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lave

LAVE, v.t. [L. lavo; Gr.]

To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric.

LAVE, v.i.

1. To bathe; to wash one's self.

2. To throw up or out; to lade out. [Not in use.]



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LAVE, v.t. [L. lavo; Gr.]

To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric.

LAVE, v.i.

1. To bathe; to wash one's self.

2. To throw up or out; to lade out. [Not in use.]

LAVE, v.i.

To bathe; to wash one's self. – Pope.


LAVE, v.t. [Fr. laver; Sp. lavar; It. lavare; L. lavo; Gr. λουω; Sans. allava; probably contracted from lago or laugo.]

To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric. – Milton. Dryden.


LAVE, v.t. [Fr. lever.]

To throw up or out; to lade out. [Not in use.] – B. Jonson.


Lave
  1. To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise.

    His feet the foremost breakers lave. Byron.

  2. To bathe; to wash one's self.

    In her chaste current oft the goddess laves. Pope.

  3. To lade, dip, or pour out.

    [Obs.] Dryden.
  4. The remainder; others.

    [Scot.] Bp. Hall.
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Lave

LAVE, verb transitive [Latin lavo; Gr.]

To wash; to bathe; a word used chiefly in poetry or rhetoric.

LAVE, verb intransitive

1. To bathe; to wash one's self.

2. To throw up or out; to lade out. [Not in use.]

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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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mouth

MOUTH, n.

1. The aperture in the head of an animal, between the lips, by which he utters his voice and receives food. In a more general sense, the mouth consists of the lips, the gums, the insides of the cheeks, the palate, the salival glands, the uvula and tonsils.

2. The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or emptied; as the mouth of a jar or pitcher.

3. The part or channel of a river by which its waters are discharged into the ocean or into a lake. The Mississippi and the Nile discharge their waters by several mouths.

4. The opening of a piece of ordnance at the end, by which the charge issues.

5. The aperture of a vessel in animal bodies, by which fluids or other matter is received or discharged; as the mouth of the lacteals.

6. The opening or entrance of a cave, pit, well or den. Dan.8.

7. The instrument of speaking; as, the story is in every body's mouth.

8. A principal speaker; one that utters the common opinion.

Every coffee house has some statesman belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street where he lives.

9. Cry; voice.

The fearful dogs divide,

All spend their mouth aloft, but none abide.

10. In Scripture, words uttered. Job.19. Is.49. Ps.73.

11. Desires; necessities. Ps.103.

12. Freedom and boldness of speech; force of argument.

Luke 21.

13. Boasting; vaunting. Judges 9.

14. Testimony. Deut.17.

15. Reproaches; calumnies. Job.5.

To make a mouth, to distort the mouth;

To make mouths, to make a wry face; hence, to deride or treat with scorn.

1. To pout; to treat disdainfully.

Down in the mouth, dejected; mortified.

To have God's law in the mouth, to converse much on it and delight in it. Ex.13.

To draw near to God with the mouth, to make an external appearance of devotion and worship, while there is no regard to him in the heart. Is.29.

A froward mouth, contradictions and disobedience. Prov.9.

A smooth mouth, soft and flattering language. Prov.5.

To stop the mouth, to silence or to be silent; to put to shame; to confound. Rom.3.lay the hand on the mouth, to be struck silent with shame. Mic.7.

To set the mouth against the heavens, to speak arrogantly and blasphemously. Ps.73.

MOUTH, v.t. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; as, to mouth words or language.

Twitch'd by the sleeve, he mouths it more and more.

1. To take into the mouth; to seize with the mouth.

2. To chew; to grind, as food; to eat; to devour.

3. To form by the mouth, as a bear her cub. [Not used.]

4. To reproach; to insult.

MOUTH, v.i. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant; as a mouthing actor.

I'll bellow out for Rome and for my country,

And mouth at Caesar, till I shake the senate.

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