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4687

b
B is the second letter, and the first articulation, or consonant, in the English, as in the ...

4688

baa
B'AA, n. The cry or appropriate bleating of sheep.B'AA, v.i. To cry or bleat as sheep.

4689

baal
BA'AL, n. An idol among the ancient Chaldeans and Syrians, representing the sun. The word ...

4690

babble
BAB'BLE, v.i. 1. To utter words imperfectly or indistinctly, as children.2. To talk idly or ...

4691

babblement
BAB'BLEMENT, n. Idle talk; senseless prate; unmeaning words.

4692

babbler
BAB'BLER, n. An idle talker; an irrational prattler; a teller of secrets.

4693

babbling
BAB'BLING, ppr. Talking idly; telling secrets.2. Uttering a succession of murmuring sounds; as a ...

4694

babe
BABE, n. [L. pupus,a word of endearment; pupa, little girl; whence pupillus, pupilla, pupil.]An ...

4695

babel
BA'BEL, n. [Heb.] Confusion; disorder.

4696

babery
BA'BERY, n. Finery to please a child; any trifling toy for children.

4697

babish
BA'BISH, a. Like a babe; childish.

4698

babishly
BA'BISHLY, adv. Childishly.

4699

baboon
BABOON', n. A monkey of the largest species; a quadruped belonging to the genus Simia, in the ...

4700

baby
BA'BY, a. Like a young child; pertaining to an infant.BA'BY, n. [See Babe.] An infant or young ...

4701

baby-house
BA'BY-HOUSE, n. A place for children's dolls and babies.

4702

babyhood
BA'BYHOOD, n. The state of being a baby.

4703

babylonian
BABYLO'NIAN

4704

babylonic
BABYLON'IC

4705

babylonical
BABYLON'ICAL, a. Pertaining to Babylon, or made there; as Babylonic garments, carpets or ...

4706

babylonics
BABYLON'ICS, n.plu. The title of a fragment of the history of the world, ending 267 years before ...

4707

babylonish
BABYLO'NISH, a. Pertaining to Babylon, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia, or to the ...

4708

babyroussa
BABYROUS'SA, n. In zoology, the Indian hog, a native of Celebes, and of Buero, but not found on ...

4709

bac
BAC or BACK, n.1. In navigation, a ferry-boat or praam.2. In brewing, a large flat tub, or ...

4710

bacca
BAC'CA, n.[L.] In botany, a berry; a fruit which consists of a pulpy pericarp, without valves, ...

4711

baccalaureate
BACCALAU'REATE, n. [The first part of this word is from the same root as bachelor; or as Bailey ...

4712

baccated
BAC'CATED, a. [L. baccatus, garnished with pearls, from bacca, a berry.]Set or adorned with pearls; ...

4713

bacchanal
BAC'CHANAL,

4714

bacchanalian
BACCHANA'LIAN, n.[from Bacchus, Gr.,the deity of wine and revelling. L. poculum.] One who indulges ...

4715

bacchanals
BAC'CHANALS, n.plu. Drunken feasts; the revels of bacchanalians. In antiquity, feasts in honor of ...

4716

bacchic
BAC'CHIC, a. Jovial; drunken; mad with intoxication.2. Relating to Bacchus, the god of wine; as, ...

4717

bacchius
BAC'CHIUS, n. In ancient poetry, a foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; as in ...

4718

baccifferous
BACCIF'FEROUS, a.[L.baccifer,of bacca, a berry, and fero, to bear.]That produces berries. [See ...

4719

baccivorous
BACCIV'OROUS, a.[L. bacca,berry, and voro, to eat.]Eating or subsisting on berries; as baccivorous ...

4720

bachelor
BACH'ELOR, n.[L.baculus, a stick, that is, a shoot.]1. A young man who has not been married.2. A ...

4721

bachelorship
BACH'ELORSHIP, n. The state of being a bachelor.2. The state of one who has taken his first ...

4722

back
BACK, n.1. The upper part of an animal, particularly of a quadruped, whose back is a ridge. In ...

4723

backbite
BACK'BITE, v.t. [back and bite] To censure, slander, reproach, or speak evil of the absent. ...

4724

backbiter
BACK'BITER, n. One who slanders, calumniates or speaks ill of the absent.

4725

backbiting
BACK'BITING, n. The act of slandering the absent; secret calumny. 2Cor.xii.

4726

backbitingly
BACKBI'TINGLY, adv. With secret slander.

4727

backboard
BACK'BOARD, n. [back and board.] A board placed across the after part of a boat.

4728

backbone
BACKBO'NE, n. [back and bone.] The bone of the back; or the spine.

4729

backcarry
BACK'CARRY, n. A having on the back; a term of law.

4730

backdoor
BACKDOOR, n. [back and door.] A door on the back part of a bulding; a private passage; and ...

4731

backed
BACK'ED, pp. Mounted; having on the back; supported by aid; seconded; moved backward.BACK'ED, a. ...

4732

backfriend
BACK'FRIEND, n. [back and friend.] A secret enemy.

4733

backgammon
BACKGAM'MON, n. A game played by two persons, upon a table, with box and dice. The table is in two ...

4734

background
BACK'GROUND, n. [back and ground.] Ground in the rear or behind, as opposed to the front.2. A ...

4735

backhanded
BACK'HANDED,a. [back and hand.] With the hand turned backward; as a backhanded blow.BACK'HANDED, ...

4736

backhouse
BACK'HOUSE, n.[back and house.] A building behind the main or front building.6

4737

backing
BACK'ING, ppr. Mounting; moving back, as a horse; seconding.

4738

backpainting
BACK'PAINTING, n.[back and paint.] The method of painting mezzotinto prints, pasted on glass of a ...

4739

backpiece
BACK'PIECE, n.[back and piece.] The piece of armor which covers the back.

4740

backreturn
BACK'RETURN, n. Repeated return.

4741

backroom
BACK'ROOM, n.[back and room.] A room behind the front room, or in the back part of the house.

4742

backs
BACKS, n. Among dealers in leather, the thickest and best tanned hides.

4743

backset
BACK'SET, a.[back and set.] Set upon in the rear.

4744

backside
BACK'SIDE, n. [back and side.] The back part of anything; the part behind that which is presented ...

4745

backslide
BACKSLI'DE, v.i. [back and slide.] To fall off; to apostatize; to turn gradually from the faith ...

4746

backslider
BACKSLI'DER, n. An apostate; one who falls from the faith and practice of religion. Prov.xiv.2. ...

4747

backsliding
BACKSLI'DING, n. The act of apostatizing from faith or practice; a falling insensibly from ...

4748

backstaff
BACK'STAFF, n. [back and staff, so called from its being used with the observer's back toward the ...

4749

backstairs
BACK'STAIRS, n.[back and stairs.]Stairs in the back part of a house; private stairs; and ...

4750

backstays
BACK'STAYS, n. [back and stay.]Long ropes or stays extending from the top-mast heads to both sides ...

4751

backsword
BACK'SWORD,n. [back and sword.]A sword with one sharp edge. In England, a stick with a basket ...

4752

backward
BACK'WARD

4753

backwardly
BACK'WARDLY, adv. Unwillingly; reluctantly; adversely; perversely.

4754

backwardness
BACK'WARDNESS, n. Unwillingness; reluctance, dilatoriness, or dullness in action.2. A state of ...

4755

backwards
BACK'WARDS, adv.[back and ward. See Ward.] With the back in advance; as, to move backward. 2. ...

4756

backworm
BACK'WORM, n.[back and worm.] A small worm, in a thin skin, in the reins of a hawk. [See ...

4757

bacon
BA'CON, n. ba'kn.Hog's flesh, salted or pickled and dried, usually in smoke. To save one's bacon, ...

4758

bacule
BAC'ULE, n. In fortification, a kind of portcullis or gate, made8like a pit-fall, with a ...

4759

baculite
BAC'ULITE, n.[L.baculus.]A genus of fossil shells, of a straight form, in their cellular structure ...

4760

baculometry
BACULOM'ETRY, n. [L. baculus, a staff, and Gr. measure.]The act of measuring distance of altitude ...

4761

bad
BAD, a.[Heb. to perish or destroy]1. Ill; evil; opposed to good; a word of general use, denoting ...

4762

bade
BAD,BADE, the past tense of bid. [See Bid.]

4763

badge
BADGE, n.[I know not the affinities of this word, not having found it in any other language. ...

4764

badger
BADG'ER, n. In law, a person who is licensed to buy corn in one place and sell it in another, ...

4765

badger-legged
BADG'ER-LEGGED, a. Having legs like a badger. Johnson says having legs of unequal length; but, ...

4766

badiaga
BADIA'GA, n. A small spunge, common in the North of Europe, the powder of which is used to take ...

4767

badiane
BAD'IANE

4768

badigeon
BADIGE'ON, n. A mixture of plaster and free stone, ground together and sifted, used by statuaries ...

4769

badinage
BAD'INAGE, n. Light or playful discourse.

4770

badly
BAD'LY, adv. [from bad.] In a bad manner; not well, unskillfully; grievously; unfortunately; ...

4771

badness
BAD'NESS, n. The state of being bad, evil, vicious or depraved; want of good qualities, natural or ...

4772

baffetas
BAF'FETAS

4773

baffle
BAF'FLE, v.t. To mock or elude by artifice; to elude by shifts and turns; hence to defeat, or ...

4774

baffled
BAF'FLED, pp. Eluded; defeated; confounded.

4775

baffler
BAF'FLER, n. One that baffles.

4776

baffling
BAF'FLING, ppr. Eluding by shifts, and turns, or by stratagem; defeating; confounding. A baffling ...

4777

baftas
BAF'TAS

4778

bag
BAG, n.[Norm. bage, a bag, a coffer, bagnes, baggage. This word seems to be from the root of pack, ...

4779

bagatelle
BAGATELLE, n. bagatel'. A trifle; a thing of no importance.

4780

baggage
BAG'GAGE, n. [Eng.package.]1. The tents, clothing, utensils, and other necessaries of an army.2. ...

4781

bagging
BAG'GING, ppr. Swelling; becoming protuberant.BAG'GING, n. The cloth or materials for bags. ...

4782

bagnio
BAGNIO, n. ban'yo.[L.balneum.]1. A bath; a house for bathing, cupping, sweating and otherwise ...

4783

bagpipe
BAG'PIPE, N.[bag and pipe.]A musical wind instrument, used chiefly in Scotland and Ireland. It ...

4784

bagpiper
BAG'PIPER, n. One who plays on a bag-pipe.

4785

bagre
BAG'RE, n. A small bearded fish, a species of Silurus, anguilliform, of a silvery hue, without ...

4786

bagreef
BAG'REEF, n.[bag and reef.] A fourth and lower reef used in the British navy.

4787

baguet
BAGUET', n. In architecture, a little round molding, less than an astragal, sometimes carved and ...

4788

bahar
BAHAR'

4789

baigne
BAIGNE, v.t. To soak or drench. [Not used.]

4790

baikalite
BA'IKALITE, n.[From Baikal, a lake in Northern Asia.]A mineral occurring in acicular prisms, ...

4791

bail
BAIL, v.t.1. To set free, deliver, or liberate from arrest and imprisonment, upon security given ...

4792

bailable
BA'ILABLE, a. That may be set free upon bond with sureties; that may be admitted to bail; used of ...

4793

bailbond
BA'ILBOND, n. A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his surety, to insure the prisoner's ...

4794

bailed
BA'ILED, pp. Released from custody on bonds for appearance in court.2. Delivered in trust, to be ...

4795

bailee
BAILEE',n. The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and ...

4796

bailer
BA'ILER

4797

bailif
BA'ILIF, n.[Heb.lord,chief.] In England, an officer appointed by the sheriff. Bailiffs are either ...

4798

bailiwick
BA'ILIWICK, n.[bailli, an officer, see bailiff.]The precincts in which a bailiff has jurisdiction; ...

4799

bailment
BA'ILMENT, n. [from bail.]A delivery of goods, in trust, upon a contract, expressed or implied, ...

4800

bailor
BA'ILOR, n. One who delivers goods to another in trust, for some particular purpose.

4801

bailpiece
BA'ILPIECE, n. A slip of parchment or paper containing a recognizance of bail above or bail to the ...

4802

bairn
BAIRN

4803

bait
BAIT, n.1. Any substance for food, proper to be used or actually used, to catch fish, or other ...

4804

baited
BA'ITED, pp. Furnished with bait; allured; tempted.2. Fed, or refreshed, on the road.3. Harassed ...

4805

baiting
BA'ITING, ppr. Furnishing with bait; tempting; alluring.2. Feeding; refreshing at an inn.3. ...

4806

baize
BAIZE, n. A coarse woolen stuff, with a long nap, sometimes frized on one side, without wale, ...

4807

bake
BAKE, v.t.141. To heat, dry and harden, as in an oven or furnace, or under coals of fire; to dress ...

4808

baked
BA'KED, pp. Dried and hardened by heat; dressed in heat; as baked meat.

4809

bakehouse
BA'KEHOUSE, n. [bake and house.] A house or building for baking.

4810

bakemeats
BA'KEMEATS, n. Meats prepared for food in an oven. Gen.xl.

4811

baken
BA'KEN, pp. The same as baked, and nearly obsolete.

4812

baker
BA'KER, n. One whose occupation is to bake bread, biscuit, &c.

4813

baker-foot
BA'KER-FOOT, n. An ill-shaped or distorted foot.

4814

baker-legged
BA'KER-LEGGED, a. One who has crooked legs, or legs that bend inward at the knees.

4815

bakery
BA'KERY, n. The trade of a baker.2. A place occupied with the business of baking bread, &c.

4816

baking
BA'KING, ppr. Drying and hardening in heat; dressing or cooking in a close place, or in heat.

4817

balan
BAL'AN, n. A fish of a beautiful yellow, variegated with orange, a species of wrasse, caught on ...

4818

balance
BAL'ANCE, n. [L.bilanx, bis, twice, and lanz, a dish, the double dish.]1. A pair of scales, for ...

4819

balance-reef
BAL'ANCE-REEF, n. A reef band that crosses a sail diagonally, used to contract it in a storm.

4820

balanced
BAL'ANCED, pp. Charged with equal weights; standing on an equipoise, regulated so as to be equal; ...

4821

balancer
BAL'ANCER,n. The person who weighs, or who uses a balance.2. A member of an insect useful in ...

4822

balancing
BAL'ANCING, ppr. Charging with equal weights; being in a state of equipoise; bringing to a state ...

4823

balanite
BAL'ANITE, n. A fossil shell of the genus Balanus.

4824

balas
BAL'AS, n. A variety of spinel ruby, of a pale rose red, or inclining to orange. Its crystals are ...

4825

balass
BAL'ASS

4826

balcony
BAL'CONY, n. In architecture, a frame of wood, iron or stone, in front of a house or other ...

4827

bald
BALD, a. bauld. 1. Destitute of hair, especially on the top and back of the head.2. Destitute of ...

4828

balda-chin
BALD'A-CHIN,

4829

baldaquin
BALD'AQUIN, n. In architecture, a building in form of a canopy, supported by columns, and often ...

4830

balderdash
BALD'ERDASH, n. Mean, senseless prate; a jargon of words; ribaldry; anything jumbled together ...

4831

baldlly
BALDL'LY, adv. Nakedly; meanly; inelegantly; openly.

4832

baldness
BALD'NESS, n. Want of hair on the top and back of the head; loss of hair; meanness or inelegance ...

4833

baldpate
BALD'PATE, n. A pate without hair.

4834

baldpated
BALD'PATED, a. Destitute of hair; shorn of hair.

4835

baldrick
BALD'RICK, n. [L.balleus, a belt, and rick, rich. See these words.]1. A girdle, or richly ...

4836

bale
BALE, n.[Heb. to bind, to pledge, and its derivative.]1. A bundle or package of goods in a cloth ...

4837

balearic
BALEAR'IC, a. [Gr. to throw, because the inhabitants were good slingers.]Pertaining to the isles of ...

4838

baleful
BA'LEFUL, a.[See Bale.] Woeful; sad; sorrowful; full of grief; producing misery; as, a baleful ...

4839

balefully
BA'LEFULLY, adv. Sorrowfully; perniciously; in a calamitous manner.

4840

balister
BALIS'TER, n. [L.balista, from Gr.to throw.] A cross bow.

4841

balize
BALIZE, n. A sea-mark; a pole raised on a bank.

4842

balk
BALK, n. bauk.1. A ridge of land, left unplowed, between furrows, or at the end of a field.2. A ...

4843

balked
BALK'ED, pp. Plowed in ridges between furrows, as in American husbandry.2. Frustrated; ...

4844

balker
BALK'ER, n. One who balks. In fishery, balkers are persons who stand on rocks and eminences to ...

4845

balking
BALK'ING, ppr. Plowing in ridges; frustrating.

4846

ball
BALL, n.[L. pila; A ball may signify a mass from collecting, or it may be that which is driven, ...

4847

ballad
BAL'LAD, n. A song; originally, a solemn song of praise; but now a meaner kind of popular ...

4848

ballad-maker
BAL'LAD-MAKER, n. A maker or composer of ballads.

4849

ballad-monger
BAL'LAD-MONGER, n. [See Monger] A dealer in writing ballads.

4850

ballad-singer
BAL'LAD-SINGER, n. One whose employment is to sing ballads.

4851

ballad-style
BAL'LAD-STYLE, n. The air or manner of a ballad.

4852

ballad-tune
BAL'LAD-TUNE, n. The tune of a ballad.

4853

ballad-writer
BAL'LAD-WRITER, n. A composer of ballads.

4854

ballader
BAL'LADER, n. A writer of ballads.

4855

balladry
BAL'LADRY, n. The subject or style of ballads.

4856

ballarag
BAL'LARAG, v.t. To bully; to threaten. [Not in use.]

4857

ballast
BAL'LAST, n.1. Heavy matter, as stone, sand or iron, laid on the bottom of a ship or other vessel, ...

4858

ballasted
BAL'LASTED, pp. Furnished with ballast; kept steady by a counterpoising force.

4859

ballasting
BAL'LASTING, ppr. Furnishing with ballast; keeping steady.BAL'LASTING, n. Ballast; that which is ...

4860

ballated
BAL'LATED, a. Sung in a ballad. [Little used.]

4861

ballatoon
BALLATOON', n. A heavy luggage boat employed on the rivers about the Caspian Lake.

4862

ballatry
BAL'LATRY, n. A song; a jig.

4863

ballaustine
BALLAUS'TINE, n. The wild pomegranate tree.

4864

ballet
BAL'LET, n.201. A kind of dance; an interlude; a comic dance, consisting of a series of several ...

4865

balliage
BAL'LIAGE, or more correctly bailage. n.A small duty paid to the city of London by aliens, and even ...

4866

balliards
BALLIARDS. [See Billiards.]

4867

ballister
BALLISTER. [See Baluster.]

4868

ballistic
BALLIS'TIC, a. [L. balista, an engine to throw stones, or shoot darts, from Gr.to throw or shoot.] ...

4869

ballistics
BALLIS'TICS, n. The science or art of throwing missive weapons, by the use of an engine. The ...

4870

balloen
BAL'LOEN, n. A state barge of Siam, made of a single piece of timber, very long, and managed with ...

4871

balloon
BALLOON', n.1. In general, any spherical hollow body.2. In chimistry, a round vessel with a short ...

4872

ballot
BAL'LOT, n.1. A ball used in voting. Ballots are of different colors; those of one color give an ...

4873

ballot-box
BAL'LOT-BOX, n. A box for receiving ballots.

4874

ballotade
BAL'LOTADE

4875

ballotation
BALLOTA'TION, n. A voting by ballot. [Little used.]

4876

balm
B'ALM, n. bam.1. The sap or juice of trees or shrubs remarkable odoriferous or aromatic.2. Any ...

4877

balmy
B'ALMY, a. Having the qualities of balm; aromatic.2. Producing balm; as the balmy tree.3. ...

4878

balneal
BAL'NEAL, a. [L.balneum.] Pertaining to a bath.

4879

balneary
BAL'NEARY, n. [L.balnearium, from balneum.]A bathing room.

4880

balneation
BALNEA'TION, n. The act of bathing.

4881

balneatory
BAL'NEATORY, a. Belonging to a bath or stove.

4882

balotade
BAL'OTADE, n. In the menage, a leap of pillars, or upon a strait line, so that when his fore feet ...

4883

balsam
BAL'SAM, n. [L.balsamum.] An oily, aromatic, resinous substance, flowing spontaneously or by ...

4884

balsam-sweating
BAL'SAM-SWEATING, a. Yielding balsam.

4885

balsamation
BALSAMA'TION, n. The act of rendering balsamic.

4886

balsami-cal
BALSAM'I-CAL, a. Having the qualities of balsam; stimulating; unctuous; soft; mitigating; mild.

4887

balsamic
BALSAM'IC

4888

balsamine
BAL'SAMINE, n. touch-me-not, or Impatiens, a genus of plants.

4889

baltic
BALT'IC, n. [From balte, belt, from certain straits or channels, surrounding its isles, called ...

4890

baluster
BAL'USTER, n. [L. palus; Eng.pole,pale. This is corrupted into bannister, which I have ...

4891

balustered
BAL'USTERED, a. Having balusters.23

4892

balustrade
BAL'USTRADE, n. A row of balusters,joined by a rail, serving as a fence or inclosure, for altars, ...

4893

bam
BAM or BEAM, as an initial syllable in names of places, signifies wood; implying that the place ...

4894

bamboo
BAM'BOO, n. A plant of the reed kind, or genus Arundo, growing in the East Indies, and in some ...

4895

bamboozle
BAMBOO'ZLE, v.t. To confound; to deceiving; to play low tricks. [ A low word.]

4896

bamboozler
BAMBOO'ZLER, n. A cheat; one who plays low tricks.

4897

ban
BAN, n.1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory. In ...

4898

banana
BAN'ANA, n. A species of the genus Musa, or plantain tree, and its fruit. It rises 15 or 20 feet ...

4899

band
BAND, n.[See Bind and Bend.]1. A fillet; a cord; a tie; a chain; any narrow ligament with which a ...

4900

bandage
BAND'AGE, n. A fillet, roller, or swath, used in dressing and binding up wounds, restraining ...

4901

bandana
BANDAN'A, n. A species of silk handkerchief.

4902

bandbox
BAND'BOX, n. A slight paper box for bands, caps, bonnets, muffs, or other light articles.

4903

banded
BAND'ED, pp. Bound with a band; united in a band.

4904

bandelet
BAND'ELET, n. Any little band or flat molding, as that which crowns the Doric architrave.

4905

bander
BAND'ER, n. One that bands or associates with others.

4906

banderet
BAND'ERET, n. [from band.] In Swisserland, a general in chief of military forces.

4907

bandian
BAN'DIAN, n. The seed of a tree in China, which smells like anise seeds; used by the Chinese and ...

4908

bandied
BAND'IED, pp. Beat or tossed to and fro; agitated; controverted without ceremony.

4909

banding
BAND'ING, ppr. Binding with a band; uniting in a band or company.

4910

bandit
BAN'DIT, n.plu. BAN'DITS or BANDIT'TI, An outlaw; also in a general sense, a robber; a highwayman; ...

4911

bandle
BAN'DLE, n. An Irish measure of two feet in length.

4912

bandlet
BAND'LET

4913

bandog
BAN'DOG, n, A large species of dog.

4914

bandoleers
BANDOLEE'RS, n. A large leathern belt, thrown over the right shoulder, and hanging under the left ...

4915

bandon
BAN'DON, n. Disposal; license. [Not in use.]

4916

bandore
BAN'DORE, n. A musical stringed instrument, like a lute.

4917

bandrol
BAND'ROL, n. 1. A little flag or streamer, in form of a guidon, used to be hung on the masts of ...

4918

bandstring
BAND'STRING, n. A string appendant to a band.

4919

bandy
BAND'Y, n. [L.pando.] A club for striking a ball at play.BAND'Y, v.t. To beat to and fro, as a ...

4920

bandy-legged
BAND'Y-LEGGED, a. Having crooked legs.

4921

bandying
BAND'YING, ppr. Beating, impelling or tossing from one to another; agitating in controversy ...

4922

bane
BANE, n.[Gr. is to kill; in L. venenum is poison.]Poison of a deadly quality; hence, any fatal ...

4923

baneberry
BA'NEBERRY, n. A name of the herb christopher, actaea, or aconitum racemosum.

4924

baneful
BA'NEFUL, a. Poisonous; pernicious; destructive.

4925

banefully
BA'NEFULLY, adv. Perniciously; destructively.

4926

banefulness
BA'NEFULNESS, n. Poisonousness; destructiveness.

4927

bang
BANG, v.t. 1. To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to thump; to cudgel. [A low word.]2. To beat or ...

4928

bangle
BAN'GLE, v.t. To waste by little and little; to squander carelessly.

4929

banian
BAN'IAN, n. A man's undress or morning gown, as worn by the Banians in the E. Indies.2. A Gentoo ...

4930

banish
BAN'ISH, v.t.1. To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the prince ...

4931

banished
BAN'ISHED, pp. Compelled to leave one's country; driven away.

4932

banisher
BAN'ISHER, n. One who compels another to quit his country.

4933

banishing
BAN'ISHING, ppr. Compelling to quit one's country; driving away.

4934

banishment
BAN'ISHMENT, n. The act of a prince or government, compelling a citizen to leave his country, ...

4935

bank
BANK, n. [Bank and bench are radically the same word. The sense is, that which is set, laid or ...

4936

bank-bill
BANK-BILL

4937

bank-note
BANK-NOTE, n. A promissory note, issued by a banking company, signed by their President and ...

4938

bank-stock
BANK-STOCK, n. A share or shares in the capital stock of a bank.

4939

bankable
BANK'ABLE, a. Receivable at a bank, as bills; or discountable, as notes. [Of recent origin.]

4940

banked
BANK'ED, pp. Raised in a ridge or mound of earth; inclosed, or fortified with a bank.

4941

banker
BANK'ER, n. One who keeps a bank; one who trafficks in money, receives and remits money, ...

4942

banking
BANK'ING, ppr. Raising a mound or bank; inclosing with a bank. When we speak of restraining ...

4943

bankrupt
BANK'RUPT, n. [Eng.rout,defeat. This may signify bench-broken, or bank-broken; most probably the ...

4944

bankrupt-law
BANK'RUPT-LAW, n. A law, which, upon a bankrupt's surrendering all his property to commissioners ...

4945

bankrupt-system
BANKRUPT-SYSTEM, n. A system of laws and legal proceedings in regard to bankrupts and their ...

4946

bankruptcy
BANK'RUPTCY, n. The state of being a bankrupt, or insolvent; inability to pay all debts.2. The ...

4947

bankrupted
BANK'RUPTED, pp. Rendered insolvent.29

4948

bankrupting
BANK'RUPTING, ppr. Breaking in trade; rendering insolvent.

4949

banner
BAN'NER, n. [L.pannus.]1. A square flag; a military ensign; the principal standard of a prince or ...

4950

bannered
BAN'NERED, a. Furnished with or bearing banners. Shield the strong foes, and rake the bannered ...

4951

banneret
BAN'NERET, n. A knight made in the field. Bannerets formerly constituted an order of knights or ...

4952

bannerol
BAN'NEROL, [See Bandrol.]

4953

bannock
BAN'NOCK, n. A cake made of oatmeal or peas-meal, baked on an iron plate over the fire; used in ...

4954

banoy
BAN'OY, n. A species of hawk, somewhat larger than the English sparrow hawk; the back and wings ...

4955

banquet
BAN'QUET, n. A feast; a rich entertainment of meat and drink. Esther v. Job xli. Amos vi.

4956

banquet-house
BAN'QUET-HOUSE, n. A house where entertainments are made. Cant.xxiv. Dan v.

4957

banqueted
BAN'QUETED, pp. Feasted; richly entertained at the table.

4958

banqueter
BAN'QUETER, n. A feaster; one who lives deliciously.2. One who makes feasts, or rich ...

4959

banqueting
BAN'QUETING, ppr. Feasting; entertaining with rich fare.2. Partaking of rich fare.BAN'QUETING, n. ...

4960

banqueting-house
BAN'QUETING-HOUSE

4961

banqueting-room
BAN'QUETING-ROOM, n. A saloon, or spacious hall for public entertainments.

4962

banquette
BANQUETTE or BANQUET, n. banket. In fortification, a little raised way or foot bank, running ...

4963

banshee
BAN'SHEE or BEN'SHI, n. An Irish fairy.

4964

banstickle
BAN'STICKLE, n. A small fish, called also stickle-back. This fish falls under the genus ...

4965

banter
BAN'TER, v.t. [Gr. to mock, or deride.] To play upon in words and in good humor; to rally; to ...

4966

bantered
BAN'TERED, pp. Rallied; laughed at in good humor.

4967

banterer
BAN'TERER, n. One who banters, or laughs at with pleasantry.

4968

bantering
BAN'TERING, ppr. Joking; laughing at with good humor.

4969

bantling
BANT'LING, n. A young child; an infant.

4970

baptism
BAP'TISM, n. [Gr. to baptize.]1. The application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ...

4971

baptismal
BAPTIS'MAL, a. Pertaining to baptist; as a baptismal vow.

4972

baptist
BAP'TIST, n. One who administers baptism. This appellation is 31appropriately given to John, the ...

4973

baptistery
BAP'TISTERY, n. [L. baptisterium.] A place where the sacrament of baptism is administered. ...

4974

baptistic
BAPTIS'TIC

4975

baptistical
BAPTIS'TICAL, a. Pertaining to baptism.

4976

baptize
BAPTI'ZE, v.t. [See Baptism.] To administer the sacrament of baptism to; to christen. By some ...

4977

baptized
BAPTI'ZED, pp. Having received baptism; christened.

4978

baptizer
BAPTI'ZER, n. One who christens, or administers baptism.

4979

baptizing
BAPTI'ZING, ppr. Administering baptism to; christening.

4980

bar
B'AR, n. [If these words are the Eng.bar, the sense is a shoot, that which shoots, passes or is ...

4981

barb
B'ARB, n. [L.barba; This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots ...

4982

barbadoes-cherry
BARBA'DOES-CHERRY, n. The Malpighia, a tree growing in the W. Indies, fifteen feet high and ...

4983

barbarian
BARBA'RIAN, n. [L. barbarus;. The sense is, foreign, wild, fierce.]1. A man in his rude, savage ...

4984

barbaric
BARBAR'IC, a. [L. barbaricus. See Barbarian. The Romans applied this word to designate things ...

4985

barbarity
BARBAR'ITY, n. [See Barbarian.] The manners of a barbarian; savageness; cruelty; ferociousness; ...

4986

barbarize
B'ARBARIZE, v.t. To make barbarous. Hideous changes have barbarized France.

4987

barbarous
B'ARBAROUS, a. Uncivilized; savage; unlettered; untutored; ignorant; unacquainted with arts; ...

4988

barbarously
B'ARBAROUSLY, adv. In the manner of a barbarian; ignorantly; without knowledge or arts; contrary ...

4989

barbarousness
B'ARBAROUSNESS, n. Rudeness or incivility of manners.2. Impurity of language.3. Cruelty; ...

4990

barbary
B'ARBARY, n. A barbary horse; a barb.

4991

barbastel
B'ARBASTEL, n. A bat with hairy lips.

4992

barbate
B'ARBATE

4993

barbated
B'ARBATED, a. [L. barbatus, from barba. See Barb.]In botany, bearded; also gaping or ringent. ...

4994

barbe
B'ARBE. In the military art, to fire in barbe, is to fire the cannon over the parapet, instead of ...

4995

barbecue
B'ARBECUE, n. In the West Indies, a hog roasted whole. It is, with us, used for an ox or perhaps ...

4996

barbed
B'ARBED, pp. [See Barb.]1. Furnished with armor; as barbed steeds.2. Bearded; jagged with hooks or ...

4997

barbel
B'ARBEL, n. [L. barba.]1. A fish of the genus Cyprinus, of the order of abdominals. The mouth is ...

4998

barber
B'ARBER, n. One whose occupation is to shave men, or to shave and dress hair.B'ARBER, v.t. To ...

4999

barber-chirurgeon
B'ARBER-CHIRURGEON, n. One who joins the practice of surgery with that of a barber; a practice now ...

5000

barber-monger
B'ARBER-MONGER, n. A man who frequents the barber's shop, or prides himself in being dressed by a ...

5001

barberness
B'ARBERNESS, n. A female barber. [Not used.]

5002

barberry
B'ARBERRY, n. [L. berberis.]1. A plant of the genus berberis, common in hedges; called in ...

5003

barbet
B'ARBET, n. A name given by some French writers to a peculiar species of those worms which feed on ...

5004

bard
B'ARD, n. 1. A poet and a singer among the ancient Celts; one whose occupation was to compose and ...

5005

barded
B'ARDED, a. In heraldry, a caparisoned.

5006

bardesanists
BARDES'ANISTS, n. A sect of heretics, who sprung from Bardesanes, of Edessa, in Mesopotamia, in ...

5007

bardic
B'ARDIC, a. Pertaining to bards, or to their poetry.

5008

bardish
B'ARDISH, a. Pertaining to bards; written by a bard.

5009

bardism
B'ARDISM, n. The science of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.

5010

bare
BARE, a. [This word is from opening, separating, stripping.]1. Naked, without covering; as, the ...

5011

barebone
BA'REBONE, n. [See Bone.] A very lean person.

5012

bareboned
BA'REBONED, a. Lean, so that the bones appear, or rather so that the bones show their forms.

5013

bared
BA'RED, pp. Made bare; made naked.

5014

barefaced
BA'REFACED, pp. [See Face.]1. With the face uncovered; not masked.2. Undisguised; unreserved; ...

5015

barefacedly
BA'REFACEDLY, adv. Without disguise or reserve; openly; impudently.

5016

barefacedness
BA'REFACEDNESS, n. Effrontery; assurance; audaciousness.

5017

barefoot
BA'REFOOT, a. [See Foot.]With the feet bare; without shoes and stockings. 2 Sam.xv. Isaiah ...

5018

barefooted
BA'REFOOTED, a. Having the feet bare.

5019

baregnawn
BA'REGNAWN, a. [See Gnaw.] Eaten bare.

5020

bareheaded
BA'REHEADED, [See Head.] Having the head uncovered, either from respect or other cause.

5021

bareheadedness
BAREHEADEDNESS, n. State of being bareheaded.

5022

barelegged
BA'RELEGGED, a. Having the legs bare.

5023

barely
BA'RELY, adv. Nakedly; poorly; indigently; without decoration; merely; only; without any thing ...

5024

barenecked
BA'RENECKED, a. Having the neck uncovered; exposed.

5025

bareness
BA'RENESS, n. Nakedness; leanness; poverty; indigence; defect of clothes, or the usual covering.

5026

barepicked
BA'REPICKED, a. Picked to the bone.

5027

bareribbed
BA'RERIBBED, a. Lean.

5028

bargain
B'ARGAIN, n. An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which ...

5029

bargainee
BARGAINEE', n. The party in a contract who receives or agrees to receive the property sold.

5030

bargainer
B'ARGAINER, n. The party in a contract who stipulates to sell and convey property to another.

5031

barge
B'ARGE, n. barj. [Barge, and bark or barque, a ship, are radically one word.]1. A pleasure boat; a ...

5032

barge-couples
B'ARGE-COUPLES, n. In architecture, a beam mortised into another, to strengthen the building.

5033

barge-course
B'ARGE-COURSE, n. In bricklaying, a part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal ...

5034

bargeman
B'ARGEMAN, n. The man who manages a barge.

5035

bargemaster
B'ARGEMASTER, n. The proprietor of a barge, conveying goods for hire.

5036

barger
B'ARGER, n. The manager of a barge.

5037

barilla
BARIL'LA, n. A plant cultivated in Spain for its ashes, from which the purest kind of mineral ...

5038

baritone
BAR'ITONE, [See Barytone.]

5039

barium
BAR'IUM, n. The metallic basis of baryte or baryta, which is an oxyd of barium.

5040

bark
B'ARK, n. [Probably from stripping, separating.]1. The rind or exterior covering of a tree, ...

5041

bark-bared
B'ARK-BARED, a. Stripped of the bark.

5042

bark-bound
B'ARK-BOUND, a. Having the bark too firm or close, as with trees. This disease is cured by ...

5043

bark-galled
B'ARK-GALLED, a. Having the bark galled, as with thorns. This defect is cured by binding on clay.

5044

barked
B'ARKED, pp. Stripped of the bark; peeled; also covered with bark.

5045

barker
B'ARKER, n. One who barks, or clamors unreasonably; one who strips trees of their bark.

5046

barking
B'ARKING, ppr. Stripping off bark; making the noise of dogs; clamoring; covering with bark.

5047

barky
B'ARKY, a. Consisting of bark; containing bark.

5048

barley
B'ARLEY, n. [L. far; Heb. bar,corn.] A species of valuable grain, used especially for making malt, ...

5049

barley-brake
B'ARLEY-BRAKE, n. A rural play; a trial of swiftness.

5050

barley-broth
B'ARLEY-BROTH, N. A low word for strong beer.

5051

barley-corn
B'ARLEY-CORN, n. [See Corn.] A grain of barley;; the third part of an inch in length; hence ...

5052

barley-mow
B'ARLEY-MOW, n. A mow of barley, or the place where barley is deposited.

5053

barley-sugar
B'ARLEY-SUGAR, n. Sugar boiled till it is brittle, formerly with a decoction of barley.

5054

barley-water
B'ARLEY-WATER, n. A decoction of barley, which is reputed soft and lubricating, and much used in ...

5055

barm
B'ARM, n. [L, fermentum, from ferveo; or beer-rahm, beer cream.]Yeast; the scum rising upon beer, ...

5056

barmy
B'ARMY, a. Containing barm, or yeast.

5057

barn
BARN, n.[Eng.born.] A child. [Little used in English.]

5058

barnacle
B'ARNACLE, n. [L.perna, a shell-fish.]1. A shell which is often found on the bottoms of ships, ...

5059

barolite
BAR'OLITE, n. [Gr.weight, and a stone.] Carbonate of baryte. Its color is usually a light ...

5060

barom
BAROM,'ETER, n. [Gr.weight, and measure.]An instrument for measuring the weight or pressure of the ...

5061

barometrical
BAROMET'RICAL, a. Pertaining or relating to the barometer; made by a barometer; as barometrical ...

5062

barometrically
BAROMET'RICALLY, adv. By means of a barometer.

5063

baron
BAR'ON, n. [L.vir, is doubtless the Shemitic, a man, so named from strength.]1. In Great Britain, ...

5064

baronage
BAR'ONAGE, n. The whole body of barons or peers.2. The dignity of a baron.3. The land which ...

5065

baroness
BAR'ONESS, n. A baron's wife or lady.

5066

baronet
BAR'ONET, n. A dignity or degree of honor, next below a baron, and above a knight;; having ...

5067

baronial
BARO'NIAL, a Pertaining to a baron.

5068

barony
BAR'ONY, n. The lordship, honor, or fee of a baron, whether spiritual or temporal. This lordship ...

5069

baroscope
BAR'OSCOPE, n. [Gr.weight, and to view.] An instrument to show the weight of the atmosphere; ...

5070

baroscopic
BAROS'COP'IC, a. Pertaining to or determined by the baroscope.

5071

baroselenite
BAROSEL'ENITE, n. [Gr.weight, or heavy, and selenite.]A mineral; sulphate of baryte; heavy spar.

5072

barque
BARQUE, n. A small ship; but appropriately, a ship which carries three masts without a mizen top ...

5073

barra
BAR'RA, n. In Portugal and Spain, a long measure for cloths. In Valencia, 13 barras make 12 6/7 ...

5074

barracada
BARRACA'DA, n. A fish, about fifteen inches in length, of a dusky color on the back, and a white ...

5075

barracan
BAR'RACAN, n. A thick, strong stuff, something like camelot; used for clokes, surtouts,and other ...

5076

barrack
BAR'RACK, n. A hut or house for soldiers, especially in garrison. In Spain, a hut or cabin for ...

5077

barrack-master
BAR'RACK-MASTER, n. The officer who superintends the barracks of soldiers.

5078

barracuda
BARRACU'DA, n. A species of fish of the pike kind, found in the seas about the Bahamas and ...

5079

barrator
BAR'RATOR, n. [L. ferto; Eng.barter. See Barter.]1. One who frequently excites suits at law; a ...

5080

barratrous
BARRATROUS, a. Tainted with barratry.

5081

barratrously
BARRATROUSLY, adv. In a barratrous manner.

5082

barratry
BAR'RATRY, n. The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels.2. In commerce, any ...

5083

barre
BAR'RE, n. Weights used in the E.Indies. The great bahar, for weighing pepper, cloves, ...

5084

barred
B'ARRED, pp. Fastened with a bar; hindered; restrained; excluded; forbid; striped; checkered.

5085

barrel
BAR'REL, n.1. A vessel or cask, of more length than breadth, round and bulging in the middle, made ...

5086

barrel-bellied
BAR'REL-BELLIED, a. [See Belly.] Having a large belly.

5087

barreled
BAR'RELED, pp. 1. Put or packed in a barrel.2. In composition, having a barrel or tube; as a ...

5088

barrelling
BAR'RELLING, ppr. Putting or packing in a barrel.

5089

barren
BAR'REN, a. [from the same root as bare.]1. Not producing young, or offspring; applied to ...

5090

barrenly
BAR'RENLY, adv. Unfruitfully.

5091

barrenness
BAR'RENNESS, adv. The quality of not producing its kind; want of the power of conception; applied ...

5092

barrenwort
BAR'RENWORT, n. [See Wort.] A plant, constituting the genus Epimedium, of which the alpinum is the ...

5093

barrful
B'ARRFUL, a. Full of obstructions.

5094

barricade
BARRICA'DE, n.1. A fortification made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or any thing ...

5095

barricado
BARRICA'DO. The same as barricade.

5096

barrier
BAR'RIER. [See bar]1. In fortification, a kind of fence made in a passage or retrenchment, ...

5097

barring
B'ARRING, ppr. Making fast with a bar; obstructing; excluding; preventing; prohibiting; crossing ...

5098

barrister
BAR'RISTER, n. [from bar.] A counselor, learned in the laws, qualified and admitted to please at ...

5099

barrow
BAR'ROW, n.1. A light small carriage. A hand-barrow is a frame covered in the middle with boards, ...

5100

barse
B'ARSE, n. An English name for the common perch.

5101

barshot
B'ARSHOT, n. [See Bar and Shoot.] Double headed shot, consisting of a bar, with a half ball or ...

5102

barter
B'ARTER, v.i. [L.vario,vertol Class Br.] To traffick or trade, by exchanging one commodity for ...

5103

bartered
B'ARTERED,pp. Given in exchange.

5104

barterer
B'ARTERER, n. One who trafficks by exchange of commodities.

5105

bartering
B'ARTERING, ppr. Trafficking or trading by an exchange of 46commodities.

5106

bartery
B'ARTERY, n. Exchange of commodities in trade. [Not used.]

5107

barton
B'ARTON, n. The demain lands of a manor; the manor itself; and sometimes the out-houses.

5108

bartram
B'ARTRAM, n. [L. pyrethrum.] A plant; pellitory.

5109

barystrontianite
BARYSTRON'TIANITE, n. [Gr.heavy and strontian.] A mineral, called also stromnite, from Stromness, ...

5110

baryta
BARY'TA

5111

baryte
BAR'YTE, n. [Gr.heavy; weight.] Ponderous earth; so called from its great weight, it being the ...

5112

barytic
BARY'TIC, a. Pertaining to baryte; formed of baryte, or containing it.

5113

baryto-calcite
BARYTO-CAL'CITE, n. [baryte and calx. See Cals.]A mixture of carbonate of lime with sulphate of ...

5114

barytone
BARY'TONE, a. [Gr. heavy, and tone.] Pertaining to or noting a grave deep sound,or male voice.

5115

basal
BA'SAL, a. Pertaining to the base; constituting the base.

5116

basalt
BASALT', n. bazalt'. [Pliny informs us that the Egyptians found in Ethiopia, a species of marble, ...

5117

basaltic
BASALT'IC, a. Pertaining to basalt; formed of or containing basalt.

5118

basaltiform
BASALT'IFORM, a. In the form of basalt; columnar.

5119

basaltine
BASALT'INE, n. Basaltic Hornblend; a variety of common hornblend, so called from its being often ...

5120

basanite
BAS'ANITE, n. [Gr. the trier. Plin.Lib.36. Ca.22. See Basalt.]Lydian stone, or black jasper; a ...

5121

base
BASE, a.1. Low in place. Obs.2. Mean; vile; worthless; that is, low in value or estimation; used ...

5122

base-born
BA'SE-BORN, a. [base and born.] Born out of wedlock.2. Born of low parentage.493. Vile; mean.

5123

base-court
BA'SE-COURT, n. [See Court.]The back yard, opposed to the chief court in front of a house; the ...

5124

base-minded
BA'SE-MINDED, a. Of a low spirit or mind; mean.

5125

base-mindedness
BA'SE-MINDEDNESS, n. Meanness of spirit.

5126

base-string
BA'SE-STRING, n. The lowest note.

5127

base-viol
BA'SE-VIOL, n. [See Viol.] A musical instrument, used for playing the base or gravest part.

5128

based
BA'SED, pp. Reduced in value; founded.

5129

baseless
BA'SELESS, a. Without a base; having no foundation, or support. The baseless fabric of a vision. ...

5130

basely
BA'SELY, adv. In a base manner; meanly; dishonorable.2. Illegitimately; in bastardy.

5131

basement
BA'SEMENT, n. In architecture, the ground floor, on which the order or columns which decorate the ...

5132

baseness
BA'SENESS, n. Meanness; vileness; worthlessness.2. Vileness of metal; the quality of being of ...

5133

basenet
BA'SENET, n. A helmet.

5134

bash
BASH, v.i. [Heb.bosh, to be cast down, or confounded. See Abash.]To be ashamed; to be confounded ...

5135

bashaw
BASHAW', n. [This word is often written most absurdly pasha, both by the English and Americans. ...

5136

bashful
BASH'FUL, a. [See Bash and Abash.]1. Properly, having a downcast look; hence very modest.2. ...

5137

bashfully
BASH'FULLY, adv. Very modestly; in a timorous manner.

5138

bashfulness
BASH'FULNESS, n. Excessive or extreme modesty; a quality of mind often visible in external ...

5139

bashless
BASH'LESS, a Shameless; unblushing.

5140

basil
BAS'IL, n. s as z. The slope or angle of a tool or instrument as of a chisel or plane; usually of ...

5141

basil-weed
BAS'IL-WEED, n. Wild basil, a plant of the genus Clinopodium.

5142

basilar
BAS'ILAR

5143

basilary
BAS'ILARY, a. s as z. [See Basilic.]Chief; an anatomical term applied to several bones, and to an ...

5144

basilic
BAS'ILIC, n. s as z. [L. basilica; Gr. a king.]Anciently, a public hall or court of judicature, ...

5145

basilical
BASIL'ICAL, a. Belonging to the middle vein of the arm.2. Noting a particular nut, the walnut, ...

5146

basilicon
BASIL'ICON, n. s as z. [Gr.royal.]An ointment. This name is given to several compositions in ...

5147

basilisk
BAS'ILISK, n. s as z. [L. basiliscus.]1. A fabulous serpent, called a cockatrice, and said to be ...

5148

basin
BA'SIN, n. basn.1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other ...

5149

basis
BA'SIS, n. plu.bases. [L.and Gr.; the same as base, which see.]1. The foundation of any thing; ...

5150

bask
B'ASK, v.i. [The origin of this word is not obvious.]To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial ...

5151

basked
B'ASKED, pp. Exposed to warmth, or genial heat.

5152

basket
B'ASKET, n. 1. A domestic vessel made of twigs, rushes,splinters or other 52flexible things ...

5153

basket-fish
B'ASKET-FISH, n. A species of sea-star, or star-fish, of the genus Asterias, and otherwise called ...

5154

basket-hilt
B'ASKET-HILT, n. [See Hilt.] A hilt which covers the hand, and defends it from injury, as of a ...

5155

basket-hilted
B'ASKET-HILTED, a. Having a hilt of basket-work.

5156

basket-salt
B'ASKET-SALT, n. Salt made from salt-springs, which is purer, whiter and finer, than common brine ...

5157

basket-woman
B'ASKET-WOMAN, n. A woman who carries a basket, to and from market.

5158

basking
B'ASKING, ppr. Exposing or lying exposed to the continued action of heat or genial warmth.

5159

basking-shark
B'ASKING-SHARK, n. The sun-fish of the Irish; a species of squalus or shark. This fish is from ...

5160

basquish
B'ASQUISH, a. baskish. Pertaining to the people or language of Biscay.

5161

bass
B'ASS, n. [It has no plural.] The name of several species of fish. In England, this name is given ...

5162

bass-relief
BASS-RELIE'F, n. In English, base-relief. [See Lift and Relief.]Sculpture, whose figures do not ...

5163

bass-viol
BASS-VIOL, n. [See Base-viol]

5164

bassa
BAS'SA [See Bashaw.]

5165

basset
BAS'SET, n. A game at cards, said to have been invented at Venice, by a nobleman, who was banished ...

5166

basseting
BAS'SETING, ppr. Having a direction upwards.BAS'SETING, n. The upward direction of a vein in a ...

5167

basso-concertante
BASSO-CONCERTANTE, in music, is the base of the little chorus, or that which plays throughout the ...

5168

basso-continuo
BASSO-CONTINUO, thorough base, which see under base.

5169

basso-relievo
BASSO-RELIEVO. [See Bass-relief.]

5170

basso-repieno
BASSO-REPIENO, is the base of the grand chorus, which plays only occasionally, or in particular ...

5171

basso-violino
BASSO-VIOLINO, is the base of the base-viol.

5172

bassock
BAS'SOCK, n. The same as bass, a mat.

5173

bassoon
BASSOON', n. A musical wind instrument, blown with a reed, and furnished with eleven holes, which ...

5174

bassoonist
BASSOON'IST, n. A performer on the bassoon.

5175

bast
B'AST, n. A rope or cord, made of the bark of the lime tree, bass-wood or linden; or the bark made ...

5176

bastard
B'ASTARD, n. A natural child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate or ...

5177

bastardism
B'ASTARDISM, n. The state of a bastard.

5178

bastardize
B'ASTARDIZE, v.t. To make or prove to be a bastard; to convict of being a bastard; to declare ...

5179

bastardly
B'ASTARDLY, adv. In the manner of a bastard; spuriously.

5180

bastards
B'ASTARDS, an appellation given to a faction or troop of bandits, who ravaged Guienne in France in ...

5181

bastardy
B'ASTARDY, n. A state of being a bastard, or begotten and born out of lawful wedlock, which ...

5182

bastarnic
BASTARN'IC, a. Pertaining to the Basternae, ancient inhabitants of the Carpathian ...

5183

bastas
BAS'TAS, n. An India cloth or plain muslin. That of Surat is said to be the best.

5184

baste
BASTE, v.t. 1. To beat with a stick.2. To drip butter or fat upon meat, as it turns upon the ...

5185

basted
BASTED, pp. Beat with a stick; moistened with fat or other matter in roasting; sewed together with ...

5186

bastile
BAS'TILE, n. An old castle in Paris, built between 1369 and 1383, used as a state prison, and ...

5187

bastinade
BASTINA'DE

5188

bastinado
BASTINA'DO, n. [See Baste.] A sound beating with a stick or cudgel; the blows given with a stick ...

5189

basting
BASTING, ppr. Beating with a stick; moistening with dripping; sewing together with long ...

5190

bastion
BAS'TION, n. bas'chun. A huge mass of earth, usually faced with 56sods, sometimes with brick, or ...

5191

basto
BAS'TO, n. The ace of clubs at quadrille.

5192

baston
BAS'TON, or BATOON', n. In architecture, a round molding in the base of a column; called also a ...

5193

bat
BAT, n. 1. A heavy stick or club; a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the ...

5194

batable
BA'TABLE, a. [See Bate and Debate.] Disputable. The land between England and Scotland, which, ...

5195

batatas
BATA'TAS, n. A species of tick or mite, found on the potatoes of Surinam. Also the Peruvian name ...

5196

batavian
BATA'VIAN, a. [from Batavi, the people who inhabited the isle.]Pertaining to the isle of Betaw in ...

5197

batch
BATCH, n. [from bake.]1. The quantity of bread baked at one time; a baking of bread.2. Any ...

5198

bate
BATE, n. [It is probably from the root of beat. See Debate.]Strife; contention; retained in ...

5199

bate-breeding
BATE-BREEDING, a. Breeding strife. [Not used.]

5200

bateau
BATEAU, n. batto'. [L. batillum.] A light boat, long in proportion to its breadth, and wider in ...

5201

bateful
BA'TEFUL, a. Contentious; given to strife; exciting contention.

5202

bateless
BA'TELESS, a. Not to be abated.

5203

batement
BA'TEMENT, n. Abatement; deduction; diminution. [Bate, with its derivatives, is, I believe, ...

5204

batenists
BAT'ENITES, BAT'ENISTS, or BATE'NIANS, n. A sect of apostates from Mohammedism, who professed the ...

5205

batenites
BAT'ENITES, BAT'ENISTS, or BATE'NIANS, n. A sect of apostates from Mohammedism, who professed the ...

5206

batfowler
BAT'FOWLER, n. One who practices,or is pleased with bat-fowling.

5207

batfowling
BAT'FOWLING, n. A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating ...

5208

batful
BAT'FUL, a. [See Batten.] Rich, fertile, as land. [Not in use.]

5209

bath
B'ATH, n. 1. A place for bathing; a convenient vat or receptacle of water for persons to plunge ...

5210

bath-room
B'ATH-ROOM, n. An apartment for bathing.

5211

bathe
BATHE, v.t.1. To wash the body, or some part of it, by immersion, as in a bath; it often differs ...

5212

bathed
BA'THED, pp. Washed as in a bath; moistened with a liquid; bedewed.

5213

bather
BA'THER, n. One who bathes; one who immerses himself in water, or who applies a liquid to himself ...

5214

bathing
BA'THING, ppr. Washing by immersion, or by applying a liquid; moistening; fomenting.BA'THING, n. ...

5215

bathing-tub
BA'THING-TUB, n. A vessel for bathing, usually made either of wood or tin. In the Royal Library at ...

5216

bathos
BA'THOS, n. The art of sinking in poetry.

5217

bating
BA'TING, ppr. [from bate.] Abating; taking away; deducting; excepting. Children have few ideas, ...

5218

batinist
BAT'INIST. [See Batenites.]

5219

batist
BAT'IST, n. A fine linen cloth made in Flanders and Picardy, of three different kinds or ...

5220

batlet
BAT'LET, n. [from bat.] A small bat, or square piece of wood with a handle, for beating linen ...

5221

batman
BAT'MAN, n. A weight used in Smyrna, of six okes, each of 400 drams; equal to 16 lbs.6 ox. 15 dr. ...

5222

baton
BATOON' or BAT'ON, n. A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors.

5223

batoon
BATOON' or BAT'ON, n. A staff or club; a marshal's staff; a truncheon; a badge of military honors.

5224

batrachite
BAT'RACHITE, n. [Gr.a frog.] A fossil or stone in color resembling a frog.

5225

batrachomyomachy
BAT'RACHOMYOM'ACHY, n. [Gr.a frog, a mouse, and a battle.]The battle between the frogs and mice; a ...

5226

batracian
BATRA'CIAN, a. [Gr.a frog.] Pertaining to frogs; an epithet designating an order of animals, ...

5227

battable
BAT'TABLE, a. Capable of cultivation. [Not in use.]

5228

battailant
BAT'TAILANT, n. [See Battle.] A combatant. [Not used.]

5229

battailous
BAT'TAILOUS, a. [See Battle.] Warlike; having the form or appearance of an army arrayed for ...

5230

battalia
BATTAL'IA, n. [See Battle.]1. The order of battle; troops arrayed in their proper ...

5231

battalion
BATTAL'ION, n. [See Battle.] A body of infantry, consisting of from 500 to 800 men; so called ...

5232

battalioned
BATTAL'IONED, a. Formed into battalions.

5233

battel
BAT'TEL, n. [See Battle.] In law, wager of battle, a species of trial for the decision of causes ...

5234

batteler
BAT'TELER

5235

battement
BAT'TEMENT, n. A beating; striking;; impulse. [Not in use.]

5236

batten
BAT'TEN, v.t. bat'n. [See Fat.]1. To fatten; to make fat; to make plump by plenteous feeding.2. ...

5237

batter
BAT'TER, v.t. [L. batuo, to beat. See Beat.]1. To beat with successive blows; to beat with ...

5238

battered
BAT'TERED, pp. Beaten; bruised, broken, impaired by beating or wearing.

5239

batterer
BAT'TERER, n. One who batters or beats.

5240

battering
BAT'TERING, ppr. Beating; dashing against; bruising or demolishing by beating.

5241

battering-ram
BAT'TERING-RAM, n. In antiquity, a military engine used to beat down the walls of besieged places. ...

5242

battery
BAT'TERY, n. [See Beat.]1. The act of battering, or beating.2. The instrument of battering.3. ...

5243

batting
BAT'TING, n. The management of a bat play.

5244

battish
BAT'TISH, a. [from bat, an animal.] Resembling a bat; as a battish humor.

5245

battle
BAT'TLE, n. [See Beat.] Owen supposes the Welsh batel, to be from tel, tight, stretched, compact, ...

5246

battle-array
BATTLE-ARRA'Y, n. [battle and array.] Array or order of battle; the disposition of forces ...

5247

battle-ax
BAT'TLE-AX

5248

battle-axe
BAT'TLE-AXE, n. An ax anciently used as a weapon of war. It has been used till of late years by ...

5249

battle-door
BAT'TLE-DOOR, n. bat'tl-dore. An instrument of play,with a handle and a flat board or palm, used ...

5250

battlement
BAT'TLEMENT, n. [This is said to have been bastillement, from bastille, a fortification.] A wall ...

5251

battlemented
BAT'TLEMENTED, a. Secured by battlements.

5252

battler
BAT'TLER , n. A student at Oxford.

5253

battling
BAT'TLING, n. Conflict.

5254

battologist
BATTOL'OGIST,n. [See Battology.] One that repeats the same thing in speaking or writing. [Little ...

5255

battologize
BATTOL'OGIZE, v.t. To repeat needlessly the same thing. [Little used.]

5256

battology
BATTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. from Barros, a garrulous person, and discourse.]A needless repetition of woods ...

5257

batton
BAT'TON, n. [from bat.] In commerce, pieces of wood or deal for flooring, or other purposes.

5258

battory
BAT'TORY, n. Among the Hans-Towns, a factory or magazine which the merchants have in foreign ...

5259

battulate
BAT'TULATE, v.t. To interdict commerce. [A word used by the Levant company.]

5260

battulation
BATTULA'TION,n. A prohibition of commerce.

5261

batty
BAT'TY, a. [from bat, an animal.] Belonging to a bat.

5262

batz
BATZ, n. A small copper coin with a mixture of silver,current in some parts of Germany and ...

5263

baubee
BAUBEE', n. In Scotland the North of England, a half penny.

5264

bauge
BAUGE, n. A drugget manufactured in Burgundy, with thread spun thick, and of coarse wool.

5265

baulk
BAULK [See Balk.]

5266

bavaroy
BAV'AROY, n. A king of cloke or surtout.

5267

bavin
BAV'IN, n. A stick like those bound up in faggots; a piece of waste wood. In war, brush, faggots.

5268

bawble
BAW'BLE, n. [ According to Spelman, baubella are gems or jewels.]A trifling piece of finery; a ...

5269

bawbling
BAWB'LING, a. Trifling; contemptible.

5270

bawcock
BAW'COCK, n. A fine fellow.

5271

bawd
BAWD,n. [Gr.,a procurer or procuress.]A procurer or procuress. A person who keeps a house of ...

5272

bawdily
BAWD'ILY, adv. Obscenely; lewdly.

5273

bawdiness
BAWD'INESS, n. Obscenity; lewdness.

5274

bawdrick
BAWD'RICK, n. [See Baldrick.] A belt.

5275

bawdry
BAWD'RY, n. [See Bawd.] The abominable practice of procuring women for the gratification of ...

5276

bawdy
BAWD'Y, a. Obscene; filthy, unchaste; applied to language.

5277

bawdy-house
BAWD'Y-HOUSE, a. A house of lewdness and prostitution.

5278

bawl
BAWL, v.i. [L. balo, to bleat; Heb. the blast of a trumpet;to weep, to wail. These all coincide ...

5279

bawled
BAWL'ED, pp. Proclaimed by outcry.

5280

bawler
BAWLER, n. One who bawls.

5281

bawling
BAWL'ING, ppr. Crying aloud.BAWL'ING,n. The act of crying with a loud sound.

5282

bawn
BAWN, n. An inclosure with mud or stone walls for keeping cattle; a fortification. [Not used.]

5283

bawrel
BAW'REL, n. A kind of hawk.

5284

bawsin
BAW'SIN, n. A badger.

5285

baxterian
BAXTE'RIAN, a. Pertaining to Baxter, a celebrated English divine; as the Baxterian scheme.

5286

bay
BAY, a. [L.badius. Blass Bd.] Red, or reddish, inclining to a chestnut color; applied to the ...

5287

bay-salt
BAY-SALT, is salt which crystallizes or receives its consistence from the heat of the sun or action ...

5288

bay-window
BAY-WINDOW, n. A window jutting out from the wall, as in shops.

5289

bay-yarn
BAY-YARN, n. A denomination sometimes used promiscuously with woolen yard.

5290

bayard
BA'YARD, n. [bay and ard, kind.]1. A bay horse.2. An unmannerly beholder.

5291

bayardly
BA'YARDLY, a. Blind; stupid.

5292

bayed
BA'YED, a. Having bays, as a building.

5293

bayonet
BA'YONET, n. A short pointed instrument of iron or broad dagger, formerly with a handle fitted to ...

5294

bays
BAYS, or BAYZE. [See Baize.]

5295

baza
BAZ'A , n. A long, fine spun cotton from Jerusalem, whence it is called Jerusalem cotton.

5296

bazar
BAZ'AR,n. Among the Turks and Persians, an exchange, market-place, or place where goods are ...

5297

bazat
BAZ'AT

5298

bbarbacan
B'BARBACAN, n. 1. A fortification or outer defense to a city or castle, consisting of an ...

5299

bbarbarism
B'BARBARISM, n. [L. Barbarisums. See Barbarian.]1. An offense against purity of style or ...

5300

bdellium
BDEL'LIUM, n. [ Bochard and Parkhurst translate it, pearl. Gen.2. But it is doubtful whether the ...

5301

be
BE, v.i. substantive, ppr.being; pp.been.[The sense is to stand, remain or be fixed; hence to ...

5302

beach
BEACH, n. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the tide and waves; the strand. ...

5303

beached
BE'ACHED, a. Exposed to the wares; washed by the tide and waves.

5304

beachy
BE'ACHY, a. Having a beach or beaches.

5305

beacon
BE'ACON, n. beekn.1. A signal erected on a long pole, upon an eminence, consisting of a pitch ...

5306

beaconage
BE'ACONAGE, n. Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon.

5307

bead
BEAD, n. 1. A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn about the neck, for ...

5308

bead-maker
BE'AD-MAKER,n. One who makes beads. In French, paternostrier is one who makes, strings, and sells ...

5309

bead-proof
BE'AD-PROOF, a. Spirit is bead-proof, when, after being shaken, a crown of bubbles will stand, for ...

5310

bead-roll
BE'AD-ROLL, n. Among Catholics, a list or catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls, they ...

5311

bead-tree
BE'AD-TREE, n. The azederach, a species of Melia, a native of the Indies, growing about 20 feet ...

5312

beadle
BE'ADLE, n. 1. A messenger or crier of a court; a servitor; one who cites persons to appear and ...

5313

beadleship
BE'ADLESHIP, n. The office of a beadle.

5314

beads-man
BE'ADS-MAN, n. A man employed in praying, generally in praying for another.

5315

beads-woman
BE'ADS-WOMAN, n. A praying woman; a woman who resides in an alms-house.

5316

beagle
BE'AGLE, n. [Gr. a pygmy.]A small hound, or hunting dog. Beagles are of different sorts; as the ...

5317

beak
BEAK, n. [Eng. peak,pike, &c. The sense is, a shoot, or a point, from thrusting; and this word is ...

5318

beaked
BE'AKED, a. Having a beak; ending in a point, like a beak.

5319

beaker
BE'AKER, n. A cup or glass.

5320

beakiron
BE'AKIRON, n. A bickern; an iron tool, ending in a point,used by blacksmiths.

5321

beal
BEAL, n. [See Boil] A pimple; a whelk; a small inflammatory tumor, a pustule.BEAL v.i. To gather ...

5322

beam
BEAM, n. [We see by the Gothic, that the word belongs to Class Bg. It properly signifies the ...

5323

beam-bird
BE'AM-BIRD, n. In Yorkshire, England, the petty chaps, a species of Motacilla; called in ...

5324

beam-tree
BE'AM-TREE, n. A species of wild service.The Crataegus Aria.

5325

beaming
BE'AMING, ppr. Emitting rays of light or beams.BE'AMING, n. Radiation; the emission or darting of ...

5326

beamless
BE'AMLESS, a. Emitting no rays of light.

5327

beamy
BE'AMY, a. Emitting rays of light; radiant; shining.1. Resembling a beam in size and weight; ...

5328

bean
BEAN, n. A name given to several kinds of pulse, or leguminous seeds, and the plants producing ...

5329

bean-caper
BE'AN-CAPER, n. A plant, a species of zygophyllum, a native of warm climates.

5330

bean-cod
BE'AN-COD, n. A small fishing vessel or pilot boat, used in the rivers of Portugal. It is sharp ...

5331

bean-fed
BE'AN-FED, a. Fed with beans.

5332

bean-fly
BE'AN-FLY, n. A beautiful fly, of a pale purple color,found on bean flowers, produced from a maggot ...

5333

bean-goose
BE'AN-GOOSE, n. A species of Anas; a migratory bird, which arrives in England in autumn, and ...

5334

bear
BEAR, v.t. pret.bore; pp. born,borne. [L. fero, pario, porto. The primary sense is to throw out, ...

5335

bear-baiting
BEAR-BAITING, n. The sport of baiting bears with dogs.

5336

bear-berry
BEAR-BERRY, n. A plant, a species of Arbutus.

5337

bear-bind
BEAR-BIND, n. A species of bind weed, or Convolvulus.

5338

bear-cloth
BEAR-CLOTH

5339

bear-fly
BEAR-FLY, An insect.

5340

bear-garden
BEAR-GARDEN, n. A place where bears are kept for diversion.BEAR-GARDEN, a. Rude; turbulent; as ...

5341

bear-whelp
BEAR-WHELP, n. The whelp of a bear.

5342

beard
BEARD, n. berd. [L.barba.] 1. The hair that grows on the chin,lips and adjacent parts of the ...

5343

bearded
BEARD'ED, a. berd'ed. Having a beard, as a man. Having parallel hairs or tufts of hair, as the ...

5344

bearding
BEARD'ING, ppr. berd'ing. Taking by the beard; opposing to the face.

5345

beardless
BEARD'LESS, a. berd'less. Without a beard; young; not having arrived to manhood. In botany, not ...

5346

beardlessness
BEARD'LESSNESS, n. The state or quality of being destitute of beard.

5347

bearer
BEARER, n. [See Bear.] One who bears, sustains, or carries; a carrier, especially of a corpse to ...

5348

bearherd
BEARHERD, n. [bear and herd.] A man that tends bears.

5349

bearing
BEARING, ppr. Supporting; carrying; producing.

5350

bearing-cloth
BEARING-CLOTH, N. A cloth in which a new born child is covered when carried to church to be ...

5351

bearish
BEARISH, a. Partaking of the qualities of a bear.

5352

bearlike
BEARLIKE, a. Resembling a bear.

5353

bearn
BEARN,n. a. A child. In Scotland, bairn.

5354

bears-breech
BEAR'S-BREECH, n. Brank-ursine or Acanthus, a genus of plants.

5355

bearward
BEARWARD, n. A keeper of bears.

5356

beast
BEAST, n. [L. bestia. See Boisterous.]1. Any four footed animal, which may be used for labor, ...

5357

beastish
BEASTISH, a. Like a beast; brutal.

5358

beastlike
BE'ASTLIKE, a. Like a beast; brutal.

5359

beastliness
BE'ASTLINESS, n. [from beastly.] Brutality; coarseness, vulgarity; filthiness; a practice contrary ...

5360

beastly
BE'ASTLY, a. Like a beast; brutal; coarse; filthy; contrary to the nature and dignity of man.1. ...

5361

beat
BEAT, v.t. pret. beat; pp. beat, beaten. [L. batuo. See Abate.]1. To strike repeatedly; to lay on ...

5362

beaten
BE'ATEN, pp. Struck; dashed against; pressed or laid down; hammered; pounded; vanquished; make ...

5363

beater
BE'ATER, n. One who beats, or strikes; one whose occupation is to hammer metals.1. An instrument ...

5364

beater-up
BE'ATER-UP, n. One who beats for game; a sportsman's term.

5365

beath
BEATH, v.t. To bathe. [Not in use.]

5366

beatific
BEATIF'IC

5367

beatifical
BEATIF'ICAL, a. [L. beatus, blessed, from beo, to bless, and facio, to make. See Beatify.]That has ...

5368

beatifically
BEATIF'ICALLY, adv. In such a manner as to complete happiness.

5369

beatification
BEATIFICA'TION, n. In the Romish church, an act of the Pope by which he declares a person ...

5370

beatify
BEAT'IFY, v.t. [L. beatus, happy, from beo, to bless, and facio, to make.]1. To make happy; to ...

5371

beating
BE'ATING, ppr. Laying on blows; striking; dashing against; conquering; pounding; sailing against ...

5372

beatitude
BEAT'ITUDE, n. [L. beatitudo, from beatus, beo. See Beatify.]1. Blessedness; felicity of the ...

5373

beau
BEAU, n. bo. plu. beaux, boze.[L. bellus.]A man of dress; a fine, gay man; one whose great care is ...

5374

beau-monde
BEAU-MONDE, n. bomond'. The fashionable world; people of fashion and gaiety.

5375

beauish
BEAUISH, a. bo'ish. Like a beau; foppish; fine.

5376

beauteous
BEAU'TEOUS, a. bu'teous. [See Beauty.] Very fair; elegant in form; pleasing to the sight; ...

5377

beauteously
BEAU'TEOUSLY, adv. bu'teously. In a beauteous manner; in a manner pleasing to the sight; ...

5378

beauteousness
BEAU'TEOUSNESS, n. bu'teousness. The state or quality of being beauteous; beauty.

5379

beautifier
BEAU'TIFIER, n. bu'tifier. He or that which makes beautiful.

5380

beautiful
BEAU'TIFUL, a. bu'tiful. [beauty and full.]1. Elegant in form, fair,having the form that pleases ...

5381

beautifully
BEAU'TIFULLY, adv. bu'tifully. In a beautiful manner.

5382

beautifulness
BEAU'TIFULNESS, n. bu'tifulness. Elegance of form; beauty; the quality of being beautiful.

5383

beautify
BEAU'TIFY, v.t. bu'tify. [beauty and L. facio.]To make or render beautiful; to adorn; to deck; to ...

5384

beauty
BEAU'TY, n. bu'ty.1. An assemblage of graces, or an assemblage of properties in the form of the ...

5385

beauty-spot
BEAU'TY-SPOT, n. bu'ty-spot. A patch; a foil, a spot placed on the face to heighten beauty.

5386

beauty-waning
BEAU'TY-WANING, a. Declining in beauty.

5387

beaver
BE'AVER, n. [L.fiber.]1. An amphibious quadruped, of the genus Castor. It has short ears, a ...

5388

beavered
BE'AVERED, a. Covered with or wearing a beaver.

5389

bebleed
BEBLEE'D, v.t [be and bleed.] To make bloody. Obs.

5390

beblood
BEBLOOD'

5391

bebloody
BEBLOOD'Y, v.t. [be and blood.] To make bloody. Obs.

5392

beblot
BEBLOT', v.t. [be and blot.] To blot; to stain. Obs.

5393

beblubbered
BEBLUB'BERED, a. [be and blubber.] Foul or swelled with weeping.

5394

becabunga
BECABUN'GA, n. Brooklime speedwell; veronica becabunga; a plant common in ditches and shallow ...

5395

becafi-co
BECAFI-CO, n. [See Beak.] A fig-pecker; a bird like a nightingale which feeds on figs and grapes.

5396

becalm
BECALM, v.t. becam. [be calm. See Calm.]1. To still; to make quiet; to appease; to stop, or ...

5397

becalmed
BECALMED, pp. becamed. Quieted; appeased.1. a. Hindered from motion or progress by a calm; as a ...

5398

becalming
BECALMING, ppr. becaming. Appeasing; keeping from motion or progress. BECALMING, n. becaming. A ...

5399

became
BECA'ME, pret. of become [See Become.]

5400

because
BECAUSE, becauz' a compound word. [ See By and Cause.]By cause, or by the cause; on this account; ...

5401

bechance
BECH'ANCE, v.i. [be, by, and chance.] To befall; to happen to.

5402

becharm
BECH'ARM, v.t. [be and charm.] To charm; to captivate.

5403

bechic
BE'CHIC, n. [Gr.a cough.] A medicine for relieving coughs, synonymous with pectoral, which is now ...

5404

beck
BECK, n. A small brook. Gray. Heb. a brook or rivulet; in the sense of flowing, as tears, ...

5405

becked
BECK'ED, pp. Called or notified by a nod.

5406

becket
BECK'ET, n. A thing used in ships to confine loose ropes, tackles or spars; as a large hook, a ...

5407

becking
BECK'ING, ppr. Nodding significantly; directing by a nod.

5408

beckon
BECK'ON, v.t. bek'n. [See Beck.]To make a sign to another, by nodding, winking, or a motion of the ...

5409

beckoned
BECK'ONED, pp. Having a sign made to.

5410

beckoning
BECK'ONING, ppr. Making a significant sign, as a hint.

5411

beclip
BECLIP', v.t. To embrace. [Not in use.]

5412

becloud
BECLOUD', v.t. [See Cloud.] To cloud; to obscure; to dim.

5413

become
BECOME, v.i. becum'. pret. became, pp. become.1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into ...

5414

becoming
BECOM'ING,ppr., but used rarely or never except as an adjective. Fit; suitable; congruous; proper; ...

5415

becomingly
BECOM'INGLY, adv. After a becoming or proper manner.

5416

becomingness
BECOM'INGNESS, n. Fitness, congruity; propriety; decency; gracefulness arising from fitness.

5417

becripple
BECRIP'PLE, v.t. [See Cripple.] To make lame; to cripple [Little used.]

5418

becurl
BECURL', v.t. To curl. [Not used.]

5419

bed
BED, n. [The sense is a lay or spread, from laying or setting.]1. A place or an article of ...

5420

bed-clothes
BED'-CLOTHES, n. plu. [bed and clothes.]Blankets, or coverlets, &c.,for beds.

5421

bed-hangings
BED-HANGINGS, n. Curtains.

5422

bedabble
BEDAB'BLE, v.t. [be and dabble.] To wet; to sprinkle Bedabbled with the dew.

5423

bedabbled
BEDAB'BLED, pp. Wet; sprinkled.

5424

bedabbling
BEDAB'BLING, ppr. Wetting; sprinkling.

5425

bedaff
BEDAFF', v.t. To make a fool of. [Not in use.]

5426

bedaggle
BEDAG'GLE, v.t. [be and daggle.] To soil, as clothes, by drawing the ends in the mud, or ...

5427

bedaggled
BEDAG'GLED, pp. Soiled by reaching the mud in walking; bespattering.

5428

bedare
BEDA'RE, v.t. [be and dare.] To dare; to defy. [Not used.]

5429

bedark
BEDARK', v.t. [be and dark.] To darken. [Not used.]

5430

bedash
BEDASH', v.t. [be and dash.] To wet, by throwing water, or other liquor upon; to bespatter, with ...

5431

bedashed
BEDASH'ED, pp. Bespattered with water or other liquid.

5432

bedashing
BEDASH'ING, ppr. Bespattering; dashing water upon, or other liquid.

5433

bedaub
BEDAUB', v.t. [be and daub.] To daub over; to besmear with viscous, slimy matter; to soil with any ...

5434

bedaubed
BEDAUB'ED, pp. Daubed over; besmeared.

5435

bedaubing
BEDAUB'ING, ppr. Daubing over; besmearing.

5436

bedazzle
BEDAZ'ZLE, v.t. [be and dazzle.] To confound the sight by too strong a light; to make dim by ...

5437

bedazzled
BEDAZ'ZLED, pp. Having the sight confounded by too strong a light.

5438

bedazzling
BEDAZ'ZLING, ppr. Confounding or making dim by a too brilliant luster.

5439

bedchamber
BED'CHAMBER, n. [bed and chamber.] An apartment or chamber intended or appropriated for a bed, or ...

5440

bedded
BED'DED, pp. Laid in a bed; inclosed as in a bed.

5441

bedder
BED'DER

5442

bedding
BED'DING, ppr. Laying in a bed; inclosing as in a bed.BED'DING, n. A bed and its furniture; a bed; ...

5443

bedeck
BEDECK', v.t. [be and deck.] To deck; to adorn; to grace.

5444

bedecked
BEDECK'ED, pp. Adorned; ornamented.

5445

bedecking
BEDECK'ING, ppr. Adorning; decking.

5446

bedehouse
BE'DEHOUSE, n. Formerly, a hospital or alms house, where the poor prayed for their founders and ...

5447

bedel
BE'DEL, n. An officer in the universities of England. [A peculiar orthography of beadle.]

5448

bedelry
BE'DELRY, n. The extent of a bedel's office.

5449

bedetter
BEDET'TER, n. [from bed.] The nether stone of an oil mill.

5450

bedew
BEDEW', v.t. [be and dew.] To moisten, as with dew; to moisten in a gentle manner with any liquid; ...

5451

bedewed
BEDEW'ED, pp. Moistened, as if with dew; gently moistened.

5452

bedewer
BEDEW'ER, n. That which bedews.

5453

bedewing
BEDEW'ING, ppr. Moistening gently, as with dew; wetting.

5454

bedewy
BEDEW'Y, a. Moist with dew. [Little used.]

5455

bedfellow
BED'FELLOW, n. [bed and fellow.] One who lies in the same bed.

5456

bedight
BEDI'GHT, v.t. bedi'te. [be and dight.] To adorn; to dress; set off with ornaments. [Little ...

5457

bedighted
BEDI'GHTED, pp. Adorned; set off with ornaments.

5458

bedighting
BEDI'GHTING, ppr. Adorning.

5459

bedim
BEDIM', v.t. [be and dim.] To make dim; to obscure or darken.

5460

bedimmed
BEDIM'MED, pp. Made dim; obscured.

5461

bedimming
BEDIM'MING, ppr. Making dim; obscuring; darkening.

5462

bedizen
BEDIZ'EN, v.t. bediz'n. [be and dizen.] To adorn; to deck; a low word.

5463

bedizened
BEDIZ'ENED, pp. Bedecked; adorned.

5464

bedizening
BEDIZ'ENING, ppr. Adorning.

5465

bedlam
BED'LAM, n. [Corrupted from Bethlehem, the name of a religious house in London, afterward converted ...

5466

bedlamite
BED'LAMITE, n. An inhabitant of a madhouse, a madman.

5467

bedmaker
BED'MAKER, n. [bed and maker.] One whose occupation is to make beds, as a college or university.

5468

bedmate
BED'MATE, n. [bed and mate.] A bedfellow.

5469

bedote
BEDO'TE, v.t. [be and dote.] To make to dote. [Not in use.]

5470

bedpost
BED'POST, n. [bed and post.] The post of a bedstead.

5471

bedpresser
BED'PRESSER, n. [bed and press.] A lazy fellow; one who loves his bed.

5472

bedraggle
BEDRAG'GLE, v.t. [be and draggle.] To soil, as garments which are suffered, in walking, to reach ...

5473

bedraggled
BEDRAG'GLED, pp. Soiled by reaching the dirt, in walking.

5474

bedraggling
BEDRAG'GLING, ppr. Soiling by drawing along in dirt or mud.

5475

bedrenched
BEDRENCH'ED, pp. Drenched; soaked.

5476

bedrenching
BEDRENCH'ING, ppr. Soaked; drenching.

5477

bedrid
BED'RID

5478

bedridden
BED'RIDDEN, a. [bed and ride.] Confined to the bed, by age or infirmity.

5479

bedrite
BED'RITE, n. [bed and rite.] The privilege of the marriage bed.

5480

bedroom
BED'ROOM, n. [bed and room.] A room or apartment intended or used for a bed; a lodging room.1. ...

5481

bedrop
BEDROP' v.t. [be and drop.] To sprinkle, as with drops.

5482

bedropped
BEDROP'PED, pp. Sprinkled as with drops; speckled; variegated with spots.

5483

bedside
BED'SIDE, n. The side of the bed.

5484

bedstaff
BED'STAFF, n. [bed and staff.] A wooden pin anciently inserted on the sides of bedsteads, to keep ...

5485

bedstead
BED'STEAD, n. bed'sted. [bed and stead.] A frame for supporting a bed.

5486

bedstraw
BED'STRAW, n. [bed and straw.] Straw laid under a bed to make it soft; also the name of a plant, ...

5487

bedswerver
BED'SWERVER, n. [bed and swerve.] One that swerves from his bed; that is one who is false and ...

5488

bedtime
BED'TIME, n. [bed and time.] The time to go to rest; the usual hour of going to bed.

5489

beduck
BEDUCK', v.t. [be and duck.] To duck; to put the head under water; to immerse.

5490

bedust
BEDUST', v.t. [be and dust.] To sprinkle, soil or cover with dust.

5491

bedward
BED'WARD, adv. [bed and ward.] Toward bed.

5492

bedwarf
BEDWARF', v.t. [be and dwarf.] To make little; to stunt or hinder growth.

5493

bedwork
BED'WORK, n. [bed and work.] Work done in bed, without toil of the hands or with ease.

5494

bedye
BEDY'E, v.t. [be and dye.] To dye; to stain.

5495

bedyed
BEDY'ED, pp. Dyed; stained.

5496

bee
BEE, n. An insect of the genus Apis. [See Apis.] The species are numerous, of which the honey-bee ...

5497

bee-bread
BEE'-BREAD, n. [bee and bread.] The pollen of flowers collected by bees, as food for their young. ...

5498

bee-eater
BEE'-EATER,n. [bee and eat.] A bird that feeds on bees. There are several species included in the ...

5499

bee-flower
BEE'-FLOWER, n. [bee and flower.] A plant; a species of Ophrys or twyblade, whose flowers ...

5500

beech
BEECH, n. [Gr. payos; L. fagus.] A tree arranged by Linne under the genus fagus, with the ...

5501

beech-coal
BEE'CH-COAL, n. [beech and coal.] Charcoal from beech wood.

5502

beech-oil
BEE'CH-OIL, n. [beech and oil.] Oil expressed from the mast or nuts of the beech-tree. It is ...

5503

beech-tree
BEE'CH-TREE, n. [beech and tree.] The beech.

5504

beechen
BEE'CHEN, a. bee'chn. Consisting of the wood or bark of the beech; belonging to the beech; as a ...

5505

beechmast
BEE'CHMAST, n. The fruit or nuts of the beech.

5506

beef
BEEF, n. [L. bos,bovis; Gr.Bous.]1. An animal of the bovine genus,whether ox, bull or cow; but ...

5507

beef-eater
BEE'F-EATER, n. [beef and eat.] One that eats beef.1. A yeoman of the guards, in England.2. The ...

5508

beef-steak
BEE'F-STEAK, n. [beef and steak.] A steak of slice of beef for broiling.

5509

beef-witted
BEE'F-WITTED, a.[beef and wit.] Dull in intellects; stupid; heavy-headed.

5510

beeld
BEELD, n. Protection; refuge. [Not in use.]

5511

been
BEEN, Part.perf. of be; pronounced bin. In old authors, it is also the present tense plural of ...

5512

beer
BEER, n. 1. A spirituous liquor made from any farinaceous grain; but generally from barley, which ...

5513

beer-barrel
BEE'R-BARREL, n. A barrel for holding beer.

5514

beer-house
BEE'R-HOUSE, n. A house where malt liquors are sold; an ale house.

5515

beestings
BEESTINGS, [See Biestings.]

5516

beet
BEET, n. [L. beta.] A plant of the genus Beta. The species cultivated in gardens are the cicla ...

5517

beet-radish
BEE'T-RADISH, n. A kind of beet, used for salad.

5518

beet-rave
BEET-RAVE

5519

beetle
BEE'TLE, n.1. A heavy mallet or wooden hammer,used to drive wedges, beat pavements, &c.; called ...

5520

beetle-brow
BEE'TLE-BROW, n. [beetle and brow.] A prominent brow.

5521

beetle-browed
BEE'TLE-BROWED, a. Having prominent brows.

5522

beetle-head
BEE'TLE-HEAD, n. [beetle and head.] A stupid fellow.

5523

beetle-headed
BEE'TLE-HEADED, a Having a head like a beetle; dull; stupid.

5524

beetle-stock
BEE'TLE-STOCK, n. [beetle and stock.] The handle of a beetle.

5525

beetling
BEE'TLING, ppr. Jutting; being prominent; standing out from the main body.

5526

beeves
BEEVES, n. plu. of beef. Cattle; quadrupeds of the bovine genus, called in England, black cattle.

5527

befall
BEFALL', v.t. pret. befell; part. befallen. To happen to; to occur to; as, let me know the worst ...

5528

befalling
BEFALL'ING,ppr. Happening to; occurring to; coming to pass.

5529

befell
BEFELL', pret. of befall.

5530

befit
BEFIT', v.t. [be and fit.] To suit; to be suitable to; to become. That name best befits ...

5531

befitting
BEFIT'TING, ppr. or a. Suiting; becoming.

5532

befoam
BEFOAM, v.t. [be and foam.] To cover with foam. [Little used.]

5533

befool
BEFOOL', v.t. [be and fool.] To fool; to infatuate; to delude or lead into error. Men ...

5534

befooled
BEFOOL'ED, pp. Fooled; deceived; led into error.

5535

befooling
BEFOOL'ING, ppr. Fooling; making a fool of; deceiving; infatuating.

5536

before
BEFO'RE, prep. [be and fore, that is by fore, near the fore part.]1. In front; on the side with ...

5537

before-time
BEFO'RE-TIME, adv. [before and time.] Formerly; of old time. 1 Sam.9. Josh 20.

5538

beforehand
BEFO'REHAND, adv. [before and hand.] In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed ...

5539

befortune
BEFOR'TUNE, v.t. [be and fortune.] To happen to; to betide.

5540

befoul
BEFOUL', v.t. To make foul; to soil.

5541

befriend
BEFRIEND, v.t. befrend'. [be and friend.] To favor; to act as a friend to; to countenance,aid or ...

5542

befriended
BEFRIEND'ED, pp. Favored; countenanced.

5543

befriending
BEFRIEND'ING, ppr. Favoring; assisting as a friend; showing kindness to.

5544

befringe
BEFRINGE, v.t. befrinj'. [be and fringe.] To furnish with a fringe; to adorn as with fringe.

5545

befringed
BEFRING'ED, pp. Adorned as with a fringe.

5546

beg
BEG , n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or country; more particularly, the lord of ...

5547

beget
BEGET', v.t. pret. begot, begat; pp. begot, begotten. 1. To procreate, as a father or sire; to ...

5548

begetter
BEGET'TER, n. One who begets or procreates; a father.

5549

beggable
BEG'GABLE, a. That may be begged.

5550

beggar
BEG'GAR, n. [See Beg.] One that lives by asking alms, or makes it his business to beg for ...

5551

beggar-maid
BEG'GAR-MAID,n. A maid that is a beggar.

5552

beggar-man
BEG'GAR-MAN, n. A man that is a beggar.

5553

beggar-woman
BEG'GAR-WOMAN, n. A female beggar.

5554

beggared
BEG'GARED, pp. Reduced to extreme poverty.

5555

beggaring
BEG'GARING, ppr. Reducing to indigence or a state of beggary.

5556

beggarliness
BEG'GARLINESS, n. The state of being beggarly; meanness; extreme poverty.

5557

beggarly
BEG'GARLY, a. Mean; poor; in the condition of a beggar; extremely indigent.

5558

beggary
BEG'GARY, n. A state of extreme indigence.

5559

begged
BEG'GED, pp. Entreated; supplicated; asked in charity.

5560

begging
BEG'GING, ppr. Asking alms; supplicating; assuming without proof.BEG'GING, n. The act of ...

5561

beghards
BEGHARDS'

5562

begilt
BEGILT', a. Gilded.

5563

begin
BEGIN', v.i. pret. began; pp. begun. [L.genero,gigno; Heb.to make ready, to adapt,prepare, ...

5564

beginner
BEGIN'NER, n. The person who begins; he that gives an original; the agent who is the cause; an ...

5565

beginning
BEGIN'NING, ppr. First entering upon; commencing; giving rise or original; taking rise or ...

5566

beginningless
BEGIN'NINGLESS, a. That hath no beginning. [A bad word and not used.]

5567

begird
BEGIRD, v.t. begurd. pret.begirt, begirded; pp. begirt. [be and gird.]1. To bind with a band or ...

5568

begirded
BEGIRD'ED

5569

begirding
BEGIRD'ING, ppr. Binding with a girdle; surrounding; besieging.

5570

begirt
BEGIRT, pp. Bound with a girdle; surrounded; inclosed; besieged.

5571

beglerbeg
BEG'LERBEG, n. [See Beg.] The governor of a province in the Turkis empire, next in dignity to the ...

5572

begnaw
BEGNAW', v.t. benaw'. To bite or gnaw, to eat away; to corrode; to nibble.

5573

begone
BEGONE. Go away; depart. These two words have been improperly united. Be retains the sense of a ...

5574

begored
BEGO'RED, a. [be and gore.] Besmeared with gore.

5575

begot
BEGOT', BEGOT'TEN, pp. of get. Procreated; generated.

5576

begotten
BEGOT', BEGOT'TEN, pp. of get. Procreated; generated.

5577

begrave
BEGRA'VE, v.t. To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Not used.]

5578

begrease
BEGRE'ASE, v.t. s as z. [be and grease.] To soil or daub with grease, or other oily matter.

5579

begrime
BEGRI'ME, v.t. [be and grime.] To soil with dirt deep-impressed, so that the natural hue cannot ...

5580

begrimed
BEGRI'MED, pp. Deeply soiled.

5581

begrudge
BEGRUDGE, v.t. begrudj'. [See Grudge.] To grudge; to envy the possession of.

5582

beguards
BEGUARDS', n. A religious order of St. Francis in Flanders, established at Antwerp in 1228, and so ...

5583

beguile
BEGUI'LE, v.t. begi'le. [be and guile.] To delude; to deceive; to impose on by artifice or craft. ...

5584

beguiled
BEGUI'LED, pp. Deluded; imposed on; misled by craft; eluded by stratagem; passed pleasingly.

5585

beguiler
BEGUI'LER, n. He or that which beguiles or deceives.

5586

beguiling
BEGUI'LING, ppr. Deluding; deceiving by craft; eluding by artifice, amusing.

5587

beguilty
BEGUIL'TY, v.t. To render guilty. A barbarous word.]

5588

beguin
BE'GUIN, n. The beguins are a congregation of nuns in Flanders, so called from their founder, or ...

5589

begun
BEGUN', pp. or begin. Commenced; originated.

5590

behalf
BEHALF, n. behaf. [See Behoof.]1. Favor; advantage; convenience, profit; support, defense, ...

5591

behappen
BEHAP'PEN, v.i. [be and happen.] To happen to.

5592

behave
BEHA'VE, v.t.1. To restrain; to govern; to subdue. He did behave his anger e'er 'twas spent.This ...

5593

behaved
BEHA'VED, pp. Conducted.

5594

behaving
BEHA'VING, ppr. Carrying; conducting.

5595

behavior
BEHA'VIOR, n. behavyur. [See Behave.]Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; conduct; manners; ...

5596

behead
BEHEAD', v.t. behed'. [be and head.]To cut off the head; to sever the head from the body, with a ...

5597

beheaded
BEHEAD'ED, pp. behed'ed. Having the head cut off.

5598

beheading
BEHEAD'ING, ppr. behed'ing. Severing the head from the body.BEHEAD'ING,n. behed'ing. The act of ...

5599

beheld
BEHELD', pret. and pp. of behold, which see.

5600

behemoth
BE'HEMOTH, n.]Heb. a beast or brute; from an Arabic vert, which signifies, to shut, to lie hid, to ...

5601

behen
BE'HEN, BEN, OR BEK'EN, n. A plant. The white behen is a species of Cucubalus, called Swedish ...

5602

behest
BEHEST', n. Command; precept; mandate.[Antiquated, except in poetry.]

5603

behight
BEHI'GHT, v.t. behite; pret. behot. To promise; to entrust; to call, or name; to command; to ...

5604

behind
BEHIND, prep.1. At the back of another; as, to ride behind a horseman.2. On the back part, at any ...

5605

behindhand
BEHINDHAND, a. [behind and hand.] In arrear; in an exhausted state; in a state in which rent or ...

5606

behold
BEHO'LD, v.t. pret. and pp. beheld' [L.observo, from servo, to keep.]1. To fix the eyes upon; to ...

5607

beholden
BEHO'LDEN, pp. or a. beholdn. [The participle of behold, to keep, guard, or bind. See ...

5608

beholder
BEHO'LDER, n. One who beholds; a spectator; one who looks upon, or sees.

5609

beholding
BEHO'LDING, ppr. Fixing the eyes upon; looking on; seeing.1. Fixing the attention; regarding with ...

5610

beholdingness
BEHO'LDINGNESS, n. The state of being obliged. [An error, and not in use.]

5611

behoney
BEHON'EY, v.t. To sweeten with honey.

5612

behoof
BEHOOF', n. 1. Radically, need, necessity; whence, by an easy analogy, the word came to signify ...

5613

behoovable
BEHOOV'ABLE, a. Needful; profitable.

5614

behoove
BEHOOVE, v.t. behoof'. To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to ...

5615

behooveful
BEHOOVEFUL, a. behoov'ful. Needful; useful; profitable; advantageous.

5616

behoovefully
BEHOOVEFULLY, adv. behoov'fully. Usefully, profitably.

5617

behot
BEHOT', pret. of behight.

5618

behove
BEHOVE, and its derivatives. [See Behoove.]

5619

behowl
BEHOWL', v.i. [be and howl.] To howl at. [Not used.]

5620

being
BE'ING, ppr. [See Be.] Existing in a certain state. Man, being in honor, abideth not. ...

5621

bejade
BEJA'DE, v.t. [be and jade.] To tire. [Not used.]

5622

bejape
BEJA'PE, v.t. To laugh at; to deceive. [Not used.]

5623

beken
BE'HEN, BEN, OR BEK'EN, n. A plant. The white behen is a species of Cucubalus, called Swedish ...

5624

bekiss
BEKISS', v.t. [be and kiss.] To kiss or salute. [Not in use.]

5625

beknave
BEKNA'VE, v.t. [be and knave.] To call knave. [Not used.]

5626

beknow
BEKNO'W, v.t. [be and know.] To acknowledge. [Not used.]

5627

belabor
BELA'BOR, v.t. [perhaps from be and labor; but in Russ. bulava is a club.] To beat soundly; to ...

5628

belace
BELA'CE, v.t. [be and lace.] To fasten, as with a lace or cord.1. To beat; to whip.

5629

belaced
BELA'CED, a. Adorned with lace.

5630

belamour
BEL'AMOUR, n. A gallant; a consort. [Not used.]

5631

belamy
BEL'AMY, n. A good friend; an intimate. [Not used.]

5632

belate
BELA'TE, v.t. [be and late.] To retard or make too late. [Not used.]

5633

belated
BELA'TED, a. [be and lated.] Benighted; abroad late at night.1. Too late for the hour appointed ...

5634

belatedness
BELA'TEDNESS, n. A being too late.

5635

belave
BELA'VE, v.t. [be and lave.] To wash. [Not used.]

5636

belawgive
BELAW'GIVE, v.t. To give a law to. [Barbarous and not used.]

5637

belay
BELA'Y, v.t. [This word is composed of be and lay, to lay to, lay by, or close. See Beleaguer.]1. ...

5638

belayed
BELA'YED,pp. Obstructed; ambushed; made fast.

5639

belaying
BELA'YING,ppr. Blocking up; laying an ambush; making fast.

5640

belch
BELCH, v.t.[Eng. bulge,bilge, bulk.]1. To throw or eject wind from the stomach with violence.2. ...

5641

belched
BELCH'ED, pp. Ejected from the stomach, or from a hollow place.

5642

belching
BELCH'ING, ppr. Ejecting from the stomach or any deep hollow place.BELCH'ING, n. Eructation.

5643

beldam
BEL'DAM, n.1. An old woman. Spenser seems to have used the word in its true sense for good ...

5644

beleaguer
BELE'AGUER, v.t. belee'ger. To besiege; to block up; to surround with an army, so as to preclude ...

5645

beleaguered
BELE'AGUERED, pp. Besieged.

5646

beleaguerer
BELE'AGUERER, n. One who besieges.

5647

beleaguring
BELE'AGURING, ppr. Besieging; blocking up.

5648

beleave
BELE'AVE, v.t. [be and leave.] To leave. [Not used.]

5649

belee
BELEE', v.t. [be and lee.] To place on the lee, or in a position unfavorable to the wind. [Not ...

5650

belemnite
BELEM'NITE, n. [Gr.a dart,or arrow, from the root of pello, to throw.]Arrow-head, or finger stone; ...

5651

beleper
BELEP'ER, v.t. To infect with leprosy. [Not used.]

5652

belfry
BEL'FRY, n. [L. belfredus.]1. Among military writers of the middle age, a tower erected by ...

5653

belgard
BELGARD', n. A soft look or glance. [Not used.]

5654

belgian
BEL'GIAN, a. [See Belgic.] Belonging to Belgica,or the Netherlands.BEL'GIAN, n. A native of ...

5655

belgic
BEL'GIC, a. [L.belgicus, from Belgae, the inhabitants of the Netherlands and the country bordering ...

5656

belial
BE'LIAL, n. As a noun, unprofitableness; wickedness. As an adjective, worthless; wicked. In a ...

5657

belibel
BELI'BEL, v.t. [be and libel.] To libel or traduce. [Not used.]

5658

belie
BELI'E, v.t. [be and lie. See Lie.]1. To give the lie to; to show to be false; to charge with ...

5659

belied
BELI'ED,pp. Falsely represented either by word or obvious evidence and indication; counterfeited; ...

5660

belief
BELIE'F, n. 1. A persuasion of the truth, or an assent of mind to the truth of a declaration, ...

5661

believabale
BELIE'VABALE, a. That may be believed; credible.

5662

believe
BELIE'VE, v.t. To credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth ...

5663

believed
BELIE'VED, pp. Credited; assented to, as true.

5664

believer
BELIE'VER, n. One who believes; one who gives credit to other evidence than that of personal ...

5665

believing
BELIE'VING, ppr. Giving credit to testimony or to other evidence than personal knowledge.

5666

believingly
BELIE'VINGLY, adv. In a believing manner.

5667

belike
BELI'KE, adv. [be and like.] Probably; likely; perhaps. [Nearly antiquated.]

5668

belikely
BELI'KELY, adv. Probably. [Not used.]

5669

belive
BELI'VE, adv. [See Live.] Speedily; quickly.

5670

bell
BELL, n. 1. A vessel or hollow body,used for making sounds. Its constituent parts are a barrel ...

5671

bell-flower
BELL'-FLOWER, n. [bell and flower.] A genus of plants, so named from the shape of the corol or ...

5672

bell-metal
BELL'-METAL, n. [bell and metal] A mixture of copper and tin, in the proportion of about ten parts ...

5673

bell-shaped
BELL'-SHAPED, a. [bell and shape.] Having the form of a bell.

5674

bell-wether
BELL'-WETHER, n. [bell and wether.] A wether or sheep which leads the flock, with a bell on his ...

5675

belladonna
BEL'LADONNA, n. A plant, a species of Atropa, or deadly nightshade.

5676

bellatrix
BEL'LATRIX, n. [L.] A ruddy, glittering star of the second magnitude, in the left shoulder of ...

5677

belle
BELLE, n. bel. [L.bellus.] A young lady. In popular use, a lady of superior beauty and much ...

5678

belled
BELL'ED, a. Hung with bells.

5679

belles-letters
BELLES-LETTERS, n. plu. bel' letter, or anglicized, bell-letters. Polite literature; a word of ...

5680

belligerent
BELLIG'ERENT, a. [L. belliger, warlike; belligero, to wage war; from bellum, war, and gero, to ...

5681

belligerous
BELLIG'EROUS, a. The same as belligerent. [Not used.]

5682

belling
BELL'ING, n. The noise of a roe in rutting time; a huntsman's term.1. Growing or forming like a ...

5683

bellipotent
BELLIP'OTENT, a. [L. bellum, war, and potens,powerful, bellipotens.]Powerful or mighty in war. ...

5684

bellique
BELLIQUE, a. bellee'k. War-like. [Not used.]

5685

belllibone
BELL'LIBONE, n. A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness. [Not in use.]

5686

bellon
BEL'LON, n. A disease, attended with languor and intolerable griping of the bowels, common in ...

5687

bellona
BELLO'NA, n. [from L. bellum,war.] The goddess of war.

5688

bellow
BEL'LOW, v.i. [L.balo.] 1. To make a hollow, loud noise, as a bull; to make a loud outcry; to ...

5689

bellowing
BEL'LOWING, ppr. Making a loud hollow sound, as a bull, or as the roaring of billows.BEL'LOWING, n. ...

5690

bellows
BEL'LOWS, n. sing.and plu.[L.bulga] An instrument, utensil or machine for blowing fire, either in ...

5691

bellows-fish
BEL'LOWS-FISH, n. The trumpet-fish, about four inches long, with a long snout; whence its name.

5692

belluine
BEL'LUINE, a. [L. belluinus, brom bellua, a beast.] Beastly; pertaining to or like a beast; ...

5693

belly
BEL'LY, n. 1. That part of the human body which extends from the breast to the thighs, containing ...

5694

belly-ache
BEL'LY-ACHE,n. [belly and ache.] Pain in the bowels; the colic.

5695

belly-band
BEL'LY-BAND, n. A band that encompasses the belly of a horse, and fastens the saddle; a girth.

5696

belly-bound
BEL'LY-BOUND, a. Diseased in the belly, so as to be costive, and shrunk in the belly.

5697

belly-cheer
BEL'LY-CHEER, n. Good cheer, [Not used.]

5698

belly-fretting
BEL'LY-FRETTING, n. The chafing of a horse's belly, with a fore girt.1. A violent pain in a ...

5699

belly-god
BEL'LY-GOD, n. [belly and god.] A glutton; one who makes a god of his belly; that is, whose great ...

5700

belly-pinched
BEL'LY-PINCHED, a. [See Pinch.] Starved; pinched with hunger.

5701

belly-slave
BEL'LY-SLAVE, n. A slave to the appetite.

5702

belly-timber
BEL'LY-TIMBER, n. [See Timber.[ Food; that which supports the belly.

5703

belly-worm
BEL'LY-WORM, n. [See Worm.] A worm that breeds in the belly or stomach.

5704

bellyful
BEL'LYFUL, n. [belly and full.] As much as fills the belly, or satisfies the appetite. In ...

5705

bellying
BEL'LYING, ppr. Enlarging capacity; swelling out,like the belly.

5706

belock
BELOCK', v.t. To lock or fasten as with a lock.

5707

belomancy
BEL'OMANCY, n. [Gr.an arrow, and divination.]A kind of divination, practiced by the ancient ...

5708

belone
BELO'NE, n. [Gr. a needle.] The gar, garfish,or sea-needle, a species of Esox. It grows to the ...

5709

belong
BELONG', v.i.1. To be the property of; as, a field belongs to Richard Roe; Jamaica belongs to ...

5710

belonging
BELONG'ING, ppr. Pertaining; appertaining; being the property of; being a quality of; being the ...

5711

beloved
BELOV'ED, ppr. [be and loved, from love. Belove, as a verb, is not used.] Loved; greatly loved; ...

5712

below
BELOW, prep. [be and low] Under in place; beneath; not so high; as, below the moon; below the ...

5713

belowt
BELOWT', v.t. [See Lowt.] To treat with contemptuous language. [Not in use.]

5714

belswagger
BEL'SWAGGER, n. A lewd man.

5715

belt
BELT, n. [L.balteus.] 1. A girdle; a band,usually of leather, in which a sword or other weapon is ...

5716

beluga
BELU'GA, n. A fish of the cetaceous order, and genus Delphinus, from 12 to 18 feet in length. The ...

5717

belvidere
BEL'VIDERE,n. [L.bellus,fine and video, to see.]1. A plant, a species of chenopodium, goosefoot or ...

5718

belye
BELYE. [See Belie.]

5719

bema
BE'MA, n. A chancel. [Not in use.]1. In ancient Greece, a state or kind of pulpit, on which ...

5720

bemangle
BEMAN'GLE, v.t. [be and mangle.] To mangle; to tear asunder. [Little used.]

5721

bemask
BEM'ASK, v.t. [be and mask.] To mask; to conceal.

5722

bemaze
BEMA'ZE, v.t. To bewilder. [See Maze.] [Little used.]

5723

bemete
BEME'TE, v.t. [be and mete.] To measure. [Not in use.]

5724

bemingle
BEMIN'GLE, v.t. [be and mingle.] To mingle; to mix. [Little used.]

5725

bemire
BEMI'RE, v.t. [be and mire.] To drag or incumber in the mire; to soil by passing through mud or ...

5726

bemist
BEMIST', v.t. [be and mist.] To cover or involve in mist. [Not used.]

5727

bemoan
BEMOAN, v.t. [be and moan.] To lament; to bewail; to express sorrow for; as, to bemoan the loss of ...

5728

bemoanable
BEMOANABLE, a. That may be lamented. [Not used.]

5729

bemoaned
BEMOANED, pp. Lamented; bewailed.

5730

bemoaner
BEMOANER, n. One who laments.

5731

bemoaning
BEMOANING, ppr. Lamenting; bewailing.

5732

bemock
BEMOCK', v.t. [be and mock.] To treat with mockery. [Little used.]BEMOCK', v.i. To laugh at.

5733

bemoil
BEMOIL', v.t. [be and moil.] To bedraggle; to bemire; to soil or incumber with mire and dirt. [Not ...

5734

bemol
BEMOL, n. In music,a half note.

5735

bemonster
BEMON'STER, v.t. [be and monster.] To make monstrous. [Not in use.]

5736

bemourn
BEMOURN, v.t. To weep or mourn over. [Little used.]

5737

bemused
BEMU'SED, a. [be and muse.] Overcome with musing; dreaming; a word of contempt.

5738

ben
BEN or BEN'-NUT, n. A purgative fruit or nut, the largest of which resembles a filbert, yielding an ...

5739

bench
BENCH, n.1. A long seat,usually of board or plank, differing from a stool in its greater length.2. ...

5740

bencher
BENCH'ER, n. In England, the benchers in the inns of court, are the senior members of the society ...

5741

bend
BEND, [L.pando,pandare, to bend in; pando, pandere, to open; pandus, bent, crooked]1. To strain, ...

5742

bendable
BEND'ABLE, a. That may be bent or incurvated.

5743

bended
BEND'ED

5744

bender
BEND'ER, n. The person who bends,or makes crooked; also, an instrument for bending other things.

5745

bending
BEND'ING, ppr. Incurvating; forming into a curve; stooping subduing; turning as a road or ...

5746

bendlet
BEND'LET, n. In heraldry, a little bend, which occupies a sixth part of a shield.

5747

bendy
BEND'Y, n. In heraldry, the field divided into four, six or more parts, diagonally, and varying in ...

5748

bene
BENE, n. ben'y. The popular name of the sesamum orientale, called in the West Indies vangloe, an ...

5749

beneaped
BENE'APED, a. [be and neap.] Among seamen, a ship is beneaped, when the water does not flow high ...

5750

beneath
BENE'ATH, prep.1. Under; lower in place, with something directly over or on, as to place a cushion ...

5751

benedict
BEN'EDICT, a. [L. benedictus.] Having mild and salubrious qualities. [ Not in use.]

5752

benedictine
BENEDIC'TINE, a. Pertaining to the order or monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.

5753

benedictines
BENEDIC'TINES, n. An order of monks, who profess to follow the rules of St. Benedict; an order of ...

5754

benediction
BENEDIC'TION, n. [L. benedictio, from bene, well, and dictio, speaking. See Boon and Diction.]1. ...

5755

benefaction
BENEFAC'TION, n. [L.benefacio, of bene, well, and facio, to make or do.]1. The act of conferring a ...

5756

benefactor
BENEFAC'TOR, n. He who confers a benefit, especially one who makes charitable contributions either ...

5757

benefactress
BENEFAC'TRESS, n. A female who confers a benefit.

5758

benefice
BEN'EFICE, n. [L. beneficium.]1. Literally, a benefit, advantage or kindness. But in present ...

5759

beneficed
BEN'EFICED, a. Possessed of a benefice or church preferment.

5760

beneficeless
BEN'EFICELESS, a. Having no benefice. [Not used.]

5761

beneficence
BENEF'ICENCE, n. [L.beneficentia, from the participle of benefacio.] The practice of doing good; ...

5762

beneficent
BENEF'ICENT, a. Doing good; performing acts of kindness and charity. It differs from benign, as ...

5763

beneficently
BENEF'ICENTLY, adv. In a beneficent manner.

5764

beneficial
BENEFI'CIAL, a. Advantageous; conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; contributing to a ...

5765

beneficially
BENEFI'CIALLY, adv. Advantageously; profitably; helpfully.

5766

beneficialness
BENEFI'CIALNESS, n. Usefulness; profitableness.

5767

beneficiary
BENEFI'CIARY, a. [L.beneficiarius. See Benefaction.]Holding some office or valuable possession, ...

5768

beneficiency
BENEFI'CIENCY, n. Kindness or favor bestowed.

5769

beneficient
BENEFI'CIENT, a. Doing good.

5770

benefit
BEN'EFIT, n. [Primarily from L. beneficium, or benefactum.]1. An act of kindness; a favor ...

5771

benefited
BEN'EFITED, pp. Profited; having received benefit.

5772

benefiting
BEN'EFITING, ppr. Doing good to; profiting; gaining advantage.

5773

beneme
BENE'ME, v.t. To name. [Not in use.]1. To promise; to give. [Not in use.]

5774

benempne
BENEMP'NE, v.t. To name. [Not in use.]

5775

beneplaciture
BENEPLAC'ITURE, n. [L.beneplacitum, bene, well, and placitum, from placeo, to please.]Will; choice. ...

5776

benet
BENET', v.t. [be and net.] To catch in a net; to ensnare. [Not used.]

5777

benevolence
BENEV'OLENCE, n. [L. benevolentia, of bene, well and volo, to will or wish. See Will.]1. The ...

5778

benevolent
BENEV'OLENT, a. [L. benevolens, of bene and volo.]Having a disposition to do good; possessing love ...

5779

benevolently
BENEV'OLENTLY, adv. In a kind manner; with good will.

5780

bengal
BENGAL', n. A thin stuff made of silk and hair, for women's apparel, so called from Bengal in the ...

5781

bengalee
BENGALEE', n. The language or dialect spoken in Bengal.

5782

bengalese
BENGALE'SE, n. sing. and plu. A native or the natives of Bengal. As.Res.7.171.

5783

benight
BENI'GHT, v.t. [be and night.] To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night. The ...

5784

benighted
BENI'GHTED, pp. Involved in darkness, physical or moral; overtaken by the night.

5785

benign
BENI'GN, a. beni'ne. [L.benignus, from the same root, as bonus, bene, ancient L. benus, Eng. ...

5786

benignant
BENIG'NANT, a. Kind; gracious; favorable.

5787

benignity
BENIG'NITY, n. Goodness of disposition or heart; kindness of nature; graciousness.1. Actual ...

5788

benignly
BENI'GNLY, adv. beni'nely. Favorably;; kindly; graciously.

5789

benison
BEN'ISON, n. s as z. Blessing; benediction. [Nearly antiquated.]

5790

benjamin
BEN'JAMIN, n. A tree, the Laurus Benzoin, a native of America, called also spicebush. It grows to ...

5791

bennet
BEN'NET, n. The herb bennet, or avens, known in botany by the generic term Geum.BEN'NET FISH, n. ...

5792

bent
BENT, pp. Strained; incurvated; made crooked; inclined; subdued.

5793

benting-time
BENT'ING-TIME, n. The time when pigeons feed on bents, before peas are ripe.

5794

benum
BENUM', corruptly BENUMB', v.t.1. To make torpid; to deprive of sensation; as, a hand or foot ...

5795

benummed
BENUM'MED, pp. Rendered torpid; deprived of sensation; stupified.

5796

benumming
BENUM'MING, ppr. Depriving of sensation; stupifying.

5797

benzoate
BEN'ZOATE,n. [See Benzoin.] A salt formed by the union of the benzoic acid with any salifiable ...

5798

benzoic
BENZO'IC, a. Pertaining to benzoin. Benzoic acid, or flowers of Benzoin, is a peculiar vegetable ...

5799

benzoin
BENZOIN'

5800

bepaint
BEPA'INT, v.t. [be and paint.] To paint; to cover with paint. [Little used.]

5801

bepale
BEPA'LE, v.t. [be and pale.] To make pale. [Not in use.]

5802

bepinch
BEPINCH', v.t. [be and pinch.] To mark with pinches.

5803

bepinched
BEPINCH'ED

5804

bepincht
BEPINCHT' , pp. Marked with pinches.

5805

bepowder
BEPOW'DER, v.t. [be and powder.] To powder; to sprinkle or cover with powder.

5806

bepraise
BEPRA'ISE, v.t. [be and praise.] To praise greatly or extravagantly.

5807

bepurple
BEPUR'PLE, v.t. [be and purple.] To tinge or dye with a purple color.

5808

bequeath
BEQUE'ATH, v.t. [Eng.quoth.] To give or leave by will; to devise some species of property by ...

5809

bequeathed
BEQUE'ATHED, pp. Given or left by will.

5810

bequeathing
BEQUE'ATHING, ppr. Giving or devising by testament.

5811

bequeathment
BEQUE'ATHMENT, n. The act of bequeathing; a bequest.

5812

bequest
BEQUEST', n. Something left by will; a legacy.

5813

berain
BERA'IN, v.t. To rain upon. [Not in use.]

5814

berate
BERA'TE, v.t. [be and rate.] To chide vehemently; to scold.

5815

berattle
BERAT'TLE, v.t. [be and rattle.] To fill with rattling sounds or noise.

5816

beray
BERA'Y, v.t. To make foul; to soil. [Not in use.]

5817

berberry
BER'BERRY, n. [L.berberis.] [See Barberry.]

5818

bere
BERE, n. The name of a species of barley in Scotland.

5819

bereave
BERE'AVE, v.t. pret.bereaved, bereft: pp.bereaved, bereft.1. To deprive; to strip; to make ...

5820

bereaved
BERE'AVED, pp. Deprived; stripped and left destitute.

5821

bereavement
BERE'AVEMENT, n. Deprivation, particularly by the loss of a friend by death.

5822

bereaving
BERE'AVING, ppr. Stripping bare; depriving.

5823

bereft
BEREFT', pp. of bereave. Deprived; made destitute.

5824

berengarianism
BERENGA'RIANISM, n. The opinions or doctrines of Berengarius, archdeacon of St.Mary at Anjou, and ...

5825

berg
BERG, n. A borough; a town that sends burgesses to Parliament; a castle. [See Burg.]

5826

bergamot
BERG'AMOT,n. 1. A species of pear.2. A species of citron, at first casually produced by an ...

5827

bergander
BERG'ANDER, n. [berg, a cliff] A burrow duck; a duck that breeds in holes under cliffs.

5828

bergeret
BER'GERET, n. A song. [Not used.]

5829

bergmanite
BERG'MANITE, n. [from Bergman, the mineralogist.] A mineral classed with scapolite, in the family ...

5830

bergmaster
BERG'MASTER, n. The bailiff or chief officer among the Derbyshire miners.

5831

bergmote
BERG'MOTE, n. A court held on a hill in Derbyshire, in England, for deciding controversies between ...

5832

berhyme
BERHY'ME, v.t. [be and rhyme.] To mention in rhyme or verse; used in contempt.

5833

berlin
BER'LIN, n. A vehicle of the chariot kind, supposed to have this name from berlin, the chief city ...

5834

berluccio
BERLUC'CIO, n. A small bird, somewhat like the yellow hammer, but less and more slender.

5835

berme
BERME, n. In fortification, a space of ground of three, four or five feet in width, left between ...

5836

bernacle
BER'NACLE, [See Barnacle.]

5837

bernardine
BER'NARDINE, a. Pertaining to St. Bernard, and the monks of the order.

5838

bernardins
BER'NARDINS, n. An order of monks, founded by Robert, abbot of Moleme, and reformed by St. ...

5839

berob
BEROB', v.t. [be and rob.] To rob. [Not in use.]

5840

beroe
BER'OE, n. A marine animal of an oval or spherical form, nearly an inch in diameter, and divided ...

5841

berried
BER'RIED, a. Furnished with berries.

5842

berry
BER'RY, n. 1. A succulent or pulpy fruit, containing naked seeds. Or in more technical language, ...

5843

berry-bearing
BER'RY-BEARING, a. Producing berries.

5844

bert
BERT [Eng.bright.] [See bright.]

5845

berth
BERTH, n. [from the root of bear.]1. A station in which a ship rides at anchor, comprehending the ...

5846

bertram
BER'TRAM, n. [L.pyrethrum, said to be from fire, from its acrid quality.]Bastard pellitory, a ...

5847

beryl
BER'YL,n. [L.beryllus; Eng.brilliant.]A mineral, considered by Cleaveland as a subspecies of ...

5848

beryl-crystal
BER'YL-CRYSTAL, n. A species of imperfect crystal, of a very pure, clear, and equal texture. It ...

5849

berylline
BER'YLLINE, a. Like a beryl; of a light or bluish green.

5850

besaint
BESA'INT, v.t. [be and saint.] To make a saint. [Not in use.]

5851

besayle
BESA'YLE, n. A great grandfather.If the abatement happened on the death of one's grandfather or ...

5852

bescatter
BESCAT'TER, v.t. [be and scatter.] To scatter over. [Not used.]

5853

bescorn
BESCORN', v.t. [be and scorn.] To treat with scorn; to mock at. [Not used.]

5854

bescratch
BESCRATCH', v.t. [be and scratch.] To scratch; to tear with the nails. [Not in use.]

5855

bescrawl
BESCRAWL', v.t. [be and scrawl.] To scrawl; to scribble over.

5856

bescreen
BESCREE'N, v.t. [be and screen.] To cover with a screen; to shelter; to conceal.

5857

bescreened
BESCREE'NED, pp. Covered; sheltered; concealed.

5858

bescribble
BESCRIB'BLE, v.t. To scribble over.

5859

bescumber
BESCUM'BER, v.t. [from cumber.] To encumber. [Not legitimate nor used.]

5860

besee
BESEE', v.i. [be and see.] To look; to mind. [Not in use.]

5861

beseech
BESEE'CH, v.t. pret. and pp.besought.To entreat; to supplicate; to implore; to ask or pray with ...

5862

beseecher
BESEE'CHER,n. One who beseeches.

5863

beseeching
BESEE'CHING, ppr. Entreating.

5864

beseek
BESEE'K, v.t. to beseech. [Not used.]

5865

beseem
BESEE'M, v.t. [be and seem.] To become; to be fit for, or worthy of; to be decent for. What form ...

5866

beseeming
BESEE'MING, ppr. or a. Becoming; fit; worthy of.BESEE'MING, n. Comeliness.

5867

beseemly
BESEE'MLY, A. Becoming; fit; suitable.

5868

beseen
BESEE'N, a. Adapted; adjusted. [Not used.]

5869

beset
BESET', v.t. pret. and pp. beset. 1. To surround; to inclose; to hem in; to besiege; as, we are ...

5870

besetting
BESET'TING, ppr. Surrounding; besieging; waylaying.BESET'TING, a. Habitually attending, or ...

5871

beshine
BESHI'NE, v.t. To shine upon. [Not used.]

5872

beshrew
BESHREW', v.t. [be and shrew.] To wish a curse to; to execrate.1. To happen ill to. [Not in use.]

5873

beshut
BESHUT', v.t. To shut up. [Not used.]

5874

beside
BESI'DE, prep. [be and side, by the side.]1. At the side of a person or thing; near; as, sit down ...

5875

besidery
BESID'ERY, n. A species of pear.

5876

besides
BESI'DES, prep. Over and above; separate or distinct from. And there was a famine in the land, ...

5877

besiege
BESIE'GE, v.t. [be and siege.]1. To lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset, or surround with armed ...

5878

besieged
BESIE'GED, pp. Surrounded or beset with hostile troops.

5879

besieger
BESIE'GER, n. One who lays siege, or is employed in a siege.

5880

besieging
BESIE'GING,, ppr. Laying siege; surrounding with armed forces.

5881

besit
BESIT', v.t. [be and sit.] To suit; to become. [Not used.]

5882

beslave
BESLA'VE, v.t. To subjugate; to enslave. [Not used.]

5883

beslime
BESLI'ME, v.t. To daub with slime;; to soil. [Not used.]

5884

beslubber
BESLUB'BER, v.t. [be and slubber,slabber.] To soil or smear with spittle, or any thing running ...

5885

besmear
BESME'AR, v.t. [be and smear.] To bedaub; to overspread with any viscous, glutinous matter, or ...

5886

besmeared
BESME'ARED, pp. Bedaubed; overspread with any thing soft, viscous,or adhesive; soiled.

5887

besmearer
BESME'ARER, n. One that besmears.

5888

besmearing
BESME'ARING, ppr. Bedaubing; soiling.

5889

besmirch
BESMIRCH', v.t. [be and smirch.] To soil; to foul; to discolor. [Little used.]

5890

besmoke
BESMO'KE, v.t. [be and smoke.] To foul with smoke; to harden or dry in smoke. [Little used.]

5891

besmoked
BESMO'KED, pp. Fouled or soiled with smoke; dried in smoke.

5892

besmut
BESMUT', v.t. [be and smut.] To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.

5893

besmutted
BESMUT'TED, pp. Blackened with smut or soot.

5894

besnow
BESNOW, v.t. [be and snow.] To scatter like snow. [Little used.]

5895

besnowed
BESNOWED, a. or pp. [be and snow.] Covered or sprinkled with snow, or with white blossoms.

5896

besnuff
BESNUFF', v.t. To befoul with snuff.

5897

besnuffed
BESNUFF'ED, pp. Foul with snuff.

5898

besom
BE'SOM, n. s as z. A broom; a brush of twigs for sweeping. I will sweep it with the besom of ...

5899

besort
BESORT', v.t. [be and sort.] To suit; to fit; to become.BESORT', n. Company; attendance; train.

5900

besot
BESOT'v.t. [be and sot.] To make sottish; to infatuate; to stupify; to make dull or senseless.1. ...

5901

besotted
BESOT'TED, pp. Made sottish or stupid. Besotted on, infatuated with foolish affection.

5902

besottedly
BESOT'TEDLY, adv. In a foolish manner.

5903

besottedness
BESOT'TEDNESS, n. Stupidity; arrant folly; infatuation.

5904

besotting
BESOT'TING, ppr. Infatuating; making sottish or foolish.

5905

besought
BESOUGHT', besaut'. pp. of beseech. Entreated; implored; sought by entreaty.

5906

bespangle
BESPAN'GLE, v.t. [be and spangle.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something ...

5907

bespangled
BESPAN'GLED, pp. Adorned with spangles or something shining.

5908

bespangling
BESPAN'GLING, ppr. Adorning with spangles or glittering objects.

5909

bespatter
BESPAT'TER, v.t. [be and spatter.] To soil by spattering; to sprinkle with water, or with dirt and ...

5910

bespattered
BESPAT'TERED, pp. Spattered over; soiled with dirt and water; aspersed; calumniated.

5911

bespattering
BESPAT'TERING, ppr. Spattering with water; soiling with dirt and water; aspersing.

5912

bespawl
BESPAWL', v.t. [be and spawl.] To soil or make foul with spittle.

5913

bespeaak
BESPEA'AK, v.t. pret. bespoke; pp. bespoke, bespoken. [be and speak.]1. To speak for beforehand; to ...

5914

bespeaker
BESPE'AKER, n. One who bespeaks.

5915

bespeaking
BESPE'AKING, ppr. Speaking for or ordering beforehand; foreboding; addressing; showing; ...

5916

bespeckle
BESPECK'LE, v.t. [be and speckle.] To mark with speckles or spots.

5917

bespice
BESPI'CE, v.t. [be and spice.] To season with spices.

5918

bespirit
BESPIRIT'

5919

bespit
BESPIT', v.t. pret. bespit; pp. bespit, bespitten. [be and spit.] To daub or soil with spittle.

5920

bespoke
BESPO'KE, pret. and pp. of bespeak.

5921

bespot
BESPOT', v.t. [be and spot.] To mark with spots.

5922

bespotted
BESPOT'TED, pp. Marked with spots.

5923

bespotting
BESPOT'TING, ppr. Marking with spots.

5924

bespread
BESPREAD', v.t. bespred'. pret. and pp. bespread. [be and spread.] To spread over; to cover over; ...

5925

bespringkle
BESPRINGK'LE, v.t. [be and sprinkle.] To sprinkle over; to scatter over; as, to besprinkle with ...

5926

besprinkled
BESPRINK'LED, pp. Sprinkled over.

5927

besprinkler
BESPRINK'LER, n. One that sprinkles over.

5928

besprinkling
BESPRINK'LING, ppr. Sprinkling over.

5929

bespurt
BESPURT', v.t. To spurt out,or over; to throw out in a stream or streams. [Not used.]

5930

best
BEST, a. superlative. [Eng.but;] Literally, most advanced, Hence,1. Most good; having good ...

5931

best-tempered
BEST-TEM'PERED, a. Having the most kind or mild temper.

5932

bestain
BESTA'IN, v.t. [be and stain.] To mark with stains; to discolor, either the whole surface of a ...

5933

bestead
BESTEAD', v.t. bested' pret.and pp. bested. [be and stead.] To profit. How little you ...

5934

bestial
BES'TIAL, a. [from beast.]1. Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts. 2. Having the ...

5935

bestiality
BESTIAL'ITY, n. The quality of beasts; the state or manners of man which resemble those of ...

5936

bestialize
BES'TIALIZE, v.t. To make like a beast.

5937

bestially
BES'TIALLY, adv. Brutally; in a manner below humanity.

5938

bestick
BESTICK', v.t. pret. and pp. bestuck. [be and stick.]To stick over, as with sharp points; to mark, ...

5939

bestir
BESTIR', v.t. bestur' [be and stir.] To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and ...

5940

bestirred
BESTIR'RED, pp. Roused into vigorous action; quickened in action.

5941

bestirring
BESTIR'RING,ppr. Moving briskly; putting into vigorous action.

5942

bestness
BEST'NESS, n. The state of being best. [Not used.]

5943

bestor
BESTOR, v.t. [be and stow, a place. See Stow. Literally, to set or place.]1. To give; to confer; ...

5944

bestorm
BESTORM', v.i. [be and storm.] To storm; to rage. [Not used.]

5945

bestowal
BESTOWAL, n. A conferring; disposal. [Little used.

5946

bestowed
BESTOWED, ppr. Given gratuitously; conferred; laid out; applied; deposited for safe-keeping.

5947

bestower
BESTOWER, n. One who bestows; a giver; a disposer.

5948

bestowing
BESTOWING, ppr. Conferring gratuitously; laying out; applying; depositing in store.

5949

bestowment
BESTOWMENT, n. The act of giving gratuitously; a conferring. God the father had committed the ...

5950

bestraddle
BESTRAD'DLE, v.t. To bestride. [See Straddle.]

5951

bestraught
BESTRAUGHT', a. Distracted; mad. [Not used.]

5952

bestrew
BESTREW', v.t. pret. bestrewed; pp. bestrewed, bestrown. [be and strew.] To scatter over; to ...

5953

bestrewed
BESTREW'ED, pp. of bestrew.

5954

bestride
BESTRI'DE, v.t. pret.bestrid; pp. bestrid, bestridden. [be and stride.]1. To stride over; to ...

5955

bestriding
BESTRI'DING, ppr. Extending the legs over any thing, so as to include it between them.

5956

bestrown
BESTROWN, pp. of bestrew. Sprinkle over.

5957

bestuck
BESTUCK', pp. of bestick. Pierced in various places with sharp points.

5958

bestud
BESTUD', v.t. [be and stud.] To set with studs; to adorn with bosses; as, to bestud with stars.

5959

bestudded
BESTUD'DED,pp. Adorned with studs.

5960

bestudding
BESTUD'DING, ppr. Setting with studs; adorning as with bosses.

5961

beswike
BESWIKE, v.t. beswik'. To allure. [Not used.]

5962

bet
BET, n. A wager; that which is laid, staked or pledges in a contest, to be won, either by the ...

5963

betake
BETA'KE, v.t. pret. betook; pp. betaken. [be and take.]1. To take to; to have recourse to; to ...

5964

betaken
BETA'KEN, part of betake.

5965

betaking
BETA'KING, ppr. Having recourse to; applying; resorting.

5966

betaught
BETAUGHT', pret. of betake. [Not used.]

5967

beteem
BETEE'M, v.t. [be and teem.] To bring forth; to produce; to shed; to bestow. [Not used.]

5968

betel
BE'TEL

5969

bethink
BETHINK', v.t. pret. and pp.bethought. [be and think.]To call to mind; to recall or bring to ...

5970

bethlehem
BETH'LEHEM, n. [Heb. the house of food or bread.]1. A town or village in Judea, about six miles ...

5971

bethlemite
BETH'LEMITE, n. An inhabitant of Bethlehem; a lunatic.1. In church history, the Bethlemites were ...

5972

bethought
BETHOUGHT', bethaut;, pret. and pp. of bethink.

5973

bethrall
BETHRALL', v.t. [be and thrall.] To enslave; to reduce to bondage; to bring into subjection. ...

5974

bethump
BETHUMP', v.t. [be and thump.] To beat soundly. [Little used.]

5975

betide
BETI'DE, v.t. pret. betid, or betided; pp.betid. [be and tide.]To happen; to befall; to come to; ...

5976

betime
BETI'ME

5977

betimes
BETI'MES, adv. [be and time, that is, by the time.]1. Seasonably; in good season or time; before ...

5978

betle
BE'TLE, n. A species of pepper, the leaves of which are chewed by the inhabitants of the East ...

5979

betoken
BETO'KEN, v.t. beto'kn. [be and token.]1. To signify by some visible object; to show by signs. ...

5980

betokened
BETO'KENED, pp. Foreshown; previously indicated.

5981

betokening
BETO'KENING, ppr. Indicating by previous signs.

5982

betony
BET'ONY, n. [L. betonica.] A genus of plants of several species. The purple or wood betony grows ...

5983

betook
BETOOK', pret. of betake.

5984

betorn
BETO'RN, a. Torn in pieces.

5985

betoss
BETOSS', v.t. [be and toss.] To toss; to agitate; to disturb; to put in violent motion.

5986

betrap
BETRAP', v.t. [from trap.] To entrap; to ensnare. [Not used.]

5987

betray
BETRA'Y, v.t. [L.traho.]1. To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in ...

5988

betrayed
BETRA'YED, pp. Delivered up in breach of trust; violated by unfaithfulness; exposed by breach of ...

5989

betrayer
BETRA'YER, n. One who betrays; a traitor.

5990

betraying
BETRA'YING, ppr. Delivering up treacherously; violating confidence; disclosing contrary to ...

5991

betrim
BETRIM', v.t. [be and trim.] To deck; to dress; to adorn; to grace; to embellish; to beautify; to ...

5992

betrimmed
BETRIM'MED, pp. Adorned; decorated.

5993

betrimming
BETRIM'MING,ppr. Decking; adorning; embellishing.

5994

betroth
BETROTH', v.t. [be and troth, truth, faith. See Truth, and Troth.]1. To contract to any one, in ...

5995

betrothed
BETROTH'ED, pp. Contracted for future marriage.

5996

betrothing
BETROTH'ING, ppr. Contracting to any one, in order to a future marriage, as the father or ...

5997

betrothment
BETROTH'MENT, n. A mutual promise or contract between two parties, for a future marriage between ...

5998

betrust
BETRUST', v.t. [be and trust.] To entrust; to commit to another in confidence of fidelity; to ...

5999

betrusted
BETRUST'ED, pp. Entrusted; confided; committed in trust.

6000

betrusting
BETRUST'ING, ppr. Entrusting; committing in trust.

6001

betrustment
BETRUST'MENT, n. The act of entrusting; the thing entrusted.

6002

betso
BET'SO, n. The smallest Venetian coin.

6003

better
BET'TER, a comp. of bet. See Best.]1. Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; ...

6004

bettered
BET'TERED, pp. Improved; meliorated; made better.

6005

bettering
BET'TERING, ppr. Making better; improving.

6006

bettering-house
BETTERING-HOUSE, n. A house for the reformation of offenders.

6007

bettor
BET'TOR, n. [from bet.] One who bets or lays a wager.

6008

betty
BET'TY, n. [Supposed to be a cant word from the name of a maid; but qu. is it not from the root of ...

6009

betumbled
BETUM'BLED, a. [be and tumble.] Rolled about; tumbled; disordered.

6010

between
BETWEE'N, prep. 1. In the intermediate space, without regard to distance; as, New York is between ...

6011

betwixt
BETWIXT', prep.1. Between; in the space that separates two persons or things; as, betwixt two ...

6012

bevel
BEV'EL, n.Among masons, carpenters,joiners, &c., an instrument, or kind of square, one leg of which ...

6013

beveled
BEV'ELED, pp. Formed to a bevel angle.

6014

beveling
BEV'ELING, ppr. Forming to a bevel angle.BEV'ELING, a. Curving; bending from a right ...

6015

bevelment
BEV'ELMENT, n. In mineralogy, bevelment supposes the removal of two contiguous segments from the ...

6016

bever
BEV'ER, n. A collation or small repast between meals. [Not used.]BEV'ER, v.i. To take a small ...

6017

beverage
BEV'ERAGE, n. [L.bibo;] Drink; liquor for drinking. It is generally used of a mixed liquor. ...

6018

bevile
BEV'ILE, n. [See Bevel.] In heraldry, a thing broken or opening, like a carpenter's bevel.

6019

bevy
BEV'Y, n. [I know not the origin or affinities of this word. The etymologies I have seen are not ...

6020

bewail
BEWA'IL, v.t. [be and wail.] To bemoan; to lament; to express sorrow for. It expresses deep ...

6021

bewailable
BEWA'ILABLE, a. That may be lamented.

6022

bewailed
BEWA'ILED, pp. Lamented; bemoaned.

6023

bewailer
BEWAILER, n. One who laments.

6024

bewailing
BEWA'ILING, ppr. Lamenting; bemoaning; expressing grief for.BEWA'ILING, n. Lamentation.

6025

bewake
BEWA'KE, v.t. [be and wake.] To keep awake. [Not used.]

6026

beware
BEWA'RE, v.i.1. Literally, to restrain or guard one's self from. Hence, to regard with caution; ...

6027

beweep
BEWEE'P, v.t. [be and weep.] To weep over; to bedew with tears. [Little used.]BEWEE'P, v.i. To ...

6028

bewept
BEWEPT', pp. Wept over; bedewed with tears. [Little used.]

6029

bewet
BEWET', v.t. [be and wet.] To wet; to moisten. [Not used.]

6030

bewilder
BEWIL'DER, v.t. To lead into perplexity or confusion; to lose in pathless places; to confound for ...

6031

bewildered
BEWIL'DERED, pp. Lost in mazes; perplexed with disorder, confusion, or intricacy.

6032

bewildering
BEWIL'DERING, ppr. Losing in a pathless place; perplexing with confusion or intricacy.

6033

bewinter
BEWIN'TER, v.t. To make like winter. [Not used.]

6034

bewitch
BEWITCH', v.t. [be and witch.] To fascinate; to gain an ascendancy over by charms or incantation; ...

6035

bewitched
BEWITCH'ED, pp. Fascinated; charmed.

6036

bewitcher
BEWITCH'ER, n. One that bewitches or fascinates.

6037

bewitchery
BEWITCH'ERY, n. Fascination; charm;; resistless power of anything that pleases.

6038

bewitchful
BEWITCH'FUL, a. Alluring; fascinating.

6039

bewitching
BEWITCH'ING, ppr. Fascinating; charming.BEWITCH'ING, a. That has power to bewitch or fascinate; ...

6040

bewitchingly
BEWITCH'INGLY, adv. In a fascinating manner.

6041

bewitchment
BEWITCH'MENT, n. Fascination; power of charming.

6042

bewondered
BEWON'DERED, a. [be and wonder.] Amazed. [Not used.]

6043

bewrap
BEWRAP', v.t. berap'. [be and wrap.] To wrap up.

6044

bewray
BEWRA'Y, v.t. beray. To disclose perfidiously; to betray; to show or make visible.Thy speech ...

6045

bewrayed
BEWRA'YED, pp. Disclosed; indicated; betrayed; exposed to view.

6046

bewrayer
BEWRA'YER, n. A divulger of secrets; a discoverer.

6047

bewraying
BEWRA'YING, ppr. Disclosing; making known or visible.

6048

bewreck
BEWRECK', v.t. bereck'. [be and wreck.] To ruin; to destroy. [Not used.]

6049

bewrought
BEWROUGHT', a. beraut' [be and work.] Worked. [Not used.]

6050

bey
BEY, n. In the Turkish dominions, a governor of a town or particular district of country; also,in ...

6051

beyond
BEYOND', prep.1. On the further side of; on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from ...

6052

bezan
BEZ'AN, n. A cotton cloth from Bengal, white or striped.

6053

bezant
BEZ'ANT, n. A gold coin of Byzantium. [See Byzant.]

6054

bezantler
BEZANT'LER, n. [from antler.] The branch of a deer's horn, next above the brow antler.

6055

bezel
BEZ'EL, n. The upper part of the collet of a ring, which encompasses and fastens the stone.

6056

bezoar
BE'ZOAR, n. 1. An antidote; a general name for certain animal substances supposed to be ...

6057

bezoardic
BEZOAR'DIC, a. Pertaining to or compounded of bezoar.BEZOAR'DIC, n. A medicine compounded with ...

6058

bezola
BEZ'OLA, n. A fish of the truttaceous kind, of a dusky blue color, nearly of the size of a ...

6059

bezzle
BEZ'ZLE, v.t. To waste in riot. [Not used.] [See Embezzle.]

6060

bhuchampac
BHUCHAMP'AC, n. A beautiful plant of India, known in Linne's system, under the name of Koempferia ...

6061

bia
BI'A, n. In commerce, a small shell called a cowry, much valued in the East Indies.

6062

biangulate
BIAN'GULATE

6063

biangulated
BIAN'GULATED

6064

biangulous
BIAN'GULOUS , a. [L.bis, twice, and angulus, an angle.]Having two angles or corners. [Little ...

6065

biarmian
BIARM'IAN, a. Noting a race of Finns in Perme, in the north of Europe, on the Dvina, and about the ...

6066

bias
BI'AS, n. 1. A weight on the side of a bowl which turns it from a straight line.2. A leaning of ...

6067

bias-drawing
BI'AS-DRAWING, n. Partiality. [Not used.]

6068

biased
BI'ASED, pp. Inclined from a right line; warped; prejudiced.

6069

biasing
BI'ASING, ppr. Giving a bias, particular direction or propensity; warping; prejudicing.

6070

bib
BIB, n. A small piece of linen or other cloth worn by children over the breast.1. A fish about a ...

6071

bibacious
BIBA'CIOUS, a. [L. bibax. See Bib.] Addicted to drinking; disposed to imbibe.

6072

bibacity
BIBAC'ITY, n. The quality of drinking much. [Not used.]

6073

bibber
BIB'BER, n. A tippler; a man given to drinking; chiefly used in composition, as winebibber.

6074

bibble-babble
BIB'BLE-BABBLE, n. Idle talk; prating to no purpose. [A low word, and not used.]

6075

bibio
BIB'IO, n. A name of the wine fly, a small insect found in empty wine casks.

6076

bible
BI'BLE, n. [Gr. a book.]

6077

bibler
BIB'LER, n. [See Bib.] A tipler; a great drinker.

6078

biblical
BIB'LICAL, a. Pertaining to the Bible, or to the sacred writings; as biblical criticism.

6079

bibliographer
BIBLIOG'RAPHER, n. [Gr. a book.] One who composes or compiles the history of books; one skilled ...

6080

bibliographic
BIBLIOGRAPH'IC

6081

bibliographical
BIBLIOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to the history of books.

6082

bibliography
BIBLIOG'RAPHY, n. A history or description of books; the perusal of books, and manuscripts, with ...

6083

bibliolite
BIB'LIOLITE, n. [Gr. a book, and a stone; called also phytobiblia and lithobiblia.]Bookstone; a ...

6084

bibliomancy
BIBLIOM'ANCY, n. [Gr.a book, and divination.]A kind of divination, performed by means of the ...

6085

bibliomania
BIBLIOMA'NIA, n. [Gr.book, and madness.] Book-madness; a rage for possessing rare and curious ...

6086

bibliomaniac
BIBLIOMA'NIAC, n. One who has a rage for books.

6087

bibliopolist
BIBLIOP'OLIST, n. [Gr. book, and to sell.] A Bookseller.

6088

bibliothecal
BIBLIOTH'ECAL, a. [L. bibliotheca, a library.]Belonging to a library.

6089

bibliothecary
BIBLIOTH'ECARY, n. A librarian.

6090

bibliotheke
BIBLIOTHE'KE, n. A library.

6091

biblist
BIB'LIST, n. [from bible.] With the Romanists, one who makes the scriptures the sole rule of ...

6092

bibracteate
BIBRAC'TEATE, a. Double bracteate.

6093

bibulous
BIB'ULOUS, a. [L. bibulus, from bibo, to drink.]Spungy; that has the quality of imbibing fluids or ...

6094

bicapsular
BICAP'SULAR, a. [L. bis,double, and capsula, a little chest, from capsa, a chest. See ...

6095

bicarbonate
BIC'ARBONATE, n. Supercarbonate; a carbonate containing two primes of carbonic acid.

6096

bicauda
BICAU'DA, n. A fish of the sword-fish kind, about five feet in length; its back and sides of a ...

6097

bice
BICE or BISE, n. Among painters, a blue color prepared from the lapis armenus, Armenican ...

6098

bicipital
BICIP'ITAL

6099

bicipitous
BICIP'ITOUS, a. [L. biceps, of bis, twice,and caput, head.]Having two heads. Applied to the ...

6100

bicker
BICK'ER, v.i.1. To skirmish; to fight off and on; that is, to make repeated attacks. [But in this ...

6101

bickerer
BICK'ERER, n. One who bickers, or engages in a petty quarrel.

6102

bickering
BICK'ERING, ppr. Quarreling; contending; quivering.

6103

bickerment
BICK'ERMENT, n. Contention. [Not used.]

6104

bickern
BICK'ERN, n. An iron ending in a beak or point.

6105

bicorn
BI'CORN, n. [L. bis, twice, and cornu, a horn, bicornis.]A plant whose anthers have the appearance ...

6106

bicornous
BICORN'OUS, a. Having two horns.

6107

bid
BID, v.t. pret. bid, or bade; pp. bid, bidden. [L. peto, to drive at, to attack, to ask, to ...

6108

bidale
BID'ALE, n. [bid and ale.] In England, an invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's ...

6109

bidder
BID'DER, n. One who offers a price.Bidders at the auction of popularity.

6110

bidding
BID'DING, ppr. Inviting; offering; commanding.BID'DING, n. Invitation; command; order; a ...

6111

bide
BIDE, v.i. To dwell; to inhabit.1. To remain; to continue or be permanent, in a place or state. ...

6112

bidens
BI'DENS, n. A plant, bur marigold.

6113

bidental
BIDENT'AL, a. [L.bidens, of bis,twice,and dens, a tooth.] Having two teeth.

6114

bidet
BIDET', n. A small horse, formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.

6115

biding
BI'DING, ppr. Dwelling; continuing; remaining. [See Abiding.]BI'DING, n. Residence; habitation.

6116

bidon
BID'ON, n. A measure of liquids, of about five quarts, wine measure, used by seamen.

6117

biennial
BIEN'NIAL, a. [L. biennis, of bis,twice, and annus, a year.]1. Continuing for two years and then ...

6118

biennially
BIEN'NIALLY, adv. Once in two years; at the return of two years.

6119

bier
BIER, n. [L. feretrum, from fero. See Bear.]A carriage or frame of wood for conveying dead human ...

6120

bier-balk
BIE'R-BALK,n. The church road for burials. [Not used in America.]

6121

biestings
BIE'STINGS, n. plu. The first milk given by a cow after calving.

6122

bifarious
BIFA'RIOUS, a. [L. bifarius; bis and fero, or Teutonic, faran, to go.]Two-fold. In botany, pointing ...

6123

bifariously
BIFA'RIOUSLY, adv. In a bifarious manner. A stem or branch is bifariously hairy, when the hairs ...

6124

biferous
BIF'EROUS, a. [L. bifer, biferus; of bis, twice, and fero, to bear.]Bearing fruit twice a year, as ...

6125

bifid
BIF'ID

6126

bifidate
BIF'IDATE, a. [L. bifidus, bifidatus, of bis, twice, and findo, fidi, to split or cleave. See ...

6127

biflorous
BIF'LOROUS, a. [L. bis,twice, and floreo.] Bearing two flowers.

6128

bifold
BI'FOLD, a. [L.bis, twice, and fold.] Two-fold; double; of two kinds, degrees, &c.

6129

biform
BI'FORM, a. [L. biformis, of bis, twice, and forma, form.]Having two forms, bodies or shapes.

6130

biformed
BI'FORMED, a. Compounded of two forms.

6131

biformity
BIFORM'ITY, n. A double form.

6132

bifurcate
BI'FURCATE

6133

bifurcated
BI'FURCATED, a. [L. bifurcus, of bis, twice, and furca, a fork.]Forked; divided into two branches.

6134

bifurcation
BIFURCA'TION, n. A forking, or division into two branches.

6135

big
BIG, a.1. Bulky; protuberant; pregnant, applied to females. Big, in the sense of pregnant, is ...

6136

bigam
BIG'AM, n. A bigamist. [Not used.]

6137

bigamist
BIG'AMIST, n. [See Bigamy.] One who has committed bigamy, or had two wives at one.

6138

bigamy
BIG'AMY, n. [L.bis,twice, and Gr. to marry, marriage.]The crime of having two wives at once. But ...

6139

bigbellied
BIG'BELLIED, a. Having a great belly; advanced in pregnancy.

6140

bigboned
BIGBO'NED, a. Having large bones.

6141

bigcorned
BIG'CORNED, a. Having large grains.

6142

bigeminate
BIGEM'INATE, a. [L.bis, twice, and geminus, double.]Twin-forked; used of a decompound leaf having ...

6143

biggel
BIG'GEL, n. A quadruped of the East Indies, somewhat like a rane or rein-deer, but its head ...

6144

biggin
BIG'GIN, n.1. A child's cap, or something worn about the head.2. A building.

6145

bight
BIGHT, n.1. A bend, or small bay between two points of land.2. The double part of a rope when ...

6146

bigly
BIG'LY, adv. [from big.] In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily.

6147

bignamed
BIG'NAMED, a. Having a great or famous name.

6148

bigness
BIG'NESS, n. Bulk; size; largeness; dimensions. It is used of any object,animate or inanimate, ...

6149

bigot
BIG'OT, n. 1. A person who is obstinately and unreasonably wedded to a particular religious ...

6150

bigoted
BIG'OTED, a. Obstinately and blindly attached to some creed, opinion, practice or ritual; ...

6151

bigotedly
BIG'OTEDLY, adv. In the manner of a bigot; pertinaciously.

6152

bigotry
BIG'OTRY, n. Obstinate or blind attachment to a particular creed, or to certain tenets; ...

6153

bigsounding
BIG'SOUNDING, a. Having a pompous sound.

6154

bigswoln
BIG'SWOLN, a. [big and swoln. See Swell.]Swelled to a large size; turgid; greatly swelled; ready ...

6155

biguddered
BIG'UDDERED, a. [big and udder.]Having large udders, or udders swelled with milk.

6156

bihydroguret
BIHYDROG'URET, n. A double hydroguret, or with two atoms of hydrogen.

6157

bijugous
BIJU'GOUS, a. [L. bis, twice, and jugum, a yoke, a pair.]Having two pairs of leaflets; used of ...

6158

bilabiate
BILA'BIATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and labium, a lip.]Having two lips, as the corols of flowers.

6159

bilamellate
BILAM'ELLATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and lamella, a plate.]Having the form of a flatted sphere, ...

6160

bilander
BI'LANDER, n. A small merchant vessel with two masts, distinguished from other vessels of two ...

6161

bilateral
BILAT'ERAL, a. [L. bis and latus,side.] Having two sides.

6162

bilberry
BIL'BERRY, n. The name of a shrub and its fruit; a species of Vaccinium or whortle-berry. The ...

6163

bilbo
BIL'BO, n. [from Bilboa, in Spain.]A rapier; a sword; so named, it is said, from Bilboa in Spain, ...

6164

bilboes
BIL'BOES, n. plu. On board of ships, long bars or bolts of iron with shackles sliding on them, and ...

6165

bild
BILD, v.t. pret. bilded, bilt; pp.id.To construct; to erect; to set up and finish; as, to bild a ...

6166

bildstein
BILD'STEIN, n. Agalmatolite, or figure-stone. A massive mineral, with sometimes a slaty ...

6167

bile
BILE, n. [L. bilis.] A yellow bitter liquor, separated from the blood in the liver, collected in ...

6168

bileduct
BI'LEDUCT, n. [bile and L. ductus, a conduit.]A vessel or canal to convey bile.

6169

bilestone
BI'LESTONE, n. [bile and stone.] A concretion of viscid.bile.

6170

bilge
BILGE, n. [A different orthography of bulge, and belly, a protuberance.]1. The protuberant part ...

6171

bilge-pump
BILGE-PUMP, n. A burr-pump; a pump to draw the bilge-water from a ship.

6172

bilge-water
BILGE-WATER, n. Water which enters a ship, and lies upon her bilge or bottom.

6173

bilged
BILG'ED, pp. or a. Having a fracture in the bilge. This participle is often used, as if the verb ...

6174

biliary
BIL'IARY, n. Water which enters a ship, and lies upon her bilge or bottom.BIL'IARY, a. [from L. ...

6175

bilingsgate
BIL'INGSGATE, n. [from a place of this name in London frequented by low people who use foul ...

6176

bilinguous
BILIN'GUOUS, a. [L. bis, and lingua, tongue.]Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.

6177

bilious
BIL'IOUS, a. [L. biliosus, from bilis, the bile.]Pertaining to bile; consisting or partaking of ...

6178

biliteral
BILIT'ERAL, a. [L. bis, twice, and litera, letter.]Consisting of two letters; as a biliteral root ...

6179

bilk
BILK, v.t. To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by non-fulfillment of engagement; ...

6180

bilked
BILK'ED, pp. Disappointed; deceived; defrauded.

6181

bilking
BILK'ING, ppr. Frustrating; defrauding.

6182

bill
BILL, n.1. The beak of a fowl.2. An instrument used by plumbers, basket makers and gardeners, ...

6183

billard
BILL'ARD, n. A bastard or imperfect capon; also a fish of the cod kind.

6184

billet
BILL'ET, n. [dim. of bill;] A small paper or note in writing, used for various purposes; ...

6185

billet-doux
BILLET-DOUX, bil'le-doo. A love billet.

6186

billeting
BILL'ETING, ppr. Quartering, as soldiers in private houses.

6187

billiard
BILL'IARD, a bil'yard. Pertaining to the game of billiards.

6188

billiards
BILL'IARDS, n. plu. bil'yards.A game played on a rectangular table, covered with a green cloth, ...

6189

billion
BILL'ION, n. bil'yun. [bis and million.]A million of millions; as many millions as there are units ...

6190

billow
BIL'LOW, n. A great wave or surge of the sea, occasioned usually by violent wind. It can hardly ...

6191

billow-beaten
BIL'LOW-BEATEN, a. Tossed by billows.

6192

billowing
BIL'LOWING, ppr. Swelled into a large waves or surges.

6193

billowy
BIL'LOWY, a. Swelling, or swelled into large waves; wavy; full of billows, or surges.

6194

bilobate
BILO'BATE, a. [L. bis,twice. See Lobe.] Divided into two lobes; as a bilobate leaf.

6195

bilobed
BILO'BED

6196

bilocular
BILOC'ULAR, a. [L. bis, twice, and loculus, from locus, a place.]Divided into two cells, or ...

6197

bilva
BIL'VA, n. The Hindu name of a plant, the Crataeva Marmelos of Linne.

6198

bimanous
BIMA'NOUS, a. [bis and manus.] Having two hands. Man is bimanous.

6199

bimbow
BIM'BOW, a. Crooked; arched; bent; as a kimbo handle.To set the arms a kimbo, is to set the hands ...

6200

bimedial
BIME'DIAL, a. [L. bis,twice,and medial.] In mathematics, if two medial lines, A B and B C, ...

6201

bin
BIN, n. A wooden box or chest used as a repository of corn or other commodities.

6202

binacle
BIN'ACLE, n. [Formerly bittacle.] A wooden case or box in which the compass and lights are kept ...

6203

binary
BI'NARY, a. [L. binus, two and two.]Binary arithmetic, the invention of Leibnitz, is that in which ...

6204

binate
BI'NATE, a. [L. biinus. See Binary.] Being double or in couples; growing in pairs. A binate leaf ...

6205

bind
BIND, v.t.1. To tie together,or confine with a cord, or any thing that is flexible; to fasten as ...

6206

bind-weed
BI'ND-WEED, n. A genus of plants, called Convolvulus, comprehending many species, as the white, the ...

6207

binder
BI'NDER, n. A person who binds; one whose occupation is to bind books; also, one who binds ...

6208

bindery
BI'NDERY, n. A place where books are bound.

6209

binding
BI'NDING, ppr. Fastening with a band; confining; restraining; covering or wrapping; obliging by a ...

6210

bing
BING, n. In alum works, a heap of alum thrown together in order to drain.

6211

binocle
BIN'OCLE, n. [binus, double, and oculus, and eye.]A dioptric telescope,fitted with two tubes ...

6212

binocular
BINOC'ULAR, a. [See Binocle.] Having two eyes; also, having two apertures or tubes, so joined that ...

6213

binomial
BINO'MIAL, a. [L. bis, twice, and nomen, name.]In algebra, a root consisting of two members ...

6214

binominous
BINOM'INOUS, a. [L. bis,twice,and nomen, name.]Having two names.

6215

binotonous
BINOT'ONOUS, a. [bis and note.] Consisting of two notes; as a binotonous cry.

6216

biographer
BIOG'RAPHER, n. [See Biography.] One who writes an account of history of the life and actions of ...

6217

biographic
BIOGRAPH'IC

6218

biographical
BIOGRAPH'ICAL, a. Pertaining to biography, or the history of the life of a person; containing ...

6219

biography
BIOG'RAPHY, n. [Gr.life, and to write.]The history of the life and character of a particular ...

6220

biotina
BIOTINA, n. [from Biot, a French naturalist.]A newly discovered Vesuvian mineral, whose primitive ...

6221

biparous
BIP'AROUS, a. [L. bis,twice, and pario, to bear.]Bringing forth two at a birth.

6222

bipartible
BIPART'IBLE

6223

bipartient
BIPAR'TIENT, [L. bis, twice,and partio, partiens, to divide.] Dividing into two parts.

6224

bipartile
BIP'ARTILE , a. [L. bis,twice, and partio, to divide.]That may be divided in two parts.

6225

bipartite
BIP'ARTITE, a. [L. bis, twice,and partitus, divided.] 1. Having two correspondent parts, as a ...

6226

bipartition
BIPARTI'TION, n. The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts.

6227

biped
BI'PED, n. [L. bipes, of bis,twice, and pes, pedis, a foot.]An animal having two feet, as man.

6228

bipedal
BIP'EDAL, a. Having two feet, or the length of two feet.

6229

bipennate
BIPEN'NATE,a. [L. bis, and penna, a wing or feather.] Having two wings.1. In botany, having ...

6230

bipennatifid
BIPEN'NATIFID, a. [L. bis, twice, pinna, a wing or feather, and findo, to ...

6231

bipetalous
BIPET'ALOUS, a. [L. bis, twice, and Gr. a leaf.]Consisting of two flower leaves; having two petals.

6232

bipinnatifid
BIPIN'NATIFID

6233

biquadrate
BIQUAD'RATE, n. [L. bis, twice, and quadratus, squared.]In mathematics the fourth power, arising ...

6234

biquadratic
BIQUADRAT'IC, n. The same as biquadrate.BIQUADRAT'IC, a. Pertaining to the biquadratic or fourth ...

6235

biquintile
BIQUIN'TILE, n. [L. bis, twice, and quintus, fifth.]An aspect of the planets, when they are ...

6236

biradiate
BIRA'DIATE

6237

biradiated
BIRA'DIATED, a. [L. bis, twice, and radiatus, set with rays.]Having two rays; as a biradiate fin.

6238

birch
BIRCH, n. burch. A genus of trees, the Betula, of which there are several species; as the white or ...

6239

birchen
BIRCH'EN, a. Made of birch; consisting of birch.

6240

bird
BIRD, n. burd.1. Properly, a chicken, the young of fowls, and hence a small fowl.2. In modern ...

6241

bird-cage
BIRD'-CAGE, n. [bird and cage.] A box or case with wires, small sticks, or wicker, forming open ...

6242

bird-catcher
BIRD'-CATCHER, n. [bird and catch.] One whose employment is to catch birds; a fowler.

6243

bird-catching
BIRD'-CATCHING, n. [bird and catch.] The art of taking birds or wild fowls, either for food, for ...

6244

bird-eye
BIRD'-EYE

6245

bird-lime
BIRD'-LIME, n. [bird and lime.] A viscous substance,usually made of the juice of holly-bark, ...

6246

birdbolt
BIRD'BOLT, n. [bird and bolt.] An arrow, broad at the end, for shooting birds.

6247

birder
BIRD'ER, n. A bird-catcher.

6248

birdeyed
BIRD'EYED, a. Of quick sight.

6249

birding-piece
BIRD'ING-PIECE, n. [bird and piece.] A fowling-piece.

6250

birds-eye
BIRD'S-EYE, a. [bird and eye.] Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; as a bird-eye landscape.

6251

birdseye
BIRDS'EYE, n. [bird and eye.] A genus of plants, called also pheasant's eye, known in botany by ...

6252

birdsfoot
BIRDS'FOOT, n. [bird and foot.] A plant, the Ornithopus, whose legumen is articulated, ...

6253

birdsfoot-trefoil
BIRDSFOOT-TREFOIL, n. A genus of plants,the Lotus, of several species.

6254

birdsnest
BIRDS'NEST, n. [bird and nest.] The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.1. A ...

6255

birdstares
BIRDSTARES and BIRDSTONGUE; names of plants.

6256

bireme
BI'REME, n. [L. biremis, bis and remus, and oar.]A vessel with two banks or tiers of oars.

6257

birgander
BIRG'ANDER, n. The name of a wild goose.

6258

birhomboidal
BIRHOMBOID'AL, a. [bis and rhomboid.]Having a surface composed of twelve rhombic faces, which, ...

6259

birken
BIRK'EN, v.t. [from birch.] To beat with a burch or rod.

6260

birostrate
BIROS'TRATE

6261

birostrated
BIROS'TRATED, a. [L. bis, twice, and rostrum, a beak.]Having a double beak, or process resembling ...

6262

birt
BIRT, n. burt. A fish, called also turbot.

6263

birth
BIRTH, n. berth. [L. partus, the participle of pario, to bear.]1. The act of coming into life, or ...

6264

birthday
BIRTH'DAY, n. [birth and day.] The day in which any person is born.1. The same day of the month, ...

6265

birthdom
BIRTH'DOM, n. [birth and dom.] Privilege of birth. [Not used.]

6266

birthing
BIRTH'ING, n. Any thing added to raise the sides of a ship.

6267

birthnight
BIRTH'NIGHT, n. [birth and night.] The night in which a person is born; and the anniversary of ...

6268

birthplace
BIRTH'PLACE, n. [birth and place.] The town, city or country, where a person is born; more ...

6269

birthright
BIRTH'RIGHT, n. [birth and right.] Any right or privilege, to which a person is entitled by ...

6270

birthwort
BIRTH'WORT, n. [birth and wort.] A genus of plants, Aristolochia, of many species. Of these are ...

6271

bisa
BISA

6272

biscotin
BIS'COTIN, n. A confection, made of flour, sugar, marmalade and eggs.

6273

biscuit
BIS'CUIT, n. bis'kit. [L. bis, twice,and cuit, baked.]1. A kind of bread, formed into cakes, and ...

6274

bisdiapason
DISDIAPASON, BISDIAPASON, n. [See Diapason.] In music, a compound concord in the quadruple ratio of ...

6275

bisect
BISECT', v.t. [L. bis, twice, and seco, sectum, to cut. See Section.]To cut or divide into two ...

6276

bisected
BISECT'ED, pp. Divided into two equal parts.

6277

bisecting
BISECT'ING, ppr. Dividing into two equal parts.

6278

bisection
BISEC'TION, n. The act of cutting into two equal parts; the division of any line or quantity into ...

6279

bisegment
BISEG'MENT, n. [bis and segment.] One of the parts of a line, divided into two equal parts.

6280

bisexous
BISEX'OUS, a. Consisting of both sexes.

6281

bishop
BISH'OP, n. [L. episcopus; Gr. of, over, and inspector, or visitor; to view, or inspect; whence, to ...

6282

bishoplike
BISH'OPLIKE, a. Resembling a bishop; belonging to a bishop.

6283

bishopric
BISH'OPRIC,n. [bishop and ric, jurisdiction.] 1. A diocese; the district over which the ...

6284

bishopsweed
BISH'OPSWEED, n. [bishop and used.] A genus of plants, with the generic name Ammi.

6285

bishopswort
BISH'OPSWORT, n. A plant.

6286

bisk
BISK, n. Soup or broth, made by boiling several sorts of flesh together.

6287

bisket
BISK'ET, a biscuit. This orthography is adopted by many respectable writers.

6288

bismuth
BIS'MUTH, n. s as z. A metal of a yellowish or reddish white color, and a lamellar texture. It is ...

6289

bismuthal
BIS'MUTHAL, a. Consisting of bismuth, or containing it.

6290

bismuthic
BIS'MUTHIC, a. Pertaining to bismuth; as bismuthic acid.

6291

bison
BIS'ON, n. [L. A quadruped of the bovine genus, usually but improperly called the buffalo. The ...

6292

bissextile
BISSEX'TILE, n. [L.bissextilis, leap year, from bissextus, [bis and sextus] the sixth of the ...

6293

bisson
BIS'SON, a. Blind. [Not used.]

6294

bister
BIS'TER, n. Among painters, the burnt oil extracted from the soot of wood; a brown pigment. To ...

6295

bistort
BIS'TORT, n. [L. bistorta, bis and tortus, twisted.]A plant, a species of polygonum, or ...

6296

bistoury
BIS'TOURY, n. bis'tury. A surgical instrument for making incisions. It is either straight and ...

6297

bisulcous
BISULC'OUS, a. [L. bisulcus, of bis and sulcus, a furrow.]Cloven footed, as swine or oxen.

6298

bisulphuret
BISUL'PHURET, n. [bis and sulphuret.] In chimistry, a sulphuret, with a double proportion of ...

6299

bit
BIT, n. The iron part of a bridle which is inserted in the mouth of a horse,and its appendages, to ...

6300

bitch
BITCH, n.1. The female of the canine kind, as of the dog,wolf,and fox.2. A name of reproach for a ...

6301

bite
BITE, v.t. pret. bit; pp. bit, bitten.1. To break or crush with the teeth, as in eating; to pierce ...

6302

biter
BI'TER, n. One who bites; that which bites; a fish apt to take bait.1. One who cheats or ...

6303

biternate
BITERN'ATE, a. [L. bis and ternus, three.] In botany, doubly ternate, as when a petiole has three ...

6304

biting
BI'TING, ppr. Seizing, wounding, or crushing with the teeth; pinching,paining, causing to smart ...

6305

bitingly
BI'TINGLY, adv. In a sarcastic or jeering manner.

6306

bitless
BIT'LESS, a. Not having a bit or bridle.

6307

bitmouth
BIT'MOUTH, n. [bit and mouth.] The bit, or that part of a bridle which is put in a horse's mouth.

6308

bittacle
BIT'TACLE, n. The box for the compasses and lights on board a ship. [See Binnacle.]

6309

bitten
BIT'TEN, pp. of bite. bit'tn. Seized or wounded by the teeth; cheated.

6310

bitter
BIT'TER, a.1. Sharp, or biting to the taste; acrid; like wormwood.2. Sharp; cruel; severe; as ...

6311

bitter-gourd
BIT'TER-GOURD, n. [bitter and gourd.] A plant, a species of Cucumis, called Colocynthis, ...

6312

bitter-salt
BIT'TER-SALT, n. Epsom salt.

6313

bitter-spar
BIT'TER-SPAR, n. Rhombspar, a mineral that crystallizes in rhomboids. It is the crystallized ...

6314

bitter-sweet
BIT'TER-SWEET, n. [bitter and sweet.] A species of Solanum, a slender climbing plant, whose ...

6315

bitter-wort
BIT'TER-WORT, n. [bitter and wort.] The plant called gentian, Gentiana, which has a remarkable ...

6316

bitterish
BIT'TERISH, a. Somewhat bitter; bitter in a moderate degree.

6317

bitterishness
BIT'TERISHNESS, n. The quality of being moderately bitter.

6318

bitterly
BIT'TERLY, adv. With a bitter taste.1. In a severe manner; in a manner expressing poignant grief; ...

6319

bittern
BIT'TERN, n. A fowl of the grallic order, the Ardea stellaris, a native of Europe. This fowl has ...

6320

bitterness
BIT'TERNESS, n. [from bitter.] A bitter taste; or rather a quality in things which excites a ...

6321

bitters
BIT'TERS, n. A liquor in which bitter herbs or roots are steeped; generally a spirituous liquor, ...

6322

bittervetch
BIT'TERVETCH, n. [bitter and vetch.] A species of Ervum, or lentil, cultivated for fodder.1. A ...

6323

bittour
BIT'TOUR, or BIT'TOR, n. The bittern.

6324

bitts
BITTS, n. plu. [from the same root as bite.] A frame of two strong pieces of timber fixed ...

6325

bitume
BITU'ME, n. Bitumen, so written for the sake of the rhyme.

6326

bitumen
BIT'UMEN

6327

bituminate
BITU'MINATE, v.t. To impregnate with bitumen.

6328

bituminated
BITU'MINATED, a. Impregnated with bitumen.

6329

bituminiferous
BITUMINIF'EROUS, a. [bitumen and fero, to produce.]Producing bitumen.

6330

bituminize
BITU'MINIZE, v.t. To form into, or impregnate with bitumen.

6331

bituminous
BITU'MINOUS, a. Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing ...

6332

bivalve
BI'VALVE, n. [L. bis, twice, and valve. L. valva]An animal having two valves, or a shell consisting ...

6333

bivalvous
BIVALV'OUS, a. Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and the seed cases ...

6334

bivalvular
BIVALV'ULAR

6335

bivaulted
BIVAULT'ED, a. [L. bis, twice,and vault.] Having two vaults or arches.

6336

biventral
BIVENT'RAL, a. [L. bis and venter, belly.] Having two bellies; as a biventral muscle.

6337

bivious
BIV'IOUS, a. [L. bivius; bis and via, way.] Having two ways, or leading two ways.

6338

bivouac
BIVOUAC, n. [L. vigilo.] The guard or watch of a whole army, as in cases of great danger of ...

6339

bixwort
BIX'WORT, n. A plant.

6340

biza
BIZA, n. A coin of Pegu, of the value of half a ducat; also, a weight.

6341

blaast
BLA'AST, n. [Eng. blaze, which is primarily a blowing or swelling.]1. A gust or puff of wind; or ...

6342

blab
BLAB, v.t.1. To utter or tell in a thoughtless manner; to publish secrets or trifles without ...

6343

blabber
BLAB'BER, n. A tattler; a tell-tale.

6344

blabbing
BLAB'BING, ppr. Telling indiscreetly what ought to be concealed; tattling.

6345

black
BLACK, a. 1. Of the color of night; destitute of light; dark.2. Darkened by clouds; as the ...

6346

black-bird
BLACK'-BIRD, n. [black and bird.] In England, the merula, a species of turdus, a singing bird with ...

6347

black-browed
BLACK'-BROWED, a. [black and brow.] Having black eye-brows; gloomy; dismal; threatening; as a ...

6348

black-bryony
BLACK-BRY'ONY, n. [black and bryony.] A plant, the Tamus.

6349

black-cap
BLACK-CAP, n. [black and cap.] A bird, the Motacilla atricapilla, or mock-nightingale; so called ...

6350

black-chalk
BLACK-CHALK, n. A mineral of a bluish black color, of a slaty texture, and soiling the fingers ...

6351

black-faced
BLACK'-FACED, a. Having a black face.

6352

black-forest
BLACK-FOREST, n. [black and forest.] A forest in Germany, in Swabia; a part of the ancient ...

6353

black-friar
BLACK-FRIAR, n. Black-friars is a name given to the Dominican Order, called also Predicants and ...

6354

black-lead
BLACK'-LEAD, n. A mineral of a dark steel-gray color, and of a scaly texture, composed of carbon, ...

6355

blacked
BLACK'ED, pp. Made black; soiled.

6356

blacken
BLACK'EN, v.t.1. To make black.The importation of slaves that has blackened half America.2. To ...

6357

blackener
BLACK'ENER, n. He that blackens.

6358

blacking
BLACK'ING, ppr. Making black.BLACK'ING, n. A substance used for blacking shoes, variously made; ...

6359

blackish
BLACK'ISH, a. Somewhat black; moderately black or dark.

6360

blackly
BLACK'LY, adv. Darkly; atrociously.

6361

blackness
BLACK'NESS, n. The quality of being black; black color; darkness; atrociousness or enormity in ...

6362

blacksea
BLACK'SEA, n. [black and sea.] The Euxine Sea, on the eastern border of Europe.

6363

blacksmith
BLACK'SMITH, n. [black and smith.] A smith who works in iron, and makes iron utensils; more ...

6364

bladder
BLAD'DER, n.[Eng.a blade; L.latus.]1. A thin membranous bag in animals, which serves as the ...

6365

bladder-nut
BLAD'DER-NUT, n. [bladder and nut.] A genus of plants, with the generic name of Staphyloea. They ...

6366

bladder-senna
BLAD'DER-SENNA, or bastard-senna, a genus of plants, called in botany Colutea.The jointed-podded ...

6367

bladdered
BLAD'DERED, a. Swelled like a bladder.

6368

bladdery
BLAD'DERY, a. Resembling a bladder; containing bladders.

6369

blade
BLADE, n. [Gr.broad.]1. The stalk or spire of a plant,particularly of grass and corn; but ...

6370

blade-bone
BLA'DE-BONE, n. The scapula, or upper bone in the shoulder.

6371

blade-smith
BLA'DE-SMITH, n. A sword cutler.

6372

bladed
BLA'DED, pp. Having a blade or blades. It may be used of blade in the sense of a leaf, a spire, ...

6373

blain
BLAIN, n. A pustule; a botch; a blister. In farriery, a bladder growing on the root of the ...

6374

blamable
BLA'MABLE, a. [See Blame.] Faulty; culpable; reprehensible; deserving of censure.

6375

blamableness
BLA'MABLENESS, n. Culpableness; fault; the state of being worthy of censure.

6376

blamably
BLA'MABLY, adv. Culpably; in a manner deserving of censure.

6377

blame
BLAME, v.t. [The Greeks have the root of this word, to blaspheme.]1. To censure; to express ...

6378

blamed
BLA'MED, pp. Censured; disapproved.

6379

blameful
BLA'MEFUL, a. Faulty; meriting blame; reprehensible.

6380

blameless
BLA'MELESS, a. Without fault; innocent; guiltless; not meriting censure.A bishop then must be ...

6381

blamelessly
BLA'MELESSLY, adv. Innocently; without fault or crime.

6382

blamelessness
BLA'MELESSNESS,n. Innocence; a state of being not worthy of censure.

6383

blamer
BLA'MER, n. One who blames, finds fault or censures.

6384

blameworthiness
BLA'MEWORTHINESS, n. The quality of deserving censure.

6385

blameworthy
BLA'MEWORTHY, a. [blame and worthy.] Deserving blame; censurable; culpable; reprehensible.

6386

blaming
BLA'MING, ppr. Censuring; finding fault.

6387

blanc-manger
BLANC-MANGER, pron. blomonge. In cookery, a preparation of dissolved isinglass, milk, sugar, ...

6388

blancard
BLANC'ARD, n. A kind of linen cloth, manufactured in Normandy, so called because the thread is ...

6389

blanch
BL'ANCH, v.t. 1. To whiten; to take out the color, and make white; to obliterate.2. To slur; to ...

6390

blanched
BL'ANCHED, pp. Whitened.

6391

blancher
BL'ANCHER, n. One who whitens; also, one who anneals, and cleanses money.

6392

blanchimeter
BLANCHIM'ETER, n. [blanch, and Gr. measure.]An instrument for measuring the bleaching power of ...

6393

blanching
BL'ANCHING, ppr. Whitening. In coinage, the operation of giving brightness to pieces of silver,by ...

6394

bland
BLAND, a. [L. blandus.] Mild; soft; gentle; as bland words; bland zephyrs.

6395

blandiloquence
BLANDIL'OQUENCE, n. [L. blandus, mild, and loquor, to speak.]Fair, mild, flattering speech.

6396

blandish
BLAND'ISH, v.t. [L. blandior; Old Eng. blandise.]To soften; to caress; to flatter by kind words or ...

6397

blandisher
BLAND'ISHER, n. One that flatters with soft words.

6398

blandishing
BLAND'ISHING, , ppr. Soothing or flattering with fair words.

6399

blandishment
BLAND'ISHMENT, n. Soft words;kind speeches; caresses; expression of kindness; words or actions ...

6400

blank
BLANK, a.1. Void; empty; consequently white; as a blank paper.2. White or pale; as the blank ...

6401

blanked
BLANK'ED, pp. Confused; dispirited.

6402

blanket
BLANK'ET, n.1. A cover for a bed, made of coarse wool loosely woven, and used for securing against ...

6403

blanketing
BLANK'ETING, ppr. Tossing in a blanket.BLANK'ETING, n. The punishment of tossing in a blanket.1. ...

6404

blankly
BLANK'LY, adv. In a blank manner; with paleness or confusion.

6405

blare
BLARE, v.i. [L. ploro, to dry out, to bawl, to weep.]1. To roar; to bellow. [Little used.]2. To ...

6406

blaspheme
BLASPHE'ME, v.t. [Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; L. ...

6407

blasphemer
BLASPHE'MER, n. One who blasphemes; one who speaks of God in impious and irreverent terms. 1 ...

6408

blaspheming
BLASPHE'MING, ppr. Uttering impious or reproachful words concerning God.

6409

blasphemous
BLAS'PHEMOUS, a. Containing blasphemy; calumnious; impiously irreverent or reproachful towards ...

6410

blasphemously
BLAS'PHEMOUSLY, adv. Impiously; with impious irreverence to God.

6411

blasphemy
BLAS'PHEMY, n. An indignity offered to God by words or writing; reproachful, contemptuous or ...

6412

blast
BL'AST, v.t. [Literally, to strike.] To make to wither by some pernicious influence, as too much ...

6413

blasted
BL'ASTED, pp. Affected by some cause that checks growth, injures, impairs, destroys, or renders ...

6414

blaster
BL'ASTER, n. He or that which blasts or destroys.

6415

blasting
BL'ASTING, ppr. Affecting by a blast; preventing from coming to maturity; frustrating; splitting ...

6416

blastment
BL'ASTMENT, n. Blast; sudden stroke of some destructive cause. [Superseded by blast and ...

6417

blatant
BLA'TANT, a. [See Bleat.] Bellowing as a calf. [Not used.]

6418

blatter
BLAT'TER, v.i. [from the root of bleat.]To make a senseless noise.

6419

blatterer
BLAT'TERER, n. A noisy blustering boaster. [Not used.]

6420

blay
BLAY, n. [See Bleak.] A small river fish, the bleak.

6421

blaze
BLAZE, n. [Eng.to blush.]1. Flame; the stream of light and heat from any body when burning, ...

6422

blazed
BLA'ZED, pp. Published far and wide.

6423

blazer
BLA'ZER, n. One who publishes and spreads reports.

6424

blazing
BLA'ZING, ppr. Flaming; publishing far and wide.BLA'ZING, a. Emitting flame, or light; as a ...

6425

blazing-star
BLAZ'ING-STAR, n. A comet; a star that is accompanied with a coma or train of light.

6426

blazon
BLA'ZON, v.t. bla'zn.1. To explain, in proper terms, the figures on ensigns armorial.2. To deck; ...

6427

blazoned
BLA'ZONED, pp. Explained, deciphered in the manner of heralds; published abroad; displayed ...

6428

blazoner
BLA'ZONER, n. One that blazons; a herald; an evil speaker, or propagator of scandal.

6429

blazoning
BLA'ZONING, ppr. Explaining, describing as heralds; showing; publishing; blazing abroad; ...

6430

blazonry
BLA'ZONRY, n. The art of describing coats of arms, in proper terms.

6431

blea
BLEA, n. The part of a tree, which lies immediately under the bark.

6432

bleach
BLEACH, v.t. [Eng. bleak.]To whiten; to make white or whiter; to take out color; applied to many ...

6433

bleached
BLE'ACHED, pp. Whitened; made white.

6434

bleacher
BLE'ACHER, n. One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten cloth.

6435

bleachery
BLE'ACHERY, n. A place for bleaching; as a wax bleachery.

6436

bleaching
BLE'ACHING, ppr. Whitening; making white; becoming white.BLE'ACHING, n. The act or art of ...

6437

bleak
BLEAK, a. 1. Pale. [But not often used in this sense, in America, as far as my observations ...

6438

bleakish
BLEAKISH, a. Moderately bleak.

6439

bleakness
BLE'AKNESS, n. Openness of situation;exposure to the wind; hence coldness.

6440

bleaky
BLE'AKY a. Bleak; open unsheltered; cold; chill.

6441

blear
BLEAR, a. Sore, with a watery rheum; applied only to the eyes; as the blear-eyed owl.BLEAR, v.t. ...

6442

blear-eyed
BLE'AR-EYED, a. Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim-sighted.

6443

blearedness
BLE'AREDNESS, n. The state of being bleared, or dimmed with rheum.

6444

bleat
BLEAT, v.i. [L. blatero; plaudo.] To make the noise of a sheep; to cry as a sheep.BLEAT, n. The ...

6445

bleating
BLE'ATING, ppr. or a. Crying as a sheep.BLE'ATING, n. The cry of a sheep.

6446

bleb
BLEB, n. [This word belongs to the root of blab, blubber.]A little tumor, vesicle or ...

6447

blebby
BLEBBY, a. Full of blebs.

6448

bled
BLED, pret. and pp. of bleed.

6449

bleed
BLEED, v.i. pret. and pp. bled.1. To lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm ...

6450

bleeding
BLEE'DING, ppr. Losing blood;letting blood; losing sap or juice.BLEE'DING, n. a running or issuing ...

6451

bleit
BLEIT, a. Bashful; used in Scotland and the northern counties of England.

6452

blemish
BLEM'ISH, v.t.1. Too mark with any deformity; to injure or impair any thing which is well formed, ...

6453

blemished
BLEM'ISHED, pp. Injured or marred by any mark of deformity; tarnished; soiled.

6454

blemishing
BLEM'ISHING, ppr. Marking with deformity; tarnishing.

6455

blemishless
BLEM'ISHLESS, a. Without blemish; spotless.

6456

blemishment
BLEM'ISHMENT, n. Disgrace. [Little used.]

6457

blench
BLENCH, v.i. [This evidently is the blanch of Bacon [see Blanch.] and perhaps the modern ...

6458

blencher
BLENCH'ER, n. That which frustrates.

6459

blend
BLEND, n.An ore of zink, called also mock-lead, false galena and black jack. Its color is mostly ...

6460

blended
BLEND'ED, pp. Mixed; confounded by mixture.

6461

blender
BLEND'ER, n. One that mingles or confounds.

6462

blending
BLEND'ING, ppr. Mingling together; confounding by mixture.

6463

blendous
BLEND'OUS, a. Pertaining to blend.

6464

blenny
BLEN'NY, n. A genus of fishes, of the order of Jugulars, in Ichthyology called Blennius. There ...

6465

blent
BLENT, the obsolete participle of blend.

6466

bless
BLESS, v.t. pret. and ppr. blessed or blest.1. To pronounce a wish of happiness to one; to ...

6467

blessed
BLESS'ED, pp. Made happy or prosperous; extolled; pronounced happy.BLESS'ED, a. Happy; prosperous ...

6468

blessedly
BLESS'EDLY, adv. Happily; in a fortunate manner.

6469

blessedness
BLESS'EDNESS, n. Happiness; felicity; heavenly joys; the favor of God.1. Sanctity.

6470

blesser
BLESS'ER, n. One that blesses or prospers; one who bestows a blessing.

6471

blessing
BLESS'ING, ppr. Making happy; wishing happiness to; praising or extolling; consecrating by ...

6472

blest
BLEST, pp. of bless.BLEST, a. Made happy.1. Making happy; cheering.While these blest sounds my ...

6473

bletonism
BLE'TONISM, n. The faculty of perceiving and indicating subterraneous springs and currents by ...

6474

bletonist
BLE'TONIST, n. One who possesses the faculty of perceiving subterraneous springs by sensation.

6475

blew
BLEW, pret. of blow.

6476

bleyme
BLEYME, n. An inflammation in the foot of a horse, between the sole and the bone.

6477

blicea
BLICE'A, n. A small fish caught in the German seas,somewhat resembling the English sprat.

6478

blight
BLIGHT, n.1. A disease incident to plants, affecting them variously. sometimes the whole plant ...

6479

blin
BLIN, v.t. To stop or cease.

6480

blind
BLIND, a. 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect, or by deprivation;not ...

6481

blinded
BLINDED, pp. Deprived of sight; deprived of intellectual discernment; made dark or obscure.

6482

blindfold
BLINDFOLD, a. [blind and fold.] Having the eyes covered; having the mental eye ...

6483

blindfolded
BLINDFOLDED, pp. Having the eyes covered; hindered from seeing.

6484

blindfolding
BLINDFOLDING, ppr. Covering the eyes;hindering from seeing.

6485

blinding
BLINDING, ppr. Depriving of sight,or of understanding; obscuring.

6486

blindly
BLINDLY, adv. Without sight, or understanding.1. Without discerning the reason; implicitly; ...

6487

blindness
BLINDNESS, n. Want of bodily sight; want of intellectual discernment; ignorance.

6488

blindnettle
BLINDNETTLE, n. A plant.

6489

blinds
BLINDS, n. In the military art, a defense made of osiers or branches interwoven, and laid across ...

6490

blindside
BLINDSIDE, n. [blind and side.] The side which is most easily assailed; or the side on which the ...

6491

blindworm
BLINDWORM, n. [blind and worm.] A small reptile, called also slow worm, a species of Anguis, about ...

6492

blink
BLINK, v.i. 1. To wink; to twinkle with the eye.2. To see obscurely. Johnson. Is it not to see ...

6493

blinkard
BLINK'ARD, n. [blink and ard,kind.] A person who blinks or has bad eyes; that which twinkles, or ...

6494

blinking
BLINK'ING, ppr. Winking; twinkling.

6495

bliss
BLISS, n. The highest degree of happiness; blessedness; felicity; used of felicity in general, when ...

6496

blissful
BLISS'FUL, a. Full ofjoy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.

6497

blissfully
BLISS''FULLY, adv. In a blissful manner.

6498

blissfulness
BLISS'FULNESS, n. Exalted happiness; felicity; fullness ofjoy.

6499

blissless
BLISS'LESS, a. Destitute of bliss.

6500

blissom
BLIS'SOM, v.i. To be lustful; to caterwaul. [Little used.]

6501

blister
BLIS'TER, n. 1. A pustule; a thin bladder on the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether ...

6502

blistered</