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36613

n
N is the fourteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and an articulation formed by placing the end ...

36614

nab
NAB, n. The summit of a mountain or rock.NAB, v.t. To catch suddenly; to seize by a sudden grasp or ...

36615

nabob
NABOB, n. 1. A deputy or prince in India, subordinate to the Subahs; hence,2. A man of great ...

36616

nacreous
NACREOUS, a. [see Naker.] Having a pearly luster.

36617

nacrite
NACRITE, n. [See Naker.] A rare mineral, called also talckite, consisting of scaly parts; ...

36618

nactareous
NACTAREOUS, a. Resembling nectar; very sweet and pleasant. The juice nectareous and the balmy dew.

36619

nadir
NADIR, n. 1. Natara, to be like, proportional, corresponding to, opposite.2. That point of the ...

36620

nadle-stein
NADLE-STEIN, n. Needle-stone; rutile.

36621

naeve
NAEVE, n. A spot.

36622

nafe
NAFE, n. A kind of tufted sea-fowl.

36623

naff
NAFF, n. A kind of tufted sea-fowl.

36624

nag
NAG, n. 1. A small horse; a horse in general, or rather a sprightly horse.2. A paramour; in ...

36625

naiad
NAIAD, n. To flow.1. In mythology, a water nymph; a deity that presides over rivers and springs.

36626

naid
NAID, n. To flow

36627

nail
NAIL, n. If the word was originally applied to a claw or talon, the primary sense may be to catch, ...

36628

nailed
NAILED, pp. Fastened with nails; studded.

36629

nailer
NAILER, n. One whose occupation is to make nails.

36630

nailery
NAILERY, n. A manufactory where nails are made.

36631

nailing
NAILING,ppr. Fastening with nails; studding.

36632

naively
NAIVELY, adv. With native or unaffected simplicity.

36633

naivete
NAIVETE, n. Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness.

36634

naivty
NAIVTY, n. Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness.

36635

naked
NAKED, a. Open, discovered, to strip.1. Not covered; bare; having no clothes on; as a naked body or ...

36636

nakedly
NAKEDLY, adv. 1. Without covering.2. Simply ;barely ;merely; in the abstract.3. Evidently.

36637

nakedness
NAKEDNESS, n. 1. Want of covering or clothing; nudity; bareness.2. Want of means of defense.Ye are ...

36638

naker
NAKER, n. Mother of pearl; the white substance which constitutes the interior surface of a shell ...

36639

nall
NALL, n. An awl, such as collar-makers or shoe-makers use.

36640

name
NAME, n. 1. That by which a thing is called; the sound or combination of sounds used to express an ...

36641

named
NAMED, pp. Called; denominated; designated by name.

36642

nameless
NAMELESS, a. 1. Without a name; not distinguished by an appellation; as a nameless star.2. He or ...

36643

namely
NAMELY, adv. To mention by name; particularly.For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of ...

36644

namer
NAMER, n. One that names or calls by name.

36645

namesake
NAMESAKE, n. One that has the same name as another.

36646

naming
NAMING, ppr. Calling; nominating; mentioning.

36647

nan
NAN, a Welsh word signifying what, used as an interrogative. [This word has been extensively used ...

36648

nankeen
NANKEEN, n. [Nankin a Chinese word.] A species of cotton cloth of a firm texture, from China, now ...

36649

nap
NAP, n. To lean, that is, to nod.1. A short sleep or slumber.NAP, v. I. 1. To have a short sleep; ...

36650

nape
NAPE, n. A knob; to be hard or callous, whence a callus.1. The prominent joint of the neck behind.

36651

napery
NAPERY, n. Linen for the table; table cloths or linen cloth in general.

36652

naphew
NAPHEW, n. [a turnep;a knob] A plant.

36653

naphtha
NAPHTHA, n. [from nafata, to push out, as pustules, to throw out, to boil, to be angry. In Ambaric, ...

36654

naphthaline
NAPHTHALINE, n. A peculiar crystalizable substance, deposited from naphtha distilled from coal tar, ...

36655

napkin
NAPKIN, n. [nape, cloth; of which napkin is a diminutive.]1. A cloth used for wiping the hands; a ...

36656

napless
NAPLESS, a. Without nap; threadbare.

36657

nappal
NAPPAL, n. Soap rock.

36658

nappiness
NAPPINESS, n. 1. The quality of being sleepy or inclined to take naps.2. The quality of having a ...

36659

nappy
NAPPY, frothy; spumy; as nappy beer.

36660

naptaking
NAPTAKING, a. Taking naps.NAPTAKING, n. A taking by surprise, as when one is not on his guard; ...

36661

narcissus
NARCISSUS, n. In botany, the daffodil, a genus of plants of several species. They are of the ...

36662

narcotic
NARCOTIC, n. A medicine which stupefies the senses and renders insensible to pain; hence, a ...

36663

narcotically
NARCOTICALLY, adv. By producing torpor or drowsiness.

36664

narcoticness
NARCOTICNESS, n. The quality of inducing sleep or removing pain.

36665

narcotine
NARCOTINE, n. The pure narcotic principle of opium.

36666

nard
NARD, n.1. A plant usually called spikenard, spica nardi; highly valued by the ancients, both as an ...

36667

nardine
NARDINE, a. Pertaining to nard; having the qualities of spikenard.

36668

nare
NARE, n. The nostril.

36669

narrable
NARRABLE, a. That may be related, told, or narrated.

36670

narrate
NARRATE, v.t.1. To tell, rehearse or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of any event or ...

36671

narrated
NARRATED, pp. Related; told.

36672

narrating
NARRATING, ppr. Relating; telling; reciting.

36673

narration
NARRATION, n. 1. The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; rehearsal; recital.2. ...

36674

narrative
NARRATIVE, a. 1. Relating the particulars of an event or transaction; giving a particular or ...

36675

narratively
NARRATIVELY, adv. By way of narration, story, or recital.

36676

narrator
NARRATOR, n. One that narrates; one that relates a series of events or transactions.

36677

narratory
NARRATORY, a. Giving an account of events.

36678

narrow
NARROW, a. I suspect this word and near to be contracted by the loss of g, nig, narrow, strait; ...

36679

narrowed
NARROWED, pp. Contracted; made less wide.

36680

narrowing
NARROWING,ppr. Contracting; making less broad.

36681

narrowings
NARROWINGS, n. The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

36682

narrowly
NARROWLY, adv. 1. With little breadth. 2. Contractedly; without much extent.3. Closely; accurately; ...

36683

narrowness
NARROWNESS, n. 1. Smallness of breadth or distance from side to side; as the narrowness of cloth, ...

36684

narrows
NARROWS, n. A strait; a narrow passage through a mountain, or a narrow channel of water between one ...

36685

narwal
NARWAL, n. The Monodon monoceros, a cetaceous animal found in the northern seas, which grows to ...

36686

nas
NAS, for ne has, has not.

36687

nasal
NASAL, a. Pertaining to the nose; formed or affected by the nose; as a nasal sound; a nasal letter. ...

36688

nascal
NASCAL, n. 1. A kind of medicated pessary.2. Pessary made of wool or cotton, to raise the nose ...

36689

nascent
NASCENT, a. [to be born] beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being.

36690

naseberry
NASEBERRY, n. The naseberry tree is a species of the genus Sloanea.

36691

nasicornous
NASICORNOUS, a. Having a horn growing on the nose.

36692

nastily
NASTILY, adv. 1. In a nasty manner; filthily; dirtily.2. Obscenely.

36693

nastiness
NASTINESS, n. 1. Extreme filthiness; dirtiness; filth.2. Obscenity; ribaldry.

36694

nasturtion
NASTURTION, n. A plant of the genus Tropaeolum; Indian cresses.

36695

nasty
NASTY, a. 1. Disgustingly filthy; very dirty, foul or defiled; nauseous.2. Obscene.

36696

nasus
NASUS, n. A fresh water fish, about nine inches in length, resembling the chub. It is found in the ...

36697

natal
NATAL, a. Pertaining to birth. The natal day is the day of birth or nativity. So we say, natal ...

36698

natalitial
NATALITIAL, a. Pertaining to ones birth or birth day, or consecrated to ones activity.

36699

natalitious
NATALITIOUS, a. Pertaining to ones birth or birth day, or consecrated to ones nativity.

36700

natant
NATANT, a. In botany, swimming; floating on the surface of water; as the leaf of an aquatic plant.

36701

natation
NATATION, n. A swimming; the act of floating on the water

36702

natatory
NATATORY, a. Enabling to swim.

36703

natch
NATCH, n. The part of an ox between the loins, near the rump.

36704

nathless
NATHLESS, adv. Nevertheless; not the less; notwithstanding.

36705

nathmore
NATHMORE, adv. Not the more; never the more.

36706

nation
NATION, n. [to be born]1. A body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same ...

36707

national
NATIONAL, a. 1. Pertaining to a nation; as national customs, dress or language. 2. Public; general; ...

36708

nationality
NATIONALITY, n. National character; also, the quality of being national, or strongly attached to ...

36709

nationalize
NATIONALIZE, v.t. To make national; to give to one the character and habits of a nation, or the ...

36710

nationally
NATIONALLY, adv. In regard to the nation; as a whole nation.The jews-bing nationally espoused to ...

36711

native
NATIVE, a. 1. Produced by nature; original; born with the being; natural; not acquired; as native ...

36712

natively
NATIVELY, adv. By birth, naturally; originally.

36713

nativeness
NATIVENESS, n. State of being produced by nature.

36714

nativity
NATIVITY, n. 1. Birth; the coming into life or the world. The feast of Christmas is observed in ...

36715

natka
NATKA, n. A bird, a species of shrike.

36716

natrolite
NATROLITE, n. A variety of mesotype or zeolite, so called by Klaproth on account of the great ...

36717

natron
NATRON, n. Native carbonate of soda, or mineral alkali. [See niter]

36718

natural
NATURAL, a. [to be born or produced]1. Pertaining to nature; produced or effected by nature, or by ...

36719

naturalism
NATURALISM, n. Mere state of nature.

36720

naturalist
NATURALIST, n. One that studies natural history and philosophy or physics; one that is versed in ...

36721

naturalization
NATURALIZATION, n. [See Naturalize] The act of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of ...

36722

naturalize
NATURALIZE, v.t. [from natural, nature.]1. To confer on an alien the rights and privileges of a ...

36723

naturalized
NATURALIZED, pp. Invested with the privileges of natives; rendered easy and familiar; adapted to a ...

36724

naturalizing
NATURALIZING, ppr. Vesting with the rights of native subjects; making easy; acclimating; adopting.

36725

naturally
NATURALLY, adv.1. According to nature; by the force or impulse of nature; not by art or habit. We ...

36726

naturalness
NATURALNESS, n. 1. The state of being given or produced by nature; as the naturalness of desire.2. ...

36727

naturals
NATURALS, n. plu. Among physicians, whatever belongs naturally to an animal; opposed to ...

36728

nature
NATURE, n. [L. from nature, born, produced,]1. In a general sense, whatever is made or produced; a ...

36729

naturist
NATURIST, n. One who ascribes every thing t nature.

36730

naturity
NATURITY, n. The quality or state of being produced by nature. [ A very bad word and not used.]

36731

naufrage
NAUFRAGE, n. [L. A ship, and to break See wreck, which is from the same root, break] Shipwreck. ...

36732

naufragous
NAUFRAGOUS, a. Causing shipwreck. [Little used]

36733

naught
NAUGHT, n. Nothing. Doth Job serve God for naught? Job 1.Thou sellest thy people for naught. Psalm ...

36734

naughtily
NAUGHTILY, adv. nautily. Wickedly; corruptly.

36735

naughtiness
NAUGHTINESS, n. Nautiness.1. Badness; wickedness; evil principle or purpose. I know thy pride and ...

36736

naulage
NAULAGE, n. The freight of passengers in a ship.

36737

naumachy
NAUMACHY, n. 1. Among the ancient Romans, a show or spectacle representing a sea-fight.2. The place ...

36738

nausea
NAUSEA, n. Originally and properly, sea-sickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach, ...

36739

nauseate
NAUSEATE, v.t. 1. To lothe; to reject with disgust. The patient nauseates and lothes wholesome ...

36740

nauseous
NAUSEOUS, a. Lothesome; disgustful; disgusting; regarded with abhorrence; as a nauseous drug or ...

36741

nauseously
NAUSEOUSLY, adv. Lothesomely; disgustfully.

36742

nauseousness
NAUSEOUSNESS, n. Lothesomeness; quality of exciting disgust; as the nauseousness of a drug or ...

36743

nautic
NAUTIC, a. [L. A seaman, a ship, See Navy] Pertaining to seamen or navigation; as nautical skill; a ...

36744

nautical
NAUTICAL, a. [L. A seaman, a ship, See Navy] Pertaining to seamen or navigation; as nautical skill; ...

36745

nautilite
NAUTILITE, n. A fossil nautilus.

36746

nautilus
NAUTILUS, n. [L.,Gr. A ship] A genus of marine animals, whose shell consists of one spiral valve ...

36747

naval
NAVAL, a. [L. Gr. A ship]1. Consisting of ships; as a naval force or armament. 2. Pertaining to ...

36748

navals
NAVALS, n. Naval affairs. [Not used]

36749

navarch
NAVARCH, n. In ancient Greece, the commander of a fleet.

36750

navarchy
NAVARCHY, n. [from L. And admiral.] Knowledge of managing ships.

36751

nave
NAVE, n. 1. The thick piece of timber in the center of a wheel, in which the spokes are inserted; ...

36752

navel
NAVEL, n. The center of the lower part of the abdomen, or the point where the umbilical cord ...

36753

navel-gall
NAVEL-GALL, n. A bruise on the top of the chine of the back of a horse, behind the saddle.

36754

navel-string
NAVEL-STRING, n. The umbilical cord. [See navel]

36755

navel-wort
NAVEL-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Cotyledon. It has the appearance of houseleek.

36756

navew
NAVEW, n. A plant of the genus Brassica. It has a spindle-shaped root, less than the turnep.

36757

navicular
NAVICULAR, a. [L., a little ship]1. Relating to small ships or boats. 2. Shaped like a boat; ...

36758

navigable
NAVIGABLE, a. [L. From navigo, to sail, from navis, a ship] To pass on water in ships; to sail. The ...

36759

navigate
NAVIGATE, v.t. 1. To pass over in ships; to sail on ; as to navigate the Atlantic.2. To steer, ...

36760

navigation
NAVIGATION, ppr. Passing on or over in sailing; steering and managing in sailing.NAVIGATION, n. 1. ...

36761

navigator
NAVIGATOR, n. One that navigates or sails; chiefly, one who directs the course of a ship, or one ...

36762

navy
NAVY, n. [Gr. From to swim. To swim then is to move up and down.]1. A fleet of ships; an assemblage ...

36763

nawl
NAWL, n. An awl. [Not in use]

36764

nay
NAY, adv. [a contracted word, to deny]1. No; a word that expresses negation.I tell you nay, but ...

36765

nayward
NAYWARD, n. Tendency to denial. [Not used]

36766

nayword
NAYWORD, n. A by-word; a proverbial reproach; a watch-word.

36767

nazarite
NAZARITE, n. A jew who professed extraordinary purity of life and devotion.

36768

nazaritism
NAZARITISM, n. The doctrines of practice of the Nazarites.

36769

ne
NE, not, is obsolete. We find it in early English writers, prefixed to other words; as nill, for ...

36770

neaf
NEAF, n. The fist.

36771

neal
NEAL, v.t. To temper and reduce to a due consistence by heat. But neal is now rarely used. [See ...

36772

neap
NEAP, n. [This word may belong to the root of neb, nib; nose] The tongue or pole of a cart, sled or ...

36773

neap-tide
NEAP-TIDE, n. Low tide. [See Neap.]

36774

neaped
NEAPED, BENEAPED, a. Left aground. A ship is said to be neaped, when left aground, particularly on ...

36775

neapolitan
NEAPOLITAN, a. Belonging to Naples, in Italy.

36776

near
NEAR, a. [This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh; ...

36777

nearest
NEAREST, a. Shortest; most direct; as the nearest way to London. So we use nearer for shorter. ...

36778

nearly
NEARLY, adv. 1. At no great distance; not remotely.2. Closely; as two persons nearly related or ...

36779

nearness
NEARNESS, n. 1. Closeness; small distance. The nearness of a place to a market enhances the value ...

36780

neat
NEAT, n. [Neat coincides with the root of need in elements, and if connected with it, the sense is ...

36781

neatherd
NEATHERD, n. A person who has the care of cattle; a cow-keeper.

36782

neatly
NEATLY, adv. 1. With neatness; in a neat manner; in a cleanly manner; as a garment neatly washed.2. ...

36783

neatness
NEATNESS, n. 1. Exact cleanliness; entire freedom from foul matter; as the neatness of a floor or ...

36784

neatress
NEATRESS, n. [from neat, cattle] A female who takes care of cattle. [ Not used in the United ...

36785

neb
NEB, n. [G. In the different dialects, it signifies a bill, beak, the nose, or the face, from ...

36786

nebulab
NEBULAB, n. [fog, mist; Probably the primary sense is thick or mixed.]1. A dark spot, a film in the ...

36787

nebule
NEBULE, n . [fog, mist; Probably the primary sense is thick or mixed.]1. A dark spot, a film in the ...

36788

nebulosity
NEBULOSITY, n. [from nebulous.] The state of being cloudy or hazy.

36789

nebulous
NEBULOUS, a. 1. Cloudy; hazy. 2. Resembling a small cloud or collection of vapors.

36790

necessarian
NECESSARIAN,n. [See Necessary.] An advocate for the doctrine of philosophical necessity; more ...

36791

necessaries
NECESSARIES, n. plu. [from necessary] Things necessary for some purpose; as the necessaries of ...

36792

necessarily
NECESSARILY, adv.1. By necessity; in such a manner that it cannot be otherwise. Truth is ...

36793

necessariness
NECESSARINESS, n. The state of being necessary.

36794

necessary
NECESSARY, a. 1. That must be; that cannot be otherwise; indispensably requisite. It is necessary ...

36795

necessitarian
NECESSITARIAN, n. One who maintains the doctrine of philosophical necessity in regard to the ...

36796

necessitate
NECESSITATE, v.t. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable; to compel.The marquis ...

36797

necessitated
NECESSITATED,pp. Made necessary, indispensable or unavoidable.

36798

necessitating
NECESSITATING, ppr. Making necessary or indispensable.

36799

necessitation
NECESSITATION, n. The act of making necessary; compulsion. [Little used]

36800

necessitied
NECESSITIED, a. In a state of want. [ Not in use.]

36801

necessitous
NECESSITOUS, a. 1.Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.There are multitudes of necessitous ...

36802

necessitousness
NECESSITOUSNESS, n. Extreme poverty or destitution of the means of living; pressing want.

36803

necessitude
NECESSITUDE, n. Necessitousness; want. [ Not used.]

36804

necessity
NECESSITY, n. 1. That which must be and cannot be otherwise, or the cause of that which cannot be ...

36805

neck
NECK, n. [G. This word is properly the nape or vertebrae of the neck behind, and is so rendered in ...

36806

neckatee
NECKATEE,n . A gorget; a kerchief for a womans neck. [Not in use.]

36807

neckbeef
NECKBEEF, n. The coarse flesh of the neck of cattle, sold at a low price.As cheap as neckbeef.

36808

necked
NECKED, a. Having a neck ; as in stiff-necked.

36809

neckerchief
NECKERCHIEF, n. A gorget; a kerchief for a womans neck. [ Not in use.]

36810

necklace
NECKLACE, n. A string of beads or precious stones, worn by women on the neck.

36811

necklaced
NECKLACED, a. Marked as with a necklace.

36812

neckland
NECKLAND, n. A neck or long tract of land.

36813

neckverse
NECKVERSE, n. The verse formerly read to entitle a party to the benefit of clergy, said to be the ...

36814

neckweed
NECKWEED, n. Hemp; in ridicule.

36815

necrological
NECROLOGICAL, a. Pertaining to or giving an account of the dead or of deaths.

36816

necrologist
NECROLOGIST, n. One who gives an account of deaths.

36817

necrology
NECROLOGY, n. [dead, and discourse] An account of the dead or of deaths; a register of deaths.

36818

necromancer
NECROMANCER, n. [See Necromancy.] One who pretends to foretell future events by holding converse ...

36819

necromancy
NECROMANCY, n. [Gr. Dead, and divination.]1. The art of revealing future events by means of a ...

36820

necromantic
NECROMANTIC, a. Pertaining to necromancy; performed by necromancy.NECROMANTIC, n. Trick; ...

36821

necromantically
NECROMANTICALLY, adv. By necromancy or the black art; by conjuration.

36822

necronite
NECRONITE, n. [Gr., dead] Fetid feldspar, a mineral which when struck or pounded, exhales a fetid ...

36823

nectar
NECTAR, n. 1. In fabulous history and poetry, the drink of the gods; hence,2. A very sweet and ...

36824

nectarean
NECTAREAN, a. Resembling nectar; very sweet and pleasant.The juice nectareous and the balmy dew.

36825

nectared
NECTARED, a. Imbued with nectar; mingled with nectar; abounding with nectar.

36826

nectarial
NECTARIAL, a. Pertaining to the nectary of a plant.Stamens inserted into the margin of a glandulous ...

36827

nectariferous
NECTARIFEROUS, a. [L., to bear] Producing nectar or nomus; as a nectariferous glandule.

36828

nectarine
NECTARINE, a. Sweet as nectar.NECTARINE, n. A fruit, a variety of the peach with a smooth rind.

36829

nectarize
NECTARIZE, v.t. To sweeten.

36830

nectarous
NECTAROUS, a. Sweet as nectar.

36831

nectary
NECTARY, n. In botany, the melliferous part of a vegetable, peculiar to the flower. It usually ...

36832

nedder
NEDDER, n. An adder.

36833

need
NEED, n. [to be in want. The primary sense is to press.]1. Want; occasion for something; necessity; ...

36834

needed
NEEDED, pp. Wanted.

36835

needer
NEEDER, n. One that wants.

36836

needful
NEEDFUL, a. Necessary, as supply or relief; requisite.All things needful for defense abound.

36837

needfully
NEEDFULLY, adv. Necessarily.

36838

needily
NEEDILY, adv. [from needy] In want or poverty.

36839

neediness
NEEDINESS, n. [from needy] Want; poverty; indigence.

36840

needing
NEEDING, ppr. Wanting; requiring, as supply or relief.

36841

needle
NEEDLE, n. [G. something sharp or pointed. It may be allied to nettle.]1. A small instrument of ...

36842

needle-fish
NEEDLE-FISH, n. A fish of the genus Syngnathus. The middle of the body is hexangular. Also, the ...

36843

needle-maker
NEEDLE-MAKER, n. One who manufactures needles.

36844

needle-ore
NEEDLE-ORE, n. Acicular bismuth glance.

36845

needle-shell
NEEDLE-SHELL, n. The sea-urchin.

36846

needle-stone
NEEDLE-STONE, n. A mineral of the zeolite family.

36847

needle-zeolite
NEEDLE-ZEOLITE, n. A species of zeolite of a grayish white color.

36848

needleful
NEEDLEFUL, n. As much thread as is put at once in a needle.

36849

needler
NEEDLER, n. One who manufactures needles.

36850

needless
NEEDLESS, a. 1. Not wanted; unnecessary; not requisite; as needless labor; needless expenses.2. Not ...

36851

needlessly
NEEDLESSLY, adv. Without necessity.

36852

needlessness
NEEDLESSNESS, n. Unnecessariness.

36853

needlework
NEEDLEWORK, n. Work executed with a needle; or the business of a seamstress. It is used ...

36854

needment
NEEDMENT, n. Something needed or wanted. [Not used.]

36855

needs
NEEDS, adv. Necessarily; indispensably; generally used with must.

36856

needy
NEEDY, a. Necessitous; indigent; very poor; distressed by want of the means of living.To relieve ...

36857

neer
NEER, a contraction of never.

36858

neese
NEESE, v.i. To sneeze [See sneeze, which is formed on this word.]

36859

neesewort
NEESEWORT, n. A plant.

36860

neesing
NEESING, n. A sneezing.

36861

nef
NEF, n. The nave of a church. [Not used. See Nave.]

36862

nefandous
NEFANDOUS, a. [L. Unlawful, or to utter.] Wicked in the extreme; abominable; atrociously sinful or ...

36863

nefariously
NEFARIOUSLY, adv. With extreme wickedness; abominably.

36864

negation
NEGATION, n. [L. The sense is to thrust, to stop or repel; for in Italian, negare is to deny, and ...

36865

negative
NEGATIVE, a. 1. Implying denial or negation; opposed to affirmative, as a negative proposition is ...

36866

negatively
NEGATIVELY, adv.1. With or by denial; as, he answered negatively.2. In the form of speech implying ...

36867

negatory
NEGATORY, a. That denies; belonging to negation. [Little used.]

36868

negboor
NEGBOOR, n. 1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a ...

36869

neger
NEGER, n. [L. niger] A black person; one of the African race.

36870

neglect
NEGLECT, v.t. [G. To let, to leave, to suffer to pass. The sense of the latter words then is to ...

36871

neglected
NEGLECTED, pp. Omitted to be done; slighted; disregarded.

36872

neglecter
NEGLECTER, n. One that neglects.

36873

neglectful
NEGLECTFUL, a. 1. Heedless; careless; inattentive.2. Accustomed or apt to omit what may or ought to ...

36874

neglectfully
NEGLECTFULLY, adv. With neglect; with heedless inattention; with careless indifference.

36875

neglecting
NEGLECTING, ppr. Omitting; passing by; forbearing to do; slighting; treating with indifference.

36876

neglectingly
NEGLECTINGLY, adv. Carelessly; heedlessly.

36877

neglection
NEGLECTION, n. The state of being negligent. [Not used.]

36878

neglective
NEGLECTIVE, a. Inattentive; regardless of. [Little used.]

36879

negligee
NEGLIGEE, n. A kind of gown formerly worn.

36880

negligence
NEGLIGENCE, n. 1. Neglect; omission to do; more generally, 2. Habitual omission of that which ought ...

36881

negligent
NEGLIGENT, a. 1. Careless; heedless; apt or accustomed to omit what ought to be done; inattentive ...

36882

negligently
NEGLIGENTLY, adv. 1. Carelessly; heedlessly; without exactness; as a person negligently dressed; a ...

36883

negotiability
NEGOTIABILITY, n. The quality of being negotiable or transferable by indorsement.

36884

negotiable
NEGOTIABLE, a. [from negotiate] That may be transferred by assignment or indorsement; that may be ...

36885

negotiant
NEGOTIANT, n. One who negotiates; a negotiator. [Not used.]

36886

negotiate
NEGOTIATE, v.i. [ L. An errand, business; to go on errands, to negotiate.]1. To transact business; ...

36887

negotiated
NEGOTIATED, pp. Procured or obtained by agreement with another; sold or transferred for a valuable ...

36888

negotiating
NEGOTIATING, ppr. Treating with; transacting business.

36889

negotiation
NEGOTIATION, n. 1. The act of negotiating; the transacting of business in traffick; the treating ...

36890

negotiator
NEGOTIATOR, n. One that negotiates; one that treats with others either as principal or agent, in ...

36891

negress
NEGRESS, n. [See Negro.] A female of the black race of Africa.

36892

negro
NEGRO, n. [It is remarkable that our common people retain the exact Latin pronunciation of this ...

36893

negus
NEGUS, n . A liquor made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg and lemon juice; so called, it is said, ...

36894

neif
NEIF, n. 1. The neaf or fist. [Not used.]2. A slave. [Not used.]

36895

neigh
NEIGH, v.i. [signifies to jar or quarrel; a sharp noise.] To utter the voice of a horse, expressive ...

36896

neighbor
NEIGHBOR, n. 1. One who lives near another. In large towns, a neighbor is one who lives within a ...

36897

neighborhood
NEIGHBORHOOD, n. 1. A place near; vicinity; the adjoining district or any place not distant. He ...

36898

neighboring
NEIGHBORING, a. Living or being near; as the neighboring inhabitants; neighboring countries or ...

36899

neighborliness
NEIGHBORLINESS, n. State or quality of being neighborly.

36900

neighborly
NEIGHBORLY, a.1. Becoming a neighbor; kind; civil.Judge if this be neighborly dealing.2. ...

36901

neighborship
NEIGHBORSHIP, n. State of being neighbors. [Not in use.]

36902

neither
NEITHER, n. [Compound pronoun, pronominal adjective, or a substitute, and not either, or not other. ...

36903

nemolite
NEMOLITE, n. An arborized stone.

36904

nemoral
NEMORAL, a. Pertaining to a wood or grove.

36905

nemorous
NEMOROUS, a. Woody.

36906

nempne
NEMPNE, v.t. To call.

36907

nenia
NENIA, n. A funeral song; an elegy.

36908

nenuphar
NENUPHAR, n. The water lily or water rose, a species of Nymphaea.

36909

neodamode
NEODAMODE, n. In ancient Greece, a person newly admitted to citizenship.

36910

neologic
NEOLOGIC, a. Pertaining to neology; employing new words.

36911

neological
NEOLOGICAL, a. Pertaining to neology; employing new words.

36912

neologism
NEOLOGISM, n. A new word or expression.

36913

neologist
NEOLOGIST, n. One who introduces new words into a language. Lavoisier has been a successful ...

36914

neology
NEOLOGY, n. The introduction of a new word or of new words into a language. The present ...

36915

neonomian
NEONOMIAN, n. One who advocates new laws, or desires Gods law to be altered.

36916

neophyte
NEOPHYTE, n.1. A new convert or proselyte; a name given by the early Christians to such heathens as ...

36917

neoteric
NEOTERIC, a. [Gr. Young, from new] New; recent in origin; modern.

36918

neoterical
NEOTERICAL, a. [Gr. Young, from new] New; recent in origin; modern.

36919

nep
NEP, n. A plant of the genus Nepeta; catmint.

36920

nepenthe
NEPENTHE, n. [Gr. not, and grief.] A drug or medicine that drives away pain and grief. [Little ...

36921

nephelin
NEPHELIN, n. [Gr. A cloud] A mineral found mixed with other substances, primitive or volcanic, in ...

36922

nepheline
NEPHELINE, n. [Gr. A cloud] A mineral found mixed with other substances, primitive or volcanic, in ...

36923

nephew
NEPHEW, n. 1. The son of a brother or sister.2. A grandson; also a descendant. [Not much used.]

36924

nephrite
NEPHRITE, n. A mineral, a subspecies of jade, of a leek green color, massive and in rolled pieces. ...

36925

nephritic
NEPHRITIC, a. [Gr. From the kidneys.]1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a ...

36926

nephritical
NEPHRITICAL, a. [Gr. From the kidneys.]1. Pertaining to the kidneys or organs of urine; as a ...

36927

nephritis
NEPHRITIS, n. In medicine, an inflammation of the kidneys.

36928

nephrotomy
NEPHROTOMY, n. [Gr. A kidney, to cut] In surgery, the operation of extracting a stone from the ...

36929

nepotism
NEPOTISM, n. [from nephew]1. Fondness for nephews.2. Undue attachment to relations; favoritism ...

36930

neptunian
NEPTUNIAN, a. [the fabled deity of the ocean.]1. Pertaining to the ocean or sea.2. Formed by water ...

36931

neptunist
NEPTUNIST, n. One who adopts the theory that the whole earth was once covered with water, or rather ...

36932

nereid
NEREID, n. In mythology, a sea nymph. In ancient monuments, the Nereids are represented as riding ...

36933

nerfling
NERFLING, n. A fresh water fish of Germany, of the lether-mouthed kind, and apparently a variety of ...

36934

nerite
NERITE, n. A genus of univalvular shells.

36935

neritite
NERITITE, n. A petrified shell of the genus Nerita.

36936

nerve
NERVE, n. 1. An organ of sensation and motion in animals. The nerves are prolongations of the ...

36937

nerved
NERVED, pp. 1. Armed with strength.2. In botany, having vessels simple and unbranched, extending ...

36938

nerveless
NERVELESS, a. Destitute of strength; weak.

36939

nervine
NERVINE,a. That has the quality of relieving in disorders of the nerves.NERVINE, n. A medicine that ...

36940

nervose
NERVOSE, a. In botany [See Nerved, No.2]

36941

nervous
NERVOUS, a. 1. Strong; vigorous; as a nervous arm.2. Pertaining to the nerves; seated in or ...

36942

nervously
NERVOUSLY, adv. With strength or vigor.

36943

nervousness
NERVOUSNESS, n. 1. Strength; force; vigor.2. The state of being composed of nerves.

36944

nervy
NERVY, a. Strong; vigorous.

36945

nescience
NESCIENCE, n. Want of knowledge; ignorance.

36946

nesh
NESH, a. Soft; tender; nice. [Not used.]

36947

ness
NESS, a termination of appellatives, denotes state or quality, as in goodness, greatness.

36948

nest
NEST, n. 1. The place or bed formed or used by a bird for incubation or the mansion of her young, ...

36949

nestegg
NESTEGG, n. An egg left in the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it.

36950

nestle
NESTLE, v.i. 1. To settle; to harbor; to lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest.The king-fisher ...

36951

nestling
NESTLING, n. 1. A young bird in the nest, or just taken from the nest.2. A nest.NESTLING, a. Newly ...

36952

nestorian
NESTORIAN, n. A follower of Nestorius, a heretic of the fifth century, who taught that Christ was ...

36953

net
NET, n. 1. An instrument for catching fish and fowls, or wild beasts, formed with twine or thread ...

36954

net-work
NET-WORK, n. A complication of threads, twine or cords united at certain distances, forming meshes, ...

36955

nether
NETHER, a. [This word is of the comparative degree; the positive occurs only in composition, as in ...

36956

nethermost
NETHERMOST, a. Lowest; as the nethermost hell; the nethermost abyss.

36957

netting
NETTING, n. 1. A piece of network.2. A complication of ropes fastened across each other, to be ...

36958

nettle
NETTLE, n. A plant of the genus Urtica, whose prickles fret the skin and occasion very painful ...

36959

nettle-tree
NETTLE-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Celtis whose leaves are deeply serrated, and end in a sharp ...

36960

nettled
NETTLED, pp. Fretted; irritated.

36961

nettler
NETTLER, n. One that provokes, stings or irritates.

36962

nettling
NETTLING, ppr. Irritating; vexing.

36963

neurological
NEUROLOGICAL, a. [See Neurology.] Pertaining to neurolgy, or to a description of the nerves of ...

36964

neurologist
NEUROLOGIST, n. One who describes the nerves of animals.

36965

neurology
NEUROLOGY,n. [Gr. A nerve, and discourse.] A description of the nerves of animal bodies, or the ...

36966

neuropter
NEUROPTER, n. [Gr., a nerve, and a wing.] The neuropters are an order of insects having four ...

36967

neuroptera
NEUROPTERA, n. [Gr., a nerve, and a wing.] The neuropters are an order of insects having four ...

36968

neuropteral
NEUROPTERAL, a. Belonging to the order of neuropters.

36969

neurospast
NEUROSPAST, n. [Gr. To draw with strings.] A puppet; a little figure put in motion.

36970

neurotic
NEUROTIC, a. [Gr. A nerve.] Useful in disorders of the nerves.NEUROTIC, n. A medicine useful in the ...

36971

neurotomical
NEUROTOMICAL, a. [See Neurotomy.] Pertaining to the anatomy or dissection of the nerves.

36972

neurotomist
NEUROTOMIST, n. One who dissects the nerves.

36973

neurotomy
NEUROTOMY, n. [Gr. A nerve, and to cut.] 1. The dissection of a nerve.2. The art or practice of ...

36974

neuter
NEUTER, a. [L. not either.]1. Not adhering to either party; taking no part with either side, either ...

36975

neutral
NEUTRAL, a. [L. From neuter.]1. Not engaged on either side; not taking an active part with either ...

36976

neutralist
NEUTRALIST, n. A neutral. [Little used.]

36977

neutrality
NEUTRALITY, n. 1. The state of being unengaged in disputes or contests between others; the state ...

36978

neutralization
NEUTRALIZATION, n. [from neutralize.]1. The act of neutralizing or destroying the peculiar ...

36979

neutralize
NEUTRALIZE, v.t.1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of indifference between different ...

36980

neutralized
NEUTRALIZED, pp. Reduced to neutrality or indifference.

36981

neutralizer
NEUTRALIZER, n. That which neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises or renders inert the ...

36982

neutralizing
NEUTRALIZING, ppr. Destroying or rendering inert the peculiar properties of a substance; reducing ...

36983

neutrally
NEUTRALLY, adv. Without taking part with either side; indifferently.

36984

never
NEVER, adv.1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time. It refers to the past or the future. This ...

36985

nevertheless
NEVERTHELESS, adv. Not the less; notwithstanding; that is, in opposition to any thing, or without ...

36986

new
NEW, a. 1. Lately made, invented, produced or come into being; that has existed a short time only; ...

36987

new-fangled
NEW-FANGLED, a. [new and fangle.] New made; formed with the affectation of novelty; in ...

36988

new-fangledness
NEW-FANGLEDNESS, n. Vain or affected fashion or form.

36989

new-fashioned
NEW-FASHIONED, a. Made in a new form, or lately come into fashion.

36990

new-model
NEW-MODEL, v.t. To give a new form to.

36991

new-modeled
NEW-MODELED, a. Formed after a new model.

36992

new-modeling
NEW-MODELING, ppr. Giving a new form to.

36993

newel
NEWEL, n. In architecture, the upright post about which are formed winding stairs, or a cylinder of ...

36994

newing
NEWING, n. Yeast or barm.

36995

newish
NEWISH, a. Somewhat new; nearly new.

36996

newly
NEWLY, adv.1. Lately; freshly; recently.He rubbd it oer with newly gathered mint.2. With a new ...

36997

newness
NEWNESS, n. 1. Lateness of origin; recentness; state of being lately invented or produced; as the ...

36998

news
NEWS, n. [ From new; This word has a plural form, but is almost always united with a verb in the ...

36999

news-monger
NEWS-MONGER, n. One that deals in news; one who employs much time in hearing and telling news.

37000

newspaper
NEWSPAPER, n. A sheet of paper printed and distributed for conveying news; a public print that ...

37001

newt
NEWT, n. A small lizard; an eft.

37002

newtonian
NEWTONIAN, a. Pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or formed or discovered by him; as the Newtonian ...

37003

next
NEXT, a. 1. Nearest in place; that has no object intervening between it and some other; immediately ...

37004

nias
NIAS, for an eyas, a young hawk.

37005

nib
NIB, n. 1. The bill or beak of a fowl.2. The point of any thing, particularly of a pen.

37006

nibbed
NIBBED, a. Having a nib or point.

37007

nibble
NIBBLE, v.t. [from nib.]1. To bite by little at a time; to eat slowly or in small bits. So sheep ...

37008

nibbler
NIBBLER, n. One that bites a little at a time; a carper.

37009

nibbling
NIBBLING, ppr. Biting in small bits; carping.

37010

nibiliary
NIBIL'IARY, n. [See Noble.] A history of noble families.

37011

nice
NICE, a. [G. To eat dainties or sweetmeats]1. Properly, soft; whence, delicate; tender; dainty; ...

37012

nicely
NICELY, adv. 1. With delicate perception; as, to be nicely sensible.2. Accurately; exactly; with ...

37013

nicene
NICENE, a. Pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor. The Nicene creed, was a summary of Christian ...

37014

niceness
NICENESS, n. 1. Delicacy of perception; the quality of perceiving small differences; as niceness of ...

37015

nicety
NICETY, n.1. Niceness; delicacy of perception.2. Excess of delicacy; fastidiousness; ...

37016

nich
NICH, n. A cavity, hollow, or recess within the thickness of a wall, for a statue or bust.

37017

niche
NICHE, n. A cavity, hollow, or recess within the thickness of a wall, for a statue or bust.

37018

nick
NICK, n. In the northern mythology, an evil spirit of the saters; hence the modern vulgar phrase, ...

37019

nickar-tree
NICKAR-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Guilandina, which grows in the western parts of the United ...

37020

nickel
NICKEL, n. A metal of a white or reddish white color, of great hardness, very difficult to be ...

37021

nickelic
NICKELIC, a. The nickelic acid is a saturated combination of nickel and oxygen.

37022

nicker
NICKER, n. One who watches for opportunities to pilfer or practice knavery.

37023

nickname
NICKNAME, n. [G. To banter. Signifies to surname, to call by a name of reproach.] A name given in ...

37024

nicknamed
NICKNAMED, pp. Named in derision.

37025

nicknaming
NICKNAMING, ppr. Calling by a name in contempt or derision.

37026

nicolaitan
NICOLAITAN, n. One of a sect in the ancient Christian church, so named from Nicolas, a deacon of ...

37027

nicotian
NICOTIAN, a. Pertaining to or denoting tobacco; and as a noun, tobacco; so called from Nicot, who ...

37028

nicotin
NICOTIN, n. The peculiar principle in the leaves of tobacco; a colorless substance of an acrid ...

37029

nictate
NICTATE, v.i. [L. to wink.] To wink.

37030

nictating
NICTATING, ppr. or a. Winking. The nictitating membrane is a thin membrane that covers and protects ...

37031

nictation
NICTATION, n. The act of winking.

37032

nictitating
NICTITATING, ppr. or a. Winking. The nictitating membrane is a thin membrane that covers and ...

37033

nide
NIDE, n. [L. A nest.] A brood; as a nide of pheasants.

37034

nidget
NIDGET, n. A dastard. [Not in use.]

37035

nidificate
NIDIFICATE, v.i. [L. A nest.] To make a nest.

37036

nidification
NIDIFICATION, n. The act or operation of building a nest, and the hatching and feeding of young in ...

37037

niding
NIDING, n. A despicable coward; a dastard.

37038

nidor
NIDOR, n. Scent, savor.

37039

nidorosity
NIDOROSITY, n. Eructation with the taste of undigested roast meat.

37040

nidorous
NIDOROUS, a. Resembling the smell or taste of roasted meat.

37041

nidulant
NIDULANT, a. [L. Nest.] In botany, nestling; lying loose in pulp or cotton, within a berry or ...

37042

nidulation
NIDULATION, n. The time of remaining in the nest; as of a bird.

37043

nidus
NIDUS, n. [L.] A nest; a repository for the eggs of birds, insects, &c.

37044

niece
NIECE, n. The daughter of a brother or sister.

37045

nifle
NIFLE, n. A trifle.

37046

niggard
NIGGARD, n. [straight, narrow; to haggle, to be sordidly parsimonious; exhibiting analogies similar ...

37047

niggardise
NIGGARDISE, n. Niggardliness. [Not in use.]

37048

niggardish
NIGGARDISH, a. Somewhat covetous or niggardly.

37049

niggardliness
NIGGARDLINESS, n. Mean covetousness; sordid parsimony; extreme avarice manifested in sparing ...

37050

niggardly
NIGGARDLY, a. 1. Meanly covetous or avaricious; sordidly parsimonious; extremely sparing of ...

37051

niggardness
NIGGARDNESS, n. Niggardliness. [Not used.]

37052

niggardy
NIGGARDY, n. Niggardliness. [Not used.]

37053

niggle
NIGGLE, v.t. and I. To mock; to trifle with. [Not in use.]

37054

nigh
NIGH, a. [G. A preposition signifying to, on or after, that is, approaching, pressing on, making ...

37055

nighly
NIGHLY, adv. Nearly; within a little.A cube and a sphere nighly of the same bigness. [Not used.]

37056

nighness
NIGHNESS, n. Nearness; proximity in place, time or degree.

37057

night
NIGHT, n. [The sense may be dark, black, or it may be the decline of the day, from declining, ...

37058

night-angling
NIGHT-ANGLING, n. The angling for or catching fish in the night.

37059

night-bird
NIGHT-BIRD, n. A bird that flies only in the night.

37060

night-born
NIGHT-BORN, a. Produced in darkness.

37061

night-brawler
NIGHT-BRAWLER, n. One who excites brawls or makes a tumult at night.

37062

night-cap
NIGHT-CAP, n. A cap worn in bed or in undress.

37063

night-crow
NIGHT-CROW, n. A fowl that cries in the night.

37064

night-dew
NIGHT-DEW, n. The dew formed in the night.

37065

night-dog
NIGHT-DOG, n. A dog that hunts in the night; used by deer-stealers.

37066

night-dress
NIGHT-DRESS, n. A dress worn at night.

37067

night-faring
NIGHT-FARING, a. Traveling in the night.

37068

night-fire
NIGHT-FIRE, n. 1. Ignis fatuus; Will with a wisp; Jack with a lantern.2. Fire burning in the night.

37069

night-fly
NIGHT-FLY, n. An insect that flies in the night.

37070

night-founded
NIGHT-FOUNDED, a. Lost or distressed in the night.

37071

night-gown
NIGHT-GOWN, n. A loose gown used for undress.

37072

night-hag
NIGHT-HAG, n. A witch supposed to wander in the night.

37073

night-man
NIGHT-MAN, n. One who removes filth from cities in the night.

37074

night-piece
NIGHT-PIECE, n. A piece of painting so colored as to be supposed seen by candle-light.

37075

night-rail
NIGHT-RAIL, n. A loose robe or garment worn over the dress at night. [Not used.]

37076

night-raven
NIGHT-RAVEN, n. A fowl of ill omen that cries in the night.

37077

night-rest
NIGHT-REST, n. Rest or repose at night.

37078

night-robber
NIGHT-ROBBER, n. One that robs or steals in the night.

37079

night-rule
NIGHT-RULE, n. A tumult or frolick in the night.

37080

night-shining
NIGHT-SHINING, a. Shining in the night; luminous in darkness.

37081

night-shriek
NIGHT-SHRIEK, n. A shriek or outcry in the night.

37082

night-spell
NIGHT-SPELL, n. A charm against accidents at night.

37083

night-tripping
NIGHT-TRIPPING, a. Tripping about in the night; as a night-tripping fairy.

37084

night-vision
NIGHT-VISION, n. A vision at night. Daniel 2.

37085

night-waking
NIGHT-WAKING, a. Watching in the night.

37086

night-walk
NIGHT-WALK, n. A walk in the evening or night.

37087

night-walker
NIGHT-WALKER, n. 1. One that walks in his sleep; a somnambulist.2. One that roves about in the ...

37088

night-walking
NIGHT-WALKING, a. Roving in the night.NIGHT-WALKING, n. A roving in the streets at night with evil ...

37089

night-wanderer
NIGHT-WANDERER, n. One roving at night.

37090

night-wandering
NIGHT-WANDERING, a. Wandering in the night.

37091

night-warbling
NIGHT-WARBLING, a. Warbling or singing in the night.

37092

night-watch
NIGHT-WATCH, n. 1. A period in the night, as distinguished by the change of the watch. ...

37093

night-watcher
NIGHT-WATCHER, n. One that watches in the night with evil designs.

37094

night-witch
NIGHT-WITCH, n. A night hag; a witch that appears in the night.

37095

nighted
NIGHTED, a. Darkened; clouded; black. [Little used.]

37096

nightfall
NIGHTFALL, n. The close of the day; evening.

37097

nightingale
NIGHTINGALE, n. 1. A small bird that sings at night, of the genus Motacilla; Philomela or ...

37098

nightish
NIGHTISH, a. Pertaining to night, or attached to the night.

37099

nightly
NIGHTLY, a. 1. Done by night; happening in the night, or appearing in the night; as nightly sports; ...

37100

nightmar
NIGHTMAR, n. Incubus; a sensation in sleep resembling the pressure of a weight on the breast or ...

37101

nightshade
NIGHTSHADE, n. A plant of the genus Solanum. The deadly nightshade is of the genus Atropa; the ...

37102

nightward
NIGHTWARD, a. Approaching towards night.

37103

nigrescent
NIGRES'CENT, a. [L. to grow black.] Growing black; changing to a black color; approaching to ...

37104

nigrin
NIG'RIN, n. An ore of titanium, found in black grains or rolled pieces.

37105

nigrine
NIG'RINE, n. An ore of titanium, found in black grains or rolled pieces.

37106

nihility
NIHIL'ITY, n. Nothingness; a state of being nothing.

37107

nill
NILL, v.t. Not to will; to refuse; to reject.NILL, v.i. To be unwilling.NILL, n. The shining sparks ...

37108

nilometer
NILOM'ETER, n. An instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during the flood.

37109

nim
NIM, v.t. To take; to steal; to filch.

37110

nimble
NIM'BLE, a. Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift. It is applied ...

37111

nimble-footed
NIM'BLE-FOOTED, a. Running with speed; light of foot.

37112

nimble-witted
NIM'BLE-WITTED, a. Quick; ready to speak.

37113

nimbleness
NIM'BLENESS, n. Lightness and agility in motion; quickness; celerity; speed; swiftness. It implies ...

37114

nimbless
NIM'BLESS, n. Nimbleness.

37115

nimbly
NIM'BLY, adv. With agility; with light, quick motion.He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber.

37116

nimiety
NIM'IETY, n. The state of being too much. [Not in use.]

37117

nimmer
NIM'MER, n. A thief. [Not in use.]

37118

nincompoop
NIN'COMPOOP, n. [said to be a corruption of L. non compos, not of sound mind.] A fool; a blockhead; ...

37119

nine
NINE, a. Denoting the number composed of eight and one; as nine men; nine days.NINE, n. The number ...

37120

nine-fold
NI'NE-FOLD, a. Nine times repeated.

37121

nine-holes
NI'NE-HOLES, n A game in which holes are made in the ground, into which a pellet is to be bowled.

37122

nine-pence
NI'NE-PENCE, n. A silver coin of the value of nine pence.

37123

nine-pins
NI'NE-PINS, n. A play with nine pins or sharpened pieces of wood set on end, at which a bowl is ...

37124

nine-score
NI'NE-SCORE, n. The number of nine times twenty.

37125

nineteen
NI'NETEEN, a. Noting the number of nine and ten united; as nineteen years.

37126

nineteenth
NI'NETEENTH, a. The ordinal of nineteen; designating nineteen.

37127

ninetieth
NI'NETIETH, a. The ordinal of ninety.

37128

ninety
NI'NETY, a. Nine times ten; as ninety years.

37129

ninny
NIN'NY, n. A fool; a simpleton.

37130

ninth
NINTH, a. The ordinal of nine; designating the number nine, the next preceding ten; as the ninth ...

37131

nip
NIP, v.t. [G. a nipping tool; to nip, to cut off, to pinch.]1. To cut, bite or pinch off the end or ...

37132

nipped
NIP'PED, pp. Pinched; bit; cropped; blasted.

37133

nipper
NIP'PER, n. 1. A satirist. [Not used.]2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four.

37134

nippers
NIP'PERS, n. Small pinchers.

37135

nipping
NIP'PING, ppr. Pinching; pinching off; biting off the end; cropping; clipping; blasting; killing.

37136

nippingly
NIP'PINGLY, adv. With bitter sarcasm.

37137

nipple
NIP'PLE, n. 1. A teat; a dug; the spungy protuberance by which milk is drawn from the breasts of ...

37138

nipplewort
NIP'PLEWORT, n. A plant of the genus Lapsana.

37139

nipt
NIPT, pp. Pinched; bit; cropped; blasted.

37140

nisan
NIS'AN, n. A month of the Jewish calendar, the first month of the sacred year and seventh of the ...

37141

nisiprius
NISIPRIUS, n. In law, a writ which lies in cases where the jury being impaneled and returned before ...

37142

nit
NIT, n. The egg of a louse or other small insect.

37143

nitency
NI'TENCY, n. [L. to shine.]1. Brightness; luster. [Little used.]2. [L. to strive.] Endeavor; ...

37144

niter
NI'TER, n. [In Hebrew, the verb under which this word appears signifies to spring, leap, shake, and ...

37145

nithing
NITH'ING, n. A coward; a dastard; a poltroon. [See Niding.]

37146

nitid
NIT'ID, a. 1. Bright; lustrous; shining.2. Gay; spruce; fine; applied to persons. [Little used.]

37147

nitrate
NI'TRATE, n. A salt formed by the union of the nitric acid with a base; as nitrate of soda.

37148

nitrated
NI'TRATED, a. Combined with niter.

37149

nitric
NI'TRIC, a. Impregnated with niter. Nitric acid is the acid saturated with oxygen, or an acid ...

37150

nitrification
NITRIFICATION, n. The process of forming niter.

37151

nitrify
NITRIFY, v.t. [L.] To form into niter.

37152

nitrite
NI'TRITE, n. A salt formed by the combination of the nitrous acid with a base.

37153

nitro-muriatic
NITRO-MURIAT'IC, a. Partaking of niter and muria or sea-salt. The nitro-muriatic acid is a ...

37154

nitrogen
NI'TROGEN, n. [Gr. to produce.] The element of niter; that which produces niter; that element or ...

37155

nitrogenous
NITROG'ENOUS, a. Pertaining to nitrogen; producing niter.

37156

nitroleucic
NITROLEU'CIC, a. Designating an acid obtained from leucine acted on by niter.

37157

nitrometer
NITROM'ETER, n. [Gr. to measure.] An instrument for ascertaining the quality or value of niter.

37158

nitrous
NI'TROUS, a. Pertaining to niter; partaking of the qualities of niter, or resembling it. Nitrous ...

37159

nitry
NI'TRY, a. Nitrous; pertaining to niter; producing niter.

37160

nitter
NIT'TER, n. [from nit.] The horse bee that deposits nits on horses.

37161

nittily
NIT'TILY, adv. [from nitty.] Lousily. [Not used.]

37162

nitty
NIT'TY, a. [from nit.] Full of nits; abounding with nits.

37163

nival
NI'VAL, a. [L. snow.] Abounding with snow; snowy.

37164

niveous
NI'VEOUS, a. Snowy; resembling snow; partaking of the qualities of snow.

37165

no
NO. an abbreviation of number.

37166

nobilitate
NOBIL'ITATE, v.t. [See Noble.] To make noble; to ennoble.

37167

nobilitation
NOBILITA'TION, n. The act of making noble.

37168

nobility
NOBIL'ITY, n. 1. Dignity of mind; greatness; grandeur; that elevation of soul which comprehends ...

37169

noble
NO'BLE, a. 1. Great; elevated; dignified; being above every thing that can dishonor reputation; as ...

37170

nobleness
NO'BLENESS, n. 1. Greatness; dignity; ingenuousness; magnanimity; elevation of mind or of ...

37171

nobless
NOBLESS', n. 1. The nobility; persons of noble rank collectively, including males and females.2. ...

37172

noblewoman
NO'BLEWOMAN, n. A female of noble rank.

37173

nobly
NO'BLY, adv. 1. Of noble extraction; descended from a family of rank; as nobly born or descended.2. ...

37174

nobody
NO'BODY, n. [no and body.] No person; no one.

37175

nocent
NO'CENT, a. [L. to hurt, from striking.] Hurtful; mischievous; injurious; doing hurt; as nocent ...

37176

nocive
NO'CIVE, a. Hurtful; injurious.

37177

nock
NOCK, n. A notch. [See Notch.]NOCK, v.t. To place in the notch.

37178

noctambulation
NOCTAMBULA'TION, n. [L. night, to walk.] A rising from bed and walking in sleep.

37179

noctambulist
NOCTAM'BULIST, n. One who rises from bed and walks in his sleep. Arbuthnot uses noctambulo in the ...

37180

noctidial
NOCTID'IAL, a. [L. night, and dies, day.] Comprising a night and a day. [Little used.]

37181

noctiferous
NOCTIF'EROUS, a. [L. night, and to bring.] Bringing night. [Not used.]

37182

noctiluca
NOCTIL'UCA, n. [L. night, and to shine.] A species of phosphorus which shines in darkness without ...

37183

noctilucous
NOCTIL'UCOUS, a. Shining in the night.

37184

noctivagant
NOCTIV'AGANT, a. [L. night, and to wander.] Wandering in the night.

37185

noctivagation
NOCTIVAGA'TION, n. A roving in the night.

37186

noctuary
NOC'TUARY, n. [from L. night.] An account of what passes in the night.

37187

noctule
NOC'TULE, n. [from L. night.] A large species of bat.

37188

nocturn
NOC'TURN, n. [L. by night.] An office of devotion, or religious service by night.

37189

nocturnal
NOCTURN'AL, a. [L. night.]1. Pertaining to night; as nocturnal darkness.2. Done or happening at ...

37190

nocument
NOCUMENT, n. [L. To hurt.] Harm.

37191

nod
NOD, v.i. [Gr. contracted; a nod; to nod, to beckon, a leap a spring; to leap, to throb or beat, as ...

37192

nodated
NODATED, a. Knotted. A nodated hyperbola is one that by turning round crosses itself.

37193

nodation
NODATION, n. [L. To tie.] The act of making a knot, or state of being knotted. [Little used.]

37194

nodden
NODDEN, a. Bent; inclined. [Not in use.]

37195

nodder
NODDER, n. One who nods; a drowsy person.

37196

nodding
NODDING, ppr. Inclining the head with a short quick motion.

37197

noddle
NODDLE, n. [L. A lump; or from nod.] The head; in contempt.Come, master, I have a project in my ...

37198

noddy
NODDY, n. 1. A simpleton; a fool.2. A fowl of the genus Sterna, very simple and easily taken.3. A ...

37199

node
NODE, n. 1. Properly, a knot; a knob; hence, 2. In surgery, a swelling of the periosteum, tendons ...

37200

nodose
NODOSE, a. [L. Knot.] Knotted; having knots or swelling joints.

37201

nodosity
NODOSITY, n. Knottiness.

37202

nodous
NODOUS, a. Knotty; full of knots.

37203

nodular
NODULAR, a. Pertaining to or in the form of a nodule or knot.

37204

nodule
NODULE, n. A little knot or lump.

37205

noduled
NODULED, a. Having little knots or lumps.

37206

nog
NOG, n. A little pot; also, ale.

37207

noggen
NOGGEN, a. Hard; rough; harsh. [Not used.]

37208

noggin
NOGGIN, n. A small mug or wooden cup.

37209

nogging
NOGGING, n. A partition of scantlings filled with bricks.

37210

noiance
NOIANCE, n. [See Annoy.] Annoyance; trouble; mischief; inconvenience. [Not used.]

37211

noie
NOIE, for annoy is not in use.

37212

noier
NOIER, for annoyer is not in use.

37213

noious
NOIOUS, for troublesome is not in use.

37214

noise
NOISE, n. 1. Sound of any kind, or proceeding from any cause, as the sound made by the organs of ...

37215

noise-maker
NOISE-MAKER, n. One who makes a clamor.

37216

noised
NOISED, pp. Spread by report; much talked of.

37217

noiseful
NOISEFUL, a. Loud; clamorous; making much noise or talk.

37218

noiseless
NOISELESS, a. Making no noise or bustle; silent; as the noiseless foot of time.So noiseless would I ...

37219

noisily
NOISILY, adv. With noise; with making a noise.

37220

noisiness
NOISINESS, n. The state of being noisy; loudness of sound; clamorousness.

37221

noising
NOISING, ppr. Spreading by report.

37222

noisome
NOISOME, a. 1. Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalubrious; destructive; as ...

37223

noisomely
NOISOMELY, adv. With a fetid stench; with an infectious steam.

37224

noisomeness
NOISOMENESS, n. Offensiveness to the smell; quality that disgusts.

37225

noisy
NOISY1. Making a loud sound.2. Clamorous; turbulent; as the noisy crowd.3. Full of noise.O leave ...

37226

noli-me-tangere
NOLI-ME-TANGERE, n. [L. Touch me not.]1. A plant of the genus Impatiens, called also balsamine; ...

37227

nolition
NOLITION, n. Unwillingness; opposed to volition. [Little used.]

37228

noll
NOLL, n. The head; the noddle. [Not used.]

37229

nomad
NOMAD, n. [Gr. Living on pasturage, to distribute or divide, to feed. This verb is connected with ...

37230

nomadic
NOMADIC, a. Pastoral; subsisting by the tending of cattle, and wandering for the sake of pasturage; ...

37231

nomadize
NOMADIZE, v.i. To wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage; to subsist by the ...

37232

nomadizing
NOMADIZING, ppr. Leading a pastoral life and wandering or removing from place to place for the sake ...

37233

nomancy
NOMANCY, n. [Gr. Name, and divination.] The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by ...

37234

nombles
NOMBLES, n. The entrails of a deer.

37235

nombril
NOMBRIL, n. The center of an escutcheon.

37236

nome
NOME, n. 1. A province or tract of country; an Egyptian government or division.2. In the ancient ...

37237

nomenclator
NOMENCLATOR1. A person who calls things or persons by their names. In Rome, candidates for office ...

37238

nomenclatress
NOMENCLATRESS, n. A female nomenclator.

37239

nomenclatural
NOMENCLATURAL, a. Pertaining or according to a nomenclature.

37240

nomenclature
NOMENCLATURE, n. [See Nomenclator.]1. A list or catalogue of the more usual and important words in ...

37241

nomial
NOMIAL, n. A single name or term in mathematics.

37242

nominal
NOMINAL, a. 1. Titular; existing in name only; as , a nominal distinction or difference is a ...

37243

nominalist
NOMINALIST, n. The Nominalists were a sect of school philosophers, the disciples of Ocham or ...

37244

nominalize
NOMINALIZE, v.t. To convert into a noun. [Not in use and ill formed.]

37245

nominally
NOMINALLY, adv. By name or in name only.

37246

nominate
NOMINATE, v.t. [L. Name. See Name.]1. To name; to mention by name.2. To call; to entitle; to ...

37247

nominated
NOMINATED, pp. Named; mentioned by name; designated or proposed for an office or for election.

37248

nominately
NOMINATELY, adv. By name; particularly.

37249

nominating
NOMINATING, ppr. Naming; proposing for an office or for choice by name.

37250

nomination
NOMINATION, n. 1. The act of naming or of nominating; the act of proposing by name for an office.2. ...

37251

nominative
NOMINATIVE, a. Pertaining to the name which precedes a verb, or to the first case of nouns; as the ...

37252

nominator
NOMINATOR, n. One that nominates.

37253

nominee
NOMINEE, n. 1. In law, the person who is named to receive a copy-hold estate on surrender of it to ...

37254

nomothetic
NOMOTHETIC, a. Legislative; enacting laws.

37255

nomothetical
NOMOTHETICAL, a. Legislative; enacting laws.

37256

non
NON, adv. [L.] Not. This word is used in the English language as a prefix only, for giving a ...

37257

non-ability
NON-ABILITY, n. A want of ability; in law, an exception taken against a plaintiff in a cause, when ...

37258

non-appearance
NON-APPEARANCE, n. Default of appearance, as in court, to prosecute or defend.

37259

non-appointment
NON-APPOINTMENT, n. Neglect of appointment.

37260

non-attendance
NON-ATTENDANCE, n. A failure to attend; omission of attendance.

37261

non-attention
NON-ATTENTION, n. Inattention.

37262

non-bituminous
NON-BITUMINOUS, a. Containing no bitumen.

37263

non-claim
NON-CLAIM, n. A failure to make claim within the time limited by law; omission of claim.

37264

non-communion
NON-COMMUNION, n. Neglect or failure of communion.

37265

non-compliance
NON-COMPLIANCE, n. Neglect or failure of compliance.

37266

non-complying
NON-COMPLYING, a. Neglecting or refusing to comply.Non compos mentis, or non compose, [L.] not of ...

37267

non-conducting
NON-CONDUCTING, a. Not conducting; not transmitting another fluid. Thus in electricity, wax is a ...

37268

non-conduction
NON-CONDUCTION, a. Not conducting; not transmitting another fluid. Thus in electricity, wax is a ...

37269

non-conductor
NON-CONDUCTOR, n. A substance which does not conduct, that is, transmit another substance or fluid, ...

37270

non-conformist
NON-CONFORMIST, n. One who neglects or refuses to conform to the rites and mode of worship of an ...

37271

non-conformity
NON-CONFORMITY, n. 1. Neglect or failure of conformity.2. The neglect or refusal to unite with an ...

37272

non-contagious
NON-CONTAGIOUS, a. Not contagious.

37273

non-contagiousness
NON-CONTAGIOUSNESS, n. The quality or state of being not communicable from a diseased to a healthy ...

37274

non-cotemporaneous
NON-COTEMPORANEOUS, a. Not being cotemporary, or not of cotemprary origin.

37275

non-descript
NON-DESCRIPT, a. [L. Not, non, and described.] That has not been described.NON-DESCRIPT, n. Any ...

37276

non-elect
NON-ELECT, n. [L. non, not, and elected.] One who is not elected or chosen to salvation.

37277

non-electric
NON-ELECTRIC, a. Conducting the electric fluid.NON-ELECTRIC, n. A substance that is not an ...

37278

non-emphatic
NON-EMPHATIC, a. Having no emphasis; unemphatic.

37279

non-emphatical
NON-EMPHATICAL, a. Having no emphasis; unemphatic.

37280

non-entity
NON-ENTITY, n. 1. Non-existence; the negation of being.2. A thing not existing.There was no such ...

37281

non-episcopal
NON-EPISCOPAL, a. Not episcopal; not of the episcopal church or denomination.

37282

non-episcopalian
NON-EPISCOPALIAN, n. One who does not belong to the episcopal church or denomination.

37283

non-essential
NON-ESSENTIAL, n. Non-essentials are things not essential to a particular purpose.

37284

non-execution
NON-EXECUTION, n. Neglect of execution; non-performance.

37285

non-existence
NON-EXISTENCE, n. 1. Absence of existence; the negation of being.2. A thing that has no existence ...

37286

non-exportation
NON-EXPORTATION, n. A failure of exportation; a not exporting goods or commodities.

37287

non-importation
NON-IMPORTATION, n. Want or failure of importation; a not importing goods.

37288

non-juring
NON-JURING, a. [L. Non, not, and to swear.] Not swearing allegiance; an epithet applied to the ...

37289

non-juror
NON-JUROR, n. In Great Britain, one who refused to take the oath of allegiance to the government ...

37290

non-manufacturing
NON-MANUFACTURING, a. Not carrying on manufactures; as non-manufacturing states.

37291

non-metallic
NON-METALLIC, a. Not consisting of metal.

37292

non-naturals
NON-NATURALS, n. In medicine, things which, by the abuse of them, become the causes of disease, as ...

37293

non-observance
NON-OBSERVANCE, n. Neglect or failure to observe or fulfill.Non obstante, [L. Notwithstanding,] a ...

37294

non-payment
NON-PA'YMENT, n. Neglect of payment.

37295

non-ponderosity
NON-PONDEROS'ITY, n. Destitution of weight; levity.

37296

non-ponderous
NON-PON'DEROUS, a. Having no weight.

37297

non-production
NON-PRODUCTION, n. A failure to produce or exhibit.

37298

non-proficiency
NON-PROFI'CIENCY, n. Failure to make progress.

37299

non-proficient
NON-PROFI'CIENT, n. One who has failed to improve or make progress in any study or pursuit.Non ...

37300

non-regardance
NON-REG'ARDANCE, n. Want of due regard.

37301

non-rendition
NON-RENDI'TION, n. Neglect of rendition; the not rendering what is due.The non-payment of a debt, ...

37302

non-resemblance
NON-RESEM'BLANCE, n. Unlikeness; dissimilarity.

37303

non-residence
NON-RES'IDENCE, n. Failure or neglect of residing at the place where one is stationed, or where ...

37304

non-resident
NON-RES'IDENT, a. Not residing in a particular place, on one's own estate, or in one's proper ...

37305

non-resistance
NON-RESIST'ANCE, n. The omission of resistance; passive obedience; submission to authority, power ...

37306

non-resistant
NON-RESIST'ANT, a. Making no resistance to power or oppression.

37307

non-sane
NON-SA'NE, a. [L. non, not, and sound.] Unsound; not perfect; as a person of nonsane memory.

37308

non-solution
NON-SOLU'TION, n. Failure of solution or explanation.

37309

non-solvency
NON-SOLV'ENCY, n. Inablility to pay debts.

37310

non-solvent
NON-SOLV'ENT, a. Not able to pay debts; insolvent.

37311

non-sparing
NON-SPARING, a. Sparing none; alldestroying; merciless.

37312

non-usance
NON-USANCE, n. Neglect of use.

37313

non-user
NON-USER, n.1. A not using; failure to use; neglect of official duty; default of performing the ...

37314

nonage
NONAGE, n. [non, not, and age] Minority; the time of life before a person, according to the laws of ...

37315

nonagesimal
NONAGESIMAL, a. [L. Ninetieth.] Noting the 90th degree of the ecliptic; being in the highest point ...

37316

nonagon
NONAGON, n. [L. Nine, and Gr. an angle.] A figure having nine sides and nine angles.

37317

nonce
NONCE, n. Purpose; intent; design. [Not in use.]

37318

none
NONE, a. 1. Not one; used of persons or things.There is none that doeth good; no, not one. Psalm ...

37319

nones
NONES, n. 1. In the Roman calendar, the fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, ...

37320

nonesuch
NONESUCH, n. 1. An extraordinary thing; a thing that has not its equal.2. A plant of the genus ...

37321

nonillion
NONILLION, n. [L. Nine and million] The number of nine million millions.

37322

nonpareil
NONPAREIL, n. nonparel'. 1. Excellence unequaled.2. A sort of apple.3. A sort of printing type very ...

37323

nonplus
NON'PLUS, n. [L. not, and plus, more, further.] Puzzle; insuperable difficulty; a state in which ...

37324

nonsense
NON'SENSE, n. 1. No sense; words or language which have no meaning, or which convey no just ideas; ...

37325

nonsensical
NONSENS'ICAL, a. Unmeaning; absurd; foolish.

37326

nonsensically
NONSENS'ICALLY, adv. Absurdly; without meaning.

37327

nonsensicalness
NONSENS'ICALNESS, n. Jargon; absurdity; that which conveys no proper ideas.

37328

nonsensitive
NONSENS'ITIVE, a. Wanting sense or perception.

37329

nonsuch
NONSUCH. [See Nonesuch.]

37330

nonsuit
NON'SUIT, n. In law, the default, neglect or non-appearance of the plaintiff in a suit, when called ...

37331

nonsuited
NON'SUITED, pp. Adjudged to have deserted the suit by default of appearance; as a plaintiff.

37332

nonsuiting
NON'SUITING, ppr. Adjudging to have abandoned the suit by non-appearance or other neglect; as a ...

37333

noodle
NOO'DLE, n. A simpleton. [A vulgar word.]

37334

nook
NOOK, n. [See Nich.] A corner; a narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; as a ...

37335

noon
NOON, n. [ said to be from naw, that is up or ultimate, that limits, also nine. I has been ...

37336

noonday
NOON'DAY, n. Mid-day; twelve o'clock in the day.NOON'DAY, a. Pertaining to mid-day; meridional; as ...

37337

nooning
NOON'ING, n. Repose at noon; sometimes, repast at noon.

37338

noonstead
NOON'STEAD, n. The station of the sun at noon.

37339

noontide
NOON'TIDE, n. [See Tide, which signifies time.] The time of noon; mid-day.NOON'TIDE, a. Pertaining ...

37340

noose
NOOSE, n. A running knot, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.Where the hangman does ...

37341

nopal
NO'PAL, n. A Plant of the genus Cactus, from which the cochineal is collected in Mexico; Indian fig ...

37342

nope
NOPE, n. A provincial name for the bullfinch or red tail.

37343

nor
NOR, connective. [ne and or.] 1. A word that denies ro renders negative the second or subsequent ...

37344

normal
NOR'MAL, a. [L. a square, a rule.]1. According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right ...

37345

norman
NOR'MAN, n. In seamen's language, a short wooden bar to be thrust into a hole of the windlass, on ...

37346

norroy
NOR'ROY, n. [north and roy, north king.] The title of the third of the three kings at arms or ...

37347

north
NORTH, n. [I know not the origin of this word, nor its primary sense. It may have been applied ...

37348

northeast
NORTHE'AST, n. The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each.NORTHE'AST, a. ...

37349

northerly
NORTH'ERLY, a. Being towards the north, or nearer towards the north than to any other cardinal ...

37350

northern
NORTH'ERN, a. 1. Being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.2. In a ...

37351

northernly
NORTH'ERNLY, adv. Toward the north. [Not used.]

37352

northing
NORTH'ING, n. 1. The motion or distance of a planet from the equator northward.As the tides of the ...

37353

northward
NORTH'WARD, a. Being towards the north, or nearer to the north than to the east and west ...

37354

northwest
NORTHWEST', n. The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from ...

37355

northwestern
NORTHWEST'ERN, a. Pertaining to or being in the northwest, or in a direction to the northwest; as a ...

37356

norwegian
NORWE'GIAN, a. Belonging to Norway.NORWE'GIAN, n. A native of Norway.

37357

nose
NOSE, n. 1. The prominent part of the face which is the organ of smell, consisting of two similar ...

37358

nose-fish
NO'SE-FISH, n. A fish of the lether-mouthed kind, with a flat blunt snout; called also broad-snout.

37359

nose-smart
NO'SE-SMART, n. A plant, nasturtium; cresses.

37360

nosebleed
NO'SEBLEED, n. 1. A hemorrhage or bleeding at the nose.2. A plant of the genus Achillea.

37361

nosed
NO'SED, a. 1. Having a nose; as in long-nosed.2. Having sagacity.

37362

nosegay
NO'SEGAY, n. A bunch of flowers used to regale the sense of smelling.As on the nosegay in her ...

37363

noseless
NO'SELESS, a. Destitute of a nose.

37364

nosethril
NOSETHRIL. [See Nostril.]

37365

nosle
NOS'LE, n. [from nose.] A little nose; the extremity of a thing; as the nosle of a bellows. [See ...

37366

nosological
NOSOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Nosology.] Pertaining to nosology, or a systematic classification of ...

37367

nosologist
NOSOL'OGIST, n. One who classifies diseases, arranges them in order and gives them suitable names.

37368

nosology
NOSOL'OGY, n. [Gr. disease, and discourse.]1. A treatise on diseases, or a systematic arrangement ...

37369

nosopoetic
NOSOPOET'IC, a. [Gr. disease, and to produce.] Producing diseases. [Little used.]

37370

nostril
NOS'TRIL, n. [Thyrl or thirel is an opening or perforation; thirlian, thyrlian, to bore, to ...

37371

nostrum
NOS'TRUM, n. [L. from ours.] A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose ...

37372

not
NOT, adv. [See Naught.]1. A word that expreses negation, denial or refusal; as, he will no go; will ...

37373

notable
NOT'ABLE, a. [L. known; to know.] 1. Remarkable; worthy of notice; memorable; observable; ...

37374

notableness
NOT'ABLENESS, n. 1. Activity; industriousness; care. [Little used.]2. Remarkableness.

37375

notably
NOT'ABLY, adv.1. Memorably; remarkably; eminently.2. With show of consequence or importance.

37376

notarial
NOTA'RIAL, a. [from notary.] 1. Pertaining to a notary; as a notarial seal; notarial evidence or ...

37377

notary
NO'TARY, n. [L. known.]1. Primarily, a person employed to take notes of contracts, trials and ...

37378

notation
NOTA'TION, n. [L. to mark.]1. The act or practice of recording any thing by marks, figures or ...

37379

notch
NOTCH, n. [G. to crack or flaw. It seems to be the same word in origin as niche, nick.]1. A hollow ...

37380

note
NOTE, for ne wote, knew not or could not.NOTE, n. [L. to know.]1. A mark or token; something by ...

37381

note-book
NO'TE-BOOK, n. 1. A book in which memorandums are written.2. A book in which notes of hand are ...

37382

noted
NO'TED, pp. 1. Set down in writing.2. Observed; noticed.3. Remarkable; much known by reputation or ...

37383

notedly
NO'TEDLY, adv. With observation or notice.

37384

notedness
NO'TEDNESS, n. Conspicuousness; eminence; celebrity.

37385

noteless
NO'TELESS, a. Not attracting notice; not conspicuous.

37386

noter
NO'TER, n. One who takes notice; an annotator.

37387

noteworthy
NO'TEWORTHY, a. Worthy of observation or notice.

37388

nothing
NOTH'ING, n. [no and thing.] 1. Not any thing; not any being or existence; a word that denies the ...

37389

nothingness
NOTH'INGNESS, n. 1. Nihility; non-existence.2. Nothing; a thing of no value.

37390

notice
NO'TICE, n. 1. Observation by the eye or by the other senses. We take notice of objects passing or ...

37391

noticeable
NO'TICEABLE, a. That may be observed; worthy of observation.

37392

noticed
NO'TICED, pp. Observed; seen; remarked; treated with attention.

37393

noticing
NO'TICING, ppr. Observing; seeing; regarding; remarking on; treating with attention.

37394

notification
NOTIFICA'TION, n. [See Notify.]1. The act of notifying or giving notice; the act of making known, ...

37395

notified
NO'TIFIED, pp. 1. Made known; applied to things. This design of the king was notified to the court ...

37396

notify
NO'TIFY, v.t. [L. known, and to make.]1. To make known; to declare; to publish. The laws of God ...

37397

notifying
NO'TIFYING, ppr. Making known; giving notice to.

37398

notion
NO'TION, n. [L. known; to know.]1. Conception; mental apprehension of whatever may be known or ...

37399

notional
NO'TIONAL, a. 1. Imaginary; ideal; existing in idea only; visionary; fantastical.Notional good, by ...

37400

notionality
NOTIONAL'ITY, n. Empty ungrounded opinion. [Not used.]

37401

notionally
NO'TIONALLY, adv. In mental apprehension; in conception; not in reality.Two faculties notionally or ...

37402

notionist
NO'TIONIST, n. One who holds to an ungrounded opinion.

37403

notoriety
NOTORI'ETY, n. [See Notorious.]1. Exposure to public knowledge; the state of being publicly or ...

37404

notorious
NOTO'RIOUS, a. [L. known.]1. Publicly knwon; manifest to the world; evident; usually, knwon to ...

37405

notoriously
NOTO'RIOUSLY, adv. Publicly; openly; in a manner to be known or manifest.

37406

notoriousness
NOTO'RIOUSNESS, n. The state of being open or known; notoriety.

37407

nott
NOTT, a. Shorn.

37408

notus
NO'TUS, n. [L.] The south wind.

37409

notwheat
NOT'WHEAT, n. [smooth, shorn.] Wheat not bearded.

37410

notwithstanding
NOTWITHSTAND'ING, the participle of withstand, with not prefixed, and signifying not opposing; ...

37411

nought
NOUGHT. See Naught.

37412

noul
NOUL, n. The top of the head. [Not in use.]

37413

nould
NOULD, ne would, would not.

37414

noun
NOUN, n. [altered from L. name.] In grammar, a name; that sound or combination of sounds by which ...

37415

nourish
NOURISH, v.t. [G. to nourish, cannot be the same word unless they have lost a dental, which may ...

37416

nourishable
NOURISHABLE, a. Susceptible of nourishment; as the nourishable parts of the body.

37417

nourished
NOURISHED, pp. Fed; supplied with nutriment; caused to grow.

37418

nourisher
NOURISHER, n. The person or thing that nourishes.

37419

nourishing
NOURISHING, ppr. 1. Feeding; supplying with aliment; supporting with food.2. Promoting growth; ...

37420

nourishment
NOURISHMENT, n. 1. That which serves to promote the growth of animals or plants, or to repair the ...

37421

nouriture
NOURITURE. [See Nurture.]

37422

noursling
NOURSLING. [See Nursling.]

37423

novaculite
NOVAC'ULITE, n. [L. a razor.] Razor-stone; Turkey-hone; coticular shist; whet-slate, a variety of ...

37424

novatian
NOVA'TIAN, n. In church history, one of the sect of Novatus or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed ...

37425

novatianism
NOVA'TIANISM, n. The opinions of the Novations.One Hypolitus, a Roman presbyter, had been seduced ...

37426

novation
NOVATION. [See Innovation.]

37427

novator
NOVATOR. [See Innovator.]

37428

novel
NOV'EL, a. 1. New; of recent origin or intorduction; not ancient; hence, unusual; as a novel ...

37429

novelism
NOV'ELISM, n Innovation. [Little used.]

37430

novelist
NOV'ELIST, n. 1. An innovator; an asserter of novelty.2. A writer of a novel or of novels.3. A ...

37431

novelize
NOV'ELIZE, v.i. To innovate. [Not in use.]

37432

novelty
NOV'ELTY, n. Newness; recentness of origin or introduction.Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.

37433

november
NOVEM'BER, n. [L. from nine; the ninth month, according to the ancient Roman year, beginning in ...

37434

novenary
NO'VENARY, n. [nine.] The number nine; nine collectively.

37435

novennial
NO'VEN'NIAL, a. Done every ninth year.

37436

novercal
NOVER'CAL, a. [L. a step-mother.] Pertaining to a step-mother; suitable to a step-mother; in the ...

37437

novice
NOV'ICE, n. [L. from new.]1. One who is new in any business; one unacquainted or unskilled; one in ...

37438

novitiate
NOVI'TIATE, n. 1. The state or time or learning rudiments.2. In religious houses, a year or other ...

37439

novitious
NOVI'TIOUS, a. Newly invented. [Not used.]

37440

novity
NOV'ITY, n. Newness. [Not used.]

37441

now
NOW, adv. 1. At the present time.I have a patient now living at an advanced age, who discharged ...

37442

noway
NO'WAY, adv. [no and way.] In no manner or degree. [These can hardly be considered as compound ...

37443

noways
NO'WAYS, adv. [no and way.] In no manner or degree. [These can hardly be considered as compound ...

37444

nowed
NOW'ED, a. Knotted; tied in a knot; used in heraldry.

37445

nowel
NOW'EL, n. A shout of joy or christmas song.

37446

nowes
NOWES, n. The marriage knot.

37447

nowhere
NO'WHERE, adv. Not in any place or state. Happiness is nowhere to be found but in the practice of ...

37448

nowise
NO'WISE, adv. [no and wise; often by mistake written noways.] Not in any manner or degree.

37449

noxious
NOXIOUS, a. [L. from hurt.]1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; destructive; unwholesome; ...

37450

noxiously
NOX'IOUSLY, adv. Hurtfully; perniciously.

37451

noxiousness
NOX'IOUSNESS, n. 1. Hurtfulness; the quality that injures, impairs or destroys; insalubrity; as the ...

37452

noyau
NOYAU, n. A rich cordial.

37453

nozle
NOZ'LE, n. [from nose.] The nose; the extremity of any thing; the snout.

37454

nozzle
NOZ'ZLE, n. [from nose.] The nose; the extremity of any thing; the snout.

37455

nubble
NUB'BLE, v.t. [for knubble, from knob, the fist.] To beat or bruise with the fist. [Not used.]

37456

nubiferous
NUBIF'EROUS, a. [L. a cloud or fog, and to produce.] Brining or producing clouds.

37457

nubile
NU'BILE, a. [L. to marry.] Marriageable; of an age suitable for marriage.

37458

nubilous
NU'BILOUS, a. Cloudy.

37459

nuciferous
NUCIF'EROUS, a. [L. nut and to bear.] Bearing or producing nuts.

37460

nucleus
NU'CLEUS, n. [L. a nut.]1. Properly, the kernel of a nut; but in usage, any body about which matter ...

37461

nudation
NUDA'TION, n. [L. to make bare.] The act of stripping or making bare or naked.

37462

nude
NUDE, a. 1. Bare.2. In law, void; of no force.

37463

nudity
NU'DITY, n. 1. Nakedness.2. Nudities, in the plural, naked parts which decency requires to be ...

37464

nugacity
NUGAC'ITY, n. [L. trifles.] Futility; trifling talk or behavior.

37465

nugation
NUGA'TION, n. [L. to trifle.] The act or practice of trifling. [Little used.]

37466

nugatory
NU'GATORY, a. 1. Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual. ...

37467

nuisance
NU'ISANCE, n. [L. to annoy. Blackstone writes nusance, and it is desirable that his example may be ...

37468

nul
NUL, in law, signifies no, not any; as nul diseizin; nul tiel record; nul tort.

37469

null
NULL, v.t. [L. not any.] To annul; to deprive of validity; to destroy. [Not much used.] [See ...

37470

nullifidian
NULLIFID'IAN, a. [L. none, and faith.] Of no faith; of no religion or honesty. [Not used.]

37471

nullified
NUL'LIFIED, pp. Made void.

37472

nullify
NUL'LIFY, v.t. [L. none, and to make.] To annul; to make void; to render invalid; to deprive of ...

37473

nullity
NUL'LITY, n. 1. Nothingness; want of existence.2. Want of legal force, validity or efficacy.

37474

numb
NUMB, a. 1. Torpid; destitute of the power of sensation and motion; as, the fingers or limbs are ...

37475

numbed
NUMBED, pp. Rendered torpid.

37476

number
NUM'BER, n. [Probably the radical sense is to speak, name or tell, as our word tell, in the other ...

37477

numbered
NUM'BERED, pp. Counted; enumerated.

37478

numberer
NUMBERER, n. One that counts numbers.

37479

numbering
NUM'BERING, ppr. Counting; ascertaining the units of a multitutde or collection.

37480

numberless
NUM'BERLESS, a. That cannot be counted; innumerable.

37481

numbers
NUM'BERS, n. The title of the fourth book of the Pentateuch.

37482

numbing
NUMBING, ppr. Making torpid.

37483

numbles
NUM'BLES, n. The entrails of a deer.

37484

numbness
NUMBNESS, n. Torpor; that state of a living body in which it has not the power of feeling or ...

37485

numerable
NU'MERABLE, a. That may be numbered or counted.

37486

numeral
NU'MERAL, a. 1. Pertaining to number; consisting of number.The dependence of a long train of ...

37487

numerally
NU'MERALLY, adv. According to number; in number.

37488

numerary
NU'MERARY, a. Belonging to a certain number.A supernumerary canon, when he obtains a prebend, ...

37489

numerate
NU'MERATE, v.t. To count or reckon in numbers; to calculate. [But enumerate is generally used.]

37490

numeration
NUMERA'TION, n. 1. The act or art of numbering.Numeration is but still the adding of one unit more, ...

37491

numerator
NU'MERATOR, n. [L.]1. One that numbers.2. In arithmetic, the number in vulgar fractions which shows ...

37492

numeric
NUMER'IC, a. [L., number.]1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; as ...

37493

numerical
NUMER'ICAL, a. [L., number.]1. Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; as ...

37494

numerically
NUMER'ICALLY, adv. 1. In numbers; as parts of a thing numerically expressed.2. With respect to ...

37495

numerist
NU'MERIST, n. One that deals in numbers. [Not used.]

37496

numerosity
NUMEROS'ITY, n. The state of being numerous. [Not used.]

37497

numerous
NU'MEROUS, a. [L.]1. Being many, or consisting of a great number of individuals; as a numerous ...

37498

numerously
NUMEROUSLY, adv. In great numbers.

37499

numerousness
NU'MEROUSNESS, n. 1. The quality of being numerous or many; the quality of consisting of a great ...

37500

numismatic
NUMISMAT'IC, a. [L., money, coin; Gr., to suppose, to sanction, law or custom.] Pertaining money, ...

37501

numismatics
NUMISMAT'ICS, n. The science of coins and medals.

37502

numismatologist
NUMISMATOL'OGIST, n. One versed in the knowledge of coins and medals.

37503

numismatology
NUMISMATOL'OGY, n. [Gr., coin, and discourse.] The branch of historical science which treats of ...

37504

nummary
NUM'MARY, a. [L., a coin.] Pertaining to coin or money.

37505

nummular
NUM'MULAR, a. [L., a coin.] Pertaining to coin or money.

37506

nummulite
NUM'MULITE, n. [L., money.] Fossil remains of a chambered shell of a flattened form, formerly ...

37507

numps
NUMPS, n. A dolt; a blockhead. [Not used.]

37508

numskull
NUM'SKULL, n. [numb and skull.] A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.

37509

numskulled
NUM'SKULLED, a. Dull in intellect; stupid; doltish.

37510

nun
NUN, n. A woman devoted to a religious life, and who lives in a cloister or nunnery, secluded from ...

37511

nunchion
NUN'CHION, n. A portion of food taken between meals. [qu. from noon, or a corruption of luncheon.]

37512

nunciature
NUN'CIATURE, n. [See Nuncio] The office of a nuncio.

37513

nuncio
NUN'CIO, n. [L., a messenger.]1. An embassador from the pope to some catholic prince or state, or ...

37514

nuncupate
NUN'CUPATE, v.t. [L.] To declare publicly or solemnly. [Not used.]

37515

nuncupation
NUNCUPA'TION, n. A naming.

37516

nuncupative
NUNCU'PATIVE, a. [L., to declare.]1. Nominal; existing only in name.2. Publicly or solemnly ...

37517

nuncupatory
NUNCU'PATORY, a. [L., to declare.]1. Nominal; existing only in name.2. Publicly or solemnly ...

37518

nundinal
NUN'DINAL, a. [L., a fair or market, every nine days.]1. Pertaining to a fair or to a market day.2. ...

37519

nundinate
NUN'DINATE, v.i. To buy and sell at fairs. [Not used.]

37520

nundination
NUNDINA'TION, n. Traffick in fairs. [Not used.]

37521

nunnation
NUNNA'TION, n. In Arabic grammar, from the name of N, the pronunciation of n at the end of words.

37522

nunnery
NUN'NERY, n. A house in which nuns reside; a cloister in which females under a vow of chastity and ...

37523

nuptial
NUP'TIAL, a. [L., to marry.]1. Pertaining to marriage; done at a wedding; as nuptial rites and ...

37524

nuptials
NUP'TIALS, n. plu. Marriage, which see.

37525

nurse
NURSE, n.1. A woman that has the care of infants, or a woman employed to tend the children of ...

37526

nursed
NURS'ED, pp. Tended in infancy or sickness; nourished from the breast maintained; cherished.

37527

nurser
NURS'ER, n. One that cherishes or encourages growth.

37528

nursery
NURS'ERY, n. 1. The place or apartment in a house appropriated to the care of children.2. A place ...

37529

nursing
NURS'ING, ppr. Tending; nourishing at the breast; education; maintaining.

37530

nursling
NURS'LING, n. 1. An infant; a child.2. One that is nursed.

37531

nurture
NUR'TURE, n. 1. That which nourishes; food; diet.2. That which promotes growth; education; ...

37532

nusance
NU'SANCE, n. [L. to annoy. Blackstone writes nusance, and it is desirable that his example may be ...

37533

nut
NUT, n. [It seems to be allied to knot, a bunch or hard lump.]1. The fruit of certain trees and ...

37534

nut-breaker
NUT-BREAKER. [See Nutcracker.]

37535

nut-hatch
NUT'-HATCH, n. The common name of birds of the genus sitta. The common European nut-hatch is ...

37536

nutation
NUTA'TION, n. [L., a nodding, to nod.] In astronomy, a kind of tremulous motion of the axis of the ...

37537

nutgall
NUT'GALL, n. An excrescence of the oak.

37538

nutmeg
NUT'MEG, n. [L. But it may be questionable whether the last syllable in English, meg, is not from ...

37539

nutrication
NUTRICA'TION, n. Manner of feeding or being fed. [Not in use.]

37540

nutrient
NU'TRIENT, a. [L.] Nourishing; promoting growth.NU'TRIENT, n. Any substance which nourishes by ...

37541

nutriment
NU'TRIMENT, n. [L., from to nourish.]1. That which nourishes; that which promotes the growth or ...

37542

nutrimental
NUTRIMENT'AL, a. Having the qualities of food; alimental.

37543

nutrition
NUTRI'TION, n. [L., to nourish.]1. The act or process of promoting the growth or repairing the ...

37544

nutritious
NUTRI'TIOUS, a. Nourishing; promoting the growth or repairing the waste of animal bodies. Milk is ...

37545

nutritive
NU'TRITIVE, a. Having the quality of nourishing; nutrimental; alimental; as a nutritive food.

37546

nutriture
NU'TRITURE, n. The quality of nourishing. [Not used.]

37547

nuzzle
NUZ'ZLE, v.t.[qu. from noursle.] To nurse; to foster. [Vulgar.]

37548

nyctalops
NYC'TALOPS, n. [Gr., night and the eye.]1. One that sees best in the night.2. One who loses his ...

37549

nyctalopy
NYC'TALOPY, n. 1. The faculty of seeing best in darkness, or the disorder from which this faculty ...

37550

nye
NYE, n. A brood or flock of pheasants.

37551

nylgau
NYL'GAU, n. A quadruped of the genus Bos, a native of the interior of India, of a middle size ...

37552

nymph
NYMPH, n. 1. In mythology, a goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows and waters. According to ...

37553

nympha
NYMPH'A, n. Another name of the pupa, chrysalis, or aurelia; the second state of an insect, passing ...

37554

nymphean
NYMPHE'AN, a. Pertaining to nymphs; inhabited by nymphs; as a nymphean cave.

37555

nymphical
NYMPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to nymphs.

37556

nymphish
NYMPH'ISH, a. Relating to nymphs; lady-like.

37557

nymphlike
NYMPH'LIKE, a. Resembling nymphs.

37558

nymphly
NYMPH'LY, a. Resembling nymphs.

37559

nys
NYS, [ne and is.] None is; is not.

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

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

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


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Compact Edition

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CD-ROM

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* As a note, I have purchased each of these products. In fact, as we have been developing the Project:: 1828 Reprint, I have purchased several of the bulky hard-cover dictionaries. My opinion is that the 2000-page hard-cover edition is the only good viable solution at this time. The compact edition was a bit disappointing and the CD-ROM as well.



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Our goal is to convert the facsimile dictionary (PDF available: v1 and v2) to reprint it and make it digitally available in several formats.

Overview of Project

  1. Image dissection
  2. Text Emulation
  3. Dictionary Formatting
  4. Digital Applications
  5. Reprint

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