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31947

l
L, the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, is usually denominated a semi-vowel, or a liquid. ...

31948

la
LA, exclam. [perhaps corrupted from look, but this is doubtful.] Look; see; behold.LA, in music, ...

31949

lab
LAB, n. a great talker; a blabber. Obs.

31950

labadist
LAB'ADIST, n. the Labadists were followers of Jean de Labadie, who lived in the 17th century. ...

31951

labdanum
LABDANUM. [See Ladanum.]

31952

labefaction
LABEFAC'TION, n. [L. labefactio, from labefacio, labo, to totter, and facio, to make.]A weakening ...

31953

labefy
LAB'EFY, v.t. To weaken or impair. [Not used.]

31954

label
LA'BEL, n.1. A narrow slip of silk, paper or parchment, containing a name or title, and affixed to ...

31955

labeled
LA'BELED, pp. Furnished with a label.

31956

labeling
LA'BELING, ppr. Distinguishing by a label.

31957

labent
LA'BENT, a. [L. labens.] Sliding; gliding.

31958

labial
LA'BIAL, a. [L. labium, a lip. See Lip.]Pertaining to the lips; formed by the lips; as a labial ...

31959

labiate
LA'BIATE,

31960

labiated
LA'BIATED, a. [from L. labium, lip.] In botany, a labiate corol is irregular, monopetalous, with ...

31961

labile
LA'BILE, a. [Low L. labilis.] Liable to err, fall or apostatize. [Not used.]

31962

labiodental
LABIODENT'AL, a. [labium, a lip, and dens, a tooth.]Formed or pronounced by the cooperation of the ...

31963

labor
LA'BOR, n. [L. labor, from labo, to fail.] 1. Exertion of muscular strength, or bodily exertion ...

31964

laborant
LA'BORANT, n. A chimist. [Not used.]

31965

laboratory
LAB'ORATORY, n.1. A house or place where operations and experiments in chimistry, pharmacy, ...

31966

labored
LA'BORED, pp. Tilled; cultivated; formed with labor.

31967

laborer
LA'BORER, n. One who labors in a toilsome occupation; a man who does work that requires little ...

31968

laboring
LA'BORING, ppr.1. Exerting muscular strength or intellectual power; toiling; moving with pain or ...

31969

laborious
LABO'RIOUS, a. [L. laboriosus.]1. Using exertion; employing labor; diligent in work or service; ...

31970

laboriously
LABO'RIOUSLY, adv. With labor, toil or difficulty.

31971

laboriousness
LABO'RIOUSNESS, n.1. The quality of being laborious, or attended with toil; toilsomeness; ...

31972

laborless
LA'BORLESS, a. Not laborious.

31973

laborsome
LA'BORSOME, a. Made with great labor and diligence. [Not in use.]

31974

laburnum
LABURN'UM, n. A tree of the genus Cytisus.

31975

labyrinth
LAB'YRINTH, n. [L. labyrinthus; Gr.]1. Among the ancients, an edifice or place full of ...

31976

labyrinthian
LABYRINTH'IAN, a. Winding; intricate; perplexed.

31977

lac
LAC, n. Gum-lac, so called, but improperly, not being a gum, but a resin. It is deposited on ...

31978

laccic
LAC'CIC, a. Pertaining to lac, or produced from it; as laccic acid.

31979

lace
LACE, n. [L. laqueus.]1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow ...

31980

lace-bark
LA'CE-BARK, n. A shrub in the West Indies, the Daphue lagetto, so called from the texture of its ...

31981

laced
LA'CED, pp. Fastened with lace or a string; also, tricked off with lace.Laced coffee, coffee with ...

31982

laceman
LA'CEMAN, n. A man who deals in lace.

31983

lacerable
LAC'ERABLE, a. [See Lacerate.] That may be torn.

31984

lacerate
LAC'ERATE, v.t. [L. lacero, to tear.] To tear; to rend; to separate a substance by violence or ...

31985

lacerated
LAC'ERATED, pp. or a. 1. Rent; torn.2. In botany, having the edge variously cut into irregular ...

31986

laceration
LACERA'TION, n. The act of tearing or rending; the breach made by rending.

31987

lacerative
LAC'ERATIVE, a. Tearing; having the power to tear; as lacerative humors.

31988

lacertine
LAC'ERTINE, a. [L. lacertus.] Like a lizard.

31989

lacertus
LACER'TUS, n. The girroc, a fish of the gar-fish kind; also, the lizard-fish.

31990

lacewoman
LA'CEWOMAN, n. A woman who makes or sells lace.

31991

lache
LACHE,

31992

laches
LACH'ES, n. [L. laxus, lax, slow.] In law, neglect; negligence.

31993

lachrymable
LACH'RYMABLE, a. Lamentable.

31994

lachrymal
LACH'RYMAL, a. [L. lachryma, a tear.]1. Generating or secreting tears; as the lachrymal gland.2. ...

31995

lachrymary
LACH'RYMARY, a. Containing tears.

31996

lachrymation
LACHRYMA'TION, n. The act of shedding tears.

31997

lachrymatory
LACH'RYMATORY, n. A vessel found in sepulchers of the ancients, in which it has been supposed the ...

31998

lacing
LAC'ING, ppr. Fastening with a string; adorned or trimmed with lace.

31999

laciniate
LACIN'IATE,

32000

laciniated
LACIN'IATED, a. [L. lacinia, a hem.]1. Adorned with fringes.2. In botany, jagged.

32001

lack
LACK, v.t. [L. deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with ...

32002

lack-a-day
LACK-A-DAY, exclam. of sorrow or regret; alas.

32003

lackbrain
LACK'BRAIN, n. One that wants brains, or is deficient in understanding.

32004

lacker
LACK'ER,

32005

lackered
LACK'ERED, pp. Covered with lacker; varnished.

32006

lackey
LACK'EY, n. [L. lego, to send.]An attending servant; a footboy or footman.LACK'EY, v.t. To attend ...

32007

lacklinen
LACK'LINEN, a. Wanting shirts. [Little used.]

32008

lackluster
LACK'LUSTER, a. Wanting luster or brightness.

32009

lacmus
LAC'MUS, n. A blue pigment, formed from archil, a species of lichen. [See Archil.] It is ...

32010

laconic
LACON'IC,

32011

laconical
LACON'ICAL, a. [l. laconicus, from Laconia or Lacomes, the Spartans.]1. Short; brief; pithy; ...

32012

laconically
LACON'ICALLY, adv. Briefly; concisely; as a sentiment laconically expressed.

32013

laconicism
LACON'ICISM, n. [L. lacomismus.]1. A concise style.2. A brief sententious phrase or expression.

32014

laconics
LACON'ICS, n. A book of Pausanias, which treats of Lacedemonia.

32015

laconism
LA'CONISM,

32016

lacquer
LAC'QUER, n. A kind of varnish. The basis of lackers is a solution of the substance called ...

32017

lactage
LAC'TAGE,n. The produce of animals yielding milk.

32018

lactant
LAC'TANT, a. [L. lactans, from lacto, to give suck; lac, milk.] Suckling; giving suck. [Little ...

32019

lactary
LAC'TARY, a. [L. lactarius, from lacto; lac, milk.]Milky; full of white juice like milk. [Little ...

32020

lactate
LAC'TATE, n. In chimistry, a salt formed by the lactic acid, or acid of milk, with a base.

32021

lactation
LACTA'TION, n. [L. lacto, to give suck.] The act of giving suck; or the time of suckling.

32022

lacteal
LAC'TEAL, a. 1. Pertaining to milk.2. Conveying chyle; as a lacteal vessel.LAC'TEAL, n. A ...

32023

lacteous
LAC'TEOUS, a. [L. lacteus, from lac, milk.1. Milky; resembling milk.2. Lacteal; conveying chyle; ...

32024

lactescence
LACTES'CENCE, n. [L. lactescens, lactescp, from lacto; lac, milk.]1. Tendency to milk; milkiness ...

32025

lactescent
LACTES'CENT, a.1. Producing milk or white juice.2. Abounding with a thick colored juice.

32026

lactic
LAC'TIC, a. Pertaining to milk, or procured from sour milk or whey; as the lactic acid.

32027

lactiferous
LACTIF'EROUS, a. [L. lac, milk, and fero, to bear.]1. Bearing or conveying milk or white juice; ...

32028

lacunar
LAC'UNAR, n. [L.] An arched roof or ceiling.

32029

lacunose
LACUNO'SE, a. [L. lacunosus, from lacuna, a ditch or hollow.]Furrowed or pitted. A lacunose leaf ...

32030

lacunous
LACU'NOUS,

32031

lad
LAD, n. [Heb. to procreate or bear young.] A young man or boy; a stripling.

32032

ladanum
LAD'ANUM, n. The resinous juice which exsudes from the leaves of the Cistus ladanifera, a shrub ...

32033

ladder
LAD'DER, n.1. A frame of wood, consisting of two side pieces, connected by rounds inserted in them ...

32034

lade
LADE, v.t. pret. laded; pp. laded, laden.1. To load; to put on or in, as a burden or freight. We ...

32035

laded
LA'DED,

32036

laden
LA'DEN, pp. 1. Loaded; charged with a burden or freight.2. a. Oppressed; burdened.

32037

lading
LA'DING, ppr. Loading; charging with a burden or freight; throwing or dipping out.LA'DING, n. ...

32038

ladkin
LAD'KIN, n. A little lad; a youth. [Little used.]

32039

ladle
LA'DLE, n. 1. A utensil somewhat like a dish, with a long handle, used for throwing or dipping ...

32040

ladle-ful
LA'DLE-FUL, n. The quantity contained in a ladle.

32041

lady
LA'DY, n.1. A woman of distinction. Originally, the title of lady was given to the daughters of ...

32042

lady-bird
LA'DY-BIRD,

32043

lady-bug
LA'DY-BUG,

32044

lady-cow
LA'DY-COW,

32045

lady-day
LA'DY-DAY, n. The day of the annunciation of the holy virgin, March 25th.

32046

lady-fly
LA'DY-FLY, n. A small red vaginopennous or sheath-winged insect.A coleopterous insect of the genus ...

32047

lady-like
LA'DY-LIKE, a. 1. Like a lady in manners; genteel; well bred.2. Soft; tender; delicate.

32048

ladyship
LA'DYSHIP, n. The title of a lady.

32049

lag
LAG, a. [This word belongs to the root of slack, slow, sluggish, languish, long; Gr. See the ...

32050

laggard
LAG'GARD, n. Slow; sluggish; backward. [Not used.]

32051

lagger
LAG'GER, a. A loiterer; an idler; one who moves slowly and falls behind.

32052

lagging
LAG'GING, ppr. Loitering; moving slowly and falling behind.The nurse went lagging after with the ...

32053

lagoon
LAGOON',

32054

lagune
LAGU'NE, n. A fen, moor, marsh, shallow pond or lake; as the lagunes of Venice.

32055

laic
LA'IC,

32056

laical
LA'ICAL, a. [L. laicus, Gr. from people.]Belonging to the laity or people, in distinction from the ...

32057

laid
LAID, pret. and pp. of lay; so written for layed.

32058

lain
LAIN, pp. of lie. Lien would be a more regular orthography, but lain is generally used.

32059

lair
LAIR, n. [L. locus.]1. A place of rest; the bed or couch of a boar or wild beast.2. Pasture; the ...

32060

laird
LAIRD, n. In the Scots dialect, a lord; the proprietor of a manor.

32061

laity
LA'ITY, n. [Gr. people. See Laic.]1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of ...

32062

lake
LAKE, v.i. To play; to sport. North of England. This is play, without a prefix.LAKE, n. [L. ...

32063

laky
LA'KY, a. Pertaining to a lake or lakes.

32064

lama
LAMA, n.1. The sovereign pontiff, or rather the god of the Asiatic Tartars.2. A small species of ...

32065

lamantin
LAM'ANTIN,

32066

lamb
LAMB, n. lam.1. The young of the sheep kind.2. The Lamb of God, in Scripture, the Savior Jesus ...

32067

lambative
LAM'BATIVE, a. [L. lambo, to lick.]Taken by licking. [Little used.]LAM'BATIVE, n. A medicine ...

32068

lambent
LAM'BENT, a. [L. lambens, lambo, to lick.] Playing about; touching lightly; gliding over; as a ...

32069

lambkin
LAMBKIN, n. lam'kin. A small lamb.

32070

lamblike
LAMBLIKE, a. lam'like. Like a lamb; gentle; humble; meek; as a lamblike temper.

32071

lamdoidal
LAMDOID'AL, a. [Gr. the name of the letter A, form.]In the form of the Greek A, the English L; as ...

32072

lame
LAME, a. 1. Crippled or disabled in a limb, or otherwise injured so as to be unsound and impaired ...

32073

lamel
LAM'EL, n. [L. lamella. See Lamin.] A thin plate or scale of any thing.

32074

lamellar
LAM'ELLAR, a. [from lamel.] Disposed in thin plates or scales.

32075

lamellarly
LAM'ELLARLY, adv. In thin plates or scales.

32076

lamellate
LAM'ELLATE,

32077

lamellated
LAM'ELLATED, a. Formed in thin plates or scales, or covered with them.

32078

lamelliferous
LAMELLIF'EROUS, a. [L. lamella and fero, to produce.Producing plates; an epithet of polypiers ...

32079

lamelliform
LAM'ELLIFORM, a. [L. lamella, a plate, and form.] Having the form of a plate.

32080

lamely
LA'MELY, adv. [See Lame.]1. Like a cripple; with impaired strength; in a halting manner; as, to ...

32081

lameness
LA'MENESS, n. 1. An impaired state of the body or limbs; loss of natural soundness and strength ...

32082

lament
LAMENT', v.i. [L. lamentor.] 1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wail; to express sorrow.Jeremiah ...

32083

lamentable
LAM'ENTABLE, a. [L. lamentabilis.]1. To be lamented; deserving sorrow; as a lamentable declension ...

32084

lamentably
LAM'ENTABLY, adv.1. Mournfully; with expressions or tokens of sorrow.2. So as to cause sorrow.3. ...

32085

lamentation
LAMENTA'TION, n. [L. lamentatio.]1. Expression of sorrow; cries of grief; the act of bewailing.In ...

32086

lamented
LAMENT'ED, pp. Bewailed; mourned for.

32087

lamenter
LAMENT'ER, n. One who mourns, or cries out with sorrow.

32088

lamentin
LAM'ENTIN, n. A species of the walrus or sea-cow, the Trichechus manatus.

32089

lamenting
LAMENT'ING, ppr. Bewailing; mourning; weeping.LAMENT'ING, n. A mourning; lamentation.

32090

lamia
LA'MIA, n. [L.] A hag; a witch; a demon.

32091

lamin
LAM'IN,

32092

lamina
LAM'INA, n. [L. lamina.]1. A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; applied to ...

32093

laminable
LAM'INABLE, a. Capable of being formed into thin plates.

32094

laminar
LAM'INAR, a. In plates; consisting of thin plates or layers.

32095

laminate
LAM'INATE,

32096

laminated
LAM'INATED, a. Plated; consisting of plates, scales or layers, one over another.

32097

lamm
LAMM, v.t. To beat. [Not in use.]

32098

lammas
LAM'MAS, n. The first day of August.

32099

lamp
LAMP, n. [L. lampas; Gr. to shine; Heb.]1. A vessel for containing oil to be burned by means of a ...

32100

lampas
LAM'PAS, n. A lump of flesh of the size of a nut, in the roof of a horse's mouth, and rising above ...

32101

lampblack
LAMP'BLACK, n. [lamp and black; being originally made by means of a lamp or torch.]A fine soot ...

32102

lampiate
LAMP'IATE, n. A compound salt, composed of lampic acid and a base.

32103

lampic
LAMP'IC, a. The lampic acid is obtained by the combustion of ether by means of a lamp.

32104

lamping
LAMP'ING, a. Shining; sparkling. [Not used.]

32105

lampoon
LAMPOON', n. A personal satire in writing; abuse; censure written to reproach and vex rather than ...

32106

lampooner
LAMPOON'ER, n. One who abuses with personal satire; the writer of a lampoon.The squibs are those ...

32107

lampooning
LAMPOON'ING, ppr. Abusing with personal satire.

32108

lampoonry
LAMPOON'RY, n. Abuse.

32109

lamprey
LAM'PREY, n. [L. labor, to slip, and most probably the animal is name from slipping. If, however, ...

32110

lanate
LA'NATE,

32111

lanated
LAN'ATED, a. [L. lanatus, from lana, wool.] Wooly. In botany, covered with a substance like ...

32112

lance
LANCE, n. l'ans. [L. lancea; Gr.]A spear, an offensive weapon in form of a half pike, used by the ...

32113

lancely
LANCELY, a. l'ansly. Suitable to a lance.

32114

lanceolar
LAN'CEOLAR, a. In botany, tapering towards each end.

32115

lanceolate
LAN'CEOLATE,

32116

lanceolated
LAN'CEOLATED, a. Shaped like a lance; oblong and gradually tapering toward each extremity; ...

32117

lancepesade
LANCEPESA'DE, n. An officer under the corporal.

32118

lancer
L'ANCER, n. One who lances; one who carries a lance.

32119

lancet
L'ANCET, n. 1. A surgical instrument, sharp-pointed and two-edged; used in venesection, and in ...

32120

lanch
L'ANCH, v.t. [from lance.] 1. To throw, as a lance; to dart; to let fly.See whose arm can lanch ...

32121

land
LAND, n.1. Earth, or the solid matter which constitutes the fixed part of the surface of the ...

32122

landau
LAN'DAU, n. A kind of coach or carriage whose top may be opened and thrown back; so called from a ...

32123

landed
LAND'ED, pp.1. Disembarked; set on shore from a ship or boat.2. a. Having an estate in land; as ...

32124

landfall
LAND'FALL, n. [land and fall.]1. A sudden translation of property in land by the death of a rich ...

32125

landflood
LAND'FLOOD, n. [land and flood.] An overflowing of land by water; an inundation. Properly, a ...

32126

landgrave
LAND'GRAVE, n. In Germany, a count or earl; or an officer nearly corresponding to the earl of ...

32127

landgraviate
LANDGRA'VIATE, n. The territory held by a landgrave, or his office, jurisdiction or authority.

32128

landholder
LAND'HOLDER, n. A holder, owner or proprietor of land.

32129

landing
LAND'ING, ppr. Setting on shore; coming on shore.LAND'ING,

32130

landing-place
LAND'ING-PLACE, n. A place on the shore of the sea or of a lake, or on the bank of a river; where ...

32131

landjobber
LAND'JOBBER, n. A man who makes a business of buying land on speculation, or of buying and selling ...

32132

landlady
LAND'LADY, n. [See Landlord.]1. A woman who has tenants holding from her.2. The mistress of an ...

32133

landless
LAND'LESS, a. Destitute of land; having no property in land.

32134

landlock
LAND'LOCK, v.t. [land and lock.] To inclose or encompass by land.

32135

landlocked
LAND'LOCKED, pp. Encompassed by land, so that no point of the compass is open to the sea.

32136

landloper
LAND'LOPER, n. [See Leap and Interloper.]A landman; literally, a land runner; a term of reproach ...

32137

landlord
LAND'LORD, n.1. The lord of a manor or of land; the owner of land who has tenants under him.2. ...

32138

landman
LAND'MAN, n. A man who serves on land; opposed to seaman.

32139

landmark
LAND'MARK, n. [land and mark.] 1. A mark to designate the boundary of land; any mark or fixed ...

32140

landscape
LAND'SCAPE, n.1. A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, ...

32141

landslip
LAND'SLIP, n. A portion of a hill or mountain, which slips or slides down; or the sliding down of ...

32142

landsman
LAND'SMAN, n. In seaman's language, a sailor on board a ship, who has not before been at sea.

32143

landstreight
LAND'STREIGHT, n. A narrow slip of land. [Not used.]

32144

landward
LAND'WARD, adv. Toward the land.

32145

lane
LANE, n.1. A narrow way or passage, or a private passage, as distinguished from a public road or ...

32146

langrage
LAN'GRAGE,

32147

langrel
LAN'GREL, n. Langrel shot or langrage, is a particular kind of shot used at sea for tearing sails ...

32148

langteraloo
LANGTERALOO', n. A game at cards.

32149

language
LAN'GUAGE, n. [L. lingua, the tongue, and speech.]1. Human speech; the expression of ideas by ...

32150

language-master
LAN'GUAGE-MASTER, n. One whose profession is to teach languages.

32151

languaged
LAN'GUAGED, a. Having a language; as many languaged nations.

32152

languet
LAN'GUET, n. Any thing in the shape of the tongue. [Not English.]

32153

languid
LAN'GUID, a. [L. languidus, from langueo, to droop or flag. See Languish.]1. Flagging; drooping; ...

32154

languidly
LAN'GUIDLY, adv. Weakly; feebly; slowly.

32155

languidness
LAN'GUIDNESS, n. 1. Weakness from exhaustion of strength; feebleness; dullness; languor.2. ...

32156

languish
LAN'GUISH, v.i. [L. langueo, lachinisso; Gr. to flag, to lag. L. laxo, laxus, flacceo.]1. To ...

32157

languisher
LAN'GUISHER, n. One who languishes or pines.

32158

languishing
LAN'GUISHING, ppr.1. Becoming or being feeble; losing strength; pining; withering; fading.2. a. ...

32159

languishingly
LAN'GUISHINGLY, adv.1. Weakly; feebly; dully; slowly.2. With tender softness.

32160

languishment
LAN'GUISHMENT, n.1. The state of pining.2. Softness of look or mien, with the head reclined.

32161

languor
LAN'GUOR, n. [L. languor.]1. Feebleness; dullness; heaviness; lassitude of body; that state of ...

32162

languorous
LAN'GUOROUS, a. Tedious; melancholy. Obs.

32163

langure
LAN'GURE, v.t. To languish. [Not in use.]

32164

laniard
LANIARD, n. lan'yard.A short piece of rope or line, used for fastening something in ships, as the ...

32165

laniate
LA'NIATE, v.t. [L. lanio.] To tear in pieces. [Little used.]

32166

laniation
LANIA'TION, n. A tearing in pieces. [Little used.]

32167

laniferous
LANIF'EROUS, a. [L. lanifer; lana, wool, and fero, to produce.] Bearing or producing wool.

32168

lanifice
LAN'IFICE, n. [L. lanificium; lana, wool, and facio, to make.]Manufacture of wool. [Little used.]

32169

lanigerous
LANIG'EROUS, a. [L. laniger; lana, wool, and gero, to bear.] Bearing or producing wool.

32170

lank
LANK, a. [Gr. probably allied to flank.]1. Loose or lax and easily yielding to pressure; not ...

32171

lankly
LANK'LY, adv. Thinly; loosely; laxly.

32172

lankness
LANK'NESS, n. Laxity; flabbiness; leanness; slenderness.

32173

lanky
LANK'Y, n. Lank. [Vulgar.]

32174

lanner
LAN'NER,

32175

lanneret
LAN'NERET, n. [L. laniarius, lanius, a butcher.] A species of hawk.

32176

lansquenet
LANS'QUENET, n. [lance and knecht, a boy, a knight.]1. A common foot soldier.2. A game at cards.

32177

lantern
LAN'TERN, n. [L. laterna.]1. A case or vessel made of tin perforated with many holes, or of some ...

32178

lantern-fly
LAN'TERN-FLY, n. An insect of the genus Fulgora.

32179

lantern-jaws
LAN'TERN-JAWS, n. A thin visage.

32180

lanuginous
LANU'GINOUS, a. [L. lanuginosus, from lanugo, down, from lana, wool.]Downy; covered with down, or ...

32181

laodicean
LAODICE'AN, a. Like the christians of Laodicea: lukewarm in religion.

32182

laodiceanism
LAODICE'ANISM, n. Lukewarmness in religion.

32183

lap
LAP, n.1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely.2. The part of ...

32184

lapdog
LAP'DOG, n. A small dog fondled in the lap.

32185

lapfull
LAP'FULL, n. As much as the lap can contain. 2Kings 4.

32186

lapicide
LAP'ICIDE, n. A stone-cutter. [Not used.]

32187

lapidarious
LAPIDA'RIOUS, a. [L. lapidarius, from lapis, a stone.] Stony; consisting of stones.

32188

lapidary
LAP'IDARY, n. [L. lapidarius, lapis, a stone.]1. An artificer who cuts precious stones.2. A ...

32189

lapidate
LAP'IDATE, v.t. [L. lapido.] To stone. [Not used.]

32190

lapidation
LAPIDA'TION, n. The act of stoning a person to death.

32191

lapideous
LAPID'EOUS, a. [L. lapideus.] Stony; of the nature of stone; as lapideous matter. [Little used.]

32192

lapidescence
LAPIDES'CENCE, n. [L. lapidesco, from lapis, a stone.]1. The process of becoming stone; a ...

32193

lapidescent
LAPIDES'CENT, a. Growing or turning to stone; that has the quality of petrifying ...

32194

lapidific
LAPIDIF'IC, a. [L. lapis, a stone, and facio, to make.] Forming or converting into stone.

32195

lapidification
LAPIDIFICA'TION, n. The operation of forming or converting into a stony substance, by means of a ...

32196

lapidify
LAPID'IFY, v.t. [L. lapis, a stone, and facio, to form.] To form into stone.LAPID'IFY, v.i. To ...

32197

lapidist
LAP'IDIST, n. A dealer in precious stones. [See lapidary.]

32198

lapis
LAPIS, in Latin, a stone. Hence,Lapis Bononiensis, the Bolognian stone.Lapis Hepaticus, liver ...

32199

lapped
LAP'PED, pp. [See Lap.] Turned or folded over.

32200

lapper
LAP'PER, n. 1. One that laps; one that wraps or folds.2. One that takes up with his tongue.

32201

lappet
LAP'PET, n. [dim. of lap.] A part of a garment or dress that hangs loose.

32202

lapping
LAP'PING, ppr.1. Wrapping; folding; laying on.2. Licking; taking into the mouth with the tongue.

32203

lapse
LAPSE, n. laps. [L. lapsus, from labor, to slide, to fall.]1. A sliding, gliding or flowing; a ...

32204

lapsed
LAPS'ED, pp. Fallen; passed from one proprietor to another by the negligence of the patron; as a ...

32205

lapsided
LAP'SIDED, a. [Lap and side.] Having one side heavier than the other, as a ship.

32206

lapsing
LAPS'ING, ppr. Gliding; flowing; failing; falling to one person through the omission of another.

32207

lapwing
LAP'WING, n. A bird of the genus Tringa; the tewit.

32208

lapwork
LAP'WORK, n. Work in which one part laps over another.

32209

lar
L'AR, n. plu. lares. [L.] A household deity.

32210

larboard
L'ARBOARD, n. [Board, bord, is a side; but I know the meaning of lar. The Dutch use bakboard, and ...

32211

larceny
L'ARCENY, n. [L. latrocinium.]Theft; the act of taking and carrying away the goods or property of ...

32212

larch
L'ARCH, n. [L. larix.]The common name of a division of the genus Pinus, species of which are ...

32213

lard
L'ARD, n. [L. lardum, laridum.]1. The fat of swine, after being melted and separated from the ...

32214

lardaceous
LARDA'CEOUS, a. Of the nature of lard; consisting of lard.

32215

larded
L'ARDED, pp. Stuffed with bacon; fattened; mixed.

32216

larder
L'ARDER, n. A room where meat is kept or salted.

32217

lardry
L'ARDRY, n. A larder. [Not used.]

32218

large
L'ARGE, a larj. [L. largus; Gr. wide, copious, and perhaps with floor.]1. Big; of great size; ...

32219

largeheartedness
LARGEHE'ARTEDNESS, n. Largeness of heart; liberality. [Not used.]

32220

largely
L'ARGELY, adv.1. Widely; extensively.2. Copiously; diffusely; amply. The subject was largely ...

32221

largeness
L'ARGENESS, n.1. Bigness; bulk; magnitude; as the largeness of an animal.2. Greatness; ...

32222

largess
L'ARGESS, n. [L. largitio; from largus, large.]A present; a gift or donation; a bounty bestowed.

32223

larghetto
LARGHET'TO, Musical terms, directing to slow movement. Large is one degree quicker than grave, ...

32224

largish
L'ARGISH, a. Somewhat large. [Unusual.]

32225

largo
L'ARGO,

32226

lark
L'ARK, n. [As the Latin alauda coincides with laudo, Eng. loud so the first syllable of lark, laf, ...

32227

larker
L'ARKER, n. A catcher of larks.

32228

larklike
L'ARKLIKE, a. Resembling a lark in manners.

32229

larks-heel
L'ARK'S-HEEL, n. A flower called Indian cress.

32230

larkspur
L'ARKSPUR, n. A plant of the genus Delphinium.

32231

larmier
L'ARMIER, n. The flat jutting part of a cornice; literally, the dropper; the eave or drip of a ...

32232

larum
LAR'UM, n. Alarm; a noise giving notice of danger. [See Alarm, which is generally used.]

32233

larva
L'ARVA,

32234

larvated
L'ARVATED, a. Masked; clothed as with a mask.

32235

larve
L'ARVE, n. [L. larva, a mask.]An insect in the caterpillar state; eruca; the state of an insect ...

32236

laryngean
LARYN'GEAN, a. [See Larynx.] Pertaining to the larynx.

32237

laryngotomy
LARYNGOT'OMY, n. [larynx and Gr. to cut.]The operation of cutting the larynx or windpipe; the ...

32238

larynx
LAR'YNX, n. [Gr.] In anatomy, the upper part of the windpipe or trachea, a cartilaginous cavity, ...

32239

lascar
LAS'CAR, n. In the East Indies, a native seaman, or a gunner.

32240

lasciviency
LASCIVIENCY, LASCIVIENT. [Not used. See the next words.]

32241

lascivient
LASCIVIENCY, LASCIVIENT. [Not used. See the next words.]

32242

lascivious
LASCIV'IOUS, a. [L. lascivus, from laxus, laxo, to relax, to loosen.]1. Loose; wanton; lewd; ...

32243

lasciviously
LASCIV'IOUSLY, adv. Loosely; wantonly; lewdly.

32244

lasciviousness
LASCIV'IOUSNESS, n.1. Looseness; irregular indulgence of animal desires; wantonness; ...

32245

laserwort
LA'SERWORT, n. Laserpitium, a genus of plants of several species, natives of Germany, Italy, ...

32246

lash
LASH, n. 1. The thong or braided cord of a whip.I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.2. ...

32247

lashed
LASH'ED, pp.1. Struck with a lash; whipped; tied; made fast by a rope.2. In botany, ciliate; ...

32248

lasher
LASH'ER, n. One that whips or lashes.LASH'ER,

32249

lashing
LASH'ING, n. A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another.LASH'ING, n. ...

32250

lass
L'ASS, n.A young woman; a girl.

32251

lassitude
LAS'SITUDE, n. [L. lassitudo, from lassus, and this from laxus, laxo, to relax.]1. Weakness; ...

32252

lasslorn
L'ASSLORN, a. Forsaken by his lass or mistress.

32253

last
L'AST, a. [See Late and Let.]1. That comes after all the others; the latest; applied to time; as ...

32254

lastage
L'ASTAGE, n. [See Last, a load.]1. A duty paid for freight or transportation.[Not used in the ...

32255

lastery
L'ASTERY, n. A red color. [Not in use.]

32256

lasting
L'ASTING, ppr.1. Continuing in time; enduring; remaining.2. a. Durable; of long continuance; that ...

32257

lastingly
L'ASTINGLY, adv. Durably; with continuance.

32258

lastingness
L'ASTINGNESS, n. Durability; the quality or state of long continuance.

32259

lastly
L'ASTLY, adv. 1. In the last place.2. In the conclusion; at last; finally.

32260

latch
LATCH, n. [L. ligula, from ligo, to tie, and with English lock. L. laqueus, from which we have ...

32261

latchet
LATCH'ET, n. [from latch.] The string that fastens a shoe. Mark 1.

32262

late
LATE, a. [This word is from the root of let, the sense of which is to draw out, extend or prolong, ...

32263

lated
LA'TED, a. Belated; being too late. [Not used.]

32264

lateen
LAT'EEN, a. A lateen sail is a triangular sail, extended by a lateen yard, which is slung about ...

32265

lately
LA'TELY, adv. Not long ago; recently. We called on a gentleman who has lately arrived from Italy.

32266

latency
LA'TENCY, n. [See Latent.] The state of being concealed; abstruseness.

32267

lateness
LA'TENESS, n.1. The state of being tardy, or of coming after the usual time; as the lateness of ...

32268

latent
LA'TENT, a. [L. latens, lateo; Gr; Heb. to cover.]Hid; concealed; secret; not seen; not visible or ...

32269

later
LA'TER, a. [comp. deg. of late.] Posterior; subsequent.

32270

lateral
LAT'ERAL, a. [L. lateralis, from latus, a side, and broad, Gr., Eng. flat. The primary sense of ...

32271

laterality
LATERAL'ITY, n. The quality of having distinct sides. [Not used.]

32272

laterally
LAT'ERALLY, adv.1. By the side; sideways.2. In the direction of the side.

32273

lateran
LAT'ERAN, n. One of the churches at Rome. The name is said to have been derived from that of a ...

32274

latered
LA'TERED, a. Delayed. Obs.

32275

laterifolious
LATERIFO'LIOUS, a. [L. latus, side, and folium, leaf.]In botany, growing on the side of a leaf at ...

32276

lateritious
LATERI'TIOUS, a. [L. lateritius, from later, a brick.] Like bricks; of the color of ...

32277

lath
L'ATH, n.1. A thin, narrow board or slip of wood nailed to the rafters of a building to support ...

32278

lathe
LATHE, n. An engine by which instruments of wood, ivory, metals and other materials, are turned ...

32279

lather
LATH'ER, v.i.To form a foam with water and soap; to become froth, or frothy matter.LATH'ER, v.t. ...

32280

lathy
L'ATHY, a. Thin as a lath; long and slender.L'ATHY, a. Flabby; weak.

32281

latibulize
LATIB'ULIZE, v.i. [L. latibulum, a hiding place.]To retire into a den, burrow or cavity, and lie ...

32282

laticlave
LAT'ICLAVE, n. [L. laticlavium; latus, broad, and clavus, a stud.]An ornament of dress worn by ...

32283

latin
LAT'IN, a. Pertaining to the Latins, a people of Latium, in Italy; Roman; as the Latin ...

32284

latinism
LAT'INISM, n. A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to the Latins.

32285

latinist
LAT'INIST, n. One skilled in Latin.

32286

latinity
LATIN'ITY, n. Purity of the Latin style or idiom; the Latin tongue.

32287

latinize
LAT'INIZE, v.t. To give to foreign words Latin terminations and make them Latin.LAT'INIZE, v.i. ...

32288

latirostrous
LATIROS'TROUS, a. [L. latus, broad, and rostrum, beak.] Having a broad beak, as a fowl.

32289

latish
LA'TISH, a. [from late.] Somewhat late.

32290

latitancy
LAT'ITANCY, n. [L. latitans, latito, to lie hid, from lateo. See Latent.]The state of lying ...

32291

latitant
LAT'ITANT, a. Lurking; lying hid; concealed.[These words are rarely used. See latent.]

32292

latitat
LAT'ITAT, n. [L. he lurks.] A writ by which a person is summoned into the king's bench to answer, ...

32293

latitude
LAT'ITUDE, n. [L. latitudo, breadth; latus, broad.]1. Breadth; width; extent from side to side.2. ...

32294

latitudinal
LATITU'DINAL, a. Pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.

32295

latitudinarian
LATITUDINA'RIAN, a. Not restrained; not confined by precise limits; free; thinking or acting at ...

32296

latitudinarianism
LATITUDINA'RIANISM, n.1. Freedom or liberality of opinion, particularly in theology.2. ...

32297

latrant
LA'TRANT, a. [L. latro, to bark.] Barking.

32298

latrate
LA'TRATE, v.i. To bark as a dog. [Not used.]

32299

latration
LATRA'TION, n. A barking. [Not used.]

32300

latria
LA'TRIA, n. [L. from Gr.] The highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; distinguished by the ...

32301

latrobite
LATRO'BITE, n. [from Latrobe.] A newly described mineral of a pale pink red color, massive or ...

32302

latrociny
LAT'ROCINY, n. [L. latrocinium.] Theft; larceny. [Not in use.]

32303

latten
LAT'TEN, n. Iron plate covered with tin.

32304

latten-brass
LAT'TEN-BRASS, n. Plates of milled brass reduced to different thicknesses, according to the uses ...

32305

latter
LAT'TER, a. [an irregular comparative of late.]1. Coming or happening after something else; ...

32306

latterly
LAT'TERLY, adv. Of late; in time not long past; lately.

32307

lattermath
LAT'TERMATH, n. The latter mowing; that which is mowed after a former mowing.

32308

lattice
LAT'TICE, n. Any work of wood or iron, made by crossing laths, rods or bars, and forming open ...

32309

latticed
LAT'TICED, pp. Furnished with a lattice.

32310

laud
LAUD, n. [L. laus, laudis; Gr. ; Eng. loud. See Loud.]1. Praise; commendation; an extolling in ...

32311

laudable
LAUD'ABLE, a. [L. laudabilis.]1. Praiseworthy; commendable; as laudable motives; laudable ...

32312

laudableness
LAUD'ABLENESS, n. The quality of deserving praise; praiseworthiness; as the laudableness of ...

32313

laudably
LAUD'ABLY, adv. In a manner deserving praise.

32314

laudanum
LAUD'ANUM, n. [from L. laudo, to praise.] Opium dissolved in spirit or wine; tincture of opium.

32315

laudative
LAUD'ATIVE, n. [L. laudativus.] A panegyric; an eulogy. [Little used.]

32316

laudatory
LAUD'ATORY, a. Containing praise; tending to praise.LAUD'ATORY, n. That which contains praise.

32317

lauder
LAUD'ER, n. One who praises.

32318

laugh
LAUGH, v.i. l'aff. [Heb.]1. To make the noise and exhibit the features which are characteristic ...

32319

laugh-worthy
LAUGH-WORTHY, a. Deserving to be laughed at.

32320

laughable
LAUGHABLE, a. l'affable. That may justly excite laughter; as a laughable story; a laughable scene.

32321

laugher
LAUGHER, n. l'affer. One who laughs, or is fond of merriment.The laughers are a majority.

32322

laughing
LAUGHING, ppr. l'affing. Expressing mirth in a particular manner.

32323

laughing-stock
LAUGHING-STOCK, n. An object of ridicule; a butt of sport.

32324

laughingly
LAUGHINGLY, adv. l'affingly. In a merry way; with laughter.

32325

laughter
LAUGHTER, n. l'affter. Convulsive merriment; an expression of mirth peculiar to man, consisting in ...

32326

laumonite
LAU'MONITE, n. Efflorescent zeolite; so called from Laumont, its discoverer. It is found in ...

32327

launch
LAUNCH, [See Lanch, the more correct orthography.]

32328

laund
LAUND, n. A lawn. [Not used.]

32329

launder
LAUNDER, n. l'ander. [from L. lavo, to wash.]A washer-woman; also, a long and hollow trough, used ...

32330

launderer
LAUNDERER, n. l'anderer. A man who follows the business of washing clothes.

32331

laundress
LAUNDRESS, n. l'andress. [L. lavo.]A washer-woman; a female whose employment is to wash ...

32332

laundry
LAUNDRY, n. l'andry.1. A washing.2. The place or room where clothes are washed.

32333

laureate
LAU'REATE, a. [L. laureatus, from laurea, a laurel.]Decked or invested with laurel; as laureate ...

32334

laureated
LAU'REATED, pp. Honored with a degree and a laurel wreath.

32335

laureation
LAUREA'TION, n. The act of conferring a degree in the university, together with a wreath of ...

32336

laurel
LAU'REL, n. [L. laurus.]The bay-tree or Laurus, a genus of plants of several species.

32337

laureled
LAU'RELED, a. Crowned or decorated with laurel, or with a laurel wreath; laureate.

32338

laurifferous
LAURIF'FEROUS, a. [L. laurus and fero, to bear.]Producing or bringing laurel.

32339

laurustin
LAU'RUSTIN, n. [L. laurustinus.] A plant of the genus Viburnum, an evergreen shrub or tree, whose ...

32340

lauskraut
LAUS'KRAUT, n. A plant of the genus Delphinium.

32341

lautu
LAU'TU, n. A band of cotton, twisted and worn on the head of the Inca of Peru, as a badge of ...

32342

lava
L'AVA, n. [probably from flowing, and from the root of L. fluo, or lavo.]1. A mass or stream of ...

32343

lavation
LAVA'TION, n. [L. lavatio, from lavo.] A washing or cleansing.

32344

lavatory
LAV'ATORY, n. [See lave.] 1. A place for washing.2. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.3. A ...

32345

lave
LAVE, v.t. [L. lavo; Gr.]To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric.LAVE, v.i.1. ...

32346

lave-eared
LA'VE-EARED, a. Having large pendant ears. [Not in use.]

32347

laveer
LAVEE'R, v.t. In seamen's language, to tack; to sail back and forth. [I believe this word is not ...

32348

lavender
LAV'ENDER, n. [L. lavendula.] A plant, or a genus of aromatic plants, Lavandula.

32349

laver
LA'VER, n. A vessel for washing; a large basin; in scripture history, a basin placed in the court ...

32350

laverock
LAVEROCK. [See lark.]

32351

laving
LA'VING, ppr. Washing; bathing.

32352

lavish
LAV'ISH, a. [I know not from what source we have received this word. It coincides in elements ...

32353

lavished
LAV'ISHED, pp. Expended profusely; wasted.

32354

lavisher
LAV'ISHER, n. A prodigal; a profuse person.

32355

lavishing
LAV'ISHING, ppr. Expending or laying out with profusion; wasting.

32356

lavishly
LAV'ISHLY, adv. With profuse expense; prodigally; wastefully.

32357

lavishness
LAV'ISHNESS, n. Profusion; prodigality.

32358

lavolta
LAVOL'TA, An old dance in which was much turning and capering.

32359

law
LAW, n. [L. lex; from the root of lay. See lay. A law is that which is laid, set or fixed, like ...

32360

law-day
LAW-DAY, n 1. A day of open court.2. A leet or sheriff's tourn.

32361

lawful
LAW'FUL, a. 1. Agreeable to law; conformable to law; allowed by law; legal; legitimate. That is ...

32362

lawfully
LAW'FULLY, adv. Legally; in accordance with law; without violating law. We may lawfully do what ...

32363

lawfulness
LAW'FULNESS, n. The quality of being conformable to law; legality. The lawfulness of an action ...

32364

lawgiver
LAW'GIVER, n. [law and give.] One who makes or enacts a law; a legislator.

32365

lawgiving
LAW'GIVING, a. Making or enacting laws; legislative.

32366

lawing
LAW'ING, n. Expeditation; the act of cutting off the claws and balls of the fore feet of mastiffs ...

32367

lawless
LAW'LESS, a.1. Not subject to law; unrestrained by law; as a lawless tyrant; lawless men.2. ...

32368

lawlessly
LAW'LESSLY, adv. In a manner contrary to law.

32369

lawlessness
LAW'LESSNESS, n. The quality or state of being unrestrained by law; disorder.

32370

lawn
LAWN, n. An open space between woods, or a plain in a park or adjoining a noble seat.Betwixt them ...

32371

lawny
LAWN'Y, a. 1. Level, as a plain; like a lawn.2. Made of lawn.

32372

lawsuit
LAW'SUIT, n. [See suit.] a suit in law for the recovery of a supposed right; a process in law ...

32373

lawyer
LAW'YER, n. [that is lawer, contracted from law-wer, law-man.]One versed in the laws, or a ...

32374

lawyer-like
LAW'YER-LIKE, a. Like a real lawyer.

32375

lawyerly
LAW'YERLY, a. Judicial.

32376

lax
LAX, a. [L. laxus.]1. Loose; flabby; soft; not tense, firm or rigid; as lax flesh; a lax fiber.2. ...

32377

laxation
LAXA'TION, n. [L. laxatio.] The act of loosening or slackening; or the state of being loose or ...

32378

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

32379

laxativeness
LAX'ATIVENESS, n. The quality of relaxing.

32380

laxity
LAX'ITY, n. [L. laxitas.]1. Looseness; slackness; the opposite of tenseness or tension.2. ...

32381

laxly
LAX'LY, adv. Loosely; without exactness.

32382

laxness
LAX'NESS, n.1. Looseness; softness; flabbiness; as the laxness of flesh or of muscles.2. Laxity; ...

32383

lay
LAY, pret. of lie. The estate lay in the county of Hartford.When Ahab heard these words, he rent ...

32384

lay-clerk
LAY-CLERK, n. A vocal officiate in a cathedral.

32385

layer
LA'YER, n. la'er. [from lay, the verb.]1. A stratum; a bed; a body spread over another; as a ...

32386

laying
LA'YING, ppr. Putting; placing; applying; imputing; wagering.

32387

layland
LA'YLAND, n. Land lying untilled; fallow ground. [Local.]

32388

layman
LA'YMAN, n. la'man. [lay and man.]1. A man who is not a clergyman; one of the laity or people, ...

32389

laystall
LA'YSTALL, n. [lay and stall.] A heap of dung, or a place where dung is laid.

32390

lazar
LA'ZAR, n. [from Laxarus.] A person infected with nauseous and pestilential disease.

32391

lazar-house
LA'ZAR-HOUSE, n. A lazaretto; also, a hospital for quarantine.

32392

lazar-like
LA'ZAR-LIKE,

32393

lazaret
LAZARET',

32394

lazaretto
LAZARETTO, n.A public building, hospital or pest-house for the reception of diseased persons, ...

32395

lazarly
LA'ZARLY, a. Full of sores; leprous.

32396

lazarwort
LA'ZARWORT,

32397

laze
LAZE, v.i. To live in idleness. [Vulgar.]LAZE, v.t. To waste in sloth. [Vulgar.]

32398

lazily
LA'ZILY, adv. [from lazy.] In a heavy, sluggish manner; sluggishly.Whether he lazily and ...

32399

laziness
LA'ZINESS, n. [from lazy.] 1. The state or quality of being lazy; indisposition to action or ...

32400

lazing
LA'ZING, a. Spending time in sluggish inaction.[This is an ill-formed, inelegant word.]

32401

lazuli
LAZ'ULI. Lapis Lazuli is a mineral of a fine, azure blue color, usually amorphous, or in rounded ...

32402

lazulite
LAZ'ULITE, n. A mineral of a light, indigo blue color, occurring in small masses, or crystallized ...

32403

lazy
LA'ZY, a. [L. laxus, and it is doubtful whether this is of the same family.]1. Disinclined to ...

32404

ld
LD, stands for lord.

32405

lea
LEA,

32406

leach
LEACH, v.t. [See leak. Perhaps L. lix may be from the same root.]To wash, as ashes, by ...

32407

leach-tub
LE'ACH-TUB, n. A wooden vessel or tub in which ashes are leached. It is sometimes written ...

32408

lead
LEAD, n. led.1. A metal of a dull white color, with a cast of blue. It is the least elastic and ...

32409

leaden
LEADEN, a. led'n. [from lead.]1. Made of lead; as a leaden ball.2. Heavy; indisposed to ...

32410

leaden-hearted
LEADEN-HE'ARTED, a. Stupid; destitute of feeling.

32411

leaden-heeled
LEADEN-HEE'LED, a. Moving slowly.

32412

leaden-stepping
LEADEN-STEP'PING, a. Moving slowly.

32413

leader
LE'ADER, n.1. One that leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.2. A chief; a commander; a ...

32414

leading
LE'ADING, ppr.1. Guiding; conducting; preceding; drawing; alluring; passing life.2. a. Chief; ...

32415

leading-strings
LE'ADING-STRINGS, n. Strings by which children are supported when beginning to walk.To be in ...

32416

leadman
LE'ADMAN, n. One who begins or leads a dance. Obs.

32417

leadwort
LEADWORT, n. led'wort. Plumbago, a genus of plants.

32418

leady
LEADY, a. led'dy. Of the color of lead.

32419

leaf
LEAF, n. plu. leaves.1. In botany, leaves are organs of perspiration and inhalation in plants. ...

32420

leaf-stalk
LE'AF-STALK, n. The petiole or stalk which supports a leaf.

32421

leafage
LE'AFAGE, n. Abundance of leaves.

32422

leafed
LE'AFED, pp. Having leaves.

32423

leafless
LE'AFLESS, a. Destitute of leaves; as a leafless tree.

32424

leaflet
LE'AFLET, n. 1. A little leaf.2. In botany, one of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.

32425

leafy
LE'AFY, a. Full of leaves; as the leafy forest.

32426

league
LEAGUE, n. leeg. [L. ligo, to bind.]1. An alliance or confederacy between princes or states for ...

32427

leagued
LE'AGUED, pp. lee'ged. United in mutual compact; confederated.

32428

leaguer
LE'AGUER, n. lee'ger. One who unites in a league; a confederate.LE'AGUER, n. Siege; investment of ...

32429

leak
LEAK, n. [Gr. a fissure or crevice, L. lacero and loquor, and perhaps Eng. clack. It seems that ...

32430

leakage
LE'AKAGE, n.1. A leaking; or the quantity of a liquor that enters or issues by leaking.2. An ...

32431

leaky
LE'AKY, a.1. That admits water or other liquor to pass in or out; as a leaky vessel; a leaky ship ...

32432

leamer
LE'AMER, n. A dog; a kind of hound.

32433

lean
LEAN, v.i. [Gr., L. clino.]1. To deviate or move from a straight or perpendicular line; or to be ...

32434

leanly
LE'ANLY, adv. Meagerly; without fat or plumpness.

32435

leanness
LE'ANNESS, n.1. Destitution of fat; want of flesh; thinness of body; meagerness; applied to ...

32436

leany
LE'ANY, a. Alert; brisk; active. [Not in use.]

32437

leap
LEAP, v.i. [L. labor, perhaps. Heb.]1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as man, ...

32438

leap-frog
LE'AP-FROG, n. A play of children in which they imitate the leap of frogs.

32439

leap-year
LE'AP-YEAR, n. Blissextile, a year containing 366 days; every fourth year, which leaps over a day ...

32440

leaper
LE'APER, n. One that leaps. A horse is called a good leaper.

32441

leaping
LE'APING, ppr. Jumping; springing; bounding; skipping.

32442

leapingly
LE'APINGLY, adv. By leaps.

32443

learn
LEARN, v.t. lern.1. To gain knowledge of; to acquire knowledge or ideas of something before ...

32444

learned
LEARNED, lern'ed,

32445

learnedly
LEARNEDLY, adv. lern'edly. With learning or erudition; with skill; as, to discuss a question ...

32446

learner
LEARNER, n. lern'er. A person who is gaining knowledge from instruction, from reading or study, ...

32447

learning
LEARNING, ppr. lern'ing. Gaining knowledge by instruction or reading, by study, by experience or ...

32448

learnt
LEARNT, lernt. pp. Obtained as knowledge or information.

32449

leasable
LE'ASABLE, a. That may be leased.

32450

lease
LEASE, n. [See the Verb.]1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements or hereditaments to another ...

32451

leased
LE'ASED, pp. Demised or let, as lands or tenements.

32452

leasehold
LE'ASEHOLD, a. Held by lease; as a leasehold tenement.

32453

leaser
LE'ASER, n. A gleaner; a gatherer after reapers.

32454

leash
LEASH, n. [L. laqueus.]1. A thong of leather, or long line by which a falconer holds his hawk, or ...

32455

leasing
LE'ASING, n. s as z.Falsehood; lies. [Obsolete or nearly so.]

32456

leasow
LE'ASOW, n. A pasture. Obs.

32457

least
LEAST, a. Smallest; little beyond others, either in size or degree; as the least insect; the least ...

32458

leasy
LE'ASY, a. s as z. Thin; flimsy. It is usually pronounced sleazy.

32459

leat
LEAT, n. A trench to conduct water to or from a mill.

32460

leather
LEATH'ER,

32461

leather-coat
LEATH'ER-COAT, n. An apple with a tough coat or rind.

32462

leather-dresser
LEATH'ER-DRESSER, n. One who dresses leather; one who prepares hides for use.

32463

leather-jacket
LEATH'ER-JACKET, n A fish of the Pacific ocean.

32464

leather-mouthed
LEATH'ER-MOUTHED, a.By leather-mouthed fish, I mean such as have their teeth in their throat, as ...

32465

leather-seller
LEATH'ER-SELLER,

32466

leather-winged
LEATH'ER-WINGED,

32467

leathern
LEATH'ERN,

32468

leathery
LEATH'ERY,

32469

leave
LEAVE, n. 1. Permission; allowance; license; liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is ...

32470

leaved
LE'AVED, a. [from leaf; but leafed would be preferable.]1. Furnished with foliage or leaves.2. ...

32471

leaven
LEAVEN, n. lev'n. [L. levo, Eng. to lift.]1. A mass of sour dough, which, mixed with a larger ...

32472

leavened
LEAVENED, pp. lev'ened. Taised and made light by fermentation.

32473

leavening
LEAVENING, ppr. lev'ening. Making light by fermentation.LEAVENING, n. lev'ening. that which ...

32474

leavenous
LEAVENOUS, a. lev'enous. containing leaven; tainted.

32475

leaver
LE'AVER, n. [from leave.]One who leaves or relinquishes; one who forsakes.

32476

leaves
LEAVES, n. plu. of leaf.

32477

leaving
LE'AVING, ppr. Quitting; withdrawing from; relinquishing; suffering to remain; ceasing; desisting ...

32478

leavings
LE'AVINGS, n. plu.1. Things left; remnant; relics.The leavings of Pharsalia.2. Refuse; offal.

32479

leavy
LE'AVY, a. [from leaf.] Full of leaves; covered with leaves. [An improper word; it ought to be ...

32480

lech
LECH, for lick. Obs. [See Lick.]

32481

lecher
LECH'ER, n. A man given to lewdness; one addicted, in an exorbitant degree, to the indulgence of ...

32482

lecherous
LECH'EROUS, a.1 Addicted to lewdness; prone to indulge lust; lustful; lewd.2. Provoking lust.

32483

lecherously
LECH'EROUSLY, adv. Lustfully; lewdly.

32484

lecherousness
LECH'EROUSNESS, n. Lust, or strong propensity to indulge the sexual appetite.

32485

lechery
LECH'ERY, n. Lewdness; free indulgence of lust; practice of indulging the animal appetite.

32486

lection
LEC'TION, n. [L. lectio, from lego, to read, Gr.]1. A reading.2. A difference or variety in ...

32487

lectionary
LEC'TIONARY, n. The Romish servicebook, containing portions of Scripture.

32488

lecture
LEC'TURE, n. [L. lectura, from lego, to read.]1. A discourse read or pronounced on any subject; ...

32489

lecturer
LEC'TURER, n.1. One who reads or pronounces lectures; a professor or an instructor who delivers ...

32490

lectureship
LEC'TURESHIP, n. The office of a lecturer.

32491

lecturing
LEC'TURING, ppr. Reading or delivering a discourse; reproving.

32492

lecturn
LEC'TURN, n. A reading desk. [Not in use.]

32493

led
LED, pret. and pp. of lead.

32494

leden
LED'EN, n. Language; true meaning. Obs.

32495

ledge
LEDGE, n.1. A stratum, layer or row.The lowest ledge or row should be merely of stone.2. A ridge; ...

32496

ledger
LEDG'ER, n. The principal book of accounts among merchants; the book into which the accounts of ...

32497

lee
LEE, n. plu. less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]LEE, n.Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a ...

32498

lee-lurch
LEE'-LURCH, n. A sudden and violent roll of a ship to leeward in a high sea.

32499

lee-side
LEE'-SIDE, n. The side of a ship or boat farthest from the point whence the wind blows; opposed to ...

32500

leech
LEECH, n.1. A physician; a professor of the art of healing.[This word, in the United States, is ...

32501

leech-craft
LEE'CH-CRAFT, n. The art of healing. Obs.

32502

leech-line
LEE'CH-LINE, n. Leech-lines are ropes fastened to the middle of the leeches of the main-sail and ...

32503

leech-rope
LEE'CH-ROPE, n. That part of the bolt-rope to which the skirt or border of a sail is sewed.

32504

leef
LEEF, a. Kind; fond; pleasing; willing. Obs.

32505

leek
LEEK, n. A plant of the genus Allium, with a bulbous root. Numb. 11.

32506

leelite
LEE'LITE, n. A mineral, so called from Dr. Lee, of St. John's College, Cambridge. It is described ...

32507

leer
LEER, v.i. 1. To look obliquely; to turn the eye and cast a look from a corner, either in ...

32508

leering
LEE'RING, ppr. Looking obliquely; casting a look askance.

32509

leeringly
LEE'RINGLY, adv. With an arch oblique look or smile.

32510

lees
LEES, n.The grosser parts of any liquor which have settled on the bottom of a vessel; dregs; ...

32511

leese
LEESE, v.t. To lose. Obs. [See Lose.]LEESE, v.t. [L. lasus.] To hurt. Obs.

32512

leet
LEET, n. In Great Britain, a court. The court-leet or view of frankpledge, is a court of record ...

32513

leet-ale
LEET-ALE, n. A feast or merry making in the time of leet.

32514

leeward
LEE'WARD, a. Pertaining to the part towards which the wind blows; as a leeward ship.LEE'WARD, adv. ...

32515

leeway
LEE'WAY, n. The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course, or the angle which the ...

32516

left
LEFT, pret. and pp. of leave.LEFT, a. [L. lavus; Gr. probably from the root of leave, Gr. and ...

32517

left-handed
LEFT-HAND'ED, a. 1. Having the left hand or arm more strong and dextrous than the right; using ...

32518

left-handedness
LEFT-HAND'EDNESS, n. Habitual use of the left hand, or rather the ability to use the left hand ...

32519

left-handiness
LEFT-HAND'INESS, n. Awkwardness.

32520

leg
LEG, n. 1. The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; ...

32521

legacy
LEG'ACY, [L. legatum, from lego, to send, to bequeath.]A bequest; a particular thing, or certain ...

32522

legacy-hunter
LEG'ACY-HUNTER, n. One who flatters and courts for legacies.

32523

legal
LE'GAL, a. [L. legalis, from lex, legis, law.]1. According to law; in conformity with law; as a ...

32524

legality
LEGAL'ITY, n.1. Lawfulness; conformity to law.2. In theology, a reliance on works for salvation.

32525

legalize
LE'GALIZE, v.t.1. To make lawful; to render conformable to law; to authorize. What can legalize ...

32526

legally
LE'GALLY, adv. Lawfully; according to law; in a manner permitted by law.

32527

legatary
LEG'ATARY, n. [L. legatarius, from lego, to bequeath.]A legatee; one to whom a legacy is ...

32528

legate
LEG'ATE, n. [L. legatus, from lego, to send. See Lackey.] 1. An embassador; but especially,2. ...

32529

legatee
LEGATEE', n. [L. lego, to send.] One to whom a legacy is bequeathed.

32530

legateship
LEG'ATESHIP, n. The office of a legate.

32531

legatine
LEG'ATINE, a.1. Pertaining to a legate; as legatine power.2. Made by or proceeding from a legate; ...

32532

legation
LEGA'TION, n. [L. legatio, from lego, to send.] An embassy; a deputation; properly a sending, but ...

32533

legator
LEGA'TOR, n. [L.] A testator; one who bequeaths a legacy. [Little used.]

32534

lege
LEGE, v.t. To allege; to lighten. [Not in use.]

32535

legend
LEG'END, n. [L. legenda, from lego, to read; originally, in the Romish church, a book of service ...

32536

legendary
LEG'ENDARY, a. Consisting of legends; fabulous; strange.LEG'ENDARY, n. A book of legends; a ...

32537

leger
LEG'ER, n. Any thing that lies in a place; that which rests or remains; sometimes used as a noun, ...

32538

legerdemain
LEG'ERDEMAIN, n. [See Light.]Slight of hand; a deceptive performance which depends on dexterity of ...

32539

legerity
LEGER'ITY, n. Lightness; nimbleness. [Not in use.]

32540

legged
LEG'GED, a. [from leg.] Having legs; used in composition; as a two-legged animal.

32541

leggin
LEG'GIN, n. [from leg.] A cover for the leg; a garment that encloses the leg.

32542

legibility
LEGIBIL'ITY, n. Legibleness; the quality or state of being legible.

32543

legible
LEG'IBLE, a. [L. legibilis, from lego, to read.]1. That may be read; consisting of letters or ...

32544

legibleness
LEG'IBLENESS, n. The quality or state of being legible.

32545

legibly
LEG'IBLY, adv. In such a manner as may be read; as a manuscript legibly written.

32546

legion
LE'GION, n. [L. legio, from lego, to collect.]1. In Roman antiquity, a body of infantry ...

32547

legionary
LE'GIONARY, a.1. Relating to a legion or to legions.2. Consisting of a legion or of legions; as a ...

32548

legislate
LEG'ISLATE, v.i. [L. lex, legis, law, and fero, latum, to give, pass or enact.]To make or enact a ...

32549

legislation
LEGISLA'TION, n. The act of passing a law or laws; the enacting of laws.Pythagoras joined ...

32550

legislative
LEG'ISLATIVE, a.1. Giving or enacting laws; as a legislative body.2. Capable of enacting laws; as ...

32551

legislator
LEGISLA'TOR, n. [L.] A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community. This word is ...

32552

legislatorship
LEGISLA'TORSHIP, n. the office of a legislator. [Not in use.]

32553

legislatress
LEGISLA'TRESS,

32554

legislatrix
LEGISLA'TRIX, n. a female who makes laws.

32555

legislature
LEG'ISLATURE, n. the body of men in a state or kingdom, invested with power to make and repeal ...

32556

legist
LE'GIST, n. One skilled in the laws.

32557

legitimacy
LEGIT'IMACY, n. [from legitimate.]1. Lawfulness of birth; opposed to bastardy.2. Genuineness; ...

32558

legitimate
LEGIT'IMATE, a. [L. legitimus, from lex, law.]1. Lawfully begotten or born; born in wedlock; as ...

32559

legitimately
LEGIT'IMATELY, adv.1. Lawfully; according to law.2. Genuinely; not falsely.

32560

legitimateness
LEGIT'IMATENESS, n. legality; lawfulness; genuineness.

32561

legitimation
LEGITIMA'TION, n. 1. The act of rendering legitimate, or of investing an illegitimate child with ...

32562

legume
LEG'UME,

32563

legumen
LEGU'MEN, n. [L. legumen, lego to collect, and signifying that which collects, or holds, or a ...

32564

leguminous
LEGU'MINOUS, a. Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse. Leguminous plants are such as have a ...

32565

leisurable
LEIS'URABLE, a. s as z. [See Leisure.] Vacant of employment; not occupied; as leisurable hours. ...

32566

leisurably
LEIS'URABLY, adv. At leisure; without hurry. [Little used.]

32567

leisure
LEISURE, n. lezh'ur or lee'zhur. 1. Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free ...

32568

leisurely
LEIS'URELY, a. Done at leisure; not hasty; deliberate; slow; as a leisurely walk or march; a ...

32569

leman
LE'MAN, n. [See Love and Lief.]A sweetheart; a gallant, or a mistress. Obs.

32570

leme
LEME, n. A ray of light. [Not in use.]LEME, v.i. To shine. Obs.

32571

leming
LE'MING, n. A species of animal belonging to the genus Mus; a kind of rat, in the north of Europe, ...

32572

lemma
LEM'MA, n. [Gr. from to receive.]In mathematics, a previous proposition proved, or a proposition ...

32573

lemming
LEM'MING,

32574

lemniscate
LEM'NISCATE, n. [L. lemniscus, a ribbon; lemniscatus, adorned with ribbons.] A curve in the form ...

32575

lemon
LEM'ON, n.1. The fruit of a tree belonging to the genus Citrus, which grows in warm climates. ...

32576

lemonade
LEMONA'DE, n.A liquor consisting of lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened.

32577

lemur
LE'MUR, n. [L.] A genus of quadrupeds, the Makis, natives of Africa and the East Indies.

32578

lemures
LE'MURES, n. [L.] Hobgoblins; evil spirits. [Not English.]

32579

lend
LEND, v.t. pret. and pp. lent.1. To grant to another for temporary use, on the express or implied ...

32580

lendable
LEND'ABLE, a. That may be lent.

32581

lender
LEND'ER, n.1. One who lends.The borrower is servant to the lender. Prov. 22.2. One who makes a ...

32582

lending
LEND'ING, ppr. Granting for temporary use. [See Lend.]LEND'ING, n. 1. The act of loaning.2. ...

32583

lends
LENDS, n. Loins. [Not in use.]

32584

length
LENGTH, n.1. The extent of anything material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn ...

32585

lengthen
LENGTH'EN, v.t. length'n.1. To extend in length; to make longer; to elongate; as, to lengthen a ...

32586

lengthened
LENGTH'ENED, pp. Made longer; drawn out in length; continued in duration.

32587

lengthening
LENGTH'ENING, ppr. Making longer; extending in length or in duration.LENGTH'ENING, n. ...

32588

lengthful
LENGTH'FUL, a. Of great length in measure.

32589

lengthwise
LENGTH'WISE, adv. In the direction of the length; in a longitudinal direction.

32590

lengthy
LENGTH'Y, a. Being long or moderately long; not short; not brief; applied mostly to moral ...

32591

lenient
LE'NIENT, a. [L. leniens, from lenio, lenis, soft, mild.1. Softening; mitigating; assuasive.Time, ...

32592

lenify
LEN'IFY, v.t. To assuage; to soften; to mitigate. [Little used.]

32593

leniment
LEN'IMENT, n. An assuasive. [Not used.]

32594

lenitive
LEN'ITIVE, a. [L. lenio, to soften.]Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or ...

32595

lenity
LEN'ITY, n. [L. lenitas, from lenis, mild, soft.]Mildness of temper; softness; tenderness; mercy. ...

32596

lens
LENS, n. plu. lenses. [L. lens, a lentil.] A transparent substance, usually glass, so formed that ...

32597

lent
LENT, pp. of lend.LENT, n.The quadragesimal fast, or fast of forty days observed by the christian ...

32598

lenten
LENT'EN, a. Pertaining to lent; used in lent; sparing; as a lenten entertainment; a lenten salad.

32599

lenticular
LENTIC'ULAR, a. [L. lenticularis, from lens, supra.]1. Resembling a lentil.2. Having the form of ...

32600

lenticularly
LENTIC'ULARLY, adv. In the manner of a lens; with a curve.

32601

lenticulite
LENTIC'ULITE, n. A petrified shell.

32602

lentiform
LENT'IFORM, a. [L. lens and forma, form.] Of the form of a lens.

32603

lentiginous
LENTIG'INOUS, a. [L. lentigo, a freckle, from L. lens.] Freckly; scurfy; furfuraceous.

32604

lentigo
LENTI'GO, n. A freckly eruption on the skin.

32605

lentil
LEN'TIL, n. [L. lens.] A plant of the genus Ervum. It is an annual plant, rising with weak ...

32606

lentiscus
LENTIS'CUS, n. [L. lentiscus.]A tree of the genus Pistacia, the mastichtree, a native of Arabia, ...

32607

lentisk
LEN'TISK,

32608

lentitude
LENT'ITUDE, n. [L. lectus, slow.] Slowness. [Not used.]

32609

lentner
LENT'NER, n. A kind of hawk.

32610

lentor
LENT'OR, n. [L. from lentus, slow, tough, clammy.]1. Tenacity; viscousness.2. Slowness; delay; ...

32611

lentous
LENT'OUS, a. [L. lentus, slow, thick.] Viscid; viscous; tenacious.

32612

lenzinite
LEN'ZINITE, n. [from Lenzius, a German mineralogist.]A mineral of two kinds, the opaline and ...

32613

leo
LE'O, n. [L.] The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac.

32614

leonine
LE'ONINE, a. [L. leoninus, from leo, lion.] Belonging to a lion; resembling a lion, or partaking ...

32615

leoninely
LE'ONINELY, adv. In the manner of a lion.

32616

leopard
LEOPARD, n. lep'ard. [L. leo, lion, and pardus, pard. Gr. from Heb. to separate, that is, ...

32617

leopards-bane
LEOP'ARD'S-BANE, n. A plant of the genus Doronicum. The German Leopard's-bane is of the genus ...

32618

leper
LEP'ER, n. [L. lepra, leprosy. Gr.] A person affected with leprosy.

32619

lepid
LEP'ID, a. [L. lepidus.] Pleasant; jocose. [Little used.]

32620

lepidolite
LEP'IDOLITE, n. [Gr. a scale.] A mineral found in scaly masses, ordinarily of a violet or lilac ...

32621

lepidopter
LEP'IDOPTER,

32622

lepidoptera
LEPIDOP'TERA, n. [Gr. a scale, and a wing.] The Lepidopteras are an order of insects having four ...

32623

lepidopteral
LEPIDOP'TERAL, a. Belonging to the order of Lepidopters.

32624

leporine
LEP'ORINE, a. [L. leporinus, from lepus, a hare.]Pertaining to a hare; having the nature or ...

32625

leprosity
LEPROS'ITY, n. Squamousness. [Little used.]

32626

leprosy
LEP'ROSY, n. [See Leper.] A foul cutaneous disease, appearing in dry, white, thin, scurfy scabs, ...

32627

leprous
LEP'ROUS, a. [See Leper.] Infected with leprosy; covered with white scales.His hand was leprous ...

32628

leprously
LEP'ROUSLY, adv. In an infectious degree.

32629

lere
LERE, n. Learning; lesson; lore. Obs.LERE, v.t. To learn; to teach. Obs.

32630

lesion
LE'SION, n. le'zhun. [L. lasio, from lado, to hurt.]A hurting; hurt; wound; injury.

32631

less
LESS, for unless. [Not in use.]LESS, A terminating syllable of many nouns and some adjectives. ...

32632

lessee
LESSEE', n. [from lease.] The person to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.

32633

lessen
LESS'EN, v.t. les'n. [from less.] 1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce in bulk, size, ...

32634

lessened
LESS'ENED, pp. Made smaller; diminished.

32635

lessening
LESS'ENING, ppr. Reducing in bulk, amount or degree; degrading.

32636

lesser
LESS'ER, a. [This word is a corruption; but too well established to be discarded.]Less; smaller. ...

32637

lesson
LES'SON, n. les'n. [L. lectio, from lego, to read.]1. Any thing read or recited to a teacher by ...

32638

lessoned
LES'SONED, pp. Taught; instructed.

32639

lessoning
LES'SONING, ppr. Teaching.

32640

lessor
LES'SOR, n. [from lease.] One who leases; the person who lets to farm, or gives a lease.

32641

lest
LEST, con. That not; for fear that.Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. ...

32642

let
LET, v.t. pret. and pp. let. Letted is obsolete. [To let out, like L. elocare, is to lease.]1. To ...

32643

lethal
LE'THAL, a. [L. lethalis, mortal, from Gr. oblivion.] Deadly; mortal; fatal.

32644

lethality
LETHAL'ITY, n. Mortality.

32645

lethargic
LETHAR'GIC,

32646

lethargical
LETHAR'GICAL, a. [L. lethargicus.] Preternaturally inclined to sleep; drowsy; dull; heavy.

32647

lethargically
LETHAR'GICALLY, adv. In a morbid sleepiness.

32648

lethargicalness
LETHAR'GICALNESS,

32649

lethargicness
LETHAR'GICNESS, n. Preternatural or morbid sleepiness or drowsiness.

32650

lethargied
LETH'ARGIED, pp. or a. Laid asleep; entranced.

32651

lethargy
LETH'ARGY, n. [L. lethargia; Gr. oblivion and idle.]1. Preternatural sleepiness; morbid ...

32652

lethe
LE'THE, n. le'thee. [Gr. forgetfulness; L. lateo, to be hid.] Oblivion; a draught of oblivion.

32653

lethean
LETHE'AN, a. Inducing forgetfulness or oblivion.

32654

lether
LETH'ER, n.1. The skin of an animal dressed and prepared for use.2. Dressed hides in general.3. ...

32655

lether-seller
LETH'ER-SELLER, n. A seller or dealer in leather.

32656

lether-winged
LETH'ER-WINGED, a. Having wings like leather.

32657

lethern
LETH'ERN, a. Made of leather; consisting of leather; as a lethern purse; a lethern girdle.

32658

lethery
LETH'ERY, a. Resembling leather; tough.

32659

lethiferous
LETHIF'EROUS, a. [L. lethum, death, and fero, to bring.]Deadly; mortal; bringing death or ...

32660

letter
LET'TER, n. [from let.] 1. One who permits.2. One who retards or hinders.3. One who gives ...

32661

letter-case
LET'TER-CASE, n. A case or book to put letters in.

32662

letter-founder
LET'TER-FOUNDER, n. One who casts letters; a type-founder.

32663

letter-press
LET'TER-PRESS, n. [letter and press.] Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other ...

32664

lettered
LET'TERED, pp. Stamped with letters.LET'TERED, a. 1. Literate; educated; versed in literature or ...

32665

lettering
LET'TERING, ppr. Impressing or forming letters on; as lettering a book on the cover.

32666

letterless
LET'TERLESS, a. Illiterate; unlettered; not learned.

32667

lettuce
LETTUCE, n. let'tis. [L. lactuca, according to Varro, from lac, milk.]A genus of plants, the ...

32668

leucin
LEU'CIN,

32669

leucine
LEU'CINE, n. [Gr. white.] A peculiar white pulverulent substance obtained from beef-fibers, ...

32670

leucite
LEU'CITE, n. [Gr. white.] A stony substance, so called from its whiteness, found among volcanic ...

32671

leuco-ethiopic
LEUCO-ETHIOP'IC, a. [Gr. white, and black.]White and black; designating a white animal of a black ...

32672

leucophlegmacy
LEUCOPHLEG'MACY, n. [Gr. white, and phlegm.]A dropsical habit of body, or the commencement of ...

32673

leucophlegmatic
LEUCOPHLEGMAT'IC, a. Having a dropsical habit of body with a white bloated skin.

32674

leucothiop
LEUCO'THIOP, n. [See Leuco-ethiopic.] An albino; a white man of a black race.

32675

leuthrite
LEU'THRITE, n. A substance that appears to be a recomposed rock, or a loose texture, gritty and ...

32676

levant
LE'VANT, a. [L. levo.]Eastern; denoting the part of the hemisphere where the sun rises.Forth rush ...

32677

levantine
LEV'ANTINE, a. 1. Pertaining to the Levant.2. Designating a particular kind of silk ...

32678

levator
LEVA'TOR, n. [L. from levo, to raise.] 1. In anatomy, a muscle that serves to raise some part, as ...

32679

leve
LEVE, for believe. Obs.

32680

levee
LEV'EE, n. [L. levo.]1. The time of rising.2. The concourse of persons who visit a prince or ...

32681

level
LEV'EL, a. [Eng. sleek. L. libella, libra, belong to the root.]1. Horizontal; coinciding with ...

32682

leveled
LEV'ELED, pp. 1. Reduced to a plane; made even.2. Reduced to an equal state, condition or ...

32683

leveler
LEV'ELER, n.1. One that levels or makes even.2. One that destroys or attempts to destroy ...

32684

leveling
LEV'ELING, ppr. 1. Making level or even.2. Reducing to an equality of condition.LEV'ELING, n. ...

32685

levelness
LEV'ELNESS, n. 1. Evenness; equality of surface.2. Equality with something else.

32686

leven
LEVEN. [See Leaven.]

32687

lever
LEV'ER, n. [L. levo, to raise.]In mechanics, a bar of metal, wood, or other substance, turning on ...

32688

leveret
LEV'ERET, n. A hare in the first year of her age.

32689

leverock
LEV'EROCK, n. A bird, a lark. [See Lark.]

32690

levet
LEV'ET, n. A blast of a trumpet; probably that by which soldiers are called in the morning. [Not ...

32691

leviable
LEV'IABLE, a. [from levy.] That may be levied; that may be assessed and collected; as sums ...

32692

leviathan
LEVI'ATHAN, n. [Heb.]1. An aquatic animal, described in Job 41, and mentioned in other passages ...

32693

levigate
LEV'IGATE, v.t. [L. lavigo, from lavis, smooth, Gr.]1. In pharmacy and chimistry, to rub or grind ...

32694

levigated
LEV'IGATED, pp. Reduced to a fine impalpable powder.

32695

levigating
LEV'IGATING, ppr. Rendering very fine, soft and smooth, by grinding or rubbing.

32696

levigation
LEVIGA'TION, n. The act or operation of grinding or rubbing a solid substance to a fine impalpable ...

32697

levitation
LEVITA'TION, n. [L. levis, levitas.] Lightness; buoyancy; act of making light.

32698

levite
LE'VITE, n. [from Levi, one the sons of Jacob.]One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of ...

32699

levitical
LEVIT'ICAL, a.1. Belong to the Levites, or descendants of Levi; as the levitical law, the law ...

32700

levitically
LEVIT'ICALLY, adv. After the manner of the Levites.

32701

leviticus
LEVIT'ICUS, n. [from Levi, Levite.] A canonical book of the Old Testament, containing the laws ...

32702

levity
LEV'ITY, n. [L. levitas, from levis, light; connected perhaps with Eng. lift.]1. Lightness; the ...

32703

levy
LEV'Y, v.t. [L. levo; Eng. to lift.]1. To raise; to collect. To levy troops, is to enlist or to ...

32704

lew
LEW, a. Tepid; lukewarm; pale; wan. Obs.

32705

lewd
LEWD, a. [Heb.]1. Given to the unlawful indulgence of lust; addicted to fornication or adultery; ...

32706

lewdly
LEWD'LY, adv. 1. With the unlawful indulgence of lust; lustfully.2. Wickedly; wantonly.

32707

lewdness
LEWD'NESS, n. 1. The unlawful indulgence of lust; fornication, or adultery.2. In Scripture, it ...

32708

lewdster
LEWD'STER, n. One given to the criminal indulgence of lust; a lecher. [Not used.]

32709

lexicographer
LEXICOG'RAPHER, n. [See Lexicography.] The author of a lexicon or dictionary_webster1828.

32710

lexicographic
LEXICOGRAPH'IC, a. Pertaining to the writing or compilation of a dictionary_webster1828.

32711

lexicography
LEXICOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a dictionary_webster1828, and to write.]1. The act of writing a lexicon or ...

32712

lexicology
LEXICOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a dictionary_webster1828, and discourse.]The science of words; that branch of ...

32713

lexicon
LEX'ICON, n. [Gr. a dictionary_webster1828, from to speak.]A dictionary_webster1828; a vocabulary ...

32714

lexiconist
LEX'ICONIST, n. A writer of a lexicon. [Little used.]

32715

lexigraphy
LEX'IGRAPHY, n. [Gr. a word, and to write.] The art or practice of defining words.

32716

ley
LEY, n. [See Lay.] A meadow or plain. The Welsh write lle, but as this word is from the root of ...

32717

lherzolite
LHER'ZOLITE, n. [from Lherz, in the Pyrenees.]A mineral, a variety of pyroxene. When ...

32718

liability
LIABIL'ITY, n. 1. The state of being bound or obliged in law or justice; responsibility. The ...

32719

liable
LI'ABLE, a. [L. ligo. See Liege.]1. Bound; obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable. ...

32720

liableness
LI'ABLENESS,

32721

liar
LIA'R, n. [from lie.] 1. A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who declares to another as ...

32722

liard
LI'ARD, a. Gray. Obs.

32723

lias
LI'AS, n. A species of limestone, occurring in flat, horizontal strata, and supposed to be of ...

32724

lib
LIB, v.t. To castrate. [Not in use.]

32725

libation
LIBA'TION, n. [L. libatio, from libo, to pour out, to taste.]1. The act of pouring a liquor, ...

32726

libbard
LIBBARD, an obsolete spelling of leopard.

32727

libbards-bane
LIB'BARD'S-BANE, n. A poisonous plant.

32728

libel
LI'BEL, n. [L. libellus, a little book, from liber, a book, from the sense of bark, and this from ...

32729

libelant
LI'BELANT, n. One who libels; one who brings a libel or institutes a suit in an admiralty ...

32730

libeled
LI'BELED, pp.1. Defamed by a writing or picture made public.2. Charged or declared against in an ...

32731

libeler
LI'BELER, n. One who libels or defames by writing or pictures; a lampooner.It is ignorance of ...

32732

libeling
LI'BELING, ppr.1. Defaming by a published writing or picture.2. Exhibiting charges against in ...

32733

libelous
LI'BELOUS, a. Defamatory; containing that which exposes a person to public hatred, contempt and ...

32734

liberal
LIB'ERAL, a. [L. liberalis, from liber, free. See Libe.]1. Of a free heart; free to give or ...

32735

liberality
LIBERAL'ITY, n. [L. liberalitas. See Liberal.]1. Munificence; bounty.That liberality is but cast ...

32736

liberalize
LIB'ERALIZE, v.t. To render liberal or catholic; to enlarge; to free from narrow views or ...

32737

liberalized
LIB'ERALIZED, pp. Freed from narrow views and prejudices; made liberal.

32738

liberalizing
LIB'ERALIZING, ppr. Rendering liberal; divesting of narrow views and prejudices.

32739

liberally
LIB'ERALLY, adv. 1. Bountifully; freely; largely; with munificence.If any of you lack wisdom, let ...

32740

liberate
LIB'ERATE, v.t. [L. libero, from liber, free.]1. To free; to release from restraint or bondage; ...

32741

liberated
LIB'ERATED, pp. Freed; released from confinement, restraint or slavery; manumitted.

32742

liberating
LIB'ERATING, ppr. Delivering from restraint or slavery.

32743

liberation
LIBERA'TION, n. [L. liberatio.] The act of delivering from restraint, confinement or slavery.

32744

liberator
LIB'ERATOR, n. One who liberates or delivers.

32745

libertarian
LIBERTA'RIAN, a. [L. liber, free; libertas, liberty.]Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of ...

32746

libertinage
LIB'ERTINAGE, n. Libertinism, which is most used.

32747

libertine
LIB'ERTINE, n. [L. libertinus, from liber, free.]1. Among the Romans, a freedman; a person ...

32748

libertinism
LIB'ERTINISM, n.1. State of a freedman. [Little used.]2. Licentiousness of opinion and practice; ...

32749

liberty
LIB'ERTY, n. [L. libertas, from liber, free.]1. Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and ...

32750

libidinous
LIBID'INOUS, a. [L. libidinosus, from libido, lubido, lust, from libeo, libet, lubet, to please, ...

32751

libidinously
LIBID'INOUSLY, a. Lustfully; with lewd desire.

32752

libidinousness
LIBID'INOUSNESS, n. The state or quality of being lustful; inordinate appetite for venereal ...

32753

libidnist
LIB'IDNIST, n. One given to lewdness.

32754

libra
LI'BRA, n. [L.] The balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal ...

32755

librarian
LIBRA'RIAN, n. [L. librarius, with a different signification, from liber, bark, a book.]1. The ...

32756

library
LI'BRARY, n. [L. librarium, libraria, from liber, a book.]1. A collection of books belonging to a ...

32757

librate
LI'BRATE, v.t. [L. libro, from libra, a balance, a level; allied perhaps to Eng. level.]To poise; ...

32758

libration
LIBRA'TION, n.1. The act of balancing or state of being balanced; a state of equipoise, with equal ...

32759

libratory
LI'BRATORY, a. Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.

32760

lice
LICE, plu of louse.

32761

lice-bane
LICE-BANE, n. A plant.

32762

license
LI'CENSE, n. [L. licentia, from liceo, to be permitted.]1. Leave; permission; authority or ...

32763

licenser
LI'CENSER, n. One who grants permission; a person authorized to grant permission to others; as a ...

32764

licentiate
LICEN'TIATE, n. [from L. licentia.]1. One who has a license; as a licentiate in physic or ...

32765

licentious
LICEN'TIOUS, a. [L. licentiosus.]1. Using license; indulging freedom to excess; unrestrained by ...

32766

licentiously
LICEN'TIOUSLY, adv. With excess of liberty; in contempt of law and morality.

32767

licentiousness
LICEN'TIOUSNESS, n. Excessive indulgence of liberty; contempt of the just restraints of law, ...

32768

lich
LICH, a. [See Like.] Like; even; equal. Obs.LICH, n. [Heb. chalak, smooth. We have here an ...

32769

lichen
LICH'EN, n. [L. from Gr.]1. In botany, the name for an extensive division of cryptogamian plants, ...

32770

lichenographic
LICHENOGRAPH'IC,

32771

lichenographical
LICHENOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to lichenography.

32772

lichenographist
LICHENOG'RAPHIST, n. One who describes the lichens.

32773

lichenography
LICHENOG'RAPHY, n. [lichen and to write.]A description of the vegetables called lichens; the ...

32774

licit
LIC'IT, a. [L. licitus.] Lawful.

32775

licitly
LIC'ITLY, adv. Lawfully.

32776

licitness
LIC'ITNESS, n. Lawfulness.

32777

lick
LICK, v.t. [L. lingo; Gr. See Like and Sleek.]1. To pass or draw the tongue over the surface; ...

32778

licker
LICK'ER, n. One that licks.

32779

lickerish
LICK'ERISH, a. [Gr. sweet. The sense of watery, smooth, sweet, are allied; likeness is often ...

32780

lickerishly
LICK'ERISHLY, adv. Daintly.

32781

lickerishness
LICK'ERISHNESS, n. Niceness of palate; daintiness.

32782

licorice
LIC'ORICE, n. [L. glycyrrhiza; Gr. sweet, and root.]A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza. The root of ...

32783

licorous
LICOROUS, LICOROUSNESS, for lickerish, &c. not used.

32784

licorousness
LICOROUS, LICOROUSNESS, for lickerish, &c. not used.

32785

lictor
LIC'TOR, n. [L. lick, to strike.] An officer among the Romans, who bore an ax and fasces or rods, ...

32786

lid
LID. n. [L. claudo, cludo; Gr.; Heb.]A cover; that which shuts the opening of a vessel or box; as ...

32787

lie
LIE, water impregnated with alkaline salt, is written lye, to distinguish it from lie, a ...

32788

lief
LIEF, a. [See Love.] Dear; beloved. Obs.LIEF, adv. [supra. This word coincides with love, L. ...

32789

liege
LIEGE, a. [L. ligo, to bind; Gr. to bind, to bend; a withe.]1. Bound by a feudal tenure; obliged ...

32790

liege-man
LIE'GE-MAN, n. A vassal; a subject. Obs.

32791

lien
LIEN, the obsolete participle of lie. [See Lain.]LIEN, n. [supra.] A legal claim; as a lien ...

32792

lienteric
LIENTER'IC, a. [from lientery.] Pertaining to a lientery.

32793

lientery
LI'ENTERY, n. [L.; Gr. smooth, and an intestine.]A flux of the bowels, in which the aliments are ...

32794

lier
LIER, n. [from lie.] One who lies down; one who rests or remains; as a lier in wait or in ambush. ...

32795

lieu
LIEU, n. [L. locus, Eng. ley or lea. See Ley.]Place; room; stead. It is used only with in. Let ...

32796

lieutenancy
LIEUTENANCY,n. luten'ancy. [See Lieutenant.]1. The office or commission of a lieutenant.2. The ...

32797

lieutenant
LIEUTENANT, n. luten'ant. [L. tenens, holding.]1. An officer who supplies the place of a ...

32798

lieutenantship
LIEUTENANTSHIP. [See Lieutenancy.]

32799

lieve
LIEVE, for lief, is vulgar. [See Lief.]

32800

lievrite
LIE'VRITE, n. A mineral, called also yenite, which see.

32801

life
LIFE, n. plu lives. [See Live.]1. In a general sense, that state of animals and plants, or of an ...

32802

life-blood
LI'FE-BLOOD, n.1. The blood necessary to life; vital blood.2. That which constitutes or gives ...

32803

life-estate
LIFE-ESTA'TE, n. An estate that continues during the life of the possessor.

32804

life-everlasting
LIFE-EVERL'ASTING, n. A plant of the genus Gnaphalium.

32805

life-giving
LI'FE-GIVING, a. Having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.

32806

lifeguard
LI'FEGUARD, n. A guard of the life or person; a guard that attends the person of a prince, or ...

32807

lifeless
LI'FELESS, a.1. Dead; deprived of life; as a lifeless body.2. Destitute of life; unanimated; as ...

32808

lifelessly
LI'FELESSLY, adv. Without vigor; dully; frigidly; heavily.

32809

lifelessness
LI'FELESSNESS, n. Destitution of life, vigor and spirit; inactivity.

32810

lifelike
LI'FELIKE, a. Like a living person.

32811

liferent
LI'FERENT, n. The rent of an estate that continues for life.

32812

lifestring
LI'FESTRING, n. a nerve or string that is imagined to be essential to life.

32813

lifetime
LI'FETIME, n. The time that life continues; duration of life.

32814

lifeweary
LI'FEWEARY, a. Tired of life; weary of living.

32815

lift
LIFT, v.t. [We retain this sense in shoplifter. L. levo, elevo.]1. To raise; to elevate; as, to ...

32816

lifted
LIFT'ED, pp. Raised; elevated; swelled with pride.

32817

lifter
LIFT'ER, n. One that lifts or raises.

32818

lifting
LIFT'ING, ppr. Raising; swelling with pride.LIFT'ING, n. The act of lifting; assistance.

32819

lig
LIG, v.i. to lie. [See Lie.] Obs.

32820

ligament
LIG'AMENT, n. [L. ligamentum, from ligo, to bind, that is, to strain.]1. Any thing that ties or ...

32821

ligamental
LIGAMENT'AL,

32822

ligamentous
LIGAMENT'OUS, a. Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as a strong ...

32823

ligation
LIGA'TION, n. [L. ligatio.] The act of binding, or state of being bound.

32824

ligature
LIG'ATURE, n. [L. ligatura.]1. Any thing that binds; a band or bandage.2. The act of binding; ...

32825

light
LIGHT, n. lite. [L. lux, light and luceo, to shine. Eng. luck, both in elements and radical ...

32826

light-armed
LI'GHT-ARMED, a. Armed with light weapons.

32827

light-bearer
LI'GHT-BEARER, n. A torch-bearer.

32828

light-brain
LI'GHT-BRAIN, n. An empty headed person.

32829

light-horse
LI'GHT-HORSE, n. Light armed cavalry.

32830

light-house
LI'GHT-HOUSE, n. A pharos; a tower or building erected on a rock or point of land, or on an isle ...

32831

lighted
LIGHTED, pp. li'ted. Kindled; set on fire; caused to burn. [Lit, for lighted, is inelegant.]

32832

lighten
LIGHTEN, v.i. li'tn. [from light, the fluid.]1. To flash; to burst forth or dart, as lightning; ...

32833

lighter
LIGHTER, n. li'ter.1. One that lights; as a lighter of lamps.2. A large open flat-bottomed boat, ...

32834

lighterman
LIGHTERMAN, n. li'terman. A man who manages a lighter; a boatman.

32835

lightfingered
LIGHTFINGERED, a. li'tefingered. Dexterous in taking and conveying away; thievish; addicted to ...

32836

lightfoot
LIGHTFOOT, li'tefoot,

32837

lightfooted
LIGHTFOOTED, li'tefooted. a. Nimble in running or dancing; active. [Little used.]

32838

lightheaded
LI'GHTHEADED, a. [See head.] 1. Thoughtless; heedless; weak; volatile; unsteady.2. Disordered in ...

32839

lightheadedness
LI'GHTHEADEDNESS, n. Disorder of the head; dizziness; deliriousness.

32840

lighthearted
LI'GHTHE'ARTED, a. Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry.

32841

lightlegged
LI'GHTLEGGED, a. Nimble; swift of foot.

32842

lightless
LIGHTLESS, li'teless. Destitute of light; dark.

32843

lightly
LIGHTLY, adv. li'tely.1. With little weight; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.2. Without ...

32844

lightminded
LIGHTMINDED, a. Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.He that is hasty to give credit, is ...

32845

lightness
LIGHTNESS, n. li'teness.1. Want of weight; levity; the contrary to heaviness; as the lightness of ...

32846

lightning
LIGHTNING, n. li'tening. [that is, lightening, the participle present of lighten.]1. A sudden ...

32847

lightroom
LI'GHTROOM, n. In a ship of war, a small apartment, having double glass windows towards the ...

32848

lights
LIGHTS, n. lites. plu. [so called from their lightness.]The lungs; the organs of breathing in ...

32849

lightsome
LIGHTSOME, a. li'tesome. 1. Luminous; not dark; not obscure.White walls make rooms more lightsome ...

32850

lightsomeness
LI'GHTSOMENESS, n.1. Luminousness; the quality of being light; opposed to darkness or ...

32851

lign-aloes
LIGN-AL'OES, n. [L. lignum, wood, and aloes.] Aloes-wood. Num. 24.

32852

ligneous
LIG'NEOUS, a. [L. ligneus.] Wooden; made of wood; consisting of wood; resembling wood. The ...

32853

lignification
LIGNIFICA'TION, n. The process of becoming or of converting into wood, or the hard substance of a ...

32854

ligniform
LIG'NIFORM a. [L. lignum, wood, and form.] Like wood; resembling wood.

32855

lignify
LIG'NIFY, v.t. [L. lignum, wood, and facio, to make.] To convert into wood.LIG'NIFY, v.i. To ...

32856

lignite
LIG'NITE, n. [L. lignum.] Fossil or bituminous wood, a mineral combustible substance.

32857

lignous
LIG'NOUS, a. Ligneous. [Little used.]

32858

lignum-vitae
LIGNUM-VIT'AE, n. [L.] Guaiacum or pockwood, a genus of plants, natives of warm climates. The ...

32859

ligulate
LIG'ULATE,

32860

ligulated
LIG'ULATED, a. [L. ligula, a strap.] Like a bandage or strap; as a ligulate flower, a species of ...

32861

ligure
LIG'URE, n. A kind of precious stone.

32862

ligurite
LIG'URITE, n. [from Liguria.] A mineral occurring in oblique rhombic prisms, of an apple green ...

32863

like
LIKE, a. [L., Heb., Gr. See Lick and Lickerish.]1. Equal in quantity, quality or degree; as a ...

32864

like-minded
LIKE-MINDED, a. Having a like disposition or purpose. Rom. 15.

32865

likelihood
LI'KELIHOOD, n. [likely and hod.]1. Probability; verisimilitude; appearance of truth or reality. ...

32866

likeliness
LI'KELINESS, n. [from likely.]1. Probability.2. The qualities that please. [See Likely.]

32867

likely
LI'KELY, a. [that is, like-like.]1. Probable; that may be rationally though or believed to have ...

32868

liken
LIKEN, v.t. li'kn.To compare; to represent as resembling or similar.Whosoever heareth these sayings ...

32869

likened
LI'KENED, pp. Compared.

32870

likeness
LI'KENESS, n. 1. Resemblance in form; similitude. The picture is a good likeness of the ...

32871

likening
LI'KENING, ppr. Comparing; representing as similar.

32872

likewise
LI'KEWISE, adv. [like and wise.] In like manner; also; moreover; too.For he seeth that wise men ...

32873

liking
LI'KING, ppr. of like. 1. Approving; being pleased with.2. a. Plump; full; of a good appearance. ...

32874

lilac
LI'LAC, n. A plant or shrub of the genus syringa, a native of Persia. The common lilac is ...

32875

lilalite
LIL'ALITE, n. A species of earth of the argillaceous kind; called also lepidolite, which see.

32876

liliaceous
LILIA'CEOUS, a. [L. liliaceus, from lilium, a lily.]Pertaining to lilies; lily-like. A liliaceous ...

32877

lilied
LIL'IED, a. Embellished with lilies.By sandy Ladon's lilied banks.

32878

lill
LILL, v.t. [See Loll. But lill is used in New England.]

32879

lilt
LILT, v.i.1. To do any thing with dexterity or quickness. [Local.]2. To sing or play on the ...

32880

lily
LIL'Y, n. [L. lilium; Gr.] A genus of plants of many species, which are all bulbous-rooted, ...

32881

lily-daffodil
LILY-DAF'FODIL, n. A plant and flower.

32882

lily-handed
LIL'Y-HANDED, a. Having white delicate hands.

32883

lily-hyacinth
LIL'Y-HYACINTH, n. A plant.

32884

lily-livered
LILY-LIV'ERED, a. White-livered; cowardly. [Not used.]

32885

limation
LIMA'TION, n. [L. limo, to file.] The act of filing or polishing.

32886

limature
LI'MATURE, n. [L. limo, to file.] 1. A filing.2. Filings; particles rubbed off by filing.

32887

limb
LIMB, n. lim. [L. limbus, edge or border, extremity; limes, limit. The sense of limb is from ...

32888

limbat
LIM'BAT, n. A cooling periodical wind in the isle of Cyprus, blowing from the north west from ...

32889

limbec
LIM'BEC, n. [contracted from alembic.] A still; a word not now used.LIM'BEC, v.t. To strain or ...

32890

limbed
LIMB'ED, a. In composition, formed with regard to limbs; as well-limbed; large-limbed; ...

32891

limber
LIM'BER, a. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding. In America, it is applied to material things; ...

32892

limberness
LIM'BERNESS, n. The quality of being easily bent; flexibleness; pliancy.

32893

limbers
LIM'BERS, n. 1. A two-wheeled carriage, having boxes for ammunition.2. Thills; shafts of a ...

32894

limbilite
LIM'BILITE,n. A mineral from Limbourg, in Swabia, of a honey yellow color, and compact texture.

32895

limbless
LIMB'LESS, a. Destitute of limbs.

32896

limbo
LIM'BO,

32897

limbus
LIM'BUS, n. [L. limbus.] 1. A region bordering on hell, or hell itself.Among catholics, a place ...

32898

lime
LIME, n. [L. limus; Gr. and allied to clammy. On this word is formed slime.]1. A viscous ...

32899

lime-burner
LI'ME-BURNER, n. One who burns stones to lime.

32900

limed
LI'MED, pp. Smeared with lime; entangled; manured with lime.

32901

limehound
LI'MEHOUND, n. A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a limer.

32902

limekiln
LIMEKILN, n. li'mekil. A kiln or furnace in which stones or shells are exposed to a strong heat ...

32903

limestone
LI'MESTONE, n. Stone of which lime is made by the expulsion of its carbonic acid, or fixed air. ...

32904

limetwig
LI'METWIG, n. A twig smeared with lime.

32905

limetwigged
LI'METWIGGED, a. Smeared with lime.

32906

limewater
LI'MEWATER, n. Water impregnated with lime.

32907

liming
LI'MING, ppr. Daubing with viscous matter; entangling; manuring with lime.

32908

limit
LIM'IT, n. [L. limes. See Limb.]1. Bound; border; utmost extent; the part that terminates a ...

32909

limitable
LIM'ITABLE, a. That may be limited, circumscribed, bounded or restrained.

32910

limitaneous
LIM'ITANEOUS, a. Pertaining to bounds.

32911

limitarian
LIMITA'RIAN, a. That limits or circumscribes.LIMITA'RIAN, n. One that limits; one who holds the ...

32912

limitary
LIM'ITARY, a. Placed at the limit, as a guard.- Proud limitary cherub.

32913

limitation
LIMITA'TION, n. [L. limitatio.] 1. The act of bounding or circumscribing.2. Restriction; ...

32914

limited
LIM'ITED, pp.1. Bounded; circumscribed; restrained.2. a. Narrow; circumscribed. Our views of ...

32915

limitedly
LIM'ITEDLY, adv. With limitation.

32916

limitedness
LIM'ITEDNESS, n. State of being limited.

32917

limiter
LIM'ITER, n.1. He or that which limits or confines.2. A friar licensed to beg within certain ...

32918

limitless
LIM'ITLESS, a. Having no limits; unbounded.

32919

limmer
LIM'MER, n.1. A limehound; a mongrel.2. A dog engendered between a hound and a mastiff.3. A ...

32920

limn
LIMN, v.t. lim. [L. lumino.] To draw or paint; or to paint in water colors.

32921

limned
LIM'NED, pp. lim'med. Painted.

32922

limner
LIM'NER, n. [L. illuminator, in the middle ages, alluminor.]1. One that colors or paints on paper ...

32923

limning
LIMN'ING, ppr. Drawing; painting; painting in water colors.

32924

limous
LI'MOUS, a. [L. limosus, from limus, slime.] Muddy; slimy; thick.

32925

limp
LIMP, v.i. To halt; to walk lamely.LIMP, n. A halt; act of limping.LIMP, a. Vapid; weak. [Not ...

32926

limper
LIMP'ER, n. One that limps.

32927

limpet
LIM'PET, n. [L. lepas; Gr. from to peel or strip off bark.]A univalve shell of the genus Patella, ...

32928

limpid
LIM'PID, a. [L. limpidus.] Pure; clear; transparent; as a limpid stream.

32929

limpidness
LIM'PIDNESS, n. Clearness; purity.

32930

limping
LIM'PING, ppr. Halting; walking lamely.

32931

limpingly
LIM'PINGLY, adv. Lamely; in a halting manner.

32932

limsy
LIM'SY, a. Weak; flexible.

32933

limy
LI'MY, a. [See lime.]1. Viscous; glutinous; as limy snares.2. Containing lime; as a limy soil.3. ...

32934

lin
LIN, v.i. To yield. Obs.LIN, n. A pool or mere. [Not used.]

32935

linchpin
LINCH'PIN, n. A pin used to prevent the wheel of a carriage from sliding off the axle-tree.

32936

lincture
LINC'TURE, n. [L. lingo, linctus.] Medicine taken by licking.

32937

linden
LIN'DEN, n. The lime-tree, or teil-tree, of the genus Tilia.

32938

line
LINE, n. [L. linea, linum; Gr. flax.]1. In geometry, a quantity extended in length, without ...

32939

lineage
LIN'EAGE, n. Race; progeny; descendants in a line from a common progenitor.

32940

lineal
LIN'EAL, a. [L. linealis, from linea, line.]1. Composed of lines; delineated; as lineal ...

32941

lineality
LINEAL'ITY, n. The state of being in the form of a line.

32942

lineally
LIN'EALLY, adv. In a direct line; as, the prince is lineally descended from the conqueror.

32943

lineament
LIN'EAMENT, n. [L. lineamentum.]Feature; form; make; the outline or exterior of a body or figure, ...

32944

linear
LIN'EAR, a. [L. linearis.]1. Pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight ...

32945

lineate
LIN'EATE, a. In botany, marked longitudinally with depressed parallel lines; as a lineate leaf.

32946

lineation
LINEA'TION, n. Draught; delineation, which see.

32947

lined
LI'NED, pp. Covered on the inside.

32948

linen
LIN'EN, n. [L. linun, flax, Gr. The sense is probably long, extended or smooth. In the latter ...

32949

linen-draper
LIN'EN-DRAPER, n. A person who deals in linens.Linener and linen-man, in a like sense, are ...

32950

ling
LING, n. A fish of the genus Gadus, or cod kind, which grows to the length of four feet or more, ...

32951

linger
LIN'GER, v.i.1. To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow.Nor cast one longing, ...

32952

lingerer
LIN'GERER, n. One who lingers.

32953

lingering
LIN'GERING, ppr.1. Delaying; loitering.2. a. Drawing out in time; remaining long; protracted; as ...

32954

lingeringly
LIN'GERINGLY, adv. With delay; slowly; tediously.

32955

linget
LIN'GET, n. A small mass of metal.

32956

lingle
LIN'GLE, n. Shoemaker's thread. [Not in use or local.]

32957

lingo
LIN'GO, n. [L. lingua.] Language; speech. [Vulgar.]

32958

linguadental
LINGUADENT'AL, a. [L. lingua, tongue, and dens, a tooth.]Formed or uttered by the joint use of the ...

32959

linguaform
LIN'GUAFORM a. [lingua and form.] Having the form or shape of the tongue.

32960

lingual
LIN'GUAL, a. [L. lingua, the tongue.] Pertaining to the tongue; as the lingual nerves, the ninth ...

32961

linguist
LIN'GUIST, n. [L. lingua, tongue.] A person skilled in languages; usually applied to a person ...

32962

lingulate
LIN'GULATE, a. [L. lingulatus, from lingua, tongue.]Shaped like the tongue or a strap. [But ...

32963

lingwort
LINGWORT, n. An herb.

32964

liniment
LIN'IMENT, n. [L. linimentum. from linio, lino, to anoint.]A species of soft ointment; a ...

32965

lining
LI'NING, ppr. [See Line.] Covering on the inside, as a garment.LI'NING, n. 1. The inner ...

32966

link
LINK, n.1. A single ring or division of a chain.2. Any thing doubled and closed like a link; as a ...

32967

linkboy
LINK'BOY,

32968

linked
LINK'ED, pp. United; connected.

32969

linking
LINK'ING, ppr. Uniting; connecting.

32970

linkman
LINK'MAN, n. A boy or man that carries a link or torch to light passengers.

32971

linnet
LIN'NET, n. [L. carduelis, from carduus, a thistle.]A small singing bird of the genus Fingilla.

32972

linseed
LINSEED. [See Lintseed.]

32973

linsey-woolsey
LIN'SEY-WOOLSEY, a. Made of linen and wool; hence, vile; mean; of different and unsuitable parts.

32974

linstock
LIN'STOCK, n. [lint and stock.] A pointed staff with a crotch or fork at one end, to hold a ...

32975

lint
LINT, n. [L. linteum, linteus, from linium, flax.]Flax; but more generally, linen scraped into a ...

32976

lintel
LINT'EL, n. The head-piece of a door-frame or window-frame; the part of the frame that lies on the ...

32977

lintseed
LINT'SEED, n. Flaxseed.

32978

lion
LI'ON, n. [L. leo, leonis, Gr.]1. A quadruped of the genus Felis, very strong, fierce and ...

32979

lion-mettled
LI'ON-METTLED, a. Having the courage and spirit of a lion.

32980

lioness
LI'ONESS, n. The female of the lion kind.

32981

lionlike
LI'ONLIKE, a. Like a lion; fierce.

32982

lip
LIP, n. [L. labium, labrum.]1. The edge or border of the mouth. The lips are two fleshy or ...

32983

lip-devotion
LIP-DEVO'TION, n. Prayers uttered by the lips without the desires of the heart.

32984

liplabor
LIP'LABOR, n. Labor or action of the lips without concurrence of the mind; words without ...

32985

lipogram
LIP'OGRAM, n. [Gr. to leave, and a letter.]A writing in which a single letter is wholly omitted.

32986

lipogrammatist
LIPOGRAM'MATIST, n. One who writes any thing, dropping a single letter.

32987

lipothymous
LIPOTH'YMOUS, a. [See Lipothymy.] Swooning; fainting.

32988

lipothymy
LIPOTH'YMY, n. [Gr. to fail, and soul.]A fainting; a swoon.

32989

lipped
LIP'PED, a.1. Having lips.2. In botany, labiate.

32990

lippitude
LIP'PITUDE, n. [L. lippitudo, from lippus, blear-eyed.]Soreness of eyes; blearedness.

32991

lipwisdom
LIP'WISDOM, n. Wisdom in talk without practice; wisdom in words not supported by experience.

32992

liquable
LIQ'UABLE, a. [See Liquate.] That may be melted.

32993

liquate
LI'QUATE, v.i. [L. liquo.] To melt; to liquefy; to be dissolved. [Little used.]

32994

liquation
LIQUA'TION, n. [L. liquatio. See Liquate.]1. The act or operation of melting.2. The capacity of ...

32995

liquefaction
LIQUEFAC'TION, n. [L. liquefactio, from liquefacio.]1. The act or operation of melting or ...

32996

liquefiable
LIQ'UEFIABLE, a. That may be melted, or changed from a solid to a liquid state.

32997

liquefier
LIQ'UEFIER, n. That which melts any solid substance.

32998

liquefy
LIQ'UEFY, v.t. [L. liquefacio. See Liquid.]To melt; to dissolve; to convert from a fixed or solid ...

32999

liquefying
LIQ'UEFYING, ppr. Melting; becoming liquid.

33000

liquescency
LIQUES'CENCY, n. [L. liquescentia.] Aptness to melt.

33001

liquescent
LIQUES'CENT, a. Melting; becoming fluid.

33002

liqueur
LIQUEUR, n. A spirituous cordial.

33003

liquid
LIQ'UID, a. [L. liquidus, from liquo, to melt; lix and lug.]1. Fluid; flowing or capable of ...

33004

liquidate
LIQ'UIDATE, v.t. [L. liquido.] 1. To clear from all obscurity.Time only can liquidate the meaning ...

33005

liquidated
LIQ'UIDATED, pp. Settled; adjusted; reduced to certainty; paid.

33006

liquidating
LIQ'UIDATING, ppr. Adjusting; ascertaining; paying.

33007

liquidation
LIQUIDA'TION, n. The act of settling and adjusting debts, or ascertaining their amount or balance ...

33008

liquidator
LIQ'UIDATOR, n. He or that which liquidates or settles.

33009

liquidity
LIQUID'ITY, n.1. The quality of being fluid or liquid.2. Thinness.

33010

liquidness
LIQ'UIDNESS, n. The quality of being liquid; fluency.

33011

liquor
LIQ'UOR, n. lik'or [L. liquor.]A liquid or fluid substance. [See Liquid.] Liquor is a word of ...

33012

liquorice
LIQUORICE. [See Licorice.]

33013

lisbon
LIS'BON, n. A species of wine exported from Lisbon, in Portugal.

33014

lisne
LISNE, n. A cavity or hollow. [Not in use.]

33015

lisp
LISP, v.i.To speak with a particular articulation of the tongue and teeth, nearly as in pronouncing ...

33016

lisper
LISP'ER, n. One that lisps.

33017

lisping
LISP'ING, ppr. Uttering with a lisp.

33018

lispingly
LISP'INGLY, adv. With a lisp.

33019

list
LIST, n. [L. licium.]1. In commerce, the border, edge or selvage of cloth; a strip of cloth ...

33020

listed
LIST'ED, pp. 1. Striped; particolored in stripes.2. Covered with list.3. Inclosed for combat.4. ...

33021

listel
LIST'EL, n. A list in architecture; a fillet.

33022

listen
LIST'EN, v.i. lis'n.1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear.On the ...

33023

listener
LIST'ENER, n. One who listens; a hearkener.

33024

lister
LIST'ER, n. One who makes a list or roll.

33025

listful
LIST'FUL, a. Attentive. Obs.

33026

listing
LIST'ING, ppr. Inclosing for combat; covering with list; enlisting.

33027

listless
LIST'LESS, a. Not listening; not attending; indifferent to what is passing; heedless; inattentive; ...

33028

listlessly
LIST'LESSLY, adv. Without attention; heedlessly.

33029

listlessness
LIST'LESSNESS, n. Inattention; heedlessness; indifference to what is passing and may be ...

33030

lit
LIT, pret. of light. The bird lit on a tree before me.I lit my pipe with the paper.[This word, ...

33031

litany
LIT'ANY, n. [Gr. supplication, to pray.]A solemn form of supplication, used in public ...

33032

lite
LITE, a. Little. [Not in use.]

33033

liter
LITER, n. [Gr.] A French measure of capacity, being a cubic decimeter, containing, according to ...

33034

literal
LIT'ERAL, a. [L. litera, a letter.]1. According to the letter; primitive; real; not figurative or ...

33035

literalism
LIT'ERALISM, n. That which accords with the letter.

33036

literality
LITERAL'ITY, n. Original or literal meaning.

33037

literally
LIT'ERALLY, adv.1. According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively. A man ...

33038

literary
LIT'ERARY, a. [L. literarius.]1. Pertaining to letters or literature; respecting learning or ...

33039

literate
LIT'ERATE, a. [L. literatus.] Learned; lettered; instructed in learning and science.

33040

literati
LITERA'TI, n. plu. [L. literatus.] The learned; men of erudition.

33041

literator
LIT'ERATOR, n. [L.] A petty schoolmaster.

33042

literature
LIT'ERATURE, n. [L. literatura.] Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. Literature ...

33043

lith
LITH, n. A joint or limb. Obs.

33044

lithanthrax
LITHAN'THRAX, n. [Gr. a stone, and a coal.]Stone-coal, a black, compact, brittle, inflammable ...

33045

litharge
LITH'ARGE, n. [L. lithargyros, Gr. the spume or scum of silver.A semi-vitreous oxyd of lead, ...

33046

lithe
LITHE, a. That may be easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as the elephant's lithe ...

33047

litheness
LI'THENESS, n. Flexibility; limberness.

33048

lither
LI'THER, a.1. Soft; pliant. Obs.2. Bad; corrupt. Obs.

33049

litherly
LI'THERLY, adv. Slowly; lazily. Obs.

33050

litherness
LI'THERNESS, n. Idleness; laziness. Obs.

33051

lithia
LITH'IA, n. A new alkali, found in a mineral called petalite, of which the basis is a metal called ...

33052

lithiate
LITH'IATE, n. [Gr. a stone.] A salt or compound formed by the lithic acid combined with a base.

33053

lithic
LITH'IC, a. [supra.] Pertaining to the stone in the bladder. The lithic acid is obtained from a ...

33054

lithobiblion
LITHOBIBLION. [See Lithophyl.]

33055

lithocarp
LITH'OCARP, n. [Gr. a stone, and fruit.] Fossil fruit; fruit petrified.

33056

lithocolla
LITH'OCOLLA, n. [Gr. a stone, and glue.] A cement that unites stones.

33057

lithodendron
LITHODEN'DRON, n. [Gr. stone, and tree.] Coral; so called from its resembling a petrified branch.

33058

lithogenesy
LITHOGEN'ESY, n. [Gr. stone, and generation.]The doctrine or science of the origin of minerals ...

33059

lithoglyphite
LITHOGLYPH'ITE, n. [Gr. stone, and to engrave.]A fossil that presents the appearance of being ...

33060

lithographer
LITHOG'RAPHER, n. [See Lithography.] One who practices lithography.

33061

lithographic
LITHOGRAPH'IC,

33062

lithographical
LITHOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to lithography.

33063

lithographically
LITHOGRAPH'ICALLY, adv. By the lithographic art.

33064

lithography
LITHOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. stone, and to engrave or write.]The art of engraving, or of tracing letters, ...

33065

lithologic
LITHOLOG'IC,

33066

lithological
LITHOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Lithology.]Pertaining to the science of stones.

33067

lithologist
LITHOL'OGIST, n. A person skilled in the science of stones.

33068

lithology
LITHOL'OGY, n. [Gr. stone, and discourse.]1. The science or natural history of stones.2. A ...

33069

lithomancy
LITH'OMANCY, n. [Gr. stone, and divination.]Divination or prediction of events by means of stones.

33070

lithomarga
LITHOMAR'GA,

33071

lithomarge
LITH'OMARGE, n. [Gr. stone, and L. marga, marl.]An earth of two species, friable and indurated, ...

33072

lithontriptic
LITHONTRIP'TIC, a. [Gr. stone, and to wear or break.]Having the quality of dissolving the stone in ...

33073

lithontriptor
LITH'ONTRIPTOR,

33074

lithontripty
LITH'ONTRIPTY,

33075

lithophagous
LITHOPH'AGOUS, a. [Gr. stone, and to eat.]Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.

33076

lithophosphor
LITH'OPHOSPHOR, n. [Gr. stone.]

33077

lithophosphoric
LITHOPHOSPHOR'IC, a. Pertaining to lithophosphor; becoming phosphoric by heat.

33078

lithophyl
LITH'OPHYL, n. [Gr. stone, and a leaf.Bibliolite or lithobiblion, fossil leaves, or the figures of ...

33079

lithophyte
LITH'OPHYTE, n. [Gr. stone, and a plant; literally, stone-plant.]Stone-coral; a name given to ...

33080

lithophytic
LITHOPHYT'IC, a. Pertaining to lithophytes.

33081

lithophytous
LITH'OPHYTOUS, a. Pertaining to or consisting of lithophytes.

33082

lithotome
LITH'OTOME, n. [Gr. stone, and to cut.]A stone so formed naturally as to appear as if cut ...

33083

lithotomic
LITHOTOM'IC, a. Pertaining to or performed by lithotomy.

33084

lithotomist
LITHOT'OMIST, n. [See Lithotomy.] One who performs the operation of cutting for the stone in the ...

33085

lithotomy
LITHOT'OMY, n. [Gr. stone, and to cut.]The operation, art or practice of cutting for the stone in ...

33086

lithotritor
LITH'OTRITOR, n. An instrument for triturating the stone in the bladder, so that it may be ...

33087

lithotrity
LITH'OTRITY, n. The operation of triturating the stone in the bladder, by means of an instrument ...

33088

lithoxyle
LITHOX'YLE, n. [Gr. stone, and wood.]Petrified wood. It differs from lignite, being really ...

33089

lithy
LITH'Y, a. [See Lithe.] Easily bent; pliable. [This is probably the word which, in our popular ...

33090

litigant
LIT'IGANT, a. [See Litigate.] Contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as the parties ...

33091

litigate
LIT'IGATE, v.t. [L. litigo, from lis, litis, a contest or debate.]To contest in law; to prosecute ...

33092

litigated
LIT'IGATED, pp. Contested judicially.

33093

litigating
LIT'IGATING, ppr. Contesting in law.

33094

litigation
LITIGA'TION, n. The act or process of carrying on a suit in a court of law or equity for the ...

33095

litigious
LITIG'IOUS, a. [L. litigiosus.]1. Inclined to judicial contest; given to the practice of ...

33096

litigiously
LITIG'IOUSLY, adv. In a contentious manner.

33097

litigiousness
LITIG'IOUSNESS, n. A disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits; inclination to judicial ...

33098

litmus
LIT'MUS,

33099

litorn
LIT'ORN, n. A bird, a species of thrush, in size and shape resembling the hen-blackbird.

33100

litote
LIT'OTE, n. [Gr. slender. diminution; extenuation.

33101

litter
LIT'TER, n. [L. lectus, from the root of lego, Eng. lay.]1. A vehicle formed with shafts ...

33102

littered
LIT'TERED, pp. 1. Furnished with straw.2. a. Covered or overspread with litter, pieces, shreds, ...

33103

little
LIT'TLE, a. 1. Small in size or extent; not great or large; as a little body; a little animal; a ...

33104

littleness
LIT'TLENESS, n.1. Smallness of size or bulk; as the littleness of the body or of an animal.2. ...

33105

littoral
LIT'TORAL, a. [L. littoralis, from litus, shore.] Belonging to a shore. [Little used.]

33106

lituite
LIT'UITE, n. A fossil shell.

33107

liturgical
LITUR'GICAL, a. [See Liturgy.] Pertaining to a liturgy.

33108

liturgy
LIT'URGY, n. [Gr. public, and work.In a general sense, all public ceremonies that belong to divine ...

33109

live
LIVE, v.i. liv.1. To abide; to dwell; to have settled residence in any place. Where do you live? ...

33110

liveless
LIVELESS, not used. [See Lifeless.]

33111

liveliness
LI'VELINESS, n. [from lively.] 1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; ...

33112

livelode
LIVELODE, for livelihood, not used.

33113

livelong
LIVELONG, a. liv'long. [live and long.]1. Long in passing. How could she sit the livelong day, ...

33114

lively
LI'VELY, a. 1. Brisk; vigorous; vivacious; active; as a lively youth.2. Gay; airy.From grave to ...

33115

liver
LIV'ER, n. One who lives.And try if life be worth the liver's care.It is often used with a word of ...

33116

livercolor
LIV'ERCOLOR, a. Dark red; of the color of the liver.

33117

livered
LIV'ERED, a. Having a liver; as white-livered.

33118

livergrown
LIV'ERGROWN, a. Having a large liver.

33119

liverstone
LIV'ERSTONE, n. A stone or species of earth of the barytic genus, of a gray or brown color, which, ...

33120

liverwort
LIV'ERWORT, n. The name of many species of plants. Several of the lichens are so called. The ...

33121

livery
LIV'ERY, n.1. The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements; a term of English law. It ...

33122

livery-stable
LIV'ERY-STABLE, n. A stable where horses are kept for hire.

33123

liveryman
LIV'ERYMAN, n.1. One who wears a livery; as a servant.2. In London, a freeman of the city, of ...

33124

lives
LIVES, n. plu. of life.

33125

livestock
LI'VESTOCK, n. [live and stock.] Horses, cattle and smaller domestic animals; a term applied in ...

33126

livid
LIV'ID, a. [L. lividus; from liveo, to be black and blue.]Black and blue; of a lead color; ...

33127

lividity
LIVID'ITY,

33128

lividness
LIV'IDNESS, n. A dark color, like that of bruised flesh. [Lividness is the preferable word.]

33129

living
LIV'ING, ppr. [from live.]1. Dwelling; residing; existing; subsisting; having life or the vital ...

33130

livingly
LIV'INGLY, adv. In a living state.Livonica terra, a species of fine bole found in Livonia, brought ...

33131

livre
LI'VRE, n. [L. libra.] A French money of account, equal to 20 sous, or ten pence sterling.

33132

lixivial
LIXIV'IAL,

33133

lixiviate
LIXIV'IATE,

33134

lixiviated
LIXIV'IATED, a. 1. Pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts.2. ...

33135

lixiviation
LIXIVIA'TION, n. The operation or process of extracting alkaline salts from ashes by pouring water ...

33136

lixivious
LIXIV'IOUS, a. [L. lixivius, from lix lye.]1. Obtained by lixiviation; impregnated with alkaline ...

33137

lixivium
LIXIV'IUM, n. [L. from lix, lye.]Lye; water impregnated with alkaline salts imbibed from wood ...

33138

lizard
LIZ'ARD, n. [L. lacertus, lacerta, there has been a change of c into z or s, which may be the ...

33139

lizard-tail
LIZ'ARD-TAIL, n. A plant of the genus Saururus, and another of the genus Piper.

33140

lo
LO, exclam.Look; see; behold; observe. This word is used to excite particular attention in a ...

33141

loach
LOACH,

33142

load
LOAD, n. [See lade.]1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in any thing for conveyance. Thus ...

33143

loaded
LOADED, pp. 1. Charged with a load or cargo; having a burden; freighted, as a ship; having a ...

33144

loader
LOADER, n. One who put on a load.

33145

loading
LOADING, ppr. Charging with a load; burdening; encumbering; charging, as a gun.LOADING, n. A ...

33146

loadmanage
LOADMANAGE, n. Pilotage; skill of a pilot. [Not in use.]

33147

loadsman
LOADSMAN, n. [load and man.] A pilot. Obs.

33148

loadstar
LOADSTAR,

33149

loadstone
LOADSTONE, n. [from the verb lead and stone. The old orthography, lodestone, is most correct, as ...

33150

loaf
LOAF, n. plu. loaves.1. A mass of bread when baked. It is larger than a cake. The size and ...

33151

loaf-sugar
LOAF-SUGAR, n. Sugar refined and formed into a conical mass.

33152

loam
LOAM, n. [L. limus.]A natural mixture of sand and clay with oxyd of iron; a species of earth or ...

33153

loamy
LOAMY, a. Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam, or resembling it.

33154

loan
LOAN, n. 1. The act of lending; a lending.2. That which is lent; any thing furnished for ...

33155

loan-office
LO'AN-OFFICE, n. In America, a public office in which loans of money are negotiated for the ...

33156

loan-officer
LO'AN-OFFICER, n. A public officer empowered to superintend and transact the business of a ...

33157

loath
LOATH,

33158

loathe
LOATHE,

33159

loather
LOATHER, n. One that lothes.

33160

loathful
LOATHFUL, a.1. Hating; abhorring through disgust.2. Abhorred; hated.

33161

loathing
LOATHING, ppr. Hating from disgust; abhorring.

33162

loathingly
LOATHINGLY, adv. In a fastidious manner.

33163

loathly
LOATHLY, a. Hateful; exciting hatred. Obs.LOATHLY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly. [See Lothly.]

33164

loathness
LOATHNESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance. [See Lothness.]

33165

loathsome
LOATHSOME, a. 1. Disgusting; exciting disgust.2. Hateful; abhorred; detestable.3. Causing ...

33166

loathsomeness
LOATHSOMENESS, n. The quality which excites disgust, hatred or abhorrence.

33167

loaves
LOAVES, plu of loaf.

33168

lob
LOB, n.1. A dull, heavy, sluggish person.2. Something thick and heavy; as in lobworm.

33169

lobate
LO'BATE,

33170

lobby
LOB'BY, n.1. An opening before a room, or an entrance into a principal apartment, where there is a ...

33171

lobe
LOBE, n. [L. lobus; Gr.]1. A part or division of the lungs, liver, &c.2. The lower soft part of ...

33172

lobed
LO'BED, a. [from lobe.] Consisting of lobes. In botany, divided to the middle into parts distant ...

33173

lobspound
LOBSPOUND, n. A prison.

33174

lobster
LOB'STER, n. A crustaceous fish of the genus Cancer. Lobsters have large claws and fangs, and ...

33175

lobule
LOB'ULE, n. A small lobe.

33176

local
LO'CAL, a. [L. localis; from locus, place, loco. See Lay.]1. Pertaining to a place, or to a ...

33177

locality
LOCAL'ITY, n. 1. Existence in a place, or in a certain portion of space.It is thought that the ...

33178

locally
LO'CALLY, adv. With respect to place; in place; as, to be locally separated or distant.

33179

locate
LO'CATE, v.t. [L. loco,locatus.]1. To place; to set in a particular spot or position.2. To ...

33180

located
LO'CATED, pp. Placed; situated; fixed in place.

33181

locating
LO'CATING, ppr. Placing; designating the place of.

33182

location
LOCA'TION, n. 1. The act of placing, or of designating the place of.2. Situation with respect to ...

33183

loch
LOCH, n. A lake; a bay or arm of the sea; used in Scotland.LOCH, n. Loch or lohoch, is an Arabian ...

33184

lochage
LOCH'AGE, n. [Gr. a body of soldiers, and to lead.]In Greece, an officer who commanded a lochus or ...

33185

loche
LOCHE, n. A small fish of the genus Cobitis, inhabiting small clear streams, and esteemed dainty ...

33186

lochia
LO'CHIA, n. [Gr.] Evacuations which follow childbirth.

33187

lochial
LO'CHIAL, a. Pertaining to evacuations from the womb after childbirth.

33188

lock
LOCK, n. [L. floccus, Eng. lock.]1. Lock, in its primary sense, is any thing that fastens; but we ...

33189

lockage
LOCK'AGE, n.1. Materials for locks in a canal.2. Works which form a lock on a canal.3. Toll paid ...

33190

locked
LOCK'ED, pp. Made fast by a lock; furnished with a lock or locks; closely embraced.

33191

locker
LOCK'ER, n. A close place, as a drawer or an apartment in a ship, that may be closed with a lock.A ...

33192

locket
LOCK'ET, n. A small lock; a catch or spring to fasten a necklace or other ornament.

33193

lockram
LOCK'RAM, n. A sort of coarse linen.

33194

locksmith
LOCK'SMITH, n. An artificer whose occupation is to make locks.

33195

locky
LOCK'Y, a. Having locks or tufts.

33196

locomotion
LOCOMO'TION, n. [L. locus, place, and motio, motion.]1. The act of moving from place to place.2. ...

33197

locomotive
LOCOMO'TIVE, a. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as a ...

33198

locomotivity
LOCOMOTIV'ITY, n. The power of changing place.

33199

loculament
LOC'ULAMENT, n. [L. loculamentum, from locus, loculus.]In botany, the cell of a pericarp in which ...

33200

locust
LO'CUST, n. [L. locusta.] An insect of the genus Gryllus. These insects are at times so numerous ...

33201

locust-tree
LO'CUST-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Hymenaea, and another of the genus Robinia. The ...

33202

lode
LODE, n.1. Among miners, a metallic vein, or any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not, ...

33203

lode-stone
LO'DE-STONE, n. [from the verb to lead, and stone.]1. A magnet, an ore of iron; a stone found in ...

33204

lodestar
LODESTAR, n. [lead and star.] The star that leads; the polestar; the cynosure. Obs.

33205

lodgable
LODG'ABLE, a. Capable of affording a temporary abode. [Not used.]

33206

lodge
LODGE, v.t.1. To set, lay or deposit for keeping or preservation, for a longer or shorter time. ...

33207

lodged
LODG'ED, pp. Placed at rest; deposited; infixed; furnished with accommodations for a night or ...

33208

lodger
LODG'ER,n.1. One who lives at board, or in a hired room, or who has a bed in another's house for a ...

33209

lodging
LODG'ING, ppr. 1. Placing at rest; depositing; furnishing lodgings.2. Resting for a night; ...

33210

lodgment
LODG'MENT, n.1. The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged; a being placed or deposited at ...

33211

loffe
LOFFE, v.i. To laugh. [Not used.]

33212

loft
LOFT, n. 1. Properly, an elevation; hence, in a building, the elevation of one story or floor ...

33213

loftily
LOFT'ILY, adv. [from lofty.] 1. On high; in an elevated place.2. Proudly; haughtily.They are ...

33214

loftiness
LOFT'INESS, n. 1. Height; elevation in place or position; altitude; as the loftiness of a ...

33215

lofty
LOFTY, a.1. Elevated in place; high; as a lofty tower; a lofty mountain. [But it expresses more ...

33216

log
LOG, n. 1. A bulky piece or stick of timer unhewed. Pine logs are floated down rivers in ...

33217

log-board
LOG'-BOARD, n. In navigation, two boards, shutting like a book, and divided into columns, ...

33218

log-book
LOG'-BOOK, n. A book into which are transcribed the contents of the log-board.

33219

log-reel
LOG'-REEL, n. A reel in the gallery of a ship, on which the log line is wound.

33220

logarithm
LOG'ARITHM, n. [Gr. ratio, and number.]Logarithms are the exponents of a series of powers and ...

33221

logarithmetic
LOGARITHMET'IC,

33222

logarithmetical
LOGARITHMET'ICAL,

33223

logarithmic
LOGARITH'MIC, a. Pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.

33224

loggats
LOG'GATS, n. The name of a play or game, the same as is now called kittle-pins. It was prohibited ...

33225

loggerhead
LOG'GERHEAD, n. [log and head.] 1. A blockhead; a dunce; a dolt; a thick-skull.2. A spherical ...

33226

loggerheaded
LOG'GERHEADED, a. Dull; stupid; doltish.

33227

logic
LOG'IC, n. [L. id; Gr. from reason, to speak.]The art of thinking and reasoning justly.Logic is ...

33228

logical
LOG'ICAL, a.1. Pertaining to logic; used in logic; as logical subtitles.2. According to the rules ...

33229

logically
LOG'ICALLY, adv. According to the rules of logic; as, to argue logically.

33230

logician
LOGI'CIAN, n. A person skilled in logic, or the art of reasoning.Each fierce logician still ...

33231

logistic
LOGIS'TIC, a. Relating to sexagesimal fractions.

33232

logman
LOG'MAN, n.1. A man who carries logs.2. One whose occupation is to cut and convey logs to a mill. ...

33233

logographic
LOGOGRAPH'IC,

33234

logographical
LOGOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to logography.

33235

logography
LOGOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a word, and to write.]A method of printing, in which a type represents a ...

33236

logogriphe
LOG'OGRIPHE, n. [Gr.] A sort of riddle. Obs.

33237

logomachist
LOGOM'ACHIST, n. One who contends about words.

33238

logomachy
LOGOM'ACHY, n. [Gr. word, and contest, altercation.]Contention in words merely, or rather a ...

33239

logometric
LOGOMET'RIC, a. [Gr. ratio, and to measure.]A logometric scale is intended to measure or ascertain ...

33240

logwood
LOG'WOOD, n. A species of tree and wood, called also Campeachy-wood, from the bay of Campeachy in ...

33241

lohoch
LO'HOCH,

33242

lohock
LO'HOCK, n. A medicine of a middle consistence between a soft electuary and a syrup. [See Loch.]

33243

loin
LOIN, n. [L. clumis.]The loins are the space on each side of the vertebrae, between the lowest of ...

33244

loiter
LOIT'ER, v.i.To linger; to be slow in moving; to delay; to be dilatory; to spend time idly.If we ...

33245

loiterer
LOIT'ERER, n. A lingerer; one that delays or is slow in motion; an idler; one that is sluggish or ...

33246

loitering
LOIT'ERING, ppr. Lingering; delaying; moving slowly.

33247

loke
LOKE, n. [Gr. darkness.]1. In the Scandinavian mythology, the evil deity, the author of all ...

33248

loll
LOLL, v.i. [The sense of this word is to throw, to send. Hence it coincides with the Gr..]1. To ...

33249

lollard
LOLL'ARD, n. The Lollards were a sect of early reformers in Germany and England, the followers of ...

33250

lollardy
LOLL'ARDY, n. The doctrines of the Lollards.

33251

lolling
LOLL'ING, ppr. Throwing down or out; reclining at ease; thrusting out the tongue.

33252

lombardic
LOMBARD'IC, a. Pertaining to the Lombards; an epithet applied to one of the ancient alphabets ...

33253

loment
LO'MENT, n. [L. lomentum.] An elongated pericarp, which never bursts. It consists, like the ...

33254

lomentaceous
LOMENTA'CEOUS, a. [L. lomentum, bean meal, a color.]Furnished with a loment. The lomentaceae are ...

33255

lomonite
LOM'ONITE, n. Laumonite, or di-prismatic zeolite.

33256

lomp
LOMP, n. A kind of roundish fish.

33257

londonism
LON'DONISM, n. A mode of speaking peculiar to London.

33258

lone
LONE, a. 1. Solitary; retired; unfrequented; having no company.And leave you in lone woods or ...

33259

loneliness
LO'NELINESS, n.1. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from company. He was weary of the loneliness of ...

33260

lonely
LO'NELY, a.1. Solitary; retired; sequestered from company or neighbors; as a lonely situation; a ...

33261

loneness
LO'NENESS, n. Solitude; seclusion.

33262

lonesome
LO'NESOME, a. Solitary; secluded from society.How horrid will these lonesome seats appear!

33263

lonesomeness
LO'NESOMENESS, n. The state of being solitary; solitude.

33264

long
LONG, a. [L. longus.]1. Extended; drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; opposed to ...

33265

long-headed
LONG'-HEADED, a. Having a great extent of thought.

33266

long-measure
LONG-MEASURE, n. Lineal measure; the measure of length.

33267

long-sight
LONG-SIGHT, n. Long-sightedness.

33268

long-sighted
LONG-SIGHTED, a. Able to see at a great distance; used literally of the eyes, and figuratively of ...

33269

long-sightedness
LONG-SIGHTEDNESS, n.1. The faculty of seeing objects at a great distance.2. In medicine, ...

33270

long-sufferance
LONG-SUF'FERANCE, n. Forbearance to punish; clemency; patience.

33271

long-suffering
LONG-SUF'FERING, n. Long endurance; patience of offense.Despisest thou the riches of his goodness, ...

33272

long-winded
LONG-WIND'ED, a. Long breathed; tedious in speaking, argument or narration; as a long-winded ...

33273

longanimity
LONGANIM'ITY, n. [L. longanimitas; longus, long, and animus, mind.]Forbearance; patience; ...

33274

longboat
LONG'BOAT, n. The largest and strongest boat belonging to a ship.

33275

longer
LON'GER, a. [comp. of long.] More long; of greater length; as a longer course.LON'GER, adv. For ...

33276

longest
LON'GEST, a. Of the greatest extent; as the longest line.LON'GEST, adv. For the greatest ...

33277

longeval
LONGE'VAL, a. [L. longus and avum.] Long lived.

33278

longevity
LONGEV'ITY, n. [L. longavitas; longus, long, and avum, age.]Length or duration of life; more ...

33279

longevous
LONGE'VOUS, a. [L. longavus, supra.] Living a long time; of great age.

33280

longimanous
LONGIM'ANOUS, a. [L. longus, long, and manus, hand.] Having long hands.

33281

longimetry
LONGIM'ETRY, n. [L. longus, long, and Gr. measure.]The art or practice of measuring distances or ...

33282

longing
LONG'ING, ppr. Earnestly desiring; having a craving or preternatural appetite.LONG'ING, n. An ...

33283

longingly
LONG'INGLY, adv. With eager wishes or appetite.

33284

longinquity
LONGIN'QUITY, n. [L. longinquitas.] Great distance.

33285

longish
LONG'ISH, a. Somewhat long; moderately long.

33286

longitude
LON'GITUDE, n. [L. longitudo, from longus, long.]1. Properly length; as the longitude of a room; ...

33287

longitudinal
LONGITU'DINAL, a.1. Pertaining to longitude or length; as longitudinal distance.2. Extending in ...

33288

longitudinally
LONGITU'DINALLY, adv. In the direction of length.Some of the fibers of the human body are placed ...

33289

longlegged
LONG'LEGGED, a. Having long legs.

33290

longlived
LONG'LIVED, a. Having along life or existence; living long; lasting long.

33291

longly
LONG'LY, adv. With longing desire. [Not used.]

33292

longness
LONG'NESS, n. Length. [Little used.]

33293

longprimer
LONG'PRIM'ER, n. A printing type of a particular size, between small pica and bourgeois.

33294

longshanked
LONG'SHANKED, a. Having long legs.

33295

longsome
LONG'SOME, a. Extended in length; tiresome; tedious; as a longsome plain. Obs.

33296

longspun
LONG'SPUN, a. Spun or extended to a great length.

33297

longsuffering
LONG'SUF'FERING, a. Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily ...

33298

longways
LONGWAYS, a mistake for longwise.

33299

lonish
LO'NISH, a. Somewhat solitary. [Not used and inelegant.]

33300

loo
LOO, n. A game at cards.

33301

loobily
LOOB'ILY, adv. [See Looby.] Like a looby; in an awkward, clumsy manner.

33302

looby
LOOB'Y, n. An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber.Who could give the looby such airs?

33303

loof
LOOF, n. The after part of a ship's bow, or the part where the planks begin to be incurvated, as ...

33304

loofed
LOOF'ED, a. [See Aloof.] Gone to a distance. [Not used.]

33305

look
LOOK, v.i. [See Light. The primary sense is to stretch, to extend, to shoot, hence to direct the ...

33306

look-out
LOOK'-OUT, n. A careful looking or watching for any object or event.

33307

looker
LOOK'ER, n. One who looks.A looker on, a mere spectator; one that looks on, but has no agency or ...

33308

looking-glass
LOOK'ING-GLASS, n. A glass which reflects the form of the person who looks on it; a mirror.There ...

33309

lool
LOOL, n. In metallurgy, a vessel used to receive the washings of ores of metals.

33310

loom
LOOM, n.1. In composition, heir-loom, in law, is a personal chattel that by special custom ...

33311

loom-gale
LOOM'-GALE, n. A gentle gale of wind.

33312

looming
LOOM'ING, ppr. Appearing above the surface, or indistinctly, at a distance.

33313

loon
LOON, n.1. A sorry fellow; a rogue; a rascal.2. A sea-fowl of the genus colymbus.

33314

loop
LOOP, n.1. A folding or doubling of a string or a noose, through which a lace or cord may be run ...

33315

looped
LOOP'ED, a. Full of holes.

33316

loophole
LOOP'HOLE, n.1. A small aperture in the bulk-head and other parts of a merchant ship, through ...

33317

loopholed
LOOP'HOLED, a. Full of holes or openings for escape.

33318

looping
LOOP'ING, n. In metallurgy, the running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore ...

33319

loord
LOORD, n. A dull stupid fellow; a drone. [Not in use.]

33320

loose
LOOSE, v.t. loos. [Gr.; Heb.]1. To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening.Canst thou loose ...

33321

loosed
LOOS'ED, pp. Untied; unbound; freed from restraint.

33322

loosely
LOOSELY, adv. loos'ly.1. Not fast; not firmly; that may be easily disengaged; as things loosely ...

33323

loosen
LOOS'EN, v.t. loos'n. [from loose.]1. To free from tightness, tension, firmness or fixedness; ...

33324

loosened
LOOS'ENED, pp. Freed from tightness or fixedness; rendered loose.

33325

looseness
LOOSENESS, n. loos'ness. 1. The state of being loose or relaxed; a state opposite to that of ...

33326

loosening
LOOS'ENING, ppr. Freeing from tightness, tension or fixedness; rendering less compact.

33327

loosestrife
LOOSESTRIFE, n. loos'strife. In botany, the name of several species of plants, of the genera ...

33328

loosing
LOOS'ING, ppr. Setting free from confinement.

33329

lop
LOP, v.t. [Eng. flap. The primary sense is evidently to fall or fell, or to strike down, and I ...

33330

lope
LOPE, pret. of leap. Obs.LOPE, n. [See leap.]A leap; a long step. [A word in popular use in ...

33331

loping
LO'PING, ppr. Leaping; moving or running with a long step.

33332

lopped
LOP'PED, pp. cut off; shortened by cutting off the top or end; bent down.

33333

lopper
LOP'PER, n. One that lops.

33334

lopping
LOP'PING, ppr. Cutting off; shortening by cutting off the extremity; letting fall.LOP'PING, n. ...

33335

loquacious
LOQUA'CIOUS, a. [L. loquax, from loquor, to speak. Eng. to clack.]1. Talkative; given to ...

33336

loquaciousness
LOQUA'CIOUSNESS,

33337

loquacity
LOQUAC'ITY, n. [L. loquacitas.] Talkativeness; the habit or practice of talking continually or ...

33338

lord
LORD, n. 1. A master; a person possessing supreme power and authority; a ruler; a governor.Man ...

33339

lording
LORD'ING, n. A little lord; a lord, in contempt or ridicule. [Little used.]

33340

lordlike
LORD'LIKE, a. 1. Becoming a lord.2. Haughty; proud; insolent.

33341

lordliness
LORD'LINESS, n. [from lordly.] 1. Dignity; high station.2. Pride; haughtiness.

33342

lordling
LORD'LING, n. A little or diminutive lord.

33343

lordly
LORD'LY, a. [lord and like.]1. Becoming a lord; pertaining to a lord.Lordly sins require lordly ...

33344

lordship
LORD'SHIP, n.1. The state of quality of being a lord; hence, a title of honor given to noblemen, ...

33345

lore
LORE, n. Learning; doctrine; lesson; instruction.The law of nations, or the lore of war.Lo! Rome ...

33346

lorel
LOR'EL, n. An abandoned scoundrel; a vagrant. Obs.

33347

loresman
LO'RESMAN, n. [lore and man.] An instructor. Obs.

33348

loricate
LOR'ICATE, v.t. [L. lorico, loricatus, from lorica, a coat of mail.]1. To plate over; to spread ...

33349

loricated
LOR'ICATED, pp. Covered or plated over; encrusted.

33350

loricating
LOR'ICATING, ppr. Covering over with a plate or crust.

33351

lorication
LORICA'TION, n. The act or operation of covering any thing with a plate or crust for defense; as ...

33352

lorimer
LOR'IMER, n. [L. lorum, a thong.]A bridle-maker; one that makes bits for bridles, &c. [Not used.]

33353

loring
LO'RING, n. Instructive discourse. Obs.

33354

loriot
LO'RIOT, n. A bird called witwal; the oriole.

33355

loris
LO'RIS, n. A small quadruped of Ceylon.

33356

lorn
LORN, a. [See Forlorn.] Lost; forsaken; lonely.

33357

lory
LO'RY, n. A subordinate genus of fowls of the parrot kind, forming the link between the parrot and ...

33358

losable
LOSABLE, a. That may be lost. [Little used.]

33359

lose
LOSE, v.t. looz. pret. and pp. lost.1. To mislay; to part or be separated from a thing, so as to ...

33360

losel
LOS'EL, n. s as z. [from the root of loose.] a wasteful fellow, one who loses by sloth or ...

33361

losenger
LOS'ENGER, n. a deceiver. Obs.

33362

loser
LOSER, n. looz'er. One that loses, or that is deprived of any thing by defeat, forfeiture or the ...

33363

losing
LOS'ING, ppr. looz'ing. Parting from; missing; forfeiting; wasting; employing to no good purpose.

33364

loss
LOSS, n.1. privation, as the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or ...

33365

lossful
LOSS'FUL, a. Detrimental. [Not used.

33366

lossless
LOSS'LESS, a. Free from loss. [Not used.]

33367

lost
LOST, pp. [from lose.]1. Mislaid or left in a place unknown or forgotten; that cannot be found; ...

33368

lot
LOT, n. 1. That which, in human speech, is called chance, hazard, fortune; but in strictness of ...

33369

lote
LOTE, n. [L. lotus, lotos.] 1. A plant of the genus Celtis, the lote-tree, of several species. ...

33370

loth
LOTH, a. [In America, the primitive pronunciation of lath, that is, lawth, is retained in the ...

33371

lothe
LOTHE, v.t. To hate; to look on with hatred or abhorrence; particularly, to feel disgust at food ...

33372

lothed
LO'THED, pp. Hatred; abhorred; turned from with disgust.

33373

lother
LO'THER, n. One that lothes or abhors.

33374

lothful
LO'THFUL, a. 1. Hating; abhorring.Which he did with lothful eyes behold.2. Disgusting; hated; ...

33375

lothing
LO'THING, ppr. 1. Feeling disgust at; having extreme aversion to; as lothing food.2. Hating; ...

33376

lothingly
LO'THINGLY, adv. With extreme disgust or abhorrence; in a fastidious manner.

33377

lothly
LOTH'LY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly.This shows that you from nature lothly stray.

33378

lothness
LOTH'NESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance.There grew among them a general silence and lothness to ...

33379

lothsome
LO'THSOME, a. 1. Causing an extreme aversion of appetite; exciting fastidiousness. Num. 11.2. ...

33380

lothsomeness
LO'THSOMENESS, n. the quality of exciting extreme disgust or abhorrence.

33381

lotion
LO'TION, n. [L. lotio, from lavo, to wash.]1. A washing; particularly, a washing of the skin for ...

33382

lottery
LOT'TERY, n. [See Lot.]1. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance, or the distribution ...

33383

loud
LOUD, a. [L. laudo, to praise, and with a prefix, plaudo. Heb.]1. Having a great sound; high ...

33384

loudly
LOUD'LY, adv. 1. With great sound or noise; noisily.Who long and loudly in the schools ...

33385

loudness
LOUD'NESS, n.1. Great sound or noise; as the loudness of a voice or of thunder.2. Clamor; ...

33386

lough
LOUGH, n. lok. a lake; a different orthography of loch and lake.

33387

lounge
LOUNGE, v.i. to live in idleness; to spend time lazily.

33388

lounger
LOUNG'ER, n. An idler; one who loiters away his time in indolence.

33389

lour
LOUR. [See Lower.]

33390

louse
LOUSE, n. lous. plu. lice. A small insect of the genus Pediculus. It has six feet, two eyes, with ...

33391

louse-wort
LOUSE-WORT, n. lous'-wort. A plant of the genus Pedicularis. The yellow louse-wort is of the ...

33392

lousily
LOUS'ILY, adv. s as z. [from lousy.] In a mean, paltry manner; scurvily.

33393

lousiness
LOUS'INESS, n. s as z. The state of abounding with lice.

33394

lousy
LOUS'Y, a. s as z. [louse.] 1. Swarming with lice; infested with lice.2. Mean; low; ...

33395

lout
LOUT, n. A mean awkward fellow; a bumpkin; a clown.LOUT, v.i. To end; to bow; to stoop. ...

33396

loutish
LOUT'ISH, a. Clownish; rude; awkward.

33397

loutishly
LOUT'ISHLY, adv. Like a clown; in a rude, clumsy, awkward manner.

33398

louver
LOUVER, n. loo'ver. An opening in the roof of a cottage for the smoke to escape.

33399

lovable
LOV'ABLE, a. Worthy of love; amiable.

33400

lovage
LOV'AGE, n. A plant of the genus Ligusticum.

33401

love
LOVE, v.t. luv. [L. libeo, lubeo. See Lief. The sense is probably to be prompt, free, willing, ...

33402

love-broker
LOVE-BROKER, n. A third person who acts as agent between lovers.

33403

love-darting
LOVE-DARTING, a. Darting love.

33404

love-day
LOVE-DAY, n. A day formerly appointed for an amicable adjustment of differences.

33405

love-favor
LOVE-FAVOR, n. Something given to be worn in token of love.

33406

love-knot
LOVE-KNOT, n. luv'-not. A knot so called, used as a token of love or representing mutual affection.

33407

love-labored
LOVE-LABORED, a. Labored by love.

33408

love-lass
LOVE-LASS, n. A sweetheart.

33409

love-letter
LOVE-LETTER, n. A letter professing love; a letter of courtship.

33410

love-lock
LOVE-LOCK, n. A curl or lock of hair so called; worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth ...

33411

love-lorn
LOVE-LORN, a. [love and lorn.] Forsaken by one's love; as the love-lorn nightingale.

33412

love-monger
LOVE-MONGER, n. [love and monger.] One who deals in affairs of love. [Not used.]

33413

love-pined
LOVE-PINED, a. Wasted by love.

33414

love-secret
LOVE-SECRET, n. A secret between lovers.

33415

love-shaft
LOVE-SHAFT, n. Cupid's arrow.

33416

love-sick
LOVE-SICK, a. 1. Sick or languishing with love or amorous desire; as a love-sick maid.To the dear ...

33417

love-song
LOVE-SONG, n. A song expressing love.

33418

love-suit
LOVE-SUIT, n Courtship; solicitation of union in marriage.

33419

love-tale
LOVE-TALE, n. A narrative of love.Cato's proper person to entrust a love-tale with.

33420

love-thought
LOVE-THOUGHT, n. Amorous fancy. [Not used.]

33421

love-token
LOVE-TOKEN, n. A present in token of love.

33422

love-toy
LOVE-TOY, n. A small present from a lover.

33423

love-trick
LOVE-TRICK, n. Art or artifice expressive of love.Other love-tricks than glancing with the eyes.

33424

loveapple
LOVE'APPLE, n. A plant of the genus Solanum.

33425

loved
LOVED, pp. Having the affection of any one.

33426

loveless
LOVELESS, a. Void of love; void of tenderness or kindness.

33427

lovelily
LOVELILY, adv. luv'lily. [from lovely.] Amiably; in a manner to excite love.

33428

loveliness
LOVELINESS, n. luv'liness. [from lovely.]Amiableness; qualities of body or mind that may excite ...

33429

lovely
LOVELY, a. luv'ly. Amiable; that may excite love; possessing qualities which may invite ...

33430

lover
LOV'ER, n.1. One who loves; one who has a tender affection, particularly for a female.Love is ...

33431

lovesome
LOVESOME, a. Lovely. [Not used.]

33432

loving
LOVING, ppr.1. Entertaining a strong affection for; having tender regard for.2. a. Fond; ...

33433

loving-kindness
LOVING-KINDNESS, n. Tender regard; mercy; favor; a scriptural word.My loving-kindness will I not ...

33434

lovingly
LOVINGLY, adv. With love; with affection; affectionately.It is no great matter to live lovingly ...

33435

lovingness
LOVINGNESS, n. Affection; kind regard.The only two bands of good will, loveliness and lovingness.

33436

low
LOW, a. 1. Not high or elevated; depressed below any given surface or place. Low ground or land, ...

33437

low-born
LOW-BORN, a. Born in low life.

33438

low-bred
LOW-BRED, a. Bred in a low condition or manner; vulgar.

33439

low-spirited
LOW-SPIR'ITED, a. Not having animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not lively or sprightly. ...

33440

low-spiritedness
LOW-SPIR'ITEDNESS, n. Dejection of mind or courage; a state of low spirits.

33441

low-thoughted
LOW-THOUGHT'ED, a. Having the thoughts employed on low subjects; not having sublime and elevated ...

33442

low-wines
LOW-WINES, n. [low and wine.] The liquor produced by the first distillation of molasses, or ...

33443

lowbell
LOWBELL, n.A kind of fowling in the night, in which the birds are wakened by a bell, and blinded by ...

33444

lowe
LOWE, A termination of names, as in Bed-low.

33445

lower
LOWER, v.t. [from low.]1. To cause to descend; to let down; to take or bring down; as, to lower ...

33446

loweringly
LOW'ERINGLY, adv. with cloudiness or threatening gloom.

33447

lowermost
LOWERMOST, a. [from low.] Lowest.

33448

lowery
LOW'ERY, a. cloudy; gloomy.

33449

lowest
LOWEST, a. [superl. of low.] Most low; deepest; most depressed or degraded, &c.

33450

lowing
LOWING, ppr. Bellowing, as an ox.LOWING, n. the bellowing or cry of cattle.

33451

lowland
LOWLAND, n. land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country. ...

33452

lowlihood
LOWLIHOOD, n. a humble state. Obs.

33453

lowliness
LOWLINESS, n. [from lowly.]1. Freedom from pride; humility; humbleness of mind.Walk - with all ...

33454

lowly
LOWLY, a. [low and like.]1. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from ...

33455

lown
LOWN, n. [See Loon. a low fellow; a scoundrel.

33456

lowness
LOWNESS, n.1. The state of being low or depressed; the state of being less elevated than something ...

33457

loxodromic
LOXODROM'IC, a. [Gr. oblique, and a course.]Pertaining to oblique sailing by the rhomb; as ...

33458

loxodromics
LOXODROM'ICS, n. The art of oblique sailing by the rhomb, which always makes an equal angle with ...

33459

loyal
LOY'AL, a. [L. lex, law.]Faithful to a prince or superior; true to plighted faith, duty or love; ...

33460

loyalist
LOY'ALIST, n. A person who adheres to his sovereign; particularly, one who maintains his ...

33461

loyally
LOY'ALLY, adv. With fidelity to a prince or sovereign, or to a husband or lover.

33462

loyalty
LOY'ALTY, n. Fidelity to a prince or sovereign, or to a husband or lover.He had such loyalty to ...

33463

lozenge
LOZ'ENGE, n. [Gr. oblique, and a corner.]1. Originally, a figure with four equal sides, having ...

33464

lozenged
LOZ'ENGED, a. Made into the shape of lozenges.

33465

lozengy
LOZ'ENGY, a. In heraldry, having the field or charge covered with lozenges.

33466

lp
LP, a contraction of lordship.

33467

lu
LU. [See Loo.]

33468

lubbard
LUBBARD. [Not used. See Lubber.]

33469

lubber
LUB'BER, n.A heavy, clumsy fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.And lingering lubbers lose many a penny.

33470

lubberly
LUB'BERLY, a. Properly, tall and lank without activity; hence, bulky and heavy; clumsy; lazy; as a ...

33471

lubric
LU'BRIC, a. [L. lubricus, slippery.] 1. Having a smooth surface; slippery; as a lubric throat.2. ...

33472

lubricant
LU'BRICANT, n. [See Lubricate.] That which lubricates.

33473

lubricate
LU'BRICATE, v.t. [L. lubrico, from lubricus, slippery; allied to labor, to slip or slide.]To make ...

33474

lubricated
LU'BRICATED, pp. Made smooth and slippery.

33475

lubricating
LU'BRICATING, ppr. Rendering smooth and slippery.

33476

lubricator
LU'BRICATOR, n. That which lubricates.

33477

lubricous
LU'BRICOUS, a. [L. lubricus.]1. Smooth; slippery.2. Wavering; unstable; as lubricous opinions.

33478

lubrictiy
LUBRIC'TIY, n.1. Smoothness of surface; slipperiness.2. Smoothness; aptness to glide over any ...

33479

lubrifaction
LUBRIFAC'TION, n. [infra.] The act of lubricating or making smooth.

33480

lubrification
LUBRIFICA'TION, n. [L. lubricus and facio, to make.]The act or operation of making smooth and ...

33481

luce
LUCE, n. A pike full grown.

33482

lucent
LU'CENT, a. [L. lucens, from luceo, to shine. See light.]Shining; bright; resplendent; as the ...

33483

lucern
LU'CERN, n. A plant of the genus Medicago, cultivated for fodder.

33484

lucid
LU'CID, a. [L. lucidus, from luceo, to shine. See Light.]1. Shining; bright; resplendent; as the ...

33485

lucidity
LUCID'ITY, n. Brightness. [Not used.]

33486

lucidness
LU'CIDNESS, n. Brightness; clearness.

33487

lucifer
LU'CIFER, n. [L. lux, lucis, light, and fero, to bring.]1. The planet Venus, so called from its ...

33488

luciferian
LUCIFE'RIAN, a. Pertaining to Lucifer, or to the Luciferians.

33489

luciferians
LUCIFE'RIANS, n. A sect that followed Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century. They ...

33490

luciferous
LUCIF'EROUS, a. [L. lucifer, supra.] Giving light; affording light or means of discovery.

33491

lucific
LUCIF'IC, a. [L. lux, light, and facio, to make.]Producing light.

33492

luciform
LU'CIFORM, a. [L. lux, light, and forma, form.]Having the form of light; resembling light.The ...

33493

luck
LUCK, n. That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting a man's interest or ...

33494

luckily
LUCK'ILY, adv. [from lucky.] Fortunately; by good fortune; with a favorable issue; in a good ...

33495

luckiness
LUCK'INESS, n.1. The state of being fortunate; as the luckiness of a man or of an event.2. Good ...

33496

luckless
LUCK'LESS, a.1. Unfortunate; meeting with ill success; as a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.2. ...

33497

lucky
LUCK'Y, a.1. Fortunate; meeting with good success; as a lucky adventurer.2. Fortunate; producing ...

33498

lucrative
LU'CRATIVE, a. [L. lucrativus, from lucror, to gain profit.]Gainful; profitable; making increase ...

33499

lucre
LU'CRE, n. lu'ker. [L. lucrum.] Gain in money or goods; profit; usually in an ill sense, or with ...

33500

lucriferous
LUCRIF'EROUS, a. [L. lucrum, gain, and fero, to produce.] Gainful; profitable. [Little used.]

33501

lucrific
LUCRIF'IC, a. [L. lucrum, gain, and facio to make.] Producing profit; gainful. [Not used.]

33502

luctation
LUCTA'TION, n. [L. luctatio, from luctor, to wrestle or strive.]Struggle; contest; effort to ...

33503

luctual
LUC'TUAL, a. [L. luctus, grief.] Producing grief. [Not used.]

33504

lucubrate
LU'CUBRATE, v.i. [L. lucubro, to study by candle-light, from lucubrum, from lux, light.]To study ...

33505

lucubration
LUCUBRA'TION, n.1. Study by a lamp or by candle-light; nocturnal study.2. That which is composed ...

33506

lucubratory
LU'CUBRATORY, a. Composed by candle-light or by night.

33507

luculent
LU'CULENT, a. [L. luculentus, from luceo, to shine.]1. Lucid; clear; transparent; as luculent ...

33508

lucullite
LU'CULLITE, n. A subspecies of carbonate of lime, of three kinds.

33509

ludibrious
LUDIB'RIOUS, a. [L. ludibriosus, from ludo, to sport.] Sportive; wanton.

33510

ludicrous
LU'DICROUS, a. [L. ludicer, from ludo, to sport.]Sportive; burlesque; adapted to raise laughter, ...

33511

ludicrously
LU'DICROUSLY, adv. Sportively; in burlesque; in a manner to raise laughter without contempt.

33512

ludicrousness
LU'DICROUSNESS, n. Sportiveness; the quality of exciting laughter without contempt; merry cast.

33513

ludification
LUDIFICA'TION, n. [L. ludificor.] The act of deriding.

33514

ludificatory
LUDIF'ICATORY, a. Making sport; tending to excite derision.

33515

luff
LUFF, n. The palm of the hand.LUFF, n. Weather-gage, or part towards the wind; or the sailing of a ...

33516

lug
LUG, v.t. [See Pluck.]1. To haul; to drag; to pull with force, as something heavy and moved with ...

33517

luggage
LUG'GAGE, n. [from lug.]1. Any thing cumbersome and heavy to be carried; traveling baggage.I am ...

33518

lugger
LUG'GER, n. A vessel carrying three masts with a running bowsprit and lug-sails.

33519

luggs
LUGGS, n. An insect like an earth-worm, but having legs.

33520

lugubrious
LUGU'BRIOUS, a. [L. lugubris, from lugeo, to weep.]Mournful; indicating sorrow; as a lugubrious ...

33521

lukewarm
LU'KEWARM, a.1. Moderately warm; tepid; as lukewarm water; lukewarm heat.2. Not ardent; not ...

33522

lukewarmly
LU'KEWARMLY, adv.1. With moderate warmth.2. With indifference; coolly.

33523

lukewarmness
LU'KEWARMNESS, n.1. A mild or moderate heat.2. Indifference; want of zeal or ardor; coldness.The ...

33524

lull
LULL, v.t. [L. lallo. The sense is to throw down, to still, to appease. Seamen say, the wind ...

33525

lullaby
LULL'ABY, n. [lull and by. See By.]A song to quiet babes; that which quiets.

33526

lulled
LULL'ED, pp. Quieted; appeased; composed to rest.

33527

luller
LULL'ER, n. One that lulls; one that fondles.

33528

lulling
LULL'ING, ppr. Stilling; composing to rest.

33529

lum
LUM, n. The chimney of a cottage.

33530

lumachel
LUM'ACHEL,

33531

lumachella
LUMACHEL'LA, n. A calcarious stone composed of shells and coral conglutinated, but so far ...

33532

lumbaginous
LUMBAG'INOUS, a. Pertaining to lumbago.

33533

lumbago
LUMBA'GO, n. [L. lumbus, loins.] A pain in the loins and small of the back, such as precedes ...

33534

lumbar
LUM'BAR, a. [L. lumbus, loins.] Pertaining to the loins. The lumbar region is the posterior ...

33535

lumber
LUM'BER, n.1. Any thing useless and cumbersome, or things bulky and thrown aside as of no use.The ...

33536

lumber-room
LUM'BER-ROOM, n. A place for the reception of lumber or useless things.

33537

lumbric
LUM'BRIC, n. [L. lumbricus, a worm.] A worm.

33538

lumbrical
LUM'BRICAL, a. [L. lumbricus, a worm.] Resembling a worm; as the lumbrical muscles.LUM'BRICAL, a. ...

33539

lumbriciform
LUMBRIC'IFORM, n. [L. lumbricus, a worm, and form.] Resembling a worm in shape.

33540

luminary
LU'MINARY, n. [L. luminare, from lumen, light.]1. Any body that gives light, but chiefly one of ...

33541

lumination
LUMINATION. [See Illumination.]

33542

lumine
LU'MINE, v.t. To enlighten. [Not used. See Illumine.]

33543

luminiferous
LUMINIF'EROUS, a. [L. lumen, light, and fero, to produce.]Producing light.

33544

luminous
LU'MINOUS, a. [L. luminosus.]1. Shining; emitting light. The sun is a most luminous body.2. ...

33545

luminously
LU'MINOUSLY, adv. With brightness or clearness.

33546

luminousness
LU'MINOUSNESS, n.1. The quality of being bright or shining; brightness; as the luminousness of the ...

33547

lump
LUMP, n. 1. A small mass of matter of no definite shape; as a lump of earth; a lump of butter; a ...

33548

lumpen
LUMP'EN, n. A long fish of a greenish color, and marked with lines.

33549

lumpfish
LUMP'FISH, n. A thick fish of the genus Cyclopterus. The back is sharp and elevated; the belly ...

33550

lumping
LUMP'ING, ppr.1. Throwing into a mass or sum.2. a. Bulky; heavy. [A low word.]

33551

lumpish
LUMP'ISH, a. 1. Like a lump; heavy; gross; bulky.2. Dull; inactive.

33552

lumpishly
LUMP'ISHLY, adv. Heavily; with dullness or stupidity.

33553

lumpishness
LUMP'ISHNESS, n. Heaviness; dullness; stupidity.

33554

lumpy
LUMP'Y, a. Full of lumps or small compact masses.Luna cornea, muriate of silver.

33555

lunacy
LU'NACY, n. [from L. luna, the moon.]1. A species of insanity of madness, supposed to be ...

33556

lunar
LU'NAR,

33557

lunarian
LUNA'RIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon.

33558

lunary
LU'NARY, a. [L. lunaris.1. Pertaining to the moon; as lunar observations.2. Measured by the ...

33559

lunated
LU'NATED, a. Formed like a half-moon.

33560

lunatic
LU'NATIC, a. Affected by a species of madness, supposed to be influenced by the moon.LU'NATIC, n. ...

33561

lunation
LUNA'TION, n. [L. lunatio.] A revolution of the moon.

33562

lunch
LUNCH,

33563

luncheon
LUNCH'EON, n. Literally, a swallow; but in usage, a portion of food taken at any time, except at ...

33564

lune
LUNE, n. [L. luna, the moon.] 1. Any thing in the shape of a half-moon. [Little used.]2. A fit ...

33565

lunet
LU'NET,

33566

lunette
LUNETTE, n. 1. In fortification, an enveloped counterguard, or elevation of earth made beyond the ...

33567

lung
LUNG, n.1. The lungs are the organs of respiration in man and many other animals. There are two ...

33568

lunge
LUNGE, n. [See Allonge.] A sudden push or thrust.

33569

lunged
LUNG'ED, a. Having lungs, or the nature or resemblance of lunged; drawing in and expelling air.

33570

lungis
LUN'GIS, n. A lingerer; a dull drowsy fellow.

33571

lungwort
LUNG'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Pulmonaria.

33572

luniform
LU'NIFORM a. [L. luna, the moon, and form.] Resembling the moon.

33573

lunisolar
LUNISO'LAR, a. [L. luna, moon, and solaris, sol, sun.]Compounded of the revolutions of the sun and ...

33574

lunistice
LU'NISTICE, n. [L. luna, the moon, and sto, steti, or sisto, to stand.]The farthest point of the ...

33575

lunt
LUNT, n. The match-cord used for firing cannon.

33576

lunular
LU'NULAR, a. [from L. luna, the moon.] In botany, like the new moon; shaped like a small ...

33577

lunulate
LU'NULATE, a. [from L. luna, the moon.] In botany, resembling a small crescent.

33578

lupercal
LU'PERCAL, a. Pertaining to the Lupercalia, or feasts of the Romans in honor of Pan; as a noun, ...

33579

lupine
LU'PINE, n. [L. lupinus.] A kind of pulse. The genus Lupinus contains several species, mostly ...

33580

lupulin
LU'PULIN, n. [L. lupulus, hops.] The fine yellow powder of hops.

33581

lurch
LURCH, n. [This is the same word radically as lurk. The primary sense is to run, start, leap or ...

33582

lurcher
LURCH'ER, n. 1. One that lies in wait or lurks; one that watches to pilfer, or to betray or ...

33583

lurdan
LUR'DAN, a. Blockish. [Not used.]LUR'DAN, n. A clown; a blockhead. [Not used.]

33584

lure
LURE, n.1. Something held out to call a hawk; hence,2. Any enticement; that which invites by the ...

33585

lured
LU'RED, pp. Enticed; attracted; invited by the hope of pleasure or advantage.

33586

lurid
LU'RID, a. [L. luridus.] Gloomy; dismal.

33587

luring
LU'RING, ppr. Enticing; calling.

33588

lurk
LURK, v.i.1. To lie hid; to lie in wait.Let us lay wait for blood; let us lurk privily for the ...

33589

lurker
LURK'ER, n. One that lurks or keeps out of sight.

33590

lurking
LURK'ING, ppr. Lying concealed; keeping out of sight.

33591

lurking-place
LURK'ING-PLACE, n. A place in which one lies concealed; a secret place; a hiding place; a den. ...

33592

luscious
LUS'CIOUS, a. [I know not the origin and affinities of this word.]1. Sweet or rich so as to cloy ...

33593

lusciously
LUS'CIOUSLY, adv. 1. With sweetness or richness that cloys or nauseates.2. Obscenely.

33594

lusciousness
LUS'CIOUSNESS, n. Immoderate richness or sweetness that cloys or offends.

33595

lusern
LU'SERN, n. A lynx.

33596

lush
LUSH, a. Of a dark, keep, full color.How lush and lusty the grass looks; how green! Obs.

33597

lusk
LUSK, a. Lazy; slothful. [Not in use.]LUSK, n. A lazy fellow; a lubber. [Not in use.]

33598

luskish
LUSK'ISH, a. Inclined to be lazy.

33599

luskishly
LUSK'ISHLY, adv. Lazily.

33600

luskishness
LUSK'ISHNESS, n. Disposition to indolence; laziness. Obs.

33601

lusorious
LUSO'RIOUS, a. [L. lusorius, from ludo, lusi, to sport.]Used in play; sportive. [Little used.]

33602

lusory
LU'SORY, a. [L. lusorius, as above.] Used in play; playful; as lusory methods of instructing ...

33603

lust
LUST, n.1. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; as the lust of gain.My lust shall be ...

33604

luster
LUS'TER, n. [L. lustrum, lustro to purify.]1. Brightness; splendor; gloss; as the luster of the ...

33605

lustful
LUST'FUL, a.1. Having lust, or eager desire of carnal gratification; libidinous; as an intemperate ...

33606

lustfully
LUST'FULLY, ad. With concupiscence or carnal desire.

33607

lustfulness
LUST'FULNESS, n. The state of having carnal desires; libidinousness.

33608

lustihood
LUST'IHOOD, n. [lusty and hood.] Vigor of body. Obs.

33609

lustily
LUST'ILY, adv. With vigor of body; stoutly; with vigorous exertion.I determine to fight lustily ...

33610

lustiness
LUST'INESS, n. Vigor of body; stoutness; strength; robustness; sturdiness.Cappadocian slaves were ...

33611

lusting
LUST'ING, ppr. Having eager desire; having carnal appetite.LUST'ING, n. Eager desire; inordinate ...

33612

lustless
LUST'LESS, a.1. Listless; not willing. Obs.2. Not vigorous.

33613

lustral
LUS'TRAL, a. [L. lustralis, from lustro, to purify.]1. Used in purification; as lustral water; ...

33614

lustrate
LUS'TRATE, v.t. [L. lustro, to cleanse. See Luster.]1. To make clear or pure; to purify. [See ...

33615

lustration
LUSTRA'TION, n.1. The act or operation of making clear or pure; a cleansing or purifying by ...

33616

lustrical
LUS'TRICAL, a. Pertaining to purification.

33617

lustring
LUS'TRING, n. A species of glossy silk cloth. [Corruptly written and pronounced lutestring.]

33618

lustrous
LUS'TROUS, a. Bright; shining; luminous.Good sparks and lustrous.

33619

lustrum
LUS'TRUM, n. In ancient Rome, the space of five years.

33620

lustwort
LUST'WORT, n. [lust and wort.] A plant of the genus Drosera.

33621

lusty
LUST'Y, a. [from lust.]1. Stout; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body. this is the correct ...

33622

lutanist
LU'TANIST, n. [from lute.] A person that plays on the lute.A celebrated lutanist was playing to a ...

33623

lutarious
LUTA'RIOUS, a. [L. lutarius,from lutum, mud.]1. Pertaining to mud; living in mud.2. Of the color ...

33624

lutation
LUTA'TION, n. [See Lute.] The act or method of luting vessels.

33625

lute
LUTE, n. [L. laudo.]An instrument of music with strings. It consists of four parts, viz; the ...

33626

lute-case
LU'TE-CASE, n. A case for a lute.

33627

lute-string
LU'TE-STRING, n. The string of a lute.

33628

luted
LU'TED, pp. Closed with lute.

33629

lutenist
LU'TENIST, n. A performer on the lute.

33630

luter
LU'TER,

33631

lutheran
LU'THERAN, a. Pertaining to Luther, the reformer; as the Lutheran church.LU'THERAN, n. A disciple ...

33632

lutheranism
LU'THERANISM, n. The doctrines of religion as taught by Luther.

33633

luthern
LU'THERN, n. In architecture, a kind of window over the cornice, in the roof of a building, to ...

33634

luting
LU'TING, n. [L. lutum, mud, clay.] Among chimists, a composition of clay or other tenacious ...

33635

lutist
LU'TIST, n. One who plays on a lute.

33636

lutulent
LU'TULENT, a. [L. lutulentus, from lutum, mud.] Muddy; turbid; thick.

33637

luxate
LUX'ATE, v.t. [L. luxo, laxo, laxus.]To displace, or remove from its proper place, as a joint; to ...

33638

luxated
LUX'ATED, pp. Put out of joint; dislocated.

33639

luxating
LUX'ATING, ppr. Removing or forcing out of its place, as a joint; dislocating.

33640

luxation
LUXA'TION, n.1. That act of moving or forcing a joint from its proper place or articulation; or ...

33641

luxe
LUXE, n. Luxury. [Not used.]

33642

luxuriance
LUXU'RIANCE,

33643

luxuriancy
LUXU'RIANCY, n. [L. luxurians, luxurio, to grow rank, or to wanton.]1. Rank growth; strong, ...

33644

luxuriant
LUXU'RIANT, a.1. Exuberant in growth; abundant; as a luxuriant growth of grass.2. Exuberant in ...

33645

luxuriantly
LUXU'RIANTLY, adv. With exuberant growth.

33646

luxuriate
LUXU'RIATE, v.i. To grow exuberantly, or to grow to superfluous abundance.

33647

luxuriation
LUXURIA'TION, n. The process of growing exuberantly, or beyond the natural growth.

33648

luxurious
LUXU'RIOUS, a. [L. luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]1. Voluptuous; indulging ...

33649

luxuriously
LUXU'RIOUSLY, adv. In abundance of rich diet, dress or equipage; deliciously; voluptuously.

33650

luxurist
LUX'URIST, n. One given to luxury.

33651

luxury
LUX'URY, n. [L. luxuria, from luxo, to loosen.]1. A free or extravagant indulgence in the ...

33652

lvelihood
L'VELIHOOD, n. [lively and hood, or lifelode, from lead. Means of living; support of life; ...

33653

ly
LY, a termination of adjectives, is a contraction of Sax.lie, G.lich, D.lyk, Dan.lige, Sw.lik, ...

33654

lyam
LY'AM, n. A leash for holding a hound.

33655

lycanthropy
LYCAN'THROPY, n. [Gr. a wolf, and man.] A kind of erratic melancholy.

33656

lycostom
LYCOS'TOM, n. A Baltic fish resembling a herring.

33657

lydian
LYD'IAN, a. [from Lydia.]Noting a kind of soft slow music anciently in vogue.Lydian stone, flinty ...

33658

lye
LYE, n. [L. lix, whence lixivium; Ant.L. lixa, whence Lugdunum, Leyden, Lyons, that is ...

33659

lying
LY'ING, ppr. of lie. Being prostrate. [See Lie.]LY'ING, ppr. of lie. Telling falsehood.Lying in, ...

33660

lymnite
LYM'NITE, n. A kind of freshwater snail, found fossil.

33661

lymph
LYMPH, n. [L. lympha.] Water, or a colorless fluid in animal bodies,separated from the blood and ...

33662

lymphate
LYMPH'ATE

33663

lymphated
LYMPH'ATED, a. Frightened into madness; raving.

33664

lymphatic
LYMPHAT'IC, a. Pertaining to lymph.1. Enthusiastic. [Not used.]LYMPHAT'IC, n. A vessel of animal ...

33665

lympheduct
LYMPH'EDUCT, n. [L. lympha, lymph, and ductus, a duct.]A vessel of animal bodies which conveys the ...

33666

lymphography
LYMPHOG'RAPHY, n. [L. lympha, lymph; Gr. to describe.]A description of the lymphatic vessels, their ...

33667

lynx
LYNX, n. [L. lynx.] A quadruped of the genus Felis, resembling the common cat, but his ears are ...

33668

lyrate
LY'RATE

33669

lyrated
LY'RATED, a. [from lyre.] In botany, divided transversely into several jags, the lower ones ...

33670

lyre
LYRE, n. [L. lyra.] A stringed instrument of music, a kind of harp much used by the ancients.

33671

lyric
LYR'IC

33672

lyrical
LYR'ICAL, a. [L. lyricus.] Pertaining to a lyre or harp. Lyric poetry is such as is sung to the ...

33673

lyricism
LYR'ICISM, n. A lyric composition.

33674

lyrist
LY'RIST, n. A musician who plays on the harp or lyre.

33675

lys
LYS, n. A chinese measure of length, equal to 533 yards.

33676

lyterian
LYTE'RIAN, a. [Gr. to loosen.] In medical science, terminating a disease; indicating the solution ...

33677

lythrode
LYTH'RODE, n. A mineral found in Norway; its color, an aurora-red, passing into brownish red or ...

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