1. A

    " The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols. "

  2. A

    " The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G. "

  3. A

    " An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less emphatically. "

  4. A

    " In each; to or for each; as, "twenty leagues a day", "a hundred pounds a year", "a dollar a yard", etc. "

  5. A

    " In; on; at; by. "

  6. A

    " In process of; in the act of; into; to; -- used with verbal substantives in -ing which begin with a consonant. This is a shortened form of the preposition an (which was used before the vowel sound); as in a hunting, a building, a begging. "

  7. A

    " Of. "

  8. A

    " A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they. "

  9. A

    " An expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter "

  10. A-

    " A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. (1) It frequently signifies on or in (from an, a forms of AS. on), denoting a state, as in afoot, on foot, abed, amiss, asleep, aground, aloft, away (AS. onweg), and analogically, ablaze, atremble, etc. (2) AS. of off, from, as in adown (AS. ofd/ne off the dun or hill). (3) AS. a- (Goth. us-, ur-, Ger. er-), usually giving an intensive force, and sometimes the sense of away, on, back, as in arise, abide, ago. (4) Old English y- or i- (corrupted from the AS. inseparable particle ge-, cognate with OHG. ga-, gi-, Goth. ga-), which, as a prefix, made no essential addition to the meaning, as in aware. (5) French a (L. ad to), as in abase, achieve. (6) L. a, ab, abs, from, as in avert. (7) Greek insep. prefix / without, or privative, not, as in abyss, atheist; akin to E. un-. "

  11. A 1

    " A registry mark given by underwriters (as at Lloyd's) to ships in first-class condition. Inferior grades are indicated by A 2 and A 3. "

  12. Aam

    " A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 36 1/2, at Hamburg 38 1/4. "

  13. Aard-vark

    " An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue. "

  14. Aard-wolf

    " A carnivorous quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. See Proteles. "

  15. Aaronic

    " Alt. of Aaronical "

  16. Aaronical

    " Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews. "

  17. Aaron's rod

    " A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two. "

  18. Aaron's rod

    " A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod. "

  19. Ab-

    " A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from, away , separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract, abscond. See A-(6). "

  20. Ab

    " The fifth month of the Jewish year according to the ecclesiastical reckoning, the eleventh by the civil computation, coinciding nearly with August. "

  21. Abaca

    " The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila. "

  22. Abacinate

    " To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes. "

  23. Abacination

    " The act of abacinating. "

  24. Abaciscus

    " One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus. "

  25. Abacist

    " One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator. "

  26. Aback

    " Toward the back or rear; backward. "

  27. Aback

    " Behind; in the rear. "

  28. Aback

    " Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind. "

  29. Aback

    " An abacus. "

  30. Abactinal

    " Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actinal. "

  31. Abaction

    " Stealing cattle on a large scale. "

  32. Abactor

    " One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves. "

  33. Abaculi

    " of Abaculus "

  34. Abaculus

    " A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements. "

  35. Abacuses

    " of Abacus "

  36. Abaci

    " of Abacus "

  37. Abacus

    " A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc. "

  38. Abacus

    " A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China. "

  39. Abacus

    " The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column. "

  40. Abacus

    " A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work. "

  41. Abacus

    " A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard. "

  42. Abada

    " The rhinoceros. "

  43. Abaddon

    " The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus. "

  44. Abaddon

    " Hell; the bottomless pit. "

  45. Abaft

    " Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse. "

  46. Abaft

    " Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft. "

  47. Abaisance

    " Obeisance. "

  48. Abaiser

    " Ivory black or animal charcoal. "

  49. Abaist

    " Abashed; confounded; discomfited. "

  50. Abalienate

    " To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate. "

  51. Abalienate

    " To estrange; to withdraw. "

  52. Abalienate

    " To cause alienation of (mind). "

  53. Abalienation

    " The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement. "

  54. Abalone

    " A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks. "

  55. Aband

    " To abandon. "

  56. Aband

    " To banish; to expel. "

  57. Abandoned

    " of Abandon "

  58. Abandoning

    " of Abandon "

  59. Abandon

    " To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject. "

  60. Abandon

    " To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender. "

  61. Abandon

    " Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense. "

  62. Abandon

    " To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against. "

  63. Abandon

    " Abandonment; relinquishment. "

  64. Abandon

    " A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease. "

  65. Abandoned

    " Forsaken, deserted. "

  66. Abandoned

    " Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; as, an abandoned villain. "

  67. Abandonedly

    " Unrestrainedly. "

  68. Abandonee

    " One to whom anything is legally abandoned. "

  69. Abandoner

    " One who abandons. "

  70. Abandonment

    " The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment. "

  71. Abandonment

    " The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against. "

  72. Abandonment

    " The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc. "

  73. Abandonment

    " The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion. "

  74. Abandonment

    " Careless freedom or ease; abandon. "

  75. Abandum

    " Anything forfeited or confiscated. "

  76. Abanet

    " See Abnet. "

  77. Abanga

    " A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for diseases of the chest. "

  78. Abannation

    " Alt. of Abannition "

  79. Abannition

    " Banishment. "

  80. Abarticulation

    " Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis. "

  81. Abased

    " of Abase "

  82. Abasing

    " of Abase "

  83. Abase

    " To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye. "

  84. Abase

    " To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade. "

  85. Abased

    " Lowered; humbled. "

  86. Abased

    " Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield. "

  87. Abasedly

    " Abjectly; downcastly. "

  88. Abasement

    " The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation. "

  89. Abaser

    " He who, or that which, abases. "

  90. Abashed

    " of Abash "

  91. Abashing

    " of Abash "

  92. Abash

    " To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit. "

  93. Abashedly

    " In an abashed manner. "

  94. Abashment

    " The state of being abashed; confusion from shame. "

  95. Abassi

    " Alt. of Abassis "

  96. Abassis

    " A silver coin of Persia, worth about twenty cents. "

  97. Abatable

    " Capable of being abated; as, an abatable writ or nuisance. "

  98. Abated

    " of Abate "

  99. Abating

    " of Abate "

  100. Abate

    " To beat down; to overthrow. "

  101. Abate

    " To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope. "

  102. Abate

    " To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price. "

  103. Abate

    " To blunt. "

  104. Abate

    " To reduce in estimation; to deprive. "

  105. Abate

    " To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ. "

  106. Abate

    " To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets. "

  107. Abate

    " To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates. "

  108. Abate

    " To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates. "

  109. Abate

    " Abatement. "

  110. Abatement

    " The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof. "

  111. Abatement

    " The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed. "

  112. Abatement

    " A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon. "

  113. Abatement

    " The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee. "

  114. Abater

    " One who, or that which, abates. "

  115. Abatis

    " Alt. of Abattis "

  116. Abattis

    " A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy. "

  117. Abatised

    " Provided with an abatis. "

  118. Abator

    " One who abates a nuisance. "

  119. Abator

    " A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee. "

  120. Abattoirs

    " of Abattoir "

  121. Abattoir

    " A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc. "

  122. Abature

    " Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them. "

  123. Abatvoix

    " The sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum. "

  124. Abawed

    " Astonished; abashed. "

  125. Abaxial

    " Alt. of Abaxile "

  126. Abaxile

    " Away from the axis or central line; eccentric. "

  127. Abay

    " Barking; baying of dogs upon their prey. See Bay. "

  128. Abb

    " Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence, abb wool is wool for the abb. "

  129. Abba

    " Father; religious superior; -- in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch. "

  130. Abbacies

    " of Abbacy "

  131. Abbacy

    " The dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot. "

  132. Abbatial

    " Belonging to an abbey; as, abbatial rights. "

  133. Abbatical

    " Abbatial. "

  134. Abbe

    " The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress. "

  135. Abbess

    " A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey. "

  136. Abbeys

    " of Abbey "

  137. Abbey

    " A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings. "

  138. Abbey

    " The church of a monastery. "

  139. Abbot

    " The superior or head of an abbey. "

  140. Abbot

    " One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "

  141. Abbotship

    " The state or office of an abbot. "

  142. Abbreviated

    " of Abbreviate "

  143. Abbreviating

    " of Abbreviate "

  144. Abbreviate

    " To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken. "

  145. Abbreviate

    " To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction. "

  146. Abbreviate

    " Abbreviated; abridged; shortened. "

  147. Abbreviate

    " Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type. "

  148. Abbreviate

    " An abridgment. "

  149. Abbreviated

    " Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate. "

  150. Abbreviation

    " The act of shortening, or reducing. "

  151. Abbreviation

    " The result of abbreviating; an abridgment. "

  152. Abbreviation

    " The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America. "

  153. Abbreviation

    " One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers. "

  154. Abbreviator

    " One who abbreviates or shortens. "

  155. Abbreviator

    " One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form. "

  156. Abbreviatory

    " Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging. "

  157. Abbreviature

    " An abbreviation; an abbreviated state or form. "

  158. Abbreviature

    " An abridgment; a compendium or abstract. "

  159. Abb wool

    " See Abb. "

  160. A B C

    " The first three letters of the alphabet, used for the whole alphabet. "

  161. A B C

    " A primer for teaching the alphabet and first elements of reading. "

  162. A B C

    " The simplest rudiments of any subject; as, the A B C of finance. "

  163. Abdal

    " A religious devotee or dervish in Persia. "

  164. Abderian

    " Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment. "

  165. Abderite

    " An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace. "

  166. Abdest

    " Purification by washing the hands before prayer; -- a Mohammedan rite. "

  167. Abdicable

    " Capable of being abdicated. "

  168. Abdicant

    " Abdicating; renouncing; -- followed by of. "

  169. Abdicant

    " One who abdicates. "

  170. Abdicated

    " of Abdicate "

  171. Abdicating

    " of Abdicate "

  172. Abdicate

    " To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy. "

  173. Abdicate

    " To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc. "

  174. Abdicate

    " To reject; to cast off. "

  175. Abdicate

    " To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit. "

  176. Abdicate

    " To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity. "

  177. Abdication

    " The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority. "

  178. Abdicative

    " Causing, or implying, abdication. "

  179. Abdicator

    " One who abdicates. "

  180. Abditive

    " Having the quality of hiding. "

  181. Abditory

    " A place for hiding or preserving articles of value. "

  182. Abdomen

    " The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity. "

  183. Abdomen

    " The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda. "

  184. Abdominal

    " Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity. "

  185. Abdominal

    " Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes. "

  186. Abdominals

    " of Abdominal "

  187. Abdominales

    " of Abdominal "

  188. Abdominal

    " A fish of the group Abdominales. "

  189. Abdominales

    " A group including the greater part of fresh-water fishes, and many marine ones, having the ventral fins under the abdomen behind the pectorals. "

  190. Abdominalia

    " A group of cirripeds having abdominal appendages. "

  191. Abdominoscopy

    " Examination of the abdomen to detect abdominal disease. "

  192. Abdominothoracic

    " Relating to the abdomen and the thorax, or chest. "

  193. Abdominous

    " Having a protuberant belly; pot-bellied. "

  194. Abduced

    " of Abduce "

  195. Abducing

    " of Abduce "

  196. Abduce

    " To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part. "

  197. Abducted

    " of Abduct "

  198. Abducting

    " of Abduct "

  199. Abduct

    " To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap. "

  200. Abduct

    " To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position. "

  201. Abduction

    " The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. "

  202. Abduction

    " The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body. "

  203. Abduction

    " The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress. "

  204. Abduction

    " A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable. "

  205. Abductor

    " One who abducts. "

  206. Abductor

    " A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward. "

  207. Abeam

    " On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side. "

  208. Abear

    " To bear; to behave. "

  209. Abear

    " To put up with; to endure. "

  210. Abearance

    " Behavior. "

  211. Abearing

    " Behavior. "

  212. Abecedarian

    " One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro. "

  213. Abecedarian

    " One engaged in teaching the alphabet. "

  214. Abecedarian

    " Alt. of Abecedary "

  215. Abecedary

    " Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. "

  216. Abecedary

    " A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything. "

  217. Abed

    " In bed, or on the bed. "

  218. Abed

    " To childbed (in the phrase "brought abed," that is, delivered of a child). "

  219. Abegge

    " Same as Aby. "

  220. Abele

    " The white poplar (Populus alba). "

  221. Abelian

    " Alt. of Abelonian "

  222. Abelite

    " Alt. of Abelonian "

  223. Abelonian

    " One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel. "

  224. Abelmosk

    " An evergreen shrub (Hibiscus -- formerly Abelmoschus -- moschatus), of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; -- sometimes called musk mallow. "

  225. Aber-de-vine

    " The European siskin (Carduelis spinus), a small green and yellow finch, related to the goldfinch. "

  226. Aberr

    " To wander; to stray. "

  227. Aberrance

    " Alt. of Aberrancy "

  228. Aberrancy

    " State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc. "

  229. Aberrant

    " Wandering; straying from the right way. "

  230. Aberrant

    " Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal. "

  231. Aberrate

    " To go astray; to diverge. "

  232. Aberration

    " The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. "

  233. Aberration

    " A partial alienation of reason. "

  234. Aberration

    " A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth. "

  235. Aberration

    " The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus. "

  236. Aberration

    " The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it. "

  237. Aberration

    " The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B. "

  238. Aberrational

    " Characterized by aberration. "

  239. Aberuncate

    " To weed out. "

  240. Aberuncator

    " A weeding machine. "

  241. Abetted

    " of Abet "

  242. Abetting

    " of Abet "

  243. Abet

    " To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection. "

  244. Abet

    " To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense. "

  245. Abet

    " To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense. "

  246. Abet

    " Act of abetting; aid. "

  247. Abetment

    " The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime, etc. "

  248. Abettal

    " Abetment. "

  249. Abetter

    " Alt. of Abettor "

  250. Abettor

    " One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender. "

  251. Abevacuation

    " A partial evacuation. "

  252. Abeyance

    " Expectancy; condition of being undetermined. "

  253. Abeyance

    " Suspension; temporary suppression. "

  254. Abeyancy

    " Abeyance. "

  255. Abeyant

    " Being in a state of abeyance. "

  256. Abhal

    " The berries of a species of cypress in the East Indies. "

  257. Abhominable

    " Abominable. "

  258. Abhominal

    " Inhuman. "

  259. Abhorred

    " of Abhor "

  260. Abhorring

    " of Abhor "

  261. Abhor

    " To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. "

  262. Abhor

    " To fill with horror or disgust. "

  263. Abhor

    " To protest against; to reject solemnly. "

  264. Abhor

    " To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with "

  265. Abhorrence

    " Extreme hatred or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike. "

  266. Abhorrency

    " Abhorrence. "

  267. Abhorrent

    " Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts. "

  268. Abhorrent

    " Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to. "

  269. Abhorrent

    " Detestable. "

  270. Abhorrently

    " With abhorrence. "

  271. Abhorrer

    " One who abhors. "

  272. Abhorrible

    " Detestable. "

  273. Abhorring

    " Detestation. "

  274. Abhorring

    " Object of abhorrence. "

  275. Abib

    " The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, corresponding nearly to our April. After the Babylonish captivity this month was called Nisan. "

  276. Abidance

    " The state of abiding; abode; continuance; compliance (with). "

  277. Abode

    " of Abide "

  278. Abid

    " of Abide "

  279. Abiding

    " of Abide "

  280. Abide

    " To wait; to pause; to delay. "

  281. Abide

    " To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place. "

  282. Abide

    " To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain. "

  283. Abide

    " To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time. "

  284. Abide

    " To endure; to sustain; to submit to. "

  285. Abide

    " To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. "

  286. Abide

    " To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for. "

  287. Abider

    " One who abides, or continues. "

  288. Abider

    " One who dwells; a resident. "

  289. Abiding

    " Continuing; lasting. "

  290. Abidingly

    " Permanently. "

  291. Abies

    " A genus of coniferous trees, properly called Fir, as the balsam fir and the silver fir. The spruces are sometimes also referred to this genus. "

  292. Abietene

    " A volatile oil distilled from the resin or balsam of the nut pine (Pinus sabiniana) of California. "

  293. Abietic

    " Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products; as, abietic acid, called also sylvic acid. "

  294. Abietin

    " Alt. of Abietine "

  295. Abietine

    " A resinous obtained from Strasburg turpentine or Canada balsam. It is without taste or smell, is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol (especially at the boiling point), in strong acetic acid, and in ether. "

  296. Abietinic

    " Of or pertaining to abietin; as, abietinic acid. "

  297. Abietite

    " A substance resembling mannite, found in the needles of the common silver fir of Europe (Abies pectinata). "

  298. Abigail

    " A lady's waiting-maid. "

  299. Abiliment

    " Habiliment. "

  300. Abilities

    " of Ability "

  301. Ability

    " The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the plural, faculty, talent. "

  302. Abime

    " Alt. of Abyme "

  303. Abyme

    " A abyss. "

  304. Abiogenesis

    " The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; -- called also abiogeny, and opposed to biogenesis. "

  305. Abiogenetic

    " Of or pertaining to abiogenesis. "

  306. Abiogenist

    " One who believes that life can be produced independently of antecedent. "

  307. Abiogenous

    " Produced by spontaneous generation. "

  308. Abiogeny

    " Same as Abiogenesis. "

  309. Abiological

    " Pertaining to the study of inanimate things. "

  310. Abirritant

    " A medicine that diminishes irritation. "

  311. Abirritate

    " To diminish the sensibility of; to debilitate. "

  312. Abirritation

    " A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; want of strength; asthenia. "

  313. Abirritative

    " Characterized by abirritation or debility. "

  314. Abit

    " 3d sing. pres. of Abide. "

  315. Abject

    " Cast down; low-lying. "

  316. Abject

    " Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts. "

  317. Abject

    " To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase. "

  318. Abject

    " A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway. "

  319. Abjectedness

    " A very abject or low condition; abjectness. "

  320. Abjection

    " The act of bringing down or humbling. "

  321. Abjection

    " The state of being rejected or cast out. "

  322. Abjection

    " A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation. "

  323. Abjectly

    " Meanly; servilely. "

  324. Abjectness

    " The state of being abject; abasement; meanness; servility. "

  325. Abjudge

    " To take away by judicial decision. "

  326. Abjudicate

    " To reject by judicial sentence; also, to abjudge. "

  327. Abjudication

    " Rejection by judicial sentence. "

  328. Abjugate

    " To unyoke. "

  329. Abjunctive

    " Exceptional. "

  330. Abjuration

    " The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return. "

  331. Abjuration

    " A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy. "

  332. Abjuratory

    " Containing abjuration. "

  333. Abjured

    " of Abjure "

  334. Abjuring

    " of Abjure "

  335. Abjure

    " To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever. "

  336. Abjure

    " To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors. "

  337. Abjure

    " To renounce on oath. "

  338. Abjurement

    " Renunciation. "

  339. Abjurer

    " One who abjures. "

  340. Ablactate

    " To wean. "

  341. Ablactation

    " The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam. "

  342. Ablactation

    " The process of grafting now called inarching, or grafting by approach. "

  343. Ablaqueate

    " To lay bare, as the roots of a tree. "

  344. Ablaqueation

    " The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water. "

  345. Ablastemic

    " Non-germinal. "

  346. Ablation

    " A carrying or taking away; removal. "

  347. Ablation

    " Extirpation. "

  348. Ablation

    " Wearing away; superficial waste. "

  349. Ablatitious

    " Diminishing; as, an ablatitious force. "

  350. Ablative

    " Taking away or removing. "

  351. Ablative

    " Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away. "

  352. Ablative

    " The ablative case. "

  353. Ablaut

    " The substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, get, gat, got; sing, song; hang, hung. "

  354. Ablaze

    " On fire; in a blaze, gleaming. "

  355. Ablaze

    " In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire. "

  356. Able

    " Fit; adapted; suitable. "

  357. Able

    " Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano. "

  358. Able

    " Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; as, the ablest man in the senate; an able speech. "

  359. Able

    " Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; as, able to inherit or devise property. "

  360. Able

    " To make able; to enable; to strengthen. "

  361. Able

    " To vouch for. "

  362. -able

    " An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit to be blamed; salable. "

  363. Able-bodied

    " Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust. "

  364. Ablegate

    " To send abroad. "

  365. Ablegate

    " A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office. "

  366. Ablegation

    " The act of sending abroad. "

  367. Able-minded

    " Having much intellectual power. "

  368. Ableness

    " Ability of body or mind; force; vigor. "

  369. Ablepsy

    " Blindness. "

  370. Abler

    " comp. of Able. "

  371. Abler

    " superl. of Able. "

  372. Ablet

    " Alt. of Ablen "

  373. Ablen

    " A small fresh-water fish (Leuciscus alburnus); the bleak. "

  374. Abligate

    " To tie up so as to hinder from. "

  375. Abligurition

    " Prodigal expense for food. "

  376. Ablins

    " Perhaps. "

  377. Abloom

    " In or into bloom; in a blooming state. "

  378. Ablude

    " To be unlike; to differ. "

  379. Abluent

    " Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent. "

  380. Abluent

    " A detergent. "

  381. Ablush

    " Blushing; ruddy. "

  382. Ablution

    " The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite. "

  383. Ablution

    " The water used in cleansing. "

  384. Ablution

    " A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest. "

  385. Ablutionary

    " Pertaining to ablution. "

  386. Abluvion

    " That which is washed off. "

  387. Ably

    " In an able manner; with great ability; as, ably done, planned, said. "

  388. -ably

    " A suffix composed of -able and the adverbial suffix -ly; as, favorably. "

  389. Abnegated

    " of Abnegate "

  390. Abnegating

    " of Abnegate "

  391. Abnegate

    " To deny and reject; to abjure. "

  392. Abnegation

    " a denial; a renunciation. "

  393. Abnegative

    " Denying; renouncing; negative. "

  394. Abnegator

    " One who abnegates, denies, or rejects anything. "

  395. Abnet

    " The girdle of a Jewish priest or officer. "

  396. Abnodate

    " To clear (tress) from knots. "

  397. Abnodation

    " The act of cutting away the knots of trees. "

  398. Abnormal

    " Not conformed to rule or system; deviating from the type; anomalous; irregular. "

  399. Abnormalities

    " of Abnormality "

  400. Abnormality

    " The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity. "

  401. Abnormality

    " Something abnormal. "

  402. Abnormally

    " In an abnormal manner; irregularly. "

  403. Abnormities

    " of Abnormity "

  404. Abnormity

    " Departure from the ordinary type; irregularity; monstrosity. "

  405. Abnormous

    " Abnormal; irregular. "

  406. Aboard

    " On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car. "

  407. Aboard

    " Alongside; as, close aboard. "

  408. Aboard

    " On board of; as, to go aboard a ship. "

  409. Aboard

    " Across; athwart. "

  410. Abodance

    " An omen; a portending. "

  411. Abode

    " pret. of Abide. "

  412. Abode

    " Act of waiting; delay. "

  413. Abode

    " Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn. "

  414. Abode

    " Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation. "

  415. Abode

    " An omen. "

  416. Abode

    " To bode; to foreshow. "

  417. Abode

    " To be ominous. "

  418. Abodement

    " A foreboding; an omen. "

  419. Aboding

    " A foreboding. "

  420. Abolished

    " of Abolish "

  421. Abolishing

    " of Abolish "

  422. Abolish

    " To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly. "

  423. Abolish

    " To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out. "

  424. Abolishable

    " Capable of being abolished. "

  425. Abolisher

    " One who abolishes. "

  426. Abolishment

    " The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction. "

  427. Abolition

    " The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc. "

  428. Abolitionism

    " The principles or measures of abolitionists. "

  429. Abolitionist

    " A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery. "

  430. Abolitionize

    " To imbue with the principles of abolitionism. "

  431. Aboma

    " A large South American serpent (Boa aboma). "

  432. Abomasum

    " Alt. of Abomasus "

  433. Abomasus

    " The fourth or digestive stomach of a ruminant, which leads from the third stomach omasum. See Ruminantia. "

  434. Abominable

    " Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable. "

  435. Abominable

    " Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive. "

  436. Abominableness

    " The quality or state of being abominable; odiousness. "

  437. Abominably

    " In an abominable manner; very odiously; detestably. "

  438. Abominated

    " of Abominate "

  439. Abominating

    " of Abominate "

  440. Abominate

    " To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe; as, to abominate all impiety. "

  441. Abomination

    " The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination. "

  442. Abomination

    " That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution. "

  443. Abomination

    " A cause of pollution or wickedness. "

  444. Aboon

    " and adv. Above. "

  445. Aboral

    " Situated opposite to, or away from, the mouth. "

  446. Abord

    " Manner of approaching or accosting; address. "

  447. Abord

    " To approach; to accost. "

  448. Aboriginal

    " First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America. "

  449. Aboriginal

    " Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal blood. "

  450. Aboriginal

    " An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines. "

  451. Aboriginal

    " An animal or a plant native to the region. "

  452. Aboriginality

    " The quality of being aboriginal. "

  453. Aboriginally

    " Primarily. "

  454. Aborigines

    " The earliest known inhabitants of a country; native races. "

  455. Aborigines

    " The original fauna and flora of a geographical area "

  456. Aborsement

    " Abortment; abortion. "

  457. Aborsive

    " Abortive. "

  458. Abort

    " To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely. "

  459. Abort

    " To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile. "

  460. Abort

    " An untimely birth. "

  461. Abort

    " An aborted offspring. "

  462. Aborted

    " Brought forth prematurely. "

  463. Aborted

    " Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage; as, spines are aborted branches. "

  464. Aborticide

    " The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide. "

  465. Abortifacient

    " Producing miscarriage. "

  466. Abortifacient

    " A drug or an agent that causes premature delivery. "

  467. Abortion

    " The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage. "

  468. Abortion

    " The immature product of an untimely birth. "

  469. Abortion

    " Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed. "

  470. Abortion

    " Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion. "

  471. Abortional

    " Pertaining to abortion; miscarrying; abortive. "

  472. Abortionist

    " One who procures abortion or miscarriage. "

  473. Abortive

    " Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive child. "

  474. Abortive

    " Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive vellum. "

  475. Abortive

    " Rendering fruitless or ineffectual. "

  476. Abortive

    " Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt. "

  477. Abortive

    " Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc. "

  478. Abortive

    " Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines. "

  479. Abortive

    " Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever. "

  480. Abortive

    " That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion. "

  481. Abortive

    " A fruitless effort or issue. "

  482. Abortive

    " A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion. "

  483. Abortively

    " In an abortive or untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly. "

  484. Abortiveness

    " The quality of being abortive. "

  485. Abortment

    " Abortion. "

  486. Abought

    " imp. & p. p. of Aby. "

  487. Abounded

    " of Abound "

  488. Abounding

    " of Abound "

  489. Abound

    " To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful. "

  490. Abound

    " To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with. "

  491. About

    " Around; all round; on every side of. "

  492. About

    " In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person). "

  493. About

    " Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. "

  494. About

    " Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity. "

  495. About

    " In concern with; engaged in; intent on. "

  496. About

    " On the point or verge of; going; in act of. "

  497. About

    " Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching. "

  498. About

    " On all sides; around. "

  499. About

    " In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. "

  500. About

    " Here and there; around; in one place and another. "

  501. About

    " Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time. "

  502. About

    " To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about. "

  503. About-sledge

    " The largest hammer used by smiths. "

  504. Above

    " In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath. "

  505. Above

    " Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach. "

  506. Above

    " Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.) "

  507. Above

    " In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above. "

  508. Above

    " Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page. "

  509. Above

    " Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above. "

  510. Above

    " More than; as, above five hundred were present. "

  511. Aboveboard

    " Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception. "

  512. Above-cited

    " Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing. "

  513. Abovedeck

    " On deck; and hence, like aboveboard, without artifice. "

  514. Above-mentioned

    " Alt. of Above-named "

  515. Above-named

    " Mentioned or named before; aforesaid. "

  516. Abovesaid

    " Mentioned or recited before. "

  517. Abox

    " Braced aback. "

  518. Abracadabra

    " A mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without meaning; jargon. "

  519. Abradant

    " A material used for grinding, as emery, sand, powdered glass, etc. "

  520. Abraded

    " of Abrade "

  521. Abrading

    " of Abrade "

  522. Abrade

    " To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks. "

  523. Abrade

    " Same as Abraid. "

  524. Abrahamic

    " Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; as, the Abrachamic covenant. "

  525. Abrahamitic

    " Alt. of ical "

  526. ical

    " Relating to the patriarch Abraham. "

  527. Abraham-man

    " Alt. of Abram-man "

  528. Abram-man

    " One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms. "

  529. Abraid

    " To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out. "

  530. Abranchial

    " Abranchiate. "

  531. Abranchiata

    " A group of annelids, so called because the species composing it have no special organs of respiration. "

  532. Abranchiate

    " Without gills. "

  533. Abrase

    " Rubbed smooth. "

  534. Abrasion

    " The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins. "

  535. Abrasion

    " The substance rubbed off. "

  536. Abrasion

    " A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds. "

  537. Abrasive

    " Producing abrasion. "

  538. Abraum

    " Alt. of Abraum salts "

  539. Abraum salts

    " A red ocher used to darken mahogany and for making chloride of potassium. "

  540. Abraxas

    " A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved. "

  541. Abray

    " See Abraid. "

  542. Abreast

    " Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast." "

  543. Abreast

    " Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of. "

  544. Abreast

    " Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science. "

  545. Abreast

    " At the same time; simultaneously. "

  546. Abregge

    " See Abridge. "

  547. Abrenounce

    " To renounce. "

  548. Abrenunciation

    " Absolute renunciation or repudiation. "

  549. Abreption

    " A snatching away. "

  550. Abreuvoir

    " The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar. "

  551. Abricock

    " See Apricot. "

  552. Abridged

    " of Abridge "

  553. Abridging

    " of Abridge "

  554. Abridge

    " To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights. "

  555. Abridge

    " To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary. "

  556. Abridge

    " To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights. "

  557. Abridger

    " One who abridges. "

  558. Abridgment

    " The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; as, an abridgment of pleasures or of expenses. "

  559. Abridgment

    " An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form; an abbreviation. "

  560. Abridgment

    " That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly. "

  561. Abroach

    " To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap. "

  562. Abroach

    " Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped. "

  563. Abroach

    " Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir. "

  564. Abroad

    " At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad. "

  565. Abroad

    " Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad. "

  566. Abroad

    " Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad. "

  567. Abroad

    " Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely. "

  568. Abrogable

    " Capable of being abrogated. "

  569. Abrogate

    " Abrogated; abolished. "

  570. Abrogated

    " of Abrogate "

  571. Abrogating

    " of Abrogate "

  572. Abrogate

    " To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. "

  573. Abrogate

    " To put an end to; to do away with. "

  574. Abrogation

    " The act of abrogating; repeal by authority. "

  575. Abrogative

    " Tending or designed to abrogate; as, an abrogative law. "

  576. Abrogator

    " One who repeals by authority. "

  577. Abrood

    " In the act of brooding. "

  578. Abrook

    " To brook; to endure. "

  579. Abrupt

    " Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. "

  580. Abrupt

    " Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. "

  581. Abrupt

    " Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected. "

  582. Abrupt

    " Suddenly terminating, as if cut off. "

  583. Abrupt

    " An abrupt place. "

  584. Abrupt

    " To tear off or asunder. "

  585. Abruption

    " A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies. "

  586. Abruptly

    " In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly. "

  587. Abruptly

    " Precipitously. "

  588. Abruptness

    " The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. "

  589. Abruptness

    " Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner. "

  590. Abscesses

    " of Abscess "

  591. Abscess

    " A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process. "

  592. Abscession

    " A separating; removal; also, an abscess. "

  593. Abscind

    " To cut off. "

  594. Abscision

    " See Abscission. "

  595. Abscisses

    " of Absciss "

  596. Absciss

    " See Abscissa. "

  597. Abscissas

    " of Abscissa "

  598. Abscissae

    " of Abscissa "

  599. Abscissa

    " One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal coordinate axes. "

  600. Abscission

    " The act or process of cutting off. "

  601. Abscission

    " The state of being cut off. "

  602. Abscission

    " A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more." "

  603. Absconded

    " of Abscond "

  604. Absconding

    " of Abscond "

  605. Abscond

    " To hide, withdraw, or be concealed. "

  606. Abscond

    " To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor. "

  607. Abscond

    " To hide; to conceal. "

  608. Abscondence

    " Fugitive concealment; secret retirement; hiding. "

  609. Absconder

    " One who absconds. "

  610. Absence

    " A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence. "

  611. Absence

    " Want; destitution; withdrawal. "

  612. Absence

    " Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind. "

  613. Absent

    " Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present. "

  614. Absent

    " Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent. "

  615. Absent

    " Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air. "

  616. Absented

    " of Absent "

  617. Absenting

    " of Absent "

  618. Absent

    " To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun. "

  619. Absent

    " To withhold from being present. "

  620. Absentaneous

    " Pertaining to absence. "

  621. Absentation

    " The act of absenting one's self. "

  622. Absentee

    " One who absents himself from his country, office, post, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated; as, an Irish absentee. "

  623. Absenteeism

    " The state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated. "

  624. Absenter

    " One who absents one's self. "

  625. Absently

    " In an absent or abstracted manner. "

  626. Absentment

    " The state of being absent; withdrawal. "

  627. Absent-minded

    " Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied. "

  628. Absentness

    " The quality of being absent-minded. "

  629. Absey-book

    " An A-B-C book; a primer. "

  630. Absinthate

    " A combination of absinthic acid with a base or positive radical. "

  631. Absinth

    " Alt. of Absinthe "

  632. Absinthe

    " The plant absinthium or common wormwood. "

  633. Absinthe

    " A strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol. "

  634. Absinthial

    " Of or pertaining to wormwood; absinthian. "

  635. Absinthian

    " Of the nature of wormwood. "

  636. Absinthiate

    " To impregnate with wormwood. "

  637. Absinthiated

    " Impregnated with wormwood; as, absinthiated wine. "

  638. Absinthic

    " Relating to the common wormwood or to an acid obtained from it. "

  639. Absinthin

    " The bitter principle of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). "

  640. Absinthism

    " The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth. "

  641. Absinthium

    " The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an intensely bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of wormwood. "

  642. Absis

    " See Apsis. "

  643. Absist

    " To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist. "

  644. Absistence

    " A standing aloof. "

  645. Absolute

    " Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch. "

  646. Absolute

    " Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty. "

  647. Absolute

    " Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to relative and comparative; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space. "

  648. Absolute

    " Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing. "

  649. Absolute

    " Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative. "

  650. Absolute

    " Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful. "

  651. Absolute

    " Authoritative; peremptory. "

  652. Absolute

    " Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol. "

  653. Absolute

    " Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative. "

  654. Absolute

    " In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity. "

  655. Absolutely

    " In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively. "

  656. Absoluteness

    " The quality of being absolute; independence of everything extraneous; unlimitedness; absolute power; independent reality; positiveness. "

  657. Absolution

    " An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense. "

  658. Absolution

    " An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent. "

  659. Absolution

    " The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven. "

  660. Absolution

    " An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication. "

  661. Absolution

    " The form of words by which a penitent is absolved. "

  662. Absolution

    " Delivery, in speech. "

  663. Absolutism

    " The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. "

  664. Absolutism

    " Doctrine of absolute decrees. "

  665. Absolutist

    " One who is in favor of an absolute or autocratic government. "

  666. Absolutist

    " One who believes that it is possible to realize a cognition or concept of the absolute. "

  667. Absolutist

    " Of or pertaining to absolutism; arbitrary; despotic; as, absolutist principles. "

  668. Absolutistic

    " Pertaining to absolutism; absolutist. "

  669. Absolutory

    " Serving to absolve; absolving. "

  670. Absolvable

    " That may be absolved. "

  671. Absolvatory

    " Conferring absolution; absolutory. "

  672. Absolved

    " of Absolve "

  673. Absolving

    " of Absolve "

  674. Absolve

    " To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment. "

  675. Absolve

    " To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); -- said of the sin or guilt. "

  676. Absolve

    " To finish; to accomplish. "

  677. Absolve

    " To resolve or explain. "

  678. Absolvent

    " Absolving. "

  679. Absolvent

    " An absolver. "

  680. Absolver

    " One who absolves. "

  681. Absonant

    " Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to consonant. "

  682. Absonous

    " Discordant; inharmonious; incongruous. "

  683. Absorbed

    " of Absorb "

  684. Absorbing

    " of Absorb "

  685. Absorb

    " To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include. "

  686. Absorb

    " To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body. "

  687. Absorb

    " To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth. "

  688. Absorb

    " To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances into which they pass. "

  689. Absorbability

    " The state or quality of being absorbable. "

  690. Absorbable

    " Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up. "

  691. Absorbedly

    " In a manner as if wholly engrossed or engaged. "

  692. Absorbency

    " Absorptiveness. "

  693. Absorbent

    " Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. "

  694. Absorbent

    " Anything which absorbs. "

  695. Absorbent

    " Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts. "

  696. Absorbent

    " The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants. "

  697. Absorber

    " One who, or that which, absorbs. "

  698. Absorbing

    " Swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit. "

  699. Absorbition

    " Absorption. "

  700. Absorpt

    " Absorbed. "

  701. Absorption

    " The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger. "

  702. Absorption

    " An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc. "

  703. Absorption

    " In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs. "

  704. Absorption

    " Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment. "

  705. Absorptive

    " Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe. "

  706. Absorptiveness

    " The quality of being absorptive; absorptive power. "

  707. Absorptivity

    " Absorptiveness. "

  708. Absquatulate

    " To take one's self off; to decamp. "

  709. Absque hoc

    " The technical words of denial used in traversing what has been alleged, and is repeated. "

  710. Abstained

    " of Abstain "

  711. Abstaining

    " of Abstain "

  712. Abstain

    " To hold one's self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from. "

  713. Abstain

    " To hinder; to withhold. "

  714. Abstainer

    " One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors. "

  715. Abstemious

    " Abstaining from wine. "

  716. Abstemious

    " Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions. "

  717. Abstemious

    " Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet. "

  718. Abstemious

    " Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life. "

  719. Abstemious

    " Promotive of abstemiousness. "

  720. Abstemiousness

    " The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than temperance. "

  721. Abstention

    " The act of abstaining; a holding aloof. "

  722. Abstentious

    " Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining. "

  723. Absterge

    " To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; hence, to purge. "

  724. Abstergent

    " Serving to cleanse, detergent. "

  725. Abstergent

    " A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an abstergent. "

  726. Absterse

    " To absterge; to cleanse; to purge away. "

  727. Abstersion

    " Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging. "

  728. Abstersive

    " Cleansing; purging. "

  729. Abstersive

    " Something cleansing. "

  730. Abstersiveness

    " The quality of being abstersive. "

  731. Abstinence

    " The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, -- called also total abstinence. "

  732. Abstinence

    " The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat. "

  733. Abstinency

    " Abstinence. "

  734. Abstinent

    " Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. "

  735. Abstinent

    " One who abstains. "

  736. Abstinent

    " One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century. "

  737. Abstinently

    " With abstinence. "

  738. Abstorted

    " Wrested away. "

  739. Abstract

    " Withdraw; separate. "

  740. Abstract

    " Considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; as, abstract truth, abstract numbers. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult. "

  741. Abstract

    " Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; -- opposed to concrete; as, honesty is an abstract word. "

  742. Abstract

    " Resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; as, "reptile" is an abstract or general name. "

  743. Abstract

    " Abstracted; absent in mind. "

  744. Abstracted

    " of Abstract "

  745. Abstracting

    " of Abstract "

  746. Abstract

    " To withdraw; to separate; to take away. "

  747. Abstract

    " To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects. "

  748. Abstract

    " To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute. "

  749. Abstract

    " To epitomize; to abridge. "

  750. Abstract

    " To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till. "

  751. Abstract

    " To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used. "

  752. Abstract

    " To perform the process of abstraction. "

  753. Abstract

    " That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief. "

  754. Abstract

    " A state of separation from other things; as, to consider a subject in the abstract, or apart from other associated things. "

  755. Abstract

    " An abstract term. "

  756. Abstract

    " A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance. "

  757. Abstracted

    " Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart. "

  758. Abstracted

    " Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. "

  759. Abstracted

    " Abstract; abstruse; difficult. "

  760. Abstracted

    " Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. "

  761. Abstractedly

    " In an abstracted manner; separately; with absence of mind. "

  762. Abstractedness

    " The state of being abstracted; abstract character. "

  763. Abstracter

    " One who abstracts, or makes an abstract. "

  764. Abstraction

    " The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal. "

  765. Abstraction

    " The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects. "

  766. Abstraction

    " An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions. "

  767. Abstraction

    " A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction. "

  768. Abstraction

    " Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects. "

  769. Abstraction

    " The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining. "

  770. Abstraction

    " A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation. "

  771. Abstractional

    " Pertaining to abstraction. "

  772. Abstractionist

    " An idealist. "

  773. Abstractitious

    " Obtained from plants by distillation. "

  774. Abstractive

    " Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature. "

  775. Abstractively

    " In a abstract manner; separately; in or by itself. "

  776. Abstractiveness

    " The quality of being abstractive; abstractive property. "

  777. Abstractly

    " In an abstract state or manner; separately; absolutely; by itself; as, matter abstractly considered. "

  778. Abstractness

    " The quality of being abstract. "

  779. Abstringe

    " To unbind. "

  780. Abstrude

    " To thrust away. "

  781. Abstruse

    " Concealed or hidden out of the way. "

  782. Abstruse

    " Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; recondite; as, abstruse learning. "

  783. Abstrusely

    " In an abstruse manner. "

  784. Abstruseness

    " The quality of being abstruse; difficulty of apprehension. "

  785. Abstrusion

    " The act of thrusting away. "

  786. Abstrusity

    " Abstruseness; that which is abstruse. "

  787. Absume

    " To consume gradually; to waste away. "

  788. Absumption

    " Act of wasting away; a consuming; extinction. "

  789. Absurd

    " Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and fiatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; as, an absurd person, an absurd opinion; an absurd dream. "

  790. Absurd

    " An absurdity. "

  791. Absurdities

    " of Absurdity "

  792. Absurdity

    " The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment. "

  793. Absurdity

    " That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction. "

  794. Absurdly

    " In an absurd manner. "

  795. Absurdness

    " Absurdity. "

  796. Abuna

    " The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church. "

  797. Abundance

    " An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number. "

  798. Abundant

    " Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed by in, rarely by with. "

  799. Abundantly

    " In a sufficient degree; fully; amply; plentifully; in large measure. "

  800. Aburst

    " In a bursting condition. "

  801. Abusable

    " That may be abused. "

  802. Abusage

    " Abuse. "

  803. Abused

    " of Abuse "

  804. Abusing

    " of Abuse "

  805. Abuse

    " To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority. "

  806. Abuse

    " To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience. "

  807. Abuse

    " To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage. "

  808. Abuse

    " To dishonor. "

  809. Abuse

    " To violate; to ravish. "

  810. Abuse

    " To deceive; to impose on. "

  811. Abuse

    " Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language. "

  812. Abuse

    " Physical ill treatment; injury. "

  813. Abuse

    " A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service. "

  814. Abuse

    " Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling. "

  815. Abuse

    " Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child. "

  816. Abuseful

    " Full of abuse; abusive. "

  817. Abuser

    " One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb]. "

  818. Abusion

    " Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat. "

  819. Abusive

    " Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied. "

  820. Abusive

    " Given to misusing; also, full of abuses. "

  821. Abusive

    " Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow. "

  822. Abusive

    " Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous. "

  823. Abusive

    " Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating. "

  824. Abusively

    " In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language. "

  825. Abusiveness

    " The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person. "

  826. Abutted

    " of Abut "

  827. Abutting

    " of Abut "

  828. Abut

    " To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to meet; -- with on, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the road. "

  829. Abutilon

    " A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; -- called also Indian mallow. "

  830. Abutment

    " State of abutting. "

  831. Abutment

    " That on or against which a body abuts or presses "

  832. Abutment

    " The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. "

  833. Abutment

    " A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc. "

  834. Abutment

    " In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil. "

  835. Abuttal

    " The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; a headland. "

  836. Abutter

    " One who, or that which, abuts. Specifically, the owner of a contiguous estate; as, the abutters on a street or a river. "

  837. Abuzz

    " In a buzz; buzzing. "

  838. Abought

    " of Abye "

  839. Aby

    " Alt. of Abye "

  840. Abye

    " To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. "

  841. Abye

    " To endure; to abide. "

  842. Abysm

    " An abyss; a gulf. "

  843. Abysmal

    " Pertaining to, or resembling, an abyss; bottomless; unending; profound. "

  844. Abysmally

    " To a fathomless depth; profoundly. "

  845. Abyss

    " A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit. "

  846. Abyss

    " Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth. "

  847. Abyss

    " The center of an escutcheon. "

  848. Abyssal

    " Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable. "

  849. Abyssinian

    " Of or pertaining to Abyssinia. "

  850. Abyssinian

    " A native of Abyssinia. "

  851. Abyssinian

    " A member of the Abyssinian Church. "

  852. Acacia

    " A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals. "

  853. Acacias

    " of Acacia "

  854. Acaciae

    " of Acacia "

  855. Acacia

    " A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates. "

  856. Acacia

    " The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic. "

  857. Acacin

    " Alt. of Acacine "

  858. Acacine

    " Gum arabic. "

  859. Academe

    " An academy. "

  860. Academial

    " Academic. "

  861. Academian

    " A member of an academy, university, or college. "

  862. Academic

    " Alt. of Academical "

  863. Academical

    " Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; as, the Academic sect or philosophy. "

  864. Academical

    " Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific. "

  865. Academic

    " One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist. "

  866. Academic

    " A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician. "

  867. Academically

    " In an academical manner. "

  868. Academicals

    " The articles of dress prescribed and worn at some colleges and universities. "

  869. Academician

    " A member of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, as of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of arts. "

  870. Academician

    " A collegian. "

  871. Academicism

    " A tenet of the Academic philosophy. "

  872. Academicism

    " A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy. "

  873. Academism

    " The doctrines of the Academic philosophy. "

  874. Academist

    " An Academic philosopher. "

  875. Academist

    " An academician. "

  876. Academies

    " of Academy "

  877. Academy

    " A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head. "

  878. Academy

    " An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school. "

  879. Academy

    " A place of training; a school. "

  880. Academy

    " A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology. "

  881. Academy

    " A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music. "

  882. Acadian

    " Of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia. "

  883. Acadian

    " A native of Acadie. "

  884. Acajou

    " The cashew tree; also, its fruit. See Cashew. "

  885. Acajou

    " The mahogany tree; also, its timber. "

  886. Acalephs

    " of Acalephan "

  887. Acalephans

    " of Acalephan "

  888. Acaleph

    " Alt. of Acalephan "

  889. Acalephan

    " One of the Acalephae. "

  890. Acalephae

    " A group of Coelenterata, including the Medusae or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so called from the stinging power they possess. Sometimes called sea nettles. "

  891. Acalephoid

    " Belonging to or resembling the Acalephae or jellyfishes. "

  892. Acalycine

    " Alt. of Acalysinous "

  893. Acalysinous

    " Without a calyx, or outer floral envelope. "

  894. Acanth

    " Same as Acanthus. "

  895. Acantha

    " A prickle. "

  896. Acantha

    " A spine or prickly fin. "

  897. Acantha

    " The vertebral column; the spinous process of a vertebra. "

  898. Acanthaceous

    " Armed with prickles, as a plant. "

  899. Acanthaceous

    " Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the acanthus is the type. "

  900. Acanthine

    " Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus. "

  901. Acanthocarpous

    " Having the fruit covered with spines. "

  902. Acanthocephala

    " A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines. "

  903. Acanthocephalous

    " Having a spiny head, as one of the Acanthocephala. "

  904. Acanthophorous

    " Spine-bearing. "

  905. Acanthopodious

    " Having spinous petioles. "

  906. Acanthopteri

    " A group of teleostean fishes having spiny fins. See Acanthopterygii. "

  907. Acanthopterous

    " Spiny-winged. "

  908. Acanthopterous

    " Acanthopterygious. "

  909. Acanthopterygian

    " Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch. "

  910. Acanthopterygian

    " A spiny-finned fish. "

  911. Acanthopterygii

    " An order of fishes having some of the rays of the dorsal, ventral, and anal fins unarticulated and spinelike, as the perch. "

  912. Acanthopterygious

    " Having fins in which the rays are hard and spinelike; spiny-finned. "

  913. Acanthuses

    " of Acanthus "

  914. Acanthi

    " of Acanthus "

  915. Acanthus

    " A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear's-breech. "

  916. Acanthus

    " An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus (Acanthus spinosus); -- used in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders. "

  917. A cappella

    " In church or chapel style; -- said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; as, a mass a capella, i. e., a mass purely vocal. "

  918. A cappella

    " A time indication, equivalent to alla breve. "

  919. Acapsular

    " Having no capsule. "

  920. Acardiac

    " Without a heart; as, an acardiac fetus. "

  921. Acaridan

    " One of a group of arachnids, including the mites and ticks. "

  922. Acarina

    " The group of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange. "

  923. Acarine

    " Of or caused by acari or mites; as, acarine diseases. "

  924. Acaroid

    " Shaped like or resembling a mite. "

  925. Acarpellous

    " Having no carpels. "

  926. Acarpous

    " Not producing fruit; unfruitful. "

  927. Acari

    " of Acarus "

  928. Acarus

    " A genus including many species of small mites. "

  929. Acatalectic

    " Not defective; complete; as, an acatalectic verse. "

  930. Acatalectic

    " A verse which has the complete number of feet and syllables. "

  931. Acatalepsy

    " Incomprehensibility of things; the doctrine held by the ancient Skeptic philosophers, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability. "

  932. Acataleptic

    " Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible. "

  933. Acater

    " See Caterer. "

  934. Acates

    " See Cates. "

  935. Acaudate

    " Tailless. "

  936. Acaulescent

    " Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground. "

  937. Acauline

    " Same as Acaulescent. "

  938. Acaulose

    " Alt. of Acaulous "

  939. Acaulous

    " Same as Acaulescent. "

  940. Accadian

    " Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest. "

  941. Acceded

    " of Accede "

  942. Acceding

    " of Accede "

  943. Accede

    " To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to recede. "

  944. Accede

    " To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain. "

  945. Accede

    " To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; as, he acceded to my request. "

  946. Accedence

    " The act of acceding. "

  947. Acceder

    " One who accedes. "

  948. Accelerando

    " Gradually accelerating the movement. "

  949. Accelerated

    " of Accelerate "

  950. Accelerating

    " of Accelerate "

  951. Accelerate

    " To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard. "

  952. Accelerate

    " To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc. "

  953. Accelerate

    " To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure. "

  954. Acceleration

    " The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; -- opposed to retardation. "

  955. Accelerative

    " Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening. "

  956. Accelerator

    " One who, or that which, accelerates. Also as an adj.; as, accelerator nerves. "

  957. Acceleratory

    " Accelerative. "

  958. Accelerograph

    " An apparatus for studying the combustion of powder in guns, etc. "

  959. Accelerometer

    " An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder. "

  960. Accend

    " To set on fire; to kindle. "

  961. Accendibility

    " Capacity of being kindled, or of becoming inflamed; inflammability. "

  962. Accendible

    " Capable of being inflamed or kindled; combustible; inflammable. "

  963. Accension

    " The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition. "

  964. Accensor

    " One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers. "

  965. Accent

    " A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others. "

  966. Accent

    " A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents. "

  967. Accent

    " Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent. "

  968. Accent

    " A word; a significant tone "

  969. Accent

    " expressions in general; speech. "

  970. Accent

    " Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse. "

  971. Accent

    " A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure. "

  972. Accent

    " A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure. "

  973. Accent

    " The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period. "

  974. Accent

    " The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage. "

  975. Accent

    " A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''. "

  976. Accent

    " A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; as, 12'27'', i. e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds. "

  977. Accent

    " A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6' 10'' is six feet ten inches. "

  978. Accented

    " of Accent "

  979. Accenting

    " of Accent "

  980. Accent

    " To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent. "

  981. Accent

    " To mark emphatically; to emphasize. "

  982. Accentless

    " Without accent. "

  983. Accentor

    " One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. "

  984. Accentor

    " A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes. "

  985. Accentuable

    " Capable of being accented. "

  986. Accentual

    " Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent. "

  987. Accentuality

    " The quality of being accentual. "

  988. Accentually

    " In an accentual manner; in accordance with accent. "

  989. Accentuated

    " of Accentuate "

  990. Accentuating

    " of Accentuate "

  991. Accentuate

    " To pronounce with an accent or with accents. "

  992. Accentuate

    " To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize. "

  993. Accentuate

    " To mark with the written accent. "

  994. Accentuation

    " Act of accentuating; applications of accent. "

  995. Accentuation

    " pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy. "

  996. Accepted

    " of Accept "

  997. Accepting

    " of Accept "

  998. Accept

    " To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of. "

  999. Accept

    " To receive with favor; to approve. "

  1000. Accept

    " To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse. "

  1001. Accept

    " To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted? "

  1002. Accept

    " To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange. "

  1003. Accept

    " In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.] "

  1004. Accept

    " Accepted. "

  1005. Acceptability

    " The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness. "

  1006. Acceptable

    " Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us. "

  1007. Acceptableness

    " The quality of being acceptable, or suitable to be favorably received; acceptability. "

  1008. Acceptably

    " In an acceptable manner; in a manner to please or give satisfaction. "

  1009. Acceptance

    " The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. "

  1010. Acceptance

    " State of being accepted; acceptableness. "

  1011. Acceptance

    " An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance. "

  1012. Acceptance

    " The bill itself when accepted. "

  1013. Acceptance

    " An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner. "

  1014. Acceptance

    " An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law. "

  1015. Acceptance

    " Meaning; acceptation. "

  1016. Acceptancy

    " Acceptance. "

  1017. Acceptant

    " Accepting; receiving. "

  1018. Acceptant

    " An accepter. "

  1019. Acceptation

    " Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable. "

  1020. Acceptation

    " The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation. "

  1021. Acceptedly

    " In a accepted manner; admittedly. "

  1022. Accepter

    " A person who accepts; a taker. "

  1023. Accepter

    " A respecter; a viewer with partiality. "

  1024. Accepter

    " An acceptor. "

  1025. Acceptilation

    " Gratuitous discharge; a release from debt or obligation without payment; free remission. "

  1026. Acception

    " Acceptation; the received meaning. "

  1027. Acceptive

    " Fit for acceptance. "

  1028. Acceptive

    " Ready to accept. "

  1029. Acceptor

    " One who accepts "

  1030. Acceptor

    " one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted. "

  1031. Access

    " A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; as, to gain access to a prince. "

  1032. Access

    " The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; as, the access is by a neck of land. "

  1033. Access

    " Admission to sexual intercourse. "

  1034. Access

    " Increase by something added; addition; as, an access of territory. [In this sense accession is more generally used.] "

  1035. Access

    " An onset, attack, or fit of disease. "

  1036. Access

    " A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; as, an access of fury. "

  1037. Accessarily

    " In the manner of an accessary. "

  1038. Accessariness

    " The state of being accessary. "

  1039. Accessary

    " Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See Accessory. "

  1040. Accessaries

    " of Accessary "

  1041. Accessary

    " One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense. "

  1042. Accessibility

    " The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility. "

  1043. Accessible

    " Easy of access or approach; approachable; as, an accessible town or mountain, an accessible person. "

  1044. Accessible

    " Open to the influence of; -- with to. "

  1045. Accessible

    " Obtainable; to be got at. "

  1046. Accessibly

    " In an accessible manner. "

  1047. Accession

    " A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy. "

  1048. Accession

    " Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory. "

  1049. Accession

    " A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf. "

  1050. Accession

    " The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers. "

  1051. Accession

    " The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty. "

  1052. Accession

    " The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm. "

  1053. Accessional

    " Pertaining to accession; additional. "

  1054. Accessive

    " Additional. "

  1055. Accessorial

    " Of or pertaining to an accessory; as, accessorial agency, accessorial guilt. "

  1056. Accessorily

    " In the manner of an accessory; auxiliary. "

  1057. Accessoriness

    " The state of being accessory, or connected subordinately. "

  1058. Accessory

    " Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; as, he was accessory to the riot; accessory sounds in music. "

  1059. Accessories

    " of Accessory "

  1060. Accessory

    " That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate. "

  1061. Accessory

    " Same as Accessary, n. "

  1062. Accessory

    " Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts. "

  1063. Acciaccatura

    " A short grace note, one semitone below the note to which it is prefixed; -- used especially in organ music. Now used as equivalent to the short appoggiatura. "

  1064. Accidence

    " The accidents, of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar. "

  1065. Accidence

    " The rudiments of any subject. "

  1066. Accident

    " Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident. "

  1067. Accident

    " A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case. "

  1068. Accident

    " A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms. "

  1069. Accident

    " A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute. "

  1070. Accident

    " A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness. "

  1071. Accident

    " Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident. "

  1072. Accident

    " Unusual appearance or effect. "

  1073. Accidental

    " Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit. "

  1074. Accidental

    " Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play. "

  1075. Accidental

    " A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally. "

  1076. Accidental

    " Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow. "

  1077. Accidental

    " A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note. "

  1078. Accidentalism

    " Accidental character or effect. "

  1079. Accidentality

    " The quality of being accidental; accidentalness. "

  1080. Accidentally

    " In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially. "

  1081. Accidentalness

    " The quality of being accidental; casualness. "

  1082. Accidie

    " Sloth; torpor. "

  1083. Accipenser

    " See Acipenser. "

  1084. Accipient

    " A receiver. "

  1085. Accipiters

    " of Accipiter "

  1086. Accipitres

    " of Accipiter "

  1087. Accipiter

    " A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. "

  1088. Accipiter

    " A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. "

  1089. Accipitral

    " Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike. "

  1090. Accipitres

    " The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls. "

  1091. Accipitrine

    " Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike. "

  1092. Accismus

    " Affected refusal; coyness. "

  1093. Accite

    " To cite; to summon. "

  1094. Acclaim

    " To applaud. "

  1095. Acclaim

    " To declare by acclamations. "

  1096. Acclaim

    " To shout; as, to acclaim my joy. "

  1097. Acclaim

    " To shout applause. "

  1098. Acclaim

    " Acclamation. "

  1099. Acclaimer

    " One who acclaims. "

  1100. Acclamation

    " A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause. "

  1101. Acclamation

    " A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy. "

  1102. Acclamatory

    " Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation. "

  1103. Acclimatable

    " Capable of being acclimated. "

  1104. Acclimatation

    " Acclimatization. "

  1105. Acclimated

    " of Acclimate "

  1106. Acclimating

    " of Acclimate "

  1107. Acclimate

    " To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize. "

  1108. Acclimatement

    " Acclimation. "

  1109. Acclimation

    " The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization. "

  1110. Acclimatizable

    " Capable of being acclimatized. "

  1111. Acclimatization

    " The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured. "

  1112. Acclimatized

    " of Acclimatize "

  1113. Acclimatizing

    " of Acclimatize "

  1114. Acclimatize

    " To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants. "

  1115. Acclimature

    " The act of acclimating, or the state of being acclimated. "

  1116. Acclive

    " Acclivous. "

  1117. Acclivitous

    " Acclivous. "

  1118. Acclivities

    " of Acclivity "

  1119. Acclivity

    " A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent. "

  1120. Acclivous

    " Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to declivous. "

  1121. Accloy

    " To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See Cloy. "

  1122. Accoast

    " To lie or sail along the coast or side of; to accost. "

  1123. Accoil

    " To gather together; to collect. "

  1124. Accoil

    " To coil together. "

  1125. Accolade

    " A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting am embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword. "

  1126. Accolade

    " A brace used to join two or more staves. "

  1127. Accombination

    " A combining together. "

  1128. Accommodable

    " That may be accommodated, fitted, or made to agree. "

  1129. Accommodableness

    " The quality or condition of being accommodable. "

  1130. Accommodated

    " of Accommodate "

  1131. Accommodating

    " of Accommodate "

  1132. Accommodate

    " To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances. "

  1133. Accommodate

    " To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc. "

  1134. Accommodate

    " To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings. "

  1135. Accommodate

    " To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events. "

  1136. Accommodate

    " To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. "

  1137. Accommodate

    " Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. "

  1138. Accommodately

    " Suitably; fitly. "

  1139. Accommodateness

    " Fitness. "

  1140. Accommodating

    " Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement. "

  1141. Accommodation

    " The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. "

  1142. Accommodation

    " Willingness to accommodate; obligingness. "

  1143. Accommodation

    " Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. "

  1144. Accommodation

    " An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. "

  1145. Accommodation

    " The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended. "

  1146. Accommodation

    " A loan of money. "

  1147. Accommodation

    " An accommodation bill or note. "

  1148. Accommodator

    " He who, or that which, accommodates. "

  1149. Accompanable

    " Sociable. "

  1150. Accompanier

    " He who, or that which, accompanies. "

  1151. Accompaniment

    " That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry. "

  1152. Accompaniment

    " A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass. "

  1153. Accompanist

    " The performer in music who takes the accompanying part. "

  1154. Accompanied

    " of Accompany "

  1155. Accompanying

    " of Accompany "

  1156. Accompany

    " To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow. "

  1157. Accompany

    " To cohabit with. "

  1158. Accompany

    " To associate in a company; to keep company. "

  1159. Accompany

    " To cohabit (with). "

  1160. Accompany

    " To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition. "

  1161. Accompletive

    " Tending to accomplish. "

  1162. Accomplice

    " A cooperator. "

  1163. Accomplice

    " An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory. "

  1164. Accompliceship

    " The state of being an accomplice. "

  1165. Accomplicity

    " The act or state of being an accomplice. "

  1166. Accomplished

    " of Accomplish "

  1167. Accomplishing

    " of Accomplish "

  1168. Accomplish

    " To complete, as time or distance. "

  1169. Accomplish

    " To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise. "

  1170. Accomplish

    " To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish. "

  1171. Accomplish

    " To gain; to obtain. "

  1172. Accomplishable

    " Capable of being accomplished; practicable. "

  1173. Accomplished

    " Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact. "

  1174. Accomplished

    " Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; -- commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain. "

  1175. Accomplisher

    " One who accomplishes. "

  1176. Accomplishment

    " The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc. "

  1177. Accomplishment

    " That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. "

  1178. Accompt

    " See Account. "

  1179. Accomptable

    " See Accountable. "

  1180. Accomptant

    " See Accountant. "

  1181. Accord

    " Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent. "

  1182. Accord

    " Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones. "

  1183. Accord

    " Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting. "

  1184. Accord

    " Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord. "

  1185. Accord

    " An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit. "

  1186. Accorded

    " of Accord "

  1187. According

    " of Accord "

  1188. Accord

    " To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to. "

  1189. Accord

    " To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies. "

  1190. Accord

    " To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. "

  1191. Accord

    " To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks. "

  1192. Accord

    " To agree in pitch and tone. "

  1193. Accordable

    " Agreeing. "

  1194. Accordable

    " Reconcilable; in accordance. "

  1195. Accordance

    " Agreement; harmony; conformity. "

  1196. Accordancy

    " Accordance. "

  1197. Accordant

    " Agreeing; consonant; harmonious; corresponding; conformable; -- followed by with or to. "

  1198. Accordantly

    " In accordance or agreement; agreeably; conformably; -- followed by with or to. "

  1199. Accorder

    " One who accords, assents, or concedes. "

  1200. According

    " Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. "

  1201. According

    " Accordingly; correspondingly. "

  1202. Accordingly

    " Agreeably; correspondingly; suitably; in a manner conformable. "

  1203. Accordingly

    " In natural sequence; consequently; so. "

  1204. Accordion

    " A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds. "

  1205. Accordionist

    " A player on the accordion. "

  1206. Accordment

    " Agreement; reconcilement. "

  1207. Accorporate

    " To unite; to attach; to incorporate. "

  1208. Accosted

    " of Accost "

  1209. Accosting

    " of Accost "

  1210. Accost

    " To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. "

  1211. Accost

    " To approach; to make up to. "

  1212. Accost

    " To speak to first; to address; to greet. "

  1213. Accost

    " To adjoin; to lie alongside. "

  1214. Accost

    " Address; greeting. "

  1215. Accostable

    " Approachable; affable. "

  1216. Accosted

    " Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side. "

  1217. Accouchement

    " Delivery in childbed "

  1218. Accoucheur

    " A man who assists women in childbirth; a man midwife; an obstetrician. "

  1219. Accoucheuse

    " A midwife. "

  1220. Account

    " A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. "

  1221. Account

    " A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank. "

  1222. Account

    " A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts. "

  1223. Account

    " A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. "

  1224. Account

    " A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon. "

  1225. Account

    " An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. "

  1226. Account

    " Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. "

  1227. Accounted

    " of Account "

  1228. Accounting

    " of Account "

  1229. Account

    " To reckon; to compute; to count. "

  1230. Account

    " To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to. "

  1231. Account

    " To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem. "

  1232. Account

    " To recount; to relate. "

  1233. Account

    " To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received. "

  1234. Account

    " To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities. "

  1235. Account

    " To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty. "

  1236. Accountability

    " The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness. "

  1237. Accountable

    " Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct. "

  1238. Accountable

    " Capable of being accounted for; explicable. "

  1239. Accountable ness

    " The quality or state of being accountable; accountability. "

  1240. Accountably

    " In an accountable manner. "

  1241. Accountancy

    " The art or employment of an accountant. "

  1242. Accountant

    " One who renders account; one accountable. "

  1243. Accountant

    " A reckoner. "

  1244. Accountant

    " One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts. "

  1245. Accountant

    " Accountable. "

  1246. Accountantship

    " The office or employment of an accountant. "

  1247. Account book

    " A book in which accounts are kept. "

  1248. Accouple

    " To join; to couple. "

  1249. Accouplement

    " The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union. "

  1250. Accouplement

    " That which couples, as a tie or brace. "

  1251. Accourage

    " To encourage. "

  1252. Accourt

    " To treat courteously; to court. "

  1253. Accoutered

    " of Accoutre "

  1254. Accoutred

    " of Accoutre "

  1255. Accoutering

    " of Accoutre "

  1256. Accoutring

    " of Accoutre "

  1257. Accouter

    " Alt. of Accoutre "

  1258. Accoutre

    " To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array. "

  1259. Accouterments

    " Alt. of Accoutrements "

  1260. Accoutrements

    " Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and equipments worn by soldiers. "

  1261. Accoy

    " To render quiet; to soothe. "

  1262. Accoy

    " To subdue; to tame; to daunt. "

  1263. Accredited

    " of Accredit "

  1264. Accrediting

    " of Accredit "

  1265. Accredit

    " To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction. "

  1266. Accredit

    " To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate. "

  1267. Accredit

    " To believe; to credit; to put trust in. "

  1268. Accredit

    " To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one. "

  1269. Accreditation

    " The act of accrediting; as, letters of accreditation. "

  1270. Accrementitial

    " Pertaining to accremention. "

  1271. Accrementition

    " The process of generation by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respect like the individual from which it proceeds. "

  1272. Accresce

    " To accrue. "

  1273. Accresce

    " To increase; to grow. "

  1274. Accrescence

    " Continuous growth; an accretion. "

  1275. Accrescent

    " Growing; increasing. "

  1276. Accrescent

    " Growing larger after flowering. "

  1277. Accrete

    " To grow together. "

  1278. Accrete

    " To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with to. "

  1279. Accrete

    " To make adhere; to add. "

  1280. Accrete

    " Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter. "

  1281. Accrete

    " Grown together. "

  1282. Accretion

    " The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth. "

  1283. Accretion

    " The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth. "

  1284. Accretion

    " Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass. "

  1285. Accretion

    " A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes. "

  1286. Accretion

    " The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark. "

  1287. Accretion

    " Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share. "

  1288. Accretive

    " Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth. "

  1289. Accriminate

    " To accuse of a crime. "

  1290. Accroach

    " To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook. "

  1291. Accroach

    " To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives. "

  1292. Accroachment

    " An encroachment; usurpation. "

  1293. Accrual

    " Accrument. "

  1294. Accrued

    " of Accrue "

  1295. Accruing

    " of Accrue "

  1296. Accrue

    " To increase; to augment. "

  1297. Accrue

    " To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent. "

  1298. Accrue

    " Something that accrues; advantage accruing. "

  1299. Accruer

    " The act of accruing; accretion; as, title by accruer. "

  1300. Accrument

    " The process of accruing, or that which has accrued; increase. "

  1301. Accubation

    " The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals. "

  1302. Accumb

    " To recline, as at table. "

  1303. Accumbency

    " The state of being accumbent or reclining. "

  1304. Accumbent

    " Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals. "

  1305. Accumbent

    " Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf. "

  1306. Accumbent

    " One who reclines at table. "

  1307. Accumber

    " To encumber. "

  1308. Accumulated

    " of Accumulate "

  1309. Accumulating

    " of Accumulate "

  1310. Accumulate

    " To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money. "

  1311. Accumulate

    " To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly. "

  1312. Accumulate

    " Collected; accumulated. "

  1313. Accumulation

    " The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors. "

  1314. Accumulation

    " The concurrence of several titles to the same proof. "

  1315. Accumulative

    " Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional. "

  1316. Accumulator

    " One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses. "

  1317. Accumulator

    " An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the energy of electrical charges, etc. "

  1318. Accumulator

    " A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging. "

  1319. Accuracy

    " The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy. "

  1320. Accurate

    " In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc. "

  1321. Accurate

    " Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. "

  1322. Accurately

    " In an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect. "

  1323. Accurateness

    " The state or quality of being accurate; accuracy; exactness; nicety; precision. "

  1324. Accurse

    " To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize. "

  1325. Accursed

    " Alt. of Accurst "

  1326. Accurst

    " Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; hence, bad enough to be under the curse; execrable; detestable; exceedingly hateful; -- as, an accursed deed. "

  1327. Accusable

    " Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with of. "

  1328. Accusal

    " Accusation. "

  1329. Accusant

    " An accuser. "

  1330. Accusation

    " The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense. "

  1331. Accusation

    " That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge. "

  1332. Accusatival

    " Pertaining to the accusative case. "

  1333. Accusative

    " Producing accusations; accusatory. "

  1334. Accusative

    " Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English. "

  1335. Accusative

    " The accusative case. "

  1336. Accusatively

    " In an accusative manner. "

  1337. Accusatively

    " In relation to the accusative case in grammar. "

  1338. Accusatorial

    " Accusatory. "

  1339. Accusatorially

    " By way accusation. "

  1340. Accusatory

    " Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel. "

  1341. Accuse

    " Accusation. "

  1342. Accused

    " of Accuse "

  1343. Accusing

    " of Accuse "

  1344. Accuse

    " To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense "

  1345. Accuse

    " to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor. "

  1346. Accuse

    " To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure. "

  1347. Accuse

    " To betray; to show. [L.] "

  1348. Accused

    " Charged with offense; as, an accused person. "

  1349. Accusement

    " Accusation. "

  1350. Accuser

    " One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault. "

  1351. Accusingly

    " In an accusing manner. "

  1352. Accustomed

    " of Accustom "

  1353. Accustoming

    " of Accustom "

  1354. Accustom

    " To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to. "

  1355. Accustom

    " To be wont. "

  1356. Accustom

    " To cohabit. "

  1357. Accustom

    " Custom. "

  1358. Accustomable

    " Habitual; customary; wonted. "

  1359. Accustomably

    " According to custom; ordinarily; customarily. "

  1360. Accustomance

    " Custom; habitual use. "

  1361. Accustomarily

    " Customarily. "

  1362. Accustomary

    " Usual; customary. "

  1363. Accustomed

    " Familiar through use; usual; customary. "

  1364. Accustomed

    " Frequented by customers. "

  1365. Accustomedness

    " Habituation. "

  1366. Aces

    " of Ace "

  1367. Ace

    " A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds. "

  1368. Ace

    " Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot. "

  1369. Aceldama

    " The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his Master, and therefore called the field of blood. Fig.: A field of bloodshed. "

  1370. Acentric

    " Not centered; without a center. "

  1371. Acephal

    " One of the Acephala. "

  1372. Acephala

    " That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca. "

  1373. Acephalan

    " Same as Acephal. "

  1374. Acephalan

    " Belonging to the Acephala. "

  1375. Acephali

    " A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads. "

  1376. Acephali

    " A Christian sect without a leader. "

  1377. Acephali

    " Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control. "

  1378. Acephali

    " A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I. "

  1379. Acephalist

    " One who acknowledges no head or superior. "

  1380. Acephalocyst

    " A larval entozoon in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; -- so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin. "

  1381. Acephalocystic

    " Pertaining to, or resembling, the acephalocysts. "

  1382. Acephalous

    " Headless. "

  1383. Acephalous

    " Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks. "

  1384. Acephalous

    " Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries. "

  1385. Acephalous

    " Without a leader or chief. "

  1386. Acephalous

    " Wanting the beginning. "

  1387. Acephalous

    " Deficient and the beginning, as a line of poetry. "

  1388. Acerate

    " A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base. "

  1389. Acerate

    " Acerose; needle-shaped. "

  1390. Acerb

    " Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh. "

  1391. Acerbate

    " To sour; to imbitter; to irritate. "

  1392. Acerbic

    " Sour or severe. "

  1393. Acerbitude

    " Sourness and harshness. "

  1394. Acerbity

    " Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit. "

  1395. Acerbity

    " Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain. "

  1396. Aceric

    " Pertaining to, or obtained from, the maple; as, aceric acid. "

  1397. Acerose

    " Having the nature of chaff; chaffy. "

  1398. Acerose

    " Needle-shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine. "

  1399. Acerous

    " Same as Acerose. "

  1400. Acerous

    " Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks. "

  1401. Acerous

    " Without antennae, as some insects. "

  1402. Acerval

    " Pertaining to a heap. "

  1403. Acervate

    " To heap up. "

  1404. Acervate

    " Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters. "

  1405. Acervation

    " A heaping up; accumulation. "

  1406. Acervative

    " Heaped up; tending to heap up. "

  1407. Acervose

    " Full of heaps. "

  1408. Acervuline

    " Resembling little heaps. "

  1409. Acescence

    " Alt. of Acescency "

  1410. Acescency

    " The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness. "

  1411. Acescent

    " Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour. "

  1412. Acescent

    " A substance liable to become sour. "

  1413. Acetable

    " An acetabulum; or about one eighth of a pint. "

  1414. Acetabular

    " Cup-shaped; saucer-shaped; acetabuliform. "

  1415. Acetabulifera

    " The division of Cephalopoda in which the arms are furnished with cup-shaped suckers, as the cuttlefishes, squids, and octopus; the Dibranchiata. See Cephalopoda. "

  1416. Acetabuliferous

    " Furnished with fleshy cups for adhering to bodies, as cuttlefish, etc. "

  1417. Acetabuliform

    " Shaped like a shallow cup; saucer-shaped; as, an acetabuliform calyx. "

  1418. Acetabulum

    " A vinegar cup; socket of the hip bone; a measure of about one eighth of a pint, etc. "

  1419. Acetabulum

    " The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone. "

  1420. Acetabulum

    " The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body. "

  1421. Acetabulum

    " A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals. "

  1422. Acetabulum

    " The large posterior sucker of the leeches. "

  1423. Acetabulum

    " One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals. "

  1424. Acetal

    " A limpid, colorless, inflammable liquid from the slow oxidation of alcohol under the influence of platinum black. "

  1425. Acetaldehyde

    " Acetic aldehyde. See Aldehyde. "

  1426. Acetamide

    " A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl. "

  1427. Acetanilide

    " A compound of aniline with acetyl, used to allay fever or pain; -- called also antifebrine. "

  1428. Acetarious

    " Used in salads; as, acetarious plants. "

  1429. Acetary

    " An acid pulp in certain fruits, as the pear. "

  1430. Acetate

    " A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash. "

  1431. Acetated

    " Combined with acetic acid. "

  1432. Acetic

    " Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation. "

  1433. Acetic

    " Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due. "

  1434. Acetification

    " The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar. "

  1435. Acetifier

    " An apparatus for hastening acetification. "

  1436. Acetified

    " of Acetify "

  1437. Acetifying

    " of Acetify "

  1438. Acetify

    " To convert into acid or vinegar. "

  1439. Acetify

    " To turn acid. "

  1440. Acetimeter

    " An instrument for estimating the amount of acetic acid in vinegar or in any liquid containing acetic acid. "

  1441. Acetimetry

    " The act or method of ascertaining the strength of vinegar, or the proportion of acetic acid contained in it. "

  1442. Acetin

    " A combination of acetic acid with glycerin. "

  1443. Acetize

    " To acetify. "

  1444. Acetometer

    " Same as Acetimeter. "

  1445. Acetone

    " A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime. "

  1446. Acetonic

    " Of or pertaining to acetone; as, acetonic bodies. "

  1447. Acetose

    " Sour like vinegar; acetous. "

  1448. Acetosity

    " The quality of being acetous; sourness. "

  1449. Acetous

    " Having a sour taste; sour; acid. "

  1450. Acetous

    " Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation. "

  1451. Acetyl

    " A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid. "

  1452. Acetylene

    " A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant. "

  1453. Ach

    " Alt. of Ache "

  1454. Ache

    " A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley. "

  1455. Achaean

    " Alt. of Achaian "

  1456. Achaian

    " Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian. "

  1457. Achaian

    " A native of Achaia; a Greek. "

  1458. Acharnement

    " Savage fierceness; ferocity. "

  1459. Achate

    " An agate. "

  1460. Achate

    " Purchase; bargaining. "

  1461. Achate

    " Provisions. Same as Cates. "

  1462. Achatina

    " A genus of land snails, often large, common in the warm parts of America and Africa. "

  1463. Achatour

    " Purveyor; acater. "

  1464. Ache

    " Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. "Such an ache in my bones." "

  1465. Ached

    " of Ache "

  1466. Aching

    " of Ache "

  1467. Ache

    " To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed. "

  1468. Achean

    " See Achaean, Achaian. "

  1469. Achene

    " Alt. of Achenium "

  1470. Achenium

    " A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a naked seed by the earlier botanists. "

  1471. Achenial

    " Pertaining to an achene. "

  1472. Acheron

    " A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf. "

  1473. Acherontic

    " Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund. "

  1474. Achievable

    " Capable of being achieved. "

  1475. Achievance

    " Achievement. "

  1476. Achieved

    " of Achieve "

  1477. Achieving

    " of Achieve "

  1478. Achieve

    " To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to achieve a feat, an exploit, an enterprise. "

  1479. Achieve

    " To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win. "

  1480. Achieve

    " To finish; to kill. "

  1481. Achievement

    " The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object. "

  1482. Achievement

    " A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat. "

  1483. Achievement

    " An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. "

  1484. Achiever

    " One who achieves; a winner. "

  1485. Achillean

    " Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible. "

  1486. Achilles' tendon

    " The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; -- so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx. "

  1487. Achilous

    " Without a lip. "

  1488. Aching

    " That aches; continuously painful. See Ache. "

  1489. Achiote

    " Seeds of the annotto tree; also, the coloring matter, annotto. "

  1490. Achlamydate

    " Not possessing a mantle; -- said of certain gastropods. "

  1491. Achlamydeous

    " Naked; having no floral envelope, neither calyx nor corolla. "

  1492. Acholia

    " Deficiency or want of bile. "

  1493. Acholous

    " Lacking bile. "

  1494. Achromatic

    " Free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors. "

  1495. Achromatic

    " Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue. "

  1496. Achromatically

    " In an achromatic manner. "

  1497. Achromaticity

    " Achromatism. "

  1498. Achromatin

    " Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes. "

  1499. Achromatism

    " The state or quality of being achromatic; as, the achromatism of a lens; achromaticity. "

  1500. Achromatization

    " The act or process of achromatizing. "

  1501. Achromatized

    " of Achromatize "

  1502. Achromatizing

    " of Achromatize "

  1503. Achromatize

    " To deprive of color; to make achromatic. "

  1504. Achromatopsy

    " Color blindness; inability to distinguish colors; Daltonism. "

  1505. Achronic

    " See Acronyc. "

  1506. Achroodextrin

    " Dextrin not colorable by iodine. See Dextrin. "

  1507. Achroous

    " Colorless; achromatic. "

  1508. Achylous

    " Without chyle. "

  1509. Achymous

    " Without chyme. "

  1510. Aciculae

    " of Acicula "

  1511. Acicula

    " One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal. "

  1512. Acicular

    " Needle-shaped; slender like a needle or bristle, as some leaves or crystals; also, having sharp points like needless. "

  1513. Aciculate

    " Alt. of Aciculated "

  1514. Aciculated

    " Furnished with aciculae. "

  1515. Aciculated

    " Acicular. "

  1516. Aciculated

    " Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle. "

  1517. Aciculiform

    " Needle-shaped; acicular. "

  1518. Aciculite

    " Needle ore. "

  1519. Acid

    " Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered. "

  1520. Acid

    " Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction. "

  1521. Acid

    " A sour substance. "

  1522. Acid

    " One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called hydracids in distinction from the others which are called oxygen acids or oxacids. "

  1523. Acidic

    " Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to basic. "

  1524. Acidiferous

    " Containing or yielding an acid. "

  1525. Acidifiable

    " Capable of being acidified, or converted into an acid. "

  1526. Acidific

    " Producing acidity; converting into an acid. "

  1527. Acidification

    " The act or process of acidifying, or changing into an acid. "

  1528. Acidifier

    " A simple or compound principle, whose presence is necessary to produce acidity, as oxygen, chlorine, bromine, iodine, etc. "

  1529. Acidified

    " of Acidify "

  1530. Acidifying

    " of Acidify "

  1531. Acidify

    " To make acid; to convert into an acid; as, to acidify sugar. "

  1532. Acidify

    " To sour; to imbitter. "

  1533. Acidimeter

    " An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids. "

  1534. Acidimetry

    " The measurement of the strength of acids, especially by a chemical process based on the law of chemical combinations, or the fact that, to produce a complete reaction, a certain definite weight of reagent is required. "

  1535. Acidity

    " The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; as, the acidity of lemon juice. "

  1536. Acidly

    " Sourly; tartly. "

  1537. Acidness

    " Acidity; sourness. "

  1538. Acidulated

    " of Acidulate "

  1539. Acidulating

    " of Acidulate "

  1540. Acidulate

    " To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat. "

  1541. Acidulent

    " Having an acid quality; sour; acidulous. "

  1542. Acidulous

    " Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture. "

  1543. Acierage

    " The process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with steellike iron by means of voltaic electricity; steeling. "

  1544. Aciform

    " Shaped like a needle. "

  1545. Acinaceous

    " Containing seeds or stones of grapes, or grains like them. "

  1546. Acinaces

    " A short sword or saber. "

  1547. Acinaciform

    " Scimeter-shaped; as, an acinaciform leaf. "

  1548. Acinesia

    " Same as Akinesia. "

  1549. Acinetae

    " A group of suctorial Infusoria, which in the adult stage are stationary. See Suctoria. "

  1550. Acinetiform

    " Resembling the Acinetae. "

  1551. Aciniform

    " Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes. "

  1552. Aciniform

    " Full of small kernels like a grape. "

  1553. Acinose

    " Alt. of Acinous "

  1554. Acinous

    " Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands. "

  1555. Acini

    " of Acinus "

  1556. Acinus

    " One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc. "

  1557. Acinus

    " A grapestone. "

  1558. Acinus

    " One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland. "

  1559. Acipenser

    " A genus of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head. See Sturgeon. "

  1560. Aciurgy

    " Operative surgery. "

  1561. Acknow

    " To recognize. "

  1562. Acknow

    " To acknowledge; to confess. "

  1563. Acknowledged

    " of Acknowledge "

  1564. Acknowledging

    " of Acknowledge "

  1565. Acknowledge

    " To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God. "

  1566. Acknowledge

    " To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to. "

  1567. Acknowledge

    " To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter. "

  1568. Acknowledge

    " To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledgea deed. "

  1569. Acknowledgedly

    " Confessedly. "

  1570. Acknowledger

    " One who acknowledges. "

  1571. Acknowledgment

    " The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. "

  1572. Acknowledgment

    " The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness. "

  1573. Acknowledgment

    " The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks. "

  1574. Acknowledgment

    " Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc. "

  1575. Acknowledgment

    " A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration. "

  1576. Aclinic

    " Without inclination or dipping; -- said the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator. "

  1577. Acme

    " The top or highest point; the culmination. "

  1578. Acme

    " The crisis or height of a disease. "

  1579. Acme

    " Mature age; full bloom of life. "

  1580. Acne

    " A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands. "

  1581. Acnodal

    " Pertaining to acnodes. "

  1582. Acnode

    " An isolated point not upon a curve, but whose coordinates satisfy the equation of the curve so that it is considered as belonging to the curve. "

  1583. Acock

    " In a cocked or turned up fashion. "

  1584. Acockbill

    " Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor. "

  1585. Acockbill

    " Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other. "

  1586. Acold

    " Cold. "

  1587. Acologic

    " Pertaining to acology. "

  1588. Acology

    " Materia medica; the science of remedies. "

  1589. Acolothist

    " See Acolythist. "

  1590. Acolyctine

    " An organic base, in the form of a white powder, obtained from Aconitum lycoctonum. "

  1591. Acolyte

    " One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass. "

  1592. Acolyte

    " One who attends; an assistant. "

  1593. Acolyth

    " Same as Acolyte. "

  1594. Acolythist

    " An acolyte. "

  1595. Aconddylose

    " Alt. of Acondylous "

  1596. Acondylous

    " Being without joints; jointless. "

  1597. Aconital

    " Of the nature of aconite. "

  1598. Aconite

    " The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous. "

  1599. Aconite

    " An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally. "

  1600. Aconitia

    " Same as Aconitine. "

  1601. Aconitic

    " Of or pertaining to aconite. "

  1602. Aconitine

    " An intensely poisonous alkaloid, extracted from aconite. "

  1603. Aconitum

    " The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it. "

  1604. Acontia

    " Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnidae), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniae when irritated. "

  1605. Acontias

    " Anciently, a snake, called dart snake; now, one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards. "

  1606. Acopic

    " Relieving weariness; restorative. "

  1607. Acorn

    " The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule. "

  1608. Acorn

    " A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head. "

  1609. Acorn

    " See Acorn-shell. "

  1610. Acorn cup

    " The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed. "

  1611. Acorned

    " Furnished or loaded with acorns. "

  1612. Acorned

    " Fed or filled with acorns. "

  1613. Acorn-shell

    " One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus. See Barnacle. "

  1614. Acosmism

    " A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God. "

  1615. Acosmist

    " One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God. "

  1616. Acotyledon

    " A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants. "

  1617. Acotyledonous

    " Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc. "

  1618. Acouchy

    " A small species of agouti (Dasyprocta acouchy). "

  1619. Acoumeter

    " An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing. "

  1620. Acoumetry

    " The measuring of the power or extent of hearing. "

  1621. Acoustic

    " Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. "

  1622. Acoustic

    " A medicine or agent to assist hearing. "

  1623. Acoustical

    " Of or pertaining to acoustics. "

  1624. Acoustically

    " In relation to sound or to hearing. "

  1625. Acoustician

    " One versed in acoustics. "

  1626. Acoustics

    " The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws. "

  1627. Acquaint

    " Acquainted. "

  1628. Acquainted

    " of Acquaint "

  1629. Acquainting

    " of Acquaint "

  1630. Acquaint

    " To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with. "

  1631. Acquaint

    " To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act. "

  1632. Acquaint

    " To familiarize; to accustom. "

  1633. Acquaintable

    " Easy to be acquainted with; affable. "

  1634. Acquaintance

    " A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him. "

  1635. Acquaintance

    " A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. "

  1636. Acquaintanceship

    " A state of being acquainted; acquaintance. "

  1637. Acquaintant

    " An acquaintance. "

  1638. Acquainted

    " Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t. "

  1639. Acquaintedness

    " State of being acquainted; degree of acquaintance. "

  1640. Acquest

    " Acquisition; the thing gained. "

  1641. Acquest

    " Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. "

  1642. Acquiesced

    " of Acquiesce "

  1643. Acquiescing

    " of Acquiesce "

  1644. Acquiesce

    " To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by in, formerly also by with and to. "

  1645. Acquiesce

    " To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition. "

  1646. Acquiescence

    " A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction. "

  1647. Acquiescence

    " Submission to an injury by the party injured. "

  1648. Acquiescence

    " Tacit concurrence in the action of another. "

  1649. Acquiescency

    " The quality of being acquiescent; acquiescence. "

  1650. Acquiescent

    " Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy. "

  1651. Acquiescently

    " In an acquiescent manner. "

  1652. Acquiet

    " To quiet. "

  1653. Acquirability

    " The quality of being acquirable; attainableness. "

  1654. Acquirable

    " Capable of being acquired. "

  1655. Acquired

    " of Acquire "

  1656. Acquiring

    " of Acquire "

  1657. Acquire

    " To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits. "

  1658. Acquirement

    " The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. "

  1659. Acquirer

    " A person who acquires. "

  1660. Acquiry

    " Acquirement. "

  1661. Acquisite

    " Acquired. "

  1662. Acquisition

    " The act or process of acquiring. "

  1663. Acquisition

    " The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition. "

  1664. Acquisitive

    " Acquired. "

  1665. Acquisitive

    " Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; as, an acquisitive person or disposition. "

  1666. Acquisitively

    " In the way of acquisition. "

  1667. Acquisitiveness

    " The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession. "

  1668. Acquisitiveness

    " The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing. "

  1669. Acquisitor

    " One who acquires. "

  1670. Acquist

    " Acquisition; gain. "

  1671. Acquit

    " Acquitted; set free; rid of. "

  1672. Acquitted

    " of Acquit "

  1673. Acquitting

    " of Acquit "

  1674. Acquit

    " To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite. "

  1675. Acquit

    " To pay for; to atone for. "

  1676. Acquit

    " To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions. "

  1677. Acquit

    " To clear one's self. "

  1678. Acquit

    " To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly. "

  1679. Acquitment

    " Acquittal. "

  1680. Acquittal

    " The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance. "

  1681. Acquittal

    " A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court. "

  1682. Acquittance

    " The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. "

  1683. Acquittance

    " A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand. "

  1684. Acquittance

    " To acquit. "

  1685. Acquitter

    " One who acquits or releases. "

  1686. Acrania

    " Partial or total absence of the skull. "

  1687. Acrania

    " The lowest group of Vertebrata, including the amphioxus, in which no skull exists. "

  1688. Acranial

    " Wanting a skull. "

  1689. Acrase

    " Alt. of Acraze "

  1690. Acraze

    " To craze. "

  1691. Acraze

    " To impair; to destroy. "

  1692. Acrasia

    " Alt. of Acrasy "

  1693. Acrasy

    " Excess; intemperance. "

  1694. Acraspeda

    " A group of acalephs, including most of the larger jellyfishes; the Discophora. "

  1695. Acre

    " Any field of arable or pasture land. "

  1696. Acre

    " A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English. "

  1697. Acreable

    " Of an acre; per acre; as, the acreable produce. "

  1698. Acreage

    " Acres collectively; as, the acreage of a farm or a country. "

  1699. Acred

    " Possessing acres or landed property; -- used in composition; as, large-acred men. "

  1700. Acrid

    " Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. "

  1701. Acrid

    " Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. "

  1702. Acrid

    " Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. "

  1703. Acridity

    " Alt. of Acridness "

  1704. Acridness

    " The quality of being acrid or pungent; irritant bitterness; acrimony; as, the acridity of a plant, of a speech. "

  1705. Acridly

    " In an acid manner. "

  1706. Acrimonious

    " Acrid; corrosive; as, acrimonious gall. "

  1707. Acrimonious

    " Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; as, acrimonious dispute, language, temper. "

  1708. Acrimoniously

    " In an acrimonious manner. "

  1709. Acrimoniousness

    " The quality of being acrimonious; asperity; acrimony. "

  1710. Acrimonies

    " of Acrimony "

  1711. Acrimony

    " A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants. "

  1712. Acrimony

    " Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners. "

  1713. Acrisia

    " Alt. of Acrisy "

  1714. Acrisy

    " Inability to judge. "

  1715. Acrisy

    " Undecided character of a disease. "

  1716. Acrita

    " The lowest groups of animals, in which no nervous system has been observed. "

  1717. Acritan

    " Of or pertaining to the Acrita. "

  1718. Acritan

    " An individual of the Acrita. "

  1719. Acrite

    " Acritan. "

  1720. Acritical

    " Having no crisis; giving no indications of a crisis; as, acritical symptoms, an acritical abscess. "

  1721. Acritochromacy

    " Color blindness; achromatopsy. "

  1722. Acritude

    " Acridity; pungency joined with heat. "

  1723. Acrity

    " Sharpness; keenness. "

  1724. Acroamatic

    " Alt. of Acroamatical "

  1725. Acroamatical

    " Communicated orally; oral; -- applied to the esoteric teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his exoteric doctrines, which were adapted to outsiders or the public generally. Hence: Abstruse; profound. "

  1726. Acroatic

    " Same as Acroamatic. "

  1727. Acrobat

    " One who practices rope dancing, high vaulting, or other daring gymnastic feats. "

  1728. Acrobatic

    " Pertaining to an acrobat. "

  1729. Acrobatism

    " Feats of the acrobat; daring gymnastic feats; high vaulting. "

  1730. Acrocarpous

    " Having a terminal fructification; having the fruit at the end of the stalk. "

  1731. Acrocarpous

    " Having the fruit stalks at the end of a leafy stem, as in certain mosses. "

  1732. Acrocephalic

    " Characterized by a high skull. "

  1733. Acrocephaly

    " Loftiness of skull. "

  1734. Acroceraunian

    " Of or pertaining to the high mountain range of "thunder-smitten" peaks (now Kimara), between Epirus and Macedonia. "

  1735. Acrodactylum

    " The upper surface of the toes, individually. "

  1736. Acrodont

    " One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge. "

  1737. Acrodont

    " Of or pertaining to the acrodonts. "

  1738. Acrogen

    " A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See Cryptogamia. "

  1739. Acrogenous

    " Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant. "

  1740. Acrolein

    " A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating. "

  1741. Acrolith

    " A statue whose extremities are of stone, the trunk being generally of wood. "

  1742. Acrolithan

    " Alt. of Acrolithic "

  1743. Acrolithic

    " Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith. "

  1744. Acromegaly

    " Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face. "

  1745. Acromial

    " Of or pertaining to the acromion. "

  1746. Acromion

    " The outer extremity of the shoulder blade. "

  1747. Acromonogrammatic

    " Having each verse begin with the same letter as that with which the preceding verse ends. "

  1748. Acronyc

    " Alt. of Acronychal "

  1749. Acronychal

    " Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to cosmical. "

  1750. Acronycally

    " In an acronycal manner as rising at the setting of the sun, and vice versa. "

  1751. Acronyctous

    " Acronycal. "

  1752. Acrook

    " Crookedly. "

  1753. Acropetal

    " Developing from below towards the apex, or from the circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of certain inflorescence. "

  1754. Acrophony

    " The use of a picture symbol of an object to represent phonetically the initial sound of the name of the object. "

  1755. Acropodium

    " The entire upper surface of the foot. "

  1756. Acropolis

    " The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens. "

  1757. Acropolitan

    " Pertaining to an acropolis. "

  1758. Acrospire

    " The sprout at the end of a seed when it begins to germinate; the plumule in germination; -- so called from its spiral form. "

  1759. Acrospire

    " To put forth the first sprout. "

  1760. Acrospore

    " A spore borne at the extremity of the cells of fructification in fungi. "

  1761. Acrosporous

    " Having acrospores. "

  1762. Across

    " From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river. "

  1763. Across

    " From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across. "

  1764. Across

    " Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry. "

  1765. Acrostic

    " A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto. "

  1766. Acrostic

    " A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian. "

  1767. Acrostic

    " Alt. of Acrostical "

  1768. Acrostical

    " Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics. "

  1769. Acrostically

    " After the manner of an acrostic. "

  1770. Acrotarsium

    " The instep or front of the tarsus. "

  1771. Acroteleutic

    " The end of a verse or psalm, or something added thereto, to be sung by the people, by way of a response. "

  1772. Acroter

    " Same as Acroterium. "

  1773. Acroterial

    " Pertaining to an acroterium; as, acroterial ornaments. "

  1774. Acroteria

    " of Acroterium "

  1775. Acroterium

    " One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture. "

  1776. Acroterium

    " One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade. "

  1777. Acrotic

    " Pertaining to or affecting the surface. "

  1778. Acrotism

    " Lack or defect of pulsation. "

  1779. Acrotomous

    " Having a cleavage parallel with the base. "

  1780. Acrylic

    " Of or containing acryl, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride; as, acrylic acid. "

  1781. Act

    " That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed. "

  1782. Act

    " The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; as, an act of Parliament, or of Congress. "

  1783. Act

    " A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done. "

  1784. Act

    " A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed. "

  1785. Act

    " A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student. "

  1786. Act

    " A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence. "

  1787. Act

    " Process of doing; action. In act, in the very doing; on the point of (doing). "

  1788. Acted

    " of Act "

  1789. Acting

    " of Act "

  1790. Act

    " To move to action; to actuate; to animate. "

  1791. Act

    " To perform; to execute; to do. "

  1792. Act

    " To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage. "

  1793. Act

    " To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero. "

  1794. Act

    " To feign or counterfeit; to simulate. "

  1795. Act

    " To exert power; to produce an effect; as, the stomach acts upon food. "

  1796. Act

    " To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will. "

  1797. Act

    " To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; as, we know not why he has acted so. "

  1798. Act

    " To perform on the stage; to represent a character. "

  1799. Actable

    " Capable of being acted. "

  1800. Actinal

    " Pertaining to the part of a radiate animal which contains the mouth. "

  1801. Actinaria

    " A large division of Anthozoa, including those which have simple tentacles and do not form stony corals. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to all the Anthozoa, expert the Alcyonaria, whether forming corals or not. "

  1802. Acting

    " Operating in any way. "

  1803. Acting

    " Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent. "

  1804. Actiniae

    " of Actinia "

  1805. Actinias

    " of Actinia "

  1806. Actinia

    " An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidae. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.]. "

  1807. Actinia

    " A genus in the family Actinidae. "

  1808. Actinic

    " Of or pertaining to actinism; as, actinic rays. "

  1809. Actiniform

    " Having a radiated form, like a sea anemone. "

  1810. Actinism

    " The property of radiant energy (found chiefly in solar or electric light) by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography. "

  1811. Actinium

    " A supposed metal, said by Phipson to be contained in commercial zinc; -- so called because certain of its compounds are darkened by exposure to light. "

  1812. Actino-chemistry

    " Chemistry in its relations to actinism. "

  1813. Actinograph

    " An instrument for measuring and recording the variations in the actinic or chemical force of rays of light. "

  1814. Actinoid

    " Having the form of rays; radiated, as an actinia. "

  1815. Actinolite

    " A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses. "

  1816. Actinolitic

    " Of the nature of, or containing, actinolite. "

  1817. Actinology

    " The science which treats of rays of light, especially of the actinic or chemical rays. "

  1818. Actinomere

    " One of the radial segments composing the body of one of the Coelenterata. "

  1819. Actinometer

    " An instrument for measuring the direct heating power of the sun's rays. "

  1820. Actinometer

    " An instrument for measuring the actinic effect of rays of light. "

  1821. Actinometric

    " Pertaining to the measurement of the intensity of the solar rays, either (a) heating, or (b) actinic. "

  1822. Actinometry

    " The measurement of the force of solar radiation. "

  1823. Actinometry

    " The measurement of the chemical or actinic energy of light. "

  1824. Actinophorous

    " Having straight projecting spines. "

  1825. Actinosome

    " The entire body of a coelenterate. "

  1826. Actinost

    " One of the bones at the base of a paired fin of a fish. "

  1827. Actinostome

    " The mouth or anterior opening of a coelenterate animal. "

  1828. Actinotrocha

    " A peculiar larval form of Phoronis, a genus of marine worms, having a circle of ciliated tentacles. "

  1829. Actinozoa

    " A group of Coelenterata, comprising the Anthozoa and Ctenophora. The sea anemone, or actinia, is a familiar example. "

  1830. Actinozoal

    " Of or pertaining to the Actinozoa. "

  1831. Actinozoon

    " One of the Actinozoa. "

  1832. Actinula

    " A kind of embryo of certain hydroids (Tubularia), having a stellate form. "

  1833. Action

    " A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action. "

  1834. Action

    " An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor. "

  1835. Action

    " The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events. "

  1836. Action

    " Movement; as, the horse has a spirited action. "

  1837. Action

    " Effective motion; also, mechanism; as, the breech action of a gun. "

  1838. Action

    " Any one of the active processes going on in an organism; the performance of a function; as, the action of the heart, the muscles, or the gastric juice. "

  1839. Action

    " Gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings. "

  1840. Action

    " The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted. "

  1841. Action

    " A suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in a court of justice; in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense. "

  1842. Action

    " A right of action; as, the law gives an action for every claim. "

  1843. Action

    " A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds; hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks. "

  1844. Action

    " An engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water; a battle; a fight; as, a general action, a partial action. "

  1845. Action

    " The mechanical contrivance by means of which the impulse of the player's finger is transmitted to the strings of a pianoforte or to the valve of an organ pipe. "

  1846. Actionable

    " That may be the subject of an action or suit at law; as, to call a man a thief is actionable. "

  1847. Actionably

    " In an actionable manner. "

  1848. Actionary

    " Alt. of Actionist "

  1849. Actionist

    " A shareholder in joint-stock company. "

  1850. Actionless

    " Void of action. "

  1851. Activate

    " To make active. "

  1852. Active

    " Having the power or quality of acting; causing change; communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to passive, that receives; as, certain active principles; the powers of the mind. "

  1853. Active

    " Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body; nimble; as, an active child or animal. "

  1854. Active

    " In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; -- opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as, active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano. "

  1855. Active

    " Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic; diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull, sluggish, indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business; active mind; active zeal. "

  1856. Active

    " Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or service; active scenes. "

  1857. Active

    " Given to action rather than contemplation; practical; operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical; as, an active rather than a speculative statesman. "

  1858. Active

    " Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn. "

  1859. Active

    " Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease; an active remedy. "

  1860. Active

    " Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to passive. See Active voice, under Voice. "

  1861. Active

    " Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts upon or affects something else; transitive. "

  1862. Active

    " Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct from mere existence or state. "

  1863. Actively

    " In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one's own action; voluntarily, not passively. "

  1864. Actively

    " In an active signification; as, a word used actively. "

  1865. Activeness

    " The quality of being active; nimbleness; quickness of motion; activity. "

  1866. Activities

    " of Activity "

  1867. Activity

    " The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities. "

  1868. Actless

    " Without action or spirit. "

  1869. Acton

    " A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail. "

  1870. Actor

    " One who acts, or takes part in any affair; a doer. "

  1871. Actor

    " A theatrical performer; a stageplayer. "

  1872. Actor

    " An advocate or proctor in civil courts or causes. "

  1873. Actor

    " One who institutes a suit; plaintiff or complainant. "

  1874. Actress

    " A female actor or doer. "

  1875. Actress

    " A female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part. "

  1876. Actual

    " Involving or comprising action; active. "

  1877. Actual

    " Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion. "

  1878. Actual

    " In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country. "

  1879. Actual

    " Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts. "

  1880. Actualist

    " One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist. "

  1881. Actualities

    " of Actuality "

  1882. Actuality

    " The state of being actual; reality; as, the actuality of God's nature. "

  1883. Actualization

    " A making actual or really existent. "

  1884. Actualize

    " To make actual; to realize in action. "

  1885. Actually

    " Actively. "

  1886. Actually

    " In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively. "

  1887. Actualness

    " Quality of being actual; actuality. "

  1888. Actuarial

    " Of or pertaining to actuaries; as, the actuarial value of an annuity. "

  1889. Actuaries

    " of Actuary "

  1890. Actuary

    " A registrar or clerk; -- used originally in courts of civil law jurisdiction, but in Europe used for a clerk or registrar generally. "

  1891. Actuary

    " The computing official of an insurance company; one whose profession it is to calculate for insurance companies the risks and premiums for life, fire, and other insurances. "

  1892. Actuated

    " of Actuate "

  1893. Actuating

    " of Actuate "

  1894. Actuate

    " To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons. "

  1895. Actuate

    " To carry out in practice; to perform. "

  1896. Actuate

    " Put in action; actuated. "

  1897. Actuation

    " A bringing into action; movement. "

  1898. Actuator

    " One who actuates, or puts into action. "

  1899. Actuose

    " Very active. "

  1900. Actuosity

    " Abundant activity. "

  1901. Acture

    " Action. "

  1902. Acturience

    " Tendency or impulse to act. "

  1903. Acuate

    " To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken. "

  1904. Acuate

    " Sharpened; sharp-pointed. "

  1905. Acuation

    " Act of sharpening. "

  1906. Acuition

    " The act of sharpening. "

  1907. Acuity

    " Sharpness or acuteness, as of a needle, wit, etc. "

  1908. Aculeate

    " Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle. "

  1909. Aculeate

    " Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles. "

  1910. Aculeate

    " Severe or stinging; incisive. "

  1911. Aculeated

    " Having a sharp point; armed with prickles; prickly; aculeate. "

  1912. Aculeiform

    " Like a prickle. "

  1913. Aculeolate

    " Having small prickles or sharp points. "

  1914. Aculeous

    " Aculeate. "

  1915. Aculei

    " of Aculeus "

  1916. Aculeus

    " A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses. "

  1917. Aculeus

    " A sting. "

  1918. Acumen

    " Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination. "

  1919. Acuminate

    " Tapering to a point; pointed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc. "

  1920. Acuminate

    " To render sharp or keen. "

  1921. Acuminate

    " To end in, or come to, a sharp point. "

  1922. Acumination

    " A sharpening; termination in a sharp point; a tapering point. "

  1923. Acuminose

    " Terminating in a flat, narrow end. "

  1924. Acuminous

    " Characterized by acumen; keen. "

  1925. Acupressure

    " A mode of arresting hemorrhage resulting from wounds or surgical operations, by passing under the divided vessel a needle, the ends of which are left exposed externally on the cutaneous surface. "

  1926. Acupuncturation

    " See Acupuncture. "

  1927. Acupuncture

    " Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. "

  1928. Acupuncture

    " The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes. "

  1929. Acupuncture

    " To treat with acupuncture. "

  1930. Acustumaunce

    " See Accustomance. "

  1931. Acutangular

    " Acute-angled. "

  1932. Acute

    " Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. "

  1933. Acute

    " Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning. "

  1934. Acute

    " Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure. "

  1935. Acute

    " High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent. "

  1936. Acute

    " Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease. "

  1937. Acute

    " To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much. "

  1938. Acute-angled

    " Having acute angles; as, an acute-angled triangle, a triangle with every one of its angles less than a right angle. "

  1939. Acutely

    " In an acute manner; sharply; keenly; with nice discrimination. "

  1940. Acuteness

    " The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle. "

  1941. Acuteness

    " The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen; keenness; sharpness; sensitiveness; -- applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions. "

  1942. Acuteness

    " Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds. "

  1943. Acuteness

    " Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis. "

  1944. Acutifoliate

    " Having sharp-pointed leaves. "

  1945. Acutilobate

    " Having acute lobes, as some leaves. "

  1946. Ad-

    " As a prefix ad- assumes the forms ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, at-, assimilating the d with the first letter of the word to which ad- is prefixed. It remains unchanged before vowels, and before d, h, j, m, v. Examples: adduce, adhere, adjacent, admit, advent, accord, affect, aggregate, allude, annex, appear, etc. It becomes ac- before qu, as in acquiesce. "

  1947. Adact

    " To compel; to drive. "

  1948. Adactyl

    " Alt. of Adactylous "

  1949. Adactylous

    " Without fingers or without toes. "

  1950. Adactylous

    " Without claws on the feet (of crustaceous animals). "

  1951. Adage

    " An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb. "

  1952. Adagial

    " Pertaining to an adage; proverbial. "

  1953. Adagio

    " Slow; slowly, leisurely, and gracefully. When repeated, adagio, adagio, it directs the movement to be very slow. "

  1954. Adagio

    " A piece of music in adagio time; a slow movement; as, an adagio of Haydn. "

  1955. Adam

    " The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race. "

  1956. Adam

    " "Original sin;" human frailty. "

  1957. Adamant

    " A stone imagined by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness; but in modern mineralogy it has no technical signification. It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness. "

  1958. Adamant

    " Lodestone; magnet. "

  1959. Adamantean

    " Of adamant; hard as adamant. "

  1960. Adamantine

    " Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant; incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as, adamantine bonds or chains. "

  1961. Adamantine

    " Like the diamond in hardness or luster. "

  1962. Adambulacral

    " Next to the ambulacra; as, the adambulacral ossicles of the starfish. "

  1963. Adamic

    " Alt. of Adamical "

  1964. Adamical

    " Of or pertaining to Adam, or resembling him. "

  1965. Adamite

    " A descendant of Adam; a human being. "

  1966. Adamite

    " One of a sect of visionaries, who, professing to imitate the state of Adam, discarded the use of dress in their assemblies. "

  1967. Adam's apple

    " See under Adam. "

  1968. Adance

    " Dancing. "

  1969. Adangle

    " Dangling. "

  1970. Adansonia

    " A genus of great trees related to the Bombax. There are two species, A. digitata, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and India, and A. Gregorii, the sour gourd or cream-of-tartar tree of Australia. Both have a trunk of moderate height, but of enormous diameter, and a wide-spreading head. The fruit is oblong, and filled with pleasantly acid pulp. The wood is very soft, and the bark is used by the natives for making ropes and cloth. "

  1971. Adapt

    " Fitted; suited. "

  1972. Adapted

    " of Adapt "

  1973. Adapting

    " of Adapt "

  1974. Adapt

    " To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for. "

  1975. Adaptability

    " Alt. of Adaptableness "

  1976. Adaptableness

    " The quality of being adaptable; suitableness. "

  1977. Adaptable

    " Capable of being adapted. "

  1978. Adaptation

    " The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness. "

  1979. Adaptation

    " The result of adapting; an adapted form. "

  1980. Adaptative

    " Adaptive. "

  1981. Adaptedness

    " The state or quality of being adapted; suitableness; special fitness. "

  1982. Adapter

    " One who adapts. "

  1983. Adapter

    " A connecting tube; an adopter. "

  1984. Adaption

    " Adaptation. "

  1985. Adaptive

    " Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of adapting. "

  1986. Adaptiveness

    " The quality of being adaptive; capacity to adapt. "

  1987. Adaptly

    " In a suitable manner. "

  1988. Adaptness

    " Adaptedness. "

  1989. Adaptorial

    " Adaptive. "

  1990. Adar

    " The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March. "

  1991. Adarce

    " A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is soft and porous, and was formerly used for cleansing the skin from freckles and tetters, and also in leprosy. "

  1992. Adatis

    " A fine cotton cloth of India. "

  1993. Adaunt

    " To daunt; to subdue; to mitigate. "

  1994. Adaw

    " To subdue; to daunt. "

  1995. Adaw

    " To awaken; to arouse. "

  1996. Adays

    " By day, or every day; in the daytime. "

  1997. Ad captandum

    " A phrase used adjectively sometimes of meretricious attempts to catch or win popular favor. "

  1998. Added

    " of Add "

  1999. Adding

    " of Add "

  2000. Add

    " To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on). "

  2001. Add

    " To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally; as, to add numbers; to add up a column. "

  2002. Add

    " To append, as a statement; to say further. "

  2003. Add

    " To make an addition. To add to, to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety. "

  2004. Add

    " To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly. "

  2005. Addable

    " Addible. "

  2006. Addax

    " One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, / Oryx, nasomaculatus). "

  2007. Addeem

    " To award; to adjudge. "

  2008. Addenda

    " of Addendum "

  2009. Addendum

    " A thing to be added; an appendix or addition. "

  2010. Adder

    " One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers. "

  2011. Adder

    " A serpent. "

  2012. Adder

    " A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho. "

  2013. Adder

    " In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc. "

  2014. Adder

    " Same as Sea Adder. "

  2015. Adder fly/

    " A dragon fly. "

  2016. Adder's-tongue

    " A genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue. "

  2017. Adder's-tongue

    " The yellow dogtooth violet. "

  2018. Adderwort

    " The common bistort or snakeweed (Polygonum bistorta). "

  2019. Addibility

    " The quantity of being addible; capability of addition. "

  2020. Addible

    " Capable of being added. "

  2021. Addice

    " See Adze. "

  2022. Addict

    " Addicted; devoted. "

  2023. Addicted

    " of Addict "

  2024. Addicting

    " of Addict "

  2025. Addict

    " To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to. "

  2026. Addict

    " To adapt; to make suitable; to fit. "

  2027. Addictedness

    " The quality or state of being addicted; attachment. "

  2028. Addiction

    " The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination. "

  2029. Addison's disease

    " A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively. It is usually fatal. "

  2030. Additament

    " An addition, or a thing added. "

  2031. Addition

    " The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution. "

  2032. Addition

    " Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building. "

  2033. Addition

    " That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers. "

  2034. Addition

    " A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half. "

  2035. Addition

    " A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title. "

  2036. Addition

    " Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement. "

  2037. Additional

    " Added; supplemental; in the way of an addition. "

  2038. Additional

    " Something added. "

  2039. Additionally

    " By way of addition. "

  2040. Additionary

    " Additional. "

  2041. Addititious

    " Additive. "

  2042. Additive

    " Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to subtractive. "

  2043. Additory

    " Tending to add; making some addition. "

  2044. Addle

    " Liquid filth; mire. "

  2045. Addle

    " Lees; dregs. "

  2046. Addle

    " Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled. "

  2047. Addled

    " of Addle "

  2048. Addling

    " of Addle "

  2049. Addle

    " To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain. "

  2050. Addle

    " To earn by labor. "

  2051. Addle

    " To thrive or grow; to ripen. "

  2052. Addle-brain

    " Alt. of Addle-pate "

  2053. Addle-head

    " Alt. of Addle-pate "

  2054. Addle-pate

    " A foolish or dull-witted fellow. "

  2055. Addle-brained

    " Alt. of Addle-pated "

  2056. Addle-headed

    " Alt. of Addle-pated "

  2057. Addle-pated

    " Dull-witted; stupid. "

  2058. Addle-patedness

    " Stupidity. "

  2059. Addlings

    " Earnings. "

  2060. Addoom

    " To adjudge. "

  2061. Addorsed

    " Set or turned back to back. "

  2062. Addressed

    " of Address "

  2063. Addressing

    " of Address "

  2064. Address

    " To aim; to direct. "

  2065. Address

    " To prepare or make ready. "

  2066. Address

    " Reflexively: To prepare one's self; to apply one's skill or energies (to some object); to betake. "

  2067. Address

    " To clothe or array; to dress. "

  2068. Address

    " To direct, as words (to any one or any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience). "

  2069. Address

    " To direct speech to; to make a communication to, whether spoken or written; to apply to by words, as by a speech, petition, etc., to speak to; to accost. "

  2070. Address

    " To direct in writing, as a letter; to superscribe, or to direct and transmit; as, he addressed a letter. "

  2071. Address

    " To make suit to as a lover; to court; to woo. "

  2072. Address

    " To consign or intrust to the care of another, as agent or factor; as, the ship was addressed to a merchant in Baltimore. "

  2073. Address

    " To prepare one's self. "

  2074. Address

    " To direct speech. "

  2075. Address

    " Act of preparing one's self. "

  2076. Address

    " Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application. "

  2077. Address

    " A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters. "

  2078. Address

    " Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed. "

  2079. Address

    " Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address. "

  2080. Address

    " Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady. "

  2081. Address

    " Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness. "

  2082. Addressee

    " One to whom anything is addressed. "

  2083. Addression

    " The act of addressing or directing one's course. "

  2084. Adduced

    " of Adduce "

  2085. Adducing

    " of Adduce "

  2086. Adduce

    " To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege. "

  2087. Adducent

    " Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent. "

  2088. Adducer

    " One who adduces. "

  2089. Adducible

    " Capable of being adduced. "

  2090. Adduct

    " To draw towards a common center or a middle line. "

  2091. Adduction

    " The act of adducing or bringing forward. "

  2092. Adduction

    " The action by which the parts of the body are drawn towards its axis]; -- opposed to abduction. "