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vanquish

VAN'QUISH, v.t. [L. vinco, vincio, to bind.]

1. To conquer; to overcome; to subdue in battle; as an enemy.

They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.

2. To defeat in any contest; to refute in argument.

VAN'QUISH, n. A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.




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VAN'QUISH, v.t. [L. vinco, vincio, to bind.]

1. To conquer; to overcome; to subdue in battle; as an enemy.

They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.

2. To defeat in any contest; to refute in argument.

VAN'QUISH, n. A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.


VAN'QUISH, n.

A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.


VAN'QUISH, v.t. [Fr. vaincre; L. vinco; It. vincere; Sp. vincer; probably allied to L. vincio, to bind.]

  1. To conquer; to overcome; to subdue in battle; as an enemy. They vanquished the rebels in all encounters. – Clarendon.
  2. To defeat in any contest; to refute in argument. – Atterbury.

Van"quish
  1. To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.

    Hakluyt.

    They . . . Vanquished the rebels in all encounters. Clarendon.

  2. A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.

    [Written also vinquish.]
  3. Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.

    This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise. Atterbury.

    For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still. Goldsmith.

    Syn. -- To conquer; surmount; overcome; confute; silence. See Conquer.

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Vanquish

VAN'QUISH, verb transitive [Latin vinco, vincio, to bind.]

1. To conquer; to overcome; to subdue in battle; as an enemy.

They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.

2. To defeat in any contest; to refute in argument.

VAN'QUISH, noun A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.

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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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SIZE, n. [either contracted from assize, or from the L. scissus. I take it to be from the former, and from the sense of setting, as we apply the word to the assize of bread.]

1. Bulk; bigness; magnitude; extent of superficies. Size particularly expresses thickness; as the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock. A man may be tall, with little size of body.

2. A settled quantity of allowance. [contracted from assize.]

3. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank and character; as men of less size and quality. [Not much used.]

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