in law, a second or reciprocal distress, in lieu of a first distress ...
62393 withers WITHERS, n. [This seems to signify a joining, from the root of with.] The juncture of the shoulder ...
62394 withheld WITHHELD, pret. and pp. of withhold.
62395 withhold WITHHOLD, v.t. pret. and pp. withheld. [with and hold.]1. TO hold back; to restrain; to keep from ...
62396 withholden WITHHOLDEN, pp. The old participle of withhold; now obsolete. We use withheld.
62397 withholder WITHHOLDER, n. One that withholds.
62398 withholding WITHHOLDING, ppr. Holding back; restraining; retaining; not granting.
62399 within WITHIN, prep.1. In the inner part; as the space within the walls of a house; a man contented and ...
62400 withinside WITHINSIDE, adv. [within and side.] In the inner parts. [Bad.]
62401 without WITHOUT, prep.1. Not with; as without success.2. In a state of destitution or absence from.There is ...
62402 withouten WITHOUTEN, for withoutan, the Saxon word, is obsolete.
62403 withstand WITHSTAND, v.t. [with and stand. See Stand.] To oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral ...
62404 withstander WITHSTANDER, n. One that opposes; an opponent; a resisting power.
62405 withstanding WITHSTANDING, ppr. Opposing; making resistance.
62406 withwind WITHWIND, n. A plant. [L.]
62407 withy WITHY, n. A large species of willow.
62408 witless WITLESS, a. [wit and less.] 1. Destitute of wit or understanding; inconsiderate; wanting thought; ...
62409 witlessly WITLESSLY, adv. Without the exercise of judgment.
62410 witling WITLING, n. [dim. From with.] A person who has little wit or understanding; a pretender to wit or ...
62411 witness WITNESS, n. 1. Testimony; attestation of a fact or event.If I bear witness of myself, my witness is ...
62412 witnessed WITNESSED, pp. Seen in person; testified; subscribed by persons present; as a deed witnessed by two ...
62413 witnessing WITNESSING, ppr. Seeing in persons; bearing testimony; giving evidence.
62414 witted WITTED, a. Having wit or understanding; as a quick witted boy.
62415 witticism WITTICISM, n. [from wit.] A sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; a low kind of wit.--He is ...
62416 wittily WITTILY, adv. [from wit.]1. With wit; with a delicate turn or phrase, or with an ingenious ...
62417 wittiness WITTINESS, n. [from witty.] The quality of being witty.
62418 wittingly WITTINGLY, adv. [See Wit.] Knowingly; with knowledge; by design.He knowingly and wittingly brought ...
62419 wittol WITTOL, n. A man who knows his wifes infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold.
62420 wittolly WITTOLLY, adv. Like a tame cuckold.
62421 witty WITTY, a. [from wit.] 1. Possessed of wit; full of wit; as a witty poet.2. Judicious; ingenious; ...
62422 witwall WITWALL, n. A bird, the great spotted woodpecker.
62423 wive WIVE, v.i. [from wife.] to marry. [Not in use.]WIVE, v.t. 1. To match to a wife.2. To take for a ...
62424 wivehood WIVEHOOD, n. Behavior becoming a wife. [It should be wifehood.]
62425 wiveless WIVELESS, a. Not having a wife. [It should be wifeless.]
62426 wively WIVELY, a. Pertaining to a wife. [It should be wifely.]
62427 wiver WIVER, WIVERIN, n. A kind of heraldric dragon.
62428 wiverin WIVER, WIVERIN, n. A kind of heraldric dragon.
62429 wives WIVES, plu. of wife.
62430 wizard WIZARD, n. [from wise.] A conjurer; an enchanter; a sorcerer. Leviticus 20.The wily wizard must be ...
62431 wizen WIZEN, v.i. To wither; to dry. [Local.]
62432 wo WO, n. [G.]1. Grief; sorrow; misery; a heavy calamity.One who is past; and behold, there come two ...
62434 woad-mill WOAD-MILL, n. A mill for bruising and preparing woad.
62433 woad WOAD, n. [G.] A plant of the genus Isatis, cultivated for the use of dyers. The woad blue is a very ...
62435 wobegone WOBEGONE, a. [wo, be, and gone.] Overwhelmed with wo; immersed in grief and sorrow.So wobegone was ...
62436 wodanium WODANIUM, n. A metal recently discovered in a species of pyrite, found in Hungary, which had been ...
62437 woesome WOESOME, a. Wosum. Woful. [Not in use.]
62438 woft WOFT, for waft. [Not in use.]
62439 woful WOFUL, a. 1. Sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted.How many woful widows left to ...
62440 wofully WOFULLY, adv. 1. Sorrowfully; mournfully; in a distressing manner.2. Wretchedly; extremely; as, he ...
62441 wofulness WOFULNESS, n. Misery; calamity.
62442 wold WOLD, in Saxon, is the same as wald and weald, a wood, sometimes perhaps a lawn or plain. Wald ...
62444 wolf-dog WOLF-DOG, n. 1. A dog of a large breed, kept to guard sheep.2. A dog supposed to be bred between a ...
62445 wolf-fish WOLF-FISH, n. A fish, the lupus marinus, (the Anarrhichas lupus of Linne;) a fierce voracious fish ...
62446 wolf-net WOLF-NET, n. A kind of net used in fishing, which takes great numbers.
62443 wolf WOLF, n. WULF. [G., Gr.]1. An animal of the genus Canis, a beast of prey that kills sheep and other ...
62447 wolfish WOLFISH, a. Like a wolf; having the qualities or form of a wolf; as a wolfish visage; wolfish ...
62448 wolfram WOLFRAM, n. In mineralogy, an ore of tungsten. Its color is generally a brownish of grayish black; ...
62449 wolfs-bane WOLFS-BANE, n. 1. A poisonous plant of the genus Aconitum; aconite.2. The winter aconite, or ...
62450 wolfs-claw WOLFS-CLAW, n. A plant of the genus Lycopodium.
62451 wolfs-milk WOLFS-MILK, n. An herb.
62452 wolfs-peach WOLFS-PEACH, n. A plant of the genus Solanum, (S. Lycopersicum)
62453 wolverene WOLVERIN, WOLVERENE, n. The glutton, a carnivorous animal of voracious appetite. The name wolverene ...
62454 wolverin WOLVERIN, WOLVERENE, n. The glutton, a carnivorous animal of voracious appetite. The name wolverene ...
62455 wolvish WOLVISH, a. More properly wolfish, which see.
62457 woman-hater WOMAN-HATER, n. [woman and hater.] One who has an aversion to the female sex.
62456 woman WOMAN, n. plu. women. [a compound of womb and man.]1. The female of the human race, grown to adult ...
62458 womaned WOMANED, a. Accompanied or united with a woman. [Not used.]
62459 womanhood WOMANHOOD, n. [woman and hood.] the state, character or collective qualities of a woman.
62460 womanise WOMANISE, v.t. To make effeminate. [Not used.]
62461 womanish WOMANISH, a. Suitable to a woman; having the qualities of a woman; feminine; as womanish habits; ...
62462 womankind WOMANKIND, n. [woman and kind.] The female sex; the race of females of the human kind.
62463 womanly WOMANLY, a. Becoming a woman; feminine; as womanly behavior.A blushing womanly discovering ...
62464 womb WOMB, n. Woom. [G.]1. The uterus or matrix of a female; that part where the young of an animal is ...
62465 wombat WOMBAT, n. An animal of New Holland, of the opossum family.
62466 womby WOMBY, a. Wommy. Capacious. [Not in use.]
62467 women WOMEN, n. plu. of woman. pron. wimen. But it is supposed the word we pronounce is from Sax. wifman, ...
62468 won WON, pret. and pp. of win; as victories won.
62470 wonder-working WONDER-WORKING, a. Doing wonders or surprising things.
62469 wonder WONDER, n. [G., Gr., to show; and hence a sight; a panic.]1. That emotion which is excited by ...
62471 wonderer WONDERER, n. One who wonders.
62472 wonderful WONDERFUL, a. Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; exciting surprise; strange; astonishing. Job ...
62473 wonderfully WONDERFULLY, adv. In a manner to excite wonder or surprise.I will praise thee, for I am fearfully ...
62474 wonderfulness WONDERFULNESS, n. The state or quality of being wonderful.
62475 wondering WONDERING, ppr. Indulging or feeling wonder. Genesis 24. Luke 24.
62476 wonderment WONDERMENT, n. Surprise; astonishment; a wonderful appearance. [Vulgar.]
62477 wonderstruck WONDERSTRUCK, a. [wonder and struck.] Struck with wonder, admiration and surprise.
62478 wondrous WONDROUS, a. Admirable; marvelous; such as may excite surprise and astonishment; strange.That I may ...
62479 wondrously WONDROUSLY, adv. In a strange or wonderful manner or degree.Chloe complains, and wondrouslys ...
62480 wone WON, WONE, v.i. [G.] To dwell; to abide. Obsolete. Its participle is retained in wont, that is, ...
62481 wont WONT, a contraction of woll not, that is, will not.WONT, a. [wont is strictly the participle ...
62482 wonted WONTED, pp. 1. Accustomed; used.Again his wonted weapon provd.2. Accustomed; made familiar by ...
62483 wontedness WONTEDNESS, n. The state of being accustomed.
62484 wontless WONTLESS, a. Unaccustomed; unused.
62486 woo-house WOO-HOUSE, n. [wood and house.] A house or shed in which wood is deposited and sheltered from the ...
62485 woo WOO, v.t. 1. To court; to solicit in love.My proud rival wooes another partner to his throne and ...
62488 wood-anemone WOOD-ANEMONE, n. A plant. [See Anemone.]
62489 wood-ashes WOOD-ASHES, n. [wood and ashes.] The remains of burnt wood or plants. [This word is used in England ...
62490 wood-bind WOOD-BIND, WOOD-BINE, n. A name given to the honeysuckle, a species of Lonicera.
62491 wood-bine WOOD-BIND, WOOD-BINE, n. A name given to the honeysuckle, a species of Lonicera.
62492 wood-bound WOOD-BOUND, a. [wood and bound.] Encumbered with tall woody hedgerows.
62493 wood-chat WOOD-CHAT, n. A species of butcher bird.
62494 wood-coal WOOD-COAL, n. [wood and coal.] Charcoal.
62495 wood-cock WOOD-COCK, n. [wood and cock.] A fowl of the genus Scolopax, inhabiting the northern parts of the ...
62496 wood-cockshell WOOD-COCKSHELL, n. A name given by English naturalists to a peculiar kind of the purpura, called by ...
62497 wood-drink WOOD-DRINK, n. [wood and drink.] A decoction or infusion of medicinal woods.
62498 wood-engraving WOOD-ENGRAVING, n. Xylography; the art of engraving on wood, or of cutting figures of natural ...
62499 wood-fretter WOOD-FRETTER, n. [wood and fret.] An insect or worm that eats wood.
62500 wood-hole WOOD-HOLE, n. [wood and hole.] A place where wood is laid up.
62501 wood-land WOOD-LAND, n. [wood and land.] 1. Land covered with wood, or land on which trees are suffered to ...
62502 wood-lark WOOD-LARK, n. [wood and lark.] A bird, a species of lark.
62503 wood-layer WOOD-LAYER, n. [wood and layer.] A young oak or other timber plant, laid down in a hedge among the ...
62504 wood-lock WOOD-LOCK, n. [wood and lock.] In shipbuilding, a piece of elm, close fitted and sheathed with ...
62505 wood-louse WOOD-LOUSE, n. [wood and louse.] An insect, the millepede.
62506 wood-meil WOOD-MEIL, n. A coarse hairy stuff made of Iceland wool, used to line the ports of ships of war.
62507 wood-mite WOOD-MITE, [wood and mite.] A small insect found in old wood.
62508 wood-monger WOOD-MONGER, n. [wood and monger.] A wood seller.
62509 wood-mote WOOD-MOTE, n. [wood and mote.] In England, the ancient name of the forest court; now the court of ...
62510 wood-nightshade WOOD-NIGHTSHADE, n. A plant.
62511 wood-note WOOD-NOTE, n. [wood and note.] Wild music.--Or sweetest Shakespeare, fancys child, warble his ...
62512 wood-nymph WOOD-NYMPH, n. [wood and nymph.] A fabled goddess of the woods; a dryad.The wood-nymphs deckd with ...
62513 wood-offering WOOD-OFFERING, n. Wood burnt on the altar. Nehemiah 10.
62514 wood-pigeon WOOD-PIGEON, n. [wood and pigeon.] The ring-dove, (Columba palumbus.)
62515 wood-puceron WOOD-PUCERON, n. [wood and puceron.] A small insect of the puceron kind, of a grayish color, having ...
62516 wood-roof WOOD-ROOF, WOOD-RUFF, n. [wood and roof or ruff.] A plant of the genus Asperula.
62517 wood-sage WOOD-SAGE, n. [wood and sage.] A plant of the genus Teucrium.
62518 wood-sare WOOD-SARE, n. A kind of froth seen on herbs.
62519 wood-seere WOOD-SEERE, n. The time when there is no sap in a tree.
62520 wood-shock WOOD-SHOCK, n. The fisher or wejack, a quadruped of the weasel kind in North America.
62521 wood-soot WOOD-SOOT, n. [wood and soot.] Soot from burnt wood, which has been found useful as a manure.
62522 wood-sorrel WOOD-SORREL, n. [wood and sorrel.] A plant of the genus Oxalis.
62523 wood-spite WOOD-SPITE, n. [wood and spite.] A name given in some parts of England to the green woodpecker.
62524 wood-stone WOOD-STONE, n. [wood and stone.] A blackish gray silicious stone, a subspecies of horn-stone.
62525 wood-ward WOOD-WARD, n. [wood and ward.] An officer of the forest, whose duty is to guard the woods.
62526 wood-wash WOOD-WASH, n. A name sometimes applied to dyers broom.
62527 wood-worm WOOD-WORM, n. [wood and worm.] A worm that is bread in wood.
62487 wood WOOD, a. Mad; furious.WOOD, n. 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest.Light thickens, ...
62528 woodchuk WOODCHUK, n. [wood and chuk, a hog.] [See Chuk.] The popular name in New England of a species of ...
62529 wooded WOODED, a. Supplied or covered with wood; as land wooded and watered.
62530 wooden WOODEN, a. [from wood.] 1. Made of wood; consisting of wood; as a wooden box; a wooden leg; a ...
62531 wooding WOODING, ppr. Getting or supplying with wood.
62532 woodless WOODLESS, a. Destitute of wood.
62533 woodman WOODMAN, n. [wood and man.]1. A forest officer, appointed to take care of the kings wood.2. A ...
62534 woodness WOODNESS, n. Anger; madness; rage.
62535 woodpecker WOODPECKER, n. [wood and peck.] A bird of the genus Picus, that pecks holes in trees, or that picks ...
62536 woodreve WOODREVE, n. [wood and reve.] In England, the steward or overseer of a wood.
62537 woodwaxen WOODWAXEN, n. A plant of the genus Genista; dyers broom.
62538 woody WOODY, a. [from wood.] 1. Abounding with wood; as woody land; a woody region.--Secret shades of ...
62539 wooer WOOER, n. [from woo.] One who courts, or solicits in love.
62540 woof WOOF, n. [Gr.]1. The threads that cross the warp in weaving; the weft.2. Texture; cloth; as a pall ...
62541 wooing WOOING, ppr. [from woo.] Courting; soliciting in love.
62542 wooingly WOOINGLY, adv. Enticingly; with persuasiveness; so as to invite to stay.
62544 wool-ball WOOL-BALL, n. A ball or mass of wool found in the stomach of sheep.
62545 wool-comber WOOL-COMBER, n. One whose occupation is to comb wool.
62546 wool-driver WOOL-DRIVER, n. [wool and driver.] One who buys wool and carries it to market.
62547 wool-staple WOOL-STAPLE, n. [wool and staple.] A city or town where wool used to be brought to the kings staple ...
62548 wool-stapler WOOL-STAPLER, n. One who deals in wool.
62549 wool-trade WOOL-TRADE, n. [wool and trade.] The trade in wool.
62550 wool-winder WOOL-WINDER, n. [wool and wind.] A person employed to wind or make up wool into bundles to be ...
62543 wool WOOL, n. [G., Gr., soft; down; L., to pull off.]1. That species of hair which grows on sheep and ...
62551 woold WOOLD, v.t. [G.] To wind, particularly to wind a rope round a mast or yard, when made of two or ...
62552 woolded WOOLDED, pp. Bound fast with ropes; wound round.
62553 woolder WOOLDER, n. A stick used in woolding.
62554 woolding WOOLDING, ppr. Binding fast with ropes; winding round.WOOLDING, n. 1. The act of winding, as a rope ...
62556 woolen-draper WOOLEN-DRAPER, n. One who deals in woolen goods.
62555 woolen WOOLEN, a. 1. Made of wool; consisting of wool; as woolen cloth.2. Pertaining to wool; as woolen ...
62557 woolfel WOOLFEL, n. [wool and fel., L.] A skin with the wool; a skin from which the wool has not been ...
62558 wooliness WOOLINESS, n. [from woolly.] The state of being woolly.
62560 woolly-pastinum WOOLLY-PASTINUM, n. A name given in the East Indies to a species of red orpiment or arsenic.
62559 woolly WOOLLY, a. 1. Consisting of wool; as a woolly covering; a woolly fleece.2. Resembling wool; as ...
62561 woolpack WOOLPACK, n. [wool and pack.]1. A pack or bag of wool.2. Any thing bulky without weight.
62562 woolsack WOOLSACK, n. [wool and sack.]1. A sack or bag of wool.2. The seat of the lord chancellor and of the ...
62563 woolward WOOLWARD, adv. In wool. [Not in use.]
62564 woop WOOP, n. A bird. [L.]
62565 woos WOOS, n. A plant; sea weed.
62566 woots WOOTS, n. Indian steel, a metallic substance imported form the East Indies; valued as the material ...
62568 word-catcher WORD-CATCHER, n. One who cavils at words.
62567 word WORD, n. [G., L., to speak. A word is that which is uttered or thrown out.]1. An articulate or ...
62569 worded WORDED, pp. Expressed in words.
62570 worder WORDER, n. A speaker. [Not in use.]
62571 wordiness WORDINESS, n. [from wordy.] The state or quality of abounding with words.
62572 wording WORDING, n. 1. The act of expressing in words.2. The manner of expressing in words. The wording of ...
62573 wordish WORDISH, a. Respecting words. [Not used.]
62574 wordishness WORDISHNESS, n. Manner of wording. [Not used.]
62575 wordless WORDLESS, a. Not using words; not speaking; silent.
62576 wordy WORDY, a. 1. Using many words; verbose; as a wordy speaker; a wordy orator.2. Containing many ...
62577 wore WORE, pret. of wear. He wore gloves.WORE, pret. of ware. They wore ship.
62579 work-fellow WORK-FELLOW, n. One engaged in the same work with another. Romans 16.
62580 work-folk WORK-FOLK, n. Persons that labor.
62578 work WORK, v.i. [G., Gr.]1. In a general sense, to move, or to move one way and the other; to perform; ...
62581 worked WORKED, pp. Moved; labored; performed; managed; fermented.
62582 worker WORKER, n. One that works; one that performs.
62583 workhouse WORKHOUSE, WORKING-HOUSE, n. 1. A house where any manufacture is carried on.2. Generally, a house ...
62585 working-house WORKHOUSE, WORKING-HOUSE, n. 1. A house where any manufacture is carried on.2. Generally, a house ...
62584 working WORKING, ppr. Moving; operating; laboring; fermenting.WORKING, n. 1. Motion; the act of laboring.2. ...
62586 workman WORKMAN n. [work and man.] 1. Any man employed in labor, whether in tillage or manufactures.2. By ...
62587 workmanlike WORKMANLIKE, a. Skillful; well performed.
62588 workmanly WORKMANLY, a. Skillful; well performed.WORKMANLY, adv. In a skillful manner; in a manner becoming a ...
62589 workmanship WORKMANSHIP, n. 1. Manufacture; something made, particularly by manual labor. Exodus 31.2. That ...
62590 workmaster WORKMASTER, n. [work and master.] The performer of any work.
62591 workshop WORKSHOP, n. [work and shop.] A shop where any manufacture is carried on.
62592 workwoman WORKWOMAN, n. A woman who performs any work; or one skilled in needle work.
62593 world WORLD, n. [This seems to be a compound word, and probably is named from roundness, the vault; but ...
62594 worldliness WORLDLINESS, n. [from world.] A predominant passion for obtaining the good things of this life; ...
62595 worldling WORLDLING, n. A person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this ...
62597 worldly-minded WORLDLY-MINDED, a. Devoted to the acquisition of property and to temporal enjoyments.
62598 worldly-mindedness WORLDLY-MINDEDNESS, n. A predominating love and pursuit of this worlds goods, to the exclusion of ...
62596 worldly WORLDLY, a. 1. Secular; temporal; pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction to the ...
62600 worm-eaten WORM-EATEN, a. [worm and eat.] 1. Gnawed by worms; as worm-eaten boards, planks or timber.2. Old; ...
62601 worm-grass WORM-GRASS, n. A plant of the genus Spigalia.
62602 worm-powder WORM-POWDER, n. A powder used for expelling worms from the stomach and intestines.
62603 worm-seed WORM-SEED, n. 1. A seed which has the property of expelling worms from the stomach, bowels, and ...
62604 worm-tincture WORM-TINCTURE, n. A tincture prepared from earth-worms dried, pulverized and mixed with oil of ...
62599 worm WORM, n. [G. This word is probably named form a winding motion, and the root of swarm.]1. In common ...
62605 wormed WORMED, pp. Cleared by a worm or screw.
62606 worming WORMING, ppr. Entering by insinuation; drawing, as a cartridge; clearing, as a gun.
62607 wormlike WORMLIKE, a. Resembling a worm; spiral; vermicular.
62609 wormwood-fly WORMWOOD-FLY, n. A small black fly, found on the stalks of wormwood.
62608 wormwood WORMWOOD, n. [G.] A plant, the artemisia. It has a bitter nauseous taste; but it is stomachic and ...
62610 wormy WORMY, a. 1. Containing a worm; abounding with worms.2. Earthy; groveling.
62611 worn WORN, pp. of wear; as a garment long worn.Worn out, consumed or rendered useless by wearing.
62612 wornil WORNIL, n. A maggot that infests the backs of cows.
62613 worral WORRAL, n. An animal of the lizard kind, about four feet long and eight inches broad, with a forked ...
62614 worried WORRIED, pp. [from worry.] Harassed; fatigued.
62615 worrier WORRIER, n. [from worry.] One that worries or harasses.
62616 worry WORRY, v.t. 1. To tease; to trouble; to harass with importunity, or with care and anxiety. Persons ...
62617 worrying WORRYING, ppr. Teasing; troubling; harassing; fatiguing; tearing.
62618 worse WORSE, a. [This adjective has the signification of the comparative degree, and as bad has no ...
62619 worsen WORSEN, v.t. To worse. [Not in use.]
62620 worser WORSER, is a vulgar word, and not used in good writing or speaking.
62621 worship WORSHIP, n. [See Worth.]1. Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.--Elfin born of ...
62622 worshiped WORSHIPED, pp. Adored; treated with divine honors; treated with civil respect.
62623 worshiper WORSHIPER, n. One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being; one who adores.
62624 worshipful WORSHIPFUL, a. 1. Claiming respect; worthy of honor from its character or dignity. This is ...
62625 worshipfully WORSHIPFULLY, adv. Respectfully.
62626 worshiping WORSHIPING, ppr. Adoring; paying divine honors to; treating with supreme reverence; treating with ...
62627 worst WORST, a. [superl. of worse, which see.]1. Most bad; most evil; in a moral sense; as the worst man; ...
62628 worsted WORSTED, pp. Defeated; overthrown.WORSTED, n. WUSTED. [The origin of this word is uncertain. It is ...
62629 wort WORT, n. [G., L., to grow; green.]1. A plant; an herb; now used chiefly or wholly in compounds; as ...
62630 worth WORTH, a. Termination, signifies a farm or court; as in Wordsworth.WORTH, v.i. This verb is now ...
62631 worthily WORTHILY, adv. 1. In a manner suited to; as, to walk worthily of our extraction. [Bad.]2. ...
62632 worthiness WORTHINESS, n. 1. Desert; merit.The prayers which our Savior made, were for his own worthiness ...
62633 worthless WORTHLESS, a. 1. Having no value; as a worthless garment; a worthless ship.2. Having no value of ...
62634 worthlessness WORTHLESSNESS, n. 1. Want of value; want of useful qualities; as the worthlessness of an old ...
62635 worthy WORTHY, a. [G.]1. Deserving; such as merits; having worth or excellence; equivalent; with of, ...
62636 wot WOT, v.i. To know; to be aware.
62637 would WOULD, WUD, pret. of will, G., L. Would is used as an auxiliary verb in conditional forms of ...
62638 woulding WOULDING, n. Motion of desire. [Not in use.]
62639 wound WOUND, n. [G.]1. A breach of the skin and flesh of an animal, or of the bark and wood of a tree, or ...
62640 wounded WOUNDED, pp. Hurt; injured.
62641 wounder WOUNDER, n. One that wounds.
62642 wounding WOUNDING, ppr. Hurting; injuring.
62643 woundless WOUNDLESS, a. Free from hurt or injury.
62644 woundwort WOUNDWORT, n. The name of several plants; one, a species of Achillea; another, a species of ...
62645 woundy WOUNDY, a. Excessive. [Not English.]
62646 woungster WOUNGSTER, n. Yungster. A young person; a lad; a colloquial word.
62647 wove WOVE, pret. of weave, sometimes the participle.
62648 wox WOX, WOXEN, for waxed. [Not in use.] Note. W before r is always silent.
62649 woxen WOX, WOXEN, for waxed. [Not in use.] Note. W before r is always silent.
62650 wrack WRACK, WRECK, n. [See Wreck.] A name given to a marine plant which is of great utility as a manure. ...
62651 wrain-bolt WRAIN-BOLT. [See Wring-bolt.]
62652 wrangle WRANGLE, v.i. [from the root of wring.] To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to ...
62653 wrangler WRANGLER, n. An angry disputant; one who disputes with heat or peevishness; as a noisy contentious ...
62654 wranglesome WRANGLESOME, a. Contentious; quarrelsome.
62655 wrangling WRANGLING, ppr. Disputing or contending angrily.WRANGLING, n. The act of disputing angrily.
62657 wrap-rascal WRAP-RASCAL, n. An upper coat.
62656 wrap WRAP, v.t. pret. and pp. wrapped or wrapt.1. To wind or fold together. John 20.2. To involve; to ...
62658 wrapped WRAPPED, WRAPT, pp. Wound; folded; inclosed.
62659 wrapper WRAPPER, n. 1. One that wraps.2. That in which any thing is wrapped or inclosed.
62660 wrapping WRAPPING, ppr. 1. Winding; folding; involving; inclosing.2. a. Used or designed for wrapping or ...
62661 wrapt WRAPPED, WRAPT, pp. Wound; folded; inclosed.
62662 wrass WRASS, WRASSE, n. A fish, the Labrus tinca of Linne, called by authors, turdus vulgaris, or tinca ...
62663 wrasse WRASS, WRASSE, n. A fish, the Labrus tinca of Linne, called by authors, turdus vulgaris, or tinca ...
62664 wrath WRATH, n. [L.]1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; as the wrath of Achilles.When ...
62665 wrathful WRATHFUL, a. 1. Very angry; greatly incensed. The king was very wrathful.2. Springing from wrath, ...
62666 wrathfully WRATHFULLY, adv. With violent anger.
62667 wrathfulness WRATHFULNESS, n. Vehement anger.
62668 wrathless WRATHLESS, a. Free from anger.
62669 wrathy WRATHY, a. Very angry; a colloquial word.
62670 wrawl WRAWL, v.i. To cry, as a cat. [Not in use.]
62671 wreak WREAK, v.t. [G. The sense is to drive or throw, to dash with violence.]1. To execute; to inflict; ...
62672 wreakful WREAKFUL, a. Revengeful; angry.
62673 wreakless WREAKLESS, a. Unrevengeful; weak.
62674 wreath WREATH, n. [See Writhe.]1. To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; as, to wreath a ...
62675 wreathed WREATHED, pp. Twisted; entwined; interwoven.
62676 wreathing WREATHING, ppr. Twisting; entwining; encircling.
62677 wreathy WREATHY, a. Twisted; curled; spiral; as a wreathy spire.
62678 wreck WRECK, n. 1. Destruction; properly, the destruction of a ship or vessel on the shore. Hence,2. The ...
62679 wrecked WRECKED, pp. Dashed against the shore or on rocks; stranded and ruined.
62680 wreckful WRECKFUL, a. Causing wreck.
62681 wrecking WRECKING, ppr. Stranding; running on rocks or on shore; ruining.
62682 wren WREN, n. A small bird of the genus Motacilla.
62683 wrench WRENCH, v.t. [See Wring.]1. To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist or force by violence; as, to ...
62684 wrest WREST, v.t. [G., to wrest, to snatch or pull, to burst, to tear.]1. To twist or extort by violence; ...
62685 wrested WRESTED, pp. Pulled with twisting; distorted; perverted.
62686 wrester WRESTER, n. One who wrests or perverts.
62687 wresting WRESTING, ppr. Pulling with a twist; distorting; perverting.
62688 wrestle WRESTLE, v.i. resl.1. To strive with arms extended, as two men, who seize each other by the collar ...
62689 wrestler WRESTLER, n. One who wrestles; or one who is skillful in wrestling.
62690 wrestling WRESTLING, pp. Striving to throw; contending.WRESTLING, n. Strife; struggle; contention.
62691 wretch WRETCH, n. 1. A miserable person; one sunk in the deepest distress; as a forlorn wretch.2. A ...
62692 wretched WRETCHED, a. 1. Very miserable; sunk into deep affliction or distress, either from want, anxiety or ...
62693 wretchedly WRETCHEDLY, adv. 1. Most miserably; very poorly. The prisoners were wretchedly lodged.2. Unhappily; ...
62694 wretchedness WRETCHEDNESS, n. 1. Extreme misery or unhappiness, either from want or sorrow; as the wretchedness ...
62695 wretchless WRETCHLESS, for reckless, is improper.
62696 wretchlessness WRETCHLESSNESS, for recklessness, is improper.
62697 wrig WRIG, for wriggle. [Not in use.]
62698 wriggle WRIGGLE, v.i. To move the body to and fro with short motions.Both he and his successors would often ...
62699 wriggler WRIGGLER, n. One who wriggles.
62700 wriggling WRIGGLING, ppr. Moving the body one way and the other with quick turns.
62701 wright WRIGHT, n. An artificer; one whose occupation is some kind of mechanical business; a workman; a ...
62703 wring-bolt WRING-BOLT, n. [wring and bolt.] A bolt used by shipwrights, to bend and secure the planks against ...
62704 wring-staves WRING-STAVES, n. Strong bars of wood used in applying wring-bolts.
62702 wring WRING, v.t. pret. and pp. wringed and wrung. The latter is chiefly used.1. To twist; to turn and ...
62705 wringed WRINGED, pp. Twisted; pressed; distressed; extorted.
62706 wringer WRINGER, n. One who wrings; one that forces water out of any thing by wringing.
62707 wringing WRINGING, ppr. Twisting; writhing; extorting.
62708 wrinkle WRINKLE, n. [G.]1. A small ridge or prominence, or a furrow, formed by the shrinking or contraction ...
62709 wrinkled WRINKLED, pp. Contracted into ridges and furrows.
62710 wrinkling WRINKLING, ppr. Shrinking; contracting into furrows and ridges.
62711 wrist WRIST, n. 1. The joint by which the hand is united to the arm.2. In the manege, the bridle wrist is ...
62712 wristband WRISTBAND, n. [wrist and band.] That band or part of a shirt sleeve which covers the wrist.
62713 writ WRIT, n. [from write.] 1. That which is written. In this sense, writ is particularly applied to the ...
62714 write WRITE, v.t. pret. wrote.; pp. writ, written. [L.]1. To form by a pen on paper or other material, or ...
62715 writer WRITER, n. 1. One who writes or has written.2. An author.3. A clerk or amanuensis.Writer of the ...
62716 writhe WRITHE, v.t. 1. To twist; to distort.Her mouth she writhd.2. To twist with violence; as, to writhe ...
62717 writhed WRITHED, pp. Twisted; distorted.
62718 writhing WRITHING, ppr. Twisting; distorting.
62719 writhle WRITHLE, v.t. [from writhe.] To wrinkle. [Not in use.]
62721 writing-master WRITING-MASTER, n. One who teaches the art of penmanship.
62720 writing WRITING, ppr. 1. Forming, as characters, with a pen, style or graver.2. a. Used or intended for ...
62722 written WRITTEN, pp. Expressed in letters.Written laws, statutes; laws enacted by the supreme power and ...
62723 wrizzled WRIZZLED, for writhled. [Not in use.]
62724 wroken WROKEN, for wreaked. [Not in use.]
62726 wrong-doer WRONG-DOER, n. One who injures another, or does wrong.
62727 wrong-doing WRONG-DOING, n. Evil or wicked act or action.
62725 wrong WRONG, a. Literally wrung, twisted or turned from a straight line or even surface. Hence,1. Not ...
62728 wronged WRONGED, pp. Treated unjustly; injured.
62729 wronger WRONGER, n. One who injures another.
62730 wrongful WRONGFUL, a. Injurious unjust; as a wrongful taking of property; wrongful dealing.
62731 wrongfully WRONGFULLY, adv. Unjustly; in a manner contrary to the moral law or to justice; as, to accuse one ...
62732 wronghead WRONGHEAD, WRONGHEADED, a. [wrong and head.] Wrong in opinion or principle; having a perverse ...
62733 wrongheaded WRONGHEAD, WRONGHEADED, a. [wrong and head.] Wrong in opinion or principle; having a perverse ...
62734 wrongheadedness WRONGHEADEDNESS, n. Perverseness; erroneousness.
62735 wronglessly WRONGLESSLY, adv. Without injury to any one. [Not used.]
62736 wrongly WRONGLY, adv. In a wrong manner; unjustly; amiss. He judges wrongly of my motives.
62737 wrongness WRONGNESS, n. Wrong disposition; error.
62738 wrote WROTE, pret. of write. He wrote a letter yesterday. Herodotus wrote his history more than two ...
62739 wroth WROTH, a. Rauth. [See Wrath.] Very angry; much exasperated.Cain was very wroth, and his countenance ...
62740 wrought WROUGHT, pret. and pp. of work. raut.1. Worked; formed by work or labor; as wrought iron.2. ...
62741 wrung WRUNG, pre. and pp. of wring.
62742 wry WRY, a. 1. Twisted; turned to one side; distorted; as a wry neck; a wry mouth.2. Deviating from the ...
62743 wryneck WRYNECK, n. [wry and neck.]1. A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn ...
62744 wrynecked WRYNECKED, a. Having a distorted neck.
62745 wryness WRYNESS, a. The state of being wry or distorted.
62746 wych-elm WYCH-ELM, n. A variety of the elm, or a peculiar species, (Ulmus glabra.)
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VOICE, n. [L. vox; voco. The sense of the verb is to throw, to drive out sound; and voice is that which is driven out.]

1. Sound or audible noise uttered by the mouth, either of human beings or of other animals. We say, the voice of a man is loud or clear; the voice of a woman is soft or musical; the voice of a dog is loud or harsh; the voice of a bird is sweet or melodious. The voice of human beings is articulate; that of beasts, inarticulate. The voices of men are different, and when uttered together, are often dissonant.

2. Any sound made by the breath; as the trumpet's voice.

3. A vote; suffrage; opinion or choice expressed. Originally voice was the oral utterance of choice, but it now signifies any vote however given.

Some laws ordain, and some attend the choice of holy senates, and elect by voice.

I have no words; my voice is in my sword.

4. Language; words; expression.

Let us call on God in the voice of his church.

5. In Scripture, command; precept.

Ye would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God. Deut. 8.

6. Sound.

After the fire, a still small voice. 1Kings 19.

Canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job. 40.

The floods have lifted up their voice. Ps. 93.

7. Language; tone; mode of expression.

I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice. Gal. 4.

8. In grammar, a particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs; as the active voice; the passive voice.

VOICE, v.t.

1. To rumor; to report.

It was voiced that the king purposed to put to death Edward Plantagenet. [Little used.]

2. To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.

3. To vote.

VOICE, v.i. To clamor; to exclaim. Obs.

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LAX'ATIVE, a. [L. laxo.] Having the power or quality of loosening or opening the bowels, and relieving from constipation.

LAX'ATIVE, n. A medicine that relaxes the bowels and relieves from costiveness; a gentle purgative.

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