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occipital

OCCIP'ITAL, a. [from L. occiput, the back part of the heat; ob and caput.]

Pertaining to the back part of the head, or to the occiput.



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OCCIP'ITAL, a. [from L. occiput, the back part of the heat; ob and caput.]

Pertaining to the back part of the head, or to the occiput.

OC-CIP'IT-AL, a. [from L. occiput, the back part of the head; ob and caput.]

Pertaining to the back part of the head, or to the occiput.


Oc*cip"i*tal
  1. Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone.

    Occipital bone (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior segment of the skull and surrounds the great foramen by which the spinal cord leaves the cranium. In the higher vertebrates it is usually composed of four bones, which become consolidated in the adult. -- Occipital point (Anat.), the point of the occiput in the mesial plane farthest from the ophryon.

  2. The occipital bone.
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Occipital

OCCIP'ITAL, adjective [from Latin occiput, the back part of the heat; ob and caput.]

Pertaining to the back part of the head, or to the occiput.

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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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weather

WEATHER, n. Wether. [G., The primary sense of this word is air, wind or atmosphere; probably the Gr., whence ether.] Properly, the air; hence,

1. The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, and the like; as warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather; calm weather; tempestuous weather; fair weather; cloudy weather; hazy weather, and the like.

2. Change of the state of the air.

3. Storm; tempest.

[These last significations are not now in use, unless by a poetic license.]

Stress of weather, violent winds; force of tempests.

WEATHER, v.t. wether.

1. To air; to expose to the air. [Rarely used.]

2. In seamens language, to sail to the windward of something else; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship. As this is often difficult, hence,

3. To pass with difficulty.

To weather a point, to gain or accomplish it against opposition.

To weather out, to endure; to hold out to the end; as, to weather out a storm.

Weather is used with several words, either as an adjective, or as forming part of a compound word.

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