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1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language

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BURN, v.t. pret. and pp. burned or burnt. [L. pruna, and perhaps, furnus, fornaz, a furnace. The primary sense is, to rage, to act with violent excitement.]

1. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; frequently with up; as, to burn up wood.

2. To expel the volatile parts and reduce to charcoal by fire; as, to burn wood into coal. Hence, in popular language, to burn a kiln of wood, is to char the wood.

3. To cleanse of soot by burning; to inflame; as, to burn a chimney; an extensive use of the word.

4. To harden in the fire; to bake or harden by heat; as, to burn bricks or a brick kiln.

5. To scorch; to affect by heat; as, to burn the clothes or the legs by the fire; to burn meat or bread in cookery.

6. To injure by fire; to affect the flesh by heat.

7. To dry up or dissipate; with up; as, to burn up tears.

8. To dry excessively; to cause to wither by heat; as,the sun burns the grass or plants.

9. To heat or inflame; to affect with excessive stimulus; as, ardent spirits burn the stomach.

10. To affect with heat in cookery, so as to give the food a disagreeable taste. Hence the phrase burnt to.

11. To calcine with heat or fire; to expel the volatile matter from substances, so that they are easily pulverized; as, to burn oyster shells, or lime-stone.

12. To affect with excess of heat; as, the fever burns a patient.

13. To subject to the action of fire; to heat or dry; as, to burn colors.

To burn up, to consume entirely by fire.

To burn out, to burn till the fuel is all consumed.

BURN, v.i. To be on fire; to flame; as, the mount burned with fire.

1. To shine; to sparkle.

O prince! O wherefore burn your eyes?

2. To be inflamed with passion or desire; as, to burn with anger or love.

3. To act with destructive violence, as fire.

Shall thy wrath burn like fire?

4. To be in commotion; to rage with destructive violence.

The groan still deepens and the combat burns.

5. To be heated; to be in a glow; as, the face burns.

6. To be affected with a sensation of heat, pain or acidity; as, the heart burns.

7. To feel excess of heat; as, the flesh burns by a fire; a patient burns with a fever.

To burn out, to burn till the fuel is exhausted and the fire ceases.

BURN, n. A hurt or injury of the flesh caused by the action of fire.

1. The operation of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.

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testament

TEST'AMENT, n. [L. testamentum, from testor, to make a will.]

1. A solemn authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to the disposal of his estate and effects after his death. This is otherwise called a will. A testament,to be valid, must be made when the testator is of sound mind, and it must be subscribed, witnessed and published in such manner as the law prescribes.

A man in certain cases may make a valid will by words only, and such will is called nuncupative.

2. The name of each general division of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures; as the Old Testament; the New Testament. The name is equivalent to covenant, and in our use of it, we apply it to the books which contain the old and new dispensations; that of Moses, and that of Jesus Christ.

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modish

MO'DISH, a. [from mode.] According to the mode or customary manner; fashionable; as a modish dress; a modish feast.

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No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


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