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chestnut

CHESTNUT, n. The fruit, seed or nut of a tree belonging to the genus Fagus. It is inclosed in a prickly pericarp, which contains two or more seeds.

CHESTNUT, a. Being of the color of a chestnut; of a brown color. It is perhaps rarely used as a noun.




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CHESTNUT, n. The fruit, seed or nut of a tree belonging to the genus Fagus. It is inclosed in a prickly pericarp, which contains two or more seeds.

CHESTNUT, a. Being of the color of a chestnut; of a brown color. It is perhaps rarely used as a noun.


CHEST'NUT, a.

Being of the color of a chestnut; of a brown color. It is perhaps rarely used as a noun.


CHEST'NUT, n. [Sax. cystel, and the tree in Sax. is cystbeam or cystenbeam; L. castanea, the tree and the nut; Fr. chataigne; Arm. gistenen, or gestenen; W. castan; Sp. castaña; Port. castanha; It. castagna; G. kastanie; Sw. Dan. kastanie; from Welsh cast, envelopment, the root of castle, from separating, defending; so named from its shell or cover. It is often written chesnut.]

The fruit, seed or nut of a tree belonging to the genus Castanea. It is inclosed in prickly pericarp, which contains two or more seeds.


Chest"nut
  1. The edible nut of a forest tree (Castanea vesca) of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts grow in a prickly bur.
  2. Of the color of a chestnut; of a reddish brown color; as, chestnut curls.
  3. The tree itself, or its light, coarse- grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc.
  4. A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
  5. The horse chestnut (often so used in England).
  6. One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner sides of the legs of the horse, and allied animals.
  7. An old joke or story.

    [Slang]

    Chestnut tree, a tree that bears chestnuts.

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Chestnut

CHESTNUT, noun The fruit, seed or nut of a tree belonging to the genus Fagus. It is inclosed in a prickly pericarp, which contains two or more seeds.

CHESTNUT, adjective Being of the color of a chestnut; of a brown color. It is perhaps rarely used as a noun.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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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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 and children agree well together.

3. To yield assent; to approve or admit; followed by to; as, to agree to an offer, or to an opinion.

4. To settle by stipulation, the minds of parties being agreed, as to the terms; as,

Didst thou not agree with me for a penny a day? Mat. 20

To agree on articles of partnership

5. To come to a compromise of differences; to be reconciled.

Agree with thy adversary quickly. Mat. 5

6. To come to one opinion or mind; to concur; as, to agree on a place of meeting.

This sense differs not essentially from the fourth, and it often implies a resolving to do an act. John 9.

7. To be consistent; to harmonize; not to contradict, or be repugnant.

Their witness agreed not together. Mark 24.

This story agrees with what has been related by others.

8. To resemble; to be similar; as, the picture does not agree with the original.

9. To suit; to be accommodated or adapted to; as, the same food does not agree with every constitution.

AGREE', v.t. To admit, or come to one mind concerning; as, to agree the fact. Also, to reconcile or make friends; to put an end to variance; but these senses are unusual and hardly legitimate. Let the parties agree the fact, is really elliptical; let them agree on the fact.

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