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KETCH, n. A vessel with two masts, a main and mizen-mast,usually from 100 to 250 tones burden. Ketches are generally used as yachts or as bomb-vessels. The latter are called bomb-ketches.




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KETCH, n. A vessel with two masts, a main and mizen-mast,usually from 100 to 250 tones burden. Ketches are generally used as yachts or as bomb-vessels. The latter are called bomb-ketches.


KETCH, n. [Fr. quaiche; G. and D. kits.]

A vessel with two masts, a main and mizzen-mast, usually from 100 to 250 tons burden. Ketches are generally used as yachts or as bomb-vessels. The latter are called bombketches. – Mar. Dict.


Ketch
  1. An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.

    Bomb ketch. See under Bomb.

  2. A hangman. See Jack Ketch.
  3. To catch.

    [Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.]

    To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. Spenser.

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KETCH, noun A vessel with two masts, a main and mizen-mast, usually from 100 to 250 tones burden. Ketches are generally used as yachts or as bomb-vessels. The latter are called bomb-ketches.

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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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universal

UNIVERS'AL, a. [L. universalis;unus and versor.]

1. All; extending to or comprehending the whole number, quantity or space; as universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence.

The universal cause acts not by partial, but by general laws.

2. Total; whole.

From harmony, from heav'nly harmony, this universal frame began.

3. Comprising all the particulars; as universal kinds.

4. In botany, a universal umbel, is a primary or general umbel; the first or largest set of rays in a compound umbel; opposed to partial. A universal involucre is placed at the foot of a universal umbel.

Universal instrument, is one which measures all kinds of distances, lengths, &c.; as the pantometer or holometer.

Universal dial, is a dial by which the hour may be found by the sun in any part of the world, or under any elevation of the pole.

Universal proposition. [See the noun.]

UNIVERS'AL, n. [See the adjective.]

1. In logic, a universal is complex or incomplex. A complex universal, is either a universal proposition, as "every whole is greater than its parts," or whatever raises a manifold conception in the mind, as the definition of a reasonable animal.

An incomplex universal, is what produces one conception only in the mind, and is a simple thing respecting many; as human nature, which relates to every individual in which it is found.

2. The whole; the general system of the universe. [Not in use.]

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