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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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a
A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth; in the Ethiopic, ...

2

a-posteriori
A-POSTERIORI, [L. posterior, after.]Arguments a posteriori, are drawn from effect, consequences or ...

3

a-re
A-RE,

4

aam
AAM, n. A measure of liquids among the Dutch equal to 288 English pints.

5

aaronic
AARON'IC, a. Pertaining to Aaron, the Jewish High Priest, or to the priesthood of which he was the ...

6

ab
AB, In English names, is an abbreviation of Abbey or Abbot.AB, a prefix to words of Latin origin, ...

7

abacist
AB'ACIST, n. One that casts accounts; a calculator.

8

aback
ABACK, adv. [At, on or towards the back. See Back] Towards the back; on the back part; backward. ...

9

abacot
AB'ACOT, n. The cap of State, formerly used by English Kings, wrought into the figure of two ...

10

abactor
ABAC'TOR, n. [Latin from abigo, ab and ago, to drive.] In law, one that feloniously drives away or ...

11

abacus
AB'ACUS, n. [L. anything flat, as a cupboard, a bench, a slate, a table or board for games; Gr. ...

12

abada
AB'ADA, n. A wild animal of Africa, of the size of a steer, or half grown colt, having two horns ...

13

abaddon
ABAD'DON, n. [Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. to be lost, or destroyed, to perish.]1. The destroyer, or angel ...

14

abaft
AB'AFT, adv. or prep. [Sax. eft or aeft, again. Hence efter or aefter, after, subsequent; Sax. ...

15

abagun
AB'AGUN, n. The name of a fowl in Ethiopia, remarkable for its beauty and for a sort of horn, ...

16

abaisance
ABAISANCE, [See Obeisance.]

17

abalienation
ABALIENA'TION, n. The transferring of title to property. [See Alienation.]

18

abandon
ABAN'DON, v.t. [Fr. abandonner; Sp. and Port. abandonar; It. abbandonare; said to be from ban, and ...

19

abandoned
ABAN'DONED, pp. Wholly forsaken or deserted.2. Given up, as to a vice; hence, extremely wicked, or ...

20

abandoner
ABAN'DONER, n. One who abandons.

21

abandoning
ABAN'DONING, ppr. Forsaking or deserting wholly; renouncing; yielding one's self without ...

22

abandonment
ABAN'DONMENT, n. 1. A total desertion; a state of being forsaken.2. In commerce, the relinquishing ...

23

abanga
ABAN'GA, n. The ady; a species of Palmtree. [See Ady.]

24

abannition
ABANNI'TION, n. [Low Lat.]A banishment for one or two years for manslaughter. [Not used.]

25

abaptiston
ABAPTIS'TON, n. The perforating part of the trephine, an instrument used in trepanning.

26

abare
ABA'RE, v.t. [Sax abarian. See Bare.]To make bare; to uncover. [Not in use.]

27

abarticulation
ABARTICULA'TION, n. [See Articulate.]In anatomy, that species of articulation or structure of ...

28

abas
ABAS', n. A weight in Persia used in weighing pearls, one eighth less than the European carat.

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abase
ABA'SE, v.t. [Fr abaisser, from bas, low, or the bottom; W. bais; Latin and Gr. basis; Eng. base; ...

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abased
ABA'SED, pp. Reduced to a low state, humbled, degraded.In heraldry, it is used of the wings of ...

31

abasement
ABA'SEMENT, n. The act of humbling or bringing low; also a state of depression, degradation, or ...

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abash
ABASH', v.t. [Heb. and Ch. bosh, to be confounded, or ashamed.]To make the spirits to fall; to ...

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abashed
ABASH'ED, pp. Confused with shame; confounded; put to silence; followed by at.

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abashing
ABASH'ING, ppr. Putting to shame or confusion.

35

abashment
ABASH'MENT, n. Confusion from shame. [Little used.]

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abasing
ABA'SING, ppr. Humbling, depressing, bringing low.

37

abassi
ABAS'SI, or ABAS'SIS, n. A silver coin of Persia, of the value of twenty cents, about ten pence ...

38

abassis
ABAS'SI, or ABAS'SIS, n. A silver coin of Persia, of the value of twenty cents, about ten pence ...

39

abatable
ABA'TABLE, a. That may or can be abated; as an abatable writ or nuisance.

40

abate
ABA'TE, v.t. [Heb. Ch., to beat. The Saxon has the participle gebatod, abated. The prefix is sunk ...

41

abated
ABA'TED, pp. Lessened; decreased; destroyed; mitigated; defeated; remitted; overthrown.

42

abatement
ABA'TEMENT, n. 1. The act of abating; the state of being abated.2. A reduction, removing, or ...

43

abater
ABA'TER, n. The person or thing that abates.

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abating
ABA'TING, ppr. Pulling down, diminishing, defeating, remitting.

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abatis
AB'ATIS, Rubbish. In fortification, piles of trees, or branches of trees sharpened, and laid with ...

46

abator
ABA'TOR, n. A person who enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the ...

47

abattis
AB'ATTIS, n. [from beating or pulling down.]

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abature
AB'ATURE, n. [from abate.] Grass beaten or trampled down by a stag in passing.

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abb
ABB, n. Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence abb-wool is wool for the abb.

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abba
AB'BA, n. In the Chaldee and Syriac, a father, and figuratively a superior. appen.In the Syriac, ...

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abbacy
AB'BACY, n. [from abba, Low Lat, abbatia.] The dignity, rights and privileges of an abbot. It ...

52

abbatial
ABBA'TIAL, a.

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abbatical
ABBAT'ICAL, a. Belonging to an abbey.

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abbe
AB'BE, n. Ab'by, [from abba.]In a monastic sense, the same as an abbot; but more generally, a ...

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abbess
AB'BESS, n. [from abba.]A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having ...

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abbey
AB'BEY, n. plu. abbeys, [from abba.]A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from ...

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abbey-lubber
AB'BEY-LUBBER, n. A name given to monks, in contempt for their idleness.

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abbot
AB'BOT, n. [formerly abbat, from abba, latinized abbas, or from Heb. plural.] The superior or ...

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abbotship
AB'BOTSHIP, n. The state of an abbot.

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abbreuvoir
ABBREUVOIR, n. [Fr. from abreuver, to water.]Among masons, the joint between stones in a wall, to ...

61

abbreviate
ABBRE'VIATE, v.t. [from Latin abbrevio, brevio, from brevis, short]1. To shorten; to make shorter ...

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abbreviated
ABBRE'VIATED, pp. 1. Shortened; reduced in length; abridged.2. In botany an abbreviated perianth ...

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abbreviating
ABBRE'VIATING, ppr. Shortening; contracting in length or into a smaller compass.

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abbreviation
ABBREVIA'TION, n. 1. The act of shortening or contracting.2. A letter or a few letters used for ...

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abbreviator
ABBRE'VIATOR, n. One who abridges or reduces to a smaller compass.

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abbreviators
ABBRE'VIATORS, a college of seventy-two persons in the chancery of Rome, whose duty is to draw up ...

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abbreviatory
ABBRE'VIATORY, n. Shortening, contracting.

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abbreviature
ABBRE'VIATURE, n. A letter or character for shortening; an abridgment, a compend.

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abdals
AB'DALS, n. The name of certain fanatics in Persia, who, in excess of zeal, sometimes run into the ...

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abderite
AB'DERITE, n. An inhabitant of Abdera, a maritime town in Thrace. Democritus is so called, from ...

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abdicant
AB'DICANT, a. [See Abdicate.] Abdicating; renouncing.

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abdicate
AB'DICATE, v.t. [L. abdica; ab and dico, to dedicate, to bestow, but the literal primary sense of ...

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abdicated
AB'DICATED, pp. Renounced; relinquished without a formal resignation; abandoned.

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abdicating
AB'DICATING, ppr. Relinquishing without a formal resignation; abandoning.

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abdication
ABDICA'TION, n. 1. The act of abdicating; the abandoning of an office or trust, without a formal ...

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abdicative
AB'DICATIVE, a. Causing or implying abdication. [Little used.]

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abditive
AB'DITIVE, a. [L. abdo, to hide; ab and do.] Having the power or quality of hiding. [Little ...

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abditory
AB'DITORY, n. A place for secreting or preserving goods.

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abdomen
AB'DOMEN, or ABDO'MEN, n. [L. perhaps abdo and omentum.]1. The lower belly or that part of the ...

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abdominal
ABDOM'INAL, a. Pertaining to the lower belly.ABDOM'INAL, n. plu. abdominals. In ichthyology the ...

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abdominous
ABDOM'INOUS, a. Pertaining to the abdomen; having a large belly.

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abduce
ABDU'CE, v.t. [L. adduco, to lead away, of ab and duco, to lead. See Duke.]To draw from; to ...

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abducent
ABDU'CENT, a. Drawing from, pulling back; used of those muscles which pull back certain parts of ...

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abduction
ABDUC'TION, n. 1. In a general sense, the act of drawing apart, or carrying away.2. In surgery, ...

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abductor
ABDUC'TOR, n. In anatomy, a muscle which serves to withdraw, or pull back a certain part of the ...

86

abear
ABEA'R, v.t. abare, To bear; to behave. obs.

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abearance
ABEA'RANCE, n. [from abear, now disused from bear, to carry.] Behavior, demeanor. [Little used.]

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abecedarian
ABECEDA'RIAN, n. [a word formed from the first four letters of the alphabet.] One who teaches the ...

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abecedary
ABECE'DARY, a. Pertaining to, or formed by the letters of the alphabet.

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abed
ABED', adv. [See Bed.] On or in bed.

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abel-tree
ABE'LE or ABEL-TREE, n. An obsolete name of the while poplar. [See Poplar.]

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abele
ABE'LE or ABEL-TREE, n. An obsolete name of the while poplar. [See Poplar.]

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abelians
ABE'LIANS, ABELO'NIANS or A'BELITES, in Church history, a sect in Africa which arose in the reign ...

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abelites
ABE'LIANS, ABELO'NIANS or A'BELITES, in Church history, a sect in Africa which arose in the reign ...

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abelmosk
A'BELMOSK, n. A trivial name of a species of hibiscus, or Syrian mallow. The plant rises on a ...

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abelonians
ABE'LIANS, ABELO'NIANS or A'BELITES, in Church history, a sect in Africa which arose in the reign ...

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aberrance
ABER'RANCE, [L. aberrans, aberro, to wander from; of ab and ABER'RANCY, erro, to wander.]A ...

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aberrant
ABER'RANT, a. Wandering, straying from the right way. [Rarely used.]

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aberration
ABERRA'TION, n. [L. aberratio.] 1. The act of wandering from the right way; deviation from truth ...

100

aberring
ABER'RING, part, a. Wandering; going astray.

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aberruncate
ABERRUN'CATE, v.t. [L. averrunco.] To pull up by the roots; to extirpate utterly. [Not used.]

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abet
ABET' v.t. [Sax. betan, gebatan; properly to push forward, to advance; hence to amend, to revive, ...

103

abetment
ABET'MENT, n. The act of abetting.

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abetted
ABETTED, pp. Incited, aided, encouraged to a crime.

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abetting
ABETTING, ppr. Counselling, aiding or encouraging to a crime.

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abettor
ABETTOR, n. One who abets, or incites, aids or encourages another to commit a crime. In treason, ...

107

abevacuation
ABEVACUA'TION, n. [ab and evacuation.]In medicine, a partial evacuation of morbid humors of the ...

108

abeyance
ABEY'ANCE, n. pron. abayance. [Norm. abbaiaunce, or abaizance, in expectation; boyance, ...

109

abhor
ABHOR', v.t. [L abhorreo, of ab and horreo, to set up bristles, shiver or shake; to look ...

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abhorred
ABHOR'RED, pp. Hated extremely, detested.

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abhorrence
ABHOR'RENCE, n. Extreme hatred, detestation, great aversion.

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abhorrency
ABHOR'RENCY,

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abhorrent
ABHOR'RENT, a. 1. Hating, detesting, struck with abhorrence.2. Contrary, odious, inconsistent ...

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abhorrently
ABHOR'RENTLY, adv. With abhorrence.

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abhorrer
ABHOR'RER, n. One who abhors.

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abhorring
ABHOR'RING, ppr. Having great aversion, detesting. As a noun, it is used in Isaiah lxvi, for the ...

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abib
A'BIB, n. [Heb. swelling, protuberant. To produce the first or early fruit; a full grown ear of ...

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abide
ABI'DE, v. i. pert. and part. abode.abada, to be, or exist, to continue; W. bod, to be; to dwell, ...

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abider
ABI'DER, n. One who dwells or continues.

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abiding
ABI'DING, ppr. Dwelling; remaining; continuing; enduring; awaiting.ABI'DING, n. Continuance; ...

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abidingly
ABI'DINGLY, adv. In a manner to continue; permanently.

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ability
ABIL'ITY, n. [L. habilitas, ableness, fitness, from habeo, to have or hold.]1. Physical power, ...

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abintestate
ABINTEST'ATE, a. [L. ab and intestatus - dying without a will, from in and tester, to bear ...

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abject
ABJECT', v.t. To throw away; to cast out. Obs.

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abjectedness
ABJECT'EDNESS, n. A very low or despicable condition. [Little used.]

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abjection
ABJEC'TION, n. A state of being cast away, hence a low state; meanness of spirit; baseness.

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abjectly
AB'JECTLY, adv. In a contemptible manner; meanly; servilely.

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abjectness
AB'JECTNESS, n. the state of being abject; meanness; servility.

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abjuration
ABJURA'TION, n. [See Abjure.]1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as "an abjuration ...

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abjure
ABJU'RE, v.t. [L. abjuro, to deny upon oath, from ab and juro, to swear.]1. To renounce upon ...

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abjured
ABJU'RED, pp. Renounced upon oath; solemnly recanted.

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abjurer
ABJU'RER, n. One who abjures.

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abjuring
ABJU'RING, ppr. Renouncing upon oath; disclaiming with solemnity.

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abjurratory
ABJUR'RATORY, a. Containing abjuration

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ablactate
ABLAC'TATE, v.t. [L. ablacto; from ab and lac, milk.] to wean from the breast. [Little used.]

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ablactation
ABLACTA'TION, n. [L. ab and lae, milk. Lacto, to suckle.]1. In medical authors, the weaning of a ...

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ablaqueation
ABLAQUEA'TION, [L. ablaqueatio, from ab and laquear, a roof or covering.]A laying bare the roots of ...

138

ablation
ABLA'TION, n. [L. ab and latio, a carrying.]A carrying away. In medicine, the taking from the ...

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ablative
AB'LATIVE, a. [L.ablativus; L. ablatus, from aufero, to carry away, of ab and fero.]A word applied ...

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able
ABLE, a. a'bl. [L. habitis]1. Having physical power sufficient; having competent power or ...

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able-bodied
A'BLE-BODIED, a. Having a sound strong body, or a body of competent strength for service. In ...

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ablen
AB'LEN, or AB'LET, n. A small fresh water fish, the bleak.

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ableness
A'BLENESS, n. Ability of body or mind; force; vigor; capability.

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ablepsy
AB'LEPSY, n. Want of sight; blindness.

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abler
A'BLER, and A'BLEST, Comp. and superl. of able.

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ablest
A'BLER, and A'BLEST, Comp. and superl. of able.

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ablet
AB'LEN, or AB'LET, n. A small fresh water fish, the bleak.

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ablocate
AB'LOCATE, v.t. [L. abloco, ab and loco, to let our.] To let out; to lease.

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ablocation
ABLOCA'TION, n. A letter to hire.

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ablude
ABLU'DE, v.t. [L. abludo, ab and ludo, to play.]To be unlike; to differ. [Not used.]

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abluent
AB'LUENT, a. [L. abluo, to wash away; ab and luo, or lavo, to wash.]Washing clean; cleansing by ...

152

ablution
ABLU'TION, n. [L. ablutio, from ab and luo or lavo to wash.]1. In a general sense, the act of ...

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ably
A'BLY, adv. In an able manner; with great ability.

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abnegate
AB'NEGATE, v.t. To deny. [Not used.]

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abnegation
ABNEGA'TION, n. [L. abnego, to deny, from ab and nego; Eng. nay; L. nee, not.] A denial; a ...

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abnegator
AB'NEGATOR, n. One who denies, renounces, or opposes any thing.

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abnodation
ABNODA'TION, n. [L. abnodo; ab and nodus, a knot.] The act of cutting away the knots of trees.

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abnormity
ABNORM'ITY, n. [L. abnormis, irregular; ab and norma, a rule.] Irregularity; deformity. [Little ...

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abnormous
ABNORM'OUS, a. [L. abnormis, supra.] Irregular; deformed. [Little used.]

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aboard
ABOARD, adv. [a and board. See Board.] Within a ship, vessel, or boat.To go aboard, to enter a ...

161

abodance
ABO'DANCE, n. [from bode.] An omen. [Not used.]

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abode
ABO'DE, pret. of abideABO'DE, n. [See Abide.] 1. Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a ...

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abodement
ABO'DEMENT, n. [from body.] A secret anticipation of something future.

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aboding
ABO'DING, n. Presentiment; prognostication.

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abolish
ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.]1. To make void; to annul; to ...

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abolishable
ABOL'ISHABLE, a. That may be annulled, abrogated, or destroyed, as a law, rite, custom, &c.

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abolished
ABOL'ISHED, pp. annulled; repealed; abrogated, or destroyed.

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abolisher
ABOL'ISHER, n. One who abolishes.

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abolishing
ABOL'ISHING, ppr. Making void; annulling; destroying.

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abolishment
ABOL'ISHMENT, n. The act of annulling; abrogation; destruction.

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abolition
ABOLI'TION, n. abolishun. The act of abolishing; or the state of being abolished; an annulling; ...

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abominable
ABOM'INABLE, a. [See Abominate.] 1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome.2. This word is ...

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abominableness
ABOM'INABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being very odious; hatefulness.

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abominably
ABOM'INABLY, adv. 1. Very odiously; detestably; sinfully. 1Kings xxi.2. In vulgar language, ...

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abominate
ABOM'INATE, v.t. [L. abomino, supposed to be formed by ab and omen; to deprecate as ominous; may ...

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abominated
ABOM'INATED, pp. Hated utterly, detested; abhorred.

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abominating
ABOM'INATING, ppr. Abhorring; hating extremely.

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abomination
ABOMINA'TION, n. 1. Extreme hatred; detestation.2. The object of detestation, a common ...

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abord
ABO'RD, n. [Fr. See Border.] Literally, arrival, but used for first appearance, manner of ...

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aborea
ABO'REA, n. A species of duck, called by Edwards, the black-bellied whistling duck. This fowl is ...

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aboriginal
ABORIG'INAL, a. [L. ab and origo, origin. See Origin.]First; original; primitive; aboriginal ...

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aborinines
ABORIN'INES, n. plur. Aboriginals - but not an English word.It may be well to let it pass into ...

183

aborsement
ABORSEMENT, n. abors'ment. [See Abort.]Abortion. [Not in use.]

184

abort
ABORT', v.i. [L. aborto; ab and ortus, orior.]To miscarry in birth. [Not in use.]ABORT', n. an ...

185

abortion
ABOR'TION, n. [L. abortio, a miscarriage; usually deduced from ab and orior.]1. The act of ...

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abortive
ABOR'TIVE, a. 1. Brought forth in an immature state; failing, or coming to naught, before it is ...

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abortively
ABOR'TIVELY, adv. Immaturely; in an untimely manner.

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abortiveness
ABOR'TIVENESS, n. The state of being abortive; a failing in the progress to perfection or ...

189

abortment
ABORT'MENT, n. An untimely birth.

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abound
ABOUND', v. i. [L. abundo. If this word is from L. unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its ...

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abounding
ABOUND'ING, ppr. Having in great plenty; being in great plenty, being very prevalent; generally ...

192

about
ABOUT', prep. [Gr. butan, without, [see but,] literally, around, on the outside.]1. Around; on the ...

193

above
ABOVE', prep.1. Literally, higher in place.The fowls that fly above the earth. Gen. i. 20.2. ...

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above-cited
ABOVE-CITED, Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing.

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above-ground
ABOVE-GROUND, Alive, not buried.

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above-mentioned
ABOVE-MENTIONED, Mentioned before. A. Bp. Abbrev. for Archbishop.

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abracadabra
ABRACADAB'RA, The name of a deity worshipped by the Syrians: a cabalistic word. The letters of ...

198

abrade
ABRA'DE, v.t. [L. abrado, to scrape, from rado.]To rub or wear off; to waste by friction; used ...

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abraded
ABRA'DED, pp. Rubbed or worn off; worn; scraped.

200

abrading
ABRA'DING, ppr. Rubbing off; wearing.

201

abrahamic
ABRAHAM'IC, a. Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch, as Abrahamic Covenant.

202

abrasion
ABRA'SION, n. abra'zhun. The act of wearing or rubbing off; also substance worn off by attrition.

203

abreast
ABREAST', adv. abrest', [from a and breast.]1. Side by side; with the breasts in a line.Two men ...

204

abridge
ABRIDGE', v.t. abridj', [G. short, or its root, from the root of break or a verb of that ...

205

abridged
ABRIDG'ED, pp. Made shorter; epitomized; reduced to a smaller compass; lessened; deprived.

206

abridger
ABRIDG'ER, n. One who abridges; one who makes a compend.

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abridging
ABRIDG'ING, ppr. shortening; lessening; depriving; debarring.

208

abridgment
ABRIDG'MENT, n. 1. An epitome; a compend, or summary of a book.2. Diminution; contraction; ...

209

abroach
ABROACH, adv. [See Broach.]Broached; letter out or yielding liquor, or in a posture for letting ...

210

abroad
ABROAD, adv. abrawd'. [See Broad]In a general sense, at large; widely; not confined to narrow ...

211

abrogate
AB'ROGATE, v.t. [L abrago, to repeal. from ab and rogo, to ask or propose. See the English reach. ...

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abrogated
AB'ROGATED, pp. Repealed; annulled by an act of authority.

213

abrogating
AB'ROGATING, ppr. Repealing by authority; making void.

214

abrogation
ABROGA'TION, n. the act of abrogating; a repeal of authority of the legislative power.

215

abrood
ABROOD', adv. [See Brood.] In the action of brooding. [Not in use.]

216

abrooding
ABROOD'ING, n. A sitting abrood. [Not in use.]

217

abrook
ABROOK', v.t. To brook, to endure. [Not in use. See Brook.]

218

abrotanum
ABRO'TANUM, n. A species of plant arranged under the Genus, Artemisia; called also southern wood.

219

abrupt
ABRUPT', a. [L. abruptus, from abrumpo, to break off, of ab and rumpo. See Rupture.]1. ...

220

abruption
ABRUP'TION, n. A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.

221

abruptly
ABRUPT'LY, adv. suddenly; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; as, the Minister left ...

222

abruptness
ABRUPT'NESS, n. 1. A state of being broken; craggedness; steepness.2. Figuratively, suddenness; ...

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abscess
AB'SCESS, n. [L. abscessus, from ab and cedo, to go from.]An imposthume. A collection of morbid ...

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abscind
ABSCIND', vt. [L. abscindo.] To cut off. [Little used.]

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absciss
AB'SCISS, n. [L. abscissus, from ab and scindere, to cut; See Scissors.]In conics, a part of the ...

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abscission
ABSCIS'SION, n. [See Absciss.]1. A cutting off, or a begin cut off. In surgery, the separation of ...

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abscond
ABSCOND', v.i. [L. abscondo, to hide, of abs and condo, to hide, i.e. to withdraw, or to thrust ...

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absconder
ABSCOND'ER, n. One who withdraws from public notice, or conceals himself from public view.

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absconding
ABSCOND'ING, ppr. Withdrawing privately from public view; as, an absconding debtor, who confines ...

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absence
AB'SENCE, n. [L. absens, from absum, abesse, to be away; ab and sum.]1. A state of being at a ...

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absent
AB'SENT, a. 1. Not present; not in company; at such a distance as to prevent communication. It ...

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absentee
ABSENTEE', n. One who withdraws from his country, office or estate; one who removed to a distant ...

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absenter
ABSENT'ER, n. One who absents himself.

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absentment
ABSENT'MENT, n. A state of being absent.

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absinthian
ABSINTH'IAN, a. [from absinthium.] Of the nature of wormwood.

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absinthiated
ABSINTH'IATED, a. Impregnated with wormwood.

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absinthium
ABSINTH'IUM, n. Budaeus in his commentaries on Theophrast, supposes the word composed of a priv. ...

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absis
AB'SIS, In astronomy. [See Apsis.]

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absolute
AB'SOLUTE, a. [L. absolutus. See Absolve.]1. Literally, in a general sense, free, independent of ...

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absolutely
AB'SOLUTELY, adv. 1. Completely, wholly, as a thing is absolutely unintelligible.2. Without ...

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absoluteness
AB'SOLUTENESS, n. Independence, completeness in itself.2. Despotic authority, or that which is ...

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absolution
ABSOLU'TION, n. In the civil law, an acquittal or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person ...

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absolutory
AB'SOLUTORY, a. Absolving; that absolves.

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absolvatory
ABSOLV'ATORY, a. [from absolve.] Containing absolution, pardon, or release; having power to ...

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absolve
ABSOLVE', v.t. abzolv', [L. absolvo, from ab and solvo, to loose or release; to absolve, to ...

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absolved
ABSOLV'ED, pp. Released; acquitted; remitted; declared innocent.

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absolver
ABSOLV'ER, n. One who absolves; also one that pronounces sin to be remit.

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absolving
ABSOLV'ING, ppr. Setting free from a debt, or charge; acquitting; remitting.

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absonant
AB'SONANT, a. [See absonous.] Wide from the purpose; contrary to reason.

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absonous
AB'SONOUS, a. [L. absonus; ab and sonus, sound.] Unmusical or untunable

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absorb
ABSORB', v.t. [L. absorbeo, ab and sorbeo, to drink in; to draw or drink in; whence sirup, ...

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absorbability
ABSORBABIL'ITY, n. a state or quality of being absorbable.

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absorbable
ABSORB'ABLE, a. That may be imbibed or swallowed.

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absorbed
ABSORB'ED, or ABSORPT', pp. Imbibed; swallowed; wasted; engaged; lost in study; wholly engrossed.

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absorbent
ABSORB'ENT, a. Imbibing; swallowing.ABSORB'ENT, n. In anatomy, a vessel which imbibes, as the ...

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absorbing
ABSORB'ING, ppr. Imbibing; engrossing; wasting.

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absorpt
ABSORB'ED, or ABSORPT', pp. Imbibed; swallowed; wasted; engaged; lost in study; wholly engrossed.

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absorption
ABSORP'TION, n. 1. The act or process of imbibing or swallowing; either by water which ...

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absorptive
ABSORP'TIVE, a. Having power to imbibe.

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abstain
ABSTA'IN, v.i. [L. abstineo, to keep from; abs and teneo, to hold. See Tenant.]In a general ...

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abstemious
ABSTE'MIOUS, a. [L. abstemium, from abs and temetum, an ancient name of strong wine, according to ...

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abstemiously
ABSTE'MIOUSLY, adv. Temperately; with a sparing use of meat or drink.

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abstemiousness
ABSTE'MIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being temperate or sparing in the use of food and strong ...

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absterge
ABSTERGE', v.t. abstery'. [L. abstergeo, of abs and tergeo, to wipe. Tergeo may have a common ...

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abstergent
ABSTERG'ENT, a. Wiping; cleansing.ABSTERG'ENT, n. a medicine which frees the body from ...

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abstersion
ABSTER'SION, n. [from L. abstergeo, abstersus.] The act of wiping clean; or a cleansing by ...

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abstersive
ABSTER'SIVE, a. Cleansing; having the quality of removing obstructions. [See Detersive.]

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abstinence
AB'STINENCE, n. [L. abstinentia. See Abstain.] 1. In general, the act or practice of ...

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abstinent
AB'STINENT, a. Refraining from indulgence, especially in the use of food and drink.

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abstinently
AB'STINENTLY, adv. With abstinence.

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abstinents
AB'STINENTS, a sect which appeared in France and Spain in the third century, who opposed marriage, ...

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abstract
ABSTRACT', v.t. [L. abstraho, to draw from or separate; from abs and traho, which is the Eng. ...

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abstracted
ABSTRACT'ED, pp. Separated; refined; exalted; abstruse; absent in mind.

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abstractedly
ABSTRACT'EDLY, adv. In a separate state, or in contemplation only.

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abstractedness
ABSTRACT'EDNESS, n. the state of being abstracted.

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abstracter
ABSTRACT'ER, n. One who makes an abstract, or summary.

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abstracting
ABSTRACT'ING, ppr. Separating, making a summary.

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abstraction
ABSTRAC'TION, n. 1. The act of separating, or state of being separated.2. The operation of the ...

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abstractitious
ABSTRACTI'TIOUS particularly from vegetables, without fermentation.

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abstractive
ABSTRACT'IVE, a. Having the power or quality of abstracting.ABSTRACT'IVE, a. Abstracted, or drawn ...

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abstractly
AB'STRACTLY, adv. separately; absolutely; in a state or manner unconnected with any thing else; ...

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abstractness
AB'STRACTNESS, n. A separate state; a state of being in contemplation only, or not connected with ...

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abstrude
ABSTRU'DE, v.t. [Infra.] To thrust or pull away. [Not used.]

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abstruse
ABSTRU'SE, a. [L. abstrusus, from abstrudo, to thrust away, to conceal; abs and trudo; Eng. to ...

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abstrusely
ABSTRU'SELY, adv. In a concealed; hence, remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or ...

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absurd
ABSURD', a. [L. absurdus, from ab and surdus, deaf, insensible.] Opposed to manifest truth; ...

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absurdity
ABSURD'ITY, n. 1. The quality of being inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound ...

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absurdly
ABSURD'LY, adv. In a manner inconsistent with reason or obvious propriety.

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absurdness
ABSURD'NESS, n. The same as absurdity, and less used.

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abtruseness
ABTRU'SENESS, n. Obscurity of meaning; the state of quality of being difficult to be understood.

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abundance
ABUND'ANCE, n. Great plenty; an overflowing quantity; ample sufficiency; in strictness applicable ...

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abundant
ABUND'ANT, a. Plentiful; in great quantity; fully sufficient; as an abundant supply. In ...

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abundantly
ABUND'ANTLY, adv. Fully; amply; plentifully; in a sufficient degree.

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abusage
ABU'SAGE, n. Abuse. [Not used.]

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abuse
ABU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. abutor, abusus of ab and utor, to use; Gr. to accustom. See Use.]1. To ...

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abused
ABU'SED, pp. s as z. Ill-used; used to a bad purpose; treated with rude language; misemployed; ...

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abuseful
ABU'SEFUL, a. Using or practicing abuse; abusive. [Not used.]

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abuser
ABU'SER, n. s as z. One who abuses, in speech or behavior; one that deceives; a ravisher; a ...

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abusing
ABU'SING, ppr. s as z. Using ill; employing to bad purposes; deceiving; violating the person; ...

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abusion
ABU'SION, n. abu'zhon. Abuse; evil or corrupt usage; reproach. [Little used.]

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abusive
ABU'SIVE, a. 1. Practicing abuse; offering harsh words, or ill treatment; as an abusive author; ...

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abusively
ABU'SIVELY, adv. In an abusive manner; rudely; reproachfully.

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abusiveness
ABU'SIVENESS, n. Ill-usage; the quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the ...

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abut
ABUT', v.i. To border upon; to be contiguous to; to meet; in strictness, to adjoin to at the end; ...

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abutment
ABUT'MENT, n. 1. The head or end; that which unites one end of a thing to another; chiefly used ...

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abuttal
ABUT'TAL, n. The butting or boundary of land at the end; a head-land.

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aby
ABY', v.t. or i. [Probably contracted from abide.] To endure; to pay dearly; to remain. Obs.

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abysm
ABYSM', n. abyzm'. [See Abyss.] A gulf.

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abyss
ABYSS', n. [Gr. bottomless, from a priv. and bottom, Ion. See Bottom.] 1. A bottomless gulf; ...

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abyssinian
ABYSSIN'IAN, a. A name denoting a mixed multitude or a black race.

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abyssinians
ABYSSIN'IANS, n. A sect of christians in Abyssinia, who admit but one nature in Jesus Christ, and ...

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ac
AC, in Saxon, oak, the initial syllable of names, as acton, oaktown.

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acacalot
ACAC'ALOT, n. A Mexican fowl, the Tantalus Mexicanus, or

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acacia
ACA'CIA, n. [L. acacia, a thorn, from Gr., a point.]Egyptian thorn, a species of plant ranked by ...

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acacians
ACA'CIANS, in Church History, were certain sects, so denominated from their leaders, Acacius, ...

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academe
ACADE'ME; n. an academy; a society of persons. [Not used.]

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academial
ACADE'MIAL, a Pertaining to an academy.

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academian
ACADE'MIAN, n. A member of an academy; a student in a university or college.

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academic
ACADEM'IC, a. Belonging to an academy, or to a college or ACADEM'ICAL, university - as academic ...

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academically
ACADEM'ICALLY, adv. In an academical manner.

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academician
ACADEMI'CIAN, n. a member of an academy, or society for promoting arts and sciences; particularly, ...

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academism
ACAD'EMISM, n. The doctrine of the academic philosophy.

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academist
ACAD'EMIST, n. a member of an Academy for promoting arts and sciences; also an academic ...

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academy
ACAD'EMY, n. [L. academia.] Originally, it is said, a garden, grove, or villa, near Athens, ...

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acalot
AC'ALOT, Corvusaquaticus, water raven.

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acamacu
ACAMAC'U, n. A bird, the Brazilian fly catcher, or Todus.

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acanaceous
ACANA'CEOUS, a acana'shus. [Gr. a prickly shrub.]Armed with prickles. A class of plants are ...

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acantha
ACANTH'A, n. [Gr. a spine or thorn.]In botany, a prickle; in zoology, a spine or prickly fin; an ...

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acanthaceous
ACANTHA'CEOUS, a. Armed with prickles, as a plant.

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acantharis
ACAN'THARIS, n. In entomology, a species of Cimex, with a spinous thorax, and a ciliated abdomen, ...

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acanthine
ACANTH'INE, a [See acanthus.]Pertaining to the plant, acanthus. The acanthine garments of the ...

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acanthopterygious
ACANTHOPTERYG'IOUS, a [Gr. a thorn, and a little feather, from a feather.]In zoology, having back ...

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acanthus
ACANTH'US, n. [G. and L. acanthus, from a prickle or thorn. See acantha.]1. The plant bear's ...

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acanticone
ACAN'TICONE, n. See Pistacite.

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acarnar
ACARN'AR, n. A bright star, of the first magnitude, in Eridanus.

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acatalectic
ACATALEC'TIC, n. [Gr. not defective at the end, to cease.] A verse, which has the complete number ...

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acatalepsy
ACAT'ALEPSY, n. [Gr. to comprehend.]Impossibility of complete discovery or comprehension; ...

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acatechill
ACAT'ECHILL, n. a Mexican bird, a species of Fringilla, of the size of the siskin.

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acater
ACATER, ACATES. See Caterer and Cates.

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acates
ACATER, ACATES. See Caterer and Cates.

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acauline
ACAU'LINE, a. [L. a priv. and caulis, Gr. a stalk. See ACAU'LOUS, Colewort.]In botany, without a ...

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accede
ACCE'DE, v.i. [L. accedo, of ad and cedo, to yield or give place, or rather to move.]1. To agree ...

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acceding
ACCE'DING, ppr. Agreeing; assenting: becoming a party to a treaty by agreeing to the terms ...

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accelerate
ACCEL'ERATE, v.t. [L. accelero, of ad and celero, to hasten, from celer, quick.1. To cause to ...

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accelerated
ACCEL'ERATED, pp. Quickened in motion; hastened in progress.

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accelerating
ACCEL'ERATING, ppr. Hastening; increasing velocity or progression.

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acceleration
ACCELERA'TION, n. The act of increasing velocity or progress; the state of being quickened in ...

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accelerative
ACCEL'ERATIVE, a. Adding to velocity; quickening progression.

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acceleratory
ACCEL'ERATORY, a Accelerating; quickening motion.

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accend
ACCEND', v.t. [L. accendo, to kindle; ad and candeo, caneo, to be white, canus, white; W. can, ...

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accendibility
ACCENDIBIL'ITY, n. Capacity of being kindled, or of becoming inflamed.

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accendible
ACCEND'IBLE, a. Capable OF being inflamed or kindled.

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accension
ACCEN'SION, n. The act of kindling or setting on fire; or the state of being kindled; ...

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accent
AC'CENT, n. [L. accentus, from ad and cano, cantum, to sing; See Accend.]1. The modulation of the ...

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accented
AC'CENTED, pp. Uttered with accent; marked with accent.

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accenting
AC'CENTING, ppr. Pronouncing or marking with accent.

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accentual
ACCENT'UAL, a. Pertaining to accent.

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accentuate
ACCENT'UATE, v.t. To mark or pronounce with an accent or with accents.

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accentuation
ACCENTUA'TION, n. The act of placing accents in writing, or of pronouncing them in speaking.

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accept
ACCEPT', v.t. [L. accepto, from accipio, ad and capio, to take.]1. To take or receive what is ...

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acceptable
ACCEPT'ABLE, a. 1. That may be received with pleasure; hence pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; ...

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acceptableness
ACCEPT'ABLENESS, n. the quality of being agreeable to a ACCEPTABIL'ITY, receiver, or to a person ...

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acceptably
ACCEPT'ABLY, adv. In a manner to please, or give satisfaction.Let us have grace whereby we may ...

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acceptance
ACCEPT'ANCE, n. 1. A receiving with approbation or satisfaction; favorable reception; as work ...

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acceptation
ACCEPTA'TION, n. 1. Kind reception; a receiving with favor or approbation.This is a saying worthy ...

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accepted
ACCEPT'ED, pp. Kindly received; regarded; agreed to; understood; received as a bill of exchange.

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accepter
ACCEPT'ER, OR ACCEPT'OR, n. A person who accepts; the person who receives a bill of exchange so as ...

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accepting
ACCEPT'ING, ppr. Receiving favorably; agreeing to; understanding.

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acception
ACCEP'TION, n. The received sense of a word. [Not now used.]

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acceptive
ACCEPT'IVE, a. Ready to accept. [Not used.]

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acceptor
ACCEPT'ER, OR ACCEPT'OR, n. A person who accepts; the person who receives a bill of exchange so as ...

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access
ACCESS', n. [L. accessus, from accedo. See Accede.]1. A coming to; near approach; admittance; ...

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accessarily
ACCESSARILY, See ACCESSORILY.

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accessariness
ACCESSARINESS, See ACCESSORINESS

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accessary
ACCESSARY, See ACCESSORY.

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accessibility
ACCESSIBIL'ITY, n. The quality of being approachable; or of admitting access.

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accessible
ACCESS'IBLE, a. 1. That may be approached or reached; approachable; applied to things; as an ...

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accession
ACCESS'ION, n. [L. accessio.] 1. A coming to; an acceding to and joining; as a king's accession ...

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accessional
ACCESS'IONAL, a. Additional

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accessorial
ACCESSO'RIAL, a. Pertaining to an accessory; as accessorial agency, accessorial guilt.

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accessorily
AC'CESSORILY, adv. [See Accessory.] In the manner of an accessory; by subordinate means, or in a ...

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accessoriness
AC'CESSORINESS, n. The state of being accessory, or of being or acting in a secondary character.

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accessory
AC'CESSORY, a. [L. Accessorius, from accessus, accedo. See Accede. This word is accented on the ...

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accidence
AC'CIDENCE, n. [See Accident.] A small book containing the rudiments of grammar.

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accident
AC'CIDENT, n. [L. accidens, falling, from ad and cado, to fall. See Case and Cadence. Class ...

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accidental
ACCIDENT'AL, a. 1. Happening by chance, or rather unexpectedly; casual; fortuitous, taking place ...

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accidentally
ACCIDENT'ALLY, adv. By chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.

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accidentalness
ACCIDENT'ALNESS, n. The quality of being casual. [Little used.]

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accidentiary
ACCIDEN'TIARY, a. Pertaining to the accidence. [Not used.]

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accipiter
ACCIP'ITER, n. [L. ad and capio, to seize.]1. A name given to a fish, the milvus or lucerna, a ...

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accipitrine
ACCIP'ITRINE, a. Seizing; rapacious; as the accipitrine order of fowls.

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accite
ACCI'TE v.t. [L. adand cito, to cite.] To call; to cite; to summon. [Not used.]

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acclaim
ACCLA'IM v.t. [L acclamo, ad and clamo, to cry out. See Claim, Clamor.] To applaud. [Little ...

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acclamation
ACCLAMA'TION, n. [L. acclamatio. See acclaim.]A shout of applause uttered by a multitude. ...

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acclamatory
ACCLAM'ATORY, a. Expressing joy or applause by shouts, or clapping of hands.

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acclimated
ACCLI'MATED, a. Habituated to a foreign climate, or a climate not native; so far accustomed to a ...

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acclivity
ACCLIV'ITY, n. [L. acclivus, acclivis, ascending, from ad and clivus, an ascent. A slope or ...

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acclivous
ACCLI'VOUS, a. Rising, as a hill with a slope.

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accloy
ACCLOY', To fill; to stuff; to fill to satiety. [Not used.] [See Clay.]

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accoil
ACCOIL', [See Coil.]

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accola
AC'COLA, n. A delicate fish eaten at Malta.

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accolade
ACCOLA'DE, n. [L. ad and collum, neck.] A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood; but ...

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accommodable
ACCOM'MODABLE, a. [See Accommodate.]That may be fitted, made suitable, or made to agree. [Little ...

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accommodate
ACCOM'MODATE, v.t. [L. accommodo, to apply or suit, from ad and commodo, to profit or help; of ...

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accommodated
ACCOM'MODATED, pp. fitted; adjusted; adapted; applied; also furnished with conveniences.We are ...

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accommodately
ACCOM'MODATELY, adv. Suitable; fitly. [Little used.]

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accommodateness
ACCOM'MODATENESS, n. fitness. [Little used.]

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accommodating
ACCOM'MODATING, ppr. Adapting; making suitable; reconciling; furnishing with conveniences; ...

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accommodation
ACCOMMODA'TION, n. 1. Fitness; adaptation; followed by to.The organization of the body with ...

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accommodator
ACCOM'MODATOR, n. One that accommodates; one that adjusts.

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accompanable
ACCOM'PANABLE, a. [See Accompany.] sociable. [Not used.]

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accompanied
ACCOM'PANIED, pp. Attended; joined with in society.

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accompaniment
ACCOM'PANIMENT, n. Something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added by way of ornament ...

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accompanist
ACCOM'PANIST, n. The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.

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accompany
ACCOM'PANY, v.t. [See Company.]1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, ...

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accompanying
ACCOM'PANYING, ppr. Attending; going with as a companion.

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accomplice
ACCOM'PLICE, n. [L. complicatus, folded together, of con, with, and plico, to fold. See Complex ...

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accomplish
ACCOM'PLISH, v.t. [L. compleo, to complete. See Complete.] 1. To complete; to finish ...

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accomplished
ACCOM'PLISHED, pp. 1. Finished; completed; fulfilled; executed; effected.2. a. Well endowed ...

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accomplisher
ACCOM'PLISHER, n. One who accomplishes.

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accomplishing
ACCOM'PLISHING, ppr. finishing; completing; fulfilling; executing; effecting; furnishing with ...

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accomplishment
ACCOM'PLISHMENT, n.1. Completion; fulfillment; entire performance; as the accomplishment of a ...

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accompt
ACCOMPT', obs. [See Account.]

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accomptant
ACCOMPT'ANT, Obs. [See Accountant.]

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accord
ACCORD', n.The Lat. has concors, concordo. 1. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence ...

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accordable
ACCORD'ABLE, a. Agreeable, consonant.

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accordant
ACCORD'ANT, a. Corresponding; consonant; agreeable.

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accorded
ACCORD'ED, pp. Make to agree; adjusted.

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accorder
ACCORD'ER, n. One that aids, or favors. [Little used.]

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according
ACCORD'ING, ppr. 1. Agreeing; harmonizing.Th' according music of a well mixt state.2. Suitable; ...

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accordingly
ACCORD'INGLY, adv. Agreeably; suitably; in a manner conformable to.Those who live in faith and ...

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accorporate
ACCORP'ORATE, v.t. To unite; [Not in use.] [See Incorporate.]

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accost
ACCOST', v.t. 1. To approach; to draw near; to come side by side, or face to face. [Not in ...

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accostable
ACCOST'ABLE, a. Ease of access; familiar.

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accosted
ACCOST'ED, pp. Address; first spoken to. In heraldry, being side by side.

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accosting
ACCOST'ING, ppr. Addressing by first speaking to.

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accoucheur
ACCOUCHEUR, n. accoshare. A man who assists women in childbirth.

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account
ACCOUNT', n.1. A sum stated on paper; a registry of a debt or credit; of debts and credits, or ...

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accountability
ACCOUNTABIL'ITY, n. 1. The state of being liable to answer for one's conduct; liability to give ...

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accountable
ACCOUNT'ABLE, a.1. Liable to be called to account; answerable to a superior.Every man is ...

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accountableness
ACCOUNT'ABLENESS, n. Liableness to answer or to give account; the state of being answerable, or ...

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accountant
ACCOUNT'ANT, n. One skilled in mercantile accounts; more generally, a person who keeps accounts; ...

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accountbook
ACCOUNT'BOOK, n. A book in which accounts are kept.

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accounted
ACCOUNT'ED, pp. Esteemed; deemed; considered; regarded; valued.Accounted for, explained.

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accounting
ACCOUNT'ING, ppr. Deeming; esteeming; reckoning; rendering an account.Accounting for, rendering an ...

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accouple
ACCOUPLE, v.t. accup'ple. To couple; to join or link together. [See Couple.]

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accouplement
ACCOUPLEMENT, n. accup'plement. A coupling, a connecting in pairs; junction. [Little used.]

448

accourage
ACCOUR'AGE, v.t. accur'age. [See Courage.] To encourage. [Not used.]

449

accourt
ACCOURT, v.t. [See Court.] To entertain with courtesy. [Not used.]

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accouter
ACCOUTER, v.t. acoot'erIn a general sense, to dress; to equip, but appropriately, to array in a ...

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accoutered
ACCOUT'ERED, pp. Dressed in arms; equipped.

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accoutering
ACCOUT'ERING, ppr. Equipping with military habiliments.

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accouterments
ACCOUT'ERMENTS, n. plu. 1. Dress; equipage; furniture for the body; appropriately, military dress ...

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accoy
ACCOY', v.t. To render quiet or diffident; to soothe; to caress. [Obs.]

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accredit
ACCRED'IT, v.t. [L. ad and credo, to believe, or give faith to. See Credit.]To give credit, ...

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accreditation
ACCREDITA'TION, n. That which gives title to credit. [Little used.]

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accredited
ACCRED'ITED, pp. Allowed; received with reputation; authorized in a public character.

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accrediting
ACCRED'ITING, ppr. Giving authority or reputation.

459

accrescent
ACCRES'CENT,a. [See Accretion.] Increasing.

460

accretion
ACCRE'TION, n. [Lat. accretio, increase; accres'co, to increase, literally, to grow to; ad and ...

461

accretive
ACCRE'TIVE, a. Increasing by growth; growing; adding to be growth; as the accretive motion of ...

462

accroach
ACCROACH, v.i.1. To hook, or draw to, as with a hook; but in this sense not used.2. To encroach; ...

463

accrue
ACCRUE, v.i. accru'. [L. accresco, cresco.]Literally, to grow to; hence to arise, proceed or ...

464

accruing
ACCRU'ING, ppr. Growing to; arising; coming; being added.

465

accrument
ACCRU'MENT, n. Addition; increase. [Little used.]

466

accubation
ACCUBA'TION, n. [L. accubatio, a reclingin, from ad and cubo, to lie down. See Cube.]A lying or ...

467

accumb
ACCUMB', v.i. [L. accumbo; ad and cubo.] To recline as at table. [Not used.]

468

accumbency
ACCUM'BENCY, n. State of being accumbent or reclining.

469

accumbent
ACCUM'BENT, a. [L. accumbens, accumbo, from cubo. See Accubation.] Leaning or reclining, as the ...

470

accumulate
ACCU'MULATE, v.t. [L. accumulo, ad and cumulo, to heap; cumulus a heap.]1. To heap up; to pile; ...

471

accumulated
ACCU'MULATED, pp. Collected into a heap or great quantity.

472

accumulating
ACCU'MULATING, ppr. Heaping up; amassing; increasing greatly.

473

accumulation
ACCUMULA'TION,n. 1. The act of accumulating; the state of being accumulated; an amassing; a ...

474

accumulative
ACCU'MULATIVE, a. That accumulates; heaping up; accumulating.

475

accumulator
ACCU'MULATOR, n. One that accumulates, gathers, or amasses.

476

accuracy
AC'CURACY,n. [L. accuratio, from accurare, to take care of; ad and curare, to take care; cura, ...

477

accurate
AC'CURATE, a. [L. accuratus.] 1. In exact conformity to truth, or to a standard or rule, or to a ...

478

accurately
AC'CURATELY, adv. 1. Exactly; in an accurate manner; with precision; without error or defect; as ...

479

accurateness
AC'CURATENESS, n. Accuracy; exactness; nicety; precision.

480

accurse
ACCURSE, v.t. accurs', [ Ac for ad and curse.] To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or ...

481

accursed
ACCURS'ED, pp. or a. 1. Doomed to destruction or misery:The city shall be accursed. John 6.2. ...

482

accusable
ACCU'SABLE,a. That may be accused; chargeable with a crime; blamable; liable to censure; followed ...

483

accusant
ACCU'SANT, n. One who accuses.

484

accusation
ACCUSA'TION, n. 1. The act of charging with a crime or offense; the act of accusing of any wrong ...

485

accusative
ACCU'SATIVE, a. A term given to a case of nouns, in Grammars, on which the action of a verb ...

486

accusatively
ACCU'SATIVELY, adv. 1. In an accusative manner.2. In relation to the accusative case in Grammar.

487

accusatory
ACCU'SATORY, a. Accusing; containing an accusation; as an accusatory libel.

488

accuse
ACCU'SE, v.t. [L. accuso, to blame or accuse; ad and causor, to blame, or accuse; causa, blame, ...

489

accused
ACCU'SED, pp. Charged with a crime, by a legal process; charged with an offense; blamed.

490

accuser
ACCU'SER, n. One who accuses or blames; an officer who prefers an accusation against another for ...

491

accusing
ACCU'SING, ppr. Charging with a crime; blaming.

492

accustom
ACCUS'TOM, v.t.To make familiar by use; to form a habit by practice; to habituate or inure; as to ...

493

accustomable
ACCUS'TOMABLE, a. Of long custom; habitual; customary. [Little used.]

494

accustomably
ACCUS'TOMABLY, adv. According to custom or habit. [Little used.]

495

accustomance
ACCUS'TOMANCE, n. custom; habitual use or practice. [Not used.]

496

accustomarily
ACCUS'TOMARILY, adv. According to custom or common practice. [See Customarily.] [Little used.]

497

accustomary
ACCUS'TOMARY, a. Usual; customary [See Customary.] [Little used.]

498

accustomed
ACCUS'TOMED, pp. 1. Being familiar by use; habituated; inured.2. a. Usual; often practiced; as ...

499

accustoming
ACCUS'TOMING, ppr. Making familiar by practice; inuring.

500

ace
ACE, n. [L. as, a unit or pound; G. ass.]1. A unit; a single point on a card or die; or the card ...

501

aceetate
ACE'ETATE, n. [See Acid.] In chimistry, a neutral salt formed by the union of the acetic acid, or ...

502

aceldama
ACEL'DAMA, n. A field said to have laid south of Jerusalem, the same as the potters field, ...

503

acephalous
ACEPH'ALOUS, a. [Gr. a priv., a head.]Without a head, headless. In history, the term Acephali, or ...

504

acephalus
ACEPH'ALUS, n. an obsolete name of the taenia or tape worm, which was formerly supposed to have no ...

505

acerb
ACERB', a. [L. acerbus; G. herbe, harsh, sour, tart, bitter, rough, whence herbst autumn, ...

506

acerbity
ACERB'ITY, n. 1. A sourness, with roughness, or astringency.2. Figuratively, harshness or ...

507

aceric
ACER'IC, a. [L. acer, a maple tree.]Pertaining to the maple; obtained from the maple, as aceric ...

508

acerous
AC'EROUS, a. [L. acerosus, chaffy, from acus, chaff or a point.]1. In botany, chaffy; resembling ...

509

acescency
ACES'CENCY, n. [L. acescens, turning sour, from acesco. See Acid.] A turning sour by spontaneous ...

510

acescent
ACES'CENT, a. Turning sour; becoming tart or acid by spontaneous decomposition. Hence slightly ...

511

aceste
ACES'TE, n. In entomology, a species of papilio or butterfly, with subdentated wings, found in ...

512

acestis
ACES'TIS, n. A factitious sort of chrysocolla, made of Cyprian verdigris, urine, and niter.

513

acetabulum
ACETAB'ULUM, n. [L. from acetum, vinegar. See Acid.] Among the Romans a vinegar cruse or like ...

514

acetary
AC'ETARY, n. [See Acid.] an acid pulpy substance in certain fruits, as the pear, inclosed in a ...

515

acetated
AC'ETATED, a. [See Acid.] Combined with acetic acid, or radical vinegar.

516

acetic
ACE'TIC, a. [See Acid.] A term used to denote a particular acid, acetic acid, the concentrated ...

517

acetification
ACETIFICA'TION, n. The act of making acetous or sour; or the operation of making vinegar.

518

acetify
ACE'TIFY, v.t. To convert into acid or vinegar.

519

acetite
AC'ETITE, [See Acid.] Neutral salt formed by the acetous acid, with a salifiable base; as the ...

520

acetometer
ACETOM'ETER, n. [L. acetum, vinegar, and measure.]An instrument for ascertaining the strength of ...

521

acetous
ACE'TOUS, a. [See Acid.[ Sour; like or having the nature of vinegar. Acetous acid is the term ...

522

acetum
ACE'TUM, n. [L. See Acid.] Vinegar, a sour liquor, obtained from vegetables dissolved in boiling ...

523

ache
ACHE, v.i. ake. [Gr. to ache or be in pain. The primary sense is to be pressed. Perhaps the ...

524

achean
ACHE'AN, a. Pertaining to Achaia in Greece, and a celebrated league or confederacy established ...

525

acherner
ACHERN'ER, n. A star of the first magnitude in the southern extremity of the constellation ...

526

acherset
ACH'ERSET, n. An ancient measure of corn, supposed to be about eight bushels.

527

achievable
ACHIE'VABLE, a. [See Achieve.] That may be performed.

528

achievance
ACHIE'VANCE, n. Performance.

529

achieve
ACHIE'VE, v.t.1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. ...

530

achieved
ACHIE'VED, pp. Performed; obtained; accomplished.

531

achievement
ACHIE'VEMENT, n.1. The performance of an action.2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished ...

532

achiever
ACHIE'VER, n. One who accomplishes a purpose, or obtains an object by his exertions.

533

achieving
ACHIE'VING, ppr. Performing; executing; gaining.

534

aching
A'CHING, ppr. Being in pain; suffering distress.A'CHING, n. Pain; continued pain or distress.

535

achiote
A'CHIOTE, n. The anotta, a tree, and a drug used for dyeing red. The bard of the tree makes good ...

536

achor
A'CHOR, n. [Gr., sordes capitis.]1. The scald head, a disease forming scaly eruptions, supposed ...

537

achromatic
ACHROMAT'IC, a. [Gr. priv. and color.]Destitute of color. achromatic telescopes are formed of a ...

538

acicular
ACIC'ULAR, a. [L. acicula, Priscian, a needle, from Gr., L. a point. See Acid.]In the shape of a ...

539

acicularly
ACIC'ULARLY, adv. In the manner of needles, or prickles.

540

acid
AC'ID, a. [L. acidus. See Edge.]Sour, sharp or biting to the taste, having the taste of vinegar, ...

541

acidiferous
ACIDIF'EROUS, a. [Acid and L. fero.] Containing acids, or an acid.Acidiferous minerals are such ...

542

acidifiable
ACID'IFIABLE, a. [From Acidify.]Capable of being converted into an acid, by union with an ...

543

acidification
ACIDIFICA'TION, n. The act or process of acidifying or changing into an acid.

544

acidified
ACID'IFIED, pp. Made acid; converted into an acid.

545

acidifier
ACID'IFIER, n. That which by combination forms an acid, as oxygen and hydrogen.

546

acidify
ACID'IFY, v.t. [Acid and L. facio.]To make acid; but appropriately to convert into an acid, ...

547

acidifying
ACID'IFYING, ppr. Making acid; converting into an acid; having power to change into an acid. ...

548

acidimeter
ACIDIM'ETER, n. [Acid and Gr. measure.]An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids.

549

acidity
ACID'ITY, n. The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste.

550

acidness
AC'IDNESS, n. The quality of being sour; acidity.

551

acidulate
ACID'ULATE, v.t. [L. acidulus, slightly sour;To tinge with an acid; to make acid in a moderate ...

552

acidulated
ACID'ULATED, pp. Tinged with an acid; made slightly sour.

553

acidulating
ACID'ULATING, ppr. Tinging with an acid.

554

acidule
AC'IDULE, n. In chimistry, a compound base is supersaturated

555

acidulous
ACID'ULOUS, a. [L. acidulus. See Acid.]Slightly sour; sub-acid, or having an excess of acid; as ...

556

acidulum
ACID'ULUM, with acid; as, tartareous acidulum; oxalic acidulum.

557

acinaciform
ACINAC'IFORM, a. [L. acinaces, a cimeter, Gr. and L. forma, form.]In botany, formed like, or ...

558

aciniform
AC'INIFORM, a. [L. acinus, a grape stone, and forma, shape.]Having the form of grapes; being in ...

559

acinose
AC'INOSE, a. [From L. acinus. See Aciniform.]

560

acinous
AC'INOUS,

561

acinus
AC'INUS, n. [L.] In botany, one of the small grains, which compose the fruit of the blackberry, ...

562

acipenser
AC'IPENSER, a. In ichthyology, a genus of fishes, of the order of chondropterygii, having an ...

563

acitli
ACIT'LI, n. A name of the water hare, or great crested grebe or diver.

564

acknowledge
ACKNOWL'EDGE, v.t. Aknol'edge, [ad and knowledge. See Know.]1. To own, avow or admit to be true, ...

565

acknowledged
ACKNOWL'EDGED, pp. Owned; confessed; noticed with regard or gratitude; received with approbation; ...

566

acknowledging
ACKNOWL'EDGING, ppr. Owning; confessing; approving; grateful; but the latter sense is a gallicism, ...

567

acknowledgment
ACKNOWL'EDGMENT, n. 1. The act of owning; confession; as, the acknowledgment of a fault.2. The ...

568

acme
AC'ME, n. Ac'my [Gr.]The top or highest point. It is used to denote the maturity or perfection ...

569

acne
AC'NE, n. Ac'ny. [Gr.]A small hard pimple or tubercle on the face.

570

acnestis
ACNESTIS, n. [Gr. a priv. to rub or gnaw.]That part of the spine in quadrupeds which extends from ...

571

aco
AC'O, n. A Mediterranean fish, called also sarachus.

572

acolin
AC'OLIN, n. a bird of the partridge kind in Cuba. Its breast and belly are white; its back and ...

573

acolothist
ACOL'OTHIST, n. [Gr.]

574

acolyte
AC'OLYTE,In the ancient church, one of the subordinate officers, who lighted the lamps, prepared ...

575

aconite
AC'ONITE, n. [L. aconitum; Gr.]The herb wolf's bane, or monks-hood, a poisonous plant; and in ...

576

acontias
ACON'TIAS, n. [Gr. a dart.]1. A species of serpent, called dart-snake, or jaculum, from its ...

577

acop
ACOP' adv. [a and cope.] At the top.

578

acorn
A'CORN, n.1. The seed or fruit of the oak; an oval nut which grows in a rough permanent cup.The ...

579

acorned
A'CORNED, a. Furnished or loaded with acorns.

580

acorus
A'CORUS, n. [L. from Gr..]1. Aromatic Calamus, sweet flag, or sweet rush.2. In natural history, ...

581

acotyledon
ACOTYL'EDON, n. [Gr. a priv. a hollow.]In botany, a plant whose seeds have no side lobes, or ...

582

acotyledonous
ACOTYLED'ONOUS, a. Having no side lobes.

583

acoustic
ACOUS'TIC, a. [Gr. to hear.]Pertaining to the ears, to the sense of hearing, or to the doctrine of ...

584

acoustics
ACOUS'TICS, n. 1. The science of sounds, teaching their cause, nature and phenomena. This ...

585

acquaint
ACQUA'INT, v.t. [Eng. can, and ken; which see.]1. To make known; to make fully or intimately ...

586

acquaintance
ACQUAI'NTANCE, n. 1. Familiar knowledge; a state of being acquainted, or of having intimate or ...

587

acquainted
ACQUA'INTED, pp. Known; familiarly known; informed; having personal knowledge.

588

acquainting
ACQUA'INTING, ppr. Making known to; giving notice, or information to.

589

acquest
ACQUEST', n. [L. acquisitus, acquiro.]1. Acquisition; the thing gained.2. Conquest; a place ...

590

acquiesce
ACQUIESCE, v.i. acquiess'. [L. acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest.]1. To ...

591

acquiescence
ACQUIES'CENCE, n. A quiet assent; a silent submission, or submission with apparent content; ...

592

acquiescent
ACQUIES'CENT, a. Resting satisfied; easy; submitting; disposed to submit.

593

acquiescing
ACQUIES'CING, ppr. Quietly submitting; resting content.

594

acquirable
ACQUI'RABLE, a. That may be acquired.

595

acquire
ACQUI'RE, v.t. [L. acquiro, ad and quaero to seek, that is to follow, to press, to urge; acquiro ...

596

acquired
ACQUI'RED, pp. Gained, obtained, or received from art, labor, or other means, in distinction from ...

597

acquirement
ACQUI'REMENT, n. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. It is used in ...

598

acquirer
ACQUI'RER, n. A person who acquires.

599

acquiring
ACQUI'RING, ppr. Gaining by labor or other means, something that has a degree of permanence in the ...

600

acquiry
ACQUI'RY, n. Acquirement. [Not used.]

601

acquisite
AC'QUISITE, a. s as z. Gained. [Not used.]

602

acquisition
ACQUISI'TION, n. [L. acquisitio, from acquisitus, acquaesivi, which are given as the part. and ...

603

acquisitive
ACQUIS'ITIVE, a. that is acquired; acquired; [but improper.]

604

acquisitively
ACQUIS'ITIVELY, adv. Noting acquirement, with to or for following.

605

acquist
ACQUIST', n. See Acquest. [Not used.]

606

acquit
ACQUIT', v.t. [L. cedo.]To set free; to release or discharge from an obligation, accusation, ...

607

acquitment
ACQUIT'MENT, n. The act of acquitting, or state of being acquitted. [This word is superseded by ...

608

acquittal
ACQUIT'TAL, n. A judicial setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense; as, by ...

609

acquittance
ACQUIT'TANCE, n. 1. A discharge or release from a debt.2. The writing, which is evidence of a ...

610

acquitted
ACQUIT'TED, pp. Set free, or judicially discharge from an accusation; released from a debt, duty, ...

611

acquitting
ACQUIT'TING, ppr. Setting free from accusation; releasing from a charge, obligation, or suspicion ...

612

acrase
ACRA'SE, v.t.

613

acrasy
AC'RASY, n. [Gr. from a priv. constitution or temperament.]In medical authors, an excess or ...

614

acraze
ACRA'ZE, 1. To make crazy; to infatuate. [Not in use.] [See Crazy.]2. To impair; to destroy. ...

615

acre
ACRE, n. a'ker. [Gr; Lat. ager. In these languages, the word retains its primitive sense, an ...

616

acred
A'CRED, a. Possessing acres or landed property.

617

acrid
AC'RID, a. [L. accr.]Sharp; pungent; bitter; sharp or biting to the taste; acrimonious; as acrid ...

618

acridness
AC'RIDNESS, n. A sharp, bitter, pungent quality.

619

acrimonious
ACRIMO'NIOUS, a. 1. Sharp; bitter; corrosive; abounding with acrimony.2. Figuratively, sharpness ...

620

acrimoniously
ACRIMO'NIOUSLY, adv. With sharpness or bitterness.

621

acrisy
AC'RISY, n. [Gr. a priv., judgment.]A state or condition of which no right judgment can be formed; ...

622

acritude
AC'RITUDE, n. [See Acrid.]An acrid quality; bitterness to the taste; biting heat.

623

acroamatic
ACROAMAT'IC, a. [Gr. to hear.]Abstruse; pertaining to deep learning; an epithet applied to the ...

624

acroatic
ACROAT'IC, a. [Gr.]Abstruse; pertaining to deep learning; and opposed to exoteric. Aristotle's ...

625

acroceraunian
ACROCERAU'NIAN, a. [Gr. a summit, and thunder.]An epithet applied to certain mountains between ...

626

acromion
ACRO'MION, n. [Gr. highest, and shoulder.]In anatomy, that part of the spine of the scapula, which ...

627

acronic
ACRON'IC, a. [Gr. extreme and night.]

628

acronical
ACRON'ICAL,In astronomy, a term applied to the rising of a star at sun set, or its setting at sun ...

629

acronically
ACRON'ICALLY, adv. In an acronical manner; at the rising or setting of the sun.

630

acrospire
AC'ROSPIRE, n. [Gr. highest, a spire, or spiral line.]A shoot, or sprout of a seed; the plume, or ...

631

acrospired
AC'ROSPIRED, a. having a sprout, or having sprouted at both ends.

632

across
ACROSS', prep. akraus'. [a and cross. See Cross.]1. From side to side, opposed to along, which ...

633

acrostic
ACROS'TIC, n. [Gr extremity or beginning, order, or verse.]A composition in verse, in which the ...

634

acrostically
ACROS'TICALLY, adv. In the manner of an acrostic.

635

acroteleutic
ACROTELEU'TIC, n. [Gr. extreme, and end.]Among ecclesiastical writers, an appellation given to any ...

636

acroter
AC'ROTER, n. [Gr. a summit.]In architecture, a small pedestal, usually with out a base, anciently ...

637

acrothymion
ACROTHYM'ION, n. [Gr. extreme, and thyme.]Among physicians, a species of wart, with a narrow basis ...

638

act
ACT, v.i. [Gr., Lat. to urge, drive, lead, bring, do, perform, or in general to move, to exert ...

639

acted
ACT'ED, pp. Done; performed; represented on the stage.

640

actian
AC'TIAN, a. Relating to Actium, a town and promontory of Epirus, as Actian games, which were ...

641

acting
ACT'ING, ppr. Doing; performing; behaving; representing the character of another.ACT'ING, n. ...

642

actinolite
AC'TINOLITE, n. [Gr. a ray, a stone.]A mineral, called, by Werner, strahlstein, ray-stone, nearly ...

643

actinolitic
ACTINOLIT'IC, a. Like or pertaining to actinolite.

644

action
AC'TION, n. [L. actio. See Act.]1. Literally, a driving; hence, the state of acting or moving; ...

645

actionable
AC'TIONABLE, a. That will bear a suit, or for which an action at law may be sustained; as, to call ...

646

actionably
AC'TIONABLY, adv. In a manner that subjects to legal process.

647

actionary
AC'TIONARY or AC'TIONIST, n. In Europe, a proprietor of stock in a trading company; one who owns ...

648

actionist
AC'TIONARY or AC'TIONIST, n. In Europe, a proprietor of stock in a trading company; one who owns ...

649

active
ACT'IVE, a. [L. activus.]1. That has the power or quality of acting; that contains the principle ...

650

actively
ACT'IVELY, adv. in an active manner; by action; nimbly; briskly; also in an active signification, ...

651

activeness
ACT'IVENESS, n. the quality of being active; the faculty of acting; nimbleness; quickness of ...

652

activity
ACTIV'ITY, n. The quality of being active; the active faculty; nimbleness; agility; also the habit ...

653

actor
ACT'OR, n. 1. He that acts or performs; an active agent.2. He that represents a character or ...

654

actress
ACT'RESS, n. A female who acts or performs, and especially, on the stage, or in a play.

655

actual
ACT'UAL, a.1. Real or effective, or that exists truly and absolutely; as, actual heat, opposed to ...

656

actuality
ACTUAL'ITY, n. Reality.

657

actually
ACT'UALLY, adv. In fact; really; in truth.

658

actuary
ACT'UARY, n. [L. actuarius.]A register or clerk; a term of the civil law, and used originally in ...

659

actuate
ACT'UATE, a. Put in action. [Little used.] ACT'UATE, v.t. [from act.]To put into action; to ...

660

actuated
ACT'UATED, pp. Put in action; incited to action.

661

actuating
ACT'UATING, ppr. Putting in action; inciting to action.

662

actuation
ACTUA'TION, n. The state of being put in action; effectual operation.

663

actus
ACT'US, n. Among the Romans, a measure in building equal to 120 Roman feet. In agriculture, the ...

664

acuate
AC'UATE, v.t. [L. acuo, to sharpen. See Acid.]To sharpen; to make pungent, or corrosive. ...

665

acubene
ACUBE'NE, n. A star of the fourth magnitude in the southern claw of Cancer.

666

acuition
ACUI'TION, n. [from L. acuo, to sharpen.]The sharpening of medicines to increase their effect.

667

aculeate
ACU'LEATE, a. [L. aculeus, from acus, Gr. a point, and the diminutive. See Acid.]1. In botany, ...

668

aculei
ACU'LEI, n. [L.] In botany and zoology, prickles or spines.

669

aculon
AC'ULON, or AC'ULOS, n. [Gr. probably from ac, an oak.]The fruit or acorn of the ilex, or scarlet ...

670

aculos
AC'ULON, or AC'ULOS, n. [Gr. probably from ac, an oak.]The fruit or acorn of the ilex, or scarlet ...

671

acumen
ACU'MEN, n. [L. acumen, from acus or acuo.]A sharp point; and figuratively, quickness of ...

672

acuminate
ACU'MINATE, a. [L. acuminatus, from acumen.]Ending in a sharp point; pointed.

673

acuminated
ACU'MINATED, a. Sharpened to a point.

674

acumination
ACUMINA'TION, n. A sharpening; termination in a sharp point.

675

acupuncture
ACUPUNC'TURE, n. [L. acus, needle, and punctura, or punctus, a pricking.]Among the Chinese, a ...

676

acus
A'CUS, n. [L.]1. The needle-fish,or gar-fish.2. The ammodyte or sand eel.3. The oblong cimex.

677

acute
ACU'TE, a. [L. acutus, sharp-pointed; Heb.]1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; opposed ...

678

acutely
ACU'TELY, adv. Sharply; keenly; with nice discrimination.

679

acuteness
ACU'TENESS, n. 1. Sharpness; but seldom used in this literal sense, as applied to material ...

680

acutiator
ACUTIA'TOR, n. In the middle ages, a person whose office was to sharpen instruments. Before the ...

681

ad
AD. A Latin preposition, signifying to. It is probably from Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. Eth. and Ar. To ...

682

adage
AD'AGE, n. [L. adagium, or adagio]A proverb; an old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; ...

683

adagio
ADA'GIO, n. [L. otium; Eng. ease.]In music, a slow movement. As an adverb, slowly, leisurely, and ...

684

adam
AD'AM, n. In Heb., Man; primarily, the name of the human species, mankind; appropriately, the ...

685

adamant
AD'AMANT, n. [ Gr.; L. adamas; a word of Celtic origin.]A very hard or impenetrable stone; a name ...

686

adamantean
ADAMANTE'AN, a. Hard as adamant.

687

adamantine
ADAMANT'INE, a. Made of adamant; having the qualities of adamant; that cannot be broken, ...

688

adamic
AD'AMIC, a. Pertaining to Adam. Adamic earth, is the term given to common red clay, so called by ...

689

adamites
AD'AMITES, in Church history, a sect of visionaries, who pretended to establish a state of ...

690

adamitic
ADAMIT'IC, Like the Adamites.

691

adansonia
ADANSO'NIA, n. Ethiopian sour gourd, monkey's bread, of African calabash-tree. It is a tree of ...

692

adapt
ADAPT' v.t. [L. ad. and apto, to fit; Gr.]To make suitable; to fit or suit; as, to adapt an ...

693

adaptable
ADAPT'ABLE, a. That may be adapted.

694

adaptation
ADAPTA'TION, n. The act of making suitable, or the state of being suitable, or fit; fitness.

695

adapted
ADAPT'ED, pp. Suited; made suitable; fitted.

696

adapter
ADAPT'ER. See adopter.

697

adapting
ADAPT'ING, ppr. Suiting; making fit.

698

adaption
ADAP'TION, n. Adaptation; the act of fitting [Little used, and hardly legitimate.]

699

adaptness
ADAPT'NESS, n. A state of being fitted. [Not used.]

700

adar
A'DAR, n. a Hebrew month, answering to the latter part of February, and the beginning of March, ...

701

adarce
ADAR'CE, n. [Gr.]A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is lax ...

702

adarcon
ADAR'CON, n. In Jewish antiquity, a gold coin worth about three dollars and a third, or about ...

703

adarme
ADAR'ME, n. A Spanish weight, the sixteenth of an ounce. The Spanish ounce is seven per cent. ...

704

adatis
AD'ATIS, n. A muslin or species of cotton cloth from India. It is fine and clear; the piece is ...

705

adaunt
AD'AUNT, v.t. To subdue. [Not used. See Daunt.]

706

adaw
ADAW', v.t. To daunt; to subject. [Not used.]

707

adays
ADA'YS, adv. On or in days; as in the phrase, now adays.

708

add
ADD, v.t. [L. addo, from ad and do, to give.]1. To set or put together, join or unite, as one ...

709

addarac
AD'DARAC, n. Red orpiment.

710

addecimate
ADDEC'IMATE, v.t. [L. ad and decimus, tenth.]To take, or to ascertain tithes.

711

added
ADD'ED, pp. Joined in place, in sum, in mass or aggregate, in number, in idea or consideration; ...

712

addeem
ADDEE'M, v.t. [See Deem.] To award; to sentence. [Little used.]

713

adder
AD'DER, n. [L. natrix, a serpent.]A venomous serpent or viper, of several species.

714

adder-fly
AD'DER-FLY, n. a name of the dragon-fly or libellula; sometimes called adder-bolt.

715

adders-grass
ADDER'S-GRASS, n. A plant about which serpents lurk.

716

adders-tongue
ADDER'S-TONGUE, n. A plant whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.

717

adders-wort
ADDER'S-WORT, n. Snakeweed, so named from its supposed virtue in curing the bite of serpent.

718

addibility
ADDIBIL'ITY, n. The possibility of being added.

719

addible
AD'DIBLE, a. [See Add.] That may be added.

720

addice
AD'DICE, obs. [See Adz.]

721

addict
ADDICT', a. Addicted. [Not much used.]

722

addicted
ADDICT'ED, pp. Devoted by customary practice.

723

addictedness
ADDICT'EDNESS, n. The quality or state of being addicted.

724

addicting
ADDICT'ING, ppr. Devoting time and attention; practicing customarily.

725

addiction
ADDIC'TION, n. 1. The act of devoting or giving up in practice; the state of being devoted.His ...

726

adding
ADD'ING, ppr. Joining; putting together; increasing.

727

additament
ADDIT'AMENT, n. [L. additamentum, from additus and ment. See Add.]An addition, or rather the ...

728

addition
ADDI'TION, n. [L. additio, from addo.]1. The act of adding, opposed to subtraction, or ...

729

additional
ADDI'TIONAL, a. That is added. it is used by Bacon for addition; but improperly.

730

additionally
ADDI'TIONALLY, adv. By way of addition.

731

additive
ADD'ITIVE, a. That may be added, or that is to be added.

732

additory
ADD'ITORY, a. That adds, or may add.

733

addle
AD'DLE, a. [Heb. to fail.]In a morbid state; putrid; applied to eggs. Hence, barren, producing ...

734

addle-pated
AD'DLE-PATED, a. Having empty brains.

735

addled
AD'DLED, a. Morbid, corrupt, putrid, or barren.

736

addoom
ADDOOM', v.t. [See Doom.] To adjudge.

737

addorsed
ADDORS'ED, a. [L. ad and dorsum,the back.]In heraldry, having the backs turned to each other, as ...

738

address
ADDRESS', v.t. [This is supposed to be from L. dirigo.]1. To prepare; to make suitable ...

739

addressed
ADDRESS'ED, pp. Spoken or applied to; directed; courted; consigned.

740

addresser
ADDRESS'ER, n. One who addresses or petitions.

741

addressing
ADDRESS'ING, ppr. Speaking or applying to, directing; courting; consigning.

742

adduce
ADDU'CE, v.t. [L. adduco, to lead or bring to; ad and duco, to lead. See Duke.]1. To bring ...

743

adduced
ADDU'CED, pp. Brought forward; cited; alledged in argument.

744

adducent
ADDU'CENT, a. Bringing forward, or together; a word applied to those muscles of the body which ...

745

adducible
ADDU'CIBLE, a. That may be adduced.

746

adducing
ADDU'CING, ppr. Bringing forward; citing in argument.

747

adduction
ADDUC'TION n. The act of bringing forward.

748

adductive
ADDUC'TIVE, a. That brings forward.

749

adductor
ADDUC'TOR, n. [L.]A muscle which draws one part of the body towards another; as the adductor ...

750

addulce
ADDULCE, v.t. adduls'. [L. ad and dulcis, sweet.]To sweeten. [Not used.]

751

adeb
AD'EB, n. An Egyptian weight of 210 okes, each of three rotolos, which is a weight of about two ...

752

adel
ATHEL, ADEL or AETHEL, nobel of illustrious birth.

753

adelantado
ADELANTA'DO, n. A governor of a province; a lieutenant governor.

754

adeling
AD'ELING, n. a title of honor given by our Saxon ancestors to the children of princes, and to ...

755

adelite
AD'ELITE, n. adelites or Almogenens, in Spain, were conjurers, who predicted the fortunes of ...

756

ademption
ADEMP'TION, n. [L. adimo, to take away; of ad and emo, to take.]In the civil law, the revocation ...

757

adenography
ADENOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a gland, and to describe.]That part of anatomy which treats of the glands.

758

adenoid
AD'ENOID, a. [Gr. a gland, and form.]In the form of a gland; glandiform; glandulous; applied to ...

759

adenological
ADENOLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the doctrine of the glands.

760

adenology
ADENOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a gland, and discourse.]In anatomy, the doctrine of the glands, their nature, ...

761

adenos
AD'ENOS, n. a species of cotton, from Aleppo, called also marine cotton.

762

adept
ADEPT', n. [L. adeptus, obtained, from adipiscor.]One fully skilled or well versed in any art. ...

763

adeption
ADEP'TION, n. [L. adeptio.]An obtaining; acquirement. Obs.

764

adequacy
AD'EQUACY, n. [L. adaequatus, of ad and aquatus, made equal.The state or quality of being equal ...

765

adequate
AD'EQUATE, a. Equal; proportionate; correspondent to; fully sufficient; as, means adequate to the ...

766

adequately
AD'EQUATELY, adv. In an adequate manner; in exact proportion; with just correspondence, ...

767

adequateness
AD'EQUATENESS, n. The state of being adequate; justness of proportion or representation; ...

768

adequation
ADEQUA'TION, n. Adequateness. [not used.]

769

adessenarians
ADESSENA'RIANS, n. [L. adesse, to be present.]In church history, a sect who hold the real presence ...

770

adfected
ADFECT'ED, a. In algebra, compounded; consisting of different powers of the unknown quantity.

771

adfiliated
ADFIL'IATED, a. Adopted as a son. [See Affiliate.]

772

adfiliation
ADFILIA'TION, n. [L. ad and filius, a son.]A Gothic custom, by which the children of a former ...

773

adhere
ADHE'RE, v.i. [L. adhaereo, ad and haereo, to stick.]1. To stick to, as glutinous substances, or ...

774

adherence
ADHE'RENCE, n. 1. The quality or state of sticking or adhering.2. Figuratively, a being fixed in ...

775

adherency
ADHE'RENCY, n. The same as adherence. In the sense of that which adhers, not legitimate.

776

adherent
ADHE'RENT, a. Sticking, uniting, as glue or wax; united with, as an adherent mode in Locke, that ...

777

adherently
ADHE'RENTLY, adv. In an adherent manner.

778

adherer
ADHE'RER, n. One that adheres; an adherent.

779

adhesion
ADHE'SION, n. adhe'shun. [L. adhasio.]1. The act or state of sticking, or being united and ...

780

adhesive
ADHE'SIVE, a. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances; apt or tending to adhere. Thus gums are ...

781

adhesively
ADHE'SIVELY, adv. In an adhesive manner.

782

adhesiveness
ADHE'SIVENESS, n. The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity.

783

adhibit
ADHIB'IT, v.t. [L. adhibeo, ad and habeo, to have.]To use, or apply. [Rarely used.]

784

adhibition
ADHIBI'TION, n. Application; use.

785

adhil
AD'HIL, n. A star of the sixth magnitude, upon the garment of Andromeda, under the last star in ...

786

adhortation
ADHORTA'TION, n. [L. adhortatio.]Advice. [Seldom used.]

787

adhortatory
ADHORT'ATORY, a. [L. adhortor, to advise, ad and hortor.]Advisory; containing counsel or warning.

788

adiaphorists
ADIAPH'ORISTS, n. [Gr. indifferent.]Moderate Lutherans; a name given in the sixteenth century, to ...

789

adiaphorous
ADIAPH'OROUS, a. Indifferent; neutral; a name given by Boyle to a spirit distilled from tartar, ...

790

adieu
ADIEU', Adu'.Farewell; an expression of kind wishes at the parting of friends.ADIEU', n. A ...

791

adipocerate
ADIPOC'ERATE, v.t. To convert into adipocere.

792

adipoceration
ADIPOCERA'TION,n. The act or process of being changed into adipocere.

793

adipocere
AD'IPOCERE, n. [L. adeps, fat, and cera.]A soft unctuous or waxy substance, of a light brown ...

794

adipose
AD'IPOSE, a. [L. adiposus, from adeps, fat. Heb. fat, gross, AD'IPOUS, stupid.]Fat. The adipose ...

795

adit
ADIT, n. [L. aditus, from adeo, aditum, to approach, ad and eo, to go.]An entrance or passage; a ...

796

adjacency
ADJA'CENCY, n. [L. adjaceo, to lie contiguous, from ad and jaceo, to lie.]The state of lying ...

797

adjacent
ADJA'CENT, a. Lying near, close, or contiguous; bordering upon; as, a field adjacent to the ...

798

adject
ADJECT' v.t. [L. adjicio, of ad and jacio, to throw.]To add or put, as one thing to another.

799

adjection
ADJEC'TION,n. The act of adding, or thing added. [Little used.]

800

adjectitious
ADJECTI'TIOUS, a. Added

801

adjective
AD'JECTIVE, n. In grammar, a word used with a noun, to express a quality of the thing named, or ...

802

adjectively
AD'JECTIVELY, adv. In the manner of an adjective; as, a word is used adjectively.

803

adjoin
ADJOIN', v.t. [L. adjungo, ad and jungo. See Join.]To join or unite to; to put to, by placing in ...

804

adjoinant
ADJOIN'ANT, a. Contiguous to. [Not used.]

805

adjoined
ADJOIN'ED, pp. Joined to; united.

806

adjoining
ADJOIN'ING, ppr. Joining to; adjacent; contiguous.

807

adjourn
ADJOURN', v.t. Adjurn'. Literally, to put off, or defer to another day; but now used to denote a ...

808

adjourned
ADJOURN'ED, pp. 1. Put off, delayed, or deferred for a limited time.2. As an adjective, existing ...

809

adjourning
ADJOURN'ING, ppr. Deferring; suspending for a time; closing a session.

810

adjournment
ADJOURN'MENT, n.1. The act of adjourning; as, in legislatures, the adjournment of one house is not ...

811

adjudge
ADJUDGE', v.t.To decide, or determine, in the case of a controverted question; to decree by a ...

812

adjudged
ADJUDG'ED, pp. Determined by judicial opinion; decreed; sentenced.

813

adjudging
ADJUDG'ING, ppr. Determining by judicial opinion; sentencing.

814

adjudgment
ADJUDG'MENT, n. The act of judging; sentenced.

815

adjudicate
ADJU'DICATE, v.t. [L. adjudico, to give sentence. See Judge.]To adjudge; to try and determine, as ...

816

adjudicated
ADJU'DICATED, pp. Adjudged; tried and decided.

817

adjudicating
ADJU'DICATING, ppr. Adjudging; trying and determining.

818

adjudication
ADJUDICA'TION, n. 1. The act of adjudging; the act or process of trying and determining ...

819

adjument
AD'JUMENT, n. [L. adjumentum.] Help; support. [Not used.]

820

adjunct
AD'JUNCT,n. [L. adjunctus, joined, from adjungo. See Join.]1. Something added to another, but ...

821

adjunction
ADJUNC'TION, n. The act of joining; the thing joined.

822

adjunctive
ADJUNC'TIVE, a. Joining; having the quality of joining.ADJUNC'TIVE, n. That which is joined.

823

adjunctively
ADJUNC'TIVELY, adv. In an adjunctive manner.

824

adjunctly
ADJUNCT'LY, adv. In connection with; consequently.

825

adjuration
ADJURA'TION, n. 1.The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a ...

826

adjure
ADJU'RE, v.t. [L. adjuro, to sweat solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to ...

827

adjured
ADJU'RED, pp. Charged on oath, or with a denunciation of God's wrath; solemnly urged.

828

adjurer
ADJU'RER, n. One that adjures; one that exacts an oath.

829

adjuring
ADJU'RING, ppr. Charging on oath or on the penalty of a curse; beseeching with solemnity.

830

adjust
ADJUST', v.t. [L. ad, and justus, just, exact. See Just.]1. To make exact; to fit; to make ...

831

adjusted
ADJUST'ED, pp. Made exact or conformable; reduced to a right form or standard settled.

832

adjuster
ADJUST'ER, n. A person who adjusts; that which regulates.

833

adjusting
ADJUST'ING, ppr. Reducing to due form; fitting; making exact or correspondent; settling.

834

adjustment
ADJUST'MENT, n. The act of adjusting; regulation; a reducing to just form or order; a making fit ...

835

adjutage
AJ'UTAGE, or AD'JUTAGE, n. A tube fitted to the mouth of a vessel, through which the water of a ...

836

adjutancy
AD'JUTANCY, n. [See Adjutant.] The office of an adjutant; skillful arrangement.

837

adjutant
AD'JUTANT, n. [L. adjutans, aiding; from adjuto, to assist; of ad and juvo, jutum, to help.]In ...

838

adjute
ADJU'TE, v.t. To help. [Not used.]

839

adjutor
ADJU'TOR, n. A helper. [Little used; its compound coadjutor is in common use.]

840

adjuvant
ADJU'VANT, a. Helping; assisting.

841

adker
'ADKER, n.1. One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer.2. A water newt.

842

adlegation
ADLEGA'TION, n. [L. ad and legatio, an embassy, from lego, to send. See Legate.]In the public law ...

843

adlocution
ADLOCU'TION, n. [See Allocation.]

844

admeasure
ADMEAS'URE, v.t. admezh'ur. [ad and measure. See Measure.]1. To measure or ascertain dimensions, ...

845

admeasured
ADMEAS'URED, pp. Measured; apportioned.

846

admeasurement
ADMEAS'UREMENT, n. 1. The measuring of dimensions by a rule, as of a ship, cask, and the like.2. ...

847

admeasurer
ADMEAS'URER, n. One that admeasures.

848

admeasuring
ADMEAS'URING, ppr. Measuring; apportioning.

849

admensuration
ADMENSURA'TION Is equivalent to admeasurement, but not much used. See Mensuration.]

850

adminicle
ADMIN'ICLE, n. [L. adminiculum.] Help; support. [Not used.]

851

adminicular
ADMINIC'ULAR, a. Supplying help; helpful.

852

administer
ADMIN'ISTER, v.t. [L. administro, of ad and ministro, to serve or manage. See Minister.]1. To ...

853

administered
ADMIN'ISTERED, pp. Executed; managed; governed; afforded; given; dispensed.

854

administerial
ADMINISTE'RIAL, a. Pertaining to administration, or to the executive part of government.

855

administering
ADMIN'ISTERING, ppr. Executing; carrying into effect; giving; dispensing.

856

administrate
ADMIN'ISTRATE, In the place of administer, has been used, but is not well authorized.

857

administration
ADMINISTRA'TION, n. 1. The act of administering; direction; management; government of public ...

858

administrative
ADMIN'ISTRATIVE, a. That administers, or by which one administers.

859

administrator
ADMINISTRA'TOR, n. 1. a man who, by virtue of a commission from the Ordinary, Surrogate, Court of ...

860

administratorship
ADMINISTRA'TORSHIP, n. The office of an administrator.

861

administratrix
ADMINISTRA'TRIX, n. A female who administers upon the estate of an intestate; also a female who ...

862

admirable
AD'MIRABLE, a. [L. admirabilis.]To be admired; worthy of admiration; having qualities to excite ...

863

admirableness
AD'MIRABLENESS, n. The quality of being admirable; the power of exciting admiration.

864

admirably
AD'MIRABLY, adv. In a manner to excite wonder, mingled with approbation, esteem or veneration.

865

admiral
AD'MIRAL, n. [In the Latin of the middle ages. Amira, Amiras, Admiralis, an Emir; Heb. to speak. ...

866

admiralship
AD'MIRALSHIP, n. The office or power of an admiral. [Little used.]

867

admiralty
AD'MIRALTY, n. In Great Britain, the office of Lord High Admiral. This office is discharged by ...

868

admiration
ADMIRA'TION, n. Wonder mingled with pleasing emotions, as approbation, esteem, love or veneration; ...

869

admirative
ADMI'RATIVE, n. A note of admiration, thus! [Not used.]

870

admire
ADMI'RE, v.t. [L. admiror, ad and miror, to wonder; demiror. See Moor and Mar.]1. To regard with ...

871

admired
ADMI'RED, pp. Regarded with wonder, mingled with pleasurable sensations, as esteem, love or ...

872

admirer
ADMI'RER, n. One who admires; one who esteems or loves greatly.

873

admiring
ADMI'RING, ppr. Regarding with wonder united with love or esteem.

874

admiringly
ADMI'RINGLY, adv. With admiration; in the manner of an admirer.

875

admissibility
ADMISSIBIL'ITY, n. The quality of being admissable.

876

admissible
ADMISS'IBLE, a. [See admit.] That may be admitted, allowed or conceded; as, the testimony is ...

877

admission
ADMISS'ION, n. [L. admissio.]1. The act or practice of admitting, as the admission of aliens into ...

878

admit
ADMIT', v.t. [L. admitto, from ad and mitto, to send.]1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance; ...

879

admittable
ADMIT'TABLE, a. That may be admitted or allowed.

880

admittance
ADMIT'TANCE, n. 1. The act of admitting; allowance. More usually,2. Permission to enter; the ...

881

admitted
ADMIT'TED, pp. Permitted to enter or approach; allowed; granted; conceded.

882

admitter
ADMIT'TER, n. He that admits.

883

admitting
ADMIT'TING, ppr. Permitting to enter or approach; allowing; conceding.

884

admix
ADMIX', v.t. To mingle with something else. [See Mix.]

885

admixtion
ADMIX'TION, n. admixchun, [L. admixtio, or admistio; of ad and misceo, to mix. See Mix.]A ...

886

admixture
ADMIX'TURE, n. [From admix.]The substance mingled with another; sometimes the act of mixture. We ...

887

admonish
ADMON'ISH, v.t. [L. admoneo, ad and moneo, to teach, warn, admonish.]1. To warn or notify of a ...

888

admonished
ADMON'ISHED, pp. Reproved; advised; warned; instructed.

889

admonisher
ADMON'ISHER, n. One who reproves or counsels.

890

admonishing
ADMON'ISHING, ppr. Reproving; warning; counseling; directing.

891

admonishment
ADMON'ISHMENT, n. Admonition.

892

admonition
ADMONI'TION, n. Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; ...

893

admonitioner
ADMONI'TIONER, n. A dispenser of admonitions.

894

admonitive
ADMON'ITIVE, a. Containing admonition.

895

admonitor
ADMON'ITOR, n. An admonisher, a monitor.

896

admonitory
ADMON'ITORY, a. Containing admonition; that admonishes.

897

admortization
ADMORTIZA'TION, n. The reducing of lands or tenements to mortmain. [See Mortmain.]

898

admove
ADMOVE', v.t. [L. admoveo.]To move to; to bring one thing to another. [Little used.]

899

adnascent
ADNAS'CENT, a. [L. ad and nascens, growing.]

900

adnata
ADNA'TA, n. [L. ad and natus, grown from nascor, to grow.]1. In anatomy, one of the coats of the ...

901

adnate
AD'NATE, a. [L. ad and natus, grown.]In botany, pressing close to the stem, or growing to it.

902

adnoun
AD'NOUN, n. [ad and noun.]In grammar, an adjective, or attribute. [Little used.]

903

ado
ADO', n. Bustle; trouble; labor; difficulty; as, to make a great ado about trifles; to persuade ...

904

adolescence
ADOLES'CENCE, n. [L. adolescens, growing, of ad and olesco, to grow, from oleo. Heb. to ...

905

adolescent
ADOLES'CENT, a. Growing; advancing from childhood to manhood.

906

adonean
ADONE'AN, a. Pertaining to Adonis.Fair Adonean Venus.

907

adonia
ADO'NIA, n. Festivals celebrated anciently in honor of Adonis, by females, who spent two days in ...

908

adonic
ADO'NIC, a. Adonic Verse, a short verse, in which the death of Adonis was bewailed. It consists ...

909

adonis
ADO'NIS, n. In mythology, the favorite of Venus, said to be the son of Cinyras, king of Cyprus. ...

910

adonists
ADO'NISTS, n. [Heb. Lord, a scriptural title of the Supreme Being.]Among critics, a sect or party ...

911

adopt
ADOPT', v.t. [L. adopto, of ad and opto, to desire or choose. See Option.]1. To take a stranger ...

912

adopted
ADOPT'ED, pp. Taken as one's own; received as son and heir; selected for use.

913

adoptedly
ADOPT'EDLY, adv. In the manner of something adopted.

914

adopter
ADOPT'ER, n.1. One who adopts.2. In chimistry, a large round receiver, with two necks, ...

915

adopting
ADOPT'ING, ppr. Taking a stranger as a son; taking as one's own.

916

adoption
ADOP'TION, n. [L. adoptio.]1. The act of adopting, or the state of being adopted; the taking and ...

917

adoptive
ADOPT'IVE, a. [L. adoptivus.]That adopts, as an adoptive father; or that is adopted, as an ...

918

adorable
ADO'RABLE, a. That ought to be adored; worth of divine honors. In popular use, worthy of the ...

919

adorableness
ADO'RABLENESS, n. The quality of being adorable, or worthy of adoration.

920

adorably
ADO'RABLY, adv. In a manner worthy of adoration.

921

adoration
ADORA'TION, n. 1. The act of paying honors to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of ...

922

adore
ADO'RE, v.t. [L. adoro. In Heb. to honor, reverence or glorify to adorn; to be magnificent or ...

923

adored
ADO'RED, pp. Worshipped as divine; highly reverenced; greatly beloved.

924

adorer
ADO'RER, n. One who worships, or honors as divine; in popular language, an admiring lover.

925

adoring
ADO'RING, ppr. or a. Honoring or addressing as divine; regarding with great love or reverence.

926

adorn
ADORN', v.t. [L. adorno, ad and orno, to deck, or beautify, to dress, set off, extol, furnish.1. ...

927

adorned
ADORN'ED, pp. Decked; decorated; embellished.

928

adorning
ADORN'ING, ppr. Ornamenting; decorating; displaying beauty.ADORN'ING, n. Ornament; decoration. ...

929

adosculation
ADOSCULA'TION, n. [L. ad and osculatio, a kissing, from osculum, a kiss, or mouth.]The ...

930

adossed
ADOS'SED, a. In heraldry, denoting two figures or bearings place back to back.

931

adown
ADOWN', prep. [a and down.] From a higher to a lower situation; downwards; implying ...

932

adread
ADREAD', a. Adred'. [See Dread.] Affected by dread. Obs.

933

adriatic
ADRIAT'IC, a. [L. Aldria, or Hadria, the gulf of Venice.]Pertaining to the Gulf, called, from ...

934

adrift
ADRIFT', a. or adv. [See Drive. Adrift is the participle of the verb.]Literally, driven; ...

935

adrogation
ADROGA'TION, n. [L. ad and rogo, to ask. See Interrogate and Rogation.]A species of adoption in ...

936

adroit
ADROIT', [L. directus, dirigo. See Right.]Dextrous; skillful; active in the use of the hands, and ...

937

adroitly
ADROIT'LY, adv. With dexterity; in a ready skillful manner.

938

adroitness
ADROIT'NESS, n. Dexterity; readiness in the use of the limbs, or of the mental faculties.

939

adry
ADRY', a. Thirsty, in want of drink. [This adjective always follows the noun.]

940

adscititious
ADSCITI'TIOUS, a. [L. ascititius, from adscisco, ascisco, to add or join.]Added; taken as ...

941

adstrictory
ADSTRIC'TORY, ADSTRING'ENT. [See Astringent.]

942

adstringent
ADSTRIC'TORY, ADSTRING'ENT. [See Astringent.]

943

adularia
ADULA'RIA, n. [From Adula, the summit of a Swiss mountain.]A mineral deemed the most perfect ...

944

adulation
ADULA'TION, n. [L. adulatio.]Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited; high ...

945

adulator
AD'ULATOR, n. A flatterer; one who offers praise servilely.

946

adulatory
AD'ULATORY, a. Flattering; containing excessive praise or compliments; servilely praising; as, an ...

947

adulatress
AD'ULATRESS, n. A female that flatters with servility.

948

adult
ADULT', n. [L. adultus, grown to maturity, from oleo, to grow; Heb. to ascend.]Having arrived at ...

949

adulterant
ADUL'TERANT, n. The person or thing that adulterates.

950

adulterate
ADUL'TERATE, v.t. [L. adultero, from adulter, mixed, or an adulterer; ad and alter, other.]To ...

951

adulterated
ADUL'TERATED, pp. Corrupted; debased by a mixture with something of less value.

952

adulterateness
ADUL'TERATENESS, n. The quality or state of being debased or counterfeit.

953

adulterating
ADUL'TERATING, ppr. Debasing; corrupting; counterfeiting.

954

adulteration
ADULTERA'TION, n. The act of adulterating, or the state of being adulterated, corrupted or debased ...

955

adulterer
ADUL'TERER, n. [L. adulter.]1. A man guilty of adultery; a man who has sexual commerce with any ...

956

adulteress
ADUL'TERESS, n. A married woman guilty of incontinence.

957

adulterine
ADUL'TERINE, a. Proceeding from adulterous commerce; spurious.

958

adulterous
ADUL'TEROUS, a. 1. Guilty of adultery; pertaining to adultery.2. In scripture, idolatrous, very ...

959

adultery
ADUL'TERY, n. [L. adulterium. See Adulterate.]1. Violation of the marriage bed; a crime, or a ...

960

adultness
ADULT'NESS, n. The state of being adult.

961

adumbrant
ADUM'BRANT, a. [See Adumbrate.] Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance.

962

adumbrate
ADUM'BRATE, v.t. [L. adumbro, to shade, from umbra, a shade.]To give a faint shadow, or slight ...

963

adumbration
ADUMBRA'TION, n. 1. The act of making a shadow or faint resemblance.2. A faint sketch; an ...

964

adunation
ADUNA'TION, n. [L. ad and unus, unio,.]The state of being united; union. [Not used.]

965

aduncity
ADUN'CITY, n. [L. aduncitas, hookedness, of ad and uncus, a hook.]Hookedness; a bending in form of ...

966

aduncous
ADUN'COUS, a. [L. aduncus.]Hooked; bent or made in the form of a hook.

967

adunque
ADUNQUE, a. Adunk'. Hooked. [Not used.]

968

adure
ADU'RE, v.t. [L. aduro, ad and uro, to burn.]To burn up. [Not used.]

969

adust
ADUST', a. [L. adustus, burnt, the participle of aduro, to burn.]Burnt; scorched; become dry by ...

970

adusted
ADUST'ED, a. Become hot and dry; burnt; scorched.

971

adustion
ADUS'TION, n. The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; a state of being thus heated ...

972

advance
ADV'ANCE, v.t. adv'ans. [Heb. surface, face; whence.]1. To bring forward; to move further in ...

973

advanced
ADV'ANCED, pp. Moved forward; promoted; improved; furnished beforehand; situated in front, or ...

974

advancement
ADV'ANCEMENT, n. 1. The act of moving forward or proceeding.2. The state of being advanced; ...

975

advancer
ADV'ANCER, n. One who advances; a promoter.Among sportsmen, a start or branch of a buck's attire, ...

976

advancing
ADV'ANCING, ppr. Moving forward; proceeding; promoting; raising to higher rank or excellence; ...

977

advancive
ADV'ANCIVE, a. Tending to advance, or promote.

978

advantage
ADV'ANTAGE, n. 1. Any state, condition, or circumstance, favorable to success, prosperity, ...

979

advantage-ground
ADV'ANTAGE-GROUND, n. Ground that gives advantage or superiority; a state that gives superior ...

980

advantageable
ADV'ANTAGEABLE, a. Profitable; convenient; gainful. [Little used.]

981

advantaged
ADV'ANTAGED, pp. Benefitted; promoted.

982

advantageous
ADVANTA'GEOUS, a. Being of advantage; furnishing convenience, or opportunity to gain benefit; ...

983

advantageously
ADVANTA'GEOUSLY, adv. In an advantageous manner; profitably; usefully; conveniently.

984

advantageousness
ADVANTA'GEOUSNESS, n. The quality or state of being advantageous; profitableness; usefulness; ...

985

advantaging
ADV'ANTAGING, ppr. Profiting; benefiting.

986

advene
ADVE'NE, v.i. [L. advenio, to come to, ad and venio.]To accede, or come to; to be added to, or ...

987

advenient
ADVE'NIENT, a. Advening; coming from outward causes.

988

advent
AD'VENT, n. [L. adventus, from advenio, of ad and venio, to come. See Find.]A coming; ...

989

adventine
ADVENT'INE, a. Adventitious. [Not used.]

990

adventitious
ADVENTI'TIOUS, a. [L. adventitius, from advenio. See Advent.]Added extrinsically; accidental; not ...

991

adventitiously
ADVENTI'TIOUSLY, adv. Accidentally.

992

adventive
ADVENT'IVE, a. Accidental; adventitious. [Little used.]

993

adventual
ADVENT'UAL, a. Relating to the season of advent.

994

adventure
ADVENT'URE, n. [See Advent.]1. Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction; as, at ...

995

adventured
ADVENT'URED, pp. Put to hazard; ventured; risked.

996

adventurer
ADVENT'URER, n.1. One who hazards, or puts something at risk, as merchant-adventurers.2. One who ...

997

adventuresome
ADVENT'URESOME, a. Bold; daring; incurring hazard. [See Venturesome.]

998

adventuresomeness
ADVENT'URESOMENESS, n. The quality of being bold and venturesome.

999

adventuring
ADVENT'URING, ppr. Putting to risk; hazarding.

1000

adventurous
ADVENT'UROUS, a.1. Inclined or willing to incur hazard; bold to encounter danger; daring; ...

1001

adventurously
ADVENT'UROUSLY, adv. Boldly; daringly; in a manner to incur hazard.

1002

adventurousness
ADVENT'UROUSNESS, n. The act or quality of being adventurous.

1003

adverb
AD'VERB, n. [L. adverbium, of ad and verbum, to a verb.]In grammar, a word used to modify the ...

1004

adverbial
ADVERB'IAL, a. Pertaining to an adverb.

1005

adverbially
ADVERB'IALLY, adv. In the manner of an adverb.

1006

adversaria
ADVERSA'RIA, n. [L. from adversus. See Adverse.]Among the ancients, a book of accounts, so named ...

1007

adversary
AD'VERSARY, n. [See Adverse.]1. An enemy or foe; one who has enmity at heart.The Lord shall take ...

1008

adversative
ADVERS'ATIVE, a. Noting some difference, contrariety, or opposition; as, John is an honest man, ...

1009

adverse
AD'VERSE, a. [L. adversus, opposite; of ad and versus, turned; from verto, to turn. See Advert. ...

1010

adversely
AD'VERSELY, adv. In an adverse manner; oppositely; unfortunately; unprosperously; in a manner ...

1011

adverseness
AD'VERSENESS, n. Opposition; unprosperousness.

1012

adversity
ADVERS'ITY, n. An event, or series of events, which oppose success or desire; misfortune; ...

1013

advert
ADVERT', v.i. [L. adverto, of ad and verto, to turn.]To turn the mind or attention to; to regard, ...

1014

adverted
ADVERT'ED, pp. Attended to; regarded; with to.

1015

advertence
ADVERT'ENCE,

1016

advertency
ADVERT'ENCY, n. A direction of the mind to; attention; notice; regard; consideration; ...

1017

advertent
ADVERT'ENT, a. Attentive; heedful.

1018

adverting
ADVERT'ING, ppr. Attending to; regarding; observing.

1019

advertise
ADVERTI'SE, v.t. s as z. [See Advert.]1. To inform; to give notice, advice or intelligence to, ...

1020

advertised
ADVERTI'SED, pp. Informed; notified; warned; used of persons: published; made known; used of ...

1021

advertisement
ADVER'TISEMENT, n. Information; admonition, notice given. More generally, a publication intended ...

1022

advertiser
ADVERTI'SER, n. One who advertises. This title is often given to public prints.

1023

advertising
ADVERTI'SING, ppr. 1. Informing; giving notice; publishing notice.2. a. Furnishing ...

1024

advice
ADVI'CE, n. [L. viso, to see, to visit.]1. Counsel; an opinion recommended, or offered, as worthy ...

1025

advisable
ADVI'SABLE, a. [See Advise.]1. Proper to be advised; prudent; expedient; proper to be done or ...

1026

advisableness
ADVI'SABLENESS, n. The quality of being advisable or expedient.

1027

advise
ADVI'SE, v.t. s as z. [See Advice.]1. To give counsel to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or ...

1028

advised
ADVI'SED, pp. 1. Informed; counseled; also cautious; prudent; acting with deliberation.Let him be ...

1029

advisedly
ADVI'SEDLY, adv. With deliberation or advice; heedfully; purposely; by design; as, an enterprize ...

1030

advisedness
ADVI'SEDNESS, n. Deliberate consideration; prudent procedure.

1031

advisement
ADVI'SEMENT, n.1. Counsel; information; circumspection.2. Consultation.The action standing ...

1032

adviser
ADVI'SER, n. One who gives advice or admonition; also, in a bad sense, one who instigates or ...

1033

advising
ADVI'SING, ppr. Giving counsel.

1034

advisory
ADVI'SORY, a. 1. Having power to advise.The general association has a general advisory ...

1035

advocacy
AD'VOCACY, n. 1. The act of pleading for; intercession.2. Judicial pleading; law-suit.

1036

advocate
AD'VOCATE, n. [L. advocatus, from advoco, to call for, to plead for; of ad and voco, to call. See ...

1037

advocated
AD'VOCATED, pp. Defended by argument; vindicated.

1038

advocatess
AD'VOCATESS, n. A female advocate.

1039

advocating
AD'VOCATING, ppr. Supporting by reasons; defending; maintaining.

1040

advocation
ADVOCA'TION, n. A pleading for: plea; apology.A bill of advocation, in Scotland, is a written ...

1041

advoutress
ADVOU'TRESS, n. An adulteress.

1042

advoutry
ADVOU'TRY, n. Adultery. [Little used.]

1043

advowee
ADVOWEE', n. 1. He that has the right of advowson.2. The advocate of a church or religious ...

1044

advowson
ADVOW'SON, n. s as z. [The word was latinized, advocatio, from advoco, and avow is from ...

1045

advoyer
ADVOY'ER, or Avoy'er, A chief magistrate of a town or canton in Switzerland.

1046

ady
A'DY, n. The abanga, or Thernel's restorative; a species of Palm tree, in the West Indies, tall, ...

1047

adz
ADZ, n. An iron instrument with an arching edge, across the line of the handle, and ground from a ...

1048

ae
AE, a diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. In derivatives from the ...

1049

aed
AED, ed, ead, syllables found in names from the Saxon, signify happy; as, Eadric, happy kingdom; ...

1050

aedile
AE'DILE, n. [Lat.] In ancient Rome, an officer or magistrate, who had the care of the public ...

1051

aegilops
AE'GILOPS, n. [Gr. a goat and the eye.]A tumor in the corner of the eye, and a plant so called.

1052

aegis
AE'GIS, n. [Gr. a goat skin, and shield; from a goat.]A shield, or defensive armor.

1053

ael
AEL, Eng. all, are seen in many names; as, in AElfred, Alfred, all peace; AElwin, all conqueror.

1054

aelf
AELF, seems to be one form of help, but more generally written elph or ulph; as, in AElfwin, ...

1055

aeolist
AE'OLIST, n. [L. AEolus.]A pretender to inspiration.

1056

aerate
A'ERATE, v.t. [See Air.] To combine with carbonic acid, formerly called fixed air. [The word has ...

1057

aerated
A'ERATED, pp. Combined with carbonic acid.

1058

aerating
A'ERATING, ppr. Combining with carbonic acid.

1059

aeration
AERA'TION, n. The act or operation of combining with carbonic acid.

1060

aerial
AE'RIAL, a. [L. aerius. See Air.]1. Belonging to the air, or atmosphere; as, aerial regions.2. ...

1061

aerians
AE'RIANS, n. In church history, a branch of Arians, so called from Aerius, who maintained, that ...

1062

aerie
A'ERIE, n. The nest of a fowl, as of an eagle or hawk; a covey of birds.

1063

aerification
AERIFICA'TION, n.1. The act of combining air with; the state of being filled with air.2. The act ...

1064

aerified
A'ERIFIED, pp. Having air infused, or combined with.

1065

aeriform
A'ERIFORM, a. [L. aer, air, and forma, form.]Having the form or nature of air, or of an elastic, ...

1066

aerify
A'ERIFY, v.t. To infuse air into; to fill with air, or to combine air with.

1067

aerography
AEROG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. air, and to describe.]A description of the air or atmosphere; but aerology is ...

1068

aerolite
A'EROLITE, n. [Gr. air, and a stone.]A stone falling from the air, or atmospheric regions; a ...

1069

aerological
AEROLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to aerology.

1070

aerologist
AEROL'OGIST, n. One who is versed in aerology.

1071

aerology
AEROL'OGY, n [Gr. air, and description.]A description of the air; that branch of philosophy which ...

1072

aeromancy
A'EROMANCY, n. [Gr. divination.]Divination by means of the air and winds. [Little used.]

1073

aerometer
AEROM'ETER, n. [Gr. air, and measure.]An instrument for weighing air, or for ascertaining the ...

1074

aerometry
AEROM'ETRY, n. [as above.] The science of measuring the air, including the doctrine of its ...

1075

aeronaut
A'ERONAUT, n. [Gr. a sailor, from a ship.]One who sails or floats in the air; an aerial navigator; ...

1076

aeronautic
AERONAUT'IC, a. Sailing or floating in the air; pertaining to aerial sailing.

1077

aeronautics
AERONAUT'ICS, n. The doctrine, science, or art of sailing in the air, by means of a balloon.

1078

aeronautism
A'ERONAUTISM, n. The practice of ascending and floating in the atmosphere, in balloons.

1079

aeroscopy
AEROS'COPY, n. [Gr to see.] The observation of the air. [Little used.]

1080

aerostat
A'EROSTAT, n. [Gr. sustaining, from to stand.]A machine or vessel sustaining weights in the air; a ...

1081

aerostatic
AEROSTAT'IC, a. Suspending in air; pertaining to the art of aerial navigation.

1082

aerostation
AEROSTA'TION, n. 1. Aerial navigation; the science of raising, suspending, and guiding machines ...

1083

aery-light
A'ERY-LIGHT, in Milton, light as air; used for airy light.

1084

aethel
ATHEL, ADEL or AETHEL, nobel of illustrious birth.

1085

afar
AF'AR, adv. [a and far. See Far.]1. At a distance in place; to or from a distance; used with ...

1086

afeard
AFE'ARD, a. Afeard is the participle passive. See Fear.]Afraid; affected with fear or ...

1087

affa
AF'FA, n. A weight used on the Guinea coast, equal to an ounce. The half of it is call eggeba.

1088

affability
AFFABIL'ITY, n. [See Affable.] The quality of being affable; readiness to converse; civility and ...

1089

affable
AF'FABLE, a. [L. affabilis, of ad and fabulor. See Fable.]1. Easy of conversation; admitting ...

1090

affableness
AF'FABLENESS, n. Affability.

1091

affably
AF'FABLY, adv. In an affable manner; courteously; invitingly.

1092

affair
AFFA'IR, n. [L. facere. The primary sense of facio is to urge, drive, impel.]1. Business of any ...

1093

affect
AFFECT', v.t. [L. afficio, affectum, of ad and facio, to make; affecto, to desire, from the same ...

1094

affectation
AFFECTA'TION, n. [L. affectatio.]1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; ...

1095

affected
AFFECT'ED, pp. 1. Impressed; moved, or touched, either in person or in interest; having suffered ...

1096

affectedly
AFFECT'EDLY, adv. In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality; formally; ...

1097

affectedness
AFFECT'EDNESS, n. The quality of being affected; affectation.

1098

affecter
AFFECT'ER, n. One that affects; one that practices affectation.

1099

affecting
AFFECT'ING, ppr.1. Impressing; having an effect on; touching the feelings; moving the passions; ...

1100

affectingly
AFFECT'INGLY, adv. In an affecting manner; in a manner to excite emotions.

1101

affection
AFFEC'TION, n. 1. The state of being affected. [Little used.]2. Passion; but more generally,3. ...

1102

affectionate
AFFEC'TIONATE, a. 1. Having great love, or affection; fond; as, an affectionate brother.2. Warm ...

1103

affectionately
AFFEC'TIONATELY, adv. With affection; fondly; tenderly; kindly. 1Thes. 2.

1104

affectionateness
AFFEC'TIONATENESS, n. Fondness; goodwill; affection.

1105

affectioned
AFFEC'TIONED, a. 1. Disposed; having an affection of heart.Be ye kindly affectioned one to ...

1106

affective
AFFECT'IVE, a. That affects, or excites emotion; suited to affect. [Little used.]

1107

affectively
AFFECT'IVELY, adv. In an affective or impressive manner.

1108

affector
AFFECT'OR

1109

affectuous
AFFECT'UOUS, a. Full of passion. [Not used.]

1110

affeer
AFFEE'R, v.t. To confirm. [Not used.]AFFEE'R, v.t.In law, to assess or reduce an arbitrary ...

1111

affeered
AFFEE'RED, pp. Moderated in sum; assessed; reduced to a certainty.

1112

affeerment
AFFEE'RMENT, n. The act of affeering, or assessing an amercement, according to the circumstances ...

1113

affeeror
AFFEE'ROR, n. One who affeers; a person sworn to assess a penalty, or reduce an uncertain penalty ...

1114

affettuoso
AFFETTUO'SO, or con affetto, [L. affectus.]In music, a direction to render notes soft and ...

1115

affiance
AFFI'ANCE, n. [L. fido, fides.]1. The marriage contract or promise; faith pledged.2. Trust in ...

1116

affianced
AFFI'ANCED, pp. Pledged in marriage; betrothed; bound in faith.

1117

affiancer
AFFI'ANCER, n. One who makes a contract of marriage between parties.

1118

affiancing
AFFI'ANCING, ppr. Pledging in marriage; promising fidelity.

1119

affidavit
AFFIDA'VIT, n. [An old law verb in the perfect tense; he made oath; from ad and fides, faith.]A ...

1120

affied
AFFI'ED, a. or part. Joined by contract; affianced. [Not used.]

1121

affile
AFFI'LE, v.t. To polish. [Not used.]

1122

affiliate
AFFIL'IATE, v.t. [L. ad and filius, a son.]1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son.2. To ...

1123

affiliation
AFFILIA'TION, n. Adoption; association in the same family or society.

1124

affinity
AFFIN'ITY, n. [L. affinitas, from affinis, adjacent, related by marriage; ad and finis, end.]1. ...

1125

affirm
AFFIRM, v.t. afferm' [L. affirmo; ad and firmo, to make firm. See Firm.]1. To assert positively; ...

1126

affirmable
AFFIRM'ABLE, a. That may be asserted or declared; followed by of; as, an attribute affirmable of ...

1127

affirmance
AFFIRM'ANCE, n. 1. Confirmation; ratification; as, the affirmance of a judgment; a statute in ...

1128

affirmant
AFFIRM'ANT, n. One who affirms.

1129

affirmation
AFFIRMA'TION, n.1. The act of affirming or asserting as true; opposed to negation or denial.2. ...

1130

affirmative
AFFIRM'ATIVE, a. 1. That affirms, or asserts; declaratory of what exists; opposed to negative; ...

1131

affirmatively
AFFIRM'ATIVELY, adv. In an affirmative manner; positively; on the affirmative side of a question; ...

1132

affirmed
AFFIRM'ED, pp. Declared; asserted; averred; confirmed; ratified.

1133

affirmer
AFFIRM'ER, n. One who affirms.

1134

affirming
AFFIRM'ING, ppr. Asserting; declaring positively; confirming.

1135

affix
AFFIX', v.t. [L. affigo, affixum, of ad and figo, to fix. Eng. peg. See Fix.]1. To unite at ...

1136

affixed
AFFIX'ED, pp. United at the end; annexed; attached.

1137

affixing
AFFIX'ING, ppr. Uniting at the end; subjoining; attaching.

1138

affixion
AFFIX'ION, n. The act of uniting at the end, or state of being so united. [Little used.]

1139

affixture
AFFIX'TURE, n. That which is affixed.

1140

afflation
AFFLA'TION, n. [L. affle, afflatum, of ad and flo; Eng. blow. See Blow.]A blowing or breathing ...

1141

afflatus
AFFLA'TUS, n. [L.]1. A breath or blast of wind.2. Inspiration; communication of divine ...

1142

afflict
AFFLICT', v.t. [L. affligo, afflicto, of ad and figo, to strike; eng. flog; Gr. to strike;, L. ...

1143

afflicted
AFFLICT'ED, pp. Affected with continued or often repeated pain, either of body or mind; suffering ...

1144

afflictedness
AFFLICT'EDNESS, n. The state of being afflicted; but superseded by affliction.

1145

afflicter
AFFLICT'ER, n. One who afflicts, or causes pain of body or of mind.

1146

afflicting
AFFLICT'ING, ppr. Causing continued or durable pain of body or mind; grieving; ...

1147

affliction
AFFLIC'TION, n. 1. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.Some virtues ...

1148

afflictive
AFFLICT'IVE, a. Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; painful; distressing.

1149

afflictively
AFFLICT'IVELY, adv. In a manner to give pain or grief.

1150

affluence
AF'FLUENCE, n. [L. affluentia, of ad and fluo, to flow. See Flow.]1. Literally, a flowing to, or ...

1151

affluent
AF'FLUENT, a. Flowing to; more generally, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches; abundant.

1152

affluently
AF'FLUENTLY, adv. In abundance; abundantly.

1153

afflux
AF'FLUX, n. [L. affluxum, from affluo. See Flow.]The act of flowing to; a flowing to, or that ...

1154

affluxion
AFFLUX'ION, n. The act of flowing to; that which flows to. [See Afflux.]

1155

afforage
AF'FORAGE, n. [ad and force.]In France, a duty paid to the lord of a district, for permission to ...

1156

afforcement
AFFO'RCEMENT, n. [ad and force.]In old charters, a fortress; a fortification for defense. Obs.

1157

afford
AFFO'RD, v.t. [ad and the root of forth, further. The sense is to send forth. But I have not ...

1158

afforded
AFFO'RDED, pp. Yielded as fruit, produce or result; sold without loss or with profit.

1159

affording
AFFO'RDING, ppr. Yielding; producing; selling without loss; bearing expenses.

1160

afforest
AFFOR'EST, v.t. [ad and forest.]To convert ground into forest, as was done by the first Norman ...

1161

afforestation
AFFORESTA'TION, n. The act of turning ground into forest or wood land.

1162

afforested
AFFOR'ESTED, pp. Converted into forest.

1163

afforesting
AFFOR'ESTING, ppr. Converting into forest.

1164

affranchisement
AFFRAN'CHISEMENT,n. [See Franchise and disfranchise.]The act of making free, or liberating from ...

1165

affrap
AFFRAP', v.t. [Eng. rap.] To strike. Obs.

1166

affray
AFFRA'Y,

1167

affrayment
AFFRA'YMENT, n.1. In law, the fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror ...

1168

affreight
AFFREIGHT', v.t. affra'te. [See Freight.]To hire a ship for the transportation of goods or ...

1169

affreighted
AFFREIGHT'ED, pp. Hired for transporting goods.

1170

affreighter
AFFREIGHT'ER, n. The person who hires or charters a ship or other vessel to convey goods.

1171

affreightment
AFFREIGHT'MENT, n. The act of hiring a ship for the transportation of goods.

1172

affret
AFFRET', n. A furious onset, or attack. [Not used.]

1173

affriction
AFFRIC'TION, n. The act of rubbing. [Not used.] [See Friction.]

1174

affriended
AFFRIENDED, a. affrend'ed. Made friends; reconciled. Obs.

1175

affright
AFFRI'GHT, v.t. affri'te. [See Fright.]To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to terrify or ...

1176

affrighted
AFFRI'GHTED, pp. Suddenly alarmed with fear; terrified; followed by at or with, more generally by ...

1177

affrighter
AFFRI'GHTER, n. One who frightens.

1178

affrightful
AFFRI'GHTFUL, a. Terrifying; terrible; that may excite great fear; dreadful.

1179

affrighting
AFFRI'GHTING, ppr. Impressing sudden fear; terrifying.

1180

affrightment
AFFRI'GHTMENT, n. Affright; terror; the state of being frightened. [Rarely used.] [In common ...

1181

affront
AFFRONT', v.t. [L. frons, front, face.]1. Literally, to meet or encounter face to face, in a good ...

1182

affronted
AFFRONT'ED, pp. 1. Opposed face to face; dared; defied; abused.2. In popular language, offended; ...

1183

affrontee
AFFRONTEE', a. In heraldry, front to front; an epithet given to animals that face each other.

1184

affronter
AFFRONT'ER, n. One that affronts.

1185

affronting
AFFRONT'ING, ppr. Opposing face to face; defying; abusing; offering abuse, or any cause of ...

1186

affrontive
AFFRONT'IVE, a. Giving offense; tending to offend; abusive.

1187

affrontiveness
AFFRONT'IVENESS, n. The quality that gives offense. [Little used.]

1188

affuse
AFFU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. affundo, affusum, ad and fundo, to pour out. See Fuse.]To pour upon; ...

1189

affused
AFFU'SED, pp. Sprinkled with a liquid; sprinkled on; having a liquid poured upon.

1190

affusing
AFFU'SING, ppr. Pouring upon, or sprinkling.

1191

affusion
AFFU'SION, n. affu'zhun. The act of pouring upon, or sprinkling with a liquid substance, as water ...

1192

affy
AFFY', v.t. To betroth; to bind or join. [Not used.]AFFY', v.t. To trust or confide in. [Not ...

1193

afield
AFIE'LD, adv. [a and field.] To the field.

1194

afire
AFI'RE, adv. On fire.

1195

aflat
AFLAT', adv. [a and flat.] Level with the ground.

1196

afloat
AFLO'AT, adv. or a. [a and float.]1. Borne on the water; floating; swimming; as, the ship is ...

1197

afoot
AFOOT', adv. [a or on and foot.] 1. On foot; borne by the feet; opposed to riding.2. In action; ...

1198

afore
AFO'RE, adv. or prep. [a and fore.]1. In front.2. Between one object and another, so as to ...

1199

aforegoing
AFO'REGOING, a. Going before. [See Foregoing, which is chiefly used.]

1200

aforehand
AFO'REHAND, adv. [afore and hand.]1. In time previous; by previous provision; as, he is ready ...

1201

aforementioned
AFO'REMENTIONED, a. [afore and mention.]Mentioned before in the same writing or discourse.

1202

aforenamed
AFO'RENAMED, a. [afore and name.] Named before.

1203

aforesaid
AFO'RESAID, a. [afore and say.] Said or recited before, or in a proceeding part.

1204

aforetime
AFO'RETIME, adv. [afore and time.] In time past; in a former time.

1205

afoul
AFOUL', adv. or a. [a and foul.] Not free; entangled.

1206

afraid
AFRA'ID, a. [The participle of affray.]Impressed with fear or apprehension; fearful. This word ...

1207

afresh
AFRESH', adv. [a and fresh.] Anew; again; recently; after intermission.They crucify the son of ...

1208

afric
AF'RIC,

1209

africa
AF'RICA, n. [L. a neg. and frigus, cold.]One of the four quarters or largest divisions of the ...

1210

african
AF'RICAN, a. Pertaining to Africa.AF'RICAN, n. A native of Africa.This name is given also to the ...

1211

afront
AFRONT', adv. In front.

1212

aft
'AFT, a. or adv.In seaman's language, a word used to denote the stern or what pertains to the stern ...

1213

after
'AFTER, a. [The comparative degree of aft. But is some Teutonic dialects it is written with g.]1. ...

1214

after-account
'AFTER-ACCOUNT, n. A subsequent reckoning.

1215

after-act
'AFTER-ACT, n. A subsequent act.

1216

after-ages
'AFTER-AGES, n. Later ages; succeeding times. After-age, in the singular, is not improper.

1217

after-band
'AFTER-BAND, n. A future band.

1218

after-birth
'AFTER-BIRTH, n. The appendages of the fetus, called also secundines.

1219

after-clap
'AFTER-CLAP, n. An unexpected, subsequent event; something happening after an affair is supposed ...

1220

after-comer
'AFTER-COMER, n. A successor.

1221

after-comfort
'AFTER-COMFORT, n. Future comfort

1222

after-conduct
'AFTER-CONDUCT, n. Subsequent behavior.

1223

after-conviction
'AFTER-CONVIC'TION, n Future conviction.

1224

after-cost
'AFTER-COST, n. Later cost; expense after the execution of the main design.

1225

after-course
'AFTER-COURSE, n. Future course.

1226

after-crop
'AFTER-CROP, n. The second crop in the same year.

1227

after-days
'AFTER-DAYS, n. Future days.

1228

after-eatage
'AFTER-EATAGE, n. Part of the increase of the same year. [Local.]

1229

after-endeavor
'AFTER-ENDEAV'OR, n. An endeavor after the first or former effort.

1230

after-game
'AFTER-GAME, n. A subsequent scheme, or expedient.

1231

after-guard
'AFTER-GUARD, n. The seaman stationed on the poop or after part of the ship, to attend the after ...

1232

after-hope
'AFTER-HOPE, n. Future hope.

1233

after-hours
'AFTER-HOURS, n. Hours that follow; time following.

1234

after-ignorance
'AFTER-IGNORANCE, n. Subsequent ignorance.

1235

after-king
'AFTER-KING, n. A succeeding king.

1236

after-life
'AFTER-LIFE, n. 1. Future life or the life after this. 2. A later period of life; subsequent ...

1237

after-liver
'AFTER-LIVER, n. One who lives in succeeding times.

1238

after-love
'AFTER-LOVE, n. The second or later love.

1239

after-malice
'AFTER-MALICE, n. Succeeding malice.

1240

after-math
'AFTER-MATH, n. [after and math. See Mow.]A second crop of grass, in the same season; rowen.

1241

after-most
'AFTER-MOST, a. Superl. In marine language, nearest the stern, opposed to foremost; also ...

1242

after-noon
'AFTER-NOON', n. The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.

1243

after-pains
'AFTER-PAINS, n. The pains which succeed child birth.

1244

after-part
'AFTER-PART, n. The latter part. In marine language, the part of a ship towards the stern.

1245

after-piece
'AFTER-PIECE, n. A piece performed after a play; a farce or other entertainment.

1246

after-proof
'AFTER-PROOF, n. Subsequent proof or evidence; qualities known by subsequent experience.

1247

after-repentance
'AFTER-REPENT'ANCE, n. Subsequent repentance.

1248

after-report
'AFTER-REPORT, n. Subsequent report, or information.

1249

after-sails
'AFTER-SAILS, n. The sails on the mizzenmast and stays, between the main and mizzen-masts.

1250

after-state
'AFTER-STATE, n. The future state.

1251

after-sting
'AFTER-STING, n. Subsequent sting.

1252

after-storm
'AFTER-STORM, n. A succeeding or future storm.

1253

after-supper
'AFTER-SUPPER, n. The time between supper and going to bed.

1254

after-swarm
'AFTER-SWARM, n. A swarm of bees which leaves the hive after the first.

1255

after-taste
'AFTER-TASTE, n. A taste which succeeds eating and drinking.

1256

after-thought
'AFTER-THOUGHT, n. [See Thought.] Reflections after an act; later thought, or expedient occurring ...

1257

after-times
'AFTER-TIMES, n. Succeeding times. It may be used in the singular.

1258

after-tossing
'AFTER-TOSSING, n. The swell or agitation of the sea after a storm.

1259

after-wise
'AFTER-WISE, a. Wise afterwards or too late.

1260

after-wit
'AFTER-WIT, n. Subsequent wit; wisdom that comes too late.

1261

after-wrath
'AFTER-WRATH, n. Later wrath; anger after the provocation has ceased.

1262

after-writer
'AFTER-WRITER, n. A succeeding writer.

1263

afterward
'AFTERWARD, or 'AFTERWARDS, adv. [See Ward.] In later or subsequent time.

1264

afterwards
'AFTERWARD, or 'AFTERWARDS, adv. [See Ward.] In later or subsequent time.

1265

aga
AGA, n. In the Turkish dominions, a commander or chief officer. The title is given to various ...

1266

again
AGAIN, adv. agen'. [L. con, whence contra;]1. A second time; once more.I will not again curse the ...

1267

against
AGAINST, prep. agenst'.1. In opposition; noting enmity or disapprobation.His hand will be against ...

1268

agalloch
AG'ALLOCH,

1269

agallochum
AGAL'LOCHUM, n. [Of oriental origin.]Aloes-wood, the product of a tree growing in China, and some ...

1270

agalmatolite
AGALMAT'OLITE,n. [Gr. image, and stone.]A name given by Klaproth to two varieties of the pierre de ...

1271

agape
AG'APE, adv. or a. [a and gape. See Gape.]Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager ...

1272

agaric
AG'ARIC, n. [Gr.]In botany, mushroom, a genus of funguses, containing numerous species. Mushrooms ...

1273

agast
AG'AST or AGH'AST, aStruck with terror, or astonishment; amazed; struck silent with horror.With ...

1274

agate
AGA'TE, adv. [a and gate.] On the way; going. Obs.

1275

agatine
AG'ATINE, a. Pretaining to agate.AG'ATINE, n. A genus of shells, oval or oblong.

1276

agatized
AG'ATIZED, a. Having the colored lines and figures of agate.Agatized wood, a substance apparently ...

1277

agaty
AG'ATY, a. Of the nature of agate.

1278

agave
AGA'VE, n. [Gr. admirable.]1. The American aloe. The great aloe rises twenty feet, and its ...

1279

agaze
AGA'ZE, v.t. [from gaze.] To strike with amazement. Obs.

1280

agazed
AGA'ZED, pp. Struck with amazement. [Not in use.]

1281

age
AGE, n. [L. aetas,or aevum. But these are undoubtedly contracted words.]1. The whole duration of ...

1282

aged
A'GED, a. 1. Old; having lived long; having lived almost the usual time allotted to that species ...

1283

agen
AGEN', for again. Obs.

1284

agency
A'GENCY, n. [L. agens. See Act.]1. The quality of moving or of exerting power; the state of ...

1285

agenda
AGEND'A, n. [L. things to be done.]A memorandum-book; the service or office of a church; a ritual ...

1286

agent
A'GENT, a. Acting; opposed to patient, or sustaining action; as, the body agent. [Little ...

1287

agentship
A'GENTSHIP, n. The office of an agent. [Not used.] We now use agency.

1288

aggelation
AGGELA'TION, n. [L. gelu.] Concretion of a fluid. [Not used.]

1289

aggeneration
AGGENERA'TION, n. [L. ad and generatio.] The state of growing to another. [Not used.]

1290

agger
AG'GER, n. [L.] A fortress, or mound. [Not used.]

1291

aggerate
AG'GERATE, v.t. [L. aggero.] To heap. [Not used.]

1292

aggeration
AGGERA'TION, n. A heaping; accumulation; as, "aggerations of sand."

1293

agglomerate
AGGLOM'ERATE, v.t. [L. agglomero, ad and glomero, to wind into a ball, from glomus a ball of ...

1294

agglomerated
AGGLOM'ERATED, pp. Wound or collected into a ball.

1295

agglomerating
AGGLOM'ERATING, ppr. Winding into a ball; gathering into a lump.

1296

agglomeration
AGGLOMERA'TION, n. The act of winding into a ball; the state of being gathered into a ball or ...

1297

agglutinant
AGGLU'TINANT, n. Any viscous substance which unites other substances, by causing an adhesion; any ...

1298

agglutinate
AGGLU'TINATE, v.t. [Lat. agglutino, ad and glutino, from gluten. Eng. glue. See Glue.]To unite, ...

1299

agglutinated
AGGLU'TINATED, pp. Glued together; united by a viscous substance.

1300

agglutinating
AGGLU'TINATING, ppr. Gluing together; united by causing adhesion.

1301

agglutination
AGGLUTINA'TION, n. The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being ...

1302

agglutinative
AGGLU'TINATIVE, a. That tends to unite, or has power to cause adhesion.

1303

aggrace
AGGRA'CE, v.t. To favor. [Not used.]AGGRA'CE, n. Kindness; favor. [Not used.]

1304

aggrandization
AGGRANDIZA'TION, n. The act of aggrandizing. [Not used.]

1305

aggrandize
AG'GRANDIZE, v.t. [L. ad and grandis. See Grand.]1. To make great or greater in power, rank or ...

1306

aggrandized
AG'GRANDIZED, pp. Made great or greater; exalted; enlarged.

1307

aggrandizement
AGGRAND'IZEMENT, n. The act of aggrandizing; the state of being exalted in power, rank or honor; ...

1308

aggrandizer
AG'GRANDIZER, n. One that aggrandizes or exalts in power, rank or honor.

1309

aggrandizing
AG'GRANDIZING, ppr. Making great; exalting; enlarging.

1310

aggrate
AGGRA'TE, v.t. To please. [Not used.]

1311

aggravate
AG'GRAVATE, v.t. [L. aggravo, of ad and gravis, heavy. See Grave, Gravity.]1. To make heavy, but ...

1312

aggravated
AG'GRAVATED, pp. Increased, in severity or enormity; made worse; exaggerated.

1313

aggravating
AG'GRAVATING, ppr. Increasing in severity, enormity, or degree, as evils, misfortunes, pain, ...

1314

aggravation
AGGRAVA'TION, n. 1. The act of making worse, used of evils, natural or moral; the act of ...

1315

aggregate
AG'GREGATE, v.t [L. aggrego, to collect in troops, of ad and grex, a herd or band. See ...

1316

aggregated
AG'GREGATED, pp. Collected into a sum, mass or system.

1317

aggregately
AG'GREGATELY, adv. Collectively; taken in a sum or mass.

1318

aggregating
AG'GREGATING, ppr. Collecting into a sum or mass.

1319

aggregation
AGGREGA'TION, n. 1. The act of aggregating; the state of being collected into a sum or mass; a ...

1320

aggregative
AG'GREGATIVE, a. Taken together; collective.

1321

aggregator
AG'GREGATOR, n. He that collects into a whole or mass.

1322

aggress
AGGRESS', v.i. [L. aggredior, aggressus, of ad and gradior, to go. See Grade.]To make a first ...

1323

aggressing
AGGRESS'ING, ppr. Commencing hostility first; making the first attack.

1324

aggression
AGGRESS'ION, n. The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act ...

1325

aggressive
AGGRESS'IVE, a. Tending to aggress; making the first attack.

1326

aggressor
AGGRESS'OR, n. The person who first attacks; he who first commences hostility or a quarrel; an ...

1327

aggrievance
AGGRIE'VANCE, n. See Aggrieve.] Oppression; hardship; injury. But grievance is more generally ...

1328

aggrieve
AGGRIE'VE, v.t. [of ad and grieve from grief. See Grief and Grave.]1. To give pain or sorrow; to ...

1329

aggrieved
AGGRIE'VED, pp. Pained; afflicted, civilly or politically oppressed.

1330

aggrieving
AGGRIE'VING, ppr. Afflicting; imposing hardships on; oppressing.

1331

aggroop
AGGROOP, v.t. [See Group.]To bring together; to group; to collect many persons in a crowd, or many ...

1332

aggrooped
AGGROOP'ED, pp. Collected into a group or assemblage.

1333

aggroup
AGGROUP',

1334

aggrouped
AGGROUP'ED,

1335

aghast
AGH'AST, or more correctly AGHAST, a or adv. [Perhaps the participle of agaze; otherwise from the ...

1336

agile
AG'ILE, a. [L. agilis, from ago. See Act.]Nimble; having the faculty of quick motion in the ...

1337

agileness
AG'ILENESS, n. Nimbleness; activity; the faculty of moving the limbs quickly; agility.

1338

agility
AGIL'ITY, n. [L. agilitas.]The power of moving the limbs quickly; nimbleness; briskness; activity; ...

1339

agio
A'GIO, n.1. In commerce, the difference between bank notes and current coin. In Holland, the agio ...

1340

agist
AGIST', v.t. In law, to take the cattle of others to graze, at a certain sum; to feed or pasture ...

1341

agistator
AGIST'OR, or AGISTA'TOR n. An officer of the king's forest, who has the care of cattle agisted, ...

1342

agistment
AGIST'MENT, n. The taking and feeding other men's cattle in the king's forest, or on one's own ...

1343

agistor
AGIST'OR, or AGISTA'TOR n. An officer of the king's forest, who has the care of cattle agisted, ...

1344

agitable
AG'ITABLE, a. [See Agitate.] That may be agitated, shaken or discussed.

1345

agitate
AG'ITATE, v.t. [L. agito, from ago. See Act.]1. To stir violently; to move back and forth with a ...

1346

agitated
AG'ITATED, pp. Tossed from side to side; shaken; moved violently and irregularly; disturbed; ...

1347

agitating
AG'ITATING, ppr. Shaking; moving with violence; disturbing; disputing; contriving.

1348

agitation
AGITA'TION, n. 1. The act of shaking; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular ...

1349

agitato
AGITA'TO, in music, denotes a broken style of performance, adapted to awaken surprise or ...

1350

agitator
AG'ITATOR, n. One who agitates; also, an insurgent; one who excites sedition or revolt. In ...

1351

aglet
AG'LET,

1352

aglet-baby
AG'LET-BABY, n. A small image on the top of a lace.

1353

agminal
AG'MINAL, a. [L. agmen, a troop or body of men arrayed from ago.] Pertaining to an army or troop. ...

1354

agnail
AG'NAIL, n. [ad and nail. See Nail.]A disease of the nail; a whitlow; an inflammation round the ...

1355

agnate
AG'NATE, a. [L. agnatus.] Related or akin by the father's side.AG'NATE, n. [L. agnatus, ...

1356

agnatic
AGNAT'IC, a. Pertaining to descent by the male line of ancestors.

1357

agnation
AGNA'TION, n. Relation by the father's side only, or descent in the male line, distinct from ...

1358

agnel
AG'NEL, n. [From agnus, a lamb, the figure struck on the coin.]An ancient French coin, value ...

1359

agnition
AGNI'TION, n. [L. agnitio, agnosco.] Acknowledgment. [Little used.]

1360

agnize
AGNI'ZE, v.t. To acknowledge. [Not in use.]

1361

agnominate
AGNOM'INATE, v.t. [L. agnomino; ad and nomino, nomen, name.] To name. [Little used.]

1362

agnomination
AGNOMINA'TION, n. [L. agnomen, a surname, of ad and nomen. See Name.]1. An additional name, or ...

1363

ago
AGO', adv. or a. [See Go.] Past; gone; as a year ago.

1364

agog
AGOG', adv.In a state of desire; highly excited by eagerness after an object.The gaudy gossip when ...

1365

agoing
AGO'ING, [The participle of go, with the prefix a.]In motion, as to set a mill agoing; or about to ...

1366

agon
A'GON, n. [Gr.] The contest for the prize. [Not used.]

1367

agone
AGONE, pp. agawn;, [See ago and Gone.] Ago; past; since.[Nearly Obs.]

1368

agonism
AG'ONISM, n. [Gr.] Contention for a prize.

1369

agonist
AG'ONIST, n. One who contends for the prize in public games. Milton has used Agonistes in this ...

1370

agonistic
AGONIST'IC,

1371

agonistical
AGONIST'ICAL, a. Pertaining to prize-fighting, contests of strength, or athletic combats.

1372

agonistically
AGONIST'ICALLY, adv. In an agonistic manner; like prize-fighting.

1373

agonize
AG'ONIZE, v.t. [Gr. to strive. See Agony.]To write with extreme pain; to suffer violent ...

1374

agonizing
AG'ONIZING, ppr. Suffering severe pain; writhing with torture.

1375

agonizingly
AG'ONIZINGLY, adv. With extreme anguish.

1376

agony
AG'ONY, n. [Gr. a contest with bodily exertion; a word used to denote the athletic games, in ...

1377

agood
AGOOD, adv. In earnest. [Not used.]

1378

agouty
AGOUTY, n. [L. acutus.]A quadruped of the order Rodentia; arranged by naturalist in the genus ...

1379

agrarian
AGRA'RIAN, a. [L. agrarius, from ager, a field.]Relating to lands. appropriately, denoting or ...

1380

agree
AGREE', v.i.[L. gratia. the primary sense is advancing, from the same root as L. gradior.]1. To ...

1381

agreeability
AGREEABIL'ITY, n. Easiness of disposition. [Not used.]

1382

agreeable
AGREE'ABLE, a.1. Suitable; conformable; correspondent; consistent with; as, the practice of virtue ...

1383

agreeableness
AGREE'ABLENESS, n. 1. Suitableness; conformity; consistency; as, the agreeableness of virtue to ...

1384

agreeably
AGREE'ABLY, adv.1. Pleasingly; in an agreeable manner; in a manner to give pleasure; as, to be ...

1385

agreed
AGREE'D, pp. 1. Being in concord or harmony of opinion; of one mind.Can two walk together except ...

1386

agreeing
AGREE'ING, ppr. Living in concord; concurring; assenting; settling by consent.

1387

agreeingly
AGREE'INGLY, adv. In conformity to. [Little used.]

1388

agreement
AGREE'MENT, n. 1. Concord; harmony; conformity.What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? ...

1389

agrestic
AGRES'TIC,

1390

agrestical
AGRES'TICAL, a. [L. agrestis; ager, a field, or the same root.]Rural; rustic; pertaining to fields ...

1391

agricultor
AG'RICULTOR, n. [L. ager, a field, and cultor, a cultivator.]One whose occupation is to till the ...

1392

agricultural
AGRICUL'TURAL, a. Pertaining to husbandry, tillage, or the culture of the earth.

1393

agriculture
AG'RICULTURE, n. [L. ager, a field, and cultura, cultivation. See Acre and Culture.]In general ...

1394

agriculturism
AGRICUL'TURISM, n. The art or science of agriculture. [Little used.]

1395

agriculturist
AGRICUL'TURIST, n. One skilled in the art of cultivating the ground; a skilful husbandman.

1396

agrimony
AG'RIMONY, n. [L. agremonia, from the Gr. Thus it is written by Pliny. But in lower Latin it is ...

1397

agrippinians
AGRIPPIN'IANS, n. In Church history, the followers of Agrippinus, bishop of Carthage, in the third ...

1398

agrise
AGRISE, v.i. To shiver. [Not in use.]AGRISE, v.t. To terrify; also, to make frightful. [Not in ...

1399

agrom
A'GROM, n. a disease frequent in Bengal, and other parts of the E. Indies, in which the tongue ...

1400

agrostemma
AGROSTEM'MA, n. A genus of plants of several species, containing the common corn cockle, wild ...

1401

agrostis
AGROS'TIS, n. [Gr.] Bent grass; a genus of many species.

1402

aground
AGROUND', adv. [Of a, at or on, and ground.]1. On the ground; a marine term, signifying that the ...

1403

aguapecaca
AGUAPECA'CA, n. The Jacana, a Brazilian bird, about the size of a pigeon. In the extremity of ...

1404

ague
A'GUE, n. a'gu,1. The cold fit which precedes a fever, or a paroxysm of fever in intermittents. ...

1405

ague-cake
A'GUE-CAKE, n. a hard tumor on the left side of the belly, lower than the false ribs; supposed to ...

1406

ague-fit
A'GUE-FIT, n. A paroxysm of cold, or shivering; chilliness.

1407

ague-proof
A'GUE-PROOF, n. Able to resist agues; proof against agues.

1408

ague-spell
A'GUE-SPELL, n. A charm or spell to cure or prevent ague.

1409

ague-struck
A'GUE-STRUCK, a. Struck with ague.

1410

ague-tree
A'GUE-TREE, n. A name sometimes applied to sassafras, on account of its febrifuge qualities.

1411

agued
A'GUED, a. Chilly; having a fit of ague; shivering with cold or fear.

1412

aguerry
AGUER'RY, v.t. To inure to the hardships of war; to instruct in the art of war. [Not in use.]

1413

aguillaneuf
AGUILLANEUF', n. [From a, to, gui, misleto, and l'an neuf, the new year.]A form of rejoicing among ...

1414

aguise
AGUI'SE, v.t. [See Guise.] To dress; to adorn. [Not in use.]AGUI'SE, n. Dress. [Not in use.]

1415

aguish
A'GUISH, a. Chilly; somewhat cold or shivering; also, having the qualities of an ague.Her aguish ...

1416

aguishness
A'GUISHNESS, n. Chilliness; the quality of being aguish.

1417

agul
A'GUL, n. A species of the hedysarum.

1418

ah
AH, An exclamation, expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, contempt, dislike, joy, exultation, ...

1419

aha
'AH'A.1. An exclamation expressing triumph, contempt, or simple surprise; but the senses are ...

1420

ahaniger
AHAN'IGER, n. A name of the gar-fish.

1421

ahead
AHEAD, adv. Ahed', [a and head, or at head.]1. Further forward than another thing; in front; ...

1422

aheight
AHEI'GHT, adv. [a and height.] Aloft; on high. [Not used.]

1423

ahiccyatli
AHICCYAT'LI, n. A poisonous serpent of Mexico, somewhat resembling the rattlesnake, but destitute ...

1424

ahigh
AHI'GH, adv. On high. [Not used.]

1425

ahold
AHO'LD, adv. Near the wind; as, to lay a ship ahold. [Not in use.]

1426

ahovai
AHOVAI, n. A trivial name synonymous with Cerbera, a very poisonous species of plum.

1427

ahoy
AHOY;, Exclam. A sea term used in hailing.

1428

ahriman
AHRIMAN. [See Ariman.]

1429

ahuitla
AHUIT'LA, n. A worm found in the lake of Mexico, four inches in length, as thick as a goose-quill; ...

1430

ahuitzote
AHUIT'ZOTE, n. An amphibious quadruped of the tropical climate. of America, whose body is a foot ...

1431

aia
A'IA, n. A Brazilian fowl of the spoon-bill kind, and resembling that bird in form and size.

1432

aicurus
AICU'RUS, n. A large and beautiful species of parrot, found in Brazil; its head beautifully ...

1433

aid
AID, v.t. [L. adjuto.To help; to assist; to support, either by furnishing strength or means to ...

1434

aidance
A'IDANCE, n. Aid; help; assistance. [little used.]

1435

aidant
A'IDANT, a. Helping; helpful; supplying aid. [Not used.]

1436

aiddecamp
A'IDDECAMP, n. plur. Aiddecamps.]In military affairs, an officer whose duty is to receive and ...

1437

aided
A'IDED, pp. Assisted; supported; furnished with succor.

1438

aider
A'IDER, n. One who helps; an assistant, or auxiliary.

1439

aiding
A'IDING, ppr. Helping; assisting.

1440

aidless
A'IDLESS, a. Helpless; without aid; unsupported; undefended.

1441

aiglet
A'IGLET, n. 1. A tag of a point curved into the representation of an animal, generally of a man; ...

1442

aigret
A'IGRET, AIGRETTE, n. 1. In zoology, a name of the small white heron.2. In botany. [See ...

1443

aigrette
A'IGRET, AIGRETTE, n. 1. In zoology, a name of the small white heron.2. In botany. [See ...

1444

aigulet
A'IGULET, n. [Fr. Usually contracted into aiglet, which see.]

1445

aikraw
A'IKRAW, n. A popular name of a species of lichen, or moss.

1446

ail
AIL, v.t.To trouble; to affect with uneasiness, either of body or mind; used to express some ...

1447

aile
AISLE, or AILE, n. Pronounced Ile. [L. ala.]The wing of a quire; a walk in a church.

1448

ailing
A'ILING, ppr. Diseased; indisposed; full of complaints.

1449

ailment
A'ILMENT, n. Disease; indisposition; morbid affection of the body; but the word is not applied ...

1450

aim
AIM, v.i.To point at, with a missive weapon; to direct the intention or purpose; to attempt to ...

1451

aimed
A'IMED, pp. Pointed; directed; intended to strike or affect.

1452

aimer
A'IMER, n. One that aims.

1453

aiming
A'IMING, ppr. Pointing a weapon at an object; directing any thing to an object; intending; ...

1454

aimless
A'IMLESS, a. Without aim.

1455

air
AIR, n. [L. aer; Heb. to shine. The radical sense is to open, expand; whence clear; or to flow, ...

1456

air-balloon
A'IR-BALLOON. [See Balloon.]

1457

air-bladder
A'IR-BLADDER, n. A vesicle or cuticle filled with air; also, the bladder of a fish.

1458

air-born
A'IR-BORN, a. Born of the air.

1459

air-braving
A'IR-BRAVING, a. Braving the winds.

1460

air-built
A'IR-BUILT, a. Erected in the air; having no solid foundation; chimerical; as, an air-built ...

1461

air-drawn
A'IR-DRAWN, a. Drawn in air; imaginary.

1462

air-gun
A'IR-GUN, n. A pneumatic engine, resembling a musket, to discharge bullets by means of the elastic ...

1463

air-holder
A'IR-HOLDER, n. [Air and hold.]An instrument for holding air, for the purpose of counteracting the ...

1464

air-hole
A'IR-HOLE, n. An opening to admit or discharge air.

1465

air-jacket
A'IR-JACKET, n. A leather jacket, to which are fastened bags or bladders filled with air, to ...

1466

air-pipe
A'IR-PIPE, n. A pipe used to draw foul air from a ship's hold, by means of a communication with ...

1467

air-poise
A'IR-POISE, n. [Air and poise.]An instrument to measure the weight of the air.

1468

air-pump
A'IR-PUMP, n. A machine for exhausting the air of a vessel. The machines for this purpose are of ...

1469

air-sacs
A'IR-SACS, n. Air bags in birds, which are certain receptacles of air, or vesicles lodged in the ...

1470

air-shaft
A'IR-SHAFT, n. A passage for air into a mine, usually opened in a perpendicular direction, and ...

1471

air-stirring
A'IR-STIRRING, a. Putting the air in motion.

1472

air-thread
A'IR-THREAD, n. A name given to the spider's webs, which are often seen floating in the air. ...

1473

air-threatening
A'IR-THREATENING, a. Threatening the air; lofty.

1474

air-vessel
A'IR-VESSEL, n. A spiral duct in plants contained air, and supposed to be analogous to the lungs ...

1475

aira
A'IRA, n. Hair grass, a genus of plants.

1476

aired
A'IRED, pp. Exposed to air; cleansed by air; heated or dried by exposure to a fire; ventilated.

1477

airer
A'IRER, n. One who exposes to the air.

1478

airiness
A'IRINESS, n. 1. Exposure to a free current of air; openness to the air; as, the airiness of a ...

1479

airing
A'IRING, ppr. Exposing to the air; warming; drying.A'IRING, n. An exposure to the air, or to a ...

1480

airless
A'IRLESS, a. Not open to a free current of air; wanting fresh air, or communication with open air.

1481

airling
A'IRLING, n. A thoughtless, gay person.

1482

airy
A'IRY, a. 1. Consisting of air; as, an airy substance.2. Relating or belonging to air; high in ...

1483

airy-flying
A'IRY-FLYING, a. Flying like air.

1484

aisle
AISLE, or AILE, n. Pronounced Ile. [L. ala.]The wing of a quire; a walk in a church.

1485

aizoon
AIZO'ON, n. [L. aizoon.] it seems to be composed of Gr. always, and Eng. aye, and living.]A genus ...

1486

ajava
AJA'VA, n. The seed of a plant brought from Malabar, said to be an excellent carminative, and very ...

1487

ajuga
AJU'GA, n. Bugle, a genus of plants.

1488

ajuru-catinga
AJU'RU-CATINGA, n. A species of American parrot, of a green color, with eyes of a fiery red, ...

1489

ajuru-curau
AJU'RU-CURAU, n. An American parrot, of a lively green color, with a blue crown; the throat, and ...

1490

ajuru-para
AJU'RU-PARA, n. A small parrot of America, of a beautiful green, with the beak, legs and circlets ...

1491

ajutage
AJ'UTAGE, or AD'JUTAGE, n. A tube fitted to the mouth of a vessel, through which the water of a ...

1492

ake
AKE, v.i. Less properly written ache. [See Ache.]1. To be in pain; usually, in pain of some ...

1493

aker
A'KER, n. [Gr., L. ager.]Originally an open field. But in G. Britain the quantity of land in the ...

1494

akin
AKIN', a. [a or of and kin. See Kin.]1. Related by blood, used of persons; as, the two families ...

1495

aking
A'KING, ppr. Having continued pain; suffering distress of mind, or grief.

1496

al
AL, in Arabic, an adjective or inseparable prefix. Its use is to render nouns definite, like the ...

1497

alabaster
AL'ABASTER, n. [L. from Gr.]A sub-variety of carbonate of lime, found in large masses, formed by ...

1498

alack
ALACK', exclam.An exclamation expressive of sorrow.

1499

alackaday
ALACK'ADAY, An exclamation uttered to express regret or sorrow.

1500

alacriousness
ALAC'RIOUSNESS, n. Briskness. [Not used.]

1501

alacrity
ALAC'RITY, n. [L. alacritas, from alacer, alaris.]Cheerfulness; gaiety; sprightliness; more ...

1502

aladinists
ALAD'INISTS. Free thinkers among the Mohammedans.

1503

alalite
AL'ALITE, n. A crystallized mineral; diopside; a semi-transparent pyroxene. A variety with twelve ...

1504

alamire
ALAMIRE', n. The lowest note but one, in Guido Aretine's scale of music.

1505

alamodality
ALAMODAL'ITY, n. Conformity to the prevailing mode, or fashion of the times. [Little used.]

1506

alamode
ALAMO'DE, adv. According to the fashion or prevailing mode.ALAMO'DE, n. A thin glossy silk for ...

1507

aland
ALAND', adv. At or on land.

1508

alarm
AL'ARM, n. 1. Any sound, outcry or information intended to give notice of approaching danger as, ...

1509

alarm-bell
AL'ARM-BELL, n. A bell that gives notice of danger.

1510

alarm-post
AL'ARM-POST, n. A place to which troops are to repair in cases of an alarm.

1511

alarm-watch
AL'ARM-WATCH, n. A watch that strikes the hour by regulated movement.

1512

alarmed
AL'ARMED, pp. Notified of sudden danger; surprised with fear; roused to vigilance or activity by ...

1513

alarming
AL'ARMING, ppr. Giving notice of approaching danger; rousing to vigilance; exciting solicitude by ...

1514

alarmingly
AL'ARMINGLY, adv. With alarm; in a manner to excite apprehension.

1515

alarmist
AL'ARMIST, n. One that excites alarm.

1516

alarum
ALARUM, For alarm, is a corruption, and is not to be used.

1517

alas
ALAS', ex. An exclamation expressive of sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of evil; ...

1518

alate
ALA'TE, adv. Lately. [Not used.]

1519

alated
ALA'TED, a. [L. ala, a wing; alatus, winged.]Winged; having dilatations like wings.

1520

alatern
AL'ATERN, n. A trivial name of a species of rhamnus or buckthorn.

1521

alb
ALB, n. [L. albus, Gr. white.]A surplice or vestment of white linen, reaching to the feet, worn by ...

1522

albatros
AL'BATROS, n. An aquatic fowl, belonging to the order of ansers. The bill is strait; the upper ...

1523

albegeois
ALBIGEN'SES, ALBEGEOIS, n. A party of Reformers, who separated from the church of Rome, in the ...

1524

albeit
ALBE'IT, [This is supposed to be a compound of all, be and it, and is equivalent to admit, or ...

1525

albelen
AL'BELEN, n. A fish of the truttaceous or trout kind, found in the German lakes, weighing five or ...

1526

albescent
ALBES'CENT, a. [L. albesco, to grow white.]Becoming white, or rather, whitish; moderately white.

1527

albicore
AL'BICORE, n. A marine fish, like a tunny, noted for following ships.

1528

albigenses
ALBIGEN'SES, ALBEGEOIS, n. A party of Reformers, who separated from the church of Rome, in the ...

1529

albin
AL'BIN, n. [L. albus, white.]A mineral, of an opake white color, consisting of aggregated ...

1530

albino
ALBI'NO, n. [L. albus, white.]A white descendant of black parents, or a white person belonging to ...

1531

albinos
ALBI'NOS, n. A name signifying white men, given by the Portuguese to the white negroes of Africa. ...

1532

albion
AL'BION, n. An ancient name of England, still used in poetry. It is supposed this name was given ...

1533

albora
ALBO'RA, n. A sort of itch or rather leprosy, terminating without ulceration, but with fetid ...

1534

alboro
ALBO'RO, n. The erythrinus, a small red fish of the Mediterranean.

1535

albugineous
ALBUGIN'EOUS, a. [L. albugo, the white spot in the eye, from albus white.]Pertaining to or ...

1536

albugo
ALBU'GO,n. The white speck in the eye, called the film, haw, dragon, pearl or cicatrice. Also a ...

1537

albula
ALBU'LA, n. A species of truttaceous fish, destitute of teeth. The albula Indica is called by the ...

1538

album
AL'BUM, n. [L. albus, white.]1. Among the Romans, a white table, board or register, on which the ...

1539

albumen
ALBU'MEN, n. [L. from albus, white.]The white of an egg. A like substance is a chief constituent ...

1540

albuminous
ALBU'MINOUS, a. Pertaining to, or having the properties of albumen.

1541

alburn
AL'BURN,

1542

alburnum
ALBURN'UM, n. [L. alburnum, from albus, white.]The white and softer part of wood, between the ...

1543

alcahest
AL'CAHEST, or ALKAHEST, n. A pretended universal dissolvent, or menstruum.

1544

alcaic
ALCA'IC, a. Pertaining to Alcaeus, a Lyric poet of Mitylene, in Lesbos, who flourished about the ...

1545

alcaics
ALCA'ICS, n. plu. Several kinds of verse; so called from Alcaeus, their inventor. One kind ...

1546

alcaid
ALCA'ID,Among the Moors, Spaniards and Portuguese, a governor. In Portugal, the chief civil ...

1547

alcanna
ALCAN'NA, n. A plant; and a powder, prepared from the leaves of the Egyptian privet, used by the ...

1548

alcatraz
AL'CATRAZ, n. The Spanish name of the Pelecanus Onocrotalus of Linne; a pelican; also a fish taken ...

1549

alcavala
ALCAV'ALA, n. In Spain, a tax on every transfer of property, real or personal.

1550

alcedo
ALCE'DO, n. [L.]The king fisher; a genus of birds, of the order of Picae. The species are ...

1551

alchimic
ALCHIM'IC,

1552

alchimical
ALCHIM'ICAL

1553

alchimically
ALCHIM'ICALLY, a. Relating to alchimy, or produced by it. adv. In the manner of alchimy.

1554

alchimist
AL'CHIMIST, n. One who practices alchimy.

1555

alchimistic
ALCHIMIST'IC,

1556

alchimistical
ALCHIMIST'ICAL, a. Practicing alchimy, or relating to it.

1557

alchimy
AL'CHIMY, n. [See Chimistry.]1. The more sublime and difficult part of chimistry, and chiefly ...

1558

alcmanian
ALCMA'NIAN, a. Pertaining to Alcman, a lyric poet of the twenty-seventh Olympiad, celebrated for ...

1559

alco
AL'CO, n. a quadruped of America, nearly resembling a dog, but mute and melancholy; and this ...

1560

alcohol
AL'COHOL, n. [Heb. to paint with a preparation of powder of antimony. The oriental females still ...

1561

alcoholic
ALCOHOL'IC, a. Pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities.

1562

alcoholization
ALCOHOLIZA'TION, n. the act of rectifying spirit, till it is wholly dephlegmatedor of reducing a ...

1563

alcoholize
AL'COHOLIZE, v.t. To convert into alcohol; to rectify spirit till it is wholly dephlegmated; also, ...

1564

alcor
AL'COR, n. A small star adjoining to the large bright one in the middle of the tail of Ursa Major.

1565

alcoran
ALCORAN. [See Koran and Alkoran.]

1566

alcove
AL'COVE or ALCO'VE, n. [Eng. cubby.]1. A recess, or part of a room, separated by an estrade, or ...

1567

alcyon
AL'CYON, n. A trivial name of the kingfisher. [See Halcyon.]

1568

alcyonite
AL'CYONITE, n. A fossil zoophite, somewhat resembling a fungus.

1569

alcyonium
ALCYO'NIUM, n. The name of a submarine plant, or bastard spunge. Also a kind of astroit or coral, ...

1570

alder
AL'DER, n. [L. alnus.]A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus Alnus. ...

1571

alderman
ALD'ERMAN, n. plu. Aldermen.1. Among our Saxon ancestors, a senior or superior. The title was ...

1572

aldermanly
AL'DERMANLY, a. Pertaining to or like an alderman.

1573

aldern
AL'DERN, a. Made of Alder.

1574

ale
ALE, n.1. A liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation. It differs from beer, in having ...

1575

ale-bench
A'LE-BENCH, n. A bench in or before an ale house.

1576

ale-berry
A'LE-BERRY, n. A beverage, made by boiling ale with spice, sugar and sops of bread.

1577

ale-brewer
A'LE-BREWER, n. One whose occupation is to brew ale.

1578

ale-conner
A'LE-CONNER, n. [ale and con, to know or see.]An officer in London, whose business is to inspect ...

1579

ale-cost
A'LE-COST, n. Costmary, a plant, a species of Tanacetum.

1580

ale-fed
A'LE-FED, a. Fed with ale.

1581

ale-gar
A'LE-GAR, n. Sour ale; the acid of ale.

1582

ale-hoof
A'LE-HOOF, n.Ground-ivy, the glechoma hederacea, of Linne. The leaves of this plant are used to ...

1583

ale-house
A'LE-HOUSE, n. a house where ale is retailed; and hence a tipling house.

1584

ale-house-keeper
A'LE-HOUSE-KEEPER, n. One who keeps an ale-house.

1585

ale-knight
A'LE-KNIGHT, n. a pot companion.

1586

ale-shot
A'LE-SHOT, n. A reckoning to be paid for ale.

1587

ale-silver
A'LE-SILVER, n. A duty paid to the Lord Mayor of London, by the sellers of ale within the city.

1588

ale-stake
A'LE-STAKE, n. a stake set as a sign before an ale-house.

1589

ale-taster
A'LE-TASTER, n. An officer appointed in every court leet, and sworn, to inspect ale, beer and ...

1590

ale-vat
A'LE-VAT, n. a vat in which ale is fermented.

1591

ale-washed
A'LE-WASHED, a. Steeped or soaked in ale.

1592

ale-wife
A'LE-WIFE, n. a woman who keeps an ale house.

1593

alectryomancy
ALECTRYOM'ANCY, n. [Gr. a cock and divination.]An ancient practice of foretelling events by means ...

1594

alee
ALEE', adv. [a or at and lee. See Lee.]In seaman's language, on the side opposite to the wind, ...

1595

aleger
A'LEGER, a. [L. alacer.]Gay; cheerful; sprightly. [Not used.]

1596

alegge
ALEGGE, v.t To lighten; to lessen; to assuage. [Not used.]

1597

alembdar
ALEMB'DAR, n. In Turkey, an officer who bears the green standard of Mohammed, when the Sultan ...

1598

alembic
ALEM'BIC, n.A chimical vessel used in distillation; usually made of glass or copper. The bottom ...

1599

alength
ALENGTH', adv. [a and length.]At full length; along; stretched at full length.

1600

alepidote
ALEP'IDOTE, n. [Gr. a scale.]Any fish whose skin is not covered with scales.

1601

alert
ALERT', a.1. Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance. hence the military phrase, upon the alert, ...

1602

alertness
ALERT'NESS, n. Briskness; nimbleness; sprightliness; levity.

1603

aleuromancy
ALEUROM'ANCY, n. [Gr. meal and divination.]A kind of divination by meal, used by the ancients.

1604

aleutian
ALEU'TIAN, or ALEU'TIC, a. Designating certain isles in the Pacific ocean, eastward of ...

1605

aleutic
ALEU'TIAN, or ALEU'TIC, a. Designating certain isles in the Pacific ocean, eastward of ...

1606

alewife
A'LEWIFE, or A'LOOF, n. An American fish, belonging to the genus Clupea, and called Clupea ...

1607

alexanders
ALEX'ANDERS, n. The name of a plant of the genus Smyrnium.

1608

alexandrian
ALEX'ANDRIAN, n. Pertaining to Alexandria. There are many cities of this name, in various parts ...

1609

alexandrine
ALEX'ANDRINE,or ALEXANDRIAN, n. A kind of verse, consisting of twelve syllables, or of twelve and ...

1610

alexipharmic
ALEXIPH'ARMIC, a. [Gr. to expel, and poison.]Expelling poison; antidotal; sudorific; that has the ...

1611

alexiterial
ALEXITE'RIAL, a. [Gr. to expel, and poison.]Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom.

1612

alexiteric
ALEXITER'IC,

1613

alexiterical
ALEXITER'ICAL, n. A medicine to resist the effects of poison, or the bite of venomous animals; ...

1614

algarot
AL'GAROT, or AL'GAROTH, n. The name of an emetic powder, prepared from the regulus of antimony, ...

1615

algaroth
AL'GAROT, or AL'GAROTH, n. The name of an emetic powder, prepared from the regulus of antimony, ...

1616

algates
ALGATES, adv. By all means; on any terms.

1617

algebra
AL'GEBRA, n. [Ar. the reduction of parts to a whole, or fractions to whole numbers from the verb, ...

1618

algebraic
ALGEBRA'IC,

1619

algebraical
ALGEBRA'ICAL, a. Pertaining to algebra; containing an operation of Algebra, or deduced from such ...

1620

algebraist
ALGEBRA'IST, n. One who is versed in the science of algebra.

1621

algeneb
AL'GENEB, n. A fixed star of the second magnitude, in the right side of Perseus; Long. 27 degrees ...

1622

algerine
ALGERINE', n. [from Algiers.] A native of Algiers, a city and a government on the coast of ...

1623

algid
AL'GID, a. [L. algidus.] Cold. [Not used.]

1624

algol
AL'GOL, n. A fixed star of the third magnitude, called Medusa's head, in Perseus; Long. 21 degrees ...

1625

algor
AL'GOR, n. [Lat.] Among physicians, an unusual coldness in any part of the body.

1626

algorism
AL'GORITHM, or AL'GORISM, n. An arabic term, signifying numerical computation, or the six ...

1627

algorithm
AL'GORITHM, or AL'GORISM, n. An arabic term, signifying numerical computation, or the six ...

1628

algous
AL'GOUS, a. [L. alga, sea weed.] Pertaining to sea weed; abounding with, or like sea weed.

1629

algum
AL'GUM, n. In scripture, a tree or wood about which the learned are not agreed. The most probably ...

1630

alhenna
ALHEN'NA, n. [See Alkenna.]

1631

alias
A'LIAS, [L.] Otherwise; as in this example, Simson alias Smith; a word used in judicial ...

1632

alibi
AL'IBI, n. [L.] Elsewhere; in another place; a law term. When a person is charged with an ...

1633

alien
A'LIEN, a. alyen, [L. alienus, from alius, another. L. alieno, to alienate; alter, another, to ...

1634

alienability
ALIENABIL'ITY, n. The capacity of being alienated or transferred.The alienability of the domain.

1635

alienable
A'LIENABLE, a. That may be sold, or transferred to another; as, land is alienable according to the ...

1636

alienage
A'LIENAGE, n. The state of being an alien. Why restore estates, forfeitable on account of ...

1637

alienate
A'LIENATE, v.t. [L. alieno.]1. To transfer title, property or right to another; as, to alienate ...

1638

alienation
ALIENA'TION, n. [L. alienatio.]1. A transfer of title; or a legal conveyance of property to ...

1639

alienator
A'LIENATOR, n. One that alienates or transfers property.

1640

aliene
ALIE'NE, v.t. [L. alieno.]1. To transfer title or property to another; to sell.Nor could he ...

1641

alienee
ALIENEE', n. One to whom the title to property is transferred.If the alienee enters and keeps ...

1642

alienism
ALIENISM, n. Alyenizm. The state of being an alien.The law was very gentle in the construction of ...

1643

alife
ALI'FE, adv. [a or on and life.] On my life.

1644

aliferous
ALIF'EROUS, a. [L. ala, wing, and fero, to bear.] Having wings.

1645

aliform
ALI'FORM, a. [L. ala, wing, and forma, shape.]Having the shape of a wing; a term applied to a ...

1646

aligerous
ALIG'EROUS, a. [L. ala wing, and gero, to carry] Having wings.

1647

alight
ALI'GHT, v.i.1. To get down or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage.2. To descend and ...

1648

alike
ALI'KE, a.Having resemblance or similitude; similar.The darkness and the light are both alike to ...

1649

alike-minded
ALI'KE-MINDED, a. Having the same mind; but like-minded is more generally used.

1650

aliment
AL'IMENT, n. [L. alimentum, from alo, to feed.]That which nourishes; food; nutriment; any thing ...

1651

alimental
ALIMENT'AL, a. Supplying food; that has the quality of nourishing; that furnishes the materials ...

1652

alimentally
ALIMENT'ALLY, adv. So as to serve for nourishment or food.

1653

alimentariness
ALIMENT'ARINESS, n. The quality of supplying nutriment.

1654

alimentary
ALIMENT'ARY, a. Pertaining to aliment or food; having the quality of nourishing; as, alimentary ...

1655

alimentation
ALIMENTA'TION, n. 1. The act or power of affording nutriment.2. The state of being nourished.

1656

alimonious
ALIMO'NIOUS, a. [See alimony.] Nourishing; affording food. [Little used.]

1657

alimony
ALI'MONY, n. [L. alimonia, of alo, to feed. See Aliment.]An allowance made for the support of a ...

1658

aliped
AL'IPED, a. [L. ala, wing, and pes, foot.]Wing-footed; having the toes connected by a membrane, ...

1659

aliquant
AL'IQUANT, a. [L. aliquantum, a little.]In arithmetic, an aliquant number or part is that which ...

1660

aliquot
AL'IQUOT, a. [L.]An aliquot part of a number or quantity is one which will measure it without a ...

1661

alish
A'LISH, a. [From ale.] Like ale; having the qualities of ale.

1662

alive
ALI'VE, a.1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs ...

1663

alkahest
AL'KAHEST, n. A universal dissolvent; a menstrumm capable of dissolving every body, which ...

1664

alkalescency
ALKALES'CENCY, n. [See Alkali.]A tendency to become alkaline; or a tendency to the properties of ...

1665

alkalescent
ALKALES'CENT, a. tending to the properties of an alkali; slightly alkaline.

1666

alkali
AL'KALI, n. plu. AlkaliesIn chimistry, a term applied to all bodies which possess the following ...

1667

alkalify
AL'KALIFY, v.t. To form, or to convert into an alkali.AL'KALIFY, v.i. To become an alkali.

1668

alkaligenous
ALKALIG'ENOUS, a. [Alkali and to generate.]Producing or generating alkali.

1669

alkalimeter
ALKALIM'ETER, n. [Alkali and Gr. measure.]An instrument for ascertaining the strength of alkalies, ...

1670

alkaline
AL'KALINE, a. Having the properties of alkali.

1671

alkalinity
ALKALIN'ITY, n. The quality which constitutes an alkali.

1672

alkalizate
AL'KALIZATE, a. Alkaline; impregnated with alkali. Obs.

1673

alkalization
ALKALIZA'TION, n. The act of rendering alkaline by impregnating with an alkali.

1674

alkalize
AL'KALIZE, v.t. [and formerly Alkalizate.]To make alkaline; to communicate the properties of an ...

1675

alkanet
AL'KANET, n. The plant bugloss. The root is used to impart a deep red color to oily substances, ...

1676

alkekengi
ALKEKEN'GI, n. The winter cherry, a species of physalis. The plant bears a near resemblance to ...

1677

alkenna
ALKEN'NA or ALHEN'NA, n. Egyptian privet, a species of Lawsonia. The pulverized leaves of this ...

1678

alkermes
ALKERM'ES, n.In pharmacy, a compound cordial, in the form of a confection, derived from the kermes ...

1679

alkerva
ALKER'VA, n. An arabic name of the Palma Christi.

1680

alkoran
AL'KORAN, n.The book which contains the Mohammedan doctrines of faith and practice. It was written ...

1681

alkoranist
AL'KORANIST, n. One who adheres strictly to the letter of the Alkoran, rejecting all comments. ...

1682

alkussa
ALKUS'SA, n. A fish of the Silurus kind, with one beard only under the chin.

1683

all
ALL, a. awl. [Gr. Shemitic from calah, to be ended or completed to perfect.]1. Every one, or the ...

1684

all-abandoned
ALL-ABAN'DONED, a. Abandoned by all

1685

all-abhorred
ALL-ABHOR'RED, a. Detested by all.

1686

all-accomplished
ALL-ACCOM'PLISHED, a. Fully accomplished; whose education is highly finished or complete.

1687

all-admiring
ALL-ADMI'RING, a. Wholly admiring.

1688

all-advised
ALL-ADVI'SED, a. Advised by all.

1689

all-approved
ALL-APPROVED, a. Approved by all.

1690

all-atoning
ALL-ATO'NING, a. Atoning for all; making complete atonement.

1691

all-bearing
ALL-BEA'RING, a. Producing every thing; omniparous.

1692

all-beauteous
ALL-BEAU'TEOUS, a. Perfectly beautiful

1693

all-beholding
ALL-BEHO'LDING, a. Beholding or seeing all things.

1694

all-blasting
ALL-BL'ASTING, a. Blasting all; defaming or destroying all.

1695

all-bounteous
ALL-BOUN'TEOUS,

1696

all-bountiful
ALL-BOUN'TIFUL, a. Perfectly bountiful; of infinite bounty.

1697

all-changing
ALL-CHA'NGING, a. Perpetually changing.

1698

all-cheering
ALL-CHEE'RING, a. That cheers all; that gives gaiety or cheerfulness to all.

1699

all-commanding
ALL-COMM'ANDING, a. Having command or sovereignty over all.

1700

all-complying
ALL-COMPLY'ING, a. Complying in every respect.

1701

all-composing
ALL-COMPO'SING, a. That makes all tranquil or peaceful.

1702

all-comprehensive
ALL-COMPREHEN'SIVE, a. Comprehending all things.

1703

all-concealing
ALL-CONCE'ALING, a. Hiding or concealing all.

1704

all-conquering
ALL-CON'QUERING, a. That subdues all.

1705

all-conscious
ALL-CON'SCIOUS, a. Conscious of all; all-knowing.

1706

all-constraining
ALL-CONSTRA'INING, a. Constraining all

1707

all-consuming
ALL-CONSU'MING, a. That consumes or devours all.

1708

all-daring
ALL-DA'RING, a. Daring to attempt every thing.

1709

all-destroying
ALL-DESTROY'ING, a. Destroying every thing.

1710

all-devastating
ALL-DEV'ASTATING, a. Wasting every thing.

1711

all-devouring
ALL-DEVOUR'ING, a Eating or consuming all.

1712

all-dimming
ALL-DIM'MING, a. Obscuring every thing.

1713

all-discovering
ALL-DISCOV'ERING, a. Discovering or disclosing every thing.

1714

all-disgraced
ALL-DISGRA'CED, a. Completely disgraced.

1715

all-dispensing
ALL-DISPENS'ING, a. Dispensing all things; affording dispensation or permission.

1716

all-divine
ALL-DIVI'NE, a. Supremely excellent.

1717

all-divining
ALL-DIVI'NING, a. Foretelling all things.

1718

all-dreaded
ALL-DREAD'ED, a. Dreaded by all.

1719

all-efficient
ALL-EFFI'CIENT, a. Of perfect or unlimited efficacy or efficiency.

1720

all-eloquent
ALL-EL'OQUENT, a. Eloquent in the highest degree.

1721

all-embracing
ALL-EMBRA'CING, a. Embracing all things.

1722

all-ending
ALL-END'ING, a. Putting an end to all things.

1723

all-enlightening
ALL-ENLI'GHTENING, a. Enlightening all things.

1724

all-enraged
ALL-ENRA'GED, a. Highly enraged.

1725

all-flaming
ALL-FLA'MING, a. Flaming in all directions.

1726

all-fools-day
ALL-FOOL'S-DAY, n. The first of April.

1727

all-forgiving
ALL-FORGIV'ING, a. Forgiving or pardoning all.

1728

all-fours
ALL-FOURS, n. [all and four.]A game at cards, played by two or four persons; so called from the ...

1729

all-giver
ALL-GIV'ER, n. The giver of all things.

1730

all-good
ALL-GOOD', a. Completely good.

1731

all-gracious
ALL-GRA'CIOUS, a. Perfectly gracious.

1732

all-guiding
ALL-GUI'DING, a. Guiding or conducting all things.

1733

all-hail
ALL-HA'IL, ex.All health; a phrase of salutation, expressing a wish of all health or safety to the ...

1734

all-hallow
ALL-HAL'LOW, or ALL-HALLOWS, n. All Saints day, the first of November; a feast dedicated to all ...

1735

all-hallow-tide
ALL-HALLOW-TIDE, n. The time near All Saints, or November first.

1736

all-hallows
ALL-HAL'LOW, or ALL-HALLOWS, n. All Saints day, the first of November; a feast dedicated to all ...

1737

all-happy
ALL-HAP'PY, a. Completely happy.

1738

all-heal
ALL-HE'AL, n. The popular name of several plants.

1739

all-healing
ALL-HE'ALING, a. Healing all things.

1740

all-helping
ALL-HELP'ING, a. Assisting all

1741

all-hiding
ALL-HI'DING, a. Concealing all things.

1742

all-honored
ALL-HON'ORED, a. Honored by all.

1743

all-hurting
ALL-HURT'ING, a. Hurting all things.

1744

all-idolizing
ALL-I'DOLIZING, a. Worshiping any thing.

1745

all-imitating
ALL-IM'ITATING, a. Imitating every thing.

1746

all-informing
ALL-INFORM'ING, a. Imitating every thing.

1747

all-interesting
ALL-IN'TERESTING, a. Interesting in the highest degree.

1748

all-interpreting
ALL-INTER'PRETING, a. Explaining all things.

1749

all-judging
ALL-JUDG'ING, a. Judging all; possessing the sovereign right of judging.

1750

all-just
ALL-JUST;, a. Perfectly just.

1751

all-kind
ALL-KI'ND, a. Perfectly kind or benevolent.

1752

all-knowing
ALL-KNO'WING, a. Having all knowledge; omniscient.

1753

all-licensed
ALL-LI'CENSED, a. Licensed to every thing.

1754

all-loving
ALL-LOV'ING, a. Of infinite love.

1755

all-making
ALL-MA'KING, a. Making or creating all; omnific.

1756

all-maturing
ALL-MATU'RING, a. Maturing all things.

1757

all-merciful
ALL-MER'CIFUL, a. Of perfect mercy or compassion.

1758

all-murdering
ALL-MUR'DERING, a. Killing or destroying every thing.

1759

all-obedient
ALL-OBE'DIENT, a. Entirely obedient.

1760

all-obeying
ALL-OBEY'ING, a. [See Obey.] Receiving obedience from all.

1761

all-oblivious
ALL-OBLIV'IOUS, a. Causing total oblivion.

1762

all-obscuring
ALL-OBSCU'RING, a. Obscuring every thing.

1763

all-patient
ALL-PA'TIENT, a. Enduring every thing without murmurs.

1764

all-penetrating
ALL-PEN'ETRATING, a. Penetrating every thing.

1765

all-perfect
ALL-PER'FECT, a. Completely perfect; having all perfection.

1766

all-perfectness
ALL-PER'FECTNESS, n. The perfection of the whole; entire perfection.

1767

all-piercing
ALL-PIER'CING, a. Piercing every thing.

1768

all-powerful
ALL-POW'ERFUL, a. Almighty; omnipotent.

1769

all-praised
ALL-PRA'ISED, a. Praised by all.

1770

all-ruling
ALL-RU'LING, a. Governing all things.

1771

all-sagacious
ALL-SAGA'CIOUS, a. Having all sagacity; of perfect discernment.

1772

all-saints-day
ALL-SAINTS-DAY, n. The first day of November, called also all hallows; a feast in honor of all the ...

1773

all-sanctifying
ALL-SANC'TIFYING, a. Sanctifying the whole.

1774

all-saving
ALL-SA'VING, a. Saving all.

1775

all-searching
ALL-SEARCH'ING, a. Pervading and searching every thing.

1776

all-seeing
ALL-SEE'ING, a. Seeing every thing.

1777

all-seer
ALL-SEE'R, n. One that sees every thing.

1778

all-shaking
ALL-SHA'KING, a. Shaking all things.

1779

all-shunned
ALL-SHUN'NED, a. Shunned by all.

1780

all-souls-day
ALL-SOULS-DAY, n. The second day of November; a feast or solemnity held by the church of Rome, to ...

1781

all-sufficiency
ALL-SUFFI'CIENCY, n. Complete or infinite ability.

1782

all-sufficient
ALL-SUFFI'CIENT, a. Sufficient to every thing; infinitely able.ALL-SUFFI'CIENT, n. The ...

1783

all-surrounding
ALL-SURROUND'ING, a. Encompassing the whole.

1784

all-surveying
ALL-SURVEY'ING, n. [See Survey.] Surveying every thing.

1785

all-sustaining
ALL-SUSTA'INING, a. Upholding all things.

1786

all-telling
ALL-TELL'ING, a. Telling or divulging every thing.

1787

all-triumphing
ALL-TRI'UMPHING, a. Triumphant every where or over all.

1788

all-watched
ALL-WATCH'ED, a. Watched throughout.

1789

all-wise
ALL-WI'SE, a. Possessed of infinite wisdom.

1790

all-witted
ALL-WIT'TED, a. Having all kinds of wit.

1791

all-worshiped
ALL-WOR'SHIPED, a. Worshiped or adored by all.

1792

all-worthy
ALL-WOR'THY, a. Of infinite worth; of the highest worth.

1793

allagite
AL'LAGITE, n. A mineral, of a brown or green color, massive, with a flat conchoidal fracture, and ...

1794

allanite
AL'LANITE, n. A mineral named from Mr. Allan, of Edinburg, who first recognized it as a distinct ...

1795

allatrate
AL'LATRATE, v.t. [L. allatro.] To bark, as a dog. [Not used.]

1796

allay
ALLA'Y, v.t. [Gr.; L.ligo, to bind; but this may be the same word differently applied, that is, to ...

1797

allayed
ALLA'YED, pp. Layed at rest; quieted; tranquilized; abated; [reduced by mixture. Obs.]

1798

allayer
ALLA'YER, n. He, or that which allays.

1799

allaying
ALLA'YING, ppr. Quieting; reducing to tranquility; abating; [reducing by mixture. Obs.]

1800

allayment
ALLA'YMENT, n. The act of quieting, or a state of tranquility; a state of rest after disturbance; ...

1801

alle
AL'LE, n. ally. The little auk, or black and white diver.

1802

allective