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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.

1492

ake
[.] AKE, v.i. Less properly written ache. [See Ache.] [.] 1. To be in pain; usually, in pain of some continuance. [.] 2. To feel distress of mind; to be grieved; as, the heart akes.

1493

aker
[.] A'KER, n. [Gr., L. ager.] [.] Originally an open field. But in G. Britain the quantity of land in the aker is fixed by statute at four thousand eight hundred and forty square yards, making one hundred and sixty square rods, perches or poles; and this is the quantity ...

1588

ale-stake
[.] A'LE-STAKE, n. a stake set as a sign before an ale-house.

1906

almanack-maker
[.] ALMANACK-MAKER, n. A maker of almanacks.

3891

aslake
[.] ASLA'KE, v.t. [See Slack.] [.] To remit; to slacken. [Not in use.]

4608

awake
[.] AWA'KE, v.t. pret. awoke, awaked; pp. awaked. [The L. vigilo seems to be formed on this root. See Wake.] [.] 1. To rouse from asleep. [.] I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John 11. [.] 2. To excite from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity ...

4609

awaken
[.] AWA'KEN, v.t. awa'kn. This is the word awake, with its Saxon infinitive. It is transitive or intransitive; but more frequently transitive, as awake is more frequently intransitive. its significations are the same as those of awake.

4610

awakened
[.] AWA'KENED, pp. Roused from sleep, in a natural or moral sense.

4611

awakener
[.] AWA'KENER, n. He or that which awakens.

4612

awakening
[.] AWA'KENING, n. A revival of religion, or more general attention to religion, than usual.

4807

bake
[.] BAKE, v.t. [.] 14 [.] 1. To heat, dry and harden, as in an oven or furnace, or under coals of fire; to dress and prepare for food, in a close place heated; as, to bake bread. [.] 2. To dry and harden by heat, either in an oven, kiln or furnace, or by the solar rays; ...

4808

baked
[.] BA'KED, pp. Dried and hardened by heat; dressed in heat; as baked meat.

4809

bakehouse
[.] BA'KEHOUSE, n. [bake and house.] A house or building for baking.

4810

bakemeats
[.] BA'KEMEATS, n. Meats prepared for food in an oven. Gen.xl.

4811

baken
[.] BA'KEN, pp. The same as baked, and nearly obsolete.

4812

baker
[.] BA'KER, n. One whose occupation is to bake bread, biscuit, &c.

4813

baker-foot
[.] BA'KER-FOOT, n. An ill-shaped or distorted foot.

4814

baker-legged
[.] BA'KER-LEGGED, a. One who has crooked legs, or legs that bend inward at the knees.

4815

bakery
[.] BA'KERY, n. The trade of a baker. [.] 2. A place occupied with the business of baking bread, &c.

4848

ballad-maker
[.] BAL'LAD-MAKER, n. A maker or composer of ballads.

5049

barley-brake
[.] B'ARLEY-BRAKE, n. A rural play; a trial of swiftness.

5308

bead-maker
[.] BE'AD-MAKER,n. One who makes beads. In French, paternostrier is one who makes, strings, and sells beads. In Paris are three companies of paternostriers; one that works in glass or crystal; one, in wood and horn; a third, in amber, coral, &c.

5318

beaked
[.] BE'AKED, a. Having a beak; ending in a point, like a beak.

5319

beaker
[.] BE'AKER, n. A cup or glass.

5467

bedmaker
[.] BED'MAKER, n. [bed and maker.] One whose occupation is to make beds, as a college or university.

5914

bespeaker
[.] BESPE'AKER, n. One who bespeaks.

5963

betake
[.] BETA'KE, v.t. pret. betook; pp. betaken. [be and take.] [.] 1. To take to; to have recourse to; to apply; to resort; with the reciprocal pronoun; as, to betake ourselves to arms, or to action. It generally implies a motion towards an object, as to betake ourselves ...

5964

betaken
[.] BETA'KEN, part of betake.

6025

bewake
[.] BEWA'KE, v.t. [be and wake.] To keep awake. [Not used.]

6558

bloodsnake
[.] BLOOD'SNAKE, n. A species of snake, the haemorrhus.

7124

brake
[.] BRAKE, pp. of break. [See Break.] [.] BRAKE, n. [L. erica; Gr. to break.] [.] 1. Brake is a name given to fern, or rather to the female fern, a species of cryptogamian plants, of the genus Pteris, whose fructification is in lines under the margin of the leaf ...

7227

breaker
[.] BREAKER, n. The person who breaks any thing; a violator or transgressor; as a breaker of the law. [.] 1. A rock which breaks the waves; or the wave itself which breaks the waves; or the wave itself which breaks against a rock, a sand bank, or the shore, exhibiting ...

7314

brickmaker
[.] BRICK'MAKER, n. [brick and make.] One who makes bricks, or whose occupation is to make bricks.

7320

bridecake
[.] BRI'DECAKE, n. [bride and cake.] The cake which is made for the guests at a wedding; called, in the U. States, wedding cake.

7326

bridestake
[.] BRI'DESTAKE, n. A stake or post set in the ground to dance round.

7450

brogue-maker
[.] BROGUE-MAKER, n. A maker of brogues.

7865

button-maker
[.] BUT'TON-MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make buttons.

7930

cabinet-maker
[.] CABINET-MAKER, n. A man whose occupation is to make cabinets, tables, bureaus, bed-steads, and other similar furniture.

8014

cake
[.] CAKE, n. [.] 1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ingredients, baked in a small mass. The name is applied to various compositions, baked or cooked in different shapes. [.] 2. Something in the form of a cake, rather ...

8271

cane-brake
[.] CANE-BRAKE, n. A thicket of canes.

8501

card-maker
[.] CARD-MAKER, n. A maker of cards.

9522

cheese-cake
[.] CHEESE-CAKE, n. A cake made of soft curds, sugar and butter.

10348

click-maker
[.] CLICK-MAKER, n. An artificer whose occupation is to make clocks.

10590

coach-maker
[.] COACH-MAKER, n. A man whose occupation is to make coaches.

10798

coffin-maker
[.] COFFIN-MAKER, n. One who makes, or whose occupation is to make coffins.

11054

comb-maker
[.] COMB-MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make combs.

11093

comfit-maker
[.] COMFIT-MAKER, n. One who makes or prepares comfits.

12752

corn-crake
[.] CORN-CRAKE, n. The crake or land rail; the corn-crow, for kraka, in Sw., and krage, in Dan., is our word crow, and the name is probably taken from its cry. The Dutch kraai, a crow, is contracted from kraag, and kraaijen is to crow, to vaunt, to tell tales.

13260

cow-quakes
[.] COW-QUAKES, n. Quaking grass, the Briza, a genus of plants.

13330

crake
[.] CRAKE, n. A boast. [See Crack.] [.] CRAKE, n. The corn-crake, a migratory fowl, is a species of the rail, Rallus, found among grass, corn, broom or furze. Its cry is very singular, crek, crek, and is imitated by rubbing the blade of a knife on an indented bone, ...

13331

crake-berry
[.] CRAKE-BERRY, n. A species of Empetrum or berry-bearing heath.

13566

croaker
[.] CROAKER, n. One that croaks, murmurs or grumbles; one who complains unreasonably.

13810

cuckold-maker
[.] CUCKOLD-MAKER, n. One who has criminal conversation with another mans wife; one who makes a cuckold.

14152

daker-hen
[.] DA'KER-HEN, n. A fowl of the gallinaceous kind, somewhat like a patridge or quail. The corn-crake or land-rail, a bird of the grallic order of Linne.

15887

dice-maker
[.] DICE-MAKER, n. A maker of dice.

17651

dough-baked
[.] DOUGH-BAKED, a. Unfinished; not hardened to perfection; soft.

17766

drake
[.] DRAKE, n. [G., L, a duck.] [.] 1. The male of the duck kind. [.] 2. [L., dragon.] A small piece of artillery. [.] 3. The drake-fly.

17845

dress-maker
[.] DRESS-MAKER, n. A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.

17962

drum-maker
[.] DRUM-MAKER, n. One who makes drums.

18264

earthquake
[.] EARTH'QUAKE, n. A shaking, trembling or concussion of the earth; sometimes a slight tremor; at other times a violent shaking or convulsion; at other times a rocking or heaving of the earth. Earthquakes are usually preceded by a rattling sound in the air, or by a subterraneous ...

21213

fake
[.] FAKE, n. [.] One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn.

21647

fellow-rake
[.] FELLOW-RA'KE, n. An associate in vice and profligacy.

21671

feltmaker
[.] FELT'MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make felt.

21847

fever-weakened
[.] FE'VER-WEAKENED, a. Debilitated by fever.

22101

firedrake
[.] FI'REDRAKE, n. [.] 1. A fiery serpent. [.] 2. An ignis fatuus.

22250

flake
[.] FLAKE, n. [L. floccus; Gr. Flake and flock are doubtless the same word, varied in orthography, and connected perhaps with L. plico, Gr. The sense is a complication, a crowd, or a lay.] [.] 1. A small collection of snow, as it falls from the clouds or from the ...

22251

flake-white
[.] FLAKE-WHITE, n. Oxyd of bismuth.

22393

fleshquake
[.] FLESH'QUAKE, n. A trembling of the flesh. [Not used.]

23048

forsake
[.] FORSA'KE, v.t. pret. forsook; pp. forsaken. See Seek .] [.] 1. To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart from. Friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity. [.] Forsake the foolish, and live. Prov. 9. [.] 2. To abandon; to renounce; to ...

23049

forsaken
[.] FORSA'KEN, pp. Deserted; left; abandoned.

23050

forsaker
[.] FORSA'KER, n. One that forsakes or deserts.

23419

fringemaker
[.] FRINGEMAKER, n. One who makes fringe.

25114

grave-maker
[.] GRA'VE-MAKER, n. A grave-digger.

25681

hake
[.] HAKE, n. A kind of fish, the Gadus merlucius; called by some authors lucius marinus. It was formerly salted and dried.

26097

haymaker
[.] HA'YMAKER, n. One who cuts and dries grass for fodder.

26147

headshake
[.] HEADSHAKE, n. hed'shake. A significant shake of the head.

26196

heart-breaker
[.] HE`ART-BREAKER, a. A lady's curl; a love-lock.

27238

horsebreaker
[.] HORSEBREAKER, n. One whose employment is to break horses, or to teach them to draw or carry.

27351

house-breaker
[.] HOUSE-BREAK'ER, n. house'-breaker. One who breaks, opens and enters a house by day with a felonious intent, or one who breaks or opens a house, and steals therefrom, by daylight.

29895

inkmaker
[.] INK'MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make ink.

31256

jakes
[.] JAKES, n. [L. jacio, to throw.] A house of office or back-house; a privy.

31408

jigmaker
[.] JIG'MAKER, n. One who makes or plays jigs. [.] 1. A ballad maker.

31675

keepsake
[.] KEE'PSAKE, n. Any thing kept, or given to be kept for the sake of the giver; a token of friendship.

31831

kittiwake
[.] KIT'TIWAKE, n. A fowl of the genus Larus, or gull kind.

31937

kraken
[.] KRA'KEN, n. A supposed enormous sea animal.

32062

lake
[.] LAKE, v.i. [.] To play; to sport. North of England. This is play, without a prefix. [.] LAKE, n. [L. lacus. A lake is a stand of water, from the root of lay. Hence L. lagena, Eng. flagon.] [.] 1. A large and extensive collection of water contained in ...

33873

make
[.] MAKE, v.t. pret. and pp. made. [.] 1. To compel; to constrain. [.] [.] They should be made to rise at an early hour. [.] 2. To form of materials; to fashion; to mold into shape; to cause to exist in a different form, or as a distinct thing. [.] [.] He fashioned ...

33874

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

33875

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

33876

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

33877

maker
[.] MA'KER, n. The Creator. [.] [.] The universal Maker we may praise. [.] 1. One that makes, forms, shapes, or molds; a manufacturer; as a maker of watches, or of jewelry; a maker of cloth. [.] 2. A poet.

33878

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

34016

mandrake
[.] MAN'DRAKE, n. [L. mandragoras.] A plant of the genus Atropa, growing naturally in Spain, Italy and the Levant. It is a narcotic,and its fresh roots are a violent cathartic. Its effect in rendering barren women prolific is supposed to be imaginary.

34142

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

34421

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

34874

merrimake
[.] MER'RIMAKE, n. [merry and make.] A meeting for mirth; a festival; mirth. [.] MER'RIMAKE, v.i. To be merry or jovial; to feast.

35354

mischief-maker
[.] MIS'CHIEF-MAKER, n. One who makes mischief; one who excites or instigates quarrels or enmity.

35609

mistake
[.] MISTA'KE, v.t. To take wrong; to conceive or understand erroneously; to misunderstand or misapprehend. [.] [.] 'Tis to mistake them costs the time and pain. [.] 1. To take one thing or person for another. [.] [.] We mistake the eloquence of self-apology for ...

35610

mistaken
[.] MISTA'KEN. In the use of this participle, there is a peculiarity which ought to be carefully noticed. When used of persons, it signified to be in an error, to be wrong; as, I am mistaken, you are mistaken, he is mistaken. But when used of things, it signified misunderstood, ...

35611

mistaker
[.] MISTA'KER, n. One that mistakes or misunderstands.

36635

naked
[.] NAKED, a. Open, discovered, to strip. [.] 1. Not covered; bare; having no clothes on; as a naked body or a naked limb. [.] 2. Unarmed; defenseless; open; exposed; having no means of defense or protection against an enemys attack, or against other injury. [.] [.] Behold ...

36636

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

36637

nakedness
[.] NAKEDNESS, n. [.] 1. Want of covering or clothing; nudity; bareness. [.] 2. Want of means of defense. [.] [.] Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land are ye come. Gen 42. [.] 3. Plainness; openness to view. [.] To uncover nakedness, in Scripture, ...

36638

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

36645

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

36843

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

37215

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

37534

nut-breaker
[.] NUT-BREAKER. [See Nutcracker.]

37566

oaken
[.] OAKEN, a. o'kn. [.] 1. Made of oak or consisting of oak; as an oaken plank or bench; an oaken bower. [.] 2. Composed of branches of oak; as an oaken garland.

37567

oakenpin
[.] OAKENPIN, n. An apple; so called from its hardness.

37576

oatcake
[.] OATCAKE, n. A cake made of the meal of oats. [.]

38111

opake
[.] OPA'KE, a. [L. opacus.] [.] 1. Impervious to the rays of light; not transparent. [This is the word now generally used.] Chalk is an opake substance. [.] 2.Dark; obscure.

38112

opakeness
[.] OPA'KENESS, n. The quality of being impervious to light; want of transparency; opacity.

38926

overrake
[.] OVERRA'KE, v.t. To break in upon a ship. When the waves break in upon a ship riding at anchor, it is said, they overrake her, or she is overraked.

38988

overtake
[.] OVERTA'KE, v.t. [.] 1. To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress or motion; to catch. [.] The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake. Ex. 15. [.] 2. To come upon; to fall on afterwards. Vengeance shall overtake the wicked. [.] 3. To take by surprise. [.] Brethren, ...

39192

painstaker
[.] PA'INSTAKER, n. A laborious person.

39300

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

39386

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

39426

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

39624

partake
[.] PARTA'KE, v.i. pret. partook; pp. partaken. [part and take.] [.] 1. To take a part, portion or share in common with others; to have a share or part; to participate; usually followed by of, sometimes less properly by in. All men partake of the common bounties of ...

39625

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

39626

partaker
[.] PARTA'KER, n. One who has or takes a part, share or portion in common with others; a sharer; a participator; usually followed by of. [.] [.] If the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things-- Rom.15. [.] [.] Sometimes followed by in. [.] [.] ...

39832

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

39892

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

39897

peacemaker
[.] PE'ACEMAKER, n. One who makes peace by reconciling parties that are at variance. [.] [.] Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matt.5.

40203

pepper-cake
[.] PEP'PER-CAKE, n. A kind of spiced cake or gingerbread.

40559

peruke-maker
[.] PERU'KE-MAKER, n. A maker of perukes; a wig-maker.

41031

pin-maker
[.] PIN'-MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make pins.

41466

plum-cake
[.] PLUM-CAKE, n. Cake containing raisins or currants.

43185

promise-breaker
[.] PROM'ISE-BREAKER, n. A violator of promises.

44091

quake
[.] QUAKE, v.i. [.] 1. To shake; to tremble; to be agitated with quick but short motions continually repeated; to shudder. Thus we say, a person quakes with fear or terror, or with cold. Heb. 12. [.] 2. To shake with violent convulsions, as well as with trembling; ...

44092

quaker
... [.] QUA'KER, n. One that quakes; ...

44093

quakerism
[.] QUA'KERISM, n. The peculiar manners, tenets or worship of the quakers.

44094

quakerly
[.] QUA'KERLY, a. Resembling quakers.

44095

quakery
[.] QUA'KERY, n. Quakerism.

44480

rake
[.] RAKE, n. [.] An instrument consisting of a head-piece in which teeth are inserted, and a long handle; used for collecting hay or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or in gardens for breaking and smoothing the earth. [.] RAKE, n. [.] A ...

44481

raked
[.] RA'KED, pp. Scraped; gathered with a rake; cleaned with a rake; cannonaded fore and aft.

44482

rakehell
[.] RA'KEHELL, n. [.] A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.

44483

rakehelly
[.] RA'KEHELLY, a. Dissolute; wild.

44484

raker
[.] RA'KER, n. One that rakes.

44485

rakeshame
[.] RA'KESHAME, n. A vile dissolute wretch.

44658

rattlesnake
[.] RAT'TLESNAKE, n. A snake that has rattles at the tail, of the genus Crotalus. The rattles consist of articulated horny cells, which the animal vibrates in such a manner as to make a rattling sound. The poison of the rattlesnake is deadly.

44659

rattlesnake-root
[.] RATTLESNAKE-ROOT, n. A plant or root of the genus Polygala, and another of the genus Prenanthes.

44660

rattlesnake-weed
[.] RATTLESNAKE-WEED, n. A plant of the genus Eryngium.

45866

remake
[.] REMA'KE, v.t. pret. and pp. remade. [re and make.] To make anew.

46585

retake
[.] RETA'KE, v.t. pret. retook; pp. retaken. [re and take.] [.] 1. To take again. [.] 2. To take from a captor; to recapture; as, to retake a ship or prisoners.

46586

retaker
[.] RETA'KER, n. One who takes again what has been taken; a recaptor.

47027

ring-streaked
[.] RING'-STREAKED, a. [ring and streak.] Having circular streaks or lines on the body; as ring-streaked goats. Gen. 30.

47250

rope-maker
[.] RO'PE-MAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make ropes or cordage. [I do not know that roper is ever used.]

47595

sabbath-breaker
[.] SABBATH-BREAKER, n. One who profanes the sabbath by violating the laws of God or man which enjoin the religious observance of that day.

47672

saddle-maker
[.] SAD'DLE-MAKER,

47717

sail-maker
[.] SA'IL-MAKER, n. [.] 1. One whose occupation is to make sails. [.] 2. An officer on board ships of war, whose business is to repair or alter sails.

47737

sake
[.] SAKE, n. [Heb. to press or oppress. The primary sense is to strain, urge, press or drive forward, and this is from the same root as seek, essay and L. sequor, whence we have pursue and prosecute. We have analogous words in cause, thing, and the L. res.] [.] 1. ...

47738

saker
[.] SA'KER, n. [.] 1. A hawk; a species of falcon. [.] 2. A piece of artillery.

47739

sakeret
[.] SAK'ERET, n. The male of the sakerhawk.

48894

seed-cake
[.] SEE'D-CAKE, n. [seed and cake.] A sweet cake containing aromatic seeds.

49147

semi-opake
[.] SEMI-OPA'KE, a. [L. semi and opacus.] Half transparent only.

49348

serge-maker
[.] SERGE-MAKER, n. A manufacturer of serges.

49535

shake
[.] SHAKE, v.t. pret. shook; pp. shaken. [.] 1. To cause to move with quick vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to agitate; as, the wind shakes a tree; an earthquake shakes the hills or the earth. [.] ...

49536

shaken
[.] SHAKEN, pp. sha'kn. [.] 1. Impelled with a vacillating motion; agitated. [.] 2. a. Cracked or split; as shaken timber. [.] Nor is the wood shaken nor twisted, as those about Capetown. Barrow. [.] [Our ...

49537

shaker
[.] SHA'KER, n. [.] 1. A person or thing that shakes or agitates; as the shaker of the earth. [.] 2. In the United States, shakers is the name given to the very singular sect of Christians, so called from the agitations or movements whisc ...

49692

sheldrake
[.] SHEL'DRAKE, n. An aquatic fowl of the duck kind, the Anas tadorna. It has a greenish black head, and its body is variegated with white.

49810

shoemaker
[.] SHOEMAKER, n. [shoe and maker.] One whose occupation or trade is to make shoes and boots.

50396

slake
[.] SLAKE, v.t. To quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst. And slake the heav'nly fire. [.] SLAKE, v.i. [.] 1. To go out; to become extinct. [.] 2. To grow less tense. [a mistake for slack.]

50726

snake
[.] SNAKE, n. A serpent of the oviparous kind, distinguished from a viper, says Johnson. But in America, the common and general name of serpents, and so the word is used by the poets. [.] SNAKE, v.t. In seamen's language, to wind a small rope round a large one spirally, ...

50727

snakeroot
[.] SNA'KEROOT, n. [snake and root.] A plant, a species of birth-wort, growing in North Am merica the Aristolochia serpentaria.

50728

snakeweed
[.] SNA'KEWEED, n. [snake and weed.] A plant, bistort, of the genus Polygonum.

50729

snakewood
[.] SNA'KEWOOD, n. [snake and wood.] The smaller branches of a tree, growing in the isle of Timor and other parts of the east, having a bitter taste, and supposed to be a certain remedy for the bite of the hooded serpent. It is the wood of the Slrychnos colubrina.

50761

sneaker
[.] SNE'AKER, n. A small vessel of drink.

50845

soaked
[.] SOAKED, pp. Steeped or macerated in a fluid; drenched.

50846

soaker
[.] SOAKER, n. [.] 1. One that soaks or macerates in a liquid. [.] 2. A hard drinker. [Low.]

51249

spake
[.] SPAKE, pret. of speak; nearly obsolete. We not use spoke.

51342

speaker
[.] SPE'AKER, n. [.] 1. One that speaks, in what ever manner. [.] 2. One that proclaims or celebrates. -No other speaker of my living actions. [.] 3. One that utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one that utters a speech in public. We say, a man is a good ...

51399

speech-maker
[.] SPEE'CH-MAKER, n. One who makes speeches; one who speaks much in a public assembly.

51823

squeaker
[.] SQUEAKER, n. One that utters a sharp shrill sound.

51919

stake
[.] STAKE, n. [The primary sense is to shoot, to thrust, hence to set or fix.] [.] 1. A small piece of wood or timber, sharpened at one end and set in the ground, or prepared for setting, as a support to something. Thus stakes are used to support vines, to support fences, ...

51920

stake-head
[.] STAKE-HEAD, n. In rope-making, a stake with wooden pins in the upper side to keep the strands apart.

51921

staked
[.] STAKED, pp. Fastened or supported by stakes; set or marked with stakes; wagered; put at hazard.

52110

staymaker
[.] STAYMAKER, n. One whose occupation is to make stays.

52575

strake
[.] STRAKE, pret. of strike. [See Strike.] [.] STRAKE, n. [.] 1. A streak. [Not used unless in reference to the range of planks in a ships side. See Streak.] [.] 2. A narrow board. [Not used.] [.] 3. The iron band of a wheel. [In the United States, this is called ...

52626

streaked
[.] STREAKED, pp. Marked or variegated with stripes of a different color.

52766

stubble-rake
[.] STUBBLE-RAKE, n. A rake with long teeth for raking together stubble.

53921

sweepstake
[.] SWEE'PSTAKE, n. [sweep and stake.] A man that wins all; usually sweepstakes.

54197

system-maker
[.] SYS'TEM-MAKER, n. One who forms a system.

54304

take
[.] TAKE, v.t. pret. took; pp. taken. [L. doceo. This word seems to be allied to think, for we say, I think a thing to be so, or I take [.] it to be so. It seems also to be allied to Sax.teogan, to draw, to tug, L. duco; for we say, to take a likeness, and to draw a likeness. ...

54305

taken
[.] TAKEN, ta'kn. pp. of take. Received; caught; apprehended; captivated, &c.

54306

taker
[.] TA'KER, n. One that takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends. [.] 1. One that subdues and causes to surrender; as the taker of captives or of a city.

55124

thief-taker
[.] THIE'F-TAKER, n. [thief and taker.] One whose business is to find and take thieves and bring them to justice.

56613

truce-breaker
[.] TRU'CE-BREAKER, n. [truce and breaker.] One who violates a truce, covenant or engagement. 2 Tim.3.

57329

unawaked
[.] UNAWA'KED,

57330

unawakened
[.] UNAWA'KENED, a. [.] 1. Not awakened; not roused from sleep. [.] 2. Not roused from spiritual slumber or stupidity.

57335

unbaked
[.] UNBA'KED, a. Not baked.

58005

undertake
[.] UNDERTA'KE, v.t. pret. undertook; pp. undertaken. [under and take.] [.] 1. To engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform. When I undertook this work, I had a very inadequate knowledge of the extent of my labors. [.] 2. To covenant or contract ...

58006

undertaken
[.] UNDERTA'KEN, pp. of undertake. The work was undertaken at his own expense.

58007

undertaker
[.] UNDERTA'KER, n. [.] 1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business. [.] 2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another. [.] 3. One who manages funerals.

58409

unforsaken
[.] UNFORSA'KEN, a. Not forsaken; not deserted; not entirely neglected.

58864

unmake
[.] UNMA'KE, v.t. [.] 1. To destroy the form and qualities which constitute a thing what it is. [.] God does not make or unmake things to try experiments. [.] 2. To deprive of qualities before possessed.

58935

unmistakeable
[.] UNMISTA'KEABLE, a. That cannot be mistaken. [Little used.]

58936

unmistaken
[.] UNMISTA'KEN, a. Not mistaken; sure.

59290

unraked
[.] UNRA'KED, a. [.] 1. Not raked; as land unraked. [.] 2. Not raked together; not raked up; as fire.

59583

unshaked
[.] UNSHA'KED, for unshaken, not in use.

59584

unshaken
[.] UNSHA'KEN, a. [.] 1. Not shaken; not agitated; not moved; firm; fixed. [.] 2. Not moved in resolution; firm; steady. [.] 3. Not subject to concussion.

59634

unslaked
[.] UNSLA'KED, a. Not slaked; unquenched; as unslaked thirst. [.] UNSLA'KED, a. Not saturated with water; as unslaked lime.

59800

untaken
[.] UNTAKEN, a. unta'kn. [.] 1. Not taken; not seized; not apprehended; as a thief untaken. [.] 2. Not reduced; not subdued; as untaken Troy. [.] 3. Not swallowed. [.] Untaken away, not removed. 2Cor. 3. [.] Untaken up, not occupied; not filled. [.] Untalked ...

59957

unwakened
[.] UNWA'KENED, a. Not awakened; not roused from sleep or stupidity.

59978

unweakened
[.] UNWE'AKENED, a. Not weakened; not enfeebled.

60111

uptake
[.] UPTA'KE, v.t. [up and take.] To take into the hand. [Not in use.]

61274

wake
[.] WAKE, v.i. [G. The primary sense is to stir, to rouse, to excite.] [.] 1. To be awake; to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep. Psalm 127. [.] [.] The father waketh for the daughter. [.] [.] Though wisdom wakes, suspicion sleeps. [.] [.] I cannot think any ...

61275

wake-robin
[.] WAKE-ROBIN, n. A plant of the genus Arum.

61276

wakeful
[.] WAKEFUL, a. [.] 1. Not sleeping; indisposed to sleep. [.] [.] Dissembling sleep, but wakeful with the fright-- [.] 2. Watchful; vigilant.

61277

wakefully
[.] WAKEFULLY, adv. With watching or sleeplessness.

61278

wakefulness
[.] WAKEFULNESS, n. [.] 1. Indisposition to sleep. [.] 2. Forbearance of sleep; want of sleep.

61279

waken
[.] WAKEN, v.i. wakn. To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened. [.] [.] Early Turnus wakning with the light. [.] WAKEN, v.t. wakn. [.] 1. To excite or rouse from sleep. [.] [.] Go, waken Eve. [.] 2. To excite to action or motion. [.] [.] Then Homers and ...

61280

wakened
[.] WAKENED, pp. Roused from sleep; excited into action.

61281

wakener
[.] WAKENER, n. One who rouses from sleep.

61282

wakening
[.] WAKENING, ppr. Rousing form sleep or stupidity; calling into action.

61283

waker
[.] WAKER, n. One who watches; one who rouses from sleep.

61360

wapentake
[.] WAPENTAKE, WAPENTAC, n. [See Touch. This name had its origin in a custom of touching lances or spears when the hundreder or chief entered on his office.] In some northern counties of England, a division or district, answering to the hundred or cantred in other counties. ...

61497

watchmaker
[.] WATCHMAKER, n. [watch and maker.] One whose occupation is to make and repair watches.

61562

water-snake
[.] WATER-SNAKE, n. [water and snake.] A snake that frequents the water.

61564

water-soaked
[.] WATER-SOAKED, pp. Soaked or having its interstices filled with water; as water-soaked wood; a water soaked hat.

61626

way-maker
[.] WAY-MAKER, n. One who makes a way; a precursor.

61648

weaken
[.] WEAKEN, v.t. [.] 1. To lessen the strength of, or to deprive of strength; to debilitate; to enfeeble; as, to weaken the body; to weaken the mind; to weaken the hands of the magistrate; to weaken the force of an objection or an argument. [.] 2. To reduce in strength ...

61649

weakened
[.] WEAKENED, pp. Debilitated; enfeebled; reduced in strength.

61650

weakener
[.] WEAKENER, n. He or that which weakens.

61651

weakening
[.] WEAKENING, ppr. Debilitating; enfeebling; reducing the strength or vigor of any thing.

62162

widow-maker
[.] WIDOW-MAKER, n. [widow and maker.] One who make widows by destroying lives.

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MAY, n. [L. Maius.]

1. The fifth month of the year, beginning with January, but the third, beginning with March, as was the ancient practice of the Romans.

2. A young woman.

3. The early part of life.

His May of youth and bloom of lustihood.

MAY, v.i. To gather flowers in May-morning.

MAY, verb aux; pret.might.

1. To be possible. We say, a thing may be, or may not be; an event may happen; a thing may be done, if means are not wanting.

2. To have physical power; to be able.

Make the most of life you may.

3. To have moral power; to have liberty, leave, license or permission; to be permitted; to be allowed. A man may do what the laws permit. He may do what is not against decency, propriety or good manners. We may not violate the laws, or the rules of good breeding. I told the servant he might be absent.

Thou mayest be no longer steward. Luke 16.

4. It is used in prayer and petitions to express desire. O may we never experience the evils we dread. So also in expressions of good will. May you live happily, and be a blessing to your country. It was formerly used for can, and its radical sense is the same.

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