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44014

q
Q is the seventeenth letter of the English Alphabet; an articulation borrowed from the oriental ...

44015

quab
QUAB, n. A fish of Russian rivers, which delights in clear water.

44016

quachilto
QUACHIL'TO, n. A Brazilian fowl of the moor-hen kind, of a fine black color variegated with white. ...

44017

quack
QUACK, v.i.1. To cry like a duck or goose.2. To boast; to bounce; to talk noisily and ...

44018

quackened
QUACK'ENED, a. Almost choked or suffocated.

44019

quackery
QUACK'ERY, n. The boastful pretensions or mean practice of an ignoramus, particularly in medicine; ...

44020

quackish
QUACK'ISH, a. Like a quack; boasting of skill not possessed; trickish.

44021

quackism
QUACK'ISM, n. The practice of quackery.

44022

quackled
QUACK'LED,

44023

quacksalver
QUACK'SALVER, n.One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his ...

44024

quad
QUAD, a. Evil; bad. [Not used.]

44025

quadragene
QUAD'RAGENE, n. [L. quadrageni.] A papal indulgence multiplying remissions by forties.

44026

quadragesima
QUADRAGES'IMA, n. [L. quadragesimus, fortieth, from quatuor, four.]Lent; so called because it ...

44027

quadragesimal
QUADRAGES'IMAL, a. [supra.] Belonging to Lent; used in Lent.

44028

quadragesimals
QUADRAGES'IMALS, n. plu. [supra.] Offerings formerly made to the mother church on mid-lent ...

44029

quadrangle
QUAD'RANGLE, n. [L. quadratus, square, from quatuor, four, and angulus, angle.]In geometry, a ...

44030

quadrangular
QUADRAN'GULAR, a. [supra.] 1. Square; having four sides and four angles.2. In botany, having ...

44031

quadrant
QUAD'RANT, n. [L. quadrans, a fourth.]1. The fourth part; the quarter.2. In geometry, the ...

44032

quadrantal
QUADRANT'AL, a. [supra.] Pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; ...

44033

quadrat
QUAD'RAT, n. [L. quadratus, squared.]1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void ...

44034

quadrate
QUAD'RATE, a.1. Square; having four equal and parallel sides.2. Divisible into four equal ...

44035

quadratic
QUADRAT'IC, a. Square; denoting a square or pertaining to it.Quadratic equation, in algebra, an ...

44036

quadratrix
QUAD'RATRIX, n.1. A square or squared figure.2. In geometry, a mechanical line by means of which ...

44037

quadrature
QUAD'RATURE, n. [L. quadratura.]1. The act of squaring; the reducing of a figure to a square. ...

44038

quadrel
QUAD'REL, n. In architecture, a kind of artificial stone made of chalky earth and dried in the ...

44039

quadrennial
QUADREN'NIAL, a. [L. quadriennium; quadra or quadrans, from quatuor, four, and annus, year.]1. ...

44040

quadrennially
QUADREN'NIALLY, adv. Once in four years.

44041

quadrible
QUAD'RIBLE, a. [L. quadro, to square.] That may be squared.

44042

quadricapsular
QUADRICAP'SULAR,a. [L. quadra and capsula.]In botany, having four capsules to a flower; as a ...

44043

quadridecimal
QUADRIDEC'IMAL, a. [L. quadra and decem.]In crystallography, designating a crystal whose prism or ...

44044

quadridentate
QUADRIDEN'TATE, a. [L. quadra and dentatus, toothed.]In botany, having four teeth on the edge.

44045

quadrifid
QUAD'RIFID, a. [L. quadrifidus; quadra and findo, to divide.]In botany, four-cleft, as a quadrifid ...

44046

quadrijugous
QUADRIJU'GOUS, a. [L. quadra and jugum, yoke.]In botany, pinnate, with four pairs of leaflets; as ...

44047

quadrilateral
QUADRILAT'ERAL, a. [L. quadra, or quatuor, four, and latus, side.] Having four sides and four ...

44048

quadrilateralness
QUADRILAT'ERALNESS, n. The property of having four right lined sides, forming as many right ...

44049

quadriliteral
QUADRILIT'ERAL, a. [L. quadra, or quatuor, four, and litera, letter.]Consisting of four letters.

44050

quadrille
QUADRILLE, n. quadril', or cadril'.1. A game played by four persons with 40 cards, being the ...

44051

quadrilobate
QUAD'RILOBATE,

44052

quadrilobed
QUAD'RILOBED, a. [L. quadra, or quatuor, four, and lobe, Gr.]In botany, having four lobes; as a ...

44053

quadrilocular
QUADRILOC'ULAR, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, and loculus, a cell.]Having four cells; four-celled; as a ...

44054

quadrin
QUAD'RIN, n. [L. quadrinus.] A mite; a small piece of money, in value about a farthing. [Not in ...

44055

quadrinomial
QUADRINO'MIAL, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, and nomen, name.]Consisting of four denominations or terms.

44056

quadripartite
QUADRIP'ARTITE, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, and partitus, divided.]Divided into four parts, or ...

44057

quadripartitely
QUADRIP'ARTITELY, adv. In four divisions; in a quadripartite distribution.

44058

quadripartition
QUADRIPARTI'TION, n. A division by four or into four parts; or the taking the fourth part of any ...

44059

quadriphyllous
QUADRIPH'YLLOUS, a. [L. quadra, quatuor, four, and Gr. leaf.] Having four leaves.

44060

quadrireme
QUAD'RIREME, n. [L. quadriremis; quatuor, four, and remus, oar.]A galley with four benches of oars ...

44061

quadrisyllable
QUADRISYL'LABLE, n. [L. quadra, quatuor, and syllable.] A word consisting of four syllables.

44062

quadrivalve
QUAD'RIVALVE,

44063

quadrivalves
QUAD'RIVALVES, n. plu. [L. quadra, quatuor, and valva, valve.] A door with four folds or leaves.

44064

quadrivalvular
QUADRIVALV'ULAR, a. In botany, having four valves; four-valved; as a quadrivalve pericarp.

44065

quadrivial
QUADRIV'IAL, a. [L. quadrivium; quatuor, four, and via, way.] Having four ways meeting in a ...

44066

quadroon
QUADROON', n. [L. quadra, quatuor.] In Spanish America, the offspring of a mulatto woman by a ...

44067

quadruman
QUAD'RUMAN, n. [L. quadra and manus, hand.]An animal having four hands or limbs that correspond to ...

44068

quadrumanous
QUAD'RUMANOUS, a. Having four hands; four-handed.

44069

quadrune
QUAD'RUNE, n. A gritstone with a calcarious cement.

44070

quadruped
QUAD'RUPED, a. [L. quadrupes; quadra, quatuor, four, and pes, foot.] Having four legs and ...

44071

quadruple
QUAD'RUPLE, a. [L. quadruplus; quadra, quatuor, and plico, to fold.]Fourfold; four times told; as, ...

44072

quadruplicate
QUADRU'PLICATE, a. Fourfold; four times repeated; as a quadruplicate ratio or ...

44073

quadruplication
QUADRUPLICA'TION, n. The act of making fourfold and taking four times the simple sum or amount.

44074

quadruply
QUAD'RUPLY, adv. To a fourfold quantity; as, to be quadruply recompensed.

44075

quaere
QUAERE, [L.] Inquire; better written query, which see.

44076

quaestor
QUAESTOR. [See Questor.]

44077

quaff
QU'AFF, v.t.To drink; to swallow in large draughts.He quaffs the muscadel. They in communion sweet ...

44078

quaffed
QU'AFFED, pp. Drank; swallowed in large draughts.

44079

quaffer
QU'AFFER, n. One that quaffs or drinks largely.QU'AFFER, v.t. To feel out. [Not in use.]

44080

quaffing
QU'AFFING, ppr. Drinking; swallowing draughts.

44081

quaggy
QUAG'GY, a. [supposed to be from the root of quake.]Yielding to the feet or trembling under the ...

44082

quagmire
QUAG'MIRE, n. [that is, quake-mire.] Soft wet land, which has a surface firm enough to bear a ...

44083

quahaug
QUAHAUG, n. quaw'hog. In New England, the popular name of a large species of clams or bivalvular ...

44084

quaid
QUAID, a. or pp. [for quailed.] Crushed, subdued, or depressed. [Not used.]

44085

quail
QUAIL, v.i. [Quail, in English, signifies to sink or languish, to curdle, and to crush or ...

44086

quail-pipe
QUA'IL-PIPE, n. A pipe or call for alluring quails into a net; a kind of leathern purse in the ...

44087

quailing
QUA'ILING, ppr. Failing; languishing. Obs.QUA'ILING, n. The act of failing in spirit or ...

44088

quaint
QUAINT, a. [The latter word would lead us to refer quaint to the Latin accinctus, ready, but ...

44089

quaintly
QUA'INTLY, adv.1. Nicely; exactly; with petty neatness or spruceness; as hair more quaintly ...

44090

quaintness
QUA'INTNESS, n.1. Niceness; petty neatness or elegance.There is a majesty in simplicity, which is ...

44091

quake
QUAKE, v.i.1. To shake; to tremble; to be agitated with quick but short motions continually ...

44092

quaker
QUA'KER, n. One that quakes; but usually, one of the religious sect called friends. This name, ...

44093

quakerism
QUA'KERISM, n. The peculiar manners, tenets or worship of the quakers.

44094

quakerly
QUA'KERLY, a. Resembling quakers.

44095

quakery
QUA'KERY, n. Quakerism.

44096

quaking
QUA'KING, ppr. Shaking; trembling.QUA'KING, n. A shaking; tremulous agitation; trepidation. Dan. ...

44097

quaking-grass
QUA'KING-GRASS, n. An herb.

44098

qualifiable
QUAL'IFIABLE, a. [from qualify.] That may be qualified; that may be abated or modified.

44099

qualification
QUALIFICA'TION, n.1. Any natural endowment or any acquirement which fits a person for a place, ...

44100

qualified
QUAL'IFIED, pp. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments; modified.Qualified fee, in law, a base ...

44101

qualifiedness
QUAL'IFIEDNESS, n. The state of being qualified or fitted.

44102

qualifier
QUAL'IFIER, n. He or that which qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.

44103

qualify
QUAL'IFY, v.t. [L. qualis, such, and facio, to make.]1. To fit for any place, office, occupation ...

44104

qualifying
QUAL'IFYING, ppr. Furnishing with the necessary qualities, properties or accomplishments for a ...

44105

quality
QUAL'ITY, n. [L. qualitas, from qualis, such.]1. Property; that which belongs to a body or ...

44106

qualm
QU'ALM, n. quam.1. A rising in the stomach, as it is commonly called; a fit of nausea, or a ...

44107

qualmish
QU'ALMISH, a. quamish. [supra.] Sick at the stomach; inclined to vomit; affected with nausea or ...

44108

qualmishness
QU'ALMISHNESS, n. Nausea.

44109

quamoclit
QUAM'OCLIT, n. A plant of the genus Ipomoea.

44110

quandary
QUAN'DARY, n. Doubt; uncertainty; a state of difficulty or perplexity.QUAN'DARY, v.t. To bring ...

44111

quantitative
QUAN'TITATIVE, a. [See Quantity.] Estimable according to quantity.

44112

quantitive
QUAN'TITIVE, a. [See Quantity.] Estimable according to quantity.

44113

quantity
QUAN'TITY, n. [L. quantitas, from quantus, how much, or as much as.]1. That property of any thing ...

44114

quantum
QUAN'TUM, n. [L.] The quantity; the amount.Quantum meruit, in law, an action grounded on a ...

44115

quarantine
QUAR'ANTINE, n. [L. quartus, fourth; Eng. quart. See Quart and Square.]1. Properly, the space ...

44116

quarantined
QUARANTINED, pp. Restrained from communication with the shore for a limited period; as a ship or ...

44117

quarantining
QUARANTINING, ppr. Prohibiting from intercourse with the port; as a ship or its crew and ...

44118

quarre
QUARRE, for quarry, not in use.

44119

quarrel
QUAR'REL, n. [L. queror, to complain, that is, to cry out with a loud voice. Hence we see the ...

44120

quarreler
QUAR'RELER, n. One who quarrels, wrangles or fights.

44121

quarreling
QUAR'RELING, ppr. Disputing with vehemence or loud angry words; scolding; wrangling; fighting; ...

44122

quarrelous
QUAR'RELOUS, a. Apt or disposed to quarrel; petulant; easily provoked to enmity or contention. ...

44123

quarrelsome
QUAR'RELSOME, a. Apt to quarrel; given to brawls and contention; inclined to petty fighting; ...

44124

quarrelsomely
QUAR'RELSOMELY, adv. In a quarrelsome manner; with a quarrelsome temper; petulantly.

44125

quarrelsomeness
QUAR'RELSOMENESS, n. Disposition to engage in contention and brawls; petulance.

44126

quarried
QUAR'RIED, pp. Dug from a pit or cavern.

44127

quarry
QUAR'RY, n.1. A square; as a quarry of glass. [Not in use.]2. An arrow with a square head. [See ...

44128

quarrying
QUAR'RYING, ppr. Digging stones from a quarry.

44129

quarryman
QUAR'RYMAN, n. A man who is occupied in quarrying stones.

44130

quart
QUART, n. quort. [L. quartus.]1. The fourth part; a quarter. [Not in use.]2. The fourth part of ...

44131

quartan
QUARTAN, quort'an. [L. quartanus, the fourth.]Designating the fourth; occurring every fourth day; ...

44132

quartation
QUARTA'TION, n. In chimistry and metallurgy, the operation by which the quantity of one thing is ...

44133

quarter
QUARTER, n. quort'er. [L. quartus, the fourth part.]1. The fourth part; as the quarter of an hour ...

44134

quarter-day
QUARTER-DAY, n. The day that completes three months, the quarter of a year; the day when quarterly ...

44135

quarterage
QUART'ERAGE, n. A quarterly allowance.

44136

quartered
QUART'ERED, pp. Divided into four equal parts or quarters; separated into distinct parts; lodged; ...

44137

quartering
QUART'ERING, ppr. Dividing into quarters or into distinct parts; stationing for ...

44138

quarterly
QUART'ERLY, a.1. Containing or consisting of a fourth part; as quarterly seasons.2. Recurring at ...

44139

quartern
QUART'ERN, n. The fourth part of a pint; a gill.

44140

quartile
QUART'ILE, n. An aspect of the planets, when they are distant from each other a quarter of the ...

44141

quarto
QUART'O, n. [L. quartus.] A book of the size of the fourth of a sheet; a size made by twice ...

44142

quartz
QUARTZ, n. quortz. A species of silicious minerals, of various colors, white, gray, reddish, ...

44143

quartzy
QUARTZ'Y, a. Pertaining to quartz; partaking of the nature or qualities of quartz; resembling ...

44144

quas
QUAS, n. In Russia, a drink of common domestic use; being a liquor prepared from pollard, meal and ...

44145

quash
QUASH, v.t. [L. quasso, quatio.]1. Properly, to beat down or beat in pieces; to crush.The whales ...

44146

quashed
QUASH'ED, pp. Crushed; subdued; abated.

44147

quashing
QUASH'ING, ppr. Crushing; subduing; abating.

44148

quassation
QUASSA'TION, n. [L. quassatio.] The act of shaking; concussion; the state of being shaken.

44149

quassia
QUAS'SIA, n. A plant, or rather a genus of plants of three species, the amara, simaruba, and ...

44150

quat
QUAT, n. A pustule or pimple. [Not used.]

44151

quater-cousins
QUATER-COUSINS, n. ka'ter-cuzns. [L. quatuor, four, and cousin.]Those within the first four ...

44152

quatern
QUAT'ERN, a. [L. quaterni, four, from quatuor, four.]Consisting of four; fourfold; growing by ...

44153

quaternary
QUATERN'ARY, n. [L. quaternarius, from quatuor, four.]The number four.QUATERN'ARY, a. Consisting ...

44154

quaternion
QUATERN'ION, n. [L. quaternio, from quatuor, four.]1. The number four.2. A file of four ...

44155

quaternity
QUATERN'ITY, n. [supra.] The number four.

44156

quatrain
QUAT'RAIN, n. [L. quatror, four.]A stanza of four lines rhyming alternately.

44157

quave
QUAVE, for quaver, is not used.

44158

quavemire
QUAVEMIRE, for quagmire, is not used.

44159

quaver
QUA'VER, v.i.1. To shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid vibrations, as in singing; ...

44160

quavered
QUA'VERED, a. or pp. Distributed into quavers.

44161

quaverer
QUA'VERER, n. A warbler.

44162

quavering
QUA'VERING, ppr. Shaking the voice or the sound of an instrument.QUA'VERING, n. The act of ...

44163

quay
QUAY, n. ke.A key; a mole or wharf, constructed in harbors for securing vessels and receiving goods ...

44164

queach
QUEACH, n. A thick bushy plot. Obs.QUEACH, v.i. To stir; to move. Obs. [See Quick.]

44165

queachy
QUE'ACHY, a. [from queach.] 1. Shaking; moving, yielding or trembling under the feet, as moist ...

44166

quean
QUEAN, n.A worthless woman; a slut; a strumpet. [Not in common use.]

44167

queasiness
QUE'ASINESS, n. s as z. [from queasy.] Nausea; qualmishness; inclination to vomit.

44168

queasy
QUE'ASY, a. s as z. 1. Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inclined to vomit.2. ...

44169

queck
QUECK, v.i.To shrink; to flinch. Obs.

44170

queen
QUEEN, n.1. The consort of a king; a queen consort.2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; ...

44171

queen-apple
QUEE'N-APPLE, n. A kind of apple, so called.

44172

queen-dowager
QUEEN-DOW'AGER, n. The window of a king.

44173

queen-gold
QUEE'N-GOLD, n. A royal duty or revenue belonging to every queen of England during her marriage to ...

44174

queening
QUEE'NING, n. An apple.

44175

queenlike
QUEE'NLIKE, a. Resembling a queen.

44176

queenly
QUEE'NLY, a. Like a queen; becoming a queen; suitable to a queen.

44177

queer
QUEER, a.Odd; singular; hence, whimsical.

44178

queerly
QUEE'RLY, adv. In an odd or singular manner.

44179

queerness
QUEE'RNESS, n. Oddity; singularity; particularity. [A familiar, not an elegant word.]

44180

queest
QUEEST, n. A ring dove, a species of pigeon.

44181

queint
QUEINT, pret. and pp. of quench.

44182

quell
QUELL, v.t.1. To crush; to subdue; to cause to cease; as, to quell an insurrection or sedition.2. ...

44183

quelled
QUELL'ED, pp. Crushed; subdued; quieted.

44184

queller
QUELL'ER, n. One that crushes or subdues.

44185

quelling
QUELL'ING, ppr. Crushing; subduing; reducing to peace.

44186

quelque-chose
QUELQUE-CHOSE, n. keck-shows.A trifle; a kickshaw.

44187

queme
QUEME, v.t. To please. Obs.

44188

quench
QUENCH, v.t.1. To extinguish; to put out; as, to quench flame.2. To still; to quiet; to repress; ...

44189

quenchable
QUENCH'ABLE, a. That may be quenched or extinguished.

44190

quenched
QUENCH'ED, pp. Extinguished; allayed; repressed.

44191

quencher
QUENCH'ER, n. He or that which extinguishes.

44192

quenching
QUENCH'ING, ppr. Extinguishing; quieting; stifling; repressing.

44193

quenchless
QUENCH'LESS, a. That cannot be quenched or repressed; inextinguishable; as quenchless fire or ...

44194

quercitron
QUER'CITRON, n. [L. quercus, an oak.] The bark of the yellow oak, used in dyeing.

44195

querele
QUER'ELE, n. [L. querla.] A complaint to a court. [Not in use.]

44196

querent
QUE'RENT, n. [L. querens, queror, to complain.]The complainant; the plaintiff. [Not in ...

44197

querimonious
QUERIMO'NIOUS, a. [L. querimonia, complaint, from queror.]Complaining; querulous; apt to complain.

44198

querimoniously
QUERIMO'NIOUSLY, adv. With complaint; querulously.

44199

querimoniousness
QUERIMO'NIOUSNESS, n. Disposition to complain; a complaining temper.

44200

querist
QUE'RIST, n. [from L. quaero, to inquire.] One who inquires or asks questions.

44201

querk
QUERK. [See Quirk.]

44202

querkened
QUERK'ENED, a. Choked. [Illegitimate and obsolete.]

44203

querl
QUERL, v.t. To twirl; to turn or wind round; to coil; as, to querl a cord, thread or rope. [This ...

44204

quern
QUERN, n.A hand-mill for grinding grain; a mill, the stone of which was turned by hand, used before ...

44205

querpo
QUERP'O, n. [L. corpus.]A waistcoat or garment close to the body.

44206

querquedule
QUER'QUEDULE, n. [L. querquedula.] An aquatic fowl, a species of teal of the genus Anas.

44207

querry
QUER'RY, n. A groom. [See Equerry.]

44208

querulous
QUER'ULOUS, a. [L. querulus, from queror, to complain. See Quarrel.]1. Complaining or habitually ...

44209

querulously
QUER'ULOUSLY, adv. In a complaining manner.

44210

querulousness
QUER'ULOUSNESS, n. Disposition to complain, or the habit or practice of murmuring.

44211

query
QUE'RY, n. [from L. quaere, imperative of quaero; perhaps Heb. to seek, to search, to inquire.]A ...

44212

quest
QUEST, n. [L. quaero, quaestus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the L. ...

44213

questant
QUEST'ANT, n. [supra.] A seeker. [Not used.]

44214

question
QUESTION, n. ques'chun. [L. quaestio. See Quest.]1. The act of asking; an interrogatory; as, to ...

44215

questionable
QUES'TIONABLE, a.1. That may be questioned; doubtful; uncertain; disputable. the deed is of ...

44216

questionableness
QUES'TIONABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being doubtful, questionable or suspicious.

44217

questionary
QUES'TIONARY, a. Inquiring; asking questions; as questionary epistles.

44218

questioned
QUES'TIONED, pp.1. Interrogated; examined by questions.2. Doubted; disputed.

44219

questioner
QUES'TIONER, n. One that asks questions; an inquirer.

44220

questioning
QUES'TIONING, ppr. Interrogating; calling in question; doubting.

44221

questionist
QUES'TIONIST, n. A questioner; an inquirer.

44222

questionless
QUES'TIONLESS, adv. Beyond a question or doubt; doubtless; certainly.

44223

questman
QUEST'MAN

44224

questmonger
QUEST'MONGER, n. A starter of lawsuits or prosecutions. [Not used.]

44225

questor
QUES'TOR, n. [L. quaestor. See Quest and Query.]In Roman antiquity, an officer who had the ...

44226

questorship
QUES'TORSHIP, n.1. The office of a questor or Roman treasurer.2. The term of a questor's office.

44227

questrist
QUES'TRIST, n. A seeker; a pursuer. [Not in use.]

44228

questuary
QUES'TUARY, a. Studious of profit.QUES'TUARY, n. One employed to collect profits.

44229

queue
QUEUE. [See Cue.]

44230

quib
QUIB, n.A sarcasm; a bitter taunt; a quip; a gibe.

44231

quibble
QUIB'BLE, n. 1. A start or turn from the point in question, or from plain truth; an evasion; a ...

44232

quibbler
QUIB'BLER, n.1. One who evades plain truth by trifling artifices, play upon words, or cavils.2. A ...

44233

quick
QUICK, v.i.To stir; to move. [Not in use.]QUICK, a. [If q is a dialectical prefix, as I suppose, ...

44234

quick-grass
QUICK-GRASS. [See Quitch-grass.]

44235

quick-match
QUICK-MATCH, n. [See Match.] A combustible preparation formed of cotton strands dipped in a ...

44236

quick-sighted
QUICK'-SIGHTED, a. Having quick sight or acute discernment; quick to see or discern.

44237

quicken
QUICKEN, v.t. quik'n.1. Primarily, to make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from ...

44238

quicken-tree
QUICK'EN-TREE, n. A tree, the wild sorb, a species of wild ash.the Sorbus aucuparia, or mountain ...

44239

quickened
QUICK'ENED, pp.1. Made alive; revived; vivified; reinvigorated.2. Accelerated; hastened.3. ...

44240

quickener
QUICK'ENER, n. 1. One who revives, vivifies, or communicates life.2. That which reinvigorates.3. ...

44241

quickening
QUICK'ENING, ppr. Giving life; accelerating; inciting.

44242

quicklime
QUICK'LIME, n. [See Lime.] Any calcarious substance deprived of its fixed or carbonic air, or an ...

44243

quickly
QUICK'LY, adv.1. Speedily; with haste or celerity.2. Soon; without delay.

44244

quickness
QUICK'NESS, n.1. Speed; velocity; celerity; rapidity; as the quickness of motion.2. Activity; ...

44245

quicksand
QUICK'SAND, n. 1. Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure, loose sand abounding with ...

44246

quickscented
QUICK'SCENTED, a. Having an acute perception by the nose; of an acute smell.

44247

quickset
QUICK'SET, n. A living plant set to grow, particularly for a hedge.QUICK'SET, v.t. To plant with ...

44248

quicksightedness
QUICK'SIGHTEDNESS, n. Quickness of sight or discernment; readiness to see or discern.

44249

quicksilver
QUICK'SILVER, n. [that is, living silver, argentum vivum, so called from its fluidity.]Mercury, a ...

44250

quicksilvered
QUICK'SILVERED, a. Overlaid with quicksilver.

44251

quid
QUID, n. A vulgar pronunciation of cud; as a quid of tobacco.

44252

quidam
QUI'DAM, n. [L.] Somebody. [Not in use.]

44253

quiddany
QUID'DANY, n. [L. cydonium.]Marmalade; a confection of quinces prepared with sugar.

44254

quiddative
QUID'DATIVE, a. Constituting the essence of a thing.

44255

quiddit
QUID'DIT, n. [L. quidlibet.] A subtilty; an equivocation. [Not in use.]

44256

quiddity
QUID'DITY, n. [L. quid, what.]1. A barbarous term used in school philosophy for essence, that ...

44257

quidnunc
QUID'NUNC, n. [L. what now.] One who is curious to know every thing that passes; one who knows or ...

44258

quiesce
QUIESCE, v.i. quiess'. [L. quiesco.] To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.

44259

quiescence
QUIES'CENCE,

44260

quiescency
QUIES'CENCY, n. [L. quiescens, quiesco. See quiet.]1. Rest; repose; state of a thing without ...

44261

quiescent
QUIES'CENT, a. [L. quiescens.]1. Resting being in a state of repose; still: not moving; as a ...

44262

quiet
QUI'ET, a. [L. quietus.]1. Still; being in a state of rest; now moving. Judges 16.2. Still; ...

44263

quieted
QUI'ETED, pp. Made still; calmed; pacified.

44264

quieter
QUI'ETER, n. The person or thing that quiets.

44265

quieting
QUI'ETING, ppr. Reducing to rest or stillness; appeasing; tranquilizing.

44266

quietism
QUI'ETISM, n. Peace or tranquility of mind; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction. In ...

44267

quietist
QUI'ETIST, n. One of a sect of mystics, originated by Molino, a Spanish priest, who maintained the ...

44268

quietly
QUI'ETLY, adv.1. In a quiet state; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit ...

44269

quietness
QUI'ETNESS, n.1. A state of rest; stillness.2. Calm; tranquility; as the quietness of the ocean ...

44270

quietsome
QUI'ETSOME, a. Calm; still; undisturbed. [Not in use.]

44271

quietude
QUI'ETUDE, n. Rest; repose; quiet; tranquility.

44272

quietus
QUIE'TUS, n. [L.] Rest; repose; death; hence, a final discharge or acquittance; that which ...

44273

quill
QUILL, n. [L. calamus.]1. The large strong feather of a goose or other large fowl; used much for ...

44274

quillet
QUIL'LET, n. [L. quidlibet, what you please.]Subtilty; nicety; fraudulent distinction; petty cant. ...

44275

quilt
QUILT, n. [L. culcita.]A cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton or other substance between ...

44276

quilted
QUILT'ED, pp. Stitched together, as two pieces of cloth, with a soft substance between them.

44277

quilting
QUILT'ING, ppr. Stitching together, as two cloths, with some soft substance between ...

44278

quinary
QUI'NARY, a. [L. quinarius, from quinque, five.] Consisting of five.] Consisting of five; as a ...

44279

quinate
QUI'NATE, a. [from L. quinque.] In botany, a quinate leaf is a sort of digitate leaf having five ...

44280

quince
QUINCE, n. quins. [L. cydonius.]The fruit of the Pyrus cydonia, so named from Cydonia, a town of ...

44281

quince-tree
QUINCE-TREE, n. The tree which produces the quince.

44282

quinch
QUINCH, v.i. [probably a vulgar pronunciation of wince or winch.] To stir, wince or flounce. ...

44283

quincuncial
QUINCUN'CIAL, a. [from L. quincunx.] Having the form of a quincunx.

44284

quincunx
QUIN'CUNX, n. [L. composed of quinque, five, and uncia, ounce.]In gardening, the quincunx order is ...

44285

quindecagon
QUINDEC'AGON, n. [L. quinque, five Gr. ten, and angle.]In geometry, a plain figure with fifteen ...

44286

quindecemvir
QUINDEC'EMVIR, n. [L. quinque, five, decem, ten, and vir, man.]In Roman history, one of a ...

44287

quindecemvirate
QUINDECEM'VIRATE, n. The body of fifteen magistrates, of their office.

44288

quinia
QUIN'IA,

44289

quinine
QUIN'INE, n. In pharmacy, a substance prepared from yellow bark possessing in a concentrated form, ...

44290

quinquagesima
QUINQUAGES'IMA, n. [L. fifty.] Quinquagesima Sunday, so called as being about the fiftieth day ...

44291

quinquangular
QUINQUAN'GULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and angulus, angle.] Having five angles or corners.

44292

quinquarticular
QUINQUARTIC'ULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and articulus, article.] Consisting of five articles. ...

44293

quinquecapsular
QUINQUECAP'SULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and capsula, a little chest.]In botany, having five ...

44294

quinquedentate
QUINQUEDEN'TATE, a. [L. quinque, five, and dentatus, toothed; dens, tooth.] In botany, ...

44295

quinquefarious
QUINQUEFA'RIOUS, a. [L. quinque, five. Eng. to fare, or from the root of vary.] In botany, ...

44296

quinquefid
QUIN'QUEFID, a. [L. quinque, five, and findo, to split.]In botany, five-cleft; cut into five ...

44297

quinquefoliated
QUINQUEFO'LIATED, a. [L. quinque, five, and folium, leaf.] having five leaves.

44298

quinqueliteral
QUINQUELIT'ERAL, a. [L. quinque, five, and litera, letter.] Consisting of five letters.

44299

quinquelobate
QUIN'QUELOBATE,

44300

quinquelobed
QUIN'QUELOBED, a. [L. quinque, five, and lobus, lobe.]Five-lobed; divided to the middle into five ...

44301

quinquelocular
QUINQUELOC'ULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and loculus, a cell.]Five-celled; having five cells; as a ...

44302

quinquennial
QUINQUEN'NIAL, a. [L. quinquennalis, quinquennis; quinque, five, and annus, year.] Occurring once ...

44303

quinquepartite
QUINQUEP'ARTITE, a. [L. quinque, five, and partitus, divided.]1. Divided into five parts almost ...

44304

quinquereme
QUIN'QUEREME, n. [L. quinque, five, and remus, oar.]A galley having five seats or rows of oars.

44305

quinquevalve
QUIN'QUEVALVE,

44306

quinquevalvular
QUINQUEVALV'ULAR, a. [L. quinque, five, and valve, valves.] Having five valves, as a pericarp.

44307

quinquevir
QUIN'QUEVIR, n. [L. quinque, five, and vir, man.] One of an order of five priests in Rome.

44308

quinsy
QUIN'SY, n. s as z.1. An inflammation of the throat; a species of angina which renders respiration ...

44309

quint
QUINT, n. [from L. quintus, fifth.] A set of sequence of five; as in piquet.

44310

quintain
QUINT'AIN, n. A post with a turning top.

44311

quintal
QUINT'AL, n. [l. centum, a hundred.]A hundred pounds in weight; or a weight of that number of ...

44312

quintessence
QUINTES'SENCE, n. [L. quinta essentia, fifth essence.]1. In alchimy, the fifth or last and ...

44313

quintessential
QUINTESSEN'TIAL, a. Consisting of quintessence.

44314

quintile
QUINT'ILE, n. [L. quintus, fifth.] The aspect of planets when distant from each other the fifth ...

44315

quintin
QUINT'IN, n. An upright post on the top of which turned a cross piece, on one end of which was ...

44316

quintuple
QUINT'UPLE, a. [L. quintuplus, fivefold; quintus and plico.]Fivefold; containing five times the ...

44317

quip
QUIP, n. A smart sarcastic turn; a taunt; a severe retort.QUIP, v.t. To taunt; to treat with a ...

44318

quire
QUIRE, n. [L. chorus; Gr.]1. A body of singers; a chorus. [See Chorus and Choir.]2. The part of ...

44319

quirister
QUIR'ISTER, n. One that sings in concert; more generally, the leader of a quire, particularly in ...

44320

quiritation
QUIRITA'TION, n. [L. quirtatio, from quirito, from queror.] A crying for help. [Not used.]

44321

quirk
QUIRK, n. quurk.1. Literally, a turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful turn for ...

44322

quirkish
QUIRK'ISH, a. 1. Consisting of quirks, turns, quibbles or artful evasions.2. Resembling a quirk.

44323

quirpele
QUIRP'ELE, n. The Indian ferret, an animal of the weasel kind.

44324

quit
QUIT, v.t. pret. and pp. quit or quitted. [L. cedo. The sense of quit is to leave, to withdraw ...

44325

quitch-grass
QUITCH'-GRASS, n. [properly quick-grass, probably from its vigorous growth, or the difficulty of ...

44326

quitclaim
QUIT'CLAIM, v.t. [quit and claim.] To release a claim by deed without covenants of warranty; to ...

44327

quitclaimed
QUIT'CLAIMED, pp. Released by deed.

44328

quitclaiming
QUIT'CLAIMING. pp. Conveying by deed of release.

44329

quite
QUITE, adv. [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]Completely; ...

44330

quits
QUITS, adv. [from quit.] An exclamation used when mutual demands are adjusted and the parties are ...

44331

quittal
QUIT'TAL, n. Return; repayment.

44332

quittance
QUIT'TANCE, n. 1. Discharge from a debt or obligation; an acquittance. [See Acquittance, which ...

44333

quitted
QUIT'TED, pp. Left; relinquished; acquitted.

44334

quitter
QUIT'TER. n. 1. One who quits.2. A deliverer. [Not in use.]3. Scoria of tin.

44335

quitter-bone
QUIT'TER-BONE, n. In farriery, a hard round swelling on the coronet, between the heel and the ...

44336

quiver
QUIV'ER, n.A case or sheath for arrows.Take the quiver and thy bow. Gen. 27.QUIV'ER, a. Nimble; ...

44337

quivered
QUIV'ERED, a. [from the noun quiver.]1. Furnished with a quiver; as the quivered nymph.2. ...

44338

quivering
QUIV'ERING, ppr. Trembling, as with cold or fear; moving with a tremulous agitation.QUIV'ERING, n. ...

44339

quixotic
QUIXOT'IC, a. Like Don Quixote; romantic to extravagance.

44340

quixotism
QUIX'OTISM, n. Romantic and absurd notions; schemes or actions like those of Don Quixote, the hero ...

44341

quiz
QUIZ, n. An enigma; a riddle or obscure question.QUIZ, v.t. To puzzle. [A popular, but not an ...

44342

quob
QUOB, v.i. To move, as the fetus in utero; to throb. [Local, vulgar, and little used.]

44343

quodlibet
QUOD'LIBET, n. [L. what you please.] A nice point; a subtilty.

44344

quodlibetarian
QUODLIBETA'RIAN, n. One who talks and disputes on any subject at pleasure.

44345

quodlibetical
QUODLIBET'ICAL, a. Not restrained to a particular subject; moved or discussed at pleasure for ...

44346

quodlibetically
QUODLIBET'ICALLY, adv. At pleasure; for curiosity; so as to be debated for entertainment.

44347

quoif
QUOIF, n. A cap or hood. [See Coif.]QUOIF, v.t. To cover or dress with a coif. [This word may ...

44348

quoiffure
QUOIF'FURE, n. A head dress.

44349

quoil
QUOIL. [See Coil, the better word.]

44350

quoin
QUOIN, n. [See Coin.1. A corner.2. An instrument to raise any thing; a wedge employed to raise ...

44351

quoit
QUOIT, n. 1. A kind of horse shoe to be pitched or thrown at a fixed object in play. In common ...

44352

quoll
QUOLL, n. An animal of New Holland, resembling the polecat.

44353

quondam
QUON'DAM, used adjectively. [L.] Having been formerly; former; as a quondam king or friend.

44354

quook
QUOOK, pret. of quake. Obs.

44355

quorum
QUO'RUM, n. [L. gen. plu. of qui, who.]1. A bench of justices, or such a number of officers or ...

44356

quota
QUO'TA, n. [L. quotus.]A just part or share; or the share, part or proportion assigned to each. ...

44357

quotation
QUOTA'TION, n. [from quote.]1. The act of quoting or citing.2. The passage quoted or cited; the ...

44358

quote
QUOTE, v.t.1. To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat or adduce a passage from an ...

44359

quoted
QUO'TED, pp. Cited; adduced; named.

44360

quoter
QUO'TER, n. One that cites the words of an author or speaker.

44361

quoth
QUOTH, v.i. [L. inquio, contracted.]To say; to speak. This verb is defective, being used only in ...

44362

quotidian
QUOTID'IAN, a. [L. quotidianus; quotus and dies.] Daily; occurring or returning daily; as a ...

44363

quotient
QUO'TIENT, n. [L. quoties, how often.]In arithmetic, the number resulting from the division of one ...

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SAC'RIFICE, v.t. sac'rifize. [L. sacrifico; sacer, sacred, and facio, to make.]

1. To offer to God in homage or worship, by killing and consuming, as victims on an altar; to immolate, either as an atonement for sin, or to procure favor, or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a lamb. 2Sam. 6.

2. To destroy, surrender or suffer to be lost for the sake of obtaining something; as, to sacrifice the peace of the church to a little vain curiosity. We should never sacrifice health to pleasure, nor integrity to fame.

3. To devote with loss.

Condemn'd to sacrifice his childish years to babbling ignorance and to empty fears.

4. To destroy; to kill.

SAC'RIFICE, v.i. To make offerings to God by the slaughter and burning of victims, or of some part of them. Ex. 3.

SAC'RIFICE, n. [L. sacrificium.]

1. An offering made to God by killing and burning some animal upon an altar, as an acknowledgment of his power and providence, or to make atonement for sin, appease his wrath or conciliate his favor, or to express thankfulness for his benefits. Sacrifices have been common to most nations, and have been offered to false gods, as well as by the Israelites to Jehovah. A sacrifice differs from an oblation; the latter being an offering of a thing entire or without change, as tithes or first fruits; whereas sacrifice implies a destruction or killing, as of a beast. Sacrifices are expiatory, impetratory, and eucharistical; that is, atoning for sin, seeking favor, or expressing thanks.

Human sacrifices, the killing and offering of human beings to deities, have been practiced by some barbarous nations.

2. The thing offered to God, or immolated by an act of religion.

My life if thou preserv'st, my life thy sacrifice shall be.

3. Destruction, surrender or loss made or incurred for gaining some object, or for obliging another; as the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure to interest.

4. Any thing destroyed.

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DERELICTION, n.

1. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim; an utter forsaking; abandonment.

2. The state of being left or abandoned.

3. A leaving or receding from; as the dereliction of the sea.

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