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APOTHEG'MATIZE, v.t. To utter apothems or short instructive sentences.

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APOTHEG'MATIZE, v.t. To utter apothems or short instructive sentences.


To utter apothems or short instructive sentences.

  1. To utter apothegms, or short and sententious sayings.
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APOTHEG'MATIZE, verb transitive To utter apothems or short instructive sentences.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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DRAUGHT, n. Draft. [from draw, drag.]

1. The act of drawing; as a horse or ox fit for draught.

2. The quality of being drawn; as a cart of plow of easy draught.

3. The drawing of liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.

4. The quantity of liquor drank at once.

5. The act of delineating, or that which is delineated; a representation by lines, as the figure of a house, a machine, a fort, &c., described on paper.

6. Representation by picture; figure painted, or drawn by the pencil.

7. The act of drawing a net; a sweeping for fish.

8. That which is taken by sweeping with a net; as a draught of fishes. Luke 5.

9. The drawing or bending of a bow; the act of shooting with a bow and arrow.

10. The act of drawing men from a military band, army or post; also, the forces drawn; a detachment. [See Draft, which is more generally used.]

11. A sink or drain. Matthew 15.

12. An order for the payment of money; a bill of exchange. [See Draft.]

13. The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as a ship of twelve feet draught.

14. In England, a small allowance on weighable goods, made by the king to the importer, or by the seller to the buyer, to insure full weight.

15. A sudden attack or drawing on an enemy. [Query.]

16. A writing composed.

17. Draughts, a kind of game resembling chess.

DRAUGHT, v.t. To draw out; to call forth. [See Draft.]

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