|Abetment||The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime,
|Adverse||Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed;
contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a
spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.
|Adverse||In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious;
contrary to one’s wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful;
as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
|Adverse||To oppose; to resist.|
|Allegation||The act of alleging or positively asserting.|
|Allegation||That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive
assertion; formal averment
|Allegation||A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove,
— usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter
undertaken to be proved.
|Altercation||Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat
or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
|Ambit||Circuit or compass.|
|Antidote||A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of
anything noxious taken into the stomach; — used with against, for, or
to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.
|Antidote||Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to
counteract evil which something else might produce.
|Antidote||To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or
taking an antidote.
|Antidote||To fortify or preserve by an antidote.|
|Arbitrary||Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any
fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.
|Arbitrary||Exercised according to one’s own will or caprice, and
therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of
|Arbitrary||Despotic; absolute in power; bound by no law; harsh and
unforbearing; tyrannical; as, an arbitrary prince or government.
|Archaic||Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated;
|Arduous||Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.|
|Arduous||Attended with great labor, like the ascending of
acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or
|Assault||A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows,
weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force;
onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
|Assault||A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words,
arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the
prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
|Assault||An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force
or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat
another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his
person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or
by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it
is a battery.
|Assault||To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men;
to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces.
|Assault||To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing
moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures;
to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.
|Audacity||Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence;
|Audacity||Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; — implying a
contempt of law or moral restraints.
|Aura||Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation
from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a
supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.
|Aura||The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air,
rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom
of epilepsy or hysterics.
|Averse||Turned away or backward.|
|Averse||Having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking;
disinclined; unwilling; reluctant.
|Averse||To turn away.|
|Backslide||To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon
gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.
|Barren||Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young;
sterile; — said of women and female animals.
|Barren||Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.|
|Barren||Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.|
|Barren||Mentally dull; stupid.|
|Barren||A tract of barren land.|
|Barren||Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not
timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily
sterile, and are often fertile.
|Canopy||A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried
on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as
a mark of honor.
|Canopy||An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.|
|Canopy||Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an
altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
|Canopy||To cover with, or as with, a canopy.|
|Chit||The embryo or the growing bud of a plant; a shoot; a sprout;
as, the chits of Indian corn or of potatoes.
|Chit||A child or babe; as, a forward chit; also, a young, small, or
insignificant person or animal.
|Chit||An excrescence on the body, as a wart.|
|Chit||A small tool used in cleaving laths.|
|Chit||To shoot out; to sprout.|
|Complacency||Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.|
|Complacency||The cause of pleasure or joy.|
|Complacency||The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good
nature; kindness; civility; affability.
|Concomitantly||In company with others; unitedly; concurrently.|
|Consignment||The act of consigning; consignation.|
|Consignment||The act of consigning or sending property to an agent
or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.
|Consignment||That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent
or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.
|Consignment||The writing by which anything is consigned.|
|Consulate||The office of a consul.|
|Consulate||The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.|
|Consulate||Consular government; term of office of a consul.|
|Debris||Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively;
especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at
|Debris||Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of
anything; remains; ruins.
|Decimation||A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for
|Decimation||The destruction of any large proportion, as of people
by pestilence or war.
|Decrepit||Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the
infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.
|Decrepitude||The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities
of age; infirm old age.
|Deputation||The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning
a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate;
|Deputation||The person or persons deputed or commissioned by
another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf;
delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a
|Derivative||Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original,
or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else;
secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.
|Derivative||That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced
|Derivative||A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix,
an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its
origin from a root.
|Derivative||A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by
inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its
harmonics in an actual chord.
|Derivative||An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in
the medical sense).
|Derivative||A derived function; a function obtained from a given
function by a certain algebraic process.
|Derivative||A substance so related to another substance by
modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from
it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the
hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.
|Descendant||One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; —
correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
|Divisive||Indicating division or distribution.|
|Divisive||Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or
|Downright||Straight down; perpendicularly.|
|Downright||In plain terms; without ceremony.|
|Downright||Without delay; at once; completely.|
|Downright||Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he
spoke in his downright way.
|Downright||Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as,
|Dubious||Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt;
wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
|Dubious||Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal;
questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
|Dubious||Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.|
|Embattled||Having indentations like a battlement.|
|Embattled||Having the edge broken like battlements; — said of a
bearing such as a fess, bend, or the like.
|Embattled||Having been the place of battle; as, an embattled plain
|Epidemic||Alt. of Epidemical|
|Epidemic||An epidemic disease.|
|Epidemic||Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as
an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.
|Evasion||The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure
of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of
|Exchequer||One of the superior courts of law; — so called from a
checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table.
|Exchequer||The department of state having charge of the collection
and management of the royal revenue. [Eng.] Hence, the treasury; and,
colloquially, pecuniary possessions in general; as, the company’s
exchequer is low.
|Exchequer||To institute a process against (any one) in the Court
|Fanaticism||Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and
extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious
|Feeble||Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm;
|Feeble||Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or
expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a
feeble color; feeble motion.
|Feeble||To make feble; to enfeeble.|
|Fennel||A perennial plant of the genus Faeniculum (F. vulgare),
having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the
agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.
|Ferry||To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other
narrow water, in a boat.
|Ferry||To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.|
|Ferry||A place where persons or things are carried across a
river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
|Ferry||A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over
narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
|Ferry||A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying
passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
|Fluke||The European flounder. See Flounder.|
|Fluke||A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a
flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica
and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce
the disease called rot.
|Fluke||The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook.
|Fluke||One of the lobes of a whale’s tail, so called from the
resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
|Fluke||An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for
|Fluke||An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a
scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected
advantage; as, he won by a fluke.
|Foolhardy||Daring without judgment; foolishly adventurous and bold.|
|Gambit||A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed
to gain an attacking position.
|Garish||Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting
|Garish||Gay to extravagance; flighty.|
|Garrison||A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.|
|Garrison||A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its
|Garrison||To place troops in, as a fortification, for its
defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
|Garrison||To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops;
as, to garrison a conquered territory.
|Gauged||Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.|
|Gorge||The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to
|Gorge||A narrow passage or entrance|
|Gorge||A defile between mountains.|
|Gorge||The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; —
usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion.
|Gorge||That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or
|Gorge||A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an
obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.
|Gorge||A concave molding; a cavetto.|
|Gorge||The groove of a pulley.|
|Gorge||To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in
large mouthfuls or quantities.
|Gorge||To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.|
|Gorge||To eat greedily and to satiety.|
|Graft||A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree,
the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and
become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
|Graft||A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.|
|Graft||A portion of living tissue used in the operation of
|Graft||To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to
propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
|Graft||To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion
so as to form an organic union.
|Graft||To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to
bring about a close union.
|Graft||To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with
a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
|Graft||To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc.,
into another; to practice grafting.
|Grudge||To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate;
to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with
reluctance; to desire to get back again; — followed by the direct
object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.
|Grudge||To hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose;
to cherish enviously.
|Grudge||To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to
murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
|Grudge||To feel compunction or grief.|
|Grudge||Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or
dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.
|Grudge||Slight symptom of disease.|
|Grumpy||Surly; dissatisfied; grouty.|
|Hitherto||To this place; to a prescribed limit.|
|Hitherto||Up to this time; as yet; until now.|
|Houri||A nymph of paradise; — so called by the Mohammedans.|
|Incineration||The act of incinerating, or the state of being
|Incumbency||The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on
|Incumbency||That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as
a burden; a weight.
|Incumbency||That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a
rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
|Incumbency||The state of holding a benefice; the full possession
and exercise of any office.
|Indiscretion||The quality or state of being indiscreet; want of
|Indiscretion||An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.|
|Inquest||Inquiry; quest; search.|
|Inquest||Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a
jury; as, a coroner’s inquest in case of a sudden death.
|Inquest||A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire
into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or
sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner’s jury. The grand jury is
sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand.
|Inquest||The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.|
|Interim||The meantime; time intervening; interval between events,
|Interim||A name given to each of three compromises made by the
emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the
connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.
|Invasive||Tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive.|
|Jeopardize||To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.|
|Juvenile||Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance.|
|Juvenile||Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.|
|Juvenile||A young person or youth; — used sportively or
|Mascot||Alt. of Mascotte|
|Monopoly||The exclusive power, or privilege of selling a commodity;
the exclusive power, right, or privilege of dealing in some article, or
of trading in some market; sole command of the traffic in anything,
however obtained; as, the proprietor of a patented article is given a
monopoly of its sale for a limited time; chartered trading companies
have sometimes had a monopoly of trade with remote regions; a
combination of traders may get a monopoly of a particular product.
|Monopoly||Exclusive possession; as, a monopoly of land.|
|Monopoly||The commodity or other material thing to which the
monopoly relates; as, tobacco is a monopoly in France.
|Notching||The act of making notches; the act of cutting into small
|Notching||The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.|
|Notching||A method of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching
them, as at the ends, and overlapping or interlocking the notched
|Notching||A method of excavating, as in a bank, by a series of
cuttings side by side. See also Gulleting.
|Nudge||To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call
attention or convey intimation.
|Nudge||A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.|
|Obsolescence||The state of becoming obsolete.|
|Offend||To strike against; to attack; to assail.|
|Offend||To displease; to make angry; to affront.|
|Offend||To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as,
strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.
|Offend||To transgress; to violate; to sin against.|
|Offend||To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to
cause to sin or to fall.
|Ostensibly||In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly;
|Pandemic||Affecting a whole people or a number of countries;
|Pandemic||A pandemic disease.|
|Paramount||Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all
others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty.
|Paramount||The highest or chief.|
|Plea||That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in
a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished
from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice,
the defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s declaration and demand. That
which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled
or justified by the defendant’s plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a
special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause
why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In
criminal practice, the plea is the defendant’s formal answer to the
indictment or information presented against him.
|Plea||A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas.
See under Common.
|Plea||That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in
justification; an excuse; an apology.
|Plea||An urgent prayer or entreaty.|
|Prick||That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and
slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a
|Prick||The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a
sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.
|Prick||A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.|
|Prick||A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.|
|Prick||The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the
|Prick||A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch.|
|Prick||A mathematical point; — regularly used in old English
translations of Euclid.
|Prick||The footprint of a hare.|
|Prick||A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.|
|Prick||To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or
substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a
fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a
card; to prick holes in paper.
|Prick||To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to
prick a knife into a board.
|Prick||To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking;
to choose; to mark; — sometimes with off.
|Prick||To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by
pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for
embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition.
|Prick||To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to
urge on; — sometimes with on, or off.
|Prick||To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.|
|Prick||To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something
pointed; — said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or
dog; and usually followed by up; — hence, to prick up the ears, to
listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.
|Prick||To render acid or pungent.|
|Prick||To dress; to prink; — usually with up.|
|Prick||To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.|
|Prick||To trace on a chart, as a ship’s course.|
|Prick||To drive a nail into (a horse’s foot), so as to cause
|Prick||To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by
puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.
|Prick||To spur onward; to ride on horseback.|
|Prick||To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.|
|Prick||To aim at a point or mark.|
|Probe||To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the
body, with a probe.
|Probe||Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine
|Probe||An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances
of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for
exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
|Probity||Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence;
honesty; rectitude; uprightness.
|Profusely||In a profuse manner.|
|Pruning||The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous.|
|Pruning||That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers;
|Quarantine||A space of forty days; — used of Lent.|
|Quarantine||Specifically, the term, originally of forty days,
during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a
malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse
with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse;
also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
|Quarantine||The period of forty days during which the widow had the
privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died
|Quarantine||To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given
place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious
disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
|Ramification||The process of branching, or the development of
branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
|Ramification||A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main
stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.
|Ramification||A division into principal and subordinate classes,
heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the
ramifications of a subject or scheme.
|Ramification||The production of branchlike figures.|
|Referendum||A diplomatic agent’s note asking for instructions from
his government concerning a particular matter or point.
|Referendum||The right to approve or reject by popular vote a
meassure passed upon by a legislature.
|Reluctance||Alt. of Reluctancy|
|Resentment||The act of resenting.|
|Resentment||The state of holding something in the mind as a subject
of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a
state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression.
|Resentment||In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude.|
|Resentment||In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility
provoked by a wrong or injury experienced.
|Revamp||To vamp again; hence, to patch up; to reconstruct.|
|Ridge||The back, or top of the back; a crest.|
|Ridge||A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a
range; any extended elevation between valleys.
|Ridge||A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or
left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth,
or bone, etc.
|Ridge||The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle,
especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of
a roof or a vault.
|Ridge||The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the
salient angle of the covered way.
|Ridge||To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to
make into a ridge or ridges.
|Ridge||To form into ridges with the plow, as land.|
|Sanctity||The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness;
saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
|Sanctity||Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding
force; as, the sanctity of an oath.
|Sanctity||A saint or holy being.|
|Sans||Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an
|Scepticism||etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.|
|Scrutinize||To examine closely; to inspect or observe with
critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures
of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.
|Scrutinize||To make scrutiny.|
|Scuffle||To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle
in a rough fashion.
|Scuffle||Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle
confusedly or at haphazard.
|Scuffle||A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a
disorderly wrestling at close quarters.
|Scuffle||Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for
superiority; a fight.
|Scuffle||A child’s pinafore or bib.|
|Scuffle||A garden hoe.|
|Sectarian||Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect;
bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as,
sectarian principles or prejudices.
|Sectarian||One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school,
denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in
religion which has separated itself from established church, or which
holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a
|Seizure||The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden
and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure
of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
|Seizure||Retention within one’s grasp or power; hold; possession;
|Seizure||That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid
hold of, or possessed.
|Skeptical||Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism;
characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of
doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.
|Skeptical||Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the
|Skid||A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed
under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a
steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a
chain, and used for the same purpose.
|Skid||A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.|
|Skid||Large fenders hung over a vessel’s side to protect it in
handling a cargo.
|Skid||One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to
form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything
is moved by sliding or rolling.
|Skid||One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting
anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
|Skid||To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause
to move on skids.
|Skid||To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.|
|Slump||The gross amount; the mass; the lump.|
|Slump||To lump; to throw into a mess.|
|Slump||To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a
surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc.,
not strong enough to bear the person.
|Slump||A boggy place.|
|Slump||The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a
soft, miry place.
|Spanking||Moving with a quick, lively pace, or capable of so doing;
|Sprawl||To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a
horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully.
|Sprawl||To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or tress; to
spread ungracefully, as chirography.
|Sprawl||To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and
motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping.
|Stentorian||Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud;
powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs.
|Stewardship||The office of a steward.|
|Strand||One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc.,
of which a rope is composed.
|Strand||To break a strand of (a rope).|
|Strand||The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large
lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.
|Strand||To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to
strand a ship.
|Strand||To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the
ship stranded at high water.
|Strenuous||Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest;
bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights;
a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country.
|Strident||Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.|
|Stringent||Binding strongly; making strict requirements;
restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
|Stumble||To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the
legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to
stagger because of a false step.
|Stumble||To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.|
|Stumble||To fall into a crime or an error; to err.|
|Stumble||To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without
design; to fall or light by chance; — with on, upon, or against.
|Stumble||To cause to stumble or trip.|
|Stumble||Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to
err or to fall.
|Stumble||A trip in walking or running.|
|Stumble||A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.|
|Suffocate||To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle;
|Suffocate||To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.|
|Suffocate||To become choked, stifled, or smothered.|
|Suffrage||A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in
the choice of a man for an office or trust; the formal expression of an
opinion; assent; vote.
|Suffrage||Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.|
|Suffrage||A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and
|Suffrage||A prayer in general, as one offered for the faithful
|Suffrage||The right to vote; franchise.|
|Suffrage||To vote for; to elect.|
|Treacherous||Like a traitor; involving treachery; violating
allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign;
perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless.
|Turf||That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is
filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere
and form a kind of mat; sward; sod.
|Turf||Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.|
|Turf||Race course; horse racing; — preceded by the.|
|Turf||To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the
border of a terrace.
|Unanimous||Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or
determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious;
as, the assembly was unanimous; the members of the council were
|Unanimous||Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the
agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or
contradiction of any; as, a unanimous opinion; a unanimous vote.
|Unveil||To remove a veil from; to divest of a veil; to uncover;
to disclose to view; to reveal; as, she unveiled her face.
|Unveil||To remove a veil; to reveal one’s self.|
|Verdict||The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any
matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their
examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the
matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
|Verdict||Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be
condemned by the verdict of the public.
|Veteran||Long exercised in anything, especially in military life
and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a
veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill.
|Veteran||One who has been long exercised in any service or art,
particularly in war; one who has had.
|Vulnerable||Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or
external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
|Vulnerable||Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously;
assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.