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GELT, pp. Castrated; emasculated.




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GELT, pp. Castrated; emasculated.


GELT, n.1 [for gelding. Not used.]


GELT, n.2 [for gilt.]

Tinsel, or gilt surface. [Not used.] Spenser.


GELT, pp. [of geld.]


Gelt
  1. Trubute, tax.

    [Obs.]

    All these the king granted unto them . . . free from all gelts and payments, in a most full and ample manner. Fuller.

  2. A gelding.

    [Obs.] Mortimer.
  3. Gilding; tinsel.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
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GELT, participle passive Castrated; emasculated.

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influence

IN'FLUENCE, n. [L. influens, influo, to flow in; in and fluo, to flow.] Literally, a flowing in, into or on, and referring to substances spiritual or too subtil to be visible, like inspiration. Hence the word was formerly followed by into.

God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.

It is not followed by on or with.

1. In a general sense, influence denotes power whose operation is invisible and known only by its effects, or a power whose cause and operation are unseen.

2. The power which celestial bodies are supposed to exert on terrestrial; as the influence of the planets on the birth and fortunes of men; an exploded doctrine of astrology.

3. Moral power; power of truth operating on the mind, rational faculties or will, in persuading or dissuading, as the influence of motives, of arguments,or of prayer. We say, arguments had no influence on the jury. The magistrate is not popular; he has no influence with the people; or he has great influence with the prince.

4. Physical power; power that affects natural bodies by unseen operation; as, the rays of the sun have an influence in whitening cloth, and in giving a green color to vegetables.

5. Power acting on sensibility; as the influence of love or pity in sympathy.

6. Spiritual power, or the immediate power of God on the mind; as divine influence; the influences of the Holy Spirit.

IN'FLUENCE, v.t. To move by physical power operating by unseen laws or force; to affect.

These experiments succeed after the same manner in vacuo, as in the open air, and therefore are not influenced by the weight or pressure of the atmosphere.

1. To move by moral power; to act on and affect, as the mind or will, in persuading or dissuading; to induce. Men are influenced by motives of interest or pleasure. An orator may influence the people to take arms, or to abandon an enterprise.

2. To move, as the passions, as, to influence one by pity.

3. To lead or direct. This revelation is sufficient to influence our faith and practice.

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burn

BURN, v.t. pret. and pp. burned or burnt. [L. pruna, and perhaps, furnus, fornaz, a furnace. The primary sense is, to rage, to act with violent excitement.]

1. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; frequently with up; as, to burn up wood.

2. To expel the volatile parts and reduce to charcoal by fire; as, to burn wood into coal. Hence, in popular language, to burn a kiln of wood, is to char the wood.

3. To cleanse of soot by burning; to inflame; as, to burn a chimney; an extensive use of the word.

4. To harden in the fire; to bake or harden by heat; as, to burn bricks or a brick kiln.

5. To scorch; to affect by heat; as, to burn the clothes or the legs by the fire; to burn meat or bread in cookery.

6. To injure by fire; to affect the flesh by heat.

7. To dry up or dissipate; with up; as, to burn up tears.

8. To dry excessively; to cause to wither by heat; as,the sun burns the grass or plants.

9. To heat or inflame; to affect with excessive stimulus; as, ardent spirits burn the stomach.

10. To affect with heat in cookery, so as to give the food a disagreeable taste. Hence the phrase burnt to.

11. To calcine with heat or fire; to expel the volatile matter from substances, so that they are easily pulverized; as, to burn oyster shells, or lime-stone.

12. To affect with excess of heat; as, the fever burns a patient.

13. To subject to the action of fire; to heat or dry; as, to burn colors.

To burn up, to consume entirely by fire.

To burn out, to burn till the fuel is all consumed.

BURN, v.i. To be on fire; to flame; as, the mount burned with fire.

1. To shine; to sparkle.

O prince! O wherefore burn your eyes?

2. To be inflamed with passion or desire; as, to burn with anger or love.

3. To act with destructive violence, as fire.

Shall thy wrath burn like fire?

4. To be in commotion; to rage with destructive violence.

The groan still deepens and the combat burns.

5. To be heated; to be in a glow; as, the face burns.

6. To be affected with a sensation of heat, pain or acidity; as, the heart burns.

7. To feel excess of heat; as, the flesh burns by a fire; a patient burns with a fever.

To burn out, to burn till the fuel is exhausted and the fire ceases.

BURN, n. A hurt or injury of the flesh caused by the action of fire.

1. The operation of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.

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