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33678

m
M is the thirteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation, formed by a ...

33679

mab
MAB, n. In northern mythology, the queen of the imaginary beings called fairies.1. A ...

33680

mac
MAC, in names of Scotch and Irish origin, signifies son. [See Maid.]

33681

macao
MACA'O, n. The name of a race of beautiful fowls of the parrot kind, under the genus Psittacus.

33682

macaroni
MACARO'NI, n. [Gr. happy.] 1. A kind of biscuit made of flour, eggs, sugar and almonds, and ...

33683

macaronic
MACARON'IC, a. Pertaining to or like a macaroni; empty; trifling; vain; affected.1. Consisting of ...

33684

macaroon
MACAROON, the same as macaroni.

33685

macauco
MACAU'CO, n. A name of several species of quadrupeds of the genus Lemur.

33686

macaw
MACAW'

33687

maccabees
MAC'CABEES, n. The name of two apocryphal books in the Bible.

33688

maccoboy
MAC'COBOY, n. A kind of snuff.

33689

mace
MACE, n. An ensign of authority borne before magistrates. Originally, the mace was a club or ...

33690

mace-ale
MA'CE-ALE, n. Ale spiced with mace.

33691

mace-bearer
MA'CE-BEARER, n. A person who carries a mace before men in authority.

33692

mace-reed
MACE-REED, or REED-MACE, n. A plant of the genus Typha.

33693

macerate
MAC'ERATE, v.t. [L. macero, from macer, thin, lean; maceo, to be thin or lean; Eng. meager, ...

33694

macerated
MAC'ERATED, pp. Made thin or lean; steeped almost to solution.

33695

macerating
MAC'ERATING, ppr. Making lean; steeping almost to solution; softening.

33696

maceration
MACERA'TION, n. The act or the process of making thin or lean by wearing away, or by ...

33697

machiavelian
MACHIAVE'LIAN, a. [from Machiavel, an Italian writer, secretary and historiographer to the ...

33698

machiavelism
MACH'IAVELISM, n. The principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political ...

33699

machicolation
MACHICOLA'TION, n. In old castles,the pouring of hot substances through apertures in the upper part ...

33700

machinal
MACH'INAL, a. [See Machine.] Pertaining to machines.

33701

machinate
MACH'INATE, v.t. [L. machinor.] To plan; to contrive; to form a scheme.

33702

machinated
MACH'INATED, pp. Planned; contrived.

33703

machinating
MACH'INATING, ppr. Contriving; scheming.

33704

machination
MACHINA'TION, n. The act of planning or contriving a scheme for executing some purpose, ...

33705

machinator
MACH'INATOR, n. One that forms a scheme, or who plots with evil designs.

33706

machine
MACHINE, n. [L. machina.] An artificial work, simple or complicated, that serves to apply or ...

33707

machinery
MACHINERY, n. A complicated work, or combination of mechanical powers in a work, designed to ...

33708

machining
MACHINING, a. Denoting the machinery of a poem. [Not used.]

33709

machinist
MACH'INIST, n. A constructor of machines and engines, or one well versed in the principles of ...

33710

macigno
MACIG'NO, n. A species of stone of two varieties, one of a grayish yellow color, the other of a ...

33711

macilency
MAC'ILENCY, n. [See Macilent.] Leanness.

33712

macilent
MAC'ILENT, a. [L. macilentus, from macer, lean, thin. See Macerate.] Lean; thin; having little ...

33713

mackerel
MACK'EREL, n. [L. macula, a spot; the spotted fish.]A species of fish of the genus Scomber, an ...

33714

mackerel-sky
MACK'EREL-SKY, n. A sky streaked or marked like a mackerel.

33715

macle
MAC'LE, n. A name given to chiastolite or hollow spar.

33716

maclurite
MACLU'RITE, n. A mineral of a brilliant pale green color, so called in honor of Maclure, the ...

33717

macrocosm
MAC'ROCOSM, n. [Gr. great, and world.] The great world; the universe, or the visible system of ...

33718

macrology
MACROL'OGY, n. [Gr. great, and discourse.] Long and tedious talk; prolonged discourse without ...

33719

mactation
MACTA'TION, n. [L. macto, to kill.]The act of killing a victim for sacrifice.

33720

macula
MAC'ULA, n. [L.] A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or other luminous orb.

33721

maculate
MAC'ULATE, v.t. [L. maculo.] To spot; to stain.MAC'ULATE

33722

maculated
MAC'ULATED, a. Spotted.

33723

maculation
MACULA'TION, n. The act of spotting a spot; a stain.

33724

macule
MAC'ULE, n. A spot. [supra.] [Little used.]

33725

mad
MAD, a. 1. Disordered in intellect; distracted; furious. We must bind our passions in chains, lest ...

33726

mad-cap
MAD-CAP, a. [mad-caput or cap.] A violent, rash, hot-headed person; a madman.

33727

madam
MAD'AM, n. An appellation or complimentary title given to married and elderly ladies, or chiefly ...

33728

madapple
MAD'APPLE, n. A plant of the genus Solanum.

33729

madbrain
MAD'BRAIN

33730

madbrained
MAD'BRAINED, a. Disordered in mind; hot-headed; rash.

33731

madden
MAD'DEN, v.t. mad'n. To make mad.MAD'DEN, v.i. To become mad; to act as if mad. They rave, recite ...

33732

maddened
MAD'DENED, pp. Rendered mad.

33733

maddening
MAD'DENING, ppr. Making mad or angry.

33734

madder
MAD'DER, n. A plant of the genus Rubia, one species of which is much used in dyeing red. The root ...

33735

madding
MAD'DING, ppr. of mad. Raging; furious.

33736

made
MADE, n. An earthworm. [But this is the Eng.moth.]

33737

madefaction
MADEFAC'TION, n. [L. madefacio.] The act of making wet.

33738

madefied
MAD'EFIED, pp. Made wet.

33739

madefy
MAD'EFY, v.t. [L. madefio.] To make wet or moist; to moisten. [Not much used.]

33740

madefying
MAD'EFYING, ppr. Making moist or wet.

33741

madeira
MADEIRA, n. A rich wine made on the isle of Madeira.

33742

mademoiselle
MADEMOISELLE, n. A young woman, or the title given to one; miss; also, the puppet sent from the ...

33743

madheaded
MAD'HEADED, n. Hot brained; rash.

33744

madhouse
MAD'HOUSE, n. A house where insane persons are confined for cure or for restraint.

33745

madid
MAD'ID, a. [L.madidus.] Wet; moist. [Not in use.]

33746

madly
MAD'LY, adv. [from mad.] Without reason or understanding; rashly; wildly.1. With extreme folly ...

33747

madman
MAD'MAN, n. A man raving or furious with disordered intellect; a distracted man.1. A man without ...

33748

madness
MAD'NESS, n. [from mad.] Distraction; a state of disordered reason or intellect, in which the ...

33749

madona
MADO'NA

33750

madonna
MADON'NA, n. A term of compellation equivalent to madam. It is given to the virgin Mary.

33751

madrepore
MAD'REPORE, n. A submarine substance of a stony hardness, resembling coral. It consists of ...

33752

madreporite
MAD'REPORITE, n. A name given to certain petrified bones found in Normandy, in France, belonging ...

33753

madrier
MADRIE'R, n. A thick plank armed with iron plates, with a cavity to receive the mouth of a petard, ...

33754

madrigal
MAD'RIGAL, n. 1. A little amorous poem, sometimes called a pastoral poem, containing a certain ...

33755

madwort
MAD'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Alyssum.

33756

maestoso
MAESTO'SO, an Italian word signifying majestic, a direction in music to play the part with grandeur ...

33757

maffle
MAF'FLE, v.i. To stammer. [Not in use.]

33758

magazine
MAGAZINE, n.1. A store of arms, ammunition or provisions; or the building in which such store is ...

33759

magaziner
MAGAZINER, n. One who writes for a magazine. [Little used.]

33760

mage
MAGE, n. A magician. [Not used.]Magellanic clouds, whitish clouds, or appearances like clouds near ...

33761

maggot
MAG'GOT, n.1. A worm or grub; particularly, the flyworm, from the egg of the large blue or green ...

33762

maggoty
MAG'GOTY, a. Full of maggots.

33763

maggoty-headed
MAG'GOTY-HEADED, a. Having a head full of whims.

33764

magi
MA'GI, n. plu. [L.] Wise men or philosophers of the East.

33765

magian
MA'GIAN, a. [L. magus.] Pertaining to the Magi, a sect of philosophers in Persia.MA'GIAN, n. One ...

33766

magianism
MA'GIANISM, n. The philosophy or doctrines of the Magi.

33767

magic
MAG'IC, n. [L. magia; Gr. a philosopher among the Persians.]1. The art or science of putting into ...

33768

magical
MAG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to magic; used in magic; as a magic wand; magic art.1. Performed by ...

33769

magically
MAG'ICALLY, adv. By the arts of magic; according to the rules or rites of magic; by enchantment.

33770

magician
MAGI'CIAN, n. One skilled in magic; one that practices the black art; an enchanter; a necromancer; ...

33771

magisterial
MAGISTE'RIAL, a. [See Magistrate.] Pertaining to a master; such as suits a master; ...

33772

magisterially
MAGISTE'RIALLY, adv. With the air of a master; arrogantly; authoritatively.

33773

magisterialness
MAGISTE'RIALNESS, n. The air and manner of a master; haughtiness; imperiousness; peremptoriness.

33774

magistery
MAG'ISTERY, n. [L. magisterium.] Among chimists, a precipitate; a fine substance deposited by ...

33775

magistracy
MAG'ISTRACY, a. [See Magistrate.] The office or dignity of a magistrate. Duelling is not only an ...

33776

magistral
MAG'ISTRAL, a. Suiting a magistrate; authoritative.MAG'ISTRAL, n. A sovereign medicine or remedy.

33777

magistrality
MAGISTRAL'ITY, n. Despotic authority in opinion.

33778

magistrally
MAG'ISTRALLY, adv. Authoritatively; with imperiousness.

33779

magistrate
MAG'ISTRATE, n. [L. magistratus, from magister, master; magis, major, and ster, Teutonic steora, a ...

33780

magistratic
MAGISTRAT'IC, a. Having the authority of a magistrate.

33781

magistrature
MAG'ISTRATURE, n. Magistracy. [Little used.]

33782

magnanimity
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that ...

33783

magnanimous
MAGNAN'IMOUS, a. [L. magnanimus.]1. Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; brave; ...

33784

magnanimously
MAGNAN'IMOUSLY, adv. With greatness of mind; bravely; with dignity and elevation of sentiment.

33785

magnesia
MAGNE'SIA, n. s as z. [Gr. the lodestone.]1. A primitive earth, having for its base a metallic ...

33786

magnesian
MAGNE'SIAN, a. Pertaining to magnesia, or partaking of its qualities.

33787

magnesite
MAG'NESITE, n. Carbonated magnesia, or magnesia combined with silex. It occurs in amorphous ...

33788

magnesium
MAGNE'SIUM, n. The undecomposable base of magnesia.

33789

magnet
MAG'NET, n. [L. from Gr. Magnesia, in Asia Minor.] The lodestone; an ore of iron which has the ...

33790

magnetic
MAGNET'IC

33791

magnetical
MAGNET'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or ...

33792

magnetically
MAGNET'ICALLY, adv. By means of magnetism; by the power of attraction.

33793

magneticalness
MAGNET'ICALNESS, n. The quality of being magnetic.

33794

magnetics
MAGNET'ICS, n. The science or principles of magnetism.

33795

magnetiferous
MAGNETIF'EROUS, a. Producing or conducting magnetism.

33796

magnetism
MAG'NETISM, n. That branch of science which treats of the properties of the magnet, the power of ...

33797

magnetize
MAG'NETIZE, v.t. To communicate magnetic properties to any thing; as, to magnetize a needle. Seven ...

33798

magnetized
MAG'NETIZED, pp. Made magnetic.

33799

magnetizing
MAG'NETIZING, ppr. Imparting magnetism to.

33800

magnifiable
MAG'NIFIABLE, a. [See Magnify.] That may be magnified; worthy of being magnified or extolled.

33801

magnific
MAGNIF'IC

33802

magnifical
MAGNIF'ICAL, a. [L. magnificus.] Grand; splendid; illustrious.

33803

magnifically
MAGNIFICALLY, adv. In a magnificent manner.

33804

magnificate
MAGNIF'ICATE, v.t. To magnify or extol. [Not used.]

33805

magnificence
MAGNIFICENCE, n. [L.magnificentia.] Grandeur of appearance; greatness and splendor of show or ...

33806

magnificent
MAGNIF'ICENT, a. Grand in appearance; splendid; pompous. Man he made, and for him built ...

33807

magnificently
MAGNIF'ICENTLY, adv. With splendor of appearance, or pomp of show. The minister was magnificently ...

33808

magnifico
MAGNIF'ICO, n. A grandee of Venice.

33809

magnifier
MAG'NIFIER, n. [from magnify.] One who magnifies; one who extols or exalts in praises.1. A glass ...

33810

magnify
MAGNIFY, v.t. [L. magnifico; magnus, great, and facio, to make.]1. To make great or greater; to ...

33811

magnifying
MAG'NIFYING, ppr. Enlarging apparent bulk or dimensions; extolling; exalting.

33812

magniloquence
MAGNIL'OQUENCE, n. [L. magnus, great, and loquens, speaking.]A lofty manner of speaking; tumid, ...

33813

magnitude
MAG'NITUDE, n. [L. magnitudo.] Extent of dimensions or parts; bulk; size; applied to things that ...

33814

magnolia
MAGNO'LIA, n. The laurel-leafed tulip tree, of several species.

33815

magpie
MAG'PIE, n. [L. pica, with mag.] A chattering bird of the genus Corvus.

33816

maguey
MAG'UEY, a. A species of aloe in Mexico, which furnished the natives with timber for their ...

33817

mahogany
MAHOG'ANY, n. A tree of the genus Swietenia, growing in the tropical climates of America. The ...

33818

mahometan
MAHOM'ETAN

33819

mahound
MA'HOUND, n. Formerly a contemptuous name for Mohammed and the devil, &c.

33820

maid
MAID, n. A species of skate fish.

33821

maid-servant
MA'ID-SERVANT, n. A female servant.

33822

maiden
MA'IDEN, n.1. An unmarried woman, or a young unmarried woman; a virgin.2. A female servant.3. It ...

33823

maidenhair
MA'IDENHAIR, n. A plant of the genus Adiantum.

33824

maidenhood
MA'IDENHOOD, n.1. The state of being a maid or virgin; virginity. The modest lore of maidenhood.2. ...

33825

maidenlike
MA'IDENLIKE, a. Like a maid; modest.

33826

maidenliness
MA'IDENLINESS, n. The behavior that becomes a maid; modesty; gentleness.

33827

maidenlip
MA'IDENLIP, n. A plant.

33828

maidenly
MA'IDENLY, a. Like a maid; gentle; modest; reserved.MA'IDENLY, adv. In a maidenlike manner.

33829

maidhood
MA'IDHOOD, n. Virginity.

33830

maidmarian
MAIDMAR'IAN, n. A dance; so called from a buffoon dressed like a man.

33831

maidpale
MA'IDPALE, a. Pale, like a sick girl.

33832

mail
MAIL, n. [L.macula.]1. A coat of steel net-work, formerly worn for defending the body against ...

33833

mail-coach
MA'IL-COACH, n. A coach that conveys the public mails.

33834

mailed
MA'ILED, pp. Covered with a mail or with armor; inclosed and directed, as letters in a bundle.1. ...

33835

mailing
MA'ILING, ppr. Investing with a coat of mail; inclosing in a wrapper and directing to a post ...

33836

maim
MAIM, v.t.1. To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person less able to defend himself ...

33837

maimed
MA'IMED, pp. Crippled; disabled in limbs; lame.

33838

maimedness
MA'IMEDNESS, n. A state of being maimed.

33839

maiming
MA'IMING, ppr. Disabling by depriving of the use of a limb; crippling; rendering lame or ...

33840

main
MAIN, a. [L. magnus.]1. Principal; chief; that which has most power in producing an effect, or ...

33841

main-keel
MA'IN-KEEL, n. The principal keel, as distinguished from the false keel.

33842

main-land
MA'IN-LAND, n. The continent; the principal land, as opposed to an isle.

33843

main-mast
MA'IN-MAST, n. The principal mast in a ship or other vessel.

33844

main-sail
MA'IN-SAIL, n. The principal sail in a ship. The main-sail of a ship or brig is extended by a ...

33845

main-sheet
MA'IN-SHEET, n. The sheet that extends and fastens the main-sail.

33846

main-top
MA'IN-TOP, n. The top of the main-mast of a ship or brig.

33847

main-yard
MA'IN-YARD, n. The yard on which the main-sail is extended, supported by the main-mast.

33848

mainly
MA'INLY, adv. Chiefly; principally. He is mainly occupied with domestic concerns.1. Greatly; to ...

33849

mainor
MA'INOR, n. [ L. a manu, from the hand, or in the work.] The old law phrase, to be taken as a ...

33850

mainpernable
MAINPERN'ABLE, a. That may be admitted to give surety by mainpernors; that may be mainprized.

33851

mainpernor
MAINPERN'OR, n. In law, a surety for a prisoner's appearance in court at a day. Mainpernors ...

33852

mainprize
MA'INPRIZE, n.1. In law, a writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties for the ...

33853

mainswear
MA'INSWEAR, v.i. To swear falsely; to perjure one's self.

33854

maintain
MAINTA'IN, v.t. [L. manus and teneo.]1. To hold, preserve or keep in any particular state or ...

33855

maintainable
MAINTA'INABLE, a. That may be maintained, supported, preserved or sustained.1. That may be ...

33856

maintained
MAINTA'INED, pp. Kept in any state; preserved; upheld; supported; defended; vindicated.

33857

maintainer
MAINTA'INER, n. One who supports, preserves, sustains or vindicates.

33858

maintaining
MAINTA'INING, ppr. Supporting; preserving; upholding; defending; vindicating.

33859

maintenance
MA'INTENANCE, n. Sustenance; sustentation; support by means of supplies of food, clothing and ...

33860

maister
MAISTER, for master, is obsolete.

33861

maistress
MAISTRESS, for mistress, is obsolete.

33862

maiz
MAIZ, n. A plant of the genus Zea, the native corn of America, called Indian corn.

33863

maja
MA'JA, n. A bird of Cuba, of a beautiful yellow color, whose flesh is accounted a delicacy.

33864

majestic
MAJES'TIC, a. [from majesty.] August; having dignity of person or appearance; grand; princely. ...

33865

majestical
MAJES'TICAL, a. Majestic. [Little used.]

33866

majestically
MAJES'TICALLY, adv. With dignity; with grandeur; with a lofty air or appearance.

33867

majesty
MAJ'ESTY, n. [L. majestas, from the root of magis, major, more, greater.]1. Greatness of ...

33868

major
MA'JOR, a. [L.] Greater in number, quantity or extent; as the major part of the assembly; the ...

33869

major-domo
MAJOR-DO'MO,n. [major and domus, house.] A man who holds the place of master of the house; a ...

33870

major-general
MA'JOR-GENERAL, n. A military officer who commands a division or a number of regiments; the next ...

33871

majoration
MAJORA'TION, n. Increase; enlargement. [Not used.]

33872

majority
MAJOR'ITY, n.1. The greater number; more than half; as a majority of mankind; a majority of votes ...

33873

make
MAKE, v.t. pret. and pp. made.1. To compel; to constrain. They should be made to rise at an early ...

33874

makebate
MA'KEBATE, n. One who excites contention and quarrels.

33875

makeless
MA'KELESS, a. Matchless; without a mate.

33876

makepeace
MA'KEPEACE, n. A peace-maker; one that reconciles persons when are variance.

33877

maker
MA'KER, n. The Creator. The universal Maker we may praise.1. One that makes, forms, shapes, or ...

33878

makeweight
MA'KEWEIGHT, n. That which is thrown into a scale to make weight.

33879

maki
MA'KI, n. An animal of the genus Lemur. The ring-tailed maki is of the size of a cat.The common ...

33880

making
MA'KING, ppr. Forming; causing; compelling; creating; constituting.MA'KING, n. The act of ...

33881

mal
MAL, or MALE, as a previx, in composition, denotes ill or veil, L. malus. [See Malady.]

33882

malachite
MAL'ACHITE, n. [Gr. mallows, L. malva, soft, so names from its resembling the color of the leaf of ...

33883

malacolite
MAL'ACOLITE, n. [Gr. mallows, from its color.]Another name for diopside, a variety of pyroxene.

33884

malacopterygeous
MALACOPTERYG'EOUS, a. [Gr. soft, a point or feather.]Having bony rays of fins, not sharp or pointed ...

33885

malacostomous
MALACOS'TOMOUS, a. [Gr. soft, and mouth.]Having soft jaws without teeth; as a fish.

33886

maladministration
MALADMINISTRA'TION, n. [See Mal and Administer.] Bad management of public affairs; vicious or ...

33887

malady
MAL'ADY, n. [L. malum; Eng. mellow, L. mollis.]1. Any sickness or disease of the human body; any ...

33888

malaga
MAL'AGA, n. A species of wine imported from Malaga, in Spain.

33889

malanders
MALAN'DERS, n. A dry scab on the pastern of a horse.

33890

malapert
MAL'APERT, a. [mal and pert.] Saucy; quick, with impudence; sprightly, without respect or decency; ...

33891

malapertly
MAL'APERTLY, adv. Saucily; with impudence.

33892

malapertness
MAL'APERTNESS, n. Sauciness; impudent pertness or forwardness; sprightliness of reply without ...

33893

malapropos
MALAPROPOS, adv. malap'ropo. Unsuitably.

33894

malar
MA'LAR, a. [L. mala, the cheek.] Pertaining to the cheek.

33895

malate
MAL'ATE, n. [L. malum, an apple.] A salt formed by the malic acid, the acid of apples, combined ...

33896

malaxate
MAL'AXATE, v.t. To soften; to knead to softness.

33897

malaxation
MALAXA'TION, n. The act of moistening and softening; or the forming of ingredients into a mass for ...

33898

malconformation
MALCONFORMA'TION, n. Ill form; disproportion of parts.

33899

malcontent
MAL'CONTENT, n. [mal and content.] A discontented subject of government; one who murmurs at the ...

33900

malcontented
MALCONTENT'ED, a. Discontented with the laws or the administration of government; uneasy; ...

33901

malcontentedly
MALCONTENT'EDLY, adv. With discontent.

33902

malcontentedness
MALCONTENT'EDNESS, n. Discontentedness with the government; dissatisfaction; want of attachment to ...

33903

male
MALE, a. [L. masculus, from mas,maris.]1. Pertaining to the sex that procreates young, and applied ...

33904

maledicency
MALEDIC'ENCY, n. [L. maledicentia; male and dico.]Evil speaking; reproachful language; proneness to ...

33905

maledicent
MAL'EDICENT, a. Speaking reproachfully; slanderous. [Little used.]

33906

malediction
MALEDIC'TION, n. [L. maledictio; male, evil, and dico, to speak.]Evil speaking; denunciation of ...

33907

malefaction
MALEFAC'TION, n. [L.male, evil, and facio, to do.]A criminal deed; a crime; an offense against the ...

33908

malefactor
MALEFAC'TOR, n. [supra.] One who commits a crime; one guilty of violating the laws, in such a ...

33909

malefice
MAL'EFICE, n. An evil deed; artifice; enchantment. [Not in use.]

33910

maleficiate
MALEFI'CIATE, v.t. To bewitch. [Not in use.]

33911

maleficiation
MALEFICIA'TION, n. A bewitching. [Not in use.]

33912

maleficience
MALEFI'CIENCE, n. [L. maleficientia.]The doing of evil, harm or mischief.

33913

maleficient
MALEFI'CIENT, a. Doing evil, harm or mischief.

33914

malengine
MALEN'GINE, n. Guile; deceit. [Not in use.]

33915

malet
MAL'ET, n. A little bag or budget; a portmanteau. [Not used.]

33916

malevolence
MALEV'OLENCE, n. [L. malevolentia; malum, evil, and volens, volo, to will.] Ill will, personal ...

33917

malevolent
MALEV'OLENT, a. Having an evil disposition towards another or others; wishing evil to others; ill ...

33918

malevolently
MALEV'OLENTLY, adv. With ill will or enmity; with the wish or design to injure.

33919

malevolous
MALEV'OLOUS, a. Malevolent. [Not in use.]

33920

malfeasance
MALFE'ASANCE, n. Evil doing; wrong; illegal deed.

33921

malformation
MALFORMA'TION, n. [mal and formation.] Ill or wrong formation; irregular or anomalous formation or ...

33922

malic
MA'LIC, a. [L.malum, an apple.] Pertaining to apples; drawn from the juice of apples; as malic ...

33923

malice
MAL'ICE, n. [L.malitia, from malus, evil.] Extreme enmity of heart, or malevolence; a disposition ...

33924

malicious
MALI'CIOUS, a. Harboring ill will or enmity without provocation; malevolent in the extreme; ...

33925

maliciously
MALI'CIOUSLY, adv. With malice; with extreme enmity or ill will; with deliberate intention to ...

33926

maliciousness
MALI'CIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being malicious; extreme enmity or disposition to injure; ...

33927

malign
MALIGN, a. mali'ne. [L. malignus, from malus, evil. See Malady.]1. Having a very evil disposition ...

33928

malignancy
MALIG'NANCY, n. [See Malignant.] Extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as malignancy of ...

33929

malignant
MALIG'NANT, a. [L. malignus,maligno, from malus, evil.]1. Malicious; having extreme malevolence ...

33930

malignantly
MALIG'NANTLY, adv. Maliciously; with extreme malevolence.1. With pernicious influence.

33931

maligner
MALIGNER, n. One who regards or treats another with enmity; a traducer; a defamer.

33932

malignity
MALIG'NITY, n. [L. malignitas.] Extreme enmity, or evil dispositions of heart towards another; ...

33933

malignly
MALIGNLY, adv. With extreme ill will.1. Unpropitiously; perniciously.

33934

malison
MAL'ISON, n. Malediction. [Not in use.]

33935

malkin
MALKIN, n. maw'kin. A mop; also, a low maid-servant.

33936

mall
MALL, n. maul. [L. malleus.]1. A large heavy wooden beetle; an instrument for driving any thing ...

33937

mallard
MAL'LARD, n. A species of duck of the genus Anas.

33938

malleability
MALLEABIL'ITY, n. [from malleable.] That quality of bodies which renders them susceptible of ...

33939

malleable
MAL'LEABLE, a. [L. malleus. See Mall.] That may be drawn out and extended by beating; capable of ...

33940

malleableness
MAL'LEABLENESS, n. Malleability, which see.

33941

malleate
MAL'LEATE, v.t. To hammer; to draw into a plate or leaf by beating.

33942

malleation
MALLEA'TION, n. The act of beating into a plate or leaf, as a metal; extension by beating.

33943

mallet
MAL'LET, n. [L.malleus.] A wooden hammer or instrument for beating, or for driving pins; ...

33944

mallow
MALLOW, n. [L. malva; Gr. soft; Eng. mellow.]A plant of the genus Malva; so called form its ...

33945

malmsey
MALM'SEY, n. [L. vinum arvisium.] The name of a species of grape, and also of a kind of wine.

33946

malpractice
MALPRAC'TICE, n. [mal and practice.] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary ...

33947

malt
MALT, n. Barley steeped in water, fermented and dried in a kiln, and thus prepared for brewing ...

33948

malt-dust
MALT'-DUST, n. The grains or remains of malt. Malt-dust is an enricher of barren land.

33949

maltalent
MAL'TALENT, n. Ill humor. [Not in use.]

33950

maltha
MAL'THA, n. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch; unctuous to the touch and ...

33951

maltman
MALTMAN

33952

maltreat
MALTRE'AT, v.t. [mal and treat.] To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly, rudely, or with ...

33953

maltreated
MALTRE'ATED, pp. Ill treated; abused.

33954

maltreating
MALTRE'ATING, ppr. Abusing; treating unkindly.

33955

maltreatment
MALTRE'ATMENT, n. Ill treatment; ill usage; abuse.

33956

maltster
MALTSTER, n. A man whose occupation is to make malt.

33957

maltworm
MALTWORM, n. [malt and worm.] A tipler.

33958

malvaceous
MALVA'CEOUS, a. [L.malvaceus, from malva, mallows.] Pertaining to mallows.

33959

malversation
MALVERSA'TION, n. [L. male, ill, and versor, to behave.]Evil conduct; improper or wicked behavior; ...

33960

mam
MAM

33961

mamaluke
MAM'ALUKE

33962

mameluke
MAM'ELUKE, n. The military force of Egypt consisted of soldiers called Mamelukes, who were ...

33963

mamma
MAMM`A, n. [L. mamma, the breast or pap, and mother.]A familiar word for mother,used by young ...

33964

mammal
MAM'MAL, n. [L.mamma, the breast.] In zoology, an animal that suckles its young. [See Mammifer.]

33965

mammalian
MAMMA'LIAN, a. Pertaining to the mammals.

33966

mammalogist
MAMMAL'OGIST, n. One who treats of mammiferous animals.

33967

mammalogy
MAMMAL'OGY, n. [L.mamma, breast, and discourse.]The science or doctrine of mammiferous animals. ...

33968

mammary
MAM'MARY, a. [See Mamma.] Pertaining to the breasts or paps; as the mammary arteries and veins.

33969

mammee
MAMMEE', n. A tree of the genus Mammea, of two species, both large evergreens produced in hot ...

33970

mammet
MAM'MET, n. A puppet; a figure dressed.

33971

mammifer
MAM'MIFER, n. [L. mamma, the breast, and fero, to bear.]An animal which has breasts for nourishing ...

33972

mammiferous
MAMMIF'EROUS, a. [supra.] Having breasts and nourishing the young by the milk secreted by them.

33973

mammiform
MAM'MIFORM, a. [L.mamma and form.]Having the shape or form of paps.

33974

mammillary
MAM'MILLARY, a. [L. mamilla.] Pertaining to the paps; resembling a pap; an epithet applied to two ...

33975

mammillated
MAM'MILLATED, a. Having small nipples, or little globes like nipples.

33976

mammoc
MAM'MOC, n. A shapeless piece. [Not used.]MAM'MOC, v.t. To tear in pieces. [Not used.]

33977

mammodis
MAM'MODIS, n. Coarse, plain India muslins.

33978

mammon
MAM'MON, n. Riches; wealth; or the god or riches. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matt.6.

33979

mammonist
MAM'MONIST, n. A person devoted to the acquisition of wealth; one whose affections are placed ...

33980

mammoth
MAM'MOTH, n. This name has been given to a hugh quadruped, now extinct, whose bones are found on ...

33981

man
MAN, n. plu. men. [Heb.species, kind, image, similitude.]1. Mankind; the human race; the whole ...

33982

man-midwife
MAN-MIDWIFE, n. A man who practices obstetrics.

33983

manacle
MAN'ACLE, n. [L. manica; from manus,the hand.] An instrument of iron for fastening the hands; ...

33984

manacled
MAN'ACLED, pp. Hand-cuffed; shackled.

33985

manacling
MAN'ACLING, ppr. Confining the hands; shackling.

33986

manage
MAN'AGE, v.t.1. To conduct; to carry on; to direct the concerns of; as, to manage a farm; to ...

33987

manageable
MAN'AGEABLE, a. Easy to be used or directed to its proper purpose; not difficult to be moved or ...

33988

manageableness
MAN'AGEABLENESS, n. The quality of being easily used, or directed to its proper purpose; as the ...

33989

managed
MAN'AGED, pp. Conducted; carried on; trained by discipline; governed; controlled; wielded.

33990

management
MAN'AGEMENT, n. Conduct; administration; manner of treating, directing or carrying on; as the ...

33991

manager
MAN'AGER, n. One who has the conduct or direction of any thing; as the manager of a theater; the ...

33992

managery
MAN'AGERY, n. [from manage.] conduct; direction; administration.1. Husbandry; economy; ...

33993

managing
MAN'AGING, ppr. Conducting; regulating; directing; governing; wielding.

33994

manakin
MAN'AKIN, n. The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates.

33995

manati
MANA'TI

33996

manation
MANA'TION, n. [L.manatio, from mano,to flow.]The act of issuing or flowing out. [Little used.]

33997

manatus
MANA'TUS, n. The sea-cow, or fish-tailed walrus,an animal of the genus Trichechus, which grows to ...

33998

manchet
MAN'CHET, n. A small loaf of fine bread. [Not used.]

33999

manchineel
MANCHINEE'L, n. [L. mancanilla.] A tree of the genus Hippomane, growing in the West Indies to the ...

34000

mancipate
MAN'CIPATE, v.t. [L. mancipo, from manceps,mancipium; manu capio, to take with the hand.] To ...

34001

mancipation
MANCIPA'TION, n. Slavery; involuntary servitude. [Little used.]

34002

manciple
MAN'CIPLE, n. [L. manceps; manu capio, supra.]A steward; an undertaker; a purveyor, particularly of ...

34003

mandamus
MANDA'MUS, n. [L. mando, to command; mandamus, we command. The primary sense is to send.]In law, a ...

34004

mandarin
MANDARIN, n. In China, a magistrate or governor of a province; also, the court language of China.

34005

mandatary
MAN'DATARY

34006

mandate
MAN'DATE, n. [L. mando, to command.]1. A command; an order, precept or injunction; a commission. ...

34007

mandator
MANDA'TOR, a. [L.] A director.

34008

mandatory
MAN'DATORY, n. [L. mando, to command.]1. A person to whom the pope has by his prerogative given a ...

34009

mandible
MAN'DIBLE, n. [L. mando, to chew.] The jaw, the instrument of chewing; applied particularly to ...

34010

mandibular
MANDIB'ULAR, a. Belonging to the jaw.

34011

mandil
MAN'DIL, n. A sort of mantle. [Not in use.]

34012

mandilion
MANDIL'ION, n. [supra.] A soldier's coat; a loose garment.

34013

mandlestone
MAN'DLESTONE, n. Kernel-stone; almond-stone, called also amygdaloid; a name given to stones or ...

34014

mandment
MANDMENT, for commandment, is not in use.

34015

mandolin
MAN'DOLIN, n. A cithern or harp. [Not in use.]

34016

mandrake
MAN'DRAKE, n. [L. mandragoras.] A plant of the genus Atropa, growing naturally in Spain, Italy and ...

34017

mandrel
MAN'DREL, n. An instrument for confining in the lathe the substance to be turned.

34018

mandrill
MAN'DRILL, n. A species of monkey.

34019

manducable
MAN'DUCABLE, a. That can be chewed; fit to be eaten.

34020

manducate
MAN'DUCATE, v.t. [L. mando.] To chew.

34021

manducated
MAN'DUCATED, pp. Chewed.

34022

manducating
MAN'DUCATING, ppr. Chewing; grinding with the teeth.

34023

manducation
MANDUCA'TION, n. The act of chewing or eating.

34024

mane
MANE, n. The hair growing on the upper side of the neck of a horse or other animal, usually ...

34025

maneater
MAN'EATER, n. A human being that feeds on human flesh; a cannibal; an anthropophagite.

34026

maned
MA'NED, a. Having a mane.

34027

manege
MAN'EGE, n. A school for teaching horsemanship, and for training horses.

34028

manerial
MANERIAL. [See Manorial.]

34029

manes
MA'NES, n. plu. [L.] The ghost, shade or soul of a deceased person; and among the ancient pagans, ...

34030

maneuver
MANEU'VER, n. [L. manus, the hand, and oeuvre, work, L. opera.]1. Management; dexterous movement, ...

34031

maneuvered
MANEU'VERED, pp. Moved in position.

34032

maneuvering
MANEU'VERING, ppr. Changing the position or order for advantageous attack or defense.

34033

manful
MAN'FUL, a. [man and full.] Having the spirit of a man; bold; brave; courageous.1. Noble; ...

34034

manfully
MAN'FULLY, adv. Boldly; courageously; honorably.

34035

manfulness
MAN'FULNESS, n. Boldness; courageousness.

34036

mangaby
MAN'GABY, n. A monkey with naked eyelids; the white-eyed monkey.

34037

manganese
MAN'GANESE, n. A metal of a dusky white, or whitish gray color, very hard and difficult to fuse. ...

34038

manganesian
MANGANE'SIAN, a. Pertaining to manganese; consisting of it or partaking of its qualities.

34039

manganesiate
MANGANE'SIATE, n. A compound of manganesic acid, with a base.

34040

manganesic
MANGANE'SIC, a. Obtained from manganese; as the manganesic acid.[Manganic is ill formed.]

34041

manganesious
MANGANE'SIOUS, a. Manganesious acid is an acid with a minimum of oxygen.

34042

mangcorn
MANG'CORN, n. A mixture of wheat and rye, or other species of grain. [Not used in America.]

34043

mange
MANGE, n. The scab or itch in cattle, dogs and other beasts.

34044

mangel-wurzel
MANGEL-WURZEL, n. The root of scarcity, a plant of the beet kind.

34045

manger
MANGER, n. [L. mando.]1. A trough or box in which fodder is laid for cattle, or the place in which ...

34046

manger-board
MANGER-BOARD, n. The bulk-head on a ship's deck that separates the manger from the other part of ...

34047

manginess
MANGINESS, n. [from mangy.] Scabbiness; infection of the mange.

34048

mangle
MAN'GLE, v.t.1. To cut with a dull instrument and tear, or to tear in cutting; to cut in a ...

34049

mangled
MAN'GLED, pp. Torn in cutting; smoothed with a mangle.

34050

mangler
MAN'GLER, n. One who tears in cutting; one who uses a mangle.

34051

mangling
MAN'GLING, ppr. Lacerating in the act of cutting; tearing.

34052

mango
MAN'GO, n. The fruit of the mango tree, a native of the East Indies, of the genus Mangifera. It ...

34053

mangonel
MAN'GONEL, n. An engine formerly used for throwing stones and battering walls.

34054

mangonism
MAN'GONISM, n. The art of setting off to advantage.

34055

mangonize
MAN'GONIZE, v.t. To polish for setting off to advantage.

34056

mangostan
MAN'GOSTAN

34057

mangosteen
MANGOSTEE'N, n. A tree of the East Indies, of the genus Garcinia, so called from Dr. Garcin, who ...

34058

mangrove
MAN'GROVE, n. A tree of the East and West Indies, otherwise called mangle, and of the genus ...

34059

mangy
MANGY, a. [from mange.] Scabby; infected with the mange.

34060

manhater
MAN'HATER, n. [man and hate.] One who hates mankind; a misanthrope.

34061

manhood
MAN'HOOD, n. [man and hood.] The state of one who is a man, of an adult male, or one who is ...

34062

mania
MA'NIA, n. [L. and Gr.] Madness.

34063

maniable
MAN'IABLE, a. Manageable; tractable. [Not in use.]

34064

maniac
MA'NIAC, a. [L. maniacus.] Mad; raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect.MA'NIAC, n. ...

34065

maniacal
MANI'ACAL, a. Affected with madness.

34066

manichean
MANICHE'AN, a. Pertaining to the Manichees.

34067

manicheism
MAN'ICHEISM, n. [supra.] The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained by the ...

34068

manichord
MAN'ICHORD

34069

manicon
MAN'ICON, n. A species of nightshade.

34070

manicordon
MANICORD'ON, n. A musical instrument in the form of a spinet, whose strings, like those of the ...

34071

manifest
MAN'IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the ...

34072

manifestation
MANIFESTA'TION, n. The act of disclosing what is secret, unseen or obscure; discovery to the eye ...

34073

manifested
MAN'IFESTED, pp. Made clear; disclosed; made apparent, obvious or evident.

34074

manifestible
MANIFEST'IBLE, a. That may be made evident.

34075

manifesting
MAN'IFESTING, ppr. Showing clearly; making evident; disclosing, displaying.

34076

manifestly
MAN'IFESTLY, adv. Clearly; evidently; plainly; in a manner to be clearly seen or understood.

34077

manifestness
MAN'IFESTNESS, n. Clearness to the sight or mind; obviousness.

34078

manifesto
MANIFEST'O, n. [L. manifestus,manifest.] A public declaration, usually of a prince or sovereign, ...

34079

manifold
MAN'IFOLD, a. [many and fold.] Of divers kinds; many in number; numerous; multiplied. O Lord, how ...

34080

manifolded
MAN'IFOLDED, a. Having many doublings or complications; as a manifolded shield. [Not used.]

34081

manifoldly
MAN'IFOLDLY, adv. In a manifold manner; in many ways.

34082

manifoldness
MAN'IFOLDNESS, n. Multiplicity.

34083

maniglions
MANIG'LIONS, n. In gunnery, two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance, after the German way ...

34084

manihoc
MA'NIHOC

34085

manihot
MA'NIHOT, n. A plant of the genus Jatropha, or Cassada plant. It has palmated leaves, with entire ...

34086

manikin
MAN'IKIN, n. A little man.

34087

manil
MAN'IL

34088

manilla
MANIL'LA, n. [L. manus.] A ring or bracelet worn by persons in Africa.

34089

manioc
MA'NIOC

34090

maniple
MAN'IPLE, n. [L. manipulus,a handful. Qu.L. manus and the Teutonic full.]1. A handful.2. A small ...

34091

manipular
MANIP'ULAR, a. Pertaining to the maniple.

34092

manipulation
MANIPULA'TION, n. [L. manipulus, supra.] In general, work by hand; manual operation; as in mining, ...

34093

mankiller
MAN'KILLER, n. [man and kill.] One who slays a man.

34094

mankilling
MAN'KILLING, a. Used to kill men.

34095

mankind
MANKIND, n. [man and kind.] This word admits the accent either on the first or second syllable; ...

34096

manless
MAN'LESS, a. [man and less.] Destitute of men; not manned; as a boat. [Little used.]

34097

manlike
MAN'LIKE, a. Having the proper qualities of a man.1. Of man's nature.

34098

manliness
MAN'LINESS, n. [from manly.] The qualities of a man; dignity; bravery; boldness.

34099

manling
MAN'LING, n. A little man.

34100

manly
MAN'LY, a. [man and like.] Manlike; becoming a man; firm; brave; undaunted. Serene and manly, ...

34101

manna
MAN'NA, n.1. A substance miraculously furnished as food for the Israelites in their journey ...

34102

manner
MAN'NER, n. [L. manus, the hand.]1. Form; method; way of performing or executing. Find thou the ...

34103

mannerism
MAN'NERISM, n. Adherence to the same manner; uniformity of manner.

34104

mannerist
MAN'NERIST, n. An artist who performs his work in one unvaried manner.

34105

mannerliness
MAN'NERLINESS, n. The quality of being civil and respectful in behavior; civility; complaisance.

34106

mannerly
MAN'NERLY, a. Decent in external deportment; civil; respectful; complaisant; not rude or vulgar. ...

34107

manners
MAN'NERS, n. plu. Deportment; carriage; behavior; conduct; course of life; in a moral sense. Evil ...

34108

mannish
MAN'NISH, a. [from man.] Having the appearance of a man; bold; masculine; as a mannish ...

34109

manometer
MANOM'ETER, n. [Gr. measure.] An instrument to measure or show the alterations in the rarity or ...

34110

manometrical
MANOMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.

34111

manor
MAN'OR, n. [L. maneo, to abide.] The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a ...

34112

manor-house
MAN'OR-HOUSE

34113

manor-seat
MAN'OR-SEAT, n. The house belonging to a manor.

34114

manorial
MANO'RIAL

34115

manpleaser
MAN'PLEASER, n. [man and pleaser.] One who pleases men, or one who takes uncommon pains to gain ...

34116

manqueller
MAN'QUELLER, n. [man and quell.] A mankiller; a manslayer; a murderer. [Not used.]

34117

manse
MANSE, n. mans. [L. mansio, from maneo, to abide.]1. A house or habitation; particularly, a ...

34118

manservant
MAN'SERVANT, n. A male servant.

34119

mansion
MAN'SION, n. [L. mansio, from maneo, to dwell.]1. Any place of residence; a house; a habitation. ...

34120

mansion-house
MAN'SION-HOUSE, n. The house in which one resides; an inhabited house.

34121

mansionary
MAN'SIONARY, a. Resident; residentiary; as mansionary canons.

34122

mansionry
MAN'SIONRY, n. A place of residence. [Not used.]

34123

manslaughter
MAN'SLAUGHTER, n. [man and slaughter. See Slay.]1. In a general sense,the killing of a man or of ...

34124

manslayer
MAN'SLAYER, n. One that has slain a human being. The Israelites had cities of refuge for ...

34125

manstealer
MAN'STEALER, n. One who steals and sells men.

34126

manstealing
MAN'STEALING, n. The act of stealing a human being.

34127

mansuete
MAN'SUETE, a. [L.mansuetus.] Tame; gentle; not wild or ferocious. [Little used.]

34128

mansuetude
MAN'SUETUDE, n. [L. mansuetudo.] Tameness; mildness; gentleness.

34129

manta
MAN'TA, n. A flat fish that is very troublesome to pearlfishers.

34130

mantel
MANTEL. [See Mantle.]

34131

mantelet
MAN'TELET

34132

mantiger
MANT'IGER, rather mantichor, or manticor, n. [L. manticora,mantichora.] A large monkey or baboon.

34133

mantle
MAN'TLE, n. [Gr. a cloke.]1. A kind of cloke or loose garment to be worn over other garments. The ...

34134

mantle-piece
MAN'TLE-PIECE

34135

mantle-shelf
MAN'TLE-SHELF, n. The work over a fire-place, in front of the chimney.

34136

mantle-tree
MAN'TLE-TREE, n. The piece of timber or stone in front of a chimney, over the fire-place, resting ...

34137

mantlet
MANT'LET, n. [dim. of mantle.] A small cloke worn by women.1. In fortification, a kind of movable ...

34138

mantling
MANT'LING, n. In heraldry,the representation of a mantle, or the drapery of a coat of arms.

34139

manto
MAN'TO, n. A robe; a cloke.

34140

mantology
MANTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. divination,and discourse.] The act or art of divination or prophesying. ...

34141

mantua
MAN'TUA, n. A lady's gown.

34142

mantua-maker
MAN'TUA-MAKER, n. One who makes gowns for ladies.

34143

manual
MAN'UAL, a. [L. manualis, from manus, the hand.]1. Performed by the hand; as manual labor or ...

34144

manuary
MAN'UARY, a. Done by the hand. [Not used.]

34145

manubial
MANU'BIAL, a. [L. manubialis, from manubioe, spoils.]Belonging to spoils; taken in war. [Little ...

34146

manuduction
MANUDUC'TION, n. [L. manus,hand, and ductio, a leading.]Guidance by the hand.

34147

manuductor
MANUDUC'TOR, n. [L.manus,hand, and ductor, a leader.]An officer in the ancient church, who gave the ...

34148

manufactory
MANUFAC'TORY, n. [See Manufacture.] A house or place where goods are manufactured.

34149

manufactural
MANUFAC'TURAL, a. Pertaining or relating to manufactures.

34150

manufacture
MANUFAC'TURE, n. [L. manus, hand, and facio, to make.]1. The operation of making cloth, wares, ...

34151

manufactured
MANUFAC'TURED, pp. Made form raw materials into forms for use.

34152

manufacturer
MANUFAC'TURER, n. One who works raw materials into wares suitable for use.1. One who employs ...

34153

manufacturing
MANUFAC'TURING, ppr. Making goods and wares from raw materials.

34154

manumise
MANUMISE, for manumit, not used.

34155

manumission
MANUMIS'SION, n. [L. manumissio. See Manumit.]The act of liberating a slave from bondage, and ...

34156

manumit
MAN'UMIT, v.t. [L.manumitto; manus,hand, and mitto, to send.]To release from slavery; to liberate ...

34157

manumitted
MAN'UMITTED, pp. Released from slavery.

34158

manumitting
MAN'UMITTING, ppr. Liberating from personal bondage.

34159

manurable
MANU'RABLE, a. [from manure.] That may be cultivated. This, though the original sense, is rarely ...

34160

manurage
MANU'RAGE, n. Cultivation. [Not used.]

34161

manurance
MANU'RANCE, n. Cultivation. [Not used.]

34162

manure
MANU'RE, v.t. [L.manus, hand, and ouvrer, to work, L. operor.]1. To cultivate by manual labor; to ...

34163

manured
MANU'RED, pp. Dressed or overspread with a fertilizing substance.

34164

manurement
MANU'REMENT, n. Cultivation; improvement. [Little used.]

34165

manurer
MANU'RER, n. One that manures land.

34166

manuring
MANU'RING, ppr. Dressing or overspreading land with manure; fertilizing.MANU'RING, n. A dressing ...

34167

manuscript
MAN'USCRIPT, n. [L. manu scriptum, written with the hand.]A book or paper written with the hand or ...

34168

manutenency
MANUTEN'ENCY, n. Maintenance. [Not in use.]

34169

many
MANY, a. men'ny.1. Numerous; comprising a great number of individuals. Thou shalt be a father of ...

34170

many-cleft
MANY-CLEFT', a. Multifid; having many fissures.

34171

many-colored
MANY-COL'ORED, a. Having many colors or hues.

34172

many-cornered
MANY-COR'NERED, a. Having many corners,or more than twelve; polygonal.

34173

many-flowered
MANY-FLOW'ERED, a. Having many flowers.

34174

many-headed
MANY-HEAD'ED, a. Having many heads; as a many-headed monster; many-headed tyranny.

34175

many-languaged
MANY-LAN'GUAGED, a. Having many languages.

34176

many-leaved
MANY-LE'AVED, a. Polyphyllous; having many leaves.

34177

many-mastered
MANY-M`ASTERED, a. Having many masters.

34178

many-parted
MANY-P`ARTED, a. Multipartite; divided into several parts; as a corol.

34179

many-peopled
MANY-PE'OPLED, a. Having a numerous population.

34180

many-petaled
MANY-PET'ALED, a. Having many petals.

34181

many-twinkling
MANY-TWINK'LING, a. Variously twinkling or gleaming.

34182

many-valved
MANY-VALV'ED, a. Multivalvular; having many valves.

34183

map
MAP, n. [L. mappa, a cloth or towel, a Punic word.] A representation of the surface of the earth ...

34184

maple
MA'PLE

34185

maple-sugar
MAPLE-SU'GAR, n. Sugar obtained by evaporation from the juice of the rock maple.

34186

maple-tree
MA'PLE-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Acer, of several species. Of the sap of the rock maple, sugar ...

34187

mappery
MAP'PERY, n. [from map.] The art of planning and designing maps.

34188

mar
M`AR, v.t. [L. marceo.]1. To injure by cutting off a part, or by wounding and making defective; ...

34189

maracan
MAR'ACAN, n. A species of parrot in Brazil.

34190

maracock
MAR'ACOCK, n. A plant of the genus Passiflora.

34191

maranatha
MARANA'THA, n. The Lord comes or has come; a word used by the apostle Paul in expressing a curse. ...

34192

maranon
MAR'ANON, n. The proper name of a river in South America, the largest in the world; most absurdly ...

34193

marasmus
MARAS'MUS, n. [Gr. to cause to pine or waste away.]Atrophy; a wasting of flesh without fever or ...

34194

maraud
MARAUD', v.i. [Heb. to rebel; L. cursus, curro.]To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion ...

34195

marauder
MARAUD'ER, n. A rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; usually applied to small parties ...

34196

marauding
MARAUD'ING, ppr. Roving in search of plunder.MARAUD'ING, n. A roving for plunder; a plundering by ...

34197

maravedi
MARAVE'DI, n. A small copper coin of Spain, equal to three mills American money, less than a ...

34198

marble
M`ARBLE, n. [L. marmor; Gr. white.]1. The popular name of any species of calcarious stone or ...

34199

marbled
M`ARBLED, pp. Diversified in color; veined like marble.

34200

marbled-hearted
M`ARBLED-HE`ARTED, a. Having a heart like marble; hard hearted; cruel; insensible; incapable of ...

34201

marbling
M`ARBLING, ppr. Variegating in colors; clouding or veining like marble.M`ARBLING, n. The art or ...

34202

marcasite
M`ARCASITE, n. A name which has been given to all sorts of minerals, to ores, pyrites, and ...

34203

marcasitic
MARCASIT'IC, a. Pertaining to marcasite; of the nature of marcasite.

34204

marcescent
MARCES'CENT, a. [L. marcescens, marcesco.]Withering; fading; decaying.

34205

marcessible
MARCES'SIBLE, a. That may wither; liable to decay.

34206

march
M`ARCH, n. [L. Mars, the god of war.]The third month of the year.M`ARCH, v.i. To border on; to be ...

34207

marcher
M`ARCHER, n. The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.

34208

marches
M`ARCHES, n. plu. Borders; limits; confines; as lord of the marches.

34209

marching
M`ARCHING, ppr. Moving or walking in order or in a stately manner.M`ARCHING, n. Military movement; ...

34210

marchioness
M`ARCHIONESS, n. The wife or widow of a marquis; or a female having the rank and dignity of a ...

34211

marchpane
M`ARCHPANE, n. [L. panis, bread.] A kind of sweet bread or biscuit. [Not used.]

34212

marcid
M`ARCID, a. [L. marcidus, from marceo, to pine.]Pining; wasted away; lean; withered.

34213

marcor
M`ARCOR, n. [L.] The state of withering or wasting; leanness; waste of flesh. [Little used.]

34214

mare
MARE, n. The female of the horse,or equine genus of quadrupeds.A kind or torpor or stagnation ...

34215

mareca
MAR'ECA, n. A species of duck in South America.

34216

marena
MARE'NA, n. A kind of fish somewhat like a pilchard.

34217

mareschal
M`ARESCHAL, n. m`arshal. The chief commander of an army.

34218

margarate
M`ARGARATE, n. [L. margarita, a pearl, from the Greek.]In chimistry, a compound of margaric acid ...

34219

margaric
MARGAR'IC, a. [supra.] Pertaining to pearl. The margaric acid is obtained by digesting soap made ...

34220

margarin
M`ARGARIN

34221

margarine
M`ARGARINE, n. A peculiar pearl-like substance, extracted from hog's lard; called also margarite ...

34222

margarite
M`ARGARITE, n. A pearl.1. Margaric acid.2. A mineral of a grayish white color found in Tyrol.

34223

margay
M`ARGAY, n. An American animal of the cat kind.

34224

margin
M`ARGIN, n. [L. margo.]1. A border; edge; brink; verge; as the margin of a river or lake.2. The ...

34225

marginal
M`ARGINAL, a. Pertaining to a margin.1. Written or printed in the margin; as a marginal note or ...

34226

marginally
M`ARGINALLY, adv. In the margin of a book.

34227

marginated
M`ARGINATED, a. Having a margin.

34228

margode
M`ARGODE, n. A bluish gray stone, resembling clay in external appearance, but so hard as to cut ...

34229

margot
M`ARGOT, n. A fish of the perch kind, found in the waters of Carolina.

34230

margrave
M`ARGRAVE, n. Originally, a lord or keeper of the marches or borders; now a title of nobility in ...

34231

margraviate
MARGRA'VIATE, n. The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.

34232

mariets
MAR'IETS, n. A kind of violet, [violae marianae.]

34233

marigenous
MARIG'ENOUS, a. [L. mare, the sea, and gigno, to produce.]Produced in or by the sea.

34234

marigold
MAR'IGOLD, n. A plant of the genus Calendula, bearing a yellow flower. There are several plants ...

34235

marikin
MAR'IKIN, n. A species of monkey having a mane.

34236

marinate
MAR'INATE, v.t. To salt or pickle fish, and then preserve them in oil or vinegar. [Little used.]

34237

marine
MARINE, a. [L. marinus, from mare,the sea.]1. Pertaining to the sea; as marine productions or ...

34238

mariner
MAR'INER, n. [L. mare,the sea.] A seaman or sailor; one whose occupation is to assist in ...

34239

mariput
MAR'IPUT, n. The zoril, an animal of the skunk tribe.

34240

marish
MAR'ISH, n. [L. mare.] Low ground, wet or covered with water and coarse grass; a fen; a bog; a ...

34241

marital
MAR'ITAL, a. [L. maritus.] Pertaining to a husband.

34242

maritime
MAR'ITIME, a. [L. maritimus, from mare, the sea.]1. Relating or pertaining to the sea or ocean; as ...

34243

marjoram
M`ARJORAM, n. A plant of the genus Origanum, of several species. The sweet marjoram is peculiarly ...

34244

mark
M`ARK, n. [L. mercor, the primary sense of which is to go, to pass; Gr. to pass; Eng. fair, and ...

34245

markable
M`ARKABLE, a. Remarkable. [Not in use.]

34246

marked
M`ARKED, pp. Impressed with any note or figure of distinction; noted; distinguished by some ...

34247

marker
M`ARKER, n. One who puts a mark on any thing.1. One that notes or takes notice.

34248

market
M`ARKET, n. [L. mercatus, from mercor,to buy.]1. A public place in a city or town, where ...

34249

market-bell
M`ARKET-BELL, n. The bell that gives notice of the time or day of market.

34250

market-cross
M`ARKET-CROSS, n. A cross set up where a market is held.

34251

market-day
M`ARKET-DAY, n. The day of a public market.

34252

market-folks
M`ARKET-FOLKS, n. People that come to the market.

34253

market-house
M`ARKET-HOUSE, n. A building for a public market.

34254

market-maid
M`ARKET-MAID, n. A woman that brings things to market.

34255

market-man
M`ARKET-MAN, n. A man that brings things to market.

34256

market-place
M`ARKET-PLACE, n. The place where provisions or goods are exposed to sale.

34257

market-price
M`ARKET-PRICE

34258

market-rate
M`ARKET-RATE, n. The current price of commodities at any given time.

34259

market-town
M`ARKET-TOWN, n. A town that has the privilege of a stated public market.

34260

market-woman
M`ARKET-WOMAN, n. A woman that brings things to market or that attends a market for selling any ...

34261

marketable
M`ARKETABLE, n. That may be sold; salable.1. Current in market; as marketable value.

34262

marksman
M`ARKSMAN, n. [Mark and man.] One that is skillful to hit a mark; he that shoots well.1. One who, ...

34263

marl
M`ARL, n. [L. marga.] A species of calcarious earth, of different composition, being united with ...

34264

marlaceous
MARLA'CEOUS, a. Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.

34265

marline
M`ARLINE, n. A small line composed of two strands little twisted,and either tarred or white; used ...

34266

marline-spike
M`ARLINE-SPIKE, n. A small iron like a large spike, used to open the bolt rope when the sail is to ...

34267

marling
M`ARLING, n. The act of winding a small line about a rope, to prevent its being galled.

34268

marlite
M`ARLITE, n. A variety of marl.

34269

marlitic
MARLIT'IC, a. Partaking of the qualities of marlite.

34270

marlpit
M`ARLPIT, n. A pit where marl is dug.

34271

marly
M`ARLY, a. Consisting in or partaking of marl.1. Resembling marl.2. Abounding with marl.

34272

marmalade
M`ARMALADE, n. [L. melo, mel.] The pulp of quinces boiled into a consistence with sugar, or a ...

34273

marmalite
M`ARMALITE, n. [Gr. to shine.] A mineral of a pearly or metallic luster; a hydrate of magnesia.

34274

marmoraceous
MARMORA'CEOUS, a. Pertaining to or like marble. [See Marmorean, the more legitimate word.]

34275

marmorated
M`ARMORATED, a. [L. marmor, marble.] Covered with marble. [Little used.]

34276

marmoration
MARMORA'TION, n. A covering or incrusting with marble. [Little used.]

34277

marmorean
MARMO'REAN, a. [L. marmoreus.] Pertaining to marble.1. Made of marble.

34278

marmose
M`ARMOSE, n. An animal resembling the opossum, but less. Instead of a bag, this animal has two ...

34279

marmoset
M`ARMOSET, n. A small monkey.

34280

marmot
M`ARMOT, n. A quadruped of the genus Arctomys, allied to the murine tribe. It is about the size of ...

34281

maroon
MAROON', n. A name given to free blacks living on the mountains in the West India isles.MAROON', ...

34282

marque
M`ARQUE

34283

marquetry
M`ARQUETRY, n. Inlaid work; work inlaid with variegations of fine wood, shells, ivory and the ...

34284

marquis
M`ARQUIS, n. A title of honor in Great Britain, next to that of duke. Originally, the marquis was ...

34285

marquisate
M`ARQUISATE, n. The seigniory, dignity, or lordship of a marquis.

34286

marrer
M`ARRER, n. [from mar.] One that mars, hurts or impairs.

34287

marriable
MARRIABLE, for marriageable. [Not used.]

34288

marriage
MAR'RIAGE, n. [L.mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal ...

34289

marriage-articles
MAR'RIAGE-ARTICLES, n. Contract or agreement on which a marriage is founded.

34290

marriageable
MAR'RIAGEABLE, a. Of an age suitable for marriage; fit to be married. Young persons are ...

34291

married
MAR'RIED, pp. [from marry.] United in wedlock.1. a. Conjugal; connubial; as the married state.

34292

marrow
MAR'ROW, n. 1. A soft oleaginous substance contained in the cavities of animal bones.2. The ...

34293

marrow-bone
MAR'ROW-BONE, n. A bone containing marrow,or boiled for its marrow.1. The bone of the knee; in ...

34294

marrowfat
MAR'ROWFAT, n. A kind of rich pea.

34295

marrowish
MAR'ROWISH, a. Of the nature of marrow.

34296

marrowless
MAR'ROWLESS, a. Destitute of marrow.

34297

marrowy
MAR'ROWY, a. Full of marrow; pithy.

34298

marry
MAR'RY, v.t. [L. mas, maris, a male; L. vir, a husband, a lord or master.]1. To unite in wedlock or ...

34299

mars
M`ARS, n. In mythology, the god of war; in modern usage, a planet; and in the old chimistry, a term ...

34300

marsh
M`ARSH, n. A tract of low land, usually or occasionally covered with water, or very wet and miry, ...

34301

marsh-elder
M`ARSH-EL'DER, n. The gelder rose, a species of Viburnum.

34302

marsh-mallow
M`ARSH-MAL'LOW, n. A plant of the genus Althaea.

34303

marsh-marigold
M`ARSH-MAR'IGOLD, n. A plant of the genus Caltha.

34304

marsh-rocket
M`ARSH-ROCK'ET, n. A species of water cresses.

34305

marshal
M`ARSHAL, n. 1. The chief officer of arms, whose duty it is to regulate combats in the lists.2. ...

34306

marshaled
M`ARSHALED, pp. Arranged in due order.

34307

marshaler
M`ARSHALER, n. One who disposes in due order.

34308

marshaling
M`ARSHALING, ppr. Arranging in due order.

34309

marshalsea
M`ARSHALSEA, n. In England, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's ...

34310

marshalship
M`ARSHALSHIP, n. The office of a marshal.

34311

marshy
M`ARSHY, a. [from marsh.] Wet; boggy; fenny.1. Produced in marshes; as a marshy weed.

34312

mart
M`ART, n. [from market.] A place of sale or traffick. It was formerly applied chiefly to markets ...

34313

martagon
M`ARTAGON, n. A kind of lily.

34314

martel
M`ARTEL, v.t. To strike.

34315

marten
MARTEN. [See Martin.]

34316

martial
M`ARTIAL, a. [L. martialis; Mars, the god of war.]1. Pertaining to war; suited to war; as martial ...

34317

martialism
M`ARTIALISM, n. Bravery; martial exercises. [Not in use.]

34318

martialist
M`ARTIALIST, n. A warrior; a fighter. [Not used.]

34319

martin
M`ARTIN, n. [L. murus.] A bird of the genus Hirundo, which forms its nest in buildings. It was ...

34320

martinet
M`ARTINET

34321

martinets
M`ARTINETS, n. In ships, martinets are small lines fastened to the leech of a sail, to bring it ...

34322

martingal
M`ARTINGAL, n.1. A strap or thong fastened to the girth under a horse's belly, and at the other ...

34323

martinmas
M`ARTINMAS, n. [Martin and mass.] The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November.

34324

martlet
M`ARTLET, n. In military language, a strict disciplinarian; so called from an officer of that ...

34325

martyr
M`ARTYR, n. [Gr. a witness.] One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel. ...

34326

martyrdom
M`ARTYRDOM, n. The death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of one's adherence to the ...

34327

martyrize
M`ARTYRIZE, v.t. To offer as a martyr. [Little used.]

34328

martyrological
MARTYROLOG'ICAL, a. Registering or registered in a catalogue or martyrs.

34329

martyrologist
MARTYROL'OGIST, n. A writer of martyrology, or an account of martyrs.

34330

martyrology
MARTYROL'OGY, n. [Gr. a witness, and discourse.] A history or account of martyrs with their ...

34331

marvel
M`ARVEL, n. [L. mirabilis, wonderful, from miror; demiror, mora, delay, and perhaps morior; Eng. ...

34332

marveling
M`ARVELING, ppr. Wondering.

34333

marvelous
M`ARVELOUS, a.1. Wonderful; strange; exciting wonder or some degree of surprise. This is the ...

34334

marvelously
M`ARVELOUSLY, adv. Wonderfully; strangely; in a manner to excite wonder or surprise.

34335

marvelousness
M`ARVELOUSNESS, n. Wonderfulness; strangeness.

34336

mary-bud
MA'RY-BUD, n. The marigold.

34337

mascle
M`ASCLE, n. m`asl. In heraldry, a lozenge, as it were perforated.

34338

masculine
M`ASCULINE, a. [L. masculinus, from masculus, mas.]1. Having the qualities of a man; strong; ...

34339

masculinely
M`ASCULINELY, adv. Like a man.

34340

masculineness
M`ASCULINENESS, n. The quality or state of being manly; resemblance of man in qualities; as in ...

34341

mash
MASH, n. [L. mastico.]1. A mixture or mass of ingredients, beaten or blended together in a ...

34342

mashed
MASH'ED, pp. Beat into a mass; bruised; crushed; mixed into a mash.

34343

mashing
MASH'ING, ppr. Beating into a mass; bruising; crushing.

34344

mashing-tub
MASH'ING-TUB, n. A tub for containing the mash in breweries.

34345

mashy
MASH'Y, a. Produced by crushing or bruising.

34346

mask
M`ASK, n.1. A cover for the face; that which conceals the face, especially a cover with apertures ...

34347

mask-house
M`ASK-HOUSE, n. A place for masquerades.

34348

masked
M`ASKED, pp. Having the face covered; concealed; disguised.1. a. In botany, personate.

34349

masker
M`ASKER, n. One that wears a mask; one that plays the fool at a masquerade.

34350

maskery
M`ASKERY, n. The dress or disguise of a masker.

34351

masking
M`ASKING, ppr. Covering with a mask; concealing.

34352

maslin
MASLIN. [See Meslin.]

34353

mason
MA'SON, n. ma'sn.1. A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones, or to construct the walls ...

34354

masonic
MASON'IC, a. Pertaining to the craft or mysteries of free masons.

34355

masonry
MA'SONRY, n.1. The art or occupation of a mason.2. The work or performance of a mason; as when we ...

34356

masora
MAS'ORA, n. [Heb.] A Hebrew work on the bible, by several Rabbins.

34357

masoretic
MASORET'IC, a. [Heb. to deliver, whence masora, tradition, whence the Masorites, the adherents to ...

34358

masorite
MAS'ORITE, n. One of the writers of the Masora.

34359

masquerade
MASQUERA'DE, n.1. A nocturnal assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with ...

34360

masquerader
MASQUERA'DER, n. A person wearing a mask; one disguised.

34361

masquerading
MASQUERA'DING, ppr. Assembling in masks for diversion.

34362

mass
M`ASS, n. [L. massa, a mass; Gr. to beat or pound.]1. A lump; a body of matter concreted, ...

34363

massacer
MAS'SACER

34364

massacre
MAS'SACRE, n.1. The murder of an individual, or the slaughter of numbers of human beings, with ...

34365

massacrer
MAS'SACRER, n. One who massacres. [A very bad word.]

34366

masser
M`ASSER, n. A priest who celebrates mass.

34367

masseter
MAS'SETER, n. [Gr. to chew.] A muscle which raises the under jaw.

34368

massicot
MAS'SICOT

34369

massiness
M`ASSINESS

34370

massive
M`ASSIVE

34371

massiveness
M`ASSIVENESS, n. [See Massy, Massive.] The state of being massy; great weight or weight with ...

34372

massy
M`ASSY, a. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; bulky and heavy; as a massy shield; a massy rock. The ...

34373

mast
M`AST, n. A long, round piece of timber, elevated or designed to be raised perpendicularly or ...

34374

masted
M`ASTED, a. Furnished with a mast or masts.

34375

master
M`ASTER, n. [L. magister, compounded of the root of magis, major, greater.]1. A man who rules, ...

34376

master-hand
M`ASTER-HAND, n. The hand of a man eminently skillful.

34377

master-jest
M`ASTER-JEST, n. Principal jest.

34378

master-key
M`ASTER-KEY, n. The key that opens many locks, the subordinate keys of which open only one each.

34379

master-lode
M`ASTER-LODE, n. In mining, the principal vein of ore.

34380

master-piece
M`ASTER-PIECE, n. A capital performance; any thing done or made with superior or extraordinary ...

34381

master-sinew
M`ASTER-SINEW, n. A large sinew that surrounds the hough of a horse, and divides it from the bone ...

34382

master-string
M`ASTER-STRING, n. Principal string.

34383

master-stroke
M`ASTER-STROKE, n. Capital performance.

34384

master-tooth
M`ASTER-TOOTH, n. A principal tooth.

34385

master-touch
M`ASTER-TOUCH, n. Principal performance.

34386

master-work
M`ASTER-WORK, n. Principal performance.

34387

master-wort
M`ASTER-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Imperatoria.

34388

masterdom
M`ASTERDOM, n. Dominion, rule. [Not used.]

34389

masterful
M`ASTERFUL, a. Having the skill of a master; also, imperious; arbitrary.

34390

masterless
M`ASTERLESS, a. Destitute of a master or owner.1. Ungoverned; unsubdued.

34391

masterly
M`ASTERLY, a. Formed or executed with superior skill; suitable to a master; most excellent; ...

34392

mastership
M`ASTERSHIP, n. Dominion; rule; supreme power.1. Superiority; preeminence. Where noble youths for ...

34393

mastery
M`ASTERY, n. Dominion; power of governing or commanding. If divided by mountains, they will fight ...

34394

mastful
M`ASTFUL, a. [from mast.] Abounding with mast, or fruit of oak, beech and other forest trees; as ...

34395

mastic
MAS'TIC

34396

masticate
MAS'TICATE, v.t. [L. mastico.] To chew; to grind with the teeth and prepare for swallowing and ...

34397

masticated
MAS'TICATED, pp. Chewed.

34398

masticating
MAS'TICATING, ppr. Chewing; breaking into small pieces with the teeth.

34399

mastication
MASTICA'TION, n. The act or operation of chewing solid food, breaking it into small pieces, and ...

34400

masticatory
MAS'TICATORY, a. Chewing; adapted to perform the office of chewing food.MAS'TICATORY, n. A ...

34401

mastich
MAS'TICH, n. [L. mastiche.]1. A resin exuding from the mastic-tree, a species of Pistacia, and ...

34402

masticot
MAS'TICOT, n. Calcined white lead; yellow oxyd of lead. Lead exposed to the air while melting, is ...

34403

mastiff
M`ASTIFF, n. plu. mastiffs. Mastives is irregular. [Low L. mastivus.] A large species of dog, ...

34404

mastless
M`ASTLESS, a. Having no mast; as a vessel.1. Bearing no mast; as a mastless oak or beech.

34405

mastlin
MASTLIN. [See Meslin.]

34406

mastodon
MAS'TODON, n. [Gr. mamilla, and tooth.] A genus of mammiferous animals resembling the elephant, ...

34407

mastoid
MAS'TOID, a. [Gr. the nipple or breast, and form.]Resembling the nipple or breast; as the mastoid ...

34408

mastress
MASTRESS, for mistress, is not used.

34409

masty
M`ASTY, a. Full of mast; abounding with acorns, &c.

34410

mat
MAT, n. [L. matta.]1. A texture of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, or other material, to be ...

34411

matachin
MAT'ACHIN, n. An old dance.

34412

matadore
MAT'ADORE, n. One of the three principal cards in the game of omber and quadrille, which are ...

34413

match
MATCH, n.1. Some very combustible substance used for catching fire from a spark, as hemp, flax, ...

34414

matchable
MATCH'ABLE, a. Equal; suitable; fit to be joined.1. Correspondent. [Little used.]

34415

matched
MATCH'ED, pp. Equaled; suited; placed in opposition; married.

34416

matching
MATCH'ING, ppr. Equaling; suiting; setting in opposition; uniting in marriage.

34417

matchless
MATCH'LESS, a. Having no equal; as matchless impudence; a matchless queen; matchless love or ...

34418

matchlessly
MATCH'LESSLY, adv. In a manner or degree not to be equaled.

34419

matchlessness
MATCH'LESSNESS, n. The state or quality of being without an equal.

34420

matchlock
MATCH'LOCK, n. Formerly, the lock of a musket which was fired by a match.

34421

matchmaker
MATCH'MAKER, n. One who makes matches for burning.1. One who contrives or effects a union by ...

34422

mate
MATE, n.1. A companion; an associate; one who customarily associates with another. Young persons ...

34423

mateless
MA'TELESS, a. Having no mate or companion.Materia Medica, a general name for every substance used ...

34424

material
MATE'RIAL, a. [L. materia, matter.]1. Consisting of matter; not spiritual; as material substance; ...

34425

materialism
MATE'RIALISM, n. The doctrine of materialists; the opinion of those who maintain that the soul of ...

34426

materialist
MATE'RIALIST, n. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances, and maintains that the soul ...

34427

materiality
MATERIAL'ITY, n. Material existence; corporeity; not spirituality.1. Importance; as the ...

34428

materialize
MATE'RIALIZE, v.t. To reduce to a state of matter; also, to regard as matter.

34429

materially
MATE'RIALLY, adv. In the state of matter.1. Not formally; substantially. An ill intention may ...

34430

materiate
MATE'RIATE

34431

materiated
MATE'RIATED, . [L. materiatus.] Consisting of matter. [Little used.]

34432

materiation
MATERIA'TION, n. The act of forming matter. [Not used.]

34433

maternal
MATERN'AL, a. [L. maternus, from mater, mother.] Motherly; pertaining to a mother; becoming a ...

34434

maternity
MATERN'ITY, n. The character or relation of a mother.

34435

matfelon
MAT'FELON, n. A plant of the genus Centaurea,knap-weed.

34436

math
MATH, n. A mowing; as in aftermath.

34437

mathematic
MATHEMAT'IC

34438

mathematical
MATHEMAT'ICAL, a. [L. mathematicus.] Pertaining to mathematics; as mathematical knowledge; ...

34439

mathematically
MATHEMAT'ICALLY, adv. According to the laws or principles of mathematical science.1. With ...

34440

mathematician
MATHEMATI'CIAN, n. One versed in mathematics.

34441

mathematics
MATHEMAT'ICS, n. [L. mathematica, from Gr. to learn.] The science of quantity; the science which ...

34442

mathemeg
MATH'EMEG, n. A fish of the cod kind, inhabiting Hudson's bay.

34443

mathes
MATH'ES, n. An herb.

34444

mathesis
MATH'ESIS, n. The doctrine of mathematics.

34445

matin
MAT'IN, a. [L. matutinus.] Pertaining to the morning; used in the morning; as a matin ...

34446

matins
MAT'INS, n. Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs. The vigils are celebrated before ...

34447

matrass
MAT'RASS, n. [L. mitto.] A cucurbit; a chimical vessel in the shape of an egg, or with a tapering ...

34448

matress
MAT'RESS, n. A quilted bed; a bed stuffed with hair, moss or other soft material, and quilted.

34449

matrice
MA'TRICE

34450

matricidal
MAT'RICIDAL, a. Pertaining to matricide.

34451

matricide
MAT'RICIDE, n. [L. matricidium; mater, mother, and coedo, to slay.]1. The killing or murder of a ...

34452

matriculate
MATRIC'ULATE, v.t. [L. matricula, a roll or register, from matrix.]To enter or admit to membership ...

34453

matriculation
MATRICULA'TION, n. The act of registering a name and admitting to membership.

34454

matrimonial
MATRIMO'NIAL, a.1. Pertaining to marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal; as matrimonial rights or ...

34455

matrimonially
MATRIMO'NIALLY, adv. According to the manner or laws of marriage.

34456

matrimonious
MATRIMO'NIOUS, a. Matrimonial. [Little used.]

34457

matrimony
MAT'RIMONY, n. [L. matrimonium, from mater, mother.] Marriage; wedlock; the union of man and woman ...

34458

matrix
MA'TRIX, n. [L. matrix, from mater, mother.]1. The womb; the cavity in which the fetus of an ...

34459

matron
MAT'RON, n. [L. matrona; from mater, mother.]An elderly married woman, or an elderly lady.

34460

matronal
MAT'RONAL, a. [L. matronalis.] Pertaining to a matron,suitable to an elderly lady or to a married ...

34461

matronize
MAT'RONIZE, v.t. To render matronlike.

34462

matronlike
MAT'RONLIKE, a. Having the manners of an elderly woman; grave; sedate; becoming a matron.

34463

matronly
MAT'RONLY, a. Elderly; advanced in years.

34464

matross
MATROSS', n. Matrosses are soldiers in a train of artillery, who are next to the gunners and ...

34465

mattamore
MAT'TAMORE, n. In the east, a subterranean repository for wheat.

34466

matter
MAT'TER, n. [L. materia; Heb. to measure; L. metior.]1. Substance excreted from living animal ...

34467

matterless
MAT'TERLESS, a. Void of matter.

34468

mattery
MAT'TERY, a. Purulent; generating pus; as a mattery cough.

34469

mattock
MAT'TOCK, n. A tool to grub up weeds or roots; a grubbing hoe.

34470

mattress
MATTRESS. [See Matress, a more correct orthography.]

34471

maturant
MAT'URANT, n. [L. maturo, from maturus, mature, ripe.]In pharmacy, a medicine or application to a ...

34472

maturate
MAT'URATE, v.t. [L. maturo, to hasten, from maturus, ripe.]To ripen; to hasten or promote ...

34473

maturation
MATURA'TION, n. The process of ripening or coming to maturity; ripeness.1. The process of ...

34474

maturative
MAT'URATIVE, a. Ripening; conducing to ripeness.1. Conducing to suppuration, or the formation of ...

34475

mature
MATU'RE, a. [L. maturus; meto.]1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth; as a man of mature ...

34476

matured
MATU'RED, pp. Ripened; advanced to perfection; prepared.

34477

maturely
MATU'RELY, adv. With ripeness; completely.1. With full deliberation. A prince entering on war, ...

34478

matureness
MATU'RENESS, n. Ripeness; a state of perfection or completeness; as the maturity of age or of ...

34479

maturing
MATU'RING, ppr. Ripening; being in or coming to a complete state.

34480

maturity
MATU'RITY

34481

matutinal
MAT'UTINAL

34482

matutine
MAT'UTINE, a. [L. matutinus.] Pertaining to the morning.

34483

matweed
MAT'WEED, n. A plant of the genus Lygeum.

34484

maudlin
MAUD'LIN, a. [corrupted from Magdelen, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and red with ...

34485

mauger
MAU'GER, adv. In spite of; in opposition to; not withstanding; used only in burlesque. This, ...

34486

maukin
MAUKIN. [See Malkin.]

34487

maul
MAUL, n. [L. malleus. See Mall.] A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.MAUL, v.t. To beat and ...

34488

maunch
MAUNCH, n. A loose sleeve. [Not used.]

34489

maund
MAUND, n. A handbasket; a word used in Scotland.MAUND

34490

maunder
MAUND'ER, v.t. and i. To mutter; to murmur; to grumble; to beg.MAUND'ER, n. A beggar.

34491

maunderer
MAUND'ERER, n. A grumbler.

34492

maundering
MAUND'ERING, n. Complaint.

34493

maundy-thursday
MAUNDY-THURSDAY, n. The Thursday in passion week, or next before Good Friday.

34494

mausolean
MAUSOLE'AN, a. Pertaining to a mausoleum; monumental.

34495

mausoleum
MAUSOLE'UM, n. A magnificent tomb, or stately sepulchral monument.

34496

mauther
MAU'THER, n. A foolish young girl. [Not used.]

34497

mavis
MA'VIS, n. A bird, a species of Turdus.

34498

maw
MAW, n.1. The stomach of brutes; applied to the stomach of human beings in contempt only.2. The ...

34499

mawk
MAWK, n. A maggot; a slattern. [Not in use.]

34500

mawkingly
MAWK'INGLY, adv. Slatternly; sluttishly.

34501

mawkish
MAWK'ISH, a. Apt to cause satiety or lothing. So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly dull.

34502

mawkishness
MAWK'ISHNESS, n. Aptness to cause lothing.

34503

mawky
MAWK'Y, a. Maggoty. [Local.]

34504

mawmet
MAW'MET, n. [from Mahomet.] A puppet; anciently, an idol.

34505

mawmetry
MAW'METRY, n. The religion of Mohammed; also, idolatry.

34506

mawmish
MAW'MISH, a. [from maw, or mawmet.] Foolish; silly; idle; nauseous.

34507

mawworm
MAW'WORM, n. A worm that infests the stomach.

34508

maxillar
MAX'ILLAR

34509

maxillary
MAX'ILLARY, a. [L. maxillaris, from maxilla, the jaw-bone; probably from the root of mash.] ...

34510

maxim
MAX'IM, n. [L. maximum, literally the greatest.]1. An established principle or proposition; a ...

34511

maxim-monger
MAX'IM-MONGER, n. One who deals much in maxims.

34512

maximum
MAX'IMUM, n. [L.] In mathematics, the greatest number or quantity attainable in any given case; ...

34513

may
MAY, n. [L. Maius.]1. The fifth month of the year, beginning with January, but the third, ...

34514

may-apple
MA'Y-APPLE, n. A plant of the genus Podophyllum.

34515

may-bloom
MA'Y-BLOOM, n. The hawthorn.

34516

may-bug
MA'Y-BUG, n. A chaffer.

34517

may-bush
MA'Y-BUSH, n. A plant of the genus Crataegus.

34518

may-day
MA'Y-DAY, n. The first day of May.

34519

may-dew
MA'Y-DEW, n. The dew of May, which is said to whiten linen, and to afford by repeated ...

34520

may-duke
MA'Y-DUKE, n. A variety of the common cherry.

34521

may-flower
MA'Y-FLOWER, n. A plant; a flower that appears in May.

34522

may-fly
MA'Y-FLY, n. An insect or fly that appears in May.

34523

may-game
MA'Y-GAME, n. Sport or diversion; play, such as is used on the first of May.

34524

may-lady
MA'Y-LADY, n. The queen or lady of May, in old May-games.

34525

may-lily
MA'Y-LILY, n. The lily of the valley, of the genus Convallaria.

34526

may-morn
MA'Y-MORN, n. Freshness; vigor.

34527

may-pole
MA'Y-POLE, n. A pole to dance round in May; a long pole erected.

34528

may-weed
MA'Y-WEED, n. A plant of the genus Anthemis.

34529

mayhem
MAYHEM. [See Maim.]

34530

maying
MA'YING, n. The gathering of flowers on May-day.

34531

mayor
MA'YOR, n. [L. miror.] The chief magistrate of a city, who, in London and York, is called lord ...

34532

mayoralty
MA'YORALTY, n. The office of a mayor.

34533

mayoress
MA'YORESS, n. The wife of a mayor.

34534

mazagan
MAZ'AGAN, n. A variety of the common bean, [vicia faba.]

34535

mazard
MAZ'ARD, n. [probably from the root of marsh.]1. The jaw. [Not used.]2. A kind of cherry.MAZ'ARD, ...

34536

mazarine
MAZARINE, n. A deep blue color.1. A particular way of dressing fowls.2. A little dish set in a ...

34537

maze
MAZE, n.1. A winding and turning; perplexed state of things; intricacy; a state that embarrasses. ...

34538

mazedness
MA'ZEDNESS, n. Confusion; astonishment.

34539

mazer
MA'ZER, n. A maple cup.

34540

mazological
MAZOLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to mazology.

34541

mazologist
MAZOL'OGIST, n. One versed in mazology.

34542

mazology
MAZOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a breast, and discourse.] The doctrine of history of mammiferous animals.

34543

mazy
MA'ZY, a. Winding; perplexed with turns and windings; intricate; as mazy error. To run the ring ...

34544

me
ME, pron. pers.; the objective case of I, answering to the oblique cases of ego, in Latin. [L. ...

34545

meacock
ME'ACOCK, n. An uxorious, effeminate man. [Not used.]ME'ACOCK, a. Lame; timorous; cowardly. ...

34546

mead
MEAD, n. [L. madeo, to be wet.] A fermented liquor consisting of honey and water, sometimes ...

34547

meadow
MEADOW, n. med'o. A tract of low land. In America, the word is applied particularly to the low ...

34548

meadow-ore
MEAD'OW-ORE, n. In mineralogy, conchoidal bog iron ore.

34549

meadow-rue
MEAD'OW-RUE, n. A plant of the genus Thalictrum.

34550

meadow-saffron
MEAD'OW-SAFFRON, n. A plant of the genus Colchicum.

34551

meadow-saxifrage
MEAD'OW-SAXIFRAGE, n. A plant of the genus Peucedanum.

34552

meadow-sweet
MEAD'OW-SWEET, n. A plant of the genus Spiraea.

34553

meadow-wort
MEAD'OW-WORT, n. A plant.

34554

meadowy
MEAD'OWY, a. Containing meadow.

34555

meager
ME'AGER, a. [L. macer; Gr. small; allied to Eng. meek.]1. Thin; lean; destitute of flesh or having ...

34556

meagerly
ME'AGERLY, adv. Poorly; thinly.

34557

meagerness
ME'AGERNESS, n. Leanness; want of flesh.1. Poorness; barrenness; want of fertility or richness.2. ...

34558

meak
MEAK, n. A hook with a long handle.

34559

meal
MEAL, n.1. A portion of food taken at one time; a repast. It is customary in the U. States to eat ...

34560

meal-man
MEA'L-MAN, n. A man that deals in meal.

34561

meal-time
ME'AL-TIME, n. The usual time of eating meals.

34562

mealiness
ME'ALINESS, n. The quality of being mealy; softness or smoothness to the touch.

34563

mealy
ME'ALY, a. Having the qualities of meal; soft; smooth to the feel.1. Like meal; farinaceous; ...

34564

mealy-mouthed
ME'ALY-MOUTHED, a. Literally,having a soft mouth; hence,unwilling to tell the truth in plain ...

34565

mealy-mouthedness
MEALY-MOUTH'EDNESS, n. Inclination to express the truth in soft words, or to disguise the plain ...

34566

mean
MEAN, a. [L. communis, vulgus, minor and minuo.]1. Wanting dignity; low in rank or birth; as a man ...

34567

meander
MEAN'DER, n. [the name of a winding river in Phrygia.]1. A winding course; a winding or turning in ...

34568

meandering
MEAN'DERING, ppr. or a. Winding in a course, passage or current.

34569

meandrian
MEAN'DRIAN, a. Winding; having many turns.

34570

meaning
ME'ANING, ppr. Having in mind; intending; signifying.ME'ANING, n. That which exists in the mind, ...

34571

meanly
ME'ANLY, adv. [See Mean.] Moderately; not in a great degree. In the reign of Domitian, poetry was ...

34572

meanness
ME'ANNESS, n. Want of dignity or rank; low state; as meanness of birth or condition. Poverty is ...

34573

meant
MEANT, pret. and pp. of mean.

34574

mear
MEAR. [See Mere.]

34575

mease
ME'ASE, n. [from the root of measure.] The quantity of 500; as a mease of herrings. [Not used in ...

34576

measle
MEASLE, n. mee'zl. A leper. [Not in use.]

34577

measled
MEASLED, a. mee'zled. [See Measles.]Infected or spotted with measles.

34578

measles
MEASLES, n. mee'zles; with a plural termination.1. A contagious disease of the human body,usually ...

34579

measly
MEASLY, a. mee'zly. Infected with measles or eruptions.

34580

measurable
MEASURABLE, a. mezh'urable. [See Measure.]1. That may be measured; susceptible of mensuration or ...

34581

measurableness
MEASURABLENESS, n. mezh'urableness. The quality of admitting mensuration.

34582

measurably
MEASURABLY, adv. mezh'urably. Moderately; in a limited degree.

34583

measure
MEASURE, n. mezh'ur. [L. mensura, from mensus, with a casual n, the participle of metior, to ...

34584

measured
MEASURED, pp. mezh'ured. Computed or ascertained by a rule; adjusted; proportioned; passed over.1. ...

34585

measureless
MEASURELESS, a. mezh'urless. Without measure; unlimited; immeasurable.

34586

measurement
MEASUREMENT, n. mezh'urment. The act of measuring; mensuration.

34587

measurer
MEASURER, n. mezh'urer. One who measures; one whose occupation or duty is to measure commodities ...

34588

measuring
MEASURING, ppr. mezh'uring. Computing or ascertaining length, dimensions, capacity or amount.1. ...

34589

meat
MEAT, n.1. Food in general; any thing eaten for nourishment, either by man or beast. And God said, ...

34590

meat-offering
ME'AT-OFFERING, n. An offering consisting of meat or food.

34591

meated
ME'ATED, a. Fed; fattened. [Not used.]

34592

meathe
MEATHE, n. Liquor or drink. [Not used.]

34593

meaty
ME'ATY, a. Fleshy, but not fat. [Local.]

34594

meawl
MEAWL. [See Mewl.]

34595

meazling
ME'AZLING, ppr. Falling in small drops; properly mizzling, or rather mistling, from mist.

34596

mechanic
MECHAN'IC

34597

mechanical
MECHAN'ICAL, a. [L. mechanicus; Gr. a machine.]1. Pertaining to machines, or to the art of ...

34598

mechanically
MECHAN'ICALLY, adv. According to the laws of mechanism, or good workmanship.1. By physical force ...

34599

mechanicalness
MECHAN'ICALNESS, n. The state of being mechanical, or governed by mechanism.

34600

mechanician
MECHANI'CIAN, n. One skilled in mechanics.

34601

mechanics
MECHAN'ICS, n. That science which treats of the doctrines of motion. It investigates the forces by ...

34602

mechanism
MECH'ANISM, n. The construction of a machine, engine or instrument, intended to apply power to a ...

34603

mechanist
MECH'ANIST, n. The maker of machines, or one skilled in mechanics.

34604

mechlin
MECH'LIN, n. A species of lace, made at Mechlin.

34605

mechoacan
MECHO'ACAN, n. White jalap, the root of an American species of Convolvulus, from Mechoacan, in ...

34606

meconiate
MECO'NIATE, n. A salt consisting of meconic acid and a base.

34607

meconic
MECON'IC, a. Meconic acid is an acid contained in opium.

34608

meconite
MEC'ONITE, n. A small sandstone; ammite.

34609

meconium
MECO'NIUM, n. [Gr. poppy.]1. The juice of the white poppy, which has the virtues of opium.2. The ...

34610

medal
MED'AL, n. [L. metallum, metal.] An ancient coin, or a piece of metal in the form of a coin, ...

34611

medallic
MEDAL'LIC, a. Pertaining to a medal or to medals.

34612

medallion
MEDAL'LION, n. A large antique stamp or medal.1. The representation of a medallion.

34613

medallist
MED'ALLIST, n. A person that is skilled or curious in medals.

34614

meddle
MED'DLE, v.i.1. To have to do; to take part; to interpose and act in the concerns of others, or in ...

34615

meddler
MED'DLER, n. One that meddles; one that interferes or busies himself with things in which he has ...

34616

meddlesome
MED'DLESOME, a. Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously ...

34617

meddlesomeness
MED'DLESOMENESS, n. Officious interposition in the affairs of others.

34618

meddling
MED'DLING, ppr. Having to do; touching; handling; officiously interposing in other men's ...

34619

medial
ME'DIAL, a. [L. medius, middle.] Mean; noting a mean or average.Medial alligation, is a method of ...

34620

mediant
ME'DIANT, n. In music, an appellation given to the third above the key-note, because it divides the ...

34621

mediate
ME'DIATE, a. [L. medius, middle.] Middle; being between the two extremes. Anxious we hover in a ...

34622

mediately
ME'DIATELY, adv. By means or by a secondary cause,acting between the first cause and the effect. ...

34623

mediation
MEDIA'TION, n. [L. medius, middle.]1. Interposition; intervention; agency between parties at ...

34624

mediator
MEDIA'TOR, n. One that interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling ...

34625

mediatorial
MEDIATO'RIAL, a. Belonging to a mediator; as mediatorial office or character. [Mediatory is not ...

34626

mediatorship
MEDIA'TORSHIP, n. The office of a mediator.

34627

mediatress
MEDIA'TRESS

34628

mediatrix
MEDIA'TRIX, n. A female mediator.

34629

medic
MED'IC, n. A plant of the genus Medicago. The sea-medic is of the same genus; the medic vetch is ...

34630

medicable
MED'ICABLE, a. [See Medical.] That may be cured or healed.

34631

medical
MED'ICAL, a. [L. medicus, from medcor, to heal; Gr. cure.]1. Pertaining to the art of healing ...

34632

medically
MED'ICALLY, adv. In the manner of medicine; according to the rules of the healing art, or for the ...

34633

medicament
MED'ICAMENT, n. [L.medicamentum.] Any thing used for healing diseases or wounds; a medicine; a ...

34634

medicamental
MEDICAMENT'AL, a. Relating to healing applications; having the qualities of medicaments.

34635

medicamentally
MEDICAMENT'ALLY, adv. After the manner of healing applications.

34636

medicaster
MED'ICASTER, n. A quack.

34637

medicate
MED'ICATE, v.t. [L. medico.] To tincture or impregnate with healing substances, or with any thing ...

34638

medicated
MED'ICATED, pp. Prepared or furnished with any thing medicinal.

34639

medicating
MED'ICATING, ppr. Impregnating with medical substances; preparing with any thing medicinal.

34640

medication
MEDICA'TION, n. The act or process of impregnating with medicinal substances; the infusion of ...

34641

medicinable
MEDIC'INABLE, a. Having the properties of medicine; medicinal. [The latter is the word now used.]

34642

medicinal
MEDIC'INAL, . [L. medicinalis.] Having the property of healing or of mitigating disease; adapted ...

34643

medicinally
MEDIC'INALLY, adv. In the manner of medicine; with medicinal qualities.1. With a view to healing; ...

34644

medicine
MED'ICINE, n. [L. medicina, from medeor, to cure; vulgarly and improperly pronounced med'sn.]1. ...

34645

mediety
MEDI'ETY, n. [L.medietas; from L.medius, middle.]The middle state or part; half; moiety. [Little ...

34646

medin
ME'DIN, n. A small coin.

34647

mediocral
MEDIO'CRAL, a. [L. mediocris.] Being of a middle quality; indifferent; ordinary; as mediocral ...

34648

mediocrist
ME'DIOCRIST, n. A person of middling abilities. [Not used.]

34649

mediocrity
MEDIOC'RITY, n. [L.mediocritas, from mediocris, middling; medius,middle.]1. A middle state or ...

34650

meditate
MED'ITATE, v.i. [L. meditor.]1. To dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to ...

34651

meditated
MED'ITATED, pp. Planned; contrived.

34652

meditating
MED'ITATING, ppr. Revolving in the mind; contemplating; contriving.

34653

meditation
MEDITA'TION, n. [L.meditatio.] Close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject ...

34654

meditative
MED'ITATIVE, a. Addicted to meditation.1. Expressing meditation or design.

34655

mediterrane
MEDITERRA'NE

34656

mediterranean
MEDITERRA'NEAN

34657

mediterraneous
MEDITERRA'NEOUS, a. [L.medius, middle, and terra, land.]1. Inclosed or nearly inclosed with land; ...

34658

medium
ME'DIUM, n. plu.mediums; media not being generally, though sometimes used. [L.] In philosophy, the ...

34659

medlar
MED'LAR, n. [L. mespilus.] A tree and a genus of trees, called Mespilus; also, the fruit of the ...

34660

medle
MED'LE, v.t. To mix; not used,but hence,

34661

medley
MED'LEY, n. A mixture; a mingled and confused mass of ingredients; used often or commonly with ...

34662

medullar
MEDUL'LAR

34663

medullary
MED'ULLARY, a. [L. medullaris, from medulla, marrow.]Pertaining to marrow; consisting of marrow; ...

34664

medullin
MEDUL'LIN, n. [L. medulla.] The pith of the sunflower, which has neither taste nor smell. It is ...

34665

meed
MEED, n.1. Reward; recompense; that which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of merit. ...

34666

meek
MEEK, a. [L. mucus; Eng. mucilage; Heb. to melt.]1. Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily ...

34667

meeken
MEE'KEN, v.t. mee'kn. To make meek; to soften; to render mild.

34668

meekly
MEE'KLY, adv. Mildly; gently; submissively; humbly; not proudly or roughly. And this mis-seeming ...

34669

meekness
MEE'KNESS, n. Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and ...

34670

meer
MEER, a. Simple; unmixed; usually written mere.MEER, n. A lake; a boundary. [See Mere.]

34671

meer-schaum
MEER-SCHAUM, n. A hydrate of magnesia combined with silex. It occurs in beds in Natolia,and when ...

34672

meered
MEE'RED, a. Relating to a boundary. [See Mere.]

34673

meet
MEET, a. [L. convenio.] Fit; suitable; proper; qualified; convenient; adapted, as to a use or ...

34674

meeter
MEE'TER, n. One that meets another; one that accosts another.

34675

meeting
MEE'TING, ppr. Coming together; encountering; joining; assembling.MEE'TING, n. A coming together; ...

34676

meeting-house
MEE'TING-HOUSE, a. A place of worship; a church.

34677

meetly
MEE'TLY, adv. [from meet.] Fitly; suitably; properly.

34678

meetness
MEE'TNESS, n. [from meet.] Fitness; suitableness; propriety.

34679

megacosm
MEG'ACOSM, n. [Gr. great, and world.] The great world.

34680

megalonyx
MEGALON'YX, n. [Gr. great, and a nail.] An animal now extinct, whose bones have been found in ...

34681

megalopolis
MEGALOP'OLIS, n. [Gr. great, and city.] A chief city; a metropolis. [Not in use.]

34682

megatherium
MEGATHE'RIUM

34683

megathery
MEGATH'ERY , n. [Gr. great, and a wild beast.] A quadruped now extinct, but whose remains have ...

34684

megrim
ME'GRIM, n. [ L. hemicrania, half the head.] Properly, a pain in the side of the head; hence, a ...

34685

meine
MEINE, v.t. To mingle.MEINE

34686

meionite
MEIONITE, n. [Gr. less; from its low pyramids.]pyramidical feldspar, of a grayish white color. It ...

34687

meiosis
MEIO'SIS, n. [Gr.] Diminution; a rhetorical figure, a species of hyperbole, representing a thing ...

34688

melampode
MEL'AMPODE, n. [Gr. blackfoot.] The black hellebore.

34689

melanage
MELANAGE, n. melanj'. A mixture. [Not English.]

34690

melanagogue
MELANAGOGUE, n. melan'agog. [Gr. black, and to drive.]A medicine supposed to expel black bile or ...

34691

melancholic
MEL'ANCHOLIC, a. [See Melancholy.]1. Depressed in spirits; affected with gloom; dejected; ...

34692

melancholily
MEL'ANCHOLILY, adv. With melancholy.

34693

melancholiness
MEL'ANCHOLINESS, n. State of being melancholy; disposition to indulge gloominess of mind.

34694

melancholious
MELANCHO'LIOUS, a. Gloomy. [Not in use.]

34695

melancholist
MEL'ANCHOLIST, n. One affected with melancholy.

34696

melancholize
MEL'ANCHOLIZE, v.i. To become gloomy in mind.MEL'ANCHOLIZE, v.t. To make melancholy.[This verb is ...

34697

melancholy
MEL'ANCHOLY, n. [Gr. black, and bile; L. melancholia.]1. A gloomy state of mind, often a gloomy ...

34698

melanite
MEL'ANITE, n. [Gr. black.] A mineral, a variety of garnet, of a velvet black or grayish black, ...

34699

melanitic
MELANIT'IC, a. Pertaining to melanite.

34700

melanteri
MEL'ANTERI, n. [Gr. black.] Salt or iron, or iron in a saline state, mixed with inflammable ...

34701

melanure
MEL'ANURE

34702

melanurus
MELANU'RUS, n. A small fish of the Mediterranean.

34703

melasses
MEL`ASSES, n. sing. [Gr. black, or honey.] The sirup which drains from Muscovado sugar when ...

34704

melilot
MEL'ILOT, n. A plant of the genus Trifolium.

34705

meliorate
ME'LIORATE, v.t. [L.melior,better.] To make better; to improve; as, to meliorate fruit by ...

34706

meliorated
ME'LIORATED, pp. Made better; improved.

34707

meliorating
ME'LIORATING, ppr. Improving; advancing in good qualities. The pure and benign light of revelation ...

34708

melioration
MELIORA'TION, n. The act or operation of making better; improvement.

34709

meliority
MELIOR'ITY, n. The state of being better. [Not in use.]

34710

mell
MELL, v.i. To mix; to meddle. [Not in use.]MELL, n. [L.mel.] Honey. [Not English.]

34711

mellate
MEL'LATE, n. [L. mel, honey.] A combination of the mellitic acid with a base.

34712

melliferous
MELLIF'EROUS, a. [L. mel, honey, and fero, to produce.] Producing honey.

34713

mellification
MELLIFICA'TION, n. [L. mellifico.] The making or production of honey.

34714

mellifluence
MELLIF'LUENCE, n. [L. mel, honey, and fluo, to flow.]A flow of sweetness, or a sweet smooth flow.

34715

mellifluent
MELLIF'LUENT

34716

mellifluous
MELLIF'LUOUS, a. Flowing with honey; smooth; sweetly flowing; as a mellifluous voice.

34717

mellit
MEL'LIT, n. In farriery, a dry scab on the heel of a horse's fore foot,cured by a mixture of honey ...

34718

mellite
MEL'LITE, n. [L.mel.] Honey stone; a mineral of a honey color,found only in very minute regular ...

34719

mellitic
MELLIT'IC, a. Pertaining to honey stone.

34720

mellow
MEL'LOW, a. [L. mollis, malus.]1. Soft with ripeness; easily yielding to pressure; as a mellow ...

34721

mellowness
MEL'LOWNESS, n. Softness; the quality of yielding easily to pressure; ripeness, as of fruit.1. ...

34722

mellowy
MEL'LOWY, a. Soft, unctuous.

34723

melocotone
MELOCOTO'NE, n. [L. malum cotoneum, quince-apple. Cotomeum is probably our cotton, and the fruit ...

34724

melodious
MELO'DIOUS, a. [See Melody.] Containing melody; musical; agreeable to the ear by a sweet ...

34725

melodiously
MELO'DIOUSLY, adv. In a melodious manner; musically.

34726

melodiousness
MELO'DIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being agreeable to the ear by a sweet succession of sounds; ...

34727

melodize
MEL'ODIZE, v.t. To make melodious.

34728

melodrame
MEL'ODRAME, n. [Gr. a song, and drama.] A dramatic performance in which songs are intermixed.

34729

melody
MEL'ODY, n. [Gr. a limb, or a song, an ode; L. melos.]An agreeable succession of sounds; a ...

34730

melon
MEL'ON, n. [L. melo; Gr. an apple; L. mollis.] The name of certain plants and their fruit, as the ...

34731

melon-thistle
MEL'ON-THISTLE, n. A plant of the genus Cactus.

34732

melrose
MEL'ROSE, n. [mel and rose.] Honey of roses.

34733

melt
MELT, v.t. [Eng.smelt,smalt. We have in these words decisive evidence that s, in smelten, &c. is a ...

34734

melted
MELT'ED, pp. Dissolved; made liquid; softened; discouraged.

34735

melter
MELT'ER, n. One that melts any thing.

34736

melting
MELT'ING, ppr. Dissolving; liquefying; softening; discouraging.1. a. Tending to soften; ...

34737

meltingly
MELT'INGLY, adv. In a manner to melt of soften.1. Like something melting.

34738

meltingness
MELT'INGNESS, n. The power of melting or softening.

34739

melwel
MEL'WEL, n. A fish.

34740

member
MEM'BER, n. [L. membrum.]1. A limb of animal bodies, as a leg, an arm, an ear, a finger, that is, ...

34741

membered
MEM'BERED, a. Having limbs.

34742

membership
MEM'BERSHIP, n. The state of being a member.1. Community; society.

34743

membranaceous
MEMBRANA'CEOUS, a. Belonging to a membrane; consisting of membranes; as a membraneous covering. ...

34744

membrane
MEM'BRANE, n. [L. membrana.] In anatomy, a thin, white, flexible skin, formed by fibers interwoven ...

34745

membraneous
MEMBRA'NEOUS

34746

membraniform
MEMBRA'NIFORM, a. Having the form of a membrane or of parchment.

34747

membranous
MEM'BRANOUS

34748

memento
MEMENT'O, n. [L. memini. See Memory.] A hint, suggestion; notice or memorial to awaken memory; ...

34749

memoir
MEM'OIR, n. A species of history written by a person who had some share in the transactions ...

34750

memorable
MEM'ORABLE, a. [L.memorabilis. See Memory.]Worthy to be remembered; illustrious; celebrated; ...

34751

memorably
MEM'ORABLY, adv. In a manner worthy to be remembered.

34752

memorandum
MEMORAND'UM, n. plu. memorandums or memoranda. [L.]A note to help the memory. I entered a ...

34753

memorative
MEM'ORATIVE, a. Adapted or tending to preserve the memory of any thing.

34754

memorial
MEMO'RIAL, a. [L.memorialis. See Memory.]1. Preservative of memory. There high in air memorial of ...

34755

memorialist
MEMO'RIALIST, n. One who writes a memorial.1. One who presents a memorial to a legislative or any ...

34756

memorialize
MEMO'RIALIZE, v.t. To present a memorial to; to petition by memorial.

34757

memorist
MEM'ORIST, n. One who causes to be remembered. [Not used.]

34758

memorize
MEM'ORIZE, v.t. To record; to commit to memory by writing. They neglect to memorize their conquest ...

34759

memory
MEM'ORY, n. [L. memoria; Gr. to remember, from mind, or the same root. See Mind.]1. The faculty ...

34760

memphian
MEMPH'IAN, a. [from Memphis, the ancient metropolis of Egypt, said to be altered from Menuf, Memf. ...

34761

men
MEN, plu. of man. Two or more males, individuals of the human race.1. Males of bravery. We will ...

34762

menace
MEN'ACE, v.t. [L. minor.]1. To threaten; to express or show a disposition or determination to ...

34763

menaced
MEN'ACED, pp. Threatened.

34764

menacer
MEN'ACER, n. One that threatens.

34765

menachanite
MEN'ACHANITE, n. An oxyd of titanium, or mineral of a grayish or iron black color, occurring in ...

34766

menachanitic
MENACHANIT'IC, a. Pertaining to menachanite.

34767

menacing
MEN'ACING, ppr. Threatening; declaring a disposition or determination to inflict evil.1. a. ...

34768

menage
MEN'AGE, n. A collection of brute animals.

34769

menagery
MEN'AGERY, n. A yard or place in which wild animals are kept, or a collection of wild animals.

34770

menagogue
MENAGOGUE, n. men'agog. [Gr. menstrua, and to drive.]A medicine that promotes the menstrual flux.

34771

menail
ME'NAIL, n. A domestic servant.

34772

mend
MEND, v.t. [L. emendo, menda, a fault, spot or blemish.]1. To repair, as a breach; to supply a ...

34773

mendable
MEND'ABLE, a. Capable of being mended.

34774

mendacious
MENDA'CIOUS, a. [L. mendax.] Lying; false. [Little used.]

34775

mendacity
MENDAC'ITY, n. [L.mendax, false, lying.] Falsehood.[The proper signification of this word would be ...

34776

mended
MEND'ED, pp. Repaired; made better; improved.

34777

mender
MEND'ER, n. One who mends or repairs.

34778

mendicancy
MEND'ICANCY, a. [L. medicans.] Beggary; a state of begging.

34779

mendicant
MEND'ICANT, a. [L. mendicans, from mendico, to beg; allied to L.mando, to command, demand.]1. ...

34780

mendicate
MEND'ICATE, v.t. To beg, or practice begging. [Not used.]

34781

mendicity
MENDIC'ITY,n. [L.mendicitas.] The state of begging; the life of a beggar.

34782

mendment
MENDMENT, for amendment. [Not in use.]

34783

mends
MENDS, for amends, not used.

34784

menhaden
MENHA'DEN, n. A species of fish.

34785

menial
ME'NIAL, a.1. Pertaining to servants or domestic servants; low; mean. The women attendants perform ...

34786

menilite
MEN'ILITE, n. A mineral substance found at Menil Montant near Paris, of the nature of silex, of a ...

34787

meniscus
MENIS'CUS, n. plu. meniscuses. [Gr. a little moon.]A lens convex on one side, and concave on the ...

34788

menispermate
MENISPERM'ATE, n. A compound of menispermic acid and a salifiable base.

34789

menispermic
MENISPERM'IC, a. The menispermic acid is obtained from the seeds of the menispermum cocculus.

34790

meniver
MEN'IVER, n. A small white animal in Russia, or its fur which is very fine.

34791

menology
MENOL'OGY, n. [Gr. month, and discourse.]1. A register of months.2. In the Greek church, ...

34792

menow
MEN'OW, n. A small fresh water fish, the minnow.

34793

menpleaser
MEN'PLEASER, n. One who is solicitous to please men, rather than to please God, by obedience to ...

34794

mensal
MEN'SAL, a. [L. mensalis, from mensa, a table.]Belonging to the table; transacted at table. [Little ...

34795

menstrual
MEN'STRUAL, a. [L. menstrualis, from mensis, month.]1. Monthly; happening once a month; as the ...

34796

menstruant
MEN'STRUANT, a. Subject to monthly flowings.

34797

menstruous
MEN'STRUOUS, a. [L. menstruus, from mensis, a month.]1. Having the monthly flow or discharge; as a ...

34798

menstruum
MEN'STRUUM, n. plu. menstruums. [from L. mensis, month. The use of this word is supposed to have ...

34799

mensurability
MENSURABIL'ITY, n. [from mensurable.] Capacity of being measured.

34800

mensurable
MEN'SURABLE, a. [L. mensura, measure. The n is probably casual, and the word is the same as ...

34801

mensural
MEN'SURAL, a. Pertaining to measure.

34802

mensurate
MEN'SURATE, v.t. [L.mensura,measure.]To measure. [Little used.]

34803

mensuration
MENSURA'TION, n. The act, process or art of measuring, or taking the dimensions of any thing.1. ...

34804

mental
MEN'TAL, a. Pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as mental faculties; mental operations; mental ...

34805

mentally
MEN'TALLY, adv. Intellectually; in the mind; in thought or meditation; in idea.

34806

mention
MEN'TION, n. [L. mentio, from Gr. to put in mind; L. moneo and mind.] A hint; a suggestion; a ...

34807

mentioned
MEN'TIONED, pp. Named; stated.

34808

mentioning
MEN'TIONING, ppr. Naming; uttering.

34809

mentorial
MENTO'RIAL, a. [from Mentor,the friend and adviser of Ulysses.]Containing advice or admonition.

34810

meny
ME'NY, n. [See Menial.] A retinue or family of servants; domestics.

34811

mephitic
MEPHIT'IC, a. [L. mephitis, an ill smell.] Offensive to the smell; foul; poisonous; noxious; ...

34812

mephitis
MEPH'ITIS

34813

mephitism
MEPH'ITISM, n. Foul, offensive or noxious exhalations from dissolving substances, filth or other ...

34814

mercantante
MERCANTAN'TE, n. A foreign trader. [Not in use.]

34815

mercantile
MER'CANTILE, a. [L. mercans, mercor, to buy.]1. Trading; commercial; carrying on commerce; as ...

34816

mercat
MER'CAT, n. [L. mercatus.] Market; trade. [Not in use.]

34817

mercenarily
MER'CENARILY, adv. In a mercenary manner.

34818

mercenariness
MER'CENARINESS, n. [from mercenary.]Venality; regard to hire or reward.

34819

mercenary
MER'CENARY, a. [L. mercenarius, from merces, reward, wages, mercor, to guy.]1. Venal; that may be ...

34820

mercer
MER'CER, n. [L. merx, wares, commodities.]One who deals in silks.

34821

mercership
MER'CERSHIP, n. The business of a mercer.

34822

mercery
MER'CERY, n. The commodities or goods in which a mercer deals; trade of mercers.

34823

merchand
MER'CHAND, v.i. To trade. [Not used.]

34824

merchandise
MER'CHANDISE, n.1. The objects of commerce; wares, goods, commodities, whatever is usually bought ...

34825

merchandry
MER'CHANDRY, n. Trade; commerce. [Not in use.]

34826

merchant
MER'CHANT, n. [L.mercor,to buy.]1. A man who trafficks or carries on trade with foreign ...

34827

merchantable
MER'CHANTABLE, a. Fit for market; such as is usually sold in market or such as will bring the ...

34828

merchantlike
MER'CHANTLIKE, a. Like a merchant.

34829

merchantman
MER'CHANTMAN, n. A ship or vessel employed in the transportation of goods, as distinguished from a ...

34830

merciable
MER'CIABLE, a. Merciful. [Not in use.]

34831

merciful
MER'CIFUL, a. [from mercy.] Having or exercising mercy; compassionate; tender; disposed to pity ...

34832

mercifully
MER'CIFULLY, adv. With compassion or pity; tenderly; mildly.

34833

mercifulness
MER'CIFULNESS, n. Tenderness towards offenders; willingness to forbear punishment; readiness to ...

34834

mercify
MER'CIFY, v.t. To pity. [Not in use.]

34835

merciless
MER'CILESS, a. Destitute of mercy; unfeeling; pitiless; hard-hearted; cruel; as a merciless ...

34836

mercilessly
MER'CILESSLY, adv. In a manner void of mercy or pity; cruelly.

34837

mercilessness
MER'CILESSNESS, n. Want of mercy or pity.

34838

mercurial
MERCU'RIAL, a. [L. mercurialis.]1. Formed under the influence of Mercury; active; sprightly; full ...

34839

mercurialist
MERCU'RIALIST, n. One under the influence of Mercury, or one resembling Mercury in variety of ...

34840

mercuriate
MERCU'RIATE, n. A combination of the oxyd of mercury with another substance.Mercuric acid, a ...

34841

mercurification
MERCURIFICA'TION, n. In metallurgic chimistry,the process or operation of obtaining the mercury ...

34842

mercurify
MERCU'RIFY, v.t. To obtain mercury from metallic minerals, which it is said may be done by a large ...

34843

mercury
MER'CURY, n. [L. Mercurius. In mythology, Mercury is the god of eloquence and of commerce, called ...

34844

mercy
MER'CY, n. [L. misericordia.]1. That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a ...

34845

mercy-seat
MER'CY-SEAT, n. The propitiatory; the covering of the ark of the covenant among the Jews. This ...

34846

merd
MERD, n. [L. merda.] Ordure; dung.

34847

mere
MERE, a. [L. merus.] This or that only; distinct from any thing else. From mere success nothing ...

34848

merely
ME'RELY, adv. Purely; only; solely; thus and no other way; for this and no other purpose. Price ...

34849

meretricious
MERETRI'CIOUS, a. [L. meretricius, from meretrix, a prostitute.]1. Pertaining to prostitutes; such ...

34850

meretriciously
MERETRI'CIOUSLY ,adv. In the manner of prostitutes; with deceitful enticements.

34851

meretriciousness
MERETRI'CIOUSNESS, n. The arts of a prostitute; deceitful enticements.

34852

merganser
MERGAN'SER, n. [L. mergo, to dive.] A water fowl of the genus Mergus; called also goosander.

34853

merge
MERGE, v.t. [L. mergo.] To immerse; to cause to be swallowed up. The plaintiff became the ...

34854

merger
MERG'ER, n. [L. mergo, to merge.] In law, a merging or drowning of a less estate in a greater; as ...

34855

meridian
MERID'IAN, n. [L. meridies.]1. In astronomy and geography, a great circle supposed to be drawn or ...

34856

meridional
MERID'IONAL, a. Pertaining to the meridian.1. Southern.2. Southerly; having a southern ...

34857

meridionality
MERIDIONAL'ITY, n. The state of being in the meridian.1. Position in the south; aspect towards ...

34858

meridionally
MERID'IONALLY, adv. In the direction of the meridian.

34859

merit
MER'IT, n. [L. meritum, from mereo, to earn or deserve.]1. Desert; goodness or excellence which ...

34860

merit-monger
MER'IT-MONGER, n. One who advocates the doctrine of human merit,as entitled to reward, or depends ...

34861

meritable
MER'ITABLE, a. Deserving of reward. [Not in use.]

34862

merited
MER'ITED, pp. Earned; deserved.

34863

meriting
MER'ITING, ppr. Earning; deserving.

34864

meritorious
MERITO'RIOUS, a. Deserving of reward or of notice, regard, fame or happiness, or of that which ...

34865

meritoriously
MERITO'RIOUSLY, adv. In such a manner as to deserve reward.

34866

meritoriousness
MERITO'RIOUSNESS, n. The state or quality of deserving a reward or suitable return.

34867

meritory
MER'ITORY, a. Deserving of reward. [Not used.]

34868

merle
MERLE, n. [L.merula.] A blackbird.

34869

merlin
MER'LIN, n. A species of hawk of the genus Falco.

34870

merlon
MER'LON, n. In fortification, that part of a parapet which lies between two embrasures.

34871

mermaid
MER'MAID, n. [L.mare, the sea, and maid.] A marine animal, said to resemble a woman in the upper ...

34872

merops
ME'ROPS, n. A genus of birds called bee-eaters.

34873

merrily
MER'RILY, adv. [from merry.] With mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. [See Mirth and ...

34874

merrimake
MER'RIMAKE, n. [merry and make.] A meeting for mirth; a festival; mirth.MER'RIMAKE, v.i. To be ...

34875

merriment
MER'RIMENT, n. Mirth; gayety with laughter or noise; noisy sports; hilarity; frolick.

34876

merriness
MER'RINESS, n. Mirth; gayety with laughter.

34877

merry
MER'RY, a.1. Gay and noisy; jovial; exhilarated to laughter. Man is the merriest species of the ...

34878

merry-andrew
MERRY-AN'DREW, n. A buffoon; a zany; one whose business is to make sport for others.

34879

merry-making
MER'RY-MAKING, a. Producing mirth. Mirth, music,merry-making melody Speed the light hours no more ...

34880

merry-meeting
MER'RY-MEETING, n. A festival; a meeting for mirth.

34881

merry-thought
MER'RY-THOUGHT, n. The forked bone of a fowl's breast, which boys and girls break by pulling each ...

34882

mersion
MER'SION, n. [L. mersio, from mergo, to dive or sink.]The act of sinking or plunging under water. ...

34883

mesaraic
MESARA'IC, a. [Gr. middle, and intestines.] The same as mesenteric; pertaining to the mesentery.

34884

meseems
MESEE'MS, verb impersonal. [me and seems.] It seems to me. It is used also in the past tense, ...

34885

mesenteric
MESENTER'IC, a. [See Mesentery.] Pertaining to the mesentery; as mesenteric glands or arteries.

34886

mesentery
MES'ENTERY, n. [Gr. middle, and intestine.] A fatty membrane placed in the middle of the ...

34887

mesh
MESH, n.1. The opening or space between the threads of a net.2. The grains or wash of a ...

34888

meshy
MESH'Y, a. Formed like net-work; reticulated.

34889

meslin
MES'LIN, n. [L. miscellaneus, from misceo, to mix.]A mixture of different sorts of grain; in ...

34890

mesne
MESNE, a. meen. In law, middle; intervening; as a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a ...

34891

mesocolon
MES'OCOLON, n. [Gr. middle, and colon.]In anatomy, that part of the mesentery, which, having ...

34892

mesoleucys
MESOLEU'CYS, n. [Gr. middle, and white.]A precious stone with a streak of white in the middle.

34893

mesolite
MES'OLITE, n. A mineral of the zeolite family.

34894

mesologarithm
MESOLOG'ARITHM, n. [Gr. middle, and logarithm.]A logarithm of the co-sines and co-tangents.The ...

34895

mesomelas
MESOM'ELAS, n. [Gr. middle, and black.] A precious stone with a black vein parting every color in ...

34896

mesotype
MES'OTYPE, n. [Gr. middle, and form, type.] Prismatic zeolite; a mineral divided into three ...

34897

mesprise
MESPRISE, n. Contempt; a French word. [Not in use.]

34898

mess
MESS, n. [L. mensa.]1. A dish or a quantity of food prepared or set on a table at one time; as a ...

34899

message
MES'SAGE, n. [L. missus, mitto, to send.]1. Any notice, word or communication, written or verbal, ...

34900

messager
MES'SAGER

34901

messenger
MES'SENGER, n.1. One who bears a message or an errand; the bearer of a verbal or written ...

34902

messiah
MESSI'AH, a. [Heb. anointed.] Christ, the anointed; the Savior of the world. I know that when ...

34903

messiahship
MESSI'AHSHIP, n. The character, state or office of the Savior. Josephus--whose prejudices were ...

34904

messieurs
MES'SIEURS, n. [plu. of monsieur, my lord.] Sirs; gentlemen.

34905

messuage
MESS'UAGE, n. In law, a dwelling house and adjoining land, appropriated to the use of the ...

34906

mestee
MESTEE', n. A person of a mixed breed.

34907

met
MET, pret. and pp. of meet.

34908

metabasis
METAB'ASIS, n. [Gr. from beyond, and to go.] In rhetoric, transition; a passing from one thing to ...

34909

metabola
METAB'OLA, n. [Gr. beyond, and a casting.] In medicine, a change of air, time or disease. [Little ...

34910

metacarpal
METACARP'AL, a. [from metacarpus.] Belonging to the metacarpus.

34911

metacarpus
METACARP'US, n. [Gr. beyond, and the wrist.] In anatomy, the part of the hand between the wrist ...

34912

metachronism
METACH'RONISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and time.] An error in chronology, by placing an event after its ...

34913

metage
ME'TAGE, n. [from mete.] Measurement of coal; price of measuring.

34914

metagrammatism
METAGRAM'MATISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and a letter.]Anagrammatism, or metagrammatism, is a transposition ...

34915

metal
METAL, n. met'l. [L. metallum.] A simple, fixed, shining, opake body or substance, insoluble in ...

34916

metalepsis
METALEP'SIS, n. [Gr. participation; beyond, and to take.]In rhetoric, the continuation of a trope ...

34917

metaleptic
METALEP'TIC, a. Pertaining to a metalepsis or participation; translative.1. Transverse; as the ...

34918

metaleptically
METALEP'TICALLY, adv. By transposition.

34919

metallic
METAL'LIC, a. [L. metallicus.] Pertaining to a metal or metals; consisting of metal; partaking of ...

34920

metalliferous
METALLIF'EROUS, a. [L. metallum, metal, and fero, to produce.]Producing metals.

34921

metalliform
METAL'LIFORM, a. Having the form of metals; like metal.

34922

metalline
MET'ALLINE, a. Pertaining to a metal; consisting of metal.1. Impregnated with metal; as metalline ...

34923

metallist
MET'ALLIST, n. A worker in metals, or one skilled in metals.

34924

metallization
METALLIZA'TION, n. The act or process of forming into a metal; the operation which gives to a ...

34925

metallize
MET'ALLIZE, v.t. To form into metal; to give to a substance its proper metallic properties.

34926

metallography
METALLOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. metal, and description.] An account of metals, or a treatise on metallic ...

34927

metalloid
MET'ALLOID, n. A name sometimes applied to the metallic bases of the alkalies and earths.

34928

metalloidal
METALLOID'AL, a. Having the form or appearance of a metal.

34929

metallurgic
MET'ALLURGIC, a. [See Metallurgy.] Pertaining to metallurgy, or the art of working metals.

34930

metallurgist
MET'ALLURGIST, n. One whose occupation is to work metals, or to purify, refine and prepare metals ...

34931

metallurgy
MET'ALLURGY, n. [Gr. metal, and work.] The art of working metals, comprehending the whole process ...

34932

metalman
MET'ALMAN, n. A worker in metals; a coppersmith or tinman.

34933

metamorphic
METAMORPH'IC

34934

metamorphose
METAMORPH'OSE, v.t. [Gr. over, beyond, and form.] To change into a different form; to transform; ...

34935

metamorphoser
METAMORPH'OSER, n. One that transforms or changes the shape.

34936

metamorphosic
METAMORPH'OSIC, a. [See Metamorphose.]Changing the form; transforming.

34937

metamorphosing
METAMORPH'OSING, ppr. Changing the shape.

34938

metamorphosis
METAMORPH'OSIS, n. Change of form or shape; transformation; particularly, a change in the form of ...

34939

metamorphostical
METAMORPHOS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to or effected by metamorphosis.

34940

metaphor
MET'APHOR, n. [Gr. to transfer, over, to carry.] A short similitude; a similitude reduced to a ...

34941

metaphoric
METAPHOR'IC

34942

metaphorical
METAPHOR'ICAL, a. Pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; as a metaphorical ...

34943

metaphorically
METAPHOR'ICALLY, adv. In a metaphorical manner; not literally.

34944

metaphorist
MET'APHORIST, n. One that makes metaphors.

34945

metaphrase
MET'APHRASE, n. [Gr. over, according to or with, and phrase.]A verbal translation; a version or ...

34946

metaphrast
MET'APHRAST, n. A person who translates from one language into another, word for word.

34947

metaphrastic
METAPHRAS'TIC, a. Close or literal in translation.

34948

metaphysic
METAPHYS'IC

34949

metaphysical
METAPHYS'ICAL, a. s as z. [See Metaphysics.]1. Pertaining or relating to metaphysics.2. According ...

34950

metaphysically
METAPHYS'ICALLY, adv. In the manner of metaphysical science.

34951

metaphysician
METAPHYSI'CIAN, n. s as z. One who is versed in the science of metaphysics.

34952

metaphysics
METAPHYS'ICS, n. s as z. [Gr. after, and physics. It is said that this name was given to the ...

34953

metaplasm
MET'APLASM, n. [Gr. transformation; over, and to form.]In grammar, a transmutation or change made ...

34954

metastasis
METAS'TASIS, n. [Gr. mutation; over, and to place.] A translation or removal of a disease form one ...

34955

metatarsal
METATAR'SAL, a. [from metatarsus.] Belonging to the metatarsus.

34956

metatarsus
METATAR'SUS, n. [Gr. beyond, and tarsus.] The middle of the foot, or part between the ankle and the ...

34957

metathesis
METATH'ESIS, n. [Gr. over, and to set.]1. Transposition; a figure by which the letters or ...

34958

mete
METE, v.t. [L. metior; Heb. to measure.] To measure; to ascertain quantity, dimensions or capacity ...

34959

metempsychose
METEMP'SYCHOSE, v.t. To translate from one body to another, as the soul.

34960

metempsychosis
METEMPSYCHO'SIS, n. [Gr. beyond, and animation, life; to animate.]Transmigration; the passing of ...

34961

metemptosis
METEMP'TOSIS, n. [Gr. after, and to fall.] In chronology,the solar equation necessary to prevent ...

34962

meteor
ME'TEOR, n. [Gr. sublime, lofty.]1. In a general sense, a body that flies or floats in the air, ...

34963

meteoric
METEOR'IC, a Pertaining to meteors; consisting of meteors.1. Proceeding from a meteor; as meteoric ...

34964

meteorize
ME'TEORIZE, v.i. To ascend in vapors. [Not used.]

34965

meteorolite
MET'EOROLITE

34966

meteorologic
METEOROLOG'IC

34967

meteorological
METEOROLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the atmosphere and its phenomena. A meteorological table or ...

34968

meteorologist
METEOROL'OGIST

34969

meteorology
METEOROL'OGY, n. [Gr. lofty, and discourse.] The science which treats of the atmosphere and its ...

34970

meteoromancy
METEOROM'ANCY

34971

meteoroscopy
METEOROS'COPY, n. [Gr. lofty, and to view.] That part of astronomy which treats of sublime ...

34972

meteorous
METE'OROUS, a. Having the nature of a meteor.

34973

meter
ME'TER, n. [from mete.] One who measures; used in compounds, as in coal-meter, land-meter.ME'TER, ...

34974

meterolite
MET'EROLITE, n. A meteoric stone; a stone or solid compound of earthy and metallic matter which ...

34975

meterologist
METEROL'OGIST, n. A person skilled in meteors; one who studies the phenomena of meteors, or keeps ...

34976

meteromancy
METEROM'ANCY, n. [Gr. a meteor, and divination.] A species of divination by meteors, chiefly by ...

34977

metewand
ME'TEWAND, n. [mete and wand.] A staff or rod of a certain length, used as a measure.

34978

meteyard
ME'TEYARD, n. A yard, staff or rod, used as a measure. [We now use yard.]

34979

metheglin
METHEG'LIN, n. A liquor made of honey and water boiled and fermented, often enriched with spices.

34980

methinks
METHINKS, v. impers. pp. methought. [me and think.] It seems to me; it appears to me; I think. Me ...

34981

method
METH'OD, n. [L. methodus; Gr. with, and way.]1. A suitable and convenient arrangement of things, ...

34982

methodic
METHOD'IC

34983

methodical
METHOD'ICAL, a. Arranged in convenient order; disposed in a just and natural manner, or in a ...

34984

methodically
METHOD'ICALLY, adv. In a methodical manner; according to natural or convenient order.

34985

methodism
METH'ODISM, n. The doctrines and worship of the sect of christians called Methodists.

34986

methodist
METH'ODIST, n. One that observes method.1. One of a sect of christians, founded by Morgan, or ...

34987

methodistic
METHODIS'TIC, a. Resembling the Methodists; partaking of the strictness of Methodists.

34988

methodize
METH'ODIZE, v.t. To reduce to method; to dispose in due order; to arrange in a convenient manner. ...

34989

methought
METHOUGHT, pret. of methinks. It seemed to me; I thought.

34990

metic
ME'TIC, n. [Gr. house.] In ancient Greece, a sojourner; a resident stranger in a Grecian city or ...

34991

meticulous
METIC'ULOUS, a. [L. Feticulosus.] Timid. [ Not used.]

34992

metonymic
METONYM'IC

34993

metonymical
METONYM'ICAL, a. [See Metonymy.] Used by way of metonymy, by putting one word for another.

34994

metonymically
METONYM'ICALLY, adv. By putting one word for another.

34995

metonymy
MET'ONYMY, n. [Gr. over, beyond, and name.] In rhetoric, a trope in which one word is put for ...

34996

metope
METOPE, n. met'opy. [Gr. with, near or by, and an aperture or hollow.] In architecture, the space ...

34997

metoposcopist
METOPOS'COPIST, n. [infra.] One versed in physiognomy.

34998

metoposcopy
METOPOS'COPY, n. [Gr. the forehead, and to view.] The study of physiognomy; the art of discovering ...

34999

metre
METRE. [See Meter.]

35000

metrical
MET'RICAL, a. [L. metricus.]1. Pertaining to measure, or due arrangement or combination of long ...

35001

metrology
METROL'OGY, n. [Gr. measure, and discourse.]1. A discourse on measures or mensuration; the ...

35002

metropolis
METROP'OLIS, n. [L. from Gr. mother, and city. It has no plural.]Literally, the mother-city, that ...

35003

metropolitan
METROPOL'ITAN, a. Belonging to a metropolis, or to the mother church; residing in the chief ...

35004

metropolite
METROP'OLITE, a. A metropolitan. [Not used.]

35005

metropolitic
METROPOL'ITIC

35006

metropolitical
METROPOLIT'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a metropolis; chief or principal of cities; archiepiscopal.

35007

mettle
METTLE, n. met'l. [usually supposed to be corrupted from metal. L. animus, animosus.] Spirit; ...

35008

mettled
MET'TLED, a. High spirited; ardent; full of fire.

35009

mettlesome
MET'TLESOME, a. Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; brisk; fiery; as a mettlesome ...

35010

mettlesomeness
MET'TLESOMENESS, n. The state of being high spirited.

35011

mew
MEW, n. A seafowl of the genus Larus; a gull.MEW, n. A cage for birds; an inclosure; a place of ...

35012

mewing
MEW'ING, ppr. Casting the feathers or skin; crying.

35013

mewl
MEWL, v.i. [L. mugio, to low.] To cry or squall, as a child.

35014

mewler
MEWL'ER, n. One that squalls or mewls.

35015

mezereon
MEZE'REON, n. A plant of the genus Daphne; the spurge olive.

35016

mezzo
MEZZO, in music, denotes middle, mean.

35017

mezzorelievo
MEZZORELIE'VO, n. Middle relief.

35018

mezzotinto
MEZZOTINT'O, n. [L. tinctus, painted.] A particular manner of engraving or representation of ...

35019

miasm
MI'ASM

35020

miasma
MIAS'MA, n. [Gr. to pollute.] Infecting substances floating in the air; the effluvia or fine ...

35021

miasmatic
MIASMAT'IC, a. Pertaining to miasma; partaking of the qualities of noxious effluvia.

35022

mica
MI'CA, n. [L. mica, a grain or particle; mico, to shine.] A mineral of a foliated structure, ...

35023

micaceous
MICA'CEOUS, a. Pertaining to mica; resembling mica or partaking of its properties.

35024

micarel
MIC'AREL, n. A species of argillaceous earth; a mineral of a brownish or blackish red color, ...

35025

mice
MICE, plu. of mouse.

35026

michaelite
MI'CHAELITE, n. A subvariety of siliceous sinter, found in the isle of St. Michael.

35027

michaelmas
MICH'AELMAS, n. The feast of St. Michael, a festival of the Romish church, celebrated Sept.29; ...

35028

miche
MICHE, v.i.1. To lie hid; to skulk; to retire or shrink from view.2. To pilfer.

35029

micher
MICH'ER, n. One who skulks, or creeps out of sight; a thief.

35030

michery
MICH'ERY, n. Theft, cheating.

35031

miching
MICH'ING, ppr. Retiring; skulking; creeping from sight; mean; cowardly. [Vulgar.]

35032

mickle
MICK'LE, a. Much; great. [Obsolete,but retained in the Scottish language.]

35033

mico
MI'CO, n. A beautiful species of monkey.

35034

microcosm
MIC'ROCOSM, n. [Gr. small, and world.] Literally, the little world; but used for man, supposed to ...

35035

microcosmical
MICROCOS'MICAL, a. Pertaining to the microcosm.

35036

microcoustic
MICROCOUS'TIC, n. [Gr. small, and to hear.] An instrument to augment small sounds, and assist in ...

35037

micrography
MICROG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. small, and to describe.] The description of objects too small to be ...

35038

micrometer
MICROM'ETER, n. [Gr. small, and measure.] An instrument for measuring small objects or spaces, by ...

35039

microphone
MIC'ROPHONE, n. [Gr. small, and sound.] An instrument to augment small sounds; a microcoustic.

35040

microscope
MIC'ROSCOPE, n. [Gr. small, and to view.] An optical instrument consisting of lenses or ...

35041

microscopic
MICROSCOP'IC

35042

microscopical
MICROSCOP'ICAL, a. Made by the aid of a microscope; as microscopic observation.1. Assisted by a ...

35043

microscopically
MICROSCOP'ICALLY, adv. By the microscope; with minute inspection.

35044

micturition
MICTURI'TION, n. [L. micturio.] The act of making water, or passing the urine.

35045

mid
MID, a. [L. medius.]1. Middle; at equal distance from extremes; as the mid hour of night.2. ...

35046

mid-course
MID-COURSE, n. The middle of the course or way.

35047

mid-day
MID'-DAY, a. Being at noon; meridional; as the mid-day sun.MID'-DAY, n. The middle of the day; ...

35048

mida
MI'DA, n. [Gr.] A worm, or the beanfly.

35049

middest
MID'DEST, a. superl. of mid. Among the middest crowd. [Not used.]

35050

middle
MIDDLE, a. mid'l. [L. medius.]1. Equally distant from the extremes; as the middle point of a line ...

35051

middle-aged
MID'DLE-AGED, a. Being about the middle of the ordinary age of man. A middle-aged man is so ...

35052

middle-earth
MID'DLE-EARTH, n. The world.

35053

middlemost
MID'DLEMOST, a. Being in the middle, or nearest the middle of a number of things that are near the ...

35054

middling
MID'DLING, a. Of middle rank, state, size or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; ...

35055

midge
MIDGE, n. A gnat or flea. [Not used.]

35056

midland
MID'LAND, a. Being in the interior country; distant from the coast or sea shore; as midland towns ...

35057

midleg
MID'LEG, n. Middle of the leg.

35058

midmost
MID'MOST, a. Middle; as the midmost battles.

35059

midnight
MID'NIGHT, n. The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.MID'NIGHT, a. Being in the middle ...

35060

midriff
MID'RIFF, n. In anatomy, the diaphragm; the muscle which divides the trunk into two cavities, the ...

35061

midsea
MID'SEA, n. The Mediterranean sea.

35062

midship
MID'SHIP, a. Being or belonging to the middle of a ship; as a midship beam.

35063

midshipman
MID'SHIPMAN, n. In ships of war, a kind of naval cadet, whose business is to second the orders of ...

35064

midships
MID'SHIPS, adv. In the middle of a ship; properly amidships.

35065

midst
MIDST, n. [contracted from middest, the superlative of mid.]The middle. There is nothing said or ...

35066

midstream
MID'STREAM, n. The middle of the stream.

35067

midsummer
MID'SUMMER, n. The middle of summer; the summer solstice, about the 21st of June.

35068

midward
MID'WARD, adv. Midst. [Not in use.]

35069

midway
MID'WAY, n. The middle of the way or distance. Paths indirect, or in the midway faint.MID'WAY, a. ...

35070

midwife
MID'WIFE, n. [supposed by Junius and Skinner to be meedwife, a woman that has a reward. This is ...

35071

midwifery
MID'WIFERY, n. The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.1. Assistance at ...

35072

miemite
MI'EMITE, n. Granular miemite is a sub-variety of magnesian limestone, first found at Miemo, in ...

35073

mien
MIEN, n. Look; air; manner; external appearance; carriage; as a lofty mien; a majestic mien.

35074

miff
MIFF, n. A slight degree of resentment. [Colloquial.]

35075

miffed
MIF'FED, a. Slightly offended.

35076

might
MIGHT, n. pret. of may. Had power or liberty. He might go, or might have gone.1. It sometimes ...

35077

mightily
MI'GHTILY, adv. [from mighty.] With great power, force of strength; vigorously; as, to strive ...

35078

mightiness
MI'GHTINESS, n. Power; greatness; highth of dignity. How soon this mightiness meets misery!1. A ...

35079

mighty
MI'GHTY, a. Having great bodily strength or physical power; very strong or vigorous; as a mighty ...

35080

migniard
MIGNIARD, a. Soft; dainty; delicate; pretty.

35081

mignonette
MIGNONETTE

35082

migonet
MIG'ONET, n. An annual flower or plant of the genus Reseda, having the scent of raspberries.

35083

migrate
MI'GRATE, v.i. [L. migro.] To pass or remove from one country or from one state to another, with a ...

35084

migrating
MI'GRATING, ppr. Removing from one state to another for a permanent residence. The people of the ...

35085

migration
MIGRA'TION, n. [L. migratio.] The act of removing from one kingdom or state to another, for the ...

35086

migratory
MI'GRATORY, a. Removing or accustomed to remove from one state or country to another for permanent ...

35087

milch
MILCH, a. Giving milk; as a milch cow. It is now applied only to beasts.

35088

mild
MILD, a. [The primary sense is soft or smooth, L. mollis, Eng. mellow.]1. Soft; gently and ...

35089

mild-spirited
MILD-SPIR'ITED, a. Having a mild temper.

35090

mildew
MIL'DEW, n. [L. melligo, from mel, honey.]1. Honey dew; a thick, clammy, sweet juice, found on the ...

35091

mildewed
MIL'DEWED, pp. Tainted or injured by mildew.

35092

mildewing
MIL'DEWING, ppr. Tainting with mildew.

35093

mildly
MILDLY, adv. Softly; gently; tenderly; not roughly or violently; moderately; as, to speak mildly; ...

35094

mildness
MILDNESS, n. Softness; gentleness; as the mildness of words or speech; mildness of voice.1. ...

35095

mile
MILE, n. [L. mille passus, a thousand paces; passus being dropped in common usage.] A measure of ...

35096

mileage
MI'LEAGE, n. Fees paid for travel by the mile.

35097

milestone
MI'LESTONE, n. A stone set to mark the distance or space of a mile.

35098

milfoil
MIL'FOIL, n. [L. millefolium, a thousand leaves.]A plant of the genus Achillea; yarrow.

35099

miliary
MIL'IARY, a. [L.milium, millet.]1. Resembling millet seeds; as a miliary eruption; miliary glands. ...

35100

milice
MILICE,for militia, is not in use.

35101

miliolite
MIL'IOLITE, n. Fossil remains of the Miliola, a genus of univalve shells.

35102

militancy
MIL'ITANCY, n. Warfare. [Little used.]

35103

militant
MIL'ITANT, a. [L. militans, milito, to fight.]1. Fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.2. The ...

35104

militarily
MIL'ITARILY, adv. In a soldierly manner.

35105

military
MIL'ITARY, a. [L. militaris, from miles, a soldier; milito, to fight.]1. Pertaining to soldiers or ...

35106

militate
MIL'ITATE, v.i. [L. milito.] To militate against, is to oppose; to be or to act in ...

35107

militia
MILI'TIA, n. [L. from miles, a soldier; Gr. war, to fight, combat, contention. The primary sense ...

35108

milk
MILK, n.1. A white fluid or liquor, secreted by certain glands in female animals, and drawn from ...

35109

milk-trefoil
MILK-TRE'FOIL, n. A plant, the cytisus.

35110

milken
MILK'EN, a. Consisting of milk. [Not used.]

35111

milker
MILK'ER, n. One that milks.

35112

milkiness
MILK'INESS, n. Qualities like those of milk; softness.

35113

milkmaid
MILK'MAID, n. A woman that milks or is employed in the dairy.

35114

milkman
MILK'MAN, N. A man that sells milk or carries milk to market.

35115

milkpail
MILK'PAIL, n. A pail which receives the milk drawn from cows.

35116

milkpan
MILK'PAN, n. A pan in which milk is set.

35117

milkporridge
MILK'PORRIDGE

35118

milkpottage
MILK'POTTAGE, n. A species of food composed of milk or milk and water, boiled with meal or flour.

35119

milkscore
MILK'SCORE, n. An account of milk sold or purchased in small quantities, scored or marked.

35120

milksop
MILK'SOP, n. A soft, effeminate, feeble-minded man.

35121

milktooth
MILK'TOOTH, n. The fore tooth of a foal, which is cast within two or three years.

35122

milkwhite
MILK'WHITE, a. White as milk.

35123

milkwoman
MILK'WOMAN, n. A woman that sells milk.

35124

milky
MILK'Y, a. Made of milk.1. Resembling milk; as milky sap or juice.2. Yielding milk; as milky ...

35125

milky-way
MILK'Y-WAY, n. The galaxy; a broad luminous path or circle in the heavens, supposed to be the ...

35126

mill
MILL, n. [L. mille, a thousand.] A money of account of the United States, value the tenth of a ...

35127

millcog
MILL'COG, n. The cog of a mill wheel.

35128

milldam
MILL'DAM, n. A dam or mound to obstruct a water course, and raise the water to an altitude ...

35129

millenarian
MILLENA'RIAN, a. Consisting of a thousand years; pertaining to the millenium.MILLENA'RIAN, n. A ...

35130

millenary
MIL'LENARY, a. Consisting of a thousand.

35131

millenial
MILLEN'IAL, a. Pertaining to the millenium, or to a thousand years; as millenial period; millenial ...

35132

millenist
MIL'LENIST, n. One who holds to the millenium. [Not used.]

35133

millenium
MILLEN'IUM, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and annus, year.]A thousand years; a word used to denote the ...

35134

milleped
MIL'LEPED, n. [L.mille, a thousand, and pes, foot.] The wood-louse, an insect having many feet, a ...

35135

millepore
MIL'LEPORE, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and porus, a pore.]A genus of lithophytes or polypiers of ...

35136

milleporite
MIL'LEPORITE, n. Fossil millepores.

35137

miller
MIL'LER, n. [from mill.] One whose occupation is to attend a grist-mill.1. An insect whose wings ...

35138

millers-thumb
MIL'LER'S-THUMB, n. A small fish found in small streams.

35139

millesimal
MILLES'IMAL, a. [L. millesimus, from mille, a thousand.]Thousandth; consisting of thousandth parts; ...

35140

millet
MIL'LET, n. [L. milium.] A plant of the genus Milium, of several species, one of which is ...

35141

millhorse
MILL'HORSE, n. A horse that turns a mill.

35142

milliary
MIL'LIARY, a. [L. milliarium, a milestone.]Pertaining to a mile; denoting a mile; as a milliary ...

35143

milligram
MIL'LIGRAM, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and Gr. a gram.]In the system of French weights and ...

35144

milliliter
MIL'LILITER, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and liter.]A French measure of capacity containing the ...

35145

millimeter
MILLIM'ETER, n. [L. mille, a thousand, and metrum, a measure.]A French lineal measure containing ...

35146

milliner
MIL'LINER, n. [Johnson supposes this word to be Milaner, form Milan, in Italy.] A woman who makes ...

35147

millinery
MIL'LINERY, n. The articles made or sold by milliners, as head-dresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ...

35148

million
MILLION, n. mil'yun. [L. mille, a thousand.]1. The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand ...

35149

millionary
MILL'IONARY, a. Pertaining to millions; consisting of millions; as the millionary chronology of ...

35150

millioned
MILL'IONED, a. Multiplied by millions. [Not used.]

35151

millionth
MILL'IONTH, a. The ten hundred thousandth.

35152

millpond
MILL'POND, n. A pond or reservoir of water raised for driving a mill wheel.

35153

millrace
MILL'RACE, n. The current of water that drives a mill wheel, or the canal in which it is conveyed.

35154

millrea
MILLRE'A

35155

millree
MILLREE', n. A coin of Portugal of the value of $1.24 cents.

35156

millstone
MILL'STONE, n. A stone used for grinding grain.

35157

milt
MILT, n.1. In anatomy, the spleen, a viscus situated in the left hypochondrium under the ...

35158

milter
MILT'ER, n. A male fish.

35159

miltwort
MILT'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Asplenium.

35160

mime
MIME, n. A buffoon. [See Mimic.]1. A kind of dramatic farce.MIME, v.i. To mimic, or play the ...

35161

mimer
MI'MER, n. A mimic. [See Mimic.]

35162

mimesis
MIME'SIS, n. [Gr.] In rhetoric, imitation of the voice or gestures of another.

35163

mimetic
MIMET'IC, a. [Gr.] Apt to imitate; given to aping or mimicry.

35164

mimic
MIM'IC

35165

mimical
MIM'ICAL, a. [L. mimus, mimicus; Gr. to imitate.]1. Imitative; inclined to imitate or to ape; ...

35166

mimick
MIM'ICK, v.t. To imitate or ape for sport; to attempt to excite laughter or derision by acting or ...

35167

mimicry
MIM'ICRY, n. Ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.

35168

mimographer
MIMOG'RAPHER, n. [Gr.] A writer of farces.

35169

mina
MI'NA, n. [L. mina.] A weight or denomination of money. The mina of the Old Testament was valued ...

35170

minacious
MINA'CIOUS, a. [L. minax, from minor, to threaten.]Threatening; menacing.

35171

minacity
MINAC'ITY, n. [L. minax.] Disposition to threaten. [Little used.]

35172

minaret
MIN'ARET, n. A small spire or steeple, or spire-like ornament in Saracen architecture.

35173

minatory
MIN'ATORY, a. Threatening; menacing.

35174

mince
MINCE, v.t. mins. [L. minuo, to diminish; L. minor, smaller; minuo, to diminish; Gr. small, ...

35175

mince-pie
MINCE-PIE

35176

minced
MIN'CED, pp. Cut or chopped into very small pieces.

35177

minced-pie
MINCED-PIE, n. A pie made with minced meat and other ingredients, baked in paste.

35178

mincing
MIN'CING, ppr. Cutting into small pieces; speaking or walking affectedly.

35179

mincingly
MIN'CINGLY, adv. In small parts; not fully.

35180

mind
MIND, n. [L. reminiscor; L. mens; Gr. memory, mention, to remember, mind, ardor of mind, vehemence; ...

35181

mind-stricken
MIND-STRICKEN, a. Moved; affected in mind. [Not used.]

35182

minded
MINDED, a. Disposed; inclined. If men were minded to live virtuously. Joseph was minded to put her ...

35183

mindedness
MINDEDNESS, n. Disposition; inclination towards any thing; as heavenly mindedness.

35184

mindfilling
MINDFILLING, a. Filling the mind.

35185

mindful
MINDFUL, a. Attentive; regarding with care; bearing in mind; heedful; observant. I promise to be ...

35186

mindfully
MINDFULLY, adv. Attentively; heedfully.

35187

mindfulness
MINDFULNESS, n. Attention; regard; heedfulness.

35188

minding
MINDING, ppr. Regarding; heeding.MINDING, n. Regard.

35189

mindless
MINDLESS, a. Inattentive; heedless; forgetful; negligent; careless. Cursed Athens, mindless of thy ...

35190

mine
MINE, a. called sometimes a pronominal adj. [L. meus.]My; belonging to me. It was formerly used ...

35191

mine-digger
MI'NE-DIGGER, n. One that digs mines.

35192

miner
MI'NER, n. One that digs for metals and other fossils.1. One who digs canals or passages under ...

35193

mineral
MIN'ERAL, n. [Low L. minera, a matrix or vein of metals, whence mineralia; all from mine.]A body ...

35194

mineralist
MIN'ERALIST, n. One versed or employed in minerals.

35195

mineralization
MINERALIZA'TION, n. [See Mineralize.]1. The process of forming an ore by combination with another ...

35196

mineralize
MIN'ERALIZE, v.t. [from mineral] In mineralogy, to combine with a metal in forming an ore or ...

35197

mineralized
MIN'ERALIZED, pp. Deprived of its usual properties by being combined with another substance or ...

35198

mineralizer
MIN'ERALIZER, n. A substance which mineralizes another or combines with it in an ore, and thus ...

35199

mineralogical
MINERALOG'ICAL, a. [See Mineralogy.] Pertaining to the science of minerals; as a mineralogical ...

35200

mineralogically
MINERALOG'ICALLY, adv. In mineralogy.

35201

mineralogist
MINERAL'OGIST, n. One who is versed in the science of minerals, or one who treats or discourses of ...

35202

mineralogy
MINERAL'OGY, n. [mineral and Gr. discourse.] The science which treats of the properties of mineral ...

35203

mingle
MIN'GLE, v.t.1. To mix; to blend; to unite in one body; as, to mingle liquors of different ...

35204

mingled
MIN'GLED, pp. Mixed; united promiscuously.

35205

mingledly
MIN'GLEDLY, adv. Confusedly.

35206

mingler
MIN'GLER, n. One that mingles.

35207

mingling
MIN'GLING, ppr. Mixing; uniting without order.

35208

miniard
MIN'IARD, a. Soft; dainty. [Little used.]

35209

miniardize
MIN'IARDIZE, v.t. To render soft, delicate or dainty.

35210

miniate
MIN'IATE, v.t. [L. minium, vermillion.] To paint or tinge with vermillion.

35211

miniature
MIN'IATURE, n.1. A painting in water colors on vellum, ivory or paper, with points or dots; ...

35212

minikin
MIN'IKIN, a. Small; diminutive; used in slight contempt.MIN'IKIN, n. A small sort of pins.1. A ...

35213

minim
MIN'IM, n.1. A little man or being; a dwarf.2. One of a certain reformed order of Franciscans or ...

35214

minimum
MIN'IMUM, n. [L.] The least quantity assignable in a given case.

35215

minimus
MIN'IMUS, n. [L.] A being of the smallest size.

35216

mining
MI'NING, ppr. Digging into the earth, as for fossils and minerals; sapping.1. a. Designating the ...

35217

minion
MIN'ION, a. [infra.] Fine; trim; dainty. [Not used.]

35218

minioning
MIN'IONING, n. Kind treatment.

35219

minionlike
MIN'IONLIKE

35220

minionly
MIN'IONLY, adv. Finely; daintily.

35221

minionship
MIN'IONSHIP, n. State of being a minion.

35222

minious
MIN'IOUS, n. [from L. minium.] Of the color of red lead or vermillion.

35223

minish
MIN'ISH, v.t. [L. minuo, to lessen.]To lessen; to diminish. [See Diminish.]

35224

minister
MIN'ISTER, n. [L.]1. Properly, a chief servant; hence, an agent appointed to transact or manage ...

35225

ministered
MIN'ISTERED, pp. Served; afforded; supplied.

35226

ministerial
MINISTE'RIAL, a. Attending for service; attendant; acting at command. Enlight'ning spirits and ...

35227

ministerially
MINISTE'RIALLY, adv. In a ministerial manner or character.

35228

ministering
MIN'ISTERING, ppr. Attending and serving as a subordinate agent; serving under superior authority. ...

35229

ministery
MINISTERY. [See Ministry.]

35230

ministral
MIN'ISTRAL, a. Pertaining to a minister. [Little used.]

35231

ministrant
MIN'ISTRANT, a. Performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command. ...

35232

ministration
MINISTRA'TION, n. [L. ministratio.] The act of performing service as a subordinate agent; agency; ...

35233

ministress
MIN'ISTRESS, n. A female that ministers.

35234

ministry
MIN'ISTRY, n. [L. ministerium.] The office, duties or functions of a subordinate agent of any ...

35235

ministryship
MINISTRYSHIP, for ministry,is little used and hardly proper.

35236

minium
MIN'IUM, n. [L.] The red oxyd of lead, produced by calcination. Lead exposed to air while melting ...

35237

mink
MINK, n. An American quadruped of the genus Mustela, an amphibious animal that burrows in the ...

35238

minnoc
MINNOC, used by Shakespeare, is supposed by Johnson to be the same as minx.

35239

minnow
MIN'NOW

35240

minor
MI'NOR, a. [L. minuo, to diminish. See Mince.]1. Less; smaller; sometimes applied to the bulk or ...

35241

minorate
MI'NORATE, v.t. To diminish. [Not used.]

35242

minoration
MINORA'TION, n. A lessening; diminution.

35243

minorite
MI'NORITE, n. A Franciscan friar.

35244

minority
MINOR'ITY, n. [L. minor.]1. The state of being under age. [See Minor.]2. The smaller number; as ...

35245

minotaur
MIN'OTAUR, n. [L.. minotaurus; from man, which must have been in early ages a Latin word, and ...

35246

minow
MIN'OW, n. A very small fish, a species of Cyprinus.

35247

minster
MIN'STER, n. A monastery; an ecclesiastical convent or fraternity; but it is said originally to ...

35248

minstrel
MIN'STREL, n. A singer and musical performer on instruments. Minstrels were formerly poets as ...

35249

minstrelsy
MIN'STRELSY, n. The arts and occupations of minstrels; instrumental music.1. A number of ...

35250

mint
MINT, n. [L. moneta.]1. The place where money is coined by public authority. In Great Britain, ...

35251

mintage
MINT'AGE, n. That which is coined or stamped.1. The duty paid for coining.

35252

minter
MINT'ER, n. A coiner; also, an inventor.

35253

mintman
MINT'MAN, n. A coiner; one skilled in coining or in coins.

35254

mintmaster
MINT'M`ASTER, n. The master or superintendent of a mint.1. One who invents or fabricates.

35255

minuend
MIN'UEND, n. [L. minuendus, minuo, to lessen.]In arithmetic, the number form which another number ...

35256

minuet
MIN'UET,n.1. A slow graceful dance, consisting of a coupee, a high step and a balance.2. A tune ...

35257

minum
MIN'UM, n.1. A small kind of printing types; now written minion.2. A note of slow time containing ...

35258

minute
MINU'TE, a. [L. minutus.]1. Very small,little or slender; of very small bulk or size; small in ...

35259

minute-book
MIN'UTE-BOOK, n. A book of short hints.

35260

minute-glass
MIN'UTE-GLASS, n. A glass, the sand of which measures a minute.

35261

minute-guns
MIN'UTE-GUNS, n. Guns discharged every minute.

35262

minute-hand
MIN'UTE-HAND, n. The hand that points to the minutes on a clock or watch.

35263

minute-watch
MIN'UTE-WATCH, n. A watch that distinguishes minutes of time, or on which minutes are marked.

35264

minutely
MINU'TELY, adv. [from minute.] To a small point of time, space or matter; exactly; nicely; as, to ...

35265

minuteness
MINU'TENESS, n. Extreme smallness, fineness or slenderness; as the minuteness of the particles of ...

35266

minutiae
MINU'TIAE, n. [L.] The smaller particulars.

35267

minx
MINX, n. A pert, wanton girl.1. A she-puppy.

35268

miny
MI'NY, a. [from mine.] Abounding with mines.1. Subterraneous.

35269

mirable
MI'RABLE, a. Wonderful. [Not in use.]

35270

miracle
MIR'ACLE, n. [L. miraculum, from miror, to wonder.]1. Literally, a wonder or wonderful thing; but ...

35271

miracle-monger
MIR'ACLE-MONGER, n. An impostor who pretends to work miracles.

35272

miraculous
MIRAC'ULOUS, a. Performed supernaturally, or by a power beyond the ordinary agency of natural ...

35273

miraculously
MIRAC'ULOUSLY, adv. By miracle; supernaturally.AEneas, wounded as he was, could not have engaged ...

35274

miraculousness
MIRAC'ULOUSNESS, n. The state of being effected by miracle or by supernatural agency.

35275

mirador
MIRADOR, n. [L. miror.] A balcony or gallery commanding an extensive view.

35276

mire
MIRE, n. Deep mud; earth so wet and soft as to yield to the feet and to wheels.MIRE, v.t. To ...

35277

mire-crow
MIRE-CROW, n. The sea-crow or pewit gull, of the genus Larus.

35278

miriness
MI'RINESS, n. [from miry.] The state of consisting of deep mud.

35279

mirk
MIRK, a. Dark. [See Murky.]

35280

mirksome
MIRK'SOME, a. Dark; obscure. [See Murky.]

35281

mirksomeness
MIRK'SOMENESS, n. Obscurity. [See Murky.]

35282

mirror
MIR'ROR, n. [L. miror, to admire.]1. A looking glass; any glass or polished substance that forms ...

35283

mirror-stone
MIR'ROR-STONE, n. A bright stone.

35284

mirth
MIRTH, n. merth. Social merriment; hilarity; high excitement of pleasurable feelings in company; ...

35285

mirthful
MIRTH'FUL, a. Merry; jovial; festive. The feast was served, the bowl was crown'd, To the king's ...

35286

mirthless
MIRTH'LESS, a. Without mirth or hilarity.

35287

miry
MI'RY, a. [from mire.] Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; as a miry road; a miry lane.1. ...

35288

mis
MIS, a prefix, denotes error, or erroneous, wrong, from the verb miss, to err, to go wrong.

35289

misacceptation
MISACCEPTA'TION, n. The act of taking or understanding in a wrong sense.

35290

misadventure
MISADVEN'TURE, n. Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; an unlucky accident.1. In law, homicide by ...

35291

misadventured
MISADVEN'TURED, a. Unfortunate.

35292

misadvised
MISADVI'SED, a. [See Advise.] Ill advised; ill directed.

35293

misaffect
MISAFFECT', v.t. To dislike.

35294

misaffected
MISAFFECT'ED, a. Ill disposed.

35295

misaffirm
MISAFFIRM', v.t. To affirm incorrectly.

35296

misaimed
MISA'IMED, a. Not rightly aimed or directed.

35297

misalledge
MISALLEDGE, v.t. misallej'. To state erroneously.

35298

misallegation
MISALLEGA'TION, n. Erroneous statement.

35299

misalliance
MISALLI'ANCE, n. Improper association.

35300

misallied
MISALLI'ED, a. Ill allied or associated.

35301

misanthrope
MIS'ANTHROPE

35302

misanthropic
MISANTHROP'IC

35303

misanthropical
MISANTHROP'ICAL, a. Hating or having a dislike to mankind.

35304

misanthropist
MISAN'THROPIST, n. [Gr. to hate, and man.] A hater of mankind.

35305

misanthropy
MISAN'THROPY, n. Hatred or dislike to mankind; opposed to philanthropy.

35306

misapplication
MISAPPLICA'TION, n. A wrong application; an application to a wrong person or purpose.

35307

misapplied
MISAPPLI'ED, pp. Applied to a wrong person or purpose.

35308

misapply
MISAPPLY', v.t. To apply to a wrong person or purpose; as to misapply a name or title; to misapply ...

35309

misapplying
MISAPPLY'ING, ppr. Applying to a wrong person or purpose.

35310

misapprehend
MISAPPREHEND', v.t. To misunderstand; to take in a wrong sense.

35311

misapprehended
MISAPPREHEND'ED, pp. Not rightly understood.

35312

misapprehending
MISAPPREHEND'ING, ppr. Misunderstanding.

35313

misapprehension
MISAPPREHEN'SION, n. A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one's meaning or of a fact.

35314

misascribe
MISASCRI'BE, v.t. To ascribe falsely or erroneously.

35315

misassign
MISASSIGN, v.t. [See Assign.] To assign erroneously.

35316

misattend
MISATTEND', v.t. To disregard.

35317

misbecome
MISBECOME, v.t. misbecum'. [See Become.]Not to become; to suit ill; not to befit. Thy father will ...

35318

misbecoming
MISBECOM'ING, ppr. or a. Unseemly; unsuitable; improper; indecorous.

35319

misbecomingness
MISBECOM'INGNESS, n. Unbecomingness; unsuitableness.

35320

misbegot
MISBEGOT'

35321

misbegotten
MISBEGOT'TEN, ppr. or a. Unlawfully or irregularly begotten.

35322

misbehave
MISBEHA'VE, v.i. To behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly.

35323

misbehaved
MISBEHA'VED, a. Guilty of ill behavior; ill bred; rude.

35324

misbehavior
MISBEHA'VIOR, n. misbeha'vyor. Ill conduct; improper, rude or uncivil behavior.

35325

misbelief
MISBELIE'F, n. Erroneous belief; false religion.

35326

misbelieve
MISBELIE'VE, v.t. To believe erroneously.

35327

misbeliever
MISBELIE'VER, n. One who believes wrongly; one who holds a false religion.

35328

misbelieving
MISBELIE'VING, a. Believing erroneously; irreligious.

35329

misbeseem
MISBESEE'M, v.t. To suit ill.

35330

misbestow
MISBESTOW, v.t. To bestow improperly.

35331

misborn
MIS'BORN, a. Born to evil.

35332

miscalculate
MISCAL'CULATE, v.t. To calculate erroneously.

35333

miscalculated
MISCAL'CULATED, pp. Erroneously calculated.

35334

miscalculating
MISCAL'CULATING, ppr. Committing errors in calculation.

35335

miscalculation
MISCALCULA'TION, n. Erroneous calculation.

35336

miscall
MISCALL', v.t. To call by a wrong name; to name improperly.

35337

miscalled
MISCALL'ED, pp. Misnamed.

35338

miscalling
MISCALL'ING, ppr. Misnaming.

35339

miscarriage
MISCAR'RIAGE, n. Unfortunate event of an undertaking; failure. When a counselor, to save himself, ...

35340

miscarry
MISCAR'RY, v.i. To fail of the intended effect; not to succeed; to be unsuccessful; to suffer ...

35341

miscarrying
MISCAR'RYING, ppr. Failing of the intended effect; suffering abortion. Hos.9.

35342

miscast
MISC`AST, v.t. To cast or reckon erroneously.MISC`AST, pp. Erroneously cast or reckoned.MISC`AST, ...

35343

miscasting
MISC`ASTING, ppr. Casting or reckoning erroneously.

35344

miscellanarian
MISCELLANA'RIAN, a. [See Miscellany.] Belonging to miscellanies; of miscellanies. Miscellanarian ...

35345

miscellane
MIS'CELLANE, n. [L. miscellaneus.] A mixture of two or more sorts of grain; now called meslin.

35346

miscellaneous
MISCELLA'NEOUS, a. [L. miscellaneus, from misceo, to mix.] Mixed; mingled; consisting of several ...

35347

miscellaneousness
MISCELLA'NEOUSNESS, n. The state of being mixed; composition of various kinds.

35348

miscellany
MIS'CELLANY, n. [L.miscellanea, from misceo, to mix.]1. A mass or mixture of various kinds; ...

35349

miscenter
MISCEN'TER, v.t. To place amiss. [Not in use.]

35350

mischance
MISCH`ANCE, n. Ill luck; ill fortune; misfortune; mishap; misadventure. It is a man's unhappiness, ...

35351

mischaracterize
MISCHAR'ACTERIZE, v.t. [See Character.] To characterize falsely or erroneously; to give a wrong ...

35352

mischarge
MISCH`ARGE, v.t. To mistake in charging, as an account.MISCH`ARGE, n. A mistake in charging, as ...

35353

mischief
MIS'CHIEF, n.1. Harm; hurt; injury; damage; evil, whether intended or not. A new law is made to ...

35354

mischief-maker
MIS'CHIEF-MAKER, n. One who makes mischief; one who excites or instigates quarrels or enmity.

35355

mischief-making
MIS'CHIEF-MAKING, a. Causing harm; exciting enmity or quarrels.

35356

mischievous
MIS'CHIEVOUS, a. Harmful; hurtful; injurious; making mischief; of persons; as a mischievous man or ...

35357

mischievously
MIS'CHIEVOUSLY, adv. With injury, hurt, loss or damage. We say, the law operates mischievously.1. ...

35358

mischievousness
MIS'CHIEVOUSNESS, n. Hurtfulness; noxiousness.1. Disposition to do harm, or to vex or annoy; as ...

35359

mischna
MISCH'NA, n. A part of the Jewish Talmud. [See Mishna.]

35360

mischoose
MISCHOOSE, v.t. mischooz'. To choose wrong; to make a wrong choice.

35361

mischosen
MISCHO'SEN, pp. Chosen by mistake.

35362

miscible
MIS'CIBLE, a. [L. misceo, to mix.]That may be mixed. Oil and water are not miscible.

35363

miscitation
MISCITA'TION, n. A wrong citation; erroneous quotation.

35364

miscite
MISCI'TE, v.t. To cite erroneously or falsely.

35365

misclaim
MISCLA'IM, n. A mistaken claim or demand.

35366

miscomputation
MISCOMPUTA'TION, n. Erroneous computation; false reckoning.

35367

miscompute
MISCOMPU'TE, v.t. To compute or reckon erroneously.

35368

misconceit
MISCONCE'IT

35369

misconceive
MISCONCE'IVE, v.t. or i. To receive a false notion or opinion of any thing; to misjudge; to have ...

35370

misconceived
MISCONCE'IVED, pp. Wrongly understood; mistaken.

35371

misconceiving
MISCONCE'IVING, ppr. Mistaking; misunderstanding.

35372

misconception
MISCONCEP'TION, n. Erroneous conception; false opinion; wrong notion or understanding of a thing. ...

35373

misconduct
MISCON'DUCT, n. Wrong conduct; ill behavior; ill management.

35374

misconducted
MISCONDUCT'ED, pp. Ill managed; badly conducted.

35375

misconducting
MISCONDUCT'ING, ppr. Mismanaging; misbehaving.

35376

misconjecture
MISCONJEC'TURE, n. A wrong conjecture or guess.MISCONJEC'TURE, v.t. or i. To guess wrong.

35377

misconstruction
MISCONSTRUC'TION, n. Wrong interpretation of words or things; a mistaking of the true meaning; as ...

35378

misconstrue
MISCON'STRUE, v.t. To interpret erroneously either words or things. It is important not to ...

35379

misconstrued
MISCON'STRUED, pp. Erroneously interpreted.

35380

misconstruer
MISCON'STRUER, n. One who makes a wrong interpretation.

35381

misconstruing
MISCON'STRUING, ppr. Interpreting wrongly.

35382

miscorrect
MISCORRECT', v.t. To correct erroneously; to mistake in attempting to correct another. He passed ...

35383

miscorrected
MISCORRECT'ED, pp. Mistaken in the attempt to correct.

35384

miscounsel
MISCOUN'SEL, v.t. To advise wrong.

35385

miscount
MISCOUNT', v.t. To count erroneously; to mistake in counting.MISCOUNT', v.i. To make a wrong ...

35386

miscreance
MIS'CREANCE

35387

miscreancy
MIS'CREANCY, n. [See Miscreant.] Unbelief; false faith; adherence to a false religion.

35388

miscreant
MIS'CREANT, n. [L. credens, credo.]1. An infidel, or one who embraces a false faith.2. A vile ...

35389

miscreate
MISCREA'TE

35390

miscreated
MISCREA'TED, a. Formed unnaturally or illegitimately; deformed.

35391

misdate
MISDA'TE, n. A wrong date.MISDA'TE, v.i. To date erroneously.

35392

misdeed
MISDEE'D, n. An evil deed; a wicked action. Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought.

35393

misdeem
MISDEE'M, v.t. To judge erroneously; to misjudge; to mistake in judging.

35394

misdemean
MISDEME'AN, v.t. To behave ill.

35395

misdemeanor
MISDEME'ANOR, n. Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault; mismanagement.1. In law, an offense of a less ...

35396

misdesert
MISDESERT', n. Ill desert.

35397

misdevotion
MISDEVO'TION, n. False devotion; mistaken piety. [Little used.]

35398

misdiet
MISDI'ET, n. Improper diet or food. [Not used.]

35399

misdirect
MISDIRECT', v.t. To give a wrong direction to; as to misdirect a passenger.1. To direct to a ...

35400

misdirected
MISDIRECT'ED, pp. Directed wrong, or to a wrong person or place.

35401

misdirecting
MISDIRECT'ING, ppr. Directing wrong, or to a wrong person or place.

35402

misdisposition
MISDISPOSI'TION, n. Disposition to evil. [Not in use.]

35403

misdistinguish
MISDISTIN'GUISH, v.t. To make wrong distinctions.

35404

misdo
MISDO, v.t. [See Do.] To do wrong; to do amiss; to commit a crime or fault.

35405

misdoer
MISDOER, n. One who does wrong; one who commits a fault or crime.

35406

misdoing
MISDOING, ppr. Doing wrong; committing a fault or crime.MISDOING, n. A wrong done; a fault or ...

35407

misdoubt
MISDOUBT, v.t. misdout'. [See Doubt.] To suspect of deceit or danger. [An ill formed word and ...

35408

misdoubtful
MISDOUBT'FUL, a. Misgiving. [Not used.]

35409

mise
MISE, n. meze. [L. mitto.]1. In law, an issue to be tried at the grand assize.2. Expense; ...

35410

misemploy
MISEMPLOY', v.t. To employ to no purpose, or to a bad purpose; as, to misemploy time, power, ...

35411

misemployed
MISEMPLOY'ED, pp. Used to no purpose, or to a bad one.

35412

misemploying
MISEMPLOY'ING, ppr. Using to no purpose, or to a bad one.

35413

misemployment
MISEMPLOY'MENT, n. Ill employment; application to no purpose, or to a bad purpose.

35414

misentry
MISEN'TRY, n. An erroneous entry or charge, as of an account.

35415

miser
MI'SER, n. s as z. [L. miser, miserable.] A miserable person; one wretched or afflicted.1. A ...

35416

miserabale
MIS'ERABALE, a. s as z. [L. miser, miserabilis.]1. Very unhappy from grief, pain, calamity, ...

35417

miserableness
MIS'ERABLENESS, n. State of misery; poorness.

35418

miserably
MIS'ERABLY, adv. Unhappily; calamitously. The fifth was miserably stabbed to death.1. Very poorly ...

35419

miserly
MI'SERLY, a. [See Miser.] Very covetous; sordid; niggardly; parsimonious.

35420

misery
MIS'ERY, n. s as z. [L. miseria.]1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind. A man suffers ...

35421

misestimate
MISES'TIMATE, v.t. To estimate erroneously.

35422

misfall
MISFALL', v.t. To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily.

35423

misfare
MISFA'RE, n. Ill fare; misfortune.

35424

misfashion
MISFASH'ION, v.t. To form wrong.

35425

misfeasance
MISFE'ASANCE, n. misfe'zance. In law, a trespass; a wrong done.

35426

misform
MISFORM', v.t. To make of an ill form; to put in an ill shape.

35427

misfortune
MISFOR'TUNE, n. Ill fortune; ill luck; calamity; an evil or cross accident; as loss of property at ...

35428

misfortuned
MISFOR'TUNED, a. Unfortunate.

35429

misgive
MISGIVE, v.t. misgiv'. [See Give.] To fill with doubt; to deprive of confidence; to fail; usually ...

35430

misgiving
MISGIV'ING, ppr. Filling with doubt or distrust; failing.MISGIV'ING, n. A failing of confidence; ...

35431

misgotten
MISGOT'TEN, a. Unjustly obtained.

35432

misgovern
MISGOV'ERN, v.t. To govern ill; to administer unfaithfully. Solyman charged him bitterly that he ...

35433

misgovernance
MISGOV'ERNANCE, n. Ill government; disorder; irregularity.

35434

misgoverned
MISGOV'ERNED, pp. Ill governed; badly administered.1. Rude; unrestrained; as rude, misgoverned ...

35435

misgovernment
MISGOV'ERNMENT, n. Ill administration of public affairs.1. Ill management in private affairs.2. ...

35436

misgraff
MISGR`AFF, v.t. To graft amiss.

35437

misground
MISGROUND', v.t. To found erroneously.

35438

misguidance
MISGUI'DANCE, n. Wrong direction; guidance into error.

35439

misguide
MISGUI'DE, v.t. To lead or guide into error; to direct ill; as, to misguide the understanding or ...

35440

misguided
MISGUI'DED, pp. Let astray by evil counsel or wrong direction; as a misguided prince.

35441

misguiding
MISGUI'DING, ppr. Giving wrong direction to; leading into error.

35442

misgum
MIS'GUM

35443

misgurn
MIS'GURN, n. An anguilliform fish about the size of a common eel.

35444

mishap
MISHAP', n. Ill chance; evil accident; ill luck; misfortune. Secure from worldly chances and ...

35445

mishappen
MISHAP'PEN, v.i. To happen ill.

35446

mishear
MISHE'AR, v.t. To mistake in hearing.

35447

mishna
MISH'NA, n. A collection or digest of Jewish traditions and explanations of Scripture.

35448

mishnic
MISH'NIC, a. Pertaining or relating to the Mishna.

35449

misimprove
MISIMPROVE, v.t. misimproov'. To improve to a bad purpose; to abuse; as, to misimprove time, ...

35450

misimproved
MISIMPROVED, pp. Used to a bad purpose.

35451

misimprovement
MISIMPROVEMENT, n. misimproov'ment. Ill use or employment; improvement to a bad purpose.

35452

misinfer
MISINFER', v.t. To draw a wrong inference.

35453

misinform
MISINFORM', v.t. To give erroneous information to; to communicate an incorrect statement of facts.

35454

misinformation
MISINFORMA'TION, n. Wrong informations; false account or intelligence received.

35455

misinformed
MISINFORM'ED, pp. Wrongly informed.

35456

misinformer
MISINFORM'ER, n. One that gives wrong information.

35457

misinforming
MISINFORM'ING, ppr. Communicating erroneous information to.

35458

misinstruct
MISINSTRUCT', v.t. To instruct amiss.

35459

misinstruction
MISINSTRUC'TION, n. Wrong instruction.

35460

misintelligence
MISINTEL'LIGENCE, n. Wrong information; disagreement.

35461

misinterpret
MISINTER'PRET, v.t. To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense.

35462

misinterpretation
MISINTERPRETA'TION, n. The act of interpreting erroneously.

35463

misinterpreted
MISINTER'PRETED, a. Erroneously understood or explained.

35464

misinterpreter
MISINTER'PRETER, n. One who interprets erroneously.

35465

misinterpreting
MISINTER'PRETING, ppr. Erroneously interpreting.

35466

misjoin
MISJOIN', v.t. To join unfitly or improperly.

35467

misjoined
MISJOIN'ED, pp. Improperly united.

35468

misjoining
MISJOIN'ING, ppr. Joining unfitly or improperly.

35469

misjudge
MISJUDGE, v.t. misjudg'. To mistake in judging of; to judge erroneously.MISJUDGE, v.i. misjudg'. ...

35470

misjudged
MISJUDG'ED, pp. Judged erroneously.

35471

misjudging
MISJUDG'ING, ppr. Judging erroneously of; forming a wrong opinion or inference.

35472

misjudgment
MISJUDG'MENT, n. A wrong or unjust determination.

35473

miskin
MIS'KIN, n. A little bagpipe.

35474

miskindle
MISKIN'DLE, v.t. To kindle amiss; to inflame to a bad purpose.

35475

mislaid
MISLA'ID, pp. Laid in a wrong place, or place not recollected; lost.

35476

mislay
MISLA'Y, v.t. To lay in a wrong place. The fault is generally mislaid upon nature.1. To lay in a ...

35477

mislayer
MISLA'YER, n. One that lays in a wrong place; one that loses.

35478

mislaying
MISLA'YING, ppr. Laying in a wrong place, or place not remembered; losing.

35479

misle
MISLE, v.i. mis'l. [from mist, and properly mistle.]To rain in very fine drops, like a thick mist.

35480

mislead
MISLE'AD, v.t. pret. and pp. misled. [See Lead.]To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; ...

35481

misleader
MISLE'ADER, n. One who leads into error.

35482

misleading
MISLE'ADING, ppr. Leading into error; causing to err; deceiving.

35483

misled
MISLED', pp. of mislead. Let into error; led a wrong way. --To give due light To the misled and ...

35484

misletoe
MISLETOE, n. mis'lto. A plant or shrub that grows on trees. It is of the genus Viscum. The berry ...

35485

mislike
MISLI'KE, v.t. To dislike; to disapprove; to have aversion to; as, to mislike a man or an ...

35486

misliked
MISLI'KED, pp. Disliked; disapproved.

35487

misliker
MISLI'KER, n. One that dislikes.

35488

misliking
MISLI'KING, ppr. Disliking; disapproving.

35489

mislin
MISLIN, [See Meslin.]

35490

mislive
MISLIVE, v.i.. misliv'. To live amiss. [Not used.]