HOME
SIGN UP LOGIN
https://1828.mshaffer.com
Sunday - December 9, 2018

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
- Preface

1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   <3

Search, browse, and study this dictionary to learn more about the early American, Christian language.

1828.mshaffer.comWord [quaint]

0
0
Cite this! Share Definition on Facebook Share Definition on Twitter Simple Definition Word-definition Evolution

quaint

QUAINT, a. [The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but Skinner thinks it more probably from comptus, neat, well dressed.]

1. Nice; scrupulously and superfluously exact; having petty elegance; as a quaint phrase; a quaint fashion.

To show how quaint an orator you are.

2. Subtle; artful. Obs.

3. Fine-spun; artfully framed.

4. Affected; as quaint fopperies.

5. In common use, odd; fanciful; singular; and so used by Chaucer.



Evolution (or devolution) of this word [quaint]

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

QUAINT, a. [The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but Skinner thinks it more probably from comptus, neat, well dressed.]

1. Nice; scrupulously and superfluously exact; having petty elegance; as a quaint phrase; a quaint fashion.

To show how quaint an orator you are.

2. Subtle; artful. Obs.

3. Fine-spun; artfully framed.

4. Affected; as quaint fopperies.

5. In common use, odd; fanciful; singular; and so used by Chaucer.

QUAINT, a. [Old Fr. coint, Arm. coent, coant, pretty. In Norman French, coint is familiar, affable, and accoinet, is very necessary or familiar. The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but Skinner thinks it more probably from comptus, neat, well dressed.]

  1. Nice; scrupulously and superfluously exact; having petty elegance; as, a quaint phrase; a quaint fashion. – Sidney. Shak. To show how quaint an orator you are. – Shak.
  2. Subtil; artful. [Obs.] – Chaucer.
  3. Fine-spun; artfully framed. – Shak. Milton.
  4. Affected; as, quaint fopperies. – Swift.
  5. In common use, odd; fanciful; singular; and so used by Chaucer.

Quaint
  1. Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.

    [Obs.]

    Clerks be full subtle and full quaint. Chaucer.

  2. Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.

    [Archaic] " The queynte ring." " His queynte spear." Chaucer. " A shepherd young quaint." Chapman.

    Every look was coy and wondrous quaint. Spenser.

    To show bow quaint an orator you are. Shak.

  3. Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.

    Some stroke of quaint yet simple pleasantry. Macaulay.

    An old, long-faced, long-bodied servant in quaint livery. W. Irving.

    Syn. -- Quaint, Odd, Antique. Antique is applied to that which has come down from the ancients, or which is made to imitate some ancient work of art. Odd implies disharmony, incongruity, or unevenness. An odd thing or person is an exception to general rules of calculation and procedure, or expectation and common experience. In the current use of quaint, the two ideas of odd and antique are combined, and the word is commonly applied to that which is pleasing by reason of both these qualities. Thus, we speak of the quaint architecture of many old buildings in London; or a quaint expression, uniting at once the antique and the fanciful.

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

Thank you for visiting!

  • Our goal is to try and improve the quality of the digital form of this dictionary being historically true and accurate to the first American dictionary. Read more ...
  • Below you will find three sketches from a talented artist and friend depicting Noah Webster at work. Please tell us what you think.
Divine Study
  • Divine StudyDivine Study
    Divine Study
Window of Reflection
  • Window of ReflectionWindow of Reflection
    Window of Reflection
Enlightening Grace
  • Enlightening GraceEnlightening Grace
    Enlightening Grace

73

573

64

620

87

608
Quaint

QUAINT, adjective [The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but Skinner thinks it more probably from comptus, neat, well dressed.]

1. Nice; scrupulously and superfluously exact; having petty elegance; as a quaint phrase; a quaint fashion.

To show how quaint an orator you are.

2. Subtle; artful. obsolete

3. Fine-spun; artfully framed.

4. Affected; as quaint fopperies.

5. In common use, odd; fanciful; singular; and so used by Chaucer.

Why 1828?

0
2
 


I like it.

— Claire (Peoria, AZ)

Word of the Day

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.]

Random Word

planted

PLANT'ED, pp. Set in the earth for propagation; set; fixed; introduced; established.

1. Furnished with seeds or plants for growth; as a planted field.

2. Furnished with the first inhabitants; settled; as territory planted with colonists.

3. Filled or furnished with what is new.

A man in all the world's new fashion planted. [See Def.3.]

Noah's 1828 Dictionary

First dictionary of the American Language!

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


Regards,


monte

{x:

Project:: 1828 Reprint










Hard-cover Edition

155

305

Compact Edition

124

105

CD-ROM

102

81

* As a note, I have purchased each of these products. In fact, as we have been developing the Project:: 1828 Reprint, I have purchased several of the bulky hard-cover dictionaries. My opinion is that the 2000-page hard-cover edition is the only good viable solution at this time. The compact edition was a bit disappointing and the CD-ROM as well.



[ + ]
Add Search To Your Site


Our goal is to convert the facsimile dictionary (PDF available: v1 and v2) to reprint it and make it digitally available in several formats.

Overview of Project

  1. Image dissection
  2. Text Emulation
  3. Dictionary Formatting
  4. Digital Applications
  5. Reprint

Please visit our friends:

{ourFriends}

Learn more about U.S. patents:

{ourPatent}

Privacy Policy

We want to provide the best 1828 dictionary service to you. As such, we collect data, allow you to login, and we want your feedback on other features you would like.

For details of our terms of use, please read our privacy policy here.

Page loaded in 0.328 seconds. [1828: 25, T:0]


1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

^ return to top
Back to Top