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1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
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31633

k
K, the eleventh letter of the English Alphabet,is borrowed from the Greeks, being the same ...

31634

kaaling
KAALING, n. A bird, a species of starling, found in China.

31635

kabbos
KAB'BOS, n. A fish of a brown color, without scales.

31636

kale
KALE, n. [L. caulis.] Sea-cale, an esculent plant of the genus Crambe.

31637

kalendar
KAL'ENDAR, n. [See Calendar.]

31638

kali
KA'LI, n. A plant, a species of Salsola, or glass-wort, the ashes of which are used in making ...

31639

kalif
KA'LIF, n. [See Calif.]

31640

kalifate
CALIPHATE or KALIFATE, n. The office or dignity of a calif; or the government of a calif.

31641

kalmia
KAL'MIA, n. The name of a genus of evergreen shrubs, natives of N. America, called laurel, ...

31642

kam
KAM, a. Crooked. [Not used.]

31643

kan
KAN

31644

kangaroo
KANGAROO', n. A singular animal found in New Holland, resembling in some respects the opossum. It ...

31645

kaolin
KA'OLIN, n. A species of earth or variety of clay, used as one of the two ingredients in the ...

31646

karagane
KAR'AGANE, n. A species of gray fox found in the Russian empire.

31647

karpholite
KARPH'OLITE, n. [Gr. straw, and a stone.]A mineral recently discovered. It has a fibrous structure ...

31648

kata
KA'TA, n. In syria, a fowl of the grous kind.

31649

kaun
KAUN

31650

kaw
KAW, v.i. [from the sound.] To cry as a raven, crow or rook.KAW, n. The cry of the rave, crow or ...

31651

kawn
KAWN, n. In Turkey, a public inn.

31652

kayle
KAYLE, n.1. A nine-pin, a kettle-pin; sometimes written keel.2. A kind of play in Scotland, in ...

31653

keck
KECK, v.i. To heave the stomach; to reach, as in an effort to vomit. [Little used.]KECK, n. A ...

31654

keckle
KECK'LE, v.t. To wind old rope round a cable to preserve its surface from being fretted, or to ...

31655

kecksy
KECK'SY, n. [L. cicuta.] Hemlock; a hollow jointed plant. [Not used in America.]

31656

kecky
KECK'Y, a. Resembling a kex.1. An Indian scepter.

31657

kedge
KEDGE, n. [allied probably to cag and keg.] A small anchor, used to keep a ship steady when riding ...

31658

kedlack
KED'LACK, n. A weed that grows among wheat and rye; charlock. [I believe not used in America.]

31659

kee
KEE, plu. of cow. [Local in England and not used in America.]

31660

keech
KEECH, n. A mass or lump. [Not in use.]

31661

keel
KEEL, n.1. The principal timber in a ship, extending from stem to stern at the bottom, and ...

31662

keelage
KEE'LAGE, n. Duty paid for a ship entering Hartlepool, Eng.

31663

keeled
KEE'LED, a. In botany, carinated; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as a keeled leaf, ...

31664

keelfat
KEE'LFAT, n. A cooler; a vessel in which liquor is set for cooling. [Not used.]

31665

keelhaul
KEE'LHAUL, v.t. To haul under the keel of a ship. Keelhauling is a punishment inflicted in the ...

31666

keeling
KEE'LING, n. A kind of small cod, of which stock fish is made.

31667

keelson
KEELSON, n. kel'son. A piece of timber in a ship, laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the ...

31668

keen
KEEN, a.1. Eager; vehement; as hungry curs too keen at the sport. The sheep were so keen on the ...

31669

keenly
KEE'NLY, adv. Eagerly; vehemently.1. Sharply; severely; bitterly.

31670

keenness
KEE'NNESS, n. Eagerness; vehemence; as the keenness of hunger.1. Sharpness; fineness of edge; as ...

31671

keep
KEEP, v.t. pret. and pp. kept. [L. habeo, and capio.]1. To hold; to retain in one's power or ...

31672

keeper
KEE'PER, n. One who keeps; one that holds or has possession of any thing.1. One who retains in ...

31673

keepership
KEE'PERSHIP, n. The office of a keeper. [Little used.]

31674

keeping
KEE'PING, ppr. Holding; restraining; preserving; guarding; protecting; performing.KEE'PING, n. A ...

31675

keepsake
KEE'PSAKE, n. Any thing kept, or given to be kept for the sake of the giver; a token of ...

31676

keffekil
KEF'FEKIL, n. A stone, white or yellow, which hardens in the fire, and of which Turkey pipes are ...

31677

keffekill
KEF'FEKILL, n. A mineral, the meerschaum, which see.

31678

keg
KEG, n. A small cask or barrel; written more correctly cag.

31679

kell
KELL, n. A sort of pottage. [Not used in America.]KELL, n. The caul or omentum. [See Caul, the ...

31680

kelp
KELP, n. The calcined ashes of sea weed, used in the manufacture of glass. This is a dark color ...

31681

kelpy
KELP'Y, n. An imaginary spirit of the waters, in the form of a horse. [Local and vulgar.]

31682

kelson
KEL'SON. [See Keelson.]

31683

kelter
KELT'ER, n. The phrase,he is not in kelter, signifies, he is not in a proper dress or equipage, or ...

31684

kemb
KEMB, v.t. To comb, which see. Kemb is an obsolete orthography.

31685

kemelin
KEM'ELIN, n. A tub; a brewer's vessel. [Not in use.]

31686

ken
KEN, v.t. [L. canus, white, caneo, to be white, and this with L. cano, to sing, canto, Eng. to ...

31687

kendal-green
KEN'DAL-GREEN, n. A species of green cloth made of kendal.

31688

kennel
KEN'NEL, n. [L. canis, a dog.]1. A house or cot for dogs, or for a pack of hounds.2. A pack of ...

31689

kenning
KEN'NING, n. View, sight.

31690

kentle
KEN'TLE, n. [L. centum.] In commerce, a hundred pounds in weight; as a kentle of fish. [It is ...

31691

kentledge
KENT'LEDGE. n. In seamen's language, pigs of iron for ballast laid on the floor of a ship.

31692

kept
KEPT, pret. and pp. of keep.

31693

kerb-stone
KERB-STONE, KIRB-STONE. [See Curb-stone.]

31694

kerchief
KER'CHIEF, n. [contracted from coverchief.]1. A head dress; a cloth to cover the head.2. A cloth ...

31695

kerchiefed
KER'CHIEFED

31696

kerchieft
KER'CHIEFT , a. Dressed; hooded; covered.

31697

kerf
KERF, n. [Eng. to carve.] The cut of an ax, a saw, or other instrument; the notch or slit made in ...

31698

kermes
KERM'ES, n. In zoology, an insect produced in the excrescences of a species of small oak, or the ...

31699

kermes-mineral
KERM'ES-MINERAL, n. A mineral substance, so called from its color. It is a precipitate of ...

31700

kern
KERN, n. An Irish footman or foot-soldier.1. In English laws, an idle person or vagabond.KERN, n. ...

31701

kernel
KERN'EL, n.1. The edible substance contained in the shell of a nut.2. Any thing included in a ...

31702

kernelly
KERN'ELLY, a. Full of kernels; resembling kernels.

31703

kersey
KER'SEY, n. A species of coarse woolen cloth; a coarse stuff made chiefly in Kent and Devonshire ...

31704

kerve
KERVE, v.t. To carve. [Not used.]

31705

kerver
KERV'ER, n. A carver. [Not used.]

31706

kesar
KE'SAR, n. [from Caesar.] An emperor.

31707

kestrel
KES'TREL, n. A fowl of the genus Falco, or hawk kind; called also stannel and windhover. It ...

31708

ketch
KETCH, n. A vessel with two masts, a main and mizen-mast,usually from 100 to 250 tones burden. ...

31709

ketchup
KETCH'UP, n. A sauce. [See Catchup.]

31710

kettle
KET'TLE, n. A vessel of iron or other metal, with a wide mouth, usually without a cover, used for ...

31711

kettle-drum
KET'TLE-DRUM, n. An instrument of martial music, composed of two basins of copper or brass, ...

31712

kettle-drummer
KET'TLE-DRUMMER, n. The man who beats the kettle-drum.

31713

kettle-pins
KET'TLE-PINS, n. Nine pins; skittles.

31714

kevel
KEV'EL, n. In ships, a piece of timber serving to belay the sheets or great ropes by which the ...

31715

kex
KEX, n. Hemlock; the stem of the teasel; a dry stalk. [See Kecksy.]

31716

key
KEY, n. ke. In a general sense, a fastener; that which fastens; as a piece of wood in the frame of ...

31717

key-cold
KE'Y-COLD, a. Lifeless. [Not in use.]

31718

keyage
KE'YAGE, n. Money paid for the use of a key or quay.

31719

keyed
KE'YED, a. Furnished with keys; as a keyed instrument.1. Set to a key, as a tune.

31720

keyhole
KE'YHOLE, n. A hole or aperture in a door or lock, for receiving a key.

31721

keystone
KE'YSTONE, n. The stone on the top or middle of an arch or vault, which being wider at the top ...

31722

khan
KHAN, n. In Persia, an officer answering to a governor in Europe or America. Among the Tartars, a ...

31723

khanate
KHANATE, n. kaun'ate. The dominion or jurisdiction of a khan.

31724

kibe
KIBE, n. [This word has the elements of chap, gap, gape.]A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by ...

31725

kibed
KI'BED, a. Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.

31726

kiby
KI'BY, a. Affected with kibes.

31727

kick
KICK, v.t. To strike with the foot; as, a horse kicks a servant; a man kicks a dog.KICK, v.i. To ...

31728

kicked
KICK'ED, pp. Struck with the foot or feet.

31729

kicker
KICK'ER, n. One that kicks.

31730

kicking
KICK'ING, ppr. Striking with the foot; thrusting out the foot with violence.KICK'ING, n. The act ...

31731

kickshaw
KICK'SHAW, n.1. Something fantastical or uncommon, or something that has no particular name.2. A ...

31732

kickshoe
KICK'SHOE, n. A dancer, in contempt; a caperer; a buffoon. [A word used only by Milton.]

31733

kid
KID, n. [L. hoedus; vulgar.]1. A young goat.2. A faggot; a bundle of heath and furze.KID, v.t. or ...

31734

kidder
KID'DER, n. An engrosser of corn, or one who carries corn, provisions and merchandize about the ...

31735

kiddle
KID'DLE, n. A kind of wear in a river for catching fish; corruptly pronounced kittle.

31736

kiddow
KID'DOW, n. A web-footed fowl, called also guillemot, sea-hen, or skout.

31737

kidling
KID'LING, n. A young kid.

31738

kidnap
KID'NAP, v.t. To steal a human being, man, woman or child; or to seize and forcibly carry away any ...

31739

kidnapped
KID'NAPPED, pp. Stolen or forcibly carried away; as a human being.

31740

kidnapper
KID'NAPPER, n. One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.

31741

kidnapping
KID'NAPPING, ppr. Stealing or forcibly carrying away human beings.KID'NAPPING, n. The act of ...

31742

kidney
KID'NEY, n. [I have not found this word in any other language.]1. The kidneys are two oblong ...

31743

kidney-bean
KID'NEY-BEAN, n. A sort of bean so named from its resemblance to the kidney. It is of the genus ...

31744

kidney-form
KID'NEY-FORM

31745

kidney-shaped
KID'NEY-SHAPED a. Having the form or shape of a kidney.

31746

kidney-vetch
KID'NEY-VETCH, n. A plant of the genus Anthyllis.

31747

kidney-wort
KID'NEY-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Saxifraga.

31748

kiffekill
KIF'FEKILL

31749

kil
KIL, n. A Dutch word,signifying a channel or bed of a river, and hence a stream.

31750

kilderkin
KIL'DERKIN, n. A small barrel; a liquid measure containing two firkins, or 16 or 18 gallons.

31751

kill
KILL, v.t.1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means. To kill an ...

31752

killas
KIL'LAS, n. An argillaceous stone of a pale gray or greenish gray, of a lamellar or coarsely ...

31753

killdee
KILL'DEE, n. A small bird in America, so called from its voice or note; a species of plover.

31754

killed
KILL'ED, pp. Deprived of life; quelled; calmed.

31755

killer
KILL'ER, n. One who deprives of life; he or that which kills.

31756

killing
KILL'ING, ppr. Depriving of life; quelling.

31757

killinite
KIL'LINITE, n. A mineral, a variety of spodumene, found at Killeney, in Ireland.

31758

killow
KIL'LOW, n. An earth of a blackish or deep blue color.

31759

kiln
KILN, n. kil.1. A large stove or oven; a fabric of brick or stone which may be heated for the ...

31760

kiln-dried
KIL'N-DRIED, pp. Dried in a kiln.

31761

kiln-dry
KIL'N-DRY, v.t. kil-dry. To dry in a kiln; as, to kiln-dry or grain.

31762

kiln-drying
KIL'N-DRYING, ppr. Drying in a kiln.

31763

kilogram
KIL'OGRAM, n. In the new system of French weights and measures, a thousand grams. According to ...

31764

kiloliter
KIL'OLITER, n. [Gr. a thousand, and a Greek measure. See Liter.]In the new French measures, a ...

31765

kilometer
KILOM'ETER, n. [Gr. a thousand, and a meter.] In the French system of measures, a thousand meters; ...

31766

kilt
KILT, n. A kind of short petticoat worn by the highlanders of Scotland.KILT, pp. Killed.

31767

kimbo
KIM'BO

31768

kin
KIN, n. [L. genus; Gr. connected with L. gigno, geno.]1. Relation, properly by consanguinity or ...

31769

kinate
KIN'ATE, n. A salt formed by the union of kinic acid with a base.

31770

kind
KIND, n.1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or humankind. In technical language, kind ...

31771

kinded
KIND'ED, a. Begotten.

31772

kindle
KIN'DLE, v.t. [L. accendo; from the root of candeo, caneo, to be light or white, to shine.]1. To ...

31773

kindled
KIN'DLED, pp. Set on fire; inflamed; excited into action.

31774

kindler
KIN'DLER, n. He or that which kindles or sets on fire.

31775

kindless
KINDLESS, a. Destitute of kindness; unnatural.

31776

kindliness
KINDLINESS, n. Affection; affectionate disposition; benignity.1. Natural disposition.

31777

kindling
KIN'DLING, ppr. Setting on fire; causing to burn with flame; exciting into action.

31778

kindly
KINDLY, a. [See Kind, the noun.] Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson ...

31779

kindness
KINDNESS, n. [from kind, the adjective.]1. Good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition ...

31780

kindred
KIN'DRED, n. [from kin, kind.]1. Relation by birth; consanguinity. Like her, of equal kindred to ...

31781

kine
KINE, plu. of cow. But cows, the regular plural, is now in general use.

31782

king
KING, n.1. The chief or sovereign of a nation; a man invested with supreme authority over a ...

31783

kingapple
KING'APPLE, n. A kind of apple, so called.

31784

kingbird
KING'BIRD, n. A fowl of the genus Paradisea; also, a species of the genus Muscicapa, so called ...

31785

kingcraft
KING'CR`AFT, n. The craft of kings; the act of governing; usually in a bad sense.

31786

kingcup
KING'CUP, n. A flower, crowfoot.

31787

kingdom
KING'DOM, n. [king and dom, jurisdiction.]1. The territory or country subject to a king; an ...

31788

kingdomed
KING'DOMED, a. Proud of royalty.

31789

kingfisher
KING'FISHER, n. A fowl of the genus Alcedo.

31790

kinghood
KING'HOOD, n. State of being a king.

31791

kingless
KING'LESS, a. Having no king.

31792

kinglike
KING'LIKE, a. Like a king.

31793

kingling
KING'LING, n. A little king.

31794

kingly
KING'LY, a. Belonging to a king; suitable to a king; as a kingly couch.1. Royal; sovereign; ...

31795

kings-evil
KING'S-EVIL, n. A disease of the scrofulous kind.

31796

kings-spear
KING'S-SPEAR, n. A plant of the genus Asphodelus.

31797

kingship
KING'SHIP, n. Royalty; the state, office or dignity of a king.

31798

kingstone
KING'STONE, n. A fish.

31799

kinic
KIN'IC, a. Pertaining to cinchona; as the kinic acid.

31800

kink
KINK, n. [L. cingo.] The twist of a rope or thread, occasioned by a spontaneous winding of the ...

31801

kinkhaust
KINK'HAUST, n. The chincough. [Not used.]

31802

kino
KI'NO, n. An astringent resin obtained from an African tree.Kino consists of tannin and ...

31803

kinsfolk
KINS'FOLK, n. [kin and folk.] Relations; kindred; persons of the same family.

31804

kinsman
KINS'MAN, n. [kin and man.] A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.

31805

kinswoman
KINS'WOMAN, n. A female relation.

31806

kipper
KIP'PER, n. A term applied to a salmon, when unfit to be taken, and to the time when they are so ...

31807

kirk
KIRK, n. kurk. In Scotland, a church. This is the same word as church, differently written and ...

31808

kirkman
KIRK'MAN, n. One of the church of Scotland.

31809

kirtle
KIR'TLE, n. ker'tl.1. An upper garment; a gown; a petticoat; a short jacket; a mantle.2. A ...

31810

kirtled
KIR'TLED, a. Wearing a kirtle.

31811

kiss
KISS, v.t.1. To salute with the lips.2. To treat with fondness; to caress. The hearts of princes ...

31812

kissed
KISS'ED, pp. Saluted with a kiss.

31813

kisser
KISS'ER, n. One that kisses.

31814

kissing
KISS'ING, ppr. Saluting with the lips.

31815

kissing-comfit
KISS'ING-COMFIT, n. Perfumed sugar plums to sweeten the breath.

31816

kissing-crust
KISS'ING-CRUST, n. In cookery, the crust of a loaf that touches another.

31817

kist
KIST, n. A chest. [Not used.]

31818

kit
KIT, n. A large bottle.1. A small fiddle.2. A kind of fish-tub, and a milk-pail.[I know not that ...

31819

kitchen
KITCH'EN, n. [L. coquina; from the root of L. coquo, to cook.]1. A cook-room; the room of a house ...

31820

kitchen-garden
KITCH'EN-G`ARDEN, n. A garden or piece of ground appropriated to the raising of vegetables for the ...

31821

kitchen-maid
KITCH'EN-MAID, n. A female servant whose business is to clean the kitchen and utensils of cookery, ...

31822

kitchen-stuff
KITCH'EN-STUFF, n. Fat collected form pots and dripping pans.

31823

kitchen-wench
KITCH'EN-WENCH, n. The woman who cleans the kitchen and utensils of cookery.

31824

kitchen-work
KITCH'EN-WORK, n. Work done in the kitchen; as cookery, washing, &c.

31825

kite
KITE, n. A rapacious fowl of the genus Falco or hawk, remarkable for gliding through the air ...

31826

kitefoot
KI'TEFOOT, n. A sort of tobacco, so called.

31827

kitesfoot
KI'TESFOOT, n. A plant.

31828

kith
KITH, n. Acquaintance.

31829

kitling
KIT'LING, n. [L. catulus.] A whelp; the young of a beast.

31830

kitten
KIT'TEN, n. kit'n. A young cat, or the young of the cat.KIT'TEN, v.i. kit'n. To bring forth ...

31831

kittiwake
KIT'TIWAKE, n. A fowl of the genus Larus, or gull kind.

31832

kittle
KIT'TLE, v.t. To tickle. [Not used.]

31833

klick
KLICK, v.i. [a different orthography or diminutive of clack.]1. To make a small, sharp sound by ...

31834

knab
KNAB, v.t. nab. To bite; to gnaw; to nibble. [This word may belong to the root of nibble, and it ...

31835

knabble
KNAB'BLE, v.i. To bite or nibble. [Not used.]

31836

knack
KNACK, n. nak. A little machine; a petty contrivance; a toy. A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's ...

31837

knacker
KNACK'ER, n. nak'er. A maker of knacks, toys or small work.1. A rope-maker, or collar-maker. [Not ...

31838

knag
KNAG, n. nag.1. A knot in wood, or a protuberant knot; a wart.2. A peg for hanging things on.3. ...

31839

knaggy
KNAG'GY, n. nag'gy. Knotty, full of knots; rough with knots; hence, rough in temper.

31840

knap
KNAP, n. nap. A protuberance; a swelling. [Little used. See Knob.]KNAP, v.t. nap. [See Knab.]1. ...

31841

knapbottle
KNAP'BOTTLE, n. nap'bottle. A plant.

31842

knappish
KNAP'PISH, a. nap'pish. Snappish. [See Snap.]

31843

knapple
KNAP'PLE, v.i. nap'ple. To break off with an abrupt sharp noise.

31844

knapsack
KNAP'SACK, n. nap'sack. A soldier's bag, carried on his back, and containing necessaries of food ...

31845

knapweed
KNAP'WEED, n. nap'weed. A plant of the genus Centaurea, so called probably from knap, a button.

31846

knar
KN`AR, n. n`ar. A knot in wood.

31847

knarled
KN`ARLED, a. Knotted. [See Gnarled.]

31848

knarry
KN`ARRY, a. Knotty.

31849

knave
KNAVE, n. nave.1. A boy; a man-child.2. A servant.3. A false deceitful fellow; a dishonest man ...

31850

knavery
KNA'VERY, n. na'very. Dishonesty; deception in traffick; trick; petty villainy; fraud.1. ...

31851

knavish
KNA'VISH, a. na'vish. Dishonest; fraudulent; as a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick or ...

31852

knavishly
KNA'VISHLY, na'vishly. Dishonestly; fraudulently.1. Waggishly; mischievously.

31853

knavishness
KNA'VISHNESS, n. na'vishness. The quality or habit of knavery; dishonesty.

31854

knawel
KNAW'EL, n. naw'el. A species of plant.

31855

knead
KNEAD, v.t. nead. To work and press ingredients into a mass, usually with the hands; particularly, ...

31856

kneaded
KNE'ADED, pp. ne'aded. Worked and pressed together.

31857

kneading
KNE'ADING, ppr. ne'ading. Working and mixing into a well mixed mass.

31858

kneading-trough
KNE'ADING-TROUGH, n. ne'ading-trauf. A trough or tray in which dough is worked and mixed.

31859

knebelite
KNEB'ELITE, n. neb'elite. [from Von Knebel.] A mineral of a gray color, spotted with dirty white, ...

31860

knee
KNEE, n. nee. [L. genu.]1. In anatomy, the articulation of the thigh and leg bones.2. In ...

31861

knee-crooking
KNEE-CROOKING, a. nee'crooking. Obsequious.

31862

knee-deep
KNEE-DEEP, a. nee'-deep. Rising to the knees; as water or snow knee-deep.

31863

knee-high
KNEE-HIGH, a. nee-hi. Rising to the knees; as water knee-high.

31864

knee-holly
KNEE-HOLLY, n. nee'holly. A plant of the genus Ruscus.

31865

knee-tribute
KNEE-TRIBUTE, n. nee'tribute. Tribute paid by kneeling; worship or obeisance by genuflection.

31866

kneed
KNEED, a. need. Having knees; as in-kneed, out-kneed.1. In botany, geniculated; forming an obtuse ...

31867

kneeholm
KNEE'HOLM, n. nee'home. Kneeholly.

31868

kneel
KNEEL, v.i. neel. To bend the knee; to fall on the knees; sometimes with down. As soon as you are ...

31869

kneeler
KNEE'LER, n. nee'ler. One who kneels or worships by kneeling.

31870

kneeling
KNEE'LING, ppr. nee'ling. Falling on the knees.

31871

kneepan
KNEE'PAN, n. nee'pan. The round bone on the fore part of the knee.

31872

knell
KNELL, n. nell. Properly, the stroke of a bell; hence,the sound caused by striking a bell; ...

31873

knew
KNEW, pret. of know.

31874

knife
KNIFE,n. nife; plu. knives; nives.1. A cutting instrument with a sharp edge. Knives are of ...

31875

knight
KNIGHT, n. nite.1. Originally, a knight was a youth, and young men being employed as servants, ...

31876

knight-errant
KNIGHT-ER'RANT, n. [knight and L. errans, erro, to wander.]A wandering knight; a knight who ...

31877

knight-errantry
KNIGHT-ER'RANTRY, n. The practice of wandering in quest of adventures; the manners of wandering ...

31878

knight-heads
KNIGHT-HEADS, n. In ships, bollard timbers, two pieces of timber rising just within the stem, one ...

31879

knight-marshal
KNIGHT-M`ARSHAL, n. An officer in the household of the British king, who has cognizance of ...

31880

knight-service
KNIGHT-SERVICE, n. In English feudal law, a tenure of lands held by knights on condition of ...

31881

knighthood
KNIGHTHOOD, n. The character or dignity of a knight.1. A military order, honor, or degree of ...

31882

knightliness
KNIGHTLINESS, n. Duties of a knight.

31883

knightly
KNIGHTLY, a. Pertaining to a knight; becoming a knight; as a knightly combat.

31884

knit
KNIT, v.t. nit. pret. and pp. knit or knitted. [L. nodo,whence nodus, Eng. knot.]1. To unite, as ...

31885

knittable
KNIT'TABLE, a. nit'table. That may be knit.

31886

knitter
KNIT'TER, n. nit'ter. One that knits.

31887

knitting
KNIT'TING, ppr. nit'ting. Uniting by needles; forming texture; uniting in growth.KNIT'TING, n. ...

31888

knitting-needle
KNIT'TING-NEEDLE, n. nit'ting-needle. A long needle usually made of wire, used for knitting ...

31889

knittle
KNIT'TLE, n. nit'l. [from knit.] A string that gathers or draws together a purse.1. A small line ...

31890

knob
KNOB, n. nob. A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; as a knob in the flesh or ...

31891

knobbed
KNOB'BED, a. nob'bed. Containing knobs; full of knobs.

31892

knobbiness
KNOB'BINESS, n. nob'biness. [from knobby.] The quality of having knobs, or of being full of ...

31893

knobby
KNOB'BY, a. nob'by. Full of knobs or hard protuberances; hard.

31894

knock
KNOCK, v.i. nok.1. To strike or beat with something thick or heavy; as, to knock with a club or ...

31895

knocker
KNOCK'ER, n. nok'er. One that knocks.1. An instrument or kind of hammer, fastened to a door to be ...

31896

knocking
KNOCK'ING, ppr. nok'ing. Beating; striking.KNOCK'ING, n. nok'ing. A beating; a rap.

31897

knoll
KNOLL, v.t. noll. [See Knell.] To ring a bell, usually for a funeral.KNOLL, v.i. noll. To sound, ...

31898

knop
KNOP, n. nop. [a different spelling of knap or nob.]A knob; a tufted top; a bud; a bunch; a ...

31899

knopped
KNOP'PED, a. nop'ped. Having knops or knobs; fastened as with buttons.

31900

knot
KNOT, n. not. [L.nodus; probably connected with knit, but perhaps from swelling or gathering.]1. ...

31901

knotberry
KNOT'BERRY, n. not'berry. A plant of the genus Rubus.

31902

knotgrass
KNOT'GRASS, n. not'grass. The name of several species of plants, so denominated from the joints of ...

31903

knotless
KNOT'LESS, a. not'less. Free from knots; without knots.

31904

knotted
KNOT'TED, a. not'ted. Full of knots; having knots; as the knotted oak.1. Having intersecting ...

31905

knottiness
KNOT'TINESS, n. not'tiness. [from knotty.]1. Fullness of knots; the quality of having many knots ...

31906

knotty
KNOT'TY, a. not'ty. Full of knots; having many knots; as knotty timber.1. Hard; rugged; as a ...

31907

knout
KNOUT, n. nout. A punishment in Russia, inflicted with a whip.

31908

know
KNOW, v.t. no. pret. knew; pp. known. [L. nosco, cognosco, Gr. although much varied in orthography. ...

31909

knowable
KNOWABLE, a. no'able. That may be known; that may be discovered, understood or ascertained.

31910

knower
KNOWER, n. no'er. One who knows.

31911

knowing
KNOWING, ppr. no'ing. 1. Having clear and certain perception of.2. a. Skillful; well informed; ...

31912

knowingly
KNOWINGLY, adv. no'ingly. With knowledge. He would not knowingly offend.

31913

knowledge
KNOWL'EDGE, n. nol'lej.1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and ...

31914

knub
KNUB,

31915

knubble
KNUB'BLE, v.t. To beat; to strike with the knuckle. [Not used.]

31916

knuckle
KNUCK'LE, n. nuk'l.1. The joint of a finger, particularly when protuberant by the closing of the ...

31917

knuckled
KNUCK'LED, a. Jointed.

31918

knuff
KNUFF, n. nuff. A lout; a clown. [Not used.]

31919

knur
KNUR, nur.

31920

knurle
KNURLE, n. nurle. A knot; a hard substance.

31921

knurled
KNURL'ED, a. nurl'ed. Full of knots.

31922

knurly
KNUR'LY, a. nur'ly. [from knur.] Full of knots; hard. This seems to be the same as gnarly.

31923

knurry
KNUR'RY, a. nur'ry. Full of knots.

31924

koba
KOBA, n. An antelope, with horns close at the base.

31925

kokob
KO'KOB, n. A venomous serpent of America.

31926

kollyrite
KOL'LYRITE, n. [Gr.] A variety of clay whose color is pure white, or with a shade of gray, red or ...

31927

kommanic
KOM'MANIC, n. The crested lark of Germany.

31928

konilite
KON'ILITE, n. [Gr. dust, and a stone.]A mineral in the form of a loose powder, consisting chiefly ...

31929

konite
KONITE. [See Conite.]

31930

kopeck
KO'PECK, n. A Russian coin, about the value of a cent.

31931

koran
KO'RAN, n. Pronounced by oriental scholars korawn. The Mohammedan book of faith; the alkoran.

31932

koret
KO'RET, n. A delicious fish of the East Indies.

31933

korin
KO'RIN, n. An antelope with slender smooth horns.

31934

koupholite
KOUPH'OLITE, n. [Gr. light, and stone.]A mineral, regarded as a variety of prehnite. It occurs in ...

31935

kraal
KRAAL, n. In the southern part of Africa, among the Hottentots, a village; a collection of huts.

31936

krag
KRAG, n. A species of argillaceous earth.

31937

kraken
KRA'KEN, n. A supposed enormous sea animal.

31938

krout
CROUT, KROUT, n. [G., an herb.] Sour crout is made by laying minced or chopped cabbage in layers in ...

31939

kruka
KRU'KA, n. A bird of russia and Sweden, resembling a hedge sparrow.

31940

kufic
KU'FIC, a. The Kufic letters were the ancient letters of the Arabic, so called from Kufa, or the ...

31941

kumiss
KU'MISS, n. A liquor or drink made from mare's milk fermented and distilled; milkspirit, used by ...

31942

kuril
KU'RIL, n. A bird, the black petrel.

31943

kurilian
KURIL'IAN, a. The Kurilian isles are a chain in the Pacific, extending from the southern extremity ...

31944

ky
KY, n. Kine. [Not in use.]

31945

kyanite
KY'ANITE, n. [Gr. sky colored. It is written also cyanite, but most improperly, if pronounced ...

31946

kyanogen
KYAN'OGEN, n. [Gr. blue and to beget.]Carbureted azote; the compound base of prussic acid, called ...

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