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Love is ...
A Definitional Novel
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To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its
stars; a bride with a large fortune. One of whom inquires can be made as to
the integrity, capacity, and the like, of another. Apposition; connection;
antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand. a That which
terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge;
the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the
limits of human knowledge or endeavor. Denoting nearness or distance, either
in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the
appointed time. The period at which any definite event occurred, or person
lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of
Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.; as,
With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or
seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. an
A measure of distance traveled.; As a substance for any noun of the neuter
gender; as, here is the book, take it home. happened One who is in office; --
the opposite of out. See Thee. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on
which boots and shoes are formed. A division of the Roman people formed
according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.; To
inclose; to take in; to harvest. all Of or belonging to me; -- used always
attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate; as, the
book is mine. See Mine. The potential principle, or force, by which the organs
of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their
several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as
physical or spiritual.. A Freely; licentiously. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Worthy of consideration;
requiring to be observed, borne in mind, or attended to. A numeral; a word or
character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.. phrases, and To
denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance,
etc.; hence, on the side of. That which refers to something; a specific
direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text-book. Extent; limit;
degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of
three hundred. a The space or thing defined by limits. Denoting the agent, or
person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. To measure, as
in music or harmony.; as, With reference to circumstances or conditions; as,
he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. an Fixed or appointed
time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest
peril; the man for the hour.; As a substitute for such general terms as, the
state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with
the sick man? happened With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he
is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. A word placed before nouns
to limit or individualize their meaning. A wooden block shaped like the human
foot, on which boots and shoes are formed. A division of the Roman people
formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil
officers.; The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect
to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs
signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or
conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing,
either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of
the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at,
of, and among. all Of or belonging to me; -- used always attributively; as, my
body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate; as, the book is mine. See
Mine. Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of
duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in
structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book;
authority is the life of government.. (usually Relating to, or containing,
more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word.) an acquaintance
Ere; before; sooner than. acquaintances Originally, an interrogative pronoun,
later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as
singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative
pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who
and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of
persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes,
less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as
compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person
that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever. are Exerting or possessing
influence or power; potent; efficacious; effective; strong; having authority
or ascendency; as, an influential man, station, argument, etc. Ere; before;
sooner than. With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in
difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. a The state of being posited, or
placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a
firm, an inclined, or an upright position. During; in the course of. Ability,
regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as,
the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in
producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm. and In a very general way, and
with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs with
their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive
verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon
that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as,
these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to
ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty
to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. The objective case
of who. See Who. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative,
and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note
under Ye. are having some relation. With reference to character, reach, scope,
or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's
favor. A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not
known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is,
some one man. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is
accomplished; scheme; device; plan. (as With, as means, way, process, etc.;
through means of; with aid of; through; through the act or agency of; as, a
city is destroyed by fire; profit is made by commerce; to take by force.
Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family. Ere;
before; sooner than. Kindly aid; help; assistance,); as, Any one; the man or
person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun. 3d
pers. sing. pres. of Have. Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
connections. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of last
defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as
indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e.,
ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead
my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the
infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where
the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I
love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's
country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see?
(Matt. xi. 8). To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean. association
With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as,
the first in his family; the first regiment in the army. imp. amp p. p. of
Think., as Indicating the space or time through which an action or state
extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of. That to which, or
with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration;
similitude. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by
small dots. The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such
juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.. A Free;
unembarrassed. Ere; before; sooner than. Worthy of consideration; requiring to
be observed, borne in mind, or attended to. To reckon as one of a collection
or multitude.. In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am
engaged, otherwise I would accept.. words, A word placed before nouns to limit
or individualize their meaning. A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her
mind. In a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in the
first intention; originally. indicates approach and arrival, Direction of
movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to
east. having the sheets and blankets set in order; -- of a bed; as, is the bed
made?. With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or
environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground;
to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God. See Thee. That
which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction;
prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is
done; by. a Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for. Yellow or gold
color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. A portion or
part; something. and attaining As an indefinite object after some intransitive
verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i.
e., to walk)., access; and also, Direction of movement; course; tendency; as,
the motion of the planets is from west to east. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Direction or course toward
any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to
bring about an effect or result. Outside of the house; out of doors. arrival;
Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
Approaching; coming near.; -- characterized by active opposition; as, two
bitterly opposing schools of thought. Hence, it indicates motion, course, or
tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of
being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going
to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. Out of the neighborhood of;
lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid
of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being,
state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc.,
are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space
or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or
beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of
which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is
one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side;
light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have
all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse;
the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men
judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.. 3The nominal of
the second tone in the model major scale (that in C), or of the fourth tone in
the relative minor scale of C (that in A minor), or of the key tone in the
relative minor of F. A cloth of sky-blue color.. To make a small, shrill
sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice.. pres. During; in the
course of. To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to
require.. a Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and
the like. To denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or
consequence. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests;
restless; anxious. See Content, n., Importance; moment; weight; consequence.,
Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. A
discharge of flux, as of blood.; To become fulled or thickened; as, this
material fulls well. Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning;
relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of many things.
Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an
effect; value; moment; rank; distinction. A particle that marks an
alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the
things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. results; Rigorous; severe;
afflictive.; as, Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a
pregnant youth. replies. To introduce a clause employed as the object of the
preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb. A
relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but
sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to
a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to
something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and genders, and was
formerly used of persons. The third person singular of the substantive verb
be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be.
signified, Which (of two); which one (of two); -- used interrogatively and
relatively. Passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has
gone by; a bird flew by. act lanquage; That which is signified or made known;
that meaning which a sign, character, or token is intended to convey; as, the
signification of words.; Perception by the sensory organs of the body;
sensation; sensibility; feeling.; Merchandise imported, or brought into a
country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to
exports.; as, By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it
is to reform. Sense; power of thinking. Denoting passage from one state to
another; from. a To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to
suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.., Before; sooner
than.; In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.; In the western
United States, one who settles on government land before it is legally open to
settlement in order to gain the prior claim that the law gives to the first
settler when the land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who does a thing
prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order to gain an unfair
advantage. A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and
adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other,
otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the
nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the
objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a
preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually
introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.. A
word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. The quotient
of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is
divided. A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa,
Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher
animals. Existing by itself; single; individual. Denoting that by which a
person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or
action; due to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself;
he did it of necessity. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb,
that is, the verb to be. A word; a vocable. To signify; to represent or
symbolize; to answer to., To inclose; to take in; to harvest. A word placed
before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Suggestive; representing
the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc. Manner;
style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode
which is the preferable form)., A present tense, or the form of the verb
denoting the present tense. One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection
or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or
event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of
time.; as, Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually
followed by a relative pronoun. The third person singular of the substantive
verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See
Be.; The chemical symbol for helium. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. a One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or
draughts, are played.. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as,
to see one home; to see one aboard the cars. To signify; to represent or
symbolize; to answer to.. used To denote a close or direct relation of
opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against. a To hold apart; to stand
between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants. omitted; as, With a part
omitted; as, elliptically expressed. Communicated in words... To denote the
accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to
by. Appeal. Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a
husband to her mind. a A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic;
a differentia. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number
or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to
spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. A particular
period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or
portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.;
as, To inclose; to take in; to harvest. an The twenty-fourth part of a day;
sixty minutes.; As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is
the book, take it home. happened With reference to physical surrounding,
personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in
darkness; to live in fear. A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. Farthest of all from a given quality, character,
or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person
to be accused of theft. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place
over two centuries ago.; With reference to character, reach, scope, or
influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor.
all Of or belonging to me; -- used always attributively; as, my body; my book;
-- mine is used in the predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine. The state of
being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with
death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an
animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing
all or any of their functions; -- used of all animal and vegetable organisms..
a A A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of
individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic
representation; an assumed character. A particle that marks an alternative;
as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at
your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either
to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. A portion or part; something. Denoting that from
which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as,
he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood. Importunity; solicitation.; a
A person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person..
Designating Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive. Indicating an
unhealthy mental attitude or disposition; especially, abnormally gloomy, to an
extent not justified by the situation; preoccupied with death, disease, or
fear of death; as, a morbid interest in details of a disaster. conditions, as
Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. An unnatural collection of
serous fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular
tissue., stated precisely; -- of the meaning of words or concepts. Against.
The act or process of relaxing, or the state of being relaxed; as, relaxation
of the muscles; relaxation of a law. Denoting that by which a person or thing
is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; due to; as,
they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of
necessity. See Thee. vessels and tissues, To denote association in respect of
situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of. Wanting, to make up
completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate;
defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient
estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment. The quality or state of
being vital; the principle of life; vital force; animation; as, the vitality
of eggs or vegetable seeds; the vitality of an enterprise. and To be wanting;
often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.
Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as,
the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate
of heaven. Backward tendency or movement after revolution, reform, or great
progress in any direction. One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. A
word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. affected
tissues. The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect;
apprehension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to
them; discernment; apprehension; cognition. Among or in the midst of; -- used
to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers
through a thicket. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it
is to reform. The capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished
from the power to perceive objects in their relations; mental capacity.;
apprehension; The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized;
acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice.;
Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man.; The power or
faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of
viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies;
penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as,
the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.;
appreciation., To inclose; to take in; to harvest. The populace; the common
people; the majority of people, or of a community. phrases, and To inclose; to
take in; to harvest. That which connects or joins together; bond; tie. To
denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to
against. A retinue of servants; a household. Different from that which, or the
one who, has been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second
of two. words, Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the
music of a piano. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. a Being with young, as a
female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid;
preparing to bring forth. That which is signified, whether by act lanquage;
signification; sense; import; as, the meaning of a hint., Ere; before; sooner
than. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative
mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. used With a part
omitted; as, elliptically expressed.. Addition; union; accumulation. Manner;
rate; condition; state of health. The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a
horizontal underground passage. (By that; by how much; by so much; on that
account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the
more difficult it is to reform. A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a
case filled with combustibles intended to burst and give light or set fire, or
to produce smoke or stench; as, a fire ball; a stink ball.) At what time; --
used interrogatively. served.; With reference to space or place; as, he lives
in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. A large or considerable
number. phrases, and One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. a vehicle
in which one may continue a journey after debarking from another vehicle; the
departing vehicle of a connection{9}; as, my connection leaves four hours
after my arrival; I missed my connection. To denote simultaneous happening, or
immediate succession or consequence. Consisting of a great number; numerous;
not few. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every
other day, that is, each alternate day, every second day. words, In many
phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning,
or is used elliptically. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. a A pregnant woman.
Sense; power of thinking., A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. used With a
part omitted; as, elliptically expressed.. Closely bound together; undivided;
united; constituting a whole. Denoting reference to a thing; about;
concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of
many things. One and one; twice one. constellations With reference to movement
or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to
into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put
our trust in God. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that
point than to the east or west. Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection
of the same in a map or picture., called With respect; regardfully. A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Large in space;
of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and
little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length. A person who
sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the
market. and See Thee. Less. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind;
to entertain; to harbor, A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. Either one of the Bears. See the Phrases below. Of greater
dignity; more important. and Either one of the Bears. See the Phrases below. A
Minorite; a Franciscan friar..; From this place; away., The neuter pronoun of
the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine
she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them). indicates A
puppet show or puppet., Customary or established sequence of events;
recurrence of events according to natural laws., Ere; before; sooner than.
Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal
or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result. Near; at hand; in
state of preparation. a The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a
person has at his disposal., a To express the particulars of; to set down in
detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to
state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. To make terms; to
stipulate., an aim, Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or
engraving by small dots. anything Possessing ability, qualification, or
susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room
capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long
assault. Denoting passage from one state to another; from. An abode; a
cottage. regarded as a A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic;
a differentia. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of last
defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as
indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e.,
ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead
my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the
infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where
the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I
love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's
country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see?
(Matt. xi. 8). a Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or
result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or
result., The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as,
the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or
a machine., A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may
write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. action; as, Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and
usually followed by a relative pronoun. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is
bad. Addition; union; accumulation. a To have dealings; to be concerned or
associated; -- usually followed by with.; Any one; the man or person; -- used
indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun. The third person
singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense;
as, he is; he is a man. See Be. The act of one who, or that which, rises (in
any sense). Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his
ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice
of the state. In the private sense, all property which has a money value. and
A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of
consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil
honors.. Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin;
he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of
the state. To suffer, as in carrying a burden. See Withe. A kind of dock
(Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.;
Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or
condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a
tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to
wealth and honor. To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to
with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of
mind. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond. Repugnance; contrariety
of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy. A particle that marks an
alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the
things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. On or at the outside of;
out of; not within; as, without doors. a. amp n. from Sink. In a lower,
subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few
idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to
keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be
unsuccessful; to fail; to go bankrupt. See Thee. Impression; stamp; character
impressed. Ere; before; sooner than. affliction; Accord; adaptation; as, an
occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. Barley; the six-rowed
barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or
Hordeum vulgare). Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up
your weapons. In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; --
used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to
subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go
under, to be unsuccessful; to fail; to go bankrupt.; In a very general way,
and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs
with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or
passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere
verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. A
prostitute. Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up
grade; the up train. To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or
hostility; -- equivalent to against.; Addition; union; accumulation. To suffer
to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit
negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to
tolerate doubtful practices..; Accompaniment; as, A woman; a female; -- used
substantively. imp. of Sing. Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was
flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist
to the prejudice of the state. Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a
pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready;
formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete. A stringed
instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having
six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, --
played upon with the fingers.; The plural of he, she, or it. They is never
used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to
persons without an antecedent expressed. danced Effect; end; consequence; as,
the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent
factions exist to the prejudice of the state. By that; by how much; by so
much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue
in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. The science and the art of tones,
or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform
and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the
science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the
properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of
combining tones in a manner to please the ear. Denoting the material of which
anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword
of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water. a A well-known musical instrument
somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of
graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys..
acknowledge; Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies;
compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of
information or of charity.; A determinate quantity, to which a variable one
continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given
difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never
become exactly equivalent.; Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as,
tastes differ in kind as well as in degree. Denoting possession or ownership,
or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the
power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven. The complement of
attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.; The act of
including, or the state of being included; limitation; restriction; as, the
lines of inclusion of his policy. as In a great proportion; by many degrees;
very much; deeply; greatly. as; as, The plural of he, she, or it. They is
never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers
to persons without an antecedent expressed. p. p. of Mete, to dream. The
persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of
we. See We. Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his
ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice
of the state. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it
is to reform. To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as,
the army numbers fifty thousand. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole;
belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this
little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the
company. A symbol representing three units, as 3 or iii. Ten times ten; five
score; as, a hundred dollars.. accept. As a Expressing, or apt to express,
much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative. A
word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The
personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and
they. (pl. The plural of that. See That.), As an adjective, that has the same
demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun. usually points
To give out; to dispose of; to sell., Ere; before; sooner than. refers Accord;
adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind., a
To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate. Yellow or gold color,
-- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Whatever may be
possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person. Beforehand;
antecedently; as, a plan previously formed. mentioned, Yellow or gold color,
-- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. supposed Comparison; as,
three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will
offend him. To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday. imp.
amp p. p. of Understand.. As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that
frightened he could say nothing., as a Expressing, or apt to express, much;
displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative., Ability,
competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can. To go before in
order of time; to occur first with relation to anything. See Thee. A word used
as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or
in thought; a substantive. Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency
toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being
regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a
trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. A compound relative or indefinite
pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those which, the .
. . which, and the like; as, take which you will. The neuter pronoun of the
third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she,
and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them). refers; as, To
introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the
reason that, because. A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and
adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an
individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it?
which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take;
which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1. The
chemical symbol for helium. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. Before-mentioned;
already spoken of or specified; aforesaid; -- used chiefly in legal style. The
third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood,
present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. Steady in adhering to friends,
to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false,
fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an
officer true to his charge.; The plural of that. See That. With reference to
space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the
air. See Thee. The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital. are To manure; to
improve. apples. A Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts;
produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as,
a compound word. A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents,
another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives
ldquowhordquo, ldquowhichrdquo, ldquothatrdquo. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Boundless; infinite. A word
used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal
pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they., Not
transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.
Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of
an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence,
equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally followed by all,
aught, anything, etc. any Single in kind; the same; a common. A compound
relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that
which, those which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take which you will.,
Whether one or another; whether one or the other; which; that one (of two or
more) which; as, whichever road you take, it will lead you to town., As a
conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. A
interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct
and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing
among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is
the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to
die? See the Note under What, pron., 1., The plural of that. See That. A
relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but
sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to
a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to
something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and genders, and was
formerly used of persons., A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. . . . A compound relative or indefinite pronoun,
standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those which, the . . .
which, and the like; as, take which you will., and A word placed before nouns
to limit or individualize their meaning. That which is equal or similar to
another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.; as, To move or direct
the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually
with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge. Of what sort or
kind; what; what a; who. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative,
dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See
the Note under Ye. To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of
choice; to ordain; to decree.. Fetters. The burden or chorus of a song. a The
upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter,
sinister, and middle chiefs. Relative place or standing; social or official
rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's
position.; Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble; as, elevated
thoughts.: Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing,
language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.:
Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or
virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent
station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint.; Marked;
special.; First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as,
the foremost troops of an army.; The construction which gives shape and
strength to a roof, -- generally a truss of timber or iron, but there are
roofs with stone principals. Also, loosely, the most important member of a
piece of framing.; as, Large in number; numerous; as, a great company,
multitude, series, etc. A man; one; -- used with a verb in the singular, and
corresponding to the present indefinite one or they.; A word placed before
nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Older, younger, or more remote,
by single generation; -- often used before grand to indicate one degree more
remote in the direct line of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather's
or a grandmother's father), great-grandson, etc. To mark with a stamp, as an
evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to
seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.; By that; by how much; by so
much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue
in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Endowed with extraordinary powers;
uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; strong; powerful; mighty;
noble; as, a great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, etc. To dispose in due
order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests
when several belong to an achievement., etc. Whatever; whatsoever; what thing
soever; -- used indefinitely. By that; by how much; by so much; on that
account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the
more difficult it is to reform. Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
dictates A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write,
-- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It
corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often
connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as,
he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade.
prefers as occasioning pride; as, a gratifying accomplishment. Yellow or gold
color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. satisfying; From
this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or deduction., The choice or
determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary
pleasure.; The thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in
preference to others; selection.; Desire; eager desire; longing.; That which a
person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end
or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view;
aim; design; intention; plan.. A A subordinate word that is never inflected (a
preposition, conjunction, interjection); or a word that can not be used except
in compositions; as, ward in backward, ly in lovely. As a conjunction, that
retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. marks an alternative;
as, The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective
case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye.
Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like. Reading.
Ere; before; sooner than. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one
days. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written
testimony; -- often used reflexively., -- As a demonstrative pronoun (pl.
Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously
mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede
the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the
basket are good apples. The third person singular of the substantive verb be,
in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be., The
pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case,
indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. A maiden.
To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as,
to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can. Pointing out a
contrast, or denoting a particular thing or person different from some other
specified; -- used as a correlative adjective, with or without the. Denoting
that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the
like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood. See Thee. things at
The form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you. To take pleasure;
to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring., A thrust in fencing. Shorn;
shaven. As well; not only; equally.. As a demonstrative, especially at the
beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named,
or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it
was John. corresponds Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced
to the music of a piano. Each of two; the one and the other; both; --
formerly, also, each of any number.. The pronoun of the second person, in the
nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons
addressed. See the Note under Ye. The fifth month of the year, containing
thirty-one days. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse. Either
precedes two, or more, cooumlrdinate words or phrases, and is introductory to
an alternative. It is correlative to or. In a very general way, and with
innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs with their
remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs
with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that
of for, but it contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these
remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to
ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty
to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. The capital city of
England. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small
dots. Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a
piano. A town in Berkshire, England.. As a substitute for such general terms
as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it
with the sick man? Frequently; many times; not seldom. connects a A number of
things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like
relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous
series of calamitous events. Denoting that from which anything proceeds;
indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of
kings; he is of noble blood. words A particle that marks an alternative; as,
you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. propositions, presenting a The thing or person
chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others;
selection. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin,
source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble
blood. One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two things, but
sometimes of a larger number, for any one.; as, The chemical symbol for
helium. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. A piece for
special practice. See Etude. In general, a rule of being or of conduct,
established by an authority able to enforce its will; a controlling
regulation; the mode or order according to which an agent or a power acts.,
Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.
Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages., Yellow or gold color,
-- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Something divine or
superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe., A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Any one; the
man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative
pronoun. Contingency or liability; possibility or probability. To file or
inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars
concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right
of preeumlmption. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a
thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come
into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another;
water enters into the fine vessels of plants. imp. of Tread.. As a
conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. A
compound relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which,
whichever, that which, those which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take
which you will. Fetters. Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to
thoughts, actions, and feelings. The gratification of the senses or of the
mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness
produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or
satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. That which gives great
pleasure or delight... A An Having only one principle or constituent part;
consisting of a single element; simple; uncompounded; as, an elementary
substance. An elementary particle.. Character; condition of being; purpose
subserved or office filled. To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to
introduce the finger, or a probe., a To find by logical processes; to explain
or justify by reason or argument; -- usually with out; as, to reason out the
causes of the librations of the moon. A particle that marks an alternative;
as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at
your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either
to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. A suit or action in court; any legal process by
which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right;
case; ground of action.; -- Something equivalent; that which is equal in
value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done. In
a very general way, and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects
transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns,
and neuter or passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action.
Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or
treated; to be, or as being. As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who
or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken
of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural., A
reeumlntrant angle; a nook or corner. As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he
was that frightened he could say nothing., Indicating that in favor of which,
or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor
of; on the side of; -- opposed to against. By that; by how much; by so much;
on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in
sin, the more difficult it is to reform. To converse; to compare opinions. As
a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a
person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a
demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has
said is true; those in the basket are good apples., By or for the cause that;
on this account that; for the reason that.. marks an alternative; as, By that;
by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the
longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. A word used
instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal
pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they.
Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is
done; by. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning.
The second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto.
One of three relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken
to, and that of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence
also to the verb of which it may be the subject., One who is in office; -- the
opposite of out. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it
is to reform. The nominative case., Noting the case of a noun which expresses
the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with
the objective., and Same as Objective point, under Objective, a. To strip the
skin from; as, to case a box., indicating A word placed before nouns to limit
or individualize their meaning. To represent as a person; to personify; to
impersonate. Ere; before; sooner than. persons addressed. To perceive by the
eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the
organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view. See Thee. A diplomatic missive
or written communication. Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank
or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the
less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short. The plural of the
pronoun of the second person in the nominative case.. By that; by how much; by
so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we
continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. flowers Denoting nearness
or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town;
within an hour of the appointed time. See Thee. A thorny shrub or tree (the
Crataegus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike,
fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for
hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Crataegus
cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.; -- The case being such;
therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as
an adverb and a conjuction. called Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or
losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used
whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state,
occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to
be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time
at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning;
also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which
anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one
hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side;
light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have
all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse;
the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men
judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony. The possessive case
of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country. The period at
which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the
Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the
plural; as, ancient times; modern times. Denoting identity or equivalence; --
used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition;
as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba. the
process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.; also, A word placed before
nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. A thorny shrub or tree (the
Crataegus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike,
fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for
hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Crataegus
cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.. Accompaniment; as, she sang
to his guitar; they danced to the music of a piano. To discharge; to fulfill;
to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow. By that;
by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the
longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. act Denoting
nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of
the town; within an hour of the appointed time. Addicted to reading; as, a
reading community.; Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she
has a husband to her mind. To observe; to examine with care., Yellow or gold
color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Addition; union;
accumulation. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to
tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; --
often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show. Excessively; too much or too
greatly; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overwork, overhasty, overeager,
overanxious, overreact, overcook. and Situated on the outside, or extreme
limit; remote from the center; outer. aloud, See Thee. words Denoting identity
or equivalence; -- used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the
relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the
Island of Cuba. a a book or list, actual or hypothetical, containing records
of the best performances in some endeavor; a recordbook; -- used in the phrase
one for the book or one for the books. A particle that marks an alternative;
as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at
your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either
to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. Either; -- used with other or or for its
correlative (as either . . . or are now used). To have an appearance or
expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition). An original or
official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else;
-- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other
instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which
the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or
symbol.. A An elementary particle. To introduce, a reason or cause; --
equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because. marks an
alternative; as, The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative,
and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note
under Ye. The merrymaking of May Day. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed
in books; learned. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or
may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. Contingency or liability; possibility or probability. To set down for
reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to
write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down
in an epistle; to communicate by letter., -- To introduce a purpose; --
usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to
the end, etc. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be., The pronoun
of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case,
indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. Ability,
competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can. To see or
inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest. Being a single
unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single;
individual. During; in the course of. See Thee. things at The form of the
possessive case of the personal pronoun you. That which pleases; a favor; a
gratification., A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field. A word
used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal. The one and the
other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.. As an indefinite
object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously
as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk). corresponds Accompaniment; as, she
sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a piano. Each of two; the one
and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number.. The pronoun of
the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating
the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. Desire or wish, as in
prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like. To be carried on the back of
an animal, as a horse. One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of
two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one. Apposition;
connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand. The capital
city of England. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may
write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they
met us to the number of three hundred. A town in Berkshire, England.. As a
substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it
home. Frequently; many times; not seldom. connects a In Engler's system of
plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or
morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and
to the order of many modern systematists. Denoting the material of which
anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword
of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water. words Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. propositions, presenting a
The best part; that which is preferable. During; in the course of. Each of
two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number.; as,
Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a
relative pronoun. An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb, A
building or apartment devoted to study or to literary work. In philosophy and
physics: A rule of being, operation, or change, so certain and constant that
it is conceived of as imposed by the will of God or by some controlling
authority; as, the law of gravitation; the laws of motion; the law heredity;
the laws of thought; the laws of cause and effect; law of self-preservation.,
Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.
Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over
natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing;
also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is
supposed to exert., Ere; before; sooner than. A celestial being, inferior to
the supreme God, but superior to man., A particle that marks an alternative;
as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at
your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either
to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. The man or male being (or object personified to
which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of
the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already
indicated. The merrymaking of May Day. To unite in; to join; to be admitted
to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army. To
the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications. A company of
men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of
the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.. See
Thee. The act of making merry; conviviality; merriment; jollity. Denoting
reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's
achievements; they talked of many things. Modesty, courtesy, or concession, or
a desire to soften a question or remark. The time of light, or interval
between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from
dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine; -- also called daytime.. Extent;
limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the
number of three hundred. The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other
structure with a fabric covering. Ere; before; sooner than. In the game of
casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate
number of pips equals those of the card played. ideas, and To denote; to
designate. The objective case of they. See They. With reference to physical
surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the
room is in darkness; to live in fear. p. p. of Write, v. words; Comparison;
as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you
will offend him. Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a
wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action. See Thee.
author; In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a
pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. To tell over; to go over in
particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the
particulars of a voyage. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. To ally by connection or kindred. With privilege or
possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by
descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. books; Hence, it
indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an
aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement,
or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. To
form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make
up; to fashion.., -- In a very general way, and with innumerable varieties of
application, to connects transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect
object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs with a following
noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it
contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these remarks were
addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to ourselves; a substance
sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty to God and to our
parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. To produce; to cause to exist; to
induce., a Ratio; proportion. Ere; before; sooner than. To effect as an agent;
to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to
make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite
verb.; -- Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different
countries. Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged
hand to hand. Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or
final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done. To
introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the
subject or predicate nominative of a verb., With reference to circumstances or
conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. To
introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently
preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc., Because; by reason that; for that;
indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. A word placed before nouns
to limit or individualize their meaning. The faculty or capacity of the human
mind by which it is distinguished from the intelligence of the inferior
animals; the higher as distinguished from the lower cognitive faculties,
sense, imagination, and memory, and in contrast to the feelings and desires.
Reason comprises conception, judgment, reasoning, and the intuitional faculty.
Specifically, it is the intuitional faculty, or the faculty of first truths,
as distinguished from the understanding, which is called the discursive or
ratiocinative faculty. As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a
demonstrative pronoun., By or for the cause that; on this account that; for
the reason that.. See Thee. Constituting or being one of three equal parts
into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day. A character or
part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of individual character,
whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed
character. Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed
to dual and plural. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a
number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had
some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. By
that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives;
as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.
Depending on itself; independent. A word; a vocable. To exist actually, or in
the world of fact; to have existence., With reference to a limit of time; as,
in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. A word placed
before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Suggestive; representing
the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc. Manner;
style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode
which is the preferable form)., To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to
offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution. Stretched
tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.; as, Man; a
male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. The third person
singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense;
as, he is; he is a man. See Be.; The man or male being (or object personified
to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun
of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already
indicated. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. a A human
being; -- opposed to beast.. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or
conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish;
to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain. To take place; to happen; as, the
meeting was on Thursday.., See Thee. A word used instead of a noun or name, to
avoid the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or
you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or
thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. By that; by how much; by so much;
on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in
sin, the more difficult it is to reform. The second part in a concerted piece;
-- often popularly applied to the alto. A character or part, as in a play; a
specific kind or manifestation of individual character, whether in real life,
or in literary or dramatic representation; an assumed character., To inclose;
to take in; to harvest. See Thee. Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said
of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.,
Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally
indicated in English by to or for with the objective., and Unbiased;
unprejudiced; fair; uninfluenced by personal feelings or personal interests;
considering only the facts of a situation unrelated to the observer; -- of
judgments, opinions, evaluations, conclusions, reasoning processes. A box and
its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of
instruments., indicating A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the
Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. Yellow or
gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. persons
addressed. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal
the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum. See Thee. To set down in
musical characters. Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or
degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less
to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short. The plural of the pronoun
of the second person in the nominative case.. An adjunct or accessory. Yellow
or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. The state
of being liable; as, the liability of an insurer; liability to accidents;
liability to the law.; The quality or state of being possible; the power of
happening, being, or existing. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you
may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. That which is or appears probable; anything that
has the appearance of reality or truth.. Extent; limit; degree of
comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three
hundred. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a mansion; a
village, town, or city; a fortified town or post; a stronghold; a region or
country.; Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged
hand to hand. A privilege which one party buys of another to ldquoputrdquo
(deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price
and date.. Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a
husband to her mind. To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of;
to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an
infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb. Addition; union;
accumulation. To come; to get. A single unit; as, one is the base of all
numbers.; Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin;
he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of
the state. To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the
width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the
like. Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a
composition. a To take alone, or one by one. Possessing, or being in a state
of, heath and soundness; healthy; sound; well.; Accord; adaptation; as, an
occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. United; joint; as,
unite consent.; Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a
husband to her mind. assimilite. Denoting The act or state of possessing, or
holding as one's own. Ere; before; sooner than. The state of being an owner;
the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title;
proprietorship., Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving
by small dots. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as,
the relation of parents and children. Denoting that from which anything
proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a
race of kings; he is of noble blood. Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a
country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation. In a very general
way, and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive
verbs with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter
or passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere
verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
attribute; as, By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it
is to reform. apartment Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a
number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had
some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. A
word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. An official
commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial
interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its
seamen.: By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. Same as Poor, the fish. Denoting possession or ownership, or the
relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power
of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven. A word placed before nouns
to limit or individualize their meaning. To supply with a king; to make a king
of; to raise to royalty.; a To tame, as a hawk. Denoting possession or
ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the
consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven. That
quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with
firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.;
See Thee. To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour
than usual. Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which
it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup
of water. Any place of supreme happiness or great comfort; perfect felicity;
bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; as, a heaven of delight.. The pope or
his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome. The objective case of
thou. See Thou.. things at See Thee. To take a form, definite shape, or
arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column. Denoting the agent, or
person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. By that; by
how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the
longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. A possessive
pronoun, or a word in the possessive case. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a
door case; a window case. Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning;
relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of many things.
By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. A movable; a chattel. A word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid
the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he,
she, it, we, ye, and they. The pronoun of the second person, in the
nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons
addressed. See the Note under Ye.. The preposition to primarily indicates
approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and
attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement
toward; -- opposed to from. To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to
require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat; it takes five hours to get
to Boston from New York by car. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to
gratify.; Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as,
they met us to the number of three hundred. To try to reach or come to; to go
to; to resort to. To go in pursuit; to follow. Amusement; sport; diversion;
self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual
gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.; as,
Addition; union; accumulation. A glass of spirits. pleasuring., A One of three
relations or conditions (that of speaking, that of being spoken to, and that
of being spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence also to the
verb of which it may be the subject. at The objective case of who. See Who.
To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or
respecting., To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of
anything., Ere; before; sooner than. Disobedience of the rules, orders, or
process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body;
disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a
court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its
authority. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. marked with a
destination; -- of mail or parcels; as, I throw away all mail directed to
`resident'. Opposite of unaddressed.; as, A word placed before nouns to limit
or individualize their meaning. The common English flounder. Denoting
reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's
achievements; they talked of many things. By that; by how much; by so much; on
that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin,
the more difficult it is to reform. To be a gay companion.. 1st amp 3d pers.
sing. pres. of Wit, to know. See the Note under Wit, v. Shorn; shaven.; To be
assured; to feel confident. Shorn; shaven.; knows Wot not; know not; knows
not.. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. Single; unmarried. and See Thee. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in
connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every
second day.; A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. One and one; twice one.; See Thee. To impair., On or at the outside
of; out of; not within; as, without doors. An objection; cavil; dissent;
disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or
against. Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it
contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of
water. Either precedes two, or more, cooumlrdinate words or phrases, and is
introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to or... As a Same as
Hypostasis, 2. One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side;
that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of
against, and commonly used in connection with it. any A word used as the
designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in
thought; a substantive. Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning;
relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of many things.
By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. To render incapable of sexual reproduction; to remove or alter the
sexual organs so as to make infertile; to alter; to fix; to desex; -- in male
animals, to castrate; in female animals, to spay. Sex, male or female.; as,
Her; hers. See Her. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in
the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. By that;
by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the
longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. a book or list,
actual or hypothetical, containing records of the best performances in some
endeavor; a recordbook; -- used in the phrase one for the book or one for the
books., To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it
takes so much cloth to make a coat; it takes five hours to get to Boston from
New York by car. As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it
snows; it rains. To proceed toward an object or location intended as a target;
-- of missiles which can change course in flight under internal or external
control; usually used with in on; as, the missile homed in on the radar site..
corresponds A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. A word employed to connect a noun or a pronoun, in an adjectival or
adverbial sense, with some other word; a particle used with a noun or pronoun
(in English always in the objective case) to make a phrase limiting some other
word; -- so called because usually placed before the word with which it is
phrased; as, a bridge of iron; he comes from town; it is good for food; he
escaped by running. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of
last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as
indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e.,
ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead
my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the
infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where
the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I
love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's
country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see?
(Matt. xi. 8). In a primary manner; in the first place; in the first place; in
the first intention; originally. indicates approach and arrival, Direction of
movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to
east. See Mad, n. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it
happened in the last century; in all my life. See Thee. The line or course
upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying
or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the
ship sailed in a southeasterly direction. Denoting that from which anything
proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a
race of kings; he is of noble blood. a To put or set in a particular rank,
office, or position; to surround with particular circumstances or relations in
life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life; as, in whatever
sphere one is placed. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or
engraving by small dots. Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a
separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or
distinguishable object of thought. and attaining As an indefinite nominative
for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains., access; and also, To make
proposal; to offer plans. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or
result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or
result. Unless; except; -- introducing a clause. arrival; Transference, by any
means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a
goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally
some movement toward an agreement. In the direction of; to.; -- characterized
by active opposition; as, two bitterly opposing schools of thought. Hence, it
indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an
aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement,
or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. Out
of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by
reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out,
commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure,
emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed
with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state,
etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the
source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the
antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to
Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun;
separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and
often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action
depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from
personal knowledge, or from testimony.. Every one of the two or more
individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the
rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or
each one of you. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from;
as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time. The sum
of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three;
two units or objects.; See Thee. Being a single unit, or entire being or
thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual. and By that; by how
much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer
we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Left, as opposed to
right.; The one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of
either.; -- In time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any
indefinite distance; of old; heretofore., also, Every; -- sometimes used
interchangeably with every. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by
which, anything is, or is done; by. any Quantity, regarded as made up of an
aggregate of separate things... See Thee. A word used instead of a noun or
name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I,
thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they. During; in the course of. A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Aid; assistance;
help. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or manifestation of
individual character, whether in real life, or in literary or dramatic
representation; an assumed character., With reference to space or place; as,
he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. See Thee. Giving
a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which
stands as the subject of a finite verb., Given by a magistrate, as
distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law., and Of or pertaining
to an object. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.,
indicating See Thee. Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the
Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. Ere; before;
sooner than. persons addressed. The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal
to the see of Rome. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used
before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it
is to reform. Stigma; brand; reproach. Denoting relation to some thing or
person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs,
influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection,
subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy
load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of
life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a
Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the
law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity
of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity. an old method of printing the
article the (AS. thorne), the ldquoyrdquo being used in place of the
Anglo-Saxon thorn (thorn). It is sometimes incorrectly pronounced yemacr. See
The, and Thorn, n., 4.. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. The act of making merry; conviviality; merriment; jollity.
Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity
mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some
of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. Modesty, courtesy, or
concession, or a desire to soften a question or remark. A specified time or
period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a
person or thing; age; time.. A A padded part of a harness which is worn on a
horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various
purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.. One of two; the
one or the other; -- properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger
number, for any one. precedes One and one; twice one., Ere; before; sooner
than. That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or
greater amount., To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to
coordinate ideas in classification. words Ere; before; sooner than. phrases,
and The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative
mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. Serving to introduce
something else; leading to the main subject or business; preliminary;
prefatory; as, introductory proceedings; an introductory discourse.
Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one
that you will offend him. an alternative. As an indefinite nominative for a
impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. The antecedent of a pronoun. Accord; adaptation; as, an
occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. Ere; before; sooner
than.. To inclose; to take in; to harvest. A retinue of servants; a household.
phrases, and One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. a communications
channel; as, my cell phone had a bad connection. To denote association in
thought, as for comparison or contrast. A retinue of servants; a household.
Different from that which, or the one who, has been specified; not the same;
not identical; additional; second of two. words, Effect; end; consequence; as,
the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent
factions exist to the prejudice of the state. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. a
Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth.
Sense; power of thinking., A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. used In the
form of an ellipse.. See Thee. A chapter, or section, of a book. A large town.
Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it
contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of
water. England. A An elementary particle. In an elliptical sentence to
introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise,
indignation, or the like. marks an alternative; as, The pronoun of the second
person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person
or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. Ability, competency, or
possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can. Hence, to know fully; to
comprehend. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may
write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of
blossoming; also, the hawthorn. To set down, as legible characters; to form
the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable
instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures., --
In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish,
or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like. The third person singular of
the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he
is a man. See Be., The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative,
dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See
the Note under Ye. A maiden. To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact
to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what
I can. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to
assimilite. Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name or
appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent
of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba. See Thee. things at The form
of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you. What the will dictates or
prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose., On
the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless;
more; further; -- as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a
sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives
passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of
another kind. A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or
refusal. As well; not only; equally.. As an indefinite nominative for a
impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains. corresponds In many phrases, and in
connection with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used
elliptically. Either precedes two, or more, cooumlrdinate words or phrases,
and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to or.. The pronoun
of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case,
indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. An
auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of another verb, To be carried on the
back of an animal, as a horse. One of two; the one or the other; -- properly
used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one. Character;
condition of being; purpose subserved or office filled. The capital city of
England. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write,
-- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It
corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often
connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as,
he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade.
Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a
piano. A town in Berkshire, England.. The neuter pronoun of the third person,
corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the
same plural (they, their or theirs, them). Frequently; many times; not seldom.
connects a In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families
showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to
the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.
Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the
source of a purpose or action; due to; as, they went of their own will; no
body can move of itself; he did it of necessity. words Yellow or gold color,
-- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. propositions, presenting
a A sufficient number to choose among. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole;
belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this
little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the
company. Each of two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of
any number.; as, Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually
followed by a relative pronoun. The merrymaking of May Day. To form or arrange
by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a
speech. Any edict, decree, order, ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial,
decision, usage, etc., or recognized, and enforced, by the controlling
authority., Ere; before; sooner than. To give medicine to; to affect as a
medicine does; to remedy; to cure., Yellow or gold color, -- represented in
drawing or engraving by small dots. The science of divine things; the science
which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation;
theology., A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may
write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. The chemical symbol for helium. The early part or springtime of life.
To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to
take the first steps. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a
thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come
into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another;
water enters into the fine vessels of plants. The trade winds.. With privilege
or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by
descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. Consisting of a
great number; numerous; not few. phrases, and With reference to movement or
tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to
into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put
our trust in God. the transfer of a passenger from one vehicle to another to
continue a journey; as, the connection was made in Copenhagen; -- most
commonly of scheduled transportation on common carriers. To denote a close or
direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against. The
populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as either . . . or are
now used). words, Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a
time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a
limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is
rising to wealth and honor. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. a Heavy with
important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results;
weighty; as, pregnant replies. That which is meant or intended; intent;
purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent., A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. The third person singular
of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is;
he is a man. See Be. used In the form of an ellipse.. A A township; the whole
territory within certain limits, less than those of a country. With reference
to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in
the air. Berkshire, England.. As a Same as Hypostasis, 2. Since; because;
introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive,
explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement
made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects
less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to
something suggested by what has gone before. any A word used as the
designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in
thought; a substantive. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or
time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed
time. See Thee. To render incapable of sexual reproduction; to remove or alter
the sexual organs so as to make infertile; to alter; to fix; to desex; -- in
male animals, to castrate; in female animals, to spay. A classification of
nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied
or imputed quality associated with sex.; as, Hair. The third person singular
of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is;
he is a man. See Be. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; --
used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more
difficult it is to reform. A collection of sheets of paper, or similar
material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded
and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing., To assume; to
adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in;
to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge,
delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses,
limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a
resolution; I take the liberty to say. As an indefinite nominative for a
impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains. To return home.. At frequent or short
intervals; many times; often; repeatedly; commonly.; Consisting of a great
number; numerous; not few. times; Shorn; shaven. Rarely; not often; not
frequently.. connects a A A collection of many individuals; a numerous
assemblage; a multitude; many. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing
by which, anything is, or is done; by. things A particle that marks an
alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the
things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. events Not transitory; not
liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color. Yellow or gold color,
-- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. The act of one who, or
that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after;
consequence. With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or
environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground;
to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God. Regular
arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation;
method; system, and p. p. of connect. Near to, while passing; hence, from one
to the other side of; past; as, to go by a church. a Having probability;
affording probability; probable; likely. Connection by consanguinity or
affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.;
Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular
diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.;
To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.; Method of
procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.; a An order or
series of descendants; lineage; race; descent. Denoting reference to a thing;
about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they
talked of many things. things; as, a Not deviating or varying from
uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated. A parcel of rough
diamonds of assorted qualities. In a general sense, from, or out from;
proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety
of applications; as: Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making
wretched; wretched; unhappy. events. Denoting A word placed before nouns to
limit or individualize their meaning. To form from matter; to materialize.
Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men
of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod. A compound
relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that
which, those which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take which you will.
anything The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. Free from
agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed., Ere; before; sooner
than. To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so
or such, sometimes by that. A relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an
antecedent noun or clause, but sometimes with reference to what is specified
or implied in a sentence, or to a following noun or clause (generally
involving a reference, however, to something which has preceded). It is used
in all numbers and genders, and was formerly used of persons. As an indefinite
object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously
as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk). contains; as, a To be in, or sit
upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne. Denoting the material of
which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a
sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water. An old English name of some
yellow flower, -- the marigold (Calendula), according to Dr. Prior, but in
Chaucer perhaps the turnsole.; a An offensive weapon, having a long and
usually sharp-pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general
term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other
varieties. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin,
source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble
blood. To cover, as an electrotype plate, with a thin layer of iron by
electrolysis. The iron thus deposited is very hard, like steel.; a An
appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest (see
Illust. of Crest). It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one
tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the
arms. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source,
descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.
Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.; a
To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it
contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of
water. An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company
so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value
for investment is diminished, or ldquodiluted.rdquo. words A Any very small
portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism
or virtue. As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the
pronoun, but is followed by a noun. marks an alternative; as, The pronoun of
the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating
the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. The fifth month of
the year, containing thirty-one days. To study by reading; as, he read for the
bar. Ere; before; sooner than. A maiden. To form characters, letters, or
figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences
by written signs., -- As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or
which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of,
or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural. The third person
singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense;
as, he is; he is a man. See Be., The pronoun of the second person, in the
nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons
addressed. See the Note under Ye. An auxiliary verb qualifying the meaning of
another verb, To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for,
looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like. To cause to
become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite. In a
general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to;
concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as: A word placed before
nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. things at The form of the
possessive case of the personal pronoun you. That which pleases; a favor; a
gratification., A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as,
the butt of the company. Shorn; shaven. As well; not only; equally.. As an
indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains.
corresponds Addition; union; accumulation. Either precedes two, or more,
cooumlrdinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an alternative. It is
correlative to or.. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative,
dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See
the Note under Ye. Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and
the like. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse. Each of two; the
one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number. Extent; limit;
degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of
three hundred. The capital city of England. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Comparison; as, three is to
nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him. A
town in Berkshire, England.. As a substitute for such general terms as, the
state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with
the sick man? Frequently; many times; not seldom. connects a A number of
things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like
relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous
series of calamitous events. Denoting the material of which anything is
composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a
wreath of mist; a cup of water. words Yellow or gold color, -- represented in
drawing or engraving by small dots. propositions, presenting a Worthly of
being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable. Denoting
reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's
achievements; they talked of many things. One of two; the one or the other; --
properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one.;
as, The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender
is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender,
usually referring to a specified subject already indicated. Desire or wish, as
in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like. To make an object of study;
to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of
others; to study variety in composition. The Jewish or Mosaic code, and that
part of Scripture where it is written, in distinction from the gospel; hence,
also, the Old Testament., Ere; before; sooner than. Among the North American
Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces,
to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself;
the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert., Yellow or
gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. The state of
being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead., A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Man; a male; any male
person; -- in this sense used substantively. The merrymaking of May Day. To
deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map,
etc.); as, ldquoentered according to act of Congress.rdquo Expressing
entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; --
following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the
church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine
vessels of plants. To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.. propositions,
presenting a Selected To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or
hostility; -- equivalent to against. To be anxious or solicitous; to be
concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective
of measure., and To endue. attention Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine
is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him. The act of
Preferring, or the state of being preferred; the setting of one thing before
another; precedence; higher estimation; predilection; choice; also, the power
or opportunity of choosing; as, to give him his preference.; With careful
consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly;
slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed. One who, or that which is the
object of choice or special favor.. Denoting By that; by how much; by so much;
on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in
sin, the more difficult it is to reform. agent, Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. A parson; the parish
priest. Used in specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a cabin twenty feet by
forty. The objective case of who. See Who., Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. A portion or part;
something. Against. A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and
adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an
individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it?
which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take;
which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1.,
anything The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be., Ere; before;
sooner than. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. Performed;
executed; finished.; Aside; as, to lay by; to put by.. Each of two; the one
and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number. precedes A symbol
representing two units, as 2, II., or ii., Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. A greater quantity, amount,
or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared
with., To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to coordinate
ideas in classification. words A particle that marks an alternative; as, you
may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. phrases, and The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. Serving to introduce something else; leading to the main subject
or business; preliminary; prefatory; as, introductory proceedings; an
introductory discourse. Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as,
they engaged hand to hand. an alternative. As a demonstrative, especially at
the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated,
named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I
saw it was John. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. One who, or
that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other
person or thing. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of last
defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as
indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e.,
ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead
my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the
infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where
the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I
love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's
country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see?
(Matt. xi. 8). Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by
small dots..; as, Any A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.; A
word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. A married
man; a husband; -- correlative to wife. Ere; before; sooner than. The bodily
form of a human being; body; outward appearance; as, of comely person.; --
used In an indefinite manner or degree; without any settled limitation;
vaguely; not with certainty or exactness; as, to use a word indefinitely., and
usually followed Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving
the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral
matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play,
by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as,
by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc. a A relative
pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase,
called its antecedent; as, the relatives ldquowhordquo, ldquowhichrdquo,
ldquothatrdquo. A word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition
of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we,
ye, and they.. An auxiliary A word; a vocable. qualifying A word placed before
nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. That which is meant or
intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was
apparent. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything
is, or is done; by. another A word; a vocable., Character; condition of being;
purpose subserved or office filled. To exert physical or intellectual strength
for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or
reach; to try; to attempt. In a diligent manner; not carelessly; not
negligently; with industry or assiduity.; In many phrases, and in connection
with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. To
exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have existence. Filled with
religious zeal.. An Of or pertaining to compounds which are derivatives of
hydrocarbons; pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a large series of
carbon-containing compounds which are related to the carbon compounds produced
by biological processes (such as methane, oils, fats, sugars, alcohols,
ethers, proteins, etc.) and include many substances of artificial production
which may or may not occur in animals or plants; -- contrasted with inorganic.
Conduct in general; behavior., as a An authoritative ordinance, regulation or
enactment; especially, one made by a Roman emperor, or one affecting
ecclesiastical doctrine or discipline; as, the constitutions of Justinian.
Ere; before; sooner than. To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter
party, under Charter, n., establishing and defining A word placed before nouns
to limit or individualize their meaning. conditions Denoting the agent, or
person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. See Thee. That
which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as, living existences. In a
general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to;
concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as: a Belonging to the
state, or body politic; public. Ere; before; sooner than. Alternate; second;
-- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each
alternate day, every second day. Formed into an organization. Opposite of
unorganized. Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of
goods.., A A subordinate word that is never inflected (a preposition,
conjunction, interjection); or a word that can not be used except in
compositions; as, ward in backward, ly in lovely. As a conjunction, that
retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. marks an alternative;
as, The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective
case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. The
fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. To go over, as characters
or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the
sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is
expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an
alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to
read a book. Ere; before; sooner than. Ability, competency, or possibility; --
now oftener expressed by can. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as,
truth written on the heart., -- As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that
usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or
supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to
which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are
good apples. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be., The pronoun
of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case,
indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. Liberty;
permission; allowance. To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo;
to ruin; to do for. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i. Denoting that by
which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose
or action; due to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of
itself; he did it of necessity. A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. things at The form of the possessive case of the
personal pronoun you. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification., A limit;
a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end. A word used to express negation,
prohibition, denial, or refusal. As well; not only; equally.. As an
indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used
humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk). corresponds Accord;
adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind.
Each of two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any
number.. The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and
objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note
under Ye. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. To support
a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard,
slow or fast. One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two
things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one. In a very general way,
and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs
with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or
passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere
verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
The capital city of England. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or office
filled. A town in Berkshire, England.. As a substance for any noun of the
neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home. Frequent; common; repeated.
connects a Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several
subordinate related groups. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or
time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed
time. words Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by
small dots. propositions, presenting a Worthly of being chosen or preferred;
select; superior; precious; valuable. Denoting identity or equivalence; --
used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition;
as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba. Either
precedes two, or more, cooumlrdinate words or phrases, and is introductory to
an alternative. It is correlative to or.; as, The man or male being (or object
personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated;
a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject
already indicated. The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time
of blossoming; also, the hawthorn. To make an object of study; to aim at
sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of others;
to study variety in composition. Trial by the laws of the land; judicial
remedy; litigation; as, to go law., A particle that marks an alternative; as,
you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. Among the North American Indians, any object
supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a
protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency
which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert., A particle that marks an
alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the
things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. The science of divine
things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and
the way of salvation; theology., Yellow or gold color, -- represented in
drawing or engraving by small dots. Any one; the man or person; -- used
indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun. Desire or wish, as
in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like. To initiate; to introduce
favorably. Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or
state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which
are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are
more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct
substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and
are often enticed into the commission of crimes; she burst into tears;
children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be
seduced into error and folly. Business of any kind; matter of mutual
consideration; affair; dealing.. Extent; limit; degree of comprehension;
inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three hundred. To cause;
to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages. Apposition; connection;
antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand.; Addition; union;
accumulation. affect as a A philter or love potion. The 3d pers. sing. pres.
of Do.; Addition; union; accumulation. That which corrects or counteracts an
evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed
by for or against, formerly by to.; Character; condition of being; purpose
subserved or office filled. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy;
to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.., To plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t.;
Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.; In the western United States, one
who settles on government land before it is legally open to settlement in
order to gain the prior claim that the law gives to the first settler when the
land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who does a thing prematurely or
anticipates another in acting in order to gain an unfair advantage. A particle
expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express
comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It
is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes,
however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then
considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is
expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer
than that you should want.. See Thee. The collection of attributes which make
up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being
is seen in his works.; A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority,
government, or power. Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere
of existence.; Good.., Rather than.; On the fore part; in front, or in the
direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.; In the western United
States, one who settles on government land before it is legally open to
settlement in order to gain the prior claim that the law gives to the first
settler when the land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who does a thing
prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order to gain an unfair
advantage. A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and
adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other,
otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the
nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the
objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a
preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually
introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.. One
of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.; a
Adapted for entering another corresponding piece (the female piece) which is
hollow and which it fits; as, a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a
hole; a male screw, etc.; any An animal of the male sex. A human being spoken
of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any person present.; -- Not out; within;
inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object,
leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context
indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e.,
he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in
at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in
(i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house). As an
adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is
followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town. One of two opposite
directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be
described by the motion of a point, line, or surface. used In a substantive
manner; in substance; essentially.. A certain amount of freedom; permission to
go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such
freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison.; The act of permitting or
allowing; formal consent; authorization; leave; license or liberty granted.;
allowance. Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a
state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit
to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising
to wealth and honor. Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the
performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing. Indicating the
antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement
accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on
account of which a thing is or is done. To secure a copyright on. See Thee. An
inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known. Ere;
before; sooner than. A class to which a certain representation is applicable;
kind; sort. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as,
within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time. (a To enter
the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage,
conveyance, or seat; to reserve{2}; also, to make an arrangement for a
reservation; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater; to
book a reservation at a restaurant., A representation of anything (as a
person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface,
produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a
representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model., To represent by a
map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence,
figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch;
to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business., etc.); as,
ldquoentered according Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward
a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as
a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is
rising to wealth and honor. act Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with
a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the
continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba. The collective
body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a
republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation..rdquo
Denoting Something that is included.; as, The act of putting; an action; a
movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball. The plural of this. See
This. ideas Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or
state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which
are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are
more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct
substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and
are often enticed into the commission of crimes; she burst into tears;
children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be
seduced into error and folly. Different from that which, or the one who, has
been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second of two. words.
In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a pregnant
meaning, or is used elliptically. The act or practice of trafficking by
exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods., Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. In a very general way, and
with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs with
their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive
verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon
that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as,
these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to
ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty
to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. To acquire the
ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor,
or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to
purchase; -- opposed to sell. and To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to
accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to
betray.; Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a
state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit
to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising
to wealth and honor. To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships
continued the fight. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an
adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an
adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he
takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans
were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or
into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in
(i. e., into the house). See Thee. The place where the merchants, brokers, and
bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business; also, the
institution which sets regulations and maintains the physical facilities of
such a place; as, the New York Stock Exchange; a commodity exchange. In this
sense the word was at one time often contracted to 'change, To put forth
effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self., Ere; before;
sooner than. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in
market; auction. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which,
anything is, or is done; by. See Good, n., 3., See 4th Ware., To trade; to
carry on commerce., A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or
may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. anything Other; one or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What
else shall I give? Do you expect anything else?; Addition; union;
accumulation. Commodities of the market.; In many phrases, and in connection
with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. The
thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.; Effect; end;
consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to
his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state. To bear the
charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one
time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a
mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance. At
or in the time of; during; as, on Sunday we abstain from labor. See At
(synonym). A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange,
barter, or trade. as a Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite
sense, and modified by the connected words... Amusement; To make sport in
contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.; Subject of
laughter, derision, or sport.; Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain;
scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful. That which causes merriment.; The act
of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous
treatment which holds one up to ridicule..; As a relative pronoun, that is
equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person
or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or
plural. Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who. diverts; As an adjective,
that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a
noun. Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who. turns A particle that marks an
alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the
things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. draws By that; by how much;
by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we
continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Courage; spirit. Out of
the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by
reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out,
commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure,
emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed
with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state,
etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the
source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the
antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to
Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun;
separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and
often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action
depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from
personal knowledge, or from testimony. Charge, oversight, or management,
implying responsibility for safety and prosperity. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. To make an object of study;
to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of
others; to study variety in composition., and The commoner kind of
frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine,
and other conifers. relaxes and amuses; A plant or an animal, or part of a
plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species;
an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting.; To perform
music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.; To sport; to amuse one's
self.; as, A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning.
diversions Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as,
within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time. The part of
life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or
age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from
infancy, to manhood..; The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being
indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control. During; in the course of. one's
appetites, desires, Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or
engraving by small dots. inclinations; -- By that; by how much; by so much; on
that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin,
the more difficult it is to reform. Extremely different; inconsistent;
contrary; repugnant; antagonistic. Denoting the material of which anything is
composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a
wreath of mist; a cup of water. Restraint over one's self; self-control;
self-command., and The denial of one's self; forbearing to gratify one's own
desires; self-sacrifice..; Stated; fixed; as, in a given time. Hence, it
indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an
aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement,
or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. Being
of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling
affair.; Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable;
conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked coin; a marked instance. With denotes
or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association,
connection, or the like. Not becoming; unsuitable; unfit; indecorous;
improper. Lack of gravity and earnestness in deportment or character; trifling
gayety; frivolity; sportiveness; vanity.; Weak; helpless; frail.; Having an
interest; concerned in a cause or in consequences; liable to be affected or
prejudiced; as, an interested witness; an interested party. In an especial
manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree. With
reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood
in a blaze of light. Being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as,
a trifling debt; a trifling affair. matters. A The smaller hosts distributed
in the communion of the laity. To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent
to for that, in that, for the reason that, because. marks an alternative; as,
The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective
case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye.
Desire or wish, as in prayer, imprecation, benediction, and the like. To study
by reading; as, he read for the bar. A particle that marks an alternative; as,
you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from
their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn. Hence, to compose or produce, as
an author., -- To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might,
and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc. The third person
singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense;
as, he is; he is a man. See Be., The pronoun of the second person, in the
nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons
addressed. See the Note under Ye. The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called
from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn. To make ready for an
object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or
sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only. A symbol representing a
unit, as 1, or i. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time;
from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. things at The form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you.
To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify., Otherwise than that;
that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that. A word used to express
negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal. As well; not only; equally.. As a
demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that
which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which
apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John. corresponds In a very general
way, and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive
verbs with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter
or passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere
verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two things, but
sometimes of a larger number, for any one.. The pronoun of the second person,
in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or
persons addressed. See the Note under Ye. The fifth month of the year,
containing thirty-one days. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the
saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast. Either precedes two, or
more, cooumlrdinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an alternative.
It is correlative to or. In a very general way, and with innumerable varieties
of application, to connects transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect
object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs with a following
noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it
contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these remarks were
addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to ourselves; a substance
sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty to God and to our
parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. The capital city of England. Yellow
or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.
Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one
that you will offend him. A town in Berkshire, England.. As a substitute for
such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the
like; as, how is it with the sick man? Frequently; many times; not seldom.
connects a A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting
them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; -- opposed
to parallel. The parts so arranged are said to be in series. In a general
sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to;
concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as: words A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. propositions, presenting a
Act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more
things that which is preferred; the determination of the mind in preferring
one thing to another; election. Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with
a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the
continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba. Either precedes
two, or more, cooumlrdinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an
alternative. It is correlative to or.; as, The chemical symbol for helium. A
maiden. Mental occupation; absorbed or thoughtful attention; meditation;
contemplation. In mathematics: The rule according to which anything, as the
change of value of a variable, or the value of the terms of a series,
proceeds; mode or order of sequence., A particle that marks an alternative;
as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at
your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either
to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. Any substance administered in the treatment of
disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a drug; a pharmaceutical; a
medicament; a remedy; physic., Ere; before; sooner than. The science of divine
things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and
the way of salvation; theology., A particle that marks an alternative; as, you
may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely,
and usually followed by a relative pronoun. The early part or springtime of
life. To initiate; to introduce favorably. Expressing penetration beyond the
outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a
letter or book; to look into an apartment. To buy and sell or exchange
property in a single instance.. dissipating By that; by how much; by so much;
on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in
sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Essential quality; property;
attribute. Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to
attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of
courage; the gate of heaven. enjoying anything; That which pleases; a favor; a
gratification. Ere; before; sooner than. That which satisfies or gratifies;
atonement., as With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence
considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor. See Thee.
To invest with property. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. The state or condition of being occupied; as, occupancy by
more than 250 people is dangerous and unlawful. Denoting the agent, or person
by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. anything; The having,
holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or
occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful. and A stab of iron welded
to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down,
by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.; as, By that; by how much; by so
much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue
in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. That which gives pleasure or keen
satisfaction. Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that
which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a
cup of water. an The great classes or orders of a community or state (as the
clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of England) or their representatives
who administer the government; as, the estates of the realm (England), which
are (1) the lords spiritual, (2) the lords temporal, (3) the commons..; Out of
the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by
reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out,
commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure,
emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed
with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state,
etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the
source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the
antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to
Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun;
separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and
often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action
depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from
personal knowledge, or from testimony. As a demonstrative pronoun, this
denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just
mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned. to recognize or identify (a
person).; away., From this reason; therefore; -- as an inference or
deduction., Shorn; shaven. Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of
the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting
the spirits. Ere; before; sooner than. A learned person or one of high
intelligence;; Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody.; Of or pertaining to
the flesh; corporeal.; pertaining Apposition; connection; antithesis;
opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand., A particle that marks an
alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the
things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. consisting A reeumlntrant
angle; a nook or corner., A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste,
or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the
senses, of the desires, of the heart. Denoting that from which anything
proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a
race of kings; he is of noble blood. See Thee. senses, Ere; before; sooner
than. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. An indulgent act; favor granted; gratification. Denoting the agent, or
person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. appetites;
wordly. A Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or
taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act.; a To give recompense; to make
amends or requital.; a Something given freely or without recompense; a free
gift; a present.. ; -- stated precisely; -- of the meaning of words or
concepts. Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving the
meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a
thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street.
It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as,
by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc. active The situation
of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens
directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite
when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180deg; -- signified by the
symbol &unr_;; as, &unr_; &jupiter_; &sun_;, opposition of Jupiter to the
sun.; as, One and one; twice one. In a bitter manner. acting in opposition to;
as, the opposing sector of the same muscle group. schools Denoting relation to
place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people
of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod. The act of thinking; the exercise of
the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation.. Apposition; The
persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist
connection.; antithesis; The situation of a heavenly body with respect to
another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially,
the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of
the sun 180deg; -- signified by the symbol &unr_;; as, &unr_; &jupiter_;
&sun_;, opposition of Jupiter to the sun.; as, The plural of he, she, or it.
They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes
refers to persons without an antecedent expressed. Involved; esp., involved in
a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships continued the fight. Power of
performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity. As sign of the
infinitive, to had originally the use of last defined, governing the
infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as indirect object with a
preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e., ready unto going; good
to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead my life pleasantly. But
it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the infinitive, even in
situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where the infinitive is
direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I love learning; to die
for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the
infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage formerly allowed the
prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see? (Matt. xi. 8). A
gambling game played by American Indians, consisting of guessing the
whereabouts of bits of ivory or the like, which are passed rapidly from hand
to hand.. Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal;
curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative. To weary; to overlabor. A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Having a body
or material form; physical; corporeal; consisting of matter. The act of
exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power
or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion
of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an
exertion for him to move, to-day., In an especial manner; chiefly;
particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree. At what time; at, during, or
after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.
fatiguing, Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long
continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks., Yellow or gold
color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Not avoidable;
incapable of being shunned or prevented; inevitable; necessary; as,
unavoidable troubles., With reference to physical surrounding, personal
states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness;
to live in fear. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts;
division. Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to;
leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure,
setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or
procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is
construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action,
state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently,
the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the
antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to
Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun;
separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and
often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action
depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from
personal knowledge, or from testimony. Tending to, engaged in, or provocative
of, sport; gay; frolicsome; playful; merry. To put in practice; to carry out
in action; to perform the duties of; to use; to employ; to practice; as, to
exercise authority; to exercise an office.; To harden; to make hard., Well
furnished with muscles; having well-developed muscles; brawny; hence, strong;
powerful; vigorous; as, a muscular body or arm. To stimulate. marked with a
destination; -- of mail or parcels; as, I throw away all mail directed to
`resident'. Opposite of unaddressed. The preposition to primarily indicates
approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and
attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement
toward; -- opposed to from. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in
distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others
another. Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to
produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any
purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments
useful in a family; books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful
arts. To come to the ultimate point; to be finished; to come to a close; to
cease; to terminate; as, a voyage ends; life ends; winter ends., as
agriculture, manufactures, and Having the same, or nearly the same,
appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar;
alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are
like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.; An
element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical. To
labor; to work; -- often with out.; The act of exerting, or putting into
motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp.
a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength or power; an
exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an exertion for him to move,
to-day.; To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to
accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form
desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth.., Full of use,
advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable
for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial;
profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a family;
books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful arts. A special duty,
trust, charge, or position, conferred by authority and for a public purpose; a
position of trust or authority; as, an executive or judical office; a
municipal office.; advantage given formally or officially.; As adverb: To such
a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing. A relative
pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but sometimes
with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to a
following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to
something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and genders, and was
formerly used of persons. promotes A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid
for a loan; -- usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent
per annum on ten thousand dollars. A particle that marks an alternative; as,
you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used
especially of language.; A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the
proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company,
but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.; avail., A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. The quality of
being efficient or producing an effect or effects; efficient power; effectual
agency. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source,
descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood. an
To assault with an engine., In an especial manner; chiefly; particularly;
peculiarly; in an uncommon degree. a Any exhalation. a. amp n. from pump.
(Pronounced, in this sense, &unr_;&unr_;&unr_;&unr_;&unr_;.) To rack; to
torture., as Regulated or determined by a standard; hence, equal; uniform;
graduated; limited; moderated; as, he walked with measured steps; he expressed
himself in no measured terms. Used in specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a
cabin twenty feet by forty. To ferment, as a liquid. p. p. from Do, and
formerly the infinitive. Out of the common path; aside; -- used in
composition, giving the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental,
or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line,
by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition
than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc.
a Certainty. That which can be increased, diminished, or measured; especially
(Math.), anything to which mathematical processes are applicable. Denoting
reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's
achievements; they talked of many things. To feed with fuel.; usually, By
that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives;
as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. The
state or quality of being numerable or countable. Denoting that by which a
person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or
action; due to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself;
he did it of necessity. pounds Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing
by which, anything is, or is done; by. Any liquid secretion, humor, or the
like, resembling water; esp., the urine. turned upward; as, she left the room
with her face lifted. To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole;
to unite; to assimilite. To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly. Against. A single
unit; as, one is the base of all numbers. A quantity that fills a bushel
measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples. Denoting nearness or
distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town;
within an hour of the appointed time. To mark or delineate with charcoal. (94
lbs. Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities
belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly as a term of reproach. That which is
established as a rule or model by authority, custom, or general consent;
criterion; test.), A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or
may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving the
meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a
thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street.
It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as,
by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc. 1 cwt. (112 lbs.,
England, Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small
dots. 100 lbs., Combined; joined; made one. States)., See Thee. The act of
gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.
Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is
done; by. one's The individual as the object of his own reflective
consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his
mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own
feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a
distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.; Disposed or
accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering. Extent; limit; degree of
comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three
hundred. To requite; to recompense. one's Belonging to; belonging exclusively
or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun,
as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or
intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as,
my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price. desires; The
act of sacrificing one's self, or one's interest, for others; self-devotion..,
etc. In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a
pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. To be the sign of; to betoken; to
signify; to mean. a Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact;
strict; as, a close translation. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you
may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a
descendant in the direct line. Reference; respect; regard. During; in the
course of. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose;
antipathy. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by
small dots. An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural,
acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy. See hostilities; -- Equal in worth or
value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and
value; of the same import or meaning. In a very general way, and with
innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs with their
remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs
with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that
of for, but it contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these
remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to
ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty
to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. against. A single
unit; as, one is the base of all numbers. Denoting that by which a person or
thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; due
to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of
necessity. The objective case of who. See Who. inquires A drinking cup; a
vessel for holding liquids. To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to
have existence. successful or assured of success; as, a self-made man. as In a
very general way, and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects
transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns,
and neuter or passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action.
Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
See Thee. Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence
with an original condition; purity., Legal or moral qualification, as of age,
residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding
office, for marrying, for making contracts, wills, etc.; legal power or right;
competency., and A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a
specified condition)., Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name
or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the
continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba. another. As To
make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs.
Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity
mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some
of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. See Thee. An infinitive
form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood; the infinitive mood.,
Addition; union; accumulation. See Have. At first; at the origin; at the time
of formation or costruction; as, a book originally written by another hand. A
word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Occasion or
need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book. In a general
sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to;
concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as: A load; a heavy burden;
hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4,000 lbs., but
varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last
of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn,
ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one
quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red
herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty
dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or
feathers, 1,700 lbs. defined, Holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling;
as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state. See Thee. Unlimited; not
bounded or restricted; undefined. as a Consisting in, or having to do with,
words only; dealing with words rather than with the ideas intended to be
conveyed; as, a verbal critic; a verbal change. A word used as the designation
or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a
substantive., and forming a connection; as, a connecting corridor. As a
demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that
which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which
apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John. as Not straightforward or
upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive. Any set of data
that is or can be manipulated or referenced by a computer program as a single
entity; -- the term may be used broadly, to include files, images (such as
icons on the screen), or small data structures. With denotes or expresses some
situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the
like. a In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2.
A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part
of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action. A particle
that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may
do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to
either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. adjective; To
this degree or extent; so far; so; as, thus wise; thus peaceble; thus bold.,
Fitted or arranged for immediate use; causing no delay for lack of being
prepared or furnished. Addition; union; accumulation. The fashion or mode; as,
quite the go., As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc..E is the third
tone of the model diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a tone which is
intermediate between D and E.., Offering itself at once; at hand; opportune;
convenient; near; easy. Until; till. The act of moving in any manner;
traveling; as, the going is bad.; Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a
piano. To make one's way slowly., The nominative case of the pronoun of the
first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself..E is
the third tone of the model diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a tone which is
intermediate between D and E.., Not small, insignificant, or of no account;
considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a
good share or part, etc. Since; because; introducing a reason of something
before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of
an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to
since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very
general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before. Something
fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.; In our old authors, I was
often used for ay (or aye), yes, which is pronounced nearly like it. To
perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to
do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can. Of or belonging to me;
-- used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the
predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine. Being in the greatest or highest
degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the
utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness. Effect; end; consequence; as,
the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent
factions exist to the prejudice of the state. The announcement by one voice
part of a theme to be repeated by the other parts. Of or belonging to me; --
used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the
predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine. A history of the acts and events of
a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton. In a pleasant
manner.. A thrust in fencing. As an indefinite object after some intransitive
verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i.
e., to walk). 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. To arrive in sight; to be
manifest; to appear. The preposition to primarily indicates approach and
arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it,
access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; --
opposed to from. To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday. By
that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives;
as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. almost
A number expressing some property or condition of a substance or of an
instrument of precision; as, the dielectric constant of quartz; the
collimation constant of a transit instrument. To set or appoint beforehand; to
settle or establish antecedently. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally
the use of last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and
connecting it as indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus,
ready to go, i.e., ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do
my utmost to lead my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost
constant prefix to the infinitive, even in situations where it has no
prepositional meaning, as where the infinitive is direct object or subject;
thus, I love to learn, i.e., I love learning; to die for one's country is
noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the infinitive denotes the
design or purpose, good usage formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to;
as, what went ye out for see? (Matt. xi. 8). A word placed before nouns to
limit or individualize their meaning. In the manner of an infinitive mood., To
act up to; to keep pace with. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an
hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. situations At or in
which place; at the place in which; hence, in the case or instance in which;
-- used relatively. As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it
snows; it rains. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. Not any; not one; none; as,
yes, we have no bananas; -- often used as a quantifier. Of or pertaining to a
preposition; of the nature of a preposition. Sense; power of thinking., as
Whether. See Thee. Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined. The third
person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present
tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. To put a direction or address upon; to
mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to
superscribe; as, to direct a letter. anything defined as an object within an
object-oriented programming language. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in
drawing or engraving by small dots. That in which any quality, attribute, or
relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these
appertain; substance; substratum.; In this or that manner; on this wise., As a
numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc. To have a feeling of love for; to
regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to
love one's country; to love one's God. As sign of the infinitive, to had
originally the use of last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun,
and connecting it as indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus,
ready to go, i.e., ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do
my utmost to lead my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost
constant prefix to the infinitive, even in situations where it has no
prepositional meaning, as where the infinitive is direct object or subject;
thus, I love to learn, i.e., I love learning; to die for one's country is
noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the infinitive denotes the
design or purpose, good usage formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to;
as, what went ye out for see? (Matt. xi. 8). To communicate knowledge to; to
teach., As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc..E is the third tone of
the model diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate
between D and E.., As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc. The object of
affection; -- often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his
arms; his greatest love was reading. The knowledge or skill received by
instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or
literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great
learning.; Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin;
he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of
the state. A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give
a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or
surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking
up sheet metal, etc. Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old
English, the reason of anything. one's A tract of land; a region; the
territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region,
and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence,
or citizenship. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. A person of
rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer., As a numeral, I stands for 1, II
for 2, etc..The fifth letter of the English alphabet.., See Thee. The act of
expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life. Indicating that in favor
of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of;
in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against. one's The inhabitants of
the district from which a jury is drawn.. Whereas. See Thee. An infinitive
form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood; the infinitive mood. denotes
By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done;
preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or
carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil
intention or purpose; scheme; plot. Ere; before; sooner than. To propose, as
an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be
accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an
infinitive or dependent clause., Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in
good earnest; in good sooth. Experience. In time past, either in time
immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore.
allowed See Thee. prefixing Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by
which, anything is, or is done; by. Indicating the space or time through which
an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her
mind. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning.
Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged
in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state.;
as, Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an adverbial sense, as nearly
equivalent to how; as, what happy boys! Course; way; path; journey; direction.
an old method of printing the article the (AS. thorne), the ldquoyrdquo being
used in place of the Anglo-Saxon thorn (thorn). It is sometimes incorrectly
pronounced yemacr. See The, and Thorn, n., 4. To make public a secret of (a
person); -- used especially of publicizing the fact that a person is
homosexual; as, the gay members were not pleased to be outed by the
investigator. Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the
performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs,
or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally
followed by all, aught, anything, etc. Figuratively: To have intellectual
apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often
followed by a preposition, as through, or into.? (See Matte.. The Roman number
symbolizing the value eleven. Used after a noun it may symbolize the ordinal
number; as, Superbowl XI.. 8). Supported by reason or probability; practically
sufficient; -- opposed to legal or demonstrable; as, a moral evidence; a moral
certainty. Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or
asserted rank, part, or position.; A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. principles and motives To introduce, a reason or
cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because. The
complete apparatus used to control a mechanism or machine in operation, as a
flying machine in flight; By that; by how much; by so much; on that account;
-- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more
difficult it is to reform. The state of being which begins with generation,
birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this
state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its
organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; -- used of all
animal and vegetable organisms.; as, a An adult male person; a grown-up male
person, as distinguished from a woman or a child. During; in the course of.
The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation;
as, a man's character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.;
Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal adjective or adjective
pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but
this use is now obsolete. A written statement as to behavior, competency,
etc., given to a servant. saves The objective case of he. See He. Out of the
neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason
of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement
of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence,
separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates,
the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as
setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the
occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of
to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword
from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the
fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from
bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it
proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony. The
act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of
something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight
evidence, or upon no evidence.., Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar;
they danced to the music of a piano. To stretch out; to prolong in space; to
carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to
extend a cord across the street.; Hence, it indicates motion, course, or
tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of
being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going
to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. To be extended, or to bear
extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.; Comparison;
as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you
will offend him. An attack; an assault. To come or go out; to get out or away;
to become public.; In a very general way, and with innumerable varieties of
application, to connects transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect
object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs with a following
noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it
contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these remarks were
addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to ourselves; a substance
sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty to God and to our
parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put,
contracted from putteth. Throughly; from beginning to end., as a An elementary
piece of the mechanism of a lock., a one of the elements which, taken
together, comprise a set., Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically
designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an
unspecified task, work, or thing. imp. amp p. p. of Hold., Ere; before; sooner
than. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. To
be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to
enjoy.., Extended area., Before; sooner than.; Earlier; sooner than; until
then.; In the western United States, one who settles on government land before
it is legally open to settlement in order to gain the prior claim that the law
gives to the first settler when the land is opened to settlement; hence, any
one who does a thing prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order to
gain an unfair advantage. A particle expressing comparison, used after certain
adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better,
other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared
in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in
the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a
preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually
introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.. A a.
amp n. from Flow, v. i. amp t. With reference to a whole which includes or
comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment
in the army. Ere; before; sooner than. On; -- used in all the senses of that
word, with which it is interchangeable.; Influence; power.. considered as
establishing a To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding
verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb. A interrogative
pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect
questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among
several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the
house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die?
See the Note under What, pron., 1. limits; a That which restricts; limitation;
restraint; as, restrictions on trade.; a The act of qualifying, or the
condition of being qualified.; a restraining That which must exist as the
occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order
that something else should take effect; an essential qualification;
stipulation; terms specified., defining Circumlocution; detail., A particle
that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may
do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to
either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. qualifying
The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power
of recalling a past sensation or perception.; as, limitations Denoting
possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the
apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of
heaven. A small degree or quantity; a trifle; as, a thought longer; a thought
better..; as, Addition; Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will,
affections, or the like; harmony; concord.; accumulation. Hence, it indicates
motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or
anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or
action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. To
obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of;
to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to
make prisoner; as, to take an army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or
befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune,
or the like. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement, dignity, or
importance; especially, social rank or position; condition; also, official
station; occupation; calling.; Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to
twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him. To come by chance; to
come without previous expectation; to fall out.; as, See Thee. An assembly for
worship; as, to attend meeting on Sunday; -- in England, applied distinctively
and disparagingly to the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters. The first and
third persons singular of the verb be, in the indicative mood, preterit
(imperfect) tense; as, I was; he was. In the service of; connected with; a
member of; as, he is on a newspaper; on a committee. The fifth day of the
week, following Wednesday and preceding Friday.. A reeumlntrant angle; a A
narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; a corner; a
recess; a secluded retreat. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or
engraving by small dots. Direction; quarter.. one's Nature; natural instinct
or disposition. To keep in view; to behold; to look at; to view; to gaze
upon.; Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a
propitious breeze. aspect; To make a show of; to pretend.; Not hostile; as, a
friendly power or state. Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind,
especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind.; A
kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.; Well, --
especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied;
equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible. To exercise
an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree...; To
denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes
equivalent to by. Appeal. As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use
of last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it
as indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go,
i.e., ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to
lead my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to
the infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as
where the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e.,
I love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's
country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see?
(Matt. xi. 8). a Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; not broken or
fractured; unimpaired; uninjured; integral; as, a whole orange; the egg is
whole; the vessel is whole. Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who. includes
Ere; before; sooner than. comprises A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which
anything is divided, or regarded as divided; something less than a whole; a
number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as going to make up, with
others, a larger number, quantity, mass, etc., whether actually separate or
not; a piece; a fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent.
Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; -- often in
composition; as, a pleasant-spoken man. Denoting reference to a thing; about;
concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of
many things.; as, See Thee. The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal
or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has
a preeumlminence in the combined effect. With reference to a whole which
includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the
first regiment in the army. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. The
collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or
manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the
case may be, lodgers or boarders.; See Thee. Preceding all others of a series
or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first
year of a reign. To form into classified units or bodies; to systematize
according to classes, districts or the like. One who is in office; -- the
opposite of out. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. army. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. The common people; the vulgar; the multitude, -- comprehending all
persons not distinguished by rank, office, education, or profession.; See
Thee. The people; the community. Persons, generally; an indefinite number of
men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people;
-- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man
in German; as, people in adversity.; See Thee. The amount or number by which
one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted;
especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed
those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five
hundred votes. See Plurality. During; in the course of. One's subjects; fellow
citizens; companions; followers., Yellow or gold color, -- represented in
drawing or engraving by small dots. During; in the course of. a A body of
people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same
place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a
number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of
interests.. phrases, and A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i. Originally,
an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always
substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What,
pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or
which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of
that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to
things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals,
plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of
persons, meaning the person that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever.
The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood,
present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. One who is in office; -- the
opposite of out. Any service other than that of ordination and the Mass; any
prescribed religious service.; -- See Thee. Placed directly in front of
another part or organ, as a stamen which stands before a petal. Denoting
nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of
the town; within an hour of the appointed time. A place or space outside of
something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; --
chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question.
See under In.. A The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun.; esp.
a Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead (the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost); an hypostasis. switched on. To denote a
connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.;
hence, on the side of. another Near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there
was no person by at the time. The act of marrying, or the state of being
married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife;
wedlock; matrimony. Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to,
or as more likely than, the other; somewhat. A particle expressing comparison,
used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or
diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually
followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however,
the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then
considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is
expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer
than that you should want. Aside; as, to lay by; to put by. Relationship by
descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.; -- used A
reeumlntrant angle; a nook or corner. a Free from constraint or obligation;
not bound by duty, habit, etc.; -- with from or of. and Not definite; not
limited, defined, or specified; not explicit; not determined or fixed upon;
not precise; uncertain; vague; confused; obscure; as, an indefinite time,
plan, etc., and At times; at intervals; not always; now and then;
occasionally. a Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.,
Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility;
feeling.. In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a
pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. To mark out plainly; to signify by
a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out;
as, the hands of the clock denote the hour. a To bring together the parts of;
to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up. A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. In the line
of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line. Reference;
respect; regard. Denoting passage from one state to another; from. Repugnance;
contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy. A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. An act of an open enemy; a
hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy.
See hostilities; -- Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; --
applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle. The
preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the
direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or
tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. against.
Consisting Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as,
within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time. a Older,
younger, or more remote, by single generation; -- often used before grand to
indicate one degree more remote in the direct line of descent; as,
great-grandfather (a grandfather's or a grandmother's father), great-grandson,
etc. The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages,
as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the
form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names
of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the
word as one, or as more than one.; Consisting of poetic numbers; rhythmical;
measured and counted; melodious; musical.; Shorn; shaven. Not many; small,
limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or
individuals constituting a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people..
Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike;
dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health;
different shapes; different degrees of excellence. Out of the neighborhood of;
lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid
of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being,
state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc.,
are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space
or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or
beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of
which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is
one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side;
light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have
all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse;
the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men
judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony. To introduce, a
reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that,
because. A relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or
clause, but sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a
sentence, or to a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference,
however, to something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and
genders, and was formerly used of persons., Ere; before; sooner than. A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. A symbol
representing a unit, as 1, or i. Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later,
a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular
or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who
and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as
relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons
(corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less
properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as
compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person
that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever., 3d pers. sing. pres. of
Have. The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense
plural of Be. See 1st Bee. specified; A word used to express negation,
prohibition, denial, or refusal. By that; by how much; by so much; on that
account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the
more difficult it is to reform. Not different or other; not another or others;
identical; unchanged.; Wot not; know not; knows not. The same; the selfsame;
the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing.; additional;
Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary;
subordinate; inferior. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a
number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had
some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. The
sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than
three; two units or objects.. words, With reference to movement or tendency
toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to
put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in
God. A retinue of servants; a household. phrases, and To inclose; to take in;
to harvest. a communications channel; as, my cell phone had a bad connection.
To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its
stars; a bride with a large fortune. A retinue of servants; a household.
Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day,
that is, each alternate day, every second day. words, Effect; end;
consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to
his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state. 3d pers. sing.
pres. of Have. a Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with
young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth. That which is
meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was
apparent., Ere; before; sooner than. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. used With a part omitted; as, elliptically expressed.. 3The
nominal of the second tone in the model major scale (that in C), or of the
fourth tone in the relative minor scale of C (that in A minor), or of the key
tone in the relative minor of F. Light blue; grayish blue; -- a term applied
to different shades at different periods.. To cry out; to complain.. pres.
Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source,
descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood. To
hold, regard, or esteem.. a Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered;
burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain,
disappointment. To denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance,
assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of. Full of, or burdened by,
import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious. See Content, n., The
quality or state of being significant., Yellow or gold color, -- represented
in drawing or engraving by small dots. That which passes, flows, or is sent
out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of
bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.; Filled with emotions. Denoting
that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the
like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood. That which follows
something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.
results; Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important;
forcible; serious; momentous.; as, A pregnant woman. replies. Perception by
the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.; A mechanical
agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power;
steam power; hand power, etc. Denoting the material of which anything is
composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a
wreath of mist; a cup of water. Having the faculty of thought; cogitative;
capable of a regular train of ideas; as, man is a thinking being.., To make
yellow; to cause to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow. Yellow or
gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Money;
riches; wealth. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a
false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to
appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts
were colored by his prejudices., -- represented The specific signification of
in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment,
encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving
within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of
as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its
different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes
is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among. The process of
pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving
rollers, to prepare it for spinning. A particle that marks an alternative; as,
you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your
pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to
London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions,
presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity,
or he may enter into trade. An impression from an engraved plate, block of
wood, or other material; a print. Near; in the neighborhood; present; as,
there was no person by at the time. Same as Little go. See under Little, a.
dots. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. Next after the second; coming after two others; -- the ordinal of
three; as, the third hour in the day. To represent as a person; to personify;
to impersonate. Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all
and singular. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or
quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to
spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. A word placed
before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Enduring; solid; firm;
substantial. A word; a vocable. To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was
on Thursday., With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part
spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army. A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. Pointing out;
bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or
obvious. Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive,
possible, conditional, hypothetical, obligatory, imperitive, etc., without
regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the
indicative mood; the imperitive mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive
mood. Same as Mode., To nominate for support at a public school or other
institution . One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding
auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified;
the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.; as, The
chemical symbol for helium. The third person singular of the substantive verb
be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be.;
The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is
assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually
referring to a specified subject already indicated. The third person singular
of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is;
he is a man. See Be. a One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or
draughts, are played.. The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the
see of Rome. To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality
or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate,
that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or
as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate
being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an
animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation
is the cessation of existence; that is the man.. used With reference to
movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes
equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in
death; to put our trust in God. By that; by how much; by so much; on that
account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the
more difficult it is to reform. Constitution; mode of construction,
organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government. Denoting
nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of
the town; within an hour of the appointed time. an Omission. See Ellipsis...
Accompaniment; as, This or that female; the woman understood or referred to;
the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was
spoken of. imp. of Sing. Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency
toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being
regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a
trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. Belonging or pertaining to him; --
used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers
are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete. A
stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger,
and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of
catgut, -- played upon with the fingers.; The plural of he, she, or it. They
is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes
refers to persons without an antecedent expressed. danced As sign of the
infinitive, to had originally the use of last defined, governing the
infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as indirect object with a
preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e., ready unto going; good
to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead my life pleasantly. But
it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the infinitive, even in
situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where the infinitive is
direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I love learning; to die
for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the
infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage formerly allowed the
prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see? (Matt. xi. 8). A
word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. The written
and printed notation of a musical composition; the score. Denoting the agent,
or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. a A
well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and
consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension,
struck by hammers moved by keys.. A A legal dissolution of the marriage
contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is
properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
Given. In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along
with; as, come and sit by me. a Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of
respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law. With privilege or
possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by
descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. accordance To denote
association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the
company of. Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or
resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish. An oath, as in the presence
of a court.; also, A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. An example for instruction or warning. attesting Hence, it indicates
motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or
anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or
action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. By that;
by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the
longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. The separation
of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et
toro (or a mensa et thoro), ldquofrom bed and boardrdquo.. A word placed
before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. act A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Stately. Denoting the
material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a
throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.
possessing, A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may
write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another. as one's To hold as
property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or
possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.. Denoting A particular portion
constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book,
speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause. Out of the neighborhood
of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by
aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action,
being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation,
etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of
space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or
beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of
which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is
one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side;
light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have
all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse;
the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men
judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony. Any person,
indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should
do one's self. To set; to settle; to establish. Accord; adaptation; as, an
occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. another; Out of the
neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason
of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement
of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence,
separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates,
the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as
setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the
occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of
to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword
from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the
fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from
bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it
proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony..; As
Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a
type; hence, sometimes, a picture. In a general sense, from, or out from;
proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety
of applications; as: By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; --
used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more
difficult it is to reform. In the manner of an infinitive mood.,
Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a
piano. See Have. In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily;
from the beginning or origin; not by derivation, or imitation. By that; by how
much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer
we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Common occurrence;
ordinary experience. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating
origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of
noble blood. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost. defined, Holding the
superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party
in a state. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. An infinitive form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood; the
infinitive mood. as a Expressed in words, whether spoken or written, but
commonly in spoken words; hence, spoken; oral; not written; as, a verbal
contract; verbal testimony. A word used as the designation or appellation of a
creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive., and
syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence. As a substance
for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home. as Not
straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.
Sight; show; appearance; aspect. See Withe. a In the direction toward which
stars appear to move. See Following, 2. A word which affirms or predicates
something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action,
or the suffering of action. Ere; before; sooner than. adjective; In this or
that manner; on this wise., Not slow or hesitating; quick in action or
perception of any kind; dexterous; prompt; easy; expert; as, a ready
apprehension; ready wit; a ready writer or workman. The preposition to
primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a
place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without
arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. To be with young; to be
pregnant; to gestate., I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its
form from the Phoelignician, through the Latin and the Greek. The
Phoelignician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was
nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically
I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L.
bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. thornynne; E. dominion, donjon,
dungeon..E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a
tone which is intermediate between D and E.., On the point; about; on the
brink; near; -- with a following infinitive. Until; till. Carrying on its
ordinary business; conducting business, or carried on, with an indefinite
prospect of continuance; -- chiefly used in the phrases a going business,
concern, etc.; Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
especially by at. In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to
has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. To take food; to feed;
especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board., I, the
ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form from the Phoelignician,
through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoelignician letter was probably of
Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of the Italian
I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j,
g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS.
thornynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon..E is the third tone of the model
diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D and
E.., Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the
phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point
toward which motion is made; &unr_;ntending to go to. Something fit to be
eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.; As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for
2, etc. To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note. Of or belonging to
me; -- used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the
predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine. Being in the greatest or highest
degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the
utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness. Accompaniment; as, she sang to
his guitar; they danced to the music of a piano. A role for a leading man or
leading woman; also, one who plays such a role. Of or belonging to me; -- used
always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate;
as, the book is mine. See Mine. The potential principle, or force, by which
the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance
of their several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded
as physical or spiritual. In a pleasant manner.. The end; esp. the larger or
thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. Now disused in
this sense, being replaced by butt{2}. See 1st Butt. As a substance for any
noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home. 3d pers. sing.
pres. of Have. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or
some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go. Comparison; as, three is to
nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him. To
take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday. A word placed before
nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. almost A number whose value,
when ascertained (as by observation) and substituted in a general mathematical
formula expressing an astronomical law, completely determines that law and
enables predictions to be made of its effect in particular cases. That which
is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with
the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con-
in conjure. Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a
husband to her mind. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. An infinitive form of the verb; a verb in the infinitive mood;
the infinitive mood., Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from
irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action; as, even ground; an
even speed; an even course of conduct. With reference to circumstances or
conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light.
situations Whereas. As a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a
sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned,
or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John. 3d
pers. sing. pres. of Have. A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as,
to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it. Of or pertaining to a
preposition; of the nature of a preposition. That which is meant or intended;
intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent., as
Whether. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. In the manner of an infinitive mood. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and
residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to
direct a letter. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the
way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible and persists for an
appreciable time; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects
in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. The incident, scene,
figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.; The
commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the
long-leaved pine, and other conifers., I, the ninth letter of the English
alphabet, takes its form from the Phoelignician, through the Latin and the
Greek. The Phoelignician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original
value was nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete.
Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent,
beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. thornynne; E. dominion,
donjon, dungeon. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate
affection for, one of the opposite sex. Extent; limit; degree of
comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three
hundred. To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study,
or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to
acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson;
to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth
about something., I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form
from the Phoelignician, through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoelignician
letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same
as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most
closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin,
AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. thornynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon..E is the third
tone of the model diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a tone which is
intermediate between D and E.., I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet,
takes its form from the Phoelignician, through the Latin and the Greek. The
Phoelignician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was
nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically
I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L.
bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. thornynne; E. dominion, donjon,
dungeon. To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will;
as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's
God. The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the
learning of telegraphy.; Addition; union; accumulation. That which is, or
might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance. Indicating that
in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done. one's
Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. A European fish; the lyrie., In our old authors, I was often
used for ay (or aye), yes, which is pronounced nearly like it..E is the third
tone of the model diatonic scale. Eflat (E flat) is a tone which is
intermediate between D and E.., See Thee. In the act of dying; destined to
death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies. Because; by reason that; for
that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything. one's A jury, as
representing the citizens of a country.. At or in which place; at the place in
which; hence, in the case or instance in which; -- used relatively. By that;
by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the
longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Unlimited; not
bounded or restricted; undefined. denotes A word placed before nouns to limit
or individualize their meaning. The realization of an inventive or decorative
plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception
or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of
a fine design. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may
write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not
both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor.
It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of
either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into
trade. To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or
object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed
by an infinitive or dependent clause., That which possesses desirable
qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit,
excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. Experience. In time
past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of
old; heretofore. allowed A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize
their meaning. prefixing During; in the course of. Indicating that in favor of
which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in
favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against. Character; condition of
being; purpose subserved or office filled. See Thee. Addition; union;
accumulation.; as, As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions
regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what
poem is this? what child is lost? Course; way; path; journey; direction. Yea;
yes. To make public a secret of (a person); -- used especially of publicizing
the fact that a person is homosexual; as, the gay members were not pleased to
be outed by the investigator. Indicating the space or time through which an
action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of. To
have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go
to see a friend.? (See Matte.. The Roman number symbolizing the value eleven.
Used after a noun it may symbolize the ordinal number; as, Superbowl XI.. 8).
In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a pregnant
meaning, or is used elliptically. A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance
with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce. Something that
may be grasped; means of support. Denoting reference to a thing; about;
concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements; they talked of
many things. With, as means, way, process, etc.; through means of; with aid
of; through; through the act or agency of; as, a city is destroyed by fire;
profit is made by commerce; to take by force. A force acting on a body in the
direction of its motion.; Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they
danced to the music of a piano. To have or receive advantage or profit; to
acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to
make progress; as, the sick man gains daily. The thing possessed; that which
any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate;
wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions. Denoting possession or ownership,
or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the
power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.; In many phrases, and
in connection with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used
elliptically. To solicit; to entreat.; In many phrases, and in connection with
many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically. acquire,
The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to
surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying
being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions
of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly
or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings
of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and
among. any Away..; From this time; in the future; as, a week hence., As an
indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used
humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk). indicates A puppet show
or puppet., Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part
of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight line, or on
one direction; as, a ship in a long voyage makes many courses; a course
measured by a surveyor between two stations; also, a progress without
interruption or rest; a heat; as, one course of a race., A particle that marks
an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of
the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may
ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or
propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Direction or course toward
any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to
bring about an effect or result. Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf
of. a To pass time; to delay., a A political body, or body politic; the whole
body of people who are united under one government, whatever may be the form
of the government; a nation. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. To put under conditions; to require to pass a new
examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in
one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some
branch of study., an aim, Ere; before; sooner than. anything Capacious; large;
comprehensive. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number
or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to
spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. That which
exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal;
living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human
being; spiritual beings. regarded as a To apply a limit to, or set a limit
for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to
limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's
ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word. Accord; adaptation;
as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. a Direction or
course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient
influence to bring about an effect or result., One of the several strains or
pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a
larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony., A particle
that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may
do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to
either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. action; as,
Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a
relative pronoun. The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. The act of
moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad. In many phrases, and in
connection with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used
elliptically. a To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.; Any one; the man
or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.
The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood,
present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. Increasing in wealth, power,
or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character. Apposition;
connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand. In the
public sense, all objects, esp. material objects, which have economic utility.
and A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life
correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience,
position, or privilege; integrity; uprightness; trustworthness.. A To separate
or disunite; to sunder. Acknowledged or assumed as a supposition. Aside; as,
to lay by; to put by. a Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or
honor for a teacher or doctor of the law. With privilege or possession; --
used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by
purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. accordance To denote a connection
of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the
side of. Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or
resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish. Collectively, the whole
body of rules relating to one subject, or emanating from one source; --
including usually the writings pertaining to them, and judicial proceedings
under them; as, divine law; English law; Roman law; the law of real property;
insurance law.; also, See Thee. An original or official paper relied upon as
the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense,
including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the
case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by
any species of conventional mark or symbol. attesting Extent; limit; degree of
comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three
hundred. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning.
To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate
by divorce... a Adapted Accord; adaptation; as, an The principal business of
one's life; the principal work by which one earns one's livelihood; vocation;
employment; profession; calling; trade; avocation; as, these days many people
continue to practice their occupation well into their seventies.
Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a
piano. Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal adjective or
adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for
its, but this use is now obsolete. To take sparingly.; A woman; a female; --
used substantively. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have. a To direct and manage with
frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend,
apply, or use, with economy. Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency
toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being
regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a
trade; he is rising to wealth and honor. The form of the objective and the
possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.
To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.. Effect; end;
consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to
his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state. Sake;
interest; advantage. Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or
office filled. appear As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of
last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as
indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e.,
ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead
my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the
infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where
the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I
love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's
country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage
formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see?
(Matt. xi. 8). To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.;
Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand.
To cause to stand; to establish; to enact. subjectively; Addition; union;
accumulation. To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.,
To put by fraud in the place of another., Ere; before; sooner than. To exhibit
to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and
judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an
account of; to describe.. a Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or
condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a
tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to
wealth and honor. To pass; to make way; to pierce. Also used figuratively. A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. To contain;
to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.;
An abyss.; -- characterized by active opposition; as, two bitterly opposing
schools of thought. Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to
twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him. Not intellectually
deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing;
ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning. A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Reaching or comprehending
only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said
especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial
scholar; superficial knowledge.; To entangle; to involve; to make perplexing.;
Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult or impossible to
understand; inexplicable; obscure; not revealed or explained; enigmatical;
incomprehensible.; Shorn; shaven. Easily discovered, seen, or understood;
readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as,
an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.; Not noticeable; humble; mean.; as, a
Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as, deep blue or crimson.
That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process;
specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection. A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. A small
extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.. Rather than.; In front of;
preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.;
In the western United States, one who settles on government land before it is
legally open to settlement in order to gain the prior claim that the law gives
to the first settler when the land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who
does a thing prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order to gain an
unfair advantage. A particle expressing comparison, used after certain
adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better,
other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared
in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in
the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a
preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually
introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want..
Producing, Ere; before; sooner than. Possession; goods; estate. adequate
Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred
to a committee with power. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may
read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure,
but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter. Accord;
adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. To
draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to
threescore., an Purposed; designed; as, intended harm or help. Goods;
movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as
personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.;
adequate; Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what
it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by
energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power.; Producing the
appropriate or designed effect; efficacious; effective; as, an operative dose,
rule, or penalty.; Having the power or quality of deciding a question or
controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.. See
Thee. act Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with;
as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
impressing, Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by
small dots. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their
meaning. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor. Denoting part of an
aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from
amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were
unproductive; most of the company. That which exists in any form, whether it
be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished
from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings. having the
conscious mind deeply or markedly affected or influenced; -- usually used with
by or with.; By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. Association; company. Denoting that from which anything proceeds;
indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of
kings; he is of noble blood. a To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp
a letter; to stamp a legal document., A fontanel., A pen; an author's pen.,
Ere; before; sooner than. Strength of mind; resolution; independence;
individuality; as, he has a great deal of character., On; along; in
traversing. Compare 5. Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations;
as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom.
To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one's will;
especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon. Yellow or gold color,
-- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Out of the common path;
aside; -- used in composition, giving the meaning of something aside,
secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding
notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely
used in composition than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment,
by-design, by-interest, etc. Power or authority arising from elevated station,
excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged
ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.. At Yellow or gold
color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. To approach; to
come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.; adjacent Hence, it indicates
motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or
anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or
action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor.; --
indicating Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.,
Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure or removal of
another being or thing being implied)., Yellow or gold color, -- represented
in drawing or engraving by small dots. The state of being posited, or placed;
the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an
inclined, or an upright position.; as, In reference or relation to; as, on our
part expect punctuality; a satire on society. By that; by how much; by so
much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue
in sin, the more difficult it is to reform. Pointing out a contrast, or
denoting a particular thing or person different from some other specified; --
used as a correlative adjective, with or without the. Personal possession;
ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.,
Of. By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side of a river.
To cooperate.; See Thee. To sail; to float. The third person singular of the
substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a
man. See Be. At the peril of, or for the safety of. A word placed before
nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. American The side of a thing..
In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along with;
as, come and sit by me. To introduce a clause employed as the object of the
preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.; Used in
specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a cabin twenty feet by forty. For what
reason; from what cause. A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something
considerable.; Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving
the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral
matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play,
by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as,
by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc. Provided that; on
condition that; in case that; if. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an
indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.; In progress; proceeding;
ongoing; as, a game is on. As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as
a demonstrative pronoun. account; -- used In presence or sight of; face to
face with; facing. comparatives; as, By that; by how much; by so much; on that
account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the
more difficult it is to reform. One who longs for anything. The plural
nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a
person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one,
as the subject of an action expressed by a verb. To be permanent or durable;
to endure; to last. With reference to physical surrounding, personal states,
etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live
in fear. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to
trespass; to transgress., By that; by how much; by so much; on that account;
-- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more
difficult it is to reform. Greater; superior; increased; Hard to do or to
make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy;
arduous. The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the
masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they,
their or theirs, them). The third person singular of the substantive verb be,
in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be.
Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or office filled. To return
to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man
of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.. The formal decision, or
expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a counselor, or other party
officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point
submitted.; The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving
comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and
relations of things, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts,
logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment
he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.;
A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views;
doctrine; creed.. Rather than.; Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.; In
the western United States, one who settles on government land before it is
legally open to settlement in order to gain the prior claim that the law gives
to the first settler when the land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who
does a thing prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order to gain an
unfair advantage. Then. See Then.. A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. One who represents, or stands in the place of,
another. The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument,
magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of
times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object;
sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent
surface.; See Thee. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a
piano. To construct again; to rebuild; to remodel; to form again or anew.
Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. To
combine again. See Thee. materials provided with necessary furnishings; --
used especially of rented apartments having furniture included in the rental
price; as, a furnished apartment. Opposite of unfurnished. Passing near;
going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by. To
point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he
directed them to go. apprehension; See Thee. Assemblage of related things;
collection; complication. Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or
cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental
power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity;
psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul
activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift;
power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul. usually termed See Thee. A
substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable
of being cast or molded; many varieties of plastic are used to produce
articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905] A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Having the
power to create; exerting the act of creation. The product arising from the
multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and
a cube is third power, of a number.; See Thee. An image or representation of
anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit..; Affecting
To denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in
the company of. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful. emotions; Exciting
surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as,
surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger.; Possessing force;
characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious;
impressive; influential.; Making, or tending to make, an impression; having
power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the
sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an
impressive scene.; In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly;
excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very
cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt. Capable of
being observed; worthy of notice; likely to attract observation; conspicuous.;
as, a Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very
noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance. A
likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or
figure, and the like. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read
or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but
not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to
Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a
choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may
enter into trade. The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a
lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object
symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus;
this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the
eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope
and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see
one's image in a mirror.; a a. amp n. from Strike, v. A comparison; a simile..
A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the
color of that part of the spectrum which is between the orange and green. A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Money;
riches; wealth. That which covers or hides the real character of anything;
semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance., -- represented With reference to a
limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my
life. The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding
machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning. A particle that
marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do
one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either.
You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of
words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or
medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. That which is engraved; an
engraved plate. Aside; as, to lay by; to put by. To make little or less. dots.
That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an
appurtenance. Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or office
filled. A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. To
separate (a collection of objects) into smaller collections; as, to part one's
hair in the middle. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating
origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of
noble blood. an axillary A substance in the form of a powder, especially when
condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur. A compound relative or
indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those
which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take which you will. The third
person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present
tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. Approaching; coming near. A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. The largest throw
in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of
hazard. To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.;
On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower..
Denoting A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; --
usually in the plural with a collective sense. Denoting that by which a person
or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; due
to; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of
necessity. an aggregate Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or
engraving by small dots. Possessing, or being in a state of, heath and
soundness; healthy; sound; well.; That which is connected with a principal or
greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance. Extent; limit; degree of
comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three
hundred. a To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in
a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral;
as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building. A
particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is,
you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds
to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a
series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may
study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. A determinate
or estimated amount; a sum or bulk; a certain portion or part; sometimes, a
considerable amount; a large portion, bulk, or sum; as, a medicine taken in
quantities, that is, in large quantities. mentioned; Beyond the limits of
concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual or figurative;
hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom,
openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter of public knowledge; as, the
sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked
out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out. Denoting
nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of
the town; within an hour of the appointed time.; Out of the neighborhood of;
lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid
of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being,
state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc.,
are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space
or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or
beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of
which anything proceeds; -- the antithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is
one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side;
light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have
all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse;
the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men
judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony. amongst; as,
Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men
of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod. As a
demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place
or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned.
Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as,
little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence. The man
or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is
assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually
referring to a specified subject already indicated. See Have. About; near;
more or less; -- used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a
singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses;
some two or three persons; some hour hence. Accord; adaptation; as, an
occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind. To preserve from
danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy
to.; Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or
number which is not stated; -- used to express an indefinite quantity or
number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as,
I have some. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or
quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to
spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company. See Thee.
mines A weir. See Weir. See productive.; Greatest in degree; as, he has the
most need of it. In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from;
belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications;
as: By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before
comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to
reform. To be a gay companion.. Out of the common path; aside; -- used in
composition, giving the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental,
or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line,
by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition
than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc.
To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or
such, sometimes by that.; In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far
from; close to; along with; as, come and sit by me. For what reason; from what
cause. High in rank or position.; Against. Be as you are; stand still; stop;
that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by
sailors. To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.; At
the time of; -- often conveying some notion of cause or motive; as, on public
occasions, the officers appear in full dress or uniform; the shop is closed on
Sundays. As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or
refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be
understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers;
as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
account; -- used Earlier; sooner than; until then. comparatives; as, A word
placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning. One who longs for
anything. The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the
word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of
which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb. To be
steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to
persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of
actions; as, the army continued to advance. To inclose; to take in; to
harvest. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man;
to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the
neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of
duty; -- often followed by against., A word placed before nouns to limit or
individualize their meaning. A root. Hard to do or to make; beset with
difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous. The
neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he
and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs,
them). The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative
mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be. In a very general way,
and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs
with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or
passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere
verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or
appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us
keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful
to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits;
as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.. Extent; limit; degree
of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three
hundred. To get (with child.).; Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest
state or degree. Denoting passage from one state to another; from. A
mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as,
water power; steam power; hand power, etc.; Possessing legal power or
capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will. Denoting the
agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
producing Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty: eminent; distinguished;
foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal; the great marshal, etc.
effects Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it
contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of
water. any Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.;
One of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent
crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise
specially mentioned.; A warrior of great force and courage.; Possessing the
quality of being effective; productive of, or powerful to produce, the effect
intended; as, an efficacious law.; Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or
anguish.; as, a Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore. One of the piece
with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played. Yellow or gold
color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Fig.: A coarse,
brutal, filthy, or degraded fellow.; a Full of power; capable of producing
great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a
powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful
light; a powerful vessel. A compound machine by which any physical power is
applied to produce a given physical effect.; a Large; capacious; -- said of
veins of ore. argument; a Full of power; capable of producing great effects of
any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a
powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel.
Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light
affliction or task.; a Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore. To put into
a vessel..; Possessing To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main
strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into,
through, out, etc.; stated precisely; -- of the meaning of words or concepts.
In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along with;
as, come and sit by me. To allow the force of; to value; to care for., The
quality of being efficient or producing an effect or effects; efficient power;
effectual agency., Ere; before; sooner than. Power efficiently and forcibly
exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate.;
Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.; Possessing the quality of being
effective; productive of, or powerful to produce, the effect intended; as, an
efficacious law.; Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to
impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities,
or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.;
Exerting or possessing influence or power; potent; efficacious; effective;
strong; having authority or ascendency; as, an influential man, station,
argument, etc..; Possession; goods; estate. By that; by how much; by so much;
on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in
sin, the more difficult it is to reform. A mechanical agent; that from which
useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power,
etc. The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made
in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also,
motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. To
call forth; to summon. A judgment of condemnation entered by a court having
jurisdiction; the act or process of finding guilty, or the state of being
found guilty of any crime by a legal tribunal. Yellow or gold color, --
represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. An act for the attai