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7905

c
C, the third letter in the English alphabet, and the second articulation or consonant, is a ...

7906

cab
CAB, n. An oriental dry measure, being the sixth part of a seah or satum, and the eighteenth of an ...

7907

cabal
CABAL, n. 1. A number of persons untied in some close design; usually to promote their private ...

7908

cabala
CABALA, [See the preceding word. It is from the sense of reception.] Tradition, or a mysterious ...

7909

cabalism
CABALISM, n. The secret science of the cabalists.

7910

cabalist
CABALIST, n. 1. A Jewish doctor who professes the study of the cabala, or the mysteries of Jewish ...

7911

cabalistic
CABALISTIC

7912

cabalistical
CABALISTICAL, a. Pertaining to the cabala, or mysterious science of Jewish traditions; containing ...

7913

cabalistically
CABALISTICALLY, adv. In the manner of the cabalists.

7914

cabalize
CABALIZE, v.i. To use the manner or language of the cabalists.

7915

caballer
CABALLER, n. One who unites with others in close designs to effect an object by intrigue; one who ...

7916

caballine
CABALLINE, a. Pertaining to a horse; as caballine aloes, so called from its being given to horses ...

7917

caballing
CABALLING, ppr. Uniting in a cabal; intriguing in a small party.

7918

cabaret
CABARET, n. A tavern; a house where liquors are retailed.

7919

cabbage
CABBAGE, n. A genus of plants, called in botany Brassica, of several species; some of which are ...

7920

cabbage-net
CABBAGE-NET, n. A small net to boil cabbage in.

7921

cabbage-tree
CABBAGE-TREE, n. The cabbage-palm, a species of Areca, the oleracea, a native of warm climates. ...

7922

cabbage-worm
CABBAGE-WORM, n. An insect.

7923

cabiai
CABIAI, n. An animal of South America resembling a hog, living on the margins of lakes and rivers, ...

7924

cabin
CABIN, n.1. A small room; an inclosed place.2. A cottage; a hut, or small house.3. A tent; a ...

7925

cabin-boy
CABIN-BOY, n. A boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers on board of a ship.

7926

cabin-mate
CABIN-MATE, n. One who occupies the same cabin with another.

7927

cabined
CABINED, pp. Inclosed; covered.

7928

cabinet
CABINET, n.1. A closet; a small room, or retired apartment.2. A private room, in which ...

7929

cabinet-council
CABINET-COUNCIL, n. 1. A council held with privacy; the confidential council of a prince or ...

7930

cabinet-maker
CABINET-MAKER, n. A man whose occupation is to make cabinets, tables, bureaus, bed-steads, and ...

7931

cabineted
CABINETED, pp. Inclosed in a private apartment, or in a cabinet.

7932

cabirean
CABIREAN, n. One of the Cabiri.

7933

cabirian
CABIRIAN,

7934

cabiric
CABIRIC,

7935

cabiritic
CABIRITIC, a. Pertaining to the Cabiri, certain deities greatly venerated by the ancient Pagans, ...

7936

cable
CABLE, n. cabl. A large strong rope or chain, used to retain a vessel at anchor. It is made ...

7937

cable-tier
CABLE-TIER, n. The place where the cables are coiled away.

7938

cabled
CABLED, a. Fastened with a cable.

7939

cablet
CABLET, n. A little cable.

7940

caboched
CABOCHED,

7941

caboose
CABOOSE, n.1. The cook-room or kitchen of a ship. In smaller vessels, it is an inclosed ...

7942

cabos
CABOS, n. A species of eel-pout, about two feet long, whose flesh is well tasted.

7943

caboshed
CABOSHED, n. In heraldry, having the head cut close, so as to have no neck left.

7944

cabriole
CABRIOLE,

7945

cabriolet
CABRIOLET, n. A gig; a one horse chair, a light carriage.

7946

cabure
CABURE, n. A Brazilian bird of the owl kind, of the size of a thrush, of a beautiful umber color, ...

7947

caburns
CABURNS, n. Small lines made of spun yarn, to bind cables, seize tackles, and the like.

7948

cacao
CACAO or COCOA, n. The chocolate-tree, a species of the Theobroma, a native of the West Indies. ...

7949

caccoons
CACCOONS, n. A plant called in botany Flevillea.

7950

cachalot
CACHALOT, n. A cetaceous fish, the physeter or spermaceti whale. The principal species are, the ...

7951

cachectic
CACHECTIC,

7952

cachectical
CACHECTICAL, a. [See Cachery.] Having an ill habit of body; of a deranged or vitiated state of the ...

7953

cachexy
CACHEXY, n. A vicious state of the powers of the body; a deranged state of the constitution, ...

7954

cachinnation
CACHINNATION, n. A variety of chalcedony, which is a subspecies of quartz, usually milk white, ...

7955

cack
CACK, v.i. To ease the body by stool.

7956

cackerel
CACKEREL, n. A fish which is said to void excrements when pursued. Others say, a fish which eaten ...

7957

cackle
CACKLE, v.i. 1. To make a particular noise, as a goose or a hen.2. To laugh with a broken noise, ...

7958

cackler
CACKLER, n. 1. A fowl that cackles.2. A tell-tale; a tattler.

7959

cackling
CACKLING, ppr. Making the noise of a goose or hen.CACKLING, n. The broken noise of a goose or ...

7960

cacochymic
CACOCHYMIC,

7961

cacochymical
CACOCHYMICAL, a. [See Cacochymy.] Having the fluids of the body vitiated, especially the blood.

7962

cacochymy
CACOCHYMY, n. A vicious state of the vital humors, especially of the blood, arising from a ...

7963

cacodemon
CACODEMON, n. An evil spirit.

7964

cacoethes
CACOETHES, n.1. A bad custom or habit; a bad disposition.2. In medicine, an incurable ulcer.

7965

cacophony
CACOPHONY, n. 1. In rhetoric, an uncouth or disagreeable sound of words, proceeding from the ...

7966

cadaver
CADAVER, n. A corpse.

7967

cadaverous
CADAVEROUS, a.1. Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; wan; ghastly; as a ...

7968

caddis
CADDIS, n. 1. A kind of tape or ribin.2. A kind of worm or grub found in a case of straw.

7969

caddow
CADDOW, n. A chough; a jack daw.

7970

caddy
CADDY, n. A small box for keeping tea.

7971

cade
CADE, a. Tame; bred by hand; domesticated; as a cade lamb.CADE, v.t. To bring up or nourish by ...

7972

cade-oil
CADE-OIL, n. In the materia medica, an oil used in Germany and France, made of the fruit of the ...

7973

cade-worm
CADE-WORM, n. The same as caddis.

7974

cadence
CADENCE,

7975

cadenced
CADENCED, pp. or a. Having a particular cadence; as well cadenced music.

7976

cadency
CADENCY, n. 1. A fall, a decline; a state of sinking.2. A fall of the voice in reading or ...

7977

cadene
CADENE, n. A species of inferior carpet imported from the Levant.

7978

cadent
CADENT, n. Falling down; sinking.

7979

cadenza
CADENZA, n. The fall or modulation of the voice in singing.

7980

cadet
CADET, n.1. The younger or youngest son.2. A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a ...

7981

cadew
CADEW, n. A straw worm. [See Caddis.]

7982

cadge
CADGE, v.t. To carry a burden.

7983

cadger
CADGER, n. One who brings butter, eggs and poultry to the market, from the country; a huckster.

7984

cadi
CADI, n. In the Turkish dominions, a judge in civil affairs; usually the judge of a town or ...

7985

cadillac
CADILLAC, n. A sort of pear.

7986

cadmean
CADMEAN,

7987

cadmia
CADMIA, n. An oxyd of zink which collects on the sides of furnaces where zink is sublimed, as in ...

7988

cadmian
CADMIAN, a. Relating to Cadmus, a reputed prince of Thebes, who introduced into Greece, sixteen ...

7989

cadmium
CADMIUM, n. A metal discovered by M. Stromeyer, in 1817, in carbonate of zink, at Hanover. Its ...

7990

caduceus
CADUCEUS, n. In antiquity, Mercurys rod; a wand entwisted by two serpents, borne by Mercury as an ...

7991

caducity
CADUCITY, n. Tendency to fall.

7992

caducous
CADUCOUS, a. In botany, falling early; as caducous leaves, which fall before the end of summer. A ...

7993

caecias
CAECIAS, n. A wind from the northeast.

7994

caer
CAR, CAER, CHAR, in names of places, is sometimes the Celtic Caer, a town or city, as in ...

7995

caesarian
CAESARIAN. [See Cesarian.]

7996

caesura
CAESURA. [See Cesura.]

7997

caftan
CAFTAN, n. A Persian or Turkish vest or garment.

7998

cage
CAGE, v.t. To confine in a cage; to shut up, or confine.

7999

cagit
CAGIT, n. A beautiful green parrot of the Philippine isles.

8000

cagui
CAGUI, n. A monkey of Brazil, of two species, one of them called the pongi, the other not more ...

8001

caic
CAIC or CAIQUE, n. A skiff belonging to a galley.

8002

caiman
CAIMAN. [See Cayman.]

8003

caique
CAIC or CAIQUE, n. A skiff belonging to a galley.

8004

cairn
CAIRN, n. A heap of stones.

8005

caisson
CAISSON, or CAISSOON, n.1. A wooden chest into which several bombs are put, and sometimes ...

8006

caissoon
CAISSON, or CAISSOON, n.1. A wooden chest into which several bombs are put, and sometimes ...

8007

caitif
CAITIF, n. A mean villain; a despicable knave; it implies a mixture of wickedness and misery.

8008

cajeput
CAJEPUT, n. An oil from the East Indies, resembling that of cardamoms, obtained from the Melaleuca ...

8009

cajole
CAJOLE, v.t. To flatter; to soothe; to coax; to deceive or delude by flattery.

8010

cajoler
CAJOLER, n. A flatterer; a wheedler.

8011

cajolery
CAJOLERY, n. Flattery; a wheedling to delude.

8012

cajoling
CAJOLING, ppr. Flattering; wheedling; deceiving.

8013

cajota
CAJOTA, n. A Mexican animal resembling a wolf and a dog.

8014

cake
CAKE, n. 1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ...

8015

calabash
CALABASH, n. 1. A vessel made of a dried gourd-shell or of the shell of a calabash tree, used for ...

8016

calabash-tree
CALABASH-TREE, n. A tree of two species, known in botany by the generic name Crescentia. The ...

8017

calade
CALADE, n. The slope or declivity of a rising manege-ground.

8018

calaite
CALAITE, n. A name given to the turquois; which see.

8019

calamanco
CALAMANCO, n. A woolen stuff, of a fine gloss, and checkered in the warp.

8020

calamar
CALAMAR, n. An animal, having an oblong body and ten legs. On the belly are two bladders ...

8021

calambac
CALAMBAC, n. Aloes-wood, xyloe-aloes, a drug, which is the product of a tree growing in China and ...

8022

calambour
CALAMBOUR, n. A species of the aloes-wood, of a dusky or mottled color, of a light, friable ...

8023

calamiferous
CALAMIFEROUS, a. Producing plants having a long, hollow, knotted stem.

8024

calamin
CALAMINE, or CALAMIN, n. Lapis calaminaris, or cadmia fossilis; an ore of zink, much used in the ...

8025

calamine
CALAMINE, or CALAMIN, n. Lapis calaminaris, or cadmia fossilis; an ore of zink, much used in the ...

8026

calamint
CALAMINT, n. A plant, a species of Melissa, or baum, an aromatic plant, and a weak ...

8027

calamistrate
CALAMISTRATE, v.t. To curl or frizzle the hair.

8028

calamistration
CALAMISTRATION, n. The act of curling the hair.

8029

calamit
CALAMIT, n. A mineral, probably a variety of Tremolite. It occurs in imperfect or rounded ...

8030

calamitous
CALAMITOUS, a. 1. Very miserable; involved in deep distress; oppressed with infelicity; wretched ...

8031

calamitously
CALAMITOUSLY, adv. In a manner to bring great distress.

8032

calamitousness
CALAMITOUSNESS, n. Deep distress; wretchedness; misery; the quality of producing misery.

8033

calamity
CALAMITY, n. Any great misfortune, or cause of misery; generally applied to events or disasters ...

8034

calamus
CALAMUS, n. 1. The generic name of the Indian cane, called also rotang. It is without branches, ...

8035

calander
CALANDRE or CALANDER, n. The French name of a species of insect of the beetle kind, very ...

8036

calandra
CALANDRA, n. A species of lark, with a thick bill, the upper part of the body of a reddish brown, ...

8037

calandre
CALANDRE or CALANDER, n. The French name of a species of insect of the beetle kind, very ...

8038

calangay
CALANGAY, n. A species of white parrot.

8039

calash
CALASH, n. 1. A light chariot or carriage with very low wheels, used for taking the air in parks ...

8040

calc-sinter
CALC-SINTER, n. Stalactitic carbonate of lime.

8041

calc-tuff
CALC-TUFF, n. An alluvial formation of carbonate of lime.

8042

calcar
CALCAR, n. In glass works, a kind of oven, or reverberating furnace, used for the calcination of ...

8043

calcarate
CALCARATE, a. Furnished with a spur; as a calcarate corol, in larksupr; a calcarate nectary, a ...

8044

calcario-sulphurou
CALCARIO-SULPHUROUS, a. [See Calx and Sulphur.] Having lime and sulphur in combination, or ...

8045

calcarious
CALCARIOUS, a. Partaking of the nature of lime; having the qualities of lime; as calcarious earth ...

8046

calcavalla
CALCAVALLA, n. A kind of sweet wine from Portugal.

8047

calceated
CALCEATED, n. Shod; fitted with or wearing shoes.

8048

calcedon
CALCEDON, n. [See Chalcedony.] With jewelers, a foul vein, like chalcedony, in some precious ...

8049

calcedonian
CALCEDONIAN, a. [See Chalcedony.] Pertaining to or resembling chalcedony.

8050

calcedonic
CALCEDONIC,

8051

calcedony
CALCEDONY. See Chalcedony, the more correct orthography.

8052

calciferous
CALCIFEROUS, a. [of calx, lime, and muria, salt water.] A species of earth, of the muriatic genus, ...

8053

calcinable
CALCINABLE, a. [See Calcine.] That may be calcined; capable of being reduced to a friable state by ...

8054

calcinate
CALCINATE, v.t. To calcine. [See Calcine.]

8055

calcination
CALCINATION, n. [from calcine.] 1. The operation of expelling from a substance by heat, some ...

8056

calcinatory
CALCINATORY, n. A vessel used in calcination.

8057

calcine
CALCINE, v.t.1. To reduce a substance to a powder or to a friable state, by the action of heat; or ...

8058

calcium
CALCIUM, n. The metallic basis of lime.

8059

calcographical
CALCOGRAPHICAL, a. [See Calcography.] Pertaining to calcography.

8060

calcography
CALCOGRAPHY, n. An engraving in the likeness of chalk.

8061

calculalation
CALCULALATION, n. 1. The art, practice or manner of computing by numbers. The use of numbers, by ...

8062

calculary
CALCULARY, n. A congeries of little stony knots dispersed through the parenchyma of the pear and ...

8063

calculate
CALCULATE, v.t. 1. To compute; to reckon; to add, subtract, multiply or divide any sums, for the ...

8064

calculated
CALCULATED, pp. Computed; reckoned; suited; adapted by design.

8065

calculating
CALCULATING, ppr. Computing; reckoining; adapting by design; adjusting.

8066

calculative
CALCULATIVE, a. Pertaining to calculation; tending to calculate.

8067

calculator
CALCULATOR, n. One who computes or reckons; one who estimates or considers the force and effect of ...

8068

calculatory
CALCULATORY, a. Belonging to calculation.

8069

calcule
CALCULE, n. Reckoning; computation.

8070

calculous
CALCULOUS, a. [Supra.] 1. Stony; gritty; hard like stone; as a calculous concretion.2. In ...

8071

caldron
CALDRON, n. A large kettle or boiler, of copper, or other metal, furnished with a movable handle ...

8072

caleche
CALECHE, [See Calash.]

8073

caledonian
CALEDONIAN, a. Pertaining to Caledonia, an ancient name of Scotland. The termination ia, ...

8074

calefacient
CALEFACIENT, a. [See Calefaction, Calefy.] Warming; heating.CALEFACIENT, n. That which warms or ...

8075

calefaction
CALEFACTION, n. 1. The act or operation of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body ...

8076

calefactive
CALEFACTIVE,

8077

calefactor
CALEFACTOR, a. [See Calefaction.] That makes warm or hot; that communicates heat.

8078

calefy
CALEFY, v.i. To grow hot or warm; to be heated.CALEFY, v.t. To make worm or hot.

8079

calendar
CALENDAR, n. 1. A register of the year, in which the months, weeks, and days are set down in ...

8080

calender
CALENDER, v.t. To press between rollers, for the purpose of making smooth, glossy and wavy; as ...

8081

calendrer
CALENDRER, n. The person who calenders cloth.

8082

calends
CALENDS, n. plu. Among the Romans, the fist day of each month. The origin of this name is ...

8083

calenture
CALENTURE, n. A violent ardent fever, incident to persons in hot climates, especially natives of ...

8084

calf
CALF, n.1. The young of the cow, or of the bovine genus of quadrupeds.2. In contempt, a dolt; an ...

8085

calf-like
CALF-LIKE, a. Resembling a calf.

8086

calf-skin
CALF-SKIN, n. The hide or skin of a calf; or leather made of the skin.

8087

caliber
CALIBER, n. 1. The diameter of a body; as the caliber of a column, or of a bullet.2. The bore of ...

8088

calice
CALICE, n. A cup appropriately, a communion cup, or vessel used to administer the wine in the ...

8089

calico
CALICO, n. [said to be from Calicut, in India.] Cotton cloth. In England, white or unprinted ...

8090

calico-printer
CALICO-PRINTER, n. One whose occupation is to print calicoes.

8091

calid
CALID, a. Hot; burning; ardent.

8092

calidity
CALIDITY, n. Heat.

8093

caliduct
CALIDUCT, n. Among the Ancients, a pipe or canal used to convey heat from a furnace to the ...

8094

calif
CALIF, n. Written also caliph and kalif. A successor or vicar; a representative of Mohammed, ...

8095

califate
CALIFATE,

8096

caligation
CALIGATION, n. Darkness; dimness; cloudiness.In medical authors, caligation or caligo, is an ...

8097

caliginous
CALIGINOUS, a. Dim; obscure; dark.

8098

caliginousness
CALIGINOUSNESS, n. Dimness; obscurity.

8099

caligraphy
CALIGRAPHY,

8100

caligraphyic
CALIGRAPHYIC, n. [Infra.] Pertaining to elegant penmanship.

8101

calin
CALIN, n. A compound metal, of which the Chinese make tea canisters and the like. The ingredients ...

8102

caliphate
CALIPHATE or KALIFATE, n. The office or dignity of a calif; or the government of a calif.

8103

caliver
CALIVER, n. [from caliber.] A kind of handgun, musket or arquebuse.

8104

calk
CALK, v.t. cauk.1. To drive oakum or old ropes untwised, into the seams of a ship or other vessel, ...

8105

calked
CALKED, pp. Cauked. Having the seams stopped; furnished with shoes with iron points.

8106

calker
CALKER, n. Cauker. A man who calks; sometimes perhaps a calk or pointed iron on a house-shoe.

8107

calkin
CALKIN, n. A calk.

8108

calking
CALKING, n. Cauking. In painting, the covering of the back side of a design with black lead, or ...

8109

calking-iron
CALKING-IRON, n. Cauking-iron. An instrument like a chisel, used in calking ships.

8110

call
CALL, v.t. [Heb. To hold or restrain.] In a general sense, to drive; to strain or force out sound. ...

8111

callat
CALLAT, n. A trull, or a scold.

8112

called
CALLED, pp. Invited; summoned; addressed; named; appointed; invoked; assembled by order; recited.

8113

caller
CALLER, n. One who calls.

8114

callet
CALLET,

8115

calligraphy
CALLIGRAPHY, n. Fair or elegant writing, or penmanship.

8116

calling
CALLING, n. 1. A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names ...

8117

calliope
CALLIOPE, n. Calliopy. In Pagan mythology, the muse that presides over eloquence and heroic ...

8118

callipers
CALLIPERS. [See Caliber.]

8119

callix
CALLIX, n. 1. A cup2. The membrane which covers the papillae in the pelvis of the human kidney. ...

8120

callosity
CALLOSITY, a. Hardness, or bony hardness; the hardness of the cicatrix of ulcers.

8121

callous
CALLOUS, a.1. Hard; hardened; indurated; as an ulcer or some part of the body.2. Hardened in ...

8122

callously
CALLOUSLY, adv. In a hardened or unfeeling manner.

8123

callousness
CALLOUSNESS, n. Hardness, induration, applied to the body; insensibility, applied to the mind or ...

8124

callow
CALLOW, a. Destitute of feathers, naked; unfledged; as a young bird.

8125

callus
CALLUS, n. Any cutaneous, corneous, or bony hardness, but generally the new growth of osseous ...

8126

calm
CALM, a. 1. Still; quiet; being at rest; as the air. Hence not stormy or tempestuous; as a calm ...

8127

calmer
CALMER, n. The person or thing that calms, or has the power to till, and make quiet; that which ...

8128

calming
CALMING, ppr. Stilling; appeasing.

8129

calmly
CALMLY, adv. In a quiet manner; without disturbance, agitation, tumult, or violence; without ...

8130

calmness
CALMNESS, n. 1. Quietness; stillness; tranquillity; applied to the elements.2. Quietness; ...

8131

calmy
CALMY, a. Calm; quiet; peaceable.

8132

calogeri
CALOYERS, or CALOGERI, n. Monks of the Greek church, of three orders; archari, or novices; ...

8133

calomel
CALOMEL, n. A preparation of mercury, much used in medicine. It is called the submuriate or ...

8134

caloric
CALORIC, n. The principle or matter of heat, or the simple element of heat. Caloric may be ...

8135

calorific
CALORIFIC, a. That has the quality of producing heat; causing heat; heating.

8136

calorimeter
CALORIMETER, n. An apparatus for measuring relative quantities of heat, or the specific caloric of ...

8137

calorimotor
CALORIMOTOR, n. A galvanic instrument, in which the calorific influence or effects are attended by ...

8138

calote
CALOTE, n.1. A cap or coif, of hair, satin or other stuff, worn in popish countries, as an ...

8139

calotte
CALOTTE,

8140

caloyers
CALOYERS, or CALOGERI, n. Monks of the Greek church, of three orders; archari, or novices; ...

8141

calp
CALP, n. A subspecies of carbonate of lime, of a bluish black, gray or grayish blue, but its ...

8142

caltrop
CALTROP, n.1. A kind of thistle, the Latin tribulus, with a roundish prickly pericarp; on one ...

8143

calumet
CALUMET, n. Among the aboriginals of America, a pipe, used for smoking tobacco, whose bowl is ...

8144

calumniate
CALUMNIATE, v.t. [See Calumny.] To accuse or charge one falsely, and knowingly, with some crime, ...

8145

calumniated
CALUMNIATED, pp. Slandered; falsely and maliciously accused of what is criminal, immoral, or ...

8146

calumniating
CALUMNIATING, ppr. Slandering.

8147

calumniation
CALUMNIATION, n. False accusation of a crime or offense, or a malicious and false representation ...

8148

calumniator
CALUMNIATOR, n. One who slanders; one who falsely and knowingly accuses another of a crime or ...

8149

calumniatory
CALUMNIATORY, a. Slanderous.

8150

calumnious
CALUMNIOUS, a. Slanderous; bearing or implying calumny; injurious to reputation.

8151

calumniously
CALUMNIOUSLY, n. Slanderously.

8152

calumniousness
CALUMNIOUSNESS, n. Slanderousness.

8153

calumny
CALUMNY, n. Slander; false accusation of a crime or offense, knowingly or maliciously made or ...

8154

calvary
CALVARY, n.1. A place of skulls; particularly, the place where Christ was crucified, on a small ...

8155

calve
CALVE, v.i.1. To bring forth young, as a cow.2. In a metaphorical sense, and sometimes by way of ...

8156

calver
CALVER, v.t. To cut in slices.CALVER, v.i. To shrink by cutting, and not fall to pieces.

8157

calves-snout
CALVES-SNOUT, n. A plant, snap-dragon, antirrhinum.

8158

calville
CALVILLE, n. A sort of apple.

8159

calvinish
CALVINISH, n. The theological tenets or doctrines of Calvin, who was born in Picardy in France, ...

8160

calvinist
CALVINIST, n. A follower of Calvin; one who embraces the theological doctrines of Calvin.

8161

calvinistic
CALVINISTIC,

8162

calvinistical
CALVINISTICAL, a. Pertaining to Calvin, or to his opinions in theology.

8163

calvish
CALVISH, a. Like a calf.

8164

calx
CALX, n. Properly lime or chalk; but more appropriately, the substance of a metal or mineral which ...

8165

calycinal
CALYCINAL,

8166

calycine
CALYCINE, a. Pertaining to a calyx; situated on a calyx.

8167

calycle
CALYCLE, n. In botany, a row of small leaflets, at the base of the calyx, on the outside. The ...

8168

calycled
CALYCULATE or CALYCLED, a. Having a calycle at the base on the outside; used of the calyx.

8169

calyculate
CALYCULATE or CALYCLED, a. Having a calycle at the base on the outside; used of the calyx.

8170

calypter
CALYPTER, n. The calyx of mosses, according to Linne; but not properly a calyx. It is a kind of ...

8171

calyx
CALYX, n. plu. calyxes. The outer covering of a flower, being the termination of the cortical ...

8172

calzoons
CALZOONS, n. Drawers.

8173

camaieu
CAMEO, CAMAIEU, OR CAMAYEU, n. A peculiar sort of onyx; also, a stone on which are found various ...

8174

camayeu
CAMEO, CAMAIEU, OR CAMAYEU, n. A peculiar sort of onyx; also, a stone on which are found various ...

8175

camber
CAMBER, n. Among builders, camber or camber-beam is a piece of timber cut archwise, or with an ...

8176

cambering
CAMBERING, ppr. or a. Bending; arched; as, a deck lies cambering.

8177

cambist
CAMBIST, n. A banker; one who deals in notes, and bills of exchange.

8178

cambric
CAMBRIC, n. A species of fine white linen, made of flax, said to be named from Cambray in ...

8179

came
CAME, pret. of come, which see.CAME, n. A slender rod of cast lead, of which glaziers make their ...

8180

camel
CAMEL, n. 1. A large quadruped used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens, and for riders. As ...

8181

camel-backed
CAMEL-BACKED, a. Having a back like a camel.Cameleon mineral. [See Chameleon.] A compound of pure ...

8182

camelopard
CAMELOPARD, n. [camelus and pardalis.] The giraff, a species constituting the genus Camelopardalis. ...

8183

cameo
CAMEO, CAMAIEU, OR CAMAYEU, n. A peculiar sort of onyx; also, a stone on which are found various ...

8184

camerade
CAMERADE, n. One who lodges or resides in the same apartment; now comrade, which see.

8185

cameralistic
CAMERALISTIC, a. Pertaining to finance and public revenue.

8186

cameralistics
CAMERALISTICS, n. The science of finance or public revenue, comprehending the means of raising and ...

8187

camerate
CAMERATE, v.t. To vault; to ceil.

8188

camerated
CAMERATED, a. Arched; vaulted.

8189

cameration
CAMERATION, n. An arching or vaulting.

8190

camis
CAMIS, n. A thin dress.

8191

camisade
CAMISADE, n. An attack by surprise, at night, or at break of day, when the enemy is supposed to be ...

8192

camisated
CAMISATED, a. Dressed with a shirt outwards.

8193

camlet
CAMLET, n. A stuff originally made of camels hair. It is now made, sometimes of wool, sometimes ...

8194

camleted
CAMLETED, a. Colored or veined.

8195

cammoc
CAMMOC, n. A plant, petty whin or rest-harrow, Ononis.

8196

camomile
CAMOMILE, n. A genus of plants, Anthemis, of many species. It has a chaffy receptacle; the calyx is ...

8197

camous
CAMOUS,

8198

camoused
CAMOUSED, a. Depressed; crooked.

8199

camously
CAMOUSLY, adv. Awry.

8200

camoys
CAMOYS, n. Flat; depressed; applied only to the nose, and little used.

8201

camp
CAMP, n.1. The ground on which an army pitch their tents, whether for a night or a longer time.2. ...

8202

camp-fight
CAMP-FIGHT, n. In law writers, a trial by duel, or the legal combat of two champions, for the ...

8203

campaign
CAMPAIGN,

8204

campaigner
CAMPAIGNER, n. One who has served in an army several campaigns; an old soldier; a veteran.

8205

campain
CAMPAIN, n. 1. An open field; a large open plain; an extensive tract of ground without ...

8206

campana
CAMPANA, n. The pasque-flower.

8207

campaniform
CAMPANIFORM, a. In the shape of a bell; applied to flowers.

8208

campanula
CAMPANULA, n. The bell-flower.

8209

campanulate
CAMPANULATE, a. In the form of a bell.

8210

campeachy-wood
CAMPEACHY-WOOD, from Campeachy in Mexico.

8211

campestral
CAMPESTRAL,

8212

campestrian
CAMPESTRIAN, a. Pertaining to an open field; growing in a field or open ground.

8213

camphor
CAMPHOR, n. Properly cafor. A solid concrete juice or exudation, from the laurus camphora, or ...

8214

camphor-oil
CAMPHOR-OIL. [See Camphor-tree.]

8215

camphor-tree
CAMPHOR-TREE, n. The tree from which camphor is obtained. According to Miller, there are two ...

8216

camphorate
CAMPHORATE, n. In chimistry, a compound of the acid of camphor, with different bases.CAMPHORATE, ...

8217

camphorated
CAMPHORATED, a. Impregnated with camphor.

8218

camphoric
CAMPHORIC, a. Pertaining to camphor, or partaking of its qualities.

8219

campilla
CAMPILLA, n. A plant of a new genus, used by dyers.

8220

camping
CAMPING, ppr. Encamping.CAMPING, n. A playing at football.

8221

campion
CAMPION, n. A plant, the popular name of the lychnis.

8222

camus
CAMUS,

8223

can
CAN, n. A cup or vessel for liquors, in modern times made of metal; as a can of ale.CAN, v.i. ...

8224

can-buoy
CAN-BUOY, n. In seamanship, a buoy in form of a cone, made large, and sometimes painted, as a mark ...

8225

can-hook
CAN-HOOK, n. An instrument to sling a cask by the ends of its staves, formed by reeving a piece of ...

8226

canadian
CANADIAN, a. Pertaining to Canada, an extensive country on the north of the United ...

8227

canail
CANAIL, n. The coarser part of meal; hence, the lowest people; less; dregs; offscouring.

8228

canakin
CANAKIN, n. A little can or cup.

8229

canal
CANAL, n.1. A passage for water; a water course; properly, a long trench or excavation in the ...

8230

canal-coal
CANAL-COAL. [See Cannel-coal.]

8231

canaliculate
CANALICULATE,

8232

canaliculated
CANALICULATED, a. Channelled; furrowed. In botany, having a deep longitudinal groove above, and ...

8233

canary
CANARY, n. 1. Wine made in the Canary isles.2. An old dance. Shakespeare has used the word as a ...

8234

canary-bird
CANARY-BIRD, n. A singing bird from the Canary isles, a species of Fringilla. The bill is conical ...

8235

canary-grass
CANARY-GRASS, n. A plant, the Phalaris, whose seed are collected for canary-birds.

8236

cancel
CANCEL, v.t.1. To cross the lines of a writing, and deface them; to blot out or obliterate.2. To ...

8237

cancelated
CANCELATED, a. Cross-barred; marked with cross lines.

8238

cancelation
CANCELATION, n. The act of defacing by cross lines; a canceling.

8239

canceled
CANCELED, pp. Crossed; obliterated; annulled.

8240

canceling
CANCELING, ppr. Crossing; obliterating; annulling.

8241

cancer
CANCER, n. 1. The crab or crab-fish. This genus of animals have generally eight legs, and two ...

8242

cancerate
CANCERATE, v.i. To grow into a cancer; to become cancerous.

8243

canceration
CANCERATION, n. A growing cancerous, or into a cancer.

8244

cancerous
CANCEROUS, a. Like a cancer; having the qualities of a cancer.

8245

cancerousness
CANCEROUSNESS, n. The state of being cancerous.

8246

cancriform
CANCRIFORM, a. 1. Cancerous.2. Having the form of a cancer or crab.

8247

cancrine
CANCRINE, a. Having the qualities of a crab.

8248

cancrite
CANCRITE, n. A fossil or petrified crab.

8249

candent
CANDENT, a. Very hot; heated to whiteness; glowing with heat.

8250

candicant
CANDICANT, a. Growing white.

8251

candid
CANDID, a. 1. White.2. Fair; open; frank; ingenuous; free from undue bias; disposed to think and ...

8252

candidate
CANDIDATE, n. 1. A man who seeks or aspires to an office; one who offers himself, or is proposed ...

8253

candidly
CANDIDLY, adv. Openly; frankly; without trick or disguise; ingenuously.

8254

candidness
CANDIDNESS, n. Openness of mind; frankness; fairness; ingenuousness.

8255

candied
CANDIED, pp. or a. Preserved with sugar, or incrusted with it; covered with crystals of sugar or ...

8256

candle
CANDLE, n. 1. A long, but small cylindrical body of tallow, wax or spermaceti, formed on a wick ...

8257

candle-bomb
CANDLE-BOMB, n. A small glass bubble, filled with water, place in the wick of a candle, where it ...

8258

candle-coal
CANNEL-COAL or CANDLE-COAL, n. A hard, opake, inflammable fossil coal of a black color, ...

8259

candle-holder
CANDLE-HOLDER, n. A person that holds a candle. Hence, one that remotely assists another, but is ...

8260

candle-light
CANDLE-LIGHT, n. The light of a candle; the necessary candles for use.

8261

candle-stick
CANDLE-STICK, n. An instrument or utensil to hold a candle, made in different forms and of ...

8262

candle-stuff
CANDLE-STUFF, n. A material of which candles are made, as tallow, wax, &c.

8263

candlemas
CANDLEMAS, n. The feast of the church celebrated on the second day of February, in honor of the ...

8264

candles-ends
CANDLES-ENDS, n. Scraps; fragments.

8265

candoc
CANDOC, n. A plant or weed tha grows in rivers.

8266

candor
CANDOR, n. Openness of heart; frankness; ingenuousness of mind; a disposition to treat subjects ...

8267

candy
CANDY, v.t.1. To conserve or dress with sugar; to boil in sugar.2. To from into congelations or ...

8268

candy-tufts
CANDY-TUFTS, n. 1. A plant, the Iberis.2. A Cretan flower.

8269

candying
CANDYING, ppr. Conserving with sugar.CANDYING, n. The act of preserving simples in substance, by ...

8270

cane
CANE, n. 1. In botany, this term is applied to several species of plants belonging to several ...

8271

cane-brake
CANE-BRAKE, n. A thicket of canes.

8272

cane-hole
CANE-HOLE, n. A hole or trench for planting the cuttings of cane, on sugar plantations.

8273

cane-trash
CANE-TRASH, n. Refuse of canes, or macerated rinds of cane, reserved for fuel to boil the ...

8274

canescent
CANESCENT, a. Growing white or hoary.

8275

canicula
CANICULA,

8276

canicular
CANICULAR, a. Pertaining to the dog-star.

8277

canicule
CANICULE, n. A star in the constellation of Canis Major, called also the dog-star, or Sirius; a ...

8278

canine
CANINE, a. Pertaining to dogs; having the properties or qualities of a dog; as a canine appetite, ...

8279

caning
CANING, n. A beating with a stick or cane.

8280

canister
CANISTER, n. Properly, a small basket, as in Dryden; but more generally, a small box or case, for ...

8281

canker
CANKER, n. 1. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall.2. A popular ...

8282

canker-fly
CANKER-FLY, n. A fly that preys on fruit.

8283

canker-like
CANKER-LIKE, a. Eating or corrupting like a canker.

8284

canker-worm
CANKER-WORM, n. A worm, destructive to trees or plants. In America, this name is given to a worm ...

8285

cankerbit
CANKERBIT, a. Bitten with a cankered or envenomed tooth.

8286

cankered
CANKERED, pp. 1. Corrupted.2. a. Crabbed; uncivil.

8287

cankeredly
CANKEREDLY, adv. Crossly; adversely.

8288

cankerous
CANKEROUS, a. Corroding like a canker.

8289

cankery
CANKERY, a. Rusty

8290

cannabine
CANNABINE, a. Pertaining to hemp; hempen.

8291

cannel-coal
CANNEL-COAL or CANDLE-COAL, n. A hard, opake, inflammable fossil coal of a black color, ...

8292

cannequin
CANNEQUIN, n. White cotton cloth from the East Indies, suitable for the Guinea trade.

8293

cannibal
CANNIBAL, n. A human being that east human flesh; a man-eater, or anthropophagite.

8294

cannibalism
CANNIBALISM, n. 1. The act or practice of eating human flesh, by mankind.2. Murderous cruelty; ...

8295

cannibally
CANNIBALLY, adv. In the manner of a cannibal.

8296

cannon
CANNON, n. A large military engine for throwing balls, and other instruments of death, by the ...

8297

cannon-ball
CANNON-BALL, n. A ball, usually made of cast iron, to be thrown from cannon. Cannon bullet, of ...

8298

cannon-proof
CANNON-PROOF, a. Proof against cannon shot.

8299

cannon-shot
CANNON-SHOT, n. A ball for cannon; also, the range or distance a cannon will throw a ball.

8300

cannonade
CANNONADE, n. The act of discharging cannon and throwing balls, for the purpose of destroying an ...

8301

cannoneer
CANNONEER,

8302

cannot
CANNOT, [can and not.] These words are usually united, but perhaps without good reason; canst and ...

8303

cannular
CANNULAR, a. Tubular; having the form of a tube.

8304

canoe
CANOE,n.1. A boat used by rude nations, formed of the body or trunk of a tree, excavated, by ...

8305

canon
CANON, n. 1. In ecclesiastical affairs, a law, or rule of doctrine or discipline, enacted by a ...

8306

canon-bit
CANON-BIT, n. That part of a bit let into a horses mouth.

8307

canoness
CANONESS, n. A woman who enjoys a prebend, affixed, by the foundation, to maids, without obliging ...

8308

canonical
CANONICAL, a. Pertaining to a canon; according to the canon or rule.Canonical books or canonical ...

8309

canonically
CANONICALLY, adv. In a manner agreeable to the canon.

8310

canonicalness
CANONICALNESS, n. The quality of being canonical.

8311

canonicals
CANONICALS, n. plu. The full dress of the clergy, worn when they officiate.

8312

canonicate
CANONICATE, n. The office of a canon.

8313

canonist
CANONIST, n. A professor of cannon law; one skilled in the study and practice of ecclesiastical ...

8314

canonistic
CANONISTIC, a. Having the knowledge of a canonist.

8315

canonization
CANONIZATION, n. [See Canonize.] 1. The act of declaring a man a saint, or rather the act of ...

8316

canonize
CANONIZE, v.t. [from canon.] To declare a man a saint and rank him in the catalogue, called a ...

8317

canonry
CANONRY,

8318

canonship
CANONSHIP, n. An ecclesiastical benefice, in a cathedral or collegiate church, which has a prebend ...

8319

canopied
CANOPIED, a. [See Canopy.] Covered with a canopy.

8320

canopy
CANOPY, n. 1. A covering over a throne, or over a bed; more generally, a covering over the head. ...

8321

canorous
CANOROUS, a. Musical; tuneful.

8322

canorousness
CANOROUSNESS, n. Musicalness.

8323

cant
CANT, v.t. 1. In popular usage, to turn about, or to turn over, by a sudden push or thrust; as, ...

8324

cantabrian
CANTABRIAN, a. Pertaining to Cantabria, on the Bay of Biscay, in Spain.

8325

cantaliver
CANTALIVER, n. [cantle and eaves.] In architecture, a piece of wood, framed into the front or side ...

8326

cantar
CANTAR,

8327

cantaro
CANTARO, n. An eastern weight; at Acra in Turkey, 603 pounds; at Tunis and Tripoli, 114 pounds, In ...

8328

cantata
CANTATA, n. A poem set to music; a composition or song, intermixed with recitatives and airs, ...

8329

cantation
CANTATION, a. A singing.

8330

canteen
CANTEEN, n. A tin vessel used by soldiers for carrying liquor for drink.

8331

canteleup
CANTELEUP, n. A variety of muskmelon.

8332

canter
CANTER, v.i. To move as a horse in a moderate gallop, raising the two fore feet nearly at the same ...

8333

cantering
CANTERING, ppr. Moving or riding with a slow gallop.

8334

cantharidin
CANTHARIDIN, n. That peculiar substance existing in the Meloe vesicatorius, or cantharides, which ...

8335

cantharis
CANTHARIS or plu. CANTHARIDES, n. Spanish flies; a species of Meloe. This fly is nine or ten ...

8336

canthus
CANTHUS, n. An angle of the eye; a cavity at the extremities of the eyelids; the greater is next ...

8337

canticle
CANTICLE, n. 1. A song. In the plural, canticles, the Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of ...

8338

cantillate
CANTILLATE, v.t. To chant; to recite with musical tones.

8339

cantillation
CANTILLATION, n. A chanting; recitation with musical modulations.

8340

canting
CANTING, ppr. 1. Throwing with a sudden jerk; tossing.2. Speaking with a whine or song-like ...

8341

cantingly
CANTINGLY, adv. With a cant.

8342

cantion
CANTION, n. A song or verses.

8343

cantle
CANTLE, n. A fragment; a piece; a portion.CANTLE, v.t. To cut into pieces; to cut out a piece.

8344

cantlet
CANTLET, n. A piece; a little corner; a fragment.

8345

canto
CANTO, n. A part or division of a poem, answering to what in prose is called a book. In Italian, ...

8346

canton
CANTON, n.1. A small portion of land, or division of territory; originally, a portion of territory ...

8347

cantonal
CANTONAL, a. Pertaining to a canton; divided into cantons.

8348

cantoned
CANTONED, pp. Divided into distinct parts, or quarters; lodged in distinct quarters, as troops.

8349

cantoning
CANTONING, ppr. Dividing into distinct districts; allotting separate quarters to each regiment.

8350

cantonize
CANTONIZE, v.t. To canton, or divide into small districts.

8351

cantonment
CANTONMENT, n. A part or division of a town or village, assigned to a particular regiment of ...

8352

cantred
CANTRED,

8353

cantref
CANTREF, n. A hundred villages, as in Wales.

8354

canvas
CANVAS, n. 1. A coarse cloth made of hemp, or flax, used for tents, sails of ships, painting and ...

8355

canvas-climber
CANVAS-CLIMBER, n. A sailor that goes aloft to handle sails.

8356

canvass
CANVASS, v.t.1. To discuss; literally, to beat or shake out, to open by beating or shaking, like ...

8357

canvassed
CANVASSED, pp. Discussed; examined.

8358

canvasser
CANVASSER, n. 1. One who solicits votes, or goes about to make interest.2. One who examines the ...

8359

canvassing
CANVASSING, ppr. Discussing; examining; sifting; seeking.CANVASSING, n. The act of discussing, ...

8360

cany
CANY, a. [from cane.] Consisting of cane, or abounding with canes.

8361

canzone
CANZONE, n. A song or air in two or three parts, with passages of fugue and imitation; or a poem ...

8362

canzonet
CANZONET, n. A little or short song, in one, two or three parts. It sometimes consists of two ...

8363

cap
CAP, n. 1. A part of dress made to cover the head.2. The ensign of a cardinalate.3. The top, or ...

8364

capability
CAPABILITY, n. [See Capable.] The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness.

8365

capable
CAPABLE, a. 1. Able to hold or contain; able to receive; sufficiently capacious; often followed ...

8366

capableness
CAPABLENESS, n. The state or quality of being capable; capacity; power of understanding; ...

8367

capacify
CAPACIFY, v.t. To qualify.

8368

capacious
CAPACIOUS, a. 1. Wide; large; that will hold much; as a capacious vessel.2. Broad; extensive; as ...

8369

capaciousness
CAPACIOUSNESS, n. 1. Wideness; largeness; as of a vessel.2. Extensiveness; largeness; as of a ...

8370

capacitate
CAPACITATE, v.t. [See Capacity.]1. To make capable; to enable; to furnish with natural power; as, ...

8371

capacitated
CAPACITATED, pp. Made capable; qualified.

8372

capacitation
CAPACITATION, n. The act of making capable.

8373

capacity
CAPACITY, n.1. Passive power; the power of containing, or holding; extent of room or space; as the ...

8374

caparison
CAPARISON, n. A cloth or covering laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially a ...

8375

capcase
CAPCASE, n. A covered case.

8376

cape
CAPE, n. 1. A head land; properly the head, point or termination of a neck of land, extending ...

8377

capelan
CAPELAN, n. A small fish, about six inches in length, sholes of which appear off the coasts of ...

8378

capella
CAPELLA, n. A bright fixed star in the left shoulder of the constellation Auriga.

8379

capellet
CAPELLET, n. A kind of swelling, like a wen, growing on the heel of the hock on a horse, and on ...

8380

caper
CAPER, v.i. To leap; to skip or jump; to prance; to spring.CAPER, n. A leap; a skip; a spring; as ...

8381

caper-bush
CAPER-BUSH. [See Caper.]

8382

caper-cutting
CAPER-CUTTING, n. A leaping or dancing in a frolicksome manner.

8383

caperer
CAPERER, n. One who capers, leaps and skips about, or dances.

8384

capering
CAPERING, ppr. Leaping; skipping.

8385

capias
CAPIAS, n. In law, a writ of two sorts; one before judgment, called a capias ad respondendum, ...

8386

capibar
CAPIBAR, n. An animal partaking of the form of a hog and of a rabbit, the cabiai.

8387

capillaceous
CAPILLACEOUS, a. Hairy; resembling a hair. [See Capillary.]

8388

capillaire
CAPILLAIRE, n. A kind of sirrup, extracted rom maiden-hair.

8389

capillament
CAPILLAMENT, n.1. The filament, a small fine thread, like a hair, that grows in the middle of a ...

8390

capillary
CAPILLARY, a. 1. Resembling a hair, fine, minute, small in diameter, though long; as a capillary ...

8391

capillation
CAPILLATION, n. A blood vessel like a hair.

8392

capilliform
CAPILLIFORM, a. In the shape or form of a hair, or of hairs.

8393

capital
CAPITAL, a. 1. Literally, pertaining to the head; as a capital bruise, in Milton, a bruise on the ...

8394

capitalist
CAPITALIST, n. A man who has a capital or stock in trade, usually denoting a man of large ...

8395

capitally
CAPITALLY, adv. 1. In a capital manner; nobly; finely.2. With loss of life; as, to punish ...

8396

capitalness
CAPITALNESS, n. A capital offense.

8397

capitate
CAPITATE, a. In botany, growing in a head, applied to a flower, or stigma.

8398

capitation
CAPITATION, n. 1. Numeration by the head; a numbering of persons.2. A tax, or imposition upon ...

8399

capite
CAPITE. In English law, a tenant in capite, or in chief, is one who holds lands immediately of the ...

8400

capitol
CAPITOL, n. 1. The temple of Jupiter in Rome, and a fort or castle, on the Mons Capitolinus. In ...

8401

capitolian
CAPITOLIAN, a. Pertaining to the capitol in Rome.

8402

capitoline
CAPITOLINE, a. Pertaining to the capitol in Rome. The Capitoline Games were annual games ...

8403

capitular
CAPITULAR,

8404

capitularly
CAPITULARLY, adv. In the form of an ecclesiastical chapter.

8405

capitulary
CAPITULARY, n. 1. An act passed in a chapter, either of knights, canons or religious.2. The body ...

8406

capitulate
CAPITULATE, v.i.1. To draw up a writing in chapters, heads or articles. [But this sense is not ...

8407

capitulation
CAPITULATION, n. 1. The act of capitulating, or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms or ...

8408

capitulator
CAPITULATOR, n. One who capitulates.

8409

capitule
CAPITULE, n. A summary.

8410

capivi
CAPIVI, n. A balsam of the Spanish West-Indies. [See Capaiba.]

8411

capnomancy
CAPNOMANCY, n. Divination by the ascent or motion of smoke.

8412

capoch
CAPOCH, n. A monks hood.

8413

capon
CAPON, n. A castrated cock; a cock-chicken gelded as soon as he quits his dam, or as soon as he ...

8414

caponniere
CAPONNIERE, n. In fortification, a covered lodgment, sunk four or five feet into the ground, ...

8415

capot
CAPOT, n. A winning of all the tricks of cards at the game of piquet.CAPOT, v.t. To win all the ...

8416

capper
CAPPER, n. [from cap.] One whose business is to make or sell caps.

8417

capreolate
CAPREOLATE, a. In botany, having tendrils, or filiform spiral claspers, by which plants fasten ...

8418

caprice
CAPRICE, n. A sudden start of the mind; a sudden change of opinion, or humor; a whim, freak, or ...

8419

capricious
CAPRICIOUS, a. Freakish; whimsical; apt to change opinions suddenly, or to start from ones ...

8420

capriciously
CAPRICIOUSLY, adv. In a capricious manner; whimsically.

8421

capriciousness
CAPRICIOUSNESS, n. 1. The quality of being led by caprice; whimsicalness; unsteadiness of purpose ...

8422

capricorn
CAPRICORN, n. One of the twelve signs of the zodiac, the winter solstice; represented on ancient ...

8423

caprification
CAPRIFICATION, n. A method of ripening figs by means of a gnat or insect that pricks the bud.

8424

caprifole
CAPRIFOLE, n. Honeysuckle; woodbine.

8425

capriform
CAPRIFORM, a. Having the form of a goat.

8426

capriole
CAPRIOLE, n. In the manege, caprioles are leaps that a horse makes in the same place without ...

8427

capriped
CAPRIPED, a. Having feet like those of a goat.

8428

capsicum
CAPSICUM, n. Guinea pepper.

8429

capsize
CAPSIZE, v.t. To upset or overturn; a seamans phrase.

8430

capstan
CAPSTAN, n. A strong massy column of timber, formed like a truncated cone, and having its upper ...

8431

capsular
CAPSULAR,

8432

capsulary
CAPSULARY, a. 1. Hollow like a chest.2. Capsular ligament, is that which surrounds every movable ...

8433

capsulate
CAPSULATE,

8434

capsulated
CAPSULATED, a. Inclosed in a capsule, or as in a chest or box.

8435

capsule
CAPSULE, n. 1. The seed vessel of a plant; a dry membranaceous hollow pericarp, opening ...

8436

captain
CAPTAIN, n. 1. Literally, a head or chief officer; appropriately, the military officer who ...

8437

captaincy
CAPTAINCY, n. 1. The rank, post or commission of a captain.2. The jurisdiction of a captain, or ...

8438

captainry
CAPTAINRY, n. The power or command over a certain district; chieftainship.

8439

captainship
CAPTAINSHIP, n. 1. The condition or post of a captain or chief commander.2. The rank, quality or ...

8440

captation
CAPTATION, n. The act or practice of catching favor or applause, by flattery or address.

8441

caption
CAPTION, n. 1. The act of taking, or apprehending by a judicial process.2. A certificate signed ...

8442

captious
CAPTIOUS, a. 1. Disposed to find fault, or raise objections; apt to cavil, as in popular ...

8443

captiously
CAPTIOUSLY, adv. In a captious manner; with an inclination or intention to object, or censure.

8444

captiousness
CAPTIOUSNESS, n. Disposition to find fault; inclination to object; peevishness.

8445

captivate
CAPTIVATE, v.t.1. To take prisoner; to seize by force; as an enemy in war.2. To subdue; to bring ...

8446

captivated
CAPTIVATED, pp. Made prisoner; charmed.

8447

captivating
CAPTIVATING, ppr. 1. Taking prisoner; engaging the affections.2. a. Having power to engage the ...

8448

captivation
CAPTIVATION, n. The act of taking a prisoner; a taking one captive.

8449

captive
CAPTIVE, n. 1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem in war, by an enemy; followed by to; as a ...

8450

captivity
CAPTIVITY, n. 1. The state of being a prisoner, or of being in the power of an enemy by force or ...

8451

captor
CAPTOR, n. One who takes, as a prisoner or a prize. It is appropriately one who takes a prize at ...

8452

capture
CAPTURE, n. 1. In a general sense, the act of taking or seizing; as the capture of an enemy, of a ...

8453

captured
CAPTURED, pp. Taken as a prize.

8454

capturing
CAPTURING, ppr. Seizing as a prize.

8455

capuccio
CAPUCCIO, n. A capuchin or hood.

8456

capuched
CAPUCHED, a. Covered with a hood.

8457

capuchin
CAPUCHIN, n. 1. A garment for females, consisting of a cloke and hood, made in imitation of the ...

8458

capuchins
CAPUCHINS, n. Monks of the order of St. Francis, who cover their heads with a capuce, capuchon, a ...

8459

capucine
CAPUCINE, n. A species of monkey, the sagoo or sai.

8460

capulin
CAPULIN, n. The Mexican cherry.

8461

car
CAR, CAER, CHAR, in names of places, is sometimes the Celtic Caer, a town or city, as in ...

8462

carabine
CARABINE,

8463

carabineer
CARABINEER, n. A man who carries a carabine; one who carries a longer carabine than others, which ...

8464

carac
CARAC,

8465

carack
CARACK, n. A large ship of burden; a Portuguese Indiaman.

8466

caracol
CARACOL, n. 1. In the manege, a semi-round, or half turn which a horseman makes, either to the ...

8467

caracoly
CARACOLY, n. A mixture of gold, silver and copper, of which are made rings pendants and other toys ...

8468

carat
CARAT, n. 1. The weight of four grains, used by gold-smiths and jewelers in weighing precious ...

8469

caravan
CARAVAN, n. A company of travellers, pilgrims or merchants, marching or proceeding in a body over ...

8470

caravansary
CARAVANSARY, n. A place appointed for receiving and loading caravans; a kind of inn, where the ...

8471

caravel
CARAVEL,

8472

caraway
CARAWAY, n. A plant of the genus Carum, a biennial plant, with a taper root like a parsnip, which, ...

8473

carbine
CARBINE, n. A short gun or fire arm, carrying a ball of 24 to the pound, borne by light horsemen, ...

8474

carbon
CARBON, n. Pure charcoal; a simple body, black, brittle, light and inodorous. It is usually the ...

8475

carbonaceous
CARBONACEOUS, a. Pertaining to charcoal. [See Carbonic.]

8476

carbonade
CARBONADE,

8477

carbonado
CARBONADO, n. In cookery, flesh, fowl or the like, cut across, seasoned and broiled on coals.

8478

carbonate
CARBONATE, v.t. In chimistry, a compound formed by the union of carbonic acid with a base; as the ...

8479

carbonated
CARBONATED, a. Combined with carbon.

8480

carboncle
CARBONCLE, n. 1. An anthrax; an inflammatory tumor, or painful gangrenous boil or ulcer.2. A ...

8481

carbonic
CARBONIC, a. Pertaining to carbon, or obtained from it. The carbonic acid is a saturated ...

8482

carboniferous
CARBONIFEROUS, a. Producing carbon, or coal.

8483

carbonization
CARBONIZATION, n. The act or process of carbonizing.

8484

carbonize
CARBONIZE, v.t. To convert into carbon by combustion or the action of fire; to expel from wood or ...

8485

carbonized
CARBONIZED, pp. Converted into carbon or charcoal.

8486

carbonohydrous
CARBONOHYDROUS, a. Composed of carbon and hydrogen.

8487

carbonous
CARBONOUS, a. Carbonous acid is carbon not fully saturated with oxygen.

8488

carbuncled
CARBUNCLED, a. Set with carbuncles; spotted.

8489

carbuncular
CARBUNCULAR, a. Belonging to a carbuncle; resembling a carbuncle; red; inflamed.

8490

carbunculation
CARBUNCULATION, n. The blasting of the young buds of trees or plants, by excessive heat or cold.

8491

carburet
CARBURET, n. A combination of carbon with a metal, earth or alkali. A combination of carbon with ...

8492

carbureted
CARBURETED, a. Combined with carbon, or holding carbon in colution; as carbureted hydrogen gas. ...

8493

carcajo
CARCAJO, n. The glutton, a voracious carnivorous animal.

8494

carcanet
CARCANET, n. A chain or collar of jewels.

8495

carcass
CARCASS, n. 1. The body of an animal; usually the body when dead. It is not applied to the ...

8496

carcelage
CARCELAGE, n. Prison fees.

8497

carceral
CARCERAL, a. Belonging to a prison.

8498

carcinoma
CARCINOMA, n. A cancer; also, a turgesence of the veins of the eye.

8499

carcinomatous
CARCINOMATOUS, a. Cancerous; like a cancer, or tending to it.

8500

card
CARD, n.1. A paper or pasteboard of a oblong figure, on which are painted figures or points; used ...

8501

card-maker
CARD-MAKER, n. A maker of cards.

8502

card-match
CARD-MATCH, n. A match made by dipping pieces of card in melted sulphur.

8503

cardamine
CARDAMINE, n. The plant, meadow cresses, or cuckow flower.

8504

cardamom
CARDAMOM, n. A plant of the genus Amomum, and its seeds, a native of India. The seeds of this ...

8505

carded
CARDED, pp. Combed; opened; cleansed with cards.

8506

carder
CARDER, n. One who cards wool; also, one who plays much at cards.

8507

cardiac
CARDIAC,

8508

cardiacal
CARDIACAL, a. 1. Pertaining to the heart.2. Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of ...

8509

cardialgy
CARDIALGY, n. The heart-burn, a violent sensation of heat and acrimony in the upper or left ...

8510

cardinal
CARDINAL, a. Chief, principal, preeminent, or fundamental; as the cardinal virtues, which Pagans ...

8511

cardinalate
CARDINALATE,

8512

cardinalize
CARDINALIZE, v.t. To make a cardinal.

8513

cardinalship
CARDINALSHIP, n. The office, rank or dignity of a cardinal.

8514

carding
CARDING, ppr. 1. Combing, as flax, wool, &c.2. The act of playing at cards.

8515

carding-machine
CARDING-MACHINE, n. A machine lately invented, for combing, breaking and cleansing wool and ...

8516

cardioid
CARDIOID, n. An algebraic curve, so called from its resemblance to a heart.

8517

cardite
CARDITE, n. Fossil or petrified shells of the genus Cardium.

8518

cardoon
CARDOON, n. A species of Cynara, resembling the artichoke, but larger.ARD-TABLE, n. The table ...

8519

care
CARE, n. 1. Concern; anxiety; solicitude; nothing some degree of pain in the mind, from ...

8520

care-crazed
CARE-CRAZED, a. [care and craze.] Broken or disordered by care, or solicitude; as a care-crazed ...

8521

care-defying
CARE-DEFYING, a. Bidding defiance to care.CARE-DEFYING, a. Bidding defiance to care.

8522

care-tuned
CARE-TUNED, a. Tuned by care; mournful.

8523

care-wounded
CARE-WOUNDED, a. Wounded with care.

8524

careen
CAREEN, v.t. In sea language, to heave or bring a ship to lie on one side, for the purpose of ...

8525

careened
CAREENED, pp. Laid on one side; inclined.

8526

careening
CAREENING, ppr. Heaving down on one side; inclining.CAREENING, n. The act of heaving down on one ...

8527

career
CAREER, n. 1. A course; a race, or running; a rapid running; speed in motion.2. General course ...

8528

careering
CAREERING, pp. Running or moving with speed.

8529

careful
CAREFUL, a. [See Care.] 1. Full of care; anxious; solicitous.Martha, thou art careful and troubled ...

8530

carefully
CAREFULLY, adv. 1. With care, anxiety, or solicitude.Though he sought it carefully with tears. ...

8531

carefulness
CAREFULNESS, n. 1. Anxiety; solicitude.Drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness. ...

8532

careless
CARELESS, a. [care and less. See Loose.]1. Having no care; heedless; negligent; unthinking; ...

8533

carelessly
CARELESSLY, adv. In a careless manner or way; negligently; heedlessly; inattentively; without care ...

8534

carelessness
CARELESSNESS, n. Heedlessness; inattention; negligence; manner without care.

8535

carentane
CARENTANE, n. A papal indulgence, multiplying the remission of penance by forties.

8536

caress
CARESS, v.t. To treat with fondness, affection, or kindness; to fondle; to embrace with tender ...

8537

caressed
CARESSED, pp. Treated or embraced with affection.

8538

caressing
CARESSING, ppr. Treating with endearment, or affection.

8539

caret
CARET, n. In writing, this mark ^, which shows that something, omitted in the line, is interlined ...

8540

cargason
CARGASON, n. A cargo; which see.

8541

cargo
CARGO, n. The lading or freight of a ship; the goods, merchandize, or whatever is conveyed in a ...

8542

cargoose
CARGOOSE, n. A fowl belonging to the genus Colymbus, called the crested diver. The cheeks and ...

8543

cariated
CARIATED, a. Carious. [See Carious.]

8544

cariboo
CARIBOO, n. A quadruped of the stag kind.

8545

carica
CARICA, n. The papaw, a tree bearing a fleshy fruit of the size of a small melon.

8546

caricature
CARICATURE, n. A figure or description in which beauties are concealed and blemishes exaggerated, ...

8547

caricaturist
CARICATURIST, n. One who caricatures others.

8548

caricography
CARICOGRAPHY, n. A description of the plants of the genus Carex or sedge.

8549

caricous
CARICOUS, a. Resembling a fig an epithet given to tumors that resemble a fig, such as occur often ...

8550

caries
CARIES, n. The corruption or mortification of a bone; an ulcerated bone.

8551

carillon
CARILLON, n. A little bell. Also, a simple air in music, adapted to the performance of small ...

8552

carinate
CARINATE,

8553

carinated
CARINATED, a. In botany, shaped like the keel of a ship; having a longitudinal prominency on the ...

8554

carinthin
CARINTHIN, n. A mineral from Carinthia, regarded as a variety of hornblend.

8555

cariosity
CARIOSITY, n. [See Caries.] Mortification, or ulceration of a bone.

8556

carious
CARIOUS, a. Mortified; corrupted; ulcerated; as a bone.

8557

cark
CARK, n. Care; anxiety; concern; solicitude; distress.CARK, v.i. To be careful, anxious, ...

8558

carking
CARKING, pp. Distressing; perplexing; giving anxiety.

8559

carle
CARLE, n. 1. A rude, rustic, rough, brutal man.2. A kind of hemp.CARLE, v.i. To act like a ...

8560

carline
CARLINE, OR CAROLINE, n. A silver coin in Naples.

8561

carline-thistle
CARLINE-THISTLE, n. A genus of plants growing in the south of France, and one a native of Great ...

8562

carling
CARLING, n. A piece of timber in a ship, ranging fore and aft, from one deck beam to another, ...

8563

carlish
CARLISH, CARLISHNESS. [See Churlish.]

8564

carlishness
CARLISH, CARLISHNESS. [See Churlish.]

8565

carlock
CARLOCK, n. A sort of isinglass from Russia, made of the sturgeons bladder, and used in clarifying ...

8566

carlot
CARLOT, n. A countryman. [See Carle.]

8567

carlovingian
CARLOVINGIAN, a. Pertaining to Charlemagne; as the Carlovingian race of kings.

8568

carman
CARMAN, n. [car and man.] A man whose employment is to drive a cart, or to convey goods and other ...

8569

carmelin
CARMELIN,

8570

carmelite
CARMELITE, a. Belonging to the order of Carmelites.CARMELITE, n. [from Mount Carmel.] 1. A ...

8571

carminative
CARMINATIVE, n. A medicine, which tends to expel wind, or to remedy colic and flatulencies.

8572

carmine
CARMINE, n. A powder or pigment, of a beautiful red or crimson color, bordering on purple, and ...

8573

carnage
CARNAGE, n. 1. Literally, flesh, or heaps of flesh, as in shambles.2. Slaughter; great ...

8574

carnal
CARNAL, a.1. Pertaining to flesh; fleshly; sensual; opposed to spiritual; as carnal pleasure.2. ...

8575

carnal-minded
CARNAL-MINDED, a. Worldly-minded.

8576

carnal-mindedness
CARNAL-MINDEDNESS, n. Grossness of mind.

8577

carnalist
CARNALIST, n. One given to the indulgence of sensual appetites.

8578

carnalite
CARNALITE, n. A worldly-minded man.

8579

carnality
CARNALITY, n. 1. Fleshly lust, or desires, or the indulgence of those lusts; sensuality.2. ...

8580

carnalize
CARNALIZE, v.t. To make carnal; to debase to carnality.

8581

carnally
CARNALLY, adv. In a carnal manner; according to the flesh; in a manner to gratify the flesh or ...

8582

carnation
CARNATION, n. 1. Flesh color; the parts of a picture which are naked, or without drapery, ...

8583

carnationed
CARNATIONED, a. Made like carnation color.

8584

carnaval
CARNAVAL, n. The feast or season of rejoicing, before Lent, observed, in Catholic countries, with ...

8585

carnelian
CARNELIAN, n. A siliceous stone, a variety of chalcedony, of a deep red, flesh-red, or reddish ...

8586

carneous
CARNEOUS, a. Fleshy; having the qualities of flesh.

8587

carney
CARNEY, n. A disease of horses, in which the mouth is so furred that they cannot eat.

8588

carnification
CARNIFICATION, n. A turning to flesh.

8589

carnify
CARNIFY, v.i. To form flesh; to receive flesh in growth.

8590

carnival
CARNIVAL,

8591

carnivoracity
CARNIVORACITY, n. Greediness of appetite for flesh.

8592

carnivorous
CARNIVOROUS, a. Eating or feeding on flesh; an epithet applied to animals which naturally seek ...

8593

carnosity
CARNOSITY, n. A little fleshy excrescence in the urethra, the neck of the bladder, &c.

8594

carnous
CARNOUS, a. Fleshy. [See Carneous.]

8595

carob
CAROB, n. The carob-tree, Ceratonia siliqua, a native of Spain, Italy, and the Levant. It is an ...

8596

caroche
CAROCHE, n. A carriage of pleasure.

8597

caroched
CAROCHED, a. Placed in a caroche.

8598

carol
CAROL, n. A song of joy and exultation; a song of devotion; or a song in general.CAROL, v.i. To ...

8599

carolina
CAROLINA, n. The name of two of the Atlantic States in North America, called North Carolina and ...

8600

caroline
CARLINE, OR CAROLINE, n. A silver coin in Naples.

8601

caroling
CAROLING, n. A song of praise or devotion.

8602

carolinian
CAROLINIAN, a. Pertaining to Carolina.CAROLINIAN, n. A native or inhabitant of Carolina.

8603

caromel
CAROMEL, n. The smell exhaled by sugar, at a calcining heat.

8604

carotid
CAROTID, a. The carotid arteries, in the body, are two arteries, the right and left, which convey ...

8605

carousal
CAROUSAL, n. s as z. [See Carouse.] A feast or festival.But in America it signifies a noisy ...

8606

carouse
CAROUSE, v.i. carouz. To drink hard; to guzzle. In the United States, it signifies also to be ...

8607

carouser
CAROUSER, n. A drinker; a toper; a noisy reveler, or bacchanalian.

8608

carousing
CAROUSING, ppr. Drinking hard; reveling.

8609

carp
CARP, v.i. Literally, to snap or catch at, or to pick. Hence, to censure, cavil, or find fault, ...

8610

carpal
CARPAL, a. Pertaining to the wrist.

8611

carpathian
CARPATHIAN, a. Pertaining to the Carpates, a range of mountains between Poland, Hungary and ...

8612

carpenter
CARPENTER, n. An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, and of ships. ...

8613

carpentry
CARPENTRY, n. The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, in the construction of buildings; ...

8614

carper
CARPER, n. One who carps; a caviler.

8615

carpet
CARPET, n. 1. A covering for floors, tables, stairs, &c. This covering is usually made of wool, ...

8616

carpet-walk
CARPET-WALK, n. A walk on smooth turf.

8617

carpeted
CARPETED, pp. Covered with a carpet.

8618

carpeting
CARPETING, n. Cloth for carpets; carpets in general.

8619

carping
CARPING, ppr. Caviling; captious; censorious.CARPING, n. The act of caviling; a cavil; ...

8620

carpingly
CARPINGLY, adv. Captiously; in a carping manner.

8621

carpmeals
CARPMEALS, n. A kind of coarse cloth made in the North of England.

8622

carpolite
CARPOLITE, n. Petrified fruits, of which the most remarkable are nuts converted into silex.

8623

carpologist
CARPOLOGIST, n. One who describes fruits.

8624

carpology
CARPOLOGY, n. A description of fruits.

8625

carpus
CARPUS, n. The wrist, but not an English word.

8626

carraway
CARRAWAY, n. A kind of apple.

8627

carriable
CARRIABLE, a. That may be carried.

8628

carriage
CARRIAGE, n.1. The act of carrying, bearing, transporting, or conveying; as the carriage of ...

8629

carriboo
CARRIBOO. [See Cariboo.]

8630

carrick-bend
CARRICK-BEND, n. [See Carry.]1. One who carries; that which carries or conveys; also, a ...

8631

carrion
CARRION, n. 1. The dead and putrefying body or flesh of animals; flesh so corrupted as to be ...

8632

carronade
CARRONADE, n. A short piece of ordnance, having a large caliber, and a chamber for the powder, ...

8633

carroon
CARROON, n. 1. In London, a rent received for the privilege of driving a cart.2. A species of ...

8634

carrot
CARROT, n. An esculent root, of the genus Daucus, cultivated for the table and for cattle.

8635

carroty
CARROTY, a. Like a carrot in color; an epithet given to red hair.

8636

carrows
CARROWS, n. In Ireland, people who wander about and get their living by cards and dice; strolling ...

8637

carry
CARRY, v.t. 1. To bear, convey, or transport, by sustaining and moving the thing carried, either ...

8638

carry-tale
CARRY-TALE, n. A tale-bearer.

8639

carrying
CARRYING, ppr. Bearing, conveying, removing, &c.CARRYING, n. A bearing, conveying, removing, ...

8640

cart
CART, n. 1. A carriage with two wheels, fitted to be drawn by one horse, or by a yoke of oxen, ...

8641

cart-bote
CART-BOTE, n. In English law, wood to which a tenant is entitled for making and repairing carts ...

8642

cart-horse
CART-HORSE, n. A horse that draws a cart.

8643

cart-jade
CART-JADE, n. A sorry horse; a horse used in drawing, or fit only for the cart.

8644

cart-load
CART-LOAD, n. A load borne on a cart; as much as is usually carried at once on a cart, or as is ...

8645

cart-rope
CART-ROPE, n. A rope for binding hay, or other articles on a cart.

8646

cart-rut
CART-RUT, n. The cut or track of a cartwheel. [See Route.]

8647

cart-tire
CART-TIRE, n. The tire, or iron bands, used to bind the wheels of a cart.

8648

cart-way
CART-WAY, n. A way that is or may be passed with carts, or other wheel carriages.

8649

cart-wheel
CART-WHEEL, n. The wheel of a cart.

8650

cart-wright
CART-WRIGHT, n. An artificer who makes carts.Carte-blanche. A blank paper, signed at the bottom ...

8651

cartage
CARTAGE, n. The act of carrying in a cart, or the price paid for carting.

8652

carted
CARTED, pp. Borne or exposed in a cart.

8653

cartel
CARTEL, n. 1. A writing or agreement between states at war, for the exchange of prisoners, or for ...

8654

carter
CARTER, n. The man who drives a cart, or whose occupation is to drive a cart.

8655

cartesian
CARTESIAN, a. Pertaining to the philosopher Des Cartes, or to his philosophy, which taught the ...

8656

carthaginian
CARTHAGINIAN, a. Pertaining to ancient Carthage, a celebrated city on the Northern Coast of ...

8657

carthamus
CARTHAMUS, n. The generic name of Bastard Saffron. [See Safflower.]

8658

carthusian
CARTHUSIAN, n. One of an order of monks, so called from Chartreuse, the place of their ...

8659

cartilage
CARTILAGE, n. Gristle; a smooth, solid, elastic substance, softer than bone, of a pearly color and ...

8660

cartilaginous
CARTILAGINOUS, a. 1. Pertaining to or resembling a cartilage; gristly; consisting of cartilage.2. ...

8661

carting
CARTING, ppr. Conveying or exposing in a cart.CARTING, n. The act of carrying in a cart.

8662

cartoon
CARTOON n. In painting, a design drawn on strong paper, to be afterward calked through and ...

8663

cartouch
CARTOUCH, n. 1. A case of wood, about three inches thick at the bottom girt with marlin, holding ...

8664

cartridge
CARTRIDGE, n. [a corruption of cartouch.] A case of pasteboard or parchment, holding the charge of ...

8665

cartridge-box
CARTRIDGE-BOX, n. A case, usually of wood, covered with leather, with cells for cartridges. It is ...

8666

cartulary
CARTULARY, n. A register-book, or record, as of a monastery. Blackstone writes it chartulary; and ...

8667

carucate
CARUCATE, n. As much land as one team can plow in the year.

8668

caruncle
CARUNCLE, n. 1. A small fleshy excrescence, either natural or morbid.2. The fleshy comb on the ...

8669

caruncular
CARUNCULAR, a. In the form of a caruncle.

8670

carunculated
CARUNCULATED, a. Having a fleshy excrescence, or soft fleshy protuberance.

8671

carve
CARVE, v.t.1. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at tale.2. To cut wood, stone or other ...

8672

carved
CARVED, pp. Cut or divided; engraved; formed by carving.

8673

carvel
CARVEL, n. 1. A small vessel on the coast of France, used in the herring fishery. These vessels ...

8674

carver
CARVER, n. 1. One who cuts meat at tale; a sculptor; one who apportions or distributes at will, ...

8675

carving
CARVING, ppr. Cutting, dividing, as meat; cutting in stone, wood or metal; apportioning; ...

8676

caryates
CARYATES,

8677

caryatic
CARYATIC, a. Pertaining to the Caryans or Caryatides.

8678

caryatides
CARYATIDES, n. In architecture, figures of women dressed in long robes, after the Asiatic manner, ...

8679

caryon
CARYON, v.t 1. To sketch with a crayon. Hence, 2. To sketch; to plan; to commit to paper ones first ...

8680

caryophylleous
CARYOPHYLLEOUS, n. Having five petals with long claws, in a tubular calyx; applied to flowers.

8681

caryophylloid
CARYOPHYLLOID, n. A species of mica, the scales of which are concentric and perpendicular.

8682

casarca
CASARCA, n. A fowl of the genus Anas, called also ruddy-goose, larger than a mallard, found in ...

8683

cascabel
CASCABEL, n. The knob or pummelion of a cannon.

8684

cascade
CASCADE, n. A waterfall; a steep fall or flowing of water over a precipice, in a river or natural ...

8685

cascalho
CASCALHO, n. In Brazil, a deposit of pebbles, gravel and sand in which the diamond is usually ...

8686

case
CASE, n. 1. A covering, box or sheath; that which incloses or contains; as a case for knives; a ...

8687

case-harden
CASE-HARDEN, v.t. To harden the outer part or superficies, as of iron, by converting it into ...

8688

case-knife
CASE-KNIFE, n. A large table knife, often kept in a case.

8689

case-worm
CASE-WORM, n. A worm that makes itself a case.

8690

cased
CASED, pp. Covered with a case.

8691

caseic
CASEIC, a. The caseic acid is the acid of cheese, or a substance so called, extracted from cheese.

8692

casemate
CASEMATE, n. 1. In fortification, a vault of masons work in the flank of a bastion, next to the ...

8693

casement
CASEMENT, n. 1. A hollow molding, usually one sixth or one fourth of a circle.2. A little ...

8694

caseous
CASEOUS, a. Like cheese; having the qualities of cheese.

8695

casern
CASERN, n. A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart, containing each two ...

8696

caseshot
CASESHOT, n. Musket balls, stones, old iron, &c., put in cases, to be discharged from cannon.

8697

cash
CASH, n. Money; primarily, ready money, money in chest or on hand, in bank or at command. It is ...

8698

cash-account
CASH-ACCOUNT, n. An account of money received, paid, or on hand.

8699

cash-book
CASH-BOOK, n. A book in which is kept a register or account of money.

8700

cash-keeper
CASH-KEEPER, n. One entrusted with the keeping of money.

8701

cashew-nut
CASHEW-NUT, n. A tree of the West-Indies, Anacardium, bearing a kidney-shaped nut. The fruit is ...

8702

cashier
CASHIER, n. One who has charge of money; as cash-keeper. In a banking institution, the cashier is ...

8703

cashiered
CASHIERED, pp. Dismissed; discarded; annulled.

8704

cashierer
CASHIERER, n. One who rejects discards or breaks; as a cashierer of monarchs.

8705

cashiering
CASHIERING, ppr. Discarding; dismissing from service.

8706

cashoo
CASHOO, n. The juice or gum of a tree in the East Indies.

8707

casing
CASING, ppr. Covering with a case.CASING, n. 1. The act or operation of plastering a house with ...

8708

cask
CASK, n. A head-piece; a helmet; a piece of defensive armor, to cover and protect the head and ...

8709

casket
CASKET, n.1. A small chest or box, for jewels or other small articles.2. In seamens language, a ...

8710

caspian
CASPIAN, a. An epithet given to a large lake between Persia and Astracan, called the Caspian Sea.

8711

cass
CASS, v.t. To quash; to defeat; to annul.

8712

cassada
CASSADA,

8713

cassamunair
CASSAMUNAIR, n. An aromatic vegetable brought from the east.

8714

cassate
CASSATE, v.t. To vacate, annul, or make void.

8715

cassation
CASSATION, n. The act of annulling. In France there is a court of Cassation.

8716

cassavi
CASSAVI, n. A plant, of the genus Jatropha, of different species. The roots of the manihot or ...

8717

cassia
CASSIA, n. A genus of plants of many species, among which are the fistula, or purging cassia, and ...

8718

cassidony
CASSIDONY, n. A species of plant, Gnaphalium, cotton-weed, cudweed or goldylocks; also, Lavandula ...

8719

cassimer
CASSIMER, n. A thin twilled woolen cloth.

8720

cassino
CASSINO, n. A game at cards.

8721

cassiobury
CASSIOBURY, n. A species of plant, of the genus Cassine, of which the most remarkable species is ...

8722

cassiopeia
CASSIOPEIA, n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, situated near to Cepheus, as the ...

8723

cassiteria
CASSITERIA, n. A kind of crystals which appear to have an admixture of tin. The color is brown or ...

8724

cassock
CASSOCK, n. A robe or gown worn over the other garments, particularly by the clergy. A close ...

8725

cassocked
CASSOCKED, a. Clothed with a cassock. The cassockd huntsman.

8726

cassonade
CASSONADE, n. Cask-sugar; sugar not refined.

8727

cassowary
CASSOWARY, n. A large fowl of the genus Struthio, nearly as large as the ostrich, but its legs are ...

8728

cast
CAST, v.t. pret. And pp. cast.1. To throw, fling or send; that is, to drive from, by force, as ...

8729

castalian
CASTALIAN, a. Pertaining to Castalia, a cool spring on Parnassus, sacred to the muses; as ...

8730

castanet
CASTANET, n. An instrument of music formed of small concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped ...

8731

castaway
CASTAWAY, n. That which is thrown away. A person abandoned by God, as unworthy of his favor; a ...

8732

casted
CASTED, pp. For cast, is not in use.

8733

castellan
CASTELLAN, n. A governor or constable of a castle. In Poland, the name of a dignity or charge; a ...

8734

castellany
CASTELLANY, n. [See Castle.] The lordship belonging to a castle; or the extent, of its land and ...

8735

castellated
CASTELLATED, a.1. Inclosed in a building, as a fountain or cistern.2. Adorned with turrets, and ...

8736

castellation
CASTELLATION, n. The act of fortifying a house and rendering it a castle.

8737

caster
CASTER, n. 1. One who throws or casts; one who computes; a calculator; one who calculates ...

8738

castigate
CASTIGATE, v.t. To chastise; to punish by stripes; to correct; to chasten; to check.

8739

castigated
CASTIGATED, pp. Punished; corrected.

8740

castigating
CASTIGATING, ppr. Punishing; correcting; chastising.

8741

castigation
CASTIGATION, n. 1. Punishment; correction; penance; discipline; emendation; restraint.2. Among ...

8742

castigator
CASTIGATOR, n. One who corrects.

8743

castigatory
CASTIGATORY, a. Tending to correction; corrective; punitive.CASTIGATORY, n. An engine formerly ...

8744

castile-soap
CASTILE-SOAP, n. A kind of pure, refined soap.

8745

castilian
CASTILIAN, a. Pertaining to Castile in Spain.CASTILIAN, n. An inhabitant or native of Castile in ...

8746

casting
CASTING, ppr. Throwing; sending; computing; calculating; turning; giving a preponderancy; ...

8747

casting-net
CASTING-NET, n. A net which is cast and drawn, in distinction from a net that is set and left.

8748

casting-voice
CASTING-VOICE, n. The vote of a presiding officer, in an assembly or council, which decides a ...

8749

casting-vote
CASTING-VOTE,

8750

castle
CASTLE, n. 1. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress. The term seems to ...

8751

castle-builder
CASTLE-BUILDER, n. One who forms visionary schemes.CASTLE-BUILDER, n. The act of building castles ...

8752

castle-crowned
CASTLE-CROWNED, a. Crowned with a castle.

8753

castle-guard
CASTLE-GUARD, n. A feudal tenure, or knight service, which obliged the tenant to perform service ...

8754

castle-ward
CASTLE-WARD, n. An imposition laid upon subjects dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, ...

8755

castled
CASTLED, a. Furnished with castles; as a castled elephant.

8756

castlery
CASTLERY, n. The government of a castle.

8757

castlet
CASTLET, n. A small castle.

8758

castling
CASTLING, n. An abortion or abortive.

8759

castor
CASTOR, n.1. A beaver, an amphibious quadruped, with a flat ovate tail, short ears, a blunt nose, ...

8760

castor-oil
CASTOR-OIL, n. The oil of the Ricinus, or Palma Christi, a plant of the West Indies, which grows ...

8761

castorin
CASTORIN,

8762

castorine
CASTORINE, n. An animal principle discovered in castor, and prepared by boiling castor in six ...

8763

castrametation
CASTRAMETATION, n. The art or act of encamping; the marking or laying out of a camp.

8764

castrate
CASTRATE, v.t. 1. To geld; to deprive of the testicles; to emasculate.2. To take away or ...

8765

castrated
CASTRATED, pp. Gelded; emasculated; purified from obscene expressions.

8766

castrating
CASTRATING, ppr. Gelding; taking away the obscene parts of a writing.

8767

castration
CASTRATION, n. The act of gelding; the act or practice of making eunuchs; the act of taking away ...

8768

castrato
CASTRATO, n. A male person emasculated for the purpose of improving his voice for a singer.

8769

castrel
CASTREL or KESTREL, n. A kind of hawk, resembling the lanner in shape and the hobby in size.

8770

castrensian
CASTRENSIAN, a. Belonging to a camp.

8771

casual
CASUAL, a.1. Falling; happening or coming to pass without design in the person or persons ...

8772

casually
CASUALLY, adv. Accidentally; fortuitously; without design; by chance.

8773

casualness
CASUALNESS, n. Accidentalness; the quality of being casual.

8774

casualty
CASUALTY, n. 1. Accident; that which comes by chance or without design, or without being foreseen; ...

8775

casuist
CASUIST, n. One who studies and resolves cases of conscience.The judgment of any casuist or leaned ...

8776

casuistic
CASUISTIC,

8777

casuistical
CASUISTICAL, a. Relating to cases of conscience, or to cases of doubtful propriety.

8778

casuistry
CASUISTRY, n. The science or doctrine of cases of conscience; the science of resolving cases of ...

8779

cat
CAT, n. 1. A name applied to certain species of carnivorous quadrupeds, of the genus Felis. The ...

8780

cat-block
CAT-BLOCK, n. A two or three fold block with an iron strop and large hook, used to draw up an ...

8781

cat-eyed
CAT-EYED, a. Having eyes like a cat.

8782

cat-fish
CAT-FISH, n. A species of the Squalus, or shark. The cat-fish of the N. American rivers is a ...

8783

cat-gut
CAT-GUT, n. The intestines of sheep or lambs, dried and twisted together, used as strings for ...

8784

cat-harpings
CAT-HARPINGS, n. Ropes serving to brace in the shrouds of the lower masts behind their respective ...

8785

cat-head
CAT-HEAD, n. A strong beam projecting horizontally horizontally over a ships bows, carrying two or ...

8786

cat-like
CAT-LIKE. A. Resembling a cat.

8787

cat-mint
CAT-MINT, n. A plant of the genus Nepeta, so called because cats eat it.

8788

cat-pipe
CAT-PIPE, n. [See Catcall.]

8789

cat-salt
CAT-SALT, n. A sort of salt beautifully granulated, formed out of the bittern or leach-brine, used ...

8790

cat-tail
CAT-TAIL, n. 1. A species of reed, of the genus Typha, the downy substance of which is used for ...

8791

catabaptist
CATABAPTIST, n. One who opposes baptism.

8792

catacaustic
CATACAUSTIC, a. Catacaustic curves, in geometry, are that species of caustic curves, which are ...

8793

catachresis
CATACHRESIS, n. An abuse of a trope or of words; a figure in rhetoric, when one word is abusively ...

8794

catachrestical
CATACHRESTICAL, a. Belonging to a catachresis; forced; far-fetched; wrested from its natural ...

8795

catachrestically
CATACHRESTICALLY, adv. In a forced manner.

8796

catachresttic
CATACHRESTTIC,

8797

cataclysm
CATACLYSM, n. A deluge, or overflowing of water; particularly, the flood in Noahs days.

8798

catacomb
CATACOMB, n. A cave, grotto or subterraneous place for the burial of the dead. It is said to have ...

8799

catacoustics
CATACOUSTICS, n. That part of acoustics or the doctrine of sounds, which treats of reflected ...

8800

catadioptric
CATADIOPTRIC,TRICAL, a. Reflecting light.

8801

catadupe
CATADUPE, n. A cataract or waterfall.

8802

catagmatic
CATAGMATIC, a. That has the quality of consolidating broken parts; promoting the union of ...

8803

catagraph
CATAGRAPH, n. The first draught o a picture; also, a profile.

8804

catalectic
CATALECTIC, a. Pertaining to metrical composition, or to measure.Catalectic verses, are such as ...

8805

catalepsis
CATALEPSIS,

8806

catalepsy
CATALEPSY, . A sudden suppression of motion and sensation, a kind of apoplexy, in which the ...

8807

cataleptic
CATALEPTIC, a. Pertaining to catalepsy.

8808

catalogize
CATALOGIZE, v.t. To insert in a catalogue.

8809

catalogue
CATALOGUE, n. A list or enumeration of the names of men or things disposed in a certain order, ...

8810

catalpa
CATALPA, n. A large tree of Carolina and the South, which in blossom has a beautiful appearance. ...

8811

catalysis
CATALYSIS, n. Dissolution.

8812

catamenial
CATAMENIAL, a. Pertaining to the catamenia, or menstrual discharges.

8813

catamite
CATAMITE, n. A boy kept for unnatural purposes.

8814

catamount
CATAMOUNT, n. Cat of the mountain, the wild cat.

8815

catapasm
CATAPASM, n. A dry powder for sprinkling the body.

8816

catapelt
CATAPELT, or CATAPULT, n. A military engine used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing ...

8817

catapeltic
CATAPELTIC, a. Pertaining to the catapelt. As a noun, the catapelt.

8818

cataphonics
CATAPHONICS, n. The doctrine of reflected sounds, a branch of acoustics.

8819

cataphract
CATAPHRACT, n.1. In the ancient military art, a piece of heavy defensive armor, formed of cloth or ...

8820

cataplasm
CATAPLASM, n. A poultice; a soft and moist substance to be applied to some part of the body, to ...

8821

catapuce
CATAPUCE, n. The herb spurge.

8822

catapult
CATAPELT, or CATAPULT, n. A military engine used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing ...

8823

cataract
CATARACT, n. 1. A great fall of water over a precipice; as that of Niagara, of the Rhine, Danube ...

8824

catarrh
CATARRH, n. catar. A defluxion, or increased secretion of mucus from the membranes of the nose, ...

8825

catarrhal
CATARRHAL,

8826

catarrhous
CATARRHOUS, a. Pertaining to catarrh, produced by it or attending it; as a catarrhal fever.

8827

catasterism
CATASTERISM, n. A constellation, or a placing among the stars.

8828

catastrophe
CATASTROPHE,

8829

catastrophy
CATASTROPHY, n. 1. The change or revolution which produces the final event of a dramatic piece; ...

8830

catcall
CATCALL, n. A squeaking instrument, used in play-houses to condemn plays.

8831

catch
CATCH, v.t.1. To seize or lay hold on with the hand; carrying the sense of pursuit, thrusting ...

8832

catch-fly
CATCH-FLY, n. A plant of the genus Lychnis; campion.

8833

catch-poll
CATCH-POLL, n. A bailiffs assistant, so called by way of reproach.

8834

catch-word
CATCH-WORD, n. Among printers, the word placed at the bottom of each page, under the last line, ...

8835

catchable
CATCHABLE, a. That may be caught.

8836

catcher
CATCHER, n. One who catches; that which catches, or in which any thing is caught.

8837

catching
CATCHING, ppr. Seizing; taking hold; ensnaring; entangling.CATCHING, a. Communicating, or that ...

8838

catchpenny
CATCHPENNY, n. Something worthless, particularly a book or pamphlet, adapted to the popular taste, ...

8839

catchup
CATCHUP,

8840

cate
CATE, n. [See Cates.]

8841

catechetical
CATECHETICAL, a. [See Catechise.] 1. Relating to oral instruction, and particularly in the first ...

8842

catechetically
CATECHETICALLY, adv. By question and answer; in the way of oral instruction.

8843

catechise
CATECHISE, v.t.1. To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations ...

8844

catechised
CATECHISED, pp. Instructed.

8845

catechiser
CATECHISER, n. One who catechises; one who instructs by question and answer, and particularly in ...

8846

catechising
CATECHISING, ppr. Instructing in rudiments or principles.

8847

catechism
CATECHISM, n. 1. A form of instruction by means of questions and answers, particularly in the ...

8848

catechist
CATECHIST, n. One who instructs viva voice, or by question and answer; a catechiser; one appointed ...

8849

catechistic
CATECHISTIC,

8850

catechistical
CATECHISTICAL, a. Pertaining to a catechist, or catechism.

8851

catechu
CATECHU, n. Terra Japonica, a dry extract, or brown astringent substance, obtained by decoction ...

8852

catechumen
CATECHUMEN, n. One who is in the first rudiments of Christianity; one who is receiving instruction ...

8853

catechumenical
CATECHUMENICAL, a. Belonging to catechumens.

8854

catechumenist
CATECHUMENIST, n. A catechumen.

8855

categorical
CATEGORICAL, a.1. Pertaining to a category.2. Absolute; positive; express; not relative or ...

8856

category
CATEGORY, n. In logic, a series or order of all the predicates or attributes contained under a ...

8857

catenarian
CATENARIAN,

8858

catenary
CATENARY, a. Relating to a chain; like a chain. The catenarian curve, in geometry, is formed by a ...

8859

catenate
CATENATE, v.t. To chain, or rather to connect in a series of links or ties.

8860

catenation
CATENATION, n. Connection of links, union of parts, as in a chain; regular connection. [See ...

8861

cater
CATER, v.i. To provide food; to buy or procure provisions; followed by for; as, to cater for the ...

8862

cater-cousin
CATER-COUSIN, n. A quaere-cousin, a remote relation.

8863

caterer
CATERER, n. A provider, buyer or purveyor of provision.

8864

cateress
CATERESS, n. A woman who caters; a female provider of food.

8865

caterpillar
CATERPILLAR, n. The colored and often hairy larva of the lepidopterous insects. This term is also ...

8866

caterpillar-eater
CATERPILLAR-EATER, n. A worm bred in the body of a caterpillar, which eats it.

8867

caterwaul
CATERWAUL, v.i. To cry or wall, as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh offensive noise.

8868

caterwauling
CATERWAULING, n. The cry of cats; a harsh disagreeable noise or cry.

8869

cates
CATES, n. Delicious food or viands; dainties.

8870

cath-arist
CATH-ARIST, n. One who pretends to more purity than others possess.

8871

cathartic
CATHARTIC,

8872

cathartical
CATHARTICAL, a. Purging; cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative.

8873

catharticalness
CATHARTICALNESS, n. The quality of promoting discharges from the bowels.

8874

cathedral
CATHEDRAL, n. The see or seat of a bishop; the principal church in a diocese.CATHEDRAL, a. 1. ...

8875

cathedrated
CATHEDRATED, a. Relating to the authority of the chair or office of a teacher.

8876

catheter
CATHETER, n. In surgery, a tubular instrument, usually made of silver, to be introduced into the ...

8877

cathetus
CATHETUS n. In geometry, a line or radius, falling perpendicularly on another line or surface; as ...

8878

catholic
CATHOLIC, a. 1. Universal or general; as the Catholic church. Originally this epithet was given ...

8879

catholicize
CATHOLICIZE, v.i. To become a catholic.

8880

catholicly
CATHOLICLY, adv. Generally; in a catholic manner.

8881

catholicness
CATHOLICNESS, n. Universality.

8882

catholicon
CATHOLICON, n. A remedy for all diseases; a universal remedy; a remedy supposed to be efficacious ...

8883

catilinism
CATILINISM, n. The practices of Catiline, the Roman conspirator; conspiracy.

8884

catkin
CATKIN, n. In botany, a species of calyx or rather of inflorescence, from a common chaffy ...

8885

catling
CATLING, n. 1. A dismembering knife, used by surgeons.2. The down or moss growing about walnut ...

8886

catonian
CATONIAN, a. Pertaining to or resembling Cato, the Roman, who was remarkable for his severity of ...

8887

catopter
CATOPTER,

8888

catoptric
CATOPTRIC,

8889

catoptrical
CATOPTRICAL, a. [See Catoptrics.] Relating to catoptries, or vision by reflection.

8890

catoptrics
CATOPTRICS, n. That part of optics which explains the properties of reflected light, and ...

8891

catoptromancy
CATOPTROMANCY, n. A species of divination among the ancients, which was performed by letting down ...

8892

catoptron
CATOPTRON, n. An optical glass or instrument.

8893

cats-eye
CATS-EYE, n. Sun-stone, a subspecies of quartz, called in Latin oculus cati or onycopalus, from ...

8894

cats-foot
CATS-FOOT, n. A plant of the genus Glechoma, ground ivy, or gill.

8895

cats-head
CATS-HEAD, n. A kind of apple.

8896

cats-paw
CATS-PAW, n. 1. Among seamen, a light air perceived, in a calm, by a rippling of the surface of ...

8897

catsilver
CATSILVER, n. A fossil, a species of mica.

8898

catsup
CATSUP, n. A liquor extracted from mushrooms, used as a sauce.

8899

cattery
CATTERY, n. The place where provisions are deposited.

8900

cattle
CATTLE, n. 1. Beasts or quadrupeds in general, serving for tillage, or other labor, and for food ...

8901

caucasean
CAUCASEAN, a. Pertaining to Mount Caucasus in Asia.

8902

caucasian
CAUCASIAN,

8903

caucus
CAUCUS, n. A word used in America to denote a meeting of citizens to agree upon candidates to be ...

8904

caudal
CAUDAL, a. Pertaining to a tail; or to the thread which terminates the seed of a plant.

8905

caudate
CAUDATE,

8906

caudated
CAUDATED,

8907

caudex
CAUDEX, n. In botany, the stem of a tree. Linne uses the word for the stock which proceeds from a ...

8908

caudle
CAUDLE, n. A kind of warm broth, a mixture of wine and other ingredients prepared for the ...

8909

cauf
CAUF, n. A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.

8910

caught
CAUGHT, pret. and pp. of catch, pronounced caut.

8911

cauk
CAUK,

8912

cauky
CAUKY, a. Pertaining to cauk; like cauk.

8913

caul
CAUL, n. 1. In anatomy, a membrane in the abdomen, covering the greatest part of the lower ...

8914

caulescent
CAULESCENT, a. In botany, having a stem different from that which produces the flower; as a ...

8915

cauliferous
CAULIFEROUS, a. In botany, having a stem or stalk.

8916

cauliflower
CAULIFLOWER, n. A variety of Brassica or cabbage, well known and much esteemed.

8917

cauliform
CAULIFORM, a. Having the form of a stalk or of stems.

8918

cauline
CAULINE, a. In botany, growing immediately on the stem, without the intervention of branches; as a ...

8919

caulk
CAULK, [See Calk.]

8920

cauponate
CAUPONATE, v.i. To keep a victualling house.

8921

cauponise
CAUPONISE, v.t. To sell wine or victuals.

8922

causable
CAUSABLE, a. [See Cause.] That may be caused, produced or effected.

8923

causal
CAUSAL, a. [See Cause.] Relating to a cause or causes; implying or containing a cause or causes; ...

8924

causality
CAUSALITY, n. The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect.

8925

causally
CAUSALLY, adv. According to the order or series of causes.

8926

causalty
CAUSALTY, n. Among miners, the lighter, earthy parts of ore, carried off by washing.

8927

causation
CAUSATION, n. The act of causing or producing; the act or agency by which an effect is produced.

8928

causative
CAUSATIVE, a. That expresses a cause or reason; also, that effects as a cause.

8929

causatively
CAUSATIVELY, adv. In a causative manner.

8930

causator
CAUSATOR, n. One who causes or produces an effect.

8931

cause
CAUSE, n. s as z.1. A suit or action in court; any legal process which a party institutes to ...

8932

caused
CAUSED, pp. Produced; effected; brought about.

8933

causeless
CAUSELESS, a. 1. Having no cause, or producing agent.2. Without just ground, reason or motive; as ...

8934

causelessly
CAUSELESSLY, adv. Without cause or reason.

8935

causelessness
CAUSELESSNESS, n. The state of being causeless.

8936

causer
CAUSER, n. He that causes; the agent by which an effect is produced.

8937

causey
CAUSEY, n. A way raised above the natural level of the ground, by stones, earth, timber, fascines, ...

8938

causidical
CAUSIDICAL, a. Pertaining to an advocate, or to the maintenance and defense of suits.

8939

causing
CAUSING, ppr. Producing; effecting; bringing into being.

8940

caustic
CAUSTIC,

8941

caustical
CAUSTICAL, a. Burning; corroding; destroying the texture of animal flesh.

8942

causticity
CAUSTICITY, n. The quality of acting like fire on animal matter, or the quality of combining with ...

8943

cautel
CAUTEL, n. Caution.

8944

cautelous
CAUTELOUS, a. 1. Cautions; wary; provident.2. Cunning; treacherous; wily.

8945

cautelously
CAUTELOUSLY, adv. 1. Cunningly; slily; treacherously.2. Cautiously; warily.

8946

cautelousness
CAUTELOUSNESS, n. Cautiousness.

8947

cauterism
CAUTERISM, n. The application of cautery.

8948

cauterization
CAUTERIZATION, n. [See Cauterize.] In surgery, the act of burning or searing some morbid part, by ...

8949

cauterize
CAUTERIZE, v.t. To burn or sear with fire or a hot iron, as morbid flesh.

8950

cauterized
CAUTERIZED, pp. Burnt or seared with a hot iron.

8951

cauterizing
CAUTERIZING, ppr. Burning, as with a hot iron.CAUTERIZING, n. The act of burning, as with a hot ...

8952

cautery
CAUTERY, n. A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, by a hot iron or by caustic medicines that ...

8953

caution
CAUTION, n. 1. Provident care; prudence in regard to danger; wariness, consisting in a careful ...

8954

cautionary
CAUTIONARY, a. 1. Containing caution, or warning to avoid danger; as cautionary advice.2. Given ...

8955

cautioned
CAUTIONED, pp. Warned; previously admonished.

8956

cautioner
CAUTIONER, n. In Scots law, the person who is bound for another, to the performance of an ...

8957

cautioning
CAUTIONING, ppr. Warning; giving previous notice of danger.

8958

cautionry
CAUTIONRY, n. In Scots law, the act of giving security for another, or the obligation by which one ...

8959

cautious
CAUTIOUS, a. Wary; watchful; careful to avoid evils; attentive to examine probable effects and ...

8960

cautiously
CAUTIOUSLY, adv. With caution; in a wary, scrupulous manner.

8961

cautiousness
CAUTIOUSNESS, n. The quality of being cautious; watchfulness; provident care; circumspection; ...

8962

cavalcade
CAVALCADE, n. A procession of persons on horseback; a formal, pompous march of horsemen and ...

8963

cavalier
CAVALIER, n. 1. A horseman, especially an armed horseman; a knight.2. A gay, sprightly, military ...

8964

cavalierly
CAVALIERLY, adv. Haughtily; arrogantly; disdainfully.

8965

cavalierness
CAVALIERNESS, n. Haughtiness; a disdainful manner.

8966

cavalry
CAVALRY, n. A body of military troops on horses; a general term, including light-horse, dragoons, ...

8967

cavate
CAVATE, v.t. To dig out and make hollow; but superseded by excavate.

8968

cavatina
CAVATINA, n. In music, a short air, without a return or second part, which is sometimes relieved ...

8969

cavazion
CAVAZION, n. In architecture, the underdigging or hollowing of the earth for the foundation of a ...

8970

cave
CAVE, n. A hollow place in the earth; a subterraneous cavern; a den. This may be natural or ...

8971

caveat
CAVEAT, n. 1. In law, a process in a court, especially in a spiritual court, to stop proceedings, ...

8972

caveating
CAVEATING, n. In fencing, is the shifting the sword from one side of that of your adversary to the ...

8973

caveator
CAVEATOR, n. One who enters a caveat.

8974

cavern
CAVERN, n. A deep hollow place in the earth. In general, it differs from cave in greater depth, ...

8975

caverned
CAVERNED, a. 1. Full of caverns, or deep chasms; having caverns.2. Inhabiting a cavern.

8976

cavernous
CAVERNOUS, a. Hollow; full of caverns.

8977

cavernulous
CAVERNULOUS, a. Full of little cavities; as cavernulous metal.

8978

cavesson
CAVESSON, n. A sort of nose-band, of iron, leather or wood, sometimes flat, and sometimes hollow ...

8979

cavetto
CAVETTO, n. In architecture, a hollow member, or round concave molding, containing the quadrant of ...

8980

cavezon
CAVEZON,

8981

caviar
CAVIAR, n. The roes of certain large fish, prepared and salted. The best is made from the roes of ...

8982

cavil
CAVIL, v.i.1. To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason; ...

8983

caviler
CAVILER, n. One who cavils; one who is apt to raise captious objections; a captious disputant.

8984

caviling
CAVILING, ppr. Raising frivolous objections.

8985

cavilingly
CAVILINGLY, adv. In a caviling manner.

8986

cavillation
CAVILLATION, n. The act or practice of caviling, or raising frivolous objections.

8987

cavilous
CAVILOUS, a. Captious; unfair in argument; apt to object without good reason.

8988

cavilously
CAVILOUSLY, adv. In a cavilous manner; captiously.

8989

cavilousness
CAVILOUSNESS, n. Captiousness; disposition or aptitude to raise frivolous objections.

8990

cavin
CAVIN, n. In the military art, a hollow way or natural hollow, adapted to cover troops and ...

8991

cavity
CAVITY, n. A hollow place; hollowness; an opening; as the cavity of the mouth or throat. This is ...

8992

cavolinite
CAVOLINITE, n. A newly discovered Vesuvain mineral, of a hexahedral form, occurring in the ...

8993

cavy
CAVY, n. A genus of quadrupeds, holding a middle place between the murine and leporine tribes.

8994

caw
CAW, v.i. To cry like a crow, rook or raven.

8995

cawk
CAWK, n. A name given by miners to certain specimens of the compact sulphate of baryte. These are ...

8996

caxou
CAXOU, n. A chest of ores of any metal that has been burnt, ground and washed, and is ready to be ...

8997

cayman
CAYMAN, n. An animal of the genus Lacerta, found in the West Indies, the alligator.

8998

cazic
CAZIC, or CAZIQUE, n. The title of a king or chief among several tribes of Indians in America.

8999

cazique
CAZIC, or CAZIQUE, n. The title of a king or chief among several tribes of Indians in America.

9000

ccatholicism
CCATHOLICISM, n. 1. Adherence to the Catholic church.2. Universality, or the orthodox faith of ...

9001

cease
CEASE, v.i. 1. To stop moving, acting or speaking; to leave of; to give over; followed by from ...

9002

ceaseless
CEASELESS, a. 1. Without a stop or pause; incessant; continual; without intermission.All these ...

9003

ceaselessly
CEASELESSLY, adv. Incessantly; perpetually.

9004

ceasing
CEASING, ppr. Stopping; ending; desisting; failing.

9005

cecchn
CECCHN, n. A coin of Italy and Barbary. [See Zechin.]

9006

cecity
CECITY, n. Blindness.

9007

cedar
CEDAR, n. A tree. This name is given to different species of the juniper, and to a species of ...

9008

cedar-like
CEDAR-LIKE, a. Resembling a cedar.

9009

cedarn
CEDARN, a. Pertaining to the cedar.

9010

cede
CEDE, v.t.1. To yield; to surrender; to give up; to resign; as to cede a fortress, a province or ...

9011

ceded
CEDED, pp. Yielded; surrendered; given up.

9012

ceding
CEDING, ppr. Yielding; giving up.

9013

cedrat
CEDRAT, n. A species of citron-tree.

9014

cedrine
CEDRINE, a. Belonging to cedar.

9015

cedry
CEDRY, a. Having the color or properties of cedar.

9016

ceduous
CEDUOUS, a. Fit to be felled.

9017

ceil
CEIL, v.t. To overlay or cover the inner roof of a building; or to cover the top or roof of a ...

9018

ceiled
CEILED, pp. Overlaid with timber, or with plastering.

9019

ceiling
CEILING, ppr. Covering the top of a room or building.CEILING, n. 1. The covering which overlays ...

9020

celandine
CELANDINE, n. A plant, swallow-wort, horned or prickly poppy, growing on old walls, among rubbish, ...

9021

celature
CELATURE, n. 1. The act or art of engraving or embossing.2. That which is engraved.

9022

cele-riac
CELE-RIAC, n. A variety of celery, called also the turnep-rooted celery. see Celery.]

9023

celebrate
CELEBRATE, v.t.1. To praise; to extol; to commend; to give to; to make famous; as, to celebrate ...

9024

celebrated
CELEBRATED, pp. Praised; extolled; honored.

9025

celebrating
CELEBRATING, ppr. Praising; honoring.

9026

celebration
CELEBRATION, n. 1. Solemn performance; a distinguishing by solemn rites; as the celebration of a ...

9027

celebrator
CELEBRATOR, n. One who celebrates.

9028

celebrious
CELEBRIOUS, a. Famous; renowned.

9029

celebriously
CELEBRIOUSLY, adv. With praise or renown.

9030

celebriousness
CELEBRIOUSNESS, n. Fame; renown.

9031

celebrity
CELEBRITY, n. 1. Fame; renown; the distinction or honor publicly bestowed on a nation or person, ...

9032

celeri
CELERI. [See Celery.]

9033

celerity
CELERITY, n. 1. Rapidity in motion; swiftness; speed; applied most generally to bodies moving on ...

9034

celery
CELERY, n. A plant, a species of Apium cultivated for the table.

9035

celestial
CELESTIAL, a. 1. Heavenly; belonging or relating to heaven; dwelling in heaven; as celestial ...

9036

celestially
CELESTIALLY, adv. In a heavenly or transporting manner.

9037

celestify
CELESTIFY, v.t. To communicate something of a heavenly nature to any thing.

9038

celestin
CELESTIN,

9039

celestine
CELESTINE, n. In mineralogy, native sulphate of strontian, a mineral so named from its occasional ...

9040

celestins
CELESTINS, n. A religious order, so named from Pope Celestin. They have ninety-six convents in ...

9041

celiac
CELIAC, a. Pertaining to the lower belly, or intestines.

9042

celibacy
CELIBACY, n. An unmarried state; a single life. It is most frequently if not always applied to ...

9043

celibate
CELIBATE, n. A single life; celibacy; chiefly used when speaking of the single life of the Popish ...

9044

cell
CELL, n.1. A small or close apartment, as in a prison, or a bath.2. A cottage; a cave; a small or ...

9045

cellar
CELLAR, n. A room under a house or other building, used as a repository of liquors, provisions, ...

9046

cellarage
CELLARAGE, n. A case of cabinet work, for holding bottles of liquors.

9047

cellarer
CELLARIST, CELLARER, n. An officer in a monastery who has the care of the cellar, or the charge of ...

9048

cellarist
CELLARIST, CELLARER, n. An officer in a monastery who has the care of the cellar, or the charge of ...

9049

celliferous
CELLIFEROUS, a. Bearing or producing cells.

9050

cellular
CELLULAR, a. Consisting of cells, or containing cells.The cellular membrane, in animal bodies, is ...

9051

celluliferous
CELLULIFEROUS, a. Bearing or producing little cells.

9052

celsitude
CELSITUDE, n. Highth; elevation.

9053

celt
CELT, n. One of the primitive inhabitants of the South of Europe. [see Celtic.]

9054

celtiberian
CELTIBERIAN, a. Pertaining to Celtiberia, and its inhabitants, the Celtiberi, or Celts of the ...

9055

celtic
CELTIC, a. Pertaining to the primitive inhabitants of the South and West of Europe, or to the ...

9056

celticism
CELTICISM, n. The manners and customs of the Celts.

9057

celtis
CELTIS, n. The nettle-tree, of several species; among which are the australis or southern, a ...

9058

cement
CEMENT, n. 1. Any glutinous or other substance capable of uniting bodies in close cohesion, as ...

9059

cementation
CEMENTATION, n. 1. The act of cementing; the act of uniting by a suitable substance.2. In ...

9060

cementatory
CEMENTATORY, a. Cementing; having the quality of uniting firmly.

9061

cemented
CEMENTED, pp. United by cement; changed by cement; firmly united; consolidated.

9062

cementer
CEMENTER, n. The person or thing that cements.

9063

cementing
CEMENTING, ppr. Uniting by cement; changing by means of a cement; uniting closely; consolidating.

9064

cementitious
CEMENTITIOUS, a. Having the quality of cementing.

9065

cemetery
CEMETERY, n. A place where the dead bodies of human beings are buried.

9066

cenatory
CENATORY, a. Pertaining or relating to supper.

9067

cency
REJUVENES'CENCE,'CENCY, n. [L. re and juvenescens; juvenis, a youth.]A renewing of youth; the ...

9068

cenobite
CENOBITE, n. One of a religious order, who live in a convent, or in community; in opposition to an ...

9069

cenobitic
CENOBITIC,

9070

cenobitical
CENOBITICAL, a. Living in community, as men belonging to a convent.

9071

cenoby
CENOBY, n. A place where person live in community.

9072

cenotaph
CENOTAPH, n. An empty tomb erected in honor of some deceased person; a monument erected to one who ...

9073

cense
CENSE, n. 1. A public rate or tax.2. Condition; rank.CENSE, v.t. To perfume with odors from ...

9074

censer
CENSER, n. A vase or pan in which incense is burned. Among the Jews, a kind of chafing-dish, ...

9075

censing
CENSING, ppr. Perfuming with odors.

9076

cension
CENSION, n. A rate, tax, or assessment.

9077

censor
CENSOR, n. 1. An officer, in ancient Rome, whose business was to register the effects of the ...

9078

censorial
CENSORIAL,

9079

censorian
CENSORIAN, a. 1. Belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals; as, censorial ...

9080

censorious
CENSORIOUS, a. 1. Addicted to censure; apt to blame or condemn; severe in making remarks on ...

9081

censoriously
CENSORIOUSLY, adv. In a censorious manner.

9082

censoriousness
CENSORIOUSNESS, n. 1. Disposition to blame and condemn; the habit o censuring or reproaching.2. ...

9083

censorship
CENSORSHIP, n. The office or dignity of a censor; the time during which a censor holds his office.

9084

censual
CENSUAL, a. Relating to, or containing a census; liable to be rated.

9085

censurable
CENSURABLE, a. [See Censure.] Worthy of censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensibly; faulty; as a ...

9086

censurableness
CENSURABLENESS, n. Blamableness; fitness to be censured.

9087

censurabley
CENSURABLEY, adv. In a manner worthy of blame.

9088

censure
CENSURE, n.1. The act of blaming or finding fault and condemning as wrong; applicable to the moral ...

9089

censured
CENSURED, pp. Blaming; finding fault with; condemning.

9090

census
CENSUS, n.1. In ancient Rome, an authentic declaration made before the censors, by the citizens, ...

9091

cent
CENT, n. 1. A hundred. In commerce, per cent, denotes a certain rate by the hundred; as, ten per ...

9092

centage
CENTAGE, n. Rate by the cent or hundred.

9093

centaur
CENTAUR, n. 1. In mythology, a fabulous being, supposed to be half man and half horse. It has ...

9094

centaurlike
CENTAURLIKE, a. Having the appearance of a centaur.

9095

centaury
CENTAURY, n. The name of a plant, and a genus of plants, of numerous species. The lesser centaury ...

9096

centenary
CENTENARY, n. The number of a hundred; as a centenary of years.CENTENARY, a. Relating to a ...

9097

centennial
CENTENNIAL, a. 1. Consisting of a hundred yeas, or completing that term.2. Pertaining to a ...

9098

center
CENTER, n. 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure or body; the middle ...

9099

centered
CENTERED, pp. Collected to a point or center; fixed on a central point.

9100

centering
CENTERING, ppr. Placing on the center; collecting to a point.

9101

centesimal
CENTESIMAL, a. The hundredth. As a noun, the next step of progression after decimal in the ...

9102

centesimation
CENTESIMATION, n. A military punishment, for desertion, mutiny or the like, where one person in a ...

9103

centesm
CENTESM, n. The hundredth part of an integer or thing.

9104

centifolious
CENTIFOLIOUS, a. Having a hundred leaves.

9105

centigrade
CENTIGRADE, a. Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts; ...

9106

centigram
CENTIGRAM, n. In French Measure, the hundredth part of a gram. [see Gram.]

9107

centiliter
CENTILITER, n. The hundredth part of a liter, a little more than 6-10 of a cubic inch.

9108

centimeter
CENTIMETER, n. In French measure, the hundredth part of a meter, rather more than 39-100 of an ...

9109

centinody
CENTINODY, n. Knotgrass.

9110

centiped
CENTIPED, n. An insect having a hundred feet, but the term is applied to insects that have many ...

9111

centipee
CENTIPEE, for centiped.

9112

centner
CENTNER, n. In metallurgy and assaying, a docimastic hundred; a weight divisible first into a ...

9113

cento
CENTO, n. A composition formed by verses or passages from other authors, disposed in a new order.

9114

central
CENTRAL, a. Relating to the center; placed in the center or middle; containing the center, or ...

9115

centrality
CENTRALITY, n. The state of being central.

9116

centrally
CENTRALLY, adv. With regard to the center; in a central manner.

9117

centric
CENTRIC, a. Placed in the center or middle.

9118

centrically
CENTRICALLY, adv. In a central position.

9119

centricalness
CENTRICALNESS, n. Situation in the center.

9120

centrifugal
CENTRIFUGAL, a. Tending to recede from the center. The centrifugal force of a body, is that force ...

9121

centripetal
CENTRIPETAL, a. Tending towards the center. Centripetal force is that force which draws or impels ...

9122

centumvir
CENTUMVIR, n. One of a hundred and five judges, in ancient Rome, appointed to decide common causes ...

9123

centumviral
CENTUMVIRAL, a. Pertaining to the centumvirs.

9124

centuple
CENTUPLE, a. A hundred fold.CENTUPLE, v.t. To multiply a hundred fold.

9125

centuplicate
CENTUPLICATE, v.t. To make a hundred fold.

9126

centurial
CENTURIAL, a. Relating to a century, or a hundred years; as a chanterelle sermon.When the third ...

9127

centuriate
CENTURIATE, v.t. To divide into hundreds.

9128

centuriators
CENTURIATORS,

9129

centurion
CENTURION, n. Among the Romans, a military officer who commanded a hundred men, a century or ...

9130

centurist
CENTURIST, n. A historian who distinguishes time into centuries; as in the Universal Church ...

9131

century
CENTURY, n. 1. In a general sense, a hundred; any thing consisting of a hundred parts.2. A ...

9132

ceol
CEOL, Sax. A ship. This word is sometimes found prefixed to names.

9133

cephalalgic
CEPHALALGIC, n. A medicine good for the headache.

9134

cephalalgy
CEPHALALGY, n. The headache.

9135

cephalic
CEPHALIC, a. Pertaining to the head; as cephalic medicines, remedies for disorders in the head. ...

9136

cepheus
CEPHEUS, n. A constellation in the Northern hemisphere.

9137

cephus
CEPHUS, n. A fowl of the duck kind; also, a species of monkey, the mona.

9138

cerasee
CERASEE, n. The male balsam apple.

9139

cerasin
CERASIN, n. Any gummy substance which swells in cold water, but does not readily dissolve in it.

9140

cerasite
CERASITE, n. A petrifaction resembling a cherry.

9141

cerastes
CERASTES, n. In zoology, the name of a serpent, of the genus Coluber, which the ancients supposed ...

9142

cerate
CERATE, n. A thick kind of ointment, composed of wax and oil, with other ingredients; applied ...

9143

cerated
CERATED, a. Covered with wax.

9144

cere
CERE, n. The naked skin that covers the base of a hawks bill.CERE, v.t. To wax or cover with wax.

9145

cerebel
CEREBEL,

9146

cerebellum
CEREBELLUM, n. The hinder part of the head, or the little brain.

9147

cerebral
CEREBRAL,

9148

cerebrine
CEREBRINE, a. Pertaining to the cerebrum or brain.

9149

cerecloth
CERECLOTH, n. A cloth smeared with melted wax, or with some gummy or glutinous matter. [But the ...

9150

cerement
CEREMENT, n. Cloths dipped in melted wax, with which dead bodies were infolded, when embalmed.

9151

ceremonial
CEREMONIAL, a. [See Ceremony.]1. Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the ...

9152

ceremonially
CEREMONIALLY, adv. According to rites and ceremonies; as a person ceremonially unclean; an act ...

9153

ceremonious
CEREMONIOUS, a. 1. Consisting of outward forms and rites; as the ceremonious part of worship. [In ...

9154

ceremoniously
CEREMONIOUSLY, adv. In a ceremonious manner; formally; with due forms.

9155

ceremoniousness
CEREMONIOUSNESS, n. The use of customary forms; the practice of too much ceremony; great formality ...

9156

ceremony
CEREMONY, n.1. Outward rite; external form in religion.2. Forms of civility; rules established by ...

9157

cereolite
CEREOLITE, n. A substance which in appearance and softness resembles wax; sometimes confounded ...

9158

cereous
CEREOUS, a. Waxen; like wax.

9159

ceres
CERES, n. 1. In mythology, the inventor or goddess of corn, or rather the name of corn deified.2. ...

9160

cerin
CERIN, n. 1. A peculiar substance which precipitates on evaporation, from alcohol, which has been ...

9161

cerinthians
CERINTHIANS, n. A set of heretics, so called from Cerinthus, one of the first heresiarchs in the ...

9162

cerite
CERITE, n. [See Cerium.] 1. The siliceous oxyd of Cerium, a rare mineral of a pale rose red color, ...

9163

cerium
CERIUM, n. A metal recently discovered in Sweden, in the mineral cerate, and so called rom the ...

9164

ceroon
CEROON, n. [from the Spanish.] A bale or package made of skins.

9165

cerrial
CERRIAL, a. Pertaining to the Cerrus, or bitter oak.

9166

cerrus
CERRUS, n. The bitter oak.

9167

certain
CERTAIN, a.1. Sure; true; undoubted; unquestionable; that cannot be denied; existing in fact and ...

9168

certainly
CERTAINLY, adv. 1. Without doubt or question; in truth and fact.Certainly this was a righteous ...

9169

certainness
CERTAINNESS, n. Certainty, which see.

9170

certainty
CERTAINTY, n. 1. A fixed or real state; truth; fact.Know for a certainty, that the Lord your God ...

9171

certes
CERTES, adv. Certainly; in truth; verily.

9172

certificate
CERTIFICATE, n. [See Certify.]1. In a general sense, a written testimony not sworn to; a ...

9173

certification
CERTIFICATION, n. The act of certifying.

9174

certified
CERTIFIED, pp. [See Certify.] Assured; made certain; informed.

9175

certifier
CERTIFIER, n. One who certifies, or assures.

9176

certify
CERTIFY, v.t.1. To testify to in writing; to make a declaration in writing, under hand, or hand ...

9177

certifying
CERTIFYING, ppr. Giving a written testimony, or certificate; giving certain notice; making ...

9178

certiorari
CERTIORARI, n. A writ issuing out of Chancery, Kings Bench or other superior court, to call up the ...

9179

certitude
CERTITUDE, n. Certainty; assurance; freedom from doubt.

9180

cerulean
CERULEAN,

9181

ceruleous
CERULEOUS, a. Sky-colored; blue.

9182

cerulific
CERULIFIC, a. Producing a blue or sky-color.

9183

cerumen
CERUMEN, n. The wax or yellow matter secreted by the ear.

9184

ceruse
CERUSE, n. White-lead; a carbonate of lead, produced by exposing the metal in thin plates to the ...

9185

cerused
CERUSED, a. Washed with a preparation of white lead.

9186

cervical
CERVICAL, a. Belonging to the neck; as the cervical nerves; cervical vessels.

9187

cervin
CERVIN,

9188

cervine
CERVINE, a. Pertaining to the deer, or to animals of the genus Cervus.

9189

cesarean
CESAREAN, a. The Cesarean operation is the taking of a child from the womb by cutting; an ...

9190

cespititious
CESPITITIOUS, a. Pertaining to turf; made of turf.

9191

cespitous
CESPITOUS, a. Pertaining to turf; turfy.A cespitous or turfy plant, has many stems from the same ...

9192

cess
CESS, as a noun, a rate or tax, and as a verb, to rate or lay a tax, is probably a corruption of ...

9193

cessation
CESSATION, n.1. A ceasing; a stop; a rest; the act of discontinuing motion or action of any kind, ...

9194

cessavit
CESSAVIT, n. In law, a writ given by statute, to recover lands, when the tenant or occupier has ...

9195

cesser
CESSER, n. [See Cess.] A ceasing; a neglect to perform services or payment for two years. See ...

9196

cessibility
CESSIBILITY, n. [See Cede and Cession.] The act of giving way or receding.

9197

cessible
CESSIBLE, a. [See Cede.] Giving way; yielding; easy to give way.

9198

cession
CESSION, n.1. The act of giving way; a yielding to force or impulse.2. A yielding, or surrender, ...

9199

cessionary
CESSIONARY, a. Having surrendered effects; as a cessionary bankrupt.

9200

cessment
CESSMENT, n. An assessment or tax.

9201

cessor
CESSOR, n. 1. In law, he that neglects, for two years, to perform the service by which he holds ...

9202

cest
CEST, n. A ladys girdle.

9203

cestus
CESTUS, n. The girdle of Venus, or marriage-girdle, among the Greeks and Romans.

9204

cesura
CESURA,

9205

cesural
CESURAL, a. Pertaining to the cesure.

9206

cesure
CESURE, n. A pause in verse, so introduced as to aid the recital, and render the versification ...

9207

cetaceous
CETACEOUS, a. Pertaining to the whale; belonging to the whale kind. The cetacceous fishes include ...

9208

cetate
CETATE, n. A compound of cetic acid, with a base.

9209

ceterach
CETERACH, n. A trivial name of a species of Asplenium, or spleen-wort.

9210

cetic
CETIC, a. Pertaining to the whale. The cetic acid is a peculiar substance obtained from the ...

9211

cetin
CETIN, n. A name given to spermaceti by Chevreul.

9212

cetological
CETOLOGICAL, n. Pertaining to cetology.

9213

cetologist
CETOLOGIST, n. One who is versed in the natural history of the whale and its kindred animals.

9214

cetology
CETOLOGY, n. The doctrine or natural history of cetaceous animals.

9215

cetus
CETUS, n. In astronomy, the whale, a large constellation of the Southern hemisphere, containing ...

9216

ceylanite
CEYLANITE, n. A mineral, classed with the ruby family; called also pleonaste. Its color is a ...

9217

chabasie
CHABASIE,

9218

chabasite
CHABASITE, n. A mineral which has been regarded as a variety of zeolite. It is divisible into ...

9219

chad
CHAD, n. A kind of fish; pronounced shad.

9220

chafe
CHAFE, v.t.1. To excite heat or inflammation by friction, as to chafe the skin; also, to fret and ...

9221

chafe-wax
CHAFE-WAX, n. In England, an officer belonging to the Lord Chancellor, who fits the wax for the ...

9222

chafed
CHAFED, pp. Heated or fretted by rubbing; worn by friction.

9223

chafer
CHAFER, n. One who chafes.CHAFER, n. An insect, a species of Scarabaeus, or beetle.

9224

chafery
CHAFERY, n. In Iron works, a forge in which an ancony or square mass of iron, hammered into a bar ...

9225

chaff
CHAFF, n.1. The husk, or dry calyx of corn, and grasses. In common language, the word is applied ...

9226

chaffer
CHAFFER, v.i. To treat about a purchase; to bargain; to haggle; to negotiate; to chop and change; ...

9227

chaffern
CHAFFERN, n. A vessel for heating water.

9228

chaffery
CHAFFERY, n. Trafick; buying and selling.

9229

chaffinch
CHAFFINCH, n. A species of birds of the genus Fringilla, which are said to delight in chaff, and ...

9230

chaffless
CHAFFLESS, n. Without chaff.

9231

chaffweed
CHAFFWEED, n. A plant, cud-weed, a species of Gnaphalium; but this name is given also to the ...

9232

chaffy
CHAFFY, a. Like chaff; full of chaff; light; as, chaffy straws; chaffy opinions.

9233

chafing
CHAFING, ppr. Heating or fretting by friction.

9234

chafing-dish
CHAFING-DISH, n. A dish or vessel to hold coals for heating any thing set on it; a portable grate ...

9235

chagrin
CHAGRIN, n. Ill-humor; vexation; peevishness; fretfulness.CHAGRIN, v.t. To excite ill-humor in; ...

9236

chagrined
CHAGRINED, pp. Vexed; fretted; displeased.

9237

chain
CHAIN, n.1. A series of links or rings connected, or fitted into one another, usually made of some ...

9238

chained
CHAINED, pp. Made fast, or bound by a chain; connected by a chain; bound; enslaved.

9239

chaining
CHAINING, ppr. Binding, fastening or connecting with a chain; binding, or attaching to; enslaving.

9240

chair
CHAIR, n. 1. A movable seat; a frame with a bottom made of different materials, used for persons ...

9241

chair-man
CHAIR-MAN, n. 1. The presiding officer or speaker of an assembly, association or company, ...

9242

chaise
CHAISE, n. s as z. A two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse; a gig. It is open or covered.

9243

chalcedonic
CHALCEDONIC, a. Pertaining to chalcedony.

9244

chalcedony
CHALCEDONY, n. A subspecies of quartz, a mineral called also white agate, resembling milk diluted ...

9245

chalcedonyx
CHALCEDONYX, n. A variety of agate, in which white and gray layers alternate.

9246

chalcite
CHALCITE, n. Sulphate of iron of a red color, so far calcined as to have lost a considerable part ...

9247

chalcographer
CHALCOGRAPHER, n. An engraver in brass.

9248

chalcography
CHALCOGRAPHY, n. The act or art of engraving in brass.

9249

chaldaic
CHALDAIC, a. Pertaining to Chaldea, anciently a country on the Frat or Euphrates, in Asia, called ...

9250

chaldaism
CHALDAISM, n. An idiom or peculiarity in the Chaldee dialect.

9251

chaldean
CHALDEAN, n. An inhabitant of Chaldea.

9252

chaldee
CHALDEE, a. Pertaining to Chaldea.CHALDEE, n. The language or dialect of the Chaldeans.

9253

chalder
CHALDER, n. A measure of coals consisting of thirty six bushels.

9254

chaldron
CHALDRON,

9255

chalice
CHALICE, n. A cup, or bowl; usually a communion cup.

9256

chaliced
CHALICED, n. Having a cell or cup; applied by Shakespeare to a flower; but I believe little used.

9257

chalk
CHALK, n. A well known calcarious earth, of an opake white color, soft and admitting no polish. ...

9258

chalk-cutter
CHALK-CUTTER, n. A man that digs chalk.

9259

chalk-pit
CHALK-PIT, n. A pit in which chalk is dug.

9260

chalk-stone
CHALK-STONE, n. 1. In medicine, a calcarious concretion in the hands and feet of men violently ...

9261

chalkiness
CHALKINESS, n. The state of being chalky.

9262

challenge
CHALLENGE, n. Literally, a calling, or crying out, the primary sense of many words expressing a ...

9263

challengeable
CHALLENGEABLE, a. That may be challenged; that may be called to account.

9264

challenged
CHALLENGED, pp. Called to combat or o contest; claimed; demanded, as due; called from a jury.

9265

challenger
CHALLENGER, n. 1. One who challenges; one who invites to a single combat; one who calls on another ...

9266

challenging
CHALLENGING, ppr. Summoning to a duel, or to contest; claiming as a right; defying; calling off ...

9267

chalybean
CHALYBEAN, a. Pertaining to steel well tempered.

9268

chalybeate
CHALYBEATE, a. Impregnated with particles of iron; as chalybeate waters.CHALYBEATE, n. Any water ...

9269

cham
CHAM, n. The sovereign prince of Tartary. Usually written Khan.

9270

chamade
CHAMADE, n. In war, the beat of a drum or sound of a trumpet, inviting an enemy to a parley; as ...

9271

chamber
CHAMBER,

9272

chamber-fellow
CHAMBER-FELLOW,AMBER-FELLOW, n. One who sleeps in the same apartment.

9273

chamber-lye
CHAMBER-LYE, n. Urine.

9274

chamber-maid
CHAMBER-MAID,

9275

chamber-pot
CHAMBER-POT, n. A vessel used in bedrooms.

9276

chamber-practice
CHAMBER-PRACTICE,

9277

chamberer
CHAMBERER,

9278

chambering
CHAMBERING,

9279

chamberlain
CHAMBERLAIN,

9280

chamberlainship
CHAMBERLAINSHIP,

9281

chambrel
CHAMBREL, n. The joint or bending of the upper part of a horses hind leg. In New England ...

9282

chameleon
CHAMELEON, n. An animal of the genus Lacerta, or lizard, with a naked body, a tail and four feet. ...

9283

chameleonize
CHAMELEONIZE, v.t. To change into various colors.

9284

chamfer
CHAMFER,

9285

chamfered
CHAMFERED, pp. Cut into furrows, or cut sloping.

9286

chamfering
CHAMFERING, ppr. Cutting a gutter in; cutting in a slope.

9287

chamfret
CHAMFRET, n. A small gutter or furrow cut in wood or other hard material; a slope.

9288

chamite
CHAMITE, n. Fossil remains of the Chama, shell.

9289

chamlet
CHAMLET, [See Camlet.]

9290

chamois
CHAMOIS, n. An animal of the goat kind, whose skin is made into soft leather, called shammy. It ...

9291

chamomile
CHAMOMILE, [See Camomile.]

9292

champ
CHAMP, v.t.1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth; as, a horse champs the bit.2. To bite ...

9293

champagne
CHAMPAGNE,

9294

champaign
CHAMPAIGN,

9295

champain
CHAMPAIN, n. A flat open country.

9296

champane
CHAMPANE, n. A kind of brisk sparkling wine, from Champagne in France.

9297

champed
CHAMPED, pp. Bitten; chewed.

9298

champer
CHAMPER, n. One that champs or bits.

9299

champertor
CHAMPERTOR, n. [See Champerty.] In law, one who is guilty of champerty, which see.

9300

champerty
CHAMPERTY, n. A species of maintenance, being a bargain with a plaintiff or defendant, to divide ...

9301

champignon
CHAMPIGNON, n. A kind of mushroom.

9302

champing
CHAMPING, pp. Biting with repeated action.

9303

champion
CHAMPION, n. 1. A man who undertakes a combat in the place or cause of another.2. A man who ...

9304

championess
CHAMPIONESS, n. A female champion.

9305

chan-cre
CHAN-CRE, n. A venereal ulcer.

9306

chan-crous
CHAN-CROUS, a. Ulcerous; having the qualities of a chancer.

9307

chance
CHANCE, n. 1. An event that happens, falls out or takes place, without being contrived, intended, ...

9308

chance-comer
CHANCE-COMER, n. One who comes unexpectedly.

9309

chance-medley
CHANCE-MEDLEY, n. In law, the killing of a person by chance, when the killer is doing a lawful ...

9310

chanceable
CHANCEABLE, a. Accidental; casual; fortuitous.

9311

chanceful
CHANCEFUL, a. Hazardous.

9312

chancel
CHANCEL, n. That part of the choir of a church, between the altar or communion table and the ...

9313

chancellor
CHANCELLOR, n. Ordinally, a chief notary or scribe, under the Roman Emperors; but in England, in ...

9314

chancellorship
CHANCELLORSHIP, n. The office of a chancellor; the time during which one is chancellor.

9315

chancery
CHANCERY, n. 1. In Great Britain, the highest court of justice, next to the parliament, ...

9316

chandelier
CHANDELIER, n. 1. A Frame with branches to hold a number of candles, to illuminate a public or ...

9317

chandler
CHANDLER, n. An artisan whose trade is to make candles, or one who sells candles.In America, I ...

9318

chandlerly
CHANDLERLY, a. Like a chandler.

9319

chandlery
CHANDLERY, n. The place where candles are kept.

9320

change
CHANGE, v.t.1. To cause to turn or pass from one state to another; to alter, or make different; to ...

9321

changeability
CHANGEABILITY, n. Changeableness, which is generally used.

9322

changeable
CHANGEABLE, a. 1. That may change; subject to alteration; fickle; inconstant; mutable; variable; ...

9323

changeableness
CHANGEABLENESS, n. 1. The quality of being changeable; fickleness; inconstancy; instability; ...

9324

changeably
CHANGEABLY, adv. Inconstantly.

9325

changed
CHANGED, pp. Altered; varied; turned; converted; shifted.

9326

changeful
CHANGEFUL, a. Full of change; inconstant; mutable; fickle; uncertain; subject to alteration.

9327

changeless
CHANGELESS, a. Constant; not admitting alteration.

9328

changeling
CHANGELING, n. 1. A child left or taken in the place of another.2. An idiot; a fool.3. One apt ...

9329

changer
CHANGER, n. 1. One who alters the form of any thing.2. One that is employed in changing and ...

9330

changing
CHANGING, ppr. Altering; turning; putting one thing for another; shifting.

9331

channa
CHANNA, n. A fish taken in the Mediterranean, resembling the sea-perch.

9332

channel
CHANNEL, n.1. In a general sense, a passage; a place of passing or flowing; particularly, a water ...

9333

channeled
CHANNELED, pp. Having channels; grooved longitudinally.

9334

channeling
CHANNELING, ppr. Cutting channels; grooving longitudinally.

9335

chanson
CHANSON, n. A song.

9336

chant
CHANT, v.t.1. To sing; to utter a melodious voice; that is, to cant or throw the voice in ...

9337

chanted
CHANTED, pp. Sung; uttered with modulations of voice.

9338

chanter
CHANTER, n.1. One who chants; a singer or songster.2. The chief singer, or priest of the ...

9339

chanticleer
CHANTICLEER, n. A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in cowing.

9340

chanting
CHANTING, ppr. Singing; uttering a melodious voice; repeating words with a singing voice.CHANTING, ...

9341

chantress
CHANTRESS, n. A female singer.

9342

chantry
CHANTRY, n. A church or chapel endowed with lands, or other revenue, for the maintenance of one or ...

9343

chaos
CHAOS, n. 1. That confusion, or confused mass, in which matter is supposed to have existed, ...

9344

chaotic
CHAOTIC, a. Resembling chaos; confused; as, the earth was originally in a chaotic state.

9345

chap
CHAP, v.t. To cleave, split, crack, or open longitudinally, as the surface of the earth, or the ...

9346

chap-fallen
CHAP-FALLEN, a. [chap and fall.] Having the lower chap depressed; hence, dejected; dispirited; ...

9347

chapbook
CHAPBOOK, n. [See Chapman and Cheap.] a small book or pamphlet, carried about for sale by hawker.

9348

chape
CHAPE, n. 1. The catch of any thing, as the hook of a scabbard, or the catch of a buckle, by ...

9349

chapeau
CHAPEAU, n. A hat; in heraldry, a cap or bonnet.

9350

chapel
CHAPEL, n.1. A house for public worship; primarily, a private oratory, or house of worship ...

9351

chapeless
CHAPELESS, a. Without a chape.

9352

chapelet
CHAPELET,

9353

chapellany
CHAPELLANY, n. A place founded within some church and dependent thereon.

9354

chapelling
CHAPELLING, n. The act of turning a ship round in a light breeze of wind, when close hauled, so ...

9355

chapelry
CHAPELRY, n. The bounds or jurisdiction of a chapel.

9356

chaperon
CHAPERON, n. A hood or cap worn by the knights of the garter in their habits. It was anciently ...

9357

chapiter
CHAPITER, n.1. The upper part or capital of a column or pillar; a word used in the scriptures. ...

9358

chaplain
CHAPLAIN, n. 1. An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs service in a chapel. The king ...

9359

chaplaincy
CHAPLAINCY, n. The office or station of a chaplain.

9360

chaplainship
CHAPLAINSHIP, n.1. The office or business of a chaplain.2. The possession, or revenue of a ...

9361

chapless
CHAPLESS, n. 1. A garland or wreath to be worn on the head; the circle of a crown.2. A string of ...

9362

chaplet
CHAPLET, n. A pair of stirrup leathers, with stirrups, joined at the top in a sort of leather ...

9363

chapman
CHAPMAN, n. 1. A cheapener; one that offers as a purchaser.Their chapmen they betray.2. A ...

9364

chapped
CHAPPED, pp. Cleft; opened, as the surface or skin.

9365

chapping
CHAPPING, ppr. Cleaving, as the surface or skin.

9366

chappy
CHAPPY, a. Full of chaps; cleft.

9367

chaps
CHAPS, the mouth or jaws. [See Chap.]

9368

chapter
CHAPTER, n.1. A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis contains fifty chapters. Hence the ...

9369

chapter-house
CHAPTER-HOUSE, n. A house where a chapter meets.

9370

chaptrel
CHAPTREL, n. The capitals of pillars and pilasters, which support arches, commonly called imposts.

9371

char
CHAR, n. A fish.CHAR, n. In England, work done by the day; a single job, or task. In New ...

9372

char-woman
CHAR-WOMAN, n. A woman hired for odd work, or for single days.[Char-man and Char-woman are, I ...

9373

charact
CHARACT,

9374

character
CHARACTER, n. 1. A mark made by cutting or engraving, as on stone, metal or other hard material; ...

9375

characteristic
CHARACTERISTIC,

9376

characteristical
CHARACTERISTICAL, a. That constitutes the character; that marks the peculiar, distinctive ...

9377

characteristically
CHARACTERISTICALLY, adv. The state or qualities of being characteristic.

9378

characterize
CHARACTERIZE, v.t.1. To give a character, or an account of the personal qualities of a man; to ...

9379

characterized
CHARACTERIZED, pp. Described or distinguished by peculiar qualities.

9380

characterizing
CHARACTERIZING, ppr. Describing or distinguishing by peculiar qualities.

9381

characterless
CHARACTERLESS, a. Destitute of any peculiar character.

9382

charactery
CHARACTERY, n. Impression; mark; distinction.

9383

charade
CHARADE, n. A composition, in which the subject must be a word of two syllables, each forming a ...

9384

charcoal
CHARCOAL, n. Coal made by charring wood; the remains of wood burnt under turf, and from which all ...

9385

chard
CHARD n. The leaves of artichokes tied and wrapped all over, except the top, in straw, during ...

9386

charect
CHARECT, n. An inscription.

9387

charge
CHARGE, v.t.1. To rush on; to fall on; to attack, especially with fixed bayonets; as, an army ...

9388

chargeable
CHARGEABLE, a. 1. That may be charged; that may be set, laid, imposed; as, a duty of forty per ...

9389

chargeableness
CHARGEABLENESS, n. Expensiveness; cost; costliness.

9390

chargeably
CHARGEABLY, adv. Expensively; at great cost.

9391

charged
CHARGED, pp. Loaded; burdened; attacked; laid on; instructed; imputed; accused; placed to the ...

9392

chargeful
CHARGEFUL, a. Expensive; costly.

9393

chargeless
CHARGELESS, a. Not expensive; free from expense.

9394

charger
CHARGER, n. 1. In Scots law, one who charges another in a suit.2. A large dish. Num. 7.3. A ...

9395

charging
CHARGING, ppr. Loading; attacking; laying on; instructing; commanding; accusing; imputing.

9396

charily
CHARILY, adv. [See Chary.] Carefully; warily; frugally.

9397

chariness
CHARINESS, n. Caution; care; nicety; scrupulousness.

9398

chariot
CHARIOT,n.1. A half coach; a carriage with four wheels and one seat behind, used for convenience ...

9399

chariot-man
CHARIOT-MAN, n. The driver of a chariot. 2 Chron. 18.

9400

chariot-race
CHARIOT-RACE, n. A race with chariots; a sport in which chariots were driven in contest for a ...

9401

charioted
CHARIOTED, pp. Borne in a chariot.

9402

charioteer
CHARIOTEER, n. The person who drives or conducts a chariot. It is used in speaking of military ...

9403

charitable
CHARITABLE, a.1. Benevolent and kind; as a charitable disposition.2. Liberal in benefactions to ...

9404

charitableness
CHARITABLENESS, n. 1. The disposition to be charitable; or the exercise of charity.2. Liberality ...

9405

charitably
CHARITABLY, adv. Kindly; liberally; benevolently; with a disposition to help the poor; favorably.

9406

charity
CHARITY, n. 1. In a general sense, love, benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which ...

9407

chark
CHARK, v.t. To burn to a coal; to char.

9408

charlatan
CHARLATAN, n. One who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable pretensions to skill; ...

9409

charlatanical
CHARLATANICAL, a. Quackish; making undue pretensions to skill; ignorant.

9410

charlatanry
CHARLATANRY, n. Undue pretensions to skill; quackery; wheedling; deception by fair words.

9411

charless-wain
CHARLESS-WAIN, n. In astronomy, seven stars in the constellation called Ursa Major, or the Great ...

9412

charlock
CHARLOCK, n. The English name of the Raphanus raphanistrum and Sinapis arvensis, very pernicious ...

9413

charm
CHARM, n.1. Words, characters or other things imagined to possess some occult or unintelligible ...

9414

charma
CHARMA, n. A fish resembling the sea-wolf.

9415

charmed
CHARMED, pp. Subdued by charms; delighted; enchanted.

9416

charmer
CHARMER, n. 1. One that charms, or has power to charm; one that uses or has the power of ...

9417

charmeress
CHARMERESS, n. An enchantress.

9418

charmful
CHARMFUL, a. Abounding with charms.

9419

charming
CHARMING, ppr. 1. Using charms; enchanting.2. a. Pleasing n the highest degree; ...

9420

charmingly
CHARMINGLY, adv. Delightfully; in a manner to charm, or to give delight.She smiled very ...

9421

charmingness
CHARMINGNESS, n. The power to please.

9422

charmless
CHARMLESS, a. Destitute of charms.

9423

charnel
CHARNEL, a. Containing flesh or carcasses.

9424

charnel-house
CHARNEL-HOUSE, n. A place under or near churches, where the bones of the dead are reposited. ...

9425

charon
CHARON, n. In fabulous history, the son of Erebus and Nox, whose office was to ferry the souls of ...

9426

charr
CHARR, n. A fish, a species of Salmo.

9427

charring
CHARRING, ppr. Reducing to coal; depriving of volatile matter.

9428

charry
CHARRY, a. [See Char.] Pertaining to charcoal; like charcoal, or partaking of its qualities.

9429

chart
CHART, n. A hydrographical or marine map; a draught or projection of some part of the earths ...

9430

charter
CHARTER, n. 1. A written instrument, executed with usual forms, given as evidence of a grant, ...

9431

charter-land
CHARTER-LAND, n. Land held by charter, or in soccage.

9432

charter-party
CHARTER-PARTY, n. In commerce, an agreement respecting the hire of a vessel and the freight. This ...

9433

chartered
CHARTERED, pp.1. Hired or let, as a ship.2. Invested with privileges by charter; privileged.3. ...

9434

chartering
CHARTERING, ppr. 1. Giving a charter; establishing by charter.2. Hiring or letting by charter.

9435

chartless
CHARTLESS, a. Without a chart; of which no chart has been made; not delineated on paper; as the ...

9436

chartulary
CHARTULARY, n. An officer in the ancient Latin church, who had the care of charters and other ...

9437

chary
CHARY, a. [Sax. Cearig. See Care.] Careful; wary; frugal.

9438

chasable
CHASABLE, a. That may be chased; fit for the chase.

9439

chase
CHASE, v.t.1. Literally to drive, urge, press forward with vehemence; hence, to pursue for the ...

9440

chased
CHASED, pp. Pursed; sought ardently; driven.

9441

chaser
CHASER, n. 1. One who chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter.2. An enchaser. [See Enchase.]

9442

chasideans
ASSIDE'ANS or CHASIDE'ANS, [Heb. pious.]A sect of Jews who resorted to Mattathias to fight for the ...

9443

chasing
CHASING, ppr. Pursuing; driving; hunting.

9444

chasm
CHASM, n.1. A cleft; a fissure; a gap; properly, an opening made by disrupture, as a beach in the ...

9445

chasmed
CHASMED, a. Having gaps or a chasm.

9446

chasselas
CHASSELAS, n. A sort of grape.

9447

chaste
CHASTE, a. 1. Pure from all unlawful commerce of sexes. Applied to persons before marriage, it ...

9448

chaste-eyed
CHASTE-EYED, a. Having modest eyes.

9449

chaste-tree
CHASTE-TREE, n. The agnus castus, or vitex; a tree that grows to the highth of eight or ten feet, ...

9450

chastely
CHASTELY, adv. In a chaste manner; without unlawful commerce of sexes; without obscenity; purely; ...

9451

chasten
CHASTEN, v.t.1. To correct by punishment; to punish; to inflict pain for the purpose of reclaiming ...

9452

chastened
CHASTENED, pp. Corrected; punished; afflicted for correction.

9453

chastener
CHASTENER, n. One who punishes, for the purpose of correction.

9454

chasteness
CHASTENESS, n. Chastity; purity.

9455

chastening
CHASTENING, ppr. Correcting; afflicting for correction.CHASTENING, n. Correction; punishment for ...

9456

chastisable
CHASTISABLE, a. Deserving of chastisement.

9457

chastise
CHASTISE, v.t.1. To correct by punishing; to punish; to inflict pain by stripes, or in other ...

9458

chastised
CHASTISED, pp. Punished; corrected.

9459

chastisement
CHASTISEMENT, n. Correction; punishment; pain inflicted for punishment and correction, either by ...

9460

chastiser
CHASTISER, n. One who chastises; a punisher; a corrector.

9461

chastising
CHASTISING, ppr. Punishing for correction; correcting.

9462

chastity
CHASTITY, n.1. Purity of the body; freedom from all unlawful commerce of sexes. Before marriage, ...

9463

chat
CHAT, v.i.1. To talk in a familiar manner; to talk without form or ceremony.2. To talk idly; to ...

9464

chateau
CHATEAU, n. A castle; a seat in the country.

9465

chatelet
CHATELET, n. A little castle.

9466

chatellany
CHATELLANY, n. The lordship or jurisdiction of a castellan, or governor of a castle. [See ...

9467

chatoyant
CHATOYANT, a. A hard stone, a little transparent, which being cut smooth presents on its surface ...

9468

chatoyment
CHATOYMENT, n. Changeable colors, or changeableness of color, in a mineral; play of colors.

9469

chattel
CHATTEL, n. chatl. [See Cattle.] Primarily, any article of movable goods. In modern usage, the ...

9470

chatter
CHATTER, v.i. [See Chat.]1. To utter sounds rapidly and indistinctly, as a magpie, or a monkey.2. ...

9471

chatter-box
CHATTER-BOX, n. One that talks incessantly.

9472

chatterer
CHATTERER, n. A prater; an idle talker.

9473

chattering
CHATTERING, ppr. Uttering rapid, indistinct sounds, as birds; talking idly; moving rapidly and ...

9474

chatting
CHATTING, ppr. Talking familiarly.

9475

chatty
CHATTY, a. Given to free conversation; talkative.

9476

chatwood
CHATWOOD, n. Little sticks; fuel.

9477

chaumontelle
CHAUMONTELLE, n. A sort of pear.

9478

chaun
CHAUN, n. A gap.CHAUN, v.i. To open; to yawn.

9479

chavender
CHAVENDER,

9480

chaw
CHAW, v.t.1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to ruminate, or to chew as ...

9481

chawdron
CHAWDRON, n. Entrails.

9482

chay
CHAY, n. Chaya-root; the root of the Oldenlandia umbellata, used in dyeing red.

9483

cheap
CHEAP, a.1. Bearing a low price, in market; that may be purchased at a low price; that is, at a ...

9484

cheapen
CHEAPEN, v.t.1. To attempt to buy; to ask the price of a commodity; to chaffer.To shops in crowds ...

9485

cheapener
CHEAPENER, n. One who cheapens or bargains.

9486

cheaply
CHEAPLY, adv. At a small price; at a low rate.

9487

cheapness
CHEAPNESS, n. Lowness in price, considering the usual price, or real value.

9488

chear
CHEAR, [See Cheer.]

9489

cheat
CHEAT, v.t.1. To deceive and defraud in a bargain; to deceive for the purpose of gain in selling. ...

9490

cheat-bread
CHEAT-BREAD, n. Fine bread purchased, or not made in the family.

9491

cheatableness
CHEATABLENESS, n. Liability to be cheated.

9492

cheated
CHEATED, ppr. Defrauded by deception.

9493

cheater
CHEATER, n. One who practices a fraud in commerce.

9494

cheating
CHEATING, ppr. Defrauding by deception; imposing on.CHEATING, n. The act of defrauding by ...

9495

check
CHECK, v.t.1. To stop; to restrain; to hinder; to curb. It signifies to put an entire stop to ...

9496

check-mate
CHECK-MATE, n.1. The movement on a chess board or in the game of chess that kills the opposite ...

9497

checked
CHECKED, CHECKT, pp. Stopped; restrained; repressed; curbed; moderated; controlled; reprimanded.

9498

checker
CHECKER, v.t.1. To variegate with cross lines; to form into little squares, like a chess board, by ...

9499

checker-work
CHECKER-WORK, n. Work varied alternately as to its colors or materials; work consisting of cross ...

9500

checkers
CHECKERS, n plu. A common game on a checkered board.

9501

checking
CHECKING, ppr. Stopping; curbing; restraining; moderating; controlling; rebuking.

9502

checkless
CHECKLESS, a. That cannot be checked, or restrained.

9503

checkt
CHECKED, CHECKT, pp. Stopped; restrained; repressed; curbed; moderated; controlled; reprimanded.

9504

checky
CHECKY, n. In heraldry, a border that has more than two rows of checkers, or when the bordure or ...

9505

cheek
CHEEK, n.1. The side of the face below the eyes on each side.2. Among mechanics, cheeks are those ...

9506

cheek-bone
CHEEK-BONE, n. The bone of the cheek.

9507

cheek-tooth
CHEEK-TOOTH, n. The hinder tooth or tusk. Joel 1:6.

9508

cheeked
CHEEKED, a. Brought near the cheek.

9509

cheep
CHEEP, v.i. To chirp, as a small bird.

9510

cheer
CHEER, v.t.1. To salute with shouts of joy, or cheers.2. To dispel gloom, sorrow, silence or ...

9511

cheered
CHEERED, pp. Enlivened; animated; made glad.

9512

cheerer
CHEERER, n. One who cheers; he or that which gladdens.Thou cheerer of our days.Prime cheerer, ...

9513

cheerful
CHEERFUL, a.1. Lively; animated; having good spirits; moderately joyful. This is the most usual ...

9514

cheerfully
CHEERFULLY, adv. In a cheerful manner; with alacrity or willingness; readily; with life, animation ...

9515

cheerfulness
CHEERFULNESS, n. Life; animation; good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.He ...

9516

cheerily
CHEERILY, adv. With cheerfulness; with spirit.

9517

cheering
CHEERING, ppr. Giving joy or gladness; enlivening; encouraging; animating.

9518

cheerishness
CHEERISHNESS, n. State of cheerfulness.

9519

cheerless
CHEERLESS, a. Without joy, gladness, or comfort; gloomy; destitute of any thing to enliven or ...

9520

cheerly
CHEERLY, a. Gay; cheerful; not gloomy.

9521

cheese
CHEESE, n.1. The curd of milk, coagulated by rennet, separated from the serum or whey, and pressed ...

9522

cheese-cake
CHEESE-CAKE, n. A cake made of soft curds, sugar and butter.

9523

cheese-monger
CHEESE-MONGER, n. One who deals in or sells cheese.

9524

cheese-paring
CHEESE-PARING, n. A press, or engine for pressing curd in the making of cheese.

9525

cheese-press
CHEESE-PRESS, n. A press, or engine for pressing curd in the making of cheese.

9526

cheese-rennet
CHEESE-RENNET, n. A plant, ladies bed-straw, Galium verum.

9527

cheese-vat
CHEESE-VAT, n. The vat or case in which curds are confined for pressing.

9528

cheesy
CHEESY, a. Having the nature, qualities, taste or form of cheese.

9529

chegoe
CHEGOE, n. A tropical insect that enters the skin of the feet and multiplies incredibly, causing ...

9530

cheiropter
CHEIROPTER, n. An animal whose anterior toes are connected by a membrane, and whose feet thus ...

9531

chelidon
CHELIDON, n. A brown fly with silvery wings.

9532

cheliferous
CHELIFEROUS, a. Furnished with claws, as an animal.

9533

cheliform
CHELIFORM, a. Having the form of a claw.

9534

chelmsfordite
CHELMSFORDITE, n. A mineral arranged as a subspecies of schaalstein; found in Chelmsford, ...

9535

chelonian
CHELONIAN, a. Pertaining to or designating animals of the tortoise kind.

9536

chely
CHELY, n. The claw of a shell-fish.

9537

chemical
CHEMICAL. [See Chimical.]

9538

chemically
CHEMICALLY. [See Chimically.]

9539

chemise
CHEMISE, n. 1. A shift, or under garment worn by females.2. A wall that lines the face of any ...

9540

chemist
CHEMIST. [ See chimist.]

9541

chemistry
CHEMISTRY. [See Chimistry.]

9542

chequer
CHEQUER. [See Checker.]

9543

cheriff
CHERIFF, n. Written also Sheriff. The prince of Mecca; a high priest among the Mohammedans.

9544

cherish
CHERISH, n. The prince of Mecca; a high priest among the Mohammedans.CHERISH, v.t.1. To treat ...

9545

cherished
CHERISHED, pp. Treated with tenderness; warmed; comforted; fostered.

9546

cherisher
CHERISHER, n. One who cherishes; an encourager; a supporter.

9547

cherishing
CHERISHING, ppr. Warming; comforting; encouraging; fostering; treating with affection.

9548

cherishment
CHERISHMENT, n. Encouragement; comfort.

9549

chermes
CHERMES. [See Kermes.]

9550

cherry
CHERRY, n. The fruit of a tree, a species of Prunus, of which there are many varieties, as the red ...

9551

cherry-cheeked
CHERRY-CHEEKED, a. Having ruddy cheeks.

9552

cherry-pit
CHERRY-PIT, n. A childs play, in which cherry stones are thrown into a hole.

9553

cherry-tree
CHERRY-TREE, n. A tree whose fruit is cherries, in the more appropriate sense of the word. The ...

9554

chersonese
CHERSONESE, n. A peninsula; a tract of land of any indefinite extent, which is nearly surrounded ...

9555

chert
CHERT, n. In mineralogy, a subspecies of rhomboidal quartz; called also hornstone, petrosilex or ...

9556

cherty
CHERTY, a. Like chert; flinty.

9557

cherub
CHERUB, n. plu. Cherubs, but the Hebrew plural cherubim is also used.A figure composed of various ...

9558

cherubic
CHERUBIC,CHERUBIC, a. Pertaining to cherubs; angelic.

9559

cherubim
CHERUBIM, n. The Hebrew plural of cherub.

9560

cherubin
CHERUBIN, a. Cherubic; angelic.

9561

cherup
CHERUP, a corruption of chirp, which see.

9562

chervil
CHERVIL, n. A genus of plants, two species of which are called cow-weed.

9563

chesapeak
CHESAPEAK, n. A bay of the United States, whose entrance is between Cape Charles and Cape Henry, ...

9564

chesible
CHESIBLE, n. A short vestment without sleeves, worn by a popish priest at mass.

9565

cheslip
CHESLIP, n. A small vermin that lies under stones and tiles.

9566

chess
CHESS, n. An ingenious game performed by two parties with different pieces, on a checkered board, ...

9567

chess-apple
CHESS-APPLE, n. A species of wild service.

9568

chess-board
CHESS-BOARD, n. The board used in the game of chess, and from the squares of which chess has its ...

9569

chess-man
CHESS-MAN, n. A piece or puppet, for the game of chess.

9570

chess-player
CHESS-PLAYER, n. One who plays chess; one skilled din the game of chess.

9571

chess-tree
CHESS-TREE, n. In ships, a piece of wood bolted perpendicularly on the side to confine the clews ...

9572

chessom
CHESSOM, n. Mellow earth.

9573

chest
CHEST, n.1. A box of wood or other material, in which goods are kept or transported. It differs ...

9574

chest-foundering
CHEST-FOUNDERING, n. A disease in horses, like the pleurisy or peripneumony in the human body.

9575

chestnut
CHESTNUT, n. The fruit, seed or nut of a tree belonging to the genus Fagus. It is inclosed in a ...

9576

chestnut-tree
CHESTNUT-TREE, n. The tree which produces the chestnut. This tree grows to a great size, with ...

9577

cheston
CHESTON, n. A species of plum.

9578

chevachie
CHEVACHIE, n. An expedition with cavalry.

9579

chevage
CHEVAGE, n. A tribute by the head.

9580

chevalier
CHEVALIER, n. 1. A knight; a gallant young man.2. In heraldry, a horseman armed at all points.

9581

cheven
CHEVEN, n. The chub, a fish.

9582

cheveril
CHEVERIL, n. A kid, or rather leather made of kid-skin; used as a noun or adjective.

9583

cheverilize
CHEVERILIZE, v.t. To make as pliable as kid-leather.

9584

chevisance
CHEVISANCE, n. 1. Achievement; deed; performance; enterprize accomplished.2. In law, a making of ...

9585

chevron
CHEVRON, n. In heraldry, an honorable ordinary, representing two rafters of a house meeting at the ...

9586

chevroned
CHEVRONED, a. Having a chevron, or the form of it.

9587

chevrotain
CHEVROTAIN, n. The smallest of the antelope kind.

9588

chew
CHEW, v.t.1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food, to prepare it for ...

9589

chewed
CHEWED, pp. Ground by the teeth; masticated.

9590

chewet
CHEWET, n. A kind of pie, made with chopped substances.

9591

chewing
CHEWING, ppr. Grinding with the teeth; masticating; ruminating; meditating; champing.

9592

chia
CHIA, n. A beautiful Mexican plant.

9593

chian
CHIAN, a. Pertaining to Chios, an isle in the Levant.Chian earth, a medicinal, dense, compact kind ...

9594

chiastolite
CHIASTOLITE, n. A mineral, called also macle, whose crystals are arranged in a peculiar manner. ...

9595

chibbal
CHIBBAL, n. A small sort of onion.

9596

chicane
CHICANE, n.1. In law, shift; turn; trick; cavil; an abuse of judiciary proceedings, by artifices, ...

9597

chicaner
CHICANER, n. One who uses shifts, turns, evasions or undue artifices, in litigation or disputes; a ...

9598

chicanery
CHICANERY, n. Sophistry; mean or unfair artifices to perplex a cause and obscure the truth.

9599

chiches
CHICHES, n. Dwarf peas.

9600

chichling
CHICHLING,

9601

chick
CHICK, v.i. To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate.

9602

chick-pea
CHICK-PEA, n. A plant or pea, constituting the genus Cicer; a native of Spain, where it is used in ...

9603

chick-weed
CHICK-WEED, n. A plant of the genus Alsine, which includes many species. The common chick-weed, ...

9604

chicken
CHICKEN, n. 1. The young of fowls, particularly of the domestic hen, or gallinaceous fowls.2. A ...

9605

chicken-hearted
CHICKEN-HEARTED, a. Timid; fearful; cowardly.

9606

chicken-pox
CHICKEN-POX, n. A mild contagious eruptive disease, generally appearing in children.

9607

chickling
CHICKLING, n. A small chick or chicken.

9608

chickling-vetch
CHICKLING-VETCH, n. A vetch or pea, of the genus Lathyrus, used in Germany for food, but inferior ...

9609

chide
CHIDE, v.t.1. To scold at; to reprove; to utter words in anger, or by way of disapprobation; to ...

9610

chider
CHIDER, n. One who chides, clamors, reproves or rebukes.

9611

chideress
CHIDERESS, n. A female who chides.

9612

chiding
CHIDING, ppr. Scolding; clamoring; rebuking; making a harsh or continued noise.CHIDING, n. A ...

9613

chidingly
CHIDINGLY, adv. In a scolding or reproving manner.

9614

chief
CHIEF, a.1. Highest in office or rank; principal; as a chief priest; the chief butler. Gen ...

9615

chiefage
CHIEFAGE,

9616

chiefdom
CHIEFDOM, n. Sovereignty.

9617

chiefless
CHIEFLESS, a. Without a chief or leader.

9618

chiefly
CHIEFLY, adv.1. Principally; eminently; in the first place.It chiefly concerns us to obey the ...

9619

chiefrie
CHIEFRIE, n. A small rent paid to the lord paramount.

9620

chieftain
CHIEFTAIN, n. A captain, leader or commander; a chief; the head of a troop, army or clan. It is ...

9621

chieftainry
CHIEFTAINRY,

9622

chieftainship
CHIEFTAINSHIP, n. Headship; captaincy; the government over a clan.

9623

chievance
CHIEVANCE, n. An unlawful bargain; traffick in which money is extorted.

9624

chieve
CHIEVE or CHIVE, v.i. To come to an end; to issue; to succeed.

9625

chilblain
CHILBLAIN, n. A blain or sore produced by cold; a tumor affecting the hands and feet, accompanied ...

9626

child
CHILD, n.1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate ...

9627

child-bearing
CHILD-BEARING, a. or ppr. [See Bear.] Bearing or producing children.CHILD-BEARING, n. The act of ...

9628

childbed
CHILDBED, n. The state of a woman bringing forth a child or being in labor; parturition.

9629

childbirth
CHILDBIRTH, n. The act of bringing forth a child; travail; labor; as the pains of childbirth.

9630

childed
CHILDED, a. Furnished with a child.

9631

childhood
CHILDHOOD, n.1. The state of a child, or the time in which persons are children, including the ...

9632

childing
CHILDING, ppr. Bearing children; producing; as childing women.

9633

childish
CHILDISH, a.1. Belonging to a child; trifling; puerile.When I became a man, I put away childish ...

9634

childishly
CHILDISHLY, adv. In the manner of a child; in a trifling way; in a weak or foolish manner.

9635

childishness
CHILDISHNESS, n. Triflingness, puerility, the state or qualities of a child, in reference to ...

9636

childlike
CHILDLIKE, a. Resembling a child or that which belongs to children; becoming a child; meek; ...

9637

childly
CHILDLY, a. Like a child.

9638

children
CHILDREN, n. plu. Of child.

9639

chili
CHILI, a. 1. Cool; moderately cold; tending to cause shivering; as the chill vapors of night.2. ...

9640

chiliad
CHILIAD, n. 1. A thousand; a collection or sum, containing a thousand individuals or ...

9641

chiliagon
CHILIAGON, n. A plain figure of a thousand angles and sides.

9642

chiliahedron
CHILIAHEDRON, n. A figure of a thousand equal sides.

9643

chiliarch
CHILIARCH, n. A body consisting of a thousand men.

9644

chiliast
CHILIAST, n. One of the sect of Millenarians.

9645

chilifactive
CHILIFACTIVE. [See Chylifactive.]

9646

chilioliter
CHILIOLITER. [See Kiloliter.]

9647

chiliometer
CHILIOMETER. [See Kilometer.]

9648

chill
CHILL, n. 1. A shivering with cold; rigors, as in an ague; the cold fit that precedes a fever; ...

9649

chilled
CHILLED, pp. Made cool; made to shiver; dejected.

9650

chilli
CHILLI, n. A Mexican plant, Guinea pepper.

9651

chilliness
CHILLINESS, n. 1. A sensation of shivering; rigors.2. A moderate degree of coldness; as the ...

9652

chilling
CHILLING, ppr. Cooling; causing to shiver.

9653

chillness
CHILLNESS, n. Coolness; coldness; a shivering.

9654

chilly
CHILLY, a. Cool; moderately cold, such as to cause shivering; as a chilly day, night, or air.

9655

chilogram
CHILOGRAM. [See Kilogram.]

9656

chimb
CHIMB, n. [See Chime.]

9657

chime
CHIME, n. 1. The consonant or harmonic sounds of several correspondent instruments.Instruments ...

9658

chimer
CHIMER, n. One who chimes.

9659

chimera
CHIMERA, n.1. In fabulous history, a monster with three heads, that of a lion, of a goat, and of a ...

9660

chimerical
CHIMERICAL, a. Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; that has, or can ...

9661

chimerically
CHIMERICALLY, adv. Wildly; vainly; fancifully; fantastically.

9662

chimical
CHIMICAL, a. [See Chimistry.]1. Pertaining to chimistry; as a chimical operation.2. Resulting ...

9663

chimically
CHIMICALLY, adv. According to chimical principles; by chimical process or operation.

9664

chiminage
CHIMINAGE, n. In law, a toll for passage through a forest.

9665

chiming
CHIMING, ppr. Causing to chime; sounding in accordance.

9666

chimist
CHIMIST, n. A person versed in chimistry; a professor of chimistry.

9667

chimistry
CHIMISTRY, n. Chimistry is a science, the object of which is to discover the nature and properties ...

9668

chimney
CHIMNEY, n.1. In architecture, a body of brick or stone, erected in a building, containing a ...

9669

chimney-corner
CHIMNEY-CORNER, n.1. The corner of a fire-place, or the space between the fire and the sides of ...

9670

chimney-hook
CHIMNEY-HOOK, n. A hook for holding pots and kettles over a fire.

9671

chimney-money
CHIMNEY-MONEY, n. Hearth-money, a duty paid for each chimney in a house.

9672

chimney-piece
CHIMNEY-PIECE, n. An ornamental piece of wood or stone set round a fire-place.

9673

chimney-sweeper
CHIMNEY-SWEEPER, n. One whose occupation is to sweep and scrape chimneys, to clean them of the ...

9674

chimpanzee
CHIMPANZEE, n. An animal of the ape kind, a variety of the ourang-outang.It is now considered a ...

9675

chin
CHIN, n. The lower extremity of the face below the mouth; the point of the under jaw.

9676

chin-cough
CHIN-COUGH, n. A contagious disease, often epidemic among children. It increases for some weeks, ...

9677

china
CHINA, n. A species of earthern ware made in China, and so called from the country; called also ...

9678

china-orange
CHINA-ORANGE, n. The sweet orange, said to have been originally brought from China.

9679

china-root
CHINA-ROOT, n. The root of a species Smilax, brought from the East Indies, of a pale reddish ...

9680

chinch
CHINCH, n. A genus of insects, resembling the feather-wing moths. These insects live in the ...

9681

chine
CHINE, n.1. The back-bone, or spine of an animal.2. A piece of the back-bone of an animal, with ...

9682

chined
CHINED, a. Pertaining to the back.

9683

chinese
CHINESE, a. Pertaining to China.CHINESE, n. sing. and plu. A native of China; also, the language ...

9684

chingle
CHINGLE, n. Gravel free from dirt. [See Shingle.]

9685

chink
CHINK, n. A small aperture lengthwise; a cleft, rent, or fissure, of greater length than breadth; ...

9686

chinkapin
CHINKAPIN, n. The dwarf chestnut, Fagus pumila, a tree that rises eight or ten feet, with a ...

9687

chinky
CHINKY, a. Full of chinks, or fissures; gaping; opening in narrow clefts.

9688

chinned
CHINNED, a. Having a long chin.

9689

chinse
CHINSE, v.t. In naval affairs, to thrust oakum into the seams or chinks of a ship with a chisel or ...

9690

chints
CHINTS, n. Cotton cloth, printed with more than two colors.

9691

chioppine
CHIOPPINE, n. A high shoe, formerly worn by ladies.

9692

chip
CHIP, CHEAP, CHIPPING, in the names of places, imply a market; from Sax. Ceapan, cypan, to buy or ...

9693

chip-ax
CHIP-AX, n. An ax for chipping.

9694

chipped
CHIPPED, pp. Cut in chips, or small pieces; hewed.

9695

chipping
CHIPPING, n. 1. A chip; a piece cut off or separated by a cutting or engraving instrument; a ...

9696

chiragrical
CHIRAGRICAL, a. Having the gout in the hand, or subject to that disease.

9697

chirk
CHIRK, a. Lively; cheerful; in god spirits; in a comfortable state.CHIRK, v.i. To chirp.

9698

chirm
CHIRM, v.i. To sing as a bird.

9699

chirograph
CHIROGRAPH, n.1. Anciently a deed, which, requiring a counterpart, was engrossed twice on the same ...

9700

chirographer
CHIROGRAPHER, n. [See Chirograph.] He that exercises or professes the art or business of writing. ...

9701

chirographic
CHIROGRAPHIC,

9702

chirographical
CHIROGRAPHICAL, a. Pertaining to chirography.

9703

chirographist
CHIROGRAPHIST, n. One who tells fortunes by examining the hand.

9704

chirography
CHIROGRAPHY, n. [See Chirograph.] The art of writing, or a writing with ones own hand.

9705

chirological
CHIROLOGICAL, a. Pertaining to chirology.

9706

chirologist
CHIROLOGIST, n. One who communicates thoughts by signs made with the hands and fingers.

9707

chirology
CHIROLOGY, n. [See Chirologist.] The art or practice of communicating thoughts by signs made by the ...

9708

chiromancer
CHIROMANCER, n. [See Chiromancy.] One who attempts to foretell future events, or to tell the ...

9709

chiromancy
CHIROMANCY, n. Divination by the hand; the art or practice of attempting to foretell events, or to ...

9710

chiromantic
CHIROMANTIC, a. Pertaining to chiromancy, or divination by the hand.Chiromantic deception.

9711

chirp
CHIRP, v.i. Cherp. To make the noise of certain small birds, or of certain insects; as a chirping ...

9712

chirper
CHIRPER, n. One that chirps, or is cheerful.

9713

chirping
CHIRPING, ppr. Making the noise of certain small birds.CHIRPING, n. The noise of certain small ...

9714

chirurgeon
CHIRURGEON, n. A surgeon; one whose profession is to heal diseases by manual operations, ...

9715

chirurgery
CHIRURGERY, n. That part of the medical art which consists in healing diseases and wounds by ...

9716

chirurgic
CHIRURGIC,

9717

chirurgical
CHIRURGICAL, a. 1. Pertaining to surgery, or to the art of healing diseases and wounds by manual ...

9718

chisel
CHISEL, n. An instrument of iron or steel, used in carpentry, joinery, cabinet work, masonry, ...

9719

chiseled
CHISELED, pp. Cut or engraved with a chisel.

9720

chiseling
CHISELING, ppr. Cutting with a chisel.

9721

chisleu
CHISLEU, n. The ninth month of the Jewish year, answering to a part of November and a part of ...

9722

chistianity
CHISTIANITY, n. [See Christian, from Christ.] The religion of Christians; or the system of ...