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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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39110

p
P is the sixteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation formed by a close ...

39111

paage
PAAGE, n. [See Pay.] A toll for passage over another persons grounds. [Not used.]

39112

pabular
PABULAR, a. [L., food.] Pertaining to food; affording food or aliment.

39113

pabulation
PABULATION, n. [L., to feed.] The act of feeding or procuring provender.

39114

pabulous
PABULOUS, a. [L., food.] Affording aliment or food; alimental.

39115

pabulum
PABULUM, n. [L.] 1. Food; aliment; that which feeds.2. Fuel; that which supplies the means of ...

39116

paca
PACA, n. A small animal of America, bearing some resemblance to a hare and a pig. It is a species ...

39117

pacate
PACATE, a. [L.] Peaceful; tranquil. [Not used.]

39118

pacated
PACATED, a. Appeased. [Little used.]

39119

pacation
PACATION, n. [L., to calm or appease.] The act of appeasing.

39120

paccan
PACCAN, n. An American tree and its nut.

39121

pace
PACE, n. [L., to open, Gr., to tread. See Pass.]1. A step.2. The space between the two feet in ...

39122

paced
PACED, a. 1. Having a particular gait; used chiefly in composition; as slow-paced.2. In ...

39123

pacer
PACER, n. One that paces; a horse that paces.

39124

pachydermatous
PACHYDERMATOUS, a. [Gr., thick, skin.] Having a thick skin; an epithet applied to an order of ...

39125

pacific
PACIFIC, a. [L., to make peace. See Peace.] 1. Peace-making; conciliatory; suited to make or ...

39126

pacification
PACIFICATION, n. [L. See Pacify.1. The act of making peace between nations or parties at ...

39127

pacificator
PACIFICATOR, n. [L.] A peace-maker; one that restores amity between contending parties or nations.

39128

pacificatory
PACIFICATORY, a. Tending to make peace; conciliatory.

39129

pacified
PACIFIED, pp. Appeased; tranquilized.

39130

pacifier
PACIFIER, n. One who pacifies.

39131

pacify
PACIFY, v.t. [L., peace, and to make.]1. To appease, as wrath or other violent passion or appetite; ...

39132

pacifying
PACIFYING, ppr. Appeasing; tranquilizing.

39133

pack
PACK, n. [See the Verb.]1. A bundle of any thing inclosed in a cover or bound fast with cords; a ...

39134

package
PACK'AGE, n. A bundle or bale; a quantity pressed or bound together; as a package of cloth.1. A ...

39135

packcloth
PACK'CLOTH, n. A cloth for packing goods, or in which they are tied.

39136

packed
PACK'ED, pp. Put together and pressed; tied or bound in a bundle; put down and salted, as meat; ...

39137

packer
PACK'ER, n. One that packs; an officer appointed to pack meat, as beef, port, fish, &c.

39138

packet
PACK'ET, n.1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as a packet of letters.2. A ...

39139

packet-boat
PACKET-BOAT. [See Packet.]

39140

packet-ship
PACK'ET-SHIP, n. A ship that sails regularly between distant countries for the conveyance of ...

39141

packhorse
PACK'HORSE, n. A horse employed in carrying packs or goods and baggage.1. A beast of burden.

39142

packing
PACK'ING, ppr. Laying together in close order; binding in a bundle; putting in barrels with salt, ...

39143

packsaddle
PACK'SADDLE, n. A saddle on which packs or burdens are laid for conveyance.

39144

packstaff
PACK'STAFF, n. A staff on which a traveler occasionally supports his pack.

39145

packthread
PACK'THREAD, n. Strong thread or twine used in tying up parcels.

39146

paco
PA'CO

39147

pacos
PA'COS, n. An animal of South America, resembling the camel in shape, but much smaller. It is ...

39148

pact
PACT, n. [L. pactus, from pango. See Pack.]A contract; an agreement or covenant.

39149

paction
PAC'TION, n. [L. pactio. See Pack.] An agreement or contract.

39150

pactional
PAC'TIONAL, a. By way of agreement.

39151

pactitious
PACTI'TIOUS, a. Settled by agreement or stipulation.

39152

pad
PAD, n.1. A foot path; a road. [Not now used.]2. An easy paced horse.3. A robber that infests ...

39153

padar
PAD'AR, n. Grouts; coarse flour or meal. [Not used in U. States.]

39154

padder
PAD'DER, n. A robber on foot; a highwayman.

39155

paddle
PAD'DLE, v.i. [L. pes,pedis,the foot, and this is allied to Gr., to tread.]1. To row; to beat the ...

39156

paddle-staff
PAD'DLE-STAFF, n. A staff headed with broad iron.

39157

paddler
PAD'DLER, n. On that paddles.

39158

paddock
PAD'DOCK, n. A toad or frog.PAD'DOCK, n.1. A small inclosure for deer or other animals.2. An ...

39159

paddock-pipe
PAD'DOCK-PIPE, n. A plant of the genus Equisetum.

39160

paddock-stool
PAD'DOCK-STOOL, n. A plant of the genus Agaricus; a mushroom, vulgarly toadstool.

39161

padelion
PADELI'ON, n. A plant.

39162

padlock
PAD'LOCK, n. A lock to be hung on a staple and held by a link.PAD'LOCK, v.t. To fasten with a ...

39163

padnag
PAD'NAG, n. An ambling nag.

39164

padow-pipe
PAD'OW-PIPE, n. A plant. [See Paddock-pipe.]

39165

paduasoy
PADUASOY', n. A particular kind of silk stuff.

39166

paean
PAE'AN

39167

paer-stainer
PA'ER-STAINER, n. One that stains, colors or stamps paper for hangings.

39168

pagan
PA'GAN, n. [L. paganus, a peasant or countryman, from pagus, a village.] A heathen; a Gentile; an ...

39169

paganism
PA'GANISM, n. Heathenism; the worship of false gods, or the system of religious opinions and ...

39170

paganize
PA'GANIZE, v.t. To render heathenish; to convert to heathenism.PA'GANIZE, v.i. To behave like ...

39171

paganized
PA'GANIZED, pp. Rendered heathenish.

39172

paganizing
PA'GANIZING, ppr. Rendering heathenish; behaving like pagans; adopting heathen principles and ...

39173

page
PAGE, n. [Gr. a boy.]1. A boy attending on a great person, rather for formality or show, than for ...

39174

pageant
PAGEANT, n. pa'jent. [L. pegma; Gr. something showy carried in triumph.]1. A statue in show, or a ...

39175

pageanty
PA'GEANTY, n. Show; pompous exhibition or spectacle. Such pageantry to be the people shown.

39176

pagil
PA'GIL, n. A plant and flower of the genus Primula or primrose; cowslip-primrose.

39177

paginal
PAG'INAL, a. Consisting of pages.

39178

pagod
PA'GOD

39179

pagoda
PAGO'DA, n.1. A temple in the East Indies in which idols are worshiped.2. An idol; an image of ...

39180

pagodite
PA'GODITE, n. A name given to the mineral of which the Chinese make their pagodas. It is called ...

39181

paid
PAID, pret. and pp. of pay; paid for payed.

39182

paigle
PA'IGLE

39183

pail
PAIL, n. An open wooden vessel used in families for carrying liquids, as water and milk,usually ...

39184

pail-full
PA'IL-FULL, n. The quantity that a pail will hold.

39185

pailmail
PAILMAIL. [See Pallmall.]

39186

pain
PAIN, n. [L. paena; Gr. penalty, and pain, labor.]1. An uneasy sensation in animal bodies, of any ...

39187

painful
PA'INFUL, a. Giving pain, uneasiness or distress to the body; as a painful operation in surgery.1. ...

39188

painfully
PA'INFULLY, adv. With suffering of body; with affliction, uneasiness or distress of mind.1. ...

39189

painfulness
PA'INFULNESS, n. Uneasiness or distress of body.1. Affliction; sorrow; grief; disquietude or ...

39190

painim
PA'INIM, n. A pagan. [Not used.]PA'INIM, a. Pagan; infidel. [Not used.]

39191

painless
PA'INLESS, a. Free from pain.1. Free from trouble.

39192

painstaker
PA'INSTAKER, n. A laborious person.

39193

painstaking
PA'INSTAKING, a. Laborious; industrious.PA'INSTAKING, n. Labor; great industry.

39194

paint
PA'INT, v.t. [L. pingo,pictus.]1. To form a figure or likeness in colors; as, to paint a hero or a ...

39195

painted
PA'INTED, pp. Colored; rubbed over with paint; as a painted house or cloth.1. Represented in form ...

39196

painter
PA'INTER, n. One whose occupation is to paint; one skilled in representing things in ...

39197

painting
PA'INTING, ppr. Representing in colors; laying on colors.PA'INTING, n. The art of forming figures ...

39198

painture
PA'INTURE, n. The art of painting.

39199

pair
PAIR, n. [L. par; Heb. to join, couple or associate.]1. Two things of a kind, similar in form, ...

39200

pair-royal
PAIR-ROYAL, n. Three of a sort in certain games of cards.

39201

paired
PA'IRED, pp. Joined in couples, fitted; suited.

39202

pairing
PA'IRING, ppr. Uniting in pairs; fitting.

39203

palace
PAL'ACE, n. [L. palatium.]1. A magnificent house in which an emperor, a king or other ...

39204

palace-court
PAL'ACE-COURT, n. The domestic court of the kings of Great Britain, which administers justice ...

39205

palacious
PALA'CIOUS, a. [from palace.] Royal; noble; magnificent. [Not used.]

39206

palankeen
PALANKEE'N

39207

palanquin
PALAN'QUIN, n. A covered carriage used in India, China, &c. borne on the shoulders of men, and in ...

39208

palatable
PAL'ATABLE, a. [from palate.] Agreeable to the taste; savory.1. That is relished.

39209

palatableness
PAL'ATABLENESS, n. The quality of being agreeable to the taste; relish.

39210

palatal
PAL'ATAL, a. Pertaining to the palate; uttered by the aid of the palate.PAL'ATAL, n. A letter ...

39211

palate
PAL'ATE, n. [L. palatum, properly the arch or cope of heaven.]1. The roof or upper part of the ...

39212

palatial
PALA'TIAL, a. [from palate.] Pertaining to the palate; as the palatial retraction of the ...

39213

palatic
PAL'ATIC, a Belonging to the palate. [Not used.]

39214

palatinate
PALAT'INATE, n. [L. palatinus. See Palatine.]The province or seignory of a palatine; as the ...

39215

palatine
PAL'ATINE, a. [L. palatinus, from palatium, palace.] Pertaining to a palace; an epithet applied ...

39216

palative
PAL'ATIVE, a. Pleasing to the taste. [Not used.]

39217

palaver
PAL`AVER, n.1. Idle talk.2. Flattery; adulation. [This is used with us in the vulgar dialect.]3. ...

39218

pale
PALE, a. [L. palleo,pallidus.]1. White or whitish; wan; deficient in color; not ruddy or fresh of ...

39219

pale-eyed
PA'LE-EYED, a. Having eyes dimmed.

39220

pale-faced
PA'LE-FACED, a. Having a pale or wan face.1. Causing paleness of face; as pale-faced fear.

39221

pale-hearted
PA'LE-HE`ARTED, a. Dispirited.

39222

paleaceous
PALEA'CEOUS, a. [L. palea, straw, chaff.]1. Chaffy; resembling chaff, or consisting of it; as a ...

39223

paled
PA'LED, pp. Inclosed with pales or pickets.1. Striped.

39224

palely
PA'LELY, adv. Wanly; not freshly or ruddily.

39225

palendar
PAL'ENDAR, n. A kind of coasting vessel.

39226

paleness
PA'LENESS, n. Wanness; defect of color; want of freshness or ruddiness; a sickly whiteness of ...

39227

paleography
PALEOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. ancient, and writing.]1. The art of explaining ancient writings. More ...

39228

paleologist
PALEOL'OGIST, n. One who writes on antiquity, or one conversant with antiquity.

39229

paleology
PALEOL'OGY, n. [Gr. ancient, and discourse.] A discourse or treatise on antiquities, or the ...

39230

paleous
PA'LEOUS, a. [L. palea,chaff.] Chaffy; like chaff.

39231

palestrian
PALES'TRIAN

39232

palestric
PALES'TRIC, a. [Gr. a struggling or wrestling, to wrestle, to strive.] Pertaining to the exercise ...

39233

palet
PAL'ET, n. The crown of the head. [Not used.]

39234

palette
PALETTE. [See Pallet.]

39235

palfrey
PAL'FREY, n. [Low L. paraveredi, [plu of veredus,] horses of a large size, used for carrying the ...

39236

palfreyed
PAL'FREYED, a. Riding on a palfrey.

39237

palification
PALIFICA'TION, n. [from L. palus,a stake or post.] The act or practice of driving piles or posts ...

39238

palindrome
PAL'INDROME, n. [Gr. again.] A word, verse or sentence that is the same when read backwards or ...

39239

paling
PA'LING, ppr. Inclosing with pales.PA'LING, n. A fence formed with pales.

39240

palinode
PAL'INODE

39241

palinody
PAL'INODY, n. [Gr. again, and a song.] A recantation, or declaration contrary to a former one.

39242

palisade
PALISA'DE, n. A fence or fortification consisting of a row of stakes or posts sharpened and set ...

39243

palish
PA'LISH, a. [from pale.] Somewhat pale or wan; as a palish blue.

39244

pall
PALL, n. [L. pallium.]1. A cloke; a mantle of state.2. The mantle of an archbishop.3. The cloth ...

39245

palladium
PALLA'DIUM, n. [Gr. from Pallas,the goddess.]1. Primarily, a statue of the goddess Pallas, which ...

39246

pallet
PAL'LET, n. [L. pala.]1. Among painters, a little oval table or board, or piece of ivroy, on which ...

39247

palliament
PAL'LIAMENT, n. [L. pallium, a cloke.] A dress; a robe. [Not used.]

39248

palliard
PAL'LIARD, n. A lecher; a lewd person. [Not used nor English.]

39249

palliardise
PAL'LIARDISE, n. Fornication. [Not used.]

39250

palliate
PAL'LIATE, v.t. [Low L. pallio, from pallium, a cloke or robe.]1. To clothe.2. To cover with ...

39251

palliated
PAL'LIATED, pp. Covered by excuses; extenuated; softened.

39252

palliating
PAL'LIATING, ppr. Concealing the enormity or most censurable part of conduct; extenuating; ...

39253

palliation
PALLIA'TION, n. The act of palliating; concealment of the most flagrant circumstances of an ...

39254

palliative
PAL'LIATIVE, a. Extenuating; serving to extenuate by excuses or favorable representation.1. ...

39255

pallid
PAL'LID, a. [L. pallidus, from palleo, to become pale. See Pale.]Pale; wan; deficient in color; ...

39256

pallidly
PAL'LIDLY, adv. Palely; wanly.

39257

pallidness
PAL'LIDNESS, n. Paleness; wanness.

39258

pallmall
PALL'MALL, n. [L. pila, a ball, and malleus, mallet.] A play in which a ball is driven through an ...

39259

pallor
PAL'LOR, n. [L.] Paleness.

39260

palm
PALM, n. p`am.. [L. palma.]1. The inner part of the hand.2. A hand or hand's breadth; a lineal ...

39261

palm-sunday
PALM-SUNDAY, n. p`am-sunday. The Sunday next before Easter; so called in commemoration of our ...

39262

palm-tree
PALM-TREE, n. p`am-tree. The date tree, or Phoenix Lactylifera, a native of Asia and Africa, which ...

39263

palmar
PAL'MAR, a. [L. palmaris.] Of the breadth of the hand.

39264

palmated
PAL'MATED, a. [L. palmatus, from palma, palm.]1. Having the shape of a hand; resembling a hand ...

39265

palmer
PALMER, n. p`amer. One that returned from the Holy Land bearing branches of palm; a pilgrim or ...

39266

palmer-worm
PALMER-WORM, n. p`amer-worm. A worm covered with hair; supposed to be so called because he wanders ...

39267

palmetto
PALMET'TO, n. A species of palm-tree, growing in the West Indies, of the genus Chamaerops.

39268

palmiferous
PALMIF'EROUS, a. [L. palma and fero, to bear.] Bearing palms.

39269

palmiped
PAL'MIPED, a. [L. palma and pes, foot.] Web-footed; having the toes connected by a membrane; as a ...

39270

palmister
PAL'MISTER, n. [L. palma.] One who deals in palmistry, or pretends to tell fortunes by the palm of ...

39271

palmistry
PAL'MISTRY, n. [L. palma, palm.] The art or practice of divining or telling fortunes by the lines ...

39272

palmy
PALMY, a. p`amy. Bearing palms.

39273

palp
PALP, v.t. to feel. [Not authorized.]

39274

palpability
PALPABIL'ITY, n. [from palpable.] The quality of being perceptible by the touch.

39275

palpable
PAL'PABLE, a. [L. palpor, to feel.]1. Perceptible by the touch; that may be felt; as a palpable ...

39276

palpableness
PAL'PABLENESS, n. The quality of being palpable; plainness; obviousness; grossness.

39277

palpably
PAL'PABLY, adv. In such a manner as to be perceived by the touch.1. Grossly; plainly; obviously. ...

39278

palpation
PALPA'TION, n. [L. palpatio, from palpo, to feel, to stroke, from the root of feel, and Gr. to ...

39279

palpitate
PAL'PITATE, v.i. [L. palpito, from palpo. Palpito illustrates the primary sense of palpo.] To ...

39280

palpitation
PALPITA'TION, n. [L. palpitatio.] A beating of the heart; particularly, a preternatural beating or ...

39281

palsgrave
PALS'GRAVE, n. pawlzgrave. [L. palatium, palace, and graf, an earl.] A count or earl who has the ...

39282

palsical
PAL'SICAL, a. s as z. [from palsy.] Affected with palsy; paralytic.

39283

palsied
PAL'SIED, a. [from palsy.] Affected with palsy.

39284

palsy
PAL'SY, n. s as z. [supposed to be contracted from Gr. relaxation; to loosen or relax.] The loss ...

39285

palter
PAL'TER, v.i. [Eng. fail.] To shift; to dodge; to play tricks. Rather, to fail; to come short; to ...

39286

palterer
PAL'TERER, n. One that palters, fails or falls short.

39287

paltriness
PAL'TRINESS, n. [from paltry.] The state of being paltry,vile or worthless.

39288

paltry
PAL'TRY, a. [Gr. vile, and to fail.] Ragged; mean; vile; worthless; despicable; as a paltry boy; a ...

39289

paly
PA'LY, a. [from pale.] Pale; wanting color; used only in poetry.1. In heraldry, divided by pales ...

39290

pam
PAM, n. [supposed to be from palm, victory.] The knave of clubs.

39291

pamper
PAM'PER, v.t. [L. bibo.]1. To feed to the full; to glut; to saginate; to feed luxuriously; as, to ...

39292

pampered
PAM'PERED, pp. Fed high; glutted or gratified to the full.

39293

pampering
PAM'PERING, ppr. Glutting; feeding luxuriously; gratifying to the full.PAM'PERING, a. Luxuriancy.

39294

pamphlet
PAM'PHLET, n. A small book consisting of a sheet of paper, or of sheets stitched together but not ...

39295

pamphleteer
PAMPHLETEE'R, n. A writer of pamphlets; a scribbler.

39296

pan
PAN, n.1. A vessel broad and somewhat hollow or depressed in the middle, or with a raised border; ...

39297

panacea
PANACE'A, n. [L. from Gr. all, and to cure.]1. A remedy for all diseases; a universal medicine.2. ...

39298

panada
PANA'DA

39299

panado
PANA'DO,n. [L. panis.] A kind of food made by boiling bread in water to the consistence of pulp ...

39300

pancake
PAN'CAKE, n. A thin cake fried in a pan. Some folks think it will never be good times, till houses ...

39301

panch
PANCH, n. Among seamen, a thick and strong mat, to be fastened on yards to prevent friction.

39302

pancratic
PANCRAT'IC

39303

pancratical
PANCRAT'ICAL, a. [Gr. all, and strength.] Excelling in all gymnastic exercises; very strong or ...

39304

pancreas
PAN'CREAS, n. [Gr. all, and flesh.] A gland of the body situated between the bottom of the stomach ...

39305

pancreatic
PANCREAT'IC, a. Pertaining to the pancreas; as pancreatic juice.

39306

pancy
PANCY. [See Pansy.]

39307

pandect
PAN'DECT, n. [L. pandectoe, from Gr. all, and to contain,to take.]1. A treatise which contains the ...

39308

pandemic
PANDEM'IC, a. [Gr. all, and people.] Incident to a whole people; epidemic; as a pandemic disease.

39309

pander
PAN'DER, n. [L. mango.] A pimp, a procurer; a male bawd; a mean profligate wretch who caters for ...

39310

panderage
PAN'DERAGE, n. A procuring of sexual connection.

39311

panderism
PAN'DERISM, n. The employment or vices of a pander; a pimping.

39312

panderly
PAN'DERLY, a. Pimping; acting the pander.

39313

pandiculation
PANDICULA'TION, n. [L. pandiculor,to yawn, to stretch.] A yawning; a stretching; the tension of ...

39314

pandit
PAN'DIT

39315

pandoran
PAN'DORAN, n. [Gr.] An instrument of music of the lute kind; a bandore.

39316

pandore
PAN'DORE

39317

pane
PANE, n. A square of glass.1. A piece of any thing in variegated works.

39318

panegyric
PANEGYR'IC, n. [L. panegyricus, from Gr. a public meeting or celebration, all, and an assembly.]1. ...

39319

panegyris
PANEGY'RIS, n. A festival; a public meeting.

39320

panegyrist
PANEGYR'IST, n. One who bestows praise; an eulogist; an encomiast, either by writing or speaking.

39321

panegyrize
PAN'EGYRIZE, v.t. To praise highly; to write or pronounce an eulogy on.PAN'EGYRIZE, v.i. To ...

39322

panegyrized
PAN'EGYRIZED, pp. Highly praised or eulogized.

39323

panegyrizing
PAN'EGYRIZING, ppr. Praising highly; eulogizing.

39324

panel
PAN'EL, n.1. A square piece of board, or other piece somewhat similar inserted between other ...

39325

paneless
PA'NELESS, a. Without panes of glass.

39326

pang
PANG, n. Extreme pain; anguish; agony of body; particularly, a sudden paroxysm of extreme pain, as ...

39327

pangolin
PAN'GOLIN, n. A species of Manis or scaly lizard, found only in Hindoostan.

39328

panic
PAN'IC, n. A sudden fright; particularly, a sudden fright without real cause, or terror inspired ...

39329

panic-grass
PAN'IC-GRASS, n. A plant of the genus Panicum.

39330

panicle
PAN'ICLE, n. [L. panicula, down upon reeds, cat's tail, allied to L. pannus, cloth.] In botany, a ...

39331

panicled
PAN'ICLED, a. Furnished with panicles.

39332

paniculate
PANIC'ULATE

39333

paniculated
PANIC'ULATED, a. Having branches variously subdivided; as a paniculate stem.1. Having the flowers ...

39334

pannade
PAN'NADE, n. The curvet of a horse. [See Panic.]

39335

pannage
PAN'NAGE, n. [from L. panis.] The food of swine in the woods; as beach nuts, acorns, &c. called ...

39336

pannel
PAN'NEL, n. [L. pannus,cloth.] A kind of rustic saddle.1. The stomach of a hawk.

39337

pannellation
PANNELLA'TION, n. The act of impanneling a jury. [Not used.]

39338

pannier
PANNIER, n. pan'yer. [L. panis, bread.] A wicker basket; primarily, a bread-basket, but used for ...

39339

pannikel
PAN'NIKEL, n. The brain pan or skull. [Not in use.]

39340

panoply
PAN'OPLY, n. [Gr. all,and arms.] Complete armor or defense. We had need to take the christian ...

39341

panorama
PANOR`AMA, n. [Gr. all, and view, to see.] Complete or entire view; a circular painting having ...

39342

pansophical
PANSOPH'ICAL, a. [See Pansophy.[ Pretending to have a knowledge of every thing.

39343

pansophy
PAN'SOPHY, n. [Gr. all, and wisdom.] Universal wisdom or knowledge. [Little used.]

39344

pansy
PAN'SY, n. A plant and flower of the genus Viola; the viola tricolor, or garden violet.

39345

pant
P`ANT, v.i.1. To palpitate; to beat with preternatural violence or rapidity, as the heart in ...

39346

pantaloon
PANTALOON', n.1. A garment for males in which breeches and stockings are in a piece; a species of ...

39347

panter
P`ANTER, n. One that pants.

39348

pantess
P`ANTESS, n. [from pant.] The difficulty of breathing in a hawk.

39349

pantheism
PAN'THEISM, n. [Gr. all, and God, whence theism.] The doctrine that the universe is God, or the ...

39350

pantheist
PANTHE'IST, n. One that believes the universe to be God; a name given to the followers of Spinosa. ...

39351

pantheistic
PANTHEIS'TIC

39352

pantheistical
PANTHEIS'TICAL, n. Pertaining to pantheism; confounding God with the universe.

39353

pantheon
PANTHE'ON, n. [Gr. all, and God.] A temple or magnificent edifice at Rome, dedicated to all the ...

39354

panther
PAN'THER, n. [L. from Gr.] A fierce, ferocious quadruped of the genus Felis, of the size of a ...

39355

pantile
PAN'TILE, n. A gutter tile.

39356

panting
P`ANTING, ppr. [See Pant.] Palpitating; breathing with a rapid succession of inspirations and ...

39357

pantingly
P`ANTINGLY, adv. With palpitation or rapid breathing.

39358

pantler
PANT'LER, n. [L. panis, bread.] The officer in a great family who has charge of the bread.

39359

pantofle
PAN'TOFLE, n. A slipper for the foot.

39360

pantograph
PAN'TOGRAPH, n. [Gr. all, and to describe.] A mathematical instrument so formed as to copy any ...

39361

pantographic
PANTOGRAPH'IC

39362

pantographical
PANTOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a pantograph; performed by a pantograph.

39363

pantography
PANTOG'RAPHY, n. General description; view of an entire thing.

39364

pantometer
PANTOM'ETER, n. [Gr. all, and to measure.] An instrument for measuring all sorts of elevations, ...

39365

pantometric
PANTOMET'RIC

39366

pantometrical
PANTOMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining to a pantometer; performed by a pantometer.

39367

pantomime
PAN'TOMIME, n. [L. pantomimus; Gr. all, and a mimic.]1. One that imitates all sorts of actions and ...

39368

pantomimic
PANTOMIM'IC

39369

pantomimical
PANTOMIM'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the pantomime; representing characters and actions by dumb show.

39370

panton
PAN'TON

39371

panton-shoe
PAN'TON-SHOE, n. [L. pando, to open.] A horse shoe contrived to recover a narrow and hoof-bound ...

39372

pantry
PAN'TRY, n. [L. panarium, from panis, bread.] An apartment or closet in which provisions are kept.

39373

panurgy
PAN'URGY, n. [Gr. all, and work.] Skill in all kinds or work or business; craft.

39374

pap
PAP, n. [L. papilla.] A nipple of the breast; a teat.PAP, n. [Low L. papa.]1. A soft food for ...

39375

papa
PAP`A, n. [L. papa.] Father; a word with us used by children.

39376

papacy
PA'PACY, n.1. The office and dignity of the pope or bishop of Rome; popedom.2. Papal authority.

39377

papal
PA'PAL, a. Belonging to the pope or pontiff of Rome; popish; as papal authority; the papal ...

39378

papalin
PA'PALIN, n. A papist. [Not used.]

39379

papaverous
PAPAV'EROUS, a. [L. papavereus, from papaver,a poppy.]Resembling the poppy; of the nature or ...

39380

papaw
PAPAW', n. The carica papaya, a tree growing in warm climates to the highth of eighteen or twenty ...

39381

pape
PAPE, n. The pope.

39382

paper
PA'PER, n. [L. papyrus, the name of an Egyptian plant, from which was made a kind of paper.]1. A ...

39383

paper-credit
PAPER-CRED'IT, n. Evidences of debt; promissory notes, &c. passing current in commercial ...

39384

paper-faced
PA'PER-FACED, a. Having a face as white as paper.

39385

paper-kite
PA'PER-KITE, n. A light frame covered with paper for flying in the air like a kite.

39386

paper-maker
PA'PER-MAKER, n. One that manufactures paper.

39387

paper-mill
PA'PER-MILL, n. A mill in which paper is manufactured.

39388

paper-money
PAPER-MONEY, n. Notes or bills issued by authority, and promising the payment of money, circulated ...

39389

papescent
PAPES'CENT, a. [from pap.] Containing pap; having the qualities of pap.

39390

papess
PA'PESS, n. A female pope.

39391

papil
PAP'IL, n. [L. papilla.] A small pap or nipple.

39392

papilio
PAPIL'IO, n. [L.] A butterfly. In zoology a genus of insects of numerous species. These insects ...

39393

papilionaceous
PAPILIONA'CEOUS, a. Resembling the butterfly; a term in botany, used to describe the corols of ...

39394

papillary
PAP'ILLARY

39395

papillate
PAP'ILLATE, v.i. To grow into a nipple.

39396

papillose
PAP'ILLOSE, a. Nipply; covered with fleshy dots or points; verrucose; warty; as a papillose ...

39397

papillous
PAP'ILLOUS, a. Pertaining to the pap or nipple; resembling the nipple; covered with papils.

39398

papism
PA'PISM, n. Popery.

39399

papist
PA'PIST,n. A Roman catholic; one that adheres to the church of Rome and the authority of the pope.

39400

papistic
PAPIS'TIC

39401

papistical
PAPIS'TICAL, a. Popish; pertaining to popery; adherent to the church of Rome and its doctrines and ...

39402

papistry
PA'PISTRY, n. Popery; the doctrines and ceremonies of the church of Rome.

39403

papized
PA'PIZED, a. Conformed to popery.

39404

pappous
PAP'POUS, a. [from L. pappus.] Downy; furnished with a pappus, as the seeds of certain plants, ...

39405

pappus
PAP'PUS, n. [L. from Gr. an old man or grandfather,hence a substance resembling gray hairs.] The ...

39406

pappy
PAP'PY, a. [from pap.] Like pap; soft; succulent.

39407

papulae
PAP'ULAE, n. [L.] Pimples; blisters; eruptions on the skin.

39408

papulose
PAP'ULOSE, a. Covered with vesicular points or with little blisters; as a papulose leaf.

39409

papulous
PAP'ULOUS, a. Full of pimples or pustules.

39410

papyrus
PAPY'RUS, n. [L.] An Egyptian plant, a kind of reed, of which the ancients made paper.

39411

par
P`AR, n. [L. par, equal, paro.]1. State of equality; equal value; equivalence without discount or ...

39412

parable
PAR'ABLE, n. [L. parabilis.] Easily procured. [Not used.]PAR'ABLE, n. [L. parabola; Gr. to throw ...

39413

parabola
PARAB'OLA, n. [L. See Parable.] A conic section arising from cutting a cone by a plane parallel to ...

39414

parabole
PARABOLE, n. parab'oly. [See Parable.] In oratory, similitude; comparison.

39415

parabolic
PARABOL'IC

39416

parabolical
PARABOL'ICAL, a. Expressed by parable or allegorical representation; as parabolical instruction or ...

39417

parabolically
PARABOL'ICALLY, adv. By way of parable.1. In the form of a parabola.

39418

paraboliform
PARABOL'IFORM, a. Having the form of a parabola.

39419

parabolism
PARAB'OLISM, n. [from parabola.] In algebra, the division of the terms of an equation by a known ...

39420

paraboloid
PARAB'OLOID, n. [Gr. form.] In geometry, a paraboliform curve whose ordinates are supposed to be in ...

39421

paracelsian
PARACEL'SIAN,n. A physician who follows the practice of Paracelsus, a Swiss physician of ...

39422

paracentesis
PARACENTE'SIS

39423

paracentesy
PARACEN'TESY, n. [Gr. through, and to pierce.] The operation in surgery called tapping.

39424

paracentric
PARACEN'TRIC

39425

paracentrical
PARACEN'TRICAL, a. [Gr. beyond, and center.] Deviating from circularity.

39426

parachment-maker
P`ARACHMENT-MAKER, n. One who dresses skins for parchment.

39427

parachronism
PARACH'RONISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and time.] An error in chronology; a mistake in regard to the true ...

39428

parachute
PAR'ACHUTE, n. [Gr. against.] In aerostation, an instrument to prevent the rapidity of descent.

39429

paraclete
PAR'ACLETE, n. [Gr. to call.] Properly, an advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the ...

39430

parade
PARA'DE,n. [L. paro.]1. In military affairs, the place where troops assemble for exercise, ...

39431

paraded
PARA'DED, pp. Assembled and arrayed.

39432

paradigm
PARADIGM, n. par'adim. [Gr. example, to show.] An example; a model. In grammar, an example of a ...

39433

paradigmatic
PARADIGMAT'IC

39434

paradigmatical
PARADIGMAT'ICAL, a. Exemplary. [Little used.]

39435

paradigmatize
PARADIG'MATIZE, v.t. To set forth as a model or example. [Little used.]

39436

parading
PARA'DING, ppr. Assembling and arraying in due order; making an ostentatious show.

39437

paradise
PAR'ADISE, n. [Gr.] The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed immediately after their ...

39438

paradisea
PARADIS'EA, n. Bird of Paradise, a genus of fowls, natives of the isles in the East Indies and of ...

39439

paradisean
PARADIS'EAN

39440

paradisiacal
PARADISI'ACAL, a. Pertaining to Eden or Paradise, or to a place of felicity.1. Suiting paradise; ...

39441

paradox
PAR'ADOX, n. [Gr. beyond, and opinion; to or suppose.] A tenet or proposition contrary to received ...

39442

paradoxical
PARADOX'ICAL, a. Having the nature of a paradox.1. Inclined to tenets or notions contrary to ...

39443

paradoxically
PARADOX'ICALLY, adv. In a paradoxical manner, or in a manner seemingly absurd.

39444

paradoxicalness
PARADOX'ICALNESS, n. State of being paradoxical.

39445

paradoxology
PARADOXOL'OGY, n. [paradox and Gr.discourse.] The use of paradoxes. [Not used.]

39446

paragoge
PARAGOGE, n. par'agojy. [Gr. a drawing out.] The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a ...

39447

paragogic
PARAGOG'IC

39448

paragogical
PARAGOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a paragoge; lengthening a word by the addition of a letter or ...

39449

paragon
PAR'AGON, n. [L. par,equal.]1. A model or pattern; a model by way of distinction, implying ...

39450

paragram
PAR'AGRAM,n. [Gr.] A play upon words or a pun.

39451

paragrammatist
PARAGRAM'MATIST, n. A punster.

39452

paragraph
PAR'AGRAPH, n. [Gr. a marginal note; to write near or beyond the text; beyond, and to write.] A ...

39453

paragraphic
PARAGRAPH'IC, a. Consisting of paragraphs or short divisions, with breaks.

39454

paragraphically
PARAGRAPH'ICALLY, adv. By paragraphs; with distinct breaks or divisions.

39455

paralepsis
PARALEP'SIS

39456

paralepsy
PAR'ALEPSY, n. [Gr. omission; beyond or by, and to leave.]In rhetoric, a pretended or apparent ...

39457

paralipomena
PARALIPOM'ENA, n. [Gr. to omit; beyond, and to leave.]Things omitted; a supplement containing ...

39458

paralize
PAR'ALIZE, v.t. [Gr.] To affect as with palsy; to check action, or destroy the power of action.

39459

parallactic
PARALLAC'TIC

39460

parallactical
PARALLAC'TICAL, a. [See Parallax.] Pertaining to the parallax of a heavenly body.

39461

parallax
PAR'ALLAX, n. [Gr. to vary, to decline or wander; beyond, and to change.] In astronomy, the change ...

39462

parallel
PAR'ALLEL, a. [Gr. against or opposite, and one the other.]1. In geometry, extended in the same ...

39463

parallelable
PAR'ALLELABLE, a. That may be equaled. [Not much used.]

39464

parallelism
PAR'ALLELISM, n. State of being parallel.1. Resemblance; equality of state; comparison.

39465

parallelly
PAR'ALLELLY, adv. In a parallel manner; with parallelism.

39466

parallelogram
PARALLEL'OGRAM, n. [Gr.]1. In geometry, a right lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides ...

39467

parallelogramic
PARALLELOGRAM'IC

39468

parallelogramical
PARALLELOGRAM'ICAL, a. Having the properties of a parallelogram.

39469

parallelopiped
PARALLELOPIP'ED, n. [parallel and Gr. on, and a plain.]In geometry, a regular solid comprehended ...

39470

parallelopipedia
PARALLELOPIPE'DIA, n. A genus of spars,externally of a determinate and regular figure, always ...

39471

paralogism
PARAL'OGISM, n. [Gr. beyond, and reasoning; discourse, reason.]In logic, a fallacious argument or ...

39472

paralogize
PARAL'OGIZE, v.i. To reason falsely.

39473

paralogy
PARAL'OGY, n. False reasoning. [supra.]

39474

paralysis
PARAL'YSIS, n. [Gr. to loosen, dissolve or weaken.] Palsy; the loss of the power of muscular ...

39475

paralytic
PARALYT'IC

39476

paralytical
PARALYT'ICAL, a. Affected with palsy; deprived of the power of muscular motion; sometimes, weak; ...

39477

parameter
PARAM'ETER, n. [ Gr.] 1. The latus rectum of a parabola. It is a third proportional to the ...

39478

paramount
PAR'AMOUNT, a.1. Superior to all others; possessing the highest title or jurisdiction; as lord ...

39479

paramour
PAR'AMOUR, n. [L. per, and amour.]1. A lover; a wooer.2. A mistress.

39480

paranthine
PARANTHINE. [See Scapolite.]

39481

paranymph
PAR'ANYMPH, n. [Gr. by, and a bride or spouse.]1. A brideman; one who leads the bride to her ...

39482

parapegm
PARAPEGM, n. par'apem. [Gr.] A brazen table fixed to a pillar, on which laws and proclamations ...

39483

parapet
PAR'APET, n. [L. pectus.] Literally, a wall or rampart to the breast or breast high; but in ...

39484

parapherna
PARAPHER'NA

39485

paraphernal
PARAPHERNAL, a. Pertaining to or consisting in parapherna; as paraphernal property.

39486

paraphernalia
PARAPHERNA'LIA, n. [Gr. beyond, and dower.] The goods which a wife brings with her at her ...

39487

paraphrase
PAR'APHRASE, n. s as z. [Gr. beyond, and phrase.] An explanation of some text or passage in a ...

39488

paraphrased
PAR'APHRASED, pp. Amply explained or translated.

39489

paraphrasing
PAR'APHRASING, ppr. Explaining or translating amply and freely.

39490

paraphrast
PAR'APHRAST, n. [Gr.] One that paraphrases; one that explains or translates in words more ample ...

39491

paraphrastically
PARAPHRAS'TICALLY, adv. In a paraphrastic manner.

39492

paraphrenitis
PARAPHREN'ITIS, n. [Gr. delirium.] An inflammation of the diaphragm.

39493

paraplegy
PAR'APLEGY, n. [Gr. beyond, and stroke; to smite.]That kind of palsy which affects the lower part ...

39494

paraquet
PARAQUET', n. A little parrot.

39495

parasang
PAR'ASANG, n. A persian measure of length, which Herodotus states to be thirty stadia, nearly four ...

39496

parasceuastic
PARASCEUAS'TIC, a. Preparatory.

39497

parasceve
PARASCE'VE, n. [Gr. preparation.] Preparation; the sabbath-eve of the Jews.

39498

paraselene
PARASELE'NE, n. [Gr. about or near, and the moon.] A mock moon; a luminous ring or circle ...

39499

parasite
PAR'ASITE, n. [L. parasita; Gr. by, and corn.]1. In ancient Greece, a priest or minister of the ...

39500

parasitic
PARASIT'IC

39501

parasitical
PARASIT'ICAL, a. Flattering; wheedling; fawning for bread or favors.1. Growing on the stem or ...

39502

parasitically
PARASIT'ICALLY, adv. In a flattering or wheedling manner; by dependence on another.

39503

parasitism
PAR'ASITISM, n. The behavior or manners of a parasite.

39504

parasol
PAR'ASOL, n. [L. sol.] A small umbrella used by ladies to defend themselves from rain, or their ...

39505

parat
PAR'AT, n. A fish or the mullet kind, found in Brazil.

39506

parathesis
PARATH'ESIS, n. [Gr.] In grammar, apposition, or the placing of two or more nouns in the same ...

39507

paravail
PARAVA'IL, a. In feudal law, the tenant paravail, is the lowest tenant holding under a mean or ...

39508

paravant
PAR'AVANT

39509

paravaunt
PAR'AVAUNT, adv. In front; publicly. [Not English nor used.]

39510

parboil
P`ARBOIL, v.t.1. To boil in part; to boil in a moderate degree.2. To cause little pustules or ...

39511

parbreak
P`ARBREAK, v.i. [See Break.] To vomit.

39512

parbuckle
P`ARBUCKLE, n. Among seamen, a rope like a pair of slings for hoisting casks, &c.

39513

parcel
P`ARCEL, n. [L. particula, particle, from pars, part.]1. A part; a portion of any thing taken ...

39514

parceled
P`ARCELED, pp. Divided into portions.

39515

parceling
P`ARCELING, ppr. Dividing into portions.P`ARCELING, n. Among seamen, long narrow slips of canvas ...

39516

parcenary
P`ARCENARY, n. Co-heirship; the holding or occupation of lands of inheritance by two or more ...

39517

parcener
P`ARCENER, n. [L. pars.] Parcener or co-parcener is a co-heir, or one who holds lands by descent ...

39518

parch
P`ARCH, v.t. [I know not from what source we have received this word. It corresponds in elements ...

39519

parched
P`ARCHED, pp. Scorched; dried to extremity.

39520

parchedness
P`ARCHEDNESS, n. The state of being scorched or dried to extremity.

39521

parching
P`ARCHING, ppr. Scorching; drying to extremity.1. a. Having the quality of burning or drying; as ...

39522

parchment
P`ARCHMENT, [L. pergamena; purgo] The skin of a sheep or goat dressed or prepared and rendered fit ...

39523

pard
P`ARD, n. [L. pardus.] The leopard; or in poetry, any spotted beast. Instead of pard, we ...

39524

pardon
P`ARDON, v.t. [L. per and dono, to give; per having the sense of the English for in forgive, and re ...

39525

pardonable
P`ARDONABLE, a. That may be pardoned; applied to persons. The offender is pardonable.1. Venial; ...

39526

pardonableness
P`ARDONABLENESS, n. The quality of being pardonable; venialness; susceptibility of forgiveness; as ...

39527

pardonably
P`ARDONABLY, adv. In a manner admitting of pardon; venially; excusably.

39528

pardoned
P`ARDONED, pp. Forgiven; excused.

39529

pardoner
P`ARDONER, n. One that forgives; one that absolves an offender.1. One that sells the pope's ...

39530

pardoning
P`ARDONING, ppr. Forgiving; remitting an offense or crime; absolving from punishment.

39531

pare
PARE, v.t. [L. paro; Gr. lame; to mutilate; Heb. to create; to cut off. The primary sense is to ...

39532

pared
PA'RED, pp. Freed from any thing superfluous on the surface or at the extremities.

39533

paregoric
PAREGOR'IC, a. [Gr. to mitigate.]Mitigating; assuaging pain; as paregoric elixir.PAREGOR'IC, n. A ...

39534

parelcon
PAREL'CON, n. [Gr. to draw out.] In grammar, the addition of a word or syllable to the end of ...

39535

parembole
PAREMBOLE, n. parem'boly. [Gr. insertion.] In rhetoric,the insertion of something relating to the ...

39536

parenchyma
PAREN'CHYMA, n. [Gr. to suffuse.]1. In anatomy, the solid and interior part of the viscera, or the ...

39537

parenchymatous
PARENCHYM'ATOUS

39538

parenchymous
PAREN'CHYMOUS, a. [See the Noun.] Pertaining to parenchyma; spungy; soft; porous.

39539

parenesis
PAREN'ESIS, n. [Gr. to exhort.] Persuasion; exhortation. [Little used.]

39540

parenetic
PARENET'IC

39541

parenetical
PARENET'ICAL, a. Hortatory; encouraging.

39542

parent
PA'RENT, n. [L. parens, from pario, to produce or bring forth. The regular participle of pario is ...

39543

parentage
PAR'ENTAGE, n. Extraction; birth; condition with respect to the rank of parents; as a man of mean ...

39544

parental
PARENT'AL, a. Pertaining to parents; as parental government.1. Becoming parents; tender; ...

39545

parentation
PARENTA'TION, n. [from L. parento.] Something done or said in honor of the dead.

39546

parenthesis
PAREN'THESIS, n. [Gr. to insert.] A sentence, or certain words inserted in a sentence, which ...

39547

parentheticical
PARENTHET'IC'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a parenthesis; expressed in a parenthesis.1. Using ...

39548

parenticide
PARENT'ICIDE, n. [L. parens and coedo.] One who kills a parent.

39549

parentless
PA'RENTLESS, a. Deprived of parents.

39550

parer
PA'RER, n. [from pare.] He or that which pares; an instrument for paring.

39551

parergy
PAR'ERGY, n. [Gr. beyond, and work.] Something unimportant, or done by the by. [Not used.]

39552

pargasite
P`ARGASITE, n. [from the isle Pargas, in Finland.] A mineral of a grayish or bluish green, in ...

39553

parget
P`ARGET, n. Gypsum or plaster stone.1. Plaster laid on roofs or walls.2. Paint.Parget is applied ...

39554

pargeted
P`ARGETED, pp. Plastered; stuccoed.

39555

pargeter
P`ARGETER, n. A plasterer.

39556

pargeting
P`ARGETING, ppr. Plastering; as a noun, plaster or stucco.

39557

parhelion
PARHE'LION, n. [Gr. near, and the sun.] A mock sun or meteor, appearing in the form of a bright ...

39558

parial
PA'RIAL

39559

parian
PA'RIAN, a. Pertaining to Paros, an isle in the Egean sea; as Parian marble.Parian chronicle, a ...

39560

parietal
PARIE'TAL, a. [from L. paries, a wall, properly a partition wall, from the root of part or pare.] ...

39561

parietary
PARI'ETARY, n. [L. paries, a wall.] A plant, the pellitory of the wall, of the genus Parietaria.

39562

parietine
PAR'IETINE, n. [L. paries, wall.] A piece of a wall. [Not used.]

39563

paring
PA'RING, ppr. Cutting or shaving off the extremities.PA'RING, n. That which is pared off; rind ...

39564

paris
PAR'IS, n. A plant, herb Paris or true-love, or rather a genus of plants of one species.

39565

parish
PAR'ISH, n. [Low L. parochia; Gr. a dwelling or near residence; near, and house, or to dwell; or ...

39566

parishioner
PARISH'IONER, n. One that belongs to a parish.

39567

parisyllabic
PARISYLLAB'IC

39568

parisyllabical
PARISYLLAB'ICAL, a. [L. par, equal, and syllaba, syllable.]Having equal or like syllables.

39569

paritor
PAR'ITOR, n. [for apparitor.] A beadle; a summoner of the courts of civil law.

39570

parity
PAR'ITY, n. [L. par, equal. See Pair and Peer.]1. Equality; as parity of reason.2. Equality; ...

39571

park
P`ARK, n. [L. parcus, saving.] A large piece of ground inclosed and privileged for wild beasts of ...

39572

parker
P`ARKER, n. The keeper of a park.

39573

parkleaves
P`ARKLEAVES, n. A plant of the genus Hypericum.

39574

parlance
P`ARLANCE, n. Conversation; discourse; talk.

39575

parle
PARLE, n. p`arl. Conversation; talk; oral treaty or discussion. [Not used.] [See Parley.]

39576

parley
P`ARLEY, v.i. [L. fero, or pario.] In a general sense, to speak with another; to discourse; but ...

39577

parliament
P`ARLIAMENT, n. Literally, a speaking, conference, mutual discourse or consultation; hence,1. In ...

39578

parliamentarian
PARLIAMENTA'RIAN

39579

parliamentary
PARLIAMENT'ARY, a. Pertaining to parliament; as parliamentary authority.1. Enacted or done by ...

39580

parliamenteer
PARLIAMENTEE'R , n. One of those who adhered to the parliament in the time of Charles I.

39581

parlor
P`ARLOR, n. Primarily, the apartment in a nunnery where the nuns are permitted to meet and ...

39582

parlous
P`ARLOUS, a. Keen; sprightly; waggish. [Not used.]

39583

parochial
PARO'CHIAL, a. [from L. parochia.] Belonging to a parish; as parochial clergy; parochial duties.

39584

parochiality
PAROCHIAL'ITY, n. The state of being parochial.

39585

parochian
PARO'CHIAN, a. Pertaining to a parish.PARO'CHIAN, n. [supra.] A parishioner.

39586

parodic
PAROD'IC

39587

parodical
PAROD'ICAL, a. [See Parody.] Copying after the manner of parody.

39588

parody
PAR'ODY, n. [Gr. ode.]1. A kind of writing in which the words of an author or his thoughts are, ...

39589

paroket
PAR'OKET, n. A small species of parrot.[More properly perroquet, which see.]

39590

parol
PAROL

39591

parole
PARO'LE, n. [L. parabola.]1. Properly, a word; hence, in a legal sense, words or oral ...

39592

paronomasia
PARONOMA'SIA

39593

paronomastic
PARONOMAS'TIC

39594

paronomastical
PARONOMAS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to paronomasy; consisting in a play upon words.

39595

paronomasy
PARONOM'ASY , n. [from Gr. to transgress law or rule.]A rhetorical figure, by which words nearly ...

39596

paronychia
PARONYCH'IA, n. [Gr. by, and the nail.] In surgery, a whitlow or felon.

39597

paronymous
PARON'YMOUS, a. [Gr. name.] Resembling another word.

39598

paroquet
PAR'OQUET

39599

parotid
PAROT'ID, a. [Gr. near, and ear.] Pertaining to or denoting certain glands below and before the ...

39600

parotis
PARO'TIS, n. [Gr. See Parotid.]1. The parotid gland; a secreting salivary conglomerate gland ...

39601

paroxysm
PAR'OXYSM, n. [Gr. to excite or sharpen; and sharp.] An exasperation or exacerbation of a disease; ...

39602

paroxysmal
PAROXYS'MAL, a. Pertaining to paroxysm; as a paroxysmal disposition.

39603

parphrastictical
PARPHRAS'TIC'TICAL, a. Free, clear and ample in explanation; explaining or translating in words ...

39604

parrel
PAR'REL, n. [L. paro. It coincides with apparel, which see.]Among seamen, an apparatus or frame ...

39605

parricidal
PARRICI'DAL

39606

parricide
PAR'RICIDE, n. [L. paricida, from pater, father, and coedo, to kill.]1. A person who murders his ...

39607

parridicious
PARRIDIC'IOUS, a. [See Parricide.] Pertaining to parricide; containing the crime of murdering a ...

39608

parried
PAR'RIED, pp. [See Parry.] Warded off; driven aside.

39609

parrot
PAR'ROT, n.1. The name of fowls of the genus Psittacus, of numerous species. The bill is hooked ...

39610

parry
PAR'RY, v.t.1. In fencing, to ward off; to stop or to put or turn by; as, to parry a thrust.2. To ...

39611

parrying
PAR'RYING, ppr. Warding off, as a thrust or blow.

39612

parse
PARSE, v.t. p`ars. [from L. pars, part.] In grammar, to resolve a sentence into its elements, or ...

39613

parsimonious
PARSIMO'NIOUS, a. [See Parsimony.] Sparing in the use or expenditure of money; covetous; near; ...

39614

parsimoniously
PARSIMO'NIOUSLY, adv. With a very sparing use of money; covetously.

39615

parsimoniousness
PARSIMO'NIOUSNESS, n. A very sparing use of money, or a disposition to save expense.

39616

parsimony
P`ARSIMONY, n. [L. parsimonia, from parcus, saving,literally close; Eng. park.] Closeness or ...

39617

parsley
P`ARSLEY, n. [L. petroselinon; Gr. a stone, and parsley; stone-parsley, a plant growing among ...

39618

parsnep
P`ARSNEP, n. [L. napus, which occurs also in turnep.] A plant of the genus Pastinaca. The root of ...

39619

parson
PARSON, n. p`arsn.1. The priest of a parish or ecclesiastical society; the rector or incumbent of ...

39620

parsonage
P`ARSONAGE, n. In America, the glebe and house belonging to a parish or ecclesiastical society, and ...

39621

part
P`ART, n. [L. pars, partis.]1. A portion, piece or fragment separated from a whole thing; as, to ...

39622

partable
PARTABLE. [See Partible.]

39623

partage
P`ARTAGE, n. Division; severance; the act of dividing or sharing; a French word. [Little used.]

39624

partake
PARTA'KE, v.i. pret. partook; pp. partaken. [part and take.]1. To take a part, portion or share in ...

39625

partaken
PARTA'KEN, pp. Shared with others; participated.

39626

partaker
PARTA'KER, n. One who has or takes a part, share or portion in common with others; a sharer; a ...

39627

partaking
PARTA'KING, ppr. Sharing with others; participating. PARTA'KING, n. An associating; combination in ...

39628

parted
P`ARTED, pp. Separated; divided; severed.

39629

parter
P`ARTER, n. One that parts or separates.

39630

parterre
PARTERRE, n. parta're. In gardening, a level division of ground furnished with evergreens and ...

39631

partial
P`ARTIAL, a. [L. pars.]1. Biased to one party; inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side ...

39632

partialist
P`ARTIALIST, n. One who is partial. [Unusual.]

39633

partiality
PARTIALITY, n. parshal'ity. Inclination to favor one party or one side of a question more than ...

39634

partialize
P`ARTIALIZE, v.t. To render partial. [Not used.]

39635

partially
P`ARTIALLY, adv. With undue bias of mind to one party or side; with unjust favor or dislike; as, ...

39636

partibility
PARTIBILITY, n. [See Partible.] Susceptibility of division, partition or severance; separability; ...

39637

partible
P`ARTIBLE, a. Divisible; separable; susceptible of severance or partition; as, an estate of ...

39638

participable
PARTIC'IPABLE, a. [See Participate.] That may be participated or shared.

39639

participant
PARTIC'IPANT, a. [See Participate.] Sharing; having a share or part; followed by of. The prince ...

39640

participate
PARTIC'IPATE, v.i. [L. participo; pars, part, and capio, to take.]1. To partake; to have a share ...

39641

participated
PARTIC'IPATED, pp. Shared in common with others; partaken.

39642

participating
PARTIC'IPATING, ppr. Having a part or share; partaking.

39643

participation
PARTICIPA'TION, n. The state of sharing in common with others; as a participation of joys or ...

39644

participative
PARTIC'IPATIVE, a. Capable of participating.

39645

participial
PARTICIP'IAL, a. [L. participialis. See Participle.]1. Having the nature and use of a ...

39646

participially
PARTICIP'IALLY, adv. In the sense or manner of a participle.

39647

participle
P`ARTICIPLE, n. [L. participium, from participo; pars, part, and capio,to take.]1. In grammar, a ...

39648

particle
P`ARTICLE, n. [L. particula, from pars, part.]1. A minute part or portion of matter; as a particle ...

39649

particular
PARTIC'ULAR, a. [Low L. particularis, from particula.]1. Pertaining to a single person or thing; ...

39650

particularity
PARTICULAR'ITY, n. Distinct notice or specification of particulars. --Even descending to ...

39651

particularize
PARTIC'ULARIZE, v.t. To mention distinctly or in particulars; to enumerate or specify in detail. ...

39652

particularly
PARTIC'ULARLY, adv. Distinctly; singly.1. In an especial manner. This exact propriety of Virgil I ...

39653

particulate
PARTICULATE, to mention, is not in use.

39654

parting
P`ARTING, ppr. [from part.] Dividing; separating; breaking in pieces.1. a. Given at separation; ...

39655

partisan
P`ARTISAN, n. s as z.1. An adherent to a party or faction.2. In war, the commander of a party or ...

39656

partite
P`ARTITE, a. [L. partitus, from partio, to divide. See Part.]In botany, divided. A partite leaf ...

39657

partition
PARTI'TION, n. [L. partitio, from partio, to divide.]1. The act of dividing, or state of being ...

39658

partitive
P`ARTITIVE, a. In grammar, distributive; as a noun partitive.

39659

partitively
P`ARTITIVELY, adv. In a partitive manner; distributively.

39660

partlet
P`ARTLET, n. [from part.] A ruff; a band or collar for the neck.1. A hen.

39661

partly
P`ARTLY, adv. In part; in some measure or degree; not wholly.

39662

partner
P`ARTNER, n. [from part.] One who partakes or shares with another; a partaker; an associate; as, ...

39663

partnership
P`ARTNERSHIP, n. The association of two or more persons for the purpose of undertaking and ...

39664

partook
PARTOOK', pret. of partake.

39665

partridge
P`ARTRIDGE, n. [L. perdix.] A wild fowl of the genus Tatrao. Latham arranges the partridge and ...

39666

parturiate
PARTU'RIATE, v.i. [L. parturio, from partus, birth, from pario, to bear.] To bring forth young. ...

39667

parturient
PARTU'RIENT, a. [L. parturiens.] Bringing forth or about to bring forth young.

39668

parturition
PARTURI'TION, n. [L. parturio.] The act of bringing forth or being delivered of young.

39669

party
P`ARTY, n. [L. pars. See Part.]1. A number of persons united in opinion or design, in opposition ...

39670

party-colored
P`ARTY-COLORED, a. Having divers colors; as a party-colored plume; a party-colored flower.

39671

party-jury
P`ARTY-JURY, n. A jury consisting of half natives and half foreigners.

39672

party-man
P`ARTY-MAN, n. One of a party; usually, a factious man; a man of violent party principles; an ...

39673

party-spirit
P`ARTY-SPIRIT, n. The spirit that supports a party.

39674

party-wall
P`ARTY-WALL, n. A wall that separates one house from the next.

39675

paru
PAR'U, n. A singular American fish.

39676

parvis
P`ARVIS, n. A church or church porch. [Not used.]

39677

parvitude
P`ARVITUDE

39678

parvity
P`ARVITY, n. Littleness. [Not used.]

39679

pas
PAS, n. Right of going foremost; precedence. [Not used.]

39680

pasch
PASCH, n. [See Paschal.] The passover; the feast of Easter. [Not used.]

39681

pasch-egg
PASCH-EGG, n. An egg stained and presented to young persons, about the time of Easter. [Local.]

39682

paschal
PAS'CHAL, a. [L. pascha.] Pertaining to the passover, or to Easter.

39683

pash
PASH, n. [L. facies, face.] A face. [Not used.]1. A blow. [Not used.]PASH, v.t. To strike; to ...

39684

pashaw
PASHAW', n. In the Turkish dominions, a viceroy, governor or commander; a bashaw.

39685

pashawlic
PASHAW'LIC, n. The jurisdiction of a pashaw.

39686

pasigraphy
PASIG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. all, and writing.] A system of universal writing, or a manner of writing that ...

39687

pasque-flower
PASQUE-FLOWER, n. pask'-flower. A flower, a species of anemone.

39688

pasquil
PAS'QUIL

39689

pasquiler
PAS'QUILER, n. A lampooner.

39690

pasquin
PAS'QUIN, n. A mutilated statue at Rome, in a corner of the palace of Ursini, so called from a ...

39691

pasquinade
PASQUINA'DE, v.t. To lampoon; to satirize.

39692

pass
P`ASS, v.i. [Eng. pat, and as a noun, a pass, a defile, an ambling, pace; passen, to be fit, to ...

39693

pass-parole
P`ASS-PARO'LE, n. [pass and parole.] In military affairs, a command given at the head of an army ...

39694

passable
P`ASSABLE, a. That may be passed, traveled or navigated. The roads are not passable. The stream ...

39695

passably
P`ASSABLY, adv. Tolerably. [See Passibly.]

39696

passade
PASSA'DE

39697

passado
PASSA'DO, n. A push or thrust.

39698

passage
P`ASSAGE, n.1. The act of passing or moving by land or water, or through the air or other ...

39699

passager
P`ASSAGER, n. A traveler or voyager; one who passes or journeys on foot, in a vehicle, or in a ...

39700

passed
P`ASSED

39701

passenger
P`ASSENGER, n. One who is traveling, as in a public coach, or in a ship, or on foot. This is the ...

39702

passer
P`ASSER, n. One that passes; a passenger.

39703

passerine
P`ASSERINE, a. [L. passer, a sparrow.] Pertaining to sparrows, or to the order of birds to which ...

39704

passibility
PASSIBIL'ITY, n. The quality or capacity of receiving impressions from external agents; aptness to ...

39705

passible
PAS'SIBLE, a. Susceptible of feeling or of impressions from external agents. Apollinarius held ...

39706

passibleness
PASSIBLENESS, the same as passibility.

39707

passing
P`ASSING, ppr. Moving; proceeding.1. a. Exceeding; surpassing; eminent.2. Adverbially used to ...

39708

passing-bell
P`ASSING-BELL, n. The bell that rings at the hour of death to obtain prayers for the passing soul. ...

39709

passing-note
P`ASSING-NOTE, n. In music, a note introduced between two others for the purpose of softening a ...

39710

passingly
P`ASSINGLY, adv. Exceedingly.

39711

passion
PAS'SION, n. [L. passio, from patior, to suffer.]1. The impression or effect of an external agent ...

39712

passion-flower
PAS'SION-FLOWER, n. A flower and plant of the genus Passiflora.

39713

passion-week
PAS'SION-WEEK, n. The week immediately preceding the festival of Easter; so called because in that ...

39714

passionary
PAS'SIONARY, n. A book in which are described the sufferings of saints and martyrs.

39715

passionate
PAS'SIONATE, a.1. Easily moved to anger; easily excited or agitated by injury or insult; applied ...

39716

passionately
PAS'SIONATELY, adv. With passion; with strong feeling; ardently; vehemently; as, to covet any thing ...

39717

passionateness
PAS'SIONATENESS, n. State of being subject to passion or anger.1. Vehemence of mind.

39718

passioned
PAS'SIONED, a. Disordered; violently affected.1. Expressing passion.

39719

passionless
PAS'SIONLESS, a. Not easily excited to anger; of a calm temper.1. Void of passion.

39720

passive
P`ASSIVE, a. [L. passivus, from passus, patior, to suffer.]1. Suffering; not acting, receiving or ...

39721

passively
P`ASSIVELY, adv. With a passive nature or temper; with a temper disposed to submit to the acts of ...

39722

passiveness
P`ASSIVENESS, n. Quality of receiving impressions from external agents or causes; as the ...

39723

passivity
PASSIV'ITY, n. Passiveness, which see. [Little used.]1. The tendency of a body to persevere in a ...

39724

passless
P`ASSLESS, a. Having no passage.

39725

passover
P`ASSOVER, n. [pass and over.] A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the providential ...

39726

passport
P`ASSPORT, n.1. A written license from a king or other proper authority, granting permission or ...

39727

passy-measure
PAS'SY-MEASURE, n. An old stately kind of dance; a cinque-pace.

39728

past
P`AST , pp. Gone by; done; accomplished; ended.1. Enacted; having received all the formalities ...

39729

paste
PASTE, n. [L. pistus, or Gr. to sprinkle, or some root which signifies to mix and knead.]1. A soft ...

39730

pasteboard
PASTEBOARD, n. A species of thick paper formed of several single sheets pasted one upon another, ...

39731

pastel
PAS'TEL, n. A plant, the woad, of the genus Isatis.1. A coloring substance.

39732

pastern
PAS'TERN, n. The part of a horse's leg between the joint next the foot and the coronet of the ...

39733

pastern-joint
PAS'TERN-JOINT, n. The joint in a horse's leg next the foot.

39734

pasticcio
PASTIC'CIO, n. A medley; an olio.

39735

pastil
PAS'TIL, n. [L. pastillus.]1. A roll of paste, or a kind of paste made of different colors ground ...

39736

pastime
P`ASTIME, n. [pass and time.] Sport; amusement; diversion; that which amuses and serves to make ...

39737

pastor
P`ASTOR, n. [L. from pasco, pastum, to feed.]1. A shepherd; one that has the care of flocks and ...

39738

pastoral
P`ASTORAL, a. [L. pastoralis.] Pertaining to shepherds; as a pastoral life; pastoral manners.1. ...

39739

pastorate
P`ASTORATE, n. The office, state or jurisdiction of a spiritual pastor.

39740

pastorlike
P`ASTORLIKE

39741

pastorly
P`ASTORLY , a. Becoming a pastor.

39742

pastorship
P`ASTORSHIP, n. The office or rank of pastor.

39743

pastry
PASTRY, n. [from paste.] Things in general which are made of paste, or of which paste constitutes ...

39744

pastry-cook
PASTRY-COOK, n. One whose occupation is to make and sell articles made of paste.

39745

pasturable
P`ASTURABLE, a. [from pasture.] Fit for pasture.

39746

pasturage
P`ASTURAGE, n.1. The business of feeding or grazing cattle.2. Grazing ground; land appropriated ...

39747

pasture
P`ASTURE, n. [L. pasco, pastum, to feed.]1. Grass for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken ...

39748

pasty
PASTY, a. Like paste; of the consistence of paste.PASTY, n. [from paste.] A pie made of paste and ...

39749

pat
PAT, a. Fit; convenient; exactly suitable either as to time or place. [Not an elegant word, but ...

39750

pataca
PATA'CA

39751

patache
PATA'CHE, n. A tender or small vessel employed in conveying men or orders from one ship or place ...

39752

patacoon
PATACOON', n. A Spanish coin of the value of 4s. 8d.sterling, or about $1.04 cents.

39753

patavinity
PATAVIN'ITY, n. The use of local words, or the peculiar style or diction of Livy, the Roman ...

39754

patch
PATCH, n.1. A piece of cloth sewed on a garment to repair it.2. A small piece of any thing used ...

39755

patched
PATCH'ED, pp. Mended with a patch or patches; mended clumsily.

39756

patcher
PATCH'ER, n. One that patches or botches.

39757

patchery
PATCH'ERY, n. Bungling work; botchery; forgery.

39758

patching
PATCH'ING, ppr. Mending with a piece or pieces; botching.

39759

patchwork
PATCH'WORK, n. Work composed of pieces of various figures sewed together.1. Work composed of ...

39760

pate
PATE, n. 1. The head, or rather the top of the head; applied to persons, it is now used in ...

39761

pated
PA'TED, a. In composition, having a pate; as long-pated, cunning; shallow-pated, having weak ...

39762

patee
PATEE'

39763

patefaction
PATEFAC'TION,n. [L. patefactio; pateo, to open, and facio, to make.] The act of opening or ...

39764

patelliform
PATEL'LIFORM, a. [L. patella, a dish, and form.] Of the form of a dish or saucer.

39765

patellite
PAT'ELLITE, n. Fossil remains of the patella, a shell.

39766

paten
PAT'EN

39767

patent
PAT'ENT, a. [L. patens, from pateo, to open.]1. In botany, spreading; forming an acute angle with ...

39768

patent-rolls
PATENT-ROLLS, n. The records or registers of patents.

39769

patented
PAT'ENTED, pp. Granted by patent; secured by patent or by law as an exclusive privilege.

39770

patentee
PATENTEE', n. One to whom a grant is made or a privilege secured by patent or by law.

39771

patenting
PAT'ENTING, ppr. Granting by patent; securing as a privilege.

39772

paternal
PATERN'AL, a. [L. paternus, from pater, father.]1. Pertaining to a father; fatherly; as paternal ...

39773

paternity
PATERN'ITY, n. Fathership; the relation of a father. The world, while it had scarcity of people, ...

39774

paternoster
PA'TERNOSTER, n. [L. our father.] The Lord's prayer.

39775

path
P`ATH, n. plu. paths. [Gr. to tread.]1. A way beaten or trodden by the feet of man or beast, or ...

39776

pathetic
PATHET'IC

39777

pathetical
PATHET'ICAL, a. [Gr. passion; to suffer.] Affecting or moving the passions, particularly pity, ...

39778

pathetically
PATHET'ICALLY, adv. In such a manner as to excite the tender passions.

39779

patheticalness
PATHET'ICALNESS, n. The quality of moving the tender passions.

39780

pathfly
P`ATHFLY, n. A fly found in foot-paths.

39781

pathic
PATH'IC, n. [Gr.] A catamite; a male that submits to the crime against nature.

39782

pathless
P`ATHLESS, a. Having no beaten way; untrodden; as a pathless forest; a pathless coast.

39783

pathognomonic
PATHOGNOMON'IC, a. [Gr. passion or suffering, and to know.]Indicating that which is inseparable ...

39784

pathognomy
PATHOG'NOMY, n. [Gr. signification.] Expression of the passions; the science of the signs by which ...

39785

pathologic
PATHOLOG'IC

39786

pathological
PATHOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Pathology.] Pertaining to pathology.

39787

pathologically
PATHOLOG'ICALLY, adv. In the manner of pathology.

39788

pathologist
PATHOL'OGIST, n. One who treats of pathology.

39789

pathology
PATHOL'OGY, n. [Gr. passion, suffering, and discourse.] That part of medicine which explains the ...

39790

pathos
PA'THOS, n. [Gr. to suffer.] Passion; warmth or vehemence, in a speaker; or in language, that ...

39791

pathway
P`ATHWAY, n. A path;usually, a narrow way to be passed on foot.1. A way; a course of life. ...

39792

patible
PAT'IBLE, a. [L. patibilis, from patior, to suffer.]Sufferable; tolerable; that may be endured. ...

39793

patibulary
PATIB'ULARY, a. [L. patibulum, a gallows.] Belonging to the gallows,or to execution on the cross.

39794

patience
PATIENCE, n. pa'shens. [L. patientia, from patior, to suffer.]1. The suffering of afflictions, ...

39795

patient
PATIENT, a. pa'shent. [L. patiens.]1. Having the quality of enduring evils without murmuring or ...

39796

patiently
PA'TIENTLY, adv. With calmness or composure; without discontent or murmuring. Submit patiently to ...

39797

patin
PAT'IN, n. [L. patina.] A plate. [Not used.]1. In the Romish church, the cover of the ...

39798

patly
PAT'LY, adv. [from pat.] Fitly; conveniently.

39799

patness
PAT'NESS, n. [from pat.] Fitness; suitableness; convenience.

39800

patriarch
PA'TRIARCH, n. [L. patriarcha; Gr. a family, father, and a chief.]1. The father and ruler of a ...

39801

patriarchal
PATRIARCH'AL

39802

patriarchate
PA'TRIARCHATE

39803

patriarchic
PATRIARCH'IC, a. Belonging to patriarchs; possessed by patriarchs; as patriarchal power or ...

39804

patriarchship
PA'TRIARCHSHIP, n. The office,dignity or jurisdiction of a patriarch or ecclesiastical superior.

39805

patriarchy
PA'TRIARCHY, n. The jurisdiction of a patriarch; a patriarchate.

39806

patrician
PATRI'CIAN, a. [L. patricius, from pater, father.] Senatorial; noble; not plebeian. This epithet ...

39807

patrimonial
PATRIMO'NIAL, a. Pertaining to a patrimony; inherited from ancestors; as a patrimonial estate.

39808

patrimonially
PATRIMO'NIALLY, adv. By inheritance.

39809

patrimony
PAT'RIMONY, n. [L.patrimonium, from pater, father.]1. A right or estate inherited from one's ...

39810

patriot
PAT'RIOT, n. [L. patria, one's native country, form pater, father.]A person who loves his country, ...

39811

patriotic
PATRIOT'IC, a. Full of patriotism; actuated by the love of one's country; as a patriotic hero or ...

39812

patriotism
PAT'RIOTISM ,n. Love of one's country; the passion which aims to serve one's country, either in ...

39813

patristic
PATRIS'TIC

39814

patristical
PATRIS'TICAL, a. [from L. pater, patres, fathers.]Pertaining to the ancient fathers of the ...

39815

patrocinate
PATROC'INATE, v.t. To patronize. [Not used.]

39816

patrocination
PATROCINA'TION, n. Countenance; support. [Not used.]

39817

patrol
PATROL

39818

patroll
PATROLL,n.1. In war, a round; a walking or marching round by a guard in the night, to watch and ...

39819

patrolling
PATROLLING, ppr. Going the rounds, as a guard.

39820

patron
PAT'RON, n. [L. patronus; Gr. father.]1. Among the Romans, a master who had freed his slave, and ...

39821

patronage
PAT'RONAGE, n. Special countenance or support; favor or aid afforded to second the views of a ...

39822

patronal
PAT'RONAL, a. Doing the office of a patron; protecting; supporting; favoring; defending. [Little ...

39823

patroness
PAT'RONESS, n. A female that favors, countenances or supports. Now night came down,and rose full ...

39824

patronize
PAT'RONIZE, v.t. To support; to countenance; to defend; as a patron his client.1. To favor; to ...

39825

patronized
PAT'RONIZED, pp. Defended; supported; favored; promoted.

39826

patronizer
PAT'RONIZER, n. One that supports, countenances or favors.

39827

patronizing
PAT'RONIZING, ppr. Defending; supporting; favoring; promoting.

39828

patronless
PAT'RONLESS, a. Destitute of a patron.

39829

patronymic
PATRONYM'IC, n. [L. patronymicus; from Gr. father, and name.]A name of men or women derived from ...

39830

pattee
PATTEE', n. In heraldry, a cross small in the center, and widening to the extremities which are ...

39831

patten
PAT'TEN, n.1. The base of a column or pillar.2. A wooden shoe with an iron ring, worn to keep the ...

39832

patten-maker
PAT'TEN-MAKER, n. One that makes pattens.

39833

patter
PAT'TER, v.i. To strike, as falling drops of water or hail, with a quick succession of small ...

39834

pattering
PAT'TERING, ppr. Striking with a quick succession of small sounds.

39835

pattern
PAT'TERN, n.1. An original or model proposed for imitation; the archetype; an exemplar; that which ...

39836

patty
PAT'TY, n. A little pie.

39837

patty-pan
PAT'TY-PAN, n. A pan to bake a little pie in.

39838

patulous
PAT'ULOUS, a. [L. patulus, from pateo, to be open.]Spreading, as a patulous calyx; bearing the ...

39839

pauciloquy
PAUCIL'OQUY, n. [L. paucus, few, and loquor, to speak.]The utterance of few words. [Little used.]

39840

paucity
PAU'CITY, n. [L. paucitas, from paucus, few.]1. Fewness; smallness of number; as the paucity of ...

39841

paum
PAUM, v.t. To impose by fraud; a corruption of palm.

39842

paunch
PAUNCH, n. [L. pantex.] The belly and its contents.The paunch, in ruminating quadrupeds, is the ...

39843

pauper
PAUP'ER, n. [L. pauper.] A poor person; particularly, one so indigent as to depend on the parish ...

39844

pauperism
PAUP'ERISM, n. The state of being poor or destitute of the means of support; the state of indigent ...

39845

pause
PAUSE, n. paux. [L. pausa; Gr. to cease, or cause to rest.]1. A stop; a cessation or intermission ...

39846

pauser
PAUS'ER, n. s as z. One who pauses; one who deliberates.

39847

pausing
PAUS'ING, ppr. Stopping for a time; ceasing to speak or act; deliberating.

39848

pausingly
PAUS'INGLY, adv. After a pause; by breaks.

39849

pavan
PAVAN', n. [L. pavo, a peacock.] A grave dance among the Spaniards. In this dance, the performers ...

39850

pave
PAVE, v.t. [L. pavio; Gr. to beat, to strike.]1. To lay or cover with stone or brick so as to make ...

39851

paved
PA'VED, pp. Laid over with stones or bricks; prepared; as a way.

39852

pavement
PA'VEMENT, n. [L. pavimentum.] A floor or covering consisting of stones or bricks, laid on the ...

39853

paver
PA'VER

39854

pavier
PA'VIER, n. One who lays stones for a floor, or whose occupation is to pave.

39855

pavilion
PAVILION, n. pavil'yun. [L. papilio, a butterfly, and a pavilion.]1. A tent; a temporary movable ...

39856

pavilioned
PAVIL'IONED, pp. Furnished with pavilions; sheltered by a tent.

39857

paving
PA'VING, ppr. Flooring with stones or bricks.PA'VING, n. Pavement; a floor of stones or bricks.

39858

pavo
PA'VO, n. [L. a peacock.] A constellation in the southern hemisphere, consisting of fourteen ...

39859

pavone
PAVO'NE, n. [L. pavo.] A peacock. [Not used.]

39860

pavonine
PAV'ONINE, a. [L. pavoninus, from pavo, a peacock.]Resembling the tail of a peacock; iridescent.

39861

paw
PAW, n. [L. pes, pedis; Eng. foot.]1. The foot of beasts of prey having claws, as the lion, the ...

39862

pawed
PAW'ED, a. Having paws.1. Broad footed.

39863

pawky
PAWK'Y, a. Arch; cunning. [Local.]

39864

pawl
PAWL, n. [Eng. pole; L. palus. See Pole.] Among seamen, a short bar of wood or iron fixed close ...

39865

pawn
PAWN, n. [L. pignus.]1. Something given or deposited as security for the payment of money ...

39866

pawned
PAWN'ED, pp. Pledged; given in security.

39867

pawnee
PAWNEE', n. The person to whom a pawn is delivered as security; one that takes any thing in pawn. ...

39868

pawner
PAWN'ER, n. One that pledges any thing as security for the payment of borrowed money.

39869

pawning
PAWN'ING, ppr. Pledging, as goods; giving as security.

39870

pax
PAX, n. [L. pax, peace.] A little image or piece of board with the image of Christ upon the cross ...

39871

pay
PAY, v.t. pret. and pp. paid.1. To discharge a debt; to deliver to a creditor the value of the ...

39872

pay-bill
PA'Y-BILL, n. A bill of money to be paid to the soldiers of a company.

39873

pay-day
PA'Y-DAY, n. The day when payment is to be made or debts discharged; the day on which wages or ...

39874

pay-office
PA'Y-OFFICE, n. A place or office where payment is made of public debts.

39875

payable
PA'YABLE, a. That may or ought to be paid. In general, money is payable as soon as it is due, or ...

39876

payee
PAYEE', n. The person to whom money is to be paid; the person named in a bill or note to whom the ...

39877

payer
PAY'ER, n. One that pays. In bills of exchange,the person on whom the bill is drawn, and who is ...

39878

paymaster
PA'YMASTER, n. One who is to pay; one from whom wages or reward is received.1. In the army, an ...

39879

payment
PA'YMENT, n. The act of paying, or giving compensation.1. The thing given in discharge of a debt ...

39880

paynim
PAYNIM. [See Painim.]

39881

payse
PAYSE, PAYSER, for poise, poiser, not used.

39882

payser
PAYSE, PAYSER, for poise, poiser, not used.

39883

pea
PEA, n. [L. pisum.] A plant and its fruit of the genus Pisum, of many varieties. This plant has a ...

39884

pea-shell
PE'A-SHELL, n. The legume or pericarp of the pea.

39885

peace
PEACE, n. [L. pax, paco, to appease.]1. In a general sense, a state of quiet or tranquillity; ...

39886

peace-offering
PE'ACE-OFFERING, n. An offering that procures peace. Among the Jews, an offering or sacrifice to ...

39887

peace-officer
PE'ACE-OFFICER, n. A civil officer whose duty is to preserve the public peace, to prevent or ...

39888

peace-parted
PE'ACE-PARTED, a. Dismissed from the world in peace.

39889

peaceable
PE'ACEABLE, a. Free from war, tumult or public commotion. We live in peaceable times. The ...

39890

peaceableness
PE'ACEABLENESS, n. The state of being peaceable; quietness.1. Disposition to peace.

39891

peaceably
PE'ACEABLY, adv. Without war; without tumult or commotion; without private feuds and quarrels.1. ...

39892

peacebreaker
PE'ACEBREAKER, n. One that violates or disturbs public peace.

39893

peaceful
PE'ACEFUL, a. Quiet; undisturbed; not in a state of war or commotion; as a peaceful time; a ...

39894

peacefully
PE'ACEFULLY, adv. Without war or commotion.1. Quietly; without disturbance. Our loved earth, where ...

39895

peacefulness
PE'ACEFULNESS, n. Quiet; freedom from war, tumult, disturbance or discord.1. Freedom from mental ...

39896

peaceless
PE'ACELESS, a. Without peace; disturbed.

39897

peacemaker
PE'ACEMAKER, n. One who makes peace by reconciling parties that are at variance. Blessed are the ...

39898

peach
PEACH, n. A tree and its fruit, of the genus Amygdalus, of many varieties. This is a delicious ...

39899

peach-color
PE'ACH-COLOR, n. The pale red color of the peach blossom.

39900

peach-colored
PEA'CH-COLORED, a. Of the color of a peach blossom.

39901

peach-tree
PE'ACH-TREE, n. The tree that produces the peach.

39902

peacher
PE'ACHER, n. An accuser. [Not used.]

39903

peachick
PE'ACHICK, n. The chicken or young of the peacock.

39904

peacock
PE'ACOCK, n. [L. pavo.] A large and beautiful fowl of the genus Pavo, properly the male of the ...

39905

peacock-fish
PE'ACOCK-FISH, n. A fish of the Indian seas, having streaks of beautiful colors.

39906

peahen
PE'AHEN, n. The hen or female of the peacock.

39907

peak
PEAK, n. [Eng. pike, beak.]1. The top of a hill or mountain, ending in a point; as the peak of ...

39908

peaking
PE'AKING, a. Mean; sneaking; poor. [Vulgar.]

39909

peakish
PE'AKISH, a. Denoting or belonging to an acuminated situation.

39910

peal
PEAL, n. [from L. pello, whence appello, to appeal. The sense is to drive; a peal is a driving of ...

39911

pealed
PE'ALED, pp. Assailed with sound; resounded; celebrated.

39912

pealing
PE'ALING, ppr. Uttering a loud sound or successive sounds; resounding.

39913

pean
PE'AN , n. Among the ancients, a song of rejoicing in honor of Apollo; hence, a song of triumph.1. ...

39914

peanism
PE'ANISM, n. The song or shouts of praise or of battle; shouts of triumph.

39915

pear
PEAR, n. [L. pyrum.] The fruit of the Pyrus communis, of many varieties, some of which are ...

39916

pear-tree
PEAR-TREE, n. The tree that produces pears.

39917

pearch
PEARCH. [See Perch.]

39918

pearl
PEARL, n. perl.1. A white, hard, smooth, shining body, usually roundish, found in a testaceous ...

39919

pearl-eyed
PEARL-EYED, a. perl'-eyed. Having a speck in the eye.

39920

pearl-grass
PEARL-GRASS, n. A plant of the genus Sagina.

39921

pearl-sinter
PEARL-SINTER, n. Fiorite; a variety of silicious sinter, the color gray and white.

39922

pearl-spar
PEARL-SPAR, n. perl'-spar. Brown spar.

39923

pearl-stone
PEARL-STONE, n. A mineral regarded as a volcanic production. It occurs in basaltic and ...

39924

pearl-wort
PEARL-WORT

39925

pearlash
PEARLASH, n. perl'ash. An alkali obtained from the ashes of wood; refined potash.

39926

pearled
PEARLED, a. perl'ed. Set or adorned with pearls.

39927

pearly
PEARLY, a. perl'y. Containing pearl; abounding with pearls; as pearly shells; a pearly shore.1. ...

39928

pearmain
PEARMAIN, n. A variety of the apple.

39929

peas-antlike
PEAS-ANTLIKE

39930

peas-antly
PEAS-ANTLY, a. Rude, clownish; illiterate; resembling peasants.

39931

peas-cod
PE'AS-COD

39932

peasant
PEASANT, n. pez'ant. A countryman; one whose business is rural labor.PEASANT, a. pez'ant. ...

39933

peasantry
PEASANTRY, n. pez'antry. Peasants; rustics; the body of country people.1. Rusticity. [Not used.]

39934

pease
PEASE, n. Peas collectively, or used as food. [See Pea.]

39935

peastone
PE'ASTONE, n. A subspecies of limestone.

39936

peat
PEAT, n. A substance resembling turf, used as fuel. It is found in low grounds or moorish lands, ...

39937

peat-moss
PEAT-MOSS, n. [peat and moss.] An earthy material used as fuel.1. A fen producing peat.

39938

pebble
PEB'BLE

39939

pebble-crystal
PEB'BLE-CRYSTAL, n. A crystal in form of nodules, found in earthy stratums and irregular in shape.

39940

pebbled
PEB'BLED, a. Abounding with pebbles.

39941

pebblestone
PEB'BLESTONE, n. In popular usage, a roundish stone of any kind from the size of a nut to that of ...

39942

pebbly
PEB'BLY, a. Full of pebbles; abounding with small roundish stones.

39943

pec-cary
PEC-CARY, n. A quadruped of Mexico, in general appearance resembling a hog, but its body is less ...

39944

pecary
PEC'ARY

39945

peccability
PECCABIL'ITY, n. [from peccable.] State of being subject to sin; capacity of sinning.

39946

peccable
PEC'CABLE, a. [from L. pecco.] Liable to sin; subject to transgress the divine law.

39947

peccadillo
PECCADIL'LO, n. [L. peccatum.]1. A slight trespass or offense; a petty crime or fault.2. A sort ...

39948

peccancy
PEC'CANCY, n. [from peccant.] Bad quality; as the peccancy of the humors.1. Offense.

39949

peccant
PEC'CANT, a. [L. peccans. See Peccable.]1. Sinning; guilty of sin or transgression; criminal; as ...

39950

peccavi
PECCA'VI. [L. I have offended.] A colloquial word used to express confession or acknowledgment of ...

39951

pechblend
PECH'BLEND, n. Pitchblend, an ore of uranium; a metallic substance found in masses, or stratified ...

39952

peck
PECK, n.1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as a peck of wheat or ...

39953

pecked
PECK'ED, pp. Struck or penetrated with a beak or pointed instrument.

39954

pecker
PECK'ER, n. One that pecks; a bird that pecks holes in trees; a woodpecker.

39955

pecking
PECK'ING, ppr. Striking with the bill; thrusting the beak into; thrusting into with a pointed ...

39956

peckled
PECKLED, for speckled, not used.

39957

pectinal
PEC'TINAL, a. [L. pecten, a comb; pecto, to comb.]Pertaining to a comb; resembling a ...

39958

pectinate
PEC'TINATE

39959

pectinated
PEC'TINATED, a. [from L. pecten, a comb.] Having resemblance to the teeth of a comb. In botany, a ...

39960

pectination
PECTINA'TION, n. The state of being pectinated.1. A combing; the combing of the head.

39961

pectinite
PEC'TINITE, n. [L. pecten, a comb.] A fossil pecten or scallop, or scallop petrified.

39962

pectoral
PEC'TORAL, a. [L. pectoralis, from pectus, breast.]Pertaining to the breast; as the pectoral ...

39963

peculate
PEC'ULATE, v.i. [L. peculatus, peculor, from peculium, private property, from pecus, cattle.]1. To ...

39964

peculation
PECULA'TION, n. The act, practice or crime of defrauding the public by appropriating to one's own ...

39965

peculator
PEC'ULATOR, n.[L.] One that defrauds the public by appropriating to his own use money entrusted to ...

39966

peculiar
PECU'LIAR, a. [L. peculiaris, from peculium, one's own property, from pecus, cattle.]1. ...

39967

peculiarity
PECULIAR'ITY, n. Something peculiar to a person or thing; that which belongs to or is found in one ...

39968

peculiarize
PECU'LIARIZE, v.t. To appropriate; to make peculiar.

39969

peculiarly
PECU'LIARLY, adv. Particularly; singly.1. In a manner not common to others.

39970

peculiarness
PECU'LIARNESS, n. The state of being peculiar; appropriation. [Little used.]

39971

pecuniary
PECU'NIARY, a. [L. pecuniarius, from pecunia, money, from pecus, cattle.]1. Relating to money; as ...

39972

pecunious
PECU'NIOUS, a. Full of money. [Not used.]

39973

ped
PED, n. [for pad.] A small pack-saddle.1. A basket; a hamper.

39974

pedagogic
PEDAGOG'IC

39975

pedagogical
PEDAGOG'ICAL, a. [from pedagogue.]Suiting or belonging to a teacher of children or to a pedagogue.

39976

pedagogism
PED'AGOGISM, n. The business, character or manners of a pedagogue.

39977

pedagogue
PEDAGOGUE, n. ped'agog.[Gr. a child, and to lead.]1. A teacher of children; one whose occupation ...

39978

pedagogy
PED'AGOGY, n. Instruction in the first rudiments; preparatory discipline.

39979

pedal
PE'DAL, a. [L. pedalis, from pes,pedis,foot.] Pertaining to a foot.

39980

pedal-note
PED'AL-NOTE, n. In music, a holding note.

39981

pedaneous
PEDA'NEOUS, a. [L.pedaneus, from pes, the foot.] Going on foot; walking.

39982

pedant
PED'ANT, n.1. A schoolmaster.2. A person who makes a vain display of his learning.

39983

pedantic
PEDANT'IC

39984

pedantical
PEDANT'ICAL, a. Ostentatious of learning; vainly displaying or making a show of knowledge; applied ...

39985

pedantically
PEDANT'ICALLY, adv. With a vain or boastful display of learning.

39986

pedantize
PED'ANTIZE, v.i. To play the pedant; to domineer over lads; to use pedantic expressions.

39987

pedantry
PED'ANTRY, n. Vain ostentation of learning; a boastful display of knowledge of any kind. Horace ...

39988

pedarian
PEDA'RIAN, n. A Roman senator who gave his vote by the feet, that is, by walking over to the side ...

39989

pedate
PED'ATE, a. [L. pedatus, from pes, the foot.] In botany, divided like the toes. A pedate leaf is ...

39990

pedatifid
PED'ATIFID, a. [L. pes, foot, and findo, to divide.]A pedatifid leaf, in botany, is one whose parts ...

39991

peddle
PED'DLE, v.i. To be busy about trifles.1. To travel about the country and retail goods. He ...

39992

peddling
PED'DLING, ppr. Traveling about and selling small wares.1. a. Trifling; unimportant.

39993

pederast
PED'ERAST, n. [Gr. a boy, and love.] A sodomite.

39994

pederastic
PEDERAS'TIC, a. Pertaining to pederasty.

39995

pederasty
PED'ERASTY, n. Sodomy; the crime against nature.

39996

pederero
PEDERE'RO, n. [L. petra; Gr. so named from the use of stones in the charge, before the invention or ...

39997

pedestal
PED'ESTAL, n. [L. pes, the foot.] In architecture, the lowest part of a column or pillar; the part ...

39998

pedestrial
PEDES'TRIAL, a. [L. pedestris.] Pertaining to the foot.

39999

pedestrian
PEDES'TRIAN, a. [L. pedestris, form pes, the foot.]Going on foot; walking; made on foot; as a ...

40000

pedestrious
PEDES'TRIOUS, a. Going on foot; not winged.

40001

pedicel
PED'ICEL

40002

pedicellate
PED'ICELLATE, a. Having a pedicel, or supported by a pedicel.

40003

pedicle
PED'ICLE, n. [L. pediculus, form pes, the foot.] In botany, the ultimate division of a common ...

40004

pedicular
PEDIC'ULAR

40005

pediculous
PEDIC'ULOUS, a. [L. pedicularis, form pediculus, a louse.]Lousy; having the lousy distemper.

40006

pedigree
PED'IGREE, n. [probably from L. pes,pedis, foot.]1. Lineage; line of ancestors from which a person ...

40007

pediluvy
PED'ILUVY, n. [L. pes, foot,and lavo, to wash.]The bathing of the feet; a bath for the feet.

40008

pediment
PED'IMENT, n. [from L. pes, the foot.] In architecture, an ornament that crowns the ordinances, ...

40009

pedler
PED'LER, n. [L.pes, pedis,the foot.] A traveling foot-trader; one that carries about small ...

40010

pedleress
PED'LERESS, n. A female pedler.

40011

pedlery
PED'LERY, n. Small wares sold or carried about for sale by pedlers.

40012

pedobaptism
PEDOBAP'TISM, n. [Gr. a child, and baptism.] The baptism of infants or of children.

40013

pedobaptist
PEDOBAP'TIST, n. One that holds to infant baptism; one that practices the baptism of children. ...

40014

pedometer
PEDOM'ETER, n. [L. pes, the foot, and Gr.measure.] An instrument by which paces are numbered as a ...

40015

pedometrical
PEDOMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining to or measured by a pedometer.

40016

peduncle
PEDUN'CLE, n. [L. pes,the foot.] In botany,the stem or stalk that supports the fructification of a ...

40017

peduncular
PEDUN'CULAR, a. Pertaining to a peduncle; growing from a peduncle; as a peduncular tendril.

40018

pedunculate
PEDUN'CULATE, a. Growing on a peduncle; as a pedunculate flower.

40019

pee
PEE, v.i. To look with one eye. [Not used.]

40020

peed
PEED, a. Blind of one eye. [Not used.]

40021

peek
PEEK, in our popular dialect, is the same as peep, to look through a crevice.

40022

peel
PEEL, v.t. [L. pilo, to pull off hair and to pillage; pilus, the hair.]1. To strip off skin, bark ...

40023

peeled
PEE'LED, pp. Stripped of skin, bark or rind; plundered; pillaged.

40024

peeler
PEE'LER, n. One that peels, strips or flays.1. A plunderer; pillaged.

40025

peeling
PEE'LING, ppr. Stripping off skin or bark; plundering.

40026

peep
PEEP, v.i. [L. pipio; Heb. to cry out.]1. To begin to appear; to make the first appearance; to ...

40027

peep-hole
PEE'P-HOLE

40028

peeper
PEE'PER, n. A chicken just breaking the shell.1. In familiar language,the eye.

40029

peeping-hole
PEE'PING-HOLE, n. A hole or crevice through which one may peep or look without being discovered.

40030

peer
PEER, n. [L. par.]1. An equal; one of the same rank. A man may be familiar with his peers.2. An ...

40031

peerage
PEE'RAGE, n. [See Peer, an equal.]The rank or dignity of a peer or nobleman.1. The body of peers.

40032

peerdom
PEE'RDOM, n. Peerage. [Not used.]

40033

peeress
PEE'RESS, n. The consort of a peer; a noble lady.

40034

peerless
PEE'RLESS, a. Unequaled; having no peer or equal; as peerless beauty or majesty.

40035

peerlessly
PEE'RLESSLY, adv. Without an equal.

40036

peerlessness
PEE'RLESSNESS, n. The state of having no equal.

40037

peevish
PEE'VISH, a.1. Fretful; petulant; apt to mutter and complain; easily vexed or fretted; querulous; ...

40038

peevishly
PEE'VISHLY, adv. Fretfully; petulantly; with discontent and murmuring.

40039

peevishness
PEE'VISHNESS, n. Fretfulness; petulance; disposition to murmur; sourness of temper; as childish ...

40040

peg
PEG, n. [This is probably from the root of L.pango, pactus; Gr. denoting that which fastens, or ...

40041

pegger
PEG'GER, n. One that fastens with pegs.

40042

pegm
PEGM, n. pem. [Gr.] A sort of moving machine in the old pageants.

40043

pegmatite
PEG'MATITE, n. Primitive granitic rock, composed essentially of lamellar feldspar and quartz; ...

40044

peirastic
PEIRAS'TIC,a. [Gr. to strain, to attempt.] Attempting; making trial.1. Treating of or ...

40045

peise
PEISE. [See Poise.]

40046

pekan
PEK'AN, n. A species of weasel.

40047

pelage
PEL'AGE, n. [L. pilus, hair.] The vesture or covering of wild beasts, consisting of hair, fur or ...

40048

pelagian
PELA'GIAN

40049

pelagianism
PELA'GIANISM, n. The doctrines of Pelagius.

40050

pelagic
PEL'AGIC, a. [L. pelagus, the sea.] Pertaining to the sea; as pelagian shells.

40051

pelf
PELF, n. [probably allied to pilfer.] Money; riches; but it often conveys the idea of something ...

40052

pelican
PEL'ICAN, n. [Low L. pelicanus.]1. A fowl of the genus Pelicanus. It is larger than the swan, and ...

40053

peliom
PE'LIOM, n. [Gr. black color.] A mineral, a variety of iolite.

40054

pelisse
PELISSE, n. pelee's. [L. pellis,skin.] Originally, a furred robe or coat. But the name is now ...

40055

pell
PELL, n. [L. pellis.] A skin or hide.Clerk of the pells, in England, an officer of the exchequer, ...

40056

pellet
PEL'LET, n. [L. pila, a ball.] A little ball; as a pellet of wax or lint.1. A bullet; a ball for ...

40057

pelleted
PEL'LETED, a. Consisting of bullets.

40058

pellicle
PEL'LICLE, n. [L.pellicula, dim. of pellis, skin.] A thin skin or film.1. Among chimists, a thin ...

40059

pellitory
PEL'LITORY, n. [L. parietaria, the wall plant, from paries.]The name of several plants of different ...

40060

pellucid
PELLU'CID, a. [L. pellucidus; per and lucidus; very bright. See Light.] Perfectly clear; ...

40061

pellucidity
PELLUCID'ITY

40062

pellucidness
PELLU'CIDNESS, n. Perfect clearness; transparency; as the pellucidity of the air; the pellucidness ...

40063

pelt
PELT, n. [L. pellis.]1. The skin of a beast with the hair on it; a raw hide.2. The quarry of a ...

40064

peltate
PELT'ATE

40065

peltated
PELT'ATED, a. [L. pelta, a target.] In botany, having the shape of a target or round shield, as a ...

40066

peltately
PELT'ATELY, adv. In the form of a target.

40067

pelted
PELT'ED, pp. Struck with something thrown or driven.

40068

pelter
PELT'ER, n. One that pelts; also, a pinch-penny; a mean, sordid person.

40069

pelting
PELT'ING, ppr. Striking with something thrown or driven.PELT'ING, n. An assault with any thing ...

40070

peltry
PEL'TRY, n. [from pelt, a skin.] The skins of animals producing fur; skins in general,with the fur ...

40071

pelvimeter
PELVIM'ETER, n. [L. pelvis, and Gr. measure.] An instrument to measure the dimensions of the ...

40072

pelvis
PEL'VIS, n. [L. pelvis, a bason.] The cavity of the body formed by the os sacrum, os coccyx, and ...

40073

pen
PEN, n. [L. penna; pinna, a fin, that is, a shoot or point.]1. An instrument used for writing, ...

40074

penal
PE'NAL, a. [L. poena; Gr. pain, punishment. See Pain.]1. Enacting punishment; denouncing the ...

40075

penality
PENAL'ITY, n. Liableness or condemnation to punishment. [Not used.]

40076

penalty
PEN'ALTY, n.1. The suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to ...

40077

penance
PEN'ANCE, n.1. The suffering, labor or pain to which a person voluntarily subjects himself, or ...

40078

pence
PENCE, n. pens. The plural of penny, when used of a sum of money or value. When pieces of coin ...

40079

pencil
PEN'CIL, n. [L. penicillus.]1. A small brush used by painters for laying on colors. The proper ...

40080

pencil-shaped
PEN'CIL-SHAPED, a. Having the shape of a pencil.

40081

penciled
PEN'CILED, pp. Painted, drawn or marked with a pencil.1. Radiated; having pencils of rays.

40082

penciling
PEN'CILING, ppr. Painting, drawing or marking with a pencil.

40083

pendant
PEND'ANT, n. [L. pendeo, to hang.]1. An ornament or jewel hanging at the ear, usually composed of ...

40084

pendence
PEND'ENCE, n. [L. pendens, pendeo, to hang.] Slope; inclination.

40085

pendency
PEND'ENCY, n. [L.pendens, pendeo, supra.] Suspense; the state of being undecided; as, to wait ...

40086

pendent
PEND'ENT, a. [L. pendens.] Hanging; fastened at one end, the other being loose. With ribbons ...

40087

pending
PEND'ING, a. [L. pendeo, to hang; pendente lite.] Depending; remaining undecided; not terminated. ...

40088

pendulosity
PENDULOS'ITY

40089

pendulous
PEND'ULOUS, a. [L. pendulus, from pendeo, to hang.] Hanging; swinging; fastened to one end,the ...

40090

pendulousness
PEND'ULOUSNESS, n. [See Pendulous.] The state of hanging; suspension. [The latter is the ...

40091

pendulum
PEND'ULUM, n. [L. pendulus, pendulum.] A vibrating body suspended from a fixed point; as the ...

40092

penetrability
PENETRABIL'ITY, n. [from penetrable.] Susceptibility of being penetrated, or of being entered or ...

40093

penetrable
PEN'ETRABLE, a. [L. penetrabilis. See Penetrate.]1. That may be penetrated,entered, or pierced by ...

40094

penetrail
PEN'ETRAIL, n. [L.penetralia.] Interior parts. [Not used.]

40095

penetrancy
PEN'ETRANCY, n. [L. penetrans.] Power of entering or piercing; as the penetrancy of subtil ...

40096

penetrant
PEN'ETRANT, a. [L. penetrans.] Having the power to enter or pierce; sharp; subtil; as penetrant ...

40097

penetrate
PEN'ETRATE, v.t. [L. penetro, from the root of pen, a point.]1. To enter or pierce; to make way ...

40098

penetrated
PEN'ETRATED, pp. Entered; pierced; understood; fathomed.

40099

penetrating
PEN'ETRATING, ppr. Entering; piercing; understanding.1. a. Having the power of entering or ...

40100

penetration
PENETRA'TION, n. The act of entering a body.1. Mental entrance into any thing abstruse; as a ...

40101

penetrative
PEN'ETRATIVE, a. Piercing; sharp; subtil. Let not air be too gross nor too penetrative.1. Acute; ...

40102

penetrativeness
PEN'ETRATIVENESS, n. The quality of being penetrative.

40103

penfish
PEN'FISH, n. A kind of eelpout with a smooth skin.

40104

penguin
PEN'GUIN, n. [L. pinguidine, with fatness.]1. A genus of fowls of the order of Palmipeds. The ...

40105

penicil
PEN'ICIL, n. [L. penicillus. See Pencil.]1. Among physicians, a tent or pledget for wounds or ...

40106

peninsula
PENIN'SULA, n. [L. pene, almost, and insula, an isle.]1. A portion of land, connected with a ...

40107

peninsular
PENIN'SULAR, a. In the form or state of a peninsula; pertaining to a peninsula.

40108

peninsulate
PENIN'SULATE, v.t. To encompass almost with water; to form a peninsula. South river peninsulates ...

40109

peninsulated
PENIN'SULATED, pp. Almost surrounded with water.

40110

peninsulating
PENIN'SULATING, ppr. Nearly surrounding with water.

40111

penitence
PEN'ITENCE

40112

penitency
PENITENCY, n. [L. poenitentia, from poeniteo, from poena, pain, punishment. See Pain.] ...

40113

penitent
PEN'ITENT, a. [L.poenitens.] Suffering pain or sorrow of heart on account of sins, crimes or ...

40114

penitential
PENITEN'TIAL, a. Proceeding from or expressing penitence or contrition of heart; as penitential ...

40115

penitentiary
PENITEN'TIARY, a. Relating to penance, or to the rules and measures of penance.PENITEN'TIARY, n. ...

40116

penitently
PEN'ITENTLY, adv. With penitence; with repentance, sorrow or contrition for sin.

40117

penknife
PEN'KNIFE, n. [See Pen and Knife.] A small knife used for making and mending pens.

40118

penman
PEN'MAN, n. plu. penmen. [See Pen and Man.]1. A man that professes or teaches the art of writing. ...

40119

penmanship
PEN'MANSHIP, n. The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing.1. Manner of writing; as good ...

40120

pennached
PEN'NACHED, a. Radiated; diversified with natural stripes of various colors; as a flower. [Little ...

40121

pennant
PEN'NANT

40122

pennate
PEN'NATE

40123

pennated
PEN'NATED, a. [L.pennatus, winged, from penna, a quill or wing.]1. Winged.2. In botany, a pennate ...

40124

penned
PEN'NED, pp. Written.PEN'NED, a. Winged; having plumes.

40125

penner
PEN'NER, n. A writer.1. A pen-case. [Local.]

40126

penniform
PEN'NIFORM, a. [L.penna, a feather or quill, and form.]Having the form of a quill or feather.

40127

penniless
PEN'NILESS, a. [from penny.] Moneyless; destitute of money; poor.

40128

penning
PEN'NING, ppr. Committing to writing.

40129

pennon
PEN'NON, n. [L.pannus, a cloth]1. A small flag; a banner. [See Pendant.]2. A tackle for hoisting ...

40130

penny
PEN'NY, n. plu. pennies or pence. Pennies denotes the number of coins; pence the amount of pennies ...

40131

pennypost
PEN'NYPOST, n. One that carries letters from the post office and delivers them to the proper ...

40132

pennyroyal
PENNYROY'AL, n. A plant of the genus Mentha.The English pennyroyal is the Mentha pulegium; the N. ...

40133

pennyweight
PEN'NYWEIGHT, n. A troy weight containing twenty four grains, each grain being equal in weight to ...

40134

pennywise
PEN'NYWISE, a. Saving small sums at the hazard of larger; niggardly on improper occasions.

40135

pennyworth
PEN'NYWORTH, n. As much as is bought for a penny.1. Any purchase; any thing bought or sold for ...

40136

pensile
PEN'SILE, a. [L. pensilis, from pendeo, to hang.]1. Hanging; suspended; as a pensile bell.2. ...

40137

pensileness
PEN'SILENESS, n. The state of hanging.

40138

pension
PEN'SION, n. [L.pensio, form pendo, pensum, to pay.]1. An annual allowance of a sum of money to a ...

40139

pensionary
PEN'SIONARY, a. Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension; as pensionary spies.1. Consisting in ...

40140

pensioned
PEN'SIONED, pp. Having a pension.

40141

pensioner
PEN'SIONER, n. One to whom an annual sum of money is paid by government in consideration of past ...

40142

pensioning
PEN'SIONING, ppr. Granting an annual allowance for past services.

40143

pensive
PEN'SIVE, a. [L.penso, to weigh, to consider; pendo, to weigh.]1. Literally, thoughtful; employed ...

40144

pensively
PEN'SIVELY, adv. With thoughtfulness; with gloomy seriousness or some degree of melancholy.

40145

pensiveness
PEN'SIVENESS, n. Gloomy thoughtfulness; melancholy; seriousness from depressed spirits.

40146

penstock
PEN'STOCK, n. [pen and stock.] A narrow or confined place formed by a frame of timber planked or ...

40147

pent
PENT, pp. of pen. Shut up; closely confined.

40148

pentacapsular
PENTACAP'SULAR, a. [Gr. five, and capsular.] In botany, having five capsules.

40149

pentachord
PEN'TACHORD,n. [Gr. five, and chord.]1. An instrument of music with five strings.2. An order or ...

40150

pentacoccous
PEN'TACOCCOUS, a. [Gr. five, and L. coccus, a berry.]Having or containing five grains or seeds, or ...

40151

pentacoster
PEN'TACOSTER, n. [Gr.] In ancient Greece, a military officer commanding fifty men; but the number ...

40152

pentacostys
PEN'TACOSTYS, n. [Gr.] A body of fifty soldiers; but the number varied.

40153

pentacrinite
PENTAC'RINITE, n. The fossil remains of a zoophyte.

40154

pentacrostic
PENTACROS'TIC, a. [Gr. five, and acrostic.] Containing five acrostics of the same name in five ...

40155

pentadactyl
PENTADAC'TYL, n. [Gr. five, and finger.]1. In botany, a plant called five fingers; a name given to ...

40156

pentagon
PEN'TAGON, n. [Gr. five, and a corner.]1. In geometry, a figure of five sides and five angles.2. ...

40157

pentagonal
PENTAG'ONAL

40158

pentagonous
PENTAG'ONOUS, a. Having five corners or angles.

40159

pentagraph
PEN'TAGRAPH, n. [Gr. five, and to write.] An instrument for drawing figures in any proportion at ...

40160

pentagraphic
PENTAGRAPH'IC

40161

pentagraphical
PENTAGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a pentagraph; performed by a pentagraph.

40162

pentagyn
PEN'TAGYN, n. [Gr. five, and a female.] In botany, a plant having five pistils.

40163

pentagynian
PENTAGYN'IAN, a. Having five pistils.

40164

pentahedral
PENTAHE'DRAL

40165

pentahedron
PENTAHE'DRON, n. [Gr. five, and a side or base.] A figure having five equal sides.

40166

pentahedrous
PENTAHE'DROUS, a. Having five equal sides.

40167

pentahexahedral
PENTAHEXAHE'DRAL, a. [Gr. five, and hexahedral.] In crystalography, exhibiting five ranges of ...

40168

pentameter
PENTAM'ETER, n. [Gr. five, and measure.] In ancient poetry, a verse of five feet. The two first ...

40169

pentander
PENTAN'DER, n. [Gr. five, and a male.] In botany, a plant having five stamens.

40170

pentandrian
PENTAN'DRIAN, a. Having five stamens.

40171

pentangular
PENTAN'GULAR, a. [Gr. five, and angular.] Having five corners or angles.

40172

pentapetalous
PENTAPET'ALOUS, a. [Gr. five, and a petal.]Having five petals or flower leaves.

40173

pentaphyllous
PENTAPH'YLLOUS, a. [Gr. five, and a leaf.] Having five leaves.

40174

pentarchy
PEN'TARCHY,n. [Gr. five, and rule.] A government in the hands of five persons.

40175

pentaspast
PEN'TASPAST, n. [Gr. five, and to draw.] An engine with five pulleys.

40176

pentaspermous
PENTASPERM'OUS, a. [Gr. five, and seed.] Containing five seeds.

40177

pentastich
PEN'TASTICH, n. [Gr. five, and verse.]A composition consisting of five verses.

40178

pentastyle
PEN'TASTYLE, n. [Gr. five, and a column.] In architecture, a work containing five rows of columns.

40179

pentateuch
PEN'TATEUCH, n. [Gr. five, and a book or composition.]The first five books of the Old Testament.

40180

penteconter
PEN'TECONTER, n. [from the Greek.] A Grecian vessel of fifty oars,smaller than a trireme.

40181

pentecost
PEN'TECOST,n. [Gr. fiftieth.]1. A solemn festival of the Jews, so called because celebrated on the ...

40182

pentecostal
PEN'TECOSTAL, a. Pertaining to Whitsuntide.

40183

pentecostals
PENTECOS'TALS, n. Oblations formerly made by parishioners to the parish priest at the feast of ...

40184

penthouse
PENT'HOUSE, n. A shed standing aslope from the main wall or building.

40185

pentice
PEN'TICE, n. [L. pendo, to bend.] A sloping roof. [Little used.]

40186

pentile
PEN'TILE, n. A tile for covering the sloping part of a roof.

40187

pentremite
PEN'TREMITE, n. A genus of zoophytes or fossil shells.

40188

penult
PENULT', n. [L. penultimus; pene, almost, and ultimus, last.]The last syllable of a word except ...

40189

penultimate
PENULT'IMATE, a. [supra.] The last but one; a word used of the last syllable of a word except one. ...

40190

penumbra
PENUM'BRA, n. [L.pene, almost,and umbra,shade.] In astronomy, a partial shade or obscurity on the ...

40191

penurious
PENU'RIOUS, a. [L.penuria, scarcity, want; Gr. poor; rare.]1. Excessively saving or sparing in the ...

40192

penuriously
PENU'RIOUSLY, adv. In a saving or parsimonious manner; with scanty supply.

40193

penury
PEN'URY, n. [L. penuria, from Gr. needy.] Want of property; indigence; extreme poverty. All ...

40194

peon
PE'ON, n. In Hindoostan, a foot soldier, or a footman armed with sword and target; said to be ...

40195

peony
PE'ONY, n. [L. poeonia; Gr. from Apollo.]A plant and flower of the genus Paeonia. It is written ...

40196

people
PEOPLE, n. [L. populus.]1. The body of persons who compose a community, town, city or nation. We ...

40197

peopled
PEOPLED, pp. Stocked or furnished with inhabitants.

40198

peopling
PEOPLING, ppr. Stocking with inhabitants.

40199

peoplish
PEOPLISH, a. Vulgar.

40200

pepastic
PEPAS'TIC, n. [Gr. to concoct or mature.] A medicine that serves to help digestion; applied ...

40201

pepper
PEP'PER, n. [L. piper.] A plant and its seed or grain, of the genus Piper. The stem of the plant ...

40202

pepper-box
PEP'PER-BOX, n. A small box with a perforated lid,used for sprinkling pulverized pepper on food.

40203

pepper-cake
PEP'PER-CAKE, n. A kind of spiced cake or gingerbread.

40204

pepper-corn
PEP'PER-CORN, n. The berry or seed of the pepper-plant.1. Something of inconsiderable value; as ...

40205

pepper-gingerbread
PEPPER-GIN'GERBREAD, n. A kind of cake made in England.

40206

pepper-pot
PEP'PER-POT, n. A plant of the genus Capsicum.

40207

pepper-tree
PEP'PER-TREE, n. A plant of the venus Vitis.

40208

pepper-water
PEP'PER-WATER, n. A liquor prepared from powdered black pepper; used in microscopical ...

40209

pepper-wort
PEP'PER-WORT, n. A plant of the genus Lepidium.

40210

peppered
PEP'PERED, pp. Sprinkled with pepper; pelted; spotted.

40211

peppergrass
PEP'PERGRASS, n. A plant of the genus Pilularia; also, a plant of the genus Lepidium.

40212

peppering
PEP'PERING, ppr. Sprinkling with pepper; pelting.1. a. Hot; pungent; angry.

40213

peppermint
PEP'PERMINT, n. A plant of the genus Mentha. It is aromatic and pungent. Also, a liquor ...

40214

peppermint-tree
PEP'PERMINT-TREE, n. The Eucalyptus piperita, a native of New South Wales.

40215

peptic
PEP'TIC, a. [Gr. to digest.] Promoting digestion; dietetic, as peptic precepts.

40216

per
PER, a Latin preposition, denoting through, passing,or over the whole extent, as in perambulo. ...

40217

peracute
PERACU'TE, a. [L. peracutus; per, through, and acutus, sharp.]Very sharp; very violent; as a ...

40218

peradventure
PERADVENT'URE, adv. [L. venio, to come.] By chance; perhaps; it may be.It has been used as a noun ...

40219

peragrate
PER'AGRATE, v.i. [L. peragro; per, through, over, and ager, a field.] To travel over or through; ...

40220

peragration
PERAGRA'TION, n. The act of passing through any space; as the peragration of the moon in her ...

40221

perambulate
PERAM'BULATE, v.t. [L. perambulo; per and ambulo, to walk.]To walk through or over; properly and ...

40222

perambulated
PERAM'BULATED, pp. Passed over; inspected.

40223

perambulating
PERAM'BULATING, ppr. Passing over or through for the purpose of inspection.

40224

perambulation
PERAMBULA'TION,n. The act of passing or walking through or over.1. A traveling survey or ...

40225

perambulator
PERAM'BULATOR, n. An instrument or wheel for measuring distances, to be used in surveying or ...

40226

perbisulphate
PERBISUL'PHATE, n. A sulphate with two proportions of sulphuric acid, and combined with an oxyd at ...

40227

percarbureted
PERC`ARBURETED, a. The percarbureted hydrogen of the French chimists is said to be the only ...

40228

percase
PERCA'SE, adv. [per and case, by case.] Perhaps; perchance. [Not used.]

40229

perceant
PER'CEANT, n. Piercing; penetrating. [Not used.]

40230

perceivable
PERCE'IVABLE, a. [See Perceive.] Perceptible; that may be perceived; that may fall under ...

40231

perceivably
PERCE'IVABLY, adv. In such a manner as to be perceived.

40232

perceivance
PERCE'IVANCE, n. Power of perceiving. [Not in use.]

40233

perceive
PERCE'IVE, v.t. [L. percipio; per and capio, to take.]1. To have knowledge or receive impressions ...

40234

perceived
PERCE'IVED, pp. Known by the senses; felt; understood; observed.

40235

perceiver
PERCE'IVER, n. One who perceives, feels or observes.

40236

perceptibility
PERCEPTIBIL'ITY, n. The state or quality of being perceptible; as the perceptibility of light or ...

40237

perceptible
PERCEP'TIBLE, a. [L. percipio, perceptus.]1. That may be perceived; that may impress the bodily ...

40238

perceptibly
PERCEP'TIBLY, adv. In a manner to be perceived. The woman decays perceptibly every week.

40239

perception
PERCEP'TION, n. [L. perceptio. See Perceive.]1. The act of perceiving or of receiving impressions ...

40240

perceptive
PERCEP'TIVE, a. Having the faculty of perceiving.

40241

perceptivity
PERCEPTIV'ITY, n. The power of perception of thinking.

40242

perch
PERCH, n. [L. perca.] A fish of the genus Perca. This fish has a deep body, very rough scales, an ...

40243

perchance
PERCH`ANCE, adv. [per and chance.] By chance; perhaps.

40244

perchers
PERCH'ERS, n. Paris candles anciently used in England; also, a larger sort of wax candles which ...

40245

perchlorate
PERCHLO'RATE, n. A compound of perchloric acid with a base.

40246

perchloric
PERCHLO'RIC, a. Perchloric acid is chlorine converted into an acid by combining with a maximum of ...

40247

percipient
PERCIP'IENT, a. [L. percipiens.] Perceiving; having the faculty of perception. Animals are ...

40248

perclose
PERCLO'SE, n. s as z. Conclusion. [Not used.]

40249

percolate
PER'COLATE, v.t. [L. percolo; per and colo, to strain.] To strain through; to cause to pass ...

40250

percolated
PER'COLATED, pp. Filtered; passed through small interstices.

40251

percolating
PER'COLATING, ppr. Filtering.

40252

percolation
PERCOLA'TION, n. The act of straining or filtering; filtration; the act of passing through small ...

40253

percuss
PERCUSS', v.t. [L. percussus, from percutio, to strike.]To strike. [Little used.]

40254

percussion
PERCUS'SION, n. [L.percussio.] The act of striking one body against another, with some violence; ...

40255

percutient
PERCU'TIENT, n. [L.percutiens.] That which strikes, or has power to strike.

40256

perdifoil
PER'DIFOIL, n. [L. perdo, to lose, and folium, leaf.] A plant that annually loses or drops its ...

40257

perdition
PERDI'TION, n. [L. perditio, from perdo, to lose, to ruin.]1. Entire loss or ruin; utter ...

40258

perdu
PERDU'

40259

perdue
PERDU'E, adv. [L. perdo.] Close; in concealment. The moderator, out of view, Beneath the desk had ...

40260

perdulous
PER'DULOUS, a. [L. perdo.] Lost; thrown away. [Not used.]

40261

perdurable
PERDU'RABLE, a. [L.perduro; per and duro, to last.]Very durable; lasting; continuing long. [Not ...

40262

perdurably
PERDU'RABLY, adv. Very durably. [Not used.]

40263

perduration
PERDURA'TION, n. Long continuance. [Not used.]

40264

perdy
PER'DY, adv. Certainly; verily; in truth.

40265

peregal
PER'EGAL, a. Equal. [Not used.]

40266

peregrinate
PER'EGRINATE, v.i. [L.peregrinor, from peregrinus, a traveler or stranger; peragro, to wander; per ...

40267

peregrination
PEREGRINA'TION, n. A traveling from one country to another; a wandering; abode in foreign ...

40268

peregrinator
PER'EGRINATOR, n. A traveler into foreign countries.

40269

peregrine
PER'EGRINE, a. [L. peregrinus.] Foreign; not native. [Little used.]Peregrine falcon, a species of ...

40270

perempt
PEREMPT', v.t. [L. peremptus, perimo, to kill.]In law, to kill; to crush or destroy. [Not used.]

40271

peremption
PEREMP'TION, n. [L. peremptio.] A killing; a quashing; nonsuit. [Not used.]

40272

peremptorily
PER'EMPTORILY, adv. [from peremptory.] Absolutely; positively; in a decisive manner; so as to ...

40273

peremptoriness
PER'EMPTORINESS, n. Positiveness; absolute decision; dogmatism. Peremptoriness is of two sorts; ...

40274

peremptory
PER'EMPTORY, a. [L. peremptorius, from peremptus, taken away, killed.]1. Express; positive; ...

40275

perennial
PEREN'NIAL, a. [L. perennis; per and annus, a year.]1. Lasting or continuing without cessation ...

40276

perennially
PEREN'NIALLY, adv. Continually; without ceasing.

40277

perennity
PEREN'NITY, n. [L. perennitas.] An enduring or continuing through the whole year without ceasing.

40278

pererration
PERERRA'TION, n. [L. perrro; per and erro, to wander.]A wandering or rambling through various ...

40279

perfect
PER'FECT, a. [L. perfectus, perficio, to complete; per and facio, to do or make through, to carry ...

40280

perfected
PER'FECTED, pp. Finished; completed.

40281

perfecter
PER'FECTER, n. One that makes perfect.

40282

perfectibility
PERFECTIBIL'ITY, n. [from perfectible.] The capacity of becoming or being made perfect.

40283

perfectible
PERFECT'IBLE, a. Capable of becoming or being made perfect, or of arriving at the utmost ...

40284

perfecting
PER'FECTING, ppr. Finishing; completing; consummating.

40285

perfection
PERFEC'TION, n. [L. perfectio.] The state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite ...

40286

perfectional
PERFEC'TIONAL, a. Made complete.

40287

perfectionate
PERFEC'TIONATE, used by Dryden and Tooke, in lieu of the verb to perfect, is a useless word.

40288

perfectionist
PERFEC'TIONIST, n. One pretending to perfection; an enthusiast in religion.

40289

perfective
PERFECT'IVE, a. Conducing to make perfect or bring to perfection; followed by of. Praise and ...

40290

perfectively
PERFECT'IVELY, adv. In a manner that brings to perfection.

40291

perfectly
PER'FECTLY, adv. In the highest degree of excellence.1. Totally; completely; as work perfectly ...

40292

perfectness
PER'FECTNESS, n. Completeness; consummate excellence; perfection.1. The highest degree of ...

40293

perficient
PERFI'CIENT, n. [L. perficiens.] One who endows a charity.

40294

perfidious
PERFID'IOUS, a. [L. perfidus; per and fidus, faithful. Per in this word signifies through, beyond, ...

40295

perfidiously
PERFID'IOUSLY, adv. Treacherously; traitorously; by breach of faith or allegiance.

40296

perfidiousness
PERFID'IOUSNESS, n. The quality of being perfidious; treachery; traitorousness; breach of faith, ...

40297

perfidy
PER'FIDY, n. [L. perfidia; per and fides, faith.] The act of violating faith, a promise, vow or ...

40298

perflate
PERFLA'TE,v.t. [L. perflo; per and flo, to blow.] To blow through.

40299

perflation
PERFLA'TION, n. The act of blowing through.

40300

perfoliate
PERFO'LIATE, a. [L. per and folium, a leaf.] In botany, a perfoliate or perforated leaf,is one ...

40301

perforate
PER'FORATE, v.t. [L. perforo; per and foro; Eng. to bore.]1. To bore through.2. To pierce with a ...

40302

perforated
PER'FORATED, pp. Bored or pierced through; pierced.

40303

perforating
PER'FORATING, ppr. Boring or piercing through; piercing.

40304

perforation
PERFORA'TION, n. The act of boring or piercing through.1. A hole or aperture passing through any ...

40305

perforative
PER'FORATIVE, a. Having power to pierce; as an instrument.

40306

perforator
PER'FORATOR, n. An instrument that bores or perforates.

40307

perforce
PERFORCE, adv. [per and force.] By force or violence.

40308

perform
PERFORM', v.t. [L. per and formo, to make.]1. To do; to execute; to accomplish; as, to perform two ...

40309

performable
PERFORM'ABLE, a. That may be done, executed or fulfilled; practicable.

40310

performance
PERFORM'ANCE, n. Execution or completion of any thing; a doing; as the performance of work or of an ...

40311

performed
PERFORM'ED, pp. Done; executed; discharged.

40312

performer
PERFORM'ER, n. One that performs any thing,particularly in an art; as a good performer on the ...

40313

performing
PERFORM'ING, ppr. Doing; executing; accomplishing.PERFORM'ING, n. Act done; deed; act of ...

40314

perfumatory
PERFU'MATORY, a. [from perfume.] That perfumes.

40315

perfume
PERFU'ME, n. [L. per and fumus, smoke, or fumo, to fumigate.]1. A substance that emits a scent or ...

40316

perfumed
PERFU'MED, pp. Scented; impregnated with fragrant odors.

40317

perfumer
PERFU'MER, n. He or that which perfumes.1. One whose trade is to see perfumes.

40318

perfumery
PERFU'MERY, n. Perfumes in general.

40319

perfuming
PERFU'MING, ppr. Scenting; impregnating with sweet odors.

40320

perfunctorily
PERFUNC'TORILY, adv. [L. perfunctorie, from perfungor; per and fungor, to do or execute.] ...

40321

perfunctoriness
PERFUNC'TORINESS, n. Negligent performance; carelessness.

40322

perfunctory
PERFUNC'TORY, a. [supra.] Slight; careless; negligent.1. Done only for the sake of getting rid of ...

40323

perfuse
PERFU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. perfusus, perfundo; per and fundo,to pour.] To sprinkle, pour or spread ...

40324

pergola
PER'GOLA, n. A kind of arbor.

40325

perhaps
PERHAPS', adv. [per and hap. See Happen.] By chance; it may be. Perhaps her love, perhaps her ...

40326

periagua
PERIAGUA [See Pirogue.]

40327

perianth
PER'IANTH, n. [Gr. about, and flower.] The calyx of a flower when contiguous to the other parts of ...

40328

periapt
PER'IAPT, n. [Gr. to fit or tie to.] An amulet; a charm worn to defend against disease or ...

40329

periauger
PERIAUGER

40330

pericardium
PERICARD'IUM, n. [Gr. around, and the heart.] A membrane that incloses the heart. It contains a ...

40331

pericarp
PER'ICARP,n. [Gr. about, and fruit.] The seed-vessel of a plant; a general name including the ...

40332

pericranium
PERICRA'NIUM, n. [Gr. about,and the skull.] The periosteum or membrane that invests the skull.

40333

periculous
PERIC'ULOUS, a. [L. periculosus. See Peril.] Dangerous; hazardous.

40334

peridodecahedral
PERIDODECAHE'DRAL, a. [Gr.] Designating a crystal whose primitive form is a four sided prism,and ...

40335

peridot
PER'IDOT, n. Another name of the chrysolite. It may be known by its leek or olive green color of ...

40336

periecian
PERIE'CIAN, n. [Gr.] An inhabitant of the opposite side of the globe,in the same parallel of ...

40337

perigee
PER'IGEE

40338

perigeum
PERIGE'UM, n. [Gr. about, and the earth.] That point in the orbit of the sun or moon in which it ...

40339

perigord-stone
PER'IGORD-STONE, n. An ore of manganese of a dark gray color, like basalt or trap; so called from ...

40340

perigraph
PER'IGRAPH, n. [Gr. about, and a writing.]1. A careless or inaccurate delineation of any thing.2. ...

40341

perigynous
PERIG'YNOUS, a. [Gr. about, and female.] In botany, inserted around the pistil, as the corol or ...

40342

perihelion
PERIHE'LION

40343

perihelium
PERIHE'LIUM, n. [Gr. about, and the sun.] That part of the orbit of a planet or comet, in which it ...

40344

perihexahedral
PERIHEXAHE'DRAL, a. [Gr.] Designating a crystal whose primitive form is a four sided prism, and in ...

40345

peril
PER'IL, n. [L. periculum, from Gr. to try, to attempt, that is, to strain; an attempt, danger, ...

40346

perilous
PER'ILOUS, a. Dangerous; hazardous; full of risk; as a perilous undertaking; a perilous ...

40347

perilously
PER'ILOUSLY, adv. Dangerously; with hazard.

40348

perilousness
PER'ILOUSNESS, n. Dangerousness; danger; hazard.

40349

perimeter
PERIM'ETER, n. [Gr. about, and measure.] In geometry, the bounds and limits of a body or figure. ...

40350

perioctahedral
PERIOCTAHE'DRAL, a. [Gr. octahedral.] Designating a crystal whose primitive form is a four sided ...

40351

period
PE'RIOD, n. [L. periodus; Gr. about, and way.]1. Properly, a circuit; hence, the time which is ...

40352

periodic
PERIOD'IC

40353

periodical
PERIOD'ICAL, a. 1. Performed in a circuit, or in a regular revolution in a certain time, or in a ...

40354

periodically
PERIOD'ICALLY, adv. At stated periods; as a festival celebrated periodically.

40355

periosteum
PERIOS'TEUM, n. [Gr. about, and bone.] A nervous vascular membrane endued with quick sensibility, ...

40356

peripatetic
PERIPATET'IC, a. [Gr. to walk about.] Pertaining to Aristotle's system of philosophy, or to the ...

40357

peripateticism
PERIPATET'ICISM, n. The notions or philosophical system of Aristotle and his followers.

40358

peripheral
PERIPH'ERAL, a. Peripheric.

40359

peripheric
PERIPHER'IC

40360

peripherical
PERIPHER'ICAL, a. Pertaining to a periphery; constituting a periphery.

40361

periphery
PERIPH'ERY, n. [Gr. around, and to bear.] The circumference of a circle, ellipsis, or other ...

40362

periphrase
PER'IPHRASE, n. s as z. [Gr. about, and to speak.] Circumlocution; a circuit of words; the use of ...

40363

periphrasis
PERIPHRASIS. [See Periphrase.]

40364

periphrastic
PERIPHRAS'TIC

40365

periphrastical
PERIPHRAS'TICAL, a. Circumlocutory; expressing or expressed in more words than are necessary; ...

40366

periphrastically
PERIPHRAS'TICALLY, adv. With circumlocution.

40367

periplus
PER'IPLUS, n. [Gr. about, and to sail.] Circumnavigation; a voyage round a certain sea or sea ...

40368

peripneumonic
PERIPNEUMON'IC, a. Pertaining to peripneumony; consisting in an inflammation of the lungs.

40369

peripneumony
PERIPNEU'MONY, n. [Gr. about, and the lungs.] An inflammation of the lungs, or of some part of the ...

40370

peripolygonal
PERIPOLYG'ONAL, a. [Gr. polygon.] In crystalography, having a great number of sides.

40371

periscian
PERIS'CIAN, n. [Gr. around, and shadow.] An inhabitant of a frigid zone or within a polar circle, ...

40372

perish
PER'ISH, v.i.[L. pereo, supposed to be compounded of per and eo, to go; literally, to depart ...

40373

perishable
PER'ISHABLE, a. Liable to perish; subject to decay and destruction. The bodies of animals and ...

40374

perishableness
PER'ISHABLENESS, n. Liableness to decay or destruction.

40375

perisperm
PER'ISPERM, n. [Gr. around, and seed.] A thick, farinaceous, fleshy, horny or woody part of the ...

40376

perispheric
PERISPHER'IC, a. [Gr.] Globular; having the form of a ball.

40377

perissological
PERISSOLOG'ICAL, a. Redundant in words.

40378

perissology
PERISSOL'OGY, n. [Gr. redundant,and discourse.] Superfluous words; much talk to little purpose. ...

40379

peristaltic
PERISTAL'TIC, a. [Gr. to involve.] Spiral; vermicular or worm-like. The peristaltic motion of the ...

40380

peristerion
PERISTE'RION, n. [Gr.] The herb vervain.

40381

peristyle
PER'ISTYLE, n. [Gr. about, and a column.] A circular range of columns, or a building encompassed ...

40382

perisystole
PERISYSTOLE, n. perisys'toly. [Gr. about, and contraction.] The pause or interval between the ...

40383

perite
PERI'TE, a. [L. peritus.] Skillful. [Little used.]

40384

peritoneal
PERITO'NEAL, a. Pertaining to the peritoneum.

40385

peritoneum
PERITONE'UM, n. [Gr. about, and to stretch.] A thin, smooth, lubricous membrane investing the ...

40386

periwig
PER'IWIG, n. A small wig; a kind of close cap formed by an intertexture of false hair, worn by men ...

40387

periwinkle
PER'IWINKLE, n. [L. vinca.]1. A sea snail, or small shell fish.2. A plant of the genus Vinca.

40388

perjure
PERJURE, v.t. per'jur. [L. perjuro; per and juro, to swear; that is, to swear aside or beyond.] ...

40389

perjured
PER'JURED, pp. Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely.

40390

perjurer
PER'JURER, n. One that willfully takes a false oath lawfully administered.

40391

perjuring
PER'JURING, ppr. Taking a false oath lawfully administered.

40392

perjurious
PERJU'RIOUS, a. Guilty of perjury; containing perjury.

40393

perjury
PER'JURY, n. [L. perjurium.] The act or crime of willfully making a false oath, when lawfully ...

40394

perk
PERK, a. Properly, erect; hence, smart; trim.PERK, v.i. To hold up the head with affected ...

40395

perkin
PERK'IN, n. Cyderkin; a kind of cyder made by steeping the murk in water.Perlate acid, the ...

40396

perlexity
PERLEX'ITY, n. Intricacy; entanglement. The jury were embarrassed by the perplexity of the case.1. ...

40397

perlous
PER'LOUS, for perilous, is not used.

40398

perlustration
PERLUSTRA'TION, n. [L. perlustro; per and lustro, to survey.]The act of viewing all over.

40399

permagy
PER'MAGY n. A little Turkish boat.

40400

permanence
PER'MANENCE

40401

permanency
PER'MANENCY, n. [See Permanent.] Continuance in the same state, or without a change that destroys ...

40402

permanent
PER'MANENT, a. [L.permanens, permaneo,per and maneo, to remain.]Durable; lasting; continuing in the ...

40403

permanently
PER'MANENTLY, adv. With long continuance; durably; in a fixed state or place; as a government ...

40404

permansion
PERMAN'SION, n. [L. permansio.] Continuance. [Not used.]

40405

permeability
PERMEABIL'ITY, n. [infra.] The quality or state of being permeable.

40406

permeable
PER'MEABLE, a. [L.permeo; per and meo, to pass or glide.]That may be passed through without rupture ...

40407

permeant
PER'MEANT, a. [supra.] Passing through. [Not used.]

40408

permeate
PER'MEATE, v.t. [L.permeo; per and meo, to glide, flow, or pass.]To pass through the pores or ...

40409

permeated
PER'MEATED, pp. Passed through, as by a fluid.

40410

permeating
PER'MEATING, ppr. Passing through the pores or interstices of a substance.

40411

permeation
PERMEA'TION, n. The act of passing through the pores or interstices of a body.

40412

permiscible
PERMIS'CIBLE, a. [L. permisceo; per and misceo, to mix.]That may be mixed. [Little used.]

40413

permissible
PERMIS'SIBLE, a. [See Permit.] That may be permitted or allowed.

40414

permission
PERMIS'SION, n. [L.permissio, from permitto, to permit.]1. The act of permitting or allowing.2. ...

40415

permissive
PERMIS'SIVE, a. Granting liberty; allowing.1. Granted; suffered without hinderance. Thus I ...

40416

permissively
PERMIS'SIVELY, adv. By allowance; without prohibition or hinderance.

40417

permistion
PERMIS'TION

40418

permit
PERMIT', v.t. [L. permitto; per and mitto, to send.]1. To allow; to grant leave or liberty to by ...

40419

permittance
PERMIT'TANCE, n. Allowance; forbearance of prohibition; permission.

40420

permixtion
PERMIX'TION, n. [L. permistio, permixtio.] The act of mixing; the state of being mingled.

40421

permutation
PERMUTA'TION, n. [L. permutatio,permuto; per and muto, to change.]1. In commerce, exchange of one ...

40422

permute
PERMU'TE, v.t. [L.permuto; per and muto, to change.]To exchange; to barter. [Not used.]

40423

permuter
PERMU'TER, n. One that exchanges. [Not used.]

40424

pernancy
PER'NANCY, n. A taking or reception, as the receiving of rents or tithes in kind.

40425

pernicious
PERNI'CIOUS, a. [L. perniciosus, from pernicies; perneco, to kill; per and nex, necis,death.]1. ...

40426

perniciously
PERNI'CIOUSLY, adv. Destructively; with ruinous tendency or effects.

40427

perniciousness
PERNI'CIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being very injurious, mischievous or destructive.

40428

pernicity
PERNIC'ITY, n. [L. pernicitas, from pernix.]Swiftness of motion; celerity. [Little used.]

40429

pernoctation
PERNOCTA'TION, n. [L. pernocto; per and nox, night.]The act of passing the whole night; a remaining ...

40430

perogue
PEROGUE. [See Pirogue.]

40431

peroration
PERORA'TION, n. [L. peroratio, from peroro; per and oro, to pray.]The concluding part of an ...

40432

peroxyd
PEROX'YD, n. [per and oxyd.] A substance containing an unusual quantity of oxygen.

40433

peroxydize
PEROX'YDIZE, v.t. To oxydize to the utmost degree.

40434

perpend
PERPEND', v.t. [L. perpendo; per and pendo, to weigh.]To weigh in the mind; to consider ...

40435

perpender
PERPEND'ER, n. A coping stone.

40436

perpendicle
PERPEND'ICLE, n. [L. perpendiculum.]Something hanging down in a direct line; a plumb line.

40437

perpendicular
PERPENDIC'ULAR, a. [L. perpendicularis, from perpendiculum, a plumb line; perpendeo; per and ...

40438

perpendicularity
PERPENDICULAR'ITY, n. The state of being perpendicular.

40439

perpendicularly
PERPENDIC'ULARLY, adv. In a manner to fall on another line at right angles.1. So as to fall on ...

40440

perpension
PERPEN'SION, n. [L. perpendo.] Consideration. [Not used.]

40441

perpession
PERPES'SION, n. [L.perpessio,perpetior, to suffer; per and patior.]Suffering; endurance. [Not ...

40442

perpetrate
PER'PETRATE, v.t. [L. perpetro; per and patro, to go through, to finish.] To do; to commit; to ...

40443

perpetrated
PER'PETRATED, pp. Done; committed; as an evil act.

40444

perpetrating
PER'PETRATING, ppr. Committing; as a crime or evil act.

40445

perpetration
PERPETRA'TION, n. The act of committing a crime.1. An evil action.

40446

perpetrator
PER'PETRATOR, n. One that commits a crime.

40447

perpetual
PERPET'UAL, a. [L. perpetuus, from perpes, perpetis; per and pes, from a root signifying to ...

40448

perpetually
PERPET'UALLY, adv. Constantly; continually; applied to things which proceed without intermission, ...

40449

perpetuate
PERPET'UATE, v.t. [L. perpetuo.] To make perpetual; to eternize.1. To cause to endure or to be ...

40450

perpetuated
PERPET'UATED, pp. Made perpetual; continued through eternity, or for an indefinite time.

40451

perpetuating
PERPET'UATING, ppr. Continuing forever or indefinitely.

40452

perpetuation
PERPETUA'TION, n. The act of making perpetual, or of preserving from extinction or oblivion ...

40453

perpetuity
PERPETU'ITY, n. [L.perpetuitas.] Endless duration; continuance to eternity.1. Continued ...

40454

perphosphate
PERPHOS'PHATE, n. A phosphate in which the phosphoric acid is combined with an oxyd at the maximum ...

40455

perplex
PERPLEX', v.t. [L. perplexus, perplexor; per and plector, to twist; L. plico, to fold.]1. To make ...

40456

perplexed
PERPLEX'ED, pp. Made intricate; embarrassed; puzzled.

40457

perplexedly
PERPLEX'EDLY, adv. Intricately; with involution.

40458

perplexedness
PERPLEX'EDNESS, n. Intricacy; difficulty from want of order or precision.1. Embarrassment of mind ...

40459

perquadrisulphate
PERQUADRISUL'PHATE, n. A sulphate with four proportions of sulphuric acid combined with a maximum ...

40460

perquisite
PER'QUISITE, n. s as z. [L.perquisitus, perquiro; per and quoero, to seek.] A fee or pecuniary ...

40461

perquisited
PER'QUISITED, a. Supplied with perquisites. [A bad word and not used.]

40462

perquisition
PERQUISI'TION, n. s as z. [L. perquisitus.] An accurate inquiry or search.

40463

perroquet
PERROQUET', n. A species of parrot; also, the Alca Psittacula, an aquatic fowl inhabiting the ...

40464

perry
PER'RY, n. The juice of pears, which being clarified by fermentation, is a pleasant drink.

40465

perscrutation
PERSCRUTA'TION, n. [L. perscrutatio, perscrutor.]A searching thoroughly; minute search or inquiry.

40466

persecute
PER'SECUTE, v.t. [L. persequor; per and sequor, to pursue. See Seek and Essay.]1. In a general ...

40467

persecuted
PER'SECUTED, pp. Harassed by troubles or punishments unjustly inflicted, particularly for ...

40468

persecuting
PER'SECUTING, ppr. Pursuing with enmity or vengeance, particularly for adhering to a particular ...

40469

persecution
PERSECU'TION, n. The act or practice of persecuting; the infliction of pain, punishment or death ...

40470

persecutor
PER'SECUTOR, n. One that persecutes; one that pursues another unjustly and vexatiously, ...

40471

perseverance
PERSEVE'RANCE, n. [L. perseverantia. See Persevere.]1. Persistence in any thing undertaken; ...

40472

perseverant
PERSEVE'RANT, a. Constant in pursuit of an undertaking. [Not used.]

40473

persevere
PERSEVE'RE, v.i. [L.persevero. The last component part of this word, severo,must be the same as in ...

40474

persevering
PERSEVE'RING, ppr. Persisting in any business or course begun.1. a. Constant in the execution of ...

40475

perseveringly
PERSEVE'RINGLY, adv. With perseverance or continued pursuit of what is undertaken.

40476

persiflage
PER'SIFLAGE, n. [L. sibilo, to hiss.] A jeering; ridicule.

40477

persimmon
PERSIM'MON, n. A tree and its fruit, a species of Diospyros, a native of the states south of New ...

40478

persist
PERSIST', v.i. [L. persisto; per and sisto, to stand or be fixed.]To continue steadily and firmly ...

40479

persistence
PERSIST'ENCE, n. The state of persisting; steady pursuit of what is undertaken; perseverance in a ...

40480

persistent
PERSIST'ENT

40481

persisting
PERSIST'ING, a. In botany, continuing without withering; opposed to marcescent; as a persisting ...

40482

persistive
PERSIST'IVE, a. Steady in pursuit; not receding from a purpose or undertaking; persevering.

40483

person
PERSON, n. per'sn. [L. persona; said to be compounded of per, through or by, and sonus, sound; a ...

40484

personable
PER'SONABLE, a. Having a well formed body or person; graceful; of good appearance; as a personable ...

40485

personage
PER'SONAGE, n. A man or woman of distinction; as an illustrious personage.1. Exterior appearance; ...

40486

personal
PER'SONAL, a. [L. personalis.] Belonging to men or women, not to things; not real. Every man so ...

40487

personality
PERSONAL'ITY, n. That which constitutes an individual a distinct person, or that which constitutes ...

40488

personally
PER'SONALLY, adv. In person; by bodily presence; not by representative or substitute; as, to be ...

40489

personate
PER'SONATE, v.t. To represent by a fictitious or assumed character so as to pass for the person ...

40490

personation
PERSONA'TION, n. The counterfeiting of the person and character of another.

40491

personator
PER'SONATOR, n. One who assumes the character of another.1. One that acts or performs.

40492

personification
PERSONIFICA'TION, n. [from personify.] The giving to an inanimate being the figure or the ...

40493

personified
PERSON'IFIED, pp. Represented with the attributes of a person.

40494

personify
PERSON'IFY, v.t. [L. persona and facio.] To give animation to inanimate objects; to ascribe to an ...

40495

personifying
PERSON'IFYING, ppr. Giving to an inanimate being the attributes of a person.

40496

personize
PER'SONIZE, v.t. To personify. [Not much used.]

40497

perspective
PERSPEC'TIVE, a. [infra.] Pertaining to the science of optics; optical.1. Pertaining to the art ...

40498

perspectively
PERSPEC'TIVELY, adv. Optically; through a glass; by representation.

40499

perspicable
PER'SPICABLE, a. Discernible.

40500

perspicacious
PERSPICA'CIOUS, a. [L. perspicax, from perspicio.]1. Quick sighted; sharp of sight.2. Of acute ...

40501

perspicaciousness
PERSPICA'CIOUSNESS, n. Acuteness of sight.

40502

perspicacity
PERSPICAC'ITY, n. [L. perspicacitas.]1. Acuteness of sight; quickness of sight.2. Acuteness of ...

40503

perspicacy
PER'SPICACY, n. Acuteness of sight or discernment.

40504

perspicil
PER'SPICIL, n. [L.per and speculum, a glass.]An optic glass. [Little used.]

40505

perspicuity
PERSPICU'ITY, n. [L. perspicuitas, from perspicio.]1. Transparency; clearness; that quality of a ...

40506

perspicuous
PERSPIC'UOUS, a. [L.perspicuus.] Transparent; translucent. [Little used.]1. Clear to the ...

40507

perspicuously
PERSPIC'UOUSLY, adv. Clearly; plainly; in a manner to be easily understood.

40508

perspicuousness
PERSPIC'UOUSNESS, n. Clearness to intellectual vision; plainness; freedom from obscurity.[We ...

40509

perspirability
PERSPIRABIL'ITY, n. [from perspirable.]The quality of being perspirable.

40510

perspirable
PER'SPIRABLE, a. [from L. perspiro. See Perspire.]1. That may be perspired; that may be evacuated ...

40511

perspiration
PERSPIRA'TION, n. [L. perspiro. See Perspire.]1. The act of perspiring; excretion by the ...

40512

perspirative
PER'SPIRATIVE, a. Performing the act of perspiration.

40513

perspiratory
PER'SPIRATORY, a. Perspirative.

40514

perspire
PERSPI'RE, v.i. [L. per and spiro, to breathe.]1. To evacuate the fluids of the body through the ...

40515

perstringe
PERSTRINGE, v.t. perstrinj'. [L. perstringo; per and stringo, to graze or brush.] To graze; to ...

40516

persuadable
PERSUA'DABLE, a. [See Persuade.] That may be persuaded.

40517

persuadably
PERSUA'DABLY, adv. So as to be persuaded.

40518

persuade
PERSUA'DE, v.t. [L. persuadeo; per and suadeo, to urge or incite.]1. To influence by argument, ...

40519

persuaded
PERSUA'DED, pp. Influenced or drawn to an opinion or determination by argument, advice or reasons ...

40520

persuader
PERSUA'DER, n. One that persuades or influences another.1. That which incites. Hunger and thirst ...

40521

persuading
PERSUA'DING, ppr. Influencing by motives presented.

40522

persuasibility
PERSUASIBIL'ITY, n. Capability of being persuaded.

40523

persuasible
PERSUA'SIBLE, a. [L. persuasibilis.] That may be persuaded or influenced by reasons offered.

40524

persuasibleness
PERSUA'SIBLENESS, n. The quality of being influenced by persuasion.

40525

persuasion
PERSUA'SION, n. s as z. [L. persuasio.]1. The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind ...

40526

persuasive
PERSUA'SIVE, a. Having the power of persuading; influencing the mind or passions; as persuasive ...

40527

persuasively
PERSUA'SIVELY, adv. In such a manner as to persuade or convince.

40528

persuasiveness
PERSUA'SIVENESS, n. The quality of having influence on the mind or passions.

40529

persuasory
PERSUA'SORY, a. Having the power or tendency to persuade.

40530

persulphate
PERSUL'PHATE, n. A combination of sulphuric acid with the peroxyd of iron.

40531

pert
PERT, a.1. Lively; brisk; smart. Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth. On the lawny sands and ...

40532

pertain
PERTA'IN, v.i. [L. pertineo, per and tenco, to hold.]1. To belong; to be the property, right or ...

40533

perterebration
PERTEREBRA'TION, n. [L. per and terebratio.] The act of boring through.

40534

perterer
PERT'ERER, n. One that troubles or harasses with vexation.

40535

pertilence
PERT'ILENCE, n. [L. pestilentia, from pestilens; pestis,plague.]1. Plague, appropriately so ...

40536

pertinacious
PERTINA'CIOUS, a. [L.pertinax; per and teneo, to hold.]1. Holding or adhering to any opinion, ...

40537

pertinaciously
PERTINA'CIOUSLY, adv. Obstinately; with firm or perverse adherence to opinion or purpose. He ...

40538

pertinaciousness
PERTINA'CIOUSNESS

40539

pertinacity
PERTINAC'ITY, n. [L. pertinacia.] Firm or unyielding adherence to opinion or purpose; obstinacy. ...

40540

pertinacy
PER'TINACY, n. [supra.] Obstinacy; stubbornness; persistency; resolution; steadiness. [Little ...

40541

pertinence
PER'TINENCE

40542

pertinency
PER'TINENCY, n. [L. pertinens,pertineo; per and teneo, to hold.]Justness of relation to the subject ...

40543

pertinent
PER'TINENT, a. [L. pertinens.] Related to the subject or matter in hand; just to the purpose; ...

40544

pertinently
PER'TINENTLY, adv. Appositely; to the purpose. He answered pertinently.

40545

pertinentness
PER'TINENTNESS, n. Appositeness.

40546

pertingent
PERTIN'GENT, a. [L. pertingens.] Reaching to.

40547

pertly
PERT'LY, adv. Briskly; smartly; with prompt boldness.1. Saucily; with indecorous confidence or ...

40548

pertness
PERT'NESS, n. Briskness; smartness.1. Sauciness; forward promptness or boldness; implying less ...

40549

perturb
PERTURB'

40550

perturbate
PER'TURBATE, v.t. [L. perturbo; per and turbo, properly to turn, or to stir by turning.]1. To ...

40551

perturbation
PERTURBA'TION, n. [L. perturbatio.]1. Disquiet or agitation of mind.2. Restlessness of passions; ...

40552

perturbator
PERTURBA'TOR

40553

perturbed
PERTURB'ED, pp. Disturbed; agitated; disquieted. Rest, rest, perturbed spirit.

40554

perturber
PERTURB'ER, n. One that disturbs or raises commotion. [Little used.]

40555

pertuse
PERTU'SE

40556

pertused
PERTU'SED, a. [L. pertusus, pertundo; per and tundo, to beat.]1. Punched; pierced with holes.2. ...

40557

pertusion
PERTU'SION, n. s as z. [L. pertusus, pertundo.]1. The act of punching, piercing or thrusting ...

40558

peruke
PERU'KE, n. An artificial cap of hair; a periwig.

40559

peruke-maker
PERU'KE-MAKER, n. A maker of perukes; a wig-maker.

40560

peruriousness
PERU'RIOUSNESS, n. Parsimony; a sordid disposition to save money.1. Scantiness; not plenty.

40561

perusal
PERU'SAL, n. s as z. [from peruse.] The act of reading. This treatise requires application in the ...

40562

peruse
PERU'SE, v.t. s as z. [Some of the senses of this word would lead to the inference that it is from ...

40563

perused
PERU'SED, pp. Read; observed; examined.

40564

peruser
PERU'SER, n. One that reads or examines.

40565

perusing
PERU'SING, ppr. Reading; examining.

40566

peruvian
PERU'VIAN, a. Pertaining to Peru, in South America.Peruvian bark, the bark of the Cinchona, a tree ...

40567

pervade
PERVA'DE, v.t. [L. pervado; per and vado,to go; Eng. to wade.]1. To pass through an aperture,pore ...

40568

pervaded
PERVA'DED, pp. Passed through; permeated; penetrated in every part.

40569

pervading
PERVA'DING, ppr. Passing through or extending to every part of a thing.

40570

pervasion
PERVA'SION, n. s as z. The act of pervading or passing through the whole extent of a thing.

40571

perverse
PERVERSE, a. pervers'. [L. perversus. See Pervert.]1. Literally, turned aside; hence, distorted ...

40572

perversely
PERVERSELY, adv. pervers'ly. With intent to vex; crossly; peevishly; obstinately in the wrong.

40573

perverseness
PERVERSENESS, n. pervers'ness. Disposition to cross or vex; untractableness; crossness of temper; ...

40574

perversion
PERVER'SION, n. [L. perversus.] The act of perverting; a turning from truth or propriety; a ...

40575

perversity
PERVERS'ITY, n. Perverseness; crossness; disposition to thwart or cross.

40576

perversive
PERVERS'IVE, a. Tending to pervert or corrupt.

40577

pervert
PERVERT', v.t. [L. perverto; per and verto, to turn.]1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its ...

40578

perverted
PERVERT'ED, pp. Turned from right to wrong; distorted; corrupted; misinterpreted; misemployed.

40579

perverter
PERVERT'ER, n. One that perverts or turns from right to wrong; one that distorts, misinterprets or ...

40580

pervertible
PERVERT'IBLE, a. That may be perverted.

40581

perverting
PERVERT'ING, ppr. Turning from right to wrong; distorting; misinterpreting; misapplying; ...

40582

pervestigate
PERVES'TIGATE, v.t. [L. pervestigo; per and vestigo, to trace; vestigium, a track.] To find out by ...

40583

pervestigation
PERVESTIGA'TION, n. Diligent inquiry; thorough research.

40584

pervicacious
PERVICA'CIOUS, a. [L. pervicax; composed perhaps of per and Teutonic wigan, to strive or ...

40585

pervicaciously
PERVICA'CIOUSLY, adv. With willful obstinacy.

40586

pervicaciousness
PERVICA'CIOUSNESS

40587

pervicacity
PERVICAC'ITY , n. Stubbornness; willful obstinacy. [Little used.]

40588

pervious
PER'VIOUS, a. [L. pervius; per and via, way, or from the root of that word.]1. Admitting passage; ...

40589

perviousness
PER'VIOUSNESS, n. The quality of admitting passage or of being penetrated; as the perviousness of ...

40590

pesade
PESA'DE, n. The motion of a horse when he raises his fore quarters, keeping his hind feet on the ...

40591

peso
PE'SO, n. [supra.] A Spanish coin weighing an ounce; a piaster; a piece of eight.

40592

pessary
PES'SARY, n. [L. pessus.] A solid substance composed of wool, lint or linen, mixed with powder, ...

40593

pest
PEST, n. [L. pestis; Heb. to be fetid.]1. Plague; pestilence; a fatal epidemic disease. Let fierce ...

40594

pester
PEST'ER, v.t. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with little vexations. We are pestered ...

40595

pestered
PEST'ERED, pp. Troubled; disturbed; annoyed.

40596

pestering
PEST'ERING, ppr. Troubling; disturbing.

40597

pesterous
PEST'EROUS, a. Encumbering; burdensome. [Little used.]

40598

pesthouse
PEST'HOUSE, n. A house or hospital for persons infected with any contagious and mortal disease.

40599

pestiferous
PESTIF'EROUS, a. [L. pestis, plague, and fero, to produce.]1. Pestilential; noxious to health; ...

40600

pestilent
PEST'ILENT, a. [L. pestilens, from pestis, plague.]1. Producing the plague, or other malignant, ...

40601

pestilential
PESTILEN'TIAL, a. Partaking of the nature of the plague or other infectious disease; as a ...

40602

pestilently
PEST'ILENTLY, adv. Mischievously; destructively.

40603

pestillation
PESTILLA'TION, n. [from L. pistillum; Eng. pestle.]The act of pounding and bruising in a mortar. ...

40604

pestle
PESTLE, n. pes'l. [L. pistillum, and probably pinso, for piso, to pound or beat.] An instrument ...

40605

pet
PET, n. [This word may be contracted from petulant, or belong to the root of that word. Peevish, ...

40606

petal
PE'TAL, n. [Gr. to expand; L. pateo.] In botany, a flower leaf. In flowers of one petal, the corol ...

40607

petal-shaped
PET'AL-SHAPED, a Having the shape of a petal.

40608

petaled
PET'ALED

40609

petaline
PET'ALINE, a. Pertaining to a petal; attached to a petal; as a petaline nectary.

40610

petalism
PET'ALISM, n. [Gr. See Petal.] A form of sentence among the ancient Syracusans,by which they ...

40611

petalite
PET'ALITE, n. [Gr. a leaf.] A rare mineral occurring in masses, having a foliated structure; its ...

40612

petaloid
PET'ALOID, a. [petal and Gr. form.] Having the form of petals.

40613

petalous
PET'ALOUS, a. Having petals; as a petaled flower; opposed to apetalous. This word is much used in ...

40614

petard
PET`ARD, n. An engine of war made of metal, nearly in the shape of a hat, to be loaded with powder ...

40615

petechiae
PETE'CHIAE, n. Purple spots which appear on the skin in malignant fevers.

40616

petechial
PETE'CHIAL, a. Spotted. A petechial fever is a malignant fever accompanied with purple spots on ...

40617

petency
COMPETENCE,PETENCY, n.1. Sufficiency; such a quantity as is sufficient; property or means of ...

40618

peter
PETER

40619

peterel
PET'EREL

40620

peterpence
PE'TERPENCE,n. A tax or tribute formerly paid by the English people to the pope; being a penny for ...

40621

peterwort
PE'TERWORT, n. A plant.

40622

petiolar
PET'IOLAR

40623

petiolary
PET'IOLARY, a. Pertaining to a petiole, or proceeding from it; as a petiolar tendril.1. Formed ...

40624

petiolate
PET'IOLATE

40625

petiole
PET'IOLE, n. [L. petiolus, probably a diminutive from pes, pedis.]In botany, a leaf-stalk; the ...

40626

petioled
PET'IOLED, a. Growing on a petiole; as a petiolate leaf.

40627

petit
PETIT, a. pet'ty. Small; little; mean.This word petit is now generally written petty.Petit ...

40628

petit-maitre
PETIT-MAITRE, n. pet'ty-maitre. A spruce fellow that dangles about females; a fop; a coxcomb.

40629

petition
PETI'TION, n. [L. petitio, from peto, to ask, properly to urge or press.]1. In a general sense, a ...

40630

petitionarily
PETI'TIONARILY, adv. By way of begging the question.

40631

petitionary
PETI'TIONARY, a. Supplicatory; coming with a petition. Pardon thy petitionary countrymen.1. ...

40632

petitioner
PETI'TIONER, n. One that presents a petition, either verbal or written.

40633

petitioning
PETI'TIONING, ppr. Asking as a favor, grant, right or mercy; supplicating.PETI'TIONING, n. The act ...

40634

petitory
PET'ITORY, a. Petitioning; soliciting. [Not used.]

40635

petong
PETONG', n. The Chinese name of a species of copper of a white color. It is sometimes confounded ...

40636

petre
PETRE, [See Saltpeter.]

40637

petrean
PETRE'AN, a. [L.petra, a rock.] Pertaining to rock or stone.

40638

petrel
PET'REL, n. An aquatic fowl of the genus Procellaria.

40639

petrescence
PETRES'CENCE, n. The process of changing into stone.

40640

petrescent
PETRES'CENT, a. [Gr. a stone; L. petra.]Converting into stone; changing into stony hardness.

40641

petrifaction
PETRIFAC'TION,n. [See Petrify.] The process of changing into stone; the conversion of wood or any ...

40642

petrifactive
PETRIFAC'TIVE, a. Pertaining to petrifaction.1. Having power to convert vegetable or animal ...

40643

petrific
PETRIF'IC, a. Having power to convert into stone. The cold, dry, petrific mace of a false and ...

40644

petrificate
PET'RIFICATE, v.t. To petrify. [Not used.]

40645

petrification
PETRIFICA'TION, n. The process of petrifying.1. That which is petrified; a petrifaction.[The ...

40646

petrified
PET'RIFIED, pp. Changed into stone.1. Fixed in amazement.

40647

petrify
PET'RIFY, v.t. [L. petra; Gr. a stone or rock, and facio, to make.]1. To convert to stone or stony ...

40648

petrifying
PET'RIFYING, ppr. Converting into stone; as petrifying operation.

40649

petrol
PE'TROL

40650

petroleum
PETRO'LEUM, n. [Gr. a stone, and oil; quasi petrolaion.]Rock oil, a liquid inflammable substance or ...

40651

petronel
PET'RONEL, n. A horseman's pistol.

40652

petrosilex
PET'ROSILEX, n. [L. petra, Gr. a stone, and silex, flint.]Rock stone; rock flint, or compact ...

40653

petrosilicious
PETROSILI'CIOUS, a. Consisting of petrosilex; as petrosilicious breccias.

40654

petrous
PE'TROUS, a. [L. petra, a stone.] Like stone; hard; stony.

40655

petticoat
PET'TICOAT, n. A garment worn by females and covering the lower limbs.

40656

pettifog
PET'TIFOG, v.i. [L. voco, like advocate.]To do small business; as a lawyer. [Vulgar.]

40657

pettifogger
PET'TIFOGGER, n. An inferior attorney or lawyer who is employed in small or mean business.

40658

pettifoggery
PET'TIFOGGERY, n. The practice of a pettifogger; tricks; quibbles.

40659

pettiness
PET'TINESS, n. [from petty.] Smallness; littleness.

40660

pettish
PET'TISH, a. [from pet.] Fretful; peevish; subject to freaks of ill temper.

40661

pettishly
PET'TISHLY, adv. In a pet; with a freak of ill temper.

40662

pettishness
PET'TISHNESS, a. Fretfulness; petulance; peevishness.

40663

pettitoes
PET'TITOES, n. [petty and toes.] The toes or feet of a pig; sometimes used for the human feet in ...

40664

petto
PET'TO, n. [L. pectus, the breast.]The breast; hence, in petto, in secrecy; in reserve.

40665

petty
PET'TY, a. Small; little; trifling; inconsiderable; as a petty trespass; a petty crime.1. ...

40666

pettychaps
PET'TYCHAPS, n. A small bird of the genus Motacilla, called also beambird; found in the north of ...

40667

pettycoy
PET'TYCOY, n. An herb.

40668

petulanceulancy
PET'ULANCE'ULANCY, n. [L. petulantia.] Freakish passion; peevishness; pettishness; sauciness. ...

40669

petulant
PET'ULANT, a. [L. petulans.] Saucy; pert or forward with fretfulness or sourness of temper; as a ...

40670

petulantly
PET'ULANTLY, adv. With petulance; with saucy pertness.

40671

petunse
PETUNSE

40672

petuntse
PETUNTSE

40673

petuntze
PETUNTZE, n. petuns'. Porcelain clay so called, used by the Chinese in the manufacture of ...

40674

pew
PEW, n. [L. podium.] An inclosed seat in a church. Pews were formerly made square; in modern ...

40675

pew-fellow
PEW'-FELLOW, n. A companion.

40676

pewet
PE'WET, n. An aquatic fowl, the sea crow or mire crow, of the genus Larus.1. The lapwing.

40677

pewter
PEW'TER, n.1. A composition or factitious metal, consisting of tin and lead, or tin, lead and ...

40678

pewterer
PEW'TERER, n. One whose occupation is to make vessels and utensils of pewter.

40679

phaeton
PHA'ETON, n. [Gr. to shine.]1. In mythology, the son of Phoebus and Clymene, or of Cephalus and ...

40680

phagedenic
PHAGEDEN'IC, a. [Gr. to eat.] Eating or corroding flesh; as a phagedenic ulcer or ...

40681

phalangious
PHALAN'GIOUS, a. [Gr. a kind of spider.] Pertaining to the genus of spiders denominated ...

40682

phalangite
PHAL'ANGITE, n. [Gr. a legionary soldier.] A soldier belonging to a phalanx.

40683

phalanx
PHAL'ANX, n. In Grecian antiquity, a square battalion or body of soldiers, formed in ranks and ...

40684

phalarope
PHAL'AROPE, n. The name of several species of water fowls inhabiting the northern latitudes of ...

40685

phantasm
PHAN'TASM, n. [Gr. to show, to shine, to appear.]That which appears to the mind; the image of an ...

40686

phantastic
PHANTAS'TIC

40687

phantasy
PHAN'TASY, [See Fantastic and Fancy.]

40688

phantom
PHAN'TOM, n. [L.phantasma.]1. Something that appears; an apparition; a specter. Strange phantoms ...

40689

pharaon
PHA'RAON, n. The name of a game of chance.

40690

pharaonic
PHARAON'IC, a. Pertaining to the Pharaohs or kings of Egypt, or to the old Egyptians.

40691

pharisaicalness
PHARISA'ICALNESS, n. Devotion to external rites and ceremonies; external show of religion without ...

40692

pharisaicical
PHARISA'IC'ICAL, a. [from Pharisee.] Pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees, a sect ...

40693

pharisaism
PHAR'ISAISM, n. The notions, doctrines and conduct of the Pharisees, as a sect.1. Rigid ...

40694

pharisean
PHARISE'AN, a. Following the practice of the Pharisees.

40695

pharisee
PHAR'ISEE, n. [Heb. to separate.] One of a sect among the Jews, whose religion consisted in a ...

40696

pharmaceutic
PHARMACEU'TIC

40697

pharmaceutical
PHARMACEU'TICAL, a. [Gr. to practice witchcraft or use medicine; poison or medicine.] Pertaining ...

40698

pharmaceutically
PHARMACEU'TICALLY, adv. In the manner of pharmacy.

40699

pharmaceutics
PHARMACEU'TICS, n. The science of preparing and exhibiting medicines.

40700

pharmacolite
PHAR'MACOLITE, n. Arseniate of lime, snow white or milk white, inclining to reddish or yellowish ...

40701

pharmacologist
PHARMACOL'OGIST, n. [Gr.] One that writes on drugs, or the composition and preparation of ...

40702

pharmacology
PHARMACOL'OGY, n. [supra.] The science or knowledge of drugs, or the art of preparing medicines.1. ...

40703

pharmacopaeia
PHARMACOPAE'IA

40704

pharmacopolist
PHARMACOP'OLIST, n. [Gr. to sell.] One that sells medicines; an apothecary.

40705

pharmacopy
PHAR'MACOPY, n. [Gr. to make.] A dispensatory; a book or treatise describing the preparations of ...

40706

pharmacy
PHAR'MACY, n. [Gr. a medicament, whether salutary or poisonous.]The art or practice of preparing, ...

40707

pharos
PHA'ROS, n. [Gr. This word is generally supposed to be taken from the name of a small isle, near ...

40708

pharyngotomy
PHARYNGOT'OMY, n. [Gr. the muscular and glandular bag that leads to the esophagus, and to cut.] ...

40709

phase
PHASE

40710

phasel
PHAS'EL, n. [Gr.] The French bean or kidney bean.

40711

phasis
PHA'SIS, n. plu. phases. [Gr. to shine.]1. In a general sense, an appearance; that which is ...

40712

phasm
PHASM

40713

phasma
PHAS'MA,n. [Gr. supra.] Appearance; fancied apparition; phantom.[Little used.]

40714

phassachate
PHAS'SACHATE, n. The lead colored agate. [See Agate.]

40715

pheasant
PHEASANT, n. phez'ant. [L. phasianus.] A fowl of the genus Phasianus, of beautiful plumage, and ...

40716

pheer
PHEER, n. A companion. [See Peer.]

40717

pheese
PHEESE, v.t. To comb. [See Fease.]

40718

phengite
PHEN'GITE, n. [Gr. to shine.] A beautiful species of alabaster, superior in brightness to most ...

40719

phenicopter
PHEN'ICOPTER, n. [Gr. red winged; red, and wing.]A fowl of the genus Phaenicopterus, the flamingo, ...

40720

phenix
PHE'NIX, n. [L. phoenix, the palm or date tree, and a fowl.]1. The fowl which is said to exist ...

40721

phenogamian
PHENOGAM'IAN, a. [Gr.] In botany, having the essential organs of fructification visible.

40722

phenomenology
PHENOMENOL'OGY, n. [phenomenon and Gr. discourse.] A description or history of phenomena.

40723

phenomenon
PHENOM'ENON, n. plu. phenomena. [Gr. to appear.]In a general sense, an appearance; any thing ...

40724

pheon
PHE'ON, n. In heraldry, the barbed iron head of a dart.

40725

phial
PHI'AL, n. [L. phiala.]1. A glass vessel or bottle; in common usage, a small glass vessel used for ...

40726

philadelphian
PHILADELPH'IAN, a. [Gr.] Pertaining to Philadelphia, or to Ptolemy Philadelphus.PHILADELPH'IAN, n. ...

40727

philanthropic
PHILANTHROP'IC

40728

philanthropical
PHILANTHROP'ICAL, a. [See Philanthropy.] Possessing general benevolence; entertaining good will ...

40729

philanthropist
PHILAN'THROPIST, n. A person of general benevolence; one who loves or wishes well to his fellow ...

40730

philanthropy
PHILAN'THROPY, n. [Gr. to love, a friend, and man.] The love of mankind; benevolence towards the ...

40731

philippic
PHILIP'PIC, n. An oration of Demosthenes, the Grecian orator, against Philip, king of Macedon, in ...

40732

philippize
PHIL'IPPIZE, v.i. To write or utter invective; to declaim against. [Unusual.]1. To side with ...

40733

phillyrea
PHILLYRE'A, n. A genus of plants, Mock privet.

40734

philologer
PHILOL'OGER

40735

philologic
PHILOLOG'IC

40736

philological
PHILOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Philology.] Pertaining to philology, or to the study and knowledge of ...

40737

philologist
PHILOL'OGIST, n. One versed in the history and construction of language. Philologist is generally ...

40738

philologize
PHILOL'OGIZE, v.i. To offer criticisms. [Little used.]

40739

philology
PHILOL'OGY, n. [Gr. to love, a word.]1. Primarily, a love of words, or a desire to know the origin ...

40740

philomath
PHI'LOMATH, n. [Gr. a lover, and to learn.] A lover of learning.

40741

philomathic
PHILOMATH'IC, a. Pertaining to the love of learning.1. Having a love of letters.

40742

philomathy
PHIL'OMATHY, n. The love of learning.

40743

philomel
PHI'LOMEL

40744

philomela
PHILOME'LA, n. [from Philomela, daughter of Pandion, king of Athens, who was changed into a ...

40745

philomot
PHIL'OMOT, a. Of the color of a dead leaf.

40746

philomusical
PHILOMU'SICAL, a. Loving music.

40747

philopolemic
PHILOPOLEM'IC, a. [Gr. a lover, and warlike.]Ruling over opposite or contending natures; an epithet ...

40748

philosophation
PHILOSOPHA'TION, n. Philosophical discussion. [Not used.]

40749

philosopheme
PHILOS'OPHEME, n. [Gr.] Principle of reasoning; a theorem.[Little used.]

40750

philosopher
PHILOS'OPHER, n. [See Philosophy.] A person versed in philosophy, or in the principles of nature ...

40751

philosophic
PHILOSOPH'IC

40752

philosophical
PHILOSOPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to philosophy; as a philosophical experiment or problem.1. ...

40753

philosophically
PHILOSOPH'ICALLY, adv. In a philosophical manner; according to the rules or principles of ...

40754

philosophism
PHILOS'OPHISM, n. [Gr. a lover, and sophism.]1. The love of fallacious arguments or false ...

40755

philosophist
PHILOS'OPHIST, n. A lover of sophistry; one who practices sophistry.

40756

philosophistic
PHILOSOPHIS'TIC

40757

philosophistical
PHILOSOPHIS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to the love or practice of sophistry.

40758

philosophize
PHILOS'OPHIZE, v.i. [from philosophy.] To reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and ...

40759

philosophizing
PHILOS'OPHIZING, ppr. Searching into the reasons of things; assigning reasons for phenomena.

40760

philosophy
PHILOS'OPHY, n. [L. philosophia; Gr. love, to love, and wisdom.]1. Literally, the love of wisdom. ...

40761

philosphate
PHILOS'PHATE, v.i. [L. philosophor, philosophatus.]To play the philosopher; to moralize. [Not ...

40762

philter
PHIL'TER, n. [L. philtra; Gr. to love.]1. A potion intended or adapted to excite love.2. A charm ...

40763

phiz
PHIZ, n. [supposed to be a contraction of physiognomy.]The face or visage; in contempt.

40764

phlebotomist
PHLEBOT'OMIST,n. [See Phlebotomy.]One that opens a vein for letting blood; a blood-letter.

40765

phlebotomize
PHLEBOT'OMIZE, v.t. To let blood from a vein.

40766

phlebotomy
PHLEBOT'OMY, n. [Gr. a vein, and to cut.] The act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood ...

40767

phlegm
PHLEGM

40768

phlegmagogue
PHLEGMAGOGUE, n. phleg'magog. [Gr. phlegm, and to drive.]A term anciently used to denote a medicine ...

40769

phlegmatic
PHLEGMAT'IC, a. [Gr.]1. Abounding in phlegm; as phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution.2. ...

40770

phlegmatically
PHLEGMAT'ICALLY, adv. Coldly; heavily.

40771

phlegmon
PHLEG'MON, n. [Gr. to burn.] An external inflammation and tumor, attended with burning heat.

40772

phlegmonous
PHLEG'MONOUS, a. Having the nature or properties of a phlegmon; inflammatory; burning; as a ...

40773

phlem
PHLEM, n. [Gr. inflammation; and pituitous matter, to burn; hence the word must have originally ...

40774

phleme
PHLEME, n. [See Fleam.]

40775

phlogistian
PHLOGIS'TIAN, n. A believer in the existence of phlogiston.

40776

phlogistic
PHLOGIS'TIC, a. [See Phlogiston.] Partaking of phlogiston; inflaming.

40777

phlogisticate
PHLOGIS'TICATE, v.t. To combine phlogiston with.

40778

phlogistication
PHLOGISTICA'TION, n. The act or process of combining with phlogiston.

40779

phlogiston
PHLOGIS'TON, n. [Gr. to burn or inflame.]The principle of inflammability; the matter of fire in ...

40780

pholadite
PHO'LADITE, n. A petrified shell of the genus Pholas.

40781

phonics
PHON'ICS, n. [Gr. sound.] The doctrine or science of sounds; otherwise called acoustics.1. The ...

40782

phonocamptic
PHONOCAMP'TIC, a. [Gr. sound, and to inflect.] Having the power to inflect sound, or turn it from ...

40783

phonolite
PHON'OLITE, n. [Gr. sound, and stone.] Sounding stone; a name proposed as a substitute for ...

40784

phonological
PHONOLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to phonology.

40785

phonology
PHONOL'OGY, n. [Gr. sound, voice, and discourse.] A treatise on sounds, or the science or doctrine ...

40786

phosgene
PHOS'GENE, a. [Gr. light, and to generate.] Generating light. Phosgene gas is generated by the ...

40787

phosphate
PHOS'PHATE, n. [See Phosphor and Phosphorus.]1. A salt formed by a combination of phosphoric acid ...

40788

phosphite
PHOS'PHITE, n. A salt formed by a combination of phosphorous acid with a salifiable base.

40789

phospholite
PHOS'PHOLITE, n. [phosphor and Gr. a stone.]An earth united with phosphoric acid.

40790

phosphor
PHOS'PHOR, n. [Gr. light, to shine, and to bring. See Phosphorus.]The morning star or Lucifer; ...

40791

phosphorate
PHOS'PHORATE, v.t. To combine or impregnate with phosphorus.

40792

phosphorated
PHOS'PHORATED, pp. Combined or impregnated with phosphorus.

40793

phosphorating
PHOS'PHORATING, ppr. Combining with phosphorus.

40794

phosphoresce
PHOSPHORESCE, v.i. phosphoress'. [See Phosphorus.]To shine, as phosphorus, by exhibiting a faint ...

40795

phosphorescence
PHOSPHORES'CENCE, n. A faint light or luminousness of a body, unaccompanied with sensible heat. ...

40796

phosphorescent
PHOSPHORES'CENT, a. Shining with a faint light; luminous without sensible heat.

40797

phosphorescing
PHOSPHORES'CING, ppr. Exhibiting light without sensible heat.

40798

phosphoric
PHOS'PHORIC, a. Pertaining to or obtained from phosphorus. The phosphoric acid is formed by a ...

40799

phosphorite
PHOS'PHORITE, n. A species of calcarious earth; a subspecies of apatite.

40800

phosphoritic
PHOSPHORIT'IC, a. Pertaining to phosphorite, or of the nature of phosphorite.

40801

phosphorous
PHOS'PHOROUS, a. The phosphorous acid is formed by a combination of phosphorus with oxygen.

40802

phosphorus
PHOS'PHORUS

40803

phosphuret
PHOS'PHURET, n. A combination of phosphorus not oxygenated, with a base; as phosphyret of iron or ...

40804

phosphureted
PHOS'PHURETED, a. Combined with a phosphuret.

40805

photizite
PHO'TIZITE, n. A mineral, an oxyd of manganese.

40806

photologic
PHOTOLOG'IC

40807

photological
PHOTOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Photology.] Pertaining to photology, or the doctrine of light.

40808

photology
PHOTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. light, and discourse.] The doctrine or science of light, explaining its nature ...

40809

photometer
PHOTOM'ETER, n. [Gr. light, and measure.]An instrument for measuring the relative intensities of ...

40810

photometric
PHOTOMET'RIC

40811

photometrical
PHOTOMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining to or made by a photometer.

40812

phrase
PHRASE, n. s as z. [Gr. to speak.]1. A short sentence or expression. A phrase may be complete, as ...

40813

phraseless
PHRA'SELESS, a. Not to be expressed or described.

40814

phraseologic
PHRASEOLOG'IC

40815

phraseological
PHRASEOLOG'ICAL, a. Peculiar in expression; consisting of a peculiar form of words.

40816

phraseology
PHRASEOL'OGY, n. [Gr. phrase, and to speak.]1. Manner of expression; peculiar words used in a ...

40817

phrenetic
PHRENET'IC, a. [Gr. See Phrensy.] Subject to strong or violent sallies of imagination or ...

40818

phrenic
PHREN'IC, a. [from Gr. the diaphragm.] Belonging to the diaphragm; as a phrenic vein.

40819

phrenitis
PHREN'ITIS, n. [Gr. from the mind; L. animus, animosus,and the Teutonic mod; Eng. mood.]1. In ...

40820

phrenology
PHRENOL'OGY, n. [Gr. the mind, and discourse.] The science of the human mind and its various ...

40821

phrensy
PHREN'SY, n. s as z. [supra.] Madness; delirium, or that partial madness which manifests itself in ...

40822

phrontistery
PHRON'TISTERY, n. [Gr. to think; mind.] A school or seminary of learning. [Not used.]

40823

phrygian
PHRYG'IAN, a. [from Phrygia, in Asia Minor.] Pertaining to Phrygia; an epithet applied to a ...

40824

phthagorean
PHTHAGOREAN, n. A follower of Pythagoras, the founder of the Italic sect of philosophers.

40825

phthisic
PHTHIS'IC, n. tiz'zic. A consumption. [Little used.]

40826

phthisical
PHTHISICAL, a. tiz'zical. [Gr. See Phthisis.] Wasting the flesh; as a phthisical consumption.

40827

phthisis
PHTHISIS, n. the'sis or thi'sis. [Gr. to consume.] A consumption occasioned by ulcerated lungs.

40828

phylacter
PHYLAC'TER

40829

phylactered
PHYLAC'TERED, a. Wearing a phylactery; dressed like the Pharisees.

40830

phylacteric
PHYLAC'TERIC

40831

phylacterical
PHYLACTER'ICAL, a. Pertaining to phylacteries.

40832

phylactery
PHYLAC'TERY, n. [Gr. to defend or guard.]1. In a general sense, any charm, spell or amulet worn as ...

40833

phyllite
PHYL'LITE, n. [Gr. a leaf, and a stone.] A petrified leaf, or a mineral having the figure of a ...

40834

phyllophorous
PHYLLOPH'OROUS, a. [Gr. a leaf, and to bear.] Leaf-bearing; producing leaves.

40835

physalite
PHYS'ALITE, n. [Gr. to swell or inflate, and a stone.] A mineral of a greenish white color, a ...

40836

physeter
PHYSETER. [See Cachalot.]

40837

physianthropy
PHYSIAN'THROPY, n. [Gr.nature,and man.] The philosophy of human life, or the doctrine of the ...

40838

physic
PHYS'IC, n. s as z. [Gr. from nature; to produce.]1. The art of healing diseases. This is now ...

40839

physical
PHYS'ICAL, a. Pertaining to nature or natural productions, or to material things, as opposed to ...

40840

physically
PHYS'ICALLY, adv. According to nature; by natural power or the operation of natural laws in the ...

40841

physician
PHYSI'CIAN, n. A person skilled in the art of healing; one whose profession is to prescribe ...

40842

physico-logic
PHYSICO-LOG'IC, n. Logic illustrated by natural philosophy.

40843

physico-logical
PHYSICO-LOG'ICAL. a. Pertaining to physico-logic. [Little used.]

40844

physico-theology
PHYSICO-THEOL'OGY, n. [physic or physical and theology.] Theology or divinity illustrated or ...

40845

physics
PHYS'ICS, n. s as z. In its most extensive sense, the science of nature or of natural objects, ...

40846

physiognomer
PHYSIOGNOMER. [See Physiognomist.]

40847

physiognomicical
PHYSIOGNOM'IC'ICAL, a. s as z. [See Physiognomy.] Pertaining to physiognomy; expressing the ...

40848

physiognomics
PHYSIOGNOM'ICS, n. Among physicians, signs in the countenance which indicate the state, ...

40849

physiognomist
PHYSIOG'NOMIST, n. One that is skilled in physiognomy; one that is able to judge of the particular ...

40850

physiognomy
PHYSIOG'NOMY, n. [Gr. nature, and knowing; to know.]1. The art or science of discerning the ...

40851

physiography
PHYSIOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. nature, and to describe.] A description of nature, or the science of ...

40852

physiologer
PHYSIOL'OGER, n. A physiologist. [The latter is generally used.]

40853

physiologic
PHYSIOLOG'IC

40854

physiological
PHYSIOLOG'ICAL, a. [See Physiology.] Pertaining to physiology; relating to the science of the ...

40855

physiologically
PHYSIOLOG'ICALLY, adv. According to the principles of physiology.

40856

physiologist
PHYSIOL'OGIST, n. One who is versed in the science of living beings, or in the properties and ...

40857

physiology
PHYSIOL'OGY, n. [Gr. nature, to discourse.]1. According to the Greek, this word signifies a ...

40858

physy
PHYSY, for fusee. [Not used.]

40859

phytivorous
PHYTIV'OROUS, a. [Gr. a plant, and L. voro, to eat.] Feeding on plants or herbage; as phytivorous ...

40860

phytographical
PHYTOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the description of plants.

40861

phytography
PHYTOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a plant, and description.] A description of plants.

40862

phytolite
PHYT'OLITE, n. [Gr. a plant, and a stone.] A plant petrified, or fossil vegetable.

40863

phytologist
PHYTOL'OGIST, n. [See Phytology.] One versed in plants, or skilled in phytology; a botanist.

40864

phytology
PHYTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a plant, and discourse.] A discourse or treatise of plants, or the doctrine of ...

40865

piaba
PIABA, n. A small fresh water fish of Brazil, about the size of the minnow, much esteemed for ...

40866

piacle
PI'ACLE,n. [L. piaculum.] An enormous crime. [Not used.]

40867

piacular
PIAC'ULAR,

40868

piaculous
PIAC'ULOUS, a. [L. piacularis, from pio, to expiate.]1. Expiatory; having power to atone.2. ...

40869

pianet
PI'ANET, n. [L. pica or picus.] A bird, the lesser woodpecker.1. The magpie.

40870

pianist
PI'ANIST, n. A performer on the forte-piano, or one well skilled in it.

40871

piano-forte
PIANO-FORTE, n. [L. planus,plain, smooth; L. fortis, strong.]A keyed musical instrument of German ...

40872

piaster
PIAS'TER, n. An Italian coin of about 80 cents value, or 3s.7d. sterling. But the value is ...

40873

piazza
PIAZ'ZA, n. [Eng. id.] In building, a portico or covered walk supported by arches or columns.

40874

pibroch
PI'BROCH, n. A wild irregular species of music, peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland. It is ...

40875

pica
PI'CA, n. In ornithology, the pie or mag-pie, a species of Corvus.1. In medicine, a vitiated ...

40876

picaroon
PICAROON', n. A plunderer; a pirate. This word is not applied to a highway robber, but to pirates ...

40877

piccadil
PIC'CADIL

40878

piccadilly
PICCADIL'LY

40879

piccage
PIC'CAGE, n. Money paid at fairs for breaking ground for booths.

40880

pick
PICK, v.t. [L. pecto.]1. To pull off or pluck with the fingers something that grows or adheres to ...

40881

pickapack
PICKAPACK, adv. In manner of a pack. [Vulgar.]

40882

pickardil
PICK'ARDIL , n. [probably from the root of pike, peak.] A high collar or a kind of ruff.

40883

pickax
PICK'AX, n. [pick and ax.] An ax with a sharp point at tone end and a broad blade at the other.

40884

pickback
PICK'BACK, a. On the back.

40885

picked
PICK'ED, pp. Plucked off by the fingers, teeth or claws; cleaned by picking; opened by an ...

40886

pickedness
PICK'EDNESS, n. State of being pointed at the end; sharpness.1. Foppery; spruceness.

40887

pickeer
PICKEE'R, v.t.1. To pillage; to pirate.2. To skirmish, as soldiers on the outposts of an army, or ...

40888

picker
PICK'ER, n. One that picks or culls.1. A pickax or instrument for picking or separating.2. One ...

40889

pickerel
PICK'EREL, n. [from pike.] A small pike, a fish of the genus Esox.

40890

pickerel-weed
PICK'EREL-WEED, n. A plant supposed to breed pickerels.

40891

picket
PICK'ET, n. A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.1. A narrow board ...

40892

picketed
PICK'ETED, pp. Fortified or inclosed with pickets.

40893

picketing
PICK'ETING, ppr. Inclosing or fortifying with pickets.

40894

picking
PICK'ING, ppr. Pulling off with the fingers or teeth; selecting.PICK'ING, n. The act of plucking; ...

40895

pickle
PICK'LE, n. Brine; a solution of salt and water, sometimes impregnated with spices,in which flesh, ...

40896

pickle-herring
PICKLE-HER'RING, n. A merry Andrew; a zany; a buffoon.

40897

picklock
PICK'LOCK, n. [pick and lock.] An instrument for opening locks without the key.1. A person who ...

40898

picknick
PICK'NICK, n. An assembly where each person contributes to the entertainment.

40899

pickpocket
PICK'POCKET, n. One who steals from the pocket of another.

40900

pickpurse
PICK'PURSE, n. One that steals from the purse of another.

40901

pickthank
PICK'THANK, n. An officious fellow who does what he is not desired to do, for the sake of gaining ...

40902

picktooth
PICK'TOOTH, n. An instrument for picking or cleaning the teeth. [But toothpick is more generally ...

40903

pico
PICO, n. A peak; the pointed head of a mountain.

40904

picrolite
PIC'ROLITE, n. A mineral composed chiefly of the carbonate of magnesia, of a green color. [See ...

40905

picromel
PIC'ROMEL, n. [Gr. bitter.] The characteristic principle of bile.

40906

picrotoxin
PICROTOX'IN, n. [Gr. bitter, and L. toxicum.] The bitter and poisonous principle of the Cocculus ...

40907

pict
PICT, n. [L. pictus, pingo.] A person whose body is painted.

40908

pictorial