by Wm. W. Ellsworth and Henry White, Executors of Noah Webster, deceased,
in the Clerk’s office of the District Court of Connecticut.
AB'A-CA, n. A plant of East India.
AB-A'LIEN-A-TED, pp. Transferred from one to another.
AB-A'LIEN-A-TING, ppr. Transferring from one to another.
A-BAT-TOIR', n. [Fr.] A building for the slaughtering of cattle.
A-BER'DE-VINE, n. The European siskin; the Carduelis spinus, a small green and yellow finch.
AB-JU'DI-CA-TED, pp. [or a.] Given by judgment from one to another. Knowles.
A-BLAZE', adv. On fire; in a blaze. Milman.
AB'LI-GATE, v. t. To tie up from.
AB-LU'VI-ON, n. [L. abluo.] That which is washed off. Dwight.
AB'NET, n. The girdle of a Jewish priest.
AB'NO-DATE, v. t. To cut knots from trees.
AB-O-MA'SUM, or AB-O-MA'SUS, n. [L. omasum.] The fourth stomach of a ruminant animal; the maw.
A-BOVE'SAID, a. Mentioned or recited before.
AB-RUPT'ED, a. Torn off; torn asunder.
AB-SENT'ED, pp. Retired or withdrawn.
AB-SENT'ING, ppr. Departing; withdrawing.
AB-STEN'TION, n. The act of restraining.
AB-STORT'ED, a. Forced away.
AB-STRINGE', v. t. To unbind.
AB-STRU'SI-TY, n. Abstruseness; that which is abstruse.
AB-SUME', v. t. To bring to an end by a gradual waste.
AB'VO-LATE, v. t. To fly from.
AB-VO-LA'TION, n. The act of flying from.
A-CAL-E'PHAN, or AC-A-LE'PHE, n. [Gr. ακαληφη, a nettle.] The class of marine animals comprehending the sea-nettle, jelly-fish, medusæ, &c. They are radiate and invertebrate, and have the property, when touched, of irritating the skin.
A-CANTH'ICE, n. The sweet juice of ivy buds.
A-CAN'THO-PODE, n. [Gr. ακανθος, a spine, and πους, foot.] A spine-footed insect, clavicorn and coleopterous.
A-CAN'ZI-I, n. [plur.] The name given to light-horse in Turkey. Knowles.
AC'A-RUS, n. A tick; a small articulated animal.
AC-CENT'U-A-TED, pp. Marked or pronounced with an accent.
AC-CENT'U-A-TING, ppr. Marking or pronouncing with an accent.
AC-CESS'I-BLY, adv. So as to be accessible.
AC-CLI'MA-TURE, n. Act of acclimating, or state of being acclimated. Caldwell.
AC-COM'MO-DA-BLE-NESS, n. The capability of accommodating.
AC-COM'MO-DA-TIVE, a. Furnishing accommodation.
AC-COM'PLICE-SHIP, n. The state of being an accomplice. H. Taylor.
AC-CORD'ANT-LY, adv. In accordance or agreement. Dwight.
AC-COUNT'A-BLY, adv. In an accountable manner.
AC-CU'MU-LA-TIVE-LY, adv. In an accumulative manner; in heaps.
A-CEPH'A-LA, n. [plur. Gr. ακεφαλος.] A class of molluscous animals, comprehending those which have no head; as the oyster and muscle. Bell.
1. In botany, applied to ovaries, the style of which springs from their base, instead of their apex.
2. In anatomy, applied to a fetus having no head.
A-CERB'A-TING, ppr. Making sour.
A-CER'I-DES, n. [plur.] Plasters which have no wax. Knowles.
AC'E-ROSE, a. In botany, linear, rigid and tapering from a narrow base to a fine point; as the leaves of juniper, red cedar, &c.
A-CER'RA, n. A vessel in which incense has been burnt. Knowles.
A-CERV'AL, a. Pertaining to a heap.
A-CERV'ATE, v. t. To heap up.
AC-E-TIM'E-TRY, n. The act of ascertaining the strength of the acetic acid or vinegar. Ure.
AC'E-TONE, n. A new chimical name for the pyro-acetic acid. Ure.
ACH-E-RU'SIAN, a. Pertaining to Acherusia, a lake in Campania, in Italy.
ACH-RO-MA-TIC'I-TY, n. State of being achromatic.
ACH-RO'MA-TISM, n. [Gr. α priv. and χρωμα, color.] The destruction of the primary colors, which accompany the image of an object seen through a prism or lens. Brande.
A-CIC'U-LAE, n. [A-CIC'U-LÆ. plur. L. acicula.] The prickles of some animals. Knowles.
A-CID'U-LAE, n. [A-CID'U-LÆ.] Medicinal springs impregnated with sharp particles. Knowles.
A-COL'O-GY, n. [Gr. ακος and λογος.] The doctrine of remedies, or the materia medica.
A-COS'MI-A, n. A bad state of health, and a loss of natural color. Knowles.
AC-QUAINT'ANCE-SHIP, n. State of being acquainted. Chalmers.
AC-QUIR-A-BIL'I-TY, n. State of being acquirable. Paley.
AC-QUIR'ING, n. Acquirement.
AC-QUIS'IT-IVE-NESS, n. Desire of possession.
AC-RI-MO'NI-OUS-NESS, n. The state or quality of being acrimonious.
A-CRI'TA, or A-CRI'TES, n. The lowest division of animals in which there is no distinct discernible nervous system, and no separate alimentary canal, as the sponges, polypus, &c.
AC-RO-PO'DI-UM, n. [Gr. ακρος and πους.] In zoology, the upper surface of the whole foot. Brande.
AC-TIN-OM'E-TER, n. [Gr. ακτιν, a ray, and μετρον, measure.] An instrument for measuring the intensity of solar radiation. Daubeny.
AC'TI-VATE, v. t. To make active.
ACT'LESS, a. Without action or spirit.
ACT'U-AL-IZE, v. t. To make actual.
ACT'U-AL-IZ-ING, ppr. Making actual. Coleridge.
ACT'U-AL-NESS, n. The quality of being actual.
AC'U-ATE, v. t. [L. acuo.] To sharpen; to enhance.
AC-U-PUNC-TUR-A'TION, n. [See ACUPUNCTURE.]
A-DAC'TYLE, n. [Gr. α, priv. and δακτυλος, a digit.] In zoology, a locomotive extremity without digits. Brande.
A-DAPT-A-BIL'I-TY, or A-DAPT'A-BLE-NESS, n. The quality of being capable of adaptation.
A-DAPT'ED-NESS, n. State of being adapted; suitableness.
AD-COR'PO-RATE, v. t. To unite one body with another.
AD-DU'CER, n. One that adduces.
A-DEPT'IST, n. An adept.
A-DI-APH'OR-ITES, n. [See ADIAPHORISTS.]
AD-JA'CENT-LY, adv. So as to be adjacent.
ADJECTIVE-COLOR, n. [Adjective color.] A color which requires to be fixed by some base or mordant, to give it permanence.
AD-JUST'A-BLE, a. That may or can be adjusted.
AD-JU'TRIX, n. A female assistant.
AD-MISS'I-BLY, adv. So as to be admitted.
AD-MON'I-TIVE-LY, adv. By admonition.
AD-NU'BI-LA-TED, a. Clouded; obscured.
A-DOR'ING-LY, adv. By adoration.
A-DORN'ER, n. One who adorns.
A-DORN'ING-LY, adv. By adorning.
AD-VEC-TI'TIOUS, a. Brought from another place.
AD-VEN-TI'TIOUS-NESS, n. The state of being adventitious.
AD-VEN'TURE-FUL, a. Given to adventure; full of enterprise. Bentham.
AD-VER-SA'RI-OUS, a. Adversary. [Bad.] Southey.
AD-VERT'ENT-LY, adv. In an advertent manner.
AD-VIS'A-BLY, adv. With advice.
AD'VO-CATE-SHIP, n. The office or duty of an advocate.
AD-VO-LU'TION, n. A rolling toward something.
æ-NE'ID, n. The heroic poem of Virgil.
AE'O-LUS, n. [æ'O-LUS.] The god of the winds.
AE-O'LI-AN, a. [æ-O'LI-AN.] Pertaining to Æolus.
A-ER-O-DY-NAM'ICS, n. [Gr. αηρ and δυναμις.] The science which treats of the motion of the air, and of the mechanical effects of air in motion. Brande.
A'ER-O-PHYTE, n. [Gr. αηρ and φυτον, a plant.] A plant that lives exclusively in air, in distinction from a hydrophyte.
A-E-RO-SCEP'SY, n. [Gr. αηρ and σκεπτομαι, to explore.] The faculty of perception by the medium of the air, supposed to reside in the antennæ of insects.
A-E-RO-STAT'ICS, n. The science of aerial navigation.
AES-THET'ICS, or ES-THET'ICS, n. [æS-THET'ICS; Gr. αισθητικος.] In the fine arts, that science which derives the first principles in all arts from the effect which certain combinations have on the mind, as connected with nature and right reason. It is intimately related to sentiment. Brande.
AES-TI-VA'TION, n. [æS-TI-VA'TION. See ESTIVATION.]
A-E-THE-OG'A-MOUS, a. [Gr. αηθης, unusual, and γαμος, marriage.] A word intended to express the unusual mode of propagation among the cryptogamic plants, on the supposition that this mode is not hidden, but unusual. Brande.
AF-FAB-U-LA'TION, n. The moral of a fable. Knowles.
AF-FECT-I-BIL'I-TY, n. The state of being affectible.
AF-FECT'I-BLE, a. That may be affected.
AF-FRAN'CHIS-ED, pp. Made free.
AF-FRAN'CHIS-ING, ppr. Making free.
AF-FRIGHT'FUL-LY, adv. Frightfully.
AF-FRONT'ING-LY, adv. In an affronting manner.
AF-TER-AC-CEPT-A'TION, n. A sense not at first admitted. Knowles.
AF-TER-DI-VULG'ER, n. A subsequent divulger. Baxter.
AF'TER-STAGE, n. A subsequent stage.
AF-TER-WIT'NESS, n. A subsequent or future witness.
AG'A-LAX-Y, n. Destitution of milk.
A-GAS'TRICS, n. [See AGASTRIA.]
A'GED-LY, adv. Like an aged person.
AG'GRAND-IZ-A-BLE, a. That may be aggrandized.
A'GILE-LY, adv. In a nimble manner.
A'GI-O-TAGE, n. The maneuvers of speculators to raise or lower the price of stocks or public funds.
AG'I-TA-TIVE, a. Having a tendency to agitate.
AG'O-NIZ-ED, pp. Distressed with excessive pain; tortured.
A-GROS-TOG'RA-PHY, n. A description of certain grasses.
A-GROS-TOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. αγρωστις, grass, and λογος.] That part of botany which relates to the grasses. Brande.
AIM'LESS-LY, adv. Without aim.
AIR-BAL-LOON'IST, n. One who makes or uses air-balloons. Kirby.
AIR'-BORNE, a. Borne in or by the air.
AIR'I-LY, adv. In an airy manner.
AISL'ED, a. [aled.] Furnished with aisles. Byron.
AIT, n. An islet, or little isle.
AL-A-BAS'TRI-AN, a. Pertaining to or like alabaster.
A-LAN'TINE, n. An amylaceous substance extracted from the root of the Angelica archangelica.
A-LATE', a. Bordered by a membranous or leafy expansion.
AL-BI-FI-CA'TION, n. The act of making white.
AL-CADE', n. [See ALCAID.]
AL-CA-LIM'E-TER, n. A graduated glass tube employed in determining the quantity of real alkali in potash and soda, by dilute sulphuric acid. Brande.
AL'CO-HOL-ATE, n. A salt in which alcohol appears to take the place of the water of crystalization.
AL-CY-ON'IC, a. Relating to submarine plants. Knowles.
AL'DER-MAN-LIKE, a. Like an alderman.
A-LEM'BROTH, n. A compound of bichlorid of mercury and sal-ammoniac.
AL'GA-ROTH, n. In addition to the definition in the general vocabulary, a compound of oxyd and chlorid of antimony, a precipitate obtained by pouring water into the acidulous chlorid of that metal. Ure.
AL-GE-BRA'IC-AL-LY, adv. By algebraic process.
AL'GE-BRA-IZE, v. t. To perform by algebra, or reduce to algebraic form.
AL-GUA-ZIL', n. An inferior civil officer of Spain.
AL'IEN-A-TED, pp. Estranged; withdrawn; transferred to another.
AL'IEN-A-TING, ppr. Estranging; transferring property or affection to another.
AL-KA-HEST'IC, a. Pertaining to the alkahest.
AL'KA-LI-FI-A-BLE, a. That may be alkalified, or converted into an alkali. Th. Thomson.
AL'KA-LI-FI-ED, pp. Converted into alkali.
AL'LAH, n. The Arabic name of the Supreme Being.
ALL-COM-PRE-HEND'ING, a. Comprehending all things.
ALL-CON-TROLL'ING, a. Controlling all. Everett.
ALL-DE-SIGN'ING, a. Designing all things.
ALL-DI-RECT'ING, a. Directing; governing all things.
ALL-DIS-CERN'ING, a. Discerning every thing.
ALL-EF-FI-CA'CIOUS, a. Having all efficacy. Everett.
ALL-ES-SEN'TIAL, a. Wholly essential. Everett.
ALL-GLO'RI-OUS, a. Glorious to the full extent.
ALL-HO'LY, a. Completely, perfectly holy.
ALL-IL-LU'MIN-A-TING, a. Enlightening every thing.
ALL-IM-POR'TANT, a. Absolutely important. Everett.
ALL-IM-PRESS'IVE, a. Impressive to the utmost extent.
ALL-PO'TENT, a. Having all power. Irving.
ALL-PRES'ENT, a. Omnipresent.
ALL-PRO-TECT'ING, a. Furnishing complete protection.
ALL-SHROUD'ING, a. Shrouding; covering all things.
ALL-SUB-MIS'SIVE, a. Wholly submissive.
AL'LE-GOR-IST, n. One who uses allegory. Warburton.
AL-LO-PA-THET'IC-AL-LY, adv. In a manner conformable to allopathy.
AL-LOP'A-THIC, a. Pertaining to allopathy.
AL-LOP'A-THIST, n. One who practices medicine according to the principles and rules of allopathy.
AL-LOP'A-THY, n. [Gr. άλλος, other, and πάθος, morbid condition.] That method of medical practice, in which there is an attempt to cure disease by the production of a condition of the system, either different from, opposite to, or incompatible with the condition essential to the disease to be cured.
AL-MIGHT'I-LY, adv. With almighty power. H. Taylor.
AL'MOND-SHAP-ED, a. Having the form of an almond.
A-LOOF'NESS, n. The keeping at a distance. Coleridge.
AL-PHI-TOM'AN-CY, n. Divination by barley-meal. Knowles.
AL'TAR-FIRE, n. Fire on an altar.
AL'UM, v. t. In dyeing, to impregnate or steep in a solution of alum. Ure.
AL-U-TA'CEOUS, a. [Lat. aluta.] Of a pale brown color.
AM'A-TIVE-NESS, n. Propensity to love.
AM-BI'TION-LESS, a. Devoid of ambition. Pollok.
AM'BI-TUS, n. [L.]
1. The circumference or exterior edge or border of a thing.
2. In Roman history, a canvassing for votes by candidates for office.
AM-BRO'SIAL-LY, adv. In an ambrosial way.
AM'BU-LATE, v. t. To walk; to move backward and forward.
A-MEL'IOR-A-BLE, a. That may be meliorated.
A-MEL'IOR-A-TED, pp. Grown better; improved.
A-MEL'IOR-A-TING, ppr. Becoming or making better.
A-ME-NA-BIL'I-TY, or A-ME'NA-BLE-NESS, n. The state of being amenable; liability to answer.
A-ME'NA-BLY, adv. In an amenable manner.
A-MEND'FUL, a. Full of improvement.
AMES'-ACE, n. [See AMBSACE.]
A-MI-A-BIL'I-TY, n. Amiableness.
AM-NI-OT'IC, a. Relating to the liquor of the amnios.
A-MOV'ING, a. Moving away.
AM-PHIG'A-MOUS, a. [Gr. αμφι and γαμος.] An epithet applied to plants that have no sexual organs. Brande.
AM'PHI-PODE, n. [Gr. αμφι and πους.] One of an order of crustaceous animals, with subcaudal natatory feet and sessile eyes.
AM'PLEST, a. [superl.] Most ample or extended.
AM-PUL-LA'CEOUS, a. Like a bottle or inflated bladder; swelling. Kirby.
AM-U-LET'IC, a. Pertaining to an amulet.
AN-A-BRO'SIS, n. A wasting away.
AN-A-COL'U-THON, n. [Gr. ανακολυθον, not following.] A term in grammar denoting the want of sequence in a sentence, one of whose members does not correspond with the remainder. Brande.
AN-A-GLYPH'IC, a. In ancient sculpture, applied to chased or embossed work on metal.
AN-A-GO-GET'IC-AL, a. Mysterious.
AN'A-GRAPH, n. An inventory; commentary. Knowles.
AN-A-LEC'TIC, a. Collecting or selecting; as an analectic magazine, made up of selections.
AN-A-LYZ'A-BLE, a. That can be analyzed.
AN-A-LYZ'A-BLE-NESS, n. The state of being analyzable.
AN-AM-NE'SIS, n. A figure in rhetoric. It calls to remembrance something omitted. Knowles.
AN-AM-NES'TIC, a. That aids the memory.
AN-AN'GU-LAR, a. Without angles.
AN'ARCH-ISM, n. Confusion.
AN-CES-TO'RI-AL, a. Ancestral. Pollok.
AN-CES'TRESS, n. A female ancestor.
AN-CHOR-ET'IC, or AN-CHOR-ET'IC-AL, a. Pertaining to a hermit, or his mode of life.
AN-CHY-LO'SIS, n. [Gr. αγχυλωσις.] In medicine, an immovable state of a joint.
AN-CHY-LOT'IC, a. Pertaining to anchylosis.
AN'CIL-LA-RY, a. Aiding; auxiliary. Blackstone.
AN'DRON, n. [Gr. ανηρ, a man.] In Grecian and Roman architecture, the apartment of a house for the males; this was in the lower part of the house, and the gynecea, or apartment for females, was in the upper part. Brande.
AN-DRO-PET'A-LOUS, a. [Gr. ανηρ and πεταλον.] An epithet given to double flowers, produced by the conversion of the stamens into petals, as in the garden ranunculus. Brande.
AN'EC-DO-TAL, a. Pertaining to anecdotes.
A-NEM'O-NIN, n. An acrid crystalizable substance obtained from some species of anemony. It burns like camphor.
AN-GEL-PEO-PLED, a. Peopled with angels. Jewsbury.
AN-GEL-WEL'COME, n. Welcome by angels. Bowring.
AN'GER-ED, pp. Provoked; made angry.
AN'GLI-CIZ-ED, pp. Made English; rendered conformable to the English idiom.
AN'GLI-FI-CA'TION, n. The act of converting into English.
AN'GLI-FI-ED, pp. Made English.
AN'GLI-FY, v. t. To convert into English; to anglicize; as, to anglify French words; that is, to give them an English form of orthography; to adopt words into the English language, and make them a part of it.
AN'GLI-FY-ING, ppr. Converting into English.
AN-GLO-A-MER'I-CAN, n. A descendant from English ancestors born in America, or the United States.
AN-GLO-A-MER'I-CAN, a. Pertaining to the descendants of Englishmen in America.
AN'I-MA-BLE, a. Susceptible of animation.
AN-IM-AD-VERS'AL, a. That which has the power of perceiving.
AN-IM-AD-VERS'IVE-NESS, n. The power of animadverting.
AN-I-MAL'CU-LIST, n. One versed in the knowledge of animacules. Keith.
AN'I-MAL-ISH, a. Like an animal. Cudworth.
AN'I-MAL-NESS, n. The state of animal existence.
AN'I-MIST, n. One who maintains that the functions of plants and animals are dependent upon vitality, instead of mere mechanical and chimical powers.
ANK'LET, n. A little ankle; an ornament for the ankle.