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A DICTIONARY

OF

ENGLISH SYNONYMES

AND

SYNONYMOUS OR PARALLEL EXPRESSIONS

DESIGNED AS A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO APTNESS AND VARIETY OF PHRASEOLOGY

By RICHARD SOULE

The exertion of clothing a thought in a completely new set of words increases both clearness of thought and mastery over words. It is the test of a solid thought that it will bear a change of clothing.—J. R. Seeley.

BOSTON
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY
1871



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by

RICHARD SOULE,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.


CAMBRIDGE:
PRESS OF JOHN WILSON AND SON.

Transcriber's note:
Definitions which are synonyms in alphabetic order in the text (e.g. Afterward, Afterwards) are shown as connected by braces followed by the common description(s). In this text they have been separated and duplicated. Minor typos and numbering errors of descriptions have been corrected. Inconsistent hyphenation has been retained.


PREFACE.


The main design of this Dictionary is to provide a ready means of assistance when one is at a loss for a word or an expression that best suits a particular turn of thought or mood of the mind, or that may obviate an ungraceful repetition. Even practised and skilful writers are sometimes embarrassed in the endeavor to make a sentence more clear, simple, terse, or rhythmical, by the substitution of one form of diction for another. It is presumed that they, as well as novices in composition, will find the present work useful in overcoming difficulties of this sort.

As to the method of using it: Whenever a doubt arises in regard to the fitness of any word, and a better one is not readily suggested, let the writer turn to this word in its alphabetical place. Under it will be found the words and phrases, or some clew to the words and phrases, which, in any connection, have the same meaning as itself, or a meaning very nearly the same. That one of them, which comes nearest to expressing the exact shade of thought in the writer's mind, will be likely to arrest the attention and determine the choice.

In most cases, all the words that belong to any group will be found in that group. But in some instances, as when the same word falls into two or more groups that are near to each other, or when there are so many synonymes for a word that a repetition of every one of them under each in its alphabetical place would seem to be too formal and prolix, the inquirer is referred to some prominent word among them for a view of the whole. Under the word Blockhead, for example, reference is made to the word DUNCE,—printed, for this purpose, in small capitals, as here,—under which will be found all the words that are synonymous with it. This example is given because it is the most marked one in our language of a multiplicity of terms for the same idea.

Many nouns ending in ness, and adverbs ending in ly, have been omitted in their alphabetical places, for the reason that their synonymes are sufficiently indicated by the corresponding adjectives.

The aim has been to present at a single glance the words or modes of speech which denote the same object, or which express the same general idea, with only slight shades of difference. There has been no attempt at elaborate discussion of the nice distinctions that obtain between words apparently synonymous; but hints of such distinctions have been given whenever it was practicable to give them briefly in a parenthetical remark.

In preparing this Dictionary, free use has been made of the following works: Roget's Thesaurus of Words and Phrases; the Quarto Dictionaries of Webster and of Worcester; Crabb's Synonymes; Graham's Synonymes; Whately's Synonymes; Platt's Synonymes; the Dictionaries of Synonymes by Fenby, Sherer, Mackenzie, and Smith; the Medical Dictionaries of Dunglison and of Thomas; and the United States Dispensatory by Wood and Bache. It contains much, however, that has been gathered from a wide field of miscellaneous reading during a long series of years.

The author is under special obligations to his friends Mr. Justin Winsor, Mr. William A. Wheeler, and Mr. Loomis J. Campbell for the interest they have manifested in the progress of the work, and for their valuable suggestions and criticisms.

Brookline , January 2d, 1871.

A DICTIONARY

OF

ENGLISH SYNONYMES.

EXPLANATORY TABLE.

a. stands for Adjective.
ad. Adverb.
Alg. Algebra.
Anat. Anatomy.
Arch. Architecture.
Arith. Arithmetic.
Astrol. Astrology.
Astron. Astronomy.
Bot. Botany.
Chem. Chemistry.
Com. Commerce.
conj. Conjunction.
Eccl. Ecclesiastical.
Eng. England, or English.
Ent. Entomology.
Fort. Fortification.
Fr. French.
Geol. Geology.
Geom. Geometry.
Gram. Grammar.
Gr. Greek.
Her. Heraldry.
Ich. Ichthyology.
interj. Interjection.
It. Italian.
L. Latin.
Math. Mathematics.
Med. Medicine.
Meteor. Meteorology.
Mil. Military.
Min. Mineralogy.
Mythol. Mythology.
Mus. Music.
Naut. Nautical.
n. Noun.
Ornith. Ornithology.
pl. Plural.
prep. Preposition.
Rhet. Rhetoric.
Sculp. Sculpture.
sing. Singular.
Sp. Spanish.
Surg. Surgery.
Theol. Theology.
U. S. United States.
v. a. Verb Active.
v. n. Verb Neuter.
ZoŚl. ZoŚlogy.

Small Capitals in the printing of a word or a phrase, indicate a reference to that word in its alphabetical place, where additional synonymes, or some information in regard to it, may be found.

When a word has more than one signification, the separate groups of synonymes, corresponding to the several meanings, are designated by figures.

SYNONYMES


A

Aback, ad.   Backwards, rearwards, regressively.
Abaft, prep.   (Naut.) Behind, back of, in the rear of.
Abaft, ad.   (Naut.) Aft, behind, astern, rearward, back, in the rear.
Abalienate, v. a.   (Law.) Alienate, transfer, convey, demise, make over, deliver over.
Abalienation, n.   (Law.) Alienation, transfer, demise, conveyance.
Abandon, v. a.   1. Leave, relinquish, quit, forsake, desert, evacuate, drop, abjure, forswear, give over, cast off, retire from, withdraw from.
2. Surrender, cede, yield, resign, forego, renounce, waive, vacate, ABDICATE, deliver up, give up, part with, let go, lay down.
Abandoned, a.   1. Relinquished, deserted, forsaken, cast away, rejected, discarded, given up, given over, cast off.
2. Depraved, corrupted, corrupt, profligate, vicious, sinful, wicked, dissolute, reprobate, graceless, shameless, unprincipled, lost, obdurate, hardened, impenitent, incorrigible, irreclaimable, demoralized, lost to shame, dead to honor.
Abandonment, n.   1. Abandoning, relinquishment, desertion, dereliction.
2. Renunciation, surrender, cession, resignation, abnegation, abjuration, rejection, ABDICATION.
Abarticulation, n.   (Med.) Diarthrosis.
Abase, v. a.   1. Depress, lower, reduce, drop, sink, stoop, cast down, let down, let fall.
2. Degrade, humble, disgrace, dishonor, humiliate, debase, bring low, take down.
Abasement, n.   1. Depression, detrusion, reduction, lowering, fall, deterioration, degradation, debasement, degeneracy, vitiation, perversion, depravation.
2. Abjectness, abjection, vileness, baseness, contemptibleness, despicableness.
3. Humiliation, condescension, submission, submissiveness, resignation, humility, meekness, humbleness, lowliness, self-abasement.
Abash, v. a.   Shame, mortify, confuse, confound, disconcert, discompose, DISCOUNTENANCE, humiliate, humble, snub, put to shame, make ashamed, put down, put out of countenance, take down, send away with a flea in one's ear.
Abashment, n.   Confusion, shame, mortification, embarrassment.
Abate, v. a.   1. Lessen, diminish, decrease, reduce, lower, relax, slacken.
2. Remit, allow, bate, rebate, deduct.
3. Moderate, assuage, mitigate, soothe, soften, qualify, alleviate, mollify, allay, appease, pacify, compose, tranquillize, temper, attempor, quiet, quell, calm, dull, blunt.
4. (Law.) Remove, suppress, terminate, put an end to.
Abate, v. a.   1. Decrease, diminish, lessen, subside, wane, ebb, intermit, slacken.
2. (Law.) Be defeated, frustrated, or overthrown.
Abatement, n.   1. Diminution, decrease, lessening, mitigation, assuagement, decrement, extenuation, remission.
2. Subsidence, wane, ebb.
3. Discount, allowance, rebate, deduction, reduction, drawback.
Abbey, n.   Monastery, convent, cloister, priory, nunnery.
Abbreviate, v. a.   Shorten (by cutting off), curtail, reduce, contract, retrench, abridge, condense, compress, epitomize, cut short, cut down.
Abbreviation, n.   Shortening (by cutting off), curtailment, contraction, ABRIDGMENT, reduction, condensation, compression.
Abdicate, v. a.   Resign (an office or dignity), surrender (a right), cede, forego, renounce, relinquish, abandon, quit, vacate, give up, part with, lay down, renounce all claim to.
Abdicate, v. n.   Resign, relinquish office (especially that of a king), vacate the throne.
Abdication, n.   Abdicating, resignation, surrender, renunciation, abandonment.
Abdomen, n.   Belly, paunch.
Abdominal, a.   Ventral.
Abdominous, a.   Large-bellied, great-bellied, big-bellied, pot-bellied, tun-bellied.
Abduce, v. a.   (Anat.) Withdraw, draw away, pull back.
Abduct, v. a.   Kidnap, carry off, run away with, run off with.
Abduction, n.   1. Withdrawing, withdrawal, withdrawment, drawing away.
2. Kidnapping.
Aberdevine, n.   Siskin (Carduelis spinus).
Aberrance, n.   Deviation, departure.
Aberrant, a.   1. Deviating, wandering, rambling, diverging, divergent, devious, erratic, out of the way.
2. Irregular, abnormal, unnatural, unusual, singular, peculiar, anomalous, unconformable, exceptional, strange, anomalistic, eccentric, monstrous, preternatural.
Aberration, n.   1. Deviation, divergence, wandering, rambling, departure.
2. Irregularity, eccentricity, singularity, peculiarity, strangeness, unconformity, anomaly, abnormity, monstrosity.
3. Illusion, delusion, hallucination, monomania, self-deception.
Abet, v. a.   1. Aid, assist, help, support, succor, second, sustain, uphold, back, co-operate with, take part with, give support to.
2. Favor, encourage, sanction, countenance, advocate, connive at.
3. (Law.) Instigate (to commit a crime), stimulate, incite, foment.
Abettor, n.   1. Assistant, helper, aider, coadjutor, co-operator, ally, auxiliary.
2. Advocate, adviser, promoter, instigator.
3. Confederate, accomplice, accessory, PARTICEPS CRIMINIS, SOCIUS CRIMINIS.
Abeyance, n.   1. (Law.) Expectation, prospect, expectancy, waiting, anticipation, calculation, contemplation.
2. Suspense, reservation, intermission, remission, dormancy, quiescence.
Abhor, v. a.   Hate, abominate, detest, loathe, nauseate, shrink from, recoil from, shudder at, view with horror.
Abhorrence, n.   Abomination, horror, detestation, hatred, loathing, disgust, antipathy, aversion.
Abhorrent, a.   1. Hating, detesting, abominating, loathing.
2. Odious, offensive, shocking, repugnant, hateful, loathsome.
Abide, v. n.   1. Stay, sojourn, tarry, lodge, rest, keep, take up one's quarters, pitch one's tent.
2. Dwell, reside, live, inhabit, settle, plant one's self, get a footing, get a foothold.
3. Remain, continue, persist, persevere, SUBSIST, go on, keep on, be steadfast, be constant.
4. Endure, bear.
Abide, v. a.   1. Await, attend, wait for, be in readiness for, be in store for.
2. Endure, tolerate, bear, brook, suffer, bear with, put up with.
Abide by. Act up to, conform to, persist in.
Abiding, a.   Permanent, lasting, durable, constant, continuing, stable.
Ability, n.   1. Power (to execute any thing), ableness, force, potency, might, efficiency, efficacy, strength, energy, skill, skilfulness, dexterity, address, cleverness, ingenuity, talent, aptitude, aptness, knack, expertness, facility, quickness, readiness.
2. Qualification, competency, sufficiency.
3. Capacity, capability, capableness, faculty, gift, parts, genius, endowment, calibre, forte, turn.
Abject, a.   Base, vile, mean, low, despicable, contemptible, beggarly, paltry, dirty, squalid, grovelling, pitiful, ignoble, degraded, worthless, poor, servile, slavish, menial, sneaking, sordid, shabby, scurvy, miserable, wretched, low-minded, base-minded, earth-born, earth-bred.
Abjection, n.   1. [Rare.] Humbling, humiliation.
2. Abasement, ABJECTNESS.
Abjectness, n.   Meanness, servility, vileness, baseness, abasement, abjection, contemptibleness.
Abjuration, 1. Renunciation (upon oath), relinquishment, rejection, abandonment, abnegation.
2. Recantation, retraction, revocation, repeal, reversal, recall.
Abjure, v. a.   1. Renounce (upon oath), relinquish, forego, reject, forswear, abandon, ABNEGATE, give up, cast off.
2. Retract, revoke, recant, recall, withdraw, disavow, take back.
Able, a.   1. Clever, accomplished, talented, adroit, ingenious, expert, dexterous, apt, quick, skilful, efficient, proficient, good, versed, practical, AU FAIT.
2. Qualified, fitted, competent.
3. Capable, gifted, powerful, strong, mighty, highly endowed.
4. Masterly, effective, telling.
Ableness, n.   Ability.
Ablution, n.   Washing (especially of the body, as a religious rite), lavation, bathing, wash.
Abnegate, v. a.   [Rare.] Deny, reject, renounce, abjure.
Abnegation, n.   Denial, renunciation, rejection, abandonment, abjuration, surrender.
Abnormal, a.   Irregular, anomalous, anomalistic, unusual, unnatural, singular, peculiar, unconformable, exceptional, heteroclite, aberrant, eccentric, erratic, strange, monstrous, preternatural.
Abnormity, n.   Irregularity, unconformity, anomaly, peculiarity, singularity, monstrosity.
Aboard, ad.   On board, in the ship, in the vessel.
Abode, n.   1. Habitation, dwelling, lodging, domicile, home, house, seat, place, quarters, head-quarters, place of residence.
2. [Rare.] Continuance (in a place), stay, residence.
Abolish, v. a.   1. Abrogate, annul, disannul, repeal, rescind, revoke, cancel, nullify, quash, vacate, invalidate, set aside, make void.
2. Destroy, overthrow, subvert, obliterate, extirpate, eradicate, annihilate, extinguish, suppress, DISESTABLISH, do away, put an end to.
Abolition, n.   1. Abrogation, annulment, annulling, nullification, rescinding, revocation, cancelling, repeal, rescission.
2. Destruction, overthrow, subversion, obliteration, extirpation, eradication, annihilation, extinction, extinguishment, suppression, DISESTABLISHMENT.
Abominable, a.   1. Hateful, odious, detestable, horrid, horrible, execrable, nefarious, damnable, cursed, accursed, hellish.
2. Loathsome, offensive, obnoxious, foul, nauseous, nauseating, disgusting, sickening, repulsive, revolting, shocking.
3. Vile, wretched, sorry, scurvy, shabby, bad.
Abominate, v. a.   Abhor, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, nauseate, shrink from, recoil from, shudder at, view with horror.
Abomination, n.   1. Abhorrence, detestation, execration, hatred, loathing, disgust, antipathy.
2. Contamination, pollution, defilement, taint, uncleanness, impurity, foulness.
3. Nuisance, annoyance, plague, infliction, torment, curse, great evil, hateful thing.
Aboriginal, a.   Primitive, primeval, primordial, pristine, primary, prime, original, first, native, indigenous, autochthonal.
Abortion, n.   1. Miscarriage.
2. Failure, disappointment, want of success, vain effort or attempt.
Abortive, a.   1. Miscarrying, failing, untimely, immature.
2. Unavailing, vain, fruitless, useless, bootless, ineffectual, ineffective, inoperative, unsuccessful, profitless, futile, unprofitable, idle, nugatory, in vain, of no account.
Abound, v. n.   1. Teem, swarm, superabound, swell, flow, increase, multiply, be in great plenty, be numerous, be very prevalent.
2. Exuberate, luxuriate, revel, wanton, be well furnished, be well supplied.
About, prep.   1. Around, round, encircling, surrounding.
2. Near, near to, not far from.
3. Concerning, touching, respecting, relating to, relative to, with respect to, with reference to, in regard to, with regard to.
4. Through, over.
About, ad.   1. Around, here and there.
2. Nearly, near, approximately, not far from.
3. Ready, in a state of readiness, on the point.
Above, prep.   1. Higher than.
2. Over, exceeding, more than, greater than.
3. Beyond, superior to.
4. Too high for, too proud for.
Above, ad.   1. Overhead, aloft, on high, in a high place.
2. Before, in a former part.
3. Of a higher rank or order.
Above all. Chiefly, in the first place, before all other considerations.
Above-board, ad.   Openly, candidly, ingenuously, frankly, sincerely, fairly, in open sight, without artifice, without equivocation, without guile, without disguise.
Abrade, v. a.   Scrape, wear away, wear off, rub off.
Abrasion, n.   Friction, attrition, rubbing, disintegration, CONFRICATION, wearing away, wearing off, rubbing off.
Abreast, ad.   1. Alongside, side by side.
2. Against, off, on a line with, opposite to.
Abridge, v. a.   1. Shorten (by compression), epitomize, condense, compress, make an abstract of.
2. Diminish, reduce, contract, curtail, lessen, ABBREVIATE, retrench, cut down.
3. Deprive, dispossess, divest.
Abridger, n.   Epitomizer, writer of an epitome.
Abridgment, n.   1. Shortening (by compression), contraction, diminution, reduction, ABBREVIATION, curtailment, retrenchment.
2. Compendium, compend, epitome, summary, abstract, digest, synopsis, syllabus, breviary, brief, conspectus, outline, sum and substance.
3. Deprivation, dispossession.
Abroach, ad.   1. Broached, tapped, on tap.
2. A-going.
Abroad, ad.   1. Widely, at large.
2. Forth, out of the house, out of doors, in the open air.
3. Extensively, before the public.
4. Without (as opposed to within).
Abrogate, v. a.   Annul, disannul, repeal, revoke, rescind, cancel, abolish, nullify, quash, vacate, invalidate, overrule, set aside, do away, make void.
Abrogation, n.   Repeal, rescission, rescinding, abolition, annulment, annulling, revocation.
Abrupt, a.   1. Broken, cragged, craggy, rough, rugged.
2. Steep, precipitous.
3. Sudden, unexpected, unanticipated, precipitate, hasty, unseasonable, ill-timed, unlooked for.
4. Short, blunt, unceremonious, curt.
5. Inelegant (as style), stiff, cramped, harsh, disconnected, unconnected.
Abscess, n.   Sore, ulcer, fester, imposthume, pustule, gathering, boil.
Abscond, v. n.   1. Withdraw, flee, fly, decamp, escape, elope, retreat, bolt, make off, steal away, slink away, slip away, run away, run off, sneak off, pack off, effect one's escape.
2. Hide, secrete one's self.
Absence, n.   1. Non-attendance, non-appearance.
2. Inattention, abstraction, preoccupation, distraction, revery, musing, brown study, absence of mind.
3. Want, deficiency, lack, default.
4. Privation, negation.
Absent, a.   1. Away, gone, not present.
2. Abstracted, preoccupied, inattentive, dreaming, musing, lost, napping, absent-minded, in a brown study.
Absent-minded, a.   Abstracted, ABSENT.
Absent one's self, Be not present, stay away.
Absolute, a.   1. Independent, unrestricted, unqualified, unlimited, unconditional, unconditioned, complete, perfect.
2. Despotic, arbitrary, tyrannical, tyrannous, imperious, imperative, authoritative, autocratic, dictatorial, irresponsible.
3. Positive, actual, real, veritable, determinate, decided, genuine, categorical, unequivocal, certain.
Absolutely, ad.   1. Completely, unconditionally, without limit.
2. Truly, actually, positively, indeed, really, in fact, in reality, in truth.
Absoluteness, n.   1. Despotism, ABSOLUTISM.
2. Positiveness, reality, actuality.
Absolution, n.   Acquittal, remission, discharge, release, liberation, deliverance, clearance, forgiveness, pardon, INDULGENCE, JUSTIFICATION.
Absolutism, n.   Absoluteness, arbitrariness, despotism, tyranny, autocracy.
Absolutory, a.   Clearing, acquitting, releasing, pardoning, forgiving, absolvatory.
Absolvatory, a.   Absolutory.
Absolve, v. a.   Acquit, clear, release, liberate, free, discharge, loose, deliver, exculpate, exonerate, excuse, forgive, pardon, JUSTIFY, set free.
Absorb, v. a.   1. Imbibe, take in, take up, suck in, suck up, drink in.
2. Consume, exhaust, destroy, engorge, devour, engulf, swallow up.
3. Engross, engage, immerse, occupy, arrest, fix, rivet.
Absorbent, a.   Absorbing, imbibing.
Absorption, n.   1. Absorbing.
2. Engrossment, occupation, engagement, immersion.
Abstain, v. n.   Refrain, forbear, desist, deny one's self, hold or keep one's self back, stay one's hand, keep one's self from indulgence.
Abstemious, a.   Abstinent (by habit), sober, moderate, habitually temperate, sparing in diet.
Abstemiousness, n.   Temperance (as a habit), abstinence.
Abstergent, a.   (Med.) Cleansing, purifying, purgative, cathartic.
Abstinence, n.   1. Abstaining, refraining.
2. Abstemiousness, soberness, temperance, moderation.
Abstinent, a.   1. Abstaining, fasting.
2. Abstemious, sober, temperate.
Abstract, v. a.   1. Separate, disunite, disjoin, dissociate, isolate, detach, disengage.
2. Take, seize, appropriate, steal, purloin.
3. Abridge, abbreviate, epitomize, make an abstract of.
Abstract, a.   1. Separate, isolated, not concrete.
2. Occult, recondite, subtile, refined, abstracted, ABSTRUSE.
Abstract, n.   Abridgment, epitome, summary, conspectus, compend, compendium, synopsis, syllabus, outline, digest, brief, breviary, sum and substance, concise statement.
Abstracted, a.   1. Subtile, refined, abstract, abstruse.
2. Inattentive, preoccupied, lost, dreaming, musing, absent, absent-minded, in a revery, in a brown study.
Abstraction, n.   1. Separation, disconnection, disjunction, isolation.
2. Preoccupation, inattention, revery, musing, muse, absence, absence of mind, brown study.
3. Taking, abduction, seizure, appropriation, stealing, purloining, pilfering.
Abstruse, a.   Recondite, occult, profound, hidden, transcendental, obscure, difficult, dark, enigmatical, mysterious, mystic, mystical, high, abstract, abstracted, subtile, refined.
Absurd, a.   Unreasonable, irrational, foolish, nonsensical, ridiculous, incongruous, senseless, unwise, silly, stupid, preposterous, PARADOXICAL, ill-judged, ill-advised, contrary to reason, contrary to the dictates of common sense.
Absurdity, n.   1. Unreasonableness, irrationality, foolishness, folly, foolery, extravagance, absurdness.
2. Paradox, MARE'S NEST, CART BEFORE THE HORSE, absurd thing.
Absurdness, n.   Absurdity.
Absurd story, Cock-and-bull-story, fiddle-faddle, neither rhyme nor reason.
Abundance, n.   Flow, overflow, exuberance, luxuriance, fertility, copiousness, profusion, richness, largeness, ampleness, wealth, affluence, store, more than enough, great plenty.
Abundant, a.   Abounding, flowing, overflowing, plentiful, plenteous, copious, much, exuberant, luxuriant, replete, full, large, ample, good, liberal, bountiful, lavish, rich, teeming, thick.
Abuse, v. a.   1. Misuse, misemploy, misapply, pervert, prostitute, desecrate, profane, make an ill use of.
2. Maltreat, harm, injure, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use.
3. Revile, reproach, vilify, slander, traduce, defame, asperse, malign, blacken, disparage, berate, rate, upbraid, calumniate, lampoon, satirize, lash, PASQUINADE, VITUPERATE, rail at, sneer at, speak ill of, accuse falsely, damn with faint praise.
4. Violate, outrage, ravish, deflour.
Abuse, n.   1. Misapplication, misuse, misemployment, profanation, prostitution, desecration, perversion, ill-use.
2. Maltreatment, outrage, ill-treatment, bad treatment.
3. Corrupt practice.
4. Vituperation, railing, reviling, contumely, obloquy, opprobrium, insult, scurrility, ribaldry, JAW, foul invective, rude reproach.
Abusive, a.   Reproachful, opprobrious, scurrilous, ribald, contumelious, vituperative, condemnatory, damnatory, invective, calumnious, denunciatory, insulting, insolent.
Abut against, Meet (end to end or side to side), be contiguous.
Abut upon, Meet (end to end or side to side), be contiguous.
Abyss, n.   1. Gulf, gorge, great depth, bottomless gulf or pit.
2. Hell, limbo, purgatory.
Academic, a.   1. Scholastic, literary, lettered.
Academical, a.   1. Scholastic, literary, lettered.
2. Platonic, of Plato.
Academy, n.   School, seminary, institute, gymnasium, high school, college.
Acarpous, a.   (Bot.) Unfruitful, sterile, barren, fruitless, unproductive.
Accede, v. n.   Consent, agree, assent, acquiesce, comply, yield assent, give assent.
Accelerate, v. a.   Hasten, expedite, hurry, quicken, speed, precipitate, despatch, urge forward, push forward, push on, press on, urge on.
Acceleration, n.   Hastening, increase of velocity.
Accent, n.   1. Intonation, cadence, tone, modulation of voice.
2. Stress (on a certain syllable).
Accent, v. a.   Accentuate, lay stress upon, pronounce with accent.
Accents, n. pl.   Language, words.
Accentuate, v. a.   1. Mark with accent, put the mark of accent upon.
2. Accent, lay stress upon, pronounce with accent.
Accept, v. a.   1. Take (what is offered), RECEIVE.
2. Admit, assent to, agree to, accede to, acquiesce in.
3. Estimate, regard, value.
Acceptable, a.   Welcome, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, grateful, gratifying.
Acceptance, n.   1. Accepting, taking, reception, receipt.
2. Favorable reception.
3. (Com.) Accepted bill (of exchange).
Acceptation, n.   Meaning, signification, significance, sense, import.
Access, n.   1. Avenue, approach, passage, way, passage-way, way of approach.
2. Admission, admittance, means of approach, liberty to approach.
Accessary, a.   Assisting, aiding, abetting, helping, accessory.
Accessary, n.   Confederate, accomplice, abettor, accessory, associate (in a crime), PARTICEPS CRIMINIS, SOCIUS CRIMINIS.
Accession, n.   1. Addition, increase, enlargement, augmentation, extension.
2. Coming into power (as a new dynasty).
Accessory, a.   Assisting, ACCESSARY.
Accessory, n.   1. Confederate, ACCESSARY.
2. Accompaniment, attendant, concomitant.
Accidence, n.   Grammar, rudiments or elements of grammar.
Accident, n.   1. Casualty, chance, fortuity, mischance, misadventure, calamity, mishap, hap, hazard, contingency, CONTRETEMPS, unforeseen or fortuitous event.
2. Property, quality, modification, affection, mode.
Accidental, a.   1. Casual, fortuitous, contingent, that happens by chance, not designed, not planned.
2. Incidental, adventitious, non-essential.
Accidentalness, n.   Contingency, fortuity.
Accipitres, n. pl.   [L.] (Ornith.) Raptors, RAPTORES, raptorials, rapacious birds, birds of prey.
Acclaim, n.   [Poetical.] Acclamation.
Acclamation, n.   Applause, plaudit, shouting, cheer, cry, outcry, eclat, ACCLAIM, shout of applause.
Acclimate, v. a.   Acclimatize, inure or habituate to a climate.
Acclimatize, v. a.   Acclimate.
Acclivity, n.   Ascent, slope (upwards), rising ground.
Accommodate, v. a.   1. Oblige, serve, supply, furnish, do a service for, supply the wants of, minister to the convenience of.
2. Fit, suit, adapt, make conform, make conformable.
3. Reconcile, adjust, settle, compose.
Accommodate with, Furnish, supply, afford, spare, give.
Accommodation, n.   1. Advantage, privilege, convenience, EASEMENT, supply of wants, provision of conveniences.
2. Agreement, adaptation, fitness, suitableness, conformity.
3. Reconciliation, adjustment, pacification, settlement.
Accompaniment, n.   Appendage, concomitant, attendant, adjunct, attachment, appurtenance.
Accompany, v. a.   Attend, escort, convoy, follow, wait on, be associated with, keep company with, go with, go along with, go hand in hand with.
Accomplice, n.   Confederate, accessary, abettor, associate (in a crime), PARTICEPS CRIMINIS, SOCIUS CRIMINIS.
Accomplish, v. a.   1. Complete, achieve, effect, execute, perform, do, consummate, compass, carry, carry in to effect, carry through, carry out, get through, bring about, work out, turn out, turn off.
2. Finish, end, conclude, terminate.
3. Fulfil, realize, effectuate, bring to pass.
4. Equip, furnish, supply.
Accomplished, a.   1. Instructed, educated, practised, experienced, finished, consummate, ripe, thorough-bred, versed, qualified, proficient, able, clever, apt, adroit, expert, talented, skilful.
2. Polished, refined, polite, elegant, fashionable, fine.
Accomplishment, n.   1. Completion, performance, execution, achievement, consummation, fulfilment.
2. Acquirement, attainment, proficiency, stock of knowledge, mental resources.
Accord, v. a.   Grant, concede, vouchsafe, deign.
Accord, v. n.   Harmonize, correspond, agree, tally, quadrate, be in unison, be harmonious, square.
Accord, n.   Agreement, ACCORDANCE.
Accordance, n.   Accord, concord, agreement, concurrence, concordance, conformity, conformation, harmony, unison, unanimity.
Accordant, a.   Agreeable, agreeing, suitable, consonant, congruous, symphonious.
Accordingly, ad.   1. Agreeably, suitably, conformably.
2. Consequently, as a natural consequence, as proper to the circumstances or the occasion.
According to. By, in accordance with, conformably to, agreeably to.
Accost, v. a.   Address, salute, greet, speak to, MAKE UP TO.
Accouchement, n.   [Fr.] Child-birth, delivery, parturition, labor, travail.
Accoucheur, n.   [Fr.] Man midwife, obstetrician.
Accoucheuse, n.   [Fr.] Midwife.
Account, n.   1. Record, register, inventory, score.
2. Bill, charge, registry of debt and credit.
3. Beckoning, computation, calculation, enumeration, tale, count.
4. Description, statement, narration, recital, rehearsal, relation, narrative, chronicle, history, delineation, representation, portrayal, detail, word, tidings, report.
5. Consideration, regard, motive, reason, ground, sake.
6. Consequence, importance, worth, distinction, dignity, repute, reputation, note.
7. Profit, advantage, benefit.
Account, v. a.   Esteem, regard, deem, think, hold, consider, view, reckon, rate, estimate, look upon.
Account, v. n.   1. Render an account, answer in judgment.
2. Explain, give a reason, show the reason, render a reason, assign the cause, make explanation.
Accountability, n.   Accountableness, responsibility, liability, obligation, bond of duty.
Accountable, a.   Responsible, answerable, amenable, liable.
Accountableness, n.   Accountability.
Accountant, n.   Book-keeper, expert in accounts.
Accoutre, v. a.   [Written also Accouter.] Dress, equip, furnish, fit out, arm and equip.
Accoutrements, n. pl.   [Written also Accouterments.] Dress, equipage, equipments, trappings, gear, TOGGERY.
Accredit, v. a.   Credit, give trust or confidence to, give credit or honor to, receive as an envoy, receive as commissioned, empowered, or authorized.
Accretion, n.   1. Growth (by accession of parts).
2. (Med.) Growing together.
3. (Law.) Gradual accumulation (of soil, as at the mouth of a river).
Accrue, v. n.   Result, proceed, come, arise, issue, follow, flow, ensue, be added, be derived, be gained, be got, come in.
Accumbent, a.   Leaning, reclining.
Accumulate, v. a.   1. Pile, amass, aggregate, collect, collect together, gather up, pile up, heap up, bring together, heap together, scrape together.
2. Store, garner, husband, HOARD, treasure up, garner up, lay up, lay by, lay in, set by.
Accumulate, v. n.   Increase, grow, be accumulated, be heaped up.
Accumulation, n.   Collection, pile, heap, aggregation, mass.
Accuracy, n.   Exactness, exactitude, correctness, precision, niceness, nicety, truth, accurateness, fidelity.
Accurate, n.   Exact, correct, precise, true, truthful, faithful, strict, close, rigorous, severe, just, nice, exquisite, unerring.
Accurateness, n.   Accuracy.
Accursed, a.   1. Cursed, unsanctified, unholy.
2. Detestable, execrable, hateful, abominable, odious, horrid, horrible, damnable.
Accusation, n.   Crimination, impeachment, arraignment, indictment, charge.
Accuse, v. a.   Charge, impeach, arraign, indict, criminate, inculpate, incriminate, tax, inform against, call to account, take to task.
Accuser, n.   Informer, informant, plaintiff, prosecutor.
Accustom, v. a.   Habituate, inure, use, harden, familiarize, ADDICT, train, discipline, drill, break in.
Accustomed, a.   Usual, habitual, wonted, customary, familiar, common, frequent, regular, ordinary, every day.
Ace, n.   1. Single point (in cards or in dice).
2. Particle, atom, jot, iota, bit, tittle, whit, grain, scrap, mite, corpuscle, scintilla.
Acephalous, a.   Headless.
Acerbity, n.   1. Roughness, astringency, sourness, acidity, acidness, tartness.
2. Acrimony, severity, harshness, sternness, asperity, bitterness, venom, rancor, crabbedness, churlishness, moroseness, sullenness, ill temper, bad blood.
Acetic acid, Vinegar.
Ache, n.   Aching, pain, continued pain.
Ache, v. n.   1. Be in pain, feel or suffer pain.
2. Be painful, give pain.
Achieve, v. a.   1. Accomplish, perform, execute, do, complete, finish, compass, consummate, effect, realize, bring about, bring to pass, carry through, carry out, work out, bring to a close, bring to conclusion.
2. Obtain, acquire, procure, gain, win, get.
Achievement, n.   1. Performance, accomplishment, completion, attainment, realization, consummation.
2. Exploit, feat, deed, work.
3. Escutcheon, shield, ensign armorial.
Aching, n.   Pain, ache, continued pain.
Achromatic, a.   Colorless, uncolored, untinged, hueless, free from color.
Achromatism, n.   Absence of color, want of color.
Achromatize, v. a.   Deprive of color.
Acicular, a.   (Bot.) Aciculate, aciform, needle-shaped.
Aciculate, a.   (Bot.) Acicular.
Acid, a.   Sour, tart, sharp, pricked.
Acidity, n.   Sourness, tartness, acidness, sharpness.
Acidness, n.   Acidity.
Acidulous, a.   Sourish, somewhat acid, slightly acid, subacid, somewhat sour.
Aciform, a.   (Bot.) Acicular.
Acinaciform, a.   (Bot.) Cimeter-shaped.
Acknowledge, v. a.   1. Recognize, take cognizance of, be aware of, hold in remembrance.
2. Admit, grant, concede, allow, accept, indorse, subscribe to, agree to.
3. Confess, own, avow, profess.
4. Express gratitude for, give thanks for.
5. Own or admit the validity of.
Acknowledgment, n.   1. Recognition, recognizance.
2. Admission, avowal, concession, allowance, acceptance, indorsement.
3. Expression of thanks or gratitude.
Acme, n.   Summit, top, apex, zenith, pinnacle, utmost height, highest point, culminating point, climax.
Aconite, n.   wolfsbane, monks-hood.
Acquaint, v. a.   1. Familiarize, make familiar.
2. Inform, apprise, tell, notify, make aware, make known to, mention to, communicate to, signify to, give notice to, send word to, write word to.
Acquaintance, n.   1. Familiarity, familiar knowledge.
2. Friend (with whom one is not intimate).
Acquainted with, 1. Familiar with, versed in, AU FAIT at.
2. A friend of (without being intimate with).
Acquiesce, v. n.   1. Yield, comply, submit, bow, rest, resign one's self, be reconciled, be resigned, be satisfied, rest satisfied.
2. Assent, consent, agree, accede, concur, yield assent, give consent, fall in, go with the stream, go with the current.
Acquiescence, n.   1. Compliance, submission, resignation.
2. Assent, consent, agreement, concurrence.
Acquiescent, a.   Complying, yielding, submitting.
Acquire, v. a.   1. Gain, obtain, achieve, attain, procure, earn, win, get, secure, have, make, PURCHASE, get possession of, get into one's hands.
2. Master, learn thoroughly, make one's self master of.
Acquirement, n.   1. Acquiring, gathering, gaining, mastery.
2. Accomplishment, attainment, acquisition, stock of knowledge, mental resources.
Acquisition, n.   Acquirement.
Acquisitive, n.   Acquiring, disposed to acquire.
Acquisitiveness, n.   Love of acquiring, desire to acquire.
Acquit, v. a.   Discharge (from an accusation), clear, release, absolve, exonerate, exculpate, excuse, pardon, forgive, quit, set free.
Acquit one's self, Act, behave, conduct one's self, bear one's self, demean one's self.
Acquittal, n.   Discharge, release, deliverance, liberation, exoneration, clearance, absolution, acquittance.
Acquittance, n.   1. Discharge, ACQUITTAL.
2. Receipt, receipt in full.
Acrid, a.   1. Sharp, biting, pungent, hot, burning, poignant, caustic, corrosive.
2. Severe, harsh, ACRIMONIOUS.
Acridity, n.   Acridness.
Acridness, n.   1. Sharpness, pungency, poignancy, acridity.
2. Severity, harshness, hardness.
Acrimonious, a.   [Rare.] 1. Corrosive, caustic, sharp.
2. Severe, harsh, hard, acrid, sarcastic, bitter, virulent, malignant, censorious, crabbed, snarling, snappish, testy, pettish, petulant, cross, sour, tart, splenetic, peevish, ill-tempered, ill-natured.
Acrimony, n.   1. Sharpness, corrosiveness, causticity.
2. Severity, harshness, sourness, tartness, asperity, virulence, bitterness, acerbity, rancor, venom, crabbedness, moroseness, churlishness, ill-temper, bad blood.
Acroamatic, a.   Esoteric, esoterical, secret, private, acroatic.
Acroamatical, a.   Esoteric, esoterical, secret, private, acroatic.
Acroatic, a.   Esoteric, ACROAMATIC.
Acrobat, n.   Rope-dancer.
Acrospire, n.   Shoot, sprout, plumule.
Across, prep.   Athwart, over, from one side of to the other.
Act, v. n.   1. Work, move, carry any thing into effect, execute a purpose, be in action.
2. Behave, conduct one's self, demean one's self, acquit one's self.
3. Operate, have influence.
Act, v. a.   1. Do, perform, execute, carry into execution.
2. Personate, play, simulate, enact, play the part of, take the part of.
Act, n.   1. Deed (viewed as a single exertion of power), ACTION, performance, proceeding, thing, exploit, feat, achievement, turn.
2. Statute, enactment, ordinance, edict, decree, law, bill.
3. Fact, reality, actuality, real existence.
Acting, n.   1. Deed, performance, ACTION.
2. Personation, representation, simulation.
Action, n.   1. Activity, exercise, motion, movement, play.
2. Deed (viewed as requiring a continued exertion of power), performance, exploit, achievement, procedure, proceeding, acting, turn, ACT.
3. Agency, operation, force, influence, instrumentality, process.
4. Battle, engagement, conflict, contest, combat, rencontre, encounter, skirmish, brush, affair.
5. Gesticulation, gesture.
6. Subject, fable, plot, series of events.
7. (Law.) Suit, process, case, prosecution.
Actinolite, n.   Strahlstein, ray-stone.
Active, a.   1. Practical, operative, living, vigorous, in action, in operation.
2. Busy, diligent, assiduous, industrious, indefatigable, unremitting, laborious, sedulous, notable, at work, hard at work, diligently employed, busily engaged.
3. Alert, nimble, agile, supple, brisk, dapper, stirring, SPRY, smart, quick, prompt, ready, lively, sprightly, spirited.
4. Enterprising, energetic, strong, efficient, in earnest.
5. Drastic (as medicine), powerful, efficacious.
6. (Gram.) Transitive.
Activity, n.   1. Action, exercise.
2. Alertness, agility, nimbleness, smartness, briskness, sprightliness, spryness.
3. Intensity, energy, strength, force, power, vigor.
4. Enterprise, efficiency.
Actor, n.   1. Doer, operator, agent.
2. Player, performer, comedian, tragedian, stage-player.
Actual, a.   1. Real, veritable, true, substantial, determinate, decided, categorical, positive, absolute, certain, genuine, very, not ideal, not imagined, not imaginary, not supposed or fancied, not fictitious, that exists in fact, DE FACTO, BONA FIDE.
2. Present, now existing, now in being.
Actually, ad.   Really, truly, absolutely, positively, verily, indeed, in fact, in reality, as a matter of fact, in truth.
Actuate, v. a.   Induce, impel, move, prompt, instigate, persuade, incite, act upon, prevail upon, work upon.
Act upon, 1. Influence, effect, have influence upon.
2. Induce, ACTUATE.
Act up to. Abide by, conform to, persist in.
Acumen, n.   Acuteness, shrewdness, sagacity, astuteness, sharpness, ingenuity, perspicacity, discernment, penetration, mother-wit, quick parts.
Acuminate, a.   (Bot.) Sharp, acute, pointed, cuspidate, cuspidated.
Acuminated, a.   (Bot.) Sharp, acute, pointed, cuspidate, cuspidated.
Acute, a.   1. Sharp, pointed, ACUMINATED, CUSPIDATED.
2. Keen, shrewd, discerning, knowing, quick, sharp, smart, bright, sage, sapient, sagacious, intelligent, astute, ingenious, subtle, penetrating, piercing, clear-sighted, sharp-witted, long-headed, UP TO SNUFF.
3. Severe, violent, intense, poignant, exquisite, pungent.
4. High, shrill, high-toned.
Acuteness, n.   1. Sharpness.
2. Acumen, shrewdness, penetration, sagacity, sagaciousness, astuteness, sharpness, brightness, perspicacity, discernment, ingenuity, mother-wit, quick parts.
3. Severity, intensity, poignancy, violence.
4. Highness, shrillness.
Adage, n.   Proverb, saying, saw, dictum, aphorism, apothegm, maxim, by-word, sententious precept.
Adamant, n.   Diamond, crystallized carbon.
Adamantean, a.   Adamantine, hard as adamant, very hard.
Adamantine, a.   1. Made of adamant.
2. Adamantean, very hard, hard as adamant.
Adam's-needle, n.   Yucca, bear-grass, Spanish bayonet.
Adapt, v. a.   Adjust, accommodate, suit, proportion, qualify, prepare, fit, temper, fashion, match, make, conform, make conformable or suitable.
Adaptability, n.   Adaptableness, suitableness, ADAPTATION.
Adaptation, n.   Fitness, suitableness, appropriateness, aptness, adaptability, accommodation, harmony.
Add, v. a.   1. Join, subjoin, annex, affix, append, superadd, tag, tack.
2. Sum, sum up, cast up, add together.
Add to. Increase, augment, make greater.
Addendum, n.   Addition, appendix, appendage, adjunct, appurtenance, attachment.
Addict, v. a.   Accustom (commonly in a bad sense), habituate, dedicate, devote, apply (habitually), give, give up.
Addiction, n.   [Rare.] Addictedness.
Addition, n.   1. Adding.
2. Accession, increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension.
3. Appendage, adjunct, appendix, addendum.
Additional, a.   Superadded, adscititious, supplemental, supplementary, extra, more.
Additive, a.   To be added.
Addle, a.   1. Putrid, corrupt, spoiled (as eggs).
2. Barren, unfruitful, fruitless, abortive, unproductive, unprolific, unfertile, sterile, infecund, addled.
Addled, a.   Addle.
Addle-head, n.   Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Addle-headed, a.   Foolish, stupid, dull, doltish, brainless, shallow, soft, sappy, witless, blockish, weak-headed, weak-minded, feeble-minded, half-witted, short-witted, shallow-brained, dull-witted, thick-skulled, addle-pated.
Addle-pated, a.   Addle-headed.
Address, n.   1. Appeal, invocation, petition, entreaty, request, imploration, application, solicitation, suit.
2. Discourse, speech, oration, harangue.
3. Skill, art, adroitness, readiness, dexterity, expertness, cleverness, ingenuity, ability, tact, GUMPTION.
4. Superscription, direction.
5. Manner (in speaking to another).
Addresses, n. pl.   Courtship, suit.
Address one's self to, Direct one's speech or discourse to, speak to.
Adduce, v. a.   1. Advance, ofter, present, allege, assign, give, bring forward.
2. Name, cite, quote, introduce.
Adept, n.   Master, proficient, genius, doctor, veteran, expert, dab, DABSTER, good hand, master hand, capital hand, nice hand.
Adept, a.   Skilled, versed, experienced, practised, proficient, good, at home, AU FAIT.
Adequacy, n.   Sufficiency, competence, competency, enough, adequateness.
Adequate, a.   Sufficient, commensurate, proportionate, correspondent, equal, suitable, fit, competent, adapted.
Adequateness, n.   Adequacy.
Adhere, v. n.   1. Stick, cling, cleave, hold, cohere, take hold, be firmly fixed.
2. Be faithful, be devoted, be attached, stand by, be true.
Adherence, n.   1. Tenacity, fixedness.
2. Attachment, constancy, fidelity, devotion, adhesion.
Adherent, a.   Adhering, sticking, clinging.
Adherent, n.   Follower, partisan, disciple, sectary, retainer, votary, supporter, dependant, vassal.
Adhesion, n.   1. Adhering, sticking, clinging, tendency to adhere.
2. Attachment, ADHERENCE.
Adhesive, a.   1. Sticking, clinging, tending to adhere.
2. Sticky, tenacious, tough, viscous, glutinous, smeary, dauby, stringy, ropy, gummy, clammy.
Adieu, ad.   Farewell, good-by, fare-you-well, God bless you.
Adieu, n.   Farewell, valediction, leave-taking.
Adipose, a.   Fat, fatty, unctuous, oily, sebaceous, greasy.
Adjacence, n.   Nearness, vicinity, vicinage, neighborhood, proximity, contiguity.
Adjacency, n.   Nearness, vicinity, vicinage, neighborhood, proximity, contiguity.
Adjacent, a.   Adjoining, conterminous, neighboring, near, close, bordering, contiguous, in proximity.
Adjective, n.   [Technical term of the grammarian.] Epithet, qualifying word or term.
Adjoin, v. a.   Be contiguous to, lie near to, lie close to, border upon, be adjacent to.
Adjoin, v. n.   [Rare.] Border, lie near, lie close, be contiguous, be adjacent.
Adjourn, v. a.   1. Postpone, defer, delay, procrastinate, put off.
2. Prorogue.
Adjournment, n.   1. Postponement, delay, putting off.
2. Prorogation.
Adjudge, v. a.   1. Award (judicially).
2. Determine, settle, decide, decree (by judicial authority), adjudicate.
Adjudicate, v. a.   Determine, ADJUDGE.
Adjudicate, v. n.   Judge, decide, determine, arbitrate, give judgment, pass judgment.
Adjudication, n.   Sentence, decision, determination, decree, award, arbitrament.
Adjunct, n.   Addition, appendage, appurtenance, dependency, attachment, addendum, something added.
Adjuration, n.   Entreaty (as if to one bound by oath), solemn charge.
Adjure, v. a.   Entreat (as if under oath), conjure, obtest, beseech, pray, supplicate, beg, conjure, implore, invoke, enjoin solemnly.
Adjust, v. a.   1. Arrange, dispose, rectify, trim, put or set in order, put or set to rights, put in tune, put in good trim.
2. Regulate, set.
3. Settle, compose, reconcile, make up.
4. Fit, adapt, suit, proportion, accommodate, measure, make conform, make conformable.
Adjustment, n.   1. Arrangement, adjusting, putting in order, putting in good trim, setting to rights.
2. Regulation, setting, putting right.
3. Settlement, reconciliation, pacification.
4. Fitting, adapting, accommodation, making suitable or conformable.
Adjutant, n.   (Mil.) Assistant (of a superior officer).
Admeasurement, n.   Measurement.
Administer, v. a. 1. Dispense, give, distribute, supply, contribute, deal out, give out.
2. Direct, manage, conduct, control, superintend, preside over.
3. Tender, offer, proffer.
Administer, v. n.   1. Contribute, conduce, be helpful.
2. (Law.) Act as administrator.
Administration, n.   1. Dispensation, distribution.
2. Management, conduct, direction, control, superintendence.
3. Executive department (of a government), President (or other chief magistrate) and cabinet.
4. (Law.) Management of an estate (of an intestate).
Admirable, a.   1. [Rare.] Wonderful, surprising, striking, astonishing.
2. Excellent, incomparable, inimitable, fine, rare, transcendent, matchless, perfect, first-rate, worthy of admiration.
Admiration, n.   1. [Rare.] Wonder, surprise, astonishment, amazement.
2. Liking, love, high regard, high opinion.
Admire, v. a.   1. [Rare.] Wonder at, be surprised at, be astonished or amazed at.
2. Like much, think highly of, have a high opinion of, prize or value highly.
Admire, v. n.   [Rare.] Wonder, marvel, be surprised or astonished.
Admirer, n.   Lover, gallant, suitor, sweetheart, beau, CICISBEO.
Admissible, a.   Permissible, allowable, lawful, proper, justifiable, warrantable.
Admission, n.   1. Admittance, introduction, access, entrance, initiation, ENTRÉE.
2. Allowance, avowal, concession, acknowledgment, assent.
Admit, v. a.   1. Receive, grant entrance to, let in, take in, open the door to.
2. Concede, accept, grant, acknowledge, own, confess, take for granted, agree to, accede to, acquiesce in.
3. Permit, allow, bear, admit of, be capable of.
Admit of, Admit, permit, allow, bear, be capable of.
Admittance, n.   1. Admission, introduction, ENTRÉE.
2. Access, means of approach, liberty to approach.
Admixture, n.   1. Mixture.
2. Spice, dash, infusion, sprinkling, touch, seasoning, smack, taste, tincture, tinge.
Admonish, v. a.   1. Reprove (gently), censure, warn of a fault.
2. Advise, counsel, caution, forewarn, enjoin.
3. Instruct, inform, teach, apprise, acquaint, notify, make acquainted, make aware.
Admonition, n.   1. Hint of a fault, gentle reproof.
2. Advice, counsel, caution, warning, monition.
Admonitory, a.   Admonishing, monitory.
Ado, n.   1. Trouble, difficulty, labor, pains.
2. Bustle, stir, flurry, fuss, noise, tumult, turmoil, pother, confusion, commotion, TO-DO.
Adolescence, n.   Youth, juvenility, minority, juniority, nonage, teens, prime of life, flower of life, bloom of life.
Adolescent, a.   Youthful, juvenile, young.
Adopt, v. a.   1. Appropriate, take to one's self, take or select as one's own.
2. Approve, espouse, support, maintain.
3. Affiliate, father, treat as one's own child.
Adoption, n.   1. Appropriation.
2. Approval, espousal, support, maintenance.
3. Affiliation, adopting, fathering.
Adorable, a.   1. Divine, to be adored, worthy of adoration.
2. Estimable, venerable, worthy of love or honor.
Adoration, n.   1. Worship, devotion.
2. Homage, reverence, veneration.
Adore, v. a.   1. Worship.
2. Revere, venerate, idolize, honor, pay homage to.
Adorer, n.   1. Worshipper.
2. Idolater, great admirer.
Adorn, v. a.   Embellish, decorate, beautify, ornament, deck, bedeck, emblazon, gild, trim, grace, crown, varnish, array, set out, set off, TRICK OUT.
Adroit, a.   Dexterous, expert, skilful, apt, handy, ready, quick, clever, able, masterly.
Adscititious, a.   Additional, supplemental, supplementary, superadded.
Adulation, n.   Flattery, flummery, excessive praise, extravagant compliment.
Adulatory, a.   Flattering, smooth, oily, full of compliments, servile in compliment.
Adult, a.   Mature, grown up, full grown, of age, of mature age.
Adult, n.   Person of mature age, grown up person.
Adulterate, v. a.   Debase, corrupt, vitiate, sophisticate, alloy, dash, deteriorate, make impure.
Adulteration, n.   Debasement, corruption, deterioration, sophistication.
Adulterous, a.   Unchaste, rakish, dissolute.
Adultery, n.   Violation of the marriage-bed.
Adumbrate, v. a.   1. Shadow, foreshadow, shadow out, shadow forth.
2. Typify, represent, symbolize, show, denote, stand for.
Adumbration, n.   1. Shadowing forth, faint sketch, faint representation, indistinct image.
2. Type, image, shadow, symbol.
Aduncous, a.   Crooked, hooked, bent, curved.
Advance, v. a.   1. Promote, aggrandize, exalt, elevate, dignify, raise to preferment, raise to higher rank.
2. Forward, further, promote, improve, strengthen, make better, encourage the progress of.
3. Allege, adduce, propose, offer, assign, propound, bring forward, lay down.
4. Pay beforehand, supply beforehand, furnish on credit.
5. Increase (as price), enhance, augment, make greater, make higher.
Advance, v. n.   1. Proceed, progress, make progress, make way, get forward, go forward, get on, go on, get along, come on, gain ground.
2. Improve, grow, thrive, make improvement.
Advance, n.   1. Progress, progression, march, way, moving forward.
2. Improvement, growth, advancement.
3. Payment beforehand, anticipated payment.
4. Tender, offer, proposal, proposition.
5. Increase (of price), enhancement.
Advance-guard, n.   Vanguard.
Advancement, n.   1. Progress, progression, proficiency.
2. Promotion, preferment, elevation, exaltation, aggrandizement.
3. Improvement, advance, growth.
Advantage, n.   1. Favorable opportunity, vantage-ground, superior situation or condition, best estate, best plight.
2. Superiority, ascendency, pre-eminence, upper-hand.
3. Benefit, avail, profit, gain, emolument, return, utility, expediency, good, weal, service, blessing.
4. Behalf, behoof, account, interest.
5. Privilege, prerogative, convenience, accommodation, EASEMENT.
Advantage, v. a.   Benefit, profit, serve, help, avail, advance the interest of, be of advantage to.
Advantageous, a.   Beneficial, profitable, helpful, useful, convenient, serviceable, salutary, favorable, expedient, good, well, for one's advantage, for one's interest, for one's good.
Advent, n.   1. Arrival, coming, approach.
2. Coming of Christ.
Adventitious, a.   Accidental, incidental, extrinsic, extraneous, foreign, non-essential.
Adventure, n.   1. Chance, hazard, fortuity, contingency, risk, venture, stake.
2. Hazardous enterprise, bold undertaking.
3. Event, incident, occurrence, transaction, passage, contingency.
4. (Com.) Speculation.
Adventure, v. a.   Hazard, venture, risk, peril, imperil, put to hazard, put at risk, put in danger.
Adventure, v. n.   Dare, venture, take the risk, run the risk, incur the hazard.
Adventurous, a.   1. Bold, daring, courageous, venturesome, venturous, chivalrous, doughty, enterprising.
2. Rash, reckless, precipitate, headlong, foolhardy, full of hazard.
Adversaria, n. pl.   Notes, memoranda, remarks, note-book, journal, commonplace-book.
Adversary, n.   1. Enemy, foe, antagonist, opponent, adverse party.
2. [With The prefixed.] Devil, Satan.
Adverse, a.   1. Contrary, opposing, unpropitious, counteracting, conflicting, HEAD, not propitious.
2. Hostile, inimical, antagonistic.
3. Unprosperous, untoward, unlucky, unfortunate, calamitous, disastrous.
Adversity, n.   Misfortune, calamity, affliction, trouble, suffering, woe, disaster, distress, misery, ill-luck, bad luck, broken fortunes, hard life, frowns of fortune.
Advert to, 1. Observe, remark, regard, heed, consider, notice, mark, view, give heed to, take notice of, pay attention to, attend to, look to, see to, give heed to, have an eye to, give a thought to, look after.
2. Refer to, allude to.
Advertence, n.   Attention, heed, regard, observance, observation, notice, consideration, heedfulness, mindfulness.
Advertency, n.   Attention, heed, regard, observance, observation, notice, consideration, heedfulness, mindfulness.
Advertise, v. a.   1. Announce, publish, declare, promulgate, trumpet, proclaim, make known, spread abroad, noise abroad, give notice of, lay before the public, bring to the notice of the public, make proclamation of.
2. Offer for sale.
Advertisement, n.   Announcement, notification, information, notice, proclamation, promulgation, trumpeting.
Advice, n.   1. Counsel, suggestion, instruction, recommendation, admonition, warning, caution, exhortation.
2. Intelligence, information, notice, notification, tidings, word.
Advisability, n.   Expediency, advisableness.
Advisable, a.   Expedient, proper, fit, prudent, desirable, fit to be advised.
Advise, v. a.   1. Counsel, admonish, suggest, recommend to, give counsel to, give advice to.
2. Inform, acquaint, apprise, make known to, give notice to, send word to, write word to.
Advise, v. n.   Confer, consult, deliberate, take counsel, hold a conference.
Advisedly, ad.   Deliberately, heedfully, purposely, by design, with consideration.
Advisement, n.   Consultation, deliberation.
Adviser, n.   Counsellor, instructor, guide, director, mentor, monitor.
Advocacy, n.   Defence, vindication, support, countenance.
Advocate, v. a.   Defend, support, vindicate, justify, countenance, uphold, favor, plead in favor of, stand up for.
Advocate, n.   1. Counsellor, counsel, barrister, lawyer, attorney, solicitor, attorney-at-law, limb of the law.
2. Defender, vindicator, supporter, favorer, apologist, friend, patron.
3. Intercessor, comforter, paraclete, Holy Spirit, Spirit of Truth.
4. [With The prefixed.] Christ.
Ægis, n.   1. Shield, buckler.
2. Defence, protection, safeguard.
Aerial, a.   1. Atmospheric.
2. Aeriform, gaseous, vaporous, ethereal, airy, empyreal, light.
3. High, lofty.
Aerie, n.   1. Nest (of a bird of prey).
2. Brood (of birds of prey).
Aeriform, a.   Gaseous, ethereal, vaporous, airy, aerial.
Aerolite, n.   Meteoric stone.
Aeronaut, n.   Balloonist, aerial navigator.
Aeronautics, n.   Aerostation, ballooning.
Aerostation, n.   Aeronautics.
Æsthetics, n.   [Sometimes written Esthetics.] Philosophy of the fine arts, theory or philosophy of taste, science of the beautiful.
Afar, ad.   Far off, long way off, afar off, wide away, a great way off, at a distance, to or from a distance.
Affability, n.   1. Sociability, sociableness.
2. Courtesy, courteousness, complaisance, condescension, civility, politeness, urbanity, comity, amenity, suavity, amiability, good manners, good breeding, obliging manner.
Affable, a.   1. Conversable, communicative, free, unreserved, open, sociable, social.
2. Courteous, complaisant, civil, polite, obliging, urbane, debonair, familiar, easy, gracious, mild, condescending, well-bred.
Affair, n.   1. Business, concern, matter, circumstance, question, subject.
2. Event, occurrence, incident, transaction, proceeding, performance.
3. Battle, engagement, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, rencontre, collision, skirmish, brush.
Affair of honor, Duel.
Affect, v. a.   1. Influence, act upon, work upon.
2. Concern, interest, regard, relate to, bear upon.
3. Touch, move, impress, melt, subdue, overcome, pierce.
4. Crave, yearn for, aspire to, aim at.
5. Assume, feign, arrogate, put on, make a show of, pretend to.
Affectation, n.   Pretension, airs, affectedness, mannerism, assumed manners, affected manner.
Affected, a.   1. Assumed, feigned, unnatural, artificial, insincere, canting.
2. Assuming, pretending, pretentious, conceited, vain, coxcomical, priggish.
Affectedness, n.   Affectation.
Affecting, a.   Moving, touching, pathetic, impressive.
Affection, n.   1. Feeling, passion, inclination, propensity, bent, bias, turn of mind, cast or frame of mind.
2. Attribute, quality, property, accident, modification, mode.
3. Love, heart, attachment, kindness, partiality, fondness, liking, tenderness, endearment, regard, good-will, tender passion.
4. (Med.) Disorder, malady, disease.
Affectionate, a.   Loving, fond, attached, devoted, warm, tender, kind, sympathetic, tender-hearted, warm-hearted.
Affiance, v. a.   Betroth, engage.
Affidavit, n.   Testimony (in writing, signed and sworn to before a magistrate, but given without cross-examination), evidence, DEPOSITION.
Affiliate, v. a.   1. Adopt, treat as one's own child.
2. Connect, associate, unite, join, bring into close relation.
Affinity, n.   1. Relationship (by marriage), KIN, CONSANGUINITY, propinquity.
2. Resemblance, likeness, relation, correlation, analogy, connection, similarity, similitude, parallelism, correspondence, parity, sympathy.
3. (Chem.) Attraction.
Affirm, v. a.   1. Declare, aver, assert, maintain, asseverate, avouch, vouch, allege, say, profess, protest, pronounce, predicate.
2. Confirm, ratify, approve, establish.
Affirm, v. n.   Assert, declare, aver, say, state, SWEAR, testify, depose, bear witness.
Affirmable, a.   Predicable.
Affirmation, n.   Assertion, declaration, asseveration, word, averment, protestation, avowal, predication, testimony, deposition.
Affirmative, a.   1. That affirms.
2. Indicative.
3. (Alg.) Positive, not negative.
Affix, v. a.   Join, subjoin, annex, attach, connect, set to, unite to the end.
Affix, n.   Postfix, suffix.
Afflatus, n.   Inspiration, supernatural influence.
Afflict, v. a.   Grieve, distress, trouble, torment, agonize, plague, pain, hurt, harass, wound, exercise, grind, persecute, smite, make sorrowful.
Afflicting, a.   Grievous, painful, distressing, calamitous, disastrous, afflictive, sad, unhappy, unfortunate, unlucky, wretched, dire, deplorable, sore, woful, severe, hard, trying, hard to bear.
Affliction, n.   1. Calamity, adversity, misfortune, disaster, visitation, stroke, reverse, reverse of fortune.
2. Grief, sorrow, distress, woe, tribulation, trial, plague, scourge, trouble, heartache, bitterness, misery, wretchedness, gripe, griping, broken heart, heavy heart.
Afflictive, a.   Afflicting.
Affluence, n.   Wealth, riches, opulence, fortune, plenty, abundance, exuberance, ample store, ample means.
Affluent, a.   1. Abundant, exuberant.
2. Opulent, wealthy, rich, moneyed.
Afford, v. a.   1. Supply, furnish, yield, produce.
2. Confer, impart, grant, bestow, offer, lend, give, communicate, spare.
3. Bear the cost or expense of.
Affray, n.   Brawl (in a public place), quarrel, feud, squabble, wrangle, contest, altercation, strife, row, fray, broil, fight, MÉLÉE, tumult, disturbance, outbreak, RUMPUS, breach of the peace.
Affright, v. a.   Frighten, terrify, alarm, scare, daunt, appall, dismay, fright, intimidate, startle, overawe, put in fear.
Affright, n.   Terror, fear, fright, alarm, dismay, consternation, panic.
Affront, v. a.   1. Insult, abuse, outrage.
2. Offend, displease, irritate, provoke, chafe, fret, vex, annoy, pique, nettle, anger, gall, MIFF, give offence to, make angry.
Affront, n.   1. Insult, abuse, contumely, indignity, outrage, injury, wrong, ill-treatment, ill-turn.
2. Provocation, offence.
Affusion, n.   Sprinkling.
Afoot, ad.   1. On foot.
2. Preparing, forthcoming, in preparation, in course of preparation, on the carpet, ON THE TAPIS, on the anvil.
Aforementioned, a.   Aforesaid.
Aforesaid, a.   Said before, aforementioned, before-mentioned, fore-named, above-mentioned, above-named.
Aforethought, a.   Premeditated, prepense.
A fortiori, [L.] With stronger reason, for a still stronger reason.
Afraid, a.   Fearful, haunted with fear.
Afresh, ad.   Anew, newly, again, over again, DE NOVO.
Aft, ad.   (Naut.) Abaft, astern, behind, back, rearward, in the rear.
After, prep.   1. Subsequent to, later than.
2. Following, behind.
3. About, in relation to.
4. In imitation of.
After, ad.   Afterward.
After, a.   1. Succeeding, subsequent, following, later.
2. Hind, hinder, posterior, rear, back.
After-ages, Posterity, descendants, succeeding times, succeeding generations.
After all, Eventually, ultimately, upon the whole, when all has been considered, at last, in the end.
After-birth, n.   Secundines, placenta.
After-math, n.   Rowen, eddish.
Aftermost, a.   Hindmost.
Afterpiece, n.   Farce, low comedy.
After-thought, n.   After-wit.
Afterward, ad.   Subsequently, after, later, thereafter, in the sequel.
Afterwards, ad.   Subsequently, after, later, thereafter, in the sequel.
After-wit, n.   After-thought.
Again, ad.   Afresh, anew, once more, another time, DE NOVO.
Again and again, Repeatedly, often, frequently, over and over, with frequent repetitions.
Against, prep.   1. Opposed to, in opposition to, contrary to, adverse to.
2. Facing, fronting, off, opposite to, over against.
3. In provision for, in expectation of, in preparation for, in anticipation of.
Against the grain, 1. Against the fibres (of wood).
2. Against the natural disposition, against one's inclination.
Agalloch, n.   Lign-aloes, aloes wood.
Agallochum, n.   Lign-aloes, aloes wood.
Agapæ, n. pl.   [L.] Love-feasts.
Agape, ad.   Wondering, gazing eagerly, staring with open mouth.
Agaric, n.   1. Mushroom.
2. Touchwood, spunk, punk.
Age, n.   1. Duration of existence.
2. Period, date, epoch, time.
3. Century, a hundred years.
4. Old age, decline of life, vale of years.
5. Maturity, mature years, years of discretion.
Aged, a.   1. Old, elderly, stricken in years, advanced in life, with one foot in the grave.
2. Having lived, of the age of.
Agency, n.   1. Intervention, instrumentality, mediation, action, operation, force, influence, procurement.
2. Charge, direction, management, superintendence, supervision.
Agent, n.   1. Actor, doer, operator, performer, executor.
2. Deputy, attorney, factor, representative, substitute, proxy, go-between, procurator, middleman, commissioner, vicegerent.
3. Hand, employé.
Agglomerate, v. a.   Gather in a ball or mass, gather together, lump together, heap up, pile up.
Agglomeration, n.   Conglomeration, accumulation, lump, heap, pile, mass, aggregation.
Agglutinate, v. a.   Unite, glue, cement, conglutinate.
Agglutination, n.   Cohesion, union, sticking together.
Aggrandize, v. a.   Exalt, dignify, honor, elevate, promote, make great, raise to higher rank.
Aggrandizement, n.   Exaltation, elevation, promotion, advancement, preferment.
Aggravate, v. a.   1. Heighten (in evil), increase, make worse.
2. Exaggerate, overstate, magnify.
3. [Of questionable propriety.] Provoke, irritate, exasperate, enrage.
Aggravation, n.   1. A heightening (of something evil).
2. Exaggeration.
3. [Of questionable propriety.] Provocation, irritation.
Aggregate, v. a.   Amass, collect, accumulate, pile, bring together, gather up, pile up, heap up, scrape together, keep together.
Aggregate, a.   Collected.
Aggregate, n.   Whole, total, totality, gross, lump, sum, amount, body, mass, gross amount, sum total.
Aggregation, n.   Collection, mass, pile, heap, accumulation.
Aggress, v. n.   Make the first attack, be the first to attack, be the aggressor.
Aggression, n.   Attack, assault, invasion, hostile encroachment.
Aggressive, a.   Attacking, assaulting, assailing, assailant, invading, offensive.
Aggressor, n.   Assailant, assaulter, attacker, assailer, invader.
Aggrieve, v. a.   1. Pain, grieve, afflict, wound the feelings of.
2. Wrong, injure, oppress, maltreat, abuse, bear hard upon, ill treat, ill use.
Aghast, a.   1. Awe-struck, horror-struck, dismayed, horrified, appalled, terrified, frightened, panic-stricken, struck with horror.
2. Amazed, astounded, startled, astonished, dumfoundered, thunderstruck.
Agile, a.   Lively, nimble, brisk, smart, active, quick, ready, prompt, alert, sprightly, lively, supple, SPRY, winged.
Agility, n.   Liveliness, nimbleness, briskness, smartness, activity, quickness, readiness, alertness, sprightliness, suppleness.
Agio, n.   (Com.) Premium.
Agiotage, n.   (Com.) Stock-jobbing.
Agitate, v. a.   1. Shake, jar, toss, rock, trouble (by brisk motion), convulse.
2. Excite, ruffle, rouse, ferment, stir up, work up.
3. Fluster, flurry, hurry, confuse, disconcert.
4. Discuss, controvert, canvass, debate, dispute, ventilate.
Agitation, n.   1. Agitating, shaking, shake, concussion.
2. Disturbance, jarring, commotion, convulsion, ferment, storm, tumult, turmoil.
3. Excitement, emotion, perturbation, trepidation, discomposure, distraction, PUCKER, ruffle, flutter, hurry, tremor, fever, fret.
4. Discussion, disputation, debate, controversy, canvassing, ventilation.
Agitator, n.   Incendiary, firebrand.
Ago, ad.   Past, gone, since.
Agog, a.   Eager, impatient, excited, wrought up, worked up, on tiptoe, with open mouth.
A-going, ad.   Abroach.
Agonize, v. a.   Torment, torture, rack, distress, pain severely, put in great pain.
Agonize, v. n.   Be tormented, be tortured, suffer great pain.
Agony, n.   Anguish (especially of the body), pang, torture, torment, distress, rack, throe, severe pain, extreme suffering.
Agree, v. n.   1. Accord, harmonize, concur, unite, be in unison, be of one mind.
2. Assent, consent, accede, acquiesce, comply, subscribe, yield assent, give consent, fall in.
3. Stipulate, bargain, promise, engage, undertake, contract, be sworn, be bound, make an agreement, plight one's word, pass one's word, pledge one's word, give assurance, take upon one's self, bind one's self.
4. Compromise, compound, come to an understanding, come to an agreement.
5. Suit, match, tally, correspond, quadrate, coincide, cohere, comport, conform, square.
Agreeable, a.   1. Suitable, fitting, fit, proper, meet, appropriate, befitting, conformable, correspondent, accordant, concordant, consonant.
2. Pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable, grateful, gratifying, acceptable, welcome, good, goodly, delightful, charming, delectable, delicious, dulcet, sweet, to one's taste, to one's mind, after one's fancy.
Agreeable to, 1. Conformable to, suitable to, accordant with, consonant with, tallying with, squaring with, consistent with, that falls in with.
2. Pleasing to, grateful to, gratifying to, acceptable to.
Agreeably to, According to, conformably to, in accordance with.
Agree with, 1. Chime in with, fall in with.
2. Make a bargain with, strike hands with.
Agriculture, n.   Tillage, husbandry, farming, culture, cultivation, geoponics.
Agriculturist, n.   Husbandman, farmer, tiller of the ground, cultivator of the soil.
Aground, ad.   1. Ashore, not afloat.
2. Stranded, wrecked, cast away.
Ague, n.   1. Chilliness, cold, chill.
2. Intermittent fever, fever and ague.
Ague-weed, n.   Thoroughwort, boneset, fever-root, Indian sage, (Eupatorium perfoliatum).
Ahead, ad.   1. Onward, forward, in advance, in front.
2. (Naut.) In opposition (said of the wind), against us, in our teeth.
Ai, n.   Three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus).
Aid, v. a.   1. Assist, help, support, serve, speed, second, back, befriend, prosper, abet, co-operate with, take part with, give support to, minister to.
2. Succor, relieve, SPELL.
Aid, n.   1. Assistance, help, LIFT, furtherance, co-operation, patronage, support, helping hand, good offices.
2. Succor, relief.
3. Aide-de-camp.
Aide-de-camp, [Fr.] (Mil.) Aid.
Aider, n.   Helper, assistant, coadjutor, co-operator, ally, auxiliary, abettor.
Ail, v. a.   Pain, trouble, afflict, be the matter with.
Ail, v. n.   Suffer, be in pain, feel pain, be ill.
Ail, n.   Disease, AILMENT.
Ailing, a.   Sickly, sick, ill, indisposed, unwell, diseased, feeble, languishing, unhealthy.
Ailment, n.   Disease, ail, illness, sickness, ailing, indisposition, malady, distemper, disorder, complaint.
Aim, v. a.   Direct, level, point.
Aim, n.   1. Direction, course, bearing, tendency, bent, proclivity.
2. Intention, intent, purpose, design, reason, view, object, end, scope, drift, goal, point, final cause.
Aim at, 1. Take aim at, point at, level at, direct towards.
2. Intend, purpose, design, mean.
3. Crave, affect, yearn for, aspire at, aspire after, endeavor after, be at, drive at, propose to one's self, have in view, have in one's eye, have an eye to, strive for, attempt to reach.
Aimless, a.   Purposeless, objectless, without aim or end.
Air, n.   1. Atmosphere, atmospheric air, common air.
2. Gas, aeriform fluid.
3. Breeze, zephyr, gentle wind, breath of air.
4. Weather, open air, open atmosphere.
5. Appearance, aspect, mien, manner, look, cast, demeanor, conduct, carriage, bearing, deportment, behavior, port.
6. Tune, melody.
Air, v. a.   1. Expose to air.
2. Ventilate, change the air of.
Air-bladder, n.   Sound (of a fish).
Air-bubble, n.   Bleb.
Air-engine, n.   Caloric engine.
Airiness, n.   1. Openness, exposure to air.
2. Gayety, levity, sprightliness, vivacity, liveliness.
Airing, n.   1. Ride, drive, walk, promenade, stroll, excursion.
2. Exposure to air, admission of air.
Air-pipe, n.   Vent, spiracle, blow-hole, air-tube.
Airs, n. pl.   Affectation, pretension, mannerism, affectedness, affected manner, assumed manner.
Air-tight, a.   Hermetic, hermetical.
Air-tube, n.   Air-pipe.
Airy, a.   1. Unsubstantial, aerial, ethereal, aeriform, thin, rare.
2. Light, subtile, sublimated.
3. Sprightly, buoyant, vivacious, wanton, volatile, jocund, jolly, jovial, lively, gay, blithe, light, light-hearted, light of heart, in spirits, in good spirits, of good cheer.
4. Showy, gaudy, flaunting, jaunty, gairish, fine.
5. Windy, empty.
Aisle, n.   Passage, walk.
Aitchbone, n.   Edgebone, natchbone.
Ajar, ad.   Partly open (as a door).
Ajutage, n.   Spout (of a fountain).
Akin, a.   Kin, related, allied, kindred, cognate, congenial, homogeneous, analogous, similar, parallel, of a piece.
Alack, interj.   Alas, lackaday.
Alacrity, n.   1. Readiness, promptitude, alertness, agility, activity, quickness, eagerness.
2. Sprightliness, gayety, cheerfulness, hilarity, vivacity, liveliness, high spirits, good spirits.
À la mode, [Fr.] a.   Fashionable, in the fashion, in vogue.
À la mode, [Fr.] ad.   Fashionably.
Alarm, n.   1. Alarum, larum, tocsin, summons to arms, alarm-bell, beat of drum, sound of trumpet, notice of danger, signal of distress.
2. Fear, apprehension, terror, fright, affright, consternation, dismay.
Alarm, v. a.   1. Call to arms, summon to arms.
2. Terrify, frighten, affright, startle, scare, daunt, appall, put in fear.
Alarm-bell, n.   Tocsin, ALARM.
Alarum, n.   Alarm.
Alas, interj.   Alack, lackaday.
Alate, a.   (Bot. and Anat.) Winged.
Albeit, ad.   Although, notwithstanding.
Albicore, n.   Bonito, horse-mackerel (Thynnus pelamys).
Alcohol, n.   Spirits of wine, pure spirit, highly rectified spirit.
Alcove, n.   Recess.
Alehoof, n.   Gill, ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea).
Alert, a.   1. Watchful, vigilant, circumspect, wary, heedful, on the alert, on one's guard, on the watch, on the lookout.
2. Active, brisk, nimble, agile, smart, lively, sprightly, spirited, supple, quick, spry, ready, prompt.
Alertness, n.   1. Watchfulness, vigilance, circumspection, wariness.
2. Activity, agility, nimbleness, briskness, smartness, sprightliness, quickness, spryness, promptness, readiness.
Algebra, n.   Analysis (by means of letters and other symbols), calculus, fluxions.
Alias, ad.   Otherwise.
Alias, n.   Assumed name.
Alien, a.   1. Foreign, not native.
2. Estranged, differing, remote, unallied, separated, unconnected.
Alien, n.   Foreigner, stranger.
Alienate, v. a.   1. Abalienate, transfer, demise, consign, assign, convey, devolve, make over, deliver over.
2. Estrange, disaffect, wean, withdraw the affections of, make unfriendly.
Alienation, n.   1. Abalienation, transfer, demise, conveyance.
2. Estrangement, disaffection, variance, division, rupture, breach.
Alienation of mind, insanity, derangement, lunacy, madness, frenzy, craziness, delirium, mania.
Alight, v. n.   1. Stop or rest (after flight).
2. Dismount, descend, get down.
Alight from, Get off.
Alike, a.   Similar, like, resembling, analogous, allied, equal, of a piece.
Alike, ad.   Equally, in the same manner, form, or degree.
Aliment, n.   Nourishment, nutriment, food, sustenance, subsistence, provision, fare, diet, regimen, victuals, meat, viands, cheer, pabulum, rations, FEED, PROVENDER, FODDER, FORAGE, PROG.
Alimentary, a.   Nourishing, edible, esculent, nutritious.
Alimentation, n.   Nutrition, nourishment.
Aliped, a.   Wing-footed, swift of foot.
Alive, a.   1. Living, breathing, live, not dead, in life, above ground.
2. Sensitive, susceptible, with keen perceptions.
3. Active, in force, in existence.
4. Cheerful, sprightly, lively, joyous.
All, a.   The whole of, every one of, every part of.
All, ad.   Altogether, entirely, completely, wholly, quite.
All, n.   Whole, total, totality, aggregate, every thing.
All at once, Instantaneously, suddenly, in an instant, without warning.
Allay, v. a.   1. Repress, restrain, check, subdue, lay, silence, appease, pacify, calm, quiet, still, lull, hush, tranquillize, smooth.
2. Assuage, alleviate, soothe, soften, mitigate, solace, moderate, mollify, temper, attemper, lessen, abate, qualify, relieve, ease, dull, blunt, palliate.
All-devouring, a.   Omnivorous.
Allegation, n.   1. Declaration, affirmation, averment.
2. Excuse, plea.
Allege, v. a.   1. Declare, affirm, assert, aver, predicate, profess, asseverate, maintain, say.
2. Adduce, assign, advance, plead, produce, cite, quote, bring forward, lay down.
Allegiance, n.   Fealty, fidelity, loyalty.
Allegorical, a.   Figurative, typical.
Allegory, n.   Fable (in which what is stated as a fact is figuratively applied), PARABLE, APOLOGUE, story, tale, myth.
Alleviate, v. a.   Lighten, mitigate, assuage, moderate, soothe, soften, mollify, allay, quiet, still, quell, abate, lessen, diminish, relieve, palliate, ease, dull, blunt.
Alleviation, n.   Mitigation, palliation, relief.
Alley, n.   1. Walk, passage.
2. Lane, SLUM, narrow street.
3. Taw, large marble.
All-hallow, n.   All-saints day, the first of November.
All-hallows, n.   All-saints day, the first of November.
All-hollow, [Colloquial.] Entirely, completely, wholly, utterly, thoroughly.
Alliance, n.   1. Connection, relation, relationship, affinity, family connection.
2. Union, combination, coalition, federation, copartnership, CONFEDERACY, league, compact, federal compact.
Allied, a.   1. Related, alike, similar, analogous, cognate, akin, kindred, of a piece.
2. United, confederated, co-operating, in league, in co-operation.
All-knowing, a.   Omniscient, all-wise, all-seeing.
All manner of ways, 1. In many ways.
2. In all directions, hither and thither.
Allodial, a.   Independent, freehold, not feudal, free of rent or service.
Allodium, n.   (Law.) Freehold estate.
All one, Indifferent, equal, just the same, quite the same, the same.
Allonge, n.   Pass, thrust, lunge, longe, tilt, stab.
Allonge, v. n.   Pass, lunge, make a pass or thrust.
Allopathic, a.   Heteropathic.
Allopathy, n.   Heteropathy.
Allot, v. a.   1. Distribute, divide, measure, apportion, deal, dispense, parcel out, deal out, give out, mete out, portion out.
2. Assign, appoint, grant, give.
Allotment, n.   1. Apportionment, distribution, partition, dole.
2. Assignment, appointment, grant, gift.
3. Share, part, portion, lot, quota, contingent.
Allow, v. a.   1. Admit, acknowledge, confess, own, concede, take for granted.
2. Permit, let, authorize, grant leave to, give permission to.
3. Suffer, tolerate, endure, bear, put up with, bear with.
4. Grant, give, yield, relinquish, spare.
5. Approve, sanction, justify.
6. Remit, abate, bate, deduct.
Allow, v. n.   Make allowance or provision.
Allowable, a.   Permissible, admissible, lawful, proper, justifiable, warrantable.
Allowance, n.   1. Permission, leave, license, permit, authorization, connivance, sanction, authority, approbation, sufferance.
2. Admission, acknowledgment, concession, assent.
3. Stipend, salary, pay, hire, wages, remuneration, recompense, commission, EXHIBITION, PITTANCE.
4. Qualification, modification, extenuation, limitation, exception.
5. Ration, stated quantity (of food or drink).
Allowance, v. a.   Put upon allowance, limit in the supply of food.
Alloy, n.   1. Combination (of metals) by fusion.
2. Baser metal (mixed with finer).
3. Baser element or ingredient.
All-powerful, a.   Almighty, omnipotent, all-sufficient.
All-saints day, n.   All-hallow, the first of November.
All-seeing, a.   All-knowing, omniscient, all-wise.
Allspice, n.   Pimento, Jamaica pepper.
All-sufficient, a.   Almighty, all-powerful.
All the better, So much the better.
Allude to, Intimate, suggest, insinuate, hint, imply, refer to, glance at, make allusion to.
Allure, v. a.   Entice, tempt, seduce, decoy, lead, solicit, invite, attract, troll, lure, drib, engage, persuade, ensnare, coax, inveigle, TWEEDLE, toll, over-persuade, prevail upon, draw on, bring over, win over.
Allurement, n.   1. Enticement, temptation, seduction, seducement, solicitation, attraction, witchery.
2. Lure, decoy, bait.
Allusion, n.   Reference, hint, intimation, indirect mention.
Allusive, a.   Hinting, suggestive, emblematic, typical, symbolical, figurative.
Allusively, ad.   By implication, by indirect reference, by way of allusion.
Alluvium, n.   Sediment, deposit, silt.
Alluvial land, Dale, valley, bottom.
All-wise, a.   Omniscient, all-knowing, all-seeing.
Ally, v. a.   1. Unite, join, league, confederate, connect, combine.
2. Make similar, make analogous.
Ally, n.   1. Coadjutor, co-operator, assistant, helper, aider, auxiliary, associate, friend, colleague, partner.
2. Abettor, confederate, accomplice, accessary.
Almanac, n.   Calendar, ephemeris, register of the year.
Almighty, a.   Omnipotent, all-powerful, all-sufficient.
Almighty, n.   [With The prefixed.] God.
Almonds, n. pl.   Tonsils.
Almost, ad.   Nearly, toward, towards, well-nigh, all but, for the most part, not quite, within a little.
Alms, n.   Charity, benefaction, gift, charitable donation, eleemosynary aid.
Almshouse, n.   Poorhouse.
Aloft, ad.   Above, overhead, on high.
Alone, a.   1. Single, solitary, only, lone, lonely, isolated, unaccompanied, by one's self, by itself, without company, without another.
2. Of one's self, of one's own power, without help.
Along, ad.   1. Lengthwise, longitudinally, in a line.
2. Onward, forward.
Along, prep.   By or over.
Along-side, ad.   (Naut.) By the side of, side by side.
Aloud, ad.   Loudly, at the top of one's voice.
Alpine, a.   Mountainous, high, elevated.
Already, ad.   1. Even now.
2. Before that time.
Also, ad.   Likewise, too, besides, furthermore, moreover, in addition, in like manner.
Altar, n.   1. Sacrificial structure.
2. Shrine, sacred place, place of worship.
3. Communion-table.
Alter, v. a.   Change (partially), vary, modify, shift, turn, transmute, metamorphose, transform, convert, make some change in.
Alter, v. n.   Vary, change, be changeable.
Alterable, a.   Changeable, variable, mutable.
Alterant, n.   (Med.) Alterative.
Alteration, n.   Change, variation, mutation, vicissitude, modification, deviation, variance, turn.
Alterative, n.   (Med.) Alterant.
Altercation, n.   Dispute, controversy, contention, strife, difference, jangling, jangle, jarring, rupture, quarrel, sparring, bickering, wrangle, wrangling, dissension, war of words.
Alternate, a.   1. Reciprocal, one after another (by turns).
2. (Bot.) On different sides successively.
Alternate, v. n.   Reciprocate, act interchangeably.
Alternate, v. a.   Perform reciprocally or by turns.
Alternation, n.   Reciprocation, interchange.
Alternative, n.   Choice (between two things).
Although, conj.   Though, albeit, notwithstanding, grant that, for all that, be it so, even if.
Altitude, n.   Height, elevation.
Alto, n.   (Mus.) Counter, counter-tenor.
Altogether, ad.   1. Wholly, completely, entirely, totally, utterly, thoroughly, throughout, fully, perfectly, IN TOTO, out and out, to the full.
2. Conjointly, in a body, in a mass, EN MASSE.
Alumina, n.   Oxide of aluminum, argillaceous earth, argil.
Aluminous, a.   Clayey, argillaceous.
Alumnus, n.   [L. pl. Alumni.] Disciple, pupil, foster-child.
Alveary, n.   Beehive.
Alveolate, a.   Cellular, favose, honey-combed.
Alveole, n.   Socket, cell, cavity, alveolus.
Alveolus, n.   [L.] Alveole.
Always, ad.   Ever, evermore, perpetually, continually, eternally, unceasingly, everlastingly, for ever, AYE, FOR AYE, at all times, to the end of time, through all ages.
Amadou, n.   Punk, spunk, German tinder.
Amain, ad.   1. Violently, forcibly, with force, with might and main.
2. (Naut.) Suddenly, all at once.
Amalgamate, v. a.   1. Combine with mercury.
2. Mix, commix, commingle, unite, combine, blend, incorporate, compound.
Amalgamation, n.   1. Combination with mercury.
2. Mixture, combination, compound, commixture.
3. Miscegenation.
Amanuensis, n.   Scribe, copyist, transcriber, writer.
Amaranthine, a.   Unfading, imperishable, undecaying, undying, immortal, perennial, ever-blooming, ever-vernal.
Amass, v. a.   Accumulate, gather, aggregate, pile up, heap up, scrape together, collect together, rake up, gather into a heap or pile.
Amateur, n.   Virtuoso, CONNOISSEUR, DILETTANTE, critic, man of taste.
Amatory, a.   Amorous, erotic, tender, passionate, Anacreontic.
Amaurosis, n.   (Med.) Drop serene, GUTTA SERENA.
Amaze, v. a.   Astonish, astound, confound, stagger, stupefy, dumfound, dumfounder, surprise, take by surprise, strike with wonder, strike with astonishment, petrify with wonder.
Amazement, n.   Astonishment, wonder, surprise.
Amazing, a.   Astonishing, astounding, stupendous, wonderful, surprising, marvellous, miraculous, strange, very extraordinary.
Amazon, n.   Virago.
Ambages, n. pl.   1. Windings, turnings.
2. Circumlocution, periphrasis, verbosity, verbiage, wordiness, diffuseness, circuit of words.
Ambassador, n.   Minister (of the highest rank), plenipotentiary, envoy, legate, deputy.
Ambassadors, n. pl.   Embassy, legation.
Ambient, a.   Surrounding, encompassing, encircling, circling, circumjacent, circumambient.
Ambiguity, n.   1. Doubtfulness, dubiousness, doubt, uncertainty or equivocalness (as respects the meaning of a single term), AMPHIBOLOGY, indefiniteness, vagueness, obscurity.
2. Clinch, pun, ambiguous expression, double meaning.
Ambiguous, a.   Doubtful, dubious, uncertain or equivocal, enigmatical, indefinite, indistinct, vague, indeterminate, not plain, not clear, susceptible of more than one meaning.
Ambition, n.   1. Desire of superiority, desire of distinction.
2. Longing, yearning, aspiration.
Ambitious, a.   1. Aspiring, eager for superiority, eager for distinction or fame.
2. Showy, pretentious.
Ambitious of, Eager for, emulous of, very desirous of.
Amble, v. n.   Pace, move or go at an easy pace.
Amble, n.   Pacing, pace.
Ambrosial, a.   1. Delicious, luscious, savory, palatable, nice.
2. Fragrant, balmy, odorous, aromatic, odoriferous, sweet-scented.
Ambulatory, a.   Walking, moving.
Ambuscade, n.   Ambush, cover, retreat, hiding-place, lurking-place.
Ambush, n.   Ambuscade.
Ameliorate, v. a.   Improve, amend, mend, emend, better, meliorate, make better.
Amelioration, n.   Improvement, amendment, melioration, bettering.
Amen, ad.   So be it, be it so, let it be so.
Amenability, n.   Accountability, liability, responsibility, answerableness, amenableness.
Amenable, a.   Accountable, liable, responsible, answerable.
Amenableness, n.   Amenability.
Amend, v. a.   Improve, mend, emend, correct, rectify, reform, AMELIORATE.
Amend, v. n.   Improve, mend, become better.
Amende honorable, [Fr.] Apology (for improper treatment or language), reparation.
Amendment, n.   1. Improvement, emendation, reformation, change for the better.
2. Correction, alteration.
Amends, n.   Compensation (for loss or injury), recompense, indemnification, indemnity, reparation, restitution, redress, atonement, satisfaction.
Amenity, n.   1. Pleasantness, agreeableness.
2. Suavity, affability, gentleness, civility, comity, courtesy, politeness, urbanity, complaisance, amiability, obliging manner, good manners, good breeding.
Ament, n.   Catkin, AMENTUM.
Amentum, n.   [L.] (Bot.) Ament.
Amerce, v. a.   Fine, mulct, impose a fine upon.
Amercement, n.   Fine, mulct, forfeiture, pecuniary penalty.
Amiability, n.   Loveliness, benignity, kindliness, kindness, amiableness, benignity, amenity, kind-heartedness, fellow-feeling, good feeling, good humor, good temper, sweet temper, sweetness of disposition.
Amiable, a.   Lovable, lovely, sweet, engaging, charming, winning, facile, benignant, benign, sweet-tempered, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, worthy of love.
Amiableness, n.   Amiability.
Amianth, n.   Amianthus.
Amianthus, n.   Amianth, earth-flax (species of asbestos).
Amicable, a.   Friendly, brotherly, fraternal, harmonious, cordial, neighborly, peaceable, kind.
Amicableness, n.   Amity, friendliness, friendship, cordiality, fraternal or friendly feeling, good understanding, good-will.
Amid, ad.   Among (without being part of), amongst, in the midst of, in the middle of, surrounded by.
Amidst, ad.   Among (without being part of), amongst, in the midst of, in the middle of, surrounded by.
Amidships, ad.   (Naut.) Midships.
Amiss, ad.   Wrong, wrongly, improperly, faultily, erroneously.
Amiss, a.   Wrong, improper, faulty, erroneous.
Amity, n.   Friendliness, AMICABLENESS.
Ammonia, n.   Volatile alkali, ammoniacal gas.
Ammonite, n.   Snake-stone.
Ammunition, n.   1. Munition, military stores.
2. Powder and shot.
Amnesty, n.   Forgiveness (granted to whole classes of persons), general pardon (by proclamation), act of oblivion, freedom from penalty.
Among, ad.   Amid (while making part of), amidst, in the midst of, mixed or mingled with.
Amongst, ad.   Amid (while making part of), amidst, in the midst of, mixed or mingled with.
Amorous, a.   1. Loving, fond, enamored.
2. Amatory, erotic, tender, passionate, Anacreontic.
Amorphous, a.   Irregular, shapeless, formless, unshapen.
Amount, n.   1. Aggregate, sum total.
2. Effect, substance, purport, result.
Amount to, Come to, be in the aggregate, be in the whole.
2. Be equivalent to.
Amour, n.   Affair of gallantry, love intrigue, love affair.
Amphibology, n.   Doubtfulness, uncertainty or equivocalness (as respects the meaning of a sentence), AMBIGUITY, indefiniteness.
Ample, a.   1. Large, great, capacious, wide, extended, extensive, spacious, broad, roomy.
2. Plentiful, plenteous, abundant, abounding, overflowing, copious, full, liberal, rich, exuberant, luxurious, lavish, bountiful, handsome.
3. Diffusive, unrestricted, not contracted.
Amplification, n.   1. Enlargement, extension, dilation, expansion, development.
2. Diffuseness, prolixity, diffuse narrative, copious discourse.
Amplify, v. a.   1. Enlarge, extend, augment, magnify, dilate, expand, develop.
2. Make copious or diffuse.
Amplitude, n.   1. Bulk, size, bulkiness, largeness, bigness, greatness, volume, dimensions, mass.
2. Range, reach, sweep, compass, extent.
3. (Astron.) Angular distance (from the east or the west point).
Amputate, v. a.   Sever, separate, cut off.
Amulet, n.   Talisman, charm, phylactery, protection, safeguard.
Amuse, v. a.   1. Entertain, divert, please, cheer, enliven, solace, beguile, relax, disport.
2. Deceive (by inspiring false hopes), delude, cheat, inveigle, mislead, impose upon.
Amusement, n.   Entertainment, diversion, sport, DISPORT, play, fun, frolic, recreation, relaxation, pastime, game.
Amusing, a.   Entertaining, diverting, laughable, ridiculous, comical, funny, farcical, risible.
An, art. 1. One, any, some.
2. Each, every.
Anachronism, n.   Misdate.
Anacreontic, a.   Amatory, amorous, erotic.
Anæsthesia, n.   (Med.) Insensibility (as that produced by the inhalation of sulphuric ether, chloroform, &c.).
Anæsthesis, n.   (Med.) Insensibility (as that produced by the inhalation of sulphuric ether, chloroform, &c.).
Analects, n. pl.   Selections, selected pieces, select pieces, collection of literary fragments.
Analeptic, a.   Restorative, strengthening, invigorating, comforting.
Analeptic, n.   Restorative.
Analogous, a.   Similar (in relations or uses), resembling, alike, like, cognate, parallel, corresponding, allied, of a piece.
Analogy, n.   Similarity (in relations or uses), resemblance, likeness, parallelism, similitude, parity, correspondence.
Analysis, n.   1. Resolution, decomposition, dissection, separation (of elements).
2. Algebra, fluxions, calculus.
3. Parsing.
Analyze, v. a.   Decompose, decompound, dissect, resolve.
Anarchist, n.   Jacobin, turbulent demagogue.
Anarchy, n.   Disorder, misrule, confusion, want of government.
Anastomose, v. n.   (Bot. and Anat.) Inosculate, unite at the end.
Anastomosis, n.   (Bot. and Anat.) Inosculation.
Anathema, n.   Curse, malediction, denunciation, imprecation, fulmination, ban, execration, proscription, excommunication.
Anathematize, v. a.   Curse, denounce, execrate, excommunicate.
Anatomize, v. a.   1. Dissect.
2. Scrutinize, analyze, sift, probe, examine, lay open.
Anatomy, n.   1. Dissection.
2. Science of bodily structure.
Ancestor, n.   Forefather, progenitor, father.
Ancestral, a.   Hereditary, patrimonial.
Ancestry, n.   1. Lineage, family, race, house, line of ancestors.
2. Pedigree, stock, genealogy, descent.
Anchorage, n.   Roadstead, road, port, resting-place.
Anchoret, n.   Hermit, ANCHORITE.
Anchor-ice, n.   Ground-ice.
Anchorite, n.   Hermit, recluse, solitary, SOLITAIRE, anchoret, EREMITE.
Ancient, a.   1. Old, primitive, pristine, OLDEN, of old time, not modern.
2. Of great age, of long duration.
3. Antiquated, antique, archaic, obsolete, by-gone, old-fashioned, out of fashion, out of date, gone by.
Anciently, ad.   Formerly, of old, in the olden time, In ancient times, in days of yore, long ago, a long while ago, in days long-gone.
Ancillary, a.   1. Helping, helpful, auxiliary, instrumental.
2. Subservient, subordinate.
Anecdote, n.   Story (of private life), biographical incident.
Anemone, n.   Wind-flower.
Anemoscope, n.   Weathercock, vane.
Anew, ad.   Newly, afresh, again, over again, DE NOVO.
Anfractuous, a.   Winding, meandering, crooked, serpentine.
Angel, n.   Spirit, supernatural being.
Angel, a.   [Poetical.] Angelic.
Angel-fish, n.   Monk-fish (Squatina angelus).
Angelic, a.   Seraphic, cherubic, heavenly, celestial, ANGEL.
Angelical, a.   Seraphic, cherubic, heavenly, celestial, ANGEL.
Anger, n.   Wrath, rage, fury, resentment, indignation, exasperation, choler, bile, spleen, TEMPER, dudgeon, passion, displeasure, vexation, irritation, offence.
Anger, v. a.   Irritate, provoke, exasperate, chafe, vex, nettle, incense, enrage, inflame, madden, infuriate, make angry.
Angle, n.   1. (Geom.) Difference of direction (of two lines).
2. Corner, bend, elbow, knee, crotch, cusp, point (where two lines meet).
Angle, v. n.   Fish (with a rod), BOB.
Angle for, Fish for, scheme for, plot for, try to get by artifice.
Angler, n.   Fisherman, fisher.
Anglican, a.   English (said of the Church).
Anglice, ad.   [L.] In English.
Anglicism, n.   English idiom.
Anglicize, v. a.   Give an English form to, introduce into English.
Angling, n.   Fishing (with a rod).
Angry, a.   Provoked, exasperated, irritated, incensed, piqued, indignant, moody, sulky, STUFFY, irate, ireful, wroth, wrathful, storming, infuriate, mad, in a passion, out of humor, out of temper, out of tune.
Anguilliform, a.   Eel-shaped.
Anguish, n.   Agony (especially of the mind), torment, torture, rack, pang, severe pain, extreme suffering, acute distress.
Angular, a.   Pointed, with angles, with corners.
Angular distance, Apparent distance, distance as measured by an angle.
Anile, a.   Aged, imbecile, senile, doting, decrepit, superannuated, old-womanish.
Anility, n.   Imbecility, dotage, senility, decrepitude, superannuation, weakness.
Animadversion, n.   Reproof, stricture, censure, blame, condemnation, reprobation, reprehension, severe criticism.
Animadvert upon, Censure, disapprove, find fault with, object to, take exception to, protest against, criticise severely.
Animal, n.   1. Creature, living being, created being.
2. Beast, BRUTE, irrational creature, dumb creature, beast of the field, fowl of the air, denizen of the deep.
Animalcula, n. pl.   [L.] Animalcules, microscopic animals.
Animalcule, n.   Microscopic animal, very minute animal.
Animal magnetism, Mesmerism.
Animal spirits, 1. Nervous fluid.
2. Energy, vigor, life, spirit, spiritedness, ANIMATION.
Animate, v. a.   1. Quicken, inform, make alive, give life to, vivify.
2. Invigorate, fortify, revive, give vigor or energy to.
3. Stimulate, waken, rouse, whet, incite, impel, excite, fire, heat, urge, provoke, warm, goad, kindle, prompt, work up, set on.
4. Encourage, inspire, inspirit, embolden, enhearten, hearten, exhilarate, gladden, elate, elevate, flush, ERECT.
Animated, a.   Lively, vigorous, sprightly, vivacious, buoyant, spirited, jocund, blithe, gay, elated, full of life, full of spirit.
Animating, a.   Cheering, inspiring, enlivening, encouraging, spirit-stirring, heart-stirring.
Animation, n.   1. Life, existence, vitality, breath, vital power, vital spark, breath of life.
2. Liveliness, spirit, spiritedness, vivacity, sprightliness, buoyancy, elasticity, airiness, vigor, ardor, force, strength, energy, exhilaration, cheerfulness, gayety, cheer, animal spirits, high spirits, good spirits.
Animosity, n.   Malignity, virulence, bitterness, rancor, hostility, hatred, hate, enmity, grudge, rankling, spleen, ill-will, heart-burning.
Annals, n. pl.   Records (in the order of years), chronicles, registers, rolls, archives, historical accounts.
Anneal, v. a.   Temper (as glass, by slow cooling).
Annex, v. a.   1. Affix, attach, subjoin, add, superadd, append, tag, tack.
2. Join, unite, connect.
Annexation, n.   1. Affixing, attaching, adding, appending.
2. Junction, joining, connection, conjunction, union.
Annihilate, v. a.   Destroy, extinguish, quench, kill, exterminate, raze, blast, ruin, nullify, annul, put an end to.
Anniversary, a.   Yearly (in the sense of returning with the year), annual.
Anno Domini, [L.] In the year of our Lord.
Annotate, v. n.   Comment, make notes, make comments or remarks.
Annotation, n.   Note, comment, commentary, remark, observation, gloss, scholium, explanation.
Announce, v. a.   Publish, proclaim, advertise, communicate, promulgate, declare, report, trumpet, placard, ENOUNCE, enunciate, blaze abroad, spread abroad, give notice of, make proclamation of, lay before the public, bring to the notice of the public.
Announcement, n.   Advertisement, notice, notification, proclamation, declaration, promulgation, annunciation, pronunciamento, manifesto.
Annoy, v. a.   Molest, trouble, vex, tease, plague, worry, harry, irritate, badger, harass, fret, gall, chafe, hector, bore, incommode, offend, disturb, disquiet, pester, bother, infest, embarrass, pain, wound.
Annoyance, n.   Trouble, vexation, molestation, discomfort, plague, nuisance, bore, torment, curse, infliction, abomination, scourge, thorn, bitter pill, gall and wormwood.
Annual, a.   Yearly, ANNIVERSARY.
Annually, ad.   Yearly, by the year, year by year, PER ANNUM.
Annul, v. a.   Cancel, abrogate, repeal, revoke, recall, recant, countermand, reverse, rescind, abolish, disannul, vacate, quash, nullify, supersede, invalidate, overrule, make void, set aside.
Annular, a.   Ring-shaped.
Annulet, n.   1. Little ring.
2. (Arch.) Fillet, listel, list.
Annulling, n.   Annulment.
Annulment, n.   Annulling, nullification, abrogation, repeal, rescission, cancelling, revocation, abolition.
Annunciation, n.   Announcement.
Anodyne, n.   Opiate, sedative, narcotic.
Anoint, v. a.   1. Smear, rub over with oil or unctuous matter.
2. Consecrate by unction.
Anomalistic, a.   Anomalous.
Anomalous, a.   Irregular, abnormal, anomalistic, unconformable, preternatural, unnatural, unusual, singular, peculiar, exceptional, aberrant, eccentric, erratic, monstrous, out of the way.
Anomaly, n.   Irregularity, abnormity, singularity, peculiarity, unconformity, eccentricity, monstrosity.
Anon, ad.   Soon, quickly, shortly, immediately, in a short time, ere long.
Anonymous, a.   Nameless, without the name of the author.
Another, a.   1. Some other, any other, not the same.
2. One more.
Answer, v. n.   1. Reply (especially to a question), REJOIN, respond, say in reply, make answer.
2. Be accountable, be responsible or liable.
3. Correspond, be like, be similar.
4. Do, pass, serve, be sufficient, be enough, do well enough, pass muster, be of use.
Answer, v. a.   1. Reply to, respond to, make answer to.
2. Refute, meet by argument or explanation.
3. Satisfy, fulfil, be suitable to, be sufficient for.
Answer, n.   1. Reply, response, REJOINDER, replication.
2. Refutation, defence.
Answerable, a.   1. Refutable, that may be answered.
2. Accountable, responsible, amenable, liable.
3. Corresponding, correspondent, correlative, proportionate, suitable, suited, fit.
Ant, n.   Pismire, emmet.
Antagonism, n.   Opposition, contrariety, repugnance, contradiction, clashing.
Antagonist, n.   Opponent, adversary, rival, competitor, enemy, foe, adverse party.
Antagonistic, a.   Opposing, adverse, opposite, hostile, inimical.
Antecedence, n.   Priority (in time), anteriority, precedence.
Antecedent, a.   Preceding, precedent, previous, prior, anterior, foregoing, precursory, forerunning, going before.
Antecedent, n.   1. Precursor, forerunner.
2. (Math.) First term (of a ratio).
3. (Gram.) Preceding noun (to which a relative refers).
4. (Logic.) First proposition (in an enthymeme).
Antecedents, n. pl.   [Modern.] Previous history (of an individual), previous course, incidents of one's past life.
Antedate, v. a.   1. Date before the true time.
2. Anticipate, forestall, foretaste.
Antepast, n.   Foretaste, ANTICIPATION, prelibation, forestalling, presentiment.
Anterior, a.   1. Preceding, prior, previous, antecedent, foregoing, going before.
2. Fore, front, in front.
Anteriority, n.   Priority (in time), precedence, antecedence.
Ante-room, n.   Vestibule, lobby, hall.
Anthelmintic, n.   Vermifuge, helminthagogue.
Anthem, n.   Hymn, divine song.
Anthology, n.   Selections (from authors), beauties, elegant extracts.
Anthracite, n.   Blind-coal, glance-coal, stone-coal, hard-coal.
Anthropophagi, n. pl.   Cannibals, man-eaters.
Antic, a.   Odd, fantastic, grotesque, wild, ridiculous.
Antic, n.   1. Prank, trick, freak, gambol, caper, vagary.
2. Buffoon, fool, merry-andrew, scaramouch, mountebank, harlequin, punch, clown, zany, jester, jack-pudding, pickle-herring.
Anticipate, v. a.   1. Go before, get the start of.
2. Take up beforehand, consider in advance.
3. Foretaste, forestall, antedate.
4. Expect, forecast, foresee, look forward to, count upon, reckon upon, calculate upon, prepare one's self for.
Anticipation, n.   1. Expectation, expectance, contemplation, prospect, hope, trust, ABEYANCE.
2. Foretaste, prelibation, antepast, presentiment, forestalling, foreseeing, foresight, prescience, prevision, forethought, forecast, preconception.
Anticlimax, n.   Bathos.
Antidote, n.   1. Counterpoison, anti-poison, counteractive, corrective.
2. Remedy, cure, specific, restorative.
Antifebrile, a.   Febrifugal.
Antifebrile, n.   Febrifuge.
Antipathy, n.   Repugnance (natural or constitutional), disgust, abhorrence, detestation, hatred, hate, loathing, aversion, horror.
Antipodal, a.   Opposite, over against, diametrically opposite.
Anti-poison, n.   Antidote.
Antiquarian, n.   Antiquary, archæologian, archæologist.
Antiquarian, a.   Archæological.
Antiquary, n.   Antiquarian.
Antiquated, a.   Obsolete, unfashionable, antique, by-gone, archaic, ancient, grown old, out of use, out of fashion, out of date, old-fashioned, gone by.
Antique, a.   Old, ancient, ANTIQUATED.
Antique, n.   Ancient rarity, piece of ancient art.
Antiquity, n.   1. Old times, the olden time, ancient times, days of yore, AULD LANG SYNE.
2. Ancients, people of old times.
3. Ancientness, great age.
4. [pl.] Relics of old times.
Antispasmodic, a.   Carminative, good for cramp or spasms.
Antithesis, n.   (Rhet.) Contrast, opposition.
Antithetic, a.   Contrasted, placed in contrast.
Antithetical, a.   Contrasted, placed in contrast.
Anxiety, n.   Solicitude, concern, care, uneasiness, disquiet, apprehension, fear, misgiving, perplexity, worry, vexation, trouble, pain, disquietude.
Anxious, a.   Solicitous, uneasy, restless, unquiet, apprehensive, CAREFUL, greatly concerned.
Any, a.   1. A single one (of many), any one.
2. Some (indefinitely).
Any, ad.   Somewhat, at all, in any degree.
Anyhow, ad.   In any manner, in any way, in any case.
Apace, ad.   Quickly, speedily, swiftly, rapidly, hastily, post-haste, with speed, with quick pace.
Apart, ad.   1. Separately, aloof, aside, by one's self, by itself.
2. Asunder, into two parts.
Apartment, n.   Room, chamber, hall.
Apathetic, a.   Unfeeling, passionless, impassible, impassive, Platonic, stoical, unimpressible, unsusceptible, insensible, senseless, soulless, phlegmatic, dull, obtuse, cold, sluggish, torpid, tame, lukewarm, indifferent, callous, dead, cold-blooded, without sensibility, destitute of feeling.
Apathy, n.   Insensibility, impassibility, dispassion, dulness, torpor, coldness, phlegm, indifference, unconcern, unfeelingness, stoicism, want of feeling.
Ape, n.   Monkey (without a tail).
Ape, v. a.   Mimic, imitate, mock, counterfeit, take off.
Aperient, a.   (Med.) Laxative, deobstruent, loosening.
Aperient, n.   (Med.) Laxative, laxative medicine.
Aperture, n.   Opening, hole, perforation, LOOP-HOLE, passage, eye, eyelet, hollow, cavity.
Apex, n.   Top, summit, acme, zenith, pinnacle, highest point, culminating point, utmost height.
Aphis, n.   [pl. Aphides.] Plant-louse, vine-fretter, puceron.
Aphorism, n.   Maxim, adage, proverb, saying, dictum, saw, apothegm, byword, sententious precept.
Apiary, n.   Bee-house, beehive.
Apiece, ad.   Severally, one by one, for each.
Apish, a.   1. Imitative (in a servile manner), mimicking.
2. Affected, foppish, trifling.
Apocalypse, n.   Revelation, prophecy of St. John.
Apocryphal, a.   Unauthentic, legendary, uncanonical, of doubtful authority.
Apollyon, n.   Satan, arch-fiend, Devil.
Apologetical, a.   Excusatory, exculpatory.
Apologist, n.   Defender, vindicator, supporter, advocate.
Apologize, v. n.   Make an apology, offer an excuse, plead in defence or extenuation.
Apologue, n.   Fable (founded on the supposed action of brutes or of inanimate things), PARABLE, ALLEGORY, tale, story.
Apology, n.   1. Defence, vindication, justification.
2. Excuse, plea, explanation, extenuation, reparation, AMENDE HONORABLE.
Apostasy, n.   Defection, desertion, backsliding, dereliction, fall.
Apostate, n.   Renegade, backslider, deserter, turncoat.
Apostate, a.   Treacherous, false, faithless, untrue, recreant, backsliding.
Apostle, n.   Messenger, missionary.
Apostolic see, Church of Rome.
Apothegm, n.   Maxim, adage, saying, dictum, saw, proverb, aphorism, byword, sententious precept.
Apotheosis, n.   Deification.
Appall, v. a.   Terrify, frighten, affright, dismay, daunt, scare, intimidate, shock, put in great fear, strike with terror, petrify with fear.
Apparatus, n.   Tools, instruments, utensils, means.
Apparel, n.   Clothes, clothing, dress, raiment, attire, ARRAY, costume, toilet, habit, habiliments, garb, gear, garments, vestments, outfit, accoutrement, equipment, suit, rigging, trappings, TOGGERY, wardrobe.
Apparel, v. a.   Dress, clothe, attire, array, robe, rig, accoutre, equip, fit out, TRICK OUT.
Apparent, a.   1. Visible, discernible, perceptible, open, external, in view, in sight, to be seen.
2. Manifest, obvious, patent, clear, evident, indubitable, plain, conspicuous, legible, unmistakable, in plain sight.
3. Seeming, specious, ostensible, not real.
Apparently, ad.   1. Evidently, obviously, clearly, manifestly, plainly.
2. Seemingly, ostensibly, QUASI, on appearance, at the first blush, in semblance, in show.
Apparition, n.   Ghost, spectre, phantom, phantasm, spirit, sprite, hobgoblin, shade, chimera, illusion, WRAITH, vision, preternatural appearance.
Appeal, v. n.   1. (Law.) Refer the case or cause (from one court to another).
2. Refer to another (in any controversy).
Appeal, v. a.   1. [Rare.] Summon, challenge.
2. (Law.) Refer, transfer by appeal (from one court to another).
Appeal, n.   1. Address, invocation, petition, request, entreaty, imploration, application, solicitation, suit.
2. Resort, recourse.
Appeal to, Address, invoke, refer to, call upon, make application to.
Appear, v. n.   1. Emerge, be in sight, come in sight, be visible, come into view, HEAVE IN SIGHT, open to the view, present itself, crop out, show itself, turn up, come upon the stage, see the light.
2. Open, dawn, break.
3. Arise, occur, offer.
4. Stand in judgment, be present to answer.
5. Be manifest, be obvious, be open, be known.
6. Seem, look, show, wear the appearance, present the appearance, have the appearance, strike one as being.
Appearance, n.   1. Coming, arrival.
2. Appearance, spectrum, what is seen.
3. Semblance, seeming, show, face, pretence, color, pretext, guise, fashion, feature.
4. Mien, air, aspect, look, complexion, figure, manner, demeanor, personal presence.
Appeasable, a.   Placable, forgiving, reconcilable.
Appease, v. a.   1. Pacify, calm, quiet, soothe, tranquillize, allay, assuage, mollify, alleviate, mitigate, abate, ease, compose, still, hush, lull, dull, quell, blunt, temper, attemper, lessen, qualify.
2. Propitiate, reconcile, make propitious, make favorable.
Appellation, n.   Name, title, epithet, cognomen, denomination, style, description, designation, descriptive term.
Append, v. a.   1. Hang or attach.
2. Add, subjoin, join, annex, affix, superadd, tag, tack.
Appendage, n.   Concomitant, attendant, accompaniment, adjunct, attachment, appurtenance, appendix, tailpiece.
Appendant, a.   Annexed, attached, concomitant, hanging.
Appendix, n.   1. Adjunct, addition, appurtenance, appendage, addendum.
2. Supplement.
Appertain to, 1. Belong to, pertain to, be incident to.
2. Regard, concern, touch, relate to, refer to, bear upon.
Appetence, n.   1. Appetite, strong desire.
Appetency, n.   1. Appetite, strong desire.
2. Tendency, inclination, leaning, bent, disposition, propensity, fondness, liking, PENCHANT.
Appetite, n.   1. Desire, longing, craving, relish, hankering, pruriency, appetency, passion.
2. Hunger, stomach, desire of food.
Appetizer, n.   Zest, relish.
Appetizing, a.   That whets the appetite.
Applaud, v. a.   1. Cheer, clap.
2. Praise, commend, laud, approve, compliment, extol, magnify, cry up.
Applause, n.   Acclamation, acclaim, plaudit, eclat, clapping of hands, shout of approbation, loud praise.
Apple of the eye, Pupil of the eye.
Apple Peru, Thorn apple, stramonium, stramony, Jamestown weed (Datura stramonium).
Apple-pie order, [Colloquial.] Perfect order.
Appliance, n.   1. Application, use, exercise, applying.
2. Expedient, means, instrumentality, resource.
Appliances, n. pl.   Means, expedients, instrumentalities, appointments, steps, measures, ways and means.
Applicable, a.   Suitable, fit, fitting, befitting, appropriate, relevant, adapted, apt, proper, pertinent, apposite, germane, to the point, to the purpose.
Applicant, n.   Petitioner, solicitor, suitor, candidate.
Application, n.   1. Applying.
2. Appliance, use, exercise, practice.
3. Solicitation, petition, appeal, request, suit.
4. Assiduity, industry, perseverance, persistency, intense study, close attention.
Apply, v. a.   1. Lay upon, put or place upon.
2. Appropriate, use, employ, exercise, ply, convert to use, put to use.
3. Disperse, execute, carry out, put in practice.
4. Devote, dedicate, addict, direct, engage, turn attentively, bend with diligence.
Apply to, 1. Suit, fit, be adapted to, be suitable to, be applicable to.
2. Solicit, petition, request, appeal to, call upon, make application to, have recourse to.
Appoint, v. a.   1. Fix, determine, prescribe, set, establish.
2. Direct, ordain, enjoin, require, command, decree, order, bid, impose, insist on.
3. Assign, allot, designate, destine.
4. Nominate, name, constitute, create.
5. Furnish, equip, supply.
Appointment, n.   1. Appointing, designation to office.
2. Station, position, office, place.
3. Assignation, agreement (as to time and place of meeting), TRYST, stipulation, arrangement.
4. Decree, bidding, command, order, direction, precept, mandate, ordination, enactment, law, requirement.
5. Equipment, equipage, furniture, outfit, appliance.
6. Allowance, salary, pay, stipend, pension.
7. Nomination, constitution, creation.
Apportion, v. a.   Allot, distribute, assign, divide, partition, part, measure, share, appropriate, deal, dispense, parcel out, deal out, portion out.
Apportionment, n.   Distribution, allotment, assignment, dole, partition, division.
Apposite, a.   Apt, pertinent, relevant, fit, fitting, befitting, suitable, appropriate, seasonable, germane, APROPOS, to the purpose, to the point, well applied, well put.
Appraise, v. a.   Value, estimate, prize, rate, measure, set a value on, fix a price for, estimate the worth of, form an estimate of.
Appraisement, n.   Valuation, estimation, estimate, judgment.
Appreciate, v. a.   1. Estimate justly, set a just value on, form a correct estimate of, value rightly.
2. Estimate, esteem, value, rate.
3. [U. S.] Raise the value of.
Appreciate, v. n.   [U. S.] Rise in value, be worth more.
Appreciation, n.   1. Valuation, estimation.
2. Just estimate, correct valuation.
Apprehend, v. a.   1. Seize, arrest, take, take prisoner.
2. Conceive, imagine, see, perceive, believe, know, COMPREHEND.
3. Fear, dread, think of with fear.
Apprehend, v. n.   Think, suppose, imagine, conceive, fancy, OPINE, hold, ween, presume, be of opinion, take it, entertain the idea.
Apprehension, n.   1. Seizure, arrest.
2. Understanding, intellect, intelligence, intellection, mind, reason.
3. Conception, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye.
4. Knowledge, discernment, perception, sense.
5. Opinion, belief, fancy, supposition, judgment, sentiment, idea, notion.
6. Fear, dread, distrust, suspicion, anxiety, solicitude, care, concern, misgiving, alarm, worry, disquiet, uneasiness, vexation.
Apprehensive, a.   1. Quick to understand.
2. Fearful, distrustful, suspicious, anxious, afraid.
Apprentice, n.   Learner (of a trade).
Apprise, v. a.   Inform, acquaint, warn, notify, tell, admonish, make acquainted, make aware, give notice to, disclose to, make known to, mention to.
Approach, v. n.   Approximate, draw near, draw nigh, come near, be at hand.
Approach, v. a.   Resemble, come near to, be like.
Approach, n.   1. Advance, approximation, advent, coming, drawing near.
2. Access, admittance, admission.
Approachable, a.   Accessible.
Approbation, n.   1. Approval, liking, praise, encomium, commendation, good opinion, favorable opinion.
2. Support, concurrence, assent, consent, sanction, ratification.
Appropriate, v. a.   1. Adopt, take to one's self, take as one's own.
2. Take, seize, abstract, steal, purloin.
3. Assign, apportion, allot, set apart.
4. Apply, use, employ, convert.
Appropriate, a.   Adapted, fit, fitting, befitting, apt, PAT, suitable, proper, becoming, due, seemly, agreeable, conformable, congruous, germane, convenient, pertinent, apposite, felicitous, applicable, APROPOS, to the point, to the purpose.
Appropriateness, n.   Suitableness, fitness, propriety, aptness, appositeness, pertinency, PERTNESS, relevancy, felicity, applicability.
Appropriation, n.   1. Seizure, capture, taking, taking to one's self.
2. Application (to a particular use).
3. Sum set apart (for a specific object).
Approval, n.   1. Approbation.
2. Support, sanction, assent, consent, concurrence, ratification.
Approve, v. a.   1. Commend, recommend, praise, like, appreciate, value, think well or favorably of, think highly of, speak well of, be pleased with.
2. Sanction, confirm, justify, ratify, sustain, make valid.
Approximate, a.   1. Proximate, approaching, coming near.
2. Nearly correct, nearly accurate or true.
Approximate, v. a.   [Rare.] Bring near.
Approximate, v. n.   Approach, come near.
Approximately, ad.   Near, nearly, about, not far from.
Approximation, n.   Approach.
Appulse, n.   Collision, meeting, coming together, striking together.
Appulsive, a.   Impinging, striking against.
Appurtenance, n.   Adjunct, appendage, dependency.
Appurtenant, a.   Belonging.
A priori, [L.] Theoretically, before experience, before trial, from assumed principles.
Apropos, a.   [Fr.] Opportune, seasonable, timely, fit, suitable, apt, apposite, to the point, to the purpose, just the thing, quite the thing.
Apropos, ad.   Opportunely, seasonably, to the purpose.
Apt, a.   1. Apposite, pertinent, suitable, fit, fitting, meet, befitting, germane, applicable, appropriate, APROPOS, to the point, to the purpose.
2. Inclined, liable, prone, disposed.
3. Quick, sharp, ready, prompt, expert, dexterous, able, clever, happy, adroit, handy, skilful.
4. Docile, teachable.
Aptitude, n.   Turn, disposition, genius, gift, endowment, talent, faculty, capacity, capableness, tendency, inclination, bias, proclivity, proneness, propensity, forte, aptness.
Aptness, n.   1. Fitness, suitableness, appropriateness, adaptation, applicability.
2. Turn, tendency, inclination, APTITUDE.
3. Quickness, readiness, expertness, skill, facility, knack, adroitness, address, ability.
4. Docility, teachableness.
Aqua-fortis, n.   [L.] Nitric acid (somewhat diluted), spirit of nitre.
Aqua-regia, n.   [L.] Nitro-muriatic acid, nitro-chloro-hydric acid.
Aquarius, n.   (Astron.) Water-bearer.
Aqueous, a.   Watery, waterish, moist, wet, humid, damp.
Aquiline, a.   Hooked (like an eagle's beak; applied especially to the nose), bent, curved.
Arab, n.   Arabian, Saracen.
Arabesque, a.   Moorish, moresque.
Arabian, a.   Arabic.
Arabian, n.   Arab, Saracen.
Arabic, a.   Arabian.
Arable, a.   That may be ploughed, fit for the plough, suitable for cultivation.
Arbiter, n.   Arbitrator, umpire, judge, referee.
Arbitrament, n.   1. Choice, option, will, determination, decision, umpirage.
2. (Law.) Award, adjudication, determination, decision, decree.
Arbitrariness, n.   Despotism, absoluteness, absolutism, tyranny, autocracy.
Arbitrary, a.   1. Irresponsible, absolute, tyrannical, tyrannous, imperious, domineering, bound by no law.
2. Optional, voluntary, determined by no rule or principle.
Arbitrate, v. a.   Decide, determine.
Arbitrate, v. n.   1. Mediate, intercede, interpose.
2. Judge, decide, determine, adjudicate, give judgment, pass judgment.
Arbitration, n.   1. Mediation, intervention, intercession, interposition.
2. Decision, determination, adjudication, arbitrament, umpirage.
Arbitrator, n.   Arbiter, umpire, judge, referee.
Arbor, n.   1. Bower, shady recess, shady retreat.
2. Spindle, axis, shaft.
Arborescence, n.   Branching, ramification.
Arborescent, a.   Dendriform, dendrite, dendritic, arboriform, branching.
Arboriform, a.   Dendriform, ARBORESCENT.
Arbor-vitæ, n.   White cedar (of Canada; Thuja occidentalis).
Arc, n.   (Geom.) Arch, part of a circumference.
Arcade, n.   Piazza, colonnade.
Arcanum, n.   [L. pl. Arcana.] Secret, mystery.
Arch, n.   1. (Geom.) Arc, part of a circumference.
2. Curved structure.
Arch, v. a.   1. Vault, cover with an arch, arch over.
2. Bend into the form of an arch.
Arch, a.   1. Chief, principal, consummate, first-rate, of the first class.
2. Sly, shrewd, cunning, wily, astute, subtle.
3. Roguish, waggish, mirthful, frolicsome, sportive, merry, playful.
Archæologian, n.   Archæologist.
Archæological, a.   Antiquarian.
Archæologist, n.   Antiquarian, antiquary.
Archæology, n.   Science of antiquities.
Archaic, a.   Old, ancient, obsolete, antiquated, antique, by-gone, out of use, out of date, out of fashion, old-fashioned.
Archaism, n.   Antiquated term or expression.
Archbishop, n.   Primate, metropolitan.
Archduchy, n.   Archdukedom.
Archdukedom, n.   Archduchy.
Arched, a.   1. Vaulted, bowed, camerated, concave.
2. (Bot.) Fornicate.
Arched-ceiling, n.   [L.] Vault.
Arched roof, n.   [L.] Vault.
Arch-enemy, n.   Arch-fiend.
Arch-fiend, n.   Devil, Satan.
Archer, n.   Bowman, SAGITTARY.
Arch over, Arch, cover with an arch.
Archetype, n.   Pattern, model, type, prototype, original, examplar, example, protoplast, mirror, paragon.
Arching, a.   Vaulted, curving.
Architect, n.   1. Designer of buildings, professor of building.
2. Contriver, maker, former, author.
Architecture, n.   1. Science or art of building.
2. Workmanship, framework, frame, structure, fabric.
Archives, n. pl.   1. Registry, record-office.
2. Records, chronicles, registers, ANNALS, historical accounts.
Archway, n.   Arched passage.
Arctic, a.   Northern, boreal.
Arcuate, a.   [Rare.] Curved, bent, bowed, hooked, crooked, aduncous.
Arcuation, n.   [Rare.] Curvature, incurvation, curvity, flexure, bend, crook.
Ardent, a.   1. Hot, burning, fiery.
2. Warm, passionate, fervent, impassioned, eager, intense, keen, sharp, vehement, fiery, earnest, fervid, glowing, zealous, devoted, enthusiastic, strenuous, sanguine.
3. Alcoholic, spirituous.
Ardor, n.   1. Heat, warmth.
2. Zeal, fervor, fervency, flame, glow, excitement, sharpness, earnestness, eagerness, heartiness, devotion, enthusiasm, soul, spirit, vehemence, impetuosity, intensity, passion.
Arduous, a.   1. Steep, high, lofty, uphill.
2. Hard, difficult, laborious, onerous, troublesome, Herculean, toilsome, tiresome, wearisome, fatiguing, beset with difficulties, full of difficulties.
Area, n.   1. Region, sphere, realm, territory, domain, district, circuit, circle, definite space.
2. (Geom.) Superficial contents.
Arena, n.   Field, lists, stage, ring, amphitheatre, battle-field, field of battle, scene of action, place of contest.
Arenaceous, a.   Sandy, arenose.
Arenose, a.   Sandy, arenaceous.
Areometer, n.   Hydrometer.
Argent, a.   1. Of silver.
2. Silvery, bright, resplendent, shining, radiant, brilliant, beaming, effulgent, refulgent.
Argil, n.   1. Potter's clay, white clay.
2. Alumina, argillaceous earth, oxide of aluminium.
Argillaceous, a.   Clayey, aluminous.
Argol, n.   Tartar (crude), bitartrate of potash, wine-stone.
Argosy, n.   Carack, galleon.
Argue, v. n.   1. Reason, plead, offer reasons, use arguments.
2. Dispute, debate, chop logic, try conclusions, bandy words or arguments, hold or carry on an argument.
Argue, v. a.   1. Show, indicate, evince, denote, imply, betoken, prove.
2. Debate, discuss, VENTILATE, sift, contest, controvert, moot, reason upon.
Arguer, n.   Reasoner, debater, controversialist, disputant, disputer.
Argument, n.   1. Reason, reasoning, chain of reasoning, process of reasoning.
2. Controversy, dispute, disputation, discussion.
3. Subject, topic, matter, theme, thesis, question, subject-matter, matter in hand.
Argumentation, n.   Reasoning, ratiocination, process of reasoning.
Argumentative, a.   1. Controversial, polemical.
2. Disputatious, given to controversy.
Argus-eyed, a.   Discerning, perspicacious, sharp-sighted, quick-sighted, lynx-eyed, hawk-eyed.
Arid, a.   Dry, dried up, parched with heat.
Aridity, n.   Dryness, SICCITY, want of moisture.
Aright, ad.   Rightly, without error or mistake.
Ariose, a.   Melodious, of a melodious character, characterized by melody (as distinguished from harmony).
Arise, v. n.   1. Ascend, mount, soar, tower, go up.
2. Get up, start up, get out of bed.
3. Rise, appear, come in sight, come into view, present itself, show itself, discover itself, make its appearance, reveal itself, come to light.
4. Begin, originate, spring, spring up, be excited, come into action.
5. Come into being, enter upon life.
6. Accrue, result, proceed, issue, flow, follow, come, ensue, be derived.
Aristate, a.   (Bot.) Awned, bearded.
Aristocracy, n.   1. Government of nobles or a privileged order.
2. Nobility, noblesse, gentry, peerage, body of nobles, the quality, persons of rank.
3. [Colloquial.] Upper classes, UPPER-TEN, UPPER-CRUST, upper ten thousand.
Aristocratic, a.   1. Noble, princely, patrician, titled, of high rank.
2. Haughty, proud, arrogant, disdainful, overweening, supercilious, overbearing, consequential.
Aristocratical, a.   1. Noble, princely, patrician, titled, of high rank.
2. Haughty, proud, arrogant, disdainful, overweening, supercilious, overbearing, consequential.
Aristotelian, a.   Peripatetic.
Aristotelian, n.   Follower of Aristotle, peripatetic philosopher.
Arithmetic, n.   Science of numbers, art of computation.
Arm, n.   1. Branch, bough, projecting part.
2. Inlet (of the sea).
3. Power, might, strength, puissance.
4. Branch of military service (as artillery or cavalry).
Arm, v. a.   1. Equip, furnish, provide, or supply with arms.
2. Fortify, put in a state of defence.
3. Prepare, fit up, make ready.
Arm, v. n.   Take arms, be fitted or provided with arms.
Armada, n.   Fleet (especially that of Spain against England in 1588), squadron, flotilla.
Armament, n.   1. Body of forces.
2. Guns, cannon, arms, munitions of war.
Arm-chair, n.   Elbow-chair, armed chair.
Armistice, n.   Truce, suspension of hostilities, cessation of arms, temporary peace.
Arm of flesh, Human strength, human aid.
Arm of the sea, Estuary, frith, inlet.
Armor, n.   Defensive clothing, coat of mail.
Armorial, a.   Heraldic.
Armory, n.   Arsenal, depository of arms, magazine of arms.
Armpit, n.   Axilla.
Arms, n. pl.   1. Weapons.
2. War, warlike exploits.
3. Escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, ensign armorial, armorial hearings.
Army, n.   Host, force, troops, legions, armed force, military force, body of troops.
Arnica, n.   Leopard's-bane.
Aroma, n.   Fragrance, perfume, redolence, sweet scent, pleasing scent, grateful odor.
Aromatic, a.   Fragrant, redolent, balmy, spicy, odoriferous, aromatous, ambrosial, high-scented, strong-scented, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling.
Aromatize, v. a.   Scent, perfume.
Aromatous, a.   Fragrant, spicy, AROMATIC.
Around, ad.   Round, on every side, on all sides, in a circle, right and left.
Around, prep.   1. About, round, encircling, encompassing, surrounding, on every side of.
2. All over, in all parts of.
Arouse, v. a.   Incite, excite, animate, stimulate, warm, kindle, inspirit, provoke, instigate, awaken, raise, whet, stir up, wake up, summon up, set on, hurry on.
Arraign, v. a.   1. Prosecute, bring to trial, take the law of, bring before a court.
2. Accuse, charge, denounce, impeach, indict, criminate, tax, inform against, call to account, take to task.
Arraignment, n.   1. Prosecution, bringing to trial.
2. Accusation, charge, indictment, impeachment.
Arrange, v. a.   1. Dispose, array, class, classify, group, rank, trim, marshal, distribute, place, range, put or bring into order, set in order, reduce to order, set out, assign places to.
2. Adjust, settle, determine, fix upon.
3. Plan, devise, scheme, contrive, project, mature, organize, concoct, construct, prepare, fall upon, hit upon, lay out.
Arrangement, n.   1. Disposition, classification, method, distribution, grouping, collocation, reducing to order.
2. Structure, make, form, mode of building, manner of making.
3. Adjustment, settlement.
4. Regulation, management, economy.
5. Preparation, plan, scheme.
Arrant, a.   1. Notorious, utter, gross, downright, consummate, rank, thorough-going.
2. Infamous, vile, atrocious, monstrous.
Arras, n.   Tapestry, hangings.
Array, n.   1. Order, regular disposition.
2. Dress, fine clothes, elegant attire, rich garments.
3. Exhibition, show.
4. (Law.) Panel, body of jurors.
Array, v. a.   1. Rank, range, arrange, place, dispose, marshal, set in order, draw up.
2. Dress, habit, enrobe, robe, invest, clothe, bedeck, deck, adorn, embellish, decorate, garnish, BEDIZEN, TRICK OUT, set off.
Arrears, n. pl.   Arrearage, amounts due but unpaid.
Arrearage, n.   Arrears.
Arrest, v. a.   1. Stop, stay, check, interrupt, obstruct, hinder, delay, detain, restrain, hold, withhold, keep back.
2. Seize, apprehend, take, capture, catch, take up, take into custody, take prisoner.
3. Engage, fix, engross, occupy, rivet.
Arrest, n.   1. Staying, stopping, hinderance, obstruction.
2. Seizure, capture, detention.
Arrival, n.   Advent, coming.
Arrive, v. n.   1. Come, get here, reach this place.
2. Get there, reach that place.
Arrive at, Reach, attain, come to, get to, TOUCH AT.
Arrogance, n.   Haughtiness, pride, presumption, assumption, superciliousness, disdain, contumely, lordliness, loftiness, stateliness, self-conceit, conceitedness, self-importance, HAUTEUR.
Arrogant, a.   Haughty, proud, supercilious, lordly, disdainful, contumelious, cavalier, overbearing, overweening, assuming, magisterial, dogmatic, imperious, important, swelling, blustering, big, high, lofty, stately, self-conceited, self-sufficient, UPPISH.
Arrogate, v. a.   Assume, usurp, claim unduly, make unjust pretensions to.
Arrow, n.   Dart, shaft, bolt.
Arrow-headed, a.   Wedge-shaped, cuneiform.
Arsenal, n.   Armory, magazine of arms, repository of military stores.
Arsenic, n.   Arsenious acid.
Arsenious acid, Arsenic, rat's-bane, white arsenic, white oxide of arsenic.
Art, n.   1. Trade, craft, business, calling, employment, exercise of skill.
2. Skill, address, adroitness, readiness, dexterity, tact, aptitude, aptness, cleverness, ingenuity.
3. Cunning, astuteness, artfulness, shrewdness, artifice, deceit, subtlety, craftiness, craft, duplicity, wiliness, guile.
Artful, a.   1. Skilful, ingenious, dexterous.
2. Cunning, crafty, astute, shrewd, sharp, wily, sly, foxy, snaky, subtle, arch, insidious, designing, intriguing, politic, deceitful, trickish, TRICKY, diplomatic, Machiavelian.
Article, n.   1. Part, portion, branch, member, clause, item, particular, count, point.
2. Term, stipulation, provision, condition, covenant.
3. Thing, substance, commodity.
4. (Gram.) Definitive adjective.
Articulate, a.   1. Jointed, articulated. 2. Distinctly uttered.
Articulate, v. a.   Utter distinctly (as respects the elementary sounds), PRONOUNCE, ENOUNCE, speak.
Articulated, a.   Jointed, articulate.
Articulation, n.   1. Distinct utterance.
2. Consonant.
3. Joint, juncture, hinge.
Artifice, n.   Cunning, deceit, trickery, duplicity, guile, subtlety, finesse, stratagem, trick, subterfuge, wile, ruse, chance, dodge, doubling, Machiavelism, machination, deception, cheat, shuffle, fraud, imposture, imposition, double-dealing, COLLUSION, hocus-pocus, crafty device, artful contrivance.
Artificer, n.   Artist (not of the highest grade), manufacturer, superior artisan, skilful mechanic, TRADESMAN.
Artificial, a.   1. Factitious, made by art, not natural.
2. Fictitious, feigned, counterfeited, sham, spurious.
3. Assumed, affected, forced, strained.
Artillery, n.   Ordnance, cannon, enginery, great guns.
Artisan, n.   Mechanic, handicraftsman, workman, laborer, operative.
Artist, n.   1. Designer, contriver, projector, adept, ARTIFICER, skilful person.
2. Painter, limner, sketcher.
3. Sculptor, carver, modeller.
Artistic, a.   Skilful, masterly, workman-like.
Artistical, a.   Skilful, masterly, workman-like.
Artless, a.   1. Ignorant, unlearned, untaught, unskilful, rude.
2. Inartificial, simple, natural, without marks of art.
3. Unaffected, plain, honest, frank, fair, open, candid, NAÏVE, guileless, sincere, true, unsophisticated, ingenuous, undesigning, truthful, honorable, single-minded, simple-hearted, simple-minded, open-hearted, straightforward.
As, ad.   1. In the manner that.
2. Like, similar to, for example, of the same kind with, in the same manner with.
3. Viewed like, taken in the character of, considered in the state of.
4. While, during the time that, at the same time that.
5. Because, since, for the reason that.
6. To the degree that, in the same proportion that.
7. Being of the kind which, being of the class who.
As far as, To the extent that, to the degree that.
Ascend, v. n.   1. Rise, arise, aspire, mount, soar, tower, CLIMB, go up.
2. Go backward (in the order of time).
Ascend, v. a.   CLIMB, scale, get up, go up.
Ascendant, n.   1. Horoscope.
2. Superiority, predominance, ascendency, superior influence, controlling influence.
Ascendant, a.   1. Rising, above the horizon.
2. Superior, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, surpassing.
Ascendency, n.   Power, authority, sway, control, superiority, government, masterly, masterdom, command, dominion, rule, sovereignty, supremacy, domination, predominance, controlling influence, advantage over, upper-hand.
Ascension, n.   Rising, rise, ascent.
Ascent, n.   1. Rising, rise, ascension.
2. Acclivity, rising ground.
3. Elevation, height, eminence.
Ascertain, v. a.   1. Determine, establish, fix, settle, define, certify, verify, make certain, make sure.
2. Discover, find out, get at.
Ascetic, a.   Austere, rigid, severe, stern, puritanical, uncompromising.
Ascetic, n.   Recluse, hermit, anchoret, solitary, solitaire, EREMITE.
Asceticism, n.   Austerity, mortification.
Ascribable, a.   Attributable, traceable, chargeable, imputable, referrible, owing.
Ascribe, v. a.   Attribute, assign, refer, charge, lay, IMPUTE.
As good as, 1. Of equal goodness with.
2. The same as, equivalent to, equal to, tantamount to.
Ashamed, a.   Abashed, confused, put out of countenance.
Ash-colored, a.   Ashy, pale, gray.
Ashes, n. pl.   1. Remains (of what is burnt).
2. Corpse, remains (of the human body), dead body.
Ashore, ad.   1. On shore, on land.
2. To the shore.
3. Aground, not afloat.
4. Stranded, wrecked, cast away.
Ashy, a.   1. Cineritious, cinereous, favillous, like ashes.
2. Pale, pallid, whitish, gray, ash-colored.
Asiatic cholera, Spasmodic cholera, cholera asphyxia.
Aside, ad.   1. Laterally, to the side, to one side.
2. Out of the straight course, out of the true course.
3. Apart, separately, away.
As if, As though.
As it were, So to speak, so it would seem, so it seems.
Ask, v. a.   1. Question, interrogate, inquire of, put the question to.
2. Request, solicit, petition, beseech, implore, supplicate, crave, beg, desire, entreat, pray for, prefer a petition for, make application for.
3. Require, claim, demand, challenge, call for.
Ask, v. n.   1. Petition, beg, pray.
2. Inquire, question, make inquiry.
Askance, ad.   Obliquely, sidewise, askew, aslant, on one side.
Askant, ad.   Obliquely, sidewise, askew, aslant, on one side.
Asker, n.   Inquirer, petitioner, solicitor, solicitant.
Askew, ad.   Awry, aside, askance, aslant, asquint, to one side.
Aslant, ad.   Obliquely, askance, askew, aslope.
Aslant, a.   Oblique, inclined, slanting.
Asleep, a.   Sleeping, fast asleep, in a sound sleep, in the arms of Morpheus, gone to the land of Nod.
Aslope, ad.   Aslant, obliquely.
Aspect, n.   1. Air, mien, countenance, expression, visage, feature.
2. Appearance, view, light, condition, situation, position, state, attitude, posture.
3. Direction, bearing, relative position.
Asperity, n.   1. Roughness, ruggedness, unevenness.
2. Acrimony, tartness, sourness, sharpness, causticity, corrosiveness.
3. Harshness, moroseness, sternness, severity, virulence, crabbedness, bitterness, churlishness, acerbity, sullenness, ill temper, bad blood.
Asperse, v. a.   Vilify, slander, calumniate, traduce, defame, scandalize, malign, revile, lampoon, backbite, abuse, disparage, blacken, blemish, slur, VITUPERATE, run down, detract from, speak ill of, accuse falsely, damn with faint praise.
Aspersion, n.   Calumny, detraction, slander, defamation, abuse, vituperation, obloquy, reproach, scandal, backbiting, reviling, gainsaying, traducing.
Asphalt, n.   Native bitumen, mineral pitch, Jew's pitch.
Asphaltum, n.   Native bitumen, mineral pitch, Jew's pitch.
Aspirant, n.   1. Aspirer, ambitious person.
2. Candidate, solicitor, solicitant, competitor.
Aspirant, a.   Aspiring, ambitious.
Aspirate, a.   Aspirated, toneless, unintonated, atonic, surd, pronounced with a simple breathing, not vocal, without vocality, without tone.
Aspirate, n.   Rough breathing.
Aspirate, v. a.   Pronounce with an aspirate or rough breathing.
Aspirated, a.   Aspirate.
Aspiration, n.   1. Pronouncing with the rough breathing.
2. Longing, yearning, hankering, craving, ardent wish or desire.
Aspire, v. n.   1. Desire (earnestly), long.
2. Ascend, rise, soar, tower, mount.
Aspirer, n.   Aspirant, ambitious person.
Aspire to, Desire eagerly, wish for ardently, long for, aim at, thirst after.
Aspiring, a.   Ambitious, high-reaching.
Asquint, ad.   Askance, askant, awry, askew, obliquely, to one side.
Ass, n.   1. Jackass, donkey.
2. Dolt, fool, blockhead, simpleton, numskull, ninny, DUNCE.
Assail, v. a.   Assault, attack, invade, oppugn, fall upon, fly at, bear down upon, make aggression on.
Assailant, n.   Aggressor, assaulter, attacker, invader, assailer.
Assailant, a.   Attacking, invading, assaulting.
Assailer, n.   Aggressor, ASSAILANT.
Assassin, n.   Murderer, slayer, cut-throat, assassinator, bravo.
Assassinate, v. a.   Kill (by secret assault), murder, slay, despatch.
Assassination, n.   Murder (by secret assault).
Assassinator, n.   Assassin.
Assault, n.   1. Attack, onset, onslaught, aggression, invasion, charge, thrust.
2. Storming, storm.
Assault, v. a.   Assail, attack, charge, invade, STORM, fall upon, fly at, bear down upon, make aggression on.
Assay, n.   Trial (particularly to determine the quantity of metal in an ore), test, examination, experiment, proof, touchstone, ordeal.
Assay, v. a.   Try, test, put to the test, make trial of.
Assay, v. n.   Try, endeavor, attempt, essay.
Assemblage, n.   1. Collection, group, cluster, clump, mass, congeries, pack.
2. Assembly, concourse, company, crowd, throng, congregation, gathering, meeting.
Assemble, v. a.   Collect, muster, convene, convoke, congregate, gather, levy, call, call together, bring together, get together.
Assemble, v. n.   Converse, meet, meet together, come together.
Assembly, n.   1. Company, concourse, throng, congregation, gathering, collection, assemblage, meeting.
2. Congress, convention, convocation, conclave, synod, diet, meeting, council, caucus, conventicle, Parliament.
Assent, v. n.   Agree (as to a matter of opinion), CONSENT, concur, acquiesce, subscribe, yield, yield assent, give consent, fall in, go with the stream, go with the current.
Assent, n.   Consent, agreement, concurrence, acquiescence, allowance.
Assent to, Consent to, agree to, give assent to, acquiesce in, concur in.
Assert, v. a.   1. Affirm, declare, pronounce, express, aver, allege, asseverate, protest, avow, predicate, lay down.
2. Vindicate, defend, claim, maintain, uphold.
Assertion, n.   1. Affirmation, declaration, asseveration, protestation, position, statement, word, averment, predication, remark.
2. Vindication, defence, maintenance, support.
Assess, v. a.   1. Tax, charge as one's share.
2. Value, appraise, compute, estimate, rate.
Assessment, n.   1. Assessing, valuation.
2. Tax, impost, charge, rate.
Assets, n. pl.   Property (particularly as compared with liabilities), effects, possessions, estate.
Asseverate, v. a.   Aver, affirm, declare, ASSERT, protest, maintain, avow.
Asseveration, n.   Declaration, assertion, avowal, protestation, affirmation, averment, assurance.
Assiduity, n.   Industry, DILIGENCE, assiduousness, sedulousness, activity, perseverance, persistence, patience, close application.
Assiduous, a.   Industrious, sedulous, diligent, indefatigable, notable, active, busy, untiring, unwearied, unremitting, persevering, persistent, constant, patient, studious, zealous, never-tiring, painstaking.
Assiduousness, n.   Assiduity.
Assign, v. a.   1. Apportion, allot, appoint, appropriate, cast.
2. Fix, specify, determine, designate.
3. Adduce, allege, advance, offer, give, present, bring forward.
4. (Law.) Transfer, convey, make over.
Assignation, n.   1. Designation.
2. Appointment to meet.
Assign dower, (Law.) Set off (by metes and bounds) the widow's share.
Assignment, n.   1. Appointment, allotment, apportionment.
2. (Law.) Transfer, conveyance.
Assimilate, v. a.   1. Liken, make like, bring to a resemblance.
2. Digest, turn to one's own substance.
Assist, v. a.   1. Help, aid, support, befriend, patronize, serve, speed, second, abet, back, sustain, co-operate with, take part with, give support to, minister to.
2. Succor, relieve, SPELL.
Assistance, n.   Help, aid, succor, LIFT, support, patronage, relief, helping hand, good offices.
Assistant, n.   Coadjutor, helper, aider, co-operator, co-aid, ally, auxiliary, abettor, ADJUTANT, CLERK, right hand man.
Assizes, n. pl.   Sessions (of the superior courts in the counties of England).
Associate, v. a.   Join, conjoin, unite, connect, combine, affiliate, yoke, couple, link, bring into close relation.
Associate, v. n.   Fraternize, sort, consort, keep company, be in familiar intercourse.
Associate, n.   1. Companion, mate, fellow, yoke-fellow, comrade, peer, compeer, follower, CONSORT.
2. Partner, copartner, coadjutor, COLLEAGUE, confederate, ally.
Association, n.   1. Union, connection, conjunction, combination.
2. Society, fraternity, partnership, copartnership, sodality, company, band, corporation, body, guild, firm, house, confederacy, confederation, LODGE, club, COTERIE, CLIQUE, joint concern.
Assort, v. a.   Class, classify, rank, group, arrange, distribute, sort.
Assort, v. n.   Agree, consort, suit, be adapted, be suitable.
Assortment, n.   1. Assorting, arranging, allotment, distribution, arrangement.
2. Class, group, set, batch, lot, parcel, stock, store, collection, pack.
3. Variety of sorts, many kinds.
Assorted, a.   Of various sorts.
Assuage, v. a.   Mitigate, moderate, appease, alleviate, soothe, soften, mollify, pacify, compose, tranquillize, quiet, still, quell, allay, abate, temper, attemper, lessen, qualify, relieve, ease, dull, blunt, lull.
Assuagement, n.   Mitigation, alleviation, pacification, easing, abatement.
Assuasive, a.   Soothing, assuaging, emollient, lenient, lenitive, mitigating, mitigative, mild.
Assume, v. a.   1. Take, undertake, take on, take upon one's self, be willing to bear.
2. Affect, feign, counterfeit, simulate, pretend to, put on.
3. Arrogate, usurp, claim unduly, make unjust pretensions to.
4. Beg, suppose, presuppose, imply, consider as true, take for granted.
Assumed name, Alias.
Assuming, a.   1. Presuming, presumptuous, forward, audacious, bold, shameless, frontless, unblushing, brazen, brazen-faced.
2. Arrogant, proud, lofty, stately, haughty, supercilious, overbearing, overweening, conceited, consequential, self-conceited, self-sufficient.
Assumption, n.   1. Assuming, arrogating, usurpation.
2. Presumption, supposition, conjecture, hypothesis, postulate, theory.
3. Haughtiness, loftiness, superciliousness, lordliness, stateliness, conceit, pride, conceitedness, self-conceit, self-importance, vain-glory, arrogance, insolence, HAUTEUR.
Assurance, n.   1. Security, certainty, conviction, persuasion, pledge of certainty, ground of confidence.
2. Promise, engagement, word of honor.
3. Affirmation, assertion, declaration, protestation, asseveration, averment, avowal.
4. Intrepidity, courage, confidence, firmness, self-reliance.
5. Boldness, effrontery, brass, impudence, impertinence, presumption, CHEEK, face, front.
6. (Law.) Insurance.
Assure, v. a.   1. Make certain or sure, free from doubt or uncertainty.
2. Embolden, encourage, enhearten, hearten, make confident.
3. Declare to (confidently and earnestly), vouch to, avow to, protest to, warrant.
4. (Law.) Insure, agree to indemnify for loss, secure against loss.
Assured, a.   1. Certain, indubitable, unquestionable.
2. Confident, sure, secure, sanguine.
3. (Law.) Insured.
Assuredly, ad.   Certainly, indubitably, undoubtedly, unquestionably, truly, surely, sure, without doubt.
Asteism, n.   Genteel irony, polite banter or raillery, delicate ridicule.
Asterisk, n.   Star (in printing).
Astern, ad.   (Naut.) 1. Behind, back.
2. Backward, rearward, abaft.
Asteroid, n.   Small planet.
As though, As if.
Astonish, v. a.   Amaze, surprise, astound, confound, shock, stagger, stupefy, stun, dumfounder, strike dumb, strike with wonder, petrify with wonder.
Astonishment, n.   Amazement, wonder, surprise, awe, ADMIRATION.
Astound, v. a.   Amaze, ASTONISH.
Astral, a.   Starry, stellar, sidereal.
Astray, ad.   Out of the right way, on the wrong scent.
Astringent, a.   Binding, contracting, styptic.
Astute, a.   1. Cunning, crafty, intriguing, wily, artful, sly, subtle, arch, deep, Machiavelian.
2. Shrewd, sagacious, acute, sharp, quick, discerning, ingenious, perspicacious, keen, intelligent, long-headed, keen-sighted, clear-sighted, quick-sighted, eagle-eyed.
Astuteness, n.   1. Cunning, craft, craftiness, subtlety, artfulness, art, artifice, slyness, deceit, duplicity, wiliness, guile.
2. Shrewdness, acuteness, sharpness, perspicacity, discernment, penetration, sagacity, ingenuity, mother-wit, quick parts.
Asunder, ad.   Apart, into two parts.
Asylum, n.   1. Sanctuary, shelter, retreat, refuge, place of refuge.
2. Charitable institution.
At a blow, Suddenly, all at once, by a single stroke, by one effort.
At all, In any manner, in any degree, in the least degree, in the least.
At all events, At any rate, in any case, whatever be the case, happen what may, come what may, let it be as it will, sink or swim.
At a loss, Puzzled, perplexed, embarrassed, staggered, posed, nonplussed, at one's wits' end, hard pressed, at a stand, in doubt, in difficulty, put to it, put to one's shifts, out of one's depth, beyond one's depth, in a quandary, at fault, in a dilemma, not know what to do.
At any rate, At all events.
At a pinch, In an emergency, in a difficulty, if things come to the worst.
At a stand, 1. Interrupted, stopped.
2. Perplexed, embarrassed, AT A LOSS.
At dawn, Early, at break of day, at peep of day, at the opening of day.
At discretion, Without conditions or stipulations.
At ease, Untroubled, comfortable, free from pain, at rest.
At fault, 1. Off the scent, on the wrong track.
2. Puzzled, perplexed, AT A LOSS.
At first, In the beginning, at the commencement, in the outset, at the start.
At hand, Near, nigh, close by, hard by, close to, close upon, close at hand, within reach.
At hazard, Hazarded, AT STAKE.
At heart, In principle, in one's true character.
Atheism, n.   Denial of God, disbelief in the existence of God.
Atheist, n.   Unbeliever (in the existence of God), INFIDEL, sceptic, free-thinker.
Atheistic, a.   Godless, given to atheism.
Atheistical, a.   Godless, given to atheism.
Athlete, n.   Combatant, champion, contender for victory.
Athletic, a.   1. Strong, stout, robust, sturdy, brawny, muscular, lusty, sinewy, nervous, stalwart, powerful, strapping, Herculean, able-bodied, made of iron.
2. Gymnastic.
Athwart, prep.   Across, over, from one side of to the other.
Athwart, ad.   1. Across, crosswise, sidewise, obliquely.
2. Wrong, wrongfully, unseasonably, unsuitably, MALAPROPOS.
At last, Finally, in the end, in the upshot.
At length, 1. After a long time, after a long while, at last, in the end.
2. In full, to the full extent, IN EXTENSO.
Atmosphere, n.   Air.
Atmospheric, a.   Aerial, of the atmosphere.
Atmospherical, a.   Aerial, of the atmosphere.
At odds, Quarrelling, bickering, at variance.
Atom, n.   1. Molecule, monad, ultimate particle (of any element), indivisible particle.
2. Corpuscle, scrap, mite, bit, grain, jot, iota, tittle, whit, ace, scintilla.
Atomic, a.   1. Of atoms.
2. Small, minute.
Atomical, a.   1. Of atoms.
2. Small, minute.
At once, Immediately, directly, forthwith, straightway, without delay.
Atone for, Expiate, make expiation for, make amends for, make reparation for, do penance for, answer for, pay for.
Atonement, n.   1. [Rare.] Reconciliation, pacification, concord, agreement.
2. Expiation, propitiation, satisfaction, reparation, amends, peace-offering, atoning sacrifice.
Atony, n.   (Med.) Weakness, debility, languor.
Atrabiliary, a.   Melancholy, ATRABILIOUS.
Atrabilious, a.   Melancholy, hypochondriacal, hypped, dejected, dispirited, depressed, gloomy, sad, sorrowful, blue, desponding, downcast, down-hearted, chop-fallen, low-spirited, cast down, down in the mouth, in the dumps, with a long face.
Atramentous, a.   Black, inky.
At random, By chance, without choice, without selection, just as it happens.
At rest, 1. Resting, reposing, quiescent.
2. Untroubled, comfortable, at ease, free from pain.
Atrocious, a.   Infamous, villanous, flagitious, heinous, felonious, flagrant, outrageous, enormous, grievous, diabolical, monstrous, infernal, hellish, horrible, black, very wicked.
Atrocity, n.   1. Heinousness, atrociousness, enormity, flagrancy, villany, flagitiousness, depravity, wickedness.
2. Atrocious crime, flagitious villany.
Atrophy, n.   Emaciation (from want of nourishment), consumption, marasmus, decline, gradual wasting.
At stake, Hazarded, risked, pledged, in danger, at hazard.
Attach, v. a.   1. Fasten, tie, join, connect, cement, affix, fix, append, subjoin, annex, hitch, make fast, set to.
2. Attract, captivate, enamour, endear, charm, win, engage, gain over.
3. (Law.) Take, seize, distrain, distress.
Attachment, n.   1. Love, liking, regard, affection, friendship, fondness, predilection, devotedness, devotion, adhesion, adherence.
2. Adjunct, appendage, appurtenance, addition, addendum.
3. (Law.) Seizure, distress.
Attack, v. a.   1. Assail, assault, STORM, encounter, invade, charge, engage, oppugn, TACKLE, have at, set upon, fly at, run at, make a run at, rush upon, spring upon, have a fling at, have a cut at, bear down upon, make aggression on, ride full tilt against, PITCH INTO.
2. Impugn, censure, criticise, reflect upon, pass censure on.
Attack, n.   Assault, onset, onslaught, charge, thrust, encounter, invasion, aggression, descent, OFFENCE.
Attacker, n.   Assailer, assailant, assaulter, invader, aggressor.
Attain, v. a.   1. Procure (by effort), acquire, get, obtain, gain, win, secure, achieve, compass, accomplish, effect, hit.
2. Reach, arrive at, come to, attain to.
Attain to, Reach, attain, arrive at, come to.
Attainable, a.   Compassable, achievable, practicable, feasible, possible.
Attainder, n.   Corruption of blood.
Attainment, n.   1. Attaining, getting, acquisition.
2. Acquirement, accomplishment, erudition, learning, information, enlightenment, wisdom, stock of knowledge, mental resources.
Attaint, v. a.   1. Taint, corrupt, stain.
2. (Law.) Punish by corruption of blood.
Attar of roses, Oil of roses, ottar of roses, otto of roses.
Attemper, v. a.   1. Temper, moderate, allay, alleviate, soften, mollify, assuage, soothe, qualify, appease.
2. Adapt, suit, fit, proportion.
Attempt, v. a.   1. Try, assay, essay, make trial or experiment of.
2. Undertake, go about, set about, take in hand, endeavor to accomplish.
Attempt, v. n.   Try, strive, endeavor, seek, aim, make an attempt, make essay, do one's best, do all that in one lies, strain every nerve, leave no stone unturned.
Attempt, n.   Effort, trial, essay, endeavor, experiment, undertaking, enterprise.
Attend, v. a.   1. Accompany, escort, follow, go with, go along with, keep company with.
2. Guard, watch, have in keeping.
3. Serve, lackey, minister to, wait on, dance attendance on.
4. Be present at.
5. Await, be in store for, be ready for.
Attend, v. n.   1. Listen, hearken, hear, give ear, pay attention.
2. Tend, serve, wait, be attendant.
Attendance, 1. Presence.
2. Service, ministration, waiting on.
Attendant, a.   Accompanying, attending.
Attendant, n.   1. Follower, satellite, companion, fellow, associate, escort.
2. Servant, vassal, servitor, dependant, retainer, squire, domestic, footman, lackey, VALET, waiter, flunkey, underling, menial, understrapper, tender.
3. Accompaniment, concomitant, attendant circumstance.
Attend on, Accompany, serve, wait on, be in waiting upon, be within call of.
Attend to, 1. Mind, heed, notice, regard, observe, mark, be attentive to, pay regard to, give heed to, take heed of, take notice of, give or pay attention to, give a thought to, be mindful of.
2. Look after, look to, see to.
3. Practise, pursue, follow.
Attention, n.   1. Care, heed, regard, heedfulness, mindfulness, notice, observation, consideration, advertence, circumspection, watch, watchfulness.
2. Application, reflection, study.
3. Civility, courtesy, politeness, deference, respect, regard.
Attentive, a.   Mindful, heedful, observant, wary, circumspect, watchful, careful, thoughtful, regardful, awake, alive, wide awake, on the alert, on the lookout.
Attentive to, Mindful of, occupied with, taken up with, absorbed in.
Attenuate, v. a.   1. Dilute, thin, rarefy, make thin, make less dense.
2. Lessen, diminish, contract, reduce.
Attenuation, n.   Thinning, diminishing, contracting.
Attest, v. a.   1. Witness, certify, endorse, confirm, ratify, corroborate, support, authenticate, seal, vouch for, bear out, set one's hand and seal to.
2. Adjure, invoke, call to witness.
3. Prove, show, exhibit, manifest, confess.
Attestation, n.   Attesting, authentication, confirmation, testimony, witness, proof, evidence, seal.
Attic, a.   Chaste, classic, classical, pure, correct, refined, elegant, polished, in good taste.
Attic, n.   1. Athenian, Athenian author.
2. Garret, loft, cockloft, upper story.
Atticism, n.   Attic idiom or phrase, elegant or concise expression, happy phrase.
Attic salt, Delicate wit.
Attire, v. a.   Dress, clothe, array, apparel, rig, robe, enrobe, accoutre, equip, fit out, TRICK OUT.
Attire, n.   Dress, clothes, clothing, apparel, raiment, ARRAY, habit, garb, gear, costume, habiliment, vesture, vestment, outfit, suit, accoutrement, equipment, toilet, rigging, trappings, TOGGERY, wardrobe.
Attitude, n.   1. Posture (with reference to the expression of some sentiment), position.
2. Situation, aspect, phase, standing, predicament
Attorney, n.   1. Agent, factor, proxy, deputy, substitute.
2. Lawyer, counsellor, counsel, SOLICITOR, advocate, barrister, attorney-at-law, limb of the law.
Attract, v. a.   1. Draw, bring into proximity, cause to approach.
2. Allure, invite, entice, engage, win, captivate, fascinate, endear, charm, enamour.
Attraction, n.   1. Attracting, drawing.
2. Allurement, lure, fascination, charm, enticement, witchery, attractiveness.
Attractive, a.   1. Alluring, inviting, enticing, fascinating, captivating, charming, winning, bewitching, enchanting, engaging, interesting, prepossessing, taking, pleasing, pleasant, lovely, sweet.
2. Magnetic, magnetical.
Attributable, a.   Ascribable, imputable, referrible, chargeable, traceable, owing, to be charged, to be attributed, to be imputed.
Attribute, v. a.   Ascribe, assign, refer, impute, consider as due.
Attribute, n.   Quality, property, characteristic, peculiarity.
Attrition, n.   Abrasion, friction, rubbing.
Attune, v. a.   1. Set to a tune, make musical.
2. Tune, accord, harmonize, modulate, put in tune.
At variance, Quarrelling, bickering, at odds.
Auburn, a.   Nut-brown, chestnut-colored, reddish-brown.
Auction, n.   Vendue, cant, public sale, auction sale.
Auctioneer, n.   Vendue-master.
Audacious, a.   1. Bold, daring, fearless, courageous, intrepid, venturesome, dauntless, undaunted, valiant, stout-hearted.
2. Presumptuous, assuming, forward, impudent, insolent.
Audaciousness, n.   Audacity.
Audacity, n.   1. Boldness, daring, fearlessness, courage, intrepidity, venturesomeness, hardihood.
2. Impudence, insolence, impertinence, sauciness, effrontery, presumptuousness, presumption, assurance, face, front, brass, CHEEK.
Audience, n.   1. Hearing.
2. Auditory, assembly of hearers.
Audience-chamber, n.   Divan, council-chamber, state-chamber.
Audit, v. a.   Examine (as accounts, to ascertain whether they are correct or not).
Audit, n.   1. Examination of accounts.
2. Final account.
Auditor, n.   1. Hearer, listener.
2. Examiner of accounts.
Auditory, n.   Audience, assembly of hearers.
Au fait, [Fr.] Skilful, skilled, expert, at home, in one's element.
Aught, n.   Any thing.
Augment, v. a.   Enlarge, increase, magnify, add to, make larger.
Augment, v. n.   Increase, grow larger.
Augmentation, n.   Increase, enlargement, extension, addition, accession.
Augur, n.   Soothsayer, prophet, fortune-teller.
Augur, v. n.   Prophesy, conjecture, predict, guess.
Augur, v. a.   Portend, forebode, presage, foreshow, foreshadow, prognosticate, betoken, foretell, predict, prophesy, be ominous of.
Augury, n.   1. Prognostication, prognostic, prediction, prophecy, vaticination.
2. Omen, sign, auspice, portent, presage, prognostic, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, herald.
August, a.   Imposing, awful, solemn, venerable, majestic, stately, pompous, great, regal, noble, dignified, kingly, princely, magnificent, superb.
Auld lang syne, [Scotch.] Antiquity, old times, former times, days of yore, the olden time, time gone by, days gone by.
Aureate, a.   Golden, yellow, gold-colored.
Aurelia, n.   (Ent.) Chrysalis, pupa, nympha.
Aureola, n.   [L.] Halo, glory.
Auricle, n.   Pavilion, external ear.
Aurora, n.   1. (Mythol.) Goddess of Morning.
2. Daybreak, dawn, morning, morn, sunrise, break of day, opening of day, peep of day, first blush of the morning.
Aurora borealis, [L.] Northern lights, polar lights.
Auspice, n.   Omen, AUGURY, sign, portent, presage, prognostic.
Auspices, n. pl.   Favor, influence, patronage, protection, support.
Auspicious, a.   1. Prosperous, successful, fortunate, lucky, happy, red-letter.
2. Propitious, promising, favorable, seasonable, opportune, golden, bright.
Austere, a.   1. Rough (to the taste), sour and astringent.
2. Severe, rigid, strict, formal, stiff, rigorous, harsh, stern, difficult, hard, uncompromising, unrelenting, relentless, ascetic, straight-laced.
Austerity, n.   Severity, rigor, sternness, harshness, asceticism.
Authentic, a.   1. Genuine, real, true, veritable, pure, uncorrupted, unadulterated, not false, not spurious, not fictitious, not apocryphal, what it purports to be.
2. Trustworthy, RELIABLE, authoritative, of approved authority, to be depended on, worthy of belief.
Authenticate, v. a.   Verify, seal, attest, give credit or validity to, prove to be genuine.
Authentication, n.   Verification, attestation, seal, confirmation.
Authenticity, n.   1. Genuineness.
2. Trustworthiness.
Author, n.   1. Originator, inventor, maker, creator, father, former, contriver, first cause.
2. Writer, composer.
Authoritative, a.   1. Official, commanding, by authority, EX CATHEDRA.
2. Dictatorial, imperative, imperious, magisterial, oracular, peremptory, dogmatic.
Authorities, n. pl.   1. Magistrates, officials, persons in office.
2. Precedents, decisions, judgments.
Authority, n.   1. Power, sovereignty, dominion, empire, government.
2. Rule, sway, ascendency, supremacy, control, influence, interest.
3. Permission, warrant, warranty, liberty, permit, precept, order, authorization, sanction.
4. Witness, testimony.
5. Credibility, weight of evidence.
6. Respectability, dignity, weight of character.
Authorize, v. a.   1. Sanction, justify, warrant, legalize, support by authority.
2. Empower, commission, permit, allow, give permission to, give leave to, give authority to.
Autochthonal, a.   Aboriginal, original, primitive, primeval, pristine, primary, first, native, indigenous.
Autochthonous, a.   Aboriginal, original, primitive, primeval, pristine, primary, first, native, indigenous.
Autocracy, n.   Dictatorship, absolutism, despotism, tyranny, arbitrary power, absolute power.
Autocrat, n.   Dictator, despot, tyrant, absolute ruler.
Autocratic, a.   Absolute, despotic.
Automatic, a.   Self-moving, self-acting.
Autopsy, n.   1. Ocular evidence, personal examination.
2. Post-mortem examination.
Autumn, n.   Fall, fall of the leaf.
Auxiliary, a.   Aiding, helping, assisting, ancillary, subsidiary, helpful.
Auxiliary, n.   Helper, assistant, coadjutor, adjutant, co-operative, ally, confederate, right-hand man.
Avail, v. a.   Benefit, profit, be of advantage to.
Avail one's self of, Use, employ, take advantage of, turn to account, make use of.
Avail, v. n.   Be of advantage, do good, be of use, answer the purpose.
Avail, n.   Profit, advantage, benefit, use, utility, service.
Avails, n. pl.   Proceeds, profits, returns.
Available, a.   1. To be availed of, to be turned to account.
2. Serviceable, useful, profitable, advantageous, beneficial.
3. Suitable or fit (for some purpose), likely to answer the end.
Avant-courier, n.   Harbinger, forerunner, herald.
Avant-guard, n.   Van, advanced guard.
Avarice, n.   Penuriousness, cupidity, niggardliness, closeness, covetousness.
Avaricious, a.   Miserly, penurious, parsimonious, sordid, illiberal, niggardly, mercenary, close, stingy, mean, grasping, close-fisted, hard-fisted, COVETOUS, eager for gain (for the sake of hoarding it).
Avast, interj.   (Naut.) Hold, stop, stay, enough.
Avaunt, interj.   Hence, begone, be off, get you gone.
Avenge, v. a.   1. Take satisfaction for, award just punishment for.
2. Revenge, vindicate (by punishment of an offender), inflict punishment in behalf of.
3. [So used by the translators of the Bible.] Take revenge upon, treat revengefully.
Avengement, n.   [Rare.] Avenging.
Avenue, n.   1. Passage, entrance, entry, access, way of approach, passage-way.
2. Alley, walk, street, road, path.
3. Channel, route, way, pass.
Aver, v. a.   Assert, affirm, declare, asseverate, protest, avouch, allege, say, pronounce, predicate.
Average, n.   1. Medium, mean proportion, medial sum or quantity.
2. Mediocrity, medial standard, average standard.
Average, v. a.   1. Equate, reduce to an average, reduce to a mean.
2. (Com.) Proportion, distribute proportionally.
Average, v. n.   Amount to, or result in, when the mean is taken.
Average, a.   1. Medial, mean.
2. Middling, ordinary, passable, moderate, tolerable, well enough, pretty well, not bad.
Averment, n.   Affirmation, declaration, assertion, remark, asseveration, protestation, avowal, word.
Avernus, n.   (Mythol.) Hell, Tartarus, Hades, Erebus, the lower world, the infernal regions, shades below.
Averse, a.   Unwilling, disinclined, indisposed, reluctant, loath, backward, adverse, opposed.
Aversion, n.   1. Dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination, reluctance, unwillingness, repugnance, backwardness.
2. Antipathy, hatred, loathing, disgust, nausea, detestation, abhorrence, horror.
Avert, v. a.   1. Turn aside, turn away, turn off.
2. Prevent, divert, preclude, FOREFEND, ward off, keep off.
Avid, a.   [Rare.] Eager, greedy.
Avidity, n.   1. Eagerness, longing, yearning, intense desire.
2. Greediness, craving, voracity, rapacity, voraciousness, ravenousness, canine appetite.
Avocation, n.   Occasional business (business that calls aside).
Avoid, v. a.   1. Shun (in a negative sense, or denoting care only without positive exertion), eschew, escape, blink, elude, keep away from, keep aloof from, keep out of the way of, withdraw from, keep clear of, be shy of, fight shy of, have nothing to do with.
2. Forbear, help, refrain from.
Avoset, n.   Scooper.
Avouch, v. a.   Affirm, assert, asseverate, declare, protest, allege, say, maintain.
Avow, v. a.   Acknowledge, confess, own, profess, declare, affirm.
Avowal, n.   Acknowledgment, confession, declaration, profession, manifesto.
Await, v. a.   1. Expect, abide, wait for, stay for, look for, be in readiness for.
2. Attend, be in store for, be prepared for, be ready for.
Awake, a.   1. Not asleep.
2. Attentive, watchful, vigilant, alive, on the alert.
Awake, v. a. &n.   Awaken.
Awaken, v. a.   1. Awake, wake, rouse from sleep.
2. Arouse, excite, kindle, spur, incite, stimulate, provoke, stir up.
Awaken, v. n.   Wake, waken, be awakened, be roused from sleep.
Awakening, n.   Revival.
Award, v. a.   Adjudge, decrees.
Award, n.   Judgment, decree, adjudication, determination, decision.
Aware, a.   Mindful, conscious, cognizant, observant, apprised, sensible, convinced, persuaded.
Away, ad.   1. Absent, gone, off, from home, at a distance, not present.
2. Begone, let us go.
Away with, Take away.
Awe, n.   1. Reverence, veneration, reverential fear.
2. Dread, fearfulness.
Awe, v. a.   Overawe, intimidate, frighten, affright, daunt, cow, inspire with awe.
Awe-struck, a.   Dismayed, horrified, appalled, terrified, frightened, panic-stricken, horror-struck.
Awful, a.   1. Venerable, august, grand, stately, imposing, solemn, majestic.
2. Dread, dreadful, fearful, horrible, horrid, terrible, dire, direful, frightful, appalling, tremendous.
3. [Vulgar.] Ugly, homely, unsightly, ill-looking.
Awhile, ad.   For a time, for some time, some time, for a while.
Awkward, a.   1. Unskilful, bungling, unhandy, maladroit, inapt, without dexterity.
2. Unwieldy, unmanageable, inconvenient, unfit, lumbering.
3. Uncouth, unrefined, unpolished, uncourtly, rude, rough, clumsy, coarse, wooden, inelegant, ungainly, untoward, ungraceful, stiff, constrained, uneasy, rustic, boorish, clownish, loutish, gawky, lubberly, slouching.
Awned, a.   (Bot.) Aristate, bearded.
Awning, n.   Canopy, tilt.
Awry, ad.   1. Obliquely, asquint, askance.
2. Perversely, wrong.
Awry, a.   Oblique, slanting, distorted, crooked, wry.
Axilla, n.   [L. pl. Axillæ.] (Anat.) Armpit.
Axiom, n.   1. Truism, self-evident proposition, intuitive truth, necessary truth.
2. Postulate, established principle (not of necessity true), proposition commonly received, assumed truth.
Axiomatic, a.   Self-evident, certain, positive, absolute.
Axiomatical, a.   Self-evident, certain, positive, absolute.
Axis, n.   Shaft, spindle, arbor.
Ay, ad.   Yes.
Aye, ad.   Yes.
Aye, ad.   [Poetical.] Always, for ever.
Azote, n.   Nitrogen.
Azure, a.   Blue, cerulean, sky-colored, sky-blue.
Azure, n.   Blue, sky-color.

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Babble, v.n. 1. Prattle, jabber, chatter, talk inarticulately.
2. Prate, chat, gossip, palaver, tattle, be loquacious, talk idly or thoughtlessly.
Babble, v. a.   Tell (foolishly), prate, utter, prate about.
Babble, n.   Prattle, palaver, chit-chat, gabble, twaddle, chatter, balderdash, platitude, flummery, wish-wash, stuff, moonshine, fudge, trash, nonsense, small talk, idle talk, childish or foolish talk, frothy discourse.
Babbling, n.   1. Prattle, BABBLE.
2. Garrulity, loquacity, loquaciousness, talkativeness.
Babe, n.   Infant, baby, nursling, suckling, chit, brat, bantling, BAIRN, little one.
Babel, n.   Confusion, disorder, tumult, pother, hurly-burly.
Baby, n.   Infant, BABE.
Babyhood, n.   Infancy.
Baccalaureate, n.   Degree of bachelor of arts.
Baccate, a.   (Bot.) Of a pulpy nature (like a berry).
Bacchanal, n.   Reveller, carouser, bacchanalian.
Bacchanal, a.   Riotous, revelling, noisy, bacchanalian.
Bacchanalian, n.   and a.   Bacchanal.
Bacchanals, n. pl.   Revelry, revels, orgies, carousal, debauch, drunken frolic, potation, compotation, wassail, Saturnalia, drunken feasts.
Back, n.   1. Upper part, outer part.
2. Hinder part.
Back, a.   1. Remote.
2. Hindmost, in the rear.
3. In a backward direction.
Back, ad.   1. To the place of starting.
2. Backward, rearward, abaft, in the rear, towards what is behind.
3. In return, in recompense.
Back, v. a.   1. Assist, aid, second, support, countenance, favor, sustain, abet, side with, stand by, take part with, give support to, co-operate with, back up.
2. Move backward.
Backbite, v. a.   Defame, traduce, malign, slander, revile, calumniate, libel, lampoon, asperse, vilify, blacken, abuse, scandalize, run down, speak ill of.
Backbiter, n.   Slanderer, defamer, traducer, calumniator, libeller.
Backbiting, n.   Detraction, defamation, aspersion, slander, calumny, contumely, obloquy.
Backbone, n.   1. Spine, spinal column, vertebral column.
2. Firmness, nerve, resolution, courage, pluck, hardihood, manhood.
Backhanded, a.   1. Inclining to the left hand (as writing).
2. Outward and backward.
3. Indirect, unfair.
Back-house, n.   Privy, necessary, jakes, water-closet.
Back out, [Colloquial.] Withdraw from a bargain, not keep a promise, not stand to an engagement.
Backslide, v. n.   Apostatize, fall off, fall away, break faith.
Backslider, n.   Apostate, deserter, renegade.
Backsliding, n.   Apostasy.
Back up, Support, sustain, assist, aid, help, BACK.
Backward, a.   1. Averse, unwilling, reluctant, loath, disinclined, indisposed, wavering, hesitating.
2. Dull, sluggish, slow, stupid, stolid.
3. Late, tardy, behindhand, after the usual time.
Backward, ad.   Regressively, rearwards, aback, behind, ABAFT.
Backwards, ad.   Regressively, rearwards, aback, behind, ABAFT.
Bad, a.   1. Evil, ill, baneful, deleterious, pernicious, mischievous, noxious, hurtful, injurious, detrimental, unwholesome.
2. Wicked, depraved, abandoned, dishonest, unfair, disingenuous, rascally, villanous.
3. Untoward, unlucky, unfortunate, unwelcome.
4. Vile, wretched, sorry, mean, shabby, scurvy, abominable.
5. Poor, inferior.
Bad blood, Rancor, venom, bitterness, acrimony, harshness, sternness, asperity, crabbedness, churlishness, moroseness, sullenness, ill temper.
Bad faith, Perfidy, dishonesty, unfairness, faithlessness, want of faith, breach of faith.
Badge, n.   Mark of distinction, token of office, sign of authority.
Badger, v. a.   Persecute, tease, worry, harry, annoy, vex, plague, harass, torment, pester, trouble, bother, hector.
Badinage, n.   [Fr.] Raillery, banter, ASTEISM, light talk, small talk, trifling or playful discourse.
Baffle, v. a.   1. Disconcert, frustrate, foil, elude, balk, circumvent.
2. Confound, bewilder, perplex, out-general, out-manœuvre.
Bag, n.   Sack, pouch.
Bagatelle, n.   [Fr.] Trifle, small matter, thing of no consequence or importance.
Baggage, n.   Luggage, bag and baggage.
Bagnio, n.   1. Bath, bathing-house.
2. Brothel, stew, bawdy-house, whore-house, house of prostitution, house of ill-fame.
Bail, n.   1. Security, surety.
2. Handle (of a pail, &c.).
Bail, v. a.   Admit to bail.
Bairn, n.   [Scottish.] Child, BABE.
Bait, v. a.   1. Put bait upon.
2. Furnish with a meal.
Bait, v. n.   Take refreshment (on a journey).
Bait, n.   1. Lure, decoy, allurement, enticement, temptation.
2. Refreshment (on a journey).
Bake, v. a.   1. Harden (by heat).
2. Cook (by direct heat).
Balance, n.   1. Pair of scales.
2. Equipoise, equilibrium, equality of weight.
3. Excess, overplus, surplus.
4. [Low, U. S.] Rest, residue, remainder.
Balance, v. a.   1. Poise, keep in equipoise, hold in equilibrium.
2. Counterpoise, counteract, neutralize, countervail, counterbalance, compensate, make up for.
3. (Com.) Equalize, make equal.
Balance-fish, n.   Hammer-fish, hammer-headed shark (Zygœna vulgaris).
Bald, a.   1. Without hair (on the head).
2. Unadorned, inelegant, prosaic, dull, meagre, vapid, tame.
Balderdash, n.   Verbiage, palaver, twaddle, chatter, trash, stuff, moonshine, platitude, flummery, fudge, wish-wash, jargon, nonsense, senseless prate, frothy discourse, idle talk.
Baldric, n.   Shoulder belt.
Bale, n.   Bundle, package.
Baleen, n.   Whalebone.
Bale-fire, n.   Beacon-fire.
Baleful, a.   Hurtful, injurious, noxious, mischievous, pernicious, baneful, ruinous, deadly, fraught with evil.
Balk, v. a.   Disappoint, frustrate, defeat, foil, baffle, disconcert, thwart.
Balky, a.   [U. S.] Perverse (said of a horse), unruly, refractory, wayward, contrary, stubborn, obstinate.
Ball, n.   1. Globe, sphere.
2. Dance, entertainment of dancing.
3. Game of ball.
Ballad, n.   Light poem, sentimental song.
Ballast, n.   1. Weight (for steadiness), ballasting.
2. Prudence, discretion, judgment, sense, wisdom, TACT, GUMPTION, common sense.
Ballast, v. a.   Put ballast into.
Ballasting, n.   Ballast.
Ballooning, n.   Aëronautics, aërostation.
Balloonist, n.   Aëronaut, aërial navigator.
Balmy, a.   1. Soothing, refreshing, easing, assuaging, lenitive, sedative.
2. Fragrant, odoriferous, odorous, aromatic, aromatous, ambrosial, spicy, sweet-smelling, sweet-scented.
Baltimore oriole, Golden robin, hang-bird, fiery hang-bird (Icterus Baltimore or Oriolus Baltimore).
Bam, n.   [Low.] Cheat, imposition, imposture, fraud, circumvention, trick.
Bam, v. a.   [Low.] Cheat, BAMBOOZLE.
Bamboozle, v. a.   Deceive, cheat, dupe, beguile, mislead, inveigle, gull, trick, chouse, overreach, circumvent, defraud, diddle, BAM.
Ban, n.   1. Proclamation, edict.
2. Curse, malediction, excommunication, denunciation, execration, anathema.
Band, n.   1. Tie, ligature, ligament.
2. Cord, chain, fetter, manacle, shackle, bond.
3. Bandage, fillet, binding.
4. Company (especially of instrumental musicians), troop, gang, crew, horde, party, body, club, junto, COTERIE, CLIQUE, society, sodality, association.
Bandage, n.   Fillet, band, binding.
Bandit, n.   Outlaw, robber, brigand, freebooter, footpad, highwayman, marauder.
Banditti, n. pl.   Band of outlaws or robbers.
Bandy, v. a.   1. Toss, toss about, toss to and fro.
2. Exchange, interchange, give and take.
Bane, n.   1. Poison, venom.
2. Pest, scourge, curse, ruin.
Baneful, a.   1. Poisonous, venomous.
2. Destructive, noxious, hurtful, injurious, pernicious, mischievous, baleful, deadly, ruinous, fraught with evil.
Banewort, n.   Belladonna, dwale, deadly-nightshade (Atropa Belladonna).
Banging, a.   [Low.] Huge, large, great.
Banian, n.   (Bot.) Indian fig-tree (Ficus Indicus).
Banish, v. a.   1. Exile, expatriate, ostracize, expel from the country.
2. Exclude, shut out, drive away, put out of mind.
Banishment, n.   Exile, expatriation, ostracism, expulsion, proscription.
Bang, v. a.   Beat, thump, pound, strike, knock, maul, pommel, thwack, WALLOP, deal roughly with.
Bankrupt, a.   Insolvent.
Bankrupt, n.   Insolvent debtor.
Bankruptcy, n.   Insolvency.
Banner, n.   Flag, standard, streamer, ensign, pennon, colors.
Banquet, n.   Feast, entertainment, treat.
Banquet, v. n.   Feast, be regaled with good eating and drinking.
Banquet, v. a.   Treat with a banquet or feast.
Banter, v. a.   Jeer, joke, rally, quiz, ridicule, taunt, twit, deride, mock, make fun of, make sport of, make merry with, play upon, make a butt of.
Banter, n.   Raillery, ridicule, mockery, derision, persiflage, pleasantry, BADINAGE, ASTEISM, joking, jesting, quizzing, frivolous talk, small talk.
Bantling, n.   Infant, babe, baby, chit, brat, nursling, suckling, BAIRN, little child, little one, young one.
Baptize, v. a.   1. Administer baptism to.
2. Christen.
Bar, n.   1. Obstacle, hinderance, obstruction, barrier, BARRICADE, stop, impediment.
2. Rail, railing.
3. Tribunal, judgment-seat.
4. Body of lawyers.
Bar, v. a.   1. Fasten with a bar.
2. Hinder, obstruct, stop, prevent.
3. Exclude, shut out.
Barb, n.   1. Beard (or excrescences like a beard), wattles.
2. Horse (of the Barbary breed).
Barbadoes tar, Petroleum, rock-oil, Seneca oil, mineral pitch, mineral tar, mineral oil.
Barbarian, n.   1. Savage.
2. Brute, ruffian, brutal monster.
Barbarian, a.   1. Uncivilized, rude, savage, BARBAROUS, barbaric.
2. Inhuman, brutal, cruel, unfeeling, ruthless, truculent, ferocious, fierce, fell, bloody, brutish.
Barbaric, a.   1. Foreign, outlandish, exotic, not native.
2. Barbarian, barbarous, uncivilized, rude, savage.
Barbarism, n.   1. Incivility, rudeness, savageness, Vandalism, Gothicism, barbarous state, uncivilized condition.
2. Vulgarism, slang, unauthorized expression.
Barbarity, n.   Cruelty, savageness, brutality, brutishness, ferociousness, ferocity, inhumanity, truculence, hardness of heart, manners of a barbarian.
Barbarous, a.   1. Uncivilized, rough, coarse, rude, untutored, ignorant, unlettered, uncultivated, savage, barbarian, barbaric.
2. Cruel, inhuman, brutal, brutish, ferocious, ruthless, fell, truculent, fierce, bloody.
3. Uncouth (as a word or an expression), harsh, vulgar, contrary to good usage.
Barbed, a.   1. Bearded.
2. Clad in armor.
Barberry, n.   Pepperidge-bush.
Bard, n.   1. Poet, minstrel.
2. Caparison, horse-armor, trappings for a horse.
Bare, a.   1. Naked, nude, denuded, uncovered, unclothed, undressed.
2. Simple, sheer, mere.
Bare, v. a.   Strip, uncover, make bare.
Barefaced, a.   1. Undisguised, unreserved, unconcealed, palpable, conspicuous, glaring, notable, notorious.
2. Impudent, presumptuous, shameless, audacious.
Barely, ad.   Merely, simply, only.
Bargain, n.   1. Compact, agreement, stipulation, covenant, contract, convention, concordat, treaty, indenture.
2. Cheap purchase, purchase on favorable terms, good bargain.
Bargain, v. n.   Contract, agree, stipulate, covenant, make a bargain.
Barilla, n.   Carbonate of soda (impure), kelp.
Bark, v. n.   Yelp.
Bark up the wrong tree, [Colloquial.] Mistake, err, make a mistake, BE IN THE WRONG BOX.
Barm, n.   Yeast, ferment, leaven.
Barmy, a.   Yeasty.
Barren, a.   1. Unprolific, incapable of bearing offspring, not prolific.
2. Unfertile, fruitless, unproductive, sterile, ACARPOUS.
3. Scanty, not copious.
Barricade, n.   Obstruction (as in the streets of a city to serve as a fortification), BARRIER.
Barricade, v. a.   Obstruct, block up, stop up.
Barrier, n.   Obstruction, obstacle, hinderance, bar, BARRICADE, stop, impediment.
Barrister, n.   Advocate (admitted to plead at the bar), counsellor, counsel, lawyer, attorney, SOLICITOR, attorney at law, limb of the law.
Barrow, n.   1. Wheelbarrow.
2. Mound, hillock.
3. Hog (especially a castrated hog).
Barter, v. n.   Make exchanges, traffic by exchanges.
Barter, v. a.   Give in exchange, barter away.
Barter, n.   Exchange, traffic by exchange.
Barter away, Barter.
Baryta, n.   Oxide of barium.
Barytes, n.   Heavy spar, sulphate of baryta.
Base, a.   1. Ignoble, plebeian, vulgar, untitled, nameless, unhonored, base-born, of low birth.
2. Vile, low, mean, despicable, contemptible, beggarly, abject, grovelling, sordid, servile, slavish, menial, sorry, worthless, pitiful, low-minded, rascally.
3. Shameful, disreputable, disgraceful, discreditable, dishonorable, scandalous, infamous.
Base, n.   1. Basis, foundation, ground, groundwork, lowest part.
2. (Surveying.) Base-line.
3. (Chem.) Principal element (of a compound).
Base-born, a.   Base, of low birth.
Base-line, n.   (Surveying.) Base.
Basement, n.   Ground-floor, lowest story.
Base-minded, a.   Mean, low, vile, grovelling, beggarly, pitiful, despicable, abject, low-minded, mean-spirited.
Baseness, n.   1. Meanness, vileness, despicableness, contemptibleness, abasement, worthlessness, abjectness.
2. Disgrace, ignominy, infamy, shame, dishonor, turpitude.
Bashful, a.   Shy, timid, timorous, coy, diffident, sheepish, shamefaced, over-modest, not self-possessed.
Bashfulness, n.   Shyness, timidity, coyness, diffidence, self-distrust, excessive modesty.
Basilisk, n.   Cockatrice.
Basis, n.   Base, foundation, ground, groundwork, lowest part.
Bask, v. n.   Lie in the sun, be exposed to a pleasant heat.
Bask, v. a.   Expose to sunshine or to a pleasant heat.
Bass, a.   (Mus.) Low, deep, grave.
Basset, v. n.   (Geol.) Crop out.
Bassetting, n.   Cropping out, out-crop.
Bastard, n.   Love-child, illegitimate child, natural child.
Bastard, a.   1. Illegitimate.
2. Spurious, false, counterfeit, not genuine.
Baste, v. a.   1. Beat (with a stick), cudgel, cane, drub, thrash.
2. Moisten with fat.
3. Sew (with long stitches).
Bastinado, n.   Cudgelling or beating (on the soles of the feet).
Bastinado, v. a.   Cudgel or beat (on the soles of the feet).
Batch, n.   Certain quantity (as of bread, ore, &c., treated at one time).
Bate, v. a.   Abate, lessen, diminish, decrease, reduce, rebate, remit.
Bathe, v. a.   Wash, lave.
Bathe, v. n.   Wash the body, go into a bath, take a bath.
Bathos, n.   Anticlimax.
Bating, prep.   Except, excepting.
Batten, n.   Thin strip.
Batten, v. a.   1. Fasten with battens.
2. Fatten, make fat.
Batten, v. n.   Grow fat.
Batter, v. a.   1. Beat, smite, pelt, dash against.
2. Bruise, break, shatter, shiver, smash, demolish, destroy, strike down, knock down, shake to pieces, shiver to pieces.
Batter, v. n.   (Masonry.) Slope backward.
Batter, n.   (Masonry.) Slope backward.
Battle, n.   Combat, engagement, action, conflict, contest, fight, rencontre, collision, skirmish, brush, affair.
Battle array, Order of battle.
Bawble, n.   Trinket, gewgaw, toy, trifle, plaything, gimcrack, knack, knick-knack, JIGGUMBOB.
Bawd, n.   Procurer, pander, pimp.
Bawdy, a.   Obscene, filthy, indecent, impure, smutty, lewd.
Bawdy-house, n.   Brothel, stew, bagnio, whore-house, house of prostitution, house of ill fame.
Bawl, v. n.   Hoot, shout, vociferate, yell, howl, roar, cry, squall.
Bay, a.   Reddish-brown.
Bay, n.   1. Bight, inlet of the sea.
2. Recess (as in a room), opening.
3. Compartment.
4. Bay-tree, laurel-tree (Laurus nobilis).
Bay, v. n.   Bark.
Bayberry, n.   Wax-myrtle (Myrica cerifera).
Bay-rum, n.   Spirit of Myrcia (rum distilled with the leaves of Myrcia acris).
Bays, n. pl.   Crown, garland, wreath, honorary distinction.
Bay-salt, n.   Common salt (as obtained by evaporation of sea-water), chloride of sodium.
Bay-tree, n.   Bay, laurel-tree.
Bazaar, n.   Market-place.
Be, v. n.   Exist (whether in fact or in imagination), subsist, have existence, have being.
Beach, n.   Shore, coast, strand, seaboard, seacoast.
Beacon, n.   1. Signal-fire.
2. Mark, sign, signal.
Beak, n.   1. Bill, mandible, neb.
2. Prow, bow, stem.
Beam, n.   1. Girder, piece of timber.
2. Ray, pencil, streak, gleam, GLIMMER.
Beam, v. n.   Shine, emit rays.
Beam, v. a.   Shoot forth, emit in rays or beams.
Beamy, a.   Radiant, beaming.
Bear, v. a.   1. Uphold, support, sustain, hold up.
2. Carry, transport, convey, waft.
3. Possess, have, hold.
4. Endure, suffer, undergo, brook, tolerate, abide, put up with, bear with, take patiently or easily, have patience with, submit to.
5. Admit, permit, allow, admit of, be capable of.
6. Maintain, keep up, carry on.
7. Entertain, cherish, harbor.
8. Be answerable for, be charged with.
9. Produce, yield.
10. Generate, beget, bring forth, give birth to.
11. Exhibit, utter, show, give.
Bear, v. n.   1. Suffer, submit.
2. Press, push, be oppressive.
3. Be fruitful, be prolific.
4. [Rare.] Imply, intimate.
5. (Naut.) Be situated (with respect to the point of compass).
Bear, n.   Bruin.
Bearable, a.   Tolerable, endurable, supportable.
Bear a hand, (Naut.) Be quick, make haste.
Beard, v. a.   Defy, challenge, dare, take or pluck by the beard, oppose to the face.
Bearded, a.   1. Barbed.
2. (Bot.) Aristate, awned.
Bear date, Be dated.
Bear down, Overwhelm, oppress, crush.
Bear down upon, Attack, assail, assault, charge, march upon, march against, set upon, rush upon, fall upon.
Bear-grass, n.   Yucca, Adam's needle, Spanish bayonet.
Bearing, n.   1. Deportment, demeanor, behavior, conduct, carriage, mien, air, port.
2. Relation, dependency, connection.
3. Endurance, suffering.
4. Direction, course, aim, aspect, point of compass.
Bearings, n. pl.   Charges (in coats of arms).
Bearish, a.   Rough, rude, coarse, savage, boorish, uncivil, uncourteous, discourteous, impolite, ungentlemanly.
Bear one's self, Behave, acquit one's self, conduct one's self.
Bear out, Maintain, support, defend, uphold, justify, make good.
Bear the bell, Be the leader.
Bear the cross, Take up the cross, submit to trials or afflictions.
Bear the palm, Excel, be superior.
Bear up, 1. (Active.) Support, uphold; sustain, keep from falling.
2. (Passive.) Stand firm, show fortitude.
Bear with, Endure, BEAR, tolerate, put up with, have patience with.
Bear witness, Testify, depose, state, affirm, declare, aver, avow, say, SWEAR.
Beast, n.   Brute (fit for the service of man), quadruped, beast of the field, four-footed animal, irrational animal.
Beastly, a.   Brutish, brutal, bestial, sensual, irrational.
Beat, v. a.   1. Strike, knock, hit, thump, belabor, drub, maul, pommel, BASTE, thrash, thwack, bang, lay blows upon.
2. Hammer, forge.
3. Pound, bruise, pulverize, comminute, bray, break in pieces.
4. Batter, smite, pelt, dash against.
5. Conquer, overcome, subdue, vanquish, overpower, defeat, checkmate.
6. [Colloquial.] Excel, surpass, outdo, cut out.
Beat, v. n.   1. Pulsate, throb.
2. Dash, strike.
3. (Naut.) Go against the wind, go a zigzag course.
Beat, n.   1. Stroke, striking, blow.
2. Pulsation, throb, beating.
3. Round, course.
Beat all hollow, [Low.] Surpass completely, excel beyond all question.
Beat back, Repulse, repel, drive back.
Beat down, 1. Batter, overturn, destroy, break, throw down.
2. Subdue, overpower, overcome, crush, put down.
3. Press down (by blows), lay flat.
Beaten, a.   1. Worn by use, much travelled.
2. Hackneyed, trite, common, common-place.
Beatific, a.   Ravishing, enchanting.
Beatification, n.   1. Beatifying (especially the act of the pope in declaring a person happy after death).
2. Bliss, BEATITUDE.
Beatify, v. a.   Enrapture, enchant, transport, enravish, make happy.
Beating, n.   1. Striking, drubbing, flogging, thrashing, cudgelling, pommelling, caning, flagellation, BASTINADO.
2. Beat, pulsation, throb, throbbing.
Beat into, [Colloquial.] Teach (by laborious effort), instil, inculcate, implant.
Beatitude, n.   Happiness, bliss, felicity, blessedness, blissfulness, beatification, transport, rapture, heavenly joy.
Be at loggerheads, Come to blows, fall to loggerheads, go to loggerheads.
Beat out, 1. Flatten (by hammering).
2. Exhaust, overcome (with fatigue).
Beat the air, Make vain efforts, try in vain, lash the waves, fish in the air, milk the ram.
Beau, n.   1. Fop, dandy, coxcomb, exquisite, macaroni, popinjay, jackanapes, jack-a-dandy, man of dress.
2. Gallant, lover, admirer, suitor, sweetheart, CICISBEO.
Beau ideal, [Fr.] Ideal beauty, ideal excellence, ideal standard.
Beau-monde, n.   [Fr.] Gay world, fashionable world, people of fashion, genteel people.
Beauteous, a.   [Poetical.] Beautiful.
Beauties, n. pl.   1. Anthology, selections, elegant extracts.
2. Beautiful persons (especially beautiful women).
Beautiful, a.   Handsome, fair, fine, elegant, graceful, PRETTY, BEAUTEOUS.
Beautify, v. a.   Adorn, decorate, embellish, deck, bedeck, BEDIZEN, ornament, emblazon, gild, array, garnish, grace, set, TRICK OUT, set off, make beautiful.
Beauty, n.   1. Elegance, grace, symmetry.
2. Comeliness, seemliness, fairness, loveliness, attractiveness.
3. Fine part, special grace, particular excellence.
4. Beautiful person (especially a beautiful woman).
Beaux-esprits, n. pl.   [Fr.] Men of wit, men of genius.
Beaver, n.   1. Fur of the beaver.
2. Hat.
3. Face-guard (of a helmet).
Be beat out, Be exhausted, be fagged, be greatly fatigued.
Be brought to bed, Be confined, lie in, be in child-bed.
Becafico, n.   Fig-eater, fig-pecker, greater pettychaps, garden warbler (Sylvia hortensis).
Be called, Be named, go by the name of, take the name of, pass under the name of.
Becalm, v. a.   1. Quiet, soothe, calm, tranquillize, pacify, make calm, make tranquil.
2. Detain by a calm (as a ship).
Be cast away, 1. Be thrown aside.
2. Be shipwrecked.
Because, conj.   1. For, since, as, for the cause that, for the reason that, on this account that, inasmuch as.
2. On account, by reason.
Bèche-de-mer, n.   [Fr.] Trepang, sea-cucumber, sea-slug.
Beck, n.   Nod, bow.
Beckon, v. n.   Make a sign, give a signal.
Beckon, v. a.   Call by a sign or signal.
Becloud, v. a.   Dim, bedim, obscure, darken, cloud.
Become, v. n.   1. Be.
2. Change to, be changed to, be converted into, get to be, come to be.
Become, v. a.   Suit, befit, be suitable to, be proper for, be appropriate to.
Becoming, a.   1. Fit, proper, suitable, meet, appropriate, congruous, right, seemly.
2. Comely, graceful, neat, pretty.
Become of, Be the fate of, be the end of, be the final condition of.
Be confined, 1. Be restrained, be shut up, be shut in.
2. Be brought to bed, lie in, be in child-bed.
Bed, n.   1. Couch, BERTH, resting-place, place to sleep in.
2. Raised plot (of ground).
3. Layer, stratum, seam, vein.
Bed, v. a.   Embed.
Bedaub, v. a.   Smear, daub, besmear, soil, daub over.
Bedeck, v. a.   Adorn, decorate, embellish, beautify, ornament, deck, emblazon, gild, array, garnish, grace, BEDIZEN, set out, set off, TRICK OUT.
Bedew, v. a.   Moisten, wet, damp, dampen.
Bedim, v. a.   Darken, dim, obscure, cloud, becloud.
Bedizen, v. a.   Adorn (gaudily), deck, BEDECK.
Bedlam, n.   Madhouse, lunatic hospital, lunatic asylum, hospital for the insane.
Bedlamite, n.   Madman, lunatic, maniac, crazy person, insane person.
Bedouin, n.   Nomadic Arab.
Bedridden, a.   Confined to the bed.
Beef, n.   Flesh of neat-cattle.
Bee-house, n.   Apiary, beehive.
Bee-line, n.   Straight line, right line, shortest distance, most direct line.
Bee-moth, n.   Wax-moth.
Beetle, v. n.   Protrude, project, jut, jut out, hang over.
Beetle-head, n.   Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Beetle-headed, a.   Dull, stupid, obtuse, foolish, senseless, witless, insensible, sluggish, slow of apprehension, void of understanding.
Beeves, n. pl.   Neat-cattle.
Befall, v. a.   Betide, overtake, happen to.
Befall, v. n.   Happen, occur, take place.
Befit, v. a.   Suit, fit, become, be suitable or proper for, be appropriate for.
Befitting, a.   Becoming, suitable, fit, proper, right, meet, seemly, appropriate, congruous.
Befool, v. a.   Infatuate, dupe, deceive, delude, cheat, chouse, trick, diddle, hoax, stultify, hoodwink, circumvent, overreach, beguile, bamboozle, impose upon, practise upon, play upon, make a fool of.
Before, prep.   1. Preceding.
2. Prior to, previous to.
3. In the presence of, face to face with.
4. Near the front of, in front of.
Before, ad.   1. Toward the front.
2. In advance, farther onward.
3. Formerly, in time past, of old.
4. Hitherto, up to that time.
5. Above, in a former part.
Beforehand, ad.   Previously, in anticipation, in advance.
Beforehand, a.   Forehanded, in comfortable circumstances (as respects property), well off, well to do.
Before the wind, With the wind, in the direction of the wind.
Befoul, v. a.   Soil, pollute, daggle, draggle, foul, bemire, dirty.
Befriend, v. a.   Favor, encourage, patronize, countenance, assist, help, aid, benefit, act as a friend to, do a good turn for, be kind to.
Beg, v. a.   1. Crave, solicit, beseech, implore, supplicate, conjure, pray for, petition for, seek by petition, ask earnestly.
2. Assume, take for granted, consider as true.
Beg, v. n.   Solicit charity, ask alms.
Beget, v. a.   1. Generate, procreate, engender, breed, get, be the father of.
2. Produce, originate, give rise to.
Beggar, n.   Mendicant, pauper, starveling, poor or indigent person.
Beggar, v. a.   1. Impoverish, ruin, render poor, reduce to poverty, bring to want.
2. Surpass, exceed, go beyond, be above, put at fault, show to be inadequate.
Beggarly, a.   1. Destitute, indigent, needy, poor.
2. Sorry, mean, abject, base, low, paltry, shabby, vile, scurvy, miserable, contemptible, despicable, pitiful, pitiable, servile, slavish, grovelling, base-minded, low-minded, mean-spirited.
Beggary, n.   Poverty, indigence, penury, destitution, want, distress, mendicancy, mendicity.
Begin, v. n.   1. Originate, arise, take rise.
2. Commence, make a beginning, take the first step, break ground, break the ice.
Begin, v. a.   Commence, institute, originate, enter upon, set about, set on foot, set in operation.
Beginner, n.   Tyro, novice.
Beginning, n.   1. Commencement, outset, opening, start.
2. Origin, source, rise.
Begird, v. a.   1. Gird, bind with a girdle.
2. Surround, encompass, environ, encircle, enclose, engird.
Begone, interj.   1. Depart, go away, haste away, be off, get thee gone.
2. Away, let us go, let us be off.
Begrudge, v. a.   Grudge, envy the possession of.
Beguile, v. a.   1. Delude, cheat, deceive, BEFOOL.
2. Divert, amuse, entertain, cheer, solace.
Behalf, n.   Benefit, advantage, profit, interest, account, behoof.
Be hanged, Come to the gallows.
Behave, v. n.   Act, conduct one's self, demean one's self, acquit one's self, behave one's self.
Behave one's self, Behave.
Behavior, n.   Deportment (on particular occasions), conduct, bearing, demeanor, carriage, manner, mien, air, port.
Behead, v. a.   Decapitate, decollate, deprive of the head.
Beheading, n.   Decapitation, decollation.
Behest, n.   Command, commandment, mandate, order, precept, injunction, direction, charge, bidding.
Behind, prep.   1. Abaft, at the back of, in the rear of.
2. After, following.
Behind, ad.   1. Backward, back.
2. Abaft, aft, ASTERN, rearward, in the rear, at the back.
Behindhand, a.   Backward, late, tardy, after the usual time.
Behind the curtain, Hid, concealed, in concealment.
Behold, v. a.   See, observe, view, descry, discern, look upon, set one's eyes on.
Behold, interj.   See, look, observe, lo.
Beholden, a.   Obliged, indebted, grateful, thankful, under obligation.
Beholder, n.   Observer, spectator, looker-on.
Behoof, n.   Advantage, benefit, profit, interest, account, behoof.
Behoove, v. a.   Become, befit, beseem, be fit for, be proper for, be meet for.
Be in earnest, Be serious, be not jesting.
Being, 1. Existence, subsistence.
2. Creature, substance, thing.
Be in the ascendant, Have superior influence, have commanding influence.
Be in the wrong box, Mistake, err, make a mistake, BARK UP THE WRONG TREE.
Be it so, 1. Suppose it to be so.
2. Amen, so be it, let it be so.
Belabor, v. a.   Thump, beat, strike, knock, lay blows upon.
Belated, a.   Retarded, hindered, made late.
Belay, v. a.   (Naut.) Fasten, make fast.
Belch, v. a.   1. Eject (as wind from the stomach), discharge.
2. Throw out violently, cast forth.
Belch, v. n.   1. Eructate, eject wind from the stomach.
2. Be ejected violently.
Belching, n.   Eructation.
Beldam, n.   Hag, Jezebel, virago, vixen, fury, she-monster, ugly old woman.
Beleaguer, v. a.   Besiege, invest, beset, lay siege to.
Bel-esprit, n.   [Fr. pl. Beaux-esprits.] Wit, man of wit, man of genius.
Belfry, n.   Campanile.
Belial, n.   Satan, DEVIL, Apollyon, arch-fiend.
Belie, v. a.   1. Falsify, misrepresent, represent falsely.
2. Give the lie to, convict of falsehood, show to be false, charge with falsehood.
Belief, n.   1. Credence, credit, confidence, trust, reliance, persuasion, FAITH.
2. Doctrine, tenet, dogma, opinion, creed, article of faith, profession of faith.
Believe, v. a.   Credit, give credit to, think to be true, give faith to, put faith in, rely upon, make no doubt of, put confidence in.
Believe, v. n.   1. Exercise faith, have faith, have a firm persuasion.
2. Think, suppose, conceive, fancy, apprehend, imagine, hold. OPINE, be of opinion, entertain the idea, take it.
Belike, ad.   [Colloquial.] Probably, perhaps, mayhap, it may be, it is likely.
Belladonna, n.   Banewort, dwale, deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).
Belle, n.   Beautiful young lady, fair damsel.
Belles-lettres, n. pl.   [Fr.] Polite literature, elegant literature, the humanities.
Belligerent, a.   1. Carrying on war, engaged in war, waging war.
2. Of belligerents.
3. Warlike, hostile.
Belligerent, n.   Belligerent state or nation.
Bellow, v. n.   1. Roar (as a beast).
2. Vociferate, clamor, yell, howl, cry, bawl, make a loud outcry.
Bell-pepper, n.   Red pepper (of the garden. Capsicum annuum).
Bell-shaped, a.   (Bot.) Campanulate.
Belly, n.   1. Abdomen, paunch.
2. Convexity, swell, swelling, bulge, protuberance.
Belly-ache, n.   Colic, pain in the bowels.
Belong to, 1. Be the property of, be possessed by.
2. Regard, appertain to, pertain to, relate to, refer to, be related to, have reference to.
3. Be appendent to, constitute a part of, be connected with.
4. Be incumbent on, be the duty of, devolve on.
5. Be a resident of, have a legal residence in.
Beloved, a.   Dear, darling, much loved.
Below, prep.   1. Under, beneath, underneath.
2. Unbecoming, unworthy of.
Below, ad.   1. Under, beneath, underneath.
2. On the earth.
3. In hell, in the lower regions, in the regions of the dead.
Belt, n.   Girdle, cincture, cestus, band.
Bemire, v. a.   Daggle, draggle, befoul, foul, dirty, soil.
Bemoan, v. a.   Bewail, lament, deplore, moan over, mourn over, express sorrow for.
Bemused, a.   Stupefied, confused, bewildered, MUZZY, half-drunk.
Bench, n.   1. Long seat.
2. Court, tribunal, body of judges.
Bend, v. a.   1. Curve, crook, bow, incurvate, make crooked.
2. Direct, turn towards, incline towards.
3. Exert, apply earnestly, direct attentively.
4. Subdue, cause to yield, bring to submission, make submissive.
5. (Naut.) Fasten, make fast.
Bend, v. n.   1. Crook, be crooked, be bent, be curved.
2. Lean, incline, turn.
Bend, n.   1. Curve, curvity, curvature, flexure, angle, elbow, crook, incurvation, ARCUATION.
2. Bight, coil.
Beneath, prep.   1. Under, underneath, below.
2. Unbecoming, unbefitting, unworthy of.
Beneath, ad.   Below.
Benedict, n.   Married man.
Benediction, n.   Blessing, benison, invocation of happiness.
Benefaction, n.   Gift, donation, gratuity, grant, offering, contribution, boon, present, alms, charity.
Benefice, n.   Ecclesiastical living.
Beneficence, n.   Charity, bounty, liberality, generosity, alms-giving, active goodness, kind action, doing of good.
Beneficient, a.   Bountiful, munificent, liberal, generous, bounteous, princely, kind.
Beneficial, a.   Useful, profitable, advantageous, helpful, serviceable, salutary, good, for one's advantage, for one's good, for one's interest.
Benefit, n.   1. Favor, service, act of kindness, good turn, kind office.
2. Advantage, profit, avail, gain, good, utility, behalf, behoof, account, interest.
Benefit, v. a.   1. Befriend, help, serve, do good to, be useful to, advance the interest of, confer a favor on.
2. Profit, advantage, avail, be of advantage to.
Benevolence, n.   Kindness, benignity, kind-heartedness, humanity, tenderness, charitableness, good-will, disposition to do good, milk of human kindness.
Benevolent, a.   Kind, benignant, benign, kind-hearted, obliging, humane, tender, charitable, disposed to do good.
Benighted, a.   1. Overtaken with night.
2. Involved in darkness.
Benign, a.   1. Kind, benevolent, gracious, complaisant, humane, obliging, benignant, good, amiable, friendly, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, of a gentle disposition.
2. (Med.) Mild, of a mild nature.
Benignant, a.   Kind, BENIGN.
Benignity, n.   1. Kindness, graciousness, benevolence, complaisance, humanity, amiability, amenity, friendliness, kind-heartedness, fellow-feeling, good feeling, good humor, good temper, obliging manner.
2. [Rare.] Mildness.
Benison, n.   Blessing, benediction.
Benne, n.   Sesame, oil-plant.
Bent, n.   Disposition, inclination, tendency, turn, PENCHANT, leaning, bias, propensity, proclivity, predisposition, predilection, partiality, liking, fondness, proneness, appetency.
Bent, a.   Crooked, hooked, bowed, curved, aduncous, ARCUATE, INCURVATE.
Benumb, v. a.   Stupefy, paralyze, deaden, blunt, make torpid, render insensible.
Be of opinion, Think, believe, conclude, judge, suppose, imagine, fancy, deem, WERN, OPINE, hold, entertain the idea, take it.
Be on the carpet, Be under consideration, be upon the tapis.
Bequeath, v. a.   Leave, demise, devise, will, give by will.
Bequest, n.   Legacy, devise.
Berate, v. a.   1. Scold, chide, reprimand, rate.
2. Abuse, vilify, defame.
Bereave, v. a.   Deprive (of something that cannot be restored), dispossess, divest, take away from.
Bereavement, n.   Deprivation, loss (especially of friends by death).
Berth, n.   (Naut.) 1. Ship's station.
2. Bed, place to sleep in.
3. Situation, office, post, employment, place.
Beseech, v. a.   1. Entreat, beg, implore, supplicate, petition, conjure, ADJURE, pray to.
2. Solicit, ask, petition for, pray for, beg for.
Beseem, v. a.   Become, bent, be proper for, be appropriate for, be meet for.
Be seized of, Possess, have possession of, be possessed of.
Be selfish, Indulge one's self, coddle one's self, consult one's own wishes, interest, or pleasure; take care of, or look after, number one; have an eye to the main chance.
Beset, v. a.   1. Surround, encompass, environ, encircle, enclose, besiege, hem in.
2. Embarrass, perplex, entangle.
Beshrew, v. a.   Execrate, wish evil to, implore a curse upon.
Beside, prep.   1. Near, close to, at the side of, by the side of.
2. Except, save, over and above, in addition to, distinct from.
3. Aside from, out of the way of, out of the course of, not according to.
4. Out of, not in possession of.
Besides, prep.   1. Near, close to, at the side of, by the side of.
2. Except, save, over and above, in addition to, distinct from.
3. Aside from, out of the way of, out of the course of, not according to.
4. Out of, not in possession of.
Beside, ad.   1. Moreover, yet, too, also, furthermore, more than that, over and above, in addition.
2. Else.
Besides, ad.   1. Moreover, yet, too, also, furthermore, more than that, over and above, in addition.
2. Else.
Besiege, v. a.   Surround (with a military force), beset, beleaguer, invest, lay siege to.
Besmear, v. a.   Bedaub, daub, smear, soil, bespatter, daub over.
Besot, v. a.   Infatuate, stultify, stupefy, befool, make sottish, make foolish.
Bespatter, v. a.   Spatter (with something filthy), bedaub, BESMEAR.
Bespeak, v. a.   1. Order, speak for beforehand.
2. [Rare.] Forebode, foretell, predict.
3. Indicate, imply, proclaim, declare, betoken, show.
Best, a.   1. Most good, most excellent, superlatively good, good in the highest degree.
2. Most wise, most judicious, most expedient.
Best, ad.   1. Most of all, in the highest degree, beyond all others.
2. With most propriety, most profitably or advantageously, to the greatest advantage.
3. Most intimately, most thoroughly, most completely.
4. With the highest qualification, by the clearest title.
Best, n.   1. Highest perfection.
2. Utmost, greatest effort, highest endeavor, the most that can be done.
Bestial, a.   Beastly, brutal, brutish, irrational, sensual.
Bestir one's self, Labor, work, toil, strive, fall to work, exert one's self, rouse one's self, trouble one's self, busy one's self, take pains, be busy, be active, be quick, BEAR A HAND.
Bestow, v. a.   1. Put, place, stow, deposit, lay up in store.
2. Give, accord, grant, impart, CONFER.
3. Use, apply, make use of.
Bestower, n.   Giver, disposer, donor, DONATOR.
Bestride, v. a.   1. Straddle, stride over.
2. Ride upon astraddle.
Bet, n.   Wager, stake.
Bet, v. n.   Wager, lay a wager, make a bet.
Bet, v. a.   Stake, pledge, wager, lay, wage.
Betake one's self, Resort, repair, apply, have recourse.
Bethink one's self, Consider, reflect, take thought.
Betide, v. a.   Befall, overtake, happen to, come to.
Betime, ad.   Seasonably, early, before it is too late.
Betimes, ad.   Seasonably, early, before it is too late.
Betoken, v. a.   1. Signify, denote, indicate, represent, typify, imply, prove, show, argue.
2. Prefigure, foreshow, foreshadow, portend, augur, presignify.
Betray, v. a.   1. Deliver up (by breach of trust), give up treacherously.
2. Violate the confidence of, disclose the secrets of, deceive by treachery.
3. Discover, divulge, reveal, tell, blab, show, make known.
4. Mislead, lure, insnare, entrap, inveigle.
Betroth, v. a.   Affiance, pledge in marriage, engage to marry.
Betrothment, n.   Engagement.
Better, a.   1. More good, more excellent, good in a higher degree.
2. More useful, more valuable.
3. Preferable, more desirable, more acceptable.
4. More fit, more appropriate, more suitable.
5. Improved in health, less ill.
6. More familiar, more intimate.
Better, n.   1. Superiority, advantage.
2. Improvement, greater good.
3. Superior.
Better, ad.   1. In a superior manner, in a more excellent way, more fully, more completely.
2. With greater advantage, more usefully or profitably.
3. More, in a higher degree.
Better, v. a.   Improve, amend, emend, meliorate, ameliorate, reform, make or render better.
Better-half, n.   [Colloquial.] Wife.
Bettering, n.   Improvement, amendment, melioration, amelioration.
Between, prep.   Betwixt.
Betwixt, prep.   [Nearly obsolete.] Between.
Be upon the tapis. Be under consideration, be on the carpet.
Bevel, n.   Chamfer.
Bevel, v. a.   Chamfer.
Beverage, n.   Drink, potion.
Bevy, n.   1. Flock, covey.
2. Company (especially of women), party.
Bewail, v. a.   Bemoan, lament, deplore, mourn for, mourn over, express sorrow for.
Bewail, v. n.   Mourn, lament, sorrow, grieve.
Beware v. n.   Mind, take care, be cautious.
Bewilder, v. a.   Perplex, confound, confuse, embarrass, puzzle, stagger, pose, nonplus, mystify, entangle.
Bewilderment, n.   Perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, entanglement.
Bewitch, v. a.   Charm, fascinate, enchant, captivate, transport, enravish, enrapture, entrance.
Be with child, Be pregnant, be big, be ENCEINTE, be in the family way.
Beyond, prep.   1. On the further side of.
2. Before, at a distance before.
3. Remote from, out of the reach of, out of the grasp of.
4. Farther than.
5. Above, superior to.
Beyond, ad.   Yonder, at a distance.
Bias, n.   Inclination, bent, leaning, tendency, predilection, prepossession, proclivity, proneness, propensity, partiality, prejudice, disposition, predisposition, turn, PENCHANT.
Bias, v. a.   Influence, incline, prejudice, dispose, predispose.
Bible, n.   [Used with The prefixed.] The Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, the sacred volume.
Biblical, a.   Scriptural.
Bibliomania, n.   Book-madness.
Bibulous, a.   Spongy, porous.
Bichloride of mercury, Corrosive sublimate.
Bicker, v. n.   1. Wrangle, dispute, quarrel, spar, spat, jangle, squabble, TIFF, have words, have an altercation.
2. Quiver, be tremulous.
Bickering, n.   Dispute, quarrel, wrangle, wrangling, jangle, jarring, jangling, sparring, altercation, dissension, contention, strife, war of words.
Bid, n.   Offer (of a price), bidding, proposal.
Bid, v. a.   1. Command, order, require, charge, enjoin, direct.
2. Offer, propose, proffer, tender.
3. Pronounce, declare, utter.
Bidding, n.   1. Command, order, direction, injunction, precept, behest, requisition, mandate, appointment.
2. Offer (of a price), bid, proposal.
Bide, v. a.   1. Endure, suffer, tolerate, bear, put up with, submit to.
2. Abide, await, wait for.
Bid fair, Seem likely, offer a good prospect, present a fair prospect, make a fair promise.
Big, a.   1. Great, large, huge, bulky, massive, massy.
2. Haughty, arrogant, proud, pompous, important, swelling, blustering, assuming, self-conceited, self-sufficient.
3. Pregnant, ENCEINTE, with child, in the family way.
Big-bellied, a.   Large-bellied, great-bellied, pot-bellied, tun-bellied, abdominous.
Bight, n.   1. [Naut.] Bend, coil.
2. Bay, inlet, cove.
Bigot, n.   Zealot, fanatic, enthusiast, dogmatist.
Bigoted, a.   Prejudiced, crotchety, mulish, intolerant, narrow-minded, wrong-headed, self-opinionated, over-zealous, creed-bound, wedded to an opinion.
Bigotry, n.   Prejudice, intolerance, blind zeal.
Big-sounding, a.   High-sounding.
Big-wig, n.   [Colloquial.] Person of consequence.
Big-wigged, a.   Consequential, pompous, self-important.
Bijou, n.   [Fr.] Jewel, trinket, elegant ornament.
Bijoutry, n.   Jewelry, jewels, trinkets.
Bi-labiate, a.   (Bot.) Two-lipped.
Bilbo, n.   Rapier, short sword.
Bilboes, n. pl.   Shackles, fetters, gyves, chains.
Bile, n.   Gall.
Bileduct, n.   Biliary duct, hepatic duct.
Biliary calculus, Gall-stone.
Biliary duct, Bileduct, hepatic duct.
Bilk, v. a.   Deceive (by not fulfilling an engagement), disappoint, elude.
Bill, n.   1. Beak, mandible, neb.
2. Account, charges, reckoning, score.
3. Statement of particulars.
4. Draft of a law, projected law.
Bill of exchange, Draft.
Billet, n.   Note, short letter.
Billet, v. a.   Assign (to a lodging place, as soldiers, by a billet), apportion, allot, distribute, quarter, place in lodgings.
Billet-doux, n.   [Fr.] Love-letter.
Billing and Cooing, Blandishment.
Billingsgate, n.   Ribaldry, BLACKGUARDISM, foul or profane language.
Billow, n.   Wave, surge, breaker.
Bin, n.   Bunker, crib.
Binary, a.   Dual, double, consisting of two.
Bind, v. a.   1. Confine, restrain, restrict, put bonds upon.
2. Enwrap, put a bandage upon.
3. Tie, fasten, secure by a bond.
4. Engage, oblige, OBLIGATE, make responsible, lay under obligation.
5. Confirm, ratify, sanction.
6. Put a border round.
Binding, n.   1. Bandage, band, fillet.
2. Cover, covering.
Binding, a.   1. Astringent, contracting, styptic.
2. Obligatory, valid.
Binoxide, n.   Deutoxide.
Biography, n.   1. Life, memoir, history of a person's life.
2. Biographical writings.
Bird, n.   Fowl, fowl of the air.
Birth, n.   1. Nativity, coming into life.
2. Lineage, extraction, descent, race, family, line, ancestry.
Birthday, n.   1. Natal day.
2. Anniversary of one's birth.
Bisect, v. a.   Cut or divide into two equal parts, cut in halves, halve.
Bisection, n.   Halving, cutting, or dividing into two equal parts.
Bishop, n.   1. Prelate.
2. Bustle, tournure.
Bishopric, n.   Diocese, see, jurisdiction or charge of a bishop.
Bison, n.   [U. S.] Buffalo.
Bissextile, n.   Leap-year.
Bit, n.   1. Mouth-piece of a bridle.
2. Mouthful, morsel, crumb, fragment, scrap.
3. Whit, tittle, jot, iota, particle, atom, grain, mite, ace, scintilla.
Bitch, n.   Slut, female dog.
Bite, v. a.   1. Gnaw, chew, champ.
2. Blast, nip (as frost).
3. Defraud, deceive, cheat, dupe, trick, gull, overreach, jockey, cozen, chouse, outwit, bamboozle, diddle, impose upon, beguile, mislead, inveigle, gammon.
Biting, a.   1. Pungent, piquant, hot, sharp, peppery, stinging, high-flavored, high-seasoned.
2. Severe, sarcastic, cutting, caustic.
3. Cold, freezing, nipping, piercing.
Bitter, a.   1. That tastes like wormwood.
2. Fierce, savage, cruel, merciless, relentless, virulent, fell, ruthless.
3. Severe, harsh, stern.
4. Distressing, painful, grievous, sorrowful, afflictive, poignant, calamitous.
Bitter-apple, n.   Colocynth, coloquintida, bitter-cucumber.
Bitter-cucumber, n.   Bitter-apple.
Bitterness, n.   1. Bitter taste.
2. Spleen, gall, rankling, rancor, heart-burning, animosity, hatred, malice, malignity, spite, enmity, ill-will.
3. Asperity, acerbity, severity, harshness, acrimony, ill-temper, bad blood.
4. Distress, pain, grief, sorrow, affliction, heaviness, regret, despondency.
Bitter-sweet, n.   Woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara).
Bivalve, a.   Two-valved, bivalvular.
Bivalved, a.   Two-valved, bivalvular.
Bivalvular, a.   Two-valved, BIVALVE.
Bivouac, n.   and v. n.   Halt for the night (without encamping).
Bizarre, a.   [Fr.] Odd, fantastic, strange, singular, whimsical.
Blab, v. a.   Betray, disclose, reveal, divulge, let out, speak out.
Blab, v. n.   Tattle, prattle, prate, BLOW, tell tales, tell a secret, let the cat out of the bag, tell tales out of school.
Blab, n.   Prater, tattler, babbler, tell-tale.
Black, a.   1. Dark, ebon, inky, atramentous, swarthy, murky, dusky, pitchy, dingy, Cimmerian.
2. Wicked, atrocious, villanous, heinous, flagitious, diabolic, infernal, hellish, outrageous, monstrous, horrible.
Black, n.   1. Black color.
2. Mourning, black garment.
3. Negro, blackamoor, black man.
Blackamoor, n.   Negro, BLACK.
Black art, Magic, conjuration, sorcery, NECROMANCY, magical art.
Blackball, v. a.   Exclude by black balls, reject by a negative vote.
Blackcap, n.   Blackcap warbler, mock-nightingale (Corucca atricapilla).
Black-coat, n.   Clergyman, minister, divine, pastor, priest.
Black-cock, n.   Heath-cock, black-grouse, black-game (Tetrao tetrix).
Blacken, v. a.   1. Darken, make black.
2. Vilify, defame, slander, calumniate, asperse, traduce, malign, abuse, revile, rail at, sneer at, run down, speak ill of.
Blackfish, n.   Tautog (Labrus Americanus).
Blackfriar, n.   Dominican, predicant, jacobin, preaching friar.
Black-game, n.   Blackcock.
Black-grouse, n.   Blackcock.
Blackguard, n.   Scurrilous or abusive fellow, person of low character, vile fellow.
Blackguard, a.   Scurrilous, abusive, contumelious, insulting, ribald, vituperative, reproachful, opprobrious.
Blackguardism, n.   Ribaldry, billingsgate, scurrility, indecency, obscenity, foul or profane language.
Black hellebore, Christmas rose (Helleborus niger).
Black-jack, n.   [Term used by miners.] Blende, zinc-blende, sulphuret of zinc, false galena, mock lead.
Black-lead, n.   Plumbago, graphite.
Blackleg, n.   Gambler, sharper, swindler.
Black-mail, n.   1. Tribute (paid for immunity from robbery).
2. [U. S.] Hush-money, bribe to keep silence.
Black man, Negro, blackamoor, black.
Black Sea, Euxine.
Black tea, Bohea.
Blackthorn, n.   Sloe (Prunus spinosa).
Blade, n.   1. Leaf.
2. Flat part (as of a knife or an oar).
3. Buck, gallant, spark; gay, dashing fellow.
Blain, n.   Pustule, blister, blotch, sore.
Blamable, a.   Culpable, censurable, reprehensible, faulty, blameworthy.
Blame, v. a.   Censure, reprove, reprehend, reflect upon, lay or cast blame upon, find fault with, cry out against.
Blame, n.   Censure, reprehension, animadversion, reproof, condemnation, imputation of fault.
Blameless, a.   Irreproachable, unimpeachable, irreprehensible, inculpable, faultless, guiltless, unblemished, unspotted, unsullied, undefiled, spotless, stainless, innocent.
Blameworthy, a.   Culpable, censurable, reprehensible, faulty, blamable.
Blanc-fix, n.   Permanent white, sulphate of baryta (artificially made).
Blanch, v. a.   Bleach, whiten, etiolate, make or render white.
Bland, a.   Soft, mild, gentle, not harsh.
Blandishment, n.   Caressing, caresses, endearment, soft words, expression of affection, billing and cooing.
Blank, a.   1. Void, empty.
2. White, of a white color.
3. Astonished, confounded, confused, dumfounded, disconcerted, nonplussed, struck dumb.
Blank verse, Unrhymed verse (especially the heroic verse of five feet).
Blare, n.   Noise, sound, roar, peal, blast, clang, clamor, uproar.
Blarney, n.   1. Flattery, adulation.
2. Unmeaning talk, smooth phrases.
Blase, a.   [Fr.] Surfeited, cloyed, satiated, palled, incapable of enjoyment (in consequence of excesses).
Blaspheme, v. a.   1. Speak irreverently or impiously of.
2. [Rare.] Revile, calumniate, defame, traduce, malign, speak evil of.
Blaspheme, v. n.   Utter blasphemy, speak irreverently of God or of sacred things.
Blasphemous, a.   Impious, irreverent, profane.
Blasphemy, n.   Impiety, irreverence, profanity.
Blast, n.   1. Gust, squall, sudden breeze.
2. Peal, blare, clang.
3. Explosion, outbreak, burst, discharge.
4. Blight, pestilential influence.
Blast, v. a.   1. Blight, kill, destroy, ruin, annihilate, wither, shrivel.
2. Rend by explosion.
Blatant, a.   1. Bellowing, braying.
2. Clamorous, obstreperous, vociferous, noisy.
Blatherskite, n.   [Colloquial, U. S.] 1. Blusterer, swaggerer, bully, boaster, vaunter, braggart, braggadocio, roisterer, huff, drawcansir, noisy fellow.
2. Bluster, boasting.
Blattering, a.   Blustering, swaggering, noisy.
Blattering, n.   Bluster.
Blaze, n.   Flame.
Blaze, v. n.   Flame, burn with a flame.
Blaze, v. a.   Publish, proclaim, blazon, make known, noise abroad, spread abroad, blaze abroad.
Blaze abroad, Blaze.
Blazing star, Comet.
Blazon, v. a.   1. Emblazon, emblaze, adorn with ensigns armorial.
2. Display, exhibit, set forth, make a show of, show off.
3. Proclaim, publish, blaze, make known, noise, spread or blaze abroad.
Blazon, n.   1. Blazonry.
2. Publication, proclamation.
3. Exhibition, show, pompous display.
Blazonry, n.   Emblazonry, heraldry.
Bleach, v. a.   Whiten, blanch, etiolate, make or render white.
Bleach, v. n.   Whiten, etiolate, grow or become white.
Bleaching powder, Chloride of lime.
Bleak, a.   1. Cold, chill, chilly, raw, biting, piercing.
2. Unsheltered, exposed to cold, exposed to wind.
Blearedness, n.   Lippitude, dim-sightedness.
Blear-eyed, a.   Dim-sighted.
Bleb, n.   1. Blister, vesicle, little tumor.
2. Air-bubble.
Bleed, v. n.   1. Lose blood.
2. Lose sap or juice.
3. Be slaughtered.
Bleeding, n.   Phlebotomy, venesection, blood-letting.
Blemish, v. a.   1. Stain, sully, blur, spot, tarnish, mar, injure, taint.
2. Defame, vilify, traduce, ASPERSE, calumniate, slander, malign, revile, run down, speak ill of.
Blemish, n.   1. Stain, spot, defect, speck, blur, soil, tarnish, flaw, fault.
2. Disgrace, dishonor, reproach, taint.
Blench, v. n.   Shrink, flinch, start back, give way, lack courage or resolution.
Blend, v. a.   Mingle, mix, intermingle, commingle, amalgamate.
Blende, n.   (Min.) Black-jack, sulphuret of zinc, mock lead, false galena.
Bless, v. a.   1. Ask or implore a blessing upon.
2. Delight, gladden, make happy.
3. Wish happiness to.
4. Glorify, exalt, celebrate, magnify, praise.
Blessed, a.   1. Happy.
2. Holy, hallowed, sacred.
Blessedness, n.   Bliss, blissfulness, happiness, felicity, beatitude, joy.
Blessing, n.   1. Benediction, benison, invocation of happiness.
2. Good, benefit, advantage, profit, gain, boon, service.
Blight, n.   Pestilence (among plants), mildew, blast.
Blight, v. a.   Blast, wither, shrivel, kill, destroy, taint with mildew, cause to decay.
Blind, a.   1. Sightless, eyeless, unseeing, stone-blind, stark-blind, unable to see.
2. Ignorant, undiscerning, unaware, unmindful, inattentive, heedless, incapable of judging.
Blind, v. a.   1. Make blind, deprive of sight.
2. Hoodwink, blindfold.
Blind, n.   Screen, cover.
Blind alley, Cul-de-sac.
Blind-coal, n.   Anthracite, glance-coal, hard-coal, stone-coal.
Blindfold, v. a.   Blind, hoodwink, cover the eyes of, hinder from seeing (by a bandage over the eyes).
Blindfold, a.   Blinded (by a bandage over the eyes), blindfolded.
Blindside, n.   Weakness, foible, failing, defect, weak side, weak part.
Blink, v. n.   Wink, NICTATE, see obscurely.
Blink, v. a.   Overlook (purposely), disregard, avoid, evade, pass over, gloss over, shut out of sight, make no account of, not take into account, not mind, not trouble one's self with, pretend not to see.
Bliss, n.   Happiness, felicity, blessedness, blissfulness, beatitude, beatification, transport, rapture, ecstasy, heavenly joy.
Blissful, a.   Transported, enraptured, in raptures, in ecstasies, very happy, full of joy, highly blessed.
Blister, n.   1. Vesicle, pustule, blain.
2. Vesicatory, blistering plaster.
Blister, v. a.   Raise blisters on.
Blister, v. n.   Rise in blisters.
Blithe, a.   Cheerful, gay, sprightly, lively, animated, elated, vivacious, joyous, joyful, merry, mirthful, jocund, sportive, airy, buoyant, debonair, blithesome, of good cheer, in high spirits, in good spirits, full of life, full of spirit.
Blithesome, a.   Cheerful, gay, BLITHE.
Bloat, v. a.   Swell, inflate, distend, puff up, blow up, make turgid.
Bloat, v. n.   Swell, be swollen, be inflated or distended, be puffed or blown up, become turgid.
Bloating, n.   Swelling, dilatation, DILATION, expanding, expansion.
Blobber-lip, n.   Thick lip.
Blobber-lipped, a.   Thick-lipped.
Block, v. a.   Obstruct, close, BLOCKADE, shut up, stop up, block up.
Block, n.   1. Thick and heavy piece (as of wood or stone).
2. Wooden mould (on which hats are made).
3. Simpleton, fool, blockhead, DUNCE.
4. [U. S.] Mass of houses (in a square or a continuous row).
5. (Naut.) Pulley.
Blockade, v. a.   Close (as ports, so as to prevent egress or ingress), block, shut up, stop up.
Blockade, n.   Closure (as of a port), shutting up, blocking up.
Blockhead, n.   Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Blockish, a.   Stupid, stolid, heavy, doltish, unintelligent, dull, stockish.
Block up, Obstruct, BLOCK.
Blonde, a.   Fair, light, flaxen.
Blood, n.   1. Vital fluid, vital current, life blood.
2. Kindred, relation, family, consanguinity.
3. Royal lineage, royal line.
4. High birth, noble extraction.
5. Hotspur, madcap, fiery fellow.
Bloodroot, n.   Bloodwort.
Bloodshed, n.   Slaughter, carnage, butchery, massacre, murder.
Bloodstone, n.   1. Hematite.
2. Heliotrope.
Blood-sucker, n.   Leech.
Blood-thirsty, a.   Cruel, savage, ferocious, inhuman, barbarous, barbarian, fell, truculent, ruthless, bloody, murderous, bloody-minded.
Bloodwort, n.   Bloodroot, red root, red puccoon (Sanguinarea Canadensis).
Bloody, a.   1. Sanguinary, ensanguined, gory.
2. Murderous, cruel, BLOOD-THIRSTY.
Bloody-flux, n.   Dysentery.
Bloody-minded, a.   Blood-thirsty.
Bloom, n.   1. Efflorescence, flower, blossom, blow.
2. Flush, freshness, vigor.
Bloom, v. n.   Flower, blossom, put forth blossoms.
Bloomy, a.   Flowery.
Blossom, n.   Flower, bloom, blow.
Blossom, v. n.   Flower, bloom, blow.
Blot, v. a.   1. Efface, obliterate, erase, cancel, expunge, rub out, blot out, scratch out, strike out.
2. Spot, stain, blur, disfigure.
3. Tarnish, sully, disgrace.
Blot, n.   1. Obliteration, erasure, blotting.
2. Blur, spot, stain, blemish.
3. Disgrace, cause of reproach.
Blotch, n.   Pustule, eruption, pimple, blain.
Blow, n.   1. Stroke, knock, rap, pat, thump, dab, beat.
2. Calamity, disaster, misfortune, affliction.
3. Bloom, blossom, flower.
4. [Low.] Spree, carousal, drinking frolic, BLOW-OUT.
Blow, v. n.   1. Move or flow in currents (as the wind).
2. Pant, puff, lose breath, breathe hard.
3. Flower, bloom, blossom.
4. [Low.] Blab, tell a secret, tell tales, let the cat out of the bag.
Blow, v. a.   1. Drive by the wind.
2. Force wind upon, direct a current of air upon.
Blow down, Prostrate (by the wind).
Blow off, 1. Drive from shore (by the wind, as a ship).
2. Detach or scatter (by the wind, as fruit from trees).
3. Let off (as steam), suffer to escape.
Blow out, Extinguish.
Blow-out, n.   [Colloquial.] Carousal, BLOW.
Blow up, [Active.] 1. Inflate, fill with air.
2. Burst, scatter by explosion, cause to explode.
3. Kindle.
4. (Low.) Scold, rate, berate, chide, reprimand, censure, reprove, blame, scold at.
Blow up, [Neuter.] Explode, burst, be scattered by explosion.
Blow upon, Discredit, blast, taint, bring into disfavor, make distasteful.
Blow-valve, n.   Snifting-valve.
Blowzed, a.   Ruddy, BLOWZY.
Blowzy, a. Ruddy, blowzed, tanned, ruddy-faced, high-colored, sun-burnt.
Blubber, n.   Whale fat.
Blubber, v. n.   Cry (so as to swell the cheeks), whine, whimper, weep.
Bludgeon, n.   Club, cudgel.
Blue, a.   1. Azure, cerulean, sky-colored.
2. [Colloquial.] Melancholy, dejected, dispirited, depressed, sad, glum, gloomy, mopish, downcast, desponding, downhearted, hypochondriac, hypped, chopfallen, low-spirited, cast down, in the dumps, with a long face, down in the mouth.
Blue, n.   Azure, sky-color.
Blue-devils, n. pl.   Blues.
Blue-fish, n.   Tailor, skip-jack, snapping mackerel (Temnodon saltator).
Blues, n. pl.   [With The prefixed.] Melancholy, dejection, depression, despondency, hypochondria, dumps, vapors, megrims, low spirits, blue-devils, the dismals.
Blue-stocking, n.   Literary woman.
Blue-vitriol, n.   Sulphate of copper.
Bluff, a.   Blustering, swaggering, bullying, vaporing, pompous, coarse, rude, BLUNT, gruff, churlish, bearish.
Bluff, n.   Precipitous bank (especially on the margin of a river or the sea).
Bluff, v. a.   [Low.] Repulse (by a bluff manner), repel, snub, bluff off, send away with a flea in one's ear.
Blunder, v. n.   Mistake (grossly), err (from want of care), make a bull.
Blunder, n.   Mistake (of the grossest kind), error (from thoughtlessness), gross mistake, bull.
Blunderbuss, n.   1. Short gun (with a large bore).
2. Blunderer, blunderhead, stupid fellow.
Blunderer, n.   Blunderhead, blunderbuss, stupid fellow.
Blunderhead, n.   Blunderer.
Blunt, a.   1. Dull, obtuse, pointless, edgeless.
2. Abrupt, bluff, gruff, rough, rude, ungentle, uncivil, ungracious, bearish, discourteous, uncourteous, impolite, BRUSQUE, not gentle.
Blunt, v. a.   1. Dull, make dull.
2. Benumb, paralyze, deaden, stupefy, obtund, hebetate; make insensible, callous, or obtuse.
3. Moderate, allay, assuage, mitigate, quiet, alleviate, soften.
Blunt-witted, a.   Dull, stupid, stolid, doltish, blockish, obtuse, unintelligent, unintellectual, shallow.
Blur, n.   Blot, stain, spot, blemish, soil, tarnish, defect.
Blur, v. a.   1. Obscure, darken.
2. Tarnish, stain, blot, sully, spot, blemish.
Blush, v. n.   Redden (in the cheeks), color.
Blush, n.   Reddening (of the cheeks), suffusion of the face.
Bluster, v. n.   1. Roar (as the wind), make a loud noise.
2. Vapor, swagger, bully, BOAST, vaunt, swell, domineer, gasconade, play the bully.
3. Make a great ado, make much ado about nothing.
Bluster, n.   1. Boisterousness, noise, tumult, turbulence.
2. Boasting, swaggering, bullying, blattering, BLATHERSKITE.
3. Great ado, much ado about nothing.
Blusterer, n.   Swaggerer, bully, boaster, braggart, vaunter, BOUNCER, roisterer, huff, braggadocio, drawcansir, fire-eater, BLATHERSKITE, noisy fellow.
Blustering, a.   1. Windy, stormy, tempestuous, squally, gusty.
2. Swaggering, boasting, bragging, blattering, pompous, assuming, important, arrogant, swelling, big, bluff, self-sufficient, self-conceited.
Board, n.   1. Plank (thin).
2. Table (for food), stand.
3. Food, diet, provision, fare, victuals, entertainment, meals.
4. Conclave, council, committee.
Board, v. a.   1. Cover with boards.
2. Enter or go on board of (a vessel) by force.
3. Furnish with meals.
Boards, n. pl.   [With The prefixed.] The stage (of a theatre).
Boast, v. n.   Brag, vaunt, gasconade, BLUSTER, crow, crack, flourish, exalt one's self, magnify one's self, give one's self airs, TALK BIG, ride a high horse.
Boast, v. a.   1. Magnify (unduly), make much of, boast of, brag of.
2. (Sculp.) Shape roughly (as a block of marble).
Boast, n.   1. Vaunt, brag, gasconade, rodomontade, vaporing, bravado, boasting, blustering, swaggering, flourish of trumpets, much cry and little wool.
2. Cause of pride or laudable exultation.
Boaster, n.   Braggart, braggadocio, BLUSTERER.
Boastful, a.   Boasting, vaunting, bragging, vaporing, blustering, exulting, triumphant, cock-a-hoop.
Boasting, n.   Vaunt, brag, BOAST.
Boast one's self, Exult over-confidently.
Boat-shaped, a.   (Bot.) Cymbiform, navicular, SCAPHOID.
Bob, v. a.   1. Move with a jerk.
2. Strike (suddenly and lightly), rap, knock.
3. Clip, cut short.
4. [Rare.] Steal, purloin, rob, pilfer, filch, cabbage, get by fraud.
Bob, v. n.   1. Play back and forward, have a jerking motion.
2. Angle (with a jerking motion), fish.
Bob, n.   1. Jerking motion.
2. Pendent, hanging appendage.
Bobolink, n.   Rice-bird, rice-bunting, reed-bird, butter-bird, skunk-bird, skunk-blackbird (Dolichonyx orizyvorus).
Bode, v. a.   Betoken, portend, foreshow, foreshadow, presage, augur, foretell, predict, forebode, prophesy, be ominous of.
Bode, v. n.   Forebode, presage.
Bodice, n.   1. Corset, stays.
2. Waist (of a dress).
Bodiless, a.   Incorporeal, without a body.
Bodily, a.   1. Of the body.
2. Corporeal.
Bodily, ad.   1. Corporeally.
2. Entirely (as respects the body or mass), completely, wholly.
Body, n.   1. Material substance, material part (as distinguished from the spirit or life).
2. Carcass, corpse, dead body.
3. Visible form or frame.
4. Trunk (as distinguished from the limbs), stem, BOLE.
5. Bulk, main part (as distinguished from subordinate parts).
6. Person, being, individual, mortal, creature.
7. Company, band, party, COTERIE, society, association, corporation.
8. System, summary, general collection.
9. Consistency, thickness, substance.
Body coat, n.   Dress coat.
Bog, n.   Morass, quagmire, slough, fen, marsh, swamp.
Bog-berry, n.   Cranberry.
Boggle, v. n.   Hesitate, vacillate, waver, falter, demur, shrink, hang back, shrink back, hang fire, be in suspense.
Bogtrotter, n.   [In derision.] Irishman.
Bogus, a.   [Cant term, U. S.] Spurious, counterfeit, false.
Bohea, n.   Black tea.
Boil, v. n.   1. Be agitated by heat.
2. Bubble, rise in bubbles.
3. Be ardent, be hot.
Boil, v. a.   Seethe.
Boil, n.   Furuncle, pustule, gathering, inflamed tumor.
Boiling, n.   Ebullition.
Boisterous, a.   1. Roaring, loud, stormy.
2. Noisy, furious, tumultuous, turbulent, vehement, violent, impetuous.
Bold, a.   1. Fearless, dauntless, daring, valiant, chivalrous, valorous, doughty, undaunted, intrepid, courageous, brave, heroic, audacious, adventurous, manful, manly, stout-hearted, bold-spirited.
2. Confident, assured, free from bashfulness.
3. Impudent, insolent, rude, impertinent, saucy, forward, pushing, assuming, brazen-faced, bold-faced.
4. Conspicuous, striking, prominent, standing out to the view.
5. Steep, abrupt.
Bold-faced, a.   Impudent, BOLD.
Boldness, n.   1. Fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, courage, BRAVERY, valor, audacity, daring, pluck, heroism, hardihood, SPUNK.
2. Confidence, assurance, confident mien, freedom from bashfulness.
3. Impudence, insolence, sauciness, rudeness, impertinence, effrontery, presumption, brass, face, front, CHEEK.
4. Prominence, striking character or quality.
5. Steepness, abruptness.
Bold-spirited, a.   Courageous, BOLD.
Bole, n.   1. Body (of a tree), stem, trunk.
2. Bolus, large pill.
Boll, n.   Pod, capsule, pericarp.
Bolt, n.   1. Arrow, dart, shaft.
2. Thunderbolt, stroke of lightning.
3. Pin (of large size).
4. Sieve.
Bolt, v. a.   1. Fasten with a bolt.
2. Swallow (without chewing).
3. Sift, pass through a sieve.
Bolt, v. n.   1. Bounce, start suddenly, spring out abruptly.
2. [U. S.] Rat, abscond, withdraw (especially from a political party), desert suddenly.
Bolt-upright, a.   Perpendicular, quite upright.
Bolus, n.   Bole, large pill.
Bombard, v. a.   Attack with bombs.
Bombardment, n.   Attack with bombs.
Bombast, n.   Fustian, rodomontade, rant, inflated style, swelling or pompous phraseology.
Bombastic, a.   Inflated, turgid, tumid, swelling, stilled, grandiloquent, pompous, sophomorical, high-flown, high-sounding, HIGHFALUTIN.
Bona fide, [L.] Really, truly, actually, sincerely, in good faith, without fraud.
Bond, n.   1. Band, ligature, cord, chain, FETTER.
2. Obligation, compact.
Bondage, n.   Servitude, slavery, thraldom, captivity, imprisonment, confinement, bond-service, bonds, restraint of personal liberty.
Bonds, n. pl.   Imprisonment, captivity, chains, FETTERS, BONDAGE.
Bonbon, n.   [Fr.] Sweetmeat, sugar-plum.
Bone-ash, n.   Bone-earth, burnt bones, earthy matter of bones.
Bone-black, n.   Ivory-black, animal charcoal.
Bone-earth, n.   Bone-ash.
Bone of contention, Subject of contention, subject of dispute.
Boneset, n.   Thoroughwort, feverwort, ague-weed, Indian sage (Eupatorium perfoliatum).
Bonhomie, n.   [Fr.] Good-nature, easy humor, good-natured simplicity.
Bonito, n.   Albicore, horse-mackerel (Thynnus pelamys).
Bonmot, n.   [Fr.] Jest, joke, witticism, witty repartee.
Bonne-bouche, n.   [Fr.] Titbit, delicacy, nice bit, delicate morsel, choice morsel, delicious mouthful.
Bonny, a.   1. Handsome, beautiful, pretty.
2. Cheerful, blithe, sprightly, buoyant, airy, gay, merry, joyous, jolly, jocund, winsome, buxom, playful, sportive, jocose, in good spirits, in high spirits.
3. Plump, round, chubby, in good health.
Bon-ton, n.   [Fr.] High mode, fashionable style, style of high life.
Bonus, n.   [L.] Premium, reward.
Bon-vivant, n.   [Fr.] Luxurious liver, boon companion, jovial companion, jolly fellow.
Booby, n.   1. Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
2. (Ornith.) Gannet, noddy, solan goose (Sula bassana).
Book, n.   Work, volume.
Booked up, Posted, well-informed.
Bookish, a.   Given to reading, fond of books, fond of study, very studious.
Book-keeper, n.   Accountant.
Book-learned, a.   Versed in books.
Book-madness, n.   Bibliomania.
Book-maker, n.   Compiler.
Book-making, n.   Compilation.
Bookstore, n.   [U. S.] Bookseller's shop.
Bookworm, n.   Great reader or student (without discrimination and without definite purpose).
Booley, n.   [Irish.] Nomad, wanderer.
Boom, v. n.   1. Roar, resound.
2. Rush, bound, dash forward.
Boon, n.   Gift, present, benefaction, grant, offering.
Boon, a.   1. Kind, bountiful, generous.
2. Gay, merry, jovial, jolly, convivial.
Boor, n.   Rustic, clown, hind, lout, lubber, swain, peasant, bumpkin, clodpole, countryman, ploughman.
Boorish, a.   Rustic, rude, clownish, loutish, bearish, awkward, clumsy, ungainly, coarse, rough, unrefined, uncourtly, ungraceful, gawky, lubberly.
Boosy, a.   Boozy.
Boot, v. a.   [Generally used impersonally.] Profit, benefit, advantage.
Bootee, n.   Bootikin, half boot, short boot.
Bootikin, n.   Bootee, half boot.
Bootless, a.   Useless, unavailing, fruitless, futile, unprofitable, profitless, valueless, worthless, ineffectual, abortive, vain, idle, without avail.
Booty, n.   Plunder (to be used for any purpose), spoil, pillage, PREY.
Boozy, a.   [Written also Boosy.] Tipsy, inebriated, fuddled, disguised, maudlin, mellow, SLEWED, GROGGY, half drunk, half seas over.
Borax, n.   Tincal, bi-borate of soda.
Border, n.   1. Edge, rim, brim, verge, brink, margin, skirt.
2. Limit, boundary, confine, frontier.
Border, v. a.   Put a border upon, adorn with a border, make a border for.
Border on, Adjoin, be in contact with, be coterminous with, touch at the side or end of, be contiguous to, border upon.
Border upon, Border on.
Bore, v. a.   1. Perforate, pierce, drill.
2. Weary (by tedious repetition), fatigue, plague, trouble, vex, worry, annoy.
Bore, n.   1. Hole, calibre.
2. Proser, button-holder.
3. Eagre, great tidal flood.
Boreal, a.   Northern, northerly, arctic.
Boreas, n.   The north wind.
Born again, Regenerated, regenerate, converted, renewed in spirit.
Born days, [Low.] Life, lifetime.
Borough, n.   Town (In England, a town represented in Parliament).
Borrow, v. a.   1. Ask the loan of, take or receive as a loan.
2. Take, appropriate, adopt, make use of.
Bosom, n.   Breast.
Bosom-friend, n.   Confidant, intimate friend, dear friend.
Boss, n.   1. Protuberance, knob, stud, protuberant part.
2. [Colloquial, U. S.] Superintendent, overseer, master-workman.
Boss, v. a.   1. Stud, cover with bosses.
2. [Colloquial, U. S.] Direct, oversee, superintend.
Bossy, n.   [Childish term.] Calf.
Botch, n.   1. Pustule, blotch, blain, sore.
2. Failure, miscarriage, bad work, bad job, clumsy performance, bungling piece of work.
Botch, v. a.   1. Mend awkwardly, patch clumsily.
2. Put together unskilfully, construct in a bungling manner.
Both, a.   The two, the one and the other.
Both, conj.   [Preceding a word or phrase which is followed by and; Both—and.] As well as, not only, but also.
Bother, v. a.   Perplex, worry, harass, trouble, annoy, tease, vex, plague, molest, incommode, BORE, disturb, pester.
Bother, n.   [Colloquial.] Perplexity, vexation, annoyance, plague, trouble, bore.
Botheration, n.   [Low.] Bother.
Bottom, n.   1. Lowest part.
2. Foundation, basis, groundwork, base.
3. Dale, valley, alluvial land.
4. Ship, vessel, sailing craft.
5. Fundament, seat.
6. Stamina, native strength, power of endurance.
7. Grounds, lees, dregs, sediments.
Bottom, v. a.   Found, establish, build.
Bottom, v. n.   Rest (for support), be based.
Boudoir, n.   [Fr.] Cabinet, private room, retired apartment.
Bough, n.   Branch, limb, shoot.
Bouilli, n.   [Fr.] Stew, boiled meat, stewed meat.
Bouillon, n.   [Fr.] Broth, soup.
Bounce, n.   1. Knock, thump, sudden blow.
2. Bound, leap, jump, spring.
3. [Colloquial.] Boast, vaunt, brag.
4. [Colloquial.] Falsehood, lie, WHOPPER, bouncer.
Bounce, v. n.   1. Bolt, leap or spring suddenly.
2. Rebound, recoil.
3. Knock, thump, beat.
Bounce, v. a.   Thrust, drive against.
Bouncer, n.   [Colloquial.] 1. Boaster, BLUSTERER, bully.
2. Falsehood, lie, WHOPPER, bounce.
3. Giant, STRAPPER, large person.
Bouncing, a.   [Colloquial.] Stout, lusty, strong, portly, burly, huge, great, strapping.
Bound, n.   1. Limit, BOUNDARY, bourn, border, confine.
2. Leap, jump, spring, bounce.
Bound, v. a.   Limit, border, terminate, circumscribe.
Bound, v. n.   1. Jump, leap, spring.
2. Rebound, spring back.
Bound, a.   [Followed by to or for.] Destined, tending, going, on the way.
Boundary, n.   Limit, border, confine, bourn, bound, verge, term, termination.
Bounden, a.   Obligatory, binding, appointed.
Boundless, a.   Unbounded, unlimited, unconfined, undefined, immeasurable, illimitable, infinite.
Bounteous, a.   Liberal, BOUNTIFUL.
Bountiful, a.   Liberal, munificent, beneficent, generous, princely, bounteous.
Bounty, n.   1. Liberality, munificence, beneficence, generosity.
2. Present, gift, benefaction.
3. Premium (for encouragement), reward.
Bouquet, n.   [Fr.] Nosegay, bunch of flowers.
Bourgeoisie, n.   [Fr.] Middle classes (especially such as depend on trade).
Bourn, n.   Bound, limit, confine, border, BOUNDARY.
Bourse, n.   [Fr.] Exchange.
Bout, n.   1. Turn.
2. [Rare.] Conflict, contest, set to.
Bow, v. a.   1. Bend, inflect, crook, incurvate, curve, make crooked.
2. Incline, turn downward.
3. Depress, sink, cast down, bring down.
Bow, v. n.   1. Bend, buckle, be inflected, be bent.
2. Incline (in token of respect, reverence, or submission), make a bow.
Bow, n.   (Naut.) Fore part (of a ship), prow, beak, stem.
Bowels, n. pl.   1. Intestines, guts, viscera, inwards.
2. Inside, interior, interior parts.
3. Compassion, pity, tenderness.
Bower, n.   Arbor, shady recess, shady retreat.
Bow-hand, n.   1. (Archery.) The left hand.
2. (Music.) The right hand.
Bowman, n.   Archer, SAGITTARY.
Bow-window, n.   Bay-window.
Box, n.   1. Case.
2. Blow, stroke, cuff.
Box, v. a.   1. Enclose in a box.
2. Strike (with the hand or fist, as the ears), buffet, cuff.
Box-berry, n.   Wintergreen, tea-berry, partridge-berry, mountain-tea (Gaultheria procumbens).
Box-elder, n.   Ash-leaved maple (Negundium Americanum).
Box the compass, Name the points of compass in their order.
Boy, n.   Lad, stripling, male child.
Boy-servant, n.   Page, serving boy.
Brace, v. a.   1. Tighten, draw tight, make tense, strain up.
2. Strengthen, fortify, support, prop, give strength to.
Brace, n.   1. Couple, pair.
2. Prop, support, stay, shore, strut.
3. Bit-stock.
Braces, n. pl.   1. Suspenders, gallowses.
2. Straps (on which a carriage rests).
Boyish, a.   1. Of boyhood.
2. Childish, puerile.
Brachygraphy, n.   Stenography, shorthand.
Bracing, a.   Strengthening, invigorating.
Brackets, n. pl.   (Printing.) Crotchets.
Brackish, a.   Saltish, somewhat salt.
Brag, v. n.   Boast, vaunt, gasconade, bluster, vapor, flourish, exalt one's self, magnify one's self, TALK BIG.
Brag, n.   Boast, vaunt, gasconade, bluster, bravado, vaporing, BLATHERSKITE, great cry and little wool.
Braggadocio, n.   Boaster, blusterer, vaunter, braggart, BLATHERSKITE, gascon, vain-glorious fellow.
Braggart, n.   Boaster, BRAGGADOCIO.
Braggart, a.   BOASTFUL, boasting.
Brag of, Boast, vaunt, magnify, exalt, make much of.
Brahma, n.   (Hindoo Mythol.) The Creator, God.
Brahmin, n.   [Written also Bramin.] Hindoo Priest.
Braid, v. n.   Plait, plat, intertwine, interweave, interlace, weave together.
Brain-fever, n.   Phrenitis.
Brain-pan, n.   Skull, cranium.
Brains, n. pl.   Understanding, sense, mind, reason, intellect, capacity, intellectual faculties.
Brake, n.   1. Fern.
2. Thicket, brushwood, jungle.
Brake up, Put down the brakes (to stop a railway train).
Bramah press, Hydraulic press, hydrostatic press.
Branch, n.   1. Bough, limb, shoot.
2. Offshoot, ramification, arm, projecting part.
3. Section, subdivision, part, portion, article, member.
Branch, v. n.   Diverge, ramify, spread in branches, shoot off, branch off.
Branch off, Ramify, BRANCH.
Branch out, Expatiate, be diffuse, speak diffusely.
Branchiæ, n. pl.   [L.] Gills.
Branching, n.   Ramification, arborescence.
Branching, a.   Arborescent, arboriform, dendriform, dendroid, dendritic.
Brand, n.   1. Fire-brand.
2. Mark (of a hot iron).
3. Kind, quality.
4. Stigma, stain, reproach.
5. [Poetical.] Sword.
Brand, v. a.   1. Mark (with a hot iron).
2. Stigmatize, denounce.
Brand-goose, n. Brant, brent (Anser bernicla).
Brandish, v. a.   Flourish, wave.
Brand-new, a.   Quite new, fire-new, spick and span new, span new.
Brant, n.   Brent, BRAND-GOOSE.
Brash, a.   1. Hasty, rash, impetuous.
2. [Local, U. S.] Brittle, fragile, easily broken.
Brass, n.   1. Alloy of copper and zinc.
2. Assurance, boldness, pertness, effrontery, presumption, audacity, forwardness, face, front, CHEEK.
Brassy, a.   [Colloquial.] Bold, pert, assuming, forward, CHEEKY, brazen, brazen-faced.
Brat, n.   [Term of contempt.] Child, urchin, bantling, infant, BAIRN.
Bravado, n.   Boast, boasting, brag, bluster, BLATHERSKITE.
Brave, a.   Fearless (from temperament), COURAGEOUS, intrepid, daring, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, bold, chivalrous, chivalric, gallant, valorous, doughty, heroic, Spartan, lion-hearted.
Brave, n.   1. [Rare.] Bully, hector, blusterer.
2. Indian warrior.
Brave, v. a.   Defy, dare, challenge, set at defiance.
Bravery, n.   Fearlessness (from temperament), COURAGE, intrepidity, audacity, valor, gallantry, daring, boldness, spirit, mettle, pluck, manhood, heroism, SPUNK.
Bravo, n.   Bandit, assassin, assassinator, murderer, cut-throat, daring villain.
Bravo, interj.   Well done.
Brawl, v. n.   1. Quarrel (noisily), dispute (angrily).
2. Roar, resound.
Brawl, n.   Quarrel, wrangle, dispute, uproar, broil, altercation, fracas, squabble, fray, AFFRAY, feud, tumult, disturbance, row, BOBBERY, MÊLÉE. RUMPUS, outbreak.
Brawny, a.   Muscular, sinewy, stalwart, sturdy, athletic, powerful, strong, vigorous, lusty, robust, nervous, strapping, Herculean, able-bodied.
Bray, v. a.   Pound (into small pieces or powder), bruise, crush, grind, comminute, triturate.
Bray, v. n.   1. Utter a harsh cry (like the ass).
2. Make a harsh sound.
Braying, a.   Blatant, bellowing, clamorous, vociferous, noisy, obstreperous.
Braze, v. a.   Solder with brass.
Brazen, a.   1. Made of brass.
2. Bold, BRAZEN-FACED.
Brazen-faced, a.   Bold, impudent, assuming, forward, pert, saucy, brazen, BRASSY, CHEEKY.
Brazier, n.   1. Worker or artificer in brass.
2. Pan for coals.
Brazil-root, n.   Ipecacuanha, ipecac.
Brazil tea, Maté.
Breach, n.   1. Break, fracture, rupture, opening, chasm, gap, crack, flaw, fissure, rent, rift.
2. Infraction, violation, infringement, non-observance.
3. Quarrel, difference, variance, disagreement, dissension, schism, misunderstanding, alienation, disaffection, rupture, falling out.
Bread, n.   Food (especially food made of grain), sustenance, aliment, nutriment, nourishment, subsistence, fare, diet, regimen, victuals, viands, provisions.
Breadth, n.   Width.
Break, v. a.   1. Rend, sever, part, dispart, fracture, tear asunder.
2. Shatter, shiver, smash, batter, dash to pieces.
3. Enfeeble, enervate, weaken, impair.
4. Tame, make tractable, make docile.
5. Make bankrupt.
6. Discard, dismiss, discharge, degrade, cashier.
7. Violate, infringe, transgress, set at nought.
8. Lessen the force of (as a fall).
9. Interrupt, cease, intermit, cut short.
10. Disclose, open, unfold, lay open.
Break, v. n.   1. Be shattered, be shivered, be dashed to pieces.
2. Burst, explode.
3. Open, dawn, appear.
4. Become bankrupt.
5. Decline, low health or strength.
Break, n.   1. Breach, opening, gap, fissure, rent, rift, chasm, rupture, fracture.
2. Interruption, pause, CÆSURA.
3. Dawn, dawning.
Break away, 1. Escape (against resistance), break loose.
2. Be scattered, be dissipated.
Break-bone fever, Dengue, dandy-fever.
Break bulk, Begin to unload.
Break down, (Active.) Crush, overwhelm, overcome.
Break down, (Neuter.) Fall, give out.
Breaker, n.   Wave, surge, billow.
Break faith, Be faithless, be perfidious, falsify one's word.
Break forth, Issue, burst out, break out.
Break ground, Begin, commence operations.
Break jail, Escape from jail.
Break in, 1. Make an irruption.
2. Intrude one's self, take up the discourse, begin to speak.
Breaking, n.   Rupture, fracture.
Break of day, Dawn, dawning, daybreak, morning, cockcrowing, MORN, dayspring, peep of day, prime of day, first blush of the morning.
Break off, 1. Be ruptured.
2. Desist, cease, stop, leave off.
Break out, Issue, break forth, burst out.
Break the ice, Make a beginning, prepare the way, open a way.
Breakwater, n.   Jetty, pier, mole.
Break with, Fall out, part friendship with.
Breast, n.   1. Bosom.
2. Heart, conscience, seat of the affections.
3. Mamma, teat, dug, udder.
Breast, v. a.   Face, stem, withstand, oppose, resist, bare the breast against.
Breast bone, n.   Sternum.
Breastwork, n.   (Fort.) Parapet.
Breath, n.   1. Air inspired and expired.
2. Life, existence, animation, breath of life, vital spark.
3. Respite, pause, rest.
Breathe, v. n.   1. Respire.
2. Live, exist.
3. Pause, rest, take breath, have a respite.
Breathe, v. a.   1. Inspire and expire.
2. Exhale, emit, give out, throw out.
3. Whisper, utter softly.
4. Indicate, manifest, express, show.
Breathe in, Inhale, draw into the lungs.
Breathe out, Expire, force out of the lungs.
Breathing, n.   1. Respiration.
2. Aspiration, wish, desire, longing, craving, yearning.
Breathing, a.   Living, alive, live, not dead.
Breathing-hole, n.   Vent-hole.
Breathless, a.   1. Out of breath.
2. Dead, lifeless, defunct.
Breech, n.   Hinder part, after part.
Breech-band, n.   Breeching.
Breeches, n. pl.   1. Small-clothes.
2. Trousers, pantaloons.
Breeching, n.   Breech-band.
Breed, v. a.   1. Nourish, nurture, foster, bring up.
2. Discipline, educate, instruct, train, teach, school.
3. Beget, get, procreate, engender, generate, produce.
4. Originate, occasion, give rise to, be the cause of.
Breed, v. n.   1. Bring forth young, produce offspring.
2. Be born, be produced.
Breed, n.   Race (of animals), lineage, pedigree, progeny, stock.
Breeding, n.   1. Nurture, education, discipline, instruction, training, schooling.
2. Deportment, manners.
Breeze, n.   Zephyr, air, gentle gale, moderate wind, light wind.
2. Quarrel, disturbance, commotion, noise, tumult, uproar, stir, agitation.
Bregma, n.   (Anat.) Sinciput, top of the head.
Brent, n.   Brant, brand-goose (Anser bernicla).
Brett, n.   Britzska.
Breviary, n.   1. Abridgment, epitome, compend, compendium, summary, synopsis, syllabus, abstract, digest, brief, conspectus, outline, sum and substance.
2. Prayer-book.
Brevipennate, a.   (Ornith.) Short-winged.
Brevity, n.   1. Briefness, shortness.
2. Conciseness, terseness, compression, succinctness, pithiness.
Brew, v. a.   1. Prepare by fermentation.
2. Contrive, plot, devise, project, hatch, concoct, foment, excite, stir up.
Brew, v. n.   1. Make beer.
2. Be gathering, be forming.
Brewery, n.   Brew-house.
Bribe, n.   Reward of treachery.
Bribe, v. a.   Suborn, gain by a bribe, give a bribe to.
Bridal, a.   Nuptial, connubial, hymeneal, matrimonial, conjugal.
Bridal, n.   Marriage, wedding, nuptials, nuptial festival.
Bridewell, n.   Prison, jail, penitentiary, workhouse, house of correction.
Bridle, n.   Restraint, curb, check.
Bridle, v. a.   Restrain, control, check, curb, control, govern.
Brief, a.   1. Short, concise, succinct, compendious, laconic, CURT.
2. Transitory, fleeting, transient, temporary, short-lived, ephemeral.
Brief, n.   1. Epitome, compendium, summary, synopsis, syllabus, abstract, breviary, abridgment, conspectus.
2. Pontifical letter, papal rescript.
3. (Law.) Writ, precept.
Briefly, ad.   Concisely, in short, in brief, in a few words.
Brigand, n.   Robber, highwayman, free-booter, marauder, outlaw, bandit.
Bright, a.   1. Luminous, shining, resplendent, glowing, lustrous, beaming, gleaming, radiant, brilliant, effulgent, refulgent, splendid, beamy, silvery, argent.
2. Clear, transparent, lucid, pellucid, limpid.
3. Illustrious, glorious, famous.
4. Acute, ingenious, discerning, keen, INTELLIGENT.
5. Auspicious, promising, propitious.
Brighten, v. a.   1. Polish, burnish, furbish, make bright.
2. Make cheerful, make joyous.
Brighten, v. n.   Grow bright.
Brightness, n.   1. Lustre, splendor, brilliancy, radiance, resplendence, effulgence.
2. Clearness, transparency, lucidity.
3. Acuteness, ingenuity, sagacity, acumen, astuteness, discernment, mother-wit, quick parts.
Brilliancy, n.   Splendor, lustre, brightness, effulgence, refulgence, radiance, shine, sheen, gloss.
Brilliant, a.   1. Sparkling, glittering, splendid, lustrous, shining, bright, beaming, radiant, effulgent, refulgent, resplendent.
2. Illustrious, glorious, celebrated, famous.
Brilliant, n.   Diamond (cut into facets).
Brim, n.   Edge, border, rim, verge, margin, skirt.
Brimful, a.   Quite full, full to the brim, choke full.
Brimstone, n.   1. Sulphur.
2. [Commercial term.] Cane brimstone, roll sulphur, stick sulphur.
Brinded, a.   Brindled, tabby.
Brindled, a.   Brinded, tabby.
Brine, n.   1. Salt water.
2. Sea, ocean, deep, main.
Bring, v. a.   1. Convey, bear, FETCH.
2. Produce, gain, be the cause of, be the means of.
3. Draw, lead, induce, prevail upon.
Bring about, Effect, achieve, accomplish, bring to pass.
Bring back, 1. Recall.
2. Restore, return.
Bring down, Humble, abase.
Bring forth, 1. Give birth to.
2. Produce, exhibit, show, expose, bring out, bring to light, make manifest.
Bring forward, Introduce, propose.
Bring near, Approximate.
Bring on, Originate, give rise to.
Bring out, Produce, expose, show, exhibit, bring forth, bring to light.
Bring over, 1. Bear across.
2. Convert, win over.
Bring to, 1. Check the course of (said of a ship).
2. Resuscitate, revive.
Bring under, Subdue, repress, restrain, conquer, get the better of.
Bring up, Educate, instruct, rear, nurse.
Brink, n.   Edge, border, margin, verge, brow.
Briny, a.   Salt.
Brisk, a.   Active, lively, smart, agile, nimble, quick, smart, alert, spry, spirited, vivacious, sprightly.
Brittle, a.   Fragile, crumbling, shivery, frail, frangible, BRASH, easily broken (into pieces), easily shivered.
Britzska, n.   Brett.
Broach, v. a.   1. Pierce, tap.
2. Utter, publish, proclaim, give out.
Broached, a.   Tapped, abroach, on tap.
Broad, a.   1. Wide.
2. Large, ample, extensive, expanded, extended, vast.
3. Spread, diffused, open.
4. Gross, coarse, indelicate, vulgar, obscene.
Broaden, v. a.   Widen, make broad.
Broadside, n.   1. Cannonade (from all the guns on the side of a ship).
2. Placard, bill, poster, hand-bill.
Brochure, n.   [Fr.] Pamphlet.
Broil, n.   Affray, fray, quarrel, contention, feud, BRAWL.
Broken, a.   1. Shattered, rent, severed, separated.
2. Weakened, impaired, feeble, shaken, spent, wasted, exhausted.
3. Abrupt, craggy, steep, precipitous, rough.
Broken-hearted, a.   Disconsolate, inconsolable, comfortless, cheerless, sad, sorrowful, melancholy, woebegone, forlorn, undone, heart-broken, in despair.
Broker, n.   Factor, agent, middleman, go-between.
Brood, v. n.   Incubate.
Brood, n.   Offspring, progeny, issue.
Brood over, Think long and anxiously about.
Brook, n.   Rivulet, streamlet, run, RUNNEL, runlet, rill, BURN, small stream.
Brook, v. a.   Endure, bear, abide, tolerate, suffer, put up with, submit to, bear with, take patiently or easily.
Broom, n.   Besom.
Broth, n.   Soup (in which meat has been macerated).
Brothel, n.   Bagnio, stew, bawdy-house, whore-house, house of prostitution, house of ill-fame.
Brotherhood, n.   1. Relation of a brother, mutual kindness (as of brothers).
2. Fraternity, ASSOCIATION, sodality, society, CLIQUE, coterie, clan, JUNTO.
Brotherly, a.   Fraternal, affectionate, kind, amicable, friendly, cordial.
Brow, n.   1. Forehead.
2. Edge (as of a precipice), brink, border.
Browbeat, v. a.   Bully, overbear, treat insolently.
Brown study, Reverie, musing, abstraction, preoccupation, absence, absence of mind.
Browse, n.   Tender twigs of shrubs and trees.
Browse, v. a.   Nibble, crop, feed upon.
Browse, v. n.   1. Feed on browse.
2. [Colloquial.] Live precariously.
Bruin, n.   [Colloquial.] Bear.
Bruise, v. a.   1. Crush, squeeze, contuse.
2. Break, batter, pound, bray, pulverize, comminute, triturate, break to pieces.
Bruise, n.   Contusion.
Bruit, n.   Rumor, fame, report, hearsay, town-talk.
Bruit, v. a.   Report, noise, blaze or spread abroad.
Brunt, n.   Shock, heat of onset.
Brush, n.   1. Skirmish, engagement, rencounter, encounter, battle, contest, fight, conflict, collision, action, affair.
2. Thicket, bushes, shrubs, brushwood.
Brushwood, n.   Underwood, shrubs, bushes, brush.
Brusque, a.   [Fr.] Rude, rough, blunt, unceremonious, abrupt, bluff, gruff, ungentle, uncivil, ungracious, bearish, discourteous, uncourteous, impolite.
Brutal, a.   1. Savage, ferocious, cruel, inhuman, unfeeling, barbarous, barbarian, fell, barbaric, ruthless, truculent, bloody, brutish, brute.
2. Churlish, gruff, bearish, harsh, uncivil, rude, rough, impolite, unmannerly, BRUSQUE, ungentlemanly.
3. Gross, coarse, sensual, carnal, brutish, beastly, bestial.
Brutality, n.   Savageness, inhumanity, barbarity, cruelty, brutishness, ferocity, truculence, hardness of heart.
Brute, n.   1. Beast (in a wild state), quadruped, four-footed animal, ferocious animal.
2. Ruffian, barbarian, brutal monster.
Brute, a.   1. Irrational, void of reason.
2. Bestial, savage, barbarous, BRUTAL.
3. Rough, rude, uncivilized.
Brutish, a. 1. Brutal.
2. Irrational, brute.
3. Stupid, dull, insensible.
4. Gross, carnal, sensual, bestial, beastly.
Brutum fulmen, [L.] Harmless thunderbolt, loud but harmless threatening, empty sound.
Bubble, n.   1. Water bladder.
2. Trifle, bagatelle, small matter.
3. Cheat, delusion, hoax, false show.
Buccaneer, n.   Pirate, corsair, sea-rover, sea-robber, freebooter, picaroon.
Buck, n.   1. Male (of the deer, sheep, goat, rabbit, and hare).
2. Blade, spark, gallant; gay, dashing fellow.
Buckish, a.   Gay, dashing.
Buckle, v. a.   Fasten with a buckle.
Buckle, v. n.   1. Bend, bow.
2. [Rare.] Struggle, contend, strive.
Buckle one's self, Apply vigorously, set one's self earnestly.
Buckler, n.   1. Shield, ægis.
2. Defence, protection, safeguard.
Bucolic, n.   Eclogue, pastoral, idyl, pastoral poem.
Bucolic, a.   Pastoral, rustic.
Bucolical, a.   Pastoral, rustic.
Bud, n.   Germ, gem, undeveloped branch or flower.
Bud, v. n.   Sprout, shoot, push, germinate, vegetate, pullulate, put forth, burst forth, shoot forth.
Budge, v. n.   Stir, move, go.
Budget, n.   1. Bag (with its contents), pack, packet, parcel, package, bundle, roll.
2. Stock, store, batch, lot, set, assortment, collection.
Buff, n.   Buff-skin.
Buff, a.   1. Light yellow.
2. Made of buff or buff-skin.
Buffalo, n.   [U. S.] Bison.
Buffet, n.   1. Slap, box, knock, rap, blow, cuff.
2. Cupboard.
Buffet, v. a.   1. Beat, box, strike, smite, cuff.
2. Struggle against, contend against.
Buffle-headed, a.   Dull, stupid, doltish, foolish, blockish, simple, witless, thick-skulled.
Buffoon, n.   Mountebank, harlequin, jester, droll, merry Andrew, punch, punchinello, clown, zany, scaramouch, fool, antic, jack-pudding, pickle-herring.
Buffoonery, n.   Jesting (of a low sort), mummery, foolery, tomfoolery, harlequinade, low pranks, vulgar tricks.
Buff-skin, n.   Buff.
Bugaboo, n.   [Low.] Bugbear.
Bugbear, n.   Hobgoblin, spectre, ogre, BUGABOO, POKER, Gorgon, Hydra, frightful object, raw head and bloody bones.
Buggery, n.   Sodomy, unnatural carnal intercourse.
Build, v. a.   Construct, erect, raise, fabricate.
Build, v. n.   Construct edifices.
Build upon, Depend on, rest on, rely upon, calculate upon, reckon upon, count upon.
Building, n.   1. Construction.
2. Structure, edifice, erection, fabric, pile.
Bulb, n.   1. (Bot.) Scaly bud (like the onion and the tulip).
2. Spherical protuberance.
Bulbous, a.   1. (Bot.) Of the nature of the bulb.
2. Round, roundish, protuberant, swelling out.
Bulbul, n.   Persian nightingale (Pyconotus jocosus).
Bulge, n.   Protuberance, bilge, belly, swell, swelling.
Bulge, v. n.   Protrude, jut out.
Bulk, n.   1. Magnitude, size, volume, greatness, largeness, bigness, bulkiness, amplitude, mass, massiveness, dimensions.
2. Body, gross, majority, main part, greater part, principal part.
Bulkhead, n.   (Naut.) Partition, dividing wall.
Bulky, a.   Large, great, big, huge, vast, of great size or bulk.
Bull, n.   1. Male of bovine animals.
2. Edict (issued by the Pope), rescript.
3. Blunder (involving a contradiction), gross mistake.
4. (Astron.) Taurus.
Bull-head, n. 1. Blockhead, simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
2. Horn-pout, mud-pout, cat-fish (Pimelodus cattus).
Bully, n.   Blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, hector, fire-eater, Hotspur, mock hero.
Bully, v. a.   Browbeat, overbear, treat insolently.
Bullying, a.   Blustering, swaggering, vaporing, vaunting, hectoring, bluff, gruff, bearish.
Bullying, n.   Blustering, swaggering, bluster, fanfaronade.
Bulwark, n.   1. Rampart, redoubt, fortification.
2. Security, safeguard, palladium.
Bumble-bee, n.   Humble-bee.
Bummer, n.   [Colloquial U.S.] Raider (in search of provisions), forager.
Bump, n.   1. Thump, knock, blow.
2. Swelling, protuberance.
3. [Colloquial, in allusion to the doctrine of Phrenology that protuberances on the skull indicate faculties of the mind.] Faculty, power, endowment, gift.
Bump, v. a.   Knock, thump, strike, hit.
Bumpkin, n.   Rustic, peasant, clodpole, clown, boor, hind, lout, lubber, swain, ploughman, countryman.
Bumptious, a.   [Colloquial.] Conceited, vain, egotistical, self-opinionated, self-conceited.
Bunch, n.   1. Protuberance, hunch, knob, lump.
2. Cluster (as of grapes).
3. Batch, assortment, lot, set, parcel, collection.
4. Tuft, knot.
Bundle, n.   Package, pack, packet, parcel, budget, roll.
Bundle, v. a.   Tie in a bundle, put into bundles, bundle up.
Bundle, v. n.   1. Depart hurriedly, set off in a hurry.
2. Sleep together (without undressing).
Bundle off, (Active.) Send off in a hurry.
Bundle up, (Active.) Bundle, wrap up.
Bungle, v. n.   Do any thing clumsily.
Bungler, n.   Lubber, fumbler, clumsy workman, bad hand (at any thing), fresh-water sailor.
Bungling, a.   1. Clumsy, awkward, unhandy, unskilful, maladroit, inapt.
2. Ill-done.
Bunk, n.   [Colloquial U.S.] Berth, bed.
Bunk, v. n.   [Colloquial U.S.] Lie (in a bunk), sleep.
Bunker, n.   Bin, crib.
Bunt, v. n.   Butt, strike with the head or the horns.
Buoy, n.   Float (to indicate shoals, anchoring places, &c.).
Buoy up, 1. Float, keep afloat, bear up, bear on the surface.
2. Encourage, embolden, reassure.
Buoyancy, n.   1. Lightness, levity, specific lightness.
2. Vivacity, liveliness, sprightliness, cheerfulness, GAYETY.
Buoyant, a.   1. Tending to float, light.
2. Cheerful, hopeful, lively, sprightly, vivacious, animated, spirited, joyful, joyous, gay, blithe, blithesome, jocund, sportive, elated, jubilant, in good spirits, in high spirits, full of life, full of spirit.
Burbot, n.   Eel-pout (Lota vulgaris).
Burden, n.   1. Load, weight.
2. Cargo, freight, lading.
3. Incumbrance, clog, impediment, incubus, drag weight, dead weight.
4. Chorus, refrain.
Burden, v. a.   Load, overload, overlay, oppress, surcharge, put a burden upon.
Burdensome, a.   1. Heavy, oppressive, onerous.
2. Troublesome, grievous, hard to bear.
Bureau, n.   1. Chest of drawers.
2. Office, counting-room, place of business.
3. Department (of Government).
Burgall, n.   Conner, cunner, CHOGSET, blue perch.
Burglary, n.   House-breaking (at night).
Burial, n.   Interment, sepulture, inhumation, entombment, burying.
Burial-ground, n.   Cemetery, graveyard, burying-ground, church-yard, necropolis.
Burin, n.   Graver, style.
Burlesque, a.   Comic, comical, funny, laughable, farcical, ludicrous, jocular, sportive.
Burlesque, n.   Caricature, travesty, parody, farce, ludicrous representation.
Burlesque, v. a.   Caricature, travesty, make ludicrous.
Burly, a.   1. Stout, lusty, brawny, portly, bulky, strong, STRAPPING, BOUNCING.
2. Boisterous, noisy, blustering, swaggering, bullying, hectoring, coarse and rough.
Burn, v. a.   1. Consume with fire, reduce to ashes.
2. Calcine, char, scorch, toast, parch, bake.
3. Injure by fire or heat.
4. Shrivel, cause to wither.
Burn, v. n.   1. Flame, be on fire.
2. Glow, warm, be excited.
Burn, n.   [Scottish.] Brook, rivulet, streamlet, runnel, rivulet, rill, small stream.
Burning, a.   1. Fiery, flaming, hot, scorching.
2. Glowing, ardent, fervent, fervid, impassioned, intense, earnest.
3. Vehement, powerful.
Burning-glass, n.   Convex lens.
Burnish, v. a.   Polish, furbish, brighten, make bright, make glossy.
Burn one's fingers, Get one's self into trouble (as by meddling in the affairs of others, or by speculation), smart for it.
Burst, v. n.   1. Break open (from internal pressure), fly open, be rent asunder.
2. Break out suddenly.
Burst, v. a.   Rend asunder, break open.
Burst, n.   Explosion, BURSTING.
Bursting, n.   Explosion, disruption, blast, burst.
Bury, v. a.   1. Cover (with earth, &c.), cover up.
2. Inter, inhume, entomb, inurn, lay in the grave, consign to the grave.
3. Hide, conceal, secrete, shroud.
Burying, n.   Interment, sepulture, inhumation, entombment, burial.
Burying-ground, n.   Cemetery, graveyard, BURIAL-GROUND.
Bury the hatchet, Make peace, be reconciled, sheathe the sword, put up the sword.
Bush, n.   Shrub.
Bushel, n.   Four pecks, eight gallons, thirty-two quarts.
Business, n.   1. Calling, employment, occupation, pursuit, vocation, profession, craft, AVOCATION, walk of life.
2. Trade, commerce, traffic, dealing.
3. Concern, matter, affair, transaction.
4. Office, duty, function.
Buskin, n.   1. Half boot (especially one with high soles, worn by the ancient tragedians).
2. Tragedy, tragic drama.
Buskined, a.   1. Dressed in buskins.
2. [Rare.] Tragic.
Buss, v. a.   [Colloquial.] Kiss.
Buss, n.   Kiss, smack.
Bustle, v. n.   Fuss, stir about, busy one's self, be active, be busy, bestir one's self, make a fuss, be in a fidget, be in a PUCKER, be in a stew, make much ado about trifles or about nothing.
Bustle, n.   1. Stir, FUSS, hurry, flurry, tumult, pother, commotion, ado, TO DO.
2. Bishop, TOURNURE.
Busy, a.   1. Diligent, assiduous, industrious, sedulous, notable, active, working, hard-working, at work; diligently employed, engaged, or occupied.
2. Brisk, stirring, bustling, nimble, agile, SPRY, constantly in motion.
3. Meddling, officious, importunate.
Busy, v. a.   Occupy, employ, make busy.
Busybody, n.   Meddler, intermeddler, meddlesome person, officious person.
But, conj.   1. On the other hand, on the contrary.
2. Yet, still, however, nevertheless, moreover, further.
3. Unless, if it were not that, if it be not that.
4. But that, otherwise than that.
But, prep.   Except, excepting.
But, ad.   Only, no more than.
But, n.   1. End (especially the larger end), but-end.
2. Bound, boundary, mete.
Butcher, n.   Slayer, killer, murderer, slaughterer, assassin, cut-throat.
Butcher, v. a.   Kill, MURDER, slay, slaughter, massacre, ASSASSINATE, despatch, put to death.
Butchery, n.   Murder, slaughter, massacre, carnage, bloodshed.
But-end, n.   Blunt end, but.
Butt, n.   1. Mark, object, target, point aimed at.
2. Laughing-stock.
3. Stroke, blow.
4. Cask.
Butt, v. n.   Bunt, strike with the head or the horns.
Butter-bird, n.   Bobolink, rice-bird, rice-bunting, reed-bird, skunk-bird, skunk-blackbird (Dolichonyx orizyvorus).
Butterfly-shaped, a.   Papilionaceous.
Buttery, n.   Pantry.
Buttock, n.   Rump.
Button-ball tree, Button-wood.
Button-holder, n.   Bore, proser.
Button-wood, n.   Sycamore, plane-tree, button-ball tree, water-birch (Platanus occidentalis).
Buttress, n.   Shore, prop, support, stay, brace.
Buxom, a.   Gay, brisk, sprightly, lively, joyous, joyful, buoyant, vivacious, cheerful, blithe, blithesome, WINSOME, jocund, sportive, frolicsome, jolly, airy, debonair, in high health and spirits.
Buy, v. a.   Purchase, bargain for.
Buzz, v. n.   1. Hum, make a humming sound (as bees).
2. Whisper, murmur.
Buzz, n.   1. Hum, humming noise.
2. Whisper, murmur.
By, prep.   1. Through (as the cause, or the remote agent), WITH, by the agency of, by means of, by dint of.
2. At, on, by way of.
3. From, according to.
4. Near to, close by.
5. Past.
6. Along, over.
By, ad.   Near.
By and by, Presently, soon, before long, in a short time.
By chance, Perhaps, perchance, possibly, haply, PERADVENTURE, maybe, it may be, as luck may have it, as it happened.
By degrees, Gradually, step by step, little by little, by little and little.
By dint of, By, by force of, by means of, by the agency of.
By-end, n.   By-purpose, private interest, secret purpose, self-interested purpose, clandestine design.
By far, Very much, in a great degree.
By fits, Irregularly, fitfully, by fits and starts.
By fits and starts, By fits.
Bygone, a.   Past, gone by.
By hand, With the hands, by the use of the hands.
By hook or by crook, Somehow or other, one way or other, in one way or another, by any means.
By-name, n.   Nickname, SOBRIQUET.
By one's self, 1. Alone, solitary.
2. On one's own account, ON ONE'S OWN HOOK.
By-path, n.   By-way, private way.
By-place, n.   Retired place, out-of-the-way place.
By-purpose, n.   By-end.
By-road, n.   Private road, unfrequented road.
By-room, n.   Private room, CABINET.
By rote, By mere repetition, without any exercise of the understanding, with no attention to the meaning.
Bystander, n.   Spectator, looker-on.
By stealth, Secretly, clandestinely.
By the board, Overboard, over the side.
By the bye, In passing, EN PASSANT, apropos to the matter in hand, by the way.
By the job, At a stipulated price (for the whole job).
By the strike, By the level measure.
By the way, By the bye.
By-way, n.   By-path, private way.
Byword, n.   1. Saying, saw, maxim, adage, proverb, aphorism, apothegm, dictum, sententious precept.
2. Object of contempt, mark for scorn.
3. Slang, cant term.

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Cabal, n.   1. Clique (for some sinister purpose), junto, COTERIE, set, party, gang, faction, combination, league, confederacy, CAMARILLA.
2. Intrigue, plot, COMPLOT, conspiracy, machination.
Cabal, v. n.   Intrigue, plot, conspire.
Cabalistic, a.   Occult, secret, mysterious, mystic, mystical, dark.
Cabaret, n.   [Fr.] Tavern, inn, hotel, public house, house of entertainment.
Cabbage, v. a.   [Colloquial.] Steal, purloin, filch, pilfer, make off with.
Cabbage, n.   1. Plant of the genus Brassica.
2. [Cant term.] Shreds of cloth, tailors' remnants.
Cabin, n.   Hut, hovel, cot, shed, poor cottage, mean dwelling.
Cabinet, n.   1. Closet, boudoir, by-room, small room, private room, retired apartment.
2. Ministry, council, body of advisers.
Caboose, n.   [Written also Camboose.] Cook-room (of a ship), galley.
Cachalot, n.   Sperm-whale, spermaceti-whale (Physeter macrocephalus).
Cachinnation, n.   Laughter (loud or immoderate), laugh, guffaw, horse-laugh.
Cackle, v. n.   1. Laugh (with a sound like the cackling of a goose), GIGGLE, TITTER, SNICKER.
2. Prate, prattle, babble, chatter, palaver, talk idly, talk nonsense.
Cackle, n.   Prattle, prate, twaddle, idle talk, small talk.
Cacoethes, n.   [L.] 1. Bad habit, bad custom.
2. (Med.) Incurable ulcer.
Cacophonous, a.   Harsh, grating, discordant.
Cacophony, n.   Discord, jarring, jar, harsh sound.
Cadaverous, a.   Pale, pallid, wan, ghastly, death-like.
Caddice, n.   Case-worm, cade-worm.
Caddis, n.   Case-worm, cade-worm.
Cadence, n.   1. Fall of the voice.
2. Tone, intonation, modulation of the voice.
Cade-worm, n.   Caddice, case-worm.
Caduceus, n.   [L.] Mercury's rod, Mercury's staff.
Cæsura, n.   Pause (in a verse), break.
Cæteris paribus, [L.] Other things being equal, in like circumstances.
Café, n.   [Fr.] Restaurant, coffee-house.
Caitiff, n.   Villain, wretch, miscreant, knave, rascal, scoundrel, mean fellow.
Cajole, v. a.   1. Coax, wheedle, flatter, fawn upon.
2. Deceive (by flattery), delude, inveigle, entrap, impose upon.
Cajolery, n.   1. Flattery, wheedling, fawning, coaxing, adulation, blandishment, blarney, SOFT SAWDER, SOFT SOAP.
2. Deceit, deception, imposition.
Cake, v. n.   Harden, solidify, concrete, become firm or solid.
Calamine, n.   Silicate of zinc (in a mineral state).
Calamitous, a.   Disastrous, unlucky, unfortunate, adverse, untoward, unhappy, unprosperous, hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, deplorable, ruinous, miserable, wretched, dreadful, distressful, afflictive, sad, grievous.
Calamity, n.   Disaster, misfortune, catastrophe, mishap, mischance, reverse, visitation, trial, blow, stroke, trouble, affliction, adversity, distress, hardship, casualty, ill luck, ill fortune.
Calcareous, a.   Limy.
Calcareous spar, Iceland spar, Iceland crystal, crystallized carbonate of lime.
Calcine, v. a.   1. Burn, reduce to ashes.
2. Oxidize, oxidate.
Calculable, a.   Computable.
Calculate, v. a.   1. Compute, reckon, estimate, count, rate, cast.
2. Adjust, adapt, fit.
Calculate, v. n.   Tell, estimate, make a calculation, make a computation, cast accounts.
Calculate upon, Anticipate, contemplate, foresee, expect, look forward to, look out for, reckon upon, count upon, rely upon, depend upon, prepare one's self for.
Calculation, n.   1. Computation, reckoning.
2. Investigation, examination, inquisition, inquiry, scrutiny, exploration, sifting.
3. Expectation, expectance, anticipation, contemplation, prospect.
4. Forethought, foresight, circumspection, wariness, caution, cautiousness, discretion, deliberation, prudence.
Calculous, a.   Stony, gritty.
Calculus, n.   1. (Med.) [L. pl. Calculi.] Morbid concretion.
2. [Eng. pl. Calculuses.] Fluxions, differential and Integral calculus.
Caledonian, a.   Scottish, Scotch.
Caledonian, n.   Scotchman.
Calefaction, n.   Heating, incalescence.
Calembour, n.   [Fr.] Pun, quibble, play upon words.
Calendar, n.   1. Almanac, ephemeris, register of the year.
2. List.
Calender, n.   Hot press.
Calender, v. a.   Smooth or glaze (by a calender).
Calendering, n.   Glazing (by a calender).
Calibre, n.   [Written also Caliber.] 1. Diameter of the bore.
2. Bore.
3. Talent, ability, faculty, endowment, parts, genius, compass or mind.
Calico, n.   1. [Eng.] Cotton cloth.
2. [U.S.] Print, printed cotton cloth.
Caliper-compasses, n. pl.   [Written also Caliber-compasses.] Calipers.
Calipers, n. pl.   Caliper-compasses.
Call, v. a.   1. Name, term, denominate, entitle, style, phrase, designate, dub, christen.
2. Bid, invite, summon, ask to come, send for.
3. Convoke, assemble, convene, muster, call together.
4. Appoint, designate, elect, ordain, set apart.
5. Invoke, appeal to.
Call, v. n.   1. Exclaim, cry, cry out, speak aloud, make appeal.
2. Make a short visit.
Call, n.   1. Invitation, summons.
2. Demand, claim, requisition.
3. Short visit.
Calling, n.   Occupation, business, profession, pursuit, trade, craft, employment, vocation, AVOCATION, walk of life.
Call on, 1. Invoke, appeal to, pray to, call upon.
2. Solicit, apply to.
3. Make a visit to, pay a visit to.
Callous, a.   1. Indurated, hardened, hard.
2. Insensible, unfeeling, apathetic, obtuse, unsusceptible, unimpressible, sluggish, dull, torpid, indifferent, dead.
Callow, a.   Unfledged, unfeathered, naked.
Call upon, Call on.
Calm, a.   1. Tranquil, serene, placid, quiet, still, smooth, halcyon, peaceful.
2. Undisturbed, composed, collected, unruffled, sedate, mild, cool.
Calm, n.   Serenity, CALMNESS.
Calm, v. a.   1. Still, compose, hush, smooth, allay, lull.
2. Tranquillize, becalm, pacify, appease, assuage, quiet, soothe, soften, mollify, moderate, alleviate.
Calmness, n.   1. Quietness, tranquillity, serenity, repose, peace, stillness, calm, placidity, lull.
2. Mildness, coolness, sedateness, composure.
Calomel, n.   Chloride of mercury, protochloride of mercury, subchloride of mercury.
Calorific, a.   Heating, heat-producing.
Calumet, n.   Pipe of peace.
Calumniate, v. a.   Slander, asperse, malign, traduce, defame, scandalize, vilify, revile, abuse, lampoon, libel, blacken, blemish, accuse falsely.
Calumniator, n.   Slanderer, traducer, defamer, backbiter, libeller, lampooner, detractor.
Calumnious, a.   Slanderous, abusive, defamatory, contumelious, opprobrious, vituperative, scurrilous, insulting.
Calumny, n.   Slander (known to be false), defamation, aspersion, backbiting, detraction, abuses, scandal, obloquy, false accusation.
Calyx, n.   Flower-cup.
Camarilla, n.   [Sp.] Clique, cabal, secret cabinet, power behind the throne.
Camboose, n.   Caboose.
Cambrian, a.   Welsh.
Cambrian, n.   Welshman, Cambro-Briton.
Cambro-Briton, n.   Cambrian.
Camelopard, n.   Giraffe.
Camerated, a.   Arched, vaulted, bowed.
Camons, a.   Flat, depressed (said only of the nose).
Camp, n.   Encampment.
Camp, v. n.   Encamp, pitch one's tent, pitch a camp.
Campanile, n.   Belfry.
Campeachy wood, Logwood.
Can, v. n.   1. Be able to, have power to.
2. Be possible to.
Canada balsam, Balsam of fir, Canada turpentine.
Canada snakeroot, Wild ginger.
Canaille, n.   [Fr.] Populace, rabble, mob, riffraff, the vulgar, the people, the crowd, vulgar herd, the ignoble vulgar, low people, lowest class of people, the multitude, the million, scum of society, dregs of society, RAG-TAG-AND-BOB-TAIL.
Canard, n.   [Fr.] Hoax, absurd or ridiculous fabrication.
Cancel, v. a.   1. Obliterate, efface, erase, expunge, blot, blot out, rub out, scratch out, wipe out.
2. Abrogate, annul, repeal, rescind, revoke, abolish, nullify, quash, set aside, make void.
Cancellated, a.   Cross-barred.
Candelabrum, n.   [L. pl. Candelabra; Eng. pl. Candelabrums.] Chandelier, lustre, branched candlestick.
Candid, a.   1. Impartial, fair, just, unprejudiced, unbiassed, upright, honest, sincere.
2. Open, free, ingenuous, artless, frank, plain, honorable, NAÏVE, guileless, straightforward, open-hearted, frank-hearted, above-board.
Candidate, n.   Aspirant, solicitant.
Candor, n.   1. Fairness, honesty, sincerity.
2. Openness, ingenuousness, artlessness, frankness, guilelessness, truthfulness.
Cane brimstone, Roll sulphur, stick sulphur.
Canicula, n.   Sirius, dog-star.
Canicular days, Dog-days.
Canine madness, Hydrophobia.
Canker, v. a.   Corrupt, corrode, erode, eat away.
Canker-rash, n.   Putrid sore throat.
Canker-worm, n.   Span-worm, looper, geometer.
Cannibals, n. pl.   Anthropophagi, man-eaters.
Cannon, n.   Great gun.
Cannonade, v. a.   Attack with cannon, attack with heavy artillery.
Canon, n.   1. Rule (especially in ecclesiastical matters), law, formula, formulary.
2. Received books of Scripture, canonical books.
3. Catalogue of Saints.
Canonical, a.   1. Received, authorized, according to the canon.
2. Regular, stated.
Canonicals, n. pl.   Full dress (of a clergyman).
Canonize, v. a.   Declare a saint, make a saint of, enroll in the canon.
Canopy, n.   Awning, tilt.
Canorous, a.   Musical, tuneful.
Cant, n.   1. Whining or affected speech.
2. Hypocrisy, pretence.
3. Peculiar form of speech, professional terms.
4. Slang, barbarous jargon, low language, inelegant expression.
5. Auction, vendue, auction sale.
6. Turn, tilt, slant.
Cant, a.   1. Hypocritical, insincere, hollow, canting.
2. Vulgar, barbarous, unauthorized, inelegant.
Cantankerous, a.   Crabbed, perverse, stubborn, obstinate, unyielding, refractory, contumacious, headstrong, wilful, dogged, intractable, heady, obdurate, stiff, cross-grained.
Canter, n.   1. Hypocrite, Pharisee.
2. Easy gallop, gentle gallop.
Canter, v. n.   Gallop gently.
Cantharides, n. pl.   Spanish flies.
Canticle, n.   Song.
Canticles, n. pl.   The song of songs, Song of Solomon.
Canting, a.   1. Affected.
2. Hypocritical, insincere, hollow, cant.
Cantonment, n.   Quarters.
Canvass, v. a.   1. Debate, discuss, dispute, agitate, ventilate, controvert.
2. Investigate, examine, scrutinize, sift, study, consider, follow up, inquire into.
3. Bespeak the votes of, solicit votes from.
Canvass, n.   1. Discussion, debate, dispute.
2. Examination, scrutiny, sifting.
3. Solicitation of votes.
Canyon, n.   [Sp. Cañon], Gorge, ravine, gulch.
Caoutchouc, n.   India-rubber, gum-elastic.
Cap, v. a.   1. Crown, complete, finish.
2. Exceed, surpass, transcend, overtop.
Capability, n.   Capableness, capacity, ability, ableness, skill, competency, efficiency.
Capable, a.   1. Qualified, suited, fitted, adapted, susceptible.
2. Able, competent, intelligent, clever, skilful, efficient, ingenious, sagacious, gifted, accomplished.
Capableness, n.   Capability.
Capacious, a.   Spacious, ample, large, wide, broad, extensive, roomy, expanded, comprehensive.
Capaciousness, n.   Capacity.
Capacitate, v. a.   Qualify, enable, make able, make or render capable.
Capacity, n.   1. Capaciousness, magnitude (in reference to contents), volume, dimensions, amplitude, extent of room or space.
2. Power (of apprehension), faculty, talent, genius, gift, turn, FORTE, parts, brains, aptness, aptitude, discernment, wit, mother-wit, calibre.
3. Ability, ableness, capability, cleverness, skill, skilfulness, competency, efficiency, readiness.
4. Office, post, sphere, province, character, function, service, charge.
Cap-a-pie, ad.   [Fr.] From head to foot.
Caparison, n.   Trappings (for a horse), bard, horse-armor.
Cape, n.   Headland, promontory.
Caper, v. n.   Leap (in a frolicsome mood), hop, skip, jump, bound, romp, gambol, frisk, dance.
Caper, n.   Leap (in a frolicsome mood), skip, hop, spring, bound, gambol, romp, prank, freak.
Capillary, a.   Fine (like a hair), slender, minute.
Capital, a.   1. Chief, principal, leading, first in importance.
2. Excellent, good, prime, perfect, first-rate.
Capital, n.   1. Metropolis, chief city or town.
2. Large letter, capital letter.
3. Stock, sum invested.
4. (Arch.) Head of a column, pillar or pilaster.
Capital crime, Crime punishable with death.
Capital letter, Capital, large letter.
Capital punishment, Punishment or penalty of death.
Capitation tax, Poll tax.
Capitulate, v. n.   Surrender (by treaty), yield on conditions.
Capitulation, n.   Surrender (by treaty).
Caprice, n.   Whim, freak, fancy, humor, crotchet, maggot, quirk, vagary, whimsey, WRINKLE.
Capricious, a.   Whimsical, fanciful, fantastical, crotchety, humorsome, wayward, odd, queer, fitful, freakish, very changeable.
Capsicum, n.   Cayenne, cayenne pepper, red pepper.
Capsize, v. a.   Upset, overturn.
Capsule, n.   1. Case, wrapper, envelope, covering, shell, sheath.
2. (Bot.) Pod, pericarp, seed-vessel.
3. (Chem.) Evaporating dish.
4. Percussion cap.
Captain, n.   1. Commander, leader, chief, chieftain.
2. Warrior, military genius.
Captain-general, n.   Generalissimo, general, commander-in-chief.
Caption, n.   1. (Law.) Arrest, seizure, apprehension.
2. [Not sanctioned by good writers.] Title or heading (as of a chapter or a discourse).
Captious, a.   1. Censorious, cavilling, carping, critical, hypercritical, disposed to cavil, given to fault-finding.
2. Crabbed, snappish, peevish, pettish, testy, touchy, waspish, fretful, splenetic, cross, snarling, acrimonious, petulant, cantankerous, contentious.
3. Ensnaring, insidious.
Captivate, v. a.   Charm, fascinate, enchant, bewitch, enamour, win, catch, lead captive, please highly.
Captive, n.   Prisoner.
Captivity, n.   1. Imprisonment, confinement, duress, durance.
2. Bondage, thraldom, enthralment, servitude, subjection, slavery, vassalage.
Capture, n.   1. Seizure, arrest, apprehension, catching, catch.
2. Prize.
Capture, v. a.   Seize, catch, apprehend, arrest, take by force, take possession of.
Capuchin, n.   Franciscan friar or monk.
Caput mortuum, Residuum (of distillation or of sublimation), worthless residue.
Carack, n.   [Written also Carac.] Argosy, galleon.
Caramel, n.   Burnt sugar.
Caravansary, n.   Tavern (in the east), inn, public house, house of entertainment.
Caravansera, n.   Tavern (in the east), inn, public house, house of entertainment.
Carbonate of Ammonia, Sal-volatile, smelling-salts, sesqui-carbonate of ammonia.
Carbonic acid, n.   Choke-damp, fixed air, foul air, mephitic air, carbonic-acid gas.
Carbonize, v. a.   Convert into carbon.
Carcass, n.   1. Dead body (of an animal), corpse, CORSE.
2. Body (in contempt or ridicule).
3. Mere framework.
Cardialgia, n.   (Med.) Heart-burn.
Cardialgy, n.   (Med.) Heart-burn.
Cardinal, a.   Principal, chief, main, leading, most important.
Cardinal-bird, n.   Cardinal grosbeck, Virginian nightingale (Fringilla cardinalis).
Cardinal-grosbeck, n.   Cardinal-bird.
Cardinal points, East, west, north, and south.
Cardinal virtues, Prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude.
Carditis, n.   (Med.) Inflammation of the heart.
Care, n.   1. Anxiety, carefulness, solicitude, concern, trouble, perplexity.
2. Caution, heed, regard, attention, circumspection, watchfulness, vigilance.
3. Charge, oversight, superintendence, direction, management.
Care, v. n.   1. Be anxious, be solicitous, feel concerned, be troubled, worry one's self.
2. Be inclined, be disposed.
3. Have regard.
Careen, v. a.   Lay on one side.
Careen, v. n.   Lean to one side, incline to one side.
Career, n.   1. Course, race.
2. Procedure, conduct, course of action, manner of life.
Career, v. n.   Sweep, rush, course, move rapidly.
Care for, Have regard for, pay heed to, attach value to, ascribe importance to.
Careful, a.   1. [Rare.] Anxious, solicitous, concerned, troubled, uneasy.
2. Heedful, PROVIDENT, attentive, thoughtful.
3. Watchful, cautious, circumspect, vigilant.
Careless, a.   1. Unconcerned, undisturbed, untroubled, free from care.
2. Heedless, thoughtless, inattentive, unmindful, incautious, unthinking, forgetful, remiss, listless, regardless, neglectful, negligent.
3. Unconsidered, inconsiderate.
Carelessness, n.   Thoughtlessness, heedlessness, inattention, inadvertence, inconsiderateness, remissness, listlessness.
Caress, v. a.   Fondle, embrace, hug, pet, kiss, coddle, cosset, treat with fondness.
Caress, n.   Embrace, kiss, expression of affection.
Caressing, n.   Fondling, endearment, blandishment, billing and cooing.
Cargo, n.   Lading, freight, load, burden.
Caricature, n.   Travesty, parody, farce, burlesque, ludicrous representation.
Caricature, v. a.   Burlesque, travesty, parody.
Caries, n.   [L.] (Med.) Ulceration (of a bone), cariosity.
Cariosity, n.   Caries.
Carious, a.   Ulcerated (as a bone), decayed, mortified, rotten, putrid.
Carlock, n.   Fish-glue (made from the bladder of the sturgeon), isinglass, ichthyocol, ichthyocolla.
Carminative, a.   Warming, antispasmodic.
Carnage, n.   Slaughter, butchery, massacre, murder, bloodshed, havoc.
Carnal, a.   1. Fleshly, sensual.
2. Lustful, libidinous, lecherous, lascivious, lickerish, concupiscent, salacious.
Carnality, n.   Sensuality, grossness of mind, sensual appetites, fleshly lusts.
Carnal-minded, a.   Worldly-minded.
Carnivorous, a.   Flesh-eating.
Carol, n.   Song, lay, ditty.
Carol, v. n.   Sing, warble.
Carol, v. a.   Sing, warble, chant, hum, hymn, celebrate in song.
Carousal, n.   1. Feast, festival, entertainment, jovial banquet, merry-making, house-warming, REGALE.
2. Bevelling, revelry, revel, SPREE, JOLLIFICATION, bacchanals, saturnalia, debauch, compotation, wassail, orgies, carouse, cups, drinking bout.
Carouse, v. n.   Revel, tipple, guzzle.
Carouse, n.   Carousal, drinking bout.
Carouser, n.   Reveller, tippler, toper, drunkard, bacchanal, bacchanalian.
Carp at, Censure, cavil at, find fault with.
Carper, n.   Caviller, censurer, censor.
Carphology, n.   Floccillation, tilmus.
Carping, a.   Cavilling, censorious, captious, complaining, hypercritical.
Carping, n.   Censure, cavil, fault-finding, hypercriticism, captious criticism.
Carpus, n.   [L.] (Anat.) Wrist.
Carrageen, n.   [Written also Carragheen.] Irish moss, carrageen moss (Fucus crispus or Chondrus crispus).
Carrigeen, n.   [Written also Carragheen.] Irish moss, carrageen moss (Fucus crispus or Chondrus crispus).
Carriage, n.   1. Vehicle, conveyance.
2. Conduct, deportment, behavior, bearing, manner, demeanor, air, mien.
Carrion, n.   Putrefying flesh.
Carroty, a.   Reddish-yellow (said of the hair).
Carry, v. a.   1. Convey, bear, transport, transmit, TOTE, WAFT, FETCH.
2. Urge, impel, push forward.
3. Accomplish, effect, gain, secure, compass, bring about.
4. Support, sustain, bear up.
5. Transfer.
6. Imply, import, signify.
Carry one's self, Conduct, behave, demean one's self, carry it.
Carry it, 1. Prevail.
2. Behave, conduct, demean one's self, carry one's self.
Carry off, 1. Remove, take away.
2. Destroy, kill.
Carry on, (Active) 1. Conduct, manage, transact, prosecute, continue, help forward.
2. [Colloquial.] Frolic, behave wildly or rudely.
Carry out, Apply, execute, put in practice.
Carry through, Accomplish, consummate, finish, complete, work out, bring to a close, bring about, bring to pass.
Cart before the horse, [Colloquial.] Absurdity, absurd thing.
Carte, n.   [Fr.] Bill of fare.
Carte-blanche, n.   [Fr.] Unlimited authority, full powers.
Cartilage, n.   Gristle.
Cartilaginous, a.   Gristly.
Cartouch, n.   Cartridge-box.
Cartridge-box, n.   Cartouch.
Carucate, n.   Plough-land.
Carve, v. a.   1. Sculpture, chisel, cut.
2. Form, shape, fashion, mould.
3. Engrave, grave.
4. Cut in pieces or slices.
Carve, v. n. 1. Exercise the trade of a carver.
2. Cut meat at table.
Carver, n.   Sculptor (in wood or ivory).
Carving, n.   Sculpture (in wood or ivory).
Cascade, n.   Cateract, waterfall, fall.
Case, n.   1. Covering, sheath, capsule.
2. Box.
3. State, condition, situation, category, plight, predicament, circumstances.
4. Suit, action, cause, process, trial.
Caseharden, v. a.   Harden (on the outside), steel, convert into steel (on the surface).
Caseine, n.   [Written also Casein.] Caseum, curd of milk, coagulable part of milk, coagulum of milk.
Caseous, a.   Cheesy, of the nature of cheese.
Caseum, n.   [L.] Caseine.
Caseworm, n.   Caddice, caddis, cadeworm.
Cash, n.   1. Coin, specie.
2. Money, ready money.
Cash, v. a.   Turn into money.
Cashier, v. a.   Break, discharge, discard, dismiss from office, cast off, turn away, send away.
Casino, n.   [It.] 1. Cottage, small house.
2. Club-house.
Cask, n.   1. Hooped wooden vessel (as a hogshead, &c.).
2. Helmet, CASQUE.
Casket, n.   Little box.
Casque, n.   [Fr.] Helmet, cask.
Cassava, n.   Tapioca (crude), manioc.
Cast, v. a.   1. Throw, fling, hurl, send, toss, pitch, sling, SHY.
2. Drive, impel, force, thrust.
3. Shed, put off, lay aside.
4. Compute, reckon, calculate.
5. Found, form in a mould.
6. Assign, allot, appoint, apportion, appropriate.
7. Direct, turn.
Cast, v. n.   Contrive, CAST ABOUT.
Cast, n.   1. Throw, fling, toss.
2. Tinge, tint, shade, touch.
3. Manner, style, air, mien, look, turn, tone, character.
4. Mould, form.
5. Assignment of parts.
Cast about, Contrive, plan, scheme, consider, revolve in the mind.
Cast anchor, Let go the anchor.
Cast away, 1. Reject, discard, CAST OFF.
2. Wreck, strand, founder, shipwreck.
Cast-a-way, n.   Outcast, reprobate, vagabond, abandoned wretch.
Cast-a-way, a.   Rejected, discarded, abandoned.
Cast by, Reject, discard, throw away, cast off.
Cast down, Dejected, depressed, discouraged, melancholy, sad, downcast, disheartened, chapfallen, downhearted, desponding, despondent, blue, dispirited, low-spirited, in low spirits.
Caste, n.   Class, order, race.
Caster, n.   1. Thrower.
2. Calculator.
3. Cruet, cruse.
4. Castor, small wheel or swivel (on which furniture is rolled).
Cast forth, Eject, emit, throw out.
Castigate, v. a.   Chastise, correct, punish, chasten, discipline.
Castigation, n.   Punishment, chastisement, correction, discipline.
Castigatory, n.   (Law.) Trebuchet, tumbrel, ducking-stool, cucking-stool.
Castle, n.   1. Fortress, citadel, stronghold, fortified residence.
2. Rook (in chess).
Castle-builder, n.   Visionary dreamer, enthusiast, fanciful projector.
Cast in the teeth, Reproach with, twit with.
Cast off, 1. Reject, discard, abandon, forsake, renounce, lay aside, cast by, cast away, throw away, throw by, get rid of.
2. (Naut.) Loose, untie, let go, let slip.
Castor, n.   1. Caster, small wheel or swivel (on which furniture is rolled).
2. (Med.) Castoreum.
Castoreum, n.   [L.] (Med.) Castor.
Cast out, 1. Eject, expel, oust, turn out of doors.
2. Send forth.
Castrate, v. a.   Geld, emasculate, glib, deprive of virility.
Castration, n.   Orchotomy.
Castrel, n.   Windhover, kestrel, stannel (Falco tinnunculus).
Cast up, 1. Compute, calculate, reckon, cast.
2. Eject, vomit, spew, puke.
Casual, a.   Accidental, fortuitous, incidental, contingent, that happens by chance.
Casualty, n.   1. Chance, fortuity, contingency, hap, unforeseen event.
2. Accident, disaster, misfortune, calamity, mischance, catastrophy.
Catachrestic, a.   Forced, strained, far-fetched, recondite, studiously sought.
Catachrestical, a.   Forced, strained, far-fetched, recondite, studiously sought.
Cataclysm, n.   Inundation, deluge, overflow, flood.
Catacomb, n.   Crypt, vault, tomb.
Catalepsy, n.   (Med.) Trance.
Catalogue, n.   List (arranged in a certain order), REGISTER, roll, record, INVENTORY, schedule, INVOICE.
Catamenia, n. pl.   [Gr.] Menses, monthly courses, menstrual discharges, menstrual flux.
Catamenial, a.   Menstrual.
Catamount, n.   Cougar, puma, North American tiger (Felis concolor).
Cataplasm, n.   Poultice.
Cataract, n.   1. Waterfall, fall, cascade.
2. (Med.) Obstructed sight, loss of sight (from opacity of the crystalline lens).
Catarrh, n.   Cold in the head.
Catastrophe, n.   1. Upshot, issue, consummation, conclusion, termination, denouement, FINALE, winding up, finishing stroke, final event.
2. Calamity, disaster, misfortune, mishap, mischance.
Catch, v. a.   1. Grasp, seize, snatch, clutch, gripe, grasp, lay hold of, fasten upon.
2. Arrest, apprehend, capture.
3. Overtake, come up with.
4. Insnare, entrap, entangle.
5. Captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, bewitch, win.
6. Take (as a disease).
Catch, v. n.   1. Lay hold, take hold.
2. Be contagious, be communicated, spread by infection.
Catch, n.   1. Seizure, CAPTURE.
2. Snatch, short effort.
3. Clasp, hook, HASP.
4. (Mus.) Humorous round.
5. Quantity of fish caught.
Catch at, Grasp at, try to seize.
Catchfly, n.   Flybane.
Catching, n.   Seizure, capture, arrest, apprehension.
Catching, a.   Infectious, contagious, pestilential, pestiferous.
Catch tripping, Find at fault, find in error.
Catch-weed, n.   Goose-grass, CLEAVERS.
Catchword, n.   Cue.
Catechise, v. a.   Question, interrogate, examine, put questions to.
Catechu, n.   Cutch, gambier, Japan earth, Terra Japonica.
Catechumen, n.   Pupil (in Christianity), neophyte, convert, proselyte.
Categorical, a.   Positive, absolute, express, explicit, direct, emphatic.
Category, n.   1. Class, head, division, order, rank.
2. Predicament, plight, condition, case, state, situation.
Cater, v. n.   Purvey, provide food, procure provisions.
Caterer, n.   Provider, purveyor.
Catfish, n.   1. Horn-pout, mud-pout, bull-head (Pimalodus cattus).
2. Wolf-fish (Anarrhicas lupus).
Cathartic, a.   Purgative, evacuant, abstergent, cleansing.
Cathartic, n.   Purge, purgative, physic, purgative medicine.
Catheretic, n.   (Med.) Caustic.
Catheretic, a.   (Med.) Caustic.
Catholic, a.   1. Universal, general.
2. Liberal, tolerant, not bigoted, not exclusive, not sectarian.
3. Roman catholic.
Catholic, n.   Papist, Roman Catholic.
Catholicism, n.   1. Universality, catholicity.
2. Liberality, tolerance, largeness of mind.
3. Roman Catholic religion.
Catholicity, n.   Catholicism.
Catholicon, n.   Panacea, universal remedy, universal medicine.
Catkin, n.   Ament, amentum, cat's-tail.
Cat's-paw, n.   Dupe (in serving another's purpose), gull, cully.
Cat's-tail, n.   1. (Bot.) Catkin.
2. (Bot.) Timothy, timothy-grass, herds'-grass (Phleum pretense).
3. Cirrus, mare's-tail.
Cattle, n. pl.   Bovine quadrupeds.
Cattle-plague, n.   Murrain.
Caul, n.   Omentum, epiploŚn.
Causal, a.   Causative.
Causative, a.   Causal.
Cause, n.   1. Origin, original, source, spring, mainspring.
2. Ground, reason, motive, consideration, account, inducement, incentive, incitement, efficient cause.
3. Purpose, object, aim, final cause.
4. Effort, undertaking, enterprise.
5. (Law.) Suit, action, case, trial.
Cause, v. a.   1. Produce, create, originate, occasion, give rise to, bring into existence.
2. Effect, bring about.
Caustic, n.   Catheretic.
Caustic, a.   1. Corrosive, corroding, CATHERETIC, consuming, acrid, virulent, eating away.
2. Severe, sarcastic, satirical, bitter, stinging, sharp, cutting.
Cauterize, v. a.   Sear, burn with a hot iron, burn with cautery.
Cautery, n.   Application of hot iron or of caustics.
Caution, n.   1. Wariness, heed, heedfulness, circumspection, care, watchfulness, vigilance, forethought, providence prudence, discretion.
2. Warning, admonition, injunction, advice, counsel.
3. Security, guaranty, surety, pledge.
Caution, v. a.   Warn, admonish, forewarn.
Cautious, a.   Prudent, wary, careful, heedful, chary, circumspect, discreet, watchful, vigilant.
Cavalcade, n.   Procession (of mounted men).
Cavalier, n.   1. Knight, equestrian, horseman, chevalier, horse-soldier.
2. Partisan of Charles I.
Cavalier, a.   Disdainful, haughty, arrogant, supercilious, scornful, insolent, pert, impertinent, saucy.
Cavalry, n.   Horse-soldiers, troops on horseback, mounted soldiers.
Cave, n.   Cavern, den, grotto.
Cavern, n.   Grotto, cave, den.
Cavernous, a.   Hollow.
Cavil at, Censure (without good reason), carp at, find fault with, raise objection to.
Cavil, n.   Frivolous objection, captious criticism, unwarranted censure, fallacious reason, sophistical argument.
Caviller, n.   Carper, censurer, captious disputant, frivolous censor.
Cavilling, a.   Captious, censorious, carping, critical, hypercritical, disposed to cavil, given to fault-finding.
Cavity, n.   Hollow, aperture, opening.
Cayenne, n.   Capsicum, red pepper, Cayenne pepper.
Cease, v. n.   1. Desist, stop, stay, break off, leave off, give over.
2. Fail, be extinct, be wanting.
3. Terminate, end, be at an end, blow over.
Ceaseless, a.   Incessant, unceasing, perpetual, eternal, endless, everlasting, interminable, continual, unremitting.
Cedar-bird, n.   American wax-wing (Bombycilla Carolinensis or Ampelis Carolinensis).
Cede, v. a.   1. Surrender, relinquish, yield, abandon, resign, deliver up, give up.
2. Grant, convey.
Celebrate, v. a.   1. Praise, extol, laud, magnify, glorify, bless, commend, give praise to, make famous.
2. Commemorate, solemnize, honor, keep, observe, do honor to.
Celebrated, a.   Famous, renowned, distinguished, illustrious, eminent, famed, far-famed.
Celebration, n.   1. Honor, praise, commendation, laudation.
2. Commemoration, solemnization, observation.
Celebrity, n.   Fame, renown, glory, honor, credit, reputation, eminence, distinction, repute.
Celerity, n.   Speed, quickness, swiftness, velocity, rapidity.
Celestial, a.   1. Of the firmament, of the visible heavens.
2. Heavenly, supernal, angelic, seraphic, godlike.
Celibacy, n.   Single life, unmarried state.
Celibate, n.   Bachelor, unmarried man.
Celibate, a.   Unmarried, single.
Cell, n.   1. Small room.
2. Enclosed space, small cavity.
Cellular, a.   Alveolate, favose, honey-combed.
Cement, n.   1. Mortar.
2. Bond of union.
Cement, v. a.   Unite, connect, attach, join.
Cement, v. n.   Unite, cohere, slick together.
Cemetery, n.   Graveyard, burying-ground, burial-ground, church-yard, necropolis.
Cenotaph, n.   Monument (to one whose body is not buried under it or near it).
Censor, n.   1. Inspector, critic.
2. Censurer, caviller.
Censorious, a.   Captious, carping, canting, hypercritical, severe, condemnatory, fault-finding, hard to please, prone to find fault, apt to blame or censure.
Censurable, a.   Blamable, reprehensible, culpable, blameworthy, faulty, worthy of censure.
Censure, n.   Blame, disapprobation, disapproval, condemnation, reproof, reproach, reprobation, reprehension, rebuke, reprimand, animadversion, stricture.
Censure, v. a.   Blame, reproach, reprove, chide, reprehend, OVERHAUL, reprimand, rate, berate, scold, find fault with, pass censure on, take to task, bring to book, call over the coals, haul over the coals, call to account, come down upon, snap up, BLOW UP.
Censurer, n.   1. Censor, critic.
2. Caviller, carper.
Cent, n.   1. Hundred.
2. Copper, ten mills, the one hundredth part of a dollar.
Centenary, n.   Century, a hundred years.
Centesimal, a.   Hundredth, by the hundred.
Centre, n.   [Written also Center.] Middle, midst, middle point.
Centrifugal, a.   Tending from the centre.
Centripetal, a.   Tending to the centre.
Centuple, a.   Hundred-fold.
Century, n.   1. Hundred.
2. Centenary, a hundred years.
Cephalalgy, n.   (Med.) Headache.
Cere, v. a.   Wax, smear with wax.
Cereals, n. pl.   Edible grains.
Cerecloth, n.   Cerement.
Cerement, n.   Cerecloth.
Ceremonial, a.   Ritual, formal.
Ceremonial, n.   Rite, form, formality, CEREMONY.
Ceremonious, a.   1. Civil, respectful, courteous, courtly.
2. Formal, punctilious, stiff, precise, exact, starched, prim.
Ceremony, n.   1. Rite, form, formality, ceremonial, solemnity, observance.
2. Parade, pomp, show, stateliness.
Certain, a.   1. Indubitable, unquestionable, indisputable, undeniable, incontestable, uncontrovertible, unquestioned, undisputed, undoubted, absolute, positive, plain, past dispute, beyond all question, sure as fate, sure as a gun, clear as day, not doubtful.
2. Sure, assured, confident, undoubting, fully convinced.
3. Unfailing, infallible, never-failing.
4. Actual, real, existing.
5. Settled, determinate, fixed, stated, constant.
6. One, some, particular.
Certainty, n.   1. Surety, indubitableness, certitude, freedom from doubt.
2. Truth, fact, fixed fact, accomplished fact, real state.
Certificate, n.   1. Voucher, testimony.
2. Testimonial, attestation, credential.
Certify, v. a.   1. Attest, testify to, vouch for.
2. Verify, ascertain, determine, make certain.
Certitude, n.   Certainty.
Cerulean, a.   Azure, blue, sky-colored, sky-blue.
Cerumen, n.   Ear-wax.
Ceruse, n.   White-lead, carbonate of lead.
Cespitose, a.   Turfy, turf-like.
Cespitous, a.   Turfy, turf-like.
Cessation, n.   Stoppage, stop, intermission, remission, suspension, pause, rest, respite, discontinuance.
Cession, n.   1. Surrender, relinquishment, yielding, renunciation, abandonment.
2. Grant, conveyance.
Cestus, n.   [L.] Girdle (especially the girdle of Venus), belt, cincture, band.
Cetacean, n.   Cetaceous animal.
Cetacean, a.   Of the whale kind.
Cetaceous, a.   Of the whale kind.
Chafe, v. a.   1. Rub, hurt by rubbing, wear by rubbing.
2. Irritate, vex, annoy, fret, tease, gall, chagrin, provoke, ruffle, offend, nettle, incense, enrage, exasperate, anger, make angry.
Chafe, v. n.   1. Be rubbed, be worn by rubbing.
2. Rage, fret, fume.
Chaff, n.   1. Husks, hulls, glumes.
2. Refuse, worthless matter.
Chaff, v. a.   Ridicule, mock, scoff, deride, jeer, flout, make fun of, POKE FUN AT.
Chaffer, v. n.   Higgle, haggle, bargain, negotiate.
Chagrin, n.   Mortification, vexation, displeasure, disquiet, ill-humor.
Chagrin, v. a.   Mortify, vex, irritate, chafe, annoy, displease, provoke, put out of temper.
Chain, n.   1. Fetter, manacle, shackle, bond.
2. Connected series, orderly succession.
Chain, v. a.   1. Fasten with a chain.
2. Confine, restrain, fetter, shackle, trammel.
3. Enslave, hold in bondage.
Chair, n.   1. Movable seat.
2. Seat of justice, seat of authority.
3. Chairman, presiding officer.
4. Professorship.
Chairman, n.   Chair, presiding officer.
Chaldaic, n.   Chaldee, Chaldaic language.
Chaldee, n.   Chaldaic, Chaldaic language.
Chalice, n.   Cup (especially the communion-cup), bowl.
Chalky, a.   Cretaceous.
Challenge, v. a.   1. Defy, dare, brave, invite to trial, call to combat, call to answer.
2. Demand, require, claim, call for.
3. (Law.) Object to, take exceptions to.
Challenge, n.   1. Defiance, summons to trial, call to combat, call to answer.
2. (Law.) Exception, objection.
Chalybeate, a.   Impregnated with iron.
Cham, n.   Khan, sovereign prince (of Tartary).
Chamber, n.   1. Apartment, room, hall.
2. Cavity, hollow place.
3. Legislative body.
Chamber-fellow, n.   Chum.
Chamber-pot, n.   Urinal, jorden.
Chamfer, v. a.   1. Bevel.
2. Channel, flute, groove, cut furrows in, cut channels in.
Chamfer, n.   1. Bevel.
2. Fluting, channel, furrow.
Champ, v. a.   Bite, chew, gnaw.
Champaign, n.   Flat, open country.
Champaign, a.   Flat, (as land), level, open.
Champion, n.   1. Combatant (in behalf of others), fighter, warrior.
2. Defender, protector, vindicator.
Chance, n.   1. Accident, casualty, contingency, fortuity, fortune, fortuitous event, unforseen event.
2. Risk, hazard, peril, jeopardy.
Chance, v. n.   Happen, occur, befall, betide, take place, fall out, turn up, come to pass.
Chancery, n.   1. Court of Equity, Court of Chancery.
2. [U. S.] Equity, proceedings in equity.
Change, v. a.   1. Shift, remove for another, set aside for others.
2. Alter, vary, modify, make different, make some change in.
3. Exchange, barter, commute, give in exchange.
Change, v. n.   Alter, vary, shift, veer, turn, undergo change, change about.
Change, n.   1. Alteration, variation, mutation, commutation, transition, transmutation, revolution.
2. Vicissitude, variety, novelty, innovation.
3. Small coin, small money.
Changeable, a.   1. Variable, inconstant, unsteady, unsteadfast, unstable, unsettled, mutable, uncertain.
2. Fickle, wavering, vacillating, fitful, capricious, volatile, giddy, like a weather-cock.
Change about, Change.
Change hands, Change owners.
Changeling, n.   1. Child (taken or left in place of another).
2. Oaf, simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Channel, n.   1. Passage, duct, conduit, water-course.
2. Gutter, furrow, fluting, chamfer.
3. Strait, arm of the sea, narrow sea.
4. Avenue, route, way.
Channel, v. a.   Groove, flute, chamfer, cut furrows in, cut channels in.
Chant, v. a. &n.   Sing, warble, carol.
Chant, n.   Song, carol, melody.
Chanter, n.   Singer, songster.
Chanticleer, n.   Cock, ROOSTER.
Chaos, n.   1. Matter in a disorganized state, matter in confusion.
2. Disorder, confusion.
Chaotic, a.   Disordered, confused.
Chap, v. a.   Crack, split, cleave.
Chap, v. n.   Crack, open in slits.
Chap, n.   1. Cleft, crack, opening.
2. Boy, youth, fellow.
Chaparral, n.   Thicket (of brambles and thorny shrubs).
Chapeau, n.   [Fr.] Hat.
Chapel, n.   Church, temple, meeting-house, place of worship.
Chap-fallen, a.   [Sometimes spelled chopfallen.] Dejected, dispirited, depressed, discouraged, melancholy, sad, downcast, disheartened, downhearted, desponding, despondent, BLUE, crestfallen, low-spirited, in low spirits.
Chaplet, n.   Garland, wreath, coronal.
Chaps, n. pl.   Mouth, jaws.
Char, v. a.   Burn, scorch, reduce to charcoal.
Character, n.   1. Mark, figure, sign, emblem, letter.
2. Constitution, quality, nature, disposition, cast, turn, bent.
3. Person, personage, individual.
4. Reputation, repute.
Characteristic, a.   Special, peculiar.
Characteristic, n.   Peculiarity, marked feature.
Characterization, n.   Designation (of properties), specification.
Characterize, v. a.   1. Distinguish, designate, mark.
2. Describe, set forth the character of, specify the peculiarities of.
Charcoal, n.   Wood-coal.
Charge, v. a.   1. Load, burden, freight, lade.
2. Intrust, put in one's keeping or care.
3. Ascribe, impute, lay, put, bring home to, lay to one's door, lay to one's charge.
4. Accuse, arraign, impeach, inculpate, criminate, indict, tax, call to account, take to task, inform against.
5. Command, order, bid, require, enjoin.
6. Attack, assault, fall upon, bear down upon, set on.
Charge, v. n.   Make an onset, make a charge.
Charge, n.   1. Load, lading, cargo, freight, burden, what is carried.
2. Trust, care, custody, ward, management.
3. Commission, duty, office, employment.
4. Order, injunction, direction, mandate, precept, command.
5. Instruction, exhortation.
6. Accusation, crimination.
7. Cost, expense, outlay, expenditure.
8. Price, sum charged.
9. Onset, onslaught, assault, attack, encounter.
10. (Her.) Bearing.
Chargeable, a.   1. Ascribable, attributable, imputable, referrible, traceable, owing, to be charged.
2. Liable to be accused.
3. Burdensome (as a cause of expense).
Charger, n.   1. Dish, platter.
2. War-horse.
Charily, ad.   Cautiously, warily, heedfully, carefully.
Charitable, a.   1. Benevolent, kind, benign, full of good will.
2. Beneficent, liberal, free, bountiful, generous, munificent, open-hearted, free-hearted, open-handed.
Charity, n.   1. Benevolence, kindness, tenderness, affection, benignity, humanity, kind-heartedness, fellow-feeling, good-will, good-nature, milk of human kindness.
2. Beneficence, liberality, generosity, bounty, alms-giving, active goodness, doing of good.
3. Benefaction, gift, alms.
Charivari, n.   [Fr.] Discordant music, mock serenade.
Charlatan, n.   Quack, empiric, mountebank, pretender, impostor, cheat.
Charlatanic, a.   Empirical, quackish.
Charlatanry, n.   Quackery, empiricism, trickery, deceit.
Charles's Wain, The Great Bear, Ursa Major, The Wain.
Charm, n.   1. Spell, enchantment, incantation, witchery, magic, sorcery, necromancy, magical power.
2. Attraction, fascination, allurement, attractiveness.
Charm, v. a.   1. Subdue by a charm, allay by enchantment.
2. Fascinate, enchant, delight, attract, captivate, catch, transport, enravish, enrapture, enamour, bewitch, allure, win, please highly, lead captive.
Charmer, n.   Enchanter, magician, sorcerer.
Charming, a.   Fascinating, captivating, enchanting, enrapturing, bewitching, delightful, lovely, very pleasant.
Charnel-house, n.   Ossuary, GRAVE.
Charter, n.   1. Instrument, deed, indenture, act of incorporation.
2. Right, privilege, prerogative, immunity, franchise, liberty.
Charter, v. a.   1. Incorporate, establish by charter, grant by charter.
2. Let or hire (a ship).
Chary, a.   Cautious, wary, careful, shy.
Chase, v. a.   1. Pursue, hunt, track, run after, give chase to.
2. Emboss, enchase.
Chase away, Drive away, force away.
Chase, n.   1. Hunting, hunt, field-sport.
2. Pursuit, race.
Chasm, n.   1. Breach, opening, cleft, fissure.
2. Gap, hiatus, cavity, hollow.
Chasseur, n.   [Fr.] Horseman, horse-soldier, equestrian, chevalier, mounted soldier.
Chaste, a.   1. Pine, undefiled, virtuous, modest, continent.
2. Decent, not obscene.
3. Uncorrupt, unaffected, simple, neat, in good taste.
4. Refined, elegant, classic.
Chasten, v. a.   Chastise, correct, punish, castigate.
Chastening, n.   Chastisement, punishment, correction, castigation.
Chastise, v. a.   1. Chasten, correct, punish, castigate.
2. Repress, restrain, moderate, check, sober down.
Chastisement, n.   Punishment, chastening, correction.
Chastity, n.   1. Purity, virtue, modesty, continence.
2. Decency, freedom from obscenity.
3. Unaffectedness, simplicity.
Chat, v. n.   Prattle, chatter, prate, babble, gossip, confabulate, talk freely, have a free and easy talk.
Chat, n.   Prattle, prate, gossip, confabulation, chit-chat, easy conversation, free and easy talk.
Chattels, n. pl.   Goods, effects, furniture, movables, movable property.
Chatter, v. n.   Prate, prattle, chat, gossip, talk idly, talk freely.
Chatter, n.   Prate, prattle, CHAT.
Chatterer, n.   Prater, prattler, tattler, gossip, babbler, gadder, gadabout, rattle-head.
Cheap, a.   1. Low-priced.
2. Common, of little value, of small account.
Cheapen, v. a.   1. Bid for, bargain for, ask the price of, try to get cheaper, haggle about, chaffer about.
2. Make cheap, lessen in value.
Cheat, v. a.   Defraud, trick, deceive, dupe, gull, overreach, jockey, cozen, chouse, outwit, bamboozle, circumvent, delude, hoodwink, diddle, beguile, mislead, inveigle, gammon, impose upon.
Cheat, n.   1. Trick, deception, imposture, imposition, juggle, stratagem, finesse, fraud, circumvention, delusion, artifice, deceit, chouse, BAM.
2. Trickster, impostor, rogue, knave, swindler, sharper, cheater, artful fellow.
Cheater, n.   Trickster, CHEAT.
Check, n.   1. Restraint, curb, bridle, hinderance, stop, obstacle, impediment, obstruction, bar, barrier, damper, interference, rebuff, repression, control.
2. Counter register, corresponding indenture, corresponding cipher.
3. Mark, symbol, sign.
4. Order for money.
5. Ticket, certificate of right.
6. Checkered cloth.
Check, v. a.   1. Restrain, curb, bridle, hinder, obstruct, repress, chastise, counteract, control, put a restraint upon, hold in check, put a damper upon, nip in the bud.
2. Reprove, chide, reprimand, rebuke.
3. Note with a mark.
Checker, v. a.   Variegate, diversify.
Checker-berry, n.   Partridge-berry, squaw-vine, winter-clover (Mitchella repens).
Checkers, n. pl.   Draughts.
Checkmate, v. a.   Beat (at chess), conquer, vanquish, put in check.
Cheek, n.   1. Side of the face.
2. [Colloquial.] Boldness, impudence, insolence, impertinence, sauciness, assurance, audacity, presumption, face, front, effrontery, brass.
Cheek-bone, n.   Zygoma.
Cheek by jowl, Close (as in familiar intercourse), face to face, side by side, TÈTE-À-TÈTE, in close proximity.
Cheeky, a.   [Colloquial.] Bold, forward, pert, assuming, BRASSY, brazen-faced.
Cheer, n.   1. Mirth, gayety, joy, gladness, CHEERFULNESS.
2. Entertainment, provisions, food, repast, viands, victuals.
3. Acclamation, shout of applause.
Cheer, v. a.   1. Gladden, exhilarate, inspirit, enliven, animate, incite, encourage.
2. Comfort, console, solace, make cheerful.
3. Applaud, clap, salute with cheers.
Cheerful, a.   Lively, sprightly, animated, joyful, joyous, blithe, mirthful, buoyant, gleeful, gay, cheery, airy, sunny, jocund, jolly, in good spirits, of good cheer, in high feather.
Cheerfulness, n.   Liveliness, animation, joyfulness, joy, gladness, mirthfulness, cheer, buoyancy of spirits, flow of spirits, good spirits.
Cheesy, a.   Caseous, of the nature of cheese.
Chef-d'œuvre, n.   [Fr.] Master-piece, master-work, master-stroke, paragon, capital performance.
Chemise, n.   Shift, smock.
Cherish, v. a.   1. Nurture, foster, nourish, nurse, sustain, support, comfort, care for, treat tenderly.
2. Harbor, entertain, indulge, encourage, hold dear, embrace heartily.
Cherup, v. n.   Chirp, chirrup.
Cherup, v. a.   Encourage (by chirruping), inspirit, animate, cheer, chirrup.
Chest, n.   Breast, thorax, trunk (of the body).
Chetah, n.   [Sometimes written Cheetah.] Hunting leopard (Felis jubata).
Chevalier, n.   Knight, CAVALIER.
Chew, v. a.   1. Masticate, manducate, MUNCH.
2. Champ, bite, gnaw.
3. Meditate, ruminate, muse on, reflect upon, chew the cud upon.
Chew, v. n.   Meditate, ruminate, muse, reflect.
Chicane, n.   1. Trick, shift, ruse, stratagem, wile, artifice, fetch, CLAP-TRAP.
2. Trickery, sophistry, chicanery.
Chicanery, n.   Trickery, duplicity, chicane, sophistry, sophistication, deception.
Chiccory, n.   Succory.
Chickadee, n.   Black-capped titmouse (Parus atricapillus).
Chickaree, n.   Red squirrel (Sciurus Hudsonius).
Chide, v. a.   Rebuke, reprimand, censure, reprove, blame, upbraid, admonish, scold, scold at.
Chief, a.   1. Leading, supreme, headmost, first, supreme, most eminent.
2. Principal, main, prime, vital, especial, great, grand, cardinal, master, most important.
Chief, n.   1. Chieftain, commander.
2. Leader, head, corypheus, principal person.
Chiefly, ad.   1. Principally, eminently, mainly, especially, particularly, above all.
2. Mostly, for the most part.
Chieftain, n.   Leader (of a clan or of troops), chief, commander, captain.
Chiffonnier, n.   [Fr.] Rag-picker.
Chigoe, n.   Chigre.
Chigre, n.   (Ent.) Jigger, chigoe (Pulex penetrans).
Child, n.   [pl. Children.] 1. Infant, babe, baby, nursling, suckling, chit, brat, bantling, bairn, little one.
2. Young person.
3. Offspring, issue, progeny.
Child-bearing, n.   Childbirth.
Childbed, n.   Parturition, CHILDBIRTH.
Childbirth, n.   Parturition, delivery, travail, labor, childbed, child-bearing.
Childhood, n.   Infancy, minority, pupilage, nonage.
Childish, a.   1. Puerile, infantile, infantine, young, tender.
2. Foolish, silly, weak, trifling, frivolous.
Childlike, a.   Docile, meek, submissive, dutiful.
Children, pl.   of CHILD.
Chiliad, n.   Thousand.
Chill, a.   Cold, frigid, chilly, bleak.
Chill, v. a.   1. Make chilly, make cold.
2. Depress, discourage, deject, dampen, dishearten.
Chilly, a.   Cool, CHILL, somewhat cold.
Chime, n.   Consonance, harmony, correspondence of sound.
Chime, v. n.   Harmonize, accord, sound in harmony.
Chime in with, Agree with, fall in with.
Chimera, n.   Illusion, hallucination, delusion, fantasy, phantom, dream, idle fancy, creature of the imagination.
Chimerical, a.   Imaginary, fantastic, fanciful, visionary, illusory, shadowy, wild, Quixotic, Utopian.
Chimney-corner, n.   Fireside.
China, n.   Porcelain, China ware.
Chincapin, n.   [Written also Chinquapin and Chinkapin.] Dwarf chestnut (Castanea pumila).
Chink, n.   1. Opening, gap, crack, cranny, crevice, cleft, rift, fissure, narrow aperture.
2. [Colloquial.] Money, coin.
Chink, v. a. & n.   Jingle.
Chip, v. a.   Hew, cut chips from.
Chip, n.   Fragment, scrap, small piece.
Chipmunk, n.   [Written also Chipmonk and Chipmuk.] Hackee, striped squirrel.
Chirography, n.   Handwriting, hand, style of penmanship.
Chiromancy, n.   Palmistry.
Chirrup, v. n.   Chirp, cherup.
Chirrup, v. a.   Encourage, animate, inspirit, cheer, cherup.
Chisel, v. a.   Cut, carve, sculpture.
Chit-chat, n.   Prattle, prate, gossip, chat, easy conversation, familiar talk, idle talk, free and easy talk.
Chivalric, a.   Gallant, CHIVALROUS.
Chivalrous, a.   Gallant, adventurous, valiant, brave, warlike, bold.
Chivalry, n.   1. Knighthood, knight-errantry.
2. Valor, gallantry.
Chloride of barium, Muriate of baryta, hydrochlorate of baryta.
Chloride of lime, Bleaching powder.
Chloride of mercury, Calomel, protochloride of mercury, subchloride of mercury.
Chlorosis, n.   (Med.) Green-sickness.
Chogret, n.   [Indian name.] Conner, cunner, burgall, blue perch.
Choice, n.   Preference, election, selection, option, ALTERNATIVE.
Choice, a.   1. Select, exquisite, precious, valuable, rare, uncommon, excellent.
2. Frugal, careful, chary, sparing.
Choke, v. a.   1. Suffocate, stifle, smother, strangle, throttle.
2. Suppress, overpower, overcome, keep down.
3. Obstruct, close, block, stop, bar.
Choke, v. n.   Be choked.
Choke-damp, n.   Foul air, carbonic acid, carbonic-acid gas (accumulated in wells and pits).
Chokeful, a.   Brimful, quite full.
Choler, n.   1. Bile.
2. Anger, wrath, ire, fury, rage, spleen, exasperation.
Cholera asphyxia, Asiatic cholera, spasmodic cholera.
Choleric, a.   Irascible, irritable, hasty, testy, touchy, petulant, waspish, hot, fiery, passionate.
Choose, v. a.   Select, elect, prefer, cull, pick, pick out, single out, fix upon, pitch upon, catch at, make choice of.
Chop, v. a.   1. Cut (with a quick blow).
2. Mince, cut into small pieces.
Chop, v. n.   Shift, veer, change suddenly.
Chop, n.   1. Slice, piece cut off.
2. Brand, quality.
Chop-fallen, a.   [Preferably spelled Chap-fallen.] Melancholy, sad.
Chop-house, n.   Restaurant (of a low class), eating-house.
Choral, n.   Psalm-tune.
Chord, n.   1. String (of a musical instrument).
2. Harmonious tones.
3. (Geom.) Right line uniting the extremities of an arc.
Chore, n.   Small job, light task.
Chouse, v. a.   Deceive, cheat, trick, delude, defraud, swindle, dupe, gull, bamboozle, BAM, cozen, diddle, overreach, circumvent, beguile, hoodwink, victimize, take in, impose upon, put upon, practise upon, play upon.
Chouse, n.   1. Dupe, tool, gull, simpleton, cully.
2. Trick, cheat, wile, ruse, BAM, imposture, imposition, fraud, deception, circumvention, deceit, double-dealing, stratagem, finesse, artifice, delusion, crafty device, piece of knavery.
Chowchow, n.   [Chinese.] Mixed pickles.
Chowchow, a.   Mixed, of several sorts.
Chowder, n.   Fish soup.
Christ, n.   The Anointed, The Messiah, Jesus, Immanuel, The Saviour, The Redeemer, The Mediator, The Intercessor, The Advocate, The Judge, The Son of God, The Son of man, The Lamb of God, The Word.
Christen, v. a.   1. Baptize.
2. Denominate, name, term, designate, style, call, dub, entitle, TITLE.
Christian, n.   Disciple of Christ.
Christian name, Baptismal name (as distinguished from the family name or surname).
Christianity, n.   Religion of Christians, Christian religion, teachings of Christ, the Gospel, divine revelation.
Christmas rose, Black hellebore (Helleborus niger).
Chrome-yellow, n.   Chromate of lead.
Chronic, a.   Inveterate, deep-seated, of long duration.
Chronicle, n.   1. Register (of events in the order of time), diary, journal.
2. Record, history, annals, narration, narrative, recital, account.
Chronicle, v. a.   Record, register.
Chronicler, n.   Historian.
Chronometer, n.   Time-keeper, time-piece.
Chrysalis, n.   Pupa, aurelia, nympha.
Chubbed, a.   Plump, CHUNKY, bonny, short and thick.
Chubby, a.   Plump, CHUNKY, bonny, short and thick.
Chuck, v. a.   1. Tap or pat (under the chin).
2. Throw, pitch, hurl, toss, FLIRT.
Chuck, n.   1. Tap or pat (under the chin).
2. Throw, toss.
Chuckle, v. n.   1. Giggle, titter, laugh (convulsively, in triumph or in derision).
2. Exult, triumph, crow.
Chuckle, n.   Giggle, titter, laughter (half suppressed), chuckling.
Chuckle-head, n.   [Low.] Blockhead, DUNCE.
Chuckle-headed, a.   Thick-headed, stupid, dull.
Chuckling, n.   Giggle, titter, CHUCKLE.
Chum, n.   Chamber-fellow, room-mate.
Chump, n.   Chunk.
Chunk, n.   Chump.
Chunky, a.   [U. S.] Plump, chubby, short and thick.
Church, n.   1. Temple, house of worship, house of God, meeting-house.
2. Body of Christians.
3. Ecclesiastical authority (as distinguished from that of the State).
Churchman, n.   1. Ecclesiastic, clergyman, minister, pastor, divine, priest.
2. Episcopalian.
Churchyard, n.   Burying-ground, burial-ground, graveyard, cemetery, necropolis.
Churl, n.   1. Rustic, peasant, proletary, countryman, clodhopper, bumpkin, ploughman, clown.
2. Ill-bred man, surly fellow.
3. Niggard, miser, skinflint, scrimp, curmudgeon, hunks, mean fellow.
Churlish, a.   1. Rude, harsh, BRUSQUE, uncivil, impolite, rough, brutal, surly, cynical, snarling, snappish, waspish.
2. Crabbed, morose, sullen, ill-tempered.
3. Niggardly, miserly, close, close-fisted, sordid, penurious, stingy, mean, mercenary, avaricious, illiberal.
Churlishness, n.   1. Rudeness, incivility, roughness, brutality, barbarism.
2. Crabbedness, moroseness, sullenness, tartness, acrimony, acerbity, asperity, harshness, bitterness, ill temper, bad blood.
3. Niggardliness, stinginess, penuriousness, closeness, meanness.
Churn-owl, n.   Goat-sucker, night-jar, wheel-bird (Caprimulgus Europæus).
Churr-worm, n.   Mole-cricket, fan-cricket, fen-cricket (Gryllotalpa vulgaris).
Cicada, n.   Harvest-fly, LOCUST (popularly, but erroneously, so called in the U. S.).
Cicatrice, n.   Scar, seam.
Cicatrix, n.   Scar, seam.
Cicatrize, v. a.   Heal, skin over.
Cicisbeo, n.   [It.] Gallant (of a married woman), beau, suitor, lover, admirer, dangler about women.
Ci-devant, a.   [Fr.] Former, late, quondam, old-time.
Cimeter, n.   Falchion.
Cimeter-shaped, a.   Acinaciform.
Cimmerian, a.   Black, very dark, intensely dark.
Cinchona, n.   Quinquina, Peruvian bark, Jesuit's bark, Cinchona bark.
Cincture, n.   Band, belt, girdle, cestus.
Cinctured, a.   Girded, belted.
Cinders, n. pl.   Embers.
Cinereous, a.   Ashy, cineritious, like ashes.
Cineritious, a.   Ashy, CINEREOUS.
Cinnabar, n.   1. Red sulphuret of mercury (native), bi-sulphuret of mercury.
2. Vermilion, red sulphuret of mercury (artificial).
Cion, n.   Sprout, shoot, twig, branch, scion, offshoot.
Cipher, n.   1. Zero, naught or nought, nothing.
2. Character, symbol, device.
3. Secret character, private alphabet.
Cipher, v. n.   Practise arithmetic.
Circean, a.   Magical, enchanting.
Circle, n.   1. Round, plane figure.
2. Circumference, periphery, ring.
3. Orb, sphere, globe, ball.
4. Returning series.
5. Compass, enclosure.
6. Company, society, class, fraternity, COTERIE, CLIQUE, set.
Circlet, n.   Little circle.
Circuit, n.   1. Revolution, circular course.
2. Space, region, tract, district.
3. Boundary, compass, boundary line, distance round.
4. Course, tour, round, perambulation, journey.
Circuitous, a.   Tortuous, devious, turning, winding, indirect, round about.
Circular, a.   Round, annular, ring-shaped.
Circulate, v. n.   1. Move round, move in a circle.
2. Spread, be diffused, have currency.
Circulate, v. a.   Spread, diffuse, disseminate, promulgate, propagate, give currency to, spread abroad.
Circulation, n.   1. Motion in a circle.
2. Diffusion, dissemination, promulgation, propagation.
3. Currency, money, circulating medium.
Circumambient, a.   Surrounding, encompassing, encircling, circling, circumjacent, ambient.
Circumference, n.   Periphery.
Circumjacent, a.   Surrounding, encompassing, encircling, ambient, circumambient, lying around.
Circumlocution, n.   Periphrasis, periphrase, circuit or compass of words, indirect expression, roundabout mode of speech.
Circumlocutory, a.   Periphrastical, periphrastic.
Circumnavigate, v. a.   Sail round.
Circumscribe, v. a.   Bound, encircle, surround, enclose, confine, restrict, limit, keep within bounds.
Circumspect, a.   Cautious, wary, careful, watchful, heedful, considerate, judicious, vigilant, attentive, discreet, prudent; not rash, heedless, or headlong.
Circumspection, n.   Caution, wariness, watchfulness, thoughtfulness, care, vigilance, attention, prudence, discretion.
Circumstance, n.   Incident, accident, subsidiary fact.
Circumstances, n. pl.   Situation, condition, position, state of affairs, pecuniary standing.
Circumstantial, a.   Particular, minute, detailed.
Circumvent, v. a.   Deceive, cheat, defraud, trick, cozen, overreach, delude, hoodwink, dupe, gull, bamboozle, chouse, outwit, diddle, beguile, mislead, inveigle, impose upon.
Circumvention, n.   Fraud, deception, imposition, imposture, deceit, cheat, cheating, trick, trickery.
Cirrus, n.   [pl. Cirri.] 1. (Bot.) Tendril, filament.
2. (ZoŚl.) Filamentary appendage.
3. (Meteor.) Curl cloud, cat's tail, mare's tail.
Cistern, n.   Reservoir, tank.
Citadel, n.   Fortress, castle, stronghold.
Citation, n.   1. Summons, official call or notice.
2. Quotation, extract, excerpt, quoted passage.
3. Enumeration, mention.
Cite, v. a.   1. Summon, send for.
2. Quote, adduce, extract.
3. Enumerate, mention, bring forward.
Citizen, n.   Inhabitant, resident, dweller.
City, n.   Incorporated town.
Civic, a.   Civil (as distinguished from military), municipal, political, not military.
Civil, a.   1. Civilized, not savage.
2. Municipal, political, civic, not military.
3. Intestine, domestic, not foreign.
4. Courteous, ceremonious, polite, refined, complaisant, urbane, obliging, affable, debonair, easy, gracious, well-bred.
Civilities, n. pl.   Acts of courtesy.
Civility, n.   Courtesy, courteousness, urbanity, politeness, affability, complaisance, amiability, suavity, good breeding, elegance of manners.
Civilization, n.   Culture, cultivation, refinement.
Civilize, v. a.   Refine, cultivate, educate, polish, enlighten, improve, humanize, reclaim from barbarism.
Clack, n.   1. Click, clink, tick, beat.
2. Prate, prattle, babble, babbling, gossip, palaver, cackle, gabble, gab, idle talk, small talk.
Clack, v. n.   1. Click, clink.
2. Prate, prattle, babble, gabble, chatter, jabber, clatter, gossip, talk idly.
Claim, v. a.   Require, ask, demand, challenge, call for.
Claim, v. n.   Derive a right, obtain a title.
Claim, n.   1. Demand, call, requisition.
2. Right, pretension, title, privilege.
Clairvoyance, n.   Seeing without eyes, seeing in a mesmeric state.
Clairvoyant, a.   Able to see without eyes, seeing by mesmeric influence.
Clam, v. a.   Clog (with glutinous matter).
Clamber, v. n.   Climb (with difficulty), scramble.
Clammy, a.   Viscous, glutinous, gummy, viscid, sticky, slimy, ropy, adhesive, dauby, smeary.
Clamor, n.   Outcry, vociferation, exclamation, noise, hullabaloo, hubbub, uproar, blare.
Clamor, v. n.   Vociferate, cry out, make outcries.
Clamorous, a.   Vociferous, noisy, boisterous, obstreperous, uproarious, blatant.
Clan, n.   1. Race, tribe, family.
2. Clique, COTERIE, set, gang, brotherhood, fraternity, sodality.
Clandestine, a.   Concealed (for a bad purpose), hidden, private, underhand, underhanded, sly.
Clang, n.   Clangor, clank, clash, clashing.
Clang, v. n.   Clank, clash.
Clangor, n.   Clang, clank.
Clank, v. n.   Clang, clash.
Clap, v. a.   1. Pat, strike gently.
2. Thrust, force, put hastily.
3. Applaud (by striking the hands together), cheer.
Clap, n.   1. Blow, knock, slap.
2. Explosion, burst.
3. Gonorrhœa, venereal disease.
Clap-trap, n.   Trick (for the sake of effect, as on the stage), sham, HUMBUG, feint, imposture, pretence, delusion, imposition, BAM.
Clap-trap, a.   Deceptive, delusive, counterfeit, sham, mock, spurious, false, make-believe.
Clarification, n.   Purification, clearing.
Clarify, v. a.   Purify, clear, make clear.
Clash, v. n.   1. Collide, come into collision, strike against each other.
2. Clank, clang.
3. Disagree, contend, interfere, be mutually opposed, act in a contrary direction.
Clash, n.   1. Collision.
2. Clang, clank, clangor, clashing.
3. Opposition, contradiction.
Clashing, n.   1. Clang, clank, clangor, clash.
2. Opposition, contradiction, hostility, enmity.
Clasp, v. a.   1. Fasten with a clasp.
2. Grasp, gripe, clutch, grapple, put the fingers around, lay hold of, fasten upon.
3. Embrace, hug.
Clasp, n.   1. Hook, catch, HASP.
2. Embrace, hug.
Class, n.   1. Rank or order (of persons).
2. Set (as of pupils pursuing the same studies).
3. Scientific division (of animate or inanimate objects, including orders, genera, and species), kind, sort.
4. Category, predicament.
Class, v. a.   Arrange, rank, range, classify, dispose, distribute, form into classes.
Class-fellow, n.   Classmate.
Classic, n.   First-rate work (of literature), work of the first class.
Classic, a.   1. First-rate, of the first class (in literature).
Classical, a.   1. First-rate, of the first class (in literature).
2. Greek or Latin.
3. Elegant, polished, refined, chaste, pure, Attic.
Classicalism, n.   Classicism; classical taste, idiom, style, or expression.
Classicism, n.   Classicalism.
Classification, n.   Arrangement, disposition, distribution, grouping, reducing to order.
Classify, v. a.   Arrange, class, distribute, dispose, form into classes, reduce to order.
Classmate, n.   Class-fellow.
Clatter, v. n.   1. Rattle.
2. Prate, prattle, babble, clack, gabble, clatter, jabber, talk loudly.
Clatter, n.   Rattling, clattering, clutter, confused noise.
Clattering, n.   Clatter, confused noise.
Clause, n.   1. Part or subdivision (of a sentence).
2. Article, provision, proviso, condition, stipulation.
Clavate, a.   (Bot. and ZoŚl.) Claviform, club-shaped.
Clavated, a.   (Bot. and ZoŚl.) Claviform, club-shaped.
Clavicle, n.   Collar-bone.
Claviform, a.   (Bot.) Clavate, clavated, club-shaped.
Clavis, n.   [L. pl. Claves; Eng. pl. Clavises.] Key, explanation, clew, guide.
Claw, n.   Talon.
Claw, v. a.   Tear (with the claws), scratch, lacerate, laniate.
Clay, n.   Argillaceous earth (consisting principally of alumina and silica).
Clean, a.   1. Unstained, unspotted, spotless, unsoiled, unsullied, immaculate, cleanly, neat.
2. Entire, complete, perfect, not defective.
3. Pure, innocent, free from moral impurity.
Clean, ad.   Entirely, completely, perfectly, altogether, wholly, thoroughly, fully, in air respects, in every respect, out and out.
Clean, v. a.   Cleanse, purify, make clean, free from dirt.
Cleanly, a.   Clean, neat, tidy.
Cleanly, ad.   Neatly, in a clean or neat manner.
Cleanse, v. a.   Purify, clean, make clean, free from dirt.
Cleansing, n.   Purification, purifying.
Cleansing, a.   Purifying, purgative, abstergent, cathartic.
Clear, a.   1. Transparent, bright, pellucid, limpid.
2. Unmixed, pure.
3. Unobstructed, unencumbered, free, open.
4. Serene, fair, cloudless, unclouded, sunny, unobscured, undimmed.
5. Net, without deductions.
6. Perspicuous, lucid, distinct, plain, intelligible.
7. Apparent, visible, palpable, evident, obvious, manifest, distinct, conspicuous, patent, unequivocal, unmistakable, indisputable, undeniable, unambiguous, unquestionable, not to be mistaken.
8. Perspicacious, sharp, acute, discerning, prompt, quick.
9. Innocent, unspotted, spotless, guiltless, sinless, irreproachable, unblemished, unsullied, undefiled, immaculate, clean.
10. Musical, silvery, sonorous, mellifluous, euphonious, not harsh, not jarring.
Clear, v. a.   1. Clarify, purify, refine, cleanse, make clear.
2. Free, loose, liberate, emancipate, disinthrall, set free.
3. Acquit, absolve, exonerate, discharge, justify, vindicate, set right.
4. extricate, disengage, disentangle, disembarrass.
5. Net, get or gain over and above expenses.
6. Pass by or over without touching.
Clearance, n.   1. Discharge, release, exoneration, acquittal.
2. (Com.) Permission to leave port, permission to sail.
Clear away, v. n.   Be fair, be fair weather, clear off, clear up.
Clear-headed, a.   Intelligent, discerning, clear-sighted, keen-sighted, shrewd, sagacious, acute, long-headed.
Clear of, Rid of, free from.
Clear off, Be fair, be fair weather, clear away, clear up.
Clear-sighted, a.   Discerning, INTELLIGENT, shrewd, sagacious, acute, long-headed, keen-sighted, clear-headed.
Clear up, (Neuter.) Be fair, be fair weather, clear off, clear away.
Clear up, (Active.) Explain, expound, make out, make plain.
Cleave, v. n.   1. Adhere, cohere, stick, hold, be attached.
2. Cling, be united, be joined.
3. Separate, divide, part, open, split, crack, be divided, be sundered, be severed.
Cleave, v. a.   Split, rive, tear asunder.
Cleavers, n.   Hariff, goose-grass, catch-weed, scratch-weed (Galium aparine).
Cleft, n.   Crevice, chink, fissure, rift, break, breach, gap, cranny, crack, interstice, opening, fracture, chap, chasm.
Clemency, n.   1. Lenity, mercy, gentleness, leniency, tenderness, kindness, compassion, fellow-feeling, long-suffering.
2. Mildness, softness.
Clement, a.   Lenient, merciful, compassionate, kind, indulgent, tender, gentle, humane, kind-hearted, tender-hearted.
Clepsydra, n.   Water-clock.
Clergy, n.   Ministers, clergymen, CLOTH, body of ecclesiastics (in distinction from the laity).
Clergyman, n.   Minister, divine, priest, pastor, parson, ecclesiastic, churchman.
Clerk, n.   1. Recorder, registrar, scribe, penman, accountant.
2. Assistant (in a place of business).
Clever, a.   1. Dexterous, skilful, apt, handy, ready, quick, smart, expert, able.
2. [U. S.] Kind, benign, amiable, obliging, accommodating, well-meaning, well-disposed, good-natured, kind-hearted.
Cleverness, n.   1. Dexterity, adroitness, skill, aptness, aptitude, readiness, quickness, smartness, expertness, ability.
2. [U. S.] Benignity, kindness, kindliness, amiability, kind-heartedness, fellow-feeling, good-nature.
Clew, n.   Guide, direction, CLAVIS, clue.
Click, v. n.   Tick, clack, clink, beat.
Click, n.   1. Tick, clack, clink, beat.
2. Pawl, detent, catch, ratchet.
Client, n.   1. Dependant.
2. Patron (of a lawyer).
Clientage, n.   Body of clients.
Cliental, a.   1. [Rare.] Dependent.
2. Of clients.
Cliff, n.   Crag, precipice, high and steep rock.
Climacteric, n.   Critical period of life.
Climate, n.   1. Clime, zone, region, country.
2. Weather, state of the atmosphere.
Climax, n.   1. (Rhet.) Gradation (in the structure of sentences), gradual rise.
2. Highest point, greatest degree.
Climb, v. n.   Mount or ascend (with difficulty), get up, creep up.
Climb, v. a.   Mount or ascend (with difficulty), clamber, scramble.
Clime, n.   Region, country, zone, climate.
Clinch, v. a.   1. Grasp, gripe, clasp, clutch, grapple, lay hold of.
2. Fasten, secure.
3. Confirm, fix, establish.
Clinch, n.   1. Pun, ambiguity, quibble, CALEMBOUR, DOUBLE-ENTENDRE, double meaning, play upon words.
2. Clincher, cramp, hold-fast.
Clincher, n.   1. Cramp, clinch, hold-fast.
2. Conclusive argument.
Cling, v. n.   Adhere, hold, stick, cleave, be attached, hold fast.
Clink, v. n.   Click, clack.
Clink, n.   Click, clack.
Clip, v. a.   1. Cut.
2. Prune, curtail, cut short.
Clip, n.   1. Shearing, cutting.
2. Quantity sheared (as of wool).
3. [Colloquial, U. S.] Blow (with the hand), rap, knock.
Clique, n.   [Fr.] [Generally used in a bad sense.] Coterie, club, brotherhood, sodality, clan, junto, CABAL, CAMARILLA, party, gang, set, private or exclusive association.
Cloak, n.   1. Mantle.
2. Mask, veil, cover, blind.
Cloak, v. a.   Mask, hide, veil, cover.
Clod, n.   1. Lump of earth.
2. Ground, earth, turf, sod.
Clodhopper, n.   Rustic, peasant, countryman, boor, swain, hind, bumpkin, ploughman, clown.
Clod-poll, n.   Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Clog, v. a.   1. Trammel, shackle, fetter.
2. Obstruct, impede, hinder, restrain, embarrass, cumber, encumber, CLAM.
Clog, n.   1. Trammel, fetter, shackle, drag weight, dead weight.
2. Impediment, encumbrance, hinderance, obstacle, obstruction, check, drawback.
Cloister, n.   Convent, monastery, abbey, nunnery, priory.
Cloisteral, a.   Recluse, solitary, secluded, sequestered, monastic.
Close, v. a.   1. Shut, shut up.
2. Stop, obstruct, choke, stop up.
3. Conclude, finish, terminate, end, complete, bring to a period.
Close, v. n.   1. Unite, coalesce, come together, be brought together.
2. Terminate, end, be concluded.
Close, n.   End, conclusion, termination.
Close, a.   1. Tight, closed, shut fast.
2. Hidden, secret, private.
3. Reserved, taciturn, reticent, secretive, not communicative, of few words.
4. Retired, withdrawn, concealed, secluded, pent up.
5. Confined, stagnant, motionless.
6. Oppressive, uncomfortable.
7. Dense, compact, solid, compressed, firm, thick.
8. Near, approaching nearly.
9. Intense, intent, unremitting, earnest, fixed.
10. Faithful, accurate, precise, exact, strict, nice.
11. Parsimonious, stingy, penurious, miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, close-handed, mean, illiberal, ungenerous.
Close by, Very near, within a short distance, hard by.
Close-fisted, a.   Penurious, parsimonious, stingy, miserly, niggardly, mean, close, grasping, close-handed, with an itching palm.
Close-handed, a.   Close-fisted.
Closet, n.   Cabinet, small room.
Close up, Unite, join, consolidate, bring together.
Close with, 1. Accede to, consent to, agree to.
2. Agree with, make an agreement with.
3. Grapple with.
Clot, n.   Concretion, coagulation, crassament, CRASSAMENTUM.
Clot, v. n.   Concrete, coagulate.
Cloth, n.   1. Woven fabric.
2. [With The prefixed.] Clergy, clerical profession.
Clothe, v. a.   1. Dress, attire, apparel, array, robe, put garments upon.
2. Provide garments for, provide with clothes, furnish with raiment.
3. Invest (with authority, &c.).
Clothes, n. pl.   Garments, raiment, apparel, attire, vesture, vestments, dress, clothing, garb, costume, habiliments, habits.
Clothing, n.   Garments, CLOTHES.
Cloud, n.   1. Nebulosity, haze, mist, fog, vapor, collection of vapor.
2. Dense mass (as of smoke).
3. Darkness, obscurity, gloom.
Cloud, v. a.   1. Darken, obscure, dim, shade, shadow.
2. Variegate (with dark veins or spots).
Cloud-compeller, n.   Jupiter, Jove.
Cloudy, a.   1. Clouded, murky, lowering, lurid, overcast.
2. Obscure, dark, dim, not clear.
3. Gloomy, dismal, not cheerful.
Clown, n.   1. Rustic, peasant, swain, ploughman, countryman, bumpkin, lout, clodpole, boor, hind.
2. Churl, ill-bred man.
3. Buffoon, fool, mountebank, harlequin, jester, droll, punch, zany, scaramouch, merry Andrew, jack-pudding, pickle-herring.
Clownish, a.   1. Rustic, boorish, loutish, coarse, rough, awkward, clumsy, ungainly.
2. Rude, impolite, uncivil, ill-bred, ill-mannered.
Cloy, v. a.   Satiate, glut, surfeit, pall, sate.
Club, n.   1. Bludgeon, cudgel.
2. Association, society, company, set, fraternity, sodality, COTERIE, CLIQUE.
Club, v. n.   Co-operate, unite together, act in concert, club together.
Club-house, n.   Casino.
Clue, n.   Guide, direction, clew, CLAVIS.
Clump, n.   Cluster, bunch, group, assemblage.
Clumsy, a.   1. Unwieldy, ponderous, heavy, lumbering, ill-shaped, ill-made.
2. Awkward, unhandy, bungling, maladroit, inapt, unskilful, without dexterity.
Cluster, n.   Clump, bunch, group, assemblage, COMA.
Cluster, v. n.   Grow in bunches, grow in clusters, collect together.
Clutch, v. a.   Grasp, gripe, grapple, seize, catch, snatch, lay hold of, fasten upon.
Clutch, n.   Grasp, gripe, seizure.
Clutches, n. pl.   1. Paws, talons.
2. Hands (implying rapacity or cruelly).
Clutter, n.   1. Bustle, clatter, clattering, confused noise.
2. Confused mass.
Clypeiform, a.   Scutate, shield-shaped.
Clyster, n.   Injection, enema, lavement.
Coadjutor, n.   Assistant, helper, co-operator, auxiliary, colleague, partner, aider, ally, abettor, co-aid.
Coagulate, v. a. & n.   Curdle, concrete, thicken, clot.
Coagulation, n.   1. Curdling, concretion.
2. Clot, coagulum.
Coagulum, n.   Clot, coagulation.
Co-aid, n.   Assistant, COADJUTOR.
Coalesce, v. n.   1. Unite, combine, blend, come together, become consolidated.
2. Concur, fraternize, come to an agreement.
Coal-fish, n.   Cudden (Gades carbonarius).
Coal-hod, n.   Coal-scuttle.
Coalition n.   Union, alliance, confederacy, federation, confederation, league, combination, copartnership, compact, federal compact, federal union.
Coal-measures, n. pl.   Bed of coal, strata of coal, carboniferous group.
Coal-mine, n.   Colliery, coal-pit.
Coal-pit, n.   Colliery, coal-mine.
Coal-scuttle, n.   Coal-hod.
Coarse, a.   1. Of large size.
2. Of large fibres or particles.
3. Crude, rough, impure, unpurified.
4. Gross, broad, indelicate, indecent, vulgar, not refined.
5. Rude, unpolished, uncivil, impolite, gruff, bluff, bearish, brutal.
6. Mean, vile, inelegant.
Coast, n.   1. [Rare.] Border, frontier.
2. Shore, beach, strand, seaboard, seaside, seacoast.
Coast, v. n.   1. Sail along the coast.
2. Slide down a hill (on a sled).
Coat, n.   1. Outer garment (of men).
2. Cover, covering, integument, coating.
Coat, v. a.   Cover, spread a covering over.
Coating, n.   Covering, coat.
Coax, v. a.   Wheedle, cajole, flatter, cog, persuade by fondling, prevail upon by flattery.
Cob, n.   1. Sea-mew, sea-cob, gull, mew.
2. Horse (short-legged and stout).
3. [U. S.] Spike (of maize), corn-cob.
Cobble, v. a.   Botch, tinker, patch up, mend clumsily.
Cobble, n.   Cobble-stone, small round stone.
Cobble-stone, n.   Cobble.
Cobbler, n.   1. Mender of shoes.
2. Clumsy workman.
Cobra, n.   Hooded snake, COBRA-DE-CAPELLO.
Cobra-de-Capello, n.   [Port.] Cobra, hooded snake, spectacled snake (Naja tripudians).
Cobweb, n.   Spider's web.
Cochineal, n.   Cochineal insect (killed by boiling water, and dried in the sun).
Cochleary, a.   Cochleate, COCHLEATED, spiral, spiry, screw-shaped.
Cochleate, a.   Spiral, COCHLEARY.
Cochleated, a.   Spiral, COCHLEARY.
Cock, n.   Chanticleer, ROOSTER.
Cock-a-hoop, a.   Boasting, boastful, bragging, vaunting, vaporing, blustering, exulting, triumphant.
Cock-and-bull story, Absurd story, exaggerated tale.
Cockatrice, n.   Basilisk.
Cockchafer, n.   May-bug, dor, dor-bug, tree-beetle, dor-beetle, May-beetle, dummador (Melontha vulgaris).
Cock-crowing, n.   Dawn, day-break, peep of day, first blush of the morning.
Cocker, v. a.   [Rare.] Indulge (unduly), fondle, pamper.
Cockerel, n.   Young cock or rooster.
Cockering, n.   Indulgence (to excess), pampering, humoring.
Cock-eyed, a.   Squint-eyed.
Cockle, v. a.   Wrinkle, corrugate, pucker, gather into folds.
Cockling, a.   Curling, ruffled.
Cock-loft, n.   Garret, loft, attic, upper story.
Cocksure, a.   [Colloquial.] Very sure, quite sure, quite certain, very confident.
Cod, n.   Codfish (Morrhua vulgaris).
Coddle, v. a.   1. Parboil, boil slightly.
2. Humor, coax, cajole, wheedle, court, STUFF, pay court to, fawn upon, curry favor with, try to win by adulation.
3. Fondle, caress, pet, treat with fondness, make much of.
Code, n.   Digest, collection of laws.
Codfish, n.   Cod.
Codger, n.   1. Miser, niggard, churl, curmudgeon, lick-penny, skinflint, scrimp, hunks, screw, muckworm.
2. Queer old man, eccentric person.
Codicil, n.   Supplement or postscript (to a will).
Codify, v. a.   Digest, systematize, reduce to a code or digest.
Cœliac, a.   Of the belly.
Cœliac passion, Chronic diarrhœa.
Co-equal, a.   Co-ordinate, on a level, on a par.
Coerce, v. a.   1. Restrain, curb, check, put under restraint.
2. Compel, force, drive, constrain.
Coercion, n.   1. Restraint, check, curb.
2. Compulsion, constraint.
Coercive, a.   1. Coercing, checking, restraining.
2. Constraining, compelling, compulsory.
Coetaneous, a.   Coeval.
Coeval, a.   Coetaneous, of the same age.
Co-exist, v. n.   Exist together, exist at the same time.
Coexistent, a.   Simultaneous, synchronous.
Coffer, n.   1. Money-chest, strong-box, safe.
2. [Arch.] Sunken panel.
Cog, v. a.   1. Coax, wheedle.
2. Furnish with cogs.
Cog, v. n.   Deceive, CHEAT.
Cog, n.   1. Trick, deceit, fraud, cheat.
2. Tooth (of a wheel).
Cogency, n.   Force, strength, power.
Cogent, a.   Forcible, effective, powerful, urgent, potent, irresistible, resistless, convincing, conclusive.
Cogitate, v. n.   Meditate, think, reflect, consider, ponder, deliberate, ruminate, muse.
Cogitation, n.   Meditation, thought, reflection, deliberation.
Cognate, a.   Allied, akin, kin, related, kindred, similar, analogous, alike, of a piece.
Cognition, n.   Knowledge, cognizance.
Cognizance, n.   Knowledge, cognition, observation.
Cognizant of, Aware of, acquainted with, familiar with, conversant with, having knowledge of.
Cognomen, n.   Surname, family name.
Cohabit, v. n.   Live together (as husband and wife).
Co-heir, n.   Joint heir.
Cohere, v. n.   1. Adhere, cleave, unite, hold, stick together, hold together.
2. Suit, fit, agree, square, quadrate, tally, coincide, comport.
Coherence, n.   1. Cohesion, union, connection, dependence.
2. Consistency, congruity, correspondence, harmony, agreement.
Coherency, n.   1. Cohesion, union, connection, dependence.
2. Consistency, congruity, correspondence, harmony, agreement.
Coherent, a.   1. Connected, united, sticking together.
2. Consistent, congruous, logical.
Cohesion, n.   Coherence, sticking together.
Coiffure, n.   Head-dress.
Coil, v. a.   Gather into a coil.
Coil, n.   Convolution, BIGHT, circular heap.
Coin, n.   Specie, cash, metallic money, hard money, stamped money.
Coin, v. a.   1. Convert (metal) into money by stamping.
2. Invent, fabricate, devise, create.
Coinage, n.   1. Coin.
2. Invention, fabrication, creation.
Coincide, v. n.   1. Correspond, quadrate, square, tally, cohere.
2. Agree, concur, harmonize, be of the same mind.
Coincidence, n.   1. Correspondence.
2. Agreement, concurrence, consistency.
Coincident, a.   1. Correspondent, tallying, squaring.
2. Agreeing, concurring, concurrent.
Coition, n.   Copulation.
Cold, a.   1. Frigid, GELID, cool, not warm, not hot.
2. Bleak, raw, biting, cutting, nipping, frosty, icy, wintry, hyemal, brumal.
3. Chilly, chill, shivering.
4. Apathetic, phlegmatic, stoical, unfeeling, unsusceptible, unimpressible, passionless, cold-blooded, sluggish, torpid, lukewarm, dead, indifferent, unconcerned.
5. Unaffecting, uninteresting.
Cold, n.   1. Absence of warmth, privation of heat.
2. Coldness, chilliness.
3. Catarrh, cough (or other inflammatory disease produced by exposure to cold).
Cold-blooded, a.   1. With cold blood.
2. Unfeeling, apathetic, passionless, COLD, cold-hearted, hard-hearted, cruel.
Cold-hearted, a.   Unfeeling, COLD-BLOODED.
Colewort, n.   Kale.
Colic, n.   Belly-ache, pain in the bowels.
Collapse, n.   1. Falling together, falling in (as the sides of a flue).
2. (Med.) Prostration, exhaustion, extreme depression.
Collapse, v. n.   Fall together, fall in.
Collar, n.   Neck-band.
Collar-bone, n.   Clavicle.
Collate, v. a.   Compare, bring into comparison, estimate relatively.
Collateral, a.   1. Indirect, subordinate, not directly to the point.
2. Corroboratory, confirmatory, concurrent.
Collation, n.   1. Comparison.
2. Meal (less than a feast), repast, entertainment, treat.
Colleague, n.   Associate (in some office, especially in that of a clergyman), coadjutor, co-operator, assistant, helper, alder, co-aid, partner, ally.
Collect, v. a.   1. Gather, assemble, muster, bring together, scrape together.
2. Accumulate, amass, aggregate, garner, heap up, garner up.
3. Infer, deduce, consider probable.
Collection, n.   1. Assemblage, group, cluster, gathering, crowd.
2. Accumulation, heap, mass, hoard, store, pile, aggregation.
3. Contribution (for charitable purposes).
Collect one's self, Recover from surprise, recover one's self-possession, become calm.
College, n.   1. Society (of persons engaged in common pursuits), community, body.
2. University, literary institution or seminary of learning (of the highest class).
3. College edifice or building.
Collide, v. n.   Clash, come into collision, strike against each other.
Colliery, n.   Coal-mine, coal-pit.
Collision, n.   1. Clash, shock, concussion.
2. Opposition, interference, clashing, conflict.
Collocate, v. a.   [Rare.] Place, set, dispose, arrange.
Collocation, n.   Arrangement, disposition, grouping.
Collop, n.   Slice (of meat), RASHER.
Colloquial, a.   Conversational.
Colloquy, n.   Dialogue, conversation, conference, talk, discourse.
Collude, v. n.   Participate in fraud, conspire fraudulently.
Collusion, n.   1. Covin, participation in fraud.
2. Artifice (practised in pursuance of some secret agreement), fraud, deceit.
Collusive, a.   Deceitful, fraudulent, deceptive, dishonest, covinous.
Collyrium, n.   [L.] (Med.) Eye-water, wash or lotion for the eyes.
Colocynth, n.   Coloquintida, bitter-apple, bitter-cucumber.
Cologne, n.   Eau-de-Cologne.
Cologne-water, n.   Eau-de-Cologne.
Coloquintida, n.   Colocynth, bitter-apple, bitter-cucumber.
Color, n.   1. Hue, tint, tinge, shade.
2. Pigment, paint.
3. Plea, pretext, pretence, excuse, guise, disguise, semblance, appearance, make-shift, false show.
Color, v. a.   1. Tinge, dye, paint, stain.
2. Disguise, varnish, gloss over, make plausible.
Color, v. n.   Redden, blush, show color.
Color-blindness, n.   Daltonism.
Colorless, a.   Uncolored, hueless, untinged, achromatic.
Color-sergeant, n.   Ensign, standard-bearer.
Colophony, n.   Resin (from the pine), rosin.
Colors, n. pl.   Flag, standard, ensign, banner.
Colossal, a.   Gigantic, huge, monstrous, immense, enormous, prodigious, Cyclopean, Herculean.
Colossus, n.   Gigantic statue.
Colporter, n.   Pedler (of religious books), hawker of tracts.
Colt, n.   Young horse (male or female).
Coltish, a.   Frisky, rampant, playful, frolicsome, sportive, gay.
Columbary, n.   Dove-cot, pigeon-house.
Column, n.   1. Pillar (that is round).
2. File, line, row.
Coma, n.   1. (Med.) Lethargy, dozing, stupor, drowsiness (from disease).
2. (Astron.) Envelope.
3. (Bot.) Tuft, cluster, bunch, clump.
Comatose, a.   Lethargic, drowsy (from disease), dozing, stupid, stupefied.
Comatous, a.   Lethargic, drowsy (from disease), dozing, stupid, stupefied.
Combat, v. n.   Fight, contend, struggle, contest, war.
Combat, v. a.   Oppose, resist, withstand, contend against, battle with, struggle with, war against.
Combat, n.   Battle, fight, conflict, engagement, action, contest, encounter, rencounter, skirmish, brush, affair.
Combatant, n.   Fighter, CHAMPION, warrior.
Combativeness, n.   Propensity to fight.
Combination, n.   1. Union, conjunction, connection, association.
2. Alliance, coalition, confederacy, league, complot, conspiracy, cabal.
3. Mixture, compound, amalgamation.
Combine, v. a.   1. Unite, join together.
2. Mix, blend, incorporate, amalgamate, compound, put together.
Combine, v. n.   Coalesce, be united.
Combustibility, n.   Combustibleness, inflammability, inflammableness.
Combustible, a.   Inflammable.
Combustibleness, n.   Combustibility.
Combustion, n.   Conflagration, burning.
Come, v. n.   1. Approach, advance, draw near, tend hitherward.
2. Arrive, get to, reach or attain any place or point.
3. Proceed, issue, arise, result, follow, flow, ensue, originate, be derived, be due or owing, take rise.
4. Happen, occur, befall, betide, take place, come to pass, fall out.
Come about, Happen, come to pass.
Come at, Reach, obtain, get at.
Come by, Get, obtain, gain, get possession of.
Comedian, n.   Comic actor.
Come home, 1. Get home, reach home.
2. Touch closely, interest deeply, concern especially.
Come in, 1. Enter.
2. Accrue (as gain).
Come in for, Make a claim for.
Come into, 1. Enter.
2. Comply with, assent to, fall in with.
Comeliness, n.   1. Propriety, fitness, suitableness.
2. Symmetry, grace, gracefulness, beauty.
Comely, a.   1. Becoming, fitting, suitable, seemly, decorous, decent.
2. Symmetrical, graceful, handsome, beautiful, PRETTY.
Come near, Approximate, approach.
Come of, Proceed, issue, grow out of.
Come on, 1. Advance.
2. Succeed, thrive.
Come-outer, n.   [U. S.] Radical, radical reformer.
Come round, Change, veer.
Come short, Fail, be deficient, be wanting.
Comet, n.   Blazing star.
Come to, 1. Consent, yield.
2. Amount to.
3. Recover (as from fainting).
Come to a head, 1. Mature, suppurate, fester.
2. Come to a crisis.
Come to grief, [Colloquial.] 1. Fail, result disastrously.
2. Be ruined, meet with disaster.
Come to hand, Be received.
Come to one's self, Recover one's senses.
Come to pass, 1. Happen, chance, occur, befall, betide, fall out.
2. Be fulfilled.
Come to the gallows, Be hanged.
Come up, 1. Rise, ascend.
2. Shoot (as a plant from the earth), spring up.
Come up with, Overtake.
Comfit, n.   Sweetmeat (dry), confection, confect, conserve, preserve.
Comfort, v. a.   Solace, console, cheer, gladden, encourage, inspirit, enliven, animate, revive, refresh, invigorate, relieve, strengthen.
Comfort, n.   1. Support, assistance, aid, help, succor, countenance.
2. Solace, consolation, encouragement, relief.
3. Ease, enjoyment, satisfaction.
Comfortable, a.   1. Agreeable, pleasant, pleasurable, grateful, gratifying, acceptable, welcome.
2. Snug, convenient, adapted for comfort.
3. [U. S.] At ease, free from pain.
Comforter, n.   1. Consoler.
2. Paraclete, Holy Spirit, Spirit of Truth.
3. [U. S.] Stuffed coverlet, wadded quilt.
Comfortless, a.   1. Forlorn, cheerless, desolate, wretched, miserable.
2. Inconsolable, disconsolate, woebegone, heart-broken, broken-hearted.
Comic, a.   Droll, funny, farcical, ludicrous, laughable, diverting, sportive, humorous.
Comical, a.   Droll, funny, farcical, ludicrous, laughable, diverting, sportive, humorous.
Coming, n.   Approach, advent, arrival.
Coming, a.   Future, to come.
Comity, n.   Courtesy, civility, amenity, politeness, suavity, urbanity, affability, good breeding, good manners.
Command, v. a.   1. Order, direct, bid, charge, require, enjoin.
2. Rule, govern, sway, control, lead, preside over.
3. Claim, challenge.
4. Overlook, have under range of vision.
Command, v. n.   Govern, rule, exercise authority, have control, take the lead, rule the roost.
Command, n.   1. Order, direction, injunction, mandate, behest, bidding, charge, requisition, commandment, word of command.
2. Rule, sway, authority, power, dominion, government, control, ascendancy, supremacy.
Commander, n.   Chief, chieftain, leader, captain.
Commandment, n.   Mandate, precept, command.
Comme il faut, [Fr.] Right, fit, proper, appropriate, seemly, meet, becoming, as it should be.
Commemorate, v. a.   Celebrate, solemnize.
Commemoration, n.   Celebration, solemnization.
Commemorative, a.   Memorial.
Commence, v. n.   1. Begin, originate, take rise.
2. Take the first step, make a beginning, break ground, break the ice.
Commence, v. a.   Begin, institute, originate, enter upon, set about, set on foot, set in operation.
Commencement, n.   Beginning, outset, opening.
Commend, v. a.   1. Recommend, bespeak regard for.
2. Commit, intrust, yield.
3. Praise, extol, applaud, laud, eulogize, cry up, speak well of, say a good word for, sing or sound the praises of.
Commendable, a.   Laudable, praiseworthy, to be commended.
Commendation, n.   1. Recommendation, approval, approbation, good opinion.
2. Praise, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, good word.
Commendations, n. pl.   Regards, compliments, respects.
Commendatory, a.   Commending, laudatory, eulogistic, complimentary, encomiastic, panegyrical.
Commensurable, a.   Commeasurable, commensurate.
Commensurate, a.   1. Commeasurable, commensurable.
2. Proportionate, equal, coextensive.
Comment, v. n.   Annotate, make notes, make comments or remarks.
Comment, n.   1. Annotation, note, explanation, elucidation, illustration, exposition, commentary.
2. Remark, observation.
Commentary, n.   1. Comment.
2. Book of comments.
3. Memoir, familiar narrative.
Commentator, n.   Annotator, expositor, writer of comments.
Commerce, n.   1. Dealing, trade, traffic, business.
2. Intercourse, communication.
Commercial, a.   Trading, MERCANTILE, skilled in commerce.
Commination, n.   Threatening, threat, menace, denunciation.
Commingle, v. a.   Blend, mix, commix, mingle, amalgamate, mingle together.
Comminute, v. a.   Pulverize, triturate, grind, bruise, bray, break to pieces.
Comminution, n.   Pulverization, trituration.
Commiserate, v. a.   Pity, compassionate, have pity for, sympathize with, feel for, feel sorry for, condole with.
Commiseration, n.   Compassion, sympathy, pity, condolence, fellow-feeling.
Commission, n.   1. Perpetration.
2. Warrant of authority.
3. Trust, charge, office, care, duty, task, employment, errand.
4. Allowance, fee, compensation.
5. Delegation, body of commissioners.
Commission, v. a.   1. Authorize, empower, give a commission to.
2. Depute, delegate, send on a commission.
Commissioner, n.   Agent.
Commissure, n.   Seam, joint.
Commit, v. a.   1. Intrust, consign, confide, give in trust.
2. Deposit, put, place, lay.
3. Perpetrate, enact, do, perform.
4. Imprison, send to prison.
5. Engage, pledge, implicate.
6. Compromit, endanger, bring into danger, put at hazard, put in jeopardy.
Commitment, n.   Imprisonment, committal.
Committal, n.   Commitment.
Committee, n.   Board.
Commix, v. a.   Blend, mingle, commingle, mix, amalgamate.
Commixture, n.   Intermixture, admixture, mixture, composition, compound, amalgamation.
Commode, n.   Small sideboard.
Commodious, a.   Convenient, useful, advantageous, suitable, fit, proper.
Commodity, n.   Article of merchandise.
Commodities, n. pl.   Merchandise, wares, goods, produce.
Common, a.   1. Public, belonging to all, for the use of all.
2. General, universal, used by all.
3. Usual, frequent, habitual, customary, every-day, often met with.
4. Trite, stale, threadbare, hackneyed, commonplace, not new, worn out.
5. Ordinary, vulgar, low, inferior, not distinguished (by high birth, attainments or character).
Commonalty, n.   The common people (below the orders of nobility), the lower classes.
Commoner, n.   Middle-man.
Common-law, n.   Unwritten law.
Commonplace, a.   Trite, stale, hackneyed, ordinary, common, threadbare, not new, worn out.
Common run, 1. Common or ordinary course.
2. Generality, mass, ordinary class.
Commons, n. pl.   1. Lower house of Parliament, House of Commons.
2. Provisions, food, fare.
Common-sense, n.   Wisdom, good sense, plain sense, sound judgment, natural sagacity.
Commonwealth, n.   1. State, realm, nation, republic, body politic, popular government, representative government.
2. The public, the people, the community, body of the people.
Commotion, n.   1. Agitation, disturbance, perturbation.
2. Turmoil, turbulence, tumult, disorder, violence, bustle, pother, ado, TO-DO.
Commune, v. n.   1. Converse, communicate, discourse, speak, talk, hold intercourse.
2. [U. S.] Receive the communion, partake of the Lord's Supper.
Communicant, n.   Partaker, sharer, participator.
Communicate, v. a.   1. Impart, give, bestow, CONFER.
2. Disclose, reveal, divulge, declare, announce, make known.
Communicate, v. n.   1. Have connection (by a passage).
2. Correspond, have intercourse.
Communication, n.   1. Imparting, giving.
2. Intercourse, conversation, conference, commerce.
3. Connection (by a passage).
Communicative, a.   Free, unreserved, open, sociable, social, affable, conversable.
Communion, n.   1. Participation, fellowship, converse, intercourse.
2. Eucharist, Sacrament, Lord's Supper.
Communism, n.   Socialism, Fourierism, Phalansterism, Humanitarianism, Saint Simonianism.
Community, n.   1. Common or joint possession.
2. [With The prefixed.] Commonwealth, people, public, society, body politic.
3. Association, brotherhood, college.
Commutation, n.   1. Exchange.
2. (Law.) Substitution (of a less for a greater punishment).
Commute, v. a.   1. Exchange.
2. Substitute.
Compact, n.   Agreement, contract, covenant, stipulation, bargain, treaty, concordat, convention, pact, arrangement.
Compact, v. a.   Consolidate, condense, compress, join closely, press together.
Compact, a.   1. Close, dense, solid, firm, compressed, pressed together, closely put together, of firm texture.
2. Pithy, terse, concise, laconic, sententious, short, brief, compendious, succinct, pointed, full of meaning, not loose, not verbose, not prolix.
Companion, n.   1. Comrade, associate, mate, fellow, CONSORT, compeer, boon companion.
2. Partner, partaker, participator, participant, sharer.
Companionship, n.   Fellowship, association, company, society.
Company, n.   1. Assemblage, assembly, body, gathering, group, circle, troop, crew, gang, set, concourse, congregation.
2. Party, meeting of friends, social meeting.
3. Visitor, visitors, guests.
4. Fellowship, companionship, society.
5. Corporation, association, partnership, copartnership, firm, house, joint concern.
Comparable, a.   To be compared.
Comparative, a.   1. Comparing, able to compare.
2. Judged by comparison, not positive, not absolute.
Comparatively, ad.   By comparison, not positively.
Compare, v. a.   1. Collate (followed by with), bring into comparison, estimate relatively.
2. Liken (followed by to) show the resemblance of.
Compare, v. n.   Bear a comparison, admit of comparison.
Compare, n.   [Poetical.] Comparison.
Comparison, n.   1. Collation, COMPARE, relative estimate, comparative estimate.
2. Simile, similitude.
Compartment, n.   Division, section, separate part.
Compass, v. a.   1. Encompass, environ, surround, encircle, enclose, engird, compass about.
2. Besiege, invest, beset, hem in, hedge in, wall in, lay siege to.
3. Attain, obtain, procure, accomplish, effect, perform, achieve, consummate, realize, carry, bring about, bring to pass.
4. (Law.) Meditate, contrive, plot, purpose, intend, devise.
Compass, n.   1. Stretch, reach, extent, range.
2. Circuit, round, circular course.
Compassable, a.   Attainable, to be attained.
Compasses, n. pl.   Dividers.
Compassion, n.   Pity, commiseration, sympathy, tenderness, kindness, kindliness, clemency, fellow-feeling, bowels of compassion, melting mood.
Compassionate, a.   Tender, sympathetic, merciful, benignant, gracious, clement, kind, inclined to pity, full of compassion.
Compassionate, v. a.   Pity, commiserate.
Compatible with, Consistent with, consonant with, congruous with, accordant with, agreeable to, suitable to, in keeping with, reconcilable with, in harmony with.
Compatriot, n.   Fellow-countryman.
Compeer, n.   Companion, mate, equal, peer, associate, fellow, comrade.
Compel, v. a.   Force, oblige, constrain, coerce, drive, necessitate.
Compellation, n.   Style of address, ceremonious title, formal appellation.
Compend, n.   Abridgment, compendium, conspectus, summary, abstract, epitome, digest, synopsis, syllabus, breviary, brief, sum and substance.
Compendious, a.   Brief, concise, short, abridged, summary, succinct, comprehensive.
Compendium, n.   Abridgment, COMPEND.
Compensate, v. a.   1. Counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, make up for.
2. Recompense, remunerate, reward.
3. Requite, indemnify, reimburse, make amends to.
Compensate, v. n.   Atone, make compensation, make amends.
Compensation, n.   1. Recompense, remuneration, reward.
2. Requital, satisfaction, indemnity, indemnification, reparation, amends.
Compete, v. n.   Contend, strive, struggle, cope, enter the lists, be rivals.
Competence, n.   1. Ability, ableness, capableness, capacity, qualification, suitableness, fitness.
2. Sufficiency, adequateness, adequacy, enough.
Competency, n.   1. Ability, ableness, capableness, capacity, qualification, suitableness, fitness.
2. Sufficiency, adequateness, adequacy, enough.
Competent, a.   1. Able, capable, qualified, endowed.
2. Adequate, adapted, convenient, sufficient, suitable, fit.
3. Incident, belonging.
Competition, n.   Rivalry, RIVALSHIP, emulation, contest (for the same object).
Competitive, a.   Competing, prompted by emulation.
Competitor, n.   Rival, antagonist, opponent, rival candidate.
Compilation, n.   1. Book-making.
2. Selection (of literary matter), book of selections.
Compile, v. a.   Write (by selecting from other works), prepare, compose, get up.
Complacence, n.   1. Satisfaction, gratification, pleasure, content, contentment.
2. Civility, courtesy, politeness, complaisance.
Complacency, n.   1. Satisfaction, gratification, pleasure, content, contentment.
2. Civility, courtesy, politeness, complaisance.
Complacent, a.   1. Pleased, satisfied, gratified, contented.
2. Civil, polite, courteous, affable, easy, obliging, urbane, COMPLAISANT, gracious.
Complain, v. n.   Murmur, lament, bewail, grumble, croak, find fault.
Complain of, v. a.   1. Express a feeling or sensation of.
2. Inform against, make charges against.
Complainant, n.   Plaintiff.
Complainer, n.   Murmurer, censurer, grumbler, croaker, fault-finder.
Complaining, a.   Querulous, murmuring, querimonious, fault-finding.
Complaint, n.   1. Murmur, lamention, plaint, lament, wail.
2. Malady, disease, ailment, ail, illness, indisposition, disorder, distemper, sickness.
3. Accusation, charge, information against.
Complaisance, n.   Civility, courtesy, politeness, urbanity, suavity, condescension, complacence, affability, good-breeding.
Complaisant, a.   Courteous, polite, affable, civil, obliging, gracious, complacent, debonair, familiar, easy, well-bred.
Complement, n.   Full number, full quantity.
Complete, a.   1. Perfect, full, thorough, consummate, clean, not deficient.
2. Total, entire, whole, undivided, unbroken, undiminished, unimpaired, integral.
3. Completed, finished, concluded, consummated, ended.
Complete, v. a.   1. Finish, perfect, consummate, accomplish, achieve, perform, effect, effectuate, execute, terminate, end, conclude, bring to a close, give the finishing touch to, put the finishing hand to, put the seal to.
2. Fulfil, realize, come up to, bring to pass.
Completion, n.   1. Consummation, accomplishment, performance, execution, conclusion, finishing, finishing touch.
2. Fulfilment, realization.
Complex, a.   1. Compounded, compound, composite, not simple.
2. Complicated, complicate, entangled, intricate, involved.
Complexion, n.   1. Color, hue, or tint (of the face).
2. Appearance, aspect, look.
Complexity, n.   Intricacy, complication, entanglement.
Compliance, n.   1. Concession, submission, obedience.
2. Acquiescence, assent, consent, agreement, concurrence.
Compliant, a.   Yielding, submissive, obedient, obsequious.
Complicate, v. a.   Involve, entangle, make complex, make intricate.
Complicate, a.   Complex, complicated.
Complicated, a.   Involved, entangled, complex, complicate.
Complication, n.   Complexity, intricacy, entanglement.
Compliment, n.   Praise, commendation, encomium, laudation, flattering remark, good word.
Compliment, v. a.   Praise, commend, flatter (by expressions of civility).
Complimentary, a.   Commendatory, laudatory, encomiastic.
Complot, n.   (Rare.) Conspiracy, machination, intrigue, cabal, plot, combination.
Comply with, 1. Observe, perform, fulfil, discharge, meet, satisfy, complete, adhere to, be faithful to, carry into effect.
2. Yield to, consent to, assent to, accede to, agree to, conform to, acquiesce in, give consent to.
Component, a.   Composing, constituting, constituent.
Component, n.   Constituent, element, ingredient, component part.
Comport, v. n.   Agree, accord, harmonize, tally, correspond, square, fall in, chime in.
Comport with, Suit, fit, agree with, accord with, square with, chime in with, be suitable to.
Compose, v. a.   1. Constitute, form, make, compound, put together, make up.
2. Indite, write, frame, draw up, put or set down in writing, express by writing.
3. Adjust, settle, regulate.
4. Tranquillize, assuage, soothe, appease, pacify, calm, still, quiet, quell.
Composed, a.   Calm, quiet, unruffled, undisturbed, unmoved, tranquil, placid, sedate, collected, imperturbable, cool.
Composite, a.   Compounded.
Composition, n.   1. Constitution, formation, making.
2. Compound, mixture.
3. Union, conjunction, combination.
4. Writing, literary work.
5. Compromise, agreement.
Compost, n.   Manure, fertilizer, fertilizing mixture.
Composure, n.   Quiet, tranquillity, calmness, sedateness, placidity, coolness.
Compotation, n.   Jollification, revel, revelling, revelry, SPREE, debauch, bacchanals, saturnalia, wassail, orgies, carouse, carousal, conviviality, drinking bout, merry frolic, jolly time.
Compound, v. a.   1. Mix, mingle, intermix, intermingle, blend, combine, amalgamate.
2. Compromise, settle, adjust.
Compound, v. n.   Compromise, agree, come to terms, come to an agreement, make an arrangement.
Compound, a.   Complex, composite, compounded.
Compound, n.   1. Mixture, medley, olio, farrago, hodge-podge.
2. [In the East Indies.] Yard (round a building), enclosure.
Comprehend, v. a.   1. Comprise, include, enclose, embrace, contain, embody, take in.
2. Grasp (mentally), understand (fully), apprehend, conceive, imagine, see, discern, perceive, enter into the idea of, catch the idea of.
Comprehension, n.   1. Perception, apprehension, discernment, knowledge.
2. Understanding, intelligence, intellect, mind, reason, mental capacity.
Comprehensive, a.   Extensive, wide, broad, large, capacious, full.
Compress, v. a.   Condense, press, squeeze, crowd, press together.
Compressibility, n.   Condensability
Compressible, a.   Condensable.
Compression, n.   1. Condensation, pressing together.
2. Brevity, terseness, succinctness, pithiness.
Comprise, v. a.   Comprehend, include, enclose, embrace, contain, embody, take in.
Compromise, n.   Agreement, composition, adjustment, settlement.
Compromise, v. a.   1. Adjust, settle, compound.
2. Compromit, bring into danger, put at hazard, put in jeopardy.
3. Engage, pledge, implicate, commit.
Compromise, v. n.   Agree, compound, come to an agreement, come to an understanding.
Compromit, v. a.   Compromise, bring into danger, put at hazard.
Compulsion, n.   Coercion, constraint, application of force.
Compulsory, a.   Compelling, constraining, coercive.
Compunction, n.   Repentance, remorse, contrition, penitence, sorrow, regret, reproach of conscience, sting of conscience.
Compunctious, a.   Repentant, penitent, contrite, remorseful, sorrowful.
Computable, a.   Calculable.
Computation, n.   Reckoning, calculation, estimate, account.
Compute, v. a.   Reckon, calculate, estimate, count, number, rate, cast, cast up, sum up.
Comrade, n.   Companion, associate, mate, fellow, compeer, boon companion.
Con, v. a.   Study, fix in the mind, commit to memory, learn by heart, con over.
Con amore, [It.] With love, with pleasure, with zest, with inclination, with predilection, with fondness.
Concatenate, v. a.   Connect, unite, join, link together.
Concatenation, n.   Series, chain, sequence, linking together.
Concave, a.   Hollow, rounded.
Concavity, n.   Hollow space.
Conceal, v. a.   1. Hide, secrete, cover, screen, bury, cover up.
2. Disguise, dissemble, keep secret.
Concealment, n.   1. Secrecy, keeping secret.
2. Privacy.
3. Retreat, hiding-place.
Concede, v. a.   1. Surrender, yield, give up.
2. Allow, admit, grant.
Conceit, n.   1. Conception, image, notion, thought, fancy, imagination, idea, belief.
2. Whim, vagary, illusion, freak of fancy.
3. Opinion, estimate, estimation, judgment, impression.
4. Vanity, conceitedness, egotism, bumptiousness, self-conceit, self-complacency, self-esteem, self-sufficiency, priggery.
5. Quip, quirk, point, odd thought, odd turn, affected witticism.
Conceited, a.   Vain, egotistical, opinionated, opinionative, BUMPTIOUS, self-conceited, self-sufficient.
Conceitedness, n.   Vanity, conceit, bumptiousness, self-conceit.
Conceivable, a.   Imaginable.
Conceive, v. a.   1. Imagine, devise, think of, form in the mind.
2. Apprehend, suppose, think.
Conceive, v. n.   1. Become pregnant.
2. Think, imagine, have an idea, form a conception.
Conceive of, Have an idea of, form a conception of.
Concentrate, v. a.   1. Condense, bring into a small compass, bring toward a central point.
2. Boil down, reduce by evaporation.
Concentration, n.   1. Condensation, compression into a small compass.
2. Reduction by evaporation.
Concept, n.   Universal, IDEA, general abstract notion or conception.
Conception, n.   1. Conceiving.
2. Apprehension, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye.
3. Notion, idea, thought, fancy, conceit, impression.
Concern, v. a.   1. Affect, interest, touch, regard, relate to, belong to, pertain to, bear upon, be of importance to.
2. Trouble, make anxious, make uneasy.
Concern, n.   1. Matter, business, affair, transaction.
2. Importance, interest, moment, consequence, weight.
3. Anxiety, solicitude, care, carefulness.
4. Firm, house, establishment.
Concerning, prep.   Respecting, regarding, about, relating to, with relation to, with regard to, with reference to.
Concert, v. a.   Contrive, plan, plot, devise, design, concoct.
Concert, n.   1. Agreement, concord, concordance, harmony.
2. Musical entertainment.
Concession, n.   1. Yielding.
2. Grant, boon.
Conchology, n.   Malacology.
Concièrge, n.   [Fr.] Porter, janitor, door-keeper.
Conciliate, v. a.   1. Propitiate, reconcile, pacify, appease.
2. Win, gain, engage, draw over, win over.
Conciliation, n.   Propitiation, pacification, reconciliation, reconcilement, peace.
Conciliatory, a.   1. Reconciling, pacifying, pacific.
2. Winning, persuasive.
Concise, a.   Brief, short, laconic, summary, compendious, succinct, terse, pithy, sententious, comprehensive, CURT, pointed, not loose, not verbose, not prolix.
Conclave, n.   Secret council.
Conclude, v. a.   1. End, finish, terminate, close, bring to an end.
2. Gather (as a consequence), infer.
3. Determine, judge, decide.
4. (Law.) Stop, bar, hinder, restrain, cut off.
Conclude, v. n.   1. Determine, infer.
2. End, close, come to a conclusion.
Conclusion, n.   1. Deduction, inference.
2. Determination, decision, judgment.
3. Termination, end, completion, upshot, close, finale, issue, event.
Conclusive, a.   1. Decisive, convincing, unanswerable, irrefutable.
2. Final, ultimate, without appeal.
Concoct, v. a.   Devise, plan, plot, contrive, design, invent, project, brew, frame, compass, mature, prepare, hatch.
Concomitant, a.   Accompanying, concurrent, attendant, attending, conjoined.
Concomitant, n.   Attendant, accessory, accompaniment.
Concord, n.   1. Agreement, amity, friendship, peace, unanimity, unity, union, good understanding.
2. Consonance, concordance, harmony, concert.
Concordance, n.   Agreement, harmony, CONCORD.
Concordant, a.   Agreeing, accordant, harmonious, agreeable.
Concordat, n.   Compact, convention, covenant, agreement, bargain, stipulation, treaty.
Concourse, n.   1. Confluence, conflux, flocking together.
2. Meeting, assemblage, assembly, collection, gathering.
Concrete, v. n.   Solidify, harden, cake, become firm or solid, be consolidated.
Concrete, a.   1. Firm, solid, solidified, consolidated, compact.
2. Not abstract, not general, restricted to a particular subject (as a qualifying term to its noun).
Concretion, n.   1. Solidification.
2. Concreted mass, CALCULUS.
Concubine, n.   Mistress, paramour.
Concupiscence, n.   Lust, lewdness, lechery, lasciviousness, pruriency, carnal desire, animal appetite.
Concupiscent, a.   Lustful, lecherous, libidinous, lascivious, salacious, lickerish, prurient, rampant, carnal.
Concur, v. n.   1. Be conjoined, be combined.
2. Agree, coincide, harmonize.
3. Co-operate, help, combine, conspire, contribute jointly.
Concurrence, n.   1. Conjuncture, combination, coincidence, consistence, consilience.
2. Agreement, union, alliance.
3. Co-operation.
Concurrent, a.   1. Agreeing, harmonizing, coincident.
2. Conjoined, united, associate, associated, attendant, concomitant.
3. Joint and equal, of equal authority.
Concussion, n.   1. Shaking, agitation.
2. Clash, shock.
Condemn, v. a. 1. Sentence, doom.
2. Censure, blame, disapprove, reprove, reprobate, upbraid, pass censure on.
3. Adjudge (a ship) to be unseaworthy.
4. Confiscate, declare to be forfeited.
Condemnation, n.   1. Sentence of punishment.
2. Blame, censure, reproof, disapproval, disapprobation.
Condemnatory, a.   Reproachful, censuring, damnatory, blaming.
Condensability, n.   Compressibility.
Condensable, a.   Compressible.
Condensation, n.   1. Compression.
2. Reduction, abridgment, contraction.
Condense, v. a.   1. Compress, consolidate, concentrate; make dense, compact, or close; press together.
2. Abridge, abbreviate, shorten, epitomize, reduce, diminish, contract, curtail.
3. Reduce to a liquid state.
Condense, v. n.   1. Grow dense.
2. Become liquid.
Condescend, v. n.   1. Stoop, yield, submit, bend, descend, deign, vouchsafe.
2. Humble one's self.
Condescension, n.   1. Submission, humiliation.
2. Deference, courtesy, obeisance, homage, reverence, civility, politeness, affability.
Condign, a.   [Said only or chiefly of punishment.] Deserved, merited, suitable, adequate.
Condiment, n.   Seasoning, relish, appetizer, sauce, appetizing substance.
Condition, n.   1. Situation, state, case, category, plight, predicament, circumstances.
2. Consideration, provision, proviso, stipulation, arrangement, article of agreement, rule of proceeding.
Conditional, a.   Depending on conditions, modified by conditions, not absolute.
Conditions, n. pl.   Stipulations, provisions, terms.
Condole with, Pity, commiserate, compassionate, sympathize with, share sorrow with.
Condolence, n.   Sympathy, pity, compassion, commiseration.
Condonation, n.   Pardon, forgiveness.
Conduce, v. n.   Contribute, tend, serve, lead, have a tendency, do something towards.
Conducive, a.   Conducing, contributing, subservient, instrumental.
Conduct, n.   1. Management, direction, administration, guidance, leadership.
2. Convoy, escort, guard.
3. Deportment (in general, or as a matter of habit), BEHAVIOR, demeanor, carriage, bearing, manners, career, manner of life, course of life.
Conduct, v. a.   1. Lead, direct, guide, escort, convoy.
2. Command, govern, preside over.
3. Manage, regulate, carry on.
Conduct one's self, Behave, act, demean one's self, acquit one's self.
Conductor, n.   1. Leader, guide.
2. Manager, director.
Conduit, n.   Channel, canal, duct, passage, pipe.
Cone-shaped, a.   Coniform.
Confabulate, v. n.   [Rare.] Chat, prattle, chatter, prate, babble, gossip, talk freely, have a free and easy talk.
Confabulation, n.   [Rare.] Prattle, gossip, prate, chat, chit-chat, easy conversation, free and easy talk.
Confect, n.   Sweetmeat, CONFECTION.
Confection, n.   Sweetmeat, confect, comfit.
Confectionery, n.   1. Sweetmeats, confections, confects, comfits, candies.
2. Confectioner's shop.
Confederacy, n.   Confederation (especially of independent states), federation, league, coalition, alliance, union, federal compact.
Confederate, v. a.   Ally, league, combine, unite.
Confederate, v. n.   Unite, be leagued, be allied.
Confederate, n.   Accomplice, abettor, accessory, ally.
Confederation, n.   League, CONFEDERACY.
Confer, v. n.   Converse, discourse, parley, advise, talk, hold a conference, talk together.
Confer, v. a.   [Appropriately used when the gift is from a person of superior rank to another of lower rank.] Bestow, give, grant, vouchsafe.
Conference, n.   1. Conversation, discourse, talk, colloquy, parley.
2. Meeting for consultation.
Confess, v. a.   1. Acknowledge (as a crime or fault), own, avow.
2. Admit, grant, concede, recognize.
3. Attest, prove, show, exhibit, manifest, be proof of.
Confession, n.   Acknowledgment, admission, avowal.
Confidant, n.   Bosom-friend, intimate friend, dear friend.
Confide, v. a.   Trust, intrust, commit, consign, give in trust.
Confide in, Trust, depend upon, rely upon, put faith in, have confidence in, repose confidence in.
Confidence, n.   1. Trust, faith, belief, reliance, dependence.
2. Boldness, courage, intrepidity, assurance, firmness, self-reliance.
Confident, a.   1. Assured, certain, sure, positive, COCKSURE, fully convinced.
2. Bold, presumptuous, sanguine.
Confidential, a.   1. Private, not to be disclosed, not to be communicated.
2. Trusty, faithful, to be trusted.
Confidentially, ad.   Privately, in confidence, under the rose, between ourselves, between you and me, SUB ROSA, ENTRE NOUS.
Configuration, n.   Form, figure, shape, conformation.
Confine, n.   Boundary, border, limit, frontier.
Confines, n. pl.   Boundaries, borders, edges, limits, matches, frontiers, precincts.
Confine, v. a.   1. Restrain, shut up, shut in.
2. Imprison, immure, incarcerate.
3. Limit, circumscribe, bound, restrict.
Confinement, n.   1. Restraint.
2. Imprisonment, incarceration, captivity, duress, durance.
Confirm, v. a.   1. Establish, fix, settle, assure, make firm.
2. Strengthen, add strength to.
3. Corroborate, substantiate, verify.
4. Ratify, sanction, bind.
Confirmation, n.   1. Settlement, establishment.
2. Corroboration, substantiation, verification, proof.
3. Ratification, sanction.
Confirmatory, a.   Corroborating, corroborative.
Confiscate, v. a.   Cause to be forfeited, condemn to public use.
Confiscation, n.   Forfeiting, condemnation to public use.
Conflagration, n.   Great burning, general fire.
Conflict, v. n.   Clash, be contrary, be opposed.
Conflict, n.   Struggle, encounter, contest, combat, battle, fight, collision, strife in arms.
Confluence, n.   1. Meeting, junction, conflux, union, flowing together.
2. Concourse, multitude, crowd, collection, throng, army, host, swarm.
Confluent, a.   Meeting, flowing together.
Conflux, n.   1. Confluence, meeting, union, flowing together.
2. Collection, multitude, concourse, crowd, throng.
Conform, v. a.   Make conformable, bring into compliance.
Conform, v. n.   1. Comply, yield assent.
2. Agree, harmonize, tally, square, quadrate, correspond, comport.
Conformable to, 1. Resembling, similar to, corresponding to.
2. Agreeable to, suitable to, consistent with.
3. Compliant with, submissive to.
Conformation, n.   1. Accordance, compliance, agreement, conformity.
2. Configuration, structure, form, figure, shape.
Conformity, n.   1. Accordance, agreement, congruity.
2. Correspondence, likeness, similitude, resemblance.
Confound, v. a.   1. Mingle (so that there can be no distinction), intermingle, mix, blend, confuse.
2. Perplex, bewilder, embarrass, mystify, pose, nonplus, flurry.
3. Surprise, amaze, astonish, astound, stupefy, bewilder, stun, startle, dumfounder, electrify, take by surprise, strike with wonder, strike dumb, petrify with wonder.
4. Destroy, overthrow, ruin.
5. Abash, confuse, disconcert, discompose, shame, mortify.
Confounded, a.   1. Astonished, astounded, dumfounded, struck dumb.
2. Abashed, disconcerted, nonplussed, blank.
3. Detestable, hateful, abominable, cursed.
Confront, v. a.   1. Encounter, face, bring face to face, oppose openly.
2. Compare, bring into comparison.
Confrication, n.   [Rare.] Attrition, abrasion, friction, wearing away, wearing off, rubbing off.
Confuse, v. a.   1. Mingle, intermingle, mix, blend, confound.
2. Disorder, disarrange, derange, disturb, jumble, throw into disorder or confusion.
3. Perplex, obscure, darken, render uncertain.
4. Mystify, embarrass, pose, nonplus, bewilder, flurry.
5. Abash, shame, mortify, discompose, disconcert, confound.
Confusion, n.   1. Confusedness, disorder, disarrangement, derangement, disarray, jumble, chaos, anarchy.
2. Tumult, turmoil, commotion, ferment, stir, agitation.
3. Distraction, perplexity, embarrassment, bewilderment, astonishment.
4. Shame, mortification, abashment.
5. Overthrow, destruction, defeat, ruin.
Confutation, n.   Refutation, disproof.
Confute, v. a.   1. Overthrow (by argument), overcome (in debate), convict of error, put to silence.
2. Disprove, refute, prove to be false.
Congé, n.   [Fr.] Leave, farewell.
Congeal, v. a.   Freeze, make solid by cold, turn to ice.
Congeal, v. n.   Freeze, be frozen, turn to ice.
Congelation, n.   Freezing.
Congenial, a.   1. Cognate, kindred, akin, related, similar, in sympathy with one another.
2. Suited, adapted, agreeable.
Congenital, a.   Connate, born at the same time.
Congestion, n.   Repletion, plethora.
Conglomerate, n.   Pudding-stone.
Congratulate, v. a.   Felicitate, wish joy to, rejoice with.
Congratulation, n.   Felicitation.
Congratulatory, a.   Gratulatory.
Congregate, v. a.   Assemble, collect, muster, gather, convene, convoke, bring together.
Congregate, v. n.   Assemble, meet, come together, meet together.
Congregation, n.   Assembly, meeting, collection.
Congress, n.   1. Meeting, assembly, convention, council, diet, convocation, synod.
2. National legislature (of the U. S.), Senate and House of Representatives.
Congruity, n.   Suitableness, agreement, fitness, consistency, conformity.
Congruous, a.   1. Accordant, agreeing, suitable, consistent, consonant, compatible.
2. Proper, fit, befitting, appropriate, meet, seemly.
Conical, a.   Coniform, cone-shaped.
Coniform, a.   Conical, cone-shaped.
Conjectural, a.   Presumptive, hypothetical, theoretical.
Conjecture, n.   Supposition, surmise, guess, hypothesis, theory.
Conjecture, v. a.   Surmise, guess, suppose, divine, suspect.
Conjecture, v. n.   Surmise, guess, suppose, suspect, fancy, dare say, take it, hazard the conjecture.
Conjoin, v. a.   Join, unite, combine, connect, associate, join together.
Conjoint, a.   Joined, united, combined, connected, associated.
Conjugal, a.   Matrimonial, connubial, nuptial, bridal, hymeneal, CONJUGIAL.
Conjugates, n. pl.   Words of the same derivation, kindred words.
Conjugial, a.   [Rare, except in translations of Swedenborg's writings.] Connubial, conjugal.
Conjunction, n.   1. Union, association, combination, connection.
2. (Astron.) Apparent meeting (of two stars or planets).
3. (Gram.) Connective, connecting word.
Conjuncture, n.   1. Combination, concurrence.
2. Crisis, emergency, exigency, juncture, critical occasion.
Conjuration, n.   Magic, sorcery, incantation, enchantment.
Conjure´, v. a.   Beseech, supplicate, beg, pray, entreat, implore, ADJURE, enjoin solemnly.
Con´jure, v. a.   Charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, affect by magic arts.
Con´jure up, Summon by enchantment, raise up by magic.
Con´jure, v. n.   Juggle, practise magic or sorcery, play tricks.
Conjurer, n.   Juggler, enchanter, sorcerer, magician, necromancer, diviner, seer, wizard, charmer, exorcist.
Connate, a.   Congenital, born at the same time.
Connect, v. a.   Join, unite, combine, conjoin, associate, couple, link together.
Connect, v. n.   Join, unite, cohere, be joined, have relation.
Connected, a.   1. Joined, united, associated, coupled.
2. Related, akin, allied.
Connection, n.   1. Union, alliance, junction, association, dependence.
2. Intercourse, communication, commerce.
3. Affinity, relationship.
4. Kinsman, relative, relation, kindred.
Connective, n.   Conjunction, connecting word.
Conner, n.   Blue perch, cunner, burgall, CHOGSET.
Connivance, n.   Voluntary blindness (to an act), pretended ignorance, forbearance or disapproval, winking at.
Connive at, Overlook (purposely), disregard, pay no regard to, make light of, pretend not to see, shut one's eyes to, forbear to censure, wink at.
Connoisseur, n.   Critic, critical judge, man of good taste (as distinguished from the dilettante, who merely pretends to good taste).
Connubial, a.   Matrimonial, conjugal, CONJUGIAL, nuptial, hymeneal, bridal.
Conquer, v. a.   1. Vanquish, subdue, overcome, subjugate, defeat, overthrow, overpower, beat, rout, discomfit, checkmate, master, subject, humble, crush, get the better of, put down, prevail over, get the upper hand of, get the whip hand of, HAVE ON THE HIP.
2. Gain by effort, win by victory.
Conquer, v. n.   Prevail, overcome, gain the victory.
Conqueror, n.   Victor, vanquisher.
Conquest, n.   1. Subjugation, subjection, mastery, reduction, overthrow, rout.
2. Victory, triumph.
Consanguinity, n.   Relationship (by blood), affinity, kindred.
Conscience, n.   Moral sense, moral faculty, the still small voice.
Conscientious, a.   Scrupulous, upright, honest, just, exact, honorable, fair, uncorrupt, incorruptible, ingenuous, high-minded, straightforward.
Conscious, a.   1. Knowing, thinking, reflecting.
2. Apprised, sensible, aware, cognisant.
Conscription, n.   Compulsory enlistment of soldiers.
Consecrate, v. a.   Dedicate, devote, hallow, sanctify, ordain, set apart as sacred, appropriate to sacred uses.
Consecration, n.   Dedication, devotion.
Consecutive, a.   Successive, uninterrupted, continuous, succeeding regularly, following in a series.
Consent, n.   1. Concurrence, assent, approval.
2. Concord, accord, agreement, unison, co-operation, harmony, coherence.
3. Acquiescence, compliance.
Consent, v. n.   1. Agree (as to a matter of conduct), ASSENT, concur, yield assent, give consent.
2. Yield, comply, acquiesce, accede.
Consequence, n.   1. Effect (from necessity), RESULT, issue, event, end.
2. Deduction, inference, conclusion.
3. Connection, concatenation, consecution, chain of cause and effect, dependence of cause and effect.
4. Importance, moment, weight, interest, concern.
Consequent, a.   1. Following, consequential.
2. Deducible, INFERABLE.
Consequent, n.   1. Effect.
2. Deduction, conclusion, inference.
Consequential, a.   1. Following, consequent.
2. Pompous, conceited, self-sufficient, vain-glorious.
Conservation, n.   Preservation.
Conservative, a.   Opposed to change.
Conservator, n.   Preserver, protector, guardian.
Conservatory, n.   1. Repository, storehouse.
2. Greenhouse.
Conserve, v. a.   Preserve, save.
Conserve, n.   Preserve, JAM, confection, comfit, sweetmeat.
Consider, v. a.   1. Contemplate, ponder, study, examine, weigh, mind, heed, mark, reflect upon, be attentive to, give or pay attention to, give heed to, take into consideration, give a thought to, keep in view.
2. Respect, regard, consult, care for, have regard to, have reference to, take into account.
Consider, v. n.   Deliberate, reflect, meditate, ponder, ruminate, muse, cogitate, think, take thought, cast about.
Considerable, a.   1. Respectable, worthy of consideration.
2. Moderately large, not small.
Considerate, n.   Thoughtful, deliberate, serious, discreet, prudent, provident, circumspect, judicious, sober, staid.
Consideration, n.   1. Attention, notice, heed, regard, reflection, deliberation, meditation, serious thought, contemplation.
2. Importance, consequence, weight, moment, import, significance.
3. Reason, motive, ground, account, score, sake, cause.
Considering, prep.   Taking into account, allowing for, making allowance for.
Consign, v. a.   1. Transfer, alienate, abalienate, demise, devolve, convey, deliver over, make over, hand over.
2. Intrust, commit, give in trust.
Consilience, n.   Concurrence, coincidence, conjuncture.
Consistence, n.   1. Consistency, body, degree of density.
2. [Rare.] Durability, permanence.
3. [Rare.] Structure, combination, organization.
Consistency, n.   1. Consistence, degree of density.
2. Uniformity, congruity, compatibility, conformableness, correspondence.
Consistent, a.   Compatible, suitable, accordant, conformable, uniform, congruous, harmonious, correspondent.
Consist in, Lie in, be contained in, be comprised in, be constituted by.
Consist of, Be made of, be composed of, be formed of, be made up of.
Consist with, Suit, agree with, be compatible with, be in accordance with, be consistent with.
Consolation, n.   Solace, comfort, encouragement, alleviation of sorrow, relief from distress.
Consolatory, a.   Consoling, comforting.
Console, v. a.   Solace, comfort, cheer, encourage, soothe, relieve from distress.
Consolidate, v. a.   1. Condense, compact, compress, harden, solidify, make solid, make firm.
2. Conjoin, combine, unite into one.
Consolidation, n.   1. Solidification.
2. Union, combination.
Consols, n. pl.   Consolidated annuities (of the English Government).
Consonance, n.   1. Concord, accord, harmony.
2. Consistency, congruity, congruence, agreement, unison.
Consonancy, 1. Concord, accord, harmony.
2. Consistency, congruity, congruence, agreement, unison.
Consonant, a.   1. Accordant, according, harmonious, in harmony.
2. Consistent, congruous, compatible.
Consonant, n.   Articulation.
Consort, n.   Companion (especially a wife or a husband or one vessel of a fleet), partner, associate.
Consort with, Associate with, keep company with.
Conspectus, n.   [L.] Outline, epitome, abstract, summary, compend, compendium, synopsis, syllabus, digest, brief, breviary, general view.
Conspicuous, a.   1. Visible, discernible, perceptible, apparent, conspicuous, clear, in plain sight.
2. Eminent, pre-eminent, prominent, distinguished, remarkable, noted, celebrated, marked, famed, famous, illustrious.
Conspiracy, n.   Plot, combination, cabal, complot, intrigue, machination.
Conspire, v. n.   1. Co-operate, conduce, tend, concur.
2. Combine (for some evil design), plot, confederate, intrigue, cabal.
Conspire, v. a.   Plot, contrive, devise, project, compass.
Constancy, n.   1. Stability, immutability, unchangeableness, permanence.
2. Uniformity, regularity.
3. Inflexibility, steadiness, steadfastness, firmness, resolution, determination, decision, tenacity of purpose.
Constant, a.   1. Stable, fixed, immutable, unvaried, invariable, continual, unchanging, permanent, perpetual.
2. Uniform, regular, stated, certain.
3. Resolute, firm, steady, steadfast, stanch, determined, unshaken, unwavering.
4. Persevering, assiduous, unremitting.
5. Faithful, true, trusty.
Constellation, n.   1. Group of stars.
2. Collection, assemblage, cluster.
Consternation, n.   Alarm, amazement, terror, fright, dismay, panic, sudden fear.
Constipate, v. a.   Make costive.
Constipated, a.   Costive.
Constipation, n.   Costiveness.
Constinent, a.   Forming, composing, constituting, component.
Constituent, n.   1. Component, element, principle, ingredient, component part.
2. Elector, voter.
Constitute, v. a.   1. Form, compose, make, make up, enter into the composition of.
2. Appoint, depute, empower.
Constitution, n.   1. Formation, organization.
2. Quality, character, temper, temperament, spirit, humor, peculiarity, characteristic.
3. Charter of government, fundamental law, organic law.
Constitutional, a.   1. Natural, inherent, inbred.
2. Legal, lawful, legitimate.
Constrain, v. a.   1. Compel, force, drive, oblige, coerce.
2. Confine, restrain, inthral, hold, curb, put under restraint, keep down, keep under.
Constraint, n.   1. Compulsion, force, necessity, obligation, coercion.
2. Confinement, restraint, imprisonment, incarceration, inthralment, durance, duress, captivity.
Constrict, v. a.   Cramp, contract, compress.
Constriction, n.   Contraction, compression.
Construct, v. a.   1. Fabricate, build, erect, raise, set up, put together.
2. Organize, institute, arrange, make, form, frame.
Constructor, n.   Builder.
Construction, n.   1. Fabrication, erection, building.
2. Structure, formation, conformation, configuration, form, figure, shape, mode of constructing.
3. Interpretation, explanation, version, rendering.
Construe, v. a.   Interpret, explain, expound, translate, render, put an interpretation upon.
Constuprate, v. a.   Ravish, deflower, violate, debauch, commit rape upon.
Constupration, n.   Violation, ravishing, ravishment, defilement, rape.
Consuetudinary, a.   [Rare.] Usual, common, wonted, customary, accustomed, conventional.
Consulate, n.   Consulship.
Consulship, n.   Consulate.
Consult, v. n.   Confer, seek counsel, take counsel, deliberate in common.
Consult, v. a.   1. Ask advice of, seek information from.
2. Consider, regard, care for, have reference to, have regard to, take into account.
Consultation, n.   1. Conference.
2. Counsel, meeting for deliberation.
Consume, v. a.   Destroy, waste, spend, expend, exhaust, devour, lavish, squander, dissipate, use up.
Consummate, v. a.   Complete, finish, perfect, accomplish, compass, effect, perform, achieve, execute, do, carry out, bring about, work out.
Consummate, a.   Complete, perfect, finished.
Consummation, n.   Completion, termination, finishing, close, accomplishment, fulfilment, achievement, realization, last stroke, finishing stroke, last finish, final touch, crowning touch.
Consumption, n.   1. Extinction, destruction, waste, expenditure.
2. Phthisis, marasmus, atrophy, decline, tabes, gradual wasting, progressive emaciation.
Contact, n.   Touch, juxtaposition, junction, contiguity, close union.
Contagion, n.   1. Infection.
2. Contamination, taint.
Contagious, a.   1. Infectious, catching.
2. Pestilential, pestiferous, poisonous, deadly.
Contain, v. a.   1. Comprehend, comprise, embrace, include, embody.
2. Hold, have capacity for.
3. Restrain, keep in check.
Contain, v. n.   Be continent, live in continence.
Contaminate, v. a.   Defile, pollute, corrupt, taint, infect, poison, vitiate, sully, tarnish, soil, stain.
Contamination, n.   Pollution, defilement, taint, stain, infection, impurity, foulness, uncleanness, abomination.
Contemn, v. a.   Despise, disdain, scorn, scout, spurn, slight, hold in contempt, look down upon, turn a cold shoulder upon, turn up one's nose at, snap one's fingers at, laugh to scorn, point the finger of scorn at.
Contemplate, v. a.   1. Study, ponder, meditate on, dwell on, think about, reflect upon, consider or view attentively, revolve in the mind.
2. Intend, purpose, design, have in view, have in contemplation, look forward to.
Contemplation, n.   1. Reflection, meditation, cogitation, lucubration, deliberation, study, thought, speculation, pondering.
2. View, prospect, prospective.
Contemplative, a.   Thoughtful, studious, given to contemplation.
Contemporaneous, a.   Contemporary.
Contemporary, a.   Contemporaneous.
Contempt, n.   1. Disdain, scorn, mockery, derision, contumely, disregard, slight, mean opinion.
2. Shame, disgrace.
Contemptible, a.   Despicable, vile, low, mean, base, pitiful, abject, worthless, paltry, sorry, pitiful.
Contemptuous, a.   Insolent, scornful, disdainful, supercilious, haughty.
Contend, v. n.   1. Strive, struggle, combat, fight, vie.
2. Debate, dispute, argue, join issue.
3. Maintain, affirm, assert.
Content, a.   Satisfied, contented, easy in mind.
Content, v. a.   Satisfy, appease, make easy, make contented.
Content, n.   Satisfaction, ease, contentment.
Contented, a.   Satisfied, content, easy in mind.
Contention, n.   1. Strife, discord, dissension, wrangling, wrangle, quarrel, squabble, feud, rupture, falling out.
2. Dispute, debate, bickering, altercation, controversy, logomachy, high words, war of words, strife of words.
Contentious, a.   1. Quarrelsome, cross, petulant, perverse.
2. Disputatious, captious, cavilling.
Contentment, n.   Satisfaction, ease, content.
Contents, n. pl.   What is contained.
Conterminous, a.   Adjoining, contiguous, bordering upon.
Contest, v. a.   1. Dispute, controvert, argue, debate, litigate, contend against, call in question.
2. Strive to hold, struggle to defend.
Contest, v. n.   Contend, strive, struggle, vie, fight, compete, cope.
Contest, n.   1. Dispute, altercation, debate, controversy, contestation, quarrel, difference, high words, strife of words, war of words.
2. Struggle, battle, conflict, fight, combat, encounter, rencounter, strife in arms.
Contestation, n.   Dispute, debate, controversy, logomachy, war of words, strife of words.
Context, n.   Words immediately preceding or following.
Contexture, n.   Constitution, structure, frame-work, texture.
Contiguity, n.   Contact, touching, meeting, juxtaposition, proximity.
Contiguous, a.   Touching, meeting, conterminous, adjacent, adjoining, in contact.
Continence, n.   Chastity, restraint of sexual appetite.
Continent, a.   Chaste, temperate.
Continent, n.   Main land, great tract of land.
Contingency, n.   1. Accidentalness, fortuity, uncertainty.
2. Casualty, accident, incident, occurrence, event.
Contingent, a.   1. Accidental, fortuitous, incidental, casual, happening by chance.
2. Conditional, uncertain, dependent on circumstances.
Contingent, n.   Quota, proportion, share, proportional part.
Continual, a.   Perpetual, uninterrupted, unceasing, incessant, unremitting, endless, everlasting, eternal, interminable, constant, continuous.
Continuance, n.   1. Continuation.
2. Perseverance, constancy.
Continuation, n.   Extension (in time or space), prolongation, protraction, continuance.
Continue, v. n.   1. Remain, endure, last, be permanent, be durable.
2. Abide, stay, tarry.
3. Persist, persevere, go on, keep on, be steadfast, be constant.
Continue, v. a.   Extend (in time or in space), prolong.
Continuity, n.   Cohesion, close union, uninterrupted connection, unbroken texture.
Continuous, a.   Connected, continued, extended, unbroken, uninterrupted, unintermitted.
Contort, v. a.   Twist, writhe, distort.
Contortion, n.   Twist, distortion, wryness, deformity.
Contour, n.   Outline, profile.
Contraband, a.   Prohibited, illegal, unlawful, illicit.
Contraband, n.   1. Illegal traffic.
2. Prohibited articles.
3. [U. S.] Negro slave.
Contrabandist, n.   Smuggler.
Contract, v. a.   1. Lessen, shorten, narrow, diminish, abridge, reduce, epitomize, draw together.
2. Incur, bring, procure, get, assume, take upon one's self, become liable to.
Contract, v. n.   1. Shrivel, shrink, shrink up.
2. Agree, stipulate, bargain, covenant, make a bargain.
Contract, n.   Compact, bargain, stipulation, covenant, convention, concordat, treaty, agreement, pact, arrangement.
Contraction, n.   1. Shrinking, shrivelling, corrugation, drawing together.
2. Reduction, shortening, diminution, lessening, abridgment, abbreviation.
Contradict, v. a.   1. Deny, gainsay, dispute, controvert.
2. Oppose, contravene, counteract, thwart, be contrary to.
Contradiction, n.   1. Gainsaying, denial.
2. Opposition, contrariety, incongruity, antagonism, clashing.
Contradictory, a.   Opposite, contrary, inconsistent, repugnant.
Contradistinction, n.   Distinction (by opposite qualities).
Contradistinguish, v. a.   Distinguish (by opposite qualities).
Contrariety, n.   Opposition, repugnance, antagonism, contradiction, clashing.
Contrary, a.   1. Opposite, opposing, adverse, opposed, counter.
2. Antagonistic, conflicting, contradictory, counteracting, retroactive, repugnant.
3. Perverse, humorsome, wayward, obstinate, stubborn, headstrong, refractory, unruly.
Contrast, n.   1. Exhibition of differences.
2. Opposition, difference.
Contrast, v. a.   Set off by opposition, exhibit the differences of.
Contrast, v. n.   Show difference, exhibit a contrast.
Contrate-wheel, n.   Crown-wheel.
Contravene, v. a.   Oppose, contradict, counteract, countervail, thwart, cross, obstruct, defeat, hinder, go against, clash with, run counter to, militate against.
Contravention, n.   Contradiction, opposition, obstruction.
Contretemps, n.   [Fr.] Mishap, mischance, accident.
Contribute, v. a.   Give (in common with others), grant or bestow (as a share), DONATE.
Contribute, v. n.   Conduce, minister, conspire, co-operate, concur, bear a part, be helpful.
Contribution, n.   1. Grant or bestowment of a share.
2. Gift, donation, offering, subscription.
Contrite, a.   Penitent, repentant, humble, self-convicted, broken in spirit.
Contrition, n.   Penitence, compunction, remorse, repentance, sorrow, regret, self-condemnation, self-reproach, stings of conscience, sorrow for sin.
Contrivance, n.   1. Design, invention.
2. Device, scheme, plan, plot, artifice, stratagem, complot, machination.
Contrive, v. a.   Devise, plan, design, invent, project, hatch, brew, form, frame, concoct, COMPASS, fall upon, hit upon, strike out, chalk out.
Contrive, v. n.   Scheme, plot, plan, consider, set one's wits to work, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains, strain one's invention, cast about.
Control, n.   Ascendency, sway, command, rule, dominion, government, mastery, superintendence, direction.
Control, v. a.   1. Direct, manage, regulate, govern, superintend, have the direction of, have charge of.
2. Hinder, check, repress, curb, restrain, bridle.
Controversial, a.   Disputatious, polemical.
Controversialist, n. Disputant, arguer, debater, disputer.
Controversy, n.   1. Discussion, dispute, disputation, debate, polemics, altercation, logomachy, war of words, strife of words.
2. Lawsuit, suit at law, process in law.
Controvert, v. a.   Dispute, contest, debate, argue, canvass, contend against, call in question.
Contumacious, a.   Contemptuous, obstinate, perverse, stubborn, headstrong, heady, dogged, intractable, mulish, refractory, cross-grained, stiff-necked, pertinacious, obdurate.
Contumacy, n.   1. Obstinacy, stubbornness, doggedness, perverseness, pertinacity, headiness, obduracy.
2. Disobedience, insubordination.
Contumelious, a.   Reproachful, abusive, calumnious, contemptuous, insolent, insulting, rude, supercilious, overbearing, arrogant, scornful, disdainful, blackguard.
Contumely, n.   Obloquy, reproach, opprobrium, abuse, contemptuousness, insolence, rudeness, blackguardism, superciliousness, arrogance, scorn, contempt, disdain.
Contuse, v. a.   Bruise, crush, squeeze.
Contusion, n.   Bruise.
Convalescence, n.   Recovery (of health).
Convalescent, a.   Improving (in health), recovering.
Convene, v. n.   Meet, assemble, muster, congregate, come together, hold a session.
Convene, v. a.   Convoke, summon, assemble, collect, muster, bring together, gather together.
Convenience, n.   1. Suitableness, fitness, propriety.
2. Commodiousness, accommodation, satisfaction.
3. Cause of satisfaction, source of comfort.
Convenient, a.   1. Fit, suitable, proper, appropriate, adapted, suited.
2. Commodious, advantageous, useful, serviceable, helpful, beneficial.
Convent, n.   Monastery, cloister, abbey, priory, nunnery.
Convention, n.   1. Assembly, meeting, CONVOCATION.
2. Contract, compact, agreement, stipulation.
Conventional, a.   1. Stipulated, agreed on, bargained for.
2. Usual, customary, common, habitual, wonted, accustomed, ordinary, regular, every-day.
Conventual, a.   Monastic.
Conventual, n.   Monk, nun.
Converge, v. n.   Tend to the same point.
Convergent, a.   Converging.
Convergence, n.   Tendency to one point.
Converging, a.   Convergent.
Conversable, a.   Sociable, social, communicative, affable, free, unreserved, open.
Conversant with, n.   Acquainted with, versed in, skilled in, proficient in.
Conversation, n.   Converse, talk, colloquy, parley, conference, dialogue, chat, CONFABULATION, familiar discourse.
Conversational, a.   Colloquial.
Conversative, a.   Talkative, inclined to conversation.
Converse, v. n.   1. Commune, hold intercourse.
2. Talk, chat, CONFABULATE, discourse familiarly, hold a conversation.
Converse, n.   1. Communion, intercourse, commerce.
2. Talk, colloquy, conversation.
3. Reverse, opposite.
Conversely, ad.   Reciprocally.
Conversion, n.   1. Transmutation, transformation, change.
2. Interchange, transposition.
Convert, v. a.   1. Transmute, transform, change.
2. Interchange, transpose.
3. Appropriate, apply.
Convertible, a.   Interchangeable.
Convex, a.   Gibbous, protuberant, rounding (outwardly).
Convex lens, Burning-glass.
Convey, v. a.   1. Carry, bear, bring, transmit, transport, WAFT, FETCH.
2. Transfer, alienate, abalienate, consign, demise, devolve, cede, grant, devise, deliver over, make over.
Conveyance, n.   1. Transfer, demise, alienation, cession, transferrence.
2. Carriage, vehicle.
Convict, v. a.   Prove guilty, detect in guilt.
Convict, n.   Malefactor, criminal, felon, culprit.
Conviction, n.   1. Proof of guilt, detection in guilt.
2. Confutation, refutation.
3. Persuasion, sentiment, judgment, consciousness.
Convince, v. a.   Satisfy (by proof or evidence), persuade.
Convivial, a.   Festal, festive, social, jovial, jolly, gay.
Conviviality, n.   Festivity, joviality, jollity, gayety, merry-making.
Convocation, n.   Meeting, assembly, convention, congress, diet, synod, council.
Convoke, v. a.   Convene, assemble, summon, muster, call together, bring together.
Convolute, a.   (Bot.) Rolled together.
Convolution, n.   1. Rolling together.
2. Coil, fold, BIGHT.
Convoy, v. a.   Accompany (for protection), escort, attend, keep company with, go along with.
Convoy, n.   Attendance (for the purpose of protection), escort.
Convulse, v. a.   1. Throw into spasms.
2. Agitate, shake, disturb.
Convulsion, n.   1. Spasm, cramp.
2. Agitation, disturbance, tumult, commotion.
Cook, v. a.   Prepare (food) by heat.
Cool, a.   1. Somewhat cold, a little cold, moderately cold, not warm.
2. Unimpassioned, dispassionate, collected, composed, self-possessed, calm, unruffled, undisturbed, sedate, unexcited, placid, quiet, staid.
3. Indifferent, unconcerned, lukewarm, cold-blooded.
4. Impudent, shameless.
Cool, v. a.   1. Refrigerate, chill, make cool, reduce the heat of.
2. Allay, calm, quiet, temper, attemper, moderate, abate, damp.
Cool, v. n.   1. Grow cool, lose heat.
2. Grow calm, lose ardor, be less zealous.
Coop, n.   Pen (for poultry).
Coop, v. a.   Confine, cage, incage, imprison, shut up.
Co-operate, v. n.   Conspire, conduce, contribute, concur, unite, work together, join forces, act jointly.
Co-operation, n.   Concurrence, concert, joint operation, pulling together.
Co-operator, n.   Coadjutor, assistant, helper, aider, auxiliary, ally, abettor, joint operator.
Co-ordinate, a.   Equal, co-equal, of the same rank.
Coot, n.   [Colloquial.] Simpleton, dunce.
Copartner, n.   Sharer, partaker, partner, associate.
Copartnership, n.   1. Association, fraternity, partnership, joint stock.
2. Firm, house, establishment, concern, company, joint concern.
Cope with, Encounter, engage with, contend with, compete with, struggle with, strive with.
Copier, n.   Transcriber, copyist.
Copious, a.   Abundant, plentiful, plenteous, ample, profuse, rich, full, exuberant, overflowing.
Copiousness, n.   Abundance, exuberance, plenty, profusion, richness.
Copper, n.   Cent, ten mills, the 100th part of a dollar.
Copperas, n.   Green vitriol, sulphate of iron (crystallized).
Copse, n.   Grove (of small trees or shrubs), thicket.
Copulation, n.   Coition.
Copulative, a.   Uniting, connecting.
Copy, n.   1. Transcript.
2. Fac-simile, duplicate.
3. Original, model, pattern, archetype.
4. Manuscript (to be printed).
Copy, v. a.   1. Transcribe, make a transcript of, make a copy of.
2. Imitate, follow as a pattern, pattern after.
Copyist, n.   1. Transcriber, copier.
2. Imitator.
Coquet, v. n.   Flirt, philander, make love, make a show of love, affect to be in love, play at courtship.
Coquetry, n.   Flirtation, affectation of love.
Coquette, n.   Flirt, jilt.
Coquimbite, n.   White copperas.
Coranach, n.   [Written also Coronach.] Dirge, funeral song.
Cord, n.   String, line, small rope.
Cordate, a.   Cordiform, heart-shaped.
Cordial, a.   1. Hearty, warm, ardent, affectionate, earnest, sincere, heartfelt.
2. Grateful, pleasant, refreshing, invigorating, restorative.
Cordial, n.   1. Stomachic, stomachal, stimulating medicine.
2. Liqueur, aromatized spirit.
Cordiality, n.   Heartiness, sincerity, ardor of affection, warmth of feeling, affectionate regard.
Cordiform, a.   Cordate, heart-shaped.
Core, n.   Heart, inner part.
Coriaceous, a.   Leathery, tough.
Cork, n.   1. Bark of the Quercus suber, or cork-tree.
2. Stopple or stopper (made of cork).
Corn, n.   1. Cereal grain.
2. Maize, Indian corn.
3. Horny excrescence.
Corn, v. a.   1. Salt moderately, sprinkle with salt.
2. Intoxicate, fuddle, muddle, inebriate, make drunk, make tipsy.
Corn-crake, n.   Daker-hen, land-rail, (Crex pratensis).
Corneous, a.   Horny.
Corner, n.   1. Angle, bend, elbow, crotch, knee, cusp.
2. Nook, recess, niche, retired place, secret place.
3. Part, quarter.
Corner, v. a.   [Colloquial U. S.] 1. Drive into a corner.
2. Nonplus, pose, confound, confuse, puzzle, perplex, put to a stand.
Corner-wise, ad.   Diagonally.
Cornucopia, n.   [L. pl. Cornucopiæ.] Horn of plenty.
Corollary, n.   Inference, conclusion, consequence, deduction.
Coronach, n.   [Written also Coranach.] Dirge, funeral song.
Coronal, n.   Crown, garland, wreath, chaplet, laurel, bays.
Coronation, n.   Crowning.
Corosso nut. Ivory-nut.
Corporal, a.   1. Bodily.
2. Material, physical, corporeal, not spiritual.
Corporate, a.   Incorporated.
Corporation, n.   Incorporated body.
Corporeal, a.   Material, physical, corporal, not spiritual.
Corps, n.   [Fr.] Body of troops, division of an army.
Corpse, n.   Corse, remains, CARCASS, dead body (of a human being).
Corpulence, n.   Obesity, fleshiness, fatness, plumpness, EMBONPOINT
Corpulency, n.   Obesity, fleshiness, fatness, plumpness, EMBONPOINT.
Corpulent, a.   Fleshy, fat, stout, portly, plump, pursy, obese, round.
Corpuscle, n.   Atom, particle, molecule, mite, monad, scrap, bit, grain, jot, iota, tittle, whit, ace, scintilla.
Corpuscular, a.   Molecular.
Correct, v. a.   1. Rectify, amend, mend, reform, redress, reclaim, make right, set right.
2. Punish, castigate, chastise, discipline.
3. Change the quality of (by something of an opposite character).
Correct, a.   Faultless, exact, precise, accurate, right, true, proper, free from error, not faulty.
Correction, n.   1. Amendment, improvement, redress.
2. Chastisement, punishment, discipline, castigation.
3. Change (in quality, by something opposite), modification.
Correctness, n.   Accuracy, exactness, nicety, precision, truth, propriety, faultlessness.
Correlate, n.   Correlative.
Correlative, a.   Reciprocal.
Correlative, n.   Correlate.
Correspond, v. n.   1. Agree, suit, fit, answer, accord, harmonize, tally, square, quadrate, comport, cohere, be accordant.
2. Communicate (by letter).
Correspondence, n.   1. Coincidence, concurrence, congruity, fitting relation, reciprocal adaptation.
2. Intercourse or communication by letters.
3. Letters.
Correspondent, a.   Adapted, suited, suiting, fitted, suitable, fitting, agreeable, conformable, answerable, corresponding, answering.
Corresponding, a.   Answering, CORRESPONDENT.
Corridor, n.   Gallery, passage.
Corroborate, v. a.   Strengthen, confirm, establish, sustain, support.
Corroboration, n.   Confirmation.
Corroborative, a.   Confirmatory, corroborating.
Corrode, v. a.   1. Erode, canker, eat away.
2. Consume, waste, wear away, prey upon.
Corroding, a.   Caustic, catheretic, CORROSIVE.
Corrosion, n.   1. Erosion, eating away. 2. Wasting, wearing away.
Corrosive, a.   Corroding, consuming, eroding, erosive, catheretic, caustic, acrid, virulent, eating away.
Corrosive sublimate, Bi-chloride of mercury.
Corrosiveness, n.   Causticity, acridness, virulence, acrimony.
Corrugate, v. a.   Wrinkle, cockle, pucker, contract into wrinkles.
Corrugation, n.   Wrinkle, fold, plait.
Corrupt, v. a.   1. Putrefy, render putrid.
2. Contaminate, taint, defile, pollute, infect, vitiate, spoil, adulterate, sophisticate, debase.
3. Deprave, demoralize.
Corrupt, a.   1. Corrupted, infected, spoiled, tainted, vitiated, putrid, contaminated, unsound.
2. Depraved, wicked, vicious, dissolute, profligate, reprobate, abandoned.
Corruption, n.   1. Putrefaction, putrescence.
2. Defilement, contamination, pollution, infection, vitiation, adulteration, debasement.
3. Depravity, depravation, wickedness, demoralization, immorality, laxity, looseness of morals, want of principle.
Corsair, n.   Pirate, buccaneer, picaroon, sea-rover, sea-robber.
Corse, n.   [Poetical.] Corpse, remains, dead body (of a human being).
Corset, n.   Bodice, stays.
Cortège, n.   [Fr.] Train.
Coruscate, v. n.   Shine, glisten, glitter, gleam, sparkle, twinkle, flash, scintillate.
Coruscation, n.   Flash, sparkle, glitter, gleam, scintillation.
Corvette, n.   [Fr.] Sloop of war.
Corypheus, n.   [L.] Leader, chief, guide, director.
Cosey, a.   [Written also Cozy.] 1. Snug, comfortable, easy.
2. [Eng.] Chatty, talkative, social.
Cosmopolite, n.   Citizen of the world.
Cosmos, n.   Universe.
Cosset, n.   Pet lamb.
Cosset, v. a.   Fondle, caress, pet, coddle, make a pet of, make much of.
Cost, v. a.   1. Be had for, be exchanged for, be bought for.
2. Require to be suffered.
Cost, n.   1. Expense, charge, price.
2. Loss, detriment, damage, pain, suffering.
Costate, a.   Ribbed.
Costated, a.   Ribbed.
Costive, a.   Constipated.
Costiveness, n.   Constipation.
Costly, a.   Expensive, dear, high-priced, of great price.
Costume, n.   Style of dress.
Cot, n.   1. Hut, COTTAGE.
2. Low bedstead.
Coterie, n.   Club, association, society, CLIQUE, brotherhood, circle, set (especially an exclusive one).
Cottage, n.   Cot, lodge, hut, CASINO, small house.
Cottager, n.   Cotter.
Cotter, n.   Cottager.
Cotton, n.   Cotton-wool.
Cotton, v. n.   [Cant word.] Harmonize, fraternize, HITCH HORSES TOGETHER.
Cotton-wood, n.   Canadian poplar (Populus monilifera).
Cotton-wool, n.   Cotton.
Couch, v. n.   1. Lie, recline, lie down.
2. Crouch, squat, lie flat.
3. Stoop, bend down.
Couch, v. a.   1. Express, utter, set forth, clothe in words.
2. Conceal, hide, cover up.
3. Lay (a spear) in rest, put in posture of attack.
4. Depress or remove (a cataract).
Couch, n.   1. Bed, place for rest.
2. Sofa, seat to recline on.
Couchant, a.   Squatting, lying down.
Couch-grass, n.   Knot-grass, dog's-grass, wheat-grass, witch-grass, dog-wheat, twitch-grass (Triticum repens).
Cougar, n.   Puma, panther, catamount, North American tiger (Felis concolor or Puma concolor).
Couleur de rose, [Fr.] 1. Rose color.
2. Fair appearance, attractive light, flattering aspect.
Coulter-neb, n.   Puffin, Labrador auk, (Alca arctica or Fratercula arctica).
Council, n.   1. Cabinet, ministry, body of advisers.
2. Assembly (for consultation), meeting, congress, diet, synod, convocation, convention.
Councillor, n.   [Written also Councilor.] Council-man, member of a council.
Council-chamber, n.   Divan, audience-chamber, state-chamber.
Counsel, n.   1. Consultation, interchange of opinion.
2. Advice, opinion, suggestion, recommendation, instruction, admonition, caution.
3. Deliberation, forethought.
4. Design, plan, scheme, purpose.
5. Counsellor, lawyer, attorney, barrister, SOLICITOR, advocate.
Counsel, v. a.   Advise, admonish, give advice to.
Counsellor, n.   [Written also Counselor.] 1. Adviser.
2. Lawyer, attorney, barrister, SOLICITOR, counsel, advocate.
Count, v. a.   1. Enumerate, number.
2. Calculate, reckon, compute, estimate, cast, cast up.
3. Consider, esteem, regard, deem, hold, judge, think, account, look upon.
Count, v. n.   Add to the number, swell the number.
Count on, Depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely upon, count upon.
Count, n.   1. Reckoning. 2. (Law.) Particular clause or charge.
Countenance, n.   1. Aspect, look, mien, expression of the face.
2. Favor, encouragement, patronage, support, aid, assistance, sanction, approbation, approval.
Countenance, v. a.   Approve, sanction, support, aid, abet, assist, favor, encourage, patronize, befriend, stand by, side with, take the side of.
Counter, n.   Reckoner, calculator.
Counter, ad.   Contrary, contrariwise.
Counteract, v. a.   1. Oppose, contravene, resist, cross, thwart, hinder, check, defeat, frustrate, run counter to, act against, clash with.
2. Neutralize, destroy the effect of.
Counteraction, n.   Opposition, contravention, resistance, frustration.
Counteractive, n.   Corrective, antidote, cure, specific, remedy, restorative, medicine, help.
Counterbalance, v. a.   1. Counterpoise, balance.
2. Countervail, compensate, set off, make up for.
Counter-current, n.   Eddy.
Counterfeit, v. a.   1. Forge, make a spurious copy of, imitate wrongfully.
2. Feign, simulate, sham, put on the appearance of.
Counterfeit, a.   1. Forged, spurious, supposititious, fraudulent.
2. Feigned, false, simulated, sham, mock, clap-trap, spurious, put on, make-believe.
Counterfeit, n.   Forgery, fraudulent copy.
Counterfeiter, n.   1. Forger, falsifier.
2. Pretender, feigner.
Counter-jumper, n.   [In contempt.] Shopman, shop-keeper.
Countermand, v. a.   Revoke, rescind, recall, abrogate, make void.
Countermarch, v. n.   March back, reverse the direction of a march.
Counterpane, n.   Coverlet, coverlid.
Counterpart, n.   1. Corresponding part.
2. (Law.) Duplicate, copy.
3. Correlative, complement, supplement, reverse.
4. Match, fellow, mate, tally, twin, the very image.
Counterpoise, v. a.   Counter-balance, balance.
Counterpoise, n.   Equal weight.
Countersign, n.   Watch-word, password.
Counter-tenor, n.   (Mus.) Alto, counter.
Countervail, v. a.   Balance, counterbalance, compensate, make up for.
Countrified, a.   Rustic, rude, country.
Country, n.   1. Region, land.
2. Rural parts (as distinguished from city).
Country, a.   1. Rustic, rural.
2. Rude, rough, unrefined, uncultivated, countrified.
Countryman, n.   1. Compatriot.
2. Rustic, peasant, swain, farmer, husbandman, clown, hind, bumpkin, boor, lout.
Count upon, COUNT ON.
County, n.   Shire.
Coup-de-grace, n.   [Fr.] Death-blow, decisive blow, finishing stroke, mercy stroke.
Coup-de-main, n.   [Fr.] Sudden attack, unexpected enterprise.
Coup-d'état, n.   [Fr.] Master stroke of policy, stroke of statesmanship.
Coup-d'œil, n.   [Fr.] Glance, hasty view, slight view.
Coup-de-soleil, n.   [Fr.] Sunstroke, SIRIASIS, insolation, stroke of the sun.
Couple, n.   1. Brace, pair, two (of the same kind).
2. Man and wife.
Couple, v. a.   1. Join, conjoin, connect, unite, pair, link together.
2. Marry, wed.
Couple, v. n.   Unite, pair.
Couplet, n.   Two verses (that rhyme), pair of rhymes.
Coupon, n.   [Fr.] Interest certificate, interest warrant.
Courage, n.   Fearlessness (from reflection or a sense of duty), BRAVERY, valor, gallantry, prowess, intrepidity, heroism, boldness, daring, spirit, resolution, fortitude, hardihood, pluck, SPUNK, backbone.
Courageous, a.   Fearless (from reflection or a sense of duty), BRAVE, gallant, daring, valorous, chivalrous, valiant, bold, heroic, intrepid, dauntless, resolute, hardy, stout, lion-hearted, with a bold front, UP TO THE SCRATCH.
Courier, n.   Messenger, express, runner.
Course, n.   1. Race, career.
2. Route, way, track, road.
3. Direction, bearing, point of compass, line of progress.
4. Round, beat.
5. Progress, process.
6. Regularity, order, succession, turn.
7. Deportment, line of conduct, manner of proceeding.
8. Series, system, methodical arrangement.
9. Set of dishes (at a banquet).
Course, v. a.   Pursue, hunt, chase, run after, give chase to.
Course, v. n.   Run, move swiftly.
Courser, n.   Racer, race-horse.
Courses, n. pl.   Menses, catamenia, menstrual flux, menstrual discharge.
Court, n.   1. Royal household, princely retinue.
2. Judicial tribunal, court of justice.
3. Judge, body of judges.
4. Court-yard.
5. Recess from a street.
Court, v. a.   1. Flatter, coddle, try to please, fawn upon, pay court to.
2. Woo, pay one's addresses to, make love to.
3. Seek, solicit, strive to gain.
Courteous, a.   Polite, civil, affable, urbane, complaisant, gracious, courtly, ceremonious, debonair, respectful, obliging, well-bred.
Courteousness, n.   Politeness, COURTESY.
Courtesan, n.   Prostitute, whore, harlot, strumpet, punk, wench, drab, Cyprian, DEMIREP, night-walker, street-walker, lewd woman, woman of the town, woman of ill-fame.
Courtesy, n.   Politeness, courteousness, civility, urbanity, complaisance, affability, good-breeding, elegance of manners.
Courtesy, v. n.   Make a courtesy.
Courtly, a.   Polished, elegant, polite, COURTEOUS.
Courtship, n.   Wooing.
Court-yard, n.   Court.
Cousin-german, n.   First cousin.
Cove, n.   Inlet, bight, small bay.
Covenant, n.   Agreement, bargain, contract, compact, stipulation, arrangement, treaty, convention, concordat, pact.
Covenant, v. n.   Bargain, stipulate, agree; make a stipulation.
Cover, v. a.   1. Overspread.
2. Conceal, hide, secrete, cloak, veil, screen, shroud, mask, disguise.
3. Shield, shelter, protect, guard, defend.
4. Clothe, invest, envelop, inwrap, wrap up.
5. Put a covering on.
6. Comprehend, embrace, include, comprise, contain, embody.
7. Counterbalance, countervail, balance, compensate, make up for, be equal to.
Cover, n.   1. Covering, tegument, integument, capsule, case.
2. Screen, veil, disguise, cloak.
3. Shelter, protection, guard, defence, shield, safeguard.
4. Plate, dish.
Covercle, n.   Lid, small cover.
Covering, n.   Cover, tegument, integument, capsule.
Coverlet, n.   Counterpane.
Coverlid, n.   Counterpane.
Covert, n.   Shelter, refuge, asylum, harbor, sanctuary, retreat, defence.
Covert, a.   Hidden, concealed, secret, disguised, clandestine, underhand, sly, insidious, stealthy.
Covet, v. a.   Desire, long for, lust for, hanker after, aspire to.
Covetous, a.   1. Greedy, eager, very desirous (usually in a bad sense, though sometimes in a good sense), AVARICIOUS, parsimonious, penurious, sordid, mean, mercenary, miserly, niggardly, stingy.
Covetousness, n.   Avarice, parsimony, stinginess, penuriousness, niggardliness, meanness, cupidity.
Covey, n.   1. Brood.
2. Flock.
3. Set, company, party, bevy.
Covin, n.   (Law.) Collusion.
Covinous, a.   (Law.) Fraudulent, deceitful, dishonest, deceptive, collusive.
Cow, v. a.   Overawe, intimidate, frighten, daunt, subdue by fear.
Coward, n.   Dastard, poltroon, craven, milksop.
Cowardice, n.   Pusillanimity, poltroonery, timidity, fear, cowardliness, the white feather.
Cowardliness, n.   Cowardice.
Cowardly, a.   Pusillanimous, dastardly, craven, fearful, timorous, timid, diffident, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, white-livered, showing the white Feather.
Cower, v. n.   Crouch, cringe, fawn, stoop, squat, bend the knee.
Cowl, n.   1. Monk's hood.
2. Chimney-top.
Cow-pox, n.   Kine-pox.
Coxcomb, n.   Beau, fop, dandy, popinjay, exquisite, jackanapee, PETIT-MAÎTRE, prig, man of dress; vain, showy fellow.
Coxcombry, n.   Foppishness, vainglory, priggery.
Coxcombical, a.   Foppish, conceited, vain, priggish, pretentious.
Coxcomical, a.   Foppish, conceited, vain, priggish, pretentious.
Coy, a.   Modest, diffident, shy, shrinking, timid, bashful, reserved, distant, demure.
Cozen, v. a.   Cheat, trick, defraud, deceive, swindle, chouse, dupe, gull, diddle, overreach, circumvent, beguile, victimize, take in, impose upon.
Cozenage, n.   Fraud, deceit, artifice, trickery, deception, imposition, imposture, duplicity, guile, double dealing.
Cozy, a.   [Written also Cosey.] 1. Snug, comfortable, easy.
2. [Eng.] Chatty, talkative, social, conversable.
Crabbed, a.   1. Sour, tart, rough.
2. Morose, surly, testy, touchy, cross, growling, snarling, snappish, cantankerous, waspish, petulant, peevish, churlish, harsh, acrimonious, caustic, captious, censorious, splenetic, out of sorts, ill-tempered.
3. Difficult, perplexing, trying, unmanageable, tough, intractable, hard to deal with.
Crabbedness, n.   1. Sourness, roughness, tartness.
2. Asperity, acerbity, moroseness, sullenness, moodiness, churlishness, harshness, ill-temper, bad blood.
3. Difficulty, perplexity, intractability.
Crab-grass, n.   Wire-grass, dog's-tail grass (Eleusine Indica).
Crack, n.   1. Break, cleft, breach, chink, fissure, crevice, cranny, opening.
2. Report, clap, pop, burst, explosion.
3. Snap (of a whip).
Crack, v. a.   1. Break (partially), CRAZE.
2. Split, chop, cleave, rend asunder.
3. Snap (as a whip).
Crack, v. n.   1. Break, split, burst, chap, open in chinks.
2. Brag, bluster, vapor, vaunt, boast, gasconade, crow, exalt one's self, magnify one's self, TALK BIG.
Crack, a.   [Colloquial.] Excellent, first-rate, of the first class, first-class.
Crack-brained, a.   Crazy, cracked, insane, crazed.
Cracked, a.   1. Broken, split.
2. Crazed, crazy, crack-brained, with a bee in the head, insane.
Cracker, n.   Hard biscuit.
Crackle, v. n.   Decrepitate, crepitate, snap.
Craft, n.   1. Skill, ability, talent, power, cleverness, dexterity, tact, aptitude, aptness, expertness, readiness.
2. Artifice, artfulness, shrewdness, subtlety, cunning.
3. Art, trade, employment, business.
Craftsman, n.   Artisan, mechanic, artificer, workman, hand, operative, handicraftsman.
Crafty, a.   Cunning, artful, deceitful, astute, sly, arch, subtle, shrewd, wily, invidious, intriguing, tricky, crooked, diplomatic, Machiavelian.
Crag, n.   Bough, steep rock.
Cragged, a.   Craggy.
Craggy, a.   Cragged, rugged, rough, broken, uneven, scraggy.
Cram, v. a.   1. Stuff, gorge, glut, fill full, fill to repletion.
2. Crowd, press, compress.
Cram, v. n.   1. Eat to satiety, eat greedily.
2. [Colloquial.] Study for examination.
Cramp, n.   1. Spasm, crick, convulsion.
2. [Rare.] Check, restriction, restraint, obstruction.
3. Cramp-iron.
Cramp, v. a.   1. Affect with spasms.
2. Restrain, obstruct, hinder, check, confine.
3. Fasten with a cramp.
Cramp-fish, n.   Torpedo, electric ray (Torpedo vulgaris).
Cramp-iron, n.   Cramp.
Cranberry, n.   Bog-berry.
Crane-fly, n.   Father-long-legs, daddy-long-legs.
Crane's-bill, n.   Geranium.
Craniognomy, n.   Craniology, phrenology.
Craniology, n.   Craniognomy, phrenology.
Cranium, n.   Skull, brain-pan.
Crank, a.   Easy to be overset.
Crankle, v. n.   Crinkle, run in and out.
Cranny, n.   Cleft, crack, fissure, chink, crevice, rift, gap, break, broach, interstice, opening.
Crapulous, a.   [Rare.] Drunken, drunk, inebriated, intoxicated, FUDDLED.
Crassament, n.   Crassamentum.
Crassamentum, n.   [L.] Clot (of blood), coagulation.
Cratch, a.   Manger, crib.
Cratch-cradle, n.   Cat's cradle, scratch-cradle.
Crate, n.   Hamper.
Cravat, n.   Neckcloth, neckerchief, necktie.
Crave, v. a.   1. Entreat, beseech, beg, solicit, implore, supplicate.
2. Desire, long for, hanker after, wish for, yearn for.
Craven, n.   Dastard, coward, poltroon, milksop.
Craving, n.   Longing, itching, strong desire.
Craw, n.   Crop, first stomach (of a bird).
Crawfish, n.   Crayfish, river-lobster.
Crawl, v. n.   Creep.
Crayfish, n.   Crawfish.
Crayon, n.   1. Pencil.
2. Drawing made with a crayon.
Craze, v. a.   1. Make crazy, make insane.
2. [Rare.] Break, crack, crush, grind.
Crazy, a.   1. Shattered, broken, tottering, rickety, worn out, out of order.
2. Insane, distracted, mad, lunatic, demented, delirious, crack-brained, cracked, crazed, out of one's head, out of one's senses, out of one's wits.
Cream, n.   Choice part, best part.
Cream-colored, a.   Pale yellow.
Cream of tartar, Bi-tartrate of potash (purified), acid tartrate of potash.
Create, v. a.   1. Originate.
2. Produce, cause, occasion, be the occasion of.
3. Make, appoint, constitute.
Creation, n.   1. Invention, origination.
2. Universe, cosmos.
3. Appointment, constitution, nomination.
Creator, n.   1. Originator, Maker.
2. God, Jehovah, the Almighty.
Creature, n.   1. Being (animate or inanimate), thing, substance, body, created being.
2. Animal, living being.
3. Man, person.
4. Dependant, retainer, vassal, parasite, minion, hanger-on.
Credence, n.   Belief, credit, trust, faith, confidence, reliance.
Credendum, n.   [L.] Article of faith, thing to be believed.
Credentials, n. pl.   Testimonials, vouchers, certificates.
Credibility, n.   Trustworthiness, credibleness.
Credible, a.   Trustworthy, to be believed, worthy of belief, not improbable.
Credibleness, n.   Trustworthiness, credibility.
Credit, n.   1. Belief, trust, faith, confidence, credence, reliance.
2. Reputableness, esteem, regard, good repute, good reputation, high character.
3. Influence (of a good name), power.
4. Merit, honor, proof of desert.
Credit, v. a.   1. Believe, give faith to, put faith in, rely upon, confide in, doubt not, make no doubt of, take upon credit.
2. Place to the credit of, carry to the credit of one's account, enter upon the credit side.
Creditable, a.   Reputable, honorable, estimable.
Credulity, n.   Easiness of belief, readiness to believe (on slight evidence).
Credulous, a.   Unsuspecting, unsuspicious, easy of belief, easily duped.
Creed, n.   Belief, tenets, dogmas, doctrines, system of opinions, summary of belief.
Creed-bound, a.   Bigoted, wedded to an opinion.
Creek, n.   1. Inlet, cove, bight, small bay.
2. Rivulet, small river.
Creep, v. n.   1. Crawl.
2. Steal, glide stealthily, come unnoticed.
3. Fawn, cringe, play the sycophant.
Creeping, a.   1. Crawling.
2. Fawning, sycophantic.
3. (Bot.) Growing on the ground or on supports.
Cremation, n.   Burning (especially of the dead).
Crenate, a.   (Bot.) Notched, indented.
Crenated, a.   (Bot.) Notched, indented.
Crepitate, v. n.   Crackle, snap, decrepitate.
Crescent, n.   1. New moon, moon in her first quarter.
2. Figure of the new moon.
3. Turkish standard.
4. Turkish power, Ottoman Empire.
Crescent, a.   Growing, enlarging, increasing.
Crescent-shaped, a.   (Bot.) Lunate, lunated.
Crest, n.   1. Tuft, plume, COMB.
2. Top, crown, summit, highest part.
Crested, a.   1. With a crest.
2. (Bot.) Cristate.
Crestfallen, a.   Discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, depressed, dejected, desponding, chap-fallen, melancholy, sad, down-hearted, downcast, cast down, low-spirited, in low spirits.
Cretaceous, a.   Chalky.
Crevasse, n.   [Fr.] Crevice, gap, opening, ravine, gulley, GULCH.
Crevice, n.   Fissure, chink, rift, gap, cleft, crack, cranny, interstice.
Crew, n.   Company, gang, band, set, horde, party.
Crib, n.   1. Rack, manger, cratch, feeding-place.
2. Bin, bunker.
Crib, v. a.   Enclose (as in a crib), cage, encage, confine, imprison, shut up.
Crick, n.   Spasm, cramp, convulsion.
Crime, n.   1. Felony, aggravated misdemeanor, gross offence (especially against human law), infraction of law.
2. Sin, transgression, iniquity, wickedness, unrighteousness, wrong, delinquency.
Criminal, a.   1. Wrong, contrary to law.
2. Culpable, guilty.
Criminal, n.   Culprit, delinquent, offender, transgressor, trespasser, malefactor, convict, felon.
Criminal conversation, [Abbreviated crim. con.] Adultery.
Criminality, n.   Guiltiness, guilt, culpability.
Criminate, v. a.   Accuse, charge, arraign, impeach, allege to be guilty.
Crimination, n.   Accusation, impeachment, arraignment, charge.
Crimp, v. a.   1. Curl, crisp.
2. Plait, form into ridges.
Crimp, n.   [Colloquial.] Decoyman (for the military service), insnarer, trapanner.
Cringe, v. n.   Crouch, fawn, truckle, sneak, stoop, bend the knee.
Cringing, a.   Crouching, fawning, servile, sneaking, obsequious.
Crinkle, v. n.   Crankle, run in and out.
Cripple, n.   Lame person.
Cripple, v. a.   1. Lame, make lame.
2. Disable, weaken, impair the strength of.
Crisis, n.   1. Acme, height, decisive turn, turning point.
2. Exigency, emergency, juncture, conjuncture, pass, strait, rub, pinch, push, critical situation.
Crisp, a.   1. Brittle, friable.
Crispy, a.   1. Brittle, friable.
2. Curled, frizzled.
Crisp, v. a.   Twist, curl.
Crispin, n.   Shoemaker.
Cristate, a.   (Bot.) Crested.
Criterion, n.   Standard, test, touchstone, measure, rule.
Critic, n.   1. Reviewer, censor, connoisseur, judge (of artistic merit).
2. Censurer, caviller, carper.
Critical, a.   1. Exact, nice, accurate.
2. Censorious, carping, cavilling, captious.
Criticise, v. a.   Examine and estimate (as works of art or of literature), remark upon (with reference to merits and defects), pass judgment upon.
Criticism, n.   1. Art of criticising.
2. Critique, strictures, animadversion, review, critical remarks.
Critique, n.   Criticism, review, critical examination, critical remarks, critical notice.
Croak, v. n.   Murmur, complain, grumble, repine.
Croaker, n.   Murmurer, complainer, grumbler, censurer, fault-finder.
Crock, n.   Soot.
Crock, v. a.   Blacken (with soot), soil.
Crockery, n. Earthen-ware.
Crocodile tears, Affected tears, hypocritical sorrow.
Crone, n.   Old woman (in contempt).
Crony, n.   [Colloquial.] Associate, intimate friend, bosom friend, bosom companion.
Crook, n.   Bend, flexure, curvature, turn.
Crook, v. a.   Bend, curve, incurvate, bow, inflect, make crooked.
Crooked, a.   1. Bent, curved, bowed, winding, not straight.
2. Distorted, twisted, wry, awry, askew, deformed, disfigured.
3. Perverse, froward, dishonest, unfair, dishonorable, knavish, unscrupulous, deceitful, tricky, insidious, crafty, intriguing, diplomatic, Machiavelian.
Croon, v. a.   Hum, sing softly, sing in a low tone.
Croon, n.   1. Murmur, moan.
2. Simple melody.
Crop, n.   1. Harvest.
2. Craw, first stomach (of a bird).
Crop, v. a.   1. Lop, clip, cut off.
2. Gather, pluck, pick.
3. Browse, nibble, feed upon.
Crosier, n.   Pastoral staff.
Cross, n.   1. Gibbet (made of pieces of wood placed transversely).
2. [With The prefixed.] Gospel, Christian doctrine, Christian religion, divine revelation.
3. Trial, vexation, trouble, affliction, misfortune.
4. Intermixture (of blood in races).
Cross, a.   1. Transverse, lying athwart.
2. Fretful, peevish, petulant, pettish, snappish, waspish, touchy, testy, crusty, churlish, crabbed, captious, ill-natured, froward, morose, sulky, sullen, spleeny, surly, cynical, snarling, sour, GROUTY, ill-tempered, out of humor, out of temper.
Cross, v. a.   1. Put across, put athwart.
2. Mark with a line or lines across.
3. Traverse, pass over, go over.
4. Thwart, hinder, obstruct, interfere with.
Cross-barred, a.   Cancellated.
Crosses, n. pl.   Vexations, misfortunes, troubles, trials, afflictions.
Cross-examine, v. a.   Cross-question.
Cross-grained, a.   Stubborn, obdurate, untractable, perverse, wayward, headstrong, refractory.
Crossing, n.   Intersection.
Cross-question, v. a.   Cross-examine.
Crosswise, ad.   Across, transversely, over.
Crotch, n.   Fork, angle, corner.
Crotchet, n.   Whim, freak, quirk, vagary, whimsey, fancy, caprice, maggot, WRINKLE.
Crotchety, a.   Whimsical, fantastic, fantastical, odd, queer, fanciful, capricious, humorsome, wayward, fitful, freakish.
Crouch, v. n.   1. Couch, squat, lie flat, stoop low, lie close to the ground.
2. Cower, cringe, fawn, truckle.
Croup, n.   1. Bump (especially of a horse), buttocks.
2. (Med.) Cynanche (trachealis).
Crow, v. n.   Boast, brag, vaunt, bluster, swagger, vapor, triumph, chuckle, exult.
Crowd, n.   1. Throng, multitude, concourse, host.
2. Babble, mob, populace, vulgar mass, lower classes, lower orders, common people.
Crowd, v. a.   1. Fill by compression, fill to excess.
2. Compress, cram, press, press together.
3. Urge, dun.
Crowd, v. n.   1. Swarm, flock together, be numerous, come thick.
2. Press forward, make one's way.
Crown, n.   1. Diadem.
2. Royalty, kingly power, sovereignty.
3. Coronet, coronal, garland, chaplet, wreath, laurel, bays.
4. Dignity, honor, reward, recompense, honorary distinction.
5. Top, summit, crest.
Crown, v. a.   1. Put a crown upon, invest with a crown.
2. Adorn, dignify, honor.
3. Recompense, reward, requite.
4. Perfect, complete, finish, consummate.
Crowning, n.   1. Coronation.
2. Perfecting, finishing, consummation.
Crown-law, n.   [England.] Criminal law.
Crown-post, n.   King-post.
Crown-wheel, n.   Contrate-wheel.
Crucial, a.   1. Transverse, intersecting.
2. Severe, searching, trying, decisive.
Cruciate, a.   (Bot.) Cruciform, cross-shaped.
Cruciform, a.   Cross-shaped, CRUCIATE.
Crucify, v. a.   1. Put to death upon the cross.
2. Subdue (as the passions, by Christian principles), overcome, mortify.
Crude, a.   1. Raw, uncooked, undressed, in a raw state.
2. Immature, unripe, harsh.
3. Coarse, unrefined.
4. Unpremeditated, indigested.
Crudeness, n.   Rawness, crudity.
Crudity, n.   Rawness, crudeness.
Cruel, a.   1. Unmerciful, inhuman, merciless, unfeeling, uncompassionate, fell, ruthless, barbarous, pitiless, relentless, unrelenting, inexorable, savage, ferocious, brutal, sanguinary, truculent, blood-thirsty, hard-hearted.
2. Severe, hard, sharp, bitter.
Cruelty, n.   Inhumanity, barbarity, brutality, brutishness, ferocity, savageness truculence, blood-thirstiness.
Cruet, n.   Vial, cruse, caster.
Cruise, v. n.   Rove over the sea.
Cruise, n.   Roving voyage.
Crumble, v. a.   Crush, break to pieces, disintegrate, reduce to fragments.
Crumble, v. n.   1. Fall to pieces, break into pieces, become disintegrated.
2. Perish, fall into decay.
Crumple, v. a.   Wrinkle, rumple.
Crusader, n.   Palmer, pilgrim.
Cruse, n.   Vial, cruet, caster.
Crush, v. a.   1. Compress, squeeze, bruise, contuse.
2. Break, crumble, disintegrate, comminute, bray, CRAZE.
3. Demolish, break down.
4. Overpower, overcome, overwhelm, subdue, quell, conquer.
Crust, n.   Incrustation, hard coating.
Crustacea, n. pl.   Crustaceans.
Crustaceans, n. pl.   Shell-fish (with thin, jointed shells, like the lobster).
Crustacean, a.   Crustaceous.
Crustaceous, a.   Crustacean.
Crusty, a.   Touchy, testy, pettish, waspish, snappish, peevish, fretful, petulant, cross, churlish, crabbed, froward, surly, morose, cynical, snarling, ill-tempered.
Cry, v. n.   1. Exclaim, clamor, call, make an outcry, cry out.
2. Weep, sob, shed tears.
3. Vociferate, shout, hoot, yell, roar, bawl, squall, scream.
Cry, v. a.   Proclaim, publish, make public, make proclamation of.
Cry, n.   1. Exclamation, ejaculation, outcry, acclamation.
2. Plaint, lament, lamentation, crying, weeping.
3. Scream, screech, howl, yell, roar.
4. Pack of hounds.
Cry down, Decry, depreciate, condemn.
Crying, n.   Weeping, lamentation.
Crying, a.   1. Weeping, lamenting.
2. Notorious, great, enormous, heinous, flagrant, nefarious.
Cry out, Exclaim, clamor.
Cry out against, Blame, censure, condemn, complain of.
Crypt, n.   Vault, tomb, catacomb.
Cry up, Extol, commend, praise.
Cub, n.   1. Whelp, young beast (especially a young bear).
2. [In contempt.] Child, young boy or young girl.
Cubeb, n.   Java pepper (Piper cubeba).
Cucking-stool, n.   Castigatory, trebuchet, tumbrel, ducking-stool.
Cuckoo-bud, n.   Butter-cup, king's-cup, butter-flower, gold-cup (Ranunculus bulbosa).
Cuckoo-spittle, n.   Froth-spit.
Cucullate, a.   1. Hooded, cowled.
2. Hood-shaped.
Cucullated, a.   1. Hooded, cowled.
2. Hood-shaped.
Cud, n.   [Low.] Quid.
Cudden, n.   1. Clown, stupid rustic.
2. Coal-fish, cuddy (Gadus carbonarius or Merlangus carbonarius).
Cuddle, v. n.   Snuggle, nestle, squat, lie close, lie snug.
Cuddle, v. a.   Hug, embrace.
Cuddy, n.   1. Cabin (in the fore-part of a boat).
2. Cudden, coal-fish.
Cudgel, n.   Club, bludgeon.
Cudgel, v. a.   Cane, drub, thrash, baste, beat with a cudgel.
Cudgelling, n.   Flogging, whipping, beating, BASTINADO.
Cudweed, n.   Everlasting, goldylocks, IMMORTELLE.
Cue, n.   1. Hint, suggestion, intimation, catchword, wink, nod.
2. Rod (in billiards).
Cuff, n.   Blow, stroke, box.
Cuff, v. a.   Beat, strike, buffet, box.
Cui bono, [L.] For whose benefit, of what use.
Cuirass, n.   Breastplate.
Cul-de-sac, n.   [Fr.] Blind alley.
Cull, v. a.   Select, elect, choose, pick, single out, fix upon, pitch upon, pick out.
Cully, n.   Dupe, gull, cat's paw, credulous person.
Cully, v. a.   Cheat, trick, dupe, gull, chouse, deceive, delude, overreach, cozen, diddle, circumvent, beguile, impose upon.
Culm, n. 1. Stalk (of corn, grasses, &c.), stem.
2. Glance-coal, blind-coal, hard-coal, anthracite (in small particles).
Culminate, v. n.   1. Be on the meridian.
2. Reach the highest point, be at the highest point.
Culpability, n.   Guiltiness, guilt, culpableness, blame, sinfulness, criminality.
Culpable, a.   Blamable, censurable, reprehensible, faulty, blameworthy.
Culpableness, n.   Guiltiness, CULPABILITY.
Culprit, n.   Criminal, malefactor, delinquent, felon.
Cult, n.   Homage, worship.
Cultivate, v. a.   1. Till, raise crops from.
2. Study, investigate, search into.
3. Improve, refine, elevate, civilize, meliorate, make better.
4. Foster, cherish, promote.
Cultivation, n.   1. Tillage, agriculture, husbandry.
2. Improvement, refinement, culture.
Culture, n.   1. Agriculture, tillage.
2. Improvement, refinement, cultivation, civilization.
Cumber, v. a.   1. Overload, oppress, clog, hamper, obstruct, encumber.
2. Distract, trouble, embarrass, perplex, plague, harass, worry, torment.
Cumbersome, a.   1. Burdensome, embarrassing, troublesome, vexatious, cumbrous.
2. Unwieldy, unmanageable, clumsy, awkward, inconvenient.
Cumbrous, a.   Burdensome, CUMBERSOME.
Cuneate, a.   Cuneiform, wedge-shaped
Cuneated, a.   Cuneiform, wedge-shaped
Cuneiform, a.   Cuneate, wedge-shaped.
Cunner, n.   1. (Conch), Limpet (Patella).
2. (Ich.) Conner, burgall, CHOGSET, blue perch.
Cunning, a.   Crafty, artful, sly, astute, subtle, wily, shrewd, sharp, designing, intriguing, deceitful, TRICKY, crooked, diplomatic, Machiavelian.
Cunning, n.   Craft, art, shrewdness, artifice, deceit, duplicity, subtlety, intrigue.
Cup, n.   1. Chalice.
2. Draught, potion, cupful.
3. Lot, portion.
4. Cupping-glass.
Cupboard, n.   Buffet.
Cupful, n.   Cup.
Cupidity, n.   1. Longing, lust, strong desire.
2. Avarice, covetousness, inordinate desire of wealth.
Cupping-glass, n.   Cup.
Cups, n. pl.   Orgies, revels, bacchanals, carousal, wassail, compotation, drinking bout.
Curative, a.   Remedial, sanatory.
Curator, n.   Guardian, custodian, superintendent, keeper.
Curb, n.   1. Check, restraint, hinderance, bridle.
2. Curb-stone.
Curb, v. a.   Check, restrain, control, bridle, put under restraint, keep under.
Curb-roof, n.   Mansard-roof, GAMBREL-ROOF.
Curb-stone, n.   Curb.
Curcuma paper, Turmeric paper.
Curd, n.   Caseine, coagulum of milk, coagulated milk.
Curdle, v. a.   Coagulate, turn to curds.
Curdy, a.   Coagulated.
Cure, n.   1. Remedy, antidote, specific, restorative, reparative, corrective, help.
2. Healing, restoration.
Cure, v. a.   1. Remedy, heal.
2. Restore to health.
3. Preserve (from putrefaction).
Curiosity, n.   1. Inquisitiveness.
2. Phenomenon, wonder, marvel, rarity, sight, spectacle.
Curious, a.   1. Inquisitive, scrutinizing, prying, peering.
2. Rare, singular, strange, unusual, unique, extraordinary, queer, out of the way.
3. Elegant, neat, nice, finished.
Curl, n.   1. Ringlet.
2. Sinuosity, undulation, flexure, wave.
Curl, v. a.   1. Crisp, turn in ringlets.
2. Writhe, wind, twist.
3. Raise in waves.
Curl, v. n.   Be bent into curls or waves.
Curl cloud, (Meteor.) Cirrus, cat's tail, mare's tail.
Curmudgeon, n.   Miser, niggard, churl, hunks, skinflint, scrimp, lickpenny, screw, mean fellow, sordid wretch.
Currency, n.   1. Publicity, general reception.
2. Circulation, transmission from hand to hand.
3. Money; aggregate of coin, bills and notes; circulating medium.
Current, a.   1. Common, general, popular, rife, generally received, in every one's mouth.
2. Circulating (as money), passing from hand to hand.
3. Present, existing, instant, now passing.
Current, n.   1. Stream, moving fluid.
2. Tide, running water.
3. Course, progression.
Curriculum, n.   Course of studies.
Curry, n.   Curry-powder.
Curry-powder, n.   Curry.
Curse, v. a.   Execrate, anathematize, denounce, invoke or imprecate evil upon.
Curse, v. n.   Utter curses.
Curse, n.   1. Malediction, anathema, execration, imprecation, fulmination, denunciation, ban.
2. Scourge, plague, torment, affliction, trouble, vexation, annoyance, bitter pill, thorn in the side.
Cursed, a.   1. Accursed, unsanctified, unholy.
2. Detestable, hateful, abominable, execrable, villanous, confounded.
Cursory, a.   Hasty, slight, superficial, careless, desultory, transient, passing, brief.
Curt, a.   Short (usually in an ill sense, implying crustiness), brief, concise, terse, laconic.
Curtail, v. a.   1. Shorten, abridge, retrench, lop, cut short.
2. Diminish, lessen, decrease.
Curtailment, n.   Abbreviation, abridgment, contraction, shortening, reduction, retrenchment.
Curvature, n.   Bending, bend, flexure, crook, curvity, curve, incurvation, ARCUATION.
Curve, n.   Bend, flexure, CURVATURE.
Curve, n. a. Bend, crook, inflect.
Curvet, v. n.   1. Leap, bound, vault.
2. Caper, frisk.
Curvet, n.   1. Leap, bound.
2. Caper, frolic, prank.
Curvity, n.   Curvature.
Cushat, n.   Ring-dove, wood-pigeon (Columba palumbus).
Cusk, n.   Torsk (Brosmius vulgaris).
Cusp, n.   Point, angle, horn.
Cuspidate, a.   (Bot.) Pointed, acute, sharp, acuminate, acuminated.
Cuspidated, a.   (Bot.) Pointed, acute, sharp, acuminate, acuminated.
Custodian, n.   Guardian, keeper, curator, warden, superintendent.
Custody, n.   Keeping, care, watch guardianship, protection, safekeeping.
Custom, n.   1. Habit (of a majority), usage, fashion, practice, rule.
2. Form, formality, observance.
3. Patronage.
4. Tax, impost, duty, tribute, toll.
Customary, a.   Usual, common, wonted, habitual, accustomed, conventional, CONSUETUDINARY.
Customer, n.   Purchaser, buyer.
Cut, v. a.   1. Divide or sever (by an edged tool), chop, make an incision in.
2. Sculpture, carve, chisel.
3. Cross, intersect.
4. Wound, hurt, touch, move, pierce.
5. [Colloquial.] Slight (by not recognizing), avoid recognizing.
Cut, n.   1. Gash, incision.
2. Channel, passage.
3. Slice, piece.
4. Sarcasm, fling, taunt, cutting remark.
5. Fashion, style, form, shape.
6. Near path, short way.
7. Engraving, engraved picture.
Cut a dash, Make a figure, make a great show, show off, cut a figure.
Cut a figure, Cut a dash.
Cut and dried, Prepared beforehand, not spontaneous, got up for the occasion.
Cut capers, Frolic, be merry, be frolicsome, play pranks, cut didos.
Cut didos, Cut capers.
Cutch, n.   Catechu, gambier, Japan earth, Terra Japanica.
Cut down, 1. Fell.
2. Diminish, lessen, curtail.
Cuticle, n.   Epidermis, scarf-skin.
Cutis, n.   (Anat.) Derm, true skin.
Cut out, 1. Shape, form, fashion.
2. Outdo, excel, surpass, BEAT.
3. Debar, hinder, prevent.
Cutpurse, n.   Pickpocket, thief, robber.
Cut short, 1. Bring to a sudden close, end abruptly.
2. Check suddenly, hinder from proceeding.
3. Abridge, diminish.
Cut-throat, n.   Murderer, assassin, ruffian.
Cutting, a.   1. Sharp, keen.
2. Severe, sarcastic, satirical.
Cycle, n.   Period, circle of time, revolution of time, round of years.
Cyclopædia, n.   Encyclopædia.
Cyclopean, a.   Gigantic, colossal, vast, enormous, immense, Herculean.
Cygnet, n.   Young swan.
Cymbiform, a.   Boat-shaped.
Cynanche, n.   [Gr.] (Med.) Inflammation of the throat.
Cynical, a.   Carping, censorious, satirical, sarcastic, captious, snarling, snappish, waspish, pettish, petulant, fretful, peevish, touchy, testy, crusty, churlish, crabbed, cross, morose, froward, surly, ill-tempered, ill-natured.
Cynic, n.   1. Follower of Diogenes.
2. Misanthrope, man-hater.
Cynosure, n.   1. Lesser Bear, Ursa Minor.
2. Point or centre of attraction.
Cyprian, n.   Prostitute, courtesan, harlot, whore, drab, strumpet, night-walker, lewd woman, woman of the town, woman of ill-fame.
Cyst, n.   Pouch, sac.
Czar, n.   Emperor of Russia.
Czarina, n.   Empress of Russia.
Czarowitz, n.   Czar's eldest son.

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Dab, v. a.   Strike, slap.
Dab, n.   1. Blow, stroke.
2. Adept, expert, proficient, master-hand, capital hand, nice hand, DABSTER, good hand.
Dabble, v. a.   Wet, spatter, sprinkle, moisten.
Dabble, v. n.   1. Play in water, splash about.
2. Work superficially, make slight efforts, fritter away time.
3. Tamper, meddle, take liberties.
Dabbler, n.   Sciolist, quack.
Dabchick, n.   Didapper, dobchick (Podiceps minor).
Dabster, n.   [Colloquial.] Expert, adept, DAB.
Dad, n.   [Childish terms.] Father.
Daddy, n.   [Childish terms.] Father.
Daddy-long-legs, n.   1. Father-long-legs, crane-fly.
2. Shepherd-spider, harvest-man.
Dado, n.   Die, cube of a pedestal.
Dædalian, a.   Intricate, maze-like.
Daffadilly, n.   Daffodil, narcissus.
Daffadowndilly, n.   Daffodil, narcissus.
Daffodil, n.   Narcissus, daffadilly, daffadowndilly.
Daft, a.   1. [Local Eng.] Stupid, silly, foolish.
2. [Scottish.] Playful, frolicsome, mirthful, merry, sportive.
Dagger, n.   Poniard, dirk, stiletto.
Daggle, v. a.   Draggle, bemire, befoul, soil, dirty.
Daggle-tail, n.   Slattern, slut, draggle-tail, filthy person.
Daily, a.   Diurnal, quotidian.
Dainty, a.   1. Delicious, savory, nice, delicate, tender, palatable, luscious, toothsome.
2. Elegant, beautiful, neat, fine.
3. Fastidious, squeamish, scrupulous, over-nice.
Dainty, n.   Delicacy, tidbit, tit-bit, nice bit, choice morsel, delicate morsel.
Dale, n.   Vale, valley, bottom, dell, glen, dingle.
Dalliance, n.   Caressing, fondling, endearments.
Dally, v. n.   1. Trifle, dawdle, lose time, waste time, idle away time, fritter away time.
2. Fondle, toy, interchange caresses.
Daltonism, n.   Color-blindness.
Dam, n.   Mother (of a beast), female parent.
Damage, n.   Injury, harm, hurt, detriment, mischief, loss.
Damage, v. a.   Injure, impair, hurt, harm, mar.
Damages, n. pl.   Indemnity, satisfaction, fine, forfeiture.
Damask-plum, n.   Damson.
Dame, n.   Mistress, matron, lady, madam.
Damn, v. a.   1. Condemn, judge to be guilty.
2. (Theol.) Doom to perdition, doom to eternal punishment.
3. Condemn, censure, express disapprobation of.
Damnable, a.   Odious, detestable, execrable, hateful, abominable, cursed, accursed.
Damnatory, a.   Condemnatory.
Damp, n.   Moisture, vapor, fog, dampness.
Damp, a.   Moist, humid, dank, wet.
Damp, v. a.   1. Moisten, dampen.
2. Check, repress, restrain, moderate, allay, abate.
3. Chill, deaden, depress, deject.
Dampen, v. a.   Moisten, damp.
Damper, n.   1. Check, hinderance, obstacle, impediment, lion in the way.
2. Discouragement, wet blanket, cold water.
Dampness, n.   Moisture, damp.
Damsel, n.   Maiden, maid, girl, lass, lassie, miss, young lady.
Damson, n.   Damask-plum.
Dance, v. n.   Frisk, caper, hop about.
Dance, v. a.   Dandle, toss up and down.
Dance attendance, Stand and wait (obsequiously).
Dander, n.   1. [Corruption of] Dandruff.
2. [Colloquial.] Anger, rage.
Dandiprat, n.   Dwarf, little fellow.
Dandle, v. a.   1. Dance, toss up and down.
2. Fondle, caress, pet, amuse with trifles, play with.
Dandruff, n.   Scurf on the head.
Dandy, n.   Beau, fop, coxcomb, exquisite, popinjay, macaroni, jackanapes, jack-a-dandy, man of dress, man milliner, vain fellow.
Dandy-fever, n.   Dengue, break-bone fever.
Dandyism, n.   Foppishness.
Danger, n.   Peril, hazard, risk, jeopardy, venture.
Dangerous, a.   Perilous, hazardous, unsafe, RISKY, full of risk.
Dangle, v. n.   1. Swing, hang loose.
2. Fawn, hang about, be obsequious.
Dank, a.   Moist, damp, humid, wet.
Dapper, a.   1. Active, lively, brisk, agile, nimble, spry, smart, quick, alert, ready.
2. Spruce, nice, neat, trim, pretty.
Dapple, a.   Variegated, spotted, dappled.
Dapple, v. a.   Variegate, spot, diversify.
Dare, v. n.   Venture, presume, have courage, be bold enough, not be afraid.
Dare, v. a.   Bravo, defy, challenge.
Dare-devil, n.   Desperado, rash adventurer, desperate fellow.
Daring, a.   Bold, adventurous, fearless, brave, intrepid, valorous, valiant, courageous, gallant, chivalrous, doughty, heroic, undaunted, dauntless.
Daring, n.   Boldness, intrepidity, valor, bravery, courage.
Dark, a.   1. Unilluminated, unenlightened, dusky, shadowy, rayless, sunless, darksome, lurid, murky, cloudy, shady, overcast, black, ebon, Cimmerian, not light, pitchy.
2. Mysterious, obscure, incomprehensible, unintelligible, enigmatical, mystic, mystical, recondite, occult, transcendental, abstruse, cabalistic.
3. Gloomy, disheartening, discouraging, cheerless, dismal.
4. Untaught, ignorant, unlettered, rude.
5. Wicked, atrocious, infamous, foul, vile, infernal.
Dark, n.   1. Darkness, obscurity, want of light.
2. Ignorance, blindness, want of knowledge.
Darken, v. a.   Obscure, cloud, dim, shade, shadow, make dark, make dim.
Darken, v. n.   Grow dark.
Darkling, a.   In the dark.
Darkness, n.   1. Obscurity, dimness, dark, want of light.
2. Ignorance, blindness, want of knowledge.
3. Gloom, despondency, cheerlessness, joylessness.
Darksome, a.   Obscure, gloomy, DARK.
Darling, n.   Favorite, idol, pet, dear.
Darling, a.   Favorite, beloved, dear, precious, much loved.
Dart, v. a.   1. Hurl, throw, launch, jaculate, let fly.
2. Emit, shoot, send off.
Dart, v. n.   Rush, fly swiftly.
Darter, n.   (Ornith.) Snake-bird.
Dartre, n.   [Fr.] Herpes, tetter.
Dartrous, a.   Herpetic.
Dash, v. a.   1. Strike violently.
2. Throw forcibly.
3. Adulterate, deteriorate (by mixture), alloy.
4. Disappoint, frustrate, thwart, ruin, destroy, shatter, spoil.
5. Surprise, confound, abash, put to shame.
Dash, v. n.   Rush, dart, fly swiftly.
Dash, n.   1. Stroke, blow.
2. Rush, onset, sudden advance.
3. Infusion, tinge, tincture, sprinkling, spice, touch, smack, little, small quantity.
4. Flourish, show, ostentatious display.
Dash-board, n.   Dasher.
Dasher, n.   Dashboard.
Dashing, a.   1. Rushing, precipitate.
2. Ostentatious, showy, pretentious.
Dash in pieces, Break in pieces, break into fragments.
Dash off, Execute rapidly.
Dastard, n.   Coward, poltroon, craven, milksop.
Dastard, a.   Cowardly, dastardly.
Dastardly, a.   Cowardly, dastard.
Data, n. pl.   Facts, premises.
Date, n.   Time, epoch, era, age.
Date, v. a.   Fix the date of, note the time of.
Date, v. n.   Begin, be reckoned, be dated.
Daub, v. a.   Smear, besmear, plaster, cover, bedaub, begrime.
Daub, n.   Coarse painting.
Dauby, a.   Adhesive, viscous, viscid, glutinous, smeary, sticky.
Daunt, v. a.   Frighten, affright, alarm, intimidate, scare, terrify, dismay, appall, cow.
Dauntless, a.   Fearless, intrepid, bold, brave, daring, undaunted, courageous, gallant, valiant, valorous, doughty, chivalrous, heroic.
Davy Jones, [Sailor's term.] The Devil.
Daw, n.   Jackdaw (Corvus monedula).
Dawdle, v. n.   Trifle, dally, fiddle, lose time, waste time, idle away time, fritter away time, fool away time.
Dawdler, n.   Idler, trifler, lounger, laggard, drone, sluggard, slow-back, inefficient person.
Dawn, v. n.   1. Break, begin to be light, grow light.
2. Appear, open, begin to appear.
Dawn, n.   Cockcrowing, DAYBREAK, dayspring, dawning, break of day.
Dawning, n.   1. Daybreak, dawn.
2. Beginning, first appearance.
Day, n.   1. Day-time (between sunrise and sunset).
2. Period of twenty-four hours.
3. Sunshine, daylight, sunlight, light of day.
Day-blindness, n. Nyctalopy, nocturnal sight.
Daybreak, n.   Dawn, dawning, cockcrowing, dayspring, break of day, peep of day, prime of day, first blush of the morning.
Day by day, Daily, every day.
Day-dream, n.   Dream, conceit, idle fancy, visionary scheme.
Daylight, n.   Sunlight, sunshine, day, light of day, light of heaven.
Day-sight, n.   Hemeralopia, night-blindness.
Dayspring, n.   Dawn, dawning, DAYBREAK.
Day-star, n.   1. Venus, Lucifer, Morning Star.
2. Sun, orb of day.
Daze, v. a.   1. Dazzle, blind.
2. Bewilder, confuse, perplex.
Dazzle, v. a.   1. Daze, blind (by excess of light).
2. Astonish (by splendor), surprise (by brilliancy).
Dazzle, n.   Brightness, brilliancy, splendor, dazzling light.
Dead, a.   1. Lifeless, breathless, inanimate, deceased, defunct, departed, gone, gone to one's last home, gathered to one's fathers.
2. Dull, frigid, cold, torpid, inert, unfeeling, callous, obtuse, indifferent, lukewarm.
3. Vapid, tasteless, insipid, flat.
4. Unemployed, useless, unprofitable.
5. Entire, complete, total.
Dead, n.   Depth, gloomiest period.
Dead against, Utterly or wholly opposed, out and out against.
Dead ahead, (Naut.) Directly ahead (said of the wind).
Dead-drunk, Completely drunk.
Deaden, v. a.   1. Weaken, impair, dull, damp, dampen.
2. Blunt, benumb, paralyze, obtund, hebetate, make insensible.
Dead language, Unspoken language.
Deadly, a.   1. Mortal, fatal, destructive, deleterious, noxious, murderous.
2. Implacable, rancorous, sanguinary.
Deadly-night-shade, n.   Belladonna, banewort, dwale (Atropa belladonna).
Dead shot, Good marksman.
Deaf, a.   Hard of bearing, dull of hearing.
Deafen, v. a.   Stun, make deaf.
Deaf-mute, n.   Deaf and dumb person.
Deaf to, Regardless of, heedless of, inattentive to.
Deal, n.   1. Quantity, degree, extent.
2. Distribution (of cards).
3. Pine plank.
Deal, v. a.   Distribute, give, bestow, dispense, apportion, allot, divide, share, deal out, dole out, mete out.
Deal, v. n.   1. Traffic, trade, do business, have commerce.
2. Behave, conduct one's self.
3. Distribute cards.
Deal by, Treat (either well or ill).
Dealer, n.   1. Trader, trafficker.
2. Distributor.
Deal in, Have to do with, be engaged in.
Dealing, n.   1. Conduct, behavior, action.
2. Commerce, intercourse, business, trade, traffic.
Dear, a.   1. Costly, expensive, high-priced, at a high price, of great price.
2. Precious, beloved, darling, much loved, highly esteemed or valued.
Dear, n.   Darling.
Dearth, n.   1. Scarcity, insufficiency, deficiency, short supply.
2. Need, want, lack, famine, short commons.
Death, n.   Decease, demise, dying, dissolution, departure, exit, end of life, King of terrors, debt of nature.
Death-like, a.   Cadaverous, pale, wan, ghastly.
Death's-head-moth, n.   Hawk-moth.
Debar, v. a.   Exclude, prohibit, prevent, hinder, restrain, withhold, shut out.
Debark, v. n.   Land, disembark, go on shore, come to land.
Debase, v. a.   1. Lower, depress, reduce, deteriorate, impair, vitiate, injure, pervert, alloy.
2. Degrade, abase, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, mortify, bring low, take down.
3. Contaminate, taint, defile, pollute, foul, befoul, corrupt, soil.
Debasement, n.   1. Deterioration, vitiation, adulteration, perversion.
2. Abasement, degradation, humiliation, depravation.
Debatable, a.   Disputable.
Debate, n.   1. Disputation, controversy.
2. Altercation, contest, contention, dispute, logomachy, strife of words, war of words.
Debate, v. a.   Discuss, argue, dispute, contest, canvass.
Debate, v. n.   1. Argue, dispute, deliberate, hold an argument.
2. (Rare.) Fight, contend, struggle.
Debauch, v. a.   1. Corrupt, vitiate, deprave, pollute.
2. Ravish, deflour, violate, commit a rape upon.
Debauch, n.   Potation, compotation, revels, revelry, orgies, bacchanals, saturnalia, carousal, drunken frolic, intemperate indulgence.
Debauchee, n.   Libertine, rake, voluptuary, profligate, man of pleasure.
Debauchery, n.   1. Excesses, dissipation, dissoluteness.
2. Licentiousness, lewdness.
Debilitate, v. a.   Weaken, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, prostrate, render weak, make languid.
Debilitation, n.   Weakening, exhaustion, prostration.
Debility, n.   Weakness, feebleness, languor, prostration, exhaustion, infirmity, frailty, loss of strength.
Debonair, a.   Courteous, affable, polite, refined, civil, urbane, complaisant, obliging, gracious, easy, kind, well-bred.
Débris, n.   [Fr.] Rubbish, ruins, remains.
Debt, n.   1. Due, obligation.
2. Trespass, offence, transgression, sin, fault, crime.
Debt of nature, Death.
Début, n.   [Fr.] First attempt, first appearance.
Decadence, n.   Decay, decline, fall, declension, degeneracy.
Decadency, n.   Decay, decline, fall, declension, degeneracy.
Decalogue, n.   The ten commandments.
Decamp, v. n.   1. Break up camp, march away, march off, move off.
2. Flee, fly, escape, hasten away, run away, go away, make off, pack off, steal away.
Decant, v. a.   Pour off.
Decapitate, n.   Behead, decollate, deprive of the head.
Decapitation, n.   Beheading, decollation.
Decarbonize, v. a.   Deprive of carbon.
Decay, v. n.   1. Decline, fail, deteriorate, wither, waste, perish, be impaired, waste away, fall into decay.
2. Rot, putrefy, be spoiled.
Decay, n.   Decline, decadence, deterioration, degeneracy.
Decease, n.   Death, demise, dying.
Decease, v. n.   Die, depart.
Deceased, a.   Dead, defunct.
Deceit, n.   Deception, fraud, imposition, imposture, finesse, artifice, duplicity, guile, trickery, cozenage, cheating, double dealing.
Deceitful, a.   Deceptive, delusive, illusive, illusory, fallacious.
Deceive, v. a.   Delude, cheat, dupe, gull, cozen, fool, befool, trick, circumvent, overreach, chouse, diddle, beguile, hood-wink, impose upon, make a fool of, play a trick upon, pull wool over one's eyes.
Deceiver, n.   Impostor, cheat, trickster, rogue, knave, pretender.
Decency, n.   1. Propriety, decorum, proper formality.
2. Modesty, delicacy, purity.
Decent, a.   1. Proper, becoming, fit, befitting, suitable, decorous, seemly, comely.
2. Modest, delicate, pure.
3. Tolerable, passable, moderate, respectable.
Deception, n.   1. Imposture, imposition, DECEIT.
2. Trick, cheat, ruse, wile, stratagem, chouse.
Deceptive, a.   Deceitful, deceiving, delusive, illusive, illusory, misleading, fallacious, clap-trap, false.
Decide, v. a.   Settle, conclude, terminate, end.
Decide, v. n.   Determine, conclude, come to a conclusion, give a decision.
Decided, a.   1. Determined, unwavering, unhesitating, resolute.
2. Unequivocal, categorical, positive, absolute.
3. Unquestionable, undeniable, indisputable, certain, clear, beyond all question, beyond a doubt, past dispute.
Deciduous, a.   (Bot.) Not evergreen, not perennial.
Decipher, v. a.   1. Unravel, unfold, interpret, reveal, explain, expound.
2. Read, make out.
Decision, n.   1. Conclusion, judgment, determination, settlement.
2. Resolution, firmness.
Decisive, a.   Conclusive, final.
Deck, v. a.   Adorn, embellish, decorate, ornament, array, beautify.
Declaim, v. n.   1. Harangue, spout, speak (rhetorically).
2. Recite a speech, practise speaking.
Declamation, n.   1. Declaiming, haranguing, spouting.
2. Harangue, set speech.
3. Exercise in speaking.
Declamatory, a.   1. In the style of declamation.
2. Rhetorical, grandiloquent, inflated, bombastic, swelling, pompous, turgid, pretentious, high-flowing, high-sounding, HIGHFALUTIN.
Declaration, n.   Affirmation, assertion, asseveration, averment, protestation, avowal.
Declarative, a.   Explanatory, DECLARATORY.
Declaratory, a.   1. Expressive, affirmative, enunciative, enunciatory.
2. Explanatory, declarative.
Declare, v. a.   Affirm, assert, aver, asseverate, state, proclaim, publish, promulgate, communicate, announce, utter, make known.
Declare, v. n.   1. Make a declaration.
2. Announce a determination.
Declension, n.   1. Decline, deterioration, degeneracy, decay, diminution, falling off.
2. (Gram.) Inflection, variation.
Declination, n.   Deviation.
Decline, v. n.   1. Lean downward.
2. Decay, sink, droop, languish, pine, fail, become feeble.
3. Deteriorate, degenerate, be impaired.
4. Decrease, lessen, diminish, wane, fall away.
Decline, v. a.   1. Refuse, reject.
2. (Gram.) Inflect, vary.
Decline, n.   1. Decline, deterioration, degeneracy, decay, diminution, falling off.
2. Consumption, phthisis, marasmus, atrophy, gradual wasting, progressive emaciation.
Declivity, n.   Slope (downwards), descent.
Declivous, a.   Sloping.
Decollate, v. a.   Behead, decapitate.
Decollation, n.   Beheading, decapitation.
Decolor, v. a.   Deprive of color.
Decolorize, v. a.   Deprive of color.
Decompose, v. a.   Decompound, analyze, resolve into its elements.
Decomposition, n.   Analysis, resolution.
Decompound, v. a.   Analyze, decompose.
Decorate, v. a.   Adorn, deck, ornament, embellish, beautify.
Decoration, n.   Ornament, embellishment.
Decorous, a.   Decent, becoming, suitable, proper, befitting, seemly, comely, fit, decent.
Decorum, n.   Decency, propriety, seemliness, appropriate behavior.
Decoy, v. a.   Allure, lure, entice, inveigle, seduce, tempt, entrap, ensnare.
Decoy, n.   Lure, allurement.
Decoy-pigeon, n.   Stool-pigeon.
Decoy-rogue, n.   Stool-pigeon.
Decrease, v. n.   Diminish (gradually), lessen, grow less.
Decrease, v. a.   Diminish, lessen, make less.
Decrease, n.   Diminution, lessening, decrement, reduction.
Decree, v. n. Ordain, appoint, determine.
Decree, v. a.   Order, ordain, appoint, enjoin, command.
Decree, n.   Edict, enactment, regulation, law, order, mandate, fiat, ordinance, statute.
Decrement, n.   Decrease, diminution, lessening, waste, loss.
Decrepit, a.   Superannuated, effete, worn or broken down with age, infirm through age.
Decrepitate, v. n.   Crackle, snap, crepitate.
Decrepitude, n.   Infirmity of age, decline of life.
Decrial, n.   Condemnation, disparagement, depreciation, crying down.
Decry, v. a.   Disparage, depreciate, discredit, condemn, traduce, cry down, run down, bring into disrepute, bring discredit on.
Decuple, a.   Tenfold.
Decussate, v. a.   Intersect, cross, divide crosswise.
Decussate, a.   Crossed, intersected, reticulated.
Decussated, a.   Crossed, intersected, reticulated.
Decussation, n.   Crossing, intersection.
Dedicate, v. a.   1. Devote, consecrate, set apart.
2. Address (as a literary work), inscribe.
Dedicate, a.   Devoted, consecrated, dedicated, set apart.
Dedication, n.   1. Consecration, devotion.
2. Address, inscription.
Deduce, v. a.   Derive, conclude, infer.
Deducible, a.   Inferrible, derivable.
Deduct, v. a.   Subtract, separate, take away.
Deduction, n.   1. Subtraction, retrenchment, withdrawal, removal.
2. Abatement, allowance, defalcation, reduction, discount.
3. Inference, conclusion, consequence, corollary.
Deed, n.   1. Act, action, performance, exploit, achievement, feat.
2. Reality, fact, truth.
3. (Law.) Indenture.
Deem, v. a.   Think, regard, consider, hold, believe, suppose, imagine, judge, account, look upon.
Deem, v. n.   Think, believe, suppose, opine, fancy, be of opinion.
Deep, a.   1. Profound, unfathomable.
2. Mysterious, intricate, knotty, difficult, hard (to comprehend).
3. Sagacious, penetrating, intelligent, discerning, shrewd.
4. Absorbed, engrossed, rapt up.
5. Grave, low, not high, not sharp.
6. Dark, intense.
7. Great, thorough, entire.
Deep, n.   Sea, ocean, main.
Deep, ad.   Deeply.
Deepen, v. a.   1. Make deeper, increase the depth of.
2. Make darker, make more intense.
3. Reduce to a lower tone, make more grave.
Deepen, v. n.   Grow deeper, become deeper.
Deeply, ad.   1. Profoundly, deep, to or at a great depth, far down.
2. Thoroughly, entirely, completely.
3. Greatly, very much, in a high degree.
Deer-berry, n.   Tea-berry, wintergreen, partridge-berry, boxberry, mountain-tea (Gaultheria procumbens).
Deface, v. a.   Disfigure, deform, mar, spoil, injure, soil, tarnish.
Defacement, n.   Disfigurement, injury.
De facto, [L.] 1. In fact, really, actually.
2. Real, actual.
Defalcate, v. a.   [Applied especially to public accounts, estimates, &c.] Lop, lop off, cut off, deduct a part of.
Defalcation, n.   1. Diminution, abatement.
2. Deficiency, deficit, default, shortcoming, falling short.
Defamation, n.   Slander, calumny, detraction, obloquy, aspersion, abuse, backbiting, scandal, false accusation.
Defamatory, a.   Slanderous, calumnious, libellous, abusive.
Defame, v. a.   Asperse, slander, malign, calumniate, traduce, vilify, revile, lampoon, blacken, abuse, blemish, run down, speak ill of.
Default, n.   1. Omission, neglect, failure.
2. Want, lack, destitution, defect, deficiency.
Defaulter, n.   Delinquent (in failing to appear in court, or in accounting for money intrusted).
Defeat, n.   1. Overthrow, downfall, rout, discomfiture, repulse.
2. Frustration.
Defeat, v. a.   1. Conquer, overthrow, overcome, vanquish, checkmate, repulse, beat, discomfit, rout.
2. Frustrate, baffle, foil, balk, disconcert, disappoint.
Defecate, v. a.   Clarify, clear, purify.
Defecation, n.   Clarification, purification.
Defect, n.   1. Deficiency.
2. Imperfection, blemish, flaw.
3. Fault, failing, foible.
Defection, n.   Apostasy, backsliding.
Defective, a.   1. Deficient, insufficient, inadequate, not full, incomplete.
2. Imperfect, faulty, not perfect.
Defence, n.   [Written also Defense.] 1. Protection, guard, buckler, bulwark, fortification, tower of strength.
2. Vindication, justification, apology, plea, excuse.
Defenceless, a.   Unguarded, unarmed, unprotected, exposed, weak.
Defend, v. a.   1. Guard, PROTECT, shield, secure from danger, secure from attack.
2. Vindicate, assert, maintain, uphold, justify, espouse, plead.
Defender, n.   1. Asserter, pleader.
2. Champion, vindicator, protector.
Defer to, Respect, value, yield to, pay respect to, think much of, think highly of, pay deference to.
Defer, v. a.   Postpone, delay, adjourn, procrastinate, put off, stave off, let lie over.
Deference, n.   1. Respect, regard, esteem, honor, reverence, veneration, homage, obeisance.
2. Complaisance, condescension.
Deferential, a.   Respectful, reverential.
Defiance, n.   1. Daring, challenge, invitation to combat.
2. Contempt, opposition, spite, despite.
Defiant, a.   Bold, daring, courageous.
Deficiency, n.   1. Want, lack, defectiveness, insufficiency, scantiness, shortness, meagreness, dearth, scarcity, DEFICIT.
2. Failing, failure, frailty, infirmity, imperfection, foible, fault, error, weakness, weak side, blind side.
Deficient, a.   Defective, insufficient, imperfect, incomplete, not full, not perfect.
Deficit, n.   [L.] Want, DEFICIENCY.
Defile, v. a.   1. Soil, dirty, stain, tarnish, make foul or filthy.
2. Sully, taint, pollute, corrupt, vitiate, debase, contaminate, poison.
3. Violate, DEFLOUR, ravish.
Defile, v. n.   File off, march in a line.
Defilement, a.   Pollution, contamination, taint, uncleanness, abomination, foulness.
Definable, a.   Determinable, that may be defined.
Define, v. a.   1. Limit, bound, circumscribe, set bounds to, fix the limits of.
2. Describe, declare the properties of.
3. Explain the meaning of, give the signification of.
Definite, a.   1. Determinate, defined, precisely bounded.
2. Precise, exact, determined, certain.
3. (Gram.) Limiting, defining.
Definition, n.   1. Explanation (of the meaning).
2. Description (by a statement of characteristic properties).
Definitive, a.   1. Determinate, positive, express, explicit, categorical, unconditional.
2. Final, conclusive.
Deflect, v. n.   Deviate, diverge, swerve, turn aside.
Deflect, v. a.   Bend, turn aside.
Deflection, n.   Deviation, bending.
Deflour, v. a.   1. Deprive of flowers, deprive of beauty.
2. Ravish, violate, debauch, defile, constuprate, commit rape upon.
Deform, v. a.   Disfigure, deface, mar, injure, spoil, make unsightly, make ugly.
Deformity, a.   1. Distortion, malformation, misproportion, ugliness, inelegance, disfigurement, monstrosity, want of symmetry.
2. Irregularity, deviation from propriety.
Defraud, v. a.   Cheat, cozen, trick, dupe, gull, deceive, overreach, circumvent, delude, hoodwink, chouse, diddle, beguile, impose upon.
Defray, v. a.   Pay, discharge, settle, bear.
Deft, a.   1. Dexterous, skilful, clever, apt, adroit, ready, expert.
2. Neat, pretty.
Defunct, a.   Dead, deceased, departed, gone.
Defy, v. a.   1. Challenge, dare, bid defiance to, hurl defiance at.
2. Brave, disregard, slight, scorn, spurn, despise, contemn, treat with contempt, trample on, set at naught, snap the fingers at.
Degeneracy, n.   1. Deterioration, debasement, abasement, depravation, degeneration, degenerateness, declension, degradation, decline, decrease, falling off, growing worse.
2. Inferiority, meanness, poorness.
Degenerate, v. n.   Deteriorate, decline, decay, become worse, grow worse.
Degenerate, a.   Inferior, mean, base, corrupt, fallen, degenerated.
Degeneration, n.   Degeneracy.
Deglutition, n.   Swallowing.
Degradation, n.   1. Dishonor, disgrace, humiliation.
2. Deterioration, abasement, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, decline, vitiation, perversion.
3. (Geol.) Wearing away (of rocks, &c.).
Degrade, v. a.   1. Disgrace, dishonor, discredit, break, cashier, reduce to inferior rank.
2. Lower, sink, deteriorate, impair, injure, debase, vitiate, pervert, alloy.
Degree, n.   1. Step, stage.
2. Class, rank, order, grade, quality, station, standing.
3. Measure, extent.
4. Remove (in the line of descent).
5. Division (as on a scale), interval, space.
Dehisce, v. n.   Open, gape, gape open.
Dehiscence, n.   Opening, gaping.
Dehiscent, a.   Opening, gaping.
Dehortation, n.   Dissuasion.
Dehoratative, a.   Dissuasive.
Dehortatory, a.   Dissuasive.
Deification, n.   Apotheosis.
Deify, v. a.   Idolize, make a god of, raise to the rank of a deity.
Deign, v. n.   Condescend, vouchsafe, think fit, see fit.
Deign, v. a.   Grant, vouchsafe, accord.
Deist, n.   Unbeliever (in Christianity, but not in the existence of a God), sceptic, infidel, free-thinker.
Deity, n.   1. Divinity, Godhead, the Divine Nature.
2. (Myth.) God or goddess.
Deject, v. a.   Dishearten, dispirit, discourage, depress, make despondent, make sad.
Dejected, a.   Disheartened, dispirited, discouraged, depressed, down-hearted, down-cast, despondent, cast down, chap-fallen, crest-fallen, down in the mouth.
Dejection, n.   Depression, despondency, sadness, melancholy, gloom, dumps, blues, lowness of spirits.
Déjeuner, n.   [Fr.] Breakfast, morning meal.
2. Luncheon, lunch.
Déjeuné, n.   [Fr.] Breakfast, morning meal.
2. Luncheon, lunch.
De jure, [L.] Of right, by right, by law.
Delay, v. a.   1. Defer, postpone, procrastinate, put off, stave off, let lie over.
2. Detain, hinder, retard, step, impede.
Delay, v. n.   Linger, tarry, stop, procrastinate.
Delay, n.   1. Procrastination, postponement, deferring, the Fabian policy, masterly inactivity.
2. Detention, stay, stop, hinderance.
Dele, v. a.   [L.] Erase, efface, remove, delete, blot out.
Delectable, a.   Pleasing, pleasant, delightful, agreeable, gratifying.
Delectation, n.   Delight, joy, gladness, rapture, transport, ravishment, ecstasy, great pleasure.
Delegate, v. a.   1. Depute, commission, appoint as agent, send on an embassy.
2. Intrust, commit.
Delegate, n.   Deputy, commissioner, representative.
Delegation, n.   Deputies, delegates, body of delegates.
Delete, v. a.   Erase, efface, remove, dele, blot out.
Deleterious, a.   1. Destructive, deadly, poisonous, noxious.
2. Injurious, pernicious, hurtful, unwholesome.
Deliberate, v. n.   Reflect, ponder, consider, think, cogitate, ruminate, muse, meditate, take counsel with one's self.
Deliberate, a.   1. Wary, cautious, careful, circumspect, considerate, thoughtful.
2. Well considered, well advised, not rash.
3. Slow, not hasty.
Deliberation, n.   1. Consideration, meditation, cogitation, thought, reflection, circumspection, wariness, caution, thoughtfulness.
2. Consultation, discussion.
Delicacy, n.   1. Pleasantness, agreeableness, deliciousness, daintiness, savoriness, relish.
2. Dainty, tidbit, titbit.
3. Fineness, nicety, niceness, elegance.
4. Tenderness, slenderness, weakness, frailty.
5. Carefulness, scrupulousness, fastidiousness, daintiness, discrimination, tact, sensibility, nice perception.
6. Refinement, purity.
Delicate, a.   1. Pleasant, pleasing, delicious, agreeable, savory, palatable.
2. Fine, nice, elegant, exquisite.
3. Tender, slender, weak.
4. Discriminating, careful, scrupulous, fastidious, dainty, of nice perception.
5. Refined, pure.
Delicious, a.   1. Luscious, savory, palatable, delicate, dainty, nice.
2. Pleasant, grateful, agreeable.
Delight, n.   Joy, gladness, delectation, rapture, transport, ravishment, ecstasy, great pleasure.
Delight, v. a.   Enrapture, transport, enchant, charm, bless, please highly, gratify much.
Delight, v. n.   Take delight, have great pleasure.
Delightful, a.   Charming, enchanting, ravishing, very agreeable, highly pleasing.
Delineate, v. a.   1. Design, sketch, figure, represent by outlines.
2. Describe, portray, depict, set forth.
Delineation, n.   1. Sketch, design, outline, draught.
2. Description, account, portrayal.
Delinquency, n.   Fault, misdeed, misdemeanor, offence, crime, failure in duty, neglect of duty.
Delinquent, a.   Failing in duty.
Delinquent, n.   Offender, culprit, criminal, wrong-doer.
Delirious, a.   Insane (as in fevers), mad, deranged, demented, raving, frantic, frenzied.
Delirium, n.   Wandering (as in fevers), incoherence, hallucination, derangement, insanity, frenzy, raving, madness, alienation of mind.
Delirium tremens, Mania a potu, the horrors.
Deliver, v. a.   1. Liberate, release, free, emancipate, set free, set at liberty.
2. Rescue, save, extricate, redeem.
3. Commit, transfer, give, pass over, make over.
4. Yield, cede, grant, surrender, relinquish, resign, give up.
5. Pronounce, utter, speak.
6. Discharge, deal, give forth.
Deliverance, n.   1. Release, liberation, emancipation, redemption, escape.
2. Extrication, rescue, acquittance.
Delivery, n.   1. Surrender, conveyance, giving up.
2. Utterance, enunciation, pronunciation, speech, elocution.
3. Childbirth, parturition, labor, travail.
Dell, n.   Dale, dingle, valley, ravine, glen.
Delude, v. a.   Deceive, beguile, mislead, cheat, cozen, chouse, diddle, gull, dupe, circumvent, overreach, trick, impose upon, lead astray, lead into error.
Deluge, n.   Flood, overflow, inundation, cataclysm.
Deluge, v. a.   Submerge, inundate, overflow, drown, overwhelm.
Delusion, n.   1. Trick, imposition, imposture, cheat, fraud, artifice, wile, ruse, dodge, fetch, CLAP-TRAP, BAM.
2. Illusion, deception, fallacy, error, hallucination, mockery, phantasm.
Delusive, a.   Fallacious, deceitful, deceptive, deceiving, illusive, illusory, CLAP-TRAP.
Delve, v. a. & n.   Dig.
Demagogue, n.   Ringleader of the populace, factious leader, popular agitator.
Demand, v. a.   Claim, require, exact, challenge, call for, ask for.
Demand, v. n.   Ask, inquire, make inquiry.
Demand, n.   1. Claim, requisition, requirement, exaction.
2. Want, call, desire to obtain.
3. Question, inquiry, interrogation.
Demarcation, n.   Division, limit, bound, boundary.
Demean one's self, Behave, conduct, acquit one's self.
Demeanor, n.   Behavior, carriage, deportment, conduct, manner, bearing, air, mien.
Demented, a.   Idiotic, foolish, infatuated, insane, crazy.
Dementia, n.   [L.] (Med.) Idiocy, insanity, loss of intellect.
Demerit, n.   Fault, vice, crime, delinquency, transgression, ill desert.
Demirep, n.   Woman of doubtful reputation (as respects chastity).
Demise, n.   1. Conveyance, alienation, transfer, transference, making over.
2. Death (of a royal or a distinguished person), decease.
Demise, v. a.   1. Alienate, transfer, consign, devolve, convey, make over, deliver over.
2. Bequeath, devise, will, grant by will.
Demiurgic, n.   Creative, formative.
Democracy, n.   1. Government by the people.
2. Republic, representative government.
3. [U. S.] Democrats, democratic party.
Democratic, a.   1. Popular, of the people.
2. Representative, republican.
3. [U. S.] Of the democrats.
Democratical, 1. Popular, of the people.
2. Representative, republican.
3. [U. S.] Of the democrats.
Demolish, v. a.   Destroy, overthrow, raze, level, ruin, dash to pieces, break to pieces.
Demolition, n.   Overthrow, destruction, ruin.
Demon, n.   1. Spirit, genius, tutelary deity.
2. Devil, fiend, evil spirit.
Demoniac, n.   Person possessed by a demon, or evil spirit.
Demoniac, a.   Diabolical, devilish, infernal.
Demoniacal, Diabolical, devilish, infernal.
Demonstrable, a.   Provable, capable of being proved, capable of proof or demonstration.
Demonstrate, v. a.   Prove, establish, show, make evident.
Demonstration, n.   1. Proof.
2. Manifestation, show.
Demonstrative, a.   1. Conclusive.
2. Self-asserting, forward, bold, confident, presuming.
Demoralization, n.   1. Corruption of morals.
2. Depravity, want of principle.
Demoralize, v. a.   Corrupt, deprave, vitiate, deprive of moral principle.
Demulcent, a.   Mild, soothing, lenitive, emollient, sedative.
Demur, v. n.   1. Hesitate, pause, stop, waver, be in doubt, stop to consider.
2. Object, raise objections.
Demure, a.   1. Decorous, sober, grave, modest, downcast, coy.
2. Prudish, over-modest, affectedly modest.
Demurrer, n.   (Law.) Objection.
Den, n.   1. Cavern, cave.
2. Haunt, retreat, resort, place of resort, place much frequented.
Dendriform, a.   Arborescent, arboriform dendritic, dendroid, branching.
Dendritic, a.   Dendriform.
Dendroid, a.   Dendriform.
Dengue, n.   [Sp.] Break-bone fever, dandy-fever.
Denial, n.   1. Contradiction, negation.
2. Disavowal, disclaimer, abjuration, disowning.
3. Refusal (to grant a request).
Denizen, n.   1. (Eng. Law.) Naturalized citizen, adopted citizen.
2. Inhabitant, dweller, resident.
Denominate, v. a.   Name, designate, entitle, style, call, dub, christen, phrase.
Denomination, n.   1. Name, title, style, designation, appellation.
2. Sect, school, class.
Denote, v. a.   Signify, imply, betoken, indicate, typify, note, mark, designate, point out.
Dénouement, n.   [Fr.] 1. Catastrophe (of a drama or a novel), unravelling of the plot.
2. Issue, upshot, conclusion, termination, FINALE, consummation, winding up, finishing stroke, final event.
Denounce, v. a.   1. Threaten, menace.
2. Brand, stigmatize, arraign, upbraid, censure.
De novo, [L.] Anew, newly, afresh, again, over again.
Dense, a.   Close, compact, condensed, compressed, thick.
Density, n.   Closeness, compactness.
Dent, n.   Indentation, dint, nick, notch.
Dent, v. a.   Indent, make a dent upon.
Dentate, a.   Toothed, notched, serrate, serrated.
Dentated, a.   Toothed, notched, serrate, serrated.
Dentifrice, n.   Tooth-powder.
Dentist, n.   Dental surgeon, surgeon dentist.
Dentition, n.   Teething, cutting of the teeth.
Denude, v. a.   Strip, divest, make bare, make naked.
Denunciation, n.   1. Menace, threat.
2. Arraignment.
Denunciatory, a.   Condemnatory.
Deny, v. a.   1. Contradict, gainsay, declare to be untrue.
2. Renounce, abjure, disown, disavow, abnegate, refuse to acknowledge.
3. Withhold, refuse to grant.
Deobstruent, a.   [Med.] Laxative, aperient, loosening.
Deobstruent, n.   [Med.] Laxative, aperient, loosening medicine.
Deodorize, v. a.   Disinfect, deprive of odor.
Deodorizer, n.   Disinfectant.
Deoxidate, v. a.   Deoxidize.
Deoxidation, n.   Deoxidization.
Deoxidize, v. a.   Deoxidate, deprive of oxygen.
Depart, v. n.   1. Disappear, vanish, go away.
2. Go, start, set out, set forward, be off, take leave, bid adieu, bid farewell, MAKE TRACKS, take one's departure, make one's exit, take one's self off.
3. Die, decease, leave the world.
Depart from, 1. Leave, quit, go away from.
2. Abandon, forsake, desert, give up, not adhere to.
3. Deviate from, vary from.
Department, n.   1. Part, portion, division (especially a territorial division).
2. Province, function, office, station, sphere of duty, course of life.
Departure, n.   1. Withdrawal, exit, recession, retirement, removal.
2. Death, decease, demise.
Depend, v. n.   Hang, be pendent.
Depend on, Rely upon, rest upon, confide in, trust to, count upon, reckon upon, build upon, depend upon.
Dependant, n.   Vassal, minion, retainer, CLIENT, hanger-on.
Dependence, n.   1. Connection, concatenation.
2. Reliance, trust, confidence.
3. Stay, staff, support, prop, buttress, supporter.
4. Subordination, subjection.
Dependency, n.   1. Adjunct, appurtenance.
2. Colony.
Depend upon, Depend on.
Depict, v. a.   1. Paint, sketch, portray, delineate, pencil.
2. Describe, set forth.
Deplete, v. a.   Exhaust, drain, evacuate, empty.
Depletion, n.   Exhausting, draining, emptying, evacuation.
Deplorable, a.   Lamentable, pitiable, sad, calamitous, grievous, miserable, wretched, distressing, mournful, melancholy, to be deplored.
Deplore, v. a.   Mourn, bewail, lament, bemoan, grieve for, sorrow over.
Deploy, v. a.   (Mil.) Open, unfold, extend, expand.
Deploy, v. n.   (Mil.) Open, extend, expand.
Depone, v. n.   [Scotland.] Depose, testify, affirm, state, bear witness.
Deponent, n.   Witness (who makes oath to a written statement).
Depopulate, v. a.   Dispeople, unpeople, deprive of inhabitants.
Deport one's self, Behave, conduct one's self, demean one's self, acquit one's self, bear one's self.
Deportment, n.   Demeanor, behavior, carriage, conduct, bearing, manner, air, breeding.
Depose, v. a.   Dethrone, dismiss, oust, cashier, displace, break.
Depose, v. n.   Testify, DEPONE, declare, bear witness.
Deposit, v. a.   1. Drop, let fall, throw down.
2. Lodge, put, store, hoard, save, lay up, lay by.
3. Intrust, commit.
Deposit, n.   1. Precipitate.
2. Security, pledge, pawn, stake.
3. Money in bank.
4. [Rare.] Depository, store-house.
Depositary, n.   Trustee, guardian, fiduciary.
Deposition, n.   [Law.] 1. Testimony (in writing, signed and sworn to before a magistrate, after cross-examination), evidence, AFFIDAVIT.
2. Dethroning, dismission, displacement, removal.
Depository, n.   Storehouse, deposit, depot, place of deposit.
Depot, n.   1. Depository, storehouse, warehouse.
2. Station (of a railway), station-house, railway station.
Depravation, n.   1. Vitiation, corruption, deterioration, abasement, debasement, impairing, injury.
2. Depravity, degeneracy.
Deprave, v. a.   Vitiate, corrupt, contaminate, demoralize, make bad.
Depraved, p. a. Corrupted, corrupt, vicious, wicked, profligate, dissolute, reprobate, graceless, abandoned, shameless, hardened, lost.
Depravity, n.   Corruption, wickedness, viciousness, demoralization, vice, degeneracy.
Deprecate, v. a.   Pray to be delivered from, seek deliverance from, try to avert by prayer, make entreaty against.
Depreciate, v. a.   1. Underrate, undervalue, lessen the price of, diminish the value of.
2. Disparage, decry, traduce, malign, degrade, censure, find fault with.
Depreciate, v. n.   Fall in price, fall in value, become of less worth.
Depreciation, n.   1. Fall in price, diminution of value.
2. Detraction, disparagement, derogation, censure.
Depreciative, a.   Derogatory.
Depredation, n.   Spoliation, rapine, robbery, theft, pillage, plunder, pilfering.
Depredator, n.   Plunderer, robber, thief, spoiler, brigand, freebooter, pirate, corsair, buccaneer, marauder.
Depress, v. a.   1. Lower, detrude, drop, sink, bow, reduce, press down, let down, let fall, cast down, bring down.
2. Degrade, humble, disgrace, humiliate, debase, abase, abash, bring low, take down.
3. Discourage, dishearten, dispirit, deject, damp, dampen, chill, make sad, make despondent.
4. Make dull (as trade).
Depression, n.   1. Abasement, degradation, deterioration, debasement, perversion, vitiation, depravation.
2. Hollow, hollowness, cavity, indentation, dent, dint, dimple, excavation, pit.
3. Dejection, dejectedness, sadness, despondency, melancholy, dumps, blues, lowness of spirits, low spirits, depression of spirits.
4. Lowness, dulness, inactivity.
5. (Surg.) Couching.
Deprivation, n.   Loss, privation, BEREAVEMENT, dispossession.
Deprive, v. a.   Dispossess, divest, strip, rob, BEREAVE, take from.
Depth, n.   1. Deepness, profundity.
2. Extent, measure.
3. Middle, central part.
4. Discernment, sagacity, shrewdness, penetration, astuteness, perspicacity, profoundness.
Depurate, v. a.   1. Purify, cleanse, make pure.
2. Clarify, clear, make clear.
Depuration, n.   1. Cleansing, purification.
2. Clarification, clearing, clarifying.
Deputation, n.   1. Delegation, commission.
2. Deputies, delegates, body of delegates.
Depute, v. a.   Delegate, commission, send out, appoint as agent.
Deputy, n.   Delegate, representative, substitute, proxy, envoy, legate, agent, factor.
Derange, v. a.   1. Disorder, confuse, unsettle, disarrange, displace, turn topsy-turvy, put out of place.
2. Disturb, discompose, disconcert, ruffle.
3. Make or render insane.
Derangement, n.   1. Disorder, confusion, disarrangement.
2. Disturbance, discomposure.
3. Insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, delirium, mental aberration.
Derbyshire-spar, n.   Fluor-spar, fluoride of calcium.
Derelict, a.   1. (Law.) Forsaken, relinquished, abandoned, left.
2. Unfaithful, faithless.
Derelict, n.   (Law.) 1. Abandoned property.
2. Tract of land (fit for cultivation) left dry by the retirement of the sea.
Dereliction, n.   1. Abandonment, renunciation, desertion, relinquishment.
2. Faithlessness, failure in duty.
Deride, v. a.   Ridicule (contemptuously or maliciously), mock, scout, satirize, lampoon, jeer, taunt, chaff, scoff at, jeer at, laugh at, make fun of, make sport of, make game of, turn to ridicule, hold up to ridicule, make a butt of, make merry with, POKE FUN AT.
Derision, n.   Ridicule, mockery, scorn, contempt.
Derisive, a.   Scoffing, mocking, ridiculing scornful, contemptuous, contumelious.
Derisory, a.   Scoffing, mocking, ridiculing scornful, contemptuous, contumelious.
Derivable, a.   1. Obtainable, to be derived.
2. Deducible, that may be inferred (from premises).
3. That may be traced (to a root).
Derivation, n.   1. Descent, genealogy.
2. Etymology.
Derivative, a.   Derived.
Derive, v. a.   1. Draw, receive, obtain, get.
2. Deduce, trace.
Derm, n.   Skin, CUTIS, true skin.
Dermatoid, a.   Skin-like.
Derogate from, Disparage, detract from, take something from.
Derogation, n.   Detraction, disparagement, depreciation.
Derogatory, a.   1. Detracting, dishonoring, depreciative.
2. Shameful, disreputable, disgraceful, discreditable, scandalous.
Descant, n.   1. Melody (with variations), song, tune.
2. Commentary, series of comments.
3. (Mus.) Soprano, treble, highest part in a score.
Descant, v. n.   Expatiate, enlarge, animadvert, dilate, treat, discourse, make remarks.
Descend, v. n.   1. Fall, sink, drop, go down, come down.
2. Dismount, alight, get down.
3. Go, pass, proceed, be transferred.
4. Originate, be derived, take rise.
5. Make an attack, make an assault.
Descend, v. a.   Go down, move down.
Descendants, n. pl.   Progeny, posterity, offspring.
Descendent, a.   Descending.
Descent, n.   1. Fall.
2. Declivity, slope.
3. Extraction, derivation, parentage.
4. Attack, assault, incursion, foray, raid, hostile invasion.
Describe, v. a.   1. Delineate, trace, draw, mark out.
2. Represent (by words), portray, depict, explain, recount, narrate, relate, give an account of, set forth.
3. Characterize, specify the peculiarities of, set forth the character of.
Description, n.   1. Delineation, tracing.
2. Representation, explanation, account, relation, recital, report, narration, narrative.
3. Sort, kind, class, species.
Descry, v. a.   1. Discover, discern, espy, perceive, see, behold, got sight of, get a glimpse of.
2. Detect, recognize, find out, spy out.
Desecrate, v. a.   Profane, abuse, pollute, prostitute, misuse, pervert, treat sacrilegiously.
Desecration, n.   Profanation, pollution, misuse, abuse, prostitution, perversion.
Desert, a.   Uninhabited, desolate, forsaken, wild, waste, barren, untilled.
Desert, n.   Wilderness, waste, solitude, deserted region.
Desert, v. a.   Forsake, leave, quit, abandon, renounce, leave in the lurch, turn one's back upon.
Desert, n.   Deserving, due, merit or demerit.
Deserted, a.   Forsaken, abandoned, relinquished, given up, cast off.
Deserter, n.   1. Forsaker.
2. Backslider, renegade, apostate, revolter, turncoat.
Desertion, n.   Abandonment, relinquishment, dereliction.
Deserve, v. a.   Merit, be worthy of, be entitled to.
Desiccate, v. a.   Dry, exsiccate, dry up, make dry.
Desiccative, a.   Drying.
Desiccative, n.   Drier.
Desiderate, v. a.   Desire, want, miss, lack, feel the want of, long to have supplied.
Desideratum, n.   [L. pl. Desiderata.] Object of desire, thing wanted, want generally felt.
Design, v. a.   1. Project, plan, devise, contrive, scheme, concoct, brew, purpose, intend, mean, propose to one's self, have in view.
2. Draw, delineate, sketch, describe, trace out.
Design, n.   1. Intention, intent, purpose, project, plan, device, scheme, proposal, aim, intent, meaning, purport, drift, scope, object, mark.
2. Sketch, drawing, outline, delineation, plan, draught.
Designate, v. a.   1. Specify, particularize, distinguish, define, indicate, denote, show, point out, mark out.
2. Denominate, name, entitle, style, call, dub, term, characterize, describe, christen.
3. Appoint, assign, allot.
Designation, n.   1. Indication, specification.
2. Kind, class, description.
3. Name, appellation, title, style, denomination, EPITHET.
Designing, a.   Insidious, deceitful, artful, intriguing, sly, wily, astute, subtle, cunning, crafty, arch, trickish, TRICKY, treacherous, crooked, diplomatic, Machiavelian.
Desirable, a.   Eligible, enviable, to be desired.
Desire, n.   Wish, longing, craving, inclination, hankering, aspiration, appetency.
Desire, v. a.   1. Wish, crave, covet, want, fancy, wish for, long for, hanker after, lust after, yearn for, aspire after.
2. Solicit, request, ask.
Desirous, a.   Eager, longing, solicitous, desiring, feeling a desire.
Desist, v. n.   Cease, stop, pause, forbear, stay, leave off, break off, give over.
Desman, n.   Muscovy, MUSK-RAT (Mygale moschata).
Desolate, a.   1. Uninhabited, unfrequented, desert, forsaken, dreary, wild, waste, barren.
2. Lonely, solitary, companionless.
3. Ruined, destroyed, devastated, ravaged, laid waste.
4. Comfortless, cheerless, miserable, wretched, forlorn.
Desolate, v. a.   Ravage, devastate, depopulate, ruin, destroy, despoil, sack, ransack, lay waste.
Desolation, n.   1. Ruin, devastation, ravage, destruction.
2. Gloom, gloominess, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness, misery.
Despair, n.   Desperation, loss of hope, complete or utter hopelessness.
Despair, v. n.   Despond, lose all hope, give up all expectation, be without any hope.
Despatch, v. a.   [Written also Dispatch.] 1. Send away (in haste).
2. Kill, slay, slaughter, assassinate, put to death, send out of the world.
3. Hasten, expedite, accelerate, forward, speed, quicken, push or urge forward, press or urge on, make short work of.
Despatch, n.   1. Speed, haste, expedition.
2. Message (expeditiously sent), communication, telegram.
Desperado, n.   Dare-devil, desperate fellow.
Desperate, a.   1. Despairing, hopeless, without hope.
2. Wretched, forlorn, beyond hope.
3. Rash, reckless, precipitate, headlong, frantic.
Desperation, n.   Despair, hopelessness.
Despicable, a.   Contemptible, pitiful, base, mean, abject, vile, worthless, low, paltry.
Despise, v. a.   Contemn, scorn, spurn, disdain, scout, slight, disregard, hold in contempt, look down upon.
Despite, n.   1. Malevolence, malignity, malice, spite.
2. Defiance, opposition, contempt.
Despite, prep.   Notwithstanding, in spite of, in the face of, in the teeth of.
Despoil, v. a.   1. Strip, divest, deprive.
2. Rob, plunder, pillage, fleece.
Despond, v. n.   Despair, be cast down, be disheartened, lose hope, lose courage, be despondent, give up, abandon hope.
Despondency, n.   Dejection, discouragement, depression, sadness, MELANCHOLY, gloom, blues, blue devils, lowness of spirits.
Despondent, a.   Dispirited, disheartened, discouraged, dejected, depressed, MELANCHOLY, low-spirited, in low spirits.
Despot, n.   Autocrat, dictator, tyrant, absolute sovereign, absolute ruler.
Despotic, a.   Absolute, arbitrary, imperious, tyrannical, autocratic.
Despotical, a.   Absolute, arbitrary, imperious, tyrannical, autocratic.
Despotism, n.   Autocracy, absolutism, dictatorship, tyranny, absolute power, arbitrary rule.
Desquamation, n.   (Med.) Exfoliation.
Destination, n.   1. Fate, lot, doom, fortune, star, destiny.
2. Purpose, design, end, object, aim, scope, drift.
3. Goal, harbor, haven, landing-place, resting-place.
Destine, v. a.   1. Appoint, ordain, allot, devote, consecrate.
2. Doom, decree.
Destiny, n.   1. Lot, doom, fortune, fate, star, destination.
2. Fate, necessity, decrees of fate, wheel of fortune.
Destitute of, Wanting, without, devoid of, unprovided with.
Destitute, a.   Indigent, needy, poor, penniless, necessitous, distressed, reduced, pinched, short of money, out of money, out of cash, out of pocket, in need, in want, moneyless.
Destitution, n.   Indigence, want, need, poverty, penury, privation.
Destroy, v. a.   1. Demolish, overturn, overthrow, subvert, raze, ruin, throw down, pull down, break up, sap the foundations of.
2. Annihilate, quench, put an end to, bring to nought.
3. Waste, ravage, desolate, devastate, devour, lay waste, make desolate, swallow up, ravage with fire and sword.
4. Extirpate, eradicate, uproot, kill, slay, extinguish, carry off, root out, grub up, pluck up by the roots, cut up root and branch, strike at the root of, give a death blow to, scatter to the winds.
Destruction, n.   1. Demolition, subversion, overthrow, ruin, havoc, shipwreck.
2. Desolation, devastation, ravage.
3. Eradication, extirpation, extinction.
4. Death, slaughter, murder, massacre.
Destructive, a.   Ruinous, pernicious, deleterious, baleful, mischievous, fatal, deadly.
Desuetude, n.   Disuse, discontinuance, non-observance.
Desultory, a.   Immethodical, unconnected, unsystematic, irregular, fitful, capricious, rambling, wandering, roving, discursive, cursory, slight, by fits and starts.
Detach, v. a.   1. Separate, disjoin, disengage, disunite, sever, dissever, part, divide.
2. Detail, send away.
Detail, v. a.   1. Relate, recount, narrate, rehearse, delineate, portray, depict, enumerate, particularize, describe, set forth.
2. Detach, send away.
Detail, n.   Account, narration, narrative, relation, recital.
Details, n. pl.   Particulars, minutiæ, distinct parts, minor circumstances.
Detain, v. a.   1. Restrain, stay, check, delay, retain, stop, keep back.
2. Confine, hold in custody.
Detect, v. a.   Discover, expose, descry, find out, bring to light, lay open.
Detection, n.   Discovery.
Detent, n.   Pawl, click, catch, ratchet.
Deter, v. a.   Restrain, hinder, discourage, withhold (by fear).
Detergent, a.   Cleansing, detersive.
Deteriorate, v. a.   impair, make worse.
Deteriorate, v. n.   Degenerate, grow worse.
Deterioration, n.   Debasement, degradation, depravation, degeneracy, degenerateness, vitiation, perversion.
Determinable, a.   Definable, that may be determined.
Determinate, a.   1. Determine, definite, fixed, limited, settled, established, explicit, positive, express, absolute, certain.
2. Decisive, conclusive, definitive, decided.
Determination, n.   1. Decision, resolution, conclusion, judgment, purpose, resolve.
2. Direction, tendency, leaning.
3. (Law.) Ceasing, termination.
Determine, v. a.   1. Settle, decide, adjust, conclude, end, fix.
2. Ascertain, certify, verify, find out, make out, fix upon.
3. Influence, lead, induce, give direction to.
4. (Law.) Bring to an end, put an end to, cause to terminate.
Determine, v. n.   Conclude, decide, resolve.
Detersive, a.   Cleansing, detergent.
Detest, v. a.   Hate (extremely), abominate, abhor, loathe, nauseate, shrink from, recoil from.
Detestable, a.   1. Execrable, abominable, odious, hateful, cursed, accursed, abhorred, damnable, shocking.
2. Loathsome, disgusting, sickening, repulsive, offensive, nauseating.
Detestation, n.   1. Hatred, abhorrence, abomination, detestation.
2. Loathing, disgust, antipathy.
Dethrone, v. a.   Depose, drive from the throne.
Detonate, v. n.   Explode (with a loud report), detonize.
Detonate, v. a.   Detonize, cause to explode.
Detonation, n.   Explosion.
Detonize, v. n.   Detonate.
Detonize, v. a.   Detonate.
Détour, n.   [Fr.] Circuitous route, indirect way, roundabout way.
Detract from, Depreciate, disparage, decry, asperse, abuse, calumniate, vilify, traduce, defame, derogate from.
Detraction, n.   Depreciation, slander, calumny, defamation, disparagement, derogation, censure.
Detractor, n.   Slanderer, defamer, calumniator, vilifier.
Detriment, n.   Loss, damage, injury, disadvantage, mischief, prejudice, evil, harm, hurt.
Detrimental, a.   Injurious, hurtful, mischievous, pernicious, prejudicial.
Detrude, v. a.   Depress, lower, sink, drop, thrust down, force down, thrust into a lower place.
Detrusion, n.   Depression, lowering.
Deuce, n.   1. Two (said of cards or dice with two spots).
2. [Low.] Devil.
Deutoxide, n.   Binoxide.
Devastate, v. a.   Ravage, pillage, plunder, sack, spoil, despoil, destroy, desolate, strip, lay waste.
Devastation, n.   Ravage, desolation, destruction, havoc, ruin, waste, pillage, rapine.
Develop, v. a.   1. Unfold, evolve, disclose, exhibit, unravel, disentangle, make known, lay open.
2. Cause to grow, advance to maturity.
Develop, v. n.   Unfold, open, grow, be developed.
Development, n.   1. Unfolding, disclosure, exhibition, unravelling, disentanglement.
2. Growth, increase, progress to maturity.
Deviate, v. n.   1. Digress, diverge, deflect, veer, tack, wheel, turn aside, alter one's course, wheel about.
2. Err, stray, swerve, wander, go astray, go out of one's way, lose one's way.
Deviate, v. a.   Turn aside, cause to deviate.
Deviation, n.   1. Divergence, departure, depression, divarication, turning, aberration.
2. Difference, variation, variance, change, alteration.
3. Error, offence, iniquity, sin.
Device, n.   1. Contrivance, scheme, design, plan, project, expedient, shift, resort, resource.
2. Artifice, stratagem, wile, ruse, manœuvre, trick, fraud, evasion.
3. Emblem, symbol, type, sign.
Devil, n.   1. Satan, Lucifer, Belial, Apollyon, arch-fiend, arch-enemy, the tempter. Deuce, the evil one, the man of sin, the wicked one, the old serpent, the prince of darkness, the foul fiend, the Enemy, the Adversary.
2. Demon, evil spirit.
Devilish, a.   Diabolical, satanic, infernal, atrocious, impious, wicked.
Deviltry, n.   Mischief, wickedness, diablery, diabolical conduct.
Devious, a.   1. Deviating, erratic, wandering, out of the common way.
2. Erratic, going astray.
Devise, v. a.   1. Contrive, invent, imagine, plan, scheme, project, brew, concert, concoct, COMPASS.
2. Bequeath, demise, leave, give by will.
Devise, n.   Bequest, legacy.
Devoid, a.   Vacant, empty, destitute, void.
Devoirs, n. pl.   [Fr.] Respects.
Devolve, v. a.   Alienate, transfer, demise, consign, convey, deliver over, make over.
Devolve, v. n.   Fall (by succession or by inheritance), pass, be transferred, be handed over.
Devote, v. a.   1. Appropriate (by vow), consecrate, dedicate, destine, set apart.
2. Addict, apply, resign, give up.
3. Doom, give over.
Devoted, a.   1. Attached, loving, affectionate.
2. Ardent, zealous, earnest.
Devotee, n.   Bigot, fanatic, zealot, enthusiast.
Devotion, n.   1. Consecration, dedication.
2. Piety, religion, devoutness, religiousness, devotedness, holiness, sanctity, saintliness, godliness.
3. Worship, adoration, prayer.
4. Attachment, affection, love.
5. Ardor, earnestness, eagerness, zeal.
Devotional, a.   Devout, religions, pious, saintly, godly.
Devour, v. a.   1. Gorge, engorge, eat heartily, swallow eagerly.
2. Destroy, consume, waste, spend, expend, swallow up.
Devout, a.   1. Religious, pious, holy, saintly, devotional, godly, saint-like, heavenly-minded.
2. Sincere, earnest, serious, grave, solemn.
Dew-worm, n.   Earth-worm, lob-worm (Lumbricus terrestris).
Dexterity, n.   Skill, skilfulness, adroitness, expertness, readiness, facility, aptness, aptitude, address, quickness, cleverness, knack, ability, tact, art.
Dexterous, a.   Skilful, adroit, expert, handy, apt, ready, quick, clever, able.
Diablery, n.   Mischief, wickedness, deviltry, diabolical conduct.
Diabolic, a.   Devilish, infernal, satanic, impious, atrocious, wicked.
Diabolical, a.   Devilish, infernal, satanic, impious, atrocious, wicked.
Diacoustics, n.   Diaphonics.
Diadem, n.   1. Crown.
2. Empire, sovereignty.
Diagnostic, a.   Distinguishing, characteristic.
Diagram, n.   Figure.
Dial, n.   Sun-dial.
Dialect, n.   1. Provincialism, idiom.
2. Language, tongue, speech, form of speech.
Dialectic, a.   1. Logical.
2. Idiomatic.
Dialectical, a.   1. Logical.
2. Idiomatic.
Dialectician, n.   Logician, reasoner.
Dialectics, n.   1. Application of logical principles, applied logic.
2. Logic, science of the laws of thought, science of reasoning.
Dialogue, n.   Colloquy, conference.
Diameter, n.   Distance through the centre (as of a circle).
Diamond, n.   1. Adamant, BRILLIANT, crystallized carbon.
2. Rhombus, lozenge.
Diaphaneity, n.   Transparency, translucency, pellucidness.
Diaphanous, a.   Transparent, translucent, pellucid, clear.
Diaphonics, n.   Diacoustics.
Diaphragm, n.   Midriff.
Diarrhœa, n.   (Med.) Relax, flux, purging, looseness of the bowels.
Diarthrosis, n.   (Med.) Abarticulation.
Diary, n.   Journal, register, chronicle.
Diatribe, n.   1. Disputation, dissertation, disquisition.
2. Invective, philippic.
Dicker, v. n.   [Colloquial U. S.] Barter.
Dictate, v. a.   1. Prescribe, direct, ordain, command, order, bid, require, decree.
2. Utter (so that another may repeat or write).
Dictate, n.   1. Injunction, command, order, decree.
2. Precept, maxim, rule.
Dictation, n.   Prescription, direction.
Dictator, n.   Despot, autocrat, absolute ruler.
Dictatorial, a.   1. Absolute, unlimited, unrestricted.
2. Imperious, authoritative, overbearing, domineering, tyrannical.
Dictatorship, n.   Despotism, absolutism, tyranny, arbitrary power, absolute power, iron rule.
Diction, n.   Style, phraseology, language, expression, mode or manner of expression, turn of expression, form of expression.
Dictionary, n.   1. Lexicon, vocabulary, GLOSSARY, word-book.
2. Encyclopædia, alphabetical summary (in any department of knowledge).
Dictum, n.   (L. pl. Dicta.) 1. Saying, assertion, affirmation.
2. (Law.) Extrajudicial opinion.
Didactic, a.   Preceptive.
Didactical, a.   Preceptive.
Didapper, n.   Dab-chick, dob-chick (Podiceps minor).
Diddle, v. n.   1. Totter.
2. Trifle, dawdle, waste time.
Diddle, v. a.   Cheat, cozen, deceive, trick, dupe, chouse, circumvent, gull, overreach, delude, impose upon.
Die, v. n.   1. Expire, decease, depart, leave the world, draw the last breath, cease to exist, give up the ghost, pay the debt of nature, take one's last sleep, shuffle off this mortal coil, go the way of all flesh, go to one's last home, be numbered with the dead, cross the Styx, cross the Stygian ferry, POP OFF, KICK THE BUCKET.
2. Wither, perish, lose life.
3. Cease, vanish, disappear, come to nothing, come to an end, be lost, be heard of no more.
Die away, Subside, grow less and less, decrease gradually.
Die, n.   1. Small cube (for gaming).
2. Dado, cube of a pedestal.
3. Stamp.
Diet, n.   1. Food, provision, victuals, aliment, nutriment, nourishment, subsistence, provision, fare, viands, regimen, cheer, rations, commons.
2. Assembly, convention, council, convocation, congress.
Diet, v. n.   Eat sparingly, eat by rule.
Differ, v. n.   1. Vary, be unlike.
2. Disagree, be of a different opinion, think differently.
3. Wrangle, quarrel, contend, bicker, be at variance.
Difference, n.   1. Dissimilarity, variation, diversity, disparity, dissimilitude.
2. Variance, alienation, misunderstanding, dissension, jarring, breach, rupture, schism, contest, quarrel, dispute, debate, controversy, altercation, bickering, wrangle, strife, falling out.
3. Distinction, discrimination.
Different, a.   1. Distinct, separate, not the same.
2. Unlike, dissimilar, various, diverse, manifold.
Differential, a.   Discriminating.
Difficult, a.   1. Hard, arduous. Herculean, up-hill, beset with difficulty.
2. Austere, rigid, unyielding, unaccommodating.
3. Fastidious, dainty, squeamish, hard to please.
Difficulty, n.   1. Arduousness.
2. Obstacle, impediment, bar, obstruction, barrier, hinderance, trouble, perplexity, exigency, trial, dilemma, embarrassment, emergency, pinch, pickle, stand, dead-set, set fast, dead-lock, dead-stand, stand-still, horns of a dilemma, up-hill work, sea of troubles, peck of troubles, hard row to hoe, hard nut to crack.
Diffidence, n.   1. Distrust, doubt.
2. Bashfulness, timidity, sheepishness, extreme modesty, distrust of one's self, lack or want of self-reliance.
Diffident, a.   1. Distrustful, doubtful.
2. Bashful, timid, sheepish, over-modest, distrustful of one's self.
Diffuse, v. a.   Disperse, scatter, disseminate, spread, circulate, propagate, distribute, pour out, send abroad, spread abroad.
Diffuse, a.   Prolix, copious, rambling, loose, verbose, wordy, diffusive, long-winded, long-spun, spun out.
Diffusion, n.   Dispersion, spread, extension, propagation, circulation, distribution.
Diffusive, a.   1. Expansive.
2. Prolix, verbose, DIFFUSE.
Dig, v. a.   1. Excavate, delve, scoop, SCRATCH, hollow out.
2. Break up (with a spade, hoe, &c.).
Dig, v. n.   Delve, work with a spade, hoe, &c.
Dig, n.   1. [Low.] Punch, poke, thrust.
2. [Colloquial.] Innuendo, insinuation, oblique hint, sly remark.
3. [At colleges, U. S.] Plodding student.
Digest, n.   1. Pandect.
2. Code, system.
3. Abridgment, abstract, compend, compendium, epitome, summary, synopsis, conspectus, breviary, brief, sum and substance.
Digest, v. a.   1. Methodize, systematize, arrange, codify, classify, dispose, reduce to order.
2. Concoct, convert into chyme.
3. Study, ponder, consider, contemplate, reflect upon, think on, meditate upon, con over, revolve in the mind.
4. (Chem.) Soften by a gentle heat, macerate, steep, soak.
Digestion, n.   1. Methodizing, digesting, classifying.
2. Conversion of food into chyme.
3. Macerating, maceration, steeping.
Dignified, a.   Stately, noble, majestic, august, grave, imposing.
Dignify, v. a.   1. Advance, promote, exalt, ennoble, prefer to office.
2. Honor, grace, adorn, give lustre to, add dignity to.
Dignity, n.   1. Rank, elevation, standing, station, place, greatness, eminence, exaltation, glory, honor, reputableness, respectability.
2. Stateliness, grandeur, majesty, nobleness, lofty bearing or conduct, elevation of aspect or deportment.
3. Honor, preferment, high station or office.
4. Magistrate, dignitary, person in office.
Digress, v. n.   Deviate, diverge, wander, turn aside.
Digression, n.   1. Deviation, divergence, departure.
2. Episode, incidental passage.
Dilacerate, v. a.   Tear, lacerate, rend, rend asunder.
Dilapidate, v. a.   Waste, ruin, destroy, pull down, throw down, suffer to go to ruin.
Dilapidated, a.   Decayed, ruined, wasted, in ruins.
Dilapidation, n.   Ruin, decay, downfall.
Dilatation, n.   Expansion, expanding, DILATION, swelling.
Dilate, v. a.   Expand, extend, enlarge, widen, distend, swell.
Dilate, v. n.   1. Expand, widen, be distended.
2. Expatiate, descant, enlarge, dwell, be diffuse, be prolix, launch out, branch out, spin a long yarn, beat about the bush.
Dilation, n.   [Modern.] Dilatation, expansion, expanding, swelling, bloating.
Dilatory, a.   Slow, tardy, lingering, loitering, sluggish, laggard, lagging, behindhand, backward, procrastinating.
Dilemma, n.   Quandary, strait, difficult choice, puzzling alternative, awkward or bad predicament.
Dilettante, n.   [It.] 1. Amateur, connoisseur, virtuoso, critic, man of taste.
2. Pretender to taste (in the fine arts).
Diligence, n.   Assiduity (in some specific pursuit), assiduousness, activity, sedulousness, perseverance, INDUSTRY, steady application (to some pursuit that one likes).
Diligent, a.   Assiduous, sedulous, industrious, active, busy, persevering, notable, hard-working, at work, diligently employed, busily engaged, up and stirring, busy as a bee, brisk as a bee.
Dillydally, v. n.   Loiter, linger, delay, lag, saunter, trifle, idle away time.
Dilute, v. a.   Attenuate, reduce, weaken, make thin, make weak.
Dilute, a.   Thin, diluted, attenuated, weak, not strong.
Diluvium, n.   (Geol.) Drift.
Dim, a.   1. Dusky, dark, obscure, shadowy, cloudy, not luminous.
2. Dull, obtuse, slow to see.
3. Darkened, obscured, clouded, faint, confused, shorn of its beams.
Dim, v. a.   Darken, obscure, cloud.
Dime, n.   Ten cents.
Dimension, n.   1. Extent, extension, measure (in one direction).
2. (Algebra.) Literal factor.
Dimensions, n. pl.   Size, magnitude, bulk, volume, bigness, capacity, amplitude, greatness, largeness, mass, massiveness.
Dim-eyed, a.   Dim-sighted, blear-eyed.
Diminish, v. a.   Lessen, decrease, abate, reduce, make smaller.
Diminish, v. n.   Decrease, lessen, abate, subside, grow or become less, be reduced.
Diminution, n.   Decrease, lessening, decrement, reduction, abatement.
Diminutive, a.   Little, small, dwarfish, tiny, puny, pygmean, contracted, minute, of small size.
Dim-sighted, a.   Dim-eyed, blear-eyed.
Din, n.   Noise, uproar, racket, clamor, clatter, hubbub, HALLABALOO.
Dingle, n.   Dale, dell, vale, valley, glen.
Dingy, a.   1.Dun, dusky, brown.
2.Soiled, sullied, dirty.
Dint, n.   1.Dent, indentation.
2.Force, power.
Diocese, n.   Bishopric, see, jurisdiction or charge of a bishop.
Diodon, n.   Globe-fish, puffer.
Dioxide, n.   Suboxide.
Dip, v. a.   1.Immerse, plunge, douse, souse.
2.Take out (with a ladle, cup, &c.).
Dip, v. n.   1.Thrust a ladle (cup, &c., into a liquid).
2.Incline, tend downward.
3.Engage cursorily, enter slightly.
4. Dive, plunge, duck, pitch, immerse one's self.
Diplomacy, n.   1.Art of negotiating.
2.Artful management.
Diplomate, n.   [Fr.] Diplomatist.
Diplomatist, n.   Negotiator, diplomate.
Dire, a.   Dreadful, fearful, direful, shocking, terrible, horrid, horrible, awful, terrific, tremendous.
Direct, a.   1.Straight, in a right line, not crooked.
2.From father to son, not collateral.
3.Plain, express, categorical, unambiguous, not equivocal.
4. Open, sincere, ingenuous, frank, outspoken.
5. (Astron.) In the order of the signs, not retrograde.
Direct, v. a.   1.Aim, point, cast, turn.
2.Regulate, dispose, manage, conduct, control, govern.
3.Order, command, instruct, prescribe to, give directions to.
4. Guide, lead, put upon the right track.
5. Address, superscribe.
Direction, n.   1.Aim.
2.Tendency, line of motion.
3.Course, bearing, point of compass.
4. Management, oversight, superintendence, government, control.
5. Guidance, lead.
6. Order, command, prescription.
7. Address, superscription.
Directly, ad.   1.In a straight line, in a straight course.
2.Expressly, absolutely, unambiguously, openly, without circumlocution.
3.Immediately, quickly, promptly, speedily, soon, presently, forthwith, instantly, INSTANTER, in a short time, without delay.
Director, n.   1.Superintendent, manager, BOSS.
2.Guide, counsellor, adviser, instructor, mentor, monitor.
Direful, a.   Dreadful, fearful, horrible, terrible, shocking, horrid, terrific, awful, tremendous, dire.
Dirge, n.   Elegy, funeral song, mournful song.
Dirt, n.   Filth, foul matter.
Dirty, a.   1.Unclean, foul, filthy, nasty, soiled, begrimed.
2.Clouded, cloudy, dark, sullied.
3.Mean, base, vile, low, grovelling, sneaking, pitiful, paltry, beggarly, scurvy, shabby, despicable, contemptible.
Dirty, v. a.   Foul, befoul, soil, defile, draggle, daggle.
Disability, n.   1.Disqualification.
2.Inability, incapacity, incompetence, impotence, incapability.
Disable, v. a.   1.Weaken, enfeeble, cripple, paralyze, unman, disenable, deprive of strength.
2.Disqualify, incapacitate, unfit, make incapable.
Disabuse, v. a.   Undeceive, set right.
Disadvantage, n.   1.Unfavorableness.
2.Injury, loss, damage, detriment, disservice, prejudice, hurt.
Disadvantageous, a.   1.Unfavorable, ineligible, inconvenient.
2.Injurious, prejudicial, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious.
Disaffect, v. a.   Alienate, estrange, make unfriendly.
Disaffected, a.   Alienated, estranged, dissatisfied, disloyal.
Disaffection, n.   Alienation, estrangement, breach, disagreement, dissatisfaction, disloyalty, ill-will.
Disagree, v. n.   1.Differ, vary, be unlike.
2.Dissent, be of different opinions, differ in opinion.
3.Quarrel, wrangle, bicker, fall out.
4. Be unsuitable, be unfit, be unsuited.
Disagreeable, a.   Unpleasant, unpleasing, displeasing, distasteful, offensive.
Disagreement, n.   1.Difference, dissimilarity, unlikeness, dissimilitude, diversity, discrepancy.
2.Dissent, difference of opinion.
3.Discord, variance, misunderstanding, dissension, jarring, clashing, strife, quarrel, dispute, wrangle, bickering.
Disallow, v. a.   1.Prohibit, forbid, refuse permission to.
2.Reject, disapprove, set aside, refuse or decline to sanction.
3.Disavow, disclaim, disown, deny.
Disannul, v. a.   Nullify, cancel, rescind, quash, vacate, annul, abolish, abrogate, render void, set aside, do away.
Disappear, v. n.   Vanish, be lost to view, pass out of sight.
Disappoint, v. a.   Balk, frustrate, foil, defeat, battle, disconcert.
Disappointment, n.   Failure, miscarriage, frustration, ill success, want of success.
Disapprobation, n.   Dislike, displeasure, censure, disapproval.
Disapproval, n.   Disapprobation.
Disapprove, v. a.   1.Dislike, condemn, censure, regard as wrong.
2.Reject, disallow, refuse or decline to sanction.
Disarm, v. a.   1.Deprive of arms.
2.Disable, incapacitate; render powerless, harmless, or innocuous.
Disarrange, v. a.   Disorder, unsettle, derange, disturb, put out of order, throw into disorder, throw into confusion.
Disarray, n.   Confusion, disorder.
Disaster, n.   Mishap, misfortune, reverse, mischance, calamity, catastrophe, blow, stroke, casualty.
Disastrous, a.   Calamitous, unfortunate, unlucky, hapless, untoward, unprosperous, ill-fated, ill-starred.
Disavow, v. a.   Disclaim, disown, deny, disallow.
Disband, v. a.   Break up, dismiss from military service.
Disband, v. n.   Separate, disperse, scatter, break up, retire from military service.
Disbelief, n.   1.Scepticism, infidelity, refusal to believe.
2.Distrust, incredulity, want of belief.
Disbelieve, v. a.   Discredit, not believe, refuse to credit, hold or consider not to be true.
Disbeliever, n.   Unbeliever, sceptic, infidel, MISCREANT.
Disburden, v. a.   Disencumber, unburden, unload, disburthen, ease, rid, free, relieve.
Disburse, v. a.   Spend, expend, lay out, pay out.
Disbursement, n.   Expenditure.
Disburthen, v. a.   Disburden.
Discard, v. a.   1.Reject, throw or thrust aside, throw away, cast away, lay aside, cast off.
2.Dismiss, discharge, cashier, break, cast off, turn away.
Discern, v. a.   1.Discriminate, distinguish, note the distinctions of.
2.Perceive, see, discover, descry, behold, espy.
Discern, v. n.   Discriminate, judge, make distinction.
Discernible, a.   Perceptible, discoverable, to be discerned.
Discerning, a.   Discriminating, knowing, sagacious, perspicacious, judicious, acute, intelligent, ingenious, clear-headed, clear-sighted, keen-sighted, quick-sighted, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, Argus-eyed.
Discernment, n.   Discrimination, sagacity, shrewdness, sharpness, brightness, astuteness, acuteness, cleverness, perspicacity, ingenuity, penetration, insight, judgment, intelligence, mother wit, quick parts.
Discharge, v. a.   1.Unload, disburden, unburden, relieve of a load.
2.Emit, expel, excrete, eject, throw off, send out, give forth.
3.Set off, fire off, let fly, give vent to, shoot, fire.
4.Pay, liquidate, cash.
5.Release, absolve, exonerate, acquit, clear, relieve, liberate, free, set free.
6. Dismiss, discard, cashier, break, turn away, send away.
7. Remove, destroy, put away, clear from.
8. Perform, execute, fulfil, observe, acquit one's self of.
9. Remove, take out (as the cargo of a vessel).
10. (Law.) Cancel, rescind, annul, nullify, invalidate, make void.
Discharge, n.   1.Unloading, disburdening.
2.Emission, ejection, expulsion, excretion, vent, evacuation.
3.Firing, explosion, blast, burst, firing off.
4.Observance, performance, fulfilment, execution.
5.Payment, settlement, liquidation, satisfaction, clearance.
6. Release, liberation, exemption.
7. Acquittal, exoneration, absolution.
Disciple, n.   1.Scholar, pupil, learner.
2.Follower, adherent, partisan, supporter, retainer.
Disciplinarian, n.   Martinet, enforcer of discipline.
Discipline, n.   1.Instruction, training, drilling, drill, exercise, education, culture, schooling, breeding.
2.Subjection, control, regulation, government.
3.Punishment, chastisement, correction, castigation.
Discipline, v. a.   1.Instruct, train, breed, educate, teach, drill, exercise, form, bring up.
2.Regulate, control, govern, school, bring under subjection.
3.Punish, chastise, correct, castigate.
Disclaim, v. a.   1.Disown, disavow, deny any knowledge of.
2.Renounce, reject, cast off.
Disclaimer, n.   1.Disavowal.
2.(Law.) Renunciation (of a claim or a title), relinquishment.
Disclose, v. a.   1.Uncover, expose, bring to view, bring to light.
2.Reveal, divulge, show, unfold, unvail, tell, utter, betray, communicate, lay open, make known.
Disclosure, n.   Revelation, exposure, discovery.
Discolor, v. a.   Stain, tarnish, change the color of.
Discomfit, v. a.   Defeat, overthrow, rout, overcome, overpower, conquer, vanquish, subdue, beat, checkmate, put to flight, put down, get the upper hand of, scatter in fight.
Discomfiture, n.   Rout, defeat, overthrow, ruin.
Discomfort, n.   Uneasiness, disquiet, inquietude, trouble, annoyance.
Discommode, v. a.   Disturb, annoy, molest, trouble, disquiet, incommode, inconvenience, put to inconvenience.
Discompose, v. a.   1.Disorder, derange, disarrange, embroil, jumble, unsettle, confuse, disturb, throw into disorder or confusion.
2.Displease, disquiet, ruffle, agitate, harass, worry, annoy, plague, trouble, vex, fret, nettle, irritate, provoke, chafe.
3.Disconcert, perplex, bewilder, embarrass, abash, put out.
Discomposure, n.   1.Derangement, confusion.
2.Agitation, disquiet, uneasiness, excitement, vexation, worry, perturbation, annoyance.
Disconcert, v. a.   1.Frustrate, defeat, thwart, contravene, interrupt, undo.
2.Discompose, confuse, perplex, bewilder, embarrass, disturb, abash, put out.
Disconnect, v. a.   Disjoin, separate, disengage, disunite, sever.
Disconnection, n.   Disjunction, disassociation, disunion, separation, isolation, severance.
Disconsolate, a.   Inconsolable, desolate, forlorn, heart-broken, broken-hearted, comfortless, cheerless, sorrowful, melancholy, sad.
Discontent, n.   Dissatisfaction, uneasiness, inquietude.
Discontinuance, n.   Cessation, intermission, suspension, interruption, stoppage, stop, breaking off.
Discontinue, v. a.   Intermit, stop, interrupt, break off, leave off, put an end to.
Discontinuous, a.   Interrupted, broken off.
Discord, n.   1.Disagreement, contention, strife, dissension.
2.Dissonance, discordance, harshness, jarring, want of harmony.
Discordance, n.   1.Disagreement, inconsistency, incongruity, opposition, conflict.
2.Discord, dissonance.
Discordancy, n.   1.Disagreement, inconsistency, incongruity, opposition, conflict.
2.Discord, dissonance.
Discordant, a.   1.Disagreeing, incongruous, contradictory, contrary, opposite, repugnant, at variance.
2.Dissonant, harsh, jarring, inharmonious.
Discount, n.   Allowance, deduction, reduction, drawback, abatement, rebate.
Discountenance, v. a.   [Rare.] 1. Abash, put to shame, put out of countenance.
2.Discourage, disfavor, frown upon, show disapprobation of.
Discourage, v. a.   1.Dishearten, dispirit, depress, deject.
2.Dissuade, deter, keep back.
3.Disfavor, discountenance, throw cold water upon, put a damper on.
Discouragement, n.   1.Disheartening.
2.Dissuasion, dehortation, counter influence.
3.Embarrassment, hinderance, obstacle, impediment, damper, wet blanket, cold water.
Discourse, n.   1. [Rare.] Reason, reasoning faculty.
2. Dissertation, treatise, disquisition, homily, sermon.
3. Conversation, talk, oral communication, verbal intercourse.
Discourse, v. n.   1. Speak, expatiate, hold forth, deliver a discourse.
2. Talk, converse, parley, confer, advise, hold a conversation, hold a parley or conference, talk together.
Discourse, v. a.   Utter, emit, give forth.
Discourteous, a.   Uncivil, impolite, uncourtly, uncomplaisant, ungentlemanly, disrespectful, inurbane, unmannerly, uncourteous, rude, ill-bred, ill-mannered.
Discourtesy, n.   Incivility, impoliteness, rudeness, inurbanity, ill-breeding.
Discover, v. a.   1. Reveal, communicate, tell, disclose, exhibit, show, manifest, make manifest, impart, make known, lay open, lay bare, expose to view.
2. Ascertain, detect, find out, get the first knowledge of.
3. Descry, discern, espy, see, behold, get sight of, get a glimpse of.
Discovery, n.   1. Disclosure, revelation, making known.
2. Finding, finding out.
3. First sight, first view.
Discredit, n.   1. Disbelief, distrust, doubt.
2. Disrepute, dishonor, disgrace, reproach, opprobrium, obloquy, odium, ignominy, ill repute.
Discredit, v. a.   1. Disbelieve, give no credit to, place no confidence in, refuse credence to.
2. Disgrace, dishonor, bring reproach upon, make disreputable, BLOW UPON, destroy confidence in, bring into disfavor, make distasteful.
Discreditable, a.   Disgraceful, disreputable.
Discreet, a.   Prudent, cautious, judicious, wise, circumspect, considerate, heedful, wary; not rash, heedless, or headlong.
Discrepance, n.   Difference, incongruity, disagreement, contrariety, inconsistency, variation.
Discrepancy, n.   Difference, incongruity, disagreement, contrariety, inconsistency, variation.
Discrepant, a.   Differing, disagreeing, incongruous, inconsistent, contrary.
Discrete, a.   1. Separate, distinct, disjunct, not continuous.
2. Disjunctive, discretive.
Discretion, n.   1. Prudence (in things immediately before us), judgment, caution, wariness, carefulness, circumspection, considerateness, judiciousness.
2. Will, pleasure, choice, liberty of judgment.
Discretional, a.   Optional.
Discretionary, a.   Optional.
Discretive, a.   Disjunctive, discrete.
Discriminate, v. a.   Distinguish, mark the difference between.
Discriminate, v. n.   Distinguish, make a distinction, note differences, judge nicely or accurately.
Discrimination, n.   1. Distinction.
2. Discernment, penetration, acuteness, judgment, sagacity, insight.
Discriminative, a.   Discriminating, distinguishing, characterizing, distinctive.
Discursive, a.   1. Reasoning, argumentative, capable of reasoning.
2. Roving, wandering, rambling, desultory, that takes a wide range.
Discus, n.   Quoit, disk.
Discuss, v. a.   Debate, sift, canvass, ventilate, agitate, argue, reason about.
Discussion, n.   Debate, ventilation, agitation, disquisition, disputation, controversy, canvass.
Disdain, v. a.   Despise, contemn, scout, scorn, spurn, look down upon, hold in contempt, consider beneath notice.
Disdain, n.   Scorn, contempt, contumely, haughtiness, arrogance, HAUTEUR.
Disdainful, a.   Scornful, contemptuous, supercilious, contumelious, haughty, cavalier.
Disease, n.   Disorder, distemper, malady, complaint, ail, ailment, sickness, illness, indisposition.
Diseased, a.   Disordered, distempered, unsound, sickly, sick.
Disembark, v. a.   Land, put on shore.
Disembark, v. n.   Land, go on shore.
Disembarrass, v. a.   Disengage, extricate, release, disburden, disencumber, ease, rid, free, clear, set free.
Disembodied, a.   Unbodied, incorporeal, immaterial, spiritual.
Disembogue, v. a.   Discharge (at the mouth, as a river), empty, pour out, give vent to.
Disembogue, v. n.   Issue, flow out (at the mouth, as a river), discharge itself, be discharged.
Disemboguement, n.   Discharge, issue.
Disembowel, v. a.   Eviscerate, embowel, take out the bowels of.
Disembroil, v. a.   Disentangle, free from perplexity, extricate from confusion.
Disenable, v. a.   Disqualify, disable, unfit, incapacitate, make incapable.
Disenchant, v. a.   Free from enchantment, deliver from illusions.
Disencumber, v. a.   Disburden, disengage, disembarrass, release, ease, rid, set free.
Disengage, v. a.   1. Release, extricate, liberate, clear, disentangle, disembroil, disembarrass, loose, unloose, free, set free.
2. Separate, detach, divide, disjoin, disunite, dissociate.
3. Withdraw, wean, draw off.
Disengaged, a.   Unengaged, unoccupied, at leisure, not busy.
Disengagement, n.   1. Detachment, separation.
2. Liberation, release, extrication, disentanglement.
3. Leisure, freedom from business.
Disennoble, v. a.   Degrade, disgrace, make ignoble.
Disentangle, v. a.   1. Unravel, unfold, untwist.
2. Extricate, disengage, disembroil, liberate, clear, loose, unloose, free, set free.
Disestablish, v. a.   [Rare.] Abolish, overthrow, annul, discontinue, abrogate, set aside, do away.
Disestablishment, n. [Rare.] Abolition, annulment, discontinuance, abrogation, overthrow, subversion, destruction, annihilation, extinction.
Disesteem, n.   Disregard, DISFAVOR.
Disfavor, n.   Disregard, disesteem, dislike, disrespect.
Disfigure, v. a.   Deform, deface, mar, injure, spoil, make ugly, make unsightly.
Disfigurement, n.   Defacement, injury.
Disfranchise, v. a.   Deprive of a franchise, deprive of chartered rights or the privileges of a citizen.
Disfurnish, v. a.   Unfurnish, strip, divest, dismantle, disgarnish.
Disgarnish, v. a.   Disfurnish.
Disgorge, v. a.   1. Vomit, spew, cast up, throw up.
2. Eject, discharge, throw out.
3. Relinquish, surrender, yield, give up, give back.
Disgrace, n.   1. Disfavor, degradation.
2. Dishonor, discredit, disrepute, disesteem, shame, reproach, ignominy, infamy, opprobrium, obloquy, odium, scandal, blot on one's escutcheon.
Disgrace, v. a.   Dishonor, discredit, degrade, debase, tarnish, stain, sully, taint; bring shame, reproach, dishonor, or a stain upon.
Disgraceful, a.   Shameful, ignominious, scandalous, dishonorable, discreditable, disreputable, infamous, opprobrious.
Disguise, v. a.   Conceal (by dress or outward appearance), cloak, veil, shroud, muffle, mask, hide, dissemble.
Disguise, n.   1. Mask, cover, counterfeit dress.
2. False appearance, counterfeit show.
Disguised, a.   1. Cloaked, masked, veiled, in disguise.
2. Intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, drunk, fuddled, tipsy, mellow, maudlin, SLEWED, GROGGY, in liquor, in one's cups, half seas over.
Disgust, n.   1. Nausea, disrelish, distaste, loathing.
2. Dislike, repugnance, aversion, antipathy, abomination, detestation, abhorrence, hatred.
Disgust, v. a.   1. Sicken, affect with nausea, turn one's stomach, go against one's stomach.
2. Displease, offend.
Disgusting, a.   Nauseous, nauseating, loathsome, sickening, repulsive, revolting, offensive, distasteful, odious, hateful, foul, abominable.
Dish, n.   1. Platter.
2. Viand, article of food.
Dishabille, n.   Undress, loose dress.
Dishearten, v. a.   Dispirit, discourage, deject, depress.
Dished, a.   [Low.] 1. Ruined, spoiled.
2. Frustrated, balked, foiled, baffled, disconcerted, disappointed.
Dishevelled, a.   Disordered (as the hair), untrimmed, hanging loosely or negligently, at loose ends.
Dishing, a.   Concave, dish-like.
Dish-like, a.   Dishing, concave, shaped like a dish.
Dishonest, a.   Faithless, knavish, false, unfair, disingenuous, fraudulent, deceitful, treacherous, slippery, unscrupulous, perfidious, wicked, false-hearted.
Dishonesty, n.   Improbity, faithlessness, knavery, treachery, falsehood, deceitfulness, perfidiousness, wickedness.
Dishonor, n.   Dishonor, disgrace, discredit, disrepute, reproach, degradation, shame, ignominy, obloquy, infamy, opprobrium, odium, scandal, abasement.
Dishonor, v. a.   1. Disgrace, bring shame or reproach upon, stain the character of.
2. Violate, debauch, ravish, deflour.
3. Refuse to accept or to pay (as a draft).
Dishonorable, a.   Disreputable, discreditable, disgraceful, shameful, scandalous, infamous, ignominious.
Dish-washer, n.   Goosander, wagtail, dun-diver (Mergus merganser or Mergus castor).
Disinclination, n.   Indisposition, reluctance, repugnance, aversion, unwillingness.
Disincline, v. a.   Make averse.
Disinclined, a.   Unwilling, indisposed, reluctant, averse.
Disinfect, v. a.   Deodorize, fumigate, purify.
Disingenuous, a.   Unfair, dishonest, insincere, uncandid, artful, cunning, sly, insidious, deceitful, knavish, false, false-hearted, not frank, not open.
Disintegrate, v. a.   Crumble, reduce to fragments, break to pieces.
Disinter, v. a.   Exhume, unbury, disentomb, dig up.
Disinterested, a.   1. Unbiassed, impartial, indifferent.
2. Generous, unselfish, liberal, magnanimous, high-minded.
Disenthrall, v. a.   Liberate, free, release, set free.
Disjoin, v. a.   Disunite, separate, divide, part, sunder, sever, dissever, detach, dissociate.
Disjoint, v. a.   1. Dislocate, luxate, put out of joint.
2. Unloose, disconnect, disjoin.
Disjunction, n.   Separation, disconnection, disassociation, disunion, isolation, severance.
Disjunctive, a.   Disjoining, discretive.
Disk, n.   1. Quoit, discus.
2. Face (of the sun, moon, &c.).
Dislike, n.   Disinclination, aversion, distaste, disrelish, antipathy, repugnance, displeasure, disgust.
Dislike, v. a.   Disrelish, have an aversion to.
Dislimb, v. a.   Dismember, mutilate.
Dislocate, v. a.   1. Displace, disarrange, disturb, put out of place or out of order.
2. Disjoint, luxate, put out of joint.
Dislocation, n.   1. Derangement, displacement.
2. Luxation, disjointing.
Dislodge, v. a.   Expel, oust, eject, drive out, drive away.
Disloyal, a.   Unfaithful, undutiful, disaffected, faithless, false, treacherous, perfidious, not true in allegiance.
Disloyalty, n.   Unfaithfulness, undutifulness, faithlessness, treachery, perfidy, want of loyalty, lack of fidelity, dereliction of allegiance.
Dismal, a.   1. Cheerless, gloomy, dark, dull, dreary, lonesome.
2. Melancholy, mournful, sad, doleful, dolorous, sombre, lugubrious, funereal.
3. Horrid, horrible, terrible, dire, frightful.
Dismals, n. pl.   [With The prefixed] Melancholy, low spirits, the BLUES.
Dismantle, v. a.   1. Unrig, strip of covering, deprive of apparatus or furniture.
2. Despoil, demolish, devastate, destroy, raze, pull to pieces.
Dismay, v. a.   Terrify, frighten, appall, affright, scare, daunt, alarm, intimidate, paralyze with fear.
Dismay, n.   Terror, fright, affright, fear, alarm, horror, consternation.
Dismember, v. a.   1. Mutilate, dislimb, disjoint.
2. Divide, separate, sever, pull apart.
Dismiss, v. a.   1. Send away, give leave to go, permit to go.
2. Discharge, discard, cashier, turn off, turn out, remove from office, turn adrift, send packing, send about one's business.
Dismission, n.   1. Permission to go, leave to depart.
2. Discharge, removal from office.
Dismount, v. a.   1. Unhorse.
2. Take down, bring down.
Dismount, v. n.   Alight (from a horse), descend, get down.
Disobedience, n.   Infraction or violation of a command.
Disobedient, a.   Unsubmissive, uncomplying, refractory, obstinate.
Disobey, v. a.   1. Refuse to obey, break the command of, refuse submission to.
2. Transgress, violate, infringe, set at defiance, go counter to.
Disoblige, v. a.   Displease, offend.
Disobliging, a.   Unaccommodating, unkind, unamiable, unfriendly, ill-natured.
Disorder, n.   1. Confusion, derangement, disarrangement, disarray, disorganization, irregularity, jumble, want of order.
2. Tumult, disturbance, commotion, turbulence, tumultuousness, riotousness.
3. Distemper, complaint, malady, sickness, disease, ail, ailment, indisposition.
Disorder, v. a.   1. Derange, disarrange, disturb, discompose, confuse, unsettle, disorganize, throw into confusion, turn topsy-turvy, put out of place.
2. Impair the functions of, produce disease in.
Disorderly, a.   1. Immethodical, irregular, confused, not in order.
2. Lawless, rebellious, turbulent, unruly, tumultuous.
Disorganization, n.   1. Disorder, derangement, confusion.
2. Destruction, dissolution.
Disorganize, v. a.   1. Disorder, derange, disarrange, put out of order, throw into disorder.
2. Destroy, break up.
Disown, v. a.   1. Disclaim, disavow, refuse to acknowledge.
2. Deny, disallow.
Disparage, v. a.   Depreciate, decry, reproach, traduce, vilify, defame, undervalue, underrate, underestimate, run down, detract from, derogate from, speak ill of, inveigh against.
Disparagement, n.   Depreciation, derogation, detraction, undervaluing, underrating, indignity, dishonor, disgrace, reproach, dispraise.
Disparity, n.   1. Inequality, difference, disproportion.
2. Dissimilitude, unlikeness.
Dispart, v. a.   Sunder, disunite, separate, divide, sever, dissever, burst, rend, rive, cleave, split, break asunder.
Dispart, v. n.   Separate, part.
Dispassion, n.   Apathy, insensibility, impassibility, coldness, dulness, torpor, indifference, unconcern, want of feeling.
Dispassionate, a.   1. Unimpassioned, imperturbable, inexcitable, unexcited, composed, collected, temperate, undisturbed, unruffled, quiet, calm, cool, staid, serene, sober.
2. Impartial, unbiassed, disinterested, indifferent.
Dispatch, v. a.   [Written also Despatch.] 1. Send away (in haste).
2. Kill, slay, slaughter, assassinate, put to death, send out of the world.
3. Hasten, expedite, accelerate, speed, quicken, forward, push or urge forward, press or urge on, make short work of.
Dispatch, n.   1. Speed, haste, expedition, promptness, celerity.
2. Message, communication, telegram.
Dispel, v. a.   Disperse (completely), scatter, dissipate, banish, drive away.
Dispensation, n.   1. Distribution, apportionment, allotment.
2. Administration, stewardship.
3. Scheme, plan, system, economy.
4. Exemption (from some law), license.
Dispensatory, n.   Pharmacopœia.
Dispense, v. a.   1. Distribute, apportion, allot, deal out.
2. Administer, apply, execute, carry out.
Dispense with, 1. Do without.
2. Disregard, neglect, set aside.
3. [Rare.] Excuse, exonerate.
Dispenser, n.   Distributor, divider.
Dispeople, v. a.   Depopulate, unpeople.
Disperse, v. a.   1. Scatter, separate, dissipate, dispel, drive to different parts, sow, broadcast, scatter to the winds.
2. Diffuse, disseminate, spread.
Disperse, v. n.   Scatter, separate, be scattered, go different ways.
Dispersion, n.   Scattering.
Dispirit, v. a.   Dishearten, depress, deject, discourage.
Dispirited, a.   Dejected, disheartened, depressed, discouraged, down-hearted, downcast, despondent, cast down, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, down in the mouth.
Displace, v. a.   1. Remove, dislodge, put out of place, change the place of.
2. Depose, oust, dismiss, discharge, cashier, eject from office.
Display, v. a.   1. Expand, unfold, extend, open, spread.
2. Exhibit, show, bring into view, hold up to view, make manifest.
3. Parade, show off.
Display, n.   1. Exhibition, manifestation, show.
2. Parade, pomp, pageant, ostentation, flourish.
Displease, v. a.   1. Offend, dissatisfy, disgust, give offence to.
2. Provoke, irritate, vex, chagrin, affront, pique, chafe, fret, anger, nettle, make angry.
Displeasure, n.   1. Dissatisfaction, dislike, distaste, disapprobation.
2. Anger, indignation, vexation, resentment, wrath.
3. Offence, injury.
Displode, v. a. & n.   Explode.
Disport, n.   [Poetical.] Play, amusement, diversion, pastime, sport.
Disport, v. a.   Amuse, divert, entertain, cheer, solace, beguile, relax.
Disport, v. n.   Play, gambol, frolic, sport, make merry.
Disposal, n.   1. Arrangement, disposition.
2. Management, control, government, regulation, disposure, direction, ordering, conduct.
3. Dispensation, distribution, bestowment.
Dispose, v. a.   1. Arrange, range, rank, group, marshal, set, place, place in order.
2. Adjust, regulate, settle, determine, set right.
3. Incline, lead, move, induce, bias, predispose.
Dispose of, 1. Sell, transfer, bestow, alienate, part with, put out of one's possession, get rid of.
2. Determine the condition of, arrange for.
3. Remove, put away, get rid of.
Disposer, n.   1. Bestower, giver, distributer, donor, DONATOR.
2. Regulator, director, governor, manager.
Disposition, n.   1. Disposing, arranging, arrangement, classification, grouping.
2. Management, regulation, control, direction, ordering, adjustment, disposure, disposal.
3. Tendency, liability, proneness, aptness, adaptation.
4. Temper, inclination, predisposition, propensity, humor, bent, bias, turn.
5. Dispensation, distribution, bestowment.
Dispossess, v. a.   1. Deprive, divest, strip, take from.
2. Disseize, oust.
Dispossession, n.   1. Deprivation.
2. (Law.) Ouster, disseisin.
Disposure, n.   Management, direction, regulation, control, disposal, disposition, ordering.
Dispraise, n.   1. Blame, censure.
2. Reproach, dishonor, disgrace, disparagement, shame, opprobrium.
Dispraise, v. a.   Blame, censure, find fault with.
Disproof, n.   Confutation, refutation.
Disproportion, n.   1. Want of symmetry.
2. Disparity, inequality, unsuitableness.
Disproportional, a.   Disproportionate.
Disproportionate, a.   1. Unsymmetrical, out of proportion.
2. Inadequate, unsuitable.
Disprove, v. a.   Confute, refute, show to be false.
Disputable, a.   Controvertible, debatable, doubtful.
Disputant, n.   Controversialist, arguer, debater, disputer.
Disputation, n.   Debate, dispute, controversy, argumentation, verbal contest.
Disputatious, a.   Cavilling, captious, contentious, quarrelsome, polemical.
Dispute, v. n.   1. Debate, argue, contend in argument.
2. Bicker, wrangle, quarrel, BRAWL, spar, spat, jangle, squabble, TIFF, fall out, have words, have an altercation.
Dispute, v. a.   1. Debate, discuss, agitate, ventilate, argue, reason about.
2. Controvert, impugn, call in question, oppose by argument.
Dispute, n.   Debate, disputation, discussion, controversy, altercation, verbal contest, verbal quarrel, war of words.
Disputer, n.   Debater, controversialist, disputant, reasoner, arguer.
Disqualification, n.   Incapacity, disability.
Disqualified, a.   Unqualified, unfitted, incapable, incapacitated, disabled.
Disqualify, v. a.   Unfit, disable, incapacitate.
Disquiet, n.   Uneasiness, restlessness, disturbance, anxiety, vexation, trouble, disquietude, inquietude.
Disquiet, v. a.   Trouble, annoy, vex, disturb, worry, harass, plague, bother, molest, pester, incommode.
Disquietude, n.   Uneasiness, DISQUIET.
Disquisition, n.   Dissertation, treatise, discourse, essay, formal inquiry.
Disregard, n.   Neglect, slight, contempt.
Disregard, v. a.   Neglect, slight, overlook, contemn, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, pay no regard to, take no notice of, turn a deaf ear to.
Disrelish, n.   1. Dislike, distaste, want of relish.
2. Aversion, antipathy, repugnance, disgust.
Disrelish, v. a.   Dislike, loathe, have an aversion to.
Disreputable, a.   Discreditable, dishonorable, disgraceful, shameful, scandalous, infamous, opprobrious, derogatory, low, mean, vulgar.
Disrepute, n.   Discredit, dishonor, disgrace, ingloriousness, degradation, derogation, abasement, odium, ill repute.
Disrespect, n.   1. Disesteem, irreverence, slight, neglect.
2. Incivility, discourtesy, rudeness.
Disrespectful, a.   1. Irreverent.
2. Uncivil, impolite, ungentlemanly, discourteous, uncourteous.
Disrobe, v. a.   Divest, strip, undress, uncover, unclothe.
Disruption, n.   Breach, rent, rupture, burst, breaking asunder.
Dissatisfaction, n.   1. Discontent, uneasiness, inquietude.
2. Displeasure, distaste, dislike, disapprobation.
Dissatisfied, a.   Discontented, uneasy, displeased.
Dissect, v. a.   1. Anatomize, cut in pieces.
2. Analyze, scrutinize, sift, examine, investigate, explore, lay open.
Dissection, n.   1. Anatomy.
2. Scrutiny, analysis, examination, investigation, sifting.
Disseize, v. a.   Dispossess, oust.
Dissemble, v. a.   1. Conceal, hide, disguise, cloak, cover.
2. Feign, simulate, affect.
Dissemble, v. n.   Feign, be hypocritical, play the hypocrite, play a part.
Dissembler, n.   Hypocrite, feigner.
Disseminate, v. a.   Spread, propagate, diffuse, disperse, circulate, promulgate, spread abroad.
Dissemination, n.   Diffusion, dispersion, propagation, scattering, spreading, promulgation.
Dissension, n.   Discord, contention, strife, variance, disagreement, difference, quarrel, breach of friendship.
Dissent, v. n.   Withhold assent, refuse to agree.
Dissent from, Differ from, disagree with.
Dissent, n.   Disagreement, difference of opinion.
Dissenter, n.   Nonconformist, sectary.
Dissentient, a.   Disagreeing, dissenting.
Dissepiment, n.   (Bot.) Partition.
Dissertation, n.   Disquisition, treatise, discourse, essay.
Disservice, n.   Injury, harm, mischief, hurt, disadvantage.
Dissever, v. a.   Disjoin, dissociate, disunite, separate, part, sunder, dispart, divide, rend, sever.
Dissident, n.   Dissenter, nonconformist.
Dissimilar, a.   Unlike, different, heterogeneous, diverse, various.
Dissimilarity, n.   Unlikeness, dissimilitude, diversity, disparity.
Dissimilitude, n.   Dissimilarity.
Dissimulation, n.   Hypocrisy, deceit, duplicity, simulation, feigning, double dealing, false pretence.
Dissipate, v. a.   1. Disperse, dispel, scatter, drive away.
2. Waste, squander, lavish, spend lavishly, run out, throw away.
Dissipate, v. n.   1. Vanish, disappear, scatter, disperse.
2. Live dissolutely, practise dissipation, be dissolute.
Dissipation, n.   1. Dispersion, scattering, vanishing.
2. Waste, squandering.
3. Dissoluteness, profligacy, excess.
Dissociate, v. a.   Disjoin, disunite, separate, sever, dissever, divide, part, sunder, detach.
Dissociation, n.   Disunion, separation, severing, dividing.
Dissoluble, a.   Dissolvable.
Dissolute, a.   Loose, licentious, lax, debauched, wanton, lewd, corrupt, profligate, rakish, depraved, reprobate, abandoned, graceless, shameless, wild.
Dissolution, n.   1. Liquefaction, melting, solution.
2. Decomposition, putrefaction.
3. Death, decease, extinction of life.
4. Destruction, overthrow, ruin.
5. Termination, breaking up.
Dissolvable, a.   Dissoluble.
Dissolve, v. a.   1. Liquefy, melt.
2. Disunite, sever, separate, divide, loose, disorganize, break apart.
3. Destroy, ruin.
4. Terminate, bring to an end, put an end to, break up.
Dissolve, v. n.   1. Melt, liquefy, be melted.
2. Vanish, disappear, fade, melt away, be dissipated.
3. Perish, crumble, be destroyed.
Dissonance, n.   1. Discord, discordance, harshness, jarring, want of harmony.
2. Disagreement, inconsistency, incongruity.
Dissonant, a.   1. Discordant, unharmonious, harsh, grating, jarring, out of tune.
2. Disagreeing, incongruous, inconsistent, discrepant.
Dissuade, v. a.   Turn from a purpose, divert by persuasion.
Dissuasion, n.   Dehortation, dissuasive, dissuasive advice.
Dissuasive, n.   Dissuasion.
Dissuasive, a.   Dissuading, dehortatory, tending to dissuade.
Dissyllable, n.   Word of two syllables.
Distain, v. a.   [Poetical.] Stain.
Distance, n.   1. Remoteness, space, interval.
2. Reserve, coldness, shyness, distant behavior.
Distance, v. a.   Outdo, surpass, excel, outstrip, leave behind.
Distant, a.   1. Remote, far, not near.
2. Reserved, shy, cold, cool, coy, not cordial.
3. Slight, faint, indirect, indistinct, obscure.
Distaste, n.   Disrelish, disinclination, aversion, dislike, repugnance, disgust, displeasure, dissatisfaction.
Distasteful, a.   1. Nauseous, loathsome, disgusting, unpalatable, unsavory.
2. Disagreeable, offensive, unpleasant, unpleasing.
Distemper, n.   Disease, malady, complaint, disorder, ail, ailment, illness, indisposition, sickness.
Distempered, a.   1. Diseased, disordered, out of order.
2. Immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, unregulated.
Distend, v. a.   Expand, dilate, bloat, enlarge, swell, stretch, swell out.
Distention, n.   Dilation, enlargement, swelling, expansion, stretching.
Distich, n.   Couplet, couple of verses.
Distil, v. n.   [Written also Distill.] Drop, drip, trickle, dribble, fall in drops.
Distil, v. a.   [Written also Distill.] 1. Drop, let fall in drops.
2. Separate by evaporation, extract by heat.
3. Extract spirit from.
Distinct, a.   1. Separate, different, not the same.
2. Definite, defined, clear, plain, unmistakable, unconfused, not obscure, not dim, well defined.
Distinction, n.   1. Discrimination, notation of difference.
2. Repute, reputation, celebrity, note, name, fame, renown, account, credit, respectability, eminence, superiority.
Distinctive, a.   Distinguishing, discriminative, characterizing.
Distinctness, n.   1. Difference.
2. Clearness, precision, perspicuity, explicitness, lucidness.
Distinguish, v. a.   1. Characterize, mark, indicate by a mark, mark out.
2. Discriminate, discern, perceive, tell, know.
3. Separate, divide.
4. Signalize, make famous, make celebrated, make known, bring into notice.
Distinguish, v. n.   Make distinction, show the difference.
Distinguishable, a.   1. Separable, divisible.
2. To be distinguished, to be recognized as distinct.
Distinguished, a.   Illustrious, famous, noted, eminent, conspicuous, celebrated, extraordinary, transcendent.
Distort, v. a.   1. Twist, writhe, wrest, contort, deform.
2. Pervert, misrepresent, falsify, strain the sense of.
Distortion, n.   1. Twist, wryness, contortion, deformity.
2. Perversion, misrepresentation, falsification.
Distract, v. a.   Perplex, confuse, discompose, harass, disturb, disconcert, bewilder, confound, mystify, embarrass.
Distracted, a.   1. Perplexed, confused, bewildered, embarrassed.
2. Deranged, insane, mad, frantic, furious, raving.
Distraction, n.   1. Confusion, perplexity, embarrassment, bewilderment, abstraction, mystification.
2. Disturbance, discord, tumult, disorder, division, perturbation, commotion, turmoil, agitation.
3. Derangement, madness, raving, insanity, alienation, aberration, incoherence, wandering, delirium, mania, lunacy, raving, hallucination, loss of the senses, disordered intellect or faculties, loss of reason.
Distrain, v. a.   (Law.) Seize (for debt), take, attach, distress.
Distress, n.   1. Affliction, calamity, misery, misfortune, adversity, hardship, trial, trouble, perplexity.
2. Anguish, agony, pain, suffering, gripe, griping.
3. Privation, destitution, poverty, indigence, want, straits.
Distress, v. a.   1. Afflict, perplex, pain, trouble, grieve, make unhappy, make miserable.
2. (Law.) Take, seize, distrain.
Distribute, v. a.   1. Apportion, assign, allot, dispense, mete, divide, share, parcel out, deal out, portion out.
2. Classify, class, arrange, assort, dispose.
Distribution, n.   1. Apportionment, allotment, assignment, dole, partition, division, dispensation.
2. Arrangement, classification, disposal, disposition, grouping.
District, n.   Region, tract, territory, circuit, province, quarter.
Distrust, v. a.   Disbelieve, discredit, doubt, suspect, mistrust, not rely upon, not confide in.
Distrust, n.   Disbelief, discredit, suspicion, misgiving, mistrust, want of confidence.
Distrustful, a.   1. Suspicious, mistrustful, apt to distrust.
2. Diffident, not confident.
Disturb, v. a. 1. Agitate, shake, stir, derange, disorder, confuse, unsettle, throw into confusion, put into disorder.
2. Molest, annoy, disquiet, vex, ruffle, worry, plague, trouble, incommode.
3. Interrupt, impede, hinder.
Disturbance, n.   1. Agitation, derangement, commotion, disorder, confusion, tumult, breeze, disquiet.
2. Perturbation, molestation, annoyance, discomposure.
3. Interruption, hinderance.
Disunion, n.   1. Separation, disjunction, severance.
2. Schism, breach, rupture, feud.
Disunite, v. a.   Disjoin, dissociate, separate, sever, dissever, part, divide, detach, dissociate, sunder, be separated.
Disunite, v. n.   Part, separate, fall assunder, be separated.
Disuse, n.   Desuetude, discontinuance, non-observance.
Ditch, n.   1. Trench.
2. Rivulet, brook.
Ditty, n.   Song, lay.
Diurnal, a.   Daily, quotidian.
Diuturnal, a.   Lasting, of long duration, of long continuance.
Diuturnity, n.   Long duration, long time.
Divagation, n.   [Rare.] Wandering, rambling.
Divan, n.   1. Turkish council of state.
2. State-chamber, council-chamber, audience-chamber.
3. Sofa, long seat.
Divaricate, v. n.   Diverge, part, fork, separate into two, open wide, branch off, spread asunder.
Divarication, n.   Divergence, forking, separation, spreading.
Dive, v. n.   1. Plunge.
2. Penetrate, inquire, go deep.
Diverge, v. n.   1. Radiate, tend from one point in different directions.
2. Divaricate, separate, branch off.
Divergence, n.   1. Radiation.
2. Divarication, forking, separation.
Divergent, a.   1. Radiating.
2. Divaricating, separating.
Divers, a.   Various, several, sundry, numerous, many.
Diverse, a.   Different, differing, unlike, varying, multiform.
Diversify, v. a.   1. Variegate, vary, make different, give variety to.
2. Dapple, spot.
Diversion, n.   1. Turning aside.
2. Amusement, recreation, pastime, sport, play, entertainment, relaxation.
Diversity, n.   1. Difference, dissimilitude, unlikeness, variation.
2. Variety, multiformity.
Divert, v. a.   1. Turn aside, draw away.
2. Amuse, entertain, recreate, please, gratify, delight, exhilarate, refresh.
Divest, v. a. Deprive, strip, dispossess.
Divide, v. a.   1. Sever, sunder, part, separate, cleave, disunite.
2. Keep apart, put a barrier between.
3. Make hostile, make discordant, set at variance.
4. Distribute, allot, apportion, assign, share, mete, dispense, deal out, parcel out, portion out.
Divide, v. n.   Part, separate, cleave, open, be divided, be separated.
Dividend, n.   Share, division.
Divider, n.   1. Distributor, dealer.
2. Separator.
Dividers, n. pl.   Compasses.
Divination, n.   1. Divining, foretelling.
2. Presage, prediction, prophecy.
Divine, a.   1. God-like, superhuman.
2. Sacred, holy, spiritual, heavenly.
Divine, n.   1. Minister, priest, clergyman, pastor, parson, ecclesiastic, churchman.
2. Theologian.
Divine, v. a.   Predict, foretell, presage, prognosticate, vaticinate, prophesy.
Divine, v. n.   Conjecture, surmise, guess, suppose, believe, fancy, think, suspect.
Diviner, n.   1. Conjurer, magician, sorcerer, seer.
2. Conjecturer.
Divinity, n.   1. Deity, Godhead, divine nature, divine essence.
2. Theology, science of divine things.
Divisible, a.   Separable.
Division, n.   1. Separation.
2. Portion, section, class, head, category.
3. Partition, demarcation.
4. Compartment, separate part.
5. Apportionment, allotment, distribution.
6. Difference, disagreement, variance, breach, rupture, disunion, discord, feud, alienation.
Divorce, n.   Separation (of husband and wife), dissolution of the marriage contract.
Divorce, v. a.   Separate, part, sever.
Divulge, v. a.   Publish, disclose, communicate, discover, impart, tell, proclaim, promulgate, make known, make public, spread abroad, reveal to the world.
Dizzy, a.   1. Giddy, vertiginous.
2. Thoughtless, heedless, careless.
Do, v. a.   1. Perform, effect, execute, accomplish, achieve, bring about, work out, carry into effect.
2. Complete, finish, conclude, end, terminate.
3. Transact, carry on.
4. Confer, bestow, grant, vouchsafe.
5. Translate, render.
Do, v. n.   1. Act (well or ill).
2. Answer, answer the purpose.
3. Be enough, be sufficient.
Do-all, n.   Factotum, general manager.
Do away, 1. Remove, take away.
2. Destroy, overthrow.
Dob-chick, n.   Didapper, dab-chick (Podiceps minor).
Do by, Treat, behave towards.
Do without, Dispense with.
Docible, a.   Teachable, DOCILE.
Docile, a.   Teachable, docile, docible, tractable, apt, easily taught.
Docility, n.   Teachableness, aptness, aptitude, readiness to learn.
Dock, v. a.   1. Curtail, clip, cut short.
2. Shorten, lessen, deduct from.
3. Put into a dock (as a vessel).
Doctor, n.   1. Instructor, teacher.
2. Adept, savant, learned man.
3. Physician, medical practitioner.
Doctress, n.   Female physician.
Doctrine, n.   Dogma, tenet, opinion, precept, principle.
Document, n.   Paper, writing.
Dodge, v. n.   1. Start aside, shift place suddenly.
2. Shuffle, equivocate, quibble, prevaricate, use artifice, play fast and loose, be evasive.
Dodge, v. a.   Evade (by starting aside).
Dodge, n.   1. Starting aside.
2. Evasion, artifice, trick, subterfuge, quibble, cavil.
Dodo, n.   Dronte.
Doe, n.   She-deer, female deer (particularly of the fallow deer).
Doer, n.   Actor, operator, performer, agent, executor.
Doff, v. a.   Put off, lay aside.
Dog, n.   1. Hound, BITCH, SLUT, PUP, PUPPY, CUB, WHELP.
2. [Colloquial.] Fellow.
3. Andiron, sadiron.
Dog-days, n. pl.   Canicular days.
Dogged, a.   1. Sullen, sour, morose churlish, growling, surly, snarling, snappish.
2. Stubborn, obstinate, wilful, mulish, inflexible, pertinacious, unyielding, headstrong, intractable, impracticable, cantankerous, perversely resolute.
Doggish, a.   Snarling, snappish, growling, churlish, surly, sullen, sour, morose, dogged.
Dog-grass, n.   Dog's-grass.
Dogma, n.   Doctrine, tenet, opinion, principle, article of faith.
Dogmatic, a.   1. Authoritative, oracular, formal, categorical, magisterial.
2. Positive, confident, peremptory.
3. Arrogant, overbearing.
Dogmatical, a.   1. Authoritative, oracular, formal, categorical, magisterial.
2. Positive, confident, peremptory.
3. Arrogant, overbearing.
Dogmatism, n.   Positiveness of opinion, arrogance of assertion.
Dogmatist, n.   Authoritative teacher, arrogant asserter.
Dogmatize, v. n.   Assert positively, speak with an air of authority, express one's self arrogantly.
Dog's-grass, n.   Knot-grass, quick-grass, couch-grass, wheat-grass, dog-wheat, dog-grass, witch-grass, quitch-grass, quickens (Triticum repens).
Dog-star, n.   Sirius, Canicula.
Doings, n. pl.   Deeds, actions, acts, transactions.
Dole, n.   1. Apportionment, allotment, distribution.
2. Part, share, portion.
3. Gift, gratuity, donation, pittance, alms.
4. Grief, sorrow, distress, affliction.
Doleful, a.   1. Sorrowful, rueful, woful, piteous, melancholy, lugubrious, sad.
2. Dismal, gloomy, cheerless, dark, dolorous, dolesome.
Dole out, Distribute, divide, apportion, allot, assign, share, deal, deal out.
Dolesome, a.   Dismal, gloomy, cheerless, dark, dolorous, doleful.
Do-little, n.   Idler, sluggard, drone, laggard, lounger, trifler, doodle, slow-back, inefficient person.
Doll, n.   Puppet (for a child), baby.
Dolorous, a.   1. Dismal, gloomy, cheerless, dark, dolesome.
2. Sorrowful, sad, doleful, piteous, rueful, woful, lugubrious.
Dolt, n.   Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Doltish, a.   Stupid, dull, foolish, blockish, simple, witless, thick-skulled, buffle-headed.
Domain, n.   1. Dominion, empire.
2. Estate, lands, landed estate.
Dome, n.   Cupola.
Domestic, a.   1. Homely.
2. Fond of home.
3. Intestine, not foreign.
4. Tame, domesticated, not wild.
Domestic, n.   Servant, house-servant, HELP.
Domestics, n. pl.   [U. S.] Cotton goods.
Domesticate, v. a.   1. Make domestic, accustom to keep at home.
2. Tame, attach to the house.
Domicile, n.   Habitation, dwelling, residence, abode, home, mansion, place of abode, place of residence.
Domicile, v. a.   Establish in a fixed residence.
Domiciliate, v. a.   Establish in a fixed residence.
Dominant, a.   Prevailing, ruling, predominant, predominating, ascendant, in the ascendant.
Dominate, v. n.   Prevail, predominate, have sway, be in the ascendant.
Domination, n.   Sway, ascendancy, rule, dominion, supremacy, command, government, mastery.
Domineer, v. n.   Rule (tyrannically or haughtily), tyrannize, swell, swagger, bluster, bully, vapor, lord it, play the bully, take the lead, rule the roast, ride a high horse, lay down the law, carry it with a high hand.
Dominican, n.   Predicant, jacobin, black friar, preaching friar.
Dominie, n.   [Scottish.] Pedagogue, schoolmaster, teacher, instructor.
Dominion, n.   1. Sway, command, rule, government, supremacy, domination, mastery, ascendancy, control, sovereignty, sovereign authority.
2. Territory, region, country.
Don, v. a.   Put on, slip on, dress in.
Donate, v. a.   [Modern.] Give, contribute, bestow.
Donation, n.   Gift, grant, largess, benefaction, boon, present, offering, contribution, subscription, donative.
Donative, n.   Gift, DONATION.
Donator, n.   [L.] (Law.) Donor, giver, bestower.
Done, p. 1. Performed, executed, accomplished, achieved, effected.
2. Completed, finished, concluded, ended, terminated.
3. Transacted, carried on.
4. Bestowed, conferred, vouchsafed, granted.
5. Translated, rendered.
Done for, [Low.] 1. Spoiled, ruined.
2. Disappointed, battled, thwarted.
Donkey, n.   1. Ass, mule.
2. Simpleton, fool, DUNCE.
Donor, n.   Giver, bestower, disposer, DONATOR.
Doodle, n.   Trifler, idler, silly fellow.
Doodle-sack, n.   Scotch bagpipe.
Doom, v. a.   1. Condemn, sentence, pronounce sentence on.
2. Destine, appoint, decree.
Doom, n.   1. Sentence, judgment, condemnation, judicial decree.
2. Fate, destiny, lot.
Doomsday, n.   Day of judgment, the crack of doom.
Do one's best, Do all one can, do the best one is capable of, leave no stone unturned.
Door, n.   1. Entrance.
2. Passage, avenue, means of access, means of approach.
3. [Familiarly.] House.
Doorkeeper, n.   Porter, CONCIÈRGE.
Dor, n.   Cockchafer, dor-bug, dor-beetle, tree-beetle, dummador, May-bug (Melontha vulgaris).
Doree, n.   (Ich.) John-dory, common dory (Zeus faber).
Dormant, a.   1. Sleeping, quiescent, at rest.
2. Latent, unexerted, suspended, inert, inactive.
Dormant partner, Sleeping partner, silent partner.
Dormer, n.   [Written also Dormar.] Luthern, dormer-window.
Dormer-window, n.   Dormer, luthern.
Dormitory, n.   Chamber, bed-room, sleeping-room, place to sleep in.
Dorsal, a.   On the back.
Dory, n.   (Ich.) DOREE.
Dose, n.   1. Prescribed portion (of medicine), drench, draught.
2. Sufficient quantity.
Dose, v. a.   Administer a dose to, give doses to.
Dot, n.   Point, period.
Dot, v. a.   1. Mark with dots.
2. Variegate, diversify.
Dotage, n.   Imbecility, senility, second childhood.
Dotard, n.   Driveller, imbecile.
Dote, v. n.   1. Drivel, be imbecile, be foolish.
2. Be over-fond, be foolishly fond.
Dote on or upon, Love very fondly, love excessively, be foolishly fond of.
Do the honors, Bestow honor (as on a guest), show civilities.
Double, a.   1. Coupled, in pairs.
2. Twice as much.
3. Twofold.
4. Deceitful, dishonest, knavish, false, perfidious, hollow, insincere, double-faced, double-tongued.
Double, ad.   Twice, doubly, twofold.
Double, v. a.   1. Fold, plait.
2. Duplicate, multiply by two, make twice as much.
3. (Naut.). Sail round.
Double, v. n.   1. Increase twofold, be doubled.
2. Return upon the same track.
Double, n.   1. Twice as much.
2. Doubling, plait, fold.
3. Returning upon one's track (to elude pursuit).
4. Trick, stratagem, ruse, shift, artifice, wile, manœuvre.
5. Counterpart.
Double-dealer, n.   Deceiver, cheat, trickster, tricker.
Double-dealing, n.   Deceit, duplicity, dissimulation, hypocrisy, artifice, deception, fraud, dishonesty, trickery, Machiavelism.
Double entente, [Fr.] Pun (referring to something indelicate), clinch, quibble, CALEMBOUR, play upon words.
Double-faced, a.   Hypocritical, deceitful, knavish, dishonest, false, perfidious, double.
Double-headed, a.   Bicipital, with two heads.
Double-hearted, a.   Deceitful, treacherous, false-hearted.
Double-minded, a.   Unsettled, undetermined, changeable, fickle, vacillating, wavering.
Doublet, n.   1. Pair, couple, two (of the same kind).
2. Waistcoat, vest.
Double upon, (Mil.) Enclose between two fires.
Doubling, n.   1. Fold, plait.
2. Artifice, trick, shift, stratagem.
Doubly, ad.   Twice, double.
Doubt, v. n.   1. Hesitate, waver, be doubtful, be in suspense, be undetermined, entertain doubts, be in a state of uncertainty, not know what to think.
2. [Rare.] Suspect, fancy, apprehend.
Doubt, v. a.   1. Question, hesitate to believe, consider questionable, have doubts about.
2. Distrust, suspect, not confide in.
Doubt, n.   1. Indecision, hesitation, hesitancy, irresolution, uncertainty, suspense, misgiving.
2. Suspicion, distrust, mistrust.
Doubtful, a.   1. Wavering, undecided, hesitating, undetermined, in suspense.
2. Ambiguous, dubious, equivocal, obscure, enigmatical, problematical.
3. Indeterminate, undecided, uncertain, questionable.
Douceur, n.   [Fr.] 1. Gentleness, mildness, kindness, pleasant manner.
2. Present or gift (especially one intended as a bribe), bribe, lure.
Doughface, n.   [U. S.] Pliable politician, nose of wax.
Doughfaced, a.   [U. S.] Pliable, weak, pusillanimous, easily influenced, without any backbone.
Doughty, a.   Brave, courageous, bold, fearless, dauntless, valiant, valorous, gallant, intrepid, adventurous, chivalrous, heroic.
Doura, n.   Indian millet, Guinea corn, negro-corn (Sorghum vulgare).
Douse, v. a.   Plunge, immerse, submerge, dip, souse, put under water (or other liquid).
Dove-cot, n. Columbary, pigeon-house.
Dowdy, a. Slovenly (in dress), ill-dressed (applied to women).
Dower, n.   1. Endowment, gift.
2. Dowry.
3. (Law.) Widow's portion (of real estate).
Down, prep. 1. From the top to the bottom of.
2. Along the course of.
Down, ad.   1. Downward, in a descending course, from a high to a low position.
2. On the ground, the floor, &c.
3. From a thin to a dense state, into a denser consistence.
Down in the mouth, [Colloquial.] Dejected, DOWNCAST.
Downcast, a.   Sad, MELANCHOLY, dejected, dispirited, disheartened, despondent, discouraged, depressed, cast down, down-hearted, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, DOWN IN THE MOUTH.
Downfall, n.   Ruin, destruction, fall.
Down-hearted, a.   Dejected, downcast.
Downright, a.   1. Plain, simple, explicit, clear, undisguised, positive, absolute.
2. Honest, sincere, artless, ingenuous, frank, open, above-board.
Downward, ad.   Down, in a descending course.
Downwards, ad.   Down, in a descending course.
Down with, (Imperatively.) 1. Raze, overturn, take down, throw down.
2. Put down, lay down.
Dowry, n.   Dower.
Doxy, n.   1. Mistress, sweetheart, paramour, flame.
2. Prostitute, courtesan, strumpet, harlot, whore, drab, street-walker, Cyprian, night-walker, punk, woman of the town.
Doze, v. n.   Slumber, drowse, nap, sleep lightly, be half asleep, be drowsy.
Doze away, Pass drowsily, spend in drowsiness, sleep through, doze out.
Doze out, Doze away.
Dozen, a.   Twelve.
Dozy, a.   Sleepy, drowsy, heavy, sluggish.
Drab, n.   1. Strumpet, courtesan, DOXY.
2. Slut, draggle-tail, low woman.
Drab, a.   Dun, dull brown.
Drabble, v. a.   Draggle, trail, daggle, befoul, bemire.
Draff, n.   Refuse, lees, dregs, sediment, scum, rubbish, stuff, waste or worthless matter.
Draft, n.   1. Drawing, selection.
2. Bill of exchange.
3. [Written also Draught.] Outline, delineation, rough sketch, rough copy.
Draft, v. a.   1. Detach, select.
2. Make an outline of, make a draft of, make a rough sketch of.
Drag, v. a.   Draw, pull, haul, tug.
Drag, v. n.   1. Trail, be drawn along.
2. Linger, move slowly, make slow progress.
Draggle, v. a.   Trail, daggle, drabble, befoul, bemire.
Draggle-tail, n.   Slut, DRAB.
Dragoman, n.   Interpreter (in Turkey and the East).
Dragoon, n.   Horse-soldier, CHASSEUR, cavalier, equestrian, mounted soldier.
Dragoon, v. a.   Compel, force, drive.
Drain, v. a.   1. Draw off.
2. Empty, exhaust.
3. Make dry, clear of water or moisture.
Drain, v. n.   1. Flow off.
2. Become dry.
Drain, n.   Sewer, channel, trench, water-course.
Drake, n.   Male duck.
Drama, n.   1. Dramatic composition.
2. Dramatic literature.
Dramatis personæ, [L.] Characters of a play, interlocutors in a drama.
Drape, v. a.   Cover with drapery.
Drapery, n.   Hangings, tapestry.
Drastic, a.   (Med.) Powerful (as a purgative), active, efficacious.
Drastics, n. pl.   (Med.) Powerful or active purgatives.
Draught, n.   1. Drawing, pulling.
2. Potion, cup, dose, drench.
3. Current of air.
4. [Written also Draft.] Sketch, outline, delineation, design, rough sketch, rough copy.
Draughts, n. pl.   Checkers.
Draw, v. a.   1. Pull, drag, haul, tug, pull along.
2. Attract, bring towards, pull towards.
3. Suck, drain, suck dry.
4. Inhale, inspire, breathe in, take into the lungs.
5. Extract, take out, draw out.
6. Induce, move, lead, allure, entice, engage, persuade, influence.
7. Produce, bring, bear.
8. Extend, protract, stretch, lengthen out.
9. Describe, delineate, sketch, depict, trace, trace out.
10. Deduce, derive, infer.
11. Extort, force out.
12. Compose, write, prepare, draw up.
13. Gain, win.
Draw up, 1. Compose, write, prepare, frame, draw.
2. Array, marshal, form in order.
Draw, v. n.   1. Pull.
2. Move, come, go, proceed.
3. Sketch, practise drawing, or the art of delineation.
4. Produce inflammation.
5. Request payment by draft, make a draft.
Draw back, Retire, withdraw, retreat.
Draw nigh, Approach, come near.
Draw near, Approach, come near.
Draw on, Approach, advance.
Drawback, n.   1. Disadvantage, detriment, injury, damage, faultiness, imperfection, deficiency.
2. Discount, allowance, deduction, reduction, rebate, abatement.
Drawcansir, n.   Braggadocio, blusterer, bully, swaggerer, braggart, BLATHERSKITE.
Drawing, n.   1. Art of delineation.
2. Delineation, sketch, picture, plan, outline, draught.
Drawing-knife, n.   Shave.
Draw in one's horns, [Colloquial.] Repress one's ardor, restrain one's pride, cease boasting, pull in one's horns.
Dread, n.   1. Fear, apprehension.
2. Awe.
Dread, a.   1. Frightful, terrible, horrible, dreadful.
2. Venerable, awful.
Dread, v. a.   Fear greatly.
Dreadful, a.   1. Terrible, horrible, horrid, direful, dire, fearful, frightful, terrific, awful, tremendous.
2. Venerable, awful.
Dream, n.   1. Sleeping vision.
2. Reverie, fancy, fantasy, conceit, idle fancy, day-dream.
Dream, v. n.   1. Have visions in sleep.
2. Think, imagine, fancy, have a notion.
3. Give a loose rein to the fancy, give the reins to the imagination, indulge in reverie, build castles in the air.
Dream away, Spend idly, pass in reverie.
Dreamer, n.   Visionary, enthusiast, castle-builder.
Drear, a.   Gloomy, DREARY.
Dreary, a.   Gloomy, cheerless, comfortless, dismal, dark, drear.
Dredge-box, n.   Dredging-box, flour-dredge.
Dreggy, a.   Muddy, turbid, dirty, feculent, foul.
Dregs, n. pl.   1. Sediment, lees, grounds, feculence.
2. Dross, scum, refuse.
Drench, v. a.   1. Saturate, soak, steep, imbrue, wet thoroughly.
2. Physic, purge.
Drenching, n.   Soaking, wetting, ducking.
Dress, v. a.   1. Align, make straight.
2. Adjust, arrange, dispose, set or put in order.
3. Prepare, fit, make suitable or fit, get ready, make ready.
4. Clothe, array, attire, apparel, accoutre, robe, rig, trick out.
5. Adorn, deck, decorate, embellish, trim, set out, set off.
Dress, v. n.   Be clothed, make one's toilet.
Dress, n.   1. Clothes, clothing, raiment, garments, garb, habit, apparel, attire, habiliment, vesture, suit, costume.
2. Array, fine clothes, rich garments, elegant attire.
3. Lady's gown.
Dress-coat, n.   Body-coat.
Dressing, n.   1. Preparing, putting in order.
2. Manure, fertilizer, compost.
3. Force-meat, stuffing.
Dressy, a.   Showy, flashy, gaudy, fond of dress.
Drib, v. a.   1. Crop, lop, cut off, lop off.
2. Entice, allure, decoy, coax, tweedle.
Dribble, v. n.   Drip, trickle, fall in drops.
Driblet, n.   Fragment, small portion.
Drier, n.   Desiccative.
Drift, n.   1. Course, bearing, direction.
2. Aim, purpose, intention, intent, proposal, design, scope, tendency, object, mark.
3. (Geol.) Diluvium, diluvial formations.
4. (Mining.) Passage (under ground, between shafts).
Drift, v. a.   Drive into heaps.
Drift, v. n.   1. Float, be wafted.
2. Accumulate in heaps, be driven into heaps.
Driftless, a.   Aimless, purposeless, without an object.
Drill, v. a.   1. Pierce, perforate, bore.
2. Instruct, exercise, teach, train.
Drink, v. n.   1. Guzzle.
2. Take a drink (of spirituous liquor), TAKE A HORN, LIQUOR UP, SPLICE THE MAIN BRACE, WET ONE'S WHISTLE.
3. Tipple, tope, be a drunkard, be a toper, be intemperate (in the use of spirituous liquors), be of intemperate habits, take a drop too much.
4. Carouse, revel, indulge in a drinking-bout.
Drink, v. a.   1. Swallow, QUAFF, SIP, SUP, GUZZLE, SWILL, SWIG.
2. Imbibe, absorb, suck in.
Drink, n.   Beverage, potion.
Drinkable, a.   Potable, that may be drunk.
Drinking, n.   Tippling, toping, intemperate habits.
Drinking-bout, n.   Carouse, carousal, revel, revelry, SPREE, jollification, bacchanals, saturnalia, debauch, compotation, wassail, orgies.
Drink to, Pledge, toast, drink in honor of, drink the health of.
Drip, v. n.   1. Dribble, trickle, fall in drops.
2. Have drops falling from.
Drip, v. a.   Let fall in drops.
Drive, v. a.   1. Impel.
2. Hurl, send, propel.
3. Force, oblige, coerce, compel.
4. Press, urge.
5. Prosecute, carry on.
6. Guide (by reins).
7. Take in a carriage, carry on a drive.
Drive away, Expel, disperse, scatter, dispel, drive off.
Drive back, Repel, repulse.
Drive off, Expel, drive away.
Drive out, Expel, reject, eject, cast out, turn out.
Drive, v. n.   1. Be forced along, be impelled, be urged forward.
2. Rush, go furiously.
3. Ride in a carriage.
4. (Naut.) Scud, drift.
Drive at, Intend, purpose, aim at, tend to, be after, aspire at, aspire after, endeavor after.
Drive, n.   Airing, ride.
Drivel, v. n.   1. Slaver, slobber, drool.
2. Dote, be imbecile, be foolish.
Drivel, n.   1. Slaver, drivelling.
2. Nonsense, balderdash, stuff, foolish talk.
Driveller, n.   [Written also Driveler.] Slaverer, fool, simpleton, idiot, dotard.
Drivelling, n.   [Written also Driveling.] 1. Slaver.
2. Foolishness, folly, idiocy.
Drizzle, v. n.   Rain (in small drops), mizzle.
Droll, n.   1. Jester (by profession), buffoon, harlequin, mountebank, punch, punchinello, clown, zany, scaramouch, fool, jack-pudding, merry Andrew, pickle-herring.
2. Farce, comic show.
Droll, a.   1. Comic, comical, funny, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, ridiculous.
2. Odd, queer, facetious, waggish, amusing, diverting.
Drollery, n.   Pleasantry, fun, facetiousness, waggishness, waggery, buffoonery, comicality.
Drone, n.   1. Male honey-bee.
2. Idler, sluggard, lounger, idle fellow, lazy fellow.
3. Humming, humming noise.
Drone, v. n.   1. Lounge, dawdle, waste time in trifles, live in idleness.
2. Make a dull, humming sound.
Drone, v. a.   Read monotonously.
Dronish, a.   Idle, lazy, indolent, sluggish, slow, inactive.
Dronte, n.   Dodo.
Drool, v. n.   Slaver, drivel, drop saliva.
Droop, v. n.   1. Wilt, wither, fade.
2. Languish, faint, sink, fail, decline, grow weak, be dispirited.
Drop, n.   1. Globule.
2. Ear-ring.
Drop, v. a.   1. Lower, sink, depress, let down, let fall, let go.
2. Leave, quit, forsake, desert, relinquish, abandon, forswear, give up, give over.
3. Discontinue, intermit, remit, cease, desist from, break off, leave off, lay aside.
4. Bedrop, spot, speckle, variegate.
Drop, v. n.   1. Distil, fall in drops.
2. Fall suddenly.
3. Cease, come to an end, come to nothing.
Drop astern, (Naut.) Move back.
Drop down, (Naut.) Move toward the sea.
Drop in, Call, happen in.
Drop serene, Amaurosis, GUTTA SERENA.
Dross, n. 1. Scum, recrement, scoria.
2. Refuse, waste matter.
Drought, n.   Dryness (of weather), aridity, drouth, want of rain.
Drouth, n.   Drought.
Drove, n.   1. Herd, flock.
2. Crowd, collection.
Drown, v. a.   1. Kill by immersing.
2. Overflow, inundate, deluge, overwhelm, flood.
3. Overcome, overpower.
Drown, v. n.   Be drowned.
Drowse, v. n.   Slumber, doze, nap, be half asleep.
Drowsy, a.   1. Sleepy, dozy.
2. Lethargic, comatose, stupid.
3. Soporific, lulling.
Drub, v. a.   Beat, thrash, cudgel, cane.
Drubbing, n.   Beating, flogging, thrashing, cudgelling, caning, pounding, flagellation.
Drudge, v. n.   Slave, toil, plod, work hard.
Drudge, n.   Slave, menial, scullion, hack, fag, hard-worker.
Drudgery, n.   Hard or toilsome work, ignoble toil, mean labor.
Drug, n.   1. Medicine, physic, remedy.
2. Unsalable article.
Drum, n.   (Anat.) Tympanum.
Drunk, a.   Intoxicated, tipsy, inebriated, fuddled, disguised, maudlin, drunken, mellow, SLEWED, GROGGY, in liquor, in one's cups, half seas over.
Drunkard, n.   Toper, tippler, sot, carouser, reveller, bacchanal, bacchanalian.
Drunken, a.   1. Intoxicated, drunk.
2. Sottish, given to intoxication.
Drunkenness, n.   1. Intoxication, inebriety, ebriety.
2. Sottishness.
Drupe, n.   Stone-fruit.
Dry, a.   1. Arid, not wet, not moist.
2. Thirsty, craving drink.
3. Uninteresting, barren, dull, jejune, meagre, tame, vapid, unembellished, plain.
4. Sarcastic, severe, sly, keen, sharp.
Dry, v. a.   Desiccate, exsiccate, free from moisture, make dry.
Dry, v. n.   Become dry, lose moisture.
Dryad, n.   Wood-nymph.
Dry goods, Textile fabrics (as distinguished from groceries).
Dry-rot, n.   Sap-rot, POWDER-POST.
Dualism, n.   Manicheism, doctrine of two supreme principles (good and evil).
Dub, v. a.   Name, style, term, denominate, designate, call, entitle, christen.
Dubiety, n.   [Rare.] Doubtfulness, dubiousness, uncertainty.
Dubious, a.   Uncertain, doubtful, equivocal, ambiguous, not plain, not clear.
Duck, v. a.   Immerse, plunge, souse, dip.
Duck, v. n.   1. Dive, plunge, dip, immerse one's self.
2. Bow, cringe.
Duck-bill, n.   Ornithorhynchus, platypus, mullangong, tambreet, water-mole.
Duck-hawk, n.   Harpy, marsh-harrier, moor-buzzard (Circus œruginosus).
Ducking, n.   1. Plunge, dive, dip.
2. [Colloquial.] Wetting, drenching, soaking.
Ducking-stool, n.   Trebuchet, tumbrel, castigatory, cucking-stool.
Duct, n.   Conduit, channel, canal.
Ductile, a.   1. Tractable, complying, docile, yielding, facile.
2. Extensible, capable of being drawn out.
Ductility, n.   1. Tractableness, docility.
2. Extensibility.
Dudgeon, n.   Anger, resentment, indignation, ire, malice, ill-will.
Duds, n. pl.   1. Old clothing, tattered garments.
2. [Colloquial.] Effects, things.
Due, a.   1. Owed, to be paid.
2. Proper, fit, suitable, appropriate, becoming, befitting.
3. Owing, to be ascribed.
Due, n.   1. Debt, what is due.
2. Right, just title, lawful claim.
Due, ad.   Directly, exactly.
Due to, Owing to, occasioned by, to be ascribed to.
Duel, n.   Affair of honor.
Dug, n.   Teat (of a beast), nipple, pap, udder.
Dulcamara, n.   Woody night-shade, bitter-sweet (Solanum dulcamara).
Dulcet, a.   1. Sweet, luscious, honeyed.
2. Pleasing, agreeable, pleasant, delightful, charming.
Dull, a.   1. Stupid, stolid, doltish, blockish, brutish, unintelligent, unintellectual, shallow, blunt-witted.
2. Apathetic, insensible, unimpassioned, passionless, dead, callous.
3. Inert, inactive, lifeless, inanimate, heavy, sluggish, slow, torpid.
4. Blunt, obtuse, not sharp.
5. Gloomy, sad, dismal, cheerless.
6. Dim, obscure, not bright, not vivid.
7. Tedious, wearisome, tiresome, uninteresting.
Dull, v. a.   1. Blunt, make blunt.
2. Stupefy, benumb, deaden, paralyze, obtund, hebetate, make or render insensible, render callous, make obtuse.
3. Depress, dishearten, discourage, dispirit, deject, make melancholy, make sad or dejected.
4. Quiet, allay, moderate, assuage, mitigate, alleviate, soften.
5. Sully, tarnish.
Dullard, n.   Simpleton, DUNCE.
Duly, ad.   1. Properly, fitly, in a suitable manner.
2. Regularly, in course, at the proper time.
Dumb, a.   1. Unable to speak, incapable of speech.
2. Mute, speechless, silent, taciturn, mum.
Dumb-show, n.   Pantomime.
Dumb-waiter, n.   Dummy.
Dumfound, v. a.   Confuse, confound, pose, nonplus, strike dumb.
Dumfounder, v. a.   Confuse, confound, pose, nonplus, strike dumb.
Dummador, n.   Cockchafer, dor, dor-bug, May-bug, tree-beetle, May-beetle, (Melontha vulgaris).
Dummy, n.   1. Mute, dumb person.
2. [Colloquial.] Dumb-waiter.
3. Fourth hand (when only three persons play at whist).
Dumpish, a.   Sad, dejected, dispirited, MELANCHOLY, despondent, moping.
Dumps, n. pl.   Dejection, depression, sadness, MELANCHOLY, despondency, BLUES, blue devils.
Dumpy, a.   Short and thick (in person).
Dun, a.   Dull brown.
Dun, v. a.   Press (for a debt), importune, urge.
Dun, n.   1. Importunate creditor.
2. Dunning letter.
Dunce, n.   Simpleton, fool, dolt, ignoramus, wiseacre, blockhead, block, numskull, dullard, thickhead, thick-skull, dunderhead, dunderpate, clod-poll, beetle-head, bull-head, dull-head, addle-head, logger-head, CHUCKLE-HEAD, jolt-head, lack-brain, shallow-brain, moon-calf, halfwit, oaf, changeling, booby, noodle, spooney, tony, NINCOMPOOP, ninny, JOBBERNOWL, flat, sawney, driveller, noddy, natural, SAP-HEAD, ass, jackass, goose, coot, loon, calf, non-compos, stupid fellow, silly fellow.
Dunder, n.   Lees (of cane juice).
Dunderhead, n.   Simpleton, DUNCE.
Dunder-pate, n.   Dunce.
Dundiver, n.   Goosander, dish-washer, wagtail (Mergus-merganser or Mergus castor).
Dung, n.   Excrement, ordure, fæces.
Dung, v. a.   Manure (with dung).
Dungeon, n.   Prison (especially one underground and dark).
Dungmeers, n. pl.   Compost pits.
Dupe, n.   Cat's-paw, gull, cully, credulous person.
Dupe, v. a.   Cheat, deceive, delude, trick, circumvent, overreach, beguile, cully, chouse, cozen, gull, impose upon.
Duplicate, a.   Double, twofold.
Duplicate, n.   Copy, transcript, counterpart.
Duplicity, n.   Dissimulation, chicanery, guile, deceit, deception, hypocrisy, circumvention, artifice, Machiavelism, double dealing.
Durability, n.   Permanence, durableness.
Durable, a.   Permanent, lasting, abiding, continuing, constant, stable.
Durableness, n.   Permanence, durability.
Durance, n.   Duress.
Duration, n.   Continuance (in time), continuation, lastingness, ENDURANCE.
Duress, n.   Constraint, restraint, captivity, confinement, imprisonment, durance.
During, prep.   For the time of, for the period of.
Dusk, n.   Twilight.
Dusky, a.   Obscure, murky, dim, shadowy, cloudy, shady, overcast, somewhat dark.
Dutch gold, Pinchbeck.
Dutch oven, [U. S.] Bake-kettle.
Duteous, a.   Obedient, DUTIFUL.
Dutiful, a.   1. Obedient, submissive, duteous.
2. Reverential, respectful, deferential.
Duty, n.   1. What one ought to do, what one is bound or under obligation to do.
2. Service, business, function, office.
3. Tax, impost, toll, custom, excise.
Dwale, n.   1. Stupefying potion, soporific draught.
2. Belladonna, banewort, deadly-night-shade (Atropa belladonna).
Dwarf, n.   Pygmy, hop o' my thumb.
Dwarf, v. a.   Stunt, hinder from growth.
Dwarfish, a.   Stunted, dwarfed, under-sized, diminutive, small, little, tiny, Lilliputian, Pygmean.
Dwell, v. n.   Inhabit, reside, live, stay, sojourn, tarry, abide, plant one's self, be settled, have a habitation.
Dweller, n.   Inhabitant, inhabiter, resident, citizen.
Dwelling, n.   Habitation, abode, residence, lodging, quarters, domicile, home, place of residence, place of abode, dwelling-place, house.
Dwelling-place, n.   Dwelling.
Dwell on, 1. Hang upon fondly, be absorbed with, be deeply interested in.
2. Continue long upon, occupy a long time with.
Dwell upon, 1. Hang upon fondly, be absorbed with, be deeply interested in.
2. Continue long upon, occupy a long time with.
Dwindle, v. n.   1. Diminish, decrease, lessen, shrink, grow less, grow little.
2. Sink, degenerate, decline, decay, fall away, fall off.
Dwindle, v. a.   Diminish, decrease, lessen, make less.
Dye, n.   1. Coloring liquor.
2. Color, hue, tint, tinge, stain, cast, shade.
Dye, v. a.   Color, tinge, stain.
Dyer's-weed, n.   Green-broom, green-weed (Genista tinctoria).
Dying, a.   1. Expiring.
2. Mortal, perishable.
Dying, n.   Death, decease, demise, dissolution, departure, exit, end of life.
Dynamics, n.   Science of forces.
Dynasty, n.   1. Government, sovereignty, dominion, empire.
2. Race of rulers, family of sovereigns.
Dysentery, n.   Bloody-flux.
Dyspepsia, n.   (Med.) Indigestion, difficulty of digestion.
Dyspepsy, n.   (Med.) Indigestion, difficulty of digestion.
Dyspnœa, n.   [L.] (Med.) Difficulty of breathing.

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Each, a.   1. One and the other (of two), both.
2. Every one (of several).
Eager, a.   1. Longing, yearning, greedy, impatient, keenly desirous.
2. Ardent, zealous, vehement, impetuous, earnest, animated, fervent, fervid, glowing, hot, sanguine.
Eagerness, n.   1. Longing, yearning, avidity, greediness, impatience.
2. Ardor, zeal, vehemence, impetuosity, earnestness, fervor, fervency, heartiness, devotion.
Eagle, n.   1. King of birds.
2. Ten dollars (U. S. gold coin).
Eagle-eyed, a.   Discerning, perspicacious, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, lynx-eyed, hawk-eyed, keen-eyed, Argus-eyed.
Eagre, n.   Bore, great tidal wave.
Ear, n.   1. Organ of hearing.
2. Musical perception, faculty of discriminating sounds, sense of hearing.
3. Regard, heed, attention, hearing.
4. Spike (of grain), head.
Earache, n.   Otalgia, otalgy, pain in the ear.
Ear-drop, n.   Ear-ring, pendant.
Early, a.   1. Timely, seasonable, in season, not late.
2. Forward, premature.
3. At dawn, at day-break, at the opening of day.
Early, ad.   Soon, betimes, seasonably, in good season, in good time.
Earn, v. a.   1. Gain, get, acquire, win, obtain, procure.
2. Merit, deserve, be entitled to.
Earnest, a.   1. Ardent, zealous, eager, fervent, fervid, glowing, animated, importunate, warm, hearty.
2. Intent, steady, fixed, close.
Earnest, n.   1. Seriousness, reality, not a jest.
2. Pledge, first-fruits.
3. Earnest-money.
Earnest-money, n.   Earnest, pay in advance (to bind a bargain).
Earnings, n. pl.   Wages.
Ear-ring, n.   Pendant, ear-drop.
Earth, n.   1. World, globe.
2. Soil, ground, land, clod, turf, sod.
Earth-born, a.   1. Terrigenous, born on the earth.
2. Of low birth, of mean extraction.
3. Earthly, low, mean, base, abject, grovelling, earth-bred.
Earth-bred, a.   Low, base, vile, abject, grovelling, earth-born.
Earth-flax, n.   Amianth, amianthus (species of Asbestos).
Earthly, a.   1. Terrestrial.
2. Sensual, sordid, worldly, low, grovelling, vile, base, gross, earthly-minded, earth-born, not spiritual.
Earthly-minded, a.   Sensual, sordid, EARTHLY.
Earthy, a.   1. Terrene, composed of earth.
2. Earthly, terrestrial.
3. Gross, coarse, unrefined.
Ear-wax, n.   Cerumen.
Ease, n.   1. Rest, repose, quiescence.
2. Quiet, quietude, quietness, tranquillity, peace, content, contentment.
3. Facility, easiness, readiness.
Ease, v. a.   1. Relieve, disburden, disencumber, free from pressure or restraint.
2. Alleviate, allay, assuage, appease, mitigate, soothe, pacify, quiet, still, abate.
Ease away, (Naut.) Slacken gradually (a rope), ease off.
Easement, n.   (Law.) Privilege (by grant or prescription), convenience, accommodation, advantage.
Ease off, (Naut.) Ease away.
Eastern, a.   1. Oriental, orient.
2. Towards the east.
Easy, a.   1. Light, not difficult, not burdensome.
2. Quiet, tranquil, untroubled, comfortable, contented, satisfied, at rest, at ease, without anxiety, without pain.
3. Yielding, complying, pliant, facile, submissive, accommodating, complaisant.
4. Unconstrained, graceful, not formal, not stiff.
5. Gentle, moderate.
6. Not straitened (pecuniarily).
Eat, v. a.   1. Chew and swallow.
2. Corrode, consume, wear away.
Eat, v. n.   1. Feed, take food.
2. Act corrosively.
3. [Colloquial.] Taste, relish.
Eatable, a.   Esculent, edible.
Eat dirt, Humble one's self, abase one's self, lower one's note, fall on one's knees, eat humble pie, get a set-down, sing small.
Eat humble pie, Suffer humiliation, endure mortification, be humbled, be abashed, be taken down, eat dirt.
Eating, a.   Corrosive, erosive, corroding, caustic, catheretic.
Eating-house, n.   Restaurant, chop-house.
Eat one's words, Take back what was said, retract a statement.
Eau-de-Cologne, [Fr.] Cologne, cologne-water.
Eavesdropper, n.   Stealthy listener.
Eavesdropping, n.   Listening by stealth.
Ebb, n.   1. Regression, regress, retrocession, retrogression, reflux, refluence, return.
2. Decline, decay, deterioration, degeneracy.
3. Decrease, diminution, abatement, decrement, subsidence.
Ebb, v. n.   1. Recede, retire, flow back.
2. Decline, decrease, decay, wane, sink, fall away.
Ebon, a.   1. Dark, black, inky.
2. Made of ebony.
Ebriety, n.   Drunkenness, intoxication, inebriation, inebriety.
Ebullience, n.   Effervescence, ebullition, boiling over.
Ebulliency, n.   Effervescence, ebullition, boiling over.
Ebullient, a.   Effervescing, boiling over.
Ebullition, n.   1. Boiling.
2. Effervescence, fermentation.
3. Burst, outburst, outbreak, fit, paroxysm.
Eccentric, a.   1. Not circular.
2. Irregular, abnormal, anomalous, peculiar, uncommon, unnatural, singular, strange, wayward, odd, aberrant, erratic, whimsical.
Eccentricity, n.   Irregularity, peculiarity, oddness, oddity, singularity, waywardness, strangeness, aberration.
Ecclesiastic, a.   Not civil, not secular.
Ecclesiastical, a.   Not civil, not secular.
Ecclesiastic, n.   Priest, clergyman, churchman, minister, parson, pastor, divine.
Echinate, a.   Prickly, bristled.
Echinated, a.   Prickly, bristled.
Echo, n.   Reverberation, reflected sound.
Echo, v. n.   Resound, reverberate, be sounded back.
Echo, v. a.   1. Reverberate, reëcho.
2. Repeat, sound again.
Éclaircissement, n.   [Fr.] Explanation, explication.
Eclaircize, v. a.   [Modern.] Explain, unfold, expound, elucidate, illustrate, make plain, make clear.
Éclat, n.   1. Acclamation, applause, plaudit, burst of applause.
2. Brilliancy, splendor, show, pomp, lustre, striking effect.
Eclectic, a.   Selecting, choosing.
Eclecticism, n.   Eclectic philosophy.
Eclipse, n.   1. Occultation.
2. Obscuration.
Eclipse, v. a.   1. Darken, obscure, dim.
2. Cloud, veil, shroud, hide.
3. Degrade, throw into the shade.
Eclogue, n.   Bucolic, idyl, pastoral, pastoral poem.
Economical, a.   Saving, sparing, provident, thrifty, frugal, not wasteful, not lavish.
Economics, n.   Household management, household economy.
Economize, v. a.   Save, husband, manage frugally, use prudently.
Economize, v. n.   Retrench, be frugal, be prudent, be economical, practise economy, husband one's resources.
Economy, n.   1. Frugality, thrift, thriftiness, good husbandry, good housewifery.
2. Arrangement, regulation, management.
3. System, plan, established order.
Ecphonesis, n.   [Gr.] (Rhet.) Exclamation, ejaculation, interjection.
Ecstasy, n.   1. Trance.
2. Transport, rapture, ravishment, delight, great joy.
3. Enthusiasm, fanaticism.
Ecstatic, a.   1. Entrancing.
2. Transporting, ravishing, rapturous, very delightful.
Ecstatical, a.   1. Entrancing.
2. Transporting, ravishing, rapturous, very delightful.
Ecumenic, a.   [Written also [Œcumenic and Œcumenical.] General (applied especially to councils of the Church), universal.
Ecumenical, a.   [Written also [Œcumenic and Œcumenical.] General (applied especially to councils of the Church), universal.
Edacious, a.   Greedy, voracious, devouring.
Eddish, n.   Aftermath, rowen.
Eddy, n.   1. Counter-current.
2. Whirlpool, vortex.
Edentate, a.   Toothless.
Edentated, a.   Toothless.
Edge, n.   1. Cutting side (of a blade).
2. Border, rim, brim, margin, verge, brink.
3. Keenness, sharpness, intensity.
Edge, v. a.   1. Sharpen.
2. Fringe, border.
3. Move sideways, move little by little.
Edge, v. n.   Move sideways, move little by little.
Edge-bone, n.   Aitchbone, natchbone.
Edging, n.   Fringe, border.
Edible, n.   Eatable, esculent.
Edict, n.   Command, order, decree, rescript, mandate, ordinance, proclamation, ban.
Edification, n.   Instruction (with reference to improving the character), enlightenment, improvement, education.
Edifice, n.   Building, fabric, structure.
Edify, v. a.   Instruct (in order to improve the character), teach, enlighten, educate, improve.
Edit, v. a.   Conduct (a literary work), manage, prepare for publication, superintend the publication of.
Edition, n.   Impression, number (of copies) printed at once.
Editor, n.   Conductor (of a literary work).
Educate, v. a.   Train, discipline, teach, instruct, nurture, breed, school, EDIFY, drill, bring up, develop the faculties of, form the mind and character of.
Education, n.   Training, teaching, schooling, instruction, discipline, cultivation, tuition, nurture, breeding, EDIFICATION, drilling.
Educe, v. a.   Extract, draw out, bring out.
Edulcorate, v. a.   (Chem.) Wash, purify, cleanse.
Edulcoration, n.   (Chem.) Washing, cleaning, purification.
Eel-pont, n.   Burbot (Lota vulgaris).
Efface, v. a.   Obliterate, erase, expunge, blot, cancel, rub out, wipe out, scratch out, rub off, blot out, strike out.
Effect, n.   1. Consequence, result, issue, event.
2. Force, validity, weight, power, efficiency.
3. Purport, import, drift, tenor, meaning, general intent.
4. Fact, reality, truth.
5. Impression (on the organs of sense).
Effect, v. a.   1. Cause, produce, create.
2. Accomplish, achieve, execute, perform, do, consummate, realize, carry, compass, effectuate, bring about, bring to pass, carry out, work out.
Effective, a.   1. Competent, adequate, powerful, forcible, energetic, potent, cogent, sufficient, efficacious.
2. Operative, active, efficient, effectual.
Effects, n. pl.   Goods, furniture, movables, personal estate.
Effectual, a.   1. Operative, successful.
2. Efficacious, effective, active, efficient, of adequate power.
Effectuate, v. a.   Accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, carry out, bring to pass.
Effeminacy, n.   Weakness, softness, timidity, womanish delicacy.
Effeminate, a.   1. Womanish, feminine, timorous, unmanly.
2. Delicate, tender, womanly (in a good sense).
Effeminate, v. a.   Unman, soften, emasculate, emolliate, make effeminate.
Effervesce, v. n.   Froth, bubble, ferment.
Effervescence, n.   Bubbling, frothing, ebullition, fermentation.
Effete, a.   1. Barren, unprolific, unfruitful, fruitless, addle.
2. Decayed, spent, exhausted, wasted, worn out.
Efficacious, a.   Effectual, effective, powerful, active, operative, efficient, energetic, of adequate power.
Efficacy, n.   Potency, competency, power, strength, force, efficiency.
Efficiency, n.   Efficacy.
Efficient, a.   1. Operative, active, efficacious, effective, effectual, potent.
2. Able, energetic, skilful, ready.
Efficient, n.   Cause, operator, prime mover, efficient agent.
Effigies, n.   Effigy.
Effigy, n.   Image, figure, representation, likeness, effigies.
Effloresce, v. n.   Become pulverulent (on the surface).
Efflorescence, n.   1. Flowering, bloom, time of flowering.
2. Pulverulence (of the surface).
Effluence, n.   Emanation, efflux.
Effluvium, n.   Exhalation, vapor.
Efflux, n.   1. Flow, effusion.
2. Emanation, effluence.
Effort, n.   1. Endeavor, attempt, trial, essay, exertion, struggle, strain, straining, stretch.
2. Enterprise, undertaking, cause.
Effrontery, n.   Boldness, assurance, impudence, audacity, hardihood, presumption, shamelessness, sauciness, brass, CHEEK.
Effulgence, n.   Brilliancy, lustre, splendor, brightness, radiance, refulgence.
Effulgent, a.   Brilliant, shining, lustrous, splendid, resplendent, bright, radiant, refulgent, dazzling.
Effuse, v. a.   Shed, spill, pour out.
Effusion, n.   1. Outpouring, efflux, gush.
2. Shedding, spilling, waste.
3. Utterance, expression of thought.
Eft, n.   Salamander, newt.
Egg, n.   Ovum.
Egg-shaped, a.   Ovate.
Eglantine, n.   Sweet-brier (Rosa rubiginosa).
Egotism, n.   Conceit, vanity, BUMPTIOUSNESS, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-praise, self-commendation.
Egotistic, a.   Conceited, vain, opinionated, BUMPTIOUS, self-important.
Egotistical, a.   Conceited, vain, opinionated, BUMPTIOUS, self-important.
Egregious, a.   Extraordinary, remarkable, enormous, monstrous, outrageous, great.
Egress, n.   Exit, departure, going out.
Either, a. & pron.   1. (Appropriately) One or the other (of two).
2. (Less authorized) Any one (of several).
3. (Of doubtful propriety) Each (of two), both, one and the other.
Ejaculate, v. a.   Utter in an exclamation, utter briefly and suddenly.
Ejaculation, n.   Exclamation, ECPHONESIS, brief and sudden utterance.
Eject, v. a.   1. Emit, discharge, void, evacuate, vomit, spew, puke, throw out, cast up.
2. Expel, oust, dismiss, discharge, cashier, turn out.
3. Reject, banish, throw aside, cast away, throw overboard.
Ejection, n.   1. Evacuation, discharge.
2. Expulsion, dismission, extrusion, banishment.
Eke out, Add to, supply the deficiency of.
Elaborate, v. a.   1. Bestow labor upon, work out.
2. Improve, refine, mature, ripen, prepare thoroughly.
Elaborate, a.   Labored, studied, high wrought, highly finished, elaborately prepared.
Elaboration, n.   1. Labor, painstaking.
2. Preparation, ripening, maturing.
Elapse, v. n.   Pass, lapse, glide away, slip away, pass away.
Elastic, a.   Springy, rebounding, resilient, recoiling.
Elasticity, n.   Springiness, resiliency, tendency to rebound.
Elate, a.   Flushed (with success), elated, excited, exhilarated, puffed up, in high spirits.
Elate, v. a.   Cheer, exhilarate, elevate, animate, excite, flush, puff up, make proud.
Elater, n.   Fire-fly (of South America, Cuba, &c.).
Elation, n.   Exultation, elevation, exaltation, pride, high spirits.
Elbow, n.   Angle, bend, turn.
Elbow, v. a.   Push.
Elbow, v. n.   Jostle, push one's way.
Elbow-chair, n.   Arm-chair, armed chair.
Elbow-room, n.   Scope, swing, range, opportunity, liberty of action, a fair field, room enough.
Elder, a.   Older, senior.
Elder, n.   Senior, aged person.
Elderly, a.   Somewhat old.
Eldership, n.   Seniority.
Eldest, a.   Oldest.
Elect, v. a.   Choose, select, cull, pick, pick out, make choice of.
Elect, a.   Chosen, selected, picked, choice.
Election, n.   1. Selection, preference, choice.
2. (Theol.) Predestination.
Electioneer, v. n.   Canvass.
Elective franchise, Right of voting, right to vote.
Elector, n.   Voter, constituent.
Electric, n.   Non-conductor (of electricity).
Electrify, v. a.   1. Render electric, charge with electricity.
2. Rouse, thrill, excite, stir, enchant.
Elegance, n.   1. Grace, beauty, symmetry, propriety.
2. Refinement, polish, politeness, gentility.
Elegant, a.   1. Graceful, beautiful, handsome, fine, symmetrical, classical, tasty, tasteful, chaste, neat, well-made, well-proportioned, in good taste.
2. Polished, refined, accomplished, cultivated, polite, genteel, courtly, fashionable.
Elegiac, a.   Mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, dirge-like.
Elegy, n.   Dirge, lament, epicedium, mournful song, funeral song.
Element, n.   1. Simple body, uncompounded body, ultimate part.
2. Constituent, component, ingredient, constituent principle, component part.
3. Proper state, proper sphere.
4. Rudiment, first principle, essential point.
Elementary, a.   1. Simple, uncompounded.
2. Rudimentary, rudimental, primary.
Elench, n.   Sophism, specious argument.
Elephantine, a.   Huge, immense, gigantic, colossal, Cyclopean, Herculean, enormous, very large.
Elevate, v. a.   1. Raise, lift, lift up.
2. Exalt, promote.
3. Improve, dignify, ennoble, refine.
4. Animate, elate, cheer, exhilarate, excite, flush.
Elevation, n.   1. Raising, elevating.
2. Exaltation, aggrandizement, promotion.
3. Dignity, refinement, improvement, ennobling.
4. Hill, elevated place.
5. (Astron.) Height, altitude.
Élève, n.   [Fr.] Pupil.
Elf, n.   1. Fairy, fey, diminutive spirit.
2. Dwarf, gnome.
Elfish, a.   Elf-like, mischievous, elvish.
Elicit, v. a.   Draw out, bring out, succeed in obtaining.
Elide, v. a.   Cut off (a syllable).
Eligible, a.   1. Desirable, preferable, to be preferred, worthy of choice, fit to be chosen.
2. Legally qualified.
Eliminate, v. a.   1. Exclude, expel, reject, thrust out, drive out, get clear of.
2. Extricate, release, set free.
3. (Algebra.) Disengage, separate.
Elimination, n.   1. Exclusion, expulsion, rejection.
2. Separation, disengagement.
Élite, n.   [Fr.] Flower (of a society), best part, select body.
Elixir, n.   1. Cordial.
2. (Med.) Compound tincture.
Elk, n.   Moose, moose-deer (Cervus alces or Alces molchis).
Elliptic, a.   Oval.
Elliptical, a.   Oval.
Ellipse, n.   Oval, oval figure.
Elocution, n.   1. Speech, faculty of speech, power of expression.
2. Utterance, delivery, manner of speaking, oral expression.
Éloge, n.   [Fr.] Eulogy, eulogium, panegyric, funeral oration.
Elongate, v. a.   Lengthen, stretch, draw out, lengthen out.
Elope, v. n.   Abscond (as a woman with a paramour), run away, run off.
Eloquence, n.   1. Oratory, art of speaking well (in public).
2. Graceful and vigorous utterance, fit words in fit places, appropriate expression.
Eloquent, a.   1. Persuasive, impressive.
2. Graceful and vigorous.
Else, a.   or pron. Other.
Else, ad.   or conj.   1. Otherwise.
2. Besides.
Elsewhere, ad.   1. Many other places.
2. In some other place.
3. In other places.
Elucidate, v. a.   Explain, illustrate, unfold, make clear, make plain, throw light upon.
Elucidation, n.   Explanation, illustration, exposition, comment, annotation, commentary, gloss, scholium.
Elucidative, a.   Explanatory.
Elude, v. a.   1. Escape, avoid, shun, get away from, steal away from.
2. Baffle, frustrate, foil, disconcert, disappoint, BILK.
Elusive, a.   1. Evasive, ELUSORY.
2. Equivocating, shuffling, equivocatory.
Elusory, a.   Evasive, elusive, delusive, deceptive.
Elutriate, v. a.   Cleanse (as ores, by washing), purify.
Elvish, a.   Elf-like, mischievous, elfish.
Elysian, a.   Charming, delightful, ravishing, enchanting, blissful, heavenly, celestial, exceedingly happy.
Elysium, n.   1. The Elysian fields, islands of the blest.
2. Paradise, Eden, delightful place.
Emaciate, a.   Lean, thin, lank, attenuated, wasted, gaunt, skinny, meagre, worn to a shadow, reduced to a skeleton.
Emaciated, a.   Lean, thin, lank, attenuated, wasted, gaunt, skinny, meagre, worn to a shadow, reduced to a skeleton.
Emaciation, n.   Leanness, lankness, meagreness, TABES, TABEFACTION.
Emanate, v. a.   Issue, arise, spring, flow, proceed, emerge, go out.
Emanation, n.   1. Flowing out.
2. Efflux, effluence, issue.
Emancipate, v. a.   Enfranchise, manumit, liberate, disenthrall, release, unfetter, unshackle, unchain, free, set free, set at liberty.
Emancipation, a.   Enfranchisement, manumission, liberation, release, deliverance.
Emasculate, v. a.   1. Castrate, geld, glib, deprive of virility.
2. Weaken, debilitate, unman, effeminate, emolliate, make effeminate.
Emasculation, n.   1. Castration, ORCHOTOMY.
2. Effeminacy, weakness, softness.
Embalm, v. a.   1. Preserve from decay (by aromatics or antiseptics).
2. Preserve, enshrine, cherish, keep unimpaired.
3. Scent, perfume, make fragrant.
Embargo, n.   Prohibition (of vessels to leave port).
Embark, v. a.   1. Put on shipboard.
2. Engage, enlist.
Embark, v. n.   1. Go on shipboard.
2. Engage, enlist, enter upon, take the first step.
Embarrass, v. a.   1. Perplex, entangle, beset, make intricate, make difficult.
2. Harass, distress, trouble, vex, annoy, plague, hamper, clog.
3. Confuse, disconcert, confound, nonplus, pose, dumfound, dumfounder.
Embarrassment, n.   1. Perplexity, difficulty, entanglement.
2. Trouble, distress, vexation, plague.
3. Confusion, abashment.
Embassy, n.   1. Commission, mission.
2. Legation, ambassadors.
Embay, v. a.   Landlock.
Embed, v. a.   Bed.
Embellish, v. a.   Decorate, deck, bedeck, ornament, adorn, beautify, set out, set off.
Embellishment, n.   Decoration, ornament, adornment.
Embers, n. pl.   Cinders.
Embezzle, v. a.   Appropriate to one's own use (what is intrusted), purloin, peculate, steal, come unlawfully by.
Embezzlement, n.   Peculation.
Embitter, v. a.   [Written also Imbitter.] 1. Make bitter.
2. Make unhappy or grievous.
3. Exasperate, madden, enrage.
Emblaze, v. a.   1. Emblazon, blazon.
2. Kindle, set in a blaze.
Emblazon, v. a.   1. Blazon, emblaze, adorn with ensigns armorial.
2. Deck (with showy ornaments), decorate, adorn, embellish, set off, set out.
Emblazonry, n.   1. Heraldry, blazonry.
2. Heraldic ornaments.
Emblem, n.   Type, symbol, sign, representation, token, badge, mark, device, cognizance, allusive figure.
Emblematic, a.   Typical, figurative, representative, symbolical, allusive.
Emblematical, a.   Typical, figurative, representative, symbolical, allusive.
Emblematize, v. a.   Symbolize, typify.
Embody, v. a.   1. Invest with a body, make corporeal, form into a body.
2. Incorporate, concentrate, compact, integrate, combine, collect into a whole, draw into one mass.
3. Comprehend, include, embrace, comprise, contain.
4. Systematize, methodize, codify.
Embolden, v. a.   Encourage, animate, inspirit, reassure, make bold, give courage to.
Embolism, n.   Intercalation.
Embolismic, a.   Intercalated, intercalary.
Embolismical, a.   Intercalated, intercalary.
Embonpoint, n.   [Fr.] Plumpness, fleshiness, fatness, corpulence, corpulency, obesity.
Emboss, v. a.   Adorn with raised work, ornament in relief.
Embossment, n.   Protuberance, jut, prominence, raised work, figure in relief.
Embouchure, n.   [Fr.] 1. Mouth (as of a river).
2. (Mus.) Aperture (of an instrument), mouthpiece.
Embowed, p. a. Bent, curved, arched, bowed, arcuated, arcuate.
Embowel, v. a.   Eviscerate, disembowel, gut, take out the bowels or entrails of, free from the viscera.
Embrace, v. a.   1. Clasp (in the arms), hug.
2. Welcome, seize, accept, lay hold on.
3. Comprehend, include, cover, contain, comprise, enclose, encompass, encircle, embody, take in.
Embrace, n.   Hug, clasp.
Embroider, v. a.   Adorn with needle-work.
Embroidery, n.   Variegated needle-work.
Embroil, v. a.   1. Perplex, entangle, ensnarl, implicate, commingle.
2. Disturb, confuse, distract, trouble, disorder, discompose, throw into disorder, bring into difficulty.
Embryo, n.   Germ, rudiment.
Embryo, a.   Embryotic, rudimentary, undeveloped.
Embryotic, a.   Embryo.
Emendation, n.   Correction (of a text), amendment, rectification, change for the better.
Emerge, v. n.   1. Rise (out of a fluid), come up.
2. Issue, emanate, escape, come forth.
3. Appear, become visible, rise into view.
Emergency, n.   Exigency, urgency, necessity, crisis, pinch, pass, push, strait, difficulty, conjuncture, unexpected occurrence, unforeseen occasion.
Emersion, n.   1. Emerging, rising.
2. (Astron.) Reappearance (after eclipse).
Emetic, n.   Vomit, puke.
Émeute, n.   [Fr.] Riot, popular outbreak, seditious commotion.
Emication, n.   Scintillation, sparkling.
Emigrate, v. n.   Migrate, remove (from one country to settle in another).
Emigration, n.   1. Migration, removal, exodus.
2. Body of emigrants.
Eminence, n.   1. Prominence, projection.
2. Elevation, hill, elevated ground, high point.
3. Exaltation, celebrity, distinction, note, renown, repute, reputation, fame.
Eminent, a.   1. High, lofty, elevated.
2. Distinguished, conspicuous, celebrated, prominent, illustrious, exalted, famous, renowned, remarkable, of great repute.
Emissary, n.   Messenger, spy, scout, secret agent.
Emission, n.   Issue, sending out, throwing out.
Emit, v. a.   1. Eject, discharge, exhale, breathe, breathe out, send forth, throw out, give out.
2. Issue (for circulation), put into circulation.
Emmet, n.   Ant, pismire.
Emolliate, v. a.   Soften, effeminate, emasculate, make effeminate.
Emollient, a.   Softening.
Emolument, n.   1. Gain, lucre, pay, compensation, wages, salary, stipend, hire, pecuniary profit.
2. Advantage, profit, benefit.
Emotion, n.   Feeling, passion, excitement (of sensibility), mental agitation.
Empawn, v. a.   Pawn, pledge, put in pawn.
Emphasis, n.   1. Stress (on certain words), force of utterance.
2. Impressiveness, significance, moment, weight.
Emphatic, a.   Expressive, significant, categorical, strong, forcible, energetic.
Emphatical, a.   Expressive, significant, categorical, strong, forcible, energetic.
Empire, n.   1. Sovereignty, supremacy, dominion, absolute authority, supreme dominion, imperial power.
2. Rule, sway, command, control, government.
Empiric, n.   Quack, charlatan, pretender, mountebank, impostor, cheat, mere experimenter (without scientific training).
Empiric, a.   1. Experimental, experiential, from experience (as distinguished from inference or reasoning).
2. Charlatanic, quackish.
Empirical, a.   1. Experimental, experiential, from experience (as distinguished from inference or reasoning).
2. Charlatanic, quackish.
Empiricism, n.   1. Dependence on experience.
2. Quackery, charlatanism, charlatanry.
Emplastrum, n.   [L. pl. Emplastra.] (Med.) Plaster.
Employ, v. a.   1. Busy, engage, engross, exercise, occupy.
2. Use, apply, make use of.
3. Entrust with an agency, enlist in one's service, give employment to.
Employ, n.   [Poetical.] Employment.
Employé, n.   [Fr.] Agent, clerk, servant, hand.
Employment, n.   1. Business, occupation, engagement, pursuit, AVOCATION, calling, profession, trade, craft.
2. Service, agency, office, EMPLOY.
Emporium, n.   Mart, market, place of trade, commercial city.
Empoverish, v. a.   [Written also Impoverish.] 1. Make poor, bring to want, reduce to indigence.
2. Make less fertile.
Empower, v. a.   1. Authorize, commission, warrant, qualify, give authority to.
2. Enable, make able.
Emptiness, n.   1. Vacuity, vacuum, void space.
2. Destitution, lack of supplies, want of furniture.
3. Unsatisfactoriness, vanity, hollowness.
Empty, a.   1. Void, devoid, vacant, unoccupied.
2. Unfurnished, unsupplied, unfilled, destitute.
3. Unsubstantial, unsatisfying, unsatisfactory, vain, hollow.
4. Desolate, waste, deserted.
5. Senseless, silly, weak.
Empty, v. a.   1. Exhaust, drain, evacuate, deplete.
2. Discharge, disembogue, pour out.
Empty, v. n.   Flow, disembogue, flow out, be discharged.
Emptyings, n. pl.   Yeast.
Empyreal, a.   Ethereal, aërial, airy, highly refined.
Empyrean, n.   Highest heaven.
Emulate, v. a.   Rival, vie with, compete with, strive to equal or to excel.
Emulation, n.   Rivalry, competition, desire to excel, desire of superiority.
Emulous, a.   1. Competing, rivalling.
2. Very desirous.
Emunctories, n. pl.   Excretory ducts.
Enable, v. a.   Empower, qualify, capacitate, make able, make capable, render capable.
Enact, v. a.   1. Ordain, decree, establish by law, pass into a law, give legislative sanction to.
2. Play, act, act the part of.
Enactment, n.   1. Enacting.
2. Law, act, decree, edict, ordinance.
Enamour, v. a.   Charm, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, enrapture, inflame with love.
Enarthrosis, n.   (Anat.) Ball-and-socket joint.
Encage, v. a.   [Written also Incage.] Confine, coop, coop up.
Encamp, v. n.   Camp, pitch one's tent, pitch a camp.
Encamp, v. a.   Place in a camp.
Encampment, n.   Camp.
Enceinte, a.   [Fr.] Pregnant, big with child, in the family way.
Enchain, v. a.   1. Bind, shackle, manacle, enslave, hold in chains, hold in bondage.
2. Hold, rivet, fix, hold fast.
Enchant, v. a.   Charm, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, enamour, win, catch, enrapture, ravish, beatify, please highly, lead captive.
Enchanting, a.   Charming, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, delightful, ravishing, Circean.
Enchanter, n.   Charmer, magician, sorcerer.
Enchantment, n.   1. Incantation, conjuration, necromancy, magic, sorcery, witchery, spell, charm.
2. Delight, fascination, rapture, ravishment, transport.
Enchase, v. a.   1. Enclose (as a gem in gold), infix.
2. Chase, emboss.
Encircle, v. a.   Surround, encompass, environ, gird, engird, enclose.
Enclose, v. a.   [Written also Inclose.] 1. Encircle, surround, encompass, imbosom, circumscribe, shut in, fence in.
2. Cover, envelop, wrap.
Enclosure, n.   [Written also Inclosure.] 1. Enclosing.
2. Being enclosed.
3. Thing inclosed.
4. Circle, compass, space enclosed.
5. Yard, COMPOUND.
Economiast, n.   Eulogist, panegyrist, praiser, extoller.
Encomiastic, a.   Panegyrical, eulogistic, laudatory, commendatory.
Encomiastical, a.   Panegyrical, eulogistic, laudatory, commendatory.
Encomium, n.   Praise, eulogy, eulogium, laudation, commendation, panegyric, good word.
Encompass, v. a.   1. Surround, environ, compass, gird, engird, encircle, enclose.
2. Invest, beset, besiege, hem in, wall in, lay siege to.
Encore, ad.   [Fr.] Again, once more.
Encounter, n.   1. Meeting, rencounter, clash, collision.
2. Attack, onset, assault.
3. Conflict, combat, fight, contest, battle, engagement, action, skirmish, brush, affair.
Encounter, v. a.   1. Meet (suddenly), meet face to face.
2. Confront, face.
3. Meet with, fall upon, come upon.
4. Attack, engage with, contend against, join battle with, cope with, compete with, struggle with, strive with, fight with.
Encounter, v. n.   Clash, skirmish, rencounter, fight, come into collision.
Encourage, v. a.   1. Embolden, inspirit, animate, enhearten, hearten, stimulate, cheer, incite, assure, reassure, comfort, console, buoy up.
2. Support, favor, countenance, further, advance, promote, foster, aid, help, abet, patronize, help forward.
Encourager, n.   Favorer, promoter.
Encroach, v. n.   Trespass, intrude, infringe, trench, make inroad, make invasion, advance stealthily.
Encroachment, n.   Infringement, trespass, inroad, invasion.
Encumber, v. a.   1. Load, clog, oppress, impede, hinder, obstruct, overload.
2. Embarrass, perplex, entangle, involve, complicate.
Encumbrance, n.   [Written also Incumbrance.] 1. Load, clog, impediment, hinderance, dead weight, drag weight.
2. Debt, claim, liability.
Encyclical, a.   Circular.
Encyclopædia, n.   Cyclopædia.
Encyclopedian, a.   Encyclopedic.
Encyclopedic, a.   That embraces the whole circle of learning, encyclopedian.
Encyclopedical, a.   That embraces the whole circle of learning, encyclopedian.
Encysted, a.   Enclosed in a cyst or sac.
End, n.   1. Extremity, extreme point.
2. Close, cessation, period, expiration, finale, finis, last, fall of the curtain.
3. Conclusion, completion.
4. Termination, bound, limit.
5. Final state, ultimate condition.
6. Result, event, consequence, sequel, upshot, final issue.
7. Fragment, scrap, remnant.
8. Aim, purpose, object, design, drift, intent, intention, view, final cause.
End, v. a.   1. Terminate, conclude, finish, close, put an end to, bring to an end, make an end of, cut short.
2. Destroy, kill, put to death.
End, v. n.   1. Conclude, terminate, cease, be finished, come to an end, come to a close.
2. Close, conclude a discourse, cease speaking.
Endanger, v. a.   Hazard, risk, peril, jeopardize, commit, compromit, expose to danger, put at hazard, put in peril, put in jeopardy.
Endear, v. a.   Attach, secure the affection of, bind by ties of affection, gain the love of.
Endearment, n.   Caressing, caress, blandishment, fondling.
Endeavor, n.   Effort, attempt, essay, trial, struggle, exertion, aim.
Endeavor, v. n.   Try, attempt, essay, labor, strive, aim, make an effort, make an attempt.
Endemic, a.   (Med.) Of a particular district.
Endemical, a.   (Med.) Of a particular district.
Endemic, n.   (Med.) Endemical disease.
Endless, a.   1. Interminable, illimitable, unlimited, boundless, immeasurable, infinite.
2. Eternal, everlasting, perpetual, incessant, continual, uninterrupted.
3. Immortal, undying, deathless, ever-living, never-dying, imperishable.
4. Objectless, without purpose or design.
Endorse, v. a.   [Written also Indorse.] 1. Superscribe, write on the back of.
2. Sanction, warrant, confirm, ratify, vouch for.
Endow, v. a.   1. Furnish with a dowry, settle a dower upon.
2. Furnish with a fund, supply with means.
3. Enrich, endue, indue, invest.
Endowment, n.   1. Gift, grant, bequest, boon, largess, bounty, present.
2. Property, fund, revenue.
3. Talent, faculty, quality, power, ability, capacity, capability, aptitude, parts, genius, qualification.
Endue, v. a.   [Written also Indue.] Supply, invest, clothe, endow, enrich.
Endurable, a.   Tolerable.
Endurance, n.   1. Bearing, suffering, sufferance.
2. Patience, fortitude.
3. [Rare.] Continuance, continuation, lastingness.
Endure, v. a.   1. Bear, sustain, support.
2. Suffer, undergo, experience, go through.
3. Brook, tolerate, abide, submit to, put up with, bear with, take patiently or easily.
Endure, v. n.   1. Remain, continue, last, abide, be permanent, be durable.
2. Bear, suffer, submit, resign one's self, be patient, take it patiently, take it easily or quietly, not fret about it.
Enema, n.   (Med.) Clyster, glyster, injection, lavement.
Enemy, n.   1. Foe, adversary.
2. Opponent, antagonist.
3. [With The prefixed.] Devil, Satan, arch-fiend.
Energetic, a.   Vigorous, active, forcible, powerful, strong, effective, efficacious, potent.
Energize, v. i. Act with vigor, act forcibly.
Energize, v. a.   Give energy to, give force to, excite to action.
Energy, n.   1. Force, power, might, efficacy, potency, efficiency, strength, activity, intensity.
2. Spirit, spiritedness, animation, life, vigor, manliness, zeal, pluck, bottom, animal spirits.
Enervate, v. a.   Unnerve, weaken, enfeeble, debilitate, paralyze, break, deprive of force or strength, render feeble.
Enfeeble, v. a.   Weaken, unnerve, ENERVATE.
Enfilade, v. a.   (Mil.) Rake with shot.
Enforce, v. a.   1. Give force to, urge with energy, set forth strongly, impress on the mind.
2. Put in execution, put in force.
3. Constrain, compel, oblige, force, require.
Enforcement, n.   1. Inculcation.
2. Sanction.
3. Execution, putting in force.
4. Constraint, compulsion.
Enfranchise, v. a.   1. Admit as a freeman, endow with a franchise.
2. Free, emancipate, release, set free, make free, restore to liberty.
Engage, v. a.   1. Pledge, commit, promise, bind, put under pledge.
2. Enlist, induce to serve.
3. Gain, win, attach, attract, allure, entertain, draw, fix, arrest, gain over.
4. Occupy, employ, busy, engross.
5. Attack, encounter, fight with, join battle with.
Engage, v. n.   1. Fight, combat, contend, struggle, contest, join battle.
2. Embark, enlist, take the first step.
3. Promise, agree, stipulate, bargain, undertake, pledge one's word, plight one's word, pass one's word, pledge one's self, become bound, be sworn, take upon one's self.
Engagement, n.   1. Promise, stipulation, assurance, contract, pledge, obligation.
2. Employment, occupation, business, AVOCATION, calling, vocation.
3. Battle, conflict, combat, contest, action, fight, encounter, rencounter.
Engaging, a.   Attractive, winning, entertaining, pleasing, interesting, captivating, charming, taking.
Engender, v. a.   1. Generate, beget, procreate, breed.
2. Produce, cause, occasion, give rise to, call forth.
Engine, n.   1. Machine.
2. Implement, instrument, weapon, agent, means.
Enginery, n.   Engines, machines.
Engird, v. a.   Surround, environ, gird, begird, encircle, encompass.
English, n.   1. English people.
2. English language.
Engorge, v. a.   Gorge, devour, swallow up, swallow eagerly, gulp down.
Engorge, v. n.   Devour food, feed greedily, be gluttonous.
Engorgement, n.   1. Engorging.
2. (Med.) Congestion, obstruction, over-fulness.
Engrain, v. a.   Dye in the grain, dye deep.
Engrave, v. a.   1. Mark by incisions, cut, chisel, carve, STIPPLE.
2. Imprint, infix, impress deeply.
Engraving, n.   1. Engraved plate.
2. Print.
Engross, v. a.   1. Absorb, engage, occupy, take up.
2. Monopolize, forestall.
3. Copy in large hand, write out fair.
Engrossment, n.   1. Absorption, monopoly, forestalling.
2. Engrossed copy.
Engulf, v. a.   [Written also Ingulf.] Absorb, swallow up.
Enhance, v. a.   1. Raise (as price), advance, heighten, swell.
2. Increase, augment, aggravate.
Enhearten, v. a.   Encourage, embolden, animate, hearten, inspirit, cheer, incite, stimulate, assure, reassure, comfort, console, buoy up.
Enigma, n.   Riddle, puzzle, dark saying, obscure question.
Enigmatic, a.   Obscure, mysterious, mystic, mystical, dark, occult, recondite, ambiguous, hidden, unintelligible, incomprehensible, puzzling, perplexing.
Enigmatical, a.   Obscure, mysterious, mystic, mystical, dark, occult, recondite, ambiguous, hidden, unintelligible, incomprehensible, puzzling, perplexing.
Enjoin, v. a.   1. Urge, admonish, advise, importune, beg, entreat.
2. Order, direct, bid, command, require, prescribe to.
3. (Law.) Prohibit, restrain, put an injunction on.
Enjoy, v. a.   1. Take pleasure in, be delighted with, take delight in, derive pleasure from.
2. Have fruition of.
Enjoyment, n.   1. Pleasure, gratification, delight, happiness.
2. Fruition, satisfactory possession.
Enjoy one's self, Be happy.
Enkindle, v. a.   1. Inflame, ignite, kindle, set on fire.
2. Incite, excite, rouse, stimulate, instigate, provoke, stir up, set on.
Enlarge, v. a.   Increase, augment, extend, expand, magnify, amplify, make larger, make greater.
Enlarge, v. n.   1. Expatiate, dilate, descant, speak at length, launch out.
2. Increase, swell, grow, extend, expand, grow larger.
Enlargement, n.   1. Expansion, dilatation, extension, augmentation, increase.
2. Expatiation, copious discourse, extended remark.
Enlighten, v. a.   1. Illuminate, illume, illumine, irradiate, make light, make luminous, supply with light.
2. Instruct, inform, teach.
Enlightened, a.   Instructed, informed, educated, intelligent, refined, highly civilized.
Enlightenment, n.   Instruction, illumination.
Enlist, v. a.   1. Enroll, register, record, list.
2. Engage, induce to serve, secure the assistance of.
Enlist, v. n.   1. List, enroll one's self.
2. Embark, engage, pledge one's assistance.
Enlistment, n.   Enrolment.
Enliven, v. a.   1. Quicken, animate, wake, rouse, invigorate, give life to.
2. Inspire, inspirit, exhilarate, cheer, delight, gladden.
En masse, [Fr.] Altogether, in a mass, in a body.
Enmity, n.   Animosity, hatred, hate, hostility, malignity, malice, aversion, malevolence, rancor, bitterness, ill-will.
Ennoble, v. a.   1. Raise to nobility, raise to the peerage.
2. Exalt, dignify, elevate, raise, aggrandize.
Ennui, n.   [Fr.] Listlessness (for want of occupation), languor, tedium, lassitude, wearisomeness, tiresomeness, irksomeness.
Enormity, n.   1. Atrociousness, depravity, atrocity, flagitiousness, wickedness.
2. Atrocious crime, flagitious villany.
Enormous, a.   1. [Rare.] Inordinate, irregular, abnormal, exceptional.
2. Huge, monstrous, immense, vast, gigantic, colossal, prodigious, Cyclopean, Herculean, elephantine, very large.
3. Flagitious, very wicked.
Enough, n.   Sufficiency, plenty, QUANTUM SUFFICIT.
Enough, a.   Sufficient (to satisfy desire).
Enough, ad.   Sufficiently, satisfactorily, to satisfaction.
Enounce, v. a.   [Rare.] 1. Declare, enunciate, announce, publish, proclaim, promulgate, state, propound, make known.
2. Articulate, utter, pronounce.
En passant, [Fr.] In passing, by the way, by the by.
Enquire, v. a.   [Written also and usually Inquire.] Ask about.
Enquire, v. n.   1. Ask, question, seek information (by questioning), make inquiry.
2. Make investigation, make examination.
Enrage, v. a.   Irritate, exasperate, incense, madden, infuriate, provoke, inflame, chafe, AGGRAVATE, anger, make furious, excite to rage.
Enrapture, v. a.   Enchant, charm, fascinate, captivate, entrance, enravish, transport, beatify, make happy.
Enravish, v. a.   Enchant, ENRAPTURE.
Enravishment, n.   Rapture, ecstasy, transport, ravishment.
Enrich, v. a.   1. Endow, make rich, make wealthy.
2. Fertilize, make productive.
3. Store, supply abundantly.
4. Adorn, decorate, deck, ornament, embellish.
Enrobe, v. a.   Dress, clothe, invest, attire, array, apparel, robe.
Enroll, v. a.   Enlist, register, chronicle.
En route, [Fr.] On the way, on the passage.
Ensanguine, v. a.   Stain with blood, smear with blood.
Ensconce, v. a.   Shelter, cover, shield, secure, screen, hide, protect, harbor.
Ensemble, n.   [Fr.] The whole.
Enshrine, v. a.   1. Enclose in a shrine.
2. Preserve (as something sacred), embalm, treasure, cherish, keep unimpaired.
Ensiform, a.   Sword-shaped.
Ensign, n.   1. Banner, standard, colors, streamer, flag, pennon.
2. Symbol, sign, signal.
3. Badge, distinctive mark, mark of distinction.
Enslave, v. a.   Reduce to bondage, deprive of liberty.
Ensnare, v. a.   [Written also Insnare.] 1. Entrap, catch.
2. Inveigle, allure, seduce.
3. Entangle, embarrass, confound, perplex, bewilder, pose, nonplus, stagger, mystify.
Ensue, v. n.   1. Follow, succeed, come after, be subsequent.
2. Issue, arise, spring, flow, come, result, proceed, accrue.
Ensure, v. a.   [Written also and usually Insure.] 1. Make secure.
2. Secure against loss, indemnify against risk.
Entail, v. a.   1. Transfer (by inalienable title).
2. Transmit (by necessity), fix unalterably.
Entangle, v. a.   1. Ensnare, entrap, catch, involve in complication.
2. Confuse (by twisting or crossing), interweave, tangle, knot, mat.
3. Perplex, embarrass, puzzle, confound, bewilder, pose, nonplus, stagger, mystify.
Entanglement, n.   1. Intricacy, involution, complication.
2. Perplexity, embarrassment, confusion, bewilderment.
Entelechy, n.   [Peripatetic Philosophy.] Actuality (as distinguished from potential existence).
Enter, v. a.   1. Go into, come into.
2. Record, register, enroll, note, set down, chronicle, jot down, take down.
3. Insert, set in.
Enter, v. n.   1. Come in, go in, pass in.
2. Penetrate, pierce.
Enter into, 1. Form a part of.
2. Share, participate in, be a partaker of.
3. Sympathize with.
Enterprise, n.   1. Undertaking, adventure, venture, attempt, effort, essay, endeavor, cause.
2. Energy, activity, efficiency, force of character.
Enterprising, a.   1. Adventurous, venturesome, venturous, dashing, daring, audacious, bold.
2. Active, prompt, alert, stirring, smart, energetic, efficient, spirited, zealous, strenuous, eager, on the alert, in earnest.
Entertain, v. a.   1. Lodge, treat hospitably, show hospitality to, receive as a guest.
2. Feed, maintain, support.
3. Hold, cherish, harbor.
4. Take into consideration.
5. Divert, amuse, please.
Entertainer, n.   Host.
Entertainment, n.   1. Hospitable treatment.
2. Feast, banquet, treat, COLLATION, festival.
3. Amusement, diversion, recreation, pastime.
Enter upon, Begin, commence, take the first steps in.
Enthrall, v. a.   [Written also Inthrall.] Enslave, reduce to servitude, put under restraint.
Enthralment, n.   [Written also Inthralment.] Enslavement, servitude, slavery, bondage, vassalage, serfdom, thraldom, captivity.
Enthrone, v. a.   1. Invest with sovereign power, seat upon a throne.
2. Exalt, elevate, raise to superiority.
Enthusiasm, n.   1. Ecstasy (from a belief of being inspired), fanaticism, religious frenzy.
2. Ardor, zeal, warmth, earnestness, passion, devotion, heat of imagination, mental excitement.
Enthusiast, n.   1. Fanatic, devotee, bigot, zealot, religious madman.
2. Zealot, visionary, dreamer, castle-builder.
Enthusiastic, a.   1. Fanatical, bigoted.
2. Visionary, extravagant.
3. Ardent, earnest, vehement, zealous, fervent, fervid, burning, flaming, glowing, passionate, impassioned.
Enthusiastical, a.   1. Fanatical, bigoted.
2. Visionary, extravagant.
3. Ardent, earnest, vehement, zealous, fervent, fervid, burning, flaming, glowing, passionate, impassioned.
Entice, v. a.   Allure (to evil), lure, attract, decoy, seduce, tempt, coax, inveigle, wheedle, cajole, persuade, lead astray.
Enticement, n.   Allurement, lure, attraction, temptation, decoy, bait, seduction, inveiglement, inducement, persuasion.
Entire, a.   1. Whole, complete, perfect, undivided, unbroken, undiminished, unimpaired.
2. Full, plenary, thorough, unalloyed.
3. (Bot.) With even margins, not toothed, not notched.
Entireness, n.   1. Wholeness, completeness, totality, entirety, integrity.
2. Fulness, thoroughness.
Entirety, n.   Wholeness, ENTIRENESS.
Entitle, v. a.   1. Name, designate, denominate, style, call, dub, christen, TITLE.
2. Give a claim to, give a right to, qualify for, fit for.
Entity, n.   Being, existence, essence.
Entomb, v. a.   Bury, inhume, inter.
Entombment, n.   Burial, interment, sepulture.
Entrails, n. pl.   Intestines, bowels, viscera, guts, inwards.
Entrance, n.   1. Ingress.
2. Entry, inlet, mouth, avenue, passage, door, gate, portal.
3. Beginning, commencement, initiation, introduction.
Entrance, v. a.   Charm, enchant, enrapture, fascinate, captivate, delight, bewitch, ravish, electrify, throw into ecstasies.
Entrap, v. a.   1. Ensnare, catch.
2. Inveigle, seduce, allure, entice.
3. Entangle, involve, perplex, embarrass, confound, bewilder, mystify, stagger, pose, nonplus.
Entreat, v. a.   Beg, crave, beseech, implore, supplicate, ADJURE, solicit, pray, importune, petition, enjoin, appeal to, prefer a prayer to.
Entreaty, n.   Supplication, prayer, petition, suit, solicitation, appeal, importunity, ADJURATION.
Entrée, n.   [Fr.] 1. Admittance, admission, free access.
2. First course (of dishes).
Entremets, n. pl.   [Fr.] Side dishes.
Entre nous, [Fr.] Confidentially, privately, in confidence, between ourselves, between you and me, under the rose, SUB ROSA.
Entrepot, n.   [Fr.] Magazine, warehouse, storehouse.
Entry, n.   1. Ingress, entrance.
2. Passage (into a house), avenue, inlet, hall.
3. Record, note, minute, memorandum.
Entwine, v. a.   [Written also Intwine.] 1. Twine, twist together.
2. Encircle, surround, embrace, wind about, wind around.
Enumerate, v. a.   Reckon, compute, count, number, tell, cite, recount, numerate, call over, relate in detail, mention one by one.
Enumeration, n.   1. Numbering, computation, citation, mention, detailed account.
2. (Rhet.) Recapitulation, summing-up.
Enunciate, v. a.   1. Declare, speak, proclaim, publish, express, relate, promulgate, state, propound, announce, enounce.
2. Utter, pronounce, articulate.
Enunciate, v. n.   Articulate, speak, utter articulate sounds.
Enunciation, n.   1. Declaration, utterance, expression, announcement.
2. Elocution, articulation, manner of utterance.
Enunciative, a.   Declarative, expressive, declaratory, enunciatory.
Enunciatory, a.   Declarative, enunciative.
Enure, v. n.   [Written also and usually Inure.] (Law.) Be applied, come into use, take effect.
Envelop, v. a.   1. Infold, inwrap, wrap, fold, wrap up, put a wrapper about.
2. Surround, encircle, encompass, cover, hide.
Envelop, n.   Envelope.
Envelope, n.   [Fr.] 1. Wrapper, covering, case, capsule.
2. (Fort.) Mound (to cover a weak part).
3. (Astron.) Coma.
Envenom, v. a.   1. Poison.
2. Enrage, exasperate, incense, provoke, irritate, madden, aggravate, inflame, make furious.
Enviable, a.   Desirable, to be envied.
Envious, a.   1. Jealous, disposed to envy.
2. Grudging.
Enviousness, n.   Envy.
Environ, v. a.   1. Surround, encompass, encircle, envelop, gird, begird, engird, enclose.
2. Invest, besiege, beset.
Environs, n. pl.   Neighborhood, vicinity, vicinage.
Envoy, n.   Minister, ambassador, plenipotentiary.
Envy, v. a.   1. Hate (for excellence or success), view with jealousy, feel ill-will towards.
2. Grudge, begrudge.
Envy, n.   1. Hate (on account of excellence or success), hatred, jealousy, spite, enviousness, ill-will.
2. Grudging.
3. Object of envy, person to be envied.
Ephemeral, a.   Short-lived, transitory, transient, fleeting, flitting, evanescent, fugitive, fugacious, momentary, brief.
Ephemeris, n.   [Gr. pl. Ephemerides.] 1. Journal, diary.
2. (Astron.) Astronomical almanac or calendar.
Epic, a.   Narrative.
Epic, n.   Narrative, poem, epic poem, heroic poem.
Epicedial, a.   Elegiac, mournful, funereal.
Epicedian, a.   Elegiac, mournful, funereal.
Epicedium, n.   Elegy, dirge, lament, mournful song, funeral song.
Epicure, n.   Voluptuary, sensualist, Sybarite, free-liver, man of pleasure.
Epicureanism, n.   Doctrines of Epicurus, Epicurism.
Epicurism, n.   1. Sensuality, luxury, luxurious living.
2. Doctrines of Epicurus, Epicureanism.
Epidemic, a.   General, prevailing, prevalent, pandemic.
Epidemical, a.   General, prevailing, prevalent, pandemic.
Epidermis, n.   1. Cuticle, scarf-skin.
2. (Bot.) Exterior coating.
Epigrammatic, a.   Concise, laconic, terse, pointed, poignant, piquant, sharp, pungent.
Epigrammatical, a.   Concise, laconic, terse, pointed, poignant, piquant, sharp, pungent.
Epilepsy, n.   Falling sickness.
Epiphany, n.   1. Manifestation, appearance (especially that of Christ by the star which guided the Magi to Bethlehem).
2. (Eccl.) Festival of the Epiphany.
Epiphyte, n.   Air-plant.
EpiploŚn, n.   (Anat.) Omentum, caul.
Episcopacy, n.   Episcopalianism.
Episcopal, a.   Episcopalian.
Episcopalian, a.   Episcopal.
Episcopalian, n.   Churchman.
Episcopalianism, n.   Episcopacy.
Episcopate, n.   1. Bishopric, office of a bishop.
2. Body of bishops.
Episode, n.   Digression, incidental narrative.
Epistle, n.   Letter, note, written communication.
Epistyle, n.   (Arch.) Architrave.
Epitaph, n.   Inscription (on a tomb or monument).
Epithalamium, n.   Nuptial song.
Epithet, n.   [Technical term of the Rhetorician.] Adjective, name, appellation, designation, title, qualifying word or term, descriptive term.
Epitome, n.   Abridgment, abstract, compend, compendium, conspectus, syllabus, brief, breviary, summary, synopsis, digest, sum and substance.
Epitomist, n.   Abridger, epitomizer, writer of an epitome.
Epitomize, v. a.   1. Abridge, abbreviate, shorten, condense, reduce, contract, make an abstract of.
2. Curtail, cut short.
Epitomizer, n.   Epitomist.
Epoch, n.   Period, date, era, age, point or period of time (remarkable for some event).
Epsom-salts, n. pl.   Sulphate of magnesia.
Equability, n.   Evenness, uniformity, equableness.
Equable, a.   Even, uniform, equal, steady, regular, always the same.
Equableness, n.   Evenness, equability.
Equal, a.   1. Like, alike, tantamount, equivalent; of the same extent, measure, degree, or value.
2. Uniform, even, regular, equable.
3. Impartial, unbiassed, equitable, fair, just, even-handed.
4. Proportionate, commensurate.
5. Adequate, competent, fit, of sufficient strength or ability.
Equal, n.   Peer, compeer, fellow.
Equal, v. a.   1. Equalize, make equal, make alike.
2. Rival, rise to the same level with.
3. Be adequate to, be equal to, be commensurate with.
Equality, n.   1. Likeness.
2. Uniformity, evenness.
Equalize, v. a.   Equal, make equal, make alike.
Equanimity, n.   Evenness of mind or temper, steadiness of disposition.
Equate, v. a.   Average, reduce to an average.
Equator, n.   1. Equinoctial, equinoctial line, celestial equator.
2. Terrestrial equator.
Equestrian, n.   1. Horseman, rider.
2. Knight, cavalier, chevalier, horse-soldier, CHASSEUR.
Equestrianism, n.   Horsemanship.
Equilibrium, n.   Equipoise, even balance, equality of weight.
Equinoctial, n.   Celestial equator, equinoctial line.
Equinoctial, a.   1. Of the equinoctial.
2. At the time of the equinoxes.
Equinox, n.   Equinoctial point, intersection of the equator and the ecliptic.
Equip, v. a.   1. Furnish, provide, arm, fit out, supply with outfits or apparatus.
2. Dress, accoutre, array, dress out.
Equipage, n.   1. Apparatus, equipment, furniture, baggage, effects, bag and baggage.
2. Carriage, vehicle, turnout.
3. Train, retinue, attendance, procession, suite.
Equipment, n.   Accoutrement, furniture, apparatus, rigging, gear, outfit.
Equipoise, n.   Equilibrium, even balance, equality of weight.
Equipollent, a.   [Rare.] Equivalent.
Equitable, a.   1. Upright, just, honest, impartial, candid, unbiassed, unprejudiced, even-handed.
2. Reasonable, fair, justifiable, right, proper.
Equity, n.   1. Justice, right.
2. Chancery.
Equivalence, n.   Equality.
Equivalency, n.   Equality.
Equivalent, a.   1. Equal, commensurate, tantamount, EQUIPOLLENT.
2. Synonymous, interchangeable, of the same meaning or import.
Equivocal, a.   1. Ambiguous, of doubtful meaning, to be taken in a double sense.
2. Uncertain, doubtful, dubious, indeterminate.
Equivocate, v. n.   Quibble, shuffle, dodge, palter, PREVARICATE, evade the truth, use equivocal expressions (for the sake of deception).
Equivocation, n.   1. Quibbling, prevarication, evasion, shuffling, ambiguity of speech.
2. Quibble, equivoke, double meaning.
Equivoke, n.   1. Ambiguous expression, double meaning.
2. Quibble, equivocation, double meaning.
Equivoque, n.   [Fr.] EQUIVOKE.
Era, n.   1. Series or succession of years (marked by any administration or dispensation).
2. Epoch, period, date, age, point or period of time (from which dates are reckoned).
Eradicate, v. a.   1. Extirpate, uproot, root out, pull up by the roots.
2. Destroy, exterminate, annihilate.
Eradication, n.   1. Extirpation, rooting out.
2. Extermination, destruction, annihilation, excision.
Erase, v. a.   Efface, obliterate, rase, expunge, cancel, blot, scratch out, scrape out, rub out, blot out.
Erasure, n.   Obliteration, scratching out, rasure.
Ere, ad.   [Poetical.] Before, sooner than.
Ere, prep.   [Poetical.] Before, prior to.
Erebus, n.   (Myth.) [L.] Hell, Tartarus, Hades, Avernus, the lower world, the infernal regions, shades below, region of darkness.
Erect, v. a.   1. Set up, place upright, set upright.
2. Raise, build, construct.
3. Exalt, elevate, magnify.
4. Institute, found, form, plant, establish.
5. [Poetical.] Cheer, animate, inspirit, enliven, encourage.
Erect, a.   1. Upright, not prone.
2. Elevated, turned upward.
3. Bold, undaunted, undismayed, unterrified, firm, unshaken.
Erection, n.   1. Erecting, setting upright.
2. Raising, building, constructing.
3. Building, structure, edifice.
Erelong, ad.   Soon, before long.
Eremite, n.   [Poetical.] Hermit, anchoret, anchorite, solitary, SOLITAIRE, recluse.
Ergo, ad.   [L.] Therefore, consequently.
Ergot, n.   Spurred rye.
Erin, n.   Ireland.
Ermine, n.   1. Stoat (Mustela erminea).
2. Fur of the stoat.
Erode, v. a.   Consume, destroy, canker, corrode, eat away.
Erosion, n.   Corrosion, eating away.
Erosive, a.   Corrosive, corroding, caustic, acrid, virulent, eating, catheretic.
Erotic, a.   Amatory, amorous, Anacreontic.
Erotical, a.   Amatory, amorous, Anacreontic.
Erotic, n.   Amatory poem.
Err, v. n.   1. Deviate (from the right way), wander, ramble, rove.
2. Mistake, blunder, misjudge, make a mistake, be at fault, labor under a mistake.
3. Sin, lapse, fall, trip, trespass, offend, go astray, do amiss, commit a fault.
Errand, n.   Message, mandate, mission, commission.
Errant, a.   Wandering, roving, rambling.
Errata, n. pl.   [L.] Errors (in printing), mistakes, misprints.
Erratic, a.   1. Wandering, roving, nomadic, not stationary.
2. Irregular, eccentric, abnormal.
Errhine, n.   Sternutatory.
Erring, a.   Sinful, fallible, peccable, liable to err.
Erroneous, a.   False, incorrect, inexact, inaccurate, wrong, untrue.
Error, n.   1. Mistake, blunder, misapprehension, oversight, inaccuracy.
2. Sin, fault, offence, trespass, transgression, delinquency, iniquity.
Errors, n. pl.   (In printing.) Errata, misprints.
Erse, n.   Gaelic language.
Erubescent, a.   Reddish, blushing, rubicund.
Eructate, v. n.   [Rare.] Belch, eject wind from the stomach.
Eructation, n.   Belching.
Erudite, a.   Learned, lettered, well-read, deep-read.
Erudition, n.   Knowledge (gained by reading and study), learning, lore, scholarship, science, literature.
Eruption, n.   1. Explosion, outburst, outbreak.
2. Sally, sudden excursion.
3. (Med.) Rash, exanthem.
Erysipelas, n.   Saint Anthony's fire.
Escalade, v. a.   Scale.
Escapade, n.   1. Impropriety (committed by one who is unconscious of it).
2. Vagary, prank, frolic.
Escape, v. a.   1. Avoid, shun, evade, elude, flee from, get out of the way of.
2. Pass unobserved.
Escape, v. n.   1. Flee, fly, abscond, decamp, VAMOSE, ABSQUATULATE, SLOPE, make or effect one's escape, make off, steal away, hasten away, slink away, run away, break loose, break away, gain one's freedom, whip off, take one's self off, beat a retreat, take to one's heels, cut and run, take French leave, be among the missing.
2. Slip, pass, go by, slip through the fingers, be passed over, be omitted.
Escape, n.   1. Flight.
2. Release (from threatened danger).
Escarp, n.   Scarp.
Eschar, n.   (Med.) Crust (made by caustics), scab, slough.
Escharotic, a.   Caustic, searing, cauterizing, catheretic.
Escharotic, n.   (Med.) Caustic, caustic application.
Escheat, v. n.   Be forfeited.
Eschew, v. a.   Avoid, shun, flee from, keep away from, keep clear of, steer clear of, keep out of the way of, be shy of, have nothing to do with.
Escort, n.   1. Convoy, guard, conduct.
2. Protection, safeguard, safe conduct.
Escort, v. a.   Attend, accompany, convoy, conduct, wait on, go along with.
Escritoire, n.   [Fr.] Writing-desk.
Esculent, a.   Eatable, edible.
Esculent, n.   Edible substance.
Escutcheon, n.   Shield, scutcheon, ensign armorial.
Esophagus, n.   [Written also and usually Œsophagus.] Gullet.
Esoteric, a.   Private, secret, acroamatic, acroatic, not public, not exoteric.
Especial, a.   Particular, principal, chief, special.
Espial, n.   Notice, observation, discovery.
Espousal, n.   1. Espousing, betrothing.
2. Adoption, defence, support, maintenance.
Espousals, n. pl.   Betrothment, promise of marriage.
Espouse, v. a.   1. Betroth, promise marriage with.
2. Marry, wed, join in wedlock.
3. Adopt, defend, embrace, maintain, support.
Esprit de corps, [Fr.] Class feeling, mutual interest in one another (as between members of the same society or of the same profession).
Espy, v. a.   Discern, descry, perceive, spy, discover, catch a glimpse of, catch sight of.
Espy, v. n.   Watch, observe, spy, take notice.
Esquire, n.   Squire.
Essay, v. a.   Attempt, try, endeavor.
Essay, n.   1. Attempt, trial, endeavor, effort, struggle, aim.
2. Tract, dissertation, treatise, disquisition, brief discourse.
Essayist, n.   Essay-writer.
Essay-writer, n.   Essayist.
Essence, n.   1. Nature, substance, quintessence, essential part.
2. Extract, volatile part, rectified portion.
3. Odor, perfume, scent.
4. Being, existence, entity.
Essence, v. a.   Perfume, scent, odor.
Essential, a.   1. Vital, necessary, requisite, indispensable, highly important.
2. Volatile, pure, highly rectified.
3. (Med.) Idiopathic, not symptomatic.
Essential, n.   1. Nature, first principle.
2. Chief point, most important part.
Establish, v. a.   1. Fix, settle, plant, found, institute, constitute, organize, form.
2. Confirm, ratify, sanction, approve.
3. Prove, substantiate, verify, make good.
Establishment, n.   1. Planting, founding, institution, organization, settlement.
2. Confirmation, ratification, sanction, approval.
3. Verification, substantiation, proof.
4. Residence (with all that pertains to it), place of residence.
5. Style of living, expenses of living.
6. Place of business.
Estate, n.   1. State, condition, position, rank.
2. Property, effects, possessions, fortune.
3. Class (of those who constitute the state or the government of a state), order, division.
4. (Law.) Interest (in any species of permanent property).
Esteem, v. a.   1. Estimate, appreciate, value, rate, reckon, set a value on.
2. Admire, like, prize, honor, revere, respect, think well of, think highly of, set a high value on.
3. Regard, consider, deem, think, account, believe, suppose, imagine, hold, view, fancy, look upon.
Esteem, n.   1. Estimation, estimate, appreciation, valuation, reckoning, account, opinion, judgment.
2. Respect, reverence, honor, credit, high regard, favorable opinion.
Esthetics, n.   [Written also and usually Æsthetics.] Philosophy of the fine arts, theory or philosophy of taste, science of the beautiful.
Estimable, a.   Worthy, good, excellent, meritorious.
Estimate, v. a.   1. Value, appraise, rate, prize, esteem, appreciate, set a value on, set a price on.
2. Compute, reckon, count, calculate.
Estimate, n.   1. Valuation, estimation.
2. Calculation, computation.
Estimation, n.   1. Valuation, appraisement, appreciation, estimate, judgment, opinion, esteem.
2. Respect, honor, regard, reverence, favorable opinion.
Estop, v. a.   (Law.) Bar, stop, impede, preclude, stop the progress of.
Estoppel, n.   Bar, impediment.
Estrange, v. a.   1. Withdraw, withhold, keep away.
2. Disaffect, alienate, make unfriendly, make disaffected.
Estrangement, n.   1. Withdrawal.
2. Disaffection, alienation.
Estuary, n.   Frith, inlet, arm of the sea.
État-major, [Fr.] Staff, commissioned officers, staff officers.
Et cætera, [L.] And others, and so forth, and so on.
Etch, v. a.   Engrave (by corrosion of an acid).
Eternal, a.   1. Endless, everlasting, interminable, ever-during, perpetual, ceaseless, unceasing, perennial.
2. Imperishable, undying, never-dying, immortal.
3. Immutable, unchangeable.
Eternally, ad.   Endlessly, interminably, perpetually, ceaselessly, continually, everlastingly, always, ever, AYE, evermore, for everlasting, for ever, for AYE, for ever and ever, world without end, time without end, to the end of time, till doomsday.
Eternity, n.   Perpetuity, endless duration.
Eternize, v. a.   1. Perpetuate, make perpetual.
2. Immortalize, make immortal.
Ethereal, a.   1. Airy, aerial, empyreal, light, volatile.
2. Celestial, heavenly.
Etherealize, v. a.   Subtilize, make ethereal.
Etherealness, n.   Airiness, rarity, subtilty, subtileness.
Ethical, a.   Moral.
Ethics, n.   Morality, morals, moral philosophy, science of human duty.
Ethiops-mineral, n.   Black sulphuret of mercury.
Ethnic, a.   1. Heathen (as distinguished from Jewish and Christian), pagan, gentile.
2. Ethnological.
Ethnical, a.   1. Heathen (as distinguished from Jewish and Christian), pagan, gentile.
2. Ethnological.
Ethnologic, a.   Ethnic, ethnical.
Ethnological, a.   Ethnic, ethnical.
Ethnography, n.   Description of races (especially as regard manners and customs or external peculiarities).
Ethnology, n.   Science of races (treating of the mental as well as of the physical differences of the races of mankind).
Ethology, n.   Treatise on ethics, system of ethics.
Etiolate, v. a.   Bleach, blanch, whiten, make or render white.
Etiolate, v. n.   Become white, be whitened, be blanched, be bleached.
Etiolated, a.   Whitened (by exclusion from light), blanched, bleached.
Etiquette, n.   Prescribed form (of behavior, as that set down on a card or ticket on the occasion of ceremonies at court), fashionable ceremony, ceremonial code, forms of good breeding, conventional decorum.
Etymology, n.   1. Science of etymons.
2. Derivation.
3. (Gram.) Inflection (of the parts of speech).
Etymon, n.   Root, radical, radix, primitive word.
Eucharist, n.   Communion, sacrament, Lord's Supper, Christian sacrament.
Eulogist, n.   Encomiast, panegyrist, praiser, extoller.
Eulogistic, a.   Encomiastic, panegyrical, commendatory, laudatory.
Eulogistical, a.   Encomiastic, panegyrical, commendatory, laudatory.
Eulogium, n.   Praise, EULOGY.
Eulogy, n.   Eulogistic speech or discourse, praise, eulogium, encomium, panegyric, commendation, good word, tribute of praise.
Eupepsy, n.   Good digestion.
Euphemism, n.   Softened expression (to avoid offending by harshness or by indelicacy).
Euphonic, a.   Euphonious.
Euphonical, a.   Euphonious.
Euphonious, a.   Euphonic, mellifluous, clear, silvery, musical, sweet-toned, not harsh, sweetly flowing.
Euphony, n.   Agreeable sound (in language).
Euphrasy, n.   (Bot.) Eye-bright (Euphrasia officinalis).
Euphuism, n.   Purism, finical style, fastidious delicacy (in the use of language), affected elegance.
Euthanasia, n.   Euthanasy, easy death.
Euthanasy, n.   Euthanasia.
Eutrophy, n.   Healthy nutrition.
Euxine, n.   Black sea.
Evacuant, a.   (Med.) Purgative, cathartic, abstergent, cleansing.
Evacuant, n.   Cathartic, purgative, purgative medicine.
Evacuate, v. a.   1. Empty, make empty.
2. Eject, expel, excrete, void, discharge, throw out, clear out, clean out.
3. Quit (as a house or a country), leave, relinquish, forsake, desert, abandon, withdraw from.
Evacuation, n.   1. Emptying.
2. Discharge, ejection, excretion.
3. Quitting, withdrawal.
Evade, v. a.   1. Elude, escape, escape from, steal away from, get away from (by artifice).
2. Avoid, shun, decline.
Evade, v. n.   Equivocate, shuffle, quibble, dodge, prevaricate, palter, cavil.
Evanesce, v. n.   Vanish, disappear, be seen no more.
Evanescence, n.   Transitoriness, transientness, speedy passage, short continuance.
Evanescent, a.   Vanishing, fleeting, transitory, transient, passing, flitting, fugitive, flying, ephemeral, short-lived.
Evangelic, a.   According to the gospel.
Evangelical, a.   According to the gospel.
Evangelist, n.   1. Writer of one of the Gospels.
2. Missionary.
Evangelize, v. a.   Preach the gospel to, instruct in the gospel.
Evaporate, v. n.   1. Fly off in vapor.
2. Disappear, be dissipated.
Evaporate, v. a.   1. Vaporize, convert into vapor, disperse in vapor.
2. Exhale, emit in vapor.
Evaporating dish, Capsule.
Evaporation, n.   1. Vaporization.
2. Exhalation.
Evasion, n.   Shift, subterfuge, equivocation, prevarication, quibble, tergiversation, shuffling, sophistical excuse, disingenuous escape.
Evasive, a.   Equivocating, shuffling, sophistical, elusive, elusory.
Eve, n.   [Poetical.] Evening.
Even, n.   Evening, eve.
Even, a.   1. Smooth, level, plane, flat.
2. Uniform, equable, equal, calm, ruffled, unsteady.
3. On a level, on the same level.
4. Fair, just, equitable.
5. Divisible by two, not odd.
Even, ad.   1. Exactly, verily, just.
2. At the very time.
3. Likewise, in like manner, not only so, but also.
4. Strange to say.
5. So much as.
Even-handed, a.   Just, equitable, impartial, fair, honest, upright.
Evening, n.   Eve, even, eventide, nightfall, dusk, twilight, close of the day, fall of day, decline of day, going down of the sun.
Evening star, n.   Vesper, Hesper, Hesperus, Venus.
Event, n.   1. Incident, accident, occurrence, adventure, affair.
2. Result, issue, consequence, end, conclusion, termination.
Eventful, a.   Full of incidents.
Eventual, a.   Final, ultimate.
Eventuate, v. n.   Issue, terminate, close, prove, turn out.
Ever, ad.   1. At any time.
2. Always, evermore, perpetually, continually, eternally, AYE, for aye, for ever, at all times, to the end of time, through all ages, till doomsday.
Ever and anon, Often, every now and then, at short intervals.
Ever-during, a.   Eternal, EVERLASTING.
Everlasting, a.   1. Eternal, endless, unending, ever-during, perpetual, incessant, ceaseless, continual, uninterrupted, interminable, unceasing, never-ceasing, never-ending.
2. Imperishable, undying, never-dying, ever-living, deathless, immortal.
Everlasting, n.   1. Eternity.
2. Cudweed, goldylocks, IMMORTELLE.
Ever-living, a.   Eternal, immortal, undying, deathless, never-dying, everlasting.
Evermore, ad.   Always, eternally, forever, ever, perpetually, continually, AYE, for aye, at all times, to the end of time, through all ages.
Every, a.   Each (of several).
Every now and then, Often, at short intervals, ever and anon.
Every-day, a.   Common, customary, usual, wonted, accustomed, habitual.
Everywhere, ad.   In every place, in all places, right and left, far and near, far and wide, throughout the world, all the world over, in every quarter, in all quarters, in all lands; here, there, and everywhere; from pole to pole, from China to Peru, from Maine to Georgia.
Evict, v. a.   (Law.) Dispossess.
Eviction, n.   (Law.) Dispossession, deprivation.
Evidence, n.   Testimony, proof, ground of belief.
Evidence, v. a.   Prove, elucidate, demonstrate, show, manifest, evince, make manifest, make clear.
Evident, a.   Plain, clear, manifest, apparent, obvious, palpable, patent, unmistakable.
Evidential, a.   Indicative, evidentiary, evincive, demonstrative.
Evidentiary, a.   Evidential.
Evil, a.   1. Bad, ill, not good.
2. Wicked, sinful, vicious, corrupt, perverse, wrong.
3. Mischievous, hurtful, harmful, noxious, deleterious.
4. Unhappy, unfortunate, calamitous, adverse, unpropitious.
Evil, n.   1. Calamity, misfortune, disaster, reverse.
2. Wickedness, sin, depravity, malignity, wicked disposition.
3. Wrong, injury, mischief, harm.
Evil-doer, n.   Sinner, criminal, malefactor, culprit, offender, delinquent, wrong-doer.
Evil one, Devil, Satan, Lucifer, Belial, Apollyon, arch-fiend, the tempter, the man of sin, the wicked one, the old serpent, the prince of darkness, the foul fiend, the Enemy.
Evince, v. a.   Prove, demonstrate, show, evidence, manifest, elucidate, make evident, make clear.
Evincive, a.   Demonstrative, indicative, evidential, evidentiary.
Eviscerate, v. a.   Disembowel, embowel, gut, take out the bowels of.
Evoke, v. a.   Summon, call forth, call up, summon forth.
Evolution, n.   Evolving, unfolding, expansion, evolvement.
Evolve, v. a.   Unroll, unfold, expand, open, develop.
Evolvement, n.   Evolution.
Exacerbate, v. a.   1. Irritate, exasperate, provoke, imbitter, inflame, excite, infuriate.
2. Aggravate, heighten, increase.
Exacerbation, n.   1. Exasperation, provocation, irritation.
2. Aggravation, increase.
Exact, a.   1. Strict, scrupulous, methodical, punctual, nice, critical, upright, honest.
2. Accurate, precise, literal, correct, true.
Exact, v. a.   1. Extort, require authoritatively.
2. Claim, demand.
Exaction, n.   1. Extortion.
2. Contribution (demanded), tribute.
Exactitude, n.   Exactness.
Exactness, n.   1. Accuracy, correctness, faultlessness, precision, nicety, truth.
2. Strictness, regularity, scrupulousness, carefulness.
Exaggerate, v. a.   Overstate, heighten, amplify, overcharge, strain, stretch, overstrain, caricature, overcolor, depict extravagantly, color too highly.
Exaggeration, n.   Hyperbole, rant, caricature, extravagant statement, high coloring.
Exalt, v. a.   1. Raise, elevate, erect, lift up.
2. Ennoble, dignify, aggrandize.
3. Praise (highly), extol, magnify, glorify, bless.
Exaltation, n.   Elevation, dignity.
Examination, n.   1. Inspection, observation.
2. Inquiry, search, research, scrutiny, investigation, inquisition.
3. Trial by questions (in order to elicit truth or to test qualifications).
Examine, v. a.   1. Inspect, observe.
2. Scrutinize, investigate, study, consider, canvass, inquire into, search into, look into, inquire about.
3. Interrogate (in order to elicit truth or to test qualifications), catechise, put questions to.
Examiner, n.   1. Inspector.
2. Inquirer, investigator.
Example, n.   1. Pattern, copy, model, archetype, prototype.
2. Precedent.
3. Instance, illustration, exemplification, case in point.
Exanimate, a.   1. Lifeless, dead, defunct.
2. Inanimate, torpid, inert, sluggish, spiritless.
Exanthem, n.   (Med.) Rash, eruption, breaking out.
Exanthema, n.   [Gr. pl. Exanthemata.] Exanthem.
Exasperate, v. a.   1. Irritate, provoke, chafe, vex, nettle, incense, anger, affront, offend, enrage, make angry.
2. Exacerbate, inflame, render more violent.
Exasperation, n.   1. Irritation, provocation, exacerbation.
2. Wrath, rage, ire, fury, violent passion.
Ex cathedra, [L.] 1. [Adjectively.] Authoritative, from the bench, from high authority.
2. [Adverbially.] Authoritatively, with authority, with the air of a magistrate.
Excavate, v. a.   Hollow, hollow out, scoop out, dig out, cut out.
Excavation, n.   1. Excavating.
2. Cutting, cavity, hollow.
Exceed, v. a.   1. Transcend, surpass, cap, go beyond.
2. Excel, outdo, outstrip, outvie, be superior to.
Exceed, v. n.   1. Go too far, overstep the proper limit.
2. Be the greater, bear the greater proportion.
Exceedingly, ad.   Very, highly, greatly, extremely, vastly, beyond measure, to a great degree.
Excel, v. a.   1. Surpass, outdo, beat, be superior to, cast in the shade, throw into the shade.
2. Exceed, transcend, cap, go beyond.
Excel, v. n.   Be superior, be eminent, bear the palm, bear the bell, take precedence.
Excellence, n.   1. Superiority, pre-eminence, transcendence.
2. Good quality.
3. Worth, goodness, uprightness, probity, purity.
Excellent, a.   1. Superior, eminent, first-rate, sterling, peerless, prime, admirable, matchless, choice, CRACK, exquisite, transcendent, of the best, of the first water, superlatively good.
2. Virtuous, worthy, good, above or beyond all praise.
Except, v. a.   Exclude, reject, leave out.
Except, v. n.   Object, make objection, take exception.
Except, prep.   Excepting, excluding, save, leaving out, with the exception of.
Exception, n.   1. Exclusion.
2. Objection.
3. Instance to be excepted.
Exceptionable, a.   Objectionable.
Exceptional, a.   Irregular, unusual, uncommon, unnatural, peculiar, anomalous, abnormal, aberrant, exceptive.
Exceptive, a.   Exceptional.
Excerpt, n.   Extract, quotation, citation, selected passage.
Excerpt, v. a.   Extract, select, cite, quote, take.
Excess, n.   1. Superfluity, redundance, redundancy, superabundance.
2. Surplus, overplus, remainder.
3. Intemperance, dissipation, debauchery.
Excessive, a.   1. Superabundant, superfluous, exuberant.
2. Extravagant, inordinate, enormous, outrageous, unreasonable, very great.
3. Immoderate, intemperate, extreme.
4. Vehement, violent.
Exchange, v. a.   1. Barter, commute, swap, truck, change.
2. Interchange, bandy, give and take reciprocally.
Exchange, n.   1. Barter, traffic, trade, commutation.
2. Interchange, reciprocity.
3. Bourse.
Excise, n.   Inland duty, tax upon home products.
Excision, n.   Extirpation, eradication, destruction, extermination.
Excitability, n.   1.</