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HELM'ET, n. Defensive armor for the head; a head-piece; a morion. The helmet is worn by horsemen to defend the head against the broad sword.

1. The part of a coat of arms that bears the crest.

2. The upper part of a retort.

3. In botany, the upper lip of a ringent corol.



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HELM'ET, n. Defensive armor for the head; a head-piece; a morion. The helmet is worn by horsemen to defend the head against the broad sword.

1. The part of a coat of arms that bears the crest.

2. The upper part of a retort.

3. In botany, the upper lip of a ringent corol.
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Hel"met
  1. A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, Morion, Sallet, and Illust. of Beaver.
  2. The representation of a helmet over shields or coats of arms, denoting gradations of rank by modifications of form.
  3. A helmet-shaped hat, made of cork, felt, metal, or other suitable material, worn as part of the uniform of soldiers, firemen, etc., also worn in hot countries as a protection from the heat of the sun.
  4. That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.

    ; as: (a) (Chem.)
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helmet

HELM'ET, n. Defensive armor for the head; a head-piece; a morion. The helmet is worn by horsemen to defend the head against the broad sword.

1. The part of a coat of arms that bears the crest.

2. The upper part of a retort.

3. In botany, the upper lip of a ringent corol.

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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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eclipse

ECLIPSE, n. eclips'. [L. eclipsis; Gr. defect, to fail, to leave.]

1. Literally, a defect or failure; hence in astronomy, an interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon or other luminous body. An eclipse of the sun is caused by the intervention of the moon, which totally or partially hides the sun's disk; an eclipse of the moon is occasioned by the shadow of the earth, which falls on it and obscures it in whole or in part, but does not entirely conceal it.

2. Darkness; obscuration. We say,his glory has suffered an eclipse.

All the posterity of our first parents suffered a perpetual eclipse of spiritual life.

ECLIPSE, v.t. eclips'. To hide a luminous body in whole or in part and intercept its rays; as, to eclipse the sun or a star.

1. To obscure; to darken, by intercepting the rays of light which render luminous; as, to eclipse the moon.

2. To cloud; to darken; to obscure; as, to eclipse the glory of a hero. Hence,

3. To disgrace.

4. To extinguish.

Born to eclipse thy life.

ECLIPSE, v.i. eclips'. To suffer an eclipse.

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