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inadequacy

INAD'EQUACY, n. [from inadequate.] The quality of being unequal or insufficient for a purpose.

The inadequacy and consequent inefficacy

of the alleged causes--

1. Inequality.

Dr. Price considers this inadequacy of representation as our fundamental grievance.

2. Incompleteness; defectiveness; as the inadequacy of ideas.



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INAD'EQUACY, n. [from inadequate.] The quality of being unequal or insufficient for a purpose.

The inadequacy and consequent inefficacy

of the alleged causes--

1. Inequality.

Dr. Price considers this inadequacy of representation as our fundamental grievance.

2. Incompleteness; defectiveness; as the inadequacy of ideas.

IN-AD'E-QUA-CY, n. [from inadequate.]

  1. The quality of being unequal or insufficient for a purpose. The inadequacy and consequent inefficiency of the alledged causes. Dwight.
  2. Inequality, Dr. Price considers this inadequacy of representation as our fundamental grievance. Burke.
  3. Incompleteness; defectiveness; as, the inadequacy of ideas.

In*ad"e*qua*cy
  1. The quality or state of being inadequate or insufficient; defectiveness; insufficiency; inadequateness.

    The inadequacy and consequent inefficacy of the alleged causes. Dr. T. Dwight.

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Inadequacy

INAD'EQUACY, noun [from inadequate.] The quality of being unequal or insufficient for a purpose.

The inadequacy and consequent inefficacy

of the alleged causes--

1. Inequality.

Dr. Price considers this inadequacy of representation as our fundamental grievance.

2. Incompleteness; defectiveness; as the inadequacy of ideas.

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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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sail

SAIL, n. [L. sal, salt.]

1. In navigation, a spread of canvas, or an assemblage of several breadths of canvas, [or some substitute for it,] sewed together with a double seam at the borders, and edged with a cord called the bolt-rope, to be extended on the masts or yards for receiving the impulse of wind by which a ship is driven. The principal sails are the courses or lower salts, the top-sails and top-gallant-sails.

2. In poetry, wings.

3. A ship or other vessel; used in the singular for a single ship, or as a collective name for many. We saw a sail at the leeward. We saw three sail on our star-board quarter. The fleet consists of twenty sail.

To loose sails, to unfurl them.

To make sail, to extend an additional quantity of sail.

To set sail, to expand or spread the sails; and hence; to begin a voyage.

To shorten sail, to reduce the extent of sail, or take in a part.

1. To strike sail, to lower the sails suddenly, as in saluting or in sudden gusts of wind.

2. To bate show or pomp.

SAIL, v.i.

1. To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water. A ship sails from New York for Liverpool. She sails ten knots an hour. She sails well close-hauled.

2. To be conveyed in a vessel on water; to pass by water. We sailed from London to Canton.

3. To swim.

Little dolphins, when they sail in the vast shadow of the British whale.

4. To set sail; to begin a voyage. We sailed from New York for Havre, June 15, 1824. We sailed from Cowes for New York, May 10, 1825.

5. To be carried in the air, as a balloon.

6. To pass smoothly along.

As is a wing'd messenger from heaven, when he bestrides the lazy pacing clouds, and sails upon the bosom of the air.

7. To fly without striking with the wings.

SAIL, v.t.

1. To pass or move upon in a ship, by means of sails.

A thousand ships were mann'd to sail the sea.

[This use is elliptical, on or over being omitted.]

2. To fly through

Sublime she sails th' aerial space, and mounts the winged gales.

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