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concinnity

CONCINNITY, n. [L. Fit, to fit or prepare; to sound in accord.]

1. Fitness; suitableness; neatness. [Little used.]

2. A jingling of words.

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grave

GRAVE, a final syllable, is a grove.

GRAVE, v.t. pret. graved; pp. graven or graved. [Gr. to write; originally all writing was graving; Eng. to scrape.]

1. To carve or cut letters or figures on stone or other hard substance, with a chisel or edged tool; to engrave. [The latter word is now more generally used.]

Thou shalt take two onyx-stones and grave on them the names of the children of Israel. Ex.28.

2. To carve; to form or shape by cutting with a chisel; as, to grave an image.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Ex.20.

3. To clean a ship's bottom by burning off filth, grass or other foreign matter, and paying it over with pitch.

4. To entomb. [Unusual.]

GRAVE, v.i. To carve; to write or delineate on hard substances; to practice engraving.

GRAVE, n. [L. scrobs.]

1. The ditch, pit or excavated place in which a dead human body is deposited; a place for the corpse of a human being; a sepulcher.

2. A tomb.

3. Any place where the dead are reposited; a place of great slaughter or mortality. Flanders was formerly the grave of English armies. Russia proved to be the grave of the French army under Bonaparte. The tropical climates are the grave of American seamen and of British soldiers.

4. Graves, in the plural, sediment of tallow melted. [Not in use or local.]

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fancy

FAN'CY, n. [contracted from fantasy, L. phantasia. Gr. from to cause to appear, to seem, to imagine, from to show, to appear, to shine. The primary sense seems to be to open, or to shoot forth.]

1. The faculty by which the mind forms images or representations of things at pleasure. It is often used as synonymous with imagination; but imagination is rather the power of combining and modifying our conceptions.

2. An opinion or notion.

I have always had a fancy, that learning might be made a play and recreation to children.

3. Taste; conception.

The little chapel called the salutation in very neat, and built with a pretty fancy.

4. Image; conception; thought.

How now, my lord, why do you keep alone;

Of sorriest fancies your companions making?

5. Inclination; liking. Take that which suits your fancy.
How does this strike your fancy?

His fancy lay to traveling.

6. Love.

Tell me where is fancy bred.

7. Caprice; humor; whim; as an odd or strange fancy.

True worth shall gain me, that it may be said,

Desert, not fancy, once a woman led.

8. False notion.

9. Something that pleases or entertains without real use or value.

London-pride is a pretty fancy for borders.

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Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

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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