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gypsy

GYP'SY, n. [See Gipsey.]




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GYP'SY, n. [See Gipsey.]

N / A

Gyp"sy
  1. One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from India, entered Europe in the 14th or 15th century, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany.

    Like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose,
    Beguiled me to the very heart of loss.
    Shak.

  2. Pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.

    Gypsy hat, a woman's or child's broad-brimmed hat, usually of straw or felt. -- Gypsy winch, a small winch, which may be operated by a crank, or by a ratchet and pawl through a lever working up and down.

  3. To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods.

    Mostly, Gyp"sy*ing, vb. n.
  4. The language used by the gypsies.
  5. A dark-complexioned person.

    Shak.
  6. A cunning or crafty person

    [Colloq.] Prior.
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GYP'SY, noun [See Gipsey.]

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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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view

VIEW, v.t. vu. [L. videre. The primary sense is to reach or extend to.]

1. To survey; to examine with the eye; to look on with attention, or for the purpose of examining; to inspect; to explore. View differs from look, see, and behold, in expressing more particular or continued attention to the thing which is the object of sight. We ascended mount Holyoke, and viewed the charming landscape below. We viewed with delight the rich valleys of the Connecticut about the town of Northhampton.

Go up and view the country. Josh. 7.

I viewed the walls of Jerusalem. Neh. 7.

2. To see; to perceive by the eye.

3. To survey intellectually; to examine with the mental eye; to consider. View the subject in all its aspects.

VIEW, n. vu.

1. Prospect; sight; reach of the eye.

The walls of Pluto's palace are in view.

2. The whole extent seen. Vast or extensive views present themselves to the eye.

3. Sight; power of seeing, or limit of sight.

The mountain was not within our view.

4. Intellectual or mental sight. These things give us a just view of the designs of providence.

5. Act of seeing. The facts mentioned were verified by actual view.

6. Slight; eye.

Objects near our view are thought greater than those of larger size, that are more remote.

7. Survey; inspection; examination by the eye. The assessors took a view of the premises.

Surveying nature with too nice a view.

8. Intellectual survey; mental examination.

On a just view of all the arguments in the case, the law appears to be clear.

9. Appearance; show.

10. Display; exhibition to the sight or mind.

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11. Prospect of interest.

No man sets himself about any thing, but upon some view or other, which serves him for a reason.

12. Intention; purpose; design. With that view he began the expedition. With a view to commerce, he passed through Egypt.

13. Opinion; manner of seeing or understanding. These are my views of the policy which ought to be pursued.

View of frankpledge, in law, a court of record, held in a hundred, lordship or manor, before the stewart of the leet.

Point of view, the direction in which a thing is seen.

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