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a
[.] A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth; in the Ethiopic, however it is the thirteenth, and in the Runic the tenth. It is naturally the first letter, because it represents the first vocal sound naturally formed by the human ...

2

a-posteriori
[.] A-POSTERIORI, [L. posterior, after.] [.] Arguments a posteriori, are drawn from effect, consequences or facts; in opposition to reasoning a priori, or from causes previously known.

3

a-re
[.] A-RE,

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aam
[.] AAM, n. A measure of liquids among the Dutch equal to 288 English pints.

5

aaronic
[.] AARON'IC, a. Pertaining to Aaron, the Jewish High Priest, or to the priesthood of which he was the head.

6

ab
[.] AB, In English names, is an abbreviation of Abbey or Abbot. [.] AB, a prefix to words of Latin origin, and a Latin preposition, as in abscond, written in ancient Latin af. It denotes from, separating or departure. [.] [.] AB, The Hebrew name of Father. [.] AB, ...

7

abacist
[.] AB'ACIST, n. One that casts accounts; a calculator.

8

aback
[.] ABACK, adv. [At, on or towards the back. See Back] [.] Towards the back; on the back part; backward. In seamen's language it signifies the situation of the sails, when pressed back against the mast by the wind. [.] Taken aback, is when the sails are carried ...

9

abacot
[.] AB'ACOT, n. The cap of State, formerly used by English Kings, wrought into the figure of two crowns.

10

abactor
[.] ABAC'TOR, n. [Latin from abigo, ab and ago, to drive.] [.] In law, one that feloniously drives away or steals a herd or numbers of cattle at once, in distinction from one that steals a sheep or two.

11

abacus
[.] AB'ACUS, n. [L. anything flat, as a cupboard, a bench, a slate, a table or board for games; Gr. Usually deduced from the Oriental, abak, dust, because the ancients used tables covered with dust for making figures and diagrams.] [.] 1. Among the Romans, a cupboard ...

12

abada
[.] AB'ADA, n. A wild animal of Africa, of the size of a steer, or half grown colt, having two horns on its forehead and a third on the nape of the neck. Its head and tail resemble those of an ox, but it has cloven feet, like the stag.

13

abaddon
[.] ABAD'DON, n. [Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. to be lost, or destroyed, to perish.] [.] 1. The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit. Rev. ix. [.] 2. The bottomless pit.

14

abaft
[.] AB'AFT, adv. or prep. [Sax. eft or aeft, again. Hence efter or aefter, after, subsequent; Sax. aeftan, behind in place; to which word be is prefixed - beaeftan, behind, and this word is corrupted into abaft.] [.] A sea-term signifying in or at the hinder part of a ...

15

abagun
[.] AB'AGUN, n. The name of a fowl in Ethiopia, remarkable for its beauty and for a sort of horn, growing on its head. The word signifies stately Abbot.

16

abaisance
[.] ABAISANCE, [See Obeisance.]

17

abalienation
[.] ABALIENA'TION, n. The transferring of title to property. [See Alienation.]

18

abandon
[.] ABAN'DON, v.t. [Fr. abandonner; Sp. and Port. abandonar; It. abbandonare; said to be from ban, and donner, to give over to the ban or proscription; or from a or ab and bandum, a flag or ensign.] [.] 1. To forsake entirely; as to abandon a hopeless enterprize. [.] Wo ...

19

abandoned
[.] ABAN'DONED, pp. Wholly forsaken or deserted. [.] 2. Given up, as to a vice; hence, extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked.

20

abandoner
[.] ABAN'DONER, n. One who abandons.

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abandoning
...

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abandonment
[.] ABAN'DONMENT, n. [.] 1. A total desertion; a state of being forsaken. [.] 2. In commerce, the relinquishing to underwriters all the property saved from loss by shipwreck, capture or other peril stated in the policy. This abandonment must be made before the insured ...

23

abanga
[.] ABAN'GA, n. The ady; a species of Palmtree. [See Ady.]

24

abannition
[.] ABANNI'TION, n. [Low Lat.] [.] A banishment for one or two years for manslaughter. [Not used.]

25

abaptiston
[.] ABAPTIS'TON, n. The perforating part of the trephine, an instrument used in trepanning.

26

abare
[.] ABA'RE, v.t. [Sax abarian. See Bare.] [.] To make bare; to uncover. [Not in use.]

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abarticulation
[.] ABARTICULA'TION, n. [See Articulate.] [.] In anatomy, that species of articulation or structure of joints, which admits of manifest or extensive motion; called also diarthrosis and dearticulation

28

abas
[.] ABAS', n. A weight in Persia used in weighing pearls, one eighth less than the European carat.

29

abase
[.] ABA'SE, v.t. [Fr abaisser, from bas, low, or the bottom; W. bais; Latin and Gr. basis; Eng. base; It. Abbassare; Sp. bare, low. See Abash.] [.] 1. The literal sense of abase is to lower or depress, to throw or cast down, as used by Bacon, "to abase the eye." But ...

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abased
[.] ABA'SED, pp. Reduced to a low state, humbled, degraded. [.] In heraldry, it is used of the wings of eagles, when the tops are turned downwards towards the point of the shield; or when the wings are shut, the natural way of bearing them being spread, with the top ...

31

abasement
[.] ABA'SEMENT, n. The act of humbling or bringing low; also a state of depression, degradation, or humiliation.

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abash
[.] ABASH', v.t. [Heb. and Ch. bosh, to be confounded, or ashamed.] [.] To make the spirits to fall; to cast down the countenance; to make ashamed; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, error, inferiority, &e. [.] They heard and ...

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abashed
[.] ABASH'ED, pp. Confused with shame; confounded; put to silence; followed by at.

34

abashing
[.] ABASH'ING, ppr. Putting to shame or confusion.

35

abashment
[.] ABASH'MENT, n. Confusion from shame. [Little used.]

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abasing
[.] ABA'SING, ppr. Humbling, depressing, bringing low.

37

abassi
[.] ABAS'SI, or ABAS'SIS, n. A silver coin of Persia, of the value of twenty cents, about ten pence sterling.

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abassis
[.] ABAS'SI, or ABAS'SIS, n. A silver coin of Persia, of the value of twenty cents, about ten pence sterling.

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abatable
[.] ABA'TABLE, a. That may or can be abated; as an abatable writ or nuisance.

40

abate
[.] ABA'TE, v.t. [Heb. Ch., to beat. The Saxon has the participle gebatod, abated. The prefix is sunk to a in abate, and lost in beat. See Class Bd. No. 23, 33.] [.] 1. To beat down; to pull down; to destroy in any manner; as to abate a nuisance. [.] 2. To lessen; ...

41

abated
[.] ABA'TED, pp. Lessened; decreased; destroyed; mitigated; defeated; remitted; overthrown.

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abatement
[.] ABA'TEMENT, n. [.] 1. The act of abating; the state of being abated. [.] 2. A reduction, removing, or pulling down as of a nuisance. [.] 3. Diminution, decrease, or mitigation, as of grief or pain. [.] 4. Deduction, sum withdraw, as from an account. [.] 5. ...

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abater
[.] ABA'TER, n. The person or thing that abates.

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abating
[.] ABA'TING, ppr. Pulling down, diminishing, defeating, remitting.

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abatis
[.] AB'ATIS, [.] Rubbish. In fortification, piles of trees, or branches of trees sharpened, and laid with the points outward, in front of ramparts, to prevent assailants from mounting the walls.

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abator
[.] ABA'TOR, n. A person who enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee

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abattis
[.] AB'ATTIS, n. [from beating or pulling down.]

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abature
[.] AB'ATURE, n. [from abate.] Grass beaten or trampled down by a stag in passing.

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abb
[.] ABB, n. Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence abb-wool is wool for the abb.

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abba
[.] AB'BA, n. In the Chaldee and Syriac, a father, and figuratively a superior. appen. [.] In the Syriac, Coptic and Ethiopic churches, it is a title given to the Bishops, and the Bishops bestow the title, by way of distinction, on the Bishop of Alexandria. Hence the title ...

51

abbacy
[.] AB'BACY, n. [from abba, Low Lat, abbatia.] The dignity, rights and privileges of an abbot. It comprehends the government and revenues.

52

abbatial
[.] ABBA'TIAL, a.

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abbatical
[.] ABBAT'ICAL, a. Belonging to an abbey.

54

abbe
[.] AB'BE, n. Ab'by, [from abba.] [.] In a monastic sense, the same as an abbot; but more generally, a title, in Catholic countries, without any determinate rang, office or rights. The abbes are numerous, and generally have some literary attainments; they dress as academics ...

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abbess
[.] AB'BESS, n. [from abba.] [.] A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the Monks. [See Abbey.]

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abbey
[.] AB'BEY, n. plu. abbeys, [from abba.] [.] A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion. The males are called monks, and governed by an abbot; the females are called nuns, and governed by an abbess. These institutions ...

57

abbey-lubber
[.] AB'BEY-LUBBER, n. A name given to monks, in contempt for their idleness.

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abbot
[.] AB'BOT, n. [formerly abbat, from abba, latinized abbas, or from Heb. plural.] [.] The superior or governor of an abbey or monastery. Originally monasteries were founded in retired places, and the religious had no concern with secular affairs, being entirely subject ...

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abbotship
[.] AB'BOTSHIP, n. The state of an abbot.

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abbreuvoir
[.] ABBREUVOIR, n. [Fr. from abreuver, to water.] [.] Among masons, the joint between stones in a wall, to be filled with mortar. [I know not whether it is now used.]

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abbreviate
[.] ABBRE'VIATE, v.t. [from Latin abbrevio, brevio, from brevis, short] [.] 1. To shorten; to make shorter by contracting the parts. [In this sense, not much used, nor often applied to material substances.] [.] 2. To shorten; to abridge by the omission or defalcation ...

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abbreviated
[.] ABBRE'VIATED, pp. [.] 1. Shortened; reduced in length; abridged. [.] 2. In botany an abbreviated perianth is shorter than the rube of the corol.

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abbreviating
[.] ABBRE'VIATING, ppr. Shortening; contracting in length or into a smaller compass.

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abbreviation
[.] ABBREVIA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of shortening or contracting. [.] 2. A letter or a few letters used for a word; as Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America. [.] 3. The reduction of fractions to the lowest terms.

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abbreviator
[.] ABBRE'VIATOR, n. One who abridges or reduces to a smaller compass.

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abbreviators
[.] ABBRE'VIATORS, a college of seventy-two persons in the chancery of Rome, whose duty is to draw up the Pope's briefs, and reduce petitions, when granted, to a due form for bulls.

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abbreviatory
[.] ABBRE'VIATORY, n. Shortening, contracting.

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abbreviature
[.] ABBRE'VIATURE, n. A letter or character for shortening; an abridgment, a compend.

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abdals
[.] AB'DALS, n. The name of certain fanatics in Persia, who, in excess of zeal, sometimes run into the streets, and attempt to kill all they meet who are of a different religion; and if they are slain for their madness, they think it meritorious to die, and by the vulgar ...

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abderite
[.] AB'DERITE, n. An inhabitant of Abdera, a maritime town in Thrace. Democritus is so called, from being a native of the place. As he was given to laughter, foolish or incessant laughter, is call abderian.

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abdicant
[.] AB'DICANT, a. [See Abdicate.] Abdicating; renouncing.

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abdicate
[.] AB'DICATE, v.t. [L. abdica; ab and dico, to dedicate, to bestow, but the literal primary sense of dico is to send or thrust.] [.] 1. In a general sense, to relinquish, renounce, or abandon. [.] 2. To abandon an office or trust, without a formal resignation to ...

73

abdicated
[.] AB'DICATED, pp. Renounced; relinquished without a formal resignation; abandoned.

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abdicating
[.] AB'DICATING, ppr. Relinquishing without a formal resignation; abandoning.

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abdication
[.] ABDICA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of abdicating; the abandoning of an office or trust, without a formal surrender, or before the usual or stated time of expiration. [.] 2. A casting off; rejection.

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abdicative
[.] AB'DICATIVE, a. Causing or implying abdication. [Little used.]

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abditive
[.] AB'DITIVE, a. [L. abdo, to hide; ab and do.] Having the power or quality of hiding. [Little used.]

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abditory
[.] AB'DITORY, n. A place for secreting or preserving goods.

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abdomen
[.] AB'DOMEN, or ABDO'MEN, n. [L. perhaps abdo and omentum.] [.] 1. The lower belly or that part of the body which lies between the thorax and the bottom of the pelvis. It is lined with a membrane called peritoneum, and contains the stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, ...

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abdominal
[.] ABDOM'INAL, a. Pertaining to the lower belly. [.] ABDOM'INAL, n. plu. abdominals. In ichthyology the abdominals are a class of fish whose ventral fins are placed behind the pectoral, and which belong to the division of bony fish. The class contains nine genera ...

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abdominous
[.] ABDOM'INOUS, a. Pertaining to the abdomen; having a large belly.

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abduce
[.] ABDU'CE, v.t. [L. adduco, to lead away, of ab and duco, to lead. See Duke.] [.] To draw from; to withdraw, or draw to a different part; used chiefly in anatomy.

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abducent
[.] ABDU'CENT, a. Drawing from, pulling back; used of those muscles which pull back certain parts of the body, for separating, opening, or bending them. The abducent muscles, called abductors, are opposed to the adducent muscles or adductors.

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abduction
[.] ABDUC'TION, n. [.] 1. In a general sense, the act of drawing apart, or carrying away. [.] 2. In surgery, a species of fracture, in which the broken parts recede from each other. [.] 3. In logic, a kind of argumentation, called by the Greeks apagoge, in which ...

85

abductor
[.] ABDUC'TOR, n. In anatomy, a muscle which serves to withdraw, or pull back a certain part of the body; as the abductor oculi, which pulls the eye outwards.

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abear
[.] ABEA'R, v.t. abare, To bear; to behave. obs.

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abearance
[.] ABEA'RANCE, n. [from abear, now disused from bear, to carry.] Behavior, demeanor. [Little used.]

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abecedarian
[.] ABECEDA'RIAN, n. [a word formed from the first four letters of the alphabet.] One who teaches the letters of the alphabet, or a learner of the letters.

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abecedary
[.] ABECE'DARY, a. Pertaining to, or formed by the letters of the alphabet.

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abed
[.] ABED', adv. [See Bed.] On or in bed.

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abel-tree
[.] ABE'LE or ABEL-TREE, n. An obsolete name of the while poplar. [See Poplar.]

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abele
[.] ABE'LE or ABEL-TREE, n. An obsolete name of the while poplar. [See Poplar.]

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abelians

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abelites

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abelmosk
[.] A'BELMOSK, n. A trivial name of a species of hibiscus, or Syrian mallow. The plant rises on a herbacceous stalk, three or four feet, sending out two or three side branches. The seeds have a musky odor, for which reason the Arabians mix them with coffee.

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abelonians

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aberrance
[.] ABER'RANCE, [L. aberrans, aberro, to wander from; of ab and ABER'RANCY, erro, to wander.] [.] A wandering or deviating from the right way, but rarely used in a literal sense. In a figurative sense, a deviation from truth, error, mistake; and in morals, a fault, ...

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aberrant
[.] ABER'RANT, a. Wandering, straying from the right way. [Rarely used.]

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aberration
[.] ABERRA'TION, n. [L. aberratio.] [.] 1. The act of wandering from the right way; deviation from truth or moral rectitude; deviation from a strait line. [.] 2. In astronomy, a small apparent motion of the fixed stars, occasioned by the progressive motion of light ...

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aberring
[.] ABER'RING, part, a. Wandering; going astray.

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aberruncate
[.] ABERRUN'CATE, v.t. [L. averrunco.] To pull up by the roots; to extirpate utterly. [Not used.]

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abet
[.] ABET' v.t. [Sax. betan, gebatan; properly to push forward, to advance; hence to amend, to revive, to restore, to make better; and applied to fire, to increase the flame, to excite, to promote. Hence to aid by encouraging or instigating. Hence in Saxon, "Na bete nan ...

103

abetment
[.] ABET'MENT, n. The act of abetting.

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abetted
[.] ABETTED, pp. Incited, aided, encouraged to a crime.

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abetting
[.] ABETTING, ppr. Counselling, aiding or encouraging to a crime.

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abettor
[.] ABETTOR, n. One who abets, or incites, aids or encourages another to commit a crime. In treason, there are no abettors; all persons concerned being principals.

107

abevacuation
[.] ABEVACUA'TION, n. [ab and evacuation.] [.] In medicine, a partial evacuation of morbid humors of the body, either by nature or art.

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abeyance
[.] ABEY'ANCE, n. pron. abayance. [Norm. abbaiaunce, or abaizance, in expectation; boyance, expectation. Qu. Fr. bayer, to gape, to look a long time with the mouth open; to stand looking in a silly manner. [See Bay] [.] In expectation or contemplation of law. The fee ...

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abhor
[.] ABHOR', v.t. [L abhorreo, of ab and horreo, to set up bristles, shiver or shake; to look terrible.] [.] 1. To hate extremely, or with contempt; to lothe, detest or abominate. [.] 2. To despise or neglect. Ps. xxii. 24. Amos vi. 8. [.] 3. To cast off or reject. ...

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abhorred
[.] ABHOR'RED, pp. Hated extremely, detested.

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abhorrence
[.] ABHOR'RENCE, n. Extreme hatred, detestation, great aversion.

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abhorrency
[.] ABHOR'RENCY,

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abhorrent
[.] ABHOR'RENT, a. [.] 1. Hating, detesting, struck with abhorrence. [.] 2. Contrary, odious, inconsistent with, expressive of extreme opposition, as, "Slander is abhorrent to all ideas of justice." In this sense, it should be always followed by to - abhorrent ...

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abhorrently
[.] ABHOR'RENTLY, adv. With abhorrence.

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abhorrer
[.] ABHOR'RER, n. One who abhors.

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abhorring
[.] ABHOR'RING, ppr. Having great aversion, detesting. As a noun, it is used in Isaiah lxvi, for the object of hatred - "An abhorring to all flesh."

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abib
[.] A'BIB, n. [Heb. swelling, protuberant. To produce the first or early fruit; a full grown ear of corn.] [.] The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, called also Nisan. It begins at the spring equinox, and answers to the latter part of March and beginning ...

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abide
[.] ABI'DE, v. i. pert. and part. abode. [.] abada, to be, or exist, to continue; W. bod, to be; to dwell, rest, continue, stand firm, or be stationary for anytime indefinitely. Class Bd. No 7.] [.] 1. To rest, or dwell. Gen. xxix 19. [.] 2. To tarry or stay for a ...

119

abider
[.] ABI'DER, n. One who dwells or continues.

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abiding
[.] ABI'DING, ppr. Dwelling; remaining; continuing; enduring; awaiting. [.] ABI'DING, n. Continuance; fixed state; residence; an enduring.

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abidingly
[.] ABI'DINGLY, adv. In a manner to continue; permanently.

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ability
[.] ABIL'ITY, n. [L. habilitas, ableness, fitness, from habeo, to have or hold.] [.] 1. Physical power, whether bodily or mental; natural or acquired; force of understanding; skill in arts or science. Ability is active power, or power to perform; as opposed to capacity, ...

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abintestate
[.] ABINTEST'ATE, a. [L. ab and intestatus - dying without a will, from in and tester, to bear witness; W. tyst; Arm. test, witness. See Test and Testify.] [.] In the civil law, inheriting the estate of one dying without a will.

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abject
[.] ABJECT', v.t. To throw away; to cast out. Obs.

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abjectedness
[.] ABJECT'EDNESS, n. A very low or despicable condition. [Little used.]

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abjection
[.] ABJEC'TION, n. A state of being cast away, hence a low state; meanness of spirit; baseness.

127

abjectly
[.] AB'JECTLY, adv. In a contemptible manner; meanly; servilely.

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abjectness
[.] AB'JECTNESS, n. the state of being abject; meanness; servility.

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abjuration
[.] ABJURA'TION, n. [See Abjure.] [.] 1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as "an abjuration of the realm," by which a person swears to leave the country, and never to return. It is used also for the oath of renunciation. Formerly in England, felons, ...

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abjure
[.] ABJU'RE, v.t. [L. abjuro, to deny upon oath, from ab and juro, to swear.] [.] 1. To renounce upon oath; to abandon; as to abjure allegiance to a prince. [.] 2. To renounce or reject with solemnity; to reject; as to abjure errors; abjure reason. [.] 3. To recant ...

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abjured
[.] ABJU'RED, pp. Renounced upon oath; solemnly recanted.

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abjurer
[.] ABJU'RER, n. One who abjures.

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abjuring
[.] ABJU'RING, ppr. Renouncing upon oath; disclaiming with solemnity.

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abjurratory
[.] ABJUR'RATORY, a. Containing abjuration

135

ablactate
[.] ABLAC'TATE, v.t. [L. ablacto; from ab and lac, milk.] to wean from the breast. [Little used.]

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ablactation
[.] ABLACTA'TION, n. [L. ab and lae, milk. Lacto, to suckle.] [.] 1. In medical authors, the weaning of a child from the breast. [.] 2. Among ancient gardeners, a method of grafting in which the cion was not separated from the parent stock, till it was firmly united ...

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ablaqueation
[.] ABLAQUEA'TION, [L. ablaqueatio, from ab and laquear, a roof or covering.] [.] A laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water - a practice among gardeners.

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ablation
[.] ABLA'TION, n. [L. ab and latio, a carrying.] [.] A carrying away. In medicine, the taking from the body whatever is hurtful; evacuations in general. In chimistry, the removal of whatever is finished or no longer necessary.

139

ablative
[.] AB'LATIVE, a. [L.ablativus; L. ablatus, from aufero, to carry away, of ab and fero.] [.] A word applied to the sixth case of nouns in the Latin language, in which case are used words when the actions of carrying away, or taking from, are signified. [.] Ablative ...

140

able
[.] ABLE, a. a'bl. [L. habitis] [.] 1. Having physical power sufficient; having competent power or strength, bodily or mental; as a man able to perform military service - a child is not able to reason on abstract subjects. [.] 2. Having strong or unusual powers of ...

141

able-bodied
[.] A'BLE-BODIED, a. Having a sound strong body, or a body of competent strength for service. In marine language, it denotes skill in seamanship. [.]

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ablen
[.] AB'LEN, or AB'LET, n. A small fresh water fish, the bleak.

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ableness
[.] A'BLENESS, n. Ability of body or mind; force; vigor; capability.

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ablepsy
[.] AB'LEPSY, n. Want of sight; blindness.

145

abler
[.] A'BLER, and A'BLEST, Comp. and superl. of able.

146

ablest
[.] A'BLER, and A'BLEST, Comp. and superl. of able.

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ablet
[.] AB'LEN, or AB'LET, n. A small fresh water fish, the bleak.

148

ablocate
[.] AB'LOCATE, v.t. [L. abloco, ab and loco, to let our.] To let out; to lease.

149

ablocation
[.] ABLOCA'TION, n. A letter to hire.

150

ablude
[.] ABLU'DE, v.t. [L. abludo, ab and ludo, to play.] [.] To be unlike; to differ. [Not used.]

151

abluent
...

152

ablution
[.] ABLU'TION, n. [L. ablutio, from ab and luo or lavo to wash.] [.] 1. In a general sense, the act of washing; a cleansing or purification by water. [.] 2. Appropriately, the washing of the body as a preparation for religious duties, enjoined by Moses and still ...

153

ably
[.] A'BLY, adv. In an able manner; with great ability.

154

abnegate
[.] AB'NEGATE, v.t. To deny. [Not used.]

155

abnegation
[.] ABNEGA'TION, n. [L. abnego, to deny, from ab and nego; Eng. nay; L. nee, not.] A denial; a renunciation; self-denial.

156

abnegator
[.] AB'NEGATOR, n. One who denies, renounces, or opposes any thing.

157

abnodation
[.] ABNODA'TION, n. [L. abnodo; ab and nodus, a knot.] The act of cutting away the knots of trees.

158

abnormity
[.] ABNORM'ITY, n. [L. abnormis, irregular; ab and norma, a rule.] Irregularity; deformity. [Little used.]

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abnormous
[.] ABNORM'OUS, a. [L. abnormis, supra.] Irregular; deformed. [Little used.]

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aboard
[.] ABOARD, adv. [a and board. See Board.] Within a ship, vessel, or boat. [.] To go aboard, to enter a ship, to embark. [.] To fall aboard, to strike a ship's side. [.] Aboard main tack, an order to draw a corner of the main-sail down to the chess-tree.

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abodance
[.] ABO'DANCE, n. [from bode.] An omen. [Not used.]

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abode
[.] ABO'DE, pret. of abide [.] ABO'DE, n. [See Abide.] [.] 1. Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a longer or shorter time. [.] 2. A place of continuance; a dwelling; a habitation. [.] 3. To make abode, to dwell or reside. [.] ABO'DE, v.t. ...

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abodement
[.] ABO'DEMENT, n. [from body.] A secret anticipation of something future.

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aboding
[.] ABO'DING, n. Presentiment; prognostication.

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abolish
[.] ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.] [.] 1. To make void; to annul; to abrogate; applied chiefly and appropriately to established laws, contracts, rites, customs and institutions - as to abolish laws by a repeal, actual or virtual. [.] 2. ...

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abolishable
[.] ABOL'ISHABLE, a. That may be annulled, abrogated, or destroyed, as a law, rite, custom, &c.

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abolished
[.] ABOL'ISHED, pp. annulled; repealed; abrogated, or destroyed.

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abolisher
[.] ABOL'ISHER, n. One who abolishes.

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abolishing
[.] ABOL'ISHING, ppr. Making void; annulling; destroying.

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abolishment
[.] ABOL'ISHMENT, n. The act of annulling; abrogation; destruction.

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abolition
[.] ABOLI'TION, n. abolishun. The act of abolishing; or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, rites, customs, debts, &c. [.] The application of this word to persons and things, is now ...

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abominable
[.] ABOM'INABLE, a. [See Abominate.] [.] 1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome. [.] 2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses. [.] 3. Unclean. Levit. vli.

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abominableness
[.] ABOM'INABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being very odious; hatefulness.

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abominably
[.] ABOM'INABLY, adv. [.] 1. Very odiously; detestably; sinfully. 1Kings xxi. [.] 2. In vulgar language, extremely, excessively.

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abominate
[.] ABOM'INATE, v.t. [L. abomino, supposed to be formed by ab and omen; to deprecate as ominous; may the Gods avert the evil.] [.] To hate extremely; to abhor; to detest

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abominated
[.] ABOM'INATED, pp. Hated utterly, detested; abhorred.

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abominating
[.] ABOM'INATING, ppr. Abhorring; hating extremely.

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abomination
[.] ABOMINA'TION, n. [.] 1. Extreme hatred; detestation. [.] 2. The object of detestation, a common signification in scripture. [.] The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord. Prov.xv. [.] 3. Hence, defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil ...

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abord
[.] ABO'RD, n. [Fr. See Border.] Literally, arrival, but used for first appearance, manner of accosting, or address, but not an English word. [.] ABO'RD, v.t. To accost. [Not in use.]

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aborea
[.] ABO'REA, n. A species of duck, called by Edwards, the black-bellied whistling duck. This fowl is of a reddish brown color, with a sort of crest on its head; the belly is spotted with black and white. It belongs to the genus, anas.

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aboriginal
[.] ABORIG'INAL, a. [L. ab and origo, origin. See Origin.] [.] First; original; primitive; aboriginal people are the first inhabitants of a country. [.] Aboriginal tribes of America. [.] ABORIG'INAL, a. an original, or primitive inhabitant. The first settlers in ...

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aborinines
[.] ABORIN'INES, n. plur. Aboriginals - but not an English word. [.] It may be well to let it pass into disuse. [See Aboriginal.]

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aborsement
[.] ABORSEMENT, n. abors'ment. [See Abort.] [.] Abortion. [Not in use.]

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abort
[.] ABORT', v.i. [L. aborto; ab and ortus, orior.] [.] To miscarry in birth. [Not in use.] [.] ABORT', n. an abortion. [Not in use.]

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abortion
[.] ABOR'TION, n. [L. abortio, a miscarriage; usually deduced from ab and orior.] [.] 1. The act of miscarrying, or producing young before the natural time, or before the fetus is perfectly formed. [.] 2. In a figurative sense, any fruit or produce that does not ...

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abortive
[.] ABOR'TIVE, a. [.] 1. Brought forth in an immature state; failing, or coming to naught, before it is complete. [.] 2. Failing in its effect; miscarrying; producing nothing; as an abortive scheme. [.] 3. Rendering abortive; as abortive gulf, in Milton, but ...

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abortively
[.] ABOR'TIVELY, adv. Immaturely; in an untimely manner.

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abortiveness
[.] ABOR'TIVENESS, n. The state of being abortive; a failing in the progress to perfection or maturity; a failure of producing the intended effect.

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abortment
[.] ABORT'MENT, n. An untimely birth.

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abound
[.] ABOUND', v. i. [L. abundo. If this word is from L. unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its first consonant. Abound may naturally be deduced from the Celtic. L. fons, a fountain.] [.] 1. To have or possess in great quantity; to be copiously supplied; followed ...

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abounding
[.] ABOUND'ING, ppr. Having in great plenty; being in great plenty, being very prevalent; generally prevailing. [.] ABOUND'ING, n. Increase.

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about
[.] ABOUT', prep. [Gr. butan, without, [see but,] literally, around, on the outside.] [.] 1. Around; on the exterior part or surface. [.] Bind them about thy neck. Prov. iii. 3. Isa. l. Hence, [.] 2. Near to in place, with the sense of circularity. [.] Get ...

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above
[.] ABOVE', prep. [.] 1. Literally, higher in place. [.] The fowls that fly above the earth. Gen. i. 20. [.] 2. Figuratively, superior in any respect. [.] I saw a light above the brightness of the Sun, Acts, 26. [.] The price of a virtuous woman is above rubies, ...

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above-cited
[.] ABOVE-CITED, Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing.

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above-ground
[.] ABOVE-GROUND, Alive, not buried.

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above-mentioned
[.] ABOVE-MENTIONED, Mentioned before. A. Bp. Abbrev. for Archbishop.

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abracadabra
[.] ABRACADAB'RA, The name of a deity worshipped by the Syrians: a cabalistic word. The letters of his name, written on paper, in the form of an inverted cone, were recommended by Samonicus as an antidote against certain diseases.

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abrade
[.] ABRA'DE, v.t. [L. abrado, to scrape, from rado.] [.] To rub or wear off; to waste by friction; used especially to express the action of sharp, corrosive medicines, in wearing away or removing the mucus of the membranes.

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abraded
[.] ABRA'DED, pp. Rubbed or worn off; worn; scraped.

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abrading
[.] ABRA'DING, ppr. Rubbing off; wearing.

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abrahamic
[.] ABRAHAM'IC, a. Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch, as Abrahamic Covenant.

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abrasion
[.] ABRA'SION, n. abra'zhun. The act of wearing or rubbing off; also substance worn off by attrition.

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abreast
[.] ABREAST', adv. abrest', [from a and breast.] [.] 1. Side by side; with the breasts in a line. [.] Two men rode abreast. [.] 2. In marine language, ships are abreast when their heads are equally advanced; and they are abreast of objects when the objects are on ...

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abridge
[.] ABRIDGE', v.t. abridj', [G. short, or its root, from the root of break or a verb of that family.] [.] 1. To make shorter; to epitomize; to contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense in substance - used of writings. [.] Justin abridged the history of ...

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abridged
[.] ABRIDG'ED, pp. Made shorter; epitomized; reduced to a smaller compass; lessened; deprived.

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abridger
[.] ABRIDG'ER, n. One who abridges; one who makes a compend.

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abridging
[.] ABRIDG'ING, ppr. shortening; lessening; depriving; debarring.

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abridgment
[.] ABRIDG'MENT, n. [.] 1. An epitome; a compend, or summary of a book. [.] 2. Diminution; contraction; reduction - as an abridgment of expenses. [.] 3. Deprivation; a debarring or restraint - as an abridgment of pleasures.

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abroach
[.] ABROACH, adv. [See Broach.] [.] Broached; letter out or yielding liquor, or in a posture for letting out; as a cask is abroach. Figuratively used by Shakespeare for setting loose, or in a state of being diffused, "Set mischief abroach;" but this sense is unusual.

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abroad
[.] ABROAD, adv. abrawd'. [See Broad] [.] In a general sense, at large; widely; not confined to narrow limits. Hence, [.] 1. In the open air. [.] 2. Beyond or out of the walls of a house, as to walk abroad. [.] 3. Beyond the limits of a camp. Deut. xxiii. 10 [.] 4. ...

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abrogate
[.] AB'ROGATE, v.t. [L abrago, to repeal. from ab and rogo, to ask or propose. See the English reach. Class Rg.] [.] To repeal; to annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, ...

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abrogated
[.] AB'ROGATED, pp. Repealed; annulled by an act of authority.

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abrogating
[.] AB'ROGATING, ppr. Repealing by authority; making void.

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abrogation
[.] ABROGA'TION, n. the act of abrogating; a repeal of authority of the legislative power.

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abrood
[.] ABROOD', adv. [See Brood.] In the action of brooding. [Not in use.]

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abrooding
[.] ABROOD'ING, n. A sitting abrood. [Not in use.]

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abrook
[.] ABROOK', v.t. To brook, to endure. [Not in use. See Brook.]

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abrotanum
[.] ABRO'TANUM, n. A species of plant arranged under the Genus, Artemisia; called also southern wood.

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abrupt
[.] ABRUPT', a. [L. abruptus, from abrumpo, to break off, of ab and rumpo. See Rupture.] [.] 1. Literally, broken off, or broken short. [.] Hence, [.] 2. Steep, craggy; applied to rocks, precipices and the like. [.] 3. Figuratively, sudden; without notice to ...

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abruption
[.] ABRUP'TION, n. A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.

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abruptly
[.] ABRUPT'LY, adv. suddenly; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; as, the Minister left France abruptly.

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abruptness
[.] ABRUPT'NESS, n. [.] 1. [.] A state of being broken; craggedness; steepness. [.] 2. Figuratively, suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence.

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abscess
[.] AB'SCESS, n. [L. abscessus, from ab and cedo, to go from.] [.] An imposthume. A collection of morbid matter, or pus in the cellular or adipose membrane; matter generated by the suppuration of an inflammatory tumor.

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abscind
[.] ABSCIND', vt. [L. abscindo.] To cut off. [Little used.]

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absciss
[.] AB'SCISS, n. [L. abscissus, from ab and scindere, to cut; See Scissors.] [.] In conics, a part of the diameter, or transverse axis of a conic section, intercepted between the vertex or some other fixed point, and a semiordinate.

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abscission
[.] ABSCIS'SION, n. [See Absciss.] [.] 1. A cutting off, or a begin cut off. In surgery, the separation of any corrupted or useless part of the body, by a sharp instrument; applied to the soft parts, as amputation is to the bones and flesh of a limb. [.] 2. In rhetoric, ...

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abscond
[.] ABSCOND', v.i. [L. abscondo, to hide, of abs and condo, to hide, i.e. to withdraw, or to thrust aside or into a corner or secret place.] [.] 1. To retire from public view, or from the place in which one resides or is ordinarily to be found; to withdraw, or absent ...

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absconder
[.] ABSCOND'ER, n. One who withdraws from public notice, or conceals himself from public view.

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absconding
[.] ABSCOND'ING, ppr. Withdrawing privately from public view; as, an absconding debtor, who confines himself to his apartments, or absents himself to avoid the ministers of justice. In the latter sense, it is properly an adjective.

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absence
[.] AB'SENCE, n. [L. absens, from absum, abesse, to be away; ab and sum.] [.] 1. A state of being at a distance in place, or not in company. It is used to denote any distance indefinitely, either in the same town, or country, or in a foreign country; and primarily ...

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absent
[.] AB'SENT, a. [.] 1. Not present; not in company; at such a distance as to prevent communication. It is used also for being in a foreign country. [.] A gentleman is absent on his travels. [.] Absent from one another. Gen. 31:49. [.] 2. Heedless; inattentive ...

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absentee
[.] ABSENTEE', n. One who withdraws from his country, office or estate; one who removed to a distant place or to another counter.

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absenter
[.] ABSENT'ER, n. One who absents himself.

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absentment
[.] ABSENT'MENT, n. A state of being absent.

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absinthian
[.] ABSINTH'IAN, a. [from absinthium.] Of the nature of wormwood.

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absinthiated
[.] ABSINTH'IATED, a. Impregnated with wormwood.

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absinthium
[.] ABSINTH'IUM, n. Budaeus in his commentaries on Theophrast, supposes the word composed of a priv. delight, so named from its bitterness. But it may be an Oriental word. [.] The common wormwood; a bitter plant, used as a tonic. A species of Artemisia.

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absis
[.] AB'SIS, In astronomy. [See Apsis.]

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absolute
[.] AB'SOLUTE, a. [L. absolutus. See Absolve.] [.] 1. Literally, in a general sense, free, independent of any thing extraneous. Hence, [.] 2. Complete in itself; positive; as an absolute declaration. [.] 3. Unconditional, as an absolute promise. [.] 4. Existing ...

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absolutely
[.] AB'SOLUTELY, adv. [.] 1. Completely, wholly, as a thing is absolutely unintelligible. [.] 2. Without dependence or relation; in a state unconnected [.] Absolutely we cannot discommend, we cannot absolutely approve, either willingness to live, or forwardness ...

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absoluteness
[.] AB'SOLUTENESS, n. Independence, completeness in itself. [.] 2. Despotic authority, or that which is subject to no extraneous restriction, or control.

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absolution
[.] ABSOLU'TION, n. In the civil law, an acquittal or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent. In the canon law, a remission of sins pronounced by a priest in favor of a penitent. Among protestants, a sentence by which an excommunicated person is released ...

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absolutory
[.] AB'SOLUTORY, a. Absolving; that absolves.

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absolvatory
[.] ABSOLV'ATORY, a. [from absolve.] Containing absolution, pardon, or release; having power to absolve.

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absolve
[.] ABSOLVE', v.t. abzolv', [L. absolvo, from ab and solvo, to loose or release; to absolve, to finish; Heb. to loose or loosen. See Solve.] [.] To set free or release from some obligation, debt or responsibility; or from that which subjects a person to a burden or ...

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absolved
[.] ABSOLV'ED, pp. Released; acquitted; remitted; declared innocent.

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absolver
[.] ABSOLV'ER, n. One who absolves; also one that pronounces sin to be remit.

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absolving
[.] ABSOLV'ING, ppr. Setting free from a debt, or charge; acquitting; remitting.

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absonant
[.] AB'SONANT, a. [See absonous.] Wide from the purpose; contrary to reason.

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absonous
[.] AB'SONOUS, a. [L. absonus; ab and sonus, sound.] Unmusical or untunable

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absorb
[.] ABSORB', v.t. [L. absorbeo, ab and sorbeo, to drink in; to draw or drink in; whence sirup, sherbet, shrub.] [.] 1. To drink in; to suck up; to imbibe; as a spunge, or as the lacteals of the body. [.] 2. To drink in, swallow up, or overwhelm with water, as ...

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absorbability
[.] ABSORBABIL'ITY, n. a state or quality of being absorbable.

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absorbable
[.] ABSORB'ABLE, a. That may be imbibed or swallowed.

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absorbed
[.] ABSORB'ED, or ABSORPT', pp. Imbibed; swallowed; wasted; engaged; lost in study; wholly engrossed.

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absorbing
[.] ABSORB'ING, ppr. Imbibing; engrossing; wasting.

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absorpt
[.] ABSORB'ED, or ABSORPT', pp. Imbibed; swallowed; wasted; engaged; lost in study; wholly engrossed.

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absorption
[.] ABSORP'TION, n. [.] 1. The act or process of imbibing or swallowing; either by water which overwhelms, or by substances, which drink in and retain liquids; as the absorption of a body in a whirlpool, or of water by the earth, or of the humors of the body by dry ...

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absorptive
[.] ABSORP'TIVE, a. Having power to imbibe.

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abstain
[.] ABSTA'IN, v.i. [L. abstineo, to keep from; abs and teneo, to hold. See Tenant.] [.] In a general sense, to forbear, or refrain from, voluntarily; but used chiefly to denote a restraint upon the passions or appetites; to refrain from indulgence. [.] Abstain from ...

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abstemious
[.] ABSTE'MIOUS, a. [L. abstemium, from abs and temetum, an ancient name of strong wine, according to Fabius and Gellius. But Vossius supposes it to be from abstineo, by a change of n to m. It may be from the root of timeo, to fear, that is, to withdraw.] [.] 1. ...

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abstemiously
[.] ABSTE'MIOUSLY, adv. Temperately; with a sparing use of meat or drink.

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abstemiousness
[.] ABSTE'MIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being temperate or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. [.] This word expresses a greater degree of abstinence than temperance.

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absterge
[.] ABSTERGE', v.t. abstery'. [L. abstergeo, of abs and tergeo, to wipe. Tergeo may have a common origin with the Sw. torcka, G. trocknen, D. droogen, Sax. drygan, to dry; for these Teutonic verbs signify to wipe, as well as to dry.] [.] To wipe or make clean by wiping; ...

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abstergent
[.] ABSTERG'ENT, a. Wiping; cleansing. [.] ABSTERG'ENT, n. a medicine which frees the body from obstructions, as soap; but the use of the word is nearly superseded by detergent, which see.

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abstersion
[.] ABSTER'SION, n. [from L. abstergeo, abstersus.] The act of wiping clean; or a cleansing by medicines which resolve obstructions. [See Deterge, Detersion.]

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abstersive
[.] ABSTER'SIVE, a. Cleansing; having the quality of removing obstructions. [See Detersive.]

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abstinence
[.] AB'STINENCE, n. [L. abstinentia. See Abstain.] [.] 1. In general, the act or practice of voluntarily refraining from, or forbearing any action. "Abstinence from every thing which can be deemed labor. [.] More appropriately, [.] 2. The refraining from an ...

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abstinent
[.] AB'STINENT, a. Refraining from indulgence, especially in the use of food and drink.

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abstinently
[.] AB'STINENTLY, adv. With abstinence.

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abstinents
[.] AB'STINENTS, a sect which appeared in France and Spain in the third century, who opposed marriage, condemned the use of flesh meat, and placed the Holy Spirit in the class of created beings.

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abstract
[.] ABSTRACT', v.t. [L. abstraho, to draw from or separate; from abs and traho, which is the Eng. draw. See Draw.] [.] 1. To draw from, or to separate; as to abstract an action from its evil effects; to abstract spirit from any substance by distillation; but in this ...

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abstracted
[.] ABSTRACT'ED, pp. Separated; refined; exalted; abstruse; absent in mind.

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abstractedly
[.] ABSTRACT'EDLY, adv. In a separate state, or in contemplation only.

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abstractedness
[.] ABSTRACT'EDNESS, n. the state of being abstracted.

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abstracter
[.] ABSTRACT'ER, n. One who makes an abstract, or summary.

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abstracting
[.] ABSTRACT'ING, ppr. Separating, making a summary.

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abstraction
[.] ABSTRAC'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of separating, or state of being separated. [.] 2. The operation of the mind when occupied by abstract ideas; as when we contemplate some particular part, or property of a complex object, as separate from the rest. Thus, when ...

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abstractitious
[.] ABSTRACTI'TIOUS particularly from vegetables, without fermentation.

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abstractive
[.] ABSTRACT'IVE, a. Having the power or quality of abstracting. [.] ABSTRACT'IVE, a. Abstracted, or drawn from other substances,

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abstractly
[.] AB'STRACTLY, adv. separately; absolutely; in a state or manner unconnected with any thing else; as, matter abstractly considered.

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abstractness
[.] AB'STRACTNESS, n. A separate state; a state of being in contemplation only, or not connected with any object.

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abstrude
[.] ABSTRU'DE, v.t. [Infra.] To thrust or pull away. [Not used.]

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abstruse
[.] ABSTRU'SE, a. [L. abstrusus, from abstrudo, to thrust away, to conceal; abs and trudo; Eng. to thrust.] Hid; concealed; hence, remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; opposed to what is obvious. [Not used of material objects.] [.] Metaphysics ...

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abstrusely
[.] ABSTRU'SELY, adv. In a concealed; hence, remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; opposed to what is obvious. [Not used of material objects.]

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absurd
[.] ABSURD', a. [L. absurdus, from ab and surdus, deaf, insensible.] Opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with reason or the plain dictates of common sense. An absurd man acts contrary to the clear dictates of reason or sound judgement. An absurd proposition contradicts ...

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absurdly
[.] ABSURD'LY, adv. In a manner inconsistent with reason or obvious propriety.

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absurdness
[.] ABSURD'NESS, n. The same as absurdity, and less used.

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abtruseness
[.] ABTRU'SENESS, n. Obscurity of meaning; the state of quality of being difficult to be understood.

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abundance
[.] ABUND'ANCE, n. Great plenty; an overflowing quantity; ample sufficiency; in strictness applicable to quantity only; but customarily used of number, as an abundance of peasants. [.] In scripture, the abundance of the rich is great wealth. Eccl. 5. Mark, 7. Luke 21. [.] The ...

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abundant
[.] ABUND'ANT, a. Plentiful; in great quantity; fully sufficient; as an abundant supply. In scripture, abounding; having in great quantity; overflowing with. [.] The Lord God is abundant in goodness and truth. Ex. xxxiv. [.] Abundant number, in arithmetic, is one, ...

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abundantly
[.] ABUND'ANTLY, adv. Fully; amply; plentifully; in a sufficient degree.

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abusage
[.] ABU'SAGE, n. Abuse. [Not used.]

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abuse
[.] ABU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. abutor, abusus of ab and utor, to use; Gr. to accustom. See Use.] [.] 1. To use ill; to maltreat; to misuse; to use with bad motives or to wrong purposes; as, to abuse rights or privileges. [.] They that use this world as not abusing ...

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abused
[.] ABU'SED, pp. s as z. Ill-used; used to a bad purpose; treated with rude language; misemployed; perverted to bad or wrong ends; deceived; defiled; violated.

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abuseful
[.] ABU'SEFUL, a. Using or practicing abuse; abusive. [Not used.]

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abuser
[.] ABU'SER, n. s as z. One who abuses, in speech or behavior; one that deceives; a ravisher; a sodomite. 1Cor. vi.

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abusing
[.] ABU'SING, ppr. s as z. Using ill; employing to bad purposes; deceiving; violating the person; perverting.

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abusion
[.] ABU'SION, n. abu'zhon. Abuse; evil or corrupt usage; reproach. [Little used.]

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abusive
[.] ABU'SIVE, a. [.] 1. Practicing abuse; offering harsh words, or ill treatment; as an abusive author; an abusive fellow. [.] 2. Containing abuse, or that is the instrument of abuse, as abusive words; rude; reproachful. In the sense of deceitful, as an abusive ...

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abusively
[.] ABU'SIVELY, adv. In an abusive manner; rudely; reproachfully.

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abusiveness
[.] ABU'SIVENESS, n. Ill-usage; the quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person.

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abut
[.] ABUT', v.i. To border upon; to be contiguous to; to meet; in strictness, to adjoin to at the end; but this distinction has not always been observed. The word is chiefly used in describing the bounds or situation of land, and in popular language, is contracted into ...

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abutment
[.] ABUT'MENT, n. [.] 1. The head or end; that which unites one end of a thing to another; chiefly used to denote the solid pier or mound of earth, stone or timber, which is erected on the bank of a river to support the end of a bridge and connect it with the land. [.] 2. ...

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abuttal
[.] ABUT'TAL, n. The butting or boundary of land at the end; a head-land.

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aby
[.] ABY', v.t. or i. [Probably contracted from abide.] To endure; to pay dearly; to remain. Obs.

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abysm
[.] ABYSM', n. abyzm'. [See Abyss.] A gulf.

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abyss
[.] ABYSS', n. [Gr. bottomless, from a priv. and bottom, Ion. See Bottom.] [.] 1. A bottomless gulf; used also for a deep mass of waters, supposed by some to have encompassed the earth before the flood. [.] Darkness was upon the face of the deep, or abyss, as it ...

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abyssinian
[.] ABYSSIN'IAN, a. A name denoting a mixed multitude or a black race.

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abyssinians
[.] ABYSSIN'IANS, n. A sect of christians in Abyssinia, who admit but one nature in Jesus Christ, and reject the council of Chalcedon. They are governed by a bishop, or metropolitan, call Abuna, who is appointed by the Coptic patriarch of Cairo.

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ac
[.] AC, in Saxon, oak, the initial syllable of names, as acton, oaktown.

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acacalot
[.] ACAC'ALOT, n. A Mexican fowl, the Tantalus Mexicanus, or

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acacia
[.] ACA'CIA, n. [L. acacia, a thorn, from Gr., a point.] [.] Egyptian thorn, a species of plant ranked by Linne under the genus mimosa, and by others, made a distinct genus. Of the flowers of one species, the Chinese make a yellow dye which bears washing in silks, ...

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acacians
[.] ACA'CIANS, in Church History, were certain sects, so denominated from their leaders, Acacius, bishop of Cesarea, and Acacius, patriarch of Constantinople. Some of these maintained that the Son was only a similar, not the same, substance with the Father; others, that ...

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academe
[.] ACADE'ME; n. an academy; a society of persons. [Not used.]

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academial
[.] ACADE'MIAL, a Pertaining to an academy.

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academian
[.] ACADE'MIAN, n. A member of an academy; a student in a university or college.

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academic
[.] ACADEM'IC, a. Belonging to an academy, or to a college or ACADEM'ICAL, university - as academic studies; also noting what belongs to the school or philosophy of Plato - as the academic sect. [.] ACADEM'IC, n. One who belonged to the school or adhered to ...

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academically
[.] ACADEM'ICALLY, adv. In an academical manner.

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academician
[.] ACADEMI'CIAN, n. a member of an academy, or society for promoting arts and sciences; particularly, a member of the French academies.

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academism
[.] ACAD'EMISM, n. The doctrine of the academic philosophy.

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academist
[.] ACAD'EMIST, n. a member of an Academy for promoting arts and sciences; also an academic philosopher.

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academy
[.] ACAD'EMY, n. [L. academia.] Originally, it is said, a garden, grove, or villa, near Athens, where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences. [.] 1. A school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a university or college, and a common ...

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acalot
[.] AC'ALOT, Corvusaquaticus, water raven.

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acamacu
[.] ACAMAC'U, n. A bird, the Brazilian fly catcher, or Todus.

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acanaceous
[.] ACANA'CEOUS, a acana'shus. [Gr. a prickly shrub.] [.] Armed with prickles. A class of plants are called acanaceae.

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acantha
[.] ACANTH'A, n. [Gr. a spine or thorn.] [.] In botany, a prickle; in zoology, a spine or prickly fin; an acute process of the vertebers.

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acanthaceous
[.] ACANTHA'CEOUS, a. Armed with prickles, as a plant.

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acantharis
[.] ACAN'THARIS, n. In entomology, a species of Cimex, with a spinous thorax, and a ciliated abdomen, with spines; found in Jamaica.

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acanthine
[.] ACANTH'INE, a [See acanthus.] [.] Pertaining to the plant, acanthus. The acanthine garments of the ancients were made of the down of thistles, or embroidered in imitation of the acanthus.

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acanthopterygious
[.] ACANTHOPTERYG'IOUS, a [Gr. a thorn, and a little feather, from a feather.] [.] In zoology, having back fins which are hard, bony and pricky, a term applied to certain fishes.

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acanthus
[.] ACANTH'US, n. [G. and L. acanthus, from a prickle or thorn. See acantha.] [.] 1. The plant bear's breech or brank ursine; a genus of several species, receiving their name from their prickles. [.] 2. In architecture, an ornament resembling the foliage or leaves ...

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acanticone
[.] ACAN'TICONE, n. See Pistacite.

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acarnar
[.] ACARN'AR, n. A bright star, of the first magnitude, in Eridanus.

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acatalectic
[.] ACATALEC'TIC, n. [Gr. not defective at the end, to cease.] A verse, which has the complete number of syllables without defect or superfluity.

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acatalepsy
[.] ACAT'ALEPSY, n. [Gr. to comprehend.] [.] Impossibility of complete discovery or comprehension; incomprehensibility. [Little used.]

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acatechill
[.] ACAT'ECHILL, n. a Mexican bird, a species of Fringilla, of the size of the siskin.

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acater
[.] ACATER, ACATES. See Caterer and Cates.

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acates
[.] ACATER, ACATES. See Caterer and Cates.

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acauline
[.] ACAU'LINE, a. [L. a priv. and caulis, Gr. a stalk. See ACAU'LOUS, Colewort.] [.] In botany, without a stem, having flowers resting on the ground; as the Carline thistle.

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accede
[.] ACCE'DE, v.i. [L. accedo, of ad and cedo, to yield or give place, or rather to move.] [.] 1. To agree or assent, as to a proposition, or to terms proposed by another. Hence in a negotiation. [.] 2. To become a party, by agreeing to the terms of a treaty or ...

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acceding
[.] ACCE'DING, ppr. Agreeing; assenting: becoming a party to a treaty by agreeing to the terms proposed.

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accelerate
[.] ACCEL'ERATE, v.t. [L. accelero, of ad and celero, to hasten, from celer, quick. [.] 1. To cause to move faster; to hasten; to quicken motion; to add to the velocity of a moving body. It implies previous motion or progression. [.] 2. To add to natural or ordinary ...

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accelerated
[.] ACCEL'ERATED, pp. Quickened in motion; hastened in progress.

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accelerating
[.] ACCEL'ERATING, ppr. Hastening; increasing velocity or progression.

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acceleration
[.] ACCELERA'TION, n. The act of increasing velocity or progress; the state of being quickened in motion or action. Accelerated motion in mechanics and physics, is that which continually receives accessions of velocity; as, a falling body moves towards the earth with ...

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accelerative
[.] ACCEL'ERATIVE, a. Adding to velocity; quickening progression.

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acceleratory
[.] ACCEL'ERATORY, a Accelerating; quickening motion.

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accend
[.] ACCEND', v.t. [L. accendo, to kindle; ad and candeo, caneo, to be white, canus, white; W. can, white, bright; also a song. Whence, canto, to sing, to chant; cantus, a song; Eng. cant; W. canu, to bleach or whiten, and to sing; cymnud, fuel. Hence, kindle, L. candidus, ...

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accendibility
[.] ACCENDIBIL'ITY, n. Capacity of being kindled, or of becoming inflamed.

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accendible
[.] ACCEND'IBLE, a. Capable OF being inflamed or kindled.

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accension
[.] ACCEN'SION, n. The act of kindling or setting on fire; or the state of being kindled; inflammation.

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accent
[.] AC'CENT, n. [L. accentus, from ad and cano, cantum, to sing; See Accend.] [.] 1. The modulation of the voice in reading or speaking, as practiced by the ancient Greeks, which rendered their rehearsal musical. More strictly, in English, [.] 2. A particular stress ...

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accented
[.] AC'CENTED, pp. Uttered with accent; marked with accent.

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accenting
[.] AC'CENTING, ppr. Pronouncing or marking with accent.

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accentual
[.] ACCENT'UAL, a. Pertaining to accent.

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accentuate
[.] ACCENT'UATE, v.t. To mark or pronounce with an accent or with accents.

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accentuation
[.] ACCENTUA'TION, n. The act of placing accents in writing, or of pronouncing them in speaking.

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accept
[.] ACCEPT', v.t. [L. accepto, from accipio, ad and capio, to take.] [.] 1. To take or receive what is offered, with a consenting mind; to receive with approbation or favor. [.] Bless, Lord, his substance, and accept the work of his hands. Deut. 33. [.] He made ...

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acceptable
[.] ACCEPT'ABLE, a. [.] 1. That may be received with pleasure; hence pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; as an acceptable present. [.] 2. Agreeable or pleasing in person; as, a man makes himself acceptable by his services or civilities.

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acceptableness
[.] ACCEPT'ABLENESS, n. the quality of being agreeable to a ACCEPTABIL'ITY, receiver, or to a person with whom one has intercourse. [The latter word is little used, or not at all.]

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acceptably
[.] ACCEPT'ABLY, adv. In a manner to please, or give satisfaction. [.] Let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably. [.] Heb. 12.

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acceptance
[.] ACCEPT'ANCE, n. [.] 1. A receiving with approbation or satisfaction; favorable reception; as work done to acceptance. [.] They shall come up with acceptance on my altar. Isa. 60. [.] 2. the receiving of a bill of exchange or order, in such a manner, as to ...

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acceptation
[.] ACCEPTA'TION, n. [.] 1. Kind reception; a receiving with favor or approbation. [.] This is a saying worthy of all acceptation. 1 Tim. 1. [.] 2. A state of being acceptable; favorable regard. [.] Some things are of great dignity and acceptation with God [.] But ...

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accepted
[.] ACCEPT'ED, pp. Kindly received; regarded; agreed to; understood; received as a bill of exchange.

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accepter
[.] ACCEPT'ER, OR ACCEPT'OR, n. A person who accepts; the person who receives a bill of exchange so as to bind himself to pay it. [See Acceptance.]

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accepting
[.] ACCEPT'ING, ppr. Receiving favorably; agreeing to; understanding.

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acception
[.] ACCEP'TION, n. The received sense of a word. [Not now used.]

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acceptive
[.] ACCEPT'IVE, a. Ready to accept. [Not used.]

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acceptor
[.] ACCEPT'ER, OR ACCEPT'OR, n. A person who accepts; the person who receives a bill of exchange so as to bind himself to pay it. [See Acceptance.]

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access
[.] ACCESS', n. [L. accessus, from accedo. See Accede.] [.] 1. A coming to; near approach; admittance; admission, as to gain access to a prince. [.] 2. Approach, or the way by which a thing may be approached; as, the access is by a neck of land. [.] 3. Means ...

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accessarily
[.] ACCESSARILY, See ACCESSORILY.

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accessariness
[.] ACCESSARINESS, See ACCESSORINESS

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accessary
[.] ACCESSARY, See ACCESSORY.

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accessibility
[.] ACCESSIBIL'ITY, n. The quality of being approachable; or of admitting access.

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accessible
[.] ACCESS'IBLE, a. [.] 1. That may be approached or reached; approachable; applied to things; as an accessible town or mountain. [.] 2. Easy of approach, affable, used of persons.

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accession
[.] ACCESS'ION, n. [L. accessio.] [.] 1. A coming to; an acceding to and joining; as a king's accession to a confederacy. [.] 2. Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation; as an accession of wealth or territory. [.] 3. In law, a mode of ...

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accessional
[.] ACCESS'IONAL, a. Additional

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accessorial
[.] ACCESSO'RIAL, a. Pertaining to an accessory; as accessorial agency, accessorial guilt.

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accessorily
[.] AC'CESSORILY, adv. [See Accessory.] In the manner of an accessory; by subordinate means, or in a secondary character; not as principal, but as a subordinate agent.

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accessoriness
[.] AC'CESSORINESS, n. The state of being accessory, or of being or acting in a secondary character.

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accessory
[.] AC'CESSORY, a. [L. Accessorius, from accessus, accedo. See Accede. This word is accented on the first syllable on account of the derivatives, which require a secondary accent on the third; but the natural accent of accessory is on the second syllable, and thus it ...

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accidence
[.] AC'CIDENCE, n. [See Accident.] A small book containing the rudiments of grammar.

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accident
[.] AC'CIDENT, n. [L. accidens, falling, from ad and cado, to fall. See Case and Cadence. Class Gd.] [.] 1. A coming or falling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect ...

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accidental
[.] ACCIDENT'AL, a. [.] 1. Happening by chance, or rather unexpectedly; casual; fortuitous, taking place not according to the usual course of things; opposed to that which is constant, regular, or intended, as an accidental visit. [.] 2. Non-essential; not necessarily ...

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accidentally
[.] ACCIDENT'ALLY, adv. By chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.

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accidentalness
[.] ACCIDENT'ALNESS, n. The quality of being casual. [Little used.]

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accidentiary
[.] ACCIDEN'TIARY, a. Pertaining to the accidence. [Not used.]

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accipiter
[.] ACCIP'ITER, n. [L. ad and capio, to seize.] [.] 1. A name given to a fish, the milvus or lucerna, a species of Trigla. [.] 2. In ornithology, the name of the order of rapacious fowls. [.] The accipiters have a hooked bill, the superior mandible, near the base, ...

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accipitrine
[.] ACCIP'ITRINE, a. Seizing; rapacious; as the accipitrine order of fowls.

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accite
[.] ACCI'TE v.t. [L. adand cito, to cite.] To call; to cite; to summon. [Not used.]

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acclaim
[.] ACCLA'IM v.t. [L acclamo, ad and clamo, to cry out. See Claim, Clamor.] To applaud. [Little used.

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acclamation
[.] ACCLAMA'TION, n. [L. acclamatio. See acclaim.] [.] A shout of applause uttered by a multitude. Anciently, acclamation was a form of words, uttered with vehemence, somewhat resembling a song, sometimes accompanied with applauses which were given by the hands. Acclamations ...

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acclamatory
[.] ACCLAM'ATORY, a. Expressing joy or applause by shouts, or clapping of hands.

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acclimated
[.] ACCLI'MATED, a. Habituated to a foreign climate, or a climate not native; so far accustomed to a foreign climate as not to be peculiarly liable to its endemical diseases.

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acclivity
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acclivous
[.] ACCLI'VOUS, a. Rising, as a hill with a slope.

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accloy
[.] ACCLOY', To fill; to stuff; to fill to satiety. [Not used.] [See Clay.]

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accoil
[.] ACCOIL', [See Coil.]

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accola
[.] AC'COLA, n. A delicate fish eaten at Malta.

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accolade
[.] ACCOLA'DE, n. [L. ad and collum, neck.] [.] A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood; but whether an embrace or a blow, seems not to be settled.

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accommodable
[.] ACCOM'MODABLE, a. [See Accommodate.] [.] That may be fitted, made suitable, or made to agree. [Little used.]

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accommodate
[.] ACCOM'MODATE, v.t. [L. accommodo, to apply or suit, from ad and commodo, to profit or help; of con, with, and modus, measure, proportion, limit, or manner. See Mode.] [.] 1. To fit, adapt, or make suitable; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances; to accommodate ...

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accommodated
[.] ACCOM'MODATED, pp. fitted; adjusted; adapted; applied; also furnished with conveniences. [.] We are well accommodated with lodgings.

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accommodately
[.] ACCOM'MODATELY, adv. Suitable; fitly. [Little used.]

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accommodateness
[.] ACCOM'MODATENESS, n. fitness. [Little used.]

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accommodating
[.] ACCOM'MODATING, ppr. Adapting; making suitable; reconciling; furnishing with conveniences; applying.

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accommodation
[.] ACCOMMODA'TION, n. [.] 1. Fitness; adaptation; followed by to. [.] The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions. [.] 2. Adjustment of differences; reconciliation; as of parties in dispute. [.] 3. Provision of conveniences. [.] 4. ...

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accommodator
[.] ACCOM'MODATOR, n. One that accommodates; one that adjusts.

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accompanable
[.] ACCOM'PANABLE, a. [See Accompany.] sociable. [Not used.]

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accompanied
[.] ACCOM'PANIED, pp. Attended; joined with in society.

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accompaniment
[.] ACCOM'PANIMENT, n. Something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added by way of ornament to the principal thing, or for the sake of symmetry. Thus instruments of music attending the voice; small objects in painting; dogs, guns and game in a hunting piece; ...

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accompanist
[.] ACCOM'PANIST, n. The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.

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accompany
[.] ACCOM'PANY, v.t. [See Company.] [.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, walk, &c; as a man accompanies his friend to church, or on a tour. [.] 2. To be with as connected; to attend; as pain accompanies disease.

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accompanying
[.] ACCOM'PANYING, ppr. Attending; going with as a companion.

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accomplice
[.] ACCOM'PLICE, n. [L. complicatus, folded together, of con, with, and plico, to fold. See Complex and Pledge.] An associate in a crime; a partner or partaker in guilt. It was formerly used in a good sense for a co-operator, but this sense is wholly obsolete. It is ...

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accomplish
[.] ACCOM'PLISH, v.t. [L. compleo, to complete. See Complete.] [.] 1. To complete; to finish entirely. [.] That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolation of Jerusalem. Dan. 9 [.] 2. To execute; as to accomplish a vow, wrath or fury. Lev. 13 and ...

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accomplished
[.] ACCOM'PLISHED, pp. [.] 1. Finished; completed; fulfilled; executed; effected. [.] 2. a. Well endowed with good qualities and manners; complete in acquirements; having a finished education. [.] 3. Fashionable.

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accomplisher
[.] ACCOM'PLISHER, n. One who accomplishes.

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accomplishing
[.] ACCOM'PLISHING, ppr. finishing; completing; fulfilling; executing; effecting; furnishing with valuable qualities.

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accomplishment
[.] ACCOM'PLISHMENT, n. [.] 1. Completion; fulfillment; entire performance; as the accomplishment of a prophecy. [.] 2. The act of carrying into effect, or obtaining an object designed; attainment; as the accomplishment of our desires or ends. [.] 3. Acquirement; ...

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accompt
[.] ACCOMPT', obs. [See Account.]

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accomptant
[.] ACCOMPT'ANT, Obs. [See Accountant.]

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accord
[.] ACCORD', n.The Lat. has concors, concordo. [.] 1. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills. [.] They all continued with one accord in prayer. Acts, 1. [.] 2. Concert; harmony of sounds; the union of different sounds, which ...

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accordable
[.] ACCORD'ABLE, a. Agreeable, consonant.

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accordant
[.] ACCORD'ANT, a. Corresponding; consonant; agreeable.

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accorded
[.] ACCORD'ED, pp. Make to agree; adjusted.

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accorder
[.] ACCORD'ER, n. One that aids, or favors. [Little used.]

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according
[.] ACCORD'ING, ppr. [.] 1. Agreeing; harmonizing. [.] Th' according music of a well mixt state. [.] 2. Suitable; agreeable; in accordance with. [.] In these senses, the word agrees with or refers to a sentence. [.] Our zeal should be according to knowledge. [.] Noble ...

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accordingly
[.] ACCORD'INGLY, adv. Agreeably; suitably; in a manner conformable to. [.] Those who live in faith and good works, will be rewarded accordingly.

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accorporate
[.] ACCORP'ORATE, v.t. To unite; [Not in use.] [See Incorporate.]

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accost
[.] ACCOST', v.t. [.] 1. To approach; to draw near; to come side by side, or face to face. [Not in use.] [.] 2. To speak first to; to address. [.] ACCOST', v.i. to adjoin. [Not in use.]

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accostable
[.] ACCOST'ABLE, a. Ease of access; familiar.

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accosted
[.] ACCOST'ED, pp. Address; first spoken to. In heraldry, being side by side.

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accosting
[.] ACCOST'ING, ppr. Addressing by first speaking to.

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accoucheur
[.] ACCOUCHEUR, n. accoshare. A man who assists women in childbirth.

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account
[.] ACCOUNT', n. [.] 1. A sum stated on paper; a registry of a debt or credit; of debts and credits, or charges; an entry in a book or on paper of things bought or sold, of payments, services &c., including the names of the parties to the transaction, date, and price ...

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accountability
[.] ACCOUNTABIL'ITY, n. [.] 1. The state of being liable to answer for one's conduct; liability to give account, and to receive reward or punishment for actions. [.] The awful idea of accountability. [.] 2. Liability to the payment of money or of damages; responsibility ...

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accountable
[.] ACCOUNT'ABLE, a. [.] 1. Liable to be called to account; answerable to a superior. [.] Every man is accountable to God for his conduct. [.] 2. Subject to pay, or make good, in case of loss. A sheriff is accountable, as bailiff and receiver of goods. [.] Accountable ...

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accountableness
[.] ACCOUNT'ABLENESS, n. Liableness to answer or to give account; the state of being answerable, or liable to the payment of money or damages.

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accountant
[.] ACCOUNT'ANT, n. One skilled in mercantile accounts; more generally, a person who keeps accounts; an officer in a public office who has charge of the accounts. In Great Britain, an officer in the court of chancery, who receives money and pays it to the bank, is call ...

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accountbook
[.] ACCOUNT'BOOK, n. A book in which accounts are kept.

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accounted
[.] ACCOUNT'ED, pp. Esteemed; deemed; considered; regarded; valued. [.] Accounted for, explained.

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accounting
[.] ACCOUNT'ING, ppr. Deeming; esteeming; reckoning; rendering an account. [.] Accounting for, rendering an account; assigning the reasons; unfolding the causes. [.] ACCOUNT'ING, n. The act of reckoning or adjusting accounts.

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accouple
[.] ACCOUPLE, v.t. accup'ple. To couple; to join or link together. [See Couple.]

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accouplement
[.] ACCOUPLEMENT, n. accup'plement. A coupling, a connecting in pairs; junction. [Little used.]

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accourage
[.] ACCOUR'AGE, v.t. accur'age. [See Courage.] To encourage. [Not used.]

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accourt
[.] ACCOURT, v.t. [See Court.] To entertain with courtesy. [Not used.]

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accouter
[.] ACCOUTER, v.t. acoot'er [.] In a general sense, to dress; to equip, but appropriately, to array in a military dress; to put on, or to furnish with a military dress and arms; to equip the body for military service.

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accoutered
[.] ACCOUT'ERED, pp. Dressed in arms; equipped.

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accoutering
[.] ACCOUT'ERING, ppr. Equipping with military habiliments.

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accouterments
[.] ACCOUT'ERMENTS, n. plu. [.] 1. Dress; equipage; furniture for the body; appropriately, military dress and arms; equipage for military service. [.] 2. In common usage, an old or unusual dress.

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accoy
[.] ACCOY', v.t. To render quiet or diffident; to soothe; to caress. [Obs.]

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accredit
[.] ACCRED'IT, v.t. [L. ad and credo, to believe, or give faith to. See Credit.] [.] To give credit, authority, or reputation; to accredit an envoy, is to receive him in his public character, and give him credit and rank accordingly.

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accreditation
[.] ACCREDITA'TION, n. That which gives title to credit. [Little used.]

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accredited
[.] ACCRED'ITED, pp. Allowed; received with reputation; authorized in a public character.

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accrediting
[.] ACCRED'ITING, ppr. Giving authority or reputation.

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accrescent
[.] ACCRES'CENT,a. [See Accretion.] Increasing.

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accretion
[.] ACCRE'TION, n. [Lat. accretio, increase; accres'co, to increase, literally, to grow to; ad and cresco; Eng. accrue; See Increase, Accrue, Grow.] [.] 1. A growing to; an increase by natural growth; applied to the increase of organic bodies by the accession of ...

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accretive
[.] ACCRE'TIVE, a. Increasing by growth; growing; adding to be growth; as the accretive motion of plants.

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accroach
[.] ACCROACH, v.i. [.] 1. To hook, or draw to, as with a hook; but in this sense not used. [.] 2. To encroach; to draw away from another. Hence in old laws to assume the exercise of royal prerogatives. [.] The noun accroachment, an encroachment, or attempt to exercise ...

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accrue
[.] ACCRUE, v.i. accru'. [L. accresco, cresco.] [.] Literally, to grow to; hence to arise, proceed or come; to be added, as increase, profit or damage; as, a profit accrues to government from the coinage of copper; a loss accrues from the coinage of gold and silver. [.] ACCRUE, ...

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accruing
[.] ACCRU'ING, ppr. Growing to; arising; coming; being added.

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accrument
[.] ACCRU'MENT, n. Addition; increase. [Little used.]

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accubation
[.] ACCUBA'TION, n. [L. accubatio, a reclingin, from ad and cubo, to lie down. See Cube.] [.] A lying or reclining on a couch, as the ancients at their meals. The manner was to recline on low beds or couches with the head resting on a pillow or on the elbow. Two or ...

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accumb
[.] ACCUMB', v.i. [L. accumbo; ad and cubo.] To recline as at table. [Not used.]

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accumbency
[.] ACCUM'BENCY, n. State of being accumbent or reclining.

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accumbent
[.] ACCUM'BENT, a. [L. accumbens, accumbo, from cubo. See Accubation.] Leaning or reclining, as the ancients at their meals.

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accumulate
[.] ACCU'MULATE, v.t. [L. accumulo, ad and cumulo, to heap; cumulus a heap.] [.] 1. To heap up; to pile; to amass; as, to accumulate earth or stones. [.] 2. To collect or bring together; as to accumulate causes of misery; to accumulate wealth. [.] ACCU'MULATE, ...

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accumulated
[.] ACCU'MULATED, pp. Collected into a heap or great quantity.

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accumulating
[.] ACCU'MULATING, ppr. Heaping up; amassing; increasing greatly.

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accumulation
[.] ACCUMULA'TION,n. [.] 1. The act of accumulating; the state of being accumulated; an amassing; a collecting together; as an accumulation of earth or of evils. [.] 2. In law, the concurrence of several titles to the same thing, or of several circumstances to the ...

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accumulative
[.] ACCU'MULATIVE, a. That accumulates; heaping up; accumulating.

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accumulator
[.] ACCU'MULATOR, n. One that accumulates, gathers, or amasses.

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accuracy
[.] AC'CURACY,n. [L. accuratio, from accurare, to take care of; ad and curare, to take care; cura, care. See Care.] [.] 1. Exactness; exact conformity to truth; or to a rule or model; freedom from mistake; nicety; correctness; precision which results from care. The ...

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accurate
[.] AC'CURATE, a. [L. accuratus.] [.] 1. In exact conformity to truth, or to a standard or rule, or to a model; free from failure, error, or defect; as an accurate account; accurate measure; an accurate expression. [.] 2. Determinate; precisely fixed; as, one body ...

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accurately
[.] AC'CURATELY, adv. [.] 1. Exactly; in an accurate manner; with precision; without error or defect; as a writing accurately copied. [.] 2. Closely; so as to be perfectly tight; as a vial accurately stopped.

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accurateness
[.] AC'CURATENESS, n. Accuracy; exactness; nicety; precision.

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accurse
[.] ACCURSE, v.t. accurs', [ Ac for ad and curse.] To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon. [This verb is rarely used. See Curse.]

481

accursed
[.] ACCURS'ED, pp. or a. [.] 1. Doomed to destruction or misery: [.] The city shall be accursed. John 6. [.] 2. Separated from the faithful; cast out of the church; excommunicated. [.] I could wish myself accursed from Christ. [.] 3. Worthy of the curse; ...

482

accusable
[.] ACCU'SABLE,a. That may be accused; chargeable with a crime; blamable; liable to censure; followed by of.

483

accusant
[.] ACCU'SANT, n. One who accuses.

484

accusation
[.] ACCUSA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of charging with a crime or offense; the act of accusing of any wrong or injustice. [.] 2. The charge of an offense or crime; or the declaration containing the charge. [.] They set over his head his accusation. Mat. 27.

485

accusative
[.] ACCU'SATIVE, a. A term given to a case of nouns, in Grammars, on which the action of a verb terminates or falls; called in English Grammar the objective case.

486

accusatively
[.] ACCU'SATIVELY, adv. [.] 1. In an accusative manner. [.] 2. In relation to the accusative case in Grammar.

487

accusatory
[.] ACCU'SATORY, a. Accusing; containing an accusation; as an accusatory libel.

488

accuse
[.] ACCU'SE, v.t. [L. accuso, to blame or accuse; ad and causor, to blame, or accuse; causa, blame, suit, or process, cause. See Cause.] [.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed a crime, either by plaint, or complaint, information, indictment, or impeachment; ...

489

accused
[.] ACCU'SED, pp. Charged with a crime, by a legal process; charged with an offense; blamed.

490

accuser
[.] ACCU'SER, n. One who accuses or blames; an officer who prefers an accusation against another for some offense, in the name of the government, before a tribunal that has cognizance of the offense.

491

accusing
[.] ACCU'SING, ppr. Charging with a crime; blaming.

492

accustom
[.] ACCUS'TOM, v.t. [.] To make familiar by use; to form a habit by practice; to habituate or inure; as to accustom one's self to a spare diet. [.] ACCUS'TOM, v.i. [.] 1. To be wont, or habituated to do anything. [Little used.] [.] 2. To cohabit. [Not used.] [.] ACCUS'TOM, ...

493

accustomable
[.] ACCUS'TOMABLE, a. Of long custom; habitual; customary. [Little used.]

494

accustomably
[.] ACCUS'TOMABLY, adv. According to custom or habit. [Little used.]

495

accustomance
[.] ACCUS'TOMANCE, n. custom; habitual use or practice. [Not used.]

496

accustomarily
[.] ACCUS'TOMARILY, adv. According to custom or common practice. [See Customarily.] [Little used.]

497

accustomary
[.] ACCUS'TOMARY, a. Usual; customary [See Customary.] [Little used.]

498

accustomed
[.] ACCUS'TOMED, pp. [.] 1. Being familiar by use; habituated; inured. [.] 2. a. Usual; often practiced; as in their accustomed manner.

499

accustoming
[.] ACCUS'TOMING, ppr. Making familiar by practice; inuring.

500

ace
[.] ACE, n. [L. as, a unit or pound; G. ass.] [.] 1. A unit; a single point on a card or die; or the card or die so marked. [.] 2. A very small quantity; a particle; an atom; a trifle; as a creditor will not abate an ace of his demand.

501

aceetate
[.] ACE'ETATE, n. [See Acid.] In chimistry, a neutral salt formed by the union of the acetic acid, or radical vinegar, with any salifiable base, as with earths, metals, and alkalies; as the acetate of alumine, of lime, or of copper.

502

aceldama
[.] ACEL'DAMA, n. [.] A field said to have laid south of Jerusalem, the same as the potters field, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, and therefore called the field of blood. It was appropriated to the interment of strangers.

503

acephalous
[.] ACEPH'ALOUS, a. [Gr. a priv., a head.] [.] Without a head, headless. In history, the term Acephali, or Acephalites was given to several sects who refused to follow some noted leader, and to such bishops as were exempt from the jurisdiction and discipline of their ...

504

acephalus
[.] ACEPH'ALUS, n. an obsolete name of the taenia or tape worm, which was formerly supposed to have no head; an error now exploded. the term is also used to express a verse defective in the beginning.

505

acerb
[.] ACERB', a. [L. acerbus; G. herbe, harsh, sour, tart, bitter, rough, whence herbst autumn, herbstzeit, harvest time. See Harvest.] [.] Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste; sour, with astringency or roughness; a quality of unripe fruits.

506

acerbity
[.] ACERB'ITY, n. [.] 1. A sourness, with roughness, or astringency. [.] 2. Figuratively, harshness or severity of temper in man.

507

aceric
[.] ACER'IC, a. [L. acer, a maple tree.] [.] Pertaining to the maple; obtained from the maple, as aceric acid.

508

acerous
[.] AC'EROUS, a. [L. acerosus, chaffy, from acus, chaff or a point.] [.] 1. In botany, chaffy; resembling chaff. [.] 2. An acerous or acerose leaf is one which is linear and permanent, in form of a needle, as in pine.

509

acescency
[.] ACES'CENCY, n. [L. acescens, turning sour, from acesco. See Acid.] [.] A turning sour by spontaneous decomposition; a state of becoming sour, tart, or acid, and hence a being moderately sour.

510

acescent
[.] ACES'CENT, a. Turning sour; becoming tart or acid by spontaneous decomposition. Hence slightly sour; but the latter sense is usually expressed by acidulous or subacid.

511

aceste
[.] ACES'TE, n. In entomology, a species of papilio or butterfly, with subdentated wings, found in India.

512

acestis
[.] ACES'TIS, n. A factitious sort of chrysocolla, made of Cyprian verdigris, urine, and niter.

513

acetabulum
[.] ACETAB'ULUM, n. [L. from acetum, vinegar. See Acid.] Among the Romans a vinegar cruse or like vessel, and a measure of about one eighth of a pint. [.] 1. In anatomy, the cavity of a bone for receiving the protuberant end of another bone, and therefore forming ...

514

acetary
[.] AC'ETARY, n. [See Acid.] an acid pulpy substance in certain fruits, as the pear, inclosed in a congeries of small calculous bodies, towards the base of the fruit.

515

acetated
[.] AC'ETATED, a. [See Acid.] Combined with acetic acid, or radical vinegar.

516

acetic
[.] ACE'TIC, a. [See Acid.] A term used to denote a particular acid, acetic acid, the concentrated acid of vinegar, or radical vinegar. It may be obtained by exposing common vinegar to frost - the water freezing leaves the acetic acid, in a state of purity.

517

acetification
[.] ACETIFICA'TION, n. The act of making acetous or sour; or the operation of making vinegar.

518

acetify
[.] ACE'TIFY, v.t. To convert into acid or vinegar.

519

acetite
[.] AC'ETITE, [See Acid.] Neutral salt formed by the acetous acid, with a salifiable base; as the acetite of copper, aluminous acetite.

520

acetometer
[.] ACETOM'ETER, n. [L. acetum, vinegar, and measure.] [.] An instrument for ascertaining the strength of vinegar.

521

acetous
[.] ACE'TOUS, a. [See Acid.[ Sour; like or having the nature of vinegar. Acetous acid is the term used by chimists for distilled vinegar. This acid, in union with different bases, forms salts called acetites.

522

acetum
[.] ACE'TUM, n. [L. See Acid.] Vinegar, a sour liquor, obtained from vegetables dissolved in boiling water, and from fermented and spirituous liquors, by exposing them to heat and air. [.] This is called the acid or acetous fermentation

523

ache
[.] ACHE, v.i. ake. [Gr. to ache or be in pain. The primary sense is to be pressed. Perhaps the oriental to press.] [.] 1. To suffer pain; to have or be in pain, or in continued pain; as, the head aches. [.] 2. To suffer grief, or extreme grief; to be distressed; ...

524

achean
[.] ACHE'AN, a. Pertaining to Achaia in Greece, and a celebrated league or confederacy established there. This State lay on the gulf of Corinth, with Peloponnesus.

525

acherner
[.] ACHERN'ER, n. A star of the first magnitude in the southern extremity of the constellation Eridanus.

526

acherset
[.] ACH'ERSET, n. An ancient measure of corn, supposed to be about eight bushels.

527

achievable
[.] ACHIE'VABLE, a. [See Achieve.] That may be performed.

528

achievance
[.] ACHIE'VANCE, n. Performance.

529

achieve
[.] ACHIE'VE, v.t. [.] 1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. It is appropriately used for the effect of efforts made by the hand or bodily exertion, as deeds achieved by valor. [.] 2. To gain or obtain, as the result of ...

530

achieved
[.] ACHIE'VED, pp. Performed; obtained; accomplished.

531

achievement
[.] ACHIE'VEMENT, n. [.] 1. The performance of an action. [.] 2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, or boldness. [.] 3. An obtaining by exertion. [.] 4. An escutcheon or ensigns armorial, granted for the performance of a great or honorable ...

532

achiever
[.] ACHIE'VER, n. One who accomplishes a purpose, or obtains an object by his exertions.

533

achieving
[.] ACHIE'VING, ppr. Performing; executing; gaining.

534

aching
[.] A'CHING, ppr. Being in pain; suffering distress. [.] A'CHING, n. Pain; continued pain or distress.

535

achiote
[.] A'CHIOTE, n. The anotta, a tree, and a drug used for dyeing red. The bard of the tree makes good cordage, and the wood is used to excite fire by friction. [See Anotta.]

536

achor
[.] A'CHOR, n. [Gr., sordes capitis.] [.] 1. The scald head, a disease forming scaly eruptions, supposed to be a critical evacuation of acrimonious humors; a species of herpes. [.] 2. In mythology, the God of flies, said to have been worshipped by the Cyreneans, ...

537

achromatic
[.] ACHROMAT'IC, a. [Gr. priv. and color.] [.] Destitute of color. achromatic telescopes are formed of a combination of lenses, which separate the variously color rays of light to equal angles of divergence, at different angles of refraction of the mean ray. In this ...

538

acicular
[.] ACIC'ULAR, a. [L. acicula, Priscian, a needle, from Gr., L. a point. See Acid.] [.] In the shape of a needle; having sharp points like needles. [.] An acicular prism is when the crystals are slender and straight.

539

acicularly
[.] ACIC'ULARLY, adv. In the manner of needles, or prickles.

540

acid
[.] AC'ID, a. [L. acidus. See Edge.] [.] Sour, sharp or biting to the taste, having the taste of vinegar, as acid fruits or liquors. [.] AC'ID, n. In chimistry, acids are a class of substances, so denominated from their taste, or the sensation of sourness which ...

541

acidiferous
[.] ACIDIF'EROUS, a. [Acid and L. fero.] Containing acids, or an acid. [.] Acidiferous minerals are such as consist of an earth combined with an acid; as carbonate of lime, aluminite, &c.

542

acidifiable
[.] ACID'IFIABLE, a. [From Acidify.] [.] Capable of being converted into an acid, by union with an acidifying principle, without decomposition.

543

acidification
[.] ACIDIFICA'TION, n. The act or process of acidifying or changing into an acid.

544

acidified
[.] ACID'IFIED, pp. Made acid; converted into an acid.

545

acidifier
[.] ACID'IFIER, n. That which by combination forms an acid, as oxygen and hydrogen.

546

acidify
[.] ACID'IFY, v.t. [Acid and L. facio.] [.] To make acid; but appropriately to convert into an acid, chimically so called, by combination with any substance.

547

acidifying
[.] ACID'IFYING, ppr. Making acid; converting into an acid; having power to change into an acid. Oxygen is called the acidifying principle or element.

548

acidimeter
[.] ACIDIM'ETER, n. [Acid and Gr. measure.] [.] An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids.

549

acidity
[.] ACID'ITY, n. The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste.

550

acidness
[.] AC'IDNESS, n. The quality of being sour; acidity.

551

acidulate
[.] ACID'ULATE, v.t. [L. acidulus, slightly sour; [.] To tinge with an acid; to make acid in a moderate degree.

552

acidulated
[.] ACID'ULATED, pp. Tinged with an acid; made slightly sour.

553

acidulating
[.] ACID'ULATING, ppr. Tinging with an acid.

554

acidule
[.] AC'IDULE, n. In chimistry, a compound base is supersaturated

555

acidulous
[.] ACID'ULOUS, a. [L. acidulus. See Acid.] [.] Slightly sour; sub-acid, or having an excess of acid; as acidulous sulphate.

556

acidulum
[.] ACID'ULUM, with acid; as, tartareous acidulum; oxalic acidulum.

557

acinaciform
[.] ACINAC'IFORM, a. [L. acinaces, a cimeter, Gr. and L. forma, form.] [.] In botany, formed like, or resembling a cimeter.

558

aciniform
...

559

acinose
[.] AC'INOSE, a. [From L. acinus. See Aciniform.]

560

acinous
[.] AC'INOUS,

561

acinus
[.] AC'INUS, n. [L.] In botany, one of the small grains, which compose the fruit of the blackberry, &c.

562

acipenser
[.] AC'IPENSER, a. In ichthyology, a genus of fishes, of the order of chondropterygii, having an obtuse head; the mouth under the head, retractile and without teeth. To this genus belong the sturgeon, sterlet, huso, &c.

563

acitli
[.] ACIT'LI, n. A name of the water hare, or great crested grebe or diver.

564

acknowledge
[.] ACKNOWL'EDGE, v.t. Aknol'edge, [ad and knowledge. See Know.] [.] 1. To own, avow or admit to be true, by a declaration of assent; as to acknowledge the being of a God. [.] 2. To own or notice with particular regard. [.] In all thy ways acknowledge God. Prov. ...

565

acknowledged
[.] ACKNOWL'EDGED, pp. Owned; confessed; noticed with regard or gratitude; received with approbation; owned before authority.

566

acknowledging
[.] ACKNOWL'EDGING, ppr. Owning; confessing; approving; grateful; but the latter sense is a gallicism, not to be used.

567

acknowledgment
[.] ACKNOWL'EDGMENT, n. [.] 1. The act of owning; confession; as, the acknowledgment of a fault. [.] 2. The owning, with approbation, or in the true character; as the acknowledgment of a God, or of a public minister. [.] 3. Concession; admission of the truth; ...

568

acme
[.] AC'ME, n. Ac'my [Gr.] [.] The top or highest point. It is used to denote the maturity or perfection of an animal. Among physicians, the crisis of a disease, or its utmost violence. Old medical writers divided the progress of a disease into four periods, the arche, ...

569

acne
[.] AC'NE, n. Ac'ny. [Gr.] [.] A small hard pimple or tubercle on the face.

570

acnestis
[.] ACNESTIS, n. [Gr. a priv. to rub or gnaw.] [.] That part of the spine in quadrupeds which extends from the metaphrenon, between the shoulder blades, to the loins; which the animal cannot reach to scratch.

571

aco
[.] AC'O, n. A Mediterranean fish, called also sarachus.

572

acolin
[.] AC'OLIN, n. a bird of the partridge kind in Cuba. Its breast and belly are white; its back and tail of a dusky yellow brown.

573

acolothist
[.] ACOL'OTHIST, n. [Gr.]

574

acolyte
[.] AC'OLYTE, [.] In the ancient church, one of the subordinate officers, who lighted the lamps, prepared the elements of the sacraments, attended the bishops, &c. An officer of the like character is still employed in the Romish Church.

575

aconite
[.] AC'ONITE, n. [L. aconitum; Gr.] [.] The herb wolf's bane, or monks-hood, a poisonous plant; and in poetry, used for poison in general.

576

acontias
[.] ACON'TIAS, n. [Gr. a dart.] [.] 1. A species of serpent, called dart-snake, or jaculum, from its manner of darting on its prey. This serpent is about three feet in length; of a light gray color with black spots, resembling eyes; the belly perfectly white. It is ...

577

acop
[.] ACOP' adv. [a and cope.] At the top.

578

acorn
[.] A'CORN, n. [.] 1. The seed or fruit of the oak; an oval nut which grows in a rough permanent cup. [.] The first settlers of Boston were reduced to the necessity of feeding on clams, muscles, ground nuts, and acorns. [.] 2. In marine language, a small ornamental ...

579

acorned
[.] A'CORNED, a. Furnished or loaded with acorns.

580

acorus
[.] A'CORUS, n. [L. from Gr..] [.] 1. Aromatic Calamus, sweet flag, or sweet rush. [.] 2. In natural history, blue coral, which grows in the form of a tree, on a rocky bottom, in some parts of the African seas. it is brought from the Camarones and Benin. [.] 3. ...

581

acotyledon
[.] ACOTYL'EDON, n. [Gr. a priv. a hollow.] [.] In botany, a plant whose seeds have no side lobes, or cotyledons.

582

acotyledonous
[.] ACOTYLED'ONOUS, a. Having no side lobes.

583

acoustic
[.] ACOUS'TIC, a. [Gr. to hear.] [.] Pertaining to the ears, to the sense of hearing, or to the doctrine of sounds. [.] Acoustic duct, in anatomy, the meatus auditorius, or external passage of the ear. [.] Acoustic vessels, in ancient theaters, were brazen tubes ...

584

acoustics
[.] ACOUS'TICS, n. [.] 1. The science of sounds, teaching their cause, nature and phenomena. This science is, by some writers, divided into diacoustics, which explains the properties of sounds coming directly from the sonorous body to the ear; and catacoustics, which ...

585

acquaint
[.] ACQUA'INT, v.t. [Eng. can, and ken; which see.] [.] 1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar. [.] A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53. [.] 2. To inform; to communicate notice to; as a friend in the country acquaints ...

586

acquaintance
[.] ACQUAI'NTANCE, n. [.] 1. Familiar knowledge; a state of being acquainted, or of having intimate or more than slight or superficial knowledge; as, I know the man, but have no acquaintance with him. Sometimes it denotes a more slight knowledge. [.] 2. A person ...

587

acquainted
[.] ACQUA'INTED, pp. Known; familiarly known; informed; having personal knowledge.

588

acquainting
[.] ACQUA'INTING, ppr. Making known to; giving notice, or information to.

589

acquest
[.] ACQUEST', n. [L. acquisitus, acquiro.] [.] 1. Acquisition; the thing gained. [.] 2. Conquest; a place acquired by force.

590

acquiesce
[.] ACQUIESCE, v.i. acquiess'. [L. acquiesco, of ad and quiesco, to be quiet; quies, rest.] [.] 1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent; usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate ...

591

acquiescence
[.] ACQUIES'CENCE, n. A quiet assent; a silent submission, or submission with apparent content; distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; as, an acquiescence in the decisions of a court, or in the allotments ...

592

acquiescent
[.] ACQUIES'CENT, a. Resting satisfied; easy; submitting; disposed to submit.

593

acquiescing
[.] ACQUIES'CING, ppr. Quietly submitting; resting content.

594

acquirable
[.] ACQUI'RABLE, a. That may be acquired.

595

acquire
[.] ACQUI'RE, v.t. [L. acquiro, ad and quaero to seek, that is to follow, to press, to urge; acquiro signifies to pursue to the end or object; Heb. to seek, to make towards, to follow. The L. quaesivi, unless contracted, is probably from a different root. See class ...

596

acquired
[.] ACQUI'RED, pp. Gained, obtained, or received from art, labor, or other means, in distinction from those things which are bestowed by nature. Thus we say, abilities, natural and acquired. It implies title, or some permanence of possession.

597

acquirement
[.] ACQUI'REMENT, n. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. It is used in opposition to natural gifts; as, eloquence, and skill in music and painting, are acquirement; genius, the gift of nature. it denotes especially personal attainments, in opposition ...

598

acquirer
[.] ACQUI'RER, n. A person who acquires.

599

acquiring
[.] ACQUI'RING, ppr. Gaining by labor or other means, something that has a degree of permanence in the possessor.

600

acquiry
[.] ACQUI'RY, n. Acquirement. [Not used.]

601

acquisite
[.] AC'QUISITE, a. s as z. Gained. [Not used.]

602

acquisition
[.] ACQUISI'TION, n. [L. acquisitio, from acquisitus, acquaesivi, which are given as the part. and pret. of acquiro; but quaesivi is probably from a different root.] [.] 1. The act of acquiring; as, a man takes pleasure inthe acquisition of property, as well as in the ...

603

acquisitive
[.] ACQUIS'ITIVE, a. that is acquired; acquired; [but improper.]

604

acquisitively
[.] ACQUIS'ITIVELY, adv. Noting acquirement, with to or for following.

605

acquist
[.] ACQUIST', n. See Acquest. [Not used.]

606

acquit
[.] ACQUIT', v.t. [L. cedo.] [.] To set free; to release or discharge from an obligation, accusation, guilt, censure, suspicion, or whatever lies upon a person as a charge or duty; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions. It is followed ...

607

acquitment
[.] ACQUIT'MENT, n. The act of acquitting, or state of being acquitted. [This word is superseded by acquittal.]

608

acquittal
[.] ACQUIT'TAL, n. A judicial setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense; as, by verdict of a jury, or sentence of a court. [.] The acquittal of a principal operates as an acquittal of the accessories.

609

acquittance
[.] ACQUIT'TANCE, n. [.] 1. A discharge or release from a debt. [.] 2. The writing, which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.

610

acquitted
[.] ACQUIT'TED, pp. Set free, or judicially discharge from an accusation; released from a debt, duty, obligation, charge, or suspicion of guilt.

611

acquitting
[.] ACQUIT'TING, ppr. Setting free from accusation; releasing from a charge, obligation, or suspicion of guilt.

612

acrase
[.] ACRA'SE, v.t.

613

acrasy
[.] AC'RASY, n. [Gr. from a priv. constitution or temperament.] [.] In medical authors, an excess or predominancy of one quality above another, in mixture, or in the human constitution.

614

acraze
[.] ACRA'ZE, [.] 1. To make crazy; to infatuate. [Not in use.] [See Crazy.] [.] 2. To impair; to destroy. [Not in use.]

615

acre
[.] ACRE, n. a'ker. [Gr; Lat. ager. In these languages, the word retains its primitive sense, an open, plowed, or sowed field. In Eng. it retained its original signification, that of any open field, until it was limited to a definite quantity by statutes 31. Ed. 35 Ed ...

616

acred
[.] A'CRED, a. Possessing acres or landed property.

617

acrid
[.] AC'RID, a. [L. accr.] [.] Sharp; pungent; bitter; sharp or biting to the taste; acrimonious; as acrid salts.

618

acridness
[.] AC'RIDNESS, n. A sharp, bitter, pungent quality.

619

acrimonious
[.] ACRIMO'NIOUS, a. [.] 1. Sharp; bitter; corrosive; abounding with acrimony. [.] 2. Figuratively, sharpness or severity of temper; bitterness of expression proceeding from anger, ill-nature, or petulance.

620

acrimoniously
[.] ACRIMO'NIOUSLY, adv. With sharpness or bitterness.

621

acrisy
[.] AC'RISY, n. [Gr. a priv., judgment.] [.] A state or condition of which no right judgment can be formed; that of which no choice is made; matter in dispute; injudiciousness. [Little used.]

622

acritude
[.] AC'RITUDE, n. [See Acrid.] [.] An acrid quality; bitterness to the taste; biting heat.

623

acroamatic
[.] ACROAMAT'IC, a. [Gr. to hear.] [.] Abstruse; pertaining to deep learning; an epithet applied to the secret doctrines of Aristotle.

624

acroatic
[.] ACROAT'IC, a. [Gr.] [.] Abstruse; pertaining to deep learning; and opposed to exoteric. Aristotle's lectures were of two kinds, acroatic, acroamatic, or esoteric, which were delivered to a class of select disciples, who had been previously instructed in the elements ...

625

acroceraunian
[.] ACROCERAU'NIAN, a. [Gr. a summit, and thunder.] [.] An epithet applied to certain mountains between Epirus and Illyricum, in the 41st degree of latitude. They project into the Adriatic, and are so termed from being often struck with lightning.

626

acromion
[.] ACRO'MION, n. [Gr. highest, and shoulder.] [.] In anatomy, that part of the spine of the scapula, which receives the extreme part of the clavicle.

627

acronic
[.] ACRON'IC, a. [Gr. extreme and night.]

628

acronical
[.] ACRON'ICAL, [.] In astronomy, a term applied to the rising of a star at sun set, or its setting at sun rise. This rising or setting is called acronical. The word is opposed to cosmical.

629

acronically
[.] ACRON'ICALLY, adv. In an acronical manner; at the rising or setting of the sun.

630

acrospire
[.] AC'ROSPIRE, n. [Gr. highest, a spire, or spiral line.] [.] A shoot, or sprout of a seed; the plume, or plumule, so called from its spiral form.

631

acrospired
[.] AC'ROSPIRED, a. having a sprout, or having sprouted at both ends.

632

across
[.] ACROSS', prep. akraus'. [a and cross. See Cross.] [.] 1. From side to side, opposed to along, which is in the direction of the length; athwart; quite over; as, a bridge is laid across a river. [.] 2. Intersecting; passing over at any angle; as a line passing ...

633

acrostic
[.] ACROS'TIC, n. [Gr extremity or beginning, order, or verse.] [.] A composition in verse, in which the first letter of the lines, taken in order, form the name of a person, kingdom, city, &c., which is the subject of the composition, or some title or motto. [.] ACROS'TIC, ...

634

acrostically
[.] ACROS'TICALLY, adv. In the manner of an acrostic.

635

acroteleutic
[.] ACROTELEU'TIC, n. [Gr. extreme, and end.] [.] Among ecclesiastical writers, an appellation given to any thing added to the end of a psalm, or hymn; as a doxology.

636

acroter
[.] AC'ROTER, n. [Gr. a summit.] [.] In architecture, a small pedestal, usually with out a base, anciently placed at the two extremes, or in the middle of pediments or frontispieces, serving to support the statues, &c. It also signifies the figures placed as ornaments ...

637

acrothymion
[.] ACROTHYM'ION, n. [Gr. extreme, and thyme.] [.] Among physicians, a species of wart, with a narrow basis and broad top, having the color of thyme. It is call Thymus.

638

act
[.] ACT, v.i. [Gr., Lat. to urge, drive, lead, bring, do, perform, or in general to move, to exert force.] [.] 1. To exert power; as, the stomach acts upon food; the will acts upon the body in producing motion. [.] 2. To be in action or motion; to move [.] He hangs ...

639

acted
[.] ACT'ED, pp. Done; performed; represented on the stage.

640

actian
[.] AC'TIAN, a. Relating to Actium, a town and promontory of Epirus, as Actian games, which were instituted by Augustus, to celebrate his navel victory over Anthony, near that town, Sep. 2, B.C. 31. They were celebrated every five years. Hence, Actian years, reckoned ...

641

acting
[.] ACT'ING, ppr. Doing; performing; behaving; representing the character of another. [.] ACT'ING, n. Action; act of performing a part of a play.

642

actinolite
[.] AC'TINOLITE, n. [Gr. a ray, a stone.] [.] A mineral, called, by Werner, strahlstein, ray-stone, nearly allied to hornblend. It occurs in prismatic crystals, which are long, and incomplete, and sometimes extremely minute and even fibrous. Its prevailing color is ...

643

actinolitic
[.] ACTINOLIT'IC, a. Like or pertaining to actinolite.

644

action
[.] AC'TION, n. [L. actio. See Act.] [.] 1. Literally, a driving; hence, the state of acting or moving; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; or action is the effect of power exerted on one body by another; motion produced. Hence, action is ...

645

actionable
[.] AC'TIONABLE, a. That will bear a suit, or for which an action at law may be sustained; as, to call a man a thief is actionable.

646

actionably
[.] AC'TIONABLY, adv. In a manner that subjects to legal process.

647

actionary
[.] AC'TIONARY or AC'TIONIST, n. In Europe, a proprietor of stock in a trading company; one who owns actions or shares of stock.

648

actionist
[.] AC'TIONARY or AC'TIONIST, n. In Europe, a proprietor of stock in a trading company; one who owns actions or shares of stock.

649

active
[.] ACT'IVE, a. [L. activus.] [.] 1. That has the power or quality of acting; that contains the principle of action, independent of any visible external force; as, attraction is an active power: or it may be defined, that communicates action or motion, opposed to passive, ...

650

actively
[.] ACT'IVELY, adv. in an active manner; by action; nimbly; briskly; also in an active signification, as a word is used actively.

651

activeness
[.] ACT'IVENESS, n. the quality of being active; the faculty of acting; nimbleness; quickness of motion; less used than activity.

652

activity
[.] ACTIV'ITY, n. The quality of being active; the active faculty; nimbleness; agility; also the habit of diligent and vigorous pursuit of business; as, a man of activity. It is applied to persons or things. [.] Sphere of activity, is the whole space in which the virtue, ...

653

actor
[.] ACT'OR, n. [.] 1. He that acts or performs; an active agent. [.] 2. He that represents a character or acts a part in a play; a stage player. [.] 3. Among civilians, an advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes.

654

actress
[.] ACT'RESS, n. A female who acts or performs, and especially, on the stage, or in a play.

655

actual
[.] ACT'UAL, a. [.] 1. Real or effective, or that exists truly and absolutely; as, actual heat, opposed to that, which is virtual or potential; actual cautery, or the burning by a red-hot iron, opposed to a cautery or caustic application, that may produce the same effect ...

656

actuality
[.] ACTUAL'ITY, n. Reality.

657

actually
[.] ACT'UALLY, adv. In fact; really; in truth.

658

actuary
[.] ACT'UARY, n. [L. actuarius.] [.] A register or clerk; a term of the civil law, and used originally in courts of civil law jurisdiction; but in Europe used for a clerk or register generally.

659

actuate
[.] ACT'UATE, a. Put in action. [Little used.] [.] ACT'UATE, v.t. [from act.] [.] To put into action; to move or incite to action; as, men are actuated by motives, or passions. It seems to have been used formerly in the sense of invigorate, noting increase ...

660

actuated
[.] ACT'UATED, pp. Put in action; incited to action.

661

actuating
[.] ACT'UATING, ppr. Putting in action; inciting to action.

662

actuation
[.] ACTUA'TION, n. The state of being put in action; effectual operation.

663

actus
[.] ACT'US, n. Among the Romans, a measure in building equal to 120 Roman feet. In agriculture, the length of one furrow.

664

acuate
[.] AC'UATE, v.t. [L. acuo, to sharpen. See Acid.] [.] To sharpen; to make pungent, or corrosive. [Little used.]

665

acubene
[.] ACUBE'NE, n. A star of the fourth magnitude in the southern claw of Cancer.

666

acuition
[.] ACUI'TION, n. [from L. acuo, to sharpen.] [.] The sharpening of medicines to increase their effect.

667

aculeate
[.] ACU'LEATE, a. [L. aculeus, from acus, Gr. a point, and the diminutive. See Acid.] [.] 1. In botany, having prickles, or sharp points; pointed; used chiefly to denote prickles fixed in the bark, in distinction from thorns, which grow from the wood. [.] 2. In ...

668

aculei
[.] ACU'LEI, n. [L.] In botany and zoology, prickles or spines.

669

aculon
[.] AC'ULON, or AC'ULOS, n. [Gr. probably from ac, an oak.] [.] The fruit or acorn of the ilex, or scarlet oak.

670

aculos
[.] AC'ULON, or AC'ULOS, n. [Gr. probably from ac, an oak.] [.] The fruit or acorn of the ilex, or scarlet oak.

671

acumen
[.] ACU'MEN, n. [L. acumen, from acus or acuo.] [.] A sharp point; and figuratively, quickness of perception, the faculty of nice discrimination.

672

acuminate
[.] ACU'MINATE, a. [L. acuminatus, from acumen.] [.] Ending in a sharp point; pointed.

673

acuminated
[.] ACU'MINATED, a. Sharpened to a point.

674

acumination
[.] ACUMINA'TION, n. A sharpening; termination in a sharp point.

675

acupuncture
[.] ACUPUNC'TURE, n. [L. acus, needle, and punctura, or punctus, a pricking.] [.] Among the Chinese, a surgical operation, performed by pricking the part affected with a needle, as in head-aches and lethargies.

676

acus
[.] A'CUS, n. [L.] [.] 1. The needle-fish,or gar-fish. [.] 2. The ammodyte or sand eel. [.] 3. The oblong cimex.

677

acute
[.] ACU'TE, a. [L. acutus, sharp-pointed; Heb.] [.] 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; opposed to blunt or obtuse. An acute angle in geometry, is one which is less than a right angle, or which subtends less than ninety degrees. An acute angled triangle ...

678

acutely
[.] ACU'TELY, adv. Sharply; keenly; with nice discrimination.

679

acuteness
[.] ACU'TENESS, n. [.] 1. Sharpness; but seldom used in this literal sense, as applied to material things. [.] 2. Figuratively, the faculty of nice discernment or perception; applied to the senses, or the understanding. By an acuteness of feeling, we perceive small ...

680

acutiator
[.] ACUTIA'TOR, n. In the middle ages, a person whose office was to sharpen instruments. Before the invention of fire-arms, such officers attended armies, to sharpen their instruments.

681

ad
[.] AD. A Latin preposition, signifying to. It is probably from Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. Eth. and Ar. To come near, to approach; from which root we may also deduce at. In composition, the last letter is usually changed into the first letter of the word to which it is prefixed. ...

682

adage
[.] AD'AGE, n. [L. adagium, or adagio] [.] A proverb; an old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a wise observation handed down from antiquity.

683

adagio
[.] ADA'GIO, n. [L. otium; Eng. ease.] [.] In music, a slow movement. As an adverb, slowly, leisurely, and with grace. When repeated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow.

684

adam
[.] AD'AM, n. In Heb., Man; primarily, the name of the human species, mankind; appropriately, the first Man, the progenitor of the human race. The word signifies form, shape, or suitable form, hence, species. It is evidently connected with Heb., to be like or equal, ...

685

adamant
...

686

adamantean
[.] ADAMANTE'AN, a. Hard as adamant.

687

adamantine
[.] ADAMANT'INE, a. Made of adamant; having the qualities of adamant; that cannot be broken, dissolved, or penetrated, as adamantine bonds, or chains. [.] Adamantine Spar, a genus of earths, of three varieties. The color of the first is gray, with shades of brown or ...

688

adamic
[.] AD'AMIC, a. Pertaining to Adam. Adamic earth, is the term given to common red clay, so called by means of a mistaken opinion that Adam means red earth.

689

adamites
[.] AD'AMITES, in Church history, a sect of visionaries, who pretended to establish a state of innocence, and like Adam, went naked. They abhorred marriage, holding it to be the effect of sin. Several attempts have been made to revive this sec; one as late as the 15th ...

690

adamitic
[.] ADAMIT'IC, Like the Adamites.

691

adansonia
[.] ADANSO'NIA, n. Ethiopian sour gourd, monkey's bread, of African calabash-tree. It is a tree of one species, called baobab, a native of Africa, and the largest of the vegetable kingdom. The stem rises not above twelve or fifteen feet, but is from sixty-five to seventy-eight ...

692

adapt
[.] ADAPT' v.t. [L. ad. and apto, to fit; Gr.] [.] To make suitable; to fit or suit; as, to adapt an instrument to its uses; we have provision adapted to our wants. It is applied to things material or immaterial.

693

adaptable
[.] ADAPT'ABLE, a. That may be adapted.

694

adaptation
[.] ADAPTA'TION, n. The act of making suitable, or the state of being suitable, or fit; fitness.

695

adapted
[.] ADAPT'ED, pp. Suited; made suitable; fitted.

696

adapter
[.] ADAPT'ER. See adopter.

697

adapting
[.] ADAPT'ING, ppr. Suiting; making fit.

698

adaption
[.] ADAP'TION, n. Adaptation; the act of fitting [Little used, and hardly legitimate.]

699

adaptness
[.] ADAPT'NESS, n. A state of being fitted. [Not used.]

700

adar
[.] A'DAR, n. a Hebrew month, answering to the latter part of February, and the beginning of March, the 12th of the sacred and 6th of the civil year; so named to become glorious, from the exuberance of vegetation, in that month, in Egypt and Palestine.

701

adarce
[.] ADAR'CE, n. [Gr.] [.] A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is lax and porous, like bastard spunge, and used to clear the skin in leprosy, tetters, &c.

702

adarcon
[.] ADAR'CON, n. In Jewish antiquity, a gold coin worth about three dollars and a third, or about fifteen shillings sterling.

703

adarme
[.] ADAR'ME, n. A Spanish weight, the sixteenth of an ounce. The Spanish ounce is seven per cent. Lighter than that of Paris.

704

adatis
[.] AD'ATIS, n. A muslin or species of cotton cloth from India. It is fine and clear; the piece is ten French ells long, and three quarters wide.

705

adaunt
[.] AD'AUNT, v.t. To subdue. [Not used. See Daunt.]

706

adaw
[.] ADAW', v.t. To daunt; to subject. [Not used.]

707

adays
[.] ADA'YS, adv. On or in days; as in the phrase, now adays.

708

add
[.] ADD, v.t. [L. addo, from ad and do, to give.] [.] 1. To set or put together, join or unite, as one thing or sum to another, in an agreegate; as, add three to four, the sum is seven. [.] 2. To unite in idea or consideration; to subjoin. [.] To what has been ...

709

addarac
[.] AD'DARAC, n. Red orpiment.

710

addecimate
[.] ADDEC'IMATE, v.t. [L. ad and decimus, tenth.] [.] To take, or to ascertain tithes.

711

added
[.] ADD'ED, pp. Joined in place, in sum, in mass or aggregate, in number, in idea or consideration; united; put together.

712

addeem
[.] ADDEE'M, v.t. [See Deem.] To award; to sentence. [Little used.]

713

adder
[.] AD'DER, n. [L. natrix, a serpent.] [.] A venomous serpent or viper, of several species.

714

adder-fly
[.] AD'DER-FLY, n. a name of the dragon-fly or libellula; sometimes called adder-bolt.

715

adders-grass
[.] ADDER'S-GRASS, n. A plant about which serpents lurk.

716

adders-tongue
[.] ADDER'S-TONGUE, n. A plant whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.

717

adders-wort
[.] ADDER'S-WORT, n. Snakeweed, so named from its supposed virtue in curing the bite of serpent.

718

addibility
[.] ADDIBIL'ITY, n. The possibility of being added.

719

addible
[.] AD'DIBLE, a. [See Add.] That may be added.

720

addice
[.] AD'DICE, obs. [See Adz.]

721

addict
[.] ADDICT', a. Addicted. [Not much used.]

722

addicted
[.] ADDICT'ED, pp. Devoted by customary practice.

723

addictedness
[.] ADDICT'EDNESS, n. The quality or state of being addicted.

724

addicting
[.] ADDICT'ING, ppr. Devoting time and attention; practicing customarily.

725

addiction
[.] ADDIC'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of devoting or giving up in practice; the state of being devoted. [.] His addiction was to courses vain. [.] 2. Among the Romans, a making over goods to another by sale or legal sentence; also an assignment of debtors in service ...

726

adding
[.] ADD'ING, ppr. Joining; putting together; increasing.

727

additament
[.] ADDIT'AMENT, n. [L. additamentum, from additus and ment. See Add.] [.] An addition, or rather the thing added, as furniture in a house; any material mixed with the principal ingredient in a compound. Ancient anatomists gave the name to an epiphysis, or junction ...

728

addition
[.] ADDI'TION, n. [L. additio, from addo.] [.] 1. The act of adding, opposed to subtraction, or diminution; as, a sum is increased by addition. [.] 2. Any thing added, whether material or immaterial. [.] 3. In arithmetic, the uniting of two or more numbers in ...

729

additional
[.] ADDI'TIONAL, a. That is added. it is used by Bacon for addition; but improperly.

730

additionally
[.] ADDI'TIONALLY, adv. By way of addition.

731

additive
[.] ADD'ITIVE, a. That may be added, or that is to be added.

732

additory
[.] ADD'ITORY, a. That adds, or may add.

733

addle
[.] AD'DLE, a. [Heb. to fail.] [.] In a morbid state; putrid; applied to eggs. [.] Hence, barren, producing nothing. [.] His brains grow addle.

734

addle-pated
[.] AD'DLE-PATED, a. Having empty brains.

735

addled
[.] AD'DLED, a. Morbid, corrupt, putrid, or barren.

736

addoom
[.] ADDOOM', v.t. [See Doom.] To adjudge.

737

addorsed
[.] ADDORS'ED, a. [L. ad and dorsum,the back.] [.] In heraldry, having the backs turned to each other, as beasts.

738

address
[.] ADDRESS', v.t. [This is supposed to be from L. dirigo.] [.] 1. To prepare; to make suitable dispositions for. [.] Turnus addressed his men to single fight. [.] 2. To direct words or discourse; to apply to by words; as, to address a discourse to an assembly; ...

739

addressed
[.] ADDRESS'ED, pp. Spoken or applied to; directed; courted; consigned.

740

addresser
[.] ADDRESS'ER, n. One who addresses or petitions.

741

addressing
[.] ADDRESS'ING, ppr. Speaking or applying to, directing; courting; consigning.

742

adduce
[.] ADDU'CE, v.t. [L. adduco, to lead or bring to; ad and duco, to lead. See Duke.] [.] 1. To bring forward, present or offer; as, a witness was adduced to prove the fact. [.] 2. To cite, name or introduce; as, to adduce an authority or an argument.

743

adduced
[.] ADDU'CED, pp. Brought forward; cited; alledged in argument.

744

adducent
[.] ADDU'CENT, a. Bringing forward, or together; a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. [See adductor.]

745

adducible
[.] ADDU'CIBLE, a. That may be adduced.

746

adducing
[.] ADDU'CING, ppr. Bringing forward; citing in argument.

747

adduction
[.] ADDUC'TION n. The act of bringing forward.

748

adductive
[.] ADDUC'TIVE, a. That brings forward.

749

adductor
[.] ADDUC'TOR, n. [L.] [.] A muscle which draws one part of the body towards another; as the adductor oculi, which turns the eye towards the nose; the adductor pollicis manus, which draws the thumb towards the fingers.

750

addulce
[.] ADDULCE, v.t. adduls'. [L. ad and dulcis, sweet.] [.] To sweeten. [Not used.]

751

adeb
[.] AD'EB, n. An Egyptian weight of 210 okes, each of three rotolos, which is a weight of about two drams less than the English pound. But at Rosetta, the adeb is only 150 okes. [.]

752

adel
[.] ATHEL, ADEL or AETHEL, nobel of illustrious birth.

753

adelantado
[.] ADELANTA'DO, n. A governor of a province; a lieutenant governor.

754

adeling
[.] AD'ELING, n. a title of honor given by our Saxon ancestors to the children of princes, and to young nobles. It is composed of adel, or rather athel, the Teutonic term for noble, illustrious, and ling, young posterity.

755

adelite
[.] AD'ELITE, n. adelites or Almogenens, in Spain, were conjurers, who predicted the fortunes of individuals by the flight and singing of birds, and other accidental circumstances.

756

ademption
[.] ADEMP'TION, n. [L. adimo, to take away; of ad and emo, to take.] [.] In the civil law, the revocation of a grant, donation, or the like.

757

adenography
[.] ADENOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. a gland, and to describe.] [.] That part of anatomy which treats of the glands.

758

adenoid
[.] AD'ENOID, a. [Gr. a gland, and form.] [.] In the form of a gland; glandiform; glandulous; applied to the prostate glands.

759

adenological
[.] ADENOLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the doctrine of the glands.

760

adenology
[.] ADENOL'OGY, n. [Gr. a gland, and discourse.] [.] In anatomy, the doctrine of the glands, their nature, and their uses.

761

adenos
[.] AD'ENOS, n. a species of cotton, from Aleppo, called also marine cotton.

762

adept
[.] ADEPT', n. [L. adeptus, obtained, from adipiscor.] [.] One fully skilled or well versed in any art. The term is borrowed from the Alchimists, who applied it to one who pretended to have found the philosopher's stone, or the panacea. [.] ADEPT', a. Well skilled; ...

763

adeption
[.] ADEP'TION, n. [L. adeptio.] [.] An obtaining; acquirement. Obs.

764

adequacy
[.] AD'EQUACY, n. [L. adaequatus, of ad and aquatus, made equal. [.] The state or quality of being equal to, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, "the adequacy of supply to the expenditure."

765

adequate
[.] AD'EQUATE, a. Equal; proportionate; correspondent to; fully sufficient; as, means adequate to the object; we have no adequate ideas of infinite power. [.] Adequate ideas, are such as exactly represent their object. [.] AD'EQUATE, v.t. To resemble exactly. ...

766

adequately
[.] AD'EQUATELY, adv. In an adequate manner; in exact proportion; with just correspondence, representation, or proportion; in a degree equal to the object.

767

adequateness
[.] AD'EQUATENESS, n. The state of being adequate; justness of proportion or representation; sufficiency.

768

adequation
[.] ADEQUA'TION, n. Adequateness. [not used.]

769

adessenarians
[.] ADESSENA'RIANS, n. [L. adesse, to be present.] [.] In church history, a sect who hold the real presence of Christ's body in the eucharist, but not by transubstantiation. They differ however as to this presence; some holding the body of Christ to be in the bread; ...

770

adfected
[.] ADFECT'ED, a. In algebra, compounded; consisting of different powers of the unknown quantity.

771

adfiliated
[.] ADFIL'IATED, a. Adopted as a son. [See Affiliate.]

772

adfiliation
[.] ADFILIA'TION, n. [L. ad and filius, a son.] [.] A Gothic custom, by which the children of a former marriage, are put upon the same footing with those of a succeeding one; still retained in some parts of Germany.

773

adhere
[.] ADHE'RE, v.i. [L. adhaereo, ad and haereo, to stick.] [.] 1. To stick to, as glutinous substances, or by natural growth; as, the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura. [.] 2. To be joined, or held in contact; to cleave to. [.] 3. Figuratively, to hold to, be ...

774

adherence
[.] ADHE'RENCE, n. [.] 1. The quality or state of sticking or adhering. [.] 2. Figuratively, a being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; as, an adherence to a party or opinions.

775

adherency
[.] ADHE'RENCY, n. The same as adherence. In the sense of that which adhers, not legitimate.

776

adherent
[.] ADHE'RENT, a. Sticking, uniting, as glue or wax; united with, as an adherent mode in Locke, that is, a mode accidentally joined with an object, as wetness in a cloth. [.] ADHE'RENT, n. The person who adheres; one who follows a leader, party or profession; a follower, ...

777

adherently
[.] ADHE'RENTLY, adv. In an adherent manner.

778

adherer
[.] ADHE'RER, n. One that adheres; an adherent.

779

adhesion
[.] ADHE'SION, n. adhe'shun. [L. adhasio.] [.] 1. The act or state of sticking, or being united and attached to; as the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, and the like. Adhesion is generally used in a literal; adherence, in a metaphorical sense. [.] 2. ...

780

adhesive
[.] ADHE'SIVE, a. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances; apt or tending to adhere. Thus gums are adhesive.

781

adhesively
[.] ADHE'SIVELY, adv. In an adhesive manner.

782

adhesiveness
[.] ADHE'SIVENESS, n. The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity.

783

adhibit
[.] ADHIB'IT, v.t. [L. adhibeo, ad and habeo, to have.] [.] To use, or apply. [Rarely used.]

784

adhibition
[.] ADHIBI'TION, n. Application; use.

785

adhil
[.] AD'HIL, n. A star of the sixth magnitude, upon the garment of Andromeda, under the last star in her foot.

786

adhortation
[.] ADHORTA'TION, n. [L. adhortatio.] [.] Advice. [Seldom used.]

787

adhortatory
[.] ADHORT'ATORY, a. [L. adhortor, to advise, ad and hortor.] [.] Advisory; containing counsel or warning.

788

adiaphorists
[.] ADIAPH'ORISTS, n. [Gr. indifferent.] [.] Moderate Lutherans; a name given in the sixteenth century, to certain men that followed Melancthon, who was more pacific than Luther [.] The adiaphorists held some opinions and ceremonies to be indifferent, which Luther condemned ...

789

adiaphorous
[.] ADIAPH'OROUS, a. Indifferent; neutral; a name given by Boyle to a spirit distilled from tartar, and some other vegetable substances, neither acid, nor alkaline, or not possessing the distinct character of any chimical body.

790

adieu
[.] ADIEU', Adu'. [.] Farewell; an expression of kind wishes at the parting of friends. [.] ADIEU', n. A farewell, or commendation to the care of God; as an everlasting adieu.

791

adipocerate
[.] ADIPOC'ERATE, v.t. To convert into adipocere.

792

adipoceration
[.] ADIPOCERA'TION,n. The act or process of being changed into adipocere.

793

adipocere
[.] AD'IPOCERE, n. [L. adeps, fat, and cera.] [.] A soft unctuous or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the muscular fibers of dead animal bodies are converted, when protected from atmospheric air, and under certain circumstances of temperature and humidity. ...

794

adipose
[.] AD'IPOSE, a. [L. adiposus, from adeps, fat. Heb. fat, gross, AD'IPOUS, stupid.] [.] Fat. The adipose membrane is the cellular membrane, containing the fat in its cells, and consisting of ductile membranes, connected by a sort of net-work. The adipose vein ...

795

adit
[.] ADIT, n. [L. aditus, from adeo, aditum, to approach, ad and eo, to go.] [.] An entrance or passage; a term in mining, used to denote the opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away. It is usually made in the side of a hill. ...

796

adjacency
[.] ADJA'CENCY, n. [L. adjaceo, to lie contiguous, from ad and jaceo, to lie.] [.] The state of lying close or contiguous; a bordering upon, or lying next to; as the adjacency of lands or buildings. In the sense of that which is adjacent, as used by Brown, it is not ...

797

adjacent
[.] ADJA'CENT, a. Lying near, close, or contiguous; bordering upon; as, a field adjacent to the highway. [.] ADJA'CENT, n. That which is next to or contiguous. [Little used.]

798

adject
[.] ADJECT' v.t. [L. adjicio, of ad and jacio, to throw.] [.] To add or put, as one thing to another.

799

adjection
[.] ADJEC'TION,n. The act of adding, or thing added. [Little used.]

800

adjectitious
[.] ADJECTI'TIOUS, a. Added

801

adjective
[.] AD'JECTIVE, n. In grammar, a word used with a noun, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. It is called also an attributive or attribute. ...

802

adjectively
[.] AD'JECTIVELY, adv. In the manner of an adjective; as, a word is used adjectively.

803

adjoin
[.] ADJOIN', v.t. [L. adjungo, ad and jungo. See Join.] [.] To join or unite to; to put to, by placing in contact; to unite, by fastening together with a joint, mortise, or knot. But in these transitive senses, it is rarely used. [See Join.] [.] ADJOIN', v.i. ...

804

adjoinant
[.] ADJOIN'ANT, a. Contiguous to. [Not used.]

805

adjoined
[.] ADJOIN'ED, pp. Joined to; united.

806

adjoining
[.] ADJOIN'ING, ppr. Joining to; adjacent; contiguous.

807

adjourn
[.] ADJOURN', v.t. Adjurn'. [.] Literally, to put off, or defer to another day; but now used to denote a formal intermission of business, a putting off to any future meeting of the same body, and appropriately used of public bodies or private commissioners, entrusted ...

808

adjourned
[.] ADJOURN'ED, pp. [.] 1. Put off, delayed, or deferred for a limited time. [.] 2. As an adjective, existing or held by adjournment, as an adjourned session of a court, opposed to stated or regular.

809

adjourning
[.] ADJOURN'ING, ppr. Deferring; suspending for a time; closing a session.

810

adjournment
[.] ADJOURN'MENT, n. [.] 1. The act of adjourning; as, in legislatures, the adjournment of one house is not an adjournment of the other. [.] 2. The putting off till another day or time specified, or without day; that is, the closing of a session of a public or official ...

811

adjudge
[.] ADJUDGE', v.t. [.] To decide, or determine, in the case of a controverted question; to decree by a judicial opinion; used appropriately of courts of law and equity. [.] The case was adjudged in Hilary term. [.] The prize was adjudged to the victor; a criminal ...

812

adjudged
[.] ADJUDG'ED, pp. Determined by judicial opinion; decreed; sentenced.

813

adjudging
[.] ADJUDG'ING, ppr. Determining by judicial opinion; sentencing.

814

adjudgment
[.] ADJUDG'MENT, n. The act of judging; sentenced.

815

adjudicate
[.] ADJU'DICATE, v.t. [L. adjudico, to give sentence. See Judge.] [.] To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court. it has the sense of adjudge. [.] ADJU'DICATE, v.i. To try and determine judicially; as, the court adjudicated upon the case.

816

adjudicated
[.] ADJU'DICATED, pp. Adjudged; tried and decided.

817

adjudicating
[.] ADJU'DICATING, ppr. Adjudging; trying and determining.

818

adjudication
[.] ADJUDICA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of adjudging; the act or process of trying and determining judicially; as a ship was taken and sent into port for adjudication. [.] 2. A judicial sentence; judgment or decision of a court. [.] Whose families were parties to ...

819

adjument
[.] AD'JUMENT, n. [L. adjumentum.] Help; support. [Not used.]

820

adjunct
[.] AD'JUNCT,n. [L. adjunctus, joined, from adjungo. See Join.] [.] 1. Something added to another, but not essentially a part of it; as, water absorbed by a cloth or spunge is its adjunct. Also a person joined to another. [.] 2. In metaphysics, a quality of the ...

821

adjunction
[.] ADJUNC'TION, n. The act of joining; the thing joined.

822

adjunctive
[.] ADJUNC'TIVE, a. Joining; having the quality of joining. [.] ADJUNC'TIVE, n. That which is joined.

823

adjunctively
[.] ADJUNC'TIVELY, adv. In an adjunctive manner.

824

adjunctly
[.] ADJUNCT'LY, adv. In connection with; consequently.

825

adjuration
[.] ADJURA'TION, n. [.] 1.The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse. [.] 2.The form of oath.

826

adjure
[.] ADJU'RE, v.t. [L. adjuro, to sweat solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.] [.] 1. To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse. [.] Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, cursed be the man before the Lord, that ...

827

adjured
[.] ADJU'RED, pp. Charged on oath, or with a denunciation of God's wrath; solemnly urged.

828

adjurer
[.] ADJU'RER, n. One that adjures; one that exacts an oath.

829

adjuring
[.] ADJU'RING, ppr. Charging on oath or on the penalty of a curse; beseeching with solemnity.

830

adjust
[.] ADJUST', v.t. [L. ad, and justus, just, exact. See Just.] [.] 1. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent, or conformable; as, to adjust a garment to the body, an event to the prediction, or things to a standard. [.] 2. To put in order; to regulate or reduce ...

831

adjusted
[.] ADJUST'ED, pp. Made exact or conformable; reduced to a right form or standard settled.

832

adjuster
[.] ADJUST'ER, n. A person who adjusts; that which regulates.

833

adjusting
[.] ADJUST'ING, ppr. Reducing to due form; fitting; making exact or correspondent; settling.

834

adjustment
[.] ADJUST'MENT, n. The act of adjusting; regulation; a reducing to just form or order; a making fit or conformable; settlement.

835

adjutage
[.] AJ'UTAGE, or AD'JUTAGE, n. [.] A tube fitted to the mouth of a vessel, through which the water of a fountain is to be played.

836

adjutancy
[.] AD'JUTANCY, n. [See Adjutant.] The office of an adjutant; skillful arrangement.

837

adjutant
[.] AD'JUTANT, n. [L. adjutans, aiding; from adjuto, to assist; of ad and juvo, jutum, to help.] [.] In military affairs, an officer whose business is to assist the Major by receiving and communicating order. Each battalion of foot, and each regiment of horse has an ...

838

adjute
[.] ADJU'TE, v.t. To help. [Not used.]

839

adjutor
[.] ADJU'TOR, n. A helper. [Little used; its compound coadjutor is in common use.]

840

adjuvant
[.] ADJU'VANT, a. Helping; assisting.

841

adker
[.] 'ADKER, n. [.] 1. One who asks; a petitioner; an inquirer. [.] 2. A water newt.

842

adlegation
[.] ADLEGA'TION, n. [L. ad and legatio, an embassy, from lego, to send. See Legate.] [.] In the public law of the German Empire, a right claimed by the states, of joining their own ministers with those of the Emperor, in public treaties and negotiations, relating to ...

843

adlocution
[.] ADLOCU'TION, n. [See Allocation.]

844

admeasure
[.] ADMEAS'URE, v.t. admezh'ur. [ad and measure. See Measure.] [.] 1. To measure or ascertain dimensions, size or capacity; used for measure. [.] 2. To apportion; to assign to each claimant has right; as, to admeasure dower or common of pasture.

845

admeasured
[.] ADMEAS'URED, pp. Measured; apportioned.

846

admeasurement
[.] ADMEAS'UREMENT, n. [.] 1. The measuring of dimensions by a rule, as of a ship, cask, and the like. [.] 2. The measure of a thing, or dimensions ascertained. [.] In these uses the word is equivalent to measurement, mensuration and measure. [.] 3. The adjustment ...

847

admeasurer
[.] ADMEAS'URER, n. One that admeasures.

848

admeasuring
[.] ADMEAS'URING, ppr. Measuring; apportioning.

849

admensuration
[.] ADMENSURA'TION Is equivalent to admeasurement, but not much used. See Mensuration.]

850

adminicle
[.] ADMIN'ICLE, n. [L. adminiculum.] Help; support. [Not used.]

851

adminicular
[.] ADMINIC'ULAR, a. Supplying help; helpful.

852

administer
[.] ADMIN'ISTER, v.t. [L. administro, of ad and ministro, to serve or manage. See Minister.] [.] 1. To act as minister or chief agent, in managing public affairs, under laws or a constitution of government, as a king, president, or other supreme officer. it is used ...

853

administered
[.] ADMIN'ISTERED, pp. Executed; managed; governed; afforded; given; dispensed.

854

administerial
[.] ADMINISTE'RIAL, a. Pertaining to administration, or to the executive part of government.

855

administering
[.] ADMIN'ISTERING, ppr. Executing; carrying into effect; giving; dispensing.

856

administrate
[.] ADMIN'ISTRATE, In the place of administer, has been used, but is not well authorized.

857

administration
[.] ADMINISTRA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of administering; direction; management; government of public affairs; the conducting of any office or employment. [.] 2. The executive part of government, consisting in the exercise of the constitutional and legal powers, ...

858

administrative
[.] ADMIN'ISTRATIVE, a. That administers, or by which one administers.

859

administrator
[.] ADMINISTRA'TOR, n. [.] 1. a man who, by virtue of a commission from the Ordinary, Surrogate, Court of Probate, or other proper authority, has the charge of the goods and estate of one dying without a will. [.] 2. One who administers, or who directs, manages, ...

860

administratorship
[.] ADMINISTRA'TORSHIP, n. The office of an administrator.

861

administratrix
[.] ADMINISTRA'TRIX, n. A female who administers upon the estate of an intestate; also a female who administers government.

862

admirable
[.] AD'MIRABLE, a. [L. admirabilis.] [.] To be admired; worthy of admiration; having qualities to excite wonder, with approbation, esteem or reverence; used of persons or things; as, the admirable structure of the body, or of the universe.

863

admirableness
[.] AD'MIRABLENESS, n. The quality of being admirable; the power of exciting admiration.

864

admirably
[.] AD'MIRABLY, adv. In a manner to excite wonder, mingled with approbation, esteem or veneration.

865

admiral
[.] AD'MIRAL, n. [In the Latin of the middle ages. Amira, Amiras, Admiralis, an Emir; Heb. to speak. The terminating syllable of admiral may be from the sea. This word is said to have been introduced in Europe by the Turks, Genoese or Venetains, in the 12th or 13th ...

866

admiralship
[.] AD'MIRALSHIP, n. The office or power of an admiral. [Little used.]

867

admiralty
[.] AD'MIRALTY, n. In Great Britain, the office of Lord High Admiral. This office is discharged by one person, or by Commissioners, called Lords of the Admiralty; usually seven in number. [.] The admiralty court, or court of admiralty, is the supreme court for the trial ...

868

admiration
[.] ADMIRA'TION, n. Wonder mingled with pleasing emotions, as approbation, esteem, love or veneration; a compound emotion excited by something novel, rare, great, or excellent; applied to persons and their works. It often includes a slight degree of surprise. Thus, we ...

869

admirative
[.] ADMI'RATIVE, n. A note of admiration, thus! [Not used.]

870

admire
[.] ADMI'RE, v.t. [L. admiror, ad and miror, to wonder; demiror. See Moor and Mar.] [.] 1. To regard with wonder or surprise, mingled with approbation, esteem, reverence or affection. [.] When he shall come to be glorified in his saints and be admired in all them ...

871

admired
[.] ADMI'RED, pp. Regarded with wonder, mingled with pleasurable sensations, as esteem, love or reverence.

872

admirer
[.] ADMI'RER, n. One who admires; one who esteems or loves greatly.

873

admiring
[.] ADMI'RING, ppr. Regarding with wonder united with love or esteem.

874

admiringly
[.] ADMI'RINGLY, adv. With admiration; in the manner of an admirer.

875

admissibility
[.] ADMISSIBIL'ITY, n. The quality of being admissable.

876

admissible
[.] ADMISS'IBLE, a. [See admit.] That may be admitted, allowed or conceded; as, the testimony is admissible.

877

admission
[.] ADMISS'ION, n. [L. admissio.] [.] 1. The act or practice of admitting, as the admission of aliens into our country; also, the state of being admitted. [.] 2. Admittancep power or permission to enter; entrance; access; power to approach; as, our laws give to foreigners ...

878

admit
[.] ADMIT', v.t. [L. admitto, from ad and mitto, to send.] [.] 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance; whether into a place, or an office, or into the mind, or consideration; as to admit a student into college; to admit a serious thought into the mind. [.] 2. ...

879

admittable
[.] ADMIT'TABLE, a. That may be admitted or allowed.

880

admittance
[.] ADMIT'TANCE, n. [.] 1. The act of admitting; allowance. More usually, [.] 2. Permission to enter; the power or right of entrance; and hence, actual entrance; as, he gained admittance into the church. [.] 3. Concession; admission; allowance; as the admittance ...

881

admitted
[.] ADMIT'TED, pp. Permitted to enter or approach; allowed; granted; conceded.

882

admitter
[.] ADMIT'TER, n. He that admits.

883

admitting
[.] ADMIT'TING, ppr. Permitting to enter or approach; allowing; conceding.

884

admix
[.] ADMIX', v.t. To mingle with something else. [See Mix.]

885

admixtion
[.] ADMIX'TION, n. admixchun, [L. admixtio, or admistio; of ad and misceo, to mix. See Mix.] [.] A mingling of bodies; a union by mixing different substances together. It differs from composition or chimical combination; for admixtion does not alter the nature of ...

886

admixture
[.] ADMIX'TURE, n. [From admix.] [.] The substance mingled with another; sometimes the act of mixture. We say, an admixture of sulphur with alum, or the admixture of different bodies.

887

admonish
[.] ADMON'ISH, v.t. [L. admoneo, ad and moneo, to teach, warn, admonish.] [.] 1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness. [.] Count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 2Thess. 3. [.] 2. To counsel against wrong practices; to caution ...

888

admonished
[.] ADMON'ISHED, pp. Reproved; advised; warned; instructed.

889

admonisher
[.] ADMON'ISHER, n. One who reproves or counsels.

890

admonishing
[.] ADMON'ISHING, ppr. Reproving; warning; counseling; directing.

891

admonishment
[.] ADMON'ISHMENT, n. Admonition.

892

admonition
[.] ADMONI'TION, n. Gentle reproof; counseling against a fault; instruction in duties; caution; direction. Tit. 3. 1Cor. 10. In church discipline, public or private reproof to reclaim an offender; a step preliminary to excommunication.

893

admonitioner
[.] ADMONI'TIONER, n. A dispenser of admonitions.

894

admonitive
[.] ADMON'ITIVE, a. Containing admonition.

895

admonitor
[.] ADMON'ITOR, n. An admonisher, a monitor.

896

admonitory
[.] ADMON'ITORY, a. Containing admonition; that admonishes.

897

admortization
[.] ADMORTIZA'TION, n. The reducing of lands or tenements to mortmain. [See Mortmain.]

898

admove
[.] ADMOVE', v.t. [L. admoveo.] [.] To move to; to bring one thing to another. [Little used.]

899

adnascent
[.] ADNAS'CENT, a. [L. ad and nascens, growing.]

900

adnata
[.] ADNA'TA, n. [L. ad and natus, grown from nascor, to grow.] [.] 1. In anatomy, one of the coats of the eye, which is also called albuginea, and is sometimes confounded with the conjunctive. It lies between the sclerotica, and conjunctiva. [.] 2. Such parts of ...

901

adnate
[.] AD'NATE, a. [L. ad and natus, grown.] [.] In botany, pressing close to the stem, or growing to it.

902

adnoun
[.] AD'NOUN, n. [ad and noun.] [.] In grammar, an adjective, or attribute. [Little used.]

903

ado
[.] ADO', n. [.] Bustle; trouble; labor; difficulty; as, to make a great ado about trifles; to persuade one with much ado.

904

adolescence
[.] ADOLES'CENCE, n. [L. adolescens, growing, of ad and olesco, to grow, from oleo. Heb. to ascend.] [.] The state of growing, applied to the young of the human race; youth, or the period of life between childhood and manhood.

905

adolescent
[.] ADOLES'CENT, a. Growing; advancing from childhood to manhood.

906

adonean
[.] ADONE'AN, a. Pertaining to Adonis. [.] Fair Adonean Venus.

907

adonia
[.] ADO'NIA, n. Festivals celebrated anciently in honor of Adonis, by females, who spent two days in lamentations and infamous pleasures.

908

adonic
[.] ADO'NIC, a. Adonic Verse, a short verse, in which the death of Adonis was bewailed. It consists of a dactyl and spondee or trochee. [.] ADO'NIC, n. An Adonic verse.

909

adonis
[.] ADO'NIS, n. In mythology, the favorite of Venus, said to be the son of Cinyras, king of Cyprus. He was fond of hunting, and received a mortal wound from the tusk of a wild boar. Venus lamented his death, and changed him into the flower, anemony.

910

adonists
[.] ADO'NISTS, n. [Heb. Lord, a scriptural title of the Supreme Being.] [.] Among critics, a sect or party who maintain that the Hebrew points ordinarily annexed to the consonants of the word Jehovah, are not the natural points belonging to that word, and that they do ...

911

adopt
[.] ADOPT', v.t. [L. adopto, of ad and opto, to desire or choose. See Option.] [.] 1. To take a stranger into one's family, as son and heir; to take one who is not a child, and treat him as one, giving him a title to the privileges and rights of a child. [.] 2. ...

912

adopted
[.] ADOPT'ED, pp. Taken as one's own; received as son and heir; selected for use.

913

adoptedly
[.] ADOPT'EDLY, adv. In the manner of something adopted.

914

adopter
[.] ADOPT'ER, n. [.] 1. One who adopts. [.] 2. In chimistry, a large round receiver, with two necks, diametrically opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give ...

915

adopting
[.] ADOPT'ING, ppr. Taking a stranger as a son; taking as one's own.

916

adoption
[.] ADOP'TION, n. [L. adoptio.] [.] 1. The act of adopting, or the state of being adopted; the taking and treating of a stranger as one's own child. [.] 2. The receiving as one's own, what is new or not natural. [.] 3. God's taking the sinful children of men into ...

917

adoptive
[.] ADOPT'IVE, a. [L. adoptivus.] [.] That adopts, as an adoptive father; or that is adopted, as an adoptive son. [.] ADOPT'IVE, n. A person or thing adopted.

918

adorable
[.] ADO'RABLE, a. That ought to be adored; worth of divine honors. In popular use, worthy of the utmost love or respect.

919

adorableness
[.] ADO'RABLENESS, n. The quality of being adorable, or worthy of adoration.

920

adorably
[.] ADO'RABLY, adv. In a manner worthy of adoration.

921

adoration
[.] ADORA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of paying honors to a divine being; the worship paid to God; the act of addressing as a God. [.] Adoration consists in external homage, accompanied with the highest reverence. It is used for the act of praying, or preferring requests ...

922

adore
[.] ADO'RE, v.t. [L. adoro. In Heb. to honor, reverence or glorify to adorn; to be magnificent or glorious, to magnify, to glorify. This word is usually referred to the Latin ad orare, to carry to one's mouth; ad and os, oris; as, in order to kiss one's hand, the hand ...

923

adored
[.] ADO'RED, pp. Worshipped as divine; highly reverenced; greatly beloved.

924

adorer
[.] ADO'RER, n. One who worships, or honors as divine; in popular language, an admiring lover.

925

adoring
[.] ADO'RING, ppr. or a. Honoring or addressing as divine; regarding with great love or reverence.

926

adorn
[.] ADORN', v.t. [L. adorno, ad and orno, to deck, or beautify, to dress, set off, extol, furnish. [.] 1. To deck or decorate; to make beautiful; to add to beauty by dress; to deck with external ornaments. [.] A bride adorneth, herself with jewels. Isa. 6. [.] To ...

927

adorned
[.] ADORN'ED, pp. Decked; decorated; embellished.

928

adorning
[.] ADORN'ING, ppr. Ornamenting; decorating; displaying beauty. [.] ADORN'ING, n. Ornament; decoration. 1Peter 3.

929

adosculation
[.] ADOSCULA'TION, n. [L. ad and osculatio, a kissing, from osculum, a kiss, or mouth.] [.] The impregnation of plants by the falling of the farina on the pistils. [.] Adosculation is also defined to be the inserting of one part of a plant into another.

930

adossed
[.] ADOS'SED, a. [.] In heraldry, denoting two figures or bearings place back to back.

931

adown
[.] ADOWN', prep. [a and down.] From a higher to a lower situation; downwards; implying descent. [.] ADOWN', adv. Down; on the ground; at the bottom.

932

adread
[.] ADREAD', a. Adred'. [See Dread.] Affected by dread. Obs.

933

adriatic
[.] ADRIAT'IC, a. [L. Aldria, or Hadria, the gulf of Venice.] [.] Pertaining to the Gulf, called, from Venice, the Venetian Gulf. [.] ADRIAT'IC, n. The Venetian Gulf; a Gulf that washes the eastern side of Italy.

934

adrift
[.] ADRIFT', a. or adv. [See Drive. Adrift is the participle of the verb.] [.] Literally, driven; floating; floating at random; impelled or moving without direction. As an adjective, it always follows its noun; as, the boat was adrift.

935

adrogation
[.] ADROGA'TION, n. [L. ad and rogo, to ask. See Interrogate and Rogation.] [.] A species of adoption in ancient Rome, by which a person, capable of choosing for himself, was admitted into the relation of a son. So called from the questions put to the parties.

936

adroit
[.] ADROIT', [L. directus, dirigo. See Right.] [.] Dextrous; skillful; active in the use of the hands, and figuratively, in the exercise of the mental faculties; ingenious; ready in invention or execution.

937

adroitly
[.] ADROIT'LY, adv. With dexterity; in a ready skillful manner.

938

adroitness
[.] ADROIT'NESS, n. Dexterity; readiness in the use of the limbs, or of the mental faculties.

939

adry
[.] ADRY', a. [.] Thirsty, in want of drink. [This adjective always follows the noun.]

940

adscititious
[.] ADSCITI'TIOUS, a. [L. ascititius, from adscisco, ascisco, to add or join.] [.] Added; taken as supplemental; additional; not requisite. [.] ADSCITI'TIOUS, n. [L. adstrictio, astrictio, of ad and stringo, to strain or bind fast. See Strict.] [.] A binding ...

941

adstrictory
[.] ADSTRIC'TORY, ADSTRING'ENT. [See Astringent.]

942

adstringent
[.] ADSTRIC'TORY, ADSTRING'ENT. [See Astringent.]

943

adularia
[.] ADULA'RIA, n. [From Adula, the summit of a Swiss mountain.] [.] A mineral deemed the most perfect variety of felspar; its color white, or with a tinge of green, yellow, or red.

944

adulation
[.] ADULA'TION, n. [L. adulatio.] [.] Servile flattery; praise in excess, or beyond what is merited; high compliment.

945

adulator
[.] AD'ULATOR, n. A flatterer; one who offers praise servilely.

946

adulatory
[.] AD'ULATORY, a. Flattering; containing excessive praise or compliments; servilely praising; as, an adulatory address.

947

adulatress
[.] AD'ULATRESS, n. A female that flatters with servility.

948

adult
[.] ADULT', n. [L. adultus, grown to maturity, from oleo, to grow; Heb. to ascend.] [.] Having arrived at mature years, or to full size and strength; as an adult person or plant. [.] ADULT', n. A person grown to full size and strength, or to the years of manhood. ...

949

adulterant
[.] ADUL'TERANT, n. The person or thing that adulterates.

950

adulterate
[.] ADUL'TERATE, v.t. [L. adultero, from adulter, mixed, or an adulterer; ad and alter, other.] [.] To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of baser materials; as, to adulterate liquors, or the coin of a country. [.] ADUL'TERATE, v.i. To commit adultery. ...

951

adulterated
[.] ADUL'TERATED, pp. Corrupted; debased by a mixture with something of less value.

952

adulterateness
[.] ADUL'TERATENESS, n. The quality or state of being debased or counterfeit.

953

adulterating
[.] ADUL'TERATING, ppr. Debasing; corrupting; counterfeiting.

954

adulteration
[.] ADULTERA'TION, n. The act of adulterating, or the state of being adulterated, corrupted or debased by foreign mixture. [.] The adulteration of liquors, of drugs, and even of bread and beer, is common, but a scandalous crime.

955

adulterer
[.] ADUL'TERER, n. [L. adulter.] [.] 1. A man guilty of adultery; a man who has sexual commerce with any married woman, except his wife. [See Adultery.] [.] 2. In scripture, an idolator. Ezek. 23. [.] 3. An apostate from the true faith, or one who violates his ...

956

adulteress
[.] ADUL'TERESS, n. A married woman guilty of incontinence.

957

adulterine
[.] ADUL'TERINE, a. Proceeding from adulterous commerce; spurious.

958

adulterous
[.] ADUL'TEROUS, a. [.] 1. Guilty of adultery; pertaining to adultery. [.] 2. In scripture, idolatrous, very wicked. Mat. 12 and 16. Mark, 8.

959

adultery
[.] ADUL'TERY, n. [L. adulterium. See Adulterate.] [.] 1. Violation of the marriage bed; a crime, or a civil injury, which introduces, or may introduce, into a family, a spurious offspring. [.] By the laws of Connecticut, the sexual intercourse of any man, with a ...

960

adultness
[.] ADULT'NESS, n. The state of being adult.

961

adumbrant
[.] ADUM'BRANT, a. [See Adumbrate.] Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance.

962

adumbrate
[.] ADUM'BRATE, v.t. [L. adumbro, to shade, from umbra, a shade.] [.] To give a faint shadow, or slight likeness; to exhibit a faint resemblance, like a shadow.

963

adumbration
[.] ADUMBRA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of making a shadow or faint resemblance. [.] 2. A faint sketch; an imperfect representation of a thing. [.] 3. In heraldry, the shadow only of a figure, outlined, and painted of a color darker than the field.

964

adunation
[.] ADUNA'TION, n. [L. ad and unus, unio,.] [.] The state of being united; union. [Not used.]

965

aduncity
[.] ADUN'CITY, n. [L. aduncitas, hookedness, of ad and uncus, a hook.] [.] Hookedness; a bending in form of a hook.

966

aduncous
[.] ADUN'COUS, a. [L. aduncus.] [.] Hooked; bent or made in the form of a hook.

967

adunque
[.] ADUNQUE, a. Adunk'. Hooked. [Not used.]

968

adure
[.] ADU'RE, v.t. [L. aduro, ad and uro, to burn.] [.] To burn up. [Not used.]

969

adust
[.] ADUST', a. [L. adustus, burnt, the participle of aduro, to burn.] [.] Burnt; scorched; become dry by heat; hot and fiery.

970

adusted
[.] ADUST'ED, a. Become hot and dry; burnt; scorched.

971

adustion
[.] ADUS'TION, n. The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; a state of being thus heated or dried.

972

advance
[.] ADV'ANCE, v.t. adv'ans. [Heb. surface, face; whence.] [.] 1. To bring forward; to move further in front. Hence, [.] 2. To promote; to raise to a higher rank; as, to advance one from the bar to the bench. [.] 3. To improve or make better, which is considered ...

973

advanced
[.] ADV'ANCED, pp. Moved forward; promoted; improved; furnished beforehand; situated in front, or before the rest; also old, having reached the decline of life; as, advanced in years; an advanced age.

974

advancement
[.] ADV'ANCEMENT, n. [.] 1. The act of moving forward or proceeding. [.] 2. The state of being advanced; preferment; promotion, in rank or excellence; the act of promoting. [.] 3. Settlement on a wife, or jointure. [.] 4. Provision made by a parent for a child, ...

975

advancer
[.] ADV'ANCER, n. One who advances; a promoter. [.] Among sportsmen, a start or branch of a buck's attire, between the back antler and the palm.

976

advancing
[.] ADV'ANCING, ppr. Moving forward; proceeding; promoting; raising to higher rank or excellence; improving; supplying beforehand, as on loan, or as stock in trade.

977

advancive
[.] ADV'ANCIVE, a. Tending to advance, or promote.

978

advantage
[.] ADV'ANTAGE, n. [.] 1. Any state, condition, or circumstance, favorable to success, prosperity, interest, or reputation. [.] The enemy had the advantage of elevated ground. [.] 2. Benefit; gain; profit. [.] What advantage will it be to thee? Job 35. [.] There ...

979

advantage-ground
[.] ADV'ANTAGE-GROUND, n. Ground that gives advantage or superiority; a state that gives superior advantages for annoyance or resistance.

980

advantageable
[.] ADV'ANTAGEABLE, a. Profitable; convenient; gainful. [Little used.]

981

advantaged
[.] ADV'ANTAGED, pp. Benefitted; promoted.

982

advantageous
[.] ADVANTA'GEOUS, a. Being of advantage; furnishing convenience, or opportunity to gain benefit; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position of the troops; trade is advantageous to a nation.

983

advantageously
[.] ADVANTA'GEOUSLY, adv. In an advantageous manner; profitably; usefully; conveniently.

984

advantageousness
[.] ADVANTA'GEOUSNESS, n. The quality or state of being advantageous; profitableness; usefulness; convenience.

985

advantaging
[.] ADV'ANTAGING, ppr. Profiting; benefiting.

986

advene
[.] ADVE'NE, v.i. [L. advenio, to come to, ad and venio.] [.] To accede, or come to; to be added to, or become a part of, though not essential. [Little used.]

987

advenient
[.] ADVE'NIENT, a. Advening; coming from outward causes.

988

advent
[.] AD'VENT, n. [L. adventus, from advenio, of ad and venio, to come. See Find.] [.] A coming; appropriately the coming of our Savior, and in the calendar, it includes four sabbaths before Christmas, beginning of St. Andrew's Day, or on the sabbath next before or after ...

989

adventine
[.] ADVENT'INE, a. Adventitious. [Not used.]

990

adventitious
[.] ADVENTI'TIOUS, a. [L. adventitius, from advenio. See Advent.] [.] Added extrinsically; accidental; not essentially inherent; casual; foreign. [.] Diseases of continuance get an adventitious strength from custom.

991

adventitiously
[.] ADVENTI'TIOUSLY, adv. Accidentally.

992

adventive
[.] ADVENT'IVE, a. Accidental; adventitious. [Little used.]

993

adventual
[.] ADVENT'UAL, a. Relating to the season of advent.

994

adventure
[.] ADVENT'URE, n. [See Advent.] [.] 1. Hazard; risk; chance; that of which one has no direction; as, at all adventures, that is, at all hazards. [See Venture.] [.] 2. An enterprize of hazard; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the ...

995

adventured
[.] ADVENT'URED, pp. Put to hazard; ventured; risked.

996

adventurer
[.] ADVENT'URER, n. [.] 1. One who hazards, or puts something at risk, as merchant-adventurers. [.] 2. One who seeks occasions of chance, or attempts bold, novel, or extraordinary enterprizes.

997

adventuresome
[.] ADVENT'URESOME, a. Bold; daring; incurring hazard. [See Venturesome.]

998

adventuresomeness
[.] ADVENT'URESOMENESS, n. The quality of being bold and venturesome.

999

adventuring
[.] ADVENT'URING, ppr. Putting to risk; hazarding.

1000

adventurous
[.] ADVENT'UROUS, a. [.] 1. Inclined or willing to incur hazard; bold to encounter danger; daring; courageous; enterprizing; applied to persons. [.] 2. Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage" applied to things; as, an adventurous ...

1001

adventurously
[.] ADVENT'UROUSLY, adv. Boldly; daringly; in a manner to incur hazard.

1002

adventurousness
[.] ADVENT'UROUSNESS, n. The act or quality of being adventurous.

1003

adverb
[.] AD'VERB, n. [L. adverbium, of ad and verbum, to a verb.] [.] In grammar, a word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective or attribute, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white. This part of speech might be more significantly ...

1004

adverbial
[.] ADVERB'IAL, a. Pertaining to an adverb.

1005

adverbially
[.] ADVERB'IALLY, adv. In the manner of an adverb.

1006

adversaria
[.] ADVERSA'RIA, n. [L. from adversus. See Adverse.] [.] Among the ancients, a book of accounts, so named from the placing of debt and credit in opposition to each other. A commonplace book.

1007

adversary
[.] AD'VERSARY, n. [See Adverse.] [.] 1. An enemy or foe; one who has enmity at heart. [.] The Lord shall take vengeance on his adversaries. Nah. 1. [.] In scripture, Satan is called THE adversary, by way of eminence. 1Peter 5. [.] 2. An opponent or antagonist, ...

1008

adversative
[.] ADVERS'ATIVE, a. Noting some difference, contrariety, or opposition; as, John is an honest man, but a fanatic. Here but is called an adversative conjunction. This denomination however is not always correct; for but does not always denote opposition, but something ...

1009

adverse
[.] AD'VERSE, a. [L. adversus, opposite; of ad and versus, turned; from verto, to turn. See Advert. This word was formerly accented, by some authors, on the last syllable; but the accent is now settled on the first.] [.] 1. Opposite; opposing; acting in a contrary ...

1010

adversely
[.] AD'VERSELY, adv. In an adverse manner; oppositely; unfortunately; unprosperously; in a manner contrary to desire or success.

1011

adverseness
[.] AD'VERSENESS, n. Opposition; unprosperousness.

1012

adversity
[.] ADVERS'ITY, n. An event, or series of events, which oppose success or desire; misfortune; calamity; affliction; distress; state of unhappiness. [.] In the day of adversity, consider. Eccl. 7. [.] Ye have rejected God, who saved you out of all you adversities. ...

1013

advert
[.] ADVERT', v.i. [L. adverto, of ad and verto, to turn.] [.] To turn the mind or attention to; to regard, observe, or notice: with to; as, he adverted to what was said, or to a circumstance that occurred.

1014

adverted
[.] ADVERT'ED, pp. Attended to; regarded; with to.

1015

advertence
[.] ADVERT'ENCE,

1016

advertency
[.] ADVERT'ENCY, n. A direction of the mind to; attention; notice; regard; consideration; heedfulness. [.]

1017

advertent
[.] ADVERT'ENT, a. Attentive; heedful.

1018

adverting
[.] ADVERT'ING, ppr. Attending to; regarding; observing.

1019

advertise
[.] ADVERTI'SE, v.t. s as z. [See Advert.] [.] 1. To inform; to give notice, advice or intelligence to, whether of a past or present event, or of something future. [.] I will advertise thee what this people will do to thy people in the latter day. Num. 24. [.] I ...

1020

advertised
[.] ADVERTI'SED, pp. Informed; notified; warned; used of persons: published; made known; used of things.

1021

advertisement
[.] ADVER'TISEMENT, n. Information; admonition, notice given. More generally, a publication intended to give notice; this may be, by a short account printed in a newspaper, or by a written account posted, or otherwise made public.

1022

advertiser
[.] ADVERTI'SER, n. One who advertises. This title is often given to public prints.

1023

advertising
[.] ADVERTI'SING, ppr. [.] 1. Informing; giving notice; publishing notice. [.] 2. a. Furnishing advertisements; as, advertising customers. [.] 3. In the sense of monitory, or active in giving intelligence, as used by Shakespeare. [Not now used.]

1024

advice
[.] ADVI'CE, n. [L. viso, to see, to visit.] [.] 1. Counsel; an opinion recommended, or offered, as worthy to be followed. [.] What advice give ye? 2Ch. 10. [.] With good advice make war. Prov. 20. [.] We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. [.] 2. ...

1025

advisable
[.] ADVI'SABLE, a. [See Advise.] [.] 1. Proper to be advised; prudent; expedient; proper to be done or practiced. [.] It is not advisable to proceed, at this time, to a choice of officers. [.] 2. Open to advice.

1026

advisableness
[.] ADVI'SABLENESS, n. The quality of being advisable or expedient.

1027

advise
[.] ADVI'SE, v.t. s as z. [See Advice.] [.] 1. To give counsel to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; as, I advise you to be cautious of speculation. [.] 2. To give information; to communicate notice; to make acquainted with; followed by ...

1028

advised
[.] ADVI'SED, pp. [.] 1. Informed; counseled; also cautious; prudent; acting with deliberation. [.] Let him be advised in his answers. [.] With the well advised is wisdom. Prov. 13. [.] 2. Done, formed, or taken with advice or deliberation; intended; as, an ...

1029

advisedly
[.] ADVI'SEDLY, adv. With deliberation or advice; heedfully; purposely; by design; as, an enterprize advisedly undertaken.

1030

advisedness
[.] ADVI'SEDNESS, n. Deliberate consideration; prudent procedure.

1031

advisement
[.] ADVI'SEMENT, n. [.] 1. Counsel; information; circumspection. [.] 2. Consultation. [.] The action standing continued nisi for advisement.

1032

adviser
[.] ADVI'SER, n. One who gives advice or admonition; also, in a bad sense, one who instigates or persuades.

1033

advising
[.] ADVI'SING, ppr. Giving counsel.

1034

advisory
[.] ADVI'SORY, a. [.] 1. Having power to advise. [.] The general association has a general advisory superintendence over all the ministers and churches. [.] 2. Containing advice; as, their opinion is merely advisory.

1035

advocacy
[.] AD'VOCACY, n. [.] 1. The act of pleading for; intercession. [.] 2. Judicial pleading; law-suit.

1036

advocate
[.] AD'VOCATE, n. [L. advocatus, from advoco, to call for, to plead for; of ad and voco, to call. See Vocal.] [.] 1. Advocate, in its primary sense, signifies, one who pleads the cause of another in a court of civil law. Hence, [.] 2. One who pleads the cause of ...

1037

advocated
[.] AD'VOCATED, pp. Defended by argument; vindicated.

1038

advocatess
[.] AD'VOCATESS, n. A female advocate.

1039

advocating
[.] AD'VOCATING, ppr. Supporting by reasons; defending; maintaining.

1040

advocation
...

1041

advoutress
[.] ADVOU'TRESS, n. An adulteress.

1042

advoutry
[.] ADVOU'TRY, n. Adultery. [Little used.]

1043

advowee
[.] ADVOWEE', n. [.] 1. He that has the right of advowson. [.] 2. The advocate of a church or religious house.

1044

advowson
[.] ADVOW'SON, n. s as z. [The word was latinized, advocatio, from advoco, and avow is from advoco.] [.] In English law, a right of presentation to a vacant benefice; or in other words, a right of nominating a person to officiate in a vacant church. The name is derived ...

1045

advoyer
[.] ADVOY'ER, or Avoy'er, A chief magistrate of a town or canton in Switzerland.

1046

ady
[.] A'DY, n. The abanga, or Thernel's restorative; a species of Palm tree, in the West Indies, tall, upright, without branches, with a thick branching head, which furnishes a juice of which the natives make a drink by fermentation.

1047

adz
[.] ADZ, n. An iron instrument with an arching edge, across the line of the handle, and ground from a base on its inside to the outer edge; used for chipping a horizontal surface of timber. [.]

1048

ae
[.] AE, a diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. In derivatives from the learned languages, it is mostly superseded by e, and convenience seems to require it to be wholly rejected in anglicized words. For such words as may be found with this ...

1049

aed
[.] AED, ed, ead, syllables found in names from the Saxon, signify happy; as, Eadric, happy kingdom; Eadrig, happy victory; Edward prosperous watch; Edgar, successful weapon.

1050

aedile
[.] AE'DILE, n. [Lat.] In ancient Rome, an officer or magistrate, who had the care of the public buildings, [ades,] streets, highways, public spectacles, &c.

1051

aegilops
[.] AE'GILOPS, n. [Gr. a goat and the eye.] [.] A tumor in the corner of the eye, and a plant so called.

1052

aegis
[.] AE'GIS, n. [Gr. a goat skin, and shield; from a goat.] [.] A shield, or defensive armor.

1053

ael
[.] AEL, Eng. all, are seen in many names; as, in AElfred, Alfred, all peace; AElwin, all conqueror.

1054

aelf
[.] AELF, seems to be one form of help, but more generally written elph or ulph; as, in AElfwin, victorious aid; AEthelwulph, illustrious help.

1055

aeolist
[.] AE'OLIST, n. [L. AEolus.] [.] A pretender to inspiration.

1056

aerate
[.] A'ERATE, v.t. [See Air.] To combine with carbonic acid, formerly called fixed air. [The word has been discarded from modern chimistry.]

1057

aerated
[.] A'ERATED, pp. Combined with carbonic acid.

1058

aerating
[.] A'ERATING, ppr. Combining with carbonic acid.

1059

aeration
[.] AERA'TION, n. The act or operation of combining with carbonic acid.

1060

aerial
[.] AE'RIAL, a. [L. aerius. See Air.] [.] 1. Belonging to the air, or atmosphere; as, aerial regions. [.] 2. Consisting of air; partaking of the nature of air; as, aerial particles. [.] 3. Produced by air; as, aerial honey. [.] 4. Inhabiting or frequenting ...

1061

aerians
[.] AE'RIANS, n. In church history, a branch of Arians, so called from Aerius, who maintained, that there is no difference between bishops and priests.

1062

aerie
[.] A'ERIE, n. The nest of a fowl, as of an eagle or hawk; a covey of birds.

1063

aerification
[.] AERIFICA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of combining air with; the state of being filled with air. [.] 2. The act of becoming air or of changing into an aeriform state, as substances which are converted from a liquid or solid form into gas or an elastic vapor; the state ...

1064

aerified
[.] A'ERIFIED, pp. Having air infused, or combined with.

1065

aeriform
[.] A'ERIFORM, a. [L. aer, air, and forma, form.] [.] Having the form or nature of air, or of an elastic, invisible fluid. The gases are aeriform fluids.

1066

aerify
[.] A'ERIFY, v.t. To infuse air into; to fill with air, or to combine air with.

1067

aerography
[.] AEROG'RAPHY, n. [Gr. air, and to describe.] [.] A description of the air or atmosphere; but aerology is chiefly used.

1068

aerolite
[.] A'EROLITE, n. [Gr. air, and a stone.] [.] A stone falling from the air, or atmospheric regions; a meteoric stone.

1069

aerological
[.] AEROLOG'ICAL, a. Pertaining to aerology.

1070

aerologist
[.] AEROL'OGIST, n. One who is versed in aerology.

1071

aerology
[.] AEROL'OGY, n [Gr. air, and description.] [.] A description of the air; that branch of philosophy which treats of the air, its constituent parts, properties, and phenomena.

1072

aeromancy
[.] A'EROMANCY, n. [Gr. divination.] [.] Divination by means of the air and winds. [Little used.]

1073

aerometer
[.] AEROM'ETER, n. [Gr. air, and measure.] [.] An instrument for weighing air, or for ascertaining the mean bulk of gases.

1074

aerometry
[.] AEROM'ETRY, n. [as above.] The science of measuring the air, including the doctrine of its pressure, elasticity, rarefaction, and condensation. [.] Rather, aerometry is the art or science of ascertaining the mean bulk of the gases.

1075

aeronaut
[.] A'ERONAUT, n. [Gr. a sailor, from a ship.] [.] One who sails or floats in the air; an aerial navigator; applied to persons who ascent in air balloons.

1076

aeronautic
[.] AERONAUT'IC, a. Sailing or floating in the air; pertaining to aerial sailing.

1077

aeronautics
[.] AERONAUT'ICS, n. The doctrine, science, or art of sailing in the air, by means of a balloon.

1078

aeronautism
[.] A'ERONAUTISM, n. The practice of ascending and floating in the atmosphere, in balloons.

1079

aeroscopy
[.] AEROS'COPY, n. [Gr to see.] The observation of the air. [Little used.]

1080

aerostat
[.] A'EROSTAT, n. [Gr. sustaining, from to stand.] [.] A machine or vessel sustaining weights in the air; a name given to air balloons.

1081

aerostatic
[.] AEROSTAT'IC, a. Suspending in air; pertaining to the art of aerial navigation.

1082

aerostation
[.] AEROSTA'TION, n. [.] 1. Aerial navigation; the science of raising, suspending, and guiding machines in the air, or of ascending in air balloons. [.] 2. The science of weighing air.

1083

aery-light
[.] A'ERY-LIGHT, in Milton, light as air; used for airy light.

1084

aethel
[.] ATHEL, ADEL or AETHEL, nobel of illustrious birth.

1085

afar
[.] AF'AR, adv. [a and far. See Far.] [.] 1. At a distance in place; to or from a distance; used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off. [.] 2. In scripture, figuratively, estranged in affection; alienated. [.] My ...

1086

afeard
[.] AFE'ARD, a. Afeard is the participle passive. See Fear.] [.] Afraid; affected with fear or apprehension, in a more moderate degree than is expressed by terrified. It is followed by of, but no longer used in books, and even in popular use, is deemed vulgar.

1087

affa
[.] AF'FA, n. A weight used on the Guinea coast, equal to an ounce. The half of it is call eggeba.

1088

affability
[.] AFFABIL'ITY, n. [See Affable.] The quality of being affable; readiness to converse; civility and courteousness, in receiving others, and in conversation; condescension in manners. Affability of countenance is that mildness of aspect, which invites to free social ...

1089

affable
[.] AF'FABLE, a. [L. affabilis, of ad and fabulor. See Fable.] [.] 1. Easy of conversation; admitting others to free conversation without reserve; courteous; complaisant; of easy manners; condescending; usually applied to superiors; as an affable prince. [.] 2. ...

1090

affableness
[.] AF'FABLENESS, n. Affability.

1091

affably
[.] AF'FABLY, adv. In an affable manner; courteously; invitingly.

1092

affair
[.] AFFA'IR, n. [L. facere. The primary sense of facio is to urge, drive, impel.] [.] 1. Business of any kind; that which is done, or is to be done; a word of very indefinite and undefinable signification. In the plural, it denotes transactions in general; as human ...

1093

affect
[.] AFFECT', v.t. [L. afficio, affectum, of ad and facio, to make; affecto, to desire, from the same room. Affect is to make to, or upon to press upon.] [.] 1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon; as, cold affects the body; loss affects our interests. [.] 2. ...

1094

affectation
[.] AFFECTA'TION, n. [L. affectatio.] [.] 1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false pretense; artificial appearance, or show; as, an affectation of wit, or of virtue. [.] 2. Fondness; affection. [Not used.]

1095

affected
[.] AFFECT'ED, pp. [.] 1. Impressed; moved, or touched, either in person or in interest; having suffered some change by external force, loss, danger, and the like; as, we are more or less affected by the failure of the bank. [.] 2. Touched in the feelings; having ...

1096

affectedly
[.] AFFECT'EDLY, adv. In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality; formally; studiously; unnaturally; as, to walk affectedly; affectedly civil.

1097

affectedness
[.] AFFECT'EDNESS, n. The quality of being affected; affectation.

1098

affecter
[.] AFFECT'ER, n. One that affects; one that practices affectation.

1099

affecting
[.] AFFECT'ING, ppr. [.] 1. Impressing; having an effect on; touching the feelings; moving the passions; attempting a false show; greatly desiring; aspiring to possess. [.] 2. a. Having power to excite, or move the passions; tending to move the affections; pathetic; ...

1100

affectingly
[.] AFFECT'INGLY, adv. In an affecting manner; in a manner to excite emotions.

1101

affection
[.] AFFEC'TION, n. [.] 1. The state of being affected. [Little used.] [.] 2. Passion; but more generally, [.] 3. A bent of mind towards a particular object, holding a middle place between disposition, which is natural, and passion, which is excited by the presence ...

1102

affectionate
[.] AFFEC'TIONATE, a. [.] 1. Having great love, or affection; fond; as, an affectionate brother. [.] 2. Warm in affection; zealous. [.] Man, in his love to God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate. [.] 3. Proceeding from affection; indicating ...

1103

affectionately
[.] AFFEC'TIONATELY, adv. With affection; fondly; tenderly; kindly. 1Thes. 2.

1104

affectionateness
[.] AFFEC'TIONATENESS, n. Fondness; goodwill; affection.

1105

affectioned
[.] AFFEC'TIONED, a. [.] 1. Disposed; having an affection of heart. [.] Be ye kindly affectioned one to another. Rom 12. [.] 2. Affected; conceited. Obs.

1106

affective
[.] AFFECT'IVE, a. That affects, or excites emotion; suited to affect. [Little used.]

1107

affectively
[.] AFFECT'IVELY, adv. In an affective or impressive manner.

1108

affector
[.] AFFECT'OR

1109

affectuous
[.] AFFECT'UOUS, a. Full of passion. [Not used.]

1110

affeer
[.] AFFEE'R, v.t. To confirm. [Not used.] [.] AFFEE'R, v.t. [.] In law, to assess or reduce an arbitrary penalty or amercement to a precise sum; to reduce a general amercement to a sum certain, according to the circumstances of the case.

1111

affeered
[.] AFFEE'RED, pp. Moderated in sum; assessed; reduced to a certainty.

1112

affeerment
[.] AFFEE'RMENT, n. The act of affeering, or assessing an amercement, according to the circumstances of the case.

1113

affeeror
[.] AFFEE'ROR, n. One who affeers; a person sworn to assess a penalty, or reduce an uncertain penalty to a certainty.

1114

affettuoso
[.] AFFETTUO'SO, or con affetto, [L. affectus.] [.] In music, a direction to render notes soft and affecting.

1115

affiance
[.] AFFI'ANCE, n. [L. fido, fides.] [.] 1. The marriage contract or promise; faith pledged. [.] 2. Trust in general; confidence; reliance. [.] The Christian looks to God with implicit affiance. [.] AFFI'ANCE, v.t. [.] 1. To betroth; to pledge one's faith ...

1116

affianced
[.] AFFI'ANCED, pp. Pledged in marriage; betrothed; bound in faith.

1117

affiancer
[.] AFFI'ANCER, n. One who makes a contract of marriage between parties.

1118

affiancing
[.] AFFI'ANCING, ppr. Pledging in marriage; promising fidelity.

1119

affidavit
[.] AFFIDA'VIT, n. [An old law verb in the perfect tense; he made oath; from ad and fides, faith.] [.] A declaration upon oath. In the United States, more generally, a declaration in writing, signed by the party, and sworn to, before an authorized magistrate.

1120

affied
[.] AFFI'ED, a. or part. Joined by contract; affianced. [Not used.]

1121

affile
[.] AFFI'LE, v.t. To polish. [Not used.]

1122

affiliate
[.] AFFIL'IATE, v.t. [L. ad and filius, a son.] [.] 1. To adopt; to receive into a family as a son. [.] 2. To receive into a society as a member, and initiate in its mysteries, plans, or intrigues - a sense in which the word was much used by the Jacobins in France, ...

1123

affiliation
[.] AFFILIA'TION, n. Adoption; association in the same family or society.

1124

affinity
[.] AFFIN'ITY, n. [L. affinitas, from affinis, adjacent, related by marriage; ad and finis, end.] [.] 1. The relation contracted by marriage, between a husband and his wife's kindred, and between a wife and her husband's kindred; in contradistinction from consanguinity ...

1125

affirm
[.] AFFIRM, v.t. afferm' [L. affirmo; ad and firmo, to make firm. See Firm.] [.] 1. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to declare the existence of something; to maintain as true; opposed to deny. [.] Of one Jesus whom Paul affirmed to be alive. ...

1126

affirmable
[.] AFFIRM'ABLE, a. That may be asserted or declared; followed by of; as, an attribute affirmable of every just man. [.]

1127

affirmance
[.] AFFIRM'ANCE, n. [.] 1. Confirmation; ratification; as, the affirmance of a judgment; a statute in affirmance of common law. [.] 2. Declaration; affirmation. [Little used.]

1128

affirmant
[.] AFFIRM'ANT, n. One who affirms.

1129

affirmation
[.] AFFIRMA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of affirming or asserting as true; opposed to negation or denial. [.] 2. That which is asserted; position declared as true; averment. [.] 3. Confirmation; ratification; an establishing of what had been before done or decreed. [.] 4. ...

1130

affirmative
[.] AFFIRM'ATIVE, a. [.] 1. That affirms, or asserts; declaratory of what exists; opposed to negative; as, an affirmative proposition. [.] 2. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law. [.] 3. In algebra, positive; a term applied to numbers ...

1131

affirmatively
[.] AFFIRM'ATIVELY, adv. In an affirmative manner; positively; on the affirmative side of a question; opposed to negatively.

1132

affirmed
[.] AFFIRM'ED, pp. Declared; asserted; averred; confirmed; ratified.

1133

affirmer
[.] AFFIRM'ER, n. One who affirms.

1134

affirming
[.] AFFIRM'ING, ppr. Asserting; declaring positively; confirming.

1135

affix
[.] AFFIX', v.t. [L. affigo, affixum, of ad and figo, to fix. Eng. peg. See Fix.] [.] 1. To unite at the end; to subjoin, annex, or add at the close; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument. [.] 2. To attach, unite, or connect with, ...

1136

affixed
[.] AFFIX'ED, pp. United at the end; annexed; attached.

1137

affixing
[.] AFFIX'ING, ppr. Uniting at the end; subjoining; attaching.

1138

affixion
[.] AFFIX'ION, n. The act of uniting at the end, or state of being so united. [Little used.]

1139

affixture
[.] AFFIX'TURE, n. That which is affixed.

1140

afflation
[.] AFFLA'TION, n. [L. affle, afflatum, of ad and flo; Eng. blow. See Blow.] [.] A blowing or breathing on.

1141

afflatus
[.] AFFLA'TUS, n. [L.] [.] 1. A breath or blast of wind. [.] 2. Inspiration; communication of divine knowledge, or the power of prophesy.

1142

afflict
[.] AFFLICT', v.t. [L. affligo, afflicto, of ad and figo, to strike; eng. flog; Gr. to strike;, L. plaga, a stroke. Hence, eng. flail, g being suppressed; L. flagellum. See Flog.] [.] 1. To give to the body or mind pain which is continued or of some permanence; ...

1143

afflicted
[.] AFFLICT'ED, pp. Affected with continued or often repeated pain, either of body or mind; suffering grief or distress, of any kind; followed by at, by or with; as, afflicted at the loss of a child, by the rheumatism, or with losses.

1144

afflictedness
[.] AFFLICT'EDNESS, n. The state of being afflicted; but superseded by affliction.

1145

afflicter
[.] AFFLICT'ER, n. One who afflicts, or causes pain of body or of mind.

1146

afflicting
[.] AFFLICT'ING, ppr. Causing continued or durable pain of body or mind; grieving; distressing. [.] AFFLICT'ING, a. Grievous; distressing; as, an afflicting event.

1147

affliction
[.] AFFLIC'TION, n. [.] 1. The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief. [.] Some virtues are seen only in affliction. [.] 2. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, calamity, adversity, persecution. [.] Many are ...

1148

afflictive
[.] AFFLICT'IVE, a. Giving pain; causing continued or repeated pain or grief; painful; distressing.

1149

afflictively
[.] AFFLICT'IVELY, adv. In a manner to give pain or grief.

1150

affluence
...

1151

affluent
[.] AF'FLUENT, a. Flowing to; more generally, wealthy; abounding in goods or riches; abundant.

1152

affluently
[.] AF'FLUENTLY, adv. In abundance; abundantly.

1153

afflux
[.] AF'FLUX, n. [L. affluxum, from affluo. See Flow.] [.] The act of flowing to; a flowing to, or that which flows to; as, an afflux of blood to the head.

1154

affluxion
[.] AFFLUX'ION, n. The act of flowing to; that which flows to. [See Afflux.]

1155

afforage
[.] AF'FORAGE, n. [ad and force.] [.] In France, a duty paid to the lord of a district, for permission to sell wine or other liquors, within his seignory.

1156

afforcement
[.] AFFO'RCEMENT, n. [ad and force.] [.] In old charters, a fortress; a fortification for defense. Obs.

1157

afford
[.] AFFO'RD, v.t. [ad and the root of forth, further. The sense is to send forth. But I have not found this precise word in the exact sense of the English, in any other language.] [.] 1. To yield or produce as fruit, profit, issues, or result. Thus, the earth affords ...

1158

afforded
[.] AFFO'RDED, pp. Yielded as fruit, produce or result; sold without loss or with profit.

1159

affording
[.] AFFO'RDING, ppr. Yielding; producing; selling without loss; bearing expenses.

1160

afforest
[.] AFFOR'EST, v.t. [ad and forest.] [.] To convert ground into forest, as was done by the first Norman kings in England, for the purpose of affording them the pleasures of the chase.

1161

afforestation
[.] AFFORESTA'TION, n. The act of turning ground into forest or wood land.

1162

afforested
[.] AFFOR'ESTED, pp. Converted into forest.

1163

afforesting
[.] AFFOR'ESTING, ppr. Converting into forest.

1164

affranchisement
[.] AFFRAN'CHISEMENT,n. [See Franchise and disfranchise.] [.] The act of making free, or liberating from dependence or servitude. [Little used.]

1165

affrap
[.] AFFRAP', v.t. [Eng. rap.] To strike. Obs.

1166

affray
[.] AFFRA'Y,

1167

affrayment
[.] AFFRA'YMENT, n. [.] 1. In law, the fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. A fighting in private is not, in a legal sense, an affray. [.] 2. In popular language, fray is used to express any fighting of two or more persons; ...

1168

affreight
[.] AFFREIGHT', v.t. affra'te. [See Freight.] [.] To hire a ship for the transportation of goods or freight.

1169

affreighted
[.] AFFREIGHT'ED, pp. Hired for transporting goods.

1170

affreighter
[.] AFFREIGHT'ER, n. The person who hires or charters a ship or other vessel to convey goods.

1171

affreightment
[.] AFFREIGHT'MENT, n. The act of hiring a ship for the transportation of goods.

1172

affret
[.] AFFRET', n. A furious onset, or attack. [Not used.]

1173

affriction
[.] AFFRIC'TION, n. The act of rubbing. [Not used.] [See Friction.]

1174

affriended
[.] AFFRIENDED, a. affrend'ed. Made friends; reconciled. Obs.

1175

affright
[.] AFFRI'GHT, v.t. affri'te. [See Fright.] [.] To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to terrify or alarm. It expresses a stronger impression than fear or apprehend, and perhaps less than terror. [.] AFFRI'GHT, n. Sudden or great fear; terror; also, the cause ...

1176

affrighted
[.] AFFRI'GHTED, pp. Suddenly alarmed with fear; terrified; followed by at or with, more generally by at; as, affrighted at the cry of fire.

1177

affrighter
[.] AFFRI'GHTER, n. One who frightens.

1178

affrightful
[.] AFFRI'GHTFUL, a. Terrifying; terrible; that may excite great fear; dreadful.

1179

affrighting
[.] AFFRI'GHTING, ppr. Impressing sudden fear; terrifying.

1180

affrightment
[.] AFFRI'GHTMENT, n. Affright; terror; the state of being frightened. [Rarely used.] [In common discourse, the use of this word, in all its forms, is superseded by fright, frighted, frightful.]

1181

affront
[.] AFFRONT', v.t. [L. frons, front, face.] [.] 1. Literally, to meet or encounter face to face, in a good or bad sense; as, [.] The seditious affronted the king's forces [.] [The foregoing sense is obsolete.] [.] 2. To offer abuse to the face; to insult, dare ...

1182

affronted
[.] AFFRONT'ED, pp. [.] 1. Opposed face to face; dared; defied; abused. [.] 2. In popular language, offended; slightly angry at ill treatment, by words or actions; displeased.

1183

affrontee
[.] AFFRONTEE', a. In heraldry, front to front; an epithet given to animals that face each other.

1184

affronter
[.] AFFRONT'ER, n. One that affronts.

1185

affronting
[.] AFFRONT'ING, ppr. Opposing face to face; defying; abusing; offering abuse, or any cause of displeasure. [.] AFFRONT'ING, a. Contumelious; abusive.

1186

affrontive
[.] AFFRONT'IVE, a. Giving offense; tending to offend; abusive.

1187

affrontiveness
[.] AFFRONT'IVENESS, n. The quality that gives offense. [Little used.]

1188

affuse
[.] AFFU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. affundo, affusum, ad and fundo, to pour out. See Fuse.] [.] To pour upon; to sprinkle, as with a liquid.

1189

affused
[.] AFFU'SED, pp. Sprinkled with a liquid; sprinkled on; having a liquid poured upon.

1190

affusing
[.] AFFU'SING, ppr. Pouring upon, or sprinkling.

1191

affusion
[.] AFFU'SION, n. affu'zhun. The act of pouring upon, or sprinkling with a liquid substance, as water upon a diseased body, or upon a child in baptism.

1192

affy
[.] AFFY', v.t. To betroth; to bind or join. [Not used.] [.] AFFY', v.t. To trust or confide in. [Not used.]

1193

afield
[.] AFIE'LD, adv. [a and field.] To the field.

1194

afire
[.] AFI'RE, adv. On fire.

1195

aflat
[.] AFLAT', adv. [a and flat.] Level with the ground.

1196

afloat
[.] AFLO'AT, adv. or a. [a and float.] [.] 1. Borne on the water; floating; swimming; as, the ship is afloat. [.] 2. Figuratively, moving; passing from place to place; as, a rumor is afloat. [.] 3. Unfixed; moving without guide or control; as, our affairs are ...

1197

afoot
[.] AFOOT', adv. [a or on and foot.] [.] 1. On foot; borne by the feet; opposed to riding. [.] 2. In action; in a state of being planned for execution; as, a design is afoot, or on foot.

1198

afore
[.] AFO'RE, adv. or prep. [a and fore.] [.] 1. In front. [.] 2. Between one object and another, so as to intercept a direct view or intercourse; as, to stand between a person and the light of a candle - a popular use of the word. [.] 3. Prior in time; before; ...

1199

aforegoing
[.] AFO'REGOING, a. Going before. [See Foregoing, which is chiefly used.]

1200

aforehand
[.] AFO'REHAND, adv. [afore and hand.] [.] 1. In time previous; by previous provision; as, he is ready aforehand. [.] She is come aforehand to anoint my body. Mark 14. [.] 2. a. Prepared; previously provided; as, to be aforehand in business. Hence in popular ...

1201

aforementioned
[.] AFO'REMENTIONED, a. [afore and mention.] [.] Mentioned before in the same writing or discourse.

1202

aforenamed
[.] AFO'RENAMED, a. [afore and name.] Named before.

1203

aforesaid
[.] AFO'RESAID, a. [afore and say.] Said or recited before, or in a proceeding part.

1204

aforetime
[.] AFO'RETIME, adv. [afore and time.] In time past; in a former time.

1205

afoul
[.] AFOUL', adv. or a. [a and foul.] Not free; entangled.

1206

afraid
[.] AFRA'ID, a. [The participle of affray.] [.] Impressed with fear or apprehension; fearful. This word expresses a less degree of fear than terrified or frightened. It is followed by of before the object of fear; as, to be afraid of death. [.] Joseph was afraid ...

1207

afresh
[.] AFRESH', adv. [a and fresh.] Anew; again; recently; after intermission. [.] They crucify the son of God afresh. Heb. 6.

1208

afric
[.] AF'RIC,

1209

africa
[.] AF'RICA, n. [L. a neg. and frigus, cold.] [.] One of the four quarters or largest divisions of the globe; a continent separated from Europe by the Mediterranean sea.

1210

african
[.] AF'RICAN, a. Pertaining to Africa. [.] AF'RICAN, n. A native of Africa. [.] This name is given also to the African marygold.

1211

afront
[.] AFRONT', adv. In front.

1212

aft
[.] 'AFT, a. or adv. [.] In seaman's language, a word used to denote the stern or what pertains to the stern of a ship; as, the aft part of the ship; haul aft the main sheet, that is, further towards the stern. Fore and aft is the whole length of a ship. Right aft is ...

1213

after
[.] 'AFTER, a. [The comparative degree of aft. But is some Teutonic dialects it is written with g.] [.] 1. In marine language, more aft, or towards the stern of the ship; as, the after sails; after hatchway. [.] 2. In common language, later in time; as, an after ...

1214

after-account
[.] 'AFTER-ACCOUNT, n. A subsequent reckoning.

1215

after-act
[.] 'AFTER-ACT, n. A subsequent act.

1216

after-ages
[.] 'AFTER-AGES, n. Later ages; succeeding times. After-age, in the singular, is not improper.

1217

after-band
[.] 'AFTER-BAND, n. A future band.

1218

after-birth
[.] 'AFTER-BIRTH, n. The appendages of the fetus, called also secundines.

1219

after-clap
[.] 'AFTER-CLAP, n. An unexpected, subsequent event; something happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.

1220

after-comer
[.] 'AFTER-COMER, n. A successor.

1221

after-comfort
[.] 'AFTER-COMFORT, n. Future comfort

1222

after-conduct
[.] 'AFTER-CONDUCT, n. Subsequent behavior.

1223

after-conviction
[.] 'AFTER-CONVIC'TION, n Future conviction.

1224

after-cost
[.] 'AFTER-COST, n. Later cost; expense after the execution of the main design.

1225

after-course
[.] 'AFTER-COURSE, n. Future course.

1226

after-crop
[.] 'AFTER-CROP, n. The second crop in the same year.

1227

after-days
[.] 'AFTER-DAYS, n. Future days.

1228

after-eatage
[.] 'AFTER-EATAGE, n. Part of the increase of the same year. [Local.]

1229

after-endeavor
[.] 'AFTER-ENDEAV'OR, n. An endeavor after the first or former effort.

1230

after-game
[.] 'AFTER-GAME, n. A subsequent scheme, or expedient.

1231

after-guard
[.] 'AFTER-GUARD, n. The seaman stationed on the poop or after part of the ship, to attend the after sails.

1232

after-hope
[.] 'AFTER-HOPE, n. Future hope.

1233

after-hours
[.] 'AFTER-HOURS, n. Hours that follow; time following.

1234

after-ignorance
[.] 'AFTER-IGNORANCE, n. Subsequent ignorance.

1235

after-king
[.] 'AFTER-KING, n. A succeeding king.

1236

after-life
[.] 'AFTER-LIFE, n. [.] 1. Future life or the life after this. [.] 2. A later period of life; subsequent life.

1237

after-liver
[.] 'AFTER-LIVER, n. One who lives in succeeding times.

1238

after-love
[.] 'AFTER-LOVE, n. The second or later love.

1239

after-malice
[.] 'AFTER-MALICE, n. Succeeding malice.

1240

after-math
[.] 'AFTER-MATH, n. [after and math. See Mow.] [.] A second crop of grass, in the same season; rowen.

1241

after-most
[.] 'AFTER-MOST, a. Superl. In marine language, nearest the stern, opposed to foremost; also hindmost.

1242

after-noon
[.] 'AFTER-NOON', n. The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.

1243

after-pains
[.] 'AFTER-PAINS, n. The pains which succeed child birth.

1244

after-part
[.] 'AFTER-PART, n. The latter part. In marine language, the part of a ship towards the stern.

1245

after-piece
[.] 'AFTER-PIECE, n. A piece performed after a play; a farce or other entertainment.

1246

after-proof
[.] 'AFTER-PROOF, n. Subsequent proof or evidence; qualities known by subsequent experience.

1247

after-repentance
[.] 'AFTER-REPENT'ANCE, n. Subsequent repentance.

1248

after-report
[.] 'AFTER-REPORT, n. Subsequent report, or information.

1249

after-sails
[.] 'AFTER-SAILS, n. The sails on the mizzenmast and stays, between the main and mizzen-masts.

1250

after-state
[.] 'AFTER-STATE, n. The future state.

1251

after-sting
[.] 'AFTER-STING, n. Subsequent sting.

1252

after-storm
[.] 'AFTER-STORM, n. A succeeding or future storm.

1253

after-supper
[.] 'AFTER-SUPPER, n. The time between supper and going to bed.

1254

after-swarm
[.] 'AFTER-SWARM, n. A swarm of bees which leaves the hive after the first.

1255

after-taste
[.] 'AFTER-TASTE, n. A taste which succeeds eating and drinking.

1256

after-thought
[.] 'AFTER-THOUGHT, n. [See Thought.] Reflections after an act; later thought, or expedient occurring too late.

1257

after-times
[.] 'AFTER-TIMES, n. Succeeding times. It may be used in the singular.

1258

after-tossing
[.] 'AFTER-TOSSING, n. The swell or agitation of the sea after a storm.

1259

after-wise
[.] 'AFTER-WISE, a. Wise afterwards or too late.

1260

after-wit
[.] 'AFTER-WIT, n. Subsequent wit; wisdom that comes too late.

1261

after-wrath
[.] 'AFTER-WRATH, n. Later wrath; anger after the provocation has ceased.

1262

after-writer
[.] 'AFTER-WRITER, n. A succeeding writer.

1263

afterward
[.] 'AFTERWARD, or 'AFTERWARDS, adv. [See Ward.] In later or subsequent time.

1264

afterwards
[.] 'AFTERWARD, or 'AFTERWARDS, adv. [See Ward.] In later or subsequent time.

1265

aga
[.] AGA, n. In the Turkish dominions, a commander or chief officer. The title is given to various chief officers, whether civil or military. It is also given to great land holders, and to the eunuchs of the Sultan's seraglio.

1266

again
[.] AGAIN, adv. agen'. [L. con, whence contra;] [.] 1. A second time; once more. [.] I will not again curse the ground. Gen 8. [.] 2. It notes something further, or additional to one or more particulars. [.] For to which of the angels said he at any time, thou ...

1267

against
[.] AGAINST, prep. agenst'. [.] 1. In opposition; noting enmity or disapprobation. [.] His hand will be against every man. Gen. 16. [.] I am against your pillows. Ez. 8. [.] 2. In opposition, noting contrariety, contradiction, or repugnance; as, a decree against ...

1268

agalloch
[.] AG'ALLOCH,

1269

agallochum
[.] AGAL'LOCHUM, n. [Of oriental origin.] [.] Aloes-wood, the product of a tree growing in China, and some of the Indian isles. There are three varieties, the calambac, the common lignum aloes, and the calambour. The first variety is light and porous, and so filled with ...

1270

agalmatolite
[.] AGALMAT'OLITE,n. [Gr. image, and stone.] [.] A name given by Klaproth to two varieties of the pierre de lard, lard stone, of China. It contains no magnesia, but otherwise has the characters of talck. It is called in German, bildstein, figure-stone, and by Brongniart, ...

1271

agape
[.] AG'APE, adv. or a. [a and gape. See Gape.] [.] Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager attention; having the mouth wide open. [.] AG'APE, n. ag'apy. [Gr. Love.] [.] Among the primitive christians, a love feast or feast of charity, held before or after ...

1272

agaric
[.] AG'ARIC, n. [Gr.] [.] In botany, mushroom, a genus of funguses, containing numerous species. Mushrooms grow on trees, or spring from the earth; of the latter species some are valued as articles of food; others are poisonous. The name was originally given to a fungus ...

1273

agast
[.] AG'AST or AGH'AST, a [.] Struck with terror, or astonishment; amazed; struck silent with horror. [.] With shuddering horror pale and eyes agast.

1274

agate
[.] AGA'TE, adv. [a and gate.] On the way; going. Obs.

1275

agatine
[.] AG'ATINE, a. Pretaining to agate. [.] AG'ATINE, n. A genus of shells, oval or oblong.

1276

agatized
[.] AG'ATIZED, a. Having the colored lines and figures of agate. [.] Agatized wood, a substance apparently produced by the petrifaction of wood; a species of hornstone.

1277

agaty
[.] AG'ATY, a. Of the nature of agate.

1278

agave
[.] AGA'VE, n. [Gr. admirable.] [.] 1. The American aloe. The great aloe rises twenty feet, and its branches form a sort of pyramid at the top. [.] 2. A genus of univalvular shells.

1279

agaze
[.] AGA'ZE, v.t. [from gaze.] To strike with amazement. Obs.

1280

agazed
[.] AGA'ZED, pp. Struck with amazement. [Not in use.]

1281

age
[.] AGE, n. [L. aetas,or aevum. But these are undoubtedly contracted words.] [.] 1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or other kind; as, the usual age of man is seventy years; the age of a horse may be twenty or thirty years; the age of a tree ...

1282

aged
[.] A'GED, a. [.] 1. Old; having lived long; having lived almost the usual time allotted to that species of being; applied to animals or plants; as, an aged man, or an aged oak. [.] 2. Having a certain age; having lived; as, a man aged forty years. [.] A'GED, ...

1283

agen
[.] AGEN', for again. Obs.

1284

agency
[.] A'GENCY, n. [L. agens. See Act.] [.] 1. The quality of moving or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; operation; instrumentality; as, the agency of providence in the natural world. [.] 2. The office of an agent, or factor; business of an ...

1285

agenda
[.] AGEND'A, n. [L. things to be done.] [.] A memorandum-book; the service or office of a church; a ritual or liturgy.

1286

agent
[.] A'GENT, a. Acting; opposed to patient, or sustaining action; as, the body agent. [Little used.] [.] A'GENT, n. [.] 1. An actor; one that exerts power, or has the power to act; as, a moral agent. [.] 2. An active power or cause; that which has the power ...

1287

agentship
[.] A'GENTSHIP, n. The office of an agent. [Not used.] We now use agency.

1288

aggelation
[.] AGGELA'TION, n. [L. gelu.] Concretion of a fluid. [Not used.]

1289

aggeneration
[.] AGGENERA'TION, n. [L. ad and generatio.] The state of growing to another. [Not used.]

1290

agger
[.] AG'GER, n. [L.] A fortress, or mound. [Not used.]

1291

aggerate
[.] AG'GERATE, v.t. [L. aggero.] To heap. [Not used.]

1292

aggeration
[.] AGGERA'TION, n. A heaping; accumulation; as, "aggerations of sand."

1293

agglomerate
...

1294

agglomerated
[.] AGGLOM'ERATED, pp. Wound or collected into a ball.

1295

agglomerating
[.] AGGLOM'ERATING, ppr. Winding into a ball; gathering into a lump.

1296

agglomeration
[.] AGGLOMERA'TION, n. The act of winding into a ball; the state of being gathered into a ball or mass.

1297

agglutinant
[.] AGGLU'TINANT, n. Any viscous substance which unites other substances, by causing an adhesion; any application which tends to unite parts which have too little adhesion. [.] AGGLU'TINANT, a. Uniting as glue; tending to cause adhesion.

1298

agglutinate
[.] AGGLU'TINATE, v.t. [Lat. agglutino, ad and glutino, from gluten. Eng. glue. See Glue.] [.] To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.

1299

agglutinated
[.] AGGLU'TINATED, pp. Glued together; united by a viscous substance.

1300

agglutinating
[.] AGGLU'TINATING, ppr. Gluing together; united by causing adhesion.

1301

agglutination
[.] AGGLUTINA'TION, n. The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance; the state of being thus united.

1302

agglutinative
[.] AGGLU'TINATIVE, a. That tends to unite, or has power to cause adhesion.

1303

aggrace
[.] AGGRA'CE, v.t. To favor. [Not used.] [.] AGGRA'CE, n. Kindness; favor. [Not used.]

1304

aggrandization
[.] AGGRANDIZA'TION, n. The act of aggrandizing. [Not used.]

1305

aggrandize
[.] AG'GRANDIZE, v.t. [L. ad and grandis. See Grand.] [.] 1. To make great or greater in power, rank or honor; to exalt, as, to aggrandize a family. [.] 2. To enlarge, applied to things; as, to aggrandize our conceptions. It seems to be never applied to the bulk ...

1306

aggrandized
[.] AG'GRANDIZED, pp. Made great or greater; exalted; enlarged.

1307

aggrandizement
[.] AGGRAND'IZEMENT, n. The act of aggrandizing; the state of being exalted in power, rank or honor; exaltation; enlargement. [.] The Emperor seeks only the aggrandizement of his own family.

1308

aggrandizer
[.] AG'GRANDIZER, n. One that aggrandizes or exalts in power, rank or honor.

1309

aggrandizing
[.] AG'GRANDIZING, ppr. Making great; exalting; enlarging.

1310

aggrate
[.] AGGRA'TE, v.t. To please. [Not used.]

1311

aggravate
[.] AG'GRAVATE, v.t. [L. aggravo, of ad and gravis, heavy. See Grave, Gravity.] [.] 1. To make heavy, but not used in this literal sense. Figuratively, to make worse, more severe, or less tolerable; as, to aggravate the evils of life; to aggravate pain or punishment. [.] 2. ...

1312

aggravated
[.] AG'GRAVATED, pp. Increased, in severity or enormity; made worse; exaggerated.

1313

aggravating
[.] AG'GRAVATING, ppr. Increasing in severity, enormity, or degree, as evils, misfortunes, pain, punishment, crimes, guilt, &c.; exaggerating.

1314

aggravation
[.] AGGRAVA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of making worse, used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing severity or hainousness; addition to that which is evil or improper; as, an aggravation of pain or grief. [.] 2. Exaggerated representation, or heightened ...

1315

aggregate
[.] AG'GREGATE, v.t [L. aggrego, to collect in troops, of ad and grex, a herd or band. See Gregarious.] [.] To bring together; to collect particulars into a sum, mass or body. [.] AG'GREGATE, a. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; as, ...

1316

aggregated
[.] AG'GREGATED, pp. Collected into a sum, mass or system.

1317

aggregately
[.] AG'GREGATELY, adv. Collectively; taken in a sum or mass.

1318

aggregating
[.] AG'GREGATING, ppr. Collecting into a sum or mass.

1319

aggregation
[.] AGGREGA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of aggregating; the state of being collected into a sum or mass; a collection of particulars; an aggregate. [.] 2. In chimistry, the affinity of aggregation, is the power which causes homogeneous bodies to tend towards each other, ...

1320

aggregative
[.] AG'GREGATIVE, a. Taken together; collective.

1321

aggregator
[.] AG'GREGATOR, n. He that collects into a whole or mass.

1322

aggress
[.] AGGRESS', v.i. [L. aggredior, aggressus, of ad and gradior, to go. See Grade.] [.] To make a first attack; to commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to assault first or invade.

1323

aggressing
[.] AGGRESS'ING, ppr. Commencing hostility first; making the first attack.

1324

aggression
[.] AGGRESS'ION, n. The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to war or controversy.

1325

aggressive
[.] AGGRESS'IVE, a. Tending to aggress; making the first attack.

1326

aggressor
[.] AGGRESS'OR, n. The person who first attacks; he who first commences hostility or a quarrel; an assaulter; an invader. [.] The insolence of the aggressor is usually proportioned to the tameness of the sufferer.

1327

aggrievance
[.] AGGRIE'VANCE, n. See Aggrieve.] Oppression; hardship; injury. But grievance is more generally used.

1328

aggrieve
[.] AGGRIE'VE, v.t. [of ad and grieve from grief. See Grief and Grave.] [.] 1. To give pain or sorrow; to afflict. In this sense, it is nearly superseded by grieve. [.] 2. To bear hard upon; to oppress or injure, in one's rights; to vex or harass by civil or political ...

1329

aggrieved
[.] AGGRIE'VED, pp. Pained; afflicted, civilly or politically oppressed.

1330

aggrieving
[.] AGGRIE'VING, ppr. Afflicting; imposing hardships on; oppressing.

1331

aggroop
[.] AGGROOP, v.t. [See Group.] [.] To bring together; to group; to collect many persons in a crowd, or many figures into a whole, either in statuary, painting or description.

1332

aggrooped
[.] AGGROOP'ED, pp. Collected into a group or assemblage.

1333

aggroup
[.] AGGROUP',

1334

aggrouped
[.] AGGROUP'ED,

1335

aghast
[.] AGH'AST, or more correctly AGHAST, a or adv. [Perhaps the participle of agaze; otherwise from the root of ghastly and ghost.] [.] Struck with amazement; stupefied with sudden fright or horror.

1336

agile
[.] AG'ILE, a. [L. agilis, from ago. See Act.] [.] Nimble; having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; brisk; active. [.] And bending forward, stuck his agile heels.

1337

agileness
[.] AG'ILENESS, n. Nimbleness; activity; the faculty of moving the limbs quickly; agility.

1338

agility
[.] AGIL'ITY, n. [L. agilitas.] [.] The power of moving the limbs quickly; nimbleness; briskness; activity; quickness of motion.

1339

agio
[.] A'GIO, n. [.] 1. In commerce, the difference between bank notes and current coin. In Holland, the agio is three or four per cent; in Rome, from fifteen to twenty five per cent; in Venice, twenty per cent: but the agio is subject to variation. [.] 2. Premium; ...

1340

agist
[.] AGIST', v.t. [.] In law, to take the cattle of others to graze, at a certain sum; to feed or pasture the cattle of others; used originally for the feeding of cattle in the king's forest.

1341

agistator
[.] AGIST'OR, or AGISTA'TOR n. An officer of the king's forest, who has the care of cattle agisted, and collects the money for the same; hence called gist-taker, which in England is corrupted into guest-taker.

1342

agistment
[.] AGIST'MENT, n. The taking and feeding other men's cattle in the king's forest, or on one's own land; also, the price paid for such feeding. it denotes also a burden, charge or tax. [In canon law, a modus, or composition.

1343

agistor
[.] AGIST'OR, or AGISTA'TOR n. An officer of the king's forest, who has the care of cattle agisted, and collects the money for the same; hence called gist-taker, which in England is corrupted into guest-taker.

1344

agitable
[.] AG'ITABLE, a. [See Agitate.] That may be agitated, shaken or discussed.

1345

agitate
[.] AG'ITATE, v.t. [L. agito, from ago. See Act.] [.] 1. To stir violently; to move back and forth with a quick motion; to shake or move briskly; as, to agitate water in a vessel. [.] 2. To move or force into violent irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea. [.] 3. ...

1346

agitated
[.] AG'ITATED, pp. Tossed from side to side; shaken; moved violently and irregularly; disturbed; discussed; considered.

1347

agitating
[.] AG'ITATING, ppr. Shaking; moving with violence; disturbing; disputing; contriving.

1348

agitation
[.] AGITA'TION, n. [.] 1. The act of shaking; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation. [.] 2. Disturbance of tranquility in the mind; perturbation; excitement of passion. [.] 3. Discussion; ...

1349

agitato
[.] AGITA'TO, in music, denotes a broken style of performance, adapted to awaken surprise or perturbation.

1350

agitator
[.] AG'ITATOR, n. One who agitates; also, an insurgent; one who excites sedition or revolt. In antiquity, a charioteer, that is, a driver. In Cromwell's time, certain officers appointed by the army to manage their concerns, were called agitators.

1351

aglet
[.] AG'LET,

1352

aglet-baby
[.] AG'LET-BABY, n. A small image on the top of a lace.

1353

agminal
[.] AG'MINAL, a. [L. agmen, a troop or body of men arrayed from ago.] Pertaining to an army or troop. [Little used.]

1354

agnail
[.] AG'NAIL, n. [ad and nail. See Nail.] [.] A disease of the nail; a whitlow; an inflammation round the nail.

1355

agnate
[.] AG'NATE, a. [L. agnatus.] Related or akin by the father's side. [.] AG'NATE, n. [L. agnatus, adnascor, of ad and nascor, to be born. See Nature.] Any male relation by the father's side.

1356

agnatic
[.] AGNAT'IC, a. Pertaining to descent by the male line of ancestors.

1357

agnation
[.] AGNA'TION, n. Relation by the father's side only, or descent in the male line, distinct from cognation, which includes descent in the male and female lines.

1358

agnel
[.] AG'NEL, n. [From agnus, a lamb, the figure struck on the coin.] [.] An ancient French coin, value twelve sols, six deniers. It was called also mouton d'or and agnel d'or.

1359

agnition
[.] AGNI'TION, n. [L. agnitio, agnosco.] Acknowledgment. [Little used.]

1360

agnize
[.] AGNI'ZE, v.t. To acknowledge. [Not in use.]

1361

agnominate
[.] AGNOM'INATE, v.t. [L. agnomino; ad and nomino, nomen, name.] [.] To name. [Little used.]

1362

agnomination
[.] AGNOMINA'TION, n. [L. agnomen, a surname, of ad and nomen. See Name.] [.] 1. An additional name, or title; a name added to another, as expressive of some act, achievement, &c.; a surname. [.] 2. Allusion of one word to another by sound.

1363

ago
[.] AGO', adv. or a. [See Go.] Past; gone; as a year ago.

1364

agog
[.] AGOG', adv. [.] In a state of desire; highly excited by eagerness after an object. [.] The gaudy gossip when she's set agog.

1365

agoing
[.] AGO'ING, [The participle of go, with the prefix a.] [.] In motion, as to set a mill agoing; or about to go; ready to go; as, he is agoing immediately. The latter use is vulgar.

1366

agon
[.] A'GON, n. [Gr.] The contest for the prize. [Not used.]

1367

agone
[.] AGONE, pp. agawn;, [See ago and Gone.] Ago; past; since. [.] [Nearly Obs.]

1368

agonism
[.] AG'ONISM, n. [Gr.] Contention for a prize.

1369

agonist
[.] AG'ONIST, n. One who contends for the prize in public games. Milton has used Agonistes in this sense, and so called his tragedy, from the similitude of Sampson's exertions, in slaying the Philistines, to prize fighting. In church history, the disciples of Donatus ...

1370

agonistic
[.] AGONIST'IC,

1371

agonistical
[.] AGONIST'ICAL, a. Pertaining to prize-fighting, contests of strength, or athletic combats.

1372

agonistically
[.] AGONIST'ICALLY, adv. In an agonistic manner; like prize-fighting.

1373

agonize
[.] AG'ONIZE, v.t. [Gr. to strive. See Agony.] [.] To write with extreme pain; to suffer violent anguish. [.] To smart and agonize at every pore. [.] AG'ONIZE, v.t. To distress with extreme pain; to torture.

1374

agonizing
[.] AG'ONIZING, ppr. Suffering severe pain; writhing with torture.

1375

agonizingly
[.] AG'ONIZINGLY, adv. With extreme anguish.

1376

agony
[.] AG'ONY, n. [Gr. a contest with bodily exertion; a word used to denote the athletic games, in Greece; whence anguish, solicitude; from L. ago. Gr. to strive. See Act.] [.] 1. In strictness, pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body, similar ...

1377

agood
[.] AGOOD, adv. In earnest. [Not used.]

1378

agouty
[.] AGOUTY, n. [L. acutus.] [.] A quadruped of the order Rodentia; arranged by naturalist in the genus Cavia. It is of the size of a rabbit. The upper part of the body is brownish, with a mixture of red and black; the belly yellowish. Three varieties are mentioned, ...

1379

agrarian
[.] AGRA'RIAN, a. [L. agrarius, from ager, a field.] [.] Relating to lands. appropriately, denoting or pertaining to an equal division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome, which distributed the conquered and other public lands equally among all the citizens, limiting ...

1380

agree
[.] AGREE', v.i.[L. gratia. the primary sense is advancing, from the same root as L. gradior.] [.] 1. To be of one mind; to harmonize in opinion. [.] In the expediency of the law, all the parties agree. [.] 2. To live in concord, or without contention; as, parents ...

1381

agreeability
[.] AGREEABIL'ITY, n. Easiness of disposition. [Not used.]

1382

agreeable
[.] AGREE'ABLE, a. [.] 1. Suitable; conformable; correspondent; consistent with; as, the practice of virtue is agreeable to the law of God and our own nature. [.] 2. In pursuance of; in conformity with; as, agreeable to the order of the day, the house took up the ...

1383

agreeableness
[.] AGREE'ABLENESS, n. [.] 1. Suitableness; conformity; consistency; as, the agreeableness of virtue to the laws of God. [.] 2. The quality of pleasing; that quality which gives satisfaction or moderate pleasure to the mind or senses; as, an agreeableness of manners; ...

1384

agreeably
[.] AGREE'ABLY, adv. [.] 1. Pleasingly; in an agreeable manner; in a manner to give pleasure; as, to be agreeably entertained with a discourse. [.] 2. Suitably; consistently; conformably; [.] The effect of which is, that marriages grow less frequent, agreeably ...

1385

agreed
[.] AGREE'D, pp. [.] 1. Being in concord or harmony of opinion; of one mind. [.] Can two walk together except they be agreed? Amos 3. [.] 2. Assented to; admitted; as, a proposition is agreed to. [.] 3. Settled by consent; implying bargain or contract; as, ...

1386

agreeing
[.] AGREE'ING, ppr. Living in concord; concurring; assenting; settling by consent.

1387

agreeingly
[.] AGREE'INGLY, adv. In conformity to. [Little used.]

1388

agreement
[.] AGREE'MENT, n. [.] 1. Concord; harmony; conformity. [.] What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? 2Cor. 6. [.] 2. Union of opinions or sentiments; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council. [.] 3. Resemblance; conformity; similitude. [.] Expansion ...

1389

agrestic
[.] AGRES'TIC,

1390

agrestical
[.] AGRES'TICAL, a. [L. agrestis; ager, a field, or the same root.] [.] Rural; rustic; pertaining to fields or the country, in opposition to the city; unpolished.

1391

agricultor
[.] AG'RICULTOR, n. [L. ager, a field, and cultor, a cultivator.] [.] One whose occupation is to till the ground; a farmer; a husbandman; one skilled in husbandry.

1392

agricultural
[.] AGRICUL'TURAL, a. Pertaining to husbandry, tillage, or the culture of the earth.

1393

agriculture
[.] AG'RICULTURE, n. [L. ager, a field, and cultura, cultivation. See Acre and Culture.] [.] In general sense, the cultivation of the ground, for the purpose of producing vegetables, and fruits, for the use of man and beast; or the art of preparing the soil, sowing ...

1394

agriculturism
[.] AGRICUL'TURISM, n. The art or science of agriculture. [Little used.]

1395

agriculturist
[.] AGRICUL'TURIST, n. One skilled in the art of cultivating the ground; a skilful husbandman.

1396

agrimony
[.] AG'RIMONY, n. [L. agremonia, from the Gr. Thus it is written by Pliny. But in lower Latin it is written agrimonia. Said to be from Gr. the web or pearl of the eye from white, which this plant was supposed to cure. See Theoph 887.] [.] A genus of plants, of several ...

1397

agrippinians
[.] AGRIPPIN'IANS, n. In Church history, the followers of Agrippinus, bishop of Carthage, in the third century, who first taught and defended the doctrine of rebaptization.

1398

agrise
[.] AGRISE, v.i. To shiver. [Not in use.] [.] AGRISE, v.t. To terrify; also, to make frightful. [Not in use.]

1399

agrom
[.] A'GROM, n. a disease frequent in Bengal, and other parts of the E. Indies, in which the tongue chaps and cleaves, becomes rough and sometimes covered with white spots. The remedy is some chalybeate liquor, or the juice of mint.

1400

agrostemma
[.] AGROSTEM'MA, n. A genus of plants of several species, containing the common corn cockle, wild lychnis or campion, &c.

1401

agrostis
[.] AGROS'TIS, n. [Gr.] Bent grass; a genus of many species.

1402

aground
[.] AGROUND', adv. [Of a, at or on, and ground.] [.] 1. On the ground; a marine term, signifying that the bottom of a ship rests on the ground, for want of sufficient depth of water. When the ground is near the shore, the ship is said to be ashore or stranded. [.] 2. ...

1403

aguapecaca
[.] AGUAPECA'CA, n. The Jacana, a Brazilian bird, about the size of a pigeon. In the extremity of each wing, it has a sharp prickle which is used for defense.

1404

ague
[.] A'GUE, n. a'gu, [.] 1. The cold fit which precedes a fever, or a paroxysm of fever in intermittents. It is accompanied with shivering. [.] 2. Chilliness; a chill, or state of shaking with cold, though in health. [.] 3. It is used for a periodical fever, an ...

1405

ague-cake
[.] A'GUE-CAKE, n. a hard tumor on the left side of the belly, lower than the false ribs; supposed to be the effect of intermitting fevers.

1406

ague-fit
[.] A'GUE-FIT, n. A paroxysm of cold, or shivering; chilliness.

1407

ague-proof
[.] A'GUE-PROOF, n. Able to resist agues; proof against agues.

1408

ague-spell
[.] A'GUE-SPELL, n. A charm or spell to cure or prevent ague.

1409

ague-struck
[.] A'GUE-STRUCK, a. Struck with ague.

1410

ague-tree
[.] A'GUE-TREE, n. A name sometimes applied to sassafras, on account of its febrifuge qualities.

1411

agued
[.] A'GUED, a. Chilly; having a fit of ague; shivering with cold or fear.

1412

aguerry
[.] AGUER'RY, v.t. To inure to the hardships of war; to instruct in the art of war. [Not in use.]