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valedictory

VALEDIC'TORY, a. Bidding farewell; as a valedictory oration.

VALEDIC'TORY, n. An oration or address spoken at commencement, in American colleges, by a member of the class which receive the degree of bachelor of arts, and take their leave of college and of each other.




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VALEDIC'TORY, a. Bidding farewell; as a valedictory oration.

VALEDIC'TORY, n. An oration or address spoken at commencement, in American colleges, by a member of the class which receive the degree of bachelor of arts, and take their leave of college and of each other.


VAL-E-DIC'TO-RY, a.

Bidding farewell; as, a valedictory oration.


VAL-E-DIC'TO-RY, n.

An oration or address spoken at commencements in American colleges, by a member of the class which receive the degree of bachelor of arts, and take their leave of college and of each other.


Val`e*dic"to*ry
  1. Bidding farewell; suitable or designed for an occasion of leave-taking; as, a valedictory oration.
  2. A valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar.
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Valedictory

VALEDIC'TORY, adjective Bidding farewell; as a valedictory oration.

VALEDIC'TORY, noun An oration or address spoken at commencement, in American colleges, by a member of the class which receive the degree of bachelor of arts, and take their leave of college and of each other.

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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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note

NOTE, for ne wote, knew not or could not.

NOTE, n. [L. to know.]

1. A mark or token; something by which a thing may be known; a visible sign.

They who appertain to the visible church have all the notes of external profession.

2. A mark made in a book, indicating something worthy of a particular notice.

3. A short remark; a passage or explanation in the margin of a book.

4. A minute, memorandum or short writing intended to assist the memory.

5. Notice; heed.

Give order to my servants that they take no note at all of our being absent hence.

6. Reputation; consequence; distinction; as men of note. Acts 16.

7. State of being observed.

Small matters, continually in use and note. [Little used.]

8. In music, a character which marks a sound, or the sound itself; as a semibreve, a minim, &c. Notes are marks of sounds in relation to elevation or depresion, or to the time of continuing sounds.

9. Tune; voice; harmonious or melocious sounds.

The wakeful bird tunes her nocturnal note.

One common note on either lyre did strike.

10. Abbreviation; symbol.

11. A short letter; a billet.

12. Annotation; commentary; as the notes in Scott's Bible; to write notes on Homer.

13. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; as a promissory note; a bank-note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.

14. Notes, plu. a writing; a written discourse; applied equally to minutes or heads of a discourse or argument, or to a discourse fully written. The advocate often has notes to assist his memory, and clergymen preach with notes or without them.

15. A diplomatic communication in writing; an official paper sent from one minister or envoy to another.

My note of January 10th still remains unanswered.

NOTE, v.t.

1. To observe; to notice with particular care; to heed; to attend to.

No more of that; I have noted it well.

Their manners noted and their states survey'd.

2. To set down in writing.

Note it in a book. Isaiah 30.

3. To charge, as with a crime; with of or for.

They were both noted of incontinency.

NOTE, v.t. To butt; to push with the horns. [Not used.]

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